Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 3, 1910)
THE HKK; OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 3. 1910.
Cclke Musical Clubs Give Lusty Yell
and Alio Fine Entertainment.
aLUSINI HEAR SONGS OF 01D DAYS
1 onniv Cullriilnna Are? F.ntertalned by
timhii Frlrnrla "Jack" TVrb-
A ' Mer. 'Mandolin Player,
f.rnrlrr of Moats.
i . tr-n-Onh! Mlchlnnn, Run!
iirn --Il-Rah! Mtrhltsan, H(h!
iirrt--U-Rnh! Mtchlnftn, Kahr1
'I he Michigan prowl Km (tivrn with
vim by requmt Inst evening at the Romo
whr-rp the members of the University of
Michigan mimical club were the gur-st
, cf the Nebraska Alumni nnnoclatlon. The
clubs Ttrrlvcd In Omaha at noon Saturday
j and frpm that time untHlhr-lr departure
1 Hui.fliiy evanlng somothlnir of Interest ha
been arranged to fill all the time.
The principal event on the long Hat wa
the eplndll coticrt which was given at
the Lyrle last evening, when former stu
dents of old Michigan had an OftPfrtunlty
to h"ar -ong so dear to them rondored
with alight change a the years have gone
by. The club Is composed of some splendid
musicians and both ths git and mandolin
c.'uhs mfido a decided hit.
Omaha Boy oa Mandolla Clnb.
Special Interest In the clubs attached to
the fact that ".TB.ck"""vVbBter, aon of J. R.
Webster, Is a member of the mandolin
cluts. In his honor Mr. Webster took
charge of the entertainment of the cHiba
and arranged several affairs entirely to the
llklr.g of the hoys. Shortly after their ar
rival Saturday afternoon 'the students were
taken to the Omaha club for luncheon, as
the guests of Mr. Webster.
At 3 o'clock a reception was given at
the homo of Mr. Webster, when many of
' Jf'" Oh1"'1 college, contingent, most of
Jtiom are now home on vacations, were
tiiven an opportunity to meet ths students.
Young.womon were on hand In large num.
bers and the visitors were able to make out
. their dance cards for the dancing party
at the Rome, which followed the concert
at the Lyric. ('
Mr. Webster . had the visitors at the
Omaha, club again In the evening as his
guests for dinner, after which they went
to the Lyrio for the concert.
Members of the clubs who are on the
II. S. Eastman,
R. B. Hoover,
H. 8. Soott,
R. M. Gage,
O. B. Treat,
J. B. Webb,
V. H. Coleman,
K. E. Btone,
II. A. Harrington,
L. A. Estes.
t!. 8. Boucher.
1). I. Malony,
II. Li. Uarkdull,
K. K. Kusterer,
. C. E. Macomber,
C. B. Crawn,
8. F. Mills. '
F. Bechman, Leader; Howard MetcaU,
I). Q. MacDonald,
E. J. Mashall.
F. G. Cndy, v
F. (. MacRobeit,
W. G. Currle,
C. W. Westerman,
H. 11 Mmmons,
G. Ml Jay,
J. nsixTt Sasley, .
John P. Webber,
Manager, F B. Keefe.
Assistant manager, H. B. Eastbum.
Frof.U. P. Bird of the class of '93 was
the faculty member with the clubs and he
met maay of his old classmates in Omaha,
, Including Dr. LeRoy Crummer, Edgar
Morsman,' A. W. Jefferls, C. L. Thomas and
A Japanese student of extraordinary
ability attracted considerable attention with
the clubs. Kanaye Fujlta has recently per
fected a mute for the muffling of strings
on the ma'ndo'lh'I'SvMch produces a beauti
ful .organlike tone.
ECHOES - OF THE ANTE-ROOM
Odd Fellows' Lodges to Install Offi
cers Omaha I.odare llnyul Achates
flte.to lodge No. 10 and Benson lodge No.
21 will Install officers Monday evening for
the ensuing term. The former will also
have a literary program.
Omaha lodge 'No. 2 will Install Its offi
cers n'xt Friday evening and will also
have a candidate for the Initiatory de
lleacon lodge, No. 20 will have a candi
date for the Initiatory degree Tuesday
evening and will also install officers for
thu ntxt six months.
South Omaha lodge No. 148 .will confer
the first degree tomorrow evening.
Wane lodge No. 183 will install officers
Omaha lodge No.. 1 at Its meeting Friday
evening received an invitation from Beacon
lodge No. 20 to confer the third degree on
thu evening of January 26.
At Its meeting last night Hesperian en
campment No. i extended an Invitation to
Triangle and South Omaha encampments
to be present at the meeting of January 15,
when Its new officers will be Installed and
the patriarchal degree will be conferred.
N Iloyal Achates.
Omaha lodge No. 1 gave a pleasing enter
tainment Tuesday evening for Its members,
their fijenils and the little folks. An at
tracts i and entertaining program was
furr'Wwd by the children appropriate to
i u ire w
i isimas season.
evening this lodge will give a
dance. The new officers will be
w 1 IT .il
Tld January 14.
