Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 11, 1906, Page 9, Image 9
THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, Ai'KIL 11, 1906. AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA New Citj Council Meets for the Purpose of Organization. WILLIAM T. MARTIN CHOSEN PRESIDENT l.rorif Hanptnnaa F.leeted President Pro Tem, After Watch Btaadlag (ninmltteea Are Ktnrd-Rid on Patrol Wagoa. The urw city council met yesterday af Tnoon at S for the purpose of organixa .lon. Wben.dhe council met it appeared that all the rumored differences aa to the presidency had been adjusted satlsfactor lly. William T. Martin was chosen presi dent and Oeorge Hauptman, president pro tern. The standing committees were agreed upon by the council. They are as follows: Finance and claims: Bulla, Duffy and Hauptman. Judiciary: Bulla. Heffilnaer and Duffy. Streets and alleys: Vosacek, Hauptman mid Bulla. 'Kdllwsr'. telegraph and telephone: Hauptman, Martin and Vosacek. Plre and water: Duffy, Hauptman and I Irfflinger. Street lighting: Martin, Bulla and Duffy. Putrllc property and buildings: Duffy, 1 1 Auplnmn and oss?ek. Printing: Hulls. Martin anil HefTllnger. License; Vosacek, Hauptmiin and Duffy. Ohsrlty: Hefrilngcr. Martin and Bulla. Following the selection of the commltteea The. council proceeded to the transaction at business. Several motions were in triifluoed and narried. It was discovered a rerward 'that there was a rule of pro cedure, thns transgressed and therefore, nil the motions passed were illegal. The council adjourned to meet again at -. m. for the. purpose of receiving bids on the new patrol wagon and the chief's buggy. Two bids were received, the first from Fred Gourney & Pons, agreeing to rurnlxh a buggy for $190 and an open patrol for-$6, or a closed patrol for $7X5. The second bid was that of Karbach and com pany of Omaha. They agreed to furnish the wagon for 1643 with steel tires and with . rifbber tires and added appliances, fW. Their bid on the chief's buggy was $170. The bids were referred to the com mittee of fire, and water. ..It was decided to strike the record of the business transacted during the afternoon session Tram the minutes of the council, since the motions were found to be Illegal. ,Tha council then adjourned to the time of regular; session, Monday evening, April 16. '"' Track worker Killed. M. J.- Dunn, Thirty-ninth and M streets, was rUn over by a freight train and killed yesterday afternoon In the Burlington yards.. Dunn la a section ninn In the em ploy'. of the Burlington road. While at fcnrk . tightening some nuts of the fish plates ..which - bind the rails together he was .sluing on the rail, near Thirty-sixth and J streets. A stock train whs being backed Into the yards and he fulled to sec Ms approach. The wheels of the train passed, over '.Ills legs, cutting them both off )os4 to the body. The Brewer ambu lance was called and hurried to the place. Fred Ferro made a hasty compress for the wounded limbs and rushed him to the South Omaha hospital. Here It Boon developed .mat yie snocx was too mucn ror the un- ortujiate man to endure and he died at about 6 p. m, Heafy A Heafy took charge of ''the" body and notified the coroner. It Is likely that an Inquest will be held. The (liberal arrangements will be made later. The man. leaves a wife and six children. He Jiad heen working for the company for several years. ( roles to Celebrate. .The members of the National Polish alii ame held u meeting last Sunday afternoon for tho purpose of arranging for the great estv.yitrt-rtUyliisUiry- of the Polish peo ple, the .Independence day, or the day of the declaration of the constitution of May ' ; X .rfftf., The Bona of Poland also assembled wih them and the two orders will unite In the guht observances which will be held on'-Sunday, May 30. This organisation . Is -the strongest of any of the patriotic orders ,of tlis Polish people and the arrangements for this celebration will be on a large Scale. '. Work for Tax Collector. One of the, latest offices established prior to The office announced by Mayor Thonius Doctor Is that of city tax collector. This has been In operation since June 'Si, 1M, a.ud the office lias been under the manage Client of K. E. K. Rldgeway aince that time It has been his special business to look after aud collect delinquent personal taxes, Bine -the office was created $1S,W!.T3 has been collected. Magic City Gossip. . U. .1. Talbot has gone to Rapid City, 8. D. He will return the latter part of the ' wees.. Coke Alexander, general manager of the Produce Hhlppers' Dispatch, is in the city on a business trip. . Maglo CJty King's Daughters will meet - witn- Mrs. D.' L,. Holmes, 3M3 K street Thursday afterioon. Mrs. Roy Davis of Gibbon, an old unlver . Slty trlund of Miss Mabel 1. Thomas, Is visiting wita tier tins weeg. . The calico ball of the Dogree of Honor will be. one of tin bills of entertainments tor ims evening at the Workmen temple. '.:"Ue great minstrel effort of the Fraternal I. lie assoclut Ion will be given tonight a fie Ancient Order of I'nited Workmen tern . P'e. .