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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, MAY 3, JK3.
HESS BWOBODA, H15 Farnam.
L. HFNDKRRON, florist, 1S19 Farnam St.,
Omr.hu: send for price Hat. Ss4
Fl IlXITt Hn POLISH.
TUB pjllmnn piano and furniture pollah.
Call or address A. Q. Vroman, 14K 8. 16th.
A NT I -MONOPOLY Oarbage Co., cleans
tmpoola and viulli, rrmovm garbage
and (lead animals at reduced price, til
N. 16th. Tel. 177 471
GOLD A.U SILVER PLATISG.
OMAHA P LATINO CO., Be Bldg. Tel. r.36.
l If. PETERSEN, tho expert gun und
locksmith; artlllclul limbs. 1!6 Broadway,
Council Bluffs, la.
and gents'. oOc
HAY, CHAIN AND COAL.
M. LONDON. 2303 Cumin, St.
MS! J Mi
CRYSTAL ICE CO.
OMAHA Steam Laundry and City Towel
eupply. 1750 Leaven worth. Tel. A-1783.
LAW AND COLLECTIONS.
BT1LLMAN & PRICE. 23 U. S. N'l B it. bid.
NEW SNOW-CHURCH CO., Int floor N. V.
Life Bldg., attorneys and collectors every
Bid. Room 304.
MAY. New York
P. Melcholr, 13th & Howard.
LAWN mowers sharpened, saws tiled, um
brellas repaired, keys, etc. 309 N. 16th.
Telephone i!974. 218
OMAHA Safe and Iron Wks. make a spe
cialty of lire escapes, shutters, doors and
sates. U. Andreen, Prop., 102 S. 10th St.
LU. PRIES treats successfully alt diseases
a. id irregularities of women, from any
cause: experienced, reliable, 1513 Dodge,
Arlington block, Omaha, Neb. Tel. m
SINGLE men addicted to secret habits
which destroy manhood send for my little
appliance, a sure habit breaker. Pamphlet
mailed free In plain sealed envelope. Ad
dress Box 292, Denver, Colo. 389 3x
LADIES" Chichester English Pennyroyal
Pills are the best; safe: reliable. Take no
other. Send 4c, stamps, for particulars.
Relief for Ladles" in letter by return
mall. AbK your druggist. Chichester
Chemical Co., Philadelphia, Pa,
Without pain no cutting, tvlne or burning.
All blood, kidney and bladder diseases
cured; a guarantee given in every case
treated by W. C. Maxwell. M. D., 624
cee aiag. umana. ixeD., graduate of
Bellevue Hospital Medical College. New
DR. W. HUTCHINSON, specialist of
women ana cnuaren; so years practice.
Office. 22(6 Cuming. Residence telephone.
UK. PRIES, Ocrman graduate, renowned
for his skill and experience In confine
ments; cum sterility, long standing dis
eases of uterus and ovaries, cures painful,
profuse, retarded or suppressed menstru
ation, from any cause, recent or of long
standing. Ladies who have suffered for
years, hopeless and dejected, ran be cured
without operation or the hospital. If a
personal Interview Is Impossible state your
case fully, inclom stamp and answer and
. advice will promptly be given. Address
n. r . x-ncs. m. jj., luia Dodge St., Omaha,
1 V v
ZaADIcs, our harmless remedy relieves
wunout tan delayed or suppressed men
struation. For free trial addresa Paris
t-nemicai co.. Milwaukee, Wis.
BISTERS In despair; If in need write me
for remedy which relieved me of obsti
nate suppression In five hours. Mrs. A.
ureen, jjo uearborn St., Chicago, 111.
THOS. J. KELLY, voice. Davldge Block.
ORCHESTRA. Tel. L3684.
tvrius reasons oie. Mikia Mis
OR RENT, p'ano players, or piano at id
lit a iuo -iayer to., Tul,
iniiui.i:ij.in on vioun ror oo cents a
1 kTdTlJI 'I "LI. ."n i . . .
1..,,., intucira worn, as experienced
l per hour. Roy C. French. 623
GID. K. & ALICE JOHNSON, n.teonath.
buite SIS, New Vork Life bldg. Tel. 1664
The Hunt Infirmary, McCague bldg. Tel 236J
ATiZELN5 ?A3y?El'l Inflrmary. Psxtoti
block. 604-7. Tel. 1365. Us.
, rt11-. V ree unl8 successful.
wmana. lei. lilM.
PATENTS. 8ues & Co., Omaha. Net,., II
lualiated patent book free. Tel. lti
EAGLE Loan Ofllc. reliable, accommodat
ing, a,!! business cunndentlal. Uui Douglas.
PRINTING, DRIEPS. ETC.
WATERS Printing Co. Linotype compost
tlon. Tel. 211. -Lu
OM. Van Stor. Co., lilll, ffgrn. Tels.l5i-862
EXPRESSMAN'S Del. Co.
WORK In any part of the country. Jonas
RooCng Co.. L1J Burt St. Tel. 19S6.
BARRICK UooOng Co.. 1416 Cuming SL
Tel. 9uL 4il
OMAHA Rug Factory, 1521 Leaven.
POULTRY SI PPL Y.
VLLERY CO., Kill Hosard SL Tel. 8321.
SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING.
MOfHER 811., Touch T.W.. Bus. Hranches,
TeUg. Chi. free. O.n. Com. Col., 17 4k Doug.
A. C. VAN 8ANT 8 school. 717 N.
NEB. Business Shorthand College, Boyd's
t liraiv. OSfi
STAMMERING AND STUTTERING.
Julia Vau.hu, Ui liamge Bidg
W. FARNAM SMITH
Manage Estates and Other Properties
GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE
and fiscal agents of
1320 Farnam.St. Tel. 1064,
STOVES stored and gasoline atovea cleaned.
Omaha Stove Repair Works. Tel. 960.
Goldman Pleating Co., 200 Douglas t!k.
