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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , JANUARY 1 , 1S91.-SIXTEEN PAGES. 11
INCREASING PUBLIC WORKS.
Over One Million Dollars Added la Perma
nent Improvements Last Year ,
TWENTY-TWO MORE MILES OF GRADING ,
The Tolnl In 1'uvlng , Curbing , Sewer
anil Other I'ulillu "Works The
City's Finances and Guv-
eminent.
During the past year very material addi
tions wcro matio to the city's Improvement of
streets nnd thoroughfares. Of course there
was no attempt to equal the immense amount
of work done n few years ago when the mat- ,
tJrof paving , grailing und Improving the
principal streets was commenced , but enough
I was done , which If continued each year , wll
cosily maintain for Omaha the position of
being the best pav cd and best graded city on
the continent.
The paving was begun late In the season
owing to a delay In having the work properly
ndv ertlsed , but the continued fine weather In
November and December enabled the con
tractors to make such progress , that but very
little It any u-ork will bo carried over for
completion next yc'ir.
The board of public worits early In the sea-
Bon decided to discard wooden block pave
ment ns far ns posslnle and no contracts were
lot for that kind of work , the small amount
appearing In the reportT-elng a part of a eon-
tract carried over from last year.
During the year 217,753 square yards of
pavement were laid on 0.3 miles of street nt n
cost of fT 00,4SO. The mateilal used was
brick U.2 miles , stone 1.0 miles , asphaltum
4.7 nnd wood . -I mile.
Prior to IS'JO ' thcro had been laid In the
city 11.01 miles of asphalt paving , 15.159 miles
of stone , 2l.r 0 miles of wood and .7 of a tnllo
of brick pavement at n total cost of $ Mir > 2U.V.t.
This with the work of 1SOO makes a total In
the city of 01.19 miles of pavement laid ut
a cost of f-VBS.r/JO.
There wcro constructed during the year
131-ir , > : i lineal feet , or 10.3 miles of curbing at
ncost ofSr : . ' , . ' ! . ' . , " . The mntcrlal used was
Berea and Colorado snmlstono. In ISbfl , 1'J
miles of ourbhiff was laid at a cost of $7(1- (
G17.70 , a saving in price $ -1,1(5 ( ! } on the same
amount of work In favor of 1 b'JO.
There were constructed during tbo year
03,571 lineal feet , or 12 miles , of sewers , costIng -
Ing $112,130. This makes u total of 8.r miles
of sewers In the clt-y constructed at u coat of
61,334,12 . (5S. (
An Immense amount of grading wns done
during tlio year , tbo total work adding
22 > miles to the 103 miles of streets nlready
graded. This gives , Omnhn 125'xJ miles of
Kradod streets and alloys. The work of grad-
' lug during the pwt year required the removal -
moval of IiU5,5UO ) cubic yards of earth at n
cost of $203,253. Much grading yet remains
to bo done , ns Omaha has HOI miles of streets
nnd M1 miles of alloys.
During the year 120,000 lineal feet about
twenty-two miles of sidewalks were laid
nt a total cost of about f 10,000. This gives
the city u total of more than -100 miles of side
walks. Permanent stone sidewalks wcro
constructed by private property owners ut o
cost of f , ( m.
The street repairs inadodurlngthoyenr.un-
dor the supervision of the board of public
works amounted to $13,8S > 9. Tbo sewer re
pairs , including now cntcn-baslns nnd man
holes , amounted to $2'i,78 * > , and viaduct re
pairs , S3.-II9. Tlio salaries and olllco ex peases
of the board of public works amounted to
* r .ics.-ir. .
The following Is a recapitulation of the
city's ' expenditures In improvements in the
city during the past year : ,
I'nvliiK I MV..4SO
OrnitliiK J.WJ.VI
Powers 1I2,40 : !
Bhlownlks M.OUO
CnrblriK TIJK&
Btrcct roiuilro lll.hSll
Bcwcr ropnlrH 2i8.r ; >
Vlmluct ri'i'iilrfl ' S.IM
CltrJnll rt'pilrs H.SS5
County ' oxiimillturo | on city utrceta iti.rfl
U'onUi Htrcot vlmliict 1HI.OIX )
KJtpcmloil on city ball WJ.OUO
Total public Improvements . . . . . . .t 1,377,317
THE CITY GOVfil.NMKNr.
The MnnnKcmont oftlio Finances anil
tlio Year's Itoports.
The assessed valuation of city pronorty ,
real and personal , for 18M-91 Is $20,000,170.50.
The actual value of real property , leaving
out till personal property , is conservatively
estimated at SiOO.OOO.OOO , and , while the tax
levy IsIIV mills the tax upon the market
value of the property would not exceed 0 > i or
7 mills on the dollar.
Mr. John Hush , city treasurer , furnishes
the following statement of the business of
his ofllco for the pnst year :
Tolnl valuation fSO.COO.lIG M
Tnxlovy 4IW mills
Total amount nf t r 830,007 49
Tux levy distributed in follows :
SI Ills.
Oencml fund K t 2SOXB ( M
CurblnK , Kuttorlnu and clc-anltitf
fund. . 1W 30,0(1027 (
Bower mnlntulnln * Hi lo.uixi 10
1'ollco 0 lOO.WW IK )
Klro S 100 , ( il > IK )
HlnklnK I WJ.WI 7'J
Water rout 4 W.IKM 7"
Library 1 2U.UKI 1H
Hrliuul 5 100,1100 IX )
1-urk IM KUM-J7 ( )
tS3U,007 49
Ilriinlnr tni collectlons--
Oencrnl fund 127IU73 71
HlnkliiK KI.IOI Hi
Wntcrront 70i IO io ; ,
Sower. ill 17
Judgment ! 2f'7l ' 4ft
HolHHIl 41hli HI
library 2U.S.VI ic
Klro M..VVJ m
run loo.iiiu 711
Curbing , Ki'ttcrlnKnmlck'iinlnK ; ! 5i : ; I ; |
Vlmluct Hi 'M
l nrV M.SS'J 63
Bower innlntaliiliiK O.BNI 22
Dog HCCUBO 2tKa 00
, . 1781,01 CO
Spcclnl Inr collection'
fildowiilk rimd 33.SI ! ) 85
District piivlnu fund , 2C.iOtl ( 2il
CurblnKnuilRutU'rliiK H'.IIII : : 811
Howrr W,5H 88
( irmllni ; , etc 1UJ , < 40
KlPTcntli itrei't Tliiduct 17777
HUtcotith fitrt-Kt vlniluct H40 rA
Tenth Btrot't viaduct 7,715 > . >
„
Bloplng uf Innks. . . . , 11X173
CMU30 C5
flencrnl collection
Krum inlsccllunooiK lourroi ( OO.n.10 0.1
I'rocoodaot loiiKtlino boiula ( old , , , 281',7MIIM
Totn ] amount of | iruinHuu rccolvud from
ale of bonds 2.1.9M SO
.Amount collected unit transferred to
board of iMlucntlon
I.lceniUH of nil kinds flOI.MJ OR
Mnt'Jln iwllcu court. . . . . . lll.tr.'l 40
Htnto niKirtlnnnivnt | | 2H.SH3 ( a
1-Yom iiilG > collancou0 uourcoi * , * , * . . 2,0ir. ' 40
Tax collectud 41b70 81
tlW,3i 23
Ilondorl Indebtedness of tlio city of Oiunlm , Janu
ary 1,18U1 , , fUWUirj.
THIS co.MrTiioi.i.r.it's DISIIUII'IJMKXTS. * *
Comptroller Goodrich furnishes the state
ment of disbursements from the city funds
for cloven months of IS'.O. ' The disburse
ments for December will not ho passed
upon by the council until January 0 , but will
amount to about $ vtXK)0. ! ) ( The report shows
tlio expenditure of fOT.&tt.'JT from the gen
eral fund mill $1,010,118.70 , from all funds for
tbo year.
TUB CITT'8 ' CliEIllT.
