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Christmas Art Sale
A. HOSPE CO.. 1513 Douglas St.
Open Evenings Ihis Week
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Here arc some hints for the Holidays that ouht to be helpful to
Motiea S'toppinn for Thei
Sisters Shopping for
SMOKING JACKETS $3.00 to $20.00
LOUNGING AND BATH ROBES $3.50 to $50.00
BAGS AND SUIT CASES $5.00 to $32.50
UMBRELLAS AND CANES $1.C0 to $10.00
PYJAMAS $1.00 to $5.00
NIGHT ROBES 50 to $7.50
GLOVES 50 to $15.00
SCARF PINS 50 to $3.50
LINK BUTTONS 50 to $22.50
SILK HATS $6.00
OPERA HATS $7.50
FUR LINED OVERCOATS $70 to $200
r Son Wiv:S Shoppim for 'Their Hub ndi
Their Brother? Aunts Shopping for Their Nephewi
And You Sh ipping tor llitn.
HANDKERCHIEFS 23 to 31.50
FANCY SUSPENDERS 50 to $1.00
FANCY VEST'S $1.50 to $10.00
COLLAR BAGS $1.00 to $3.50
TOILET SETS $3.50 to $22.50
HOSIERY 25 to $3.50"
NECKWEAR 50 to $2.50
SWEATERS $3.00 to $8.00
MUFFLERS , $1.00 to $5.00
FULL DRE Z PROTECTORS $1.00 to $1.00
UNDERWEAR $1.00 to $10.00
FULL DRESS SUITS $10.00
TUXEDO SUITS S38.00
SUITS AND OVERCOATS $15.00 to $50.00
Our showing for the Little Fellows is the most complete we have ever made Suits, Over'
coats, Gloves. Caps, Blouses, Robes, Pyjamas, Night Rcbes, Suspenders, Mufflers, Neckwear, etc.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
NO JAPANESE EXCLUSION
Prominent Member of Home Committee
Expects Ho Leeislationr.
INDIANS PRESENT A SERIOUS PROBLEM
Determined Kffort Being Made This
Year to Cut Off the Appropriation
(or the Free Distribution
of Garden Seeds.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. IB. (Special.) Rep.
resentatlve Jaines Breck Perkins of New
York, wlio la regarded as one of the most
level-headed members of the committee on
foreign affairs, was askfd today what are
the prospects for the enactment of luglsU.
tlon looking to the restriction or exclusion
of Japanese Immigration. ,
Mr. Perkins was opposed to opening the
door to tha Chinese and naturally it has
teen assumed that he - also believes In
treating the Japanese In the same manner.
"I do not think," replied Mr. Perkins,
"that there Is any great danger to Ameri
can laborers. We hear from the Pacino
coast that they are coming In at the rate
of 1,000 a month, or 12.0U0 a year. Why,
there are nearly as many Immigrants as
that admitted to the port of New York
In a single day. We enacted legislation
to exclude the Chinese because they were
Coming to our shores In hordes and swarms
and they threatened to become a serious
menace unless their coming was stopped.
But I see no prmerit danger of a Jap
anese Invasion, and I regard the newspaper
talk of a possible war with Japan as
without any basis. I see no prospect for
the enactment of any legislation by this
congress to curtail or prohibit the Immi
gration privileges now enjoyed by the Jap
anese our committee has shown no dispo
sition to take up the subject for consld-r-ation."
"What Is your opinion as to the presi
dent' message, so far as It relates to the
educational facilities afforded the Japanese
In the San Kranclsco sqhotilsT''
"I have not gone very deeply Into the
consideration of that subject, but I am
Inclined to believe that Congressman
Hayes of California was right when lie
said to me today that It is not within the
power of the president or the senate to
make a treaty which will com;n-l the
State of California to extend free educa
tional facilities to aliens or their children.
Report on Indian I. nods.
