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THE OMAHA DAILY BERJ. TUESDAY , MAY 4 , 1807.
DESTROYED BY THE FLAMES Later Details of Disastrous Sunday Tire a Pittibarg. THREE MILLION GOES UP IN SMOKE TTVO I'trriueuro Kllli-il ! lie Knll Will I * n nil * StMirnl Oilier * Arc Injured 1. Hum' * mill liiftiir.-uicr. , May 3. Tlio most dleastrou nro that has visited I'lttsbtirg idnco the grea lire of 18IS , excepting during the riots o 1877 , destroyed $3,000,000 worth of merchan dl e ami property last night nnd probabl resulted In two deaths and the Injury of fou others. Not only Is the figure enormous , bu It Involves the complete destruction of tw of the greatest mercantile houses of Pitts burg , hoUH03 of long ami proud record am known far and wide lu Pennsylvania an the nelfihborlng stales nnd sister cltim. The great wholesale grocery cstahllshmen of Thomas G. Jenkins nnd the mammoth re- tnll stole of Jojoph Homo & Co. are lota ruins. There remains of the drat only Jagge patches of walls , hero and there towcrln Into blackened pinnacles , ami of the latte there ftamls only tlio great nnkcd frame work , built of Etructural Iron , which wouli not fall , but etrlppcd of walls and floors am festooiud only with the blackened strips o timber , crinkled pieces ot sheet Iron am twisted roJi nntl wires. They are mournfu monument ! " of wealth and commercial enter prlHc. Tlio burnt section extend * from Kltl street to Cecil alley , on Pennsylvania ave nuu , and from Cecil alley to Fifth street , o Liberty ftrcut , covering an area of seven acres. The names of the killed , missing an Injured arc : Killed : OUOlirJH ATKINSON , No. 15 Engine com pany. Missing : Ocorge Thomas , No. 15 Knglue company. Injured : Klmer Crokcr , No. 7 I'nglnc company fltruclt nn head by falling bricks. Mlclmul Daly. No. 7 Knglno company , cu and bruised , and arm broken by falling ar lamp. Robert Dailgcr , No , i Knglno company ankle broken. Geori'o Meekln , No. 7 Knglne company fltruck by fulling bricks , and cut and bruised A number of other firemen are missing , nn are Rtipposod to be burled under the wall at Liberty iivenue and Cecil alloy. LIST OP THU hOSSIJS. The sufferers by thu nre and their estl mated losses arc : T 0. Jenkins , wholesale grocery , total ! destroyed ; stock valued at $109,000 , Insur mice. JICO.OOO ; building valued at $100,000 Insurance , iiboilt $50.000. Joseph Home & Co. , retail dry goodn , to tally destroyed ; stock nnd building valuci nt $1 ( WO.OOO ; fully Imiured. Korno ofllco building , totally destroyed Talucd at $100,000 ; Insurance. $00,000. Mcthodlnt Hook Concern building , value nt $125.000 ; badly damaged ; loss about $20,000 Insured. Phlpps building , valued at $100,000 ; sllghtl damaged ; loss about $5,000 ; Inmircd. Ij. H. Volght , wholesale 'produce , Libert ntrcct , damaged ; loss estimated at $2,000 Insured. S. Iluck. tobacco. Liberty street , destroyed loss estimated nt $8.000 ; partly Insured. J. Hull , Jr. & Co. , Liberty street , whole ralo groceries , destroyed ; loss estimated n $10,000 ; Insured. Scoblf ? & Parker , farming Implements pauly damaged ; loss estimated at $3,000 ; In cured. Hall Bros , building , occupied by Hlal Drew. , wholesale liquor ; American Prcsa as lioclatlon , T. C. McElroy , slightly damaged lofa , $7,000 ; Insured. Diamond National bank building , cornc Fifth nvonuo and Liberty , scorched ; loss JCOO ; Insured. Oakdale Manufacturing company , Llbcrtj Btrcut , windows aud damaged by water ; loss $2,000 ; Insured. Harmony Creamery company , Llbertj street , slightly damaged ; loss , $1,000 ; In cured. J. W. Scott , agricultural Implements , lo tally destroyed ; loss , about $25,000 ; parti ) Insured , Four three-story dwelling houses on Penn avenue , occupied by Hall & Gels , hair drcs sorv , Dr. Sykca , Dr. Manchester and Mlchac Dlondln. The houses were wholly or par tlally destroyed ; loss , $20,000. Seven freight cars , loaded with meat , be longing to Swift and Company of Chicago standing on Liberty street , loss , $7,000. The Dmiucfliio theater and the Surprlsi Clothing company's Immense ntoro were on flro several times , but were saved with emal loss. A number of other neighboring bual ness houses and tenanta In the various build Ingsfluffercd grtvator or less Individual losses the aggregate ot which It Is Impossible to give at present. The llro broke out , no ono knows how about midnight , In the wholesale grocery building of T. C. Jenkins & Co. , and burncc with great fury until 4 o'clock this morning before It was finally controlled. The Icnur- anco has not yet been figured up , but it must Hiircly exceed $1,500,000. Ttjp total Insurance on the Homo etoro building wan $300,000 , as follows : Conti nental , Plntlno , Philadelphia , Underwriters' $25,000 each ; Hamburg-Hremcn , $20,000 ; Aetna , $15,000 ; Northern , $15,000 ; Hochestcr , dermaii. Now York , Mutual , lloyal , .Man . chester , Scottish Union nnd National , $10,000 each ; Llvorpanl , London and Globe , $20,000 Gel man American , $12,500 ; IlrltUh American. Rcllnnco , Niagara , People's , New York Under- Hrrlterti , Providence , Washington , Nor WOK ! Now Iliunpihlrd Klro , Queen , Hanover , Trad ers' , Atlas , London Assurance , $5,000 each fiprlngllold , $ fl,000 ; Union National. Standard , St. Paul. $2.500 each ; Orient , $5,000 ; tMe- cbiints' , $9,000. It la almost Impossible to get a list of the largo Insurance canted on tlio stock of Joseph Homo & Co. , as the policies are held In Al teen or twenty