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THE OMAITA DAILY HEE: MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1903.
CITY OWNERSHIP SUCCESS
Linooln Brei oa Water and Fropeaes ta
ataduca Oof, of Light
CORPORATIONS UNABLE TO STOP MOVE
riret Popular Tots Kalllned Teea
alcalltr, -hat' Second Ala Carries
and 'Will Resalt la Mantel,
pal riaat la October.
rlrer, tba people hera beltere Is a good
point In favor of municipal ownership. A
member of tha city council said It would
be possible for Lincoln to furnish Its cltl
tens with water at 10 cents per 1,000 gallons
and still maintain Its plant and Are depart
ment without cost to the city. , .
The receipts of the water plant last year
amounted to IS0.280.8S. There was appro
priated for the malntalnance of the plant
and Are department $50,000. Of this sum
14.366 was not used. This year i5&,ut0 was
appropriated for the ytar ending Septem
ber. There now remains of this sura $is.
899 and In the meantime a well has been
dug costing over 113,000. . ,
Inlreraltr Heents Lang;.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 26. (Special.) Lincoln
having by experience found the municipal
ownership of a waterworks plant a good In
vestment, haa voted to bond itself In the
sum of 185,000 for the construction of an
electrlo lighting plank. The proposition
was before the people at the last city elec
tion and ont of 4,363 votes csst 1,639 were
for the proposition and 1,426 were opposed
to It . ?BLa a-majority of the total rote
(cat waa In favor of municipal ownership.
The ordinance- carries with It the right
of the elty to construct at the Rice pump
ing station an electric lighting plant for
lighting the streets, alleys, parks and city
buildings. It does not give the right to
furnish , light to residences or commercial
buildings. The people at this time, how
c er, are In favor of this Utter proposition
and unless there' is a material decresse In
the charge! now 'made for light will ask
the next legislature te so amend the char
ter that the city will have the power to
branch out- and make ."the plant not only
stit-sustelntag. bet a money-making Invest
ment ' Proposition" Twice Carried.
The fact that the proposition was carried
. by such an overwhelming majority was due
to the city's experience with the municipal
ownership of tba waterworks plant and Us
experience with exorbitant rates charged by
the electrlo light company. It was a hard
fight and has been twice carried. The first
time, two years sgo, after the proposition
had been endorsed by a majority of the
voters, a technical error defeated the Is
suance of .he bonds. This time, however,
there has been no mistake and all there Is
to do now la to sell the bonds and eonstruot
the plant Without mishap It Is believed
the city will be furnishing Us own light by
October L .,..
Linooln now pays ior 202 street lights
f 13,642.80 annually. Of these 184 are run
half the night at a cost of $66.40 each and
eighteen all night at a cost of $39.40 each
The plant which the city proposes to con
struct will be run In connection with the
water plant. To do this It will be necessary
to enlarge the latter by the addition of two
engines, .one 250 horsepower and one 12S
horsepower and two boilers. The plant will
be modern In every respect and will have a
capacity of 600 lights. At this time the es
timate of tba cost Is based on $00 lights to
run all night,' or nine hours, moonlight
nights, of course, excepted.
The estimated yearly expense ranges from
$13,000 to an outside estimate of $14,600.
This will Include an electrlo llrht eommla
sloner at a salary , of $1,600 yearly, extra
coal, carbons used, broken globes, an In
crease ln salary . of .the engineer tor the
plants of $30 monthly, $2 per day for a llne
' man, $2 per day for a trimmer, 4 per eent
Interest on the bonds and a depreciation of
I 2-10 per cent- ' '
. Inasmuch as tbs lighting plant will be
constructed at the Rice pumping station
1 and will be a $ art of the water plant, little
additional help- will be necessary;- The
electrlo light commissioner, at a salary of
; $1,600, will be join,td by the mayor and
will repafr-to7(f1vnd t)sroouncll. H
; wia-6e.f-nerl, SBpervtelon." Th, chfet
i engineer; .at, the water plant will alee be
(come the electrical engineer, should he
prove capaoie, ana his saury will be In
creased f romy $? to $100 per month. One
lineman and one trimmer, each at $2 per
' day. Is all tha additional help that has
, been figured on, though it Is possible more
men will have to be employed at the st
tlon, one of whom, will assist the present
firemen. The men now employed at the
pumping station work In three shifts and It
Is believed with the additional help fur
nlshed them they will be able to look after
both plants. -
The authorities figure they can get good
service with one trimmer because they In
tend to' use the latest Improved enclosed
lights and little trimming will be neces
sar.- .' '
lied to execute a contract In conformity
therewith In behalf of the university upon
the giving of a guarantee company bond in
the required sum by the Lincoln dental
A like plan was presented for co-operation
between the university and the Lincoln
medirsl college for tbe accommodation of
students of the latter Institution and upon
similar conditions concerning the psyment
of fees and the giving of a bond. This
plan also was approved and a contract or
dered executed by the officers of the board.
Pnrchaac of Lots.
At the session of the board on Saturday
morning all members were present except
President Kenower. In his absence Regect
The Board of Regente of the university Ernst waB cnosen temporary president.
of Nebrsska met at 2 o'clock p. m. on Fri- The president sntl secretary of tbe board
day last. The session contlnned until w.ra authorized to complete the negotla-
Saturday evening at 6 o'clock. . All the tlons and procure title for the university
members were present 'at the Friday ses- to the three lots at tbe southeast corner of
sion and all except Regent Kenower at the Twelfth and B streets, near the southeast
session on Saturday. corner of the university campus.
