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Congress Opens in 'Frisco.
Sayt Work c Government Reclama
tion Service Rival! That of Panama
Canal Urge Quicker Settlement of
At the opening of tho nineteenth
session ot the Transnnsslssippl Com
rnercial congress, at San Francisco
Tuesday the principal feature was tho
annual address of President J 0. Cuae
of Abilene, Kan Ho bald in pan.
"Our great west, the transMississlp.
pi wast, hns grown nntazmgly lu for
tuity ns better methods at agriculture
have opened larger areas and nave
made tho old areas produce mora
abundantly. Then tho government has
come lu with Us wonderful teclamu'
tlon service and has awakened the
sleeping desert. The work as u whole
rivals the Panama canal lu the mbor
and expense Involved The employ
nient of lG.OGO men and the expendi
ture of 81.250,000 every mouth aro
but Incidents In the service Ahead
the canals completed' reach a total of
1,810 miles ns far as from San Fran
cisco to Kansas City, Homes have
been mndu for ten thousand fnmlltoH.
whete before was barren land In
the past five years 133,000,000 has been
spent, and the enterprises already
planned vvlh add moro than :i hundred
millions to this sum. Nor Is this
money spent In one locality. In New
Mexico one of the largest dams lu the
world Is being constructed. In Califor
nia and Novada great reservoirs aud
irrigation plants are being built, lu
western Kansas, the beet sugar raisers
have u $200,000 plant for pumping to
the surface the 'underflow,' found a
few feet beneath the top soil of the
Arkansas river valjey that ditches
may be filled and crops made certain
On seven great projects, Involving the
expenditure of J31.000.000 and the
reclamation of over a million acres,
the benefit la directly to the north
west. These projects He in North
and South Dakota. Montana and
Washington In those states lands
that have been considered ns worth
less except for the coarsest kind of
grazing, are being transformed.
"Lot us hope tliut settlement ot tho
unoccupied lauds, will be encouraged
by the government In sensible ways.
The Idea prevailing lu early days of
the republic, that the public domain
should he used as a revenue pro
ducer, abandoned In favor of the bet
ter method of using the same for set
tlement, should not he revised. The
west should be settled up. The quicker
the public domain passes Into private
ownership, the better it will bo for us.
Dry fanning homesteads should be
enlarged to at least U20 or G40 acres.
A larger homestead should be given
for dry farming aud u smaller one to
tho irrigated districts. Loyal and
earnest co-operation Is needed be
tween the untional reclamation ser
vice and tho state governments, that
ure trying to reclaim lands under the
Carey act, and no conflicts should oc
cur or jealousies' VwSt. Title for gov
ernment land m in government Irri
gation projects should he granted
more quickly than they are at pres
ent, and, if noc ..ary, our national
laws should be changed so as to bring
this about. Title should follow more
os a result of cultivation and use than
of length of time necessarj for the set
tler to live upon the government
lands, before title Is granted. We. see
the Importance and necessity of this
exemplified every day by the succass
with which settlers meet In taking up
lands under Caiey act projects"
Transportation Is Chief Problem.
"Tho present day question before
the trans-MlsstsslppI country Is that
of transportation for Its constantly ris
ing abundance of production The one
thing that the farmer and the miner
want to know today Is how to get the
material he produces most cheaply
and most directly to a world market.
Only two methods are open, by river
transportation and by railway. There
are rivers that flow for hundreds of
miles, but offer only an Indifferent
method of transportation. It Is pleas
ing to see that the government Is tak
ing an interest lu the possibilities of
this form of transportation and that
the waterways are receiving attention.
