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BILL NYE AT HIS OLD HOME The Humorist Hotnms to the Scenes of His Early Conquests. BEGINNING OFANOTABLE LITERARY CAREER Iloit Jfyo Win Mnrrled With S7J5 In 111 * do Pockrt UN I'rlviito I'nrtiilio Commune * With Friends of Ago. I-.AIIAMIB , Wyo. , Fob. 8. [ Correspondence of Tnr. Bnn. ] Bill r yowas welcomed by a packed house nt Macnncrhor hall last night , And convulsed the audience by his droll say ings. The occasion was one of moro than ordinary Interest , as it signalized the homecoming - coming of one of the Lnramlo "boys" who had achieved fame and fortune. Cowboys from the plains ; aristocratic scions of noble English houses who are ranching bore ; pion eers of the palmy days of Laramlo's Infancy when the rope and revolver were n necessary part of ovcry horseman's outfit ; gray headed prospectors who never lose faith in striking It rich , though their sun Is ncariy act ; all gathered to see the man whom they used to chum with in a rather patronizing way , nnd who read Nyo's funny articles in the Boomerang with an air of apology for not employing their time in the consideration of moro serious things , They wanted to see what sort of a man this was whom the great outside world honored ami made rich for the same qualities that they had considered weak and effeminate. The Nye of today had expanded He hud brushed against the bright minds of the great cities , and ho schiMllatcd from the friction. Hero was not the pard they had known In the 70's. Ho was still of them , yet beyond them. But they loyr.lly cheered him to the echo , grasped his hand with a grip of steel ; and one of his old cronies , n famous broncho buster from Dirty Woman's Creek , insisted on his accept ing n cayuse for old times' sake , and had the animal led around to the stage entrance. Then several aged mongrels were delivered to the hull Janitor , In the hope that Nyo's long-lost and much-lamcr.tcddog Kntymology might bo found among them. One brilliant moonlight night Entymology had started tdward the Centennial valley , hearing n boil- quot of tin cans and the blessings of the citi zens. The dog has never returned , but his repossession is said to bo Nyo's chief aim in life. But to rctuni to our mutton. Ono day in the month of May , 1870 , Judge Blaln dropped in an Deacon J. H. Hayford , editor of the Laramie Sentinel. The Judge /ynd In tow an awkward and dreamy-eyed fnung man whom nc introduced us William Kyo , a young attorney who was seeking his fprtuno In the west and who was in great need of BOIIIO position that would insure him three meals a day and a place iu which to Bleep. The Judge thought that William might do some work on the Sentinel. The deacon saw no pressing demand for Increas ing the mcr.tul pabulum of the readers of his dally , but nevertheless ho took the young tenderfoot under his fatherly cure and told Nye that ho could do whatovoy his fancy dictated in return for his board and lodging. Nye In these days was in a contemplative mood , n habit which still clings to him , and ho contemplated with such success that ho had little time for any great amount of reportorial work. Ho drifted about the town , was never known to bo otherwise than pood-humorod , nnd made many friends , among whom was Colonel Bill Hoot , an unique character still residing In Lnramlu , nnd who worked with Nye in originating many of the sketches which brought fame to the latter. Nyo's Jlrst newspaper sketches which word furnished the Sentinel , showed deep pathos , mid it was not until later that ho developed his humorous talent. At Deacon Iluyford's hospitable house William Nye mot his fate. A pretty and vivacious music teacher , Miss Fannie Smith , .was visiting Mrs. Hayford ami Nye fell des- tlorately In love with the young lady. For tunately for 111 in it was a mutual case of ' wvo nt llrst sight , and on the 7th of March , 1877 , Bishop Spaldlng performed the cere mony which made William the happiest man in Laramie , and established him us a useful citizen , The day was also the anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hayford's marriage , and a royal wedding was given the young couple at , the Hayford residence. The available cash assets of Nye and his wife consisted of 875 , rtnd on this sum they began a happy married : life across which no shadow has oven omo. lu 188-1 several friends of Mr. Nye formed a stock company , purchased a newspaper outfit and placed linn in editorial charge. Thus was the famous daily Laramie Boom erang ushered into existence. It has been ; claimed that the paper was named after a