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TTIE OMAnA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1D07.
O'NEILL DEAF TO IOPEKA
Frc.iident of Weteru leaeni Fend $2,500
to National Fate Ball Auociation.
WESTERN ASSOCIATION WILL RESIST
In KifBl f Infavnrahle rierlaloa
Tbfr Will lie an Appeal
In the '' National
CHICAGO, Jan. 3.-Pre!dent O'Nell of
the Western Dune Ball league today took
the first step townrds the establishment
of the cight-club league recently decided
upon by the Western league, by drafting
the city of Topeka, Kan. He sent $2,500
to Becretary Farrell of the National Base
Ball association, at Auburn, N. T., a re
oulrcd by the constitution of the associa
The "Western association, of which Topeka
la a member, It. la understood, objects to
the drafting, and will make a. fight before
the Notional association. In the event of
an unfavorable decision there, President
O Ncll. will take the. matter to the Na
tlonal commission. A St. Joseph, Mo., is
to be the elprhth city In the. Western league
If the drafting of Topeka Is sustained, the
contest for the control of Topeka will de
cide whether the Western league Is to
have six or eight clubs next season,
Keller May Blanaare Des Moines.
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 3. Mike and Joe
Cantlllon, the new owners of the Minne
apolis Base Ball club, arrived In the city
today from Chicago and Immediately be
gan laying plana for the coming season.
This afternoon Mike Cantlllon was elected
president, secretary and treasurer; Joe Can
tlllon, vice president, and Mike and Joe
Cantlllon and W. F. Hughes as the board
Speaking of the Kelly case, Joe Cantlllon
"Kelly is free to manage a team or play
base ball In an organized league. If he so
desires. We have offered Kelly a position
as manager of the Des Moines club at a
salary of 14,000."
HIGH PRICE OFFERED FOR MAC
Ten Thousand Tendered to Detroit
If Matty Mclntyre, the crack ou'leldor
tt the Detroit club, is allowed to go to
fcnoth. r club, it will not be before a fancy
puce has been paid lor his release. At
the recent American liague meeting at
Chicago a certain club owner, said to be
Taylor of'Iiobton, ofieifd $7,500 In cash for
Mclntyre, which Becretary Navin promptly
Mclntyre le believed to be one of th
Cuming players of thin country, especially
as a batsman, and the Detroit club, anx
ious to make a deal for him which will bene
fit tho team under Hugh Jennings, is some
what averse to Belling him outright. Hut
unless present signs go fur nothing, Mo
lntyre will be a niember'of one of the big
teams in the eust, the owner of which
stands ready to pay over $10,000 cash ur
will trade several excellent players for the
young Btatn Islander.
The New York American league club aUo
has a Hue out for Mclntyre.
While Frank Chance, the captain and
manager of the Chicago Cubs, is entitled
to much credit for developing a Nutlonal
league pennant winner last season, a great
deal of the credit belongs really to Frank
O. gelee, the former Boston manager, who
was compelled to leave the Chicago team
two years ago because of ill health, says
an exchange with a sense of JiiBtice and a
knowledge of facts. rWhen Selee left Bos
ton for Chicago the Cubs were so Inferior
that Interest In the National league games
in Chicago was at a low ebb. Helee, one
Of the best Judges of young players that
ever sat on a bench, -proceded to build up
the Chicago Nationals by degrees.- He dug
up such players an Even, Tinker, Kling.
L,undgrn, Slagla, Jteuluncb, and others, at
the SHine time developing Chance. When
he resigned the Chicago management the
Cubs had grown to be- a pretty, fast bull
team and were factors In the race of l!f4.
Then Chance took hold and developed
the qualities which Selee had discovered in
the rough, and with the addition of Sheck
ard, Steinfeldt, Schulte, Overall and Moran
he succeeded In wlnilmg the pennant, an
achievement that had made Selee famous
In Boston for a number of years.
Selee has been In, Pue1lo lnce. managing
the Western league bub team in that city.
He Is in fairly good health, but he sys
he can never hope to manage an eastern
team aguln. It was Selee who discovered
and developed such noted players as Kid
Nichols, Bobby Lowe, Jimmy Collins. Chick
Stahl, Herman Dong, and others who
helped to bring championships to the Hub.
