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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; WEDNESDAY , NOVEMBER 23 , 1898.
RECEPI10N TO REV , DOWIINC New President of Oreiphton College Meets Hundreds of Friends , WORK OF THE INSTITUTION IS DISCUSSED IMucnlor llrturnn to the t'lmrnc Wliluli WIIH Under 1IU JurUillctlnit Toil Ycnrn ABO , Rev. M. P. Dowling , S. J. , the new presi dent of Crelghton university , was tendered a notable reception by the faculty , alumni and studcntfl of the university and by a largo number of representative citizens of Omaha last evening. The distinguished educator cater , who helper to build up the institu tion that was transformed from tin academy to a college during hla former administra tion , and which ho now finds changed from a college to a university , was the recipient of a marked ovation by nn audience of over fiOO people , a largo number of whom enjoyed his friendship hero a tlecado ago. President Dowling , who has succeeded Father Pahls os the head of Crelghlon university , comes to Omaha from Mitoauktc , where ho has been engaged In Christian educational work for the last two jears. The formation of a strong Catholic club there and the establishment of a fine club house wore among the good things accom plished In the Cream City. Previous to that he was located In Chicago for three years and the first five years after leaving Omaha he was stationed In Detroit. Ho presided over the welfare of Crelghton college from 1884 to 1S88 npd during that tlmo not only built up the university but added greatly to St. John's Collegiate church , which Is connected with the college here. In responding to the several addresses of welcome that were delivered Father Dowl ing e > poke In part as follows : "My dear friends , I am deeply sensible of the honors you have conferred upon mo tonight. I am indebted to alt of the speakers for their kind words and to this magnificent audi ence , which baa braved the stress of weather to bo present. It pleases mo to see to many Omaha people whom I knew hero ten years ago and whoso friendship I deilro to retain hero tonight. I would be unduly vain should I take this us a personal compliment. I do not. I see In It a recog nition of the strength of the university and an appreciation of Ha great benefactor's goodness. It is an acknowledgment of the zeal and the devotion of the faulty of Crelghton college. Work to Itc AeroiiinllNlicd. "In the recent ethics of statesmanship we have learned much of the added re sponsibilities that come with acquisition of territory. This same thought Impresses mo tonight. Thcro Is n great responsibility In assuming charge of this university now. I fear the speakers who have told of the greatness of the university have rather epokeu of Ideals , have dealt with the fu ture rather than with the past. But I am glad they have , because wo must needs hsve our Ideals. "Our talisman of itho past has been Christian education. So It will be in the future. Our understanding of the word Christian in this sense is broad and liberal. II Is the epitome of moral civilization. I know full well 'the antipathy to our system of education , founded on misrepresentation. But some day it will bo learned that the advocates of Christian education , both Cath olic "and Protestant , are the bulwark of the nation. H mar be long after wo have passed away , but the day of such recognition is bound to come. We all stand for the highest honor of our nation. We sock the redemption of our beloved land from Irre- llglon and unbelief. Wo want to ralso from the mlro the pearl of Intellect. Whllo Christian education may form barriers among those who misrepresent and misun derstand * Its work goes on and Its results provo its efficacy. But there Is an Immense field before us. Out of 70,000,000 citizens In this land there are 00,000,000 who have no Christian belief at all. Were it not for the high Christian Ideals maintained by the remainder this country as a Christian natlo'nwould perish. Fond Memories of Omaha. "Ten yeara have passed since I turned over the care of Crelghton college to an other rector. I have been flvo years In Detroit , three years in Chicago and the re mainder of the tlmo In Milwaukee. Wher ever I've been I've carried the fondest mem ories of Omaha and this Institution of ChrUtlan education. Always have I re membered the benefactor , who scarcely needed the honor of nobility conferred