It has been one of the effoils of this
congress to urge and secure assist
ance along this line Tho great gran
ary and mineral territory of the Unit
ed States Ib going lo have its rights
in watorway Improvement, or know
the reason why. We arc particularly
desirous that the navigation of the
Missouri and lower Arkansas rivers
be improved uutll there shall be a
worthy advance to the transportation
of our western products "
COMMISSION ON COUNTRY LIFE,
tetter of Inquiry Is to Be Sent Out to
The commission on country life ap
pointed oy President Rootevelt is or
ganized fcftd IMd out its work along
three general linei It the purpose
of the tommlaston. uxplalnc-u the
chcirraaii. Protestor L 11 Bailey, to
determine the present condltlou of,
country life in the Ur.i'e-J State and
tecure tho opinions of fanners, teach
ers, btisinett men. -pastors, railroad
officials aud all others as to what
needs to ue done, if anything, for the
country life Inteiests The lines of
Inquiry are as follows An extensive
Inquiry by correspondence lu the way
ot questions on the general phases of
country lite. A circular letter of In
quiry Is to ho sent out irom the of
fice in Washington to ptobnblyUOo.OOO
name. The replies to those questions
are to be tabulated by the census bu
reau. The commission nopes to noia
a series of meetings, beginning In No-1
vemher and extending across the coun
INDIA FLOODS KILL 50,000.
HIT GUARANTY PLAN.
Bankers in Denver Meeting Also
Oppose Postal Savings.
George M. Reynolds of Chicago Elected
President of American Association.
Vice Presidents Report Effects of.
Panic Are Rapidly Passing Away.
The Denver meeting of tho American
Bankers' association came- to an ond
with tho election of George M: Reyn
olds of Chicago, president, and Low la
12. Pierson of Now York, first vice
president. Thlrt) -eight now mom
hers wete announced and a vice presi
dent representing each of the states
having representatives in the associa
tion was named.
Tho convention also placed itself
Bquarely on record as against both tho
proposition to guarantee bank depos
its and to establish postal savings
hanks. A lively discussion occurred
over fhe report of tho federnl legis
lative committee opposing both tho
guarantee of hank deposits and the
establishment of postal savings banks.
Tho resolution offered by the commit-
Wall of Water Sweeps Down on City
It Is estimated thrtt 50.000 norsons
lost their lives in tho flood which over- i tee contained n condemnation of tho
whelmed Hydeiabad, India. guarantee law only, making no men-
In tho 'iietrlct about Hyderabad aro tl"" of the postul savings banks,
many tanks or lakes, the largest of A flght led by Clifton It. Urecken
which communicates with the river I ritlge of Arkansas was made to Include
Musi. Tremendous rains caused the condemnation of postal savings banks
lake to ol-orflow Into tho river, which I In the same resolutions
in tuin burst Its banks. A Hood of
water sixty feet high swept down upon
the city, carrying everything before
it and completely devastating several
quarters-of the city.. Thousands of
tons of water crashed in a dense mass
against the houses, burying the na
tives under the ruins.
When the flood subsided n vast
quagmire of black mud, out of which
arises poisonous stench, marked the
8pot where thousands of people lived,
Omuls of nntives are now searching
this pool for the bodies of their rela
tives, and the scenes arc pathetic.
r-EW YORK CHAUFFEUR6 STRIKE.
Number of Strikbreakers Beaten, One
Dlsordor occurred lu New York city
as a result of the strike of the chauf
feurs of the New York Taxlcab com
pany, One strikebreaker was proba
bly mortally Injured, a number of oth
ers were painfully beaten and several
of the red taxlcahs operated by the
company were dnmaged.
There were eighty cars sent out
from tho garage during tho day and
each was manned by a chauffeur and
Former Coventor Myron T. Herrlck
was the leader In tho opposition to a
substitute offered by Mr. Brecken
ridge condemning both propositions In
After a parliamentary tangle, dur
ing which several of the delegates
were sharply called to order by the
president, the nreckenridge substitute
was voted Mown.
An amendment to the resolution was
offered, substituting the words "It is a
delusion thut the tax upon the strong
will prevent Iho failure of the weak"
for section 8 of the report, which read:
"It unjustly weakens the strong and
unfairly strengthens the weak banks."
