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TlfE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, MAY 20, 100G.
Tllfrt V nr If rrTiTP Till' i
Stw Elocki foT Jobben Are Still Beinr
Built in Omaha.
MANY NEW CHURCHES IN SIGHT
PnlMlns; Artlvltr Anion Old and
New CojrT,tlons ledleatvs -
lal Prosperity la the
Th announcement of large busings
building continue to come. Lat week J.
B. Rahm announced an KO,0W warehouse
at the aouthweot corner of Ninth and Far
nam atreeti, for the United State Supply
company. The contract ha already been
let and the excavation will b started
within a few day.
Other building In prospect are a 175,000
brew house for tha Willow Springs brewery
at Third and Hickory streets, and a $40,000
structure for tha M. Bpleaberfer Bon
company on lower Farnam street. Negotla
tlona are under way between tha Bplea
bergers and tha owner of the property fur
the construction of tha building.
From recent announcements which have
been made of churches to be built this
summer, It would seem that Omaha Is get
ting to ba a city of churches. Bids will be
opened In a few days for tha construction
of an tS.OOO building at Twentieth and Bur
dens streets for St. Mark's English Luth
eran church. In tha last two daya have
coma tha announcements of a church that
will be built at Twenty-fourth street and
Amea avenue, to ba called tha Fearl Mellio
dint church and to cost 17,000; of a Swedish
Lutheran church at Thirty-sixth and La
fayette streets, to cost 112,000, and of a
Jewlah synagogue on Ninth street, near
Burt, to cost between 112.000 and 113, OX).
Also, It has been but a short time since
the First Christian church and the Lowe
Avenue Presbyterian church began to lay
their plans for building,
"I see," said the veteran real estate
man, "that Peter Her, along with ' his
hotel projects and tile and brick factories,
distilleries and other things, occasionally
picks up a naat piece of money on a real
estate deal and I shouldn't be at oil sur
prised If he cleared more on his real es
tate than on oil of his Industrial projects."
"What has he been doing now?" asked
",Oh, only sold the last piece of his eleven
acres on the. river bank, that's all. Just
north of the Union Pacitlo bridge, you
know. Paid 135,000 for It years ago and up
to the present time has sold 104,600 worth
of ground and atlll has a piece left which
he values at the original purchase of the
whole. These are Mr. Iter's rlgures and
I have no doubt he has made the money.
They laughed at Peter Iler when he bought
that ground and they called It swamp land.
He aold three acres to the Dleta Lumber
company for 125,000, then he sold a piece
to the Distilled Water Ice company. Next
the Omaha Electrld Light and Power com
pany bought a piece. The Union Paciflo
wanted a wider approach to Ita bridge and
bought a strip for right-of-way. Then the
Burlington railroad and tho Sheridan Coal
company cleaned up all there was left.
Mr. Her never had over 110,000 Invested at
any one time."
There always has been a aentlment among
tha members of the Real Estate exchange
against allowing weatherbeaten shacka to
be moved from the lower parts of the city
Into the better residence districts. This
has been lately heightened In Intensity by
the prospect of having the buildings from
the Northwestern terminal purchase scat
tered all over the north part of the city.
Soma' have already been moved, and the
other will be taken to new locations as
soon aa leases expire. While It is not ex
pected that anything can be done before
this Northwestern property Is cleared, the
incident ha been an Incentive for work
on the part of the exchange for lawa to
protect the better parts of the city from
the Invasion of shacks. A committee, con
sisting of Byron Hastings, C. C. Shlmer
and D. C. Patterson, has had one Inter
view with the building inspector and will
have other In regard to proposed ordi
nance regulating this evil.
Unless some of the real estate men get
Into line very shortly the Real Estate
exchange will have but one representative
on the Kansas trade excursion of the
Omaha Commercial club this week. At the
last meeting of the exchange Stanley P.
Bostwlck. aa vice president, was selected
to head the delegation. Byron R. Hastings
volunteered to go with him, and the two
expected to get four more to accompany
them. Since then Mr. Hastings has been
pressed Into the service ojt the Commer
cial club to help raise money to guarantee
the expenses of the Baptist Young People'
Union of America, which meets hero In
July, and his duties along that line take
so much of his time he feels be cannot
go on the excursion. It looks now as
though Mr. Bostwlck would be the only
representative of the exchange. "We are
too busy selling property to go," said one
member.- "Mr. Bostwlck will have to make
enough noise for all of us."
A. L. Reed of the Byron Reed company
declares that scarcely a day goes by
which does not bring someone from out
In the state looking for a house.
"It la surprising the number of people
who are moving to Omaha," said Mr.
Reed. . "Some are retired business men or
farmers who are coming to Omaha to
live. Others are business men who And
a chance to exercise their abilities In
Omaha, like Mr. Newman, manager of the
Independent elevator, who recently moved
here and bought a nice house. Today
A. Nystrem of Denver was In here and
bought a house. He paid K.ooo, a modest
sum, but there are so many who aro
buying similar homes that It makes a
largo aggregate. It all goes to help toward
the 'city of 800,000 in 1910. "
"While you're talking wf people buying
homes in Omaha. I want to speak a word
about their buying in Omaha for invest
ment." aald Charles Williamson. "With
out attempting to make a list of men from
Nebraska town who are putting tholr
money Into real estate In Omaha, I will
simply state that many of them are mak
ing Investment which show an unbounded
confidence in Omaha future. One In
stance th purchase, which was made
through my firm, of some acreage proi
erty near Fort Omaha by an Indianapolis
concern. This firm, though it has not
yet begun operations, proposes to lay out
a model suburb, grade the streets, plant
tree and put in sewers. Th wealthy
farmer are looking around to buy,, too.
