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ana oreetry rdiiee the cost of pre-luets
of that grain. To hear the p'.mt breeoer
tell how the exp rlmert t tlonn of Great
Britain have produced tha pirtlcular ty-e
of train will ti one of the trta of th
exposition, not only to thou ! rectly in
terested In agriculture, hut to evgry m n
and woman who las any Inter t In 1 f
and thlnga. aa the "higher agricultural
thought" la a subject cn wMch the wel.
Informed cannot a fiord to bo lgnmnt.
later Cities' Day.
A It ta Council Bluff a and South Omaha
day, the exposl.lon mov ng r.let res will
present all clay the fo. lowing program of
Fanorsm Pearl and Broadway.
J. F. Wll'ox'a are-n houses.
Blk Falrm nt park.
Senee in P. 1 Igley'e vineyards.
Bitnn on Mss Avery a farm.
A trip ar-ross the Atlantic oconn and
a-enes In New York.
The exposition la ao much hvger than
was planned that tho direct rs conaJe.eJ
Saturday evening the advtsabll ty of cm
ploying a number of expert guides to as-
s at people In aeelng everything at the e i-
posltlon and seeing It systematically. A
. eady several have been secured to direc
visitors to the Important things of Inter
est and before tomorrow a number of
guides will probably be put to work.
A Frlahtful Experience
with biliousness, malaria and constipation
la quickly overcome by taking Dr. King'
New Life IMlla. Z6o. For sale by Beaton
IZARD STREET SEWER WORK
First Block of It is Completed
coad Oao Now I'nder
Tho first block of the new Izard street
aewer has been completed and J. J. Hani
nen. contractor, has begun work on the
second block of the main work. Consider
able excavation has been done ahead of
tho work and concreting will begin on Mon
clay. Tha crew la now working at Tenth
and Caaa streets, having begun at Eleventh.
Tha sewer will ba built three man) blocks
west to Fifteenth street and five blocks
north to Isard street. The Union Pacltlc
la also progressing well With Its section of
tha work, having completed a stretch of
feet The Union Pacific will build 1,600
feet of sewer across its holdings on the
The Ixard street sewer Is the largest
sewer ever built west of Chicago, there
being nothing In Kansas City, Minneapolis,
Denver, BU Louts or any of the Pacific
coast cities anywhere near aa large. The
dimensions cary at aome points, but the
average else of the big sewer Is eleven and
one-half feet by twenty-one feet. The Chi
cago main sewer, the largeat In Chicago, la
but little larger than the one now being
constructed by Mr. Hanlghen.
"The Ixard street sewer Is a wonderful
piece of engineering," said Assistant City
Engineer Crick, "and. If It was being built
In the east the people would be craxy over
it and sightseers would crowd around on
holidays. Out here in the west, though
we are so used to big things that I doubt
if there are a doien men In Omaha who
realise that there Is nothing in the west
that approaches this for slse."
Ths sewer will cost approclmately 100,000.
Foley's Otino Laxative cures chronlo con
stipation and stimulates ths liver. Orlno
regulates tha bowels ao they will act
naturally and you do not have to take pur
gatives continuously. Sold by all druggists.
anouncemente of tke Theaters.
On Wednesday evening Mr. Wright
Kramer will cloae tha series, of Burton
Holmes travelogues in this city with "Fes
the Moorish Metropolis." Nowhere could
Mr. Holmes have found a more picturesque,
quaint or unusual subject for exploitation
than in this inaccessible capital, where civ
lllzatlon la that of 2,000 years ago and
where tho city itself la only reached after
eight days'. Jorney by caravan serosa road
lt'is plains carpeted with the most beau
tiful flowers for miles and hundreds of
j On Thursday evening Bert Williams and
J Quorge Walker, known professionally aa
;j Williams and Walker, and to the theater.
. going publla as tho "droll coon" and tha
; "dandy coon," will coma to the Boyd for
Vn u.fnin a ....AA I thai MX7a. T) J
Land," It is a three-act creation of mirth
and' music, constructed aolely to exploit the
tulenta of these two favorites.
BOYS BREAK LIGHT GLOBES
Ob Ysstk Is Can ah t Smashing- Them
aad la Landed la Jail for
Throwing atonea at glaaa globes on tha
are Ughta on Weat Center street landed
Kaslmer Fllnski, IT years of age, In jail
Sunday. He and several other boys are
aid to haVe been enjoying the fun of see-
i Ing tho glass globes break for some tlmo.
and neighbors and the electric light com
pany have complained several times
about it. '
Sunday Joaeph F. Boyer, an employe of
the telephone company living at 4850 Hick
ory street, caught the lads In the act and,
singling out young Pllnskl, he chased him
from Forty-ninth avenue and Center street
to Hanscom park, where the boy ran into
tho arms of Special Watchman Cressell.
The police station was notified and the
hoy was taken to jail by Patrol Conductor
Dillon. Later tha lad'a father secured his
release on ball bond. Ha lives at 2313 South
Mora people are taking Foley's Kidney
Remedy every year. It la considered to
bo the most affective remedy for kidney
and bladder troubles that medical aclencs
can devise. Foley's Kidney Remedy cor
rects Irregularities, builds up worn
'issues and restores lost vitality. It
nake you feel well and look well,
tale bv a dU druggists-
Suit . eases, bags, trunks,
that will please anyone. You
cannot think of a butter glft-
SPECIALWe have just
received a few Navajo rugs
of exquisite colorings and
designs, 27 x 30 inches,
$2.75; 3x5, $6; 4x4, $7.50;
4x6, $9; 6x6, $15, Just a
few of each. Come early.
