The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, March 08, 1912, Image 8
jrjr. it i t it- it w i If 111. vj r i j Tf I h w Semi -Weekly Tribune Ira L. Bare, Editor ond Publuiac. SUBSCRIPTION HATES. Ono Yoor by Mail in mlvunco $1.25 One Year by Carrier in advance $1.60 Entered at North Platte. Nebraska, Post ofllec as Second Class Mattor. FRIDAY, MAR. 0, 1912. f Political Announcements. STATU 8KNAT0R. ClfAllLES A. SIBLEY Farmer and Stock Grower Statu Sbnatoii 1007 8 ' Is a Candidate This Year. Your Sup port Will Be Appreciated. LEGISLATIVE KEPKKSENTATIVE. At the solicitation of friends I hereby announce myself a candidate for the republican nomination for representa tive from Lincoln county, subject to the approval of the voters at the pri mary election to be hold April l'Jth, 1912. IlAUKY P. STEVENS, Maxwell, Nob. COUNTY ASSIJSSOK. I hereby announce myself as a can didate for tho democratic nomination for county assessor, subject to the nction of the democratic voters at the primary election April l'Jth. My home is in Fox Creek nrccinct. where I have resided for tho past 23 years. I will appreciate any support given me I'ETEIl J EPSON. I hordby announco myself ns a candi 'dato for tho republican nomination for county nssessor, subject to the decision of the votors at tho primary election April 19th. I have lived in Lincoln county 28 years, 24 of which were tpent on a farm in Plant precinct- F. J. Dibnuii. , r I hereby announce myself ni a candi date for tho republican nomination for County Assessor, subject to tho decis ion of tho voters at tho primary elec tion in April. Lawkbnce P. Cammjntek. I hereby announco myself ns a candi date for tho republican nomination for county assossor, subject to tho decision of tho votors at the primary election April 19th, 1912. I liavo resided in Fox Creek precinct for seventeen years. 1 will appreciate support given mo by tho voters. IIOMEK II. Kodgeils. I am" n cimdidnto for the republican nomination of county assessor subject to tho decision of tho voters at tho pri mary election April 19th, 1912. I have lived In westorn Nebraska for twenty ono years, fourteen of which have been spent in Hinmnn precinct. For tho last four ynprs I have been, precinct assessor. Any support given mo will be fully appreciated. A. W. AltNKTT. Still Boosting for New Court House. Editor Tribune: I want to heartily accord in the move ment for n now court house. Provision should bo made to supply a rest room therein for our county people espec ially tho women and children. W. H. McDonald. Editor Tribuno: In n recent issuo of The Tribuno I notice Julius Pizer takes tho initiative in a move for a now court house. I fully endorse such a proposition. My property interests In Lincoln county are extonsivo, but I will be glad to pay tho tax necessary to erect a building that will preserve tho records and fur nish adequate room for tho transaction of business two requirements that wo do not now have. J. W. Payni;. Editor Tribuno; I fully endorso tho proposition advo cated In the letter of Julius Pizer ic ccntly published by Tho Tribune. I think to in nny way attempt to repair of improve tho old court house would provo to bo a penny wiso and pound foolish policy. T,ho cost par capita of a now court house would bo so littlo that ' I boilevo rjp tnx payor would voto against such a proposition. N. McCahi:. Editor Tribuno: I havo just rend Mr. Pizer'a letter in your paper with roforonco to tho build ing of a new court houso. This matter Aaa my hearty approval. When tho 'heaviest taxpayers of tho county feel that it is to their interest to havo a court houso In the county that will not only bo n credit to tho county but will preserve tho public records, tho gen oral citizenship should co-operate. It is only recently thnt practically all of tho records of CuBtor county wore destroyed by tho burning of an inferior nnd inadequate courthouse'. If tho Lincoln county structure should burn thero would bo a loss of soveral times the cost of building a flro proof building in tho destruction of tho treasurer's books, and tho records of tho clork of tho district court, nnd a largo part of tho county clork's records. Tho flro comes in tho night timo when ' wo aro not