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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY.1 MARCH ' L6, 19121.
He Must Pay His
County Attorney Agrees to De
lay Prosecution of Check
Charge Against Him
Long ' Pine, Neb., March 25.
(Special.) Robert L. Jenkinson and
T. E. O'Brien arrived here early this
morning and left shortly afterward
on a trip to a ranch south of here.
O'Brien said he owned the ranch.
The mayor of Long Pine received a
telegram this morning from O'Brien's
daughter in Chicago asking" him to
send O'Brien home. v
Robert L. Jenkinson, youthful dis
ciple of gospel and oii shale stock,
has been "advised" by County Attor
ney Shotwell to pay off all his Oma
ha creditors and investors before
This advice was given "free of
charge" when the young promoter
asked that the charge of passing a
check without sufficient funds against
him be removed, Mr. Shotwell ad
"I told him we would delay prose
cution of the case until the lirst of
June and advised hem to bring proof
he had paid his debts in Omaha to
me before that time," said Mr. Shot
well. "He said he would."
Arrested on Honeymoon.
Jenkinson was extradited from
Denver, Colo., where he and hts girl
uli ile were on a honeymoon last Sep-
i . c unn .ui.
lemuer, iu answer lur a fjuu cutn.
he had given Chester Stalcup in part
(payment for an automobile. .
He was bound over to district
'. court on the charge of passing the
check without sufficient funds in the
Colorado National bank, on which
the check was drawn, then released
His unheralded return to Omaha
two days ago and his announce
ment he was ready to pay off stock
holders and creditors resulted in an J
avalanche of 'phone calls and visits
to the office of the county attorney I
ana vendues ijjmu
Detective agency, Thursday, by al
Still Hold Confidence.
Several young men who had lived
in the co-operative rooming house
operated by Jenkinson here ex
pressed conldence "Jenks" would
bring "them through alright."
They were impressed with the fact
that Jenkinson was associated with
T. E. O'Brien, self confessed mil
lionaire of Chicago, who accom
panied the youthful promoter to
v, Omaha. One or two of them even
refused to believe reports from Chi
cago that O'Brien was not rich.
"You can't tell about reports,"
said J. W. Steele, who holds 100
shares of stock in Jenkinson's United
Shale Product " cowpany.-"Jenks
had s way abut him and he's prob-
bly tied up; Vyith the biggest men
in Chicago by this time.
A roster of the preacher-promot
er's tenants and investors" includes the
Leslie Di Swanson, Loren H. Kel
ley, Arthnr A. Raabe, Loren W. Sul
livan, Al Jackstead, Leonard J.
Wrench. Floyd Smith, Carl J. Ulrich,
James M. Doherty, Robert II. Hos
tetter, U. J. Osterlag, C. L. Sohiv.,
Roland J. Hinshaw, J. Robert Gill,
Martin Curyn, J. E. Steele, W.
Quackeobush, Fred C. Hanson, F.
J. Nolan," W. O. Traux, William
Krann, Orval L. Brown, Booth V.
Leslie, C. H. Blase, C. C. Bowen and
a score of others.
To Return in April.
A sister of Chester Stalcup called
County Attorney Shotwell yester
day and declared neither she nor her
people were creditors of Jenkinson's.
i Alleged creditors who called the Pip
kin offices yesterday were in
formed Jenkinson. and the aged
O'Brien had departed for the west,
but would return the first week in
April to settle with everyone. Simi
lar information was given creditors
yesterday, but it developed Jenkin
son did not leave tow until late in
'"Jenkinson and O'Brien checked
out of their room early Thursday
morning and left the hotel," said
David Young, manager of thi Hotel
tenant. "They returned late!, how
ever, and went to their room.
I he wa-
hen people called v Jenkinson's
however, (J Brien told them
was not there. I know he was
Jenkinson said he paid a fe v cred
itors Thursday morning, but that
cither he or his secretary whoever
that may be would return nere the
r.rst of April and open an omce,
said Mr. Pipkin. "I don't know
where he and 'O'Brien were bound
for. but it was Westward."
