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F "rrom N. Y. Time. March 30i
j Seize Fine Dresses On American Line j Thr be Ir; bUIIlt' of were Ctitom Men Get Gorgeous Rai ment at the Pier Trunk Hid in a Corner vigil tlial the custom" men n llnr since the report reached them wieKs ago that goods were being i...i .ff iiie Kieamers of that com- ,,nv was rewarded yesterday by t he ...h u.inrj nf trunks which ...... i ,it,.l rire.sxes. waists, embrold- . i.niks. laces and other articles .. ...our After the trunks taken to the Public stores and the Roods taken out 11 excited the wonder of even the veteran packer there how mucn nn-c-y coulil be stowed away In two trunks. Tli"e who saw the contents of them say thry are the finest Paris make and high est cost. Rcreiitly there has been such smug gling "f (town, lingerie and dressmakers' supplies Into port that the custom's of ficials were stirred to action. When the pieces of baggage were tak en tn the seizure room and the locks broken open there was revealed a sight that would have gladdened the heart of iiny woman. In one trunk were about ."i6 rfowns of the princess and other styles. Most of them were for evening wear, ami nil are made of the finest materials. In another trunk were about thirty lace waists, long opera cloaks, some embroidered In gold; great quant ity of costly lingerie, yards and yards ot hue of the finest texture, and other article.. of wear. It was the most costly array that has been displayed In the seiz ure mom for many it day. The trunks are about four feet long, a foot and a half wide and about two feet deep This Grand Purchase Includes Women's Beautiful Costumes, Gowns, Tailored Suits, Evening Coats, Lace Summer Coats, Lingerie Dresses and Linen Suits, (all hand made), French Lingerie, Imported Waists . . . Unmade Dress Robes (Both Silk and Wool.) Unmade Waist Patterns Lace Robes French Model Hats High Class Kid Gloves Handkerchiefs Parasols . Wash Fabrics All Goods Confiscated by the Government on Sale Monday High Class Silks Dress Fabrics (In Single rat terns.) Embroidered Robes Exquisite Laces Fine Linen Suitings Silk Hosiery French Jewelry Linens Fine Embroideries . Dress Trimmings Embroidered Marquisettes Imported Belts Hand Bags Rich Persian Rugs Etc. On Sale Monday 9 a. m." Brandeis Stores r From N. Y. Amcrcan, April 20i Big Smugglers Offer $260,000 To Stop U. S. Inquiry Would Shield Owner of Paris Gown But Secretary Loeb Flatly Doolinee "Call off the instigation of recent smuggling and we will pay the United States Goverment $260,000." This offer, sent through Intermediaries in such a manner that it cannot be traced back to its source, was made today to William Loeb, Jr., collector of the port of New York. It came from the smug glers who tried to bring Into the United States, without paying duty, many thou sands of dollars worth of Paris gowns and laces within the past few weeks. Mr. Loeb refused the offer. Just as he had refused an offer of $100,000 made by the smugglers several days ago. It In dicated to his mind that the smuggling syndicate was desperate, and that only a small portion, perhaps, of their oper ations had been uncovered. "It is true that the amount now offer ed is $280,000," admitted Mr. Loeb to night. This amount Includes what would i be penalties of more than $200,000 above the appraised value of the goodH more penalties than would be imposed by law." To save the society women rrom being brought into court to tell what they know, the rumor declared, the smuggling syndicate was willing to pay almost any price. Hence the offer of $260,000. "1 I I I I J 21 3C 1W0 PICTURESQUE OUTLAWS Sicilian Brigands of a Fast Passing Type. ONE IN JAIL, ONE IN AMERICA fnr, Mulone, Who Started Career of (rime When Ilia Wife Deserted Him, Thought Now to Be In America. PALERMO. May 28.-Every criminal In Sicily who evades capture by the police Is 'called a brigand, but as brigandage Is sup posed to have been stamped out by the Italian government, the term brigand has been supplanted by a new word, "latl tante," or hlder. As a matter of fact, however, brigandagj still exlsta In Sicily, weakened and diminished, but not over come and so long as the Mafia rules In the cities nnd towns brigandge will continue to flourish over the country. Nor could It be otherwise, as the Mafia and brigandage are closely connected by a bond of common Interest. In yeurs gone by the Sicilian brigands held up the car riages of the rich, took prisoners and held them for ransom, protected the weak and oppressed the rich and powerful nobles. Today the claxslcal