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VOL. XXXIX NO. 24.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 14, 1909 TEN PAGES.
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MORE MONEY TO
SHAH SITS ON
Bryan Asks Taft
RUN CITY IN' 1910
for Chance to
Vote for Senator
Kebel Forces Are in His Capital, and
Almost Half a Million Increase
While Anxious Lobbyists Throng
Fighting Occurs in City
in Budget is Ready to
Corridors, Work on Tariff
Goes on Inside.
Nebraskan Writes to President Ask
ing that Amendment for Popular
Election Be Submitted.
POPULACE WELCOMES INVADERS
WATER BOARD GETS BIG SLICE
DISPUTED POINTS AVOIDED
Wife of Command 'uses
Her Husband, 5 t
lioaae la EipoMi
1r1Ul.', C. v. tru-l. rail T... LINCOLN. Neb.. Juiy lS.-Wllllam J
j lut ouuu nm Bryan to(,ay addressed a letter to Fresl
HAl Crown. I dent Taft asking him to allow the people
to voe on popular election of senators.
Vnnfinrii. r.-.s-. - 1 alr rjrn says;
nunvziuAn raurJUU X IS "To President Taft.-Now that the Hates
are going to vote on the ratification of
n . . , . , an amendment apeclflcally authorising an
Kusiia Partlcnlar Obi- of Hatred by ,ncorne tax. why not give them a chance
the Na , I to vote on an amendment providing for the
," election of United States senators by popu
Q I I m. r vntT Tn vnur inrh nf trpnlanr.
JJaAJN IN BUS. UA&TEES you said that you were personally Inclined
I to favor such a change In the constltu
tlon. Would this not be an opportune time
to present the subject to congress? Two
constitutional amendments, one authorizing
an Income tax and the other providing for
the popular election of senators would
make your administration memorable, and
I Dledae you whatever assistance I can
Persia, July Recent render In securing the ratification of these
events in turkey are being repeated In amendments. With great respect, I am
hernia. v,. t-,,i
I - - -
i ne constitutionalist forces, the advance I w. J BRYAN "
a - . . . I -
or wnicn on Teheran for a time was not KANSAS CITY. Julv ll-'Thls tariff
considered serious, are now In possession is a bad bill a bad, bad bill," said William
of the greater part of the elty. which they J. Bryan In the course of an Interview
entered this morning without encounter- at the Union Station here today on his
lng any organised resistance. I way to Springfield, Mo. "But I am w"li
While Bardarasadad and Slplahdar, the lng to see what Is the republican di..u-
lradera In the movement, concentrated the tlon of the word 'revision.' I know uhat
mention of the royalists by demonstra- the dictionary says about It. I suppose I
tlona, a strong body ef nationalists and shall not have long to wait.- But It Is
Bnkhtlarls made their way unnoticed to Important to know.
tha nnrtn from whlxh nnint fhe runt ur nf Mr. Bryan said he believed there . would
the capital was not difficult. e no new party because ol the tariff
The guards at the northern gates were altuatlon. "If the people want tariff re
disarmed, and the lnvadera marched In, form," said he. "they can get It through the
the foreign section leaders taking up their democratic party. Soma democrats are
quarters In the old Mejllss building. This now misrepresenting the majority sentl
glves the nationalists command of the m"t of tnelr Prty, but they will not be
cltv. with ' the exeerjtlon of the artillery Dle 10 control tne party s action.
square and the drill ground adjoining. "Then It must be rememoered that the
rates ior wnicn tne democrats voieo, were
Hoyaust Bnaty situatea. . . b
The royalists are badly situated to make D-r4d wlth .,. hlh . tne reDublican
n.rtner resistance, ana tne oesacss unoer IeaQ.ri hav. yote(i for or hav, supported.
command or nussian oincers remain out- Th, rtemoerats did wrom. I think in not
nine the city, entirely cut orr from tneir voting for every reduction proposed.
ro Tirades In the artillery square.
