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TITE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SfXDAY, NDVEMBER 5, 190T..
TEACnERS FINISH SESSION
On Thonind tod Vis Bagiittr Dufiuf
BREAKS ALL RECORDS OF ASSOCIATION
State Snperlntewdeat Rice Treat of
tbe Great Want Tbroach the Employ-meat
of Cheap aad 1m
The feature of the cloning session of th
meeting of the Southwestern Iowa Teach
era' association was the address of Hon.
John r. Ivlgg. atat superintendent of
public Instruction, who took aa his subject
"Waste In Education." Mr. Rings strongly
decried the custom of employing Immature
and Inexperienced teacher and the pay
ment of amall aalarlea, which prohibited
the engagement of experienced educator
in tha rural school. He aald In part: .
For th last school year Iowa expended
over lio.ono.ooo on Us public schools. While
the amount 1 supeudous, It will be re
membered that Iowa la a state of roloesal
wealth and of vast resource, and few there
are who object to the payment of millions
Annually In the cause of public education.
Indeed, In thousands of districts In the
atate much greater expenditure would be
willingly undertaken could the people know
that the Increase would surely result In
Improved Schools. It Is not the amount that
la spent on the public schools of this com
monwealth thst provokes debate and en
genders opposition; It Is the feeling that
much of this vast aum Is not effectively
applied. And It Is to this phase of the
educational problem that I wish to address
Tha great problem In mechanics U to re
duce the resistance to the minimum In
order that the waste of energy may be the
leaat possible. The reason for division of
labor In shops and factories Is to avoid
waste of energy and to secure the maxi
mum of efficiency.
The success of an Industrial enterprise
Is measured largely by the economy of
Ita administration, and economy of ad
ministration does not mean the expenditure
of tha fewest dollnrs possible to keep the
enterprise on lis feet. The whole problem
la the return to be aecured from the ex
penditure, and not the amount of the ex
penditure. Now. In this great enterprise
of popular education in Iowa we spend
annually tlfl.OOit.OiA The problem Is not
so much how to reduce the aggregate of
1h expenditure as how to secure a greater
return Xrom the expenditure.
Waste la Economy.
Anyone at all conversant with the public
schools will not question for a moment
that there Is enormous waste. And what
may seem paradoxical, much of this waate
results from an effort to economize.
All persons are Influenced bv their en
vironment. Particularly is this true of
children, since they are more susceptible
to all Influences that touch their young
lives. Both the aesthetic and moral life
of the child I starved In a ciieerless en
vironment, while beautiful surroundings
minister silently to the beautiful and noble
In life. Bo the economy t,hat denies the
children the best school environment Is a
false economy and Is a withholding that
A school Is never at Its best while pupils
and teacher are strange. It requires con
siderable time, especially In country schools,
for the new teacher to know the real status
of the pupils as to advancement In sub-
Ject and as to capacity for work. Pur
ng this time the work Is not up to Its
maximum of efficiency, and. In conse
quence, there I waate of energy. Now, If
thla breaking-ln process must he gone
through with three times a year, aa lift ri
pen In hundred of school, it will readily
be aeen that waste from this cause alone
.Is very great. But the greatest waste re
sulting from poor salaries and frequent
change Is In the certainty that gome of the
time poor and Inefficient teachers will be
employed. It can scarcely be otherwise.
For. where poor salaries are paid the
teacher wha succeeds will soon rind employ
ment In the town or city, or In some other
nart of tha county, where Brood waves ore-
vail. A t0 teacher may be held a term or
two at t2fi. but no longer. Ho the experi
menting with new and untried teachers
goe on continually, and It must happen
sometimes that Inefficient and Incompetent
persona are employed, for there are, un
fortunately, many such persons masque
rading as teachers In Iowa today. When
uch a teacher la employed the money
spent to maintain the school Is worse than
wasted. And o the economy thst cuts
down wages to the minimum and Is con
tent with the most meager school equip
ment and that denlea needed Improvements
In school house and grounds, leads In
evitably to grest waste and Irreparable
loss for the children.
The attendance yesterday morning was
unprecedented for the closing session of
tha annual gathering, the total enrollment
tor tha entire meeting reaching tha 1,000
Officer for the ensuing year, the list
being that submitted by the nominating
committee, were elected a follow:
President Superintendent J. H. Bever-
age, Missouri valley.
Vice President Miss Vermont Reynolds,
oecretary miss kiu cnantry, county
Superintendent. Greenfield. Adair countv. v
Chairman Executive Committee Superin
tendent Charles M. Cole. Atlantic.
Railroad Secretary H. S. Ash, county
uperuitvuueiii, ueaiora, layior county.
The resolution adopted yesterday morn
Ing Included complimentary allusions to
Superintendent W. N. Clifford and Principal
Thomas of thla city, chairmen of the execu
tive and local committee respectively;
President II. II. Savage, tha cltlxens who
opened their home to the visiting teachers
and tha school director of the various dis
trict who allowed teacher leave of ab
teno with pay so that they could attend
KKIGHTS OF COLUMBIA ORGANIZE
l-arge Delegation Expected from
lawn aad Nebraska Cities.
