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TILE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1005.
PATCROWE'SCRIMEIS OMAHA Eiitor of tha Kidnaping and tfc ErenU that Followed. FIC1AL REPORT BY CHIEF DONAHUE Heart of Omaha Police Force Gives totalled Uroail of All that Tranaplrert la (oaaerlloa THh Celebrated Cane. 'he kidnsplng of Kddle Cudahy. the 14- year-old eon of Kdward A. Cudahy, the lllllnnalre packer, from within .1 stone's throw of the family residence, 618 .3outh Thlrty-soventh ptreet. Omaha; on the even ing of December 19. 19"0, the payment of IX.IVrt In gold to the abductor ami the safe return of the boy within thirty-six hours from the time he was taken. Is one of the most celebrated case of Its kind In the criminal history of the country. The Interest the case Itself excited was closely seconded by the Inability of the authorities to apprehend Tat Crowe, a man with a criminal record and a native of Iowa, whom Mr. Cudahy had befriended and whose photograph was positively Identified by Eddie Cudahy and others as one of the men who did the kidnaping. James Callahan, an ex-convict, was ar rested and tried on the charge of robbery, was positively Identified as a companion of Crowe- and by Eddie Cudahy as one of his captors, but was acquitted because It could not be proven that he received any of the booty. He was charged with high way robbery because there was no law on the Nebraska statute books at that time to punish the crime of kidnaping a person more than 10 years old. Laws sufficient to cover the crime and providing heavy penal ties have Mnce been enacted, but up to the present the law has not punished a slnglo person for a deed like that which startled the entire civilized world. Intense Interest In the case did uot end for months; It furnished the principal news In the metropolitan papers of this country for days and .the dispatches teemed with the alleged whereabouts of Put Crowe, who never was taken. The Bee had the honor of first announcing the kidnaping In un ex elusive story published in an extra about noon the day after the hoy was stolen. Another Omaha paper had chronicled the 'fact. In a brief news Item In the morning edition, that the boy was missing, but It remained for The Bee to tell that he was ' kidnaped and held for 1:5,000 ransom. The story was attacked by the other papers and various Insinuations made as o the disappearance of the boy, but these charges were never borne out and subsequent de velopments supported In substance every thing that had been printed In The Bee's first story. hlef Donahue Anticipates Surrender. On April 25. 1905, In the belief that It would be only a short time before Pat Crowe would return to Omaha and either voluntarily surrender himself or be ar rested. Chief of Police J. J. Donahue who held this position at the time of the crime, prepared a report giving the history of the affair from his, or the Omaha police standpoint. The last page of his report tens wny crowe escaped in the face of a $56,000 reward. He did It because lie lost no time In getting away from Omaha. He needed four days to get on a boat on the Atlantic ocean and It was five days before Chief Donahue had evidence sufficient to demand his arrest. Regarding this the chief says: "In view of the large reward offered, the publicity given, the case by .the newspa pers, the active Interest taken by this and other police departments, private detective agencies and the public In general through out the United States, 1 have always been at loss to understand how Crowe escaped arrest, but I have recently been reliably informed that Immediately after the boy had been returned on the night of the 19th Crowe went direct to New York City and within four days after the commission of the crime was on the water bound for South Africa, where ha remained, I am Informed, until about a year ago, when he returned to the United States, and has since been In hiding In this country. I was also Informed some time ago that ha was In Chicago and that he Intended to visit the exposition at St. Louis and was also going to St. Joseph, Mo. I at once com municated this Information to the chiefs of police of the respective cities and later re ceived word from them that while they had given the matter careful attention they had been unable to get any trace pf him. He has also recently visited this city and has been seen by a few of his friends, and plans were made to cause his arrest should he return, but so far nothing nas materialised. It Is said by those who have seen him that he has changed greatly in appearance and would be ahla to n.. (o be considered as he was never away at night, and said she believed something had happened to him. I told her I would at once detail officers to go to ths house, and after obtaining all Information possible make a search for the boy. "As It was quite late there were not many officers on duty, who could be specially detailed on the case, but de tectives M. F. Dempsey and Peter Jorgen sen were at once sent ti the home of Mr. Cudahy. A special detail was also made to