The strictest otscipnn is Dsing main- I f- " 1 X fl 1
tr.lnert by the natlonallrt. who are placing JxaiClCrS JVlUrUCr
p-vards at the gates and other points, as
the royalists are disarmed. The nationalist T CU.pn N'Tort
1. Oder, In a note to tk Russian and British a-www uhwjj
1 -v Hons, guarantee security of life and
rtv a fnra(nn. adritnr that noth-
r- is demanded from the shah but a real Albert Gordon Found Shot Near Edg-
constitution. Blpahdar already has sum- mont. S. D.. and WaffOn IS
monea ins memwri or wiw jqcjuh w h- Bumcd
Th Invaders lost only one man while
P-Rklng their entry Into the city, ine EDGEMONT. S. D., July it (Special
Ir.ss to the royalists is unknown, but can- Telegram.) Albert Gordon, a herder for
not be heavy, as the Cossacks were the ToaB Lambert, a sheepman. " was found
only defenders to offer resistance. They aea(1 wlth hla ,neep wagon burned. Th
are keeping up a desultory fire tonight herder was shot through the heart and
and occeUially are making use or tneir arm Trouble over the grazing of sheep Is
artillery. There Is much til reeling against responsible for th killing. He was not
"the Rii(wiana;.-th nationalists are n and - th -bod laid SEO "yards" 'Trom
i"vOTtrine . to prevent any incraeni m th- burned wavon. The theory la that the
r'lcht justify Russian force entering the ralder, w,ra burnln, tne wagon, and the
herder, who was a stranger, came up
from the bottom of the draw to see what
was the matter with the wagon and was
Real Straggle Over Important Sched
ules Hasn't Commenced.
EXPERTS HELP COMMITTEE
Senate Resolutely Refuses to Take Up
Any Other Business.
T0M" CARTER PLEADS IN VAIN
Meanwhile Honse Members, to While
Away th Time, Will Meet aa
Deadly Rivals on Bate
WASHINGTON, July 1J. An unexpected
burst of speed was exhibited by the tariff
conferees tonight and the first considera
tion of the bill was completed. This In
clude all of the schedules and the free list.
As a result, when tomorrow's session be
gins, the actual struggle over the Impor
tant differences between the house and
the senate will be opened In earnest. Thus
far all of these questions Involving raw
materials, such as Iron ore and other
metals, wool, cotton, ' hides, and numerous
other articles which have been the subjects
of heated disputes have been put over
after very brief discussions held for the
purpose of determining the temper of the
representatives of the two branches of
Chemical Schedule First.
.The bill again .will be taken up in the
numerical order of the amendments, which
means that the chemical schedule will be
the first to be acted upon tomorrow. Tills
schedule comprises the various kinds of
paints, of which lead Is the basis, and
these give , promise of a stubborn fight.
The session tonight was adjourned at 9:45
that the conferees could get the benefit
of a good night's rest so as to be ready for
the big battle, the opening gun of which
will be fired at 10 o'clock tomorrow
By passing over the cotton and woolen
schedules without taking up any of the
amended paragraphs, and skipping the dis
puted points connected with the rates on
lumber In the wood schedule, the tariff
about 400 amendments. This number, how
ever. Includes subjects that were settled
tentatively on Monday and Saturday,
: Many Important subjects, such as the
house drawback feature of the alcohol para
graph, th rates on on cloth, and the
varlnni Mima nnf tViA lit h n
graphs, were submitted to subconfereea. DETROIT FOR MEETING PLACE
The treasury experts who helped th sen
ate finance committee in It. consideration I Mocll Aepln,ony jviop, in gelee.
Ti fmmnmcHTi u U
Three Hundred Fifty Thousand for
Its Own Uses Alone.
GENERAL FUND ALSO EXPANDS
Additional Expenses Under New
Charter Take Cash.
THE BEE MADE OFFICIAL PAPER
From th Brooklyn Eagle.
' ropulaco ' Welcome Rebel.
The ropalace of the city Is enthuslastlo
ov.-r tl.c adveht of the nationalist forces. kl,lB(, . npBV,. hl. ivi ..tf .videnf-.
-hi v svarm tne siroeis wearing ru UMB Tne lnque,t ,B now belng held and every.
thing points to murder.
snd ofiirlng encouragement to th revo
lutions ry rnldleis.
