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CREW IAKES REFUGE IB RQCE
Chip 8trai:cH on California Coast tad Pa.,
eagers Pwa Kiht on Eeef.
HEAVY SURF AND WIND HALT RESCUERS
Rest gpead nark Hoars with
X FRANCISCO. Jan. 30.-The atom
schooner Crescent City ran on Finn TlorH
off tha Mendocino const, during a gale at
tan early hour thin morning. The paMn.
srera and crew, numbering In all about
twenty-five, took refuge on the rock. The
teamer Scotia wan signaled and after
beating about Jot several hours launched
a boat and tranaferred eleven persons to
The life-saving crew from Point Arena
could not land a boat, but attempted to
nhoot lines over the rocks from shore,
but, owing to the wind all efforts were
unsuccessful. About fifteen persons are
atlll on tho rocks and are in no danger,
except from exposure. Tugs from San
Francisco will make an attempt to rescue
the marooned persons.
The sea ta rough and It may be tieces
ary to leave the people on the rocks alt
lilght. Crescent City Is siowly breaking
VP, and unless the storm ceases will prob
ably be a total loss.
; A tug from flan Francisco arrived here
ait 7 tonight and Is lying near the wrecked
Crescent City. It Is not believed It will
ttempt.to do anything until tomorrow
rooming, as the night Is dark and the surf
; The people on the rock are as comforts
He as could 1)e expected under the clrcum.
taacea. They have flro, food and the
Belter of some half dosen awnings. The
ind Is favorable for them, and coming
3n such a direction, that they are pro
jected from Its penetrating cold. It Is
hoped they will be rescued at daybreak.
SEEKS TO MERGE COAL MINES
Indiana C'O'simlttee Tries to Bring;
All Fori Indpr On.
. INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 30. Indiana coal
Operators are atlll working on the merging
Wcheme, rumors of which have appeared
.from time to time.
? The plan now Is J bring all the con
trolling producing Interests In the state
rlnto one company. Absolute ownership In
the plan to be followed. Tho Interests ln
.yolvnd are worth oyer 135.000,000.
'A committee composed of A. M. Ogle
f Indianapolis, J. Smith Talloy of Terre
Haute and Goorgo Selfert. who have large
mince In Sullivan county, is taking op
tions on property.
It is said that If the deal goes through
the company will equip Itself with Its
own coal rnrs and provide enough so that
Xhere will not be fruquent shut-downs on
account of lack of transportation facilities
RAILROAD PASSES ILLEGAL
ew York tttornff Geseral aya l.ea--iKlartor
Accepting Frank Should
Lose Their Beats.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 30. Attorney Gen
eral Conneen holds that the offering of a
railroad pass to a member of the legisla
ture Is a misdemeanor and that its accept
ance by -the legislator would constitute a
misdemeanor and make him liab'e to for
feit his office.
The attorney general's opinion arose from
tho fact that the Pullman Palace Car com
pany sent Francis O. Landon, member of
assembly from Dutchess county, an annual
pass, and Mr. Landon referred the matter
to M -. Conneen. The attorney general
hold that the pass was offered In violation
of the constitution of the state and that
'i. Mr. Landon accepts It he would be guilty
of a misdemeanor and liable to have his
nfflce forfeited In an action by the attorney
t.eneral for the people.
WILLt OUST SLOT MACHINES
Calo-ia-n Grand Jury Iteturns Over One
Hundred ladlctmeata Agralnat
CHICAGO, Jan. 30. A crusade begun by
the Hyde Park Protective association ro
Hulted today In the return of indictments
by the grand Jury against 121 owners of
A large majority were against cigar deal
ers and saloonkeepers In the downtcwa
" FIRE RECORD.
Fire la Missouri Tom,
' DE WITT, Mo.. Jan 30. Five business
nouses were destroyed by Ore here today,
causing an aggregate loss of $o0,000, dis
tributed among the following firms: Welt-Bit-
Bros., dry goods; Knappenbcrgcr,
drugs; Barrett, groceries; the pustofflce
and a barber shop.
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR
The FINEST COCOA In the World
Costs Less than Ona Cent a Cup
Forty Highest Awards In Europe
Waller Baker & Go,
Uhuuhfr. 17SQ Dorchester, Mass.
KEEP IT BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE
Nebraska Railroad Assessments What They Ha.e Been
What They Are What They Should Be.