ALFKED CORNISTI & CO.,
Dealers In Harness. Saddles and
1210 Farnara Street.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
Ike Advertiser Mcealt-Oette.
JONES OUT OF ORGANIZATION
Disgusted with Manner in Which He
Has Been Treated.
HANY FREAK BELLS ARE COMING
One Member IVonoaea to Make Satur
day a Legal Halt Holiday
Work on Lincoln City Com,
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 13. (Special.) The reee-
ucrcsful democratic organ'inllcn In Li
easier crunty and the atate has n-gun t
dlslntee-rate. The first to fly the coon t
C. 8. Jones, whose convenient memory tliir
rail saved the democratic party much r
barrassment and prevented the, people fr
'earning tho Identity of the democrati.
Mr. Arthur Mullen, deliverer of the goodi
and keeper cf the door during the tin
the duke of Alma, was confined with
broken leg In the royal bedchamber a'
the Lincoln hotel is the cauae of the dis
C. S. Jones had an engagement with th
royal alck man. He appeared at the ar
pointed time and discovered the future o:
Inspector on the door.
rou can t get in," said Mullen. "In
answer to Jonea," request for admission
But I have an engagement with Oov
ernor ShaJlenberger," said Jones.
"I don't care if you have; you can't so.
Disheartened and discouraged, humiliated
and ashamed, Mr. Jones, who has spen
more than a quarter of a century workln;
for the cause of democracy without corn
pensatlon or expectation of reward, slowlc
walked to the elevator and rode down tc
me lobby. There ho met a friend, and
to him he told his story.
"For thirty-five yeara I have worked foi
democracy but never again. I am through
When I can't see the governor after whai
I have done for the party's candidates i'
Is time I quit."
For his good work Mullen waa appointed
on inspector at 13,000 a year.
Many Freak Bills Comlna-.
Lancaster county promises to sudi1t thi
coming legislature with enough freak bills
or bills on that order, to keep tho session
busy. As a hint of what Is to come from
this county, the newspapers are publish'
ing Interviews with cne of the accidental
democratic members. This representatlve-
elect haa already announced that ho haa
under course of construction a bill makina
Saturday afternoon a legal holiday. While
mis part may not bo so freakish as it ap
pears at first blush, his reason for the
passage of such a bill Is that It will com
pel more people to attend church on Sun
day. He la of tho opinion according to
the local papers that If all clerka and
working people haVo Saturdav
oir, ana no legal business can he trn.
acted on that afternoon, these people will
bo In a frame of mind to better appreciate
Dunasy ana will attend church.
When the saloon question was un hr.
ii was aecidea to close the saloons at 7
o'clock every evening In order to prevent
working men from having a chanoe to
spend their money . for booxe. Naturallv
a Saturday afternoon holiday would not be
narannlp on the saloons.
This same member-elect is also drafting
oiu 10 compel tho elect on of TTnit.
oiaies senators by direct vote bv forolne
wio meramn or tno leglslatuas to vot tn.
the man who receives a majority of the
poplar vote regardless of his politics.
Work oa OessmUsloak BUI.
Tuesday Is set for too tlmo citv Attwn..
Stewart reports on the flrat draft of the
commission bill to be reported to the next
legislature. As the time draws near Inter.
est in the commission plan of government
grows, and, strange aa it may seem, the
Morning Mollycoddle" says ODDoaltinn tn
Lincoln becoming a city governed by a
commission comes from Omaha. In an art
icle almost a column In length it prepares
10 piaco any blame whidh may result from
a failure of the passage of the measure on
tne Dig city. In the same article It also
prepares to place the blame on Mayor
Brown, who la out of the city.
A great majority of the people In Lincoln
voted In favor of tha commission plan of
It Is proposed In the plan drafted hv
Judge Stewart that politics shall be entirely
eliminated from the elections by making it
misdemeanor for any. city officer to
urge another to vote for this or that man
because of party affiliation.
In the meantime, while the "Mornlnir
Mollycoddle" hero has criticised Mayor
Brown, It remains a fact that if Mayor
Brown says no commission government,
there will be none. He has the whip hand.
He has more influence with Mr. Brvan
than either of the dally papers hers which
supported him during the campaign. At
tho final showdown the people of Lincoln
will have to ask the dcmocratlo mayor
whether they may have the bill passed. In
this Instance the mayor haa the goods.
Graad Army Politics.
The Lincoln delegates from Farragut
poat, Orand Army of the Republic, will go
to the encampment next May uninstructed
In the matter of the selection of a depart
ment commander, though two efforts were
made to have the post endorse the candi
dacy of L. D. Richards of Fremont-
Some two weeks ago R. R. Randall, who
was in Chicago, wrote to a friend In Lin
coln to have the post endorse Richards,
and at once the matter was laid before
the old soldiers. The result was a vote of
ti to 29 against
At the meeting last night Mart Howe.
who had voted against the endorsement of
Richards, moved to reconsider the vote and
the roll call was started, but It was never
finished. The hour was late and as each
member begsn to explain his vote the meet
ing adjourned without the result of the roll
rsll being announced.
The delegatea aelected were: W. H.
Hunter. John Watson. Henry Mevera, Ad- i
iitant Chamberlain and P. C. Heaton.
The enrouneed for dsrtmen
command-r are: L. D Richards, P. C. John
son, chslsln of the state penitentiary;
Colonel Edwsrds of Kearney. Of the Lin
coln delegatea three are for Rtcharda and
two are for Edwsrds.
Allesred Thieves 4rrefd at Vtlca.
ITICA. Neb., De. U.-f'p c al Te errsm.)
