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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : PHI DAY. JULY 0 , 1801.
PROIIIBS SELECT A TICKET
Decide to Present Candidates for All
Places This Fall ,
MUCH FRICTION IN THE CONVENTION
Clinlruinii Itlclmnliion Offered Illi
tlon lleciniAe Ho Did Nut I.lkn the
1'lat form Adopted , hut It Wn
Hot Accepted *
LINCOLN , July G. ( Special to The Dee. )
Tlio prohibition state convention was con
tinued at Representative hall yesterday
tfterncon with a ( air attendance , In spite
of tin- many Fourth of July attraction ! . A
majority nnd minority report was presented
by the platform committee , 'the report finally
adopted embodying planks which declare that
the liquor trnlllc Is a public nuisance , and
all regulating laws contrary to the bill of
rights are unconstitutional ; that women
should have nn equal right of suffrage with
the men ; that the money of the nation
should consist of treasury certificates , ex
changeable for gold or silver ban , coin tote
to be used for subsidiary purposes only ;
that banks nhould be owned and operated
by the go\ernmcnt ; that the tariff should
bo for revenue and to protect the domestic
manufacturers against the encroachments of
protected foreign manufacturers ; that-trusts
should bo abolished and that the government
shoiild own all coat lands.
Chairman Richardson did not like the
platform and asked to have his resignation
received , but was persuaded to withdraw
from his position.
The ticket finally selected h as follows :
Governor , K. A. Olrard of 1'lalte county ;
lieutenant governor , Mrs. llelle 0. Hlgelow ;
treasurer , IX L. I'ond of Holt county ; sec
retary of state , Mrs. Octavla H. Jones of
Hastings ! attorney general , John W. Long
of Lotip City ; superintendent , Mian F. Uor-
nldo Kcrney of Cass county ; auditor , Lem
J. Smith of Lincoln ; United States tcnator ,
0. E. Dcntlcy.
Two accidents marred the serenity of
the Fourth of July celebration In Lincoln.
In ono a young daughter of Dr. John L.
Hodgman was painfully Injured by a sky
rocket and a man named IJIlly I'arrlsh lost
his left hand from the explosion of a piece
of gas pipe loaded with red powder.
It Is estimated that over G.OOO people
saw the two ball games yesterday afternoon.
Nearly all of the state officers were out
of the city yesterday , and business at the
state house today has been moving slowly.
Adjutant General Gage has returned from
Tckamah , where ho has succeeded In put
ting the local mllltla company on a working
basis once more.
At the last meeting of the Lincoln Board of
Education a motion was adopted dispensing
with all extra teachers. Including those In
music , elocution , drawing and kindergarten
At a meeting of the Central Labor union ,
held yesterday , a resolution was adopted
pledging the moral support of the union to
The report of the Hoard of County Com
missioners , acting as a board of equalization ,
shows the assessed valuation of the city to
be J450.000 less than It was last year.
The United States experiment station here
has made full preparations to help out the
farmers who are troubled with chinch bugs
this season. Last year the station showed
what It could do toward eradicating this pest
when It had a mind to , and It Is willing to
do the same this year whenever application
la made for aid. All farmers who need re
lief should not hesitate to apply to Prof.
Lawrence Ilruncr , In charge of the station
here , for ho will prove helpful to them.
NOTKS OP Till ; FOUUTH.
Delayed Report * of Celebrations In Several
TBKAMAII , July 5. ( Special to The Dee. )
/ Toknmah celebrated the Fourth In the
good old-fashlontd way. At sunrise the
booming of cannon awakened the slumbering
citizens. About 5,000 gathered hero and en
joyed the features of the day. The parade
by the business men made'a very creditable
affair , there being represented forty-four
business houses. After dinner the crowd
went to the fair grounds and witnessed all
kinds of sports , from horse racing to the
greased polo. Th orator of the day was
James A , Powers from Omaha , who delivered
a masterly address on what the Fourth of
July realty meant and1 the duties of citizen
ship at the present critical time.
SUIIPIUSE , Neb. , July B. ( Special Tele
gram to The Deo. ) The Fourth passed with
out an accident here. Surprise beat Ulysses
at that place la a game of ball for $25.
Score , 14 to 17.
BUTTON , Nob. , July 5. ( Special Telegram
to The Deo. ) At the celebration yesterday
Judge Hastings of Crete was the orator.
The day's festivities were enjoyed by a large
number of people and the program was a
long and good one.
FAUIDUIIY , Neb. , July 6. ( Special to The
DooOs-Falrbury celebrated the Fourth with
an old-fashioned , orthodox outburst of pa
triotism. A parade of the fire department
and other municipal bodies was followed
by bloyclo and wheelbarrow races , and floats
representing the business houses of the city
paraded the streets.
J. II. Martin , passenger conductor on the
Hock Island , was badly hurt by the dis
charge of a cannon cracker which a practical
joker dropped on the ground behind him.
DAVID CITY. Neb. , July 5. Special to
The Bee. ) A flno day was splendidly ob
served hero. Three- thousand people met
nnd wcro royally treated. The business
houses and many private residences were
handsomely decorated. The orations of Ilev.
Mr , Abbott and C. H. Aldrlch were masterly
efforts. The hose race was won by the
Doty team of David City In 0:14. : beatIng -
Ing the Fremont team by three and a half
FALLS CITY. Neb. , July 5. ( Special to
The Ilee. ) Falls City celebrated the Fourth
In royal style. Fully 3,000 strangers were
In the city , and this Included the city of
Hiawatha , Kan. , which sent half of her
population. The Falls City military band
furnished the music. The speakers were
Ilev. L. 0. Ferguson and Hon. Frank Mar
John Leslie , a half-breed boy , 11 years of
age , living on the reserve near Preston ,
was killed by the premature discharge of
During a fight at Arazo , this county , yes
terday , Mr. Smith , father of Postmaster
Smith of Arazo , attempted to separate two
men who were fighting' , when ono of. them
throw a rock , striking him In the head ,
from which Injury ho died last evening.
