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THE REE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1916.
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Mexican in Hospital May Die
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PERHAPS SETTLING FEUD
One dead man another lying at the
point of death in St. Joseph'! hospital
with his abdomen slashed to ribbons,
and a possible third victim being har
bored by friends somewhere in Oma
ha while recovering from serious
knife wounds are believed by the po
lice to be the results of a Mexican
vendetta that reached a head in
Detectives are weaving togethtr,
piece by piece, facts which may re
veal a feud between Mexicans, a
theory being that revenge vows were
settled here Saturday night in a
bloody battle with knives.
Brutally beaten and mutiliated and
with a stilleto wound in his left
breast and through his heart, a Mex
ican whom the police thus far have
been able to identify as "Mike," was
found dead in a weed-covered vacant
, ! lot at Twelfth and Chicago streets,
plant, Sunday morning about- 7
The trampled-down weeds and the
shambles-like appearance of the patch
of around upon which the body was
found gave evidence of a battle to the
death, the Mexican obviously hav
ing fought furiously until his last
May Have Been in Mix.
A Mexican, weak from loss oi blood
and hardly able to walk, staggered
into the police station late Saturday
He was taken to St. Joseph's hos
pital, where doctors hold out scant
hopes of his recovery. Knife wounds
that could have been inflicted by a
long blade in the hands of a dueler
who cut to kill, criss-crossed through
his flesh and penetrated his intes
tines. Unusually reticent, the Mexican
finally told detectives that his name
was J. Aerney, and that he receivtd
his wounds when several men at
tacked him, with robbery as the mo
tive, on a dark street in the lower
Later versions of the affair by Aer
ney were conflicting, the police de-
oucting tnat ne is trying to shield the
men who really did knife him, prob
ably fatally. ,
Third Mexican Hurt.
A clue that may throw some addi
tional light on the stabbings and aid
in clearing up the mystery surround
ing the murder and the other stabbing
is being run down by detectives.
There is a report, fairly well substan
tiated, that a third Mexican, in a se
rious condition from knife thrusts, is
being kept under cover at the home
Following the ftndincr etf hnAv
of the murdered man Sunday the po
lice threw out a dragnet for Mexi
cans who have made the Bowery their
stamping ground. Mexicans being
held for investigation are Frank Gar
cia, Gertrude Garcia, who has been
serving as interpreter; Felix H. Smith,
uuogia -uari3, renx savana, A,
Garcia and Jose Ruiz.
Denied All Knowledge.
At first all of these Mexicans de
nied knowing either the murdered
man or the one in the hospital. Later
they admitted knowing each other.
Detectives took the suspect being
held to the hospital, in the hope that
inicy un mi aeain Dea would iden
tify some of them as having
the ones who hid a hand in the fra
cus. Aerney, however, maintained a
stoic indifference to any efforts of the
detectives to get him to tell what
they are confident would be the ex
planatory story ot the feud street battle.
The last seen of the dead man,
Mike, was at 11 o'clock Saturday
ni?5tV-when he Ift a restaurant at
JL.1Z Cass street. He is said, to have
had a violent ouarrel with three other
.ubAiLAus ctmcr in tne evening.
Coroner Crosby will hold an
quest over the body of the murdered
Constipation mud Sick Headtcho.
Dr. King's New Life Pill! will relleva yon
of both, clean out the boweli and mako yon
eei nne. joc aoia by all drugaliti. Adv
Welfare Worker is
Declared Sane by
Mrs. Sylvia Lezinsky, inspector of
the Public Welfare board, was found
sane by the Insanity commission, re
leased from the custody of her nurse
and returned to her work among the
department store girls of the city.
Accompanied bv her aired mother
and two of her seven brothers, Mrs.
Smith and Drs. Johnson, and Young
iu icarn ncr iaie.
The pvaminatinn Via. r. (
the most interesting before the com
mission. The possession of a sacred
jcwisn roran, written Dy a famous
Russian rabbi, its threatened sale and
its mvsteriniia ilicanpar-inpa
synagogue, have been factors in the
bringing of the insanity charges.
"Wp further finI C u- ...Ll
truth has not been told by either side
m tins ncanng, added Dr. Arthui
Johnson in announcing the findings
Season and Variable Routes.
Chicago to New York and
Chicago to Boston and re
turn . ., 30.50
Chicago to Buffalo or Ni
agara Falls and rat urn. . 18.35
And many other points.