A farmer from Fillmore county wn in
the other day and looked at tha Brown
forty, just east of Krug park. I do not
know whether or not he will buy that.
but If he doea not. he expects to make
himself the possessor of a good piece of
Along this same Hne might be mentioned
th purchases of E. M. F. Lrflang, who
ba put about (71,000 Into Omaha business
realty In tb last six months. Mr. Leflang
la a banker of Lexington and hi business
has frequently brought him to the Ne
braska metropolis Ilia observation on
these vUtts led him to Investigations
which resulted in a belief that there waa
mony ,0 mada hr. His Ut venture
: me houidwcii corner or oevenieemn ana
Cumins- rtreett. He now owns, besides
this, the Bolin block, on North Sixteenth
street; the building at 1112 Farnam street
and a half Interest In the Omaha Savings
bank property st the southwest corner of
Thirteenth and Douglas streets.
W. J. Franck, proprietor of the Midland
hotel, haa bought lots 7 and 1. In block L
Perkins- subdivision of Capitol addition, on
which are two three-story brick flats and
a cottage. The property Is on Twenty-fifth
avenue. Just north of Farnam, directly
across the Btreet from the Paxton resi
dence. Mr. Mary O. Andrews haa bought from
John A. Dempster the two handsome, new
brick cottages on Twenty-fifth street. Just
south of Davenport. The consideration waa
112,500. Mr. Dempster proposes to erect
more cottages of the same kind this sum
mer or fall.
A nice piece of farm property was se
cured by Arthur D. Brandels last week.
He bought It from V. F. Kuncl for US.SOO.
The farm consist of 140 acres and lies
west of Forest Lawn cemetery.
LARGE EXPORT OF APPLES
Taat Quantities of the Amerioau
Variety Required Satisfy
tha English Demand.
Consul Stephens writes from Plymouth
that England 1 Importing on an average
a little over 160,000 bushels of apples per
week. They come from the United State
and Canada. Those from Oregon bring the
highest prices. The best qualtles brirgi
13.6S a box; ordinary samples, 12.90. These
are good prices, considering that a box
contalna only a bushel. The California
apples are selling at 12.45 a box for best
and 11.96 for ordinary grade.
The United States fruit is put up In barrels
of about 140 pounds. The best range In
value from 15.S0 to $0.78 a barrel, ordinary
from 14.35 to H.60. Nova Scotlan apples sell
from 1C.08 to 10.78 a barrel. Ordinary Can
adian apples fm;n various sources bring
from I4.S0 to 15. a barrel. In these lines
the wagners are the cheapest and the
russets the dearest. Some of the latter
sell for 10.78 a barrel.
Consul Worman of Three Rivers. Quebec,
writes, on the strength of the report of the
Canadian agent at Melbourne, that the
rapid development of the orchards In Aus
tralasia, especially those In Tasmania, has
brought to the English fruit markets a
strong competitor to American and Can
adian apples. It waa assumed by the Eng
lish trade that some 700,000 cases would be
exported from Hobart during March and
April, but cold weather and very heavy
rains have turned a promising into a fall
ing crop, so that not half a crop will be
harvested. The Canadian agent at Mel
bourne reports that the export will not
exceed 380,000 to 400,000 cases as a maximum.
The exports of apples from tho states of
Victoria and South Australia have never
yet assumed anything like the formidable
proportions of Tasmania. The same
weather conditions have prevailed through
out these states and the fruit crop Is at
least a month late. "It Is now almost a
certainty," writes the agent, "that the lim
ited production of apples this season from
Australia will not have the slightest Influ
ence In the lowering of prices In England,"
and then adds "that late Nova Scotlan and
other Canadian apples should obtain aome
what higher prloea In England during April
and May next, owing to the curtailment of
hlpmenta usually placed upon the British
market at that aeaaon of the year. When
It la generally known in London that the
Import from Tasmania will be about 60 per
cent less than usual the Immediate effect
will ba to harden prloea.""
RETURN OF JC0.NCRETE AGE
Present Coadltlons Force Retnra
to Ancient Construction
Centuries ago those enlightened people
whom we now class among the ancients
knew how to build wonderful structure
out of concrete. They made walls and col
umns, they made dome and arches. And
some of the structure which grew under
their hand have for age been a wonder
and delight to mankind. Then for cen
turies concrete practically disappeared from
the world' construction. Stone, rough or
cut; wood, iron, steel, took Its place, and
for a time, apparently, the world almost
forgot about concrete.
But the age of this made stone Is upon
us once more. Again It I to have Its day.
Once more great structures will be molded
Into form and will harden aa one solid
stone. Evidences of this aro to be seen on
all sides. Railroads were among the first
large builders to recognise the value Of
concrete In bridge and culvert work.
Wooden trestlea and bridge were long
lnce rejected for Iron and teel and these
latter In many Instances for magnificent
erections of cut stone, triumphs of the
mason's art. But the day of these is
passed. No more of (them will be built. In
situations where the concrete can bo used
Concrete win take the place of stone. Not
because It Is better, perhaps, but because
It is aa good, and it la cheaper and quicker
to put in place.
