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T1IE UKK: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1D10.
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NY AVAST NORMAL i)L
rd Jeing . Importuned to Secure
O'XElili MAKING STRONG PULL
4 Dr. .ellhorsi of Pro and Mfrawr
McDonald of Kramer Will Have
Mtoca to nnf Ilegardlng
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Deo. 31.-Spwlal.);-JulKel V
tho letters wh
J the embers t
' se V f at a
hlrh ore being received by
of the State. Normal board,
location fif the new normal
fever heat In those' towns
competitor tor the school.
Vh,1'' Florence Zlnk, superintendent of
school of Holt county, has written the
board her reasons for wanting the school
at O'Neill. Others have urged O'Neill, but
O'Neill. Is not Include In the Itinerary of
the board ns mapi evV- oo,t, and, according
to the members' jif Lincoln, they have not
yet received a proposition from O'Neill,
though they understood one Is to be made.
If the proposition Is ftl:4 after the board
starts out It Is likely another trip W4I1
be made to the Holt county town after
the board returns home next Saturday.
Miss jZInK Sets -tout'. In her tetter the
number of teachers employed in lion
rounty sad estimated hiow many students
could b expected t attend such a school.
Holt county has more teachers, she wrote,
than practically all the other northwest
countles!f 'tlia state combined and O'Neill
conducted the largest junior normal of
any town In the state
.'onsllerab!e speculation has been in-
ill"' rwnniuu.B niw v,"",-,- - -
ous towns and the board sembers are
most bewildered with the amount 6f good
things said about,, each.
wi ' Tfo Mehibers. Will Decide.
V I From the start Alliance appeared to have
' the lead In favor with the dopesters, but
much depends . upon the , attitude of Dr.
Bhellhorn of Peru and Member McDonald
of Kearney. It has ben figured that
a school at Alliance wll'. draw from the
territory of both of the old normal schools,
owing to good train connections between
the places, while If the" school were to be
located at Craw ford-tea . territory . which
supports Kearney Nominal school and from
which Peru a!so draws students would not
be affected. The Crawford people are
urging the members from " Kearney and
Peru to thlrfk about-"their own Institutions.
Other objection" urged against Alliance Is
that it has only one. railroad, the Burling
ton. A town with two railroads would have
". two big interests aaverusing me sc.noui
and bringing In students, so the advocates
f of O'Nefll contend. That town Is on both
the Burlington and Northwestern. Should
Alliance discover it. was not to secure the
school. It Is said, friends of that town
would prefer the school going to O'Neill, as
that would liot affect Alliance getting a
1 scnooi laier.
Trip ' Hea-lna Sunday.
Advocates of O'NhMI, are quoting from
the report of former State Superintendent
McBrlen, that no normal school Is needed
,ln the west, or northwestern part of the
' stete for normal raining In high schools
and the Junior normals offer sufficient
schooling to irui ply" the needs In that dis
trict at the-' present lime' and for some
year ot oome!. ) ::..; .. ... r;
ObJectSon'-'tn yNelH haai been urged be
cause of Its closeness to. Wayne, where the
late has just bought a normal school.
The towns are about. 100 miles opart and
D'Nelll advocates Insist that both are
leaded and that students who would attend
l school at O'Neill would not go to Wayne
were there no school at the Holt county
In the meantime the board members are
saying nothing, but each Insists that he
had no idea . where ' the ' school Is to bi
located. The' board will start out on Its
rip Sunday night. I twill visit Alliance
Itnnqnet for" Tearhera.
The banquet to be gi.veh on the occasion
of the meeting of the superintendents and
principals of school at their meeting here
In January has been set for January 13 and
will be held at the Lincoln hotel. Superin
tendent Fred Mm Hunter of Norfolk will be
the toastmaster and v IV E. Mumford of
Lincoln will be master of ceremonies.
Other Business to Transact.
When the normal board starts out on its
, trip next Sunday night it will probably
hare settled before It 'returns considerable
business aside from inspecting the sites
for a normal school. V
While the' Information does not come
from a board member It is learned from
most , reliable sources that the board will
conduct a general shaking up of the Peru
pormal school. This shaking up will have
to do wlttf some action being taken regard
In Principal Crabtree. It was freely pre
dicted oefore the court handed down Its
decision, holding the law which abolished
r the, present board, unconstitutional, that
ff in Case ine court linu wiui wnjf, mi. V.IBU'
t' tree, would be asked to resign. This be
f caused It' was charged that, the superinten
dent? of tbd Peru school urged the passage
of the bill which had for Its object tne
abolition of tne. pYsffnt board. Whetnr
the board has any direct evidence tnal
Mr. Crabtree illil take an active part In the
An Inhalstlea lor
tereooteoe a Boon f Aathmatlos.
