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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MO J DAT, DrAJttMHISIt mos.
Roosevelt to arbltrat the Venesuelan dlf
Bculty. Relative to th statement published lo
the VnKed States that Cludsd Bolivar, on
tb Orinoco, had been captured by revo
lutionists under Oeneral Matos, the state
nent li made that Cludad Bolivar bat been
In tbe possession of the revolutionist! for
several month pant.
General Matoa la at Wlllemitad, Cura
Trloldad ft Brltlah Base.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, ec. 21. The
Blockade of Venezuelan porta tii begun
with in effective fore at midnight last
nlgbt. The flrltlah have the cruisers In
defatigable, Alert and Tribune, the apeclal
aervlce ateanier Columbine and the tor
pVdo boat destroyer Rocket along the coaat.
The cruiser Ariadne, the flagship of Vice
Admiral Douglas, Is her and will remain
here. All th British operations will be
directed from Trinidad.
Tb cruiser Vlneta, the Qerman flagship,
left here this morning for La Quayra to
reinforce tbe German cruisers ' Gaselle,
Panther and Falke and the training ship
Stosch. Charlotte, another training ahlp,
has left for St. Lucia, Ha presence, on tbe
blockade being apparently unnecessary.
Tbe climax to Anglo-Venezuelan relations
was reached when a Venesuelan gunboat
captured a British merchantman on the high
seas, Shipped Its crew and valuables and
landed tbn at Margarita Island. Then
Great Britain determined to act. Mr. Hag
gard and the German representative, Herr
von Pllgrlm-Baltazsl, arranged to leave
Caracas secretly for fear that they might
be held as hostagea br President Castro.
American Bblpa Arrive.
The felted 8tate battleships Kearsarge
and Alabama arrived' here this afternoon.
Their appearance provoked considerable
comment on shore, but when Admiral Hig
glnson called upon tbe acting governor of
Trinidad and tha commander of th British
blps, he took occasion to explain that the
visit of tha men-of-war was part of th
usual winter trip of the aquadron.
Kearsarge and Alabama are anchored out-
aide th British warship, which are guard
lag tour Venesuelan vessels, Don of which
files either th British or Venesuelan flag,
Restaurado, which was captured from
Venezuela by tbe Germane, flies the Oer
man flag and is used by them for dispatch
General Ferreraa, who represents the
Venezuelan revolutionists at Cludad Boli
var, has collected t30,000 In duties since
th Veneiuelan blockade of th Orinoco
waa raised. Of this sum $75,000 has been
Used to repay money borrowed from mer
chants. He haa also sent a large order for
munitions of war to Port of Epaln.
Wash In art an Haa No Xewa.
WASHINGTON, Dec 21. Officials of the
State department announced tonight that
there was nothing to make public re
gardlng the latest pbaa of th Venezuelan
embrogllo. Such dlepatchea from tho
American embassies In . Europe- and from
Mr. Bowen at Caracas regarding Venez
uelan matters aa came to Washington were
of a confidential character.
Although the president waa absent from
Washington today he was iu telegraphic
communication with the officials, but there
were no definite developments as far as
could be learned, and It may be a day or
two before the European governments re
ply to tha laat suggestion urging arbitra
tion under Th Hague treaty.
Calls Germaar Inslaeere.
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. II. Colonel Wil
liam L. Scrugga of Atlanta was today In
terviewed on the Venezuelan embrogllo.
H waa appointed United State minister
to Venezuela by President Harrison and
served from 1889 to 1893. For four years
GENESIS OF REVENUE LAW
Review of Earl Prorliiom for Meeting Ex
penses of Nebraska.
DEMAND FOR REVISION COMES EARLY
First Territorial Aadltor Foaad th
Mesas of Hatelaig Woaey laarte
jaat t th Needs of New
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Dec. Zl. (Special.) In
anticipation of proposed revenue lsw re
vision at the coming session of the legisla
ture, a writer in tbe current Issue of tbe
Nebrenka Independent reviews th begin
ning of our revenuo system la an inl rail
ing way. Attentloi is called to the fact
that under th organic act af May 80, lsT.t
creating Nebraska territory, th United
States government undertook to bear th
major portion of the expenses et territorial
government. The governor, secretary of
the territory, three Justices of the supreme
court, and certain other officers were to be
appointed by the president. The governor's
salary was fixed at 12,609 per year, and th
judges and secretary received 12,000 each.
