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Telephones 618694. Dee , July 14 , 1893.
White Shirt Waists. SPECIAL We have about 5 dozen white waists which have got mussed in handling these are waists we have sold at $1.50 , $2 , $2,50 , all of the latest and best styles Saturday we will close them all out at $1.00 each. You will be disappointed if you don't come for these early. In Colored Walsjs we have some very plaln-at $1.00. pretty styles at COe. If wo have your WHITE PIQUE SKIRTS-fiome extra Mzo vou will get a bargain. values at $100 and J1.50. SUMMER WASH SKIRTS navy blue HOUSE WRAPPERS some pretty sum duck awl new blue trimmed eklrts mer wrappers In colored lawns- at 60c each , made good and full with deep flounce BLACK PICJUR SKIRTS at n SO. at $1.00 each ORASS LINEN SKIRTS trimmed and Our store closes Saturday at 6 o'clock. AGQXTB FOn FOSTIBIt KID flLOVCB AJfD MoCALI/S PATTEIIJIII. THOMPSOH , BELDEN &Co. THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE DRY GOODS HOUSE IN OMAHA. V. M. 0. A. BUILDING. COR. 10TII AND DOUGLAS STB. AVIJ CLOSI : AT o O'CLOCK & .VTLIIDAYS. plumbing was awarded to G. T Underwood , also of Lincoln , the bid being $108. DeelHlnil liy Ilrjilllt. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Bryant today made the following decision relating to reinsurance contracts tn answer to a question of an Omaha attorney , explained as follow : ) : Referring to the now Insuuince laws In force July 1 , 1SI9 ! , I bog reave to nsk jour consideration and ruling , ns follows : Section 100 , H. R. 101 ( see page 3 of Xe- bralkn Insurance Laws ) , pioperly describes the various forms of relnsmanco contracts in USD as- Policy , entry , bordereau , or ngree- ment , while section 1 of H R. 187 ( see. page 41) ) , in specifying the manner In which lire Insuiancc shall be written , only mentions the word "policy , " "which shall bo regu larly Issued and duly signed by its legally authorized agent , resident within the county or state where such pioperty Insured , or to be Insured , is situated , such agent hav ing been duly licensed by the state insurance commissioner. " When Insurance on property In Nebraska Is written by one of the Hey il Insurqnie company's legally authoilzcd agents In the state , and Is n Inrpcr line than the com pany desires to carry net. It Is the custom of this company to iclnsure or cede part of the tUk to a company authorized to transact business In this state , which trans action Is effected by boidercau , made up once each week and sent to the iclnsuring company , Instead of a policy In form , which is usually Issued to the public. Now If this bordereau Is made up each week at the Chicago ofllco of this company and mailed to be regulaily Issued and duly signed by a legally authorized agent , resi dent In Nebraska , where the property In sured or to be insuicd Is situated , to re insure and cede a part of t > uch risk to the company duly aythoilzed to transact busi ness In this state , as required by section 98 of-'ll. R. 101 ( see page 88) ) , will mch bor dereau be hold and considered by your de- par'tmnt us a "policy" and complying with the laws of this stutc ? , Asa , , policy of .Insurance Is. a contract ortagrcemtnl , and as thq'bordereau men- ' " ' tlbritidMs'-tho oniy vliloncu ot"HaWlity' , contract which passes between the insurance companies , ceding and reinsuring the risk in question , wo consequently believe that the Issue of the bordereau us stated fully complies with the Intent and purpose ot the law. law.This qucstlbn reduced to Its substance is- Does the word policy ns used ih sccM6n 1 of H. R. 187 Include bordereau ? The word policy Is derived fiom a French woid Which means piomlsc. Wlnfleld's Adjudged Words and Phrases , page 469 : "A policy of Insurance is a com mercial contract based on the uses and cus toms of trade , expressed tn a brief and in artificial form and in borne of Its parts in peculiar nnd technical language , containing numerous stipulations , some of which are comprehended in a few short phrases and others , which ailge solely by implication , and are not obvious on the face ot tbo Instrument. " Greene against Pacific Mutual Insurance company. 9 Allen ( Mass. ) , 219 : "Bordereau IB a yiord botrowed from French Mercantile Law. It means , primarily , n memorandum. In" the usage ot merchants It IH : " 'A note enumerating the purchase nnd sales which may have been made by a broker or stock broker. This name Is also given to the statement given to a banker with bills for discount or coupons to re ceive. ' " Black's Law Dictionary , page 147 : "In the sense In which you use It , and In which It is generally used by insurance men , It means n list , schedule or memorandum of links which one company assumes from or reinsures to another company , -which as sumed the primary risks , " From tbo foregoing definitions and from the weH knpwn principle Jhat the law reads Into a contract whatever the received law Itself , as established custom , puts there , thla department Is of the opinion that a bordereau pt the kind described , as used among Insurance men , however meager Its terms , comce , within the definition of policy OB used In II. n. 187. and It will bo BO held. WILL F. BRYANT , Deputy InsurancoiCommissioner. . Ciniio Comity WVMOniJ , Neb. , July 14. ( Special , ) Thq assessors' icturns ot Gage county for the jcar ending April 1 , 1S09 , possess considerable Interest and make a very good showing. The number of horses returned Is 14,671 , with a total assessed valuation ot J114Sf3 ! , average assessed value per head , $7,83. Cattle , number , 30,689 ; tofal as- Eeescd value , $164,203 ; avciage assessed value per head , $3,37. Mules , number. 