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A generation ngo tho tide of humanity flowed nlways to tho city. Now tho
tldo of emigration is ebbing toward tho country. Tho modernizing of farm lifo
with its tolophonos, freo rural dolirorios, mnchinory to do away with tho drudg
ry, quick railroad access to all points and hotter social lifo is turning tho
flood of humanity back to tho soil away from tho harsh competition of man
with man back to nature who gouorously yields her fruits to intelligent work
amid moro comfortable surroundings.
Tho fat profits of tho farmer during tho past decade is making tho United
States sit up and tako notice Good farm lands everywhere have advanced
wharply in value. Remaining low priced lands aro being taken up rapidly.
Tho oponhig of Oklahoma a few years ago was tho beginning of tho last chap
tor of tho greatest opportunity for the man of small means to acquire a homo
of his own and reap tho roward of his enterprise within a few short years.
Within a few years tho opportunity of buying low priced land in America will
bo closed forever, hrowd people aro buying land now while it is cheap.
When you tako into consideration that pooplo would rather hold good land
than to sell it at advanced pricos. Within a generation tho man who buys a
farm will have to buy somo other man's farm or pay him to divido with him.
Of all pooplc quick to appreciato tho opportunity of buying land while it
is yet cheap aro those now owning or living on land in Kansas, Nebraska, Mis
souri, Iowa and Illinois. They have lived on their own farms long enough to
pay for them and acquire u surplus for investment, or they aro renters living
close enough to catch tho "Southwest Spirit" and shako oir the encumbering
dust or over increasing rents, and striko out for themselves on quarter sec
tions payable in small annual installments.
Dcspito tho fact that land in Texas has appreciated in value tho last ten
years from 81 to $2 an acre to 315 to $.'5."i an acre, yet at theso figures it is sur
prisingly cheap. It is said to be more profitable than lauds in tho eastern and
middle states yield but ono crop during tho year from which a percentage
must bo expended for fuel, heavy clothing and feed for stock and still sell at
from 8100 to $200 an aero, it is absurd to believe that $'25 to $Go represents tho
value of land in Texas, where the expenses incident to inclement weather aro
almost nothing and two or three crops a year may be gathered.
Wejgo to the Panhandle country
First and Third Tuesdays
Go with us and see for yourself
Cloud Investment Co.
Potter Block, Up Stairs, Red Cloud.
I. H. HOLMES. President. D. J. MYERS, Vice-President.
A. B. SELLERS, Secretary and Treasurer
WAR ON PAPER TRUST
HOUSE ADOPTS SPEAKER CAN
Missouri Senator Declares His Convic
tion That Colored Soldiers Shot Up
, Brownsville Naval Appropriation
Bill Taucn Up in Senate.
Washinston, April 22. Although
several hours were consumed In roll
:alls, the day in the house was
one of comparative activity, ami sev
eral Measures of importance were put
through. The principal of these, per
haps, wa, the resolution by Speaker
Cannon providing for an investigation
of the paper trust and in pursuance of
its provisions the speaker announced
as the committee of six who will con
duct the investigation .Maun (111.),
Miller (lfcw.), Stafford (Wis.). Han
non (O.), Sims (Tenn.) and Ryan (X.
Y.). Tho Democrats, as a unit, voted
against the iesolution after the decla
ration by Williams that he did not be
lieve a sincere effort would be made
o arrive at the truth.
Another measure passed was one In
.which importers generally are inter-'
cstcd and which practically creates
the board of general appraisers at
.New York a trial court n matter per-,
tabling to ""customs duties, appeals'
theiefrom to be taken to the circuit
"court of nppeals instead of the cir
cuit court, as heretofore.
Interest in the proceedings attached
to a letter from Secretary l.ocli to
Sims (Tenn.), asserting that the 1.7ti)
tthnics or Washington street railway
ptock lh his name, with the exception
of 100 shares, belonged to others, and
denying that he had In any manner
exeited tho influence of his official
position Tor theicompany or which lie
was a dltoctor. The unnamed senator
nlso referred to by Sims, nnd who is
Senator Newlandsof Nevada, sent a
similar communication declaring that
the stock in his name was simply held
as tiustee and that he hail never par
ticipated in legislation relating to the
8ticet rallwas of Washington.
Warner Blames Negro Soldiers.
Calling attention to the Oraim
Army button he wore on the lapel of
ills coat and insisting that he had no
prejudice against negro soldiers, miiiii'
of whom he claimed as comrades,
Senator Wainer (Mo.). In the senate,
declared his conviction that the town
of nroYpvUlo, Tex., had heeu shot
up by negro soldiers of the Twenty
fifth Infantry in "1H0K. Without coti
eluding his remaihs, Wnmer gave way
for tho naval appropriation hill, which
was read In part. An amendment was
JoDted mnkinpL.tJie, .20 per cent in-
ci ease in pay oi oiT.c-r apply to muse
retired as well as on the active list. In
connection with the consideration or
the naval hill the senate entered into
a long discussion or the policy of send
ing the nnval flotilla around the world
This policy was criticised by Bacon.
