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TO HELP OUT SINKING FUND City Treasurer Explains Necessity of Nine * Mill L vy. REQUIRED TO MEET INTEREST ON BONDS Contention that the Finn Will IMncc the Fnniln In a Condition thnt All ObllRntlon * Mar De 4 , Paid Promntlr. City Treasurer Edwards has requested the city council to set aside about 9 mills for the sinking fund In the 1899 levy , which is soon to bo made up. Ho estimates that it will require -this to place the fund on a caih basis , which will save the city Annually several thousands of dollars in in terest. There is considerable question Whether the council will look at the proposi tion In the same light as does the city treas-1 urer , even though the latter backs himself up with figures. In last year's levy the Inking fund got but 3.325 mills. According to the statement of the city treasurer , the bonded Indebtednces of the city at thn present time , the principal and Interest of which the sinking fund Is in tended to meet , amounts to $3,361,100. Dur ing the coming year there will be added to this $100,000 more the $50,000 sewer and $50,000 paving bond ? voted at the last dec tlon. Tbe interest on the bonded Indebted neea with which the city was burdened on the first of the year amounts to $166,127 annually. Interest amounting to $4,000 a year will be added to this by the $100,000 bonds that are to be Issued , making the total Interest that must be met during the year $170,127. Carrying an Overlap. But this year must also carry a consid erable overlap in the sinking fund. On January 1 $60,431 of the $166,127 Interest that had accrued during 1897 could not be paid out of the treasury for lack of funds. The required money had to be raised by Issuing registered warrants to the amount , which bear 7 per cent Interest. Since then 94,740.59 of these warrants have been taken up , ) leaving outstanding $45,690.41 In in terest-bearing warrants against the fund. Besides this , it Is estimated that this amount ot outstanding warrants will be largely increased during the next four months , since the 1899 tax will not become due until May 1. During these months the following amounts of interest wll fall due : February , $12,875 ; March , $14,000 ; April , $11,687.60 a total of $38,562.50. It is estimated that the tax payments for this ame length ot time will not amount to snore than $13,000. Therefore , to satisfy tbo remainder of .tho Interest that wllf become due , $25,562.50 in warrants will have to be floated. Consequently when the 1899 levy falls due on May 1 there will be outstanding 171,252.91 against the fund In warrants bear ing , Interest at the rate of 7 per cent. Therefore , the city treasurer points ou that it the olty wants the sinking fund to be'even with the world on January 1 , 1900 it must provide the means for taking up tb interest that will accrue during the year , 170,127 ; ' the overlap of $45,690.41 from 189 in the shape ot warrants , and the different betweenthe 7 per cent interest that the ( ' outstanding 'warrants of $71,252.91 wll draw to May 1 , and the 5 per cent Intercs that.-the regular interest coupons which they supplanted drew. The total will be in the vicinity of $225,000 , or about th equal of the proceeds from a 9 mills levy according to the figures .of the city treas Urer. Edward * Explain * It. "The only economical way In which th eityicanhandle .this.sinking ; fuadisto pu it on a 'cash basis , " declares City Treasure : Edwards. "It Is losing about 2 per cent o the amount of the outstanding warrants an Dually that is , the difference be tween the 7 p r cent that It must pay on these warrants and the 5 per cent that the bonded debt draws. And the situa tion is becoming worse annually , because at the end ot each year the warrants stand ing against the sinking fund Increase ( n amount. "This Is caused by tbo fact that the council iIt cil makes the levy on the wrong theory. It goes on the basts tfaat the entire tax levy will be collected annually. If tbls were true , there would bo no deficit In the fund , as the amount levied.would bo sufficient to care for all interests that accrues , As a matter ot fact , but 75 per cent of the levy Is collected any year and the consequence Is that 25 per cent of the matured Interest must be paid through the medium of outstanding warrants rId rants , A portion of the 25 per cent unpaid tax Is collected In after years , but there is always a part never collected and this forms a deficit , which grows larger year after year. " GALLAGHER ANIHSIBSON FREE OB Motion of A l tant County Attor ney Thoma * the Gamhllnv Cnnem Are Dlanilnied. All of the complaints against Theodore Gallagher and Harry Gibson , charging them with gambling and keeping a' gambling room , were dismissed by Judge Gordon on motion ot Assistant County