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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1894)
THE OMAHA DAILY BRB . SATURDAY , , JUNE 2 , 189-1. .
ROBBED BY THEIR LANDLORD
Monopoly that Pajs Ono Hundred Per Cent
Yearly oil Investment.
MARTIN'S ROLE IN THE DURNT DISTRICT
MoiiHlroiiR Impniltlon Upon llrlplei * Vic
tims of Aiurlto In Connlviiuoj with I.iiz
1'ollco OlllcinU Tlio I'udrono H/ltein
In the Iliirnl District.
It rcrinlrca but Illtlo Investigation to ca-
tnljllnh the fact that the unfortunate women
who Inhabit the territory known as the
"burnt district" are victims of systematic
extortion at the lianda of their landlords ,
It appears that nliic-tcntlm of the rentable
property In this district Is either owned or
controlled by n single man. Consequently
lie has an Iron clad monopoly and Is able
to dlctnto exorbitant rentals without op-
position. According to municipal regula
tion his tcnhnu are not allowed to go out-
sldo of this territory nnd they must pay
whatever he may demand or leave the city
altogether. The greater part of the property
In the burnt district Is controlled by Mr.
M. ! * . Martin. The tenants of nearly , If
not quite , nine-tenths of the buildings In
thl territory that arc occupied as houses
of prostitution pay their rent either directly
to him or to his agents. In a number of
cases the lot on which bis buildings are
located Is owned by other persons , but Is
leased by Mr. Martin for a term of years.
The buildings have been erected by him on
the leased premises and are under bis
The rents paid by the women who have
been unfortunate enough to bccotno a part
of this life beyond the pale ot society are
enormous. There are several cases In which
the yearly rental of the buildings amount
to more than the original cost. The terms
linvo been Invariably cash In advance and
the tenants are required to pay their own
bills for gas , water and Insurance , and keep
the 'property ' In repair. The landladies of
the more pretentious resorts usually deal
with Mr. Martin In person , but ho lias
several agents who collect the rent from tliy
more degraded Inmates of the district.
The nucleus of the colony , of vice , as well
as the resorts most patronized by fashion
able rounders , Is found on Ninth
street between Douglas street and
Capitol avenue. The first forty
feet on the west sldo of Ninth
street north of Douglas Is occupied by a
saloon. From there north to Dodge street
stretches a row of bawdy houses of various
degrees of pretentlon , all of which are di
rectly or Indirectly under the control of
The next forty feet north of the saloon
Is owned by Mattle Martin , M. F. Martin's
wife. The property Is assessed at $1,540.
On this lot Is located a two-
story and basement briclc structure.
The building Is of medium size , scarcely oc
cupying half the lot. It Id one of the old
est buildings on the street and Is said to be
In very poor condition. It rents , however ,
for $175 a month unfurnished , the tenant
paying for oil gas , water , repairs , etc.
ONE YEAR PAYS THE COST.
The next fifty-two feet Is owned by' M. F.
Martin and Is assessed at $4,800. This Is
the "Castle , " which Is the moat pretentious
structure from an architectural standpoint
In the district. It Is comparatively a new
building , and four stories high with a gray
limestone front. Half of It Is now occupied
by a madam , who pays ? 2l)0 ) per month for
the bare walls. Last year the other half
was run In partnership by M. F. Martin
and Miss Mann.
Tlio remaining two lota on the block arc
leased by Mr. Martin , who lia ? erected the
.buildings. The first sixty-six feet Is par
tially occupied by a two-story building with
a stone front , which contains three suites
of apartments. Tlie occupant of the first
pays | 1EO a month. The first floors of the
Tcmalnlnz apartments are rented to a couple
of women for $100 and $70 a month respec
tively. The rent for this building Is col
lected by Nels Selcroe , the contractor , -vvho
erected them , who Is supposed to collect
the rent until It amounts to what Is du him
on his contract. The lot and building are
assessed at $1,400.
On the last sixty-six feet of the block
which Is the southwest corner of Ninth and
Dodge streets , stands u row of one-story
brick flats. There arc half a dozen of them
in all and they are occupied by women of the
most degraded character , who pay $3 a day
each for the use of one of the , flats. Each
flat contains three rooms , one behind another.
