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TUN CFMAllA DATb I lEt! SATt'MOAt, JOhY 1002.
SUCCESS AS A COLLECTOR
Smooth Van from Chicago Gathsrt Light
Harvest in Omaha.
DEFRAUDS TWO WHOLESALE HOUSES
Represents nimself a. Aent of Col
lect la Firm, Cfte Fee. la Ad
vaaee and Disappear, with
Proceed of Enterprise.
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A' well-dressed good-looking stranger,
who (truck the city some tlma ago and re
toalned two weeks, succeeded la working
several wholesale dealers out of various
turn of money aggregating several hundred
dollars. The stranger, who did business
under the name of Charles H. Maaon, rep
resented that ha was an agent for the Con
solidated Adjustment company of Chicago,
Which company la rated well In Bradatreet's.
Tbls morning two letters in answer to let
ters of Inquiry sent by . wholesale dealers
hers to the firm stated that Charles H.
Mason was never In the employ of the Arm
aod that the dealers had been worked by a
Mason stated that It was hla business to
maks contracts for the firm to collect bad
debts. His work was the same in each
case. At one wholesale liquor house he
made a contract to collect f 1,236.82. lis hsd
Us work down so fine that In a short time
he figured that It wonld cost $62.24 to col
lect tbls amount, providing that be was
given three years In which to do It The
firm was to stand half this expenae and the
collecting agency the other half. The local
firm was to pay Its half in advance. In
each Instance the firm did so.
To make himself strong with the local
dealers, Mason showed them a number of
letters from various firms throughout the
county which had been written to hla firm
In regard to business done with the agency.
He also carried with him letter signed
by the secretary of the collecting agency,
authorising him to make contracts for the
Arm and endorse checks made payable to
Wm Here Two Week.
To the firm that gave Mason accounts
aggregating $1,235.82 he agreed to collect
$130.33 of the amount or refund the 'part
of the expenae account which It had ad
vanced. Mason remained two weeks, dur
ing which time each of the firms upon
which he had made contracts received a
lettor from the agency acknowledging the
receipt of the contract made by Mason and
duplicates of the accounta given to him.
Theae letters were written on the station
ery upon which was .the name of the firm
and the officers and to which the name of
the secretary, K. E. Qourley, had been
Several days ago the dealers thought that
something waa wrong, not hearing from
their accounts, and wrote to the firm. The
inswer came yesterday morning, denouncing
Mason aa a fraud, and saying tbat the firm
had received no contracts from the dealers
here. The collecting agency wrote that It
would do all it could to bring about the man's
arrest and would prosecute him to the full
extent of the law. Mason haa disappeared.
' If you have no appetite for your meals
something Is wrong with your digestion,
liver or bowels. Prickly Ash Bitter cleanses
and strengthens the stomach, purifies the
bowels and ereates appetite, vigor and
KF.LI.RY, STIGF.lt CO.
Women's aad Children's Hosiery a ad
laderwear Specials f.r Saturday.
STORE OPEN UNTIL 9:80 SATURDAY
Special values for Saturday evening. Just
received a large assortment of women's
lacs hosiery, black, black and white, white
and black embroidered, etc.
Women's lisle thread snd cotton hosiery,
Hermsdorf black, lace, drop stitch and
plain, a regular 3Re hose for 26c.
M Imps' fine ribbed fast black lisle and
cotton hose, maco soles; also a very pretty
line of fancy lace stockings, all slses;
special valuea for Saturday, 25c.
Women's black lisle bose, drop stitch
and plain, for Saturday, 15c, S for 25c.
Women's vest richelleu ribbed, low neck
snd sleeveless, nicely finished with tape,
special price for Saturday, 10c.
Women's fine lisle thread vest, low neck,
sleeveless, silk tape, wide and narrow
ribbed, ' fancy lace pattern, and umbrella
drawers, with deep lace trimmings, Satur
Woman's Munslng anion suits, low neck,
sleeveless, finished with tape, knee length,
for Saturday, 60c a suit.
Imported vest, fancy lace trimming and
hand crochet yokes, wide and narrow
ribbed; also plated silk vest In cream and
white, for Saturday, 60c.