-William Rlcht. one of the Injured of the -street car wreck, was able to leave the wutli iMiiuha hospital tor his home enter ty John-Rollins whs fined $10 and costs ves tery for assault and battery. He struck a uoioied man over the head mih a re voiver. Clover Lnf camp Xo. $ of the Roval NelghlMra will give a high five party '-Thursday evening. Ref reshments will be served . .Mrs. t K. Campbell entertained Rev. and ilrc fi. 1.. Wlieeler and their son. Perrv MeD . and Mrs. lucy Kails at dinner last evening, R. M Mclaughlin was called to Iowa ..In the Utter part of last week U attend j.he burial of his mother. He has returned lti' this city., .'lie annual meeting of the South Omaha Jiint t'sr. Inspection us.icclallon will be held in the Boulh Omaha Kxchunge build lit, the afternoon at 2 p. m. Mrs. K. B. Bhugart's mother, Mrs. I'htpps of Michigan, who has been visll , Inn wfth her daughter for some time past, Juts' ret til nd .to her Michigan hou-ie. Min. trunk; R. I.ee, who has been ill tm: some time and who underwent an op eration at h -r pome last taturduy after noon, is reported as well as expected under i..o clrciuitaiances. The liiipi-rsi.uations of Mr. Frances Car UO KHMIK VI' uritt:. " PROPOSAL. FOR INDIAN SCPPIJKS. - ocpat iinent of tile liileiior. Office of ln ii.jii AtTaiis. Wasuinglon, L). C, March -H, U"". T khJ proposals, plainly maikeu. ..a Ue oiHSitir of the envelope: "Proposal lor rubber .uix-ds, boots and shoes," etc., t!.e is may be, and rul ren.sed to tlie ' V.oinoitkiiiHier of Indian A ft airs, Wuahing-l-'ii, l. V will be received at the Indian oilice until 2 o'clock p. . ni. of Thursday, (jnli l, iao, and thin opened, for fur- Mushing the Indiun service with rubber (!, bails and shoe, hardware and med ic:. I upplk-B- be.i led proposals. plainly ,i arkeo oi the outside of tlie envelope: 'ProHW. fjr crockery, furniture," etc., hs toe cae may be. and addrted to tlie ' Voinmnsiouer of Indian Affairs, Washing Ion, D. C," ill be itceived at the Indian alive Uiilil 2 o cloik p. m. of Tuesday, May 1, !4, and tueu opened, for furnishing the Indian service with crockery, agricultural i-iipl.Miients, paluu, oil, glass, tinware, Mtgons, harness, leather, shoe findings, Ki.i.llri y, etc., school supplies and a long list of miscellaneous a rue lea. Bids must be made out on government blanks. fohrdHlee- giving all ne easary Information for bidders will be furnished on applica tion to the India ofllce, Washington, D. " ':- Hie C. 8 l nllan Warehouses at New Voig City; Chicago. III.; St. Ixuis. Mo., and Omaha, Neh. Tlie department re krea the right to select any and all bids. VI an part ul auy Lia. I . u. 1J.L1T, JlUoU Commissioner. ter were ell received by the Bnuth Omaha people at the high sehool auditorium isst night. A good-elr.ed crowd was present. Many of the numbers were applauded until an encore was given. F.rnest Duncan. John Pierson. Willie Feeney and Charles Kamma, the four boys who were detected as the perpetrators of several minor burglaries of late, were all sentenced to trms in the state reforma tory. All of the boys pleaded guilty to the charges. Thursday evening at I p. in. there will be a meeting of the Relive membership of the Young Men's Christian assoclstlon to settle some matters looking forward to the annual election of directors. May 1. Every active member Is expected to be present. The present board of directors will meet the same evening. There was a social entertainment of the Century Dlterarv club yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. M. Hchlndel. About thirty of the women were present and en joyed the plans of their genial hostess for their amusement. One of the features was a guessing game of authors which the club has been studying for some time past. Re freshments were served snd the party con tinued from 2:30 to 6 p. m. PAINTERS INCREASE FORCES Workmen Continue to Lrste shops and Join the t nlon len on strike. I-alsjr Temple was filled with sulking nainters Tuesday and the utmost confi dence prevailed among the men that they would be able to get their demands trom the bosses. The lenders were working among the painters of the different shops where the men had not gone out and suc ceeded in pulling off the eight men em ployed by Fuchs A Kucha. Thirty men are out from the shop of Henry Uhtnan and about the same number from Ruther ford & Jensen. The Master Painters' have prepared the following statement for the puhlie infor mation, which contains the contract offered by the union for their signature: To the Public: A statement from the business agent of the Painters union, hav ing been published In .he dally papers, claiming that the only contention between the members of this union and ineir em ployers was the mere matter of a small Increase In pay. This is not the. case. The fact that tunny of our employes have for many months received that regular scale of wages, and the following nrtlcln of agreement presented to us for our ac ceptance (hut which we have reiusen 10 agree to) will clearly snow, ami we nuonni this proposal for the consideration of thosi who desire to know the true facts of the case. J. A. Anderson, T. J. Beard & Bro., F. H. Craig, Fuchs & Fuchs, Hunt Klllott, H. A. Kosters. Charles Kle.vla, Henrv Bchoenen. Rutherford & Jensen, Stevenson & Coon, H. Dchmsn Son MAHTER PAINTKRS AND DECORA TORS ASSOCIATION. CilARLFS G. HP NT. President. W. 8. WEDUE, Secretary. An agreement aa contained In the follow ing nine articles has thla day been entered Into by the undersigned master painters of Omaha (hereinafter to be known as the party of the first part) and local union No. 109 of the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America (with headquarters at Kafayette, Ind., party of the second part). This said following agreement to go into effect on the first day of April, and to be In force and effect to the first day of April, 1907: Article I Eight hours shall constitute a day's work, same to be counted from 8 o'clock a. m. to 6 o'clock p. in., with one hour Intermission, via., from l. o ciock m. to 1 o'clock p. m. Article II The minimum scale oi wages to be paid Journeymen palntera and paper hanger during the existence of this agree ment shall be 42H cents per hour. Article HI The party of the first part agrees, to employ none but union men In good standing In the Brotherhood of Paint ers snd Decorators of America, with head quarters at Lafayette, Ind., and will rec ognlxe no Credentials or working card ex cept that Issued by the local branch of the above named national organisation. Article IV Pay for time and one-nair shall be allowed on all overtime. Over time to mean all work performed after 5 o'clock p. m., also work on Sunday, Christ, mas day, July 4 and Saturday afternoon. On the first Monday in September, known as Labor day, no work uuaei- any pretense ahall be allowed. . Article V All Journeymen palntera 'and paper hangers ahall receive In full on Sat urday alter la in. oi eacn weea an money earned and due them up to and Including Friday Immediately preceding. Article VI It is also agreed that all preparatory work, such as sand papering wood wora. scraping ore oia wan paper, washing off kalsnmlne, slxlng and prepar ing walls for hanging paper or painting, shall be done exclusively by members of organisation of Dartv of second part. Article VII Journeymen painters and paper hangers, when employed outside the city, to receive railroad fare and hotel ex nenses. Article VIII The party of the flrat purt aarees not to discriminate against any of Us employes on account of aotlve partici pation in the affairs of the party ot tne second Dart. Article IX In the event that at any time party of the second part 1 unable to fur nish sufficient competent men belonging to their order, when called upon to do so, the said party of the first part shall have permission to employ nonunion workmen. provioea saiu nonunion worameu niase no mediate application for membership to or ganisaliou of party of the second part. CHURCH ATHLETIC LEAGUE Final Me us In Organisation that Is to Bind Voang Churchmen nd Sports. The Church and Sunday School Athletic league of Omaha was the name of the new organisation which waa adopted at a meet Ing held Tuesday night In the Young Men's Christian association rooms to adopt a constitution and by-laws. The name waa changed from that first Intended so as to Include some of the older members of the Sunday schools and some of the younger members of the churches who might wish to Join the league. The constitution of the leHgue provides that base ball, basket ball, track and field events, bowling, cal- isthxilcs and gymnasium work will be taken up as tlie season for these events rolls around. The officers were elected ut tlie meeting held last Friday night and the meeting last night was simply to adopt a constitution and by-laws. The enthusiasm allowed the league had come to slay, as several of j the pastors present expressed It aa their opinion the league would fill a long felt want In their clmrelie. especially In re gard to the young people. Buys' Interests are lurgely physical and it has been found necessary to meet boys along physical and social lines In order to hold their tnterest In the work. The church hitherto lias con cerned Itself to teuchlng the boy the Bible and rpiritiial things, but the experleii'-e has been a good teacher and the Omaha Sunday schools will follow the example taught by some of Hie eastern cities, which have added sporta and gymnastics aa a means of preparing the boy more thoroughly for every day activities. WEST CRIESF0R LABORERS Snaar Beet I. rotters tannot F.astly Supply Demand fur Their Large Crops. "laborer are needed all through toe west, and I am here to secure 1,200 for work on our new factory at Billings and to go Into the sugar beet fields," said Ed mund Simmons, manager of the new sugar bdrt factory at Billing. "We have the foundation In for that factory, which will represent an oujlay of $1.26n,0G0, and the structural work la up on some of the buildings. The new factory will have a capacity of l.Suu tona per day aud we have contracted for beets, so we must have the factory completed by September 1. We must have 10 workers there by May 1. Laborers get as high as Jo cents an hour In Billings, the workers In tlie field work ing ou a different basis." . Itrge parties of men are dally going through the Omaha stations for work In tlie west. One party of seventy-five went j west on the V'nion Pacific Tuesday morning j sua anotntr isigs party on tnt Burlington. CITY CORCIL PROCEEDINGS Bond Issue Fails to Brine Premium for First Time in Years. EFFECT OF STRINGENT EASTERN MONEY City Treasurer Recommends ale to pltser A Co., the Sole Bidders, and Ills Adilee Is Accepted. For the rlist time in a number of years no better than par was bid for a large issue of bonds by the city of Omaha. Treasurer Hennings reported to the council last night that Spitaer Co. of Toledo was the sin gle bidder, offering to take an Issue of $110, WHO special Improvement bonds, running from one to nine years and bearing interest at 4 per tent. He said he attributed the lack of competition to the present state of the money market. He remarked that ns the city has a $17o,0n0 sale of special lnnd renewals ahead In his opinion It would be well to accept the single bid and the coun cil accepted the advice and approved the sale. Rids on rermnnent Sidewalks. Division of the city Into four districts lor the construction of permanent sidewalks did not bring the comiietltlrtn expected. No proposals were received for district No. 3, two for No. 4 snd only one each for Nob. 1 and 2. All the bids, which were as fol lows, were referred to the city engineer: Artificial Orad Sume. Brick. Ins. Cts. Cts. Cls. John O'Donahtie, No. 4.. 