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TIIE OMAHA' TTOTDAT TTEE: MAY 12, 1007.
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OMAHA HISTORY IN MAPS
Cfficdal Boordt Show How ths City Ha
Giowi xob the Wilierneu.
EARLY RECORDS ARE OF THE HAZY 60RT
First Settlers Ret Maea Give the
Record in Habit, bet La tee -Importance
Omaha hss had thirteen maps lit tta bls-
tory and the aba and flow of tha move
IfiLnient In real estats especially auburbaa
YTealty is In a meaaura marked by tha
requoncy with which these mapa have
been changed. In tha beginning- of Omaha
the map ahowed rather what the promo
ters hoped than what what really existed,
and for this reason aome of the things
. which appear on tha earlier editions axe
f lust In the later ones.
The first map of Omaha, called tha A.
D. Jonea map, was made la 1KA. It In
cluded within Ita borders LI square mile.
It covered ground from what Is now Sixth
treat to Twentieth and tha atreeU In tha
Immediate vicinity of Farnam.
Tha aecond Jonas nap, made tha next
year, when tha tewnslte company had been
formed and tha members had joined lands
In a emmon holding, was an aspiring
showing ef five square antles, and with
this tract tha town waa formally ilnoor
Tha third map la known as tha Poppleton
Byare map, made In U6T by tha lata A.
J. Poppleton and "W. N. Byare, later
founder of tha Rocky Mountain News at
Denver. This map ahowed about six square
miles and la roughly cave red by tha "orig
inal townslte" part af current maps.
The fourth map waa made by Poppleton
A Dyers In 1868 and waa similar to tha
earlier one, with the exception of tha ad
dition of Grandview. Orandvlew waa really
Omaha's Bret addition. Originally It waa
a townslte adjoining Omaha an tha south.
It waa laid out by Dr. A. B. Moore, and
the federal land laws of tha day ara said
to account for tha presence af two towns
' so closely In touch.
First to Show Growth.
The fifth map waa tha O. F. Davis map
of ISM, and, with the exception of Orand
vlew shows the first expansion of the city
proper. From the original lines Pierce,
Nicholas, First and Twenty-third streets
the corporation boundary had expanded to
Thirtieth on the west, the neighborhood of
lilnney street on the north and Wool
worth avenue on the south. Capitol addi
tion, platted by O. F. Davla for John H.
Kellum, appears for the first time on thla
map. Thla addition waa laid out In
"acreage property" and has been subdi
vided since so that of the original plat
little, remains. In preparing the plat Mr.
Davts made no survey, as the owners did
not consider the land worth the expendi
ture of tha money, and the acouracy of
the government survey was assumed,
which was all right for acreage, but since
the land has assumed a "front-foot" value
there has been much question as to some
lines, as tha first surveyor's figures do not
always prove correct. Armstrong's addt
snn. Nelson's addition and Millard Cald
well's addition are ahown on thla map.
The sixth map waa that by Byron Reed,
dated 1870. On this appears Credit Foncler
addiUon, platted In 1S67. .surveyed by Wil
liam Cleburn, who Is now .living In Ken
tucky, and West Omaha, platted the aame
year. ' Omaha's corporation lines expanded
between the date of tha Davla imap and
t:AU 'of the Reed, tha boundaries on tha
lifter being Pratt street on the north.
hlrty-slxth street -on the west to a point
uth of Center street, where tha line ran
ast to Twertty-fourth, thence south to
Xjoeurt and east to the river. This map
shows Kountze & Ruth's addition tor tha
nrst tlma, aouth of Howard street, west
af Sixteenth. This addition was surveyed
by N. J. Paul, now a banker at St. Paul,
The seventh map la known as tha "little"
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. TOILET LUXURY '
Cleanses, softens,, purifies, whit
ens ' and beautifies the Gkin.