favorite inulo of Nyo's , hut this is one of the numerous fascinating myths that Wil liam was wont to rcgalo the public with. The'writcr surmises that li.is tllo now paper was ilatucd the Boomerang because Nye foresaw that the enterprise must inevitably react upon the enthusiastic promoters in such cta limited Hold as Laramie then was. The Boomerang was a republican paper ' , nnd such was its political pull that Nye was made a Justice of the peace and also post master of the lively little city. Through his writings In the Boomerang , Nyo's talents be > came known to the outside world. Ho was extensively copied , and when a nervous affection made necessary a change of climate ho rpslgned his various positions in Laramiu and found lucrative employment in the east. How much moi\oy Bill Nye Is worth It.no one knows , unless it is his wlfo , who looks after his Investments. Ho has said to Laramie mio friends that when ho had accumulated $30,000 ho should rotlro 'from public life and rtvit'tlio remainder of his days. , As , however , ho 1 only about 4 ! ) years old , and his draw ing powers are certainly not waning , It w1s probable that ho will retire with not less ! than $100,000. Among the many mementoes loft by Nye in Laramie Is the following from an auto graph album : Uo. llttlo boomlot , go , Hearing each honored nanio ; Till uviTywlio.ro that you Imvo went Tluiy'ro glad that you have came. . In concluding this short sketch of Nyc's ombryotic career In Larumie perhaps no hot ter evidence of his humoristlu tendency can bo shown than in his replies to a series of forty printed questions found in an album unearthed at tlio residence of Judge Hoy- ford , and which are denominated mental photographs. The answ.ors are in Nyo's well known and plain handwriting , signed Kdgar ; Wilson Nye , and dated February , 187'J. Here they uro : What Is your favorite color ? Sorrel. Flower * Wells .t Neiman's. Tree ? Chrlsnias tree. Object in nature ) The trick mule In the circus. Ho.ur In the day ? From what 1 can learn I think suurlso Is my favorite hour. Season of the year ? The strawberry and , cream season. , Perfume ! Baked beans. Gcmt Ace of diamonds. Htyloof beauty ? The plump stylo. Names , male and fcmalof Smith. 1'aintersl Michael Angola and Connard. Musicians ? The Bull Brothers : Ole and i Sitting. 1'leco of sculpture ? The Greek slave going In swimming. I'oeU John Fruuklyn Pierce. Poetess ? Sweet singer of Michigan. Prose authors ? Mark Twain and the com missioner of patents , Character In romance ? John Gllpln. In history I G. Washington and his llttlo ; hatchet. Book to take up for au hour ? My grocer's pass book. What book ( not religious ) would you part with last ? My pockotbook. What epoch would you choose to have lived la ? The sweet pretty soon. Where would you Hue to llvol On the top shelf. shelf.What is your favorite amusement ? The [ dreamy waltz. Occupation ? Dispensing Justice at reduced rates. What trait of character do you most ad mire In man ? Extreme truthfulness. In women ? Warm feet. Most detest in each ? Procrastination. If not yourself , who would you rather bet Yours truly. What is your idea ot happiness ? Short pace between meals. lortra. Of misery ? An active and ambitious com. What is your bete uolrl Don't know what a bete nolr U. Your dreamt To become good Instead of haudsomo. Your favorite game ? Freeze out for the beer. beer.Your Your distinguishing characteristics ? Truth fulness Jind wonderful beauty. Of your better half ? A strong repugnance to building fires. What Is the suhllmcst panslon of which h'uman nature Is capable ? The passion that actuates the maternal slipper. What are the sweolost words In the world ? The words printed on candy mot toes. toes.The The saddest words ? Please remit. What Is your aim In life ? To bo n great man when I grow up. Your motto ? Never tell a lie. QEOKOB SCALES. THE MISSION. Kxplnlncd oy Dcnn ( lardncr Lectures by Dr. llutlrr. Tlio mission to bo held In Trinity cathedral beginning February 2.1 , is an cntorprlao of considerable. Importance. It has been char acteristic of the Christian church to provide these occasional seasons of special religious effort. In much the same way as revivals are brought about In art , literature , science , or oven business , revivals in religion are , or ought to be , accomplished hi any community. Cause and effect are real factors in religion. The supernatural In religion Is only an accompaniment to natural pro cesses , Just as In agriculture the wonder of harvest comes after the soil has bon pre pared and the seed sown. Special and con tinued effort