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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1914.
Hansen's Story of the Great Bribery Plot Part L
Thomas O. Hanson, called as a wHmyrc
In hla own behalf, was examined In chief
by Mr. Burrea, and testified an to hli
name, residence. In Chicago, employment
by the Bums' Detective agency and as
signment to work in Omaha In connection
with the servloe to the Dslly News as
Quatlon-bout when were you as
signed to what we may designate as the
Omaha affair? Answer I was dent from
Chicago to Kansas City on February X.
Q Before leaving Chicago and going
to Kansas City with whom did you talk
or who directed you to go to Kansas
City? A. Mr. IL J, Burns gave me orders
to go to Kansas City and report to tho
manager at Kansas City.
Q. Who did you meet there, with refer
ence to tho agency? A. I met Mr. Qua
lafson at the federal hotel; my Instruc
tions were to call the office and not go
near the office; my Instructions were to
go to the Federal hotel and meet him
there, which I did.
Q. Did you know Mr. dustafson before
that? A. Yes, sir,
Q. What position does he hold In Kan
tss City? A. lie Is manager of the Kan
i9 City office
Q. And to what extent or how much
of an Interview (I will not ask you to go
Into details) did you have with Mr. Qua
tafson? A. We had about two hours
consultation, and he gave me Instruc
tions what to do, and I left Kansas City
Q. What time did you leave Kansas
City for Omaha? A. It was somewhere
In the afternoon. It strikes me; some
where between 3 and I oVjck, If I re
Q. And when you left Chicago for Kan
sas City and Kansas City for Omaha you
were an operative for this agency, were
you? A Yes sir.
Q. And what was your purpose In com
ing to Omaha? A. I was to bid on a
Q. No, no; I am asking you the pur
pore? You were hired to come here as a
detective, were you? A. Yes, sir.
Q. And what was your compensation,
per diem? A, I had a weekly salary,
Q. And that was all you were entitled
to get out of the affair, was a weekly
salary? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Before coming to Omaha, state
whether or not you were provided with
a list of parties to Investigate? Yesslr.
Q. Have you got that list with you?1 A.
No, I have not the list; It It. ovevat the
hotel; I have not got It here.
Q. Well, you received a list? A. I re-
Stenographic report of the questions and answers in Justice Britt's court in the preliminary
hearing of the case resulting from the sensational charges made by Mayer Dahlman a few weeks
ago uncovering tho operations of a bunch of Burns' sleuths in Omaha.
oelved a lint of fifty-three names, and a
key with It
Q And who did you receive that from?
A. From Mr. Otistafon. He told mi
that the Dally News was our client, and
that the editor of the News had furnished
him with thrso names, and he handed It
to me for use when X communicated with
him as to what was going on.
Q. And you looked over that list of
names, did you? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you recognise among the list
any that you ever knew or had heard of?
A. I recognise them hero now.
Q. Do you remember who headed that
list of names? A. Mr. Tom Dennlson
headed the list; he Is No. 1.
Q. And who was No. 63? A. Mayor
Q. Of courso you did not tako pains to
commit all of these names to memory?
A. I could noU there wero only two
names marked that I should see.
Q. And who were those two names?
A. Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Grace.
Q. What did you say that Mr. Qustaf-
son said nbout who had prepared the list?
A. He said that tho client, the editor. In
Omaha, of tho News, had prepared that
q. Of the Omaha Dally Newa? Did you
so understand? A. Ho called It tho
Q. You were not familiar with that
publication before? A. I never knew
there was such a pnper until I came here.
q. When you came to Omaha where did
you stop? A. At the Paxton hotel.
q. And that was the only home and
the only office you had whllo you wero
operating In this city, was It? A. I had
a room there for myself; I had no office.
q. Then you called on Mr. Wolfe? A.
On the 27th of February I called at the
mayor's office and the mayor was nut,
and ono of his clerks, I believe It was a
lady, told mo he was out of the city, and
I presented my card and told her what I
q. What card did you present? A.
Tho card of Armbruster & Farrell of Chi
cago, with my name under It; I told her
that I was representing them.
q. Is that the card? A. It Is a card
similar to that, without the writing on It.
q. The card reads Kdwnrd A. Arm
bruster and Robert J. Farrell; estimates
furnished; Armbruster & Farrell, engi
neers and contractors. Now that Is a
bonafldo firm. Isn't It 7 A. Yes, sir.
q. Doing business In the city of Chi
cago. A. Yes, sir.
q. Did you know any member of the
firm? A. Yes, I knew both of them.
q. I will ask you whether or not you
had license or privilege to use this card?