The special committee to whom was re- The board considered In detail the flnan-
ferred certain mattera pertaining to the ctal budget for the current year. Including
green houses on the campus and at the farm salaries, wages and current expenses, as
and the care of decorative and other plants, submitted by the chancellor and the secre-
submltted a report which waa received and tary. The greater poitlon of the day was
adooted lhuB consumed. With slight amendments
The special committee to secure the lease the budgets were approved. Salaries were
of some additional land for the use of the raised In only a few instances.
farm departments reported leases for 170
acres In all. The report of the committee
was approved and the committee dls
charged and tbe officers of the board au
thorised to execute the leases submitted.
llngtoo freight No. 117. was Injured at the
coal shed here todsy. He wss on tbe der
rick platform assisting In coaling a locomo
tive and In the darkneas fell tbrough the
coal chute ten feet to the floor below. He
stmck his head against tbe wheel of a
coal car, his scalp being aomewhat lacerated.
The board then took up the consideration
of the suggestions of the secretary and
the chancellor concerning methods of pro
cedure in relation to proposed new builJ-
Frank O. Miller was appointed professor I ings and other permanent Improvements at
of forestry, services beginning September the farm and on the campus. The build-
16,1903, and extending -to April 16, 1904, of Ing committee of five named above was ap-
the next college year. The remainder of pointed, consisting of Regents Ernst,
Mr. Miller's time Is to be spent In the ser- Teeters, Forell, Chancellor Andrews and
vice of the United Btatea government as an Secretary Dales, said committee to have
inert forester .v charge of all new building and other works
Ouy O. Ftary was appointed honorary oi improvement at me urm ana on
fellow In chemistry; George F. Miles, hon
orary scholar In botany; Homer L. Shants,
honorary fellow In botany, as Well aa In
structor In botany at the 'farm. Miss Es
ther Pearl Hensel was made fellow In
botany with stipend.
A leave of absence was granted to Prof.
Bessey from June 26 to October 24. . 1903.
fo Fraaeklsae to Purekase.
campus and to make its first report to a
meeting of the board to be held In May.
Mr. Charles E. Chowtns was appointed
superintendent of construction for new
buildings and works of improvement, serv
ices beginning July 1. The building com
mittee was Instructed, if proper terms
could be made, to secure the services of
Messrs. Fisher A Lawrle of Omaha as arch
Prof. Bessey contemplates a trip to Russia ,tect. fof th. phy.lc, building; also
In the Interest of his department
A Few Promotions.
The following changes In titles and pro
motions were made, taking effect Septem
ber 1, 1908:
Mr. Thomas L. Kimball as architect for the
new school building on the farm; also
Messrs. Flske, Dlemer & Meglnnls of Lin
coln as architects for the new administra
tion building, and Messrs. Woods ft Shaffer
H. R. Smith, to be professor of animal of Lincoln as architects for the group of
husbandry. smaller ouiiaings at tne tarm or sucn por
J H. flain. be adiunot orofessor Of OI mereoi as may oe necessary.
animal natholoav i ine ooara aajournea to meet on May 13
I inA4 n 1 1 . - mm .1
v n P1.ni.fiia ta, tui aaalatant nrofaaaor " P- m., io consider iuo
mnv I rei-uiuuiviiuM.iiun 01 me meaicai college iac
C. R. Chatburn, to ha assistant professor ' canuiuaies ior me uegree or aocior
. ,t,il Am4tk.t,i v 1 VL uieuiuiurj aim Duuu oiuer uusiness aa
A. U Haecker, to be associate professor "
of dairy husbandry. """""
Frank W. Smith, to be adjunct professor The third judge of tbe Missouri-Kansas
of education. debate has been selected. He is Chief Jus
G. E. Condra, to be adjunct professor ct tlce Emlln McClaln of Iowa, the charter
geology. day orator of 1900. The two selected some
R. a. Emerson, to be associate professor time ago are: Prof. McVey of the Minne
of horticulture. I sota university and Prof. Jesse Macey of
A, L. Candy, to bo assistant professor Iowa college. The question Is "Trusts
of mathematics. ana Nebraska, as has been her custom, ex-
R. E Morlts. to be assistant professor pects to carry off the honors. William J.
of mathematics. Bryan win, aunng tne deliberation of the
C. O. Engberg, to be adjunct professor j judges, give a short lecture on the value
of mathematics. ot discussion. Tne Nebraska debaters are:
n. a. TJiiie. a be adtunct orofessor of M- t-ronin. Fred M. Hunter and J. C
H. H. Walte,' to be assistant professor
of bacteriology and pathology,
T. L. Bolton, to be assistant professor
Clarence Skinner, to be assistant pro
fessor, of physics.
Bert Spencer, to be Instructor la con
R. M. Woloott, to be associate professor
of aooloa-y and demonstrates? in anatomy, i
DECORATES CHURCH FOR CHIEF
Hamboldt Preacher Blarnallsea Rooae.
velt'e Trip Throna-h State la
losg avail Sermon. -
At this time and for many years the city
has secured Us lights from the Lincoln
Gas and Electrical company, formerly mak
ing five year contracts. Recently, how
ever, tba legislature changed (he law so
that- only yearly contracts can bs made.
Thus the city will have no unexpired fran
chise to purchase and no red tape to un-
( ravel with - the lighting company. This
company furnishes lights for the majority
of the c&mmercier houses and residences.
Lincoln Traction company furnishes
some. Ths former company charges 20 cents
tor Incandescent lights and ths latter 15
cents. For the, era lights the merchsnts
pay from $13 to tip monthly.
