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THE OMAHA PAIIV JIEE: SUNDAY, DECEMRET? 21, 1902.
NEW MOVE IN CIPl'Y CASE
Motion Tile l in DiHrict Court to Dissolve
NSANITY BOARD ASSERTS JURISDICTION
Claim la Also Mol Tlinl C'nppr a
Mentally Inropnlile of Ilrlnaiuaj
the Injunction Prooeeillng; of
Ilia tVvcn Motion.
A motion to dissolve the temporary In
junction restraining the Hoard of Insanity
CommlFslonera and others Interested In
the case of the alleged InHanity of W. B.
Cuppy of Avcca from taking nny action In
the matter hai been fllrd In the d strict
court and will be heard by Judge Green, or
uch Judge as may pretide on January 6.
In anawer to the allcgitirn that the
commlsalocera for the lnsano have no Jur
isdiction cast of the west line of range 40,
the line which divides rottawattamle
county into two divisions, It Is claimed on
behalf of the board that It has Jurisdiction
over the entire county. Further, It Is
claimed that while the suit In the district
court In Avoca, which Is pending. Is simply
an action for the purpose of obtaining a
guardian for the property and person of
W. B. Cuppy, the question which the
Board of Insanity Commissioners Is callel
upon to determine Is that whether the
plaintiff, W. B. Cuppy. la a fit aubjeet for
commitment to the State Insane asylum
and has no reference to the civil action
now existing In the district court and In
Bo way Interferes with the Jurisdiction or
finding of the district court, and conse
quently there can be no conflict of Juris
diction. On the other hand, Mrs. Susan A. Cuppy,
wife of W. B. Cuppy, In support of the mo
tion asserts that her husband la of un
sound mind and therefore In the eyes of
the law Incapable of making suit in his
name. On behalf of the other defendants
named In the Injunction proceedings It Is
claimed that they have done the best they
knew how for the Interests of Cuppy and
his wife and allege that Cuppy's attorneys
brought the Injunction suit with the Bole
purpose of making fees, as they have
knowledge of the fact that W. B. Cuppy
was not of sound mind and Incapable of
bringing any such action In his own name.
The suit is attracting more than ordinary
Interest owing to the prominence of tne
Cuppy family In the east part of the
William T. Cochran filed suit for divorce
In the district court yesterday from
Oretchen Cochran, whom he married July
11, 1890. H bases his suit on charges of
cruel and Inhuman treatment and alleges
that his wife is of ungovernable temper,
and that not only on one occasion did she
tab him with a table fork, but that on
another she tried to decapitate him with an
axe. Trying to live with her, he claimed,
made life too strenuous, and for this and
other reasons he would prefer that the
court grant him a divorce.
Pottawattamie county Is made defendant
In a suit for damnges brought In the dis
trict court yesterday by Edward Holdcn,
E. Zimmerman, J. L. Milner and Henry
Dohse, all residents of Lewis township.
The plaintiffs, who are farmers, allege that
the construction of certain bridges, known
aa bridges Kos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, over Indian
creek east of Lake Manawa, is such that
in times of high water the bridges act aa
dams and cause the water to overflow on
their lands. Holden and Zimmerman each
aak $1,100 damages, Milner $1,000, while
Dohse would be content with $400.
Fine line of box stationery at Morgan
ft Dickey's, 142 Broadway.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby ft Son.
RUN DOWN BY SWITCH ENGINE
Unidentified Man Instantly Killed in
the Wabash Freight
A man whose identity was not disclosed
was run down and instantly killed last
evening Bhortly before 8 o'clock at Eigh
teenth avenue and Eleventh street by a
witch engine on the Wabash tracks.
Tho engine, which was pulling four
freight cars, was proceeding west when It
overtook the man, who was walking be
tween the tracks. James Mathews, then
engineer, failed to notice the man until
the engine was right on him. The man's
head was severed from the body and the
trunk was horribly mangled, not a single
bone apparently being left unbroken. James
McSorley, yardmaster for the Wabash, was
in charge of the switching crew.
There was nothing on the body of the
man, who was evidently a working man, to
identify it. The remains were removed by
order of Coroner Treynor to Cutler's under
taking rooms, whero an Inquest will be
held Monday morning.
N. T Plumbing Co., telephone 258.
All the new books at Bushnell's.
Ping pong and all kind of games at Mor
gan ft Dickey's, 142 Broadway.
Rack to Old Hume for Burial.
The remains of John L. Howe, the ex
press messenger who was killed Thursday
evening at the Union Pacific transfer depot
by the accidental discharge of a gun in the
hands of a fellow messenger, will be taken
this evening to his old home In Topsfield,
Mass. Funersl services will be held at the
First Congregational church at S o'clock,
conducted by tho pastor, Rev. James Thom
son, following which tho body will be taken
to the train. Members of Excelsior Ma
sonic lodge, to which deceased belonged,
will act as pallbearers, and the sir knights
of Ivanhoe comraandcry will furnish an es
cort. Coroner Treynor decided yesterday
that an Inquest woull be unnecessary at the
shooting was purely accidental.
A Free Iteming 9:ove.
Before you buy your coal sea Wm. Welch
at 16 North Main street and he will ex
plain to you how you ran get a One Round
Oak heating ttove without costing you a
penny. 'Phone, US.