Council Bluff council No. 105, Knight of
Columbu. will ba organised In thl city
today with appropriate ceremonies, and
over 2,000 members of the order are ex
pected to be In attendance from Omaha
Lincoln. Columbua. O'Neill and Alliance,
Neb., Sioux City, Carroll, Dunlap. Missouri
Valley, Davenport, Des Moines and Iowa
Headquarter will be at the Grand hotel
where a banquet will be served In the even
Ing at which between soo and S00 are ex
pected to be present. The visiting and
prospective member of the local council
will meet at 10 o'clock at the Grand note
and proceed in a body to St. Francl
Xavler'a church, where high mass will b
aid by the pastor. Rev. Father 8myth.
At 1 p. m. the council will be Installed at
the Maccabee hall In the Brown block. The
banquet will be at o'clock, at which Hon
John M. Calvin of thla city will preside and
ct aa t o st master. The speaker will be
Hon. M. J. Wade of Iowa City, T. J. Ma
honey of Omaha and Thomas J. Griffin o
Tha local council will start out with
charter membership of about seventy.
Rev. Rice Attends Reaaloa.
Rev. O. O. Rice returned Friday from
visit to his old home In Enosburg Palls,
Vt., where a reunion of the remaluln
members of tha family was held on th
farm where Mr. Rice's father established
himself in and which 1 still In po
session of the family. Besides Rev. a. U,
Rice, two sisters and on brother, tha lut
twt owning and living on the family home
atead, were present. The youngest of the
fcur I 21 and the oldest (0 year. A feature
of the reunion waa the celebration of Rev,
Mr. Rice sSth birthday anniversary. Rer.
Rica also virlted at Burlington. Vt., where
In HIS he graduated from the I'ulversity
Of Vermont. He Is the sole survivor of th
rlaaa of twenty-four which wa graduated
K. T. Plumbing Co. Tt. 360. Night, lBS
PURCHASES FOR THE CANAL
rnmmlssloa lias Completed Raying
aad ftood Are Being De.
tli (red an Order.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.-The extensive
purchases by the Isthmian Canal commis
sion have been completed for the present,
although requisitions for material are con
stantly being received. These are for small
lots of miscellaneous supplies. The com
mission has purchased or ordered (U..onn
pounds of bis sting powder and 17,SflO
pounds of dynamite, which Is to be used
In rocks on the line f the canal that must
be removed. Thirty million feet of lumber
has been purchased, about 23.00n.0oo feet
coming from the Pacific coast.
The paving of. theclty of Panama has
required the purchase of 7.000,000 paving
brick, while I.VO.OOO brick are to be used
In the construction of buildings and quar
ters for the workmen. Besides the en
gine used by the Panama railroad, 120
loeomotlvea have been bought for excava
tion work; also 1,300 flat cars and several
hundred dump car. The flat car are used
for excavating and are unloaded by ma
chines, which scrape the earth from a
whole train In abort order. Spreaders are
then used to remove the earth from the
railroad track upon which the car are
operated. To build these excavating line
,000 ton of Btcel rails and 12S.QD0 cross ties
upon which tha rail will be laid have been
The medical supplies of the canal gone
are purchased through tha office of the
surgeon general of the army.; They In
clude, among other things, guinea pigs and
white mice, which are used for experi
mental purposes; also wooden legs of as
sorted sixes. Orders are filled for Bible
and playing cards among others In the
great variety of article purchased for the
MITCHELL TALKS TO MINERS
Labor Leader I'raea Men to Stern Re
slatanee Against Any Attempt
ta Redact) Waves.
LINTON, Ind.. Nov. 4-President John
Mitchell of the I nited Mine Worker of
America, In nn address here today before
H.OOO people, representing Linton and a
dozen nearby towns, urged a stem re
sistance against any effort fur reduction In
"My dream," said Mr. Mitchell, "are
of a condition when our people shall be a
little better. I want you to Improve your
selves other way than materially. I want
you to be better men. I want to see the
time when the miners shall be the best
paid workers In America, but I want you
to be respected. I am not satisfied with
the present conditions. I believe the miners'
work too hard and run too many risks for
the money they receive."
GOVERNORS WORK ON FUNDS
Ak-Sar-Bea Board Spend Several
Honrs Flgarlaa; on Old
The Board of Governors of the Knights
of Ak-Sar-Ben met Saturday and worked
for two hours on the financial accounts of
Samson. The books showed 122.233 had been
paid out since the carnival, with a larg
amount yet to be paid.
. Encouraged by the success of the King's
Highway a name for the carnival street,
the board decided to aak the public to
suggest for 19ttt a theme on which twenty
floats may be constructed for the electrical
parade. Samson will be delighted with any
communication from any person regarding
an Idea for the parade. His address la
Samson, bos 777.
An Invitation wa received from the Com
mercial club asking the Board of Governor
to attend a banquet to be given at the
club j-ooms November M. The Invitation
An offer for the use of the den for four
months as a roller akatlng rink was re
ceived and rejected.