The senate adopted the conference re
port on the Indian appropriation bill.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
sentiment of the senate Is believed to
be opposed to any increase In the
house program for the building of two
battleships, an effort will be made to
double, that number. Senator Piles
(Wash.) has prepared an amendment
to the naal appropriation bill provid
ing for the construction or four ships,
in accord.-nce with the recommenda
tions of President Roosevelt. It Is
said that there will be votes for. the
amendment on both sides of the cham
ber, hut just what strength will be
developed for the Increase cannot now
PUBLISHERS ENTER PROTEST
Address Sent to Congress Asking Re
lief from Paper Trust.
New York, April 22. The following
address was adopted at the annual
meeting of the Associated Press:
"Representatives of 774 daily news
papers gathered at the annual meet
ing of the Associated Press, respect-
hilly ask the president and congress I
to grant immediate relief from the
exactions of combinations of paper
makers. In September, 1007, and
again In November, 1!U7, the attention
of the authorities was directed to the
e.uesslve prices then demanded by
the paper combination. Immediately
upon the assembling of congress,
twenty or more bills, aiming to correct
the.se conditions and to put paper and
pulp on the free list weie introduced
ami refer; ed to the ways and means
committee. Persistent efforts to ob
tain a healing have been refused. Dlla-tot;-
tactics have been employed to
piolong present conditions and to
carry over to nnother session of con
gress ev ry proposition designed for
idler. AH newspapers here repre
sented protest'ngnlnst delay. Atten
tion Is also directed to the false re
ports or news print paper prices which
were recently furnished to congress
hy the director of the census bureau."
Wu Ting Fang Speaks at Banquet.
New York, April 22. Hearing mes
sages of pence and good will from the
Celestial empire and expressing the
conviction that the relations between
China and the United States will be
come closer day by day, Wu Ting
Fang, minister from China, speaking
nt the hanipiet of tho American Asiatic
association nt Deliuonlco's last night,
made his first public address since his
rejurn to America.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
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STAFF GOES NEXT SATURDAY
Train to Carry Nebraskans to Be
Called the Governor's Special.
Lincoln, April 20. Xext Saturday
night Governor Sheldon, his start of
colonels and about seventy-live citi
zens will leave Lincoln on the "Gov
ernor Sheldon Special" for California
They go as representatives of the
state to deliver to the battleship Ne
braska a silver service, the purchase
price of which was contributed by the
people of the state. The train will be
decorated with a banner, Inscribed
with the words, "Governor Sheldon
Special," ."in! It will be, In full churge
or the "colonels," who will constitute
the active guard of the silver service,
and it will leave hero promptly at 7
o'clock on the evening of April 25, ar
riving at Denver at 7:15 the next
morning. The entire morning will be
spent In Denver, alter which the par'y
will go to Colorado Springs for a three
hours' stay. On the 27th those cities
will be visited: Lamar, Santa Fe
and A!buiueriue. The train will
reach Los Angeles April 30. alter hav
ing been one day In Grand canon. The
party will leave Log Angeles on the
morning of .May 4, arriving at San
Francisco on the morning of May 5.
The presentation of the silver service
will he in.'.de on board .the battleship
Nebraska May 8, after which the party
will separate and come home as indi
viduals, the tickets being good fcr
SENATE AIDS CORN SHOW
Appropriation to Be Used for Demon
stration of Denatured Alcohol.
Washington, April 20. An appropri
ation for the National Corn exposition
at Omaha, which has been leeoni
mended by Secretary Wilson of the
department of agriculture for the pur
pose of demonstrating the processes
of making denatured alcohol, was pro
vided for hy the agriculture ominilt
tee of the sennte. The nppropiintlon
is not specifically set forth In the agri
cultural hill as was originally sug
gested, but Is taken care or In the
general appropriation for the bureau
of chemistry, which has been in
creased from $725,000, carried by the
house bill, to $810,000, or which $10,000
Is to be used by the department of
agriculture lor demonstrating put poses
At the suggestion of Secretary Wil
son, who appeared before the agricul
tural committee and who enthusiastic
ally indorsed the purposes of the forth
coming corn exposition, the, amend
ment to the paragraph relating to the
buieau of chemistry was adopted, as
follows: "To demonstrate and illus
trate methods for the making of de
natured alcohol on a scale suitable for
utilization by the farmers."