by th Holy See to seal his nobility among us. But there remains work oven tor this well- founded university. Its finances have felt the bad effects of the bard times , Some of Its lands have not proved profitable hold ings and It needs support. The day has ps > ed when this great university should depend on one family for its foundation and usefulness. May the Lord prosper the work In hand and may the blessings of peace , of harmony and of abundance bo with u * all. Again I thank you for your many kindnesses shown mo heretofore and your cordial welcome. " Muilo and Oratory * The exercises were held In the auditorium of the university. The progiam was In terspersed with vocal and Instrumental mu- fllc. John A. Schenk played twa fine Eorec- tlons on the piano , both of whlcn xveie en cored. Joseph F. Barton aang two pleasing basso eoloj and for an encore of lh second led the audience in singing "My Country , "Tis of Thee " This pleased the aEbcmblags immensely and when they clapped for mure Mr. Barton facetiously remarked' "I do not know the words of the la-it stanza , b u Mr. Crolghton wiir lead you in singing. " The addiess of welcome to PreHdPtit Dowling on behalf of the collegiate depart ment was delivered by John T. Sm.th. The academic department welcomed its new head with an address by William D. Brown. NO WASTE OP WOUDS. Evidence Which U flight to the Point and Ilelluule. Judge Frank Ives of district court of Crookston , Minn. , says : For some tlmo I have used Stuart's Dyspc-pBia Tablets with ecemlng great benefit with few exceptions. I have not been w > free from indigestion In twenty-Qve years. George W. Roosevelt , U. S. consul to Brussels , Belgium : Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets , safe , pleasant to take , convenient to carry , t'lvo keen appetite , perfect diges tion. tion.Mr. Mr. W. D. Tomlln , mechanical engineer , Duluth , Minn. : One box of Stuart's Dys pepsia Tablets has done Us work and I am again gaining flesh and strength. O. B. Ransom , Hustonvllle , Ky. : I was distressed and annoyed for two years with throwing up food , often two or three times a day ; had no certainty of retaining a meal It I ate one. Four boxes of the tablets from my druggist have fully cured me. I find them pleasant to take , convenient to carry. Rev. Q. D. Brown , Mondavi , WIs. : The effects of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets Is Imply marvelous ; A quite barty dinner ot broiled beefsteak causes no distress since I began their use , Over six thousand people In the state of Michigan alone In 1891 were cured of stomach ach troubles by Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Full sized packages may bo found at all drugglrts at CO cents , or sent by moll on re ceipt of price from F. A. Stuart Co. , Mar shall , Mich. Bend for little book on stomach diseases ; Balled free. Bryan IllTey spoke for the mocllcil depart ment. Songe by the University Glco duo and by thu alumni quartet were ilullgli fully IntctJpoitcil , Hon. C. J. Smyth responded for the alumni of tlio university In .1 brill. , IT. c3- dress , In vhlch he paid a blgn cumplliccnt to the Incoming president. After epcuk'ni ' ; of the building of the church ind college Father UowllnK had helped to but ; 1 h-j ftld "Hut the edifices of love and a-lrilratlo'j erected In our hearts during his former term hcru ore of wore value to 11 $ . i.rn : buildings arc necestury to a great collcgif , but that Is not nil. There must bo an up lifting force In the social ordur.Vlut must be cnc result when the spirit of him at the head of such Institution cncors Into the homuj of the community to sw.'aten the lives of those In touch with tuo Institu tion ? " Hon. T. J. Mahoney spoke for .ho fictilt } and for the citizens of Omaha , ill said in part : "The. departure of the late beloved president and the return of the 'orme- loved president tomes aa ono of the c'lJiiyus of nature * . It shows the wisdom of tie ttac'i- Ing order under whose care thlj institution Is. No stagnation Is possible. TJie college receives the benefit of the teaching of ii > and other lands and of the experience of the best teachers. Father Dowling left this Institution a college. Ho returns to find It a university. It eerects Its students more carefully now. Its graduates now rank higher. They are true collegians and not merely' ' of high school rank. We are glad to welcome Father Dowling from Milwaukee