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TUB OMAHA DAILY 1.EE: WEDNESDAY. DECEM1.KT1 17, 1002.
Davis sells drug.
Btockcrt Mill carpets and rugs.
Eipert watch repairing, Leffcrt, 4i Bwtjr,
For rent, 6-room house, "19 Sixth ivfnuj.
Mrs. M. Barrett la reported to ba critically
111 at htr home on Vine atreet.
Burnt wood and leather goods. C. E.
Alexander A Co., 233 Hroadway.
' I.sdle' 2S-cent hsndkerrhlef with II pur
chase this week. Howe, 31K Broadway.
The Woman a club will me?t this after
noon at the residence of Mra. F. H. Hill.
For rent, nlrely furnished front room,
reasonable prii. -Inquire 3b6 North first
Wanted at once, carrier with horse for
route on The Hee. Apply at the office, No.
10 J'carl atreet.
Assistant County Attorney and Mra. C. F.
Kimball will leava today for a week a visit
at Waterloo, la.
We are headquartera for arias of all
klnda. Se us before you buy. C. 11. I'aint,
011 and Glass Co.
Miaa Anna Ifutchlnann and Miss Char
lotta A yips worth have prone to Newport,
Neb., to look after their ranch at that
Hlllla T. Harper of Pea Molnea and Anna
C. Traumann of Omaha were married In
thla city yesterday afternoon by Iter. John
A chimney burning out called the fire de
partment at noon yesterday to the resldenca
of Charles Oreaory at 629 First avenue.
There waa no damage.
Mra. Rarah E. Crandall of Routh Seventh
atreet la abla to be about after being con
fined to her home for six weeka with a
severely sprained ankle.
The l-year-old son of A. W. Chase ot
Avoca haa been brought to the Woman a
Christian Association hospital to undergo
n operation for appendicitis.
Jamea H. Cody und Miss Zora Mirtln,
both of Onawa, la., were married yesterday
morning; ny Key. w. u. crewoson at tne
Flrat Christian church parsonage.
Attorney I. N. Fllcklnger left last even
ing for Houston, Tex. He waa accompanied
try Mr. and Mrs. C K. Uolton of Logan, la.
Mrs. Bolton will spend the winter at San
An eleven-pound boy arrived on a special
train yesterday morning at :. o'clock at
the home of M. U. Oay, local agent of the
Chicago, Hock island & Paclllo Railway
company, 229 Fourth atreet.
Thomaa R. Sutton of Dedham, la., haa
filed a petition In bankruptcy in the United
States court nere. His liabilities amount
to I1.SS6 and his assets aggregate $-20 In
value, all of which are claimed aa exempt.
The motion for a new trial In the pr
onal Injury damage suit of Chris Peterson
against the motor company, In which t he
plaintiff obtained a verdict for 113,500, ti&a
been taken under advisement by Judge
Twenty-three men were given lodging
last night at police headquarters. It being
the largest number so tar this winter.
Most of the men expect to ship with Wlck
ham'a railroad grading outfit today to
Edna C, the Infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. R. Gray, 19 Fifteenth avenue, died
yesterday morning, aged 6 months. The
funeral will be held from the residence thla
afternoon at i o clock and burial will be in
Walnut Hill cemetery.
Christ Axelsen, aged 81 years, died yes
terday at his home In Boomer townahlp.
Two sons and one daughter survive him.
The funeral will be held Friday morning
t 10 o'clock from the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Lena Peterson, 1828 Third
Mra. Miller, who recently established a
"Door of Hope" home for unfortunate and
homeless girls at 8U8 Avenue E, reports
that she Is greatly In need of a heating
atove, bedding and clothing. Those desir
ing to contribute to the institution can
notify Mrs. Miller by telephone.
James A. Gelat, against whom a charge or
Insanity had been filed, waa taken Into cus
tody at a late hour Monday night. He
wandered Into the home of F. J. Day on
Sixth avenue, where he waa mistaken for
a burglar and turned over to the police. He
will have a hearing today before the com
missioners for the insane. x
i The receipts in the general fund at the
Christian Home last week were 1851.98,
being tffil.M above the needs of the week
and sufficient to wipe out the deficiency
heretofore existing In this fund. In the
manager's fund the receipts were $80.76,
being H6.75 above the needs of the week
and decreasing the deficiency to date to
Albert Jonr. Jr., of Kansas City and
Miss Jessie Mae Plunkett were married
yesterday afternoon at the residence of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mra. J. H.
Plunkett, 1204 East Broadway. Rev. W. B.
Crewdsoh of the First Christian church
officiating. After a wedding trip to Kan
sas City Mr. and Mra. Jonea will make
their home In this city, where the groom la
connected with one of the large lumber
Schmidt's Christmas Photos.
Come early, any kind of weather, for our
elegant new Christmas photos; guaranteed.
Schools Close Friday.
The city schools will close Friday for
the Christmas holidays until January S.
Exercises appropriate to the season will
be held in all the grades Friday tfternoon.
Superintendent Clifford and a party of
about fifteen , teachers will leave Friday
evening for a trip to New Orleans and
other points of interest. The object of the
trip Is to secure data as to the cultivation
of rice, sugar and cotton on the southern
plantations, to be used in the study ot
geography. The party will alao visit the
scenes of the southern battlefields.
