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TY \ i RVV Tunrvrv ( iivi ? ? un i c ! ALliv 11 \ \ 114MVJiDill/La ! Amount Agreed Upon tj tlio Municipal Fathers of Omaha. RESULT BROUGHT ABOUT UNEXPECTEDLY Tn\i > njrr Will r\ot lip CninpellciT in This ! S mills Instead nf 28 or 29 will bo the tax levy for 1880 na determined by the city council at Its meeting last night. Sur prising nnd unexpected us It may sccni ow ing to the larger levy thnt has been talked of , it will be no stranger to the taxpayers than It wns to a number of the city fath ers lout night. It was the result ot a llttlo trick worked by n band of heavy taxpayers upon the council by means of n number of the councllmcn nnd It wns very successfully engineered. The hidden hand was not uncovered until the opportune moment arrived. When Conn- cllmnn Mercer made a motion to co into committee of the whole to consider the levy the entire council ncnuiesced without eus- plclon. No Inkllti ! : of how thlnsB were to go was ulven until Mercer an 1 Stuht nnd Lobeck and Mount bobbed up In succession with motions to fix levlt for the various funds different from ones lh.it had been agreed to nt the meeting of the night bo- fore. "I don't understand this , " said President 1)1 ) ngliam. "I thought we hnd decided upon other , figures last night. " U took until midnight to finally round the levy Into form , but when the work wns com pleted It footed up but 23 mills Instead ot the 28 or 29 mills that hnd been drawn up on the night before. Three mills were knocked off the ccncrnl fund and the School Hoard VMS given only S mills. These were the prin cipal changes , although there were other anlnor once. Mount , Mercer , Stuht nnd Lo- toeck voted for the changes ; Ulnghnm , IJur- ancster and Karr against them. Uurkley did aiot vote because ho acted ua chairman , and Itechcl wns absent. On the final vote on the adoption of the levy the lines were the name except thnt Hurkleyvoted In favor of It , al though bo snld that It was smaller than ho wanted to sea H. Illltfllfll Oil < ll < > < tlll < > ( . This new levy thnt was ndopted was drawn up nt n meeting of some ot the heavy tax payers ot tbe city and Councilmen Stuht , Mount and .Mercer thnt wns held nt the Ne braska National bank building yesterday afternoon. There the trick was outlined that wns so successfully worked. This meet ing adopted a set of resolutions addressed to the council and signed by J. H. Evans as chairman and n. C. Tatter-son ns secretary. These resolutions wore taKcn up In commit tee of the whole after all Iho other business before the council had been cleared away. They wore ns follows : ! > nreolved , That It Is the sense of this meet ing of'taxpayers ' after Investigating the rnsU- ter and Interviewing the members of the council and other public officials that 1ho total levy. Including school fund , should bo kept down to 24 mills If possible and oti no account should bo permitted to exceed 25 mills , Including school levy. We are further of the ophiL'Jn. ' that the school levy should not exceed .1 mills and thnt the general fund Bhould not exceed I mills , nnd we endorse Itho position of the council In reducing special fund levies. We call attention to itho Increase in the tax valuation of property of nearly $2,000,000 and urge tbo council to restrict the levy us above set forth. The biggest struggle occurred over the echool board levy. Councilman Stuht moved that It ho fixed at 2' mills. Ixibeck moved to fix It at 3 mills and Blngham wanted 3'/s mills. School Hoard Member Burgess was called upon to state the position of the board , ( hut ho had nothing more to say regarding this except that the boaid bad signified what It wanted. Ho desired to know , how ever , who the heavy taxflnjers were who settled the levy. It. C. Patterson named J. H. Bvans , J. 13. Kitchen , W. J. Droatch , O. M. Hitchcock , n. I \ Smith , H.V. . Yatcs , and M. T. Ilarlow among those present. Then Mr. Burgess asked what proportion of taxes they paid. Mr. Patterson did not know. Mr. Hnrgcss then said that It wns a big estimate to n.iy that they paid one-tenth of the taxtH. Ho asked then whether the opinion of the payers of the other nlno- tenths of the taxes had been secured , but failed to secure u satisfactory answer , tilllllll SIllU'M ( III * ClIHO. Secretary Cllllan of the board saH that the only objections against the school levy asked for by the board had come from men wealthy enough to send children to parochial schools and not from Iho poorer taxpayers , whoso children .attended ( ho public schools , 1 The mos. effective Bkln purifying and beautifying soap In the -world , us well ni purest and sweetest for tollft , bath , ami nursery , It Is the only prowntivoof pim ples , blackheads , rod , rough , nml oily skin ( red , rough hands with bhujioloss nails , dry , thin , Mid falling luilr , nml alinplo baby lilemlshoa. It la so bccnuso it fctrikes at the caute ot most complexlona ! disfigura tions , viz , , THK Ci.onaiti ) , litiiiTATiin , IN VI. AW ED , OVEUWOUCKU , OH SLUGGISH Ponn. _ My f co was co\en l with a pimply , nip. tured , and Ituhlng skin , After using CUTI- CURJL BoAi' lor blx v > c 'ka my skin madn a reumLable change , all the jdtnplea vent * y , my skin gettlug ua uoft asthct. . U. CltOMKir.3.Mflro e St. , Chicago , 111 , I was troubled with phnplca , especially on I : the chin ami forehead. I tried nou'ral homo remedies , but as they proied to bo of no value , I decided to use CUTICUIU SOAI- , and in six weeks 1 w as ent I rely rid of thorn. HKMlY I'.DAHI.KK , till So.roullna St. , Chicago , 111. Sly faeo was covered with pimple * and backke.uli. ! | Some