Two men who gave the names of Thomas
Vo e' nd Theo'o'e Ccle were rri-sfd ha e
at mlrtn'Kht Isst night on the charge of
pi'f r'ns; from three tores. The merchants
Identified the'r goods and the men will be
given a hearing Monday morning. They
aay they live In St. Louis.
TltllKE WIVES, THREE CHARGES
Man Haa na Many Local Complaints
Asralast Hlns as Women.
WILCOX. Neb.. Deo. IS. Special. )
Henry Congdon of th's place haa had three
wives one at a time and for each wife
he has had a legal complaint filed against
him. That ia not all; two -of .these com
plaints were filed by former wives. The last
charge comes In tha fcrra of a writ of
habeas corpus Issued at the behest of wife.
N". 1. S resident of Michigan, who fain
would have Mr. Congdon produce their
daughter, 1 years of agn. The mother In
sists on her right to the child's custody
but after searchinsT her surroundings,
svers that the child Is missing aod is in
Liflcolrv Office Omaha Dee
518 Little Building
uto Ph.ne 74 J.Bell A 2533
G. l. Porter, Manager.
he possession of the father. She cnlls
lpon the law therefore to recover for he
Complaint No. I was not filed by any
jf the three women; !t was a charge o
'elllng liquor illegally. But complaint No
1 waa filed by wife No. I and this chargt
s one of adultery.
The habeas corpus papers have Just beer
erved by Constable Wyatt.
WI.Y MILL l.f COUJJTY Bt'RHS
I one Floarlna? Plant of Kearney
Swept Avrny by Fire.
LINDEN, Neb., Dec. 13. (Special.) Thf
inly flour mill In Kearney county wa
'estroyed early this morning by fire. I
waa tho property of A. D. Andrewe ft Bon
and was estimated to be worth from 23,i0
to $30,000. The Insurance, so the best In
formation obtainable, is that tho firm car
'.led only. $6,000 Insurance.
This not only leaves Mlnden and Kearney
county without a flour mill, but a loss
which the farmers can 111 afford to sua
aln, but It Involves heavy personal losses
f another character to tho farmers. Msny
farmers hold grist coupons on- the mil!
?nd these, temporarily at least, represent
The fire started In the coal bunk ad
jacent to the mill, supposedly from spon'
Uneous combustion. As the wind was In
a direction from the bunk. It awerjt tht
flames rapidly on to the building, to'.
rapidly, in fact, for the efforts of the fire
department to be pt any effect.
Life Term for Bosarth.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Dec. lS.-(Spe-
clal.) In district court this afternoon Judge
H. D. Travis sentenced Matt Bozarth to
serve In the state penitentiary during his
natural life. Bozarth killed James Dver
by stabbing him on the street In Green
wood on October 6. The two men had been
friends all of their lives, but while laboring
under the hallucination that his friend was
trying to Injure his reputation he mur
dered him. County Attorney Rawls ap
peared for the state and A- N. Sullivan for
Nebraska News Notes.
OSCEOLA The Osrpola. Modern
men had a class adoption In the auditorium
in mis city on TMay evening, December
11, the secret work being given to forty
four candidates. State Deputy Consul
H. E. Kester nt Lincoln. John I. Sliirwiwn
of Wahoo and District Deputies Nelson
una neea oi uenoa directed tho Initiatory
PERU The Modern Woodmen nf hl
place held their annual election last Fri
cay evening for the ensuing year. The
following are the new officers: Frank
Majors, V. C; T. W Bishop. W. A.',
M. E. Good, banker; J. C. Chatlaln, clerk;
Irl W. Wright, escort; D. Cameron, watch;
Frank Vance, sentry; G. E. Qlascow,
PERU Next Wednesday evenlns- a vrand
concert by the muslo department of the
normal will be given in the chapel. A
mixed chorus of 130 voices will give several
numbers. The Glee club and the girls'
octet will sing, and the braas ouartet
will Dlav. In addition to Vi th.r. will
b a Vocal Solo bO Ml Adeline Rlanlron.
ship and as a very special feature, Mr.
uemeni Movlus. the srunt hit nan nf Tin.
coin, will sing two numbers.
UTTCA At 12:30 Rundav mnmlnr th fir.
department was called to the home of A.
F. Nihart, where fire was discovered in
the kitchen, resulting from tho pipe of
tha stove getting too hot and burning be
tween the rafters nf the mtir hrniu T"h
department worked hard and got the
names under control. No' Insurant tu
carried on the building-and 'the loss) will
amount to about 3(. me citlsens of Utica
will assist this family In rebuilding aa Mr.
Nihart has been sick" for two years.
PERU J. D. Graves haa boucht the traet
of land lying east of the cemetery known
tne Bert Patterson Place. Tho land
was purchased from Walter N. Giles, who
lives in tne central nortlon of the state.
and the consideration named la f 1 !Y. Thin
tract constats of twenty acres and has on
it a gooa rive-room house. It lies within,
but on the east side of the old Mount
Vernon townslte, and is described in tha
deed as blocks. There Is still another
tract lvlnir between thin and tho Ummi
Vernon cemetery, owned by Mrs. Martin.
the old Mount Vernon townslte seemingly,
having been a very large one. It Is nfter
this old Mount Vernon townslte that the
Mount Vernon- hall of the Peru normal
Passing counterfeit money is no worse
than substituting some unknown worthless
remedy for Foley's Honey and Tar, the
great cough and cold remedy that cures the
moat obstinate coughs and heals the lungs.
Bold by all druggists.
PRIZES FOn TUB DRILL TEAMS
.Competition Is Keenr and the Drills
of Illsa Order.
Competition was most keen at the corn
exposition in the contests for the honors
ai d money prizes by the drill teams of the
different fraternal crganlsat ons of Omaha.
