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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, MARCH 25. 1903.
UU Lb very Article You LADIES' HOSIERY rr.m.iBen.o.s.0ck 5 Pi li Ju l For E Buy, wmmim nYl? RH You L la) Ml UU ave Nearly S as All the high class hosiery, in lace boot effect, fine lisle thread silk embroidered, all over lace, etc blacks, tans and fancies some garter tops all full fashioned and many with double soles nearly all are imported hose worth as high as 75c a pair at, pair . . . From the Benson Stock. All the ladies' fine spring gloves a recent shipment to the Ben son stock for spring selling all well known brands, including Perrin's street and dress shades worth as high as $3.00 a pair !5c-25c LADIES' KID GLOVES Saturday at at-pair. 69c-$!-$1.50 LADIES' WAISTS 98c A Bplendid line of spring and summer waists 'from the Mrs. Benson stock, choice new pnttcrns and wash materials, all the new style features, worth up as high as $2.00 and f 2.60 ' at, eaoh . .. All the very highest class and elaborate waists, selected for a particular trade, fancy SwlRses, dainty linens, beautiful silks would regularly sell up . to $5.00 1 wy iiwiM.pni-iji,, nil I Liiuii i I i i. .m i .ill. LB niliii.iM.mi j isuiliaissil in.ii1flM ir "ILI mwii 1 11111 "" J U VJ SpendS 0 fo) n? n Much as You CORSETS From the BENSON STOCK Hundreds of the very finest corsets from the Benson stock almost all of them of the most popular brands .. made of high grade French coutll and batiste the P. D., J. B., Nemo self re ducing. Royal Worcester, W. C. C. Thompson Glove Fitting Corset, etc. all lengths, almost 'every size, regu larly priced up to $3.00 each, at- 69c, 98c, $1.50 tidies' Neckwear From the BENSON STOCK The rery highest (trades of new up-to-date spring neckwear from the Ben son stock, In lace and silk embroidered turn over collars, fine Jabeaux, stocks with tabs and all silk string ties hundreds of the latest and prettiest styles at 10c, 15c and 25c All Mrs. Benson's fine large lace rape rr..60. 79c UMBRELLAS Silk' Vmhrellas from the great purchase all Sterling- silver mounted handle", natu ral wood sticks, high grade silk um brellas that arc worth up to $3.60 each, at 69c, 98c, $1.50, $1.98 HANDKERCHIEFS n many linen 10c-15c Knit Underwear All the ladles' knit underwear of French lisle thread, ail silk, etc. all sites fine variety, worth up to l.w at, Ladies' and men's all linen many linen squares, hand embroid ered, etc. worth up to 35c each, at, each..., 15c, 25c, 35c and 69c at each $2.50 f INFANTS WEAR AT 39c Infant's long and short waists, long and short skirts Infant's wrappers, chil dren's gowns, children's long and short flannel TS skirts, -Mrs. Benson sold them at $1 each B tP i your choice at each .. The Infant's dresses from' Mrs. Benson's stock, In long slips, pretty under- , skirts, embrbldered and flannel jackets, little silk dresses, etc Mrs. Benson's prices were $2, $2.25 and $2.50 In one big lot at ... ,, 98c Sale of Mussed Underwear From Benson Stock in Basement. The thousands of people who have visited our muslin underwear sales during the past few weeks have disarranged the stock until we have an immense amouut of undermusllns that are more or less mussed and soiled Saturday we offer these in the basement very specially priced All the undermusllns f Q that Mrs. Benson sold at 50c at .IC All the muslin underwear that Mrs. Benson sold at $1.00 at , All the muslin underwear that sold at $1.50 g g at bVC All the muslin underwear that sold at $2.00 And $2.50 at 39c Muslin Underwear -All the fresh muslin underwear Benson too It on great bargain table priced for quick selling. The uudermnsllns that Mrs.j " iTh undermusllns that Mr JUC l2on 801,1 flt l-50 and Benson sold at 76c to $1.00, at $1.75, at ........98c from the 98c 1 jesband LUUSC& A SPECIAL SALE or LADIES' SPRING SUITS A silk shirt waist suit for Saturday in the smart tailor pleated waists and pleated gored skirts in plain and fancy taffetas, made in the very latest and most popular style 7.50 LA special, m A SILK JACKET SUIT AT $12.50 The jacket is made in, the nobby all round blouse coat style, tailor pleated and trimmed with the new spring styU