Attorney Thomas. Gallagher and Gibson were arrested irds rested Itit month with a party of friends at their rooms , 908 North Sixteenth street. Four charges were filed against them. The first , that ot gambling on private premises , was dismissed last Saturday on motion of Mr. Thomas , who recognized the lack of Jurisdiction. One complaint against Gib , son , who was charged with gaming , was dismissed first. The defendant's attorney asked for tha dismissal of the other two complaints , that of keeping gaming fixtures and keeping a gambling room , and after coneulttng tbo police the cases wore dropped. Marie Sloan , who was arrested on the charge of soliciting , was discharged. Mickey Krowl , entered a plea of guilty teas stealing Edw'n Jackson's bicycle and was , sentenced to thirty days in Jail. Reed Yates was discharged by tbo court , as in Judge Gordon's estimation there would not bo sufficient evidence to convict him In the district court of the theft of a sealskin cap from the. person of Robert Guild. D. B. Gantz lodged a complaint against Mabel Nash of 1204 Dodge street , whom he accused of stealing a pocketbook contain ing $37.79 in cash from his person. Gantz drives a delivery wagon for a Douglas street furniture house and was on bis way to the depot to pay the freight on some goods. < Ha says the woman hailed him from her bouse and told him she bad something she wanted him to toke to the store and have re- paired. He went to sco what it was and alleges that be was robbed while there. ' Rally at Ilanncom Park MrthodUt. The annual rally of the Hanscom Park Mttbodlst church occurred last evening and notwithstanding the -inclement weather the attendance was large. President P Jter WhWney of the Board of Trustees presided. The program opened with the singing of that favorite Methodist hymn , "How Firm hata Foundation. " Rev. F. M. Stsson , tbe pastor offered prayer. Vocal soloa were rendered by Fred I * Willis and Mrs. George Strang John M. Qlllan gave a pleasing recitation am ) Miss Josephine Allen delighted her au- * Nenous Exhaustion Is r ll v d by Utrsftri'iAcKPhitphifi ' Take no &ob titat , jlonce with a whistling solo. The financial cport of Secretary George W. Johnson ihowcd that the church is In a nourishing oudltlon and that there have been numerous ildltlons during the last year. Subscriptions 'ero taken for the year of 1899. The ovenJ ng closed with a social , the young women ervlng some excellent refreshments. HEARD ABOUT TOWN. "I have about concluded my work hero aklng depositions In tlie Indian depredation ilalins , " said Ben Carter of Washington , D. at the Mlllard last night , "and In a few days I go to Texas on the same line of work. " Mr. Carter is a special attorney of the Dakota and Wyoming examining witnesses. n the grand aggregate the claims ot the ? arly settlers of the west foot up a pretty big sum. They run up into the millions. 'One ' group of claims in the Ulack Hills , " says Mr. Carter , "amounts to $100,000 , ac cording to the figures of the claimants. They arose out of the Wounded Knee affair n 1890. " Remembering tbe experiences of a govern- nent attorney named Fltcli , sent some years ago to Texas .to gather up testimony on the government's side , Mr. Carter prefers to go about his work quietly and say as little as possible. Fitch was interviewed so much in Texas that ho never got a chance to do any work to speak of , although he was made to say that his mission Involved several million dollars of claims. Now Mr. Carter has to go over the same ground Fitch should have covered. Mr. Carter did admit , however , -that while hero he examined witnesses in about 400 cases , These claims are mostly for depreda tions by the Sioux and Cheyennes from 1S65 to 1870 to the cattle and other live stock ot the settlers. The depositions In the cases of John F. Coad of Omaha and his brother , I Mark ; Coad of Fremont , make about 200 | pages ] of typewritten matter and took two weeks' time. The Coad claims amount to about $70,000. Speaking of the John Wedderburn claims agency Mr , Carter said : "Wcdderburu's I business ! has mostly fallen Into the hands of A. L. Hughes , a young Washington attor ney. " Samuel E. Rigg , a wlde-awako pusher of real estate of Spokane , Wash. , was In the city last night on his way home after an ex tended visit through the east and south. "I think wo In the far west are now about duo with another big Incursion of homemakers - makers , " sold he. "When It does come It will be a source of development that will do our section some lasting good. I do not attach much faith to such excitements as the Klondike kind , save that they serve to bring a great many persons out upon the prairies and into the valleys of the trans- mountain region , who otherwise would never have como. If they do not get to