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THE OMAHA DAILY REE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 1. 1900.
Interesting: Information Concerning: Omaha's Social and Business Life!
PEOPLE VOTE LARGER DEBT
Confident of Future, Iraprorementt
" Ar Demanded.
COUBT . HOUSE TAKES MILLION
Thli Esoenifitore, with Those tor
roving and Bettermeot, Show
. I p In Aaaual Statements of
' Cltr mni Cointr.
While the bonded debt of the city of
Om.iha h been Increased $340,000 and that
of the county by tl.OW.OuO during the last
year, the Jncreaicd debt was Incurred by
the people willingly who wished for better
c;liy and county Improvement, and the
ye.ir h.ts been a prosperous one. City bonds
w. :e vo'.eil for paving and public Improve
ments and county bonds were voted for the
new court house, all within the year. No
'hoot bonds were voted during the last
twelve month period, but during that time
$:.'0.H) of these bonda were sold.
According to the statement of the city
av.a ' eminry treasurer, Frank A. Furay,
there wan ..In tho city treasury at the close
of business on December 24. IW, a balance
amounting to $l.rV43.700.s7. Opposed to this
on the other side of the ledger Is the
bonded debt, totaling to $6,213,503.99. There
Is no outstanding warrant Indebtedness.
The school district huts a bonded debt of
T'ljc col'ections during the year were much
belter thHn umihI, over B5 per cent of all
re;il mri personal taxoe being collected. In
some other yeais It has lx-en a struggle to
Ket In 90 per cent of the taxes.
The report of the city treasurer for 190$
'.1 U and Including December "4, la as
Balnnce Jan. 1. 1VW. .$1.09(1.632.05
Ure a. Ine'dlng Deo. 24. 4, '8,iB3.96 $5,764,566.01
ing Dec. '.'4 4.220.S63.14
On flepoHlt In banks..$l,rini.2n7.fi8
Checks for deposit... 40.09S.28
Cash In drawer 2,344. 91-$1.54S,00.87
Oeneral ... $3,670,000.00
Special . '. . .$834,500.00
funds 290,996.01 534,6O3.99-$6,213,603.99
School district bonded
Less sinking fund.... 233,236.54 $ 791,763.46
Assessed valuation, 1908 $117.412.8!S.df
Tnx produced 1.4S9.023.O1
T.us collected 1.42I.W1.99
Real $907,306 13
Per cent of real collected $6.07
Per cent of personal collected 85.03
rowed through with passageways, which In
stead of having steps are built on the ramp
style, in the manner of the CJlralda tower
In Seville. Walking up along one of these
ramp passageways In the dark, even though
It Is broad day outside, the feet strike bricks
hollowed cut by the footsteps of four cen
turles ahd the shoulders rub against walls
that seem also to be marked with the line
of other shoulders that are "bonier than ever
now. It Is a great change from the brand
new town of the middle west,' say, to the
Ideals and Ideas of four centuries back.
JOBBERS AND THE FACTORIES
(Continued from Eleventh Page.)
Cement, tile and brick f.onn.oor)
Cigars and tobacco l.S'W.rmo
Coal and coke S.nnft.ono
Creamery packages 2SO,(mk)
Dairy products S.Omi.nno
Electrical supplies 1,200,000
Dry goods, Including factory prod
Dental supplies WO.OflO
Drugs, chemicals and sundries.... S.WiO.OH)
Fruits and vegetables 2.2O0,0i0
Furniture and carpets 1,200,000
Flour and feed 2,600,000
Hardware (shelf and light) S.ww.imo
Hardware (heavy) l,6M,uno
Hats Hnd caps 600,(nn
Harness and saddlery l.oooono
Oils, lubricating and Illuminating 1.7.i".fl"0
Poultry, eggs, celery, oysters l,800,oo)
Paints, oils, glass J,G).ooo
Patent medicines, other than drugs 310.000
Photograph supplies : 125.0H0
Rubber goods 2.000.000
Syrups, Jellies, preserves BdO.fjoo
School Supplies 7o,0O)
Hash and doors 4Kmi"0
Sporting goods onO.OOO
Stock foods l,200,0i
Poultry foods, etc 600,000
Surgical supplies 250,000
Wall paper duo.ooo
Stoves - 8uo,JO
LIBRARY MAKES BIG CAIN
Circulate! Over Twenty-Four Thou
sand Books More Than 1907.
