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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1906)
CORPORATIONS ON TI1E RACK
Certain Publio Berrioe Concerns Msj
InTMtitpted by Grind Jury.
TTTE OMAHA' DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, APRTL 7, 100(1.
CHARGES OF ELECTION FRAUDS MADE
Matter Has Been Fiasco1 la mdi
of County Artoraey fcy Parties
Waa Art Bak at
Tho Mar grand Jury of Douglas eountr
is to ba asked to Investigate charges that
certain publio service eorporaUona apent
thouaanda of dollar in attempting to man
ipulate the nomination at the recent party
primaries. Certain publio officers, -who do
not want their name used at this time,
claim to have a considerable amount of evi
dence already in hand. They say their ob
ject la to strike at the corporations rather
than at the candidates who accepted finan
cial support and to teach the former a les
son that they can no longer meddle with
Under section 95 of the charter any fran
chlsed corporation convicted of spending
money to elect or defeat candidates through
Its officials or agnnta, directly or Indirectly,
la subject to the forfeiture of Its franchise.
The Ones provided for both candidates and
corporation officials and agents cannot be
In exceaa of 500, and It Is the franchise
matter that Is the most Important.
Text at the Law.
The section" reada:
No officer or agent of the city shall so
licit, directly or indirectly, the political sup
port of any contractor, municipal fran
chlsed corporation or railway company, or
the officials or agents of such companies,
for any municipal election or for any other
election or primary election held In the city
In pursuance of law. Nor shall any fran
rhised corporation or railway company
through Its agents or officials, or by any
other means, furnish or appropriate any
money, directly or Indirectly, to promote
the success or defeat of any person whom
soever. In any election or primary election
held in such city, or to promote or prevent
the appointment or confirmation of any ap
pointive officer of such city. A violation of
any of these provisions on the part of any
officer or agent of the city shall be deemed
malfeasance In office, and on conviction
thereof such officer shall be removed from
office by the order of the court and fined In
any sum not to exceed $600. A violation of
any of these provisions on the part of any
franchlsed corporation through Its officials
or agv nts, upon conviction by any court of
competent Jurisdiction, shall subject such
corporation to forfeiture of its franchise
and the Imposition of a fine not exceeding
1600 upon each and every officer or agent of
such companies who shall have been proved
guilty of such violation.
If any officer or agent of the city shall
make a demand for money or other com
pensation of a franchlsed corporation or
f ubllo contractor, or their agents, with a
hreat to Introduce or support a measure
or vote for any specific, or propose a
resolution or ordinance, adverse to their
inieresis, u sucn rtemand is not complied
with, or If such officer or agent shall offer
to prepare or Introduce or support a reso
lution or ordinance favorable to such com
pany or contractor for a valuable con
sideration, such. action shall be deemed a
malfeasance In office and upon conviction
thereof each offender shall be fined In any
sum not exceeding $500 and such officer
hall be removed from office by order of
Slabangb. Willing; ta Act.
Some overtures already have been made
with County Attorney Slabaugh with re
gard to bringing the matter before the
grand Jury and he Is understood to be
willing to act.
The leaders In the movement declare the
time has come when franchlsed corpora
tions must keep their hands off municipal
politics In Omaha. They say corporation
money and Influence have been notorious
In every primary and election for years
and that the last primary was no exception
to the rule. They assert also they can
prove their cases and secure conviction
and propose to do so. Another thing they
point out Is that It will be an easy matter
for the city to obtain concessions to con
sumers from a corporation In danger of
loalng IU right to do business by forfeiture
of its charter.
PRIEST TAKES NO "CHANCES
(rata Ba May Ilava Mlaeeaated
. Money, Retaras Balaaee ta Make
Good Possible Loss.
George F. West, general agent of the pas
senger department of the Northwestern In
Omaha, can boast of an experience not en
countered by all men. The story Is fully
told In this letter, which Mr. West has
April (, 190.