companies , scattered all over t'to country , A partial Hit was secured , as follows : Stat ( of Now York , $10,000 ; Liver pool , London and Glnbo , Lion , German Ameri can , Norwich Union , $5,000 each ; German American , Hanover. Alchen and 'Munich , Colonial Assurance , Glens Falls , Buffalo Ger man , London , Iluinboldt , $2,500 each. Among the > policies on tbo Homo ofllco building , which was alirost fully ( mured , were : Liverpool , London nnd Glebe and Aetna , $10,000 each ; British American , $4,000. It wan learned from olllclal sources that tlM total Insurance carried by T. C. Jenkins' Sou wholesale grocery store was $208.800. Of tin : $70,001) ) was on the building and $138,000 on tho. stock , Fireman Atkinson's mangled remains were taken from the ruins this morning. George Thomas and thu other missing llrcmen have all turned up. The Injured men will re cover. i'iiociiciiNis OP cri'v COU.NOII. . Spcrlnl MtMtlimrVlilrh FulU ( A - < MIMI | > | | HI UN Work. A special net lcm of the < * lty council \vr.a called for last night , the male inrpose being to pass tlio appropriation ordinance. In stead , however , of doing this , the members present started lu by taking up routine bualiics.- ) , but bsforo onythlng was accom- jtllolioU an adjournment was ordered. Prior to adjournment a revolution was rushed through Instructing the city clerk to eecuro a certified copy of ( lie municipal court law , passed at the recent session of the legislature , Councilman Stunt offered n resolution pro viding for the discharge of all of the Hoard of Public works employes , exempting the necrctary mid including the members of the blue barrel brigade. After some discussion and upon motion of Councilman Lunt the resolution was referred to the conimlttro on streets and alleys , with Instructions to report tonight at the regular mooting. Hrorlvfm ( . , HC DrfpiulniiU. The question of the eepanitlon 'of the Union IMclllo Hullroad company and thu Western Union Telegraph company cnrae uji before Judpo Muncer yesterday afternoon on an application to huvo the receivers of the Union , Pacific Bystem muilo iiarllea to tlio suit. The application wim Bnintud and the ctuise will como uj > for llual hearing on ATI.AVTIO AJflJ PACIP1C SOM > . Alilnce I * * . Wnlkrr Kiinrkn thp Itonil Jli.Trn for I IU.tMMMHH ) . DBNVER , Colo. , May 3. A special to the Republican from Albuquerque , N , M. , says ! The Atlantic & Pacific Hallway Co. was sold at Gallup , this county , at noon today for $12,000.000. The only bidder was Aldaco F. Walker , chairman of the board of directors ot the Atchlson , Topcka & Santa Fo railway. Mr. Walker and the two other members of the purchasing committee , Victor Marowetz. general counsellor , and II. Sonicrs Hays , di rector , with several Atlantic ft Pacific offl- clalx. Including Special Master O. N. Marron and Judge N. C. Collier , returned to the city this evening and were met hero by 13. I ) . Kcnna , general solicitor for the Santa Fo company. Judge Collier will confirm the i.llc , In chambers , tomorrow morning , after which Mr. Walker ami party will go went lo have the purchase confirmed before the dis trict Judges at Prcscott , Ariz. , and IMS Angeles , Cal. lOxi-rni ( 'oimiilnniotiN Cunt . CHICAGO , May S. Payment of all excess commissions by the western roads ceased to day. This was the date set by the roads lor the restoration of iho old commission sched ule , which wnu In effect ono year ago. Ile- caiuo of the efforts of tlio Southern Pacific to route all business via Its Sunset route , commissions during the last year hod grown to bo about four times AS largo an they should have been , and In fact had reached such proportions that It was almost Impossible for the roado to get much profit out of the busi ness they had been doing. The cut In the rate of commissions will be a large amount of revenue saved annually to the roads and very poMtlvo orders have been sent to nil agents of the roads Instructing them to sec that Iho rule Is rigidly observed and that after today no large commissions are paid. Southern I'nclllc Aiiitnnl. NEW YORK , May 3. Tile annual report of the Southern Pacific ( or 1SC ! ) , just Issued , shows grcss earnings for the year to have been $44,060,400 ; decrease , $1,700,357. Operat ing oxpcnoes , $31,962,200 ; decrease , $1,2SO- 2.S8. Net earnings , $10,704ICO ; decrease. $ . ' 10,12S. Surplus , after charges , $1,7S9,55S ; decrease , $395COS. The sum of $800,109 was expended for bet terment of proprietary lines , ot whlclrCGC- 011 was charged to capital account. Steel rails were laid over 153 miles , and these , together with tics" renewed and tie-plates , were charged to operating expenses. Cull Still .Many Vote * .Short. TALLAHASSEE , Fin. , liny 3.