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THE OMAHA DAILY T.EE : WEDNESDAY , MAT IT. ISOn. 5
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Railroads to Take Their Time in Building Sixteenth Street Viaduct. MAYOR MOORES INTERPOSES HIS VETO He OliJci ( o AllimlitK ( lip Mnttrr to HI-UK AloiiKi lull ( lie Clli rntlu-r * I iiiiMliiii > uil > Override- ( lie Objection. The Burlington and Union Pacific railroads wli ! Im permitted to commence the con struction of the Inng-dcslred and long- worked-for new Sixteenth street viaduct In their own good time At least that Is what u good many of Omaha's clllrtns will con clude fiom the action taken on the matter by the city council at Its meeting last night A week ago the city fathers pa = 6ed a resolution elution , by which the city engineer was bal'ied | n hl Intention to tear down the present VladucA at once , so that the rail roads would bo ! n A way forced to coni- n.enro the construction of the fw ono In the near futuio. This tesolutlon delayed this woif. of destructlrti until the railroads had the material tor the new structure on the ground , and ordered the railroads In the meanwhile to repair the present struct ure to the amount of $200 or so , that It rnlght bo put Into a Hi\fo condition. .Mayor Mooreolewcii this resolution as n loophol' by means of which the railroads can escape the necessity of Immediately constructing the new viaduct. He , there fore , vetoed the resolution last night and this veto was ovcrrlden Mil ? < > ! ' Vl-tO. The mayor's veto was as follows : I return herewith without my approval document 1195 , pasned by your honmablo body nt your last regular meeting , May U , 1810 This document Is n icsolutlou directIng - Ing thu Board of Public Works to notify the Union Paclllc and the H & M. railway com panies to hnvo the Sixteenth street viaduct ipaired nt a cost of $200 , under the direc tion of the city engineer , no ns to make the present viaduct safe for use until tlmo when the railroad companies could secure the materials necessary for the construction of the now viaduct I have vetoed this reso lution , not because I desire to discommode the piopcrty owners on South Sixteenth street or the railroad companies , nor do I be- Hove that my veto would have such nn ef fect What the cltl/ens of Omaha want and d'jtnand Is that the railroad companies shall at once proceed to construct the new viaduct In nccordanco with the plans verbally agreed to by the officers of the -companies and the city engineer , and they do not want any thing done which shall hinder or delay this result. Jn my Judgment the approval of this resolution would insult In another long period of Inaction and would In the mean time render the city liable for nil Injuilcs occasioned bv the defective condition of the viaduct. The lallroads are by law re sponsible for the construction and repair ot the viaduct , but the city by determining the amount of repairs necessary and having the work done under the supervision of the city engineer lelleves the railroads of responsl billty and takes upon Ittclf all liabilities for injuries received In case of accidents caused by defects In the viaduct. It Is a well Known fact , admitted by the rnllioad companies , that this viaduct Is unsafe , and nn accident may happen at any time on It which would horrify the public ns much as did the recent disastrous lire In the Patterson block , and vvould probably occasion far greater loss ot life The rallioads lire content to leave the mutter so ns long as the city assumes the liability But aio these repairs to bo temporary7 The railroads on ono pietcxt or another have been putting oft the construction of this viaduct for years and will continue to put It off for years longer If they iiro al lowed to repair It tit an annual expense of $500 or $600 , when the interest on a $1.10,000 investment In a now viaduct would bo from $1 000 to $0,000 per year. Up to date the railroads have absolutely refused to agree In writing to any definite tlmo within which they will begin the con- itructlon of the viaduct They havn de clined to sign an agreement in wilting eattlng forth the agreements they hnvo made verbally. H Is evident therefore that this resolution would only glvo them further excuse for indefinite delay , during which period liability for accidents would be shifted upon the city. I know that such a proceeding will not meet the approval of our citizens. It seems to mo that the results sought by this resolution might be gained by the city sending these lallroad companies u com munication ordering them to construct this vlndimt at once and notifying them that If a tompoiary delay Is occasioned In getting material and Iron work that they must make nil necessary repairs to keep the viaduct In mifo condition In the meantime , and that in no case shall such delay In getting materials bo for a period greater than two months Such action would throw the responsibility for the repairs upon the1 rallioad companies They have their bridge builders , tbeli skilled workmen and engineers ' Let us make ihem responsible for the nafcty of the viaduct In stead of shifting all responslblltv upon tin city , ns Is done by this resolution 'I he f citizens of Omaha nre tired of delays under various subterfuges The time has come for action I therefore veto the resolution Sllllll SlllIOlN | ( III * \ I'lo. " Councilman Stuht was the only ono ot the city fathers who had any support to give to the veto. Ho asserted that the city should tear down the vladurt and order the rull- ioad to build n new ono at once , If busi ness men are damaged by delay In the con struction of the IK > vladiut they could BUO the companies Ho maintained that the via duct Is In