Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1908)
Powered by OpenONI
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY. OCTOBEH 24. lm
REGISTER SOW OR LOSE VOTE
Saturday it Lait Day for Voter to
Qualify Thw Tear.
FIFTEEN THOUSAND MUST GET 15
Tha nil Fall t Reclatrr TkU
Tlate Will Pall t Vete aa
the Third Dar -
KeglstreUoa day; a meetings.
Color Bepnsllcaa Kally, Waehlagtom
Hall W. AUlson Iwnii; of ladlaaapolla
wUl ! principal speaker. A.. W. Jefferis,
candidate (or eoagTeea, wUl t)M apeak.
BUKDAT. OOTOBZB IS
Bennington, Qrothnsea XaUt Speakers,
A. W. Jefferis, T. A. KolUatar, W. T. Wap- j
pick and etkira.
TJBDAT, aOTIMBia 1
National Mali, Thirteenth and WUIiam
Straatai Itallaa meeting-; speakers, Frof.
Sotttraadi, S. O. Mag-gl and ethers.
Between li.000 and 15.000 voters In the I
city of Omaha have not registered. This
la tht way Frank Dewey, deputy county
clerk, and Harry Prlmeau, one of the as
sistants In the r'.iy clerk's office, figure It,
taking aa their basis the number at votes
oast In other elections. Saturday la the
lust day of registration and If all are regis
tered nearly aa many must register on thla
last day as registered on both the pre
ceding days. To be able to vole on
November 3. a voter must reglater.
In I'M) over .000 votes were cast In
Iougius county, the preponderance natur
ally having been cast In this city. The
lOO election waa not a presidential elec
tion, therefore It Is figured that not near
all tha legal voters cast their ballots at
that time. In addition to thla, the popula
tion has Increased and a number of young
men have become of legal age. In the
city election In the spring of 1906. 1S.0OO
votea were cast for mayor. Lesa than
lo.ono voters have registered.
The registration bootbs, fifty-four In
number, will open at ( o'clock Saturday
morning and remain open until In the
tvening. Three Judges and clerka .will be
jn hand at very booth. To help out In
congested precincts, tha republican and
, democratic committees will provide extra
I men to keep up the two extra books and
the list which the law requires to be pro
vided and posted In the windows of the
polling places. Five books have to be kept
and when three men have to do all of It
they fall behind In the work.
The regularly appointed registration
Judges and clerks will attend to the regis
tering of the voters, the city legil depart
ment stating that It will be perfectly law
ful for others to do the eatra work.
While the judges cannot be compelled to
keep the polling places open after O'clock.
they can register all who are In the room
at that hour. Thla waa refused by judges
In some of the placea the last time, who
believed that It would not be legal to reg
later a voter after t o'clock.
"Not only should a man reglater so aa
to exercise hla right of ctllsenshtp and
vote," aald Deputy Clerk Dewey, "but he
should reglater ao aa to ahow the city's
population. Any number of men from the
east figure the population of a city by
the number of votea cast. Purchasers of
bonds ask me the population of Omaha. I
say 150.009. Then they ask how many votes
w cast at the laat election. I tell them
,. Then they multiply thla by five and
find that we have but 100,000 people."
A, republican rally has been arranged for
Saturday night at Washington hall fur the
inlored voters of Omaha and their friends.
W. Allison Bweeney, the noted colored
oratur and editor of the Freeman of In
dianapolis, will be the principal spesker.
The women are especially Invited to be
present. A. W. Jofferla and other candi
dates will also address the meeting.
OMAHA. Oct. 12. To the Editor of The
lite: I notice that you have had much to
say In your political columns about Frank
Hansom and Ed Howell, democratic candl
tlutes for tho state set ate. You have re-
peatedly exp-wd their recoids in the legis
lature, showing that they engineered for
th rallre-ads the pessge cf a measure
which prevented tsxation of railroad ter
minals and then you nmkc implied critic
Ism of the World-Herald and democratic
leaders for defending such men and having
them upon the democratic legislative ticket.
I agree with your criticism of these men
and their political records, but I take ex
ception to your Implied criticism of the
party organ and some of ths party leaders,
upon whom you seek to fix the responsi
bility tor these men's nominations. 1 re
sent the Imputation, and In answer defy
you to point to a single utterance of the
World-Herald of either Rrom or Howell
or In appeal for votea for them. The fact
Is that the World-Herald la not defending
these mrn and Mr. Hitchcock la not stulti
fying himself by asking a single democrat
to vote for them. He has no more use for
them politically than you have, and ha
knows it would be political suicide for Mm
to offer a defense of their records In the
legislature or make an appeal for votea
for them And, as for tl.e rarJc and file
of democrats In Douglas county, I want
to assure you, sir, that they do not be
lieve In these men and will not support
them. I challenge your attention to tho
election returna for my vindication.
