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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1898)
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W SOME SCHOOL FOND FIGURES
Bccords that Do Not Afford the Popocrats
EFFfCT OF TIMES ON APPORTIONMENT
< iof > < l Ynr I iiili-r lleiiulillean Itnlu
nnil PriiNiifrlly Off * 't hy ttnil I
ilcr Ilpmouriitli * Dominion
nii'l leirr" | lun.
LINCOLN' , Sept. 3. fSpcclal. ) The popu
list Htatu oinclalH still rtalm all the credit
for the prosperity of the counlry , which en-
nhles the people of the state to pay their
luxe * . and In no department are the shnm
reformers nt tUc state liouso assuming BO
much credit as In thru relating to the "man
agement of the school funil. " In nil their
campaign statements sent out regarding the
school fund and school apportionment they
nsscrt that It Is only due to their "careful
management" that the funds have grown BO
large and that the apportionment to the va
rious counties lu ro much larger than It was
durini : the years 1891. 1895 and 1816. It Is
noticeable that the "reformers" do not carry
their tables of comparisons back to the
former years of prosperity , wheii taxes were '
paid In promptly , when leases on school '
lands were kept up and when the amount of
apportionment per capita of school children 1
was as large as It Is nt the present time.
From the records n file In thu olllce of '
the fltato superintendent the following fig-
tires arc taken , showing the amount of taxes '
collected for school purposes as reported by
the state treasurer :
9I. June 20 $52,7SS.50
JK'Ji , December 2S Sl.113.no
1S92 , Juno 1 O7.lli.4i ! )
1TO. December 21 V1.8I9.2U
1S91. Juno 1 5.9l2.ii :
1S9I. .l.inunry 23 07.iiHl.72
1SJII , June 11 bS.s97.77 I
J.siil , ! . > < ember II Gl,2uo..1 : :
1891 , Mav L'7 EO.Mi.V. ;
ISC" ! . Jiiniinry 9 ut'JJ.1v : : ) i !
JM > , June 0 til.7in.i !
JSM , Deecmli-r . '
1W , May 21 , . . . ,
1S97 , December S 7.1 'S13.a
1SDS , May 17 ! Si.M7.(9 :
llefore Detnoeraey Cut II Down ,
Thus It will be scpn that the total col
lections for the year 1801 amounted to
$13(5.037 ( , In 1SH2 they went up to $111,818.
In 1893 to J1C.'I,5I3 , and then In 1891 , when
the full force of the hard times , caused
by bad crops and a democratic national ad
ministration , struck the state , the collec
tions dioppcd down to $123.097. In 189.1
the total was at ) low as $111It'll , and In
JSM. with better crops in the state , there
was an Increase to $151,827. In 1897 , under
republican prosperity , the amount was $157-
"III , and 1898 starts with collectlonu equal
to what they were In the earlier period.
During the hard times when the collec
tions were so low It Is well known that
nil over the state taxes were hard to col
lect , and It Is u matter of record that Uncle
Jake Wolfe , one of the members of the
Hoard of School Lands and Funds , was
himself unable to pay his personal taxes.
During 1897 and 1898 these conditions have
Improved In every county , and taxes have
been paid Into tho.county treasuries very
freely , Lancaster county , for Instance , hav
ing received the benefit of some back taxes
paid In by the state land commissioner him
The fluctuation In the amounts received
on the two Items , "Interest on school
lands sold" and on "school lands leased"
will bo noticed In the following table of
figures also taken from the olllclal records
in the Hiipcrlntendent's olllce :
Int. School Jnt. School
Years. Lands old. Lds. LeVil
] S91 $ 9S.909.SO $52.
. . . . . n0.227.17
thy' . 1 05,2 17. 1 ! ) IH.S9S.S9
1VM . 117,1)7.1. ) 2 ! ) 5a.9l2.39
W.a . 131lll.Xi ! ( 79. ! > 05.19
1S9I . 10.Vm.11 40.i2fi.ll ! |
1MU . 122.017.I ! ! 8S.nfil.60
1S9I . 71.12 < i.7 : ! 19,939.07
] W , . S5.OKI.Iil 2525.57 : !
isi . s.i.fii7.ir. : 20,017.70
ISM . 7lrfi7. l 22,222. 70
JS97 . 151.SW.Oj 43,290.14
1M)7 . 14(1,2:19.20 ( : 71.SS7.SS
1S9S . 200,903.39 41,933.28
llellllle * fiu-le .InUo'N WorU.
It will bo observed that In spite of the
efforts of the land commlsslorcr to leano
all tins unoccupied school lands In the Htate
In 1S97. during which time he went to
much trouble and put the Btato to much ex
pense for advertising and travel , the amount
received on leases did not run far above
that received In some of the former ypard.