n very dangerous condition Ho iilso said that the railroads will delay In the building of a now ono as lung as the city 'will ' pt'imlt them to President Blngham who introduced the resolution , asserted that ho hid not done seat at the instigation of any railroad , although Insinuations to that elfect have been made He HA Id he had been Informed that con tracting films arc uuablo now to secure Iron tint was oidorenl Kit months ngo and he did not bcllovo the lion for the new viaduct ran bo secured In ICK.S than half a year He doclarcd , therefore , that Ills lesolutlnn elm- lily purposed to leave the. viaduct qptn to business ( radio until the material for thu now Htructuie la nn hand and tipc'clllcally provides that It shall not bo taken as author ity to the railroads to delay construction In answer to tno charge that the viaduct Is In an unsafe condition ho said the sumo had Oterry pectoral "A cure in a night. " been MM 1 l y r yet It onrrlnl loads ln t yp r ntirh M h d novpr pmtipd over II before - fore and K Old not Mil He a i < rtp'1. too , that the railroads will be compelled to put It In a Mfe condition \ < -ti > IN I'rrlilciii None of the other eouncllmen cared to tnlk and the matter was put to a vote. Thp major's \oto VVM overridden by n unani mous vote , Stulit voting In the affirmative In order to fall In line with his collengups An argument made by President Blnghnm In support of his resolution and the same statement In rnfldc In the resolution Itself Is Hint the action taken shall not be con strued ns extending the time Inwhich the viaduct shall bo constructed according to the "stipulation" entered Into 'between ' the tlty and the railroads As a matter of fact , there Is no such ' stipulation" In existence. The roads verbally agreed to build the new structure as noon as possible , but up to dale they have failed even to respond to the request of City Engineer Roseivator Ho sign a written agreement to this effect. This fact was called to the attention of President Rlngham and Just before ndjnurn- ment ho Introduced a resolution calling upon the railroads to fllo the plans and pcc- lllcattons of the new viaduct before Juno 1 and directing them to commence , work on the structure by September 1. The rcnolu- tlon was adopted During the course of the meeting Mount Introduced a resolution , \shlcli was adopted , calling upon the city engineer to report as speedily ns possible the plans and specifica tions of tire proposed Twenty-fourth street viaduct over the Burlington and Union Pa cific railroad tracks. The ordinance declar ing the necessity for such a structure was passed some tlmo ago. In answer to his own request the city treasurer was "directed , " instead of "au thorized , " to enter Into n contract with Ocorgo H Stlllman for collection of de linquent personal taxes The terms of the contract will also be modified In accordance with the city treasurer's suggestions. In stead of being paid a commission In proportion tion to the age of the delinquent tn\es , Stlll man will bo allowed 45 per cent of the In terest that Is due on all taxes ho collects , except the 1899 delinquent taxes. He will albo bo required to furnish a satisfactory bond In the mini of $2,500. With thcso changes In the contract. It li said that City Treasurer Edwards will bo willing to enter Into the contract. Iti'liiilr I'li > ri'iiiM fjoli * 1'iith. The Tlorenco bicycle path will be repaired at a cost not to exceed $200. The Hoard of Public Works was by resolution directed to do the work. The neccssarj money was appropriated pro rnta out of the allotments set nsldo for the use of the eouncllmen for street repairs In their wards This Is ono of the consequences of the little visit that the city fathers paid the Omaha Wheel club on Invitation a week ago , at which time the club members did a bit of missionary work. A petition , signed by about 350 bicyclists , was received , asking the council to repeal the bicycle lamp ordinance passed a week ago , because It Is unnecessary. It was as sorted that no serious accidents have ever resulted from the lack of such an ordinance , but solely from the gross carelessness of Inexperienced riders Among the petitioners were a number of blcyclo dealers. The pe tition was referred. Councilman Karr resurrected this old scheme to have the rotten wooden block pavement torn out of Twenty-fourth street from Lake to Spauldlng. Ho introduced a resolution , declaring that the thoroughfare In Its present condition Is dangerous and Instructing the Hoard of Public Works to remove the blocks in the mobt economical way possible. After talking over the mat ter for a time , the council laid the matter over for a week , In order to receive a re port from the city engineer on the condition of the street. City Ulectrlclan Schurlg was granted five days' leave of absence. Councilman Mount Introduced a resolution that the Board of Public Works be In structed to use no btono for curbing or other public works until the same has been tested and A comparison made with a test of other stcno now on flic on the office of the board. The complaint th it has been made regard ing the peddlers who stand about the post- otllco building was placed on file by the rec ommendation of a committee. I.null for lloiilt1 * aril. The ordinance declaring the necessity of appropriating the necessary land for the pro posed boulevard that Is to extend from Hans- coin park to Twenty-seventh and Burt streets and appointing three appraisers to assess the damage and benefits , was intro duced , read a Ilrst and second time and re- feried The following other ordinances wtro albo Introduced Creating Improvement dis trict for the paving of Ames avenue from Twentieth to Twenty-fourth , changing curb lines of Howard strcet'froin Twenty-seventh to Twenty-eighth , declaring necessity of ap propriating land for widening Twenty-sov- entli street from Ames avenue to Fowler avenue and appointing appraisers to assess damages , changing the curb lines on Woolworth - worth avenue from Thirty-second avcnuo to Thlrtj-third street. The regular appropriation ordinance and another vacating Forty-sixth street from Fnrnani to the alley south were passed on the third reading IRRIGATION TO BE PUSHED Sdirnuo Ilt'Hi-r * olrH I'ruiifiNiMl MM ( In- KIliM'dml Hrim-il ; for Annual O\nllimN of MlNniiurl It I XT. rieorgo P Maxmoll , a prominent attorney of Sin Pranclsco , "was " In Omaha Tuesday tailing upon people Interested In the solu tion of the Irrigation problem Ho repre sented the Inlgatlon Intel cats of the coast at Washington last winter , his special ob ject being to promote the plan for the na tional constiuctlon of Htorago rcservolis as outlined In the Warren irrigation bill Mrlnxwoll has made a study of Irriga tion conditions not only In California , but throughout the west , and expresses confl- di-nco tint n lescrvnlr system properly con structed along the upper reaches of the Mis souri would prove an effective remedy against the annual Hoods produced by the melting of the snows in the mountains. Whllo In Omaha Mr Maxwell nmdo ar rangements to address the Commercial oiub upon this subject , on his return In about a wtok , when ho hopes to enlist the active support of the organization In the forma tion of a national Irrigation association to take charge of Irrigation matters as affected by Hlnto and national legislation 'Mr ' Max well will also .attend the Transnili-filssippl Commercial congress at Wichita next month , ulicro the subject of Irrigation will bo up for discussion , und 'when ho hopes his plans will bo siilllclently matured to justify thu organization of the proposed national as sociation at that lime and place Two Dc'HfrlloiiN from I'orl ( "ronU. Two desertions occurred vesterday at Tort Crook , when Private Luther Duggan of Company H , Sixteenth United States infan try , and Private Thompklns left suddenly Tompklna' real name appears to have been iimur T Jones , as thai was the name lie Ubod when ho joined Batter ) G , Fourth ar tillery Ho deserted tha artillery and was captured Tried by pourt-martlul ho was ordero 1 dishonorably discharged an 1 sen tenced to ono year at hard labor He was attached to Company L , Sixteenth Infantry , In llur.tsvllle , Ala last January. Duggan was the guard 1u charge of him when they escaped yesterday tlan IIIKC l.lroii c , The following licenses to wed were Issued by Judge Baxter Tuesday .N'uuio and Residence Age Richard Newton Davles Omaha 25 Gertrude Helen Deldmg Omaha . . . . . . . . . 20 Hugo (1 Pralsklnet Florence 21 Bertha Muskat , 1'lorcncc o CNI ERSirYBfl\'SOSAJACNT \ Students in Engineering Department See the Plants in Om.ihi. ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL INSTRUCTORS \ Ult ( lie Smelter , Ilull ! nnit I'tmrr I'liuild nuil l.ooU OUT the I.lnii- mill HlK 1'rotft of 'I lie lieu. Under the guidance of Prof. C. R. Rich ards n party of forty students In the engi neering departments of the State university Is In the cltj for the purpose of study of a practical kind. They plan to Inspect thor oughly all the largo plants having mechan ical departments and their Itinerary Includes railroad shops , the power houses of motor lines and electric lighting companies , the waterworks pumping station , the smelting works and the telegraph companies The university boys arc staying nt the Mlllard Accompanying them are the pro fessors and Instructors under whom they study Prof Richards Is a graduate of Purduo university and the Slbley engineer ing school of Cornell university. He Is nt the head of the department of mechanical and steam engineering at Lincoln nud the plan of giving the students practical In struction by allowing them nn opportunity to Inspect largo machinery plants Is an Idea of his and Prof Morgan. Brooks jointly. It Is a method that has been followed by east ern schools for many years , but this Is the first tlmo It has been done In the west. Speaking of the students' program for tholr tour of Inspection , Prof Richards said. "This practical method of study Is an Inno vation with us , but ono that cannot fall to bo beneficial. Over In Council Bluffs Su perintendent Dlmmock provided special cars for us , so that wo could Intpect the vvholo system of street railways Then the old and new power houses furnish an unsur passed opportunity for the study of Im proved machinery In the old plant Is the equipment used ten years ago. In the new- power house Is the most modern and Im proved machinery , the results of the very- latest sclentlfla discovery , and as a study of comparative methods I doubt If there Is a better illustration any w hero than those two plants 1'lriixoil ultli The lire. "Wo have Inspected the Union Pacific railroad shops and the newspaper plant of The Bee Publishing company. I venture to say that not flvo of the boys ever saw a newspaper printing establishment with all the modern Improvements used by The Bee. "Profs Morse and Chntburn and I have made a life study of iiechanlsm , but I never saw a piece of machinery that so nearly In cluded all the known mechanical move ments as the Hoc printing press recently given a place In The Bee's equipment. The university boys found this the most In structive piece of machinery they- have seen and they have expressed the desire to maKe a further study of It. "Tho llnotjpo machines are simply mar vels I could write a book using the Illus trations we have found In The Bee's ma chinery. I regard The Bee's plant