the frozen ; Yukon and Its tributaries they at least get a chance to see what they can do by going Into agricultural , horticultural and mercan tile enterprises where opportunities for natu ral and profitable development abound. The state of Washington received much benefit from the Klondike craze just In this way. People soon saw that there is really more money to bo made by tilling the soil , rais ing llvo stock , cutting timber or even going Into the Rockies and seeking the yellow metal where the risks are not one-tenth so great and the prospects probably far better than in Alaska. So a large proportion of Klondlkers stayed in our state and went to work on the fertile soil or delved into the auriferous gulches of our own Rockies and Cascades. "My reason for thinking that wo will soon have another incursion Is that I find so many people in the cast and south , particu larly the younger generation , turning tbeir eyes to the west In the hope of making their fortunes. Conditions are too much crystal- Mzcd for them at homo and their opportunl- lea are limited. They want gold bad enough , but are beginning to realize that.the best way to get it Is to go where land can be obtained at a reasonable price and then take off their coats and go to work. In a Mttle time they can have homes as good as : hose of their fathers and farms equaled by none anywhere else in the world. " Perional Pnrnicrnplm. W. J. Millar of Hastings Is at the Her Grand. O. E. Haskell of Lincoln Is at the Her Grand. W. S. Summers of Lincoln Is a guest of the Her Graml. F. M. Llbblo of St. Joseph Is at the Her Srand. Louis Strauss of St. Louis Is at the erl Grand. Gcorgo Bain of Chicago is a guest of the Her Grand. J. B. Havelnnd of Indianapolis Is a gcest of the Her Grand. Phillip E. Mullln , n. Kansas City contrac tor , was at the Mlllard yesterday. W. T. Ramsay , one of the coal magnates of What Cheer , la. , was in the city yester day. day.E. E. R. Klmball. a creamery bw manufac turer of Kansas City , Is stopping at the Mll lard.John. II8 John. B. ' Frawloy , the Union Pacific's pas senger representative at Kansas City Is 8at | tho'Mlllard. , at Major William Monaghan has returned from paying off the United States soldiers edat Fort Leavenworth. J. R. Welpton of Red Oak , la. , dropped In to pay a visit to his brother , D. B. Welpton > , at the Murray yesterday. x A. D. Sheridan of Chicago Is hero looking up live stock figures for his department of the Chicago stock yards. L. P. Slgsbee , a Now York commercial man , who Is a brother of Captain Slgsbee lolot tbo Ill-fated Maine. Is in the city. J. W. McCutcheon , a prominent business man of Bismarck , N. D. , Is paying Omaha , a short visit with a view to spring trade. Ncbraskans at the hotels : F. M. Rublee and wife. Broken Bow ; L. P. Sine and C. M. Jaynes , Lincoln ; Clarence Ellis. Tekomnh ; T. E. Scnvey. Wolbach ; J. J , Elkln. Ban croft ; J. T. Wlcsman , Lincoln ; H. T. Brad- ds ck , Chadrcn ; F. E. Witt and J. H. Sklrv- Ing. Brownleo ; James A. Cllne , Mlnden ; J. P. Kelly , Bancroft. At the Murray. James J. Atkins , Pitts- field ; S. L. Hopper , Chicago ; James D. Draper. Marlon , la. : D. O. Robinson , Den ver ; H. A. Taylor , Chicago ; F. J. Doan , De troit ; Frank Mauritius , Lincoln ; J , jj" Welpton , Red Oak , la. : J. II. Cole and wife , Thurman. la. ; J. P. Martin , Missouri Val ley , la. ; W. F. Klrkhnrd , DCS Molnes ; Daniel i Lyons , Cameron , Neb. ; Henry Hesse , Chicago cage ; Ralph Henry Dcy. Sioux City ; H. hlM. . Puffer , Valley ; C. F. Sylvester. Chicago ; M.T , M. Robinson , Glrnrd , O. ; T. Wallace , New York ; W. W. Webster , Lincoln. ewJ. At the Mlllard : J. P. Meier , Mollne ; J. B. Frawley , Kansas City ; II. Nathanson , New York ; E. R. Klmball , Kansas City ; Charles H. Bellack , Milwaukee ; W. R. Law- law , Jr. . New York : John Nuvecn , Chicago ; Phillip E. Mullln. Kansas City ; R. R. Hall , St. Louis ; N. S. Harding , Nebraska City ; II. L. Rosen. New York ; W. R. Hall. St. Louis ; E. N. Corman. Chicago ; C. B. Coolldge and daughter. I/cad. S. D. ; 8. R. Roemer and wife. Lead , S. I ) . ; J. A. Wen . dell , Newark. N. J. ; S. S. Curtlss , Leo Kohn , Cleveland ; W. II. Klancr. Dubuque ; Thomns Hoy. Newcastle ; M. Frank. Philadelphia ; , B. Sparks. St. t < > uls ; H. A. Berry and wife , Chicago ; W. S. Bartholomew , Chicago ; Wil . liam Hcnrlch. Hastings ; W. H. Reed , Cin cinnati ; C. B. Tullls Chicago ; Charles K. I Cran * > Boston ; Ben Carter. Washington. i Take n I.I Hie 1'reventlvr. Some twenty of the young women In the telephone exchange were vaccinated Wednes day afternoon. They had heard of the pervalence of smallpox In several sections ! of the city and also that a couple of the line men of the company bad visited the Peycke house , where there Is a case of the disease. Fearing that