Mr. R. B. Wilson, Depot Ticket Agent,
Chicago, III.: Dear Sir Rev. Father Hayes
of Imogene, la., called on us this morning
and stated that last evening he purchased
a clergy ticket of one of your ticket sellers,
Chicago to Council Bluffs, receiving in the
transaction 76 cents In change. Thinking
he gave a $10 bill In payment, he Insisted
on receiving an additional $3, which was
paid him by the young man selling him the
ticket. After getting on the train and
thinking over the transaction It occurred
to him that he possibly only gave the young
man n, I K bill and a 12 bill. Will you
please question your ticket seller, who will
doubtless remember the transaction, and
ascertain If he was S3 short laat night, and
If so. advise me and I will send you the S3
left with me by Rev. Father Hayes for this
BROWN MEN FOR LINCOLN
Friends af Attorney General Instru
mental fa Matin State Con
vention (or Capital.
The three members of the republican
tate committee, Victor Roaewater, M. L
Learned and B. K. Wilcox, who represent
Douglas county as committeemen, returned
Friday morning from the meeting at Lin
coln. Hon. John L. Webster, Representa
tive N. P. Dodge and Commissioner Me
Venn of the Commercial, club, who had
gone down to assist with their Influence to
get the convention to Omaha also re
turned. Speaking of the meeting Victor
"The location of the convention at Lin
coln was brought about largely by the sup
porters of Norrts Brown for United States
senator and Is regarded by them as a dis
tinct feather In their cap. The dale of the
convention August 25 Is the result of a
Increased Piano Business
The business of the Hospe store
the Increase that It is widely commented upon.
What Is back of It? Why does this one piano store keep growing
so much more than any other in the great west? To be sure, it is one
of the oldest piano businesses hereabouts, but that doesn't account for
the growth there are older stores that have literally gone to seed.
It is the Hospe Plaov
The west has not another piano store so safe to deal with.
It is the only piano store:
That has strictly one price and slicks to It.
That pays no commissions to anyone for sending or bringing cus
tomers to it.
That stands back of and fceeps every promise It makes.
That sells the best pianos in the world in each grade.
That has always the lowest price.
There Is difference.
A HOSPE (Si CO.
1513 Doujl.. Strttt
Our Art and Picture, Fram Dpt. Is that Finest Yet
OUR LIXE OF 1.ADIK8' SHOES AND OXFORDS' AT $3.50
Are all custom made, by the most skilled labor and are
equal to shoa sold by others at $5.00. Made la French,
vicl, patent colt, gun metal and
and button styles, In all the
heels a trial will convince you
no better shoes made than
NEW SHOES AND OXFORDS SPECIAL Laldes
kid Goodyear welt button Oxfords, also gun metal
Blucher Gibson ties Oxfords that have style and
wear sold by kothers at $2.60 and 13.00
Nebraska special .
OUR $3.50 LINE OF MEN'S SHOES AND OXPORDS Are
the best shown In the west, all bench made and are all up
to date In style, workmanship and leathers In patent
Corona, gun metal, velour, vicl and ebony calf, fiV 5Q
wua nil lue now iwn, in vunuu auu ciu-
cher style equal to shoes sold In exclusive
shoe stores at $4.00 and $4.60
A SPECIAL f 2.50 OXFORD For men who know
patent Corona colt, Goodyear welt, In the new
kite shape last, also foot fornv last lace and
Blucher style, worth and sold by others at 3.00
and $3.60 Nebraska Special
general feeling- that the campaign should
b nm short as possible. It might have been
put a little earlier, but the committee did
not want to conflict with the Grand Army
reunion, which is to come off the week of
the 13th. I think the Brown people would
hare preferred an earlier date, but they
made no demonstration for It. I discov
ered after the date waa fixed one bad fea
ture, so far as we are concerned, namely,
that if we operate under the Dodge pri
mary law it will bring our primary to
choose the delegation on the Fourth of
July. I do not see how this can now be
avoided unless possibly by stipulation to
put it a day earlier or a day later. The
apportionment on the vote cast for Judge
Letton Is most favorable to Douglas
county In faot, more favorable than any
apportionment of recent years. The meet
ing waa attended with the utmoBt good
feeling, notwithstanding the wide diver
gence of members on several propositions
on which action waa taken."