J E. WALLACE. 60S S. 13th 8t. 504
CUT RATE railroad tickets everywhere.
V. IL Pbllbln, l0i Farnam. 'Phone 784.
SEND 26c and stamp, with date of birth,
and get trance reaaing of your past, pres
ent and future. I tea lull names, dates.
full name of future husband or wne, wan
age and date of marriage; give auvice on
love, business, marriage, speculation, di
vorce, changes, etc., and tell whether the
one you love Is true or false; guarantee
satisfaction. Addresa Mmu. De Vere,
Lock .box 915, Kansas City, Mo.
TREES AND SIIRI'DS.
ALL VARIETIES and of best quality
grown a miles from Omaha; all kinds,
alzes and prices of flowering shrubs, roses,
vines, parking, ornamental, fruit and
shade trees. We grow the largest assort
ment of any nursery in Iowa or Ne
braska. Bales ground, same old stand,
21st and Farnam. Crescent Nurseries,
G. H. Keyes, Oiriaha Mgr. 928 MS
HAZELDELL NURSERY. Ofllce 3208 N.
24th. Irees, shrubs and roses. M561 30
FRUIT, shade and ornamental trees.
shrubs and roses. F. It Martin, 18th and
t Douglas. 27Q M12
TRUNKS AND BAGGAGE.
THE DEPOT on time. L. M.
E. Tel. 780.
W-B9TER DEPOT 1BTII fc WEBSTEK
Chicago Northwestern Nebraska
ad Wyoming Division.
Lead, Hot Springs a 3:00 tin a 6:00 Dm
Black Hills. Dead wood.
Wyoming, Casper and
Douglas d 1:00 pm c 6:00 pm
Hastings, York, David
City, Superior, Geneva,
Exeter and Seward. ...b 3.00 pm b 6:00 pm
Bonesteel, Lincoln, Nio
brara and Fremont b 7:30 am MH '; .
Fremont Local o 7:30 am
Nebraska Local, Via '
Weeping Water b 4:10 pm al0:25 am
Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis A
Twin City Passenger.. ..a 6:30 am a 9:10 om
Bloux city Passenger.. .a 2:00 pm all:20 cm
Oakland Local b 6;H pm b 6:46 am
a Dally, b Dally except Sunday, d Daily
except Saturday, e Dally except Monday.
BURLINGTON STATIOnI-IOTH MASON
- Burlington st Missouri River. V
Wymore, Beatrice and
Lincoln a 6:50 am bl2:05 nm
Nebraska Express a 8:60 am a 7:45 pm
Denver Limited a 4:10 pm a 45 im
Black Hills and Puget m
Sound Express all: 10 pm a 3:10 om
Colorado Vestlbuled pm
Flyer g .j0 Dm
Lincoln Fast Mali b 2:32 pm a 8:08 am
Fort Crook and Platts- m
mouth b 3:20 pm bl0-35 am
Bellevue & Paclflo Jet. .a 7:60 pm a 8:27 am
Bellevue Pacillo Jct..a 8:50 am
Chicago. Darlington Jt lulney.
Chicago Special a 7:00 am a 3:55 tm
Chicago vestiouiea x.a 4:00. pm a 7:45 am
.a 9:lt am all:00 pm
.a 8:06 pm a 7:45 am
Fast Mail ,
Kansas City, St.
Kansas City Day Ex.
a 2:40 pm
Joseph at Council
...a 9:15 am a 6 ns nm
Bt. iouis r tyer
a 6:10 pm all:06 am
Kansas City Night Ex..al0:30 pm a 8:16 am
Union Pact Be.
The Fast Mall
..a 9:40 am a 7:50 pm
California Express a 4:20 pm
a :. pm
Pacillo Express all:30 via
Eastern Express 5;jo Dm
The Atlantic Express... 7:g f
The Colorado Special... a 7:10 am a 3-40 am
Chicago Special :40 am
Liiiicuin, ccHiiiL-B ana
Stromsburg Express. .b 4:00 pm bl'60 pm
North Platte Local a 8:00 am a 6:16 pm
Grand Island Local b 6:30 im b 9:35 put
8t. Louis "Cannon Ball"
t-xpress a5:pm a 8:20 am
Et. ouls Local, Coun
cil Bluffs a 9:15 am al0:30 pm
Bt. Louis Express al0:00 am a 6:25 pm
K. C. and St. L. Ex....aJ0:ut) pm a :15 am
Chicago, Ilork Island A Pacific
Chicago Daylight L t d. a 6:00 am a 6 45 am
11 1.- . , ,w aut n s:3o Dm
Chicago Express bll:16 am a 6:06 Dm
Des Moines Express. ...a 4:30 pm bll Mam
Chicago Fast Express.. a 6:4j pm a 1:25 pS
liocxy Mountain l, t d.a 6:60 pm a 4:0 am
Denver, Pueblo and
a 1:30 pm a 5:00 pm
Colo.. Texas, Cat. and
Oklahoma iyer a 6:40 pm al2:40 pm
ID lea go, nnwiiktc at. Paul
cnicago jayugni a 7:45 am all:15 Pm
Chicago Fast Express. .a 5:45 pm a 3:40 pro
cnicauo uiiuieu a t:uo pm a 3:50 am
L ea Moines Express 7:4S u n .....
Chicago Jt Ncrtli rcstcrn.
The Northwestern Line."
Fast Chicago a 3:40 am
a 740 am
Mali u 6:0u pm
Local Sioux City a 6:10 am
a ; am
a l:du pm
Daylight St. Paul a7:Uam
Daylight cnicago a 8:uu am
all: 10 pm
a 6:10 pm
a 9:16 am
Local Chicago all:!rJ am
Local Cedar Rapids 6:10 pm
1.1ml lea cnicago a 8:15 um
1am. a I Carroll a 4uu um
a i.iM am
Fast Chicago a i.M um
a 3:45 pm
a 8:L am
Fast St. Paul a 8:10 pm
Local Sioux City
i.w pm u am
a 7:35 am a 5 .10 pm
St. Paul limited
.....a 7:50 pm a 8:05 am
Minneapolis i St.
b 7:85 am bl0:35 pm
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CITY OFFICIAL NOTICES.