The reason for this poor showing Is be
cause n large number of the delinquent
leases were canceled early In 1897. and the
utate war deprived < 't the chance to collect
the $100.000 that was duo on these can
celed leaser. Under the prosperous times
of 1897 and 1898 U Is certain that a consid
erable portion of Huso delinquencies would
have paid up. so that the receipts for 1897
and 1898 might have boon doubled but for
these popocratlc cancellations.
The tabulation of the figures showing the
semi-annual apportionment of the school
fund , In which the receipts from all sources
urn Included , Is only another proof of the
general prosperity of the country , and the
Increased ability of the people of the vari-
ountlrs to pay their school and other taxes ,
'I ho apportionments for thu years mentioned
In the tablen above wore as follows :
Total apportionment :
1RP1 J2.Hi- r.5.37 I 1S9.1 J2,1i,9M. ; 12
l-9l ) 274r..1S.W ; I 1S95 2in,33i.3.1 (
" " 319,2X3.67 I 1SI > 2CO , 110.12
1892 3Js.l2d.43 I 1MW S31,93S.3 j" < >
112.1SI.07 I 1K97 3f.2,22G.oi ; :
J894 309.GDS.78 | 1S97 377.3HJ.90
H9I 30iiy.l.97 I 1S.9S . 430.lW3.9S
lid ! 215,009.02 |
In the other Items of receipts to the
school fund , such as the Interest on United
States bonds. Interest on state bonds. In
terest on school district bonds. Interest nm
saline lands leased and Interest on state
deposits , them Is little or no change from
year to year , the amounts remaining prac
tically the enme , so that the source of the :
. Increase can be found from the above
.NKHHASKA 'ITV IIOYh VISIT 1IOMI2.
Trnlii llc-lil ut ( lint Paint Half nn Hour
fur I I'nriMiNi * .
N'KHHASKA CITY. Neb. , Sept. 3.
( Special Tclecram. ) Four sections of the
train bearing the Second Nebraska regiment
passed through hero from 4 to 7 q'clock
this morning- Despite the early hour about
too people \\cro at the depot. Lunch , with
lemonade and hot coffee , was served to all
of the soldiers. The section of the train
carrying Company C from Nebraska City
was ludd hero half on hour to enable them
to visit with their relatives.
lli-i-l Sumir rnmiuiltcn.
NORFOLK. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special Tele-
grant. > The Norfolk Ilcot Sugar company
will start Its campaign this year on Septem
ber 15. The beet crop Is In n , very satis
factory condition this year with nn acreage
about rqual to last year , promising a full ,
'season's run. I'laces for work In the factory -
tory have been assigned. Manager J'ar-
donner has reserved a number of places for
old employes now enlisted with Company L j
to be given them In case they are mustered (
out in time.VhlIo enough men have been
secured for the Inside work there la a short
age of men with teams for hauling beets
to the factory. There U a strong demand
for team work and good wages can bo made
hauling beets for several months.
Clilnir ) l'nt-nir > Opi-n * .
SCHUVLKH , Neb' . , Sept. 3. ( Special. )
Charles L. Jones , former superintendent ot
the plant of the Nebraska Chicory company
nt this place , arrived from O'Neill thla week
where he lias been since the factory was
I closed early In June and I fit work preco
paring the factory for the turning out of
four cnrloads of n special grade of the
company' * product , wlo of which was re-
cently closed by thp management. While for
some time past there has been much dlsm
rourngcmenl felt among the stockholders of
the company and the buslno.ts has been at
a standstill , this Rale causes n much better
feeling fraught with hope that ultimately
there will Ixj such demand for the goods
that the chicory business will bo a payltiK
one. There was no chicory planted under
contract of this company this year ami
none under contracts of any other company
In this vicinity.
HtiNllnuN rulilli- School * .
HASTINGS. Neb. , Sept. .1. ( Spccinl. )
The public schools of Hastings will open
their fall term Monday morning. As there
j has been an extra large Increase of pupils
j within | the last year It has become neces
sary to Increacn the list of teachers and
make many changes. The following Is the
corps of teachers and th lr assignments :
High School J. D. French , mathematics :
Charles F. Hogers , natural science : Helen
' Maybach , Liitln , ( icrman and Kngllsh ;
Kathleen j , Ulrdsall , Grace Albright , Mrs.
John Snyder. Kmma Parker.
First Ward Nina 13. Carpenter , prin
cipal | ; Myrtle I'ease , Jennie Hudson , Mr .
Maud St. John , Julia M. Vliipyard , Mary
' j. . Nye.
Kast Ward Marie A. Newhom , principal ;
Mrs. j Cnsto. Miss I'owell , Jennie Walker ,
Alllo Meston , Maud Faxon.