In addliion to the great honor attached to
winning In such a hard-fought competition
the exposition directors hung up $300 in
caah pilaus. That there waa great inter-
eat In the matchea was attested hv th.
large crowds which thronged the Audi
torium both afternoon and evening. The
women dr.lled In the afternoon and the
men In tho evening.
For the afternoon competition the Judges
made five awards and President Wattes
of the Exposition company awarded the
prises last evening. The judaes were
Major D. El McCarthy. Captain H. E. Dal-
ton and Lieutenant William N. Haai.ell.
They judged the various teams in s most
thorough manner, marking on appearanoe
The winners In the afternoon were Ban
ner lodge. Fraternal Un.on of America. Na
U. Omaha. Mra. N. E. T.llaon .n com
mand, first prize, $0; Omaha loda-e No.
111. Fraternal Union of America, Omaha,
Caitaln Mra. M. E. Blair In com .ianj,
second pr.ze, $S; Omaha lodge No. 1, Ryal
Achates, Omaha, Capt In Charles Al. Rack
ley In command, t.il.d; Ak-Sur-Ben lode
No. 173, Dig.ee of Honor, Omaha, Captain
Mia. jowpulne Wi.lttlg in command,
fou.th, and Washington lodge No. I,, De
gree of H.nor, Omaha, Captain Mrs. Mary
. alter .n command, fifth.
In the evening the c mpe Ulon was. if
anything, more keen than In the after
noon and the large crowd awaltoj anxlou ly
the decslon of the Jud.ea as announ ed
by Preaident Wattles aa he made the
awards. The winners In t. e even ng were:
First, Omaha camp No. 20. Moucrn Wo d-
nun. Captain II. O. Majtin; econd, Ijdje
No. 417, Anclsnt Order ot Uniied Work
men, Omaha, facta n F. 8. 8 mpson; third.
camp EW, Modern woodmen, Lincoln, Cap
tuln C. Percy Walters.
OFFICE OF lti WcAniER BUREAU.
Omaha, Dec. 14. Oiilciui lecoru ot tein
cjeiacur anu :ieciLjiCttWuii, compared w.it,
lite correnpor.uing uay ui tne lust three
ars: It. IDA. 1M. ISj-.
Alaxlinum temperature..., 61 40 to c
Miuiinuiu leiuitilaie.... ii ii ti 'il
lean mmpeialuie Ai ii ii si
Precipitation ou .01 ,ul .0
Temperature and precipitation departure
from the normal at Oma.ia since March U
and compared with the last two years:
Normal temperature 28
Excess for the day 14
i otal excess since March L 1JS Ui
Noiinai pieripitaiion ut Inch
Deficiency for the day 03 Inch
Total rainfall ainre March 1 24. 6 Inches
Deficiency since March 1, .... 4 OS Inches
tendency cor cor. cay 1j7 T. 11 inches
Deficiency for cor. day 1 4.47 Irichss
L, A. WELSH, Local ForscaAer.
tAKLi LK.Ul BILLION
3cretary of Agriculture Reports on
valua of Farm Product.
:0RU IS GREATEST OF CROPS
""r" 'ssa two and a Half
Billion Bushels Sell for Over
Billion and Half
WASHINGTON. Dec. U.-After twelve
rears of service as hed of the department
tne aecretary of agriculture in hia twelf
annual report to ths president. Issued t
aay, render a comprehensive account oi
nis stewardship and presents a review o
cne progress or agriculture in the United
otates during this period. Concerning the
farm production of 1908. he aava thnt t.,.
larmer has created wealth by the b.llluns,
"uul'"u nas Deen above the average of
recent years with few exceptiona; and
wn.ie some prices have fallen, oUiers hav
The farm value of all farm nroduets of
iw reaches the most extraordinary total
In the nation's hlatory-7,778,000,000i This Is
aDout four times the value of the producta
or me mines, Including mineral oils and
precloua metals. The farmer contributes
SI per cent of the raw materials used in
those manufacturing industries which de
pend mostly or considerably upon agricul
iurai materials, and these Industries u
i per cent of all materials used In all In
iue gain in value of farm nrodurts in
1908 over, 1907 is $290,000,000 and would hav.
been much larger had not' the prices of
cotton and hay been low. The value of
broducts in 1899, the census year, being
taken at 100, the value for 1903 stands at
i; for 1904, at' 131: for 1905. at ia- for
1906, at 143; for,19or, at 159; and for 1908 at
165. During the lasL ten years the wealth
production on the fauns of this county has
exceeaea tlM fabulous sum at $J0, 000,000,000.
Corn Greatest of Creos.
Greatest tf all crops is Indian corn. who..
production this year Is I.S43.000.005 bo.h.i.
The value of this crop is $1,615,000,000. This
wealth, grown out of the soil In fouc
months of rain, sunshine, And some drouth.
Is enough to cancel the interest-bearing
"l Ul me united States and to pay for
the Panama canal and fifty battleships.
The crop 1 worth this year nearly as much
as the great crops of cotton, hay and wheat
comDined. Compared with the averages of
tho preceding five yeara the quantity is 1
per cent nigner and the vslue Is 43 per cent
Hay The greatest hay cron In hl.tnrv
has been gathered this year, 68,000,000 tons,
or 13 per cent abdve the average of tho
preceding five yesrs. Its price is $2 per ton
less man it was a year ago, but still the
farm value of the crop Is $621000.000. or I
per cent above the five-year average.
w neat-v neat ia 1V4 Per cent above tha
five-year average in production and 23 per
cent aboo In total value. The smnnnnnft
bushels of this crop ar estimated to be
worm ta,ooe,000 to the farmers, or $66,000,000
more than the most valuable wheat crop
heretofore produced.'. "...