to an IJngllsh-spcakIng community. " The committee on reception was com posed of the following distinguished gentle men : Ilovs. A. M. Coranerl. J. T. Smith , John Jennette , D , W. Morlarty and G. J. Glauber. John A. Crelghton , James Crelgh- ton , John A. McShane , C. J. Smyth , F. J. Durkley , Drs. DeWltt Bryant , A. W. Rllcy and J. S. Footc , Charles F. Crowlcy , John A. Schenk , T. J. Mahoney , John D. Crelgh ton , Edward Hayden , M. S. McCarthy , John Hush , John B. Furay , Joseph A. Connor , F. C. Morgan , r. D. Kennedy , James Wood- ard , C. W. Nash , James McShane , Felix Mc- Shanc , John F. Goad , John T. Burke , Ed ward Slmer.il , M. A. McGinn and John Power. HEARD ABOUT TOWN. "I notice on the editorial page of Tues day's Bee that it Is stated the Com mercial club is proposing to run an ex cursion to Cuba with a view to inducing Cubans to locate in Omaha and that the scheme Is very visionary. I have no de sire to go Into print about the subject , but would like to state the facts. " said Secre tary Utt of the Commercial club. "If a proposition were made to do oa.the article states it would not only be visionary but absurd. I notice that Mr. Green and a rep resentative ot the Illinois Central now in Omaha are proposing to work up an ex cursion to go to Cuba , but as to the par ticulars of the trip I am not advised. Any how , It has not been brought to the notice of the club. I notice that the business men ot Minneapolis propose to make a trip to Cuba at a round-trip rate ot $150. Those people have very little to Introduce bosldeu flour. Nebraska has the products of all kinds of grain , besides packing house prod ucts. In fact all "that we produce is In demand In Cuba , so 'that ' if as a commer cial proposition Minnesota sends a delega tion to that section for commercial pur poses tbero are many reasons why wo should. Again , we consume most of the different kinds of products ot < the islands , so that an exchange of business seems reasona ble and desirable. I notice Chicago has ar ranged for a transportation line between Chicago and Havana. The Illinois Central , Missouri Pacific and other roads entering Omaha will establish lines soon. Under these conditions It would seem that the sconer the packers , millera and other producers of our staple products lay lines to capture this trade the more successful they will be. Why should wo not make a strenuous effort to compete with other cities In this respect ? This club has not consid ered an excursion , but I have spoken to sev eral business men on the subject and it is generally thought to bo a good proposition. The Idea < would be to secure a party of about 150 people composed of business men from Nebraska and their ladles , If they desire to take them , and take along exhibits ot our products. Charter a vessel , be absent from Omaha about twenty-five days and visit as many ports as possible. The trip would bo ono of both business and pleasure , but would only be undertaken on the con ditions that proper transportation facilities could be arranged for ( which , however , is difficult ) and also a sufficiently large party secured to meet the expenses. " Personal I'nrnKranln. H. Beck of Toledo la at the Mlllard. P. Doyle of Chicago is at the Mlllard. Howard Thomas , jr. , of- San Francisco Is at the Mlllard. S. Irving Whltmoro of Baltimore and wlfo are guests at the Mlllard. J. S. Havemeyer nnd daughter , prominent In New York social circles , are guests at the Mlllard. H. Bcckwith. manager of the Treasury department at tbo exposition , with bis wlfo left for Chicago on their way to1 Washing ton last evening. Judge Walter Sanborn of the United States circuit court at St. Paul , Minn. , passed through Omaha yesterday afternoon , home ward bound after a trip through the west R , S. P. Joyce , wife and daughter , tour ists from Buffalo , will spend a few days sightseeing in Omaha and then continue their Journey to the coast. They are stop ping at the Mlllard , Ncbraskans at the hotels : C. 8. White- ham , Randolph : G. T. Scott , Ogalalla ; A. M. Madlsett. Rushvlllo ; W. O. Frank , Gor don ; Thomas Mortimer , Madison ; Hugh Chlttlck , Fremont ; H. M. Henry , Fremont ; M. B. Huffman. Nellgh ; W. D. Oldham , Kearney ; P. C. Eldrldge , Babcock ; William ' McEdner , Columbus ; M. M. Hicks , Scotia ; Guy Dann. Scotia ; T. R. Wblttnkcr , Lorton ; George II. Thummel , Grand Island ; C. E. Sllesback , Shenandoab ; A. A. Bischop , Lin coln. PHOTOGRAPHSOF METEORS _ Ten Meteoric TralU Discovered , Sev eral of Which Are Uelleved to lie Leunlde * . NEW YORK , Nov. 22. A New Haven "dls- patch to the Post says : "The development of the plates exposed at Yale observatory during the meteoric showers shows that 1 about ten meteor trails have been obtained , of which several are believed to be Leonldes. Twelve cameras were used , of which eight were employed at the Yale observatory and four at a point about t o and one-half miles away. At each point two or threa Identical meteors are believed to have been photographed and computations of their dis tance may bo possible. On one night dur ing a few houra more than 100 meteors , many ot them Leonldcs , were observed with the naked eye. Observations for other groups of meteors will probably be mad next Friday night In spite of the moon and probably also early next month. LOCAL BREVITIES , The will of Elizabeth H. Bates of West- Chester county. New York , waa admitted to probate yesterday nhd Daniel H. Sml'.t appointed administrator under a $2,500 bond , Mrs. Bates owned J5.000 worth of real es tate In this county. I A transfer of the west twenty-two feet of i lot G , lock 101 , on the northeast corner of _ Douglas and Eleventh streets , Just south of the new city Jail trite , from the Omaha Savings bank to the Joseph Schlltz BrewIng - Ing company for 17,000 w * recorded yes terday. TRANSFER IS NOW COMPLETE Her and His Associates Purchase the Expo sition Building * . MONEY PASSES AND BILL OF SALE GIVEN Seventeen Thonnnnd Klve II u ml red Dollar * Paid nnd Old MannKcincnt Ilrlenncd from DnmitKen Aria- IIIK from Contract Pullnrci. The deal for the transfer of the exposition property to P. E. Her and those who are associated with him In the new exposition cntcrpilse was completed at the exposition offices In the Merchants' National bank building yesterday afternoon , when Presi dent Wattles handed Mr. Her n bill of sale signed by himself and Secretary Wakcfleld and said : "Gentlemen , the property is yours. " At the same tlmo an agreement signed by Mr. Her and Joseph Hayden to protect the old association from any damages arising from failure to carry out existing contracts with property owners , releases from several of the principal property own ers and checks aggregating $ 17,600 were de- poalted with the exposition officials. This was at the end of an extended con ference , which largely related to the man ner In which the exposition association should bo protected in Its relations with the property owners. It was llnalry de cided to accept the written agreement as a substltuto for a bond and the formal turn ing over of the bill of sale followed. Mr. Her and his associates became the actual owners of the property and the members of the executive committee were plainly re lieved , as they parted with a goodly portion tion of the responsibility that stlfl remained on their shoulders. Will Ilcdncc I2penncH. Mr. Iler's first remark after receiving the property was to suggest that the present force of the Department of Buildings and Grounds be cut down to the moat econom ical point possible. In reply to a question ho stated that the first step will now be to raise the remainder of the $100,000 deemed necessary to float the enterprise. The com pany will then be organized and actlvo preparations for the exposition begun. The insurance on the buildings expired yesterday and one of the first questions the now owners will have to consider win bo the protection of their property from fire. Mr. Her elated last night that new Insurance will bo secured at once , unless the com panies sro too exorbitant In their charges and in that case he will take chances. Asldo from this none of the new owners had any definite statements relative to tholr future plans. Everything la to wait until they have $100,000 subscribed and then they will go ahead in earnest. It is not expected that any immediate change win be made In the force on the grounds ex < * ; pt to reduce It to just enough men to guard the buildings. SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. The first session of the charter revision committee was held in the council chamber I last night. Those present were : Mayor Enaor , City Attorney Montgomery , Councilmen - men Tralnor , Bennett and Cllngen , Colonel C. M. Hunt , J. B. Smiley , Hon. J. H. Van Duscu , W. B. Vansant , John Schultz , John Ftynn