Dim -H not morm aftactiva to breath Is s
rwnedr " ' brtblog M"
t'j Irnr cure bui th sir, TraOarMI
MrfM vlih wry brh. glln .!
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am pi Ire Tenaeacr
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CoxllUoa of tlx lbro-t
Bead pooud tor as
UU Vuim auoet,
If yon have had bad bowels and
liver last year you don't have
this. CASCARETS wil make
your bowels and liver act right,
and keep them so. Many a sick,
tired head and body comes from
bad bowels. t
CAftCAKKTa-ioc box-work's treat,
meat, sll drurcs. tiigtreot seller in
na trwow MiUiua buses a uuuiio.
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passage of the bill, no public statement has
been made. It Is understood, however, that
something will be done on the coming trip,
regarding Mr. 'Crabtree's case. The boatd
will hold several meetings and transact
business when ever It feels like It while
on the Junket.
What Makes the Expense.
A voucher tiled by C. B. Manuel, super-
ntendent of the boy's Industrial school at
Kearney, shows that he has been expres
sing butter and eggn for the Institution
from Omaha, though no bill for the goods
was sent with the receipts for the express
charges for the shipment. The bills for
the express of shipments of butter were
as follows: November 30, 46 cents; Decem
ber 7, 45 cents; December 14, 46 cents; De
cember 22, express on butter, eggs and cel
ery, $1.18. '
In another voucher there was a charge
of $ti2.76 for bringing back an escaped In
mate from Chicago, .i, "t
Mr, Manuel's telephone bin for the quar
ter was $ii6.80. In the list of calls were the
following: Mrs. Manuel at Omaha to Mr.
Manuel, $3; to E. A. Walrath, secretary of
the populist state committee, at Osceola,
$1. There were several calls from Manuel
at Kearney to Manuel at St. Paul, where
the superintendent owns a newspaper.
The board probably will send back the
express bills for an explanation and to have
personal calls cut out of the telephone bills.
Doilniin Shoots Himself.
A. M. Dodson, a druggist of Tecumseh,
killed himself In a rooming house on P
street sometime last night and his body
was found today by the landlord. He had
shot himself with a 22-caIlber rifle. The
following note, which was In the room,
told the reason for the act:
"Am without money, sick and no work
that I can do in sight, bo I'm ending the
struggle. . Kindly notify my wife, Mrs
C. M. Dodson, Tecumseh, Neb.
"A. M. DODSON.
"Plesse return the two books to the city
Gardeners to Meet.
Gardeners and fruit growers of Lincoln
have called a meeting for 1 p. m. Monday
next at the Lincoln hotel, at which the
organization of a growers' association is
proposed, which will probably take action
upon the proposition to establish a market
house In Lincoln.
Probably the chief object of the forma
tlon of the local growers' association will
be to urge the enactment of the proposed
ordinance to prevent the hawking of fruit
and vegetables by those who Import the
stuff In carlots. Under the statutes and
ordinances It Is Impossible to prevent
hawking by those who raise their fruit
and vegetables In the county, and the pro
posed ordinance Is only designed to pre
vent the hawking of garden and orchard
produce raised elsewhere.
ONIONS AND GARLIC ARE '
TOO MUCH FOR NEIGHBORS
Ouster Snlt Started at Beatrice Be
cause of Strong: Odere of
BEATRICE, Neb., Dee. 31. (Speclal.)
Marle M. Colby against C. L. and M. L.
Rock, Is the title of a forcible entry and
detainer filed In the county court. The case
was called yesterday and continued for
nine days. The defendants In the case are
proprietors of the Owl cafe, which Is lo.
cated under Mr. Harden's furnishing goods
store. In her petition Mrs. Colby alleges
that the defendants, occupants, are "Un-
eslrables" by reason of the complaint
made by Mr. Hardei,, iwho has entered
strenuous objection ..to the malodorous
fumes of onions, garlic, frying pans, etc.,
Issuing from the room below In that they
eying with unrelenting tenacity to his
stock of goods and fill his place of busi
ness with a certain aroma that does not
tend to entice customers and Increase
SLOAN TALKS AT INSTITUTE
Geneva Lawyer Advises Farmers
Stlclt to Soil. '
GENEVA, Neb., Dec. 31.-(8peclal.) Lec
turers traveling under the direction of the
State university farmers' Institute bureau
closed a successful two days' Institute here
last evening. At the business meeting It
was voted to hold a two days' Institute
next year and the followln goffioers were
elected: President, J. H. Morgan; -vice
president, J. W. Hafer; secretary-treas
urer, C. J. KlmbrouKh.