ELECTION PROCLAMATION BT
Proclamation and notice to the electors
and leaal voters of the city of Omaha of
a general city election of the city of
Omaha to be held Tuesday. May 6, 1'
for the purpose of electing a mayor, city
clerk, treasurer, comptroller, tax com
missioner, city attorney, building In
spector and nine rojncll and submitting
propositions to vote bonds.
To the Electors and Legal Voters of the
City of Omaha :
I, Frank E. Moores, mayor of the city of
Omaha, do Issue this, my proclamation, and
by the authority vested In me as such
mByor do hereby give public notlc to the
electors nnd legal voters of tne city of
Omaha that a general election will he held
In tsld city on Tuesday, May 6, 1903. for
the pjrpose of electlr.g a mayor, city clerk,
treasurer, comptroller, tax commissioner,
city attorney, building Inspector and nine
rouncilmen. In accordance with an act of
the leglslsturo of the state of Nebraska in
corporating metropolitan cities, etc., ap
proved March 15, 1897, and amendments
I do further give public notice and pro
claim that at said election the following
question and proposition regarding the
issue of bonds of the city of Omaha will
be submitted to said electors and legal
Question and proposition of Issuing bav
Shall bonds of the city of Omaha In the
sum of seventy-five thousand (75,000) dol-
ars ne issued, as may be required, during
the years 1903, 1904 and 1905. for the pur
pose of paying the cost of paving, repavlng
or macadamising the intersections of
streets and spaces opposite alleys In the
city of Omaha and in front of real estate
not suhject to assessment or special taxes
for paving purposes, said bonds to run for
twenty (20) years from the dnte thereof
and to bear Interest pavable serv-annually
at a rate of interest not to exceol fojr (4)
per cent per annum, with Interest coupons
attached, said bonds to bo called "Paving
Bonds," and the said bonds not to be sold
tor less than par?
I do further give public notice and pro
claim that at said election the following
question and proposition regarding the
issue of bonds of the city of Omaha will
be submitted to said electors and legal
Question and proposition of Issulne- sewer
Shall bonds of the cltv of Omaha In ths
sum of seventy-five thousand (75,000) dollars
be Issued as may be required, during the
years 1903. 1904 and 19. for the purpose of
paying the cost of the construction and
maintenance of main sewers in the citv of
Omaha, said bonds to run twenty (20) years
irom tne date tnereor and bear interest
payable semi-annually at a rate of Interest
with Interest coupons attached, to be called
Sewer Bonos, tne said sewer bonds not
to be sold for less than par?
I do further slve public notice and pro
claim that at said election the following
question and proposition regarding the
istue of bonds of the city of Omaha will be
submitted to said electors and legal voters
Question and proposition of Issulnar bonds
for the construction of fire engine houses.
Shall bonds of the city of Omaha In the
sum of forty-five thousand (45,00ft dollars
be Issued as required during the yesrs 1903
and 1904 for the purpose of paying the cost
of constructing fire engine houses for the
use of the fire depsrtment of tho city of
Omaha, such fire engine houses to be In the
locality ana at tne estimated and approxi
mate cost as follows, to-wit: Northwest
corner Jsckson and Eleventh streets, esti
mated cost Of 130.000: east side Twentv.aev.
enth street, between St. Mary's avenue and
L.eAvenworib rtreei, estimated cost of
The said questions and propositions shall
bo submitted to said electors entire In the
proper form provided by law for official
ballots, with the words, "Yes," "No,"
printed thereon. AH of said ballots havlnr
an "X" mark following the word "Yes"
shall be counted In favor of Issuing aald
bonds, and all of said ballots having an
"X" mark following the word "No" .hall
be counted and considered as against the
issuing 01 saia ponas.
xne pone snail be open on the day of
said election at 8 o clock In the morning
and shall continue open until 6 o'clock In
the evening of the same day, at the re
spective voting places, following, to-wit:
THE CITY OF OMAHA.
First District 1018 South 10th street.
Second District 1704 South 10th street. '
Third District 2609 South 13th street.
Fourth District 703 Leavenworth street.
Fifth District 1703 South 10ti srreet (rear)
Sixth District 921 Bancrol street.
Seventh District 1121 South 6th street.
Eighth District 1813 South 6th street.
First District 1102 South 13th street.
Second District 1923 Leavenworth street.
Third District 1222 South 20th street.
Fourth District 1259 Bouth 16th street
Fifth District 130 South 13th street.
Sixth District 1424 South lC.ii street.
Seventh District 1906 South 13th street
Eighth District 2328 South 20th street.
Ninth District 1624 Canton street.
Tenth District 1710 Vinton street.
Eleventh District 3301 South 24th street.
First District 1421 Jackson street.
Second District 1505 Harney street.
Third District 1405 Capitol avenue.
Fourth District 302 North 15th street
Fifth District 707 North 16th street
Sixth District 617 South 13th street.
Seventh District 1120 Douglas street
Eighth District 10-4 Dodge street.
Ninth District 1203 Chicago street
Tenth District 823 Farnam street
First District 1610 Capitol avenue.
Second District 2012 Farnam street
Third District 2416 Davenport street.
Fourth District lent, northeast corner
26th avenue ana f a mam street.
Fifth District 12a eoutn Kin street
81xth District 422 South 18th street
Seventh District 718 South 16th street
Eighth District 314 South 20th street.
Ninth District 604 south Z5th avenue
f 11 in TO AlUi.
First District 3S06 Sherman avenue.
Second District 2S25 Sherman avenue.
Third District 2614 Sherman avenue.
Fourth District 1844 Sherman avenue.
Fifth District 2223 North 20th street.
Sixth District 1441 North-19th street.
Seventh District 1156 Sherman avenue.