JOHN N. BALDWIN PASSES AWAY
Well Known Attorney and Orator Suc
cumbs to Long Illness.
Omaha, April 20. John N. Baldwin,
general sollcitorfor the Union Pacific
Railway company, passed away at his
home, 2811 St. Mary's avenue, Omaha.
Mr. Baldwin had been In poor health
for many weeks, and It has been
known for some time that his illness
was cettalu to terminate fatally. Mr.
Ualdwin's son was summoned home
from schi.ol and his entire family was
with him at the end. Mr. Raldwln's
sisters yere also present, and some of
his mote intimate friends, including
his law partner, George S. Wright of
For moie than three yen is Mr. Bald
win had suffered from Blight's disease,
but it was only within the last three
months that bis condition became
ically serious. A little more than ten
days ago he was taken to his bed,
and it was apparent that no hope for
his recovery could be given.
STOCKMEN EXPECT BIG MEET
Governor Sheldon and Perhaps Gov
ernor Buchtel to Attend.
Alliance, Neb., April 20. Denying
the numerous lalse reports in circula
tion as to the holding of the stock
men's convention in some other other
city than Alliance, II. M. Hampton,
secretary of the association, officially
announced that there was nothing to
these reports and that the convention
will be held heie on June 11 ami 12,
as It has been for the last twelve
years. Furthermore, Governor Sheldon
will be here on the 1 1th, and ariange
incuts are being made lo have Gov
ernor Huchtel of Colorado meet with
the Nebraska stockmen at this time.
Senator Hurkett is also among the
celebrities who will be present, and
every Indication points to this being
one or the hest conventions ever held
LfiVcoln April IS. The state hureau
or statistics has Just finished a com
pilation of mortgage statistics for the
yearB 100G-7. Farm mortgages filed
during 11)00 numbered 17,151, but dur
ing 1907 the number fell to iG.iai.
The total amount represented by the
farm mortgages filed in Ifior, was $H,
M)3.848.7!, while for 1007 the amount
totals $35,:i22,F)77.0!. In both years
the number released exceeded tho
number filed, releases In 190(1 being
19,032 and in 1907 17,538.
TU1UIEY EEAliS GUNS
DEMONSTRATION AGAINST SUL
TAN'S COUNTRY CALLED OFF.
Difficulty Over Disregard of Postal
Rights Ends as Tempest In Teacup.
Incident Produces Better Feeling Be
tween Constantinople and Rome.
Rome, April 21.- Tho threatened
trouble between Italy and Turkey ap
parently has ended as a tempest in a
teacup and for tho present at least
theie will he no demonstration by Ital
ian warships in Turkish waters. In
deed, It seems likely that the Incident
will produce a better feeling between
Constantinople and Rome, lending to
an agreement hy the two countries in
many disagreements which hitherto
have been the cause of not a little
Miction. The fleet will now icinalu In
Constantinople, April 21. The diffi
culty with Italy regarding the opening
of postoflices has been arranged. Tur
key has recognized Italy's right to the
same tre-itment In this respect as Is
enjoyed by the other powers. No fur
ther objection will be raised as to the
establishment of Italian postoflices
where postolllces or the other powers
nlriady exist. Turkey has communi
cated ofllclnlly to the Italian govern
ment dial It does not object to Italy
establishing postolllcer. In the Turkish
cities where the other powi'is have
like Institutions. Furthermore, the
porte has "practically acknowledged
the other Italian claims in the matter
or the right or Italians freely to pur
chase propel ty on Turkish territory
and with regard to coast navigation.
As a result of these concessions the
Italian government has issued orders
to the tleet that was about to depart
for Tin key to remain In Italian waters,
mid the Incident Is regarded as closed.
RUSSIAN TROOPS IN PERIL
Floods Make It Difficult for Reinforce
ments to Reach Men at Border.
Tiflis, April 21. An alarming report
has just been iccelved hero, setting
forih the critical situation of n small
Russian expeditionary rorcb in Per
sia, which Is menaced by a vastly su
perior body or Persian brigands. The
Russian t loops penetrated the frontier
In the n Ighborhood of Hclcsuvar in
pursuit of Kurdish brigands, who had
(lommltted depredations in Russian
territory. The Russlau commander of
the force has( sent out n messenger
demanding reinforcements or Infantry,
artillery and cavalry. ,
The Persians, who have been Joined
by a warlike tribe of nomads, sur
round th i Russians with a numerous
force, and their horsemen have as
sumed the offensive. The sending in
of Russltn reinforcements is made
particulatly difficult by the flooded
condition of the country. Tho Rus
sians had three men killed nnd leu
wounded In various minor engage
ments with tho Persians.
MERRY WIDOWS AND RELIGION
Burlington (N, J.) Pastors Say Hats
Are Driving Men from Services.