Aside from the addresses of the regular
lecturers, a feature of particular Interest
that drew a large audience was the ad
dress of Charles H. Sloan of Geneva on
"Back to the Boll.' Mr. Sloan took strong
ground against the tendency of young men
and women to leave the farm to seek a
doubtful success in the great cities and
produced substntial facts to support his
arguments against such a course. When
the first United States census was taken
only thirty-four persons in each thousand
lived In cities. In 1910 311 persons In each
thousand were city dwellers, clearly a ten-
fould Increase and Is now probably 450 or
Continuing, Mr. Sloan discussed other
phases of his comparison between the op
portunities of the young men and women
on the farm and those In the cities. Farm
life, he said, Is superior In comfort, social,
educational, political and financial advan
tages. He advocated agricultural eduoatlon
and had used his own prescription, as he
Is a graduate of the famous agricultural
college of Ames, la. -
Wihle Mr. Sloan 1s best known as a law
yer, he personally superintends the de
tails of all of the farming operations on his
large farm adjoining Geneva, He Isone of
the heaviest cattle feeders In this section
and more grain and hay are consumed on
his fam than even Its large crops produce
and a stiff local market Is thus created.
Tramp Ransack Farmhouse.
LINDSAY, Neb., Dec. m.(ipecial.)-The
home of Jesse Cunelley, living two miles
southwest o here, was entered by a burg
lar this afternoon while Mr. Conelley and
wife were doing some shopping in town.
Alice Sciiod, a girl about 12 years old, was
left In .arge of the house and children.
ou uuuueu a man inai ,iooKea like a
tramp coming toward aue,b,o,use. She then
hid behind a corn shed. The. man ransacked
the house, burning various articles, such
as toys and things lying loose, at a meal
then took a few trinkets, a, loaf of bread.
a pound of butter, some cream, and then
took his gun and killed a couple of chick
ens and took them' along. He had aUo
started a fire which the girl, however, ex
tinguished before it did very much dam.
age. No trace of him had been found, al
though the robbery was committed about
4 p. ni. 1 nbroad daylight
Miller's Hand la Crushed.
FALLS CITY, Neb., Dec. 81. (Special.)
Mr. Herman Lubach, owner of the Muddy
Mill, met with a serious aocldent at his
mill. While working with the machinery
the mitten on his right hand was caught
in the rollers. The hand was drawn In and
badly crushed before he could throw the
machinery out of gear. Drs. Boon and
Urmn amputated all of the fingers and
part of the hand which had been crushed
to a pulp. The thumb and a part of the
little finger were saved. Mr. Lubach has
been owner of the mill property only
few months and was not familiar with tin
working of the machinery and his Injuries
might have been much more serious had
it not been .for the presence of mind of
Federation Will Listen to Paper and
Addresses and Will Recommend
New State Laws.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. . (Special.) The Ne
braska Federation of Labor will meet at
South Omaha at 10 o'clock on the morning
of Tuesday, January 4. This Is the first
meeting of the federation since its organll
satlon In Lincoln last June. The success
of the convention Is already assurred, for
there will be fully as many delegates In
attendance as attended the Lincoln meet
ing. Tuesday morning's session will be de
voted to hearing the report of the creden
tlals committee and the annual address of
the president. The annual report of Secretary-Treasurer
Hart will also be submitted.
' Immediately after the noon hour the con
ventlon will get down to business and begin
paving the way to secure needed reforms
along Industrial lines.
Tuesday evening a mass meeting will be
held, to which everybody is Invited. Mis.
K. R. J. Edholm of Omaha, executive secre
tary of the Nebraska Society for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculosis, will de
liver an address on the work of the society,
and her paper will be dlscusr.ed by Dr.
Qlfford, Colonel T. W. McCullough and
others. Prof. George E. Howard of the
University of Nebraska will also speak.
taking for his topic the work of the Direct
Legislation league, of which he is president.
The South Omaha Commercial club Is ar
ranging to entertain the delegates, and
among other courtesies will show the visi
tors through the South Omaha packing
President Maupln has appointed the fol
Resolutions F. M. Coffey, Typographical,
Lincoln; J. C. Trouten, Federal union. South
Omaha; S. A. D. Smith, Blacksmiths,
Havelot O. J. Randall, Street Railway
Employ -n Omaha; I. J. Copenharve, Typo
union Labels and Shop Cards R. M.
Cave, Barbers, Fremont; H. C. Peate,
Typographical. Lincoln: T. W. Parker.
Cigar Makers, Lincoln; Fred Schule, Tail
ors, Lincoln. .
Organisation L. V. Guye, Barbers,
Omaha; T. C. Kelsey, Leather Workers.