The nmendment was adopted and
the report of the committee with its
resolution was then carried without
a dissenting voice.
Mr. Breckenrldgo then offered the
following resolution, which was also
adopted with only two or three dis
"That the American Banking asso
ciation condemn as unwise and hurtful
all proposals to establish postal sav
pearly two hours were consnmed
with the reports of vice presidents
from the several states, the conconsus
a snecial noltcemnn. Manv of the mil'
chines returned to the garage with ' or vhlch was that the effects of tlie
broken windows, dented sides anil recmt panic are rapidly passing nway
punctured tires, having been bombard- i throughout the country,
ed with stones and other missiles. In the report of the currency com
Alexander Schenck, the chauffeur j mission, which was adopted at the
who was so dangerously Injured, was morning session,, the chairman used
nttacked In front of the Knickerbocker thM words in referring to the Ald
rllib A dozen moil pulled him from ' iloh-Vreclnnd measure: "In the Aid
the box, evicted the passengers, und rlb.Vrolaml measure, however open
then heat Schenck uutll he was sense-1 to vsre criticism, congress, by law,
less A number of arrests were made I h recognized the normal and legltl
during the day. ' ' mato pisots of a bank ns the natural
anj proper basis orivtilt extenueu to
PITTSBURG OUT OF THE RACE.
York Now Has Chance- to Tie
the Chicago Team.
The National League battle- I all
nut decided. Sunday's game la Chi-1
cago put Pittsburg out of the final !
reckoning and left Chicago assurvM of
more than an even chance with Nuw
York Tor the landing of the Hag, It
being impossible tor New York to do
more than tie the Chicago team, it
would' do that by winning all three
games It Is to play with Boston.
St Ixuls was eliminated from the
Amerlcnn Uagm flght not long nga
but Detroit, last year's championship
team, Cleveland and Chicago are the
last to flght It out Thes clubs re
main contestants for tho flag lu the
remaining two games to be played,
with Detroit still hoTdltrg- tho ad
vantage, as it result of lt six point
lead over Cleveland and nine over Chi
cago. MOB WIPES OUT NEGRO FAMILY.
th hank In the form of circulating
notes. The principle for which wy
have so long contended hns thus re
ceived legislative sanction, To this
extent the labors of the American
Bankers association have been
crowned with success."
IRRIGATION MEN ELECT.
George L. Barstow of Texas Is. New
Head of Congress.
The national irrigation congress
completed Its work at Albuquerquo
witli the adoptloa of the report of the
committee- ou. resolutions and the elec
tion of olllcerb.. The officers elected
are: President. George L. Barstow of
Te.as; vice president. II. B. Loveland
of San Francisco; second vice presi
dent, 1. D. McConnell of San Fran
cisco; secretary, B. A. Fowler of Arl-
rotm; foreign, secretary, E. McQueen
Gray of New Mexico.
Spokane was chosen as the next
The resolutlona strongly favor lib
eral grants of the use of public lands
tor the development of electric nower;
a census of the standing timber In
the United States.; reclamation of
swamn and overflowed land; the gen-
conservation of waste water
Three Are Slain Outright and Four
Others Fatally Shot.
Dave Walker, a negro, his daughter
aud his huby child were killed out
right, the mother, who was holding eral
the babe In her arms, was fatally shot, t thiough forestratlou aud other means;
and three other children will probably
die, as a result of a moh's visit to
his home, near Illckmau, Ivy In addi
tion, the oldest son Is missing, and
Is supposed to have been burned with
the negro's cabin, which was fired by
the mob. Walker had cursed a white
urging appropriations for the support
of the bureau; favoring holding an In
ternational congress on Irrigation in
Washington In 1910, and In favor of
placing sugar on the free list.
W. II. Hearst addressed tho con
gress. He said: "My attention has not
Auto Plunges Over Embankment.