and C. J. Collins. Af < , er calllnc the meeting to ordei Mayor Ensor briefly stated the object uiU said thai the firot business would bo the clec- tlon of a chairman and a secretary. Mayor Ensor was chosen chairman and City Clerk Carp ii.ltr secretary. The business before tbo meeting was talked over in a sm > ral w.iy for some llttl * time and then Mr. & .mtKomery suggested that a euoeoiumltteo be appointed for the purpose ot itclv < .ig suggestions from the committee of the wbolo and others interested. Senator-elect Van Dusen said that he did not want to take a prominent part in the preliminary work , but was willing to do what ho couM when the committee framud its Ideas end knew Just what was needed. He had thought that as the city council took the Initiative in the matter it would bo ready with some suggestions , but such wa not the case. Further , Mr. Van Dusen thought that the big corporations 'hero ' ought to be represented , as they paid a large proportion ot the taxes and were In terested aa much a any one in the city charter. In reply to questions Mayor Ensor stated that he thought the fire and police levies , the repairing of paved streets and the aml- tary regulations were the moat important matter * to be considered. Mr. Van Dusen suggested that if this was the case the chairmen of the various committees prepare reports for the charter committee , showing why an increased levy and other changes should bo made. With this data at hand he thought It would bo easy to get down to business. These reports and suggestions , Mr , Van Dusen thought , should be made to a sub committee In vritine In order that they might be thoroughly considered. Colonel Hunt OueieU a motion , to the ef fect that a committee of three be appointed by the chairman to confer with the chair men of the council committees and find out what was wanted and secure something tangible to work upon. The motion was seconded by Smiley and the chair appointed Messrs. Hunt , Smiley and Schultz as this committee. U la the Intention of the com mittee to meet at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the office of the city attorney and take up the matters to be considered. The mayor waa also asked to prepare some suggestions to submit to the committee. Mr. Van Dusen thought that as few changes as possible should be suggested , In order that the other cities of this claw might not antagonize the bill. It waa stated that Hastings , Beatrice , Nebraska City and Grand Island were In the some class as South Omaha. Another meeting of the joint committee wW be held next Tuesday night for the purpose of hearing the report of the subcommittee. The public generally is Invited to these meetings. Now Manager at Swift' * . The announcement was made yesterday afternoon that E. Haaklnson had bceu ap pointed manager of Swift and Company's plant here. Mr. Haaklneon has been con nected with Swift and Company for a num ber ot years , being stationed at St. Louis , St. Joseph and St. Paul. He comes here from St. Louis. E. C. Price , who succeeded A. C. Foster as manager , was compelled to resign on account of 111 health and his place was taken temporarily by F. W. Wilder , general superintendent ot the company. It Is Mr. Wllder's intention to remain here foi a couple of weeks and then return to hU headquarters in Chicago. Mr. Haaklnson was ahown about the plant by Mr. Wlldei yesterday afternoon and was Introduced tc the beads of the different departments. Clrarlnv the Hldewulk * . The police were kept 'busy ' yesterday fore , noon notifying property owners to clean th snow from the sidewalks. While this work wai going on a force ot men under Streel Commissioner Roas cleared the down towi crossings of tue accumulation of snow. It some places the enow had drifted Into bank : four or five feet high. It took a lot o : work to clear the puzzle switches in thi railroad yards of snow , but as quite a forci WM put oo , the tracks were all clearei I bo fore noon. The calls for relief hav been few and It I ) thought that there will be llttlo demand for charity hero this win ter. Nearly every one who wants to work can find employment nnd no cnncs of desti tution have , up to this time , been reported at police headquarters. Wnltlnic ( or Illn Aiioln | incn < . Capt.iln Eltcr looks for the official an nouncement of his Appointment as postmas ter In a day or two. As soon ns this an nouncement Is received ho will prepare