ALL DEPARTMENTS GO FORWARD
Maseom Also Makes Rlgr Strides and
Is Visited Daring the Year by
Nearly Thirty Thoasaad
An Increase In circulation of 24,618 books
waa made by the Omaha Publlo Library
and Museum In 198 over the year 1907.
Other departments of the library alao show
big gains, but these tray be regarded as
due chiefly to the growth of the city, ac
cording to the view of Miss Edith Tobitt,
librarian. The Increase In circulation Is,
however, far larger In total' and in ratto
than Increases of past years.
The official figures for the year are as
Received by gift 1035
Received by purchase 3,948
Hound periodicals . i
Total... i $35.69
The balance In the county treasury was
i struck on November 30, 19C8, the report ot
J tho year's business to that date being as
T;nlnnce on hand. Nov. 80. 1007..$ 331,833 78
A Tx collected to Dec. 1. 1908 832.732.88
Miscellaneous collections 673.7ti2.92
State Treasurer $ 233.466.42
Count warrants 607.130.43
City of Omaha 1W.6S6.46
City of South Omaha ;. 12,6.19.62
School districts 182,7X3.77
Redemptions, etc , . 183,621.21
I. end sinking fund, invested
' county warrants 46,447.78
Balance, November 30, 19U8..
After revelwlng the year's work Treas
urer Furay has come to the conclusion that
a few changes In the laws of the state
would be beneficial to the taxpayer and
niuke the following r--ommendatlons to
the Incoming legislature:
Create a 'redemption fund.
Levy one-half mill luinu.illy on all tax
ablu proiK-rty for redemption fund, pro
ceeds to be Invested In general warrants of
me city or tx mis general or special upon
npiM'oval of mayor and council,
ivht limitation to be based upon per
centage of valuation.
Halo of Interest on warrants, general and
special, reduced from 7 to 5.
All loaally !-vied taxes to be Incon
ti'Mlblo upon the expiration of one year
after date of approval by proper officials.
Provide for the Issuance of bonds In
coupon or registered form.
The. making of our taxes Incontestlble
would obvlute the lasuunce of general re
newal bonds to retire special assessment
Amend Section 190, line 10 to 11 to read 60
EASY LIFE FOR THE FIREMAN
In the Blissful Cltr of Carlageaa
Tw Fires In About Seventy
' i Years.
The city of Cartagena, In the republic f
' Colompla, la one spot where the business
of being a fireman la no great drain on
the nervous ay stem. If Informants tell the
truth there have been two fires in Car
tagena In the last seventy years.
One man who now Is growing old says
hi J father remembers as a small bry when
a house in the town was burned. That
ill u accident. The other fire, which
happened recently, say about a dosen years
ago, was believed to have been of Incen
diary origin. But these fires did not de
stroy the houses In which they happened,
becauae the houses are built of stone. All
that can burn la what Is Inside.
This felicitous state of affairs Is as
cribed by some of the Inhabitants to the
Influence of San Pedro Oaver, a priest of
Cartagena couplo of centuries back, who
within the last ten years was made a saint
Those who look at the city through other
eyes get the Idea that the absence of tem
poral fires Is aacribable to the easy house
keeping of the natives.
Aa In all other places about the Colom
bian coast, clothing la not a, requisite
until the children are well advanced In
age. The house are open and there
Uift any very pressing need of fires.
lQven the cemetery out toward I. Pop
hill I a most openwork place. It la hard
toi ' imagine anything less kept up than
that cemetery. Most of the burials were
done by putting the coffin Into a section
f the brick wall about the graveyard
uid then heading up the hole with bricks.
Apparently from, time to time someone
afflicted with curiosity ha . visited the
cemetery and has pulled away some ot
the brick. A a result, many ot the
sections II exposed to the day. with a
few dusty plank of coffin, fallen all to
gether, - showing to the view. An occa
sional bone la all that give token that a
biunaa botng was buried there. There
due not appear to be any fancy for bury
liur In the ground.
When you get to Cartagena, Engl la h
peaking folk are apt to let you know
bout tho time that Admiral Vernon, the
12igllshman, attacked the city In day
gone by, with Laurence Washington, G.
V. brother,1 In hi coropany. And from
that association, you are Informed, came
to bo tho namo of Mount Vernon for the
AVashlngton place In America.