In addition to thla the 1'nlted States agreed
to pay the legislative expenses r at leaat
what waa considered sufficient to support
one session each year. The members wer
to recelvs $2 per day and mileag at th
rate of $1 for each twenty miles traveled
In going and coming. The presiding officer
waa to receive an additional 13 per day
while presiding. Four employe wer al
lowed each house a chief clerk, assistant
clerk and doorkeeper. The chief clerk re
ceived 14 per day and the othera 13. For
th first session th council (corresponding
to our present senate) waa to consist Of
thirteen members, ana the bouse of repre
sentatives twenty-six; thereafter the rep
resentation in the house might be Increased
to meet the growth of population, but never
to exceed thirty-nine members. In addi
tion to the salaries mentioned, the United
States agreed to provide public buildings
for territorial government, pay for printing
the lawa, provide a library, and pay certain
Incidental expenses. No other officers were
to be paid out of the United States treasury.
Start ( School Pond.
Section It provided: "That when the
lands of the aald territory shall bo sur
veyed under the direction of the govern
ment of th United Slates, preparatory to
bringing the same Into market, aectlona
No. It and 86 in each township In said
territory ahall be and the same are hereby
reserved for the purpose of being applied
to schools In said territory, and In the
atates and territories hereafter to be erected
out of the same." . At that time Nebraska
was of enormous magnitude, extending from
the Missouri river along the fortieth parallel
to the east boundary of Utah; along the
summit of tbe Rocky mountains to th
forty-ninth parallel;, thence east along" that
parallel to tha western boundary of Min
nesota; thence aouthward to th Missouri
river, and along that river to th place of
beginning an empire Including tbe Dako
tea, Wyoming, Montana and part of Colo
rado, as well as present Nebraska.
The first regular territorial assembly was
held at Omaha City, January 16 to March
16, 1656, being called together by Acting
Oovernor T. B. Cuming, aecretary of the
territory, on account of the death of the
flrst territorial governor (Burt), whose
aucoessor (Isard) had not yet arrived In
the territory. In his message a hint la
given that "you have the benefit of an am'
pie fund of experience treasured by neigh'
afterwards be represented the Venezuelan ' boring states," and It appears that th as
government In Us boundary dispute with
Colonel Bcruggs said In part:
tt la undoubtedly Germany' design to
aeihow far.an go without becoming
Involved In aotual war with the United
It wanta to force our hand on the Mon
roe doctrine and make us say whether we
are willing to modify or to assume respon
sibility for the acta of the country that
Is to a certain extent under our protec
tion. This la already apparent In the query
aa to whether the United States will as
sume the responsibility of making Venez
uela comply with the arbitrator's, award
In Vase the result la against that country.
I think England la sincere In Its desire
simply to collect a debt, but there Is
very evidence that Germany haa other
In 1855 solely according to' th 82 -mill
limit provlJed by the statutes. Th first
session Incorporated thlrty-elgtit ferry end
bridge companies, arming them with pow
ers to tax the people. For example, the
Blackbird Town and Ferry company was
given a ten-year exclusive franctlse to
operate a ferry between Blackbird City, In
Burt county, across the Missouri river to
the Ioaa ahore, the franchise covering tb
river on and one-half miles north and
tour miles south of Blackbird. The owners
that the sheriff, while acting a assessor,
should be allowed 62 per day, but the stat
utes seem to be silent as to the compen
sation of the judge of probate while act
ing as fiscal officer. Perhaps these omis
sions hastened tha act of the ae'eond ses
sion, In which fifty-threw chapters were
passed In an omnlbua bill "for revising,
consolidating and preparing a general code
for tbe territory of Nebraska. '
of the ferry, B. T. Shelley, Addison Coch
ran, J. "P. Casstdy and associates, were
permitted to levy th following tat upon
travel and transportation: "For two
horses, mules or oxen and wagon, $1; for
each additional pair of horses, mule or
oxen, 36 cents; for each hots or mule and
buggy, To cents; for each led horse or mule.
10 cents; tor loose ' cattle, per head, 10
cents; for sheep and hogs, per head, I
eents; tor each footman, 10 cents; for each
hundredweight of freight, 10 cents; for
each 1,000 feet of lumber, 13."
Provision was also made for tbe survey
and establishment of tn territorial roads.
The act usually named two or three com
missioners with power to locate and estab
lish the roads; they were allowed 12 or $8
per day for their services and "all other
reasonable and necessary expense," to bs
paid by the counties through which the road
passed. These ten territorial roads were
as follows: Omaha City to Cedar Island;
Plattsmouth to Archar (In Richardson
county); Piatt river to Dakota; Pawne
to Nebraska Center; Brownvllle to th Big
Blue river; Tekamah to Pawnee; Florence
to Fontanelle; Nebraska City to Grand
Island; Bellevue to Catherine) and from
DeSoto to Pawnee.
