F "rrom N. Y. Time. March 30i
j Seize Fine Dresses
On American Line j
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
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
French Model Hats
High Class Kid Gloves
Parasols . Wash Fabrics
All Goods Confiscated by the Government on Sale Monday
High Class Silks
(In Single rat terns.)
Fine Linen Suitings
Fine Embroideries .
Rich Persian Rugs Etc.
On Sale Monday 9 a. m." Brandeis Stores
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
"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.
1W0 PICTURESQUE OUTLAWS
Sicilian Brigands of a Fast Passing
ONE IN JAIL, ONE IN AMERICA
fnr, Mulone, Who Started Career of
(rime When Ilia Wife Deserted
Him, Thought Now to Be
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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.
Biggest Gain of
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
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$:
St. 1-ouls ...
Kansas City ti.Y.R.000
Omaha 4.247 ,200
St. Ixtuts 3.IM.3M)
St. Louis 4.703 Tin;
'. 915. 177
U. 41.2' )
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
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
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
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.
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
Not In excess of $
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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
1. OoO.OOO 100
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,
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
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
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
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
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
James Morton &Son Go,
1611 and 1513 Dodge
Agent for Tale lVocka.
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