make Inquiries of all hack drivers and street car' men with a view of as certaining whether any of them had carried that night a hoy answering the description of young Cudahy, and to also go to the depots and the Kast Omaha and Iourlas street bridges to ascertain. If possible, whether any one answering his description had left the city, Detectives Dempsey and Jorgensen, In company with Mr. Cudahy and others, made a thorough search of the neighborhood and visited the homes of some of the boys, who were fet low'students of young Cudahy at Creighton college. The search and Inquiries were continued throughout the night, but no Information was obtained regarding hi whereabouts. OMAHA MEN AND THEIR HOBBIES me average police officer on the street without fear of recognition. The fact that he was on the water four days after the commission of this crime explains why he was not Intercepted by the many tele grams sent out by this department, as It was five days after the kidnaping had oc curred that Information was In our pos session sufficient to warrant the sending out of telegrams asking for his arrest. I still have In my possesion a warrant charging Crowe with robbery, alleged to have been committed on the 1:1th day of December, 1900, and I hope that In the near future either his arrest will be made by this or some other department or that he will vol untarily surrender himself." Cillers Story of the Crime. The report of Chief of Police Donahue, which is the most reliable history of the case, as it respects theories and rumors an t tells only what occurred, begins: "About 11 O'clock p. m.. December 18, 1900. I received a telephone call at my residence, 8li N. Seventeenth street, from Mrs Kdward A. Cudahy. who Informed me thut between I.S0 and 7 o'clock that evening she had lent her son, Edward Cudahy, Jr., on an rrand about two blocks from their residence; that she and her husband had gone out that night, and she did not see hira again before they left the house, but presumed he had returned until Informed by the servants on their return about half an hour before telephoning me that ha had nit. I questioned her as to the likeli hood of his having gone to one of the theaters or to the home of some of the neighborhood boys. She said that was not P HPLES llri. all klndi of blnofl m41s wbtrk fai1a4 . ' I't !" I ! (ou.d ik ngal Ihn.t Mr f waa full of Biiapl.. at-U s.ark- 1 M a 11, 4 to M 'lr ukui l urirtu in.j all loft 1 am ........... ...K nm u.a i tnvin ana racnam.aamc ' - ' '-'. nw w.a 1 r I I """""t Hop s?e caaaee la ncoai. '4 0. WitMs. N llm Si.. Newark. V. I, Best For Th Dowels xHw. CAWDVCATniUITlC Plaaaaat. FaUtahla. Pntaat TaataOans Podded. i'Jc "Ha. la. fee Wo. K.t.f c4 la !. Th. foaala taulot laou CCC diuiuu4 la car of yuar atuuay kavk. Starling Reeaedy Ca.. Chfeage a H.T. J93 UXUALSaLE.TEI KILLI3I SOUS Letter From Kidnapers. "Early the next morning (December 1?) Detectives J. H. Snvace. H. V. Dunn, J. T. Donohoe nd Henry Heltfeld were also de tailed on the sase, and I also detailed all available patrolmen to take up the search I then went out to Mr. Cudahy's residence and had an Interview with him. at which time we arrived at the conclusion, the boy had been decoyed away, but did not realise the purpose. I came back to ths office and made arrangements with different livery barns to furnish rigs for the use of the officers In the search, and about :30 that morning I received a telephone message from Mr. Cudahy saying that letter explaining the situation had been found In his yard by one of the servants and requesting that I go to the house at once. I did so, and found there Detectives Dunn and Savage, Mr. Cudahy, and Mr. J. C. Cowln. The letter was read over to me by Mr. Cowln, the following being substantially a copy: OMAHA. Dec. 19. I900.-Mr. Cudahy: We have kidnaped your child and demand $:'5,Oi0 (twenty-five thousand dollarsi for his ssfe return. If you give us the money the child will be returned as safe as when you last saw him. but if you refuse wo will nut arid in his eves and blind him: thn we will immediately kidnap another milMonatre's ehlld that we have spotted and demand $100,000, and we will get It, for he will see the condition of your child and realise the fact that we mean business and will not be monkeyed with or cap tured. Get the money all In gold, live, ten and twenty-dollar pieces; put It In a grip In a white wheat sack; get In your buggy alone on the night of December 19 at 7 p. m. and drive south from your home to Center street: turn west on Center street and drive back to Ruser's park and follow the paved road toward Fremont; when you come to a lantern that Is lighted by the road, place ttie money by the lantern and Immediately turn your horse around and return home. You will know our lantern, for it will have two ribbons, black and white, tied to the handle. You must place a red lantern on your buggy, where It can Ha nlulnlv aeen. ao we will know VOU a mile away. This letter and every part of It must be returned with the the money, and any attempt to capture will be the saddest thing