II la an anulent place. Cartagena, going
on oa year of ago, and It looks every bit
of It. Someone ha called the city "more
Spanish than a Spanish town." and that
appear to be true. For one thing, It Is a
walled towit, and that sort of thing Is apt
to bo new to any visitor from the United
State. Tho streets are typically narrow
and practically wtthout sidewalks.
The great walls about the city are bur-
Factories Hold Up Iteeord.
Manufacturing for the year fell below last
year only by a small amount, the estimate
being last year that $220,000,000 worth of
product were made In Omaha:
Packing house $114,600,000
Alfalfa foods 7oO,0K)
Bags and products 1,600 ono
Boilers and tanks 700 000
Boots and shoes CtiO.OiiO
"r"i nnn naiery products 1,nniK)
Brick and tile 2.000.000
..... .u tilllaflie t,m
1 'm TiiiKt'S and wamtia HMnfA
1 lulning , 2,675,000
Clothing (skirt and women
Cornice work loo.ooo
r urs 275.0(0
Fence, wire 25.000
Foundry products, castings and
Ice cream 38,OiK
Iron and steel, structural ami.ooo
leaa and shot 110,000
Liquors (other than malt) 4,520,000
Malt products &10.0110
Optical goods 100,000
Kami, mixed 25.000
Proprietary articles aoooon
Harness and saddlery 300,000
piiock ana poultry rood 800,000
White lead W.ooo
woodwork, planing mill 500.000
Motor cycles 12.000
Cement blocks and products 160.000
Wood and paper boxes 200.000
Washing machine 60,000
Trunks and valises 25.000
Bearings and automobile supplies 10.000
Incubators and supplies 150.000
Flour and feed 600,000
Union Pacific Shops
Motor cars 229.3S8
j.4tnor and material on cars, lo
comotives, etc 1.94359
Smelter r. ... .34,953.236
Street cars 72.000
Other products 4.000,000
FIRES FEWER AND LOSS LESS
Good Showing; for Omaha and the De
partment In Protecting: Life
Chemist Norman Hsndrlckson, laboratory
Helper James Wallln and Mrs. K. A. Mc
With a fire loss of only $183,403, as against
$208,134 for the year 1907. or a reduction of
about 12 per cent, the year just closed ha
been both fortunate and exceptional In that
line. There also have been fewer large
fire and only one with a loss of more
than $10,000, that ot the Moltne Plow com
pany, In which the loss was $56,764. More
over, thla has been accomplished by the
fire department with a force of men only
slightly larger than that of 1907, the dls- j
clpllne and efficiency ranking high.,
During the year a steam engine for No, S
engine houne and a hose wagon for the new
fire company at Twenty-seventh and Jones
streets have been added to the equipment
of the department. The latter fir barn
was the only new one occupied during the
Four persons met death from flra during
the year, and In every case It was the
clothes of the person catching fire In
some manner, not the burning of a sur
rounding building or room, that resulted
In death. Twenty-three citizens were In
jured or burned by fire and twenty-four
firemen burned or hurt while on duty. No
firemen were killed or burned to death
during the year. Twenty-seven horses
were burned to death In various fires.
Starting with a force of 173 men at the
first ot the year, 1908, six men have been
dismissed, six have resigned, one ha been
placed on tho pension list and twenty-one
have been hired, making tho present en
rollment 181. There are alxty-one horse
employed In the department.
Between 3 and 4 o'clock In the afternoon
I the hour when most fire occurred.
fifty-two happening at that time ot day,
and the. hour after that came next with
forty-six , fires. Saturday proved most pro
llflo tor biases, 107 being the record, and
Tuesday did almost as good with 106. The
month of October had more fires than any
other. wlt,h ninety-five. Sixty fire oc
curred for which no cause could be as
signed and there were more fires of this
kind than of any other single cause. Burn
ing rubbish and children playing with
matches each caused forty-eight tires.
Plans worked out by Clrief Salter durlna
the year; but not yet realised, contemplate
the placing ot hose companies and hook
and ladder companies at Twenty-first and
Laks street and In the vicinity of Twenty
fourth street and Ames avenue. A tiro
house ha already been built at the former
These figure how the work accom
plished by the officer and men of the de
partment during the last year:
Number of alarm nj
Value of building where tires
occurred $6.003 916
Value ot contents ,'2,7 6
Tqtal books received :6,3i
An lncreasx over 19u7 of 903.