Flrat Railway Charters.
In addition to these provisions, two rail
road companies were Incorporated: The
Platte Valley aV Pacific, to be built with a
single or double track "from the Missouri
river to Omaha City, Bellevue and Flor
ence up the north side ot Platte
river and the north side of the South Fork,
uniting at such point west aa the said cor
poration shall tlx upon, and thenc to th
west line of the territory " Pro
vision was made "that the property of the
corporation shall be liable to taxation, but
not unless the net proceeds exceed 10 per
cent per annum."
Tha second railroad charter waa for the
Missouri River A Platte Valley, "starting
at the town of Plattsmouth to Fort Kear
ney, then to Fort Laramie, then to the
western limits ot the territory of Nebraska
with a branch road from the mouth
of the Nemaha, to unite with main track
at Fort Kearney." Further power was
granted to build a branch from Nebraska
City to Fort Kearney.
Each of these corporations was 'empow
ered te "take and transport persons, and
every specie of. merchandise or produce, or
other property, by the force of steam or
other power, and may Ax and establish
ratea of tolls and receive the same for the
transportation of persons or property upon
Flrat Aadltor's Report. '
' The report of the Bret territorial auditor
la alao given:
OFFICE OF THE TERRITORIAL AUDI
TOR. OMAHA CITT. Dec. 15. I8K.-T0 the
Honorab.e, the Legislative Assembly: In
accordance with law. I herewith respect
fully transmit my annual report. The whole
amount of warranta issued from the 1st
day of Juy. 1865, to December 10, 1865 (as
Shown Dy statement a, is i,u.. mere
MARCOSIGRAMS SPAN OCEAN
Inventor Tritmphantlj Bridge! Hearing
Atlantio with Message
SENDS GREETINGS TO KINGS AND TIMES
Coogrstalatloaa Pass Tkrssgk Space
' froaa . Shores 'of Canaan to Coaat
of Ksalaad After Eight Se
1.1- ..t.4 t. nnn fcl ,4aaKS
.u.u., my. . r:".r I r.maln warrants yet to be Issued to meet
portiop ot the Iowa cod waa adopted, both ppropr by the hutt legislaUv assem-
as 10 civu ana
criminal lawa. Th nat
ural result waa a fair beginning for the
vouna territory, but th lawa did not fit
b.y. aay $i,uu.
IniDossible to make an estimate of
the amount of expenditures for the coming
year UtM) that will come very near tne
HALIFAX, Dec 21. After eight experl
menta conducted with the greatest secrecy
Marconi announces that he haa aolved the
problem ot transoceanic transmission and
haa successfully transmitted wireless mes
sages from the shores ot Canada to the
coast of England.
The formal announcement waa made by
the Inventor himself today, when he stated
that wireless messages had been success
fully transmitted and forwarded from tbe
governor general ot Canada to King Ed
ward VII of Eaglaad and to the king ot
Dr. Oeotge R. Parkin, principal of Upper
Canada college and trustee ot the Rhode
scholarships, was present when one ot th
successful test was, made.
Prior to December, 1901,. the greatest
distance covered by wireless telegraphy
scarcely exceeded 100 miles. Early In that
month Marconi visited Newtoundlsnd and
from Signal hill commenced experiments
with Cornwall, and on December 23 and
24 of that year faint slgnala of the letter
"8" repeated several time wer caught
by ear only with the aid of telephones.
Later on, from the steamship Philadelphia,
bound for America, he succeeded In estab
lishing communication with Cornwall, over
A distance of 2,100 miles.
Transoceanic signals were received on
board Carlo Alberta while the vessel lay
tt anchor In Sydney harbor on October 81,
and since then Marconi ha been perfecting
the apparatus at Table Head.
He met with Innumerable difficulties
there, but at last has succeeded In aondlng
a transoceanic message from Canada to
Cornwall, a dlatance of 2,800 miles. Carlo
Alberta, some daya ago, waa ordered to
proceed to Venezuela, but aa its Immediate
departure would seriously delay Marconi's
operatlona, waa held at Sydney until trans
atlantic communication waa successfully
LONDON, Dec 22. One of the wireless
messages sent by the Time correspondent
from Glaae bay to Poldhu, Cornwall, Is as
iielng present at Its transmission In
Signor Marconi's station, I hare the honor
to aend through the Times the Inventor
flrat wireless transatlantic message of
greeting to England and Italy.
FOR LEASING AND RESEED1NG
(Continued from First Page.)
