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TTTE OMAHA SUNDAY RKK: AUGUST 6, 1916.
Start Five Days' Meeting by
Visiting Samson's Show
at the Den.
BUSINESS STARTS TUESDAY
Thr I'mtrd Master Huuhn's
sociation will he the pursl ot the h
oal otjlamration tor thr tuvt I'm
days ii f lilts week, ami .1 lull pii(i,iin
lias been planned for their mtrium
merit and rditicatiiMi. Thrv will .it n c
tomorrow, most of thrm on .1 special
train from 1 lueapo over thr Hurling
lion. In the evening these 111e.it spe
ciahsts will ga.-e with entu.il eye 011
the TmH" at tlie Pen. while the
wives ot the Omaha dealers' eiiteitam
Tuesrlav moriiiPK Inismess begins
when V. K. Kutiel. the local presi
dent and Mavor Pahlman welcome
them to the city. The dav will be
devoted to business Wednesday will
include a business session, a visit
to the stuck cards, a luncheon by
Everett Huekmglum end a theater
Government Expert Here.
One of the best numbers oil the pro
gram will be .1 lectin e and demon
uratiou on tubei culosi 111 cattle, In
Dr. George IV Moss, ot the Uurc.iti
of Animal Industry Wasliniglon, who
will talk to ibe butchers Thursday
morning. Thursday afternoon they
will have an opportunity of seeing
the parks and boulevards of Omaha,
and Thursday evening the Koine will
ferve the annual banrjuet
The Kridav morning session will
he devoted to any imtmisbed business
and reports, the election of officers
and the selection of the nest meeting
I. 1. Cameron the secretary of the
I'nited Master Butchers' oi Omaha,
estimates that about .15(1 delegates
and their wives will visit 111 Omaha
during the week. The Omaha Bu
tchers in the organization number
about fiftv. with V. F. Kuncl. presi
dent; Charles Blind, vice president;
Frank Bongardl. treasurer, and .1. J.
To Meet at the Rome.
The association originally planned
to make headquarters at llie Hotel
Castle but the strike oi the building
trades workmen stopped the progress
of the new extension and headquar
ters were transferred lo the Hotel
Rome where all the meetings will
be held in the ball room.
A detailed program of papers to
be read and the subjects to be dis
cussed can not be given until the
arrival of the national officers tomor
row, hut attention will be given to
the consideration of trade customs,
ways of economical distribution, fair
and unfair competition, .and the fos
tering of proper legislation.
Auburn Blind Man
Has Three Diplomas
From State School
Stella, Neb.. Aug. 5. (Special.)
Prof. C. A. Jones of Auburn, is the
only student who lias ever finished
all the courses from a Nebraska state
institution. He has had three diplo
mas from the State School for the
Blind at Nebraska City. The diplc
mas arc ior eacn tnc literary, musical,
and industrial courses, respectively.
Prof. Jones lost the sight of
one eye when four years old, from a
tiny particle of sawdust getting into
it, the inflammation from this eve
seriously affecting the other, but while
one eye is lost to him forever, the
sight of the other has considerably
improved within the last few years.
Frof. Jones spent fifteen years in
the schools for the blind at Vinton,
la., and Nebraska City.
The industrial course embraces
piano tuning, carpet weaving, the
making of fly nets, hammocks,
When in school, he devoted from
four "to six hours a dav to piano prac
tice. and after he was graduated from
the institute at Nebraska City, he spent
two years teaching.
Made by New Beaton
This Little Girl's Midnight Thanks
Brought Big Lift for Poor Babies
Vh.Mhrth is otih J.' months old
now , mi won't she he a 1 a i-lnng
hr.iutv when he i-, J J iis ohl: I'hen
ln will he a iiirrn I v .utorntnenl ot
vhkmv. .1 lclnit.ir.ie to whom .ill wilt
I ikr the pi iivom's ot old, Hiaheth
w '.! ioniMnr beauty ami jji.tO' with
rvimlnf-s oi hra't H i nutat lues
will he cnli-trd m thr imum- ot poor,
ilumh aniniaK ami lu'lph"--. thildien
It i. a! to cntmr thr Ktir-'S sbo
will tol!ow in her mother'-, footsteps
an. I become an cut I: n Mastu- put mi
member of thr Humane society
In the name ot little Ili.iheth her
mother, Mts J. De Forest Ru-hard.
nave $d to The Hee's tux milk ami
ice turn! last week
One night when it was "eedingly
warm little Miabeth ailed f-n a
"ti'mk ot ".iter " Mrs Kit hards brought
it to her. noting the damp forehead
ami the little nightrnbr wet with per
spnatton. despite all efforts to keep
the pret ions daughter eomtoi table
"( ih, mamma, she coord. 1 )is is
cool and nice!"