West Ward Alice B. Knight , principal ;
I Agnes Meston , Lizzie 13. Alford , Mamlo
I Dungan > , Florence 13. Kirk , Mrs. Ilottlo
411 I UlUCJ n.
I Klghth flrade Fidelia Srhntllnt. prln-
| c | ; Mary E. rjuttcrflcld , assistant.
South Ward Helen B. Knight , principal ;
Florence Jones , Lucy Hakes , Hattie n.
SHRLHV , Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special. ) T.
W. Rutttr lost his separator by lire \\h\\c \ \
thrashing ] south of town. The machine was
standing , between four oat stacks. A spark
i from the engine set them on lire and soon
destroyed the grain. Hutter backed up the
I engine lo haul away the separator , but ihe
I connecting chain was so hot that hi > was
forced away after severely burning his
Sam Dotson was painfully kicked In the
face and shoulder by a horse. He had
driven to the country with Dr. Inks and the
team had been placed In the barn. The
physician led out one horse and Dotson fol
lowed closely with the other. It was then
the leading horse did the kicking.
Mrs. William Scott and her little child
were thrown from the wagon during a run-
I away. Thi > woman remained unconscious for
I ll considerable time , while the 'child , who
fell among some plows , escaped almost un-
Call for Count } ' Convention.
WKST POINT , Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special. )
The democratic county convention Is called
to meet In West Point on September 24
for the purpose of nominating county of-
Miss Kva O'Sulllvan of this city has been
appointed assistant principal of the public
schools of Crclghtou , Neb. , and left this
morning for the scenes of her labors.
Hon. B. K. Valentine lias received a letter
from Ills son , Lieutenant Watts C. Valen
tine , announcing his arrival In Porto nico.
where ho joined his regiment , the Nine
A Spanish machete Is now on exhibition
In this city which was captured from ttie
ftiemy by Corporal John Jacobs of Company
C. Twelfth United States Infantry , a former
West Point boy.
font pro mine Oll'er Aeeepleil.
CHADRON , Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A meeting of the creditors of James
L. Paul , the wholesale and retail grocer of
this city who was declared a bankrupt a
short time since , was held before Referee
Hnbegger today. The two principal credit
ors , the 'First ' National bank of Chadron
and Paxton & Gallagher of Omaha , were
represented by Dartlett Richards , president
of the bank. Mr. Paul made an offer of
compromise on the basis of 40 per cent of
his Indebtedness and the offer was accepted.
Mr. Paul expects to be. In business In a
short time again ,
FallM from a Train.
KRAttNKY , Nob. , Sept. 3. ( Special. )
While D. Carson of this city was attemptIng -
Ing to board a moving train at Red Cloud
Thursday afternoon his foot slipped and he
fell between > the moving train and the plat-
form. He fell with 'his ' head across the rail
and but for the prompt and energetic work
of the conductor and station agent he
would have met a horrible death. As It was
he sustained a severe Injury to his back
and lower limbs and had to be > brought
home. Ho Is one of the oldest traveling men
In the state.
I'oll.County .MortKUKi * Hivoril.
OSCEOLA. Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special. ) The
record of mortgages filed and indebtedness of
Polk county for the month of August shows
that there were twelve farm mortgages filed
amounting to $14,503 ; 1G mortgages released ,
amounting to $18,241.11 ; five city mortgages
tiled , amounting to J2.525 ; two city mort
gages released , amounting to $2,000 ; seventy-
eight chattel mortgages filed , amounting toe
$38,122.07 ; forty-five chattel mortgages re
leased , amounting to $27,077.39. So that the
Increased Indebtedness for the month of
August Is $7,893.54.
; I \ol u PoiMierallc 1'lenle.
' DAVID C1TV. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. )
The managers of the picnic which was held '
| hero day before yesterday under the auspices ,
of St. Mary's Catholic church deny that esU
had any partisan character. About 2,000
persons were present , who were addressed '
by Hon. W. A. Poynter and Hon. C. J.
Smyth. Hon. M. L. Hayward had been In
vited , but was unable to be present. nbc
plcnlc was a great success In all respects.
Until nt llarvurd.
HARVARD. Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special. )
Yesterday , after a day of excessive heat and
wind , a flno rain came up , the amount of
water falling being 1.21 Inches. It has been
for some days too dry to. plow , but this
rain will enable farmers to resume plowing
and begin seeding to winter wheat. In
August 5.11 Inches of rain fell. More or
less damage was done to buildings , wind , , j.
mills and shade trees.
HART1NOTON , Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special
Telegram. ) The democratic county i-entral
committee met In Hortlngton today to place
candidates for county attorney und commis
sioner. ' John II. Felber. the populist nomInee -
Ineo for commissioner , was endorsed. H. mS. .
