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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1909)
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Coats and Suits
Our, Great Stock of, Coats, Suits, Dresses,
Three-Piece Suits and Furs Further
Reduced to Lessen Stock
Price Reductions on Suits
', Every suit in our entire stock now marked far below reg
ular prices, for quick selling.
Regular $22.50 and $25.00 Suits, on sale at $15.00
Regular $27.50 and $29.50 Suits, on sale at. .$17.50
Regular $32.50 and $35.00 Suits, on salo at ..... 822.50
Regular $37.50 and $40.00 Suits, on bale at ' $25.00
.Regular $45.00 and $50.00 Suits, on Bale at ; $30.00
Regular $55.00 and $00.00 Suits, on sale at $35.00
Price Reductions on Coats
Every Coat in stock reduced thus
Regular $15.00 and $16.50 Coats, on sale at $10.00
Regular $17.50 and $18.50 Coats, on sale at . $12.50
Regular $19.50 and $2250 Coats, on sale at v. .v. .$15.00
Regular $25.00 and $27.50 Coats, on sale at. . $19.50
Regular $29,50 and $35.00 Coats, on sale at $25.00
Regular $40.00 and $50.00 Coats, on sale at $29.50
per bushel sine ,1,868 has but once ex
ceeded the price In 1808. Although most
foreign people have had to be educated
to the value of American corn as a food
product, It la now an Important Item of
our foodstuff exports.
Cera of Utah Value.
"Tor a period of five years, from 1897 to
1901, we sent abroad from 176,000,000 to 200,
000,000 bushels annually. And although that
export has fallen to 56,000,000 bushels In
1908 and 17,000.000 bushels in 1909, It Is not
because coin has. lost value In other mar
kets. It Is being consumed at home more
largely because it I convertible Into other
forms of food. It Is. marketable In the
shape of cattle and hogs. Indirectly It
furnishes to the . food supply, the ' meat
ration, just as wheat- gives the bread ra
tion. The two cereals reinforce each other
In any estimate of the ; resources of a
country and Us capacity to suppui t popu
lation. .-'. ,-
'"From the Allegheny mountains to the
head natcrs of the streams that flow Into
(h. Mississippi and the Missouri Is the
empire of corn. Other products the earth
yields In abundance; hut, from a limit that
Is every, year being 'pushed further north
and down to the cotton line and beyond,
corn Is the great 'fcraple. ' Nine ' s-ratts,
stretching' '"froHr'ontor W .Oklahoma and
from Iowa tor Texas, produce two-thirds of
Hie corn raised In the t'nlted States, The
Villus of the nation's, corn - crop Is rnoro
then 2U pir cent of the $8,000,000,000 of value
created each year from the soil.
Nebraska la Front Line.
"Take your own state, so fitly chosen as
the scat of this celebration to King Corn.
Orflclul statistics of Nebraska give the
total value ot all products of every-kind
In the state'at something-' over JiW.000,000.
More than one-third of this consists of
grain, potatoes and hay. The largest sin
gle Mentis Corn, constituting more than
40 per cent pf the whole agricultural pro
' "Hut Ih addition to the ' nearly too.OOO.OOO
which It represents, there were on' your
farms last year more than 1130,000,000 worth
of live stock exclusive of sheep. A good
proportion of these cattle, horses and hogs
are the Indirect product of your corn
fields. While these facts demonstrate the
great prosperity of Nebraska and the
solidity of her wealth, similar slatlstios
may be cited from most of the states of
the corn b-lt Wheat, corn and cotton
are the three main pillars supporting the
structure of national industry and national
' Defines Ills Position Explicitly.
"Whenever the relation of food supply to
population, the effect of cholco of occupa
tion and trade and standards of living
upon the future maintenance ot the nation
are considered, a surprisingly large num
ber of well meaning people set down the
Investigator as an alarmist. Ho belongs,
they say, with the followers of the dis
mal doctrine of Maltbun, that men must
some day chouse between preventing the
birth of additional human beings and
seeing them die of starvation. Since this
stupid mistake seems, so easy and so com
mon, I refer to It early and explicitly,
"The true statement of the broad general
fact whloh It is. most desirable that every
one should understand la this: That this
country, cannot feed the population on
which It ' must necessarily have within
comparatively' few years. If jt does not
change Its agricultural methods'. The em
phasis i all on that. conditional clause.