SBWAHD. Neb. , July 5. ( Special to The
Doe. ) The Fourth was celebrated In Seward -
ard by a largo crowd of people from all
parts of the , country. The races at the
fair grounds and the ball game between
Utlca and Seward drew good crowds.
Whllo the salute was being fired In the
morning a can containing over two pounds
of powder exploded , badly burning Mack
Anderson about the head , breast and arms.
LITCHFIBLD. Neb. . July 6-Speclal ( to
The Dee. ) A Fourth celebration took place
here. Local speaker * entertained the crowd
during the forenoon , and races , both foot
and homo , and a ball game was iho enter
tainment for the afternoon. A good rain
yesterday went far toward making people
WEST POINT , Neb. , July 6. ( Special to
The lice. ) The Fourth celebration was an
unqualified success. Everything passed off
pleasantly , The crowd was the largest seen
hero for many years.
HAIITINOTON. Neb. , July B. ( Special
Telegram to The Dee. ) Hartlngton duly cele
brated the Fourth , with Hon. John R. Hays
ot Norfolk as orator. During the afternoon
a multitude ot people wont to Colcrldgo to
witness the ball game between the I. X. L.s
of Sioux City and the Coleridge team. The
icoro stood 11 to-S In favor of Coleridge.
PIEUCH , Neb. , July 5. ( Special to The
Dee. ) The celebration hero yesterday wai
a crctul success. There wan a street par
ade , representing the local business enter
prises. Hon. John S. Itoblnson delivered a
very Interesting oration.
At the Fremont Chitutnuquu.
FREMONT. July B , ( Special to The Dee. )
It was rather a small audience that list
ened to Mrs. 8. T. Corey and T. L. Mathewi
In the morning exercise * at the Chautauqua
assembly today. In the afternoon the largo
room wu thoroughly packed to hear lion.
0 , Herr on the tariff and money
( llrl llnhhfil by a Trump.
VKUDON , Neb. , July 5. ( Special to The
Ilc > ! . ) Mary llclncmnn was stopped by a
tramp while on her way homo from Falli
City yesterday. He demanded her money
and jewelry. Fortunately her watch had
been left In the city for repairs , and the
amount of money with her was small , so
the tramp gained but little.
A carload of cattle was shipped from
Lakeside , Nel ) . , to Dawson nnd brought
across the country to Vcrdon and rffered
for sale. The party who claimed to own
them was suspected of stealing the rattle ,
nnd when accused of the crime loft sud
denly for parts unknown. The cattle Bill !
remain here unclaimed.
Miss Ella Conovpr died yesterday of con
sumption at the ago of 20 years.
Heavy Ititln tit O'Neill.
O'NEILL , Neb. , July 6. ( Sp UI Tele-
grain to The Dee. ) A splendid rain visited
this section this Afternoon. About an Inch
of water fell and It Is still raining. This
rain will do much good to corn , which Is
looking splendid , and the prospects are ex
cellent for a large crop.
CHADRON , Neb. , July 6. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) The frequent rains of
the past two weeks assure a good crop for
Danes county. All sorts of produce locks
fine , and the best crop In years will cer
DcniUfl ot Frank I , . Hull.
NORFOLK , Neb. , July 5. ( Special Tele
gram to The Beo. ) Tonight , while returning
to town with a party who had been bathing
In the Elkhorn , Frank L. Hull , landlord of
the Pacific hotel , was stricken with heart
disease , and bcforo medical attendance could
reach him , died. Mr. Hull was formerly
connected with the Paxton In Omaha , and
was very popular.
.Murrlril nt Frvn.ont.
FREMONT , Neb. , July 5. ( Special Tele
gram to The flee. ) J. D. McDonald and
Miss Anna Nllsson were married today at
the residence of the bride's mother. Rev.
\V. H. Buss officiated. J. D. McDonald Is
a wealthy contractor and ono of Fremont's
foremost citizens. The bride Is a popular
Hock Inlnml Hrltlgo I'lrod.
PAWNEE CITY , July G. ( Special to The
Dee. ) An attempt was made yesterday
morning to burn the Rock Island bridge
at the outskirts of town. A lot of oiled
waste was packed among the timbers and set
on fire , but was discovered In time to save
Clew to the Moldrego Mimlurora.
KEARNEY , Neb. , July G. ( Special Tele
gram to The Dee. ) Near old Fort Kearney
the horse nnd buggy used by the Holdrego
murderers has been found. The horse 1-ad
been shot- end the buggy piled up on top
of It. Officers arc at work on the cew. !
Clmdroti Ituuiilun Concluded.
CHADRON , Neb. , July G. ( Special Tele
gram to The Dee. ) The soldiers' reunion at
Bordeaux grove ended today. A rain
yesterday somewhat marred the enjoyment ,
but on the whole the encampment has been
LINCOLN , June 30. To the Editor of The
Bee : In the Nebraska State Journal of Sun
day , June 17 , there appeared the publica
tion of a lengthy article by T. H. Lcavltt of
Lincoln on "Prison Reform , " and to which" !
most respectfully offer the following In re
Mr. Leavltt's paper , in the first place ,
forcibly demonstrates that he Is totally ig
norant of the needs of the discharged pris
oner. Hypodermic Injections of Christianity
Is not that which a discharged prisoner most
During my Incarceration In the Nebraska
state penitentiary I have carefully c-twerved
the general demeanor of the would-be re
formers who have visited the Institution ,
and , as a result , feel safe in saying that
the prison discipline , also the discharged
convicts' position , would be far better with
out their aid.
