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THE 0MAI7A DAILY REE: WEDNESDAY, FERIirARY 10, lDOt.
T (ylllM T A) Ov 01 OFFICER9 JOHN F. DRYPEN. President. LESLIE D. WARD. L OG A It H. WARD, Vice President, id Vice President. FORREST V. DRY DEN, 11 Vice President. EDWARD KANOt'SE, T. C. E. BLANCH A RD, Treasurer. Supt. of Real Kstate. JACOB E.' WAKD, WILBUR S. JOHNSON, Counsel. . Comptroller. F. C. BLANCHARD, Supervisor Loan Dept. EDWARD GRAY, EDWARD H. HAMILL, Secretary. Medical Director. VALEN.TINE RIKER. Assistant Secretary. LESLIE 1'. WARD, Assitnnt Secretary. ROBERT ' JOHN K. WILLARD I. HAMILTON, Assistant Secretary. FREDERIC FREDERICK H. JOHNSTON, Associate Actuary. HENRY OVERGNE, GEORGE W. MCN8ICK, Supervisor. Supervisor. WM. PERRY WATSON, Assistant Medical Director. FREDERICK L. HOFFMAN. Statistician. GEORGE 1L KIRKPA TRICK, Assistant Actuary. x t -- V.".".. '.' -ar ' -' ..'..'. '.V. M - ' " iV r f Jr AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA BMBSBSSSBBBB Speoifioations Approved for PavlDg and Curbing Bailroad Avenue. IXPECT TO LEX THE CONTRACT MONDAY Vaz Collections t'nnsnally Heavy Darlnsr Janmsvry and Money Is , pa Hand to Pay City 1 alarlea. . Flaps and specifications for the trading, paving and curbing of Railroad avenue were submitted to the city council last night by City Engineer Beal. Mr. Beal sllmates that the paving will amount to 11.672 square yards and the curbing to 12,674 lineal feet. Including the grading, paving and curbing, the total cost of the work will amount to about 176,000. City Clark . Bhrlgley was directed to advertise for bids this work and the advertisement will most likely be Inserted In the official paper Of the city today. Bids will be received by the clerk up to B p. m. Monday, February IS. At the suggestion of Queonan, all bid ders must enclose a certified check for sot less than 10 per cent of the cost of the work bid on. Jt la the Intention of the council to let the bids for this paving as soon as possible a that the work can be completed early In the summer. City Attorney Murdock was directed to Start proceedings to condemn certain prop arty on W street, from Twenty-seventh to Railroad avenue. Bills amounting to 1162.50 for making re pairs to the city Jail and Installing a sr Oman's ward were ordered paid. The city attorney was Instructed to go -head with his suit against the Rock Island Railroad company to recover 1501, which the city spent in maintaining two arc lights at railroad crossings In Albright. Notice was served on the railroad com pany to erect and maintain these lights, but no attention was paid to the notice. The city Installed the lights and will now proceed to collect the money due. A petition was reaj asking the council to pen Thirty-fourth street, from V to St: Clary's cemetery. The streets and alleys committee will consider the petition. Another meeting of the council will be huld on Monday night, when bids for the Railroad avenue paving and hlds for lay ing permanent sidewalks will be opened. Taapayers Lrane Meeting. A meeting of the Taxpayers' league was THE Sun Typewriter Perfect In mechanical action. ; It nan Ulilliulttii eed. It tms an ANTI-1UUUON INKINQ MKCJiANlHM. 1IKAVV MAN I FOLDER. STANDARD in every rwwet but the price, which is Ho. 00. ; Catalogue sent upon request. lJus Karnam Street. 'Phone 234. Tit Books reviewed urn tais nag tea b proenred from as at a ale. BARK ALOW BROS. .... 1612 rsxfum 5t L. Bl'KRAUE, Medical Director. GORE, Actuary. A. HOYLE. Cashier. Paid H. R. held last night and a committee reported on candidates for members of the Board of Education. For the democratic ticket the committee favored Dan Ilannon, W. H. Creasy, John Larkln and Stephen Vail. On the republican side It was suggested that J. C. Knight, C, M. Rich, P. 8. Casey and Martin Tclg Je considered. A. L. Berg qulst, the secretary of the league, was In structed to notify the chairman of the dem ocratic) and republican city central com mittees. Humane Society Committee Meets. A meeting of the committee appointed last Thursday to arrange for the organiza tion of a humane society In South Omaha met at the parlors of the South Omaba club yesterday afternoon. No effort was made to nominate officers for a permanent organisation, the time of the committee be ing