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LEASE ARID LANDS':
sny pteiimt (or frinit desire Hint said
, .-, it r it i Niirt come within this proposed ut t. that
1. Cornell or Val'iDtine Advocates rlan - "('on n t-etiiion signed by one-fifth of the
p. r t i i r . tr? of siild precinct the county com-
Beor8 taDKer Meetins;. Innwinnni l, rcuulred to submit the ques-
lion or leasing, hi ny resular election, a.
! majority nte t t n k nn-iwiiry to entry.
VLU LAI TlLMAN FAVORLl) IFSSFF
! Scheme Vtonld Sole Krnclni
niul.lea and w.e tVKIr In ml
Sonrcc of llrvfune to stnte
i..,,,!,,- ... ,.,, , ,
Muslim ,,f glazing la,,. by the guV-
inrnt vas. advocated by ( II. Cornell.
.udent of the first National bank xt Vnl-
tine In an add,,, before th- Nebraska
tikers' association n Omaha last week,
me aanrcss lie called attention to thr,
that probably 1 pjr tent of the lands
idered arid now inn lu. Vin.nui.t nifr
tifltivatlon under present plans ot the te
'jlamatlon bureau. Homo of tho. rest, he
lay, can be coUiveui-.l under t,bu s-iall(d
L'ampbell eyatem. Ijut still a very laiReturt
9t tha wentern territory mint rcnuUn w hli li
will b soorl or grnr.lim purMi-s unly. He
point out 1hat tinder the present H.vptrm
o revenue Is derived from tin I.i.mIk mid
liejr are left open aubje t to cenrllet!" anioltn
ittla and rdieep men and iettlt-iM. t'ou-
tfnuin-, he fyn:
'tew I.eaUlatlon ealed.
"ify poaltion Is that mnirri J alinuid hul'I
wa venting In aoine branch of the eovmii-
fnent. preferably the Interior lii-partnient.
,'he riuht of absolute I'onlrol over the suine
Uha arid Inndm to the extent of l"-riviim
anyona of tho Use or any part of tile guv
rnment domain If found nccewxiirv, but
Inea It ia better for the land Itoeif tlmt
aomeone ahould occupy and contlol it, riu.I
department should be auihortfied to veil,
leaaa or otherwise dlsvose of the same,
ttlncw conditions differ so materially In the
aeveri.1 states, I shall not attempt to deal
with the manner of disposition of the lands
ia a whole, but routine myself to the sand
bills counties of Nebraska, and for Illustra
tion, take Cherry county.
Cherry county Is sixiy-threc hy nlnetv.
six miles, comprising 3,(4,Om) aCres. divided
Heetlons HI and 36; state school lands. L'H.So
School Indemnity i7,S:'l
Total si hoid lands.
Kurt Niobrara military reservation.. 60..-SI1
I'orest reserve -. 177. xx
I'utented to Individuals and taxable. T:2.V.il
li Jer hnniesieil filings l,bl7,Kt)
Vacant or unappropriated 1.SU.3JJ
Tola I , .1 . . . .- 3.6Hi.im
B-e report of commissioner general land
V X' tlscal year ending June 30, !!.
H wiust not be Inferred from the shore
Ui.it Cheny county comprises all poor land, i
inre the deeded (taxable) land covers an
Ji,H h little larger than the combined area
i Pierce and Madison countios, and some of i
JrTroducts as tho most favored spots of N-j
liraska. However, surveys w "i e made III I
the litter seventies, since which time In-
vltatlons have been out to the homesteader
to avail himself of inn kcii-s free. That
offer, not appearing sufficiently attractive.
congrcss on. April . vjtiu or nearlr thlrtv
years after tlie. junds were surveyed for
fett lenient, under Ihe "Klnkald act,'' multi-
idlod the area by four, gran ring an actual
homestead setHer fUll nrrtir Thnt nli-Li,.ii.l I
attention to the remaining vatuiit lands as
nothing else bad. and brought about exam- i
I nation by persons desirous of estsblisninir
1 ctunt bona lld -homes and In some cases
V resumption of filings, some of them In
Cbbd faith, hut many not. However, the
1 erords show that at present there are
Approximately 1.167.WS acres held under
iiioneninua miry. it wouiu require one
familiar with the country to be very" opti
mistic to predict -thnt more than 50 per
cent or a little more than 6u0,roj acres of
At!i-it now under homesteud entry would
1 .J V-1 . r- . . i. mm n .1.. . , I 'VI... .
fl - - - . i. wiih. 10,- iriiiniiiiiif uiiB-
nhalf, ot course; would linalVy revert back
W' e the government as "unannronrlated."
added to tha l.R14.:VJ2 acres, no one
sufficiently to pay S14 for opportunity
.oiirying to acquire title by nve years'
residence, would make at least t.Sno.Ow)
I acres In Cherry county alone to be dis
posed of, and this is the land in question.
