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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FBI DAY, OCTOBER I. 11)01.
f GARBAGE CASE APPEALED OnaWi 97 Attorney Pruenti ETn Fo.nti of Eiw. STATE'S TROUBLE TO GET STATISTICS UmiKlnn Cnnnt- .Mtinilimiim it t Top n( I.imcc 1. 11 Ilrforc Miin-iiif- Court' rxt Mtlliiit tiiMirrnl cm of NHiritskn. (From a Staff I'orrf sp--ndcnt ) LINCOLN, Oot. 3. (Special. )-0lty Attor ney Council of Omaha ha appealed to the supremo court from th decision of Judj?o Dickinson In tho mutter of the implication of Henry Coombs for a writ of habeas cor pus for ThomnB Coombs and Charles Hoss, who wore arrested ami convicted on the iharge of hauling garbage without havln? o contract with the city. Tho validity of tho garbage ordinance Is Involved In tho litigation. The appeal Is bated on seven assignments of error, which arc as fob lo.vs That the order releasing the men was not mnalned by the evidence; that the order was contrary to law; that tho ordinance ami law warranted a refusal of the writ, that rrror was eommltted by the court In receiving a copy of the McDonald contract, that error was committed In de termining tho McDonald contract unauthor ized and void, In determining tho gnrbagu ord'nance void and In overruling a mo. tlon for a new trial. In a brief filed In the office of the court City Attorney Connell asserts that tht right of a city to grant an exclusive con tract and privilege, which necessarily In cludes the right to deny tho privilege to another, has been fully nettled by tho de cisions of the supreme court of Nebraska, also by the supremo court of Michigan. The opinions cited, Mr. Connell Insists, dis pose, of all contentions that can be made In this case and on the reasoning of these authorities he suys tho lower court should be reversed, KITort to Cirt Acciirntc Stn t IMck, The officers of the State Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics are endeavoring to formulate somo plan by which accurate Btatlstlcs may b gathered In Nebraska. With this purpose In view Deputy Commis sioner Wntaon haB been corresponding with statisticians In various parts of the country and the replies so far received Indlcato that only a few of the states succeed In obtaining a complete registration. The fol lowing discussion of tho subject was ro reived today from Chief Crcssy L. Wilbur of the vital statistics division of Michigan. "You will find In the bulletin recently Issued by the United Slatca census, No. 83, a statement of tho registration states in this country which wore available for tho purpose of tho census year 1&99-1900. These states nro as follows, Including tho District of Columbia, which is properly a city Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont. New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island. New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia and Michigan, These nro all of the states whose mortality statistics were sufUclontly accurate to be included In tho census re port as registration states. "Many other states have endeavored to collect mortality statistics, but In most cases with vory poor success. Some of these are: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky. Tennes see. Illlnbls, Iowa. Wisconsin. Minnesota. California and Washington. There nro two states which have adopted modem systems of registration, but so recently that their resultH could not bo passed upon by the census, to I am not sure whether they can be Included In thP list of registration states or jot. .These are. Colorado and Indiana. Of the latter I am 'culto stire that the accuraev' of the registration Ib very good. I may nay also that tho state of Illinois has ndoptcil a new law by which certificates of death will be required. This law. If effectually administered, may perhaps bring Illinois In the list of registration states, although It has some very serious organic effects. "I hope that In the near future Nebraska may adopt a satisfactory law for the regis tration of vital statistics. Should any such legislation be undertaken, howovcr. It will bo of great Importance to avoid the verv serious mistakes which are very frequently made, Thus, Iowa only a few years ago adopted new registration laws for the col lection of deaths, which any person at all Informed In registration methods could havo said from the start would he utterly worthless In practice, as they have sluco turned out to be. "At a meeting of the American I'ubllc Health association at Buffalo this week I understand that there will be a discussion of a standard form of certificate of death. This Is the root of tho registration subject, ins requirement of a proper certificate of death to be filed with tho loral registrar In advance of Interment." Cull for Supremo Court Slttlnp. The. call for the next sitting of tho su premo court contains o'gbty-two rasrs, The action of the State against the Argo Man ufacturing rompuny, Instituted under the anti-trust law, Is Included In the list, but ai; all evidence of tho defense has not been submitted It will undoubtedly be passed to another session, Tho mandamus case of Connolly against Clerk Havorly of Douglas county. Is assigned for hearing on October IK, the first day of the sitting. Following is the call; I'oters ngalnst Huff, Lancaster; t'rlnu against Weeth. Douglas, Itushton against Dlerks Lumber company, l,ancuitor'. Cir rnntcr Paper company against News Puh llshlng company, Lnnrastor; News Pub lishing company against Tyndale. Lime in ter, Dorwart ngalnst Trover. Saline; Fischer against Krnm. Adams; State Hgalnst Dank of Ogilnlln, Keith; McDowell against Ploneei Savings ami Loan com pany, Nemaha; Poppleton against Moores, Douglas. Outhrle against State, ex rel nib son. Fllltnnro, Hoyd against