looking for it. Wo ought to wnko up nnd do something before it itoo lato. ' W. V, IIOAGLAND. . Wo'Bro'nro offering 12 lots, a full ' block', in tho west ond at tho low price of $1000.00. About ono half what they aro worth. Buchanan & Patterson, j- wiTwfwswwipjn-. M Mil ii iiiLiasiTssMJtltsyifisssssssssssssMssMfctJMr"' sr-vsssssOsssssssssssssssssisssnBnlsmrV'HHVn Stimson Declares for Tafl. In r pech at Chics go Tuesday nitfht Henry L. Stimson of Now York, secre tary of war, and the Koosevelt candi date for governor of Now York in 1910, declared himaelf for President Taft, and said that while he remained tho sincere friend of Mr. Roosevelt, ho could not support him for the presiden tial nomination. Mr. Stimson entered President Tnft's1 cabinet last year, after consultation with Mr. Roosevelt, and with the distinct understanding with the president that he would bo bound in no way to take pari in the political activities of the administration. Secretary of War Stimson in announc ing his decision ns between Tnft and Roosevelt, snid: "I. am for Ihe renomination of Presi dent Tnft. I am now and nlwnys have been a progressive. Mr. Tnft has faithfully carried out the progressive faith. I entered public lifo under the inspira tion of Theodore Roosevelt. I am a firm boliovor in his great national policies. I now remain his sincere friend. But I believe those who aro forcing him, against his original intention, into the arona against Mr. Taft, are jeopard izing instead of helping real progress. Mr. Taft has faithfully carried out his pledges of four years ago. Mr. Taft has been most falsely villi fied and abused. The recall of judges would bring the courts down into tho welter of politics." A Reminder. Editor Tribune: Teddy Roosevelt in his effort to ex plnin his position and his former letters reminds me of a minister in Cass county in nn enrly day, t who was charged with stealing half of a dressed hog. In lits tearful explanation to his hurch people he said: "Tho more I try to explain the more they think I stole the hog." Old Timer. Brown Will Stand on Record. In a letter to Asst. Attorney Genl. F. E. Edgorton, Lincoln, Senator Nor ris Brown says: "Denr Friend Replying to your kind letter of recent date, I beg to thank you for your interest in my campaign "My fight ofllcially began when Gov ernor Mickey undertook to protect the people against the wrongs of certain delinquent taxpayers. I have been on that sido of rtVery fight sinco my pub lic life begnn and was never more in earnest thnn I am today. 'T havo no quarrel with those who would deny mo a second term, although I know and feci that I am entitled to it. If what I did as attorney general nnd if my stand and voice for a direct primary, for direct legislation, for tho direct election of United States sena tors, for lower and juster tariff duties, for a tariff board of experts, for lib eral pension, for a presidential pref erence voto in every Btnte, particularly in Nobrnska, for tho incomo tnx amendment, for tho enforcement of the Sherman law and against its repeal nnd ngainst Lorimor,! are such ns to put mo outsido tho company of real progressives, thon I must accept that fate, but you know thnt such a record ought to entitle a mnn tho friend ship of every squnro doaling progres sive. "My candidacy rests on my own rec ord nnd not on that of any other man. Very tiuly yours, "Nonius Brown." Myrtle and Vicinity. Clyde McGue is visiting Jiis sister Mrs. Ralph Belcher, of North Platte. Tho littlo daughter ofJMiko Gleeson is ill with tonsilitis. EarloJCombs, of North Platte, has rented tho II. A. Morrow placo and will move his family thereto in a Ifow days. D. W. Moon is disposing of his per sonal effects andjwill movo his family to Idaho m the near future. Joe Richards, of Lexington, visited his brother George and family last wook. ' Little Margarot Kelley is suffering with an abscess in her head. Mrs. Cnspor Sivits returned Friday from a three weeks' visit with relatves in Gage county. Owing to cold weathor there was a small attendance nt the Oysterhout sale Monday, and bidding was not very brisk. Daniel Greeley's son nnd fnmilv moved horo from tho east Inst week. Noblo Anderson, of Gothenburcr. spent Tuesday of this weok in