Tribe of Ben Hr.
. -4 is
a court No. llu, Tribe or Hen Hur,
will entertain Its members and friends
with a dance next Thursday evening. ,
On the following Thursday, January 13.
this court will install officers for the en
Fraternal Unloa of America.
Banner lodge No. 11 will entertain Its
. members and friends with a progressive
high five party Thursday evening. The
new officers of Mondamln lodge No. Ill
will be formally Installed Wednesday even
ing. Supreme Steward U. E. McKelvy will
be the Installing officer. Mrs. Swartout
and Mrs. Johnson, the committee In charge
of the Installation ceremonies, have pro
vided a fine program of entertainment to
be followed by refreshments.
Card party and dance given by Hive No.
2S Western Revs, January 14. at Modern
Woodmen of America hall, Fifteenth and
Omaha tent No. 75. Knights-of the Hie-
carters, instni ea orrtcers Thursday even
ing. State Commander Thomaa of Lincoln
was the Installing officer. The following
were me omcers Installed: Commander,
James R. Oliver; lieutenant commander,
George Blutter; record keeper. W. F. Cady;
chaplain. James Frederlrkson: serireant.
t George E. Whitehead; master-at-arms, Jo
seph A. McGrath; first master of the
guard. August Yager; second master of
the guard. J. H. Lyngstail; sentinel. C. C.
Crance; picket. A. R. Car son. At the con
clusion of the Installation ceremony Sir
Knight taay, on penair or ine tent, pre
sented Thomas E. Oerln. the retiring rec
ord keeper, with a past commonder's Jewel
In recognition of hie faithful services as
record keeper for the last two years. Sir
- Kulght Oerln, In a short speech, thanked
the members for the Jewel and their kind
The ladies' auxiliary to Clan Gordon
No. 63 will hod their regular monthly
meeting at the home of Mrs. Brltton. i'.U
Chlcaao street, on Wednesday afternoon,
Those who will assist the hostess are aiee-
dames Douglas C. Lindsay and Adams.
Mrs. Charles J. Beat and daughter. Miss
liulli. will leave early this week for
Neligh. where they will visit for a few
weeks wltav relatives pi
their permanent reald
Minn. Miss Helen Lies
prior to taking up
ence In ft. Paul.
Best lll remain In
Omaha, teaching until the close of the
acliool year, when she will Join her family
in St. Paul. Mr. Best, who was for many
years a member of The- Uee'a editorial
staff, is now In St Panl.
Neighbors of Mil. Mary Clark, Eager
to Learn Came or Kow, dearly
When Mrs. Mary Clark, 2415 South Twenty-fourth
atreet. summoned a policeman
early last evening to arrest George Dean,
whu. she alleges, did considerable damage
at her home, where he haa been lodging,
she little dreamed of the trouble she
started. It wound up by the arrest of two
other men and tout girls, all of whom
were drawn Into the affray merely be
cause of their curiosity and a desire, on
the part of the girls, to ride down town in
the police bust wagon. The story:
Dean, Mrs. Clark charges, came home
intoxicated last evening and broke a win
dow besldea doing other damage. Harry
Quade, Jr., and Henry Heese, neighbors,
were attracted to the scene by the noise
of an argument between Mrs. Clark and
I lean and finally four girls of more than
passing good looks appeared.
When the policeman arrived he sum
moned the auto and the entire crowd, In
cluding Mrs. Clark, scrambled Into the
"What's the charge?" queried Pete Dil
lon, buzs wagon conductor.
"Disturbing the peace," was the officer's
"All of them?" asked Dillon.
"Yes, the whole bunch," said Mr. Blue
Coat, and walked away.
But, oh,, at the station!
Dean made no protests, but Quade and
Heese objected strenuously to being locked
up, claiming they had no participation
whatever In the fracus. When It came
time to book the girls there were exclama
tions of surprise and horror.
"What are you going to lock us up
for?" "I won't tell my name; I don't want
It In the paper." i "We never did any
thing; I want to get out of here." Thesis
and other expressions were muchin evi
dence. Finally Mrs. Clark, who had been
too frightened to speak before. Informed
the officers the girls had nothing to do
with the disturbance; that she waa com
plaining only against Dean and that the
girls had offered to accompany her to the
station because she was afraid.
Emergency Officer Relgleman had al
ready started to take the girls to the
matron's department when Captain
Mostyn called a halt. And maybe It
wasn't a happy bunch of girls that walked
out of the station a few minutes later. It
was all a mistake, but for a time It looked
like a pretty serious one.
with Bare Hands
Prof. II. H. Johnson of South Omaha
Has Unusual Luck Pursuing
Them in Snow.
Unique sport of vacation time has seldom
developed a case more interesting than
that told by Prof. K, H. Johnson of the
South Omaha High school, who has Just
returned from Stromsburg, Neb. As proof
of all his assertions he brought with him
a crate containing twenty-four live rab
bits which he captured with his hands.
The rabblta were all pony rabbits,' or cot
tontails, aa they are commonly called.
