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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1910)
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Thirfy-fwo Carloads of -3igh Grade Standard
ingly Low Prices
If You Wioh a Choice of tho Uany Beautiful
The Fifth Third National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohi, one of the largest
creditors of the well known piano manufacturers, Smith 8c Nixn, of
Cinncmnati, sold to us, at an unprecedented low price a large consign-
ment of pianos. -
The Smith 8c Nixon Piano, whose reputation
and appearance is secon4 to none, has been used
the greatest artists on the concert stage.
, We will sell from this stock, pianos at so low
We, will sell pianos during this sale at so low a
.greatest mistake one can make not to have a piano
lOff'FllTURE OF SAND RILLS
Utilization of Waste Land Discussed
by Cherry- County Kin.
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SUGGESTS MOKE FOREST ( WOEK
Would Have Ufrntt Plt ti
1Mb All Powlbl Area Srtl
Ihp Hrmtlider Oatrlyht
. i.i a view to ccterroinln measura
'r tl.u real worth of ihe unclaimed govern
n ut land of the tate lying In the sand
hill region. U. W. Hervey of th Twentieth
Ctntury Farmer recently obtained state
ments from a number of Nebraska men
familiar with the conditions In question. C.
If. Cornell of Cherry county discussed the
state of affairs In the sand hills with con
siderable ' cohipleteness. In the opinion of
Mr. Hervey the review of Cherry county
renditions may be taken as representative
of thoe generally In the territory of which
4(. is a part.
Mr. Cornell also proposes a plan for the
utilisation of the wide areas which settlers
have been unable to make productive. He
': , .
''I will hot undertake to discuss the sub
ject generally, but that part with which I
am the more familiar, the sand hills of this
part of our state.
"There remains in Cherry county slope
close to 700,000 acres of government lands
unclaimed or unoccupied with shadow of
private title. This, in spite of the fact
that these lands have been surveyed, a
land office located at Valentine since WJ
for accommodation of homeseekers, and
since June I'M. a special Inducement
offered of a whole section of HO acres of
lurid inHer tho Kinkald act. .
"Th'a land has been passed upon and
n er. f li st, by the searcher of a homestead
f 1V) acres:, and. again, by the man who
vnnted much for his money, when the
Inlra'dc.r" sallied forth for his 640 acres.
Yet. after all this time, with realty prices
advancing and people In a wild scramble
for land, especially homes, there remains
In one county In Nebrsska 700.000 acres of
"no man's land.
"A part of this has been filed upon by
anme optomlstic would-be settler, but after
giving It an, actual trial In an effort to
make It produce him even an Indifferent
living, thiough .hard toil and patience, he
has moved, on. the land reverted to the
government, likely to be re-entered by
some other hopeful with like experience,
the land invariably reverting to our good
t'ncle Sam. Is it not time this government
quit taking $14 at a time reselling this
land? That is. of course, the small part
of this TO.OfO acres that people seem still
wilting to take a chance at.
"When ttu Kinkald (tiOacre) acre law
went Into effect, there were something
over 1.000.000 acres of land tn Cherry
county which could be claimed under the
same. In . fillng.N under the Kinkald act.
each original entry man of 140 acres un
, der tho .old law. was permitted to en
' lnrge bis holding to (40 seres front
Kovernment lands adjoining his original
! acres, or elsewhere If land ad
Joining was not to be had. In many In
stances also one or more children be
came ef age and each availed himself of
the chance ef securing a section of land,
which. In almost every Instance ad
joined that of the parent's, thus enlarg
ing the area ef the original properly for
live stock purposes. These offerings, to
gether with that of the 440 acres to new,
original entry men have been available
'or nearly si years, the- government
nlvIng the condition that the land must
I r'owed and cultivated to crops and
;ing that he eat. eloep and place 100
, Improvements there during that five
j tare occupancy Yet there remaine nearly
7rt6. 064 acres, er I.00 440-acre liomc-
lu Cherry county alone to take
THE LARGEST PURCHASE OF
Sale opens at 8:30 A. M. sharp. First
this sale, and whatever price you may be
been given in Nebraska.