The "brutal treatment and the shocking of
the prisoners' moral sensibilities by vulgar ,
profane and abusive language , " referred to
by Mr. Leavltt , Is foreign to the Institution ,
and as a prisoner I deslro to Impress upon
Mr. Leavltt's mind that Warden Beemer , al
though not a professor of religion , possesses
more genuine Christian principles than the
score of "ambassadors of Christ" who are de
sirous to Instruct him In the manner in
which a prison should be run. The prison.
In my estimation , would be better without
these "sky pilots , " whose efforts are only
successful In proving a detriment to good
Whllo Mr. Leavltt and his associates In the
work of prison reform may be sincere Chris
tians , I am confident that their objective
point Is nothing more than notoriety and
office. Take these away and the prison so
ciety will soon bo a thing of the post.
It has been proposed that a school be or
ganized for the educational advancement of
our convicts. While this would be most de
sirable , the Idea was advanced only with
the object of creating a new office and of
placing ono of the "reformers" under salary.
The office of state agent , too , has been
agitated. It was suggested by the society
that such an officer could materially benefit
the prisoner by securing employment for
the prisoners eligible to parole , as well as
Interesting himself In tha prisoner's welfare
when discharged. It Is not the prisoner's
welfare that keeps these good brothers awake
so much as the dollars that would bo realized
by such an office.
Any man whoso business effort has been
devoid ot good judgment and proven disas
trous and unsuccessful Is , In my opinion ,
but a poor person to advise another who
has made a mistake In life. The state pro
vides In the chaplain a spiritual adviser for
the convict , and unless he feels his duties
too laborious and the need of an assistant ,
there Is no need of the services of our good
brethren from the Capital city.
The Nebraska state penitentiary Is at pres
ent blessed with a kind as well as com
petent warden , who reprimands where others
have severely punished , who forgives past of
fenses , who encourages those who desire to
do better , and who Is ever humane In his
treatment of the unfortunates placed under
In Mrs. Decmer the prisoner recognizes a
true Christian friend. Each and every Inmate -
mate ot the penitentiary , no nlatter what
their offense may have been , have the
Christian sympathy of this kind-hearted ,
motherly , benevolent lady one who expects
no compensation for her many charitable
acts , and for whom every prisoner In the
Institution would fight If necessary.
It these conscientious 'gentlemen deslro to
reduce the criminal population of the state ,
let them treat the cause and not the effect.
If they would confine their attentions and de
vote their efforts to the care ot the neg
lected street arabs with whom the streets of
our cities are Infested , give them such trainIng -
Ing In their youth that would Inspire the
belief that punishment will silrely follow
crlmo , there will be no surplus time loft to
devote to the present criminal classes , and
which only proves detrimental and disas
trous to the officials la maintaining prison
To Brother Leavltt I would say that there
Is a wide field for Christian labor , and , al
though there may not bo the much desired
compensation attached to the office , there
will be an ample amount ot cheap notoriety.
H. W. ELLIS.
Ex-Convict No. 2321 , Nebraska State Peni
Doys , firecrackers and matches gave the
fire department a couple of chases yester
day. The first alarm ot the day was
turned In from Twentieth and Spencer
streets , where a barn wa burning , the
cause being boys and lighted matches In
the hay loft. The barn was totally de
stroyed , the loss being $400. The property
was owned by parties In Ohio.
Just after the Spencer street fire had
been extinguished an alarm was turned In
from Twentieth and Spruce , and In responding
spending to the call the department was
kept buiy for an hour In handling a blaze
In the barn and grocery store of M. Tharl
at 1915 Lake street. At this place the lessen
on stock and building waa $1,000 , fully cov
ered by Insurance. Tha origin of the
blaze came -from the aftermath ot the
Fourth ot July , some boys having some
firecrackers which they were exploding In
the barn adjoining the store.
PRE-INVENTORV CLEARING SALE
A Coupon Free The Big Store.
with all purchases. HAYDEN BROS. is where your dollar
Save them. will
nice . . can do most good.
get you a present.
QUICK SELLING PRICES IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
Clip out whatever list of goods as may strike your fancy , bring it to the Big Store and you
will- find all goods exactly as represented.
2 GREAT VALUES. 2
Just received , 20 pieces new * styles Cheney
Bros $1 quality Printed Indias , on sale at 59c
Natural Pongee Silk , new lot just in , regular
75c goods , 27 inch wide , this week the price
will be 39c.
Wash Dress Goods.
Arnold's French challles , light colors only ,
2tfc ; (12 ( yards limit. )
Chlffonetteo , worth lOc , now only 5c.
Scotch lawns , warranted fast colors , Gc.
Printed Swiss muslin , worth lOc , now only
Dimities , 32 Inches wide , worth 30e , now
French organdies , cheap at 30c , now only
Duck suitings , 100 pieces just recelvod , all
the dots and stripes , In navy and tans , now
only 12 Vic.
Persian silk effects , the nobby goods that
sold this season for 29c , now phly 15c.
Imported French satlnes , the 39c and 40c
quality , now only 25c ,
Apron ginghams , all sizes. In blue checks ,
worth 8c , now only 3V&C.
Scotch gingham , beautiful brocaded effects ,
now only 12V4c.
Park Hill zephyr , the IBo qliallty , now only
Crinkle seersucker , the lOc quality , now
Crinkle seersucker , the 19o quality , now
Japanses cloth , the end of our line , dark
colors only , worth 19o , now only lOe.
70-Inch bleached table damask , the regular
89c , to go now it 49c.
56-Inch unbleached damask , the 49c quality ,
to go now at 29o.
81-Inch bleached German linen , none bet
ter for wear , $1.50 quality , to go now at 9Sc.
56-Inoh Turkey red damask , worth 22o , to
go now at 12c.
60-Inch Turkey red. warranted fast , 69e
quality , to go now at GOc.
Innumerable remnants In all qualities. Table -
blo linen at 50c on the dollar.
An extra fine quality bleach cotton , full
4-4 wide , worth 9c , to go now at 6V4c.
