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THE OMAHA DAILY BEK : THURSDAY , XOVEM15ER 24 , 1808.
ONE LICENSE TO ONE SALOON Board of Education Announces a New Policy on This Question , MILD POINTER FOR THE POLICE BOARD Itcinlntlon AnlthiK < > mt Hie Miinor DiMilcrn lie .11 ore Clom'ly lie- Mrlftctl In ruttiri Mltlit .School SlnrtN IJulmtc. The Board of Education last night held Its last Monday's regular meeting , which had tooen postponed on account of the Inclem ency of the weather. Uttlo more than half the members were In attendance and they rushed through a email amount of business of very little Importance. A resolution by 1'cnfuld was passed , In structing the attorney to call the attention of the Board of 1'lre and 1'ollco Commis sioners to the fact that during past jears In several Instances permission haJ been granted to liquor dealers under one license to sell liquors In two different places and buildings , whereby the revenue to the echool fund from licensor has been do- creased. The resolution declared It to be the sense of the board that In the Interests of the school fund a license hereafter should confine the sale of liquors to one place and building. A committee of five , Including the secre tary , attorney and treasurer , was appointed > to prepare a fonn of bond for thu school bonds \oted at the last election. Thu com- tntttco Is to report at the next meeting. Committee lU'iiort hlnrlN DlNuiiM-tlon. A report from the committee on teachers regarding the night.schools resulted in a half hour's discussion. This report stated that the attendance h.is required the serv ices of seven teachers , t\so of whom are being paid $ CO nnd the remainder $1) a month In addition to one-half of their pre vious salaries for one-half daj's work In the day schools. This salary was the stick ing point. Some of the members objected to the report on tbo grounds that when the night schools wcro established the teachers were to get salaries of only $10 u month ; others opposed the report because the night school teachers were now getting more than their former salaries. All these objections were withdrawn on the state ment of Superintendent I'earso that rn ac count of the harder work and the night hours It had been Impossible to secure com petent teachers without adding a few dollars lars to theJr salaries In order to make It Bomethlng of nn object to take the positions. The report was consequently adopted. Chairman Glutton Introduced n resolution making considerable change In the manner of obtaining teachers' certificates nnd in the subjects required to obtain certificates. The purpose Is to ralso the standard of the teach ing force by making It more dimcult to secure - cure certificates. This tvsolutlou was re ferred to the committee on rules. The com mittee will report at the next meeting In order that action may bo taken before Mr. Oration retires from the boird on the first of the year. Applicant No. F > In the teachers' examina tion held In July last was given n certificate showing that she has passed the examination in the literary department of the High school. The certificate had been withheld because the applicant did not possess a grammar schrol certificate. The fees of judges nnd clerks of election , amounting to a total of $1,598 , wcro allowed. Warrants will bo Issui/d by the secretary on Friday. Ella B. Pcrrlno resigned he.- position as teacher in the public schools. Superintendent Banlsor was granted a ten days' leave of absence. The use of the assembly room for rehear sals was refused the May festival chorus be cause It would establish a bad precedent. Superintendent I'enrxr'N Itcport. Superintendent of Schools Pearso sub mitted his annual report , which Is the twenty-first document of the kind presented in the history of the school district. Al most one-half of the report consisted of nn argument In favor of the establishment ol three high schools In different parts of the city in place of the erection of one central High school. This portion of the report la intended to respond to the argument made by President Joulan In his annual report In favor ot the ciuliai high school Idea. In another p.irtlon of the report Super intendent Tcar&c slves some statlBtlcs ol echool attendance. Basing Ills estimate ol the population 01 Omaha on the 1800 cen- BUS , 14(1.45 : ; , the population of school ago , between C nnd 21 jtars , was 32,892. Of this number U.fiT.l were of compulsory school ago , between S Dud ] | jcars of age , Inclusive , The enrolfmcLt of pupils within the limits of the compulsory law , however , was only 9,530 , while the total actual cm ailment was only 18,271. Of this number 17SOS were white and only 403 colored. The average number belonging to the schools waa 14.G7C aim tbo average dally attendance was 13,801 , The number of withdrawals during the jeai was 3,821 , leaving nn enrollment of 11,450 nt the end of the school year , Juno 17. The increase o\cr the preceding year In total enrollment waa 1.G91 and In average dally attendance 1,102. The number of teacher * was 355 , each of whom had 51.4 pupils en- rolfed , 41.3 pupils actually belonging In the room and an average attendance of 39. Thi Increase In the number ot teachers was 33 , Eight were added In the High schooF , eighteen In grammar and primary grades and t even in the kindergartens ) . t'oNt of liiHtriictloii IiiureiiNfN. The cost of Instruction , based on thi average dally atendance , increased as conv pared with the cost last year. Deducting from the- total reported expenditures for thi year , $124,078.03 , certain Items not properlj a part of the > car's current expenses am amounting to $31.vOiS.03 , the expense o maintaining the schools for the year appear as $393,062. The cxpiusc f r Instructloi \jas $245,330.10. Thcrelore the total coal o education per pupil Is shown to bo $17.77 , an Increase of 67 cents o\vr the year before The principal part of thlt Increase In th cost of instruction was du.to the Increase ! number of teachers In the High school If your blood is impure then yon are weak ami languid ; your appetite poor and jour digestion Is You cannot sleep well and the morn- log finds you unprepared fur the work ot tbo day. Your checks are pale and your complexion Is fallow. You r troubled with pimples , bolls , or aorne eru tion of the ekln. Why not purify your blood ? II will do it. Take ! Tft few iUY . Tot 111 soon feel better in ctery way , for yonr blood will be pureourappotlte good. Mid your nerves strong. Cl.oo. If yon are bilious , take Ayer's Vllls. They euro constipation , aUu. Write tha doctor f rrely all ths rartlo- Last year the number of teachers there wa.9 reduced considerably below the number necessary If tha best Instruction is to be given , in the opinion of the superintendent , During the jo.ir just closed the number ol High school teachers wns restored approx imately to that which is adequate to secure proper results. The cost of Instruction In grammar and primary grades remained about the same. That In the kindergarten ! waa less than for the preceding year. Superintendent I'earso recommended ar extension of the commercial course in the High school. While the present course If similar to the ono given in most high schools , ho considered It Inadequate. He stated that the course as it Is now turns out > oung people fitted to bo clerks and hi okkecpers rather than to be business men. Bookkeeping , shorthand , commercial arith metic , the mere mechanics of business life , form the chief topics of study. In order tc justify HH existence a commercial course should bo put on a very different basis , llookkecpers and typewriters are now much moro numerous than positions for them and the public schools arc hardly warranted In adding yearly to the number. A commer cial course should give the same Intellectual training and the same acquaintance with the essential branches of knowledge that are ghen by other high school courses. There fore Superintendent Pearse recommended that the pupils should bo given the same teaching in Cngllsh and mathematics , the same knowledge of history and the same grounding In the elements of science as pu pils In the other courses. In addition , the course should give a epcaklng and writing knowledge of German and Spanish and tht elementary principles and some of the details - tails of the laws governing business trans action.1 ? , i llooin for IndiiHtrlnl Trnlnlnic. The superintendent also suggested that ad ditional rooms fchould bo provided for In dustrial training , particularly in the High school , for the manual training department , as not more than one-half ol the students wco dcfilro to enter the department are able to do so on account of the preesnt lack oJ room. The erection of uo.v bulMing ? upon the Cas and Pacific sites will give an opportunity to piovldo atpry sllnlit ex- l.tnw rooms which may ba mote available for other forms of Industrial raining nt any lime the board may eee fit to begin It , Rooms for the simpler forms of wood work ing , for the teaching of cookoiy , and the nlllcd domestic arts may be provided HI thu bas'tvcnl of such new bl lldltigs with llttlo additional cost for cumtructli a. Recommendation was arso mtdt- that sys tematic ph > slcal culture anouid bo Intro duced in the school a In orJor to get the beat reauits a special plac and some su .s- blo apparatus should be proriued , the be ginning to be made In the n v buildings that are to be constructed. If a space In v.'hlch to conduct gymnastic exercises U pro vided by means of dctacncd &tructurca upon the t'hool premises , plans can be drawn so that the school yard and aipo part of the room nnd apapratus may be used as play grounds by children of the vicinity when school Is not In session. The report recommended evening schools , which have already been established , and also a raising of the standard of the teach ing force In the day schools , a matter that was brought to the attention of the board by Member Oration at lost nlgtu'a meet- Ing. Ing.Tho The superintendent devoted considerable space to advocating the establishment of an Industrial school for children who have nc homo or whoso homes have Test Influence and control to such an extent that the chil dren are about to become criminals , and the appointment of truant officers to lool after and secure the attendance of chlldrec of compulsory age. In this way only doe ; the superintendent berlevo that the compul sory attendance law can be enforced. Th < superintendent also advocated a specie school intermediate between the day school : and Industrial school for those children wh < have good homes but who ought not to b In classes with normal children , either be cause they are habitually turbulent or tru nut , or for other reasons that Interfere will the work of the schools , APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE ! Uonrd of Flre nnd