Lincoln; J. J. Fenon, Structural Iron
Workers, Omaha; Harry Legg, Bartenders,
Credentials Louis Connellev, Stereo
types, Omaha; F. M. Coffev, Typographi
cal, Lincoln; T, O. Duckworth, Barbers.
Finance Jacob Kaufmann, Brewery
Workers, Omaha; E. J. Morrow, Street
Railway Employes, Omaha; John Lambert,
Legislation V. B. Kinney, Typographical,
Omaha; T. C. Kelsey, Leather Workers,
Lincoln; Jacob Carter, Horseshoers,
Omaha; A. F. Schwenker. Barbers, Lin
coln; H. W. Mattoon, Railway Clerks.
Laws C. J. Randall, Street Railway Em
ployes, Omaha; B. F. Creel. Barbers,
Omaha; E. B. Cummlngs, Leather Work
President's Report Guy Smith, Brewery
Workers, Omaha; Frank Chevrant, Stereo-
typers, Lincoln; Xavler Stadler, Stone
Secretary-Treasurer's Report J. C. Trou
ten, Federal union. South Omaha; S. Lewis
K.ayer, wrewery Workers, Omaha; H. C
Jacobs, Fire department. Omahai
Co-Operaxion F. C, .Welnar,- Switchmen,
unmim, iiou utilizer, iainers, Lincoln; A,
F. Schwenker, Barbers, Lincoln.
Grelvances E. R. Ricketts, Carpenters,
Nebraska City; S. A. D. Smith. Black
smiths, Havelock; A. D. Smlll, Typographi
One of the most Important tasks of the
federation will be to arrange to draft laws
for presentation to the next legislature,
The federation will seek to scure an en-
largment of the employers' liability law,
the establishment of a board of arbitration
and conciliation, the abolition of the con
vict labor lease system, the establishment
of a state printing office and a clearer
definition of the rights of labor. The feder
ation will also seek to put the State Labor
bureau on a better basis, making it a
greater factor in the protection of the
Nebraska News Notes.
BEATRICE A fine program Is being
prepared for the farmers' institute school
to be held In this city January 10 to 15.
PLATTSMOUTH A family reunion was
held In, J. he home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
W. Glenn In this city today. Their seven
sons and four daughters being present.
PLATTSMOUTH Henry B. Mayo, aged
53, of Atlantic, la., and Anna Lowe, aged
49, of Valley Junction, la., were united in
marriage in this city by Justice M. Archer.
SEWARD J. H. Davis, for many years
manager of the Iowa-Nebraska Grain Ele
vator company at Staplement, this county,
has gone to Albion to manage the Trans-
HUMBOLDT Georae Brenner and Mian
Hazel Wing, two well known young peo
ple of this section, were united In mar
riage at the Evangelical parsonage In Ver
don, the ceremony being performed by
nev. w. m. uarrtes.
HUMBOLDT Ouy Hummel and wife.
Charlie Beutler and family and W. N.
Tuder and family, members of the Hum-
Duiut colony in Canada, have arrived In
this section to spend the remainder of the
winter with relatives a.nd friends. The
Tuder family also leaves next week for
Kentucky to spend a few weeks at their
old home In the Mammoth Cave section.
HUMBOLDT Mrs. Selena Sansome. one
of the pioneer residents of this place, was
unuea in marriage yesterday at the office
of the county Judge to John W. Lee, a
farmer of Berada precinct. The bride was
59 years old. while the groom Is nine
years her senior.
ri u MBULin-r ainer Menricn Mever. a.
pioneer resident or the Long Branch neigh
borhood, died at his home at the advanced
age of 79 years. Deceased was a home
steader in this section thirty-five years
ago. at wmcn lime ne came rrom the old
country. Funeral services were held at
the Long Branch church, with Interment
at the cemetery there.
SEWARD The History and Art club of
this city will be at home to the Fin de
Steele and Womans clubs, with their hus
bands, on New Year's day, at the home
of Mrs. Thomas Henry Wake.
SEWARD George Thomas has bought
seventy-two feet of front on Main street,
east of the F. W. Goehner block, and will
build a b'ock of three business houses.
One will be a garage for the automobile
business, in which he will engage.
PLATTSMOUTH Harry Whitlow, the
Missouri Paclfio operator, stood beside the
trsck with a message for the engineer,
when his arm was struck by the engine,
sending him sprawling to the sidewalk,
but fortunately he was not drawn under
BEATRICES The coroner's Jury inquiring
Into the cause of the death of Frank
Allen, a young farmer, who was found
dead yesterday morning at his home near
FUley. returned a verdict last evening to
the effect that death was due to aloo
holism. BEATRICE Rev. John H. Bankson, pas
tor of the Methodist chuch at Swanton,
Neb., and Miss Edna May Rathbun were
married at Ellis Wednesday evening. Rev.