Good Woras far Caamberlala's Coach
People everywhere take pleasure in tes
tifying to the good qualities of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. Mrs. Edward Phil
lips of Barclay, Md., writes: "I wish to tell
you that I can recommend Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. My little girl, Catherine,
who is I year old, has been taking this
remedy whenever she, has had a cold since
she waa I months old. About a month ago
I contracted a dreadful cold myself, but
took Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and waa
soon as well as ever. Recently when my
husband waa buying a bottle of this remedy
a man stepped up and said, 'Mr. Phillips
Is that a good medicine r and my husband
replied, 'It can't be beat.'
Btsr Elevata Oaatraot.
. Kimball Bros., company of Omaha and
Council Bluffs obtained the contract this
week for the elevators In the new Webster
6underfcwd building. There will be four
of these, two freight and two passenger,
and they will be the most powerful
elevators placed In an Omaha building. The
contract la a very decided compliment to
Kimball Bros., company, as the Webster ft
Sunderland made their decision after a
thorough investigation of the elevators
built by the best known eastern manufac
turers. Midway Mea Free. N
County Attorney Slabaugh has dismissed
th criminal information agalnxt William
Crutchfield and Jolin Bloomnhl, chare-M
with running a gambling table in the Mid
way saloon at Twelfth and Capitol ave
nue, lie has a let dinmlssed the Informa
tions In the following cases: Joseph
Moramo. breaking and entering; William
Kerr, robhery; Albert R. Moor, breaking
and entering; Gt-orge ijchroeder, uttering
a forged Instrument.
is greater than ever so great
ideal kid, in lace, Blucber
new toes and
that there are
our price ,
SARPY MILLS ROAD IS LOST
Fart of Publio Highway Swallowed Up in
MUD R LACHES DEPTH OF FOURTEEN FEET
Coantf Commiaalaaere Are Asked ta
Search for the Road and
Take Stepa at Oaea
to Do So.
LOST One country road. Finder will be
liberally rewarded by Interested parties.
B. M. C 2t
The publio highway, known as the Sarpy
Mills road, has been lost, that Is part of
It, and the county commissioners have
been asked to probe for It, or do anything
else, which. In their Judgment, will lead
to its discovery and recovery, or any clue
to its whereabouts.
When last seen the road was wending
Its way In two directions, as roads are
often wont to do. The road la said to
have disappeared in a quagmire which has
been formed in the last two weeks on
account of subterranean springs and
faulty drainage. The part lost Is about
one mile south of Colonel Israel futnam
Oallup's tavern. It la a very Important
link In the road and the people of that
section are especially desirous that It be
While confirmation for . these statements
are not available. It has been said that
several objects, such as wagons and
horses, may be brought to the surface
with the road if the highway is ever ex
humed. One grocery wagon went down
several days ago and is known still to be
stranded. Indeed, In this case part of its
rigging is still visible to the naked eye.
Several horses are known to have nar
rowly escaped being swallowed up in the
capacious maw of the quagmire, and It is
feared may not have escaped. The mud Is
reported to be at least fourteen feet In
depth, covering an area of forty feet In
width for several rods.
The commissioners and CountT Engineer
Beal are going with their hooks and line
and see what can be done.
ALL ROADS T0 HAVE VOICE
Each Company F.nterlag laloa Sta
tion to ito Coasalted as
to Stw Plana.
General Manager Mohler of the Vnlon
Pad fo returned Friday morning from New
Orleans, where ha has been attending a
meeting of the vice presidents and gen
eral managers of the Harrlman lines. Mr.
Mohler was accompanied by hi secretary
and by Acting Engineer Huntley, who re
turned via Chicago, Mr. Mohler coming di
rect from St. Louis on the Wabash. Mr.
Mohler aaid the meeting was simply of a
routine nature, a meeting which Is held
each year by the manager of the Harrl
Asked as to the time for the rebuilding
and enlarging of Union station, Mr. Moh
ler said that nothing had been considered
In the matter at all. Ha aald the other
roads had not even been consulted and it
was a question for all roads to decide.