MulvlhCl. Douglas, Hall against Moore, liuffnlo; Dickson against Hahn, Oage; Worthcti gainst Johnson county. Johnson; Swlg.it t against Omtert. Adams. Porter against Detrlch, Kearney; Flala ngalnst Alnsworth, Fillmore, nilllgnti ngnliiBt Clrnttan, Holt; Hulbert agalnKt I Iiit.it Buffalo; Youngston ngalnst Dond. Kearney; Kasl Omaha Land company ngalnst Olscn, DourIim; Nebr.i ka & It, asportation against Sudborough, Douglas. Dodds against McCnrmlck Har vester Manufacturing company. Oage; Clif ford against Fox, Hnrlan, Ankeny against ltnwhouser, Cedar; Commercial t'nlon As surance company against Shoemaker, Lan caster, llnstwirk against Keller. Buffalo; Spelts ngilnst Ward, Seward; Grainger Uros, ngalnst First National bank. Sutton. Clay, Williams ngnlnst Auten. Saunders; Toy ngalnst Mclluph. Holt, German Na tional bank, lleatrlce. ngnlnst Aultmann. Miller & Co . Oage, Pope ngalnst Kingman A Co.. Gage; I'ordew ngnlnst Tillnvi, Hut ler: Wootworth ngalntt Sater, Custer; Aon cnbach ngalnst Pollock, Inncaster. Onviha Savings bnnk ngalnst Schmidt, Douglas; Wentr against Meyer, Itlehardsou; McCor mirk Harvester .Manufacturing company ngalnst Dunn. Franklin; rnrtsoii against Holm. Saunderft, ColUeld against Parmen ter, Saunders; Gibson against Hnmmni'g, Douglas; Pettlbone ngalnst Fltigc nM, Cass; Smith against Allen, Douglas; Falls City ngatiut Sperry, niclmrdson; Hnsseii , ngnlnst Stoecker. Douglas: Goldsmith Hgalnst Wright. Douglas; Reed nc.Unpt Oriental Exhibition company. Douglas; John 'ignlust Sherman County Irrigation Vac company, Shtrmnii, Muchtnore against Guest, Gage; Nelton ngalnst Heitrlce, Gago; Hargndlne against Krug, Uox Butte; Vnton Central Life Insurance company Hgalnst Baker, Ouster: .Modern Woodmen of Amerlcn against Koznk, Gage; Farmer against vvriton, i.iucMHter; Van Ktten agntnt Flnnnngan. Dnturlas: Mnrt m URiilnfct Western Seed & I, company, Diiug- h jit", i uinpu K ory ngHlnsl Wk tHKIlltlMt Ye IShold. Daw I JVTButler; Wo WY 1a- Mheltiv mnpinii against iaue, nudum; Greg in nsiin-i w.ivin, Lancaster, retllno'us i leiser. vveimter, Hatch ngnlnst Dawes, Uhltwell ngaln-t Johnsm, : Woodwoith MCHlrmt ll.ll.v n,, las: Shelby ngalnst O'Pnnnnr. n,, ,,.! Vnlon Stock "iards National bank ngalnst flhipbell. Douglas; Clark against Co fix fntv, Colfax; Darnell against Mack, But Iwj Torttr ugalnst Trompen, Lancaster! Sanders against Dewc-, Utn' aster liar greavs agaltiRt Tennis Uin ister, Schmuck Htvil'itt Hill Oage. Woodward against C'uMit, Dawes, l'etersuii against Peterson, Dlr.on; liiadron. ex rel Sm.h. ngalnst Argu Manufacturing company. 'iu warranto; Dodge county ngnlnst Acorn. Dodge, Kerr ngnlnst State, Phelps: Marsh ngalnst Sta e, ex rel North. LancaHcr; bdney ngalnst Haum, 1. incus ter; State, ex ri Connolly, ngalnst Hnverly, man damus. Coiiiitocli Stnle HniiU. Secretary Hoyse of the State Banking board has issued a charter to the Comstock State bank of Comstock, Custer county'. The capital stock of the Institution lll be Jt.COO. Lust ItncliiK Mntlnrr. The Lincoln Ocntlemcn's Roadster club will hold Its laat racing matinee of the sea son two weeks from today. About 1200 re mains in the treasury and It will bs used for prizes to be awarded at tho races. Lincoln ( Imrltj (irunnl.ntloii, Tho Lincoln Charity Organization society 111 hold Its annual meeting next Monday even,li,g In the First Congregatlonnl church. Hrports covering the work of the pan year v ilf be received and new ofll'.'ers will be I'lcclod, I'or i-IIIiik l.liinr. John McCnffcy of ilee was bound over to tho federal court today by Commissioner Mnrlcy, to be tried (or selling liquor with out a license. II waived preliminary ex amination. Commit, ( orpsp to Collre, Carl Hahnau of Stanton has authorized Undertaker lleaton to deliver thi remains oi his son, Albert Hahnau, to the Cotner Medical college. The dead man was a con vict In the pcnlntentlary. He died of Uphold foer a few days ago and his father refused to pay the expenses of a funeral. He was convicted of burslnry. ComnitiMlnnt' llrlile. Commandant Frank D. Eager of the Uni versity of Nebrnska cadet battalion, left to day for Western, Neb., where ho will bo married to Miss Bertha Donzclla Sawyer. The bride Is a graduate of Doane college and tho groom of the Slate university. McKliili-y Memorial CIiIiiich. Subscriptions to the McKlnlev memorial chime fund now amount to $400. of which JI'OO Is subscribed by D. E. Thompson. Tho committee anticipates no difficulty In rais ing tho nccvfcsnry $5,000. MRS. H. E. WOOD PRESIDENT .i:hrnnUn Conurcnn t limnl Million Workers Hlcct Omiitin Woman ns Lender, FREMONT, Neb., Oct. 3. (Special.) Tho fourteenth annual meeting of tho Nebraska Women's Home Missionary union of the Congregational church and tho twenty eighth nnnunl meeting of the Women's Board of Missions for the Interior aro bo lug hold at the Congregational church this week. The first meeting was held Tuesday night. Rev. W. M. Buss conducted tho opening exercises, which consisted of a scripture lesson and a prayer. Mrs. Lydla I. Wellraan, who spent three years In mis sion work, spoke of the advancement of those who enmo In contact with tho mis sion along educational and Industrial lines. At tho Besslon yesterday morning Mrs. C. O. Plllsbury of tho locnl society gave an ad dress of welcomo and n responso vas made by Mrs. Wnlnwrlghl of Blair. Reports of the different associations and of the officers were submitted and referred. These officers wore chosen: President, Mrs. H. E. Wood, Omaha; vlco presidents, Mrs. A. E. Dean of Nellgh. Mrs. J. O. Hnlnes of Omaha, Mrs. Helen Reed of Weeping Water; corresponding secretary, Mrs. W. A. Hlgglns, Omaha; recording sec retary, Mrs. W. S. Scldon, Omaha; treas urer, Mrs. Oracc Buffet, Omaha; secretary of young people s work, Miss