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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1U18
: ' Nebraska
DELAY IS LOSING
MONEY FOR STATE
Land Commissioner Objects to
"Vatchful Waiting'? Attitude
of Nebraska Officials; Busy
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, April 15. (Specials
State Land Commissioner Grant
Shumway has.not lost his temper. He
i just simply angry. He is getting
impatienfwith the state's delay in the
mineral lease proposition. The saying
that "Rome burned while Nero fid
dled," about explains the sftuation in
the mind of the land commissioner
regarding the mineral leases of Ne
braska and he says while the state
board of public lands is "watchfully
waiting" the state is losing thousands
"This department is growing old in
an effort to overcome the numerous
obstacles thrown in the way of min
eral leasing," he says, "and the con
stant losses to the state because no
action hag been possible.
"There never was a time whenpot
ash and oil were needed for the sup
port of Uncle Sam and the people so
much as at this time. . At the pres
ent rate of speed we will probably
have this production under way when
the war is over." " ,
"The trouble now is that other
members of the state board givte the
subject very little attention except
during the hours when in session, and
then some of the members are much
more sure that their views are cor
rect, thaq are the view of the land
commissioner, who has the matter
constantly and daily before him.
"The commissioner is willing t
this time to vote for the reinstate
ment and the reviving of the 229 con
tracts previously issued, subject to a
proper showing of early producti6n,
or, I am willing to vote to utterly
ignore the 229 Teases heretofore is
sued, and begin new.
"But I will oppose making? 'fish'
out of one and 'fowl' olit of an
other. None of the lease holders are
without a just claim against the state.
All have expended money, effort, and
liatre nlann fnr rlevplnnment. I in the
honorable thing to do to make goodf
those contracts. However, the losses
to those individuals is of minor im
portance when compared wjtlTthe
country's need. '. '
. Great Sums Spent.
"To my knowledge vast sums, ag
gregating hundreds of thousands of
dollars, nave been spent testing for
mineral wealth in Nebraska;' and doz
ens, in fact .nearly all, and perhaps all,
of the mineral . lease holders, have
been partly inspired to this expendi
ture by the fact that they held leases
from the state.
"It his all resulted in knowing more
about Nebraska and her great stores
of natural wealth.", ,; 1 t
Mr. Shumway cites a large numbet
j ot instances woere individuals - and
i corporations have spent money or
1 are ready to spend money in an ef
, fort to develop the state's mineral re
sources. He closes by saying that'I'it
is doubtful if any new arrangement
would pay the state as well as the
old. I would prefer a royalty of
.$1,000 a day beginning soon to any
' possible cash bonds that involves the
possibility of long delay. Production
ms what we need, not problematical
production. The supreme court and
the legislature pointed out the way.
It is now up to the executives. . The
best thing for all is to get busy",
. Work Now Underwar.
Commissioner Shumwav then Kives
'a few instances where work is being
' The, Prairie Oil and Gas company
- of Independence, Kan., and associates
have expended about $50,000 in oil
drilling operations in Banner county,
The Carter Oil company of Tulsa,
Okla., and Al. C. Snederker and
others of Bridgeport, Neb., have
preparations for drilling 4or oil in
MwmlI county. .
The" Midwest Oil company" of
Casper, Wwo., and others, have made
a. test for oil in Dawes county, and
are further prospecting in the vicinity
et an expense of nearly $100,000,
F. M. Bell, trustee, of Butte, Mont,
and others, nave made extensive
1 . f f
. preparations ipr arming tor on m.
Sheridan county,, including geological
J. W. , Alexander & Co. of
Lincoln, and Wichita, Kans., , and
others, have contracted for drilling
for oil in Sioux county, the geological
examinations being through.
Testing in Frontier. .
J. W. Scott of Wichita, Kan., and
. -Roswell H. Johnson of Pittsburgh,
Pa., and others, have made extensive
Jests and expect to further drill for
sil in Frontier county. Two geolog
ical "maps having been completed.
' Phillip J. Harrison of Lincoln and
others, have geological' reports and
ire preparing for drilling in Red
The Big Chief Oil company and
issociates are drilling at Red Cloud,
Neb'' and the Buffalo Oil and Gas
.company sontemplates drilling at
The Goldenrod Oil & Gas company
tnd Orville Lambe and associates of
scotts Bluff, Neb., and -Torrington,
vVyo., are contemplating drilling for
. oil in Scotts. Bluff county. They have
spent hundreds, and probably thou-
lands, of dollars in time and money.