taken up In considering a constitution and by-laws. Another meeting of the com mittee on organization will be held at the club rooms on next Monday afternoon, when It is expected that the plans for a permanent organization will be perfected and officers nominated. Tax Collections Heavy. During the month of January City Treas urer Howe collected 137,216 In taxes. This Is a record-breaker for January and goes to show that the people of South Omaha are In prosperous circumstances: By taking In this large amount of money Treasurer Howe said last night that he now had enough cash on hand to pay February sal aries, claims, etc.. without Issuing war rants. By doing this the city will be saved quite a sum In Interest that Is drawn when warrants are Issued. It will also do away with the Issuing of the warrant call In March or April. All the lee Needed. Packers and others Interested In the an nual harvest of Ice say that more Ice has been put up this winter than In a number of years past. All of the Ice houses are full to overflowing and Ice at all of the lakes Is now stacked on the ground. "It is hard to make an estimate of the crop," said a well known Ice man last night. "All of the companies have Ice to spare Just now. We expect a big demand from the south this summer and it may be that an other crop for Immediate shipment south may be harvested yet. However, we do not Intend to cut any more ice this year." So plentiful has been the crop that even the old Hammond Ice house at Cut-Off lake is filled. As for prices this summer the local . dealers say 'that nothing has been done toward making rates to domestic con sumers, but.lt is predicted that the prices a ill remain the same as last year. steel Trasses Arrive. Ten cars of steel for the new O street viaduct arrived In the railroad yards here yesterduy. A portion of this steel comes from the Mg I'nion Pacific bridge at Amer ican Falls. Idaho. This steel has been worked over at the Union Pacific shops and is ready to be set on the new bridge just as soon as the weather will permit. Yes terday's weather put a stop to work on the west end abutment, but the pile driver kept pushing away. I'nion Paclfla engineers, who are in charge of the construction work, appear to be In a hurry to get the bridge underway In order that it may be opened to traffic as soon as possible. Magic City Gossip. Mylcs I'-. Walsh is confined to bis home with a severe cold. Superior lodge No. 190, Degree of Honor will meet on Wednesday evening at Work men temple. Following the business ses sion there will be a social In the upper hall. Rork Springs coaL Bergqulst. Tel. (2. A son has been horn to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cummins, 2801 T street. Frits Sandwnll is in Des Mntnee spending a roti!c of days with relatives. Tliomus Falley of Chicago, Is here for a few days, the guest of his father, Michael F alley. ALUs tts, Eula-M a&d Mrs. .Wlnw f LIFE INSURANCE ISSUED AND PAID FOR, during 1903, 5 including Ordinary Insurance ($102,822,640), over ASSETS, end of 1903, over - - - - - - . - INCOME, during 1903, over PAID POLICYHOLDERS, during 1903, over - - - - SURPLUS, end of 1903, over NUMBER OF POLICIES IN FORCE (5,447,307), over ' - -INCREASE IN PAID-FOR INSURANCE IN FORCE, over MAKING THE GRAND TOTAL OF - f or Insurance in Force over 931 MILLIONS Total Payments to Policyholders in Twetity-eight Years, over 79 Millions r HOME OFFICE BUILDINGS THE LIFE INSURANCE SUCCESS IMF GOULD, Oen. Agent, , 442 Bee Building, Chicago are In the city the guests of Mrs P. J.- Martin. Joe Mallander is spending about $2,000 In Improving his mill at Sarpy Mills, lie Is putting in another set of rollers and is enlarging the mill. This afternoon the Ladles auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian association will give a tea at the home of Mrs. VanDusen, Twenty-fifth and D street. WHEN TRAIN HIT DENVER Famons Hostler Captures the Town and Makes the Men, Do Something. Denver had no railroad In 1867. The peo ple were talking about It Some said that a railroad would kill the town. William N. Byers, the' most respected editor in Den ver, sovnded the alarm against the danger ous railway fever. He pointed out that his town, Massllion, O., was prosperous until It persisted In getting on a railway line