6oap and water ozj cleanse
, Mnie. Yale saysi A little Almond
liloasoiii Complexion Cream should
be applied aver time the (ace
Mid bands are washed. It re
tneves the) dust, soot, (rime, smut
suid smudge from the Interstices
. of the t.kln and makes the surface
1 smooth as velvet.
T dally necessity at home and abroad;
treasure when traveling by land and
water. l'retect the ekn from cutting
wind, burning rays of ttie sun and every
injurious effect ef the element. Prevents
and cures abnormal redness of the nose
or any part of the face, also chapping,
ehaflng. ivlrt ior. fver blisters and alt
Ji 'tt ion of the skin. It Is the greatest
--klSwn specific for burns; taks the fire
, T . V j ... 1 1 W fiM, IWinH,
1 heals and prevents soars and suppuration.
JnllpenslUe for use of Infants and every
rueml'or of the household. An exquisite
oalural beautlfler. A grateful appllcittlea
Sfter shaving, t'xoellent for inaasaee pur
pose Wme. Tale a Almond Blossom Com
plexion Crera Is now sold In two aUoa.
AT 8PIX31AL TIUCES OP,
45c and 89c
BCIIAEFER'S CUT PRICE
. . DRUG STORES
Ifih and Chicago 61s.
16th and Douglas fits, and
uto Sis.: South Omaha N.
Cur. 1 4 10 and N flts.: 4,'uanuU Mm ft.
flh Ave and Uui tit.
rmls Tnep, Issued In 171 by Qeorge P.
Bemla, who also made a map. from which
this Is distinguished. In 1R82. Three maps
slinw many seditions not In preceding ones.
Mr. pemls slw made tha ninth map af
th city In 13. which Indicates the ax
ranslon of the town. If net af tha corpora
tion lines, as many tracts unplstted on
former snaps sra laid down as parts of
the community. If not ef the corporation.
Omaha, then had elsht and one-half squsra
miles within Its boundaries.
Maps of (ha Boom Days.
Tha "Mayne" map of 1KS8, prepared by
Ilnsewater Chrysler In 1WR. Is the tenth
map af tba city. It shows tha anxiety of
people to buy Omaha real estate, even
though city taxes were not Included In
the deal, as the "additions" far exceed
the nrea ,f the corporation lines. This
waa corrected In 1HST and the Roaewater
Chrysler map of 1 exhibits Omaha
as having come Into Its own, the cor
poration lines having been placed In thetr
present position and Omaha Including
twenty-five square miles within Its bor
ders. The twelfth map was Issued by Mnlr ft
Oaylord In 1891 from drawings of Rose
water Jb Chrysler and the thirteenth map
by O. W. Craig In 1!X.
In a plat book, but no map, was
Tha first citizens of Omaha apparently
had mora Interest In making tha town
grow than In 'keeping a record ' af Its
growth, hence there was more or less neg
lect of efflolal records. Close record af
land selling by metes and sounds was not
deemed essential to the prosperity af tha
holder, and for this reason perhaps no
plat of tha original town was filed.
The first plat filed In the afflcee of tha
register of deeds was recorded March t,
1SS6. It shows the claim of tha Winter
Quarter or Florence Town company. The
first plat having t do with tha dtr of
Omaha was filed March 23, lffifi. It Is tha
Council Bluffs & Nebraska Ferry com
pany's addition to Omaha 'City and cov
ered a tract north ef We aster street, ana
and one-half blocks, 'lying between tha
lithographed plat of Omaha and tha plat
of Jeffries' addition to Omaha City, but
Mr. Jeffries evidently did not think his
addition was worth itha recorder's faa and
memery alone recalls It location.
When Napoleon Was Ietst.