In our commoner forma of bujldlng, con
crete Is making IU impress. It is already
frequently used for cellar walls in ordinary
house construction, and Its use In this direc
tion s spreading. Buffalo has long had one
large apartment house entirely constructed
of reinforced concrete, and in a few montha
it will have a mammoth manufacturing
plant that of the George N. Pierce Man
ufacturlng company, at Elm wood avenue
and the Belt line crosalng also of con
crete. A marvel of construction In point
of time limit Is to be performed there and
the quickness with which concrete may be
made has much to do with making that
The wide use of concrete Is being forced
upon builder in part by natural condi
tion. Timber suitable for many building
operations I becoming so scare that It
price are almost prohibitive. And that,
perhaps, is the greatest reason why con
crete will be used more and more in house
and factory construction. It la also fire
proof, its cost I not excesclve, and It la
far cheaper than fine mason work. These
are also reason for th return of the con
BURLINGTON TRAINS CHANGE
Xe. T Will Leave Omaha Fifteen
Mlaates Earlier Than How
After J ana S.
Th Burlington haa some time change
which are to go Into effect June . which
will slightly affect th time of train t
and wsst of tb river. Th principal change
for Omaha train will be on No. T, which
will leav Omaha at I p. m. Instead of
1 11 a formerly. This 1 the fast mall
and passenger which connects with the
train from the east.
Although the Northwestern officials in
spected the new freight terminals at
Omaha on th visit Friday, no changes In
tb original plan were announced. The
entire trip of thee leading official of th
road was said to be simply the annual
tour of Inspection which Is taken each year
to better familiarise themselves with con
dition along th roiid.
TRINITY'S GREAT JUBILEE
Semi-Centennial Celebration to Be Made
MANY NOTABLE PRELATES TO TAKE PARi
Bishops and Deans from Many Dio
ceses Will Ho Present Durlasr
the Three Days of Jane
Devoted to Affair.
The semi-centennial celebration of the or
ganisation of Trinity jarlsh promises to be
a notable event in local church annals. The
exercise will be held on June 10, 11 and 1-,
beginning with a common service it I L
in. Sunday morning, June 10. The original
communion service usid by Bishop Kemper
In the early days will be shown at the
cathedral during the celebration.
On April it), ISM, the first Eplcopal ser
vice held In the ttato waa conducted by
Dr. Peet of Des Moines, who was sent by
Bishop Lee of Les Moines. Dr. Peet founded
St. Paul's church, Council Bluffs, and then
came to Omaha and held services In the old
territorial building on Ninth street, between
Farnam and Douglas streets.
The first services of Dr. Peot Induced
Bishop Jackson Kemper to come to Omaha
with BlBhop Lee. The bishops held ser
vices In the territorial building. And thus
the Episcopal church was founded In Ne
braska. Old Timers on Committee.
The semi-centennial celebration waa sug
gested by Clement Chase. The decorations
to be used will be purple and gold. On the
honorary committee are Dr. O. L. Miller
and A. J. Hanscom, the oldest two sur
viving members of the original vestry of
Trinity church. The next oldest living
member Is Judge J. M. Woolworth. It haa
been requested that all names of the old
members now living out of the city be sent
to S. D. Barkalow, so that Invitations may
be sent them. .
The guests of honor will be four surviv
ing rectors of the cathedral, who are Blsh
ops Garrett of Dallas and Mlllspaugh of
Topeka, Rev. W. H. Antwerp of New Tork
City and Rev. John S. Oasmann of Ala
One of the features of the celebration
will be the home gathering, which will be
on Tuesday. After vnrlous private dinners
throughout the city, the celebrants will
meet at Brownell Hall for the home gather
ing exercises. At the Sunday school re
union Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Van Noftmnd,
founders of the early Sunday school, will
be prominent figures.
Special music will be provided at the
various services by an extra choir and solo
ists. Proa-ram of the Celebration.
The program will be as follow:
General Committee Honorary: Hon.
James Mills Woolworth, Hon. Elenser
Wnkeley. Hon. Georgu W. Doane, Henry
Yates, Herman Kontze, Guy C. Barton,
Hon. George L. Miller. Hon. Andrew J.
Hanscnm. Active: Very Rev. George
Allen Heecher, dean of the cathedral, chair
man, ex-offlclo; Richard 8. Hall, Frederick
H. Davis, Edward Porter Peck, George H.
Thummel, Philip Potter, Sidney Denlse
Ilarkalow, Frank L. Haller, John C.
French, C. Z. Gould, E. C. Henry, Walter
Taylor Page, Clement Chsse.
Associate Committees Services! Right
Rev. Arthur L. Williams, D. D.; Very Rev.
George Allen Beecher. Finance: Richard
S. Hall, George H. Thummel, John C.
French, Charles T. Kountse, W. J. C.
Kenyon. Charles Reynolds, C. Z. Gould. E.
P. Peck. Souvenir Pamphlet: Clement
Chase, John W. Battln, Charles Martin,
Dr. E. C. Henry. Invitation: 8. D. Barks-
low. Philip rotter. Frank 1 Haller, T. u.
Crane. Historical Exhibit: E. P. Peck,
Mrs. Philip Potter, Mrs. A. J. Poppleton,
Mrs. Byron Reed, Mrs. E. P. Peck. Enter
tainment: J. C. French, F. H. Davis, C. B.
Kellar, S. A. McWhorter, Colonel John Van
Rensselaer Hoff, U. S. A. Home Gather
ing: F. H. Davis, F. L. Haller. George H.
Thummel, Hon. George B. Lake, Lewis
Reed, Mrs. Herman Kountse, Mr. Guy
Howard. Mr. F. H. Davis, Mrs. H. 8.
Caldwell, Mrs. J. P. Peck, Mrs. E. Wake
ley, Mrs George E. Prltchett. Mrs. Robert
Hlngwr.lt, Mrs. ueorge i. Miner, ran.