A BRYAN-HITCHCOCK DEMOCRAT.
This letter, anonymous except for the
algnature which appears above, has been
received by The Bee. It confirms a rumor
that has been current for aome time to
the effect that Mr. Hltchccck had silently
refused to embarrass his own candidacy
by going to tha aid of Howell and Ran
som, the two railroad senatora of 1897, who
alapped Omaha and other cities In the face
with the anti-terminal taxation law. There
are many democrats who talk just as this
man writea, but those who are candid about
the situation, admit that the necessity
of a party organ to refrain from advocating
the election of certain leading candidates
of Its party menaces tha general result of
the election for the democrats. And yet,
they ask, why should Mr. Hitchcock hatard
his own chances of success by treading on
such dangerous ground aa trying te defend
two such notorious corporation politicians?
Througn an "oversight. as explained
by Joe Butler, the Jlmocrats have not
only offended the Jackaonlans, but have
allerutted the affections and support of
the old Una democrats, the war horses of
This was done In the appointment of
members of the reception committee when
Mt. Bryan spoke in Omaha laat Saturday.
Young democrats, mostly all Jima, were
appointed on the committee to the ex
clusion of the Jacks, with the i exception
of one man, and also to the exclusion of
the fathers of the local democracy.
In consequence cf .this "oversight" there
Is trouble In the democratic headquarters
and Tom Flynn, chairman, is sending out
hla cohorts In all direction to try to patch
up the differences and explain away the
Three hundred and ninety-three names
were placed on the reception committee,
but In the long list the Jlmocrats did not
find room for the names of Judge Doane,
John F. Coad. Euclid Martin, Ed P. Smith,
John Powera, Harry P. Deuel, Ed P.
Bergman and others prominent in tho
councils of the party In the daya before
Mayor Jim arose on the democratic
The slight Is felt by tha men who have
tried to keep the party in the straight and
narrow path, and they aro not slow in de
nouncing the men who are temporarily in
power in the party.
Tha aop thrown to the Jacka by the
Jima in the appointment of Conatantlne J.
Smyth on the committee had no concilia
tory effect, for the reason that Conatan
tlne J. ta out of the city, haa been since
October 7 and will be until November 1.
The Jlmocrats knew that Mr. Smyth was
not in town when they put his name on
C. It. Waldron of Omaha, who haa been
out In the state organizing ' republican
clubs, has thla to say of the situation:
"A trip through a considerable portion
of the state has fully convinced me that
the predicted landslide In Nebraska for
Bryan la but an assertion, unfounded, un
supported. A good republican majority Is
Inevitable. The state Is too well-to-do, the
farmers enjoying too great a measure of
prosperity, the laboring men are making
too good wagea to trust their fortunes to
a new and untried democratic administra
tion. "So marked has been this feeling of con
tentment that until the last meek or two
the business of politics has concerned tht
people but little. Political apathy haa pre
vailed, but l ow as election draws near
they are awakening. Republicans every
where are laboring or organizing.
"Even democrats predict the re-election
of Governor Sheldon. His sterling char
acter and many promises fulfilled by deeds
done have won for him a place In the
hearts of Nebraskana, regardless of poli
tics, which no partlcan admonitions can
No other meduine for Woman1!
Ilia In the world haa received such
wide-spread and unqualified en
dorsement as has I.ydia E. Ilnk
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from native root and herbs.
No other medicine has such a
record of success for woman's dis
eases, or such hosts of grateful
friends as has Lydla . Finkham'i
For more than SO years it has been
the- standard remedy for feminine
ills, Inflammation, Ulceration, and
consequent Spinal Weakness.
It has relieved more cases of Back
ache and Local Weaknesses than
any other one remedy. It dissolves
and expels tumors in an early stag
Irregularities and periodic paina,
Weakness of the Stomach, Indiges
tion, Bloating, Nervous Prostration,
it. jieaaAcne.uenersi jDUity,quiciiij
l' yield to it; also deranged organs,
causing pain, dragging sensations
r Via s Irtish a 1'iwIa elt ivMim.
stances it acts in harmony with the)
It removes that wearing feeling,
xtreme lassitude, u don't care "and
Lfsf "want to-be left -alone" feeling,
1 1 f xciubility. imtability.nenrousness,
I 4T iirziness faintness. sleeplessness.
