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TEE PANHANDLE" "
Lying in Umt section of tho United States that has eomo to ho known as
"Tho New Southwot," occupying about 2." thousand square miles of territory
in Win t.orthwostorn oornur or Texas, is tho "Panhandle."
I; is a rotnurkiiblo geological formation an elevated prairie. Its notion
location is almost directly south of western Kansas and southeastern Col.
rn.lo Western 01; lahomi lies immediately east of it, and the soil of Oklahoma'-
western counties is identical iu quality with tho lands of tho Pan
ii:tiu!; '1 hcse Oklahoma lands howover, were government property and sui.
i-(vt ii- homusteuding and because of that fact were occupied by farmer.
aim st as quickly as tliobouome available. There is also u strip or Oklnbotn t.
Heaver county, extending westuord along the northern border of the Texas
Pan! iridic and tho eastern edge of Now Mexico adjoins the Panhandle on tin
west P.oth of t huso regions are well settle 1 for the same reason they wer
Mibjwt to tho homestead law-..
TLete are no i'reo homestead lands, no government lands in Texas, and
t her Lever have been. Texas came into the Union on a basis diil'ering fron
Unit e? any other state. This explains to qirito a largo extent why adjoininj.'
-t.iU-have bo.'omo settled with farmers mid others while Texas has been
ovoi looked waiting for an increasod population and a consequent increase in
the viWe of lauds elsewhere would cause tho homeseoker to turn in this direr
4ou f r better lnndjnnd low prices. Settlements are beginn'mir to dot all parts
of the ?,inlinndle. The transformation of tho old Panhandle into the new is
real'.y cue of tho modern wonders.
V- ,.; to tho Panhandle country every
First and Third Tuesdays
Go with us and see for yourself
Red Cloud Investment Co.
Potter Block, Dp Stairs, Red Cloud.
L. K HOLMES, Presidout. D. J. MYERS, Vice-President.
A. B. SELLERS, Secretary and Treasurer
ADnpT money plan
REPUBLICAN CAUCUS APPROVES
Provdii for Issue of Emergency Cur
rem Not to Exceed $500,000,000 Ob
tamible for Circulation Through Na
tional Clearing House Associations.
Wellington, May 12. By a ote or
138 t-j !' the Republican members of
the a fise of repiescntative agreed
lo hix 'nergency cuiiency bill, drawn
oy tii- F.eclal committee appointed by
the ijmu conference latst week and
:ons fag of Representatives Vreeland
U" N-.v York, Burton or Ohio, Weeks
of M issachuaetts, McKlnney of Illi
nois ".! Knowland of California. By
an e rally decisive vote the confer
once :.!dced In the hands oi the Re
publti an members of the (oniniittee
on rii. the determination ol i lie pro
ceduie by which the will of the ma
jority, Mnis expiessed, shall be lariicd
into effect in the house.
The rules committee has a choke
of methods for putting the conference
hill thioiigh the house. The commit
tee can biiug in a rule discharging
tho banking and currency committee
J rum lurther consideration ol the AM
licit oi the Fowler cunency coinmis-.--ion
hill or the Williams currency bill
Hither one of those measures will
then be before the house for action
anil the piomlure would be to stilko
out nil after the enacting lause and,
under a one-amendment rule only, sub
stitute for the body of the bill the con
Provisions of the Bill.
The chief points of the bill are set
forth in the following synopsis and
atatompnt made by Mr. Vreeland:
"Following the instructions of tho
conference, the committee used the
previously introduced Vreeland bill as
u working basis for the new act Sec
tion 1 of that bill provides that hanks,
not less than ten In number, witii an
aggregate capital and surplus of at
least $5,000,000, may form voluntary
asHoclRtions, to be known as 'clearing
lioiiKfi associations; that if the needs of
tho country for currency are so pleas
ing that, In the opinion of the secre
tary of the treasury, an additional Is
sue of bank note circulation is neces
sary, the banks belonging to a clear
ing noise association may deposit se
ourltles, including commercial paper,
in quality and amount acceptable to
tho lu-fcotiatlon The association may
thoro'-.jon appeal to the sccietary of
the treasury and he may issue nn
amount of additional cunency not to
exceed ".' per cent of the securities so
deposited. The (hiinges'inade In that
section In constructing the conference
urn an mm me dealing house associ
ations must be formed in contiguous
teititorv ; that not mote than one shall
exist in any one city; and that no
bank can belong lo two associations.
The confeience committee fuilher
piovlded that the capital and surplus
of each bank belonging to an associa
tion shall be jointly and severally lla
ble to the government for any defici
ency in the amount necessary to pay
the rliculatlug notes after the sale of
securities so deposited, in case the
notes are not redeemed. A further
change is that a national bank need
have but 40 per cent of its capital in
boud secured circulation. Instead of
f."i per cent, as a condition precedent
to taking out additional circulation
thiough an association. An additional
provision was adopted that hanks must
keep a reserve In gold or lawiul
money nguinst such additional circu
lating notes, as is now provided by
law against deposits. The lontmltteo
reduced rrom $7o0,00i),oi)0 to $.-i0i).nflo..