Production of Cereals. -
All cereals aggregate 4,3.000.000 bushels'
a total that has been exceeded three times,
bllt tha ..lit. -.amkU mn aa. .... . . -
- 'ciii'o :,wn,vw,uvu, or more
man $300,000,000 above that of 1907. and ex.
ceeds still more the totals of formor years.
Compared with the preceding five years,
the number of busbqls; la higher by 0.J per
atatnft ttrsA SI... !.a. .l 'i c
. u valuta; mgoer py m per VGXl
aii rarm. .Crop.
For the first time; this. Year' the v.i.
of all farm crops equals -45,000,000,000,
and of this total the value of the corn
crop is about one-third; wheat, hay a ud
conon comDinea make more than . an
uwier uuro,. ana toe smaller crops the
remainder, or nearly one-third. . Never
before has the tax crop been so large
in quantity, nor the rtce crop, nor the
sugar beet crop, nobset and cane sugar
production. Tb production of barley has
been exceeded In only-one former year,
and cotton by only two years St the most
ine highest crop values In comparison
wim lormer years are held bv corn.
niteac. -ic;d, hi cereals, potatoes, sugar
beets, possibly tobacco, by beet sugar
ana Dy Deet and oane sugar combined.
Next to the highest value was reached
by hay, barley, oats, sugar cane and cane
sugar, and perhaps by cotton. .
Aunougn the vfarmer gets hardlv 20
cents a pound for fcls butter, between I
and cents a quart for his milk and
about 1 cents for ; each egg, yet the
value of the farm products of the ualry
cow is getting close to $800,000,600, and
tne value or the eggs: and poultry pro-
aucea on the farrri Is worth as much
as the cotton crop, seed included, or the
nay crop, or the wheat crop.
xne aggregate value of animals sold
and slaughtered nnci of animal products
at tne rarm uuiounts to about three-
eighths of the value of all farm products,
estimated upon the census basis, i,d is
getting nearer to 13,000,000,000.
Forelsra Trade In Farm Products,
The exports of agricultural products in
tno riaca.i year 1H08 were valued at
$1,017,003,000. an amount greater than for
any year except 1907. the reduction ot
$17,000,000 under that year being chleflv
due to the falling off in value of cotton
The exported cotton was valued at $418,
000,000, tha grain and grain products at
$315,000,000 and the packing house
products at $1, 000,000.
The imports of agricultural products In
1108 were valued at $540,000,000 in the
countries from which exported, a I educ
tion of $87,000,000 below the value for
1907. Imports are mostly silk, wool,
hides, coffee, various vegetable fibers and
oils, fruits, sugar and molasses, tea and
tobacco. The exports of foret product
are beginning to decline, chiefly In lum
ber and timebr. The imports of such
products declined in 1908 mostly because
of India rubber, but' there were gains In
Imports of pulp wood snd wood pulp.
The total exports of the Lnlied mates in
19tg were spportloned In value as follows:
Animals and animal products, 18 per cent;
cotton and cotton products, 17 per cent;
grain and grain products, U per cent; all
other products chiefly sustained by agri
culture, per cent; forest products and
other products chiefly dependent upon
them, I per cent; exports that are not ag
ricultural nor of forest origin, either fully
or In principal degree, 31 per cent.
The exports of domestic agricultural pro-
' 'As a man eateth so he is."
Qives health .and strength
to brain and body.
"There's a Reason."
iucts In im being worth $1,017,000. the ex
ports of foreign agricultural products $10,
,0,O0n, and the Imports of agricultural
..roducts $540,000,000, a balance of trado ot
che enormous value of USS.OOO.OOO in favoi
of the farm producta of this country re
sults, sn smount exceeded only In 1901 and
Prosecution of Offenders.
In 401 cases brought at the Inatigitton ot
the department against railway companies
or violating the "twenty-eight-hour law
(limiting the number of hours stock can be
Kept In cars without unloading), fines and
coats amounting to nearly $69,000 hava re
sulted. In tweny-flve cases of violation of quaran
tine lawa, the fines snd costs have ex
Last year the enforcement of the food
and drugs act began In earnest. The cases
ieported by the department to the attorney
.eneral numbered 135, of which ninety
seven were for criminal prosecution and
thirty-eight for selsure and condemnation,
in fourteen of the criminal casea the of
fenders had to pay flnea from $5 to $700,
besides costs; and in fourteen of the seliure
cases resulted In forfeiture of the goods
Many cases srs now pending in the courts
and not a single case has yet been decided
adversely to the government.
The organization of the plant Industry
bureau has become so widespread, so com
prehensive, that It reachea Into every sec
tion of the country, almost Into every lo
callty, while It draws material and Informa
tion from the farms of nearly all foreign
nations. Its work vitally affects the culti
vstlon of every principal crop snd moat of
the minor crops. It studies a wide range of
scientific problems and
a wider range of
Dry Land Farming-.
One of the subjects to which the secre
tary of agriculture is giving special atten
tion is the so-called "dry land farmina.
In the west are millions of acres of fertile
soil so situated that they can never be Irri
gated. If farmed at all. these lands must
be planted to droucht-reslstant croos. and
cumvstea according to the best moisture-
conserving methods. Eleven stations have
been established In the great plains area
ror tne scientific study of the best methods
or tillage, crop rotation, etc. The depart-
ment Is alsn .RoVin- -nh.A.i..t
plants in other parts of the world for in-
traduction, and is testing them under our
semi-arid conditions. Efforts are also be-
ing made to utilize and Improve ths best
species native to this region.