Within a few weeks a subcommittee of
the senate committee on Indian affa rs
Will submit a reimrt upon the subject of
the Indian land holdings In the new stUs
Cf Oklahoma, which will show a very pe
culiar state of affairs. This subcommittee
Cous'sts of Senators Clark of Wyoming,
Clark of Montana, Prandegoe, Teller and
Long. For nearly two months they have
been msklng a personal Inquiry Into ex
isting conditions and It Is doubtful If there
sver was before a party of "visiting stales
men" who worked so industriously as dH
the five senators from the committee on
Indian affairs. They positively refuted
everything in the way of entertainment
during their stay In the embryo suite, but
devoted their entire time to a careful
Inquiry Into conditions existing and to the
necessity fo a change in the lav.-.
When the I'nlled States first undertook
the task of making citizens out of the
aboriginal population It became the poMry
Cif the government to divide iand holding
In severalty among tho various tribes. In
order that the newly created citizens
rt.lght r t lie robivd "f their sl-rple hold
ings It was provided tl.at tho ulljtiuun: if
land should not psss from the original
Indian patentee for a speclilod period,
usually twenty or twenty-flve years. In
the meantime these homestead were ex
empted frum all taxes durltg the period
of what might be termed Incubatory ownership.
The North American Indian Is a born
gambler. In this he differs very little from
members of the Aryan or even the Mongol
race. But the Caucasian legislator for
the red son of the forest and the plain
proposed to protect the holdings of Lo and
all his brothers, even If he pauperised the
Indian In doing this. The theory upon
which the lawmakers, backed by the phil
anthropists, proceeded was altruistic, but
It has not met the results expected. Every
western ntate In which there is a large
body of Indian citizens has appealed for
relief from Its taxation burdens, and prac
tically every Indian begged to be re
leased from the Utopian conditions which
"his friends" have tried to force upon him.
The senate committee found In that por
tion of Oklahoma designated as the Indlin
Territory literally hundreds of Indians who
ore virtually starving to death because
they cannot dispose of their surplus lands.
I'nder the method of land distrlbut'on
which was generally followed each Indian
family of, say five persons, has been given
about 1,3(0 acres of land. Under the regu
lations of the' Department of the Interior
the Indian family, or Its head. Is permitted
to lease his lands only from year to year
and never for a period Innirer than five
years. He or they cannot sll nn acre and
of course cannot borrow on mortgage. The
committee discovered that thirty acres is
about the absolute limit of the amount
whlrh can be cultivated by the averaere
Indian family, and unless he has animals
and tools Papa Indian cannot handle even
The committee Is trying to formulate
rome plan which will assure the Ind.an
adequate protection for their homes ngalnst
the rapacity of the whites and will at th
same time permit them to sell or leasr their
surplus holdlngu. The lands In question
nro those of the five civilized tribes, In
dian who have for twenty-flve years lived
as wh:te men, and who. It Is asserted, are
as well prepnred to take care of themselves
today as they will ever be In this world.
Hearts; on CopyrlKlit I.avr.
The committee on patents of the house
of representatives is not usually n very
active body of law Trainers. But every
year or two some one gets busy on the
subject of copyright laws and then this
particular committee his to "get busy for
fair," as one of the members slangily put
Next week the committee will Join with
a similar body from the srmte and will sit
In the handsome senate rending room of
the congresFlonal library for the purpose
of heating arguments for and against the
proposal to extend the copyright laws to
canlboard rolls used In self-playing pianos,
etc. Naturally, the man who composes a
march or a song or any other musical
work aad who takes the trouble to copy
right his production (iocs not care to hear
It rlayed by hand organs, street pianos or
beer garden pianolas without his consent.
Consequently he comes to congress and
asks that he be given the protection of the
copyright laws to a greater extent than he
enjoys. On the other hand, the manufac
turers of mechanical piano players assert
that one or two concerns have foreclosed
unon every ultl.-t In the world and that
the extension of the copyright law to pieces
of perforated cardboard will simply, plaoe
in the hands of "the trust" another Othello-
I. ku pillow with which to smother the s :f
feilng peojlc who are dying for canned
The Joint committee which has this mat
ter up for consideration holies to be aide
to divine some law which will Insure a
royalty to the composer without crlpillne.
II. e music roll Industry, which has grown
to enormous proportions, by the way, as
. - . , .W.kilft.
