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TI1E OMAHA DAILY HEE: SATURDAY, 'AFIUTj 20, 1007.
ST CLOTHim SME
Entire Sample Lines.and Surplus Slock of S. H. Marks & Co., Hew York.
Bought at a Gigantic Sacrifice and Offered in Three Grand Bargain Lots
All Are Fine Up-to-Date Spring Clothes for Men
Hundreds of Omaha men are taking advan
tage of this great sale. The bargains are truly
wonderful, because the Suits art so well made
and so up-to-date in every way. Prices speak
Choce of S. H. M. 0 Co. V tl ))
Men's Spring Suits
Worth $12.50 and $15.01, af-
Choce of I ie S. H. M. 6 Co.
SPKWG SUITS FOR MEN
Worth $17.50 and $18.50, at-
Cioce of a fie S. H. M O Co. Sr cH
MEM' SPRIWG SUrS
Vi'orth $20 and $22.50, af-
1- 1 w I' . I
IBM- i -.A-. M!
Rogers-Peel & Co. Hand Made Clothes
Bnt Men' Suit In Alnerica
$17,50 to $35
J. L. DRANDEIS (D. SONS
Announce to th Mn of Omaha that wo have established
A NEW DEPARTMENT
This i a complete and up-to-date Merchant Tailoring
Department of highest character.
Formal Opening Saturday
In Handsomely Appointed Quarters on the
Second Floor -Old Store
A large line of choice Spring Fabrics
on display for your selection.
Suits Correctly Made-tMeasnre $1750 to $35
Trousers Correctly Made-to-Measure $5 to $125?
DIG SALE OF
A grat purchase of men's htgh
jtrade shirt Griffon, Saroy and
othr well known brand, bought
at New York Auction, negligee
or pleated boaont
$1.60 and $2.00 val
U n d e r
35c and 43c
8 u per lor
9SC to 3
Men'i $1.25 light weight under
shirts and drawers, at,. . . .)Sc
Manhattan and Star Drand Shirts,
$1.60 to . . .. .i $3
Headquarters for E. & W. and Cor
liss Collars for men.
for Spring Wear
The Brandels' Special Soft and
Stiff Hats for men. newest C "J
spring styles, at.
High-class Spring Hats, at, $2.60
jonn B. Stetson Hats, at. .$3.50
-y' mi Child's School Caps
at 25c, 49c and. QSl
- ins. v -r-,T
IN OUR POPULAR and FINELY EQUIPPED CHINA DEPT.-IN WEST ARCADE.
I Haviland & Co. 100-piece Dinner Set Dainty
desijn running through, flowers on every piece
including the covers and the upright pieces
the embossed leaf handle? are outlined and
handsomely decorated with rich coin fflS
gold, sale price is .eT
Dinner Set J. . Pouyant, manufactured in
Limoges, France; lavishly encrusted with pure
gold one of the most beautiful sets OA
ever shown in Omaha, 109 pieces, priced OU
Coalport . .China Sets Famous old Indian tree
pattern on very thin high grade China same
. n,s used by. our forefathers, 112 vQ C
pieces, at. ) J
'Open stock in proportion. '
Johnson Bros.' English Porcelain Sets elite
pattern, new shape body of this ware is abso
lutely the best made in England finest grade
semi-porcelain with deep glossy white glaze
handsome effects in beautiful apple blossom
decoration, traced with full gold, delicate but
beautiful, 112 pieces - , 85
Other sets at $4.95, $7.95, $8.95,
$11.85 and up to $8.50'
German China Dinner Sets 100 pieces, genuine
imperial superior grade China light in weight
transparent as English China real French
m.VZicX u?J2 bBy,UTho.0?urBn:r1i; China effects,1 worth $18.50, 085
H&C THAOC mark. jAanrf
i m iM, new. clean. 107 Pat
tern to nhonii from nothln old or
Rhonworn. The finest ware for your v j
BRANDEIS - BQSrOIN STORE - OMAHA - BRANDE1S
V U Big Bargains for Saturday in Our
New Housefurnishings Dept.
All Steel Garden Rake,
extra strong and well
made, rhreted 1 C
Steel Spading Fork,
four Una. D CQ
hanul. at...... OJi
Poultry Netting, 2-inch mesh, galvan
ized after woven, 12-in. width , .
by the roll O JC
. (Other widths In proportion.)
