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8 THE OMAHA DAILY HER ; WUNDAY , ITOVEMTllBR 7 , 1807.
TRANSFER OF A RAILROAD Leased Line Now Becomes tin Integral Part of the Bnrlington. TRANSACTION A MERE MATTER OF FORM 11 lit Horn Son ( Itern I.lnr , llullt li > JliirllnKton Cnpllnl , Will H TonfliT lie Oprrnti-il from Ilrniliiiinr- UfH III Uinnlin. By a mere act of bookkeeping the Dig Horn Southern railway , extending In Mon tana from Hillings to the southern boundary of the stale , a distance of 1BO miles , ban been changed from o leased line of the Uurllngton , system to a line owned and con trolled by the Uurllngton & Missouri Hlvcr railroad. Henceforth It will be an Integral part of the Uurllngton system and will be managed from the headquarters of the U. & M. In this City. This line was constructed In 1895 for the purpose of connecting the Hurllngton. rail road with the Northern Pacific nt Hillings , Mont. The ; capital was furnished by the Chicago , Durllngton & qulncy railroad , but Iho construction was done by a separate corporation known as the Hlg Horn Southern , company. At the annual meeting of that company , held In this city August 19 , 1890 , the transfer of the line to the Hurllngton cystcm was authorized. An nearly all of the stock In the Hlg Horn Southern was owned by Burlington people the change from a leased line lo & line owned by the Hurllngton li not n great one. In this connection It may bo remarked that nearly all th * DnrlliiR.-on'i lines In the west were built by sena.Mte corporations , In which Uurllngton people own.Jl a majority of the stock , with the undemanding tlmt the si-p- nralo lines would later ho merited Into HIP Uurllngton system. This has been the Uurllngton pollqy throughout the west , and 1ho transfer of Iho Ulg Horn Southern Is merely another exemplification of It. The figures connected with the purchase of the Dig Horn Southern have not bcn given out. It was stated at 11. & M. headquarters hero yesterday that as the change was merely an act of bookkeeping Ihe purchase price was not known hero. The deal was consum mated al a special meeting of the Hlg Horn Southern Railway company held at Helena , Mont. , on Thursday. M. vxs OK THIJuv < : ri.K nn.in. I'nilinbllKy of ICxti-iiHloiiM llotuu ; Coin- Itli'ttMlc.vt Sriixnii. Several circumstances presage the early realization of the plans of A. K. Stlllwell nntl the capitalists back of him In the Mis- eourt , Kaifcas & Texas Trust company. The fulfillment of all the Intentions of this corporation Include the operation of a mil- road from Omaha to Port Arthur , Tex. , on the Gulf of Mexico ; the absorption of the Omaha , Kansas City & Eastern and the Omaha & St. Louis railroads , extending from hero to Qulncy , III. , Into the Kansas City , I'itlsburg & Gulf Hallway system , ami the extension of the Omaha , Kansas City & Pastern railroad from Qulncy III. , to Beards- town , 111 , , to connect with the llaltlmore & Ohio Southwestern Hyetem. Such , It Is said. Is the ultimate ulm of the projoclors of the great railway sjstrtu tint Is destined to work a change In western traffic matters and which ls already operating ( ing a railroad from Kansas City lo the gulf nnd receiving moro business than It can con veniently handle. The consummation of these plans , It Is contended , will give to Omnha not only a new southern outlet for Us grain but will al o give , this city direct oonnnctlon with another eastern trunk line than thope centering II ) Chicago. It was oinclixlly announced In Kansaq Pity yesterday' that tlio Missouri , Kansas & Texas Trast company. the financial corpora tion back" the Knnses Clt > 4 , Plttsburg R- Gulf rallrbad , had decided to llnanclor the construction of o railroad fifty miles In length connecting Qnlnoy , III. , with Ueardstonn , I 1. . and the Oulf Hystcm with the Daltlmore & Ohio. This announcement has been uwulted nvlth much Interest for some time. It Is not If known when work will bo begun , but it Is [ " ' . ' presumed as soon as the spring se.uon makes railroad building practicable. .NAS11 ISOT AIIICIIVOHIUHI ) . Kot Dlxtiirlirrt OVIT I.niMO iif Union l > iivlU < < Itrlilurc. The telegraphic report from Chicago to the ffcct that the Rock Island and the Mil waukee railroad companies are somewhat disturbed over the prospect of the Union ( Pacific's reorganization and Its probable effect on their leases for an entrance Into Hi In city , was much discussed In local raih way circles yesterday. As none of the members of the