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TllK OMAHA. DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1906.
QUINBY OBJECTS TO BIDS
Bmtll?riatr Thinks City's Htthodt in
1st lair to All.
SAYS REAL COMPETITION IS STRANGLED
! Considering Plan of Appeal.
. 'a to the) Cennrlt for Re.
fi from 'What II
L. 3. Quinby, a member of one of the two
mall printing firm that tried unsuccess'
fully to get a whaclt at aome of the city
printing, declares the bidding blank sup
plied by the city are misleading and calcu
lated to strangle true competition. He
point out that despite the faot a general
estimate Is made on the blanks of the total
estimate required of each particular Item,
bids art required for smaller specified quan
tities per loo. fioo or l.ooo as the cane may be.
"Unless a printer is thoroughly famtl'.nr
with the city's needs and knows about bow
much of the quantities will be required
during the year he must bid as though the
less amount was all ho was expected to
furnish." said Mr. Quinby. "If the items
sm ordered by small quantities the price
charged would have to be on this basis,
whereas If the entire estimate were calcu
lated large reductions would be possible.
It would be ths difference between setting
up the matter several times a year, or
enea a year, and anyone knows the differ-
nee means dollars and cents."
Kot Derided oa Aettoa.
Mr. Quinby Inserted his price on the total
estimates as against the small quantities
and In a number of cases his figures are
decidedly low. He has not decided whether
to carry the matter 1 before ths council or
City Clerk Elbourn prepared ths blanks.
He procured estimates from tha different
departments. Thee estimates say nothing
whatever about graduating ths supply dur
ing the year or In any way limiting re
ceipt of the whole amount asked for. The
"so much per quantity" system was car
ried' out by Mr. Elbourn and he says It
has been ths custom at ths city hall for
years. He further says he called upon a
prominent, member of the printers' union
to inspect the blanks and this member sent
a man to ths city,, hall who pronounced
tnem all right
How Cwts Are Possible
Mr. Quinby points out that under ths
form of blanks used a printing firm having
mumate knowledge of ths requirements at
,the city hall could by this fact under bid
any competition. In this connection it was
noted that ths Klopp Bartlett company,
which has bad the city printing for years.
mads remarkable cuts under their former
figures In many instance. One of tha
sharpest reductions was on an Item de
scribed as "1,000 affidavits, corporation, for
petitions, per 1.000." The new figure was
$1.78. ths old one' B. ' As against this for
ths Item described as "4,000 affidavits, in
dividual, for petitions, per 100," the new
figure to I1.S8 against 85 cents.
Mr. Quinby says his firm is not backed
' by ths printers- union, as was reported.
Pea fold Explains tha Bid.
In this letter addressed to Ths Bee, H.
J. Penfold, for H. J. Penfold Co.s says:
f!?!.J?ur MU" 1 U" vunf I nd the
following as regards the bids called for var
ious supplies by the city:
"A, Peculiar feature of the bidding was the
. fact that Klopp-Bartlett submitted propo
sals for chemicals, labratory apparatus and
Jf." ' a,nd ln nny Instances were ths low
I beg to say thai Mr. Klopp called upon
us and asked us to make a bid on mathe
matical supplies for the city engineers de
partment, which we agreed to do, as we
1 ave the lament line n? thta .iir i. thi.
city. He left us a se.t of blanks as issued
by the olty clerk, amongst whloh we found
a large list of chemical iinrll Hnm .i
rhsmieaU. We called uo Mr Kinni iSi TXa
hlm that w. were In a posUlon to ma'2 a o d
on the entire list, and If he waa willing we '
, U wmiMie in oia as tar as. our
bldC toerty"cTmplJteC l7we we're the
inwmi n coma assign TO US that part Of the
contract of which we had the stock, and we
would SlVO a bond to the cltv fnr h fal.H-
ful carrying out of the contract.
We write thts to relieve Klopp-Bartlett &
Co. of any embarrassment that might arise
to them, for as far as we are concerned
the bid is straightforward, and we are
perfectly willing to supply the city with
sny goods upon which our figures sre the
lowest at any Ume they may wish ths sup
A Bravo Vrcat
against Btomaoh. Liver and Kidney Trouble
Is always successful, If carried on by means
of Electric Bitters. 60c For sale by Sher
man A MoConnell Drug Co.
Bums' Celebration Concert and ball
Lyric theater (19th and Fartiam), Thurs
day, January Sth, p. m. aharp. Tickets
Wc Eggers band.