sleeve -fancy pleated skirts made in browns, navys and reas, u rtyuuir ni.ov vaiue, ocw uraay ai Ladies Stunning Spring Tailor Ma.de Suits The' ultra stylish new cloth suit are here in the very charming and f fQ novel ideas for spring. We mention a specially good value, latest ?Jra?fJ styles, cloths and colors, at A stunning idoa, made in the most fashionable style for spring, jL CO JEWELRY NOVELTIES from Mi's. enson's stock All Mrs. Benson Shirt Waist Jewelry in pearl and fancy stones, pold plate, over fifty styles to select from, that sold at i f 23c. Your ehoice 111 All Mrs. Benson's Wrist Bags that sold from $2.00 to $10.00, at All the Indies' and gentlemen's Sterling Silver Stick Pins that sold for 25c Your choice $1 to $5 10c All the heavy Sterling Silver Link But tons for ladles and gentlemen that sold at 50c and 75c. 1 P Your choice. , All Mrs. Benson's Sterling Silver Hat Pins that sold for 25c. Y'our choice 10c All Mrs. Benson's Golf Hat Pins, two in caddy, that sold for '35c. f Your choice UC All Mrs. Benson's Sterling Sliver Waist Sets that sold for 00c. 'Your choice JC All the Tntent leather Belts with double buckles in red, blue and white and brown and blnok, that sold up f to 50c. Your choice All Mrs. Benson's real tortoise shell Side and Back Combs that sold at $4.00. $3.00, $2.50, $2.00 and $1.00. Your choice. 50co$l All Mrs. Benson's genuine Goat Skin Peggy Bags that sold up to Of $4.00. Your choice M All Mrs. Benson's Fancy Combs that sold at 25c. Your choice 10c NOTIONS Benson Stock 12-50 at. . Ladles' Covert Jackets A r w ni spe cial lot of these very sty li , directly tailored short coa'.s the pu u . spring garments nesr sleeves, siitctiaJ sirans, many sample garments, worth Q (Ifi as high as $17.50, at i..J.JO Ladies' Beautiful Spring Waists Biggest and most at tractive selection of new Jap silk, taffeta, ;.rp ob cnine, laces, muiis, Persians lawns, 1 09 n fie Ladles' Walking Skirts Mohair, serg es, panamas, canvas cloths cheviots etc pleated and flounced, , including the popular new browns, 98 Spool Embroidery colors, go at, per dozen Ill the Basement. Silk all lc Hooks and Eyes two cards, 4 dozen Dress Stays, 11 in a set, worth 15 c, at Feather stitch Braid, yards, at , lc 2c ..3ic Cabinet Hair rins, 11 inTl a box, at. -2 V 3d Corset Clasps at Stocking Darners, the 10c kind, at. .'. Quillbone all colors, yards in box, at,- box .2c three 5c linens, In both plea ted and hand embroidered, etc. Saturday is Bargain Day in Children's Wear Children's Dept. Second Floor New line of little misses' and juniors' two-piece Jacket suits, Russian blouses, Peter Thompkins, etc., in nobby c heck materials, new co verts, serges and novelty cloths, all round blouses and ttt A fCi ftTfl'fS box coats, pleated and novelty skirts to match Tntf JrVtO 1! SI I aloo children's Cravenettes, ages 4 to 14, at hr J . Vp Assist VP Children's Little School Jackets Pleated Peter f PA. A AO Thompkins, Norfolks, all new colors.... I.JU t0 Bil All Mrs. Benson's Stationery, paper and envelopes to match, no matter what the former priceat, per box 5c Turkish Towels for Saturday A manufacturer's stock of Bleached and Unbleached Turkish Towels at one-half the price you usually pay for them. , 10c 10e To eac 80c Towels for, each SOc Towels for ' each 40c Towels for, each. 15c 10c All oi B! Bargain Square ii Basement LOW, CHARTER AND SCHOOL BOARD Effort to Adjust the Fending Bill to Quiet Apprehensions, CITY ATTORNEY THINKS IT WILL PASS tome Needed ' Amendments Will Be Made and the BUI Will Cover the Points Raised by the Board of Kdvcatlon. After having been conferred with by Members McCague, Detweller and Baird, commuting a special committee of the Board of Education, City Attorney Breen expresses the opinion that' the Omaha charter bill still has excellent chances of becoming a law, with a number of explana . tory alterations made for the benefit of the school district. Mr. Breen thinks the In terests of toe district would be fully pro tected without changing the draft, but Is willing to concede the introduction of clauses to make clearer the manner In which school taxes shall be levied and col lected and making It so, clear that he who