Omaha's debenture's command a higher
premium In the money markets than tlioso of
nny other western city. On this point nud
rofcrriiiK to thosaloor bonds during the pust
year. City Treasurer Kush says :
"Tlio city of Onmha sold her bonds this
year In a very satisfactory manner , notwith
standing the tact that the rntoof interest was
lowered. Heretofore our bonds bore 5 oor
cent1 , this year wo floated the entire Issue ut
4 } < per cent , and sold thorn at a premium of ! 1
per cent. This omplmslzesthofiict thnt thcro
Is no city lu the west whoso bonds , nro so anx
iously sotiKlit for as these of Omaha. Hut If
any further uroof wcro wantinp. It was hail
in the Into monetary crisis.Vo had $175XK ( )
short-timo bonds in the market , when the
anxiety ofVall stixnit had readied Us maxi-
inuin. And Just nt thnt time , when thcro was
no hope of selling even government securi
ties , except at a sacrifice , the banking house
of ninko Bros. & Co. , Doston , bought the entire -
tire issue nt n premium , and paid the money
nrouiptly to the Chemical National bank ,
Now York. Thus It will bo seen that the
credit of Omaha lu the cast is all that our
citizens am desire , and It will bo our own
fault If wo do not maintain this hiRh stand
ard , or rather ruiso it still higher lu the fu-
lure,11
CITIT OOVEKXMBST ,
Omaha Is the only city of the metropolitan
class In Nebraska. Ttio mayor , treasurer ,
comptroller and jx > lleo Judge are olectoU
every two years. TLero uro clgUtecu inoui-
bcrs of the city council , ntno of whom arc
elected at largo nt the time of the election of
the other city ofllcers , and nlno who arc
elected , ono from each ward. The mayor ap
points , subject to the approval of the council ,
( i chairman and two members of tlio board of
public works , a city engineer , street commls-
siou''r ' , superintendent of buildings , plumbIng -
Ing inspector , gas Inspector , boiler Inspector ,
two meat inspectors , city physician , city
veterinarian , llcenso Inspector , superintend- i
entof weights nnd measures , police court '
clerk nntl a number of other minor appoint
ments.
Tlio prcse..t city ofllcers arc !
Mayor H. 0. Cushlnc.
Treasurer John Rush ,
Comptroller C. S. Goodrich.
1'olIcoJtidRO Leo Hcl'ley ,
Councllmen at largo , terms expire .January
1,181KJ H. IA Maclsen , James Donnelly , P. I. , .
IJlumer , E. P. Morlnrty , Iltnrv Osthoff , F.
D. Cooler.V. . F. Buchel , John AlcLcarlo and
Theodore Olscn.
Ward rouncllmcu , term" expire January 1.
1SU1 T. J. Lowry , Peter Klsasser , ttlclmrd
Urn-dish , Thomas V. Tuttle , Timothy J. Conway -
way , Christian Specht , Clarence L , Chatfee ,
Charles K. lirtinorand KdvvlnP. Davis.
Hoard of Public Works-P. W. Illrk-
hauscr , chalrmun ; W , I. Klerstcad , J. B.
Fumy.
Knglncor , Oeorco W. Tlllson ; building Inspector
specter , OeorgeC. WhltlocU ; bollerlnspcctor ,
Joseph Stnndcven ; city clerk , John Groves ;
plumbing Inspector , George L. Dennis ; gas
inspector , James Gilbert ; license Inspector ,
Thomas Uilev ; street commissioner , James
Flanncry ; sidewalk Inspector , Thomas Her-
mlnghmn ; meat Inspectors , l-'rcd Hecksteln ,
A. Hallo ; city physician. Dr. Clark Gapon ;
city veterinarian. Dr. H. L. Knmucciottl ;
garbage master , Frank H. Morrissey.
OMAHA'S KISALi KSTATIC.
A. Steady Increase for tbo Year with
No I'lutlttotiH Values.
The speculative fcaturs did not cuter Into
the transactions In real estate In Omaha in
1890 , ttio stringency In the eastern money
market and the pending of the prohibition
question In the stnto being the deterring
causes. Notwithstanding this the market
bus been characterized by a steady rlso In
values nnd an Increase In the volume of busi
ness over IbSO. The Increase in value and
business has been based on actual develop
ments mid forms a splendid evidence of the
city's general growth. The following llg-
ures show the total of the real estate trans
fers for the year by months , compared with
last year :
iPsn. isoo.
January $ I.SI2.71W S1.5Sii.l :
Kubrtiary I.0i'.io ' ! ) : : 1.518,4(17 (
Mulch I.'JSII.IISS JK fil1
April l,0fil,4''l 1.571,123
May I.i"l,7ti7 ( LM-r > ,7il ( (
Juno 1.5IMKU ! ! l.fk'ei..Ul
July 1M7.5 ! M J.4I2.7-1I
August 1V.V.U71 I.r.M.lllO
September i.ira.O'w I..WMI.VJ
October ] , < f7,703 l,40..5il :
Noxonibcr 2,7C.,1S4 ! 1.H7.721
Uecuinber lyl,40 ) 1,40.1,000 .
Total 8i8iKU70 I18.2KI , KM !
Incroti-jO over 1 SD (4.il..r > .V >
The real estate exchange was organized
during the year and is doing very elllcient
work. C. Hurtmnn Is president , Frank II.
Wilson secretary , and the membership in
cludes over ono hundred of the best real es
tate dealers in the city.
FIH12 AMJ 1'OljICE.
Tlio AVnrlc mill Miinngemciit of Two
I in port nut Depart 1111:11 ts.
The management of the flro and pollco de
partments in Omnha is vested In a board of
llro and police commissioners composed of
two republicans and two democratswith the
mayor ns ex-oftlclo chairman. The board was
organized in lbS7 , with thu adoption of Oma
ha's metropolitan charter , and is nt present
constituted as follows : Mayor II. C. Cusb-
ing , chairman , anil members L , M. Bennett ,
George I. Gilbert , H , B. Smith and C. Ilart-
niun.
niun.The board has entlro control ot the flro and
police departments and also exclusive control
of the matter of granting permits for tlio sale
of liquor. The board holds regular weekly
meetings. Frank S. Brownleo Is cleric of the
board.
I'OLICi : nill'AKTMEXT.
The pollco force comprises 100 men nnil is
ofticered as follows : W. S. Seavoy , chief ;
Thomas Cormack and Patrick Mostyn , cap
tains ; ALT. Slgwart , first sergeant ; Michael
VVhalcn , second sergeant ; Tbomns Ormsby ,
third sergeant ; H. P. Ilazo. chief detectives ,
with four assistants ; Patrick lUnchoy , sani
tary ofllccr ; Albert Knlsercourtofllcer ; there
nro four mounted ofllccrs. two Jailers , two
patrol conductors , two drivers and eighty
patrolmen. The average monthly payroll of
the department Is $0,000.
A system of patrol boxes having direct
communication by telephone with the pollco
headquarters , has been in use for several
years und has been found a very valuable aid
In the department service ,
FIUK UKI'AIITMCNT ,
The lire department of Omnha Is known to
bo one of the most cnlciont in the country ,
Following nro the olllccrs of the department :
John J Uulllgan , chief ; Charles A. Salter ,
first assistant chief ; John J. Barnes , second
assistant chief ; George A , Coulter , superin
tendent llro and pollco alarm system ,
This year will see the building of six now
suburban llro and hose houses nt an expense
of iir > ,000 , making the valuation of city llro
house property $147,500.
During the past year there were 803 flro
alarms. The loss on buildings was $112,211 , ;
insurance on buildings , $107,501 ; Toss on
stock , $109,217 ; Insurance on stock , § 94,582. ,
The llro alarm department is now equipped
i as follows : Fifty miles of wire , seventy
alarm boxes , ono four-circuit repeater , 230
cells of battery , it engine house gongs and 0
small gongs and I bell striker.
There nro 1,313 lire hydrants In the city ,
which arokoptin condition by the American
waterworks company.
The department has 3 engines , 0 hose carts ,
2 hook nnd ladder trucks , 5 wagons , " bug
gies , 2. > horses , IUXX ) foot of hose and 2 chem
ical engines and Is ono of tbo finest equipped
departments in the United States.
County Government.
Douglas county , including Omaha , South
Omaha und n number of small Incorporated
villages , has a population of 100,000. The
following arc the county ofllccrs :
Sheriff-John F. Uoyd.
Treasurer Adam Snyder.
County Attorney T. .T. Mnhonoy.
Register of Deeds T. P.
County Clcrk-P. O'Mallcy.
County Judge George W. Shields ,
County Surveyor . ! . E. House.
Coroner Dr. C. P , Hnrrigun.
Superintendent of Instruction W. T. Jlat-
I thows.
' Board of Commissioners n. O'Kcoffe , U.
S. Uorlln , Peter Corrigan , Charles L , . Van
Camp , George Tim mo.
The expenditures for the past year were as
ollows :
rn nttlmujo nnd court cjpomes . f 100,000
Jiill . V5KK )
County iiinl cltypoor . (3.0JU
County olllccrs . 10.UU
I'rlntlMkbooks , etc . 7UM
Coroner . 2.UU
lit ni eimiK'llt
Court iittornu- ) - . 7.6UO .