MOTHER WANTS HER ONLY SON
Mrs. Ball-STrener'a Fight for Roy's
Custody Delayed a Week la
One phase of the litigation between Rob
ert A. Ball and hia former wife, Mrs. M.
A. Sweney, was to have come up in the
county court Saturday morning In the
shape of a habeas corpus case. The suit la
entitled Zenetta Ball against Robert A.
Ball and wa brought to recover possession
of Reeves Ball, son of the parties. , The
child has been with the father, while the
mother had the sacond child, a girt. Mrs.
Ball' attorney had the case put over a
week so he could get a deposition from Mrs.
Sweney, who. Ball alleges, I staying In
Iowa to avoid service of a warrant Issued
at hla request for conspiracy to assault.
ARM CUT OFF BY TRAIN
t. H. MeAaaear of Coaaetl Blas
Fall la Front ( the
Aa J. H. McAnneny of ll18 Sixth avenue
Council Bluff waa walking: along the
Northwestern tracka In Council Bluffs Frl
day night he slipped and fell In front of an
approaching train and before he could get
off the track tha train struck him. He wa
badly crushed and lost one arm.
ARTILLERY .FOR NIOBRARA
Concession Sought bjr Senator Millard
front M'ar Department at
Senator Millard has made a strong appeal
to the War department In favor of making
Fort Niobrara a regular station for field
artillery. He I advised by the military
secretary of the general staff that the mat
ter will soon receive the consideration of
the War department.
MOT1IKR DKAD, CHILDREN HI HT
Kiploalon of Acetylene (ins Plant
Wrecks Home at Armour.
Armour, a. d., Nov. . (Special Teie-
gram.) Mrs. James Carland was killed by
the explosion of an acetylene ga plant this
morning. Her two children were also se
verely burned and a man working on th
gaa plant wa so Injured that it la feared
he will not recover. The house waa
wrecked and burned to the ground.
Graders at Wark at Basin.
BASIN, Wjo.. Nov. 4. (Special. ) Orad
Ing was commenced here today on th
Frannle-Wortand branch of the Burling
ton, work on which started at the Frannt
end two weeks ago. The grader will work
each way out of here and hurry tne con
struction with all possible speed. Th
Mormon ettler have ecured most of th
sub-cont rai ta.
Basin is booming. The prices of town
lots have doubled in the paat month and
lots that sold a few months ago for
are now held at from t3 to tVK). The
Btate Loan and Trust company today let
contracts for a big business block, to I
built entirely of stone. Other large build
lugs are being planned and by the tint
tha railroad is completed to this place
Basin will fcava doubled in ens.
We are sole
Hiiae Burner on
the market today
bears the high
the Garlands hare.
Test after teat has
proven the Garland
be the best con
structed and moat eco
nomical Base Burner
ever built. They are
built to last, being
constructed of the very
boat materials and by
only the most expert
stove men In the world.
"Garland" Stoves and
Ranees are durable and
handsome in appearance
They are highly nickeled
and euch "Garland" will
last a lifetime.
"Garland" Stoves and Ranges will not "burn
out." but will neat and conk perfectly and save
fuel, save repairs, save worry, save money. This
week we will place on a tie Garland Hard Coal .
Heaters not like cut) at the low price of
Dr. l.lndciulKt left last Monday for a trip
Mrs. K. K. Hoffman lias gone to Lincoln
to visit relatives.
A daughter whs horn to Mr. apd Mrs.
MesmeVer last week.
Mrs. H. 1,. Chillis has returned from a
vlHlt with relatives in Canada.
Miss Christlanson entertained a number
of her young friends last Tuesday.
Rev. Mr. Carroll of Homer. Neb., nas
been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Grove.
Th. xi lanes Rtlser entertained Saturday
evening In honor of Mins 1 A. Smith.
Rnsket tui 1 1 was commenced at tno meet-
ng of the ladlca' Gym last Saturday even-
Miss little Hmith came UD from Flatts-
mouth on Saturday for a short visit In Ben
Uovlvxl services will be continued during
the coining week at the Methodist Kpiscopal
The regular meeting of the town board
was held at the town null last saiuiuay
The retrulnr meetina of the fire depart
ment will be held MondHy evening at the
Christian church services will be held at
the town hall at J.3U this evening Dy kcv.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brogan left for Em
poria, Kan. Mrs. Brogan goes from mere
Miss Sadie Keller hB accepted a poKitlnn
li h the Western t'nlon Telegraph com
pany at Omaha.
Mrs. I. K. Frederick anil mtie son nave
returned from a lung visit in Denver ana
other western points.
Tho l.nril.s' Alii society met at the cnurcn
ast week. In two wteks it will meet at
the home of Mrs. Llily.
Lutheran services will be held to.tay at
Qravert a hall at 7:45 o'clock in the evening.
Sunday school at S o clock.
The Omve-Wharton Lumber company
lost a coal shed tilled with coal Bltuated on
Urant street last week by lire.
Mr. and Mr. Riggs have moved to
Omaha. After Thanksgiving Mrs. Kiggs
will go to California to spenu me winier.
