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MIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, MARCH 1?, 1007.
PRESIDENT m WATERWAYS
VCfffimirtioi to Consider HXx System
Country lamsd in LtUr.
RAILROAD SEftVICt 1$ INADEQUATE
Development t Tunspartatlan r
M ater Mart n Ma4 witk Vie
( General Growth
WA811INOTON. Mreh 17. Complying
with petition presented by numerous com
J . ni err In I organisation of th Mississippi
,vlMIey. Fresldent Roogevelt hat decided to
I point an Inland waterway! commission,
whow duty It will b to prepar and report
a comprehensive plan for th Improvement
and control of tha rlvr system ot tha
t'nlted Bute, tight publlo man hav bm
asked to erv on tha commission and
Representative Theodor F. Burton of Ohio,
chnlrman of the river and harbor com
mute In tho taet concrea. la to be chair
man of the commission.
tn a letter which he haa addressed to
each of these persona the prealdent aeta
out that lie la Influenced In ereatlng the
commission by broad eonalderatlona of na
tional policy; that the railroads are no
longer able to more eropa and manufac
ture rapidly enough to aecure tho prompt
transaction, of the bualneaa of tho nation.
and that there appear to be but one com
plete remedy tho development ot a com
plementary system of transportation by
The president letter In full follow l
THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON,
March 14. My Dear nlr:
ir.eroial organisation of the Mississippi
valley have presented petitions asking that
I appoint a commission to prepare and
reDort a comurehsnslve Plan for the 1m
provement and control ot tha river ayateina
Of the United Btatea.
I have decided to comply with these re
quests by appointing an Inland waterway
commission, and have asked Ih following
gentlemen to act upon It. I shall be much
gratllled if you will consent to serve. Hon.
Theodore F. Burton, chairman: Hrnator
Francla Q. Newlands. Senator William
Warner, Hon. John H. Dank head. General
Alexander Macxensie, Dr. w, J. Mcuse,
Mr. F. If. Newell, Mr. Qlfford Plnchot,
iton. Herbert Knox Hmitn.
In creating thie commission I am In
fluenced by broad consideration of na
tlonal policy. The control of our navigable
waterways lies with the federal govern'
ment and carries with It corresponding
responsibilities and obligations. The en-
mrry of our people hae hitherto been largely
oireciea towara inausiri&i aeveiopmeni
connected with field and forest and with
coal and Iron, and ome of these source
or material ana power are already largely
depleted: while our Inland waterway a
a whole have thua far received scant at
lentlon. It Is becoming clear that our
tream should be considered and con
served as great patural resources. Works
leslgned to control our waterway have
.hue tar usually bean undertaken lor
ilngle purpose, such n the Improvement
bi navigation, me development or power,
'.he Irrigation of arid lands, the protection
)t lowlands from flood or to supply water
or domestic and manufacturing purposes
While the rights of the people to thesa
ana similar uses of water must tc re
peeled, the time haa come for merging
local projects and uses of the Inland
Waters In a comprehensive plan designed
for the benefit of the entire country, tjuch
a plan should consider and :ncludo all
tho uses to which stream may be put,
and should bring together and co-ord rtate
the points' of view of all users i f water.
The task Involved In the full and orderly
development and control Of the river ys
terns of the United States Is a great one
yet It Is certii nly not too great for us to
ipproacn. rne results wnicn It seems to
iromlse are even greater.
Railroad Service Inadequate.
It la common knowledge that the rail
roods of the United Btaies are no long
ible to movo crops and manufacture
.."pidly enuugh to secure the prompt
tr.tiucunn or tne ousines.i or me naiiou,
,1 there Is small prospect of Immediate
li. f . Hem esentatlvs railroad men ton!
y'ut that tne products ol the northern In
st' .erlor stales have doubled In ten years,
ftlille the r;illrond fsclllt'es have Incieassd
ut one-eighth, and there Is reason to d u'.n
whether any development ot the iailioa.ds
possible In the near lututre will Rurrke to
ceup li'an.spottatlon abreast ot production.