Many cltlxens opposed the Issuance of
bonds to secure a lighting plant merely for
, city purposes, preferring to have the city
furnish the lights for Individuals. This will
be done, ssld one of tbe promoters ot
municipal ',-nThip. as soon as .the next
legislature convenes, providing the electric
lighting companies do not materially de
crease their rates, The city authorities,
having nothing In common with the light
ing companies except their yearly contract,
will proceed with the construction pf the
plant without regard to the corporations.
Should the latter reduce the rates to a fig
ure at which ths city believes It could fur
nish lights, th'td it will have no competi
tion for lighting commercial houaes and
resldencea ao far as the city plant is con
cerned. Otherwise'. It will.
Before the proposition for the city nlant
was voted on. the matter was thoroughly
investigated oy me city authorities and
advices received from' many towns that now
own their plants. At Topeka. Kan., the
electric ngnting plant is owned, controlled
and run by, the city and Is giving satis
faction. The' plant famishes 344 lights at
a total coat of $13,009 annually. Inasmuch
as Topeka does not own its water plant
theiLinoeln authority believe that after
tbe plant is started here tbe cost will be
less than that to. the Kansas town.
It was probable.; Lincoln' experience in
the municipal ownership of the water plant
more tkan anything Jae, that Induced th
people to twlt-e- ok0 for the municipal
ownership of the lighting plant. The water
plant is more than self sustaining. It Is
making money. And- with the drsln on Its
income' for malhtaiasnce it Is yearly paying
into -the-general -fiied of the city enough
money la. pay the Interest on the water
bonds. ,a sum annual! on (he bonded In
debtedness and to pay the entire expenses
of ths Are department. But greater than
alf these is the fact that tbe people ot
Lincoln . l water, fox the small price of
15 cents per 1.000 gallons. There is a min
imum charge tor water of 50 cent, per
mouth, but should mere be used it will only
cosr 15 cenfs per 1,000 gallons. This, com
pared with Omahe;- where a corporation
.wni the water plant and tbe charge is 35
tents per 1.000 gallons, and In view of the
fsct that It Is more expensive for Lincoln
to secure lt water than for Omaha, be
rsuse the water here Is taken from dug
HUMBOLDT, Neb.; April 26. (Special
Telegram.) The Christian, church 'wss
w. a Wlllard; to be adiunot professor I crowded this morning, When Rev. Bert Wll-
ln i oology. . - I aon urged me cnristisnizing ot tnis country
Oeorae H. Morse, to be Brofeasor 'of elec- oeiore sending missionaries to foreign
trinal enrlneerlDr. I anos. He claimed America was chosen to
Paul H. Griimmann. to bo associate pro- ovangeiise tne world,
feesor of German languages. I ine minister asiced tne choir to render
Amanda H. Heppner, to be adjunct pro- America in nonor or the president's visit
fMaor of German. IO la state ano urged upon his audience
The resignation ot R. B. HUtner. in- tne importance or recognising the fact that
trustor in chemistrv. was accepted, taking no matter what party placed him In the
effect March 81, 1903. executive chair, he was the president of
A communication from the dean ot the t&a entire people and as such was entitled
Industrial college concerning an Interpreta- t0 prayers end support of all In any
tlon of the law relating to the payment nort ne mignt make for the betterment of
of matriculation fees by students was re- tne country and Its people. The alcove De
ferred to a committee consisting of the hlnd tn pulpit was decorated with the
chancellor, the secretary. Dean Reese. Prof, oiar-apangied Banner alongside a similar
Wilson and Prof. Robblns, with power to trl-colored banner bearing a cross and these
woros: "By this Hgn conquer.
A communication from the law college
faculty recommended an early change of
the course In the law college from two to I FREMONT, Neb.. April 26. (Special.)
three years, with reservations concerning I telegram received yesterday says Ira Alns
students now matriculated who should com- worth, jr., formerly of this place, had been
nleta tha course not later than February, killed at Stnsor. Colo., and his remains
1905; and also recommended that under- i would probably arrive here on Monday. No
graduates In (he college of letters be al-1 further particulars can be obtained. Toung
lowed to elect one year of law as under- Ainsworth was about 24 years of age and
graduate work. These , recommendations had lived here during the greater Dart of
were approved and the law college faculty his life. After leaving school he was tor a
was requested to prepare and submit at an 1 time In the employ of the American Ex
early meeting a complete course of study press company. About two years ago he
suited to the three-year plan. went up In the Black Hills to work In the
A communication from Dean Burnett con- same business. He was a member of Fra.
earning the purchase of stock, services of mont lodge. Ancient Order of United Work
a landscape artist and the assignment or 1 men and was unmarried
exnerlmental fields was referred to a com
mlttee consisting of Regents Forrell and . acnooia neep ratroa's Day.
Krnsi ano me cnanceuor. mm pomon oi TABLE ROCK, Neb., April 26 (Special.)
mr. ournou rauunuuiwirau rcianus 10 fTiaay was patron s day at the Table
Fremont Boy Killed.
ODD FELLOWS KEEP NATAL DAY
Hastlaa-s. Clay Center aad Table Rock
All Celebrate Order'e
HASTINGS, Neb., April 26. (Special
Telegram.) Hastings lodge of Odd Fellows
No. 60 observed the eighty-fourth anniver
sary of their order today by attending the
Methodist church in a body. Rev. G. W.
Abbott delivered t-he anniversary sermon
and took up the work of the order from its
birth to the present date. The progress
and the splendid work of the order were
CLAY CENTER. Neb., April 26. Spe
cial.) This place was crowded yesterday
with Odd Fellows and their friends, cele
brating the elghty-fOurth anniversary of
the order. Delegations were present from
Edgar, Fairfield, Harvard and a special
train load from Sutton.