On the second map tba northern Una
cf the "original survey" la different from
that shown at present, ae north of Izard
street there were several blocks, now part
of Horbach's addition, and rthe first oanaul
of France thus missed becoming identified
with the Gateway of tha West, as Na
poleon street fell when' the original north
ern boundary was reduoed. Antelope
street, Fremont street and a number of
others suffered the soma fata, while Spring
street, then near the northern boundary,
Is now found in tha neighborhood of South
While J. Sterling Morton was still to
make "Arbor day" famous. Omaha pro
moters were Impressed with the advan
tages of parks, Washington square was
at Sixteenth and Farnam streets and was
later oocupled by a court house. Jefferson
square was spared that fate, but "tha
park" In the eastern part of town waa
Omnha's first addition "with a park"
waa Hnnscom park, platted by A. J. Han
scoin and James Megeath about 1871. The
city was given the park on condition that
It be Improved and a horse car line car
ried "suburban residents" who desired to
live around the shady grove.
The first "parked" addition was Bemts
park, laid out in J889. For some reason
the park was forced, to await recognition
of Its advantages, but tha Idea finally be
came popular and In modified form has
been adopted by .others.
In Its expansion Omaha has absorbed
two towns, the first being Orandvlew and
the second one Saratoga. At the present
time It presses upon the borders of four
Bouth Omaha, Dundee, Benson and Florence.
ENDLESS CHAIN NUISANCES
Attempts to Stay tha Prosrreas
fenaelesa Schauta Prove la
effect ami. -
Although the fraud has been exposed
many times within ths last three yearsj
tha prayer chain Incorrectly attributed to
tha Protestant Episcopal bishop af Maasa.
chusetts Is still In being, frightening some
persons and bothering a good many. News
paper appeals, personal letters and every
other effort made by Bishop Lawrence to
stay Ita progress have proved ineffectual
The gullible and timorous religious publlo
la sufficiently large to keep the letters go
ing. 80 far no hops of money gain for
anyone has seemed ta animate tha perpet
uation of this senseless enterprise, and for
that reason Its perslstanoe n all tha more
A somewhat similar, but far mora seri
ous chain, or, as tha English term it,
"snowball" leter, la causing great Injury
to the Barnardo Homes, one of the no
table charities of London. Soma tlma prior
to Dr. Barnardo's death. In 1905, a Miss
Robertson, betnsT sincerely Interested In
the welfare of tils phllanthroplo work, sent
out an appeal for aid without consulting
tha management of tha homes. Tba erlg
lnul letters contained tha usual request
that copies be mailed to friends of tha
recipients. In Its Orat form tha letter was
not entirely unobjectionable, but since Dr.
Barnardo's death tha phraseology has been
changed, and now. In the words of tha
managers at the homes, it Is "highly mis
leading and actually doing harm." One
of the allegatlona In tha letter now circu
lating Is that tha homes must close their
doors, which Is directly contrary to tha
80 serious has been tha effect of thla
chain letter that tha homes have been
obliged to advertise to counteract It Re
cently In the London Times tha council
of the charity declares Ita desire to put
the letter out of circulation entirely and
aays It "will take It aa a favor If all
readers of tha Times will aid In tha en
deavor." While the missive has had wide
circulation. Its results seem to have been
scant, for the council says, "support Is
urgently needed." Ths work of the homes
Is very great, 8.000 boys and girls being
cared for In them and tha dally food bill
alena being 11,209. ,
The Barnardo letter waa not Inspired by
malice or 111 will, but Ita originator hoped
to accomplish much good by this agency.
The prayer chain may have been the work
of a Joker er of a religious enthusiast. It
will be lntereatlng to watch tha progress
of tha English effort to end a nuisance.
Judging from the experience of Bishop
Lawrence, It Is likely to be a long time
before tha council of the' Barnardo Homes
hears ths laat of Miss Robertson's well
meant, but Ul advised attempt to fill tha
treasury. New York Bun,
CLETELASD DEPLORES HUES
Ex-FmldeBt, fats Dr. Miller, Deprecate
Eooialistis Teadensiet He Beet.