He caught most of them on Monday, De
cember 27, . in the open cornfields of his
The capture of the rabbits was made
posslb.e by the heavy, snow. Ills way of
catching a rabbit was to walk down the
corn rows with a sharp lookout ahead
when the rabbits could be seen sitting
snugly under the shelter pf a doubled
atalk or tuft of weeds. By a careful ad
vance he could get within four or five
feet of the rabbit, which felt safely hid
den. With one quick move the professor
would throw himself prone In the snow
over the rabbit and out of thirty-eight
rabbits which he secured that day he
caught twenty-nine in his hands. The
others he shot when further chase was
Several of the rabbits which escaped his
first attack ran over the snow and to these
he gave ohase with the aid of a dog. The
dog, he declared, had not nearly as much
speed as he himself In the deep snow.
After a chase of a quarter of a mile In
five or six cases he caught the rabbit,
which became exhausted In the snow.
More than anything. Prof. Johnson de
sired to catch a Jack rabbit alive. He did
oatcji one exactly as be caught the small
rabbits, but the big fellow struggled so
fiercely that he broke his hind leg, and,
while in the struggle In the snow drift
the dog came up and 'killed him.
With a horse the professor and his
trother chased a gray wolf. for thirty-two
miles, but the wary animal never broke
from cover as they trailed him In the
deep snow. At dark they were too tired
to chase further and the wolf escaped.
Mr. Johnson presented several rabbits to
Prof. Ferry McD. Wheeler, his principal,
and the rest to L. H. Greer, and the hotel
guests will have a big dinner graced with
rabbit pie today.
Old Man Dies
From High Fall
John Ryan Drops from Roof of House
and Lives Just Two
John Ryan, 6 years old. fell from a roof
at 1704 Farnam street Saturday afternoon
and sustained Injuries which caused his
Ceslh two hours later.
Ryan was removed to St. Joseph's hos
pital, where he was attended by the police
surgeons. He waa found to have a frac
tured skull and death waa Inevitable. From
the roof where Ryan was working to the
Ice covered ground below where he fell
was a distance of fifteen feet
Ryan had been In Omaha for three years.
His home la In Rock Island, 111., where
he leaves a widow and several children.
P. C. Heafey, coroner, will hold an Inquest
to determine the cause and responsibility
for his death.
Mr. Ryan lived at the Metropolitan hotel.
CHANGE BAD FOR SMALL. BOYS
Yoaasatera Arrested far tmllaa 800
Pennies from Leavenworth
Two little boys robbed the atore of 8.
Rosenthal, 1111 Leavenworth street, of
100 pennies. Saturday Cecil Blackman
and Earl Hays were arrested for the theft
and made a full and tearful confession of
their guilt to J. B. Carver. Juvenile officer.
Both youngsters live at 811 South Sev
enteenth atreet. They will be tried in
the Juvenile court.
Every mother should know that Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy Is perfectly safe.
SCHOOL AND COLLEGE WORK
Events of the Holiday Season in the
PLANS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE
Dolaars of General Iatereat In Loral
aad Distant laatltatloaa lm
measltr of Jw York's
Albert Watklns Is still urging the busi
ness men of Lincoln to Join In creating a
sentiment for the removal cf the state
capltol to a place further out In the city
and secure the present state house for
the use of the state university.
Apparently, however, there Is very little
sentiment for such a move, for those who
are trying to secure a bigger and better
place for the university of the future are
of the opinion the state house would be
no good for the university, and, further
more, the present site. If the state capital
is to remain In Lincoln, Is better than any
that could be secured.
The suggestion that he university be
moved to a location across from the pres
ent state farm has met with more gener
ous support, for land can be secured there
for about as much aa a few blocks can be
bought near the present site of the Insti
tution. It Is believed a majority of the regents
are favorable to removing the university
to the state farm, where sufficient ground
may be secured for all necessary purposes
and where the buildings can be constructed
and arranged with an eye to a future
EDUCATING THE INDIAN.
Features of the Annual Ileport of the
The annual report of the United Statea
Indian school at Carlisle, Pa., for the year
ending last June, presents many Interesting
features Illustrating the educational and
Industrial activities of the students. The
report covers the thirteenth year of the
school. There were 1,132 students enrolled
and the average attendance was 1,030. Work
valued at $fi9,876 was turned out by the
various Industrial departments baking,
blacksmlthlng, carpentry, carriages, har
ness, masonry, painting, printing, plumb
ing, sewing, shoemaklng, tailoring and
stone crushing. The "outing" system" en
gaged 30$ girls and 449 boys, whose total
earnings were S27.428. Of the school farm
24 acres were cultivated, returning quite
a snug income besides supplying the school
tables with milk, eggs, butter, vegetables
For the year 1909 It cost the government
$169.60 per student to maintain all the de
partments of the Carlisle Indian school;
the average cost of the twenty-six other
nonreservation schools for the same period
being $203.25 per student.
For the last fifteen years Carlisle has
educated i(g students at a cost of $153.92
each; the average cost of Indian education
at the other nonreservation sohools (com
bined and averaged) for the same period
has been $224.7 per student.