runs may read that when the county treas urer becomes treasurer ex-offlclo of the city he become treasurer ex-offlclo of the school district as well. Another meet ing will be held tonight or Saturday and the amendments put In proper form and then sent to Lincoln. What the Board Wants. "The school board committee Is not in sisting that the charter not pass," says the city attorney. "It merely want the way In which It is to get Its taxes made so plain that no- litigation or difficulty will be experienced. Although, - as The Bee has pointed out, there Is no necessity for doing this, still there Is no particular ob jection to It, and I have assented. When amended as the school board wants It, I think the charter bill will be passed by the legislature, despite the alarming reports continually circulated In Omaha by ene mies of the; measure that the bill Is as good as beaten." At the city hall the trend of talk Is against the charter bill, for tt would abolish a number of pleasant berths now occupied ( Why Endure Pain the excruciating misery of "blind, bleeding, itching pile, whea there Is an absolute cars f Dr. Perrin's Pile Specific Is an internal remedy that painlessly produces a positive and lasting cure. Pleasant to the taste, it V is absolutely tree from opium, cocaine or other' injurious drugs. Simply take a spoonful three times daily before each meal f Dr. Perrin's Pile Specific Th lattmal Hamady for dyspepsia, imSg estioo, constipation, ' bilious neas, catarrh f the stomach and kindred ailments it is Mm greatest remedy that has aver vet benefited mankind. Think what a relief it would be to yon to be rid of these troubles and to avoid the almost certain consequence of Pilea Dr. Pterin Medical Co Ilckna, Moot and enjoyed, militate .against certain con tractors maintaining uninterrupted posses sion of the "Inside track," besides assur ing paving and other publlo Improvements and desirable things and Increasing the sal aries of councllmen and others. But the advance In wages Is cared for by another bill, Introduced In the senate by Benator Thomas, so the charter bill may be charged upon with Impunity. Two Payments of Taxes. "The amendment proposed by me to con solidate tax payments Into one yearly will not go In," said Mr. Breen. "The per cent paid by the city and school district to thf county for collection of taxes will be 1 per cent Instead of one-half of 1 per cent, as originally proposed. This will mean the payment of approximately $10,000 annjally, whereas It costs us from $5,000 to tOO.000 a year to maintain the city treasurer's office now. The difference will bo saved. The per cent commission will apply only on taxes and not on revenue derived from liquor and other licenses and sources other than taxes. "Even with the increased commission the consolidation seems desrrable from an economical standpoint." LOW BIDS ON LOCaTIbRADING Advantageous Prices Offered City by Contractors for Work Ordered on Bight Streets. What City Engineer Icosewater says on some of the lowest bids over received by the city for grading work were opened by the Board of Publls Works yesterday for contract on eight streets. Although the awards were not made from the prices sub mitted, the Owen-Lovelace Contracting company and Phelan A Shirley will divide the work. The latter firm captured the two biggest Jobs, those on Jones street from Thirty-eighth to Fortieth and on Thirty third from California to Chicago, at IS cents and 12 cents a yard, respectively. There were three other bids. The rest or the work will go to the Owen-Lovelace company at these prloes: Corby, from Thirtieth to Thirty-third. U cents; Marcy, from Thir tieth to Thirty-first. 15H cents; Nineteenth, from Bancroft to Elm. 16 cents; Ontario, from B to Twentieth, 15 cents; Emmet, from Twenty-fourth to Twenty-seventh, 16 cents; Miami, from Twenty-second to Twenty-fourth. 16 cents. "The prices obtained mean that abutting property owners will be taxed very little for the Improvements, as the city pays half out of the general fund." said the city engl neer. No awards were made because a quorum of the board was not present. Un successful bidders were the F. C. Jackson Grading company and Dan Hannon. The newest, best and only rational cure for Indigestion and dyspepsia Is D1NEK'8 DIGESTERS taken before meals. At Myers-Dillon Dru Co. Silver Company Assigns. PROVIDENCE, R. I.. March 2I.