Kloftlon . : , . ' < tX )
A tirlcuUiinil society . . . 2UHJ
Ailvcrtlnlmt . ' 3.UH1
Total of Konorul fund . . . . 22.VUIU
lloail ( uiul . lUU.tUJ
llrliluu run. ) . iXMU )
lliiiino funil . 3.S.IKU
1'oor furin IiinJ . : tlM )
fund . , . iU.lluO
' relief comuiUtlou . , . 7.UU )
Total of all fuml * fllJ.COO
The total bonded indebtedness of the
county Is fMOooo ,
Tlio ofllces of county cleric , conntv Judge
nnd register of deeds nro paid by fees , und
will turn balances into the county treasury
above all salaries and ofllco expenses about
as follows !
County Jlldk'O. . . . . , 13,000
llt > Kl tor of ill-oil ! , I'.UOO '
Cuuutf cluck 2.UUO
Total 7 13,000
In addition to the completion of the u w
county hosultal , ut a total cost of over
? 00,000 , the county has expended In street
improvements within the city limits during
the year , iX ! , .
The Grain Trade.
The Omaha Union Elevator company nnd
the Fowler Elevator company have splendid
facilities for the handling of grain , Uavo
{ 500,000 Invested , and did a business In 1690
prcntlv In excess of tlmtof the previous year.
The union Elevator company , which runs
scores of elevators in the state , bandied dur
ing the year ft.OOO.tXW . bushels of corn and
1,000,000 , bushels of oats ,
Tuo Fowler grain company has handled
3,000,000 bushels ol corn uod 200,000 bushels
Of OdU.
THE YEAR'S ' BUILDING RECORD
Number and Yaluo of Building Improve
ments in tbo Two Omohas.
I
MORE ' THAN SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS ,
The nnlUlliig , Municipal nnd Corpor
ate Improvements AiiKrounte Ten |
and n Qunrter Millions The
Showing In Detail.
During 1800 thcro were erected In Omnha
nnd South Omaha , 2,020 buildings , costing In
thonggrcgatoD,008,10l. , Of these structures
150 wcro business blocks , mills , warehouses
nnd factories , ranging lu prlco from $2,500 to
$3 , " > 0,000 ; CM wcro rcsldcnccs.tcncracut blocks ,
etc. , ranging In vnluo from $ -2,000 to S'JO.OOO ,
nnd 1,232 wcro cottages and residences , cost
ing loss than $ J,000 each , nud miscellaneous
buildings of all kinds.
The figures of tlio building Improvements
have been tested by various tnolhods and
wl'.l bo found reliable. The records of the
building inspector have been found Incom
plete , in so far ns the cost of the Improve
ments Is concerned. The builders nro only
required to give nn estimated cost of
the structure , and as the amount
of the building Inspector's fee is
regulated by the cost of the structure , the es
timate is almost Invariably very much below
the actual cost of the completed structures.
The plumbing , a very material item of cost In
largo buildings , is not considered in the
building inspector's estimate. In many cases ,
.vliere . n careful test h.xs been mado. the
actual cost , ranges from 25 to 75 per cent
greater than the estimated cost as shown by
.ho building Inspector's record. The figures
given In this showing were obtained from the
wners and architects of the important build-
ngs and from various reliable sources and
have been fully verified.
mocks , Knotorios , Ktc. I
Following is a list of the moro Important of I
, ho business blocks , stores , factories , etc. ,
reeled during the year :
Union passenger depot , stone and
brick passenger depot $ 53),000
Ity of Omaha , 5-story stnno and brick
cl'ty liall , mil and l < 1irniin : 307,000
American Nnlloniil hank.ri-story stone
nml lirlck bai.k . , l.'itb nnd Dodge 173,000
Cnrterldto lead company , stone and
brick factory. Hnst Oinalia 175,000
Vri'ilorlek Dellimo , 5-storv obsldcan
brick bold. Htb and C.ipltol avo. . . . 100,000
Union I'iiclllo railway company , brlclc
nnd stone freight depot , Dili and
Jones 150,003
James F. Hoyd,5-storv brick nnd stone
opcrn hniiM1. 17th and Hartley 12. " > ,000
Franciscan SMors' stone nnd brick
hospital , intliand Cnslollar 125,000
J. T. lIIlon. 7-story brick warehouse ,
1108 Nicholas 85,000
Oinaliti & Grant smelting works , Im
provements ami additions 75,000
Clark Woodman , grain elevator , I/.ard
ncarlDlli ( v,000
P. D. Mercer , hotel. 12th and Howard. . G3WJO
ri. M. Hitchcock , ! > brick stores , 20th
nnd l-'iirnnm C5,0 0
llnydun Hros. , fi-story brick stoic ,
1X)7-0-11 ( ) ! Dodge. . " . 65,003
W. I- ' . Swrezy.story ( ! brick store buildIngs -
Ings , llilli and Ji : li.sou 03,000
W. It. Unman , brick block , .M and
California 50,000
J. U Hymn , 4-story brick block , linug-
Im. near 151 h 50,000
C. II , llrown , brlek bunk and stores ,
81th nnil cumlnsc 60,000
Shirks Uro.s' saddlery company , brlek
factory , Kast Omaha , 40,000
A. t' . and K. ( * . Cloiiri' , brlek block.
17th nmU'hlcugo 40,009
Thomns llreiinan , brick block stores
nnd lints , llith and California 40,000
John Orecn. 5-slory brluk warehouse ,
tlth nnd .Irckson 35,000
W , 51. lliisliinan , -story brlek ware
house. 11113 Lcaveiiwoitb 35.000
Ernest Slulit , Mono and brick hotel ,
llth nnd Mason 35,000
Hurlior asphalt eonipnny , brick fac
tory and warehouse , Kast Omaha. . . . 33,000
Valentino Nock , brick hotel , loth und
Cass SO.OOO .
Omaha box factory , brick factory ,
Knst Oinalia 23,000
Thomas Sivobc , store and Hat , Illondo
and 24th 23,000
Pratt & Towle , brick wniehouso. 13th
nnd Hnrr.ay 23,000
15. Tlzznrd , brick stores. 21d and Dav
enport S5.0JO
E' . 1) . Mojidlmber , brick carrlaso fac
tory , 157H Chicago 20,000
T ) . V. Sholo-s. brick store. ifith nnd
Hickory 15,000
Onmlia I'eurl hominy compuny. brick
factory , East Omaha 15,000
Harker llros. , 4-story brlek warehouse ,
IKiO-ll .Jones 15,000
Patrlok Miiniilng , brick store , 414-10
South Kith streut 15,000
Porter llros. , brick fruit warehouse ,
8th and Jones 15,000
Oliilllln A Andrews , brlek warehouse
nnd olllce. 1.1)1 ) li and He-It Mini 15,000
A. J. Latoy , brick stores , Ulth and
Hurt 15,000
\V. Lorcuzcn , bricks tares. IGth nnd
Jones 15,000
United Presbyterian church , 23th and
Knimot 15,000
Heclio & Ittinynn furniture company.