9-4 extra fine brown sheeting , worth 19c ,
to go now at 12c.
4-4 extra fine brown sheeting , worth Gc ,
to go now at 3c.
BUSINESS OF THE RAILWAYS
Statistics of Lines in the United States for
the Year Ending Juno 80,1893. ,
CONDITION OF THE SYSTEMS A YEAR AGO
Immensity of TbU llrnnch of Public Kcon-
omj , Noir So Seriously Affected by the
Great Strike Some Interesting
facts anil Figures.
The sixth statistical report of the Inter
state Commerce commission , prepared by Its
statistical ) , being the complete report for the
year ended Juno 30 , 1893 , for which a pre
liminary Income account was Issued In De
cember , 1893 , has just been submitted , , ot
which the following Is an abstract :
The total mileage of railways In the United
States on Juno 30 , 1893 , was 170,401.07 , be
ing an Increase during the year of 4,597.55
miles. The corresponding Increase during
the previous year was 3,160.78 , from which it
appears that there was some revival In rail
way construction during the year covered
by the report. The state of Washington
leads In construction with 556.32 miles ; Mon
tana shows an Increase of109.66 miles ;
Minnesota of 406.69 miles , and West Virginia
of 365.01 miles. Th other states which show
an Increase In mileage In excesi of 100 miles
are California , Florida , Indiana , Michigan ,
Missouri , New York , Ohio , Pennsylvania ,
Texas , Wisconsin'and Wyoming. The states
of Kansas , Oregon , the territory ot New
Mexico , and the District ot Columbia , show
a ellght decrease In mileage , due to ro-
mcasurement of main lines or abandonment
ot small , unimportant lines. Th number
of roods abandoned during the year was nine
teen. The total length ot line , Including
all tracks , was 230,137.27 , which Includes
10,051.36 miles of second track , and 42,043.40
miles ot yard track and sidings' .
CLASSIFICATION OF RAILWAYS.
The total number of railway corporations
In existence Juno 30 , 1893 , was 1,890 , being
an Increase of sixty-eight during the year
covered by the report. Of this number 752
were Independent operating roads and 939
maintained operating accounts. The num
ber ot subsidiary roads which maintained
financial accounts only was 778 , of which
326 were leased for a fixed money rental ,
and 195 for a contingent money rental , the
remainder being operated under some form
ot traffic agreement not easily subjected to
classification , The tendency toward some
form of consolidation during the year has
been quite marked ; twenty-eight roads , rep
resenting 749.87 miles , have been merged ;
twenty roads , representing 1,732.79 miles ,
Jiave been reorganized , and sixteen roads ,
representing 1,469.19 mites , have been con
solidated. These tteiua are higher than the
corresponding Items of the previous year.
A classification of railways according' to
lencth of line operated shows that there
are forty-two companies In the United
States having a mileage In excess ot 1,000
miles , twenty-six companies operating a
mileage between COO and 1,000 miles , twenty-
three companies operating a mileage be
tween 400 and COO miles , forty-one companies
operating a mileage between 250 and 400
miles , and 902 companies operating a mile
age ot 250 miles or less. The total length
of line controlled by the forty-two companies
operating an excess ot 1,000 miles was 98-
385.51 , being equal to 55.78 per cent of the
total mileage of the country. The second
class ot roads controlled 11.20 per cent ot
total mileage , from which It appears that
sixty-eight companies controlled 7C.93 pr
cent of the total railway mileage.
The total number of locomotives on June
30 , 1893 , was 34,783 , being an Increase ot
1,662 during the year. Of these , 8/J57 were
passenger locomotives , 18,699 freight loco
motives , and 4,802 switching locomotives ,
the remainder being unclassified , The total
number of cars owned , by the carriers
making report was 1,119,878 , to which
should b added 151,063 leased cars , making
A 12',4c towel now only Eo.
A IGc towel now only lOc.
A 25c towel now only 15c.
A 35c towel now only 19c.
Our 39c , our 50c towel , now only 25o.
Our 7Gc , our OOc towel , now only GOo.
Ladles' trimmed hats. In blacks and colors ,
tastefully trimmed with bows , flowers and
pins , this season's style , such as you have
been accustomed to paying $3.00 for , now
Children's trimmed hats , In blacks and
colors , we ordinarily would get 50c for these ,
CHILDREN'S BONNETS FROM 25C UP.
FLOWERS IN GREAT ASSORTMENTS
FROM EC UP.
All wool carpets , 45c and GOc per yard.
Brussels carpets , 45c per yard.
Velvet carpets , 75c per yard.
Cheap carpets , 12l/2c , ISc to 25c.
Curtains that sold for $1.00 , now GOc pair.
Curtains that sold for $1.50 , now 75c.
Curtains that sold for ' $2.00 , now $1.00.
Also a flno assortmc'nt.,6f better grades at
greatly reduced prices' . ' " "
Curtain poles and trlmrrilngs complete , 15c.
o i i
A fine assortment of'rugs , In all qualities ,
from the cheapest to the. best.
20c matting now
30c matting now 20 < x
EOc matting now 30c ,
Closing out balance of' matting stock very
' " "
a total of 1,273,946 caMrroperated directly
by the carriers. This shows an Increase
In the number of cars directly controlled
of 58,854 during the year. Of the total
number of cars 31,384 were In the passenger
service , and 1,047,577 In the freight serv
ice. The number of passengers carried per
passenger locomotive was 66,208 , and the
number of passenger miles per passenger
locomotive was 1,588,601. These figures
show an Increase In the efficiency of pas
senger locomotives. The number of tons
of freight carried per freight locomotive
was 40,062 nnd the number of ton miles
accomplished per freight locomotive was
5,031,889. These figures show no change
In the efficiency of freight locomotives as
compared with previous years. The num
ber of passenger cars pep 1,000,000 posson-
gera carried was fifty-three and the num
ber ot freight cars per 1,000,000 tona of
freight carried was 1,613. The Increase In
equipment fitted with train brakes , or
automatic couplers , as compared with the
increase In equipment Itself , is not as
marked as In the previous year. Thus ,
from a total Increase In equipment duilne
the year ending Juno 30 , 1893 , of 60,506 , the
Increase In equipment fitted with train brake
was 42,158 , and the Increase in equipment
fitted with automatic coupler was 77,904.