In an auto plunge over a twenty-five-foot
embankment at Gordou. Pa.. Mrs.
Peter Young and her daughter, Helen,
were klllod and her husband, Peter
Young, Sr., and Peter Young, Jr., six
years old, and Charles Clark, a
nephew of the dead woman, all sus
tained fractured skulls tnd Internal
injuries. Little hope Is entertained
for the recovery of the Injured. The
steering gear of the machine failed
to work and caused the accident.
woman and threatened a white man been directed to water so much lately
with a pistol. When the mob of about I as to oil Standard Oil and I have no
fifty men ordered him to come trom i letters which refer to Irrigation con-
his house, he replied with a shot The i grosses." This was tho only lefer-
torch was then applied to the house, j ence to politics, the remainder of the
and us tho occupants came out they j spcoch being devoted to Irrigation.
were shot down. t
Deep V'aterway Convention.
The deep waterway convention, to
promote the building of an inland ship
waterway fr mLake Michigan through
the Mississippi river to the Gulf of
Mexico, will open in Chicago on- Wed
nesday for a three days' session. Dele
gates, including governors, members
of congress, engineers and prominent
men from all parts of the country are
xpoctotl to be present. It Is an-touiw-ed
that 3,000 acceptances to In-
ltiuion3 imve been received. W, II,
j Taft a. V. .1. Bryan are to be among
1 Uie rfiipukcrs.
Half Million Fire Loss at Pittsburg.
An explosion at the Pjltsburg Plate
Glass company's works resulted in a
logs by Are of $500 000 und threw 800
men out ol employment-
EIGHT DIE IN TENEMENT FIRE.
Occupants Forced to Jump When
Flames Cut Off Retreat.
Eight persons were killed and' many
were lujureu, one fatally in a fire in
crowded tenement house on Mulber
ry 'street Monday morning. Several
tenants Jumped from windows and flro
escapes when Ilamos cut off retreat.
The fire started on the first floor In
a dry goods store and spread rapidly.
Thore is a tire escape on the front of
the building, but it was of little use.
as the fifty persons in the building
lost their heads and children were
thrown from the windows to the
streU Fortunately nearly all of the
children were caught by persons on
FARMERS BUILD RAILROAD.
Kansant Become Harrlmans and Hill,
Using Own Money.
Kansas farmers will ;oin Harrl
rr.ai. and Hill and Become railroad
magnate. They are now financing a
rntlioad 204 miles m length, running
Ircm Denver northwester! through
the Ilocky mountains to the coal fields
of Wyoming. They have inlsed enough
money among themselves to complete
the first sixty miles and have arranged
to git enough to complete it Eery
inch of the grade. eery rail and tto
and spike will be paid for by money
furnished by the farmers of Kansas
The chief promoters of the mart ate
John D Milllken, a lawyer of McPher
son. Kan., and former United States
Senator W. A. Hntrlb
The way the road is being financea
shows that Kansas farmers are ou to
the game of high finance as well as
Wall street. The promote: s fir&i se
cured title to about 50,000 acres of
valuable coal lands in Wyoni'njt
These lands were spotted by Coloaf,
Harris years ago, when he as a ilM'.
engineer of the Union Parlflc.
A company was organized Jo tal.v
over these lands and the stock Is be
ing" sold to Kansas fanners at pa:
Already more than a million and a
quarter dollar? have been paid in by j
tne tarmeis it is proposed to raise
an oven SS.000 fmO in tht way Of thU
sum $5' 0.000 Is- to be used In de elop
ing the property The other $1 500.000
is to be loaned to, the ral'.road com-j
pony, known as the Denvei. Laramie
and Northwestern, for the construc
tion of the line. All the preliminary
work has been completed and work
has commenced on the grade. Con
tracts have also been made for rails
and ties and equipment.
TAFtJO CLOSE AT YOUNGSTOWN
Candidate Talks of Work of Y. M. C.