John A. Horbaeh. Miss Frances Butter-
field. Sunday School Reunion: C. Z. Gould,
Mr. Konert Turner, Mrs. ueorge voss, jir.
Isao Coles, Mrs. Frank B. Johnson, Mrs.
V. U. Mailer, MISS tieien toon. music;
F. Davis. IV B. Hall. O. H. Thummel.
HiinHav. June 10. (being Trinity Sunday)
(a. m. : corporate ceicnrauon or. me noijr
communion for all former, as wen as
nrM.nl enmnrtunlrants. 10:30 a. m.: Morn'
ing prayer; baccalaureate sermon to the
graduating class of Brownell Hsll by
Rishr Rev Alexander C. Garrett. D. D..
LL. D., blsnop or uauss. b:j p. m.: no.
union of former and present member and
tenrhera of Trinity Sunday school, with
.Art reuses So. m. i Jubilee service
with special music by the choir; addresses
by Bishop Worthlngton. uisnop w imams,
Monday, June 11, (Deing me reasi 01 ni.
Barnabas) 7:30 a. m.: Holy communion.
10 a. m.: Seeing Omaha in automooues
min .tinv frnm the nsnsn nouse. s d. m.
Historical meeting In the cathedral; read
ing of papers; address Dy nev. w. n. van
a .Tt .,,- nf New York City, rector of
Trinity, 18M-S8. 8 p. m.: Address by Bishop
Garrett at Trinity Cathedral.
Tuesday, June la :sv a. m.. muy iw
munmn. io:j a. m.: i nmimmcimni r
erelscs at Brownell Hall at Bl. Mat nai
church; address by BlBhop Garrett, i p.
. i r .,.- i i ma. ni in r iip nineumi.
continued, reading of papers; address by
Rev John O. Uasmann or Aismraa, m..
. Trlr.lt v nhurrh 1K69-1N72. 8 D. m.:
"Home gathering" at Brownell Hall; brief
reminiscent talks In the gymnasium, rol
lowed by a reception in the parlors.
An exhibit of historical value will be held
in the cathedral In connection with this
Jubilee, Including pictures, books, manu
scripts and other articles associated with
the early life of the parlnh. This will In
clude the communion set used by Bishop
Lee at the first service held In Omsha,
brick from the first Trinity church, the
sliver trowel used by Bishop Clarkson In
laying the cornerstone of the catherdal
his croxler, baptismal shell, etc.
A souvenir program will be Issued the
first week in June, limited to GCO numbered
copies, sold at U each, to defray the ex
penses of the Jubilee.
QUARTERS IN NEW BUILDING
Georare t Co. One Finn gald to geek
O trice In Proposed' Real
It is said George Co. is one of the
firms which has applied to the Real Estate
Exchange Building company for quarter
In the building which the company proposes
to erect at the aouthwest corner of Eigh
teenth and Farnam streets. This firm Is
a stockholder In the company. J. E. George
would neither affirm nor deny tha report,
but said there was plenty of tlms to select
a new location. The company has an
nounced that it will not stay In Ita present
quarters longer than March of 1907, ou
which date Its lease expiree.
Bride Sees Hasnnnd Drown.
William Purks. brother of Frank Parks,
who waa drowned a few weks eg. In the
Little Missouri river, is In the city with
his slste r-ln-iaw, widow of Frank Parks,
formerly s w-ll known Wyoming sheepman.
They will return to Muorcroft Bundav.
Frank Parks waa trying to cross the Little
Missouri during a Mood and hi death was
witnessed by his young wife. Mr. Pnrks
was quite popular In ins district and his
untlmtly detith was mourned by ninny.
Rew Trial Hot Granted.
Judge Estell has overruled a motion for
a aew trial in the cass In which Laura
Orlinm securd a Judgment for !&.(u)
against the Omaha. Elrclrio Light company
for the death of her husband. Charlss
Orlmm. He was an employe of the electrio
light company end was ent Into the base
ment of the beluy rt-sidenre in Dundee to
fix soma wires. It la aUg"i the wires
were exposed and L was killed by a
shuck vl electricity.
BURKE TO COME TO AMERICA
Popular Irish sportsman Win Per
sonally Superintend Rebuilding
His Ran Francisco Houses.
DUBLIN, May 1.7 Special Telegram to
The Bee.) Mr. Richard Burke, master of
the Tlpperary Hunt and one of the most
popular sportsmen In Ireland, Is selling hi
establishment, as ha Intends to go to San
Francisco to superintend the recon
struction of his property there which was
destroyed by the earthquake. A few year
ago Mr. Hurke went to America, where he
married Miss Donoghue, the daughter of
a millionaire. HI wife died twelv months
after the marrage, leaving all her money to
Mr. Burke, who then returned to Ireland
and settled down at the Grove. Fethard. I
He kept what was probably the finest stud
of hunters In Ireland, and at time had
aa many aa M In hi stable. He hunted
five day a week. Mr. Burke wa part
proprietor of the Occidental and Palace
hotels, the gaa works and tha opera house
in Ban Francisco, beside having large
holdings In railway which have suffered
by the disaster.
The Dublin Sanitary association 1 de
voting a large portion of It yearly report
to the appalling question of Infant mortality.
The question has already awakened earnest
attention In England, but It I proportion
ately more Important In Ireland, where
the proportion of deatha Is greater, and
where th population of fhe country I
steadily diminishing. In the ten yeara. It
Is pointed eut, from 1890 to 1M0. 81,688 chil
dren died of preventable causes mainly
Improper feeding. The vast majority of
these children would probably have grown
to be healthy and. happy men and women
If they had got a fair chanoe. The report
recounts the many laudable effort made
by th association to stem the tide of Infant
mortality, but reform 1 slow to follow.