Mrs. Henry Kuhl, Mrs. Oarl Rahmore anu
Mrs. Real of Omaha were entertained at
dinner last Thursday by Mrs. B. Graven.
tr otto Sinerch of Dodne. Neb., a former
resident of Benson, was married lait week
In Omaha to Misa Anna Lngacre of Dodge.
Tha women of the Methodist church win
give a lunch at the nre nouse an oay
'1 Uesdav, consisting ui wniii--., uwub,
Mi.iHi i;,..ircln Morton and I.lua Wash
burn and Messrs. Dave Washburn tnd Lrfte
Johnson were entertained Thursday even
ing at the Dellone by Misa Minnie Chap
man. Services will be held today at the Metho
dist church at 11 a. in. and 7.30 p. m.
During the past week Revs. Mr. Stlme
bsugh, Brelxt and Mi'Cregnr of Omaha as
sisted tho pastor at the revivals, which
will continue through the coming week.
The regular meeting of the school board
was held last Monday evening. lounty
Superintendent Bodwell was present. Mr.
Gallagher was appointed truant officer.
Various reports were given during tne ses
sion. The treasurer reported the sum of
i'M.r. tg on hand on October 'int. Several bills
were allowed, amounting to about -VrU.
Dr. A. B. Adams has moved Into his
new house at the corner of. Main and Har
Ketrle & Foster have lieen at work this
week putting In the ixrmanent sidewalk
on Main street opposite the park.
The Odd Fellows lodge gave a musical
entertainment Saturday night for the ben
efit of St. James' orphanage at Benson.
W. R. Wall has resumed his place at
the railway station after an absence of
twenty days at Long Bine, Neb., and other
The two daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Anderson gave a party at llielr
home to a number of their young friends
Mrs. Hanks, who has been at Blair for
the past month visiting relatives, has re
turned to llorence ami will visit her
daughter, Mis. H. L. lde.
The river has Iwen lined up this week
with hunters. It being tln first real cold
snap. Several good bags have been made,
especially last Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Buttle gave a party
at Wall s hall Saturday night, which was
un old-time Scoteh leave taking of un old
friend. Charles McDermid, wlio goes to
New York to mako his home.
Mr. and Mrs Hugh Suttle. Mr. and Mr.
J. S. Paul. Mr. and Mra. Tauter, Mr and
Mrs. E. H. Walker and Mrs. William
Pulte were a party at the Auditorium
Tut-sday night M near the Kilties.
The Christum Endeavor society held a
Hallowe'en party at the Brown hotel. The
members were entert lined by Rev. Mr.
Slack, pastor of the Presbyterian church,
assisted by Mrs. J. P. Brown, the hostess,
and Miss Prudence Tracy, president of
the society lieie.
The Florence Improvement club held its
regular meeting Wednesday night. The
regular routine of business was gone
through with. The cuiuinittee on tele
phones reported that the Nebraska Tele
phone company had made arrangements
and taken measurement of lite offices
over the brick bank building preparatory
to putting in an exchange.
Miss Mrtta Fmilk. daughter of Mrs. C.
V. Knuik. and Roy C. Hrown. seeond sou
of Mr. and Mrs. J P. Brown, were mar
ried at the home of the bride's mother
on Bluff street Tuesday evening. Rev. Mr.
'Lainpe of the Omaha ThvoloUctU' xua-
IF THE MERCHAtll
The bare fact that we give credit cheerful credit to anyone who wants
Household Goods would be no argument at all if the merchandise were shoddy or
trashy. So we wish to make it clear to those who never traded with us that the credit
we offer is on good, substantial, well made, high grade, reliable merchandise.
There are no IFS, no ANDS, no BUTS to our credit. There are no
IFS, no ANDS, no
The acme of
tion, full asbestos lined, heavil.v
nickel trimmed, perfect air clrcnla
tion in oven every part absolutely
guaranteed. Monday we place on
sale 4-hole Star
; J. '!?
Terms $4 Cash, $1 Per Week
Rival Oak Heaters
A very low priced Soft Coal Heater
nicely nickel trimmed patent screw
draft register all castings are
ground smooth and lit snug during
this sale we offer them C Qfi
ieH I at
i y y
Inary officiated. The relatives and a very
few Intimate friends were present. The
bride and groom were -raised In Florence
and are well and favorably known.
Miss Eliza Iirain, a sister of Mrs. F.
B. Tucker, who has been at an Omaha
hospital, died Sunday. Miss Lorain had
been here on a visit from Boise City, Ida.,
where she owns property, and had pur
chased u ticket for her home last week
and waa all ready to go when she was
takin ill at Omaha. The funeral was held
from the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. 8.
Tucker. Interment was at Forest Lawn
Mrs. A. Hospe gave a kenslngton Thurs
day afternoon for Miss Scott.
George H. Miller entertained his father
from Davenport, la., last wees.
The Dundee Woman's club met on
Wednesday with Mrs. P. J. Barr.
Mr. James W. Hamilton was In Mil
waukee on business during tha week.
The Round Doien Social club will meet
on Wednesday with Mrs. T. L. Combs.
Mrs. Thomas C. Wenn Is tho guest for
a few days of her sister, Mrs. J. J. La-rape.