The city was handsomely decorated for
the occasion by the Commercial club. The
local lodge provided a dinner for their
guests, a parade was given In the morning
and an address delivered by Rev. R. N.
Orrlll of Fairfield In the court room, which
The day was unpleasant on account of
dust add wfnd yet the celebration was cer
tainly a success.
TABLE ROCK. April 26. (Special.) The
eighty-fourth snnlverssry of American Odd
Fellowship was celebrated here last night
by the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges of
this place. The address wss given by W.
Smith, late county superintendent of
schools In Cass county, who has recently
removed here from Plattsmouth. Other
speakers were W. H. Wlleon and M. H.
Marble. The program was Interspersed
with music, followed by an Ice cream sup
COURTS SEEKJPARDONED MAN
Lawyer Releases Convict, He Weds,
Is Divorced, Flees aad Is Soastht
for Writ Salt.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., April 26. (Special
Telegram.) Benjamin Valek, the convict
who was pardoned a few years ago to allow
him to wed Mrs. Mary Hlavaty, a Humboldt
widow of wealth, has again come into prom
inence as one of the defendants In a suit
brought by an Insurance company to re
cover payment on a note given for the pre
mium on a policy on his wife's life.
The couple were divorced at the last term
of the district court, the wife being com
plainant and the charge being cruelty and
desertion. Valek disappeared about the
time tbe suit wss instituted and being pos
sessed of no property in his own right
action was brought against his divorced
wife as one of tbe principals by the State
bank of this city, purchaser of the notes.
Justice Smith decided in favor of the bank
but the defendant appealed on the ground
that ahe signed simply sa surety and could
not be held where her. own separate prop
erty was involved.'
Valek was pardoned by Governor Savage
in 1901 and Mrs. Hlavaty claims that dur
ing their year ot married . life he squan
dered several thousand dollars oi her money
In various ways, but she stood all until he
began to beat her andher children. He
was arrested and flnfij Jot; this offense, but
the women later relestwtr and paid' his fine.
He is said to be; In Marysvllle, Kan., at
present. - " "
MINING IN THE BLACK BILLS
Go'.nmbui If iniog Oontpanv Tinds Immenia
Vein af Rolid Ore,
DRILLS ALREADY IN FIFTY YARDS
northern Continuation of I-eda-e oa
Whlrh Homestake la Werklst
Blgt Tract Sells for 354
Teeth Fly Ont Wnen Water Eaters In.
HUMBOLDT. Neb., -April 26. (Special
Telegram.) As the result ot some boyish
pranks at which the victim took offense.
Will Usher and Bob Moore last night be
came involved In a fist fight at Wlttecraft's
restaurant, and the former lost nearly all
his front teeth, two of them being broken
off short. Moore, who is a colored lad,
poured a cup of water In Usher's pocket
and the latter became angry and called
htm a few pet names at the same time
striking at him. Bob responded.
new buildings and Improvements on ths Rock public schools. Sunerlntenrt.nt a w
farm was referred to a epeclal building Davis, aided by his corps of assistants had
committee consisting of Regents Ernst, Drenared a dellahtful and lntruri. n,-
,- ..a t . 1 1 v .k.. nn Ana k 1 ... .w
j cetera auu vi.n, iu luauvcuvi auu gram, which was rendered. County Su
secretary. perlntendent J. C. Waddell. W. c. Smith
At me rTiuay evening aoo.iau a com- and Re a W. Shamel rava .W .iu.
mumcauon was receiveu irom am umaua,
Lincoln Beatrice Railway company con
cerning a right-of-way across the 'south
east corner of the university farm. Tbe
communication was referred to a commit
tee consisting of the resident regents, the
chancellor and the secretary, to report at
the next meeting of the board.
Medical Faenlty Ckaagree Made,
and Mrs. M. A. Cotton read a paper ore-
pared tor the occasion. School exhibits hung
on the walls of the various rooms added to
the interesting features.
Seeks Enlarged Schools.
TECUMBEH, Neb., April 26. (Speclal.)-
The new school board for the Tecumseh
district will be organized during the first
Unon the recommendation of tho medical week May. The matter of holding a
college faculty for the courses at Omaha, special election to vote bonds for tvore
the following changes in the faculty were schoolrooms will then be taken up. The
confirmed, subject to the approval of Dean schools are terribly crowded at present
Ward: in women can vote at the school election
Dr. James Tlsche's resignation aa pro- provided they either have property assessed
fessor of anatomy was accepted. in their own name or children of school
Dr. William H. Ramaey was mads asso- age.
clats professor of anatomy,
Dr. Avlngten A. Edglngton and George
B. Dandy were elected Instructors In an
Coart Calendar Almost Clear.
ALBION, Neb., April 26. (Special.)
District court has been in session for three
Dr. Vernon L. Treynor was transferred days with Judge Paul presiding. Several
from the chair of physiology to that ot important cases have been disposed of and
clinical medicine. the docket is practically cleaned up. Judge
R. A. Lyman was elected associate pro- mompson win De bere on tbe 30th to dls
fessor of histology and physiology. Pse of some matters held under advise
Lease Park, For
SCHUYLER, Neb., April 26. (Special.)
The local maennerchor has leased a small
tract near the city and will Improve and
prepare It for a picnic park. A new band
organization has been effected, with George
C. Blrken business manager and Prof. Hulb-
haus leader and director. The membership
at present Is nineteen.
Sehnyler Conple Eagased.