along the lines of moral and spiritual endeavor must result In moral and spiritual improvement. This Is n revival- tills li what Is sought for in n mission. It is a sending of moral and spiritual help to such as are prepared to re ceive it. Using the quaint lan guage of the Old Testament , it is breaking up of fallow ground ; it Is the con viction of sin ; it Is the awakening of man to his true destiny ; It Is the fixing of character. It Is of great importance to this community , whether Christian or not , that righteousness should bo established , and wo call upon the community at largo to welcome this united effort on the part of the Episcopal church in this city , ns n contribution toward the de sired end. It is expected that every possible human means will bo utlli/.ed in making the mission attractive and Inspiring. Kvcry one will bo cordially welcomed by a committee on hospitality. A largo force of ushers selected from various parts of the city will bo in attendance. The singing will bo led by a large chorus of men under the leadership of an accomplished musician. Lastly the preaching and instruction will bo bv a man of rare gifts and eloquence ) . Mr. Cropsy began his work in the historic parish of Old Trinity , Now York , ministering chiefly among the people who worshiped at St. Paul's church , Broadway. From there he went to Rochester and built up ono of the largest and most flourishing parishes in that pros perous city. Wo bespeak for our mission the interest and good wishes of all and the sym pathy and prayers of all who "profess and cull themselves Christians. C. II. GAIID.NCU. CoiifrroRntloiml Origin Fund llrnrflts. Uev. S. WrlRht Uutlcr , nt the request of the ladies of the St. Mary's Avenue Congre gational church , has consented to give two of his popular lectures , ono on Friday ovenic Ing , February 17 , and the other on Friday evening , March 3. These lectures are two of a series given by Dr. Butler in the east , where they created unbounded enthusiasm and received the highest commendations of the press. The one to bo first given is entitled "Life on the European 1'lan ; " the other , "My Memories of Many Lands. " Both lectures arc to bo given at the church hi the interest of the organ fund. Dr. Butler Is the worthy successor of Kov. Willurd Scott and Is jrassessed of great elo- qucnco , which , combined with a natural vein of humor nnd remarkable powers of description ! - scription , renders him a most entertaining aim instructive speaker. During Dr. Butbi Icr's brief residence in Omaha ho has made hosts of friends outside of his church who , ns well as thoso.of his own parish , will doubtless bo glad to avail themselves of the- opportunity of hearing these lectures. Church Notice * . Dr. Duryoa will preach tills morning the final sermon in his scries of discourses on retribution. His subject will bo "Dives and Lazarus. " Mission services will bo hold today at the Church of the Good Shepherd , Twentieth and Ohio streets. Bishop Worthlngton will ofllciato in the morning and Dr. Dougherty of Brownoll hall in the evening. Uev. Frank Crane will deliver a discourse on "Abraham Lincoln" at the First Meth odist Kplscopal churcti this evening. o- Dr. Gluck treats catarrh , Barker block. MAN'S HUMANITY. Itevloiv of tin ) Work of the Glmrltnblo Or- lltllzatloilS. Uescuo hall is visited by good , bad and indifferent. Some come for the loaves and fishes. Christ was followed by many of this class , and it should not bo considered strange today if his servants who go to the needy are followed by many for the same end. The kindness which the undeserving receive at the hands of Christians may open tholr ) hearts to receive the gospel of Jesus. Sev eral instances of this kind have occurred the past llvo weeks. Oao man in particular seemed to bo a hope less caso. Nothing made any impression on him until twenty-one days had gone by. Then the light begun to dawn upon him and ho showed signs of turning toward God. Ho fully yielded himself to Christ and is now ) ono of the most earnest and promising con verts In the meetings. Men are not fed Indiscriminately. This would pauperize many and encourage beg ging and crime. A fundamental principle governing the work at Uescuo hall Is that ovcry person shall render n full equivalent for what ho receives. Some do this by money , but the majority by labor. The past few \vccks the managers have been unable tend furnish work o all who applied for it , and friends of the work have helped out by pur chasing complimentary meal tickets , whi ch have relieved a great many hungry men. In addition to this a largo quantity of soup Is made , so that moro than 100 men per day heat past week have been relieved from hunger at a total cost of about 1 cent for each man. Following Is the report of the work for the woo k ending Friday : Average number of men taking meals . 