Jesse Burkett Is the real thing as a sport
promoter at Worcester. He is president,
manuger, captain, left fielder and first bat
ter of the Worcester Base Ball club, bat
ting leader of the New England league and
is ready to back a roller polo club to rep
resent his home city.
In the minor sports Nebraska earrlod off
tho cross-country honors by defeating Chi
cago and Wisconsin, no other western
teams competing. Michigan carried oft
both the) team and the Individual honors In
golf. Chicago won the tennis champion
ship In doubles, but Cornell (la.) college
was first In the singles. Minnesota was
first In basket ball, Waling out Wisconsin
la a sensational fight.
Ask any of the players on the seven clubs
outside of Cleveland where they can get
base hits without making them, and they
will tell you In that pity. Yet the Cleve
The American people ftrv tu fond
f good ber at ny other nut ion
It's th logical lKth-yr-,rouoii
bvtnc toe all c
In the Namoof
tis always best to ask for
2) U LL
It is reliably good, dclicioasly
full of "BLat" character and as
clean and pure as honest
methods must always mean.
The most exacting methods
and up-to-date facilities have
ever been a feature at this plant
Try any of thess brand whether on
draught or la ovules wbaravar yoa caa
n m i
Comer C las
Mh. ElJs J UL
land scrlt-es are trying to boost Clsrke and
I-aJoie over (Jeorge Stone, That's nerve
for you. Washington Star.
Just keep your eye on a majority of the
Washington pleyers when they report In
the spring. They know that Manager Can
tlllon Is '"from Missouri" and will have to
Fred Clarke of Pittsburg says he wants
to win the National league pennant next
season and also the world's championship,
as It will be his last season of base ball.
Frs,nk Chance and Muggsy McOraw and
Napoleon I.Jole and two or three other
managers want to win the two pennants,
but probably not for the same reason as
Clarke says actuates him. They do not
Intend to quit the business Just yet It is
barely possible that Clarke might be will
ing to win the pennant even If he changed
his mind about quitting.
While reports are circulating regarding
the "motorcycle carnival" to be held in
Chicago next spring nnd which will con
sist chiefly of a sno-mlle International road
race, it transpires that the movement,
which Is rather indefinite. Is a purely prl
vnin business enterprise and one which
will conflict with the Illinois law forbidding
racing speeds on the highways. The Chi
cago Mortorcycle club, the leading or
ganization of that sort it the west, has
nothing to do with the project, nor has it
been sanctioned or otherwise approved by
the Federation of American Motorcyclists,
the ruling national body. As the latter
organisation Is allied with the -American
Automobile association ana tne Amateur
Athletic union fand through them with the
ruling foreign bodies), all of whom respect
Its rulings and enforce its penalties, private
enterprises of this sort are likely not only
to attract the police authortles, but to lead
to widespread disqualifications and other
wise to make trouble for any motorcyclist
who may participate in them. ,
Two national associations having to do
with the wheel and its manufacture will
hold meetings In New York during the
automobile show In Madison Square gar
den next month. These are the Cycle
Manufacturers and the Cycle Parts and
Accessories associations. The latter or
ganization will meet at the Hotel Knicker
bocker on January I. In accordance with
a call Just sent out by H. 8. White, secre
tary. Owing to the Interest taken in the
show it is probable that the roll call will
show a full attendanoe for both associa
tions. BIO JTIHE MEETS SEXT WEEK
Conference at Chleaao Will Consider
Important f linn ares In Rnlea.
T.APATETTE. Tnd.. Jan. FTOf. T. F.
Moran of Purdue university, secretary of
the Big Nine conference, tonight gave out
official notice that a meeting of representa
tives of the conference schools would be
held at the Auditorium hotel In, Chicago
on January 12 at 10 o'clock. At the meet
ing It Is expected that the representatives
of the various schools will come Instructed
to act officially on the changes proposed at
the last meeting.
prof. Moran says tne extension or tne
foot ball schedule from five to seven games.
the repeal of the retroactive features or
the three year rule, the retting of a uni
form date for the opening of foot ball prac
tice, September 30 and the allowing; of fresh
men to compete In the minor sports will
be the principal things to be considered at
WITH THE BOWLERS.
