Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 04, 1912, Page 3, Image 3

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Broom Man ObjecU to Action in
Governor's Absence.
Belief la Objeetloa te Essalerlaa:
Xur Coarlrts Will Be lasatls
(artorr WsrklBK CsaaHloaa
at PeaHeatiary.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May IWSpeclaD-Cllnton
R. Lm of the Lee Broom and Duster
company, met the members of the Board
of Public Lands and Buildings this
morning; to discuss matters connected
with the employment of priso nlabor
under the contract hla firm has with.
the state. Ever since the trouble at the
prison he has been employing from 1$
to ITS. vhereas bis contract calls for
SS dally and the state baa proffered
him that number, with the exception of
a few days followtns the trouble. Mr.
Lee has refused to take tbem, but de
nies the reason Is his company Is over
Mocked with manufactured roods. It
was to settle the question of employment
' that the meeting was called.
At the outset Mr. Lea, observing the
. presence cf newspaper men, asked If
the hearing was to be an open one
Being Informed by Land Commissioner
I Cowles, and backed up by the other
i members present, that it was, Mr. Lee
offered decided objections. The board
members asserted they had nothing to
conceal, but Lee Insisted that the news-
paper men misrepresented him and his
concern and wanted an executive session,
which the board declined to grant. Then
Mr. Lee took another tack and asked
that the meeting be postponed until
tomorrow afternoon, owing to the ab
sence from the city of Governor Aldrlch,
who Is a member of the board, and this
was granted. Incidentally Mr. Lee
fortified himself for the hearing by pay
ing on account of his con treat ts.or.,
which squares up tor January and Feb
ruary, leaving March and April still
due. It Is for these latter month that
the controversy arises over the charge
for time of convicts contracted for, but
not used by the firm.
Caaaltlems r satisfactory.
The hearing did not proceed far
j enough today to develop definitely what
. defense the contractor will offer for not
working the men. but from remarks
dropped at the meeting and elsewhere It
, Is thought his contention will be thai
conditions at the prison render It Im
practicable to work the full force and It
Is also understood that ha will claim the
present officials and guards, by reason
of their Inexperience render It unsafe and
that he cannot get foremen to supervise
the work and that working conditions
are therefore unsatisfactory. The board,
however. Insists there has never been a
time In th ehlstory of the prison when
discipline was better or as good and
there has never been so capable a set of
officials, taken as a whole, as now, and
that this Is particularly ture of the
guards, upon whom principally lies the
responsibility for handling the conviets
wrrile at work. Board members say they
will Insist on compliance with the, terms
of the contact sot only to safeguard the
financial Interests of the state, but for
the good of the prisoners.
Another matter, which la taking the
attention of the board at present Is the
proposed actldh of the stste against
the bondsmen of the contractor for the
building erected at the Norfolk hospital
for the Insane. The atate was compelled
to take over end finish the work and
the cost of this, added to what was paid
the contractor, was approximately tM.OM
more than the contract price of the
building. Former Treasurer Brian and
Former Secretary of State Junkln, who
were on the board at the time, have
been at the capital this week assisting
the present board to figure out the
amount the state Is out In order that
the suit may be brought.
The Board of Public I.ands and Build
ings Is advertising for bids for tlte erec
tion of a large barn on the state experi
mental farm at Curtis.
Half Minute Store Talk
( Here's something perhaps you've often
thought of- but It's doubtful if any o:ie. even
your shoemsn. has ever been able to explain
to you. "What la meant by the else of a
shoe?' "A siie is 1-1 of an inch. The
sn.allest sise is 0, infant's slse which ac
cording to an adopted standard is J Inches
long. They run up to It which is approxi
mately ft inches long. Men's sixes start
front there and each slse represents fe-lnch In
length. There is 4 -Inch difference between
widths. It is not known why or where this
slse standard was adopted. Our shoe stock
contains every slse and width a man or boy
FU-x To find better suits than ours is impossible
frft To find suits as good is a task
Have you seen our $15, $20, $25 suits
Until you have you cannot know bow good
and bow stylish Spring Suits, popularly priced,
ran be. Any color you want, any fabric and any
CENTRAL CTTT. Neb, May .-8ps-Osl.)
Claiming that be was ruthlessly
and carelessly run over by an automobile
driven at as unlawful rate of speed, Wil
liam Tlbbetts of this city has commenced
suit In the district court sgwmst Lee
Williams of Clarks. the driver and owner
of the automobile which be sass ran Mm
down. He alleges that his knee was so
badly twisted that It will cripple him
permanently and that two ribs were frac
tured. He asks Judgment for IMS.
Drlvlag dak Orsaalse at Plrkrell
Tlsa Fe. tea Killed at
Falls City.
