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THE CKMAITA DAlJjV BEE : THURSDAY. PEBBtTATIT To , 1J)00. )
DAY OF PRIMARIES AT HAND
Pltc s Where Ropnblir.ini Bhpuld Vote in
Various Wardi ,
NLWSYBMCH OF TIMELY CAMPAIGN GOSSIP
lU-l'ollcriiirn TryliiK to TnUo n Uniul
to tie ! ICvoii for Sundry I
rnnolcil ( irli-v-
UIIUCH.
The various candidates for positions on
the republic-tin city ticket are marshalling
their forces for the primary contest to
day "which will decide whether they have
the nncwsary support of the rank and file
o' the party. The icglstratlon lists , with
the names of nil registered republicans
classified by wards , arc completed and the
election officers have been given Instructions
a , to tbelr use.
The polln oprn at 12 noon and close at T
01 lock. The list of voting places Is :
Klift ward , HOD South Sixth st.
Srrond ward , 1143 South Sixteenth st.
Thlnl ward. USD Capitol ave.
I'nurth ward , L'20 South Seventeenth t.
Tlflh waid , 2612 North Sherman avc.
SlMh watd. Idlpwlld bull , 21th and ( Jrant.
Povrnth waid , 1312 I'ark uvc.
Eighth ward , 2123 Cumlng st.
Ninth ward , Twenty-eighth and I-'arnam.
One of the delegates on the Moores ticket
was waited on Tuesday by the notorious
F-m lloff , accompanied by another ex-police
officer , with an urgent plea to have him
pull ort lu favor of the "unpledged" delega
tion In the Fourth ward , which Iloft con-
IMiiitty ( inserted was put up for Mr. IJIng-
liatn as the Patriotic ( ? ) league's choice.
"Motircs put me on the bum , " fald Hoff ,
"nnd 1 nm going to get even with him.
All of us discharged policemen are for
Ulnglmm .nil over the city and wherever we
lire jrm'xvll ! find us working for Dlngham.
He's our m.uil"
At the .populist convention a humorous
lurldrnt occurred when the democratic nom
inee for city treasurer , Ernes' Mertens ,
m-ric up before the body to ask endorsement
of hit ) .nomination. Merlons Is a German
who speaks and understandRngl'sh with
difficulty and Is unversed. In tl of
political maneuvering.
"I would Ilkr to have you endorse , .R- for
city treasurer , " proclaimed Mr. Mertens.
"Hut do you stand on our platform ? "
queried a determined populist. He had to
repeat the question several times to make
the democratic candidate grasp the Idea ,
when he got this lucid reply :
" 1 don't eland on no platform. I stand
hero on the floor. Tbo lloor Is good enough
for me. "
Klnally , after further explanation :
"Yes , I stand on any platform , just so
you nominate inc. "
A delegate ticket , concocted In the ofllco
of U. C. Patterson In the Interest of W.V. .
Dlngham for mayor and headed "Unpledged , "
has been mailed to the republican voters of
the Fourth ward. Accompanying this ticket
Is a circular signed by a number of reputa
ble republicans , none of whom knew of the
oxlKU-noo of the ticket at tbe time of signIng -
Ing the circular and but few of whom favor
the makeup of the so-called "unpledged
delegation. " Charles H. liryant , whose
name hea la the ticket , has demanded that
his name-bo withdrawn from the Patterson
Hat of delegates.
The following address has been signed In
behalf of C. R. Malm'.i candidacy for the
council from the Ninth ward :
"W'f , , tbt undersigned , residents and taxpayers
'
payers of' Omaha , recognizing that the se
lection nf councllmen nt the city election
Is of the utmost Importance to the Interests
of our' people , rte hereby uulte lu recom
mending and urging upon the voters of tbe
Ninth ward that at the forthcoming prlmar-
lui they go to the polls and support for
roitncllinin from their ward C. E. Malm , who
Is long and favorably known to us to bo a
man of sterling worth , unswerving Integrity
and of more than ordinary ability to per-
celvo and to defend the true Interests of the
puoplc. Important questions and measures
nio upon us for determination during the
next administration , and it behooves us to
BCO to it that the next city council Is com
posed of such men no Mr. Malm , who wll.
devote their time and energy to determine
these questions aright and protect the Inter
ests of the people : R.W. . Bailey , E. O.
Kuren , P. n. Flodman. H. F. Cady , John S.
"WonlHgo , W. A. Hlxcnbaugh , A. H. Ceder-
holra , 3. n. Blder. "
OMAHA. Feb. 14. To the Editor of Th < -
Jleo : I notice In last night's Dee a denial
of certain things by one Waterman , can
didate for tax coinmlfsloiicr's ofllce. Now
this party seems to bo kept busy making
denials for himself in trying to secure the
nomination , and what a load on the re
publican party , if ho wore nominated and
the opposition light was on.
Let's drop buch men from our list and
instead of having "defensive" candidates
have aggressive on en.
YOUNU HUPUnLICAN VOTKK. EIGHTH
'
WARD.
TARDY VOTERS ARE SWORN IN
City Clerk Itrei-lvex AtllilnvltN of lie-
" imblliMiiiH Xo Attempt tn AVurp
' . , . H < - lMtriilloii I.rnv.