Fisher , a silver republican/ was named for
lecounty attorney. R. J. Mlllard , populist
nominee for county attorney , came within
inone vote of endorsement ,
llreakn n I , > K.
KRARNRY. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. )
I i Last Wednesday as Detrlck Uiue and wife
I I of Odessa township were driving home from
| I the hay field In a hay cart a part of the
I j harness on ono of tbo horses broke and let
I the cart fall. Mrs. Lauo was thrown nuttier
and received n double fracture of ono of her
lower limbs , both breaks being below the
knee. Mr. I iuo escaped Injury.
Aeelilentii : Shiinflnif ,
NRWMAN OROVK. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( pe
cial Telegram. ) G. D. Pierce of el ) ,
la. , former teacher at this place , accidentally .
shot himself at 3:30 : p. m. He was to re
sume his duties as teacher Monday next.
Alleinilleil Nillefile ,
YORK. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. ) Harry
Gctchell drank carbolic acid with Intent to
commit iiilrldn thin morning He was found
Just In time and pumped out. Getohell wn
yesterday sentenced to a term In the pent-
trntlnry for horse stealing. Rose Hessler.
his accomplice , was taken to Lincoln this
morning and GHchell will be taken down
lalerttalr lletlllloti ,
SL'PRRIOR. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. )
The committee on arrangements for the Interstate -
j terstate reunion reports that everything In-
! ' dlcates that a great crowd will OKRomble nt
j i this ' city between the dates of September 11
: i and 24. Amusements of the best type are
I of the program and the list of speakers Is
excellent. The leading cornet and martial
mndi of southern Nebraska and no'rthern
Cansas will furnish thu music. The women
at Superior have taken upon themselves the
lutles \ of a decorating committee and some-
hlng In that line beyond the ordinary Is
I'oinillxt dill vfulloli.
WAUNKTA. Xcb. , Sept. 3. ( Special.- )
llstrlct convention held here yesterday re
sulted in an cosy victory for ( J. W. Hetija-
nln of Hitchcock county over Otto Files-
back of Chase and C. Walker of Dundee
county. Benjamin , the nominee. Is n ful-
rtfion man and ex-treasurer of Hltchiock
county. The democratic committee have
called n convention for Saturday , September
lu , at Wnunela.
Ill Cnncy Ili-i-u Il < - .
WEST POINT , Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. )
Oniclal notice of the death of Joseph Urotle
of this county has Just'been received by
hln parents from the War department. Ho
was In the terrible charge of the Twelfth
Infantry at 121 Caney and was shot through
the body. Ho lingered for sixteen day *
after being shot. His remains now rest oil
Cuban soil , but will eventually be removed
to this county If his parents fa desire.
CluiiiKi * In Am-nl * .
MEAD. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. ) K. D ,
White was checked out of the Mead station
yesterday afternoon and left this morning for
Garrison Crossing , Kan. , where he will he
Joint agent for the Union Pacific and Knli-
sas Pacific. Fred Johnston , formerly nltfht
operator at VnlparalFo , is the new agent ftt
KKAKXBV. Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special , )
Ilev. H. W. Trueblood , who has been pastor
of the United lirelhren church In this olty
for the past eight or nine years and la the
oldest resident pastor In the city , has re
signed on account of 111 health and will
spend a few months In the east recuperating ,
Clinllt > iiK * M ( irt'ciu' to DMuttCi
KEARNEY , Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special , )
Norrls Drown , republican candidate , lias
challenged Congressman Greene to Joint de
bate during the campaign this fall and the
challenge has been accepted. One ot the
dates has been arranged for on the fair
grounds during the county fair.
.lolmvoii for Srimtor.
HOLDKEOE , Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special Tele
gram. ) At the republican senatorial con
vention held here today S. J. Johnson ot
Mlnden , Kearney county , was nominated. A
full attendance of all delegations was pres
ent and much Interest was manifested.
SOUTH DAKOTA RANGE STOCK
1'rexlilrnt of I he CnltliMiipn'x Annncln-
tlun of that Sditc Tn I UK
on tinSiilijici. .
"Kango cnttle shiments this year will be
25 per cent less than last. " declares C. K.
Howard , president of thu South Dakota
Stock Growers' association , who Is on his
way to Chamberlain to meet a drive of i'OO '
head now coming down White river.
"The dry weather of this summer liae
been a great disappointment to us. There Is
and has , been plenty of feed , but It was not
of the right kind at the right time to put
cattle Into the best condition for market.
