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filE OXfAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, MAKCIT SO. lPOi.
DAVIDSON ACCEPTS POSITION
Topeka Van Ddifhted with Sujerintecd
enrj of Omaha 8chool&
WATERHOUSE GETS RAISE IN SALARY
Edward Hoirmler Call Attention of
Board to Pearae'a "lander and
rolala On I Its liter
Superintendent Davidson was railed up
by telethon at his homo In Topeka and
toll member of tha Board of Education
that he would be delighted to acoept the
position aa superintendent In Omaha. lis
said tha Topeka school tioanl had not an
ticipated that ha would be called away and
DO moves had bean made looking toward
his successor. However, ha will lay hla
resignation before the- members at tholr
regular meeting Monday night and ak for
release as soon as possible. Ha thin lis tt
can be arranged ao that he can come to
Omaha and sssume charge of the schools
In about two "weeks.
Superintendent Pearse will leave Omaha
Saturday for Milwaukee to take active
charge of the schools there Monday morn
ing. Until Superintendent Davidson ar
rives Principal Watsrhouna will be acting
superintendent, and Miss Kate Mollugh.
assistant principal, will be at tho head of
tha high school.
Although Principal Waterho-use did not
get the auperlntendertcy, It has been an
nounced that his candidacy will not be al
together without Its fruits. He Is to have
his salary rained 1300 a year, making It
12,700. This is upon the authority of a
member of the board, who Is enthusiastic
ally In favor of the Increase. Ho says the
body la practically a unit on the proposl
tlon and he does not anticipate a single
vote being cant against the measure.
"When the high school was under Prin
cipal Lewis," said the same member, , "tt
paid $2,700 a year. There were onJ twenty
seven teachers then. Now there . fifty-
five, and the responsibility and importance
of the place has Increased correspondingly.
There Is no reason why a good man should
not be paid $2,700 a year, and that Is what)
we propose to da at an early meeting of
tha Board of Education."
Davidson U Elected.
W. M. Davidson of Topeka, Kan., waa
elected superintendent of the Omaha public
School by the Board of Education last
lghL He waa chosen by a unanltr. us
ota of fourteen on the first ballot. Member
Funkhouser being absent. The members
previously held an executive session lasting
more than an hour, during which the en
doraements and qualifications of the various
twenty-seven candidates were discussed.
Ten members were for Mr. Davidson from
the start and four for A. II. Waterhouae,
principal of the high school. These- latter
' vote were changed as anon as the ma
Jority had expressed Its will.
Tho salary was left at 13,600. Superintend
ent Davidson will be asked to take hold
April 1 the date Superintendent Pearse
leavea for Milwaukee, or as soon thereafter
aa he can arrange. Mr. Davidson was
elected to serve until August 1, 1906. when
Superintendent Pearse'a term would have
Davidson's " Record.
W. M. Davidson has been superintendent
of the schools at Topeka, Kan., for about
twelve years. He la a graduate of the
Kansas State Normal school and from the
Kan State university, which conferred
upon htm the degree of bachelor of arts.
He hag bad about twenty years' experi
ence la school work, most of tt being In
Topeka. He Is a prominent member of the
National Educational association and a
member of the executive council of that
Lady and Is well known as a lecturer and
conductor at teachers' Institutes. His en
dorsements were chiefly from superintend
ents la the largest cities of the country
uWt he was warmly recommended by Presi
dent Eliot of Harvard, His campaign for
the place waa sharp and aggressive and
, nocduoted with skill. -
Christie Springs Conditions,
ytftar tha business of the special meeting
bad been transacted, Edward Rosewater
asked permission from the board to ad-
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dress It. Member Detweller made a motion
that permission be granted, but Member
Christie produced a typewritten resolution
whereby tt waa stipulated that the board
would listen to Mr. Roaewater only on con
dition that he agree to publish not only hla
own remarks but those made by members
of the board and Its officers be published
also. In the manner furnished by a short
hand reporter provided by the bosrd; fur
ther, that the mere act of Mr. Rosem-ater's
addressing the board would mean the ac
ceptance of these provisos.
Mr. Rosewater said that be had expected
aa much and spoke for alrfwt twenty min
utes. He took up a certain section of the
mlmeogrnphed address which Superintend
ent Pearse made before the Real Estate
Exchange some time ago. This section
called attention to the falling oft In police
rourt lines since 1R9&, and declared that
since then the "police court maohlnery had
been In the hands of the editor of The Bee
and his political associates."