Police Commit Hluiiern Tnkc Fornml Action ante to Publication. Whereas , The Board of Fire and Pol < co Commissioners of the city of Omaha , Douglas county , did on No vember 14 , 1898 , pass the following rebolutlon : Ilesohcd , That the clerk of the board bo directed to notify the pub lishers of such newspapers pub lished In Douglas county , Nebraska , as claim the largest circulation therein to furnish the board on or beiro November 21 , 1898 , at 6 o'clock a sworn statement of the nveiago number of copies of said newspaper s'ld to bona fide sub scribers within said county of Doug las , for a period of three months ' preceding , exclusive of such news papers ns may be promiscuously sold on the streets or given away as sample - plo copies ; and , Whereas , at a meeting of said board held November 23 , 1898 , sold board received a communication from the World Publishing com pany , Omaha , Douglas county. Neb. , proprietors of the Morning World- Herald and Evening World-Herald , refusing to furnish said Board of Flro nnd Police Commissioners with a sworn statement of their bona fide circulation ns asked for in the foregoing resolution ; and , Whereas , The Ilee Publishing com pany of the city of Omaha , Douglas county. Neb. , did furnish said Board of Flro and Pr-llco Commissioners with a sworn ftntement of the bona lido circulation of The Omaha Even ing lice In accordance with the fore- golnc : resolution ; therefore , be It Ursolved. That the applicants for I liquor licenses and druggists' per- I mils In the said city of Omnha take notice of these facts nnd govern I themselves accordingly. This resolution was adopted by a unan Im"us vote of the Board of Flre and Polle Commissioners at Its executive session o the board held last nlpht at tho.city hal ! The greater part of the time was devote to adjusting routine business , an hour o two having been spent In revising rules an regulations. j Two resignations were received and ae I ocpted. Ono was that' of Fireman A. C I Taylor nnd the other that of Officer Henr Bay. James Manfleld of the fire depart mcnt , who has 'been on sixty days' proba tlon , was ordered dropped from the depart mcnt. There were two applications for re installment. The first by Oliver Morrel former driver for the chief of the flre de partment , was granted. The other , fror ex-Olflcer F. D. Wolfe , waa referred to th committee on men and discipline. Anothe case also was referred to this committee that of William Kelly , a fireman , again : whom charges of disobeying orders wer preferred. Leaves of absence was granted to two fire men , Captain H. L. Pearman , being excuse for ten days , and B. J. Clark for five dayi A petition for a partol box from the citizen In the vicinity of Thirteenth and Vlnto streets was referred to the committee o property. In the case of the Joseph Schllt Brewing company , which asked that th money paid by It lost February for a llcena for a saloon at 3S02 Sherman avenue , be re funded tor the reason that the license wa not granted , the clerk was ordered to notlf the city treasurer to refund the money- M.OOO , The application of Officer William CosUll for pay during a time pending the tnvcsti ' gatlou ot charges preferred against bli was grautedas the charges were afterwar dismissed. The claims ol C. B. Boyce an P. McLarnan for pay while suspended wei refused. BONDSMEN MUST SETTLE UP Judge Blabaugh Says Ho it Hot About the Forfeitnra Situation , ONE MORE CHANCE FOR THE CULPRITS McDonald anil Coole Cnnc Cnntlttnrd Vntn December 12 Wnrdluw Ex pected < n Shoir Up mid IMend Bint Snvc IliuiiUmcn. Judge Slabaugh when asked what ho In tended to do In regard to the forfeited ball bonds of McDonafd , Cook and Wardlow , said : "I'm feeling prettx hot on thla bond question. The father of thla highwayman , McDonald , Is rich and la well able to stand the forfeiture of his son's ball. Practically all four of the Jl.OOO-dollar bonds have been forfeited ; at any rate they win bo If Mc Donald does not put In an appearance. I have not yet entered any order of forfeiture on my docket , as 1 desire to be as lenient as possible and allow a few days' latitude , seas as to give him all the opportunity possible to appear and explain. If he does not all four of the bonds win bo forfeited. ' "With regard to Wardlow I am told that he will yet show up and pliad guilty. K he does I will act aside the forfeiture In his case. "Somebody Is going to bo sued. When parties out on ball fall to appear It makes It bad for all persons charged with crlmu. People sometimes think I am too BOVCIC with prisoners In the matter of bonds , but \v ! < never a bond Is forfeited I feul that I have no : been severe enough. The consequence quence Ic that other prisoners are compelled to lie In jail until they can obtain a bond large cmmgh In my opinion to Insure their appearance. " A continuance In the McDonald find Cook cases has been taken to December 12. John Sullivan , nick-named "Soapy" Mc Donald , and a companion named Cook were Implicated in a series of hoM-upa during September. There were four charges against the two men. Sullivan's father went on bla eon's bond In each case for $1,000. On Tues day two of the cases against Sullivan were called , tut neither he nor his father , Mich ael Sullivan , was on hand to answer. Judge Slabaugh then said his ball In those coses would bo forfeited , although no entry In the docket to that effect has yet been made. Wardlow was the