Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 11, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 6, Image 6

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Western Nebraska Finds in
Potash a Source of Unlim
', ited Wealth.
Ellsworth, Neb., Feb. 5. (Special
Correspondence of The Bee.) The
potash industry of western Nebraska
that arose phoenix-like from the burnt
grasses and shrubberies of the ages, is
today one of the most impressive
forces of wealth extension of which
the state can boast '.More than this,
its beneficences are being felt by the
inhabitants of this section in such a
way that permanency of habitation
and being is now the watchword,
where only a few months ago the
uncertainty of monotonous existence,
with its inevitable small opportuni
ties and smaller results, was con
ducive only to that longing con
greener fields that is always detri
mental to newly developed and de
veloping country.
Leu Than Two Years Old.
" It has been' less than two years
since the first of the various plants
for producing potash from the alka
line waters was established. With
their intrease and rapid commercial
headway has come the story of oppor
tunity for the homesteader and small
land owner of this section that com
pares well with those told of the ar
tisan, the mechanic and the laborer
in those vicinities of the east that
have benefited so remarkably by the
so-called "war brides." In the amount
of money involved, however, the simi
larity ceases. For nowhere in the
west can we, as yet, point to the
laborer purchasing $600 talking ma
chines, nor can we make mention of
. one who only recently hard-pressed
is now riding to work in taxis. Even
could we boast of the latter, we have
not the incentive. But through this
aid many of our homesteaders are
. not only adding to their Jrds, but are
providing . shelter and comforts for
themselves .and stock they already
have, that they could illy do before.
Then there are those who are in
creasing their land holding in a man
ner that is gratifying, considering
that only a few short months ago
they were agreed they would be for
tunate to get out with living and a
few dollars to the good. , .
, Towns Growing Fast
Our cities are likewise benefiting in
fulsome manner. Alliance, that for
merly prided itself on the big rail
road pay roll, is now so engulfed with
ponderous activities as a result of
these near-by industries that the citi
zens have now come to look upon the
railroad pay day as incidental in a
progressiveness that is beyond the
most sanguine expectations and stead
ily growing. Where formerly , they
were satisfied with several fairly good
hotels, with more of lesser import-
. ance, they have now in contemplation
one of the most commodious and
modern western Nebraska can boast
of. This is to be built by Alliance
capital alone. The courthouse, fin
ished within the last year, a pride to
any community, and the federal build
ing now nearing completion, have al
most lost their attractiveness in the
wild desire to build business blocks
and residences in keeping with the de-
, mands of the present year. A refinery
to be erected at Alliance for the
handling of the completed products
of tht various plants and an exclusive
plant to be built at Birdsell, just east
of Alliance, are among the big
project in view with the disappear
ance of frost
Home of First Plant
Hoffland, twelve miles east of Alli
ance, the home of the first potash
plant of important commercial value
in the United States, now has a popu
lation of 200, and if it were not for
the havoc caused by the recent car
shortage in obtaining material this
number would have been augmented
quite considerable. It is the policy
of the company to employ married
men and as an inducement they fur
nish a house, fuel and lights, together
with an addition to the salary of the
cost of board for the head of the fam
ily. All men employed, either single
or married, are furnished board in
addition to wages paid. In this plant
has originated many improvements in
machinery, that has made possible the
reduction of the crude liquid to a
commercial state. Not onlv have thrv
developed convenient machinery, buy
appurtenances ana scientific advan
tages that make possible the perpetu
ity and permanency of the industry in
competition with the world. From
this small hamlet since April, 1915,
has gone forth its products to all parts
of the United States and even as far
' as New Zealand.
Two That Axe Models.
The next town eastward, Antioch,
has two plants that are models of
their kind. The American Potash and
Products company has been in opera
tion about sixty days. The Nebraska
Potash company, which has been de
layed because of inability to get ma
terial, is about under cover and will
tie turning out potash within the next
'.hirty days. Residences and business
houses are fast dotting the prairies
of several months ago. With the
softening of the weather It is pre
dicted Antioch' will have a population
of 500, all of whom will be employed
or sustained chiefly in the full opera
tion of the. plants ...