BEATRICE, Neb, May l- Special.)
The Plckrell Driving and Sporting dub
wss organised last evening by the elec
tion of these officers: President. B. E.
Ridgley; vice president. John B. Beetem;
secretary, O. A. Roby; treasurer. C. P
Horn; board of trustees, O. L. Mumford,
Frank Williams. Bud Welser. Charles
Virion, Elmer Lawrence; superintendent
of speed. F. W. Mumford; base ball man
ager. Dr. A. Lee; superintendent of
grounds. M. F. Day. The old ball park
will be changed so that It can be used
for either bass ball or bone racing.
Among the Improvements will be a large
Tlm Fentoa. a former resident of Be
atrice, was killed at Falls City Tuesday
by being run over by a train. Fenton
was at one time employed as a brakeman
on the Union Pad fie route between Bea
trice and Valley. Neb. He left Beatrice
about a year ago and engaged In farm
ing near Salem. Neb. Later be entered
the employ of the Missouri Pacific .as
yard master at Falls City, where be met
bis death. His foot caught la a frog aol
be was unable to save alms'! Fentoa
wss 31 years of age and leaves a widow
and sos child. ,
The funeral of John K. Rammers, who
was killed by a bona at "Wy more Wednes
day, was bald yesterday from the Ganaas
Lutheran cbarch south of Wymora.
C. O. Hammstt. for nine years a resi
dent of Beatrice, died suddenly yesterday
morning of heart trouble. He was bora
In Marshall county, llnscas. May 1. 1st
and before coming to Beatrice resMed for
twenty-two years la Pawnee CT He Is
survived by his widow sad Ova children.
Tbe body will be taken ts Pawnee City
Saturday morning for Interment-
I price.
Our suits are as good as the best and better far than the average. They're the most reason
ably priced suits in town. They're sold in the largest, finest, most delightful clothing store in
the West, and under the most liberal guarantees that any one can devise. They're shown in
assortment fully double that of ordinary clothing stores. With these easily proven statements
in mind why flounder around in uncertainty instead of coming direct to the clothing store that
has the most right to sell you that Spring Suit?
Our $10 to $3S Trse Blue Serfe Suits Goarinteed
When you buy one you are assured against
faulty dyes and careless weaving and poor mak
ing. If it doesn't make good, we will. Any
thing fairer than that proposition?
Be Your Price $10, $40 or Any Price in Between
This store lias more claims to your patronage than any store in
town, because, we give you values that no other store can give. In
the showing no good style has been overlooked, yet, our buyer has
purposely overlooked every bat! style.
line of
Give Your Old Hat a Lay Off
Come in and buy one of our creasable, dentable, tilt
able, pinchable, any-way-you-want-to-wear-it spring
hats. Great line every hat a quality product.
51.50 to $10.00
Stetson's $3.50 up. The best $3 hat on earth.
How do you
like these
boys' suit
They, and scores
of o t hers are
here to choose
$2 to $10
Greatest Two-Pants Suit
Values on Earth
No Btore in town is able even to of
fer single pants suits as good at the
price. There is an ample range of
stzes, styles and rot
ors and it will profit
you much to see
Moderate prices al-
wanting to
wear the newest
style should
form the habit
of dropping in to
this store every
week or so to
look at the fur
nishiugs that ar
rive every now and then
ways prevailing.
Krench Cuffa. collars to match. .$1.00, $1.50, 92 t p
rialn or pleated, ruffs attached guaranteed
Silk 4-ln-hands, narrow or flowing ends, .Vic, 75c, 91
The most beautiful you ever saw. ...... .50c
All colors, fine and gauty 25c and BOc
Gauie weight, in all colora ,-. . .2 for 25c
Black, tan, gray and w hite 50c to 91.50
Great line of plain and fancy atrip effects
t 1.0O, 9 1. SO and up to 910.00
Lisle and 811k I. Isle, short sleeves, ankle and three
quarter lenctha 91.O0, $1.50, 92.50
Nainsook and linen, great stuff for warm weather,
at 91.00 to 9X0O
Kino Balnriggaa Hhltia and Drawers 25c and SOe a
.50 and 14
Men, Here's a Style Hint
No matter what clothes you wear, how good
or how stylish they may be, if you are not
well nhod you are not "dressed up." Our
.Spring linn is just bubbling over with classy
style and every pair is full of quality, made
for comfort and sure to prove the best shoes
you ever bought
$2.50, $3.50, $1.50, $5.00
Th Best Boys' Shoes in Town, $1.50 Up.
According to price and kind.