Throo Trains Dally From La Salle
OBSERVATION CAR TO
Write A. B."B. Burrows,
787 Brandaia Bids;. Omaha, Nab.
Sub-Letting City Prisoners;
How Plan is Working Out
A few weeks ago our city authorities inaugurated a plan for sub-letting
petty offense prisoner! to public worki contractors. In response to
inquiry as to how the arrangement ia doing, we have the following
interesting report from Commissioner Jardine with personal comment
By City Commissioner
I have your Questions relative to the '
working of city prisoners, which I
will answer as follows:
1. What important grading and pav
ing has been done thus far with city
Some of the grading and all of the
fiaving on Center street from Fifty
ourth street to Forty-sixth street has
been done with city prisoners and
they are now in the act of complet
ing the balance of Center street, or
that district from Thirty-sixth street
to Forty-second street.
2. Which of the work was done di
rectly for the city and which through
There was none of this work done
directly for .he city, but all of it was
done for the contractor.
3. Which contractors have thus far
taken advantage of the opportunity
to employ city prisoners?
The only contractor taking advan
tage of the opportunity to employ
city prisoners was Charles . Fan
ning, present postmaster.
4. Which contractors are employing
them now, and where?
Charles E. Fanning is the only con
tractor employing them at the present
time; they are working on Center
5. About how many on an average
on a job?
They use from twenty to thirty men
each and every day.
6. Are they as satisfactory as free
labor, or half as satisfactory?
Mr. Fanning claims that they are
7. What wage does the contractor
pay the city per prisoner?
They receive 25 cents an hour.
8. What part of it does the prisoner
The prisoner gets $1 a day, or 10
cents an hour, and the city gets 15
cents an hour.
9. Do they work a nine-hour or a
They work ten hours a day in some
instances; in others only nine.
10. What, roughly, does it cost the
city to maintain a prisoner on the job
It costs, taking all in all, about 90
cents a day to maintain these partic-
Walter S. Jardine.
ular prisoners. That means board,
guards, transportation and inciden
tals. 11. Where the prisoner has a wife
or family, does he receive hia daily
share of the wage personally, or is it
paid to his wife or family so that
they may be cared for?
Answering this question will say
that the moneys earned by the pris
oners themselves that comes to them
direct is turned over to the Welfare
board, and the Welfare board uses
its discretion along the lines indi
cated by your question, and in some
cases they give it to the wife and in
other cases they don't, owing to in
vestigations that they may make.
12. Is there always an abundance
of prison labor here thus far to sup
ply the demands of the contractors
using such labor, or could they use
more "vags" if they had them?
Would say that, so far, there has
been enough. The contractor would
prefer free labor if he can get it, but
Mr. Fanning's work is away out
at the edge of town and it ia hard
to get men to go out there to work.
Insofar as ither suggestions are
concerned, I would state that my
firm belief is that the men are far
better off to be engaged in labor than
they are to be lying in the city jail
idle, for three reasons:
First and foremost, when their sen
tences are through they are hardened
nd ready to go to work, and wherev
er we have work at remunerative
wages, or, in other words, where we
tan pay them part of their earnings,
when a man gets out of jail he has
tome money to make him indepen
dent of anybody else until he can
procure work, and we find that these
men are all willing to perform this
tabor and do not complain of the
reatment that they receive at the
vorkhouse; but, on the contrary, they
ipeak well of the food that they re
teive and, in fact, in a general way,
the whole matter seems to be entirely
satisfactory to the prisoners. We
also have a rule that a man that works
faithfully and has no marks against
him during the time of his sentence
that we cut down his sentence 20 per
cent; and if at that time they are in
good standing we allow them to board
at the jail twenty-four hours to pro
cure a position, so that they are not
thrown out on their own resources
with no money to pay their way.
When we use them on grading
jobs we have no income that we
can pay them from. All the income
that we have goes towards paying
the expense of the grading, and
where they work on this grading
there is no revenue that the prisoners
can participate in. Consequently,
when they are through with that job
they have no money to pay for their
board or room, and by giving them
twenty-four hours to procure a place,
they can make such arrangements
that they will not be back in jail
the next minute, as that would be
the consequence if they were thrown
out and no provision made for
emergencies of this kind'
There are a number of these men
that have to have medical assistance.
That is furnished them free of charge.
Some of them have not suitable cloth
ing to go out to work, and that is
also furnished by the city. In cold
weather we also furnish them with
warm underclothing, overshoes,
overalls, mittens, without cost.