1- S06 ; total assessed value , $13,778 ; average assessed value per head , $7.63. Sheep , 50 ; value , $386 ; value per head , 71 cents , Hogs , number , 49,830 ; total value. $61,120 ; value per head , $1.23. Acreage , G12.317 ; total assessed value , $2,681,841 ; average as sessed vnluo per acre , $5.22. $ Town and city lots , 16.7C5 ; total assessed value , $1,036,895 ; average jier lot , $81.64 , Ateesscd value of railroad property in the county , $763,808.26 , Total assessed valuation of the county as equalized toy the County Board of Kqual- Jzation , $5,324,326.46 , AhltnU n Sri-null Mi-iitrnniit , TIIEMONT. Nob. , July 14. ( Special , ) John W. O. A'bbott ' of this city was yester day commissioned by President McKlnley as second lieutenant ot volunteers. Lieutenant Abbott enlisted In Company F , Third Ne braska , when that regiment \ \ a organized and was appointed Unit sergeant. Upon the death' of Lieutenant Thompeon ho waa pro- "Littk Strokes Fell Great Oaks:9 The gl&nls of the forest must yield a.i Ust to the continual blows of the 'woods man. When the human bloodh&s become clogged and impure the little drops of Hood's SusapArilla , properly taken , 'will felt , the oak of bad blood. , motcd to second lieutenant and scrrcd at Havana im regimental quartermaster. He Is a nathe of Nebraska , a graduate of the Fre mont High school and for the last nine years has been practicing law here. Ho Is the oldtot eon of Dr. L. J. Abbott of South Omaha , A brother ot his , L. J. Abbott , jr. , Is a private in Company M , First Nebraska. Ills appointment was given him solely on I his military proficiency. SHAM WORK ON THE CAPITOL Wooilm I'lnlr * Co > rrertrlth Tin Lxnl Where Iron One * Should Apncnr. LINCOLN , July 14. ( Special Telegram. ) Whli'e at woik on the outside wall of the state capltol building this afternoon W. B. Hester , overseer of the workmen employed about the building , dlscovcicd that two largo plates or crosses that had ncen placed on the cast wing , prcfoumably to support and hold In place a htccl rod running through the building , were made ot wood , covered with tin. The legislature of 1897 made an appropriation for strengthening the walls ot the cast wing of the building , but no one i scemi to remember whether two rods were to be placed through the oulldlng or one. Plates similar In appearance , but made of Pond Iron , adorn the walls a few feet from the dummy plates nnd It Is thought these connect with a steel rod. Whether the dummy plates were solid ones and connected with a steel rod or simply to correspond with the genuine ones Is not known. G. W. Laws , the free silver mcmoer of'the Board of Transportation , was secretary of state at the time the work was done. He eald this I afternoon he was under the Impression that the state had paid for only one rod , the amount being $750 , Yr. . i..Orwnil Army Reunion. ' PL'AINVIE-W ! NetJ.-'July 14. ( Special Tel egram. ) Today witnessed the largest crowd ever seen 1n Plalnvlew at the Grand Army of ( ho Republic reunion. It waa estimated that'20,000 people were here. Camp Funston grounds and the town were full of people nnd carriages. The principal features were as follows : At 10"a. . mr , Woman's ' Relict corps , pa triotic meeting with addresses by prominent speakers ; 2:30 : p. m. , address by Mrs. Mary R. Morgan , department treasurer of the Woman's Relict corps ; 3:30 : p. m. , base ball , Pierce against Plalnvlew , score 8 to 16 In favor of Pierce ; 8 p. m. , camp fires , ad dresses by Hon. John R. Robinson and others. The music for all meetings of this day was furnished by the BloomflcTd orchestra and \ocallsts , GnmlilliiK Pnrnnliernnlln ninnnnenrii. GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , July 14. ( Spe cial. ) Two roulette wheels and tables have been stolen from the city authorities. A raid was made early this year on two of the gambling houseo and the wheels were taken In. This occurred under the administration of Mayor Thompson. The wheels were placed In charge of the Janitor of the city ban. Recently , owing to an enlargement of the council chamber , the furniture , which waste to be used as evidence In several cases pend ing In the district court , was stored on the third floor of the city hall building , In the gallery. Both wheels and tables are now missing and their disappearance Is perhaps not looked upon so much as a mystery as It Is viewed as a Joke , The abduction took place a few days before