There a sharp outbreak of rifle fir
t n ornUig nvar .the British legation, but
It did not last long and the casualties
among th nationalists were slight. Th
rationalists are In possession of the central
o:f ces of the Persian Internal legation sys
, Th in.lo-KuroDean telegraph line, the
omiut to London u atiu working, but with Suffragettes Refuse to Eat and Also
Women Break Jail
Rules for Silence
Ignore Prison Regulations.
difficulty. Royalists and nauonaiists are
II. Mint In th square In front of th of
fice of th company, which ar undr
At in um oi in iiuug I LONDON, July IS. -The suffragette who
iutcli. L30 ooioca in tn yesterday were sent to Holloway Jail on
fiirhtlng in the streets continues, but It l chl.-. rtiiprtrlv ronAurt hii. at.
mostly at long range, desultory and nithor temptlng , pre8nt a pnion to Premier
destructive nor decisive, mere nav Alaulth lni.Kn- it lively for th tall
1iu attempt to Interfere with any of the a,utnorltlea According to Information
legations or the British or Russian banks. ,ven out ,odav hv tha women's Political
tnd the lives and property of Americans unlon tne ialeBt batch of "martyrs" ar
and Europeans are not In danger. following up the tactics Inaugurated by
The Russian flags flying from the houso MlBI DunioPi ana n addition to refusing
of Colonel Llakhoff. th military com- to eat aecnned persistently to change their
munqVr at Teheran, where Mme. Llakhoff ciothes for the prlHon garb. The rules of
couiaarously persists In remaining, m I silence alsa are Ignored and ther la
house la clos to th squar wner '.no , (,enerai revolt against th attempts to treat
wood schedule, the tariff J' -
..-Srr - SAMMIS IS EXALTED RULEki To Limit Area
of Free Speech
On City Streets
Iowa Mail, Aftej- Bitter Contest,
Chosen He4d of Elks.
of the bill are assisting th conferee In
gathering thformattofVabout these subjects.
When the night session was begun the
conferees had reached sundries, nearly the
last of the schedules. So many matters
had been put over for future sessions, how
ever, that It Is difficult to tell Just how
much progress has been made. The con
tloa of Gran,. Of fleer, and
Chair area" ef I'mtalrne
LOS ANGELES. July 13.-The Grand
Lodge of Elks today elected the following
fereea n r m&ktnff everv effort tn nrAvent I Of f icrs:
Exalted miier james u. sammis, Lie-
the advance publication of decisions reached
by ' the conferees regardless of how unim
portant are the questions determined.
Lobbyist There In Force,
The coridors about the conference room
in the senate office building are about as
thickly peopled with representatives of
special Interests and lobbyists generally, as
Leading Knight Warren Q. Sayre. Wa
Lecturing Knight J. D. Jonea, Scran-
Secretary Fred C. Robinson, Dubuque, la.
Treasurer Edwin K. Leach, New York.
Trustee Perry A. Clay. Denver.
Tyler Charles L. Dicker, BemldJI, Minn.
Inner Guard A. M. Taylor, SU Au
toetacks are opposing th advanc of th
r.allor.aliets, and both It and th nag arc
ixpSfd to the bullets of the combatants.
Shah's Guard Draerta.
VIPI.IM. July 13. News has been received
i.m from Tuheran that the Arab horemen
T.ho constitute the shah's bodyguard have
Joined the rationalists. It is said also that
a general boycott ha been declared against
ell Russian merchants In Persia.
8T. PETERSBURG. July lS.-The For
tltfn office has received no dispatches from
T'heran regarding the entry of th na
tionalist force Into the Persian capital.
Th only Information 1 a tlegram from
th Russian consul at Ispahan, announcing
th simple fact that the nationalists were
In th capital.
Rothschild's Son v
Member of Austrian Branch of Fam
. ily Kills Himself Because
of Love Affair.
VIENNA. July lt-Baron Oskar Roth
..KiM tha vouniMt son of Albert Roth-
ohlld. haad of th Austrian branch of th
Rothchlld hous. died suddenly In this city
il committed aulcld becau of an un-
foruunal lov affair. Baron Oskar was XI
year old. H returned to Nlenna two days
- ago after eight month spent In travel.
during which h vuitd in u.nno oiatea
Erank L. Henry
is Bound Over
an Accused of Killing His Wife is
Held for Trial in Dis
Frank L. Henry, th alleged murdarer of
M wlf was bound over to th district
eourt for trial without bail by Police Judge
Crawford. Honrv will be oo.wilite! te th
ountr jaU to await tin nt seaaloa of
them as ordinary criminals.
