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THE OMAHA SUNDAY TT;:
WILL SELL POTASH
LAKES AT AUCTION
State Board cf Public Lands
Decides This Is Manner in
Which Mineral Rights
Are to Go.
(From a Staff Correspondent
Lincoln, Sept. 28. (Special.)
rarties who want control of the pot
ngius uii me ia;:es situated in
section 36, township 26, rane 45, in
Sheridan county, will have to bid in
open auction in the office of the State
Board of Public Buildings on Thurs
day, October 25. in order to obtain
the lease, according to action of the
Board of Educational Lands and
f unf., talren this morning.
..Alter a discussion which lasted
most of the day yesterday, the board
met arain this morning and rejected
the bids made yeste:day. Then it
adopted the following resolution, on
motion of State Treasjrer Hall, and
seconded by Secretary of State Pool:
Kesoived, that the attorney gen
eral De, ana is hereby requested, to
forthwith institute in the supreme
court uch action as in his judgment
may be necessary to determine the
title of the state and its present right
to remove the potash or other min
erals, gas or oils which mav be found
upon; the school lands in " Nebraska,
notwithstanding such lands may have
been heretofore leased to individuals
Of corporations for grazing or agri
cultnral purposes; this resolution con
templating the doing of simple justice
( to the present holders of leases for
grazing or agricultural purposes, as
well as to the edcuational interests de
riving revenue from "uch lands."
Secretary of State Pool then moved
that all bids received be rejected and
that the secretary of the board be
authorized to advertise for auction
bids for the lease of the land on which
the lakes are located. This motion
was seconded by Attorney General
Reed, but was voted against by I and
Commissioner Shumway and State
Treasurer Hall. However, it carried.
Lieutenant Governor Howard, who
becomes a member of the board by
reason of being acting governor, Mr.
Reed - and Mr. Pool voting for the
It i prettx well known that two of
the big companies are trying to
obtain control of the potash rights
on these lakes. One company, head
ed by Arthur English of Omaha, made
the heaviest bid yesterday, but some
members of the board appeared to
favor a little lower bid made by J. J.
Harrington of O'Neill, who repre
sented the Nebraska Potash company,
of which W. S. Ridgell is head. The
time to be given these companie8 to
getto producing the potash so that the
state could receive a revenue there
from, appeared to one of th main
point Covered by the controversy,
and together with the fact that the
matter of the legal right of the state
to .. lease t lands forynineral rights
which had already been leased for ag
ricultural rights was another matter
to be considered.
''" The board authorized the attorney
general to at once begin uit to test
the legal right of the state in the
matter in the supreme court and also
authorized him to . notify President
Ridgell of the Nebraska company to
within thirty days make his selection
of the five sections of land he will be
entitled to receive a lease on of the
twnty-nine he has already obtained
an option on.
York, Neb., Sept. 28.-r(Speciaf.)
The United Brethren Conference at
York, in harmony with action taken
at the general conference held in
Wichita, accepted their share of the
great four-year program adopted at
that time which was as follows:
One .hundred and fifty thousand
souls, won for(Christ, 100,000 net in
crease in 'membership, 25 per cent in
crease in Sunday school enrollment,
25 per cent in Christian Endeavor
membership, 2,000 new students in our
colleges, ' 500 new trained ministers
and missionaries, $2,000,000 new en
dowment for colleges, $200,000 for
The annual educational rally for the
conference was held Thursday after
noon with the following speakers:
Rev. W. E. Schell, D. D.. -national
educational secretary; President M.
O. McLaughlin of York college and
Dr, W. O. Jones, the new conference
superintendent. The student body
were present in a body and gave their
yells, etc. York college won the
intercollegiate championship in foot
ball last year and will (have a strong
team this year to try again.
. On Thprsday morning Dr. P. M.
Camp, general home secretary of
Dayton, Ohio, gave a strong address
with the conference goals for the
Among those present Thursday was
Rev. W. H. Widdoes, missionary to
the Philippines, who gave an address
in the afternoon.
J Of Sunday Workers
An anniversary meeting of the Billy
.Sunday workers will be held at the
Young Men's Christian association
building Sunday afternoon. Dr. W.
W. Ward will be in charge of the
meeting. The sinking will be in
charge of M. B. Carnal. A quartet
and trombone player have been se
cured' to assist.