brick warehouse , lllth and Oraci ) . . 14,003
I'avkC'oinmisslon. brlek pavllllon.llnn-
scom park 13,003
Hoard of education , now buildings , re
pairs , oto 12,307
S. S. Curtis , brick waroliotiso , 311
South Hh street 12.0DO
Walter Mills , brick store , LMth and
Sonnrd , 11,000
Northwestern Shot and Lead Co.brick
faclorv and olMue , 17th and Mason. . 10,000
Ida W. Iliown , brick stores , -lltli and
Vlnton 10,000
Adamant wall plaster compuny , brlclc
factory , Kast Omaha 10,000
Ed Alnscow , brlek stores , 10th and
Williams 10,000 ,
Tlioo. Llndholm , brlclc store , 17th and
Leavonwortli 10,003
Andrew ItoBowator , brick stores , ICth
and Vlnton 10,000
Oils Hninol , brick stores , 10th and
Hickory 10,000
Northwestern Shot nnd Load Co. ,
brick store and olllce , 17th and
Mason lO.Onn
Wlncoto fcUllny , brick planlni ! mill. . . 10,000
Otto Wagner , brlok bakery 13th nnd
l-afco 8,003
Martin steam feed cooker company ,
factory , ICast Omnha 8,000
J. It. Shaw , brlok stores , Lowe aye. and
Hamilton 7,000
Win. KruB , brick store , 12th and Old-
capo 7 C03
Win. ICrug , brick store , llth and Wil <
liams 7,003
McOlurtr CrnoVor Co. , enlarging bak-
ery.Oth . and I.eavenvrorth 7,500
Jens Jmi cn , brick restaurant , 27th
and Davenport 7000
J. W. and E. E. Arnold.urlek storc.lfith
and 1'uiil
6,000 ,
John Grant , boiler house for asphalt
plant. ( Hli and Davenport BooO
Crystul Icn and coal coinn.'iny , frame
warehouse. 8th nnd Nicholas 0,000
Kennedy It Novell , frame leo house ,
Cfith and Webster
RCoO
Hurker lirns. , additional story to brick
block. 013 Jones street BOco
Kriiiik Swobodn , frame store , ICth und
Williams ilOOO
Ellen MoDermitt , brick storo. lOtb und
1'iicttlQ 3.000
Woodinitn.'c ICIIcblobrickelllcobuild
ing. 17th and Nicholas
. ' , , . . . .1 iiros. , frame box factory , 3,000
2flth and North 2,000
Sehofluld. Sohurmor k 1 eagle , cooper
shoi ) , Rtb undUr.ica ' 2,000
Dr. J. 1C. Bummers , brick store , 413
South tilth st 5,000
E. i ; , Kobortson , brick titoro , ttli and
j-ciivotiwortli 3,000
J. \Vuroth , Orlok store , 1721 South
20th 2,000
Star Union Lumber Co. , olllco , Niche-
lasaiul lltli 2,500
A. Martin , brick store , rear 1517 JJoug-
? ' " ' ' ' " 1 < W °
I * SUec'i"briek'brdcki'rear'isis"vin- (
ton 1,000
Joseph Schmidt , two frame stores , 10th
' and Center 4,000
'L. W. II111 , additional etory to block ,
15tb and Donglat 6,000 ,
James Nuvlllo , brick store room , ICth
und DoilKO 3,000
11. K. Warner , brlek billiard hail , 10th
nijil Cleopatra avenue 4,5ra
John linker , frame store. Collins place 2MO
U Nellfion , frame store , 21th and
Bnanldlm ; 2,500
J. II. MoMcanoy , brick olllco , Uth and
llnrnuy 4,000
American water works comtiuny ,
pumping station , Lowe uvenuu und
hninllton 5,000
Swedish Lutheran church pun > onago ,
10th and Oass ' . . „ 3,000
Olivet Itnptlbt church , frame church ,
Hlrcli undlirand avcnuu.s 3COO
St. Mnry's Avcntio CoiiKrogatlanal
church t-hapol , DwlL'ht and Klco 1,030
Oastulliir Streut I'resbyturlan church ,
Iriunu church , Nicholas and lloule-
vuul , . . . , 3,000
lloliuiulun church parsonage , 12th and
1'lerco 2,0(0 (
II. T , McClure , frame store , Lb rtrt and
IJ Jlllltiiryavo 2,500 ,
I. 8. Unseal ) , brick store , mil and Vln-
ton , . . , 5,000
Itcsldcncos , TcneiiH-'ntq ' , Klc.
The following Is a list of tHc1 principal rcs-
dcncos , tenements , etc. , costing over I..OOO
nch , that wcro erected In the city during the ' I
ear : |
i 1. T , Clarke , ,1-story brick tciicinctit ,
ii 81th nml Cass. . . . . . $ C5.000
i .nst Umaha Land Co. , cottagi's In
Ea t. Omaha . t.v . 45,003
Goo. N Hicks. S-itory brick tenement ,
I'aclllonpnrllOth . . . . 45.000
J . H. Van Olosicr. 3-story brick tene
ment. 30th nnd Pacific. . . . 40,000
Thco Olson. 2-story biJck tenement ,
1J 2 ! > th and Iznrd. . . . 33,000
1I . II Curtis , live 2-story double brlekg ,
tiparSUh and Lake . 35,000
n. T. Clark , S-9tory frnnu' . Sfith and
Capitol nvo . . . 30.000
lead InvattniPiit Co. , 2-story brick
tenement , llth and I'nclllo . 10,000
oscpli iJarnonii , Jr. , 2-story brick , yoth
nndCblctiBO . 25.0CO
T. \ , . Vnn Horn , 4 story brlek npart-
inpnt. ! ! M and Leavonwortli . 55.000
A.M. llolcomb , 2-story brick , 2nd and
SoUlen . 25,000
O. K Slruttnn , 2-story brick tenement ,
! Mh mid I'opplcton . 23,000
O. It. Cain , seven S-ntory frames , Lo-
ctiit near 21lh , * 1,000 ouch . 21,000
1. 1 . Weeks , 52-storv frnnips , lluiull-
ton ncarlOth , o-icliM.oriO . 20,000
. It , Hninllton. II story brick tcna-
incnt. IClh and Hnrilotto . 18,000
Gi'nrua Color-ton , " story brick , Hans-
rom place . 18,000
Clmili's A , Coo , 2-story brlflk. 2d und
I'lpasnnt . 18,000
t. Tl/y.anl. t wo-storv brick tenoinont ,
-id nnd Davenport . 13,500
CI. M. HouniiHK four 2 story frames ,
2ith ; and Half Howard , each UI.OOO. . . . 10,000
Morris Levy , 2-story brlek , Dodge near
Dr. W ii.IlanciiotY , 8-story br'lck'.ibth
nnd Plpreo . 15.000
William Drown , five S-storv t.rick ten
ements , ICyniT nnd I'tli , fcl.OOi ) encli , , 15,000
Krastits Vouiig , 2-story frame , U3nd
mid Dodge . . . 15,009
John II. I.ovy , 2-story brick , Hist and
Jl.-i-on . . . 15,000
M. llulst. n-story brick tenement. Ulst
nnd Clilcaco . 15.000
" 3. II. MelClbbonstory frame , Jcroino
park . 15,000
I. G. Hurt , 2-htory frame , SprhiR and
Dndito . 15,000
D. V. ynolcs. ( i 1'i-story ' frames , Kar-
mini ncaMJtli.ifc..riOOivicli 15,000
. - . . . h. Hrupo. 2-story franic , Bth and
Wortbliiirton . . . . 13,000
W. I ) . Menil. S storv brlek tenement ,
IWIli and 1'aclllo 15,000
J. It. lltichiiniin. 2 story btlok , Far-
nnin nnd Grove 15,000
trod Munirpiloht , four 2 storv double
bricks , 17th and Kvner , $ TKi ( ) ) each. . . I'.OO )
' 1. L. Kainaeelottl , 2 story brick 10th
and Jackson 12,000
Thomas llrunnan , 2-story brick tene
ment. Slitli near St. Mary's 13,000
J. It , Hninllton , 2-story brick , 37th and
Farnnm 12,000
II. Flack , three 2-story frames ,
Howard near3r > th. JIUOpaeh 12.UOO
D , It. Bhaiinon. 2-story brick , Lowe
avcniii' , nearl'hloago 12,000
O.K. Cain , 5 Ill-story frames , Locust
near .fltu 12,000
W. H.Harmon , 2-story brick tenement ,
10th and Leaven worth 10,000
1C. 1. Mattler , 2-story frame , 37th and
Farnam 10,000
Clnrlc Gupon , 2-.story brick , 24th and
Farnam 10,500
George C. Payne , fourlH story frames ,
: i4th and .laekson , each (2.500 10,000
J. E. lltirdlok , two 2 story frames , 18th
and Kiiiinut. caeh tVOJO 10,000
Mrs. E. M. Wliistanley , four 1)5 ) story
frames , Orchard Hill. $2,500 ench 10,000
A. Foreman , 2-story frame , UJU and
Woohvorth 10,000
D. V. tholes. 2-story brick , ! 17th nud
Fnrimin 10,030
J. H. I'latza , li-story ! frame. 2810 H.
SSnd 2,500
F. II. Itrnyton , l'i-story frame , rilst
and Corliy 2,500
Thomas TrnuUou , 2-story frame , 33th
nnd Howard 4.500
John McDonald , 2-story fame 20th nnd
Half Howard C,50)
Kutu Simpson , " -.story frame , 2ith ( and
Caldwell 3,500
P. V , yiiolcs , iJi-story frame , 4'M and
Nicholas 3,500
C. K. Warner , 2-story brick , 42ml and
Davenport 0,503
Andruw Swanson , 2-story franic , 34th
nndOlmrlos 2,500
O. 11. Horton , 2-story frame , Cuss and
St. Lawrence . 2,500
W. II. llnlconib , l4-story ! brick , 2im
andSeldcp WOO
S. lliTSstrom , 3-story friiine , 1437 S. Oth 3,000
J. II. Day , 2-story frame , 27th and
1'rlstol. . . . 2,030
O. S. Kustman , 2-story frame , C22S.2oth
nvo 2,500
Imogono Whitney , 2-story brlek , 4'tb !
and Hninllton 6.500
N. I' . Foil. 2-story frame , 30th and Far-
mini D,500
J. 1) . Murphy , 2-story frame , 2lth ( und
Hickory 6,500
M. Hnlsloy , IJi-story frame , Archer
I'lnco . . . 2,500
M. L. McKonzle , 2-story frame , 20th
nnd Pratt 2,500
T. J. Toolu , 2-story frame , 37th and
Leavonwortli 2,500
T. O. Van Dorun , 2-story frame , 28th
nnd Popple ton 3,500
F. V. Thompson , 2-story frame , 3ith
and Mason 2,500
C. K. Warner , 2-story brick , 31st and
Pratt 5,500
John llrovoort , two 155-story frames ,
2.th und Jones , each * . ' , f 00 5.000
Q. L. Thompson , 2-s.tory frame , Burt
anil Moore 8,500
M. May , 2-story frame , Kllliy Place. . . . 2,500
M. Thompson , 2-story frame , 3T th und
Miisnii. . . . . . ! 7 2,500
M. Li-e , 2-story briok , 1242 Woohvortu
nvo 5,500
A. II. Doneckor,21i-htory ! fraino,18th
mid Cuss 0,500
J. T , Smith , two-story fr.iino , 20th nnd
li . ,
J. M. llumllton , lU-Ktory frame , Grand
undLiiston . 2.5CO
Juines Wood worth , 2-story frame. Him
and Illth . 3,500.