DENVER MAN TRIES SUICIDE
Pound la Room of Chlcaaro Hotel
Safferinpr from Strychnine
CHICAOO, July lS.-Clarenc Rugglea, 40
years old, and believed from papers In his
pockets to b a school teacher of Denver,
Colo., was found unconscious In bed at
the Chicago hotel today, supposedly from
th effect of strychnin. Rugglea had been
living at the hotel for mor than a week.
The polio ar of th opinion that th man
attempted to commit suicide, and are mak
ing an investigation. Rugglea condition Is
said to b serious.
DENVER. July 11-Ciarenc Ruggles,
who attempted to commit sutcldd In Chi
cago today, was a teacher in the O. W.
Clayton school here. His standing Is high.
they were when the bill was In the house gustlne, Fla.
and senate committees. The balloting for grand exalted loyal
The moment a member of the conference knight resculted In no election, four candl-
emerges from a . session he Is surrounded dates being voted for and no one receiving
and briefs relating to various schedules a majority. J. L. Preston of Wyoming re
are thrust at him. Borne of the conferees celved 326 votes. Another ballot will be
hav adopted the plan of refusing to accept I taken tomorrow.
these arguments, basing their declaration The vote for grand exalted ruler was
upon the ground that the bill has been con- extremely close, Sammlg receiving 693 votes
sldered In both branches of congress, and and Herrmann 629.
that It Is now the duty of the conference The fight of the session of the grand
committee to harmonize th difference lodge was over the election of a grand
without outside influence of any kind. exalted ruUr. During the last hour the
Few of the conferees predict that a report struggle for votes, led by the Iowa delega-
can b made before a week from Saturday tlon for Sammls and the Ohio delegation
and some as far as to forecast August 1 for Herrmann, grew Into a bitter one, and
to latr for the adjournment of the extra int0 this final struggle many prominent
session. Elks. Including Rush L. Holland, th Drs-
A representative of th Associated Press ent grand exalted ruler, was drawn.
today Interrogated one of the conferees as jn - statement regarding the publication
to th progress that has been made. A ot a letter h had written to Sammls, Mr.
list of practically all of th amended para- Holland complained that unfairness had
graphas of publio Interest was submitted been ,nown , not glvlng out the enUr,
to him. It covered nearly one hundred ,.. r,t ,h. !,,, hut onlv uch nor-
Police Board Will Try to Check
Practice that is Now Causing
Over the protest, argument and vote of
Mayor Dahlman and In spite of his posi
tive declaration that he would veto such
an ordinance If It were, passed, the Board
of Fire and Police Commissioners at their
meeting last night adopted a resolution
asking the city council to pass an ordi
nance to keep the retail business section
of the city free of the street preachers
and speakers who draw crowds which, it
Is alleged, obstruct the streets and Inter
fere with traffic.
The chief of police and various mem
bers of the board stated that they have
received many complaints from merchants,
especially yon Douglas street, between
Sixteenth and Fourteenth streets, that the
crowds which collect to hear the street
speakers block the sidewalks and on oc
casions, principally Saturday nights, ren
der the streets almost Impassable for ve
The opinion was expressed that Itinerant
speakers should not be allowed to use the
streets tn the district bounded by ySix-
teenth. Fourteenth, Capitol avenue and
Howard, butit was finally decided to put
the matter before the city council for
an ordlnanoe which would give the police
authority in the matter.
PRIMARY LAW NOT TOUCHED
In No Way' Affected by Court's Ruling
on Nonpartisan Statute,
ONE BALLOT WILL BE USED
New Minister at (irlnnell.
GR1NNELL. Ia.. July O. (Special.) Th
First Baptist ohurch of this city Is making
preparations for the ordinaUon and In
stallation of the pastor whom they hav
recently selected. L. D. Weyand, on Thurs
day afternoon and evening of this week.
All the churches and ministers of th
Central Baptist district have been Invited.
subjects and not one of them had been
settled definitely, it was learned.
No Bealnea Bat Tariff.