"Germany, which vets the pace for the
world In commercial expansion abroad and
Industrial activity at home, has 300 Inhab
itants to the square mile. There are less
than 30 per square mile in the whole United
States. It could support 160 to th.i square
mile as eanily as any country In the world.
Soma of our statfs already have over tloe
that many. But no such population as this:
none suoh as we must Inevitably txpect In
the United States by the .middle of the
present century, can be maintained unless
we Improve and keep on Improving our ag
ricultural methods, t
"We cannot support our coming popula
tion upon the crop yield per acre that now
satisfies us. ".Ve have to transform a
(trowing decline In the value and pro
ductivity of our . soil under continued cul-
tlvatlon Into a rapid Increase In both. The
problem . can be stated simply. In the
three terms that it Invokes: Population,
occupation and food supply. These cover
the whole of It. j
Population and Crops.
"The population of the United States Is
now not fur from 90.000,00' For con
venience we may use that figure. It In
creases by from 2,000,000 to 2,250,000 an
nually, according to prosperity and im
migration. With a practically fixed birth
rate of 1.68, of course the additions from
that source grow annually numerically,
while Immigration lias brought us from
1760,000 to 1.2J0.000, of new inhabitants every
year since 1902. This will not declne per
manently while the United States main
tains Its high wage rate. Hence it is
probable thnt our population will reach
the 200,000,000 mark somewhere near the,
middle of the century. i
"A , reliable, estimate may be expressed
in terms of wheat, the great food staple
of the highly civilized races. This coun
try raised (364,000,000 bushels of wheat in
190R. The average for the !ast ten years
has been about 640,000,000. Our consump
tion per capita has been about six and
one-half busljels! It is Increasing,' with
the rising standard of living, and there
Is good authority for saying that It e is
probably now not far from seven bushels.
If that be tru, wheat production -wind
consumption, on the average, are Just
about balanced In the United States to
day. If that be true, In a little more
than a generation, even though higher
prices should raise our total produot above
the present figure, we shall be looking
abroad to seo where we can buy, and
pondering at home how we are to pay
naming; Off Public Lands.
"Area Is Inelastic. Our public !ands
are mainly exhausted. A few more years
will see the last of them. And. lest
they should not be squandered quickly
enough, we not only offer them to every
body under conditions that Invite and re
ward fraud, but when the government
finds Itself burdened with a particularly
holce and valuable tract of farm land
Quality risks are reduced to a
minimum il. you will but confine
your purchases of young peoples"
shoes to this establishment. We've
a reputation to maintain on this line.
GtRI.S' DANCING , SLIPPERS Ankle
trap styfes, or proper pumps. In patent
iesttier,.orplnk, blue or white calf. Priced
according to sizes,
at13.00, 12.60 . .
HOUSE.. CLIPPERS for girls, la red fur
trimmed Juliet styles, according to size.
at, per pair, 1.25, 85c,
and low as .. ,
Shoes for "Little Tots
Our shoes, for "Little Tots" are
sensible, broad soled kinds, strict
ly orthopedic lasts, built for wear.
$1.50, $2.00 and $2.50
t ' Size
The above mentioned "Ortho
pedics' for Utile tots, come in the
finest of patent, dull or white
buckskin leathers. Also patents
with brown, white, pink or blue
tips, and also red kid. Lines are
Popular style demands rigidly ad
hered to; lasts at the same time are
sensible and comfortable. We can
and will offer vmtly superior shoes
for the same and less money.