11 is asserxea mat upwaruw 1,1 iv.i-v.v.-nre
invented hi mechanical piano playing
pUr.ts in the United States.
War on Seed Distribution.
Once more an effort Is to be made to
Induce congress to abandon the practlct
of distributing each year a few million
packages of comparatively worthless treds
On Wednesday next the house committee
agriculture will hear all who are In
terested In the subject and who choose to
come to Washington for the purpose of
expressing their views. Of course the prin
cipal speakers against the "free seed" dis
tribution will be the representative seeds
men of the country. But on the other
hand there has been a great awakening
among the farmers from Maine to Oregon
and during the past few months hundreds
of local, county and state grangers have
expressed themselves as opposed to the
continuance of the practice of distributing
annually tons of the commonest kinds of
garden and field seeds.
When congress first provided for the dis
tribution of seeds among the rural con
stituents of the members it was with the
idea of testing "new, rare and valuable"
varieties. And then the idea was a good
one. But the original purpose of the seed
distribution was long Blnce abandoned and
for a score of years the sole object, ap
parently, has been to give each senator
and representative Just as many packages
as possible. It Is true that in recent years
the Agricultural department has succeeded
in Introducing valuable varieties of sugar
beets, Kaffir corn, macaroni wheat and
some other agricultural products. But this
has been done through the agricultural ex
periment stations and not through the in
discriminate parceling out of the "quotas"
of such seeds as are annually distributed
through members of congress.
Everyone who knows anything at all
about the matter Is fully aware of the
fact that no possible good Is accomplished J
by sending out 10,000,000 packets of turnip,
carrot, melon, onion and parsley seeds (and
that as a sample package), especially when
the varieties are of the commonest sorts
and the cheapest which can be secured
"from the lowest bidders."
The action of grangers' nnd farmers' or
ganizations all over the country In urging
congress to cease the practice will, It Is
believed, bear fruit this year, and as a re
sult the annuul approprl ltlon for this pur
posa will be diverted, It is hoped, to some
more useful channel.
Storkiurn Want Help.
Representatives of the stock-growing In
tel efts of the west are here to urge con
gress to take some action looking to a
reciprocal arrangement with Germany
whereby American meat products may be
admitted to the kaiser's empire upon more
favorable terms than nt present. Said
Judge Cowan of Texas, attorney for the
Live Stock Orowers' association: "The
stock-growing Industry has by no means
recovered from the blow which It received
last summer. It Is true that the demand
for heavy beef cattle keeps up and that
the prices ore, on the whole, satisfactory.
But there are thousands of steers on the
ranges today which would have been i-ild
during the past few months but for the
black eye which the canning Industry re
ceived. These cattle, while perfectly
healthy and wholesome, are too thin for
fresh beef. Heretofore such animals have
leen shipped to Sioux City, Kansas City,
Omaha and Chicago In August and Sep
tember. Bu this year there has been no
d-marid for "canners." as such animals
are termed, and In consequence they are
either left upon the ranges or sliughtered
for their hides. This means a loss to
the stock growers of from fi5 to !W. or
even more on thousands of heal of cattle.
"Germany is buylrg a great deal of
falted -beef, of the poorer grades. This
barreled stock oets the German dealer
K'i to 9 cents per pound. That price In
cludes the German tariff, which Is abo.it
t1 cents per pound. But after the ci st
of pickaxes, freights, preparation and
handling is deducted there is left for the
packer orly about 1 cent per pound for
the meat Itself. This means that the
stock grower can get practically nothing
for his low-grr.di animals, and it Is one
of the reasons why the stock grawes r.re
so deeply interested in the negotiations
now pending for a reciprocal arrangement
with Germany, which will affoTd us a bet
ter market for our surplus cattle."