Chicken Thieves Make Good H
Chicken thieves did a wholesale business
Friday night at the residence of Fred
Oelse on East Washington avenue. They
not only depopulated the henroost, but
succeeded in carrying away about three
dozen ducks and twenty-five full grown
geese. Tracka In the anow Indicated that
they carried away their plunder in a wagon
and it la supposed they drove over to
Omaha and disposed of the fowls In the
Gravel roofing. A. II. Rcld. 126 Main St.
Photoa Enlarged for OKc.
Bring this ad to 304 Broadway, before
January 1, and I will nuike an enlarged por
trait from good small picture for 68o.
Faded or scratched photos cost more. Oak
frames, $1.50 up. Carveth, Artist.
With the Churches.
At St. Paul's Episcopal church today
there will bs holy communion at 8 a. m.
and morning prayer and. litany at 10:89
o'clock. This will be the program at the
vesper service at 4;30 p. m.
Organ Pre'ude Offertnlre Salome
Proces lonai HarK me voice Mfrnm
'.inc iMmiiiu , .........
Vester Hymn-Turrv With Me Dykes
Introlt-U.rd, In This. Thy Mercy's Dsy
Sermon by the rector
Solo The Voice of the Fsther..
Miss Ethel Cook.
Recessional Lo, He Comes St. Thomas
At the First Congregational church the
pastor, Rev. James Thomson, will take aa
the subject of hla aermon at-10:30 a. m.t
"Following the Star." In the evening tho
choir will render a sacred concert and
cantata in place of the regular servlco.
The choir, under the direction of Mr. Ned
Mitchell, will render Ashford's "Light of
Life," and will be assisted by Miss Leona
Prownrlgg of Omaha, aoprano, and others.
Preliminary to the cantata Mist Llllle
Norene will render two aeclectlons on the
Elder D.R. Chambers will preach thli
morning at the Latter Day Saints' church
and In the evening the pulpit will be occu
pied by Elder Charles E. Butterworth of
Omaha. Sunday school will be at noon.
Rev. S. Alexander will preach this even
ing at 7:30 o'clock In the church at Sev
enth street and Seventeenth avenue.
Second Church of Christ (Scientist) will
hold services In Modern Wodmen of Amer
ica hall, in Merrlam block, at 10:45 a. m.
Subject: "Za the Universe, Including Man,
Evolved by Atomic Force?" Sunday school
Immediately after the service. Wednesday
evening meeting at 7:45.
Tho First Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services at 11 a. m. in the Sapp
building. Sunday, school will immediately
follow the services. The regular testimo
nial meeting will be Wednesday evening at
Rev. Harvey Hostetler, pastor of the Seo
ond Presbyterian church, will preach at
the Edgewood church this afternoon at S
Hand mirrors, nicest in town, at Morgan
& Dickey's, 142 Broadway.
Bealtlful calendars at Bushnell's.
Buy your ping pong at Bushnell's.
Licenses to wed have been Issued to the
Name and Residence. Age.
Charles Keast, Macedonia, la
Emma May Summers, Macedonia, la..
J. A. Carse, Carson, la
Grace L. Snapp, Caraon, la
All Photoa Taken.
At Schmidt's before December 23 will be
finished before Christmas, sure.
Davis sells drupe.
Stockert sells carpets and rugs.
Expert watch repairing, Leffert, 40a Bway.
Skates for boys and girls are cheap at
Petersen & Schoenlng Co.
Burnt wood and leather goods. C. B.
Alexnnder & Ci., 333 Broadway.
K. and L. of S. card party, Marcus hall,
December 23. Admission 10 cents.
James Holman returned yesterday from
Detroit, where he has been visiting rela
tives. We are headquarters for glass of all
kinds. Sea us before you buy. C. B. Paint,
Oil and Glaus Co.
Mrs. B. Durgan obtained a building per
mit yesterday for the erection of a $1,000
frame cottage on South Eighth street near
A motion for a new trial on behalf of the
defendant was flled yesterday In the dis
trict court In the suit of K. A. Brown
against Rev. S. Alexander.
A warrant was issued yesterday from
Justice Bryant'a court for the arrest of
Henry Stevenson on a charge of assaulting
Qus Burke In a Broadway saloon.
A handsome piece of furniture always Is
acceptable as a gift It not only pleases ths
recipient, but stands as a lusting remem
brance. Petersen & Schoenlng Co.
The case against Frank Deeds, charged
with obtaining $2 under alleged false ore
tenses from A. B. Payton, was dismissed
In Justice Bryant's court yesterday.
Your children should have a sled: It
prompts them to-go outdoors: nothing la
better than freeh air, It saves doctor's Mils.
Our line of sl-ds is complete and cheap.
Petersen ft Schoenlng Co.
Eminent Commander H. W. Binder has
issued a call for all Sir Knights of Ivanhoo
commandory to appear in run unirorm mis
afternoon at 2 o'clock to attend the funeral
of Sir Knight John Ll Howe.
Solomon S. Ayers of Cass county haa
filed a voluntary petition In bankruptcy
In the federal court here. His liabilities
amount to $1,322.01, while his assets only
aggregate $150, all of which he claims as
Richard H. Glttlns, aged 46 years, died
yesterday morning at his home In Boomer
township from consumption. His wrlfe, two
daughters and one eon survive him. The
funeral will be held Monday morning at 11
o'clock from the Orange church and Inter
ment will be in Grange cemetery.