Woman's umbrella drawers, with wide
lace trimmings; also lisle thread tights,
35c and EOc.
White allk parasols, with two and four
silk ruffles, plain and hemstitched; na
tural stick handle and plain white han
dles, for Saturday, $1.00, $1.50 and $1.75.
KELLEY, STIGER CO.,
Corner Farnam and 15th Sta.
Store open till 9:30 p. m. Saturday.
Nebraska State Fair Races.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 LABOR DAY.
Special Free-for-all trot or pace for
Lincoln Roadster club.....' $400
2:36 pacing class 400
Running, hslf-mlle and repeat 75
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2.
Trotting, 2:45 class S00
Pacing, 2:17 class 400
Running, 14 -mile dash 75
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER I.
Pacing, 2:12 Class 400
Trotting, 2:30 class 400
Running, one tnlle and repeat 100
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 4.
Trotting, 2:23 class 400
Trotting, 2:40 clas 300
Running i. 75
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.
Trotting, 2:18 class 400
Pacing. 2:22 claiS 400
Running, one mile dash 100
Entries in all purse races to close Au
gust 10, 1902. . '
ROBERT W. FTJRNA3, Secretary,
Hat bargains for hot weather that's
what you'll get at the' Big Store of Hayden
Bros. Read about them on page 7.
Shampooing and hatrdreaslng, 25o, at the
Batbery, 216-220 Bee building. Tel. 1716.
IrH'T's'M ' Ll'.'M
I tJ n H I J rill ii I
Keller. tlar A Co.
- ' SPECIAL. 8HIRT BALE. 89C.
Vatnrday morning we placs on sals 10
dossn regular $1.60 negligee shirts at 89o
SPECIAL UNDERWEAR SALE. 46C.
Also on sale Saturday morning 10 dosen
men's underwear at 45o a garment.
This lot Is composed of broken lines of
fl.00 and 76o values, for only 45o.
Men's Half Hose New lines of men's
fancy half hose, Just rscelved, 25o, 85o and
tOe a pair.
Summer Nightshirts Men's lightweight
nightshirts, good value, full slse, at 50o
each. Others at 76c and $1.00.
Neckwear We have the latest In ties
the narrow string, 25c. Full assortment
four-in-hands, all styles, 60c.
KELLEY. STIGER CO..
' Corner Farnam and 15th Sts.
Store open till 9:30 p. m. Saturday.
The special round trip excursion tickets
announced from Chicago to New York City,
Atlantic City and other New Jersey sea
coast reaorta on July list, August 7th and
14th, 1902, via the New York, Chicago &
St. Louis Railroad Co., under the headings
of "$18.00 to New York City and Atlantic
City and Return," and "New York and
Atlantic City at $18.00 for the Round
Trip," by the Nickel Plate road. July 17th
and 81at and August 7th and 14th, with
return limits of 12 days. Is hereby with
eVawn and the rates abrogated.
Jolly Eight club's lively ball this even
ing, Washington hall, 18th and Harney
atreets. Fine orchestra. A grand, good
time for you. Gents' 25c. Welcome.
Forty nUaatee Faster Time Omaha to
St. Louis Via the Wabash.
The WABASH St. Louis Express leaves
Omaha Union station 6:66 p. m.; arrives
St. Louis 7 a. m. WABASH NEW CITY
'OFFICE, 101 Farnam street.
Arriving continually, new Jewelry,
The big store Is the place for genuine
bargains Hayden Bros.
rut Tim oat the Wabash.
Commencing Bunday, July IS, the St.
Louis Express will leave Omaha Union sta
tion at 6:65 p. nv, arrive 8t. Louis 7 a. m.
Wabash new city offloe, 1601 Farnam street.
' You'll miss it it you fall to read our ad.
oa page 7 Hayden Bros.
I Sterling teaapoona, $3.00. Edholm.
Excursions to New York City, Atlantic
City and Montreal, advertised by the Wa
bash tor July $1, August 7 and 14, have been
Cuckoo clocks. Edholm, jeweler, opp. P. O.
Nearer St. Loals Tits Before.