TTAKtMrrro f g-.. JJF J? ofty) f f 1 I " I rcm v.,i ruauo I
two vaVea j 1 ' I II if I ft I ( j f;ftf 1 iff "-" j ,M, ' I
Capital, $50,030- GRAHAM RICE, Prest.
928 Canal Street, New Orleans, La.
Federal Hank Nf York.
State Nat. Hank, of Mew Orleans,
280 Broadway. New York.
3D Fsr in! IHiri '
lisiii in 4 laws
Our One-Horse-Rer-Day Play at Neiv
leans Gets the Money.
personal liberty. If the number of their
working hours vers restricted. It looks
at present aa It the senate committee might
report unfavorably on the bill, but that
wilt not prevent 8enater McComas from
fighting hard for Its passage on the floor
of th eenate, and In this battle he will
meet auch formidable antagonists a Sen
ator Proctor ot Vermont, who haa declared
he will kill the "bill if he has to make a
speech against It every day during tb re
mainder ot the session.
BALL CONTRACTS STAND GOOD
Pone Coaasnl Has Not Conaider
Wkss Flsyeri Htrt
together very well; there were many omls- amount that will be actually appropriated.
Important objecta In view.
While In my opinion the Monroe doctrine
will be In no wise affected by the present
affair, because there seems to be every
prospect for a peaceable and satisfactory
settlement through the UnilJd Statea as
arbitrator, the tsoue will have to be faced
sooner or later. The world Is getting so 1
populous that tha settlement of thooe rich
South American countries cannot bo longer I
delayed. If European nations cannot ac-
quire territory In South America their sub- 1
Jects will nevertheless continue to go there ,
The result will be the United Slates will
ultimately be called upon to do one of two
things either abandon or greatly modify ,
in Monro aoctnna bo mat nuropean na
tions ran adequately
subjects or assume a
alone, , contradictions and Inaccuracies
which th second session took up and cor
rected. Flrat Rovoaao Laws,
The revenue legislation proper enacted
at thla session consists ot two acts, one to
provide territorial revenue and the other
to provide county revenue. In addition to
tbe acts defining the duties of sheriff,
probate Judge and territorial auditor and
treasurer must be considered; also the act
establishing the common school system, j importance
which Is substantially the cam la prin
ciple a th present laws, so far as con
cerns local taxation.
In the. scheme ot taxation outlined the
sheriff was the county assessor, being as
sisted by his deputies; he was also tax
collector. The Judge of probate was the
and the regular and Indispensable expendi
tures are therefore only put aown in tnut
The amount of taxable property for 1855,
aa returned by the assessors (aa shown by
statement CI. waa I617.S22. In accordance
wl.h the present revenue lawa a tax of '
2 mills on each dol.ar was levied on the
above amount foi a territorial revenue, and
each Judge of probata ot the several
counties duly notified of the same. As no
one of the county treasurers have aa yet
settled their accounts, I have no means
of knowing how much of the above tax
has been collected up to this date.
1 would call your special attention to tne
of tn passage or a new revenue
law. The law ahould set forth fully, clearly
and In detail what property ahall be liable
to taxation, and also what shall be ex
mnt. The oasaage of auch a law will
render the dutlca of the county asaessora
plain and clear, whilst under the present
laws their duties have been obscure, and
the lawa thua rendered almost entirely In-
aenvea irom tne preii
grand "poobah" of the county-he was : ,s entirely Inadequate and f would
county iudae. county board and county nmrnmend that the rate of territorial tax
clerk rolled Into one. He was the "AC be Increased to an amount at least double
protect their own ; counting officer and general agent ot the 'ut(.tBndln ana' th. expenses of the corn
sort of aoverelsnty - ,. vi. .n "J
Avaf I h u Sn-ith Affinnnn rn )! h 1 1 rm nn i ' " . . . . , . , . , ... -
become responsible for their good behavior. elalraa and draw and seal the warrants.
Neither horn ot the dilemma, is pleasant to , to audit the treasurer's accounts and those
ontemplat. 0 th4 collectors; to determine the amount '
Castro's policy la far from meeting the ' ""'""" ,v "Y" """" " " ;
approval of the beet citizens and thoe of tax to be levied, to levy It and to cauaa
who have Venezuela's Interests at heart. It to b collected. Tha county treasurer .
tie is no aouDi reeponeioie in a large rne.s- .wlff .... m. ,..rV. to that
NEWi YORK. Dec. 21. As the American
(eague base ball club owners and represent
atives will hold, their annual meeting In
Chicago tomorrow, the following official
statement was issued today By Fred
Knowles, secretary ot the New York Na
tional league club:
"The New York club haa a three years'
contract with Delehanty and baa paid him
a large amount of money upon that con
tract, and exptrta him to report to the
club when It goea south In March, and w
do not believe he will become an lasue
In any peace negotiations between the
National and American leagues. If there
Is to be any retroactive action taken re
garding players who have left one league to
loin the other then we shall have to go
back to the beginning of the controversy.