Robber Cuts Throat 1
' Of Station Agent
At Wilber, Neb,
Wither, Neb., Sept. 29. (Special
Telegram.) Sam Diller, Burlington
agent at Wi'.ber. Neb., was found in
af dying condition in the depot it 2
o'clock this niornng with his throat
When an officer reached his side he
murmured that robbeis did it.
Sheriff Greer was unable to find a
iw.hj; ui 5iui)j instrument aoout tne
room which Diller might have used in
case he had attempted suicide and this
leads to the belief that he was at
tacked by robbers who were frighten
ed awav. No money was taken. Dil
ler s recovery is doubtful.
As near as can be learned Diller
was called to the depot some time
between 11:30 and 1 this morning by
the phone. He was found about an
hour afterward by a train crew in the
freight room of the depot unconscious
and with his reck badly cut and a
deep gash on the top of his head. He
was .unconscious from loss of blood
and the wound on his head indicated
that he had been slugged.
Hall County Exemptions
Held Up by Stale Board
Grand Island, Neb., Sept. 29. (Spe.
cial.) County Clerk Lyle, clerk of
the local exemption board, finds upon
checking over the names of men cer
tified to the district board at Lin
cqln as available for service in the
selective list that there are a score or
more names which have not been
passed upon by the district board,
among them some of the very first
names sent in. The local board has
already called 420 men to fill a quota
of 161 and seems to prefer a report
on those already passed upon before
calling in an unnecessary additional
Clerk in Governor's Office Gees
Into Detail Regarding Man
ner in Which Excursion
Money to Be Divided.
(From a Huff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, "Neb., Sept. 21. (Special.)
Criticism of the committee which
has in charge the matter of distribu
tion of the $20,000 appropriated by
the last legislature for the payment
of railway fare of veterans of the civil
war to the Vicksburg reunion is so
far out of the way ?s concerns the
real facts that Colonel J. H. Presson, !
secretary of the commission, has been
led to make the following sta'ement:
"Mr. B. A. Ward of York, who
makes certain charges against the
News Notes from In and
Around City of Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 29. (Special.)
William Ellis, pioneer resident of
Ellis, aged 80 years, died yesterday
after a short iihiess. He was a civil
war veteran and for years resided on
a farm near Odell, later removing to
town. He is survived by a widow and
five children, two sons and three
A meeting of the voters of Filley
school district has been called for
October 5, when plans will be dis
cussed for the erection of a new
school house. The present buil
has been found inadequate.
The Gage county fair closed
soft rocks placed in a kettle and
bi!cd have produced oil.
The Beatrice foot ball team is home
.' i.-.:. i l -.i. i i
It was m all respects the nu af,. th-
biggest and most successful ever held I being 14 to 14. Captain Cheek, for
in the county. The cattle aud hog ex-1 Beatrice, starred with touchdowns,
lubits were especially fine. A mini- Lieutenant Emmet Powell, who re
ber of state winners were shown by . rPIlliv nass-d a siirrM-sfnl Humini.
Gage county stockmen
Fourteen business men, a number
of them retired capitalists, have
leased 160 acres of land southeast of
Rockford on the Fred Van Liew farm,
where they expect to prospect for
oil. Oil has been found on the wa-
tion at Fort Snelling training camp,
and who has been stationed at Fort
Logan, Houston, Tex., has been trans
fe red to an Illinois company. He is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Powell of
In the stock-judging contest yester-
boys and three girls participated,
Chester Fry, aged 13, won first prize,
$5, on dairy cattle judging. Hanford
Chase. Beatrice, was first in beef cat
tle judging, and Wilber Woodbridge,
Virginia, third. The contest was in
charge of County Agent Rist
Cssper Offutt, rrandson of Mr. and Mrs.
C B. Toil, who recently paued hit lami
nations for th diplomatic service and has
been in Washington awaltinir assignment,
received order last week and left Sunday
by way of Key West tor Chile, where he
la to be actlnv flrat secretary at the Ameri
can location there. Thl la only a tempo
rary assignment during- the absence of the
American ambassador, who comes home for
two months' leave, and Mr. Offutt hopes by
ter in that vicinity, and number of j day at the county fair, in which forty j siring to be sent abroad
Soldiers'- Home Notes
Matron Johnson of the west hospital has
been confined to her room through slekmss.
Mrs. Stockisjury, a patient In the wist
hospital. Is enjoying a visit from her son
of darner. la. Mr. and Mrs. .Cobert, also
patlenUi in the west hospital, are enjoying
a, visit from their son.