Children Start Fire.
The combination of matches and little
children created a small blase at the home
of John Pecha, J0U North .Twenty-eighth
avenue, at 7:30 o'clock last night Only a
WHAT DO YOU CARE?
YOU'VE GOT YOUR
' Great Natarea bo Not Desnalr at Dls
anpelatntent Tney Look ter
Bemethtnsr Else to Da .
The broad-gauged man of today does
not get blue just because things don't al
ways come his way .unless there Is some
thing the matter with him. If he "falls
down" on one proposition he Immediately
starts to look up snot her. He always looks
forward and keeps en hustling. A man
with his health snd his faculties has plenty
ef opportunities and the man who gives
up or even feels tike it has either a small
nature or some physical weakness.
Dyspepsia certainly puts the best of men
out of condition for work of any kind.
You cannot blame the dyspeptic for getting
blue. The very nature of his disease la
most depressing and calculated to deprive
him of ambition, eneigy and hope. There
la hope for Mm, however, certain and
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are recog
nised throughout the length and breadth
ef the land as the one cure that's safe and
sure. Their unbounded popularity result
ing from the thousands and thousands of
eures they have effected, prove beyond the
shadow of a doubt their greatness as a
rure. Wherein lies their greatness? In
the very fact that they are aature'a own
simple remedy. They do tha exact work
la exactly the same way that the digestive
fluids cf the aloir.ach do because they are
composed ef exactly the same elements
and possess the same properties. They re
lieve the weak and worn out stomach of
Its burden of digestion and permit it with
out let or hindrance to. rest and grow
sound and well. The stomsch will get well
quick enough In Its own natural way If It
is let alone. That Is what Stuart's Dy
spepsia Tablets do. Tbey not only let It
alone themselves, but mske the food taken
Into the stomach de the same.
Ton can satisfy yourself of the truth of
i this statement by putting the food you
would eat Jnto glass. Jar with sufficient
water and one of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets. The i process of digestion will be
taken up and carried out Just as Us gas
trie Juloe and ether digestive fluids would
do it. Their action is natural and they
causa no disturbance In the digestive an.
gans. la fact, you forget you have a
Stomach wben they begin to do thill work,
e mild and natural Is. the operation.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are for sale by
ill druggists at 50c a bos.
smsll numtlty of clothing wss burned snd
in carrying it outdoors both Mr. snd Mrs.
rcna were burned, though not eenousiy.
The fire department put an end to further
danger. Pedis home was visited by
another small fire two Weeks ago.
USED MAILS TO DEFRAUD
Chirac Prosseters HI, Triad to
Work Nebraska Sentenced to
' Fine Imprisonment.
Something like a year ago the Continental
Finance company of Chicago planted an
agency In Omaha and scattered broadcast
literature attractively prlpted and phrased
In the fetching style characteristic of the
skin game. The proposition consisted of
an ornate contract by which the signer
agreed to psy a specified sum monthly and
became eligible for a loan from the com
pany. The loan agreement, however, had
conditions which made their fulfillment in
definite, and gave the company a grip on
the holder of the contract. One of these
conditions, a vital one, was that loans
would bt made in numerical order of con
tracts, as fast as the also of the loan fund
Justified. The numerical system Is the man
agerial "joker" In this and similar schemes
and constitutes a lottery In the opinion of
the Nebraska supreme court and the Post
The pledges of the Continental Finance
company were "guaranteed" by the Con
tinental Financing- company of Chicago.
Henry Wulff, former state treasurer of Illi
nois, was president of the first named com
pany and Justus W. Lobb secretary. The
"guaranteeing" company was officered by
Justus W. Iobb as president and Henry
H'ullt as secretary.
Borne of the literature . of the company
reached Secretary Royse of the State Bank
ing board, who admired It so much that he
requested the company's agent to call and
talk It over. The agent did so. but was un
able by vocal effort to make his scheme
look ss beautiful ss It did In print It was
necessary to secure authority to do busi
ness In Nebraska and as a condition to that
end the board insisted on being shown. As
the agent failed to show, permission was
refused and Nebraska did not contribute
much to the welfare of the Chicago finan
ciers. Lest June the authorities pounced upon
the office of the Continental Finance com
pany. The Financing company was also
scooped In, and a receiver appointed for
both. A few days later the federal au
thorities took a hand In the game. WulfT
and Lobb were arrested and Indicted for
using tha malls to defraud. Last Tuesday
both men plead guilty to the charge and J
were sentenced to pay a fine of Iios and
to confinement ln the bridewell for two
The sentence of the court came almost
as a physical blow to Wuff. He seemed to
age ten years within an hour after the
sentence, while he waited the making out
of the commitment papers for his sentence
to the bridewell. In decided contrast to
this Lobb displayed no trice of emotion
As the sentence of the court was passed I
WulfT s whole body seemed to droop, his i
head fell forward and tears sprang to his :
eyes. Back of him in the courtroom sat I
his wife and three of his children. Lobb.