The machinery in the Nebraska
Potash company's plant i combines
both alkali and potash treatment,
making it a double paying proposi
tion. With its opening will be em
ployed a decidedly greater number of
' men. t ... r.
, ; . Hera Is a Model Town,
At Lakeside we have ' the model
town. . The Hord Potash and Prod
ucts company has not only built a
l!:avy Hoisting
KIIFiruaSt T.LD.1.1
modern and extensive plant, but has
aimed to build a city that is a thing
of beauty. All houses for the mar
ried men are built roomy, substantial
and have all modern conveniences. It
is the aim to make a comfortable ex
istence for those who are largely in
strumental in making a comfortable
income for the company. The plant
at Lakeside has been in operation
about thirty days and its output, like
all the rest is beyond its resources.
At Ellsworth we are only in the
formative period. Dr. A. G. Emerson,
whose lakes test the highest of any
throughout this district, is now form
ing a company that expects to begin
erection of a new plant in the spring.
Louis Cooper, whose lakes south of
town have passed a test of high com
mercial value, is also in the field with
building in view. While many other
good tests have been made and as
many lakes still are uninvestigated,
there is sufficient on the surface of
present activities to warrant the
establishment of one and perhaps two
plants here the coming spring and
summer. - ,
Nebraska's Big Output.
With a plant in course of erection
at Oshkosh, south of here in Garden
county, and with those already in
operation and those nearing comple
tion, it is Said by those in authority
that Nebraska is now furnishing one
eighth of the country's supply of pot
ash and its by-products.' With the
improvements made in machinery in
this district alone for the economic
handling of the commodity in all its
gradations, together with the inex
haustible supply that is more pro
nounced in this 'field 'than in any
other portion of the country, per
manency for the industry is asurcd
without any question of doubt.
Mooney Guilty of
Murder for Bomb
Outrage at Frisco
San Francisco, Feb. 10. Thomas J.
Mooney. labor agitator, was convicted
of murder in the first degree by a jury
in the superior court here tonight for
a bomb explosion costing ten lives
during a preparedness parade, July
22, 1916.
When the jury announced their ver
dict, Moonry's mother began to
scream, and the court room was
thrown into violent confusion.
Mooney received the verdict, un
moved. His wife, Rena, was not in
the court room. '
Offers Resolution for a
War Referendum in House
Washington, Feb. 10. A resolution
calling for a popular referendum be
fore any declaration or act of war ex
cept in case insurrection or invastion,
was introduced today by Represen
tative Callaway of Texas, "by re
quest," following a conference with
several of his colleagues.
Senators who heard the Callaway
resolution in the house thouglrt such
a proposal would not get very far
in the upper branch of congress. It
was reported that one of the senators
who voted against the resolution en
dorsing the diplomatic breach with
Germany, planned to introduce a simi
lar resolution, but none has been sub
mitted. Senator Vardaman, one of the dem
ocratic senators, who voted against
the endorsement resolution, said it
would be a waste of time to submit
a referendum proposal to the senate,
Hebron High School Runs
Away From Fairbury Five
Hebron. Nh.. Vrh M Wri.! T.I.
egram.) Hebron High school to
night defeated, the Fairbury basket
snooicrs, 10 ia.
In the first half Hebron played
the visitors off their-feet with a scbre
of 30 to 5.
In the second half Fairbury
strengthened their defense and played
a Bond cam Th Hhrn man ..
outweighed about fifteen pounds. The
locais were weakened witn tne loss
ot uuard M. shearer, who is on the
hospital list
As an ODener the Hrhrnn iinlmv
staged a game with the Ohiowa five,
ueieating tnem, in to 14. Both Heb
ron High and Hebron academy have
been making excellent records in
basket ball this season. The high
school has lost but three games this
season. The academy has a clean
record for the season.
Ceoe llapeit rekraarr IS. .