Challenges Pearse's Innuendo.
By Innuendo, Mr. Roaewater said. It was
charged that money that belonged to the
school fund had been In some way ab
stracted or appropriated by the editor of
The Bee, or his associates and friends, and
that a very large sum of money Is con
stantly being withheld from the publlo
treasury, and particularly the school treas
ury, and therefore a deficit has been created
that has to be supplied by taxation.
Mr. Rosewater challenged Superintendent
Pearse to produce a scintilla of evidence
that these Implications were true. He de
nounced the paragraph In question as a
scurrilous and unwarranted attack and an
attempt to disseminata misinformation
one that may have led many people to
think that he or other persons are able and
do obtain money that belongs to the school
fund. As to the falling off, he told of the
conditions existing prior to 1894, before Mr.
Pearse came to Omaha, when about $20,000
a year was obtained by regular fines of
women In the proscribed district, and how
this condition had been abolished through
agitation led by Rev. Frank Crane. He
pointed out the fact that during several
years after 1895 Samuel I. Gordon was
police Judge, and declared that no one
would think of charging him with having
Influence or political comradeship with
"Well Defined Rumors" Scandal.
He spoke of the periodical reflection re
garding the collection of money In the
police court and the attempts to blacken
the characters of publlo officers by Insinua
tions of protection and blackmail. These
charges or "well defined" rumors had been
Investigated, both by the grand Jury and
by persons employed by himself, Mr. Rose
water declared, and found to be without
foundation. Such searching Investigations
should have closed the mouths of every
honorable man, he asserted.
Mr. Rosewater admitted that he may have
made mistakes In his criticism of the man
agement of the schools, but repeated that
the columns of his paper are always open
to corrections and explanations. Ho pointed
out that the fact that he had always been
a persistent and consistent friend of the
Omaha schools and had fathered the law
which created the school board and which
put an end to the condition of two antago
nistic bodies both trying to run the schools.
The 'insinuations In the Pearse address,
he said, were entirely unjustifiable and un
called for, and no person, much less a pub
lic servant, had the right to circulate them.
"I ask the members of this board for a
single instance," he said, "when I have
sought to secure the employment, promo
tion or even discharge of a teacher, or
when I have Interfered or sought to Inter
fere with the government of the publlo
schools during the time Superintendent
Pearse has been here. I want to know if
you members have any personal knowledge
when I have sought to degrade the schools
by dragging them Into politics. I don't
believe any of you here can say that I
have attempted to dragoon the teachers,
Janitors or other employes for any kind of
service In a primary election or any other
place. I have tried for years to get the
achcpla out of partisan politics and have
always held against politics In the school
Pearse Makes Reply.
Superintendent Pearse replied to Mr.
Rosewater at some length. He plunged at
once Into personalities, mostly Intended to
be satirical, and then stated that the
Omaha schools were run as cheaply as
those In the average American city.
He denied any Intent to Insinuate dis
honesty In the handling of police court
revenues or that they had been In any
way abatraoted or wrongly diverted. He
declared that Mr. Rosewater had been
overly sensitive In Interpreting what he
said, and remarked later that he had no
doubt or did not wish to cast any doubt,
but that every cent of police court fines
levied and collected had been turned Into
the publlo school treasury. He devoted a
great deal of time to trying to show that
somehow and some place In the chain com
posed of Mr. Rosewater, the Board of Fire
and Police Commissioners, the police Judge
and the city prosecutor, all the fines that
might have been levied were not levied
since 1K6, notwithstanding the fact that
during much of this period the offices were
held by men politically and personally at
variance with the editor of The Bee.
Pointers for Pearse.
Mr. Rosewater replied briefly, describing
come of the political conditions that have
existed at various times and remarking
that the former city prosecutor was for
some years a member of the school board.
Mr. Pearse had the last say, which was a
reiteration of what he had said before.
The board acted favorably on a report
brought In by the Judiciary committee
whereby It was sgreed to sanction the
settlement of a case of the County against
Moo res along the lines of a case already
decided, provided that at least $5,100 be
( realised from both cases.
Superintendent Pearse reported that the
school membership on March 18 was 15.344,
or 876 leas than a year ago.
PASS LETTERT0 BIG LEAGUE
North Omaha Improvers Receive
Topics They Do Not Feel Com
petent to settle.