ESPECIALLY REGRETS FIX OF HIS PARTY
Venerable Ornahaa Rotaraa fresa Best
wit It Wards ef Praise far Harrl
eaua as ftee.eta.etor ef
"I called on Mr. Cleveland at Ma office In
New Tork City and we bad a long talk."
said Dr. George L. Miller, who returned Fri
day from the east "I found ths ex-presldent
In fine condition physically and mentally,
his aye bright, his mind clear, his con
viction sturdy. He deeply deplores tha ex
isting conditions and the socialistic ten
dencies of the country. Especially he de
piareo the conditions now .existing -In the
"Mr. Cleveland's pre-eminence Is attested
everywhere; his opinions are sought by
conservative men. While ha la reserved In
his expressions there Is no mistaking the
convictions faa holds regarding the existing
agitations. He believes in the cure of
evils and would go to tha root of them, but
I believe I correctly Interpret Mr. Cleve
land, when I say ha does not believe In
agitations misleading many In the direction
of dangerous policies for state and na
"Ha talked particularly and without tha
slightest suggestion from me, about the
life and work of Edward Rosewater. He
asked also about his sons. All this Indi
cated, besides a marvelous memory, a broad
sympathy, a sympathy that Is not bounded
by political or mercenary lines. This great,
big-breasted, big-hearted man unconsciously
paid a fine tribute to his own character In
the many kind words he spoke about Mr.
Candidates for Preside-y.
Regarding tha outlook for p.esldentlal
Umber. Dr. Miller said:
"Hughes Is undoubtedly a prominent
figure and a promising man. I have not
given the situation sufficient thought to
endorse entirely the opinion of Henry
Watterson that Hughes will be the next
man nominated by the republicans. He Is
strong, though, for two reasorts; first, he
Is Independent, industrious and honest, and
second, he Is supported by the president of
the United States, both directly and indi
rectly, "But there ls Taft who looms up a bkg
figure polltloally as well as physically and
I hardly see how Roosevelt can divide his
time between the two. In many etales
Fairbanks has a powerful following.
"President Roosevelt now enjoys an al
most universal popularity because of bis
agitation against corporations. But I be
lieve there Is an undertone and an under
tow among conservative people and that
when the Issue is tried snd men speak their
sentiments there will be sheet-lightning all
around the sky."
Dr. Miller , doee not share the opinion ef
B. H. Harrlman'a critics, but holds, on the
other band, that hs has done more for the
middle west than any other man ever did.
"I care nothing for tha high rolling,
spectacular - finance of Wall street," said
Dr. Miller. "Mr, Harrlaian Is morally no
worse than the men whom he beats In the
battle there Is be? The man who wins In
the Tltanto struggles ef Wall street Is as
good as he who loses. But I know that no
man since the white race settled on the
western hemisphere has ever done even
one-half as much as B. H. Harriman has
dons In nine years for the material pros
perity and development of the transmlsais
slppl and Rooky mountain states. I stick
to that proposition because It la baaed on
Indisputable facts." ' "
RACE FOR QUEEN OF THE MAY
Contest Is Gettlagr Qeesl Already, with
errerel Teiag Wesaea
The contest for the selection of a "Queen
of the Mar" te be crowned at "The Streets
ef Paris" at the Auditorium Is In . full
awing and numerous ballots ara being cast
at tha different palling places. Miss Ethel
Robertson to ths leader at present with 369
votes, as against the U rotes east for her
nearest competitor. Miss Myrtle Moses.
"The Streets of Parts" will open at the
Auditorium for two weeks, beginning May
M, and the promoters, who are the lead
ing business men ef Omaha, have offered
a prize of a diamond ring to be given to
tha choice for tha "Queen of the May,"
who will be crowned with elaborate cere
monies during ths second week of the
The following Is the Hat of candidates
for "queen" and their present standing In
the competition: '
Ethel Robertson.. V, Emma Whltmore. 107
Myrtle Moses...... 212'Anna Weitxel S3
Susie Peck 214 Mlas Bovee V
IJllle Miller IK?