would bonllr < ? dandolhi > ri would bn full of whlto matter. Tbo black- beads would bu all over my face , I B | > cut about ten d 1.irn ! for soaps , medicines , etc. , but they nmcrilM me any good , I trirdCcTI- emu Ho.uami It only took three cake * to euro lay face. JOSKl'lI II.CI.AMKK , 327 wirm. , Kllzabeth , K , J. fUithroviboutthttrorU. t'oirn I ) I m tvu Cum. oir.l 'ii lVv > r.tl l < iu.Mli > loCiu runpu ! , > ( itl. BABY HUMORS rSSS.2f ' E Hft i Slid ( hut the- taxpayer at the nutting who paid tha lilfiliMt * chonl Ux paid but ties nn a ttmrtcr | of n million dollars north of properl y , President llliighnin was In favor of a Krenter mllloRo ns n compromise , because ho liiHlsted that the school board could compel thn council to levy whatever It needed , C mills If necessary. The vote to fl < c the levy at .T.6 mills failed of passage nnd the 3-mlll levy ivni then adopted by a vote of 4 to 3. Stuht , Mcrcnr , Mount and Ixrtierk were Jn the affirmative and Illngham , Durmestor and Karr In the negative. When Iho park Mind levy was up. Park Commlsloner Cornlih made rtii extended argument for an Incrcnso over the hnlf mill propoced. Ho said thnt nfter deduct ing 56.000 for maintenance of Hanscom park but $ i , ( lOO wns left for nil the rest ot the iarks , for eonstructlng boulevards , for cleaning off Konntzo park and other neccs- ary Improvements. President Kvnns wns ilso In favor of Increasing the park \c\y. \ "How IK It that you uak for an Incrcaeo In ho park levy nnd as chairman of the tax- myors' .meeting . nslt that the totnl levy bo copt down ? " naked Councilman Lobeck. ' \Voll , I nm In n peculiar position , " nd- mlttcil Park Commissioner Kvnns , "but I believe that you cnn ml down BOIDO other luntl nnd glvo the park fund enough. " llliiKliiiin FntorM mi InoriMino. ProBldcnt ningham was In fnvor of nu ncrease. In the course ot his argument ho iilili "I presume that theau parks nro en- oyoil more by the poorer citizens of Omaha Imn by our wealthy cltbcns , who ran go to ho mountains for recreation. The poor ) coplo have to go to the parks Instead of ho seashore. " No Increase was made In .ho levy , howo\er. City Knglncor llnscwnter was called upon o HpeaU about the lo-ilcs for his funds- curbing , guttering and clcnnlng. street cleaning nnd sweeping nnd sener nialntaln- ug. llcgardlnK the former the city engineer said that thcio are $29GOO worth ot con tracts and $11.000 shortage to be paid and ct but $17llil ! wns appropriated. Suwcr maintaining has cost $10.000 a year for ten cars past. lUgnrding street sweeping tha city engineer pointed out that If only six nllcs of downtown streets were swept 230 lays a ye.ir nt $15 a. mlle the lowest pos- ible figure without touching1 the other evcnty-elght miles of streets , the cost vollld be $22,500. Hut deflplto this statement nnd n little ot ho usual sparring between Stuht and Mor- : er and the city engineer the levies were eft at the original figures by the usual vote of ! to 3. City I'hyslclnn Spaldlng pointed out that indor the levy there would ho but 57,500 nvallnblo for his department , just enough to > ay thu salaries without leaving anything or work. Hu pointed out that some ? 2,000 extra had already been expended In connec- lon with the smallpox epidemic nnd ft night be safely calculated that more would > o , needed. Unless $11,000 Is appropriated he city physician asserted that a deficit vlll exist at the end of the year. The same ote , however , was cast against an Increase. IiioroilHO for Klre KllilU , The only fund that flld not suffer and. In act , was slightly increased was the flro mid. It was inotcd that the levy bo fixed t S mills. President Ulughain Insisted that his fund should not bo crippled , because It is the flro department will have to ) e reduced In the suburban districts. Ho declared that the tajipayers In these dls- rlcts had sinnll holdings , but , paid In pro- portkm to their property as much ns the icavy taxpayers. They wore without pollco ) rotectlon , without adequate lighting and vith few other city advantages , but did have a fair flro protection nnd ho was opposed o taking that away. Ho therefore moved .hat the levy bo llxed nt 3.1 mills. Coun cilman Lobeck was also In favor of an In crease and his vote turned the balance , beck , Hlngham , Durmcstcr nnd Karr voted In the affirmative , Mercer , Stuht and Mount .n the negative. Member Leavltt of the Library board said that that board would bo satisfied with its lovy. Before taking up the levy matter the council disposed of qulto a bit of routine matter. In the courseof the meeting the usual spat oreurred between City Unglneer Hosewater and members ot the council. The first occasion ot anything of the kind wns Klven when n petition was read from a number of laboring men , asking that work be given them in cleaning the streets. The petition was ns follows : On behalf of many citizens > cf Omaha , in public meeting assembled on the evening or January 27 In Trinity Cathedral chapel , nlared nt our disposal by the eouitesy of Dean Knlr , wo would respectfully ask your honorable body to proceed nt once With tlio repairs of Omaha streets nnd thereby use the unemployed labor now seeking employ ment In vnln. Tlmo checks can bo Issued In payment for sold \\utk , to bo redeemed Iby Uio city treasury , when appropriations may bo made for said purpose ; for which we demand immediate action on behalf or over 200 unemployed citizens present at < U > e above mentioned meeting. Father Williams was present and urgently requested thnt the petition bo seriously con sidered , that the work bo given It It Is possi ble. Ho said that the petitioners