SCHUYLER, Neb., April 26. (Special)
Mrs. Joseph Woods yesterday announced
the engagement of her daughter. Alma,
and Mr. Engelbert F. Folda ot the banking
house of F. Folda of this city, whose mar
riage. It is stated, will occur In June.
Corn Plaatlaa; Delayed.
SCHUYLER, Neb., April 26. (Special.)
Farmers have deferred planting corn, owing
to bad weather. Small grains came up
strongly and show a good stand, but growth
has been slow during last week.
WILL TAKE ANDREW'S MONEY
Netherlands' Government Sends For
mal Acceptance of Carnegie's
Gift to Peace Temple. ,
THE HAGUE. April 26. Queen Wil
helmlna has sent formal acceptance of
Andrew Carnegie's gift ot (1,600,000 to bs
devoted to the erection of a "Temple ot
Peace" at The Hague. Tbe Temple of
Peace la to be the permanent home of the
International court of. arbitration founded
by tbe csar's congress in 1699, snd will
contain the most complete llbrsry of In
ternational law In ths world. The govern
ment of Holland has undertaken the re
sponsibility of disbursing Mr. Carnegie's
Dr. Donald McRae, Jr.,' was transferred
from the chair of surgical anatomy to that
of clinical surgery.
Dr. Oscar 8. Hoffman's title was changed
from "professor of dermatology" to "pro
fessor of clinical medicine.
Dr. Arthur C. Stokea waa given the title
of Instructor In certain surgical diseases In
addition to the professorship of chemistry
William P. Wherry was elected clinical
assistant in laryngology add rhlnology
Charles C. Morrison was elected clinical
assistant In surgery.
Dentists Make Preposition.
A communication was received presenting
to the board a plan ot. co-operation between
the university ot Nebrabka and the Lincoln
dental college whereby the students of the
latter sre to matriculate, as unbiassed
students ot the university in certain special
subjects, paying tuition snd other fees, ac
cording to the usual custom for profes
sional students. The plsa was approved
ment by him, at which time tbe February
term will adjourn.
wells aad at Omaha It Is pumped out ef ths and tha officers of tha -board wsra author-
flaKtlng Stenographer Oets Rlag.
ALBION. Neb., April 26. (Saeclal.)
Miss Edna Skaggs, for four years stenog
rapher In the law office of C. E. Spear, has
been appointed stenographer for Supreme
Court Commissioner Glanvllle and left to
day to take her new position. The court
house officials presented her with a beau
tiful ring as a token of good will.
Pastor's Relative Injured.
TABLE ROCK. Neb.. April 26. (Special.)
Rev. W. H. Parker and family left on tbe
early train Saturday morning for Carlln
vllle. III., where they were called by a tele
gram announcing the serious Illness of Mrs.
SUsby, mother of Mrs. Parker, In a run
Brakeman lajares Head.
TECI MSEH, Neb . April 2 (Special.)
Roy Helfinger, a Bee' rice brakemaa ea Bur.
Baropeaa Cnpltallsta Visit Oil Fields.
DOUGLAS, Wyo., April 26. (Special Tel
egram.) M. Jules Hunnebelle and J. R.
Perelre, of Paris, accompanied by A. W.
Phillips of Douglas snd Robert Csborns
Hllltare of London, were here a few days
sgo and visited the local oil fields In which
they recently made purchases to the amount
ot $260,000. The Douglas Oll,and Gas com
pany has been formed snd will expend sev
eral hundred thousand dollars In develop
ment work during ths ensuing two or three
years. The foreigners were highly pleased
with the prospects here.
DEADWOOD, S. D., April 26. (Special.)
Probably the most important strike which
has been made In the northern Hills since
the opening up of the Homestake mine
was made a few weeks ago In the ground
of the Columbus Mining company on Sawplt
gulch, three miles southwest of Deadwood.
For a couple of years the Columbus com
pany has been working on ground In that
gulch purchased by It when tbe company
was formed. Tbla ground in the early
days was known as the Roderick Dhu. and
when worked then was worked aa a free
milling proposition, some of the richest
ore ever taken from the ground having
come from It. This rich streak in the vein
soon pinched out, and the original owncrc,
after working along on the low grade ore
for a time, abandoned the property. It
was afterwards relocated by a number ot
people and christened the Columbus. These
people worked the mine for a long time to
a profit, treating the ore taken from a
thirty-five-foot vein In a small stamp mill.
The operations of the different owners had
exposed this vein tor a long distance In
workings underground, the deepesf being a
snart zoo feet. When the Columbus people,
the present owners of the ground, a strong
company, purchased It, the management
found a mine very poorly opened up, and at
once proceeded to put It lu shape for batter
work. A drift was started running from
the 200-foot sraft to the east, and after
going through about 250 feet of rock It en
countered another vein of free-milling ore
sixty feet in width, which .has been ex
plored for a considerable distance along its
course. At the same time this drift was
started, another, running to the west from
the original vein, was begun, and after
passing through 240 feet ot barren material
another ledge was struck.
Contlnnation of Homes! eke's Ledge.