Scores in singles and doubles bowled
Thursday In the city championship tourna
ment. Weber s 705 Is the highest three
game total ever bowled on the new Asso
, 17R 1
f.erde ' .
ft C. Reed 179
The city tournament came to a close on
the Metropolitan alleys last night for the
live-man teams, and everybody expected to
see the Hatnlltons carry oft the flrat honors.
While their second game was quite good,
the first und lust were a little weak, and
they Just got outside of the prizes. The
Dreshers bowled their usual score and the
Gold Tops did fairly well. Captain White
of the Gold Tops, the one arm wonder, had
an off night, and it is up to Neale and
White as to who gets the booby prise.
This gives the Stors team first prize. Car
man's Colts second, Metz Jtroa. third and
the Ijlfe Malls fourth. Tonight the Omaha
Bicycles vs. Life Malts and Carman's Colts
vs. black Kats. Score:
1. 2. 8. Total.
Frush 192 243 149 684
Rempke 170 194 lt 632
Gardener 141 159 177 477
Nlcoll 178 137 1S3 468
Pickering 1U8 181 1S3 632
Totals W9 914 830 2,683
s . . GOLD TOPS.
H. Prlmeau 177 lit
Muhoney U7 174
White ,..1T0 153
Grotte ; . .191 177
Foley 117 174
Totals '. 752 824
Rlv Pane for Wreatllnsr Malrh.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. .W. D. Bco
villu, manager of the Missouri Athietlo
club of this city, announced tonight tnat
the club had offered a puree of flu.OOO fur
a catch-HB-oatch-ean wrestling match be
tween George Hackenacbmidi and Frank
Gotch for the chumplonahlp of the world,
the contest to be held in Kansas City in
April, 1T, and the muney to be deposited
thirty days before the contest.
lalveralty Outplays Schnyler.
SCHl'YLKR, Neb., Jan. $.-(SpeclaJ Tele-
frum.) A team from the I'niveratty of Ne
ruaka tonight defeated the Bchuyler Hlgn
school In a game of basket ball by tiie
score of 24 to 1L It was a well played
game 'throughout, but the university boys
proved themselves by far the super lor a
SLIGHT FALL BREAKS.. BONES
J. H. Bmltk Slips front Stepladder and
Fractures the Arm and
J. B. Smith, a traveling salesman for the
i firm of J. M. Haney & Co., 813 South Thir
teenth street, sustained severe fractures of
the right arm and hip by falling a distance
of only live feet from a - stepladder about
noon Welntsday. Dr. J. C. Moore was called
and bad the injured n.aa removed to the
Omuha General hospital and Is -of the
opinion that' Mr. Smith will be confined to
his Qtd for a considerable period. The
arm of Mr. Smith was fractured near ths
wrist and right femur was broken close to
the hip joint. Mr. Smith is married and
resides 'at 16-7 Maple street. He has two
soiis.'R. A. Smith of Qmaba, and Dr. C. H.
Smith, who la Interne at St. Elisabeths
hospital at Lincoln.
Mr. Smith was at the store of Haoey A
Co. getting his new line of goods In shape
to start out on the road and slipped from
the ladder in . hi haste to complete his
work before going home to luncheon. He
Is 60 years of age. and for this reason the
fractures will require considerable time
I laaugum A Co LETT Eft SPECIALISTS.
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a r. No, t By Latta f Burt. Amending
1. t. . Total.
..174 14S 140 i,3
..l!j 190 1S2 648
..143 173 1 44 HA)
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..129 2u8 6u6
JURY FOR MODISETT TRIAL
Sevto of Twelve Men for Big Land Caia
THIRTY-SEVEN WITNESSES SUBPOENAED
Defendants Are A. M. and A. H. Modi
sett, H. C. Dale and W. C. "moot
and Eaelosare Is Forty
C. B Doescher, farmer, of West Point
W. J. Bachelder, farmer, of Bee.
W. A. Colwell, farmer, of Wood River.
John Fitzgerald, hotel keeper, of Valley,
J. D. Lemon, grain dealer, of Ulysses.
C. L. W. Smith, cheese manufacturer, of
John Lees, farmer, of Shelby.