-The result of the Imllotor United States aenntor to day was : Cull. 33 ; Chlpley , 23 ; Itnncy , 19 ; llockcr , 3 ; McKay , 1 ; totnl vote , 81 ; neces sary lo elect , 42. riSIt.SONAT , I'AHAOHAIMIS. Dr. E. D. Mills , Kearney , Is n visitor In the city. city.K K S. Darber , Lincoln , Is n guest nt the Meicer. A. SI. Kellogg , Aurora , is stopping at the Mercer. W. E. Peebles , Pcndcr , was In Omaha yesterday. John Illno , Dunlap , la. , Is registered at the Mercer. Hobert W. Furnas , Drownvllle , arrived In Omaha last night. C. H. Sloan , nn nttorney at Genevn , was in Omaha yesterday. F. E. Morgan has gone to Chicago on a week's business trip. II. L. SIcConnoll , Punxoutawney , Pa , , la stopping .it the Darker. A. Gerard , n stockman from Corning , la. , Is registered at the Barker. Miss Ellen Beach Yaw will be the guest of Dr. nnd Mrs. Sprague while In town. S. P. Rutherford , city passenger agent for the Rock Island at Lincoln , la lu the city. Gcorgo Miller , Hastings , was In the city yesterday whllo on his way to New York City. City.O. O. C. Hazclett has gone to Chicago , where ho will remain with relatives for a short period. A. E. Dorscy , Mercur , Utah , Is In the city on a short visit with friends while on hlJ way east. J. R. Buchanan of the Ellthorn left yes terday for Chicago and the cast , to be gene some time. Ex-Stnto Treasurer Hartley was In the city yesterday accompanied by his attorney , C. 0. Whedon. J. A. Erford , master workman Ancient Order of United Workman , Lincoln , Is a Barker guest. P. A. Bassett , Denver , nnd George Drain , Kansas City , are knights of the grip stopping at the Darker. D. C. Woodrlng , C. A. Bridges , T. L. Phelps and S. D. Clinton arc Llncolnltc-s stopping at the Barker. A. S. Allen of the Pullman company , for merly located In this city , though now of Chicago , returned home last night. R. R. Randall , a well known railroad man of this city , left with his family for Kansas CHy last evening , where ho will take up his future residence. Dr. E. W. Leo left last night for Chicago , where he goes to attend the annual meeting of railway surgeons. In which organization ho la a vice president. W. W. Richardson , local agent for the Pennsylvania lines who went to Washing ton , D. C. , a short time ago with the Chinese delegation , has returned home. Nebraskans at the hotels : J. J. Halllgan , North Platte ; J. B. Leader , Chndron ; Leroy Drake , Shelton ; W. C. Brooks , Beatrice ; T. 15. Bcnnlson. Coznd ; iAu Burnett , SIcCook ; J. J. iBonekempcr , Sutton ; J. C. Cleland , Fre mont ; B. D. Sherwood , North Bend ; J , W. Holmqulst , Oakland ; F. L. Burroll , Lincoln ; Ed F. Lyons , Falrbury ; Bird Chltchflcld , Elmwood ; F. J. Coatcn , Washington ; E. S. I Clark , Grctnn. MEAT TRADE WHO GERMANY Some of the Difficulties American Fork Has to Encounter. MANY ABSURD LOCAL REGULATIOIS Mrtliml * of Itotnllntlnn mill tinJiiNt DlKcrlrnlnnllcui ( lint Arr KITcctlve In Atmolnti'lr I'rrvcntliiK ICx- U-nMre Ili Robert Oanz , editor of tlio National Pro- vlsloner , writes tohis paper from Frank- fort-on-Maln , Germany , under date of April 19 , an follows : The dlfllcultlcs and obstructions that deal ers In American meats and meat products meet with are twofold. First , such ns might bo overcome In time , and necomlly , such as will never bo overcome by any Inllucnce whatsoever , save by the extinction ot the ixvcailed agrarian element , which Is not likely to bo scon by the present generation. In general , It must bo said , however , that on the part of UIB Imperial government no animosity or discrimination Is shown against American agricultural products be yond a strict adherence to the letter and spirit ot the laws regulating the Importa tion of agricultural products Into Germany. The different states , however ( which re under Imperial authority ) , and the city au thorities ( which , nre subject to the orders given by the state governments ) nro the obstructers - structors and arc enemies of American meats. Strnngo as It may seem , the prin cipal objections to American meats come from Industrial states llko Saxony , which owes Its entire Industrial existence nearly to American purchases of manufactured goods. Here Is certainly one of the best opportunities over offered to the united States to assert Its rights and powers. The objections which I think cannot be readily overcome arc those against the Im portation of live cattle Into Germany. The agrarian elements have hud , and possess still , sulllclont Influence with the govern ment to cause the entire exclusion of for eign live stock from Germany. Russia fares no better than the United States , and rvery country Is treated alike. A little Importa tion from Austria Is jiermltted , since the bonds of friendship , orlfin nnd other rela tions still tie this country more closely to Germany than any other. Denmark may Import some cattle under a special arrange ment , a Held quarantine being enforced In her case. Thus , with all uoalblllllcs at her command to cheapen beef for her subjects the largo landholders -will not permit this to bo done , and their Influence , as stated before , seems unsurmountnble. Fresh beef Is not Imported at all , partly on account of the dllltcultlpH put in Its way by local au thorities and partly on account of the great risk Involved In keeping It while trylnir to meet with all the "red tape measures" to bo observed upon Importation. Pickled , silted nnd smoked ments are ad mttted , provided they arc mlcroscopleallv inspected , and the imperial government Is vury loyal to Its treaties. There would br no difficulty at nil were t'no Importer de- Ticndcnt upon the federal authorities solely. Some cities like Frankfort-on-Maln , when- the local authorities do not want to curtnK the general business by picayune dllllcul- tles put In the way of her merchants , put no obstructions In the way of Importers as long us the gc-neral law * and the necessary sanitary regulations nre compiled with. The situation is , howovrr. not as au spicious In other states nnd i-ltlcs. Then- Is , In the first place , the kingdom of Sax ony , mentioned above. It la a manufactur ing district , nnd millions of dollars' worth of dry goods , curtains , IUCCIN velvets , toys , glassware , ciilnawaro , otc. , are annually purchased by the United States. TRADE TAXED TO DEATH. Nevertheless the objections and obstruc tions of American meats and meat product. ! are of such nn annoying and explosive char acter there that It Is Impossible to bring a pound of American meat or pork Into th kingdom and sell It at a prollt. After all thn regulations of the Imperial law have been complied with , the kingdom levies a Hcnarntn duty of 5 pf. ( IMc ) per pound upon all meats , fats and meat products. Now your meat has passed the German frontier , has paid a duty of 17 marks per 100 kilo and a pf. per pound to pass tlio Saxon frontier : now comes the capital of Dresden nnd demands a local duty of 12 to 14 pf. GWW/sc ) additional per pound ; bur even if you should be desirous of paying this third levy you cannot do so before your meat has boon Inspected , mlerodgonli cally pleco by piece at the local slaughti1 house. For this little service the charco Is only 1 mirJe (23c ( ) ) for each piece so In spected ; whether It bo a strip of bacon or n , single bam Is Immaterial. Thou you run the chance of having your moat condemned nnd confiscated by the votorlnary surgeon , who Is the Inspector , and whose decision Is llnal , since any appeal made from same will In due course be referred back to this same olllclal by the higher authorities. It goeu without saying that nobody will take the chances of Importing any American meats Into the klngdon of Saxony , except , prob ably , canned meats and lard. I doubt whether the United States , under Its treaties with Germany. Is In a position to discriminate ngainst the goods cumins from any section or part of thu empire. If they could , there would bo no better oppor tunity nnd none demanding moro urgent nr- tlon than this case. Hut Saxony Is not the only part of Germany nor Dresden the only city where such a nulsanco Is in existence nnd where American meats arc barred. Worse reports como to me from1 other sec tions. Thu kingdom of Wurtemberg does not ad mit American meats and meat products un der any conditions whatever , except lard and canned meats. These articles have to pass through the local slaughter houses under all circumstances , and here the vet erinary surgeons , unable to find fault with the quality of the meals , object so frequently - quently to the quality of the preservatives used ( Y ) , the salt saltpeter , borxx , etc. , that attempts to get American mpnts Into thli kingdom nre as raru as a Sing Sing convlct'a going to heaven. Now to thu kingdom of liadon. Hero the state levies an eating duty ( verzebrungssteuer ) of 3Mi pf. ( ? io ) per pound ( In addition to the Imperial duty ) : then every city levies an extra duty of at least 5 pf ( l',4c ) per pound. To add In sult to Injury , the city of Frelborg , with the consent of the government , no doubt , m decreed that the slwi "Inferior Amer ican .Meats for Sale Hi-re , " must be dis played wherever the article Is dealt In Phq different cities of the kingdom of Haden , In addition to the nbove , call for nn examination fee , amounting to from 10 Wr * * * W8'O < H > * < MM > * E < HMM > Now please do not upon nil Hint house clctiuhiK by kucpliiK tip thosu old picture frauiPH Wo don't want you to buy pic- tnro frames JiiKt to pluasu us but , real ly , now franu'H nro In order and you can nffortl It , too for we are making to order all sorts of frames , from the plain est to tlio most sumptions , for tlie price you usually pay for lumber yard mould. Iiifj AVe iniiko thoni hero In Omaha In our factory Have hundreds of them ready-made If you're In an awful bli , ' hurry but It doesn't take much longer to mala- thorn Just as yon want them. A. HOSPE. Jr. , Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. Wo devote particular attention to ocu- lists' prescriptions for glumes or dupll- outing leusos We JUavo yet to neo the case from an oculist which we can not 1111 Our house IB different from others from the fact that wo manufacture grinding every known combination of curvatures on tspcctaclo lonsra on Hhort notice anil guarantee absolute Hatlsfuc- tlon Our facilities are still further Increased - creased by the operation of our three houses ouo ut Denver at Kansas City nnd ut Omaha Our aim In Omaha Is to maintain our reputation , for artistic scientific and practical optical work of nil klnda. Columbian Optical Co Manufacturing Opticians , Wholesale and Ilctull. 211 South 16th St. Pf. ( S'4e ) to 1 mark (25 ( V p r piece , to local regulations , Nojulocr oC ment can be brought Into any clly. them which hoa not been presented * mlhMcnlIy Inspected. ACM IS OP IlXBl'.KC'TION. I could continue lo.that strain indefi nitely. but will clto bnt one more Instance , which cnps the cllmsuc. It Is the city of Muhlhnuscn. In the Ahn < ; p. that part of Germany which the- victories of 1870 to 1S71 reunited to the fnthermrfd. Hero , as In nil the other Instances , ( very piece of Ameri can meat has to pass the examination ot the veterinary tuirgoW at the slaughter house , nnd Is , after , thn , payment of nil duties nnd Inspection IM ( Imperial , state and local ) , once for all -found "bud nnd un wholesome. " conflseateil nnd Immediately destroyed. This lmm < * HatB : destruction makes , of course , cvoijjl future recourse , ap peal , claim or Investigation Impossible , the more so Plnce Tiere. Also nll'eoinplnlnts ' made to the ministry ( cabinet ) nre referred tmrk to their origin for decision. Owing to the many complaints mndetit has been