20 A veraKU number of nion Inking soup . GO Average numburnf men talcing loading. . . 134 Total nmiilior lodgings for the week . 038 Total miinbtir munlx . ) ' ! ( ) Total number nt .soups . 840 Avurajio attendance at noonday sorvfcc. . . 40 Average nttcmliuico at ovcnlni ; service. . . 200 ! Many gifts of bedding , clothing , etc. , have been received. The names of the donors have been withheld from publication , according to the wishes of the majority. There is still need of nil such things. At the Wood Vurd. The Associated charity wood yard has been in great trouble for a few weeks past. The wood which had been ordered did not como. A largo number of married men wanted temporary employment and forty to sixty single men on a great many cold days wanted work to earn meals and lodgings. The managers of the yard have done all they could to secure the wood and now have three or four carloads on the track that will soon bo placed in the yard. To meat this emergency the association bought out ono of the private wood yards of the city , nils was all worked up in a few days. It is the purjKMa to open other Industrial lines and by another winter to bo much bolter prepared * for the work. Iniurnuoo lion Will Olnci The Omaha Underwriters' association is making grjat preparations for the nunual banquet next week. A number of prominent speakers have already been engaged to de liver the leading addresses of the occasion. Ttio underwriters are already distinguished for the success of their annual banquets and if this ono docs not outdo all that have pre ; ceded it. then the indications will have been misleading. , Winter Cholera. A mild form of bowel complaint , popularly known as winter cholera , made Its appear ance recently at Furibault , Minn. , and sev eral other places. ' No apprehension need JOVbo felt from it. as a few doses of Chamberlain's Colio , Cholera and Diarrhoea Uomody will effect a euro hi every case. For sale by all druggists. Dr. Qluclc trwts catarrh , Darker block. A FULL TRAIN OF FLOUR A Lending Omaha Jobbing House Receives Its Fourth Special Train Load. PILLSBURY'S ' "BEST" HAS THE CALL The ( Inlljllmlockcd Tniln Attracted Crowds Alone the I. IMP An AclvrrlUomcnt Tor Oiniilm Tlio Knoriuoii * Ucin- ( iiiinitliu | of ThU Ilrntul , Nearly a half million pounds , or enough to glvo every man , woman nnd child in Oiiiiihii a loaf of bread for ten days ; mich was the iintnuii. o qitnntlty of Hour received yesterday by special train over the Itook Island road for D. M. Steele & Co. Learning that this train was coining a representative of Tim 1JKB accompa nied C. L. Colemtui , from L ) . M. Steele & Co.'s and C. A. lluntor , con tracting agent of the Hock Island , to DCS Moines to meet it. The train was composed of fifteen cars con taining nine thousand sacks of the world famous "Pillsbury's I3ost , " and at nearly ( ivory station on the way crowds of people ple who had heard of its coming were gathered to view the unusual sight. On each side of every car was stretched a white banner lettered in blue and red , "A full train of PILLSBURY'S BEST FLOUR for D. M. Steel & Co. , Omaha , Neb. " Advertising matter was distributed from the train at each station along the line. The train attracted as much attention , seemingly , as though it were freighted with gold , and well it might , for was not this the great sustalnor of life which carried life and hope to starving Russia , nnd is not every American proud of the great Minneapolis mills , whoso product is known and used in almost every part of the habitable globe ? A more precious commodity than flour does not exist , and that it is an absolute necessity where the king of motalH is not is a statement that has bocoruo trite ; and , judging from the demand for this particular brand , it scorns to bo moro necessary to the housewives of this sec tion than all the other brands of Hour on the market. It is needless to say that to its proven excellence and superiority is duo the enormous demand for "Pillsbury's Best , " which exists in Omaha nnd vicinity , but this fact is wisely supplemented by the enterprise and push of D. M. Steel & Co. in making it known to every ono within the vast territory for which they are exclusive agents. This is the fourth special train of Pillsbury's Best" which this firm has received within the past year , oxchiHivo of the