I The chapter In the report conclude: "Mr.
William Hall of Leeds, believe that th
natural love of the parent for their chil
dren 1 decaying. But Sir Lauder Brnnton
hits the mark, so far a this city is con
cerned, in the following story: 'A friend
of mine one day met a women carrying a
baby. They fell into conversation and th
poor woman said, "I have had thirteen of
them, and I have burled all except this
one. I cannot understand how It ha come
about, for I have never denied them any
thing they cried for." The article) con
clude with the demands Identical with
those consistently put forward by your
counclKpure dairy milk, the education of
mothers, female Inspectors, creches, and
the better housing of the poor."
One of the obstacles to an economic
land settlement In the congested area of
Ireland la Illustrated by the proceedings
to which the representative of North
Sllgo called attention at Dromore West. The
meeting was held and protest against the
defect In th law which condemn such
tenants as those In whose behalf Mr. Mc
Hugh appeal to public of the West
to see the chance of social redemp
tion slip from their grasp. At
Camoull, In North Sllgo, there 1 a
little community of thirteen tenants, the
entire valuation of who holdings Is only
1250 a year. Some of them occupy holdings,
the valuation of which runs from 11 a year
to 157; and the average valuation of the
whole la only 12& Connected with this
congested estate there Is a demesne value
at 1360 or more than the entire valuation
of the occupied land. Three and a half
yeara ago the owner of the estate died, and
it descended to her grandson, who ha
never occupied the demesne, or been seen
in th locality. But two year -ago th
agent Invited the tenant to make an
offer for their patches of land. Th
tenant refused to buy except through th
Congested District board. The agent
agreed to Invite the board to make an offer.
The Congested Districts board wa alio
willing to undertake the resettlement of
those small occupier. When all seemed to
be moving towards the fulfillment of th
Intention of Parliament In respect to the
Camoull decayed community," the giaiier
assumed the role of competitor; and in
November, when the tenant were begin
ntng to expect their release, they received
the Intimation that the offer of the rancher
In question, Mr. James Cuffe, ahopkeeper
at Aclare, had been accepted by the owner,
and the estate sold over their head.
TURBINES NOT RELEGATED
LIVERPOOL. May l.-(8peclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) Considerable surprise
was created In shipping circles by an an
nouncement In a Liverpool paper that tha
Allan line had given a contract to a Glaa
gow firm of shipbuilders for the oonstruc
tlon of a new liner in which turblnea were
not to be used.
It wa assured that this order was a set
back for turbines, but as a matter of fact
that Is not the case. Mr. Becket Hill, man
ager of the Allan line, stated that the new
vessel was to be used chiefly for cargo.
"The contract has nothing to do with two
mall steamers which wa are building In
connection with ttie Canadian government
contract," he added. "Those vessels will be
turbines, but with a greater speed than the
Virginian and Victorian.
"The steamer Just ordered on the Clyde
will be an Intermediate boat to replace the
Bavarian, which waa stranded In the St.
"We have found the turbines to be a dla
tlnct success in the first-class passenger
trade. This Is largely because of the ab
sence of vibration owing to the steady
pressure on the rotating shafts.
"An Idea of this may be gathered when
I state that tha three propellers of the Vir
ginian only weigh aeven tops altogether,
while if the power were obtained from a
single propeller It would have to weigh
twenty-five tons. We also find there Is
saving of coal."
SIMPLON TUNNEL IS OPENED
gervlee Inaaarurated aa Tub Fader
tha Alps by Klngr of
DOMODOSSOLA, Italy. May U Service
through the Simplon tunnel wa lnau
gurated. her today by King Victor Km
manual, who left here at 10:66 a. m. for
Brtque. on the Swiss side of the mountain
The royal train passed through the twelv
miles of tunnel drawn by a steam engine,
tha electric motor not being ready. On
reaching the middle of the tunnel, at
height of 1.100 feet above th aea level, the
king wa heard to exclaim:'
"It 1 a cycloplc work, the result of half
a century of study, seven year of work
nd tha expenditure of nearly H6.000.0u0.'
At Drlque the king, who was accom
panlrd by Premier Bonnino, the minister
of public works and a number or otner om
clals, was received by the president of the
Swiss republio and the members of the
federal council, the national council and
the council of stat and other official to
the number of about 600. In the speeches
which followed th meeting of th king
and the president much satisfaction waa
expressed at th opening of the tunnol
which waa completed, aa far a blaectln
the mountain waa concerned, last February.
It is no trouble to recover a lost article
Put aa ad la W-e "J-ol" iumn
MILLIONAIRES FLOOD LONDON
Hotel Prices Arc High and Desirable
Rooms Are Taken Long;
LONDON, May la.-(3rctal Cablegram to
Th Bee.) An army of American million
aires, with the usual accompaniment of
pretty daughters and opn check booka,
is swooping down on London and creating
a record In lavish expenditure.
The keynote of this campilgn of extrav
agance was struck this week by a man
from Philadelphia, who walked Into the
Carlton and said he would Just take an
entire floor for himself and his family.
Subsequent arrival were Informed that
thor wa no more room.
The great West End hotel are already
crowded, yet the rush haa hardly begun.
Every steamship 1 fully booked for the
next three montha, and so great la the de-
Ire to spend the winter's profit In Europe
that hundreda of tourista are cheer'ully
paying first-class rates for second-class
berths rather than wait until the "season"
Mor money will be pent by American
lr London this summer than ever before.