Tha city clerk was considerably occupied
yustorduy uwcarlng lu tbo votes of electors
V ho < neglected Tor various reasons to regls-
tyr at tbo election last fall. About fifty re
publicans have so far appeared who are de-
of participating in the prlmarleN to-
Hacking
There Is nothing so
bad ( or a cough as
coughing. It tears the
tender membrane of
the throat and. lungs ,
and the wounds thus
made attract the germs
of consumption. Stop
your cough by using
the family remedy that
has been curing coughs
and colds of every kind
for over sixty years , You
can't afford to be without It.
loosens the grasp of your cough.
The congestion of the throat and
lungs Is removed ; all inflamma.
tion is subdued ; and the cough
drops away ,
Three sizes : the one dollar size
is the cheapest to keep on hand ;
the SOc. size for coughs you have
had for some time : the 25c , size
for an ordinary cold.
"KorlSyeirs I lad a Tory bad cough.
Th doctor * and eieijbody rUe thouelit
I had a true case of loniuuiptlou. Tuen
I tried Jijtt't Cherry IVcturjf and it unlr
took bottU aud a half to cure m . "
V , JUKiox MILI.ES ,
Oct. 1 , . Caindcn , N. T.
day nnd wish to give testimony as to
their politics , residence In the city nnd
other details necessary to tbo excrclso of
their franchise. In accordance with law
each citizen swearing in his registration is
nccompaned by two freeholders , who nttwit
the nccuracy of the petitioner's claim.
An nrtlclo In a local paper stated that
City Clerk Hlgby was Issuing certificates
for caused not mentioned In the statute ,
which applies only to "persons who were
necessarily nbtent from the city or town of
their residence during the entire time of
such regular state registration or any per
son or persons vrho were too 111 to attend
such registration , or were prevented there
from by sickness or death or other calamity
in their family , together with newcomers In
the city and those who have changed their
residence since the last registration. "
In reply to thin the city clerk says : "It
IB my duly to receive the sworn statement
that the affiant is n republican and has held
residence in the city for a proper period.
In addition , the reason given by the nfllant
for his failure to register as a republican is
set forth In the affidavit , no matter whether
It Is Included In tbe statute or not. The
validity of the reason Is a matter upon
which the judges of election must decide
and doc-3 not come within tbo province of
the city clerk. "
SECOND WARD REPUBLICANS
Ynrlon rnnillilnlcH for MmilHpnl Of
fice * niitertnln ( lie Member *
tilth Their Orntory.
The Second Ward Republican club met
Wednesday night nt Us room , 1412 South
Sixteenth street. The time was occupied In
speeches by the various candidates and
olhers. John H. Hutlcr was the first
speaker and devoted his tlmo to denounc
ing tn.ichUio methods in the parties , ascrib
ing to this cause all the defeats of the ic-
publlcan party in the state. Ho advocated
the nomination of E. J. Cornish as the
man most free fiom machine Influences , at
the same time paying tribute to the candi
date ftom the Second ward. "One man , "
said tbe speaker , "claims that ho can poll
1,000 or 1.500 democratic votes If nominated.
What we want Is a man who can poll all of
the republican votes and wo will have a
republican mayor. "
W.V. . Illnghum was the next speaker
and opened his remarks by saying that from
the tone of the evening paper his canvass
was certainly having sc io effect. "When
they say that I am i friend of Mr. Kclby
I must plead guilty and I am proud to say
that he Is a friend of mine , but that Is all.
I have nothing to apologize for. Ilepub-
11-niiH must nominate the ticket and not
one man or set of men. "
Fred Hehm made a vituperative attack
upon the editor of The Hoc , In which ho
took occasion to say that ho ( Behm ) had
been tried for bribe taking , but that as
he was acquitted tha Incident should be
declared closed and he should be accorded
the same confidence as though he had never
been accused. "Rosewatcr should not bo
permitted to nominate tbo candidate In tbe
Second ward for the council , " and the
speaker thought he'was "as good a man as
Mike Lee. "
Fred Hoyo echoed the sentiments of Fred
Benin and sat down. Ho was followed by
C. H. Kessler , who said he waa certain of
nC'-nlnatlon , but did not want to talk. Al
fred Held , another candidate for the coun
cil , said he h.id been accused of being a
quiet man and pleaded guilty , but a quiet
man had often as much influence as a man
who blows too much.
Mike Lee followed and began by saying :
"Every candidate for councilman in the
First ward has been courting Rosenater for
weeks and if , as you all say , I have se
cured his support In ray candidacy it is
only because ho thinks I would be the surest
of election at the poll * and it should be a
pointer to you when you come to east your
votes tomorrow. "
Anton Kment then talked of the campaign
and said he feared Poppletoo would proye
too much of an aristocrat In the office of
mayor If elected and that tbe working people
ple of the city wanted a man whose sym
pathies were with the common people.
J. H. Burger and Frank Woolly addressed
the meeting briefly.
SPEAKS TO THREE MEETINGS
Cnlldldiltr I'opiiletoit .SpontN AVuU-r-
iTiirUn mill Oreunlcutloti to Sinnll
CruwdH In K lo of Cumpnlffiier.