Bessie Shel don, Coiumbus. Tho exercises this afternoon opened with devotional services conducted by Mrs. L. S. Hand ot Arlington, followed by addresses by Mrs. Lydla I. Wellman, Miss Mildred Vance, Miss Nellie Arnott nnd Mrs. Netta Douglass. Tho progrotn for the next two days will be devoted to the subject of Home Missions. INSANE OVER BABY'S DEATH Mother Who Decline tn Cnll Doctor Earl' tJorn Crnr.y from Grief. ORCHARD, Neb.. Oct. 3 (Special.) A child dead, tho mother Infane and an at tempted suicide In the home of Frank Kendall of Ewlng Is the result of not call Ing a doctor In time to save the baby's life. Several weeks ago tho 1-yettr-old baby was taken seriously 111. Tho parents refused at first to employ a physician. Finally, when the child became worse, a doctor was called, but It was too late and the Utile one died. The mother soon became Insane as a result During a violent wind nnd rain storm Mrs. Kendall left home late at night nnd walked ten miles to Orchard and took the morning train east. Her absence was, not discovered until morning, when rela tives went In pursuit. Mrs. Kendall left the train nt Randolph, where sho was de tained by the marshal. While returning homo on the train sh went Into the closot and swallowed a bot tle of morphine. Her art was not discov ered until she had been unconscious some time. A physician worked with tho woman all night and saved bur life. FAILS TO INDICT" BURNHAM Grnnil Jnry nt Ilentrlce After Ksninln- Inc Mirny WltneiMra 1)1 clmrKcs Mini. BEATRICE, Neb., Oct. 3. (Special Tele gram.) Largo numbers of Wvmoro citizens wrre here today In the Burnham case from Wymoro. During August, 1000. J. M. Burn hnm of Wymoro nnd his father had nn altercation which resulted In tho fatal shooting of tho senior Burnham. The coroner's Jury at the time exonerated Burn ham by finding that he killed his father In self-defense. After examining a numbsr of witnesses today, tho grand Jury failed to find nn Indictment. County Attornoy Sackctt today received by express the records of the grand Jury, which were sent to him by Jasper Byris. the absconding secretary, from Council Bluffs. la. AcciiNe n llitalinnrt. DAVID CITY. Neb., Oct. 3. (Speclal.) Frnnk Machurok was nrralgned In county court today on a complaint mnde by Rosa Cerncy charging him with being the father bf her 1-year-old child. Ho was held to the next term of district court under bond of $500. Miss Ccrriey is 16 years old and lives on a farm. Machurok Is married and run, a meat market in thl city. MortKiinoH In Cnan, PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. Oct. 3. (Special.) The farm mortgage record for September In Cass county shows: Filed, $27,600; re leased. $21,215, ItefiiHr to .In I ii Plow Triixt. ST. JOSEPH. Oct. 3,--(Special Telegram.) The St. Joseph Plow company hays It will tight tin- Plow trutt. which was or ganized In Chcugo yesterday and which Is capitalized t $ld0,0i,frt. The nltlrers of the comiuuy here s.iy they have b e urged to Join tho trust and that today they sent their final refusal, MOLINE. III.. Oct 2.-(8peclnl Telegram.) --The Mollne Plow company refuses to loin tho blr comblnn and this action mav h.illr 1 tho formation of the trust. FOR INTERSTATE AMENDMENT National Grain Dealt n Aik Ccmgrcn for Comrmro al Legiilition. CONDEMN THE PRODUCE BUCKET SHOPS Action AkiiIum Sulphur In DoctorliiK Cerenln In Dropped in tin-Inlcri-Mt of l!nr moil) , (From n Stnff Correspondents DES MOINES, Oct. 3. (Sptclnl.)-The sixth nnnunl meeting of the National Grain Dealers' association closed here this even ing, and It was reported by all Interested to be the most satisfactory and eu?cesaful ever held. The association wit be, If pres ent plans aro carried out, virtually reor ganized before another year nnd placed on more of a business basis nnd as a national association. The membership is now so large that It can begin to hnve some In fluence In national affairs ns related to the transportation and shipping questions. The grain Inspectors have orgmlzed with a view to securing absolute uniformity In grain Inspection and grading, and congress will be naked on behalf of the grain dealers to revise the Interstate commerce law with a view to better transportation matters. The convention adjourned after re-electing Its old officers, recommending Mem phis as the scat of the next convention and ndcptlng resolutions mcmcrlnllz ng congrcsj to nmend tho Interstate commerce law; condemning bucket shops; recommending the organization of the government crop scrvlco nnd Its co-operation with the Na tional Hay Dealers' association; urging tho Kansati City exchange to repeal Its rule forbidding nfflllatlon within any other organization, and Inviting It to aflMlatc with the National. OIHccrn tMcctetl. Benjamin A. Lockwood ot Des Moines was elected presld nt. Among the directors chosen are the following: Arthur A. Saw yers, Chicago; J. A. King, Nevada, la; D. Hunter, Hamburg, la.; L. Cortolyou, Mus cotah, Kan.; J. Cnrden of Iowa: J. P. Hampsen, Sheridan, Tex., and Thomas Cos tello. Morrn. 