man who shot Druggist Graham in the face at Twenty-fourth and Farnam streets. He with another man held up Graham In the nighttime and were about to go through his cash drawer whereupon Graham , who had been made to turn his face to the wall , looked around and received a bullet from Wardlow's pistol In the lowci jaw , suffering a ae\ero wound. Wardlow If charged with shooting with Intent to kill and was out on $2,000 ball , Frank Norton , the bondsman for Dellbrldge and Button In the Melchert robbery case , being his eurety , It had been arranged that Wardlow was tc plead guilty , but when his case was called Monday ho did not appear at all. Judge Slabaugh promptly declared his ball for feited. When you ask tor De Witt's Witch Haze Salvo don't accept a counterfeit or Imitation 'ineie are more cases of piles cured by thl : than all othera combined. SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. The appointment of a committee to revise the charter has revived the annexatlot scheme. Unless the charter revision schcm : had been sprung It is hardly probable thai the peopfo would have taken enough Interes In municipal affairs to think about makln. a change. Now that plans are being Ink for Increasing the levy for Ore and pollci purposes , for repairing paved streets and oni thing and another the taxpayers are putting on their thinking caps and are begln.nln ; to wonder where all the money to pay to : these Improvements Is to come from. George Parks , a prominent citizen and i heavy taxpayer , eatd last night that in hi : opinion there waa no use In the peopli wasting time on bills to revise the chartei for annexation Is sure to come. Continuing Mr. Parks said : "I for ono am tired of pay Ing high taxes and getting nothing in re turn. Within a short time I propose to cat a mooting of taxpayers for the purpose o talking over annexation. If the city offi clals cannot be Induced to take the inltla tlvo In this matter we propose to appeal tc the.legislature. . . I am not alone In thU movement. Several hundred good citizen : feel the same as I do and will do an ii their power to bring about a better conditlor of affairs. They are only waiting for i in < ono to start the movement. Taxes are toe high now. Our city levy this year Is Ci mills , which means $56 on $1,000 worth o property. As I own about $25,000 worth o property in this city no one can blame mi for complaining. By annexing to Oman ; wo will Improve our condition and our taxe : will be rower. More than this , we will havi better flre and po'lce ' protection , somethlni which we badly need. "When the question of annexation cam < up two years ago , " continued Mr. Parks "I was opposed to it , but now that we havi about all the Improvements which will com * for some time I favor the Idea and will d < all In my power to bring U about. In m ; opinion it is high time we were getting under the wing of Omaha in order that wi may reap some of the benefits which wll naturally accrue to a largo and powcrfu city. You can put me down In favor of an nexatlon first , last and all the time. " Mr. Perks owns property in all of thi four wards of the city. All of this prop crty , with two exceptions , Is unlmprovei and ho desires a more stabfe governmen before he goes ahead and spends raone ; putting up buildings on tula land. Subcommittee * Meet. Yesterday afternoon the subcommittee o the charter revision committee met at th office of the city attorney and received i number of reports from chairmen of th various council committees. As Mayor En ser was asked to submit suggestions he file a letter recommending that the fire levy b Increased from 3 to 6 mills and the pollc levy from B to 8 mills. The mayor call matce that the overlap In these two fund win amount to at leapt $10,000 toy the cm of the present fiscal year. The police depArtment pArtmont is now composed of fourteen pa trolmcn and one chief , while the flre department partment Is made up of six men , one super intendent of fire alarms and ono chief. Th committee spent some time going over th present charter and finally adjourned untl Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In connection with the charter revlsloi Senator-elect Van Dusen stated yesterda that the suggestion had been made to bin that South Omaha be provided with a fir and police commission In order that thes two Important departments of clvlt govern ment be taken out of the bands of polltl clans. Mr. Van Dusen further said tha the scheme of having a tax commlsslone I'or S'.utb ' Omaha had been broached am whilu for the present he would not com mit himself he felt that/both points deserve- - due consideration. MnKlc Cltr GOII. Anthracite coal Is now $ S a ton. Mrs. Tuttle of Avery Is quite sick. The city offices and banks will be closei today. George Dare has gone to Iowa to tlal relatives. Manager Kenyon of the stock yards com pany distributed turkeys to the employes o the company nnd the local newspaper .men > csterday. F. At Agno\v and wife have gone to Stu art , In. , to visit relatives. The cells In the new city Jail were being placed In position yesterday. Two children of I'red Klnpr , Twenty-fifth and Li streets , arc 111 with diphtheria. Miss Kate Chlzck of Pacific Junction Is the guest of her brother , Jnmcs V. Chlrek. Hev. Herbert Kpsy will preach at the gos pel meeting at the Ilaptlst church tonight. Thomas Whlttlcsey nnd brldp have re turned from their wedding trip through the south. The