WATER READY FOR THE LAND
FattfinSerProjeot Able to fnpplv Twenty
Thousand Acres Next Tfr-
AMOUNT TO BE DOUBLED BY NEXT FALL
Work on Belle Foorche Dam Stopped
for the Winter by Cold Weather
Project to Be C ompleted rn
( Another Year.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. IB. (Special.) "The
condition of the work on the North Platte
Irrigation project at present is well ad
vanced," said Engineer Field. "Storage
facilities at the Pathfinder reservoir are
sufficient for the demands which will be
made on it during the coming season, and
the contractors are in a position to keep
up the estimated progress on construction
and will be able to meet the demands for
the seasons of VJUS and 19i9. The Interstate
canal is completed and ready for use on
tho first fifty miles and will deliver water
to some 20,000 acres in 1907. This land is
entirely In Wyoming. The settlers on the
tract are now preparing for a full season
and the entire tract Is taken up.
"The second fifty miles will be furnished
early In the spring of 19U7 and the lateral
kystem, covering some 80,000 acres, will be
completed by fall. At least 4C'aW0 acres
ehould receive water for beneficial use nnd
the entire tract should be ready In 1W6
lor a full season's irrigation. All the kind
on this SO.OOO-acre tract is now either deeded
or has been filed upon and substantial Im
provements are being put on the land,
such as fences, buildings and wells. Con
siderable of the land Is being broken, some
of which will be dry farmed during the
"The particular crops at present are
oats and wheat, alfalfa la being put In and
In a short time the planting of potatoes
and sugar beets will begin.
"During the season of 19o6 under exist
ing ditches some 2,000 acres of' each of
these crops were grown, the beets being
In quality and yield equal to tha tested
districts in the Intermountaln country,
which is noted for its yield and quality.
"The system at present consists of the
rathflnder reservoir, the capacity of which
Is l.OCO.OOO acre feet, and the Interstate
canal, which will be 170 miles In length
and serve about 110,000 acres of land. One
million dollars per year is being spent on
the project, Involving at times the em
ployment of more than 1,000 men and teams.
"The future development embracing the
Fort Laramie and Goshen Hole canals at
a cost of more than 5,000,0u0 and the re
clamation of 250.000 acres of land, wlil
make the project the largest and most
compact irrigated district In the Intermoun
tain region and one of the largest In the
Cold Stops Work.
Owing to the cold weather work on the
dam embankment. Belle Fourche Irriga
tion project. South Dakota, has been dis
continued and probably will not be taken
up again before April. The total progress
on tins embankment to date is 219,000 cubic
yards. The closing down of work on the
dam made available a lurge force of men
for other work. The men employed by
different contractors, as will as tliot
under direct supervision of the government
engineers, have been placed on canal ex
cavation, finishing su m lures, etc., as soon
ss unfavorable weather made concrete and
embankment work Impossible.
In many respects this is one of the most
remarkable irrigation projects yet under
taken by the government. It Involves the
construction of one of the greatest earth
dams In the world, a structure over one
mile long, luu feet hU'i In the highest
place and twenty feet wide on top. Its
oubU'.l cvntcnts will fc nearly hall that
of the pyramid of Cheops, which is es
timated to have occupied 900 years In con
struction. The Belle Fourche dam will
be completed In less than one year. This
dam will create a reservoir sixty feet deep
with a water surface of about 9,000 acres
More than 1.000 new farms will be cre
ated by this project In a valley where the
principal product has been low grade range
cattle, and the value of lands, which now
tange from $5 to J10 per acre, will be In
creased to 175 and upwards.
With assured forage crops the ranchmen
can greatly increase their herds, and with
winter feed the qus'.lty of the stock will
be materially Improved and the prices cor
respondingly better. Small grains, such as
oats, wheat, rye and barley, and such
fruits as apples, penrs, plums, cherries and
small fruits' can be raised. Sugar beets
will nlso probably prove a profitable crop.
The demand for farm and garden products
Is great on account of the proximity of
the mining regions of tho Black Hills.
The mining Industry will undoubtedly un
dergo a fresh boom, as food supplies at a
reasonable price and Increased transporta
tion facilities make the working of lot-
grade ore profitable.
New lines of railroad are already he'
bullt which will connect this valley w:t
Minnesota's Twin Cities, and already t!
population of Belle Fourche has more th.r
The government officials hope to be nbl
to furnish water for about .10,000 acres dur
ing the season of 1907.