Principal Ensign of the high scool will
attend the meeting ot the State Teachers'
association in Des Moines. It is probable
that he will be the only representative
from the Council Bluff city schools at the
N. T Plumbing Co., telephone 156.
' Vincent Leetare Draws Well.
Dr. George Vincent of the University of
Chicago, who lectured at the high school
auditorium yesterday afternoon, was
greeted by a large audience, there being
In addition to a majority of the teachers
of the city schools nearly 300 ot the rep
resentative club women preaent.
Dr. Vincent's subject was "The Mind of
the Mob," In which he showed the Influence
of a speaker on an audience at big meet
ings, such as political conventions, church
revivals and temperance rallies.
The proceeds ot the lecture will be de-
voted to the purchaae of a stereoptlcon for
,the purpose of Illustrating geography work
, and such like in the city schools.
Gravel roofing. A. H. Reld, 126 Main St.
Ball Rrtaras to Aahland.
Manly Hlghtshoe, alias Hull, wanted at
'Ashland, Neb., on a charge of forgery,
:was arrested in this city yesterday morn
ing by Dectectlve Callaghan. He waa tried
on a similar charge at Wahoo laat week
and acquitted. The Ashland authorities
"had expected to pick him up there, but he
slipped oat of town before they could get
their hands on, blm. He was taken to
Ashland last evening by Marshal E. E.
Corwla ot that place.
Real. Katato Transfers.
These transfers were filed yesterday in
the abstract, title and loan office of J. W.
Squire, 101 Pearl street:
John Hammer to F. E. Meacroll, part
u block 10, Mill add and part lot 10.
block II. Mynster's add. q. c. d $ I
Oeorg II. Btlllman and wife to same,
same. q. c. d 1
Alice 8. Converse to Mamie Rodwell,
part lota 1 4, 4. block 12, Oakland, '
' w. d 1.600
John W. McCaskey and wife to John
, W. Rush. ne" nwU 2S-74-W. w. d 1,668
N. B. Chrisman and wife to Amelia
Osteite.. I acres in ne corner nV sw
.. t4-n-42. w. d. M)
Tirniu Smith iu CrJi F- id
Loan and Trust company, aa re
i c iver. lot 11, block 2. lialrd add,
q. c. d ' SO
Total aix transfers ..
v. Ucensea to wed were issued yesterday to
i the following:
Name and Address. Age.
Ulllls T. Harper. Ix-s Moines, Ia 35
Anna C. Traumann. Omaha 24
George R. Brubaker, Omaha X?
JLaie A. Garrett, Omaha -I
MYSTERY OF A SEINING CASE
Lccal Officer! Hare a Feciliar Sitnatioi
STRANGERS BRING MATTER BEFORE JUDGE
One Arrests Another, Who Pleads
Gallty and la Sentenced to Oa
Day la the Coanty
C. H. Dunbar, said to be a resident of
Keokuk, was brought before Justice Bryant
yesterday morning on a charge of Illegally
seining In Lake Manawa, preferred by a
man named Magulre, said to be a con
stable from Marengo, Iowa county. Dun
bar pleaded guilty to the accusation and
was sentenced to one day in the county
An air of mystery appears to enshroud
the entire transaction. Both Magulre and
Dunbar are strangers here. Justice Bryant
was disinclined to give out any informa
tion and Assistant County Attorney Kim
ball was unable to, the latter explaining
that when the man pleaded guilty he did
not deem it necessary to inquire further
Into the case.
It seems that Magulre, according to his
own statement, has been operating in dif
ferent parts of this section of the state.
The seining at Lake Manawa Is alleged
to have been done several weeks ago. Dun
bar was arrested, so it is reported, by
Magulre near Sioux City and brought by
him to Council Bluffs late Monday night
and placed In the county Jail. From what
can be learned, it seems that the local
authorities are under the impression that
Magulre was a deputy fish and game war
den, but this is denied. It la said, bow
ever, that Magulre is an applicant for the
position. From what Magulre told Jus
tice Bryant, other arrests may be looked
for, as he expects to round up the re
mainder of the gang ot alleged seiners.
Deputy Fish and Game Warden Brown of
this city disclaimed any knowledge ot Ma
gulre, and officials of the motor company
denied having employed him.
A Free Heating; Storo.
Before you buy your coal see Wra. Welch
at : North Main street and' he will ex
plain to you how you can get a fine Round
Oak heating stove without costing you a
penny. 'Phone, 128.
HARD TO SUIT ON FIRE ESCAPES
Board of Kdncatlon Finally Leaves
Matter with Committee with
Power to Aet.
The greater part of last night's session
of the Board ot Education wai taken up
in the discussion ot fir escapes for the
high school, Washington avenue and
Bloomer buildings. None of the bids sub
mitted appeared agreeable to the hoard and
Member Gorman suggested that specifica
tions be prepared for the escapes for each
building and bids he asked on the specifi
cations. This plan did not meet with the
approval ot the majority of the board, and
after the matter bad been threshed over
for nearly two hours it was decided to
leave It in the bands of the special com
mittee, ot which Member Cooper is chair
man, the committee being authorized to
act as It deemed best.