1'liere appears to he but one complete rim
dy the uevelopment t.f a compiemetltary
iyt.'ni of trsnsifortat.on by water. ihi
iresent cun' stiun tnecla chlelly the peo
ile of the MiSHlnsippi vailey, and they de
nand rulivf. When tha condestlun of which
.ney complain Is iMiieveil the wuoie nulicm
win shar the good ia t.
While rivers are nalu.i it sources of the
first rank, they are also liable to become
destructive attendee, endangering lite and
property; and some of our most notable
engineering enterprise have grown out of
eflorts to control tnem. It was computed
by Generals Humphreys and Abbott half a
century ago that tlte Mississippi alone
sweeps Into It lower reaches ana the gulf
4o0,imu,0"0 tons of Moating sediment each
year (about twice the amount of material'
to he excavated In opening the Panama
ca.iul), beside an enormous but unmeas
ud amount of earth salts and soil matter
carried tn solution. This vsat load not
only causae Its channels to clog and flood
tho lowlands of the lower river, but ren
ders the flow capricious and dlffluult to
control. Furthermore, the greater part of
the sediment and soil mutter Is composed
of the most fertile material of the fluid
and pastures drained by the smaller and
larger tributaries. Any plan tor utilising
our Inland waterways should consider floods
and their control by forest and other
means; the protection ot bottom land from
Injury by overflow and uplands from ios
by eoll wash; the physics of sediment
charged water and the phydcaf or other
way of purifying tnem; tne construction
. HI 11 m 1 1 1 H 1.11,1 IIHKI. IIU1 Ull ' T .u L.l 111 (.IH
navigation, but to control the character and
V itnovement or tne waters; ana snouia iook
. .trV" the full use and control of our running
I vaters and the complete artlflclallsatlon ot
I ur waterwaya for the benefit of our peo
,le as a whole.
Develovmeot ot Other Heioarees
. It la not posatble properly to frame so
large a plan a thla for the control of our
river without taking account of the or
derly development of other natural re
lourcea. Therefore, 1 ask that the Inland
Waterway commission shall otnslder the
relations of the streams to the use of all
the great permanent natural resource, and
their conversion for the making and main
tenance of prosperous homes.
Any plan for utilising our Inland water
way, to be feasible, should recognise the
means for executing It already In existence,
both In the federal departments of War,
You will do better work for
a cup of fragrant ,. delicious
ARIOSA Coffee and you
will ret better afterwards.
Cut your coffee bills about
Sori in one pound package
only, aealed for your protection.
Loose coffeo t$n t the ume
it may be dusty, dirty and bad
for your ttomach and nerves.
C.-ss.i wa sH W N-J rSai
fmd L. Cwomh Ne. JWI. tad at
n 'X i i 'lit
Interior, Agriculture and Commerce and
l.bor, and In the statea and their nuMI
visions; and It must not Involve unduly
burdensome eipendltures from the national
treaeurv. The ro will nwivr11y he larce
In proportion to the magnitude of'the bene-
ni lo M conferred, but It will be email In
ompj-non with the Ii7.009.000.oa0 of capital
how Invested In steam raUwaya In the
I'nlted Statesman amount that would have
teemed enormoua and Incredible half a cn-
tury ago. yt the Investment haa been a
constant source of profit to the people and
without It our Industrial progress would
have been Impossible.
i ne quesjuora which will come befor the
Inland Waterway commission muM neree
aarlly relate to every part of the I'nlted
States and affect every IMereet within It
Doraers. it plan should be considered In
the light of the widest knowledge of the
country and It people and from the most
aiverse points of view. Aocordlngly, when
It work Is sufficiently advanced, I shall add
to the commission certain consulting mem
ber with whom I shall ask that Its recom
mendations shall be fully dlscuswed before
they are submitted to me. The report of
the commission should include both a gen
eral statement of the problem and recom
mendations as to the manner and mean Of
attacking It. Sincerely yours,
Mr. Bankhead haa Just finished hla tenth
term In congress from Alabama, General
MacKensle chief of engineer of the army.