tall and alender, with his right sleeve
empty, his left hand thrust Into the arm
hole of his vest stood before the court
snd heard the sentence without a tremor.
The only sign visible on his face was the
squaring of his Jaw and the drawing down
of his eyebrows. The men stood side by
side and the difference In their natures
was apparent to every one.
A pitiful scene followed In the United
States marshal's office. Again the contrast
between the two men was apparent. Ixjbb
stood conversing with friends. On the wit
ness stand he had told of his ability as a
scehmer. He had floated a . number of
financial 'deals, all honorable he declared. 4
tt r..M nn k.' .h.i,... - :
. " T-" ."-"i
Wu,rf' the older man by tw,nty y'ar'- The !
,att'r t In a chair beside his eldest son. j
his neaa was cor-ea on his hands and his j
houM'r ho,k w,,h "ob wnlch " could
iriiram, uiiph in. mn roiaea ms ;
face he seemed to be TO years old Instead
of 61. He had nothing to say.
not speak even to his son.
BANQUET TO HOSPITAL STAFF
Sisters In Charge of St. Joseph's
Tender Annual Complimentary
The banquet and good fellowship meeting
which the sisters of St. Joseph's hospital
give annually to the hospital staff and
friends of the institution was held last
svenlng, beginning at 8 o'clock. The faculty
members of the Creighton Medical college,
physicians and surgeons who come in con
tact with the work of the hospital, also
persons Interested In Its advancement, wore
invited to be present, about sixty being
seated at the tables. ,
As a rule, these banquets are purely social
gatherings without speechmaklng. ' and the
same custom was followed in this case, ex
cept that short talks were made regarding
the lata Dr. Grossman, whose death robbed
the gathering of-his presence this year,
Rev. Father Dowllng and Drs. Bryant and
Jonas were among those who spoke. The
function proved to be one of warm socia
bility, thoroughly enjoyed by all present.
Snd one which the guests asserted spoke
loud praise of the culinary accomplish
ments of the hostesses.
' The opening of the seat sale for the
coming engagement of "Ben Hur" at the
fioyd theater Indicates that the public Is
gtm interested In this areat spectacle and
drama. The production given by IClaw &
Erlanger to the dramatization of the Wal
lace novel is entirely commensurate with
Its Importance, and the great tableaux of
the Star of Bethlehem and the Trans
figuration are without an equal in the
realm of stage production, while the
chariot race, the wreck of the galley and
other great scenes of the play surpass In
realistic effect all others. Just as the theme
of the play surpasses In Interest all others.
The company offering the piece this season
is said to be the strongest acting organisa
tion ever seen in it, while the scenic and
electrical effects are the original. The
dates are Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day evenings and a Wednesday matinee.
Tim Murphy in "A Texas Sleer" will be
seen at the Boyd this evening. Mr. Mur
phy has revived this good old Hoyt play
In response to a general demand to see
him In his famous role of Maverick
Brander again. He is giving the part with
all his old-time unction. Miss Dorothy
Sherrod. Is playing Bossy Brander. The
engagement is for one night only.
"What Happened to Jones" is pleasing
immensely at the Burwood this week, and
Its three remaining performances will be
witnessed by packed houses. For the new
week, commencing with a matinee on Sun
day. "The Girl With the Oreen Eyes" will
be the bill.
Altstadt suit administers Justice at tha
"old aland." Paxtou block. .
DIAMONDS. . Frenser, 16th and Dodge.
Mr. and Mrs. Charl-a I. Vollmer Kiz )ts
teiday for New York.
