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THE BKE: OMAHA. FRIDAY. MAY 7, 100a.
GOES TO PEN 10 SAVE NAME
NebrMk&a Acclpti Seven-Year Term 1
Either Than Beimirch Family.
INHOCENT OF CRIME ACCUSED OF
Mmm im Omaha Jail at Tlsne ike Of
The New Brandeis Theater
PETERS MILL IS BURNED
Great Sale of Lilllc Boys' Wash Suits
Alfalfa Food Plant in South Omaha
fense far Whlrh He Wu ten
lrten Wm Committed la
( You'v. heard of that blood-tingling meliv
drama. "Too Proud., to Beg," well, here la
a mat to It.
J. H. Davit, a "Nebraska man ha been
sentenced to a term of seven years In th
Oeorgia penitentiary for a crime of which
ne is, innocent. .- .
The charge against ftavla Is forging a
Vnlted States pontnl rder and obtaining
the money thereon. He was arrested, tried
and (Jonvlcted and sentenced at Atlanta,
(t In April for thq crime, which It la
alleged was committed1 December 22. 100(1.
At the time of the alleged commission of
the crime. Davis waa a federal prisoner In
the Ttougias county Jail, under Indictment
for using the malls for the purposes to
defraild. The chartre' against him was for
advertising for agents of different doaorlp
tlons and requiring them to put tip a little
advanre money to he assured of the Jobs.
He wsa arrested In Omaha In September
by the t'nlted Btnte authorities and was
later Indicted. He entered a plea of guilty
October 81. 1fns. and asked that his sentence
be so, made that It would terminate on
January 1. I!09. as he then Intendod to turn
over a new leaf.- vludge TV. H-. Munger
accepted the plea and passed sentence ac
cordingly. Davis ' waaVthereupon released
from Jail on January 1. lflns.
Meets Homer Morris.
Vhlfi In Jail he- became acquainted with
Hornet Morris, who Is still In the Douglas
count Jail awaiting trial In the federal
courts' for robbery of the Walthill. Neb.,
postofite. Davis and Morris became great
chums, and It appears that Davis, deluded
himself Into the belief that he wss as
sociated with Morris In the Walthill rob
ben', a delusion, wholly.
Vpoa his release from Jail, Davis re
mained about Omaha for several days and
then went south. His former home was In
Mississippi and he Is a member of a prom
inent family in that state, his name of
Davis, being an alias.
Dav(s went to work early' In the spring
In Atlanta and, being comparatively un
known there, was -arrested on the forged
money order charge. He was too proud
to let lils people know of his trouble and
only after he was sentenced to seven years
In tntf penitentiary ,dld he make himself
known to them.
He endeavored to puj up an alibi and In
this effort, declared that he waa wanted
In Nebraska for the Walthill postofflce
robbery,. and that he was In the Dougfas
countyalKln Omaha In December, when
the alleged njorteif twdeV tprgery waa com
mitted; ""- , f
Word was' 'sent? td' Orrfaha to aacertaln
whether he was' wanted here for the
Walthill affair and a negative reply was
sent. ". V ' . ' '
This was taksn as an evidence that the
alibi had failed and so Davis was sent
to the Georgia penitentiary. His people.
In the aleanwlilte, -knowing that he could
prove ff". alibi, senf a Representative to,
Omkhaia. few day ago .to make the neces
sary Inaulriefi and the'iireaults established
the alibi perfectly, through the records of
the irnlted Jrates wuvrshal's office, the
federal court records, and t lie records of
thrtJDojglns county Jail.
POLICEMAN GETS MARRIED
llell tV-' Hlehr" Patrolman, Takes
i Miss Mamie- Williams' for
Del: O. Hich, a patrolman on the police
force, was married Wednesday evening- .o
Mlsg Mamie Williams.