Hallowe'en wa celebrated at the home
of J. W. Marshall by some of the younger
Mrs. R. S. Elson gave a Hallowe'en party
for a number of the young men and women
of the village.
Miss Palmer entertained a company
Saturday evening for her guest, Miss Speed
of Vtcksburs, Miss.
On Tuesday Mrs. George H. Miller gave
an afternoon conee for her guest. Miss
Scott of Central City.
Miss Scott of Central City, who has been
the guest of Mrs. George Miller, will not
Visit Miss Theresa Jensen.
Mrs. Edward L. Barr and children of
Chadron were the guests, during the week,
of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Barr.
Mrs. Anna Hathaway of Lincoln la the
guest of her daughter. Mrs. Charles
Talmage of 5u02 Cass street.
Mr. and Mrs Trimble moved during the
week into the attractive Borne they re
cently bought of Mr. J. H. McCulloch.
At the home of Mrs. T. L. Combs the
meinliers of the Marchlonette club acted
as hostess for 4helr husbands at a delight
ful Hallowe'en party.
The Young People's Christian Endeavor
society of tne Dundee Presbyterian church
held a 10-cent Hallowe'en social at the
homo of Mrs. P. J. Barr.
Mra. Richardson of Chicago and her
mother, formerly of Omaha, have relumed
nere to live and are stopping temporarily
with Mr. and Mra. J. W. La t ten.
The ladle of the Kountse Memorial
church gave an old-fashioned social on
Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John H Harte of 6oltj California
Mr. Hathaway and family moved during
the week from Chicago and Forty-ninth
streets to tne house recently occupied by
the family of Mr. J. H. Daniels on Cali
On Saturday evening at the Dundee Pres
byterian church a combined musical and
literary program will be given umlwr the
auspices of the Ladies' Aid society, the
following artists to participate: Miss
NiKiini, dramatic recitation, and Mr. Don
ovan; vocalist, with Mis. Grace Hancock
Hallowe'en was duly observed here by
Rev. R. M. Henderson Is adding a new
porch to hla home.
Mrs. Frank Potter and family have been
entertaining relatives from Alnsworth.
Mrs. Pitman has left for an extended
visit with relatives and friends at Hubbell,
Mrs. S. Holmes has had as her guest
her sister. Mrs. R. B. Septers, and husband,
from South Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Morton, formerly Miss
Jessie Faverty. of long Fine, report the
birth of an tight-pound boy.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Senters arrived from
their ranch at Pine Ridge, B. I)., Monday
and are the guests of their sister, Mrs. M.
Mrs. M. Faverty anil daughter Martha
returned Monday from a fortnight's visit
to Mrs. Faverty a other duughter, Mrs. J.
Morton, at Long Pine.
Mrs. 1. Kellev of Wianer. Neb., who has
been In attendance at the bedside of her
daughter, Mrs. Pearl Kroeger, has returned
home. Mrs. Kroeger is slowly Improving.
Allen Faverty has resumed his old posi
tion at the round house in South Omaha
unci his brother Albert lias entered the
eigutn graue at tne euis scuooi, since ineir
return from Cody.
J. E. Aughe and wife returned overland
Saturday liuin tiielr fortnight s visit at
Wlsner with the latter brother, Arthur
Zlebell, at the home farm. They report
an immense corn crop and that corn husk
ers are In great demand.
YOUNG LAD CRUSHEdIy CARS
Heruiaa Cordon, son of Keeper of the
Cambridge Hotel, Killed la
Herman Gordon, 11-year-old on of A.
Gordon, proprietor of the Cambridge hotel.
Thirteenth street and Capitol avenue, met
Instant death )etlrday afternoon by being
cught between a string of freight car
at the foot of Davenport street. It I
reported by companion of the boy that
while he was trying to pas between the
sections cf the train the cars were pushed
together, catching the boy in the middle
of the bud.- Dr. Arnold and Wets ar
USE IS SHODDY
BUTS to our merchandise. Both will
of keenest criticism and not be found lacking,
We Mark All Goods In Plain Figures
THINK IT OVER
Steel Range perfec
Estate Steel Ranges
ft ...i.At,- ft
-ovxsxw sat ,,- vs-
1612 & fABNAM STREETS. OMAHA.
(The Teoplea Furniture & Carpet Co.)
summoned. Coroner Bralley will hold an
Young Gordon was out playing with
three companions with an air rltle at the
time of the accident. When the boy was
caught between the curs his companions
became scared and ran away, one going
to the Cambridge hotel and notifying Mr.
Gordon, who carried the body of his on
home. The boy waa caught between the
bumpers of the cars and horribly mangled.
Herman Gordon sang for two years In
tho choir at St. Barnabas church and was
the youngest of four brothers. Mr. Gordon
also has four daughters.
ACTIVITY IN FARM LANDS
Free Corn Lands Gone and
Central Nebraska Is at present enjoying a
period of unusual activity In farm lands.
Not only are the number of sales reported
monthly far In excess of the corresponding
months of previous years, but prices are
advancing at a rate that Is almost startling.