438.4 1 8.00
373,1 43. OO
. 83.(11(0. OO
Antelope .... Ta.rtT
Cheyeaae .... 3H..VJ
Coif at ........ 184.108.40.206
t'nster SI. 13
Bison . 45.411
Iode m Ht.HSt
Dandy ....... 41.54
Franklin .... 40.34
Farnas ...... 02.37
Gave ........ 1B8.94
Hamilton .... Od.it.l
Harlan 81. (IB
"ayes 12. .19
Hitchcock .... 40.18
Hooker 30. IS
Jefferson .... 10B.P3
Johnson ...... BM.46
Klmhall AM. 1.1
Knox ........ 27.06
Lancaster .... 2:(l.f)4
Madison .' BS.40
Merrick OS. 33
Nance 38 04
Nemaha ...... 73.07
Phelps ....... 4B.30
ftcd Willow.. B0.4U
nicbardson .. 7!). HO
Rock 23 12
Jannders ..... 85. 80
Howard , B".:iO
Sheridan 77. OS
Sherman ..... B7."7
Thurston ..... 10.88
Washington .. BH.40
Webster (ID. 07
York 80 03
Total 820,330,031. OO
Avernnje assessment per mile, 1802.
Arernice assessment per uillc. 11)1)2.
Fairly assrssod, would be.........
The Bgnres above presented are carefully compiled from reports of the state
auditor, the bulletins Issued by authority of the railroads and the reports to their
stockholders published within the past year. These documents afford conclusive
proof that the aggregsto true value of railroads in Nebraska based on net earning
after deducting operating expenses, betterments and taxes paid, exceeds $312,000,000.
An inspection of the. table herewith prerented shows just how much each county
has lost by gradual reduction of the railroad assessment within the past ten years,
the aggregate apportionment of railroad assessments to each county for the year
1902 and what the aggregate assessment should be If the railroads were assessed
at ons-slxth of their valus based on net earnings. The appraisement of railroads
that hava not reported net earnings, which constitute less than one-slxtU of tho
entire railroad mileage In the state, Is based upon the value of their tangible
Antonla Hawley ssks divorce from Jo
seph I'., on the ffrounrt of nonsupport. She
asks alimony for herrelf and their three
sons. The marriage was October 't, 1KU5.
The Omaha i'hliosnphlcal society will be
adressed by E. M. Harden Sunday after
noon at at the fiixton hotel; subject.
"Uood Citisenship." The public la In
vited. Frank J. Fitle petitions to be appointed
guardian of Fannie Fitle of 211 North
Twenty-seoond street, Soulh Omaha, alien
ing that ehe is of untiouml mlml and In
competent to manage her estate.
Margaret Peterson is in district c urt w th
a pita Ion for civorce from Allied, ulo-giiii;
I nonsupport and aKing trie cuntouy ot Al
j fred, Jr., and of Willi-, aged t and 5 year.
The IVtersons were man lea in (Jinahu la
No vein tier, 195.
Alma Heckett, aned 18, has filed petition
In county court for the administration of
the estate of her father. William I. !t-ck-
ett, which estate nuluiles .o iH-rsonal
property and ' really, the latter being a
lot near Benson.
The police are atdl searching for slot ma
chines which are bring ooerated in viola
tion to the edict recently i:ejed by 'hl-f
uonahue. and rrlday ari.rnoon made an
other raid. A 8aiho muclnne belong. n to
Lharles Oimnora, Dll South Hlxteenth street.
was taken to the clarion.
The autopsy which was held Friday after
noon on lhu remains ot the unidentified
mart whose u(Mly la being held si Kruiley
ft liorrance's morguo determined the true
i-uuse of the man's death. A complication
of diseases resulting from kidney trouble
Induced death irom natural causex. The
oitdy will be held at the morgue until
Sunday for Identltlcatlon.
Semi-annual examinations in the public
schools clocd today and on Monday will
occur the promotion of those pupils who
were socceHSiuL This will lntr.xlu.e into
th High school between 1"0 and Vij new
iiupils. ull of whom will come from the
'omeniuar. Long aud Mason tchoola. thofe
being the tmly builtllr.gs that have tie
eighth U cliibses in thn tirst half of th
Corcner Hrnlley reports that up until
noon toOac- no one hud called and Identliied
the man who died at (.'larkson hospital
Thur:kluy mori.li.g and wlx se remains are
at his undertaking forms. The coronrr wl 1
hold ice remains three days lunger. Tub
det-eased Is 6 feet T inches In hrlKht. about
2o rs of se, dark hair, slightly curly,
smaj mustache. The color ot the eyes 1.4
bioe. Toe clothing worn cunsirttd of a
dtifk brown coat and vest, rtrted kray
tre laers and a blue woolen shirt.