and the people gadded off elsewhere to buy goods About this time a Toung Men's associa tion was formed. It was not called the Toung Men's Christian association because some Jewish gentlemen were taken In as members. And it happened that the asso ciation needed some money. And, one day. President B. F. Woodward of the associa tion said to Secretary Henry C. Leach: "George Francis Train Is at Cheyenne. Let's get him to lecture and raise that money." Train was then one of the extraordinary International characters of the world. He glittered before the public eye In his tre mendous role of building the Union Pacific railway. Train was one of the most mag nificent and fascinating adventurers that eyer lived. Many regarded him dubiously because of his connection with the Credit Moblller that burst Into a world scandal, as poor Da Lesseps' brilliant Panama bub ble, In after years, broke Into the slime of evil. Anyway, Trsln came to Denver and the rwhole town fell in love with him. He talked like an angel. He waa a beautiful man. big. glowing, magnetic, a sublime egotist and magnificent in eye and voice and shoulders and generosity. So enthusiastic was his reception the first night that he told the throng that feasted ravenously on his stories of travel and ad venture. "I will talk to you again tomor row night. If you want me!" Did they want him? The town could not let this god go. The very reception committee at the Planters' hotel forgot time and food and business listening to that mighty man. And the next night he thrilled the people at the Denver theater rnd electrified them at the close by saying that he wanted to talk to the men of Denver st 10 o'clock In the morning on very vital Business. "Get a hall and bring a blackboard!" he told them. Accordlnglv a group of the "leading citi zens" met Train the next morning at 10 o'clock at Cole's hall on T,rlr"r street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets. Train took piece of rhaty unit rfrew ranldly and boldly on the blackboard. With a few hold strokes and s few fiery words the hero of his time showed the group that the grand opportunity of Denver was to build s rallwav fn Cheyenne to connect w'th the Union Pacific. Tht turned Denver's rallwav thouchta t action. AH onnosltlon was crushed. The hoosters ruled te town. Arsrshoe pountv voted honds and everv man who had any mnnev sd to bnv stock or become a per son disliked bv the town. Thus wss bom and built the Denver Ps elfle railway, the first Iron track In Colo--dn and somewhere In the world are the -,M-'Mnd nihirtl einTrl rrtr wd Srrwvh th lne pnpmee r. ntA f TrMn a token of Its thanks to a man who talked like sn sngel and Tsfused a cent In pay-Denvwr Post A Ill 'ml 'i-MUt-' INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA BRANCH OFFICES IN IRVIN E. FREDERICK, Supt, . J AS. E. TORBITT, Ass't Supt., 210-11 N. T. Life Building, . .Room 203 Sapp Block, Broadway 17th and Farnam Bts, Omaha, Neb. and Scott St., Council Bluff, la. CIVIC IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE SBBsssaasBBBBBai New Body Formally Organized at Meeting Held Last Night. JUDGE SLABAUGH (OR ITS PRESIDENT Constitution and Bylaws Adopted and Officers Elected Amid Much En thusiasm and Expressions of Determination. The adjourned meeting of the Clvlo Im provement League of Omaha met Monday at the committee room of the coun cil chamber in the city hall for the pur posa of hearing -the report of the commit tee on constitution and bylaws and for permanent organization. Judge W. W. Slabaugh presided and Miss E. F, McCartney acted as secretary. The committee, through its chairman, submitted the folio Ing report, which is a modification of tl. restitution and bylaws adopted by the Civ m Improvement League of Bt. Louis: The object of the league Is designed to unite the efforts of till citizens who want to make Omaha a better place to live In. Its general purposes are to create a publlo sentiment in favor of better administra tion of publlo affairs without in any way invading the domain of politics; to culti vate a taste lur municipal beauty and. In brief, to work up steadily a sentiment among the people In favor of a new. bright and better Improved city. CONSTITUTION. Article I. This organization shall be called the Civic Improvement