A. at Kansas City.
It has been decided that Judge Taft
shall close his campaign on the night
of November 2, at Youngstown, O. The
announcement was regarded as Inter
esting from the Indication It points
to that the candidate will be occupied
actively right up to the last. After
the Youngstown meeting, Mr, Taft will
leave at once for Cincinnati to cast,
his vote the following day.
The details of the Itinerary of the
candidate after he closes his western
tour in Chicago, Wednesday night,
have- not been Anally worked out, but
will be completed this week.
Candidate Taft reached Kansas City
at 7 a. m. from Topeka. He had some
time ago consented to talk of the work
of the Y. M. C. A. to an audience ot
men at the Independence Avenue
Methodist Episcopal church. The au
dience completely filled the church
and the crowd outside which demnnrt
ed admission was twice the number
Inside. Windows in the edifice were
broken, so great was the eageme&s of
the crowd to get a glimpse of the can
didate. KUI3 Wife, Brother-in-Law and Self.
W. Bnlles. In a lit of jealouy. stole Into
the home of his brother-in-law, Burney
Daviess, at Johnson City, Tenn., and
with au axe brained Bayless. killing
him Instantly. He then turned upon
his own wife, who was a guest of the
Bayless home, and, following her Into
the yard, cut her head open with the
axe. Balles fought desperately when
the ouTcers came to arrest him, but
was overpowered and hurried to jail.
Thirty minutes later, with the rope
with which the officers had tied him,
he hanged himself in his cell and was
dead when discovered. Balles ac
cuse! his wife of being too friendly
CHtCAGO cTrAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Features of the. Day's Trading and
Chicago, Oct. 5. The Turkish-Bulgarian
scare and. a reported revival in
export business had a buoyant effect
on wheat prices on the local exchange
today, the market closing at net gains
of VrtlMc, compared with the previous
close. Com and oata were Inegular
and provisions weak, the latter show
ing losses of 25C7VjC. Closing prices,:
Wheat Dec, 98y80 93c; May, $1.02Vt
Q. 1.02V. ; July, 9Gc.
Corn Dec, G4!l1Gtc; Ma-, 61-c.
Oats Dec, 49c; May, 5151VhC
Pork Oct., $14.10; Jan., $16.2i.
Lard Oct., $10.05; Jan., $!.67a.
Ribs Oct.. $9,021.; Jan , $&.i0.
Chicago Cash Prices No 2 hard
wheat, 9SVic$1.00; No. 2 cam, 77Vi
fe77-"Uc. No 2 white oats, 5K
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha. Oct 5. Cattle Re
ceipts. 11.000, best steady, others 10
(015c lower, native steers, $4.00
7 00; cows and heifers, $: 756 4 13;
western steers, $3 2j&"5.5 Texas
Ueers, $3.o04.40; canners, $2.00
2 SO"; stackers and feeders, $2 7Sff 4.75;
calvos, $3oog000; bulls, stags, etc..
$2.25 3.O0. Hogs Receipts, 4,200,
I020c lower; heavy, $ 451? 6 65;
mixed, $G40C50; light. $0 35(80.55;
pigs $4.25-5.50; bulk of sales, $G iOip
fi.50. Sheep Receipts, 10.500; 25 40c
higher; yearlings. $4.254.75; weth
ers. $4.0004 40; ewes, $3 25 4.15;
ONE WEEK, COMMENCING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
Chase-Lister Theatre Co.
Presenting- a hijrh class repertoire of
comedies and dramas.
-SEE CLINT AND BESSIE ROBBINS-
& Hear the Chase-Lister Ladies' Quartette i
PRICES, 25-35-50 Cents.
Seats on sale at usual place
ST. AGNES ACADEMY
This new institution, under the direction of the Sisters of St. Francis, is
located at Alliance, a very healthy and pleasant resort of the west. Parents
and guardians will find it a homelike institution, where ever.' faculty is offered
to educate effectively the heart and mind of young girls, to impart true refine
ment together with practical knowledge, which wilt enable them to fill tiieir
future positions in life creditably.