other carload shipments received nlinost dully during the year. The full extent of its Hour trade may bo gathered . from the fact that this train load is only about a twenty days' supply. D. M. Steele it Co. are wholesale grocers with whom trainload receipts are getting qulto common , and it is not to be wondered at if their other com modities class with their Hour. The "Hour special"had the right of way yesterday over everything and arrived in the BlttlTs shortly uftcroo'lock. After being < photographed this morning it will be brought over near the Tenth street viaduct , whore it will remain till Mon day , before being sent to D. M. Stcolo Ss Co.'s warerooms at Twelfth and Jones streets. ) Much rivalry exists among contract ing freight agents over the securing of these special trains , and Mr. Hunter deserves' credit for having secured this train for the Rock Island. Dr. Gluck treats catarrh , Barker block. FBATEBNAL HONORS. Omaha Guards' Itcccptlon to Their Lincoln ISrothron. The Omaha guards gave a reception and ball , in honor of their guests , the Lincoln Light infantry , last night , and it proved to bo one of the most enjoyable affairs over given under the auspices of the Omaha guards. The guests arrived at 0:40 : p. m. , nnd were mot at the depot by a detachment of the guards who escorted them to the Murray hotel , where the entire command pnt up. By half past 8 the armory of the guards was crowded to its utmost capacity by In vited guests , fully 200 couple being present As a sort of preface to the evening's enter tainment the Omaha guards , under command of Lieutenant Mulford , gave an exhibition drill. The now tactics were used , and the movements showed that the command had been well drilled. The guards were loudly applauded for their excellent work. Then the Lincoln Light infantry , com manded by Captain Campbell , occupied the floor for a abort time and drilled In a man ner which surprised u great many of the Omaha people. The visiting gentlemen wore a neat un dress uniform , the blouse being similar to the now one ordered for ofllccrs of the regu lar army , and they all looked like perfect soldiers. As for the guards , they were at tired in full dress uniforms with white belts and white cross bolts. Dancing commenced shortly after 9 o'clock and It was long after taps had sounded at Fori Omaha when the last notes of the fourth extra dance died away anil the guests sought their quarters at the Murray. Tlio armory was tastefully decorated for the occasion and everything possible done by the guards to make tholr guests feel per fectly at homo , and Judging from the words of praise from ho visitors the guardsmen evidently succeeded bcyonu their expccta- Everyone of the young ladles present were becoming costumes , and as a rule they had moro dances on tholr cards than they could BO through with in u week. The Lincoln Light Infantry roster reads as follows : Captain Campbell , Lieutenant Wilson , Sergeants Gascoirgnu'and Bostrom , Corporals Harrison , Covert , MeLaln , Meyer ; Privates Ferguson , Patton , O'Shca , Victor , Kind , Cohen , Cosgrave , Liverlng- house , Winger , Evans. Heflloy , Jeokel , Small , Butler , Clark , Wood , Plwmncr , Johnson , Moore , Camp. Among the guests present were the follow ing : Captain Kcllar , U. S. A. ; Lieutenant Pickering. U. S. A. , and wife ; Misses Lizzie and Annie Whitman , Dickinson , Hohbs , Bowie , Norton , Willis , Chandler. Tur ner , Jones , Wedge , Hall , Holiday , Fowler , Miss Keating of Portland , Miss Wlckham of Council BlulTs , Miss Morrison of Fort Madison , la. , Miss Parton and Miss Klmball of Denver , and Colonel nnd Mrs. Mulford , Mr. and Mrs- Harry McCormlck , Hon. George W. Ames , Mr. and Airs. Chase. III * Faith Wellfouniloil. BISSELL , O. , Nov. 29,18W. I deslro to say that I have great faith in Chamberlain's Cough Hemcdy for the cure of throat and lung troubles ; also for croup. E. W. McCol- lum. There is good reason why Mr. McCol- lum should have contldciico in this remedy. It will cure a severe cold in less time than any other treatment. There is nothing that will loosen and relieve a cold so quickly. It will not only euro croup , but if used as soon as the llrst symptoms appear it will prevent the attack. MK'ont bottles for sale by all druggists. To Help the Afenl , Washington City In Omaha" is the title of an exhibition to bo given at the Llningcr gallery next Friday evening for the bcneHt of the Nebraska Homo for the Aged. It will bo a lecture by Chaplain Dlffenbachcr , illus trated by 150 stereoptlcon pictures. Con gressman Bryan , writing of Mr , Dlffen- bAcher's