V 1 flatulencv.nielancholy orthe-blues.-
II These ai'v indications of Feminine
' dLsordera, which this medicine over
1 ; 1 comes as v eil as slight derangement
I i of the Kidnevs of either sex.
Vf,..i, H'li.mrK sick and want to
tfet well should refuse to accent any
substitute for Ijrdi E. Unkhamfr
m) . 1
i; S .' ,
N ' t J,.:-.- , . y
, U ,
CORRECT DRESS FOR MEN AND DOYS
Swell O'coats at
Step in and try on any
or all of the new styles.
We've many fresh ideas
toshow you, and weshall
take pleasure in doing it.
tiful or luxuri
offered to the
here for your
and you will
that is new
while our va
riety is large
very low. We
last and all
the time on
the superiority of material, style and
workmanship, and you will appre
ciate the excellence of our overcoats
more fully after you have worn the
coat a few months.
CHOICE, WARM COATS
$15,18,$20, $22L,$25,$30 Etc.
ir 1 - l
i j j n . i
li rl 1
We have distanced all
competition, and that's no
We are determined to
make it difficult for any
one to pick a flaw in our
c i o t n l n g
stock. A care
you what it
is possible to
Every little detail and every stitch shows the touch of the master
tailor in our garments. Xo hurried work no skimping nothing
slighted. This is why our garments fit so perfectly and hold their
shape so much longer and better than any other kinds.
Name your price from $7.50 to $40.00 and we'll more than meet
your expectations at every point. Our Douglas St. QA AA
windows with their display of handsome suits at Jl)m7UU
show you just how much a little money will buy here. At most
stores suits of this character would be considered "grand bargains"
at $12.00 and $13.00, but while they last our price will be
$9.00 Per Suit
Don't let the boy go cold when you can choote
from a fine collection of stylish, serviceable over
S2.50 and Upward
We make Uniforms
of every description
We mak a careful study of children's rloth-a and are showing
a wonderfully strong line of clothes for little men in Knicker
bocker pants suits; double breasted and Norfolk styles, for
boys from 7 to 16 years, at
And for little fellows S to 8 yeara old we have the most Ktunnlnu creation of
Kusstan, uuater Drown ann sailor Mouse suits imaginable. Kotn linen are
composed of cheviot, casslinerea and worsteds. In all the rea
son's newest colorings, also the old reliable navy blue aerge.
After seeing this great assortment of chlldren'a clothea you
will admit they ars the best you ever saw for
X3i'Ul iiiirn ore
Boys' Sweater Coats. J1.00, 91.25 and 11.50, in
all the different varieties and combinations of col
orings. Men's Sweater Coats
$1 00 to $5.03
Make the Unfer
wear Change Here
DO NOT INVITE DISASTER
H. H. Baldrifre Stakes Stirring Appeal
to Eighth and Ninth Ward Voters.
REPUBLICANS ON BIGHT 'SIDE
DEMOCRAT. BUT NOT BRYANIC
Grand Kaplds Man, Rairbos, (anaot
Staad for h Peerle.s
"I am a democrat, but not a Bryan dem
ocrat," declared I.ee M. Mulclilns of Grand
Rapids, one of the best known business
men In Michigan and a long-time director
of tha National Association of Credit Men.
"I admtr Uryan a little and believe hlra
fairly sincere, but no buMness man has any
confidence In his Judgment. His vagarlta
are too numerous and disconcerting.
"He has no chance whatever in Michi
gan. The Wolverine state will go for Taft
by anywhere from 40,OiO to S0,O This Is,
humanly speaking, absolutely certain. The
only vote In the state which la uncertain
la that of aome unemployed, and of these
aome have already voted the democratic
ticket and others will vote for Taft in the
conviction that with the Ohloan'a election
they will be much more likely to get work."
The announcement here by Mr. Hutchlna
comes on the heels of a similar declaration
In Chicago by Prank If. Jonea, a leading
banker there, and llko tha Michigan man,
a former democrat.
'I waa in Denver when Bryaa came In
there recently." said A. W. Hunt, a Chl
cago traveling man, In the lobby of the
Pazton. "There were not i.000 people at
the station to meet him, although the hour
of his arrival had been well adverttaed.
A faithful few accompanied him to the
Oaford hotel and there he stood aome time
In the lobby. There were not more than
fifty men around him. Three different
times soma one cried "Hurrah for Bryan,"
and aa often there waa no response. It
waa an absolute frost and almost pathetic
In Ita way."