While riding his bicycle on Sixteenth
"reel Friday aftirnoon W.'lle ( ) Lonni II,
tie 14-jear-eld sn of Kohtri H. olx.u
ui II. nu run down by. an automohllint and
quite kerlously Injure. 1 The charteur ap
proached the vtct'm from behind and be
fore a warning could be siven hkd knocked
th Ud Lroui bis whesi aitd disappaared
Till: OMAHA DAILY 11EK: SATt:itIAY,
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before his name could be secured. The
victim was injured about the chct, the
horseless carriaue uaatnK over his
stomach, while his head was somewhat
cut by coming in contact with the pave
ment, i he Injirred lad ,vas removed to
nia nome, a)i3 Aroor street. -
Thomas Byrne Is In New York City.
Sheriff Bajman of Dodge county Is In the
K I.. Walker of Bhelton Is the guest of
H. J. and Mrs. Dletx from Nome, Alaska,
are at the Her Grand.
Robert Oberfelder of Sidney, tiHh com
tnlMHloner. is at the Her Orand. S. H. Ijiy
nian of Norfolk la ut the same hoatelry.
J. M. nnd Mrs. Frnssler of t'lnrlnda. Ia.,
ere restHtered at the Her ("Jrand. They
came to aee Superintendent l'earse of the
Oeorge I Carter deputy game warden,
Is In the city from North Platte on his way
to Sioux lity, where he goes to tike part'
in the prosecution of persons who hav?
Illegally killed game In the state.
II. (.'. (.'arrig of Columbus. W. T. Coad.
registering as from Cblcngo, and G. A.
FlHoliorn of (kal osu, with several mem
bers of the '-Shore Acres " company and
oiher theatrical people, are among the
day s arrivals at the Sc hlitx.
The reasos One Ml nuts Cough Cure relieves court)
at one minute, it becauie it acts first on the muccus
membrane nght where the couch troucuet in the
thrit or de-p-jted on the lure, dettroyirf the
microb or couifh germs sndcleniif; the ph.eenn.
On Minute Coush Curs not only destroys the dis
ease germs, and ciears out their poison, but it (
strength and Uu;;ity to the do.lcate membranes
which protect the tnrost snd lungs. Opei.s the air
passiges and promotes unobstructed breathing.
Causes the b-.xxi to receive its natural supciy of
osygen tnus einilarating the pulmonary organs with
such strength and vigor that the lungs and bronchia)
tubes brcome bulwarks against the inceft. on ol dis
ease. Asthm. Br jnchit s. La Grippe. Cc.d on the
Langs ar.d a.i Pl T.or.ary Complaints that are curabsa
vs quickly cured cr tr.s use ot
Praparad by I. 0. OsWITT OO., Chicaga,
CALLS SULTAN A COWARD
Mooris 1 FrttendVr Darea Oppoctut ta Leave
FRANCE ALSO PRESENTS ULTIMATUM
Declares tbat If Kelielllon Affects
Alsccrlast latcrcsts Troops Will Re
I sed If Necessary Agalast
LOXDON, Jan. 31. According to a dis
patch from Tangier to the Morning Lender,
the Moorish pretrnder, Bu Hnmaru. sent
a challenge to the sultan, accusing h!m of
cowardice. He dared his adversary to lvp
up the protection of th walls of Fei.
hrre It was impossible to attack him. be
cause Fei is a holy city.
The sultan in despair accepted the chal
lenge and has ordered the concentration of
The correspondent of the Times at Tan
gier telegraphs that the sultan Is about to
send his uncle. Mulal Arlfa. to (he Algerian
frontier to prevent the spread of the rebel
lion to that part of the country. This step
Is the result of a French ultimatum threat
ening the sultan with active measuna to
protect Algeria from the danger of a fanat
ical rising, even though it should Involve
the Invasion of Moorish territory.
PRESENTS FRAUDULENT HEIR
Austrian C'onateas Is Accused f
Palmlnsr Off Waif as Iter
BERLIN, Jan. 30. The Countess Isabella
Welslernka Kwlleckl, who has again been
arrested, charged with pretending to have
borne a son six years ago and presenting
him as the heir to an estate at Wroblea-o,
province of Tosen, is 57 years of age and
white haired, though atlll an animated,
brilliant woman. Sim was 61 when the
child was born, and had three daughters.