The first Is a parlor , about 8x10 In size , which
opens on the street. This Is furnished with
a cheap carpet , n sheet Iron stove and a
couple of pieces of furniture. Dack of this
is n bedroom furnished with a cheap chamber
set , and this opens Into a sort of kitchen that
Is not furnished at all. None of the rooms
are much moro than largo enough to turn
around In nnd the furnishings of each set of
apartments are worth from $30 to $50. These
palatial structures bring In a dally rental of
$18 , or $ K40 a month. This would amount
to over $0,000 per year , or fully twice what
the buildings cost to construct. This corner
lot Avltli the buildings Is ns.sessed at $2,575.
Tjio mansion on the northwest corner of
Ninth and Dodge streets Is owned and occu
pied by-a party who also'claims to hold
the title to the lot. The two lots north of
that are assessed at $3,500 apiece. The first
Is partially covered by a double two-story
brick house , which Is now empty. On the
other lot stand three two-story and basement
wooden flats , which arc occupied. These flats
rent for $375 a month. "
Across the street stand two large brick
establishments occupied. Uoth the lot and
buildings are owned by Mr. Martin , and are
assessed at $2,700. This also Includes the
two-story brick building on the corner , which
was formerly used as a saloon but Is now
occupied by a number ot women who pay
from $3 to $5 per day for apartments. The ,
two largo buildings are constructed at brick
and are three stories high. Tlio one nearest
the corner Is occupied by a woman who pays
a rental of $200 a month. The rent was
formerly $300 , but last July the figures were
pllghtly reduced on a throat by the occupant
to Itavo the house unless a reduction was
made. The adjoining houto Is sadly out
pf repair , and when the present occupant
took control the planter was oft from the
\valls In nearly all of the rooms. Water
pipes had btirsted and caused considerable
damage , but the struuluro- commanded a
fancy prlco just the same. At one tlmo It
rented for $400 a month. Then It was re
duced to $3GO , then to $300 , and later to
. $260. Last July times became so hard that
'the tenant declared that she would leave un
less a further reduction was made , and she
now rents the house for $200. The reduction
vas partially made In consideration of the
fact that she liaa been at an enormous ) ex-
pcnso for repairs , which had become neces
sary through tlio neglect of former occu
pants. Mr , Martin collects the rent from
these houses In person.
The northeast corner of Ninth and Dodge
streets Is occupied by a three-story and base
ment structure which rents to Lottie Lee for
$200 a month. The building la ot wood
throughout and Is constructed In the cheap
est possible manner. Just back of this
building , at 622 Dodge street. Is a building
similar In design , but Inferior In nlze , which
is occupied by a courtesan. It rents ( or
1125 a month , but In this case the water
bills are paid by the landlord. Lot and
buildings are assessed at $3,000. On the
oppposlto corner Is a two-story wooden
building , which Is also rented. Thin rents
at $35 per week , and with a number of
Other buildings Is assessed at $1,000. The
three wooden buildings named are owned
by Mr , Martin , who colllecU the rent.
KENT OF SMALLEU UU1LDINGS.
Two small wooden buildings at 103 and 105
South Ninth street rent for $1 a day each.
The rent Is collected by an old woman who
lives In ono of the apartments. She U sup
posed to bo one ot Mr. Martin's agents.
From 107 to 113 U a row of one-atory brick
flat * ilmllar tohoio across the street. Each
number represents three mnall rooms which
are arranged In a manner ilmllar to those
already described. The celling * are o low
that they can almost be reached from tbe
floor , uid tbe joUU that support the root
l * t tin room . TUMO olio
rent for $3 a day each , and the rent goes
Into Mr. Martin's coder * . The rent Is col
lected by the man who Is known as "Harry. "
All these buildings are Included In the $1,000
assessment on the lot.
There nro seventeen homes of prostitu
tion on the north side of Capitol avenue be
tween Ninth and Tenth. They are occupied
by courtesans ot the most abandoned de
scription. Next to Ninth street are two
pmnll two-story frame buildings which rent
for $5 each a day. A row of one-story frame
shanties occupy the middle of the block.
They contain six apartments which rent for
$2.GO a day each. On the west half of the
block stands a row of one-story brick fiats
which bring $5 a day apiece. The building *
are nil ot chcnp construction , but a mental
calculation develops the fact that the com
bined rental amounts to $70 a day , $2,100 n
month , or $25,200 a year. The property li
only assessed At $5,040. It may be seen
that a handsome Interest Is realized on tin
Investment. Tlio rentals are attended to by
Mrs. Lowla , otherwise known as Mrs. Slo-
brliky , who was formerly the proprietor of
the "Manchester" at Thirteenth street and
For the past few months Martin's tcnanti
havn been unable to pay the exorbitant rents
a month In advance and Martin Is now mak
ing his collections from week to week and
from day to day In advance. He Is living
on the street and Is taking every precaution
not to lose any part of the deadly grip he
has upon the residents of the district.