The Wabash 8t. Louis Express leaves
Omaha Union station 6:55 p. m.i arrives
BU Louis 7 a. m. WABASH NEW CITY
OFFICE, 1601 Farnam street.
Coat of mall purses. Edholm, Jeweler.
Publish your legal notices In The Weekly
3ea. Telephone 238. '
Excursions to New York City, Atlantic
City and Montreal, advertised by the Wa
bash tor July 31, Auguat T and 14 have been
-w I ( VJ " ' W,,t
Nearly everybody In Omaha knows
ths value of our boys' $1.50 shoes
but It your boy has never worn a
pair bring him to tmr store any time
Saturday and let us show them to
you. We caa fit any boy no matter
how small or how big he Is Just so
he Is a boy with these $1.60 shoes
They're made from good solid leather
from sole to top and will stand more
hard knocks than many a shoe that
you would psy twice as much for.
We have the same shoe In light calf
or heavy kid for girls.
Droxol Shoo Go.,
Omaha's Up-to-date Shoo Hoase,
141 FARNAM ITBBKT,
It Kills Fleas
Our "DOO SHAMPOO" will KILL
every FLEA ON TOUR POO and It will
leave the coat clean and glossy. It never
falls. Price, 25c per bottle. Kennel else,
$1.00. WRITE FOR BOOK ABOUT DOGS.
Improved Mange Cure 50o
St. Vitus Dance Tablets 60c
Areca Nut Worm Tablets 50c
Dog Shampoo (kills every flea) 25o
Tonic and Condition Tablets 60c
(Give these to your dog If be Is out
of sorts and won't eat.)
Distemper Powders, box ; 60c
Pedigree Blanks, for dogs, each 6c
Write for catalougue of drugs and rub
Sherman & McGonheli Drug Co.
Cor. 16th and Dodce Sts., Omaha.
Clearing Sale of
Costs snd values are totally disregarded In our efforts to dispose of our
large stocks of men's spring and summer clothing. We Include everythingno
line, no matter how staple It may be this fall, has been spared. You'll find
these price hlts lrtereptlng:
n V a-i .'II II , .1 , Jt U" .11 1 ; a -
All Our $16 and $18 -Men's Suits
THE men's suits we
are now selling for
$5 were formerly
priced as high as $15
The major portion are
suits that have been sell
ing for $9.98. There is
hnrdly any limit to the
t.lety of patterns and
fabrics. The aults are all
made in the neweat styles
and combine quality and
elegance In appearance
the price we offer them at
should Induce many men
to get a ault whether
they have any Immediate
need of one or not. It's
certainly a great saving
opportunity. Suits of
such character are very
seldom sold for so little
money. A fine lot of
men's outing suits are
also Included In this lot at
Are now on sale for $8. 75. This simple statement - means considerable.
means that you can buy the highest grade of ready-to-wear
clothing at half the values You can choose from
the best fabrics and patterna all sizes .
A carload of wet carpets and rugs will be
placed on sale Monday, at about one-fourth
the regular prices.
These carpets and rugs became wet In a washout some goods on the
bottom of the car becoming quite wet, some piece only wet on the edges,
and a large portion simply dampened. They are all high grade carpets and
fine rugs. We mention below two of the bargains; . - '
$1.00 Velvet Carpet. 25c yard. ; $5.00 Moquette Rujs, $1 59
Tearing Up, Moving Settling Down Again
Has brought to light much merchandise that must be sold) now. While there are
yet many weeks of hot weather to endure. For Saturday, ' and all ' next week, the
following prices will prevail:
BOYS' $125 and $1.00 blouses, 75c. Straw
Hats, 33 1-8 per cent off.
Flannel and homspun aults, 20 per cet off.
Wash Suits, 83 1-3 per cent off.
GIRLS' Shirt "Waist, Suits. $7.60 and $8.60
Wash Dresses, 'colored and white, t to 14
years, 20 per cent off. 1
REMEMBER THE NEW LOCATION AND THAT THESE GOODS ARE SEASON
ABLE AND NEW.
1515 DOUGLAS SREET.
Try Them On!
We want you to try on our shoes
try them on at our store take them
home and try them on. We want
them to fit you and we'll see that
they do fit you.