type of brigand has disappeared and the present outlaws are no longer highwaymen, but common crim inals, who live In hiding and successfully evade capture by making themselves use ful to certain great land owners, who In return protect them from the police. Now and again there is an Isolated attempt at a return to the old traditions of brigandage and a man of an adventuroua life, disap pointed In love and unjustly persecuted by the police, will retire to the hills, waylay his enemies one by one and shoot them In cold blood and baffle the attempt of the police, aided by strong detachments of troops, to capture him. Two Who Were Famous. Such esses are rare, still within the last five years there were two famous Sicilian brigands whose nnmes became household words throughout the island. v Their careers were short ones, though. One of them, Turiddu Failla Mulone, has disappeared and Is supposed to be safe In America; the other, dulseppe Salamone, has fallen Into the hands of the police and Is await ing trial. The brigands captured by the police are comparatively few and In Buch rare cases when a capture is effected It Is generally the result of chance. " Such was the case of Salamone. One day the brigand hap pened to be wandering alone about the country when he chanced to meet two carbineers who he thought had recognised him. As a matter of fact they had not, and If Instead of running away from them he had just gone on his way they would have never captured him. Besides, luck was against him, as he had almost suc ceeded in outdistancing his pursuers, when he stumbled and fell. When the two carbi neers caught him he said: "I am Sala mone and I won't oppose any resistance. because 1 realize that I am no longer a brigand. A brigand never falls when run ning from the police unless he is shot dead." And so ended Salamone's career. Giuseppe Salamone Is a native of Barra franca, the son of a small farmer who died when 'the brigand was a boy. He left school and learned the trade of shoe maker, and with his small earnings sup ported his widowed mother. When Sala mone was I years old he fell In love with a village girl named Stella Bonlcontro, an orphan who lived with her grandmother, One day he was obliged to leave his native village for a month to seek work else where, and on his return he discovered that the girl he loved had been seduced by the mayor, Slgnor Giordano, a wealthy and powerful land owner. Mayor Beat Iflra to It. Salamone's first thought was to kill the mayor, but Giordano was a powerful rival and without giving Salamone time to ma ture his plans of vengeance he had him arrested on suspicion of having waylaid and assaulted three fishermen and stealing all the money they possessed, suooi ned witnesses and had him tried and convicted. Salamone was sentenced to hard labor. He served his term ten years during which the boy became a man, and every day he spent in prison he renewed the oath to kill Giordano. One day when he had all but served his term a letter was sent from his family at Barrafranca to the governor of the prison petitioning to anticipate Salamone's release as his old mother was dying and she wished to see her son and blesa him before she died. This letter was not authenticated by the mayor, so the governor returned It to Barrafranca for the necessary signature. Giordano was still mayor there and he purposely delayed sending back the letter to the prison, hence Salamone, who should have been released on September 8, 1904, left prison only on the 19th. He hastened home and found his mother dead. A few days afterward while Giordano was returning home Salamone shot him dead, and he became a brigand. The police arrested two priests named Vasapollt and a lawyer of Barrafranca "Tt yC r L VJ TiTvf TC dread. Mother's Friend is Becoming a moth . snouldbe a source of joy, but the suffer ing incident to the ordeal rf makes its anticipation one ot the only remedy which re lieves women of much of the pain of maternity; this hour, dreaded as woman's severest trial, is not only made less painful, but danger is avoided by its use. Those who use this remedy are no longer despondent or gloomy ; nervousness, nausea and other distressing conditions are overcome, and the system is prepared for. the coming yr: event. "It is worth its weight v' in gold, "saysmany who have liV it $100 per bottle at druKur. uscu u. hook of rslue to all expectant blether mailed free. TBI BRaDFIELD REGULATOR CO. AOs ota, Ga. named Bonfirraro, all political enemies of the mayor, on suspicion of complicity. Salamone meanwhile successfully