Jlow shall tt Tie disposed of? .
Mhonld ot B Mold, but Leased.
It cannot be sold, since congress rightly
thinks that as uoxidlt litua- chang dua to
settlement, llttlo liy little these lands will
- become subjugated sufficiently i for- aettle.
ment and that every aero of the remaining
public domain should be withheld for the
actual settler. It therefore -Would appear
that lease, any for twenty years, some
what similar to the leases of state school
lands, subject to homestead sett leinioit or
other necessary appropriation, would lie i
r the most practicable. Il cannot be leased
to the highest bidder per acre, since the op
portunities would be too gieat for the owner
ot large outfits to acquire, all the range
to the dertructlon ot the "little man."
After havtiit,' spent jtx weiks at Washing
ton laat winter In me Interest of a bill
I had drawn looking to leasing. I have
concluded that the land might lie appor
tioned, at say I cent per acre per annum
Women in Our Hospitals
V " :
- I Appalling Increases tn the Number of Operations
J Performed Each Year How Women May
Golng tbrongb the hospitals In our
larg-e cities one la surprised to tind such
ft larg-e proportion of the patient l.vinjf
on those auow-vvhtte bult women
and R-irla, who are either awaiting
or recoerinjf from aeriona operations.
Why ahould this be the caKt Htu
ply because they have neglected them-
(VlTea, t emale troubles are Certainly
on the Increaae among- the women of
7 ( aKk r -: H, Vj.. ar .si -'
; yOv rW R 'A
. thl coantry they Creep iiikui theru
aaawarea,- out every one.oi inose
patlenU in the hospital b-il had plenty
of warniDg- in that bearitiL'-dovi-n teel
lag, pain atlcftorrifhtof the abdomen,
nervous exhaustion, pain in the email
1 of tha back, dizziness, flatulency, dis-
filacenieulai of the organs or Irrejpilar
tiea. All of these t;. mptouis are Indi
cations of an unhealthy condition of
the female orjraua. and if not heeded
the penalty lia to be paid by a dang-er-oua
operation. When these symptom
manifest themaelvea, do not dra if along
utll yon are obliged to go to the hoo
pitai and submit to an operation
at remember that Lydia Pink-
' aam'a Vegetable Compound ha aaved
thousand of vromen from urg-iceJ,
i When women are troubled with ir-
reirular. auooresaed or paintul perloda.
1 weaknesa. Uu-placmeDt or uloeration
' of tha ortrana. thnt bearlutT-doirn feel
tnar. Inttainmatlon. backache, bloallng-
'r flatulency), gieoerai debility, lndi-
ietion, and nerrona prostration, or are
Wtatt with auch aymptoinaaadizsineaa.
Usitude. xcitablilty, IrrlUbtllty, ner
.fouaneaa, aleepleaaaeaa, melancholy,
f. in.ll . nrl wwnt-t-hM.lefi
- Ki.-HVUV 4 - -
(alone'' feelings, they ahould remember , and medicine have restored IhouauiUa
there U one tried and true, remedy. , to health. Address, Lyuu. Mast,
fwifia F. Pint, r sot's Vteatabia CaaiManA SurrMuta Khr fithera ftM
substantially the following
first Referendum. When the voters of
"P"n " returns mowmi in- wm-
in ba in-fit i :lr led ilia muiily canvassing
hoard certifv the same to the local land
"lllce In whl.-h district the land Is located,
which in turn dull certify same to tho
i KWii-ml Inn rl oflli-e.
j Mecnnd The general land office shall re-
pure tlmt the local oflh-o Rive thirty days'
. notice to nil who il'-xlre to lensn tive -
Hons (3.:p hi res) or less. Provided always,
' tlmt none hut actual honmslead entry-men
or owners of real estate or lessees of state
school lands contiguous shall be eligible to
,,pr, . Tm, ,,,, SRi,i tiHV applications
"shall br- or ned ami the local land office
rr'""''1 " apportion M lml be-
permit, alws.is Jtcrplng In mind contiguity.
Sllhlert to aiiiertl.
i.ote i i e reason ..ki acres is nsinen i i
because It Is believed that since the land
cannot be farmel In cereal prodmta and
must neceKSMi !! lie devoted to cattle, that
It will reunite nt I-mhi six f-ecllons lone
homestead and live leased sections, 3to I
ucres) lo maintain u faml-.y. It r'-qulies
nbout forty acres to graze an animal, and '
six sections comprise ninety-six forties,
therefore It would support about that num
ber of cattle in s.imnicr, and n p.irt at least
of it must in some manner ! made to
grow loiate of some kind or the problem
of winter food Is at once 11 serious inevtloti
to the future seftl. i. Those alreaily in Ih"
count iy hac io'(i.irek the hay allevs l'ot
winter forage and need the le.tsed lanls
only for summer Kroing.)