-The Blxby Silver company assigned today for the benefit of creditors. The firm was In corporated in im with a cspltal stork of $50,000. River Steamer Acronad. CAIRO. 111., March M. During the storm last night the stesmer Sadie l.ee grounded en a bar Just below WlcklUIe, Ky. The passengers apd freight were taken off by steamers whlth came to the assistance of the stranded vrsel. It Is etpected that the rise la the next tew dsje will float the boat. BIG LEAK IN TREASURY DYKE County Clerk's OfEoe a" Costly Luxury for Douglas Taxpayers. GAP THROUGH WHICH MONEY GOES FAST Annnal Income Decreases Steadily and Annnal Ootfto Inoreasee In Ratio that Is Most As. tonlshlna-Iy Great. A review of the receipts and expenditures and the deficits In the office of the county clerk of Douglas county for the last fifteen years will prove interesting at this time. It seems to be one .of those offices which Douglas county keeps on its list largely be cause of Its ornamentn.1. nerhflni metrn-' pollton, character. Uke the coachman of a fashionable menage, It Is an accoutrement largely of appearance rather than of neces sity or utility. But while the coachman sleeps In the barn and Is modest In making his appearance only when summoned, the clerk's office has been embalmed among the itxtures of county housekeeping and is with us all the year around, so far as the "draw" Is concerned. By any other name it would be as dear, perhaps, but with its growth in age, like a fashionable young lady, it has been steadily becoming dearer to the patient public treasury, from which It gets its sustenance. In the finality. Growth of the Deflcit. It will be noted tnat in 1890, the first year for which figures are given. County Clerk O'Malley took In fees to the amount of $3,772.00. His salary list mounted up to $11,044.30, and, allowing for $400 which the county board has been giving every year, and which is facetiously counted as fees, there was a deflcit a wide hiatus between Income and outgo of $8,871.70. In Mr. O'Malley's second year the fees collected fell to 3,635.80. The salaries were fattened so they footed $12,226, and the consequent deflcit which was made up from the reve nues of the county amounted to t8.190.ro. Following Mr. O'Malley, "an old line demo crat, came Fred J. 8ackett, a republican. Mr. Sackett was county clerk during 1892-S-4-5. The first year of his term the fees increased something like $200, though not quite that much. He reduced the expense of the office over $2,000 end the deflatt fell accordingly. In his second, third and fourth years good old democratic times the receipts fell off and the expenses rose very substantially. There were numerous hungry hustlers to be cared for In those tough years, apparently, so that when Sackett laid down the cares of office the yearly deflcit reached $10,120.65. M. H. Jtedfleld, another republican, fol lowed Mr. Sackett. The fees during his first year In office fell to the lowest point they had yet erached, $2,67t.80. He cut the salary figure down shout $3,000, though, and the deflcit fell to $7,149.39, In his sec ond year Mr. Redfleld made a better show ing as to fees, but he increased his salary expenses something over $1,000. Still he managed to reduce the deflcit to prac. tlcally what it was In O'Malley's flint term. Good Times Increases Cost. D. M. Haverly was clerk during the four years when the country, and all of Ne braska with it, was catching Its breath after the fierce run for salvation It had got at the, hands of the Chicago platfortn men. During his tenure the fees dropped as low as $1,648.60, while the salary list rose to what everybody supposed was about the limit for an office that had lost its specific usefulness. During his four years administration the office of county clerk cost the taxpayers $45,277.80. This, one would think, should be the limit set for patience and forebearance, but Harry Miller and his successor, the present clerk, Mr. Drexel, fell on almost as dull days, with