Books in foreign Mnauaices. including
German, French, Danish and Swedish, were
purchased to the number ot S15.
Medical books, purchased irom tne tuna
provided by Urn omaba, Douglas County
Medical association, &H.
Reference books received, 1R4.
Total accesnluns to date, 99,102.
Total withdrawn to date, 18,820.
Toltil number of books In library, 80,282.
Adult department ; . .152.018
Children's department w 45,763
School department 53,oU
Paper box factory ,
Union Pacific shops 470
Old People's Home 298
Social Settlement (200 volumes depos- .
ited fceptembur, 108 no record of
Total circulation, 19 262,923
An Increase over 1907 of 24.515.
Number of photographs circulated, 8,500.
MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATIONS.
New registrations 8.S2C
Re-regiBtration (to replace cards on
which the time limit ot. tlirea yeais
has expired) 1,68$
Total registrations 6,015
Total number of memberships 13,627 (the
total number of cards exceeds this num
ber, as each borrower may have two for
Daily newspapers received 20
Periodicals received , 183
Public documents deposited in the
reading room .6,667
Bound volume of newspapers 467
Patent Olflce reports 310
Drawings and specifications of the Pat
ent Office 7i9
Visitors to the reading room.... ...... .42.139
An in create In the number of visitor
over 1907 of 2,272.
Number ot books deposited (Including
sets of oerlodlcals Indexed In Poole).
Increase over 1907, 2,422.
A collection of books numbering 3.500, et
apart and used only in the schools, both
pumic ana private.
(Partly maintained by a fund received
from the Omaha, Douglas County Medical
Book . ....1,218
Circulation 4... 884)
BYRON REED COLLECTION OF COINS,
MAIS L SCRIPTS AND RARE BOOKS.
Visitor .. , 8,448
Book Ufced for reference , . Siki
visitor .'. .29,537
Number' of books bound and rebound 6,173
LECTURE ROOM. ;
Beating capacity 125
The use ot this room Is free to all edu
cational organisations not charging a fee
for admission to its meetings.
Classes and clubs which have met rem
larly during 1908: Old Settlers' association,
Graduate Nurses' association, Esperanto
classes afternoon and evening, Omaha So
ciety of tne Fine Arts, Literary class. State
university, extension course; Teachers
Training class, library course; "Story
nour, ior i ne umuna fuonc uorary; jew
Ish Bible class.
GIFTS AND LOANS.
(A full list will be given In the annual
report, only the most important here.)
8tereoptlcon slides presented by the
Omaha Society of the Fine Art 609
Slides loaned by F. L. Hal'ler ,. 74
Slides loaned by a. M. Hitchcock.... 103
oreign photographs and postal oards
to be used for circulation, presented
by Mr. L. S. Reed 1,756
Musee Francals, four volumes; Robert'
Holy Land, three volumes; Robert's Egypt
ana rvuDia, mree volumes, ana several arti
cles for the museum, presented by C. N,
Collection of minerals, presented by Eras-
LARGER MAILS. MORE CLERKS
Increase la Railway Service Call for
Greater M amber of
Owing to the Incrensed malls In tronMt
during 1908 additional clerks were appointed
and detailed to lines west of the Missouri
river In the Omaha district as fol ows:
Omaha tt Ogden, trains t and 10, exclusive
mall trains, six clerks between Omaha and
Cheyenne; two clerks between Omaha and
Kearney. On Omaha & Ogden division,
trains 11 and 10, one clerk, extending the
helper runs from Columbus to ar.inl Island.
Omaha and Grand Island tiana Ncs. 27
and S8, one additional clerk, allowing tlireu
clerks to the line. Omaha and McFarland
train, one clerk, allowing three clerks to
each four crew between Omaha and Mc
Farland, Kan., on trains Nos. 17 and 60 and
69 and 18. Omaha and Chadron. trains Noi.
and 6, one clerk, allowing three helpers
to the line between Omaha and Norfolk.
Valparaiso and Beatrice and Omaha and
uburn lines, one relief clerk, thus permit-
tin the regular clerks for those lines one-
fourth time off for rest and study.
At Union station, Omaha, one clerk addi
tional was detailed as pouch clerk to Insure
n accurate and complete check on all
pouches of first-class matter received and
dispatched from that station.