You see the cattle need fresh green grass
clear up until the time they are almost fat
enough for market , and then they ought to
have ripe grass , to harden them , until they
are shipped. Hut this season the grass dried
on the roots before the stock was anywise
near as far along as It ought to have been ,
and the result Is that It Is not In anything
like a-i big condition as It. would have been
with longer green grass to feed. The quality
of the meat will be good , but there Is not
the tonnage In the critters there ought to be.
Klpti grass will not make bulk like fresh
"The range never had a more favorable
winter and spring than lact , and cattlemen
were looking forward to a record breaking
year In the Increase of meat In the output.
Hut later the dry weather changed the grass
to hay without its being mowed , and this
was a great disappointment. Hut even woree
was the drying up of the water boles in the
creeks , and It was dllllcult to get anything
for the cattle to drink , and consequently
herding expenses have increased , and the
necessity for moving the animals kept their
flesh down. The result has been a serious
diminution from what had been expected.
"Of course , you understand , the condition
does not amount to calamity or disaster or
anything of that sort It Is simply a cose
of a fine prospect falling to realize. There
are not going to be any absolute losses to
cattlemen only a big discount from what
they had reasonably looked for In the way
oC a general extra fattening of their herds
The right kind of a. season will make an
entire ? herd good for market , while n poorer
season will finish only u percentage of It
ready to drive , and the balance must be
kept for a longer time. The profit In the
range business consists In the rapid condl-
Honing of the stock , and when circumstances
prevent this , as Is the case this year. It
brings disappointment. It is my judgment
that the output this year will not amount to
more than three-quarters of what It was In
"While ordinarily we have driven down
Had river to Plcrro for shipment over the
Northwestern , we are this yc. driving down
White river to Chamberlain to ship over'the
Milwaukee. The railway company has been
to great expense to construct dams on many
of the llttlo streams running into White
river , in order that there should bo watering
btatlons for the drive , but even this has not
furnished as good a supply as there ought to
bo to maintain the cattle in good condition
In coming from the range. Much of the
dam work was poorly done , those in charge
of it being Inexperienced. Nevertheless , the
company Is to be congratulated on what It
has accomplished , because the fact Is that
had It not been for this enterprise wo would
have been In a pretty bad fix in getting our
drives to market. The Northwestern people
wanted to do something of the same sort
along Had river , but It would have been
useless this season , as there has been no
rain since the project was proposed. I be
lieve U Is feasible to provide water along
either route , but It will entail a consider
"Wo will have a still larger shipment to
make later in the season. About three weeks
ago the shipping commenced , und It will bo
hastened ns rapidly nn the cattle get Into the
best condition that may bo possible under
the circumstances of the season. A large
shimof thla stock will come to the western
market , of course ; but eastern packers are
very anxious to secure the excellent quality
of cattle wo turn off from those South Da
kota ranges , and they are bidding for the
stock. Some of us feel also that we owe
something to the railway company for Its ef
forts to Improve the driveway from tha range
to the terminus of the road and that It U
entitled to as much of the haul an we can
give U , other things being equal. "
season by season is our steady try Today we swing into the first of the fall months with
every nerve strained to outdo for you our most perfect work of heretofore ,
A good stylish covert cloth , 50c litnlu-l U-im-li lot. Out a ? nlt ontof this
Meltonette 50-inch Tailor Suitings 90s
TUfQQrl MalQnrrn 1 DflThese are not tn lust loni ; mi our comitors at
I nCDU mCiailgl , OliUU this pnw-f.xonptlona.lly nttntullvo.
ImiinrfPfl finVarf fInKl ! l 9fi lfiUiap.lifvalufM-in ! iaclntliuuilty :
llllpUIICU UUlOH UIUIII , Oli J 3llsattl..V-ill ) cloth Mth ili.M. ! (
1 Pnri Tlllflr PlntllO Cl Rfl range of in-wt porftirt , . diltin s at a
I QMU lUIIUI UlUlllO , OhJU quotation without p.irallel.
Irresistable loveB Biaok vn * *
Brochette Suitings , 50c andOOc
Grepon Nouvautes , $1,00 $ °
Rfl Two lines nfliisrh pratlo cloth tliut am bo-
iJU hifr | irc > oinml us lea lui-8-timl cannot
be ; dllplk-atoil.
laPflllQrH Mnunitino Cl 7K Hlgho- . ! grade silk ami moluilf fancv stilt-
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iicN wonlil IIKM-I Iho ni | > r < > \ ill i > f any likely pnrrlinsi-r n MI ! ni-
n full HIM * of nil Ilii-nc nnil many olhrr * .
Kid Gloves just arrived
High grade gloves surpassing any pre
vious display In this city , for rxcellencu
and vnrlety-SMIAPBS THAT ARB FAS
CINATING IN TII13 I3XTIU3MK.