J. H. Mott, farmer, of Ashland.
W. H. ltaymond, wholesale grocer, of
W. I. Howard, farmer, of Lowell.
William Ashby, traveling salesmen, of
Charles Krambach. farmer ,ot Bhelby.
These men constitute the Jury drawn
Thursday morning to try the second of
the big land cases in the United States
district court. The defendants are A. M.
Modlsett, A. R. Modlsett, H. C. Dale and
W. C. Smoot. They are charged by in
dictment of the feJers.1 grand Jury of con
spiracy to defraud the United States out
of title to large tracts of government land
by means of false, fraudulent and fictitious
entries, and for conspiracy to suborn per
jury. The lands In question are located In
Sheridan county. The total enclosure of
the Modlsett brothers comprises about
40,000 acres, of which nearly 10.000 acres are
alleged to be public laners. The attorneys
for the defense are W. F. Ourley and
Joseph W. Woodrough of Omaha. The In
terests of the government will be looked
after by District Attorney Charles A. Cross
and Special Attorney S. R. Rush.
Government Makes Statement.
Tho selection of the Jury occupied the
entire forenoon. When court reassembled
at 2 o'clock, Mr. Rush made the opening
statement for the government. He said
In effect that the first twelve counts of the
indictment made practically the same
charges of conspiracy to secure false,
fraudulent arid fictitious filings on the pub
lic lands within the Modlsett range, for the
purpose of defrauding the government out
of title to such lands. The thirteenth to
the seventeenth counts related to the con
spiracy to suborn perjury.
A. R. and A. M. Modlsett were cattlemen
and ranchmen and were interested in the
banking business at Rushvllle, while II.
C. Dale was the cashier of the Rushvllle
bank and William C. Smoot was assistant
government farmer at the Pine Ridge
Mr. Rush said: "The government ex
pects to prove that the defendants pro
cured a number of Indians to make fraud
ulent and fictitious filings on the lands In
question, and that they paid the Indians a
bonus of $26 per head for filing; that the
money was handed to the Indians by A. R.
Modlsett or rather to one Frank Going,
an Indian, who acted as agent for the
Indians, and. that these Indians were so
licited to make the filings by Mr. Smoot.
The government will further show that
soldiers' widows were solicited to make
filings with no Intent of settlement on the
land, and that that they were to be pal"
$100 per quarter for the land upon making
final proof, also that the defendants or their
agents went around and got the witnesses
to make a second affidavit, which while not
sworn to, bore the signAures of the wit
nesses." J. W. Woodrough, counsel for the defense,
moved that the attorney fof the govern
ment be required to state to the Jury more
in detail the character of the alleged con.
spiracy and the methods by which the al
leged conspiracy was entered Into and ac
Judge Munger overruled the motton.
Statement of Defense.
Mr. Woodrough then took the Indictment
and referred to the different counts in de
tail, saying no conspiracy existed and that
the facts would show that no crime was
committed or conspiracy entered into. "We
promise here at the outset to meet every
fact that tho government may produce,"
aid Mr. Woodrough, "and we shall wel
come every fact and assist in laying It be
fore the Jury. We propose to show that
each and all of these defendants are men
of the highest character in their respective
communities, and truthful men. We will
show that the leasing of these lands from
entrymen for grazing purposes is a lawful
proceeding, authorised by the Interior de'
We will further show that the act of a
homestead entry has not been completed in
any instance, but that the steps thus far
taken by the entrymen and women were
hut nrellmlnarv steDS. and that thev had
the perfect and legitimate right to give
grazing leases on these lands during the
five years pending final proof, and that
grazing the land Is equivalent to cultlva
tlon and residence. We will further show
that In the case of the Indian entrymen
the Indians could not obtain title to the
land under twenty-five years and that they
were not required to go on the lands at all
"We will show also that there was no
conspiracy to defraud the government out
of uee, possession or title to the land, and
that no agreement had been entered into
by these defendants or any one of them to
obtain title to the land after inal proof.