We would moat certainly resist any alng
Hng out methods and' do not believe they
are contemplated or Intended. The resolu-
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ex- , mrmm M-itaH Anlv nulla frtr m n lnmllrv nn
the part of the National league as to the
fosltlon to be occupied by the American
eague and terms upon which the base bail
war might be terminated. When that quea
tlon Is answered then the National leuitue
will And Its vole and be prepared to take
ur for tha difficulties that now confront
BORAX HAS NO tLLlFFECTS
Experiment In Adulterated Foods
Continue Satisfactorily at
WASHINGTON. Dee. 21. Th food tests
that Dr. Wiley Is making on a number of
government employee are now fairly under
This afternoon at dinner borax and bor-
acto acid figured la the food given. Tboae
Who ate the dinner aald they had not no
ticed the presence Of any preservation In.
the food and ao HI effects pad resulted to
any otthem thla evening. The nervous
Bess that waa manifest In one or two of
the men haa worn off and they are all In
DROPS SPEECH FpT MONEY
Blsho Chnnaes Procrnaa to Anneal
for Cnah Tans Raising Twenty
CINCINNATI, Dee. This morning the
local Methodists larked $37,000 to complete
their proposed twentieth century thank
offering, tonight only $1,000 is required.
During the afternoon a mass offering serv
ice wss held In th Music hall, with Bishop
David H. Moor ot China presiding. He
Vs to have speken on "Burns," but In
stead Interspersed vigorous appeals be
tween numerous renderings ot the doxology
thus prevailing on the congregation to
donate $15,000 to the fuud. '
probate Judge, so far as the revenues were
All of which Is respectfully submitted.
tnAKLEia li. SMITH,
Auditor of the Territory.
Statement A. rhovtlng the amount of war
rants Issued from July 1, 1866, to December
15. 156, and upon what account;
Legislative expenses, pay of pages.
Salaries of auditor,
treasurer and 11-
There are) others but the
Which cleam u well at polishes
All responsible csata a necaaao
Jswsiara Seep tt M
The county revenue act limited tbe levy
"tor ordinary county revenue, Including
the aupport of the poor," to not exceed
"5 mills on $1." But where a referendum
vote had been taken, "the rate ot tax shall
tn no case be more than 1 per cent on the
Two Stills tha Limit.
The territorial revenue act made a 2-mlll
limit for territorial purposes, but the lan
guage is somewhat ambiguous aa te how
the levy ahould be made. The auditor was
required to "deduct from the gross amouat
of taxes therein levied or charged la said
aasesament rolls (previously certified to
him by the various Judges of probate) not
exceeding 1 mills oa $1." Whether the to
tal levy for county and territorial pur
poses could be 12 mills or 10 la county
where the referendum had been Invoked is
not clear from the text.
The auditor's duties were then much the
same aa today. He was the general ac
countant; he made settlements with the
county treasurers; he audited and paid
claims by warrant (or certificate, where no
appropriation had been made), and gener
ally superintended the "financial concerns
of th tanltory." Th flrst auditor, treas
urer and librarian wer appointed by tha
governor, but were to be elected biennially
afterward, tbe appointees" terms to end
January 1, 18ST. Tha audit of 'a salary waa
fixed at $200 per year; the treasurer re
ceived $1S0 and certain feea and the librar
ian $'00, but aa he also acted as superin
tendent of schools he received an addi
tional $200 tor acting In that capacity.
Part of tha loot code adopted provided
A citizen dwelling In one of tbe Incor
porated cities above mentioned could fig
ure upon th maximum tax which could be
levied upon hi property about as follows
For rlty purposes
For school purports 1
Kor county purposes 1
lor territorial purposes
The atatutes provided that territorial
taxes should be pa'.d In "specie or territo
rial aarranta," and ahera si-ec!al county
taxes ware to he levied la accordance with
a referendum vote, they were to be paid
torry Cons nan les nnd Toll Roods.
Of course one must sot figure th taxes
Statement B, showing an estimate of th
neresaaiy expenditures for the year com
mencing November t, 166, and ending Oc
tober 21, 1MI:
Salaries ot auditor, treaaurer and li
Stationery, rent, fuel, etc u0
Incidental expenses of the territory.... 400
Statement C, showing the value of all
property, real and personal, aa assessed In
the several counties in tne year itu:
Such waa Nebraska's first "floating debt."