It ia alleged that the countess seemingly
had two ladles of high rank as accom
plices. These, whose names have not been
disclosed, are said to have produced the
illegitimate son of the daughter of a rail
road watchman In Austria, and at the
proper moment to have brought the baby
to the countess' apartments here. They
went, It ta asserted, from tho railroad sta
tion in a cab, gave the driver a gold
pieye aa a gratuity and entered the house,
one of them carrying the baby done up
In shawl straps with a breathing space cut
In the bottom of the bundle.
The child, it Ib further claimed, was
probably drugged, and was apparently kept
two days In the house before Its birth was
announced. The servants of the countess,
it seems, did not even know of the pres
ence of the child.
Those nearest to the countess took the
birth In good faith, the old Count Wolsier
aka, who was In fragile health, and who
was In Italy at the lime, telegraphing to
the family doctor at Posen to go to Berlin
and assist In taking care of the mother
The doctor came to this city, but the
countess would not see him, and sent tho
doctors word that she had every necessary
When th legitimacy of the child was
first contested, the countess averred that
she had the services of a midwife from
Warsaw, who had since died.
FEAR BOERS SEEK FREEDOM
Germans Object to Churches in'
KalNer'a Territory 1 uder Cape
BERLIN, Jan! 30. Vice Governor von
Estosf of German Southwest Africa hns
resigned nd is returning home brctinst!
of a disagreement In Berlin with h a poi'cy
toward Immigrant Boers.
He permitted the establishment of Dutch
Reformed congregations under tho authorl'y
of the Cape Town presbytery. The colonial
office here regards this as dangerous, fear
ing that the Boers might make an attempt
laler to establish their indepetidenea.
AERIAL HONOR FOR MARCONI
Italian Parliament Congratulates In
ventor by Ills Own Wireless
ROME, Jsn. 30 The chamber of depu
ties decided today to send congratulations
by wireless telegraphy to Slgnor Marconi
on the success ot his work.
The minister of posts and telegraphs
announced that he would shortly Intro
duce a bill providing for the Installation
of a wireless station which would unite
Romt with America.
The chamber subsequently ratified the
Brussels sugar convention.
OPPOSE. MARCONI STATION
McGIll Inlverslty Fears for Success
If Wlsard Gets Mount
MONTREAL. Jan. 30. The authorities of
McGill university have protested to Mayor
Cochrane against the erection of a Mar
coni station or Mount Royal.
The college people claim that on ac
count of the proximity of the unlvenslty'a
physical laboratories to the mountain effi
cient work would be greatly endangered
and the delicate instruments rendered uge.
Remember Martyred KJsg,
LONDON, Jan. 30. Tho statue of King
Charles 1 at' Charing Cross was decorated
with wreaths by the "Legitimists' today
as usual on the anniversary of his execu
tion, January 30, 1640. The Royal Oak
club of Edinburgh was represented by a
crown of immortelles six fet high and sur
mounted by an orb and cross In white and
crimson. It was dedicated to the sacred
memory of the monarch "beheaded by his
rebellious subjects." A sky blue silk vest
worn by King Charles on the scaffold and
stained with his blood Is being exhibited
at tho United Service museum.
Count von Waldersre May Come.
BERLIN. Jan. 30. The Lokal Anzelger
confirms the report that a deputation of
German officers, headed by Field Marshal
Count von Waldersee, may attend the un
veiling of the Frederick the Great statue
; in WasMngton.
In oHVIal circles it Is admitted that
Count von Waldersee may go to the railed
Etates, but this, it is added, baa not yet
Ships Dsmagrs Darlnai Manenvers.
PARIS, Jan. 30. The minister of marine
I has received informa'ion that the French
battleships Gaulols and Bouvet collided
during maneuvers in (he Mediterranean.
A preliminary examination shows tbat Gau.
lots had one of its forward plates loosened
and sustained other slight Injuries, while
the damages to Bouvet were insignificant.
Turks Defeat Macedonians.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. SO. Turkish
troops have defeated a strong band ot
Macedonians near Lake Okhrlda. Albania.
The Russian embassy is actively preparing
tor presentation, to tne porta tho Auatsa.
JAN IT A 11 Y HI, !!03.