Union Pacific reorganization committee nor any of the general officers of thp other , two roads concerned arc * here there Is absolutely nothing known , about the probable outcome of the mooted iiucHtlon. A man very familiar with Union Pacific Affairs not. long ago said to The Dee that the bridge question had not been considered by the Union Pacific reorganisation com mittee. ami would not until after the con firmation of the > sale , which Is expected to come along In December. Asked tor his opinion on the matter yesterday General Western Agent Prcd A. Nosh of the Milwaukee said : "I have not been Into the Chicago headquarters for some lttlo | time , nnd am therefore not qualified to speak , It Is my opinion. , honttver , that there Is , no excitement about the matter over there. I did not know The Dee was' so much read over In Chicago. The Associated Press report closely resembles the article on this subject printed In The Uco some time ago. " y XotrN nnd I'lTHiinalx. President Perkins of the Durllngtou and General Manager Holdrvge of the D. & M. returnnd Friday after n trip of Inspec tion over the Hurllugton line between hsie and Denver. J. II , McDonnell , eiiperluttndcnt of ma chinery and motive powur , and L. H. Korty , superintendent of telegraph , Union Pacific , loft for a trip of Inspection over the line Friday afternoon , Tliero la some la } } ; In Kansas ( 'tt > of the entrance of the St. Joseph & Grand Inland railroad , formerly a part of the Union Pa cific Hystcni , Into Kansas City aver the line of the I'JttphurK & Gulf By tem. General Passenger Agent Lomax of the Union Pacific says the outlook for California travel during thocunlug winter Is very good. lie do'H not believe , however , that the yellow foyer plague In the south will divert any great amount of transcontinental travel to tbo northern lines. An unknown man , severely Injured , WIIB picked up on the Union Pacific near Keur- ncy yesterday morning. Ono foot had been cut off ant ] he had sustained1 Injuries about his head. Just when or how ho wasrttruck by a train Is not known , and an Investigation If being mndo. Ho uns carried to Kearney ami given mcdlutl attention , The Milwaukee will soon begin the con- etructlon of a handnomo pngxcnger station In Minneapolis to take tha placu of a struc ture that has lioen doing duty slnio 1X70. Tim building will bu about 1-0 foot square , nnd will have a tower 170 feet In height. It will bu built In renaissance styltt , and will liavu ono uncomnum feature a Hat roof. A handsomu Xmas souvenir given awa > by niNlillAUTlth each do/on , cabinet rilOTOGltAPHS. 1520 Douglas st. , To ( 'ullfornlu , 1'i'rxiiiiiilly Coiiiliicti-il Tourist car exclusions for California leave Omaha 4'jr > every Thurmlay afternoon tVla the Hurllngton route. Arrive San Fran cisco Sunday evening. Los An-scles Monday -C90 t. Tickets , J40. llerths. J5. Full Information mation at ticket oillce. 1502 Farnam street Call or write. J. 1) . Ituyuolds , city pauson- ger agent , Omaha. _ Ur. II. Ilaniacdottl , the veterinarian fcsB lemovert to Hobertson'B ( italics. 2Sth am ! Leivenworth. Tel , 819 ; residence tcl. 639 , Hcsa & Hwoboda , Mortals. 1411 Farnam St 'Phone 1001. I'alrau , cut ( loners and bulbs ilall order * . 1UI5I1. JOHNSON Heatrlee II. , Infant ilanglitei of Mr. und Mm. W. Krimt JoluiKon , nt tlielr home , MO South ittth Htrci-t , Sntur day mornlnif , Internu'iit TuMduy , No vemuer 8tti. ut Mount Hope cuinvtrry [ llochenter. New York. Omuha aervlcea TIII2 TI3IKIMIOM3 CVSI3 , 1'hc Trlrptiono CniiipnnJlvon Hit Side of Tliln tVlrlirnlPit Cnnc. In order that the public may have fuller nformatlon of the questions Involved In the mandamus suit brought by John O. Yelser igalnit the Nebraska Telephone company The Dec asked for a brief statement by a eprcieatatlve of the company , who said : We do not regard , nor should the public accept , the action of the supreme court In ; ranllng a supersedcas , staying proceed- ngs upon the Judgment of the district court , as being In any sense a reflection upon the district court. The action of the supreme court was not a review of and did not over- ulo any discretionary ruling of Iho district court. The application of the company for a snpcrsedcas was presented In the supreme court AS an original question and not upon any claim of error In the ruling of the dls- rlct court. A record showing was made In ho supreme court , upon which It was claimed that the court In the exercise of Is own discretion , and Independently of