Carlisle has sent out 4.0S0 returned stu
dents. Investigations conducted this year
have reached 5,675 of them, who are em
ployed as follows: - -In
the United States Indian service, as
teachers, matrons. Instructors In the
industries, clerks, etc 170
Farmers and ranchmen 364
Merchants ...a s
Army ,x .......; -.v...... ' 1
Navy '. j
Band musicians 8
Professional base ball 2
Students ,V &f,
Working out 23
Hotel keepers 2
At home with parents S4
Dead ,...t 462
Forestry Clnss Given Practical Les
son lu Timber District.
The senior iass of the Colorado School
of Forestry at Colorado Springs has re
cently returned from Its ten-dav trin with
Prof. P. T. Coolldge among the logging
camps and sawmills of the Fraeer, or Ar
rowhead, district. Fraser. which la elzhtv
five miles from Denver, on the Moffat
road, Is the center of a large timber In
dustry. The class left Denver immediately
arter Thanksgiving and made Its head
quarters at Fraser. Inspection of logging
camps, chopping, skidding, docking and
sledding of logs and sawmllling kept the
ciass Dusy during Its stay In the woods.
Fraser Is the headquarters of the Arapa
hoe National forest, and the class was for
tunate In having a place of this kind to
inspect, as the differences In the methods
of cutting timber on the private land and
cn the national forest served as an ob
ject lesson as to what can be done In prac
The class was also forunate In the as
sistance rendered by Deputy Supervisor
Cooper of the Arapahoe National fore.t,
who visited. In company with the students,
the timber sale areas of which he has
charge. Messrs. Aicheson and Stevens of
the Colorado Lumber company also showed
the class over the company's railroad and
sawmill. Some of the class, who are well
known foot ball stars, seemed to derive
as much enjoyment from assisting the
lumber Jacks In buffeting the loss Into
place on sleds or cars as they obtain from
buffeting the pigskin.
The men returned feeling that they had
profited much from their contact with the
practical woodsmen. This Is the first lumi
berlng trip made by the Colorado School
of Forestry. The-trip Is to be made k reg
ular yearly Institution for the seniors and
Is one of the numerous means by which
the actual Instruction In forestry and lum
bering will be carried on in the lumber
nVIVERSITY OF WISCOWBIX.
Professors Addreaa Important Aannal
The University of Wfcconsln haa a large
representation at the twenty-fifth an
niversary celebration of the American
Historical and American Economic associ
ations, the sixth annual meeting of the
American Political Science association, and
th third annual meeting of the American
association for labor legislation now in
sesMion in New York.
Many members of the science depart
ments appear on the programs of con
ventions of the American association for
the Advancement of Science and allied
societies now In session In Boston.
At the recent meeting of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers In New
Sork. Prof. Carl C. Thomas of the College
of Engineering read a paper on "An Elec
tric Gas Meter," In which, he described a
meter developed In the university experi
mental laboratories, which Is now employed
commercially In measuring large quantities
of gas, air, or steam.
Prof. F. A. Parker of the school of
music haa gone to Northwestern university,
Evanston, III., to represent the University
of Wisconsin at the Music Teachers' Na
tional association annual convention now
In session. He will read a paper on public
school music Instruction, prepared by Leroy
C. Case, Instructor In public school music
at Wisconsin. Mr. Case Is to have a series
of articles In the February and March
Issues of the Journal of Education on In
struction In music In the high schools.
Prof. E. H. Farrlngton of the department
of dairy husbandry la to give lectures on
the testing of dairy products and the con
stitution of sanitary dairy buildings at the
short course for farmers at Iowa Agri
cultural college, Ames, January 20 and 21.
He will also address the Purdue farmers'
course January 18 on dairying in Europe,
and on January 27 he will lecture on
European methods of manufacturing Swiss
cheese, before the southern Wisconsin
Cheese Makers' association In Monroe, Wis.
'The Relation of Technical Education of
Employes to the Efficiency of the Plant,"
Is to be discussed by Prof. C. M. Jansky
of the electrical engineering department
at the annual convention of the Wisconsin
Electrical association In Milwaukee, Jan-
ucxy 19 and 20.
NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS.
Facilities Gradually Gaining; oa the
Inrush of Chlldrea.
In a larger degree than any other city
In the country. Greater New York has
been taxfd to provide school rooms tor
Its great crowds of children. Taking care
of the native born would be a simple task,
but their number is largely increased by
the children of emlgranta, a .condition
which strains the energy and resources
of the school authorities in building faat
enough to meet the demand. Neverthe
less, the authorities are erecting schools,
rapidly and steadily reducing the per
centage of children on part time. The
Immensity of the common school plant
and ita cost can be guaged by a recent
report. The boroughs of Manhattan and
Brooklyn have the same number of ele
mentary school buildings and annexes, 167;
Bronx haa forty-nine. Queens has ninety
one and Richmond thirty-five. Brooklyn
has thirteen high schools and annexes and
Manhattan has nine. Manhattan sites
cost $J0,119,742.93, and those of Brooklyn
$5,932,981.31, and the buildings cost: Man
hattan, $M:,S47.709.53; Brooklyn, $27,220,858.78.
