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THE OMAHA DATLYr BEE ; WEDNESDAY. MARCH 88 , 189-1.
IA YDEN It has been suggested that the weather is a little too cool for business , taut we are warming it up with some prices that continue to crowd our store.- They are making the piles of goods melt away like snowballs in a. July sun. I On Sale Wednesday. Cloaks. INFANT'S AND r'HII.DREN'H DIM'ART- 2 cases of new challis , lighter MINT. : or dark ground , in remnants , Just lecelvod n now clonU , sizes 2 , 3 niul ' I ycnis , In tun , navy , red and drab , trim tomorrow 2-Jc a yard. Thp wonderful success of this department med In hlurlc wool braid , mutorlnl of very Roes to show that people appreciate vulu < * H line iinnllty ladles' clolli , iilllle over shanl- Flour i.s cheaper nmv tlian It ever was before. and are always ready to buy when thn dcrs and full ideevcs. As neat and dressy We will ' . 2 cases of 32-inch wide saline quality , the style and the make nro right shown double tbc , null nt you Pillsbnry's best 4X Hour for 1)5. ) : sack and . its any garment price .Minneapolis Heat Superlative ( lour ! ( ) . : sack mostly all dark , ground , new , . . Tliu the men's prlco suits reasonable. worth $7.50 , $8.00 and only $2.7ii , We Sumo tlio above , In wash ask special attention to style as only our A cheaper of Superlative Hour for 85 , sack ' , grade : $ SGO , , sold advertisement this season's style , at loca yd. as an at $4,75 , are nmtorlal , trimmed In white serpentine And very good Hour for OScsack the talk of the town. The sale will bo con braid , . . Hest liniml of Snow Flake ( lour 50 sack New styles in turkey red tinued two days longer on account of tlio Hero only for variety $1.75. and low prices on nny- ( Jooil Kye flour $ L sack unfavorable weather. No man can afford to IhlliK want In ranhmen > cloaks , cither figured prints only yard. . you LARGE LINE Strictly Pure Uye Hour $1.15 , SG buy a spring suit without seeing this Im long or Bhort , eroam or tan , tiny price from inch wide mense stack and low prices. ' 36 double fold .ll'lC Up , mo CLOAK HAM : TOMOUUOW. dress made sell for goods to , Hero nro two numbers tliat arc excep 150 , liayden's price tomorrow. tionally good value and cannot be duplicated OF nt this price again : WATCH US 50 yard. LADIES' REEFER JACKETS. Made ofcry fine dlttgonal rlotli In tnn , Mew stock of German indi-1 - navy and black. , perfect In style and lit , blue calico just at and thu best value ever offered at $7.75. go , opened , LETTING DOWN THE PRICES ON HOSIERY MISSES' CAPES. ice , cheap at 12 c. In a good ( | iiallty ladloa' cloth colors , tan , Gents' imported cotton half hose , fast black , tan shades Mill remnants of white goods BOYS AND CHILDREN brown , and at only navy $ , l.ii. very : ! full and nicely finished and brown balbriggan , only 12 J c per pair ; same others ask 250 at 2Ac , SG , 8c and IDC yard ; Wo arc ncllliiK * a splendid black sateen . ' . . ' Children' : ) snltH , assorted double and skirt for 8.10. worth $1.00 anywhere else. i case of gents' superfine brown balbriggan half hose only a big stock to select from. slnglo breasted , light and dark shades , well A few more of the percale waists left at for We white bedspreads made , $2.00 values . ' . 3"ic. Lay In a supply of these waists , an' Thousands of pattern hats , . nt $1.1'3. 170 , 3 pairs 500 ; a regular 350 quality. are selling they cannot bo made for this price , and i case of children's fast black cotton hose , Hermsdorff spreads , and we are selling lots braid Children's , double suits and , slnglo some breasted trimmed , worth with lire regular COc goods. bonnets and toques at much dye , all sizes , only i2j cper pair ; worth double. of them. We call particular $3.50 and $4.00 , at $1.95. Prescriptions. i case of boys' extra heavy fast black cotton hose , Ipswich attention to four numbers on Something new at Haydcn Bros' . In ess t han usual millinery store filled In depart brand ; nothing better made for service ; only 250 per pair. sale tomorrow at 47c , 750 , $ i children suits , a large line of Junior com ment' Prescriptions from the purest drugs our by drug a registered . ' bination and reefers at half .of regular pharmacist. About H ° t drug store prices. prices. Ladies' fast black cotton hose , extra heavy , only i2j c and $1.50 each. Every one of clothing house prices , all we ask Is for the per pair. these a special bargain that ' ladles to caU'aiul sec for themselves. 100 dozen ladies' fast black cotton hose , Hermsdorff dye. you cannot duplicate outside Boys' strong and neat Unoo pants go at regular made , only 190 per pair , good value at 250. of Haydens' . 