One additional clerk" has also been as-
Igned to the office force of the chief clerk
of the railway mall service, making a total
Of five detailed to office duty, two having
been added during the last two years, or
since tho new territory ha been arlded to
the Omaha district Involving the necessity
for greater clerical force.
In 1906 nbout 165 clerks were under the
direct supervision of the Omaha office,
hore at the present time the read forces,
transfer clerks, detailed at' stations and
ubstltutes number about 240. This does not
Include tho clerks employed on lines in
other districts, many of whom resldo in
Omaha and Council Bluffs,
RECRUITING FOR THE ARMY
Less Than One-Third of Applicants
for Service Fas the Examination.
There were 676 applications for enlist
ment In the regular army of the United
States at the Omaha recruiting station and
ubstatlons during the year. Of this num
ber 222 were accepted and formally en
listed and 454 rejected. The rejections were
for general unfitness, aliens, Imperfect
knowledge of the English language, de
formity, mental and moral deficiencies,
minors and over age.
About 8 per cent of the enlistments were
re-enlistments. The recruits were taken
for all branches of the army service, the
general preference being for the Infantry
branch. The average of enlistments and
acceptances were about nineteen per
MARITAL CONDITIONS BETTER
Fewer Divorced and More Married In
Nebraska Darin I.Ht Year
Than la ieOT.
Sensitive Nebraakans who blush when
ever the so-called lax Nebraska divorce
law Is mentioned can find some comfort
in a comparison of the divorce and mar
riage licenses statistics for the last two
years. Five fewer divorce suit were filed
last year than there were the year before
and sixty-eight more marriage license were
issued in 18 than there were In 1907. The
ratio of one divorce to three and a half
marriages Is thus maintained within
ine marriage license clerk made a new
record, 1,883 licenses being Issued to 1,81
in 1907. which was the highest mark
reached at that time. In 1907 629 dlvorc
suit were filed, while In 1908 there were
only 624. The number of marriage licenses
Issued by month I a follow:
January 14 July Ill
February Hi August 134
132 Sepie nber
April 112 October 1
way j(x November 1
June 2W December lbO
May holds the record as a divorce month
with fifty-three suits filed, while July is
close second, with fifty-two. The record
by months I as follows:
SS August 46
43 September 4$
.. 47 October 3
.. 63 November 39
.. 42 December tt
POSTOFFICE RECORDS GAIN
Big Increase in Business Over Total
of Last Year.
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT SHOWN
Three Hundred Clerks and Carrier
Show Perfect Record for Honesty
, and Sobriety Daring Twelve
Months Jnst Over.
The work of the Omaha postofflce during
the year 1908 shows a remarkable increase
over that of preceding years and is given
herewith In detail.
Postmaster B. F. Thomas said In refer
ence to the Increase of the work: "It
is not only gratifying to tho postofflce
force, but is an Index of the great In
crease of all lines of business In Omaha
during the last year. No department of
the federal service comes closer In touch
with the public than the postofflce. It is
tho pulse of the business activity of the
community. It comes Into daily contact
with the homes, places of business and of
fices of the people.
"I am free to say that there Is not a
moro Intelligent, holiest and Industrious
class of pcopla In tho country than the
operating force of the Onyiha postofflce.
During tho yenr there has not been a
rcandal traced to any one of the 300 clerks,
carriers and employes connected with this
office, and neither has a suspicion of dis
honesty been directed against a single om.
of the Omaha pisloffice force. We are
all more than satisfied with the year's
work, even though It has been one severe
and trying to every employe of the de
partment." Official Record of Yenr.
A statement of business transacted at the
postofflce In all departments during the
year Is as below:
MONEY ORDER BUSINESS.
No. Amount. No. Amount.
Issued.. 9U.508 11,023,922.14 9-1.811 $1,07,840.47
Totals $8,585,631.16 $8,692,089.14
Increaso of business over 1907, $106,657.98.
Total sales In 1907 $735,194.58
Total sales In 1908 808,389.29
Increaso of sales over 1907 ...$ 73,194.71
1907. 1908. Inc.
Letters and parcels reg
istered 75,012 80,000 4,988
Letters and parcels de
livered 127.750 1J8.2SO 630
Reg, pouches received... 16,005 18,170 2,165
Reg. piickages received
In ame 312.334 358,917 46.583
Reg. pouches dispatched 15,6u2 17,431 1,829
Reg. packuges dispatched
in same 283.019 530,814 47.796
Million of Letter Mailed.
