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TIIK OMAHA DAILY ItEE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1003.
GREAT YEAR FOR TflE BEET Aorg U Lrg tni Bain Add Sweetness to the Littlt Boot ONLY feimCUlTY IS IN WEEDING Met Yield la Owf Fifty Dollars rr Acre for the ra-ners nnd ne Stat Itenent fm the I dastry la Many Ways. NORFOLK. Neb.. Nov. t (Special.) "Thla has been an exceptionally productive year for ugar beeta in Nebraska," said Manager J. N. Uundlck of the American Beet Sugar company at Norfolk to a Bee representative, ','and the result la that while tha heavy ralna and continued wet weather have in aome placea Injured the corn the saccharine bulbs have thrived bet ter than ever and the more acres of the white roota that a farmer planted this year the bigger la his bank account this fall. "Nebraska always has been a great state for the sugar beet. That Is why the Ox nards came In here years and years ago, when the industry wss but in Its Infancy, and begad to jhanufaoture sugar. The soli is essentially well Jtted for saturating tha beets ' with the purest sweetness in the world, and It will always be a paying propo sition from whatever viewpoint. "While every year even the worst of yeara for other crops in this state Is gen erally good for beets. Such years as the exceptionally wet one which has Just passed prove eminently satisfactory to all parties who. are concerned in this Industry. The only difficulty that we experienced at all from the rainy season was the hindrance it gave to beet wecders and the chance It gave to the fields for getting fined with foreign vegetation'. ' Otherwise every drop of water that fell put the beets In a better way and when we began to harvest them four weeks ago we were agreeably sur prised with our results. ' Surpasses Banaer Season. "Last, season was an exceptionally good one, but this will even surpass that. The beets Which have so far been tested in the laboratory show more sugar than a year 'ago land consequently the growers get more money. , You see we nay for quality as well as quantity. At the outset we give the far mer 14 Tor every ton of his beets. That is the minimum and that the factory guaran tees. Then above that we pay him 25 cents for each additional percentage of sugar above J4 per cent and pay for fractions in proportion. " . "Reside this we pay the freight on beets shipped In by rail and to growers who haul by wagon we pay 26 cents per; ton' extra. Then there Is another revenue still for cer tain of the farmers. Those who stlo their heetM are paid 20 cents per ton for that. By siloing we mean to bury the beets in the ground for protection from frost, until we are able to make room for their reception In our sheds. 'JNow. you may get some Idea of the cold cash that goes into the pockets of the Ne braska farmer when you learn that last season's average growth per acre was Just 10.01 tons of beets and that the average price paid for the beets was $4.95, making the net average receipts for every acre of ground Just $54.56., It is too early In the season to forecast the average acreage for thla year, but as I said before we have had a better year than ever before. "To run our Norfolk factory through a campaign requires between 4.000 and 5.000 acres of beets so that the growers, receive as their share of the sugar manufacture between. $50,000, and WJ-QQeyery . month that i- I" r H k 4 red 'Tan j nT. tia'y ; - "We;. ra,vow ' making ' about' 7.600.000 pounds of granulated augur', annually. This la all slilpjscd, tUrctiy',W. n Omaha .Jobber ana irom mere Jt goes out over the world. We are slicing up roots at the rate of 400 tons every twenty-four hours, havlna: In creased the capacity of this Institution dur ing tne summer Just sussed. . T t. . .1 . . . . wubcib or tne ractory never ston from the moment , they , begin to turn In, uciouer unm the last grain of sugar has been sacked in January. It requires two ahlfts : to keep going anil wa employ 250 men. We use from $,000 to 10,000 tons of coal during a season, from 4,000 to 4,5v0 tons of llmerock and from 45s to 600 tons of coke Besides, this there are- from $),000 to 40.0J0 , yards of filter cloth .to be purchased for the testing processes,' 75,000 'sugar bags 'and other thousands of SfloUur" worth-of sup j.ues wnose uetalls would be monotonous. . Ana .one or the oeat features of the whole business, as it. strikes me, is that practically: all of these-supplies. wltl the exception of the coal and coke,- are bought right hero In our own home slate of Ne- . bcaska.. The whole Industry . turns 'money i rum T.aa world or commerce uuo this com monwealth, raying It to the furniniv the aupply manufacturer and to the laborers who, thetnsojves, draw checks for $111,000 per month.".; , "How many cars are required to handle the outside shipments to the factory?' asaea ne wee reporter, with a view of learning, how much the farmers of any one section of (he state, outside the Immediate community, are benefited by a sugar tao tocy. .. - .. ' wr. uuumct lurnea