I.araer Leasees rrnvlrieil l iir.
Third Those lenuliliiK acres or
Iiavii'x bi.M'ii piovided. lhlri uy' 'v tice
should hi1 ;i eii to those w ho ilc-ire t "
ai res or lei-s. iii:lnic:itlons Iwimc sum" and
laud apportioned In sniiie manner as In
fornn-r insianee. This wouhl enable Ihoe
having a little larger herds to prov.de for
their requirements In grazing lamls.
fourth After the two former classes had
bi 11 provided for the remaining lauds could
ho offered and apportioned In same manner
to the owners of larger herds. It shou.d
be understood tluit anyone being appor-
tinned lands under nnv one offering could
not In any way particlw.ie at uii f"-'
offering. In tlii manner the small man
would be given the preference both as p.
location and quality of the lands. In this
manner, also, every acre would come under
ease, wiinoiu me uei iiiionv mi
the small man lease to hlg-hest bidder wouu
fine Hint one-half million acres at 1 C'"-Ut I
L''r """".! if.r. ",Te.1?'.,f.11'l W'.J'?, '.e,',"li i
to me that an equitable distribution would i a Project that encounters interested oppo
be about us follows: ( sitlon, experience has tauglil them that
One half t" the general government for 1
Of the remaining one-half of $7,ij0i-one j
fourth to state fund Jl.N.n ;
One-fourlli to the county general fund, l.fii
And one-half (or one-fouith of the en- j
1 lire levemiei to the suiiiH.l l of schools I
with the snld leased territory; or
where no schools are -maintained, to
the county school fund 3.sii
1 f the vacant lands In a sinle countr can
at this verv low rental be made to yield
$1o.iiij per vear, whv is It not logicnl th y
should do 'it? If that small area can be
om.U to lorn that amount Into the treas-
m-iea annallv. what iwssibillt' s can not
be looked forward to In revenue when th
entire public domain shall have Iwen leased,
suv at same figure?
Millions of Hollars in IttvfBur.
possibly Cherry county contains one
fourth of the remaining vacant lands of
Nebraska. If so. the entire lease would ag
gregate IWO.i'io annually, of which one-half
should remain In the state to help main
tain state, county and school governments.
According to the report of the general
land office for the year ending June :. 19oii,
there still remain H17.iV.r7. 167 acres of gov
ernment domain, or public land, of which It
Is safe to say at least 500.0(Ki,000 acres lie
within the so-called arid or seml-arld dis
trict. That land, at the small price of 1
cent per sere per year, "would yield an an
nual, earning of S..n00.(io. Divided by two.
the general government would receive
$2.5nf.0, tha estimated cost of the gieat
Belle Fourche (8. t.) irrigation un.iertaking.
If one year's rental of these lands will pay
the entire cost of that gTeat Irrigation proj
ect, in the interim, before these lands
could be taken by homesteaders (if ever)
the entire government outlay for Irrigation
could bo paid for by these rentals, and
should be. Add to this the tl,MH which
would be added, annually for staia county
und schools throughout that vast area, and
It seems'to mo Indefensible to longer con
tinue as at present.
WATCHES Frenxer, 16th and Podge,
Holier Get Another Term.
Charged with drunkenness, being disor
derly and the larceny of a coast and some
brass valves from the Paxton & (iallagher
company, Harry Holsey, an old-time police
offender and cocaine fiend, wgs sentenced
to thirty days In the county Jail Saturday
morning by Judge Crawford. Holsey's
enlef claim to notoriety Is that he had the
honor of being a suspected person In the
Hummeihart murder case, but proved Ins
Innocence of any complicity In that crime.
The following letters cannot fall to
bring- hope to itespairiuv tvomeo.
Miss Rnby MushrnOi, f Ea&t
Chicago, lad., writcb .-
Dear Mr. Piukbam:
I hivi lieeuaerMat siuTerer with Irreeular
erioiui and female trouble, and about Tin oe
nanlhs ago the doctor, after using Uie X-Kar
on me. said 1 bail an sheens and svould bav
to have an ca.iatni. My luotiier wanted
me to trr l.vdia K. IMnklisiu s Vegetable
Compound as a ln.t resort, and it- not only
saved nix from au operation but made ma en-
Mr a. Alice lierryhill. of 813 Boyee
Street, Chattanooga, Xecn , writes :
Dear lira, Piiikham:
Three years ago life lnolre.1 dark to me.