000 the limit of additional (-initiation
which may he taken out lor emeigenev
Measure Carries Appropriation of $12,
142,146 Homestead Law Amended.
Washington. Mav 12 The senate
passed the agik-ultmal nppiopiiaUon
bill, carrying an appiopilatlou aggie
I gating $12.1 U.l Hi For building rnad.
i and making other peiniaiient linpiove
ments in the national forests, $i,oi0
000, instead ol $j0u,i0, as pro idei
I by the house was nppmpiiatod, giving
I one-half the amount asked l the finer
Senator Hayner (Mil.) iulinduceii a
resolution providing for a coutt ot In
(jtilry to investigate charges, against
Colonel William K. Stewart, V S. A.,
now stationed by order of the presl
dent at Fort Grant, Arizona.
The conference repot t on the naval
appropriation bill was agreed to
The house devoted Its tlm lo the
consideration of miscellaneous busi
ness. Ii agreeing to some senate
amendments to an unimportant local
bill, upon au anti-gambling provision
placed as a rider, tho house took the
final congressional step by which bet
ting on house races at Bennings will
hereafter be prohibited.
A hill authorizing the appointment,
as an addition to the regular military
establishment, of fifty captains to com
mand the Philippine scouts was also
passed. Other bills which got through
were as follows Amending the home
stead laws so as to permit the entry
of 320 acres, Instead of ltji) acres, of
non-Irrigable public lands In western
states, and authorizing the drainage of
certain swamp lands in the Hed Lake
Indian leservation, Minnesota A bill
allowing the stntes of Idaho and Wy
oming 2,000,000 additional acies of
land tor reclamation was defeated.
m iodiks nro it
ANOTHER VICTIM ADfJED TO GUN
NELS r ARM D? ATH ROLL.
Prosecutor Collects Additional Evi
dence Concerning Lampherc's Par
ticipation In Affair Developments
Come Thick and Fast.
Laporto, Intl., May J. One more
body was added to the death roll of
the Gunnes!! fnrm, the grewaome rel
Ics now numbering ten. Coroner
Mack had at tlrst announced that the
grave contained one complete cadaver
and portions of a seiond, but he Intel
said what he had at tlrst believed to
be additional thigh and arm bonis are
in reality pieces of the first set.
Developments in tho case came
thick and fast, each additional ircum
stance biought to light being ot a na
ture to strengthen the charges agalti-t
Hny I.amphere, who is accused ol' ilist
degree murder, because of the deaths
of Mrs Holla dimness and her three
childien. Lninphoro sent a letpicM to
his attorney, II. W. Worden, u-king
tho latter to send to the farm John
Wheatbiook for the trunk which
Iunphere left there when ai rested
Hut befoie this, word i cached the
attorney that the trunk hail been con
fiscated by the local otllcers. It con
tained a number of letters fio.n Mn.
dullness after I.amphere had taken
employment at the farm of John
Whoatbroo, near Spi ingville, near
this city. The da! s on the lelteis
were not annount -I, but that tho.v
were recent h evidenced by the fact
that Lar.iplioio went to the Wheat
brook farm Feb. I". P.iOS. The woman
wrote to I.amphere urging hint to re
turn to hei farm and to "bring .'our
sweetheart with you it she hud money
The Identity of the woman is a mys
tery and neither does Mrs. duiities-s
mention the amount necessary. Along
with the letters were found sevotal
women's linger rings.
New Witness in the Case.
Other important developments of
the day Included the following:
Peter Colauti, a new witness In the
case, told It. N Smith, the prosecut
ing attorne.v. that Ray Lampherc had
nrl.-iiriv-1iili!t(l lit tomtits to lit'tf k'llilil
Mrs. Gunness. This is cohsldered as
being a motive for disagreement be
tween Lninphere and the woman,
which resulted later In the binning of
the farm house. Mrs. I.eo Greening
said that her son, Kinil. who formerly
woiked on the notoiious farm, saw
two strangers at the place,-the night
that Jennie Olson disappeared in No
vember, i9ui;. Kiull Greening is now
in Oklahoma City and the sheiiff's of
fice will try to communicate with him
in the hope of establishing the fact
that Mrs. Gunness had accomplices in
the murders at bar place.
Matt and Oscar Budsberg departed
for Iola, Wis., after making arrange
ments to have the body of their father,
Ole O. Budsberg, shipped to that town
as soon as Coroner Mac k releases It
for buiial Before their departure
tho boys made Inquiiy as to ttye.
watches found in the ruins of the fain?
house, saying that tliSr patent pur-
chased a new timepiece ist prior to
his departuie from the Wisconsin
town In Maich, 1907.