lecture delivered in Washington , says : "Tho chaplain is a ready speaker , and his explanations and comments gave effect to the views presented. These who feel an in- The insurance companies have ordered a still deeper cut and from now on the slaughter on the balance of the clothing will be terrific at the 18O9 Farnam Street. Fire never touched the overcoats , suits and furnishing goods only smoke only water while much of the clothing escaped altogether , and is sound as a dollar , but goes with the rest. The following list gives an idea of this weeks' slaughter : OVERCOATS. $25.00 OVERCOATS now $12.00 $20.00 OVERCOATS now $ 9.75 $16.00 OVERCOATS now $ 7.50 $14.00 OVERCOATS now $ 6.00 $12.00 OVERGO ATS now $ 4.50 SUITS. UEMEiMHER NUMRER AND PLACE. . CALL EARLY AND GET FIRST SELECTIONS MAIL ORDERS 'RECEIVE i ; MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. PROMPT ATTENTION. Open frotri 8 A. M- Until 1O P. M. , ercst ( as all must ) , fttho ! beauties of the National capital 'city ' , arid in these illustrl- > us parsonages whosq' Jlvcs nro so Intor- .vovcn with our countrVs"hlstory , will find , hot the chaplain's collpfitlon has boon made , vlth rare judgment , any , f.hat his investiga tions enable him to Impart , a great deal of aluablo information. " This entertainment , isfor , a deserving in- _ titution , tthd is worthy u liberal patronage. Tickets are on sale at Max Meyer's , Thomp son & Boldcn's the Boll store at Dodge and Fifteenth streetsSmith's drug store at Twenty-fourth and Cuming streets and the : allory. JUST A SAMPLE. . 'orty.Klsht Cans of Milk Sent from Sweden. Mr. M. Molhua , n farmer and dairy man living four miles northwest of ; ho city , has gone into the busi ness of handling condensed milk , but ho Is not anxious to lot his neighbors know of the fact on account of the peculiar circumstances under which ho finds Himself possessed of o stock of lacteal goods from Europe. Some time ago Mr. Mclhus wrote to his native town in Sweden for a sample of condensed milk , as ho thought of establishing a similar business hero In Omaha and believed the process ho had seen in successful operation in Sweden was bettor than anything ho had found In this country. lie wrote to two different firms engaged In the creamery and condensed milk business and waited patiently for the arrival of the sample. He expected nothing more than a small can from each , but was surprised j cs- terday to receive notice from the customs ofllco that a case of condensed milk had ar rived addressed to him. Ono of the firms to which ho wrote sent him n case of forty- eight cans of its goods , and ho now looks for about the same mantity from the other firm. It is a very line quality of milk , but the size of the bill is the worst feature of the Joko. OMAHA WANTS THEM. Mayor Ilomls Asks for the Grand Army Eu- cnmpmL'iit. The members of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha will seek to have the next annual encampment of the veterans liold In this city , and are already moving hi the matter. The state cncamnnient will moot in Fremont Wednesday and Thursday , and the delegates from this city will bear with thorn the following invitation from Mayor Bemis : General Caleb. J. Dllworth , Department Commander Grand Army of the Republic : Dear Sir In the name of the city of Omaha I extend a cordial greeting to the members of the Grand Army of the Republic for the Department of Nebraska and invite the state encampment to hold its next session in our city. I assure the embers In advance that the city of OmahaIwill extend a hearty , welcome to the bravojpieu who so nobly de fended our glorious Hag jn the hour of peril , and we will ho more thaiiiglad to have them with us. The city , * li4ll bq theirs , and nothing shall bo left uud no which could add aught to their cnjoymuf , , Hoping that the oncuqiumcnt will fix upon Omaha as the place f PC holding the next an nual encampment , I rranaln. yours respect fully , GEOiioP. | BEMIS , Mayor. KICKINarJ3ANK. Objects to an Incroanoll'-Assessment of Itg HtocU' The National Bank oC Commerce does not propose to abide by the decision of the Board of County Commissioners assessing Its stock , and In order tto-ascertain by what right the board acted acuinjunction has boon granted by Judge Icvine , which will bo argued next Saturday * morning. In the meantime the county treasurer is restrained from collecting the tax , In Its petition the banjc alleges that the assessor of the Fourth ward listed the bank property at f.'JW3 ) ' ! , but that while sitting us a board of equalization the commissioners raised the