At the suggestion of Member Gorman the
board wlll .asslgn one day in. January and
one In February for the members to visit
The matter of fumigating the schools in
case of pupils being exposed to infectious
diseases was referred to Member Macrae,
with power to act. City Physician Hough'
ton reported as to the closing of the Ave
nue B school and the fumigating ot the
building at an expense of $35.
The resignations ot Janitors Carlson at
the Avenue D school. Mack at the Thirty-
second street school and Wllklns at the
North Eighth street cchool were received
and accepted and the following appointed
in their places: J. W. Roberts at Avenue
D, 8. Smith at Thirty-second street and
R. B. Mains at North Eighth street.
The report of Superintendent Clifford tor
the third month ot the school year, ending
November 26, gave these statistics: En
tire enrollment, boys, 1,544; girls, 1,565; to
tal, 5,109; monthly enrollment, boys, 2,405;
girls, 2,462; total, 4,867; average dally at
tendance, 4,454.23; per cent of attendance.
94.24; cases ot tardiness, 440; number
neither absent nor tardy, 2,472.
Framed pictures. Alexander ft Co.
REPORT OF THE PARK BOARD
Clerk Phillips Completes the Doe a.
meat for Sabmlsaloa to the
X City Council.
Clerk Phillips completed yesterday the
annual report of the Board of Park Com
missioners, which will be submitted to the
city council at Its next meeting. Although
the terms of the park commissioners ex
pire In April, the law requires the board
to make an annual statement up to and
including November 1 to the city council.
The report shows that the receipts, do
rived principally from the 2-mlU tax.
amounted to $6,939.98, and the disburse
ments for the twelve months were 28,349.57,
leaving a balance ot $521.88 In the park
fund. The amounts expended on the differ'
ent parks, including the salaries of the
park policemen, were' as follows: Fair-
mount. $2,454.22; Bayllss. $1,178.14; Coch
ran, $397.62; Lakevlew, $443.30. The three
members ot the board received as salaries
during the twelve months $1,707.50, and the
miscellaneous expenses were $163.79.
The principal . work carried out by the
board during the last year was the lm
provement to Bayllss park by raising the
west section. A section will be raised each
year until the entire park Is brought up to
the street grade. Considerable money was
also expended In constructing quarters and
making other arrangements for the cars ot
the animals at Falrmount park.
CAUGHT ON A BAD CHECK
Alderman Hahcr Is Ont Twelve Dollars
Throog-h Deal with aa Alleged
Alderman Charlea Huber was yesterday
looking for a man who induced him to cash
a worthless check Monday evening oa tbe
representation that he waa purveyor tor
one of the large grading camps on the Great
Weatern grade. The fellow purchased $4
worth of meat and tendered in payment a
' check tor $16, receiving $12 in change. The
''fellow was moat particular about the cuts
be nought snd thla allayed any suspicion
I Huber might have bad. After the meat bad
been wrapped up and the check changed
the fellow said be had to purchaae some
other supplies before going back to camp
, and asked permission to leave the meat for
a little while. Huber consented, provided
the fellow wpuld not delay too long, as be
waa due to attend the meeting of the city
council. The fellow suited he would be
back in about fifteen mi out. The alder
man from the Flrat ward waited until I
o'clock, but the fellow failed ta return aal
then the former shut up his shop snd has
tened to the council meeting. Yesterday
morning the check was mturned by his
bank as not being worth Lie paper It was
District t'oort Notes.
The verdict secured by Mrs. K. A. Brown
Monday against Rev. 8. Alexander for
1952.84 for alleged wrongful attachment of
a grocery stock, was entered In judgment
against the defendant yesterday by Judg"
Green, although the time for filing a motion
for a new trial bad not expired. The
plaintiff contended that Mr. Alexander was
about to dispose of his property, but this
wss denied. The court stated that If the
motion for a new trial should be made and
sustained the judgment would then be set
The trial of the suit of Henry Allen
against the Wsbash railroad will be taken
up today. Allen while driving a milk
wagon was run Into by a train at Eight
eenth avenue near Tenth street, and he
asks 500 for the damage to the wagon and
its contents and for the bruises he sus
tained by being thrown from the vehicle.
The trial of Ben Wooda, the alleged pick
pocket, charged with robbing Nels Boysen
of Glenwood at the local passenger depot
of the Burlington road, was concluded yes
terday sfternoon. The jury up to a late
hour last night had failed to return a
Plumbing and heating. Bixby Son. -
Stand for Expressmen.
It Is now up to the city authorities to
provide a place where the expressmen who
are required to pay an annual license to
the municipality for the privilege of carry
ing on their business, can stand their
wagons and teams while awaiting hire.
McKlnley A Lower, proprietors of the
barber ahop at the corner of Broadway and
main street, who have filed several com
plaints with the city officials, yesterday
decided to take the matter into their own
hands and filed informations against W. O.
Adams, O. A. Martin, J. Rlche, H. M. Deeds
and SI Adams, charging them with main
taining a nuisance by standing their
wagons and teams In front ot their place ot
business. The men were arrested and gave
ball for their appearance in police court
The matter of providing a location for
the expressmen was referred by the city
council several weeka ago to a special
committee, ot which the mayor is chair
man, but the committee has so far been
unable to solve the question.