R. N. Orrlll officiating. They will make
their home at Swanton.
PONCA Robert Belter was severely
crushed by one of his bronchos yesterday.
He went into the stable on the opposite
side from which he was accustomed to go
when feeding them and one horse pushed
him against the sids of the stall so hard
that several of his ribs were cracked, if
not broken. He has been unable to work
since, but it is thought his Injuries will
nut prove serious.
Keep Chamberlain's Liniment on hand
It Is an antiseptic liniment and causes
wounds to heal in less time than by an
other tree '
LOSC STRIDE IS WYOMING
Fire Millions Increase in Value of
Output of Industries.
LIVE STOCK STILL IN TlIE LEAD
Thlrtr Millions Estimated Worth of
Flocks and Herds, 22,000,000
la Mines and (116,000,000 la
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 81. (Special.)
Wyoming may well view wfth satisfaction
Its Industrial advancement during 1909, the
value of the products of the three prin
cipal Industries of Its 150,000 Inhabitants
having Increased during the year approx
imately STi.OOO.OOO, the record of these In
dustries during 1909 standing at approx
imately Sttt.OOO.OOO, as against approximately
63,0 0,000 during 1908. Classifying the three
Industries referred to In the order of their
importance, their value to the State during
1909 is as follows:
Minimr -. 22.0.HMJU0
Live stock raising ..
Other noteworthy features of tho year
were a gain In populatlun of JO.OtX), the
present population being 1&0.000 In round
numbers, as against 14j,000 a year ago; pn
Increase In assessed, valuation; of more
than $100,000,000, the greater part due to
taxation on adequate valuation of prop
erty for the first time In the state's hts-
tory, out a Buosuuiutu puii uuo
velopment and Increased wealth, and the
beginning of railroad construction which
will develop rich sections of the state and
add thousands to Its population through
The agricultural Industry In Wyoming
during l!09 advanced to third place In Im
portance, being second to mining for the
j Increase In Agriculture.
' The increase In agriculture is due to two
cauBes irrigation development and the dry
farming movement. . The latter Is putting
to profitable use Immense areas of the
state until a few years ago considered use
less save for live stock pasture, and during
1909 several hundred thousand acres of
land was entered In the government land
offices by bottlers attracted by the possi
bilities of dry farming. The chief settle
ment of this character has been in Lar
amie county, but dry farming has become
an institution In nearly every county of
the state and at the present rate of prog
ress will eventuolly result in the suc
cessful raising of crops on several millions
of acres of the state's semi-arid areas.
Grain during 1909 grew prollfically on
thousands and thousands of acres which
the preceding year had been virgin prairie,
and which Is not within miles of the near
est stream or Irrigating cahak- Practically
every variety of crop that can be grown
In the state under Irrigation has been
grown during the past year through the
scientific conservation In the soil of rain
fall. ' - . . T...
A marked Impetus to the dry farming
movement In the state resulted from the
Mondell 320-acre homestead act, which per
mits the homesteader to enter on 320 acres
of land suitable for dry farming, whereas
only 160. acres may be eBtered where any
part of the tract homesteaded Is subject to
Nevr Tracts Under Water. .
Irrigation statistics for the yefr are not
available, official reports in this field being
compiled biennially and this being the In
termediate year. Several burflred thousand
acres of land were brought ( under water
for the first time during the year, included
In the larger tracts being 11,000 acres
watered by the' Wyoming" Development
company, 20,000 by the Shoshone govern
ment project, 30,000 by the Pathfinder gov
ernment project, 20,000 by the Platte' valley
project and 15,090 by the Eden project. The
greatest reclamation, however, was repre
sented by the many scores of smaller cor
poration or community projects and the
hundreds of Individual projects. On the
basis of the development In Irrigation dur
ing the preceding two years, It Is probable
that 1,000 miles of Irrigating canals, great
and small, were constructed or begun dur
ing the year. The cost of irrigation works
completed or begun during the year Is be
tween 110,000,000 and $15,000,000.