EMPLOYES IN THE SERVICE.
The total number of employes In the
service of railways on Juho 30 , 1893 , was
873,602 , being an increase of 52,187. 'Of
this total of employes , 35SSI are assigned
to the work of general administration ; 256-
212 to maintenance of way and structures ,
176,464 to maintenance of equipment , and
397,915 to conducting transportation , the re
mainder , 8,627 , being unclassified by the
carriers making report. If the employes
bo assigned to mileage , It appears that 515
men found employment In the railway In
dustry In the United States per 100 miles
of line , 21 being assigned to general ad
ministration , 151 to maintenance of way
and structures , 103 to maintenance of equip
ment , and 234 to conducting transportation.
CAPITALIZATION AND VALUATION.
The aggregate of property properly classi
fied as railway capital was on Juno 30 , 1893 ,
$10,506,235,410 , which shows railway capital
equal to $63,421 per mile of line. The
amount of stock outstanding was $4,668,935-
418 , of which $3,982,009,602 was" common
stock , the remainder , $656,925,810 , being pre
ferred stock. The funded debt outstanding
was $5,225,689,821 , classified as follows ;
Mortgage bonds , $4,504,383,162 ; miscellaneous
obligations , $410,474,617 ; Income bonds , $248-
132,730 , and equipment trust obligations , $62-
699,282. The amount of Investment In the
railway securities has Increased during the
year from $1,391,457,053 to $1,563,022,233 ,
beingan Increase ot $171,565,180 ,
The amount of stock paying no dividends
during the year was 52,859,334,572 , being
61.24 per cent ot the total stock outstanding.
Of stocks paying dividends , 5.25 per cent of
the aggregate stock paid from 4 to C per
cent , 11.62 per cent Jiald from 5 to 6 per
cent , 6.24 per cent paid from 6 to 7 per cent ,
and 5.32 per cent paid frorn 7 to 8 per cent.
The total dividends } iaa | was $100,929,885.
The amount of mortgage bonds paying no
Interest was $492,276,999 , , ' " or 10,93 per cent
of the total mortgage jwn.d"s , and the amount
ot Income bonds paying'no Interest was
$204,864,269 , or 2.50 per cent ot the total of
Incpmo bonds. i
The total number of , passengers carried
during the year ending'Juno ' 30 , 1893 , was
593,560,612. Passenger mileage during the
same year was 14,229vlOU084. The average
Journey per passongeriwa * 23.97 miles , The
number of tons of freight reported by the
railways for the year wai 745,119,482. Ton
mileage was 93,588,111,833. The average
number of tons In a train was 183.97 , and the
average haul per ton for the entire country
wai 125.60 miles. Passenger train mileage
was 335,618,770 , and freight train mll -
EARNINGS AND EXPENSES.
The gross earnings from operations on the
railways of the United States for the year
ending June 30 , 1893 , waa $1,220,751,874 ,
being an Increase of $49,344,531 over grosi
earnings reported In the previous year.
Operating expenses during the year were
$827,921,229 , being an Increase of $ $46,923-
303 over the prevloui year. The Income from
Investment ! reported by the railways was
$149,619,613 , while deletions on ac
count ot fixed charges and other
analogous Items were $431,422,156.
The final net Income available for dividends
Mason fruit Jar rubbers , 3'Jc per dozen ,
get them whllo they last. Jelly glasses , 24o
per dozen. Rocklngham cream pitchers , 5c
each. 24 sheets , all colors , shelf paper ,
fancy border , Gc. Silver metal teaspoons , 13o
per set , worth 7Gc. Silver metal tablespoon ,
2Gc per set , worth $1.50. Feather dusters ,
8c each. Terra cotta cuspidors , 13c each ,
worth 40c. No. 7 copper bottom wash boiler ,
worth 75c , 40c. No. 8 copper bottom wash
boiler , worth | 1.25 , 60c. No. 7 copper bottom
tom tea kettle , worth $1.00 , 35e. No. 8 cop
per bottom tea kettle , worth Jl.25 , GOc.
A good tin tea kettle , worth 50c , 15c. An
extra heavy dish pan , worth 25c , 9c. Wash
basins , 3c , worth lOc each. Milk pans , 2c ,
worth Sc each. Pie tins , Ic , worth Cc each.
Stew kettles , 8c , worth ISe. Preserve ket
tles , lie , worth 25c. Bread pans , lOc , worth
20c , Extra heavy Japanned dust pans , Gc ,
worth IGc. The Western washer , J2.25 each.
Don't pay other dealers from $2.00 to | 3.00
more for the same machine.
Make a note of our prices on Farming
Implements. If you want anything In this
line do not fall to sco or write us.
We save you $10.00 to $15.00 on a mower
and $20.00 to $30.00 on a binder.
We have a largo stock ot binders' twine ,
all grades , at 7c , 7Hc and 8''ic per pound.
Wo carry "a full line of scythes , swaths ,
rakes , scythe stones and paddles , water kegs ,
grain cradles , hay forks ; In fact , everything
used on a farm or In a harvest field.
1,000 kegs of best wire stool nails at lc
per pound. Think of It ! 1 % per pound for
best wire steel nails.
If you are In want of builders' hardware
don't fall to call on us. Wo will save you
about 50 per cent on samo.
Mortice locks , 14c ,
Rim knob locks , 14c.
Hinges , 5c.
Door bolts , 3c.
In screen doors , window frames , screen
wire cloth and poultry wire netting at bottom
In carpenters' , blacksmiths' and mechanics'
tools wo can beat the world.