Mr. Charles Blnkley, bead nurse at the
west hospital, has notlfl.d the administra
tion of his intention to resign October 1.
Librarian Madden has some thirty sacks
of mall of old records that he will ship
today to Washington, D. C. The apace that
la made vacant Is to be supplied by new
works direct from the Congressional library,
which will be a very handsome present and
highly appreciated by the members.
Mr. Larson, th home baker, is very
proud of his new electrlo oven. It Is In
excellent working order and does splendjj
Mrs. Lucr McCord, who has been absent
from Burkett since March 20. came In for a
few days' visit with her many friends here.
Sirs. Eliza Shults has returned to1 Burkett
after a two months' visit with relatives at
Mrs. ' M. 3. He nJersoa went to Cairo to
4ay for a few days' visit with her slater.
Ifr, snd Mre. A. Blair have gone to Ord
J fifteen days' visit.
West Po-nt News Notes.
West Point. Neb.. Sent. 29. CSoe-
cial.) The third contingent of Cum
ing county's quota, comprising fifty
six men, will leave West Point for
Fort Riley on Sunday, October 7. A
reception will be tendered them by
the citizens of West Point and the
county on Thursday evening. This
will leave twenty-two men vet to
complete the county's quota of 141.
Another call has been issued, the men
beincr called for pratninarinn Ctrtn.
Tames Burke, a former homesteader
of this county, was brought here some
weeks ago from Elko. Nev.. and died
at the home of his brother. Thomas
Burke of this city, at the age of 74.
Mr. Burke was a veteran of the civil
war and homesteaded land near West
Point immediately after the close of
the war, later removing to Nevada.
He is survived by two brothers and
one sister. Funeral services were held
from St. Mary's Catholic church.
Mrs. August Bloedorn of this place
celebrated her seventy-fifth birthday
anniversary this week. The a.nred lady
is in robust health and works hard
The municipal tax levy for the com
ing year has been fixed at 33 mills by
the city council. The amount is the
same as last year.
The marriage of Anton Rayvich of
Dodge county to Miss Ruth Rupp of
West Point was solemnized by the
county judrje of Dode county at Fre
mont on Thursday. The young people
will live on the. groom's farm near
Williem Grannke.a farmer of the
north side, is close to1 the top in pro
duction of oats in fiis conntv. He
threshed a ten-acre field of, Kherson
oats that averaged a little over eighty
bushels to the acre.
Prof. William Schmidt, teacher of
the German Lutheran parochial
school, northwest of West Point, was
married at the home of the bride's
narents to Miss Anna Pfluetrer. Rev,
M. Leimer performed the wedding
Nin&tv ner cent of the corn in Cum
ing county is safely out of the way of
the frost. The remainder is late
planted corn and is on low lands. The
yield is going to be a big one, judging
by samples now on exhibition of the
earliest matured corn.
Oeorsre Doane left Wednesday for Mem
phis, Tenn., to do some wo'k In connec
tion with the army cantonment the gov
ernment is building near there. Mr. Doane
expects to be south two months. E. A.
Wlckham of Council Bluffs, who hns been
asked to take over the contract, has been
there two works.
think t''at there is something wron.T
in the handling of the funds, should j
first have submitted his complaint to
the committee that he might know I
the facts before publicly chargins the j
committee with what is nothing more
or less than mismanagement of the
Would Know Why.
"Mr. Ward wants to know why the
members of the Grand Army of the j
Republic who go to Vicksburg have I
to pay $5.75 out of their own pockets
when the last legislature appropriated
$20,000 for their transportation, and
says that the round trip from Lincoln
or Omaha to Vicksburg is $30, which
for the 583 veterans reported as go
ing, would onlyjnake a total of $17,
490, and that with the $5.75 added
for each one, making $4 862.25, would
more than cover the appropriation.
"Mr. Ward is entitled to be set
right and so I. will simply say that in
the first place he is wrong when he
says that the round trip from Omaha
SO SHALL YOU
or Lincoln to Vicksburg is $30. The
round trip from Omaha to Vicksburg
is exactly $39.31. The round trip from
Lincoln to Vicksburg is exactly
$36.13. The basis of arrangini the
distribution of funds so that each vet
eran would have the same privileges
as any other veteran was based upon
the railroad fare for the round trip
from the nearest railroad competing
point. This was considerable work.