Mr. Hunt is a former New Tork City
resident and la a personal friend of Theo
dore Kooaevelt and belonged yeara age
to the same district club aa the f resident.
W. Allison Sweeney Delivers ItoualnK
Speech to Members of Own Race
Before Forakrr Colored
"The party In power has the opportunity
of taking either side of a new questlor
which comes up and as the republican party
has been In power many years it has taken
the right side and thus forced the demo
cratic party to take the wrong side nearly
always," aald H. H. Baldrige at a rousing
Joint "meeting of the Eighth and Nint!
Ward Republican cluba itt the hall at
Twenty-second and, Cuming streets Thurs
"The republican party is the party of
construction while the democratic party 1
the party of destruction. The republican
party is the party of legislation while th'
democratic party Is the party of agltatkn
The democratic party haa been wrong or
most Issues which have come before th
people. It Is Indeed fortunate for tlii
LoeiklaaT for S Bananas'.
The lawyer was drawing up aid Furrow's
"I hereby bequeath all my property to
my mife," dictated the aun of the soil. "Got
"Wa.M answered t!ie Uwyer.
"On condition that ane marrlea agin
ai'liln a year."
The U-gal light aat hack pussled.
- not iiyr he asked.
! "H-m aue." v as th -nly. "I want somt
1 tx-Jy I j uk aur.y 1 U:.d." fuck
A COMPLETE FOOD
C A Highest Awards in
-) Europe and America
U. 8. fat. Office
A medical writer says:
Baker's pure cocoa acts as
a gentle stimulant, invigorat
ing and correcting the action
of the digestive organs, fur
nishing the body with some
of the purest elements of
Walter Baker & Co., Lti
Iab.she4 J780. 6GKUEJTU, MAS1
country that the things which W. J.
Bryan has espoused have not been put into
effect, for dlsanter would have been aure
to follow. The calamities from which the
country has been saved by 'letting the
people rule' and voting down Mr. Bryan
are free trade, free silver nnd Imperial
ism and government ownership of railroad".
"The republican party legislatea for all
classes and It is an Improper argument for
Mr. Bryan to try to array one class
against another In this country.
"Mr. Bryan's mind runs along theoretical
lines which. If put In practice, would bring
calamity upon the people."
Mr. Baldrige spoke In behalf of the legis
lative ticket and for Mr. Jeffuris. showing
that under republican administration the
public utility corpc rations were now pay
ing one-fifth of the tax of the city whereas
In 1W0 they paid but one-fourteenth of
.the tax. ,
Stay with l-arty that Is Right.
"Stay with the party which is right and
does the most good for the country and
do not be led astray by false arguments,"
said John L. Kennedy, former congress
man from this district. "The democratic
party has abandoned policy after policy j
until today it does not know where It
In speaking of tne subject of home rule
Mr. Kennedy, who Is a member of the
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners,
.-.aid that he waa In favor of home rule
and of electing the members of the board
1 iy the vote of the people ai their re
sponsibility would be direct and so the
people could settle with them for their
acts. He said he waa perfectly willing to
be legislated out of office by an amend
ment to the charter to that effect.
Cm the question of bank guaranty Mr.
Kennedy said the people of the prosperous
west were not willing to have their banks
coupled up with the giant Institutions of
Wall street engaged In promotion and
speculation. He said that It the banks
had to stand together In gunranteelng
losses they would sIho get together In
sh axing profits and would fix the ratea for
depositors and borrowers and would have
combination Instead of competition.
"A. W. Jefferls should be elected so l
would not be necessary for Omaha to go
to a resident of Kearney or Iincoln to
get what it Is entitled to," added Mr.
Kennedy. "Thla la too important a dis
trict not to be represented and have some
thing to say concerning legislation effect
ing the western coupry."
Who la Colored Man's Friend f
"Dn't underestimate the value of your
suffrage," said W. Allison Sweeney, editor
of the Indianapolis Freeman, in addressing
the Foraker (colored) club at Idlewild hall
Thursday night. "You don't realise the
value of your vote to the man who ta ask
ing for It,
"The republican party Is all right. It has
been right since the time of John Brown
and Lincoln. The thinga that fitted n
twenty-five years ago don't fit in now. Men
die. great leaders may go astray and turn
back the Issues that hava made them, but
tho principles of the party live forever. I
am going to vote the republican ticket and
help to elect W. H. Taft .of Ohio, because
of tha difference between the two parties.
