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TITE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TITUKSDAY, JULY 6. 100.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Mayor KouUkj and Finance Committee
(- Looking Into City Sxpemet.
ASURER'S STUBS ALL TO BE EXAMINED
City Onielala Hape to Krrp This
Vnr'i'Uvr fletow F.lajht Mllla,
aa Aa-alast Nearly Sine
Mllla I. ant Tear.
Mayor Koutsky and some of the mem
bers of the finance committee commpncfd
work early Wednesday morning on the
-w treasurer's hooka for the purpose of asctr-
Jinlr.g Just what as expended In each
nd during- the fiscal year. The mayor
la devoting all of his time to this work.
His honor snid last evening that he had
riot progressed far enough to give any Idea
of the total expenditures In each fund.
"We will continue this work," said th
mayor, "untfT we find out Just what has
been expended, taking the city treasurer s
tubs as evidence of the amount raid out.
When we find out what was spent last
year we will commence to figure on the ex
penses for the fiscal year which commences
August 1. I am In hopes to keep the levy
below 8 mills on the valuation as returned
by the tax commissioner, but It Ifl possible
that with some added expenses In view we
will be compelled to mnke a levy of 8 mills."
Last year the levy was H mills. I'nofflcial
figures show that not less than $170,000 will
be needed to pay municipal expenses for
the coming fiscal year.
There la a demand In almost every de
partment for additional help. The fire de
partment needs more men and more appa
ratus. In the police department there Is a
call for a patrol wagon and more men.
There Is also a demand for a remodeling of
the entire fire alarm system. The present
ystem is not what It should be and some
of the nlurm boxes are way beyond the re
pair stage. From an outsider's standpoint
it will be a hard matter to meet expenses
with an 8-mill levy.
Trees eel to HI nit.
The city authorities seem to have forgot
ten all about the orders Issued some time
ago about cutting low-hanging branches in
trees which overhang the sidewalks. In
only a fow instances have property owners
paid any attention to the orders Qf tho
council, and the mayor has not put men to
work trimming trees ns was suggested. In
some of the residence portions the branches
hang so low over the wains that an aver
age sized person cannot walk along with
out having to dodge the low branches. Com-
faints are continually being made about
lili matter, but there seems to be nothing
doing In this line as far as the city officials
Must Not Lose Time.
Property owners who are planning to put
In. a remonstrance against the repavlng of
Twenty-fourth street are being notified by
some of those Interested not to lose any
time as the Twenty-fourth street paving
ordinance Is to be called up for its last
reading on Monday night next. There
aeema to have been so much Juggling In
VMIils matter that but fow of the property
owners know .Juet where they stand. City
officials are reported to be talking with
those who bave signed a remonstrance and
endeavoring to have names now on the pe
tition withdrawn. While the pavement In
this street Is In many places beyond re
pair and property owners do not like the
idea of having a brick pavemont laid, others
. Want asphalt or nothing. No one around
the city hall or In the streets seems able
to predict Just how the matter will end.
The ordinance now before the council calls
for vitrified brick pavement from A -to Q
street. - on - -. , ?-
. The Rock Island road has run a switch
Into the south "nd of the Swift plant, as
was mentioned In The Bee of Monday.
There has been, all kinds of . talk about
the meaning of this venture, but It ap
pears that there is nothing to this move
except to glva Swift better transportation
facilities. An official of the Swift com
pany stated to a BM reporter last night
that this matter of a switch was taken
up with the Rock Islund about six months
ago and that there was nothing under
handed about the matter. "We can," said
this official, "secure much better railroad
facilities by having an additional track
Into the plant than with only one. This
switch was laid In order to give us better
service and that is all there Is to the mat
ter." Mrs. Hurley gent to County Jail.
Mrs flurley, called by the police the ter-
Jpr of Indian hill, was brought before Po
lka Judgo King Wednesday afternoon and
ant to the- county Jail for the non-payment
of flues amounting to $27. Only re
cently Mrs. Hurley was tried on three dif
ferent charges of disturbing the peace and
waa 'fined $8 In each case. She asked for
a. llltl time to secure the funds. After
being released Mrs. Hurley paid no atten
tion to notices sent her to call and settle.
Yekterday she was brought In by two po
county Jail. The woman asked time to
a home and prepare for the JOurney. When
she returned In the custody of a couple
of officers she had K laYge basket filled with
butter, eggs, bread, cookies and cake, also
a change of clothing.
Aa she was leaving the court room Mrs.
Hurley asked Judge King: "Will they
a solid reputation of
50 years back of it.