NO TRACKS 0N N STREET
Effect of Temporary lajaactloa
Agaiast Cltlseas Railway
Moses I Bcudder of New Tork has begun
Injunction proceedings In the United States
circuit court against the Cltiiens' Railway
company of Lincoln to restrain the com
pany from laying Its street railway tracks
on N street, Lincoln, abutting property
owned by him. The petition alleges that
the Citizens' Railway company is not the
legal successor of the Home Street Rail
way company and that It acquired Its title
to the property of the Home Street Ball-
TRIUMPHAL ADVENT OF EASTER
Ushering In latest innovations and highly approved styles.
The most ambitious productions ot America's master tailors.
Our.clothing for men is tailored by the most expert tailors in the clothing business.
No point is overlooked that will in any way aid perfect fit, and all this carefulness en
ables us to say with utmost confidence that we can fit any man who comes to us, no mat
ter what his outlines. Next to fit we look after the tailoring most carefully. It must come
up to "The Nebraska" standard "The Nebraska" standard of tailoring is set rather
high. There are very few manufacturing clothiers in the country that can reach it.
New Clothes for the "Man Who Cares"
Men who want the finest grade garments (above the $20 level) come to us as a mat
ter of course, and always get what they seek. But there's another class of trade equally
worthy of cultivation the man whose limit is $10 to $15 for a suit or overcoat, and yet is
ketmlv annreciative of eorrest stvles and hieh oualities as thoso
i. A -
months we have been centering our efforts on the season now at
hand to get lines at $12 and $18 that are not only good clothes for
the money, but better suits and better overcoats than anyone else
in all this region is selling at these prices $12.00 and $18.00.
Prepare the Boys for Easter
Spring Styles in New Clothes for Boys
Our clothing department, devoted to the task of dressing boys
in style, is ready to prepare the boys for Easter with the newest
spring modes that have been br ought out. "We would be much
pleased to have the person who puts up the money for the boy's
clothes to come along with the boys and inspect the newest ideas.
We have made it a point to have our clothes for boys built young.
This thing of putting models for old frames on young folks is ridic
ulousthe boy will grow old fast enough without pushing him
along. That, next to our low prices, is the secret of our big busi
ness in boys' clothes.
With our help your bey can b drcased better than ever before.
CONFIRMATION SUITS Knee Pants $2.S0 to $5. Long Pants $5 to f 14.
OUR $2.05 BOYS' SUITS HAVE NO EQUAL, $2.90 In selecting our spring
sortment for boys, we laid particular stress on our $2.95 assortments.
claim a great deal of this line, and when you see the wonderful assort
ment of Norfolk suits, with Knickerbocker trousers, double breasted,
single breasted, and the grand array
find assortments very "choosy" at
way company through a tax sale, and that
under the laws of Nebraska a tax title
cannot convey franchises. The temporary
Injunction has been granted and the hear
ing on the bill for a permanent injunction
Is set for April 16.
POOL ROOM MEN COME CLEAR
Tried oa Charge of Selling- Liquor
Without License and Aro
Edward Hald and Henry Byers, pro
prietors of a pool hall at 2238 South Twen
tieth street, were discharged Friday morn
ing in police court, where they were tried
on complaints tiled by Deputy County At
torney Shotwell, charging the defendants
with having disposed of liquors without a
license and having had In their possession
liquors for disposition without a license.
The gist of the evidence against Hald and
Byers waa that a crowd of youths clubbed
together laat Saturday evening and bought
a keg of beer, which they drank in the
cellar beneath the pool hall, yet In a place
not connected with that establishment, the
entrance to the cellar being on the outside
of the building.
The. filing of the complaints against Hald
and Byers followed the arrest of Joseph
Tuma last Sunday on the charge of having
broken Into the grocery store next to the
pool hall, Tuma declared he was drunk
and on the strength of his evidence regard
ing the beer drinking the complaints were
filed against the pool hall proprietors.