Blanch Howland.. 1"'-'
Edna Hunter 168
Tina Schmidt IM
Winifred Lemon.. 142
Marie Butts Ul
Agnes Morgan.. n
Hassan Nalr Ioebodded In Oak.
After four two-Inch boards had been
taken off an oak log at James Webb's
sawmill, a walnut peg, an Inch In diame
ter and a foot long, was found, which '
reached the heart of the big log, where. It '
Is e lima ted, It had been driven probably 1
aeveuty-tlva years ago. At the end of the
pre; was a coll of black hair,- long audi
Old people of the neighborhood are of
the opinion that the coil of hair was placed
there In accordance with a prevalent cus
tom ef pioneer times. This custom pro
vt led thai when a man and wife could not
get along or agree. Instead of separating. I
aa In these days, the neighbors cut a loi k
of hair from the head of each. A hole
waa then bored In a thrifty tree and tha
locks of hair were driven to the heart by ;
a naJnut bin. After that It waa haliv
tho couple would live happily ever aJir.l
TOTS INGENIOUS BEGGARS
Three Little Boys Ask Money te Bnry
DmI Bister and Are
"Lady, win yon give me a dime to help
buy a ooffln to bury my little baby sister,"
asked a little boy at the door of a boarding
house on Twenty-fifth and Dodge streets
Saturday moraine The boy was accom
panied by two other boys, one of whom
was crying bitterly.
"Cbms In, boys," said the woman and the
trio "came lt" to wait until the money
should be forthcoming. But the woman
telephoned to Probation Officer Bernstein
and In a few moments he was on the spot.
Ths boys cried In real earnest when they
found they were In the hands of ths law.
They confessed that the dead baby sister
existed only In thSAr resourceful minds and
that the, money they were getting was
meant to be used in the purchase of bails,
bats and uniforms.
The boys had a large sum in nickels,
dimes and quartsra. Ths probation office
has been en the watch for boys who have
been operating in this manner.
DELEGATES TO THE ASSEMBLY
lx Mew Will Go fresa Omaha and VI
elnlty te Presbyterian
Six men will represent the Presbyterian
church In Omaha and vicinity at the gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian ohnrch
In tho United States, which convenes at
Columbus. O.. May 11 The session will
eonsums about ten days The six msn are
Rev. Dr. A. S. C. Clarke, pastor of the
Lowe Avenue Presbyterian church, Omaha;
Rev. B. P. Pearson. Lyons, Neb.; & H.
Wosteraeld, Dundee; Prod Kocker of the
First German Presbyterian church, Omaha;
Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Jenkins, professor of
theology In the Omaha seminary, and Rev.
Dr. Ouy W. Wadsworth. president of Belis
vue collage, Tho first four are sent by ths
presbytery. Dr. Wadsworth will represent
Bellevue college and Dr. Jenkins the The
ological seminary. This will be the first
general assembly In which the Cumber
land branob. which united last year with
the ether Presbyterians, meets with them.
l " 'eoasiees-y "-! - fr'm'd
Tho Peoples Storo Builders
of Happy Homes
f you would deal with the store whose goods and service are of a
e snorts and service Are of a ITiniT HT A w A C-
behooves you to trade st the Peoples Store. The Peoiilo Store s refutation
t deallnss was not established In a dsy or month, but by years of
actual easiness wltn the peonl
Their lileral methods are founded, not merely on paper, but by aubstantlnl transac
tions covering a period of 20 years. The patrons of the Peoples Ktore know befot .)h.nl
that whatever they buy here la absolutely guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or no
... e,r Prl''" have always been low, consistent with the character of the merchan
dise offered. If you wish to furnish your home complete or only want a single piece,
let tho Peoples Store fill your want.