"TIllll'OI .s.sr "
Of this renowned brand 'tis needless to
comment other than call attention to the
pretty new features of this season. New
commuting shades In embroidered backs
siici.Jini KM : "
Pique This Is tin1 popular T glove , Imv-
Ing gal HIM ! Its good name on ticcount of
good wearing qualities.
Wedgewood. Rouge , Laurel. Hnbann ,
The popular street glove Wo wish you to
see our new ahnilra ( 'specially.
Sand. Vert Vlf , Kongo dc'fou , Chntaglnc.
Myrtles , Java , Amber , Leghorn , White
Of thlM Jlne "Tho Special , " "Joinvlllo"
and "Helfort" comprising Iho most fas
cinating shades , never before seen In kid
A live hooked glove , perfect fitting real
Pique A glove for any hand , stylish and
ntr.M : "
Not a better glove manufactured for one
dollar than the "Irene" all shades.
Parents contemplating sending their girls away to school will Find our stock particularly
well adapted to their wants. ,
New Fall Jackets , Cloth Capes , Plush Capes , Golf Capes , Fur Capes. Fur Collarettes ,
women's , misses' , children's , men's and boys' new Fall and Winter Underwear and Hosiery.
Special agents Butterick Patterns.
We invite ii
WANTS OF IKRIGATIONISTS
Government Aid for Scientific Study of Its
Problems is Urged.
'RESERVATION ' OF FORESTS ESSENTIAL
lonliid liny of : Sntlonnl Convention
Out I.III-KI ? Atleiulnnee
Delayed Ili-U-aalloii from
CHEYENNE. Wyo. , Sept. 3. The opening
session of the third and closing day of the
seventh annual Irrigation congress opened j |
with an increased attendance , the Callfor- I
nla delegation , which was delayed by a
washout , having arrived. The report of the
committee on resolutions was presented by
Judge Bmery of Kansas , the chairman.
The resolutions were quite lengthy. They
favor un appropriation of not less than
$1,000,000 for hydrographlc surveys , for the
measurement of streams and the survey of
reservoir sites ; strongly commend the cure
of forests begun by the secretary of the In-
orlor and urge the formation of a forestry
bureau and nn appropriation by congress |
sufficient for its support and management ; i
urge upon the states legislation to prevent
forest fires ; favor the suggestion of Prof.
Sargent ot Harvard university that Instruc
tion In forestry be given at West Point to
prepare army officers for an intelligent un
derstanding of forestry administration ;
commend Cornell university In Inaugu
rating a school of forestry ; favor the crea
tion In the Department of Agriculture of a
bureau of Irrigation and a liberal appropri
ation for its support ; express cordial ap
preciation of the value ot Irrigation Investi
gations already made by agricultural ex
periment stations and recommend that they
give increased attention to the arid Elates ;
request the congress of the United States
to make sulllclent appropriations to con
struct the reservoir surveyed nt Huttes ,
Arizona , and to construct a water shed reserve -
serve near Hutte , Mont. ; provide that a
committee of five be appointed to present n
bill to the congress reguIUtlng and estab
lishing uniform methods for appropriation
and control of the waters of Interior
streams ; reaffirms resolutions of the Phoe
nix congress on reservoirs , of the Lincoln
congress on the public ownership of water
and of the Phoenix congress on the cessa
tion of public land to the states under
strict conditions Insuring settlement , and
endorse the Chlttenden report favoring the
construction of reservoirs and the recom
mendation of Klwood Mead favoring the
leasing of the grazing lands.
Consideration of the report was postponed
until 2 o'clock.
The congress adopted a vote of thanks to
President Carey for his able work In presid
ing over the congress and to the Union
Pacific Kallroad company , the newspapers ,
the state officers , the Cheyenne club and
the people of Cheyenne for courtesies
J. A. Johnson of Wyoming read a very
Interesting paper on "Cession of Arid Lan
In Accordance With Land Heclamatlon. '
This paper provoked much debate. A paper
on "Irrigation , a Sociological Problem , " was
read by A. I ) . Mead. Prof. S. M. Emery of
Ilozeman , Mont. , read an exceedingly in
Btructlve paper upon the "Work of the Agri
cultural Stations. " Prof. L. 0. Carpenter of
Kort Collins. Colo. , and H. C. Huflln of the
University of Wyoming also discussed the
same topic , reviewing the work done by the
stations they represented and outlining fu
ture work along new lines.
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I , null Chuiivln laiiiK'roui ly Wounilcil
\VlilIe Aluiif III ( lie Moiiiilalnx.
HUTTU. Mont. . Sept. 3. ( Special. ) Louis
N. Chauvln of Hutte Is at a Hutte hospital
suffering from the effects from a terrible
experience he had recently In Mlssoula.
county while representing some mining
Chauvln went to American gulch to rep
resent tbo North Pacific Placer Mining com
pany's claims , twelve miles from Quartz.