Note the following prices :
2-foot boxwood rules , 3c.
2-foot boxwood rules , brass bound , 16o.
Double Iron smooth planes. 39c.
Double iron jack planes , 45c.
40o braces go at lOc.
75c braces go at 25c.
oOc hatchets go at 25c.
$1.00 handled axes , all sizes , Job lot , go
at 59c ; no limit.
Rubber and cotton hose , 7c , Sc and lOc
RAILROAD AND MINING SUPPLIES.
We carry a full stock of railroad and min
ing supplies at about 40 per cent under all
competitors , Including the following goods :
Picks , mattocks , shovels , crowbars , claw-
bars , powder , dynamite , caps , fuse , wheel
barrows , scrapers , carts , plows , rope , sheaves ;
In fact , everything used In the construction
of a railroad or In a mine.
Railroad contractors should make a note
of the above. We will save you money.
was $111,058,034 , being a sum less than the
corresponding amount for the previous year
of $4,907,157. After deducting from this
amount the dividends paid , the income ac
count of railways In the United States for
the year 1893 shows a surplus of $8,116,745 ,
which Is less than the surplus of the previous
year by $5,919,311. The complete report
shows a full Income account for each ot the
ten territorial group ) into which the country
Is divided. The gross amount reclved from
carrying passengers was $301.491,816 ; from
carrying the mall , $28,445,053 , and from
carrying express matter , $23,631,394. The
gross amount received for carrying freight
was $829,053,861 The passenger service ac
counts for 29.49 per cent of the earnings
from operation , and the freight service for
68.23 per cent of such earnings.
The number of railway employes killed
during the year was 2,727 , being greater
by 173 than those killed during the pre
vious year. The number of employes In
jured was 31,729 , being greater by 3,462
than the number injured the previous year.
The 'number of passengers killed during
the year was 299 , being less by seventy-
seven than the number killed the previous
year , and the number Injured was 3,229 ,
being two In excess of the number Injured
the previous year. Of the total number
of deaths to employes on account ot railway
accidents , 433ero duo to coupling and
uncoupling cars , 644 to falling from trains
and engines , seventy-three to overhead ob
structions , 247 to collisions , and 153 to de
railments , the remainder being duo to
causes not so clearly defined. An as
signment ot casualties to the opportunity
offered for accidents shows ono employe
to have been killed for every 320 men em
ployed , and ono to have been Injured for
every twenty-eight employed. The most
dangerous service Is that of trainmen , and
for these the statistics show ono employe
to have been killed for every 115 trainmen ,
and one employe to have been Injured for
every ten engaged In this service. A
similar comparison shows one passenger to
have been killed for each 1,985,153 passen
gers carried , or for each 47,588,966 passenger
miles accomplished , and one passenger In
jured for each 183,822 passengers carried ,
or for each 4,406,659 passenger miles ac
complished. An assignment of accident
statistics to the territorial groups shows
great diversity In the relative satety ot
travel and ! railway employment In the
various sections of the country.
General Passenger Agent Francis of the
Burlington will return from Hot Springs
R. 1C. Smith has been appointed general
agent ot the Burlington company at Atchl-
son vice n , C. Post , who has been appointed
postmaster at that place.
Auditor Demon of the Oregon Railway &
Navigation company and the clerks he took
with him from the Union Pacific , Messrs.
Oavln and Livingston , are blockaded some
where In Oregon , where they have been
slnco last week.
The Burlington took the following school
teachers to Asbury Park yesterday ; Misses
Redfleld , Vincent , McKoon , Jordan and
Messero of Omaha , Mils Dowen , Mr , and
Mrs. J. H. O'Connell , Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Stevens , Misses Ding , Ramsey , Dunn and
Smith of Lincoln , Assistant General Pas
senger Agent Smith will go through to Chicago
cage with the party.
H. C. Dlnklna , commercial agent of the
Santa Fo at this point , will , on September
1 , become general agent of the same com
pany In the City"of Mexico , the present
agent at that point , Mr. C. E , Skldmore ,
being transferred to Omaha. Mr. Dlnklna
goes to Mexico to look after his coffee In
terests Incidentally to the management of
the freight business of the Santa Fe.
Woman Arrested fur Stubbing ,
Mrs. John Wright , wife of the colored
saloon keeper nt Twelfth ami Dodge streets ,
wast arrested on a warrant last night charg
ing her with stubbing- with Intent to kill ,
Several duya ago Mrs. Wright met a white
woman from Council Hluffa and accused
the visitor of being- too Intimate with Mr.
Wright. A wrangln ensued between the
women , wlch wan ended by Mru. Wright
plunging a knife Into the shoulder of her
alleged rival , Inflicting- painful wound.
Pllli that cure sick neaaao&o : DoWltt'i
Little Early Risen.
A Special Sugar Price.
24 pounds of Sugar for SI.
It Is only our buying In large quantltlci
that enables us to quote such low prices :
Wo will sell you choice sugar corn ,
Choice solid packed tomatoes only
can.Early June peas only 9c cnn.
Very flno preserved blackberries , lOc
Choice cut steak salmon , lOc can.
Very flno salmon for S',4c , 9',4c and lOc
can.Oil sardines , 3'/4c can.
Mustard sardines , 7c can ,
Mixed pickles only 5c bottle.
Chow chow only EC bottle.
Finest Imported queen olives , 35c quart.
Savllle olives , 2Gc quart.
Arabian olives , 15c quart.
French mustard only 2V4c bottle.
Largo palls of Jelly , 30c pail.
Sweet chocolate , 3'4c package.
Condensed milk , lOc can.
Corn starch. 3 ,4c package.
Rolled wheat ( some call It California
breakfast food ) , 5c pound.
Good Japan rice , from 5o up.
Baking chocolate only 17140 package.
1-lb. can flbcrlcss nocoanut , 7 He.