23c. When at hosiery department take a look at the ladies' COMBINATION SUIT Boys' durable long pants at test prlcus , go TWO PAIR OF PANTS AND CAP at GOc and C5c. 250 hosiery we are now making a specialty of. We are showing a very fine line of ladies' opera hose , purchased Prescriptions. Prescriptions. Prescriptions. chased by us at a very low figure which we are closing at 35c per pair ; regular price $1.00. Prescriptions filled In our drug * department Prescriptions filled In our drug department Prescriptions filled In our drug depart ment from the purest drugs by a registered ment from the purest drugs by a registered ment from the purest drugs by a registered LETTING DOWN THE PRICES ON GLOVES. pharmacist. About ' /i of drug store prices. pharmacist. About % of drug store prices. pharmacist. About < of drug store prices. ioo dozen ladies' 5-hook Foster lacing kid gloves , elegant A Woman Knows * quality , regular $1.50 goods , to" close this lot only 590 per pair. Flats and Caps. Bargains . Cabinet ranges ; something 50 dozen of ladies' kid gloves , regular $1.25 quality , reduced A Good Thing A manufacturer's entire stock of men's , Do Not Miss Thi s. new ; the most complete range duced and to $1.00 pair. ' ' 750 per boys' and children's hats purchased at less - We line of ladies' kid in all limn manufacturer's cost. Why pay two or It. on the market andthe nearest- are showing an elegant gloves three times the price elsewhere. When Sli&Sees . Extra width fine all silk satin ribbons worth 40e to COo. tomorrow . to perfection manufactured 23c. thing the yet new shades. Tlio latest styles , the best quality and -tho . U > Tito best twin wlro dress stays worth lowest ' prices. This Is the reason w.hy we have sold to luc for 6c pair , factured in gasoline stoves. Men's flno fur Fedoras 75c , worth $1.75. Letting Down the Prices on Umbrellas. Men's flno fur Fedoras 95c , worth $2.00. many thousand yards . of Habutai "S9c wash silks for Elegant fine tooth brushes , 2 for Gc. Has and broiler combined Men's flno fur Fedoras $1.25 , worth $3.00. the past mouth. Otlly a yard 15c worth of the best rlcrack for 5c. oven , and English gloria , 26 inch , only SOG ; worth $ i. Men's Men's fine line fur fur derbys dorbys 7Gc 9Gc , , worth worth $2.00. $2.50. striped hundred wash different silks , stylepj really tp worth select . 75e from In a purchase A 15c fashion from our review lace department. given with every in one and has a top service of English serge , 26 inch , only 750 ; worth $1.25. Men's ' fine fur dorbys $1.25. worth $3.00. our up-to-dato silk department. 20x44. Regular price $28.00. 4-lncli wick oil stoves , regular price 7Bo , Silk gloria , 26 inch , only 980 ; worth $1.50. Boys' Men's yacht yacht caps caps 25c 49c , , worth worth 75c. $1.00. liayden" price $17,95. Ilayilon prlco 3Sc. Silk gloria. 26 inch , only $1.25 ; worth $2. Hoys' crushes 37c. , worth ' 75c. ' Prescriptions. Prescriptions. Now Queen oil . stoves , regular prlco $1.75 , A large line of misses' and children's llaydcn prlco 95c. Silk gloria , 26 inch , only $1.50 ; worth $2.50 yacht caps GOc , worth $1.50. ' ' 2-burner . gasoline- stoves . . , regular price The Gem oil stoves , regular price $2.65 , We have the entire stock of trunks and Prescriptions filled' In'BlW drug department Prescriptions filled in our drug depart $1.05 , Iluydcn price $2.95. Haydcn price $1.35. Silk serge , 26 inch , only $1.98 , worth $3. bags manufactured by II. II. Marhoff , which ment frcm the purest'drugs ' by n-registered ment from the purest drugs by a registered 3-burner gasoline stoves , regular prloo The Summer King oil stoves , regular wo are soiling at less than GOc on the dollar. pharmacist. About ' /i-ofrdrug store prices. pharmacist. About % of drug store prices. $7.00 , Ilayilcn price $4.23. price $3.50 , Ilayden prlco $1.70. MORE OF HOSIER'S ' STEALS Every Day Bringing Interesting Develop ments in the Capital National Oaso. ROBBED THE RELIEF COMMISSION lAs TrrnHiirrr of tlio Concern Ho Fulled to Account for Nearly 1'our Thousand Dolliirs rltlgntlon to Recover tlio Amount. LINCOLN , March 27. ( Special to The Ilco. ) Every day now adds another chapter " the Moslior scheme of financial operations. So ( no tlmo ago the state of Nebraska through the attorney general commenced an action ngalnst D. E. Thompson to recover the sum of $3,700 lost to the state by reason of MoMhor's peculations. Mosher was treasurer of the relief commission established by the legislature three years ago , and as such olllcor disbursed nearly $200,000. MIo gave u bond signed by D. K. Thompson. When the Capital National bank failed It was dls- eovcrcd that Mosher had used a balance of the fund amounting to $3,700. The at torney general commenced an action against I ) . E. Thompson to recover the amount. . Thompson entered a demurrer and today the district court overruled the demurrer. The case against Thompson will be tried upon Us merits and the attorney general Is confident that ho will-collect the money. In Ills demurrer Thompson alleged that the parties to the action were not properly joined , that the state of Nebraska has no legal capacity to sue ; that the petition was not properly drawn and that the district tonrl had no Jurisdiction In the case Thn point that the state of Nebraska has no legal capacity to sue has already been made before the supreme court by Judco Iroady. who. as. attorney for ox-Treasurer Hill , is contesting the right of the state to biio the ox-trensuror or his bonds In the su. promo court. Tlio contention raised by Juilgo Broady Is that the constitution pro vides' that the state may sue- and bo sued , lnJvi ! ! .V' ' ° ' "BlBlnturo shall make laws n7 , but ' ? , co"8,1"0" the legislature " ' Provision has never Into made such provision. W. C. MeWhlnney was today given a Judgment acalnst II. C. Outcalt. cashier of the defunct Capital National bank , for $5 095 OVERRULED A FINE POINT. Judge Hall late yesterday afternoon denied a writ of habeas corpus applied for by the attorneys of James E. Betts , the colored man arrested In Washington for forgery , llotts committed two forgeries In Lincoln about a year ago and fled to Washington , D.-C. . where ho was arrested. Ho was lirouKht back to Nebraska on a requisition on the charge of forgery , and In the requisi tion papers It was specified that ho had ut tered forged paper for a certain amount. . .HottB was tried on the first of two charges t'.trly In the present term of court. He * as to have been defended by a youmr at torney appointed by the court. A the young attorney advised him to plead guilty he ob- Jectcd to the attorney and Insisted that the court appoint another. The only two attor neys present at the tlmo wcro C. 0. Whcedon mid F. M. Hall. The court appointed first ono and then the other and both refused. Finally both agreed to tnltu the case Jointly in a spirit of fun. They made a strong ilofonse , and although the case was per fectly clear the two eminent attorneys secured the acquittal of their quandom client. Ho was at once rearreated on another charge and thrown Into Jail. Ills attorneys undertook - took to free him by applying for a writ of habeas corpus on the ground that the re quisition upon which Bolt * was brought Imuk to Nebraska was specific In Its nature and that the state authorities had no right to arrest him on another charge after he liad been acquitted on the first. The appll- cation for writ of habeas corpus was tltmleil. APPEALED TO THE (10VBUNOU. J E. Ong , an attorney from Geneva , WM Ju Lincoln ted y to make an appeal to ' Governor Crounse for the pardon of George Crosby , who Is serving a three years term In the state penitentiary for criminal assault upon a girl under the ageot 15. Crosby was tried in Flllmore county last April and has served nearly a year of his sentence. Ho was convicted upon the technicality raised by the statutes , which makes criminal con versation with a girl under the ago of 16 , oven with her consent and connivance , a penal offense. Crosby has a wife and three children dependent upon him for support. Ho did not deny the relations with the girl , but claimed that she -willingly submitted herself to him. Ho claims that ho did not know at the tlmo that she was under the age of consent , as she was fully grown and to all appearances much older. All of the Jurors who convicted him as well as the Judge of the district court who presided over his trial have petitioned the governor for a pardon , WORKED TFIE SAME OLD RACKET. A farmer living near Cllntonla , in the southern part of Lancaster county , cdme to Lincoln yesterday afternoon and although ho didn't have much fun he obtained $35 worth of experlcnco , enough to last him the rest of his natural lite. On the way up to Lincoln ho became acquainted with a pleas ant young man , who occupied the same scat with him. While they were discussing the tariff question and the effects of Gladstone's resignation , and other things too numerous to mention , a third pleasant young man stopped up and engaged the first pleasant young man In conversation. After some little talk the first man told the farmer that the third man wanted $35 which was due him. The first man didn't have the money. Would the farmer loan him $35 until ho could get an express package at the Rock Island depot. The old farmer would and ho did. Ho then passed the afternoon at the Rock Island depot waiting for an ex press package. It hasn't come yet. LINCOLN IN BRIEF. Chovront's restaurant , on North Ninth street , was burglarized last night to the extent - tent of six boxes of cigars and $150 in cash. Frank Mitchell , n well known colored familiar at the police station , was run in late last night for stealing a sheep from a local butcher. Governor Crounse this afternoon Issued a proclamation calling upon tlio people of Ne braska to observe Arbor day on April 23 , Westuu'N High I.lcmiMi Ticket. WESTON. Neb , , March 27. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) The following is the ticket nominated for village trustees : R. A. Heaton , Frank Hakel. C. E. Lllllbrldgo , II. F. Blunk and James Kaclrek. It Is known as the citizens ticket , and was placed In nomination by petition , and favors high license. CRETE , Ndb. , March 27. ( Special to The Ilco. ) After a largo amount of work the tlcketn for the coming city election have boon completed. The republicans nominate E. I ) . Fay for mayor , with a good ticket for the other otHces. The straight demo crats refrained from putting any ticket up. The llryan wing of the democratic party nominated a ticket largely consisting of straights , but they all declined. W. S. Chenollr Is the candidate for mayor upon the democratic ticket. In connection with the nominations n. good deal of bad blood lias been stirred up. I''ollowlnK Onmlm'i .Methods , M'COOK , Neb. . March 27. ( Special Tele gram to The Ilco. ) The business men of this city held a meeting hero today , and after hearing the report of the delegates to the Omaha convention , Judge Benson of Halglor and J. 8. Lohow of this city determined to call a district Irrigation convention for this congressional district , to be held here May 3 and 4. The first Irrigation convention hold In Nebraska which bore fruit was In 1800 , when the Meeker Irrigation canal was com menced. This has been a success , and It Is now proposed to take such measures as will eventually place all southwestern Nebraska under Irrigation. Delegates will bo asked from each town and city and from every county In the district. Norloua Churgo Aculnn't William Hurt. RED CLOUD , "Nob. , March 27. ( Special Telegram to The Dee. ) William Hurt has been arrested on the complaint of Lydla Uur- nett , charging him with assault , and will UaVe Mi preliminary "examination at Blue Hill tomorrow. The parties live near Dladen and are both of respectable families. The young lady Is an Invalid and had Just been able to cet out of bed for a day or two be fore the alleged offense. She claims that he knocked on the door and Inquired for her father and mother , and , finding them both away , entered and perpetrated the crime. Hurt is about 25 years old. Lyons lirovltlog. LYONSi Neb. . March 27. ( Special , to The Bee. ) Ex-Postmaster W. D. Smith has made arrangements to go to the state of Wash ington in about two months. The Winnebago and Omaha Indians will receive their annuity this week , The relief como Just In time , as many of the Indians are In need of help. The cold snap has stopped all farm work , but most of the famers completed their seeding before the cold spell. Nobninkix Teuchvr * In Confnrence. BEATRICE , March 27. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) The advance guard of the Southeastern Nebraska Teachers association has commenced to arrive. The meetings will be held tomorow.and Thursday and It Is expected there will bo 400 teachers In attend ance. Tomorrow evening President Gates of Grlnncll ( la. ) college will deliver a lecture. Many of the leading educational men of the state have places on the program. Agnlnst thu Occupation Tux. NEBRASKA CITY , March 27. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) In county court today Judge Eaton decided that the occupa tion tax of $10 per day levied by the council on transient merchants was unconstitu tional. Adolph Lolso , George Gray and George Smith wcro bound over to the district court today In the sum of $800 on the charge of grand larceny. AVntrr Works 1'ropnnltlon I'oHtponnl. TOBIAS , Nob. , March 27. ( Special to The Bee. ) At the adjourned meeting of .tlie town board a petition was presented signed by men representing about two-thirds of tlio' taxable property In the town asking that a proclamation bo Isued calling a special elec tion to vote on water works bqnds. The board laid the petition on the table until after election. To Kntcrtnlu Nrhrnsku rimrnmcUts. HASTINGS , March 27. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. The druggists of the city met , today to make arrangements for the annual meeting of the Association of Pharmacists , to bo held early In the summer. The local drugglstn are enthusiastic , and from the quantity of letters received by Secretary Sexton the meeting will bo a complete E.UC- cess. liivcHtlgutliii : Croulry's Death. ' ' BEATRICE , March 27. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) Coroner Fletcher went to Lin- ' coin this morning , taking with him the stomach of Crosslcy , the Cortland man who died some tlmo since under suspicious cir cumstances. The stomach will be given a chemical analysis at the State university. Young Ilolivinluii * lUitartnln. WESTON. Neb , . March 27. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) An Innovation for this place In the amusement line was a pleasing drama presented last nlKht by Weston's young Bohemians. The town hall was packed by those who understand the language , Looking After lciollocicr . TOBIAS , Neb. , March 27. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee , ) A United States marshal stopped at Tobias this afternoon to look up bootleggers and Joseph Vldlock will accom pany him back to Omaha. Real merit Is characteristic of Hood's Bar- japarllla. and Is manifested every day In the remarkable cures the medicine accomplishes. Acquitted of the Cluirge. COLORADO SPRINGS , Colo. , March 27. John Calderwood , president of the Miners union at Victor , In the Cripple Creek dis trict , was acquitted today of the charge of rioting and creating a disturbance , < Little pills for great ills : Dowltt's LIUIa Early RUors. PLATTE VALLEY DRAINAGE Good that Would dome to Dodge Oounty Through a Properly Built Ditch. POLITICS THAT DEFEATS A PUBLIC POLICY Itcnefits Apparent ami Conceded but lle- llot JtofiiHoil lleriiuflo of Its KITect on Voters-One Side of u 1'cciillnr Hltuutlon. That portion of the.PIatte valley which Is inpluded In Dodge county , about 100,000 acres In extent , possesses a soil of great value , and , although there Is much good land In the Platte valley , we believe there Is no other so largo nn area of equal value. The valley between the mouths of the Loup and the Elkhorn Is very broad and flat , nnd provided with only ono creek , near Schuyler , discharging Into the Plattc. This creek drains a very considerable extent of coun try to the north and frequently overflows , dis charging Immense volumes of water down the valley. In addition to this , all along the bluff line numerous ravines discharge the rainfall of the upland country simply upon the surface of the valley. A sluggish stream , half slough and half creek , of two forks , called the Rawhide , winding down the valley In an easterly direction nnd discharging Into the Elkhorn , has been the only natural drainage. In previous years , as far back as the earliest settlers can remember , this country was a hopeless morass , and after a few ridges of land slightly moro elevated than the rest , which were possible of agriculture , had been settled up , now coiners found It necessary to settle on the rolling prairie to the north. This was at first supposed to be too dry for agriculture , but was found to bo a most valuable country , and In due tlmo developed Into a thickly nettled and prosperous farming country. Today all the land in tills upland country 1s occupied and It supports probably as Industrious and pros perous farmers as can bo found in tlio state. Long after this portion of Dodge county had become well settled and wealthy thu valley remained a awump with thu exception of a few straggling settlers who had taken up farms with the earliest settlement of the country. Most of these farms were along some higher loin ] , near the Platte river on the route of Iho first government trail made through the'country. A few years previous to tieappearanco ! , of the Standard Cattle company , on the scene , the question of draining f h ? ivalley began to bo actively discussed , aniliaftor much debate as to the best method 1t was decided by engineers and others' thnt although It was ' not possible to dig Alltbh'os straight north and south along section lines that would discharge Into the. rlvu , ; > In consequence of the country back froiiMtho river being too low. It was quite possible by constructing a ditch diagonally down 'stream to secure the necessary fall and to drain all the valley from the bluffs to triqj ; 'rfvcr ns completely ns If ditches could lla.ffug straight to the river. The etitlro valley Is all made land , and almost iibsoIittoly flatT It lias , thu same .fall as the river , the lanO-Mtielf being hardly higher than the HurfacnVMRtho river. APPLYING THE REMEDY. In former times the valley was swampy n .largo part of the ycarj | and polntu on the river for considerable periods of time , were practically Inaccessible from the bluffs. The seasons naturally vary as to humidity , and In dry years people were successful enough to attempt the cultivation of land , which they