evaded all attempts to capture him, killed several of his enemies, levied blackmail on all the friends of Giordano and gradually ac quired the reputation of a first class brigand. He even wrote his memoirs and had them published In the Glornale of Sicllia. Never Oppressed the Week. His chief boast was that he never op pressed the weak and that he never killed a policeman, although very often parties of soldiers who were pursuing him passed within range of his rifle. That Salamone was popular Is proved by the fact that when he was arrested he had over $19$ in his possession which the police ascer tained he had not stolen but which had been given to him by landowners of the neighborhood. Salamone and his supposed accomplices, the two priests and the lawyer, were tried at Perugia for the murder of Giordano. They were all acquitted and in the course of the trial, Salamone convinced the Jury that his first convlnctlon was a real mis carriage of Justice. Salamone Is now only 33 years old. He Is guarded night and day by a special escort of twelve car bineers and still kept In prison waiting to be tried for the crimes he committed while he was a brigand. There is nobody in Sicily who does not consider Salamone a hero and a martyr, and Peppino, as he is af fectionately called, may pass Into history not only as a celebrated brigand, but also as a poet. He Is now engaged in giving the finishing touches to his autobiography written In verse. Lieutenant Petroslno, the Palermo police now say, was killed by a friend of the other brigand, Mulone, who suspected that the visit to Caltanisetta, undertaken by Petroslno on the day he was murdered, would lead to the discov ery and arrest of the brigand In America. Mulone's history is quite as romantlo as that of Salamone and he, too, Is con sidered .a hero and a martyr In Sicily. Mulone was originally a cowherd from I'antcatti, In the province of Glrgentl. He spent his days on the hills and only went down to his native village on Sundays. Blame on the Police. One day he fell In love with a peasant girl name Rosa and decided to marry her, but unfortunately the marriage had to be delayed for a couple of months, as Mulone had stolen some hay for his cows and he was arrested and sentenced to three months' imprisonment. After he had served his tjme he returned to Canlcattl and hast ened the preparations for the marriage in the municipality first and In church after ward. The day Mulone married when he was taking the bride home late in the even ing he was stopped by three policemen, who insisted that he should accompany them to the station and explain why he, a ; criminal Just released from prison, was out ! In the evening. Mulone explained that It ! v as his marriage day and that he was re turning home. He begged to be allowed to i gi on his way, but the policemen insisted I that he should accompany them. Then Mulone attacked the three men. In jured two and would have killed the third one had not a reinforcement arrived on I the scene and overpowered him. The i bride fainted, while her husband was con- veyed. manacled, to prison. Meanwhile two or three months passed and Mulone hoped against hope to be soon released and , return to his wife. One day he was told that his wife, tired of waiting, had run i away and was living with a shoemaker. Mulone was furious. He escaped from i prison and returned to the hills, his one object being to kill his faithless wife ind her lover. Terror of Sicily, Meanwhile he became the terror of Sicily. He shot many of the policemen who were sent to capture him, killed entire herds of cattle belonging to persons whom he suspected had furnished clues to the po lice, set fire to farms and crops, levied blackmail, murdered all his enemies and swore that he would kill his wife and lover, also the mayor and priest who mar ried them. One day he succeeded In find ing the hiding place of his wife. He shot at her after taking good aim, but missed her, as his hand trembled. "I shall wait," said Mulone, and returned to the hills. Meanwhile the mayor of Canlcattl In ter ror had fled, and the priest followed '.lis example. Mulone still waited. Then his wife and her lover fled, too. Mulone heard that they had gone to America and he fol lowed them there. Omaha Makes Biggest Gain of Grain Markets EFFECT OF OCCUPATION TAX It Will Catch All Corporations Ex cept Charitable Ones. TAX IS UPON CAPITAL STOCK Sliding- Scale of Fees Is Fixed by the Law, Beginning; with Five Oolars on a Maximum of Ten Thousciid Dollars. Shows Forty-Eight Per Cent Gain in Total Receipts for the First Quarter. Secretary F. K. Manchester of the Omaha Grain exchange has prepared a report and letter to members of the exchange showing the receipts of grain at the Omaha market for the first quarter of 1909 and a com parison wtlh the receipts of 1908. Among all the primary grain markets of the United States Omaha shows the great est percentage of gain. The following shows the receipts at the leading primary markets for the first quarter of. 1909 and the percentage of gain over 190$: CORN. Chicago Omaha St. 1-ouls ... Peoria Kansas City Louisville ... V 191,770 .. .!l"2.M5 . 