Notable Irrigation developments during
the year were the completion of the Path
finder dam, the source of the water storage
as the result of which 250,000 acres will bear
crops, the completion of the Shoshone dam,
creating a reservoir for the reclamation of
150,000 acres, and the highest dam In the
world,-rising 816 feet above the bed of the
Shoshone river, the reorganization of the
Big Horn Basin Development company,
owner of the Oregon basin project, which
will reclaim 800,000 acres, the Idleness of
the Wyoming Central Irrigation company,
which controls water rights sufficient for
230,000 acres, but which Is delaying the
development of a fertile section of the
state through Its failure to construct works
or the utilization of the water It controls,
the rapid progress made on the James Lak
system, which will reclaim 50.000 acres
the beginning of work on the Saratoga
veney system, under which 85,000 acres will
uti rciaimea, me reorganization of th
La Pre:e Canal and Ditch company and the
enlargement or the scope of Its system
from 40,000 acres to 110,000 acres, and the
completion of the Wyoming Development
company's supplementary system, under
wnicn 11,000 acres will be cultivated.
Eight Blllllon Dollars In Wool.
While the wool production of the state
aunng iw increased to 40,000.624 Dnnnrt.,
of the approximate value of $8,676,133 this
production placed this state well ahead
of Its nearest competitor for first place
In the American wool growing column,
Montana, the second state, being several
minion pounds Denind. The Wyoming pro
ductlon of the present year was an In
AAAaiA. l . . A. A AAA A.U
" uuui a,uw,uuu pounds over that
oi ism. jne sneep of the state in 1909
sr.earea neavier fleeces than in the pre
ceuing year Decause of severer climatic
uuiuuions. ji is not orotah tf thai th.
iiu wool production will nearly aDomarh
mar or rwj, as tne number of sheeD in th
state nas been greatly reduced since th
last shearing season, by heavy shipments
to market and storms, disease and preda.
tory wild animals are decimating the
During 1909 approximately 1,800.000 head
of sheep and lambs were exported from the
state, returning to the flockmasters $7
008,076. The total received by flockmasters
from sheep and wool sold during the year
was about U5,G84.208.
An interesting teature of the year In
connection with the wool growing Industry
was the arrest and prosecution for the
first time since range rivalry between ca
tlemen and sheepmen began of cattlemen
who undertook to control certain section
of government range by foaca of arms.
Profitable Year tor Cattle.
The cattle industry experienced a profit
able year. Approximately rs.OOO head of
cattle were exported during the year, sell
Ing at xs.5uo.ouu. This was an Increase of
about $3,000,000 over the business of th
preceaing year ai tne ena oh the year
there remain In the state probably 800,000
head of cattle.
A change In the cattle raising 'Industry
was In progress during the year, the trend
being toward the elimination of the very
large herds and the running of small
bunches by a much greater number of
ranchmen and farmers. This Is the result
of the enforcement of the federal law
against the fencing of the publlo range.
the settlement of the range country by
homesteaders and the encroachments of
sheep on the ranges hitherto given over
entirely to rattle. Eventually there will be
About 15.000 head of horses were exported
during the year, returning to shippers
$4i0.000. The swine output of the year was
valued at approximately $76,000, represent
ing 7.500 head.
Oil and Gas Fields.
The most Important oil and gas develop
ments of the year In Wyoming occurred
In the Big Horn and Fremont county fields;
In the latter there was marked activity at
several points, and especially In the Dallas
district, where the Power's Internets, which
are backed by Dutch capitalists, brought
In severnl wells of large production, built
a pipe line connecting the wells with the
Chicago & Northwestern railway and in
stalled storage tanks with a capacity of
several hundred thousand barrels. This
syndicate Is progressing steadily with the
development of its property and expects to
supply the Chicago & Northwestern with
oil for fuel use, several of the railroad's
locomotives now being equipped with oil
burners In which the Dallas product has
proven entirely satisfactory. The Powers
Interests at present. It is stated, could sup
ply a demand for 10,0 0 barrels dally with
the assistance of other concerns in tho
same district on which It could draw. The
concern has so much oil that on July 4,
as an Incident of the Lander celebration,
it burned a lake containing 60.000 gallons,
the fire affording a magnificent, albeit
Natural gas In Immense volume was de
veloped during the year In the Oreybull
field of Big Horn county and has since
been piped Into Basin and Greybull and
Is In domestic use In both towns. Alford
Bros. & Lamb, who developed the gas
field, now can supply an output of 10,000,000
feet daily, and It is estimated that the sup
ply could be increased practically without
limitation merely by the sinking of addi
Hill Will Build Railroads.