H. UliTord , 2-story frame , North 18tli
street . 3,500
H. L. Hliuor , 2-story frame , 2107 Spruce,5.0
L. F. Weeks , 2-story brlek und frame ,
Hamilton neur Wth . 4,500
D. J. U'Uunuhoo , 2-story frame , 3012
Clilcaso . . 2.503
Fred J. Itorthwlek , 2-story frame.
Northrop near Unit . . . . .
II. II. Kennedy , 2-story frame , 17th
near Charles .
J. A. Sundorland. I'/i-story frame ,
Lawrence und California . " ,003
A. It. McOandllsh , 2-story Jramo , 21th
umlTnylor . . . . . . . 2,000
W. 1C , West , lU-story frame , Valentino
near S2d . v.--- , . 2 > ( wo
John Makln , 2-story frame , Northrop
near Mercer . : ; , ; 2'500
Sidney Smith. 2-story frame , \Yool-
worth nearlilst . 2,500
II. H. Warner , 2-story frame , : th una
GrcgK . . 2,000
n. A. Knrr. 2 HJ-Mory framcu , I'axton
near .Met'ullouali . . . 5.000
0. W. Freed , 2-story brick. Harnoy
noiirStlth . . 10,000
Win. llrown , ' . ' -story brick , 1807 North
20th . 500
A. Slnkoy , 2-story brick , Cratt , near
' ' ' " ' ' "
M' . luii'l'inni2-stor'y'brlek"toaoiiieiVu )
lOthnnd Mason . 0,500
Dr. J. H. 1'eabody , 2-story brick , 1407
Jones . .s . 5,500
B. 1' . Moroliouso,2-Btory frame , George
near Dewey . 2,500
J. II. MeCreary , 2-story brick , 25th and
Miinderson . 5,500
John McDonald , 2-story brick , 31st and
Woolwortb . ' . . 5,000
M. V. Uoys. 2-Btory frame , 1812 Eininut. 0,000
1) ) . Ivendnll.--story frauuhlithandUull-
fornla . 0,000
D. It. Shannon , 2-story brick , Oass and
Sprint ; . , . " .003
D. U. Shannon , 2 > story brick , UOth und
Kurmim . f. . 5,500
II. I'rtiyn , 2-story frame , 27th und
"paiililing . , . 4.500
J. li. llurdlck , 2-story fruiiio , 103J Em-
mut . 5,500
J. U. Van Clostor , 2-story brlok , 20tb
und Mason . 0,000
D. V. Hholrs , 2-slory frumc , Georgia
and Duwi'j- . 2500
8. J. llimlun , l4-story ? , 'frame , Iliuis-
eoml'laeu . . . . . 2,500
S. Jacobs , two 2-story frame , 23d nnd
St. Mary's uvenuu. , . 5,030
M. F. Hlnglcton , ' . ' -story 'frame , ! nd
andhnrlcs ! . ' . . 3,000
J , D. Montgomery,2-story brick , 1'lnclc-
n oy iii-ur Slst . > . 6,000
J. 1. Watts , cottage , 2 > th ave near
Grant . „ . . . , . , . , . 3,000
Charles Anderson , two .frames , in
HrUxs' Place . ' . . 4 000
M. Donnelly , two fruiuo residences , S.
20th near Locust . 4,003
M. Donnelly , four IVi-story frames , S.
20th nonr Locust , * 2,500 Ouch . 10,000
Gpor.-o D. Hollows , 2-story frame ,
Knuntze Claco . 3,500
D. W. I'lielps , 2-story frame , 27th und
Ilristol . 2,000
E. Hunt , two 2-story frames , 27th ana
Qri'git . 4000
Llzzlo 1C. Dorrls , lstory l frame , Clif
ton Hill . 2,000
D. J. O'Danaboo , 3-story frame , 1570 N.
' ' ' S M >
Mrsl'p. II. SiiirkloVui-story' rami ; Vbth >
undCallfuriilu . 2003
ItolAirt llltilr. thrt'O 2-story frumoi.Slth
nnd I'urkcr . 0000
J.I ) . Wyatt , 2-story frame , 23d und
Mundorsou . 2,000
It , A. Kurr , three Hi-story framos.ath .
ami SjiniKiie . 0000
\ \ . H. Mi'Mlllun.Ui-story franie.Grunt
und Hanover . . . . . 2.000
J , D. .Montgomery , tl-story brluk , 2Jd
and \\Jrt . . . . . . . . , p.ooo
J.A. Jolinson , 2-story fia no , 28o7Cap-
llol ave . . . . . . 4,000
0. It. s-haw , 2-story fiunm , Laku View. . 2.SOO
V i. II , Ho Franco , 114-story frame , S3th
, . . . .
A ; \i atcs , I'i-story frame , 3Ist and
\-Illl-illkll , , * . . . , , . , , . . . . . . , . . . . . . . 3.WX1
J ohii lloltnnn , 1'i-story frame , Mayno
neaMOtb . . : . . 2,030
II 1. A. Jones , lii-stocy frame , 381 Oar-
IIC llehs , 2,500
" ' " " "
J H MacoYiVuurV2-st6ry"'fVam62bVh '
JV and Emmet 0,000
V rictor B. Homier , l-story ! frame , 31st
" ' * ' " " " " " '
and Jackson. Ti ! . . . . . . "T. . . . . . . . . 2,500
J ens Jensoii , two 2-story frames , Mtb
nnd Cuss . , . . . 8.0JO
1 - . T , Itansom
, 2-story frame , 31th and
Undue . . . 4.KflO
. W. Nllcs , 2-story frame , 803 South
. . . . . . 6,000
L. Jackmnn. 2-story frame , 33th and
Loavcn worth . . . . . ' 2,501) )
Oij ; > rBoV. . Loainls. 2-slory frame ,
Fred near llnrton . . . 2,000
lukoy & Allen , two 2-storv frames ,
Clifton II1I1. . . . , . . 0,000
aintivl Colnur , Ij-story ) framo. Kills
1'lnce . . . . 2,000
" ' " " "
il. F. Uoys , 2-st6ry"ffa'in"6"ib"l2illn-
npy . . . 7,500
A. P. Ttikey , I'i-story friime , Clifton
. 11111 . ; ; " . " . . ' . . " . . . : . . ; . " . " . " . ' " : . . ; ; ; : . " : 2,5001c
Mrs. 0. K. Lnop. 2-story double frame ,
SMhniid llurdetto 4,500
il. M. Vim Horn , 2-story frame , Or-
eliartl and 4lth ( n,500
' " I1I'hnpmau , 2-story frame , 43lh
and Farnam 2,500
iciiHjunsen , 2-story franic , 30th and
Cass 4.500
i > . P. Loron/.on , 2-story frame , 17th
and Jnokson 5,500
j. W. Downs , 2-story frame , Lowe ivo.
and First 2.500
A. Kkc. thrrn 2-slory bricks , 10th and
Don-as. , wo each 7,500
.1. M. Ilovor. 2-story frame , Mercer
avo. and Instltuo 0,000
- . . C. Towksborry , 2-story frame , 20th
and lloiilovard 2,500
iMIllnin Malrcr , li-story ! frame , 21th
nnd Fort 2,5'M '
Inrry L. Nuwtnn , I'i-story frame ,
Hlrlmrds and Uucglos . . . . 2,000
t. A'.MoKiicliron,2-story frame , 19th
. and Kmmot 4,5'M
da II , Liiwroncc , 2-story frame , 25tb
und Poppli-toii 0,000
W. W. Welsh , 2 story frame , 41st nnd
Mnyno 3,500
; I. M. llulhnrt , 2-story framo,35thavc.
iinilDiivonport 3.000
iTunk Swoboda , two 2-story frames ,
Kith and Williams C.OOO
Georeo II. Cavne,2-story frame , 30th
and Howard 0,000
Mrs. C ) . S. Ayres , 2-story frame , 31st
and Dodge 0,000
John Kluzol , 3-story frame , 12JI South
10th 2.500
A. II. Slater. 2-story frame , ! Ud and
I'tu'lllo 1 7,000
A. H. Potter. 2-story frame , 25th and
Howard 2,000
i. T. Wilson , IH-story framc,2lth and
Miami 2,500
William Dow , 1',5-story ' frame , 21th
and Templeton 2,000
John T , Shannon , two 2-story bricks.