the Fourth. Harvey lu York County. YORK , Neb. , July 14. ( Special. ) Owing to the general prosperity of York county farmers , the Increase In buslnres of nearly c\ery business man , the court room , one of the small balls In the city , was only half filled to- hear "Coin" Harvey make his reg ular appeal for ell\cr dollars to take with him or be cent to the finance committee , ot which ho lo a member. Committees were se lected to organize meetings In each school district to ( solicit funds. Farmers of this county are too busy harvesting one of the largest crops In the history of York county to bother themselves with politics. .Sn en ( ' . , II , .t Q. for COLUMBUS , Neb. , July 14. ( Special. ) Mary Pfelfer , as administratrix of the estate - tate of Anton Pfelfer , has brought suit In the district court here against the Chicago , Butllngton & Qttlncy Railroad company to recover $1,999. On the evening of the 27th of last July her husband was Instantly killed while crossing the defendant's track just east of town. The coroner's Jury at tbo tlmn exonerated the railway company from any blame or negligence and it has refused to make any "Kind " of a settlement with the widow. Iliinnvrii > * Arreilril , GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , July 14 , ( Spe cial. ) Chief of Police Partridge ar rested throa runaway boys , who finally gave their names a Frank Dodeon , 242. Burkett street ; Frank Blombelg , 2516 North Twenty-fifth etreot. and John Harrlgan , 1314 Corby street , Omaha. The police department of Omaha has been notified to ascertain It the lads ore musing. Trump ) on ( lie Itoud to Onmlin. PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , July 14. ( Spe cial. ) The police arrested nnd locked up three tramps laU night , Thl morning In police court they told the judge they wanted to BOO the- Greater America Exposition , about -which they had recently heard so much. They started for Omaha thla morn- Ing. Ileoeiitlon nnd Ilnuqurt for bnlillern. PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , July 14. ( Special. ) At a public meeting of the citizens In Watterman'a hall last evening , called by Mayor F. M , Rlchey , for the purpose of discussing tbe advisability of entertaining the First , Nebraska regiment upon Its re turn , It vns decided to await the rri\al of the boys who went from this county and then gl\e them a grand reception and ban quet. Womnii struck liy U OSCEOLA , Neb. , July 14. ( Special ) Dttr- Ing a thunderstorm Wednesday evening Mrs. Henry Burns was otruck by lightning -on the shoulder. Her body was searched down to the feet , but her clothing , which was wet , was not burned. Her Injuries are quite ser ious nnd ohc was unconscious for smcral hours , but the doctor sajs she will soon be all right again. ( ioiul Ilnln nt llenUelinnii. BENKRLMAN , Neb. July 14. ( Special Telegram. ) A good soaking rain began fallIng - Ing hero two hours ago and still continues with no prospect of abating. The corn Is In a thrifty condition nnd with this rain an abundant crop Is almost assured. Small grain has been greatly damaged by grass hoppers and the recent dry weather. Killed li > 1 , lull In Inn. ST. PAUL , Neb. . July 14. ( Special ) Dur ing the thunderstorm last night Andrew An derson , a young man In the employ of John Charlca , two miles north of Nystcd , whrto engaged In loading a load ot hogs In the > ard , was struck by lightning and Instantly killed. I.oilKe of Illnlr Picnic * . BLAIR , Xcb. , July H. ( Special. ) The Mystic lodge of this city , one of the most prominent lodges here , held a picnic In the park at Calhoun today. They left the clty about S.30 o'clock this morning with -well- filled baskets and Ice cream freezers. Teneher Chonen. 'WYi.MORK ' , Neb. , July 14. ( Special. ) At a meeting cf the school board Miss Bathla Pfrle was chosen to fill the vacancy which existed In the corps of teachers. Thla completes the selection of teachers for next jcar. Fine Itnlii nt Crelcliton. CREIOHTON , Neb. , July 14. ( Special. ) There was another excellent rainfall here yesterday , Insuring an excellent crop of small grain and adds rapidity to the growth of corn. DEATH RECORD. I.lonlrnniit Colour ! Smltli , t' . S. A. ST. LOUIS , July II. Lieutenant Colonel Smith. In charge of the United States Quartermaster's department here , died at his homo late last night. Except for his housekeeper , nobody else was In the house , his wife being absent in Arizona visiting a mairlcd daughter. Yesterday Colonel Smith complained of stomach trouble , but he was apparently not seriously HI. Mrs. Smith not long ago accompanied her second daughter to the Philippines , where the latter was wedded to an army ofllcer In acthe sen Ice Returning , Mrs. Smith btopped cnrouto to visit a daughter In Arizona. Besides the widow and these two daughters Colonel Smith leaves three sons. Colonel Smith , who was born In New York , entered the service at the outbieak of the civil war ns first sergeant of Com pany D , Fifth California Infantry. At the close of the war ho entered the regular service as , second lieutenant of the Ninth Infantry. Soon after he was transferred to the Quartermaster's depaitmcnt , advanc ing to his present rank. Colonel Smith has been stationed here tor several > ears , dur ing which time he handled millions of dollars. rioncor o' OUIaliomn. EL RENO , O. T. , July 14. Major John A. Foreman , founder of El Reno and one of the pioneers of Oklahoma and Indian Territory , died here today. In 1861 he enlisted at Lawrence , Kan. , as a captain and was after wards made major. He engaged in many battles and.was wounded a number ot times. In 1864 he was commander of Fort Gibson , I , T , , and gained quite a reputation as an Indian fighter. At the opening of Oklahoma proper In 1889 he secured the land upon which El Reno is built. Co ii Hiil rt 'Mexican Pout. ANNISTON , Ala. , July 11. Colonel A. n. Jones , of this city , United States consul to Tuxpan , Mex. , died at Tuxpan this morn- Ing. The- nature of his Illness Is not known. The body cannot be shipped home. Colonel Jones was born In Wales In 1845. Ho moved to Philadelphia when 2 years of age , and afterward to Alabama. Ho was appointed consul to Tuxpan by President JIcKlnley In October , 1897. Mm. Toiirnot Urneulcr. SIOUX CITY , July 14. 'Mrs. Tournot Bru- guier , a pioneer woman of the northwest , and who was known along the Missouri from St. Louis to Montana , Is dead , aged 73 years. She was the third wife of Theo- phllo Gruguler , one of Sioux City's first set tlers. FIRE RECORD. General HiiNHcll Knrnliniii Lord , NEW YORK. July 14. Brigadier General Russell Farnham Lord , whose half-sUtor Is the wife of cx-Prcsldent Benjamin Haul- ion , Is dead at his homo In this city , aged 61 years. Ho was 'brigadier ' general of Pennsylvania volunteers during the civil war and served as an organizer of regi ments. Then ho went west nnd engaged in mining engineering. In 1886 ho became chief engineer of tbo government of Salva dor. Afterward he had charge of the de velopment of valuable mines In Ecuador. TCI Pimo SiucItlnK Plant Ilnmed , EL PASO , Tex. , July 14. Fire broke out at 12-30 a. TO. in the sampling works of the Kansas City Sraeltlne and Refining com pany , throe miles above this city. The building and the machinery In It , valued at $25,000 , were destroyed. Had there been a wind the loss might have reached several hundred thousand dollars. The El Paso fire department was asked for help and an en gine nnd hose cart were promptly sent to tbe smelter by special train. It Is prob able the smelting plant will suspend work for a few days. " \Vliltiicy'w nnco IIor.cn. NEW YORK , July 14 , The fire on the William C. Whitney estate at Wcstbury , L. L , last night did not destroy tbo country house , ns was first reported , but burned ono of the largest barns. The total loea Is esti mated at from $60,000 to $70,000 , much of thla sura being represented by some twenty fine hordes , Including several of Mr. Whit ney's racers , which nere burned , The Union Veteran. ' Itppulilloiiit Chili. The Union Veterans' Republican club will have an adjourned meeting Saturday evenIng - Ing , July IB , Full attendance required. Time , S p. m , at Continental block , Overruled Motion for Hehearlmr , JEFFERSON CITY , Mo , , July II. The supreme court In bnnc today overruled a motion for rehearing in tbe cases of the seventy-three foreign fire insurance com panies against -which a writ of ouMcr was Issued by thla couit for violation of the anti-trust law , Attorneys Given Campbell and Jamefi R , Waddlll for the companies then filed a motion for modification of the judgment to allow the companies to do busi ness "uoan such iterms as the court may deem jttbt and proper in the premises. " The court took a recess to consider the motion. Slntc nnd City O clnl. Play Hull , MILWAUKEE , July 14. A novel game of base ball win be played In Milwaukee July 29 , the proceeds ot which will go to the victims of the New Richmond tornado. The players will be made up of state offi cers at Wisconsin's capital and officials con nected with the administration of this city. Governor Schofleld nnd Mayor Rceo will be the opposing pitchers in the opening Innings , Ex-Governor George W. Peck will umpire tbe game. H is expected tbo gate re ceipts will amount to te\craf thousand dot- Ian. LOUBET l ETS AN OVATION Paris Outdoes Itself In the Brilliant Cele bration of Bastllf Day , BUT FEW SEDftOUS CHEERS ARE HEARD Patriotic. LrnRiiern Srntlcrcil liy the Police Prenlilriit Ilrniln Ornnil .Mllltarj Pnrnilc In n 1'onr- Ilorhr CnrrlnRC. PARIS , July 11. Magnificent weather to day fa\ored the national flay. The public and many private buildings were decorated \\lth nags. Mm. Deroulcdd and Marcel Habcrt nnd several hundred members of the Patriotic league marched to the Place do la Concorde and deposited a. wreath at the foot of the Strnsbilrg statue , amid erics ot "Vivo I'Armee , " "Vive Doroulcdc. " M. Ucroulcdc , In turn , shouted "Vivo la UepubHquo Frftncnlsc , " "Vive la Nation rrnncalsc , " "Vivo I'Alsacc.Lorralnc. " He then requested the leaguers' to disperse. Some of them at tempted to