Mr. Newell I director of the United Bute
reclamation eervloe, Mr. Plnchot I chief
forester of the United State, Herbert Knox
Bmlth la commissioner of oorpo rations, W,
MoOee la an anthropologist and geologist.
formerly In charge of tho bureau of Amer
ican ethnology and formerly president of
the) National Geographical society.
LYNN E. CHAFFEE IS AT REST
Lre IV a saber ot Frleads snl Co
workers Attend the Femoral
Followed to hi grave by a long; line
of friend, many of hi co-worker, and
the member of hi family, Lynn K. Chaf
fee wa burled at Forest Lawn cemetery
Saturday afternoon, preceded by Impres
alve services at tho First Methodist Epls
copal "huroh. Cut oft almost In the be
ginning of hla career, just aa he was
taking up his new work with the Toung
Men' Christian association In Omaha, and
under circumstances particularly distress
Ing to his family, a general feeling of
ympathy for the bereaved one had been
aroused, bringing many to the obsequies
to testify to their Interest.
There were present at the service
Rev. J. Randolph Smith, Rev. Cryde C.
Clssell and Rev. Frank L. Loveland, The
honorary pall bearer were W. P. Har
ford. 8. G. Wallace, J. W. Carpenter, C.
A. Qoss, J. II. Waterman and Dr. W. O.
Henry. The active body was T. F. Stur-
ges, J. C. Pentland, W. A. Buchanan,
W. H. Harper, O. F. Oilmore and B. C.
Wade, the latter all being member of the
(tate and local board of the Young Men
Christian association. As the crowd filed
past the casket to take a Inst look at
the face of the young man, the assocla
tlon male quartet rendered a touching
Tho floral offering were moat beautiful
and plentiful. Among them was a con
fplclous piece sent by the order of the
Hoo Hoo, of which Mr. Chaffee had been
a member when In the lumber business
with his father.
Mr. Chaffee died at 4 o'clock last
Wedneeday morning, after a brief Illness
from double pneumonia, at his home,
Twenty-third and Laird streets. The
family, consisting of Mr. and Mr. Chat
fee and three children, aged 7 and t year
and one 16 month old. Came to Omaha
January 16. About a month after their
arrival the youngest child died from
pneumonia, and the det..i of the husband
and father about three weeks ' later
render the double bereavement particu
larly pathetic and ad for the survivors.
It was believed the removal from Clarks,
La., where they had lived a few years,
to the colder climate of Omaha, was th-s
cause of the Illness of both father and
child. Mr. Chaftee was SI year old.
HI father, C. L. Chaffee, was until a
few years ago, a prominent lumber
merchant of Omaha, when the family was
widely known In the city. When the
family moved to Louisiana, the father
and son Joined in the lumber business
there. The latter came here to become
financial secretary Of the local Young
Men's Christian association.
MADE LASTRAIL OF ROAD
D. U Slmpsrfn Fitted Final Link thnt
Completed the Overland
P. L. Simpson, who died suddenly at his
home, a&H Caldwell atreet, from an at
tack of heart failure, was ono of tho
pioneer of Omaha, having been in the
employ of the Union Paclflo company Ince
coming to this city in 18tM, and to him wa
given the honor of cutting out and fitting
the last rail at the ceremonies to celebrate
the completion of the road In 1S08 at
p romontory Point, when the golden spike
I " , ,., , , . ,
wa driven that connected the east and
rest with band of steel.
He wa born at Thompaonvllle, Conn.,
November 23, 1834, and la aurvlved , by a
widow, one daughter, Ur. til 8. Kemp-
ton of St. Joeeph. Mo., and three elstsr.