assessment to the sum of * 30- itU.'JU. The bank claims that in doing this the commissioners acted without uuthorltj and assessed an amount which was ex cessive. Delaware' * WhlppluC Toit. NEWCASTLE , Del. , Feb. U. This morning in the Jail yard four colored men each re celved 100 lashes for larceny. William Dor soy , colored , for highway robbery stood one hour in the pillory and received llfty lashes James l\ Forman , also colored , stood ona hour in the pillory for threatening to kill his wlfo , and will servo three years In Jail. Thomas Kennedy , the only white victim received 100 U hes. THEY HEEDED THE WARNING ] ity Council Hade Big Eoductious in the Tax Levy. CUT IT DOWN ABOUT THIRTEEN PER CENT Two Mills Taken from the General Fund Ono Knch from Sinking , Hydrant and 1'ark Funds Saving : Nearly 8130,000. The veto power exercised by Mayor Bemls on the general lew ordinance which was [ jassed by the council Tuesday evening has berne excellent fruit and saved to the tax payers of the city nearly 8120,000 in taxes. The council mot yesterday afternoon to discuss the levy and agree upon the number of mills required for each fund. Mayor Bemls , Treasurer Bolln and Comp troller Olson had been Invited to attend the session , and they were present. All of the councilman but MoAndrews were present. They got right down to business , and the general fund was taken up. The llrjt item was that of the mayor's ofllco. Mayor Bcmis said that ho thought the oftlco could got along with $4,000 , which was $1,000 less than the committee had estimated. Last year the expenditures amounted to ,28'J.CO. The sums allotted to the treasurer and the comptroller were slightly Increased over last year , and both of these officials said the iimounts were as low as they could possibly bo mado. The clerk was given nearly 2,000 more than last year because of additional help that will bo required to furnish the councilmen with copies of general ordinances likely to be introduced. Mr. Groves asked for * 'JGOO and got $9,000. The amount for the council was placed at $10,000 , u docrc'iso of $570 from the amount of last year. This went through without a murmur from any of them. The engineering department was allowed 25,000 , as against &J-I.507.41 last year. When the amount Intended for the Board of Public Works and the street comlssioncr was mentioned thcro was a show of oppo sition. The amount was $39,180 against $11- DMlast year. Mr. Munro contended that the sum was excessive , as there would not bo near the amount of street repair work this year as last , but the other members looked nt it differently , and the amount was nllowed. Nome Ill C'nt . The Board of Health asked for $18,000 and received ? 10,000. Last year the board spent $11S43.K ) , Mr. Howell and Mr. McLeario advised the appropriation of the sum re quested and urged the threatened visitation of cholera. Mayor Bemls thought that tlio board could got along with $10,000 , and In case of an emergency sufllclent funds could bo transferred from the general fund. Mr. Munro , Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Specht argued that If cholera ar. ivcd then would bo the time to provide additional funds. Mr. Connell thought the legal department could pull through the year with $900 , being $500 less than the committee had recom mended , and that sum was voted , An effort was made to reduce the sum for the building and plumbing deoartment $500 , but it failed , and 812.500-was appropriated. For election expenses the committee had recommended $15,000. Mr. Hascall wanted it increased to $20,000. Ho anticipated that at least ono special election would have to bo hold if the charter amendments pass the legislature , as ho understood It was the in tention to vote bonds to purchusa an electric light plant and erect a now Jail. Tlio amount was finally placed at $ HOOU. The police department was allowed the limit of $100,000 without any contest and the same sum was given the fire department. In addition the commissioners had requested $25,000 , for two new steamers and other ai > - pllanccs for the tire department. This sum was to be provided for In the general fund ana later be transferred to the department. The treasurer's roi > ort showed that there was on hand $20,000 , which represents the 10 per cent reserve that has never been trans ferred to the comptroller. This sum can bo used this year. Mr. Hartman was present , and ho urged the appropriation of the $25,000. The water tower , which cost $4,500 , is not to bo paid for until this year and it was purchased with that under standing. The two steamers were absolutely necessary ( and ho knew of nothing that could bo done that would benefit the city moro. Mayor Bomla aald that the rncent fires had demonstrated the fact that the flro department was Injured by the insufficient water pressure. The water company was not furnishing the pressure called for In its contract , and ho believed that If it was necessary to purchase the steamers that the sum thus expended should bo deducted from the ? 