It would take columns to describe the out
rages and Indignities he has heaped upon the
unfortunate women who have fallen Into his
clutches. ' Martin's rise has been rapid.
He came to Omaha a few years ago without
money. Ho started a little second hand
furniture store , which soon blossomed Into
an Inrtallment house. Talcs Innumerable
were told of the schemes practiced by whlcl ;
the profits of the business were enlarged
Money flowed Into his strong box and he soon
developed Into a promoter of a paying In
dustry In the fuinlshlng of houses for women
of the town. He has worked his opportunl
ties until now ther.e Is hardly a woman o
the town who does not In some way pay
tribute to him. He openly boasts of his
pull With certain olllclals who have a hand in
the regulation of vice In Omaha and Is In a
position to drive any woman out of town who
will not submit to his extortions In the mat
ter of rents and furniture deals.
NG TIII.UMIVIS : : : ruivr.
One of tlio NontvHt mill licit Appointed
Hlion Stores In Oiimlm.
Last Saturday there was opened In this
city one of the most elegant shoo houses
that has been hcen here In many a day. It
was the new store of T. P. Cartwrlght &
Co. , at 1415 Douglas.
They have not spared u cent that would In
nny way have enhanced the beauty of their
store or the value of their stock. They have
completely renovated Schoelply's old stand ,
and have placed therein a most complete
line of extra flne and medium price shoes
for both ladles and gentlemen.
The Imported feather fans which they gave
away on the opening day were something a
little beyond the reach of the ordinary dealer
and were eagerly sought for by all the lady
callers. As souvenir distributors they cer
tainly stand at the head , and If they keep
as good a grade of shoes , which bids fair to
bo the case , they will certainly deserve a
little moro than a share of the business.
Another new feature , n permanent one ,
which will be appreciated by both ladles and
gentlemen. Is the polishing department ,
where a first-class artist of sable hue will
put a shine on your shoes that will be con-
sldcred par excellance as to beauty , but will
preserve the shoes from the many acid prep
arations that are going the rounds just now ,
and arc so Injurious to the shoo leather.
This Is all done free of charge by Messrs.
Cartwrlght & Co. , who win be pleased to
have any lady or gentleman call and see
them , and while looking over the new store
to rest in the shining chair. The fact that
you may have bought your shoes elsewhere
should not prevent you from enyoylng the
pleasure of ono of these shines. They will
not ' "run down" your shoes , nor will they
bore you with Importunities to buy.
Good music , flne boating , Courtland beach.
Ry special request the lecture on the can
ning of fruits will be given by Prof. Bills
this afternoon , 2 p , in. , at Y , M. C. A. hall ,
Instead of the date mentioned on tickets.
Order , OiieUlu Community.
Preserves , fruits nnd vegetables for fall
delivery. Call for price lists. Agents will
call for your orders during the summer.
3oods delivered In November. Morse &
Haner. general agents for' Neb. , Iowa and
Kan EOS , JS06 Dodge street , Omaha. P. O.
box 238. _
Mnngrr , tlio I'rlntcr.
Has opened an ofllco directly across the
street from his old place and has made ar-
ngcmonts to g t h s work oie 'f r hlm.under
lila supervision , until ho can re-open. Don't
; o elsewhere. Good printing cheap. Call at
309 South 13th street. First National bank
building , or 'phone 1150.
The Lake Mioro'H Summer Schedule
Kow In effect makes a number of Important
changes. The New York Limited will leave
Chicago every day ut C:30 : p. m. , reaching
S'ew York , Grand Central depot , 42d street ,
at 6:30 : p. m. next day , making the run In 24
iours. The Chicago and Boston Special will
leave as formerly at 10:30 : a. in. , reaching
ew York at 1:45 : next afternoon , Doston
1:15 : p , m. , making direct connection with all
llverglng New England lines. Train leaving
at 3:10 : p. in. , formerly running through to
York , will run to Toledo only. New
York and Boston Express will leave at S:45 :
> . m. . Instead of 7:45 : , and Now York E.\-
iress will leave at 10:45 : Instead of 11:30 : p.
n. Summer tourist tickets to the many de-
Ightful resorts of the east are now on sale ;
1st showing routes and rates will bo sent
on application. Special low rates will also
)0 ) made for the Christian Endeavor conven-
lon at Cleveland , the meeting of the Na-
.lonal Educational association at Asbury
. 'ark and the G. A. It. reunion at Plttsburg.