We can't .lolly you up and pat you on
the back and make you think you are all
right as well as some of our competitors,
but If you want good, honest shoes, one
pi Ice, and get what you pay for, Burgent
can akin them all.
The Chicago, Rock Island Pacific Rail
way company has completed the purchase
of a number of lots on the north side of
Twelfth avenue, between Ninth and Thir
teenth streets, which it contemplates using
for the extension of Its yards.
Buy now Is our advice to those who wane
the choicest, most desirable gift goods
early buyers get best choice. Don't know
what to give nothing will help you declda
quicker than seeing the thousand and one
things offered here. Petersen ft Schoenlng
Reliable, the same old shoe store, in the
same old place Shoe stores have come and
! shoe stores have gone, but Sargent, the
j shoe man.
shoe man, still continues. i ne reason
goud, honest shoes and one price. Iook for
the bear ir that s tne way you warn io ao
bUKlness. No Job lots at Sargent's.
The will of the late C. E. H. Campbell,
the bridge contractor, was filed yesterday
In the district court. The will Is a Joint
one on the part of Campbell and his wife,
dated February 12, 19m. It makes the sur
vivor the sole benetUiary, and. as It hap-
pens, the widow administratrix without
I The furniture store Isn't half big enough
to show off all its pretty things. These
dainty little dressing tables wouldn t be
here now if it were. All new patterns,
mostly with shaped mlrrorj and standards
and r rench legs Just the sort of ChrlBlmas
present a girl would like for her room.
Petersen ft Schoenlng Co.
Harmony chapter, Order of the Eastern
Star, has elected these officers: Worthy
matron, Mrs. Jennie WUklns; worthy
JKtron, M. Mavnard; assistant matron,
.Irs. Anna Maynard; secretary. Miss Emmi
Potter; treasurer, Mrs. Jannette Ott; con
ductress, Mrs. it. F. Andrews; assistant
conductress. Miss Branch Arkwrtght.
Mlnard Shoemaker, who secured an over
coat and pair of gloves from Smith &
Bradley on- Friday under false pretenses,
udnitled his guilt In police court yesterday
morning and was held to the grand Jury.
In default of ball, placed at ViOO, be was
committed to the county jail. The $15 over
coat was recovered from a second-hand
dealer on Broadway, where Shoemaker had
disputed of It fur $2.50. The gloves were
found on Shoemaker when he was arrested
In Omaha Friday evening. ,
John Reeves and Frank Boyd, arrested
Friday night for the theft of several shirts
from a second-hand clothing store on
Broadway, were each sentenced to twenty
days on bread and water In police court
yesterday morning. Reeves Is a member
of Company E, Twenty-second I'nlted
States infantry, at Fort Crook, and ad
mitted he had been absent from the fort
since Friday of last week without leave.
The authorities at Fort Crook have been
notified and Reeves will probably be turned
over to them.
Sell Oil Lands la Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. . The Crown Oil
company of this city sold 500 of Its S.OO
acres of oil leases In Grant county today
to the National Oil company cf 81. Louis.
On the bou acres are twenty-one productive
wells, which have been running over 260
barrels a day. The ousldorallon was
125.000 In cash.
NOTICES NOT NECESSARY
Colonel Moaby Deolares the Law Contain!
No Sixty Days ProrisiSD.
FENCES REMOVABLE N DEMAND
Notlrr In Merely a Department Rearn
latlon. May He Oral or Written,
with Mo Prescribed Form, and
Not Rinding on a t'onrt.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (Special.)
Colonel John S. Moaby, special agent of
the Interior department has sent the fol
lowing letter to District Attorney Summers
regarding the fencing of public lands by
ALLIANCE, Neb., Dec. 8. Mr. W. 8.
Summers, District Attorney, Omaha: I ob
serve a dispatch from Omaha In the Lin
coln Journal of today saying: "Nothing
will result from Colonel Moshy's attnek
becnjse the colonel has not served legal
notices. The cattlemen who have received
his orders are Ignoring them. The sixty
days given them to take down their fences
have expired, or will expire by the end of
next week." Per contra, you told me that
you understood that the cattlemen who had
received euch notices had compiled with
them. The law requires no such notice.
The notice to remove a fence In sixty dnys
Is a mere department regulation. Hut such
a notice Is not binding on the Judicial de
partment, I. e., a special agent mltcht give
notice to remove a fence In sixty days and
a grand Jury might Indict the party who
has the fence the next day, and he might
be tried and convicted before the sixty
days expired; or the district attorney might
file a bill In equity baaed on the affidavit
of a citizen, get a decree and have the
fence removed before the sixty dnys given
by the special agent has expired.
Reasonable Notice Required.
The instructions of February 6. 1902, di
rect special agents to give such notices
either orally or In writing. No form Is
prescribed. It may be oral or written. All
that It requires Is for the party to have
reasonable notice as to the fence he Is ex-
fected to remove. I send to tho general
and office copies of the notices I have
given and they are considered sufficient.
No such notice Is required by the statute;
they are a mere Indulgence given to cattle
men by the land office, but are not. binding
on the Department of Justice. Neither the
president nor any executive department
can control the Judgments of the courts,
or make any regulations Inconsistent with
a positive law. If he could the president
would have the despotic power of the Rus
sian czar. The executive can only make
regulations to carry the laws Into effect.