Modern Woodmen will give a dance In their new hall In the Flnley block on Saturday c\enlng. The live stock market will be open the same as usual today , but the commission men expect to get through by noon. Open cars are still being run on the Shor- inan luemie line and those compelled to ride In tlkcm are kicking vigorously. Workmen \\ero engaged yesterday after noon In clearing the N street and Q street stub car lines of sleet nnd snow. Hev. II. H. Mlllurd , pastor of the First Methodist 'Episcopal church , Is confined to his homo with nn attack of quinsy. The local papers are hollering against an nexation. They know that If South Omaha Is annexed to Omaha their'city pap will bo cut off. Union Thanksgiving services will bo held at the First Haptlst church this forenoon. Pastors of the different churches will de liver short addresses. Finnic Taylor was removed from the hos pital yesterday to the residence of the Christie boys , where he will stop until well enough to attend to business. It Is stated that five additional stock ex aminers will bo added to the force of the bureau of animal Industry on December 1. The men selected are : 'C. 13. Campbell , O. W. HeUey , I. Ulchards , M. T. Hascall and J. G. Beattle. 1 Adah chapter of the Eastern Star will give Its fourth annual ball on Saturday evening nt Masonic hall. The reception committee la made up ns follows : Mrs. Peck , Mrs. Drew or , Mrs. Miller , George Brewer , Mr. Hastings and Mr. Buchanan. A. V. Miller , H. Carey nnd W. S. Babcock will look after the floor. Coroner Swanson held an Inquest yea tc relay on the remains of H. K. Thompson , who was found In the snow nt Twentieth and Q stieets Monday night. The testimony went to show that Thompson was clad In a medium weight suit , with summer under wear , and the jury found that he had died from exposure to the severe storm which was raging nt that line. Friends of Thomp son are making arrangements for the fu neral. UALUUFF GUTS Till ! GOLD MEDAL. Fuiuoim Cliouolntc llonlioiis WIu at tinKxpoRltloii. . The good news was given out yesterday that Balduff's Chocolate Bonbons , so ul tra otlvely displayed In the Manufactures building at the Transmlsslsslppl Expoaltlou , had been given theugold medal , or highest award , by the Jury on Awards. This recog nition of this fine confectionary is well de served. For many years Mr. W. S. Balduff , situ ated at 1520 Farnam street , has bean the loading confectioner In Omaha , with the fanciest trade , and always selling the latest and most artistic productions of skilled bakers' and confectioners' labor. Balduff'a Chocolate Bonbons comprise an extensive line of many different styles each one an original design , an attractive novelty of graceful form of more than real merit , made of the best and purest materials under the personal supervision of Mr. Balduff. In addition to their superior elegance of shape and purity of materials they possess a delicacy of flavor and a rich , satisfying de- Hciousncss that cannot be found In o'hor chocolates. Balduff's Chocolate Bonbons _ represent advanced Ideas'in ' the confection ers' art. Their dellciousness suits the de mands of the most fastidious better than any other confection. Every box of them that leaves the establishment receives the per sonal attention and' has the guarantee-of Mr. Baldiirf. ' , Few people arc nwaro of the size of the Balduff plant. Its cleanliness and remarkable - able equipment of machinery and aids to the manufacture of pure candles and p ° r- fect pastry cause the wonder of all who visit and to all who have never seen the factovy rooms Mr. Balduff extends a cordial Invita tion to call and bo shown through. HOW TO GUESS ON BEANS. People Who Win Toil of Their Plait * for EHtlniiitliiK Accurately the Content * of a Jar. Since the organization of the Merchants' Bean club the guessing fad has become con tagious and people In order to perfect them selves are guessing on about everything , oven to the number of stars In the heavens , the number of trees In the forests , the blades of grata and the exact distance to the moon. Of course there Is no money In making these guesses , but there la money In correctly guessing the number of beans In the jars In the windows of the members of the Mer chants' Benn club , as several parties In Omaha can testify. In The Bee of Wednesday appeared the partial list of guesscrs who won prizes In the award made Tuesday by the members of the Bean club and the methods adopted by these prize winners Is Interesting. Speaking In regard to the plan which ho adopted , H. M. McCormlck , 1909 Izard street , who re ceived a pair of shoes by reason of guessing within one of the number of beans In the jar In the window of T. B. Norrls , said : "This was the only guess that I made. I would have fifed other guesses If I had had the time. While I never attended a guessIng - Ing Khool , I have guessed before and con sider m > self about as good a guesser aa there Is In the city. Upon other occasions I have won prizes. Only a few years ago I won a quantity of tea and at that time I entered the list where there were hundreds of guessers. If > ou want to guess and guess correctly , the only thing to do Is to go ahead and guess. There Is no rule to pursue In these matters. " C. H. Uusland resides at 2415 Hamilton street , and In the guessing contoU won a beautiful decorated lamp , offered by the Orchard & Wlflielm Carpet company. He needed Just such a lamp