Soda crackers , Be pound.
Oyster crackers , 3V4c.
Tomato catsup only 7V4c bottle.
White Paris soap , for the bath , toilet or
laundry , 7 bars for 25c.
Climax soap , 7 bars for 25c.
Large bars of castlle soap , 19c per bar.
Mottled or white casllle soap , 2 bars for
Coupons with every sale.
We are headquarters choice California
Choice raisin cured prunes , 7'4c pound.
Very best sweet California prunes , SVSc ,
lOc and 12c pound.
California raisin grapes only 3ic pound.
I"lno London layer raisins 5 4c pound.
English currants , cleaned , C AC ; 4 Ibs. for
25c.Very choice currants , Hie. 5c and 6c Ib.
Blackberries , evaporated , only 9&c Ib.
Whlto cherries , lie Ib.
Red cherries , 12c Ib.
Tartaran cherries , very best , 13c Ib.
TEA AND COFFEE.
Basket fired Japan tea for 48c pound.
Cholco uncolored Japan tea , 39c , 48c , 50c
Tea nibs , 15c nnd 19c Ib.
Tea sittings , lOc , 12',4c and 15c Ib.
Broken Java coffee , 15o and 17'/4c Ib.
Fancy Golden Rio , 23c and 25c Ib.
Old Gov. Java. 33c Ib.
Best Java and Mocha , 35c , or 3 Ibs. for
Whlto Paris soap for the bath , toilet or
laundry , 7 bars for 2Ec ; Climax soap , 7
bars for 28c ; large bars castlle soap , 19c per
bar ; mottled or white castlle soap , 2 bars
for 5c. | _
Coupons with every sale.
WHITE CITY IS IN RUINS
Moat of the Remaining Buildings De
stroyed by Tire Last Night.
STARTED IN THE TERMINAL bTATION
I'lro Spread With Wonderful Ilapldlty nnd
UolU-d the Efforts of the I'lrcmon
One JSIan Killed and Another
Dangerously Injured ,
CHICAGO , July 5. The World's Colum
bian exposition Is a billowy sea ot fire.
The Administration building , the architec
tural crown of the Whlto City , with its
gilded and decorated dome , its supporting
pavilions encircled with statuary ; the ma
jestic Agrlcultuial buIMIng , with Its tinted
and decorated colonnades , with Its beauti
ful statues of abundance , above which
once wheeled St. Gauden's beautiful Ilgure
of Diana , the chaste ; the beautiful Hall of
Mechanical Arts , with Its lofty fluted Cor
inthian colonnades , Its superb circular-
parched entrance and HH figure tipped
spires ; the light and airy Electricity buildIng -
Ing , with its open roof lanterns , Its curvi
linear recessed entrance , where eistwhilc
stood the statue of Hcnjamln Franklin on
the south , nnd Its graceful projecting bays
on the north ; the attractively Inornate , but
substantial looking Alines building ; 'the
mammoth Manufacturea nnd Liberal arts
building , with Its large inches of steel en
closing a foity-acre lot mid Its lofty tri
umphal corner and central arches , to
gether with a number of minor structures ,
have pashed Into history ut the wave of an
Inctmtllary's blazing hand.
From the south colonnade to the Gov
ernment building , and from the lake to
the golden door of the angel-gum ded
Transportation building , the world's famous
Whlto City Is no more. As the evening's
sun wns shedding hlu level rays for the
last time on the erstwhile ! > cene of life ,
movement and color they fell upon the
familiar outlines of these lloweia of human
handiwork , almost untouched In tholr se
rene loveliness. Two hours Inter the new
moon bent her pale crescent above them ,
shinning on a mass of ruins wrapped
in a pall ot smoke , save where
the yellow of bluzlntf timbers
flared about the blue-Muck which covers
the site of the White City and covers up
all of the great departmental structures ,
The fire spat eel only the Transportation
building. Horticultural building , the Fisher
ies bulldlnK and the Art pnlaco. Thu last
named Is now occupied by the Field Colum
bian museum , nml the Fisheries building
Is a mere uliell skeleton , having been de
molished by a wrecking company. Hesldes
these , the Government building , the
Woman's building , the llrltlsli building are
all that remains of the hundreds of struc
tures thut once filled Jackson park. Kvcn
the polyglot glories of the merry Midway
Sic transit gloria mundl.
CHICAGO , July G. All the main buildings
of the World's fair except the Horticul
tural building , the Women's building , the
Art palace , the Machinery hall anil the
United States government building were
almost entirely burned tonight. They were
the property of the Columbian Exposition
Salvage company , and had been purchased
for about JOO.OOO. The lire was discovered
this evening by several boys In the south
west corner of the first lioor of the ter
minal station. When first seen It waa but
an Incipient blaze , nnd the boys tried to
stamp It out for several minutes. They
were unsuccessful , however , as the fierce
gale , which was then blowing from the
southwest , fanned the fire. Before an
alarm could bo turned In the lire had
reached the second story of the building.
Owing to the distance which separated
most of the engine companies from the
scene of the fire there was considerable de
lay In getting a stream of water upon the
blazing structure. The first alarm was Im
mediately followed by a 3-11 cull , and this
by a special cull for ten engines. Ily the
time the first detachment of cnglneh WUH
fully at work the terminal station was a
mass of flames , and the ( Ire had leaped
across to the Administration building. In
twenty minutes the dome of this beautiful
structure full with a terrible roar , and
sparks and blazing brands were carried
by the wind north and northeast to the
Mining. Electricity and Agricultural build
ings. The Electricity building was the first
to take fire. In a few minutes It waa In
flame * , and at 7:50 : o'clock the gloss roof
collapsed and the Iron framework of the
atructu.ro fell In. At 7:15 : o'clock the eojt
To Introduce Haydcns' host 5X flour , wi
will for a abort time put In every sack on
of the following articles. The Hour Is war
ranted to ho the best you over used or monc/i
Ono diamond ring.