For the five boroughs, the coat of the
sites was $29,255,136.72, and that of the build
ings $77,341,556.67, a total cost of $106,536,
693.33. The equipments of these buildings
cost $15,8(4.985.67. and the total cost of
sites, buildings and equipment was $122,
405,679.06. To maintain these buildings the repairs
and renewals cost, in 1908, $1,289,887.09, and
the care of buildings, supplies, fuel, etc,
$2,001,468.69. - -
The dally attendance In the elementary
schoools was 040,888, the instruction cost
ing $17,080,974.78 and the supplies for pupils
$1,072,820.09, a total of $18,163,794.87. The
cost per unit being $33.59, an Increase of
7 cents a pupil over 1907.'
In the high schools the dally average
attendance was 24,565, and their Instruc
tion cost $2,206,506.61; their supplies $190,
662.73, and the cost a pupil was $97.62, $11
less per capita than the previous year.
The training1 schoi-ls for tteachera re
ceived $206,175.63 to educate 1,781 pupils, the
average cost per pupil being $112.69, a re
duction of $10.68 per capita...
A number of school sites have been pur
chased but not yet built upon. Of these
there are eighty, divided as follows: Man
hattan, thirtuen.; Bronx, ten; Brooklyn,
thirty-four; Queens, four; Richmond, nine.
Many of them are In . localities where
no schools are needed, even .it the money
were on hand for construction. In ad
dition to the eighty, ' there have been
authorized within the last year, two mure
in the Bronx, three in Brooklyn and six
in Queens. Title has-been .acquired to
but one of these last eleven,, but condem
nation proceedings or negotiations for pri
vate purchase has been begum The sum
Of money already taken out-lofthe city
treasury for unused sites hag'1 'exceeded
In accordance with Mayor : 'Medfellan's
request that they, report on the cotA te the
city of equalizing the pay of" Wert ' and
women teachers In the public siih'o'ols the
committee appointed on that question haa
reported that to equalise the salaries of
woman teachers with those of men em
ployed in the same grades would entail
an annual cost of $7,837,062.01. To equalise
the salaries of all women teachers with the
salaries of men throughout the system
would entail an annual cost of $11,42G,
001. to. Several plans were suggested, such
asincreasiug the pay of women above the
ninth grade to equal those of men; an
other, to increase the rate, of pay tor all
women, another, to lower the pay of men
and raise that of women; another, to re
move any glaring Inequalities that exist.
The will of Arthur Hill of - Saginaw.
Micu., contains a oequest of 4u0,vuv 10 ihj
University of MicMiaau, or Wnich he was
long a regent, omer public b-queu,
amounting 10 3o0,vw), inciuue one 101' a
manual training school at baglnaw.
The University of Montana at Missoula
has estaoiisnea a course id torus. ry fur
tiia puiooae 01 training men dot-lrous of en
tering me tinned oiatus forest sj.vio.
liy an arrangement with the o.f.ciaU of
tne service in the slate, part ot me yar s
instruction wlli be given 111 mu iieiu.
After nearly twenty-eight yars of ne.vloe
as president 01 unara couega, ur. Aaa.n
li. f elteroil lias resigneo. roor taun,
which is au 111 part 10 tne ex-ict uu
ties of his position thruugu Sj long pe
riod, made this seep neesary, and ma
pnyslcians have ordered Dim to lest for a
The superior physical condition of chil
dren anu teachers in Cnlcagu school 1,
where experiments with siuuy in the ouen
air and at a relatively lu- iuinpcia.ui
have bceii carrlkd en, lias led tne ue su
perintendent of schools. Mm. Young, tj
announce mat the enure rchool yj.m 1
to be managed hereafter on me b-u-lj of
lowered temperature and f tester a.r.
Wellesley students have decided not to
have any more secret nocleJe-., the Agoia
society having signified Its liittn.ioa 10
dissolve if tne other societies Mould agrej.
h-auli of the presidents has tUnlflcu hjr
inteiulon of taking the matter up w.th hr
oi only. Mies Baxter of tne Agora to
ciely said that it was not ottter methods
ot conducting the society lha. nas njeded
as mucn as the abolition of thjin alto
gether. WOMAN MURDERED
Body of Misa Anna Lloyd, Secretary
ot Lumber Company, Found
with Throat Cat.
CINCINNATI, O.. Jan. 2. With her
throat cut and her mouth gagged, the body
of Miss Anna Lloyd, 36 years old, secre
tary ot the Wlborg-Hanna Lumber com
pany, was found In a lonely part of the
city Saturday, The woman had been as
saulted before her murder.
The crime is the fourth of a series ot
similar outrages which have occurred In
the same vicinity In the last three years.
At Intervals during that time tha bodies
of three young women, frightfully muti
lated and abused, have been found within
a radius of a couple of miles of the spot
where Miss Lloyd's corpse waa discovered.
No clew has ever been found aa to the
Miss IJoyd's body waa found by two
boys and the snow In the neighborhood
showed that a terrible struggle must have
occurred. It was trampled and stained with
blood for many yards.