only de sired lo earn food and raiment , which they did not wish to beg from the county. Ho said thnt ho know thnt great pressure Is beIng Ing brought upon the council to keep down expenses , yet he hopes thnt the council would do all It could under the circum stances. AVIII Ho AVIuit It Cnu. President ninglmm said thnt the council would do what It could , but Councilman Stulit seized the opportunity to take n shot at City Engineer Hosowatcr. After saying that no street cleaning could bo done In the present weather , ho continued : "Tho employment of men for street work under the present cliarter Is solely In charge ot the chairman of the Hoard of Public Works and the council has not a word to suy about It. You must go to the chaliman of the board , who Is today the boss of Omaha. " "How nbout the money ? " someone asked. "Ho spends money as he/ / pleases , " re sponded Stulit. "Ho incurs debts and culls upon us to pay them. Wo must pay them ; If wo don't ho will go to the courts nnd make ns. These people ouglit to bo helped , but the council can do nothing. " "Mr. Sluht's statement Is only partially correct , " remarked President IJInghnm , "Unless tlu'io is money for the purpose no labrr cnn bo emiilojcd" Councilman Sluht took another crack at the city engineer In connection with n com munication from the latter which explained 1 a chiirfio made by Stuht at the last meeting that tbo city engineer had ordered a side walk laid near Fourth and Plerco streets across the street from whore It should have been , lucurrliiK an expense of $100 by tbe mistake City Knglneor Itosewnter , In hU communication , said thnt the gldaualk had been laid exactly where It had been or dered by the council and produced n copy of the resolution ordering the sidewalk signed by Stuht and Lobeck. "That's a slim way of crawling out of a hole , " remarked Councilman Stuht , and ho proceeded to call down the city engineer further. City Engineer Hosewater nroso to answer. "I object to the granting of the floor , " Bald Councilman Stuht. "Let the city engi neer state in a communication what ho haste to say. " "I thought so , " rejoined the city engineer ns ho took hi * Beat. "I'll not write any thing you are afraid to listen to " The matter was referred lo a committee. A resolution by Hurkley Instructing the . city comptroller to dismiss two clerka Jn hla otllco who are now being paid out of tbo 3' miscellaneous fund and to apportion their work among bin other employes presented another phase of the tight between the city ' uuglDccr Jiud Iho council , Inasmuch as In the f course of * omn of his remark * City K ' Itnsenntcr hmt licenced the city comptroller of i employing two more men than lie wna per- | I milted by his appropriation nnd inking their i mlnrles i out of another fund. The rt > solu- | I lion : was referred to a committee for Investi gation. The city complrollor reported thnt on Jan uary 31 bo counted the cash In the hands of the city treasurer and found it to bo OR . follows : j | Cash in drawer . J 2.07T.17 Checks for deposit . 5.32.-U . 1 linliinct-H In banks City funds ; Kotintze Ilro . , NewYork.J3.SS .SO Cnmmrrelnl National . 23.1SC.VJ Klrst Nntlonal . : n,7l9.C2 Merchants' National . 23.973.C7 National Uunk of Com merce . 31,12fl.W Nebraska. National . 26.229.70 Unmlia National . HBI&IM t'nlnn National . S2.C70.01 rnltod Stnt-M Nntloiul. . . J2.4M.S3 Herman Savings , cert . S3. S 221,442.33 School funds : Kountzc llros. New York. 9M.07 Merchants' National . J0.5l3.2ti Union National . H2.S2fi.T 64.2JS.12 Police relief funds : Oormnn Savings , cert . 2,4Cfl.S.1 Merchants' Nntlonal . 52S.I50 2,507.03 Sneclal funds : Union National . f.WO.W National . -I.OOO.PO 9.000.00 Totnl of funds on hand . W > ,247.0S A petition wn * received asking that Cap itol avenue between Seventeenth nnd Eigh teenth. streets bo parked the same as the re mainder of the street. In view of this pe tition the ordinance providing for the re paying of Capitol avenue from Sixteenth to Twentieth was recommitted. The ordinance changing the grndo of Thirty-sixth from Pncille \Voolwortli and Poppleton avenue from Thlrty-llftli to Thirty-seventh was placed on file untVl It cnn bo learned whether or not the county will do the work without cost. Ordinances for the repavlng of Durt street from Thirty-eighth to Fortieth and of Thirty-second avenue from Dodge to Far n am nnd another establishing the grade on Phelpi from Thirteenth to Fourteenth were parsed on third reading. GOES UP TO DISTRICT COURT Oil < ! ! < CliiirK"1 of I Xniuc to ft Hunk Cli vU. Adnlr \Vnl cn ISxnmlnatloii. Jnmes O'Drlcn was released from custody In police court , the prosecution being satis fied thnt it bad ao cist against htm It was thought at first lha 0'Hrlcn was the man wlio applied at the registry wiudow In the postolllco for a lU'or Jiddrc3i < .d to "H. T. Agl o , ' but as sonn as the clerk saw the two men , ho poinn-d out AJalr as ll'o one who receipted for the letter. The two charges against O'Brien were forgery and uttering a forged promissory note. Adalr waived c > amlnntlon on the charge of for gery and uttering a forged note , so ho now stands bound over to the district court on three complaints. William Mcllhanney of the Goldfleld ( la. ) bank , on which a draft was secured by Adnlr on Mr. Algco's account , was In the court room. Ho said it was evident that the men Intercepted a letter which Algeo had written the bank early In December , asking for a statement of money paid Into his account. This letter was left on the porch in front of the liouse at 3229 Maple street , this city , for the postman. If la believed that Adalr , who Is a peddler