The senate was In session twenty min
utes today adjourning at 12:20 until Fri
day. The session was devoted to a dis
cussion of the unanimous consent agree-
tlons as mad It appear he had endorsed
the candidacy of Sammls.
The only other contest was over the
office of grand exulted lecturing knight
Harry Walter of Philadelphia and J. D.
Jones of Scranton, Pa., were nominated.
Detroit was selected as the place for
ment not to transact any business 'while holding the reunion In 1910.
th tariff conference was In progress. The In the annual report of Grand Exalted
discussion arose over the effort of Sen- Ruler Holland the matter of establishing
ator Carter to have passed a bill per- an orphanage for children of deceased
talnlng to the affalra of the District of Elks is submitted to the grand lodge wlth-
Columbla on the ground that the bill was out recommendation.
"such a little one" that no harm could
result from Its passage. But Senators
Lodge and Culbertson, standing guard over
the interests of the two side of the cham
ber, objected and thus prevented action.
The Incident served to emphasise the un
derstanding that no business will be per
mitted In the senate so long a the con
ferees ar out.
Congressmen to Play Ball.
Republican and democrat members will
meet In a base ball gam Friday after
noon. Th democrat team will be cap-1
(Continued on Second Page.).
Westerners la New England.
BOSTON. Mass.. July W. (Special.)
Among westerners at New England summer
resorts are the roiiowing: uretton, wouoi,
N. H., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harding,
Carolyn HardlnK, Ruth Harding, J. N.
Harding, umana; wuonocnouiug, n. i.
W. H. Hothwell, Lincoln.
Contract for rnbllshlna; City Adver
tising; Awarded 1'nanimoasly After
Committee Makes It Renort
Lincoln Men Sore When
Road Won't Check Jug
O. E. Wilson an 4 A. Crouty of Lincoln
war two mad men at th Burlington na
tion. They wanted to check a jug of
whiskey to Lincoln and th bagrageman
would not allow them to, so they had to
carry It home.' Thy said a few things
about th railroads running th whole
state and mad aome statement as to
what thay wer going to Co to th cor
poration. "W will petition th tallixad commis
sion," said Wilson, "to tuak the railroads
cheok Jug and such other apparatus. In
which paopn want to carry a liiu whis
key or wine when they ar returning from
"Down at Lincoln they closed us out of
our saloons and we have to take some of
the wet goods there from this city. W
don't Ilk to carry or ship aU th good and
th railroad ought t be forced to check
a little brown jug for as.
"You people here vobebly hav noticed
that th Omaha raloona ar doing a big
Jug buslnea from Lincoln now. I hav
several friends wao com up br often
and return with a fw quart or a gallon.
If th railroads could ship th stuff Into
Lincoln as they should, w would take a
wbol lot inor from Ou.ahe M
The pulling power
of a want ad de
pends as much on
the way it is writ
ten as the big dis
You must tell enough to the
reader bo he will want what
you have to offer whether it
is a home for sale or a posi
tion. Make it as attractive
a8 the facts warrant. Most
everyone reads the want ads
every day, so it depends
largely on what you say and
how you say it.
Have you read the want ads yet
Woman is Blamed
for the Tragedy
Husband of Mrs. Sayler Long Ignored
Her Friendship for Dr.
WATSEKA, 111.. July 13.-That J. B.
Sayler, the Crescent City banker, who was
shot and killed Sunday by Dr. W. R. Miller,
remained passive for the sake of his 17
year old daughter, Goldte, while talk of
the alleged intimacy of his wife and Dr.
Miller was rife, not only in his horn
town, but In other parts of the country,
Is asserted by the decedent's closest friends.
On this theory alone are they able to
account for the country banker's uncom
plaining silence during the last two years,
during which it is said that Dr. Miller
has, with growing frequency, been Mrs.
bayler'B guest at her home and her com
panion on long drives, rambles through the
woods, and on hunting expeditions. Mr.
Sayler idolised his daughter Goldie, whose
luxuriant tresses suggested the name by
which she is known. Two years ago he
sent her to the neighboring town of Onarga
to attend a seminary, In order, it la said,
that she might not witness the domestic
tangle whlcn was coming Into general
That Dr. Miller stood tn real danger of
being lynched last night Is asserted by
Mr. Nightingale and many others. More
than MM men thronged the streets of the
usually quiet village of Crescent City, try
ing to organise themselves for an attack
on the Jail here. One man with a rope
was forcibly taken to his home by the
cooler heads, whose counsel prevailed.