, The , Clark-Hurst-Stubbs ' associa
te ti'ou hat been drilling in Richardson
-county at a, cost of more than $50-
000 and J. 'A Dolphin 'and associates
expecteto do likewise. .
F. A. Cnnibow and.C, H. Cornell
of Valentine. Keb., and Richards &
, Comstock,; Denver, Colo., and others,
- have had chemists, at high expense,
make analyses of alkali waters of
Cherry county with, a view to the pro-
juclion of potash. ' ;
, H. D.-Lingle of Lingle, Wyo., and
I. T. Honnold of Casper, Wyo., and
. others, have made examinations and
contemplate drilling for oil and $as in
' Sioux and Frontier counties. '
e. J. E. Rasrmjssen of Lincoln and N.
A. Huse of New York City, and Mor
gan & Co. of Kansas City, and thm,
, are preparing for oil development in I
J Furnas county, and ext?nsive geologi
cal work has been done.
Plan Pipe Lipe.
T. E. Hcskett, A. J. Olalley, W. J.
Root. C. L. Trinlett of Sutherland.
Xeb., and oti&rs, contemplate produc
tion of potash' iu McPherso'n county,
and have made extensive examina
tions and pieparations, embracing a
26-mile pipeline to the ailroad.
Roy M. Harrop of Omaha has made
investigations, and plans development
of potash and glauber salts in Lan
C. T. Ha.nes, J. E. O'Brien of
Omaha, and others, contemplate the
development of potash in Antioch, ob
taming waters from Garden, Morrill
and Sheridan counties for that pur
pose and have a mill well under con
John. O'Keefe, Glen Miller, George
J. Hand, Herman A. Travert, L. H.
Highland, Roy CLStrong, Robert O.
Reddish, J. C. McCorkle, J. K. Snow,
C. M. Looney and others of Alliance,
arc contemplating production of pot
asB ".from lands in Sheridan, Box
Butte, Morri'l'and Garden counties.
"i - To Erect Plant.
The Nebraska Refining and Pipe
fine company,' E. M. Westervelt,
Woods Bro'hers, Eli Shire. J. Iv Up
dike of .Lincoln and Omaha, and oth
ers, contemplate the erection of a pot
ash plant in Antioch, and have made
extensive p-eparations and prelimi
nary work therefor. .
A. Stanley, western representative
of Wilson & Co., New York City; J.
P. Barrett oi Concordia, Kan.; J. L.
King, C. A. Welch and others of Lin
coln are interested in the development
of potash in the vicinity of Lakeside
and have dotte some preliminary work.
W. I. sclinoi of Council Bluffs. Ia..
and Edso'n Rich of Omaha and oth
ers, are interested in potash produc
tion at Lakeside, where the Wyoming-
Nebraska Potash company has a small
production plant in operation.
reparations are being made for
drilling for oil in Cheyenne county,
and a derrick is up in Kock county.
Patriotic Address Closes
Men's Meetings at Aurora
Aurora, Neb., April 14. (Special.)
A patriotic address by Charles B.
Matson of Lincoln today closed the
series of men's meetings of the Young
Men's Christian association for the
season of 1917-18. Mr. Matson told
the men present that-the present war
finds the democracies of the. world
fighting against the autocracies. The
principles of the allies today, he said,
are the same as those for which the
patriots of Lexington fought : way
back in 1775. , .
Mr. Matrson reviewed the history
of the doctrine of the divine'right of
kings and showed by the declarations
of the present emperor of, Germany
the real contentions , of the . central
powers. , ' ,
The interest of the people of . .the
state in the controversy at Lincoln
between the Lutheran preachers, and
the Liberty loan committee, of which
Matson is chairman, was plainly
shewn when scores of men, after the
meeting, personally congratulated
him on his patriotic stand. '
Miss McMahon's Hearing
! Set for April 17
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., April 13. (Special.)
April 17 has been set by the State
Board of Control for hearing on the
recent dismissal of Miss Lvdia I
McMahon from the superintendency
6f the Girl's , Industrial "school of
Geneva, , because of alleged miscon
duct in connection with the manage
ment of the institution. ,
The charge covers the arrangement
of a marriage to an employe of an
,o,ther employe for the purpose of sav
ing the' girl from disgrace, Mils Mc
Mahon has asked for a hearing and
the board has granted it. The hear
ing will be held at the office of the
board in Lincoln, .