continue the dsmonsttntlon , but the police scattered them. Dispatches from varloils garrisons , Including Kcnnes , report that the reviews were carried out without Incident. The troops were acclaimed with the usual shouts ot "Vive I'Armce , " "Vive la neptibllque. " Enormous crowds Wended their way to ward Longchamps from early morning to witness the military review. Stringent precautions - cautions were taken for the preservation of order. The cabinet ministers began to ar rive at 3 o'clock. The president of the Chamber of Deputies , M. Dcschanel , and the officials of the bouse were welcomed with shouts of "Vive la republlqucl" mid "Vive 1'armec ! " but there were Isolated cries of a seditious character which led to some ar- tcsts nctir the Canefour dcs Cascades. President Loubet left the Rlysee palace at 2:30 : p. in. In n. carriage drawn by four horses. He was accompanied by the min ister of war. General the Maiquls ot Galll- fct , and General Ballloud. In a tccond car riage were the premier , M. Waldcck-Ilous- scau , and other * , . froml C'lioeri President. Along the entire route the president was greeted with ciles of "Vl\o Loubet ! " and "Vive la Republlque ! " When ho arrived at Long champs the shouts weie redoubled. After receiving the congratulations of the oftlclals the president turned towards the crowds and bowed repeatedly. General Kcrmartln handed over the com mand o the troops to General Brugcre , the military governor of Paris , and the re view began foithwlth. General Brugere galloped along the front of the line and the distribution of decorations followed. Then the general took up a position In front of the presidential stand and the march past oc curred. As each regiment passed the presi dential stand Its Hag was dipped and the president lose and saluted the colors. Each time he was greeted with cheering for the ai my. Suddenly a roar of applause ascended from the distant masses of spectatois and In creased In volume as Major Marchand , the African explorer and principal figure on the French side in the Pashoda Incident , mounted on a superb black charger and surrounded by the Soudanese soldiers who had accompanied him across the African continent , appeared In view , and amidst In creasing 'excitement denied In front of the president. The air rang with deafening cries of "Vive Marchand ! " and "Vive I'Armee ! " and hafs were thrown upwards on all sides. As President Loubet arose the cheers were redoubled and continued until the little band of Soudanese disappeared In the distance. " ' ' 3 2 The review wafi concluded nt-4:20 : p. m. President Loubot ro-entered the Elysee palace at 4:50 p. m. , greeted with loud ap plause. After the review President Loubet wrote a letter to the minister of war congratulat ing him on the success of the military dis play and adding that It had been demon strated that the training , bearing and dis cipline of the army left nothing to be de sired and remarking that the hearty cheers of the people testified to France's confidence in its national defenders. The letter specially referred to the splen did appearance of the new artillery , the organization of which had cost so much money and labor. LION COWERS BEFORE BULL of Ilenin from Al > } fiftlnln Hrfnxon to Defend IIIw Title III the Prize nOUBAIX , France , July 14. The much talked of fight between a Spanish bull nnd an Abyssinian lion today proved a fiasco , a/though the seats in the bull ring eold at fabulous prices. Ilie lion , which Is a splen did specimen , refused to fight until the bull gored him in several places. Then ho sprang fiercely on his foe and tore off one of the bull's ears. For a few seconds there was a terrific fight and then the lion retired to a corner , refusing to carry the contest further. The audience , furious at being balked , became - came riotous. WtJLL IX bOUTII AFIIICA. Trillinmil AKreex to Modify Ill-form PropoNnlfi Ilcforc the Hnnd. LONDON , July 14. The Digger News , the Boer organ in London , has received the following dispatch from Johannesburg , dated July 14- A cable dispatch from the British govern ment has been recchcd by the Transvaal government conveying a cordial meeeage of warm approval of the Volksraad's fianchlse proposals. The message also suggests minor altera tions and tenders friendly advice. The Transvaal in replying gratefully ac cepts the suggestions and consideration of the icform bill , now before the Raad , has been deferred In accordance with the British cabinet's advice. As a result of this development the peace treaty has come out triumphant and Lord Salisbury IB acclaimed as the vindicator of tbe moderates. The secretary of state for the colonies , Mr. Joseph Chamberlain , when Questioned re garding the Johannesburg dispatch to the Digger NPWB today , said to a representative of the Associated Press that there waa not a word of truth In it from beginning to cud. By the Invitation of Sir Alfred Mllner , Rear Admiral HowUon nnd the officers of the Chicago occupied Boats on tbe floor ot the Thiono room at the opening of Parlia ment. This Is an unprecedented