70,000 duo the company. The request for the extra JM.OOO was denied. Following is the result of the discussion , compared with last year : General Fund. 1893. 1802. Mayor $ 4.000 $ 3,289.00 Treasurer 21,300 20,000.00 Koniut roller 10,300 10.000.0n Olty clerk 9,000 7,358.04 Council 10,000 10,570.00 SorsL'iuit-nt-arnis QOO 900.00 Hoard of I'ulillf. Works 39,180 41,974.00 Hoard of Health 10,000 11,213.90 Legal department 0,000 9,770.91 HulldlnK and plumbing de partment 12.000 11,930.15 Ilollor Inspector 2,100 2,337.04 Uas Inspector 1,875 1,740.83 License inspector 1,454 1,411.00 Siiporlntendontclty hall. . . 11,700 0,000.00 Kleellon expenses 11,000 10,031.30 Hospitals 2,000 2,218.92 Crosswalks 4,000 O.OOO.OO Veterinary surgeon 300 300.00 Appraisers' fees 2,000 1,838.00 Advertising 0,000 0,407.30 Kontllls 1,200 2,241.08 Oltytu.xoa H.OW ) 4,074.00 City ' prisoners 3,000 2,053.40 1'ollco court 4,000 3,959,80 1'rlntlng annual reports. . . . 1,200 1,100.00 Compiling tux list 3.000 2,001.00 Olty electrician 2,000 Then an effort was made to agree upon the sum in the general fund to bo included as miscellaneous. It was a fiat failure. Mr. Hascall concluded that the levy should bo placed at 12 mills. A flood of discussion was immediately turned looso. An amendment was made to make the levy 11 mills. Mr. Elsusser said it was unnecessary to exceed 10 mills and he moved another amend- monfi to that effect. At present there Is imbalance on hand of $74,000 , and with the amounts received in foes from the different departments and the 10-mill levy the total amount realized would ho fcJSO.OOO. The amendments wore defeated , and the motion to make the levy for the general fund 13 mills ( a cut of U mills ) was carried by the following vote : Yeas Specht , Buehel , Mc- Loarlo , Stcolo , Parker , Wheeler , Prince , Hascall 9 ; nays Munro , Hovvell , Thomas , Saunders , Brunor , Elsasser , Jacobson , Ed wards 8. The sinking fund levy In itho vetoed ordl- ' nanco called for 8 mills. Treasurer Bolln thought that the city could get along with 7 mills , and n majority of the councilman took his word for It , although Wheeler and Stool vigorously opposed reducing the amount. After a spirited contest the water hydrant rent fund was cut down from 4 mills to 3M. The school levy came in for u very lengthy discussion. The original proposition was to make tbo levy U mills and the Board of Edu cation had osked for ajtf mills. President Powell ana Mr. Babcock of the board were present and urged the Council to make the proposed levy and not reduce the amount. Mr. Munro and Mr. Elasscr thought that 1 mill was plenty , and suggested that the board paid altogether too largo salaries. Comptroller Olsen said that lie had ascer tallied that It cost the taxpayers of Omaha one-fourth moro per pupil than it did in other cities of the same size. The proposi tion to reduce -the levy to 1 mill was de feated , and it was placed at ! 1 mills. The park fund was reduced 1 mill , the members holding that the parks are a lux ury. The levy was placed at 3 mills. Upon recommendation of Mr. Conn oil the levy of the Judgment fund was cut from IX to 1 mill. When the total was ascertained it was found that instead ot a levy of 50j < mills the council had agreed to 41 mills , n reduction of 0 } mills as compared with the ordinance- vetoed by the mayor. Following is The Levy by Fuudg. Mills. General fund 12 Curb ' , gutter , paving , cleaning and repair 1 1'oltce D Tire D Kinking 7 Hydrant rent 3J ( Library 1 Hchool a ' 1'urk a Judgment 1 Street lighting S Total 41 The olcrk was instructed to place the amounts In the ordinance introduced in blank Friday night , and it will como up for passage Tuesday evening , Chilblain * und Fro t Illtos. A few applications of Chamberlain's Pain Balm will relieve the Itching and burning sensation caused by frost bites and chil blains , and its continued use soon effects a permanent cure. Palu Balm is also a sure cure for rheumatism. 50-cont bottles for sale by all druggists , BETOE OF QUACKS AND FRAUDS WITHOUT DIPLOMAS or cert flcnlci of ri'Kintr ntton Alwayn ink to KOO their ore- ilciitl l . 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