town on business. J. W. Wilson returned Wednesday morning from a business visit in Omaha and other points. For Salo: 111 Acres improved valley land three mies south of Gothenburg, Ncbr. Cash sale $75.00 per acre. Inquiro of J. B. BACON. Gothenburg, Nebr. NOTICE OP SETTLEMENT. Tho Stnto of Nebraska, Lincoln county, is. In tho County Court, In the mutter of tho citato of Martin Hood, doc cased. To tho creditors, heir, legatees, nnd others In terested In tho estate of Martin Hood Take notice, that ltupert Schwaigor, adminis trator, has lllcd in the county court a report of his doings as administrator of said estate, and it is ordered that tho sumo stand for hearing tho 23d day of March, A. I)., 11)12, Iwforo tho court nt tho hour of 0 o'clock, u. m at which tlmu any person Interested may uptx'ar and except to and contest tho same And notlco of this proceeding Is ordered given in tho North 1'lattu Tribune, a semi-weekly paper, for three successlvo weeks ntlip tt ftfiid llllttl of -;r.:. . : ,. ...i -.i .i... - ., ... no. icarintr Wlinoes my nwiu uuu uo uui iu wiueuumy nil tli court at North l'latto, Nebraska, this 2d day of March. A. .. 1912. John Chant, County Judge. I .ill' lTilWlM WfaMWr Whsr f".. j r.a"3 Crnt'i. The offtiif i tt:i-lnli tnrT : gum? lirwl ! .mini. i -irtU .mi liourd ,i war vwwel urc rnthur awtus-ty'ilii A corronpondent on bonrd " tin nVi nays: "For x?vnil mummHm i vo i derml what lilt me nnd wImhh" I uv lilt The glniw thnt protwtH th Iu!in man from the wen tiler nnd the wln dows of the cliiirthoum. the glttw t' which Is one-i bird of nn lii'h t'.'iyr were Hiiiimliml to ntomn. An inl; Ixjttlt that Mood on the tabic In the ch.rt house; Jumped about sis inche. m d every drop of Ink sprang out. but the bottle dropped bark to tin? apot from which It Jumped Thioe water bottlm and three tuniblert were on the table In tho Hmokltig loom, all being full of wnter. When the gun were fired the bottles nnd (ho tumblers Jumped Into the air. Three gentleman who were hi the room also left their scnts. The bottles and tumblers fell buck into their old place's, but evory drop of wa ter hnd beon8pllled upon "the table, though nothing had been broken." This suggests a rnther unpleasant out look for the nallots In case of. a bat tle. St. Louis (Hobo-Democrat. A Beaver's Day Work. A young beaver hi Regent's park gardens. London, was once placed nt work upon it tree twelve feet long and two feet six inches thick Just n the town cloekti xOumled the hour of noon. The beaver began by burking the tree n foot above the ground. That doue. he attacked the wood. lie -worked hard. ''alternating h. labor with dips In his bathing pond. He bathed and labored alternately until 4 o'clock in tho afternoon, when he uto his mtpper of bread and carrots uud paddled about In his pond until half pnat 5 o'clock. Ten minutes later, when only one Inch of tho tree's diameter remained Intact, ho boro upon his work, and tho tree fell. Before It fell the beaver inn us men run when they have fired a blast. Then as tUo tree lay on tho ground he portioned It out mentally and again be can to Kiiaw. He worked at intervals all night, cut the log Into three parts, rflled two of the portions Into the wn ter and reserved the other thlid for his permanent shelter. The work djnp, ho took a bnth Harper's Weekly. Dfttinn In Duopos Airai. The Hippodrome, one of the llnest nice tracks In the world. Is owned by the .HiionoH Aires Jockey club, and its enormous i uremic is derlred from this 'source. The Argentinians are born gamblers, and they wager almost-ln credible minis en horseflesh. Tho mu nicipal statistics of Buenos Aires huct.y that $2.,800.0C0 In American gold was wagered upon the races at tho Hippo drome In one yeah This Is an average of fifty Argentine dollars for each man. woman and child In that great city Naturally the reported figures do not inrlude nil tho money wagered ion horso racing, so that "the true sum is no doubt several millions In excess of the reported figures. There aro none so old nnd few so young thnt they will not wnger n few pesos on n fa vorite. The tense faces of all present oliow tho personal Interest in tho result. Tho Jockey club receives ns Its share 10 per cent of nil bets, besides