Howo Gives Them Free.
It is to your Interest to buy presents
early, and in order to prove this we will
give,, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
one grab free with every $2.00 purchase.
Every article worth 25c or more.
A. B. HOWE, 310 Broadway.
Pleads Gnllty to Robbery.
Dave Houser, Indicted on a charge of rob
bing David Johnson, road supervisor of
Garner township, of $140, entered a plea of
guilty In the district court yesterday and
was sentenced by Judge Green to ten
months In the penitentiary. Aa It was
shown that this was Houaer's first offense
against the law and that bis reputation
waa that of a bard working young n.an, the
court stated he would recommend that he
be paroled under certain conditions.
Notes from Creaton
CRKSTON, la., Dec. 16. (Special.) The
Teamsters' union of this place has won
Its first victory as a union. Some daya ago
it struck to demand an increase in the
price for hauling coal. Monday the coal
men granted the teamsters' demands. They
now get 20 cents per small load, 25 cents
for halt a ton and 85 cents per ton, as
opposed to 15 cents, 20 centa- and 25 cents,
the former prices.
The last obstacle In the way ot the
construction ot the Crest on ft Wlnterset
Interurban Electric, railway has been re
moved by President Barker and Sooretary
Dobba of the company, who have just re
turned from Chicago, where they floated
$60,000 In bonds by the Collins Construc
tion company for the construction ot the
road. They say that It will be built next
year sure. Work will be begun as scon as
the weather permits, and before Christmas.
1903, cars will be running on it.
Union county is having a contest over
the election ot coanty attorney, Hugh M.
Fry, the republican candidate, who was
beaten by thirteen votes on the face of
the returns, contesting the election ot D.
W. High. The actual recount will be be
gun today, though it is certain that this
will not end the contest, both sides hav
ing signified their intention of appealing
to the district court should the decision of
thecontesting board be against them. Mr.
High is endeavoring to prove that the bal
lots here were Improperly kept since
election day and the face ot the returns
must, therefore, be accepted.
Safe Robbed la Daylight.
CEDAR FALLS. Ia., Dec. 16. (Special.)
The safes in tbe offices of Dr. F. H. Cut
ler, F. G. Wright Land company and the
Protective Accident association were
robbed Saturday during the daytime, but
the theft was not discovered until last
evening. The two latter firms have offices
together and that of Dr. Cutler is half a
block away. Evidence ahowa that the rob
bers did their work within the space of an
hour, on the main street ot the city, while
the owners of the safes were gone to din
ner. Dr. J. Jensen, who has a dental of
fice in the same building with the Wright
Land company, was robbed several months
ago of a quantity of gold leaf. This theft
was carried out during the noon hour also
The robbers found the safes open and had
easy work on the wooden drawers In the
inner safes. The amount of money secured
was small, being $26. The proprietors ot
tbe offices believe they have been watched
by the parties who did tbe work. No clue
has been secured.
Make Choree of Conspiracy.
CRESTON, Ia., Dec. 16. (Special.)
Eight coal dealers of Creston are threat
ened with criminal proceedings, under the
statute defining conspiracy, unless the prcs
ent high price of coal, which Is $5 per ton.
Is not materially decreased at once. All
tall coal baa been from 50 cents to $1.25 a
ton higher here than at other places fur
ther from the mines, but no evidence of a
combine or union ot the dealers waa dis
covered until Saturday, when the mines
canceled orders from R. S. Williams, an In
dependent dealer, telling him that the Coal
Dealers' association of Creaton, to which
hs did not belong, objected to their selling
htm and It would ruin their trade Jn Crea
ton did they do so. Tbe letter has caused
general Indignation here and much talk of
legal proceedings against the big eight cbal
dealers is being Indulged In.
Father goes for Damaares.
CRESTON. Ia.. Dec. 16. (Special.)
The Burlington Railroad company Is now
defendant In a suit for $860 and costs, filed
by J. W. Wlnegardner. claiming damages
for the death of bis 19-year-old aon, who
ii killed In tha yards here a few months
ago. Young Wlnegardner was working at
the freight bouse and waa run over by a
string of ears, with the switch engine st
tached, while working at night. Mr. Wlne
gardner claims it was the carelessness ot
the company's employes that caused bia
Iowa Medical Association Herts.
WEBSTER CITY, Ia.. Dec. 16. (Special
Telegram.) The Central District Iowa
Medical association, comprising the ceo-
tral tier of counties across the state, ta
In session In this city today. The ses
sion will close with a banquet tonight.
About 200 doctors are In attendance.
Honor President Marl.ran.
IOWA CITY. Dec. 16. (Speclsl ) Presi
dent George E. MacLran of the University
of Iowa Is In receipt of a communication
from W. H. Holmes of New Haven, Conn.,
who writes that Dr. MacLean has been
elected to honorary membership In the
Iowa club at Yale university. This club
was organized about a year ago. Its object
being to represent Iowa with a formal
body, whose members could assemble at
will for social Intercourse and other en
tertainment. Many of its members are
alumni of the University of Iowa and they
were active In securing recognition for the
Yale alumnus, who Is now filling the presi
dential chair in the Iowa institution.