111. Other ofneers elected were: First vlco president, T. P. Baxter of Taylorvlllo. III.; second vice president, II. S. Grimes, Ports mouth. O.; secretary, G. A. Stlbblns. Red Oak, la. A fight In the convention nnd a posslblo split In tho association were averted by the refusal of the committee on resolu tion', to Incorporate Into :t) report a res olution prepared by a committee from the Chicago Board of Trado condemning the use of sulphur In doctoring grain. This resolution met such severe opposition from so many of the dealers, both from Chi cago and elsewhere, that a compromlso was effected by the adoption of the bucket ehop resolution. Adopt-. Arbitration Scheme. Tho convention adopted In full the ar bitration scheme reported by the arbitra tion committee. It also adopted a new sot of trado rules, requiring purchasers to mall confirmation of card or wire bids; defining "Immediate," "quick" and "prompt" ship ment; requiring purchasers to wire billing Instructions for prompt shipments; requir ing the seller to notify the purchaser on tha last day before the expiration of the time specified If he will be unnble to fill the sale; making the seller liable to de murrage 'charges; requiring sellers to de liver grain fully up to sample; requiring sellers to load In accordance with the rules of originating roads, the sender to pay all telegrams; surplus shipments to bo handled according to rules of markets to which shipped; no grain sold on regular market terms to bo forwarded by the pur chaser to interior points without the con sent of tho seller, and requiring shippers to mall detailed Invoice of every shipment. .tKHln. Bucket .Shop. Tho following resolutions were passed on the question of bucket shops and kindred dovlccs' Wtiereas, Tho so-called dealing In bucket shops has become tho national mode of gambling and consists of merely betting on tho lluetuntlons of tho market prices of commodities nnd securities bought nnd sold on the commerclul nnd llnnnclal ex changes of the country; nnd, Whereas, This form of gambling Is n serloiiH detriment to tho grnln trade nnd a constant menace to vnlues, thereby work ing n great Injustice and Injury to pro ducers throughout the land as well ns tending to promote a low state of public morals; therefore, be It Resolved. That the Grain Dealers' Na tional association In convention assembled respectrully nut urgently petition the con gress of the United Stale"; to so nmend paragraph ,'t of schedule A of the United States war revenue act by Increuslnc tho ratio of tnxntluii on this Illegal and pernicious truftV carried on In bucket shops na tn render tho Fame un profitable; nnd that whenever tho war revenue net shall be repealed tho said ec tlon be permanently Incorporated In the United States excise laws. Resolved, Thnt a copy of this resolution be forwurded to rncb of the houses of con gress nnd to each senntor and congress man from the several stntes represented In the membership of the Grain Dealers' National association. Growth of Rlerittor Itimlncnii. Frank H. Peavey of Minneapolis, In dis cussing the elevator business, said; I will give you briefly my innervations and experiences, covering a period of thirty vuiirts iivii uuu in in mm i ii'i'itii euurifii In a feed store with less than n carload of assorted grain and today this same firm, wnirn nns never cnungeu uh name, con trols nnd prnctlcnlly owns elevntors scat tered throughoit tho country of nn aggre gate stoingu capacity of SO.(k,0iDO hushels. l urst cnance 10 iiuiik now wheat was handled in Sioux City. In.. In 1SG7 that section which now boasts of Its magnifi cent corn crop and hns Its corn palaces was supposed to be beyond tho corn belt at the time I mention. In those days the aggregate wneai receipts were small, al though the entlro country to the west was trlbutnr. Fnrmers delivered the grain In acks and the grain merchant used his back to convey the wheat tn one corner of tho warehouse; later It wns rrsacked and carted to n Missouri river steamboat nnd shlppeil to umnna, the then nenrest railroad point. With the advent of the railroad came partitioned warehouses, nnd those among you old In the tuslncss will recall how we fought for hill or knoll locations high enmnrh tu snout our cars withojt rchnncl. ling. Lntcr came the balloon elevator driven by one blind horse, with a fanning mill In tho basement. Some of you will remember alternating between the mill nnd the horse, using the same stick for both. What nro now known aw line elevntor companies had their origin In the early seventies, and one of the first was located on tho Dnkoln Southern railroad from Sioux City to Yankton, u distance of slxtv rive miles (one of tho HrBt roods to Invnde Dakota) now known as a branch of the I'hlciiRO, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. The most phenomenal growth of tho grain business has occurred in tho north west, with Minneapolis nut! Duluth ns ter minals. When we commenced doing busi ness through Duluth tho elevator capacity of that city wns 3.W,ouO birhels; toouy it has n capacity of 32.cno.CifO bushels, Min neapolis In lssn had an elevator capacity of l,000,0i bushels; In 1901 Its elevator ca pacity Is 33.OH0.O0O bushels. Diverging n little It may Interest you to note the Immense growth of the grain option of speculative business In the north west. Citing Minneapolis nlone. tho (rHt pit wns put In on tho Hour about lourteeu years ago; afterward It wos taken out on account of no business, a couple of jenrs later It was again tried and succeeded, and s.nco that time has grown to very large proportions. Last year the trades aver aged nearly S,t.(V) bushels per day of wheat nlone. The Inrgest trade of' any ono day was 2l.ii0,00n bushels of wheat dizzy tlgures and practically the growth ot ton jears. Ill the old times wo have paid 20 cents per b.ishel freight chargra on wheat from uulutli to liuffnlo; todny we regard a 2. cent rate excessive, nnd have shipped wheat for three-fourths of n cent. In 1&S5 the all-rail rnte from Fargo to the seaboard on whrnt was 39 cents ier bushel and this tall the rnte has been 21 cents ner bushel. In other words, the nrmlnenr I at Fareo can ship hU train to the sea board and sell It for Is cenls less than he did In I.'vj and still realize as tmi.il men. tiiitlierlnu Crop Mntlstlcx, A notablr paper was that by II. S. Grituc3 of Ohio, on gathering crop statistics, in which he said. Of all the department!) in iishlns'on controlled ny tn.s gooii itnu glorious n J eriiincnt the Agricultural ilep.ii unetit should be the one oi nil olliels mat snotilti m lureilliiy lOOKed utter. Why: liei.ui e It tjnts la uli i in: inuustrltd of the I muu amies. iy attention was first called to do Iniuiness or the Agricultural iiepartni. lit Hi their methous b ut-ltitf cuniieiieil wi.b Ule Ulllo ni.ite Hoard or Agi'li u.iurv 1 luoK tut- mallei' up with Statistician nynv una in tepiy to my utter resuming -h-matter .Mr. ltyde hlnlseit acKnoWiivlge.i that the system was one thai tenia -c utigely Impruwu upon nnd wo not tu cuuite, but that with tut appropriations that wen- mailt: tor tins spici.il iRpar. -rnent time cjuid be no dliu-rcnt method uuoptcii by him. Now, how about the parties that were appointed uy the stulo buara to get their knowledge.' 