Screen Wire, best quality, doubla selv
ageby the roll of 100 square
feet, per square foot, . , ,iC
60-foot section 3-ply Garden Hose,
coupled with K-lncn brata spray
nozsle, will go 398
American ' Brand
House Taint, best
duality, ready, foi
use, Iff handsome co:
ors to choose from-
Bkko Wall rlnih, psrfent
anltary wall finish for
walls, cellinB, etc.. In 6 -lb.
packaaes, enough for
111 W- u.
a auro motn
Brandels' bouse and
Floor Paint, none
better made, guaran
teed, per gallon
BRAN DEIS BOSTON STORE
UNION PACIFIC WILL BUILD
Esldi on to ful'dinr oa Dcdr 8trst
' Eiqaartri Sits.
K0 OFFERS FOR PURCHASE ENTERTAINED
MeCaan lareBtmciit Company Atl
broker that the Site
and Structure Are
. Not for Sale.
Additional assurance that t'ns new Union
Pacino headquarters will b erected on the
site recently bought at Fifteenth and Dodge
streets was given Friday morning, when It
was definitely ascertained that the lots and
building of ths sits are not for sale, al
though It was stated some Urns ago that
their wars to be placed on the market. )
The lote are In charge of the MoCague
Investment company and a tentative offer
to buy the site was turned down by the
McCague company Friday morning. When
the orders for wrecking the building on the
sits were countermanded several weeks ago,
Thomas McCagus of the MoCague Invest
meat company, stated authoritatively to a
reporter tor Ths Dee that tie had been given
orders by the . Union Paclflo company to
rent the buildings or sell them If possible.
No effort has been made by advertise
ment or otherwise to rent or sell the build
ings and site, however, snd it is now denied
by the McCagua Investment oompany that
the site was for sale.
A prominent broker called ths realty
company 'phone Friday morning to aa
crrlaln what price was placed on the sUe
by the Vnlon Pacific, for the purpose of
making an offer If the lots were for sale.
He was curtly lnfnrmd by sn officer of
the McOague Investment company that the
lots were not on the market and no offers
would even be considered.
Let for loe Flaws.
The east half of the lot at the northeast
corner of Twentieth and Harney streets,
which haa been used for the public play
grouud, has been bought from the Byron
Reed company by the Independent Tele
phone company and a two-story building to
cost tUO.OOO will be erected for the general
offices and main exchange of the new tele
The lot haa a frontage of sixty-six feet
on Harney street and Is 117 feet deep, ad
joining an alley on ths east, and was sold
for IU.5CO. The new building will , be
6x 106 feet, the eastern wall to be built even
with ths alley line and allowing for eleven
feet of air and light space on the west.
While it has not besn definitely de
termined, the bulldlnsj probably will be
two stories in height, although consider
ation is being given to a three-story build
ing, and a deep basement.
The general plan of ths telephone build
ing has been decided upon and the arohltect
will be selected within a few days, when
specifications will be prepared and sub
mitted to contractors for bids as soon as
'In addition to ths main building at Twen
tieth and Harney streets, two other smaller
buildings will be erected, for which sites
are now being secured and the work of
construction will be pushed at ones.
Underground conduit" will be laid next
week In several alleys In ths center of the
city, for which cement, conduits and poles
have arrived and ths lines will be extended
throughout ths territory to be covered dur
ing the present season.
Friday mcrnlr.g the Independent Tele
phone company aoqutred another lot for a
sub-exchange building on Twenty-fourth
street, just north of Cuming street. The
lot Is 60x127 feet, having a frontage of fifty
feet on Twenty-fourth street, and was
bought for $4,000 from the McCague Invest
ment company. Several other lots for more
substations are under consideration, as It
is the intention of the new company to
establish thres. or possibly five, minor ex
changes In different part of the city.
If you have anything: to trade advertise
it In the For Exchange columns of Ths
Ben Want Ad page.
BEFORE AND AFTER TAKING
Trasifsricatioa rourht by ths Water Curs
in ths Arid West
PROGRESS OF WORK OF RECLAMATION
A Thoasand Miles of Canal Carry
InTlgorallna Moletnre to Thirsty
Boil, Insuring; Cultivation
KATE DOUGLAS. WIGQIN'S
Wow Chronicles of
Th 't thilJ i A mtrkan Urrmfmrt."