I had ulceiauon and iuPaiumation of tiid '
female organs and was in a serious coiiditioo.
"Mr health, was completely broken rtowa
and tbe doctor toid ins that if I was not op.
eratad upon 1 would die within six ntonUis,
I told turn 1 would bv no operation but
would try Lvdia K. Fink ham Vegetable
CvHopound. Ha tried to luflueiice ns against
it but I sent for tbs medj :in that same dav
aud tV-gaii to u it faiibfuliy. VVniun fiva
days I 7ell relief hut was not entirely cured
uiitil 1 used it (or some urn.
' Your medicine is certainly flu. I have
Induced savvi al friends and neighbor to take
tt aud I kno mura titan a doaaa who had
female trouble and who to-day are as well
and strong at I vm from using your Vege
Lydia K. I'iuUham'a Vegetable Coin
pou.nd at once removes auch trouble.
He fuse to buy aoy other medicine, for
you need the beat.
Mrs, Pinkham, deughWr-in-lawr of
Lydia E. Pinkham. invites all aick wo-
aen to write her for nd vice. Her advice
THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, KOYKMHKH 20. 1P00.
LAWS THE WOMEN WILL ASK
Outline of Measures that Will Have the
SYSTEMATIC EfFORT TO SECURE PASSAGE
( omiilarr lOiluratlow, t nlltl Labor
and fare food Bill la Mate
Legislature and Kindred
Mriairri In I'onrMi.
One of the most serious i unsiuerallons
that tmi before the meeting of the execu
tive board of the Nebraska Federation of
Women'! clubs at Lincoln last Tuesday
was the creation of a legislative committee.
the function of which should b to watch
uch masures coming- before the state
legislature as are of Interest to club
women, and keeping the women duly ad
vised; also to represent the federation lit
the interest of such measures. It Is a
question whether club women generally
recognize the im(ortance of such n. com
mlttfe or the elgnincaQce of its necessity
for It has become a necessity. At the stato
convention at Kinriicj list tvtoher tiie
slate fedeiath ii pledged Its supfsut lo fo.ir
Important measures that will .-ome Ini'ne
the Nebraska legislature I his winter und
to petition Its reprcseiKadveV in congress ,
for the passage of three oilier un-usuri s J
now pciiillng. For t'icse fedrn. measure
the women can do lljile ln:l petition and
' ntimcnt t h.it will inHueu .e
ongi-ess. but for those matters '1 it per-
tain to .m hihsrh they i an and iiiur.. v.i ilt
and' work Inlelligertly. If what liny ue-
slrc is accomplished It will doubtless be !
done through the agencies that will gel ail I
the credit, but women, and especially cluij
i w omen, learned long ago that the resu.t is
; worth all their effort and that lliev can
afford to t-ncriflce the credit Lo anyone
. ... .... , ...
ino will contribute lo the dej-p-ed end. As
j a matter of fact. It has lieoi, (be policy
(1f tle f M) w.onirn i.p,,p )n ,ilc gpf.
i ,i ,.,,..,. ,.,.
- ; ' ' .. . .. jo-
j dice is still troublesome!- strong against A
Woman's moveioeol pvpti iiiiiitiw ,lilot..i
'"'". bill where women would advance
ihelr arguments spoken by
better results than when presented by theni-
' tireatest Work.
Kducallng public opinion is alwavs a large
. f ,,.,,...- .,,. ,, ',, ,
1 l'f w omaii s w 01 k, but .ntc resting such
interesting them to mi extent that they
influences as will carry most weight and
will assume responsibility Is her most del
icate task. This Is the work of the few;
the rank and file can do the rest, and tho
educating of public sentiment is no small
After these interested friends have been
i . . . . '. " V
pn""lM lo Pr"wnt he tnatters to the leg.
Islature and take care f them there, the
women at home, even in the very smallest
clubs of the state, rtiust do their part, for
no one organisation of men can overcome
the pressure that is brought to bear upon
legislators unless it has the support of
the constituents .of those legislators. This
la the work of the clubs. Interested men
who are ready and willing to work havo
already pledged their best efforts, but
they predict that they will encounter op
position that will necessitate the combined
efforts of all friends of the proposed bills.
Compulsory Kdneatlon Law.