they might ome in contact with some afflicted party , they walked up i to the physician , bared their arms and were without evea flinching. . SMALLPOX BOBS UP AGAIN Makes ] lu Appearance in Crowded Thir teenth Street Tenement. GENUINE SCARE FOR THIRTY-SIX PEOPL Tom I.tnton Manifests Strong Symp toms of ContaKlon and Will Ho Sent to 1'eit lloniie I'recau- tlon * tlelnif Token. Smallpox made Its appearance yesterday In a new part of town and under circum stances somewhat favorable for its spread. So far a single case is all that has been dis covered. It Is a mild one and stringent measures were at once taken to prevent it becoming an epidemic. Late yesterday afternoon City Physician Ralph was notified by telephone that a man living in a fiat At 1251 South Thirteenth street was ill and showed many of the symptoms of smallpox. A rash that had broken out all over his body alarmed those who knew of the circumstance and the doc tor was asked to make an investigation. He went at once to the address given and I after examining the sick man pronounced ' the disease smallpox. The authorities were immediately notified and every precaution was taken to check its spread. The afflicted man is Tom Llnton. He is an employe of Poycke Brothers. With his mother and sister be occupies apartments in ' the flat wfaere thirty-six other people live. As Ltnton was taken sick only yesterday | morning the physician thinks It very Im probable that any of the other Inhabitants of the building will contract the disease. As a precautionary measure the people in the flat will not be allowed to leave their apartments until they have been vaccinated. Six Fnmllle * Expoicil. I The flat where Llnton lives li a three- . etory brick building on the apartment house plan. It stands on the rear of the lot nearly 100 feet from the street. There are eighteen rooms on the three floors and six families make their homes there. Dr. Ralph Immediately sent a physician to vaccinate the members of the Llnton family and some time today all the others will re ceive the same treatment. In the Interim no one will bo allowed to leave or enter the flat , special policemen having been detailed to patrol the street In front of the quaran tined premises. On the street In front of the ( flat Is Joseph Swoboda's barber shop. This , too , will be kept closed. As a result of the quarantine seven men -will 'be ' kept away from their business today and about fifteen children will be absent from school. The pupils of the Train , Pacific and Lin- coin schools , where children of the Infected quarantined .house . have attended , "will be vaccinated today. A suitable building for a pest house will be found this morning and Ltnton will be moved there and placed In care of competent j nurses. Facts Alinnt Champagne. G. H. Mumm's Extra Dry Is made from choicest grapes and first pressings. Its Im portations in 1898 aggregated 86,855 cases , or 52,649 more than any other brand. $ IXTY DIRECTORS ELECTED Commercial Clnb Holds It * Annual Election with Only Fifty-Two Member * Voting. Sixty directors' of the Commercial club were elected yesterday afternoon , the polls being open from 1:30 : to 6 o'clock. Out of 440 members only fifty-two voted. There were 120 candidates on the ballot and each Voter WAS allowed to put his mark dpposlte sixty names. C. S , Hayward and W. J. C. Kenyon were the most popular candidates , as they received all of the votes. All can didates who received twenty-nine or more votes were elected. The following will be the board of directors for the ensuing year : i Edgar Allen , E. M. Andrecsen , E. E. Andrews - ' drews , C. E. Black , W. M. Burgess , E. A. Benson , J. E. Baum , W. C. Dullard , W. R. Bennett , C. E. Bedwell , J. A. Carpen ter , Clement Chase , O. W. Clabaugh , W. R. Drummond , J. H. Dumont , Robert . Dempster , J , H. Evans , Thomas A. Fry , ' J. D. Foster , A. Hospe , C. W. Hull , C. S. Hayward , J. W. Hirst , John H. Hussle , Dr. A. E. Jonas , G. W. Kelley , W. W. Keysor , N. A. Kuhn , O. D. Kipllnger , W. J. C. " Kenyon , H. L. Krelder , M. Levy , E. V. Lewis , G. W. Llnlnger. S. W. Lindsay , Euclid Martin , W. D. McHugh , D. D. Mll- ler , G. M. Nattlnger , C. B. Oldfleld , C. D. Orcutt. H. J. Penfold , C. H. Pickens , E. C. ' Price , W. H. Roberson , T. J. Rogers , Edward - ward Relter , George M. Rlbbell , E. L. Stone , Charles R. Sherman , John Stcele , Robert Smith , C. D. Thompson , W. W. Umsted. R. S. WIlcox , J. S. White. W. S. Wright , Victor White , C. M. Wllhelm , H. S. Weller. ' ORGANIZING FOR BUSINESS Taxpayer * of Second , Fourth and Seventh Ward * Join Force * and Propoae to Get Improvement * . A new kickers' club was born Wednesday night at Twenty-fourth and Leavenworth streets , through whloh some ot the tax payers of the Second , Fourth and Seventh wards propose to