A telegram was received by the
board today from Lamar, Colo., where
it is alleged the girl was sent to have
the marriage ceremony performed,
stating that L, r. Koggen of Omaha
was mere looking up information re
garding the standing of the girl. The
board says Mr. Roggen is, not in its
employ for that og any 6ther purpose.
Stapleton Red Cross Sale
, SaturdaV Brings, $1,200
Stapleton, Neb., April 15. (Special
Telegram.) Red Cross sale Saturday
nets $1,200, A heavy rain is falling
here now . '
V Oelkers Gets Promotion.
, ' (From Staff Correnpondent.) '
, Lincoln,! Neb., April 15. (Special.)
William Oelkers, stenographer' in
the office of State Treasurer Hall,
who was also connected with that of
fice 'under former State Treasurer
Walter A. George of Omaha, .has
been prbmoted to a position in the
blue sky department of the State Rail
way commission. , 'j
Wiley George Workman and" Miss
Edith Hopkins, both of Clearwater,
Neb-were married by Rev. Charles
W. Savidge MondayV ;
Rainfall General in Nebraska;
Worth Million Dollars
The rain that began early this
morning will continue tonight and to
morrow, according .to weather bureau
Reports from out in the state show
that the rainfall was general. Nearly
an inch and a half fell at Hastings.
The lightest rainfall was reported
from the southeastern part of the
Farmers say this is a million-dollar
rain and that it. may be in time to
save the winter wheat which has suf
fered from the dry weather. , j
the use of cooking
when we can have
.Made of Corn
Aged Inmate of St. Joseph's
Home Dies at West Point
West Point, Neb., April, 15. (Spe
cial. Fritz Tronipcter, an inmate" of
.St. Joseph's Home, at West Point,
died at the age of 64 years. He came
here from Atkinson, Neb., last
January. He leaves no relatives. In
terment was in the new Holy Family
cemetery, being the first in the newly
dedicated burying ground.
The management of the Auditorium
has purchased the Ideal theater at
West Point and will combine the two
The members of the Girls' Culture
club have elected Mis3 Mildred Neligh
"and Miss Grace McLoughlin as dele
gates to the district convention of
Women's clubs to be held at Oakland,
this week. The women of the club
have completed the large service flag
ordered by the county Board of Super
visors. IHs 11 by lj feet in size and
contains 250 stars.
The amount of thrift stampS pur
chased each Wednesday, by the chil
dren of the public schools of West
Point, average $200 per week. Up to
this time the children have bought
stamps to the amount of $3,700.
Marriage liccnscspfiave been issued,
during the week to Conrad Kaup
and Mrs. Clara Kaup and to George
Franzlubbers and Miss Frances Ort
meicr, all of this county
Prof. ). L. Rich, for the past two
years principal of the West Point high
school, who enlisted fn the aviation
corps of the army last fall, has left
his home at Gothenburg, Neb.,., and
gone to Berkeley, Cal., for training.
' The West Point. Woman's club met
at the home of Mrs. A. W. Weller.to
discuss the proper care of streets and
alleys, for the betterment of condi
tions regarding cleanliness and' sani
tation in West Toint.
Rain Does Not Deter Crowd
From Hearing, Funston Band
Broken Bow,- Neb., April 15. (Spe
cial Telegram.) More than 4,0QQ
people stood in the rain at the city
park , Sunday, afternoon and listened
to a concert given by the all-Nebraska
band of Camp Funston. Speeches
were made by j. J. Boucher and H. B.
Fleharty of Omaha. People were
here from all parts of the county.
Mrs; Martha Rhodes has returned
to Burkett ufter an absence ti two
months", passed with relatives and'
friends at Elgin, 111.
'Mrs. Randall was called to Omaha
yesterday on account of the dangerous
illness of her daUghtcr-in-law.
Henry Newell is convalescing at
Central City from his recent illness.
William uanden, librarian, is im
proving in health.
Mrs. J. W. Adams and daughter,
iMildred, wen- in Grand Island re
cently. Mrs. Paul Krile left yesterday for
Camp Cody, Deming, N. M., to visit
her son, Clarence Smith, who recently
underwent an. operation for appendi
citis. He is a irffember of the Fifth
The tree planting on Sheridan
boulevard is progressing and when
finished it is to be dubbed "Riley
Park," and will be set aside for social
John Gribsch has taken his annual
trip to Denver, Colo., for an indefinite
Charles Binkley is now a member
of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at
Milfprd, Neb. a ) 1
r 11 ffoldlem Home 'oti.