ordered i that n. piece of meat conilctiined nnd con- [ flscnted shall be sent ( In dried condition ) to the chief of the province of Strassbutg ( thr > cnpltnl ) . but It goes without saying that there nre found upon nil meats , from nnl- mals killed for some lime , some smnll ml- erobes not harmful to health , and that n dry sample sent nfter conflFcntlon does not represent thn true condition of the meat on the Any of Its arrival. A very prominent Importer of American meats In south Ocr- tnnny. to whom I nm Indebted for this In formation , Informs me thnt five or six ihlp- mcnts made to Muhllmusen resulted In ns many expensive confiscations as slilpni-nts were mnue. He has therefore1 jp.xned to try shipping to that city nn.i rofu m orders from liutehers. Some lumln.M * In panned goods Is done with grocers , but not without much dlllleulty nnd annoyance. I wish to call the attention of the presi dent of both houses of congress , of the hon orable the secretary of stnte. the honorable the secretary of agriculture nnd of the es > - tecmed chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry - ' dustry to this preposterous stnto of nfTnlrs , for which n remedy .In some form or other should , nnd certnlnly rnn , be found. I siinll continue my Investigation nud report from different sections of the empire. VATIOXAIi MJAOl'lJ OP MUSICIANS. An Effort < o Secure ln Con volition for Oiiiiilia .Next Venr. Julius Meyer left last night for Kansas City as a delegate and accredited rcprcocnt- atlve of the local musical union to the National League of Musicians , which con venes In that city today. lie will make n strong effort to have Omaha selected as tlio convention point for next year , and relics upon his pcrsucslve powers , backed up by the attractions of the TransmlssUslppl Ex- pasltlon , to overcome the objection likely to bo raised against lo.-atlnu two consccu- tlvo annual conventions In the same section of the country. The National League of Musicians IB the largest and meat Important musical feder ation In this country. Its convmt ons usua ly comprise from 500 to COO delegates from alt the principal cities of the United States. The coming of such a body of representative musicians to Omnba during the progress of the exposition Is regarded as certain to bene fit thu expedition itself , ns well as greatly stimulating the cause of music In this city. Mr. Meyer carries letters from Governor Holccnjb and Acting Mayor ttlngham , cordially Inviting the league on behalf of the state and city , respectively , to select Omahn as Its meeting place In 1893. Tha letters nro us follows : EXECUTIVE C1IAMIJ13U. LINCOLN , Neb. , May I , 1897. President National League of Musicians. Kansas City , Mo : Dear Sir I desire to call the attention of the National L = agud of Musicians to the Ocsdrabillty of Omaha , an the place of meetIng - Ing of the league for 1HU. The metropolis of Nebraska enjoys a favorable reputation for the entertainment of large conventions , and I feel sure that the musicians * will rc- cplvo a rtrdlal welcome should they decide to hold their next nntlonal convention In that city. The Transmlsjtsslppl and Inter- ratlon.U Imposition is to be held nt Omaha during the summer bf ISli , and the mem bers of your league would doubtless enjoy a visit to the exiwsitlon at that time. On aieounl of tl'p exposition during next year , an unusual number of convent Ions will bu held ut Unuilm , and there will bo ample I facilities for the entertainment of all. I Sincerely trusting tlmt your league may see lit to select Omaha an the place oC meet ing for } ? ! 'i ' I am , yours very truly , 81 LAS A. HOLCOMI3. Governor. MAY01VH OFFICE.'OMAHA ' , May 1. JS)7. ! ) Nnt'fimi Liague if M'uslcinns of the Unlteu States : Gentlemen 1 have the honor on.ibnhnlf of this city of Omnliu to ex tend to the National League of AIuylclinR cf U.e I'nltcil States a moat cordial Invitation i to hold its mci'tlng In 1VJ5 In Omaha , where I \\ill be 1 tld during said year the Trans- mltbls..lppi nril Intenmtlonai Exposition. It will be the Siicuial effort of the r-presenta- i' i'M , ind c'lizvns ' of Omaha to welcome all visitors and make en lovable tbolr sojourn in our tll > . Respectfully , AU. . I.iNGIlAM , Acting Mayor. ClirlHtinii liiiilenrnr llnlex. CHICAGO , May 3. The executive commlt- too of the Western Passenger association niut today to complete i.a report on the rules and arrangements for the convention of the So ciety of Christian Endeavor. The general meeting of iho association will bo held tomor row and the report of the executive commlt tee will bo submitted. It Is not likely that any material change will bo made In the report of the committee , which has already ] boon published. The n.eeting today spent ) some llttlo lime In the consideration of rules j and arrangements for excursion business j during the coming summer. Tlii'otrii from Illx Edward Case , nn old man living near Fort Crook , while driving- horse nnd wagon near Sixteenth and Howard streets last evening was thrown to Iho pavement nnd badly Injured. He wns taken into a tlruif store nearby , and a physician called who attended him. Case received n number of cuts and bruises about tbo head and wns badly shaken up. ' i Four I'erMOllM Drinvned. LOUISVILLE. Ky. , May M. A special to the Evening Post from Gallntln , Tcnn. , ays : John Nolan , his two little daughters ' j nnd u man whose name could not be learned i were drowned yesterday In the river above here. The skiff was overturned nnd