Russian scheme for the Improvement of
LONDON FISHJ3REED TYPHOID
Medical Officer ees Fever In Oysters,
Cockles, aprata, Whitebait
LONDON. Jan. 30. As the result of ex
periments made in consequence of the re
cent typhoid scsre, tho medical officer of
health for the Ioodon district has 'ssued
an alarming report in which he condemns
the whole estuary of the Thames as being
contaminated with sewage.
Not only oysters and cockles, says the
report, but sprats, whitebait and smelts
numt be viewed with suspicion.
The Thami s fisheries afiord employment
to a larre population, and the report will
start an agitation for some more effectual
means of disposing of London's sewage.
SEES ANOTHER WAR BREWING
British I'ni.er Finds Possible Flaht.
Inst In Indian Trouble with
LONDON, Jan. 31. There has been a
long-standing dispute between Afghanis
tan and the Indian government regarding
the transfer, through British territory, of
a large quantity of German-made guus and
ammunition landed some time ago at the
Indian port of Karachi, and now lying at
Peshawar awaiting transport to Cahul.
According to a dispatch from Trshawar
to the Dally Mail the government has
finally declined to allow its removal and
this decision is expected to cause trouble
elected to Kill Kin.
BARCELONA, Jan. 30. A Belgian rn
arrhlst named Martin has been arreul'-d
here. He confessed that he was sel ;t."l
to kill the king of the Belgians, but was
prevented from carrying out the deed by
being arrested during the strike in Bar
celona a year ago.
l'rlnettl Is Recovering:.
nOME, Jan. 30. Tho following bulletin
was Issued this morning: "Slgnor Prlnetti
was restless early in tho night, but sub
acquently slept. His temperature thin
morning Is almost normal. Yesterday's
improvement Is maintained. The patient
is progressing slowly toward recovery."
Dlnmnuds for Mrs. Chamberlain.
K1MBERLEY.' Cape Colony. Jan. SO.
Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain arrived here to
day and were accorded a remarkable recep
tion. The town was lavishly decorated and
Mrs. Chamberlain was presented with a
casket of diamonds by the women of Klm
berley. Servians ltuy Cartridges.
LONDON, Jan. 30. The correspondent of
the Standard at Buda Pest telegraphs that
a contract for 10.000,000 rounds of small
arm ammunition for the Servian army was
signed there last night with the sanction
of the Hungarian government.
Duel Leads to Sentence.
BERLIN. f Jan. 30. First Lleutcmnt
Werner von Grawert, who shot Dr. Aye
In a duel In tho Grunewald forest, has been
sentenced to two years' imprisonment in
a fortross. Tho trial was conduct3d behlr.d
Canada to Did on Army Ueef.
LONDON. Jan. 30. The British war office
has decided to Invite tenders from Cana
dian farmers for the supply of fresh meat
to the British army in South Africa.
Itluht on the Spot
Where rheumatism pains rub Bucklen'a
Arnica Salve, the great healer. 'Twill work
wondcis. Stop pain or no pay. 25c. For
sale by Kuhn & Co.
PEACE RESTORED IN 'VARSITY
I'tah Students Cease Troubling; When
Court Summonses Are Dis
missed. SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 30. The trouble
between students of the University of
Utah and the faculty was settled this aft
ernoon. The complaints against students who
were arrested on the charge of having
threatened to assault Parley B. Pratt, ed
itor of the College Chronicle, were dis
missed and It is understood tha faculty
will drop the matter.
If you had only known how your cough was
going to hang on until you were threatened
with consumption, you would have done
something long ago, wouldn't you?
would have quickly cured you then. But
even now, when your doctor says you have
early consumption, it will control your cough,
heal your lungs, and give nature all the help
she needs in the way of medicine.
For 60 years physicians, in all parts of the
world, have most generously prescribed it.
J5c, 6O0., $1.00. All
GETS POSSESSION OF LAND
Supreme Court of Idaho Hands Down
Opinion Afflrmlnaj the Hlaht
of n Settler.
BOISE. Idaho, Jan. 80. The supreme
court today banded down an opinion affirm
ing the right of H. L. Holllster to ground
that controls the key of the situation at
Shoshone Falls. Holllster brought suit un
der the eminent domain art to secure pos
session of this small plero of ground, the
defendants being the state of Idaho, W. A.
Clark of Montana and others.