you ever done. If you remember, some twenty years ago Charles Ross was kidnaped In New York Cltv and Iiw.ono ransom asked. Old man Ross was willing to give up the money, hut Hums the arreat detective, with oth- I ers, persuaded the old man not to give up I the money, assuring him that the thieves would be captured. Koss aiea 01 a nrontn heart, sorry that he allowed detectives to dictate to him. This letter must not be seen by any one but you. If the police or some stranger knew Its contents they might attempt to capture, although entirely ira nit vour wisn. or some one itiikhi. una a lantern and represent us, thus the wrong party securing the money, ana tnis wouia be as fatal to you as If you refused to f:lve up the money. Bo you see the danger f you let this letter be seen. Mr. tjuuany, you are up aiiim iv, there la rtnlv one wav out. PUT UP THE MONfctr- Money we want and money we will get. ' . - "11 vmi rtim T rive un dp next iMt.ii win v. ho aim that we mean business and you can lead vour noy arounc onna mu rest of your days, and- all you will have Is the dam copper sympathy. Do the right thing by us and we will do the same by you. If you refuse you will see the saddest sight you ever see. Wednesday. Dec. 19. THIS NIGHT OR NEVER. "Follow these Instructions and no harm will bcfs.4 you or yours. Cine Afforded by 'Phone. "While we were discussing the letter Mr. Cudahy was called to the telephone by a man who asked If he had received It. Mr. Cudahy replied he had not, and the person telephoning immediately rang ore. Mr. Cudahy then asked central for the number of the telephone which the man had used. The number was given to him, and on look ing it up it was learned that the telephone was located in a livery barn conducted by W. S. Glenn at 3014 Leavenworth street. I Immediately sent Detectives Dunn and Savage to the barn, which is in the neigh borhood of eleven blocks from Mr. Cudahy's residence. They had no conveyance and went to the barn on foot. On arriving there they fqund Frank .Glenn, a boy. In charge. He could give very little descrip tion of the man who had used the tele phone, stating that he was on the lounge when the man came In, and while he saw htm go to the telephone and heard him call up some number, he did not notice him particularly. Ha said f the man mounted a bay pony on leaving the barn and rode west to Thirty-first street and then turned north at a very fast gait. Later on Mr. W. 8. Glenn, proprietor of the bam, was seen, and while he said he saw the man ride away from the barn, ha was unable to give an accurate description of him. Detectives Dunn and Savage Im mediately telephoned this information to the police station, giving as accurate de scription of the man and pony as they had been able to obtain, which description was given out from the station to all officers On duty as soon as possible. "No trace of the boy was obtained through the Inquiries made of hack drivers, trainmen, brldgenien and street car men. This fact, together with the manner In which the letter was received, and its con tents, and the Inquiry by telephone, led me to believe that the boy was hidden somewhere within the city limits, or not far outside, and that by a thorough search of the city we might be able to locate the place where he was detained. With this end In view I called out the entire police force, and Mr. Cudahy suggested that he call nut a number of the men employed by him at the packing house to Join In ths search. This suggestion was followed out and about noon fifty or sixty of Cudahy's men reported at my office and were sent out In squads of two or three In charge of one of our officers. The search was carried on during the afternoon In the west and north par's of the city, extending as far north as Florence, all vacant houses being ex amlned, and one searching party, was within one block of the Melrose Hill house, which was afterward Identified as the place where the boy was detained. v Debatlac Ik Itaaeosa. "During the afternoon I again called on Mr. Cudahy. and at that time he seemed to be of the opinion that it would be best to pay the money. I told him I did not luius. 11 auviaaoie 10 pay tne money so soon, as I felt satisfied that with the num b-r of men engaged in the search we would be able to find the boy within twenty-four hours, as everything Indicated he hud not been taken away from the city. He said he believed the only safe way out was to pay the money, and as the boy's life was worth more to him than t5.0rt), it had then, fore become purely a business proposition with him. During our conversation 1 sug gested that he fill the sacks with material other than gold and place them as directed, and that I would arrange a detail of offi cers along the road, stating that I believed we would be able to effect a capture of ths DR. W. II. CIIRISTLE-Teacliing the Young Idea. kidnapers 'In this manner. This he posi tively objected to, stating that he did not want any Interference with his plans, al though he did not say what his plans were. or anything done that would endanger the welfare or life