The forage value of cactus haa been fullv
aemonstratea, and the details of its cultl-
va tion sre now being worked out.
npeciai attention is be na- atven to
drought-resistant cereals. As a result of
ine nrst year's work a number of verities
have been found whlclr outylelded the or-
ainary sorts by 20 to 60 per cent.
Improving- the Hlghnsr.
.i c-iS iic nauica to railroads over
wajron roads exceeds 250.000.000 tons a vear
"tciuuing xne immense tonnare hauled
to wharves and docks for shipment by
WAtAt. TVI4K am a.. . . .
cents per ton per mile and &n Vfrfl area
- mi .ri KKQ COBt Or Ut lAt
haul of nine mllee, the resultant sum rep-
resenting the annual cost of wagon trans
portation passes the $500,000,000 mark.
ine total cost of our 2.161.000 miles of
xoaa is over $1,720,000,000, while the per
centage oi improved roads was only 7.14
in 1904, and Is probably not in excess of
b per cent at the oresent time-
Twenty states have adonted the stut-
ald plan of Improving roads, either bv an-
propriaung money from the state treas
uries or by providing skilled supervision
For many years the department has been
endeavoring to bring into general use
throughout the south the sand clay method
of constractlrlg' toads. Experimental roads
wore constructed at Engelwood and Dodge
City, Kan., and If these prove as success
ful as conditions now indicate, inestimable
benefits will accrue to the people of the
great plains states.
The burnt-clay road can be made to
serve acceptably as a substitute for maca-
uam roaas, ana in places whore road-build
ing rocks are available It can be con
structed at about one-third the cost of
An International road congress was con
vened at Paris, France, In October, which
was attended by delegates from twenty
nine governments, which effected the or
ganisation of an International bureau of
roads. The director of the office of public
roaas represented this department.
The amount estimated for the fiscal year
1910 in the regular appropriation bill is
$14,610,636, which Includes $730,000 for agri
cultural experiment stations. In addition
there will be a permanent appropriation
or X3,ooo,ooo for meat Inspection, a perman
ent appropriation ' of $624,000 for additional
allotments to agricultural experiment sta
tions under the Adams act, and $510,000 for
printing and binding under the Ppubllo
printer, making a grand total of $18,714,638,
wheih is an Increase over the fiscal year.
1909, of $3,C64,620, or 19,7 per cent The princi
pal items of increase each year are for
the maintenance and Improvement of the
national foresta and for carrying Into ef
fect the provisions of the food and drugs
act. The appropriation for the national for
ests is offset by the revenue from the sales
of timber and grazing, which amounted to I
Ii.i,ji4.j aunng tne year ended June 80,
1908, rrwLking the national forests practically
The number of national foresta Is now
183; and the total area 108,000,000 acres. At
$2 per 1,000 feet stumpage the timber stand
ing in these forests Is worth $800,000,000.
These forests now contain one-fifth of the
standing merchantable timber in the coun
try. The efficient management Of these for
ests and especial y the r protec tion from
fire have made permanent Impnvemen s
necessary. During the year such improve
ments were competed as follows: Three
thousand four hundred miles of trails, 3.200
mil. s cf tel phr.ne .:n s. 100 miles cf wsgon
oad with ISO bridges, 600 miles of pasture
snd drift fences, forty miles Of fire lines
and 550 cabins and barns.
The fire record shows gratify ng results.
The loss for the oalonda. year 1907 ws
less thsn half that for the pievlous y sr.
which in turn was less than in any pre
ceding year. The ratio . of loss to va ue
of timber protected was only about 4 cencs
The amount of timber sold from the
national forests was 3K4.C00,C00 loet, end the
receipts from timber sales were $6J,0c0.
The grus.ng privileges yielded last jea.
an income of nearly H.OoO.OCX).
Ti.e work of reforesting naked area In
tho nat onal forests guc-s on. Las. year
tree s ods were sown broadcast In twenty
seven forests in eight a.ates to test the
usefulness of this method. In the govern
ment's forcet-trea nurseries, ab. ut 7 0,0 0
young trees were i lan ted out. Ovsi 2,0u0,c0v
trees will be re-dy .or planting la 1809.
Special Investigations In the buieau or
heinlsiry have imb a ed t e full .wli g su-
Jets: O) Bleached iljur and ihe use of
dur.m wheat in f.our m..lL.g; (2) The can-
.ing of peas and the makh.g of tomato
ketchup. The slm is to let the public
know just how these operations are car-
led on, snd to aid those engaged In the.se-
lndustries In iroprov.ng their processes; (3)
Tests of food p.es rvst.ves. The series
of studies by means of the "hyg sr.K
tubUt." at which fooda treated with pre
servatives are eaten to test the effect on
I'.eelth, has been completed. Borax, a
licycllo acid, sulphuric acid, bsuzolo acid,
formaMvlv de copper sulphate nnd polas
sum ril mte have all been tested.
Blnre the work began, 3 6 tllffennt areas,
lying In forty-four stntra and two terri
tories, have been surveyed and mapp d.
The total area surveyed to date Is lfi.,o;8
square m lee. The department has a fiell
force of Mxty-two men. divided Into small
parties, engaged In this work. The soil
experts hot only examine and cla-slfy the
soHs, but study the farm practice In
vogue, tho adaptation of particular Crops
to certain soils, the fertilizer requirement
snd the changes which are a-hisable. Thtt
department ia ro-oporatlng with the recla
mation service In surveying the soils of
areas covered by the various projects, a
work which will be of Immmse value
when water Is brought to these lands.