tho en franco fees and scat sales. Travel Magazine Jacks for Sale. Two black jacks, ono largo, heavy, straight, young nnd registered, will be sold at Burton's horso nnd mule sale two and one-half miles west of Well fleet, Thursday, March 14th. Both trains mot. Salo at 12:30. Jacks will not be sold until 4 p. m. A. C. Burton. Pale-faced, weak, and Bhaky womenwho suffer every day with womanly weakness need the help of a gentle tonic, wlti a building action on the womanly system. If you are weak you need Cardul, the woman's tonic, because Cardul will act directly on the cause of your trouble. Cardui has a record of more than 50 years of success. It must be good. BC0 Th Woman's Tonic Mrs. Effie Graham, of Wlllard, Ky., says: "I was so weak l could hardly go. 1 suffered, nearly every month, for 3 years. When 1 began to take Cardul, my back hurt awfully. I only weighed 09 founds. Not long after. 1 weighed 115. Now, I do all my work, and am In eood health." Beeln taking Cardul, today. Scientific Facial Massage and Scalp Treatment With Electric Vlbrntor done at jour own homo or at 303 E. Third. 5 cents, MISS DIRKINSilAW Phono G89. itMiA JSJ MO $ if"Hi fa" f3fH T& Ft . T1 1 i5 S3 & SB The following, consisting of 800 acre3 of choice farm land, located and described below, will be sold at Referee'3 Sale in front of Oliver Hotel at CALLA WAY, NEB., on TWsclay, March 14th, 1912 At 130 p. m. shnrp, on the following terms, to-wit: Ten per cent of purchase nrico cash,vto bo deposited in Seven Vnl ley Hank, Callawny, Neb., nt timo of sale, nnd twenty per cent more to be paid in cash on or before 30 dnys, nt which time warranty deed and abstract showing perfect title will be delivered to purchaser. The bal ance of the purchase price to run five years drawing six per cent Inter est, with privilege to pay all or any part of same at time of delivery of deed, or at any intdrest payment date, tho same to be secured by fiist mortgage on the land purchased. All this land is free and clear of in cumbrance. All persons interested and not acquainted with this land are requested to examine it carefully before date of sale as it must and will bo sold regardless of price, at the time and placo mentioned. Par ties reaching Kearney the evening before date of sale can catch train the following morning and reach Callaway in time for sale. Any further information that may be desired will be cheerfully furnished by the ref eree, C. E. Taylor, cashier of the Citizens State Bank, St. Paul, Neb. Description and Location of Lands. 320 acres, being NE quarter Sec. 32 and S hf of SE qr and NE qr of SE qr and SE qr of ND qr of Sec. 29, all in Township 16 north, Rango 25, Custer Co., Neb., all lying in ono body and will be sold together. This tract of land has 105 ncres under cultivation which is nil level in one body with first-class black soil underlnidwith heavy clay subsoil, 30 acres in pastures nnd the balance in hay land. Good 3 room frame house, shod barn for eight head of horses, chicken house, hydraulic well with wind mill. This land is located on good road, telephone lino nnd mail route, G miles south of Arnold on new line of railroad being built by U. P. Rail road. Grade is now finished ready for rails, which will bo laid as soon ns weather will permit. Possession of this land will be given purchaser when terms of sale are complied with. Terms of salo as above men tioned. 1G0 ncres described as N E qunrter of sec. 8, township UN, range 25, Custer Co., Neb. 45 acres of this land is under cultivation and nbout 35 acres more can be profitably cultivated, the balance is n little sandy, but makes first class pasture and hay land. This farm is located on good road and telephone line, three miles from Etna, an inland town, and 10 miles southwest of Callaway. Is rented for 1912, for one-third share nnd some cash. Rent to go to purchaser. Terms of sale as above men tioned. 160 acres described as NW quarter of Section 4,Township 14 N. Range 25, Custer county. Neb., 140 acres of tract is under cultivation and the balance 20 acres in good grass land. This 160 acres lays perfectly level and is all first-class black soil. Located on good road and telephone line three miles from Etna and 15 miles southwest of Callaway, Neu. Rented for 1912 for one-third share of crop, rent to go to purchaser. Terms of sale as above mentioned. 