distinction for foreigners. They were greeted with the greatest enthusiasm , Aisv JOINS OHUAT HIUTAI.N. CrulurrH Will Make DrmoiiNtrntloii nt Oiintcmnla In lieholf of Creditor * . BERLIN , July 14 , A dispatch from Kiel says the German cruiser Gelr baa left Co- rliito , Nicaragua , for Guatemala to join Great Britain in a demonstration In behalf of the foreign creditors of that republic , Tn m n It lit Peru Oliiiiulter. LIMA , Peru , July 14. ( Via Galvfston , ) There was a stormy session of the Chamber of Deputies today caused by tbe declaration of the president of tbo chamber today , Scnor CarlcH Plrola , in stating that he had nom inated several deputies against whose elec tion protests were filed end his refusal to comply with the remonstrances , Jninnlcnii Hrrlproelty Trrntr KINGSTON , Jamaica. July 14. While the returned Jamaican delegates to "Washlngtoa maintain reserve regarding the terms of the reciprocity treaty , during n Interview one of them Inndveitently admitted that cofffe would experience ft material reduction. II not obtain n preferential duty o\er Brazilian coffee. They nil a rce that the tretly will bo highly satisfactory nnd the pro-American public ppntlnunt Is consequently Intensify ing. noMHH I\IMoni'.n is iiutrm.ov\ . INo Onp Injured , lint Aol * I'nitKp ( Jrcnt llveltetiipiil. BARCELONA , July II. Four bombs were exploded In different parts of the city this morning. No serious damage was done , bill the excitement Is Intense. The author of the outrages Is unknown Knrlhiiunke IlntoniliH Mlnrrn , BHRLIN. July 14. A slight earthquake today caused the collapse of a gallcrj In the Rockllnghausen mine , near Herne , West phalia , entombing sl\ty miners. Several have been resetted badly Injured. The fate of the others Is not yet known. The shock destroyed walls and broke windows dews In Hcrno nnd was fell as far ns Mun- stpr. It wan also noticeable nt Lalbnch Austria. Aunlnxt Vnii-rlenii I'rcnli Montn. BERLIN. Julv 14. The Helchsanzelgcr to. dny publishes further decrees Issued by the various federal states against the Importa tion of fresh meats from Belgium to Ger many. AVnr Shlin ( iolnp for PrliH-e'n nrnmlni ODHSSA , July 14. Koar Ironclads and a flotilla of torpedo boats ha\e stirted for Batoum to convey the remains ot the czaro- witch to Scbastopol. GOOD TIMES FOR RAILROADS I.nrjco Number of Mncnrc Itrclnlntcil front rtcorHcrx nuil Hotter AVns ' Arc I'nlil. WASHINGTON , July II The report ol railway statistics for the year 189S , compiled by the Interstate Commerce coinmlfslon and made public today , shows that cloven loads went Into the hands of rccclveis against forty-five taken out , while the mileage of re ceivership roads was reduced by Gll(5 ( miles operated and D.133 miles owned. There i\as a decrease In the capital stock of the roads In the receivers' hands of f221,027,23ft. , The aggregate mileage of railways on June 30 , 1898 , was 247,532 , an Increase of 4,088 miles. The total number of railway corporations in the Untied States was 2,017 The total number of locomotives In the fccrvlco was 36,234 , an Increase of 2IS over the previous year. The total of railway employes was 871,558 , an Increase of 51,082. An Interesting feature is a wage summary compiled from over 90 per cent of the total employes. There was paid In wages $195- 055,618 , an Increase for the year ot $29,154- 037. This sum represents 60.53 per cent of the total operating expenses. The total amount of railway capital out- Btanuing on June 30 , 1898 , not Including cur rent liabilities , wab $10,818,551,031. Of the outstanding stock 66.26 per cent J'lltl no dividends. Of the stock-pa ) Ing dividends G.63 per cent paid from 1 to 4 per cent. There was 4.54 per cent nf the dividend- paying stock that paid from 7 to 8 per cent. The dividends paid were $96,152,889 , being an average of 5.29 per cent on all stock on which a dividend was declared. The total number of passsngeis carried was 501,066,681 , an. Increase of 11,621,438. The total number of tons of freight carried per tnlle of line was 617,810 , which was greater by 98,731 from the previous year. The gross earnings of the whole mileage was $1,247,325,621 , an Increase ot $125,235,848. The total number bf casualties for the year was 47,741. The aggregate killed was 6,859 and Injured 40,882. Of railway employes 950 were killed and 31,761 Injured. The r > ; . -en- gers killed were 2.21 and Injured ,2J45. The tbr I" nN or of'persdns-'killed1 other than pasbcngers and employes was 3,680 and In1 Jured 6,176. This Includes those classed as trespassers , tramps and the like. One pas senger was killed for every 2,670,270 carried and one Injured for every 170,141. One out of every 447 employes was killed and one out of every twenty-eight Injured. hT ATI'S oii" OHI'UTY MAIISllAl.S. Comptroller TVI1I > ot Itrconxldcr nxcmptlou from CH11 her lets WASHINGTON , July 14. Mr. Tracewcll. the comptroller of the treasury , has re turned , to the city after three weeks' ab sence In the west. He said today that he had not read the letter of the civil service commissioner to the