On November 10, l&w. report was made
of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth d seaso
In Pennsylvania. Prompt Investigation by
the department confirmed the truth of the
report and a quarantine against the Inter
state movement of cattle, sheep, swine and
goata from certain counties of the sttitj
was declared. Within a few days Invtsll-
gatlons of reports from other points weie
made, with the reeult that quarantine has
been declared on the states of Pennsyl
vania, New York, Michigan and Maryland.
This disease haa not been known to
exiat in this country since 19uS, and it
suppuscu mai me present infection was
Introduced in soma manner from abroad
Ths meat Inspection force exercised strict
supervision over the slaughtering and pack
ing operations at .87 establishments In
I U cities and towns a gain over the pre
vious year of seventy-nine establishments
and i twenty-five cities and towns. In
spection wss withdrawn from eight estab
lishments because of violations of the regu
lations. The thoroughness of the work on
the part of the meat-inspection force has
had tho much desired effect of greatly
improving the sanitary conditions oc s.sugh
terhouses and packing plants and of main
I talnlna confidence In the wnolesomttness of
Animals inspected before slaughter num
Derea cs.s9s.6il. Their order numerically
was nogs, sheep, cattle, calves and goats.
or the animals inspected at slaughter, 175,
I 126 carcasses and 704.6 nam onn
demne1. 108.819 carcasses were passed for
lard and tallow, and 63,689,692 passed for
rood. Tuberculosis was the cause of con
demnatlon of about three-fourths of the
cattle carcasses and about two-thlrda of
the hog carcasses that were condemned.
and the majority of the othor condemned
hogs were affected with hog cholera and
Near tUOO.000.000 pounds of meat food
products were passed on by government
inspectors, snd there were condemned on
relnspectlon . 43,344,306 pounds of meat
products that had become sour, tainted,
putrled, unclean or, in the case of fats,
rancid, since inspection at slaughter.
There was sn increase of 13.8 per cent In
the quantity of meats snd products certl.
fled for export aa compared with the nre-
I vious year. Certificates to the number of
1222S5 were Issued, covering 1,545,761,808
Work of the Experiment Stations.'
The relations of the office of experiment
stations with the state stations have never
been more cordial than they are at' 'pres
ent. They are doing- more sclentiflo and
practical work. They are carrying, their
studies more thoroughly over the states
and reaching a larger proportion of the
farmers and their problems. During the
year they published 459 annual reports, bul
letins and circulars, which were sent to
over 774,000 addresses. The Alaska stations
devoted their attention principally to live
stock, horticultural crops, and cereal growing.-The
Kodlalt station has about' sixty
head or Galloway cattle, horticultural in
vestigations at Sitka are quite promising.
The Hawaiian station continues work in the
diversification of agriculture and shipping
tropical fruits. They may be successfully
shipped to any point within thirty days'
direct communication with Honolulu. In
Porto Rico ' highly flavored Java coffees
are being planted to take the place of the
Porto Rlcan coffee.
There are fifteen state agricultural high
schools and forty others receiving state
aid, 115 state and county normal schools
preparing young people to teach agriculture
and sixteen privately endowed colleges and
over 250 publla and private high schools
and acadamels giving Instruction In agri
culture. Over 2,000,000 people are rep te-'
as having attended the farmers' Instl.ti!
meeting during the year.
RANDALL GETS TWO VICTIMS
Fora-er Passes Boarus
on Two Omaha
Two Omaha saloons have been found to
have fallen victims of H. F. Randall, the
former Kansas City saloon keeper who was
arrested by Detectives Mitchell snd Sulli
van of the local police force Saturday
night on advices from Kansas City that he
Is wanted there for pasalng worthless
Checks for $25 were cashed at Foley's
and the Turf saloons on Douglas street
Sat"rlay by Randall, according to the po
lice. However, he will be turned over to
the Missouri detective agency that effected
his capture and will be held for the Omaha
bogus check work after the Kanaaa City
officers are through with him. Randall
formerly lived at Sioux Falls, 8. D., where
he claims to have a bank account to back
Ma checks, but Investigation revealed no
uch fact. i
PILES CVRRD 11V TO 14 HATS.
PAZ" OINTMENT rusrsnreed to euro say
caas of itching, blind, bleeding or protruding
Files In to 14 diva or nnnev refunded Mo.
SUIT FOR DIMQLEY ESTATE
Heirs of Former Maine Citrfns
' leek to Ifavo Settlement
ATTBTrRN, Me.. Dee. 12.-Mrs. Edith
Dlnsley Hooe of Washington and Albert O
Dlneley of Denver. Colo., who say they
sre heirs St law to the late Nelson Dtnvley
Jr. of Lewiston have Tied a petition In the
supreme court to be allowed to anneal from
the decree of ths ude of probate allowing
the account of the executors.
Nelson Dlnsley.' Jr.,J represented the See.
end Maine district in ronsress and framed
the so-called Dlngley tariff law. He died
The petitioners sllege that no inventory
The folowing prescription, while vsry
simple and harmless, will be found to
work wonders In curing lams back and
all kinds of rheumatism, purifying the
blood and kidneys and restoring the sys-
inexpensive conalderlng Its effectiveness.
and can be mixed at home. The ingred
ients are well known and can be supplied
by any wall-stocked drug stors:
"One ounce compound syrup -of Serse
parilla; one ounce Torla compound. These
to bo added to hair pint of whiskey and
used In tablespoonful doses before each
meal and at bed time. The bottle must
be shaken well oach time."