of the boy, and that he should like to have me direct my men ac cording to his wishes until he obtained pos session of his son, but at no time did he state to me that he Intended to follow out the directions of the letter. Under the cir cumstances I could do no less than comply with his request. He said everything would be left in charge of Mr. M. L. Sears, an attorney for the Cudahy Packing company, who would direct all movements for the balance of the evening and night "I returned to the office and arranged for a detail of officers to report to Mr. Scars at Mr. Cudahy's residence. Instructing them to follow out the directions of Mr. Sears. Shortly after the officers had arrived at the house one of them called me up on the tele phone and Informed me that Mr. Sears had told them that Mr. Cudahy did not want them in sight about the house; that he did not want any one interfered with who might come to or in the vicinity of the house during the night; that it was not a matter of dollars and cents with him; what he wanted was the boy, and that l e did not want anyone Interfered with who might come with a second letter or to return the boy. They said 'they were to stay in the barn and that there was an electric bell from the house to the barn which would be .used to call them, if needed. I In structed them to follow out the Instructions of Mr. Sears, as he had full charge. Boy Retoraed AH Right. "About 1:30 that night Mr. Sears tele- been returned unharmed. I asked him to permit the officers to see the boy for the purpose of getting a description of the men who had kidnaped him, together with' any other particulars that might aid us in their capture. Mr. Bears stated that Mr. and Mrs. Cudahy and the boy were all exhausted and had retired for the night and had left word not to be disturbed. I then asked him to have one of the offi cers telephone me, which he did, and I Instructed him to insist on seeing the boy in order that we might obtain information that would enable us to continue our in vestigations more intelligently during the night. The officers appealed to Mr. Sears, but he still refused to permit them to talk to the boy, saying that Mr. Cudahy had left positive Instructions not to be dis turbed. This practically ended any fur ther action on the part of the department that night, as we were unable to get any Information as to the direction of the place where the boy had been confined or description of the men who had kidnaped him. I, however, gave instructions to have the bridges and depots watched, and to als) take into custody any one who was unable to give a satisfactory account of themselves." Father's Story of Drive. Concerning the drive with the IJ5.000 In gold into the country and placing it by the roadside the chief of police says noth ing, as neither he nor any of his men were allowed to accompany Mr. Cudahy. In The Bee of December 21 Mr. Cudahy was reported as follows. As to Mr. Cudahy being alone in his own statement was later amended by M. L. Sears, an attorney for Mr. Cudahy, who stated that "his ci.tle buyer, Paddy McGrath, went with nlm, because he was afraid to have him go alone, although he Insisted upon doing so at first:" "There was something about the tone of tha letter which those men sent me, that precluded all idea of fear. I was confident the men meant business. I believed that If I carried out the instructions of he note my boy would be brought back. There was no serious thought of a holdup in addition to the kid na;iing. "The note from the kidnapers came in the morning. Arrangements were made at once with the Omaha National bank tor the money. The entire sum, J25.000 in gold, came from that bank. It was brought to my house at o'clock In the afternoon. Following the Instructions of the note I left the house at 7 o'clock. It was then Just after dark. I was alone in a light wagon drawn by a fast team. The horses are good travelers and as far as the roads were in good condition they went along at a pretty good gait. I don't think I had gone very far from the bouse, driving along Thirty-sixth street, when I heard a wheel man behind me. As I turned into Center street and reached the end of the pave ments I observed that tha bicycler still fol lowed, and then the idea occurred to ma that he was some on detailed by the kid napers to see that I carried out my part of the agreement In starting from the house without company. The Mder re mained about the same distance behind for a couple of miles. I guess, and then he turned off from tha main road and dis appeared. t Foaad the Slanal All Right. "All the time on tha way out there I wasn't thinking of much but getting back the boy. It waa pretty dark and some times when the road was rough I had to drive slowly, and perhaps waa a Ultls Impatient on that account. Of course I reaJUed that a food deal depBdd 00 fal lowing carefully the Instructions contained In the note, hut there was never a minute when I doubted that I would find the signal Just as it was described and that ujie money would reach the men for whom It was In tended. "I guess I