We will further show that A. M. Modlsett
knew nothing of these transactions, he be
ing 'in Texas at the time, and that Hbout
this same time he had announced h's in
tention of quitting the cattle and ranch
business entirely. We will also show that
Mr. Dale had nothing at all to do with
these transactions, nor did Mr. Smoot."
The entire statement of Mr. Woodrough,
which took the greater part of the after
noon, was a specific and general denial of
any crime or attempt at crime or consplr
acy and a contention that every transae
tlon In securing Indians and others tq file
on these lands and In the granting of
grazing leases was in full conformity with
the law, and that It was all done publicly
and with no attempt at concealment or
criminal collusion with anyone.
An adjournment was taken at I o'clock
until 9:30 this morning, when Bruce. Wilcox,
registrar of the Alliance land office, will be
called as the first witness by the govern
ment to Identify fraudulent filings on the
land office records.
The attorneys for the defense have an
nounced that all of the defendants will be
placed on the stand during the trial.
Tw Newspaper Men Excused.
The case was called at 10 a. m. Thursday.
A panel of eighteen Jurors was drawn, in
cluding the above named selected Jurors,
Judge Edgar Howard, editor of the Tele
gram of Columbus, and W. M. Wheeler, a
newspaper man of Fairfield, and four oth
ers, the last six being excused for cause.
Judge Howard upon being asked if he
knew any of the attorneys for the defense
"I have a pleasing acquaintance with Mr.
The indictment consists of eighteen counts
and the government elected to proceed to
trial with the first seventeen counts.
Twenty-seven witnesses have been sum
moned In the case. Inclusive of which are
several Indians wno. It Is alleged, were pro
cured to make filings on the disputed lands.
The rest of the petit Jury panel not en
gaged to the trial of this case were excused
for the term, as no more Jury trials will be
called for' the fcrtssut .term of court at
stiuck by a auouigau v m j
Omaha, It Is thought that the trial will
occupy about ten days.
After the Jury had been selected and the
challenged members of the panel dismissed
Judge Howard, who was one of the Jurors
let out for cause, remarked:
"1 am glad to be relieved from the Jury
box, but it strikes me as strange that an
element of disqualification for a Juror
should be that he is acquainted with some
of the attorneys."
One of the witnesses In talking to a
friend In the corridor of the federal build
ing was asked where he was stopping.
"Oh, I am Just putting up at a little
dinky hotel now. Ordinarily I would stop
at a better hostelry, but I don't own cattle
enough to stop there during this trial."
PICKENS URGES BOAT LINE
Reason Why Missouri River
Freighters Would Not Par
"I think It is a feasible project; there is
no reason why a fleet of boats should not
carry freight up and down the Missouri
river between St. Louis and points In
Iowa and Nebraska," said Charles H.
Pickens, chairman of the transportation
committee of the Omaha Commercial club,
in speaking of the public meeting which is
to be held Friday for the organization of
a company to establish a boat and barge
line on the river. Mr. Pickens Is the man
who made the motion at a Joint meeting
Wednesday of the Omaha Grain exchange
and Commercial club to hold the publlo
"The river is Just as big and deep to
day as it was thirty years ago, when one
could see ten to twenty boats tied up on
the Omaha water front at a time, I re
member when I was a boy I saw them
every day, some of them stopping at
Omaha and others running up to northern
Nebraska and Into Dakota.
"The difference between now and then Is
that nobody knows the channel now. There
must be some risk at first, on account of
nags and sandbars, but pilots would soon
learn to know the river.
"I had a tall- not long ago with J. C.
Lester, a member of the Rldenour-Baker
Grocery company of Kansas City and a
director In the company which is operating
the new barge line between Kansas City
and St. Lotils. He says the line Is being
operated at a good profit and has more
business than it can do. The company has
voted to buy two more boats, but at pres
ent cannot find suitable vessels.
"I am In favor of a co-operation In this
matter between Omaha, Kansas City, Coun
cil Bluffs, Slotix City, Bt. Joseph and other
river' towns. It Is probable that all these
towns could get together in one big com
pany for one big fleet of boats. All of
them want freight rates lower, and to get
them they couldn't do a more effective
thing than to help In the boat proposition.