This alone should prove
its worth, but in addition
we might also refer to the
thousands of people who
have been cured by it when
other remedies failed. It
cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia,
Heartburn, Sour Stomach,
Poor Appetite, Diarorkea,
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bids or proposals will e received
at the ofhea of J. L. McBrler, atate su
perintendent, and secretary of the Board
of Kducation of the state normal schools,
isimoi nuu.llng. Lincoln, Neb., until 4
O'clock p. m.. Thuradai', Juv 11. for
Installing pump and engine for water aup
rly al the atate noriesl school at Peru,
j. b.. in accordance with pinna and specl-
J".neatons on file In the office of the atata
("VuBortutenJeiu at Lincoln. Ni. ily older
J tUa Board of Lducatlon. w r
give me a room up there?" The Judge re
plied that they would. Mrs. Hurley was
still In doubt, for as she went out the door
she remarked that "Roach never did have
no use for me nohow." It was the break
ing of Mrs. Hurley s heart when she was
toted away to the county Jail, as she had
been so used to having her own way on
the hill that she could not realise that
she was to be locked up In the county Jail.
Maalc Ity (ionslp.
Oeorge H. Hrewer has gone to Lincoln to
spend a couple of days.
Friday night, the local lodge of Kagles
will hold a business meeting
If. A. Fisher of Wuh.m le 1 ere for a few
days looking after his property Interests.
Mrs. A. F. Ptryker has returned from
I.' r. ., . .. t&'Wot-A aim ,'leHd f,,f m ahrtt-t (Imp
nnn Mann.m h started rradin on Six- I
teenth street from Missouri avenue to I I
Frank Dolezal came down from Bloux
Mr. and Mrs. Jnmes V. Chlzek have gone
to Iowa for a few days' visit with friends
hef-.ra VwVs-'the gueVlof Mr. and Information gained from Mall Clerk Boyd
Mrs. L.. C. Clhson. I StOK.
Sidney White of Kansas City Is here for
a few days, visiting his parents, Dr. ana I
NMrs. W. O. White.
respect to the late Secretary Hay.
W. B. Daly has returned from Lake I
Andes. S. I).. and will estahllsn ntmseii in
ousiness nere as a rpen.r "'"""' '
"Ll?.?rm rrlV; nl.l.t In
the hall over the South Omaha National
otto Maurer has purchased the FYank
Thompson pace at Twenty-fourth and K
tret. n nronosos running a first-class
vDu fii.i.iiiiirtnn one of the best known
residents In South Omaha, has sold some
of his property here and gone to Alaska,
where he will engage in mining mi""""
R. C. Ryan, trustee for the creditors of
the Model Packing company, hus called U
meeting of creditors for July 7. Mr. Ryan
says that the debts of the concern amount
to about 4,HX, with about l,i" assets.
HIPPLE WANTS PRESSURE TEST
Water Hoard Has Resolution Asking
Mayor to Ascertain expediency
of Klre Protection.
What Member Hippie thinks may be the
first step towards reducing the old hydrant
rental rates, established when the water
works system was first blult, was taken
by the Water board last nignt at me regu-
lur monthly meeting. The move was in tne
nnture of a resolution drawn by Member
Hippie, asking the city to tost the water
pressure, and reads:
Resolved, Ry the Water board of the city
of Omaha, that the mayor of the city be
requested to Instruct the city engineer to
have tests made to ascertain whether the
Omaha Water company is furnishing water
for lire protection tnrougn tne nyctrants ot
said company under the pressure provided
for In ordinance No. 430 of the city or
Omaha, and the contract of the city with I
"I am aware," eald Dr. Hippie, In a talk
to the board, "that the city once tried to
disenfranchise the water company by show-
ing Its pressure not up to contract, and did
establish this fact, but lost its c&Be, never-
theless, in the federal court. The contract
requires the company to furnish fire pro-
tection, sufficient to successfully combat
fire without the old of engines, within a
radius of 1,000 feet from each hydrant. I
contend that If the pressure necessary to
do this Is not furnished, the city ought not
ti be compelled to pay the old $S4 and $00
rates for hydrants. In other words, If the
city Is not getting what the contract calls
for it should not have to pay the prices
the contract calls for. I am satisfied that
the specified service Is not given. Hydrant
that may have been at one time equal to It
are now devitalized by 'the supplying of
numerous patrons from the mains running
to them, the result being that some are
good only for a radius of 600 feet and some
less than that. This being the case, and the
water company aeriving tne aanmonai rev-
enue from the private consumers, this very
act lessening the efficiency of the fire pro-I
leciion, x see no reason wny mere is noi
equity In cutting the hydrant rents, despite
To establish and prove my statements
I am anxious that testa be made."
No other business of Interest was trans-
acted at the meeting.
CUTTING OF PAVED STREETS
Ordinance ReantatlnaT Prorednre
Kxnerted to Ktlr th. Cnnn.
An ordinance making regulations for the
cutting of paved streets and sidewalks by
corporations and private Individuals, and
prescribing a new method of paying for the
damages. Is expected to precipitate a fight
In the council this evening at a meeting
adjourned from Tuesday night, when no
session waa held. The ordinance as pre-
pared calls for cash deposits based on eatl-
mates of the engineer of the cost of re-
pairs before permits are tssued or the
streets or walks tampered with. An espe-
cially stringent provision applies to the
street railway and demands monthly pay-
metn of repairs outside the rails caused
by work on the tracks. All repairs are to
be made by the city and charged for at an
established scale of prices.