A. I had the privilege to use the card;
tho cards were so printed; In fact, I got
q. And for Investigation purposes? A.
Whero it Is necessary to have a card I
call upon a firm. The quecney Boiler
company had asked to get a price on
boilers, and they asked me If I was a
contractor, and I told them I was not a
contractor, hut I had a chance to put In
a couple of boilers and may be I could
make some money out of It; a commis
sion. q. Before proceeding with that will
you tell after thU work was suggested to
you, what you did In tho way of prepara
tion. Did you gft some books and study
up on hollers?. A That la exactly what I
did; I studied up boilers from books.
q. So that you would be nble to talk?
q. You never had any experience In
that particular line? A. No, not partic
ularly about boilers, except what I re
ceived In my experience as superintendent
of railroads and what I got In power
houses and so on; that Is the only thing
I knew about It
Q. You wero asked by some one con
nected with the agency whether you
thought you would bo able to talk boilers
and you spent some time and study on
on encyclopaedia or something of that
sort In the study of boilers? A. That Is
right;, that Is the exact truth, sir.
q. Q on? A, I went to these people
and told them I had a chance to put In a
couple of boilers and wanted to get, a
commission out of It If I succeeded In
making a sale; the manager asked me If
I was a contractor and I told htm I woa
not, and he said It would be impossible
for me to sell the boilers unlets I was a
contractor, according to tho agreement
that the manufacturers had with the
builders and plumbers, so I went back
then and reported to Mr. Burns, and he
said that I must go and see some one
and get permission to use their name and
bid In their name for tho contract, and
that Is the resson I went to these people
and that ts why 1 had this card.
Q. Well, that Is tho card? A.-Yes, sir.
q. And you went to the mayor's office
and presented this card? A. Yes, sir.
q. And the mayor was out, and from
there you went where? A. A lady told
mo to go and see Mr. Wlthnell, the build
ing commissioner, who had charge of tho
Q. Do you know whether his name Is
on the list or not? A. Yes, his name Is
right above Mayor Dahlman's.
q. Did you see him? A I met Mr.
Wlthnell In his office and I presented my
card; he was talking to a couple of young
ladles and he naked me to go Into his
prlvato office and wait, which I
did, and I asked him If they
were in the market for boilers and
he said yes; he said Mr. Wolfe Is In
charge of the plans and ts the man 1h
charge of It and I wish you would see
him; sn I went tip to see Mr. Wolfo on
the third flcor and I was told that Mr.
Wolfe would not be In most likely during
the afternoon, but If I would call In the
morning that a meeting would bo ar
ranged botween me and Mr. Wolfe, and I
left and went back to the Faxton hotol.
q. When did you finally meet Mr
Wolfe? A. I went up the next day to
the city hall and when I got In the office
they told me that Mr. Wolfe went down
stairs In tho boiler room and was with
tho engineer there, and I took the ele
vator and went downstairs and It appears
that Mr. Wolfo was coming upstairs os I
wont downstairs, po I went up In the
office again and thero got Mr. Wolfe; I
presented my card to him and told him
what I was 'thero for.
q. And to Imj specific that was what
date.? A. That was on the 27th day of
q. And when did you next s him
after that? A. I made arrangements
with Mr. Wolfe to have lunch with me
the next day at 12:80 at the Paxton hotel.
q. And did you dine together? A.
Yes, lw appeared at 12:60 with a gentle
man by the name of Underwood, and how
do you pronounce that Ivyl, and the four
of us had lunch together at the Paxton
q. At lunch was there any talk about
this prospective? A. Except Is a gen
eral way, saying that they were In the
market and putting In boilers and that it
would take some time for the specifica
tions and plans to be made out; that Is
q. During this period of time that you
were hero In Omaha you had Interviews
with Mr. Wolfe quite often? A. Yes, sir,
q. About how long did you remain In
Omaha at that time; I mean continu
ously? A. I "left on the third day of
q. From the 26th day of February to
the third day of March? A. Third March,
q. And where did you go then? A I
went to Kansas City.
q, Who did you see there? A. Mr.
q. Anyone with you? A. Yes, my
brother-in-law was with me; Mr. Wine
burg. q. And where did you go from Kansas
City? A. To Chicago.
q. How did you come to go to Chi
cago? How did you como to return at
that time? A. Why because there was
nothing for me to do here except to wait
until the plans and specifications were
finished, as I already had an understand
ing with Mr. Wolfe whllo up here.