Central City Couple
Charges Fraud in
Real Estate Deal
CENTRAL CITT. Neb.. May i-Sp-Ctal.r-Cnsrslnt-
that they were the vic
tims of a real estate swindle, Benjamin
Jackson and Ida Jackson, his wife, col-
ored, and ex-slaves, have brought suit
In the district court of Merrick county
acalnat Axsl C. Thompson and Joseph
Larson of Wheeler county. The plain
tiffs claim that In their old afs they
went onto a homestead In Wheeler county
and finally proved upon a section of land
under the provisions of the Klnksld law.
In the suromer of 1M, they say, the de
fendants approached them and repre
sented to them thst they owned a fine
forty-acre tract In Oklahoma, which they
desired to exchance. They represented
the Oklahoma land, so the petition Si
lases, ss being a fine little farm of very
rich and fertile soil, with ten acres of
fins timber, with many tine fruit trees
thereon and with a house and barn and
outbuildings of a substantial and val
uable nature. On these representations
ths Jscksons say that thsy excbangel
their Wheeler county homestead for this
Oklahoma tract, receiving a cash differ
ence of tin. They claim that their home
stead had about U . worth of Improve
ments on It sad that It Is worth SO.SOO
They allege that tba fertile forty-acre
tract had no improvements but a rotten
tittle dugout, the land was poor and bar
ren, there was no fine timber and no
fruit of any kind. They claim that the
place was worth no more than toda. They
ask a Judgment against Thompson and
Larson for S3. SOB, which they claim Is the
difference in value between the Oklahomi
land and their homestead. The Jarksons
have been making their home In Central
City for the lsst few months
BROKEN BOW. Neb., May. l.-Spe-cial.r-Wllllam
B. Meeker of Berwyn has
been arrested on the chance of abandon
ing his young wife. According to his
wife's statement to the county attorney
the two are first cousins and owing to
ths fart they could not be married In
this stste. but went to Colorado three
years sga. where the ceremony wss per
formed. They returned to Berwyn and In
lsst January. It is alleged, hex husband
disappeared, leaving her entirely without
support. County Attorney Beal finally
located Meeker at Comstock, this county,
snd Sheriff Wilson went over there the
first part of the week and arrested him.
When taken before County Judge Hoi
comb, the defendsnt refused to entertain
any proposition regarding reconciliation
or contributing toward the support of his
wife. He was accordingly placed under
OS) bonds to appear for preliminary hear
ing May 13. Bonds were furnished by the
defendant's father.
dal.)-It has now bees deft niter decided
that ths comet stone of Merrick county's
s m.00 court bouse win be laid on
May XZ. and that the ceremonies attend
ing this event will be In charge of ths
aiciubets of the Masoerie order. The
county hoard has extended sa tarltaitoa
to this order to take charge and they
have accepted. The members of the
grand lodge win be hers ander the direc
tion of Grand Master Olbbon of Kearney.
Quite an extensive program will be ar
ranged, and after the ceremonies the
members of the local lodge will tender
ths visiting officers a banquet. A full
program will be announced later.
Echtencamp Insists
That He Feared Flege
PENDER, Neb.. May l-tSpecial Tele
gram.) Albert Echtencamp resumed the
witness stand this morning In the case
of William tfege. He persistently stuck
to his story about the shooting at the
Flags home and although questioned
over and over as to w hy he did not re
port It sooner, he gave but the on an
swer "That he was afraid of William
Flege." The state rested Its esse at the
conclusion of Krhtenramp's testimony.
The first witness put on the stand by
the defene wss Chris Wlsrhnff. a neigh
bor of the Fine's. Mr. 1schoff was
census enumerator in the precinct wher
the Fleges live and testified that while
taking the census In April, 110. he took
dinner at the Flege home, and spent some
time there. He found the relations ex
isting between , William Flege and bis
sister, Louise, to be very pleasant In
every way. Fred Flege, a brother of
the accused man, was next called. He
also stated that his brother and sister
got along pleasantly together and testi
fied what took place after his arrival
at their home on ths day of the murder.
The deposition of eOorge Bannon. a
mall carrier at Wakefield, who carries
mall through the Flege neighborhood,
was sdmitted. In It he states he passed
the Flege home about 1 o'clock on the
day of the murder and saw Albert Ech
tencamp coming out of the cornfield with
a team. Mrs. Henry Frevert. sister of
the defendant and the murdered woman,
was called to the wltneaa stand and bore
testimony to what took place at their
horns on the evening of the murder after
her arrival. She testified to ths finding
of her sisters' pocketbook which wss re
ported stolen.