any ullng whatever In the district court , should grant a supersede. in order that the com- > any If successful In that court might reap he benefit of Its Judgment. On Inspection of the record that court found that qucs- Ions were Involved of great Importance ; hat the district court In the rendition of Its udgment may tiavc been wrong ; that the company has a constitutional right to have he Judgment reviewed , and that If the su- ircmo court should determine that the dls- rlct court was "wrorog In Ita Judgment the udgment of Ihe supreme court would , nt cast , bo partially and substantially de- calcd , If Ihe judgment of the district court van permitted to bo enforced pending the wring In the supreme court ; that enforce ment of the judgment of the district court otlld be stayed without any Injury to Mr. Yelecr , because ho could he secured against oss and could , In the meantime , have the crvlcc of a telephone If h'c desired , These : orwldcratloiiB , differing In some degree at east from thoSe .which were presented to the district fourt , Indilccd the surtcme court without any reference whatever to any ullng In the district court to suspend the udgment of that court until the case could 10 heard In the supreme court. Tliero Is a qulto general mtsundcrstaiid- ng im to what this case Involves. It Is not rue , as has been supposed by many per- ons , Hint It Involves the question , whether ho rates of a telephone company are sub- ect to state regulation or not. This quts- lon Is In no manner raised In the caec , and vc do ciot deny that the rates are subject o such regulation , by the legislature , or hrough an admlnlsttatlvo board created by ho legislature , to whom the power Is dele gated , lint , of course , we do not admit that he rates should bo reduced , because It Is easily shown that Iho rates arc now , when considered with reference to the Intrinsic aluo of the service rendered , and with ref erence to any other matter material to the xitronB of the company , iihonomcnally low. Wo perform a service not unllko that of ho mall service , or a messenger service , but a service very much more valuable o our ixitrons , and at a very snmll fraction of the cost of mall sorvlre , or messenger service. The overagu cost per conversation In this city , to the patrons of ho Nebraska Telephone company , Is con siderably less than 2 cents slightly more han 1 cent ; yet In ono of these conversation * ! the panics are practically face to face , com- iiunlcatlnK Instantly , and each one cxprcss- nK to the other what ho desires to say. The whole thing Is accomplished In a few nlnules. By mall service It would requlie at Itoi3t two letters , ocrhajis many more , many times ax much time , and the cost of stationary and postage would be at least our times as much. A comparison with any messenger service would be much more favorable to . .he telephone service. It Is a mistake almost universally made by people who form conclusions as to the profits of nislness they know nothing about , that they isually assume that , because there Is a large ncome , there must , of necessity , be a large profit. They can see , from the extent and character of the business that Unnecessarily jrouuces a largo gross Income , out they fall to appreciate the amount of cost Involved In maintaining and prosecuting the business. It would probably sumrlso many people In Omaha If they were Informed that during the [ > aat ten years the average of all dividends paid to stockholders by the Nebraska Tele phone company has been but C.35-100 per cent annually. Yet , this is true , and It was & showing of this fact , together with thr fact above mentioned , and others bearing upon the value and cost of the service per formed by the company , to the legislature at Us last sesslou , which led that body to defeat bills pending for the reduction of the company's lates. The case presents two questions never be fore , so far &ac know , or have been able to learn , regarded as law anywhere. They aro. If law. of vast Importance , not merely to the telephone company , but to every quasi public corporation which Is subject tcj legislative control , and the effect of them would be to paralyze every business of that character. Thej ate an applicable to other quasi public corporations os to telephone companies. It Is contended by Mr. Yelser , and be warf sustained by the district court , that any Individual may , by a mere avei- mc.it of a certain rate , which he himself names , will cn.ible the company