Funeral eervlce wr held last Thursday Woman' Club Notes,
at the home ot Rev. U O. Bftlrd, pastor The educational committee will have
of the St. Mury Avenue Congregational I charge of the program at Monday after
church, and wer under the ausploe of I noon open meeting of the Woman club,
the Maaonlc order. Of which organisation The subject of the afternoon will be
Mr. Simpson waa a member.
The active pallbearera were: R. J,
Sharps ot Grand Island. E. O. Humphrey,
William Anderson, B. B. Koona, Charlea
M: Greene and A. I Root of Omaha. The
honorary pallbearera were: William Ask-
with ,of Grand Island. W. H. Lawton,
John Rice, C. Peterson, N. M. Howard
and J. N. McCune of Omaha.
While Mr. Simpson had reached on ad-
vanced age, his death wa unexpected, lie
bad arisen as usual last Tuesday morning
and wa reading a book, when he evidently
remembered that he had forgotten to wind
hi watch, aa hi' wife found him a few
minute later with the watch and key In
hla llfelesa handa and his open boo; lying
before him. .
ANNUAL MEETING OF T. P. A.
OflWere Fleeted for Hsiilsg Year an
ladala la General Good
The annual meeting ef Poet A of the
Traveling Men' Protective association waa
held at the Paxton hotel Saturday and wa
attended by about alxty member.. A ban
quet and smoker wer Indulged In.' after
which a business evasion waa hsld. Offi
cer for the ensuing year were elected aa
Arthur C. Chase, president; C. R. Hutton,
vice prealdent; Charlea L. Hopper, aecre
tary and treasurer; W. H. Wig-man, R. a.
Trimble, George Roger. E. O. Eldredge,
Bert Haul and E. A. Carmlchel, board of
director. Fifty-seven delegates were
chosen to attend tha date convention, wn oh
will bo held at rreoionv. April U and 17.
A motion was carried to Increase th alck
bens fit and relief committee to all member
and divide the city Into lx districts, la
order that th worn may be don mora aya
tematically. Resolutions were passed thank
ing the Ladles' auxiliary tor Ite afforts to
increase th membership ot th puat during
th last year. Resolutions of .sympathy
and condolence to the bereaved wife of
Charlea C. Hungat. Recessed, wer passed:
WORK OF THE CLUB WOMEN
Iowa Federttios Flam for Eic Vetl'iog at
Oik a! ooi in May.
DETA'LS 6F PROGRArf NOT ANNOUNCED
Federation Has Been Very Busy
Darlns; Tear aad Ressrts Maeh
Prearese Alone I, tare f
Nebraska aa well a Iowa club women
are much Interested In the coming biennial
convention of the Iowa Federation of
Women'a Clubs, to be held at Oskalons.
In May. While many of the minor details
of the program have not yet been arranged,
the general plana for the meeting are com
plete, and promise are for a large attend
ance. Four exhibitions In conjunction with
the program will be features of the con
vention. These com under the head of
Industrial, educational, library and pure
food. A large manual training exhibit will
be part of the educational display. The
meeting will be held In the Methodist
church and all speaker will be entertained
by the Oskaloosa clubs. All council meet
ing will be open to club women, whether
member of the convention or not. One
of the chief matter of business to com
before the meeting will be several changes
In the constitution. Several Important
change wer made at the Waterloo con
vention two year agu and some of the
proposed amendment are dependent upon
The board of director of the federation
met at Dea Molnea Monday and Tueaday
of last week for a general consideration
of federation business and the executive
committee for some final arrangement for
the biennial. The- meeting wa one of the
largest of the year, Including practically
11 of the officer of the federation. One
of the most signlflcant reports cam from
the reciprocity bureau, to the effect that
but three papers had been sent out during
the last year, ninety-three being on hand.
This wae taken to Indicate that the women
are more Independent of notes and are not
writing paper to the extent that once pre
vailed. The library, committee reported
heavy demands for Information regarding
the establishment of libraries, the work
of trustees and courses of reading. A gen
eral Interest In manual training In the
choola of the smaller towns was reported
by the chairman of the educational com
mittee. In Ite every department the feder
ation I active and growing.