First District 3014 Ames avenue.
Second District 4719 North 40th street
Third District 2213 Military avenue.
Fourth District 3704 North 80th street
Fifth District 2909 North 24th street.
Sixth District 2901 North 30th street.
Seventh District 3402 Parker street
Eighth District. 1915 North 27th street
Ninth District 17)0 North 4th street.
Tenth District 2307 North 24th street.
Eleventh District 1701 North 24th street.
First District 2719 Leavenworth street.
Second District 1334 South 29th avenue.
Third District 2106 South 33d street (rear).
Fourth District 2321 South 29th street
Fifth District 1525 South 29th street.
Sixth District Tent, northeast corner 29 fh
street and Poppieton avenue.
First District 1322 North 24th street.
Second District 2904 Hamilton street.
Third District 2CU Cass street.
Fourth District 2666 Cuming street.
Fifth District 2011 Cuming street
Sixth District 2024 Chicago street (rear).
Seventh District 1719 Cuming street
Eighth District 16o4 Cass street
First District 3013 Cuming street.
Second District 3S78 Hamilton street
Third District 3H26 Farnam street.
Fourth District 3304 Davennnr' street
Fifth District 2X16 Farnam street.
Sixth District 3ol4 Leavenworth street.
In witness whereof 1 have hereunto set
my hand as mayor of said city of Omaha
this lith day of April. 1903.
FRANK E. MOORES.
W. H. ELBOrRN.
(Seal.) City Clerk.
LADOK AND INDUSTRY.
Mexico raises 60.000 bales of the 100,000
bales of cotton used each year In that
Prof. Braun of the University of Btrass
burg has undertaken to heat a room In
Munich by a flashlight in Nuremburg, luO
The cattle king of the western plains Is
passing away forever. A few years sgo
there were nearly loO millionaire exclusive
cattlemen In the southwest; now there are
The manufacturers of absinthe in Wis
consin are now exporting to Europe a part
of their product, so that the French have
competition in the business ot making their
moat Important liqueur.
The harvest of Argentina la unprece
dented. There will be 2.9uo,ou0 tons of corn
for export. The ngur lor wneat Is t to
10 per cent hinder and the crop of Unseed
will be about 1.3u0,0u tona.
Three hundred Chinese laundrymen In
Butts have atruck for 64 a day. Evidently
antagonutm to celestials will have to be
based on something else than their "cheap
A wireless telegraph plant of the Mar
coni company will be placed at the foot of
Fulton street. New York, which will work
with all steamers having apparatus. This
will enable ships held outalde the harbor
by fog to communicate with the world.
Krupp's fsmous steel works at Essen,
Oerniany, have oven capitalised at $40.0uv.uuu,
all ot w bith la key I la Ute family, if they
Record of tho Democratic Candidate for Mayor
of April 15, 1897.
Ad Interesting and very pertinent query
la raised by a review of the offlclal record
of Edward E. Howell, the fusion candidate
for mayor. The question Is. bow far can
Howell be depended on to fill the fulsome
promises be Is making so liberally. Tha
only answer Is to be found In the record
made In the past by Howell whenever h
has bad an opportunity to make an o.TkUl
The whole tenor of the platform on
which Howell Is seeking the suffrage of
the voters of Omaba Is for municipal own
ership and against corporation domination;
Howell and his supporters are talking In
public at ward meetings and on the streets
about municipal ownership of all natural
monopolies, and war on the corporations
Is the slogan by which tbey are seeking to
rally the mass of voters about tha banner
of the gamblers' friend.
Tho official record made by Edward E.
Howell has a more direct bearing on thii
very question than on any other question
of general importance. This record shows
of itself that Howell has been a politician
who caters to the wishes of tho corpora
tions, while be tries to make the oeoDle
believe he Is grinding tbe soulless corpora
tions Into the eartb.
It Is only necessary to go back to the
session of the legislature Just closed. An
examination of the Omaha charter hill.
Howell's pet measure, and the one on
which he banked to carry blm Into the
mayors chslr, shows that Howell'8 old
trick of knuckling to the corporation la
strongly In evidence.
When this blip was Introduced tbe sec
tion providing for the Issuance of bonds
for acquiring quasi-public works Included
among Its provisions a clause covering
street railways, providing that bonds might
De issued for the appropriation Of these
The section referring to the city electri
cian provided that that official should ln
spect and supervise all public street light
Looks After His Friends.
This charter bill was referred to Howell's
committee. It evidently occurred to the en
terprising chairman that the street rail
way company and gas company In this city
were two very powerful corporations In a
political sense, and tbe fangs of the sec
tion referred to were carefully removed by
the astute Mr. Howell so that his friends,
the gas company and the street railway
company could not be offended.
When the bill was reported back to the
leglolature it was so amended that the
street railway system was In no danger of
even being appropriate! or molested by tbe
city and the inspection of the gas lighting
was stricken from the duties of tbe city
electrician. Tbe latter action means tbat
the office of gas inspector will be continued
and that a man not unfriendly to the gas
company will be kept In the office if Mr.
Howell has anything to say about it.
This latter action is bardly In harmony,
with the plank of tbe fusion platform
which declares in favor of abolishing need
less offices wherever possible.
Another instance in the charter In which
the interests of the street railway company
bave been protected to the detriment of the
best Interests of the property owners of
the city is found In the section' whlcb pro
vides for tbe extension of the street rail
way lines. When introduced this section
should have been harmless enough to suit
the most fastidious. It simply provided
that when a majority of property owner
along any street should petition the mayor
and council for the extension of a street
railway line and should waive the right to
compel the company to pave between it
tracks, "Then the street railway company
may construct a line along said street, etc."