Mrs. Richards' heart wa touched at
thr thought of so many little ones to
whom pm e drinks and the ice with
which to cool it would be unavailable
were it not tor the con It ilmt ions p
l'lic Hoe tund and the gcneiou itt
LIGHT COMPANY TO
SPEND ONE MILLION
To Construct New Building to
House Hugo Turbine
TUNNEL TO THE RIVER
The biggest building project in pro
gress in Omaha at present, especial
lv when all the equipment to be in-
tailed is included, is the big addi
tion to the Omaha Kleciric Light and
IVwer company plant at the foot of
'ullv SWO.OOO is to be expended
here in the structure ami the equipment.
Ibe addition is lo luue a hune
20,000 horsepower turbine. The
building itself is to cost nearly $IJ0,-
0(H), while the digitus and other
equipment to be installed will bring
the figure well up toward the mil
A costly bit of construction in con
nection with this new addition will
he the huge tunnel which will prob
ably be no less than l.M) feet long, j
eight feet wide and eighteen feel
deep. This tunnel will bring the wa- !
tcr supply 111 from the river lor the i
Though the excavation work is now
only tinder way and a little work is
being done in laying concrete bases,
it is expected the iob shall be com
pleted by October or November. The
Phoenix Construction company has
The Busy Bees
Their Own Page,
V 1 '
KRK it is the Inst Sunday in August, which remind us that there
ts but one mugful month left of the long -.umtner vacation of
the Hiisy Hees. "
Mow about the resolutions you hoys and girls made at the
close of st hool? Have you t arried out the plans you made for the
most profitable manner in which to spend your idle hours, or have
rmitted the moment, to glide swiftly b . putting off for tomorrow
on could ha r d me trda .'
I. el's hope vni haven't, hut il you hae, here i a warning word ami you
have vet a month in which to redeem the pledge, you made to yourself.
The Husv (lee election of King and Queen ,s scheduled for the end of
this month, the new rulers to he announced the tirst Sunday in September.
j MeRin to think about it. hovs and girls, and decide who has earned the honor
land whom it best befits. Send in vour votes earlv. as at nearly every election
heretofore some votes remained uncounted because they arrived too late,
As you all know, the King is selected from the hoys on the Red side and
the new (Jueen is chosen from the Pine side.
This week, the prize book goes to Marie Deyinnev of the Pod si tie.
Kdith Kenvon and Kdtla I orneer ot the lilue suit won honorable mention.
Little Stories by Little Folk
ONE OF THE BRIGHT LITTLE
( I'ne Story. I
First Experience with Candy.
Marie I'evmuev. A;ed 1.1 Years.
i K. I I. No. 1. Box 117, HIair,
Neb. Red Side,
j 1 am in the eighth grade at school.
My teacher's name is Mi.ss Hrvey. I
like her very much. She is good to
us. 1 thought as long as I was going
; ttt join I would write a story about
my sister and I making our first tatty
candy. Well, of course, mamma, pap i
and my two brothers were gone. We
iked taffy candy it a t well, and we
decided lo make some. We first
found the receipt and afferwaids filled
it out. We then put if on the stove to
Doing in the World
World Realty Co.
Mum as to What
It Proposes to Do
Prances Willard Women's Chris
tian Tempeiance union will meet on
Wednesday afternoon at I o'clock at
the home of MisW. C. King. 2711
Noith Twenty-second street. Mrs. A.
N. Katon will have charge of the pro
grain. The annual meeting of the Omaha
Women's Christian Temperance
union will be held Wednesday after
noon at 2:M) at the Young Men's
Christian association. Election of of
ficers and reports of department su
perintendents are scheduled for this
Members ot the 11. T. club of the
Railway Mail Service met July 28 at
the home of Mrs. J. H, Cramer. Plans
were made for pioviding the children
of a certain poor family with school
clthes for the fall. The women of
the club have under construction sev
eral comforters which will he given
to worthy people before cold weather.