When, shortly before the close of 1908,
tho Hill interests secured control of the
Colorado & Southern, It was prophesied
that the denl would have an Important
bearing on the railroad situation In
Wyoming. Developments during the last
half of 1909 show that the prophesy was
As a result of the acquisition ' of the
Colorado & Southern, the Hill Interests
have arranged for the most extensive cam
paign of railroad construction Wyoming
has known since the Union Pacific was
built more than forty years ago, and a
portion of their construction has already
For the purpose of securing a direct
route from Galveston to Puget sound, the
Hill Interests will build several connecting
lines between roads which they control,
and will also rebuild portions of the ex
isting roads. The most important portion
of thlB work will bo done in Wyoming,
here the Colorado & Southern and Burl
ington lines will be welded Into a single
The construction now decided upon, and
partly under way, will give the Burlington
about 800 mllos of new trackage In Wyom
ing, and a total trackage In the state of
between 600 and 700 miles, considerably
mnre than the Union Pacific, which Is at
present and has always been the state's
greatest railroad. The cost of the Burl
ington work which has been laid down will
be approximately $10,000,000.
Work on Cnlon Paelflo. ' '
Aside from those' associated with the
Burllngton-Coloradov Southern '-comblna
tlon, there have been few railroad develop
ments of Importance In the state In 1909
The Union Pacific, during this year, com
pleted thirty miles of double tracking be-
tween Orecn River and Granger, and began
work on an additional sixteen miles be
tween Green River and Rock Springs. A
short branch Is being built from Kvanston
to the coal mines at Almy, a distance of
about three miles.
During the flrit half of the year the
Union Pacific completed the Carr-Borle
cutoff, which had also been delayed by
the financial stringency. This cutoff, In
cluding about sixteen miles of trackage,
avoids Athol hill and connects the Cheyenne-Denver
line at Carr, twenty miles
south of Cheyenne, with the main line at
Borle, eleven miles west of the city. A
sub-cut-off "Connects the main cut-off with
Corlett, on the main line five miles west
That the Union Pacific has not aban
doned Its Intention to some day build a
cut-off from Chappell, Neb., to Medicine
Bow, Wyo., by which Its main line will
be carried 100 miles north of Cheyenne and
fifty miles north of Laramie, Is Indicated
by the several parties of surveyors which
It had In the field during 1909 along the
route of this proposed cut-off.
During 1IW9 the Laramie, Hahn's Peak &
Pacific extended Its Laramie-Albany line
southward toward Walden, Colo., and dur
ing the coming year this extension will be
completed, giving the fine North Park dis
trict of Colorado Its first railroad outlet
and diverting a heavy business northward
Output of Coal Fields.
The production of coal Is the only
branch of mining which has been exten
sively developed In Wyoming, the value of
the coal output during the last year hav
ing been more than a score of times
greater than that of all other mine prod
ucts combined. Yet so vast are Wyom
ing's coal areas that the 1909 production of
8,500,000 tons, valued at $21,000,000, repre
sents the development of only a fraction
of 1 per cent of the coal fields of the
While the coal output and Its value dur
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'New Year's Greeting:
A year ago we wished you a happy and pros
perous twelve-month 1909. We enjoyed a most
flattering patronage during the year just, closed
' and we hope your year was more, prosperous
than we had hoped. Now, at the beginning of 1910,
we greet you again, and wish that the, new year
will bring so much happiness, so much prosperity
to each and every resident of Omaha and vicinity
that your most prosperous year of the; past will
look like misfortune when compared with 1910.
Our store will remain closed on January 1, 1910.
KING-SWAN SON CO.
The Home of Quality Clothes
Have you road the Ford nd" in this
week's Saturday Evening Post?
Read it, and then call on us, and see
the Ford Cars. ' '
Ford Motor Co.
Temporary Location, 1818 Fa.rnam St
ing 1909 Is In advance of that of 1908. no
new mines of Importance have been opened
In the state during the last year and sev
eral old mines have not been operated. The
outputs of many of the major collieries,
however, have been largely Increased
through more extensive development and
the collieries of the state are now capable
oi a much greater production annually
than that represented by the 1909 output.
An Interesting feature of the year in
coal mining was the abandonment last
spring of the famous No. 1 mine at Rock
Springs, tho oldest and greatest In the
state, both from point of extent of work
ings and from that of quality of produot.
No. 1 finally was driven so far that the
expense of hoisting the product to the
surface became prohibitive except through
a vertical shaft. So the mine was closed,
but subsequently the" sinking of a vertical
shaft was begun and in course of time the
famous old mine will again be producing.
Although Wyoming is bounded by states
Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and
South Dakota whloh annually produce mil
lions of dollars of. revenue from metal
mines, this Industry In this state Is hardly
,ln the first stage of its development.. Ex
cept for the Iron output of the great mines
of the Colorado FUel and" Iron company at
Ironton and Sunrise, the metal output of
the state during 1909. may' be considered an
almost negligible quantity.
State's Mineral Wealth.