develop a vigorous senti ment In favor of a viaduct at Twenty-fourth street and such other Improvements in that locality as may suggest themselves from time to time. The organization has not been christened , hut this will be attended teat at the next meeting , when a constitution and by-laws will be adopted and the or ganization further perfected. The Initial meeting was attended by about twenty taxpayers and was organized by the election of W. H. Green , president ; C. W. Haller , vice president , and Byron R. Hast ings , secretary. Messrs. Haller , Yates and Freeman were designated as a committee to PrcParo a constitution and by-laws and j.submit them for consideration at the next meeting. Aside from this no business was Istransacted , but there was an Informal dls- cusslon of the purposes of the club and it was tbo general sentiment that it could be made a means of bringing about some needed Improvements. The club will meet every Wednesday night and will take up all matters that are of Interest to the people of that part of tbo city. ACQUIT COMPANY OF BLAME Union I'nclflo In No Wny neponlble Coroner Swanson has returned from Val ley , where he conducted an Inquest over tbe remains of George Haffa , who was killed by a Union Pacific train white crossing tbe track Monday night. The jury found that no one was to blame for the young man's death. The body waa brought to Omaha by the coroner and will be sent to Waterloo , la. It will be accompanied by tbe father of the unfortunate man. During the Inquest jt developed that Haffa was accompanied by three friends , whom he had picked up on his travels. They had just returned from lunch and were waitIng - Ing for a train bound for the west. An other train was switching In tbe yards. Haffa got on the track and one of his friends called : "Look out , George , there comes the train. " Instead of stepping backward teas safety , Haffa moved forward and was knocked to the ground. The train dragged him some distance and when picked up ho had several ribs , one arm and one leg broken , while a Urge guu < wu cut on U I loft IJo of his head. Ho was taken care So' .by the village authorities nnd died at 4 o'clock the following morning. SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. The latest personal Injury case to claim , the attention of the city authorities U that ol Minnie Oliver , who has sued to recover $3,000 for Injuries alleged to have been sus tained by falling on a defective sldowalk. taA At the time the claim was first brought to the attention of the council Mayor Ensor ap | pointed a committee to Investigate and this committee reported that tbo woman had sus tained no very serious Injuries. For this reason no attempt wns made to settle the claim and suit for the amount mentioned clhi has been instituted. In talking about personal damage suits the other day several officers of the municipal ity considered that It would be n good Ideate to appeal every such case , In cas'o judgment against the city was rendered , to the su preme court. U Is thought that it this rule was made and closely adhered to that those who sustain slight injuries would not bo so apt to rush to the courts for relief. As a goner.il thing such cases nro taken on shares by attorneys and with a prospect of having to fight every such case through the district and supreme courts it Is thought that only cases having real merit would bo taken by attorneys. The city , It Is stated , could bet- ter afford to go to the expense of appealing every case than to pay even one judgment like the one asked for by Minnie Oliver. Work on Now 1'ontonice. M. L. Sergeant , foreman of the Griffin Clay Manufacturing company of Griffin , 111. , Is In the city with a force of men for the purpose of placing the fire proofing In the new poatofflce building. The material was shipped on January 6 , but has not arrived yet. While waiting for the fire proofing Mr. Sargeant and his men are building the cen ters upon which the material will bo laid. R. D. Howard of the Corsemyer Heating and ] Plumbing company of Lincoln is in the city making contracts for the setting up of the boiler In the building. As soon as the boiler has been properly tested by a board of engineers It will be shipped hero and placed In position. Major Cramer , the superintendent of conI I structlon , has received a letter from the i managers of the Omaha Street Railway com- pany In relation to reducing tho'number of motor poles in front of the structure. At present two electric light and two motor poles are located Inside the curb line. Major Cramer thinks that if the light company and the etreet car people will agree to use the same poles in front of the building the number can bo reduced to two. By doing ' this the appearance of the building from tbo street will be greatly