A separate resolution to be offered seeks
to empower the engineering department to
charge back upon the street railway and
other corporations chargea for paving re
pairs to be made thla summer and which
'were necessitated by the corporations. In
case the money la not forthcoming the at
torney is Instructed to bring suit to re
cover on bonds already filed.
Chamberlain's Colio, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy la the moat successful medi
cine in the world for bowel complaints, and
Is the only remedy that will cure chronlo
Hot Ho a at Creamery,
A small blase at the Fairmont Cream
ery comoany'a riant. 1015 Howard street
cuuaeu tne nre aepariment a run at about
Jlio o ciock last nignt. line of the motors
which runs the churn liec.tme overheated
and set fire to some packing on the edge
of the wheel. The fire was extinguished
before the department arrived and no
damage was done.
The citv has Issued a nermlt to Edwin
Thorpe for a $2,&u0 frame dwelling at 1324
Joseph H. Nordlck. in a suit for divorce.
accuses his wife, Ella, of being an Inmate
of a house of ill fame and entirely untrue
to her marriage vows, taken at Des Moines
in August, ikii.
The Aggera-Uosworth company la aulng
W. O. Preston A Co. for the sum of $1.5ul.i4.
This amount la alleged to be due for
"oysters, egga and produce" eatd to have
been sold to the defendants In the fall of
Helen Hooycr has filed a petition In the
district court In which she asks that a
divorce secured by Frank Hooyer be re
turned and set aside. Plaintiff avers that
the decree was secured without notice to
her and on perjured testimony. She resides
In Schuyler county, Missouri.
Title to lot O, block 16. Hanscom Park
Place, has been quieted In Agnes. Avenge
11st and Jacob Jacohson by a decree hied
by Judge Sutton. The iiersona named are
the hrlra of Jacob Jacobson and their title
la subject only to the rights of Mary Her-
Iron aa Uie widow of tha last naiuea.
scoTinxa syrup i
m txwa 94 by MHIlou of Mother for tholr
ouiUirwB wiui i aM,Uitus rur or tit jr vr.
It ftuoUie tSo child, oftrua tha fun a, allays
U pin. our wtu4 OvUj Aoa m ( i
TWEITY.riVE CEKT A BOTTU
mwrnrntm rm rrg-mi-mtmrymMmwmtgi
WHITE LOCATED AT SCOTIA
Bheriff of Hall County Succeed in Finding
the Minting Kan.
FATHER MELTS SON IN SHERIFF'S HOUSE
After Conference of the Tito It la
Derided the tonnit Man Will H e
maln at Scotia for a Time
and Work on Knrm.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., July 6.-SpeclaI
Telegram.) 8heriff Taylor made a third at
tempt yesterday to locate Virgil White,
the on o an ex-congressman of Iowa.
who disappeared Tuesday. June 27. and
who was a prominent attorney of Des
Moines and was successful. He found
White near Scotia, Greeley county, through
Lpon being apprehended and when Whlta
realized that he was In the hands of an
Officer he nromlaeri In rnm ruarfiillv nnA
m ided the sheriff
first promised him that the first person to
see him be his aged father,
Fred E white, the father, arrived dur
Ing the day. and when he met his son face
to face was almost overcome. The meet
Ing took place at the home of Sheriff Tay
lor, where the missing son was kept In
gpciu(,lon Aflcr an affecting scene the
... , ...
two repaired to another room, where they
held a long and earnest conference strictly
In private. Upon Its conclusion the two
went tr. the city and took a train for
Scotia, it being stated that the young man
decided to go back to the farm, and It was
with the evident consent of the parent
The missing attorney received several tel
egrams while here this afternoon from
friends In Des Moines, and it Is stated that
they were suggestions that people were
maligning him In the Iowa capital. By
those who have had occasion to see him
here the youn man Is regarded not only
as not Insane, but as a man in the full
possession of a well trained intellect. It
is onlv known that the father for the nres-
, d , .,,. to int.,fpra wifh the
, ,n any way nor tn ,nduce nlm t0 re.
turn to D(.s Molnes, but the elder White
Vather Indicated that he would stay there
a .hort time with the son.
TWO DROWN IN .PIERRE FLOOD
Several Others Are naccoonted for
and Death 1. 1st May De
FIERRE. S. D., July B. (Special Tele
gram.) The body of Arthur Austin, the
young man who was drowned in a small
tributary of Bad river at Midland on Mon
day, was brought here today and sent to
his old home at Clark for burial. A rescue
party which went ud Bad river last evening
returned this afternoon with themselves
and horses coated with mud. Thev sue
ceeded In rescuing J. N. Douglas and wife
from trees, in which they had been for
twenty-four hours, and H. A. Wheeler,
wife and son from other trees, where they
had been for thirty-six hours. A younger
son of the Wheeler family was drowned in
sight of his parents, the limb which he
had caught breaking before he could be
reached by his parents. The family was
Caught by the rising water before they
could get out of their house? the rise being
twenty feet In four hours, with a stream a
mile and a half wide. The house broke to
pieces and they were all thrown into the
water. Mr. Wheeler and his wife were
I thirty-six hours in a tree not over six
Inches In diameter, standing on small limbs
I and holding on by clasping their arms
I around the tree,
iso otner deaths are known to a cer
I talnty, except those of Austin and the
Wheeler boy, but a number of people are
i missing, uui as mere is yet no communica
tlon across the stream nothing definite can
I be known for several days.