The other day four men had no
shoes and were out working on the
street. We went and bought shoes
for them, but charged the shoes up
to them. These men who receive
them will have money to pay for
them when they come out, and they
are glad to have that courtesy grant
This matter is only in its infancy,
but 1 believe that one year's trial
will determine a policy that can be
figured out that will be a benefit
to the men and to the city at large, as
it keeps a raft of people in the winter
time from coming here, knowing that
they will have to earn their liveli
hood out inf the cold, and that they
cannot board1 with the city unless
they pay their way by labor; and that
is the sign that has kept away over
50 per cent of the vagrants that
generally infest our city jails through
the winter time.
You must realize that a great many
men get into jail that are not really
responsible for their conditions. They
are there first because they cannot
give a good account of themselves,
have no money, are begging on the
street, and various other causes that
might happen to the ordinary person
To say that they are in jail through
no fault of their own, I do not always
believe that statement. I believe
that if a man should be unfortunate
enough to get into jail through no
fault of his own, that if he had always
conducted himself in a proper man
ner and lived as a man should live, he
should have made friends enough to
come to his rescue if, by accidenuhe
should have landed in jail, and been
able to give bonds to get out until his
trial should determine whether he is
entitled to be placed in jail or to hive
The idea of a jail sentence, as I
view it, should not always be for
punishment, but it should be the
means of helping a man that has
made a mistake and try to make him
a better man if possible, not simply
to put him in jail lot punishment, hut
to correct the evil by showing h;m
that he is wrong, and in trving to
show him that he is wrong, impress
it on his mind and make him feel
that he has been wrong, and that
he will not do the same thing again
after serving his time in jail.
Police Will Keep
Closer Tab on All
"All policemen are supposed to ar
rest violators of the traffic laws, just
the same as they should arrest any
law-breakers," stated Superintendent
Kugel of the police department.
"Of a total of 276 arrests during
July for infractions of the traffic reg
ulations forty-seven were for exceed
ing the speed limits, added the su
perintendent. Mr. Kugel expects all policemen
will henceforth increase their vigi
lance in the enforcement of traffic
The Proof of the Pudding la la the
What the sick want is to get well
They do not care whether they are
cured by the most scientific physician
or the most unlearned neighbor they
don't care how they are cured, if only
thev get well.
For forty years women suffering
from female ills have been taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound and have been getting well;
and because they have got well, that
great medicine continues to have a
sale equalled to that of few propri
Dr. Ebbitt to Speak at
City Hall this Evening
Dr. Richard Ebbitt, who is to speak
on the recent Dublin riots at the city
hall Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, is
a former Omaha man who was re
cently exiled from Ireland by the
British government. He will tell the
cause of the uprising in Ireland.
Patrick O'Neill will sing the national
anthem. Patrick Duffy will be chair
man and John Hopkins secretary of
the committee on arrangements.
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(Many Nebtaskans have the mistaken idea that
state Prohibition makes a state "dry", in the
actual sense of that word.
A Confession of Failure:
(From the Topeka State Journal, of Jan. 14, 1916.)
f "Are the prohibition forces of Topeka cheerfully
entiling under a feeling of false security in ignorance of
the situation which they have to combat,
Legally Topeka is 'dry? But"
In the same article the Topeka Journal states that the
INCOMPLETE record of shipment for 1915 shows that
citizens of Topeka ordered and received during that year a
total of 160,169 quarts of various kind of liquors.
The reaUefg attenttc ia called to Che significant fact thai the art
the present coodltlona In Topeka after 85 jean of constant effort
nder atato Prohibition to compel the people to dlaoontlnae the Mi
The 'Actual Condition:
Prohibition fails to remove the opportunity
and the desire on the part of the people to
purchase and to use alcholic beverages. Denied
the opportunity to purchase from manufact
urers and dealers operating under license with
in the state, resort is hadto express shipments
to bootleggers and to "alley joints."
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The Chaplain's Testimony: fiirHnSSfS
Kinui SuiaSoaia of Co
"About 37 per cent of the prison popula
tion are floaters from other states. Most of them came
by the 'dope' and liquor routes. It must be confessed
that a large percentage of Kansas citizens incarcerated
here came by the same route.
So long as the desire to purchase and to use
exists, better results are achieved by REGU
LATING the manufacture and sale of alcholic
beverages than are secured by enacting a state
The Nebraska Prosperity League
OPPOSED TO STATE PROHIBITION. LN FAVOR OF LOCAL OPTION, HIGH LICENSE
President, L. F. CROFOOT Treasurer, W. J. COAX) Secretary, 1. D. HAYNES
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