The club will have its next meeting
.August at the home ot Mrs. I. 1..
Crandell, .H25 North Pifty-seventh
The Penson P. E. O. sisterhood
will hold a special meeting on Mon
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
l In. me of Mrs. N. II. Tyson, when ar-prog-
j rangemcnts for the opening meeting
Really I will be made.
Rte Hrnvnn Wnm 1.,' .-1..k .......
' : Ii. n I. I ,.
Much Speculation is now i
ress as to what the World
company expects to do at Twenty-
sixth, ana rarnam streets, where- the
rntnnanv itist bnitrrtit tlin v.ntlm
comer of Mrs. h-ssio K. Shc-nl.rr.l ' .K ' "'"i ."PfCMi moolniR Imi-
Althougl. an old residence building "ay "',. 'hcn the dme of open-
stands on tlie srouiid. Iliis is no Ion- : " 's "", " ' "" cp'cniner h. i ne
Kcr classed as residence property. I l.'r,K,'""'i y ratitiert and are ready
Some tntercstniR dcvclopnicnl may he - 1,1 K'
looked for there within the next six!
months perhaps or a year. ! Hie election of otiicers tor the
the World Kcaltv company. a -iN'nth u!e Women s I hnstian Tun.
though a new company, is a company I pcram e union, which was announced
that does things with dispatch when j lo lake place at tlie meeting Thurs
it obtains a piece of ground. This is i (lay at the home of Mrs, V. Y. Wi
the company now building the mo-! doe. has been postponed n..i,i
tiou picture theater building near I'ii-1 meeting for this purpose w ill be
tctiith and rarnam streets where tlie , called soon. Mrs. William Kerry is
World-Herald was formerly located. the presidem
Neither Sam H. Goldberg, piesi- !
dent, nor W R. UeKarland. secretary j n,c Uuin(.,s Mu.-5 ,,.,, ,
of the World Realty company. nieet at the court house ruesdav fr ,
make any announcement as yet as to jj un,:i ,- . .
Lake We loot the car and rode
as far as we could, then we walked
on the railroad tracks until we
reached the place. We all went into
the .dressing rooms and then put on
our bathing suits, hen we all went
in the water. As 1 could not swim
I did not go in as far in the water
but slaved closer to the dock. Any
how while I was standing and view
ing the lake I happened to slip and
down in the water I wenl. "Help!
help! save mrl," I cried, hut the
girls only laughed; at lasi one of the
other girls came up and helped nie.
Well, anyhow, I felt better later on.
.Alter hcnig in the water tor mute
She said, "Why did yoi: go out them
without askiuj; me?" Kdith answered
"I was hungry foi some ch-ch-cher
ries " Her mother said, "Kdith, to
night vou have to go to bed at six
o'clock." Kdith cried and cried.
At night she was Mck. Her mother
nl lor (he ih ctor. lie a-ked her
wh.il she had been eating. She said.
cheines." and began I" cry again
The doctor told her not to cry. and
lohl her m.
e lo he si
'jo Hot t.
s I ..nr.-..
I! U .
, in bed about
was able to
llier she would
. like to
V,V hr-. -.- two utiic car.ary birds
,t w; -, 't i'w in, I1.- -'ti'.-s very prettily,
lie i i-ep 'j.ni .it'iis- the cage
:;' t'i.. ;in.c !! he is singing. I
,-i!l .-'-use wilh a lew riddles:
What lave vou everybody?
I'o.md as a:i apple, thin a.- knite.
.Ti-e- this riddle and I'll be your
Horace Hale Holcomb
and down til
diil not know what "cool awhile we went back In the dressing "'"I
and pull" meant. So we cooled it In
putting the pan in cold water. Alter
it was cooled we look a knife and
took a taste of it. Oh! My! Hut it
was sticky. We couldn't hardly get
it down our throMs.
They had left us home with the
hired man and we offered him some,
but he would not take any. He said
he had the toothache any way. We
did not like it so very well, so we
thought we would throw it away. The
worst of all was that we could not
get it out of the pan. So we took
the butcher knife and tried to dig it
out. We couldn't get il out that way,
so we took the hammer and pouudcri
it. We couldn't get it out that way,
so we took some paper and matches
and burnt it out. When we got it
out we discovered two holes in the
pan that we had pounded into it.