"With navigation general on the Mis
souri river we shall obtain relief from the
heavy burden of railroad rates, for, since
we could ship by water at a small cost.
the railroads would have to cut their tar
iffs. We could get freight from New York
by way of the Atlantic, the Mississippi
river and the Missouri at a cost much less
than the present rail rate from New York.
We could get the .steel products from
Pittsburg by river at greatly reduced cost
Wherever there Is water competition the
railroads are compelled to do business at a
low rate." '. , .
ENGLISH TAKES THE OFFICE
New County Attorney and His Staff
Succeed Slabaugh and
"Dust to dust, asbeg.to ashes!" softly
murmured ex-County Attorney Slabaugh
Thursday morning a ie moved slowly and
remlniscently amid the carnage of moving
and office cleaning.
"These profound papers o'er which, we
spent so much care, 'fmt thorough research,
what are they now 7 Nothing but mem
ories. Hero is a deep argument in the
primary law case, here a touching Jury ap
peal in the O'Hearn murder case. They
are now no more than so much paper.
Thus passeth the glory of the world. Thus
we, too, shall pass some day.
"Still yes, those papers served their pur
pose. They lived through the halcyon days
of their youth and now in their old age
we should not despise them. They were
the means of keeping Justice seated on her
throne. This paper In the Inheritance tax
case, though now It Is dusty and begin
nlng to grow yellow, served Its purpose and
brought Into the treasury of the county
nearly $100,000; so even dying It wears a
crown of glory." .
All this profound meditation took place
on the sixth floor of the New York Life
building. In the rooms which Judge Sla
baugh has occupied as his offices-while
county attorney. Thursday was the day
when he handed over the office to James P
English. The latter has taken offices on
the fifth floor of tho New York Life build
ing. These were newly swept and gar
nished. The files from the old offices on
the sixth floor were brought down. . The
deputies will be O. A. Magney, Louis J
Plattt, W. J. Coad and A. G. Elllck.
Judge Slabaugh and A. H. Murdock will
take offices in room 817 of the New York
Life building. Of the deputies, Mr. Foster
will be In the First National Bank building,
Mr. Fitch in the Karbach block, and Mr.
Shotwell In 606. New York Life building.
During Judge Slabaugh's term he secured
264 convictions. Including fifteen convictions
One of the retiring deputy county attor
neys, Charles Foster, appeared In police
court Thursday morning for the last time
and then only to induct , one of the. new
incumbents, George A. Magney, Into the
I0WAN WINDS UP IN JAIL
Becomes Bellicose When His Money
Is Questioned and Police)
Get . Him.
While walking along the street in the
wee small hours Thursday morning In a
condition which Is alleged to have been
approaching intoxication R. B. Brown of
Atlantic, la., collided with the plate glass
window in the grocery store of Antonio
Venuto, 1006 Capitol avenue, much to the
damage of the window and the feelings of
the proprietor. Brown offered to square
things by paying for the window and
offered Venuto a tattered $30 bill In pay
ment, but Venuto refused to take a bill
of doubtful quality. This roused the Ire
of Brown and he drew his revolver, threat
ening to shoot up the establishment, in
cluding tha proprietor. The weapon was
taken from hint by Venuto, who called an
officer, and Brown spent tha remainder of
the night in the city Jail. Everything was
fixed up satisfactorily to all concerned
Thursday morning, as Brown paid Venuto
for the damage done In nice, clean money,
and the case against Brown was dismissed.
In Line with the Pur Food Law.
The National Food and Drug act which
takes effect January L 1907, does not af
fect Chamberlain's Cough Rmnedy In any
manner. No special labels are required on
this remedy under that act, as It Is free
from opiates and narcotics of every char
acter, making it a aafe remedy for mothers
to( use with their children. This remedy
baa been in use for so many years, and
It good qualities are so well known, that
no one need h-itte to use It when 'troubled
with a euugU or solil
MAYOR JIM STRIKES SNAG
Dahlmtn Tilli to Compensate for Lop-Off
of General Fund.