T. B. Alorich
Mrs. Wirrin's new stas-w srtll rm ana nt the most wet
come books ef the ytar. Rebecca Is a favorite la the
hearts of thsnxsndv She aas became a national favorite,
as she etnbedies a aatleaal type. Native wit and wholesome cbam of
antramnvtled American girlhood brighten every pe. Rebecca's old
fries ds Agar larrtl? ia these new eeisodes of her 1( la RJverhoro, .
Abijah, Mrs. CobK tmma Taaa, and the others. It Is a Story (lowtng
with buaior, lull of butnaa kindness aad winning realism. -
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JUT FVM.ISKID, ltLUTRATID t f. O. VOHIt, fOR SALS BY
tfATTHEWS, 122 BO. 15TH BT.
MOUflHTON. MIFFUN CO, WWYOM
The biggest real estate agency in the
United Btates as far as deals In farm lands
are concerned has Its headquarters on ths
sixth floor of the Jtlunsey building In Wssh
Ington, where Frederick Haynea Newell,
director of the United Btates reclamation
service, has his offices. This Is a very un
usual real estate agency. Its director is
extremely anxious to promote sales of
land, but Is nor- personally Interested In
the financial results. He offers In hts bar
gain lists a great lot of plots that have
hitherto been regarded as little better than
useless. Borne of the photographs he haa
to show the character of the investmsnt
he Invites settlers to make reveal dreary
wastes of sags brush country, where
notRlng grows now but Jack rabbits and
sage hens. But Just when he has almost
convinced the prospector that there Is no
use trying to desl with him, he turns out
another bunch of pictures showing these
same lands, or others of similar character,
after having been subjected to his special
treatment Now they are disclosed blos
soming like the traditional rose, covered
with neat, substantial farm houses, well
frown with shade and fruit trees, enriched
with gardens and decorated with flowers.
The Water Cure "Before and After"
Water tells ths secret of the marvelous
transformation. Stacked all around the
offices of the reclamation service, piled
on the book cases, hanging on ths walls,
filling the corners and every bit of not
otherwise usable space, are heaps of photo
graph. Many of them are of the "Defors
and After" kind, demonstrating what may
be and what baa been doue by ths service,
and many others reveal ths details of ths
tremendous undertakings, some of which
already have been carried through to suc
The reclamation service wss established
by act of congress in the effort to connect
the landless man with ths manless land.
Its business Is the practical application of
Irrigstlon to tracts of land In the arid
regions of the country where It was not
possible or at least not profitable for pri
vate enterprise to undertake the extensive
works necessary to assurs a continuous
sr4 prC'rr f!cw cf Tt. Tuirieea siaies
and three territories ars embraced within
ths field of operations of ths service.
Wheu congress took hold of ths problem
of reclaiming the waats placea of ths Amer
ican desert and making them habitable the
principle of Irrigation hsd already been
developed by private enterprise until very
snuoh. If not all. ths arid land capable of
reclamation through Individual effort Was
under Irrigation. That was Ova years ago.
Ths press of increasing population In the
humid stales had bean crowding men west
ward Into the desert for years, and on
after acother they had located along the
smaller streams. In the narrow valleys
and wherever they could persuade water
away from Its usual channels and lead it
over their fields. Thus every section of the
intermountain country had been invaded.
Fifty thousand miles of little dltchss car
ried water to more than ,00O,0u0 acres of
land whose former aridity had precluded
its usefulness as a producer of crops. In
several localities companies hsd been or.
ganized which had constructed more or
less elaborate canal systems to supply irri
gation water for profit. In this way about
1100.000,000 had been Invested, and from ths
lands thus reclaimed the farmers were tak
ing crops worth $150,000,000 annually. But
private and corporate capital had readied
Its limit. Irrigation, except as a govern
ment enterprise, had exhausted Its possi
bilities of development. Then Uncle Sam
took up the task and began sending out his
Department of Aarleulture Alda. ,
The Department of Agriculture Is Inter
ested with the Interior department In the
reclamation service. It established an ex
perimental farm on every prospect Irri
gated. The government farmer carries on
his work there and run a school for the
settlers, teaching them how to farm under
Irrigation, giving them the benefit of all
the government experts havs learned about
soils, cultivation, fertilisation, rotation of
crops and all ths rest of the science. The
wise men of the government study the
character of ths soil and determine what
sort of things it will grow best, and then
the government farmer shows the settlers
the beat methods of growing whatever It
Is and ths moat scientific' manner of han
dling the crop.