tne 1 father tiled to tnko his children to shore , ! but tin ) awlft current swept nil four of i them under. r ni5 iJX.VTItff OP IJRTBCTIVn COX Document In AnUod for ! > r thn Police C'oiiinilKxIon. The flro and police board met In regul weekly session last evening with Member Gregory , 1'eabody , DulUrd and Herdmann present and Acting Mayor Ulngham In the chair. ' Captain D. J. Morris of Chemical company Xo. 7 wns arraigned for violation of the flro department rules , with IMpctnan Hobert Hick as the prosecuting wltncjs. The old veteran driver , George niako o No. 3 , next toed the scratch , charged will falling to properly attend to the "walch call. * A flimsy care 'was made against the veteran yet ho was docked his "offs" for nine days. The case against Detectives Cox ant Bloom , charged with fnlfely arresting ant Imprisoning Herbert Dlackmore , was post poned for ono week on account of the ab eenco of Detective Illoom. Sergeant Mitchell and Officer Storey wcr then given an opportunity to tell why the arrested and threw Into the city hostile th person of J. J. Donovan , a twenty-year rcsl dent of the city and a highly cMecmet workman nt the smelting works. Donovan In company with a fellow workman namci Nccley , was on his way homo on the nigh of .April 17 , when the two officers accostet them nnd with little coriinony placed them under arrest. Sergeant Mitchell , after In vcjUgatlng Into tlio character of the tw men , and ascertaining that they were al right released his man , but Storey sum moncd Iho "hurry wagon" nnd took Donovni to jail. The witnesses apparently mailo n strong taso against tbo officer for mallclou. nrrest , but the charges were dismissed. John Coylo of hook ami ladder No. 1 , wa on the carpet for disorderly conduct , using profane language In the company quarters which nil meant that the said Coylo am Truckman McCioud had a llltlo "mill. " In which a lot of language not prescribed ii the regular 'fireman's ' text book , and an ax took on active part. Mr. McCioud maul tested n desire to chop Mr. Coyle In two nnd Mr. Coylo resisted nnd In the melee hi Mr. ' .McCioud a crack on the proboscis and also took a kick at him as he attempted to fly the coop. What all the difficulty orlg Inated about was not determined , but the evl denco left n vague Impression that "boozo1 was at the bottom of the affair. Any way botli men were mulcted to the extent o sixty days "offs. " 'Char-sea ' woiv preferred against Officer M McCarthy by William J. Carey for Inter ferrlng with the latter'a family affairs. Oi motion the charges were reported back to the chief of police , The number of days lost liy absentee during the month of April was ninety-nine nrd the number of meals furnished cltj prisoners 1,310. Lcivei ot absence were granted to Officer Hathaway five days , Drunimy five days Her fl\v daja ; Firemen Gardner ten days Cogan ten days , Morrell fifteen days , I aux ten days , Wnvrlm ten days. Tb3 resignation of Special Policeman Mnr ling wca accepted. The matter of furnishing the fire depart ment with straw hats was referred to Chic lledell with power to act. Kd Lceder drew a prize In the shape ot at appolr-tmcnt on the fire department. Flrcmoii Cavanaugh , who was dlsmlsBct last week , nske-d to have his discharged re yoked and that lie bo given a chance to re sign , which request was granted. Chief Detective Cox was requested to ham In hit ] resignation , and upon the receipt o this document the charges now stiuidlti ] against him will be dismissed. Catarrh In tin ; Tlenil Is & dangerous disease. It may lead dl rectly to consumption. Catarrh is cause by impure blood , and the true way to cur It Is by purifying the blood. Hood's Sar sapartl'a ' cures catarrh because It remove the causa of It by purifying the blood. Thou sands testify that they have been cured'by Hood's Sarsaparilln. Hood's Pills are purely vegetable nnrt d not pui'ge , pain or gripe. All druggists. 25c AMUSEMENTS. The sensational drama , "Th I'lre Patrol' wns presentcn by the BIttner Theater Com pany at > I3oyd's last night. "The Galley Slavo" will bo presented tonight. In con junction with the drama Parson Davlcb pugilistic aggregation , including Jimmy Barry , champion batamwelght and Bob Armstrong , champion colored heavyweight at America , will give a sparring and scien tific bag punching exhibition. Scats wlil be. placed on fiale this morning tor the coming appearance Friday night , at Lhe Crelghton , of the phenomenal soprano Ellen Beach Yaw. Miss Yaw will bo ac companied by Maxmllllan Dick , the popular I'lolln virtuoso , and Miss Georglella Lay iiianht. The coming concert will be under Lhe auspices of the Young Woman's Chris tian association and the Woman's club. Orris Ober , who ntarrcd last season In Du Mnurler's play "Trilby , " and who la spending a few weeks In Omaha before re suming her tour , has consented to appear at ho Frank Lea Short Benefit , Crelghton .heater , May 15. .Miss Obcr will present iV. S. Gilbert's "Sweethearts , " assisted by Miss May North and Mr. Short. t TimiMi-lt n Wliinrr. Tint Thurston Hllles gave their regular nontbly competitive drill hist night , fol- owed us usual with n dance. A largo num- > er of friends of the organization were ire-sent and thoroughly enjoyed the pro- TAin cf six-teen dances. Hcfreshments vcra served late In theevening. . The prize icdal was won by Sergeant Jesse Tomsett. . &S & ! $ k& With spring COIIK-S gnnlpnlntf and gas- ollno stoves anil tliero'n no stove lllo the "Insuraiico" for It Is the best , slovo made no question ahout It at all Wo'vo sold clwiii out of our llrst lot- anil Just got In a new carload Saturday Homo $14. 