I The Amundson family, with Bert Merickle
I and A. Haught, had a thrilling experience
I after being afloat In a house for thirty-six
I hours, crossing the stream a number of
times and for hours swinging around In a
clrc'9' At tlmes ,hP5r would undvr water
oy me lining ot mm nouse, tnen thrown
high In the air by its shifting and had
lven UP B' n0P whn they were finally
I The water hna recdv from h Innn ill.
of Fort Pierre, exposing tho wreckage and
I allowing the work of clearing up to corn-
I mence, but It will be several days before
work of repair can commence.
NORFOLK, Neb., July 5. (Special.)
Returning to their home In the country
after spending the Fourth of July at
Lynch, Neb., where they had given their
I baby Us first ride on the merry-go-round
and shown it la first celebration In town.
Mr. and Mra. Perry Scott lost their way
and drove Into Ponca creek. The child
was carried from Its mother's arms and
the body has not yet been recovered. Both
horses were drowned in the stream and
I the mother and father were only saved
after a hard struggle on his part,
DROPS TICKET IN MAIL BOX
Iaexperlenced Traveler Deposits
Transportation at Depot and
It Goes to Postonlce.
A train on the Northwestern carrying a
number of delegates from Chicago to the
Epworth league convention at Denver
stopped in Omaha for a short while Tues
day afternoon. One of the passengers,
evidently a minister, got off the train and
walked out into the depot to take in the
sights and on returning to the train, no
ticed lu passing through the gateway a
United States mail box. into which he de
liberately dropped his transportation tickets
and proceeded on to board the train.
Somewhere out along the line the con
I auctor approacnea me passenger and asked
I for his ticket
Why, I put It In the ticket box when I
came through the gateway at Omaha," re
plied tha passenger.
That won't do," said the conductor, "I
most have your ticket or your fare."
The matter was compromised soma way
or other and the passenger went on to
Pueblo. A telegram was received by Post
master Palmer Tuesday night stating the
circumstances, and sure enough the ticket.
made out in behalf of H. B. Hyde, t4cket
No. TOT, series 7, etc., from Chicago to
Pueblo and return, via Denver, was found
In the mail box, and was sent to the ticket
agent at Denver by mail Wednesday morn
ing. In concluding his letter Postmaster
Palmer suggested that It was not the
province of the postoffice department to
become a depository for railway tickets,
as It had troublea enough of its own.
ROTH CASE IS CONTINUED
Hearloar ot Fort Crook Tailor Called
and Thea Jet Over With,
The hearing of the case of Harry L,
Roth, the Fort Crook tailor arrested on
a charge of attempted burglary and assault
at the premises of Chaplain H. Percy
Bllver, Thirtieth infantry, at Fort Crook
Saturday night, waa called before Vnited
States Commissioner Anderson Wednesday
Roth Is represented by ex-County Attor
ney J. P. English. Only the witnesses for
'the prosecution were examined Wednesday,
and, owing to tha delay In securing wtt-
nessea for the defense from a distance to
attest to the previous good character of
the accused, the case has been continued
until Wednesday, July 12, at 9 a. m.
Tho evidence thus far adduced rather
corroborates the statement of Roth, that
he was simply visiting the domestic at her
room In the Silver house and that, being
under the Influence of liquor, he and the
girl had a quarrel, which resulted In the
disturbance that aroused the Silver family.
An effort will, however, be made to prove
that Roth entered the house surreptitiously
for the purpose of securing some letters
from the girl's room, alleged to have been
received by her from other suitors than
her accepted lover. Roth.
ALONG THE RAILROAD RUN
Sugar Hates tlll I'nselfled Darling.
ton Announces Several pw
Sugar rates are still unsettled, although
the reduction of a tenth of a cent of a
pound scarcely will be noticed by the con
sumer as it will be absorbed before the
consumer gets to It.
Effective Thursday, the Illinois Central
hos announced a reduction on sugar from
the gulf to Omaha from 32 to 22 cents per
hundred, and the all-rail lines have put In
new rate, operative July 5 from New York
to Omaha of 37 cents, which la a reduction
from 57 cents. The water route rate is
three cents lower.
The t'nited States consumes 2,5fO,O0O tona
of sugar annually, which Is about 70 pounds
per capita and 80 per cent of this-is im
ported and 20 per cent raised at home, The
principal Importations are 800,000 tons from
Hawaii, l.fW.ono tons from Cuba and Doo,i)0
tons from Germany.
There are nine sugar beet factories In
Colorado, eight in Utah and Idaho, ono In
Oregon, one In Washington, three In Ne
braska and four in California.
The Burlington has announced several
rates of general interest wuicn win ut
effective In the near future.
Fr the Beatrice Chautauqua, July 6 to
18, a rate of one fate, plus f0 cents, has
been established for all points within 2o0
A summer tourist rate to Tennessee, the
Carollnas, Kentucky and other southern
points Is effective until October 31.