All things considered, when the real es
tate agent In ths Munsey building has fully,
exhibited his wares, ths prospective settler
Is much more likely to see on the photo
graphed' land not sage brush and jack rab
bits, but fertlls fields, fins crops, enticing
orchards, and comfortabls homea It will
not all come In a year, or two. or five,
and It will taks a lot ef hard work, under
conditions of life not entirely ; pleasant tor
ths first fsw years. But It Is far and aw;ay
ths best opportunity that offers today to
the man who wants to work with his hands
outdoors, and finds pleasure In growing
things out of ths earth. And sines the long
gone day when the black, loamy soli of the
middle west, along ths Mississippi and Mis
souri valleys, was all taken up. there has
been no opportunity for the farmer like
those offered by this government real es
' The First Project.
The first project undertaken by the re
clamation services was what is known as
ths "Truokse-Carson," In Nevada. It was
C - - - - -
Keep up the supply of fresh, young
blood and retain your strength snd
youth. Purify it and prevent ,
disease. Equalize the circulation
and avoid congestive headaches.
Rejuvenate the blood with '
old Everywhere. la bases Ike. aas SSa.
a scheme to pick up miles across country
and dump It into the basin of the Carson
rlvsr. scattering part of It along ths way.
This was the bass eof several oohnected
schemes Intended to unite the four prin
cipal drainage basins of the state. A total
of about 400,000 acres of arid land are thus
to bs brought under Intensive cultivation.
Ths projsct in Its entirety Involvse the sx
pendlturs of' about 19.000,000.
The contract for the main Truckee-Car-son
canal was let In September, 1903, and
ths canal was formally opened on June 17,
1806. the third birthday of the reclamation
Settlers So the Fore.
Another project which has been com
pleted Is ths ons called the Minidoka, In,
southern Idaho. There are about 130,000
acres on both sides of the Bnske river
that have been reclaimed. There was no
hesitation on the part of settlers there.
They flocked Into the promised land, en
tered their claims and began to prepare
to work their farms Just as soon as Uncls
Bam supplied ths water. They drove wells
to secure water for household uses, but
there was not snough to be obtained by
this method to do anything with In ths
wsy of fsrmlng. Every slgbty-acre tract
In the district has a family on It Three
towns have sprung up and a railroad has
been built through. Two years ago there
was not a single Inhabitant on ths land;
now there are more than 4,000.
Ons of ths biggest projects undertaken
was that of the Uncompahgre valley, In
Colorado, It involved the transfer of ths
entire Ounnlson river from Its csnyon bed
to ths valley of the Uncompahgre. This Is
to bs accomplished by means of a tunnel
nearly five miles long, which will pleroe
ths divide between the two valleys. Ths
flow of water In ths river varies from only
about TOO fast In very dry ssasons to more
than 20.000 In flood. Ths tunnel will carry j
13,000 second feet and the excess In flood
times will taks the old course of ths river.
The cost of this Work will be nearly t.ooo,-
000, but It will Irrigate more than UO.000
acres, vWork la now being pushed rapidly
on the tunnel.
Down in ths valley of Salt river, in
Aiiiona, Is another of ths big projects of
ths reclamation service, made famous by
the name Roosevelt, given to ths great
dam In process of construction. This dam
will rise to a height of 2U feet and will
be almost a mils long. It Is sixty miles
above ths town of Phoenix, to which a fine
wagon road has already been constructed
The Roosevelt dam will hold back LSO0.000
acre feet of water In an artificial lake
twenty-five miles long and CO test dssp
against the masonry. It will regulate the
supply of water for 200,000 sores In ths
vicinity of Phoenix. The power developed
at the dam and In ths various drops la ths
canals will bs utilised to Increase tbs
ier auppir in i'um vaiiey.
The village of Roosevelt, which has
sprung up at ths Asm sits, has a popula
tion of t,(Ne. although every one of Its
citlsens knows that tenures there la limited
to the time when ths dam .begins to hold
back ths waters of the river, for the town-
site will be covsred eventually by over 100
feet of water aad ths substantial business
houses, schools and churches will all havs
to bs torn down.