W. 6. Poppleton Inaugurated his campaign
for mayor lost night by speaking at thr'ee.
different meetings , each attended by about
thirty-five people.
The first talk was at the Southwest Im
provement club in the basement at Twenty-
fourth and Lcavenworth streets.
He next went to Dammann's hall , 1S3G
Vlnton street , where a Second Ward Pop
pleton Democratic club was organized , with
John Schultz as president and John Alex
ander us secretary , to meet every Monday
evening.
The third meeting nas at Metz hall on
South Thirteenth street , where tbo First
Ward Democratic club had already listened
to addresses by Ernest Mertens , G. M.
Hitchcock and William O. Gilbert. Mr.
Hitchcock had token occasion to assure the
voters present that Poppleton waa not a
proud man , a silk-stocking or an aristocrat
and that he waa not "stuck up. " Gilbert
had urged the necessity of the enforcement
of the charter provision for the reduction
of telephone service and gas.
Mr. Poppleton came In in time to take up
the waterworks subject , dwelling on the
desirability of municipal owneishlp. Ho
alee spoke In favor of a reduction of tax
ation , declaring that tbo recent tax levy of
almost 11,000,000 was $300.000 more than tbe
levy In 1S90. One reason for the largo
levy ho charged to extravagance In city gov
ernment , and another to the fact that over
$1,000,000 general taxes nre uncollc-ctcd ,
which ho proposes to see collected If he
should become mayor , without favor or fear.
SAY IT NEVER TUUCKED THEM
I > eiiioi < ral Diligently Kixlra vorlntf tn
Kiiiire | H I.etlerM of Deullnntlnu of
T i of Tlielr
Frank J. Buikley has declined the nom
ination for councilman from the Eighth
ward , tendered him by the democratic
county convention after It had failed to nom
inate him for mayor. Ho sent his declina
tion to the democratic city committee Mon
day and has made the following statement
for publication :
"I have decided not to ru for offlco this
year. Our business U increasing so that
I Intend to give It my undivided attention.
Wo have made arrangements ( o branch out
moro extensively lu our business this year.
Wo Intend to erect a new building for a
modern printing ofllco and to put In a com
plete envelope factory as well , consequently
1 will not bo able to devote any time to out
side matters , Having been a member of
the city council nearly seven years I feel
that It IB tlciio I retired and gave uomt * one
else a chance. 1 notified tbn city central com
mittee to that effect Monday morning. "
Tbe significance nf this declination , com
ing , as It does , upon the heels of that ot
Harry P. Deuel , tbe nominee of the fublun-
Ists for comptroller. U attested by the fact
Uat : the democrats claim to have heard noth
ing about tha twin declinations. Asked It
any successors had been suggested for
Messrs. Deuol and Burkley upon the ticket
several commltteemen persisted Wednesday
that tiiey had not heard that the two nom
inees had declined. The democratic leader *
aru evidently trying to cover up tbe facu
in the bopa that these two nominees may
be IcJ to reconsider their action , No ac
tion , therefore , has been taken and will
not bo , at ICAX ! until the commute * nwou
Friday evening ,
DFF'S ' IflR IS IN 1FOPARDY
l/LiLj 0 vluL ) 10 111 JLUlalvUl
Action to Restrain County Commissioners
from Emplojing Unlicensed Engineer.
SSUE IS CARRIED INTO EQUITY COURT
luilorc Kojxor film .Mrinlicrft nf
Comity llonnl to Api'i-nr Ilcforc
| Him > r\t Monilny for IlritrliiRr
. \millcntliiit of IMiilntlfT.
Efforts to compel the poporrntlc majority
of the county board to employ a licensed en
gineer at the court house continue. Having
had an Inning In police court , the advocates
of licensed engineers In charge of steam
plants have Invoked the aid of the equity
court , nnd an application was made before
Judge Keysor Wednesday for an order re
straining the board from employing Ed J.
Dee as engineer. It is charged that Dee Is
without a license to operate an engine and
that he has failed to pass the required ex
amination.
Anton Vltousch , a licensed engineer , whoso
application for the court house position has
been rejected by the commissioners , appears
as the plaintiff In the action before Judge
Keysor. The names of the five commis
sioners and Engineer Dee are mentioned
as defendants In the petition , and Judge
Keysor has cited them to appear before
him next Monday , at which time he will
consider the application for the restraining
order. Doubt Is expressed as to whether
this Issue comes within the jurisdiction of
an equity court , but Mr. Vltousch and other
engineers say there musf. bo sonto way of
getting satisfactory action In a case where
the law has been violated , nnd attention Is
called to the city ordinance which requires
that all stationary engineers shall pass an
examination and take out a license as evi
dence of qualification for the work they
have undertaken.
Iilrn with the 1'oiioerntx ,
While the republican members of the
county board Messrs. Ostrom and Hartc
nre nominally among the defendants , It Is
conceded that Ed J. Dee owes his position
to the popocratlc majority on the board , and
that If left to the republican minority he
would not be retained.