had driven about five miles when I caught sight of the lantern. The spot was a lonely one In the midst of a wood about a mile In extent, and about two-thirds of the way up a hill. The lantern was right at the edge of the road; Just a plain commonplace lantern such as a brakeman carries, and It was swung on a stick planted upngnt in tne grouna. There were some black and white ribbons tied on to the stick as it had been stated In the note there would be. I alighted from the wagon, took the bag of gold from the place under the seat and left It there close t3 the stick In plain view, as there was no grass, or at least none tall enough to reach to the top of the sack. I didn't stay there a minute, but turned tha team around at once and drove away. Confident Outlaws Would Keep Faith. "There was only the bicycle and a soli tary farmer driving a team in sight during the trip out to the lantern and back home. The rider, as I said before, I saw on the way out The farmer was passed when I was returning home. He was Jogging along paying no attention to anyone, and for that reason I paid little attention to him. It would be hard to tell what I was thinking about during the drive back, any more than to say that my thoughts, natur ollly, were on my son's return. I wondered how long the abductors would be in bring ing him back to the house, but I had no doubt that they would use all possible dispatch, because they obviously wouldn't want him with them any longer than they had to have him after the receipt of the ransom. Then, too, another circumstance that reassured me was that I had placed a note in the sack with the gold, containing the instructions to send my son back that night. "I don't recall the words of the note but the message was to the effect that I had promptly complied with their demands In regard to producing the money asked of me and that I expected them to comply as promptly to my request to bring back my son that night. I felt that they would do this. The request was placed with the note written to me the one which they asked to be returned. They were both in the sack. I didn't stay up after I returned home, because I. felt pretty sure that Eddie would be home very soon. Consequently we were expecting him when he walked Into the house early In the morning." Commend'a Bee's Fnterprlae. Mr. Cudahy was not averse to telling the details of the drive and he Joked over the persistency of the reporters who had vis ited him during the day. many of them being special correspondents of eastern newspapers. He said The Bee , had pub llshed nothing but the facts In connection with the case ever since the discovery that young Cudahy was missing. The story printed In the noon extra, the second day, giving exclusive details regarding the pay ment of the ransom was correct In the main, being In error only a few Incidentals. "As far as the story In the main Is con cerned," said Mr. Cudahy, "It h absolutely correct and The Bee showed comendable enterprise." What the Boy Told. Eddie Cudahy told the story of his ab ductlon to a reporter for The Bee the morn ing of the day that he was returned, De cember 20. Later the published interview was confirmed In a typewritten statement by M. L. Sears and indirectly by Mr. Cudahy himself, when he commended The Bee for telling mly the truth concerning ths whole affair. Eddie Cudahy was re ported as follows: It happened while I was on my way home from Captain Rustln's. It waa about 8 o'clock, I should Judge, and very dark. Just as I got In front of General Cowin's residence S32 South Thirty-seventh street two doors from home, two men sprang in front of me and thrust pistols In my face I don't know where they came from. 1 didn't see them until they stood within three feet of me and had me covered with their revolvers. One of them said: " 'I am the sheriff of Sarpy county, and I want you. You are Eddie McUee. and you have stolen S'jOO from your aunt. Come with us. Don't make any outcry, for It won't do any good.' "Well, I auppoaed It was simply a case of mistaken Identity, and that all would r cleared up In a few minutes, so I went with them without a struggle. "At the corner of Thirty-seventh and Jackson streets they loaded me Into an open buggy that was standing there, then climbed in themselves and made me sit be tween them on their knees. We drove away very leisurely southward on Thlrty-ssvtnth street. "All this time I was talking to them, try ing to convince them that they had the wrong person, that my nam wasn't Eddi McGee and that I had pot stolen V0 from my aunt, but they paid no attention to me. When they deigned to make any reply at all they merely grunted. If didn't occur to ma to study their faces closely, a fact which I tooahad occasion to rtg-rtt, but It perhaps wouldn't hsve availed me much If I had. as thMr slouch hsts were pulled down over their eyes, and thrlr coat collars were turned up over their chins, and about all I could see was their noses. It was very dark, too, and the men kept their faces averted as much as possible. Arouses First plclou. As we spproached the