4r.20.5i4 ,. 3.221.200 .. J,lo7.9O0 WHEAT. Minneapolis 16.977,510 Kansas City ti.Y.R.000 Duluth S.MVJH Omaha 4.247 ,200 St. Ixtuts 3.IM.3M) Chicago 3,105,048 OATS. Chicago 20.0m,9tif St. Louis 4.703 Tin; Minneapolis 2,s.s.-,O0 Omaha I.4ti,0O0 Milwaukee 2.347.700 Peoria ,'j2,0it) TOTAL GRAIN. '. 915. 177 Ml 10,170 lrt.20ii.440 14.007.SiiO U. 41.2' ) 9,131,300 Loss. Pet. 5 ISt 10 30 in 4V 1H IS 24 22 "i 18 20 Vi 41 34 The new tax becomes effective on July 1. when every Incorporated concern, not In cluding banking and building and loan asso ciations and corporations not organized for pecuniary profit, such as religious and charitable organizations, must pay to the state a fee for the privilege of being Incor porated and doing business tn Nebraska. The new law was enacted last winter and provides for a sliding scale of fees from the corporations, though all concerns with a capital stock of $2,000,000 or more will oay the same rate. The tax Is upon the capital stock and companies organized under the laws of other states must pay the same as those organized under the laws of Ne braska, providing business is transacted in Nebraska. The tax Is due July 1, but if it is not paid by 4 o'clock on th.e afternoon of November 30 the charters of these delinquent corpora tions "shall be forfeited to the state of Ne braska and the right of all delinquent for eign corporations to do business In this state which have failed to pay said occu pation f-e. together with the penalty for such delinquency ($10), slia'.l be likewise forfeited." What tba Law Says. The law says that "It shall be the duty of every corporation Incorporated under the laws of the state and of every foreign corporation now doing business, or which shall hereafter engage In business In this state, to procure annually from the secre tary of state an occupation permit author izing the transaction of such business in this state." The sliding scale of fees as provided In the new law Is as follows, being pasea on the amount of Incorporated stock: Nebraska Telephone company, $10,000,000; American Radiator company, $8,000,000; Union Stock Yards company, $7,500,000, and the Omaha Electric Light and Power company, $3,500,000. All of these are in corporated In Nebraska except Swift & Co. and the American Radiator company, the former being incorporated in Illinois and the latter in New Jersey. Corporations which will have to pay a tax of $150, their capital stock not being In excess of $2,000,000, but being over $1,000,000, Include the Nebraska Traction and Power company, $2,000,000; Omaha & Nebraska Central, $1,500,000; Sheridan Coal company, $1,150,000; Updike Milling company, $1,038,000. The Omaha Audi torium company Is incorporated for $500,000 and its assessment will be $75. Chicago Minneapolis St. Louis Omaha Kansas City Milwaukee Gain. By the government reports for April, Omaha has retained its second place as the primary corn market of the world; the fourth in oats, fifth In wheat and fifth In all grains. Not In excess of $ Not In excess of Not in excess of Not In excess of Not in excess of Not in excess of Not In excess of Not in excess of Over $2,000,000 Officials In Omaha M. W. A. Memorial Nervlrea. Members, their families and friends, of the Modern Woodmea of America, cordi ally invted to attend the memorial ser vices, under the auspices of Omaha camp, No. 120. Kountze Memorial Lutheran church, Kth and Farnam streets, Sunday evening at I o'clock. C. H. T. RIEPEN, Clerk. W. 8. WILSON, Consul. 10 ooo $ R 25.000 10 50.000 20 inoono 30 2SA.0O0 50 DiiO.OiiO 75 1. OoO.OOO 100 2.000.000 V 200 do not attempt to place any estimate on the amount of money required of Omaha corporations In license fees under the new law, only going as far as to say that It will be high In the thousands of dollars. Many compa nies are incorporated for comparatively small amounts, from $10,000 to $100,000, which, have never been known to do much business, and these, it Is thought, will be wiped out of business. Others are big con cerns doing a big business. Nome Apt Illustrations. The American Smelting and Refining company, Incorporated under the laws of Nebraska. Is capitalized at $100,000,000, but it will be required to pay only the same tax as the Omutia & Council Bluffs Bridge company or the Independent Telephone company, Incorporated each for $3,000,000 $200. Other corporations which will come In for the maximum tax of $200 are Swift Co., Incorporated for $00. 