Three Rooms Furnished Complete $71.50
0"r three-room outfits do not merely consist of furniture and rugs. -but Include every
thing necessary to furnish a home complete. Our outfits Include window shmles, draperies,
bedding of all kinds, all the necessnry cooking utensils and kitchen f urnlalilngs, crockery.
giassnare, silverware, and. In f act. everyth Ing you will need with w hich to start house-
Buyers of our outfits are not obliged to go elsewhere to complete the furnishings of
their homes, ns everything is included down to the smallest detail.
Also the furniture, rugs, draperies and furnishings sre all of a hlph class, and should
not be confused with some outfits of Inferior grades that are offered elsewhere. We have
always made a specialty of rnmplcte home outfits, snd have now lowered the price to J71.B0
for three rooms and reduce the cash payment to 7.00, and $5.00 per month f terwaids.
We Guarantee That These Outfits Will Cost Ton $100 Xlsswhsre.
tour and five-room outfits at proportionate pricea and terms.
a . - m
j a. T K
3L. r 1.1 1 1.X
(Exactly like cut). A Peo
ples Store special doMgn.
made of the finest quartered
oak, grooved shelves for
plates, bent glass ends of
double strength, highly pol-
isnea. A moat valued addi
tion to any
1.0 Cash, 3. 00 Monthly.
i I'lii', una
(Exactly like cut). Made of thoroughly sea
soned stock, well finished and extra well made;
Sl7.e of top 42x42, and extends to 6 feet. These
tables we secured at a very special price, and
Intend to give our many cus
tomers the benefit of our ex
Terms! fljOO Cash, $1.00 Monthly.
. We are sole
agents for Hey
wood Bros, and
R e f rlgerators,
Sil 1 Neeu
V Ti Range?
If so, bs sure and get a Direct Action. It is ths bost
res range made; has all ths good features of every other
gas range and many that tha others lack.
Has broiler above oven.
There are no heavy plates in ths oven to boat tea or
fifteen minutes before baking. The oven ta ready, to use
as soon as lighted. Every part is removable and olsanabla,
making It most sanitary.
Has a sub-bnrnsr for wanning; purposes. Consumes
mors oxygon of the air than any other gas range, hence
reduces your gas bill. Ths Direct Action is guaranteed to
cut your gas bill one-third. Ton pay your gas bill twelve
times a year, you buy a gas range onoe is twelve years.
Bs surs you get a Direct Action. Direct Action gas ranges
are an Investment, not an expense.
Sold on easy terms of f 1.75 cash; $2.00 monthly.
G6g Peoples Store Special Fold
ing and Reclining Go-Carta
(Exactly like cut). The handle rods and
gearing are of steel, enameled green, rub
ber tired, steel wheels, the back and dash
can be artjueted to any posi
tion, fold compactly, offered
at the special price
The Peoples Store Special
Made of solid oak, upholstered in gen
uine chase leather,' neatly A f
-carved, highly polished: , ' fl I "1
. n I o nrln. .... mr
r - r - .....
$Oo pax week.
The Gurney Refrig
erator, for which we
are aola agents, is
guaranteed, not only
by us, but by the
manufacturer to be
absolutely the best re-,
frigerator on the mar
ket today. It has seven
distinct walls, has
mineral wool filling,
and Is an actual ice
saver. This week wo
60e per week.
Mb. C )
Crockery Special )
or Bets, It pieces, fancy docorated f
.regular $1.00 values, y J
its r - r r r r - r r-yrr-xrrrf-rr-irr
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Carpets, Rugs and Draperies
Dig Special Sale All This Week
Room Size Rugs
asxn3i4 tv 1 1 1 1 rj
Ingrain Carpets, strictly all wool,
regular 76c grade, C4
7,ape.stry Carpets, very heavy qu al
ly, many designs, regular A9
$1.00 grade, special
Axmlntater Carpets, very choice and
extra beavy weight, regu-
lnr 11. B0. at. vard
Matting, good quality. Just
thing lor summer use, bo
vrmlfL enaciai this week..