Filst and perhaps the most important
of all these measures are two amendments
to the compulsory education law and the
child tabor taw, both of which will affect
11 employer of children. Repeatedly the
women have been assured that Nebraska
has no child labor problem, but their agi
tation of the past four years has resulted
in several quiet efforts to render ineffective
such laws as the state now ha and to
forestall- any action that might. result later
from their awakening to the real condi
tions. The effort In the last legislature to
abolish the office of deputy labor commis
sioner, which carries a salary of $1,300 a
year, and Is the only agent the state o(
fords to enforce the present labor luw,
was an exampjfl of this. . In brief, thes
two amendments Include, regarding com
pulsory education, first, that any child
who Is not regularly and lawfully em
ployed shall attend school the full schoO'
year Instead of but twenty weeks, th
present requirement, and until he is 1C
years of age Instead of IS years, as now.
Second, that a child may be excused
from ' school to enter regular and lawful
employment at 14 years. Instead of 10 years,
the present provision. This will be modi
fied by a clause providing that upon enter
ing employment under 18, he must be pro
vided with a certificate from the superin
tendent of Instruction, stating his age and
school record. This certificate will be kept
by the employer and as soon as the child
ceases to be employed the certificate must
be returned to the superintendent. Thla
will enable the school authorities to keep
track of all children and prevent truancy.
Child Labor Law.
The proposed child labor amendment, or
it may be Introduced as a new clause In
the law, provides that before beginning
to work in any manufacturing or commer
cial institution i child must have com
pleted the first five grades of the public
schools, . Instead of attending but twenty
week as now required; that under IS years
of age no child may work after 7 o'clock in
the evening, longer than eight hours a day,
or forty-eight hours a week, and fourteen
occupations are prohibited that are danger-
i out to the life, limbs or morals of the child.
I'nder the present law women and girl
may not work more than ten hours a day,
but there Is no restriction whatever placed
upon the hours of employment of boys.
This Is one of the strong points of the
proposed change, as it limits the hours ot
employment of children under 16 years of
age to eight houra a day; forbids their
working at night and will greatly reduce
their employment on Sunday, as they may
not work more than 'forty-eight hours, or
j six days In one week. The strongest proof
I that Nebraska needa such a law is-foutpl
111 the bitter opposition that Its advocacy
has occasioned. The deputy labor commis
sioner Is the only officer In the state whose
business it is to see that these laws are
not violated and he has frequently been
tailed upon in Omaha and Uneoln to sup
plement the effort of the truant officers in
preventing th re-employment of children
that have once been removed, as well as
the working of women over time. The fed.
eratlon's Industrial committee If opposed
to asking the coming legislature for any
more deputy labor tumrnlssionera and an
increased appropriation for their salaries.
The women feel that one efficient com
missioner, with such asMlHtanee in the way
of information as interested people are
able to give, Is sufficient for the present
needs of the state.
So aenerally are the merits of this pro
posed legislation recognised by those' who
have the welfare of the stale at heart that
several organisations have volunteered their
assistance. The Nebraska Stat Teachers'
association, through Its president. Super!.,-
tendent Stephens of the Lincoln schools.
has asked to take the initiative in asking
for the compulsory education amendment.
The Bar association, the . Social Service
club ot Omaha and some of the medical
societies are Interested and will work tor
the passage of both measures. The bills
are being drafted by Attorney H. W. Pen
noek and the b-gixWtlv committee tt th
Social Service club. They will be passed
upon by other authorities as to constltu
tlonaJHy and will then be eut tg Saiuuvi
M'-Cune IJndsay of tha National Child
Labor committee for Ma Judgment.
tare t oad l.ealslat loa.
Through lis committee on domestic sci
ence the Siate federation will also petition
the legislature to pass an act giving the
state Jurisdiction over all food products.
No report has been made as yet regarding
deflnlta action by the federation's commit
te to this end, but the matter Is being agi
tated and a definite plan will be formulated
An rff'rt to Increase the appropriation
for the traveling library commission from
fri.mo to SS.OoO for the next two years Is
the other thing to which the convention
pledged the cljb women. The commission
has recently decided to Increase Its demand
fo klt'ono instead of t.noo, and club women
will act accordingly. Their effort will he
in the nature of agitation snd petition In
support of the request mado by the com
mission. Federal Laws Asked for.
First among the federal' measures in
which the women are Interested Is a 'olll
now pending providing tor a children's
bureau as a part df tho federal government,
asking for tho establishment of a bureau
to Investigate and report upon nil matters
pertaining to the welfare of children and
child life, and especially to Investigate the
jucsiioi! of Infant Mortality, the. birUi rat".
physical degeunrmy. orphanage. Juvenile
deliiuuicncy tind juvenile courts, desertion
nml illecitimacv. dangerous occupations.