On his way out he stopped with the Don-
nelly brothers at Quartz and left theto with
only enough provisions to last him ffvrr
thu rnngo and back. The trail was almost
Impaasuble and he hud to chop his wjy.
When within a short distance of his des-
ttnatlon he had the misfortune to cut his
left leg with his axe very seriously. Ho
managed to reach the cabin and tearing
up his shirt bound up the wound as best
he could , but he bad lost so much blood
that he fainted away as Boon as ho had
finished applying the Improvised bandage ,
lu falling he struck on the sharp edge of
a tomato can , cutting a bad gash in his
When Chauvln recovered consciousness he
was so weak he could scarcely help himself
and ( | lay till thu nnxt day In the cabin with
nothing to eat. He finally discovered some
beans , that bad been 'left In thu cabin and ,
crawling about , succeeded iu cooking them.
This was all he had to cat till the third
day and he fainted repeatedly till he begaii
to think ho would die before assistance
urrlved. On Iho third day ho was little
better und remembering he had a hook and
line in his pocket , crawled to the creek
near by aud had the good fortune to catch
three trout , which he cooked and had Just
finished j , which he cays was the best meal
he j ever tasted , when the Donnelly brothers ,
who had begun to be worried about his
long absence and started to find him , put In
an appearance. Ho was taken to the near-
est railroad station and sent to Hutte.
South DnUolaevn \olen.
The Spearflsh Normal college had 222
scholars ) last year.
Two thousand old settlers attended the
Rlk Point reunion.
Yunkton's fair hns proved a record breaker
n ! - way of attendance.
Thu Slate School of Mines nt Hapld City
is doing good work'these days.
In svmtheni South Dakota much corn It
being cut for fodder , the heat having ruined
It for other purposes.
The Sioux Valley Christian Kndeavor re
union ut Canton promises to be very largely
attended. It will last three days.
A new telephone company Is connecting all
the I small towns in western South Dakota ,
much i to the convenience of the citizens.
Fairfax and Honcstoel have Just concluded
a warm county seat light , resulting In a
victory for the latter. Gregory county has
Just been organized.
South Dakota farmers are harvesting and
doing other agricultural woil ; by moonlight ,
the excessive heat of the day making labor
In the fields Impossible.
At Watertown the coroner's Jury dor hired
that suspicion points to Mike Andre and
Louis Monroy an the men who kllbd Jack
Mood . put his body In a vacant house and
attempted to cremate. It.
At Rlk Point two hobo highwaymen nt-
lemptrd to bold r..i two Ourn.nn travelers.
The fifnuaiih ) ) H\ed to be cpitiidlil athl > t"r
i.ml tH'ore the iinboeB know i' tLey were
gi tn a terrlt'le tl-timpltig.
KlIIINIIM .N < - \H .Nolt-N.
Democrat Is tht > name of a lepubliian
stronghold in Washington county.
There are 100 creameries In Kansas. Quo
of the largest turns out 1,100 pounds per
"Sal" Walker , a famous Kansas center ,
will .tialii . the Hui'kell Indians in football
This year Kansas has experienced more
prosperity and less country fairs ihoi , for
the past ten years.
A Topeka congregation has requeated their
preacher to take : i vacation because the
members need a rest.
The "Unmuzzled Truth , " a Coolldgn pnp-r.
prints UilH paragraph In Its first Iwue : "If
war U hell then we know a number of
Coolldgo people who ought to go to war. "
Kansas populists declare thut the school
book law they passed four years ago m\e.-
the state gSOO.OGO annually , but Die boo ) ,
trust has Increased the salary ot Its Kan
sas agent 30 per cent since then.
I'onft'Nitt'H | n Ala ii ) ' frliMi-K.
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 3. A special to th I'oM-
Dlhpatch from Dallas. Tex , , says : HornMo
developments are coming out Inonn. . r-iloa
with the career of "Dobie" Joe Malnnc. the
negro executed hero yesterday. His wrlttfn
and oral confession to olllccrs and iillurH
make It certain that he. In addition to what
has heretofore been published , participated
! The latest features in up-to-date silks ,
iStripes-24-in , fanch stripas , $1,00
| Ver > SITVI-coble , stylish and pretty sllkf ,
for waists or petticoat1. !
Piaids , $1,00-
The best styles ami prettiest effects ever
offered by us and muni to $1.33 and $1.50
Dress Taffetas Black
We make n specialty of pure dyed dresa
Tn ITi'tas $1.0H. $1.10. $1.2. > , Sl.uO. $2.00.
These represent the best made fabrics.