40th and Fnrnnm 5,00 ! )
Samiipl Cottior , two 1',4-story frames ,
2Stliand Lcavcmvortli 6,003
Nels A. Homstiom , S-story brlclc , 27th
and Koos 0,000
J. W. Coburn , 2-story frame , 27th and
Ilrlslol. . . f. 2,000
Jolin G. Willis , 2-story frame , 25tli and
Grant 3,000
Thomas O. Colin , 2-story framo. llth
nnd Pacific 8.000
J. K. lltiralek , 2-story brick , 1804
Emmet 8,000
Hugh McCalTroy , 2-story brlclc , 31st
and Leiivcnworth 0,000
C. B. Chase , 2-story frame , 811 Soutli
2Jtbuvo C.OOO
M. F. Hoj's , 2-story fr.ime , 21st and
Illimey 0,000
Georcn II. I'lnco , 2 story brick. Lake
nnd llnnlnvard 5,50)
George H. Place , 2 story brlek , 4Ud and'
Ohio 2,500
K. H. Duncan , li ! story frame , ll-'ld and
Mavna - . 2,500
H. W. Hadder , 2 story frame , 2103
Poward 2,000
S. D. famous , 2 story frame , 15th and
Hess 2,5',0
W. M. Hell , Hi story frame , 2lld and
Laird 2,500
A. 1' . Tnkny , two l\'t story frames ,
Clifton Hlli 6,000
.Tamos Crovnulsk , 2 story frame , - > tli
nnd Wllllnins 2,503
Oporto Wulkur. l'/t story frame. Clif
ton Hill f. 2,503
11. Hlloy. lll story frame , Webster and
Lowe avenue 2,500
A. L. Meyer , 1V { story frame , Doth and
Fiiriiain 3,510
Hello W. Mehan , 1 } { story frame , 30th
nndUrtiml 2,500
ItcsldciK'cs In Dundee place 275,0 : > 0
A. Dontiliuc , 2-story frame , 2UH and
Fort 3.503
Swedish Lutheran ehurch parsonaao ,
Ifltb lind Cass 4,000
J. K. llurdlck , 2-story brick , Lowe nnd
30th 5,003
E. T. Cnllnhan , U4-story frame , 16th
and Lutliroii 3,000
C. W. Axtell , 2-story frame. Lawrence
and Chicago 3.000
0. O. Spotswood , 2-story frame , .24th
and Locust 3,000
F. L. Looiuls , 2-story frumc , 31st and
1'aelllc 5,000
W. C. Upjohn , 2-story frame , lil North
18th 2,5:0
Theodore Olsen , 2-story frame , 3112
Woolworth ' . 3,50)
1) . Flaok , 2-story frame , 1139 North
17th 2,500
11. L. Krolder , 2-story frame , 1520 S.
ISIrd 5,500
Mrs. F. O. Cole , ' . ' -story frame , Forest
Hill Z 4,500
G. H. Olives , 2-story frame , Summit ,
Place 6,0(0 (
T. C. JulTrles , 2-story frame , .ad and
Lake 2,030
D. J. O'Donaboc , 2-story frame , 3Ist
ave , and Fr.rnnm 5,000
D. J. O'Donaboe , 2-story frame , 2511
Cupllol ave 7,500
I ) . J. O'Djtiahou. Hi-story frame , l.'ilS
N.Siml 3,530
Kennedy & lllackburn , H-story
frame , Haiiscoin Pluco 0,000
G. L. Dimiiuin , frame , Druid Hill 4,500
Samtu'l Cottior , framo. Kills Claco 2,500
K. A. Spnll'ord , HJ-story frame , llurkor
nnnr 4'Jth 2,503
J. P. Thompson , 2-story frame , 40th
noarTiiylor 2.500
E. G. Hofreglor. : i-st < > ry fraiiie , St. Law
rence near Hurt 3,510
0. I. Seville , 2-story frame , 200.1 S. 10th. 4,500
J. H. Klngwnlt , 2-story frame , 3112 Chicago
cage
Mrs. M , II. Wlncoto , 1-story frame ,
Culdwoll near 2Uth
Total $1,601,433
Other
There were also erected 1,282 buildings not
Included in the above list. These comprise
800 cottages and frame residences costitiR
from $ .100 to SISCO each , barns , additions nnd
other structures , the total estimated cost
being Sl.180,800.
Corporate Improvements.
Now Omaha Tliomr.son-lloiiston Elec
tric Light Co. , enlargement of plant ,
now machinery , oto $ 390,000
Omaha Gas Mumifucturlng Co. , Im
provements and extensions 55,000
Omubn Btroat Hallway Co. , now lines ,
machinery and Improvements 185,000
Oniulia llelt railway , now tracks , ex
tensions , oto. . . . . 55,030
East Omaha Lund Co. , grading , pav
ing , eto 250,000
1'atrlck Land Co. , grading and Im
proving Diiiidi-o place 75,000
American Waterworks Co. , Improve-
iiicntH ut Florence plant und now
pumping houses.otc 000.003
Telegraph companies now lines , etc. . . 27OOJ
0. , St , C. , M. t 0. railway , paving , ex-
tmm'ons. etc 6',000 )
Missouri 1'itclllu railway , vladuet at
Carl ; struct , t-to 2:1,000 :
Nebraska Telephone Co. , new lines ,
extensions , eto 0,030
Total . . . .j .j . J1I2OJO
H"iipitiilixtlon.
Iluslness blocks , factories , oto f : i.3l,307
Hosldences , tonomunts. elo lWil,4M ]
Cottages and other buildings lIMlMQ )
Foundations communuud 20JOOO
Total buildings f C,50 ! > ,017
Pnbllo improreinonts i Ii77ii7 : :
Corporate Improvements 1IJ..OOO
Grand total of all Improvements
In Omnha proper 10,309.931
South Omaha buildings $ C' ,514
South Omaha corporate Improve
ments 251,431
Total of building , municipal and
coiporato Improvements In
Omaha und South Omaha . (10,249,009
U. S. CiiHtiini
Customs duties had been collected In
Omaha for several years prior to 18iS , but all
appraisements were made nt the port of
original entry , and the necessary papers
filled out , so that the collection of duties
hero was simply n clerical act , In February ,
1SS3 , Omaha was nude a port of Immediate
transportation , and local Importers were thus
enabled to make their own entries , cither for
immediate consumption , or for warehousing
and all appraisements made hero.
For the llscal year ending' Juno ! 10 , 18S8 , the
total Invoice value of oods imported to this
port was f I'yj7 , and the duties thereon were
$ . 7.8ia.7l .
For the last fiscal year , ending Juno 30.
1S1K ) , the total vnluo of merchandise imported
was * 1 70 , 0 and the duties were W7,10I. ( ; < ) ,
nn Increase , in values , of 400 pr cent , and
In the duties collected of about i")0 per cent.
Merchant * and manufacturers in Omaha
are taltlnf ? advantage of the privileges
afforded , and it Is likely thnt the comlnp year
will bring n marked Increase ovorthogratlfy-
Ing figures of IS'.K ) . Hon.V. . H. Alexander ,
the present collector of customs , was llrst ap
pointed by President Harrison , In October ,
18S9 , and reappolntcd In January , 1SPO , for
the full term of four years. Captain James
N. I'hllllps Is the deputy collector.
Mr. Alexander has recently secured the
establishment of n boudod warehouse In
Omaha , *
The Onmha INmtolltco.
No branch of business Is moro Indicative of
the great growth nnd prosperity of a Brewing
city than Its postal sorvlco.
When the present government building
was completed In 1S71 It was supposed to bo
Inrgo 1 enough for the wants of this city for
all time , but already the business of the
postolllco 1 department is so crowded as to be
1i
unable to bundle the vast volume of business
satisfactorily , and before the now building
can bo erected either nn addition to the pres
ent building must bo mndo or the base
ment i lilted up for the mailing depart
ment , so as to relieve the main
room from tbo present pressure.