,,,,r ,j,.nt nrd diseases of children of the
vwnkina classes, employment, legislation
i . fleeting- child fen in the several states
mil tc:i-.ories and such other tacts as have
, . .t... t n i . i . en. .i..-.r.,
. . tI.o!n,riu of ,-.iidi en. Another!
in.cj.sute provides for an Investigation by
the government ol the industrial conniinui
of women, there being no provision what-
I ever for seetiring official Information re
! Kiirdiiiu; the conditions of the several m II
j lions of wage enrnlne women of the t'nited
i fitiites who are to be mot tiers' of the eoni
I inn generation. The third nieiis.ire would
take the duty from articles of fine art
ihat are brought into tils country. In
that the necessary Interest In tnes
linporlnnt menmifes be aroused und eon
gresyionnl action secured all poisons con
cerned urn being urged by the club women
to write their representatives and senators
in i ongress. urging the passage of these
MAN FOUND DEAD. ON TRACKS
Ilonbt ns to Whether
Is n Case of lnrder or
The body of Adolph Cholnard, better
known as "Duffy," aged nbout SS, and em
ployed as nmttressmaker by .the Omaha
Beddiiig company, 1302 Nicholas street, was
found lying between the Missouri Pacific
tracks on Nicholas street, near Sixteenth,
at 7 o'clock last night by Al Marshall, a
freight brakeman from Atchison, Kan.
Death had been very recent, as the body
whs still at blood heat when Marshall called
others of his crew and they decided the
man was not drunk, as they at first sup
posed, but dead.
The police made a hurry run to the spot,
and after Police Surgeon Pngsley pro
nounced the man's neck broken the body
was taken In charge by Coroner Bralley. At
the county morgue not trie Vfnallest indi
cation ot violence could be found In the
way of bruises or cuts, but 'nevertheless
the circumstances pointed strongly toward
murder. In the man's pockets' were found
but 90 cents, while It was known' he had
been paid during the afternoon, but a new
theory of death waa furnished when Deputy
Coroner Shield discovered the odor of car
bolic acid about the mouth,- and O. W.
Turner, car repairer at 'the rds. tele
phoned ho had found an empty'hottle which
had contained the poison wlthlfi'-a fftw feet
of where the body was found. "
The bottle bore the label of the Bell
pharmacy, 110 North Sixteenth Street, but
In an attempt to learn who had made the
purchase at the store It "wa found the
clerk. Julius Iarson, who had made the
sale, had already gone to his home In Ben
son. Further Inquiry In this direction was
balked when it was discovered no record
had been made of scIllnST the bottle, which
.nnt-jln-it tWfb Olinces of the acid. The
Sulciilp theory, however, was strengthened
by the story of John Monahan, 11 North
Twentieth street, foreman over Cholnard at
the factory, who waa held a short time
by the police and who stated Cholnard
spoke of committing suicide two weeks ago
because of 111 health, he being a sufferer
from consumption. He also said the man
appeared morose and peculiar all day Sat
urday. Frit Winter, 1M2 Cuming street,
who was also held by tho police because
he was one of the last ones een with the
dead man, was released late In the even
ing. Cholnard came to Omaha only about two
months ago from Butte, Mont., and
worked In nearly every city In the country.
His people live In Michigan, but he seemed
to have a desire to keep his whereabout
unknown to them, and probably for thi
reason gave a different name In every
town he visited. When he une here he
said his name waa Duffy, but last Sunday
he wa arrested in the raid of a North Six
teenth street saloon, and then said hi
name wa Clioinard. To Monahan he after
ward said this wa his right name.
Hans Johnson, a railroad toker, told the
police he saw a man sitting betride the
track at :. nodding as though drunk,
and this Is believed to have been Clioinard.
A post mortem examination will probably
be held today to determine whether death
was the result of the acid taken Internally
or of a blow which broke the neck, acid
Inter being poured into the mouth to hide
the crime. .
BURGLARS IN HARDWARE STORE
Messenger Boy See Tliem and
tilvea lip to Polleeraan
Thieves bioko Into the larpe retail hard
ware store of Milton Rogers & Sons com
pany, fourteenth and Faninm streets, by
forcing the transom over the Fourteenth
street entrance shortly before 2 o'clock
Sund.iv morning. Two mn were iu the
party and were seen by a messenger boy,
who notified Pairolnutn Jackson. When
Jackson .irrb-ed on a rur, he caught sight
of one man running out of the alley toward
Harney street, where he disappeared. The
pther burglar was socn and chased by clll
sens up Karnaui street around the Pax
ton hotel, both men getting away.
The burglars effected their escape from
the building by opening an alUy door. A
nwiuUr of tho firm was called up on the
telephone and he said there was no money
In the cash reirlsttj. It W not known
whether anythlng-wa stolen. -
A Methodist Minister Hceontmeuda
f uaasberlalu's ' oa(k Remedy.