MAIL MATTER ORIGINATING AT AND
DISPATCHED FROM THIS OFFICE.
Number of pieces distributed and
forwarded by clerks In mailing di
vision during the year 1908 85,745,413
SPECIAL DELIV'Y STAMPS AFFIXED.
Letter or parcels $6,283
Pouches and sacks received from
foreign postofflces contents of
which were redistributed by clerks
In mailing division , 45,390
Pouches and sacks passing through
this office and handled by clerks
In our mailing division 66,833
DELAYED MAIL MATTER.
Pouches delayed In trnnslt and con
tents redistributed by clerks In
mailing division 2,191
CLERKS AND CARRIERS.
Number of clerks, carriers, substi
tutes and messengers employed in
postofflce In 1907 2S9
Same In 19 Zs3
Number of railway mall clerks paid
at Omaha postofflce in 19o7
Same in 1908
Number of rural mail carriers paid
by Omahn postofflce In 1907
Same In 1908
OUTPUT 0FTHE SMELTER
Total for the Year teaches the Value
of Thlrtr-Fonr Million
The output of the American Smelting and
Refining company at Omaha show a con
siderable loss ovr last year when the
value of the output was $17,460,871. This la
accounted for In several ways. At the
close of last year there wa a demand
for money and minerals were rushed to
the market to be converted Into cash. Tho
lprice is also off this year, so that al
though in some cases the quantity Is al
most us great as last year, the money
value, is less. The following table shows a
comparative statement ct the value ot
rach metal for the two years:
Gold $ 9,900,475 $15,42.823
LIGHTER CITY THAN EVER
Omahn Was Brilliant Daring; the
Year and Will Keeep On
While Omaha Is not a large as some
cities, tt Is as well lighted as most of
them and is getting lighter every day or
During the year 1908 more street arc
lights were Installed than in any one year
since tho atreet lighting system was inaug
urated and in the year just closed over one
eighth ot all the street arc lights In the
city were placed. There are now In the city
of Omaha 950 arc lights maintained on the
streets by the city and 119 ot these were
Installed during 1908.
City Electrician Michaelsen reports the
receipts of his department for the year to
have been $4,653.85. During the year 3,614
Inspections of electric wiring were made
and 2,151 applications received.
ASSESSMENT ROLL LARGER
Increase of Two Million Dollars in
PERSONAL SHOWS FALLING 0FI
Influence of Distribution of Coont
Crelahton Estate Still Felt In
This Connection by tbo
An Increaso f a little less than $2.O00,0Oi
has been added to the assessment rolls ol
Douglas county during the last year. Tti
added assessment Is all In the real estatt
column, the personal assessment showlni -a
decrease of $261,000.
This decreaso Is held to be due partly tt
the disappearance from the rolls of tht
bulk of the estate of the late Count Crelgh
toa, which was distributed early last year,
The figures for roal estate show an In
crease of $2,193,000.
The amount to be raised for county pun
poses has Increased over $90,000, while thi
amount for state purpose lias decrease
$12,000. The following table shows the as
sessment valuation of Douglas count
property for the last ten years at one-flftl
of the value:
Banks and Total Total Real Total
Railroads. Persona1. Estate. Ass't,
190B ..$2.632,9t5 $11,393,431 $23,056,629 $34,448.09
1!7 .. 2.3W,616 11.8S3.KK3 20.863.375 82,616.201
1906 .. 2.177.82 1 0,540, 2T6 20.092, Hi K3 SO.KU.UV
1M05 .. 2.219,106 lo.167.001 19.645,431 29,818,431
1904 .. 2.1110,937 9.47H.44IH 19.384,2.1 28,82,6-J!
19i3 .. 1,466.675 6.972,849 lS.lffl.iTi'S 25.M.793
1902 .. 1.474.841 6.750,012 IX. 143.328 25,38,181
1901 .. 1,11)7, 37ft 4.521,327 17.860,465 22,381.792
1900 .. 1.29S.025 188.8.131.52 17,262.730 21,746.973
1899 .. 1.236,211 4.3X2.603 17,243,611 21,626,214
Private car companies
Street railway companies
Electric Light company
. 241. m
Total personal $11,392,431
Lands $ 4.823.48J
Total real estate $23,056,629
Mills. Am't Raised.