K&ry officer of ' the- police . department
tooK, lime enough Thursday to "call up"
the J new member of the married men's
union and extend their hearty congratula
tions to the .couple along with, a lot of
The marriage retejnony was performed
at St. Joseph's church. Seventeenth and
Cent'er streets, by Father Paclflcus. The
wedding party then adjourned to the home
of the bride' father, S01S South Twenty
fourth street, where a reception was held.
This event waa. further celebrated by some
of the guests, who took the same car Mr.
and Jtfrs. Rich did when they went home to
thelc new", residence.' 3527 North Twenty -nlnttf
street. Two gigantic cowbells and
several pecks of rice contributed to the
details of the congratulations, and a China
man who happened o be on the same car
also participated In the' rice throwing at
the Invitation" of the merrymakers.
LOSS IS PLACED AT $31,000
Building That Will House Theater and Contain Nearly v Office Hooms, at Seven
teenth and Douglas Streets; Eight 8iorles High, to be Completed and Occupied by
January 1, 1910.
Where Are the
Street F u hers?
Did They Get Lost in the Shuffle
and Excitement of Electing
Where are the new street flushers?
That Is what 167,000 people of Omaha
wanted to know Thursday when dust blew
not only In the "bad man's eye," but in
the eyes of the Just and unjust alike.
With a lot 6f ceremony the new street
flushers were brought out when they ar
rived a few weeks ago 'and shown to the
people. The street department even al
lowed them to perform once. Then they
were taken back to the barns and business
men who have been watching for some
time to see them again, say they have not
been out. .... ,
Letters of inquiry about the flushers have
been prepared by the municipal affairs
committee of the Commercial club, which
committee was so proud of the new flush
ers when they arrived that David Cole, the
chairman, bought a' new spring' suit and hat
of delicate fabric-, thinking he could wear
the outfit on the streets In' the future. But
Thursday he appeared in "Fish" brand
Members of the Commercial club' suggest
that street sprinkling be discontinued when
the mayor appoints his new street com
missioner. They believe that with the new
flushers sprinkling should1 not be neces-
fary. Many of the business men are of the
opinion that sprinkling' is a lazy way of
keeping dust from blowing, t'Just as' bad as
a housekeeper sweeping dirt under the
piano to keep it from showing.
But election la over.
', v V
Bring Bank Clearings Up to a Gain
of Million Dollars a
The warm weather has set business of
Omaha and the surrounding territory to
opening up at such a lively rate that the
bank clearings for the last two days have
showed a clear gain over the correspond
ing days of last year of about 1 1,000, 000 a
day. Omaha Is attracting the attention rf
the business world in many ways of late,
tiie bank clearings gain leading the coun
try and the price of wheat setting a clip
which Is hard to follow.
Many weak, nervous .women have been
restored to health by Foley's Kidney Rem
edy, as it stimulates the kidneys o they
will eliminate the waste matter from the
blood. Impurities depress the nerves, caus
ing nervous .exhaustion and other ailments.
Commence today and you will soon be well.
Pleasant to take. For sale by all druggists.
.The pure silk fabric is made in
.cur factory made m our. dur
The double tips are famous as
the tips that outwear the gloves.
The fit is perfection, as millions of
And the guarantee found in every pair
The exquisite finish is due to
50 operations, through which
every Hayser glove goes.
Ail this has come through
2 S year of experience.
There are no other gloves
which compare wi(b them.
These 'are the gloves
which all women want.
for they cost no more
than the common.
So look in the hem
see that "Kayser" is
there. That is the only
way to be sure of the
Short Silk Cloves
SOc, 7Sc $lJ0O.tUS
Loag Sflk Cloves
7c1.0O, II .25, 11J0
CO. . . . .
NEW YORK .