There are three methods of procedure for
removing a fence prescribed by the stat
ute: 1. Section 5 authorizes the president, with
out the intervention of a court, to employ
the civil or military force of the country
to do It. In Wyoming Mr. Cleveland sent
a company of cavalry to cut down a fence.
He did not give the party sixty dnys In
which tc remove his fence; he ordered It
to come down Immediately, Just as he or
dered Coxev's army to keep off the grass
on the public grounds.
Not Binding on Courts.
The sixty days now given by the land
office la simply a promise that the presi
dent will not use force if the fence comes
down in sixty days. But the president has
no authority to say that the courts will
wait until the time he has allowed expires.
2. One section of the act makes It the
duty of the district attorney, when an affi
davit has beon filed "showing a description
of the land enclosed with reasonable cer
tainty, not necessarily by metes and
bounds, but only so that the enclosure may
be Identified," etc., to Institute a suit to
remove the fence. The statute is manda
tory. The defendant In. such a case could
not plead that he received no notice pre
vious to the suit to pull down his fence),
or that a special agent had given him no
tice that he must pull it down In sixty
days, and that the sixty days had not ex
pired. Tho law requires no such notice.
3. Section 4 makes the fencing of public
land a misdemeanor and prescribes a fine
of $1,000 arid twelve months' Imprisonment.
A party Indicted could not plead In court
In defense that he had not received notice
from the Interior department to pull down
his fence. The only legal notice to which
he Is entitled Is a summons served by a
marshal to answer a charge In a civil suit,
or an Indictment for a breach of the law.
A man Indicted for stealing a cow might
as well plead that he had not received no
tice to bring back the cow. A suit to re
move a fence and an Indictment for erect
ing it can proceed at the same time.
Neither Is a bar to the other. I Infer from
questions asked me by the grand Jury that
they were under the impression that the
law prescribes some notice to be given by
a special agent before a party can be In
dicted for the unlawful fence. Respect
fully, JOHN 8. MOSBY.
BURGLARS ROB DRUG STORE
Blow Open Safe in Dea Motnes and
Secure Booty to Valne
DES MOINES, la., Dec. 20. Burglars
dynamited the safe of Carl Miller's drug
store in Valley Junction, a suburb of this
city, early this morning, securing. $80 in
cash, three diamonds worth $200 and papers
representing an aggregate value of $3,000.
Residents on the upper floors of the
building In which the safe was cracked were
not awakened, the sound of the explosion
having been muffled by carpets and the use
of putty in a manner indicating the crime
was that of experts. No clue.
DEAF MAN'S SIBTERFl'GB,
Series of Questions and Answers that
Did Not Work.
The late Thomas B. Reed used to tell a
story about a farmer who lived in Fal
mouth, Me. Next the highway in one of
his cultivated fields grew an enormous rock
maple tree. One winter day he decided to
cut down that tree. As he was very deaf
and also desired to hide his misfortune,
be fell to considering what passersby would
say to him, finally making up a set of
questions and answers for the emergency.
The traveler was to begin the conversation,
which was to run like this:
"So you're cutting down the old tree at
"What are you going to do with It?"
"Sell it for cordwood."
"How much do you expect to get for it?"
"Isn't that a pretty good .price? It's
more than I would give for it."
"Well, maybe you won't but somebody
He had gotten well at the Job when along
came a stranger with a atyllsh sleigh and
spirited horse. Pulling up opposite the
chopper, he sent a question across the
ditch and fence which resulted in the fol
lowing Interchange of words:
"Good morning, my friend. Can you tell
me the way to North Yarmouth?"
"Yes." Chop! chop!
"Well, that's good; what is it. please?"
"Sell it for cordwood." Chop! chop!
"I'm afraid he didn't catch my question."
(Louder) : "Will you tell me the way to
"Six dollars." Chop! chop!
"Say, you Impudent cur! If I had a
chance to hitch my horse, I would get out
of this sleigh and thrash you within an
Inch of your life!"
"Well, maybe you won't, but somebody
lte will." Chop! chop!
BIO INt'OMKS tit TI E COMMON.
Professional Men Who Make from
SBO.OOO to aiOO.OOO a Tear.
The lawsuit of a Philadelphia physician,
who seeks to recover a fabulous sum for
medical attention to the late Senator Ma
gee of Pittsburg hat attracted attention In
this city, says the Philadelphia Inquirer,
and causes considerable speculation regard
ing the Income of professional men gener
ally. An inquiry into the s-ibject develops
surprising results and proves that Pbtla
delphlant are in the front rank of money
earners. There ars many profestional men
la the Quaker city whose lucernes aniouat
to more than $100,000 a year, and more
than a score who make a larger amount of
money In twelve months lean is paid to
the president of the United 8tates during
the same period for governing a nation
with a population of more than 78,000.000
of people not to mention the many more
millions In our new possessions.
Corporations, as a matter of course, pay
Immense salaries. It has not always been
possible to obtain the exact figures, but
those given approximate the amount paid.
Alexander Johnson Cassatt, president of
the Pennsylvania railroad, receives $50,000
a year for his services as the chief ex
ecutive of that great corporation. Inci
dentally It la said that he receives smaller
salaries from many of the branch railroads
which are part and parcel of the great
system over which he has charge.