We were mighty glad when we got
it out. We then took the spade and
dug a hole in the ground by the old
cellar and buried it. We did-not tell
our parents until about three years
ago. Don't you think that we were
naughty girls? I think so. I hope
Mr. Waste Basket is out calling on
one of his friends when you receive
my story. This is a true story.
room and put on our clothes again
.My! hut the lunch was good. 1 don t
remember all the things we had, but,
just a few. We had biscuits, salad,
cocoa and candy. After lunch all of
us had a dish of ice cream. One
thing I thought was awfully nice;
was: Near each plate was a litte;
canoe about four inches long, and it :
had tlie word "Omaha" on it. In
side was candy. After lunch we;
went out boating and stayed quite j
a while. Then we thought that we
bad better get home. So every one
'mother. Then I
So I saved Iht
row . I Ii is is a true
could reach the
life of the spar-
Hv Kieka Hreilbarlh. Aged IJ Yc.u-.
Ilox .'45. render. Neb. Hlue Side.
I will write about the cliaill.liKpia
w e had in Pender. 1 1 started on Mon
day and ended on Friday I'he last
day was band day or children's day,
for we gave a play.
We had as follows: Patriots.
Columbia and Kncle Sain. School
children and teachers and I'oluiuhia's
tram hearers. We had a splendid , 1(11
Wliol word of live letters if you take
I'n the lull
spite ot all star. .
What was the
What is wale
Wh.-U is il a
never can have
These are all easy. I suppose you
can give the answers without guess
ing. I would like lo join the Liberty
Hi'rd club because I like to protect
icsiill ot the llood'r
gentleman has not,
bill may give to a
A Fawn and Tiger.
Bv Kugenia Blake. Age 111, South An
walked on the tracks until we reached : V'. "',, , ',, '. "1 'V K , "
(i'.'n , i n in i in 1 1 la , I. hi. e
all were dressed in different wavs like
the ear. When we got on the car
we sang all the way home. I think
it was one of the best times we ever
had, although 1 didn't tell all of it.
How I Saved a Bird.
By Edda Comeer, Aged 12 Years.
3510 Valley Street, Omaha, Neb.
One day not long ago I was told
Eats Too Many Cherries.
By Florence Browitt. Aged 1' Years.
18.'1 Fifth Avenue, Kearney, Neb.
Edith is a little girl six years of
age. Sometimes she is naughty.
Now you know, Edith likes cherries.
When her mother lets her she will
eat all she can. This dav Edith's
R. F. I). .1. Red Side.
As this is the first lime 1 have writ-
1 hone to receive a prize. I am
10 vears old and would like to join
the" Red side. I am sending a story:
A fawn met a little tiger, and said.
"What hue stripes you have!" Ibe
tittle tiger said, "What line spots you
have!" The fawn said. "It would
be very pleasant ii you and I were to
gether as friends. We might titer.,
roam through the woods as we liked
and alwavs he so happy" "1 should
like that.'"' said the tiger.
So the two touched noses and then
went out tor a long walk. It was
breakfast time. The fawn saw some
line grass in the meadow. Said he to
himself: "One should see his friend
satis'i ed beiorc he satisties his own
hunger. Will you have some of this
grass lor vour nrcaKiasi. i ne ujo
to iro out and call mv brother to din
ner. I was standing by a telephone j uioiuer sam sue commit nave any,
pole calling for him. He did not ans-1 cherries.
swer, so I looked all around to see ifl Edith was out by the cherry tree
1 could tell where he was. and she was eating as last as she could i
As 1 was standing there. I saw a Kdith happened to see her mother smelled the crass, but he could not
sparrow had been caught in a hole i coming. She hid. Edith thought she I eat it, for it w as against his natural
which was in the pole. j wasn't quite high enough, so she ' way of eating. He said. "1 am sorry,
I tried to reach it, but in vain. I j climbed to the top of the tree and I but I can't cat it. friend." The fawn
roitlft lint trrt it Tlmri. Imnn.np.l tn.l still IT r r nmtl.pr -ill,,, I I,.,.- i., .caiM Ii n initrlit find something that
Last Summer one of IllV friend's I be some buckets nearhv 1 ran tn oct i the house Thai nitrht cl, .,f it,- : t he titter won d like better, so he ran
mother invited many girls and my- j them for the sparrow was suffering. I worst punishment she ever had. Her ' to ask his mother. He went to ask
self to a swimming party at Carter I took the buckets and piled them die ! mother asked her so many questions 1 311(1 shc 10,(1 m,n 1,ot 10 relu!'n to
1 ' ! the tiger as he would kill her fawn.