'nicy got Ii. Ocnticlnen, I can tell posltlxeiy, lis I mysiir have be'li one or tno local reportuis, tney get It y kucssiiik nt it ami tiny guess in u grcn, many instances to p. ease themselves, as ii general thing the lcputls in ihc statu bo.iul me by rcpottcrs in t lie country and In some instances persons who ncvt travtl three mhos wny from homo one u year, if their eropu are mm nnd tney have no grain to scil or other piodiii.s tuej may report them good. If tneli clops ale goon and they have u grnnaiy tun of gram tney HiIuk that by maKlug u nport mat thu cropa are bad that It will actually Influence the mnrket. We can place no reliance whatever to day on the icport given on tho condition ot the cum crop. Wo are ut ten when we get the reports and we are on too. t'Ceaii, 1 might say, when we no not get, them. My plan Is to ndopt n system employ ing statisticians to cover every county in tin) I nltnl Htatcs that requires their at tention, so that wo can get reports n.m will be accurate In every lespecl us ofien ns two weeKs. White tho undertnklni; seems stupendous It would be compara tively nothing to tho government m a lluanclnl way. .Millions of dollars ure spent by the government that every man within my hearing Is familiar with to a certain extent that but a limited nuinner of the population of the United States de rive nny benefit whatever from. Hut iho expenditure of this money would be for the bcnellt of the entire community. llcfeiuU Wenther Bureau. John R. Sage of the Iowa weather bureau defended thut branch of the government bcrvlco, saying: Within limited areas of our broad domain there have been drouths und relative short age of crops In nearly every season. It Is this constunt swinging of nature's pendu lum from excess to ilenclcncy of bent .ind moisture that causes anxiety from the tlmo of planting till the crops aro safely gui ncred, A hnrd blow nt the corn belt strikes below the belt. For It Is hero the sur plus must bo produced for shipment to re gions of scant production and general fail ure of the staple cropi In this vast pio duclng nren would reduce millions of peo ple to short rutlons. During the period of extreme ht.it und aridity lust July, when the hot winds weio killing tho tns.-els tti the cornfields and strong blasts of hot nlr were nweeplng through tho corn pit 1 1 Chicago, thete was somo real occasion for the panic that caused many people to Ion: their heads. But the outcome, us In the experience of former seasons, proves that the scare was greater than the aclli il calamity. When we have llnlshcd tak.ng account of stock wo shall llnd a mighty big quantity of cereals and forage on nand for the approaching winter, though for the whole country the output of merchantable corn Is probably 6UO,0,K).UM bushels below the average of our best seasons. IIciihoiik for Spots lii Corn Hell. The newspapers and grain dealers ttll us the corn crop this year Is good only 111 spots nnd narrow belts. ThW Is true nnd tho reason is found In the fact that the showers fell In spots and belts In tho critical period of growth. And the close observer of the facts nnd lecords us to the rainfall during the season was best pre pared to make nn estimate its to the final yield. Throughout this corn nnd wheat belt the really competent crop exports are tho men who have mnde the most thorough and comprehensive study of climatic condi tions as well ns crop statistics. It follows, then, thnt Improvements In the crop re- Cortlng system may be made only through ringing It Into closer connection with the weather bureau and by enlarging the seupu of the bureau's work In Its climate and crop division. My experience In this lino of work hns deepened the conviction that the wenther service and crop reporting service nuturally and logically should to conjoined. For the benefit of producers, dealers and consumers there Is need of Improvement In this line, especially In the wny of obtain ing morn full data ns to rainfall In tho critical months of the crop season. Insofar as may be practicable, all our township crop reporters should be provided with rain gnuses and in times of special sties nnd anxiety wo should have dullv reports by telephone from every county wherein showers have fallen. In other words, tho corn nnd wheat region reports should b greatly enlarged In scope whenever the conditions arc deemed critical enough to warrant tho extra expense. There Is posi tive need of fuller and more complete rainfall data. Closer To ii eh . rer usury. In various states, as In Ion-n. Ohio nrd Michigan, the township nssessors make nnnunl or blennlnl returns of crop acreages. It appears to me that the chief stntls- tlr,l.1l, l-.1,.1rl .1., ...ll 1 ... ..i.t , wuiii ,1,, i-n ii, leee-fi in uiuse-r touch with the stnto officials In thl line. iu me eon nun ins acreage ugures may no up-to-date. While there is some menstire rtt utal.