Chlcaeo, Feb. IS. Member of tht Chi
oaso Nationals were InatructMl iaH.v t
pari an Kabruary II, two daye before
they ara ta depart ror tha tralnlm camp
at Paaaifeiia, Cal. Thin, Prealditnt Watch
men earn, will five him an opportunity to
learn how many playara, If any, plan to obey
uVnUyr " r"
Tw el re-Dollar Haeja. ,
Sioux Cll, ta., Feb IS.. Twelve dollars a
hundred wellht waa paid tor tha ho on
tha Iru . 1 mavW-, , - .... , L '
hltheat prloa over reached In the htatory
That the and of tha climb la not Tat In
elsht la the prediction of eemmlaelon men.
Th. Em Editor b publi.W for
tha baaofit of tboueandi of peo
ple troubled with ay ailmrats.
. Tha object ) te advis poopl
who aead attention, but ara not
snra of where. It will bo given
properly. Questions directed to the
Eye Editor will be answered in
this column tha following week.
For a Boraonal latter enclose
tamped addressed envelope.
The recent order of the Board
of Health of Omaha requiring tha
examination of school children's
eye has brought many inquiries
concerning eye ailments and their
remedy. To meet thia emergency
the Eye Editor column will be
published on the society page ev
ery Sunday for a period of six
months. The Eye Editor will de
scribe and analyze many of the
more common eye ailments and
their symptoms, and advise tha
best course of treatment
Thousands of people through
out the country have been impos
ed upon by so-called traveling eye
doctors and their eyea are ruined
for life.
' These editorial! will be publish
ed in an endeavor to help people
select the right course, and hearty
co-operation will be given to those
who are interested, either through
this column or through personal
correspondence. Absolutely free
of charge-
' ' - Advertisement
Fire Hundred Men and Women
Find Jobs at Free Employ
ment Bureau.
In operation just a month, the Co
operative Free Employment bureau,
a federal, county and city enterprise,
with quarters on the Harney street
floor of the court house, has placed
450 persons, both men and women, in
jobs and positions work of all na
ture, common labor and vocational.
The big force of workers in the
free employment bureau and those in
charge are exceedingly well pleased
with results thus far and have re
ceived numerous congratulations
from many big Omaha employers
who relied upon the federal-county-city
establishment to fill vacancies in
their forces.
Nearly half of the 1,000 applicants
for jobs in the last month have been
placed despite the fact that at the
start the bureau was handicapped be
cause the mainritv of Vmnlnvarq Hid
flot know of its existence. "Getting
the worker and job together, free of
cost to both," might be called the
motto of the bureau.
Jobs Pay Well. ,
Positions paying as high as $75 a
month have been filled through the
co-operative enterprise. Openings
for those fitted for clerical work,
stenography, skilled labor, common
labor in fact, practically everything
in the employment line are reported
to the bureau tach day. And there
is generally someone waiting for one
of these openings, for a crowd of un
employed or those seeking something
better is in the offices most of the
time. '
The heads of the bureau are an
ticipating a big demand for farm la
borers in the next few months. Pla
cards issued by the United States De
partment of Labor, bureau of immi
gration, have been sent broadcast.
"Farmers and Other Employers, Do
You Need Help?" "Men and Women,
Do You Want Work?" they read; in
big, black words at the top.
AU Kinds of Work.
These nation-wide free employment
bureaus were originally organized to
take care of immigrants. Now they
care for all classes of people and fill
positions for all kinds of workers.
The co-operative plan, in which the
Sale Now in Progress.
U. S. Nat'l Bank Bldg.
16th and Farnam.
it's easier to move the cash than the stock
state is a party in some places, avoids
duplications and simplifies the' task
of bringing the job and the man and
woman together.
J. N. Benner, an immigration in
spector, who came here from Chi
cago, is in charge of the local bureau.
M. A. Coykendal, with headquarters
at the federal building, has general
Omaha Claims to Have Largest
Wireless Receiving Sta
tion in Country.
Omaha claims the largest wireless
receiving station in the United States,
excepting only the government sta-.
tions. George J. S. Collins, general
manager of the Western Wireless
company, stands ready to defend that
This station is located at 3020
Bewey avenue, where Mr. Collins and
Frank L. Brittin are in command.
Some of the most important news of
the world is "picked up" at this sta
tion, but under government regula
tions these operators must not di
vulge certain classes of information)
which they receive.