The supreme court rules that the act of
congress admitting Idaho Into the union
does not prohibit or restrain the right of
eminent domain over the lands granted to
the state by eald act. The state contended
that the ground In controversy was worth
$200,000. but the supreme court opinion af
firms the opinion of the lower court, as
sessing the value of the land at $1,000.
COAL COMBINE IN NEW YORK
Powerful Concern la Organised by a
Coalition to Handle the Dltn
NEW YORK, Jan. 30. A powerful bltu
mlnotm coal combination has just been
formed In this city by the coalition of the
Consolidated Coal company of Maryland,
the Fairmont Coal company of West Vir
ginia and the Somerset Coal company of
The new company Is to retain the title
of the Consolidated Coal company and wilt
have a total output of nearly 10,000,000
tons a year. It will load 400 large steel
cars a day and will have two plers-in Bal
timore, at which it will be able to fill a
steamer of over 7,000 tons In ten hours.
The principal sales agency will be in
OPERATORS IGNORE COURT
Will Sot Leave Indian to Stand Trial
to Be Held In Chicago
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Jan. SO. Hugh
Shlrkle of Clinton, Ind., and six of the
other Indiana operators under Indictment
In Chicago, said today that they would not
go to Chicago tomorrow, and would not
absent themselves from the Joint wage
conference, which is now in session In this
Walter S. Bogle, one ot the Indicted op
erators, said today:
I am a resident of Chicago, and hava
given bond to appear for trial. The state
of Illinois cannot reach Into Indianapolis
ana extrauiie tne inuiana operators.
MAY UNITE PARK ""SYSTEMS
Proposition Comes from South Omaha
Park Board to the Omaha
At the regular meeting of the Park board
yesterday a delegation from the South
Omaha board consisting of Dr. McCrann
and Messrs. Srhultt and Hunt were present
to Invite co-operation In plans to unite tho
two cities by means of their rark systems.
This Idea was discussed In a manner rsrly
Informal for some time, and the meiubera
of tho Omaha board expressed themselves
as willing to do all they rnuld In that di
rection, although the possibilities must bo
governed In a great measure by the appro
priation for tho coming year. Tho feasi
bility of using Twenty-fifth street as a
means of uniting Central boulevard in this
city with the park at Twenty-fifth and C
streets, South Omaha, was talked over In
a general way. Syndlrate park was also
taken Into consideration and the members
of the Omaha board will make a trip to
that locality soon to see what may be
found practicable. They assured the South
Omaha delegation that If the South Omaha
rortlon of the park could bo secured from
the land company they would undertake to
look after the portion of the property tbat
is In this city.
PUBLIC LIBRARY MATTERS
Board of Directors Holds an I nusa
ally Busy and Interesting:
The public library board held Its regu
lar monthly meeting last evening with Di
rectors Reed, Allen, Rosewater, Kennedy,
Rush, Ives and Hanson present. A com
munication from Pat Ryan, offering to sell
some caBes which had been used In the
Transmlsslsslppl exposition was referred
to the museum committee. A letter bear
ing Samoan postage contained the resig
nation of Miss Dora Helmrod from the li
brary stafT, she having been on an exteuded
leave of absence for over a year. An offer
of Miss Reed to make a collection ot stuffed
birds for the library muneum undVr cer
tain conditions was declined for the pres
ent and acknowledgements made to Gen
eral Manderson for the gift of two orig
inal documenta relating to the marriage of
the late President McKlnley and the ex
cursion for Grand Duke Alexis on the oc
casion of his visit to Omaha thirty years
ago. Another accepted gift came from
Alfred Marschner In the form of an orig
inal manuscript ot some musical composi
tions by Helnrlch Marschner, the great
The report ot the executive committee
with reference to a more methodical sys
tem of bookkeeping and accounting was
adopted, and the usual monthly reports ot
the librarian received. The librarian also
submitted her annual report for the year
1902, showing the library to contain 59,139
volumes. In addition to the 1,161 volumes
constituting the Byron Reed collection and
several smaller collections deposited by
the owners. The aggregate circulation fig
ures for the year are 194,224. The report
concluded with a recommendation for the
preparation ot a review of the work of thn
library covering the twenty-five years of
Ha existence as a public institution, this
matter being referred to tha executive
committee and President Reed for consid
eration and report at tha next meeting.
The bills audited tooted up $1,827.50,
which Included a few accounts not re'
sented In tin? for the previous month's
J. O. Aysrr Co., Lowell, ICaaa.
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