Burlington, N. J., April 21. Several
local chinches have proposed a ban
upon "Merry Widow" hats In the con
gregation dining services. Pastors de
clare that men are becoming fewer nt
the services as the number or big
hats Increase, and that the popular
style threatens to make many male
backsliders. Ushers In some of the
more crowded chinches were at their
wits ends to seat their Raster congre
gegatlons. Pews which have comfort
ably accommodated six persons would
hold no more than four when the quar
tette wore large hats. In the promi
nent churches hereafter It Is proposed
lo icquest women who wear big hats
to church to check them at the cloak
loom during the services.
Catholic Celebration In New York.
New York, April 20. More than a
million Catholics In Greater New York
will join ih a parochial thanksgiving
next Sunday In nil the Catholic
chinches throughout the archdiocese,
and that ycnernl Te Deum will be the
first or n week's rejoicing In commem
oration or 10(1 years of Catholic activ
ity. The entire American helrarchy,
headed by Cardinal Gibbons, numer
ous Canadian prelates and Caiilinal
Logue, archbishop of Armagh and
primate or all Ireland, will participate
In the .solemn ceiemonles that have
Iowa Student Under Arrest.
Wutertown, Muss., Aiiril 21.
Frederick Oliver Thompson of Des
Moines, ia., a first year student at
Harvard university, was placed under
arrest, charged with manslaughter,
following an automobile accident in
which an unidentified woman was
struck and fatally Injured hy a ma
chine In which Thompson and nnother
Harvaid student were riding. The
woman died at the Cambridge hospital
without recoveilng consciousness.
Thompson was released on bonds of
Death of William Flss.
Buffalo, N. V., April 22. Willlnm
Fiss, ono or the largest horso dealers
in the world, died here.
IN)UNCTIOfl IS REFUSED
Express Companies Are Denied Tem
porary Restraining Order.
Oniahn, April 22. Federal Judgo W.
II. Munger denied the nppllcnlluu oi
the several express companies doing;
business In Nebraska for a temporary
order of Injunction, restraining th$
statu railway commission from ere
forcing tho Slbloy act, which reduce,
express rates 25 per cent and which,
went into effect April 15. The oplnt
lon sets forth that there Is nothing tee
the recoil! showing that tho inilway?
commission hns donu or Is threuteiihiw.
to do any net looking to tho enlor-m:-ment
of tho statute in question, -ceptlng
to obtain In a couit of compu?
teut juiisdlctlon an ascertainment of
Its valldliy, which is a proper step b
loie attempting to enforce tho law.
The opinion goes on lo say that IC
the Sibley act Is found unconstitu
tional and the slate Is enjoined from
enforcing any of its provisions, nusfi
Judgment would not prevent the ra-IU-way
commission I mm requiring thu
Information ordered of tho oxpruju.
Lost Without the Telegraph.
Lincoln April 22. Oscar 11. Altfta.
or Wabash, Cass county, has Hied u.
complaint with the stale railway com
mission against the Western Union
Telegraph company and the Missouri
Pacific railroad, charging they huv
closed the telegiaph office at Uiiift;
place anil It Is Impossible to get Vitri -graphic
communication with the- out
sltl" world. Mr. Allen said he Is no1,
compelled 'to drive his cattle to an
other town for shipment hy ie;iKOtt.
the absence of tho Ulegiuph olhctr at
To the Pacific Const
Very favorable excursion rates Con
tho Pacific Coast during the sucv
mor season of 1908 including spe
cial dntos in April. to California. -follows:
April 25th and 20th. IV
t lustration"; only SM round nfc
The Coast tour is the finest Joaci
noy in the world. Make it thw--.,
summer. Also low one-way rr.te.
To Colorado and
Plan now for your summer vawv
tiou in Colorado, Wyoming, &b
Blnck Hills or Yellowstone Fnrla.
Very low nnd attractive sumravr
tourist rates to tho cool mountiito-..
resorts nftar June 1st.
Pirst and third Tuesdnys to i'inj
Bin Horn Basin
Auction snle for choice of tltti
newly irrigated lands under ti.
Oregon Basin, or Wiley ditchn.w
Cody. Opening in Mny, 11108. Afcw
splendid chances yet for bout
steading government irrigated
lands near Garland, Wyo. Vnt
D. CLin Denver, Landsoekein' li.
formation Bureau, Omaha. HfvriiJ
personally conduct landseekusi.
excursions to tho Dig Horn Bnshs,
first and third Tuesdays of eav-iv.
month through tho summer.
Excellent business chances in urn
growing towns on Burlington ex.
tensions. Write Mr. Denver or
J. F. Edwakds, Ticket Agent.
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