The David City Chautauqua will have the
benefit of one fare, plus 60 cents, for points
within 100 miles, with dote of sale from
July 21 to 30.
For the annual meeting of the Odd Fel
lows to be held at Philadelphia In Septem
ber a fare of one fare, plus $2, has been
given, with date ot sale September 14, 15
The Colored Knights of Pythias, who
hold their biennial meeting In Pittsburg,
have been given a rate of one fare plus $2,
with date of tale August 17 and 18.
Detroit will entertain the Knights of
Khorassan In August, and a rate of a
fare plus $2 has been given, with date of
sale August 13 and 14. (
The annual meeting of the National Fire
men's association will bo held In Kansas
City in August, and a rate of one fare
plus 60 cents from all Nebraska points has
been authorized, with date of sale August
28 to 31.
For the annual meeting of the Order
of Eagles In Denver, August 14 to 24, a
rate of $26 from Chicago and $16 from
Omaha has been authorized, with date of I
Bull; AUHuei m ivs . J
The Farmers' National congress witl be
held at Richmond, Va., September 8 to 11
and a rate of one fare plus $2 has been
given from all western points.
From September 15 to October 31 colonist
one-way tickets will bo sold for $25 from all
coast points and correspondingly low rates
for all Intermediate points.
For the Nebraska State fair at' Lincoln
tickets will be sold frornjalt Nebraka points
for a fare for the round trip September 4
to 8 inclusive.
Ratltvay Notes and Personals.
Harry W. Sweet, district passenger agent
of the Northern Pacific at 8t. Paul, is in
The Burlington will have a car of doc
tors from Ipwa west Thursday night,
bound for the convention in Portland. They
will stop for a side trip from Gardiner
through the Yellowstone.
"Vacation Estimates" Is the title of a lit
tle booklet Just Issued by the passenger
department of the Denver & Rio Grande
railroad showing In detail what an outing
will cost In Colorado this summer. The
data regarding railroad fores, hotel bills,
incidental expenses, etc., are explicit and
one is enamea to calculate to a certainly
the cost of a sojourn in the Rocky moun
A special car of thirty-eight Epworth
leaguers from Washington, D. C, arrived
in Omaha at 8:45 Wednesday morning over
the Milwaukee road on their way to the
convention at Denver. It left at 1:30 over
the Rock Island. The party was In charge
of Frank T. Israel, who formerly lived at
tienkelman. Neb. Besides Mr. Israel and
his wife and two sons there was another
ex-Nebraska family on the train, that of
E. E. Sams, a graduate of Nebraska Wes-
Frank Kimball, the laundrv man who
surprised his friends by becoming a ben
Idect arrived Wednesday from his wedding
Frank C. Miller, a leading merchant of
Beatrice, and an official of the Nebraska
Retail Grocers association is an Omaha
H. J. McVlcker of North Bend. E. O.
Horney of Beaver Crossing, E. W. Sulli
van of Denver and N. O. Toole of New
CaBtle are at the Millard.
General Patrick H. Harry, former adiu-
tant general of Nebraska, was in the city
Wednesday morning for a short while, a
guest at tha Paxton. Ills home Is at
Mr and Mrs. W. R. MrKeen. Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Cummlngs and Dr. and Mrs.
F. N. Conner returned Wednesday morning
irom a western nunitng trip in Sir.
MeKeen's private car.
Mrs. P. C. Heafey. who has been at tha
Mercy hospital at Council Bluffs for some
time, Is reported as Improving. It Is
thought she will be able to return to her
home In Omaha In about two weeks.
Guatav Schuler of Wahpeton. N. n. : F.
H. Mlchelson of Grand island, L. B. Day
or Albion, Mr. ana Mrs. J. H. Tunis of
WlBner. Wilbur F. Bryant of Hartineton.
W. J. Staillemon of Kearney and J. 11.
Jeflerles of Pllger are at the Merchants.
J. 8. Herrlngton of O'Neill. H. Keogh
of Blair, H. C. Grovejohn and daughter
of Carroll, A. Relmers of Grand Island,
Charles Clayton of Denver. George A.
Dodd of Yuma, Colo., and T. W. Walden
of Washington, Neb., are at the Mer
W. S. Montgomery. C. R. Hays, W. A
Balrd of Denver; Miss Eflie Lafler of
Seward, Leo. A. Roop of Berlin, Germany,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sandlemann of Kear
ney, Mr. and Mrs. J. C Barkhurst and
Mr. and Mrs. Ostrander of Beatrice are at
the Her Grand.
W. H. Rohblns one of the pioneer mer
chants of Nebraska, now retired. Is up from
Beatrice on a visit with Omaha friends.
Mr Robblns has Just returned from an
extended trip through Old Mexico, but Is
still of the opinion that Nebraska la the
best land on earth.