Since the middle of last month miners
have been driving through thlB ledge in sn
endeavor to crosscut, using power drills,
and last Friday hai driven tbe tunnel 146
feet through solid ore and bad not then
reaehed the west wall of the vein. This
immense ledge la the northern continuation
ot tbe ledge which the Homestake company
is now working on across the divide in
Lead, and which was thought to have ended
in the DeSmet mine, adjoining the Colum
bus on the south. The uncovering of this
ledge In the Columbus ground csrrles out
the theory of Major A. J. Simmons, that the
Immense deposit of free milling ore wblch
has produced so much gold for the Home
stake company, was not confined to the
limits of that company's grounds, but that
it would be found both to the north and
the south of that company's holdings, and
that it did not end where it pinched out
In the DeSmet. Like the Homestake oro
body, that In the Columbus Is strictly free
milling, snd carries values ranging from
$3.60 to $T a ton, a low grade proposition,
which must be worked on a large scale to
Insure a profit. This vein, which was
found on the 200-foot level of tbo com
pany's ground, can be traced, extending to
the north through the Columbus property.
for a distance of at leant 4,000 by a river of
float oa the surface, which is st least 200
feet wide, snd it wss this float which
caused the work of driving the drift from
the 200-foot level of the shaft to be done,
It having been undertaken at the advice of
Superintendent Thompson of the company,
an old time miner of skill and experience.
This new find will mean the erection of
another large milling plant on the com
pany's ground on Desdwook creek below
Deadwood, and the beginning of a mining
enterprise which will In a few years rival
the famous Homestake In the magnitude
of Its mills. Tbe ground at the present
time is sufficiently developed to supply 600
tons of ore a day, and with a little more
work could furnish 3,000 tons. It is the big
gest thing for the northern Hills that has
been discovered since the early days of
Wnnconda Makes a Purchase.
Albert Steele, James Qulnlan and others
have completed a deal with tbe Wauconda
Mining company, whereby the company has
purchased from tbem 450 acres of land situ
ated on Elk creek, five miles south of
Lead, lying between the ground of the
Wauconda company and that of the Ana
conda company. The price to be paid Is
$250 an acre, the first payment, under the
agreement of sale, to be made within the
next sixty days, 10 per cent of the whole
amount, and the balance to be paid within
a year. The ground transferred has been
pretty well prospected, snd there exists
upon It numerous ore bodies, some ot which
with proper development should prove to
he good mines. 1 Besides these ore bodies
there Is Included In the transfer a splendid
water right snd an excellent system of
ditches and flumes. The Wauconda com
pany has a large force of miners engaged
In development work on Its original prop
erty and Is meeting with splendid success.
The Anaconda company. In the same
neighborhood, has now Installed at Its shaft
the hoisting plant and sir compressor re
rently purchased and the work of sinking
the large working shaft which the company
Is putting down Is going on at a rapid rate.
Ths company is said to have aome of the
best ground on Elk creek, and has already
enough ore, which will go better than $10,
In sight to keep a 100-ton plant running
for a long time.
The Jupiter company on Blacktall gulch
has been operating Its mill at part of Its
capacity for a couple of weeks, and every
thing seems to be running along smoothly.
The company is now engaged In straighten
ing out the old tunnels and drifts in the
mine in order to give a freer access to the
ore, and consequently has not been taking
out as large a quantity as the capacity of
the mill demands. The superintendent
hopes to have thla work completed within
a week or so, and then the mill will be
run at its full capacity, 160 tons dally.
Water has Interfered materially with the
working of many properties in the northern
Hills this spring, so much having been
sosked into tba ground that it Is slmost
impossible to get Into some of tbe mines.
Iowa People la It.
suits. The main shaft, which Is being sunk
on the Yellow Bird group, is now down 150
feet, but at that depth the vein has pitched
out of the workings. A crosscut will be
started from this level snd the vein sgaln
Intercepted. At the IPO-foot level the vein
was about ten feet wide, tbe ore csrrylng
average values of $10 a ton. The work on
the Immense body of ore In the Benedict
group ot the company has resulted In the
blocking out of a great quantity of ore,
which Is now available for milling. This
ore Is low grade and free-milling, and will
average sometlwng better than $3 a ton.
On this group tho company has a five-ton
Chllllan mill, which will bo equipped with
Frue vannera and placed In operation on
the ore. This work will be for tbe purpose
of thoroughly testing the ore before building
a large commercial plant. ,
Vncovers Kew Vein. j
James Demereau. whilo doing the an- j
nual assessment work on his Granite Reef I
mine, two miles southwest of Custer City,
uncovered a new vein, which Is opening
up grandly. The vein Is a vertical and
cis the formation at right angles, showing
a solid body of quarts six feet In width.
It is a blue ore, seamed with Iron, and
looks rich, but as yet no tests of It hsve
It Is reported that In the new shaft which
Is being sunk on the Blue Bird No. 2, one
freight auditor's office bere and plseed L.
W. Houseman of Norlhfleld. Minn.. In
charge. Hla territory will Include the M
a: D. lines wrat of Ortonvllle. the Jatnei
river division and the southern Minnesota
division west of Madison.
Aberdeen Crone Look Writ.
ABERDEEN, S. D., April 26. (Specla
Telegram.) Seeding Is nearlng completion
The soli Is In excellent condition and esrly
sown grain Is coming up finely. There Is
abundant moisture in the ground so that
altogether the crop prospects are at present
STEAMER LINE INTERFERES
Blocks Efforts of Premier of Hungary
to Divert F.mlgratlwn to Port
VIENNA, April 26. The efforts of Kolo
man de Szoll, premier of Hungary, to di
vert Hungarian emigration from its pres.
ent routes through Bremen snd Hamburg
to the Hungarian port of Flume are meet
ing with unexpected difficulties. One of
the largest of the shipping companies of
Europe has been considering the establish
ing of a new line of steamers from Flume
to America and had begun negotiations
with the Hungsrian government for the
of the mines of the Interstate Mining com- nec,s..ry concessions. It was found, how
nanv. situated a snort distance wesi oi
Custer City, some very rich ore has been
struck. The company owns a large acreage
of ground and has been doing some exten
sive development work on It lately with
The Golden Review Is the name of a
group of claims recently located by Frank
and Will Todd four miles northwest of the
city. The boys have opened up a strong
ledge, and are now taking out some very
good ore. They have a number of veina
exposed on the ground, which they hope
will develop Into something better than
Herman Gaughenbaugh hss been doing
considerable prospecting on his ground at
Nine Mile, and says that he has struck
some very good placer diggings on the high
bars in that vicinity. The dirt pans well
and almost all of It would pay to run
through tho sluice boxes were water convenient.