to earn "n fair , leasonable and just dividend , " compel the company to respond to a' writ of man damus , and tlmt the court will then have power to determine what Is "a fair , rcabon- iblo and Just dividend. " to permit the com- pruy to earn , and .having so determined , It' will have power and It will be Its duty , to reduce the company's rates of charges so that they shall produce no moro profit than the amount which thecourt has decided I ? "a fair. * reasonable and just dividend ! " What Is "a fair , reasonable and just dividend" t.i be earned by a company of this character , Is a question which Is not susceptible of any kind of proof , and If the power resides In the courts to decide , It 1 * riot subject to any legal limitation. It would , In every caev , depend entirely upon the predilections of the judge. One judge In ono locality and sub ject to one kind of environments might say that . " . per cent should bo the limit ; another Judge , In a different locality or With differ ent environments , might be or the opinion that & pet cent should be the limit. It would hardly ho poaslblo to find two Judges who would have the hamo opinion. Yt-t , If the proposition contended forils bound , when ever auy Individual , with ur 'without ' leahon , brings a case Into court , he oin select tln > Judge befoii > whom he deslrec to bring It , and tluib compel thn eompan > to submit to a dcturnilimtlui u. " the amount of profit ( hit U should' lie pcimilled to'oarn.-unil to a re duction of lit rates , no" thai the business would produce no inoio than the profit al lowed by the particular 'judge , and this process would have to be lepeatcd as often ih" any Individual saw lit to Demand It , be cause a court ciuiuoi ieiuti > to entertain a caupc and render judgment , If It h jiauer The cmfunion IbaUwoiild be produced by Iho rxIslencD of fciiali a htw tan easily be1 seen , but the coi'fcequent disaster cannot even bo/ Imagined. The contention Is an obvious fallacy. There In no power In Iho state , or In any depart ment of the state gu ° ) eminent , and no end ; power hnH ever liesis contended fur by any ri-llectlng pernon. to place a limit upon the amount of protiu that an Individual or cor poration may imikc. II dnex not concern the ht'itu or the propln who deal with UICMI coi- porntlons how much the ) imike The thing with which HID stulo and the pcuplt < are con cerned is , whulbor or not the rutm charso'l by tliftin coiporalloiib aio tulr and iniFonrblP. If thn piTKoni , dealing with tlii-ui get In re turn for the money the ) pay a wrvlci- which IE rcjiiul In value to the money paid the ) liavu no ground for oumplulnt no inattoihuw ninth money the company muy In. making. That dooe not concern thrm. Of comc-p It In conceivable that profile , might bo BO enor mous' ) ' large uh to constitute home ovldenro that the rates charged were imreui-onably high , hut the pilmary quvHtlon , and the only question with which the ulate or HIP peoplu IMVU any concern , IB , whether or not , the * ficrvko performed by these companies Ik' , In fart , worth what they charge for Itti per formance. It It Is , the Mute has no right to Interfere meiely for the purpose of limiting ( lit- amount of profits to be made. Yet , In Ihlb cste Mr. Yelber piocceded entirely upon the theory that hu had the ilghi to demand lhat tha courl decide what percentage of profit ( hu company should bo permitted to earn , and to reduce the rotrs of Iho company bo Ibttt Iho IniBlnetri would produce no more. No corporation or individual would submit to tbo exercise of Eiirh a power as thlu , jf It could prevent It , CMMI it the power wat > to ho uxereUed by competent pcreonx , much Icsn when It In lo bo exercised upon ( ho demand of any person and by periiDnclio know nothing about the builnrfcs , who are not at all Inteleited In Its success , who at uma cone of the risks of Ices always attendant upon uch builuau. tad wlU nv kind of ur Bc against disaster produced by nnwlee unfair or Ignorant supervision. Judges may be good lawyers and wise Judges , but this does not qualify them to manage railroad companies , telegraph companies or telephone companies , and U Is not only probable , but certain , that nny business subjected to the management ) f courts In Iho way contended for by Mr. Yelser would Boon bo reduced to Insolvency , There Is another Important question whlcu arises In the case , viz : Whether the courts possess the poncr and are , therefore , rc- lulrcd , as often as demand Is made , to