his bond and submit It to the authorities nt Washington. When Postmaster McMlllart took charge of the office four years ago ho was required to give n bond of $25,000 , but his bondsmen In addition to this had to cer- ' tlfy that they 'were worth $30,000. At that tlmo the annual receipts of the office amounted to about $27,000. Judging from the business of the past tow months It N estimated that the receipts of the office for the present fiscal year will amount to nt least $51,000 , so It Is reasonable to suppose that Captain Ettcr will be required to glvo bond for about $75,000. Under existing rules the deputy postmaster has to give a bond of $5,000 direct to the government , a ho has charge of the money order depart ment. ThU giving of a bond direct to the government by the deputy relieves the postmaster from direct responsibility In the i money order department. Formerly the dep- I uty gave a bond to the postmaster nnd that official was responsible for the total re ceipts , but the new arrangement provides tot a bond direct from the deputy. Would HrlilKc the Illvcr. Editor Dcnnott of the Sun Is agitating th question of a bridge across the river nt or near the foot of N street. Ho suggest that Congressman Mercer bo revested to bring ithe matter up In congress , stockmen say that a brldgo across the river at this point would be of great benefit to this mar ket. At th'd present tlmo stock from Pot- tawnttamlo and Mills county , Iowa , has to be driven to Council Bluffs and then across the Douglas street bridge nt Omaha , mak ing a 'two ' daja' drive. With a bridge a round trip could be made In a day and stock raisers would patronize 'tills ' market Instead of shipping to Chicago or Sioux City. City ( James V. Chlzok of the county clerk's office Is taking a mouth's vacation. I A son has been born to Mr. nnd Mrs. E. E. Slater , Fourteenth nnd Archer streets , j The mall carriers had a hard time of It , yesterday getting about through the snow- > drifts. j Coroner Swnnson will held an Inquest on i the remains of F. H. Thompson at 10 o'clock today. ( Donna Allbery. formerly the owner of the Drovers' Journal , will start a weekly paper . to be known as the Hoof and Horn. | Not n single member of the city council appeared Monday night and consequently another meeting cannot bu held until the , first Monday In December. Frank Taylor , ono of the popular youns men of this city , Is seriously 111 at the South Omaha hospital. Ills friends hope to sao him out again befire long. The N and L street portion of the Al bright car line has been abandoned until the sun t. ills the snow on the tracks. The , Albright car now switches at O street. i Yesterday's receipts at the yards were the i smallest known In a long tlmo. Only 600 hogs and 200 cattle wcro on the market and these had been started before the storm. Real estate men and others owning prop erty hero are figuring on making an or ganized effort to Induce the council to veto down the amendments to the plumbing or dinance. Union Thanksgiving services will bo held nt the First Baptist church on Thursday morning. Rov. H. H. Mlllard of the Mcth- oillbt church-will preach the sermon If he is able to be out. , . City taxegrf > r 198 became due October 1 arid will be delinquent on January 1. Dep uty Treasurer Gallagher reports that a largo per cent of this tax has already been paid. Special taxes are also coming In rapidly. The Dally Drovers' Journal and Stockman , the new live stock paper here , made Its bow to the public Monday afternoon. The I sheet appears In an entirely now dress and starts out with the best wishes of the live stockmen nt this point. The working force will consist of Bruce McCulloch , E. A. Stearns , A. J. Caughey and A. T. Sldwell. An error on the part of steam fitters caused a delay In the starting of the heatIng - Ing apparatus In the new city offices. Mr. Flnley said yesterday afternoon that be would work a force of men all night in order to get steam on today. The interior work is about completed and It Is thought that the city officials will move the latter part of the week. DEATH RECORD. Alnnlciin Gold Seeker. CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , Nov. 22. ( Spe cial. ) Information has been received of the death In Alaska of Arthur Joslyn , one of the contingent of gold seekers who left Charles Mix county to seek their fortunes In the new Eldorado. Deceased was well known In this part