League of Omaha, and is designed to unite the efforts of all citizens who want to make Omaha a better place to live in and work in. Article II. Any resident of Omaha shall be eligible to membership upon the pay ment In advance of the annual dues of fl. A majority vote of those present at any regular or duly called meeting of the ex ecutive board shall elert to membership. Honorary members shall be elected in the same manner, but their annual dues shall be 10. Article HI. The general officers shall be a prenldent and nine vice presidents, a sec retary and a treasurer. In the absence of the president he fir tho executive Iward may designate one of the vice presidents to act in his stead. General Committee. Article IV. There shall be a general committee- of fifty member. This committee shall be appointed by the president aa soon as possible after each annual meeting, and said committee shall have general control of the work and purposes of the league and shall meet from, time to time when called together by the president. From the general committee of hfty the presi dent shall select an executive board of seven members, whose duties shall be to carry on the work designated by the gen eral committee, with all the powers of the general committee, upon matters which the said committee has not acted. It shall also be the duty of the executive board to for mulate matters within the scone of the league and report the same, to the general committee. The president shjill be x officio chairman of the general committee and the exeoutlve board, and both president and secretary shall be er officio members of every standing committee. Article V. The president shall appoint the following committees, to consist of five members ench: (1) ways and means, 2 press, publication and public meetings, (3) membership and organization, (4) legisla tion. Article VI. The constitution may be amended by written notice being given five days previous of any meeting called by the executive board for that special pur pose, and upon the vote of two-thirds of the members present, twenty-five consti tuting a quorum. BYLAWS Section 1. The first annual meeting shall he held on the first Monday of March, llkfi. and annually thereafter on the same date. Sec. t. The officers of the league shall be elected by ballot at each annual meeting. The term of office shall be one year, or until successors are elected. Sec. S. In case of vacancy In anv office the same may be filled by the executive board. Sec. 4. All expenses of rarrvlng on the work of the league shall be authorized or approved by the executive board, and all salaries shall be fixed by said board. 6o. i. The bylaws may be amended m 293 72 39 11 lO 5 129 AT NEWARK, N. J. ta OF THE AGE I I I . I i OMAHA AND VIC11V1TV KENNETH P. HALL, Ass't Supt Alva W. Speelman, Ass't Supt., Robert E. Elliott. Ass't Supt. Rooms 401-2 Farmers' & Merchants' Room 3X Metropolitan Bldg., 4th & Rooms 3-5 Murphv Blook 433 Mth Insurance Bldg., Lincoln. Neb. Jackson Sts., Bloux City. iowa. St., SouthOmaha Neb? the same manner pointed out for amend ment to the constitution. The constitution and bylaws were unani mously adopted. The election of officers then followed, with this result: President, W. W. Sla baugh; vice presidents. First ward, E. J. Cornish; Second ward, W. H. Green; Third ward. Rome Miller; Fourth ward, R. B. Howell; Fifth ward, Charles L. Saunders; Sixth ward, C. F. Weller; Seventh ward, Captain II. E. Palmer; Eighth ward. Rev. H. C. Herring; Ninth ward, O. W. Wattles; Secretary, Miss E. F. McCartney; treas urer, L. L. Kountze. The appointment of a general committee was left for a special meeting of the league, which Is called for the Commercial club- rooms at noon, February 15, 1904. Last evening's meeting was full of en thusiasm and short talks on the subject of civic Improvement were- made by E. A. Benson, A. A. Buchanan, Charles E. Wil liamson, Judge Slabaugh,. Miss McCartney and others. , FLYING MACHINE THAT FLIES The Brothers Wrljrht Succeed Where Lang-ley Failed in Driving; Airship that Is Not a Balloon. To sail three miles .'through the air at a speed of eight miles an hour against a breeze blowing twenty-one miles an hour Is the most notable achievement In flying machine experiments. Three years ago two brothers named