of Jewelry , picked up the loiter nnd then wrote the bank In a clover Imitation of Mr. Algeo's hand for the $100 draft , which was sent to the general delivery , receipted for and cashed by him. PolioConrt I..OBCH Jurisdiction. A peculiar turn in the case wherein Harry Glover is interested occurred Tuesday after noon In police court , when Jailer Sliand came down from the county jail and notified the court that ho must decline to produce Glovar as requested. Glover waived pre liminary examination on the charge of burglary and afterward secured an attor ney , who moved that bis client's action be set aside and he bo returned to the lower court for examination. Judge Gordon sus tained the motion and an order for the pro duction of Glover was Issued. It was in response to this that Jailor Shand appeared He said the police court had no further Jurisdiction over Glover , but it the county attorney desired his presence In the lower court , he could secure it by the Issuance of an order from his office. This the county attorney , by his deputy , Leo Uclsley , de clined to do. Sband said he was willing to produce Glover In response to n subpoena , but not otherwise. With this understand ing the subpoena was issued and Glover will appear this afternoon. Minor I'ollrr Conrt Slattern. J. Kennedy pleaded guilty to stealing a hnm from Henry Honnof and was sent to tlio county jail for thirty days. A complaint was issued for the arrest of Simon Ilegulorski on tbe charge of stealing two coats from Henry Sokoloff Janu.ary 21. II. Groves , who was accused of assault and battery upon Gertrude Morse , November 21 , was discharged as no one appeared to prose cute him. HIGH ROLLERFROM BUTTE \Vlillo Hln Money IIIMH Mr. Sw Hun All ICIiiili * nf Ft-loiulx mill Kim. A man wearing diamonds of the value of $1,000 was taken Into custody by the pollco Tuesday night nnd locked up In thn city Jail to prevent him from falling Inlo the bunds of sharpers. Ills name Is H. A. Swl- Riirt. He Is a railroad man from IJuttc , Mont. The diamonds nro the last vnstlgo nf n small fortune which Snlgart Is known to have squandered. In the laht few weeks. Swlgart lofilstorcd at ono of the down town hotels n month ago , bavliiK como from Hullo nt that time. The announcement that ho hnd $0,000 In gold \\lilch ho wns going to spend brought n Hock of friends iibout him. A few daju' Inter stories \\cro told of champagne suppers nnd orgies In the icsorta on Ninth street. Swlgart footing the bills. Then tlw westerner became Infatuated with Slay Wil liams , a courtesan of the tenderloin district , and much of his mouoy was expended for presents for her. Swlgart says that May Williams agreed to go west with him when hla supply of money became exhausted. They were to ha\o gone Tuesday night. Two tickets were bought for Spokane and , as presents , Swlgart Is said to have purchased for the Williams woman I gons costing $220 and diamonds of the value of $200. When ho called at S o'clock to take her to the station ho learned that who had gone to St. Joseph with a not bur man , hav ing taken the afternoon train. Swigart then asked the police to have the woman arrested , but as she bad done nothing contrary to the law this could not be doiin. Swigart was under the influence of liquor. In his pockets was $38.70 , all the money left from the orig inal 40,000. Ono of the diamonds worn In a scarfpln was examined by a jonclerlio that It was worth $ SOO , ii lit \o ( No action has yet been taken In tlio Hoe- sen case against the Hoard of Flro and Po llco Commissioners to compel It to hold up the Buck , \Voymuller , Klothow and Tler- uey licenses uutll ho can have a chance to appeal , Tbe attorneje for lloesen and tha board were not rr.dy Tuesday nnfl Judge Dickinson allowed a continuance on their agreement until next Monday. It nil'H Trlii I Deferred. ' I'HIL.ADKU'HIA , Feb. 7 The trial of SuiUtor Quay. Ills HJH , IHcbarJ n , ijua > ' , and px-Stato Treasurer Denjaniln Hayvvosd , charged with conspiracy In the mlsu'o of Ktato funds on deposit la tbe People's b nit , li'is again been postponed , tbU tlmo from Ftibruaiy 0 to Fvbruury 27 , LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE "Word Pictures of What May Ba Expected Daring Twentieth Century , PREACHERS ALL TAKE A HOPEFUL VIEW Siliiollltril 'I'll I n U In K DoHllurtl < ci TnKe u Jlnrc rroinlnoiit I'nrt lit the Clirlnllnn I'lhiciitltin ot .A ! u niul The Twentieth Century mooting at the Sewnrd Street SIcthodlst Kplseopal church Tuesday night 'waa ' not as well attended na the excellence of the program warranted , but despite the cold there were 100 or more present. Dr. MaxllcLl having been detained elsewhere. Dr. Leonard of North 1'latto piesldtnl. Dr. Wharton ot St , Paul's church , Lincoln , opened the mcctliiK with prnjcr eml the chairman then Introduced Ur. D. AV. HunlliiKton , who poke on Uio "Twen tieth Century nnd IMucatlon. " The doctor spoke substantially as follows : "Tho world In.hlch wo now live I * not ho world In which \so were born. I'roni the llghtnlnK rod of llenjamln Kranklln the world Ins advanced to the modern Inven tion' * of telogr.iphy , telephony and the elec tric phonogiaplis and motors. In the Held of steam , electricity and air dozens of Mich inventions have appeared during tbo cen tury. "U Is hard to believe -that 100 years ngo there were but three banks In tlio United States ; that two mall coiches carried nil the mall between New York and lloston nnd that stoves were unknown. I'Mlifittloii of < Iif 1'iUiirc. "If the changes during 'the last century have been wonderful along material lines they Qiavo been no less so nlong educational lluos. Prom the