During his testimony in police court Fri
day morning Tuma stated he drank several
glasses of beer at the saloon of S. P.
Petersen, Z336 Bouth Twentieth street, Sun
day morning before Joining his comrades
with the keg In the cellar.
Diamonds (of own Import), watches and
Jewelry, at 20 per cent below prices, sfi A
B. Hubennann'z, tfth and Douglas; pays
no rent and buys for cv'v
APRIL BIRTHo'lONES-KcY-Hlm. Jeweler
w j a
of cute little novelty suits for
-made of materials that look best and wear best
JOHN I, REDICK'S WILL FILED
Instrument Divides Large Fortune Between
Widow and Six Bona.
W. A. AND 0. C. ARE THE ADMINISTRATORS
Total Valne of tho Eatate la Esti
mated from Three to Five
The will of the late Judge John I. Redlck
was filed for probate In county court Friday
morning, and In accordance with Its terms
William A. Redlck and Oak C. Redlck,
sons, were appointed special administrators.
The will designates William A. Rodick
and Oak C. Redlck joint trustees, and all
of the property belonging to the estate Is
given to them In trust to administer under
the conditions of the will. All personal
property Is to be converted Into money and
added to the estate.
To Charles R. Redlck, son. Is given an
Income of from $100 to 200 a month during
his natural life to be derived from the
rents and profits of the estate. The trustees
also are directed If the property of John I.
Redlck, Jr., who la an invalid, shall not
be sufficient to pay his expenses, to add
sufficient from the estate to give him a
suitable income The widow 4s given an
ncome of J J, W0 a year.
The income from the designated real estate
in to be set aside for the payment of the
foregoing legacies and the rest of tle
estate la to be divided Into fifths. Two
fifths are given to the two minor sons,
George M. and Elmer S., to be administered
by the trustees until the legatees reach the
age of thirty years. One-fifth is willed In
trust to Albert C. Redlck, but owing to
tt th a codicil directs his share shall
be divided ertaaiS' 2ong George M., Elmer
8., William A. and Oak C. Redlck. The
remaining two-fifths Is left to William JL
Syrup of Fks
It Is pure.
It Is gentle.
It is pleasant.
It is efficacious.
It is not expensive.
It is good for children.
It is excellent for ladies.
It Is convenient for business men.
It is perfectly safe under all circumstances.
It is used by millions of families the world ever.
It stands highest, as a laxative, with physicians.
If you use it you have the best laxative the
who pay more. For
A New Hat for Easter
That's Whtxt You Need
We have four new candidates. Select either
one of them and you make a good choice.
Stetson Hats $3.50, 95 Different Styles.
New Longworth $2.00, 100 Different Styles.
Asbury Hats $2.50, 100 Different Styles.
Nebraska Special $1.50, 57 Different Styles.
Ea.stfer Furnishings for Men
MEN'S NECKWEAR You will want new neckwear to
go with your Easter clothes. Our Easter neckwear for men
is piling In so fast we haven't room to show half of them.
Buy your neckwear here you have 3 to 1 to select from.
More variety than the regular haberdasher. Our 45c qual
ity is equal to their 76c; our 25c grades are equal to
MEN'S SHIRTS The celebrated "Nebraska Special" shirts
' Every one bearing our label. We charge a dollar for this
grade. They're better than the ordinarv si 2K hir.
We ana oeing maae
them here and
We have finer grades at $1.50, $1.76 and up to $2.50.
Every one full value for your money.
and Oak C. Redlck, who are also designated
as executors of the will.
Tho value of the estate Is variously esti
mated at from 1300,000 to $600,000.
Announcements ot the Theaters.