secretary of the treas ury , asking that he request comptroller to review his decision of April 1 , last , upon the subject of the appointment and pay of deputy United States marshal's. Although he had seen numerous extracts from the commission's letter , as printed In the news papers , and the comments thereon , he was not prepared to make any statement as to his probable action , except that he undoubt edly would make a icply thereto. He was somewhat surprised , he said , al though he made the statement In no spirit of criticism , that the commissioner did not select a live issue. The president had''se't- ' tled 'the ' matter completely by taking out of the classified service deputy field mar shals nnd there the controversy might prop erly end. He was frank to say , however , that so far he had seen nothing to change the views expressed in. the decision of April 1. Ho had no doubts of tuo correctness of the views therein expressed and he even might have gone much further than he did , iJIe said it had been settled by the courts in repeated instances and In the United States supreme court that the deputy United States marshals were not "federal officers" within the meaning of the law and consequently quently the act of one of the former presi dents in praclug them within the classified service was clearly Illegal. He had no doubt whatever on this point and In all probability In his answer to the commissioner's recent letter he would treat the subject from that point of view , The comptroller said that he had heard that some member of the Civil Service Reform league had crltlclHCd Sec retary Gage In connection with the presi dent's recent order exempting marshals nnd certain other positions from the classified service. 'These gentlemen , " he said , "apparently do not recognise their best friends , for Sec retary Gage Is and always has been a staunch friend and supporter of the civil service reform principle. T Have watched his course carefully duilng the last two years and more and I have never known of a single Instance- where ho has made the least exception on account of tbo politics of a man ho wanted for the service and I venture the assertion that he has never made an appointment or approved of a promotion that waa not , In his judgment , for the good of the service. Republicans and democrats have been treated , to my certain knowledge , with exact Impartiality and It Is a mistake for any one to attack his course In the name of civil service reform. " Immediately on Its receipt Secretary Gage sent to 'the comptroller's office the commis sion's letter asking for a review of the comp troller's decision , but this was done only as an act of courtesy , as the secretary has no authority whatever over the comptroller , whose decisions arc final , so far as tbo secretary - rotary Is concerned , ho having no power under the law cither to reverse or modify them In the least particular. Mlllliiry 'A WASHINGTON , July 14. Webb C. Hayes das been appointed ! lieutenant colonel of the Thirty-first Infantry volunteers. Ho tvau major of the First Ohio and saw service In Cuba and Porto Rico. Oklulioinii Cciinii * Super * l ir. WASHINGTON. July U. George A. Out- celt of Tccumseb , OU. , wds today ap- QN THE MIDWAY. _ * ? * The Cream of the Midway i THE BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE , & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN THE NEW DARKNESS AND DAWN ; OR , Heaven and Hell , 4 > fTHE OLD PLANTATION ! The Exposition Fun Factory. HOBSOSti Sinking the Aicrrimac. ] THE MOORISH PALACE -AMD- GREAT PASSION PLAY. , The llnttlc of Manila. VJforliTs gongress of geauly Forty Beautiful Women from all Parts of thft World. , The Feature of the Entire Midway , ' | WK3T MIDWAY and a WEST MIDWAY Admission lOc , - > > West Midway. Admission lOc. IN THE -AND- CREEIC MYSTERY. East Midway. Admission inc. fT E The CIAMT . .SEC. . SEE-SAW. Flnost Panoramic View oi to SAW the Entire Ground Exposition ? . 4. . WOItl.D'b KAMCU Hagenback's ' Trained Animal Show The leading feature of the exposition. The largest aggregation of Birds , Beasts and reptiles ever presented to the Amer ican public , Including the startling nnd daring peiformnnces of the leading ani mal exports of the world. < ti < $ > THE WORLD'S GREATEST PALMIST Dr , Gar ! Louis Perin Down Town Hours from 9 to 12 a. m. , only at the MURRAY HOTEL Parlor Plooi. In the afternoon and evening. At the Exposition Temple of Palmistry Kiom 1 to 10 p. m. Fees for Reading $1.00 and up. pointed census tuporvlhor for the district of Oklahoma. YELLOW FEVER DYING OUT Strict ( liinrnntlne ItoKUlntloiiH In Ciilin. Present Spread of the Scourge. SANTIAGO , Do Cuba , July 11. The strict enforcement of General Wood's quar antine nnd banltnry order seems to bo ic- prefeslng the jcllow fever outbreak. Ono death nnd three new cases were officially reported today , but theio have been no new cases among the United States tioops. Many American and Jnmulcnn vagrants have been arrested and taken to the detention camp. Dr. Cbllds , an American phydlclan , was nirested , subjected