the most modern and complete of any In the weal. Wednesday we will visit the smelting works , the Western Union offices , the electric light power house , and we will make a study of hydraulics out at the waterworks pumpIng - Ing station. "Next year , if our plans can be carried out , wo will go to Kansas City on an er rand similar to our present ono At the university we propose to secure some addi tional equipment in the way of experimental apparatus. Funds for this purpose are low Just at present and wo must -wait a vvhllo longer , but as soon as possible wo plan to have one of the best mechanical schools In the west. " I'crsoinu-l of ( lie I'nrty. The personnel of the party wasProfs. . C. R. Richards , Morgan Brooks , Chatburn ; In structors Morse , Hawksworth and Votaw , and Students D. W. Hawk worth , P. L Hunt , A. R Dennis , Guy M. Peyton , J. W. An drews , S W Brook , O. J. Pee , R. D Hub- bard , Dan Guttobln , A A. Stub , George R. Chatburn , Amos Thomas , n B. Abry , A R. llromfleld , J. Langcr , E. 13 Brackett , Max Uebman , R. Elliott. C E. Bedell , C. Joy , E Hulett , Prod Ryons , A. J. Collett , L. W. Korsmeyer , J Wilson , C Wilson , Bart Yo- der , AV Chrlstianson , Charles Hagenow , II H Steel , C C. Pool , A. Shane , A. B. Smith and Carl Bessey. The party dropped Into The Bee office about 10 SO p. m. and watched the closing of the forms and the stereotyping and press work on the caily edition. Earlier In the evening they visited the. power houpo of the street railway company and wore highly instructed by what they saw. This fore noon the Florence pumping station will bo visited and a second trip made to the smelter In the afternoon SHERIFF DARGAN IN TROUBLE Imllctril for Iilti-rferliiK ttldi an < > f- llCt'r Of till' I II11 I'll StulcM ( ( III'N- ( lon of .liirlNillctloll. At the recent Bitting of the United States grand Jury , nn Indictment was returned against Sheriff Charles K Dargan , sheriff of Ia\ves county , this state. This Informa tion , however , was not given out until Tues day afternoon , when the. capias for the ar rest of the olllcer was Issued Sheriff Dargan resides at Chadron and is charged with Interfering with nn ofTlcd1' thu United States while In the discharge of his duty. The particular ofllcer referred to Ib Sergeant M 13 Drew , stationed nt Port Robinson H appears that two soldleis had deerte < l from Port Robinson and that they were followed and capture A by Seigeant Drew Whllo ho was taking the men back to the pot > t ho was met by Sheriff Dargin , who had warrants for tbeli arrest , they being charged In the state courts with day light burglary. The sherltf took the two men , William A 1'ennlngton and John H Kaulfman , from the borgoint and then the litigation commenced The sergeant made an offoit to secure the custody of the. two sol diers nnd Judge Allen , who was holding court at Chadron at the time , cited him tn appear und show cause why ho should not be punlblied for contempt In refusing to obey the process of the courts of the states The ofllcer took the position that the courts had nothing to do w'lth the soldiers until after the desertion charges against them had been disposed of , and there the matter stands at this time , the hcailng on the con tempt proceedings having been postponed until next week Subsequent to the sheriff of Danes county taking the two soldlprs away from Scrgeailt Drew , the Unliod States grand Jury con vened and witnesses - ere called before that body After listening to the testimony n Indictment as heretofore referred to was found. The charge of bootlegging has been brought against W. H. Starr of Liberty , this state , and he has given bond ? for his ap pearance In United States court iwhen the hearing comes up Starr was brought In by Deputy Marehal Kelm While the general charge of 'bootlegging ' Is preferred against Starr , It is alleged that ho acted as a manu facturer's agent and soli ] liquor to dealers In Liberty and surrounding towns , never having taken out a government license Speaking of the charges against him , Starr said "Some weeks ago I received cir culars from the Licking Valley Distilling company of Covlngton. Ky , quoting prices on liquors I opened a correspondence and in the end was given flvu counties towork I traveled over these countlta and took orders tbo satuo as other commercial trav elers The goods were ftnl to my customers , the distillery people doing < he shipping and making all of the collection * I did not bundle n drop ot the liquor , not even having sampler for my customers to order from If they can Indict me for doing the work that t performed , they can Indict every traveling man In the. state who represents a liquor house or brewery. " The Knoch Morgan Sons' company of New York have brought suit In United States court against John J. Olbson of this city , asking for an Injunction to prevent him from manufacturing n cleaning nnd washing preparation which , It Is alleged. Is nn In fringement The plaintiff alleges that dlb- son's preparation la Injuring Its trade and that ho should be stopped from selling ns well as from manufacturing PliuM-il t nilcr Vrroot. A colored man named Albert Wilson md n white woman known ns Mrs Kntlo Beach were arrested In the latter's home at the foot of Oraco street Monday night on the charge of having fractured the seventh com mandment The neighbors have made a number of complaints against thorn , lilt ns Mrs Beach claimed she was simply coring for Wilsons two children with her ewn , wlillo she lived with her father , the explana tion had to be accepted for a time. Monlay night , however , a final complaint was made and the two were arrested while Wilson was visiting Mrs Beach PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS , Mr nnd Mrs S W Lindsay have gone to Chicago for a brief visit R J Kllpatrlck , railroad contractor of Beatrice , was In the city Tuesday O W I'alm and L. W Bllllngsley of Lin coln were guests of the Murray Tuesday Philip Hitchcock , a prominent railroad man of Buffalo , Is n guest of the Mlllard II. 12 Owen , rallioad contractor of Nor folk , was n guest of the Murray Tuesday Prank White , cx-Unlted States marshal , Is In the city from his home at I'lattsmouth. The Rev. T J. Mackny has returned from n week's visit to Kearney nnd Central City. lion John McColl of Lexington Is in the city transacting business and 'visiting friends Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Meal of Lincoln were guests of ono of the leading hotels Tuesday Udwurd Rosewatcr , editor of The Bee , is In Chicago attending the Associated 1'rcss meeting. Andiew J. Dutcher leaves for Manlfa Wednesday with Captain Baxter , as pi hate secietary Matt Goring , an attorney nnd democratic rofltlclan of Plattsmouth , spout Tuesday In the city. II M. Puffer , a prominent merchant of Valley , spent Tuesday In the city , a guest of the Munay R. C Outcalt , member of n South Omaha commission firm , was among the Murray s guest Tuesday. Wliriam R King , superintendent of con struction at the Ames beet sugar factory , is a guest of the Mlllard. R n Rogers , a prominent lumber merchant ot Keokuk , was in the city yes terday , a guest of the Murray. Among the Murray's commercial1 guests Tuesday were C. C. Burt , Portsmouth , 0 ; H Wetsler , Milwaukee , and Milton Shutz , Chicago C H. de Zevallos of Nashville , Tcnn. , is at the Her Grand He Is hero for the pur pose of renew Ing the concession for the giant sec-saw which he held last year. Robert A Clapp , n Folrbury attorney , is in the city attending federal1 court for the purpose of looking after the thrco Palrbury men who are charged with counterfeiting. General John Bates , who has been assigned to duty in the Philippines , will arrive in the city today and will remain till' Thursday , lilb nid-de-camp , Captain Smilev , arrived hero Tuesday. J. R Dunn , stationed In Omaha during the exposition last summer to represent the United States customs s > ervlce , who bus been in the city ever since , left for San Francisco Tuesday , vvhero ho was bent by the depart ment. John P. Hlllls ot Greencastle , Ind. , the well known singer , was In the city n short time as a guest of bis cousin. J. C. Hiiris ot the Her Gland. Mr. Hlllls is singing with a prominent evangelist and was returning from Denver to Chicago Congressman Mercer was expected to ar rive In the city Tuesday , but as none of his friends have beard from him they are of the opinion that he Is returning from Wash ington by way ot Minneapolis , where be has friends , and that he will stay there a few days before coming to Omaha Mr. and Mrs. James M. McCIuro nnd daughter of St. Paul will make their home in the city for the next few weeks They are living nt the Mlllard. Mr. McCIuro is n civil engineer superintending the construc tion of stone bridge work afong the St. Paul , Minneapolis . Omaha railroad. Ho has charge of similar work on the Wisconsin and Minnesota branches of the road and is engaged at present on a bridge near Calhoun - houn At the Murray H. 13 Owen , Norfolk , Mr and Mrs. Ludvvlck , New York , K. Holland , Chicago , A H. Wolf and Ben Wolf , Chicago cage , c C Burt , Portsmouth , J R Wheeler , Dimlap , C 13 Scarr , South Omaha , SolA Arons , Now Yoik , H. M. Bostw-lck , Woodbine , George Heaine , Council Bluffs , W H Roberson , city , W S Bowen , Chicago cage , P C Read , New York , J H. Mc- Hugh , Manhattan , J. C , F. Bush and Thomas Crawford , V'ahoo , C J Dyklns , Chicago , J. Draper , Afton , T. B Draper , Red Oak. At the Klondike : P W Jones. Trenton : J W Skinner , Baldwin , Neb , Royal Matthews , Oieat Palls. Mont. ; K. K SnyJer , Butte , Neb , Glen Adams , Augusta , Go , J. Roth and N. J. Olscn , Bassett , Neb , Frank Jones , Wayne , Neb P Cailson , Oakland , Neb , W. J. King , Cedar Rapids. la , P. Nicholson , Norfolk , Neb , 0. E Buchanan and J A. Carter. Craig. Neb , H. C. Stewart Tekntnah , Neb , George R Cross , Slo ix City : J M Nelso , Pendcr , Neb. , Sam John son , Hssex la , Clara n Pcrguson , Wlllard , Neb , Henry ROES , Louisville , Neb , G. B M. Alter and J. H Becker. Persia , la , M M Madsen , Chicago , Charles Reid and W. Allen , Sioux City. At the Millaid George A Ballard , New York , J 0 Bryant. Boston , S I ) Edwards , Now yoik , E. B Pope , St. Louis , Charles C Mnrtln , Kansas City. W. B Slovens , New York , n A Tyler , Chicago , P U Munn , Now York , H W. Sparks , Chicago. W 13 Conklyn , Cincinnati. Max Marcus , Chicago , John W Kceshar , Now York , C , L Hllllary , St Louis , A Stadeker. Chicago , W D. Brun , Now York , John Campbell , Chicago , J Stein , Chicago ; N. S , Harding , Nebraska City. Charles M. Moe , New Yoik , H C Stiimb DCS Molnes , Phil Hitchcock , Buffalo , J G Thompson , Chicago ; P. W. Shea , .East Liverpool , P. Woodmanseo , Des Molnes , Alfred Magnus nnd James Heffern. Chicago , H U Crook , Des Molncs ; Wiir R. King. New York. Nobrasknns nt the hotels1 A R. Talbot , I. J Alexander , Lincoln C E Tlbbctls , H. C Welch , Beatrice , Marlon Powell , Indlan- olaV. . H Thompson , Grand Island , J R. Alton , J R Alton , jr , Grand Island , A J Austin , Kearney , O A Cooper , Humboldt , R G Strong. Pcnder , A B Beard. Klmball ; Robert B Beer , Stromsburn ; Prank D Mills , Osceola , Mis George Pardoy , Republican City , H C Rountrce , Lincoln , J W Crab- tree , Lincoln , I" W Barber. Hastings , W H. Love , Tekamah , T L Aekcrman , Stanton - ton , 0 H Ransom , Bancroft , E L Des- hago. Superloi , W H Decamp , Clearwoter , Harry L Keefe , Bancroft , J C Hedges , Hastings , Robert Deal. A Beard , Klmball. T L Hopllwnrth. Grecley ; R B Wood Friend , Charles U Haux , Grand Island , T. L Sloan , Pendei At the Her Grand I H Combs New York. Paul Baer , Chicago , C W Green , Kansas City , Leonard Benton and W E Clark and ton , New York , H C Buhman Chicago. G B Ramsay , J F Hartsough E H Bryant and W H McGee Kansas City | H S Thompson Chicago , M F Robeits and wife , Burlington. H S Hull Kansas City I Walter K Atwater. Iowa City Jihn P hlaf ' ford , St Louis. Charts E Cady and wife New York G J Harris and wife. LaPorte D J Sinclair. St Louis. W P Spoon Nor folk , W O Temple and family South Da kota , J A Steurns , New York John Toole , Cleveland , F A. Wind. St Louis C J Phetps. Schuyler , Charles Rlggs , Chicago M L Madden Boston , Fred W Ransom Kaneus Clt ) George Jenkins Dubuque , James Reed , Webster City , Sam Isaacs , New York. \ ' \ I > 1 I i I I 1 f I III1AI L EL Li. Budding Orators of Academic Department of Oreighton Universitji INTERESTING , WELL RENDERED PROGRAM Will Vmionm-r 'IliHr He < . ' ! < I ON * nt I'oiiiniiMtprtiirtitf Alirn lli Mrilnlxlll Hi * Vmirilril Anotlu-r InnlcMt 'lonlK'it. ' The annual contest In elocution of the academic department of tlto Crclghton uni versity took place yesterday afternoon nt 3 o'clock in the college hall. Representa tives from the thrco grades , chosen In pre liminary contests held earlier in the jear , contested in thrco different events The judges did not announce any decisions and will not until commencement time , vviicn 'he medals will be awarded The University Mandolin club , under the leadership of Albln Huster , opened the pro gram v\lth "Sounds of Spring , " by Bohr , which was played with spirit and with ex cellent unltj considering the short tlmo that the club has been organlred The club compilses about forty Instruments. It was followed by the Junior Glee club , nn oisanitation of the vounger pupils , which " lord " by Hrussel- gave "Welcome , Llcgo , b.ach Three students of the Plfth grade gave the 8,1 mo selection , ono after another They vvcro Mark T. Martin , Clement J IA'O anil John J White. Their declamation was full of opportunities for clever Impersonation , taking , as they did. successively the parts of a stage-struck youth , his mother , his angry father and several others upon whom the youth Imposed Theli representation of the various moods had been thought out with a completeness entirely unexpected from boys of their rather tender one. No very positive opinions ns to which of these three would win were expressed by the audience. John J. O'Neill .and Clement J. Lee , who have fresh , clear voices of considerable strength , sang " 0 , Boatman , " by Sulllvnn , and were warmly applauded The fourth grade was represented In declamations by Joseph C McCaffrey , Wil liam D Brown and Alpbonso r Dames Mr McCaffrey was easy and nituial In a simple little story of a dog's .heroism , told In n pleasing way Mi Brown's effoit was amore moro ambitious one , being a word plctuio of a eceno In the Roman circus and dram itic Incidents enacted therein His delivery , vvhllo It compelled attention , was somewhat mm red by undue rapidity Mr. Dames hal a war-time story , which he delivered witn particular and successful attention to its emotional value The Junior Glee club gave a "Sleighing Glee , " with sleigh bell accompaniment , the effect being excellent. The most advanced work of the afternoon was done by the two representatives of the third grade , who .appeared In declamations of an oratorical character Robert H Bush man gave "Gualbcrto's Victory" with con siderable dramatic Intensity , to which he was able to devote all the moro attention on account of his ease of bearing on the stage. Ho described with great power , yet with satlsfactoiy self-restraint , the struggle of nrmcd knights In a narrow pass Prancis n. Balllman , In the same grade , gave a funeral oration of Mark Antony and proved quite capable of adequately Interpreting Its fine and varied shades of meaning , from the half-veiled irony to the stirring denuncia tion of the murderers The conclusion of the program was "My Old Kentucky Home , " by the Mandolin club The audience insisted on another selection and It was cheerfully given. Tonight at the same place occurs the an nual oratorical contest and the contest In elocution In the collegiate department. The three orators will all deal with the subject of an Anglo-American alliance and will present the views they have worked out. In the contest in elocution thrco students from each of the first and second grades will take part. These have been selected ifrom among a largo number of the students by prelimi nary contests. The university is a member of the State Oratorical association , but joined it too late to take part this year. CONGREGATIONALISTS MEET HcorKiniUeil Club HoltlN a OndierliiK : anil riiHHi-M n IMpnNiuit nml rrol- ( ulile H The reorganized Omaha Congregational club , which combines the social features of the old organization with the practical work of the church extension society , held a'Yargcly attended and most enjoyable meeting nt the Plrst Congregational chureti last night The actual meml > orshlp of the society consists of ono member und the pastor from each church of the denomina tion In the city , an aggregate of seventeen , but at these social occasions a general In vitation Is extended to all the congrega tions The lecture rocm of lfi church was romfnrtubly filled last night and an ovon- Irg of social chat and greeting was varied by a sbort program of addresses on sub jects pertinent to the work of the society Rev P. P Jacksnn of Pilgrim church called