In applying to Judge Keysor for a re
straining order against Dee , Vltousch calls
attention to the danger that arises from al
lowing an Inexperienced man to be In charge
of the court house steam plant. It Is
taken for granted by the petitioner that Dee
Is not u skilled engineer , or he would have
a license. It Is urged that through lack of
skill In managing tbo engines , human life
Is Jeopardized nnd dire consequences are
liable to result.
In this effort , Vltousch Is supported by
a majority of the licensed engineers , who
are ever on the alert to see that the ordi
nance regulating their craft Is obeyed.
Ever since Ed J. Dee first got his name
on the county pay roll he nas had more
or less trouble to keep It there. In the
first place , the popocratlc wing of the board
tried to compel County Clerk Haverly to
give Dee a clerical position In his office.
Dee was appointed by tbe board In contempt
of the prerogative of appointive power that
Is supposed to belong to Mr. Haverly as
county clerk. Mr. Haverly said he had no
place for Dee , and although Dee appeared
for work he found the county clerk's ofllco
somewhat like an Ice palace. He Instituted
mandamus proceedings at county expense
to compel Clerk Haverly to recognize his
appointment , but the courts turned him
down. That was several months ago. The
next movement was for the commissioners
to determine that Dee was competent to
operate the county's steam plant , and the
man who bad posed as a gold-pen artist in
intricate- bookkeeping demonstrated his - versatility
satility * y taking up the oil can and the
coal shovel. Thus far Engineer Dee has
caused no explosions at the court house ,
but those who are accepted as competent
authority declare it is dangerous for an in
experienced man to undertake tbe care of
a complicated steam plant.
In pollco court Wednesday afternoon the
three popocratlc commlfeloners , Hector ,
Connolly and Hofeldt , were each fined $3
on the charge of employing an unlicensed
engineer. They appealed to the district
court , thus delaying final action. Mean
while Dee continues as engineer. The Im
position of a fine In police court is not far-
reaching enough , so say the opponents of
unlicensed engineers.
NAME REMAINS ON THE LIST
John KownleivnUI'H I'rotcut In Ovrr-
rnlpcl by the Uciiuhllcnn Kx-
outlvp Comiiilttre.
Only seven members of the executive
committee of the republican committee
met at room 2 , Wlthnell block , to con-
slfier the protest filed against Lyman Wat
erman , asking the removal of his name
from the list of republican voters In the
Seventh ward. The protest was -based upon
the tact that at the election last fall John
Kowalewskl was the candidate of the re
publican party for assessor , nominated by
the republican convention , while Waterman
ran against him by petition.
George Wlttum appeared as attorney for
Kcualowsltl. Ho stated that the latter was
the republican candidate for assessor , that
Waterman became a candidate against him
by petition at the election and that this
case came clearly within tbo rule adopted
to shut out republican bolters.
Waterman epoko In bis own behalf to
Justify his bolting.
Members of the committee urged the. dec
laration of the republicans of the ward
at the primaries In bis favor and said that
the rule which It was sought to enforce
was In tbe nature of an ex post facto law ,
btlni ; adopted to punish < tn alleged of
fence already committed.
Watoiman declared that be bail nluayn
been a republican , that he voted the r -
publican ticket last fall and that ho Is
a republican still. Kownlewskl's selection
nab duo to the fact that be had supported
tbo successful Thomas delegation at the
primaries.
V.'hcn the argument waa completed , which
was done in executive session , the vote
upon Mr. Balcombe'e motion that the pro
test bo overruled prevailed by four to three ,
tbo chairman and secretary voting be
cause their votes were necessary to moke
up a quorum.
Illrlmrilvoii Cluillentcc-N I'o | > | ili > ltin ,
n. W. Itlchardson , who has several times
raised his voice in protest against the pur
chase of the watcrwor.kfl by the city , has
Issued a challenge for a debate on the
question of municipal ownership with W. S.
Poppleton , fusion candidate for mayor.
Friends of the latter say that bo will de
cline to discuss with Illchardson , as the
latter dors not represent any organization or
party.
Soulul Ilcinocriuty Meetlnic.
The Social Democracy met at 1515 How
ard street Ust night and discussed munic
ipal ownership of -waterworks , reaching
tbe conclusion at tbe clozo of the dlscus-elon
that they favored the acquisition of the
waterworks by the city if they did not
cost more than $3,000,000.
Helium H. Kliiilur Mllli Theft.
On account of the storm Earnest HIssl
kept his falor.n at 10U South Tenth street
open all night Tuesday to accommodate
several of Ma frlcndn who didn't rare to
bravo the elcmentx. Alans toward morning
! - I iy down on u billiard table and went to
e\ees \ , '
When lie awoke his friends were cone , the
canh register had been robbed of J5 and J3
hud been taken from his trousers poi-krt
Later a man named John Meyers WHS ar
rested , charted with the theft He pliide I
not guilty , but upon Ills person was found
the money , n pocketknlfe nnd two key * , nil
of which were Identified by Hlssl n his
property. Hecnnse Meyers Is an old friend
of Ills nnd wn" under the Influence nf liquor
at the time Ul 9l will not prosecute.