(lll- I,. Mm n rtrn.t .... .......... I . yet we know It Is Impossible to keep trck ... ittv mi,- in. nunc iiuiii j i:u ill je'llr Wllll- out a systematic canvass after the mnn- ni ,i n I ei I t ii?. In lown we have had just cause of com plaint against tho statistician ut Washing ton, especially In regard to the ncreage of the corn crop. Ten years ago the gov- Mrmrtent ernrlll.l ll.la o.n... ...l.u n .--... imo acres that were never planted and In uli-hi jeinn our acreage nas been re duced more than fiOO.OQO acres below tho nrea planted, as shown by the township assessors. This discrepancy In figures might he remedied by getting together n little more closely. C. A. Stlbblns of Red, Oak. la., was elected secretary tonight, after former Sec rotary Charles S, Clarko had been re-olected and declined on account of private business Interests. A banquet wns served to tho members of the convention by the Cereal club of this citv. FAILS TO COMMIT SUICIDE Olil Velernn nt Fremont Trlen to HniiK lllinsrlf, hut the nope Ilrrnka. FREMONT. Neb., Oct. 3. (Special.) William Kthcrton, a veteran of the civil war. attempted suicide by hanging In his barn at 830 West Ninth street Tuesday evening, hut the rope was not strong enough and ho fell to the tloor. He was considerably bruised, but not seriously In jured. The old man had Double during tho day with n son and last night It was renewed, all tho members of the family except his wife being diunk. They all sided ugalnst tho old man and ho de termined to kill himself and would hive succeeded If the rope had been strong enough. POSTMASTER ESCAPES ARREST T. II. Ilenlry of Mllforil Confronted with Wnrrnnt for Wnrtline llnnlnK. KENOSHA. Wis., Oct. 3. (Special Tele gram.) T. H. Healey, postmaster of Mil ford, Nob., who returned to his old home today, was threatened with arrest by James Stebblns, a former sheriff, on a warrant Issued forty years ago. Tho warrant, how eer. lc outlawed. Healey. who was at tending a cavalry reunion tn ISfil. while a soldier, helped to duck a man who favored the confederacy. Tho story was ono of the most Interesting In tho war history of Kenosha. Healey and a committee not onlv put their victim Into the river, but also rode him bnckward on a mulo. Mrs. T Drlddlcman of ParhhnUville, Mirh., was troubled with salt rheum for thirteen years and had tried a number of doctors without relief. After two applica tions of nanner Salve her hands became better and In a short time she was entirely cured. Beware ot substitutes Hay's Hair-Health TEST TS WONDERFUL To prntt whit thl (treat lUIr itcautlfler will da for ou, fi-ry reader of this paper who hai not tried It and Is troulilcd with dandruff or with the appearance ot gray or fcJtd hair or bald spots i may hae bymnll a sawrle bottle AB.0l.LTi:LY PKtii:. iSee tree bottle otter.' IT WILL KEEP YOU HAY'S LOOKING YOUNG. H. II. Il.hnbtcn i Me-..nr to thou inch who have b?o-ne Rtiy or l-.M lily's Malr-llealth is a lieiltl.Iul hair food, restorinc youthful color and beauty to grayaniltaticd hair. Kemoies and prevents dandfLtf and slops fallinc and breaking of th: hair. It Is not a dye, and positively n.M not discolor the scalp, binds or cljt'.ing. and Its ue cannot be detected by your best Ir.end Prevents hair fa.ltnc aflersea bath Ins or much rersplratlon, One Oottlo Doss it. LARUE Free Soap Offer Cut out and ilcn this coupon In five das. take it to any of the folic Cut out and sign this coupon In five ds, take it to any of the folio in lirueci'ts anil ihey t! cive von a V.A..I a! IU' II.I..II..II1, , .l-.n! II.Ih. eibll..,..l ll.. I..., il... large bottle of lias's Hair-Health and .1 age. cake of llarflna Medicated 5oap, the bejt soap for lia r. S. alp, Completion. Il ,ih and Tele., b .th for Hlty centv tefuiar itl. r. jjc. Redeemed b leadme druu- glsti everywhere atthelr shops only, or by thePhllo Hay Specialties Co.. an Ulaeii'st . NeiZik. N J either with or without soap, by express, r fMi,'. In toaln sealed packace, on receipt ol to cents and this . e'iit,on ftllADAMTCC Any person purthaslnj a bottle of Hay's Hsir. UUHnfliliCC It'alih anvwherr in the t. S who has not hern benehted, may have his money hack bv willing the I'nlio II y SrKCI.SL- i Is what votl tlceil for VOIir hair, bllV a I ... tirs Co , jt I afayette St , Nen.rk, N J ...... ., .,. ' reKtilar.vi rent bottle nt lcnilme; tlrt'iR- f Aiittt Kfmt tuitftutu. iui.n,iriVii.iir.M;tl, ' " stores, ami i:ct n cent cihe of E Followlne Drugjlats supply Hay's Halr-llealth and Harllna Soap In their shops only: SZsQJ tlarilna Soup PRIiti'as per offer. OM.UIA-Mintt.MAN .t MrroNAKl.t.. intli nnd IIoiIrp; SCHArKIt'S DUUO STORE, tilth and Chicago. COt'M;il. ni.tTrVS-MOKOAN, 142 Ilroad way; De HAVEN, 332 Central Hrondway, HHOWN. B27 Main; WHELKY. 116 llrotd-way farmers' Natial Conj:r58 Will Urge Claius Upon Coigresi. WESTLRN LANDS ENTITLED TO AID .Niillnnnl Itcsoii rcc tin- Proper mill tllil.S' .tlciiiiN for At-t'OiiipllnlilliK 'I'liU (Iri-ut (loiiil to Whole Coiiiitr) . SIOUX FALLS, S. D-. Oct. 3. At today's se-.biuu in mo i-urniers .miiiouui e uurcss, j Dr. J. W. Heston of tho South Dakota Aj rlculturnl coIIck'. In a paper on "Farmers' Opportunities," discussed the necessity ot government aid for the reclamation of the arid lauds of tho webt. 11c declared that private enterprise had already iiacompllshcd all that was possible to be done, und noth ing further could bo expected until the son oral government came to aid. Ho said that tho general government had received J5UO.uOO.000 from tlio salu of west ern lauds since 1875 anil thought It not tin reasonable to ask that .1115,000,000 a year bi expended for ton years In tho reclamation of lands capable of supporting n population etiuiil to tha present population of the United States. Ilo declared that the states could not dtnl with thu pioblcm and that nothing could be done until tho general government mado an appropriation, nnd ho urged the Farmers' congress to press tho (matter to the attention of congrews. The discussion developed thu probability that n resolution would bp adopted tomor row In favor of national legislation to aid the irrigation of arid lands of tho west. At the afternoon sestlon I'rof. H. W. Campbell of Kansus delivered an address on "Soil Culture In the Seinl-Arld West." Hon. John H. Ilrown of Indiana discussed "An cient American Forests." At tonight's session "The American Girl nnd the Homo" was ably presented by Miss llcrtha Dahl of Laws, Minn. Hon. M. F l.reely of South Dakota delivered a care fully prepared address on "Farm Home and Life." Month Dakota liii-oriiorntlonn, PIKItlti:, K. D.. Oct. 3.