A Total Eclipse v
of the functions of stomach, liver, kidneys
and bowels Is quickly disposed of with
Electric Bitters. Mo. 1 Fur sale by Beaton
Our Letter Box
OeatrtbatSeaa ea Timely ) ts,
Sret aeoealBf Te K&adred Wards,
re XaTltoa from Oil menders.
Winter of 1871-S.
BRADSltAW. Neb.. De" Jl.-To the Edi
tor of Tito He. There Is much comment
In regard to the present aevere winter
and its extremely early beginning. The
writer haa been In Nebraska for almost
forty years and can call to nilnd but
one other like It aa to ' early beginning
with severity. We came to Nebraska In
170 and took a soldier's homestead In Sew
ard county, about eeven mile west of
the town of Seward. There were many
other homesteaders who came to Nebraska
the sfime summer and fall. The winter
of 1870-71 was a oat beautiful winter and
we believe that we speak the truth when
we say that there was no month during
the winter that plowing could not have
This condition of climate led the average
homeeteder to accept It aa a sample of
Nebraska winter and no one thought It
necessary to rush matters very much In
getting ready for the winter of 1871-1 Of
course, there waa not much that could
be done In thorn days to prepare for
winter. The sod corn was all cut and
shocked; the pumpkins and squashes were
aK harvested ; sod houses and dugouts
were all new and In good condition, but
at the time when the storm came, which
waa, if my recollection la correct, Novem
ber 11, In the form oT a drlxzling rain
and . lasted until the afternoon of the
12th, whsn It began snowing, and at mid
night the 12th a good sized blizsard waa
on, which lasted three days and nights.
At this time but few of the homesteaders
had made any provision for fuel, suppos
ing, with sod houses and such a winter
aa 1870-1, there would be no trouble along
that line. Here was the mistake, and
with some the question of fuel was a
serious matter, but there were a number
of noble hearted settlera living on the
Blue, among them I will name Judge
Hhealrin, George Reed, William Dobson and
Mr. Cacy, who shared their timber with
the prairie settrs. The writer and his
father, who was a homesteader on the
same section, secured our winter's fuel
by cutting wood on share. I distinctly
remember some of the bitter cold mornings
when Brother Charley and myself would
shoulder our axes long before daylight and
trude away through the snow some three
miles to the timber on the Blue, where
It required hard work to cut and put up
enough that our share would amount to
a good load In a day. Father, with a
team and sled, would come later In thfe
day and get It, and In this way thanks
to the sod houses both families were kept
If this winter, starting as It has, Is to
be a duplicate of that winter farmers
who have corn In the field may Just as
well take It easy, for April will find them
gathering their 1909 crop of corn.
In the winter we are speaking about
there was no time from the 12th of No
vember until the last of March that snow,
did, not )ay In the fields, where there were
stacks to catch the drifts, four and five
The writer and his brother had rented
ten acres of cultivated land on the farm
of the late Hon. W. W. Cox in the spring
of '71 and planted It to corn and were
blessed with a fair crop. We had suc
ceeded In gathering and cribbing Mr.
Cox'a share and had secured two loads
for ourselves, and practically that waa
all we ever, got of our share, for, by the
time the field was dry enough to go In,
the Jack rabbits, field mice and prairie
chickens had taken the corn and left us
only the cobs, which, of course, we picked
up cobs were valuable fuel those days.
Forty years have made many changes!
Then you could look as far as the eye
would reach and one vast expanse of.
prairie stretched out before you; -with- only .
a "soddy" now and then to , catch the
eye; not a grove to be seen, except as one
neared the Blue, on Lincoln creek. Now
what do we se? Beautiful farms with
elegant Improvements; fine houses and
great barns and beautiful groves and or
chards. Wo may have a sever winter, but there
is no room for ,cornplalnt. The granaries
are full, prices are good and money
plenty. No one Is In dangor of suffering.
There are but few peop'e who are living
In Nebraska today that can even imagine
the hardships that were endured by the
Should the remainder of this winter con
tinue as severe as the last month haa
been, let us be brave and courageous and
rejoice that this Is our own grand old
Nebraska, not with wide, stretching un
filled prairies, dotted here and there with
a "soddy," but with fine farms, fine cities
an towns, comfortable homes and ploasant
Now, good people, In conclusion, I want
to ask you you who have grown to man
hood long since those days I have men-
tionedsnd you who have emigrated from
o'der states, and you who have came from
rorelgn countries picas do not kick good
old Nebraska no, don't do It she, Is the
best state in the union; of course she Is,
or else you would not be here enjoylng
her propsperlty. . JOHN B. DEV.
PLANS FOR NATIONAL
Women of the Capital Meet Today to
DIscnas Scope of Propoaed
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. -Women of the
cnpltal, with a number of wives of con
greaamen, will meet tomorrow todUcun
the scops and plana of the proposed na
tional anti-trust league, which is to be
organized to keep down the price of food
The promoters of the new league declare
they already have enlisted the co-operation
of a number of Important membore
of both the senate and house and that
through them Immediate stens will be
taken toward organizing state league
throughout the country.