The section was not mandatory in any
sense and simply gave the street railway
company the privilege of constructing tbe
line, but Chairman Howell in order to fully
protect bis friends, the corporations, in
serted a clause which required that a street
improvement district shall first be created
along the street where the street railway
line is desired to be extended. This simply
means that the residents of any outlying
district desiring a street railway line may
be held off by the street railway company
until a petition tor paving has been signed
by the owners of a majority of tbe property
along the proposed extension and a paving
district has been created. The effect of this
will be to practically prohibit tbe construc
tion of any extension of street railway
Howell's record In the city council of
Omaba is full of Instances where tbe re
doubtable trickster has either played di
rectly into the bands of tbe franchlsed cor
porations or baa dodged the issue.
Votes Against Pnblle Interest.
His record on matters affecting tbe in
terest of the water works csmosny belies
his loud mouthed professions of anxiety
to see the city appropriate the plant. When
ever the opportunity offered to protect
the Interests of the city sgalnst the In
terests of the water company, Howell in
variably voted to protect the' water com
pany regardless of the effect upon the city.
His record In this connection started as
early as about the middle of his first term
In the council. At that time there was a
dispute over what was generally known as
thA vnnji.M ereement. an agreement
entered Into with the city by Charles H.
Venner then vice president of the
American Water company, whereby the
water company agreed to relocate 100 use
less fire hydrants and locate tbem at points
where the city would derive some benefit
from the $60 per year it was paying for
each of these hydrants. Three ordinances
were passed ordering about thirty-seven of
these hydrants placed at other points. Tbe
water company refused to comply with
the ordinances and a long fight ensued.
Every effort waa used to compel the water
company to live up to the agree-ent made
oy its omcera. ciruug - - -
to besr upon the council by tne emissaries
ot the water company and tbe ordinances
In question were repealed. August 8.
1893, tho mayor vetoed the ordinance
repealing them and stated that no harm
could come from letting the ordinances
tand until the dispute between the water
company an the city had been adjusted In
tbe court. The controversy ocr tne al
leged failure of the water company to
furnish tbe fir protection required by It
contract wa at it height and there wa
a strong division ot sentiment In the
council. The veto of the mayor wa over
ridden. Howell arraigning himself on tbs
had been In this country they might have
been capitalised at loO.OOO.OUO.
The greatest dam ever built for the pro
duction of power Is that building, at Spier
Falls, on the Hudson river. It is of granite.
1.8'ju feet long and 15 feet hi;h. Ten stee
tabes, having a diameter ot u ieei. win
lead water to 64-Inch turbines, each coupled
to a 6.0H0 horse power generator. The cost
will be 12,000.000.
Not only are American mowers, hsr
veaters snd havrakes In uae In all the farm
ing districts of South Oermany, but our
smaller arglcultural Impiementa. aueh as
forks, garden and lawn rakes, hoes, shovels,
spades and hand potato diggers have also
rapidly crown in favor, and are now on sale
In nearly every local hardware stors.
An official estimate made of the forest
area of the I'nlted States puts it at 7o0.uJ.
uut acres. Had the forests been intelli
gently managed ths amount of mer
chantable timber In them would be ten
times as great. The science of forestry is
now taii'ht in mora than forty schools.
Yale and Cornell universale a d the syo-
A CORPORATION MAN
side of the water company to tbe injury of
From that time the fight over the water
works question waxed warm. The lines
were sharply drawn aod Howell was com
pelled to choose between the two sides.
His ability as a trimmer wss taxed to tbe
utmost and by drawing largely on this
faculty and doing a great deal of dodging
he avoided going on record In many in
stances, but the records of the council
proceedings show very clearly where ho
stood on the question whenever his vote
Starting the latter part of 1893, tho dis
pute between tho water company on the one
hsnd and the mayor and a part of the council
on tbe other hand wsged fiercely, last
ing until the end of Howell's term of office
as councilman. During this entire dispute
Howell was on the side of the water corn
Always vtlth the Company.
December 26, 1893, Just before the end of
Howell's first term In the council, the bill
of the American Water Works company for
the first six months of that year was vetoed
by the mayor on the ground that it was a
notorious fact that tbe water company was
not flirnlHhlncr Ik Hr. nfnlonllnn VA.,lA.t
by Its contract and on the further ground
that tbe city had been put to an expensa
of over $15,000 In buying and equipping fire
engines to give the city the fire protection
the water company was claiming py for
furnishing. The mayor recommended that
the bill of the company be reduced in order
to make good to the city this extra expense,
which was claimed to be directly charge
able against the water company. Did
Howell vote to sustain this position of the
July 17, 1894, after Howell had been re
elected to the council, the bill of the water
company for the last six montha nf inns
vetoed by Mayor Bemls on account ot non
compliance with tbe terms ot the contract.
Again tbe council voted to override the
mayor' veto and Howell was among the
first to vote to protect the Interests of the
water company against the demands of tho
January 8, 1895, another bill of the
American Water Works company wa
vetoed by the mayor in a long message,
setting forth the delinquencies ot the water
company and tha palpable fact that the city
was bolng mulcted each year for thousands
of dollars for which It received no adequate
return. In tbls as In the case of every
other veto of the mayor, the discussion in
tbe council was warm. The matter was
fully discussed in all Its bearings and thoro
was no possibility of any member of iht
council being Ignorant of all the details
in connection with the case, but here Howell
1 found on tho side of tbe corporation nnd
voting to protect it against any possible
encroachment on the part of the city,
defending the corporation against any
possibility of being forced into court to
adjudicate a questionable claim.
March 26, 1S95, tbe mayor called the at
tention ot the council to the tact that the
water company made a practice ot extend
ing small mains indefinitely until tbe pres
cure at the end ot one of these long mains
was reduced by friction to almost nothing.