RAID PEST-RIDDEN HOTEL
1th Authorities Find Twenty
Smallpox Patients In Wolsey
ABERDEEN. S! D., April 26. (Special
Telegram.) Smallpox Is quite prevalent at
Wolsey. S. D. Twenty patients were found
In one hotel by the Bosrd of Heslth.
ever, that the Flume route would be much
more expensive, as the Journey from that
port would occupy from fourteen to twenty
days, as compsred to eight and five (rum
ths German ports. For this reason the
negotiations have been ' suspended Indefi
nitely. The Government, however. Is not
willing to abandon its efforts to build up
the port of Flume, and the suggestion of
the subvention of such a line is now made
as the only mesns ot enabling the govern
ment to carry nut Its plans. A bill author
izing such a grant' will be Introduced In
the Hungarian parliament when the polit
ical situation Is favorable to It.
Halt Education Bnlldlng Work.
PIERRE. S. D., April 26. (Special Tel
egram.) The state board of regents of ed
ucation have decided to make no attempt
to complete any of the new buildings at
tho atale educational institutions, untu
next yesr, with the exception of the dor
mltorv at the Aberdeen school, which
will be pushed to completion as rapidly as
possible. It Is hoped. Indeed, to nave u
ready for occupancy by the beginning of
the next school yer. All that will be at
tempted with the other buildings will bo to
get in the foundations and be in shape to
push work next year.
Many Seek Homesteads.
?IERRE, 8. D., April 26. (Special Tele
gram.) The trains Into this city on Tues
day and Wednesday brought abiut 200 land
seekers and homesteaders. Among these
were a number who had filed last fall and
are now about to begin homestead resi
dence. ' The Othere were looking for home
stead filings and purchasers of real
estate. As a result tho homestead and
real cstste agents have been busy. The fil
ings at the land office here have already
gone to 125 for this month, with a num
ber yet out picking locations before they
make their filings.
Children utte Fnlry-Llke.
HURON, S. D., April 26. (Special Tele
gram.) A pretty entertainment was given
on Friday evening by Miss Irma Flower
end her Juvenile dancing class. The little
ones, sixty or more in number, looked like
little queens and fairies, with their gal
lant escorts as they tripped over the floor
and mingled In the bewildering dance. It
was a happy and unique affair and efforts
to hsve It repeated may prove successful.
Cnrnlval Association Elects Officers.
ABERDEEN. S. D April 26. (8peclal
Telegram.) The Aberdeen Carnival asso
ciation has elected officers and appointed
committees on finance, location ot grounds,
advertising and excursions. Several lead
ing attractions have been contracted with.
end the carnival, which will be held early
In October, promises to be the biggest
thing of the kind ever held In the district.
nsnrnnce Companies Invade Dakota.
flERRE, S. D., April 26. (Special Tele
gram.) The state Insurance department has
admitted to business In South Dakota the
Union Mutual Benefit and Life association
of Denver, a health and accident associa
tion; and the Loyal Protective association,
of Boston, which Is an association of mem
bers of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
GOMEZ AND FERRER ROUTED
Wlllemstad Receives wa of Activity
of Revolutionists t'nder Com
mand of Rolando.
WILLEMSTAD, April 26. News has
reached here that the Venesuelan govern
ment generals, Gomes and Ferrer have been
routed at El Guapa by revolutionists under
the command of General Rolando.
Gomes owes his escape from capture to
the fact that ha was well mounted. Forces
of tho government have been defeated also
at Barrlqulslmeto and Sanfellpe. Largs
numbers ot wounded government soldiers
have reached Valencia, Berto Cabella, and
Tho revolutionary general . Rlera has
evacuated La Vela de Corado and is now
occupying a strong position nesr Coro,
awaiting an opportunity to capture that
town without bloodshed.
1;, 4 T
Wyoming Shearing Commences.
CASPER. Wyo., April 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Shearing Is in full blast and it Is
expected that fully 1,600,000 sheep will bs
divested of their coats la this vicinity
Several sales ot wool hsve been made al
ready, but active buying has hsrdly set in
as yet. On Friday ths following sales were
made, tbe average price paid being I cents
A Man Badly iajared.
Or painfully Hurt, turned, bruised or
wounded gets quick comfort from Bucklsn's
Arnica Salve. It conquers pais. 15c
For sals by Kuha 4 Co.
CUSTER CITY, 8. D., April 26. (Special.)
The Mile High Mining company is the
name of a sew corporation which has re
ccntly been organized for ths purpose of
developing Custer county mining ground
Ths compsny, which is composed of lows
people, owns 620 acres of lsnd nine miles
northwest of Custer City snd 200 acres
tour miles northwest of Custer City. On
ths ground of tbe compsny some promising
verticals havo been opened up, but as yet
most of Its ground is in a virgin stete. It
Is situated, however. In a district famous
for its rich small verticals of ore, and de
velopment may rsault in ths uncovering of
something better than has yet been found
in the neighborhood. It Is sa'd that the
company proposes to at once begin exten
slve development on Its ground.