Help, for Wlllard Temple.
The Nebraska Woman' Christian Tem-
pernnce union ho Issued a reminder to Its
member of their obligation In helping
maintain the gospel work In Wlllard hall,
Wlllard temple, Chicago. Until the temple
becomes the property of the temperance
society an annual rental of $3,000 hns to be
paid for the hall. The Rnm's Horn Is
authority for the statement that more con
versions are made In these gospel meetings
during the year than In all the churches
of Chicago put together
Mrs. Carse, at the head of the temple fund
work, has collected thla money from Chi
cago people, but now her work hns become
o heavy that she will have to have assist
ance and the union are asked to give this
W. C. T. V. Aetlvlty.
The . Women' ChrUtian Temperance
union county Institute will be one of the
most active works ot Nebraska womon
thla spring. During March, institutes will
be held at Surprise, Rising City, Garrison,
Gibbon, Dunbar and York. , During April
and May two will be held in Lancaster
county; Hall, Hamilton, Otoe, Seward,
Washington, Harlan and Douglas counties
also having arranged tor one each. Other
announcements will be made later. The
county Institute was adopted by the state
organisation some time ago, but ho never
been generally carried out until this spring.
It 1 expeoted that these gatherings will
largely take the place of the former county
conventlone and will lead to more aggres
sive and efficient work.
Work for Live Tree.
The following, from the report of the
chairman of the Mississippi civic Improve
ment committee I worthy of tho considera
tion of a great many club and club women
of other state.
My good little neighbor across the way
I an enthusiastic Daughter of tha Ameri
can Revolution, an indefatigable United
Daughter of the Confederacy and a faithful
member of a number of other organiza
tions, more or less profitable to herself
and others; but 1 have never been able to
get hor to loin the Village Improvement
association. 1 tell her I would rather work
for a live tree than a dead hero, and that
a woman who belongs to nine clubs can
find time for ten.
Without wishing In any degree to dis
parage the work along any of the lines
represented In our Federation, there seems
to me not one which benefits so many
people, of lo many uluasos, of so many
ages, a civic betterment. i'et It I aston
ishing to see how slowly our Mississippi
women are awakening to the fact tnat
through them our men are to be aroused
and interested In preserving what beauty
nature has afforded us, and educated be
yond the mere utilitarian Idea.
The easleet and oheapest way In which
we can show our appreciation of what
nature haa done for our state 1 In tree
whether It would be better for Omaha to
have one central high achool or several
small onea. The discussion will be lead by
i Mra. B. R. Town, Mr. W. M. Alderaan
j and J. L. McCague and David Cole of the
i achool board. There will also be a piano
' solo by Miss Marie Meek and a vocal solo
i by Mis Blanche Borenaon.
The American history department will
meet Tueaday afternoon at t o'clock at the
j public library. A comparison of the Massa-
chusetts and Virginia colonies will be the
subject of the day.
The department of ethlca and philosophy
will hold Its meeting directly after the
history meeting, In the earn room.
Mis Grace Conklln will read "Madam
Butterfly" Friday evening, March 12, at 8
O'clock, at the Flrat Congregational church
under th auspice of th Woman club.
FUN WITH YOUNG DOCTORS
Initiatory StaBts of Phi Rho Sigma
Famish Amasement for People
Twelve blindfolded men marching around
the street last night ilnglng, making stump
speeches, falling off curbstones and run
ning Into barber posts and wooden Indians
created excitement tor a curious crowd.
They started from the Rohrbough block,
and after a roundabout Journey wound up
at the Her Grand hotel. The young men
were: A. L. Dunn. I-ej Cummlngs, George
A. Gtfvtr.s. W. W. Par!?. J. 8. Me ate.
H. J. Kane. B. V. McPermott, F. J. Phef
fler and R. E. Ahlqulst. They are budding
physicians, and this was their Initiation
Into the Phi Rho Sigma fraternity.