PROMISED "WAr DOES NOT MATERIALIZE
While Pleading; for More Facilities
of City Government Dahlmaa
Curtails Resources Fifty
After a hard day't work yesterday the
city council at 6 p. m. adopted a list of
department apportionments for 1907, these
apportionments making up what Is known
as the general fund. The fund Is fixed by
charter at a maximum sum of $248,000. Of
the $60,000 which was cut from this year's
city levy, $20,000 was taken from the gen
eral fund and the balance from the fire, po
lice, lighting, library, park cleaning and
sweeping and curb, gutter and paving
funds. . Most of yesterday was spent In dis
cussion with Mayor Dahlman as to how the
self-imposed shortage might best be met.
The finance committee had a statement pre
pared, such statement being adopted with
but few changes.
The disposition of the Inspection of pub
lic works and Inspection of street cuts funds
came up and there was considerable dlscus
tlon on these matters. Councllmap Bridges
revived his charges regarding finding two
inspectors watching four men on the Jones
street big relief sewer and Councilman
Brucker said he had seen two Inspectors
supervising two workmen on a paving Job
on Twenty-fourth street. So the first men
tioned fund was cut from $7,000, as the
finance committee had It. to $6,000, the lat
ter amount being the 1906 figure. The street
cut fund was wiped out entirely.
The council will meet this morning to
formally ratify the action of yesterday aft
ernoon. When the 1907 city levy was established
last spring at the instigation of Mayor
Dahlman, who wanted a reduction ot $60,000
In the various funds, the mayor .told the
council he had a. "way" and would make
good when the time would arrive. That
time arrived (n the council chamber Thurs
day morning, when the council and mayor
met to fix the apportionments for this year
and Mayor James was called upon to ex
plain his "way." He said It was as easy
I rolling down hill.
"Just lop off $60,000 as proposed In the
statement prepared," the mayor said. "I
feel the same today about this matter as
I felt when I first brought the matter be
fore the council, and no real estate ex
change, commercial club or any set ot
men can tell me we cannot run the city
on $50,000 less In 1907," he continued.
And yet the -mayor loudly declared in the
council chamber Thursday morning that the
city needs at least fifty more men on the
police force, a larger fire department and
strengthening In other departments, such
as park system. But he maintained, the
legislature should give relief. Many in
close touch with the situation aver that
the mayor Jumped In on the Impulse of
the moment last spring and reduced the
levy to make good on the democratic plat
form, that plank which referred to an
economical city government
AH Vote to Give Him Chance.
When the levy was fixed several of the
councllmen and city officials told the mayor
he was trying to practice false economy
to make a showing. But the records show
that when the resolution came up for con
sideratlon every councllmen voted for It
Just to give the mayor a chance to make
good and shoulder the responsibility.
Although In session over two hours
Thursday morning, at noon the council
made no real headway ' with the
apportionment matter, further than to hear
from the heads of various departments and
talk over a proposed plan of apportionment
as submitted by the finance committee of
the council for action. This statement was
prepared In consultation with the mayor,
who called on each department for a re
port with estimated amount necessary for
1907. In the statements practically every
department called for more than was al
lowed during 1906, but in view of the
$60,000 deficit there was nothing to do but
to distribute the $00,000 reduction through
the various funds.
How the Cut Was Made.
The proposed reduction was made in this
manner: Fire fund, $5,000; police fund,
$3,000; lighting fund, $10,000; library fund,
$2,000; park fund, $3,000; cleaning and sweep
ing fund. $4,000; curb, gutter and paving
fund, $3,000; general fund, $20,000. The pro
posed reduction of the fire and police funds
brought objections from Chiefs Salter and
Donahue, who outlined the needs of their
departments. But the mayor interposed by
saying that $3,000 from the police fund and
$5,000 from the Are fund would not make any
material difference. In view of the fact that
both departments were in need of legislative
relief anyway. There was little, contention on
the lighting fund reduction, as 1903 col
lections showed that the proposed cut of
$10,000 could be stood in some way.
There was no one present to espouse the
cause of the library fund. E. J. Cornish
of the Park board gave an exposition of
present conditions ot Omaha's park sys
tem, , what had been done and what? Is
needed. He cited that Omaha expends an
nually only one-fifth of the amount spent
by other cities of the same class. "To cut
the park fund would be a pound foolish
Snd penny wise policy," he said. Mr.