Ths development work inaugurated by
tha Golden West Mining company on its
ground in the Hornblende district, nesr
R.ochford, li being continued with goodie
Milwaukee Opens Auditor's Office.
ABERDEEN. S. D.. April 26. (Special
Telegram.) The Milwaukee has opened a
438SDox Eton, 32 to 40 busk
Woman's Box Eton with Stole Collar 43S8
Loose or box Eton Jackets make a feature
of advance styles and will be greatly worn
during tbe season to come. Tbe very pretty
one shown Is made of black taffeta, with
trimming of applique cloth, held by fancy
stitches, which Is exceedingly smart, but
etamlne, cloth and peau de sole aro all ap
propriate, and the design is suited sltke to
the odd wrap and the costume. The trim
ming might be heavy lace of any sort, ap
plique or the material braided, braiding
being one of tbe latest whims of fashion.
The Jacket Is made with back and fronts
only and Is fitted by means of shoulder and
ttndcr-arm seams. At the neck Is a collar
which is broad at the back and shoulders,
but forms stole ends st tbe front. Tbe
sleeves are In bell Myle snd ibort enough
to allow the full ones worn beneath to be
Tbe qusntlty ot material ree,jred for the
medium size is 3 yards 21 lrches wide or
2 yards 44 inches wide.
The pattern 4388 Is cut in sizes for a 32,
34, 36, 38 and 40-lnch bust measure.
For tbe accommodation of The Bee
readers these patterns, wblch usually retail
at from 25 to 60 cents, will be furnished st
a nominal price, 10 cents, which covers sll
expense. In order to get s pattern enclose
10 cents, give number and name of pattern
wanted and bust measure.
CAN YOU BUY DRUGS AT THESE
PRICES IN OMAHA?
Yes, you can, at Shennan-McConnell's Drug Store, corner
IGtli and podge Streets, and nowhere else. No use to try they
WILL not, CANNOT duplicate our prices.
WRITE FOR CATALOGUE OF 10,000 KINDS OF DRUCI3
AND RUBBER GOODS.
Etker-Hoff Consumption Cure TAe
25s Allcock's Plasters, ws sell 13c
$1.00 Ayer's Hair Vigor, we sell ., oc
11.00 Bromo Seltxer, we sell ic
25c Bromo Seltser, we sell ..' 20c
noe Colgate's Paasy fllosaom Ex
tract, we sell, os
60c Soclete Hygienic 8osp, we sell 2c
Side Brown's Bron. Troches, our
25o Brandreth's Pills, our price....
25c Burkhart's Veg. Com., we sell
25o Beecham's Pills, we sell
Sua C'ascarets for
25e Carter's Pills, we sell
26c Chamberlain's Cough Cure ....
1 Pound Germnn Mixed Bird Seed.. 4e
35c Castoria. we sell 2oC
5tc Cutlcura Salve, we sell 40c
50c Dnan's Kidney Pills, we sell 40c
11.50 Fellow's Byrup. we sell $115
$1.00 Duffy's Malt Whisky, we sell
Small Oarfleld Tea, our price
Jap Rosa Soap
75o Hall Cawrrh, -vsa sell
$1.00 Hall's Hair Renewer, we sell
25c Humphrey's 77, we sell
SI.OO Hostetter'a Bitters. O
11.00 Pento Msngsn Gude. we sell
boc Horlick's Malted Milk, small 40c
$1.00 Horlick's Malted Milk, large 75c
Bl.iMt Kirk's Dandruff' Cure tba
wnrrnnted dundrnfl cure, for.. .Tec
SI.OO Kilmer's Swamp-Root, oar
BAo Kilmer's Swamp-Root, our
fl.OO Materlne darnel -ur price.. 'UW
He Llsterlne (small), oar prion.. J0a
2"c Laxative Bronio-Quinlne, cur price. 15-:
2.1c Mistletoe Cream for !0o
$1.00 Mother's Friend, we sell 7."h
75c Moeller's Cod Liver OH. we sell .... Sic
liSc Mennen's Talcum Powder, our
a:l.l McKlree's Wine of t'nrdnl,
our price Mle
75c Merchant's Oarg. OH, our price l!)c
50c Omega Oil. we aell 4flc
$1.00 Newbro's Herplcide, our price...... 74c
:.3 oranxeine. our price Jc
2ftc Putzine, cleans wall paper, Pkg 12c
11.00 Plnknam s Compound, we Hell rot
So Packer's Tar 8oap, we sell 15".
25c Plso's Consumption, we sell 2oc
$1.00 Peruna, we sell &.'(-
$1.00 Pierce's Medicines, we sell 6:
$1.00 Palne's Celery Comp., we sell 75c
2.'c Pierce's Pills, we sell 2oc
aoo I'ona s extract, we sen 40c
5oc Pyramid Pile Cure, we sell 40i:
$1.00 Scott's Emulsion, we sell 73j
BOo Syrup of Flsra. our price. .... .34c
$1 00 Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, our
$1.75 B. 8. H., our price $1.14
$1.5o Vln Marlanl, our price $1.00
R4c Williams' Pink Pills ,..1le
$1.00 Warner s Safe Cure, our price 75:
ai.o White Ribbon Liquor Curs
(By Mall. 80c.)
2Ae Bos 3 rakes) Brnsoin nnd
Buttermilk Soap for 13e
SUERF.lAN-ncGOf.f.ELL DRUG GO.
Corner iotk aad DedtaWareaoaae aad Laboratory, 1S14 Dodge.
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