Forty-live carriers ami thirty-live clerks
nro now employed. In addition to the
regular business of the olllco , which It will
bo seen Is very large , over nlno hundred
other postofileos remit regularly to the
Omaha olllco and over three hundred money
order olllees scud their surplus to this ollleo ,
Thirty-eight mails arrive and dopu-t from
tills olllco in a single day. bringing ISO
pouches weighing over three thousand
pounds ,
The following schedule will glvo an idea of
the pieces of mall nutter handled by carriers
nt the olllco in IS''O ' and of the number of
carriers employed nnd salaries paid. The
schedule , however , does not include the non-
oral delivery or the vast amount of matter de
posited In the olllco for transmission to other
points.
Number of carriers at JSr > 015 !
IltaiVKIIIES-TIIIM DAILY.
11 carriers mnko 4
7 carriers ninko B
11) ) carriers mnko . . . . * 2
ti cnrrlera mnko , , . . 1
COI.I.CCTIO.NS TIIII'S DAILY.
2c.irrlprd make . . . . , . &
1 carrier inakiM . . . .4
4 cnrrlori make n
Hicirrler ! " in.iki * 2
Ornrr'ora nriko I
ItOBlitcrp'1 ' loltPM ilullvoroil 18..VV !
l.cllcrs ilHlvoriMl 7.27SI..1H
1'ostnl cnriN UollvoriMl , U"5l sO
Sei-oMil , third nnd fuiirlh class matter ilullr-
iTi'il 4.0W.8
I.ond letters rollcotci ] 1.U7MHU
Mnll Iftli'rs rolloPlPil U.MH.MI
l.ood potlnl cnril ] mllpctiM MM.7II.S
MtilliKXlnlcnrilipolli'ctiM 1,018,813
Si-conil , third anil fourth cla s ninttor col-
Icctuil 711,012
Totnl number of piece * Imailloil inOTi,8JI
The following tables will hoof interest in
showing the growth of the business of the
office :
llECEIl'TS. "
1S10.
Saloi of Btnmps J23 < .liVS 47
lio.tront 2.0Mi UD
Total .nis67T7 ( ) JW2.42I IS
tncrcnsoovcr 18SU Mi.'I'J 71
EXI'E.NSKS.
EXI'E.NSKS.ISS ! ) . ISM.
t'oitma tor'M naUrr fl.VI ( ) 00 f 1.C-I10 00
Clorlc Idro nnd c.irrloM CI.3SI 7(1 ( 7'ssl HI
Total JWU34 7i ) f7i.4Sl ! ill
IncruasooTOr 1W.1 53,49 , 13
itKiiisiur ntrsiNKss1 X > .
Letters nml parcels rc-chtoro.l 25.fi II
Hi'Rlotoroil pnckiKOH recelvoil In tiaii'lt Xl\M \
ThrniiKh rctilstert-il piirknuni rorulvt'il H.IN !
Tlirouuli recl.itcrod paHncoa dispatched 7,773
llOKliturcd letters anil pnckniie * dollvcroil nt
ilotk 15.CW
UoKlxtoreil letters and packnxei dullvcreil by
cmrlers 3 , IS
KS'.I. IMK ) .
Sloney orders pnM W.IM 101i.W
l etterii , cards ami circulars niulle < l In the
cllr iliirlnif IS'.KJ 10,101,1172
Major T. S. Clarkson is postmaster and
James S. Woodward assistant.
Internal Hcvcnne Ollloc.
The Internal revenue district of which
Omaha is the headquarters Is tbo largest in
point of area of any in the United States.
The district includes Nebraska nnd the two
Dakotas und shows a wonderful increase in
business over the record of last year. Tbo
receipts from Ornulm nlono , however , are
nearly as lartro as the combined collections
from the rest of the district. The largest
revenue Is collected from the manufacture
nnd sale of spirits , while the immense brewing
ing firms of tbo city nro largo contributors to
the revenue fund.
There are seven district deputies under the
direction of the Omnna olllco. Hon. , Tohn
Peters is the collector with Genural J. H.
Dennis as chief deputy , Byron Brcnholt as
deputy nnd cashier , und John McMuhon
deputy collector.
The following table shows tbo total collec
tion for 1S90 nnd the Increase over last year's
work :
I'uniiltlCfl J ! .mi fO
IlcerstanipH 1(7.U-W 111
Spirit stnmps S.WT.ll. . ' . ) fO
Clears MMl 74
Toliiicoo .l.triS 77
Special tax IJU..rj : , . !
Total $ .1,101,112 , i
Collections 1S.VJ 2)20S.)7 7ii
Incrcnso In 18'JO ' S 745b5l 'M
THE PAHIC Sl-aTUM.
The City's PiiHsesstdnsund Their Sinn
n ( -ni''iit uiiil linpi-ovoiiieiit.
Very much Ins been done during the past
year to improve nnd beautify the attractions
nnd loveliness which nature had bestowed
upon the tracts of land now owned by Omaha
nnd used as public parks.
Years ago the city obtained title to a beau
tiful tract ot groand in the southwestern part
of the citv , which , for want of funds to im
prove it , laid waste for the tlmo nnd grow up
a veritable tangled wildwood. The land ,
about sixty acres , was the gift of Messrs. A.
J , Hnnscom and J. G. Mogeath. In honor of
ono of tbo donors It was christened Hunscoin
park. It Is u delightful spot If so largo a
tract may bo designated a spot ono that
seekers after rest and recreation acknowledge
a pleasurable report from the cares of ofllco ,
shop or homo.
Scarcely two years have passed since the
park commission law was enacted nnd Onm
lm's park commissioners , under that law , up
pointed and empowered to act ; It Is less than
a year and a half ago that tbo commissioners
had any funds available for expenses. The
law which created the commission provided
for a three mill levy and on June 1,18SO , $ . " > ,
WW.il : was placed at the commissioners' dis
Cosal , who at once began the work of reclaim
ig the parks. If the commissioners them
selves nro not proud of and satlslied will ,
their work , our citizens nro , and they look to
future Improvement * with confident sntlsfuo
lion.
lion.Since
Since Juno 1,18S9 , the underbrush has been
cut out nnd burned , trees have been fello (
and banks sloped , two nnd a quarter miles o
drive have been laid out nnd graded ,
ono and u iitmrt.fr miles of walks
have been established , graded and curbed
the streets on the east , wuat und south IIIIVL
been cut down to grade and numerous gullies
filled up , which will furnish acres of lultli
tional lawn
In tlio southeast corner of the park nn ex
cavatlon ot three acres has been made , wlilcli
will be tilled with water , forming a boautifu !
artificial InUc , which will bo stocked will :
llsh. At the lower end of this lalio a dam o
solid masonry six feet wide and : i ; ) feet long
has been constructed for the purpose of ro
mining the water alVordlng a promonud
whore the beauties of the lake may bo scon.
A short distance from the Inko , at a poln
whcro the old crock bed tlnds Its way Inti
the lake , a dam ninety-six feet long has been
constructed. Above this the ravine will b
tilled with water , which will How over UK
( him , forming n cascade of about ten fcot ,
This water will flow down through a grave'
rock-paved ditch and will pass into the liuo
The pnvilllon building begun In Soptcmbei
Is finished. It stands upon the north shorn o
the lu'ico , Is upon the style of the suumiu
houses at the fashionable resorts In the east ,
being two stories high , surrounded by a will
plniua , and contains lunch and reccptloi
rooms , with n large ball-room on the llr.s
floor , It Is provided with all modern conveu
lenccs and will go n great way towards muk
ing the park moro attractive.
Immediately west of the pavllhon and a (
the west end of tbo lake n music stand , cost >
Ing gl.MO , Is being erected. It will bo upoi
tbo pagoda style and will be used next sum
mcr when the Sunday afternoon sacred con
certs nro given. These , however , nro not UK
only Improvements , us several miles of bowers
have boon laid , giving n complete system o
dnitnago ; swings have been erected at foil
vonient places , and scores of scntx and table1
have been placed under the trees for the n i
of plcasurJ-seokers and picnic parties , i
dozen gas lamps have been located in as man
places , so that next season the park will b
far from the trruosomo spot It bas been foi
i-omo tlmo past ,
\\hllo this work has not all been coin
ilotod. It Is o for under way thot when the
looted term of next season opens the parts
vlll boln readiness to rocelvo the thousands
vho will flock thither to spend , the after *
, eons nnd ovcnlno.