Onp Rold wntch.
Ono J5.00 bill.
Ono * ct solid sliver plated teaspoons.
Ono ladles' rolled gold watch chain.
One ladles' cluster diamond lace pin.
4X Minneapolis Superlative flour , $1.10.
Valley Lily Hour , 96c.
Victor flour , 90c.
Snow Flake flour , C5o ,
A good flour , OOs ,
Some prices which cannot bo Improved
upon : Country butter , lOc , 12VSc , and best
country butter , ISc ; again our separator Is up
for ISc and 20c. There Is no bailer made to
equal our creamery ; buy some and bo con
If you want the best In meats and lard at
the lowest prices ronio to us.
California sugar cured hams , 9c ; corned
beef , 5c ; pickle pork , 7Hc ; dried beef , lOo ,
12Vic and IGc ; boneless ham , lOc ; bologna
head cheese and liver sausage , Go per pound.
Full crream brick cheese , Be per pound
Llmburger cheese. Uc , llo and 12i,4c.
Swiss checso , 12H. He and ICc.
Wisconsin full cream , 7',4c , lOc and
All other checso auay down In price.
Crackers , 3Hc per pound ; fancy XXX soda
crackers , 6c ; ginger snaps , lOc ; sugar cookies ,
gr.indma's cookies , frosted creams , molasses
cake , oatmeal and city sodas , all at lOc ;
snowflakc crackers , 7c. Wo have about 50
boxes of lemon cream crackers that were
formerly sold for 124c ! , now go nt 5c Also
we have something now ; nice pound packngo
of oatmeal crackers , very best made , for
Castorla , 25c.
Benson's capclne plaster , IGc ,
Ayer's hair vigor , 65c.
Paskola , large , S5c. "
Paskola , small , 45c.
Indian Sagwa , 75c.
Port wine , 35c per bottle.
Whisky , 50c per bottle.
Wo compound all prescription carefully and
end of the Alining building fell In , and the
flames became so fierce that engine com
panies stationed between the Electricity and
Mining building : * hml to fly for their llvca.
ISiiKlne company No. 18 was forced to aban
don their engine , and had ucarcoly tlma
to cut the Iioise.H from the traces. One of
the animals succeeded In getting' away , but
the other wns suffocated. Several hundred
feet of hose was also burned.
The fire was communicated almost simul
taneously to the Transportation , the Manu-
factutcs and the Agricultural buildings.
Dy hard work , however , the firemen suu-
coedod In saving the greater part of th
Tinnsportatlon building , but the other two
bulldliiKH were soon enveloped In flames
and by 9 o'clock the last of the framework
of each had fallen In. When the firemen
first reached the spot an engine was de
tailed to prevent the tire from communi
cating with Machinery hall. For aomo tlm
the effort wns successful , but with th
four Immense structures , the Terminal
bulldlnK. the Electricity and the AdmlnU-
trutlon building , on fire at the same time ,
the heat became so Intense that Machin
ery hall waa Ignited also.
An unknown man was burned to death.
HP and a companion were burled under tha
roof of a conduit lending fiom the roof of
the Electrical buildingto the McMpnlcs
fountain. Ono of them waa burned to
death and the other so budly that ho may
die. Both were spectators.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA.
I'nyliiB Fourth of July IlllliScnlpnd ) by ft
The executive committee of fifteen busi
ness men who had charge of the Fourth of
July celebration met at the council chamber
last night nnd allowed bills In the sum of
$700. Another meeting will be held next
Tuesday night , when all matters will bo set.
tied up. A special committee was appointed
to secure the medals and have thorn appro
Sculped by n Tin Can ,
Alexander Rugo , a lad 15 years of age whs
lives with hla parents at 216 South Third
street , Omaha , was taken to Dr. McCronn' *
office at n late hour In a painful condition.
Alexander and a number of other boys
were firing off powder In tin cans and hav
ing a big time over near M nnd Twenty-third
streets when the accident occurred. The
boy had placed the powder under his can
and was lighting It when the explosion cams
quicker than ho had expected. The can
struck him on the forehead and tore the
scalp completely off back for about four
Inches. It was a narrow escape , but as soon
as the wound was dressed the boy was ubl
to bo taken homo and will recover.
Mnglo City Ooimlp
Attorney A. L. Sutton Is In St. Paul.
Corbett won the half-mile foot race , with
Qulnn a close second.
The South Omaha Democratic club will
meet at Plvonka'a hall Friday evening.
Adam Schultz , manager of the Dolmonlco
hotel , leaves this morning for a trip through
The funeral of Nolllo Maxwell will be hold
at the family residence at 2:30 : o'clock thU
Jacob Kousky had the first finger on hi *
right hand blown off with a cannon cracker
In Brown park.
Assessor Samuel T. Shrlgloy loft last
night for a month's visit with relatives In
southern Indiana ,
Mrs. Adam Kurtz of Ptattsmouth , wh
was visiting her daughter , Mrs. Cashman ,
returned home last night.
Corbott , McKInncy and Sullivan , who were
protested as professionals In the 100-yard
race , will contest for the money.
Samuel Elklns , the man who was gashed
by a stranger. Is Improving , and Dr. Berry
Is of the opinion that ho will recover.
Two watches belonging to Carl Nelaon and
Nels Peterson were stolen from their room
over the Home restaurant last evening.
Mrs. Martha Hicks , aged 67 years , died
last evening. The funeral will be held at
the family homo. Sixteenth street and llorry
avenue , thU afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Elder A. H. Merrill was elected delegat *
to the national convention of the Presby
terian Young People' * Society of Christian
Endeavor , which meets at Cleveland.
Mrs , J. II , Hauburg died yesterday after *
noon after a painful and long slcknei * . Tbt
funeral will bo held at St. Agnes' churc
Saturday morning. Her age wan 76 yean.