BETTER POLICE PROTECTION
Major Mfinrm . " mil * I'tiniiiiiiiilciUliiti
to CHj- Council In Which lie '
Mnkrn n .Snuui-Mloii.
nelative to the nou tax levy and the
amount set Apart for police appropriation
Mayor Mooros has sent to the city council
the folloulng communication :
"I agree with the council In the decision
that the levy should on no account be al-
Ipwed to exceed 2S mills. I do not agree
"
entirely , lion ever , with the council In "tho
division of the levy among the various
funds. My main objection It to the proportion
tion allowed to the police department. The
levy made for this department las year
was so small that It was necessary for the
Udard of Klro nnd Police Commissioners
to discharge twenty-six men about March 1
nnd lay off each of the remaining officers
thirty days nt some period during the year.
Accordingly there were times when only
thirteen patrolmen were available for duty
In each shift. The result .has been that the
outlying parts of the city have had no po
lice protection during the year nnd the
people In these districts have been continu
ally eubjected to the depredations of petty
thieves and hoodlums' . They have repeatedly
appealed for police protection , hut the small
size of the police force has rendered It lin-
possible to do more than no send a police
man out occasionally for a night or two.
It seems to mo that these citizens arc en
titled to some little pollco protection , as
they arc taxed for the maintenance- the
pollco department as heavily as any class
of people. In the city In proportion to the
value of their property.
"The new levy will provide funds for
eight more patrolmen , four for night and
four for day service. This small Increase
Is not commensurate with the needs of the
city. I would suggest that your honorable
body transfer J10.000 from the general fund
to the pollco fund to make up this defi
ciency. The general fund can stand this
transfer and I believe that the very general
demand for better pollco protection should
bo heeded. "
CHARLES S. CULLINGHAM DEAD
Brewery Afccnt Expire * from KfTcctn
of Chloroform , AVlilcli In Ail-
nilulnlereil liy a Siirneon.
Charles S. Culllngham , local agent for the
Pabst Brewing company , died at 10:30 : a. m.
jCBterday from the effects of chloioform ad
ministered by a surgeon , preliminary to an
operation which had been decided upon as
the only means of saving Mr. Cullinghain's
life.
life.Mr.
Mr. Culllngham had been under the care of
a specialist for some time , but when the
operation was decided upon called In Dr.
H. Gllmore , and yesterday , accompanied
by Dr. Walker , Interne at the Presbyterian
hospital , Dr. Gllmore started to perform the
operation. Mr. Culllngham became very
nervous while the preliminaries were being
arranged and requested that an anaesthetic
be administered. The physicians de
murred because of the patient's general con
dition , but at his earnest solicitation ad
ministered tbe chloroform. The anaesthetic
had Just begun to take effect when Mr. Cul
llnghamwent into violent convulsions
which continued until his death.
Charles Culllngham has had charge of the
Omaha business for tbe Babst Brewing com
pany for ten years , coming here from Min
neapolis at that time. Ho had a largo
circle of friends , with whom he was most
popular. He was an Englishman by birth.
He figured prominently in local athletic
circles , particularly- a lawn tennis
player , having heldi the Nebraska , cham
pionship for several "years. Ho was a
brother-in-law of W. A. 'Carter and Percy
Ford , formerly with the McCaguo bank.
Mr. Culllngham WOE about 35 yearn of age.
He leaves a son about 3 years of age.
The sale of seats for the engagement of
Francis Wilson In "Ermlnle , " Tuesday and
Wednesday , February 20 nnd 21 , opens Sat
urday morning. Besides Mr. Wilson three
of the original cast of the piece -will be
seen In their old parts. Miss Pauline Hall ,
Mlas Jennie Weathersby and William Brodor-
ick are the three.
South \vi-Ht Improvement Club.
The usual semi-monthly meeting of thf
Southwest Improvement clul ) was lield
Wednesday evening and the attendance , was
light. Candidate W. S. iPoppIeton was pr -
ent for a short time und met the members
of tlif club , also making a short auuiea.uu
the municipal issues of the day. Messrs.
Wagner , Lobeck and Hurtlngton addressed
the meeting on public ownership of vxvitcr
works and other utilities. Adjournment
was rande to the next rcjnilar meeting two
weeks hence.
.MortnlKr StittlMlos.
The following births and deaths were re
ported at the office of the Board of Healtn
din-Ins the twenty-four hours ended at
noon Wednesday :
Births Georce G. Krause. 1023 South
Nineteenth , twin bovr : Vrfum C. Adams.
719 South Flfteenu , , nJohn ; Wolf , 6112
Franc-Is , boy. /
Deaths Ix > ult < a Orash , Twenty-fourth und
C.istellar , fiG year- * ; James Adams , 201 North
Eleventh , GO yearn.
_
I-'Ifth Wnnl Tnziinyerii' Club.
The Fifth Ward Taxpayers' club did not
Jiavo a. verv large attendance at Its niet-t-
Ing Wednesday night , owing to the preva
lence of political meetings. Gconje W. Hoi-
brook was present anil reported that the
Bluff Tract park ordinance bad been passed
by the rourx-ll and signed by Mayor Moorrs
After some Informal discussion of the mat
ter of locating the proposed auditorium on
the. llluff tr.u-t the club adjourned to meet
iiext Wednesday.
PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS ,
A. N. Schuster of St. Joseph' at the
Mrtiaid.
A. N" . Korsytbe of De Here , WIs. , Is in
Omahn.
W. I , . Broalus of Gallatln , Mo , , Is In
the city.
H. H' . Krans of Union. Neb , , Is at the
Merchants.
Herbert K. Ward of Newark , N. J. , Is
in the city.
Herbert Kelcey and tbo Shannons are at
the lltr Grand. <
J. U. OhrlHtensen , diusrglut of Crnlff , Is
at tha Merchants. f
Frank 11. Spencer of Philadelphia is a
of tbe Mlllard. ,
Judge A. T. Gatow-ood of Cozad is a
cut-st of th Merchants.
C. M. BettH , a inciohar.t of St. Paul. Is
a gueft of tbo Murclwnts.
J. M. Woodworth at Dubuoue IH
roclstered at the Murray.
f. O. Joy of Alliance , a prominent stock
dealer , Is at tlio Mrruhams.
/ ' ' ! 'aiI,1iwl1,0 h"a."l 5mr | Interests in
. Ul.uk Hlllf ! Ic the
tbo , at Her Grand.
N. Wolff und S. Wolff of New York.
dealer * in jcw li > , are at 'na Mlllard.
B. 1 1. Harwood , who travels out of
Chicago selling candy. Is at the .Munay.
Orlando Tefft and P. O. Hcdlund of Lin
coln rcBlsteird nt tbe Merchants \Vednos-
day.
day.F.
F. E. Bronson of Port.ige , 'Witj. . j.f-nt the
day In Iho < - lt.Ho Is on hu way to
Denver.
J. C. Elliott , chief of the West 1'olnt lire
department , was a guest at the MerohaiUs
Wednesday.
William .MtHvi-r. Union Pacific traveling
auditor , with headquarters at Columbus is
at thi Murray.
C. L. Stlllmun , Columbus , vice president
of thq Nebrahkn State Hoard of Pharmacy.
Is nt the Merchant * .
II. S. Boal , a son-in-law of W. V. Cody
Is at the Mlllard. He has large live MOCK
Interests In Wyoming.
ttcv Kngclbert Roll of Shelby , J-'eb. . and
Rev. A. J. I.utz of C'aau-r. Catholic priests ,
are registered at the Mlllard.
W. L . Park of North Platte. axslHtant su
perintendent of tbo Union Pacific , rocls-
tered at the Mlllard Wednesday
'
D. Gutlirlo' of Supi-rlor , J. Burgess of
Central City nnd F N Hall of HasllriKS
registered at the Murray Wclnt-bduy
Tinted States Cummlfiblonvr Sloan and
wife of render ure Men-hunts hotel suetsta.
Mr anil Mrs. F B. Baxter of Pc-tersbuiir ,
Ntb. , were at the Jler Grand Wednesday.
LOOK FOR AUDITORIUM SITE
Committee Asks Park Board for Long Lease
on Jefferson Square.
PROPOSAL , HOWEVER , FINDS SMALL FAVOR
I.m-nllon S n 111 to Ho HrMrli-lnl by I.IMV
to I'nrlc I'lirtioKt-N Konntro
Trm-l In'l.ooKcil tlion | UN
n Po
The Board of I'ark Commissioners met
yesterday afternoon to listen to a proposal
from the subcommittee on site of the
auditorium committee. The subcommittee
made n request that n certain portion
cither of Jefferson Square or the Kountze
tract bo dedicated to auditorium purposes
Chairman Tukey of the subcommittee tald
"It would bo entirely practicable and within
the law for the park board to grant on
corner of Jefferson square to the auditorium
project on n ten or fifteen-year lease. Wo
are confident that the public would stand
behind the board In such 1111 action , as the
building would not occupy sufficient space
to Injure the square as a park. If the com-
mlssloncin do not feel justified in allowing
us n , portion of Jefferson square , we will ask
for space in Kountzo park providing , of
course , the residents of that section ate In
favor of the project. "
Commissioner B , J. Cornish mltl that It
will be impossible to grant any portion of
Jefferson square for such purposes. "The supreme
premo court ruled that lh < > tquare could
only be used for a park vlien the market
house project wan being afrilatrd. " he said ,
"and it is nut of the question to take nn >
such action. I have not considered the
Kountzo park piopoiltlon and I don't know
how the commissioners Icol ; nt It. Pers.onall >
I have no objection , providing thp plan Is
approved by the people of North Omaha. "
Commissioner J. H. Evans also expressed
email s > mpathy for the committee's pto-
posal. "It Is doubtful whether they could
use Jefferson square , " he said , "and I think
tbo Kountzo tract would bo too far out. I
have always been In favor of the auditorium
occupying ground down town which was
purchased for the purpose. "
The other members present held forth no
encouragement to the auditorium committee
arid It Is probable that tbe project to secure
a location on any park slto will be aban
doned.
DeWltt's Witch Haze ! Salve Is unequalled
for piles , Injuries and skin diseases. It Is
the original Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of
all counterfeits.
LOCAL BREVITIES.
For stealing a mackintosh of A. Jacob ,
416 South Tenth street. Ed Spark * , colored ,
was sentenced to twenty dujs In the county
Jail.