q. And did you report your Interviews
and conversations to Mr. Qustafson? A.
q. Also to the Chicago office? A. Yea,
I sent all my reports to Chicago, and I
presume they sent a copy to Kansas
City, but that Is something I don't know;
my reports went to the Chicago office, to
the Burns agency.
q. When you returned to Chicago,
state whether or not you saw anybody
In connection with what I may call the
Omaha affair? A. I did not quite catch
q. When you returned to Chicago, at
about March 3, you went from Kansas
City to Chicago, as I understand. A.
q. When you returned to Chicago, did
you seo any other than representatives
of the agency In connection with what
we may call tho Omaha affair? A. I
did, I met Mr. Brome there. I was intro
duced to htm by Mr. Burns as ono of the
q. Where did you see Mr. BrotneT A,
In Mr. Burns' office.
q. Who do you mean by Mr. Brome?
A. Why that Is the only name I know
him by; I do not know anything more
about It; his name was Mr. Brome and
he wan one of the clients.
q. Had you ever seen him before? A.
Never saw him before, sir.
CLOSING OUT SALE 1
The entire now stock of Men's and Boys' Suits, . Odd
Pants, Hats, Furnishings and Shoes must bo sold regard
less of cost.
We must vacate August 1st. Come and see for your,
self. The greatest bargains ever offered. Remember the
THE CUT PRICE STORE
113 South Sixteenth Street
Opposite Woolworth's 10c Store.
We have purchased the "TEKNA SHOP,"
1823 Parnam Street," at our own price.
Not having room at our present store to tako
care of this stock, we have decided to sell it quiok.
lekna rnces tut in Halt R
ARGENTINE GOODS TO INVADE
Secretary Alkalre of Panama Com
' mission Sees Future Trade.
IMPRESSED WITH NEBRASKA
Gl4 to Have Opportunity to Pass
Through Slate in Daytime to
See Crops He Has Heard
Much Abrro I .
HTNMAN MAY BE MOOSE GUBER
"While the proaocts ot Argentina mar
not come In direct competition with those
of the central west right In this locality,
thsjr will come In competition throughout
the east and along ths gulf coast as soon
a ths Fan am a. canal Is opened for busi
ness," remarked Secretary Alkalre of tho
Argentine Panama commission, who
passed through Omaha Friday morning,
en route to Ban Francisco.
Secretary Alkalre, accompanied by four
members of the Argentine commission,
occupied space on tho Northwestern
Union Pacific Overland IJmlted, having
come direct from New York. In San
Francisco they will hurry along the com
pletion ot the Argentine building and ar
range for the Installing of the exhibit
now being assembled and which will ha
shipped early this fall.
Said Secretary Alkalre, 'This Is my
first trip through this section of the
Vnlted States and I am glud that 1 am
going to be able to cross Nebraska In the
daytime. I have heard so much about
the state, Its great farms. Us corn and
wheat fields, and Its herds of cattle and
MrndlnK Some Iterf.
"At the present time we are sending
some beef to the United States, but not so
much as we hope to send after the canal
Is completed and more steamers are put
Into the carrying trade. We have a won
derfully rich country, resembling In many
respects the portion ot the United States
through which I traveled yesterday. Wo
have great stretches of agricultural .and
Erasing land and when It Is put under
cultivation wc expect to supply a large
portion of the crowded sections ot the
world with meat and breadstuff. Of
course, a largo area ot our country Is
sparrely settled, owing to the lack ot
shipping facilities and the Inability
cet our products to market.
"With the canal completed and
operation we anticipate a heavy Immlgra
Hon to these districts, which mr bound
to rapidly develop by ronwn of tho
change In conditions that are bound to be
brought about within a short time.
"During the last year our erops have
been very good, especially our wluiat.
and It Is having no difficulty In finding
a market abroad. We ship largely to
England and Germany and with the com
pletlon of the canal we hope to find other
HAItVKY D. HI.NMAN.