to the fumigating pioccsa and locked up for concealing a case of the fever at his own residence. This patient , an English omploo of the North American Trust company , died today. The troops at Songo and squad quarters nt Crlsto nro com fortable and generally In good health. Th weather Is rxtremcly hot and dry , but the city Is In good sanitary condition , I , 111 * ! ) Dispute In Ila\aan. HAVANA , July 14. The city market con cession of Sanctl Splrltus , province of Santa Clara , extending over a period of twenty years , has been revoked by the municipal beard on the giound that It Is a Spanish grant and prejudicial to the IntcrcstH of Ihe city. The chll Boveinor , however , has ordered a Miapcnslon of tbe execution of the decision of the municipal board , which al lows a continuance of the concession. This led to a lively dispute. It tr.insplrcH that the order to suspend the municipal decision came from General Wilson , governor of the consolidated departments of Matanzas and Santa Clara , and the mayor and other mu nicipal autoritlcs are Indignant , They con- elder that they have been unwarrantably in terfered with and announce they will reIn - In a body unless tbo decision is altered. Simla I'V llonil Tin ex AilJiiNleil , LOS ANGELES , Car. , July H. The raept- ug of representatives of vailous counties in Ari/.ona. and rcpiescntatlvcs of the Kanta Fe oad to adjust taxation of the railway has > een concluded An agreement , binding for Ivo > ears , has been signed , the company agreeing to pay taxes to the several coun ties through which Its road runt , at the rate ot valuation of $2COO per mile. .Senrlel I'e\er Seare Snlmlilex , WEST POINT. N. Y , July 14. Today Lieutenant Samuel Hazzard , adjutant of the lost , announced that the supposed cases of scai let fever nt Weal Point are nothing more than a mild type of scarlctlna , that there are only eleven caves and not the east danger Is apprehended of tbe disease spreading. The hops and concerts have been resumed. THE. . . . The Art Feature ( if the West Mklwny Son't At tllc Carnival 3ll Tin' OHiitnpinn lilHI ! brldco , " "p _ _ IJunipnr will iu-r for in the thrll- 0 eGG I "in ' ' ' ! of dhlnit train A tower W trot hlch on the > Vct Miilwtiy. THE NEW. . . Only Oriental Shuw on .Midway. lllflo the \ aniol 8uo tlio I > y | > t Danrlng Girls GRIFFITH'S ' for round trips IflB aoa HOP Hoinb.irdinrtit of RAILWAY Minllh liiOtc.il Tumid 0WI3NT MIDWVY. The Content niul Moit Ainnnlni ; Plncc oil t\\f \ ix | ) ROME MILLEirs Philippine Restaurant With his usual excellent service. o\ Tin : AVKST JIIUWAY. < * > Society's Resort The eiluc.itlonal featuic * of the Midway depleting life In Cuba and the Island ot Porto Rico. See ( he Great Sea Fight liy Ail in Ira I Ooi\ - > . The grandest spectacular display ever preicnt' ' d to thi- public KHin T. CIMMINS ll r. Telephone1 2030 Exposition Grounds for reset sect peats and boxes. < J > Question Why is SCHL1TZ PA VILION croudcd all the timcf Ansuer Ikcausc iieincruiurst and potato salad tdlfctr I5c. . .Schlitz Pavilion. . miTZ MrKLLKR. Prop. AMI THE W. W. COL13 , - - - Lcbsco nnd Manager , Vaudeville's Greatest Society Achievement The Original rnic viai \nih ur VHTIJTTI : . Flist npjie.ii.incp on nny vaudeville stage. First uppc.irnnce on any vaudeville stase , Gazelle nnd Veinon , coni'dy liorlzoiit.il bar exponents. The California IPUJH , JlelmonB and Doherty. danciiiB eccentrics , late od Ulce'.H U'.i2 Co Jcsephlne Hervcy , Aniei- lea's srentest liidy slid" trombone soloist. PlcUert Children , l.lllln and Urac-o and Haby H'mifliP ' , the youiiBcst dancer on the Amei- Ifun stiiRe. Curl Cliarles , the Itlnit of nil oiiuillbrists. Ilnrrlb nnd Walls , world'i Sieatobt life motion pictures and Illustrated ponff ! ' The Trocadoio Challenge Orrhostra. nefipshments. Matinee" ) , Thursdny , Sntur- tli.j nnd Sunday Prices , 25c , 35c and 60c , l'"reo caiden conceits after each prform- ance. ) . BOYJD S'mS0 TODVk , iitilO. TONKJHT , WOODWARD STOCK CO , . .THE WBFE. . Bpeclal production. Magnificent cant. All new scenerj' ' Htst company ever seen In , Omaha. Our old prices , of which we ard the orleinutois lOv 'Mc SXe. \ex Wrrk The ( Hrl I Jeft Helilml Mr * Grand Opening Saturday , July 15 New York Building Opii. Horticultural Iliillillnff , .SorlHy ilnncliiK ctcretciiliiB front H to JI.nrue , cool vorundii. Full OrrlicMlrn , AilinlHilon li.'c , AVIII rent for jirltnti * | inrtc , Apply IfJIO Iliirney S ( , BJVER EXCURSION. STIA.MICH ; .IACOII HIOIITM/U. Leaves dally , foot of Douglan Btrcet , at ] ami 8 p. m , Ileiunm nt S and 10 p. m , 2 p. in trip BOOS to Florence ; thlity mln iitea to view water woiks. aii'srr AXI > n.\ > ri\r ! : . I''nre , iinct olillilrcn under lii , lOu. 'I'lione , 10(18. Art Institute IN Drawing , Painting and Decorative Work. . Dospe Auditorium. THE MILLARD 13th and Douglan Sts. . Omaha. AilBIUOAN AND UUUOi'JUAp I'tA - CENThALLY LOCATED , J. 1C , HIAKICJil , A * U.\ . Don't fall lo try I BEEGHSEfi'S PillS vthon muf farina from any bail condition ot the Stomacher or Uv\tr , innrufi nuil 2ft rvnU , u ( drutotnrr * ,