Ho Ons Infereshd ia Pianss Should Fail fo Visit.
one's choice from. The situation has
assumed this shape: The government bets
the entry man 840 acres against S14, the
price of the original entry,, he cannot live
on the land five years, and the govern
ment is more often the winner. That fact
of Itself ahouid be sufficient reason why.'
the remaining lands will 'not be appro
priated under the homestead laws, even
the Kinkald law.
Since it should be apparent to every one
by this time that the land cannot be dis
posed of to actual settlers for homes as
contemplated under several homestead acts,
the question Is. what disposition should be
made of It? My idea la, first, that the
general government, through the national
forest service, select sll that It can pos
sibly utilize In growing trees, or for other
useful experiments or demonstrations. Jack
pines are grown successfully and other
varieties, no doubt, can be made to grow
under proper study and care. After the
several tracts had been selected for these
purpoe.es,' a commission might be appointed
to visit and appraise the lands and appor
tion them between the several stockmen
and farmers owning and occupying the
lands contiguous. This would keep out
speculators who would buy tho lands foi
no other purpose than to force' the stock
men and actual settlers to pay an unreason
able price for their grazing privileges. It
would allow the stockmen to readjust their
fences and own them Jointly. It would
cheapen the cost of keeping cattle and
sheep, alike to the largo and small stock
men; would materially Increase the number
of live stock grown and marketed, and
tend, at least, to the lowering of the cost
of meat products to the consumer. It
would be' more economical for the stock
men for the reason that he would not be
obliged to employ additional help In men
and horses to herd his stock on the open
range, which he Is not allowed now to
fence, although he occupies It to some ex
tent without paying the government any
thing. The land, leas any which might be
appropriated for conservation purposes,
would become taxable for state, county,
and better than both, for local school dis
trict purposes. It is hard to support schools,
no matter how far separated tn the sand
hills by reason of the large bodies of un
taxable government lands.
"Of the new comers into the country, who
entered under the Kinkaid act, many will
stay the full time of five years to acquire
title, but are finding it extremely difficult
to make ends meet. It is, therefore,' my
opinion that while they have lived on their
lands In good faith and are In every way
entitled to patents for the same from the
government, having received their patents.
It will not be long thereafter before a num
ber of these tracts will pass to neighboring
stockmen, from the fact that their 410
acres will nut support enough live stock
to make them a living. Is too light to farm
to cttreal crops, and they will not be able
to secure any addition to their 840 acres,
unless some such method of appralMng and
apportioning the remaining lands as I sug
gext shall be adopted, when, of course,
they will come In for their share of the
"In causing the lands to be appraised and
sold, I believe a small payment of say
one-tenth, should be made In cash, the re
maining to be paid in nine annual pay
ments, deferred payments bearing 8 per
rent Interest. In allotting, the commieslon
should allot as nearly as might be found
practicable, In the same ratio as land Is
held by the contiguous owners. As a Ne
braakan, I, nf course, would like to know
that the proceeds would enter the general
school fund of the state, but the land be
longing to the general government to be
disposed of by congress, we should be satis
fied could our delegation secure a part of
these proceeds for the state. The land
pays nothing now, but in grazing, the
slock men use It without consideration.
They are dissatisfied, however, because
there Is always a question as to who should
occupy It. and. I believe, the time has ar
rived when the question should be settled
and titles paused lo some one. There Is
no need of further efforts In di-ludini; con.
rtss, lue iroi..tie bomecteadcr ut' uut
Jor quality, durability
for accompaniments to
a price as to amaze our
price that it will be the
in their home.
selves Into thinking they can be disposed
f in furnishing homes for actual settlers."
Shoots Down Two
Burglar Enters Home and Empties
N Eerolver Into Party of Four
Seated at Table.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.. April 1. Miss
Martha B. Blackstone, 25 Elliot street,
daughter of C. J. Blackstone, was murdered
by a masked burglar in the home of Mrs.
Sarah J. Dow at Round Hill tonight and
Miss Harriet Dow was shot in the head
and removed to Ppringfield hospital, dying.
The murderer escaped.