Despondency Causes
Man to End His Life
HARTINOTON. Neb.. Msy t-8peclaj
(restrain.) I. String-follow, commonly
known as "Doc." hung himself at Coler
idge that morning. He came from Insu
re!, where he ran a pool hall, but was
closed out. He attempted unsuccessfully
to open one at Coleridge and despondency
over his bad fortune, was probably the
cause of his committing suicide. He was
ei years old snd had two children liv
ing la Kansas. His wife is dead. He
had Ctra Ufa insurance and he told his
landlady at Coleridge today that he would
be worth more dead than alive.
Coleridge people saw him passing with
a rope this morning, nut tnougnt notn-
Ing of it. Tbe body was found In the
Benson elevator with the feet just touch
ing ths floor.
BMs for the construction of the Miller
Park school have been received by the
buildings snd grounds commutes of the
Board of Education, opened and read. B.
P. Gould St Boa of Omaha were lowest
of the dosen bidders, proffering to build
ths school for exclusive of heat
ing and plumbing. For a slate roof Gould
at Bon stipulated they would need M
extra. Bids run ss high as tX,ns). More
than PM could not be Invested In the
building. If ths order of tbe board Is
carris. out. I
Without Fundi to Take Wife, He At
tempts to Hold Up Street Car.
Hoy F.raeresw Was to Have Beea
Married to Mlse Maraarrlte
Basils, Daaaater of Contrac
tor, Nest Week.
Love drove Roy Parsons to a cell 'n
the city Jail. He was to have been mar
ried on May 11 to Miss Margustits Smith,
XS Parker street, ths daughter of Con
tractor John Rmith, and being out of a
Job and without funds he chose highway
robbery as a quirk way to secure the
needed amount and to avoid dlsappolallng
his sweetheart.
"I guess I'm craxy." young Psrsont
told the reporter. "Vou see, I've known
Mesne for s long time, and we're aw
fully fond of each other. We were
have been married on May 11, and I didn't
want to borrow or ask any favors from
her father, so I Just msde the attempt.
Ilwl 1 been successful the first time I
suppose I would have gone ahead and
stuck up cars all night, and perhaps
every night until I had gotten enough
Persistent Advertising ve ths Road to
Big Heturaa,
A party of thirty senior and Junior
students of the engineering classes at the
University of Nebraska arrived In Omaha
Thursday to make a two days' Inspec
tion of various engineering and electrical
plants. They are In charge of Prof, V.
L. Ilnlllster.
The party canir In from llncoln over
the Burlington snd left the train at South
Omaha. At : o'clock they were shown
through Armour'a packing plant by Su
perintendent John R, O'Hern. At 11
o'clock they Inspected ths electrics! sub.
station of lha street railway at Twenty
fourth and O streets. At nooa they wars
the guests of the Toung Men's Christian
association. During their stay here ths
party will inspect ths wster plant, ths
Union Pactfle shops and other largdj
plants and factories.
T. IUIS. Mar l-It was learned thlg
morning that Roger Breanshan, man
ager of the local teem of the National
Bsse Ball league, was taken to a hos
pital lsst night suffering with Incipient
pneumonia. Rresoahan contracted si
severe cold before ths team went td
Pittsburgh and aggravated matters by
directing hla men on wet fields In Pitts
burgh and Chicago.
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A Sale ol ureases the najmtutfe ! Which Has
Never Before Been Equalled By Any Firm in Omaha
or the Entire West.
Evening Gowns and Beautiful
Afternoon Dresses
A week ago most of these Dresses told at
double the price we're asking for them Satur
day and not a dress in the lot but would cost you two to
three times as inucb. to have made by your dressmaker; they're truly
matchless. ,
Cher enthusiasm on the part of one of Xew York's foremost dress
making establishments led them to make in excess of demand hence
an over production and the immediate necessity for their disjxJsal.
A Deal was Closed by Which we will Offer
One Thousand Beautiful New Gowus and Dresses
At less than Cost to Manufacture
Over 50 models to select from 34 to 44 sizes for women. 14 to
18 yrs. for Misses. Taffeta, Foulards, Eolienne, Serges, Mescalines.
For Gowns and
Dresses worth
$16.50 to $22.50
51 ft-50
For Gowns and
Dresses worth
$25.00 to $35.00
fjfi For Gowns and
" T It.
$35.00 to $50.00
They could not be prettier or made better by the most expensive dressmaker in. Omaha at two to three
times the prices we ask. There are Dresses and Gowns for every occasion every one of them absolutely
new; the most bewitching styles in a wealth of beautiful colorings and materials elegance is shown in every
garment. Come early Saturday and secure first choice of this marvelous lot of gown and dress bargains.
Bit Sale of Lingerie
Dresses Saturday
See Ad on Page 7.
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Extra Salespeople to wait
upon you 'Saturday.