Charles Blakely of Beatrice, E. H. Pol
leys and daughter of Lincoln, W. F. Crltch
field of Fullerton. T. D. Edward of Lead,
8. D., J. W. Laeey of Cheyenne, H. V.
Tempo of Lexington, Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Linoord of Lincoln, li. Brown of Hous
ton, Tex., and B. F. Btone of San Fran
cisco, are at the Paxton.
N. 8. Bason of Oroton, 8. D., a dealer In
Nebraska and Kansas lands. passed
through Omaha Wednesday with a parly
of nine men, prospective buyers of ranches
In Rawlins county, Kan. Mr. Bason's In
terests In Nebraska are along the Republi
can river and In this fertile valley be hai
locuted a good many South Dakota anJ
Minnesota farmers. Ijiut spring he toon
a party to McCook and he will lead another
one there late thla uummer.
Congressman M. P. Klnkatd of O'Neill
was tin Omaha visitor for a short while
Wednesday enroute homeward from Spen
cer, where he delivered the Fourth of July
address. "It was a big meeting." he aald
"and the folks up there are Just bubbling
over with patriotism. It was one of the
mosi enjotatue ceienratlons I -vr- at
tended. That la a great country up about
Spencer. It waa tha beat thing that N.
oraaxa ever aia to get a slice off of South
uaaoia to airaigriiea out our slat Uua.
GIFTS TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES
0rr TiTo If'ir.iocg in Money with Many
SEVEN MONTHS' RECORD FOR COUNTRY
Donations of All Sorts Mak Moat
Attractive ShortlnK, In Which
Omaha Participates to
PORTLAND, Ore.. July t.-At tho twenty,
seventh annual session of the American Li
brary association, now in convention here,
J. L. Harrison, lllirarlan of the Providence
Atheneum, Providence. It. 1., made a re
port on gifts and bequests to American li
braries. June to December, 19o4. Mr. Har
rison says in rart:
An analysis of the gifts In monev shows
that $2,311,400 waa given as endowment
funds lor general library purposes, $:i7.1td
for the establishment of book funds, $:i,S47
for the cash purchase of books, $l.ucS,om, of
which $TJ4.5i( is reported as accepted, from
Andrew Carnegie Tor buildings; $4,2.i0 front
various donors for buildings, Ji,4;h) for sites
and $l,4;.i'W (r purposes, the objects of
which, for the most part, were not re
ported. This item consists very largely of
bequests, and presumably the greater por
tion ot it will be Invested as permanent en
dowments. The money gifts, other than those of Mr.
Carnegie, nhount to $4,118,670. This Includes
eleven of $.S.iO ench, one of $S,uc0, eleven of
$10,000, two of JlS.OiKi, three of J:0,00, three
of IJS.iXio, one of J4.0K), one of $T5,(m, one of
$li0.cK). two of $lSn.imo. three of $-ii.0ou. one
of $.,i.oiri, ne of $.hjo,ouo, two of ;ou,ui,0 and
one of f 1 ,ni.i'00.
Two hundred and flftv-three orlfts are r.
ported, representing liG.'i'2 volumes, live cot
lections of books. $ii,12v,17i, and nfty-cight
miscellaneous gifts, including one building
with grounds, seven sites, art r.nd niitunil
history collections, paintings and various
other gifts, the several values t.t which
could not be ascertained.
Some I .n rife Public Gifts.
The gift of $l,000,itxi wuh from Archer M.
Huntington to the Hispanic society of New
York. The list also Includes a bequest of
$300,000 from James V. Drown to Wllllams
port, Pa., and one of $.i0O,0OO from Daniel
Wlllard Flske to Cornell university, and
$500,000 from James Philip Gray to the
v it A.iuutijf MN.-tuciauori oi opruigiiciu,
Mr. Carnegie's gifts to libraries In the
t'nited States number thirty-four and
amount $1,009,500. In their distribution tho
North Atlantic division ot states received
$426,C0, the South Atlantic, $116,000; the
Sou'h Central, $200,000; the North Cen
tral, $309,500, and the Western, $40,000. Of
the states receiving the greatest number
of gifts Indiana ranks first with rive, Il
linois second with four, and Kansas third
with three. Thcru were two gifts of $2,600,
two of $5,000, ten of $10,C00, three of $12,500,
tm'O of $15,000, one of $17,000, three of $20,000,
two of $25,000 and two of $35,000. The
larger gifts are $40,000 to Falrmount col
lege, Wichita, Kan.; $40,000 to Omaha, Neb.;
$50,OC0 to Evanston. 111.; $50,000 to the Uni
versity of Maine, Orono; $100,000 to Tufts
college library, $150,000 to Syracuse uni
versity and $200,000 to Louisville, Ky.
Some Local Heneflclurles.
In summing up the bequests by states,
Mr. Harrison's report makes the following
showing for Nebraska, Iowa and South Da
kota: Omaha Public library, $10,000, to be used
at the discretion of the governing board, a
bequest from Frank Murphy; $40,000 for
Algona Free public library, $1,000 for fur
nishing building, from Colonel Thomas F.
Burllr.gton Free public library, $3,153, a
memorial to T. J. Potter, from friends. The
income Is to be used for the purchase of
books .-elating to railroads.