14 ll' '-'n A. J. Stanley. No. 4 1V 1U :l" Hans J. Peterson, No. 2 lft 11 2ft A. J. Stanley, No. 1 li?4 ll'i 0 "It would be unfair to make awards on those figures." said Councilman Hoye. "One part of the city would be getting sidewalks cheaper than another. There 1? a big lack of competition." "The results are not satisfactory," said Engineer Rosewater. "It Is possible that the difference In price Is due to the value of property in the different districts, as the taxes are dependable upon each Individual parcel of realty concerned. The lower prices are satisfactory, but the higher ones ate not." City Electrician Michaelsen's plan for re placing the gaxoline lamps with electric lights without additional cost was referred to the street lighting committee. Pay for Election Officers. A resolution was adopted raising the pay of the primary election officers from $'! to $6 for their services. An attempt to fix the pay of the special election policemen at 25 cents an hour, beginning with 5 o'clock on the morning of election day. failed because Councilman Hoye made certain inquires. "What time do these policemen usually report back to your office?" he asked. 'At all hours of the night and some as late as 11 o'clock the next morning. ' was the reply from the clerk. "We do our best to get them to report early." 'If they do not report until late the next morning I know that they take the ballot boxes home with them and come In when they get ready." said Hoye. "I don't see why the city should pay them 26 cents an hour while they Bleep." The other councilmen agreed with him. Efforts will be made to find out how many hours each policeman actually was on duty and make the remuneration on an equitable basis. A. C. Powers and W. F. Cowger were named as custodians of voting machines at $5 a day for the May election. Bonds for n Workhooae. The ordinance proposing the submission of the question of Issuing $46,J0 bonds for buying a site and building a workhouse waa Introduced and referred. Councilman Huntington expressed a doubt as to Its le gality, saying he believed the amount of bonds which the city could Issue in a single years was already used up or ar ranged to be tor 1906. An ordinance of which no one seemed to know anything about was Introduced, proposing to vacate all the streets and al leys In Rivervlew Park addition east of the Burlington tracks, the appraisement of the land and sale to abutting property owners. An ordinance was introduced seeking to repeal a city law, providing that the signa tures of property owners within l.nuo feet is necessary, to build a structure for the man ufacture or storage of gas. City's Balance Sheet. Comptroller Lobeck submitted the follow ing statement of city cash and funds checked : Cash In drawer Checks for deposit Balances In Banks City funds: First National iw.71ti.Sd Merchants National !.IW4.i4 Nebraska National iK,8.Vi.JS Omaha National S8.112.13 P. 8. National H.247.n5 Kountse Bros., New York 2J,lt6.4j- K.M4.04 2.465.59 457.U.5 Schonl funds: First National 2.151.IS! Merchants National l.rmt.a Omaha National till.94 l 8. National J.H72.7X Knunts Bros., New York 343.B5 tUW.ISl Police relief fund: Merchants Nationul 2.ii.!M) I". S. National l,7Ki.U 4.47.V1S Ppeclal fund: First National ll.lwu.ts Merchants National 24,41ii.ti7 Nebrpska National 2S.outl.ou Omaha National 2b,000.(i l S. National 27,41.(i7- 115,83a.;i4 Total funds on hand $594.9!9.1I READY MICHAELSEN'S PLAN Srlienie for Snbatltntlng F.leetrle I.lgnt fur lias In pntsklrls Available Sow. City Electrician Michaelsen's plan for substituting the 0 gasoline lamps in the outskirts of the city by electric lights has been ready for the council, which ordered it, for more than a week. It provides for eighty-eight aro lamps and fifteen lncan descents, costing altogether a year without deducting the I per cent royalty on gross business. I'nder the proposed price of $2 the gasoline lamps would cost $7,0110. The electrician asserts that under his plan much belter lighting will be given than by the old scheme. While making a personal investigation of the ground he was besieged by complainants who had all manner of kicks on the gasoline lighting. Ha found these lamps lighted at various hours of the day, but the people affected told hbn many burned very little at night. Councilmen in the outlying wards say they have heard this story from their constit uents time without number, and they are anxious to clean out the gasoline lighting altogether. I.o tea Llf Breaking; Horaes. BiOl'X FAIiLS, 8. D April lO.