An Enjoyable Outing.
By Edith Kenyon. 3222 (.'tuning St.,
Umaha, .eb. Blue Side.
Stories of Nebraska History
By A. E. Sheldon
So thev ran to satcty.
mcr ditches were dug to carry the
water from the streams and spread it
out upon the fields. Under this sys
tem the waters of the Platte, the Re
publican, the Loud, the Niobrara and
other streams were led out upon the j oerat. of Alma, w
what thev expect to do with the ne
ly acquired ground at Tweuty-si.xth
& Laier Owners Realty Men Active
For i arm Loan Bank
A number of extensive improve
meftts have been made at the Beaton
& Laier furniture store since the
purchase of the controlling interest
by ueorge V. Laier ana .Mrs. A. J
Beaton three weeks ago.
The sales room formerly occupied
by Magee's has been added to the
Beaton & Laier establishment and
the entire sales floor has been re
decorated, including installation of
a modern system of Brascolite light
An interior decorating department
has been added to the store. This
department is under the.management
of F. E. Blind, formerly of Fuchs,
Son & Blind.
An expansion sale, with a discount
on everything except a few ton
tracted lines, will be launched Mon
day. Krug Park is Popular
Those Hot Evenings
That hot -weather is a valuable as
set to the parks is being demon
strated daily at the popular Krug
park. With the thermometer striv
ing to reach a new record daily the
attendance seems to increase.
Dancing continues to be the stellar
attraction, with the large open air
pavilion the scene of much merri
ment nightly. Preisman's orchestra
furnishes the music for the dancers.
A daily change of music with all the
late successes being added, has con
tributed largely to the success of the
Roller skating and the free open air
theater are also well patronized
Contract Let for New
Home for 0. H. Barmettler
O. H. Barmettler, who recently pur
chased a residence lot at Thirty
eighth and Webster streets, has let
a contract for the construction of a
fine residence on this lot. Frank
Almquist has the contract. F. A.
Henninger is the architect.
The real estate men of Omaha are
not the least of those who are mak
ing a concerted fight for a federal
land bank for Omaha. It happens
that one of the leading real estate
men of the city has been chosen as
chairman of the general committee ot
various commercial and civic organi
zations to make the fight. This is
Frank H. Myers, former president of
the Omaha Real F.statc exchange, and
himself heavily engaged in the farm
loan business, so that he is thoroughly
familiar with all the details of farm
loan work, and with the amount and
nature of the farm loan business con
ducted in Omaha and in the state.
The central working committer or
executive committee to work with Mr.
Myers consists of F. A. Brogan. T.
C." Byrne. Luther Drake, John L. Mc
Cague, C (.'. Kosewater and A. 1".
Double Shifts at Work
On New Movie Theater
Two shifts are now employed on
the construction of the Motion pic
ture theater building at 1410-14 F"ar
nam street, the building being built
for the World Realty company. Grant
Parsons, the contractor, has just put
on some extra shifts so that he can
work day and night from now on. 'J he
roof is being put on. It is the ex
pectation that this structure shall be
completed in time for the movie peo
ple to get into it and play to Ak-Sar-Ben
crowds in ttie fall.
Contract is Let for the
Remodeling of City Hall
R. Butke has been awarded the
general contract for remodeling the
old city hall. T. Balfc has the con
tract for the plumbing, and the Ameri
can Electric company has the elec
tric contract. The cost will aggre
gate about $52.51X1.
To buy or sell advantageously, use
them for results.
pastor of the I'nited Brethi en church,
will he the speaker. The women of
Park Vale Presbyterian church will
lieorge A luster Woman's Relief
Corps will hold its regular meeting
Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock in Memorial
hall at the court house.