At the Her Grand hotel their blinds were
removed and an elnborate banquet win
served, at which alxty memlers of tkut
fraternity participated. After the banquet
a program was carried out. Dr. J. P. Foote
acted a toast master, and the following
toasts were responded to: "The Pnst."
Dr. D. C. Bryant; "The Present," Dr. II.
L. Burwell; "The Future," Dr. K. C.
Henry; "The Initiate," Dr. A. E. Mack.
ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM
cottlsh Rite Masons Occupy Center
of the Stage Dnrlnc the
The last week has hen a notable one In
Maaonlc circles in Omaha through the
gathering of a host of leading inernhers of
the craft called here by the sixteenth an
nual reunion of the Ancient Accepted Scot
tish Rite Masonry and the conferring of
the fourth to the thirty-second degrees
upon a class of sixty or more. The bril
liant affair with its attendant Imposing
ceremonies and rituals closed Friday even
ing with a grand banquet to the class ut
Masonlo temple by Nebraska consistory No.
1 Orient of Omaha. Three hundred and
elxty-flve Masons and their friends sat
down at the festal board. Carl K. Hi
rlng acted as toastmaster. Those outwlile
the city present at the banquet were: K.
W, Vaughn, George Wolts, H. F. Mjrgan.
Julius Beckman of Fremont. .Tames R.
Cain of Stella, Edgar Howard of Columbus,
Frank Bnbcork xf Kearney and F. A.
Schaufenberger of Hastings, exclusive of
the members of the class. The program
was an Informal ono, the toasts being In
formal. The banquet was the most largely
attended of any affair of the kind ever
given by the Masonic fraternity in Omaha.
Knights Templar Conclave.
Arrangements ore being made by the
grand commandery. Knight Templar of
Nebraska, for a large delegation of Ne
braska Templars to attend the triennial
conclave of the grand encampment of the
United States at Saratoga, July 9-13. It
the present plana are carried out the Ne
brasknns will go to Saratoga In a special
train from Omaha.
The grand lodge of Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons of NebrsHka will convene
In annual session In Lincoln In June.
The grand commandery, Knights Temp
lar of Nebraska will hold It annual meet
ing In Omaha, April 11.
The nobles of the Mystic Shrine of the
Oasis of Nebraska will hold their annual
reunion In Omaha April 19. Every prepara
tion Is being made for a very enjoyable
gathering, which will Include a ball and
festival in the Auditorium. Visitors are
expected from adjacent oases. Including
St. Joseph, Sioux City, Peg Moines, Lin
coln and Denver. ,
Overland council, Royal Arcnnum. will
meet Tuesday e 'enlng In the Hohrhnugh
building. Nineteenth and Farnom streets.
Interest In the approaching grand regents'
class has become raoro spirited since the
announcement has been made that any
member who gets five members in that
class will receive a solid gold watch charm
emblem of the order and the member get
ting the largest number of candidates will
receive an additional prlxe of his choice
to .the vnhiR of 110. The- time for this
work is between February IS and April 22,
The grand council will hold Its annual
meeting In Omaha April 3. Deputy Su
preme Regent E. A. Barbour will be the
Omaha lodge No. 1 held Its regular meet
ing and Initiated twelve Candida tea Tues
day evening. The balance of the evening
was spent in dancing andi a general good
time. luesday evening there being no
initiation and President 1. O. Barlnht mak
lng his annual Inspection of the lodges in
the South, the lodge members concluded to
bold, a Juvenile masquerade tiall
Western Here. .
Golden Rod lodge No. 10 met Tuesday
evening at Ftaternlty hall.' The entertain
ment committee announced that by special
VOIH..., UnntKAN 4.,.1.A ,.,..t.l Kb V.. .1.4 Tr,..,u-
dav jvenlng In the lodge hall. The dance
wl.l be open to the members and their
Knlirhts and Ludles of Security.