were afterward obliged to allow to re lapse Into Its native condition again. At the present day it Is supposed that about 40 to CO per cent of the 100,000 acres Is In culti vation , the rest of the land being natural hay land. Under present conditions the pro cess of breaking up land has gone about as far as possible , and even now In wet years ft very largo portion of the land In cultiva tion suffers a partial or total loss of crops. Wh n the diagonal ditch scheme was dis cussed In * S4-j the greatest hostility to the Idea of n ditch passing through rectangular pieces of land developed on the part of such persons as had farms on the line of any pro posed ditch , and It was very much feared that It would never bo possible to bring any such Improvement to a successful Issue. In January , 1S8C , the Standard Cattle com pany purchased some 4,500 acres of land , making It a condition of the purchase that the county commissioners should bo com mitted to the schcmo of drainage , which was done. The Fremont cut-off , therefore , was constructed In 18SO , and Immediately justi fied the expectations of Us designers , as It proved most efficient in discharging largo volumes of water rapidly Into the Platte river. For some tlmo Its banks were soft , and it was very quickly apparent that the enormous volumes of water that flow down the Platte valley sometimes In a stream a couple of miles wide could never find n sufil- cient outlet Into the river through a ditch of so small dimensions. These floods of water were banked up against the cast bank of the ditch , and consequently backed up over the land of people on the west side. In a few words , the ditch was nothing like big enough , and In 'order to afford protection to the country down the vnlloy , at the Instance of some Fremont people , the Standard Cattle cqjnpany Joined In the construction of a smaller ditch entirely on Its land , for which It paid moro than one-third the entire cost. The performance of these ditches was very satisfactory , but it was clear that they wcro mere playthings when It came to dis charging the enormous volumes of water that occasionally came down the valley , nnd after a few years a third ditch was constructed In the western part of the valley near the line of Colfax county , from which wo regu larly receive a deluge In wet xeasons , CORN' GROWING ON FISH POND. Although these ditches were insufllclont , It has been moro and moro discovered that their operation has been of wonderful benefit to tlio valley land , nnd the construction of certain other ditches , railed the Gayton and Sewer ditches , has done worlds of good. The benefit of these ditches Is a mater of frequent discussion and congratulation with persons who llvo In the valley , and I was In conversation not long ago with a man who told mo that excellent crops of corn were now growing exactly In the spot where ho used to catch fish. U Is a curious fact that with the success ful operation of these ditches continually before - fore the eye's of the farmers of the country that the prejudice against a ditch going diagonally across rectangular pieces of land IIUH never disappeared , and each new ditch that is constructed Is fought with the energy of desperation. After any biich ditch has been constructed across a farm the owner discovers that tils crops are wonderfully In creased , and when n season or two has veri fied tht * fact that his farm Is yielding him much more cash product than formerly , he wonders why ho over opposed the construc tion of a ditch across his farm. These ex amples , however , are of no value In remov ing the objection of other persons on the line of any proposed ditch , who always de clare that their farms are us arid as the desert of Sahara , although an occasional old boat or so lying among farm Implements would lead any one to suppose that travel by water Is not unknown. The abhorrence of a ditch In qulto us likely to take possession uf any far mer whose land greatly needs It as of somn one who neiilH It very little , If any at all , for it Is true that thcro are a few farms In the valley In Dodge county , thanks to the construction of the ditches that have already been dug , that do not need much III the future. The first two diagonal ditches , therefore - fore , constructed In the valley were built upon thu land of the Standard Cattle com pany , with Its consent , and with Its eager desire to forward the drainage of the entire valley. Thesa ditches naturally stand as a bulwark and a protection to the country east of them. It In twelve and one-half miles from the Fremont cut-off west to the ditch near the Colfax county line , and within this space , on the north Bide of the valley , Is a great basin which