Black Dress Silks , 75c
Satin Duclipfpp specials 7Jic , 00 ? , $1.00 ,
Poplins , SrC , former price $1.25.
Poau do Solo $1.00 , $1.35 , $1.50.
Brocades , 23-inch , 85c
Pretty styles on account of limited qtinn-
tltv. nrlce SHc.
Whether plain color or gliice street
shades or for parly wear nny shade cnu
bo found amongst the largo stock wo
In I flvo otl'wr mnrdert ; and four n.l > a'ills on
white women. Two years ago ho criminally
assaulted and then killed Mm. Uudham ,
vlf of H prominent farmer near Oak CiltT ,
i suburb of Dallas , and he and another
aegro , whom the officers ore nou i > ndcnvor-
iii [ < , ' to capture , a. aiiulted and kllk-d three
whltj women at Kaglo lake , near Houston ,
about tbreo years ago , The best detective-
talent lias failed to solve the mysteries of
I'renuilil f 'i > rt'Iie l.
FREMONT , Neb. , Sept. 3. ( Special. )
Thcr , > were two bad fires here this morning.
The first occurred about 10 a. m and pretty
well cleaned out the dwelling liouso of Fred
Sucklnnd S , corner of First : ind Maple. The
origin of the tire Is unknown. Tim furniture
was mostly saved In : i damaged condition.
| I Loss ' on house , $ .r > 00 , Insured for $ SOO ; cm
I furniture ' , $400 ; loss , $2r > 0 to $300. While
tbo ' Ilremen weie still at this flunn alarm
was turned In for a flro nt the residence of
W. W. Illackman , corner of Klghleenth
, street and Colson avenue. The house caught
i from ' the explosion of a gasoline stove In the
back ' kitchen and was all ablaze when the
I firemen ' arrived. It was totally destroyed
and none of the contents were saved. The
' residence ' of A. K. Dame , 17S5 Colson avenue ,
j i the ] next building Houth of the HKirKman
house , caught flro and was only saved by
' hard ! work of the department. The windows 1
j' j on ' the north slldo were all broken and tlii
I walls scorched. Loss of W. W. Hlackman on
I house , $1,000 ; on furniture. $ SOO. The house
] I was Insured for $1,000 and furniture for $500.
( A. K. Dame's loss on house Is about $100
( i and , a small amount on furniture ; Insured
i for $1,200 ,
| j TlircNhlnt OiitIK llnriieil.
HASTINGS , Neb. . Sept. 3. ( Special. )
A Htenm threshing machine , owned by
' George ( Rnlleforil , was completely destroyed
by fire Thursday afternoon while In the
field near Kelley'a school house. It lic-
! ' . Ignited by sparks from the cnglno
j and burned rapidly , ns there was n heavy
i I wind blowing. The loss Is nearly $1,700.
TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST
. \f ( - Three Day * Ihc l'roph - < ( ill CM
Ipilirnslia SIOTN | anil Trli-N
< ; < -inTiilly Kalinnil Cooler.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 3. Forecast fop
I'or Nebraska Oonerally fair ; cooler ;
I'or Iowa Generally fair , followed by
thunder stormn In the afternoon ; cooler ;
l-'or Missouri Fair continued
; high tem
perature , with prospects of thunder shower *
and cooler weather in the afternoon ; south-
01 ly winds , becoming variable.
For South Dakota Partly cloudy ; west
For Kansas and Colorado Partly cloudy ;
j I probably cooler ; variable winds.
| For Wyoming Partly cloudy weather ;
| wcstcily winds.
I l.cu-al Iti-i'iiril.
j OFFICK LOCAL V.'KATHKU m'UEAU.
OMAHA , SeptOiniihn record of ti-in-
'poraturi1 and rnlni'nll compared with the
corn iipomlliiK day of the last three years :
1SH8. U97. 1SOC. 18W.
Maximum ti'inpi'ruUire. . . to ! )4 ) 72 hi
Minimum ti > iiipi > riitiiri77 71 .M 7D
Averagn ti'inpi'raturi''J ) S2 I , ' ! MI
Halnfiill U' ' ) .W M M
Itecord of tempernturn and precipitation
nt Omc.lm for tills duy unit nlllce Mnrcli
1 , IMS :
Ni.rmul for the day 70
lOxueHH fur the day 12
AeeiiinuhitiMl XCPMK Hlncu March L. . . 272
Normal rainfall fo > - the iliiy lu Im u
Ui-lli'li'iicy for the day in Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 ll'.fiG ' Indies
I ellei'iiry | Hllu-e March 1 : i 50 Inchon
Dflldi'iiey for cor. period. 1SH7. . R.1W lnchen
Kxri'tm for cor. period , 1SOT 2.2ii liif hca
L. A. WKLHH. Local Forecast Otllclal.
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