Presidents of the big distinctly Philadel
phia Insurance companies get all the way
from $20,000 to $40,000 a year. The presi
dents of the various trust companies re
ceive not less than $10,000 a year, and in
some few cases a much larger amount than
The prominent lawyers of the city are big
money makers. John O. Johnson, for In
stance, who Is regarded as one of the best
corporation lawyers in the United States,
has not for many years made less than
$100,000 per year from his law practice. He
Is kept so busy that he scarcely has time
to eat a noonday luncheon, and those who
know him best frequently find him trying
to satisfy his appetite with a hurried
luncheon of pie and milk. Samuel Dick
son, Thomas Hart and Oeorge Tucker BIs
pham are lawyers who have an extensive
practice among the corporations. Some of
these men, and others as well, are retained
by corporations, receiving as high as $25,
000 a year and being paid for their serv
ices' besides. Many of the great corpora
tions regard it as a matter of prudence
and economy to secure the services of big
lawyers by paying them handsome retain
ing fees by the year. In this way it is not
possible for the other side of the case to
obtain the services of these lawyers.
Physicians, as well as lawyers and other
professional men, sometimes make enor
mous sums of money from their practice.
In Philadelphia a doctor's fees run all the
way from nothing a year to $150,000 for the
same period of time. The charges of the
best physicians are always guided by the
size of the pocketbooks of their patients.
Some Individual fees are tremendous.
It has been said, but never admitted or
denied, that P. A. B. Wldener once paid
his attending physician $100,000. When
Dr. D. Hayes Agnew, an eminent surgeon,
was summoned to attend President Garfield,
after the chief executive had been laid low
by the bullet of the assassin, he gave no
thought to the question of money, but
summoned all his skill in a supreme effort
to save the life of the stricken ruler. When
the bills came up to be settled his fee
amounted to the modest sum of $15,000.
Among the surgeons and physicians of
Philadelphia who enjoy an especially lu
crative practice may be mentioned Drt. La
Place, DeCosta, Deaver, Van Lennep, Hare
and Tyson. Some of these men, it can be
confidently asserted, receive more in fees
in the course of a year than President
Roosevelt will receive as salary for twelve
months' work In the White House.
A TOICH OF REALISM.
Scotching an Interesting- Episode for
"Dearest," he began, but she held up her
"Walt!" she said, and vanished into the
"Thoughtful girl," he muttered. "She
fears someone is listening."
Presently she returned and resumed her
seat, relates the Brooklyn Eagle.
"You may proceed," she said.
But somehow he had lost his cue. He
had prepared himself for a real warm pro
posal, but this dellberatenesa put a chill on
it. Still, there was nothing for It but to
do his best.
"Dearest," he said again.
"You said that before," she 'commented.
"Can't you do a little better?"
"Darling!" he cried.
"Very commonplace," she remarked.
"A little better. Oo on."
He bad primed himself for a passionate
declaration about eight yards long, but the
circumstances were such that he was un
able to find about seven-and-a-half feot
"I have come here this evening," he said
"Yes," she conceded, "you hare come
here this evening. I have evidence of that."
"I heve come here this evening with my
life, my future "
"I am satisfied you have brought your
life along," she returned. "What are you
going to do with it?"
"Offer it to you," he said desperately.
"Will you be my wife?"
"Annabel!" the called.
"Yes," came a reply from behind the
"You may go now. I think he has run
"Who Is Annabel?" he demanded anx
iously. "My stenographer," she answered. "I
went for her when I left the room."
"Breach of promise evidence!" he cried
angrily. "Oh, doubting one!"
"How foolish of you!" the protested.
"Can't you understand that I am engaged
on an emotional drama and want to get a
little realism Into the love scene? I
thought you would furnish it, but you
"Well, hardly. But never mind; the time
Isn't wasted anyway, for I use Annabel's
notes In my next farce-comedy all right
A Gustatory Gem.
Chicago Tribune: The chef was ignorant
of the presence of the cannibal king, who
eyed him critically, while a sunny smtle
danced gayly over his dimpled features.
Suddenly the chef became aware of his
presence and said, as he most artistically
, salaamed: '
"I would havs your majesty know that
, I have Just created a formula for a soup
that shall win an Instant Immortality.
"And what may it be?" asked the mon
arch, impatiently. "I never was an expert
in the art of guessing and I would know
the name of your new decoction."
And the chef, appreciating the king's In
terest and his own importance, salaamed
again and replied:
What a Question.
Brooklyn Life: "But what will you do
when all the vermiform appendices shall
have been removed?"
The surgeon smiled.
"I was reading only today." ha tatd.
"that the ttomach may be taken out."
"Without killing the patient?"
"How funny you are!" exclaimed the
great surgeon, and laughed outright."
Mob Demands Coal.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 20. A crowd of several
hundred people broke through the door
of the Northwestern Fuel company, Rob
ert street office today, after a remarkable
three hours' rush for coal, savagely beat
tog a clerk who had acted ai doorkeeper
and admitted only ons customer at a tlms.
The company had received a few hundred
tons of coal which were disposed of In
single ton cash orders at $8.75. After
breaking into the office police assistance
had to be called and order was restored
CUSTER COUNTY TO THE FORE
Real Estate Organization to Advertise Cen
AIM IS TO ATTRACT IMMIGRATION
Flanner Agricultural County of Ne
braska, aa Shown by State Fair
Awards Lands Gradually Ad
vancing In rrlce.