educational revolution ot tlio past wo mny foretell the educational advancement of the future century. Hut no man can say what educational progress will bn made during the next century. Still , we will bo safe In predicting that the century , yes , the 1 > eglnnlng of 'tho ' century , will RCO compulsory education "of " onr children ; Iho abolition of Iho child labor In the sweat shop ; and wo may hope for the settlement ot the controversy ot capital nnd labor through the agency of Christ's church. The matter of expense In connection' ' with our public schools will be- less emphasized nnd wo may hope lor the total abolition of that syetem of school taxation , diabolical In Its results .and Infamous In Its invention , Iho utilization ot liquor llccnsea for the bchool fund. "The Idea , that only a few may become scholars , oreven rlso above mediocrity In Intellectual development , will bo done away with. The time and labor ot the teacher wilt bo spent more upon the lazy and shift less scholar , who Is greatly more in need of attention. The 'teacher of the twentieth century will bo better trained and equipped mentally for thu task. A greater proportion of our children will secure the advantage * of the higher education , for sifted and sancti fied thinking Is evidently destined to take a mono prominent part in the Christian edu cation ot the future. " IMialihiK MlBHlonnry Work. In treating his subject. "The Twentieth Century and the Christian , Missions , " vlJr. Alfred Hodgctts took a , hopeful -view of the fuure , and said : "Everywhere dlmcultles of magnitude are being met with in the mission , work. How great arc these difficulties no ono may know but those who have had ex perience In the work. During the twentieth century everywhere will Iho work bo pushed until every continent and , Island of the sea shall bo occupied by Christian nations and nil shall 'bo ' encompassed. The mission work will bo advanced on a broader plan , not for the individual man , but for the good of society In general and the glory ot Jesus Christ. " Dr. T. K. Tyndnll S'poko of "Tho Twen tieth Century and Revivals. " "The king dom of God In this world has been made through revivals , " said the speaker. "Hu man nature Is emotional. All nature Is emotional. The angels of heaven arc emo tional , for did they not , when. Christ was born , break forth Into songs of praise , Glory to God In the Highest , on earth , peace to men of good will ? ' The churoii today Is In a state of expectancy. The de sired results are not brought about. Not enough conversions ore made. "In the twentieth century a great re vival , greater than the revival of Wesley In the eighteenth century , will como upon the earth that will not only quicken the faith of Christianity , but ehnke tlio very heart of heathendom Itself.Vo need more religion ami It Is my earnest conviction thnt before itho close of Uio twentieth century the world will iseo a flro of revivalism sweep over It , the greatest In Its history , a continual ro- vlml that will last until the whole world Is engulfed. " SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. On account nf the condition of the pollco fund Councilman Wonr , as chairman of the pollco committee , has taken n stand against the appointment of nny inoro police otllcers during the present fiscal year. Fifteen men are now on the police pay roll and this makes u. monthly expenditure of $1)05 ) for salntics alone. In addition to this must bo charged the running expenses of the department , which amount to qulto a sum. There Is just money enough in the pollco fund to pay February salaries and after that pollco fund warrants will bo nt a discount j until the next levy is available , which will be after August 1. AH it is now there will bo tin overlap In the police fund of at least $3,000. This yearly overlap Is chargeable to a great extent to the small levy allotted for the pollco fund. If the legislature would Increase the levy from r > to S mills it Is thought thnt there would bo no excuse for an overlap , Ilesl- deuts In all parts of the city are clamoring lor inoro pollco protection and it la stated that a policeman Is never seen In some parts of the city. For this reason the mayor consented recently to the appointment of a number of additional men , hoping thA : the legislature would help out by allowing an Increase In the levy for police. The resigna tion of Olllccr Pat Itowloy was the cause of Jlr. Wear'a resolution. Ho Is of the opin ion that fifteen men will ( iulllco for the tlmo and In this he is upheld by qulto a number of citizens , According to the charter the council has no authority over the -police , the mayor 'being given sole charge of the pollco and flro departments and ho may ap point and remove men at his pleasure. Ho a ust , however , according to the law , keep the pay roll down to the limit allowed by the It y. This has never been done hereon on account of the demand for policemen's services. The only remedy now will bo an Increase In the levy for police purpoees. Slumping I.etlern KlrclrlcHy , Postmaster Kttcr ' 'is received a communi cation from ttio department at Washington In regard to the Installation of an electric stamp cancerilug machine In the local olllce The question of where Iho power Is to bo obtained Is < in Important ono and I'osunastur Ktter went to Omaha yesterday to confer with olllclals of the street r.illvvny In connec. tion with the matter. It was stated that the local electric light company could not fur nish tbe power iu the day tlmo , so In caeo the electric stamping machine Is placed In service It wllf bo necessary to secure ttio current from the motor