Ve have used Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy In our home for seven years, and It has
always proved to be a reliable remedy. W'
V....A ,.tmA Ihnt It -.MilJ An a Ik..
nilllll,lac,urer, clalm for . ,t etpeciy
good for croup and whooping rough.
RF.V. JAllia .V LEWIS.
Pastor Milaca, Mlon., M. . Church.
He Never Cause Bark,
After several days of waiting for a hotel
Clerk who carried off $13 and four suit cases
and failed lo com hack. H. Huvlts. pro
prietor of a lodging Ikiuh at I.u7 lKmgla
sueet. pl.tced the liiatu r in the handa of
the pilku with the leqie-st that they ar
rest A. J. 1: jsksII, tile cletk in 'tuentiin.
it Is believed that Rusot-ll is seeking th
baluiier clans ot Texas.
DEALERS LIKE EARLY SEASON 1
Retailer FaTOr Eeeinnirif Holiday Trade
Period ia Ample Time.
BLUER TOR STORES AND CUSTOMERS
Will Obviate Xeeesslty for Mresaoal
nnsh by Patrons and Merchants
and Swell the Veins
"Benefit and Conveniences ot Karly Hol
iday Shopping" might well be niade the
title of a book, If anyone had time to write
it, for every one of Omaha' retailors ha
gained numerous Idea of the subject from
the sad experiences connected with delayed
shopping. It Is proposed, but not as yet
formally decided by the retailers, to place
tho holiday stocks on display December 3,
and then push rales from that date.
"It Is an excellent Idea to do everything
we can to encourage early shopping." said
Emll Brandels, "and tt will make things
a lot better for all concerned If the people
can be Induced to adopt It. and I think they
can be, in a measure. Iist winter there
was a terrible crush In the stores Just be
fore Christmas. It would have been less
formidable if a part of the late ones hod
only bought a week or two earlier. In the
larger cities they shop earlier In the month,
ami I do not ace wl.y they cannot learn to
do It here."
PlannfaK for It.
"We ate anticipating an early season and
arc making preparations accordingly," said
J. K. Baum of the Bennett company. "Num
erous Indications, auch as the retail men
have learned to read, foretell for us an
early season. We expect to put tho Christ
mas stock on display early this year, and,
In fact, the sale will have to begin early or
all the business eonnot b done. People
are prosperous and everybody In planning
to buy this year more than last. We ex
pect a business 30 to 60 per cent greater
than last- year. So you see the shoppers
must buy earlier or the business absolutely
cannot all bo done."
VIII Increase Business.
"I think it would be a good thing to forco
business from the 1st of the month to vlie
15th. when business is usually a little dull,"
raid Advertising Mannger Vance of Hoyden
Bros. "I believe It would bring more busi
ness to the retailers than they otherwise
would have, and I know it would be a great
convenience tor those who could be Induced
to buy early. I do not think, however, that
the congestion for the last few days before
Christmas can be relieved. It may be kept
from getting worse than It has been tn
former years by pushing business from the
first of the month. You see trade Is going
to be heavier than ever this fall."
SOUTH DAKOTA GREAT LAND
Sister State Makes Remarkable Con
trlbutlon to the Markets of
J. D. Hardin of Galena, S. D., was in
Omaha last week, stopping at the Merchants
and visiting with some of the Omaha peo
ple whe are interested In his mining propo
sitions. Not only is Mr. Hardin ft minar.
but he had ome Interesting figures on the
growth of the farming lndutry In South
"Cattle and horses fatten without the
use of corn on the grasses which supported
the famous buffalo several years ago," said
Mr. Hardin. "Timothy and clover and
alfalfa and Kentucky blue grass are get
ting a strong foothold, for It Is said blue
grass follows civilisation. -When It Is con
sidered that "the errtirft western country
was bought front Spain for 1&,000,000 and
South Dakota's corn crop alone last year
brought $16,000,000,. it la easily seen how
the country Is growing.
"This country Is becoming more and
more each year a tributary country to
Omaha and the people of this city are de
riving more benefits each year from tin
growth of South Dakota.
"Last year the state raised 4.1,im.O'
bushels of wheat, which sold for IJS.Omt.nwj.
61,000,OHO bushels Of corn worth $lR.0iKi.(i00;
COiiO.OuO bushels of oats worth f.4o0,nl;
lW.OOf'.OOO bushels of barley worth i.".
000 ; 2,:S0,O bushels of flax worth l,sw,.