Among other things briefly discussed at
ths North Omaha Improvement club meet
ing last night waa a protest against the
cultivation of field corn within the city
limits; the necessity of making sn on
slaught on the weed nuisance before It be
came unmanageable and the unsightly bill
board nuisance. The proposition came In
the form of a communication from C. L.
Helniman of West Ames street, and as
they were too big to tackle the communlca
tlon waa referred to the Civic Improve
men! league. '
The resolution passed by the club at Its
meeting of February 1, protesting against
the renewal of the garbage contract, was
again taken up and reaffirmed, and a com
mittee, consisting of Charles F. Gruenig,
Henry P. Vandercreek and W. F. Johnson
wus appointed to visit the council meeting
Tuesday evening and labor with the coun
rllmen of the Sixth and Fifth wards to
vote against the renewal of the contract,
as operated by the present monopoly.
Street lights were talked of briefly and
it waa shown that lights were badly
needed on Fort and Brown streets near
Twenty-seventh and on Larlraore avenue
and Twenty-second street.
The 1300.006 bond proposition to be voted
upon next week was discussed end the
sentiment of those present was strongly
sgalnst the Issuance of the bonds and an
expressed determination to vote against
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tTfc. ing many exclusive de- SfesNvV Q tOVIQ T t Rl RrYQf flfl Af is lh( choicest line of ls5a7S
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BAKER FURNITURE GO. SZ OMAHA CARPET CO
SB nl-11jTi7B . , B I Jtil!
This line embraces all the
leading manufacturers in Wil
ton, Axminster and Body Brus
sels, including a very large line
of Bigelow Axminsters and
Wiltons, the highest grade
made in this country.
Measures and estimates fur
nished FREE OF CHARGE.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
City Council Has a Bmy Evening with
Matters of Importance.
STREET IMPROVEMENTS HAVE THE FLOOR
Another Thoroughfare In Packing
Hons District Is to Be Opened
mui Much Kew Grading- .
A large amount of Important business
was transacted by tho city council last
night. Mayor Koutsky waa In the chair
and all members were present. One of
the Important ordinances on first reading
was the declaration of the necessity for
the opening of U street from the east line
of Twenty-seventh street to the east line
of Railroad avenue. This street Is to be
sixty-six feet In width, and the city at
torney la to commence condemnation pro
ceedings on tazlot 13 and a portion of
tazlot 11. Thla ordinance, after Its first
reading, was referred to the Judiciary com
mittee. It was stated by members of tha
council, In talking about this ordinance,
that some street should be opened between
Q street and the county road. As it Is
now, there Is a space of ten blocks with
no crossing or open street across the rail
For the second time the claim of Patrick
Kennedy was turned down. Kennedy has
property Interests In the old packing plant
south of (swift's, and he asserts that by
vacating Railroad avenue his property will
be damaged. In January Kennedy put In
his first claim, which went through the
legal department and was turned down.
Last night the city attorney reported ad
versely on the second claim filed by Mr.
Kennedy and the report was adopted.
An ordinance was Introduced creating
Improvement district "B," from Twentieth
street east to Thirteenth. Another ordinance
dtracted the city engineer to proceed at
enre and establish the grade In this new
district, lioth of these ordinances were
sent to the Judlclury committee.
A petition was presented for the grading
of Twelfth street from the city limits on
the north to the south line of J street.
Mayor Koutsky referred the petition to
the city attorney and city engineer.
Two plank sidewalks were ordered laid
'on the west side of Twelfth street from
I to J streets and on the north side of
J street from Twelfth to Thirteenth streets.
Salaries of the mayor, clerk, councllmen,
firemen and police were ordered paid for
the month of March.
Then came the question of registration
booths for Saturday, April 1. Members of
the council stated that with one or two
changes the places of registration used
last year would be used this spring. Two
or three vacancies in the registration board
will be filled. City Clerk Bhrigley will pre
pare a list of the places of registration, as
Sweet sleep comes to the baby
who is properly fed with
proper food. Mellin'e Food
babies sleep well. -
hu Pood right te your aaaae.
J MKiilN S roOO co, BOSTON. MASS,
Furniture, Carpets, Rugs
well as the names of the registrars, lor
publication Friday. '." '
Sample Ballots leaned.