Editor Brewn of Harvard. Neb., - who
rams io in r-axion not! Wednesday own
ing threatened with an attack f vncu
nivnia. left laat aight for his home, grratly
RAILROADS WILL FIGHT ON
BurlingUa Anisinoss Iittntioa to Appeal I
Tax. Can and Unioi Pacific WilL
HUNGER'S DECISION DOES NOT END IT
Protest Against Assessment of state
Board Will Be Carried to
tha Coart of Last
The Burlington and Cnion Pacific will
proceed with their fight against the pay
ment of their taxes In Nebraska for 1904
and 1906. They will appeal from ths decision
of Judge Munger of the Vntted States cir
cuit court denying their plea for a perman
ent Injunction to prevent the various county
officers from collecting the taxes based on
the assessment of the State Board of Equal
isation. The Union Pacini has not offici
ally announced its intention, but ths Bur
lington has announced Itself, and It Is un
derstood the Union Pacific Intends to take
he same action as the Burlington.
Charles J. Greene, attorney for the Bur
lington, anonunced Thursday morning his
road would continue the fight carrying the
case to the United States supreme court,
The railroad companies have thirty days
In which to make their appeals. No stone
will be left unturned by the legal depart
ments of the roads to turn defeat thus far
sustained Into victory and secure a vindi
cation of their protests against the state
OMAHA HAS JEDGE ON CORN
Possesses Advantage Over Kansas
City for This Cereal, Whose De
ma ad la Month Is Great.
Omaha has one advantage over Kansas
City, and that is on white corn, for which
there Is sn Immense demand In the south
eastern section of the country. Many car
loads are shipped from Omaha to Memphis
and other southern points, where it Is
milled to be made Into combread, of which
the southerners are so fond.
Many Inquiries are being made these days
for rates from the Missouri river on export
flour. The rate went up with other grain
rates January 1 and since that time the
mills have been holding back until there is
nAtr l.rff. annnlv fnr .vtwirt Tha r.t.
from the Missouri river to Glasgow is U
cents per hundred, and there is either a
stir toward making a new rate or some
thing rise in tho wind, judging from the
The Union Pacific, has announced some
low homeseckers' rates, effective February
6 and 20, from ii.ll Missouri river points to
points ln Kansas west of Manhattan, points
in Nebraska west of Columbus and many
points In Wyoming and Colorado. The rate
tn TVnvpr Pnlnrflrin flnrlntrs. mnA tiKl
from Omaha for the round trip will be
jig.25 and to all other points 78 per cent
of the lowest one way rate, with a mlni-
mum of $10.
HEADQUARTERS STILL , HERE
Woodmen Sovereign Managers Still
in Session Take No Action
on Removal Matter.
.tuiuuiB iiu fpi utoii uune oy ine cnra i
of sovereign managers of the Woodmen I
of the World, which Is still In session, about j
removing iue utxiaqua-i ier ui uiq oraer
"We are waiting on the supreme court
of Nebraska to pass a decision In the tixa- !
tlon matter," said one of ' the managers, f
iqt.,n .v,. .,u. i
....... .. ..... ,..u .....
Uken' " may ,tated' V
even though the supreme court ruling Is
against us It does not follow for a etr-
taint y that the head offices will ge taken
irum mis cuy,
"There may be other ways of protecting
us from paying ICS.OOO taxes on our reserve
"The delegation from Council Bluffs
Wl?,'Cu WaK.tTCte? f Ca" J","' nd'atthe home of Mrs. Elijah Conklln, Miss
solicit establishment of our head ofllces ace Conklln WR, cI(.ct, president; M.s.
.... ul pul ln an uppearn nee.
Whether the matter has been dropped at
the Council Bluffs end I do not know."
MOTIVE POWER THE QUESTION
How Far Gasoline Will Pnsh to Be
Settled by Experts la
Henry F. Helde against J. J. Derlglit, et
al. Is on ttial In Judge Kennedy's court. It
is an action for damages alleged 'to have
been sustained by being run over by an
automobile on V public road. Charley
Thomas and "Sundy" Griswold, sporting
editors of two local rapers, are summoned
ss expert witnesses on the pushing power
of gasoline and how far a man can leap
Impromptu in getting out of the way of ji
devil wagon. On these points the authori
ties seem to differ, and one hypothetical
: question to be fired at the experts Is, "Judg-
Ing by his looks, how far can a frog Jump?"
BANKERS RESERVE MEETING
Annual Election of Offlrera of the
Loral Life Insnraneo
The snnual meeting of the Bankers Re
servo Life company was held at its home
offices. Fifteenth and Farnam Streets, yes
terday afternoon. The organization of the
preceding year was continued, the follow
ing otnoers being all re-elected: Basoom
H. Roblson, president; Robert L.' Roblson,
vice president; Rsy C. Wagner, secretary;
Walter G. Preston, treasurer; Wlllson O.