Miller Park Mothers' circle will
hold its annual picnic Wednesday in
Miller park. I'he members will meet
at 2 o'clock for the business meet
ing, after which there will be many
games for which prizes are offered.
A picnic supper will be served at 0:30
I he Benson Woman's I hristian
lenipcranee union met at the hoim
oi Mrs. E. I. Fuller Friday afternoon
for election of otiicers. Mis. M. 1),
Yicno was re-elected president, Mrs.
I. 11. Stephens vice president, with
these additional vice presidents: Mrs
.1. W. Welch, Mrs. K. C. Fuller. Mrs.
I. J. Peterson and Mrs. J. M. Bailey;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. J. M.
hailey; recording secretary, Mrs. E
(By ipecliil permission of iho author. The
R wtll published .-hMUcrs from the Ills
tory of Nebraska, by A. 1-: Mhetiion. trom
week to week.)
NEBRASKA AS A STATE.
(CONTINUEn FROM I, AST Sl'NDAV.)
Farmers' Co-operative Unions In
IW2 a new farmers' movement start
ed m Nebraska. This vas a union of
farmers to market their own crops.
There was complaint that the large
elevator companies made too great
profits in handling what the farm
ers grew. As a result of this move
ment there arc now several hundred
farmers elevators in the state and a
large part of the crop is sent to
maiket through them,
Governor John H. Mickey -In 1902
John H. Mickey, republican, of Os
ceola, was elected governor and re
elected in 1904. His term saw a ris
ing tide of prosperity, increased rain-
tall, higher prices, rise in value ol land vears and placing improvements to
and large increase in manufactures in the extent of $1,000 unon it. About
land, making great fields of grass and
grain where before little had been
raised. By the dry farming method it
was found that plowing and cultivat
ing tnc lanu witnout a crop one year I es by hank falure.
woimi insure a lair crop tlie next
year, even though the seasons were
The Merry March Hare.
Rv Nola Kerns. Aged 11 Years.
; ' Phillips, Xcb. Blue Side.
Alvin was playing out in the yard
. one day when a big breeze came
along and without saying by your
lief" whizzed him this way and
...Uirll him lliat u-iv until he was
as elected governor. as a:77v as a ,. ,HK. Finally the
Big Breeze set him down in a large
field where the grass was so tall
he could not see the direction of his
home. Just then merry March hare
".ia..i;ni.t .,i . came, along ami cxciaimen. .a
.. ' - I ... .e. pining liquor ,.,,, , , ,.,, i;,,!,. ilov;-
being selected by delegates in eon- '
Governor Ashton C. Shallenberger; '
Bank Guaranty; Daylight Saloons ,
in ivuo rtslilon I. Shallenberger. dem- ,
During his two-vcar term the Wi'
lature passed an act providing for a
bank guaranty fund to insure people
depositing money in banks from loss-
An act called the
sellers to close their places Iron, 8 tiatierers; wnais w ,o g. , ... ,. ,
p. m. to a. m an act requiring cor- , ""' R i . " .'. ' ,' is
nor.ji,c ... ., ..i .. i nut t ie merry
value all the railroad property in the j l,ol,te aml V,-eas.a"t, "lat ".' T '
state and an act providing 'for the "ot flouht 1,,s k"''1""5' so he told
election of the people's choice for ' w,'at ,,lc Bl8 Brcc" , ,lonc'
United States se.iao.r .., i i "Don't vou care, said the merry
March hare. Mount me and hold
question of ' fast to my ears, I'll leap you home -
,, ., i.. I I-,,..,.." 411 9 hoard'
The Return of the Rain; Good
Times -A return of the rainfall
brought fine crops and better times
to the wdiolc state and especially to
the western part. At the same time
there was a great revival of business
in the United States. The factories
and mines long closed were filled
with busy workers. So many work
men were needed that America could
not supply them all and more than
1.000,000 a year came from Europe to
enjoy the good times and high wages
The Kinkaid Homestead Act On
June 29, W04, a new homestead act
took effect in Nebraska called the Kin
kaid act from Congressman Kinkaid
of O'Neill, who introduced it in con
gress. 1 his act gave settlers on cer- passed,
tain parts of the remainine nnblie Countv Orjtion The
land in Nebraska a homestead of 040 I countv onlion. or nrrmitl iiii? all il.,- It's lean vear vou know." All ahtard
acres by living on the same for five voters of each county to determine , With thai the merry March hare
whether they would have saloons in leaped and jumped and .Mvin soon
that county or not. became the ex- : found himself in his own yard and the
citing political issue at this time, hare had disappeared.
liovernor Chester H. Aldrichln
1911) Ihester II. Aldrich. repuhlic
or uavm city, was elected govern
County option was the battleground
ot tnc campaign and the result was
the election of a governor in favor
of county option and a legislature
opposed to it.