-(SpeclaI.) These articles of Incorporation have been filed; Standard Motor 'Vehicle company at I'lerro, with n capital uf J.'rt'O.Otnj; Incorporat ore. It. at. Wiles, J. C. Kdgccombc, T. F. rctoK Carter Itusscll company nt Pierre, with n capital of Sluo.ooo; Incorporators!, Ira II. Carter, Knicst N. Oilman, Howard N. Kim ball. I Ii. Kslee. T. P. Kstci. Silver (juein Alining company at Dead wood, with u capital of JlJM.OOO; Incor porators. Sheridan .McC.rntney, John S. Dodd and Samuel S. Hurtun. Congress Oil company at Sioux Falls, with n capll.il of $1.ihj,iXI; Incorporators, William H. Welch, J. II. Carter, D. K. Hallcy. Du Hand Copper company nt Ilrooklng.'. with u capital of Jl.&nu.Oio; Incorporators, L. O. Cooke, C.corgi; C. Colllar, P. c. Murphy. Winifred Camp, No. 2713. Modern Wood men of America, at Winifred; trustees, K. S. Itobson, J. W. Chapln, J. F. Bcthall. Terry Hose company ut Terry; trustees, Nels Drown, W. J. Spuckman, William Stewart. Swedish Hethesiln church at Hlack Hawk; trustees, Peter Oleson, John M. Wnllon, Joseph Johnson. Federnl Mining and Smelting company nt Ttapld City, with a capitis! of ilMiOMW: In corporators, Wllllnm T. Cond, C. S. Car rier, Joseph Barker. llonit-NtcntlN Are In Ilcniilliil. CHAMBERLAIN, S. D.. Oct. 3. (Special.) The report of business transacted by the locnl United States land office during the. quarter ending October 1 Is tho most favor able In many years. Tho report of original homestead entries shows n decided Increase over tho record of the preceding quarter, which Indlcntes thnt the heavy Influx of new settlers which set In a year ago Is still Increasing. This Is the detailed state, ment: Original homestead filings, 21S, cov ering 29,100 acres; final homestead proofs, 13!), ncqulrlng title to 21,03.1 acres; slxty ctght commuted homestead proofs, perfect Ins tltlo to 10,020 acres; six final timber culture proofs, covering 050 acres; making n grand total of 431 entries, either original or perfected, representing 61,103 acres, handled for tho quarter. Shoulder Mm t tcreil by "shot. HUrtON, S. D.. Oct, 3. (Special.) Dell Coursoy, 19 years of age, living near Virgil, was badly wounded by the accidental dis charge of a gun Monday evening. He was riding In n hayrack with a shotgun In thu bottom of tho rack. The Jolting of tho wagon caused the gun to fall between tho planks In tho bottom of the rack. Coursey stooped to catch the gun ns It fell, when It was discharged, tho entlro load of shot taking effect In young Coursey's left shoul der. A lnrge part of the bone was shot awny. The physicians fear ho will not re cover. Perry Una n Hooiii. LEAD. S. D., Oct. 3. (Special.) The min ing town of Perry, or Wibaux, as It has been renamed by the Burlington company, 1r having a boom. It Is to havn twelve new store buildings, a hotel and a new depot. It will probably become one of tho most Im portant mining towns In the Black Hills. Tho boom wns caused by the starting n r ot tho old I'nelo Sam mine, which hns ono of tho largest and richest veins of ore In the Black Hills. Tho rapacity of tho stamp mill Is being enlarged. The town of Wi baux Is on tho Black Hills & Fort Pierre road. Hlu Shipment!, of Cnttle, BAPID CITY. S. D., Oct. 3. (Special. I Cattle shipments arc heavy nIL over tho Black Hills ranges. The slock Is In ex cellent condition, having profiled by recent shipments. Tho ranges were In such good condition In September that many rnttio outfits held their consignments until the last moment. Thu grass Is practically HAIR RESTORATIVE POWERS HAIR.MUAL.TII EVERY BOTTLE WARRANTED VMi.hlulc3.of and l.fe It a.ls on the i.ots, shine lhem the required nour. I -sliment ami rosilnely pi iduces lu, ur ant Ihivk hair on bam heails the teennny nt hundreds u.mi: it Hay's llalr-llfalthlsadaintydrc". .c and a neeestaty an-un i t every tstiei. and unUe ether preparation, eterts ahettthful action on the toots rf the hair, camlns the hair to regain Us orirtnal color, whether blacl, brown or olden At Leading Druggists. SOc. II0TTLU5 Good for 2 Bo GaUo ttHHtinn Uifm 011 fl ST. LOUIS 0II.UU AND RETURN October 0 to 11. lsCtui'ii limit October M. For the full festivities. , Leave Burlington Station, Omaha. .1:10 p. tn. Arrive St. Louis 7 : Li) a. in. no later. Tliro' .bulVet sleeper and chair car. Ticket Office, Burlington Station, 1502 Farnain St., Tel. 250. 