and laid his planate to eecuro It. After reading the Bean club advertisement In The Hoc he went around to the company's store and examined the jar containing the beans. Then he went home and securing a Jar of the same size filled It i with beans which he afterward counted. He found that his jar contained 1,102 beans and then ho decided that this would be his guess. Ho hit It exactly , even to a bean , and now he Is the pcssessor of Just ns nice a lamp aa there Is In town. W. T. Ivans resides at 2208 Howard street and did some pretty close guessing on a Jar of beans in the window of tbt Sherman & McConnell Drug company and as a iciult he has secured a big bottle ol perfume , n thins that ho wanted. The Jai contained 2,191 beans and Ivans came within six of guessing that number. Telling how he guessed BO close ho said : "I looked at the jnr and then guessed. In the future 1 don't Intend to allow guessing to Interfere with m/ work , but when there Is to be n guess to bo made I propose to bo In on It. " Mrs. George Magncy live * at 2212 Cau street nnd as she came within one of guess ing the number of beans In a Jar In the window of the Howe-Talmage Shoe company Ehe Is enabled to present her husband with a pair of line shoes as a Thanksgiving pres. ent. The Jar contained 1,840 Beans and Mrs. Magney guessed the number at 1,839. In order to make uch a close cuess ahe did a little figuring. She looked at the Jar nnd ascertained Its etze and then at home ebe filled a similar Jar with beans , after which eho counted them , with the result that she was the closest to the exact number. COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS Especially is This True Under the Local System of Assessment. RAILROADS ESCAPE THEIR JUST SHARE FiKttrcM from Cnnimlmilonerii' tlooka Show Iltnv Valuation * of Other Corporation * Unto Incrcfmed While Itnllrnail * Stood Still. Ywtcrday The Itee'i attention was directed to the vast discrepancy between the tax vat * nations of the railroad right ot way In Omaha' compared with those of the other taxable property ot the city. It waa shown that the happy thought which had Inserted an apparently harmless proviso In the city charter during Its tempestuous passage through the legislature had kept railroad valuations on the old basis , while the gen eral Increase In other property as a result of the tax commissioner aystem was nearly 100 per cent. /But even more startling comparisons ore afforded when the railroad assessments are considered In connection with those of the other corporations that do business In Omaha. In these case * the difference la quadrupled and the disadvantage at which the local corporations Is placed Is pro digious. Itvas generally believed that one of the most salutary effects of the new law would bo the elevation of corporation assessments to a point commensurate with the valuations placed on the property of Individuals. Pub lic sentiment proclaimed that It was time the corporations paid their share of the cost ol municipal government and this was one ol the moat effective arguments In ta\or of the new system. When the first assessment was made un der the new law ridiculously low valuations of corporation property that had been made by subsidized precinct assessors were doubled several times over. The corpora tions made a vigorous flght before the Board of Equalization and some slight compromises wore made , but In the end the four biggest Omaha corporations accepted assessments that averaged over 450 per cent higher than those of the previous year. The result wag a largely Increased receipt ot taxes from these sources and a corresponding relief ol the homo owners and Individual taxpa > ers. If the same Increase had been mode on the railroad right of way that was made on the property of other corporations their ag gregate assessment In 1SU8 would have been about $800,000 , as compared with (100,000 , which represented the limit that the tax commissioner could assess under the law. But the roads were effectively protected by the proviso that they had managed to get Incorporated into the law and the other cor porations had to ako their medicine , while railroad property'alone remained at the old figure. The following table , which shows the comparative valuations In 1897 , under the old system , and In 1898 , under the new law , together with the rate of increase , affords a very forcible Illustration of the necessity for some change that will put the railroads on the same basis of taxation as other property : Increase entirely on the Belt Line ; no ether lines affected by it. MAKE IT NOW OR NEVER 1 * . 'E. Her' * Invitation to Opponent * of the UxpOHltlon to Make Thcra- elvei Known. P. E. Her , In reference to alleged opposi tion to the 1899 exposition , says : "If the people of Omaha and Nebraska do not want an exposition here next year now Is the time for them to say so. The promoters of the enterprise have no desire to force any thing on the public. If the people of the state do not want It we will stop right here. Wo are prepared to go ahead and give a big national and international exposition , but we do not care to compel people to sub mit to It. Let those who are opposed to the plan take the floor now. " The meeting of the transportation d - paftment of the Commercial club yesterday was chiefly remarkable for what it failed to accomplish. It was called primarily as a vent to the opposition to the 1899 exposi tion that Is