'ull particulars on application. U. .P.
Humphrey , T. P. , A. , 727 Main street , Kan
sas City , Mo. ; C. K. Wllber , Western Pas
senger 'Agent , Chicago.
AVIioro .Slimmer Jlrt'cuvH Jllow.
Would you fly If you could .
To a glen In the wood ,
To a spot In the eliado
That nature hath made ;
Itlch with ferns and wild flowem
One of nature's fair bowers ?
What Is life to the soul
If to labor Is all ?
What a' Jov to the heart
When for rest wo depart
To the woods and the dells.
Does your heart cry for rest
In a place that Is blest ,
With no shadow or sorrow
Nor care for the morrow ?
If so , send your address for a ' list of
'Summer Tour a , " published by the Chicago ,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. Geo. H.
"leatlord , general passenger agent , Chicago ,
DESTROYED THE PLANT.
Miingcr'a I'rlntlnt ; lluusn dummied l > y I'lrp
Culuntlitii Clothing ; .Stork Diiinugi'd ,
At 2:45 : yesterday morning fire broke out In
lie ofllce of the Manger Printing company , 318
South Thirteenth street , and for a tlmo it
appeared as though the entire block occu-
iled by this company and the Columbia
Nothing company must go. The flames shot
leavenward from windows In the tecond ,
hlrd , and oven fourth stories. The Interior
appeared to bo gutted before the depart-
ncnt arrived , and the flames had even
reached the telegraph poles , and scorched
The loss to the printing company on stock
will be total , probably Involving $ S,000. In
sured. The logs on the building which Iso
oued by the Northwestern Insurance com-
> any , will reach $2,000.
The flre was conllued to the part occupied
by thg printing company , but smoke and
rater reached the apartment occupied by
ho Columbia Clothing company , and their
oss by smoke and water will bo quite heavy ,
To cover this loss the Columbia Clothing
company had $32,000 Insurance. Tim CUUBO
ot this flre U not exactly known , but that
t was set there can be not tbe slightest
loubt. Chief Qalllgan and Flre Ileporter
leard ald the moment they reached the
dock the Biiu'll ot coal oil was detected and
when they got to the building Itself 11 wan
very strong. Chief Galilean vald , when
asked as to what he thought ot the origin of
be flre , "That flro wan et and I am as
sure ot It as I am that I am olive. "
Qtfcil mimic , flno boating , Cpurlland beacb.
MYDEN BROS ,
Beginning Saturday Morning and to Be
Oodtintied Until Further Notice ,
A REGULAR SCALP RAISING SALE
Vfe I'rqpoio to Offer llitrguliii nil Alone
tlio I.lno ( Jot Vour Ili-iit 1'rlcci
from nny Kind of Snlo
You Mho llcst.
And wo agree to save you money or quit
right lie re.
These are naked foots. Wo simply will
not bo undersold on anything wo handle.
Sto for yourself. Saturday's special sale
on men's , boys' and chlldren'e clothing.
Compare the quality , the make , the flnlmi
and the price.
Look through the millinery department
and take notes. Notice the stock , the
styles and cost.
Look at the ladles' waists Jackets , suits ,
shawls and skirts.
Look at the Infants' and children's outfits ,
see for yourself and do not be misled.
Special Saturday Evening
Silk Sale at
l.GOO YARDS OK SILIC AT IOC YARD.
On Saturday evening at 7:30 : p. m. wo
shall place on sale In our silk department
1,600 yards of an extra good quality 21-Inch
printed china silk at lOc a yard. Quantity
limited to each customer. There will bo
plenty of salespeople to servo you and you
can get the very best quality of silk for
lOc a yard that was over sold In this city.
Remember 7:30 : p. m. , Saturday evening , 21-
Inch printed china silk for lOc a yard.
DRESS OOODS. DRESS GOODS.
Nothing wo could say no matter how
strongly worded would carry half the
weight of the following prices :
All wool challls , tlio COc , the COc , quality.
the price for Saturday , 25c.
All wool pin checks , the COc , the 50c , the
price for Saturday 25c.
All wool cheviots , 39-Inchcs wide , the
C9c quality Saturday 25c.
All wool Henrietta , 40-lnches wide , the
B9c quality Saturday 29c.
All wool serge , -10 Inches wide , the $1.29
quality , Saturday COc.
Our 33c serge still continues to bo the
wonder of the season.
Wo are satisfied we have the confidence
of the people from the Immense business
at this counter. We've got the goods and
we've got the
To take advantage of every turn In the
Prlestly's line of blacks complete from the
COo nuns' veiling to the $2.60 Jacquard.