the assemblage to' order and briefly sketched the purposes of the occasion lie then Introduced Ur A. B Somers , presi dent of the society , who read a sfiort papei- on "What We Stand Per " Or Somers as serted that Congrcgatlonallbm is the mos > republican nnd the least sectarian of relig ious denominations It teaches that oil churches nre In fellowship and In practical work at homo nnd missionary enterprlso abroad it rani's rfcond to nciio He bill fly- sketched the revolt In England against old churcd forms that resulted in the estab lishment of tr-o Congregational church and followed the history of the new church after It had been brought to the western hemisphere to idow that It had novvhor < . failed to allow the utmost llbeity of eon- science It has nn denominational crccft , but merely a form of statement to which Its members must astent In order that they may work In harmony The soprano fcolo , "I < ast Night I Wa > . Dreaming , " was delightfully rendered by MUs Ixmlhe Squlics and was followed by an address by Mrs W H Huilburt on "Aggressive Congregationalism " Mis Hurlburt said that aggression takes It for granted that there Is an enemy to be faeces Success depends ttiat there should bo an army .and a plan of attack The question or equipment U also most Important The worker must be armed with the Joy of sal vation before be could turn transgressors to Christ A baptism of the Holy Splilt Is necessary before a church can bo really aggressive "Aggrefcslvo Christianity" was the sub ject of n very practical talk by C H Grat- ton Ho asserted that this Is nothing moro or IMS than fnltli In Jr u Christ As faith without works li dr d , K > Christianity without nijprrMlnn amounts to llltlr All cannot prench but everyone enn get out and hustle It Is * oni thlng to got out nml rub up against people , to ihnke them by the hand In n manner that makes them fret that there is a ticnrt behind It. To bo ah npgreeslve Christian worker one must net only have the love of Ooit In his heart but the love ot mankind , Mrs Frances M Tord rounded off the program with n very unique and Interest- Inu tnlk on "Larger Lines of Advance ment. ' She characterized the churches by Uui vnHoui chords based on the musical scale nnd Illustrated them with the aid of the piano The scale has seven tones on each of which n ehoid may be based and the chords arc major , minor or diminishing according to the note on whliti each Is founded. So there nre major , minor nnrt diminished people to be found cvriywhere The chord of each denomination Is based on Its fundamental note nnd she nrousrd some enthusiasm by declaring that the Congregational chord Is based on the fifth or "dominant" tone. Continuing , Mis. Tord urged tlio Impor tance of moro ethics and less theology In order to reach the people She advocated such measures ns would reach the men who are too old for the klndergarte'ii or the mil- vcrsltv This might bo attained by devotj j lug some part of thei rhiirid services to the discussion of the life ot Christ as applied to some of the social and economic prob lems of the day PERFORMANCE ON THE ZITHER of V. O. Mueller (5t\c n ItcoKnl lloforin Aiulleiii-e , The pupils ot A O. Mueller gave n zither recital in the Young Men's Christian asso ciation auditorium Inst evening The hall was almost entirely filled bv the friends of the performers who tinned out to heir and encourage them iMany of the numbers were In the hands of very small performers and It was but n itural that there tdiould hnvo been some self-consciousness , likewise a little timidity. But In no case did either Interfere seriously with the success of the performer The resolution with which , omo of the younger pupils took their places be fore the audience and the eaincht efforts they all made to do their best readily gained them the sympathy of their hearers , and they wore liberally applauded Some tlmo was lost In preparing the stage for the entrance of the rlther oichestra foi ! the opening number and It was U o'clock before - fore they began to play They gave "Under the Double Eigle , " by Wagner , and "Pleas- vireof Youth , " by Rueffcr The Informa tion on the printed program to the effect that no encoris would bo responded to pre vented them from realizing the full measure f their achievement Little Miss Alice Marie Hcrtzmann was in no lack of popularity , being made the re cipient ot three large bunches of lloweis , with the regulation ribbons attached , for her efforts with a ( leiman march She was the most nearly composed of the younger play ers Miss iMaud Huston , a musician as yet chiefly notable for her diminutive hlo and readv milp < K vo n * rrlotn nn 1 rendition of Clmrles Harris' Break the News to Mother" Katlr Jones In the sumo cl r to site , played "In the Sweet Hyo nnd Hyp" s nnrroMtnlly s her nMoclatos acquitted thwnrlve . t/iter In thf even ing the little ones Joined force * under the name of the1 Junior Either club nnd showed their eldern the bent methods of playing stirring nmrch mu do. Mr Mueller himself played twice , flrst In , n duet with iMIss Hantnh Hochstrassior nmt once In a solo , the latter time drawing upon all the resources of this llttlo-undcrstoo l Instrument nnd making It n inennn of con veving nil slncles of musical expression. The other numbers on the- program con sisted of zither solos and duetn A double zither quartet brought the evening to a pleasing nnd finished close CZERWINSKJ AND KOZISKI lliclr r u ( It no c li DiM-lnriMl OfT unit Tln'H Troiililrl i'M ( ) r I | i ( litDrliiUx. . Vincent Czervvlnskl eibjects to Prank Kolskl discharge his tovolver In ( ho city -limits nnd mils his objc > ctlotm In ths form of a complaint According to his story , ho Is nfiald of bis life. Ho