Grinnell Iowa college library, $1,000 for
an endowment fund, from J. H. Leavltt
Mason City Public library, $10,000 for
building fund, from citizens; $1.0u0 for
building fund, from City Federation of
Mount Pleasant Free public library, $1,000
for site, from Ladies' Library association.
West Liierty F-ee public library, $1,700
for site, from citizens.
PierreCarnegie library, $12,500 for a
building, from Andrew Carnegie, accepted;
$10,000 from various citizens, $5,000 for site,
from Hughes county.
Yankton Yankton college library, $17,000
for a building, from Andrew Carnegie; ac
cepted and building now In process of erec
tion. REAL ESTATE MEN TO WEST
Omaha Dealers May Go to Portland
to Exploit City's In-
The Omaha real estate dealers may go to
Portland this summer for the purpose of
advertising Omaha property. The question
was discussed at a meeting of the Real
Estate exchange Wednesday and many
members spoke in favor of the plan,
although final action was deferred until
next Wednesday. W. H. Green has offered
to conduct the excursion and he said the
rate would be $45 for the round trip. If the
Journey is made It will be In August, when
the Transmississippl Commercial congress
meets In Portland, and those going would
be delegates to the convention.
It was decided to send three or more
representatives of the 'exchange to the
Commercial club excursion July 19, 20, 2
J. B. Piper announced that the New Y'ork
Children's Id society is contemplating tho
establishment of a baby farm In Omaha or
Lincoln and that Inducements have been
made by the latter city to get the society
to take the deserted Western Normal
building there. Lincoln people have offered
to pay half of the cost of the site. Speak
ers on the subject were loth to advocato
that any action bo taken toward securing
the orphanage for Omaha, as It seemed
doubtful to them whether It would not bo
more of a drawback than a help to the city.
The matter will be considered again nt
the next meeting.
A committee was appointed to muke ar
rangements for the annual picnic. It con
sists of Alex Charlton. W. II. Green, W.
H. Gates, J. W. Frenzer and B. P. Bostwick.
22-K wedding rings. Edholm. Jeweler.
Few Thefts on Fourth.
But few losses or thefts Incidental to
Tuesday's celebration have been reported
to the police. A. H. Burr of 27u5 Chicago
street is mourning the loss of seven of hia
thoroughbred chickens, which are valued
at $L'5. While 'Mr. Burr and family were
enjoying the day In some sequestered spot
thieves broke Into his poultry house and
took seven of the best. Williams & Boyes
grading contractors, reported the loss of
two scrapers taken from a lot at Sixteenth
and Howard streets. J. A. Peterson say
he lost a watch at one of the parks.
All of this can be avoided,
however, by the use of Mother' Friend before baby comes, as this
great liniment always prepares the body for the strain upon it, and
preserves the symmetry of her form. Mother's Friend overcomes all the
danger of child-birth, and carries the expectant mother safely through
this critical period without pain. It is woman's greatest blessing.
Thousands gratefully tell of the benefit and relief derived from the
use of this wonderful
book, telling all about
this liniment, will be sent
Til Brilf,i!d Remitter Co., Atliiti
That Made Milwaukee famous.
Phone SIS. Job. Schlitz Brewing Co., 710 South Otb Street, Omaha.
OUR LETTER BOX
Sentlna tne 1'eoiile'a t hureh,
OMAHA, July S.-To the Editor of The
Pee: The seats which have leen used In
the People's church were common, hard
chairs, some of them blackened by the
fire which destroyed the building. Uut
now this church has purchased most com
fortable and beautiful opera chairs, which
will be in use at once; also small folding
chairs for children's department to take
tho place of those burned. These seats
are to be absolute free for all who come,
however poor in this world's goods. Tho
price of these seats is most reasonable.
Will those who know and appreciate our
forta to provWe free Boa(B for tue p,um
people help us meet this sum.
CHARLES W. SAVIDGE.
Pastor People's Church.
JONES PROVOKED PISTILL0
Bye Witness Gives Ills Version of
the Murder of Jonea
Joseph II. Luca called on The Bee
Wednesday morning and requested tho
publication of the following statement
bearir.g Mr. Luca's signature and said by
him to be a true accouht of the shooting
of Charles Jones Tuesday afternoon:
I have read the Item In tho dally morn
ing papers concerning Jones' murder, and
since I waB an eye witness I could justly
plav a critic on the reports. They are
certainly misrepresented concerning the af
fair. Mr. Plstlllo was one of the Tltalian pic
nickers and was merrily enjoying himself
In a gentlemanly way. jusi ueiore tne
murder was committed Plstlllo and quite
a number of young Italians were dancing,
when this Jones, with five companions,
appeared on the scene. They were evi
dently in a rather hilarious and Intoxicated
condition, after they had amused them
selves. The Italians dame In their own
manner. They, Jones and companions,
started to ridicule and make sport of them
in a vprv Inntiltinff and ludicrous manner.
They even went so far as to use language
that I think best to keep from the public.