The casual observer may be Inclined to at
tribute this activity to the bounteous crops
and good prices prevailing and the general
prosperity of the last six or seven years, or
to cheap money and the speculative ten
dency always prevalent during time of
These conditions. It is true, may have
had their Influence in creating a demand
for farm lands In this section, but the renl
underlying cause therefor Is that the public
I awakening to the fact that cheap farm
lands within the corn belt as gauged by our
present standard will soon be a thing of th
past. People are beginning to realise that
the great Central farming section of the
middle west, which produces practically th
corn supply of the world, ha almost
reached Its limit; that the government ha
not another acre of land within the corn
belt to offer to it homesteaders; that the
railroads of the country have disposed of
all their holdings within the corn-producing
limits; that free corn lands are absolutely
a thing of the paat and that cheap corn
land soon will be.
When the prospective land owner tops to
consider that our population Is Increasing
at the rate of 1,500.000 per annum, that the
uses for and the product which can be de
rived from corn are Increasing annually,
that lands In Central Illinois are selling
today at from 1126 to $150 per acre, while
Iowa lands find equally ready aale at from
1100 to $1 26 per acre, and that these prices
are based upon their ability to raise corn,
he realises that central Nebraska lands
which will produce acre for acre as much
corn as the lands above referred to, and of
better average grade, cannot long remain
at present prices. He realises that If he
would own a farm within the great corn
belt of the middle west he must purchase
same quickly or pay a greatly enhanced
When you stop to analyze tne situation
there Is nothing remarkable In the present
activity; It Is simply the result of a logical
conclusion to which the public la generally
awakening regarding general conditions,
combined with the fact that good agricul
tural lands strictly within the corn belt and
at the same time In a section which pro
duces, the finest of winter wheat and where
alfalfa can be grown to perfection, such aa
can be found In central Nebraska, cannot
long remain at their present price of from
$1S to $.u per acre. This Is the real cause
for th present activity. That there 1
nothing of a speculative nature In It Is ev
idenced by the fact that the purchaser In
nearly every Instance are farmer from our
adjoining states on the east or from the
eastern counties of this state, who are buy
ing these lands for home.
This Is the real cause the desire of our
people to own their own home and the re
alization that they have not long in which
to secure them t preent price.
BEMIS ASKS JF0R NEW TRIAL
Former Mayor ot. Content vtlth
Verdict Awarding lllav tlx
Attorney W. J. Connell ha filed a motion
for a new trial in the case of furmer Mayor
Bemis against the city. He also asks to
have vacated the special findings of the
jury. Including the finding that th storm
of April IS. lSn2. wa extraordinary In It
Character. Mr. Copnell aets up that the
court did not define. In the Instructions or
in any other way, what la an ordinary and
what an extraordinary storm and that the
question on which the special findings are
based were improperly submitted to the
In support vt the motion (or a new trial
DKE5SERS Made with the quartered ( alt mt
laej-e Prenoh wvel plate miriMr, 1
roll on mirr.T frutnes and stand
ardsthe special price on these
Drossera is only
Terms en These Dressers, $1.30
ROCKERS Golden finish, cobbler
wood seats, fancy spinllei. hlijU
ttafiL'a ivni'lTi la Wi t a I
SIDEBOARDS' Golden finiah, 19x40 Franoh bM
m!rror, base extra large, heavy carv- .4 mmm
inj;, worth twenty-five dollars 1 m
Brussels Carpets New designs and patterns
$1.00 value special
Art Itcvendble Rues 9x12 size, new patterns
regular $7. GO values special
Knipire Brussels Hugs 9x12 Rlze, large as
sortment in floral and set effects special. .
Nottingham l.aoe Curtains 60 inches wide, 3'
yards long, excelent quality, worth $:! special.
Cotton IMnnkets Assorted colors
Comforts Large size, extra heavy weight, $3.00
values special ,
rounsel sets up that the verdict Is Inade
quate, that there were irregularities on the
part of the court and the defendants and
its agents, misconduct on the part of the
Jury and various other little lapse of
which the luw may take cognisance.
FAIR PAYS HALF THE DEBT
Orphan' Show nt Anditorlnm ets
Between Fonrteen and Fifteen
"Between 114.000 and S13.M0 waa cleared
for the St. James orphanage by the or
phans' fair," said Father McNnmara Sat
urday. "This Is only an estimate and we
will not he able to make an exact state
ment until lute next week. Many of the
bills had to be sent away for an O. K.
and some of the bills around town have not
The debt on the orphange Is $28,000.
Father McNamara stated that some other
plan might be adopted soon to secure an ad
ditlonal l.000 or 114.000 to wipe out the
ONCE MORE CASE GOES CVER
Burlington and t'nlon Pacific Hare
Trouble In Aareeln; on Sev
Th hearine on the annllcatlon for an
injunction by the Cnlon I-ucinc against the VlT-e".,,; if' Samm ."eI
Burlington and the counter application for ' tary and treasurer. H. Ryan: sergeant-Stan
Injunction by the Burlington against arms. H. Delamater; reporter. R. Sweely.
the 1'nion Pacific relative to the hiilldln A 8hort debate was held on Frldny after
tne i nion rannc, relative to tne Duuuing noon ,m ,ne ,)Uewton: -Rprntived. That the
of the North Platte line from Hershey, In ; Omaha Street Railway Company Give a.