They are coming prepared to scatter dol
lar with a reckless hand, a th last year
aa been one of unexampled prosperity In
the United State, and many men hv
Jumped from comparative poverty Into
affluence. All the steamships arriving at
British ports brought well-known Ameri
can millionaire and their families. Among
th Cedrlc'a passengers were Dr. Beward
Webb, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hanan and Mr.
nd Mrs. Joseph Carstalrs of Philadelphia,
all of whom are at the Carlton.
Among the other Amerloans at the CarH
ton are Mr. Rodman Wanamaker of Phlla.
delphia who engaged the entire floor afore
said; Mr. and Mr. Havemeyer, whose
fortune represent the great American
sugar Interest, and Mr. W. B. Henderain
All the great hotels, such aa the Savoy,
th Cecil, the Carlton, Clarldge'a tho Rus
sell and the Oreat Central, are crowded
Many millionaire had the forethought to
engage apartment months In advance.
Other, who find themselves without ac
comodation, are offering fabulous sums for
suite with a bath.
Even the Bloomsbury district, where num
erous embryo millionaires lodge, realize
that this 1 to be a record year for Ameri
cans, and hurried preparations are being
made to provide extra, sleeping accomoda
tion at most of th large boardtng houses.
Picture dealers, curio dealers and book
seller see a prosperous season ahead. The
old furniture Industry Is already boom
ing, and It 1 believed that this year' out
put of "antique" Chippendale chairs for
American export will break all records at
the midland factories.
There will be many kinds of millionaires
In London In the next few weeks. Fash
ionable millinery and dressmaking estab
lishment are already executing orders for
American millionairesses, who are buying
In London and less In Paris every year.
Even the cable companies will profit
greatly by the Invasion, for all of these
millionaires, who have made their money
dvernlght, would not consider a trip to
Europe enjoyable .unless they could con-
uct their financial operations by cable.
There will be many personally-conducted
tour, In which the gentle "sohool-marm"
from the New England states will pre
dominate. School marm of th "pie belt"
have only one ambition, and that I to
do" England, the horn of their ancestor.
EWELS TAKEN FROM MUSEUM
Royal Souvenirs of Denmark Dam
aged by Thief Who Steals
COPENHAGEN, May l.-(Bpeclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) Th toaaes by the re
cently discovered theft from th museum
and royal collection at Rosenberg castl
are very extensive, th stolen article In
cluding many valuabl gema, pearls, gold
and ailver ornaments, silk ancient robe
and picture. Th thief removed diamond
and pearla from the ancient royal mantles,
crowns, saddlery and swords, utterly ruin
Intense Indignation haa been caused by
thl outrage, a tha operations of the male
faotor must hav been going on for several
year, but yet the director of the museum
doe not seem to hav had th slightest
Pope tomewhat Batter.
ROME, May It. Whan Dr. Lapponl vis
ited the pop this morning he found hi
patient in an Improved condition of health,
although the pontiff passed a somewhat
restless night aa the result of his attack
ot gout. Owing to a alight rise In hi
temperature Dr. Lapponl ordered th pope
to remain In bed for several days.
Sarah Berk took Electric. Bitters for
headache and can now meet her social en
gagements. (0 cents. "or sale by Sher
man & McConnell Drug Co.
FRILLS UP FASHION.
Large plaids are being used In the simple
walking gowns, which have taken the place
or shirtwaist suits. rney musi oe wen
designed, and skilfully built, for any other
kind of a plaid gown Is distressing.
Scotch plaids in the bright tartana prom
ised early in th season to become popular,
but they do not seem to hold their position
to any great extent. Aa trimmings, how
ever, they are extremely good.
Exquisite linger! ana lace caps ror nttio
babies are many, but the Intricate shirring,
pinched up tuuklng, cording, i etc., whlun
go to their shaping, must be seen to be
understood, fantastic models are onereu
for short dress bablea, but the cloae fitting
cap remains the accepted thing for Uie
nrst year wear.
White lace veils, by th way, ar In
again; they give a touch of elegance to
simple hats, with which they are worn, as
well aa grand ones; taken smoothly over
the face with short graceful ends falling
In back. They are of a creamy shade wltii j
small designs, often so heavily appilo,ucd
that the featurea ar acarcely disuuguisii-
Sleevea may be of elbow length after tho
prevailing fashion ot the seasou, or may
reach to th wrists end drop over tne
hand. Bom ot th great dress artists con
tend that the long inltttn sleeve harmon
ises belter with tb lung, clinging, sweep
ing Unas of the gown tnait does a short
sleeve, and Insist upon a lung eiose sleeve
with tha reguiatloa crinoss weaatng gown
Some mart Unena ar beautifully hand
painted with ponples, cornflowers and
wheat, and these are trtnuned with thick
lace. Lovely muslins are also to be seen
In almost every tint of pink, blue, mauve.
tray, primrose and green, alao white and
lack and white. Many of this season s
dainty frocks ar orsaud from material
resembling bouse flannel or a sort ol wa
Princes Hntn robe ar new this aeaaou.
It la inucn better to buy th unmade robes,
both on aooount of prloe and Individual
style. When fashluuS tend ta make us
luus, alike there la only one thing w be
done; we must avoid ready-mauea and
hav our gowns built wltu a apaciai e
to Individuality. Th gores of the robes are
out and basted and need only careful lilting
and etltctilng. On many of the linen rube
the embroidery la arranged In long grace
ful llnee running from snoulder to hem,
outlining the gursa and giving the appear
anc ot having been done alter tb gown
It la said that th thing to wear In the
wsy of necklaces, are iho.e wads of shells
fiom Honolulu. They come in soft pastol
shades of rose, blue, green, purple and yel
low, and era charming worn with whlto
gowns. These charming shells are ama.l,
and those who have not even thssn bfoi
wonder over them without being able to
guess what they snay be. They are its
cheap as they are pretty, cnern some
two yards long, that may be wound three
times around the neck, and are especlaily
.suliabl for fan and lorgnette clialne.