The total territorial tax levy for 1854 was
$1,236.64. but the territory bad Incurred
nearly $3,U0 ot debt.
Ask Sentenc Bedseel,
TECUM3EH, Neb., Dec. II. (Special.)
A petition, .which la aecurlng numerous
signers, is being circulated here asking
Oovernor Savage to reduce the sentence
ot Dick Savory, s laborer whoae home was
formerly In Tecumseh, from life sentence
In the penitentiary to ten years. Savory
was sent up from Richardson, county some
tw years ago tor killing Jamea Thompson,
ear Humboldt. Tbe men wer engaged at
a gradlDg camp. laey quarreled sua s
fight followed. In which Bavory used a
club on Thompson and killed him. Savory's
friends contend that Tbompaoa waa as
much to blame in provoking tha quarrel
as was the murderer, hence the dealrad
Hlajh School Prlnrlnal Resigns.
TECUM8EH. Neb., Dec. 2L (8peclal.)
Prof. Isaac Hospera haa resigned his posi
tion as principal of th Tecumseh High
school, his resignation to go into effect
with the holiday vacation. Th board will
endeavdr te find another teacher before
the school reopens- Prof. Hespera' pupils
gave him a reception at the school building
Thursday evening. .
Stool Trnat Baya Now Plant.
CHAMPION, Mich.. Dec. 21 Th United
States Uteel corporation has purchased th
Champion mine at thla place and the large
tract of d). tiling Iron ore lands lC-a
reported coiutldaratlon of IXttrt.taA.
HORSES MAKE BIG MONEY
Nearly Handred Thousand Dollars Are
Won mt Ingleslde la
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21. During tha
flrst thlrtr-one djvs of racing at Inaieslde,
ended Saturday, the new California Jockey
club .distributed $96,854 In stakes and purses.
Twenty-eight horses won over $1.0W) each,
while twenty-two otherk have $500 or more
to their credit.
W. B. Jennings & Co. has been In the
read for Borne time, but their winnings
wera materially increased through th Vic
tory of Krishna In the California Jockey
club futurity stake Saturday. Their total
winning are now $15,129. Ureen Morris is
next with K.OUO, while Burns Waterhouae
mm third with t 2h.
The ownere who have won over $2,000
are: W. B. Jennings 4k Co.,. $15,129; Green
B. Morris. $.00u; Burns A Waterhoua,
$4,425; Jamea Coffey, $4,850; W. H. Etcham,
$3,750; Charles Broth. $S,90S; W. B. Mc
Doiioush. 13 446; V. Gilbert. $2 535; W. P.
Magrane. $2.25; C. Llnd si Co., $2.U5.
Ihe feature of what promises to be a
week of excellent racing Is the Christmas
tisnd cd. With 2.5tiO aaded. to b run on
ThuraUay. It will be a mil and a quarter
and the Hat of entries Includes Homestead.
rnmrd. Artlculutb. Vesuvlan. Notim. Cor
rlgan, Hermencla. Searcher and Th Fret-
BALL MAGNATES , ARRIVE
Poaro Conferee Reach C bless; Ready
for Today's Nearotl
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Th advanc guard
K-- Hnll mavnMta ,lf th American
league, who will attend tbe annual meeting
of the organlBHtlon tomorrow, reached Chi
cago today. The contingent consisted of
Tom Loftue, manager of the Washington
club; Henry K:llta. owner of th Huston
ninh and lam Oavln. treasurer and aecr'
mrv of the Ameilian club at Boston. In
a.lltlon tn these Charles J. Pediler and A
J Eagle, business men of Pittsburg, came
hare to Induce th American league to put
- pluh In Pitlabur.
Th remainder of the magnates, coming
from Philadelphia, Detroit. Cleveland and
Bt. Louie, ara expected tomorrow on the
Pedder and Eagle of Pittsburg will en
deavor to get an audience with the Ameri
can league magnates as Boon aa pocsibie.
They will present tneir case wun a state
ment that they are willing to buy tbj
Detroit duo euingnu
Cornell Oarsnmen Stay t Homo.
ITHACA. N. T.. Doc. 21 The Cornell
Athletic council haa formally abandoned
the'ldea of sending an eight to Henley.
Kansas City Paator Resigns.
KANSAS CITT. Deo. 21. Dr. J. O'B.
Lowrey, for more than twenty years pastor
Our One-llorsQ-Day Play Last Four Days:
Wednesday, Scotch Flaid, 7 to 5, won
Thursday, Com Foster, 8 to 5, won
Friday, Sweet Alice, I to 2, won
Saturday, Harry Wilson, I to 3
Given good weather and a fair track at New Orleans and we can't lose a bet for you.