When called at her Chicago home
one of, O'Brien's daughters a; id her
father had no money to invest and
was. under "the hallucination he was
rich. The aged O'Britn declared
on his arrival here he invested $250,-
000 in Jenkinson's business already
and planned to invest three-quarters
of a million more. But he has no
such fortune, his daughters say.
They also declare the ranch ii Ne
braska was homesteaded by them.
County Attorney Shotwel says the
co-operative rooming house oil
shale stock operated by the vcuthful
minister is the most ingenious get-rich-quick
scheme he has ever en
countered. v' l can't see where the law is vio
lated he asserted. "Jenkinson told
me he charged the young men $65
for board and room, and that he was
able to save $40 from this amount
each month. He invests this saving
in his old shale stock and gives the
stock to the young men. I wouldn't
say the men are being swindled, but
1 would say they were being fool
Former U. P. Conductor Sent
To Jail for Stealing Cigars
Though he was a conductor on the
Union Pacific railroad at a highlv
remunerative salary ''uring the last
four years, Leroy Branson was un
able to care properly for his wife .'!
familv, he told Federal Judge Wei l
rough Thursda" when he pleaded
Ruilty to the theft of 30 boxes of
cigars from an interstate shipment.
Yesterday Brunson began a 90
days' sentence in hc county jail.
Man, 7 1 , Mysteriously '
Drops From Sight
Thomas Ruane, 71, retired farmer
living in Omaha at the Midland ho
tel, Sixteenth and Chicago streets,
and reputed to be wealthy, has mys
triously dropped from sight.
Omaha police were notified of his
disappearance and asked to institute
a search for him by T. P. Redmond,
general manager of the Burgess
Nash Co.. and Dr. T. J. Dwycr.
Ruane left the Midland hotel yes
terday noon saying that he was go
ing to the Union stock yards on
business, and has not been heard
from since, these men told the offi
cers. lie is five feet 11 inches tall,
weighs 20O pounds, has a mustache
and wore a dark gray suit and soft
Fedora hat when last seen. He car
ries a Knights of Columbus card,
police were told.
Iowa Woman is Found
Strangled to Death
Superior, Wis., March 25. Miss
Marie Davies, 25, whom police be
lieve to be Miss Marie Dodal of
Mount Pleasant, la.K was found
strangled to death in her candy shop
in an outlying district here tonight.
Joe Hofish was arrested and is be
ing held for investigation.
Police beljcve robbery was the mo
tive for the crime. The cash register
and the girl's purse had been looted.
The body of the- young woman
was bruised, her clothing torn, and
other evidence of a struggle were,
apparent in the shpp. A handker
chief was bound tightly about her
neck. Another handkerchief had
been used for a gag.
Mofish declined to make any state
Thirsty Man Pays for Bonded Stuff,
Gets Moonshine, 2 Omahans Jailed
Lincoln, March 25. (Special)
When a man orders bopded liquor
from his pet bootlegger, pays top
price for a pint, licks his chops and
prepares for a good shot, and then
burns his tongue on a brand of
moonshine he can get anywhere, he
gets hostile. That's "nachurull."
Well, such was the case of a
prominent Lincoln man, so he says,
and in his anger, he "tipped off" Gus
Hyers, state sheriff and pioneer
rum sleuth of Nebraska.
As a result of this tip, two Omaha
men were corralled in a nice, big
touring car here last night, right
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Sioux City Man
' . Bids $1,000,000
E. C. Eppley Makes High Of
fer for String Including
E. C. Eppley, owner of the Martin
hotel in Sioux City, yesterday bid
$1,000,000 for the sale of the Hotel
Fontenelle in Omaha, the Capitol
hotel site in Lincoln, the Evans
hotel at Columbus, Neb., and the
Lincoln hotels at Lincoln, Scotts
bluff. Franklin and Table Rock, Neb.
His bid was received by W. E.