00 ones among thuiir somu moro refrigerators Ilurds Wo don't sooin lo ho ahlo to gel theni fast enough Is It because no one else sells refriger ators , or Is It bei'Utisa the Ilunl Is the host ? $ .VI < ) aud ujH-Ice boxes for $ . ' 1.25 And our tin shop It's amazing the umouiit of work our 'tinners ' can do In a ilay and do If'todny ' they not tomor row or next wc > ek-Hnit"whisn , you want It at llttlo oi no co 't. , * A. C. . . RAYMER , IIUILUEKS * HERE , 1514 St. You can't afford to ho blind to the choice of monoy-savlng It's moro In teresting to yon than to us although both are concerned Wo gtiarunteo more than ordinary economy , and our state ments bear the closest Investigation , which will ho positively proved by prob ing our offerings We only denl In car- puts and curtains hut wo have four floors and a basement full of thorn Our Ktyles nro exclusive , besides having the best that others have and our prices nro never questioned It's a knnck wo have to always fill the expectations of buyers , i , , Omaha Carpet Co 1515 Dodge St , TA T I tri > ! > PIt/lMT IMMTPttO TO TAKE SCHOOL CENSUS Board of Education Selects the Enumerators for the Work. POSITION FOR SIXTH WARD CONTESTED llunril Coin Into n HentllooU Over tlic nnil ConiiirniiilHfH by Sc- Tom Dnvln n * n Dnrk Home. The regular session ot the Hoard of Edu cation last night was prolonged by a stub born dead lock on the selection of one ot the ccnsua enumerators In the Sixth ward. The remainder of the list wna easily disposed of but the board hung flro between 12. M. Hob- Insou and C.V. . Johnson for ono ot the Sixth ward places with the result that both men were left. After a tedious succession of ballots Tom Davis wta selected as a com promise. The following census enumerators were elected. Klr.st ward Henry Intnnn , J , C. Ken- Second ward-Joseph Mlelml , C. P. Kdnn. Third ward James Smith , Samuel Simon- sou. Fourth ward-George S. Hlckox , J. L. Praneh ) . Fifth ward J. H. Uruner , II. S. dlllcsple. Sixth ward-Thomas Davis , T. II. Lymnn. Seventh waul Mis. Minnie C. Mnyull , George S. McGregor. ICIghth ward-Mrs. A. 13 , Hough , C. J. \Veslenlahl. Ninth wind M. G. Kdwards , John Vnu Gilder. The report of Superintendent Pcarso In dicated a school ir.embcrHhlp of 13,138 at the end of April. This Is I'llghtly In excess of the attendance on the corresponding data n year ago. Applications for positions as teachers were received from : Fidelia Straffnlt , W. J. Flint , Jessie L. Yonlo , N. 'Maude 1'lerco , Margaret Mortimer , M. A. Cook , Harriet I1 , Host , Marcla O. Smith and J. F.Voolcy. . They were referred. A lot of applications for posi tions as janitors and census enumerators were also referred. 1'KOF. WILSON HB31C5NS. The resignation of J. M. Wllpon , ns In structor In mathematics at the High school , was accepted. The pupils of the High school were granted n lialf holiday on the afternoon of May 21. This In the occasion of the annual High school field day. The board determined not to fill the va cancy at the High school caused by the resignation of 1'rof. Wilson during the pres ent year. W. B. Brooks wsa continued to 1111 tlio position , temporarily at a salary of ? SO a mouth. The bond of A. G. Hdwnrds as > treasurer for the echool district was approved. The bond Is for $200.000 , with Alvln Saunders , St. A. D. Ualcombo and W. A. Smith cs surctlra. The purchase of a band saw for the man ual training department of the High school was authorized at a cost of $ U5. Tlio committee on text books recommended that no changes bo inado In grammar and physiology during the present year and that the committee be given until the second meeting In July to report In regard to his tory and geography. The first recommenda tion wao adopted , but the history and geog raphy proposition was referred back to the commltteo with instructions to report at tha next meeting. | GUNS FOU THE CADETS. A resolution was adopted requesting the secretary of war to provide the High school cadet.i with the arms necessary to complete their equipment. i The secretary was directed to procure diplo mas for the graduating class of the High school and the 'principal and superinten dent were authorized to engage one ot the opera houses for the graduation exercls-eo. Iroy moved that the High school year be extended to ten months. A'an Gilder offered an amendment to Include all tlio schools and the question served to Introduce the usual de bate. It was settled by laying both motions on the table. KxtrmlKIoii I'liper * for MrVoy. Chief of Detectives Cox got out extradi tion papers yesterday for Willie McVcy , a well known Omaha , thief , who is at present under arrest in Council Bluffs. McVoy Is particularly wanted In this city for the burglary of the residence of Hev. J. II. Wilson. The Job wns done about a month ago and was committed ono Sunday night while the doctor and his family were at church. A valuable watch wna secured us booty by the thieves. John Coover was nr- n rested In this city for < h fnmn Job nnrt wan lately bmmd over to the- district court by Judge Gordon on a ehnrfrc of burglary * McVey , when nsked by Cox n. f6w days ago If he would return for trial without ex tradition papers , replied In the npKntl-p. The iKillcr llgure they hnve ft clear c < to against him , ni > the watch was afterwards I .1 recovered from a pawnbroker to whom ho Is said to Imve sold it. St'lI.VIl ' PACTOHV IS II * 1'roM'i'Pl * Arc K\ilnlnc < l to iho \orfliildei- * . The bent sugar factory project V.