Even when the track ip bad, the worst we ever get for you is an even break.
Our dispatches indicate good weather and a good track indefinitely from now on and
our famous corps of track exports announce that never in the history of Maxim & Gay Com
pany have they had up their sleeve such a bunch of good things as they will spring for the
benefit of our clients in the next ten days. -You can't afford to miss us from now on. We
are clearly in our stride. If you are wise you will cut in and get some of the pickings at
once. 390 per cent are the dividends earned past four days, and yet the plays we have
made in that period are the most conservative that could have been selected. The four
were sure winners. We never shoot at the moon. The stockholders of the Maxim & Gay
Company bet thousands daily on the one-horse selection and the money of our clients is
therefore as preciously handled a.s theirs. The outlook for the present is really glowing.
The track is in gpod condition and promises to remain so. Our experts are on the ground
now a month, and they have mastered every detail of the game. They look forward for the
next fortnight to the biggest winning percentage of their carreer. String along with us, you
will get the money.
We Handle Your Money With Caution
Th suooess of our precautionary measures to surround our tremendous operations with every safeguard Is apparent
to all. As every racegoer realises publicity as to our planned coups before the races are run would endanger success
and therefore we allow none. As a pledge of good faith, the Maxim A Oay company at I p. m. dally places tn the bands
of tbe editor of the New Orleans Item the selection on which tbe money of our clients Is to be played and also malls
to each subscriber the name ot the selection, such letter ' bearing a postmark at least one hour prior to the time the race
is run. ' .When specially requested . th e name-of the horse-and the odds secured are communicated by telegraph after
the races to subscribers. ..--
All money of our clients Is placed through Mr. Sol Llchtensteln, the noted eastern bookmaker, who gets tt down
la a doien cities through agents, and thereby secures beat results.
Fee for placing your commission Is 6 per cent of net weekly profits. This Is Mr. Lichtensteln's charge. Pee for
tbe Information hi 110 weekly. This Is Maxim ft Gay's charge. Statements mailed weekly with check for profits. Ac
counts subject to withdrawal, at two hours' notice. The following are the minimum betting accounts 'accepted: For a
$10 dally play on one horse, 250. For a 220 dally play on one horse, $100. For $50 dally play on one horse, 1250. For
a $100 dally play on one horse, 2500. For larger playa sums In proportion. Remit direct to the Maxim ft Oay company, 28
Canal street, New Orleans. All accounts received by the Maxim ft Gay company will be played by Mr. Sol Llchtensteln,
or some other agent of the Maxim ft Gay company, and the Maxim ft Oay company will make all accountings direct to Its
clients. The Maxim ft Oay company assumes all responsibility for a proper execution of Its clients' orders. Our friends
are cautioned against sending money through tbe malls without registering.
No checks accepted unless eery fled.
WANT FREE TEXT BOOK LAW
Member of Bohool Board Will leek Au-
thoritj of Legislature.
WILL ASK FOR OTHER AMENDMENTS ALSO
Arnoagr Important Bleasarea is Oas to
Do Away with Contracts awd tlavs
Work for Board Done by
The Board of Education of Omaha Is pre
paring to advance upon the legislature with
several amendments to the school laws gov
erning schools boards of metropolitan cities.
The measure considered of the greatest Im
portance by tbe majority of the members
Is that which will require the boards of
cities of this class to purchase tbe school
books and ivppllcs and furnlBh tbem tree
to the pupils. This is th practice which
at present obtains In Omaha, but it Is done
In contravention of the preaent law, and
the members of the board reoognlse tbe
tact that they have no warrant for the pro
cedure but the majority of the people so
much favor the plan that no one has aa
far appeared to make an attack upon the
practice. The laws of Bsveral of th other
states have tbe provision which the board
desires. In Missouri tbe board purchase
the books, which are sold at cost to the
pupils, and this has been suggested by
somo as a plan which should be followed
la Nebraska. !
Another amendment which will ba pro- !
posed Is the repeal of th law which re- ,
quires bide On all purchases and work '
which amount In value to more than $200. :
This law, while explicit in ita terms. Is
another which the present board has dls. '
regarded, much, the member claim, to tho
advantage of the district. In support of
these claim they point to tbe tact that
tbe walka In and around tha high school
grounds hav been done by day labor un
der the supervision ot the superintendent
of buildings and the coat is much below
th cost ot similar work dons by con
tractors under th provisions of tb law.