regard to fees, as did Mr. Haverly. The first year following the latter's term the deflcit threatened to fall away, being almost $200 less than the year previous. This threat of surcease from heavy treasury drafts was but a will-o'-the-wisp, to keep people in passable good humor, while the drain got a fresh start, Mr. Drexel's first balance sheet called for a draw or $13,568.60, the heaviest deficit in the list. The fees were dlscouragingly small; but the salary list was a more ro bust quantity, having grown to the limit so far reached,' $15,885. The deflcit in 19rd was also the greatest yet recorded, as will be noted. Last year Mr. Drexel bettered his fee column and slightly cut his salary draw, but the difference between the two is still worth $13,244 of county cash. Average Record of Deflcit. A glance at the figures will show that O'Malley's average deflcit was over $500 greater than Redfleld's average. Sackett had an average deflcit higher than either of these, Haverly raised him nearly $3,000 on an average, and Drexel boosted that mark almost $1,800. The two high men, so far as expense is concerned, have been the two low men on the income side. Altogether, the county clerk's office has gone steadily backward in hope of finan cial help to the county treasury and has as steadily advanced In the scale of fat ness for the office holders who have place on its salary list. RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OF COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE FOR PAST FIFTEEN YEARS , Receipts , Expenditures N Allowance Deficit Paid by County with War Board lie- Total rants by Year. County Clerk. Fees. ported as Receipts. Salaries. County . Fees. ' Board. 1890 P. O'Malley.... f 3,772.00 400.00 ? 4,172.00 $11,044.30 $ 6.871.70 1891 P. O'Malley ,3,635.80 400.00 4,035.80 12,226.00 8,190.20 1892 Fred J..8ackett.... ...... 3,826.78' .400.00 4,226.78 - 10,205.00 5,978.22 1893 Fred J. Sackett . 3,740.30 400.00 4,140.30 11,355.64 7,215.34 1894. Fred J. Sackett 2,818.65 400.00 3,218.65 13.143.00 9,924.35 1895 Fred J. Sackett.. 2,962.75 400.00 3,362.75 13,483.40 10,120.65 1896 , M. II. Redfield 2,579.80 400.00 2,979.80 10,129.19 7,149.39 1897 M. II. Redfield 3,869.28 400.00 4,209.28 11,141.21 6,871.93 1898 I). M. Haverly 2,041.07 400.00 2,441.07 12,723.33 10,282.26 1899 D. M. Haverly..... 2,339.55 400.00 2,739.55 14,117.00 11,377.43 1900 D. M. Haverly 2,200.93 400.00 2,006,.93 13,476.22 10,869.29 1901 I). M. Haverly.. 1,548.60 , 400.00 1,948.60 . 14,497.40 12,548.80 1902 Harry Miller & J. C. Drexel 1,900.81 ' 400.00 2,300.81 14,725.00 12,3G4.19 1903 J. C. Drexel 1,916.40 400.00 2,316.40 15,885.00 13,568.60 1904 J. C. Drexel.... 2,078.23 400.00 2,478.25 15,722.23 13,244.00 . i. . . . Totals 141,297.57- $6,000.00 " f 17,297.57 f 193,873.94 f 146,570.37 Average per year for 15 years 2,733.17 ' 400.00 3,153.17 12,924.93 9,751.74 Average er year during term of P. O'Malley.. 3,704.20 400.00 4,104.20 11,635.15 7,530.95 Fred J. Sackett 3,337.12 400.00 3,737.12 12.046.76 8.309.64 Mel H. Redfield 3-.224.54 400.00 3,624.54 10,033.20 7,010.G6 D. M. naverly.Y. 2,034.04 400.00 2,434.04 13,703.49 11,209.45 John O. Drexel 1,985.15. 400.00 2,385.15 15,444.03 13,058.93 BEANS DECIDE ONE CONTRACT Bay-den Brothers Lose Because Paxton Js Gallagher Beat Them on Staple Price. Beans sre a staple article on the bill of fare of the county poor farm and hos pital. They are also popular as "flllln's" with the folks who get the ingredients for their meals from the county store. Over 22,000 pounds of them were consumed in 1904 by the county wards and the tran sient applicants for food. That fact lost the grocery contract for 1905 to Hayden tiros, ana gained it for Paxton & Oalla gher. On the face of the bids submitted last December for supplying the county witn groceries Hayden Bros, had the lowest bid. But a tabulation of figures against quantities used the previous year showed thnt the fraction of a cent differ ence on the quotation for beans made the Paxton St Gallagher bid $74 lower, and they got the contract. Since the matter of contracts and speci fications has come to the front, Chairman Kennard of the county board has ex pressed