-RS broilghl up for consideration nt the meeting of th N'ortlmldo Improvement club at Krfllng's lull last night. The matter was explained by \V. N. Nation , who Is one of the Incorporatori of the company that proposes to put the fac tory Into operation before Hie pnnsAgo of another year. Mr. N.ISOII flta'.ed that the project waa brought before the Northslile club because the present site considered for the factory was a norths ! lo location. The best offer o far received was from the Kasl Omaha hind company , which has nKrecil to donate ten ncica to the east of the \Vhllo Lead works on the Island. If this pUce Is selectn.l the bridge company has promised to take J25.000 of the stock mid Council Blurts another $25- 000. Mr. Nason eahl that the factory was to bo a model one. to cost not Icrs than $250- 000 , and was to have ix capacity of turning out 350 tons of sugar a day. The company was capitalized at $3SO.OOO. but $100,000 wen to bo laid away In anticipation of the lima wlii-n the capacity of the factory would bo Increased to 700 tona dally. If the necessary money can bo raised ttio building will bo commenced In the fall , contracts with far- mew for beats will bo entered Into In Au gust , the machinery will bo put In In the spring , and ncllvo operations will be begun In the fall of 1SSS. The sugar factory proper Is expected to run tKO days In the yrar , but It will really bo In operation nil the year around In the manufacture of by product' . The factory will ho run at an ex- pento of $1,630 n day and will annually dls- tribute $300,000 to farmers and workmen. After giving thla resume of the prospects Mr , Nason dwelt upon the advantages offered by the proposed factory as n speculation , llo Bald that 11 was perfectly safe , ns there was always a ready market for BURST. Kvery safeguard will be used to protect the tock- holders and none of the stock will be watered. It Is Intended to have the management n purely local one nt nil times. Mr. Naflon also pointed nut the value of such n factory ns a public ImproM'im'iit. Ho spoke nf the opportunity It offered the farmers and labor ers of the county. He also predicted that If the factory was started It would bo the fore runner of others , which would ultimately make the sugar Industry of the city second only to the packing houses. The club dlscusi-ed the matter for some time and the expressions were very favorable to the project. A committee was finally appointed - pointed to bociu the scheme and to solicit subscriptions to the stock. This committed Is composed of Joseph llrdmau , C. 0. Lobcck and 12. C. Krllliig. Tlio next meeting of the club will occur on the Unit Monday night In June. "Millions " of bottles of Cook's Imperial Chain * pagne , extra dry , hnve been drank , always leaving n tnsto for moro. l.leeiiHex. Permits towed Imve been issued to the following parties by tlio county judge : Name ami Residence. ARO , Lafayette M. Stanley. Omaha. . 2J Hello Hayluirst , Omaha . 22 William J. Silk , Omaha . 2J Mary O'Day. Omaha . 21 ! John Dwornlc , South Omaha . 21 Frances Sterba , South Omaha . IS ICclnll Iiiiiitlieriiicn Commit. The executive commltteo of the Nebraska lU'tail Lumber Dealers' association mot at the Dcllone hotel yesterday to transact such business In connection with the association as needed attention. In ino evening tlio members of the committee were Initiated Into tlio mysteries of the Knights of Ak- Sar-Hen. .Ttist iintlcu that do laugh Kvory- boily's cleaning up those days , so Drox TJ. Shooman thought ho'd whitewash his barn he foil anil the whltownsh did lee and the dog laughed getting even with Drox for licking him the other day Wo are cleaning house , too For tomorrow wo'vo laid out a lot of ladles' $ : UX ) and $1.00 black and tan oxfords to clear outi nt lSe-1.S-l.OS-Tlioy are in small Kl/.e.s , from 2 -fXr-but you can't buy common house nllppcra for the price of these oloRiint affairs , which are only no priced bernimur of their smiill Mixes If your foot Is BiualJ , you'ro In luck. Drexei Shoe Co , , l/Jl / ! ) FAKNAM. Bond for our IlliiHtrnted Catalogue. Frc We know it and we'd like very much that yon should know It that our now spring designs in "cut glass" are be yond question tlio best wo have ever yet placed on sale and that's equiva lent lo saying that nothing liner oxIstH There Is , for instance , a most beauti ful affair In n "cut glass" burry bowl entirely new In shape and cut priced nt SflB.OO whlcli will have a great run Hcrry bowls for $ S.X-for ( ) $ .r 0 and more "Cut Ola KM" ware In profusion In which quality and price are llrmly wedded Wo engrave stationery of all kinds at most moderate prices , C. S. Raymond , JEWELER , 15th and Douglas. Perhaps yon don't believe that wo will Bell yon an 1807 Fowler bicycle for $70.00 You Just try us once Of course it'H cash and while you'ro hero let us explain to you how wo can neil yon a $100.00 Hnclld-l ! )7 ) for $ -15.00 spot cash fully guaranteed by ns mid Iho factory in every rc-spect and say Just note tills down we have the reputation of being the broadest guarantee house In this city and our tialcHinen nro the most iiccoininodallng doesn't matter whether you want to buy JOe : worth of oil borrow a wrmch buy a Kowlor THIS * frame , or a National , whoso "rid ers never change their mount. " Kearney Cycle Co. , Bicycles and Bicycle Sundries 422 S. 15th St. , Omaha