Jail.Dr.
Dr. Abbott , formerly superintendent of
the Lincoln Insane asylum , but now of
Omaha , received a paralytic stroke Tues
day evening , and fears nre expressed that
he will not recover.
William Jones , the negro charged with
holding up Mrs. Muchneck in her grocery
at 121 North Twelfth street , ten days ago ,
was bound over to tbe district court In po
lice , court WednfMlay afternoon under J1.200
bonds.
"The disturbance that occurred In my
saloon was on Saturday night , and not
Sunday , " says Alfred Keller , whose place
Is nt Sixteenth und Manderson streets ,
"nnd furthermore , there was no negro in
tbe saloon at the time. "
A. Ilusson , who was arrested Friday night
on suspicion of complicity In a forgery , was
honorably discharged on preliminary exam
ination in police court Wednesday after
noon. Husson lias been In Omaha about
four months and his reputation is Kald to
be good.
The thirtyxth ! anniversary of | Pythian-
Ism will be celebrated by mo members of
various Ohmna lodges at .Myrtle hall next
Monday night. Olllcen * of tlie grand lodge
and the Ratlvbone Sisters , an nux'iliary or
ganization , will participate in the exercise.- ' .
A literary program and dance wijl bo fea
tures of the ocraalon. There will also be it
banQUot.
Walter Stream appeared at the fcnlrnl
pollco station with a bed nullt wnuiuod
about him yesterday to make complaint
against a slight , blonds , smooth-faced man
who , he said , had stolen his overcoat from
his room in the Windsor hotel. Stream was
much affected by the cold , but hl Ill-humor
was so obvious that no one at the station
attemuted to rross him.
James Redman bus instituted prosecution
ag.tlnnt Charles Nelmon , ehurglng him wltli
sending obscene letters through the malls.
This is the outgrowth of a feud that arose
between the two because Nelnmn insHted
on paying court to Redman's hlster-ln-law.
A -few weeks asro Redmim > and Nelman en-
cuKcd In a light and It Is said that bad
bio , ; ! has since existed. Xelman denies the
letter-writing charge.
A woman who bad just arrived from the
east took a hack at the Union depot Tues
day night and told the Jehu to drive to L'112
Oai-4 Htreet. Just then h i found u , pocketbook -
book on the seat of the vehicle. It was a
woman's puise. containing $1.83 In money
and several calling- cards 1-earlng the name
of " .Miss Ionian Morton , 113 North Ninth
street. " The- property was turned over to
the police.
Miss Anna Caullleld will deliver a Kv-
ture this evening.In the Fltst Congrega
tional church before the art department of
fie Woman's club , her subject being "Paris
and the Exposition. " She has been ap
pointed a member of the line arts dcunrt-
ment of the exposition by Commissioner
General Peck and. having long resided In
the Fioncli caudal , she no doubt will de
liver n most Intuicbtlng lecture.
'BurcliirB ' broke Into the market of the
Omaha. Meat company , till South Thirteenth
street , Tuesday night. They went to a
great deal of pains to cut the glass out of
a rear window , after plllnv up boxes to
stand on. Theie was evidence that , once
inside , they took off their shoes and moved
about in their stocking feet , us then * weio
four small pools of water on the lloor whcte
the enow had melted from thiMr footwear.
From the cash register they secured twen
ty-five pennies nnd three 2-cent stumps. The
total value of their "haul" was ol cents.
At the request of a number of citizens
Mayor Moores on Wednesday mispendod the
pontenco of Frank Smith , who hud surVuil
thirty days In the county Jail on a ninety-
day sentence for vagrancy. Smith Is a
young man who halls from Chicago. Since
coming to Omaha he IUIH been subject to
epileptic fits nnd lias suffered In this way
frequently slnco being confined | n JU ; |
Mayor Moores felt that under the circum
stances It would 1)0 Inhuman to kect > him
longer In confinement and accordingly ex
tended to him the executive clemency. Tim
mayor Is endeavoring to find n way to pend
the young man back to hl home In Chicago
cage ,
Earned , Not Bought
Such is the Reputation of "The
"Little Conqueror" in Omaha ,
Jlo - hard It oftca Is to para and main
tain a good reputation , and how easy It In
to lese one. As with a man's reputation , so
It is with other things In life. Some things
achieve a reputation which tays with thorn.
They are founded on Intrinsic value. They
face the public backed up by honesty and
work their way quietly but thoroughly.
Omaha people want no better proof of the
merit than IB contained In the following ex
perience of it citizen :
Mr. Thomas J-\ Norton of 27H N. 23th
street , contractor , says : "For three years
my wlfo was not only subject to kldnoy
complaint , but filio had otbrr complications.
She doctored for her trouble , but the pain
In her back and other symptoms of either
\\eakoned or ovcr-excitud kidneys clung to
her. One box of Doan'a Kidney Pilla pro
cured at Kunn & CO.'B drug store , corner
of 151H and Douglcs streets , did her so
much good that I purchased two more. The
treatment has done her a world of good. "
Doan'a Kidney 1M1U arc sold for CO cents
per box by all dealers or mailed on receipt
of prlcu by Koster-Mllbura Co. Buffalo , II.