Cornish said there never was a time when
the publlo of Omaha was more enthusiastic
over enlargement of the park system than
at the present time.
Knglneer Is Hit Hard.
The reduction of the city levy by
$60,000 was distributed over the various city
departments, the engineering department
being cut from $26,600 to $22,600. Engineer
Rosewater told the councllmen that 1907
would be an unusually large year for pub
lic Improvements, about $1,000,000 being on
the tapis. In some Instances last year's
allowance In the department funds were
Increased, for Instance the city electrician
was given $1,000 more for his department
for salary of assistant, recently appointed.
Councilman Elaassser rose to ask the
mayor. In view of a reduction of $50,000
In running expenses of the city this year.
how the city officials could consistently
go before the legislature and ask for relief
s suggested by the mayor.
Then the mayor said the charter Is all
wrong and that the council and mayor
should have the power to fix the various
Councilman Zlmman suggested letting
the lire and police funds alone and cut the
$30,000 out of the other departments; reduce
the working force, or go before the legis
lature and ask that the council and mayor
be given authority to issue $50,000 in bonds.
It Is plainly evident that the council and
mayor are up against a stiff proposition.
"Show us," said the councllmen to ths
"We can do It; didn't you collect nearly
$30,000 more taxes In 19u6 that you ex
pectedT" asked Mayor Jim.
statement of Finances.
The following apportionments were finally
decided on by the council:
....$ 4.6K7 00
$ 4.67 uO
City rreaauxer .....
1 7o 0 1.740
1,2VI10 v 1.9O.00
$.2NM , S.2&0.00
86.6iO( SI, 5". 00
4. Om.no S.000
2.50O 2.000. 00
i 4.1).00 1, inn.no
elrhts and Measures.
Maintaining city hall..
irUlgea and culverts..
Sewer maintaining ....
infection of public
wnpk a .
Inspection street cuts..
Rtnmlnff rinayl iTilinilt
Meals for prisoners....
ITemium on official
Payment on voting ma
chines Ak-Sar-Ben lllumlna-
Health and chemicals..
Annual report (2 years!
Miscellaneous or unaD-
Amount of levy, 1907....
Lss jo per cent
Available from lew
Estimated receipts during 1907..
Total 'available : $243,200
Statement submitted by finance commit
tee for consideration, to meet the reduc
tion of $00,000 from funds used for general
Charter Dedue- Amount
Llmita- tlon of of 1907
tlnn. XTiO .000. lvv.
Fire $175,000 $ 6.000 $170,000
Police ns.nno ono nrnon
Lighting 70,000 10,000 60,000
unrary 22,000 2.000 20.000
Park m.ooo s ooo w.nno
Cleaning A sweeping.. 40,000 4.000 36,000
Curb, gut., & paving;. So.ooo J.ooO 27,or0
uenerai 268,000 30.000 248.000
Totals $760,000 rvYOno 2700000
Sinking '.. 260,000 75,000 176.000
Total '. $875,000
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ALL SICK A RE-DOING WELL
Count Crelsjhton's Recovery Assured
nd J. B. Kitchen Ilia
MsM of Rest.
Most encouraging reports were received
Thursday afternoon from the bedsides of
all of Omaha's prominent sick. Count
Crelghton being reported to be doing nicely,
with no probability of a relapse, and hi
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J. B. Kitchen was reported to have
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POOR WORKER IS GOOD RACER
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Tries t Escape Street
Detective Ferris and John Ell, alias
"Frenchy," a man who was suspected of
burglary and was sentenced to thirty days
in Jail Wednesday morning, had an excit
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through the alley between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets and Dodge and Douglas
streets. Ell was released Thursday morn
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yeoman's duty on the streets of Omaha
and Incidentally help pay by his labor a
part of the expense caused ato tha city by
his enforced retirement for thirty days.
During an unguarded moment EH made his
escape and was going at a two-minute gait
when he was spied by Detective Ferris,
who took up the chase and soon ran down
the unwilling worker, who was Immediately
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