There will be no clash with the law be
cause of the boycotting of certain food
stuffs, the organisers Insist, for the ac
tivity of the league's members will be
devoted to the reduction in price of a com
modity and not be directed at individual
firms. This reduction, ir is Intended, will
be accomplished In every ease by the fall
ing off of demand for the article which
the league will instruct its members to
cease purchasing until more -cqultabln
KINKAID SLIPS UPON ICE
Careaaaan from Sixth District Has
Bra lard Forehead aad Sprained
Hand aa Itesult.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. (dpeclal Tele
gram.) While hurriedly croln a strip of
Ice Congressman Jnosrs P. Klnkald last
night. In his haste to keep an appointment,
fell to the pavement and now thrre is a
cut and bruised forehead on the clusilc
brow of the representative from the Sixth
Nebraska district. He also has a sprained
hand, Mch will Interfere with his usual
dally practloe of writing letters to the
Postoffice department regarding additional
star route faolltllea for hie district.
AFFAIRS Al SOUTH OMAHA
rresident T. J. 0'Neil of Country Club
Sendi Out Letter.
FLAN TO BUY OWN GROUNDS
Misa kittle Flynn Loses Contents
of Focketbook Mrs. Jane Kane
Paaoea Array at Her
President T. J. O Nell of tha South Omaha
Country club has fired the first gun In the
season of 1910, by sending his message, as.
It were, to the mcmberahlp of the club In
the form of the following letter dilating on
the objects sought, In the club affairs.
The letter la more comprehensive and lucid
than an explanation would be and la as
Your humble servant has been honored
with the presidency of the South Omaha
Country club, of which you are a valued
member, and on this occasion I desire to
express my appreciation ot your efforts lu
In accepting the office of president of
our Country club, 1 am not Insenwlhle to
the duties aad responsibilities which de
volve upon ma, nor am 1 forgetful of my
Inability tu promote the suoceas of the
club durlna- the ensuina year, without the
hearty co-operat.on of each and every mem
ber, Which, co-operation 1 most earueaiu
A country club Is. not a beneficiary
society, neither Is It organized for seltisn
ends; its province is, and should be the
promotion of good fellowship, and affording
to each member a full enjoyment of such
outdoor sports as his fancy may desire.
Neither Is our club organised for the spe
cial benefit of any individual or aet of
individuals, and should any member en
tertain such an Idea, he should at once
dispel It from his mind, aa It is up to each
member to feel that he has the same
rights and privileges as any other mem
ber, and he Is himself to blame who does
not enter Into the spirit of the club'a op
portunities, and enjoy hie full share of the
pleasures and privileges which the club
This being so, what are the reciprocal
duties uf the members? It Is to be hoped
that no member Is so selfish as to feel
that a few members are lu aasume all the
responsibilities and take It for granted that
the club will necessarily prosper without
any effort on his part. Such an Idea Is
very unfair, and not in keeping with the
policies and purposes of the club. Each
member has a part to play and a duty to
perform, and on the faithful performance
of such part and duty depends' the success
the club. Will you pledge yourself to do
your part? Remember that In unity there
Is atreiigih. llcr.cB, if each member will
do his part the sucoess of the club Is as
sured, which success la reward sufficient
for the efforts put forth.
Will On a the Grounds.
In this connection, permit me to remind
you that the coming year will be an Im
portant one In the club's history, as it is
our purpose to purchase the grounds under
the option set forth In the lease now held
by the club, which option expires April 1,
1911. The committee, having this matter
In charge. In a few days, will enter actively
In the work of selling the bonds. Theae
bunds will be In denominations of $100 and
$i00, and will be first mortgage on the
ground and all property of die club, and
will . bear 5 per cent Interest. Henoe, no
safer Investment could be desired. It Is
the hope of the committee that each mem
ber shall see the wisdom, and feel It his
duty to Becure at least one of the bonds,
and It Is very much desired that the entire
Issue shall be sold to the membeTs. which
would mean, of course, the permanent suc
"WHEN you want Campbell's Tomato
Soup that is what you want.
Insist on having it. Don't accept a pre
tended substitute. There is no real substitute. ,
You would know why this is so if yulsaw us'
make it. You will know why when you taste
it. Take no judgment but your own on
If not completely satisfied the grocer refunds the
price. We authorize this. And we pay him. Isn't that
a pretty s'trong: guarantee? It goes with all Campbell's
Soups. Why not test it today?
21 kinds 10c a can
Conomm4 Tonuto Cl.m Chowder
Ft. V...t.bH CUm l.o.lllon
Bouillon Ox T.ll Muttou Srath
Wlnbnlrr Woe I Tunl. CrI.ry
F.pprr Pot Mulllr.Uonr Betl
t'hu-kei, Tunt.M-Ulira Julitnnft
Chicken Cunbo (Ok')
Just add hot water,- '
bring to a boil, and serve.
Why not write us for Camp
bell's Menil Book today?
Joseph Campbell Company
Camden N J
There', the grocer tn1
With the lovlrCaib.fln
Soon Ute liieelou. cements
WlU bubble la the oa.