Ieavenworth car line I saw a car coming toward us from the west. It was brilliantly lighted within, and. as It slacked up at the crossing I caught a glimpse of the conductor and recognised him. There Is a man who knows me.' I ex claimed. That conductor will identify me; call to hlmV Immediately my captors turned the horse westward on Leavenworth street and whipped him into a gallop. One held the reins and piled the lash, while the other selxed me roughly and tied a handkerchief over my eyes. Then, of course, I began to realise the true situation. I knew then that I had been kidnaped, and stories I had read of horrible cruelties visited upon hostages flashed through my mind. "We continued to drive rapidly. It seemed to me for the greater part of the night, and during all this time my captors exchanged not a word. They seemed to have had every move planned In advance, so they knew Just what to do and where to go. I could tell by the Jolting of the buggy thet we were driving over rough, unpaved roads most of the time. Finally, however, when it seemed to me ..hat it must be near morn ing, the vehicle suddenly struck paved streets again, and by a sort of sixth sense I felt that we were in South Omaha. In deed. I caught two or three whiffs from the packing house district, and this assured me that my conjecture waa correct, though, of course, I had no sense of direction; north, south, east and west were all one to me. "Finally the vehicle came to a standstill. One of the men got out and tied the horse. while the other held me. Then they lifted me out-end one of them tied my hands be hind me. The other examined the bandng over my eyes to make sure It waa secure. The next move was to lead me up a flight of rickety stair steps and Into a room that had a damp, musty smell. Pot Irons on Illm. "I could tell Dy the way the men's foot steps resounded throughout the house that it was vacant and stripped of furniture, observed also that they struck no light. would have been conscious of a sense of light had they made one, for the bandage could not have excluded all Its rays. The men still moved about in absolute silence, exchanging no word. One of them found an old rickety chair some place and pushed me down upon It. Then he removed the cords from around my wrists and substl tutcd for them a pair of handcuffs with chains attached, and made the latter fast to the rungs of the chair. A pair of leg Irons were clapped upon my ankles, ind the chains of these were also locked about the legs of the chair. 'In this uncomfortable position I spent most of the twenty-four hours of my in carceratlon, though at one time, for period of about five hours, I should Judge, the chains from my wrists were removed, and I was permitted to He down on the floor. One of my captors kindly provided an overcoat which served as a pillow tried to sleep, but my nerves were too badly shattered to permit of It. I think I fell Into a light dose, however, for flf teen or twenty minutes. , "During all of this time I ate but once, though the man who waa with me often asked me if I wanted anything. Once said I did. and he went and got me a cu of coffee and some crackers. "I forgot to teli you that as soon as was chained to the chair one of the men went away, but he kept returning at inter vals of every few minutes, when he would tap lightly upon the door and would engage my 'guardian In a whispered conversation, I couldn't catch a word of what they said. After each one of these Interviews the man on the outside would go away, and after a moment or so I cbuld hear the tinkle of telephone bell which sounded a long way off. I believe they were in telephonic conv munlcatlon with some person or persons In Omaha all the time. "The man who kept watch over me was drinking heavily all the time. At first he didn't talk at all, but after we had been alone together for six or seven hours he began to get garrulous. He talked about all aorta of things, and his talk . rambled though whether from drink or design couldn't say. Finally he became bolder. Two or three times he touched upon the subject of my abduction, and I gathered from his remarks that there were six men in the gang of which he was a member. He said one thing which was very much to the point, and which startled me. Waatrd the Little Girls. " 'Do you know.' he asked, 'that we hav been watching that house of yours out there for the last two months? Well, we have. What we really wanted waa to get one of the little girls your sister, but w didn't get a chance. Finally we became desperate and determined to take the bull by the horns and nab you. And I guess It's all right. You've acted first-class, my boy. You'll be back with your folks In a few hours.' "The only way I had of reckoning time was by the sense of light and darkness. I knew when Wedensday nigh( came, because it got very dark In the room. The night was about four hours old. I should Judge, when there came that light tap at the door with which I had become familiar. There was another whispered conversation and then my captor told me I was to be taken back home, I