Oood results from this treatment are
apparent after the first few doses, al
though It would be a mistake to discon
tinue its use until the health Is fully recovered
was filed until ltT and that they had n
knowledge of the fact or of any aettleme-.t
In the probate court. Former Congress
man Charlea E. Uttlefleld, a New York
attorney, Mr. Dlmtley'a ailceessor In thu
he use of representatives Is counsel tot the
FATAL RESULT FOLLOWS FALL
Woman Not Tlmniht Serlonily
jnred nt First tlli-n at
Nellie Crutchrr, died at an early lin-r
this mornlt:g nt the tlencr:il licspinl, ns Hi t
result rf a fracture of the skull, f Vie lived
at 105 South Eleventh street, upnt.Vrs.- F:
day night she fell or was thrown dnn
stairs from her npnrtiiv nts and was tak.M
to the hospital. At thut tlmo it did not
npuenr that alio wns seriously hurt, hut
growing steadily worso an operation w.is
performed upon her tllsrlcsing the fracture
of the skull. The operation failed to le
Ueve her, however.
She camo here from Fremont where Ik r -father
lives. He has been notified and is
expected here today fo obtain u, body.
A Itana-eroua Wound
Is rendered antiseptic by Iluckl li s Arnlc.-i
Salve, the healing Wonder or sores, burns,
piles, eczema and salt rheum !-.- i.-.'.
sale by Heaton Drug Co.
ALLIANCE, Neb., Dec. 13.-Speclul Td
efrrani.)viniam lucliman, ono or tho old
conductors of the Burlington', died here t.
day of pneumonia, after a lingering Ill
ness of about three weeks. Mr. Baehmun
leaves a wife and ono child.' who are well
provided for. The body was taken fo dlcn
wood. la., his old home, where tho obse
quies will bo held under tho alisplcefe'df the
Order of Railway Conductors, representa
tives of which will accompany tho bodv
from here. '
A Persona. Appeal.
If we could talk to vou personnily about
the great merit of Foley a Honey and Tar.
for cougha. colds and lung trouble, you
never could be Induced to experiment with
unknown preparations that may. contain
aome harmful drugs. Foley's Honey and
Tar coata you no more and haa a record
of forty yeara of cures. For sale 'at all
druggists. , . "
Miss Mary Honsman Is still quite 111 at
tnt home of her mother In West side.
Pi?.'L Lon.. returned 'at week from a
months visit with relatives at Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Oeors-e Ulali-i
guests of Rev. and Mrs. K. M. Ilendorson
-v. .uiiuu oaiuruay.
The children of Southwest Dnn.inv
are preparing for an entertainment to be
given Christmas night.
Mra. Frank- HAnmA .-..a i ( . i
James, were guests of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. 11. Oantz. on Thumdav.
John Blako anil wlfo ,,,..,., .i , i,
tage prayer meeting Wednesday evening of
this week at their home In Eokerman.
Mrs. J. H. Oantz uAAmnui v, ..
friend, Mrs. Aughe, attendud George Custer
.. m xvcijci curps on luesaay after
George 8ton anil fimiin ..-a
their cousin. Mrs. rmr nu...Ar . a h.,,"
daughter. Margery, of Kewanoe, III., this
Mr. HOUCk'B mnthe ffnm nac- I ) . I T 1 1
I ..w... . a .UHIIUU
s spendlnsr the wintar with i,-- - ...
wife at their country home on West Center
The teachers anil nnnlt nf n.,:. i
here, took advantage nf tieVt. tn th., v.'
Uonal Corn exposition Wednesday and went
In a body.
MlSS Violet Thaver .,- .,t ,m
city on Sunday to be ths ru.t nt h- r. ..
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Thayer, at their hums
on Forty-sixth avenue.
Thomas L. Sh
from his long siege of ' typhoid" fevef and ''
expects to be able to eat 'Christmas dinner
with his parents and family.
Word has lust been r-pulvni that h-.i-.-j
girl has been added to the home of Mr. anil
Mrs. I. Simpson of Redondo, Cal. Mra.
Bimpson was Miss Mabel Ltyer of Omaha.
Mrs. O. Carlsen wai tlm rtfnt ,,r i,u-
daughter. Miss L. Talbot of
and her son, Oeorge Cnrlsen, anil faml y,
of Seventeenth and Cantjn streets on SatuV
Bcglunluc; with a4ay, iWemuer
BOta, the PennsylTanlo. Short Line w tll '
,m""mrBt and na dally thereafter aa
Observation Sleeping Car tine throuEh
from Chicago to Jacksonville, Florida,
ever the naw seenle line of the Louis-,',
VtUe If ashvtlle Company, via Loutsvll le,
KnoxvllU, Atlanta and Macon. . ,
For Particular Information, concern
Insj this new and attractive line,, ar
OBcniilB the Incomparable Pittsburgh
and New York Passenger Service of '
the Pennsylvania Short Line from
Vhioaae, call upon or address "
W. K. Bowland, Aeent, Boom (113 Board
of Trade Bldf.r Omaha.
Some Wash Women
are good, some are not,
pending on the person.
Personalities don't count ui
this laundry. "We have a
trained organization, trained
to do your family" washing
right this week, next week,
every week. . ,' .
Wash wohien may come,
and wash women may go, -but
our organization turns out the
same good work always';" t
We use soft wster pure soap.' '
What's tho use of wash
day, when you can just let our
wagon take the clothes," and
trouble. Six cents a pound
for family washing.
THE MODEL LAUNDRY
FOOn FIR Wsali and..
w wno una tne.r to
una in;r aawmr i
work and youihrul vlgoi
gone aa a leault of over,
work or mental exertion should laks
GKAV8 NKKV'K rooD PILLS. They t,I
make you eat and sleep and be a
man again. - - ,
1 Box j a boats SI 50 y aaalL ,
WtifAJI a ktcooa'wei.I. BKut Oth
Out. ISIS oa Xod- Streets '
owj. Dm.ua co am x
Vox. Mia. aad kuiiii bis. dtaahe. Bess