Rush of Curiosity Seeker3.
The resumption of excavation at the
Gunnes.s farm again drew an Immense
crowd of spectators. The rush of vis
itors has become so great that some
of the local llveiymen have established
a legular 'bus line to the farm. Hun
dreds of men and women made the
trip by this means and added to the
throngs who had walked or dilven out
in pilvato vehicles.
The premature announcement by
Coioner Mack that two bodies had
been discovered only served lo in
( reae the rush of curiosity seekeis
Tin- scraps of humanity wcie found in
the hninyard. which had alieady given
up nine cadavers, and were discovered
under ciieuinstances slnillai to those
which prevailed Tuesday and Wednes
day About four feel below the sin
lace the excavators encountered bits
of bone and bin taping, and a few
strokes more of tho spades anil hoes
revealed a decomposed torso and leg
and arm bones.
In additirni to the usual traces of
lime, the evidences were that a les-j
skillful hand' had accomplished the
dismeiiibeuuent of the corpse The
skull had been separalwj and wus ly
Ing neai tin- feetof'tbVTjnqipse. Noth
Ing but a jumbfed'fijeau of decayed
Dealt and crumbling bimea were toft
to Indicate the identity of the person.
While the investigations weie going
on at the farm, rrosecutor Smith,
aided by Deputy Sheriff Roy Marr,
was collecting additional evidence
concerning Lamphere's alleged partic
ipation in the affair.
One of the first new' witnesses found
was Colson, who told of a conversa
tlon in which Lam pit ore declared his
ability to get money and clothing
from the woman
It Is Prosecutor Smith's theory that
I.amphere had gained knowledge) of
the means by which Andrew Hnlgo
lelu was done to death; that the pris
oner attempted to use this knowledge
to extort money from the woman; that
she became tenor stricken at his
ll'w-t: S2J ueilcol.oak the series of
nro octit-yus onlnst htm which resn.'
od In his trial before a lunacy commis
sion and' in his being thrice at rested
at her Instigation; that Latnpheie at-1
tempted to wteak engcnnce upon her
lor these actions and for her refusal
to give lilui money or continue the re
lations that had existed between them
prior to the appearance here In Jan
uary of llelgeleln: that the fire at the
Gunness home w.ii Matted by lamp
If io, but that he had no Idea of caus
ing the deaths of Mis. Gunness and
NEWS OF NEBRASKA,
EUGENE SMITH HANGS HIMSELf-
Young Man of Seward County Found
Dead in a Darn.
Seward N'eb , Ma 1.!.- Ihigen
Smith, son of Fiank Smith, lii:ig near
Mllfoid, wa.s found dead, hanging In
the hum on his father's place He was
twent-loiir years of age and had ap
pealed before the giainl Jul y of Sew
iinl heio, where he was closely (pics
tinned concerning the death of his
mother last February. At the time, of
the a-sault upon Mrs. Smith, the son's
wa.s were the sulijci t of much com
ment, lb' left a note, denying he was
responsible for his mother's death.
The you ig mini was thought to be par
tially unhalnmcd mentally
When Mrs Smith was lomnl in her
kitchen carlv in February, with her
hotly bruised and beaten, and later
when she died, the ueiglibois demand
eil a thoiotmh imcstlguttou of the
ci line. The c oioncrs Jurj made such
an invc stigntion it- was possible, but
because ot the hesitancy ot inan who
lic( near in testifying little informa
tion concerning the assault could In
secured Mis. "Smith lefused lo say
who strui k her before she died
Within the laM few weeks the t.trin
crs living near the Smiths and else
where in the county ciiculated a pc
tltion calling lor a thoiough investlga
tlon of the dime and a giand jury was
called, which is in session now. The
relatives of the woman appeared be
fore the juiy, among them the hus
band and the mii. The clelibeiatlons
being accret, It is not known what the
boy's statement to the jury was.
ROADS ASK TO SECURE DELAY
Say Grand Island Sugar Rate Will Be.
Taken Up Soon at Chicago.
Lincoln. May 12. Genetal Manager
Munroe of the I'nioii Pacific lallroad
has iufotmed the railway commission
that the western road.s will take up
the sugar rate question at n meeting
in Chicago May IS. lie has asked the
commission to postpone the complaint
from Grand Island, which Is to be
heard May 19 The commibsiou will
consent if the complainants do so.
The Huilington road has tiled its an
swer to the complaint, alleging that
the rate of 10 cents from Giand Island
to Omaha was established at the re
quest of the Giand Island people for
th" purpose of encouraging the build
ing of a beet sugar factory at Grand
Attorney C. J. Greene asked for ten
days' tjni In which to tile station re
poii.! for express companies. The
iallwi'y commission denied the re
quest The icports asked for by the
contniision were due yesleiday.