City Clerk Bhrigley waa busy yesterday
afternoon giving out sample ballots. The
ballots were Issued early Sunday morning,
but nene were distributed to the puU.c
until yesterday. The republicans, of course.
head the list, then the democrats and the
socialist ticket. . Three candidates are men
tioned for every office on the city ticket
with the exception of the Third ward,
where Councilman Mike Smltb Is running
by petition. One remarkable thing Is that
there hi only one candidate by petition this
year. In previous campaigns It was noth
ing far half a dorea or more aspirants for
office to file petitions. As the campaign
has been such a long one, starting In the
middle of February, the candidates are all
well known to the voters by this time,
hence there Is no necessity for reprinting
Packing House Improvements.
Officers of the Omaha Packing company
are making arrangements to enlarge the
present plant. Sheds for the Icing of cars
are to be built as soon as the weather will
permit. It Is understood that these sheds
will be 700 feet In length. The boiler rooms
at this plant are to be enlarged In order
to place the boilers recently taken from
the Hammond plant. Plans for enlarging
ths Ice machine rooms are being prepared
and contractors will have a .chance to bid
on this work within the next thirty days.
As the plans for the Improvements con
templated have not been completed the
estimated cost Is not known.
Roofing Horse Pavilion.
A new roof la being placed on the frame
horse sale pavilion at the stork yards.
When the old frame horse barn was totally
destroyed by fire during the winter the
roof of the sale pavilion was badly dam
aged. General Manager Kenyon has cauaed
the wreckage of the horse sheds to be
removed and has directed that the old
sale pavilion be repaired. This work is
now gelng on and will be completed before
the end of the first week In April. Cattle
pens are to be built on the ground formerly
occupied by the old horse sheds.
A meeting of republicans will be held this
evening at Uvlck's hall. Twenty-seventh
and T streets. Candidates are expected to
be present. On Wednesday night there
will be a meeting at Rex hall. Thirty-third
and V streets. At this meeting the candi
dates will be present.
On Friday evening the last big rally of
the campaign will be held by tha repub
licans at Workman temple. Twenty-fifth
and M streets. A number of well known
local speakers have been Invited to attend
this meeting and all candidates are ex
pected to be present and deliver short ad
dresses. An open meeting of the Roosevelt and
Webster club will be held In Jorgenssen's
nan tnis evening at b:su o cloak. John Paul
Breen and E. C. Hodder of Omaha will
speak on national politics.
Magle City Gossip.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. VonSlckle, 213 L
street, report the birth of a sun.
R. B. Berlin left last night for Morris
Bluffs for a few days' hunting trip.
Ths condition of Patrick Rowley was
reported to be quite serluua lust night.
A daughter has been born to Mr. and
Mrs. 1a Webb, Fifteenth and X streets.
Mrs. John F. SchulU has gone to Wash
ington county to spend a few days with
Mrs. Jamee Whetstone of Avory died
yesterday. The interment will be at Belle
vue this afternoon.
All members of the local lodge of Eagles
aie requested to attend the meeting to
ulgut, aa two dozen candidates are to be
taught how to fly.
A. R. Kelly, formerly mayor of South
Omaha, la now In Boston, Masa. He has
opened an onto In the Treiuont building
and la selling mining stock.
U K. Morey, a Kansas City traveltn
man, aioa ai ine ooutn omaha hospi
Duuuay uiKDi. paeumouia Deinir inn (ulhk
The wlduw and aou of the deceased arrived
from Kansas City last night and will have
me remains conveyoa to ceutervllle, la.,
today fur Interment.
Sett Against Brewery Company.
A suit has been filed In the district court
by C4l IJ. IUrrtr.g. trustee, uid Charles
8. Barnes against Jacob B. Pike and furty
Umx oUiar 4cfea4a&M as stusJthuldars fcf
We will show some of the highest novelties ever exhibited by
any furniture house in the city.
Of the original Colonial ami Sixteenth Century style by master
designers of the period including the most noted Sheraton, Hep
plewhite, Chippendale, the Louis' and many others.
United Craft Furniture
Our line of massive furniture for libary, dining rooms and
halls is now complete. The line handled by us Is made by the
original manufacturer of United Craft Furniture. Your inspec
tion of the above lines is respectfully requested.
Our floors contain all the correct ideas in medium and high
grade furniture at CORRECT PRICES.