-(Special ) While engaged In breaking a team of broncho ponies on the Hollenbeck ranch, In Lyman county. Bert Davis was In stantly killed and hla companion, Clark Hollenbeck, waa seriously injured. The two young men lost control of the ani mals, which ran away. They turned sharply, overturning the wagon and the occupants were caught beneath the ve hicle, which crushed the Ufa out of Davis and dangerously Injured Hollenbeck. Many lros Dead from so-called heart trouble, when the real cause is acuta Indlgeatlon. easily curable by Electric Fitters, M cents. For sale by BhermBB atcConntll tIUg Co- 03 R LETTER 191 Clancy at the Bnt. OMAHA, April 9. WOK. To the Editor of The Bee: In your Isene of April a you quote Mr. F. D. Wead as' saying that "the rail roads only y about M.nw fur taxes at present for all tlie vsliiiible property they own and use in thiy.city." This is a gross misstatement. The fact la that instead of all the railroads paying -) "only about $.1.nun," the Cnion Pacific alone in 1M3 paid Into the city treasury of Omaha on Its properly In Omaha locally assessed the sum of $l-t'9.11 nd made a tender of payment of $T'49 44 In addition on the portion of Its rroperty In Omaha assessed by the State Board of Equalisation and Assess ment, making an amount paid by the t'nlsn Pacific alone more than four limes greater than Mr. Wead says was paid by all the railroads. I'nder the law the city of Omaha is en titled to one-half of the road tax levied by the county on Omaha property and the amount tendered for this purpose by thu I'nlon Pacific was $l(i3.2ft. The Union Pa cific, therefore, actually paid Into the city treasury of Omaha In 1!5 the sum of $12. 46S.11 and made a tender of payment of $1,flf2.K4 in addition, while the total tax as sessed amounted to $19. 775. 13. Nor do these sume Include any part of the state school fund, a fund apportioned on a per capita basis and obtained by levying a tax on all the taxable assets of the state. That real estate used for right-of-way and depot grounds Is eliminated from local assessment and Is liable for taxes on dis tributive value is true. On the theory that each mile of railroad Is as valuable as every other mile and that terminal facilities are for the reception, routing and distribution of traffic at converging points for the whole line, the law requires uniform mileage val uation, and this is obtained by assembling all the assets Into a total sum and dividing such sum or amount by the number of miles of main track. Thus, while real es tate In Omaha used for right-of-way and depot grounds Is valued and assessed by the state board, It nevertheless is subjected to taxation along every mile of main line in the state. It does not escape taxation, as has repeatedly been staled, but pays trib ute In proportion to Its value in every po litical subdivision from the Missouri river to the Wyoming state line. II. J. CDANCT, Assistant Tax Commissioner. The Mormon ttnrstlon. OMAHA. April 10. To the Editor of The Bee: Because of a request to have the relative positions of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints and the Latter Day Saints more fully understood,' I wish to state the Reorganised Latter Day Saints, who in Utah are called "Josephltes," are a great assistance to the "Gentile" (evangelical I churches, because of their opposition to the Latter Day Saints. "Brlghamltes," In regard to "blood atonement" mid polygamy, as well as the "Adam god" Idea. Elder Chase of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints has preached In Salt Lake City, on Second South by the Kenyon hotel, every night for weeka, and at the end of each service has permitted any one to ask questions and has denounced "blood atone ment" and polygamy In the strongest terms and In a manner no "Gentile" minis ter would have dared to do, because the "Josephlte" knew lie had to a certain extent the sympathy of the people because he, too. believed in the book of Mormon. I believe If 100 "Joaephltes" were in Utah and Idaho all the time, as preaching elders, It would be a' strong ally to the forces which are oppdiliia.UliV positions taken and the assuniptirtr,pf the Latter -Day Snlnt (Brlghaml4w,.3MMn"tiB'.e-- C. W. HKJG1NS. Cull U Nebraska . Tenae. OMAHA, April 10, JfltXL To the Editor of The Bee: Recently there appeared some thing ,in your columns as to change of name for Sixteenth street, which It was proposed to call Broadway. Why not call this thoroughfare Nebraska avenue? There la a name that is. fitting in every sense, one that would mean something, and would commend Itself to all the people of tho state. Then, to make Nebraska avenue a sub ject of talk all over the country, let tlie merchants treat Its lighting as Los An geles merchants do. their Broadway and St. Paul merchants are to treat their 81xth si n et. In the California city eleven blocks of Broadway are made like fairy land by means of over LWt lights, aggregating 60,ooo candle power. l.os Angeles claim it Is the most brilliantly lighted street In the world. In the Minnesota city committees are'now working among the business men of Sixth street for a similar . illumination. This thoroughfare .bears the same relation to the other business streets of St. Paul that Sixteenth street does to the. other Omaha busineos streets, exactly. The proposal la to Install the "fairyland" system at u minimum cost of $1.35 for Installation and $1.35 per foot for street frontage per year for maintenance. Thi Is to be borne partly by the merchants ill the blouks to bo lighted, aud a committee is handling each block. The city Is to be asked to bear part of the expense, as the stationary corner lamps and the swinging arc lights are not to be dispensed with. In Los Angeles the property owners stood the cost of installing and the tenants pay the bills for lighting. A brilliantly illuminated Nebraska avenue would no doubt soon be followed In Omaha by an equally enticing display on Farnani. Such a tremendous blase of light as this system contemplates would be a revelation to we'uns