Bridges, M. D., medical director; William
F. Mllroy, M. P.. assistant medical di
rector; John E. Bummers, M. D., assistant
If Ton Fear DIpktheran Beware of a
The best authorities now agree that the
chances for contracting dlththeria are
greatly enhanced by colds.. If the child
has a cold It is much more likely to con
tract diphtheria. The sams Is trus of any
of the much dreaded catching diseases.
The cold prepares ths system for the re
ception and development of the germs ot
these diseases, that Is- why one child will
contract a disease, and another exposed at
the same time will not take it. The one
that takes it. as a rule, has a cold. Even
slight colds are dangerous and should have
prompt and intelligent attention. Whether
for a child or au adult you can find no
better preparaliou than Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It can always be de
pended upon to effect a quick cure. There
is no danger In giving It to children, as it
contains no harmful drug.
150 00 reward will be paid for the arrest
and conviction of any person or persons
who have, or may hereafter assault any
nonunion printer now working tn the open
shops of Omaha. Omaka Typothetae, by
Samuel Reea, president.
George Conway, giving no address, has
been arrested bv Detectives Malouey aud
Drumuiy and charged with being a sus
picious character, it Is alleged Cor. way
wently stole articles from the Monies of
Mrs. Sherman. Ill South Twenty-fourth
street, and W. R McKeen. M feoulh
Twentv-nfth avenue. Cunwav la 1
Jet Atchison, Kan., for buiglary.
WOMHH II CLUB AND CHARITY
The last month has been A busy one with
the Visiting Nurses' association, and at
the January meeting, held Thursday aft
ernoon at the Paxton hotel, forty-eight
patients were reported cared for during the
month. Four hundred and seventy-five vis
its were msd and thirteen patients gotten
Into the hospitals of the city. There were
three desths. The annual birthday party
of the association. February K. was dis
cussed and committees appointed for ar
rangements. The birthday party Is one Of
the most substantial sources of revenue
for the association as well as one of the
conspicuous society events of the winter.
It has happened ln the past that many
womsn were deterred from attending by
other affairs on the same day, and as the
association numbers among Its membership
many of the most prominent women of the
city, socially, hostesses will probably be
requested to leave the birthday party date
open for this , largest charity function of
. The ideal adjustment of the "club ques
tion" from the standpoint of the "club"
husband at least, was approached Thurs
day morning at a meeting of the house
hold economics department of the Woman's
club, held In the stove department of Or
chard & Wllhelm. Behind a long table
laden with cooking utensils and materials
Mrs. Harriet 8. MacMurphy, leader of the
department, called the meeting to order
with a long wooden spoon, wielded In place
of the gavel. It was a demonstration of
utensils and about 100 women were present.
During tlie business meeting conducted be
tween the preparation of vegetables and
the compounding of Ingredients It was de
cided to hold a kenslngton Wednesday aft
ernoon, January 24, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. N. H. Nelson, J20 North Twenty
third street Mrs. Downing and Mrs. Chimii
will be assistant hostesses.
With the holidays past the Omaha Circle
of Mothers has gotten down to actual work
atad Wednesdsy afternoon Its first program
meeting was held In the membership par
lor of the Young Women's Christian asso
ciation. Mrs. C. E. Llewellyn presided.
"The Family" was the subject of the aft
ernoon, the feature of the program being
a paper on that subject by Mrs. D. W.
Merrow. Mrs. Merrow not only pointed out
the obligations of the wife and mother,
husband and father, ideal and practical,
but the compensation as well. The paper
will be presented again by request, in some
of the school circle meetings.
While the Omaha club women have been
Industriously agitating for a better syjlem
of milk and dairy Inspection the Lincoln
women have been equally busy trying to
secure a better regulation of the pcol
rooms. The following letter, which ex
plains itself. Indicates the extent of their
I success and was tiled with the city clerk
or Lincoln Tuesday: .