MOTTO "Good furniture cheap, not cheap furniture at any
LOOK FOR DIG Cl'KTAIX 8A1-K.
tho :.Vlruik:i Brewing company, wherein
it Ih Hlli'BcU that two outHtandlng and un
sHtlHt'n'l judgments nre In the hands of the.
plaintiffs, one lor fl.M2.95 and the other for
l.M.4;i; that suid defendant company is
Insolvent and that each of the forty-four
stockholders named U liable on these Judg
ments to the full par value of the Stock
held by him. The court Is. therefore, asked
to assess tin- defvndnntn pro rata in satis
faction' of the Judgments.
WAY REVIVE THE OLD PLANS
Conncll Muble to Solve Problem b
Adopting Specifications of
Paving specifications adopted nd used In
19"2 may be revived and used for publlo
work in 1904, as a solution of the present
difficulty attending the adoption of new
specifications. This course was suggested
to the council In committee session yester
day afternoon by Contractor C. K. Fan
ning. Fanning wanted to know what had
become of ordinances providing for the
paving of Twentieth street from Farnam
to Dodge and Harney street from Ninth to
Tenth, which had been held by Council
man Back of the paving committee for six
'Why, we have no specifications. What's
the use of reporting on them?" asked
The question was raised then as to why
the 1902 specifications were not still good
In the absence of others. Assistant City
Attorney Ilerdman was called In, but waa
unable to decide without atudy. He will
investigate today and make a report to
the council tonight. In case he finds the
1903 documents will do tt means the council
will reject the latest concoction from the
Board of Publlo Works and make the old
ones do whether they are everything that
can be dealred or not.
The council agreed to place the proposed
contracts of the McDonald Garbage com
pany and from James Whalen, for remov
ing dead animals, on file.
The matter of the Izard street .viaduct
was placed In the bands of the committee
on viaducts, which will consult with the
city engineer as to the practicability of
Mayor Monres paid the councllmen a visit
and asked that an automobile ordinance
limiting the speed be drawn up and passed,
and to this the council assented, as well
as to an amendment to the antl-eplttlng
ordinance. The amendment will make It a
misdemeanor to expectorate on ths side
walks. K0UNTZE MEMORIAL PLANS
Congregation Debates Situation and
Finally Leaves Hatter with
The congregation of Kountse Memorial
church spent three hours last night In tha
church parlors, trying to come to one mind
In the matter of the new building and loca
tion. Only one thing was done, and that
was to leave the selection of lots and the
choosing of the design and the amount of
its cost entirely to the church trustees.
They will arrive at a conclusion as soon
as possible. They will .low have a fair
Idea of the opinion of ths congregation,
as much was said during tha meeting tn
favor of one plan or another. The taber
nacle Idea, while not altogether abandoned.
did not seem popular, and It Is much mors
probable that some hall will be secured as
a temporary meeting place. Opinion favors
Chambers' dancing academy. The majority
of the members expressed themselves aa in
favor of a location In ths territory not
further out than Twenty-alxth street and
no nearer the business center than Twenty
third street, with a latitude of a few blocks.
Dresner Wins Case.
Judge Altstudt has rendered a decision In
the case of the lresher Bros., tailors,
charged with having maintained, a lottery
by operating a suit club, holding them not
guilty of thw chnrge. It In probable that
Dreeher Bros, will now begin an actio for
malicious prosecution aeainat certain of
their competitors, who, tbey say, were in
strumental la biUigLu Uis luiu- cliwae
The season 1004 finds us showing all
tho latest Ideas In foreign and domr-sUc
laces, portlerrca and art draperies.
(WK HAVE TAKEN THE CANDLE
FROM UNDER THE BUSHEL.)
Placing our drapery department on tha
first floor under new management and
greatly enlarged tho same. Having
secured a flrst-clasa decorator from tha
East, we are fully prepared to give
suggestions and furnish you with esti
mates on all kinds of houBe decorations.
Measurements and estimates on
shades furnished free of charge on application.
REPORTS FROM CONGO VARY
Belgian Government Has Evldenoe of
Cruelty . Based on Hearsay.
IS STILL INVESTIGATING SITUATION
British Consnl Is Alleged to Have
Cat Investigation Short Owing
to ' Preponderance of
LONDOV, March 29. As announced In
these dispatches yesterday the Associated
Presa addressed a telegram to Leopold,
king of the Belgians, saying that It would
be happy, to oable to the United States
any statement which his majesty might
see fit to make In relation to the charges
against the government of the Congo Free
States, regarding atrocities committed on
the natives made to President Roosevelt
and Secretary Hay by a delegation from
the missionary congress and In reply to
which his majesty, through his secretary,
promised to mall official documents from
the Congo Free State in which would be
found all the facts essential to a full and
truthful statement of the case.