V , Eolo agentn for thf I'nltecl Statex.
Krmf-ntbor thu name , Uoan's , and take
BO substitute.
for infants and Children.
The JCiml You lluvo Always ISotiglit lias liorno the signa
ture of Cliiis. II. Floteher , and lias been inatlo under his
personal supervision 1'or over ! H > years. Allow no 0110
to dceeivo you in this. Counterfeits , Imitations and
"Just-Jis-jyood" are but Hxperhnents , and endanger the
health of Children Experience against Experiment.
Kind Ion Have Always Bought
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 3O Years.
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THE DEFENSE Of CHAMPIGNY A FARMING GROUP
Which wns awarded the prize medal In the harvest Held see for the flrsrt
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THE BALLOON By Julieu Dupre.
The subject treats of a group of peasants In the harvest-Held. The peas
ants have spout the morning raklug and stacking hay , the suu is at HB zenith ,
not a breath of air la stirring , you can almost hear the bees as they buzz from
flower to tlower , and away off in the distance Is seen a balloon floating ma
jestically lu the clear , blue sky. Evidently the villagers are holding their
country fair , aud a balloon ascension is one or the features. The group con-
slstlug of the peasant and his family are in the picturesque costume of the
country. They have all stopped work and stand with their rakes In their
hands gn/.lug intently at the distant balloon. Wonder , awe and admiration
arc blended lu their expressive faces , and revealed lu their attitudes. The
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History of "The Defense of Champigny. "
The Franco-German war of 1870 , wl tb all Its horrors and terrible loss of life ,
still burns In the memory of most living. For many years previous a bad feeling
existed between France and Prussia an d both great powers had boon getting their
armies In readiness and were armed to the teeth. Distrustful and full of hate to each ,
other , they soon found themselves in a position from which neither could retreat with
honor aud an appeal to the sword was the only alternative. The Saanlsh crown of
fered tbo Prlnco of Hohcnzollern , in Jun e , 1870 , anil being accepted by him , caused
the Interference of Prussia , which the French government resented , feeling that
Prussia had no right to Interfere In Spanish affairs , aud step by step the quarrel
grew , and although Great Britain and other European powers tried to avert an open
rupture and to preserve the peace of Eu rope , > the war spirit was madly popular In
both Prussia nnd France. At last , on tbe 15th of July , 1870 , the crisis earns. The
Duke of Qrammont told Lord Lyons , th c British ambassador , that "Tho Prussian
government had deliberately insulted France by declaring to the public that the king
had affronted the French ambassador. It was evidently the Intention of the king of
Prussia to take credit with the people of Germany for having acted with haughti
ness nnd discourtesy In fact to humllltatc France. " Kmperor Napoleon , as early as
the 8th of July had moved forward his troops , nnd on the 15th of July war waa de
clared by tbe French government to exist between France and Prussia. AH i'irls was
in an uproar of delight The declaration of war made Napoleon popular with hla
faubjccts nnd the Chambers , by an overwn elmlngote , granted a credit of 50,000,000
francs for the army and 10,000,000 for th e navy. The war was carried on with vast
expenditure of force on both sides , and w ar was brought to a close after seven
months of awful bloodshed and almost da lly battles , the details of which are t/b
harrowing to narrate. Tbo Germans los t li,247 officers anil 123,4G3 men. The total
losses of the Flench were incalculable. S trasburg and Metz , which Germany had lost
in a tlmo of weakness , were reconquered , and the Gorman Empire had' ' arisen anew ,
nnd France had thrown off bondage cad bad ! n.como a free nation u republic. So
good came out' of evil.
While reflecting upon these eventful times , M. Jean Batiste Edouard Detalllc , the
great and famous French painter , was Inspired with the Idea of painting his world
famous picture , "Tho Defense of Champigny. "
Before giving a few facts , a description of this magnificent painting , an outline
of the village that has been made so famous , may bo hero narrated. Champigny ,
with a population of over 2,000 might almost bo described as a beautiful suburb of
Paris. It lies five miles east , southeast of the gay city. Hero business men from the
busy capital and picnic parties wend tholr way for a quiet rest , fresh nlr , and to
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lovely homes or chateaue , surrounded with v.-ell-Iatd-out gardens nnd lawns , full of
fiweet-scontcd anil pretty tlowcrs and beautiful trees , cabling a heavenly und peaceful
aspect all around. But this beautly waa to bo marred by the ravages of war , to
be trampled down by the eoldlers and Implements of war , for , situated as It is , on
the Marne , It wad ( selected as a place for n sortie on behalf of the French army , aud
hero on November 30th until December 2nd , 1870 , was tbo bcono of protracted and
bloody encounters between the French troops under colonel Ducrot aud the Germans ,
and on December 3rd the French recroisod the Slarne , having slain fi.OOO Germans
and sustained a loss of from 10,000 to 12,000 men and leaving Champigny u waste.
M. Detalllo's painting of The Defense of Chnmplgny , 1870 , holds a most prominent
position in New York. U Is now hung In the .Motiopolitan Museum of Art , Central
Park , and is valued at-tovcr $00,000.
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