says several weeks ago ho nnd Korlskl vvoro going to have n foot mce , each betting on himself Kor some reason the rnci > was le- claied oft one night In Ko7l KI's mlonn. Kozlskl Insisted that Czerwtnskl should treat the crowd nnd the lalte-v objected because - cause he thought Kolskl was bettor able to do that than he Ho agreed finally to buv the drinks for every one except Kojiiskl. Oior- wlnskl say * ; this made Ko/hkl angry nnd they bad some hard words. No trouble en sued nt that time , but later ho met Kozlskt unit the quarrel was renewed. Czarnlnskt savs ho was warned by friends to pursue a different loute on his way homo. Ho did this and Sunday night wlillo going homn ho tmvs Kozlskl waited for dim. \\hllu bo was still three blocks away Ko ? lskl discharged his revolver thrco times. Czetwtnskl does not think Kozlsk ! tired at him , but heants him lined just a HUln bit so bo will not shoot any moro nud also to remind him that there Is a law in tti land. 1'leKitoi'Uet Sineiioeil to Mxy llnj . Attempting to pick the pockets of jins- s'eiiKeis on the railroad trains Is not piolltnblo woik. as William Carmen found Tuosdiy aftermon , when Judge Gordon Kent him to the countv jail for l\ty days. The testimony showed that Carmen nnd John 1'oubear cime down from Columbus to gether After the train had stopped nt the union depot they passed n woman in the car and Carmen attempted to run his hand into her pocket Portunately she had pinned the pocket up and he failed to got her purse. She notlllcd Olllcer Plemlnp und ho ur- reslcd Carmen and Koubear The woman Idni titled the two men IIH having hern near her and stated positively that Carmen bail tiled to rob her. While Toubear was BOPU on the platform of the car with Carmen by Car Inspector M r McCuno prior to the robbciy there w is nothing to show that ho liail assisted In the attempt to lob tha woman He was discharged. His homo Is In Glens Palls , N Y , wlillo Carmen halla from Sprlnglleld , 111 Both have been out to Idaho and Washington for the last year. "OME duties to many women seem more important than health. No matter how ill they feel , they drag themselves through the daily tasks nnd pile up trouble. This is heroic but a penalty has to be paid.A . A woman in New Matamoras , Ohio , MRS. ISAnnLL BRADHTI.D , tells in the following letter how she fought with disease of the feminine organs until finally forced to take to her bed. She says : " DHAR MRS. PINKIIAM I feel it my duty to write to you to tell you that I have taken Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound and think there is no medicine in the world like it. I suffered for nine years , and sometimes for twelve weeks at a time I could not stand on my feet. I had female troubles of all kinds ; backache , and headache all the time. Seven different doctors treated me. Some said I would have to go to the hospital and have an operation performed. But oh I how thankful I am that I did not , that I tried your Vegetable Com pound instead. I cannot say too much in its praise , nor thank you enough for what it has done for me. I want you to publish this in all the papers for the good of other sufferers. " The wives and mothers of America are given to over work. Let them bo wise m time and at the first indication of female trouble write to Mrs. Pink- ham at Lynn , Mass. , forheradvice. This advice is promptly given without charge. The present Mrs. Pinkham's experience in treating female ills is unparalleled ; for years she worked side by side with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham , and for sometime past has had sole charge of the correspondence department of her great busi ness , advising and helping by letter as many as a hundred thousand ailing women dm ing a single year. " I414-I41G-1418 DoiiQlas Street , HAMMOCKS The now Summer Hammocks are now on show comprising all styles and colors Most artlatlc hammocks , $1.75 , | J 75 , $100 , without or with -valance. Woven Hammocks at $1 00. Mexican Rope Hammocks at 11,00 , BASKET SALE Wo cairy the largest line of Baskets In the city waste baskets , work bag- kots , scrap baskets , baby baskets all kinds of fancy baskds. Just to make a big sale of baskets this week , the whole line goes at half price you pay /only half what they are marked 25c baskets , UV4c 30c baskets , 15c. 40o baskets , 20c. COc baskets , 2Gc. INGRAIN CARPETS There are enough of those extra 7f nil super > c wool Ingrain Carpets to cover about 100 rooms they will bo sold at 4Sc so If you want a 7Dc carpet for ISe come this week TAPESTRY BRUSSELS CARPETS New perfect poods our price DOe a yard best quality Tapestry Brussels Carpets C5c and 7oc SOME EXCEPTIONAL RUG VALUES 8-8x10-10 Imported Gorman Rugs , J21 00 each. These goods Bell regularly There are let than a dozen genuine Imported Scotch Saxony hand woven Rugs regular price , $18 50 sUe 9x12 reduced to 13 ° 50 ' " " Tiber Matting Rug ! > x2 ulzo only In stock hull a do en only left Vo'- duced from $1000 to . , ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' jg rQ Genuine By/antlne Reversible Rugs reducwi from l i'.Oo'to' . . . ! ! ! . ! . ! . . . $10 00 These are rate opportunities to buy good rugs at umall prices. It's the closing out of pa/Items not to ho bought again 600 samples of velvet , annluHer and moquotto Carpets to bo closed out for Rugi 1S yards long , at , each j o0 ' ' ' ' ' Another lot-of 100 Jl 75 Imperial Rugs 3 feet by IS Inches at . . . . . . . . . , OSc COCOA MATS Largo size. 75c These are Ix33 ! inches regular tl grade . 7Sc WINDOW SHADES This IB headquarters for window shades Wo have every grade , beginning with 12&0 each for shades with fixtures i'5o for cloth opaque shades We also make all sizes sbadea to order.