Look for the red-and-white
V :, . . .. Vail J r-
virt;f' t it? ml f h
Nebrabkit Military Academy, Ltucoln
; . , ' a.,
A Military Boarding School
haa many advantages over a public school, fba combined routine and
variety ot Ua exercises stimulates the boys' interest and tends to form
habits ot system and punctuality valuable in later life.
The Academy is moved and set 'led in Its new building and has
accommodations for twenty more cadets.
No entrance examinations are required.
New term opens on Tuesday, January 4, 1910.
For information address 1).
kear.o miLiTAKY mmm
MAKING MANLY BOYS
Training the body of the bnj, as well as the mind, Is a
recognized rwrntlal of modern cdaretloa. Ia seveatwn years
of utce.lul work this acadrmy has dsvatoped tha mi ml t and
boditsof mapT buy who bin becoeia maaly niea. VYa offsr
capable laatrartioa, wholesome rnTliunment, thorough equip.
Z'XJZU. ACADEMIC end BUSINESS COURSFS
Mo cauaoce examination, heud lor our beautilul new
HARRY M. RUSSELL, Held Ulster, KEARKEY, KEER.
GRAND ISLAND COLLEGE
Regular college preparatory courses.
Music, Art, a.id Commercial eouraes of
fered. Healthful location. Kxpeiieee mod
erate. Catalogue sent on ri0L As u
about the school Address, r. tret
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA
cess of the club, a thing desired by every
Therefore. It la up to each member to be
alive to tills altuntixn, to the end that at
thn clou of the season of l'lO tha grounds
and property of the S nt It Omaha I'minuy
club shall belong solely to Its mombois
and frre from any outside entangling al
liance. Kre I cloae, permit mc 10 further aug
grst that our club membership muni be In
creased during the coming year. Our mem
brrxhlp should lie 2T'l. but never than
A. and here la where tha Individual work
of thu members should become manifest. I
can't help but feel that It Is In the power
of each member to secure at itast the
application of one eligible person, and make
It a point that he be elected. 1ater 011 an
application blank nlll be malted to tach
member, so It brhtiovre you to get to
thinking about a prospective candidate a
there should be no evasion of oir duty
In this rerpoct. aa It la linposaible to main
tain a club without members, and sou can
not secure members without effort. I
hope no member will fall In this particular
In conclusion, on behalf of the club and
board of directors, I wish you a Happy
New Year and a Joyous and prosperous
MIm Kittle Flynn Loses Cola.
Miss Kittle Flynn lust $15 and some other
valuables Friday evening from her pocket
book at John Flynn'a clothing store. M s.
Flynn was In the store and had placed her
handbag on the counter while she went
down In the clothlmr department. When
she returned to the dress goods department
she found the handbag tint beefi opened
and the money taken out. She had a sus
picion ss to who took the money and re
ported this with the losa to the South
Omaha police, who are Investigating the
Male City Gossip. 1
Jasper Price and John Mobrrly were ar
itstcu yesterday for resisting Officer Jake
Steve Lebanowskl was arrested last night
for hitting Venae Sokolavltch with a set
ot brass knuckles, '
The Willing Workers of the Christian
church will meet with Mrs. Jay N. Wl
llums Wednesday afternoon. ,.
Misa Hattle Steinberg la spending her
Christmas holidays st home In South
Omaha. She bus been away during the
fail term of school.
Llzsle Diamond was fined $! and costs
In police court yesterday morning on a
vagrancy charge. It waa suspected that
she had taken money from one of hur
Ray Manger reported to the South
Omaha police yesterday that a watch hnd
been taken from his premises. He suspected
Frank Harris. The watch was found In
a pawn shop In Omaha.
All members of Vpchurch lodge No. I,
Degree- of Honor, are requested to attend
the Installation ot officers Wednesday
evening, January 6. Candidates will also
be initiated. Refreshments wi.l be served.
We wish to thank the kind friends and
neighbors and especially Dr. It. L. Wheeler,
the choir and the ladles of the Degree of
Honor, who remembered ua kindly In our
last recent bereavement. Mrs. M. J. Mil
ieu and family.
Special sale for week of January 8, In
order to mnko room for early spring stock.
All trimmed or untrimmed hats from. Mrs.
Lovely's 'stock will be sold at Invoice price.
No hat In the store over $6. Miss Jennie
Tlchnozsky, 44S N. 24th St. '
Mrs. James Kane, aged 71,- died at the
residence ot her daughter, Mrs. George
Crowe, 1216 North Twenty-eighth street,
Saturday morning.- She la survived by
Mrs. . Crowe, Mrs. Ed Dolan kof Omaha,
Mrs. A. E. Evans of Lincoln, her daugh
ters; and by her sons, H. A. Harvey of
Omaha, John Kane of Bonne, la., and
Thomaa Kane of Omaha. The body will
be sent to Creston, la., Monday, tor burial.
f JLUUi iilttJJ? U
I). Haytvard, Supt., Lincoln. Xe4.
The paper that goes to the
homes brings advertisers the
beet returns. - -.
Powered by Open ONI