The radius of this station seems
limited only by the location of send
ing stations of the world. A report
of the battle of Monastir was received
eighteen hours before the Omaha
newspapers received it, Mr. Collins
asserts. This station heard the opera
tor at Eiffel tower .sending the report
ti Greenwich, a distance of 100 miles,
although thousands of miles from 3020
Dewey avenue, .
Messages sent from Naiakhan, in
Asiatic Russia, nearly 9,000 miles
away, have been heard; also from
Shinto, Japan, and from New Zealand
and points in South America. A mes
sage from Nauen, Germany, to a Chi
cago bank was heard. ,.
This receiving station is arranged so
that it may be "tuned up" to any of
1 ,000 varieties of waves. The sending
apparatus is limited to a compara
tively short distance, but this feature
will be extended as circumstances may
warrant. Messages can be sent to St.
Louis and other points.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success.
Is to Convert Our Entire New Spring Stock to
the Last Garment Into Cold Dollars and Cents. .-,
So sincere have we been in our determination to effect a positive cleanup that we have
ignored cost and worth 6f the new Spring Wearables and marked them in the same manner as
a progressive store would its season-end goods in a clearance sale. Every advantage is yours,
A triple advantage secured by "caahing-in" on this sales of ferings
FIRST You save a third to a half on New Spring Apparel.
SECOND You will be able to get a full season's service while the styles are at their best
1HIKD You choose from the novelties and exclusive models which are always featured at the opening of the
AD our New Spring Suita, Bought to
at $26.00 and $29.60,
Removal Sala Price) " "
AD our New Spring Suits, bought t
at $32.50 and $36.00,
Removal Sal. Prie
All our New Spring Suits, bought to
at $37.6U jma aov.ov,
Removal Sala Price)
All our New Spring Suits, bought to
at $42.50 and $45.00,
Removal Sal. Prie. V"""
AH our New Spring Suits, bought to
at $47.50 and $50.00,
Reaml Sal Prie
Clearing Out All ' -
All the new Street Coats, Sports Coats
and Dressy Coats have felt the effect of
deep price-cutting during this removal sale.
Nothing reserved Share in the savings. '
AH our New Spring Coats, bought to aetl '
at $22.50 and $25.00, i
Removal Sal Prie "T
All our New Spring Coats, bought to sell .
at $27.60 and $29.50, 1
Removal Sal Prie. , ... 7
ur New Spring Coats, bought to sell
n S3Z.DU ana 3t.uu,
RraraveJ 31 Price
our New Spring Coats, bought to sell
at aoi.ov ana- jy.&u,
Removal Sal Prie ,
All our New Spring Coats, bought to sell
at $46.00 and $50.00,
Rmoval Sol Prie. ,
All Winter Apparel
at Less Than Half
' Whatever Winter Garments re
main in stock will be cleaned out re
gardless of cost or value. The savings
warrant buying now for next season's
Loans Entente Allies Vast
Sums to Be Used in Carry
ing On War in Europe.
(Correirpondence of Tha Aeeeclatrd Preaa.)
Tokio, Jan. 2. One of the most
striking phenomena that the war has
created as regards Japan is its quick
shifting from a debtor to a creditor
nation. Since the Russo-Japanese
war the world has got accustomed to
thinking of the Japanese empire as a
borrowing country. Now the tables
are turned and Great Britain, which
loaned so much money to Japan in
the past, has actually come here for
a loan.
The recent flotation in Japan of a
British loan for 100,000,000 yen or
$50,000,000 was a great success. A
few days after the lists were opened
to the public the syndicate which hid
the issue in charge advertised that no
more subscriptions would be received
The incident showed that there is
plenty of available capital in Japan.
The success of the British loan is to
be attributed not only to Japanese
confidence in British resources but
also to the preference by the Japanese
public for short term loans. The
English bonds are redeemable in three
Much Aid is Furnished.
It is pointed out here that the fin
ancial assistance just rendered to
Great Britain is only a part of what
has been done for the entente allies
since the outbreak of the war. It is
calculated that Japanese investments
in bonds and treasury notes issued by
the entente powers since the begin
ning of hostilities total about 515,000,
000 yen or $257,500,000, exclusive of
the recent British loan.