French and German Henriettas , none to
flno to be had at our counter and "none so
cheap but we can undersell.
SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY.-
Men's derby In all the latest shapes , $1.25 ,
HAMMOCKS , HAMMOCKS. HAMMOCKS.
The largest , the most durable , the most
comfortable , and the cheapest hammocks in
tno market , Is our triple stationary spreader ,
No. 1 only $1.18 , worth $1.50.
No. 2 only $1.48vorth ' 11.80.
No. 3 only $1.78 , worth $2.25.
No. 4 only $2.28 , worth $3.00.
1,000 yards fancy frilled silk elastic , all
colors , at ISc per yard , worth 35c.
BOOKS FOR SATURDAY.
Wo have In stock about 800 elegant cloth
bound books , worth frorjt 23c to 45c , Includ
ing works of Lyttan , Nye , Mattock , Haw
thorn and others.
YOUR CHOICE SATURDAY ONLY 12V4C.
1,000 elegant novels by the most popular
novelists , "Ships That Puss ? In the Night , "
"Dodo , " "Yellow Aster , " etc. , at 9c , for
TRUNKS. TRAVELING DAGS.
Another trunk manufacturer goes to the
wall' ' and Hayden Bros , gets the entire stock
at their own price , consisting of trunks ,
traveling- bags , telescope cases , coat cases ,
shawl straps , trunk straps , sample cases ,
which will be placed on sale at less than COc
On the dollar.
HATS AND CAPS AND STRAW GOODS.
Men's pearl fedora , with black band , $1.25 ,
A large assortment of children's straw
hats at lOc. 15c and 25c.
Men's straw hats at 15c , 25c , worth OOc ,
Children's sailors at 20c , 25c.
A special reduction In our hat depart
HAYDEN BROS ,
Clothing and hats.
An Extraordinary Sale ut llayden's Cheese ,
Cracker , Meit : and Butter Counters.
Fancy full cream Young America cheese
only 7V4cj Wisconsin full cream cheese ,
Be , 7c and lOc ; brick cheese , lOo , 12V c
and i'lo ; Swiss cheese , IS' c , J4c and ICc ;
llmberger cheese , lOc , 12' c and 14c ; edam
cheese. $1.00 each.
HERE IS AN EVE-OPENER IN CRACK
3 X oyster crackers , Just tlilnk of It , 3c
per pound ; nice fresh coda crackers , Go ;
lemon cream sugar cookies , Garneau's
cookies , assorted jumbles and frosted creams
all at Cc per pound. Remember this Is a
great snap to buy crackers at this price.
Corned beef , Cc ; pigs feet , Co ; pickle
pork. 7'/4o ; salt pork , 8c ; California bacon ,
9c ; fancy sugar cured bacon , lie ; boneless
ham , lOc ; all cans potted meat Cc per can ;
finest compressed corned beef , 9c pound ;
2-pound can Rex corned beef , 19c ; pound
cans , lOc ; hero are our prices on lard : 3-
pound cans , 29 $ ; G-pound cans , 4Sc ; 10-
pound cans , 95c.
NOW , THEN , FOR BUTTER.
We sell you country butter fit for table
use at 7Vfcc , lOc , 12c ; best country butter
made , IGc ; our Nebraska made cr.eamery
goes at 18c and 20o ; we take great pride In
saying wo have the finest butter In the
city and that every pound of It Is made.
from the cream that comes from Nebraska
cows milk. Buy some of our butter cnce
and you will use no other. In addition to
these prices wo give coupons with all and
every purchase. Nice lemons , lOc per
dozen ; family whlto fish , n > c per pound ;
cod fish , Gc per pound. We have all kinds
of fish at the lowest prices.
IIAYDEN BROS. .
Providers for the"people. .
nil K Knst Today ?
Your cholco of ( our dally trains on th&
Chicago & Northwestern railway. Two of
these trains at 4:03 : p. in. and C:30 : p. m. .
are vestlbuled and limited , arriving In CM.
cage early next morning.
Elite sleeprs , dining cars and the latest
reclining chair cars.
Call at the city office , HOI Farnam street.
The Northwestern checks your trunk at
your house ,
Delightful 'entertainments ' at Courtland
beach ; lOc admits to all , day and evening.
\Vunt to lie IJMV Mutters.
It Is a'lltn probable that several laboring
men will make the race for the legislature
this year. James F. Scullen of Switch
men's union No. 11 Is being talked of as a
labor candidate ; also R. II. Jenncsi and
J. W. Vegan of Typographical union No.
190 , and August Bcerman of Tailors' union
No. 92. Knights of Labor assemblies Ncs.