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Dec. 20. To the
Editor of The Bee: A real estate organi
sation has been formed in Broken Bow,
having for its purpose the development and
promotion of the real estate Interests of
central Nebraska. It Is in keeping with
the purpose of this organization that Its
headquarters should be In the center of the
state and in a city which, from the point
of population and business enterprise, is
one of the foremost in central Nebraska.
The membership of the organization Is se
lected from among our most substantial
citizens, many of them well known and
prominent over the state.
Realizing that local organizations have
In the past been formed in various parts of
the state for the purpose or advertising a
few real estate dealers, this organization
at the outset takes a broad rlew of its
purpose. In the far-reaching advertising
It will give to central Nebraska, individ
ual real estate men and firms are strenu
ously prohibited from imposing upon the
association by mention of their names aa
land agents. In other words, this associa
tion Is Just what It purports to be an or
ganization having for Its purpose the
widest publicity of the resources of cen
tral Nebraska as an agricultural and stock-
raising country, with a view to attracting
immigration, which has been pouring into
other states, to central Nebraska, which,
at the present time, offers to the home
seeker the greatest inducements of any
portion of the union.
Natural Grasses and Well Watered,
When it is known to the homeseeker that
the finest land that lies out of doors can
be bought in this region at from $10 to $20
per acre it is hardly probable that he will
go to an adjoining state and pay three
times as much for the same character of
soli that, owing to climatic conditions, will
not produce as much as the central Ne
braska farm. When it Is known to the man
desirous of engaging In stock-raising that
he can come to this part of Nebraska and
Invest in grazing land resplendent with
natural grasses and well watered and ac
quire a tract embracing from 1,000 to 10,
000 acres at from $5 to $10 per acre he
will certainly investigate before he buys In
an adjoining state at a price several times
Land here is not as cheap as It was one.
two or three years ago, but the advance
has been gradual. It is changing hands
rapidly, and the fact that our home peo
ple are doing most of the buying to In
crease their holdings, is an endorsement
for this part of the state, which is greater
and more substantial than a pen picture of
Its vast resources eould produce. This,
however, is because there has been no ef
fort to induce immigrants to this immedi
ate section of the state. Eastern people
have been flocking to other parts of the
country, attracted by glowing accounts
when they do not know of the far greater
advantages to be found in central Ne
braska. Plenty of Land Available.
Take,' for example, the county in which
Broken Bow is located a county 48x54
miles in extent with its 2,600 square miles,
its ninety-five miles of railroad and its
dozen railroad towas. There are probably
300,000 acres of desirable, unoccupied land
that can be bought at a very low figure,
and this Is only a sample of what other
counties in this section of the state have.
Its agricultural advantages are best set
forth by what has actually been done by
its own people. For three successive years
Custer county has taken first prize at the
Nebraska state fair for the best exhibit
of agricultural products, these prizes win
ning for it the gold medal award. It has
within its borders 125,000 bead of cattle,
aggregating over $4,000,000 In value, making
it the second county in the state in live
stock Industry. The Middle Loup river,
in the northern part of the county, and
the South Loup, in the southern part, to
gether with numerous smaller streams, fur
nish ample water for its large herds, while
the rough grazing lands lying back from
these streams are particularly adapted for
grazing purposes. There are today 140 va
rieties of wild grasses to be found on its
prairies, 119 of which have actually been
exhibited from thla county at the state
Many of the wealthiest stockmen in this
county started a few years ago with only
a few head of cattle, and their success Is
due to the adaptability of the climate and
the land to stock raising, together with
their own push and energy.
Yield of Wheat and Corn.
Farming is carried on very extensively
in this county. Winter wheat this year
yielded twenty-two to forty bushels per
acre, with some fields reaching as high as
fifty and fifty-five bushels. The acreage of
corn is very large and yield heavy, there
being this year over 200,000 acres planted,
running from thirty to sixty bushels per
acre, the entire county averaging thirty
flvs bushels. It is with the greatest diffi
culty that help can be secured to get it out
of the fields, as high as 4 rents per bushel
for husking being paid. Oats, rye, barley,
flax, and In fact all kinds of small grain
are extensively grown here with the same
success that the $60 and $75 land In Iowa,
Illinois and Missouri produces, yet many
thousands of acres In central Nebraska are
awaiting purchasers at $8 to $10 per acre,
simply because the tide of immigration has
not yet turned this way. Alfalfa In this
section of the state is meeting with re
markable success and is a most valuable
product for the stock raiser. The theory
that it can be grown only on bottom lands
bts long since been exploded. It can now
be found in all localities where mixed
farming is followed, the yield running as
high as eight tons per acre for the four
cuttings secured each teaaon.
While central Nebraska has not yet at
tained much notoriety as a fruit country,
apples, peaches, pears, cherries and small
fruits of all kinds are grown with great
success in thli county and a very large
percentage of the farmers are acquiring
orchards. The exhibit of Custer county
fruit at the recent fair in Broken Bow was
a grand showing snd a great surprise to
many eastern people, who thought that
apples did not grow west of the Missouri
DalrylnST a New Industry.
An industry that Is proving a great suc
cess is that of dairying. Cream teparators
are tcattered over thli entire section and
hundreds of farmers over the county have
individual separators of their own. Five
companies are now competing for this busi
ness here and they distribute $20,000 each
month among the farmers of the county in
payment for butter fat. Many farmers are
drawing from $15 to $50 per month from
this industry and this with no sdditlonal
outlay except that of caring for the cream.