. Grand Island. Neb.. April 15. (Special.)
-Dan Hammand ha returned from a
furlough, 4urins which he visited In But-j
falo county with his aon. .
Chief Engineer Cotton wilt make hid
flrat Imim of Ice from the horne plant this
morning. Thin will continue for the season
pn Tuesday and Friday of each week .to
the member on the line.
- Mra. Kittle Barne hit returned from a
vjxlf with relative at Kearney.
Mra. W. K. Jonei' exoecta- to leava the
West hospital today ' forher cottafe on tha
Joseph W.' Johnson, Nebraska
Pioneer, Dies at Plattsmouth
Plattsrriouth, Neb., April 15. (Spe
cial.) Joseph -Wright Johnson, for
more than 6 years a resident of this
county and state, died at the age of 83
years at his home after an illness of
many months' duration. He suffered
a stroke of paralysis a week ago.
Mr. Johnson was born January 19,
1835, at Leesburg O., where he lived
until March, 1857. On April 17.1857,
be came to Plattsmouth, taking a
clim from the government, about
eight miles f'om this city, jl'hat win
ter he,spent in Pacific City, which was
just across the Missouri river from
this place, and during the following
years went to Kansas, Oklahoma, and'
thence to Missouri, where he stayed
until 1860. In 1861, he, with Algc
Pratt, "Bill" Bain and Sam Peters, en
listed in .Company A, under General
R. R. Livingston, and was in the bat
tles of Fort Donaldson, Corinth, Shi
loh, and was mustered out on August
24, 1864. Mr. Johnson's death marks
the passing of this company, he being
May 8, 1865, lit was married to Miss
Mary J, Henton, who survives him.
Four sons and one daughter, J. Jay,
St. Joseph, Mo.; J. Edgar, Lincoln;
Frank H., Weeping Water; Alge S.,
Lincoln; Mrs. John Chapman, Wil
lard Mont., :lso survive.
Mr. Johnson served here as police
man, sheriff and county judge for
many years. He was appointed by
Governor Robert W. Furnas as aide-
'de-camp of the commander-in-chief of
the state of Nebraska. He was a mem
ber of the Friends church.
The1 funeril will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will
be in Oak Hill cemetery.
Philbert Back to Prison.
(Fom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., April IS. (Special.)
Secretary E. M. Johnson of the
State Board of Pardons went to Oma
ha today to bring back to the peni
tentiary Charles Philbert, sent from
Douglas county for highway robbery.
Philbert was paroled some time, a80
but was recently indicted by the grand
jury of Douglas county for breaking
and entering. He had about four
years of his former sentence to serve.
He was let out because of poor health.
STATE CROPS IN '
Wheat Better Than Yearly Av
erage; Spring Grains Pro
gressing; Rainfall Has
Been Below Normal.
'The Burlington's crop report, deal
ing with Nebraska crop conditions
up to Friday night of last week, the
time for the closing the compilation
of the data, was issued Monday morn
ing. It is the first of the season.
' Putting the growing winter wheat
on a basis of 100 per cent, the follow
ins estimate is made on the conditions
on the four Nebraska divisions of th
road, covering practically all of the
agricultural area of the state:
Omaha division, 70 per cent.
Lincoln division, 85 per cent.
. Wymore division, 78 per cent
McCook division,, 86 per cent.
Indications are ' that .the winter
wheat came through the winter
better than an average condition
although there are many isolated to
cahties where patches in ssme of th
fields have been killed by the severe
There is considerable anxiety felt
on account of a lack of moisture, the
report indicating that so far the rain
fall has been below normal.
The rain "Sunday, which according
to the reports to the railroads was
general over most of the state, has
improved conditions very materially,
This rain was heaviest in the south
and southwest, where the precipita
tion was one-half to two and one
half inches. Other places in the state
the precipitation ranged from light
to one-half inch.
lhe report indicates that spring
wheat and other spring grains are
coming along rapidly; that farmers
are plowing for corn and that a large
acrage is in prospect.
Owing to the continued cool weath
er, pasturage has been slow in starting
and farming and stockmen have had
to do more the usual close feeding.
Patriotic Eally at Arapahoe.
Arapahoe, Neb., April 15. (Spe
cial) A patiiotic rally was held in
the Arapahoe opera house Saturday
night. The Arapahoe band played
patriotic airs. A vocal solo by Mrs.
Fern Sohn, entitled "The Yankees
Are Coming," was written by Ole
Vikoren, leader of the Arapahoe band.