GIRL8' SHOES Goodyear welt button,
styles; orthopedic toes; dull or kid lea
ther with patent tips or patent leather. Ac
cording to size,
at 3.00, $2.50
RUBBERS, overshoes and leggings
girls, children, boys and for young people
in general. Large lines at really attractive
"Startrights" for Girls
Shoes for Boys
BQT8' BB0X9. One particularly pleas
ing line comes la blueher laoe style,
water-proof leather, double soled from
nesl to toe. Wtr and buckle around
toys. Just the oap.r for winter wsar.
a-rio.d according to slae, at la
S3, 91.75, and at
BOYS' BXOES. Bos calf or Teloo oalf
leathers, blueher lace style and welt
solos, the bast made at tli prices.
ricd acoordlnf to else, at, v J
per pair, fa.&o and , . .
BOTr SUTTOH SKOXS, Tery finest
dull or patent leathers, all slU fitted,
genuine welt soles. Crleed according- to
site, at pair $3-e0 i-
and . $ J
MOTS ILrPVTft ItAV.I mA
- - , 4fcfJ
uaais; souse suppers, la bright red
goat leather, just like the men's styles
priced according to alse, at i
1.60, $1.35 and 1
BOTa- BaVCXMO PUMPS. Vew lot 1.
w ttiui ieiaer, at, ct
TBI YOUHfl ffOPlTS
"Startrlghts" take In all the
qualities that make a girl's ahoe
good. Absolutely nothing better
3 A 5
"Bturtrlght" shots fur girls,
upon which we have built so fav
orable a reputation, may be had In
patent, dull kid or' tan leathers,
and, while built on sensible shape
lusts, they are stylish, and the
litST qualities made.
it holds a INtory and distribute It among
Tom, 'lok 'and Harry, no matter whether
farmers of xx-ulatora, after they have
been collected from distant parts of the
country, by' appealing to the passion for
"The public is Impressed by the state
ment that the Increase In the value of
farm products In the eltfht years from 1M
to 1W was rrom H.717.0OO,O0O to 17.412.000 000.
or R7 prr cent: ni that from 1SS7 to 1.07
the strictly agricultural crops corn, hay,
whrat, cotton, oats, potatoes, barley and
rye Increased In value nearly $2,0ifl 0 0 OX),
or 96 per cent. Thesa art faets that strike
the Imagination, and the Inorease last year
alone of .170,000,00 in the value of farm
products Is encouraging. Yet It Is only
ordinary business sense and sanity to
analyse . the returns and see where w
stand with reference to the future.
'There are ten states In ths union in
which the wheat crop was less In 190s than
It was In IMS. Twenty years have cut this
staple food product. In many cases, more
than one-half. The yield per sera, with
singularly few exceptions, Is falling In
ordinary years. Consumption per capita
tends to Increase, and new poifitllons adds
from 13,000.000 to 15,000.000 bushels every
year to the demand. This Is not a
prophecy of diaaater, but a plain state
ment of fact that any man can verify for
himself. The situation la in no sense des
pcrater' because we know exactly how It
can be met; but It we are Intelligent mon
we will face It fairly and Inquire intelli
gently what wa ought to do.
' Live stock Comparisons,
"There are no available statistics of live
stock raised for food purposes in this
country. The exports, however, coupled
with an Increase of 64.5 per cent In popu
lation, an Increase in the tiumber of
swine on the farms of only JIT per
cent. The flesh of ths hog enters Into
the dally food of a larger number of peo
ple than any other animal, and Is, there
fore, the best test of how far these sec
ondary produots of the soli that supply
the meat ratlorTf the national diet are
falling behind. , The only comparison of
any value to be made here shows that
Increase of production has been much less
than Increase of population in the last
twenty years. And while In the five years
ending with 1906 there were exported from
this country over 83,927,784 pounds of hides
and skins, the Imports in the same time
were nearly l,861.a7.102 pounds. Nobody
Is surprised, . therefore, to learn that In
these five years there has been an increase
in the price of hides ot every variety' at
Chicago, ranging from 14.29 per cent to 11.71
per cent, according to grade.