Th Inquest began today.
Several Party Candidates Will Have
Their Name la Parallel Col.
' inu on the Coenty Ticket
Th decision of the supreme court hold
lng the nonpartisan Judiciary law to be
unconstitutional does not affect .the pri
mary law In any way and the primary
will be held under the amended law on
August 17, at It would have been, the only
difference being that there must be ad
ded the names of candidates for offices
that would otherwise have been excluded
from party nominations.
There is popular confusion of the nonpar
tlsan judiciary law with the new primary
law which changes the form of the prl
mary ballot, and Instead of having a sep
arate primary ballot there will be but one
ballot with th sevsral party candidate
In parallel cqiumns, leaving the voter to
select his party Instead of declaring his
party in advance.
Under th amended primary law a voter
must either vote a straight republican,
democrat, socialist or prohibition tlcke
or not vote at all, even though the primary
Is called "non-partisan."
Deputy County Attorney Magney places
this Interpretation on the law and his
ruling I th same as that made by the
attorney general of the state. Mr. Mag
"The amended primary law Is not as
open as it looks. II 1? open as far as
allowing a registered republican to vote
for democrats In th primary, and vice
versa. But that Is as far as It goes.
'Scratching' of tickets will not be allowed.
Th voter must vote a straight ticket
and he can not vote for some republicans
and som democrat, for If he does his
ballot will b thrown out and not counted.
Case la Haad.
"Take for an Instance a republican who
has a friend running for the nomination
on the democratic ticket. Under the new
law he can vote for his democratic friend,
ven though he Is a registered republican.
But if he votes for his democratic friend
he must vote th entire democratic ticket.
If he casts on vote In th other column
the entire ballot will be thrown out and
not counted. The rule will work the same
way, of course, with a democrat who
might wish to vote for a republican."
Thirty-three candidates have so far had
the-temerity to file In the big primary,
twenty of these being republicans and
thirteen democrats. Th last two to tile
are John A. Scott, republican, and Arthur
C. Malley, democrat, for county commis
sioner from the First district. Saturday
is the last day for filing.
Another feature of the new, law boosts
the framing if the platform ahead of the
primary. Hereto'-jre party platforms have
been made after the primary election. The
state committee will designate the appor
tionment and 'place for th platform con
vention, wnkh will b? tho latt Tuesday In
July. The county comml'tcts will have tj
meet aoon and arrange for selecting dele
gates to b sent to the stat) convention to
select the new stat commltte and party
make th platform.
LOCKJAW VICTIM IS DEAD
Joseph F. Pop of Weston, Neb., Dice
a Reaalt of Fourth of July
Joeeph Pop of Weston, Neb., who ha
been under treatment at a local hospital
for tetanus, following a Fourth of July
accident, died at 4:10 o'clock Tuesday after
noon. His wife and brother were with him
and will take the body to Weston today,
where the funeral and burial wlU take
MORE MONEY FOR SIOUX FALLS
Appropriation for Federal Betiding
Will Be Increased to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Juiy 13. (Special Tele
gram.) senator Gamble has secured an In
crease tn the coat of enlargement of pub
lic building at Sioux Falls, S. D of
$190,000. Tbe secretary of th treasury has
awarded th contract for th construction
of publio hulldlngs at Clarlnda, la., to the
King Lumber company of CnarlottesvUl.
Vs., at H7XA.
Three hundred and fifty thousand dollars
was voted the Omaha Water board by the
city council lust night, $100,000 for a fund
for 1910 and I2..0.000 for Judgments In hy
drant rentals. The money was voted on
the request of the board and will be raised
by adding that amount to the general levy
n the city. I
In a communication to the council the
board set out tliat hydrant rental Judg
ments had been confessed In the aum of
$115,867.67, $1S.23.79 of this being for th
second half of the year of 1904 and $.")7.
03fW for the first half of the year of
1H06. When the Water Board was created
It was given a working fund, but this has
been exhausted and more money was de
clared by It to be a necessity. This
Is the first money voted tbe board since
the appropriation of the additional fund.