Two Men Flight
in Police Court
Jackson and J. L. Gaines, Col
ored, Mix It in Presence of
Two colored. men of the Third
wurd'had a fight In the clerk's office of
police 'court during the court session
Thursday mornlrg. and Ole Jackson of lllfl
Davenport street, was arrested, tried for
assault and battery, found guilty and
fined $28 and costs, all within five min
ute. James I.. Gaines, proprietor of a
colored men's club at SO South Thirteenth
street, and reputed to be one of the wealth
iest colored men In Omaha, was the other
patty to the case.
The furnishing of a bond for the release
of A. E. Harris, a Rome hotel waiter, who
was arrested In connection with n stab
bing Wednesday night, was the origin of
the trouble. Both Gaines and Jackson
often provide bond money or sign ball
bonds for members of their own race who
get Into Jail.
Police court waa. In session at the time,
but the court room was speedily emptied
when the spectators heard Mrs. Gaines
scream when her husband was knocked
While furnishing a bond, this time for
his own release, Jackson was stopped and
taken Into cout. where he was fined. He
told Judge Crawford he had nothing to
say. as "It wouldn't do any good and he
hadn't been given a chance to prepare for
the trial." Gaines and the court clerk
testified as to the assault. Jackson gave
notice that he would appeal the case. '
DOLLAR PIANO. PURCHASE
Srhmoller A Mueller Piano Co. Close
the Largest Slnicle Contract for
Pianos Ever Placed by a.
This enterprising firm hss clearly dem
onstrated its faith In the return of pros
perity when It closed during the last week
what Is said to be the largest single order
for pianos ever placed at one time by any
piano house In the west. Recently Mr.
William H. Hchmoller, president of the
company, made a tour through the east,
the prime object of hlch was to secure a
supply of pianos for the Omaha store and
for the four branch stores of this com
pany located at Council Bluffs, Lincoln,
South Omaha and Sioux City. Owing to
the fact that manufacturing circles In the
east have not as yet fully recovered from
the panic of 1907, It was soon evident that
this order could be placed and the Im
mense stock of pianos secured at much
lower prices than has heretofore been pos
sible. As a matter of fact, when It be
came known that this was to be a strictly
spot cash deal, various manufacturers
clamoured fur the privilege of landing the
contract, it was finally decided to entrust
the filling of the order to the manufac
turer best equipped for turning out the
pianos and delivering them with the least
possible delay. It was also a fortunate
coincidence that the lowest prices were of
fered by the Urgent piano manufacturer
In the United States, which prices wers
accepted by the Sehmoller & Mueller
Piano company, with the understanding
that delivery was to commence imme
diately and to be continued until the en
tire order had been filled. Several cars
were Immediately loaded and shipped to
Omaha, which arrived Saturday last
Another shipment Is In transit and others
will follow. Such evidence of confidence
In existing conditions and In the stahiy
and the prosperity of this city and of the
west will surely be rewarded when piano
buyers are fully Informed of the details
surrounding Ibis purchase. The columns
of this paper are being used extensively
In featuring the terms and prices placed
on these pianos at the present time.
Heavy Insurance Waa Carried M. C.
Peters Will Demand Better Fire
Proteetlon Before Rebuild
ing His Mill.
Nine of the eleven buildings of the .M. i
C. Peters Alfalfa Food Product company
were totally destroyed by fire between 8
ttnd g n clock inursuay morning.
The firm csrried $M,( Insurance and Mr.
Peters said he was sure that would cover
his entire loss, which will be adjusted at
once, without any loss to the company.
The mills are sltusted at Twenty-ninth
and B streets, South Omaha. The origin of
the fire is unexplained.
The fire was first noticed about o'clock.
Under the high north wind the lnflsmmable
buildings and the more Inflammable
stock within ten minutes created an un
controllable furnace of fire. Flumes
streamd up ICO feet In the air and the
northern section of South Omaha was
showered with blazing cinders. Four sec
ondary fires were started In the nearer
buildings from this cause. The residents
were alert, however, and none proved
Three Omaha companies and the South
Omaha departments were soon at hand,
but owing to the wind and the nature of
the buildings and stock were powerless.