estab lish , by their Judgments , what shall be deemed and accepted as a reasonable charge for services to bo performed In future. That the legislature has this power Is not denied. It has been exercised by , probably , every stale legislature In this country , cttbcr di rectly or through an administrative board. It has been exercised by the legislature of this state , and such cxcrclso has been uns tained by the supreme court , as It has , also , by the courts of last resort In every state of tha union , and by the etiprcmo court of the United States. It has been universally regarded as a legislative function , by courts , legislatures , statesmen and lawyers. It has never been held to bo , or regarded , as a judicial function , and no court of last resort has , so far aa wo can' ascertain/ ever so de cided. Of course a court U competent to determine tiic reasonable value of n service already performed. In such n case the facts can all be shown by evidence , and the court can rcnd r a Judgment based upon the evi dence adduced , but when the question Is what -thing Is going to bo worth , during a future period , or at a future tlmo the courts are powerless. No evidence can bo produced and a court cannot pronounce Judgment without evidence. Its functions In this re spect are entirely dlffcrenl from Ihosc of a legislative body. Our constitution expressly forbids the courts from exercising any power which properly belongs to the legislature , and If the legislature can exercise this power It Is clear the courts arc positively forbidden to exercise U , Thcso questions It Is neces sary should bo determined by the supreme court of the state , not merely 'In tbo Interest of quasi public corporations , but In the Inter est of the public as well , because these cor porations perform a valuable and necessary service for Iho public , and anything which would cripple them and render them Incap able of performing the service efficiently' produces injury lo Ihe public. \ < MV nt South Oinalm. Rd D. Mcadlmbcr has moved the Novelty Carriage Works from 1G15 Chicago St. to the corner of 24th and J , South Omaha , occupying a two-story building 70x150. The ncrcasc In his South Omaha business made ; ho change necessary and ho Is now better prepared to manufacture , and do rcparlng. Gd needs no Introduction , being a resident of Omaha since 18C8 , working for A. J. Simpson vntil 1875 , when ho opened business for him self. Use the same old telephone , 243. Hfyii'ff ClirlMiuart Oder. In order to bring people early for Xmas work , thereby giving them and us plenty : lme we've decided to give free November 1st to December 1st with each dozen cablneta 3r larger photos , a dainty gold bow knot 'rame , In Itself a handsome Xmas gift. Our work Is better than ever. This offer Is the best we've ever made. Come early. HEYN. Photographer , 313-15-17 So. IGth St. Sam'l Burns Is giving away trading slamps. Got the best PHOTOGUAP.HS and Xmas souvenirs at UINEHAIVTS. 1520 Douglas st. Opening Fisher's cigar store , 1505 Farnam st. , Tuesday evening , November 9. Tlit * l < 'iiHt < 'Nt Time ( o n < * iivcr Is made by the Burlington's "Denver Limited. " Leaves Omaha later and arrives In Denver earlier than any train of any other line. Carries sleeping , dining and free chair cars. Makes only 11 stops In 53S miles. Runs ON TIME over a superb track. Leaves Omaha , 4:35 : p. m Arrives Denver , 7:13 : a. m. Tickets and berths at 1502 Farnam st. . Don't Koruet It. Tho' Missouri Pacific Railway Is1 running a Past Limited Train to St. Louis , Mo. , leav ing Webster St. depot dally 3:05 : p. m. , reachIng - Ing Kanst > 3 CUy same evening ; arriving at Grand Union Station , St. Louis , 7:20 : ths next morning. No change cf crs olany class. Night Express leaves 9:30 : p. m. , arrives Kansas City 6:25 : a. m. For further Informa tion call at company's offices , N. E. corner 13th and Farnam or depot , 15th and Web ster streets. THOS. F. GODFREY , J. O. PHILLIPPI. P. & T. A. A. G F. & P. lA. I'crsonnlly Comliiolol KxcnrNloriN to Ciillfomlii. VIA. UNION PACIFIC. Leave Omana every Friday , 3:30 : p. m. , reach ing San Francisco Monday , 9:15 : a. m. Cor respondingly fast time to Southern Califor nia. Twelve hours quicker than any other Personally Conducted Excursion Route from Missouri RU'er. City Ticket Office , 1302 Farnam Street. "The Overland Limited. " The most SUPERBLY EQUIPPED train west of the Missouri River. Twelve huurs quicker than avy other train to Pacific Coast. Call at Ticket Office. 