TAYniTIAV AT All IIU'C TD inr A mentioned before, many popular llnee
llttDlTION 0 OMHA STRADE'srw
In getting stock from the ruills. Raw cut-
Ion nnd cotton gK"la of all descriptions
Uniformlr Croon! Fnina with F w continue strong. Jobbers are placing their
unuormiy uooa tnins, wnn tew proril fnr srrtnr rnods. including gin-
lOltCres, Kar.8 Weea.
INTEREST IN KANSAS TRADE EXCURSION
Hundred Men Will Represent Omaha
la Rack Island Territory, W hich
Has heea la a Measure
XcRleeted by Jobbers.
Uniform reports of a pleasing business
for the last wetk are maue by tne Jobbers,
reasonable g-mus are moving out ell from
the hardwaie. shoe and dry goods nouses,
wnue tne two latter report a lurge advance
v.wi. uuBiiitiw iui irii, urucrip nave sou
a large volume of goods. No stariuii
changes In puces hnve taaen place. Sugar
declined 10 cents the last ot the ,..
which waa a source of surprise to many
Interest now I centered In the trade ex-
curslon of the coming week, whlcn will
be made over th Ruck Island territory
In Kansas. A hundred men will represent
Omaha a business Interests on tnis oc
casion. It is a territory which lias been
rrom now on they li
trade ot the section.
Ther was no feature to coffee, though
higher prices are looked for, as the visime
supply is below the usual mark. The large
eastern buyer are concerned by tne tai
of the Bratlilan government ot appropriat
ing 0,K),ou0 to i'iU.uw.iioo to retard tne
movement of coffee. Th government pro-
f loses piecing this money in batiks of the
nterlor. where at present peopio cannot
get money on their cone unlets they snip
It to the markets of the coast. Tills tenus
to a tree movement, regardless ot prices.
It Is a noticeable fact that Braiil is in
only coflee producing country that has ma
terially Increased Its produci.on in tne last
Iteftnrd Sagar Takes Drop.
The sugar market Is easier, raws hnvlng
declined 4U 'i'nutsdey In London, under
stood to be on account of the May Inculca
tion, and this was Immediately fo.iuwed
by a decline In New York. Fruity the r
flnera announced a decline of Hv per 100
pounda, affecting ail grades ot reuned. Tills
waa a surprise to Omaha Jobbers, coming
aa It did on the eve of a large coiiHum.ng
period, una tliey expect a reaction to t.iae
place in the near future, as tlieie is no
doubt but thai the consumption n-lll be
i enormous In the next six weeks. The Job
bers are adviing their customers to buy
Cheese Is higher than last week, the ad
vance being caused by the fact that the
supply does not meet the demand. Prices
are ruling Vic higher than early in the
week. With tho production Increasing, It
probably wilt not be long until there ia a
The Jobbing trade haa been considerably
Interested in the prices made on future
prunes and raisins by the varlnUB Interests
uurlng the lust wet:: or ten days. Prunes
have opened at very reasonable prices, con
sidering the fact that hardly a pound of
old prunes will be carried Into the new sea
son. Never in tho history of the trade has
there been such an entire clean-up of all
kinda of dried fruit as there hns been this
season. In consequence the new goods will
come on an absolutely bare market end
(hero will therefore be an unusual scramble
to get early supplies, and It will take an
enormous amount of prunes to mike tho
first round. The prices now named on
prunes do not allow for any crop damage
or any unusual demand from the export
trade. Any serious crop damages or nny
very heavy demand from Europe would
mHke present prices look exceedingly cheap.
Aireauy some or tne large growers in me
Santa Clara valley have decided that they
will hold their prunes at tc above the
opening price and make no aales lower
than that until they are absolutely assured
that the crop will be safely harvested.
Spot prunes continue to advance, as do
also apricots and apples. Peaches are in
good demand at full prices.
Frost Affect Tomato Prleea.
Tha serious frost damage of last week
has caused an advance In future prices In
all the large tomato packing centers. Mis
souri packer have entirely withdrawn,
many of the Indiana packer . hav done
likewise and no offerings are made from
Indiana except at an advance of ac per
dosen or more over the opening price.
Maryland packera feel very muoh the same
way that they da not care to contract
except at a considerable advance over the
opening. The frost haa also had the effect
of strengthening the market on spot toma
toes. The syndicate scored an advance of
iHo per doaen last week, and It Is believed
contemplates further advance In the near
Both the spot and the future marketa
on canned Corn are In very strong position,
and from no source can Jobbers hear of
any shading of prices. The feeling Is very
strong that canned corn Is going to be
established on a vary much stronger and
No particular change la to be noted In the
rloe market. The demand, however, is
very good and the mills are gradually
eleaninr ii n their stocks. The statement
I Is made by the very best of authority that
there Is not sumcient rice in me coumry w
carry the trade Into the new crop, and that
heavy Imports must be made In order to
take care of the trade.
Cottoaa Will Be Higher.
Mall orders for dry goods are Coming In
freely and the house trade Is aatlifactory.
The advance order business Is good, the
demand for certain lines, Including nap
goods and blanket) exceeding expectatlona.