The mayor urged the appointment of a com
mittee to devise a plan whereby the water
company should be compelled to extend
mains with a view ot furnishing an ample
supply of water far all future needs. Howell
was appointed chairman of this com
mittees and April 2, 1895, this committee
reported a plan whereby the water com
pany was to submit to the council a plat
In each instance where a new hydrant was
ordered showing the location of the new
main. This was simply playing directly
into the bands of the corporation and the
j-lan was comdemned by the city engineer
as being no change from tbe old way. A
plan was later suDmltted by the mayor by
which ordinance ordering new hydrants
should be dratted by the city engineer, tho
size of the mains being based on careful
calculations of tho probable future needs
of tbe section in which the mains were to
be laid. Tbls plan was objectionable to
the water company on account ot the in
creased expense caused by laying larger
mains, and Howell fought the plan In the
council. Notwithstanding his opposition,
the plan was adopted and Is In force to
Hla Last Water Works Deal.
Tbe only instance on record In which
Howell voted to sustain tbe veto ot the
mayor on tbe bills of tbe water company
is found in the records ot the city council
proceedings for April 30, 1895. This bill
was vetoed while an effort was being made
by the water company to effect a com
promise with the city whereby it might
get tbe money that It claimed was due,
the mayor having refused to sign tbe war
rants for water rent. All during tbs
summer ot 1895 these attempts at a com
promise were continued, Howell being very
active in trying to force some of tbe coun
ctlmen and the mayor Into line on a com
promise whlcb would give the water com
pany everything it asked for and leave the
city holding tbe sack. Tbls effort finally
culminated in tbe appointment of a com
mittee' ot three on August 27, 1895, Howell
being made chairman of the committee.
A....a. OA 4kla itimmlltf enhmlttAff a ma-
D( mlDOrUy rep0rt to the council,
.. . -. . . .
The majority report wss signed by Howell
and one other member of the committee.
In. substance it was to the effect that the
receivers of the water company "intended"
... vnn,f nnrllnn nf the monev claimed
to.be due from the city In enlarging the
mains in the business portion of the city
and recommended that the back bills of the
company be paid at once.
The minority report wss signed by Ken
nard and was a "scorcher," It called
things by tbeir right names and denounced
the whole scheme ss a trick to dupe the
couDcllmen and declared tbat there was
othlng ,n the pretended agree-
ment which would protect I he interests of
tbe city. A red-bot fight was waged In tbe
council over tho adoption of these reports.
Frank Burkley, one of Howell's democratlo
colleagues in the council, snd Kennard,
who signed the minority report, made a
t fight for the adoption of the minor-
lty report. Tbe corporation contingent.
however, led by Howell, voted to protect
the water company, urging as a pretext
that tbe payment ot these bill meant work
for thousands ot worklngmen. Tho cor
poration henchmen triumphed and the bills
were passed in the appropriation ordinance.
September t, 1895, tbe mayor vetoed these
cial college at Biltmore, N. C, have ad
vanced classes snd give degrees In forestry.
Great Britain Is likely to be a powerful
competitor of the United States In the
world's coal market for some time. Ac
cording to an English expert, the supply
of coal yet remaiping to be mined In the
United Kingdom amounts to fco.6M,Uj0.Oj
tons, which, at the present rate of mining,
would last 370 years. The same authority
given the total output of ths world In ltaiO
at 767,i3&24 tons, of which Great Britain
produced 2j9,ow,0 tons, or 30 per cent, and
the United States 245.0uO.OuO tons, leaving
a balance of about 35 per cent for the rest
ot the world.
INDICATION AL NOTES.
Unless the Harvard men who have charge
of the contributions for ths proposed new
Hall of Philosophy to stand as a memorial
to Ralph Waldo Emerson In the college
ysrd shall receive several thousand dollars
within four weeks It will be lmpoaaltile to
lay the corner atone for the new building
Reprinted from The De
bills, uncovering tbe true inwardness of the
deal, but Howell stood up to the rack and
voted to pass the bills over the veto.
At the next meeting of the council the
mayor sent In a scorching communication,
declaring that the nonsense bad gone on
long enough and that the time bad come
for the city to assert Its rights and take
possession of the water works plant. This
sujtgfstlon was right In line with the desire
which Howell professes Is now so dear to
his heart, but did he take oft bis coat and
try to carry out this ideaT Never! Tho
letter ct the mayor was referred to the
shows that Howell ever attempted to. res
urrect the communication from the grave
In which it had been burled, but be allowed
It to sleep peacefully on.
Record on Gas Ordinance.
Howell's record In connection with an
other of the franchlsed corporations, the
Omaha Gas company, is short, but what
little there is of It indicate what be
would have done bad be bad more oppor
tunities. The gas company has generally
avoided openly showing its hand in con
nection with city council matters, but when
Its franchise was about to expire it went
"ystematloally to work to secure the re-
newal of this very valuable concession on
terms which it regarded as highly favorable.
In accordance with a well laid plan, one
of the most iniquitous ordinance which
ever disgraced a city was passed through
the council November 14, 1893. Tbls ordi
nance gave to tbe gas company a franchise
of fifty years and provided that the com
pany might charge consumers ot gas $1.75
a thousand feet. The provision for scaling
down the price of gas according to the
gross amount consumed by all tbe connum-
Pr" commenced at a flguro which would not
have been reached for generations. No
provision was made to compel tbe company
to pay the city any royalty and no charge
of any kind was made on tbe company In
return for the very valuable franchise thus
bestowed upon It. Edward E. Howell voted
for this franchise.
At tbe next meeting ot the council, No
vember 21, 1893, this ordinance wa vetoed
by the mayor, but the council, by a trick,
adjourned before the veto message of the
mayor had been delivered to it Tbe claim
was then made that the ordinance had be
come a law without the signature of the
mayor, notwithstanding the fact that In
junction proceedings bad been instituted to
test Its validity In the courts.
At i meeting of the council November 28
the city clerk notified the council that he
had received from the mayor, immediately
after tbe council had adjourned so abruptly
at tbe last meeting, a veto of the gas
franchise. A communication was also re
ceived from the mayor notifying the council
that he had sent In a veto of the ordi
nance. An animated discussion ensued over
receiving the veto of the mayor and a mo
tion was carried by which the council re
fused to receive the veto message. No vote
was recorded on this motion, but the records
show that Howell was present.