company. A quarter- horse power Is what will bu required for the stamping machine whKU It la proposed to send hero nnd If suitable can bo made- loiters bearing tip South Omntin vcatmtirklll be RlAiuprd with nn electric machine. TIlU will bo n Krcnt tflvliiR of Mbor nndwill allow the clerks in the mailing room plenty of tlmo to do other work. iH on llrt > ( l i % Hon. Embalmed licef wns one of Iho subjects considered by the South Omntin l.lve Slock exchange lit Its regular monthly mcetlns yesterday nftcrnoon. The c.xclifuiRO foeU that the beef Industry of thn country has been Injured to some extent by the state ments mndo by General S'clson A. Mil04 and It Is for the purpose of refuting ttipjp state ments that n committee wai appointed to drnft resolutions to bo sent to President McKlnley nnd the members of the cabinet. This committee on resolution * Is composed of W. H. Cheek , general Ihe stock agent of the llurllngton road ; W. H. Murphy , ev- prcsldent of the I.he Stock exchntiKo and Thomas H. McPherson , ca&hler of the Union Stock Yards National Imnk. The resolu tions contemplated will bo prepared within the next few days nnd will be forwarded to Washington nt the earliest pouilblo mo ment. Mu ; Spcclnl TIIICN , Tlio city council \\iri sit on February Ifi nnd 1(3 ( ns a Hoard of Equalization to equalize the taxes on sewer district No. 100 and on sidewalk repair taxes. Notices are now being prepared by City Clerk Carpenter for prup- crty owners Interested. Tliero will bo no comtla.lnl from property owncis In the new sewer district as si majority of Ihoso bene fited petitioned the councir for the sewer , In the matter of sidewalk repairs there may bo some differences of opinion. Stroct Coium's- ' sloner Hess shows by his books thnt lie has made pertain , repairs and this showing some property owners may combat. Tlio tointdnlnt of Dr. Stone which was made to the council Jlonday night may bo repented by oilier rropcrty owners when the board mcols. IlKM'tMIHL1 III I'lllll'l * CllUrt I1'III CM. Police court linen nro creeping up n little bit. Last month Judge Habcock nsseFscd fines and costs -.unoiuitlnK to$75. [ > 0. This doe * nnt include the amounts supposed to he. paid br the Inmates of houses of ill fame. In his monthly report Judge Habcock made speciaf momion ot this tact In order to place hlnisolf on tecord. It Is asserted tha.t for some time past the lines usually paid by these women Uavc not been turned Inlo HIP clt > tmisury and for that reason Judge Habcock flics an Itemized report of every cose brought before him. Unless these women nro brought In and lined according to custom the Judge tnys that \c \ will have co-.iplalnts fired by other than police olllcers In order to show whcro t'io ' money goes. HiMvloy WiuitH Mi r > > Pat Ilowley has put In nriother claim for two months salary as a policeman. This Mme ho claims pay for services from August 2 until October 2. At S60 n month Ihls makes S120 , No one seems to know Just when How- Icy was appointed on the poMco force , ns according to the li\v "the mayor Is not com pelled to announce his appointments to the council. The record at the city jail shows that Rowley went to work on or nbout Sep tember 30 and If this Is the case he U not entitled to Ido amount he assorts Is dim tilm. The claim has been icferred to the finance committee and Its report wlir no doubt bo watched for with Interest. To Itiiftni Ihr < ; itr. Councilman Barrett Is working hard to make his scheme of organizing a commercial club n. success. lie hopes to Induce the busi ness men to get together nnd work for Hie Interests of the city during the coming year. It is expected ihat If piicli a club Is organ ised men with money can be induced to lo cale and Invest In South Omaha. The plan has been tried a number of times before , hut tbe members have lost Interest after ths first or second meetings. Harictt hopes to got a sudlcicnt number of men together ana make the thing n success. A mass meeting has been called for Friday night of thla week In the council chamber. City < : onnlp. Real estate men say that the demand for houses far exceeds thesupply. . The Knights of the Jlaccnbees will give a ball ut Masonic hall this evonlng. January was n fairly busy month with the police , ns 111 arrflts were made. W. L. Richardson ot Module , la. , was a business vlltor at the yards yestor.Uy. The Nebraska Plumbing and Heating compary has applied for a plumber's license. During the month of January forty-three births were reported oad twenty-two deaths occurred. n. A. Cudnhy has returned from an past ern trip where he went for the beitcfllt of hid health. Matthew Kvets , a capitalist of Carroll , la , , wns Inthe city yesterday , the guest of Hurry Christie. According to City Treasurer Hroadivoll's report thcro was a balance in the treasury on January 1 of $55,078.54. Six cases of contagious disease were re ported last month. One case of diphtheria and 0110 or scarlet fever I'.xlst at the present time. The Woman's Auxiliary ot St. Martin's church will meet Wednesday afternoon nt the home of A. V. Miller , Twenty-first and N. streets. Po-Jtmastor and Mrs. Httor entertained the mall carriers and clerks at their home , Twenty-thud and M streets , last evening. Amusement * of various kinds were fur nished and the evening was pleasantly spent. Millc Inspector Montague reports that he examined forty-three samples of rnllk dur ing the month of January , with an average of 3 1 butter Tat. The maximum was 4.2. This Is unusually low , but the extreme cold weather has no doubt made some dllfcrenco In 'tho ' quality of milk. \V. S. Cook , the- city plumbing Inspector , entertained u number of friends at lilh home , Twenty-fourth and I slveets , last evening , It being the occasion of the fifteenth anni versary of his weddlutr. The party was n complete surprise to Mrs. Coolc , but she made her guests completely nt homo and an enjoyable tlmo was hud by all. Dy resolution of the city council the finance committee nnd the mayor , along with tlio city treasurer , have boon empow ered to negotiate for a loan ot $55U on pav ing district No. IS and a loan of J500 on ropavlng district N'O. ' 1. These bonds are now duo , and while the- city treasurer holds a certain sum In his hands to meet the pay ment , It Is not cnong-h to redeem the ma- turltles. The loan will be made for 'ho pur pose of taking up the coupons and when the tax : Is paid tu by the district the amount will bo paid back to the city. Herman Dreyfuss nnd UHIan Kmaley do a great specialty In. "A Night In Bohemia , " 3IOIK * } ' MtnliMi from TriuiU. John Rnglcr , assistant fireman at the Millard - lard hotel , reported to the p&llco last night 'tho ' theft of $65 from n trunk In his sleeping apartments. The money was stolen BOIBO tlmo Sunday evening. m Cure. Digests what you eat. Itartlflclallydlgeststhofood and aids Nature in strcuRthening ami recou- structlnRtho exhausted digestive or- uans. ItlstbelatestdlscovercddlBest- ant and tonic. No other preparation can approach it in efflclency , It in- Btantfy relieves nnd permanently euros Dyspepsia , Indication , Heartburn , Flatulence , Sour Stomach , Nausea , Slcklleadache.Gastralgla.Cmmps.and . . all other results of imperfect digestion. Pr Barcd by E. c. DeWItt A Co. , Chicago. ASK FOR. SHORTER HOURS Demand Muds Upon tbe Union Pacific Ij the Tel giaphero , MATTER WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION > < > H < Hln1l < ni Arc Voiu'oftil , IleliiK Im ply llctMOCMi the Umiilnjrr on Out' Mile niul thr iuiilii-f > on tlio Oilier. Tuesday afternoon the executive commllteo of the Order of Knllway Telegraphers of the Union Taclflc system , which has been in session In this city for nearb thieoook9 , presented tt proposition to the managers of the Union Tactile rend nsklng certain con cessions to the telegraphers. The committee , which Is composed of ten member * , representing every dhlsloti of the Union I'aelflc system , hnu been iinusunlly secretive In Its deliberations amihllo It has been hinted Hint these demands niUht bo mnde. It was not known when Hie1 nrtlon would bo taken. Tin. ' commute 1mil iv largo . amount of other business to transact nnd I i proceeded ; deliberately unil carefully with tlio J > formulation of Its domandt ) upon the road. The books of the secretnly and treasurer ot the order \\oro chocked up and Home other neocssarj rnutlnt1 business nttended to. but the most Important of Its work has bffn to reach mi agreement upon the proposition It wna to prcsunt to the rnllromt company. To facilitate the work of the committee Grant ! Chief Powell of Hie Order of Hallway Telegraphcrn was called hero from IVorla for consultation on thn disputed paints and ho remained In tlio rlly sou'ral dn > a. II Is believed the committee1MIS prepared to sub mit Us proposals ( > \eral dnyt ago , but President Onrt nnd General .Manager Dick inson of the Union 1'nrlfie were nut of the city anil the committee had to wait until their return. They loturiiod laht week and yesterday afternoon Jlr. Dickinson wn < waited upon by tlio committee and presented with a topy of the proposition the telegraph ers wished to have accepted. It is not known definitely what the prop osition contains , but It Is said to demand .hat there be n shoitentiiB of the number of aours in n day's work nml thnt the opcin- tors be pnld for overtime. There are t\\o or three clnsjes of operators and there Is n proposition for each division , but they all turn on this one lesuo. tt Is not believed that Increase In pay Is demanded , except in a few instances. Aot SHS IIIK 11 "Word. There was no discussion of thcr matter wheij the commllteo submitted Us papers to Jlr. Dickinson. Hw was asked to con sider the propcxilllon nnd .to give the oper ators mi answer at an early date , which he promised to do , and the committee then withdrew. Mr. Dickinson nflcrwaid , when aekcd about the matter , said ho had not yet examined the papers and did not know what they contained. He said he was expecting no such action on the- part of any of the employes and did not know that he had even heard the itologrnphcrs were In session in the city. Members of the committee were visited iit their headquarters , but they declined to give out anything 'for ' publication. They took the ground fhut np 1o the present tlmo It was simply a peaceful negotiation be tween employer mid employ * and as such could bo of no Interest to the public. They would not glvo a hint na to the character of their demands beyond suggesting : that they am reasonable nnd fAlr. Tliey speratil ( o feel that tlio railroad company will Rt-ant the requeaU nmOc And will not epoctilnio UJX5H tin ) jwslblllt.v of rt > ftuol. A I'n Ion 1'urlllo olllrlitl * ttl < 1 thnt ulilln ha did not know definitely wttnt the ) elorn- phera lUninndod , IIP thought If thrroctn nny hlnR in their uropoeltlon which would add to the expense of the ro.ul it vns ilouV- tiil IMt would bo Rrnntnl. Ho paid lh ( dis position of the junnaRtinrnt of 4ho rend Is to bo fair with Us employes , but the IUMV company' has had so much to under1 , ikr > since nssumltifc control of rtho vropcrly It in uu ixjMtonnblo to expect It to take iti > now huiduia before 1ho old ones nro fully set tled. It Is possible Hint tlio railroad rotnpnny will mal > o reply today 4o the proposition of the teloRMphei-s , but hardly prol > ftb ! < . Mr. Dickinson will consult with 1'u-sldrnt TlilM and with L. II. Korty , superintendent of telegraph , a.nd H mny bo Thursdny ur Krl- djiy biforo lie wilt bo ready to Rlvo hl ans\\er. 8 < IOIIR na Ills demands .for ttm nro considered reasonable and not Indlent- Inn a stan Ing ont proeM , fhe > commlitco will \\alt patiently for the result. WILL PROSECUTE ON BONDS .111it o I' < M1I I ill Inuid-M < i .tlllU'r AVtinl 3ln > - IIn IC In Ilic Kiiturr. 