enhanced. I Neiv City Hnll IluIlilliiR. Several carpenters are now at work com- pMIng the new city hull building. George | & Co. , the agents , are looking after the de tails and it Is understood that all of the I promises made by J. P. Flnley will be car- rled out. The heating apparatus has been repaired and there is no complaint of lack of heat. No changes have been made In 1 the council chamber as yet , but it is ex pected that some method of ventilation will , bo arranged tbortly. Beyond accepting the f rccomtncndatlons of a committee appointed to Inquire Into the needs of the city officers nothing has been done. Matting for the po- lice court rooms and the city offices was recommended , as well as a telephone box for the use of the treasurer , clerk , engineer and the Inspectors , Curtains are being placed at the windows and very likely the other Improvements ; recommended will como In good time. i It is expected f'hat the Twenty-fourth street paving casoWill | 'be called In the dis trict court today a/id thft'outcorne is awaited with Interest by thdse ° who bavo" " not as" Vet paid the tax or have paid it under protest. About one-half of the coat of the paving and curbing has been paid into the treasury by prorerty owners along Twenty-fourth street.Only . a small portion of those who have tftld made the payment under protest and ojfly these who have not paid will be af fected by tbo decision of the court , should It bold/that / the tax was Illegally assessed. Shouvd such a decision be given those who hav pald the tax will have to Institute legal dings to recover from the city. Mncle City ftoNlp. 'wo ' cars of Colorado range cattle arrived at/the / stock yards yesterday. u. son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. F. Efnllckek , Nlnteenth and P streets. The youne son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hourke of the Third ward is seriously 111. Jlty Treasurer Broadwell is checking up hj books preparatory to Issuing a call for warrants. . [ rho telegraph and telephone wires worked bklly yesterday on account of tbe condition of the weather. iVM big Armour cattle viaduct is com plete and cattle were driven over it for the first ' Imo yesterday. 'Sa , : itary Inspector Montague reports the city "emarkably free from contagious dl- seasi i at the present time. Co imlsslon men and packers expect that corn fed cattle will commence to arrive at this larket about February 1. It s stated that games of roulette and poke can bo found at quite a number of the iloons on Twenty-fourth street. Fi st two feet in thickness Is being dug thro gh at the stock yards in order to set tbe osts for the new unloading chutes now beln built. A lew flro team is badly needed , but ihors i suitable for fire department purposes are iard to find for the price the city is will ig to pay. Ci hler Morlarty of the Packers' National ban baa reappolnted Charley Dunham pay ing el ler. No change will be made in the ball ce of the bank's fCTce. F mk Currle , a well known speculator at the itock yards , has returned from a trip thn gh tha state , where ho spent some time loolng after his cattle Interests. To occupants of the city hall building hav signed a petition to Postmaster McMil lan asking that a mail box bo placed on the clc rlc light pole in front of the building. / representative of the Omaha Gns com- pai was in the city yesterday and stated the the laying of gas mains will be com- mi : cd as soon as tbo frost la out of the grc nd. ' e funeral of Ellen , daughter of Mr. and Mi Peter Doran , will bo held Friday morn- Injat 10 o'clock from the family residence , 291 S street. Interment will be at St. Mr p's cemetery. Mrs. Boyd , mother of Mrs. Do in , is coming from Wyoming and will arre this evening. rney O'Connell , formerly connected with th Western Weighing association here , but no a member of the First Nebraska volun- te Infantry , writes friends here that he ar- rl J at Manila on November 25. Mr. O'Con- m 1s a member of the hospital corps nnd w detained at Honolulu for several weeks. H left tbe Sandwich Islands on November 10 the run to the Philippines being made InJlftecn days. His friends here will bo plised i.l. . i * to learn that he is well and enjoying self. Chrlitlnn Work In Chlnn. meeting of man who feel an interest in tn work for young men In China will be hl | in the parlors of the Young Men's Crtstlnn association building next Friday njht. There will be a number of papers jim the subject and a thorough discussion tbo conditions existing In China at this e. Contempt Cane Goen Over. 'he ctM In which Acting Captain Her Is .rged with contempt Ly Judge Gordon was tlnued until this afternoon at 2 o'clock the request of Assistant City Attorney tt. Mr. Scott Informed the court that he 1 just returned from the east and would e to have time to investigate the caso. ' ' Grandvlew hot * Transferred. | * 'A. ' deed from Mary and Joseph Prlchard to b Nebraska Brewing company for lots 1 , 2 , | 4. 