Initiative and Referendum Among
8.000.000 acres of sandy and rouzl
land remained to be taken under this
act. At many land offices there was
a great rush for this last United
States land in Nebraska and in 1912
there were only 832750 acres to be
Reclamation Act In 1906 the rec
lamation act, championed by Presi
dent Roosevelt, made an important
Z: Building Permits
For Year Run Far
Over Last Seasori
change affecting western Nebraska. the important acts of the legislature
c i.cier mis act a ciaiu was ouill across ! or ivii were tne lollowing: An act
the rocky canyon ol the North Platte j providing for the initiative and ref-
river near Casper, Wyo., making a
here. F'armers in Nebraska found t great lake. The surplus water from
and Mrs. E. J. Crews
Empress Bill for
Week Looks Good
Chuck Haas and his educated ropes,
who comes to the Kmpross theater
with the show opening today, is a
cowboy from Southern California, or
rather was one until vaudeville lured
him before the footlights. As a rope
spinner his equal has never been seen
in this city, and his droll line of talk
while doing same is a complete act
in itself. Three comedians and har
mony singers of credit also open on
the same bill. Krish, Howard and Too-
land. "The Aristicrat and the Big
Kyed Coon" is presented by Quigg
and Mckerson. it is a novelty must
cal act. I ho bill is closed by I nov
elty white marble posing act
seined by the Three Westons.
ToItU Nffd Attention.
Yur rulil -.'.it. Or. Helln fine -Tr-llon-It
tut I'Mrjcni. Milt dcrmf. slopn thr
cough, only All druggists. Atlv.
prices for their produce more 4han
doubled and at the same time they
were raising larger crops than they
had ever grown before.
Alfalfa, Winter Wheat, Sugar Beets
Three new crops, allfalt'a. winter
wheat and sugar beets, began to be
largely experimented with tor many
vears in a small wav. The state be
came awake to their value at this
time and their cultivation spread from
(arm to farm and from county to
countv. Since then thev have brought
millions of dollars to the people of
the state and have greatly changed
methods of farming. Their influence
has only just begun.
The Cream Separator Another
great change which has come into
Nebraska tanning in the lat twenty
years has been brought about largely
by the cream separator, by which the
mil'; fresh from the cows is .sepa
rated into cream and skimmed milk,
the cream going to butter factories,
while the milk is fed upon the farm.
Dairy farming, which was almost un
known in the early years of Nebras
ka settlement, is thus becoming one
of the chief industries of Nebraska
Rise in Price of Land During this
period land has risen very rapidly in
price, in eastern Nebraska from $25
and ?30 an acre to $11)0 and $150 an
acre and in western Nebraska from
$1.25 an acre to $10. $20 and even $50
an acre. Towns everywhere have
grown rapidly. New railroads have
been built and for the first time in
Nebraska history there has been a
large and constant development of
Irrigation and Dry farming Two
new methods of tanning were fol
lowed which greatly helped the state.
These were irrigation and dry farm
ing, or summer tillage, as the latter
is sometimes called. Under the for-
this lake is brought down across the
table lands of western Nebraska. Al
ready over 100,000 acres have been
placed under irrigation by settlers un
der this aci.
Taxes and State Expenses For
endum, permitting the voters to adopt
or reject laws; an act providing for
the commission torm ot government
of cities; an act to forbid the selling
of seed of any kind having weed
seeds therein; an act stopping the tax
ation ot real estate mortgages; an act
Building permits in July ran nearly
$30,000 higher than in July a year agu
Tbis in spite of the fact that there
were but U7 issued in July this year
against lt4 in July a year ago. Tin
figures for July, 1915. were $55b,780
and for July, l'M6, $584,075.