Lincoln county, to Bridgeport and North-
port, In Scott's Bluff county, which wa
to have taken place before Judge Munger
In the federal court Saturday morning, has
been continued by agreement of counsel
for both litigants to Wednesday morning,.
OMAHA HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The Pleiades society on Friday afternoon
last rendered a most enjoyable program.
Viola Pederson was the first to ajipear.
She read a very able essay or (he gres'
composer, Beethoven. A recitation, en
titled. "A Calico Cat and a Gingham Dog,"
wa next presented by Lucille 11 ill In an
amusing manner. Grace Bennet followed
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Zu ,A1,i!r.,rrf"Vi,,f il Ve "n,
?" ?." K.7)1,vrd' TUtL the.. Stu.lly,. !f
""li i" ('.eariiiiBi 1 1.1 M. II JA1 Ui.tLiU'l. J II U UI-
lure" wo held with much profit to
by Helen Yates un the affirmative and
Mona Dillon on the negative. "The Call
of the Wild" was then well reviewed by
Lucy Hart. Iva Sherdeman at thla point
Interspersed a recitation to the delight of
her attentive audience. The audience waa
then brought back from a life of fantasy
to me of Intense reality by Margaret An-
aerson in tier current topic, in conclu
hi"1! IK P,'am .Wa" Vf" ,ftbly. '""cl8',J , given, entitled, "t nder the Old Kim."
by Lynne Maliiitiulst and Ellen Dean. j Examinations occur on Thursday. Novem
The LinlngHi- Travel club, with lis usual bftr B ,m Fri(ay, November 10, of the
efficiency In their delightful program, ren- coming week.
dered a very Interesting entertainment on
Friday afternoon In the presence of Ita
members. The meeting was opened by uu
exquisite piano solo, entitled, "Sailor's
Dream," by Ooldie Suirkey. Kathleen
Cartnlchael recited very ably "Independ
ence Bell." Hedwlg Sorenson captured the
interest of her audience by a quaint story,
"In the Air," of which she Is the author.
A mandolin solo wns then played by Be
slo 1h vis. "When the Pumpkin Is
Frosted" was amusingly recited by Valen
tine Mix. Mabel Shepherd read entertain
ingly "Innocence Abroad " "Sweet Memo
ries'" was another beautiful instrumental
solo played on the violin by Alma Beckett
The Hawthorne society program cen
tered about the Greek drama. Anna Grun
beck read an Interesting paper
t.reeK i neater. 1 lie tlreeg
ern drama were then clearly compared
by Minnie Robinson. The beautiful stories
of Oedipus and Projiu I heul were enter-!
talningly recounted by Gertrude Schermer
horn. Jessie Knee moved her audienoe
very much by her effective story of
Antigone. In closing a portion of the
great Greek tragedy, "Antigone," waa pre
sented by Elsie Johnson as Antigone,
Gladys Graham as Areon. Helen David
son aa Guars, May Dean aa Ismene.
1 lie Elaine society presented a good pro.
gram on Friday afternoon, entitled, "The
Elaine Spooks. ' Many of Ita members
shared lmiortant parts on the program.
The Lincoln society, after a dark and
ominous period of gloom and despondency,
ha finally emerged Into a daixllng light
of Intense activity. The society waa par
tially reorganized Frlduy afternoon with
the following utllcers: President, Herbert
Potter; secretary, Harold Keller; treasurer,
Carroll Belden; serf eanl-al-arma. Herbert
French. A program commutes was also
appointed In the persons of George Per
civs I. Harold Bowman and John Rlppr a
member. Glenn Wailemedt. Harold Bow
man, Loul Sweet, John Rippy, Oeorge
Flack. Frank Iitenser and Alfred Wesier
velt were appointed a hustling committee.
From the present Indications the society
has an altogether very hopeful outlook.
The new girls' society organised very re
cently ha much energy. Just as may be
seen from the good program rendered by
theiii on Friday afternoon. H. Ostrom
laid a glowing tribute to the great and
noble woman. Francis K. Wlllard. "in
the Village by the Sea " waa a poem very
well recited by G. Sternberger. "The
Blacksmith Story" was well given by Ber
tha Neef. An amusing storiette, entitled.
"The Biggest Piece of Pie." was charm
ingly reel I ml by Kdna Wllke. In closing.
"Please, Mamma, Please.'' by Clara Neson,
and " Cau Pa Ain't Here No More," hy
K. Jelen were very amusingly recited Tho
uffli r Of th society as tleoted. - JTrldy
Cash, SO: Per Week.
or , A
aricrnoon are: President. F. Wlllard: vie
president, E. Parker; secretary and treas
urer. L. Carlson; sergennt-at-arms. N.
Mitchell: editor, E. Wllke. The name
chosen by this new society is "The Fran
ces K Wlllard" society.