1302 Farnam St Curd of 'rliiuiliH. Wo desire to express our thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us In the recent Illness and death of our mother , especially employes of the Bemls Bag com pany. HULDA JOIIN = ON. EMMA JOHNSON. ROBERT JOHNSON. ALMA JOHNSON. V. P. Chlodo , ladles' and gents' tailor. 1C12 Capitol avonue. Our garments fit. B. Haas , the florist , has a large , number of chrysanthemums for sale In 7. 8 and 9- Inch pots. In bloom and buds , 1813 Vlnton Jt. Tel. 776. _ _ _ Dr. Wlleox. dentist , rocm 501. Brown blk. A. I ) . T , Co , ; messengers furnished ; baggage - gage delivered. 1302 Douglas St. Tcl. 177. SlncUiiuin IrtiNfN III * Wnteli , Onrn Grlmesley , a stockman from -Rock Creek , Wyo. , rounded up the tpwn JPYIilay , and at about midnight took up his lodglnga " In a lower Farnam street hotel Yester day ho found that his wallet , containing $20 in'oish and a watch and chdln valued at $33 were missing. Grlmesloy thinks he was robbed In the hotel , Tao -proprietor , how ever , la of ( iio opinion the nun lost his property at some ether tlmo and place' . In u rubber bag foriuti ono of the best cures In tlio world for j'oljov- liitf tbo tootu- acbo , face aulie , t-tointicli nubo , in luot iin ucho of any kind. Wo hell a 2-qt. bet water bug for . .50o Warranted. A Hl'RI L'lllBS flllll- Wrltuforuutiloguo llciiloisln Hurif UriiirHiind Chemicals , SMKU.MAN & MCCOMMHI.I. DRUG co. 1513 liodicu St. , JMIdtllc of Illock. Into the Homes it Goes That's what SHERIDAN COAL dors the lieut for all purposes the besl for all people richer or poor Sold under an abso- lulo guarantee to glvo perfect satisfaction , HOW IT SECURES CONTRACTS Ray of Light Thrownnjfxm the Electric Light Oompnnyis Methods , WILEY SUING FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT Smutof ( lie . .Mnn > - TUInn * He llciinlroil In 1) i , , . , ] | | n Agree ment Ttltll tlltl-Colll- PIIIIJT. The DCO'B criticism of the electric light contracts made by the city with the New Thomson-Houston Electric Light company on the. grounda that there was something ques tionable In the way they were manipulated and pushed through the council and signed on the spot by Mayor Uroitch has received eomo emphatic support through a case started yesterday In the district court against the company by Solon L. Wiley , Its former manager. A light , only partial , but very Interesting as fnr as It gow Is thrown upon the methods employed by the company In Its business with the city. If the case should como to trial some facts Interesting to the general public and perhaps discomfiting to Bomo city officials nro likely to he disclosed. The case Is solely In Wllcy.'e Interests , the other facts being brought out Incidentally. He Is suing the company for breach of con tract In discharging him on January G of this year. Ho maintains that ho was employed 3n November 13 , 1S94 , under contract to hold : ho position of manager for three years from date. Ills salary was to hnvo been $5,000 a year. The company Is charged with break ing Its contract , and Wiley sues to recover the amount of his salary from that date until November 13. According to his figures this would amount to $4,051.60. In his petition Mr. Wiley Incorporates the ; ontract under which he was employed. In this Is set out some of the business methods of the company. The section which refers particular to Wiley provides for his employ ment at a ea'ary of $5,000 as manager for term of three years , during which time lie was to "devote himself unreservedly to the best Interests of the company and es pecially to collect nt the earliest possible date a large amount of money duo from the city of Omaha. " SCHEME : PELL THROUGH. Mr. Wiley was alsr to be used to the ad vantage of the company from his connection with the Omaha Canal and Power company , which was to operate a canal through the county , to ho built partially by means of bonds voted by the count ) The canal Do you put up Ice ? WOOD'S JOE , KING If you do , call or wrjte for cata logue of W. T. Wood & Co.'a cele brated Ice toolK for which we arc exclusive western agents. Jas. orloiKft1 Son Go- 1511 Dodge SUi < dchcmo panned oul Into nothlngnfre , but It It had succeeded Wile } ' , under one of the Icrmi of the conlracl , wan to Imvo uocd 1 nil his Influence as one of the members of ' the company to nfcuro for the electric light company the cxcluplve use of water for the generation of electricity nt Its central ami substations. Another condition of the