Accurate figures of tho state's mineral
production during the year are absolutely
.lacking, there being no publlo system of
keeping statistics of the industrial affairs
of the ajate,,. Jmt ..estimates jlace the
amounts, as follows: Coal, $21,000,000; Iron,
$000,000;' gold, $75,000; copper,- $10,000; build
ing stone, $00,000; copper, $10,000; oil. $50,000;
miscellaneous, $25,000; total, $22,020,000.
Except for the work of that character
which is performed In railroad shop plants,
there Is little manufacturing in Wyoming.
There are small , manufacturing plants
scattered throughout the cities, but they
are local In their character and business
and the total of their output during the
year is small. Probably the manufacturing
Industry during the year represented the
expenditure of $1,000,000, which Is a de
crease from the record of 1908. when the
large rolling mills of the Union Pacific at
Laramie were In operation for a portion
of the time. Those mills were idle dur
ing the entire year of 1909.
'' Sleigh Overturns.
UTICA, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special.) Three
accidents occurred last evening as a party
of young folks were returning In a bob
sled from the home of Henry Balster,
where they had been entertained during
the evening. As they were coming out of
the home place Carl Caldwell, who was
driving, did not notice that he was driv
ing off of the end of a culvert. The
sled tipped over, but the horses stopped
Immediately. It was found that Miss
Louie Boon suffered a fracture of the
right arm and. her right shoulder dislo
cated. Miss Caroline Rutenbeck received
a few bruises by being thrown against a
post, while George Leonard also received
a bruise on-his head. All attention was
paid to Miss Boon, who was rushed to her
home and doctors summoned. They re
duced the fracture and made her as com
fortable as possible, but she is suffering
WAYNE, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special.) Mr.
and Mrs. L. R. Tharp celebrated their fif
tieth wedding anniversary at their home
In this city yesterday. Between the
hours of 2 and i p. m. many of them as
sembled and enjoyed the hospitality of
the host and hostess, who were remem
bered with many tokens of esteem. In
the evening members and their wives of
Casey post, Grand Ar'rhy of the Republic,
of which Mr. Tharp Is a member, assem
bled at the home an continued the cele
bration. Mr. Tharp was al'io the recipient
of a gold-headed cane,' t the hands of the
M akin Y of Lunch
Cronies at Alma Send Material for
New Year's Celebra-"
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(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 31. (Speclnl.) From
"Tammany Quarters" at Alma there came
totfay addressed to Governor Shallcnberger
and Colonel Furse a box In which were
dried beef, onions, llmbqrger cheese, crack
ers and two pint bottles, of beer.
Mrs. Shallenberger and Mrs. Furse are
both out of tho city and Alma friends
thought perhaps the two statesmen were
not taking proper care of themselves and
so sent along the edibles. The wet goods
and the dry goods were sent by intimate
friends of the governor nd old cronies of
the secretary, ' ' '
Following the receipt of the. box -by -Gov-
ernor Shallenberger which contained the
maklns of a good lunch and the two bottles
of beer Rev. Samuel Zane Batten called to
see hlB excellency. The governor,, however.
Was ngrtged, so Mr. Batte,n,.,left without
having caught him red-handed. .
DEATH RECORD. rlM,
M. J. K regit n.
Ben J. Keegan received word by tele
graph Thursday from Douglas, Wyo., of
'the death of ' his brother, M.- J. Keegan,
I nnd that the body would be sent to Omaha,
j Mr. Keegan was employed on some Irriga
tion dam work near Douglas ' and win
fatally hurt -by accident a few days ago,
his death ensuing Thursday morning. '
FOR NEBRASKA Partly cloudy; colder
In west and north portions. ;
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy;, v7Jrmer in
southeast portion; colder in northwest por
tion. Temperature at Omaha yesterday;
7 a. in...
8 a. m.:.
9 a. m.
10 a. m 28
11 a. m....
1 p. m....
2 p. m.,..
3 p. in....
4 p. m....
.5 I. in , 41
6 p. m :
T p. m. ...... ....... 38
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, Dec. 31. Of f Iclul record or tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding .period of the last three
years: 1909. 1908. 1907. 190il.
Maximum temperature ..' 42 16' r 37 . 30
Minimum temperature ... 25 ' '( i 24 24
Mean temperature 34 , 11 -, 31 27
Precipitation ..00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature arid precipitation departures
from the normal' at Omaha since March 1
and compared with the last two. years:
Normal temperature 22
Excess for the day 13
Tota deficiency since March 1....! 253
Normal precipitation. .............. ;,.06 Inch
Deficiency for the day , .03 Inch
Precipitation since March 1...,. 34. (Hj Inches
Excess since March 1..' 4. M Inches
Deficiency for cor. pnrind, 190ft. . 4.59 inches
Deficiency for cor. period. l'.K)7. .,7.,38 inches
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
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