Thla project for doing the work by day
labor will receive the support of tbe labor
unions, which have tor several years en
deavored to have all public work done la
The board will also support. W. R. Bo
rneo's bill, heretofore published, to reduce
the Interest on warranta unpaid at the
time of Issue and the Intereat upon bonds
ot the state and municipal corporations.
Another bill which ha been considered
give th bosrd power to employ th secre
tary for a term ot three years, as It now
has power to smploy th superintended, of
At th present time th law provide for
of this city, tb suploymnt or a truant omcer ny tne
tendered his resignation today. He will board and the board desires t hav tb m-
HANGS SELF IN JAIL CELL
Germaa Prlsoser Plaaa gulrld with
Comrade, Secorea Rope
CINCINNATI, Deo. 21 John Tab and
Rudolph Schaum planned a Joint suicide
tn the local Jail. Tabe succeeded, but his
companion was frustrated and will be ex
amined for . lunacy.
The two men were held awaiting trial
on the charge of shooting with Intent to
kill their wives. They occupied adjoin
ing cells and became intimate at exercise,
when 'they kept apart from other pris
Tabe secured a rope from the dining
room and gave half of It to Bchaum.
Board Appolata Coroner.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Deo. 21. (Special.)
Dr. Charles H. Zlegler of Vesta bas been
appointed coroner ot Johnson county by the
Board ot Commissioner to fill th unex
pired term of Dr. I. H. Rathbun. who has
removed from Crab OrcUard to Milan, Ul
of th Calvary baptist church
Always tho Samo
Thj Prlds of Ullwariaii
la mil DlsfcA-tES
12 years of sua
ocssful practla im
VARICOCELE HYDROCELE and
Ell EC "" ri wl"'ul """. a
Xv or monf rct
tamitlr d forever.
i.. J . An i h- skin
a daonreus druss IsJ arises BieSlols-a.
IMP llf BIF II from tic er VICTIMS TO
WEAK McH ncrvous ursiutt oa mx-
Ml IJST1UN WASTlNfll WAKHS. with At.t
Siriv VnijNO ail 1 lilUOLs AUED; lS ( via.
iiU"iT Kia. ns mi Trouble. WmS
DR. SEARLES & SEARLES. "t2A
mt lint Lsft. ranustM 10 wuv
yu or hj on 7 pninoa.
ur4 XI turn mum im
Uorugl.r el trmm thm
migu mam yrnpioro iirw
urn aniAainu w i w
rostal Card for New Brechur
wM-h tall why
DLATZ B-ER 13 RIGHT
TONIC FOA THE WEAK
AJl Druggist or Direct
VaU oLATZ BREWING CO., Milwaukee
Mil Dooajlas at. ! ton I.
i Prices 26c, SOc, 75c.
WEDNESDAY MATINEE AND NIQIIT
W K WKHU TWKSTV-ONfcV
Prices Mat., c 60c. Night, 25o to ll.OO.
FOR FIVE PERFORMANCES. START
ING CHRISTMAS MATINEE
Prices Mat, 26o to IL Night, 26o to fl.iO.
Red Tableaux Fire
Matinee, Sun., Wed. and Saturday, I:1S.
Every Night, S:U.
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
WebWs Seals and Sea Lions, Jules and
- i Ella Garrison. Stuart Karnes, Mrrl and
Walters. Carson ana wiuara warunnerg
Bros., Adel Purvis Onrl and the Klnodroroe
prices, loo, 26c and 60c.
accept a call to tha Flrat Baptist church of
Atlantic City. N. J.
TO CI. tt R A rnl.D IX OJB DAT
Tea LaiatU Bromo Qululn Tablet. This
slgnatur (sy, '
This article .we have In red, blue, green.
We sell In U. H and 1 pound cans, at
oc and Soc respectively. The above
are much In use In private theatrlcsis.
tableau. Sunday School and Christmas
SiioIhI i,rke In large quantities.
ORDKRS FROM DEALERS QIVEN
ploymsnt of that officer left at tbe dlscre
tloa of the board, aa, according to tho
;rhVr.?.'non::rr,or .7.r. Sherman & McConoell Drug Co
to perform, and were tbe law amended tbe .
amount of his salary could b saved. y j COR. 1CTH PODGE. OMAHA, NEB.
loth and Dooalae Its
OMAHA, a KB.
Gmabaa Leading Hotel
SPECIAL r F.TI H K.
LUNCHEON, FIFTT CENTS
12.30 to t p. m
SUNDAY. 6 30 p. m. DINNER, TSc
ituarillv Increasing business hS necessl
tated an enlargement Of Ibis cafe, doubling
its former capacity.
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