"The official government figure show
that the percentage' of exports of agri
cultural products from the United States
has been falling for thirty years. It was
79.1 per cent for the five years 1876-1880 and
H for the five years 1901-1905, and every
five-year period between the two showed a
decline from the preceding. Of course the
rapid disappearance of the national food
surplus Is also reflected in high prices at
home. The average price of beefsteak
in 1907 was 20.4 per cent higher than it was
ten years before; baoon was 61.5 per cent
highert butter, 37.1 per cent; eggs, 50.T per
oent, and mutton 80.6 per cent. Slnoe then
every housekeeper has had painful proof
that the upward slant of prices continues.
That this is due rather to decreased
supply than to Increased demand appear
to be Indicated by .the fact that commodi
ties obtained from abroad show no suoh
striking changes. The prloe of sugar in
1907 was but 4.1 per . cent more than in
1897; that of tea 6. per cent, and qf coffee
but four-tenths of one per cent.
oummansing me lesson of all these
coincident faoU.) it seems clear that some
thing must be dorfe to advance the agrl
cuuurai interest. The country, unless there
shall be a change, la approaohing the time
when It muat import wheat to meet homo
needs. Other food produots also lag be
nina me constant new demand Since that
demand can not be escaped, and since not
to meet it means want or a lowering of
the standard of life and comfort In this
country,, which . no American would wish
to see, there is but one course before ths
tiation. That Is to increase the productive
ness of the farm mo that the earth's gifts
may year by year equal or exoeed the
All that la needed to turr. an Impending
t ...... 1 a . . , . .
iuuu uencu into a surplus, to
support in plenty 150 or more perspns to
me square mile In the United .States, li
tne use instead of the abuse of the soil'
mm practice or mat knowledge which agrl-
cunurai scnoois and experiment station
nave already formulated .r
tuning oeiore tne people. It Is almost
as mucn an exact science as the building
of a railroad or a skyscraper or any other
oitor engineering. To double the volume
or tne products of the soil, at present ren
resenting an( Income of over $8,000,000 an-
uecomes, in the light of ascertain id
fact and repeated experience, as simple a
vuiiuing a nouse. '
Men os Ih Platform.
On the platform with Mr. Hill were O.
vr. yy aines, president National Corn ex
position; Eugene Funk, president National
vurn association; Wlllet M. Hay, assist
Mmeiary or agriculture; William
uourge. vice president American Breeders'
association; C. e. Roeewater, chairman ex
ecutive committee National Corn exposl-
tlon; C. C. Belden, vice president National
Corn association; C. F. McGrew, treasurer
national corn exposition; F, L. Haller
Home Miller, B. Buckingham. Kmli n.J.
del. D. B. Fuller. David Cole. W.s b.
ter, executive committee National Onm ...
position; T. F. Sturgess. secretary and
general manager corn show; Will A. Camp
bell, Commercial club of Omaha. Vlee
presidents National Corn association: V.
M. Shoesmlth, Columbus, O.; O. I Chris
tie." LaFayette, Ind.; O. E. Young De
troit. Mich.; W. H. Young. Athens. 111.;
R. A. Moore, Madison, Wisconsin; O. P
Bull, Anthony Park. Minn.: W. A. Whi.,'
Mitchell. 8. D. ; A. M. Ten Evck M.h..
tan. Kan.; John Fields. Oklahom. ri.
OKI.; A. M. Ferruson. 8hrm.n t-- .
H. Olln, Fort Cottfne. Colo': r ' to'
Thatcher, Pullman. Wash.; Martin Nelson'
Fayettevllle, Ark.t Alfred Atkinson, Boie-
man, oni.; T. L,. Lyon. Ithaca. N v .
C. W. Pugsley, Lincoln, Neb.; M. L. Bow.
man. Ames, la; S. M. Jordan. Columbia.
Mo.; V. C. Qllbreath. Bismarck. N D
H. J. Waters, president Kanras Agrloui
turul colleg.1 Prof. M. E. Hanson ,.,k
Dakota Agricultural college: Pmf w w
Mumford. Illinois Agricultural college"
lean C. F. Curtis. Iowa Agr.cultural col
lege; W. O. Paisley, ass'stant general mn.
ager National Corn show.
