Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 03, 1910, Page 5, Image 5
THE HKK; OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 3. 1910. a r t MICIi:GASTL'DESrS"CROYL" 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 Minhlftan Growl. '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 trip are: MANDOLIN CLUB. 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, Kanaye Fujlta, jeaaer; L. A. Estes. t!. 8. Boucher. 1). I. Malony, II. Li. Uarkdull, K. K. Kusterer, . C. E. Macomber, C. B. Crawn, 8. F. Mills. ' GLEE CLUB. F. Bechman, Leader; Howard MetcaU, iiHrien stone. 8am Cushman. H. Smith. I). Q. MacDonald, Carl MoClelland, Lewis Knlskern, E. J. Mashall. F. G. Cndy, v F. (. MacRobeit, W. G. Currle, Grover Femberthy, C. W. Westerman, Herman Kothe, H. 11 Mmmons, G. Ml Jay, J. nsixTt Sasley, . C. G.VMontrose. 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 Ira Bclden. 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 Holds Gatertalnsnent ''Odd Fellows. 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 Ki . 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 Wednesday evening. 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 artelJ'1ltl 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 suing year. 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. Western Bees. Card party and dance given by Hive No. 2S Western Revs, January 14. at Modern Woodmen of America hall, Fifteenth and Douglas streets. Maccabees. 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 words. (last Gordo. 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. I PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. 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. One's Curosity May Sometimes Brin Trouble Neighbors of Mil. Mary Clark, Eager to Learn Came or Kow, dearly Locked Up. 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 wagon. "What's the charge?" queried Pete Dil lon, buzs wagon conductor. "Disturbing the peace," was the officer's reply. "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. Rabbits Caught 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 father's farm. 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 hopeless. 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 Hours. 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 atreet Store. 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 Educational World. PLANS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE Dolaars of General Iatereat In Loral aad Distant laatltatloaa lm measltr of Jw York's School Plant. 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 growth. EDUCATING THE INDIAN. Features of the Annual Ileport of the Carlisle School. 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 and meats. 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 Professions ij Trades g0 Farmers and ranchmen 364 Merchants ...a s Clerks 20 Army ,x .......; -.v...... ' 1 Navy '. j Band musicians 8 Circus j Professional base ball 2 Housewives 821 Students ,V &f, Laborers ui numbering 5 Working out 23 Cowboys j Hotel keepers 2 At home with parents S4 Dead ,...t 462 COLORADO COLLEGE. 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 tical forestry. 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 woods. nVIVERSITY OF WISCOWBIX. Professors Addreaa Important Aannal Coa veatlone. 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 $4,2c0,000. 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. Educational Notes. 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 year. 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 IN CINCINNATI 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 perpetrators. 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 Drug Co. 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 been done1. 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 qultf comfortable. 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 feet deep. 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 early settlers. 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 surroundings. 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 ANTI-TRUST LEAGUE Women of the Capital Meet Today to DIscnas Scope of Propoaed Organisation. 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 stuffs. ' 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 prices prevail. 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 Home. 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 follows: 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 desire. 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 affords. , 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 1.1 ni', .1 i ill t t .1. . irf 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 VMtnlclU-Tomato Atpmrftgut 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- 1 .lin? 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). 32CSS 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 catalog-a. 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 ntaerUaA. rreslteal GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA cess of the club, a thing desired by every member. 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 work. In conclusion, on behalf of the club and board of directors, I wish you a Happy New Year and a Joyous and prosperous season. 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 case. Male City Gossip. 1 Jasper Price and John Mobrrly were ar itstcu yesterday for resisting Officer Jake Small. 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 casual acquaintances. 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. Tomato Soup labelli mm. SCHOOLS. f JLUUi iilttJJ? U I). Haytvard, Supt., Lincoln. Xe4. The paper that goes to the homes brings advertisers the beet returns. - -.