17 , IS and 20 , block 447 , Grandvlew. was corded yesterday ; consideration , | 25,000. FINANCES OF GERMAN BANK Depositors Demanding that the Assets of Institution Bo Sold , MATTER COMES UP IN DISTRICT COURT Contention tlint Concern In ItrromliiK More nnd More Innolvent Knch IJuy nnd Unit Vnlue of 1'rop- erty 1 * Shrinking Argument began In the German Savings bank case before Judge Fawcctt Wednes day morning. At noon tbo sldo of Messrs. Strlcklcr , Burbauk nnd An drews , on benalf of the depositors , all In , but Messrs. West and Dufllo had not yet had an opportunity to be heard. Ralph Breckenrldgc , represent ing Receiver McCague , says his client It I . really in on attitude of indifference as to whichever way the controversy goes ; that the contention Is really between the depositors tlP' positors ' and the stockholders. ; Judge Fawcctt observed that It might be a bad business policy to force a sale ot the assets. The depositors are demanding an : order of sale with a thirty-day limit. In the court's opinion a forced sale might cause the assets to depreciate greatly In price. Mr. Strlcklcr took the position In reply to t this that the stockholders would buy lu the assets anyway , so that there would not really be any loss to them. To illus trate this ho said : "Mr. Battelle , n young clerk In the office ot the McCaguo Invest ment company , recently admitted that ha had bought In a bulk lot of $20,000 of tax certificates on a bid of about $2,100. " Then Mr. Strlckler went Into the figures of nil tabulated showing to convince the court that the assets have been reduced from $478,000 to about $213,000 , while only $46- 000 has been realized , and of this $46,000 $6,000 has been applied to the item of tak ing up "rediscounts , " a mere matter of bookkeeping In which not a dollar has passed through the receiver's ' hands. Ho said ' the amount , $478,000 , given as assets asi the outset Included the $100,000 capital stock. Mr. Burbank contended for an Immediate sale ' , his logic .being . that the bank Is be coming ! more and more Insolvent , the shrinkage ' of assets being greatly out of proportion to the money realized for the benefit of the depositors. The counsel representing the stockhold ers will take the position that fixed charges , such as taxes , etc. , should not be Included lla the general expense account , inasmuch llh they represent property charges that have been imperative , whatever the bank's condition < has been. McCuitue'n Good Showing. The argument lasted all day. Mr. West said , that , taking the very figures of Messrs. Andrews , Burbank and Strlckler themselves , it had been demonstrated that Receiver Mc Cague had practiced the best business econ omy. Out of a possible volume ot assets amounting to $216,000 he had succeeded In collecting about $155,000. It had been stated by the other sldo that to collect $46,000 dur ing the last year tt had been necessary to reduce the assets $61,040. This showed that as high as 70 per cent bad been realized , which Mr. West thought a good showing under the circumstances. Ex-Governor Lorenzo Crounse , who is heavily Interested In the bank , both as a stockholder and a depositor , asked the court to consider the business aspect of the mat ter. To force the assets upon the market now would surely result in a great loss to both stockholders and depositors. He bo- llevedjv with Mr ; West , that with a little time the thirty or more pieces of .real estate around the city held by the bank could bo sold at an advantageous price'If a little pa tience is exercised , whereas to throw them on the market now would , in midwinter , mean a forced sale and a low price. As to what Mr. Strlckler said about the stockhold ers buying In the assets , he for one , ho said , was not in a position to do much buying In. He believed the bank had been conducted In the best manner possible , both before tbe receiver was appointed and since , but its in vestments , when.supposed to bo solvent , had not proved as safe as they were supposed to be. On the whole ho thought a little moro time would be for tbo best interests of all concerned. Mr. West suggested that the receiver might bo given until the May term , at least , and then bo asked to make a report. Then If the court does not feel justified In pro longing the receivership further on order di recting tbo sale of the assets can be made. . Judge Fawcett took the matter under advisement - visement until Friday morning. SEEKING HUI.KASF FIIOM CUSTODY. IliieUovIn , Tliroiiich III * Attorney , De clared thnt He IN Illegally Held. Judge Sldbaugh has partially recovered from an attack of the grip and came to the court house to hear the Dan Buckovls habeas corpus case. Buckovls was bound over to the district court by Police Judge Gordon on December 23 on a charge of assault with Intent to do great bodily Injury. Ho was arrested by Policeman Anton Inda for being one of the three assailants of Policeman Peter Jorgensen - son at Sixth and Pacific streets on December 12. 