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 15.-TO the Hon
orable Mayor and City Council Gentle
men: The executive hoard of the Womcn'n
club wish to congratulate you on tho
prompt and efficient manner ln which ; oil ;
are taking up the pool hall problem. We
would respectfully recommend that the new j
ordinance Include a proviso which would
prohibit the maintenance of a public pool I
or muara nan wiinin a ramus ot nve morns
of our high school or state university. We
wish to express to you our appreciation
of the herculean task you have before you,
anil nfTor mil helm If ill ft n V wnv we run
tielp to save the youtn or our city,
' n,i8 a signed by Mrs. J., C. Harpham,
president; Mrs. W. M. Wldoner, recording
secretary. ' i ; ilv
The Youmr Women's Chriatiart usiocla-
tlon wlII gve another "get me". banquet. )
Monday evenlmr January'!! at :30 o'clock
i the association rooms, ah memoers se-
curing a new member will, with their inern-
ber, be entertained at the banquet. The
association has'' added materially to Its
membership by these banquets which hiive
invariably proven enjoyable social fea
tures. . '','"
At the annual meeting of the local chap
ter. Daughters of the tjnnreneracy, nem
... .., r..irit- Mrs. 1,. A.
Moore, second vice presldont; Miss Oiace
Davis, recording secretary; Miss Margaret
Cunningham, corresponding secretary, and
Mrs. Elijah Conklln, treasurer.
Quoting , Mrs. Warren Higley, chairman
of the New York state forestry committee,
"Wc must give up the Christmas tite.
Over l.OOO.OQO strong, young trees era used
annually for the Christmas celobralton,"
Elisabeth Demareat, chairman of the New
Jersey committee, says; 'In the Vater-
land, the very cradle of the custom, it ras
. been decreed that the Christmas tree must
come, not go. Therefore, on tne itioinuuin
slopes may be seen, it Is :said, lows of
young trees planted ea "h year toake the
place of those which have gone to the
happy homes to celebrate the coming of
the Christ child. Would not a like mo'hod
here solve the problem for os? Ordinarily
no thrifty American would Calmly exhaust
his present resources with no provision for
replenishment.' Why this short-slahted.
shiftless and distinctive policy toward our
February 17 will be celebrated ns :nemn-a
rial day for Frances Willard by the"
Women's Christian Temperance unions of
Nebraska and other states. In n.any
cities where the unions are strong r utile
meetings will be held white other unions
will hold psrlor meetings with a program
and refreshments or some Informal fea
A great petition signed by more than
1,000,000 women has been sent to congress
asking the expulsion of Re-d Smoot of
Utah, from the United States Kenate.
These signatures have been bound in
twenty-eight volumes and after being utied
Tn a great anti-Mormon mass meeting will
be presented to the senate.
The University of Paris has eslubllalied
two scholarships of f 1,000 each for women
students who are to visit America. Enc'.and,
Germany and Norway to study the educa
tional systems of those countries.
Merrltt'a Phsr., 13 Doug, open all night
Made to Measure - were $25,
$28 and $30.
BIG REDl'CTIONB OXVlXE
$50.00 Kulta to order for (27.50
$15.00 Suits to order tor $23.00
$40.00 Hulta to order (or $22.50
$33.00. Suits to order for $20.00
$32.50 Suits to order for $17.50
and a similar reduction on all overcoatings.
Every fall and winter suiting and over
coating .must be sold. (Black and Blue
only are excepted.)
104-10 s. Kth ft Next Door to
Wabash Ticket Office. Phone IMd
What is the effect of advertising Omaha.
An Omaha merchant was in New York
' - .
last week. Three of the jobbing Rouses on which he
called had received copies of the New Year's Edition of
The Bee and the Bird's-Eye View of Omaha. They all
made the same remarks, that they had no idea before
what a fine city Omaha is and the merchant was
more cordially received than ever before.
Have you. sent a copy to the firms with
whom you do business.? Do it at once before the edi
tion is exhausted. Only a few copies left. Let us
have the list and we will mail them for you, postpaid,
at 15 cents per copy.
The Bee Publishing Co., Omaha, Neb.
DAHLMAN THE MACHINE MAN
Promoted as kajorahy Caadidatt by
Howell-Herdmen Qaa of Democrats.
SUCH IS THE ASSERTION OF THE FAITHFUL
Dahlmaa Expresses His Anxiety to
Make the Hnee If His Pri
vate Business Will
The new situation in the democratic camp
produced by the springing of Jim Dahl
man's name for the mayoralty domination
is thus sized up by a democratlo poli
tician, who passes as one of Ed P. Smith's
"Of one thing the public may be certain
there will be no primary contest between
Ed P. Smith and James C. Dahlman. It
the latter developes sufficient strength to
make him a genuine candidate, who will
go into the race regardless, Smith will
drop out. It will be remembered, Smith
said in his Jackeonlan club speech that If
any considerable opposition was arrayed
against' him among the democrats he would
not seek the nomination. I know he meant
what he said.