After public discussion of this outrageous
franchise bad wsxed very warm and the
Injunction suit promised trouble for the
gas company and council, tbe gas company
thought better of its action and another
ordinance was passed and accepted, cutting
the period of the franchise down to twenty
five years, making provision for a royalty
to be paid the city and thus saving millions
cf dollars to the public.
Howell's record on the infamous garbage
contract Is in keeping with his record on
all other question in which the interests
of the mass of the residents ot Omaha is
arrayed on one side and that ot the cor
porations Is on the other side.
With the Garbage Monopoly.
July 6, 1893, the city council opened bids
for removing the garbage of the city.
Three bids were received and at the meet
ing of July 18. 1893, the contract for re-
moving the garbage was awarded to Alex-
auutrr iuauiuuaiu. i ne contract
awarded on s verbal motion, but the
records show that Howell was present at
The contract of MacDonald was submitted
and approved at the meeting of the council
held three days later. In the meantime It
had become generally known that Alexander
MacDonald was simply a stool pigeon and
that the real party behind the contract wa
Solon L. Wiley, the manager of the Thom
son-Houston Electric Light company.
tnaer the exposures of The Bee public
sentiment aguinst the contract crystallzed
rapidly. Edward E. Howell was afraid to
meet the Issue squarely and be dodged.
When the contract was presented for ap
proval he was conspicuous by hi absence
and it waa approved without his vote.
Between that time and tbe next meeting
of the council. July 25. 1893, public sentiment
ran very high and the people of the city
were greatly wrought up by the Infamous
features of the contract. Tbe mayor vetoed
tne contract, but the veto was overriden.
Again Howell dodged. He knew the drift
of public sentiment, but, afraid of offend
lng his dear friends, the managers ot the
corporation pool, he was conveniently ab
sent from the meeting.
The supporters of the garbage contractor
evidently feared to brook public opinion too
frequently and nothing was done In the
way of passing ordinances to put the con
tract Into effect until December 4, 189S,
when tho ordinance was passed which pre
scribed the conditions under which garbage
was to be removed. For this Howell voted.
Thl8 the ordinance which prevented poor
men owning teams from earning a pittance
by hauling manure. The ordinance wa
sweeping in its terms snd put . Into the
bands of the garbage contractor the haul
log of everything in the nature of refuse
matter. The practical effect of thl in
iquitous measure is too well known to the
citizens of Omaha to require recital.
To cap "the climax, however, an ordi
nance was introduced by Edward E. Howell
in April, 1895, and passed by the city
council, which makes it unlawful for any
one to haul clean ashes or cinder without
first securing a permit from tbe mayor and
ccuncil. This ordinance was much more
sweeping In Its terms than tbe old ordl-
ance and Included all tbe little odd Jobs
that bad been left teamster after the
passage of the previous ordinance.
This ordinance was vetoed by tbe mayor
April SO. As wss done with every other
measure affecting the Interests of tbe cor
porations as against the people, this ordi
nance was passed over tbe veto, Edward E.
Howell voting to pass it over tbe veto.
on Emerson's centennial birthday. May 25,
as they had planned. Bo far the fund
amounts to tl27,&0.
President Angel) of the University of
Michigan believes that the time Is near
when American students who go to Ger
many and England will pans a crowd ot
young Europeans to study with us.
President J. T. House of Kingfisher col
lege, Oklahoma territory, announces that
he has received one gift of IJO.uiO, another
of J-i.ooO and other gifts aggregating tiu.uoo
toward the tl'ai.OoO to be rained so as to
meet the conditions of the gift of $J6.0oo
offered by I). K. Pearsons of Chicago. The
total contributions thus far are b,ij0.
Prof. A. C. McLaughlin, the professor of
history in the University of Michigan, has
been given a leave of a hue nee, beginning
next fall and continuing for a year, and ha
will attend the time In Washington making
an examination of the manuacrlpt material
of historic value which is to be found In
the archives of ths government. The work
will be dons at lbs expense of the Carnegl
CONDITION OFOUAIIA'S TRADE
Business Quiet Lart Week Owing te CoWf
Weather and Labor Troubles. f
NOT MANY CHANGES IN PRICES
Jobbers Devoted Most of Their Atten
tion to Aavnnce of Duslnes and
Reported Fall Order Coming
in Vsual. ,1
In Mors Freely Thas
hardly as brisk as usual, owing In a large
measure to the unfavorable .wf"11". K
ports received from the country snow tnst
the cold weather retarded retail trade to
quite an extent and consequently mer
chante did not find It necessary to plact
orders for any quantity of Sd- ,Uo'n
wholesalers and retailer are w't"K or
warmer weather when they confidently ex
pect that business will be or vry
tory proportions. Conditions In tho coun
try wire never better than the present time
and merchants say there la no reason why
they should not have the largest spring
and summer trade that they have ever ex
perlenctd. . ... .
LAbor troubles In Omaha also Interfered
with trade the latter part of the week and
helped to cut down the total volume ot
business. Practically all llnea were mora
or less affected by the strikes and probably
will be unUl tho difficulties between em
ployers and employes have been settled.
But while immediate business Is being In
jured by strike and cold weather. Jobber
are devoting a large share of their atten
tion to future business, which at this time
of the year la In reality of the most Im
portance In a great many line. Jobber
mrYtn tiottrilM Hrv mnciAn. boots and shoes.
rubbers, rubber clothing and that class of
goods never expect mucn immediate ousi
ness at this time, but they do expect to
land n nice line of fall orders, and so far
no complaint on that score have been
heard. , , '
Collections are reported as being only fair,
owing, it Is thought, to the fact that re
tailers have not been doing much business
th last few davs. It only takes a few
days of brisk trade In the country, however,
to make a Dig improvement in cuuecuuna,
so wholesalers are not worrying.