Wright of Dayton, O., went down among the sandhills of the North Carolina coast. They were expert mechanics and brought their own tools and machinery. ..They had studied the ex periments of flying machine Inventors here and abroad. They were going to put their study and ingenuity to practical use. They tried the "multiplying wing" machine with its large number of sails. Then they turned to the gliding machine Invented by Octave Chanut and modified It to their purpose. Their first mactilne carried one of them 360 feet, and after another year a new apparatus sailed an eight of a mile. Last year they made changes and added a gasoline engine and propellers, with the final successful test late In December as a result. The machine. In which the operator lies at full length. Is In some ways like a box kite with a rudder instead of a tall. The framework is covered with cloth at top and bottom. It la buoyant enough of Itself to float Its own weight and that of one man. During their three years of experi ments the brothers had added considerable to their knowledge of air currents and of the resistance of canvas. Keeping these things In view, they ' designed and built their propelling apparatus. One propeller. revolving horizontally. Is placed underneath the center of the machine's body. The other Is like the screw of a steamship. whirling vertically at the rear. The gaso line engine, with four-Inch pistons and slx-teen-brake horsepower, operates at will either or both of the propellers. The one beneath helpu to hold up the machine; the one at the rear drives It In the direction toward which the operator points It Collier's Weekly. Perfect Comuadeuce in Chamberlain's Cough Itemed?. Where there used, to be a feeling of un easiness and worry In the household when a child showed symptoms of croup, there Is now perfect confidence. This la owing to the uniform success . of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy In the treatment of that disease. Mra M. L Basford of Poolesvllle, Md., In speaking of her experience In the use of that remedy says: "I have a world of confidence In Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for I have used It with perfect success. My child Garland Is subject to severe attacks of croup and It always gives him prompt reUeC millions MILLIONS MILLIONS MILLIONS MILLIONS MILLIONS MILLIONS Total AGENTS WANTED AT THE PLAYHOUSES. "The Fatal Wedding" nt the Kruit. When Theodore Kremer can't think of anything else to do, he writes a play. To be written by htm is as high an honor as the modern melodrama can wish. He Is to the thriller what Plnero is to the problem play, or Fitch to the frivolous society drama, and the name of Kremer Insures a piece that la carpentered thoroughly, no matter what else may be said of It. "The Fatal Wedding" Is one of his real master pieces. It matters not that It is absurd and wildly improbable; it has the "heart Interest," and its incidents flow Into each other with true melodramatic facility, so that its action doesn't Jog or Jolt anybody. The company having It in hand at present Is really better than those usually sent forth to exploit works of this kind, and as a result they almost obscure the dra matlo unworthlness of the piece by their clever presentation of it. The bulk of the work devolves on a little girl, who is two little girls In the cast, and each of them Is worth the while, Cora Qulnten acts the part of Jessie, the little mother in grown-up fashion, and charms everybody with her quaint ways, while "Baby" Zena Kelfe sings and dances and whistles at a rate that la surprising In one so young. She was enthusiastically applauded last night. Scenlcally, the piece Is put on most pretentiously, one feature being worthy or praise. In the last act, which Is staged for a church Interior, the realism is heightened by the Introduction of Gertrude Ilaynes and her pipe organ I and a vested choir of twenty-five good voices. These render a processional, an anthem, an offertory and a recessional, and do It with good effect 1 "The Fatal Wedding" will remain until after Wednesday night, with a matinee on Wednesday. 