Herrmann, the famous magician, and
others, close their engagement with matinee
and evening performance today at the
Orpheum. Tonight the curtain will rise
at 8:15 sharp. The Piccolo Midgets, said to
be the four smallest men In the world,
come for the week starting with a matinee
Sunday. These tiny performers show much
versatility, singing, dancing, comedy and
gymnastics being included among their
"stunts." Other features are: The six Sal
vages, European terpslchorean artists; the
Avon Comedy Four In "The New Teacher;"
Foster and Foster, the popular vocalists
and pianists; Rawson and June, Australian
boomerang throwers; Ferguson and Pass
more, singers and dancers; Rose and Ellis,
comedy athletes, and new klnodrome
The rather odd announcement, "Richard
Carle presents himself In the Mayor of
Toklo" at the Boyd theater on Sunday
evening. Is not made for any pretense as
to Importance on the part of the author
actor, but merely for the sake of Individ
uality and to clearly emphasize the fact
that Richard Carle will appear In the piece.
At any rate the only Richard Carle, with
his entire company of ninety people. In
cluding the "Peanut Ballet," the "Geisha
Olrls" and "The Blue Ribbon Chorus of
America," said to be the acme of youth
and loveliness, will be seen In this city as
advertised and bring his original mammoth
production, requiring three baggage cars
for transportation, ' the same elaborate af
fair that broke all records in Chicago, New
Tork, Boston and Philadelphia during Its
memorial runs there.
The closing performance of "Sowing the
Wind" will be given at the Bur wood this
afternoon and evening and should be wit
nessed by a large audience, as the fine play
i being splendidly given. On Sunday aft
Its component parts are all wholesome.
It acts gently without unpleasant after-effects.
It is wholly free from objectionable substances.
It contains the laxative principles of plants.
It contains the carminative principles of plants.
It contains wholesome aromatic liquids which are
agreeable and refreshing to the taste.
All are pure.
All are delicately blended.
All are skillfully and scientifically compounded.
Its value is due to our method of manufacture
and to the originality and simplicity of the
To get its beneficial effectsbuy the genuine.
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FOB SALS Br ALL LSADIXO
I. .iWVM If' tf J
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. m m
specially for us, you 11 find
nowhere else; made of the
in neat, new styles all sizes,
ernoon the first performance of "Dr Bill"
will be given.
Interesting- Baking- Demonstration.
Mlas Margarulte Moore, the expert cook,
whose great talents In scientific cooking
are so well known to Omaha's best families,
is, for the present demonstrating with!
Bennett's Excelsior Flour, through the New
Dangler One Minute Gaa Range, In base
ment. Every housekeeper and everybody
interested in scientific cooking Is Invited
to this free demonstration. Hardware Sec
tion, basement. The Bennett Company.
Appeal la Dismissed.
A mandate has just been handed down
from the United States circuit court of
appeals for the Eighth district dismissing
. Mfe Insurance company In a
suit brought for a 6,w0policy on the life
of her nuNband. Henry C. Lefler of BouMi
Omaha. 1 ho case was tried In the T-nlted
States circuit court for the Nebraska dlH-
L'i.?J?d v)udBmprf ,v" against the
plaintiff, from which judgment the plain
tiff appealed. The mandate Just now
handed down affirms the Judgment of the
" rl """i nu ammisses me
mala 10 ine plaintiff.
Railway Notes aad Personal.
Ben T. White, attorney for tha North
western, has gone to Chicago.
The Milwaukee has anounced a low
homeseekers' rato for North and South
Dakota for each Tuesday. A rate of One
fare plus $2 haa been put In to assist pros
pective settlers to that region.
Travel to the west la heavy through tha
Omaha stations. Both the Union and tha
Burlington stations ara filled with tourists
who are hoslenins to taxe advantage of
the low rates to the weat. Travel to the
east also is picking up, many easterners
returning from California, where they have
been banking In the warm sunshine during
the winter months.
A car of the Industrial department of tha
MlHsouri Paciflo railroad waa at Union
station Friday morning, leaving early for
a trip over the lines of the state to exhibit
to the people of Nebraska the wonderful
resources of the southern territory througli
which this road runs. It contained a
wonderful exhibit of the products of the
oils as well sa a large exhibit of the mineral
resources of Missouri. Apples and pears
of Missouri were ahown and the fruit pro
ducts of Arkansas and other states reached
by the Missouri Pacific In the south.
Now York, N. Y.
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