Then thev advanced toward Plstlllo and
begun to ridicule, Insult and abuse him In
a very disgraceful way. Plstlllo patiently
bore all the Insults thrown upon him by
Jones In particular, but finally, when
Jones picked up a bottle and fired It at
PiBtlllo, which bottle struck the latter
above the templf. his patience evidently
was exhausted und be decided to leave the
plaee. Notwithstanding this. Jones fol
lowed him, ond they met at the gate.
Jones once more started to Insult Plstlllo
with very profane lunguage. Plstlllo s
anger being aroused, ho turned around in
the heat of the moment and tired the fatal
ShThis description and testimony will be
corroborated by several other eye wlt-
ne(S?gned) JOSEPH H. "TCA
1124 Chicago Street.
SUIT FOR HUSBAND'S DEATH
Action Brooitht to Ilecover Money
from Saloon Keeper and
On behalf of Rosa Rezek and three minor
children, Messrs. Smyth & Smith have
brought suit against the Joseph Schlltx
Brewing company to recover $3,000 for the
death of Mrs. Rezek's husband. This Is
the case In which Mrs. Rezek recovered
Judgment for $5,000 against Anton Bazar, a
saloon keeper, and his two bondsmen, Vac
Blaha and Robert Forkel, all of South
As told In The Bee Monday, Mr. 8myth
was unable to get any satisfaction out of
the saloon keeper or his bondsmen when
the sheriff went to levy an execution under
the Judgment. He also failed, on examina
tion before Judge Kennedy, to get a show
ing that they had any property that could
be levied on. The present suit is brought
against the brewing company on the
ground that, working under its Instruc
tions, C. E, W. Nelson, a notary, procured
the two bondsmen to sign bonds for $2,600
each when they were not worth any sum
that could be made to answer for possible
damages, and that the same was there
after filed with the application of Buzar
and accepted by the council.
HUSTLE FOR BUILDING FUNDS
Bnslnesa Men's Committee Will Meet
and Perfect Pinna to Aid
Y. M. C. A.
The citizen's committee of seventy busi
ness men engaged In securing subscriptions
for the new Young Men's Christian assocl- I
tlon building, will meet Thursday at 12:15
v. i- i . . .
t wiC vu.HM.nmu nuu rouma in response
kj mo crtii ui un ciiiiiriiiiui, liowara 11.
Baldrlge. Plans for the committee's work
are well in hand, and when the meeting Is
over each man will have his duty laid out
before him, so that he ca,n begin the same
day the work of raising hia share of the
IG6.000 which Is yet to be secured by July
A number of the association workers well
known In Omaha are here to lend their aid
through the last and busiest days of the
campaign. F. L. Willis, secretary at Wor
cester, Mass., and the former general sec-
Every woman covets a
shapely, pretty figure, and
many of them deplore the
loss of their girlish forms
after marriage. The bearing
of children is often destructive
to the mother's shapeliness.
retary nt Omaha, has been here two days.
C. M. Mayne, general secretary at Lincoln,
and State Secretary J. P. Bailey hava
! arrived. International Field Secretary
Ward, who has been in the east for two
weeks, will lie In Omaha Thursday, in time
for tho meeting of the citixen's committee.
River Hlslna; at Yankton.
YANKTON, 8. D., July 6 (Special Tel
egram.) There is an eight-foot rise In tha
Missouri river here. The river is out of
Its banks and flooding many thousaoid
acres of fertile bottom land. Reports of
losses of live stock and swine are coming
In and great damage to truck gardens on
the bottoms will follow If the rise con
tinues. VERMILLION, 8. D.. July B. (Special
Telegram.)-No Immediate alarm Is felt
over the antics of the Missouri river here.
It can stand four feet of rise yet without
overflowing Its banks. Vermillion river la
out of Its banks In many places. Tha
water rose three feet today. It is the
highest ever known here in July. Resident
of the bottoms are rendy to move out on
short notice of the Big Muddy cute looae.
'TIS a gigantic conspiracy of Coughs,
Colds, etc., against you. Foil It with IV.
King's New Discovery. 60c. and $1.00. For
sulo by Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.
Announcements of the Theaters.
This evening at the Boyd theater Master
Clarke Marshall will be Been In the lend
ing role In "The Flag of Truce," a thrill
ing military drama by the late Joseph
Hanorth. The part that Master Marshall
will take was created In the original pro
duction by Master Tommy Russell, and wm
a decided hit from the first. The- pieco
had a run of over 100 nights In New York
and was generally praised. The Ferris
Stock company will support Master Mar
shall, and the production, which has been
built for 'this occasion. Is complete In every
detail. The piece will run tho rest of tha
"The Lino Beautiful."
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Dining cars, a la carte. Connects at Buf
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For time tables and descriptive mattef
address George Eade. Jr., Western Passen
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Pratt Held to B Murdered
LAKE CITY, la., July 6 '"he cOronor'a
Jury todoy concluded its Inqujst Into the
death of Josiah M. Pratt, a highly re
spected farmer, who on April 21 died
after a brief Illness. The Jury held tho
cause of death was poisoning by arsenlo
administered In small doses and Implicates
the dead man's wife and his hired man,
William Perslng, In the murder.
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