Already the building permits for
the seven months of the year are run
nine tar ahead of the first seven
months of last year, and last year's
tn nrntrrt flip v;itr in V'tlit-jtl i
many years the state ot Nebraska i ers and lakes, and an act to secure li- j o'ia'"K was a recoru-nreaher. i nc
had been running in debt to pav its i braries for the country districts. ; first scven "'n'iths of this year reveal
expenses. 1 his was because
expenses were constantly growing '
larger ana and the grand assessment
roll was becoming smaller. (The i democrat, of Kails Citv. was chosen:
av its;braries for the country districts. : ,,rst scven n" JnI inii 'ear reval
state! Governor John H. Morehead; the!870 Permits issued, aggregating Sh
owing ' Campaign of 1912 At the election : 897.522. and the first seven months of
sment i November 5. 1912, John . Morehead i Iast car rev J Pcrmits issued.
grand assessment roll is the list of all
the property in the state made by the
assessors on which taxes are levied.)
During the hard times, after the panic
of 1893, the value of property went
down. Many people, in order to avoid
paying taxes, did not give in to the
assessor all that they had. Many
taxes were unpaid. To pay its ex
penses the state issued more than
$1,000,000 in warrants beyond its in
come from taxes. To provide more
money the legislature of 1903 passed a
new revenue law, the aim of which was
to compel everyone to give in all his
property for taxation arfd to raise
more money for state expenses. In
1905 the legislature passed another
act, laving a special tax to pay off
the $1,000,000 of warrants which the
state owed. This has now all been
Governor George L. Sheldon; Rail
road Regulation; Direct Primaries
George L. Sheldon, republican, of Ne-
hawka, was elected governor in 190o
and held the office two years. Dur
ing his term the thirty years' railroad
struggle in Nebraska reached some
definite results. Free passes on the
railroads were abolished, passenger
fare reduced to 2 cents a mile and a
commission of three persons created
to regulate the relations of the people
to the railroads in the state. A direct
primary law was also passed, under
which candidates for office must be
named by all the voters instead of
governor. I lie chiet feature of the
campaign was the spectacular split
in the republican parly between the
supporters of President Taft and of
ex-l'resident Roosevelt. A new party,
named the progressive party, was or
ganized, which supported Mr. Roose
velt. In Nebraska tlie progressive
party and the republican party united
on most of their candidate, but there
was much strife and contention in
bringing this about and Woodrow
Wilson, democratic candidate for
president, carried the state by a plu
rality of 37.000 over Theodore Roose
velt and a still larger plurality over
'President Taft. The new legislature
chosen, which met January 6, 1913,
had fifty-five democrats and forty
five republicans in the bouse, eight
een republicans and fifteen democrats
in the senate. At this election five
important amendments were made to
greatest changes in that document
since it was framed in 1875. Thc new
amendments provide for enactment of
laws by the people through the ini
tiative and referendum, for elections
once in two years instead of every
year, for a board of.coutrol to manage
the state prison, asylums and other
institutions, for a home rule by cities,
tor increasing the salaries of members
of the legislature from $M)0 to JfiOO
and limiting the time for introducing
bills to the first twenty days uf each
(CONTINUED NEXT SUNDAY.)
Luther League of the Zion
Church to Have Lawn Social
The Luther leaRiie nf the Zion Eng
lish Lutheran church, Thirty-sixth
street and Lafayette avenue, will give
a lawn social mi the lawn of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Swanson, 4(U5 Izard street,
on Tuesday evening, August 8. A mu
sical program will he rendered, after
which refreshments will he served,
consisting of ice cream, cake, etc.
The Luther league is composed of
(ihout lljn members of the church, Roy
Helsing being president; Amelia Ud
quist, secretary; Paul Borchman,
I treasurer, and Christian Larson,
Feature Film Exchange
Opened by J. E. Schlank
,1. E Schlank, who recently sold the
Hipp theater to Hugo E. Bilz, will
now engage in the feature film busi
ness on a state right basis. Mr.
Schlank has organized the Fine Arts
Feature Film company and opened
an office at 2Ut Hrandeis Theater
building. The new company will
operate in Iowa and Nebraska. At
the present time Mr. Schlank has se
cured the rights for these two statet'
for "Where Are Yotir Children?" and
"The Little Girl Next Door," two
pictures soon to be released and laid
to be exceptional production.
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