160 acres desciibed as SW quarter of Section 4, Township 12, Range 30, Lincoln county, Neb., 15 acres of this land in pasture and timber and the balance 145 ncr;s is all under cultivation. This is first class soil in high state of cultivation and lays perfectly level. Good 3 room farm house, barn and other small outbuildings. Also hydraulic well with good windmill and fenced. This land is located six miles south of North Platte, Neb. On good road and telephone line and within one-half mile to sahool house. Rented for 1912 for one-third of crop delivered at North Platte, Rent to go to purchaser. Terms of Bale as above men tioned. A. L. COVEY, Auctioneer. B Low r5u Kj Cti yi w?&Jy fornia and Pacific Northwest MARCH 1 to APRIL 15, 1912. Special all-toufist-car trains will be run to Utah, Nevada and California on March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 13, 14, 15, 1912, on which reduced price ta ble d'hote meals will be served. Other-special features are Fast Schedule Lounging and Smoking Car---ViclroIa Concerts Destination of the train is San Francisco, but it will have sleepers for Los Angeles via Salt Lake Route, which will be Handled from Salt Lake City in train No. 1, leaving Snlt Lake City at 11:50 p. m., arriving at Los Angeles at 7:00 o'clock third morning from Omaha. Also tourist sleepers to Los Angeles via Southern Pacific (Coast Line) from Oakland affording a daylight ride along the coast. Popular priced mealsOmaha to San Francisco only. , UNION PACIFIC Standard Road of the West Protected by Automatic Electric" Block Safety Signals, Excellent Dining Cars on all Trains. For Literature and further information relative to fares, routes, etc., call on or address F. E. BULLARD, Agent, North Platte, Nebraska. l A. J. AMES. MARIE AMES. Doctors Ames & Ames, 8 i- Dlitrcioinnc anrl Curnonnc t y3 .. ..., x r(fnt ryaf Qfnna Ttirr C B Phones I Office 273 6 Phones Rc8tdence 273 4 4 4 4fJ V4 i'4-k-1i 4 -i- &-4-X -' I GEO. D. DENT, w DhvcirSnn nnil Cnrnnnn n Office over McDonald Bank. Phones Office 130 inonts Residence 116 hffjtfrjjrjfrfr ri'irH'rllttt'rrt F. J. BRQJBKER Merchant Tailor. We have recently installed n French Dry Cleaner for Men's and Ladies' apparel Ot all classess, and we guarantee satisfactory work. We are also tailors and know how to repair clothes. We carry samples of goods and make clothes of all kinds to order, insuring first-class workmanship and perfect fit. H' C2 1 C. E. TAYLOR, ST. PAUL, NEB. Referee One - Way Colonist Fare North Platte to Cali eeeooeeooausaoesesoeosessn DR. J. S. TWINEM, Homeopathic Physician nnd Surgeon Special attention clvon to confine ments and children's diseases, Olllco Phone 18J Res. Phonot2S3 Ollico McDonald State Hank BId'ir aswcaaeeeeaasaseaoaset Forstedt & Sheedy call attention to their complete line of Home Made Harness, the kind that wears well, looks well and of tho best of workmanship. We pay special attention to all kinds of repair ing, and also the oiling of harness Wo carry everything in the saddlery and harness line. FORSTEDT & SHEEDY, LOCUST STREET. AUCTIONEER. E. H. FUNK, of Cheyenne, Wyo., an auctioneer with 40 years experience, has lo cated in North Platte, and would like to make prices and dates for your sales. Have sold stock and general merchandise all over Ne braska . See me at F. E. Barber's Restau rant, corner of 6th and Locust St E. H. FUNK. ,, ;, DijS. I(edfield fydfield. Physicians and Surgeons. WILLIS .T. KKDriELD, Surgeon. JOE B. TtKDFlULD, Physician. OFriCE: Physicians & Surgeons . . Hospital . . PHONE 642. Office phone 241. Res. phone 217 L. C. DROST, Osteopathic Physician. North Platte, - - Nebraska. McDonald Bank Building. AN EVENING AT HOME. With one of Schmalzried's Cigars to smoke makes life worth the living. Our cigars have stood the test of time: there lire men in North Platte who are smoking the same brand they did twenty years ago, and they find them the same good cigar. Our cigars are made in North Platte for North Platte buyers; made of good tobacco and well made. .J. F. SCHMALZRIED. Send Us Your Shipments of sram an ay We pay the top market. Three