$3.50 and $2.50 Shoes
You don't regret putting aside your
slippers when you have such easy
shoes as these. They'll wear, too.
Ilaydsa Bros. ad. Is on page T.
PEE Maurice, aged 6 months snd 12 days,
ouiiMi son of Kdward J. and Minnie K.
Funeral Saturday, July M, at I p. m. from
family reiinoa, bo. lit-h street, to &L
lSlO DdkIii St.
SHIRT WAIST SALE SATURDAY.
Our fine stock of ladles' Colored
Shirt Waists will be offered Saturday
In three lots at a deep cut In prices.
1st Lot Choice 60c.
2d Lot Choice $1.00.
Sd Lot Choice $1.75.
Don't miss this best bargain giving
sals of tbs season of Shirt Waists
that are clean and fresh, representing
this season's most approved styles.
The 60c lot Includes waists that sold
at $1 and $1.25; the $1 lot Includes
those that sold up to $2, and the $1.76
lot take U all our Sscst colored
waists that sold up to $125.
1 l4l lta BtnmS.
203 South 15th St.
What .loses Says
In Printers Ink.
"The Cutter (mesnlng the druggist who
cuts prices) Is an element In trade that
occasions an endless chain of annoyances
that no concern, however shrewd, has been
sble to eliminate. The world Is. holding
Its breath to shout Itself hoarse at the
OFNIL'ri who shall solve cne problxm of
price cutting. The retailers have- tried It,
the wholesalers have tried it, . the manu
facturers have tried it, and all together
have tried It, but price cutting giea on
from bad to worse, and the end cannot be
Been with a telescope."
Thus he adds: 'The strange paradoxical
feature of the situation ia this: Any
IGNoHAMl'S can build up a big trade II
he cuta prices lower than anybody else,
but it takes a SMART MAN to veil goods
at a profit In the fare of the cutter's op
position, and yet the LOGICAL lONO
KAMl'S Is not an Ignoramus at all, for he
is making money, while the 8MAKT MEN
are finding their trade slipping away, and
the dear puMtc Is gelling the benefit. '
Btt: auw 'iiibi love i,B!
Tel. TT. B. W. Cor. lata aaa Ckla.
II I PLJ J fcl
ruiuotcs iua growth of the tuUr and
gives it the lustre audallklra-JStol youth.
When the hair la gray or taoed It
BBINGS BACK THE YOUTHFUL - COLOR.
It prevents Dandruff and hair (ailing
and keeps the scalp clean and healthy.
I Is lis U I6?& Harney cm ah a
Don't Forget That
Is the One Place in Town
FOR SUNDAY DINNER
MUTTON, PORK In all their
FRESH DRESSED CHICK
ENS AND FIVE VEOETA-
. ' BLES.
Quality Supreme and Never a
Question About Prices
E have too many straw hats, The season has been very
backward. We must reduce stock immediately.
Saturday all day, your unrestricted choice of any Straw
Hat in the house
Some are worth $1.75,
Some are worth $1.50,
Some are worth $125,
Some are worth $1.00,
Remember that the best hats go first, so come early if you can.
Sale starts at 8 o'clock Saturday morning.
$1.00 and $1.50 Waists, Saturday for 50c
Saturday we place on sale our entire
stock of $1.00 and $1.50 wash waists for 50c.
Made of - imported ginghams, madras cloths,
plain chambrays and white sheer lawns, they
are handsomely trimmed with tucking, cord
ing and hemstitching.
They nre our $1.00
and $1.50 wash waists
Ths finest serins and summer tonic mad.,
When you lel run-down, played out and
exhausted by aummar heat, a few bottle.
ot Walt Marrow will brace you up. It n
especially good for weak women a pmt
ant beverage, healthful and invigorating-.
It Is the pioneer of all malt tonics made
by the McAvoy Brewing Co.. of Chicago.
Price. .per dosen quarts 12. U0
We have also some bargains In wins:
Rhine Wine, a good quality, quart ... ISO
Fort Wine, worth more money .....ic
Rherrv. a good tible wine iic
Fine Claret, quarts
Claret, while It lasts, for table use
for only, per gallon SSo
Don't forget our Old Maryland Rye
WhUkey. Jackdaw, for only fl.& a quart
Fine Wines and Table Liquors.