1 YOUNG MAN OF MUCH ENERGY Lad of Tender Years and Genuine Ambition Calls at Police Station. Arthur Hussie, a young lad hailing from Denver, and who looks about 12 years old, walked into the colics station last ntrht and asked Desk Sergeant Havey If there were any vacancies on the police force, as he wished to be apprenticed to that profes sion. On being informed that he waa tnn big to be a policeman the little fellow asked tor sneit-j- ror the night. His blight, cheery manner soon put him Into the good graces of Havey, to whom he told his story. It appears that his parents had died when he was about 6 years old and since that time he has picked ud a precarious llvlnr In the streets of Denver. Hearing that men were wanted In the United States navy, he came to Omaha o enlist, but was rejected, as he did not fill the requirements. Having no money to return to Denver, he went to the police and asked for a Job. Some of the newspaper men got up a purse for the youngster and sent him to his bed In the matron's department, happy. For your own protection whei a c o f"a Tl" "twit GoE3silpntinz$ Ask for It by Twenty-Eighth Annual Statement, January l( 1904. ASSETS Bonds and Mortgages 113.138,31.49 Heal Estate - ,. 140tU,757.29 R. R. Bonds and 8tocks (Market Value)... M,8C2,30;.50 Municipal Bonds (Market Value).... 8.43S.7JS .00 V. B. Gov. Bcmd (Market Valu) m.XH.OO Cash In Banks and Office 7,610,148.22 Interest and Rents, due and aoomed 4SS.593.45 Loons on Collateral BeourlUes.... 8.761.775.00 Ixan. on Policies....' ..... 1,614,308 Premiums Deferred and In ooures of col lection (net)..... 2,635,009 41 Total t.jaM........,..,....,,,.. $73,732,435.44 LIABILITIES Kcperve on Policies M , $(n,410,!65 00 All other Liabilities........ 1.167.445.S1 SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS..'...,.... 10,134.024.63 $72,712,135.44 TUB BEST Ilf LIFR IJISrBAXCR AT LOW COST poiaciEs ron noTii bkxks amounts to srrr yoih kbisds I P TO 9100,000 CLOVER CONDUCTS OWN CASE Court OYerrulei Motion to DismUg Charges of Assault . ' STATE RESTS AFTER GIVING EVIDENCE Action Grows Out of the shooting Following; Attempt of Colorado National Guard to Disarm . Attorney. ' CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., Feb, .-In th district court today Judge Lewis overruled the motion of ex-Congressman John M. Glover of Missouri for dismissal of tho charges of assault with Intent to murder Sergeants Dlttiemore and Smith of the Colorado National Guard. Glover conducted his own case, having declined the proffers of assistance from fellow members pf the bar of Teller county. Ills argument was . an arralgnme -t . of Governor Peabody and the military for their connection with the str:e of miners In this district, but Judge Lewis, in passing upon the motion, bald that it was not within the province of the court to Judge the right or propriety of tha governor to order out the troops in consequence of the strike and declare martial law. Onoe eta- ' tloned here, he said, the troops had no alternative but to obey orders. The state rested Its case after giving evi dence of the declaration of martial law, the order for registration of arms and the ' resistance of Glover when a detail of militiamen came to his office to secure his weapons, ft was during . this visit that Glover tired upon the soldiers and was him self wounded by them. Heavy Damages for Imitating a Label. In Ihe suit of Saxlehner against Eisner & Mendelson Co. Judge Walace, or the V. S. Circuit Court, recently signed a decree awarding Saxlehner t31.030.3S to gether with t2.3t.E6 costs, which the Eisner & Mendelson Co., must pay to Saxlehner as damages for their use of labels Imitating Saxlehner's label of liunyadl Janos Water on Hungarian Bitter Waters, such , as liunyadl Maty as and others. Good Joke on Wifey, Dear, "My angel," said the husband with a merry twinkle in his eye, "would you like me to read you a lot of your old letters to me?" "Why, dovey, where on earth did you find the foolish things?" asked the fond wife with an air of surprise. i "Oh, I ran across them at an old book shop tills afternoon." "Impossible! I am sure they are all in the attic." "That so?" sarcastically asked the brutal brute. "Look here!" And he held a worn copy of "Every body's Ready Letter Writer and Guide to Polite Correspondence, with Epistolary Forma" Next day he doubled his order for hair tonlo. Judge. buying I I r C V sm,V nr 1 mm mr m w ?3 tha full name. 1 t ( !