So far as the markets are concerned there
Is not much to be said this week. There
have been a few fluctuations back and
forth, especially In groceries, but as a gen
eral thing the changes have been of minor
Importance and the general situation can
best be described by calling prices firm on
n.arlv oil (iIbmm nf ronda.
Local Sugar Market I'nehanged.
The sugar market, so far as Omaha Is
concerned, Is in the same position It was a)
week ago. The New Orleans and Callfornl
markets, however, have advanced prices Ja.
nn, hunHrail nrmnita Hilt aa vet Other m-
fineries have not made a corresponding ad
vance. In case they should prices In Omaha
would also have to be marked up.
The cheese market advanced K2a per
pound last week, owing to a scarcity. Price
on sisal rope were aiso maraea up per
pound and still higher prices are looked
for, owing to the fact that two of the
largest manufacturers In the country are
closed down at the time of year when ordi
narily they would be turning out the great
in tne cannra kuwib line mere is veiy
little new except an Increased and a more
healthy demand for nearly all lines. The
general Impression Is that trade will con
tinue to Increase for some little time. Local
Jabbers are still of the opinion that to
matoes have reached the bottom notch and
that higher prices will prevail In a short
time should tho usual spring demand be
Tho demand for practically all kinds of
dried fruits showed quite an Increase last
week. As a result the market on apricot
is quoted stronger and peaches are also
firmer. The cold weather of last week,
which Is thought to have destroyed a large
proportion of the small fruit crop In this
section of the country, Is undoubtedly re
sponsible In a large measure for the
strength of the dried fruit market, for If
the fruit crop is destroyed It will mean a
prolonged season for dried fruits.
Rice was marked up '40 per pound last
week, owing to the liberal demand and
Advices were received In Omaha last week
to the effect that a Bharp advance in the
Erice of tea had gone into effect in Japan,
ocal Jobbers, however, were Inclined to
decredlt the story, as It has not been con
firmed. The coffee market Is reported as
being dull and weak.
Dry Goods Trade Very olet.
Trade with local dry good jobber was
very limited last week so far a Immediate
business waa concerned. Very few buyers
arrived on the market and mall orders
were few In numbers. The reason for thia
sudden falling off in the demand Is thought
to be the cold weather which prevailed
a good share of last week. People, nf
course, will not buy any great quantity
of spring goods when the weather requires
winter clothing, so Jobbers are not sur
prised at the alack demand.
Fall business, however. Is reported as
being very satisfactory. Traveling men
have so far met with better success than
ever before In getting merchants to place
their orders early in the season. In fact,
fall trade nns been so heavy that a great
many popular lines of staple goods are
sold up and jobbers are finding It difficult
to place reorders with manufact Jiers. This
situation will doubtless continue until the
labor troubles with the mills have been ad-t
Many lines of cotton goods are In ver
short supply and manufacturers refuse
oraera at any price. cotton continues
higher than at any time for years, and as
a resuit nest lniormed buyers reel sate In
placing orders at present prices. An ad
vance in the price of Fruit of the Loom
bleached amounting to He is announced by
manufacturers, and kindred lines have ad
vanced In sympathy. There are no other
changes to note during the period under
No Change In Hardware.
There is no change In the hardwar
ket worthy of mention. There ha
course, been a few minor fluctuations
nothing of any Importance. Prices are in
the same firm position they have been for
some time past. The demand, though, has
kept up In very satisfactory manner, and
jobbers say that their sales have been lim
ited only by their ability to get the goods.
That has been the case for some time Dast.
and as Jobbers have had even more diffi
culty in getting goods than they experi
enced a year ago, their sales do not xhow
sny Increase over last year, whereas they
should show a big Increase. Trade out
........... V. .Via ....... t r 4 .. ........... ...4 .. . I
iiiiuubii in.. . "ii 11 j . m 11 j.wi n u mm ufilia;
very satisfactory, but. of course, retailers
are just as short on supplies as whole
salers. Rubber Goods May Advance.
The genersl Impression Is that an advance
of 6 per cent will go into effect June 1 on
rubber foot wear. Jobbers are naming
prices only until May 81, in anticipation of
the advance. Owing to this expected rise
In prices, retailers are now placing their
fall orders very freely, and Jobbers think
that before the end of the month all the
larger orders will have been booked. A
few merchants, of course, never ord'-r until
they actually need the goods, but the num
ber is small. Immediate buHlness with
rubber goods men has been very quiet and
nut much is anticipated for the near fu
ture. Leather goods have also been moving out
rather slowly, as this Is a between-season
period. There has not been enough warm
weather as yet to bring spring foot wear
into demand. The fact that low shoes are
being so generally worn by both men and
women has a tendency to retard spring
business, as comparatively few people will
wear a low shoe until ths weather la quite
warm. When the demand, though, does
set in. It comes with a rush, so that In the
near future Jobbers look for quite a slslng.
Fall orders for leather goods are coming
in quite freely, and In fact more so than
usual, owing no doubt to the upward ten
dency of the market.
l-'rults and Produce.
There have been comparatively few
changes In the fruit and vegetable market
during the past week. Strawberries though
are down to $3 per twenty-four-quart esse'
which enables grocers to sell them at 124
and 15 cents a box. A few berries are
coming from Texas, but Arkansas Is sup
plying the larger share. Receipt of freah
vegetables are Increasing, but the demand
has been sufficient to prevent much of a
break In prices. "
Poultry and eggs are selling In Just about
the same notches they were a week ago
Butter has also held up In good shape but
It is thought that a break U not far" dis
tant. Dies in Porost Fire.
CUDERBPORT. Pa.. May t.-The charred
body of Edward Hill was found today near
Oleana. He evidently met death in the fori
est tire which swept the Kettle creek ter-1
rltory yesterday Great damage has been'
wrniirhl tv than fa-iMss M-. . a 11
Th. town of frna. V;wL .'k "J " '5,n "X.-
destruction. 1 he saw and planing mill of
the I cki-wanna Lumber company has been
deatroyea, together with a number of cara
Th lo.. tbua far U estimated, at about
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