000, 000; Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Hallway company, $15,000,000; Nebraska Power com pany (the Loup river concern), $13,000,000, Ruling Important to Local Property Supreme Court Decision on Scavenger Tax Touches Hundreds of Tracts in Omaha. By a decision Friday the supreme court gave a ruling tn a scavenger (ax sale suit which has an Important bearing on hun dreds of cases in Douglas county. The de rlslon of the court was that where the original owner offerrd to redeem before confirmation he must offer the full taxes, and that the offer of the price the property sold for, Is not sufficient. The test case was that of Rosenthal against Glllllan, which went up from Lan caster county. The district court was re versed and the case remanded. There are at least 400 tract numbers In Douglas county, title In which depepds upon this ruling. of the general copyograph company. This company then sold to the Omaha Copyo graph company the territory for Omaha and vicinity, for the sum of $37,000 cash. The suits against the defendants are four In number, two against the .general copyograph company and two against the Omaha Copyograph company, for Infringe ment on the Bledler patents for the pho tographing device and on the copy hc!J--. damages being asked for $10,000 In each case and for an injunction in each case. SUITS TO PROTECT PATENTS INVOLVE SOME OMAHA MEN Action In Federal (oort for Forty Thousand Dollars Aaalnst Copyo graph Companies. Suits for $40,000 damages were instituted In the 1'nlted States district court Satur day morning against the Copyograph com pany of Oklahoma and the Omaha Copyo graph company by the Rectlograph com pany of Rochester. N. Y., for infringe ments of patent and to enjoin the defend ants from further manufacturing or selling the devices. Omaha parties interested in the suits are F. A. Nash, president of both of the defendant companies, and C. W. Hull, T. B. McPherson and others. The sulfa grow out of an Invention for the photographic reproduction of court and other book records by pages, and a copy holder for such reproducing process. The devices were Invented by George Beidler of Oklahoma City and a patent for each was procured through an Oklahoma patent attorney. Bledler had organised what Is known as the Rectlgraph company and the manufactory was located at Roch ester and the machines put on the market. Some time thereafter, as It la alleged In the petition, the attorney through whom Bledler obtained his patents, designed an improvement on the Bledler patents and organized another corporation known as the Copyograph company, with Its manu factory also located at Rochester, N. Y., sold out state and local rlghta to use, sell and manufacture the copyograph and copy holder. F. A. Nash was elected president STOVE COMPANY ENLARGES Howard Manufacturing; Plant at Bal aton Will Double Number of Kmployea and Output. The Howard Stove Manufacturing com pany, which moved to Omaha a year ago from Savannah, Mo., has decided to re Incorporate, this time In Nebraska and will authorize a stock lsue of $200,000. Besides making heating stoves It Is planned to enlarge the plant at Ralston and make a line of ranges and furnaces. Where the company now employs sixty men, the enlarged plant will require at least 100 workmen. Howard B. Graham, who has been Iden tified with the drug trade In Omaha for fifteen years and who has also been man ager of the Harding Ice Cream company since Ita incorporation, will be the vice president and general'manager of the How ard Stove company. On Getting Yours . . i s .Pill WOMEN KNOW A WOMAN knows when Hardware looks right. She knows that good-looking, well-made locks and knobs decorate a room. She knows how unsatisfac tory stiff-working cupboard catches are. Women like Yale & Towne Hardware as soon as they lay their eyes on it. Oet the Illustrated (free) Booklet! "About Tale fc Towne Hardware. It is good and interesting reading. Ask to see some samples the next time you're in our store and let us figure your hardware bill. Our prices are right. James Morton &Son Go, 1611 and 1513 Dodge Agent for Tale lVocka.