nurtured by some of the locil jobbers , and prior to the meeting it was Intimated that it would result In a concerted movement against the enterprise. The ses sion was purely executive , and when It was over all information in regard to what transpired behind the closed doors was studiously withheld. It was noticeable , how ever , that the talk of downing the exposi tion had subsided , and It Is understood that It was tacitly decided that it would not be advisable to make any open crusade against the enterprise at this time. The new owners of the exposition have so far made no move toward taking possession of the grounds beyond the acceptance ot the bill of sale. Chief Clerk Templeton of the BulTdlngs and Grounds department says he has received no communication from Mr. Her , and In the absence of definite Instruc tions the department is still in charge of the property. The entire force of the de partment , including the firemen , now con- stEtts of only seventy-six men. Mr. Temple- ton says the force has been reduced to the lowest point possible In view of the neces sity of protecting the property , and it Is hla opinion that It will be unsafe to attempt to get along with much less than the present number. The committee representing the new own ers was again at work yesterday to twcurc the remainder of the $100,000 subscription list. This has been nearly accomplished. The committee expects to be able to proceed with the organization ot the company before the end of thcAtcek. Last night the following telegrams were received : CHICAGO , Nov. 23. To John W. Ryck- man : Chicago will certainly support Omaha liberally In endeavor to show all Industries and products of new colonies In exposition of 1899 ; also ot exhibits of our own manu factures. CHARLES H. CROSS , National Economist. GEORGE R. ALLEN , Manager Association of Manufacturers. W. B. CONKEY , President Illinois Manufacturers' Ass'n. CHICAGO , Nov. 23. To John W. Ryck- man : Decision to hold great exhibition at Omaha next year , with colonies as central feature , applauded by Chicago business men , This city will do Its share In the laudable cven.1. WESTERN BOOK AND STATIONERY CO. CHICAGO REAL ESTATE INDEX CO. HERMAN WARNER & CO. , Cigar Manufacturers. MARC M. REYNOLDS. Jnter Ocean. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE. By G. A. Bcok. Dinner for Delinquent * . The prisoners at the county Jail will en joy a Thanksgiving dinner like other people. Sheriff McDonald procured 100 pounds cf turkey yesterday and a lot of fruit and pies and other Incidentals and Jall.'r George fihand will eee to It that each one of LIs eighty or raoro charges gets a good fell of the great American bird. Overcome evil with cooj. mercome your coughs oud coldH with One Minute Cough Cure. It is BO good cullldrrn cry for It. H cures croup , bronchitis , pneumonia , grippe end all thi oat and lunc dlseaucg. , Do you want a medicinal whiskey to fortify your system against the treacherous Autumn weather ? THEONLYdpCINAj. | PURB MALT WHIS- $ * WHISKEVKEY ! Its medicinal virtues - < tues have been recognized by the government which requires a proprietary medicinal stamp to be affixed to each bottle. Ask your druggist or ' Pure grocer for Duffy's Malt Whiskey , as there is nothing which can take the place of this old and tried remedy. 'DUFFY ' MALT WHISKEY co , , ROCHESTER.N.Y , Jluciicn $ ak * & OF & & Oriental Rugs A rare opportunity to buy Relia ble Turkish RUQS at your own price. Over 500 choice and selected speci mens to select from. The sale is under the management of G. T. Pushman and everyone attending V tending is assured of strictly honor able treatment , as this sale is en tirely different in character from the usual Oriental auction sales , rugs and values being exactly as represented. Stile will continue Friday nt 1O:30 : n. m. and 2:30 : p. in. ; Saturday at 10:30 a. m. , 2:3O and 8:00 p. m. Orchard & Wilhelm THANKSGIVINGDAY SERVICES _ Omnha Chnrclira Will Unite In Dif ferent Section * for tbc 1'nrnoae of Offering Thank * and PruUo. Union Thanksgiving services will be held in several of the churches of this city this snornlnc and evening. In many In stances congregations of the saino denomi nation have been Invited to come together In a central place to Join In giving thanks for the blessings of the year and listen to n sermon by the pastor of one of the partici pating churches. In other cases special services will bo held without union wl h other churches. The music will be the spe cial feature of the exercises and elaborate preparations are being made by the various choirs. The Seward Street Methodist Episcopal , Second Presbyterian and Calvary Baptist churches will unite at the Calvary Bapt'st ' church at 11 o'clock. Rev. D. Welch of the Seward Street church will deliver the ser mon and special music will be rendered by the regular church cholf. Rev. Vyrnwy Morgan , pastor of the First Baptist church will preach the sermon for the south side churches nt the Tenth Street Methodist Episcopal church. The exercises will be participated In by all of the churches and missions of that part of the city. Union Thanksgiving services to be held at Beth-Eden Baptist church at 11 a. m. will be participated In by Hanscoin Park Methodist , Westminster Presbyterian , Beth- Eden Baptist , St. Mary'e Avenue Congrega tional and Grace Lutheran churches. Ser mon by Rev. T. B. Moore , pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church. Union