BRIBERY CASES GO TO TRIAL
Selection of the Jury tleglns In Judge
Ryan's Conrt at St.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16. The selection of a
Jury for the Joint trial of Charles K.
Denny, Edmund Bersch, Charlea A. Gulke,
John A. Sheridan and Ted Albright, former
members ot the house of delegates, on the
charge of bribery. In connection with the
suburban bill, began today, after Judge
Ryan had overruled the demurrer of the
defendants' attorneys and decided that the
case must go to trial.
At yesterday's session seven defendants
were called for Joint trial, the five named,
and in addition Julius Lchmann and Emtl
Hartmann. Owing to Hartmann's Illness
and the fact that Julius Lehmann already
Is under sentence to the penitentiary for
perjury, the council for the defendants
made urgent objections to the progress of
the trial, finally filing a demurrer, which
Judge Ryan overruled this morning. The
case goes to trial without Lehmann and
GENERAL WESTERN NEWS.
Dentists In South Dakota.
PIERRE. S. D., Dec. 16. (Special.) The
report of the State Board of Dental Ex
aminers, which has Just been filed with
Governor Herretd shows that there are at
present 107 registered dentists In South
Dakota. While a greater number are prac
ticing dentistry in the state a few are not
registered as required by the state law,
and these the commission. In Its report,
asks to have reported to them, upon which
they will take action under the law.
Oyer $5,000 of the permanent school fund
has been called for In the last few days.
Of this Roberts county took the most,
while Moody and Lawrence counties took
the rest. In ' the first ten days ot De
cember, Moody county called for $7,200 of
tbe fund, covered by five loans.
Estimates ot the gold production in the
Black Hills since the opening of that sec
tion to miners In 1876 places the total at
$121,279,820, all of which is from reports,
with the exception of this year, which Is
estimated at $8,500,000.
Storm I'lenaes Wyoming Stockmen.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 16. (Special.)
Stockmen throughout the southeastern por
tion of the state are in high feather as a
result of the rec.eut three days' storm. The
ranges were covered to a depth ot five and
six Inches with snow In many places.. The
storm was followed by a gentle breeze that
removed the 'snow from the ridges and
permitted stock to graze. The' sun has
come out bright and warm, and the snow
la melting gradually, thus soaking the
ranges and giving the grass roots the long
needed moisture.. Tbe western, north
western and . northeastern portions of the
state got no, scow at'all. Casper received
an inch of snow, Douglas two inches, Lush
three inches, Ortn Junction one inch,
Wheatland five inches, Cheyenne six
inches, Laramie three inches. Medicine
Bow two Inches, Rawlins three inches and
Groen River one-half Inch. The storm
caused no trouble on the railroads, and no
stock losses are reported.
New York Man on Dnal Mission,
ABERDEEN. S. D., Dec. 16. (Special.)
Two weeks ago Edward Garston Smith, os
tensibly promoting a new republican
weekly newspaper, to be established in
New York, appeared In town, having pre
viously visited tbe other Important towns
ot the state. It now develops that he was
upon a dual mission. He was outspoken lu
his opposition to the president, and It now
.ransplres that ne discovered and callea
In council republicans known to be hostile
to the administration, and It appears to
be beyond doubt that his real errand is
o agitate and organize against the presi
dent. He left here to go through Nort
Dakota and Montana to tbe Pacific north,
Bonnty for Gray Wolves.
STURGIS, S. D.. Dec. 16. (Special.) It
Is reported that the various stock associa
tions are creating a fund to offer for th4
destruction of gray wolves, which are again
making their presence felt on the ranges
north of here. According to estimates
made, it costs from $200 to $250 to keep
a gray wolf In condition through a win
ter, when he selects his food. On that
basis a bounty of $10 per bead Is consid
ered a paying proposition. With this sized
bounty aa an incentive, professional hun
ters will again go to work and the number
of these animals will be greatly reduced.
Car Famine at Tyndall.
TYNDALU S. D.. Dec. 16. (Special.)
This place Is experiencing a great car
famine. The stockyards are full of cattle
and hogs awaiting the coming of empty
cars. Hogs have commanded a higher price
here than at any of the surrounding towns.
Consequently they have been brought here
In Immenre numbers. Among recent ship
pers ot cattle to Chicago markets were
Robinson Brothers, Thomas Hughes and
Coal Is Quickly Sold.
TYNDALL. S. D.. Dec. 16 (Special.)
McCaull-Webster Elevator company have
received a carload of hard coal, the first
anthracite received here alnce August. It
went like sandwiches at a railroad restau
rant before snow-stalled passengers. It sold
readily In half-ton lots at $15 per ton.
Contract for Government Work.
STUROIS. S. D.. Deo. 16. (Special ) C.
A. O'Doonell ot the Black Hills Manufac
turing company la said to have secured a
contract for supplying about $7,000 worth
of Iron columns and castings to be used
in the construction of tbo new barracks at
tlet.-rr Tlmu a floater.