of the state , where a number of relatives reside. Jockey Died from Fall. ATCHISON , Kan. , Nov. 22. S. H. King , a jockey , who has ridden on eastern and western tracks for the last sixteen years , is dead at his home here from the effects ot a fall received while riding at Denver two years ago. Dr. Chnrlp * Maney Ilainmcl. WASHINGTON , Nov. 22. Dr. Charles MasBey Hammel , formerly health officer and coroner ot the District of Columbia and well known practitioner , died here today of Brlght's disease , aged C3 years. FIRE RECORD. Itaclne I roil Work * . RACINE , Nov. 22. The riant of the Itaclne Malleable and WroucUt Iron works was destroyed by flro today. Loss , $100,000 ; Insurance , $50,000. INCREASING THE VALUATION1 Tax Commissioner Eaekett Completes Oily Assessment Boll for 1899 , IT PASSES THIRTY MILLION DOLLAR MARK IVlie 11 remount Property In Added the Total Will lie Piinhpd Up SomethlnK Mite $ (1,000,000 More. Tax Commissioner Fred Sackctt has com pleted the city assessment roll for the year 1S9U , with the exception of the Item for or dinary personal taxes , which wilt be forth coming during the next few days. The levy Is greater in every Item than that for IS'JS , both being based on 40 per cent of atit.il valuation. The figures , together with those ot last year , are as follows : 1S'J9. 1S3S. Lands J 2,271,320 $2,073.825 City lots 12,533S.30 12,251.150 Additions 14,321,420 , M.O'.i.X.O.tj Kill rondt IWW * 245,1)35 ) Omalm Belt Line C1.300 Telegraph 3.2CS 3,090 Palno car companies. . , . 1,210 910 Insurance companies . . 146,459 127,957 IJlinks fWG'JG7 S5S.197 Totals $30,358,178 2S,6CO,3S9 As stated , thU statement does not Include the ordinary personal taxes. This item In 1898 was $4,389,114 and Tax Commissioner Sackett estimates that it will bo larger by about $300,000 for 1899. If 'this proves to be true the total levy for 1899 will be about $2,000,000 greater than for 1898. for the Increase - crease In the totals that have been completed In the above table is $1,697,789. Increase * on All Linen. Every division of taxable property shows an Increase. The only exception appears to bo the railroad assessment , which , however , dres not really show a decrease. In the total of $245,935 the Belt Line railroad property was assessed twice , once by the state and the other time by the city , In each case In about the sum of $58,000. Consequently this amount must be deducted , leaving an actual railroad assessment for 1898 of about $188 , 000. Therefore there Is an increase for 1899. 1899.Tho The biggest gains occur in the three items of lands , city lots an ? addition ! . Ono reason for this Is that some of 'this ' real es tate this year was assessed on a valuation of 33 per cent , Including some valuable res idence property. For 1899 all of this prop erty hoe been assessed 40 per cent. Them , too , none of the land upon which the expo sition grounds He was osaeascd this year , but all ot 'this property appears In the as sessment roll for next year. Tax OommlBsloner SackoU accounts for the increases in all other Horns on thu grounds of greater prosperity. They indi cate that the banks , the insurance com panies , the telegraph companies and rail roads did more business In 1897 than they did In 1896. The expected Inoreaie la the per sonal tax account Is also ascribed to the greater prosperity of 'the ' city during the last year. VICTORY FOR THE SCALPERS I.niT ( or Their Extinction Declared Unconntltutlonnl by NOT York Court * . . ALBANY , N. Y. , Nov. 22. The court of appeals today decided that the antl-scalplng law passed at the last session ot the legis lature is unconstitutional. This law , which was passed by the last legislature In iplte of bitter opposition , de clared it a crime for any one 'to ' sell rail road tickets In this state , except the au thorized agents ot railroads. Sbortry after 1' became a. law George Tyrole , a ticket broker In New York , was arrested on the charet of having sold a ticket for trans portation from New York to Norfolk , Va. He was convicted and sent to jail. An ap plication for a writ of habeas corpus was denied by Justice Lawrence , who refused to pass on the question of the constitutionality of the law , which was raised on the ground that such questions should only be acted upon by a sitting of a court of more than one person. The decision was sustained by the appellate division of the supreme court of the first