contract gives some Inkling of the manner In which the cleclrlc light company secured at least ono of Its lighting contracts with the city. It Is set out that the company "Incurred certain obligations with respect lo the now contract with the city , nald obligations amounting to between $300 nnd | 500. " Wiley was author- Izcd to pay theeo out. of the company's treasury. Still another section of the contract pro- vldcs lhat Wiley should bo given power lo secure "two or thrco prominent business men" of the clly to act as directors of the company , their pay to be $5 a meeting of the directory , and an annual payment of $2 600 In company stock. At Wiley's sug gestion ho wns also allowed to select as treasurer , assistant treasurer and secretary of the company men "prominent" In the banking circles of the city. It Is Intimated that thcso "prominent busi ness men and bankers" were to bo secured to give the company standing In Its nego tiations with the city and county officials. Hamilton Warren , M. D. , cclcctln and mag netic physician ; special attention to discuses of women and children and all obscure and long-standing diseases. Hooms , 503-4 Suooley block , corner ICth and Harncy. What is a "Muckahoy ? " Shnkeapenro pays It's n man who Is guilty of paying oillce rent and a commission tea a doc to pine for him that nemls him nil his prescriptions : It Is tnken from the Scandinavian word "MuckcnhoncH" which menus N. O. It Is a well known fact that Omaha Is over run with these Individuals Malt Nutrlne 15c l ambprt'H Ustcrlne ( Me TUennen's Talcum Powder 12c Bnllentlne's IJheumntlmn Cure 5a Mnlted Milk 3Sc , 73c , $3.00 Egyptian Lotus Cream 10c Cnstorla 20o Wine of Mnrlnnl 80c IVilne's Celery Compound Coo Hood's Snrsapnrllla. G4c William's I'lnk Pills SSo Hobbs Sparapus Pills 3T > c nirncy'B Catarrh Powder "We Lydla Plnkham's Compound THc Duffy's Malt Whiskey SOc Plorco'n Favoilte Prescription < > 2c Pyramid Pile euro : t : c Pe-ru-na " > o Syrup of Figs 32c Gartleld. Tea 15c All others at name cut prices. CUT PRICE DRlHiflSlT Kith tiiul ClilriiRo Stm. R. H. Davies Omaha's Popular Milliner Will show the Pompadour | Jubilee Hat This week. Also a fine line of English Walking Hats Do not mistake the place. 1520 Douglas Street , The Saving Question Did you ever calcu'ate ' how much time you waste running around trying to find some special article while many times the very thing you're after can bs found at this store ? The Money You Save , too , is well worth cons'dering. Buying and selling for cash brings many a saving to us and to youWe are receiving our Holiday Goods and we are prepared to show you some big surprises. 500 Kid Body Dolls , worth soc on sale Monday at The 1319 99 Cetit Farnam Store Street fiu A Hobby Of ours is to sell the best stoves and ranges for the least money we've been at it for \ears ar.d : we find it pays. Radiant Home tjjs scas ( , . Now $25 unii up , Garland Stoves and Ranges A 1 kiiiJb , styled nnJ sU.-.s from $10.00 u,3. v Steel Ranges MAJEM1C $23 and up. WO2NDER RO13ND OAK STOVES The genuine ' 07 style usea less < 4 4 f\f\ Anil there In only one genuine soft coal and Keeps , Jlr * longer JJJ | 1 vP vf liccluvlth Hound Oak Slovci thnn any other Oak Stove , und wo huvo It on sale. Other Onk Stoves good ones . . , . , . . . . ,84 1)5' ) X 'Jaaki Stoves warranted , , . , . , . . . .81 ml MILTON ROGERS & SON , ami Farmun. We are selling pianos eo low that our corapflltors are satonliilit'il and uonder how It can be dene , Tlio answer In very Blmplo'o huy for upot catli , In larKu ( juantllleii , save eevepil hundred dollars In exorbitant store rent and pay no tominUiilon to outsldB irtugKcrs , thus glvlnu the customer every advantage to secure a first class ImKaln. Kino Walnut Case Piano . , . $25.00 i SterllnK Organ . . . . $15.00 Hosewood Klmball Upright , only . 