'In the p.ihl nn appeal In u misdemeanor rase from the police court to the district court has generally been considered equiv alent to nn acquittal , " unld nty Prosecutor Miller yesterday , "hut It will not bo BO from now on under the now rule of the district court. The bonds ot every party neeu H will bo forfeited If ho falls to appear. " Tbo now rule referred to by Mr. Miller la ono which di'slsnatus the first week of tha term for the hearing of Iho appeals In this character of cases. It was adopted at the nn. mini incut Ing ot the Judges.i "And wo propose to see If these bonds BO forfeited nro good. " Judge Powell observed , "for suits vlll bo brought to recovwr oil them. " Ci' < * n ( iiivoriiiuriit .lot ) . \V. O. Jlorsc , for n long tlmo a baillft In the United Stales court , has been notified hr > lias been appointed watchman nt the new poslniilro bulldiiu ; and vlll bcglu UU now duties at once. LOCAL BREVITIES. The next regular meetltiR ot the South west Improvement olub will bo held this evenliiR at 8 o'clock nt Zolzman'a hull , Twenity-llrst and Lcavcmvorth streets. The women of Unity church will meet this afternoon to woik for tho. Visiting- Nurses' association. Theicgulnr monthly ffllpper will ibi ) served from 0 to 8 o'clock In the parlors of the church. Information has been received In Omaha , that Captain Clnrlcs Jlnrplo nf Iho Third Nebraska has guttered n serious Mlapso. JIo has been very sick , with typhoid fever nnd ns this Is the second trtipjo top news is causing his friends consiclernblo anxiety , The local secretary of the Civil Service commission has received notice from Wash * liiRton that applications will bo received to March 1 for the position of cook at the Xorrls , Minnesota , Indfoii school. The Job pays flOO a year nnd the cxntn I nation will refer to character nnd capability without 'tho ' educational test. Deputy United States Marshal Jamea Allan brought In Henry Kby from the Omaha reservation to explain awny a clmrRo of bootlegging. The government olllcom have been after nby for some time on account of complaints from IJaticroft , Homer nnd other Nebraska towns , Ho was arraigned .biforo Commissioner Sloan nt Pe-ndor nnil bound over to the- United Stiteti court. freedom from nervousness insure ! ease of movennt. over nervousness cannot foe accomplished by will power. Disturbednervesindicatc disease. Nervous women are seldom grace ful. If graceful naturally , they soon lose their ease of movement. Many nervous women are astonished to find they have catarrh. Catarrh penetrates everywhere ; Pe-ru-na cures it wherever located. It makes for thenerves control catarrh. Mrs. C. 0. Filler , 135J S. Fourth St. , Columhus , O. , writes : , Dr. S. B. Hartman , Columbus , O. Sin : "For ten or fifteen years I have been subject to nervous dyspepsia. I would have spells o quiverinff in raj' stomach with smothering feelings. My nerves were terribly debilitated. I was suffering from what is called nervous prostration. Jly stomach felt bloated and I was constantly weuk and trembling. I consulted several physicians who treated me without doing me any good. I had almost Riven up in despair when L heard of Pe-ru-na. It was nbout six years ago that I first took Pe-ru-na. I found It an immediate relief to all my disagreeabla symptoms. It is the only medicine that has ever been of any use to inc. " Send for Dr. Ilartman's boolcs on catarrh ; they are mailed free. Special book for women. Pe-ru-na cures the diseases of the mucous membrane , and at the same time builds up the general health. All druggists sell it. Mrs. Rosina , Horning , River Basin , Mich. , writes : " Latt summer I was troubled with , female weakness. Pe-ru-na helped me and now I can do my own work. " , Here is a letter from Mrs. Lucio Waldie , Otscgo Lake , Mich. She mites : ' " For three years I suffered with catarrhal dyspepsia. My mouth -wan BO sore I could scarcely eat. I wrote to you for advice and you told me to take Po-ru-na , and Man-a-lin. I at once got some and began to take it. It has been ten months since I began to use your medicines and I am perfectly well. I have no eigns of my old trouble. " , ' 'Iho magnificent work accomplished by Pe-ru-na during- the past forts years in curing cat arrhnl trouble , is reflected in thousands of letters on nlo and ; constautly being rocoivod. fey the IslOcil ( FROM NEWSPAPERDOIVJ , JAN. 12 , 1800. ) . . , The Omaha bee , in a recent issue , surveys the achievements of J898 with no little satisfac tion , Both in advertising and subscription pat ronage there has been a marked growth. Between the war and the exposition , there were numerous opportunities for special enterprises so many an eight editions a day , on the one hand , and numer ous illustrated souvenir editions , on the other. The Bee's mechanical equipment has been ma terially strengthened by the installation of a new perfecting press with big output , a high-speed en gine of J25-horse power , and changing through out to electrip propulsion , with direct connection of motor to machine. It is not to be wondered at that Publisher Rosewater looks back with satis faction upon J898.