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HAVE YOU SEEN THE
itter Root Ya'
AT THE CORN SHOW?
Come in and let us explain our proposi
tion and show you how a 10-acre Charlos
Heights Orchard will make you independent
The Bitter Root Valley is the home of the
famous Mcintosh Red Apple.
The Mcintosh Red Apple is the only
apple that can be safely eaten in the dark.
Not a. worm in a carload.
We will sell you a 10-acre orchard, plant "
the trees, cultivate and irrigate for you until, it v ;
comes into bearing. If you desire we will con
tinue to care for it as long as you may wish for
10 per cent of the net yearly profits. .. , .. . ,
Come in and see our representative at
the Corn Show or write our home office tor .
full particulars. ,
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UI HI.IXUTO.1 MK.N GIVE I.lCHRO
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ead fot new Ulustratea fall eatalogae.
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day Stocks V
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1518-20 Famam St. Readiness I
Loral Off Iritis Eitrrinl. urn
Party at Omaka rink.
James J. mil and the men who aoonn,.
pand him from 8t. Paul wtre guest of
the local offlolals of the Burlington t a
lunenton at noon Thursday at the Omaha
club. A number of promlnsnt Omaha busi
ness men and bankers were Invited to tht
luncheon to meet Mr. H ll. Among those
James J. Hill. George W. Holdrege. James
E. Kelby. Charles F. Mandorson. Ueorge
W. Loemls, L. W. Wakeley. C. E. "pens.
C. J. Ernst, W: P. Durkee, Oould Diets!
C. N. . plots, O. W. Wattles, Henry W.
YaUa. W. H. WiUon, T. W. McCullough.
Mel Uhl, At Sorenson. Joseph H. allllard,
Luther Drake, A. U Mohler, C. J. Ureene,
W. U. McHugh, B. T. White, William
Waliacr, P. 8. Eustls of Chicago.. W. A.
Lanier of tit. Louis, L. C. Qiliuaa of tit.
fflOHE OF THE
L. W. Hill of St. Paul, J. H. Beek of
Today Mnsio Kali.
10:30 a, nu . E. Hlldebrand, snperln
tendsnt of Junior department, presiding.
"ITebraaka Boys' aad Olrls' Work," s.
O. Bishop, Kebraska state superintendent
of publlo lastrnotion.
1:30 p. m -Concert by Mexloan JTatlonal
SiOO p. m. Music hall, W. M. Davidson
"Agricultural and Zndnatrlal Work la
EUlnols," Z. O. Blair, Illinois state super
Other eserelses by schools.
4:00 p. mv Blograph HalL Superintendent
B. O. Bishop presiding.
"Bdueatloa of Olrls for Efflolenoy la
tne Iomi," Anna iols Barber, oonnty
rroperintsndent Christian county, Zlllnola.
'Missouri Corn Boys," B. IC Jordan.
4:00 p. m. Mnsio Xall. Concert by M.xl
eaa Vational band.
BlOO p. m. Oonoert by Msxloaa national
band and travelogue leoture.
NEBRASKA IS RECOGNIZED BY
CHILD LABOR AUTHORITIES
Ryder's Protest Asjatpst Impractical
Methods la Cosventlon I Pat
At the last convention of the National
Child Labor committee, held In Chicago,
fcrmer Labor Commissioner Ryder, a dele-
late from Nebraska, protested against the
Impractical, time-wasting method followed
In making up the program. Long papers
were read on the peculiarities of slate laws
With which all were fairly familiar, with
no time left for discussion of means and
During ths present week Mr. Ryder and
other members of the orgsnlsailon have
reoelved notice of the maetlng to be held
In Boston January IS, 14 and 16, 1910, which
contains this significant paragraph:
'We plan to make this meeting some
thing of a departure from our former ses
sions. In that w shall devote nearly all
the time to Informal discussions of th
various difficult problems that arise In
state and local work, Instead of consuming
It In the presentation of formal addresses
and tho reading t written reporta."