LUMBERMEN MUST PAY COSTS
Association Not Dissolved by Recent
Order of Supreme Court.
Lincoln, May II. When the decree
of the supieme coutt is issued in the
suit tmalitst the Nebraska Retail Lum
ber Dealeis' association it i expected
to contain an ordei of pcipctual in
junction against the oflicers of the as
sociation, but not against the associa
tion Itself, which is made up of retail
dealeis, from continuing the unlawful
acts in resttalut oi trade which the
court found Sccietary Ciitchlield
guilty or and held that the oflicers
were chargeable with knowledge of
his arts. In addition, costs amounting
to from $2, .'Oil to $:!,.,iim aie to be taxed
against the association and Its niein
hois. The asnoclatlon was not dis
solved by order of the court and Is
poi milled to contlnuo to perforin law
ful acts. I'nder the antl-tiust law an
association cannot be dissolved until
twice adjudged guilty of violating the
EMPLOYES ASK A HEARING
Railway Commission Will Give Them
Chance Before Changing Rates.
Lincoln, May 1 1. Railroad einploes
are pressing for a hearing before the
state i all way commission for Hie pur
pose of protesting against au Increase
In i ales, and they make no secret of
their claim that they represent a con
sideiablc number of voters. F. M. Ryan,
a Burlington engineer living In Lin
coln, representing the Nebiaska Rail
way Fniployes' association, not only
asks for a heating for his association,
but a hearing for the employes of each
system of inilroad In the state. The
commission has set no date for a hear
ing but long ago Infonued the em
ployes that the would be given a
hearing befoie auv action is taken on
Complaint from Western Nebraska.
Lincoln, May II. Labor Commis
sioner Ryder has iccelved a letter find
iyir fault with a bulletin Issued by one
station which Is alleged to contain
mutter belittling to western Nebraska,
as a funning icgion. The writer snyn
the people of western Nebraska are
tired or placing men In ollbe who do
not know anything of the resources or
the slate Mr. Ryder has explained
that the substation Is not conlucted
bv any elective utile er, but It Is true
that slud.v of tho ciop reports of west
ern Nebraska would open the eyes of
Lincoln Saloons Under New Schedule.
Lincoln, May 12. Lincoln saloons
opened today under the all-daylight
schedule The new regulation pro-Nidi-,
that i!i Inking places must not
open befoie 7 n. in. and they must
do e nt 7 p in. The minimum license
is $l..'.ni and the number of'saloons I
limited to twentv-llve Fort -three ap
plications have been made fur license
and wli"ii eighteen applicants are
"ittriieil do vn" todu. stirring time;
lire espected in the iooiim ol the ox
c l-i' board.
Confesses Mawhlnney Robbery.
Lincoln, May t;: .lames Taylor, nr
rested as a susped bv Detective Ma
lone, confessed to being one of the
two bandits who looted Mawhlnney Jfc
Rviin's jewelrv store in Omaha hut
week l-'iltv tie watches weie stolen.
Tayloi says thli lyseven are bulled
at Hu clock and otllcers havu t-otio to
dig I hem up
C. J. Burchard Kills Himself.
Omaha. Mav II ' .1- Burchard of
2!tl'i Ninth Twenty sth street, a
salesman lor lt me lliiiumer, shot and
killed himself at the DivkoI hotel ,t
llurchnid's lather, (' S BunhaiJ ..r
Falls- (it has been uoHlbvl
P larv Now
To the Pacific Coast
Very low round trip rates com
mencing Juno 1st for attractive
coast tours, only f 00.00; slightly
highor vie. Shasta. Ilouto and
To Chicago and E.st
Republican Convontion excur
sion tickets at low rates iu June;
also summer excursion rntis in
connection with Convention and
Summer Tourist rates toctustern
To Colorado and Rocky
Daily excursion rnto9 commenc
ing Juno 1st to Colorado, Utah,
Wyoming, Black Hills, Yellow
stone Park; yrent Democratic
Convention at Denver in July.
First and third Tuesday to tho
West, incdiiditig tho turnouts Bite
I Horn Basin mid ellowstoua
Valley, wheio largo tracts of rich
irrigated lands are being opened
1 for settlement by tho govern-
, ineiitnnel by prhnto companies,
i Write D. C.em Donvor, Burling
ton Landseekers' Information
Bureau, Omaha; excellent busi
ness openings in new growing
, Write a brief de-ciiption of
your proposed trip, and let u
ndvNo you bow to make it the
best way at the least cost.
J. F. Kdwakds, Ticket Agent.
L. W. Wnkeley, G. V. A., Omalvi, Nob.
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Applied into tho nostrils and absorbed.
Large Sizu, fit) cents at Druggists or by
mail Liquid Cream Balm for iis ia
atomizers, 75 cents. .
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