Wind Fnns the Flames.
Under the hirh north wind prevailing
the fire raged from the moment of Its
The fire had an unexplained origin In the
extreme northwest corner of the plant and
on gaining headway It had all the big plant
before It. Through the length of this It
swept with inrredllble rapidity. All the
buildings were of frame construction pro
tected by a covering of corrugated iron.
Three of the nine were filled with hay.
Two freight cars on the unloading track
were also consumed.
Tow pressure In the water mains, no fire
engine nearer than Omaha, and the wide
radius of the reaching flames made fire
fighting impossible. The attention of the
companies waa directed to the protection of
the smaller buildings partly out of range of
M. C. Peters was notified early and ar
rived in his automobile from his Omaha
home when the fire was at Its height.
His first question was: "Are the men all
out of the mill?" He waa relieved to be
assured they were.
The thing which seemed to agitate him
most was at seclnrf the men standing as
close to the fire as human endurance would
permit trying to throw the stream on the
buildings, while the pressure was so weak
that the stream fell short of any effect.
Wants Fire Prot-otlon.
"Well, before I rebuild here I will have
to be assured a better protection than we
hae had since locating In South Omaha,"
said Mr. Peters.
"The stock 1 held entirely by Omaha
men and although the company has re
ceived many flattering offers. I think there
la no doubt the plant, will be rebuilt on
the old site. The plans for rebuilding will
have to be held up until several matters
are considered. The grain elevators have
offered to handle, any part of the business
they could fol ui and -some of the Job
bers have extended every courtesy they
could provide." " '
The most hooeful .ttf, ht flr was
expressed by, one ef the workmen, who
said: ' '
"Now the plant can be built In accord
with the development of th company."
The company began in a small way over
three years ago. and the first buildings
erected were soon outgrown. Since that
time two or three buildings a year have
been added. This kind of construction
sacrificed considerable of the convenience
of a commodious structure and spread the
I plant over a wide space.
The company had been on the point of
beginning new Improvements. A large new
boiler for the plant was received and lay
on the car waiting for unloading. The fires
of the boilers, as evidenced by the smo-e-stack.
burned steadily throughout the con
flagration and some fear was expressed
lest they should explode. The fear was
that the safety valves would be obstructed
by falling debris.
Before building the present plant Mr.
Peters was manager of the Bemts Bag
company and It is rumored that plans were
under way to start the manufacture of
bags In connection with the plant. It is
thought these plans will be carried out In
the new structure.
Mr. Peters said he had rush orders for
fully 100 cars of his product which he
could not fill. It will require fully three
months to adjust the losses and erect the
new plant If such a course is decided on.
Boy's $1.50 and $2 Russian Sailor Blouse ages 2 1-2 to 10 Years
Galateas, madras cloth and gingham, in Rus
sian or sailor styles; wash suits that wash and
guaranteed colors, just the suits jfa
Boys' Base Ball
cap, belt, com
for warmer weather, actually
$l..E0 and 12.00 values, at
Boys' $3.50 Wash Suits at $1.98
Finest importetl washable (Jalatoas
and FitiKlisli olieviots Kus- $198
sian;ind sailor styles, at
ra e a ara it a
Boys' $1.50 Corduroy Pants at 65c
Serviceable Cordurov Knickerbocker
Pants, apes C to IT) they
stand for anything; pair. . .
Advance Notice of a Saturday Sale
A TRIUMPH FOR BRANDEIS' CASH.
immense lots nougni irom nasieiii iimiuunviuiuo m i.t
cash figure. Suits arc strictly high grade and this season's newest styles.
All the Men's Suits, worth up
All the Men's Suits, worth up
All the Men's Suit
DER SCHUDGE 'TELLS WHY
BREEN LOST OUT FOR MAYOR
"Vfifr Had a Case In Mr Cor,"
) l.Htl Blaiuarck
Vrr fiohudjes has lr explaining of wliy
John Paul Fie-n was heated Uy der unw
punrher. This is what William Altstarlt. Justice of
the peace, offers as consolation to the re
publican, in Ills gnotl natured wav.