In dairying Cutter county ttandt near the
head of the list of the counties of tho
It is to bring before ths world the vast
rtteurcoa of central Nebraska that this
organization has been formed and to secure
for this psrt of the state a sbsre of home
seekers from other parts of the country
who desire to Invest In homes for them
selves. No other part of this vsst domsln
offers such Inducements to the roan with a
little ready money. A boom In real estate
Is not looked for, nor Is It desired, but
steady settlement of the Idle Isnd Is sure
to come; in fsrt It Is already on, and the
man who locates now will have an ad
vantage over the one who waits a year or
two, for these very low prices cannot last.
Land Is gradually advancing and with the
settlement of the Idle Isnd It is bound to
become valuable. There It no reason why
land in this vicinity should not be worth
as much as that In eastern Nebraska, Iowa
or South Dakota within the next few years.
The man who goes up against $5,000 farms
in adjoining states should Investigate our
$1,600 farms and convince himself that the
toll, the crops and the climate in Custer
county are equal or superior to anything
In the central west. BROKEN BOWITE.
WESTERN SOCIETY PRAISED.
It Is nnapltable, Sincere and Free
"Society tn the Middle West is almost
wholly without snobbishness," says Booth
Tarklngton in Harper's Magazine. "Now
and then there becomes apparent a struggle
to enter tt on the part of someone outside
of it; but, becauss access Is so simple, the
fact that a struggle Is necessary nearly al
ways creates in Itself a perpetual disqual
ification. It is a society exceedingly friendly
to the newcomer; very ready to receive
him on his own merits; It has no feeling
of its own Insecurity to make it snub him
because It does not know who be was be
fore he came. And while the visitor will
be asked many questions about his ac
quaintances in other cities, he will not he
asked if he has met 'the Rockmores of
Qermantown," in order to dltcover if he
'knows the right people.' The questions
are put in a hopeful way, with the hos
pitable wish to find mutual friends of whom
to talk, and to bring the visitor and native
Into closer touch.
"There is a natural drawing together and
interdependence, of course, among the
people who form the nucleus of this so
ciety; whose fathers and grandfathers havs
been frtends, watching the town grow from
a village in the '40s to a city of Importance
In the Twentieth century, and although
there Is a small complacence among the
families that were here 'from the first,'
it amounts mainly to greater familiarity
with each other, as among relatives. Con
ditions are all the happier for the absence
of the pond turtle who Condescends to ths
newcomer because bis relatives have been
a long time In the same pond. Here and
there there may be an Individual who takes
to himself some credit that his family hava
achieved distinction or continued in re
spectability through several generation,
but he does not push the claim, because he
lives among people who would laugh less
at 'the arrogant strut of new wealth' than
at a claim of privilege for 'high birth ;' be
cause (the people would feel) to be tainted
with the former means at least that you
are proud of something you yourself have
accomplished; to possess the latter means
that you are in the ludicrous attitude of
being proud of yourself because of some
thing that somebody else did.
"The members of this society live on
terms of singular intimacy with one an
other, almost as In a village, meeting often,
and rarely passing each other on the street
without pausing for more than a greeting.
When the warm weather begins one has
only to stroll or drive about certain pleas
ant portions of the city during the early
evening to see nearly all his friends, who
will be lounging each on his lawn, or
comfortably taking the air on the broad
porches, and the older inhabitant easily re
members the day when he was acquainted
with every person of respectable appear
ance in town. Such intimacy, of course,
entails an amusingly large quantity of
amazingly small gossip."
BUSH THAT ALMOST CAME.
An Exclamation Shocking to a Truly
Chicago is the real and only genuine
city of light and Paris Is but a feeble Imi
tation, reports the New York Sun. We
speak of Intellectual illumination, of soul
light, not of mere gas and electricity. The
University of Chicago irradiates the world
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days; the Northwestern university Is the
irradiator Wednesdays and Fridays. Re
cently Prof. J. Scott Clark of Northwestern
spoke grave words to the class In English
literature. His holiest sensibilities had
been wounded by some of those fascinating
modern products, the "co-eds." Hear hit
"I want to warn the young women of
this class especially, because I know they
are In the habit of using ths expression
more than the young men. When you say
'Oreat heavens!' you are taking a sacred
name in vain. I hear girls using the word
every day, and would feel almost like
blushing if I were not aware that they did
not mean it for anything bad."
Doubtless these young women will take
pity on the professor. Otherwise he might
be brought to the actual blushing point, a
atate of professorial pudency horrible to
think of. Yet "Oreat heavens" Is a mild
enough phrase and innocent of sacrilegious
Intention. It means no more than "Oreat
Jupiter," "Oreat Zeus," "Orsat Indra." It
misuses no sacred name. It is preferable
to sulphur-suggesting oaths such as "Oreat
sheol," "Thunder and guns," "Tartarus
and turpentine" or the strange half-Indian
colonial affirmation "Hell and Hobbamock!"
The primitive heathen objection to taking
the name of a divinity in vain was that
by uttering the name you put him Into
the power of your enemies. The wlzsrd
and the conjurer can call him then. But
"Great heavens" is only a general phrase.