As the Nebraska delegation has thus
practically been recognized as having se
cured the adoption of a nrw deal for the
national niletlng of anti-cMld labor advo
cates, It Ic urged by Owen Lovejoy, na
tional secretary, that the state should be
strongly repreventtd at Bobton. The Ne
braska commltte soon 1U take up the
matter of securing the attendance of sev
eral delegate from this stale at the na
SOLE AGENTS VOR THE CELEBRATED
GIFFORD-WOOD CO.'S TOOLS
The Only Complete Stock In the West
8EN0 FOR CATALOGUE
Jas. Mon & Son
1511 and 1513 Dodge Street, Omaha
THE HEAVY WEIGHTS
in Winter Suitings and Over
coatings are still on pur
hands. So we are making
them to measure at these
$30 00 $28 00 $25 00
Overcoats and Suits
These garments are lined
luxuriously, and with infinite
care, and made faultlessly.
We guarantee absolute sat
isfaction and perfect fit.
301-306 South 16tl St.
Buy a Sanio for Xmas
D. F. Swanson Co. Inc.
418 fj. 16tk St., Omaaa, JTes.
Ind. 4318 OAIi TJ TJ Dour 8818.
Demonstration In Tons Home or .
at Onr Offloe.
TWENTIETH CENTURY; FARMER
The Best Varna Pa.r.
HIDAT aKO BAT. MAT. SAT.
Savld Bslasoo Frassata "
m t rioxTura hope"
Hzt landar, 4 Pays, Mat. Wednesday
THE AMERICAN IDEA
THIXIK f KiOANZA
and a Big Brllllaat Oom.iy Oast
tIAil BOW OB BA.LB
IS RUG ..5ai5
ise, tte. fi.
TOKIGHT MATtBKB 8ATUBOAT
' HO HASX.ST Offer
A BOMABCB Or Til riJUBSj
BTT!DAY l Us ins WEMT BOW1T"
K. ot C. to lialld Hall.
IIl'HON, S. l., Deo. (Special.) So
rapidly ha th order of Knights of Colum
bus Of tht city Increased that It Is found
necessary to either lease or erect 'a build
ing for It especial use. Aetlon to this nd
was take at the last mewling, when the
following ef fleers war elcoted:
Grand a.Mghl, frank li. liuik.; deputy
grand knight, J. P. Walsh; chancellor. F.
A. Ileynolds; financial secretary, CI. C. Is
senhuth; treasurer, Georgo Issenhulh; re
cording secretary, Harry C. Iaum; warden,
N. J. Cass; Inner guard, George Morse;
outer guard, T. Whalen; chaplain, Father
D. F. Desmond; trustees. Ed. Delaney, M.
L. Tobln and M. Mahowald.
PILES CI RED IX O TO 14 DAYS.
Paso Ointment is ,f utran-d lo cur any
ea. of Itching, linnd. B!..uing or fto
tiuding Pil.a In I to I. days or money re-
iuncUd iAc- ,
Clocks-FUliNtlV ;U a:.d Dudg.
' AWABCBO TlVDXTUi.S
Ms tint. Hv.ry Say gill Xver Bight 8:10.
'Ihis Week: "At the Country Club."
Uosario Guerrero, Cunningham and ilar
ion, tig. Luciano Lucca. Sanson .unj
Dellla, Les Myosotls. Eddie O. Koas, Kln
udrume and the Orplieum Cenuvit Or
chestra. Prices 10c. iio and 60a
Ga Y E T Y ? Uoto7s
(Formerly th Hurwuod)
L til Ail SHOW i
EZTBATAOASiSA AlfO VAUDBvir ?
T B.lloros U.org Arnistroag Ooait.
Botalng Oratr' in n. cntln tk
Cora Ikew. ..T7T,
Z.adi.r Dlnit 4ally 'a e-la"
an. ( day.) Base KU1 Bagtia ioli Co.
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