accustomed only to the ordinary plan of illuminating the streets. R. GET IN AND THEN QUALIFY Oruer of Business Pursued by South Oiaaha Democrats ltu Heter ence to Holding; Office. Several of the reform candidates elected to city offices at the recent election in Boulh Omaha have Joined tlie ranks of the land-buying squad which was started dur ing the primaries In Omaha by candidates who wanted to qualify by becoming free holders. Tuesday Joseph Duffy and Fred Hefflinger, newly elected members of tho council, filed deeds of property in South Omaha. In both cases Balthas Jetter, presi dent of the Jetter Brewing company, wn the grantor. The considerations were $iou and $H respectfully. John F. Cot rigan. who waa chosen a member of the school board, filed a deed tha latter part of last week, the property being conveytd to him by J. J. Ryan, the consideration being $j00 with a $3)0 mortgage running to Mr. Ryan. In all three instances the deeds were dated prior to the election, which waa April 3. FIRE RECORD. 4 alcaa Paint Faetosy. CHICAGO, April 10.-Tha plant of tha George W. Pitkin PaJnt Manufacturing company, at Pulton and Carpenter streets waa destroyed by fre today. Nina fam ilies, occupying farm buildings adjoining tha plant, were driven from home by the flames. A eertee of explosion made diffi cult the work of tha firemen. The loss la estimated at fa, CAUSE OF SLUMP IN BUTTER Dairy Commission Sends Representative to Market to InTestirate. MEANS MILLIONS TO PEOPLE OF STATE In Unite ef Derisions of the Coons Insarance Com pa lea Cootlene to Insist on the Board l a tea I'rnlt In Fine Condition. (From a Staff Correspondent.) DKS MOINES. April 10. (Special.) As sistant State Dairy Commissioner W. S. Suitrzo of Manchester, la., has gone to New York to discover If possible why Iowa Iihs lost $2.0rt),on( within the past several months by the slump In the price of butter. It Is asserted that It Is due to the quality of butted shipped from the state, and to discover the cause he will test all butter In the butter market In New York City. The price of butter Is now but 21 cents a pound Including the freight charges and there are feara that It will go atlll lower. Ry testing the butter It la asserted thai the reason can be d"tected. There are claims that It la dne to the centralising I plants, which ship cream a long distance before it is made Into butter. Others as sert the cows are not fed the proper ration. Mr. Sniarxo lias resigned his position as nssistant state commissioner and has taken a position under the civil service of the government, the position being a new de parture, crested for the special purpose. The butter of all western stHtes Will be tested. II is the elsim of dairyman -that all western states have lost heavily be cause of the Inferior quality of the butter shipped. Mr, Smar7.o will have several assistants In the work. His resignation was given to Dairy Commissioner Wright today and he leaves tonight for New York City. "Countess" Is Identified. John Pinnegar of What Cheer, la., ap peared at the police station In tills city today and asserted that Hattie Pinnegar, who has been masquerading at Colfax and other Iowa towns as the "Countess of Bellemar." Is his daughter. The girl wss placed under arrest here yesterday, but on representations of her father, she was turned over to him. Mr. Pinnegar told the chief of police that eighteen years ago he gave his daughter to hts sister to raise and soon after lost all track of them un til he saw In the papers of her arrest yesterday. Miss Pinnegnr had with her when arrested a four week's old bsby, whom she declared was "Lady Margue rite." her heiress. 8he declares that It Is I her own child, but the police do not be lieve her. Not knowing whose child It Is she has leen allowed to keep it. It Is be lieved she, has Induced some one to give It to her on the belief that she Is a real countess. tick to Board Rates. Notwithstanding the declplon of the I'nited States supreme court In sustslnlny the constitutionality of the Iowa law re garding board Insurance rates, one Insur ance company out of tlie state today re turned to Its agent policies written at less than the board rates. This Is taken as evidence that the companies propose to hold to the board rates and may be the basis for further Investigation on the part of the legislative Insurance commission, which meets in this city Thursday to be gin an investigation. First Frnll Heuort. The first monthly report by tlie secre tary of the Stale Horticultural department was made today and shows that the condi tion of the fruit at this time Is satisfactory and the Slntement is made that if the fa vorable" weather conditions continue . the fruit crop will be large and fine. The high est average for fruit In April was reached in 1901, when the average was Si per cent. The report at this time shows apples to be 91 per cent, pears fC, ' American plums 9:', European plums K, Japanese plums 80, cherries 84. peaches 7T, grapes 87, raspber ries til. blackberries &7, black raspberries SI, strawlierries 91. WHEAT ABOVE THE AVERAGE April Crop Report leaned by (isms inrnt Shows Condition of W inter W beat. WASHINGTON, April lo.-The crop re porting board of the bureau of statistics of tho Department ' of Agriculture, from the reports of the correspondents and agents of the bureau, finds the average condition of winter wheat on April 10 tu have been $9.1, against 91 on April 1, 1905; 76.5 at the corresponding date in 1904, und 81.1. the mean of the April averages of tlie last ten years. The following table shows for the principal winter wheat states the averages of condition on April 1, the corresponding averages one year ago and the mean of the corresponding averages of the last ten y.