A patriotic address was givenv by
Dean Budlor.g, Episcopal minister of
Rev. E. C Stanley presented Guy
Haine, Hayde Crowell, Joe Williams
and Claude Mather, with Boy Scouts
medals, given by the United States
government for their work in selling
the second Liberty bonds.
Glean Up and Paint Up
. Own Your Home and
Beautify It With
Paint and Varnish
Paint is insurance as well as protection.
We'll be glad to go into the subject fully if you'll
Phone Douglas 791
Prompt Delivery t
: i . Lowest.rices.-v?
Pittsburgh .1 Plate Glass Co.
Formerly Midland Glass and Paint Co.
Frank W. Judson, District Manager.
11th and Howard Streets. .
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Motor Trucks Speed Up Deliveries
"The logical unit for motor delivery a truck with a
short' wheelbase and plenty of pover" Myere Fuel Com
pany's opinion pf the Autocars it has been operating this
vinter, delivering coal to Indianapolis customers.
"The Autocars can shoot through traffic and get to
places other cars can't reach," they say. "With them we were
able to give the better, service and make the quicker deliv
eries so necessary ' this winter. , The aftersale service of
Brown-Ro wan-Buck is prompt and reliable."
, Motor trucks today are a necessity. Investigate the
Autocar for your business at the. ' ' ? ' ' .. -
W. M. Glenient Motors Co.
. Omaha Dealers for the Autocar Co.
2512-14 Farnam St. . Omaha.
"The Autocar .Motor Truck"
iThe" Autocar Co.; Ardmore, Pa.
A'-'" , , '
Meet present needs;
invest for future
A motor truck investment whether fleet or single ;
truck must be measured by
SAFETY . EARNINGS RESALE VALUE ;
Safety depends on length of service and whether
the maker continues in business and stands behind
his trucks. , ;
Earnings depend on whether the truck is suited
to the work required, its speed and carrying capac
ity and its uninterrupted service.
Resale value depends on the reputation of the
truck which determines the price it will bring
ire sound investments and can be demonstrated
on al! three scores from the actual experience of
owners. The first 100 Pierce-Arrows in commercial
use are all running today and have averaged over
75,000 miles. No Pierce-Arrow has ever worn out
or become obsolete.
The first Pierce-Arrow told Jnly 11, 1911 to Arbncklo Bro. wm told
two years ago to Brainerd Bros, who operate it daily and say it 1 u
good as new although it has run over 100,000 miles.
Arbuckle Bros, bought five in 1917 and twenty-five since., They bow
The greater speed of the Pierce-Arrow enables it
to carry a larger aggregate load in a given time.'
make more . trips than any other truck. - v
X .. IHMMII I,
The output of Gera Mills, near Passaic, N. J., Is hauled daily to thet
) showrooms in New York. A -ton Pierce-Arrow makes S trps daily ia
9 hours, hauling 15 tons each way. It replaced S-ton trucks which
required 9 hours longer for three trips, carrying 9 tons. It does Wft
more work in the same time and effects a big saving.
'Rarely can you find a Pierce-Arrow truck on the
second hand market. Occasionally trucks bought
for emergency work are sold when the operation is
completed. Sometimes unusual conditions force a
sale. When a Pierce-Arrow is offered it is instantly
snapped up at a good price.
J. T. Stewart Motor Co.
Distributors, Omaha, Neb.
2048-52 Farnam St.
Phone Douglas 138.
sore at once
.Little stubborn sores sometimes de
velop into large ones it not carefully
watched. Resinol Ointment makes an
excellent healing dressing for these.
Its soothing qualities and its success
in relieving eczema and similar skin
troubles have caused physicians to pre
scribe It widely for many years.
For Ml bf tU dnif tdu. Tril free. Write to
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If your skin is yellow complexion pallid
tongue coated appetite poor you have
a bad taste in your mouth a Iszy, no-good
feeling you should take Olive Tablets.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets a substitute
for calomel were prepared byDr.Edwards
after 17 years of study with his patients.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are a purely
vegetable compound mixed with olive oil.
You will know them by their olive 'color.
To have a clear, pink skin, bright eyes,
no pimples, a feelicg of buoyancy like
childhood days you must get at the cause.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets act on' th
liver and bowels like calomsl yet haw
no dangerous after effects.
They start the bile and overcome consti
pation. That's why millions oi boxes are
sold annually at 10c and 25c per box. All
druggists. Take one or two nightly and
note the pleasing results. . '
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