In addition to the above parK , the past sea-
ion the city acquired bv donation Elm wood
am , a tract of forty -sh and ono-hnlf ncre *
f laud , M United on the licit line railroad. ,
'our miles west of the poslofllco. Throucli
his park there runs a wooded glen , which ,
vhon Improved , will glvo it a very ploUir-
isn.uo appearance. At the prcaent tlmo
hero has been but llttlo work done In thU
irk , though grading has bom commenced , '
reparatory to laying out a series of drives ,
vldeh will otoss the glen over three Irofl
irldKOJ , costing $10,000 , that are now m
iour.se of construction.
llemls park , Metvor near r < ewe avenue has
recolvi'd soiuo attention In the way of jirad-
ng of streets and the laying out of drives ,
.vlillo . Jefferson square and the Capitol nvonuq
> arks have como in for their share of ntteu *
Ion.
Ion.Jefferson
Jefferson Square park , lu the heart of th
Ity , is another breathing place thnt thouj
.amis of tlrod and labor-fatigued citizens secK
'or an hour's rest on summer afternoons nnil |
svcnliigs. Additional trcowcro plantoai
hero last year , mid the old wood slilownlkj *
invo given place to flag stono. A few yean
lenco nnd.lolTorson will bo a thing
in ornament to the city , a spot
housands.
Spring Lake park , donated to the city by
.ho South Omaha land company , is nnolhcff
wautlful tract , highly appreciated by tha
esldents of the southern p.irt of the city , as
ivell as the citizens of South Omaha.
The disbursements of the park commission
'or the eighteen months ending December ill ,
ire ns follows : Hunscoin park , $ ; lS,78'J.4il ! ;
Japttol avomio street park. fS'JT.71 ' ; JelTersonJ
iqimro park. iVii.Tn ! ! ; Holt line park , WOJ
Icmls jKirk , SISUI.T" . ' ; Hlmwood imrk.f Jr > 5V5lJ ( ;
making a total of J70,7iS..1J : , The eoiumlssioa I
lias n balance lu Its treasury of ? JS,5lli.fi3 |
ivith which to bo begin active operations noxl
prlng. _
As constituted the commission Is IDr. tleorgal
Li. Miller , George H. Lake , Alfred Mllhml , !
Augustus Pratt , CV. . Llnlnger. Dr. Miller I
s chairman , Guv H. Uoiuio seci-otary und W. 5
{ . Adams superintendent.
Hoard ol * Trail o.
The Omaha board of trade Is composed of
ho leading business men lu all lines , and has
n membership limited to 2SO , of which 'J10 ura
now enrolled. The membership fee is placed
.
The property of the board , consisting of a
fine ehambor of commerce building tl'Ixlll'J '
feet , nnd live stories high nt the corner of
Sixteenth nnd Farnam street , Is valued at
$ i" > ! t,0X ( ) . with an Indebtedness of nbout 70 ,
UOO , which is bamg rapidly reduced.
During the past vcar the board has sue
i-eoded In encouraging the establishment of
jlovon now Industries In Omaha , wlilcli em
ploy nbout four hundred men , and nso ah ag
gregate capital of $180,000. The most Impor
tant enterprises brought to Omaha have been ,
a largo furniture factory and a llfo Itisuruuca
company , the stock of which Is
held by Omaha's wealthiest capital
ists. Other enterprises Induced
to locate hero have been a lock factory , a
hominy mill , soap works , chair factory and
an electric pump factory , besides others of
minor Importance.
It has Interested the entlro tin industry of
the Illuck Hills in the oleglblilty of Omal > .x _
as a site for the erection of reduction works
for tin ore. It has assisted in the organiza
tion of ono now railroad nnd obtained tha
extension of several other. ) .
Advertising matter benelltlng Om ilia nnd
Nebraska has boon widely distributed In tbo
south and east In connection with the real
estate exchange.
Ono of the leading functions of the bcanl
has been the entertainment of eminent visi
tors nnd excursionists , such ns tbo Pan-
Americans , general passenger agents , Michi
gan editors , eto. , which It has done with sig
nal success.
The board now has nn exhibit In its rooms
of the products of Nebraska , comprising
grains , fruits , canned goods , woods and min
erals , which Is proving of great interest to
investigators from abroad.
rllio ) following are the olllcors of the hoard i
Euclid Martin , president ; D. II. Wheeler ,
liwtvico president ; E. K. Uruco , second vlca
president ; Hugh O. Clark , treasurer : W. N.
Nason , secretary ; bo-ird of directors , II. O.
Clark , Euclid JSIurtin , G. F. Goodman , E. ID.
Bruce , James Stephenson , C. O. Lobcck.Max
Meyer , J. S. Brady , D. H. Wheeler.
Street Hallway System.
The street railway system of Onnba Is not
surpassed in completeness , equipment or
service by that of any city in America , nor
was it surpassed n year ago , yet the corpora
tion which owns and operates the Omaha
street railway company added seven moro
miles of now track to the eighty-six thnt were
In actual lisa at that tlmo , and oxpondodj
$175,000 In improvements during the paslj
year. Eleven miles of horse car lines
were changed to the electric system.
with an aim In view of changing the romaia *
ing twenty. .Ivo miles another year. The expense
penso to the company of paving its allotted
.share of the streets It occupies was upwards
of $ 'J5,000 f rom April to December.
All the principal thoroughfares are not
ironed , nor cabled , nor wired , but enough of
them nro to offer good facilities for rapid
transit to any part of the city , or the city's
suburbs including South Omaha and Coun
cil lilufTs. The lines are now all untlor ona
management all owned and operated by ono
corporation , consequently the c-ross-llno
sorvlco U timed to make close connections ,
inducements which have nicklo-catohinif
attractions for tbo pedestrian public nnd the
attractions are duly appreciated. Much ol
the success which characterizes the manage * ' '
munt of the street railway system oftho lty '
Is duo to the consolidation of conflicting * lines
nnd Interests , In 1SSS there were
three competing companies , but during
that year the Omaha horse cur com <
puny mid the Omaha cable tramway com * - J' '
puny were consolidated , nnd n year later that 5
consolidation was united with the Omaha i
Motor railway company , which Dr. Mercer
hail built and put Into successful opera
tion. '
From the extreme northwestern part of th
city to the heart of South Oinalia , the Sher
man avenue line carries pus-
hcngors lor ono fare eight miles for a
nlckle , and the other lines make transform , atone
ono faro , 10 any of the depots and principal '
tiolnU about the city , or to the Council Bluffs
lovip.From
From 115 to 120 cars are In dally mo , nnd
when It is known that the compiny carries
from 1:1,000 : to 15,000 psoplo dally on its lines , ,
It will bo soon that the number of
ears are not hauled over tha
road for exhibition purposes , and too ,
that Its -TJO mon It has constantly on Its pay
roll earn tno fi7,000 per month they are ptilit
Thcro are still some streets that should
have been tracked last year und would hnv
been had they boon graded. Another year
and these will bo graded and street car scr * ,
vlco put on. i
The ofllcers of the company nro Frank Mur. j
phy , president ; D. H. Goodrich , secretary
\V. M. Smith , general superintendent. / * ' - "
AiniiHoiiiuiH llallH. N
The five amusement halls In the city arf 1
Boyd's opera house , the Grand , the Coliseum ,
the People's und the Mtisco.
The principal ono of these Is Doyd's oporti
house , with n Heating capacity of I.-IOD. It Is
pleasantly nrrangod , well ventilated nnd
fully equipped with stage appliances.
The Grand Ins u soa'lng capacity of 1,700
and is favorably located In the Exposition
building.
The seating capacity of the Coliseum 1s
fully -1,000 , which has been Untod toils ut-
mo-it on several occasions during the posl
year.
The People's Is n favorite with the publlq
for social entertainments and political gutlv >
erlngs.
The Musco Is at once a museum of curlosi ,
ties nnd a place of oiitortalnmont , us Its niima
Impltos.
Iloyd's theater , which Is building , will bo
ono of the finest nnd host appointed amuse *
incut hulls In tlio city.
MotolM.
Omaha , llko Chicago , Is a city of mag >
nitlcont buildings and capacious hotels of
lliMt-cltiss repute -though Its growth de
mands the erection of new hotels from yeuj
to year. With the Mlllnrd , thu P.ixion , the
Murray , thu Dullono , the Harbor , the Mer
chants , the Casey , the Windsor , ttio Utobo , '
tlio Esmond , the .Icnnlngs , Furls , Motropoll < -
tun nnd City , Sr ou guests can becomforu ' ]
cared for ut at any time. Aside from tliu
thcro Is a score or more small hotels that
oV''rllow may adjourn to and bo wdl tub _ ,
caroof. Among the lending hotels there nr
l.fi'JOgii'wt ' rooms , uiul ut least halt as many
moro among Uic smaller und IOKU pruUmlloua
hosti-lries , Omaha can take cure of crowds.
and when the proposed hotel scluviicj thai
tire now bolng disoi'-sed inatorltill7 intosuu *
Humtlul bricks , tbo crowds may doubly wiltV
prejudice to pcmonul comfort.

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