Another significant feature of the
war period as regards finance has
been Japan's heavy payments abroad
of interest upon its own bonds and
even in partial redemption of the
same. This has been especially made
possible by the nation's heavy accum
ulation of specie, which has been due
to a heavy increase in exportations.
Some Cash Balance.
Japan's cash payments abroad in ad
dition to that for foreign securities
amount to 391,000,000 yen or $195,
500,000 since the inauguration of the
war, and altogether Japan has paid
out in cash since the war began the
huge total of 1.006.531.000 ven or
?3UJoo,aou. Adding to this the
And the Sole Mission of This
AH Our New
sell at $19.50
Removal Sala
All Our New
sell at $25.00
Removal Sal
All Our New
sell at $29.60
Removal Sal
All Our New
sell at $35.00
Removal Sal
' All Our New
sell at $39.50
Removal Sal
We've Sacrificed the Spring Skirts
AU Our New Spring Skirts,
sen at ao.YO .
Removal Sal Prie
All Our New Spring Skirts,
sell at $8.75
Removal Sal Prie
All Our New Spring Skirts,
sell at $9.75
Removal Sal Prie
When completed will be the best appointed Ap
parel Store in the middle-west Every stock
will be more than doubled in size and many new
lines added. Get acquainted with our new loca
tion before we leave our old home.
200,000,000 yen or $100,000,000 by
which the special holdings of the em
pire have been increased duriug the
war period, about 1,200,000,000 yen or
$600,000,000 represents the cash bal
ance to Japan's credit in the interna
tional operations.
Commenting on this new financial
situation the Herald of Asia, which re
flects the opinion of the Japanese,
business world, makes the estimate
that if the war continues another year
it would be safe to place the probable
total influx of money from abroad at
2,000,000,000 yen, roughly speakjng, or
about $1,000.000,000. . The journal even
expresses the opinion that before
world conditions shall have turned to
the normal, Japan may be able to
wipe out her national debt in its en
tirety. Burglar Comes In Window
And Goes Out Back Door
As E. S. Holmes, pool room pro
prietor, entered the front door of his
home, 4158 Cass street, Friday night,
after the Stecher-Peters wrestling
match, a burglar went out the back
door. Mr. Holmes found on the back
veranda an abandoned chisel which
had evidently been used to pry open
a side window by which the thief
gained entrance. Nothing was stolen.
Spring Dresses,
and $22.50
bought to
bought to
bought to
bought to
Spring Dresses,
and $27.50
Spring Dresses,
ana yjz.bu
Spring Dresses,
ana 3.bU
Prie. ,v
Spring Dresses,
bought to
ana HZ.oU
bought to
All Our New Serine Skirts, boutrht to
bought to
bought to
. . . .
sell at $12.50
Removal Sals Prie
All Our New Spring Skirts, bought to
sell at $15.00
Removal Sal Prie
All Our New Spring Skirts, bought to
selUt $17.50
Removal Sal Prie
Offers to Guard Border
With Ten Thousand Reds
Salt Lake City, Feb, 10. C. L. Chris
tensen of Monticello, Utah, who says
that he has been an interpreter among
the Indians for forty years, wrote to
Governor Bamberger todav that he
.would enlist 10,000 Navajo Indians to
protect the Mexican border in case of
war. A similar offer came recently
from a band of Ute Indians.
Insole Shoes
Walk With
The Springy Step of 5
' "The Barefoot Boy"
You can, and you 'will feel
younger, be younger and E
get more pleasure out of jS
life if you wear shoes that
take the jar out of walk-
s ing. Fitted with an insole, 5
5 made of the finest piano
felt never packs or loses
its elasticity c o v e r e d
with the finest leather, a
3 non-conductor of heat or 3
3 cold. Stock used' is in the
finest grade kid. Built on
a foot-form last. Two
styles, plain and tip toe.
I Men's $6.50 1
Parcel Post Paid 3
Sale Now in Progress.
U. S. Nat'l Bank Bldg.
16th and Farnam.