More Money for City Fends.
Another resolution passed by th council
fixes the total amount to be raised by taxa
tion for the general sinking fund purpose
for the city for 1910 at $1,?JW,000. The sink
ing fund, for the payment of interest on
bonded Indebtedness, Is the same as last
year $250,000, - but the general fund la In
creased by $100,000. Last year th amount
raised for this fund was $900,000 but the
amount to be certified this week to the
county authorities as needed for 1910 la
$100,. 000 . The tncreaa Is due to Increases
In departmental funds made by the new
charter. The fund for the fire department
Is Increased by $SO,000, the police, park and
street cleaning funds each by $10,000 and
the public library fund by $5,000.
The levy for school purpose la yet to
City's Cash Balance.
City Comptroller Lobeok reported that
the city had on hand at the beginning
of business on July 1 th sum of $1,6SZ,7SS.77.
The condition of the city's finances, ac
cording to the comptroller's statement, is
Cash In drawer $
Check for deposit
Balances In banks, city funds
First National.... J912M3.8S
Merchants National j47.!Pm.9
Nebraska National 97,0111.14
Omaha National t 824.1W.S4
U. S. National Ui.m.H
Kountie Bros.. N. Y.. 66,mS.OJ- l.US.OO.M
Balances In banks, school funds-
First National $ 43,000.80
Merchants National 48,mtl
Omaha National 7$.JM.M
IT. S. National 88,111.17
Kountxe Bros.. N. T.. 21,044 18
Police relief fund
Merchants National.....! 10J.SS
V. S. National 181.67
Official City Paper.
The Omaha Evening Be Wa designated
ithe official city paper for th ensuing
year , by unaulmous vote of th Oouncll.
Bids ware submitted by two papers, but
the committee to which they wer referred
reported that the bid of Th Bee was the
lowest and beat and It was accepted.
The first step was taken last night In
carrying out another of th mayor' re
commendations in his annual message to
the council. This la th providing M publio
comfort stations. Councilman Kugel In
troduced a resolution, which waa passed.
Instructing the elty engineer to Investi
gate conditions, suggest location and pre
pare plans for several station of the kind
desired In the down town business dis
trict. The city engineer's plan and specifica
tions for the proposed vlAduot ocver the
Belt line tracks at Forty-fifth and Dodge
streets were approved and an ordinance
was Introduced declaring the necessity of
a viaduct at thi location.
Creosote Block Paving.
The engineer specifications for creosote
block pavement were also approved. Coun
cilman Bridges objected to th pavement,
saying that each block would hav to b
broken open to ascertain If ft waa pro
perly treated, but the city engineer com
bated thjs statement with question of
the councilman If he could tell whether
a paving brick had been vttrUled without
Councilman Brucker" automobile ordi
nance regulating rate for carrying pa,
st-ngers and freight and ftxtng qualifica
tions of chauffeurs waa passed. Th ordi
nance creating th offlo of assistant
plumbing Inspector was passed. Council
man Schroeder's bill beard ordlnanoe wa
referred to the city attorney.
President Burmeater introduced an ordi
nance requiring owner of buildings In
course of construction or remodeling In the
business district, wher a portion of th
sidewalk or street Is used for material, to
construct a temporary sidewalk around
such material at a distance of not more
than ten feet from th curb. When a
building I to be raked thi sidewalk must
be covered so as to protect pa seers by front
Health Commissioner Connell' ordinance
providing for a milk eommlaalon to Inspect
all milk sold In Omaha and to certify aa
to Its quality wa Introduced.
A to Master Kleetrtotaaa,
Councilman Kugel, at the Instance) of
President Ford of the Central Labor union.
Introduced a resolution, Welch waa passed,
calling upon the city electrician to fumiati
Information retarding th number of
licenses taken out by master lectriclana,
how many have passed examination and
how many have deposited with th city
bonds as required by ordinance.
A resolution was passed permitting own
ers of property abutting on Sixteenth street
between Howard and Jarksun to erect and
maintain eight ornamental lighting poet,
the increased light to be of no ooat to th
C J. Carroll and J. W, Greeo of Florence
were awarded lit wnliit loa celling.
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