"Well." says Utile Bismarck, "it is easy
xplaining. KVr Instance, Mister Breen
has been in Omaha a long time, lie has
no bltf family Jo boost for him. Ona of
Jim's good friends Is all the school child
ren and newsboys in town. Hs likes child
ren and has some of his own. Is even a
grandfather. Breen ought to be a grand
father before he. runs much mora.
"But that is not all. He's a lawyer
and some think he Is a good one. Well,
that may be, but he's been in Omaha
something like eleven years, to 'my per
sonal knowledge, and he has never had a
case In my coart. That ain't no good
recommendation for a lawyer."
OFFICERS OF LOYAL LEGION
General f'nlver of Mllford la F.leoleil
Commander of (he .Nebraska
The annual meeting of the Nebraska
commandery of the Ixnal Legion was held
Wednesday evening and these officers
elected for the year:
Commander General J. H. Culver, Mil
ford. Senior Vice ("Vim ma nder Captain P. l.
Junior Vice Commander Lieutenant 8.
B. Jones of Omaha.
Recorder Lieutenant Frank B. Bryant of
Registrar Captain J. J. Mercer of
Treasurer Lieutenant Kdward I'pdlke of
I 'hiiplain ftev. L. A. Arthur of Grajd I
Chancellor Lieutenant O. A. Abbott of i
i Grand Island.
t nuni ll L. Crxunse of Omaha. J. II. Mc
Clay of Lincoln, H. B. fjawrence of Omaha,
Arthur McNamara of North Platte and C
8 Montgomery of Omaha.
Following the business meeting, which
was held at 6 o'clock, the members of
the commandery proceeded to Hanson's
cafe to enjoy the annual dinner of the or
ganization. General J. H. Culver acted as
toastmaster. Informal addresses were de
livered by J. B. Pinsniore of Sutton, C. S.
Montgomery of Omaha, 8. B. Jones of
Omaha. F. B. LawTence of Omaha and
others. The attendance n; b'lli the busi
ness meeting and dlnm-t one of the
best held by the mini 'n recent
years. The affairs o' let- were
shown to be in the be; and the
A Viper In the Btomarh
is dyspepsia, complicated with liver and
kidney trouldcs. FJectrle Bitters help all
such cases or no pay. 50c For sal by
Beaton Prug Co.
The care of
is an art
BRAE-DEIS STORES OMAHA
s, worth up X
. $171 1
NEXT SATURDAY SS
We have planned this sale for months. It will be filled with the most extraordinary bar
gains in stunning waists ever shown at a sale.
50c for the $1.00 Waists.
69c for the $1.50 Waists.
98c for the $2.50 Waists. I ! for thk $.vq waists.
!. ami $:t..V for the Silk. 1
$1.39 for the $3.50 Waists.
id Net Waists, worth up to $10.
SEE THE GREAT WINDOW DISPLAYS
"That's a Dandy Suit.
Whose is it?"
When you see a Young Man's suit that you call
a "dandy," it's an Ederheimer-Stein.
That name is on the label of the swellest clothes
For Ederheimer-Stein specialize in Young Men's
clothes. They've attained the top place in America.
They seem to have the cinch on cloth patterns
which Young Men like best.
They get the drape you want the fullness by
using 334 yards in each suit.
They get the swagger styles by searching the world
for ideas. And the workmanship is perfection.
For Ederheimer-Stein feature Young Men's suits.
Their whole trade and reputation depend on pleasing
the young fellows.
These superior clothes cost the same as the com
monplace. They give ten times the satisfaction. 1
And they keep their shape.
Come and see them. You can't find a Young
Man's suit in town that begins to compare with these.
J. L. BRANDEIS & SONS