cou ponfree with returns on each car of iiay you ship us to handle for your ac count. Fifteen coupons and $3.50 in cash will secure for your home an elo gant 42-Pieee Royal Blue Dinner Set worth $10.00. Consign your hay to us and please the ladies and also get a good price for your hay. Our Motto: Fair treatment and prompt remittances. Sample of the quality of these dishes can be seen at tho office of the Semi Weekly Tribune. The F. C. Ayres Mer. Co., 20th and Wazee Streets, Denver, Colorado. Portal No. 03267. NOTICE KOR PUBLICATION DKPAHTMENT OF "TUB INTfHIOU. United States Land Office. At North Platte. Nohraska. Fob 3, 1012, .Notice Ih hereby trlven that Kltaor Cooper of North Platto Nob., who on March 30th, HOT. made homestead ontry No. 22835. Serial No. 032U7 for tho cant half of tli" northorst auarftor and tho oast halt of Houthoast (juartor of Soctlon S0 Town IS. N.. Itange 29 W., of tho 6th Principal MoMdlan, has filed notice of ln tontlon to make final flvo -yvoar proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before tho resistor and rocolvor at North Platte, Nebraska, on tho 6th day of April. 1012. Claimant namen as witnesses: Car W. McGrow, Kred Malone. Julia Malono and fliary Hiolornltz, all or North l'latto. Nob. M-0 John E. Evans Resistor. Notice tor Publicntion. Serial No. 02503 Departmcntof tho Intorlor. U. 8. Land OHIce at North Platte. Neb Kob. lflth. llttl. Notice Is hereby given that Prank Hood, of North Platto. Nob., who on Ma-. 20. lm. made Homestead Entry No. "USD. Serial No. 0.2502, for north half and Bouthwcst nuartor Section 'ii. Township, It), North, ranee 30. West of tho hlxln principal meridian has (lied notlco of Intention to mako final live year proof, to establish claim to tllo land atovo sdescrlhcd, boforo tho Resistor and Receiver at North l'latto Nebraska, on Hid 10th day of April, 1U1J. Olalmant names as wltneves: Chris .Tohn non, Rupert f-chwalcer, hJchar'l Rc.hs nnd Charles- R. Rretemlu, all of Isurth Plate, Nob A 120-1 . r. Vvans. RetflBtor. W SHEMFF'S SALE. otlce Is hereby irivin that hv virtue of nn ex ecution Issued by tho District Court of Lincoln county, .Nebraska. In favor of limn. White & Schatz, a corporation, and ngnlnst Eueene Van Notta, In the name of E. Van Natta. and to me directed, 1 will nt one o'clock, p. m., on the 30th day of March. 1912, at the cast fruit door of tho court house of said county, In tho city of North Platte, Nebraska, ofTcr for salo at public auction, the following described real estate, situated in Lincoln county, Nebraska, to-wit: Lot seven (7), block thirty-six (36), of tho original town of the city of North Platto, levied upon as tho property of tho said Eugene Van Natta, on the said execution, said sale to remain open one hour. Dated at North Platte, Neb., Feb., 24, 1912, f27-5 A. J. SAl.IsnuitY. Sheriff. SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of an order of sale Issued from tho district court of Lincoln county, Nebraska, upon a decree of foreclosure rendered in said court wherein American Investment and Trust Company, a corporation, Is plaintiff, and Victor A. Palm et. al., aro defendants, and to me directed, I will on the 23rd day of March 1912, at two o'clock, (p. m., at the east front door of the court houso In North Platte, Lincoln county, Nebraska, sell at public auction to the highest bidder foe cash, to satisfy Bald decree. Interests and costs, the following described property, to-wit: Tho cast half (EH)" section, nine (9) township (16) north, range 'thirty-one (31) west of 6th P. M., In Lincoln county, Ne braska. Dated North Platte, Neb., Feb. 14th. 1912. A. J. Salisbury, Sheriff. Notice To Delinquents. Notice is hereby given that tho rental upon the lease contracts to the following des:ribed lands in Lincoln county, Nebrnska, as set opposite the names of the holder thereof, is delin quent, and if the amount which is duo is not paid within CO dnys from tho date of this notice, said contracts will bo declared forfeited by the Board of Educational Lands and Funds, and snid forfeiture entered of record in tho monncr provided by lnw. SE1, NEJ 3G-1G-SM, Lydia A. Collins. All 16-9-27, Samuel Stinnett. , . E. 13. Cowles, Commissioner of Public Lands and Buildings.