Ground Waters of Soath Platte.
The results of study of the underflow in
the South Platte valley between Sterling
Colo., and North Platte, Neb., have beer
published by the United States genloglca'
survey as water supply and Irrigation
paper No. 1S4. The investigation showei
that while the total amount of ground
water passing between the bluffs at Ovl
lala does not exceed .10 foot, a considerable
quantity of ground water can be safely
removed from the gravels, because the
supply Is renewed at frequent Intervals by
floods In the river and rainfall on the ad
jacent land. As there is an ample supply
of ground water for a 1 urge number of
small pumping plants, there have been In
cluded In this publication, which may bi
obtained on application to the director of j
the United States geological survey, Wash
ington, D. C some valuable suggestions
for the construction of small pumping
plants. The best adapted wells, pumps ami ;
fittings are described, the best arrange
ment for such plants Is indicated, and th,
cost of pumping is discussed. The papei
contains also a description of the value
of underflow ditches and some analyst
showing the character of the ground waters
along the Union Tactile railway.
Artesian Waters In lllaek IIIIU
With the rapid Increase In settlement in
western South Dakota, especially in coi,
nectlon with the Belle Fourche reclamation
project, the question of local water supply
has taken on much Interest. The surfac
water In many portions of the area is noi
satisfactory in quullty or quantity, so thai
the deeper seated and artesian wuters will
have to be extensively utilized. The United
States geological survey has been Investi
gating these underground waters for sev
eral years, and a report now In preparation
by N. II. Darton will set forth the re
It has been found that the entire plain
region adjoining the Black Hills Is under
laid by Dakota sandntone carrying a large
volume of water under considerable pres
sure. This water lies at depths of too to
feet, or even more, and In many dis
tricts, especially along the valleys, will
afford large artesian flows. The Investiga
tions have been carried on with the view
of ascertaining the precise de-pth to the
water-lxaring sandstone at all points and
the limits of the area In which an artesian
flow Is available. This area has been
found to be much more extensive thun
was originally supiosd, and artesian
waters may be obtained at many localities
Wilt re local supplies arc (really needed.
'l Ul J of mirrors in Vo-
nt'tian and colonial frames oval gold
and natural wood finishes all sizes
prices range from $1,00 to '$65.
Hand mirrors, with photo holder in
back, something new, $3.50.
I?Mmc French ovals, eir-
1CI11L0 eles, square, double,
triple, in rosewood, mahogany, wal
nut, gold and all natural woods at
prices trom I'jc up.
A thousand styles to select from.
PJpiIro AVli.it will pleaso inoro than a picture!
I 1 1 1 LI IX o Every one of tho pictures in our store are
desirable Christmas presents oil paintings, water colors,
carbons, platinums, fac-similes, etchings and engravings,
pastels in landscapes and fruit and game pictures, and thou
sands of up-to-date pictures, at 15c to $150.
Special sale this wok on pictures in special designed
frames with closed doors a. lot of new ones prices from
$1.25 to $4.00. Don't miss seeing them.
RooscvPlt (Rear-skin) C'nletrdars ""J4
Artistic Motto Calendars nt Sl.OO. 91.50 nd 9200
Genuine Artist Proof KtchinK at One-Third Off.
Pyroraphy outfits rrom$i.5oto$5
Poxes, panels, tabourettes, match,
safes, chairs, tables, piano benches,
and a thousand different articles for
burning at prices from 10c up.
Oil painting outfits in neat boxes at
$1.75, $2.00, $2.50 and up.
Water color outfits in Japan tin
boxes, from 5c to $15. irs
China painting outfit, $3.50 to $10.
Pastel and Crayon outfits, from 25c up to $12.00.
We have everything for the artist's use.
A. HOSPE CO., 1513 Douglas St.
Ivory, Pearl, Gold, Silver and Scented Woods
are some of the things used
for handles on the famous
Made and sold only by
Ed. F. Pickering
CLOVES AND UMBRELLAS
105 South 16th St. Omaha. Neb.
IS years la this location.
E. J. DAVIS
Safes. Printing Presses.
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