Omaha council is arranging to hold a
buznr and country store festival on the
evening of March 26. Council No. !t7G gave
an entertainment Monday evening under
the directum (if th "mvdtpHnim tn " A
large nuinuer 01 mernoers una menus was
luesfni, us were visitors iro:n neigoijoiing
council. An Interesting program was ren
dered. Degree of I'ocnhnntas.
Alfaretta council will give a high flvn
card party and dance Thursday evening In
Myrtle hall. Prizes will be awarded.
Improved Order of Red Men,
Jah-Nun-Deh-Sis tribe No. 2 will have a
class adoption Monday evening. The war
rior's and chief's degrees will be put on
with full ceremonies.
sidles of the Mnpeabees.
The annual ball of Uniform hive No. 35
will be given the evening of March IK at
Miller hall. Seventeenth and Vinton streets.
Music and refreshments will be add'tl nal
features of the program. The next regular
levlew will he held April 1.
The guards of laurel hive No. 13 will
give a mask ball at Fraternity hall. Seven
teenth and Farnam streets, next Saturday
I.ndlea of the f.rnnd Army.
Garfield clrcl No. 11 will hold a "swap
scclal" at Its next meeting, March 22. Sev
eral applications for membership are also
to be acted upon. All members are urged
to be present, as matters pertaining to the
approaching entertainment are to be talked
The drill team met Tuesday afternoon to
practice the floor work, with a view to put
ting It on at the department convention, lo
be held at Fremont In May.
Grand Army nf the Republic.
Considerable activity la manifest among
all the Grand Army posts Just now, in view
of the approaching department encamp
ment at Fremont In May. Omaha will send
a solid delegation to Fremont for T. R.
Crelgh, past commander of Grant post, for
The death of Chaplain B. F. Plffenbacher
of Grant post is generally deplored by all
Grand Army members. Rev. Mr. Dlffen
bacher was an ardent and loyal Grand
Army man and was highly respected and
beiovea in urana Army circles.
Tribe of Ben Hnr.
Omaha court No. Ill at Its last meeting
decided to give Its next dance for the bene
fit of its members and their friends Monday.
April 1. Next Monday Jewel court No 2
of Council llluffs will meet with Omaha
court and assist In initiating a large class
of candidates. Following the Initiation re
freshments will be served.
Ancient Order Inllrd Workmen.
All members and friends are Invited to
attend the public rally and reception to bo
given In Washington hall, March ift, at 8:15
p. m., In honor of Supreme Master Work
man Narvis and the grand lodge officers.
A musical and literary program has been
North Omaha lodge No. 1H9 held a meet
ing Wednesday evening, when four candi
date were Ir.ltiited and arrangement mad,,
to attend the Ancient Order of I'nlted
Woikmen rally and reception at Washing-
tun nail next weanesaay evening.
Brotherhood of Railway Virtue t.
Cftha lodee No. 1S met last Thurttosy
evening. William Wemmer was elected
delegate to the grand lodge convention, to
lie held In Chicago. Mr. Wemmer expects
to make himself heard at this convention
in an attempt to bring the next convnnllon
to Omaha, Thl was tried at the last con
vention In Buffalo, N. Y., but Omaha came
in second. This lodge Is arranging to give
a grand cash prize masquerade ball Saturday
niKht. March 2J. at Wuxhingluii hall, th
proceeds of which will be usrd to land the
convention. South Omaha and Council
bluffs lodges are Invited to attend, as well
as the public. '
Fraternal lulus of America.
Mondamln lodge No. Ill will hold It regu
lar meeting Monday evening.
The hlgh-tlve jarty given .darch 11 was
an nJouble event, there being twenty-five
tables In use. The prizes Were won by Mrs
J H. Ryan. Mr. P. Witiner. Mrs. Uait.e
Clark and Mr. Charles I. Singer.
On fcmier Monduy this lodge will give a
ETK BFfcClALlSin. Hutesun Oirflcal Co.