catches nn enormous dralnago from the upland country to the north. The Standard Cuttle company has always been assured by those with whom It has joined In dralnago projects , that an effort would be made to asslut It In securing , by u ditch to tha west of Its land , some of the protection the ditches on Its land give to other people , and within the last few years this necessity lias become more Inpera- tlvo by the construction of many roads on section lines and other lateral ditches , which greatly faclllated the movement of water and discharged It faster than formally in the direction of the Fremont cut-off. EFFORTS OF THE CATTLE COMPANY. In the spring of 1S93 the cattle company made n largo subscription to assist the county In widening the cut-off ditch to pro vide capacity for these volumes of water , which were discharged on Its land moro rapidly than formerly ; but no sooner was this effected than a great desire developed In different quarters to make moro dralnago that would discharge onto the land of the cattle company. Wo then tried to bring up again the old project of another cut-off ditch to the westr of us , but with thq usual re sult of an Insurmountable obstacle In the shape of a dogged resolution on the part of a few farmers to permit no ditch to bo con structed across their land. The season of 189.1 was entirely free from any excessive rain , and our land being amply provided with lateral ditches we did not suf fer at nil , and produced crops that certainly were not surpassed anywhere in the country , and which have advertised this county both In this country and In Europe as nn agri cultural country of rare excellence. All the tlmo. however , at least 60 per cent of the land IH out of cultivation , and no one would dare to plow It up ; besides which we are exposed to the continual peril of great losses In rainy years. Our own direct losses from this cause have amounted to us much as $40,000 , and our indirect losses have made n total of perhaps nearly double this. The soil of our farm was pronounced last summer by the best of Judges to bo equal to anything else In the world for the culture of Biigar beets ; and the excellence of our crops unquestionably gave a stimulus to the In dustry In the entire state It advertised the county and advertised the state in Europe and America. It Is the habit of many farmers to profess great Incredulity as to the profitableness or stability of the sugar beet industry , and it Is rather the fashion for the agricultural politician to sneer at It It may bo suggested that these Judges are not far-sighted , and they will doubtless see the tlmo when they > vlll forget that they took this view of the question , but at the present day It Is qulto a popular thing for a country politician to tell his constituents that ho "guesses corn will bo grown In this country long after beets have gene out , " nnd It Is an unfortunate fact that a combination of politicians ami constituents as described above does not effectively prqmoto any In dustry save that of politics. However , It would not bo fair to way that the farmers of this country cannot bo Interested In a proposition of thh sort , and If the ditch matter could bo removed from the question of beets there Is doubt no that wo have u most valuable field for the development of the sugar beet Industry at this point. PUBLIC SENTIMENT FAVORS IT. Ill the last two weeks I have been over the entire valley with the suporvlsorH. and I will positively assert that every slnglo ono of them Is In favor of the dralnago of the valley , and believe that a cut-off ditch should bo constructed nt Iho point where wo want It. I would like to repeat that ob- nervation once more , as It would naturally appear strange that a board of supervisors which Is agreed that a certain project of drainage In desirable , and which Is also agreed that such drainage should bo con structed In a certain way and In u certain place , should decline to vote It. It In a fact that the board of supervisors bcllovo In the dralnago and practically agree us to Its lo cation. There nro probably about 11.000 people ple In Dodge county living In the vullpy , and of these 14,000 people I am qulto certain that not less than 13,500 are In favor of our cut-off ditch. The entire town of Fremont and nil that portion of the country are In favor of It , and In fact a largo part of the town of North Bend and Its neighborhood are In favor of It ; nnd I will almost go so far as to assert that oven the very people who object to It bollevo In It as a plan for ditching. Thn cost of the ditch Is something of a difficulty , but not by any means an Insur mountable ono , and the real difficulty Is simply the objection to the pammge