State levy 6.25 $215,300.37
County levy 14.5 603,939.35
Outside ot Omaha $126,062.60 was raised
for school purposes and village taxes
amounting to $22,629.64 were also levied.
These are exclusive of terminal taxes.' The
amount to be raised for city purposes in
Omaha Is $1,636,000, exclusive of the tax
on terminals, which, will amount to about
There la no case on record of a cough,
cold or la grippe developing Into pneu
monia after Foley' Honey and Tar has
been taken, as It cure the moot obstlnata
deep seated cough and colds. Why take
enythlng else. For sale by all druggists.
January 43 July
Los on building $ 69.621
Los on conteuts , 123.7&2
Total loss $ US. 40$
Total amount of Insurance on
threatened property $5,711,534
Iajss to insurance
Los not insurej.
Rigger, Better. BuaUr That' what ad
vertising in The Bee doea for your bust-l.es.
FEDERAL OFFICES ARE ADDED
Special Inspector Treasury Depart
ment and Pare Food Laboratory
Gained Throagh Vnele Sam.
Two new department have been Installed
In the federal building during the year 1908.
The first was the establishment ot the
headquarter of special Inspector for the
Treasury department, covering several
western states. The Inspector In charge I
N. R. Btansel. The Omaha office is on of
the three recently established In the west,
the other being at Kansas City and Den
ver. Mr. Btansel has been trsnsferred to
Washington and will be succeeded In Omaha
by Ceorge B. Rice. Mr. Rice will take
charge January 4.
The other new department that Omaha
ha gained, the installation of which ha
just been completed at a cost of $4,00) on
tho fourth floor of the big building, Is the
government pure food laboratory. The
laboratory Is under the charge of Chemist
a. H. Ross. II is assisted by Assstant
coal-bills migrate !
The art of flying is not
new to coal -bills. Sur
prising, isn't it, how often
they alight in a winter if
you are suffering the ills
and paying the bills of old
fashioned heating? If
coal-bills could reason,
they would wonder why you permit them to keep on in
creasing their number so fast when the whole heating ques
tion is so easily and economically settled for once and all by
1 PATMATHDC CX.
jr ht With these outfits for Hot-Water,
XAJL Low - Pressure Steam, or Vacuum
Tn finer vnn ran make one lumo of
.BOILERS coai 0 the WOrk of two give off
double the volume of heat. Besides, you can burn the cheapest kind
of soft coal or screenings also hard coal, coke, wood, gas, or oil.?
IDEAL Boilers and AMERICAN Radiators soon pay for themselves in savings of fuel,
absence of repairs, and in keeping the carpets and furnishings clean. They save an immense
amount of housework for the women (caused by soot, ashes, and coal-gases), save lugging
coal and ashes up and down stairs, and make the home healthful and happy. We have
figures and testimonials to show
that these outfits are the best invest
ment feature of the building. In
fact, you can make many coal -bills
fly away by investigating now!
PI v cold months still ahead) These outfit can be
put In without any tearing up, annoyance to occu
pant, or disturbing old heating methods until ready
to start fir In the new. Tell u the Und of build
ing you wish to beau Prices nam mttt favrabU,
and you get the service of the most skillful fitters.
Ask for our free book, "Heating Investment Suc
A No. Itil IDEAL Boll.r and 440 ft. orig
in. AM KRIC AN Radistors, coating the
wn.r S230, were used to Hot-Water
bat this eotta.
ANo M IDEAL Boiler and 140 ft. of M
in. AMKRICAN Radiators, CO. tins the
ownr$120, wum4 to Hot-Water
heat thia cottage.
At these price tha (oods can fca boufht of any reputable, competent Plttar. This did
sot locluda coat of labor, pipe, valvaa, freight, etc., which installation is tr and varies
according lo climatic and ether condition a.
AMERICA N ladiatere
are mad in tall, oaf
row, broad , lew, email,
sant, and ether shapes,
forme, and auee to fit
conveniently Into any
pace that can
soared for tnem.
AMERICAN RADIATOR OftlPANY
Write to Dept. N-80
413-417 South Tenth Street, Omaha, Nebraska
and Warehouaea located at Chlcase, New York, Bo. toa, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Pittaburc, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Atlanta, bdiaaaBoUs. Mllvaukae. Omaha.
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