The police have no description of the man
except' the one Mrs. Dow and her daugh
ter Lucy were able to give. The police say
that In a general way the crime resembles
that of the man who terrorized the city last
Mrs. Dow, her two' daughters and Miss
Blackstone, who was a guest for the night,
were seated In the living room about a
small table, solving a picture puzzle, when
the Intruder made a demand for money
from the dining room. They looked up to
see a masked man In the dark doorway,
threatening them with a revolver. Mrs.
Dow retained her composure and replied:
"We have no money." but Miss Black
stone, In fright, Jumped to her feet and
ran screaming Into a reception room to
the rlgit of the living room.
"If you want to be killed keep on scream
ing." the burglar said and fired as he
spoke, the bullet entering Miss Blacks lone s
left breast. Death followed instantly.
The murderer hardly paused to see his
victim fall before he turned the revolver
on the group, shooting Miss Harriet Dow
In the bead. He then ran tj the front door,
leaped over the piazza railing and disap
peared. The four women were alone in the house
and the murderer probably knew this. U
is the theory of the police that the man
et.tercd the house while the family was at
dinner and concealed himself In a closet
until he thought the time was right. Mrs.
Dow locked all the windows and doors
about T o'clock and the police found au
the locks turned and windows fastened.
BothMiss Blackstone and Miss Dow weu
teachers In the public schools. Miss Black
stone was 39 years old and Miss Dow aboui
30. Miss Blackstone was graduated from
mith college in li!3.
Miss Dow's skull was fractured and an
operation will be resorted to in an effort
to save her life. The murderer escapeu
tLrougU a grove that surrounds the house.
ALL FOR IRELAND. IS WAR CRY
Residents of f'ark Valley Rally
Rsss4 William O'Brlts, M. P., la
Flsjht Against Nationalists.
CORK. April 1. A large and enthus
iastic meeting at the city hall today began
the "All For Ireland League," the object
of which. William O'Brien, M. P., said n
the course of a long speech, was to en
able the Irish people to choose between
his program, which would reconcile Catho
lic and Protestant countrymen, and John
Redmond's, which set them against each
Mr. O'Brien characterized the nationalist
party as "a mere puppet. detestable, sec
tarian secret society, the avowed purpose
of which was to build up a system of
Catholic organism more inexcusable intn
Ks Protestant orerunner."
Lords Pnnrsven, Roeamore and Castle
town sent letters approving the movement.
Te Dtaaplve Ik In lea
nf stomach, liver and kidney troubles and
cure bllloueness and malaria, take Electric
HHtPia. Ouaranteed. Mc. For sale by
Ueatou Drug Co.
come will be best
asked to pay will
SHERIDAN, Wyo., April 1. (Special
Telegram.) Shott Lyall, clerk of the Cody
Trading company, was the victim of an
unusual attack on the westbound Burlington
passenger train twenty-five miles east of
here yesterday while' enrouta from a
business trip In Colorado to his home at
Cody. . He was sitting alone reading a
newspaper when F. F. Lynch, whom ha had
never seen before, slapped him In tho face,
the offense, It Is alleged, being committed
without any provocation. Lyall Jumped
to his feet and knocked Lynch down. The
latter arose and went to the rear of the
coach, Lyall In the meantime resuming his
reading. Lynch returned a moment later,
flourishing an open knife in his hand, at
tacking Lyall and Inflicting deep cuts In
his left leg, shoulder and hand. Lyall'a
left thumb was nearly severed. Lyall nar
rowly escaped blnedlng to death before he
reached Sheridan and secured medical aid.
In the excitement incident to the cutting
Lynch disappeared., It is reported he repre
sents a leading powder company on the
toad and that his mind is affected. Lyall
is expected to recover.
JAPANESE COAST STORM
TAKES AWFUL TOLL OF LIFE
Herrirane Wrecks Nearly 100 Vessels
ad .Nearly 1,200 Meu Are
VICTORIA. B. C. April 1. Details of
the great storm of March 13 on the Japa
nese coast, in which more than 1.100 fisher
men perished, were brought by the steamer
Tama Maru today.
The tempest was most severe , off Chiba
and Ibarai prefectures and the official
report that gave the loxs as eighty-four
vessels and 1,100 men is generally believed
to be too- conservative.