A piece of flannel dampened with Cham
berlain's Pain Balm and bound on the af
fected parts, Is butter than a plaster for a
lame back and for paius In tbe side or
chest. Pair. Balm has no superior as a
llUimeol ior IBJ relief uf vltip-.tuU 1
muscular and rheumatic pains.
Woman's Kequest Hetnsed.
FREEHOLD. N. J . Dec. 16 The trial of
Mlfs Laura Illggar. Dr. Charlea Hendricks
and former Justice of the Peace Samuel
Stanton on a charge of conspiracy to secure
the estate of the late Henry M. Bennett
of Farnilngdale. begun today. A Jury waa
aecured without any difficulty. Miss Big
gar asked to plead as Lajra Bennett, but
her request was refused.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Burner tbtt 01 ark Howard Was Hot Legally
Appointed to Office.
PACKERS LOOK TO RAILROADS FOR COAL
Stork Yards Officials Go to Chicago
to Look After Rate of Live Stock
from Mlasoarl River to
Before the end Is reached it la expected
that something of Importance may de
velop about ths psyment of Clark Howard
as stock Inspector for a number of years.
Howard has worked on the Job for about
nine years,, but the records fall to ahow
that he was ever appointed. On this ac
count the district court dismissed his suit
sgalnst the city. Mayor Sloans says that
he remembers appointing Howard, but
there is no record of such an appoint
ment. Now It comes about (hat aome members
of the Taxpayers' league have Investigated,
and there Is a movement on foot, so It Is
rumored, to commence suit to recover to
the city the sums of money paid to How
ard during the past nine years. In order
to do this It will be necessary for the city
attorney to go back on tbe warrant book
and find when Howard first went to work.
Then the members of the council who
voted to allow his claim can, It Is as
serted, be sued.
Just what such a suit would result In Is
problematical, but it Is asserted by some
attorneys that the present council at least
can be held for voting for Howard's ap
pointment. It la expected that this Is
one of the questions to be brought up st
the Taxpayers' league meeting on Thurs
City Attorney Murdock, In answer to
questions, said that the matter had not
been brought to bis attention, and as he
had not looked into It be declined to ex
press any opinion.
Railroads Control Matters.
Tbe coal supply for the packing houses
depends entirely on the railroads. This
wss the statement made by E. A. Cudaby
and R. C. Howe to a Bee reporter yester
day afternoon. Mr. Cudahy said that be
waa well supplied with coal yesterday, but
it depended upon tbe railroads as to
whether the supply en route was deliv
ered. Mr. Howe of the Armour company
bad the same story. It is up to the rail
roads to deliver coal in order that the
plants here may be kept In operation.
Should the railroads fall to deliver coal
as required In the contracts now In force
the packers cannot see their way clear to
deliver cars of packing bouse products to
In addition to his first statement Mr.
Cudahy said that be waa getting some coal
on original contract and did not look for
any shortage unless there should be a
storm to delay traffic. Armour has plenty
ot coal almost In sight and does not ex
pect any trouble unless the railroads lay
down and quit hauling stuff this way.
Railroad Rates on Live Stock
General Manager Kenyon ot the Union
Stock Yards company. Captain D. 8. Park
burst, president ot the South Omaha Live
stock exchange, and J. M. Guild, secretary
of tho exchange, are In Chicago attending
a meeting of the western representatives
ot the Iowa roads. Tbe object is to agree
upon a satisfactory rate for livestock from
Missouri river points to Chicago. Omaha is
vitally Interested in this question and the
result of the conference is awaited with
considerable interest by livestock dealers
in- tbe west. '
Tbe present rates do not appear to be
satisfactory to the roads or the shippers,
bence the conference. As there was a pos
sibility that in tbe readjustment of rates
the tariff might place Omaha at a disad
vantage, both the exchange, the stock yards
and the packers are considerably Inter
ested. The delegation will return from
the conference tho latter part of the week.
Anxlons for Reply.
Members of the South Omaha Library
Board are anxious for a reply from Andrew
Carnegie regarding the proposed library
here. It ia over two months since any word
has been received from Mr. Carnegie or
any of his secretaries and the board fears
that Mr. Carnegie has forgotten all about
South Omaha. Contractors who secured tbe
promise of work on the proposed building
are getting anxious and wonder why orders
to commence work are not given. The
board members say that all they can do is
to wait for a check from Mr. Carnegie.
Inqaest Into Wilson's Death.
A coroner's jury inquired into the death
of W. L. Wilson yesterday afternoon and
decided that it was caused by heart fail
ure. Tbe remains will be forwarded to
Cedar Rapids, Ia., for Interment. Wilson
reached South Omaha Tuesday forenoon
with a shipment of sheep from bis place at
Cedar Rapids. He went at once from the
train to Miller's restaurant and while
washing dropped dead. Undertaker Brewer
took charge ot the remains and the Inquest
waa held at the Brewer morgue.
City Charter Committee.
Mayor Koutsky said last night that hs
would call for a meeting of the charter
committee for some night next week. Just
what night the meeting is to be held the
mayor could not say. He said that he de
sired to confer with tbe members ot tbe
committee before setting a date.
Calls Meetlnsr of Lra(s.