"As for the Paxton hotel meeting. It was
engineered by Ed Howell, Lee Herdman,
a few other politicians who put Howell to
the front as the democratic mayoralty can
dldate three years ago and saw him
whipped In an extremely emphatic way.
"It was no secret that Immediately after
Smith's pronouncement of his attitude at
the Jacksonian banquet a certain faction
of the local democracy held up Its hands
In horror and declared unanimously that
he would not do. Since then a still hunt
has been going on for a man with personal
following and political strength to come
out against nim. tor a um. imr
English was the man sought for, but now
they seem to have given Dahlman the first
DaklsiBi Eager to Ran. , .
James C. Dahlman announced Thursday
that he will be a candidate for the demo
cratic mayoralty nomination if he can ar
range his business interests so as to mako
the campaign. He made the statement after
a meeting wth Councilman D. J. O'Brien,
, A. L. Rawltzer. George Rogers, A. A. Arter
and Louis J. Plattl at the Henshaw, where
the party lunched. .. The other democrats
represented the Paxton hotel meeting which
picked Mr. Dahlman as a mayoralty can
Mr. Dahlman. who Is a democratic na
tional committeeman from Nebraska, said:
"I have decided to become a candidate
I for mayor, proviaea l can arange my our
tness Interests satisfactorily. Personally I
should very much like to enter the race.
I shall give the commute my decision Sat
urday afternoon at i o'clock at Rogers'
cigar store. In no sense Is my candidacy
contingent upon the withdrawal of Ed P.
Smith's. Whether or not he remains a
candidate is immaterial so far as my can
dldacy is concerned.
"On the first of the year the American
Commission company, of which I waa presi
dent, consolidated with the National Live
Stock Commission company, the head of
which lives ln Chloago. I am assistant
manager and first must ascertain if my can
didacy for mayor will be agreeable to the
company before I finally decide In the mat
ter. "I shall make no attempt to outline my
platform until it is definitely settled that
I shall be a candidate"
BODY HELD F0R RELATIVES
Remains of Mrs. Margaret Crane, Who
. Died nt Hospital Still at
lieafuy & Heafy, undertakers, are holding
the body of Mrs. Margaret Crane, SI
years of age, who died Tuesday at St.
Joseph's hospital. It ttppears the womun's
friends who placed her In the horpiul
gave a wrong address, the result being the
undertakers are now looking for the
woman's relatives and advice as to the ex
position of the body. Mrs. Crane was at
the hospital thirty-two days. It la otated
a man named John Neff gave the !ioi..ltai
people the address of 1U7 South Sixteenth
street, which number does not exist.
Rhodes Uete Severe Jolt.
A huiTV call to the police station at 10: 30
o'clock last night sent the wagon 10 the
White Front saloon. HQS Farnam meet,
where the police found Alfred Rhodes, a
laborer, In the back room with a bad cut
under the right eye. The bartender ex
plained that Rhodes had come up to the
bar Intoxicated and demanded momy wHc"h
he said he had Iv't there. The man Lvlng
a stranger, words passed, and the bar
tender admitted striking Rhodes with his
fist, inflicting the wound. It bed the ae
peerance. however, of having been made
by a sharp Instrument, being more than
en inch long and laying the bone here.
Rhodes waa taken to the station, where
Police Surgeon Mori man sewed up and
dressed the wound.
AT THE PLAY HOUSES.
"The Errand Boy" at the Km.
Billy Van Is funnier than ever if that
be possible, for everybody who has seen
Billy for lo, these many years and they be
many knows that long ago Billy put the
mark way up But Just the same Billy
Is there with the long pole now, a-knock-lng
still higher up. A good-slsed audience
at the Krug last night was kept in one
continuous roar of laughter, convulsed at
times at the simple wit of this natural
comedian and the company he has with
him. It la a good group Bill has. Among
the leaders are Clem Bevlns as Pinch, the
sheriff; Edith Hart as Sally Hemlock. Alf
a. Pearce as Muggs. the show manager;
Florence Brooks and Rose Beaumont as
Jerusha Pickens and Glorlana Bird, re
spectively. The rest of the company Is
good and the whole furnishes enough fun
ln a single night to make a person feel
giddy for a week.