Tin- c mrse ot study adopted by the institution is systematic and thorough,
embracing I'rimarv, Intermediate, Preparatory and Academic Departments.
The Academic Department embraces Christian Doctrine. Church History,
Arithmetic. Algebra, Advanced English Grammar, Bookkeeping, Geometry,
Latin, Rhetoric. Civics, General History, Botany.
A special course of Instrumental Music and Paint"!-; uuy be pursued.
In this, a3 well as in ail the other department-, tht- leading principle of the
institution is thoroughness, hence pupils are trained and led to correct knowl
edge and appreciation of these branches.
As no young lady is fitted for the practical duties of life without a thorough
acquaintance with the use of the needle. This branch, in all its details, from
the plaiuest to the most Ornamental and fancy needlework, receives particular
TERA1S PER SESSION.
Board, Tuition, Bed. Washing.
Children under twelve years .
Plain Sewing and Fancy Work
Music Piano r er session of five months '. $15 00
Organ '.. 15 00
Violin, Guitar, Mandolin . .. 14 00
Painting In Oil, per month . . .-.. . 300
In Water Colors .., . .3 op
Each pupilmust provide her own Guitar, Violin or Mandolin. Use of piano
or Organ, per session. S2.50.
REGULATION OF WARDROBE.
3 complete changes of underclothes.
0 pairs of hose.
12 pocket handkerchiefs.
2 black aprons.
2 pairs of shoe,
t pair of rubbers.
1 blanket (single bed).
1 white bed spread.
1 small rug for alcove.
1 toilet set, consisting of brushes,
combs soap, soapdish and toothmug.
1 needlework box furnished.
Stationery and stamps.
1 silver knife and folk.
1 napkin ring.
Black Uniforms, College cap.
School was opened September 14th and is now in full session. There are
accomodations for eighty boarders and the Sisters request all those who are in
terested in education and who wish to place their children in an institution,
where they will receive solid education, to place their children in the Academy
as soon as possible. Any one wishing to have further information should write
to or call on the Mother Superior, who will be pleased to answer all inquiries.
Accomodations will be provided for boys.
SISTERS OF ST.. FRANCIS
The best tools you have ever bought at the same prices
you have always paid. True temper, hand
made tools, and they hang just right
1908 Spud Digger Now Ready
Newberry's Hardware Co.
Work J J
Alliance Art Studio
M. E. UUCIU:. Propr.
Artistic Portraits a Specialty
Style & c
Has a Tooth Pulled; Dies.
Wckj.J poisoning from extraction ota
tjwui. uiultel lu the flenth of Frank
. 'Jtriirtmlu, 11 wHl known business.
2. . o' Aberdeen, Wash.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago. Oct. 5. Cattle Receipts,
12.000; ISjUOc lower; steers, 54.450
7.75; cows. $3 253-5.25; heifers. $3.00
0 4 25; hulls, $2 5004.50; calves, $3 50
igs.50, stocUers and feeders. $2.C0i&
4.50 Hogs Receipts, 29.000; lpl5c
lower; choice heavy shipping. SS.DSiO'
7.05. butchers. $0 80(7 05. light. $6 40
0IJ.&O; choice light, $6.00(86.80. pack
ing. $G.3060. pigs. $3 75tff0 00:
hulk or sales. fi.26f?6.5Q. Sheep Re
ooipts. 23.000. !5c higher; sheep. $4 00
(Q4 60; lambs, $4 506.50; yearlings.
$3 556 4 35.
E3IB ZfcTDBTTsT KrEIK S23IO
AUTOHOBILE WORK A SPECIALTY
Gasoline engines and all kinds of machinery overhauled,
cleaned and put in running order
In the Gadsby Carpenter Shop
Chas. C. Tash & Co.
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