175,00 I Fno Mathushck I'lano hl hargalo. Easy payment * every Instrument fully guaranteed. We carry Ue finest and only ne w stock of Iver & Pond , Binmon and Vcso & Sous Pianos In the city , Pianos Ini Cheap. Cheap.SCHMOLLER& MUELLER , 105 South 15th Street. Telephone 1625 A. 0. MTJELU3B , Tuner * Pine , \r Abaln Iho tnARnlflcwt collrrtlon of carbon prints published by llrnun , Clement & Co of Paris will be ahown nt Whltmore'n duller ler- Monday , Tuesday nd Wednesday , only , of this week. This beautiful collection h s been grcfttly enhanced slnco previous pxhl- bltlons hero , and no one ohouli ) mlB this opportunity to reserve an Xtnss Rift of proat Importance with very small expenditure. WlUTMOIUrS OAl.LKHY. 1M9 Dodge St. in cniiinctN , 9:1.00. : to the unparnllelcd success of the offer of 15 cabinet photoee 3 styles for $3.00 , wo will continue amo until December 15. This la a splendid opportunity to secure your Christmas photoes. Mr. Peters , formrrlj with Stevens' Rallery , Chicago , has charge of the operating room. MIUKR'S PAttK STUDIO , 1318 Park Avenue. Prank Vodlcn , the tailor , has moved to 104 N. 16th , McCague block. All the Comforts of Home No home can bo comfortable without n good wtove and the greatest comfort River of the age Is without doubt the Royal Acorn Base Burner TinItoynl Acoin Is the pica test hrat Rlvor known and > mes the li-aat fuel of any hard coal s < tove miidu. We have reduced tin1 pi Ices this year and they're going llku hot ciikcH. You'd better look at them before you buy. John Hussie Hdw. Co , 2107 CumiitK Street Sole Audit * . Winter is Near \Ve hnxen't hrntilery miii.li ntxmt thn Kloti- illke for the | < a t few wrckf , pcrhniis It Is ! > < - rnurr lho c who nrc nut Ilicrc are frnitu In ami thi e tlilnklnK of solni ? * w frotcn out Thli hHtiRM us In tlm nuhjfct f winter footnfur. Vr will lm\f > our oliate of winter enthcr In the ncnr future nnil lm\o iniulp nil prepara * tlonn In the vny of < lf lruble goods. Warm Leggings for winter. Ladles' Jersey 42.00 Leggings $1.45 Misses' anil Children's at $1.20 and 9Go Hoys' Tnn Goal $2.00 Leglngs $1.45 Women's Warm I.lnc l 7Bc Sllppotu. . . . 4So Women's Heaver Cloth $ U > 0 Slippers. . SSe Women's Kelt Lined Lace $2.00 Shoes. . $1. < 3 Ladles' Finn Dougolft Button 2.GO Shoes _ $1,98 ladles' nno Vlci Kid Ilutton 3.f.O Shoes ' * ' " " ; , . MIsBcs' solid Rraln M.50 School Shoes. . 980 Misses' Kino DougoU $1.75 School Shoes , $1.25 , Child's solid grain $1.25 School Shoes , We Child's nno Dongoln $1 Iliittpti bhoes. . C3o Men's Klne Satin Cult Luce and Couguss J2.00 Shoes , Joys' Kino H Calf Uico $1.75 Shoes . $1.25 Uoys' Kino Satin Calf Lace $2.00 Shoes , $1.45 HAYDEN BROS. SIIOK DKPAKTMHNT. - > - OO-OO-O-OoOOO-CK A Crown of Gold I Should mlorn that lindly ilei-nyed molar If It's dlscnsodve can cure DON'T DK8PAW on account of 1 ndvnnccd iloi-ny or lack of funds. Our methods and pilccs will suit you. you.Coino early. Don't \\nlt. Toll $5.00 New York Denial Co. lt. M r , 10th and Douglas S-t-- Over rutwrlihr Shoo Stoic , Lajy Attendant. h-O-OO O-O-O ° OO AMUSE M1SNTS. MOV. 12-13 . .1 8J 8 . A < H JLJ Ewd. E. Rice's Superb Spectacle "IT IS TO LAUGH" The"IT MAGNIFICENT SCENERY The GORGEOUS COSTUMES * EXCELLENT BEAUTIFUL- * . * Girl FIFTY PEOPLE 1000 NIGHTS , 0 * AT THE DUKE . V A JL % A > V ' < ' * * A THEATER LONDON f > 300 NIGHTS AT ' HERALD SOUAKi J THEATER , NEW YORK A Greatest Production of Many Ssasuns Far 1 Sitrp.isslnsiuSplenJor Rice's Past rriiunplis "EuiBeline" " 1492" Kxo.-Isior , Jr. " anU A Little Christopher , " > p PAXTON & BURGESS , s TKI- . AND 4 Wednesday Matinee fill 8 i , nui. w Julia Marlowe MONDAY Tl'KSDAY AM > WKDNKSDAY MATINKR \VKI\r.SIAY 50 IVININO : : MIKH Till HHDAY ( II ) MAIUAU'i : KVKNINIJ [ ICI ( , Lower Fluor $1,50 , SI. 00 I , Balcony , $1.00,75c , , 5'Jc ' , , Low r Moor , $1 00 , 76c i , Balcony , 75c , 60c SJvATS NOW ON hALK. I''iMon , V Iliir Till. 1031. ' it MCIIT.S CCMMIINCIM ; . . . . . , , .MOM ) \ \ , > ANI > \ . \ . IT. Vlt.SOVS STOCK CO , I of lilH < pc'lnl . In ecrlrx own : prodnetloiiH. PrmrntliiK on .Monday nlKht , Ttio HlB FppctHculaj- and Xnval Driima , The WEiite Squadron llatliicc' , 23r' . The Creighton ONLY TWO MORK PERFORMANCES TOII\V TIIK KMIM'ATfTOH Accninpinled by < " ! [ MII.OTT1J HKJlKKtW ana a tt'kvt conuuiij nii'loithe management of \V. II. 1IIM.KV , Pipvrntlne i r the Ilif ! tlmo lisle In thin clljr n net * "omitnce byV A. TKHMAYNU. . . . . \ SUUUKTVllllA.NT. . . . . riltTH.-ZBe , We , 7-c IHO. MnllliieSic , Mr , .W Whitcomb Riley , Till ; GK.HAT NA1IONAL POET . Will Appear in one of h's Popular Readings , from His Own Works , at The Boyd FridknJ , THE CHIEF LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR OMAHA. ioi'h u \ ii.utMn > < Titiir , WIM , mriiv : TIII : WIVI'HIt THIMI TlllhVI4K 1C. ADUI/1M , Tl iSI\V AM I'-IIIDAV , H | . .11. I'Ml'I'l MIMIT , TllirilSDAV.S. Cllll.- UUK.N , unnvKsii vvi i > . .M. , S.VTIK- ; nv > , 10 \ . u on .1 i > . n. IMIIVATI : Iissl\s ; ( , \NV Tllli : . AIAVAVK OIMI.V. The MillarcL. . > v.u- " " * O > TKAIlYIHUTm Aiufik'Uli ,11111 , W.fiO put dux up. Kuropciiii pluu , 81.00 porclay up. . U , MAIUCUL . - 4i < nj Jt pj. .