Oilcloth for kitchen, good grade,
special, per square "t
Linoleum, henvy grade, will give
good service, worth $1.00, r9f
special, per square yard v.st
These rugs are made of
genuine tapestry Brussels
carpeting of a strong,
durable quality that will
give excellent wear and
held Its color to ths very
last. Tha new spring
patterns are delightfully
pretty and these rugs for
style, beauty and quality
where for less
than 118.60. The
size is axil reet
and the special
Terms t $l.BO
cash) $3.00 pas
Nottingham Curtains, handsome
designs and excellent value. f Q
worth l.i5, pair t-"5
Nottingham Curtains, 60 Inches
wide, very beautiful patterns and
extra fine quality, worth f A
$3.00. pair tmtJ
Beautiful Carded Arabian Cur
tains, full siie, worth f Xtk
3.00. a pair
Rope Portlers, fine quality, full
size, your choice ef col- 71
ors, worth $3.00, at a.
(Exactly like cut.) A new bed made In
fancy scroll design, full bent posts of
seamless tubing and very heavy chill
work; have four coats of baked white
enamel and can be had
In full or three-quarter
sale price ............
(Exactly j like
cut). Made of
solid oak, high
,lnrKe, r o o in y
7t7i''!tl "Jn"'r '"sasnii JIT""1
WE TRUST THE PEOPLE
A 88-plece Geld Coin Initial Dinner Set.
with your Initial In gold, given away ab
solutely free with every cash or credit
purchase of $100, or sold to you outright
for $t.76, on the extremely easy terms
of $1.00 cash and $1.00 per month.
If you buy $100 worth during 190T we
will give you a set free and credit your
accounts with all amounts that you have
Dinner Sets, 100 pieces, handsomely dec
orated, fancy border, spray or floral de
signs, regular $16.00 q (A
values, special '
Toilet Sets, 6 pieces, decorated ware.
- regular $3.60 values, ")
Uasollne Stoves, a 1-burner, low, 1 AO
guaranteed, worth $4.60, special. ,
16ia 'FARNAM eSTOFCTSs OMAHA
CHE PEOPLES FURNITURE AND CARPET CO, Established 1887.
We sell goods oat of
town on very easy
payments. Write for
our special catalogue)
of Rrfrigrratom, flo.
C arta. Kltf hen Cahl
neta and Gas Range
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HARRIMAN SUSTAINS LOSS
Fgdfio Line laTo Two of Wont Operatin:
Month in March and ApriL
LITTLE WORK THIS YEAR KRUTTSCHNITT
Oenble-Trneklns; In Nebraska and
VYyemlac Will Be Dene, bat ho
laaprovesaonts hot Aete
Harriman Pacific lines had two of their
worst oDeratlng months in March and
AprlL The principal causes of ths trouble
were removed during April, but the effect
will bo felt on a narrowing seals fur a
couple of weeks to come. Trafflo is rapidly
resuming Its normal basis. '
Julius Kruttschnltt, director of ualnten
anoe and operation, aays little new work
Is being undertaken this year that can bo
avoided, but that double-tracking will be
pushed in Nebraska and Wyoming, espe
cially In Nebraska. Tbere are 176 miles of
double-tracking authorised for 11. Last
year about luu miles were put through In
various suctions, principally around tho
ooal mines of Wyoming. Much extension
work la projected In ths far west, but lit
tle will bo done until conditiuua rtututfo,
according to tho Wall direct Journal.
Appropriations of this year and last in
clude 2,7dt miles of road to be equipped
with eutonhttlc block signal, which will
bring the total mileage so equipped to t.Tia)
and Include the four main, Hues of tho
system. While It Is less than one-third of
the entire mileage, it represents fully two
thirds of ths traffic.