David Anderson of the Taxpayers' league
has called a meeting of the league, to be
held on Thursday evening at "the usual
place." All members are Invited to at
tend, as business of Importsnce will be
brought before those present. While Mr.
Anderson did not state what tbe meeting
Is for, It Is presumed that it haa some
thing to do with charter revision.
Lodge Officers Nominated.
Local lodge No. $72 of tbe Bartenders'
union yesterday nominated the following
officers: M. P. Brcnnan, president; Julius
Flnke, vice president; James Krecek, finan
cial secretary; Fred Heflinger, recording
secretary; Anthony King, chaplain; Pat
rick Ford, Inspector; Herman Kroegler, In
side watch. Tbe election will be held at
a meeting on the afternoon of Decem
Magic City Gossip.
H. C. Richmond has gone to Iowa to look
after business Interests,
The cases appealed from the police court
are being tried before Judge Baxter thla
A daughter has been born to Mr and
Mra. Thomas J. O'Ncil, Twenty-fourth and
John Brlggs, chief of police, waa on the
streets yesttrdav afternoon for an hour.
He la rapidly recovering.
The King's Daughters will meet Thurs
day afternoon with Mrs. Charles Burch,
Twenty-third and E atreets.
Henry C. Murphy left last night for
Hannibal. Mo., where he will spend a
couple of days looking after legal matters.
Fani:ic I-ew!s a" Mr Chris
O'Ncil of Luveland. la., are here visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Denna Allbery, Twenty-fifth
and U streets.
The regular meeting of the directors of
the South Omaha club waa held last night.
Reports esentfd showed that the club Is
on a guod financial basis.
(srsrsl Library Hot Wanted.
8PRINOFIELD. Mo., Dec. 16 Council
man H. C. Tompklnds today filed suit to
enjoin the payment of the Carnegie library
lax on tha ground that the recent election
agroi-lng to levy to MM a year waa Illegal.
The real object ft the stilt Is to force an
other election, ss public sentiment has
changed, and It 1 doubtful If the city would
now accept a Carnegie proposition.
TALK OF STATE MATTERS
Cahtaet Holds One of the Most Im
portant Sessions for Many
WASHINGTON. Dec. 16. President
Roosevelt and his cabinet bad one of ths
most extended and Important meetings to
day that has been held this fall.
Foreign affairs, particularly, consumed
the entire time of tbe session. The Vene
zuelan situation was discussed, but no con
clusion wss reached different from thut
which has actuated the president and his
advisers throughout the consideration of
tbe troubles between Venezuela on the one
aide and Germany and Oreat Britain on the
From an authoritative source tbe In
formation Is obtained that there would be
no recession on tbe part of this government
with respect to questions Involving Vene
zuela or sny other of the governments of
South or Centrsl America as laid down by
the president In his message to congress.
Every detail of the development in the
Venezuelan section Is being scrutinized
with the utmost care.
It can be said authoritatively that no
apprehension exists In the minds of any
of the administration officials that serious
troubles growing out of It will sccrue to
this country. It Is believed both Oreat
Prltaln and Germany will act within the
arrangement which waa originally pre
sented to this government and to which
the 1'nlted States passively assented.
The traty with Cuba, which was negotl
ated In Havana by General Bliss snd
which arrived In Washington today, was
presented to the cabinet and discussed In
detail. It Is ready for presentation to
congress and will probably be transmitted
to the senate within twenty-four hours.
It is regarded as highly Important that It
should be ratified promptly, as tbe present
Venezuelan situation emphasizes the ne
cessity for coaling stations In Cuba. While
definite action upon the treaty by the
senate or congress. If the necessity arises
to present It also to the house, Is scarcely
to be expected before the holidsy recess,
the administration Is hopeful of prompt
consideration of it after congress recon
venes. SODA FOUNTAIN IS BARRED
Owners Maat Take Ont Licenses
Before Adding; Wines and
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Colonel Yerkes
of the Internal Revenne bureau has de
cided that druggists and others who sel
soda water drinks, claret soda or similar
beverages to which distilled spirits or wine,
are added In any quantity, must pay the
cpeclal tax for retail liquor dealers under
the Internal revenue laws.
Under the old rule druggists and others
were allowed to add to soda water and
other soft drinks an Inappreciable quantity
of distilled spirits or wines tor flavoring
purposes. The former ruling Is revoked to
take effect January 1, 1903.
HAY HAS CUBAN TREATY
Provides for Twenty Per Cent Redac
tion la Tariff on Products En
tering; lotted States. j
WASHINGTON, Deo. 16. General Bliss,
who was sent to Havana to aid Mintater
Squlers In drafting a reciprocity treaty be
tween the United States and Cuba, reached
Washington this morning and delivered to
Secretary Hay the treaty signed In Havana
It provides for SO per cent reduction in
tbe tariff charges on Cuban products enter
ing tbe United States and heavy reductions
on American exports to Cuba.
VANDERBILT STILL VERY ILL
Condition I'nchanged and Crisis Will
Not Pass for Two or
NEW YORK, Dec. 16. Dr. Austin Flint
made an early morning call at tbe home of
Cornelius Vanderbllt today and later said
that Mr. Vanderbllt was a very sick man;
that there bad been no change In his condi
tion from that of yesterday and that the
crisis would not be over for two or three
Henry Schwab, Sr.