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Good Income-Increasing Value
This property constats of CGxl32 fert of ground, frontlnp; south on Farnani street. 132 feet enst of 24th street. The
Improvements are three 3-story brick buildings, renting for $2,076 per year. The hulldlnps are well built and In fair
condition. Would cost to duplicate new $18,000. This property combines the two essential elements of a Rood invest
ment, a fair, safe income and a steady, stable growth. It is one of the few properties that has not changed hands nor
changed In price during the late movement on Farnani street. The ground is solid, not filled. We hare one or two In
terested inquiries and expect to sell the property in the next ten days. Price; $iJ;LOOO' This is a cash price, but If
a purchaser wanted to pay part cash would submit the offer.
HARRISON , MORTON
912-913 NEW YORK LIFE.
LETTERS FROM BEE READEi
'olumbus Firm Talus Isaua with 0t:
It en on I' ail road Affairs.
NOTE ON THE GOEDDF-FISHt R Cl
Chndron Reader Snys Mother
Former Resident of Mom County
Hay Need Money from
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KrelBht llnlri and Farmers.
COLVMIU-B, Neb.. March l.T-To the
E.litor ot the Hee: We have been much
Interested In Dr. Miller and Mr. Yates'
cfrfenc. of railroad service In Nebraska,
published In The Uee March 11. From their
view point the ro.uls have been doing purely
missionary work for the citizens of tho
That the roads have done a great part In
developing the state la grati fully acknowl
edged. That the ix-ople have been willing
to reclprocnto Is evidenced by the many
grants nnd bonds voted the roads to aid In
construct!' n. If tho cood doctor and
Banker Yatts would come out to Colum
bus and attempt to make n reasonable In
come from an InvcFtment In land by rais
ing wheat and corn und r present tariff
rates they mlfTht perhaps change their
views. The rate on whe-nt from Columbus
to Omaha, 12 cents per 1X) pounds. Is from
two to five times ns nrarli per ton per mile
as it Is to carry tho same load on east or
south. It does not occur to us that there 1
any plaos where tonnage can he more
cheaply moved than between Columbus
We pay fcr western coal In Cclumbu
freight from point where It originate to
Missouri river, plus rate from that polrt
to Columbus, making wbout $1.00 a ton
more for the Fhort than the long haul.
What Is true of rates from and to Colum
bus Is Kikl to bo true over the state.
In the past few yrs I'nlon Pacific
stock has advanced from 12 to 11 cents to
close to 12. At the sime time mllllous
hsve been spent In betterment and phi-
nominal dividends have been paid. In j
view of the:ie facts It leoks to the fellow ,
raising corn and wheat that the roads are j
getting a larger per cent of a buahel of I
grain for transportation than that to which J
they are entitled.
The avernge citizen Is but little Interested
In the passenger rate. The belief that pre- j
vails throughout tho rural districts of Ne-
hrneka that a much higher freight rate is j
belrg rharged than should be Is respon
sible for the aeltation that has been going i
on for the nest year or twe. It does not;
look as though many of the rates In force I
could h successfully defended. That the (
people do not mean to be unjust is gener
ally admitted, and we think that Mr. Har
rlman'a proosition that the rnllronds, tho
public and the government get. together
will so n settle th. vexed question.
C. H. 6HEI.DON A SON.
CHAPROX, Neb., March 13,-To the Ed
itor of The Hee: It is with a great dVal of
Interest that I have read in The Bee the
history of the Herrmann Ooedde-Fisher
claim, since it began two years ago. Hav- j
lng known Goedde quite well when he lived
up In Pioux county, apparently being a,
young man of very fine family tn O.-rmany, ;
I cannot help but sympathize deeply with (
hlb mother there (If now alive) at the way :
thla affair Is drsct'lng along, since she may I
have bad mucn n cl of htr son's legacy, j
Our Captain Fisher, likewise one of th
earliest settlers of northwestern Nebraska, I
is a man of exceptional legal ability, to
whom no honor might be too high, being
now In his best years of nianhood, but I
have thought repeatedly on reading the
various article which you .have printed
about this case. "How lucky for him that
ho Is not a subject of Kaiser WUhelm."
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