The latest proposition to lengthen time
scheduaes across tbs continent Includes tha
from twentv-seven and a half hours to
thirty-two; from Chicago to Missouri rlvsr,
from sixteen and a half hours to twenty.;
average of through limited eastbound
coast trains, from slxty-slns and a half to
seventy-one and one-fourth hours. Through
limited westbound trains will bo changed
very little. No final agreement has been
reached on new schedules, but the man
agers are giving' the matter earnest atten
tion. Cltras Fruit Movement.
This season's California movement of
citrus fruit will total sbout I0,0U carloads.
of which Harriman lines. Including ths San
Pedro, get $0 per cent, Atchison getting
40 per oent. Lsst season's movement Is
expected to reach 40,000 cars, as many new
orchards will be bearing. The movement
begins in November and lasts until June,
reaching Its climax In February. . This year
tha movement was delayed five or six wVeks
and the railroad are In their fourth week
of the big rush. The deciduous fruit move
ment begins about the end of the other
movement and averages nearly one-third
aa much, last season being t.OuO cars. As
tha fruit Industry of California grows ths
deciduous tonnage becomes relatively less.
Traffic managers have great faith In the
new grafting processes whereby oranges are
cultivated successfully the year round.
They say many of the best varieties are
thus obtained In months that formerly
wars -out of seeson. Tha shipping period
Is gradually extending and ultimately will
cover the twelve months of ths year.
Balled Ip by Highballs.
A Sunday "highball," a signal of the New
Haven road.' caused the worst railroad
tangls at New Haven, Conn., that the New
Haven officials have had to straighten out
An engineer who was scheduled to take
out the t:06 accommodation train for Hart
ford hitched by mistake on to the Shore
line accommodation for Providence, which
wag sOioJulsd to leave at t.U. WUa Con
ductor Beebe, who was In charge of the
Shore Use train, gave him the "highball,"
the sign to go ahead, the engineer started
When he got to Cedarbtll be found that
he was on the wrong track and stopped
his train. Conductor Beebe Insisted thht
he go on with the train, but the engineer
refused, saying that hs had never been
over that routs, and, unhitching his en
gine and leaving the train stalled, he put
back te the Union station for his own
train. It took an hour to straighten out
things and get both trains under way.
JEALOUSY AT GOLDEN HORN
mailer Powers Object te Betas For
gotten ta Hew Peal
. with Turkey.
CONST ANTI NO J?TJC. May ll.-i(flpecuU.)
A certain amount ef jealousy has arisen
amongst ths diplomats belonging to ths
smaller powers In Constantinople over the
question of raising the customs duties from
I to 11 per cent
The great powers havs been carrying on
the negotiations and settled the whole
question to suit themselves, but they have
quite Ignored tbs smaller powers as having
any rights to be heard In the matter at all.
As a matter of fact the terms tho powers
are making are applicable te all nations,
snd there will be no difference In the treat
ment of any nation, and they will all
benefit by tha reforms, but the smaller
ones felt themselves slighted and consid
ered that (hey had a right to be consulted.
They therefore delegated the Dutch charge
d'affaires to lay their grievances before the
German ambassador, who Is ths dean,
and ask that they should give their con
sent la the final note to the porte accept
ing raising of the custoir a Baron liar
schall von Bloberatein did not fall In with
thaif vWws ea4 riXased, Xhaa the
piled to Sir Nicholas O'Conor, who found
they had a reason to compVln and who
undertook to arrange the matter. Russia,
and France quickly agreed to the Insertion
of a clause In ths nots to the effect that
the consent of the smaller powers had beoa
obtained. However, the national complica
tions growing out of this unique conditio
of affairs have net ae yet been settled.
One Mayer Would Resign.
TEKATER1NOSLAV, Russia, May
Tha mayor of this olty, M. A leu. having
reoelved a second warning that hs has been,
sentenced to death by the reactionary or
ganutatlon on account ef bis liberal oplo
ions, has determined to resign.
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