The wreck of thirty-four, fishing vessels
from Choshl. Chiba prefecture, and four
teen from other villages, which took out
800 men, have been found bx. patrols, and
similar news of disaster was brought from
Mlto, In Ibarsjfl, where vessels contain
ing 400 men were mussing.
When the hurricane broke, 120 fishing
vessels attempted to make their way Into
Choshl harbor for refuge, but nearly all
were capsized off the harbor entrance by
heavy seas. Few bodies were recovered.
The Japanese cruiser, Takachlhe, was
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Carload of Strawberries
Reaches the Local Market
"day Dinner Men.
Clea.- Vegetable Houp. Wafers.
Stewed Chicken Browned n Butter.
Mashed Potatoes. Cream Oravy.
Asparagus on Toast Ijrna Bean Salad
Strawberry Shortcake. Coffee.
Toung hens or even old ones can be made
most palatable by boiling until thoroughly
tended and then rolling In flour and brown
ing in butter In a frying pan. Serve as any
other fried chicken. The butter left in
the pan can be used for making a cream
The first carload , shipment of straw
berries of the season reached the local
market Thursday evening and la selling
today at IS cents a pint box. The berries
are superior lo any that havs preeeded
them, being of good color and good flavor.
The boxes are of uncertain capacity, but
sell for pints.
Asparagus at It cents a hunch was so
other welcome novelty en the market this
morning, and rhubarb, new tomatoes and
f.lADE BY A WESTERN DEALER
W Be Placed on
and Easy Terms
Pianos, Bo Here at 8:30
We will sell pianos,
$190 to $375 less than the same quality and grade can be purchased any
where else in the world.
Every piano will be fully guaranteed as to quality, tone, and as to
durability. Every statement made by the salesmen in our ware-rooms
during this sale will be absolutely backed up and guaranteed by us.
If, after having the piano in your home, you find it not up to your ex
pectation?, we will cheerfully, and gladly ' return to you every cent that
you have paid.
During the sale whatever terms will suit you best will bo satisfactory to,ua. Eitra sales
men will be in attendance to show you through this magnificent stock, and we urge you to come'
und see whether you expect to purchase or not.
served, although whatever you buy during
illp g)0nm. Dinner Market
hurried to the scene ami found eleven fish
ing boats with the fishermen all frozen to
death and numbers of drifting bodies.
Telegrams from several villages report
the drifting ashore of wrecked boats
laden with dead crews.
Mrs. Sarah B. Duke and James XV.
I.ochmlller, both of Benson, were married
by Rev. Charles W. Savidea at his resi
dence Thursday afternoon at 5.
cucumbers sre much Improved In quality
and not quite so hih priced. A few small
ord"is of sweet corn have been received,
but only a few, and the price has been so
high as to placs them within the reach of
Kgs are slowly but surely creeping up
ward. They sold for 22 and 23 cents a
dozen this morning for country eggs, while
the guaranteed variety brought from 25
to 30 cents a dozen. Tackuge or creamery
butter sells for 2S and 37 cents a pound,
which is also higher than it was, but the
wrman who will go to market personally
will find lots of butter equal In every
respect to the higher priced package cream
ery, selling at 30 and 32 rtnts a pound.
This Is country butter.
Chickens retail from 14 to 20 cents a
pound, according to qr.al-ty and the mar
ket. Grape fruit sells from i cents to 15 cents
tkch. Oranges ara belter than they have
been, with more and sweeter Juice and
thinner skins. They ranee in urlce from
lo til cents a d i j
the superior of which cannot be found at from
bargain that has ever
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This is the machine that makes
the IU-TiiM'tl Coffee so much talked
about. We have The Only Ones
in Omaha. It removes all dust and
chaff formed In grinding and
makrs (lean Cut I'erfect Coffee.
No chance for "Smuddy" coffee.
No Egg required to settle It. Try
It today, and you will find It aa
hundreds of otherg find H The
nest Coffee in Omaha Moch Mix
ture, pound 35c 3 ounds $1.00
Excelsior IMend 25c.
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