10th and Mason Ms. I ol. 128. P. S. Have .von iheard about the Hurlingtoifs low rates to Ohio and Indiana on October 7? cured, there having been n number of frosts recently. Cattlemen nre expecting a mild winter. Five to fifteen trntnlonds of cattle go north through here every day. 1,1s r llonris with llrokf-n .NccU. ABERDBEN, S. D., Oct. 3. (Special.) A post mortem examination of tho body of Owen Shcvlln who died from the effects of a fall from a wagon, showed that his neck was broken. Tho vertehrao were separated far enough to allow the insertion of n man's finger. In this condition ho was helped Into a wagon nnd taken scvernl miles In tho country, where ho worked. Ho wns conscious and asked to bo taken home the next morning, but expired on the way. Vol. ii in AmIin ('limine of Venue. BELLE FOUHCHE, S. D.. Oct. 3. (Spe cial.) A change of venuo has been asked for by the attorneys for Wllllnm Yokum of this city, who is to be tried again thhi month for the murder of a saloon man ilvn vr.irn aco. He was sentenced to life Imprisonment In the state penitentiary, but was given n now trial. It Is stated by hli attorneys that he cannot bo given a fair Jury trial hero, owing to the feeling ngnlnst , him. J (Jot Hoiiilr to llooolvo llnltorinnKors. j HURON, S. D., Oct. 3. (Special.) The dates for the annual meeting of the South Dakota Dairy and ButtermnKors nBsorin tlnn In this city aro December 3, 4 and P. The local committee Is busy perfecting nr lnngements and tho program committee, promises to have Its work dono early. n.xniit vt-' cai'skd nv a ckiim. A Now lllacosory Unit Kill" iho Oorin nml 1'rcvontH llnlilncNs. r-retty nearly all tho hair preparations for dandruff have some merit In allaying Itching of tho scalp nnd In being fairly good dressing for tho hair, but there Is only ono thnt recognizes what causes dandruff, fn.ll Ing hair and baldness nnd that destroys that cause, a little germ and that Is New bro's Hcrplcldc. This germ cats Its way Into tho scalp, down to tho hair root, where it saps that vitality, causing dandruff ns ll digs up the scalp Into whlto scnlcs. Unless It Is destroyed there's no permanent stop, ping of falling lmlr and cure of dandruff and baldness. Nowhrn's Herplclde kills tho germ. "Deotroy the cause, you removo tho effect." Vnlller-Mclloyiiolil. ASHLAND, Neb.. Oct. 3. (Special.) Clarenco K, Valllor of South Omaha nnd Miss Nella MrBoynolds wero married nt tho homo of the bride's parents In this city Inst night by liev. Clement A. Huyck. They left for their now home, 2207 N Btreet. South Omaha, this afternoon. HOW TO FIND OUT. Fill a bottle or common glass with your water nnd lot U stand twenty-four hours; a sediment nr settling Indicates nn un healthy condition of the kidneys; If It stains the linen It Is evidence of kidney trouble; too frequent deslro to pass It, or pain In the back Is also convincing proof that tho kidneys and bladder aro out of order. WHAT TO HO. There Is comfort in tho knowledge so often expresbed that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Hoot, Iho great kidney and blndder rem edy, fulfills every wish In curing rhouma tlsm, pnln In tho back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of tho urinary passage. It corrects Inability to hold wator nnd scalding pain In passing It, or bad effects following nro of liquor, wino or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to go often during the day, and to got up many times during the night. Tho mild nnd tho ex traordinary effect of Swamp-Hoot Is soon rcalUed. It stands tho highest for Its wonderful cures of the most distressing cases. If you need a mcdlclno you should havo the bfst. Sold by druggists In fifty cent and ono-dollar sizes. Vou may havo a samplo bottln of Swamp- I Hoot and a book that tolls more about It. j both sent absolutely free by mall. Address ! Dr. Kilmer & Co., Blnghamton, N. V When writing mention that you rend this generous offer In Thu Omaha Morning Bee, j FRF ST Hay's HairEi?eal(h the Rteat hair stint ,i!atit, .j -o rcnurV: abiy satlsf.ubirv th.it ji arrangement has been nunc Vv which all reaitets of th s paper who have not already tried , 11 nM ,me A Boffio FUEE , ,v ma". ; ,0,'k ,hV ,C,,H u'v u' h.ie beautiful hair aiul eoni, !e xlon, contains testimonials oi tn.niy ot the thous.nuls who have reg.utlri! 1 bc.llltv ami x.intblul appearance In usltu; llay'5 llillr-tlctiltll .iinl llnrflnh Sunp. Cut out this spcual oiler and 1 enclose it with Volir ! Namc .... , nnd Address. i. iil.li., lint- i .rn. C1...1 Newark, N l". with five cents (stamps ... . ' . I nr ridil tn ...... tt ..... nml ivi- will "I-,, ,rLV ,, ,rV.. . I, ,.M 1 crn, '.'"', 'J V,1'1', J, "Ts;,'?i V Ii i .-Lm 11 ,a ....... l,ruKs'; tnn- , not supply Illtlr-tlCllltll free. If Vou are satiffieel that He r-'.Ica t I INSURANCE. THE FIDELITY MUTUAL LiFE Insurance Co. of Plillailclpliln . issues u II forms uf 111 o und endowment policies, Hie rutcs ure low. After tho in surance hns been In lotco n il.ed number, of years, the money you paid to tho com pany for your Insurance Is returned to yui In CASH. ii. r. miisi:i,vit7 Mnnimci. JH-C Deo Ilulldlng, Omaha. Neb. JOBBERS & MANUFACTURERS OF OMAHA ALEXANDER JAGOBSEN GO. BROKERS AND MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS, SUITE 105 Bee Bldg., Omaha. Correspondence solicited with large deal erH and manufacturers Interested In oui method of personally Intioduclng and fol lowing mi the sale of first-clans mmcltan disc of nil kinds TO THIS TUADD 1 Omahu, South Omaha and Council llluff Nobruska and Western Iowa. MACHINERY UND FOUNDRY. Davis El GowgiH Iron Works, UANUFACTl'ItEUS AND JOBBtna OF MACHINERY. OBNEHAL UICPAir.INQ A PBCI ALTt IltON AND UUAfJS FOUNDKP.8. 1B01, ir,oa nnd ir.011 .loUB street. Omaha. Kelt. Tel. MS. . Zabrtskla. Agent. J. I). CowrfJl, Sign, Olds Mobiles and Olds Gasoline Engines OFI'ICi: AND SAMPLES NI4-III6 Farnam Street, Omaha. c Manufacturers and Jobbers of St8am and Water Supplies Of All Kinds. 114 and 1010 noUfll.AB !T. ELECTRICAL SUm,lE5, Aostern Electrics! v Compaq Electrical Supplier. U1tetrl Wiring Balls u Ota Ugktlan (j, W. JOHNSTON Msrr. 1510 llowu.il Hi. - " ' - , -r- ZSI DRY GOODS. M. L Smith Sl Go. y importers ind Johh.ua ot Dry Goods, Furnishing Qoodi AND NOTIONS. WHEN IN OMAHA VISIT Byrne-Hammer Dry Goods Go, IIOWAItl) STHKI'.T, OMAHA'S GREAT NEW HOUSE, rj -a TENTS AND AWNINGS. Omaha Tent & Awning Co,, OMAHA, .VKII. TENTS FOR RENT. TENTS AND CANVAS GOODS. fBKD VOU CATALOQIUS MJMUUIl 23. i