000; potatoes worth $4,250,000, and eggs and
poultry worth $3,600,000. She sold 83,0110 car
loads of horses, cattle, hogs and aheep,
which put 0O0,0O0 into circulation In the
DIAMONDS Frenxer, 15th and Dodge.
ARGYLE KASTRON OFF STAGE
Mrs. Leonard Samuel Hughes Will
Retire from FootHajhts Xext
Aigyle Kastron, the pretty Greek violin
ist, who as Miss Marguerite Mercedes von
Frltsch Friday afternoon became Mrs.
Leonard Samuel Hughes, will not wear her
stag nom da plume nor play her violin
before the footlights after December 2i.
That day she bids farewell to the stage
and settles down to domestic life with her
Dr. Hughes! who is a surgeon in the
army, and bis bride left last night after
the engagement at -the Orpheum was fin
ished and proceeded with the company to
St, Paul.' They will remain with the com
pany until December 23 and then will go to
San Francisco, where the doctor is now
stationed. In the, meantime the company
play at Louisville, but A r gyle Katron will
not fill .that engagement, for it is In Louis
ville and Frankfort where Dr. Hughes
ha spent hi life.
Mrs. Hughes wants to go to the Philip
pines and because ot that desire she has
Induced her husband to app'y for a trans
fer to the Islands. They hole to go there
within a short time.
Argyle Kastron haa had a icmarkably
successful career on the stage. For a con
siderable period she was with Km ma Calve
and for another period with Sousa. And
trange to say her old suiierior, Calve, is
reported as being about ready fo many.
She Is tald to be engaged to a New York
Too strong for Holdup Men. -
In n effort to mete out punishment to
memheia of his race for bringing disgrace
Uon It as a whole for the sins of the few.
lute Saturday evening a young colored man
rushed up to Patrolman HhTclda and
cltedly told him two negroes were giving
the "strong arm" to a stranger In the city
at Tenth street and Capitol avenue.
Shields, with Detectives Mitchell. Donohoe,
Sullivan and Officer Hell advanced into the
territory Indicated. The officers soon found
the white victim, who told them ills assail
ant! evidently became frightened at ap
proaching pedestrians and fled without com
pletlng the task of trying to subdue him.
The ofhetra kept going, however, and before
long corralled Tom Combs and C. Wood
side, whom Timothy Itvan of St. Louis, the
victim said were the right ones. Kyan ex
plained he stepped out of Burke's mlo.n at
Tenth and Davenport su-eeta, carrying a
I JO bill In his hand. He said the negroes
had seen th money and followed him out
of the place with the intention of holding
Officer Mens Rananar Team.
Hanging bravely to the bridle of a team
ot runaway horses. Patrolman Mansfield
wa thrown about, bruised and kicked on
Leavenworth jtreet Saturday afternoon, but
he stopped tive team, whlrh was attuchnd to
a delivery wagon of the Henry Kohltt liquor
store. Twenty-sixth and Leavenworth
streets. Manstield was conxiderabl v bruised
in numerous places, while Ins clothing was
baifsy torn, lie got bis wounds dresMed at
a nearl.y drug store and then received per
mission from the station to leave his post
long enough to allow him to go home and
Mit something on Uiat did not lciuir pins
I l be lucid togeti.tt,
TN T7 TTT
1 --"' """at
Look for the word "RYE" in red on label.
wmm i hi 'hi i i 1 ' ' I
Via th Only Double Track Route
Tickets on Sale Dec. 1st to
4th, Good Till Dec. 10th
CITY OFFICES, 1401-3 Farnam St.
Where You See the
Oldest Trees in the World
MAGIXE this if you
height and 60
sider that every one
the ordinary skyscraper of today, and that there are
3,000 of them in this one forest, you have only a
vague Idea of the sight before you as you ride among
them and look up among their branches. Even these
are larger than any tree near your home. Expert es
timate places the age of these trees at 8.000 years.
They were growing before the pyramids of Egypt were
la the, way to this and tho many other wonders and
delights of California.
Ask about rates, trains, etc. Get tha California
books and plan a little trip for thla winter. Inquire at
CTTV TICKET OFFICE. 132 FAUX AM ST.
Tliono Douglas 331.
If you have a want that you wish to
advertise step to your nearest phone
and "Phone It" to The Bee No
need of wasting your time walking
blocks to do a thing that can be
done in your immediate surround
ings Call up Douglas 238, ask for
the Want Ad Department, which is
at your service from 8 a,m, to 10 p.m.
t-.at.Hnt ii IS- M.--4Jt
- 4 - STRENGTH
Riley Dros.'s Co., Omaha
can 3 square miles of forest,
trees measuring over 300 feet
feet around. When you con
of thesa trees is as high an
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