Kiit when comoleted it was discovered
the exact amount needed to purchase
all the tickets.
Distance No Bar.
"The amount over and above the
appropriation less expense of getting
the registrations, etc.. was then di
yided by the number of veterans go
ing and this gave the amount each
one would have to pay extra, which
was $5.75. The veteran who happens
to live out at Chadron, for instance,
receives the same consideration as
thevone who happens to live in Lin
coln or Omaha. ... ,
The smallest round trip fare from
any point.was $34.21 in two or tnree
towns in the sou'hern part of the
state. The highest fare was from
Chadron, which was $55.67. If each
veteran had only been given an equal
i rrMirT CSV $30. as Mr. Ward savs,
some of the old veterans in the dis
tant parts of the state would have
been unable to attend, for the extra
fare would have been more than they
could have stood. For instance, it
would cost a Chadron veteran $19.-4
t-9n it would have cost one
f T .nAln anrt that WOuld not
h.v carried out the intent of the ao
nronriation. which was expected
treat all alike."
Fred Clarke. Jr., and Roger
putting in a strenuous time at t he o f fleers
raining camp at the f riWlo at San Fran
Cisco where their follow students era
largely older men. who have been given the
preferenc in th. tecond training cams.
The Schmoller & Mueller Piano Company. Nebraska's Oldest (Established 1859) and
Foremost Piano House, offers the most wonderful opportunity to buy a Piano. Player Piano.
Musical Instrument or Sheet Music
AT LESS THAN COST
All this was brought about by the happy circumstance of Hayden Bros.
(Omaha's Largest Department Store) retirement from the Piano and Sheet Mu
sic business. ' . .
WE BOUGHT THE ENTIRE STOCK AT
OUR OWN PRICE FOR SPOT CASH
and are willing to she re our good fortune liberally with all thoso in
need of a dependaMe Piano, Player Piano, Organ, Violin, Ukulele or
any other musicrl instrument.
Merchants, bankers, farmers, in fact everyone visiting Omaha
during Ak-Sar-Bcn week, or even later, should make it a point to
pay us a vis'.t of inspection and see the astonishing values offered by
Nebraska's Oldest and Foremost Musie House. The sale is now in
progress and will continue fntil every instrument in this superb stock
is disposed of, but we adviso immediate action in order to secure
choice bargains. We have serviceable uprlrht Firnos front $47 up,
beautiM Grand Pianos at $150 and up, and fine Player Pianos as low
as $175 and up.
Here are a few of the matchless values offered Knabe, Sohmer,
Ester, Mchlin, Everett, Behr Bros., Fischer, Kimball, Price & Teeple.
We have hundreds of others.
I Hayden's Price, $400, II
& Our Price, $179. II
IJ $5.00 Monthly j
MS-i "?Si'Hayslea1s' PrfcsTVl H
Piano, Only. . .
Piano, Only. . .
Piano, Only. . .
Price & Teeple fM
Piano, Only... v U4
Like to Get Rid
of That Catarrh?
Well, here is your opportunity. I
am po.nj to fire away, during the
next' ten days, two thousand pack
ages of Gauss Combined Treatment
to those who need it, and if you want
relief, sin the coupon at the foot of
this notice, rnd the free package will
be forwarded to you at once by par
I want to prove ti ran that G-.uis Com
Vned Treatment w'll relieve your catarrh.
The method is effective becau-e it str'kes
at the root of the troub'e and g'ves Per
manent relief by remov.'nir the came. This
a the only correct way to treat catarrh and
if yon wnnt tfttck and l-.it'ne remits, send
at once for the free p-.clcaee. F'll out the
coupon below and package wilt be sent to
yen by return mail.
' TV, coupon i frood for a package of
GAOfiS COMBINED CATARRH TREAT
MENT, sent free by mail. Simp'y fill
In your name and ad''re.. on d-'ed lines
h-'ow rnTI me'l t- C E. GAUSS, 1839
MainVSt, Marshall, Mich.
HOW TO DRESS AT
Dreshers Answering Many
Question in Regard to Prop
er Attire for Big and
f Better Get Your Finery Fixed
Up in a Hurry. Undue Ex
pense Not Necessary.