Barkley, receiver for the Nebraska
This bid tops a bid made by C. D,
Mullen, E. G. Bohanon, Charies
Stuart and Elmer B. Stephenson last
week offering $875,000 for all the
hotels named except the Evans at
"This practically closes the deal,"
said Mr. Barkley over the long dis
tance telephone to The Bee this aft
ernoon. "Bids may yet be made until April
5 by court order, but I learned this
morning that no bid once placid can
be withdrawn when it has been ac
cepted by me -and plated ' before
"Such is the case of the four Lin
coln men. I believe Judge Morn
ing will declare the bidding closed
tomorrow, or Monday at the latest."
Under the bid accepted by Mr.
Barkley, Epley deposited $25,000
cash as evidence of good faith and
pledged to pay $175,000 more cash
when his bid is accepted, the bal
ance of the $1,000,000 to be paid
$8,333.33 per month for a year and
then $10,000 a month, bearing 6 per
cent interest, payable monthly. !
They gave their names as Harry
Bell, 3230 Emmet street, and Wilber
Moore, 2814 Miami street.
From Bell, Gus took a revolver,
he said, but not until Bell had
heaved two bottles of some kind of
fluid onto the pavement.
From Moore, Gus said he got a
pint of whisky.
So this morning, County Attorney
Mattson filed a complaint confiscat
ing the nice, big touring car, and
charging Bell with illegal transpor
tation of liquor and carrying con
cealed weapons, and Moore with il
ltgal possession of liquor.
Burgess-Nash Company Announces
An Extraordinary Sale of
Regent Pearl Necklaces
Several Thousand Dollars1 Worth of Beautiful
Indestructible, Artificially Created Pearls
a Fraction of
"Regent" Pearls are the finest artificial pearls known; none
: equal them, none approach them in their, resemblance to the
. real Oriental pearls. And to think that you can now obtain in
,tiiis remarkable sale FOR A FEW DOLLARS, a string of
v pearls that has all the beauty all the luster all the feel
arid look of a genuine pearl necklace that wcjuld cost a king's
ransom! They come in all the rich tints of the deep sea variety,
J which they so closely resemble in both matinee and opera
lengths. These pearls will not break or peel, ancl are impervious
' to water or perspiration. They can be washed with soap and
water, and retain their original brilliancy.
Owing to the unusual basis upon
are able to sell them to you at the
than the present wholesale prices.
$3.95v $5.50 $7.50 $12.50 $16.50 $22,50
$27.50 and upward to $67.50
Yo, ho, Mates. Avast!
Young Omaha Salts are
Off for Brig 'n Irons
Sixteen men on a dtad man's che.t,
Tu-ho and a bottla ot rum.
aertlnc lha navy in't any jaat,
Vo-ho and a bnttla of rum.
Just a little sailor song, mates, in
troducing two young salts who
went to Chicago yesterday to "join
They are Bernard Flood and Earl
McGIothcrn, alias Carl Jones. They
went to Chicago in , custody of
Deputy Sheriff Charles' W. Hope.
In fact they are charged with be
ing deserters from Uncle Sam's
deep sea righting fleet.
And now they're headed for the
"brig" and irons, perhaps while
their ship plows the briny deep and
the sou'westers howl through the
rigging and all that.
Building Trades Council
Rejects 20 Per Cent Pay Cut
Proposed 10 per cent cut jn wages
April 1 to be followed by a like cut
July 1 should conditions warrantwas
refused Thursday night by the Build
ing Trades council, representing 13
building trade unions. Local unions
have been voting on this proposition
for a week, officers said. All but one
local carpenters union voted against
the proposition, according to John,
M. Gibb, secretary to the trade
council. - ' .
"Tliat means there will be no
agreement between labor and con
tractors in Omaha," said F. W.
Currey, chairman of the contractors'
wage committee when informed of
the action. , "We will hire our men
where we can get them and I believe
there will be plenty of unjon men
willing to work. They will probably
be paid the original scale we voted
which was a flat reduction of 20 per
cent with a maximum wage of $1 an
$500 Reward Offered for
Arrest of Blair Bank Head
Lincoln, March 25. (Special.)
Gus Hyers, state sheriff, was di
rected this morning by Attorney Gen
eral, Clarence A. Davis to enter the
hunt for F. H. Claridge, missing pres
ident ofthe defunct Banking House
of Castetter ot Blair, Neb.
Hyers forthwith offered a reward
of $500 for information leading to
manage s arrest.