never experienced such a sens of Joy In my life. The two men tightened the bandage over my eyes and unlocked my Irons; then I was led down the craiy staircase again and placed upon the seat of the same vehicle in which I had ridden to the place. The buggy turned a sharp corner and drove leisurely away. Told to "Git." "Again I rode over rough, unpaved streets. I could tell distinctly that we were npt driving In a direct course, for the buggy kept making turns, first in one direction and then, in another. I could ste that they were trying to confuse me so that I couldn't retrace the route. Finally we stopped: the chains were taken off, the bandage was re moved from my eyes, and I was told to git.' "At first I was so dazed I didn't know where I was. While I was standing still in the middle of the street, looking about me and trying to get my bearings for It waa pitch dark the driver hit the horse a sharp lick with the whip and the vehicle dashed out of sight. I ventured one glance at It as It rounded a corner, but waa able to note only that two muftUd figures still occupied the single seat. 'Then I suddenly got my bearings. The locality was very familiar, and I was but a few blocks from home. They had set me down at Thirty-sixth and Leavenworth streets. "I believe I would be able to Identify tha man who was with me In the room so long by his voice If by nothing else. He had a peculiar voice, and I will never forget It. I could also Identify tl.e stairs to the old empty house. Of course I didn't see them, but they were badly worn and creaked In such an unusual way that If I ever walked up them again 1 should recvgulz them In a minute." t hief Gets the Sews. In the report of tne chief he says that Eddie Cudahy told him that only on man approached him and that the other man sat in th buggy, which stood near the curbston at a point near by; also that th Leavenworth street car was not running, s en Mo lav id Ma? Our foreign buyer has secured a great bargain in LA CE CURTAINS and SCOTCH MADRAS They have just come in and ice find them very exclusive design. They were bought at 2o per cent below the regular value and ire will give our customers ths bemjit of our good fortune MONDAY and TUESDAY. CliVMA DMAS. 50 inches ride, per yard, MX, ROc 40c FIGURED ADH AS, 50 in. vi,le, in hro tone and rouHi- , 1 "7 C- colnrtd tfftrtt, per yard, Sl.Jo, $1.00, 90c and - ISXGLISII 25c 1.45 .2.95 .3.50 Thtyan great bargain, St inches wide, all colors, per yard, c, SOc and LACE CUHTAIXS SCOTCH NET CURTA1S 34 yds. long, 60 in. tride, a strong serviceable curtain, irortA jjer pair Si. 00, sale price COLONIAL l'ATTlSRN LA CE C VR TAIXS, very latest, worth, per pair $k. 00. Sale price XOVELTY C UR TA IJS S SIX STTLES, white only, they are extreme novelties, worth, per pair, $5. 00. Sale price lwJ3xV2SrAISSAXCB I3BD SETS FULL SIZE, beautiful large center piece, scalloped flounce vith bolster, cortr to match. Excellent values at 0 Cm Excellent values at B CA Excellent values at Ifl Crt 113 50 sale price. ..,u' "u . bo sale price. 110.60 eale price. TIIREE-TA NEL WEATHERED OAKSCREEX, worth T 7 C $5.00. while they last .... f J Miller, Stewart & Beaton I3I5-I7-I9 FARNAM STREET. l TT 77 - a,-!.. - -a i ' '1 A HUNGRY? IV "a tr ' TV Drop in and Have a Bite Oysters that make your mouth water. CI&.m Chowder, just like it tastes at the seashore? Lobster tx la. Newbur, steaming, savory, delicious. Brook Trout Wouldn't a nice one right from the cold mountain stream taste good? Prairie Chicken, plump and tender. We serve every delicacy that the market affords, as well as all the plain, substantial and homelike dishes. Everythln new and clean, service quick, complete, genteel. Lobsters and Shell Fish received dally from the Atlantic. coast. ' iCcntlnusd on Ftt 6U- J. P. O'Brien's Cafe 1415 Farnam Street Move Before It Is Cold! It Is easy to forget how uncomfortable you were last winter. If you happen to have an office in a poorly built building, or where there Is a poor heatipg system now is the time to move to the one building in Omaha that Is always warm in winter. THE BEE BUILDING There are a few very choice rooms from which to choose. Just now, sever al small rooms and three large rooms. There is, for example, a corner room with a vault and a small room adjoining on the second floor; a room with a vault on the fifth a south suite on the sixth, and several fine small rooms. Trices range from $10 to t40 per month. II, C. Peters & Co., Rental Agents. Grouud Floor, Dee liuilding. The Wtafckey with Reputation Quaker Maid Rye Awarded tha GOLD MEDAL al tha Loulilana Kurohasa bx position lor hup. nor Quality, Furl 17 and Per leotton of Aga Vo aala at all leading bars, eavias and drug storas S. H1RSCH & C0.,Kansas Clt,Ma. SELECT THE BKEH YOU LIKE. . Is unexcelled as a tonic, it Is un equalled for Invalids and convalescents. Young mothers will 11 nil It sucrlor to any other let-r for It mllk-produclng qualities. , Bold on Dining and MuftVt Cars. FRED KRUO BREWING CO. Omaha's Model Urewerjr. Telephone 420. OMAHA. HELP TO ADVERTISE OMAHA. 4 Ths B .Yea Friends.