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Is Closing Out Its LAUDS.
FINE FARM AND RANCH LANDS
In Western Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming.
From $3,00 to $5.00 per acre
TAKE ADVANTAGE of the low prices and easy terms
offered while the opportunity still presents itself
SPECIAL EXCURSION RATES to the Lands
For Further Information, apply to
Union Pacific Land Agency
318 South 15th St, Omaha, Nebraska.
The Crowning Feature
of your new building should bo
CAREY'S FLEXIBLE CEMENT ROOFING
Equally good for flat or steep gurface, on store buildings, factories,
warehouse, sheds, porcbei, etc Doea not dry out or crack. BelUr
thaa tin or tar aid gravel.
Sunderland Roofing & Supply Company
Phono Douglas 781
H, u. Moved to Our Aew Huildlng, 10OO-8-10 Pouglae Ht.
YOU APPRECIATE IT
And we alwaya produce It the best work, Juat when jroa
want It. And the price ta aurely pleaalng.
Johnson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1812 Haruey Street.
- hams, percales an,j kndrt.,j lines, at 10 r
I cent over the present ruling prices.
P'cond ordr business on low shoes and
oxfords are causing smiles on the faces of
the shoe Jobbers, the salesmen finding the
dealers In mnny case well sold up enl
. getting good orders from them. In spue
. of the mild weather of last winter, Roods
for winter are In good demand. Tsn shoes
are selling better than a few weeks ag
i House trni'.e has been f.tlrlv rood for the
week. Leather prices are firm at the ad
vance of neurly two months ago.
Points, oils nnd f.'lnaa.
The glass sltu.itlon Is unchanged, hut
pi Ices aie firm. Tuipentino has dropped
nnd Is now quoted at 70c. Southern had
Is ir and Carter Is 7 Raw linseed nil
remslns at 40c and boiled Is t;c. Demand
. for paint, oil and glass very good
I Hardware MovlnaT Well,
! All llr.-s In the hardware business hav
i m,,w.i v.eii ilurint the m:.k n,.li,ir'
h.iidware espcciany whs In bly demand.
j House Sjlrs were better than laai ween,
while orders from tne rond salesmen are
far in eauess of those during Wis cor
leepuiidlng period last year.
Evaporated Applea and Dried Fralta.
NEW YORK, May II. EVAPORATED
11c to wo as follows: btrlctly piuno, 11c;
choice, ii'.nvfcc: fHhcy, ntii:c.
CALIFORNIA Daliiu FKCl'1'8 Prunes
ar unchanged, witii quotations ranging
Iron! iVic to K-c. Apricots are quiet and
unrnanstd on spot, with spot quoted at
LVtc; extra choice, lSnl.HUjc; fancy, Hi
Uc. l eacnes are quiet on spot, but price
are firmly held: choice are quoted at lie;
extra choice, ilte'ifiitc; fancy, lltllSc;
fancy, l.t'u lo'-tc. ltuisins are neglected on
spot, and in ice show more or less nominal
for the tlms being. Loose Muscatel rue
quoted at seeded raisins, bVSc;
Londm layers, II M'.il.M).
NEW TORK, May 1. COFFF.B Mar
ket lor futures opened steady at un
changed rrlces to a deollne of five point
In response to lower French cables and
continued indifference In th Hraxllian
markets. Business was very quiet at
first, but thore waa considerable coffee
for sale during the later trading, mostly
for long account, nnd the market elos-id .
barely steady, at a net decline of 6 ft 10
points. Sales for the day were reported
ot 19,710 bags, including July, at 6 40tf.
6.45c; September, 6 ,S.r. u . .".; Ortober,
0.70c; Decemb'T, (it 6.90c; Jaiiunrv,
Te; March, 7.05fi7.10c; spot, steady, J7tA
CITY OFFICIAL NOTICES
Sealed proposal are invited and will be
received by the City Clerk, Room I'lty
Hall, for the purchase of all ttios parts
of streets and alleys In thru part of River
vlew Park addition to the city of Omaha,
lying eRst of the main track of the Omaha
& Southwestern Railroad Company, here
tofore vacated by Ordinance No. 6U;.
Proposals must be for ensh, scaled, marked
"Proposals for the Purchase of Ileal l
tate, and addressed to City Clerk. Room
100, City Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, ar.d
must be on file In the City Clerk s ofllie
on or before Monday, May lit, IU06, at I
o'clock p. m.
Published pursuant to : esolutlon No
1X9, of May 8, l'.ufi.
Omaha, May 18. 190(3.
W. II. EI.ROI'RN.
Mayl-D7t City Clerk.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS AND
Sealed proposals will be received up to
12 o'clock m. Tuesday, June 6th, 190G, for
labor and material required in the erec
tion and completion of a new laundry nnd
power etntlon building and brick smoke
stack, Including the wrecking of the Id
dlnlmr rocm ami kitchen building; also fur
tunnels and cisterns. .For f.ill In'tru:
tions anply to the State Board of Con
trol at Des Moines. Iowa, or to Henry W.
Rothert. superintendent nt the fl"hool for
the Deaf at Council Rluffo. Iowa.
Star & Chase Go.
Builders of Modern Houses
"Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home."
Your means must determine tha
size of your investment Ilappl
neag nnd contentment Is quits as
often found In a cottujie as a
paludc. Draw a pencil sketch of
the house you would build. Wo
develop Ideas and relieve you of
all the details of construction.
SH1MER & CHASE CO. .
GnMng Sites, Suburban Acreage, Homes
1809 Firnim. Ground Floor
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