-srs: April 1, April I, lv-year STATES. Kansas Missouri Nebraska California Indiana Illinois Ohio Pennsylvania ... Oklahoma Texas Michigan United Stales . . low. 19u6. average. Hi at 91 91 92 91 at 84 t 92 7 91 T 87 84 HI M.I 91 ! i9l V) 91 SJ 9.1 as tz at 9 94 91. e The average condition of winter rye ou April 1 was fto.9, against 9LM on April 1, 19fto, and 88 4. the mean of the April aver ages of the last ten years. NEW UNION PACIFIC DIRECTOR Officials of Eastern Lines Elected to Fill Vacancies Canaed by Healauntious. NEW YORK. April 1(1 The board of di rectors of the Union Pacific Railroad com pany today elected as directors Albert J. Earllng, president of the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul railroad; David WIU cox. president of the Delaware Hudson Railroad company, and Robert Ooelet. They fill the vacancies in the Union Pa clfic directorate caused by the resignations of O. H. Kahn, Jacob H. SchlfT and Jam"s H. Hyde. Baroness Bussehe Recovering. WASHINGTON, April 10,-Baioneas Bussehe, wife of the counselor of the Ger man embassy. Baron Bussehe, who hsS been dangerously 111 for more than a week. Is recovering rapidly and her physicians say she Is now out of danger. Her condi tion Is still such, however, that she will probably not be able for some time to go on the European trip which she and her husband were about to make at the time she was taken ill. Appointment on Fair Bonrd. PIERRE, 8. D.. April 10. (Special Tele gramsGovernor El rod has appointed J. W. Campbell of Huron aa member of the State Board of Agriculture to fill the vacancy cauaed by the death of John H. King. LOCAL BREVITIES. Mia. Zatda J. Dlmond haa filed an unw t and cross petition in the auit of her hus band, Dana L. Diamond for divorce, fthe charges him with abusing her and with failure to rapport her and her children. She aaka tha custody f lbs cUUdien and 11, ( aavmcmy- Compiles with th pure food law of every state BAKING II P 1 1 Til Calumtt is made flCWS. I H tft,to tn eirt, a4 makes light, easfly digested """' Bread. Biscuits t Pastrv: therefore, it is recom mended by leading physicians and chemists. FPnimMV ,n 'nir Cilaaiel you are always assured .UUHUII $ fixi bsking: therefore, there Is no waste of mmmmmmmm material or tine. Cslomet is put np ia alr-tlght Powder oa power. 1 the CURRENT LITERATURE. "Cache I Potidre: The Rontsnce of a Tenderfoot in the Days of Custer," by Herbert Myrick, is a story of ltfe In north ern Colorado, Wyoming and Montana In the early 'Tne. The author is the widely known editor and publisher of several sgrl c :i It urn I Journals. M.iny of tlie pictures are reproduced from oil paintings by tunic of the leading artists of the country and many are of people still living, while there are characteristic notes In tlie appendix about them. This Is oniy one of the many ways In which this book is different froM any other story, novel or historical ro mance, but these same peculiarities make tlie work very human and true to the life actually lived by the makers of Colorado and of the northwest in the days of Custer. In fact, tho book leads up to all the mys teries, glory and criticlun that have been accorded to Custer and his men, upon which subject Herbert My rick Is the one final authority. The book Is an artistic 1 piece of work and comes from the press of the Orange Judd company. The coming of Easter is heralded In the current Issue of Donahoe's Magar.ine in poems, pictures and stories. A particularly fine feature Is the poem "The Risen Christ" by Susan 1. Emery. Printed In colors and illustrated by sixteen page plates, this is a beautiful tribute to the season. Other fea tures of timely interest are "The Centenary of the Baltimore Cathedral'' by Henry Morgan, "The King and Future Queen cf Spain" by Ben Hurst, "The Coming of Spring" by Alice McDermott and "An Im pressionist Sketch of Plus X" by Marie Donegan Walsh, all fully illustrated. In 1SSJ the firm of Munrue Francis, In Boston, produced what was culled "The Only True Mother Goose Melodies, Without Addition or Abridgement, Embracing Also a Reliable Life of the Goose Family." A number of Imprint editions of those orig inal Jlnglea with their profusion of quaint. well-executed black wood cuts were pro duced by different book sellers, and gave enjoyment to thousanda of children and their elders. A great many people of ad vaneing age have It distinct recollection of this book, but It has long been out of print and copies have become very scarce and valuable. Mra. Harriet Blackstone C. But ler, a well-known member of the Daughters of th American Revolution, possessed a carefully treasured copy, and when tills IS DISEASE Not ao very long ago, a popular magazine published an editorial article In which the writer asserted, lti sub stance, that all disease should be re garded as criminal. Certain it is, that much of tha sickness and suffering of mankind is due to tha violation of cer tain of Nature's laws, which, if under stood and implicitly followed, would result in the Drevention of much of the sickness and suffering of humanity. But to say that all sickness should be regarded as criminal, must, on a little sober reflectim. appeal to every rea sonable and intelligent individual as radically