Oostte r. O. rkaasa IMS.
(Isauad Under Authority of the Railroads of Nebraska)
Statement Showing the Vagaries in Taxation in
1AWS0N , COUNTY, NEB.
And ths Extraordinary Results Developed by a Comparison with the Census Reports of 1900
Statement showing the Tarlatlons in rallies of principal articles in Dawson County, between 1893 and 1900:
REPORTED FOR ASSESSMENT IN 189J.
IS?, OPS acres improved land
266.365 acres unimproved land
Implements snd machinery
Railroad and telegraph
All other property
REPORTED FOR ASSESSMENT IN 1W0.
Total assessment tl. 911,131
In 1900 the census reports the Talus ot farm property as follows in Dawson County:
Fsrm Imp and mach-..
Value of products
not fed to live stock....
Acres. Val. Farms. Buildings.
, 661,698 S6,121,10 Sl.164,620
Percentage of land value's returned per census 10 7-10
Percentage of agricultural machinery returned per cen.. 2 S-10
Percentage of live stock returned per census -10
While the foregoing figures are suTtctent td prove the extraordinary inconsistency In assessment in that count, wa flnA f
that during the past two years $549,497 haa been paid for farm property in that county which hag been reported for taxation
at dui soi.zoi ror ine present year. . s
- Some Remarkable Examples Are Given Below.
Statement riven as example of consideration received and
values reported by assessors In Dawson County:
Date of Bala.
... . . .
H N. W.
N. E. H--...
W. H N. W,
8. E. 14
S. E. N. E.
S. E. 14 E.
. 7 11 24
. 1 11 19
. S3 11 25
.24 11 23
.. 24 9 24
,.31 9 2S
.. 2 10 19
.32 9 23
. 34 10 20
. 13 . 10 23
. 20 10 20
. 10 23
. 16 10 22
. 27 11 22
10 9 23
, 19 11 23
,. 10 21
To show to what extent the school depend on railroads 'in
Dawson County, "we give a table showing the school districts
through which ths U. P. R. R. main line passes. Including th
towns of Oothenburg Lexington, Cosad and Overton, and th
percentage of school tax paid In ach district:
School Total Valuation Per Centof Amount of
District Valuation of of Railroad In Railroad to School Taxes
No. District. District. Total Value. Paid by R. R.
1 ,.. $102,458 42,630 26 1 2.344 65
2 64.67 21,11(10 68 627.20
48,560 11.360 65 m.(0
77.623 44,100 67 1.33.00
6 82,118 15,6.1 49 78 40
11 80991 31,300 39 l,58.0O
12 36.379 19.992 66 , . 8i4
16 64.343 42.4.(4 66 84N ul
17 41.4' 1&.6K0 3 235.20
19 43.706 21.5HO 49 474 32
20 104.735 48.020 ' 46 2.6U 10
21 ZH.m 90 35 l6.n0
22 371 . 15.6M0 41 20.88
27 26.2M 15.6M) 60 2 20
29 40,4x6 16,h0 .. 39 292 00
28 11.1-8 4M 46 122 60
40 SS.TaS 9 n ' 43 ft 00
47 26.465 16.170 64 80.65
48 ; 20,541. 9,800 '48 196 90
' Totals $960,226 J441.6M 46 212,603.82
It will be seen that the Union Paclflc Railroad Company oars over 112 500 In achnol taxes on its main linn i. n.-.nn
County, and pays an average of 46 per cent of the entire school tsxes of the school districts which it runs through, and yet it
uaa uwn cuargeu mai mo uisiriuuuoa oi rairoaa valuations Is a bunco game.
, The Union Pacific paid $675.69 per mil. tax on mala line in Dawaoa County in 1901. - '
Average tax per mile on all railroads west of the Mississippi river, 1171.45.
The railroads paid S34.0S0.8g taxes In Dawson County in 1901.
The railroads paid 129.103. 0 taxes in Dawson Coubty in 1893.
Dawson 'County gained 14,947.88 in" railroad taxes over 1891 ,
It Is the Money Paid that Counts, Not the Assessed Valuation.
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