729 and 4,512 will most likely present candi
dates whom they will hope to elect. The
working people are almost unanimous In the
opinion that members should be elected to
the legislature who ! vrlll furor the abolition
of the contract vntam on public work * and
provide such IcgMldUon regarding the city
charter as will otmhlc the city to construct
the Platle canal.r "they also favor the pas
sage of an Arbitration law , so that all labor
troubles can be Milled by arbitration with
out resorting to strlKcs and lockouts.
TEN YEAIMJOR BURGLARY.
Sentence of Frank.Vrlitirr . for Entering n
Frank Webber wm , before the Judge of tlio
criminal court yesterday , whore be was sen
tenced to a tcrml of ten years In tlio peni
tentiary. Webber was convicted of bur
glary , but ho will not bo a stranger to the
Inmates of the strong house In Lincoln , as
this will bo the third time that ho has been
Webber was put on trial a few days ago
and was convicted of having burglarized
the residence of a Mr. Kdge , In Ilcimon
place. The crlhio was committed during
the early hours of the morning , and as
Webber left , Mrs. Edge arose , dressed and
followed him to the city , where she pointed
him out to a policeman , who made the
Krror In a Mortgage Uulckly Kudu tlio Milt
AKnliiftt II in ,
The case of the state against John M , Brett
has been stricken from the dockets of the
criminal court , the Jury returning a verdict
of not guilty.
Some months ago Brett was arrested on a
warrant Issued upon an Information sworn
out by Berry Bros. & Co. of South Omaha ,
charging that ho had obtained property of
the value of $7,800 , by reason of false repre
sentations. In fact the South Omaha people
charged that Brett visited their place , tell
ing them that he had a lot of cattle in
Cherry county , on which he wanted an ad
vance until the animals were fit for the mar
ket. The loon was made , but the clerk
drawing up the mortgage failed or neglected
to Insert that the cattle were on n ranch In
Cherry county. Some time later a represen
tative of the South Omaha stock firm went
up to Cherry county and there learned that
Brett was not the owner of any cattle In that
county. Upon his return Brett was arrested
and bound over to appear at this term of the
district court. A couple of days ago the
case was started , the state putting In Its
testimony , after which a brother-in-law of
Brett went upon the stand and testified that
the cattle described In the mortgage were
upon u ranch In Hall county , Instead of In
Cherry county. After listening to the tes
timony the jury found for the defendant ,
the costs being taxed to the county.
I.lfo Iiiaimuiro hull.
In the case of Maria Weiss , widow of Jacob
Weiss , against the Independent Order of
Trcubund , wherein suit was brought for the
recjvery of $1,000 , the amount of a life
policy carried by the , deceased , the defendant
answered , denying that the widow has a Just
and valid claim. In the answer the defend
ant alleges that In securing the risk the
deceased represented that he was but 4C
years of age , when. In fact , ho was more
than 49. an ago "that would have barred
him from participating In the benefits of
the company had , ho made statements which
were true. _ _ _ _ _ _
In the case of the contest of the will of
the late Mary C. Ramacclottl the contestants
havp appealed from , the decision of the pro
bate court , and have taken the case to the
district court. By the terms of the will
the 'property , aggregating some$30,000 , was
bequeathed to an , adopted child , Relations
of the dead woman contested , . " , alleging that
at the time of executing the will Mrs. Horn-
acciottl was not ot sound mind.
The legal ' 'end , of the protest against the
Issuance of "a saloon license to George Yager
of Valley 'was. argued. . In the criminal sec
tion of the district court yesterday after
noon. The court held with the .parties
who protested , and the license was refused.
In evidcnco It developed that during the
past year Yager violated the state law by
keeping his saloon open on Sunday.
Got a Jail Sentence.
Fred Baker was before the criminal sec
tion of the district court yesterday and was
sentenced to 200 days in the county jail.
Baker was originally charged with burglary
and was tried upon that chacgc , but about
the time of the completion of the trial , the
county attorney concluded that he could not
make his case , after which ho agreed to acr
ccpt a plea of petit larceny. '
Wan n Special I'ollccnmn ,
A motion for a new trial has been argued
In the case of the state against James Junc-
schek. The defendant la the man' who was
convicted of having assaulted Charles War
ner , at the corner of Thirteenth and Wil
liams streets some months ago. In making
a defense he claimed that he made the as
sault while serving In the capacity of a
Minor Court Mutturd.