services of the United Presbyterian churches of the city will be held In Central church , Twenty-fourth and Dodge streets , at 10:30 : o'clock. The sermon will be preached by Rev. Alexander Gllchrlst. The Knox Presbyterian church will hold special exercises at Its own church at 10:30 : o'clock. The pastor , Rev. A. C. Brown , will deliver the sermon. Elaborate preparations for the observance of the day have been made by the congre gation of Trinity cathedral. The boys and girls are bringing supplies of clothing for men and women , and the families of the church are supplying baskets of provisions for members of households dependent upon their bounty for their Thanksgiving dinner. The general offerings of the parish and the collections at the 9:30 : and 10:30 : a. m. serv ices are to be given to families where money , rather than provisions , can bo ot help , The alms are also to bo divided among the In stitutions of charity , benevolence and relig ion. At the morning service Dean Fair will deliver the address and Mrs. Cotton will furnish the music. Bishop Wortblngton will be present at the exerlcscs. Union services will be held at tboAon Baptist church at 11 o'clock. Rev. J. C. C. Owens has been invited to preach the ser mon. All Saints' church will hold special services at 10:30 : o'clock , with preaching by the pastor , Rev. T. J. Mackay. The Saratoga and Cherry Hill Congrega tional churches will unlto with the Monmouth - mouth Park Methodist and the Olivet Bap tist churches , as In previous years , In a Thanksgiving service at the Monmouth Park Methodist church at 10:45 : o'clock. Pastor Clark of the latter church will deliver the sermon. The Clifton Hill Presbyterian church and the Lowe Avenue church will unite ut 10:30 : o'clock at the latter place. Special services will bo held. The down-town churches hold a union service on Thanksgiving day at the First Congregational church , corner of Davenport and Nineteenth streets. Service begins at 10:30 : a. m. Rev. D. D. Burt , pastor of the Tlrst Christian church , preached the Har mon. Music by the choir of the First Con gregational church. Everybody welcome. Trinity Varlmli Preimrntlon * . The Daughters of the King of Trinity parish met at the parish house yesterday afternoon to pack Thanksgiving boxes for the poor. All the contributions that have been received at the church during the last few days were carefully sorted over and the baskets were made up to cult the needs ot families of different sizes. When the work was done and thu backets counted It waa found that there would bo a sufficient sup ply to make thirty families happy for one day. The distribution will be made thlo No Other External Remedy : , and Few Internal , Are Equtl To B ENSON'S , 8 SEAL ) ( ON THE STAMP/ tatNUINK 'tis the best POROUS PLASTER Tntaluable In KMn-r Plieww. It tonthM th * Kidney ? , atnpa th dull ache , pruteoti nftltiet sad * tl-t cnld. Try a Henton'i. rric 25c. All lruKEi"ta. Of niTrf.Hembutjr A Juhn8unNiY.lf unobttloit'le. For Rats , Mice , Roaches , and Other Vermin. IT'S A KILLER. After eating , all vermin eek water and lh open alt Hence thu killer Ii the most cleanly on earth. For Sato by all Drunrlfte. Price , IB CnU. NEWTON M AH U FACTOR I NO & CHEMICAL CO. , 03 William Street. New York. DR. McCREW , SPECIALIST , Trail all Formi a ( DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF MEN ONLY. 20 YEARI EXPERIENCE 12 Ye r § ( a Onuha. ContuIuiiooFrtt. Book free. OfflcaMlhfcFirnimSts morning under the supervision of Dean Fair and the flrs't thirty needy onus to apply will not be refused At the services thlH morning at 9:30 : and 10:20 : o'clock offerings of money will bo made and this will be distributed among these who are In want of moro than pro visions. Itlahop Worthlngton , who will bo present at the services , requests that all those who have not church services of their own this morning will attend those at the Triulty cathedral. V. SI. v. A , I'roniicntM. Thanksgiving day will Uo appropriately observed at the Youty ; Men's Christian as sociation , the rooms , with the exception of the lunch room , being open fjom 8 to 10 IL ra. At 0 o'clok ths dinner to younff men awny from horrif will be given , and the prospect now 'Is for the largest gatherIng - Ing of thu kind the association has held. After dinner the guests will respond to toasts , with Ilev. H. C. Herring as tha principal speaker. After dinner the guests will adjourn to the gymnasium and witness a game of basket ball , and then go In for games and a real toclal time. Although the dinner in for Invited guests , a1 ! ! mem bers of the assoslatlon are heartily Invited to bo on hand from 8 to 10:30 : p. m. and enjoy the social tlmo with the other men. Itt'innrUnlili * Hr ftie. \ Mrs. Michael Curtain , I'Jalnflold , III. , makes the etatomcnt that she caught cold , which settled on her lungs ; she 'was ' treated for a month by her family physician , but grew worse. Ho told her she was a hopeless victim of consumption and that no raedlclna could cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption : she bought a bottle and to her delight founfl la-reel f benefited from first tiore. She con tinued 1(8 ( titc and after taking six bottles found heraulf round nnd well ; now does her own houFcworK , und Is us well as cho ever was. rroe trial bcttles of this Great Dis covery nt Kuhn & Co.'s drug store. Only Ct cents and Jl-OO ; every bottle guaranteed.