wrong. Thousands suffer from contagious and infectious diseases mntit innocently and uuconsclously contracted. Other thou sands suffer and die of cancerous affec tions, the cause of which no medical man has yet been wise enough to fer ret out and determine, and which can not, therefore, be avoided. Then too, many times stress of circumstances compel people to expose themselves to various disease-producing ageuclea, such as malaria, bad air in overheated factor ies, coal mines, snd many other situations, and surely those who suffer therefrom should not be branded as criminals. In-so-far as disease is contracted or brought on one's self from harmful ex cesses, over-eating, intemperance and other like Indigencies and debauchery, we think, with our editor friend, that It should be regarded as little less than criminal. On tha other hand, we think it would be harsh, unsympathetic, cruel, yes criminal, to condemn tha poor, weak, over-worked housewife who sinks tinder the heavy load of household cares and burdens which she Is obliged to struggle 11 along under until she succumbs .to the j used alcohol, in its make-up. In this con strain and over-exertion, and suffers from 1 neciion it msy n be out of place to state weakuesses. various displacements of pelvic organs and other derangements peculiar to her sex. The too frequent bearing of children, with its exacting demands upon the sys tem, coupled with the care, worry and labor of rearing a large family, ia often the ratisa of weakness, derangements and debility which the mother has to bear and which are aggravated by tbe many household cares, and the hard, and never ending work which she is called upon to perform. Dr. Pierre, the maker of that world-famed remedy for women's peculiar Ills Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription says that one of the greatest obstacles to tha cure of this class of maladies is the f set that tha poor, overworked housewife can not get the needed rest from her many household cares and labor to enable her to secure from the use of his " Pres cription " Its full benefits. It is a matter of frequent experience, ha says, in his extensive practice in these case, to meet with those In which his treatment fails by reason of the patient's inability to ab stain from hard work long enough to ba cured. With those suffering front pro- lapsus, ante-version and retro-version oi tne uterus or other displacement of the womanly organs, it is very neces sary that, (n addition to taking his "Fa vorite Prescription" they abstain from being very much, or for long periods, on their feet. All heavy lifting or straining of any kind ahould also be avoidnd. As much out-door air aa possible, with mod erate, light exercise is also very import ant. It la Dr. Pierce's observation that many housewives suffer much in a weakened condition of their system from too close confinement ln-doors. Often tha kitchen, where they spend moat of their time, is illy ventilated and the bad air and over heating thereof act moat unfavorably - upon the woman's strength, until she ends herself suffering from various weak nesses attended by backache, bearing down pains, or dregglng-down sensations that are extremely hard to bear. A ca tarrhal, pelvic drain, of most debilitating and disagreeable nature, is a common ayajptow of the congested or Inflame CALUMET POWDER of the finest materials po- can: It willXeeplonger than any other Halting tne market and has more raiting nnillllCT Is !o carefully aadsclea It B I.U MCI tltlcally rrepsred that the netirtalir.atloa el rnsredient I absolutely oerfert. Therefore, food prepsrea wttli Cslawet Is free from Rochelle Salts, Alum, or any Injurious substance. $1,000.00 given for any substance la- jurious to ncaito louna im ni '"SJ l jiw r:n timnr came to the notice of Dr. Edward Everett Hnle be enthusiastically urged Ita reproduc tion, and proved his great Interest In ths matter by writing an entertaining Introduc tion. The' work of reproducing- has' been perfectly done and the book la aura, of wide circulation, as It will bring back child hood days to a great number who will In turn wish the children of the present day to know what their parents or grandparents enjoyed. It ought to meet with all tbe fa vor that Dr. Hale expecta for It. Published by Lathrop. Iee & Bhepard company. In ".Mrs. Tree's Will," Eaura E. Rich ards dips deep into tlie real Stirling New England character, with all Us originality, tiunlntness. delightful oddities and severely local limitations. The personages so real istically drawn are real odd, quaint, primi tive products of their mek-ribhed environ ment, most evidently drawn from the con scientious study of veritable living origi nals. Nor Is this study limited to the por trayal of one single ptincipnl character, leaving In half light or obscurity the re maining figures of the group. Aa consci entiously as Dickens's own masterpieces does this sketch present the real separate human traits and oddities of each of the many subordinate characters. Mra. Rlch ards's acquaintance with the original New England stock Is long and Intimate and her Illumination of its qualities Is brightened with humor and softened by affection. The Illustrations by Frank T. Merrll are most happily executed to assist the portrayal of the characters. Published by Dana Estes A compuny. "Long s American Poems." with notes and hlogrsphlrs. by Augustus Whits Long, pre ceptor In English. 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