A reclamation of the work of the rec
lamation servtoe to January L 1M7, shows
that It has dug 1.M7 miles of canals, or
nearly the dlstsncs from Washington to
Omaha. Some ef these canals carry whole
rivers, like ths Truckee river in Nevada
and the North Platte in Wyoming. The
tunnels excavated are forty-seven In num
ber and have an aggregate length of nine
and one-half miles. The service has erected
ninety-four large structures, Including the
great dams In Idaho, slghty feet high and
(60 feet long. It has completed 170 head
works, flumes, etc. It has built S7S miles
of wagon road In mountainous country and
Into heretofore Inacesslbls regions. It has
erected and In operation 727 miles of tele
phones. Its own cement , mill has manu
factured 70,000 barrels of cement, and ths
purchased amount Is S12.00Q barrels. Its
own saw mills have cut S.081,000 feet,
board measure, of lumber, and (,5tO,00C
feet have been purchased. The sur
veying parties of the servlee have
completed topographic surveys, cover
ing 10,770 squars miles, an area
greater than the combined areas of Massa
chusetts and Rhods Island. Ths transit
lines have a length of ll.rOO linear miles,
while the level lines amount to 24,61 miles.
The diamond drillings .for dam sites and
canals amount to 47,616 feet, or mora than
nlns miles. Today the service owns and ha,
at work 1,164 horses and mules. It optr
stes nine locomotives, Z23 cars, and twenty
three miles of railroad, thirty-nine sta
tionary engines and twsnty-seven steam
englnea It has constructsd and Is oper
ating Ave electric light planta This work
hss been carried on with the following
force: Classified servloe, (90, Including
Washington office; laborers employed di
rectly by ths government, 1,600 laborers
employed by contractors, 1.100, or a total
of all forces of 10,000. Ths expsndttures
tstal nearly 11,000,000 per month. As a re
sult of the operations of the reclama
tion service eight new towns have been es
tablished, 100 miles of brsnch railroads havs
been constructed, and 10,000 people havs
taksa up their residence In the desert.
Nsw Tork Tlmea
Medical Men Pnasled.
Medical authorities at Rochester, N. Y.,
are wondering If there Is not some mys
terious infectious sympathy which produce
appendicitis through close contact with
those suffering from the disease. This state
of mind Is Inspired by a remarkable series
of cases which bos Just ocourred.
Dr. Frederick Zlmmer, chief surgeon in
the City hospital, spent the whole after
noon operating on several cases, then went
home to dine with his wife and daughter.
Immediately after dinner Miss Zlmmer be
came vsry 111. Her father found aha was
suffering from appendcltls. Miss Zlmmer
was taken to the hospital and operated on.
Ths operation was performed about S
o'clock. Before dawn Dr. Zlmmer wss called
to attend one of the nurses who had as
sisted him at his daughter's . operation.
While he was performing on that nurse he
got word hs would hsve to perform a simi
lar operation en the other nurse, ejso sud
denly stricken. v s'
Old Lovers Cnlted.
Forty years ago William K. Book waiter
of Greenville and Mrs. Harriet Hogentoler
of Plqua, O., were betrothsd. Over some
trivial matter the engagement was broken
and they separated, each marrying. Now,
after all the years, ths lovs of long age
has triumphed. Bookwalter and Mrs.
Hogentoler survived their partners and, .al
though the man Is now almost 80 and the
woman HA, they were married and have
gone to housekeeping.
Reflections nf a Bachelor
A widow with a fortune never has to be.
There Is hardly anything so stupid as an
argument where nobody gets mad.
A woman will believe anything heir hus
band tells ber, especially If no one else will.
A very expensive thing Is to have ao few
had hablta that you think you can afford
to get married.
People can come nearer to believing that
good wishes will corns true, when they .
Know they won't, at a wedding than any
where else In the world. New Tork Press,
tm0 a a ar a. -wsrjket a asMsam
are constantly worn by our leading citi
zens who long ago demon6tratea.tnat
they were unsurpassed lot
service and comlort. .
We are showing a f
stock of King Qual
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meet every requirement of Style, Fit, Finish, Comfort
And Durability Always give perfect, satisfaction.
U Sealer dees act carry "KXaitt QOAX.ITT", asad for Frteed Oetalof.
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