BMly Van always did possess one crown
ing virtue which many of his contempora
ries never could essay; at least if they did
they didn't, reach the point , and that Is
this: He's the most delightful monkey
In his makeup. His appearance alone would
excite the rlslbies. Van Is refreshingly na
tive and commonplace In his fun. He does
not seem to grow stale with the lapse of
years, nor does his fund of wit run low.
j Indeed, he has a fresh lot on hand each
round he makes. This time he comes ladtn
with a lot of new Jokes and stories and
capers, and he reels them off so rapidly
that you've got to "keep your eye on his ;
arm" If you're not caught napping. Billy I
does a lot of things which his audience is j
not sure of. but they go JuBt the! same.
For instance, there seemed to be consid
erable uncertainty last night about the
Identity of the Joke when Bill blew a long
, tream of stage chBmpagn o(r n a beau
tlful seml-clrcle, causing the, end of the
stream to connect up with the orchestra
leader's face. But, stage Joke or not, it
went It waa this same bottle of stage
fluid Into which Billy stuck a feather and
sipped off the libation, and when asked by
Glorlana what he was doing, replied. "I'm
getting a cocktail." The singing of the
oompany and the vivacity of its lady folk,
distinguished by Miss Beaumont, are
features worth mentioning. The Church
City quartet is rich. The bronchos and
toreadors are genuine. -The company gives
a performance tonight and tomorrow night
with a matinee tomorrow afternoon.
Burns' concert and dance by Clan Gor
don. Lyrlo theatre, Thursday, January
$, S p. in. sharp. Tickets 30c.
Retail Grocers Elect.
The Omaha Retail Grocers' association
held Its annual meeting Tuesday night.
The reports of secretary and treasurer
wsrs read and approved and an election
was held, resulting in the choice of the
entire old list of officers and directors.
Wlll'am Wilke is president, J. Barta vice
president, D. Gross treasurer and H.
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DEVOTION OF INDIAN WIFE
Womii fsrsvadsi Jndgs to 8nd Ear
lo Jail With Hatband.
LONGED FOR LATTER'S COMPANIONSHIP
Though Not Convicted of Crime,
Woman Preferred Imprisonment
that She Might Bo with
Man She Loved. ,
With all the alleged Immorality ' and de
pravity of the Wlnnebagoes. a story will
occasionally leak out of wifely devotion
that Is full of pathetic interest. This waa
Illustrated Thursday morning by Mary St.
Cyr Johnson, a Winnebago Indian woman,
who entered a plea of guilty to an indict
ment charging her with acting In collu
sion with her husband, Joe Johnson,
in unlawfully Introducing liquor onto
the Winnebago reservation. ' Joe John
son pleaded guilty to the same charge
December 1 and was sentenced to eight
months In the . Douglas county Jail.
His wife wanted to enter . the same
plea then, . and did ln fact, but,, the
court deferred passing sentence upon' her,
regardless of her expressed wish to go to
Jail with her husband. She has, however,
been In Jail with or near him much of the
time since, though not virtually as a pris
oner. She made occasional visits to their
lonely home up on the reservation, but
came back to Omaha and again asked the
court to accept her plea of guilty that
she might be nesr her husband, whom
she loves with all the romantic fervor ot
The Indian woman appeared before Judge
Munger Saturday morning and pleaded that
shs might be sent to Jail, where she could
see her husband, and that sentence would
be imposed upon her as long as the court
saw fit to sentence her. Consequently Judge
Munger gave her a nominal sentence ot
sixty days. Mary St. Cyr was delighted
with the sentence and waa eager to be
gin it at once. She was taken over to the
Jail shortly before noon by Deputy Mar
shal Crawford Kennedy and Joyfully re
joined her spouse.
The woman Is relatively young and Is ol
a pleasing appearance as far as Indian
beauty goes. .!
Bhiiver St Bruenlng, dentists, Barker blk.
Harry B. Davis, undertaker. Tel. 1S4.
22K. wedding rings. Edholm, Jeweler.
The following marriage licenses
been Issued: , v
Name and Residence. .
Joku Flenker, Mlnden, la
Lucy Parker, Minden la
Peter Paulsen, Bennington, Neb
Lena Kcktenkamp, Bennington, Neb.
Philip W. MrMullen. Omaha
Pearl L. Cole, Omaha
Charles W. Watters, Omaha
Clyde Moore, Omaha
Swindler A. Brown, South Omaha....
Nettie Lelghton, South Omaha
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