These official documents were forwarded
by King Leopold and were received to
night by tho Associated Press. They In
clude papers Issued by the government
since June, 1903, In which the Congo Free
State replies to the charges of oppression
and of cruelty toward the natives and to
criticisms of economlo regime and the
charge of a violation of the general act
of the Berlin conference.
A synopsis of the contents of these papers
has been publlshud in a blue book and
elsewhere from time to time as Issued.
They enter In closest detail into the various
charges, replying to them tn like detail
and quoting at length from the reports
from numerous Investigations, especially
that of Roger Casement, the British con
sul In the Congo Free State, whose report
regarding mutilations and other cruelties
Is severely criticised.
Based on Hearsay.
Tn these documents it Is asserted that
Consul Casement gathered the details for
hla report largely from unsupported na
tives, a statement which afterward proved
Ths documents forwarded to the Asso
ciated Press endeavor to demonstrate by
careful data that there is good reason
to doubt that the reliability of these spe
clflo obargea of cruelty and oppression, as
given by Consul Casement and others be
cause of tbels dependence upon hearsay
testimony. At the same time It Is pointed
out that these replies to the oharges are
only a preliminary atep and that a close
Investigation of the situation Is still pro.
ceedlng tinder ths orders of the king of
Belgium, and that after this Investiga
A perfect beverage rich
In nitrogenous elements.
tion Is closed the fullest report o( It 1W111
be given the publlo.
It waa announced from tendon, Decern
ber 5, that Roger Casement, British consul
In the Congo Free State, had just wm
plated a tour of investigation vndef thg
orders of the British government And that
ho fully confirmed the worst reports) 0(
outrages on natives of that part of, Alrioa,
Has Plenty of Hvldencw,
Mr. Casement's tour was to have lsst4
six months, but after the scenes hS tt
nessed and the Information he obtained 14
the first two m th, the consul decided
that further evidence was unnecessary.
The dispatch from London said ths report
which Mr. Casement was then preparing
for the Foreign office would show that
the most horrible outrages wars still being
perpetrated under the "rubber regime'
and that slavery and barbarism, ta thalS
most revolting forms still existed,
NO OBJECTION TO EAST SIDE
Thompson, Beldeat 4) Co, porrsof
Statement Readta? Sixteenth,
OMAHA. March 28, ISOi-JTo th Editor
of The Bee: In ba artiola In .this evening's
Bee, signed by a 'foung Msn'S Christian
association member asd contributory ths
statement is mads that Thompson, Balden
& Co. refused absolutely to looata on teal
side of Sixteenth Street at " any prioa,
meaning the eaat side oi Sixteenth Street.
This Is a mistake as w tried for a good
many years to have A building erected, on
either the church or .Balbach corner; A
one time we thought that wS had all ar
rangements completed for building on
the BaJback corner, but ths party having
the matter In hand tailed to complete his
arrangements as we had talked. Had ha
been able to have fulfilled, ws would have)
bean doing business thera today. Will youj
please to give this as much prominence
as the other article had I Ws ask you to
publish this so tkat ths puhlia way know
the truth of the mattes.
THOMPSON, B ELD EN A, CO.
Movements of Ooaaa Vessels KaumhSS.
At New York Arrived! JLaa-soogn from
Havre; Columbia from Glasgow,
At Bremen Arrived! Bremen frOnlJVswl
York via Cherbourx.
At Antwerp -Arrived! KroonlamS from
New York. -
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kron T"rtnee) Wtl
helm from New York, fr Bremen.
At Hamburg Arrived Pretoria from
New York via Plymouth and Cherbourg.
At Piraeus Arrived! Grosser J&vrfiirst
from New York.
At Leghorn A rrlvedl Calabria fromK.ff
York via Marseilles and Uenoa.
At Iondon Arrived: Minnesota) from
At Gibraltar Arrived: Ilohemonant
from New York for Naples and Genoa.
At Plymouth Arrived: Kron PrlnceTwtlp
helm from New York for Cherbourg and
At HavreSailedi L'AjjuJ tarns for Mew
At Liverpool Railed! Caledonian for
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