12.Tho The attorneys for Buckovls argued that there were certain Irregutarltles leading up to his client's binding over , among them a change made In the warrant subsequent to the arrest , and the peculiar capacity of the arresting officer as _ a deputy of Chief White. Deputy County Attorney Dunn contended that every authorized police officer Is prac tically adeputy of the chief. In the original warrant Buckovls was charged with assault with Intent to commit murder. There were two counts In the complaint , however , the second being tha charge of assault with Intent to commit great bodily Injury , tout the latter one Is paid to have been Inserted after the arrest. On the point of the jurisdiction of the police court as to the power of Judge Gor don to bind over for an offense different from the ono charged , Buckovls' attorney , LouU Berka , argued that Judge Go/don could not do this on a mere preliminary hearing. In this respect the preliminary hearing In the police court differed from a trial In the district court , because the jur isdiction of the court on a trial Is broader. Berk.i also recalled that ex-Chief Seavey formally deputized his captains and ser geants at City Attorney Poppleton's ad vice , but on the other hand Mr. Dunn showed that there Is no authority whatever In the city charter for the appointment of any deputies of the chief of police. Judge Slabaugh deferred his decision 4 day to hear further argument. Want * to He n 1'oileeinnn. Another roandamous suit has been added to the cases brought by tbe discharged police officers against the Fire and Police commission. Them are now eight of them. Frank 0. Severance , who was a patrol man up to October 17 , the date of bis dis charge , filed nn affidavit for an alternative writ of mandamous to compel the commis sion to reinstate htm on the ground that he was discharged without cause. Judge Key ser made the writ returnable January 17. It may be that all the other cases will b taken up and heard on the game date. WnttleM Mut- * for Difference. A eult for $1,000 damages has been brought by Gurdon W. Wattlen against Clarence M. Jonce of Columbus , 0. , over a purchase ot 400 shares of Omaha Street Railway stock by the plaintiff , who alleges Jones placed tbe stock with H , H. Harder with authority to OVER WORK MAKES WEAK KIDNEYS Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood. YOUR KIDNEYS ARE YOUR BLOOD FILTERS. A Prompt Way to Cure Yourself , When Symptoms Show That Your Kidneys Are Out of Order. 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At Klrkendall & Co.'s the young woman who was escorted to the cloak room by the stenographer , Miss Rasmusscn , was unacompanlcd. A woman answering her description entered the stores of tbo Morse Shoo company and the Gate City Hat company and asked for the stenographer. She secured nothing at either place although practically the same course of procedure was followed. A man who was with her waited In the main portion of the store and acted as lookout. A. T. Jackson reported that a thief entered his house , 1S02 Farnam street , during the absence of the family Tuesday and took a If.dy'a gold watch , two ladles' gold chains , two watch chains and ono string ot turquoise bcada. 13d Reed , 2417 Plerco street , complained to the police that someone appropriated two gold watches and $100 in cash from bis rooms. Charles Ntcl of Waterloo , la. , has In formed the police thnt one of his brothers had a gold-filled hunting case watch taken from him last week while In Omaha. J. A. Doyd , IBIO Harney street , and K. Anderson , 302S Cnss street , are mourning tbo loss of overcoats. Mr. Doyd's was taken from a ratling at the corner of Fourteenth and Harney streets whllo he was standing thcro waiting for a car. Mr. Anderson lost his whllo attending a dance in Myrtle hall. A pair of dancing slippers , a muffler and a pair of gloves also disappeared. John Janapa , 1502 William street , notified tbo police that some thief stole a ton of coal during the night. James Daly's shoo shop , 131C William street , was entered and shoes stolen during the night. Mother Wniitn to ICiioir. OMAHA. Jan. 0. To 'tho Editor of The Bee : I appeal to you for a little assistance in regard to our boys In the Omaha schools and I am at a loss what to say. I really think some of the principals of our schools do our boys a great Injustice , without a thought or consideration. 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