Sarah A. Woodman , widow of the late
Clark Woodman who died In Chicago on
August 19 , 1891 , has applied to the district
court for un order authorizing her to sell
some of the real estate that was owned by
In the suit brought by John A. Wakefleld
against John C. and Belle Luke application
has been made for the appointment of a re
ceiver to take charge of the property , collectIng -
Ing the rents and profits.
For an appetizer Cook's Extra Dry Imper
ial Champagne leads all. For forty years It
has taken the lead for Its purity.
.V.I J , 1'A
P. S. Rogers of Kearney is In the city.
J. W. Deweeso of Lincoln Is In the city.
Judge F. G. Hamer of Kearney Is in the
John C. Wntson of Nebraska City was In
the city last night.
James Stuart and family arrived In the
city last night from Madison to visit friends.
Colonel E. II. Conger has returned from
North Platte to take his place on the federal
grand Jury. _ .
Ncl > r l ii * ut th Hotel * .
At the Murray : W. II. Carpenter , Lin
coln ; John Urntt , North Pintle.
At the Pnxtoii : N. C. Abbott , Lincoln ;
It. 8. Hedgers , Kearney ; J- Barnes , K.
Blgnell , Lincoln.
At the Mlllnrd : W. S. Clink. Lincoln ;
James Stunrt nnd i family. MadHon ; It. 1J.
Harrass , Hastings ; H. J. Joy , Fremont.
At the Mercer ; I H. J. Nlehols , HiiHtliiKx ;
J. A , lOeweose. Lincoln ; Y. T. lion , J. IIofT-
irmn. York ; J. A. Runs , Fremont ; II. II.
Wallace , Tekiimoli.
At the Hellene : W. C. Sloane , D. J.
Sneelar. Nel.niHlui . Cllyt F. I ) . Irish. Lin
coln ; 11 , L. Custor , Wllber ; J. W. Ketns ,
Auburn ; F. U. Hnro.er , Kearney.
At the Arcnde : . George W. Vraman ,
North. ' Finite ; JV C. Campbell. , . Kulrbury ;
At the _ Merchants , -I.J.1 : , . II. T - WndHworth . 17 * * V
Little pills tor Croat Ills : DeWltt's Little
Awarded Highest Honors Worrd's Fair.
The . Ammonia No Alum. .
only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.--No ;
'ed In Millions of Homes A.Q Years the Standard
Brings comfort nnd improvement
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The ninny , who live hot
ter than others nnd enjoy life more , with
less expenditure , hy more promptly
Adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being , will attest
the value to licnlth of the pure liquid
Ir.xntivc principles embraced in the
remedy , Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas-
nnt to the taste , the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of n perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system ,
dispelling colds , headaches .Mid foyers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the mcdknl
profession , because it acts on the Kid-
neyr , Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in HOc and $1 bottles , but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only , whose name is printed on every
package , also the name , Syrup of Fig-s
and being well informed , you will not
accept nny substitute if oilenui.
It IB hard to
pick n single
( law in this
llnll Stand. It
lias every vif-
tuo of style ,
It lias not ono
of the minor
defects , some of
15 fC ly always pro-
isS ? bent in an inox-
pens ! vo p n t -
In general appearance It Is eas'.ly ' rocgnlz-
able as a new pattern of this year. The pro
portions are admirable , the framing Is un
usually heavy , and the outlines are as grace
ful as ono could desire.
The seat Is deep and low to the door ; the
lid lifts , and there Is a large storage chest
for overshoes , gloves , etc. The mirror Is
nearly two feet In diameter , and French
The' umbrella Rack Is of brass , with a
rustless bowl ; the hooks are of antique pat
tern , with branching arms , the top and cross
framing are superbly quartered and hand-
For an Inexpensive Hall Stand It would
be hard to surpass this In a years search. .
Chas. , SMverick & Co. ,
FURNITURE of Evary Daaorlptlo.i
" 206-I2OB DOUQL S < JT. ,
MILLARD HOTEL BLOCK.
unites in a perfect form all ilie ( ] tiali-
lies eveiybody desires to find in his
food. It is as Nourishing as Meat ,
and still pleasant to take. It is as
Delicate as a Luxury , and still cheap
It is by far healthier than either
Tea , Coffee or Cocoa.
Therefore it should be made a house
hold article for daily use , as it is in
PARIS § M | E $2 B E R LONDON
60tVabn- A ) . , ClilniKt' SIMV. Itiotiihia ) . > ' V-
Pronounced by chemists as .