HOOPER. Neb., Dec. 16. (Special.)
Henry bchwab, sr., one ot the oldest set
tlers in this part of tbe country, died st the
borne ot his son here. Mr. Schwab was born
June 14, 1809, In Germany and came to Wis
consin In 1S56. Six years later he moved to
Dodge county, en a farm about a mile
north of Hooper, where he lived until his
wife died about fifteen years sgo. They
celebrated their golden wedding anniver
sary about sovsnteen years ago. Three
sons, Adam, Henry and Jacob, and one
daughter, Mrs. Theodore Uehllng, are still
living. Mr. Schwab had shown unusual vi
tality for one so old and had only been con
fined to his bed for about two weeks. Tbe
funeral services were held from tbe Oer
man Lutheran church and the Interment
was In the Logan cemetery.
Colonel J. I.. Abernathy.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Dec. 16. Colonel
J. L. Abernathy, a pioneer Kanaan and a
wealthy wholesale furniture manufacturer,
died at his home here todsy. He was
born In Warren county, Ohio, in 1833, and
came west in 1856. He was the father of
H. T., Walter and W. M. Abernathy of
Kansas City, members ot the Abernathy
Furniture company of that city.
General George Moorman.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 16. General
George Moorman, adjutant general of the
1'nlted Confederate Veterans' association,
died suddenly here tonight.
George Dntlcr MaKOan.
NEW YORK. Dec. 16. The death of
George Butler Magoun ot the brokerage
firm of Magoun Bros. Co., waa announced
Mayor Still Ont of Jail.
DENVER. Dec. 1. The ten daya' atay
of aentence granted by Judge Mulllns to
Mayor Wright and eleven aldermen whom
he eentnced to four months' Imprisonment
for dlsiegsrdlna an Injunction Issued by
him. expired today, but they were kept out
of jail by a further stay of ten days granted
by the supreme court, to which the case
was taken on an appeal.
steel Trail Still Growing;.
CHICAGO Dec. 16 Judge Elbert Gary,
chairman of tho United States Hteel cor
poration, announced today the pdrchsse of
the Union and Bharnn plants of the Union
Steel company near Pittsburg. The trans
action Involves a bond issue of xto.WO.OWJ.
Gold t'omlnsr from France.
NEW YORK. Dec. 16. Negotiations were
concluded today for the Importation of
$2 Opo.oho in gold from France thla week,
which will leave Havre next Saturday, con
signed to the National City bank ot this
Ohio roatotneo la Hobbed.
NEWARK. O. Dec. 16 The postoftVe
safe at Granville was dynamited early by
two or more men who earaped In a stolen
rig Postmaster Auatln declines to say how
much th men secured, but It Is, believed to
b a large amount.
PLAGUE SHIP AT NEW YORK
Three Man Detained in Tort Suffering from
INFECTION IS CARRIED FROM DURBAN
Health Officers Have Cases Well la
Hand and Fear Xo Danger ot K.pl
dcmlo Spreading! to Amer
NEW YORK, Dec. 16. Three rases of bu
bonlo plague are under treatment In tho
Swlnrburne Island hospital. The sufferers
are the first and second cooks and the sec
ond steward of the Prince line uteamcr
Saxon, which arrived from Durban, South
A thorough examination of the patient
convinced the hospital authorities that they
all had plague symptoms. A subsequent
examination confirmed this diagnosis.
The first man takrn ill, according to the
report of the captain, tvas the second cook,
who complained when the ship was out two
weeks. As the steamer loft Durban on
November 9, this places the origin of hia
illness on November 2. The other cases
developed about two weeks ago.
The crew were ashore at Durban and it
was undoubtedly there that the disease whs
contracted. The first patient is convales
cent, but the other two are still under
treatment. All three men slopt togcthi r
In a small compartment.
The steamer will be sent to sea to dis
charge water and sand ballast taken on
board at Durban and then return to quar
antine, when the passengers and crow will
be transferred to Hoffman island and held
for ten days for observation. The effect a
ot all will be thoroughly disinfected and
the steamer wished snd disinfected In
every part before being released. Dr. Dotv
says that there Is no danger of a spread
of the plague, as the whole matter Is well
Is ths purrat snd most health
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Nu taate. No odor. Can be given In glass
of Water, tea, or vofl wuituul patliiit a
While Klbbon liemedy will curs or da
struy tha dieaseu appttlle for alcoholic,
stimulants, whether tne patient la a con.
tirintd Inebriate, a "tippler," aoclul drinker
or drunkard. Impossible for anyone to
have an appetite tor aluohollo llquura after
using White Klbbon ilmneJy.
luuorat-u u amaucii u. W. C T. U.
Mra. Moore, press superintendent of Wo
duu'i Cnriauan 'i'empentnee Union, Vu
luia, Cauiuriiu, writes: "1 havs Uslod
White Itibbon Kemuuy on very obstinalo
drunkards, and the cures hava bcn many.
In man' "aara tha Kemady waa gtvm -c.etly.
I cheerfully recommend aud Indorse
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Union ar delighted to And an economical
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years secretary of a Woman's Christian
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