Wo are an Integral factor in thla common
wealth and the same argument which might
Induce a white man for Bryan cannot in
"The history of tha country aa it is
recorded tells us that one party haa always
been against us and the other has alwaya
been with us. and that party Is tha republi
can party. It Is enough for us to look back
at the record and see who has alwaya bctu
our friend. Through the dark days of our
race we have always had our friends, but
they have always been In the republican
party. Legislation of every kind in every
state for our benefit haa been assailed by
the voice of the democratic party. Every
gate that haa been closed against us has
been closed by the democratic party.
"What standing would yo have if God,
acting through the republican party, had
not whipped the democratic party and given
you a chance to men?"
! looks noon ix the soi th platte
Olrott I'ayne I'leaaed with What He
8 aw on Trip.
"The South Tlatte country looks fine for
Taft," said Olcolt Payne, repreaentatlve of
the national headquarters of the National
Ltague of Republican Cluba, who returned
to Omaha Thursday night from a trip
through the state. "The republicans of
j York county are working hard and appesr
to have a better organisation than any
other county In the state. The farmers In
! that section, who cast the bulk of the vote,
feel that conditions have been too prosper
ous to Justify them in taking any chances
by exper. meriting with Mr. Bryan's theories.
The campaign is a quiet one throughout tin
farming community, but the farmers realize
that to have these times continue it is nec
essary to have the eastern factories and
large Industrial centers prosperous, and
that Bryan's election must necessarily set
bark the reviving wave of Industrial ac
tivity that Is now succeeding the former
"It Is realized that If Mr. Bryan is
elected all the large ndustrial enter
prises, as well as new building and
construction work, will, except for sup.
plying the needs in a hand-to-mouth way,
wait until they see what Mr. Bryan will do
toward reducing the tariff, with the mone
tary system and other measures which he
advocates affecting our Industrial and com.
"It Is drifting to the farmers of Nebraska
that one of the arguments given out by the
democrats in the cast Is that the price of
pork and beef is too high and that und r
a democratic administration foodstuffs of
all kinds will be cheaper. If this argument
is given out as a reason why orle should
vote the democratic ticket in New York
City, it is a very strong reason why a
farmer should not vote the democratic
"There Is a strung disposition among the
rural communities to watcli the working of
the Oklahoma bank law for a year or two
and to let that state do the experimentlnd
and perfecting of that theory before risking
it here. They say their banks came through
the panic of last year without a failure
and there seems to be no reason to rush
this question. If it works out well and U
found to be of advantage It will be easy
to obtain the legislation from the stato
legislature. The farmer today ia getting
more conservative and ia willing to let
aomeone else experiment with such Impor
tant matters of banking, and, furthermore,
there is a growing feeling that it would
he wiser if any guaranty should be adapted
that the hanks of Nebraska alone should
be Included and not have to take chances
j on being affected by the failure of soma of
the enormous Wall street Instltutlona."
R6HARD & WILHELM
qiq.l6IS South leth Street
For several years we have been featuring specials for
Saturday only. Thousands have profited in the past l.y
these great bargains. "We continue our practice of offering
several items of Home Furnishings at ummial prices for
Saturday selling only.
The great number of items sold in this end of the week
day sale proves the ipularity of our Saturday Specials.
SPECIAL IN THE BASEMENT
Sure Gut Can Opener
Cutters are made of tempered steel. This Is without a douut the
best and most practical ran opener made. Can be used on either
round or square tins. Sells regularly for XOc. Saturday i
A new design, square top, square
edge and square legs. Top is 24x24,
solid oak golden flush. Sells at
$2.25. Saturday only.
WALL POCKET In golden oak or
mahogany finish, size 12 inches
deep, 17 Inches wide, sell for 6t2
each. Special Saturday 29
BKICA-imAC Odd pieces, Jap
anese Cups and Saucers, Vases,
PUturs Kramps finfllA QKoli
Steins. Tobacco jais, tejl at from 75c to 11.00 each. Your choice
Saturday, special, each 39
Pillow Top Tapestry Square?.
Sells up to $4.50 per yard.
Remnants of all grades and colorj.
2 4-Inch squares. Special. Saturday.
300 INGRAIN SAMPLES-(In Casement)
300 Ingrain samples used by our traveling men to show goods on the
road. Some are slightly soiled, regular price of these good 50c to
He. All at one price, Saturday, each 10
SUIT CASE SPECIAL
In Trunk Dep't.
This beautiful full leather suit case,
linen lined with heavy straps all
around, very heavy steel frame, reg
ular price of this case $s.00; special
for Saturday only,
at, each . . . ,