of a diagonal ditch across certain farms. Any cut-off between Ames and North Bond must puss through a certain strip of country along the river about two and one-half ml I OH long and a mile and a halt wide , and In this section the land owners are combined and united against the passage of a ditch through any portion , thus blocking the construction of the ditch. That the ditch la desired by a corporation Is raised as a war cry , notwith standing the fact that it Is desired by a very largo number of persons besides. Peti tions wcro signed by 1,200 to 1,500 merchants , professional men , artisans amf laborers of Fremont and North Bend , urging the con struction of the ditch. These petitions liavo been Ignored as much as If they had novel- been written. Another petliJon In favor of the ditch has been signed by a largo number of land owners. The trouble Is that It Is considered to bo good politics to oppose the ditch. At least half the supervisors came from the upland country , and It Is good policy for such to put themselves on record before their constituents as refusing a ditch to any ono on general principles , nnd moro particularly to refuse a ditch to a corpora tion. The ditch would cost , damages In cluded , perhaps $12,000 or $15,000 at the outside , while the growing of beets for a single season would set free over $25,000. To bo sure , the people who paid for the ditch would not got the $25,000 , but It would como back Into the community all the same. Besides this , the construction of the ditch Itself would net free some money , and put It In the hands of laborers who need It. Pub lic opinion In favor of the ditch preponder ates so enormously , numerically speaking , over the opposition to It that it him been con sidered up to the last moment as more than llkoly that the board would pass the meas ure , but unquestionably from the start It has. to a largo part of the board , boon not a drainage proposition at all , but n political ono , and so effective politically that 400 or DOO working people will now fall to got em ployment , nnd a largo acreage of the richest land In the world will remain In the condi tion of a swamp. BENEFIT TO THE COMPANY INDIRECT. It must not bo understood that the land of the Standard Cattle company Is In Itself by any menus In this swampy condition , as we have constructed srt many ditches that wo would never bo In the least ombarnsscd by any water that might fall on a territory several Union larger than that of our farm. Wo suffer only from the water that ( lows onto us from the west , off the 'farms ' ol those who make such a clamor about not getting a ditch. The gain that would bo secured by the onllro community , county and state , other than the Standard Cattle com pany , Is 100 fold what could be secured by the company Itself , and Involves the welfare of thousands of people and the growth of both town and county. It Is In no HOIIBO n selfish project , that Is no more selfish than It Is natural for ono to protect themselves against n danger from without. It Is simple demand from the community for the same kind of protection wo glvo to others , this Is fully appreciated and the company has with it the best wishes of all but a very fow. But It was good politics to refuse tlio ditch. R. M. ALLEN. Old nnd Tired of I.lfo. GRAND ISLAND , Nob. . March 27. ( Spo- clal to The Ilee. ) Mrn. Bertha Hoyor , an aged woman , who lives alone in a small house , was found sick In bed last night after Iho polloo. authorities had pried open n window and gained entrance. A neighbor had re ported that thcrp had boon no signs of Ilfo about thn house for some tlmo. The woman claimed that bolrig tired of Ilfo she attonlpted to commit suicide by eating the sulphur oft two boxes of matches , and taking an addi tional poison , supposed to bo some "corn euro. " The county physician wan sum moned nnd the old lady was removed to the hospital. James Scott and John Clark wore captured last night by Officers Ryan and Smith after the latter had fired several HhotH to bring thorn to u halt. Scott and Clark robbed the residence of Al Ramey and getaway away with n suit of good clothes and an overcoat. They will remain In tlio county jail forty days each. ( lulf & Northern Nurveyorn ut Work. LYONS , Neb. , March 27. ( Special to The Boo. ) The surveyors on the Gulf & Northern load have completed the survey up the Omaha crook to the Indian reservation , Thu survey sottkd on pauses through Lyons , leaving Oakland , eight miles below hero , to the east of the Hiirvey. Mr. Provo was In from the reservation today and sayx thu work will begin on the road just us noon as proper arrangements are mado. Pills that euro nick headache : DoWltt'i Llttlo Early Rlsori.