Even its natural meaning has dropped out
and It is about equal to "Is that so?" "You
don't say so?" "Well. I never." "Really."
or the antique dlaconal "I vaow" or "I
Still, the "co-eds" will be good to the
almost erubescent professor. Private in
formation tells us that they are now using
the formula "Jay Scott!" But "Jay" or
"Oreat Scott" Is much more forcible than
"Great heavens." Originally "Oreat Oott
cr God." says the dictionary of profanity;
and "Jty 8eott," which the "co-eds" hu
morously derive from their pudent pro
fessor, is still more profsns. Away with
strong words on sweet lips. "O, cara
mels!" is a gentle feminine asseveration
which can bs recommended.
It is interesting to know thst In Dr.
Harper's institution "Great Trlggt!" it
the fashionable expletive at present;
whereas that former favorite, "O, Pants!"
is all but obsolete.
WON AT A MILLION TO ONE.
A Strange Happening When Ills
Owaer Was Backing Him for 8.1.
They had been speaking of rather mar
velous things In a betting way, big win
nings and big losses at the various race
courses of the country how they bad won
and lost fortunes and all that sort of thing.
"That reminds me of John King's story
of the bet he made In Ireland," aald a
member of the group, quoted by the New
Orleans Times, "and for the benefit of
thosa who are not acquainted with King I
want to say that hs is no myth. John
King Is a real, live, pulsing man, and his
home is la west Tennessee. He is a native
of Jackson, but Jackson was too alow for
him and he began to roam around the
country. He was never a very poor man
except on the occasion which I have In
mind, and the wheel of fortune turned the
right way for him at a critical moment In
his history. 1 heard him tell the story
one night in Memphis, when a crowd of
fellowt had been telling all sorts of mar
velous stories about winnings and losing
rery much like you boys are doing nowv
Aa I remember the story John King told it
" I wss down in my luck.' he said, 'and
had gone to the cloth on an old "skate."
I was racing around at the different tracks.
I couldn't win anything. Luck was dead
against me. But I kept entering my horse
Just the same. Well, to drop tome of the
uninteresting details which lead up to
the event, I went to Ireland and entered
my old horse for the last time. Of course,
I stood no chance to win against some of
the horses entered. bu( I Just wanted to
see one more run for old times' sake. There
were 157 horses In the race. My skate was
marked up on the boards at l.OOO.ono to 1.
I had three between me and the cloth.
I put It up knowing that I would loee
It, but Just as a matter of sentiment, and to
be game, which is every sportsman's am
bition, I put up my money Just tho same.
Then I went about my business. I paid no
attention to the race.
" 'I had gone down to a little ferry to
cross ths river and was standing there
meditating on the uncertainty of things
earthly when a fellow came rushing up to
me. He said It was tho funniest thing he
had ever seen. I asked him to wake tip
and reminded him that the situation was
anything but funny. "Dr the pipe and
wake up." I said, but he kept laughing.
Finally he managed to tell me the story:
"Funniest thing I ever saw," he said, "1"6
of those horses got wedged In between tho
fence and the railing and couldn't move a
hoof. They were Jammed like sardines In
a box. Behind there was an old skate gal
loping along at a snail's pace. Well, sir
when he got to that crowd of horses, ho
Just Jumped over 'em, kept rtsht on around
the track, galloped In under the wire and
won the money. And think of It he was
selling at 1,000,00 to 1.' I ruined the seat
of my pants kicking myself, but It Just
shows you how a man's luck will run.
There I was with my horse winning at
last and I only had $3 un qn him. Hnrdst
luck I ever had." 'Once more for a night
cap,' said a cadaverous looking chap as he
rolled two kings out of the box, and In a
thort while the veracity club had closed
PEOPLE DRINK LESS NOW.
Rural Free Delivery System Has Ef
fected an Unexpected Reform.
James L. Spink, one of the best known
traveling men of the northwest, has Just
returned from a long trip through the
country districts of Minnesota, says the
Minneapolis Times, and reports the suc
cess of rural free delivery along a line that
can hardly have been anticipated by those
Instrumental In establishing the system.
In one of the towns where Mr. Spink
sold goods he overheard a saloon-koeper
discussing rural delivery and advancing
arguments why the plan should be dono
away with. The main point he made was
that It ruined business.
"Why." said Mr. Saloon-Keeper. "when
men came into town every day for their
mall they were sure to drop into my place
while they waited; everybody drank, every
body treated everybody else and It mnde
trade lively. Now the farmers come into
town but two or three times a week and
more often but once, and the worst of it is
they don't happen to come in together, for
they only come In for groceries or some
other supplies and no two men's supplies
are apt to give out at exactly the same
time. This, you see, does away with the
matter of treating and reduces trade tre
mendously. It's ruining business, I tell
Mr. Spink Is an observing man, and tho
saloon-keeper's point of view Interested
him. He took pains to Inquire of the busi
ness men be traded with as to the correct
ness of the saloon-keeper's Judgment, find
ing to his surprise that it was generally
conceded that rural free delivery haa ma
terially affected the liquor traffic In tho
small towns and gives promise of being a
most effective means of Increasing tem
perance among the farmers.
"Uncle Sam's method of work and Its ef
fect, although they were not primarily In
tended, muBt give the temperance workers
pause when contrasted with those of the
Carrie Nation ilk and the canteen howl
ers," was the observation of the leading
merchant of one of the largest of ths towns
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