Dresher Brothers, th? Cleaners and
Dyers at 2211-2217 Farncm street,
have been awoached a thousand
times during the past few weeks with
the query: '
"Do I have to war finl dress at
the Ak-Far Ben B-ll? Do I h-ve to
wear frH dress if I go merely to
To f'.es ouestions Dreshers would
answer: "Full dress is necessary if
vou wish to do upon the floor ard
d-nce. Informal attire, however, is
all that is expected from those who
come merely as spectators and who
do not go u"on t'-'e floor."
Dreshers, it must ba remembered,
do not occupy any official position
upon the Ak-Sar-Beri Board; they
have no special rights or authorities;
they are merely boosters for Oma'ia's
yearly gala event yet, they have sat
isfied themselves fully in regard to
the dress required by the customs of
So if you are going to the ball as a
participant and intend to dance
you'll want your exquisite evening
gown touc ed up and brightened up;
you'll want your full dress suits gone
over carefully and placed into abso
lutely perfect shape.
But even if you do not care to
dance and intend going to the Ball as
a mere spectator, you' will want to
look your best, and that will maan
that you must have your clot .es
nicely cleaned and pressed. Either
way will give you an opportunity to
test out "Dresliers" rcqutation as
Send in your work at once. Help
our Dreshei3 on that "rush" question,
for there certainly will be a rusa ct
the last moment. Everyone w.ll
want his or her clothes fixed up for
the "Ball, so you see for yourself
how much easier you will make mat
ters for yourself and Dresners eni-
ploye.s if you w ll but send in your
clothes early in the week.
Phone Tyler 345 for a man leave
your work at the plant, at Dresher
The Tailors, 1515 Farnam street, or
at one of the Dresher Branches in the
Burgess-Nas'i or Brandcis Stores.
Dres':ers pay parcels post or express
charges one way on ?ny 'sized ship
ment to any point. Adv.
Smith & Nixon
Grand, Only. . .
Kimball Piano, JflH
SQUARE PIANOS AND ORGANS, ALL MAKES .$10, $15, $20 and up.
cal Goods at less than cost will receive our immediate attention. Every prospective purchaser within a radius
of 500 miles of Omaha ought to feel it his duty to secure cne of these bargains. We will arrange easy pay
ments if desired. Act now! Call or write at once! We will refund railroad fare to all out-of-town buyers of
new Pianos or Players.
- w EXTRA SPECIAL 500 Copies of Sheet Music, only 5c each 600 Latest Player Rolls, only tec ach.
& iyeHeir Pfano '.Co'
NEBRASKA'S OLDEST AND LARGEST MUSIC HOUSE.
Establiched 185D. -131 M313 Farnam Street, Omaha.
N. B. Ak-Sar-Ben visitors are cordially invited to mako our storo their headquarters. Wo will direct you to suitable hotels or boarding house
na cnecK your baggage. Uur storo is most advantageous place for you to v'ew the parades.
At This Age a Joke
At 60 a Tragedy-
The first time you lost a baby tooth, remember
the fun everybo'dy had? Remember how they tied
a string to the loose tooth how everybody laughed
at your toothless grin? The loss of a tooth was a
huge joke then.
But What a Difference When You Begin To Lose
Your Permanent Teeth
It's no laughing matter when your teeth cause you pain and suffering when they de
cay and when you are finally compelled to have them out.
If sixty finds you with toothless gums what a tragedy, not because you have no teeth,
but because their loss could so easily have been prevented.
With Proper Care Your Teeth
Should Last a Life Time, and
' By All Mean:
OFFICE HOURS i30 A M. T0 6 P. M.
WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY TO 8 P. M.
Not Open on Sunday. Lady Attendant.
W rdminister Nitron Oxido Gas and Oxygon
for painless extracting. Locrl sn-esthetic if you
desire. OUT-OF-TOWN PATIENTS are waited
upon without delay. They are also inrited to use
our office to rest, phone, write letters, check
package and Meet friends.
Visit a Reliable Dentist at least twice a year let him examine your teeth for defects or
any sign cf decay. V
WE WILL EXAMINE YOUR TEETH FREE
Rubber. . .$5, $8 and $10
Cq.st Aluminum $15
14TH AND FARNAM STREETS
1324 FARNAM STREET
Phone Douglas 2872.
NOTICE: No Offices in Nebraska Outside of Omaha.
irjostrattoa Shown. Hare Show
Brldfework Made Jty tls. . , .
Bridgework. Gold and
Porcelain, $4 Per Tooth
Gold, $1.50 up; "Enamel,
$2. Alloy or Cement, 75c
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