OYSTBR BAY. July 2t.-That Colonel
Roosevelt has practically decided upon
Harvey H. Hlnman, antl-Barncs repub
lican, to head the bull moose ticket In the
fall, Is the latest report that comes from
Bagamore Hill. The Colone has flnay de
cided that no progressive shall head the
ticket; his will bo a fusion ticket. Tho
only other name mentioned as candidate
for governor on the bull moose ticket Is
John A. Hennctsy, Independent demo
CORN IN SOUTHEASTERN
NEBRASKA ABOVE NORMAL
R, P. Q. Matthews, assistant general
passenger agent of the Missouri Pacific,
In Omaha'from Kansas City, asserts that
all the way from Leavenworth, Kan., to
' Omaha thero was a heavy rain Thursday
night. He Is of tho opinion that corn
through tho southeastern portion ot Ne
braska Is fully throe weeks ahead at nor
mal condition tor this season ot the year
ana is making rapid growth-
Mr. Matthews believes that this fall
Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri farmers
are going to be In a more proiperous con
dltlon than over before, and that instead
of being forced to sell their grain they
win m able to hold for higher prices.
Flynn, Patton and
With Fish Catch
City Clerk Tom Klynn, his deputy, Al
Patton, and City Oas Commissioner Joe
Butler hud their "annual" fishing excur
sion at Carter Uako yestordny, and Flynn
ts again accused of disgracing tho trio.
"Flynn was hanging on the gunwales
with clenched hands," said Ilutler, "be
cause wo had told him the water was
thirty feet deep and he's afraid ot deep
water. Somo of the Tel. Jed. Sokol girls
went by In a boat and we wero yelling
'N'asdar' at them, when Hynn rose up,
started to rest his foot on the gunwale
and missed It and fell Into the lake.
"He thought he was drowning and
swallowed several gallons of water. We
hauled him Into the boat and threw him
out again, for the water was only three
Flynn was afraid to go home to his
wife with the catch he made, ono noor
little scrflKVly bass, so he snuoht nut
Lee Bridges and 1-co gave him three large
I'sss ho had been keeping on Ice. Flynn
lugged these home on a string, although
tney nad been cleaned, und convinced
his "frau" that he had caught them. His
muddy, bedraggled appearance lent color
to the stories ho later told ot big fish
that got away, ,
The Case ot L. I Cautelon.
Ths case of L. L Oantetou. Clarendon.
Tex:, U similar to that of many othtra
who nav used Chamberlain's Colic, Choi
era and Diarrhoea Jlemedy. Ho says,
"After trying; a doctor for several
months, and using different kinds of
medicine for ay wife who had been
troubled with sovaro bowel complaint for
several months. I bought a So bottle of
Chamberlain' colic, Cholera and Dlar
rfces Remedy. After using the second
Mtffe.sfes was entirely cured." For salt
Metcalfe Makes Visit ,
on Campaign Mission
R. L. Metcalfe ts In Omaha looking after
his campaign for tho democratic nomi
nation for governor. Ho has been n Lin
coln and out in tho stato for several days.
He has been speaking on the Panama
canal before several commercial clubs in
various parts of tho state by invitation.
MAN WHO FOUGHT POLICE
IS CHARGED WITH FORGERY
John Landers, the principal figure In a
sensational sicgo by the police, waa bound
over In police court on a charge of
forgery and obtaining money under false
pretenses. Landers Is tho man who ro
slsted the police for flvo hours, holding
them at bay with a revolver.
Commencing Juno Jst, Nickel Plato1
Road sells tickets Chicago to New York;
and return. $27.00. Boston and return.
JK.00. Also variable routes. Liberal stop-.
overs. Inquire local agent, or address
John Y. Calahan. A. Q. P. A.. 66 W
Adams St., Chicago.
The Shoe Sale That's the
Talk of the Town
PRY'S ANNUAL 0LEAN-UP SALE OF SUMMER FOOTWEAR AT LESS
THAN 00ST has stirred up the town, as it always does. Saturday will be the big day.
Your real chance to get high class, dependable, stylish shoes for less than competitors
ask for trash. Prices havo been cut to the limit. You know what that means when Fry
says so. Join the throng here Saturday and get the greatest shoe bargains ever seen
Laird & Scbober's patent and Kun - -
metal colonials. Cuban and LoulaDJ a 1 L
hoels; $G values, now UtiTW
Laird & Scbober's patent dull and tan n
Russia pumps, S5 and $5.60 valuoe.SJ'J 7L
Wright & Peters' patent cc-ed Puipaa"api
also dull and suede pumps, $4.50 andfgBJ L
14 values, now UkiUU
Zloglor Bros.' straps, pumps and col-
onlals, patents, dulls and tans, M.501J UK
and $4 values VbsUtJ
Wright & Peters' satin delaine Cuban-am mmwrn
Louis heol colonials; also mat kldv J 1
button oxfords; JB values, now VJllal tf
Twonty linen, all good makes, strap a m w
and button oxfords; patents, dulls "Jy In
and tans, $3.50 values, sale price. . . . 0aac,U
325 pairs, small sizes, $3.50 and $4.00 f)f"
valuos, on our bargain table, your 111 P
Johnson & Murphy's tan Russia, gun
metal, kid and patent oxfords, $6.50
McDonald & KUey's English, oxfords,
In tan, Russia and gun metal, $6 val
Howard & Foster's gun metal, tan.