To Sing Easter Cantata
Stanton, Neb., March 25. (Spe
cial.) The choirs of the Mrttinrli'ct
and Congregational churches have
united ana win present the cantata,
"Olivet to Calvary," Easter Henry
J. Shultz is conducting the, com
bined choirs in preparing the mu
sical event. -
Their Real Value
which these pearls were bought,'
following prices, which are much
Legality of Woman's
Marriage is Upheld
Plattsmouth, Neb., March 25.
(Special.) Mrs Annie Dollie Caster
was awarded judgment against the
Woodmen of the World for $2,000
insurance money carried,' by her hus
band and had the legality of heV
marriage cleared up by the jury. Her
mother-in-law contested the legality
of her marriage and the right to
collect the insurance Witnesses tes
tified to having seen Mrs. Caster's
former husband as late as four years
ago. although she had presumed him
dead, and had bcn married more
than seven years. The jury upheld
the marriage in view ot the pro
longed mysterious absence of the
former husband The defendant com
pany contested payment on the
giovinds of false statements in the
application and alleged suicide. Ap
plication for new trial has bten de
nied." Threats in Letter Sent to
Woman Candidate for Office
Wymore, Neb., March 25. Two
letters, one of them threatening her
with physical violence if she did not
withdraw from the race for the
mayorship of Wymore, have been re
ceived, by Mrs. Morris Jones and
turned over to officials here., Mrs.
Jones is a candidate running on a
stringent law enforcement program,
Drop in a conven
ient restaurant or
soda fountain, after
the theatre and get
a good hot cup of
coffee. It will keep
you snug and warm
all the way home.
JOINT COFFEE TRADE
74WallStret New York
-the uiiveml drink ) AL Afl" I tf2)Ql
lill r-Jll iflw , . - at
mm ... "Ef V (BP MEL',
JH i ' $4 $5 $6
Ralston Man Is Held for
Delinquency of Daughter
Deputy Sheriff vuackenhush went
to Aainsworth, Neb., yesterday c?
bring back Sam Leejjer of Ralston,
who is under arrest tliere on a charge
of aiding and abetting the delin
quency of his own daughter, now 12
years old. ; ,
Leeper's son, George, was arrested
at Waterloo recently and is in the
county jail awaiting a hearing on
the same charge.
Chief Deputy County Attorney
Coffey says the elder Leeper left
Ralston right after the warrant was
issued for his arrest. The girl is an
exceptionally bright child, standing
at the head of her class in school.
Are Priced on Today's
Cost of Production.
Fabrics are all new,
which insures Better
Wearing and Better
Colors than the past
1 I JMA
Twenty of the famous makers of men's and young men's cloth-
' ' ing represented under our label.
Large selection of Men's and Young Men's Trousers
in all sizes at upstairs prices
2d FLOOR, 16TH
Thieves Shove Stolen Auto of
Farmer Off of 30-Foot Bank
An automobile, completely burned
and lying in a creek near lilkhorn,
recovered yesterday bv Detectives
William Toland and William Cich,
was identified as the car belonging to
A. Gibson, farmer living near Flor
ence. The car, which was stoHi from
1425 North Twentieth street March
20, was shoved off a 30-foot embank
ment. Detectives say the car was
valued at $1,000 and was insured for
Band at Lewiston
Pawnee City, Neb., March 25.
ELEVATOR SAVE $10.
You Always Save
on every suit or top coat bought
from this second floor store the
SAVING IS MADE FOR YOU1
by our methods of doing business.
. No street-level high rent, no
credit department, no expen
sive delivery system. Buying
for cash, and selling for cash
enables lis to sell
The Finest Suits
above the hiK r.enta.
AND FARNAM SECURITIES BLDG.
(Special.") Musicians of Lewiston ,
organized a hand for that town,
l'rof. C. W. Stratton will be leader.
The band now has an enrollment of
Highway mileage in the United
States now totals 2,478,552 miles, or
10 times the mileage of the railroads.
Money back without quaatlon
if H LINT'S Salv. fall, in tho
tr.ntm.nt o ITCH ECZEMA.
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