department , which took up the constitutional questions Involved and do- clded that the law was constitutional by a unanimous declaration ot the judges. Tlite declaration wits carried to the court of ap pears and that body today rendtrc'l ' a de cision reversing that of the appellate di vision and declared the law unconstitu tional and further ordered that they be dis charged. New Combination to the Const. CHICAGO , Nov. 22. In view of the In creased tourist travel to California during the present season an alliance has been made between the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul railway and the Atchleon , Topeka & Santa Fo road for through 'tourist ' car service between Chicago and Los Angeles , via the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul railway be tween Chicago and Kansas City , and the Santa Fe's route between Kansas OUy nd Los Angeles and Ban Francisco. This new through car line has been appropriately named the "Sunshine Route" and will In augurate through service about the first of December. WIFE AND HONEY DISAPPEAR Young Woman , PonMbly Innnne , Drop > Ont of Sight with IIn baud' Cadi. ST. LOUIS , Nov. 22. William P. Schroeder - der , a wealthy retired real eatats dealer aged 68 , reported to Chief of Police Camp bell today that his wife , aged 30 , whom ho married eighteen months ago , had left home and had taken with her money and Costs Nothing to Try. 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" RAINSTORMS STOP FIRES Properly Vnlned nt ifii.-.O.OOO De nt r < i > ed DurliiK I.nut TWcekn In Indlnn Territory. FORT WORTH , Tex. , Nov. 22. The most disastrous prairie fire that ever ravaged the Indian Territory has been brought to nn abrupt close by heavy rainstorms. The flro started two weeks ago In Chlckasaw and Choctaw nations , and it Is estimated that property valued at $250,000 has been de stroyed. An area of scveuty-ilvo miles square 'was ' burned over. con.v IH.MOST sicimus KIIUI-MIOM. Former Oninhn Actrrnn Crnntcil Divorce for on-Support. PIEHHE , S. D. , Nov. 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) Judge Gaffoy today granted a decree of divorce applied for on the grounds of non-support by Cora S. Ernest , the actress. ninck IIIIlM IlpptililleniiM llnppy. DEADWOOD , S. D. , Nov. 22. ( Special.- ) Fusion in the Black Hills has had Its day. Republicans feel that they have won a great victory. Two years ngo there waa a general landslide of populism In all ot the HJ11 counties. Bryan carried the six counties by a majority of 1,419 and nearly every county officer elected was a populist. Lawrence county was the hotbed of populism. The elec tion this month turned the tables. Phtllpps carried every county by a , gooj majority and with few exceptions republic * nns fill the county offices. Two years ago free silver was the main Issue in the Hills. The official aount of Pcnnlngtou county gives Phlllpps a majority of four votes and Knowles and Gamble were elected. There were 1,652 votes cast In the county. The republicans elected five on the county ticket. Two SeeUlnK n Pardon. CHAMBERLAIN , 8. IX , Nov. 22. ( Spe cial. ) Steps are being taken to secure the pardon of Henry Cole and Hendrlk Pott- hoven , DOW serving sentences In prison for setting flro to the home of a settler on the ceded portion of the Yankton Indian reser vation , < ind striving by a display of fire arms to prevent the settler and his family w leaving the burning building. 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( Special. ) Mrs. Margaret Thompson , \\hllo en routs from Broken Bow , Neb. , to Buttc , Mont , , accompanied by her little son , was arrested hero upon a telegram from the Nebraska authorities , stating that nho was a fugitive from justice and that a warrant has been Is sued for her arrest for kidnaping. Mrs. Thompion's husband arrived on the follow ing train nnd sued out a writ of hnbcas corpus to obtain possession of the child. He charged his wlfo with holding the child Il legally. The case was heard by Judge Stolts Saturday , when the writ was dismissed and the child given Into the custody ot the mother , who proceeded on her journey te Buttc. liinfilrv Into \iivy Ynrd. WASHINGTON. Nov. 22. The Navy de partment has ordered the trial by court- martial of Naval Constructor John P. HaiiBcom , In charge of the construction de partment at the League Island navy yard. 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