Russia and patent oxfords, button and
blucher. $5 values, now
Reynolds. Drake & Gabel's rubber
sole oxfords, in ton, Russia; $4.50
values, now -
Excelsior Shoe Co.'s tan Russia and
gun metal oxfords, English and Dawg
lasts; $4.00 values, now at
Fifteen lines, all good makes, tans,
dulls and patent low cuts, $4.00 ad
$3.50 valuos, now at
235 pairs small sizes of broken lines,
$3,00 and $5.00 values,
Bargains in White Footwear
Wo have included In this big Clearing Sale
every pair WIIITR FOOTWEAR, high or low.
lu imported Buckskin, Nubuck, Linen, I)uck
See our display
in show windows
Boys' and Youths' Footwear
20 per cent off on all Boys' and
Youths Tan and Gun Metal Oxfords;
also on all Scout Shoes.
Jib JSXbs mm.i
Aif Craft Brass,
Fixtures For Sale. 1 -
Megeath Stationery Company
1823 Farnam Street.
Open Saturday evening until 9.
1914 MILK FEB SPRIMQ CHIOKEHS,
1913 Fresh Pressed Chickens, Ilk 123 4c
Choice steer pot roast,. . .IStto, UVio
PI? pork roast 184o
TountrVeaJ Roast llHo
Lamb legs ,..13?4
Choice Mutton Chops lOHo
Extra Lean Hams ITHo
Extra Leah Bacon 104o
Busrar Cured Bacon 14?io
From 8 p. m. till 9 p. m
Lamb chops Bo
From 9 p. m. till 10 p. m.
3-1 b. pail compound, each 30o
BAXraSTTFT SALS of K. E. "Welch. 34th and Farnam. Is still golnjcon. Were
ts Just a few of our prices. By taking advantage of this sale of nigh grade
groceries you can cut down tne niffh post of living from too to 60o on evry
Best standard corn or peas, can...8o
6c sacks salt So
S-ll). cans .of grated pineapple. .. .too
38 lbs. best sugar 9l.oo
With 1 lb. Welch's best tea, 69o
Welch's best grade coffee, lb. . . BOo
Welch's best grade coffee, lb....05o
Welch's Best Cocoa, lb aao
lOopkr. of spices rSc
1,000 oheeta of toilet paper, rolK.So
Tall site milk. can..... 7 hie
Best 266 grade caned berries o
Full cream cheese,- lb 16o
Imported Swiss cheese, lb 30c
25o Jars of pickles or preserves lie
lRoAdvo Catsup, bbtUe Bo
PI 1 13 1 If Ml ADir-C-r 1610 Harnov St.
tT HP Bbb lliniRtH Phanit Oautlss 57fln
Killed by U, P. Train
An unidentified mm, about 60 years otd,
was killed yesterday on the Klkhorn
river bridge by westbound Union Pacific
train No. u. He was dressed in dark
clothes and had a gray beard and lisJr.
Jothlng was found on his body to indl
cate who he was.
The licit Pm I ii if 1 1 1 -
Bucklen's Arnica Salve when applied
to a cut. bruise, burn, scald, etc., removes
mo pain; get a box. c. All drurglita.-
Is your boarding house ad marked?
People carrying marked Want Ads from The
Bee go through this town every day looking for
good boarding houses. If your boarding house is
advertised in this issue, someone is probably
marking the ad now, intending to call on you.
If your ad is not there, telephone at once to
. Tyler 1000 '
THE OMAHA BEE
Everybody Reads Bee Want Ada
THE LARGEST POWER FARMING EXHIBI
TION EVER CONDUCTED IN THE WORLD
WILL BE HELD AT
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 17-22, 1914
Twenty -flvo are tho newest
typo farm tractors with power
lift plows, which have never
before been seen on a public
DEMONSTRATE O N FIELD
will be plowed, harrowed, disced and pulverized during the week.
Make plans to spend tho wek at Fremont and se
lect tho tractor and plow best adapted to your farm.
Make this A BUSINESS AND VACATION TRIP
Twentieth Century Farmer
O M AH A
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Omaha Real Estate is the Best Investment You
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