himself as In favor of inaugurating a system, as soon ss possible, of buying needed supplies every aixty or ninety days, and if It can be done for cash, so much the better. The difficulty that threatens to Interfere with an early Inauguration of such a scheme Is that the county Is al ways far behind In its payments. It is slowly gaining, though, and the present board hopes that It may catch up with the warrants due within a year or two. As the matter stands, the commissioners say, many firms will not deal with the county. They do not want county business or county warrants, because the county Is not on a cash basis. BRANCH 'PHONE EXCHANGE Nebraska Telephone Company to Build at Thirty-Third and Harney. PLANS DECIDED ON WORK SOON TO BEGIN Expansion Forced by Extraordinary Growth of the Telephone Busi ness In Omaha In Last ,1'ear or Two. I J FORGERY AGAINST LAHATT New Charge Filed Against ihm Man Who Was Working; Merchants for Advertisements. Forgery Is the charge preferred by the county attorney against C. O. LsHatt, the Atlanta (Qa.) man who Is accused of swindling Omaha merchants by an ad vertising scheme. Lallatt did his busi ness under the assumed name of C, L. Charles and used the name of Charles In endorsing checks issued by business men In return for his advertisements. - He was arraigned In police court Friday and preliminary hearing will be given Saturday, 'The Nebraska Telephone company has finally decided to put up a west station to accommodato its growing business. The new exchange will be on lots purchased by the company several years ago at the southwest corner of Thirty-third and Har ney streets. The plana- are being made la the east and will be received in a short time here subject to alterations as may ba necemary to adjust them to the Omaha situation. Work will be begun at an early date. I The unexpected growth of the telephona business fh this city so.ne months ago set the telephone people to making plans for expansion. Since last September about 2,600 new telephones have been put In and there are hundreds ordered and not yet put In. Two hundred and fifty men are working on the lines, whereas formerly sixty or sev enty-five linemen were all that were needed. The company had charts made of the pres ent service and future possibilities with a view to ascertaining whether ths plant could be more economically and satisfac torily conducted by enlarging the capacity of the main building by putting In sub stations. A great deal of time was needed to finish these charts and make deductions from them, and the eastern offices have but lately decided In favor of putting up a western exchange. .', , More Branches Coming. A northern building In the vicinity of Twenty-fourth and Ijake streets snd a southern exchange also wore considered, but It has been decided not to build them until the business of the company grows larger than It Is at present. The new western exchange will probably be two stories high. The trunk cable front the main exchange to the western exchange will run out Harney street In the conduit already laid, but additional condslts will ba necessary leading out of the new exchange. When the new building is in commission there .will be ne more telephone numbers without prefixes. The Instruments now designated by four figures will have "main"1 or "west" prefixed to them. No number, however will have two prefixes. "Bed.' "black," "cedar," "ash" and such present designations will continue In use as they are now. New designations will be used for new 'phones at the western exchange. , 1 Allied Printing; Trades' Smoker. On Raturdnv evening at tha Anrlnt r.A of I'ulled Workmen tiinl the allied printing trades council will clva a ainw. at which event a In rut) sttenriann i -' peoted by the committee In charge. There will be mimic, clxars fcnd lunch tor all be sides a general good time. The following nm or Mi'UKcr is nnnouiTtid: W. J llryan CongreHsirutn (1. M. Hitchcock, Kdward V. Kosewaier, ( B. Traphagen. W. M. Mau. ' In, HamuH Rene, W. M. MrHrlde, K. f. Mutritlfe. Arthur Ilckorln Iirt li,,.i. t- a t.w i. . ... . ... . - . o. iimnr, j.'iwiim mrcn, j. 11. f laden berg, James While, W. C. Boyer and J T Ilarte,