The Blceronlous. a new society com
posed of boys, organised during the pait
week, elected the following nrllcrr on Fri
day afternoon, besides adopting the con
stitution: President. Sam Reynolds; vlee
prerldent, John Reylcy; secretary, E.
Felker; treasurer. Mr. Morris. The so
clnty ap(ears to give much promise of
success by the energy and Interest evinced
by its members.
Perhaps the best program rendered at
the school on Friday afternoon was that
of the Margaret Fuller society. It was
altogether a genuine Hallowe'en program.
The society met In the physics room,
which had the convenience of being en
tirely darkened. Pumpkins, representing
hideous snd awe-lnspirlug figures, wet
plsced about the room. Gertrude Elbert
was the first one to appear on the pro
gram. She plnyed very credltablv an ex
cellent banjo solo. "Little Orphan Annie"
wa tho subject of sn Interesting snd
touching account by Dorothy I.evy. Rutn
Yoder gnve a very amusing account of
"The Autobiography of a Pumnkln." ' A
song wns next given hy Marguerite Riggs,
which reflected very creditably the power
nf 'he young lady as a singer. Frances
hompson then told of "The Mnglc Pump-
kin" In an entertaining manner. In clos
ing. "Hallowe'en Observances" were spoken
by Bessie Gould. One of the quaint fea
tures of the program was that the num
bers were written In Inverse order, thus
necessitating the aid of a mirror to de
cipher the meaning.
The Webster society also is again on a
running nasls after a period of nenresslon.
n elllrletit corps of officers Is at ita head.
Rate of Two and a Half Cents.'.' bv Rvan
on the affirmative and Woolvertnn on the
negative. Jo Burton then gave a few
good puns, to the delight of those present.
Current topic was the theme to which
Ralph Sweely confined himself. At the
conclusion of the program the society de
voted some time to parliamentary law
The jjitln society has selected the fol
lowing program committee: Jessie Knee,
chairman; Florence Fehr. Mabel Ander
son. Elsie Johnson, David Oberg and
Although there were alight deviations,
yet the central theme of the Prlscllla
Alden society program was New Engluud.
An essay on "Massachusetts" waa the first
number on the program, by Ramona Tay
lor. Helen Potter then told an original
story, entitled. "A New England Festi
i vnilMJllUKe , ua hit; UUJVCI til HM
'"T bv Minnie Pratt. Mary McCague on
the affirmative and Sadie Klrschbraun on
val." "Cambridge" wa the subject of an
the negative, with Ruth Best and Dorothy
Phillips as colleagues, respectively, de
bated very ably the question: "Resolved,
That It is More Beneficial to Attend Pub
lic Schools than Private tines'' An
original poem, entitled, "October's Party,"
was next presented by Iulse Northrup.
Irene Mcknight then gave a "Puritan
Chronicle." Songs, entitled. "Gently Rest"
'and "May Morning," were then aung by
a sextet, in closing, a recitation was
JOB KAI.OK 19 IX Hit; DEMAND
rst Baseman Wanted by
Joe Nealnn, San Francisco' first base
man, Is In dem.'ind Several big leugu
clubs want him. Chicago Nationals Is on
of them. Pittsburg and Cincinnati also arw
after him. as is the Boston Americans.
Manager Clarke nf the Pliates is now in
San Francisco trying to get him. Nealon
Is quoted as aaylng if he comes east, he
will go with the Chicago Nationals, and his
father is said to have promised if his son
play with any big league it will be the
Cub. Fiank Chance is on I lie coast and
: Murpny says IC I hlcago decides It must
have N'eulon, Chance can go to San Fran
cisco after him. Nealon would not be
played on first If Chicago got him. but.
probably used as a utility fielder. Murphy
says. Chance I a fixture at first. In refer
ence to the Ixieb deal, Murphy has this to
"At the request of Preldent Pulllam I
sent today a waiver on Lobert, whose case
Is In something of a tangle, and the Chi
cago club 1 doing all It can to straighten
It out. If any of our clubs refuse to waive
claim to him. the Des Moines club Is sure
nf getting 11.000 for htm. but I would like to
arrange It so the club would get more nrt
n that Mr. Comlskey could have him If he
Harper and Hahn. two of the trading
star of 1904. failed to make good In
Frank Helee is in Colorado Springs at
present. He is doing well, but will move
soon to Deming. N. M.
I-ew McAllister I signed again a Michi
gan' base ball coach and hope to glv
Ann Arbor another w'.-inlng tram.
The Omaha High school-Council Bluffs
High school foot ball game was called off
by mutual consent because of th wet con
dition of the grounds .
Roger Bresnanan. who is often reported
aa being considered In a trade for Cy Sey
mour of the Reds is quoted us saying that
when he quits the (iiauts It will be goodU
to bale ball for him.
Shooter (till Hie alter the festive due,
but are anxiously waiting for November M
to roll around, that they may enjoy th
fifteen days which the law sets aside us
the time to shoot uuall
Jlmmle Hart retell ed a tempting off-r
th day after he resigned as president of
the Chicago National to become president
of a big weatrrn land company. Jt came
from Chicago rapluUUl u4 Ua Wva U
under advuitmenu ' '