A Pore Food Product
The purqst and healthiest prep
aration for Puddings , Cus
tards , Blanc Mange , etc.
FOR SALE BY ALL FIRST-GLASS GROCERS ,
17 , S. Hejiotltoru , Uinaha , tt'cbratka ,
Office nnd Director * : Henry W. Yntca ,
refluent ; John 6. Colllna , vlce-iiifilJcnt ; l wla
Heed , Caaliler , William H. 8. Muchu , multi-
THE IRON BANK
< > When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly ,
S and continues to use the old-fashioned , so-called
soaps , which destroy clothing and clean nothing j !
soaps which are costly at any price , ineffective , '
labor-increasing and wasteful , instead of using \
Claus Soap ,
And Finds Too Late that Men Betray ,
bad temper when their collars , cuffs and shirts ,
and the household linen , are ruined by cheap ,
wretched soaps ;
What Charm can Soothe her Melancholy ?
| Why ! Santa Claus Soap
Sold by nil Grocers. Manufactured only by 0 I
| N. K. FAIRBANK & CO. , - - Chicago. ; !
IS NOTED FOR
Even the sun basins to shed its rays of lustre and en
gages you into a flirtation--Negligee shirts are recommend
ed in this case and the Nebraska is truly the proper place
to get 'em at.
Twas a fortnight ago when we done up a few first class
shirt manufacturers in brown We got all they didn't care to
part with. It will tickle you to see the values , even if you
never saw a shirt More. Here tliey are now , to be quickly
wrapped up :
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS 50c.
Laundered all but bosom , made of French percale , fast
colors , and a couule of doxen ot dark and light patterns in
the lot dotted striped checked among 'em custom made
worth One Dollar dead sure ,
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS 75c.
Laundered all hut bosom patterns arc new an I unique
true fitters precise fitters in length of sleeve , just as we
furnish with every shirt in the house worth One Dollar
and a Quarter.
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS $1.
Of pure Madras Cloth , which is pliable , cool and durable
We show the loveliest patterns made this seasrfn perfect
fitters and hand finished Sold everywhere at not less than
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS- .
There's where wo have the trade handicapped -Now supposing
you'll save us a good deal of writing and take a look through , 'em In our
west window you'll be astonished Double the money they're marked
buys no better shirt nor does any man's bragging furnish a bettor made
shirt rest assured
35c , 45c , 60c , 70c , 95c and $100
represents prices never before surely never been boon quoted by nny
ono who over sold shirts.
DIRECT FROM THE TANK
A'o lloilrr. Ko Ntcam , ffo Kiiuinccr.
HEHT POWKIl for Corn mid Kecd Mlllw , Hallnc
lluy , HimnliiKHcpiiriitorsi , Croiiinerlos , Ac ,
OTTO GASOLINE ENGINES
Stationary or Portable.
1 to GOII. P. 8 to a ) H. P.
6eml forCotulogue , Prices , etc , , dpucrlblng work to tw ilona
Chlcaco , 245 Lake St. < OTTO GAS ENGINE WORKS ,
Omaha , lor S. 14th St.
Aloe & Penfold Oo ,
1408 Farnam Street ,
THE JLIOW DRUG STORE
W. I. SKYMOlin QUAUUATK OI'TIOIAN.
OPKUA AND HEADING OLA33IU.
SPKCTACLKS AND KYKQLASSKS.
The Aloe & Penfold Co ,
14UO FaniEiniSt. , Opposite Paitoii Hotel.
HoadacuQ Caused by Ey Strain ,
Itnny cericns wboie htaJ are conAatitly ach
ing have no Idea what rell f iclentldcally fit-
lea Klaue * will give tliem. TM thtory It now
unlvertally titatlinhtd. "Jmprupirly lilted ulamoi
Kill Invariably lncr u o tha trouble un < l may
lead to TOTAL IIUNDNEBS. Our ability to
adjuit gtauei lafflr and correctly ! beyonj
queillon. Coniult ua. Eya tested free of charie.
THE ALOE Be PENFOLD CO , ,
Oppoiltt Paxton Hotel.
10OK FOR TUB dOLD LION.
; f.--3f-w * v. n < * - - i
NKWPOIIT , n. t.
OPENS JUNE 23rd.
Tlio f uillnir Hciuhoru Honor t of AMERICA.
VYAHHKN I1 LHLAND.I'roiirletOP.
WAUKfcto INLAND , Jr. , Manfcfcti
ALSO HOTKL AVHNIJL , LONG 11RA3CU.
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