over ma leaves of a great bookv "Laal year" he sard, "the railroads which enter Norfolk were require! to handle exactly 1,782 carloads of the dif ferent supplies to teed our factory here. It is the same in other places." Palp Uoes reed Cattle. "And when you grind out the sugar, was asked, "la there nothing left of the toeet at all?" The sugar factory manager merely pointed to an Immense stock yard near the factory which Is filied with 1,8'X) eleek, growing cat tie. "There," he aald, "Is what remains after the sugar Is extracted. The pulp, which comes out of the factory wheels looking like so much shredded cocoanut, is one of the finest foods In the World fur cattle, anil what people don't eat of the beet In their breakfast coffee they buy at the meat mar kfeta as the chuloest beef. "And Juet here Is anothervery pretty point for the farmer who is situated In a beet growing community. To every farmer who grows beets for us we give, fres of charge, this pulp. No farmer, mind you, User of genuino Wels bach lights r saving $230,000 a day In cost of gas. Arc you sharing In thla? "T? . All Dealers. , li'iiSlii!!! L-... L:J on Burner S iVlVVi who does not grow beets ever gets a single ponnd. The stock feeders are more and more appreciating the value of this ma terial and every year sees our pile of pulp diminished faster and faster. The balance of the pulp, after the farmers who grow beeta are fully satisfied for their own Wants, is disposed of to cattlemen who are feeding those animals over yonder on the yards of the sugar company. "Ths Norfolk factory was built in ! and was operated for the first time in the fall of lftl. The cost complete was .VW,fXtX Not a season haa seen It Idle and It h.-.s often worked up beets from southern parts of the state. We,, as the makers of the sugar, are highly satisfied, with .what the soil of Nebraska has been able, to do in the producing of sugar, and the farmers, from every apparent Indication, are -more than pleased with their doien years ef practical experience in this line of agriculture. They figure that $50 an atfre Is Worth While. 'During the' summer, of course, the "beet fields give profitable employment to hun dreds and hundreds of young boys and girls as weedefX The beet weedef is a character distinct and Individual. He Is a sunburned lacf with great wads of cloth tied about his knees for-protection.- He gets down and trawls upon the , ground, his back to the sun, and cuts out the weds and the super- floug beets with a tiny hoe six Inches long. He leaves but one root in every half foot. He gets about 10 cents for every row and Is able to thin about a doten rows a day." GHOSTS TO GREET THE GUESTS Novel HnlloTve'en Party Given by Young; 'Women of tne State Hoaee. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Nov. 1. (Special.) Down darkened halls, ' pant ghostly figures and wna-eyea pumpkins, to the omcr or tne attorney general, was the route of the guests entertained by the girls of the State, house last night. And the road - was full of i shivers and quakes atid surprises. At the west entrance to the building the guests were met by a likely looking ghost who -extended the glad hand of welcome. This was an indication of what was to come,, for the hand was clothed In a white glove full of ice-oold sand. In the dimly candle-lighted halt '. white robed specters popped out from every secluded spot and added to the ghostly welcome. The occasion was the annual Hallowe'en party given by the State house girls snd It was attended by about fifty couples. The rooms. and halls of the building were dec orated In keeping with Hallowe'en time's. Supper ,was served " from a long ; lohh oounter upon tho restaurant order ''and consisted of good things made by the fair entertainers. , . ,: , . , v . " ' The -evening was spent telling ghost stories around an alcohol camp fire, eat ing apples suspended from -. strings and divers tricks and , game. Partners were fished for by the young men.. A number of peanuts- with the Initials of some girl on each were placed in a pan of water and It was up to the young men to each "gig" a peanut with a long hatpin. Upon the arrival of the guests each young man was handed a card upon which was written the initials of a young woman and the young man was then given the. pleasure of ad dressing a complimentary remark, to ths young woman, each word of which was to begin with one of the initials. One in teresting feature of the evening was the unwinding of the ball of, yarn, each person telling a chapter in a story, .started by the first person, until a peanut : dropped from the ball. In the shell wag ft , slip of paper upon which was written the for tune of the hoiderv This could aot be read until held before a candle light Tor several minutes. ... .. , - This morning a number ' of 'the State house girls who were responsible for the success of the par) y and soma others were entertained at breakfast by Mrs. 'Scott In fcortor of '.Miss Clare Lease, who left this af ternoon for Denver to make' her home wtttt her .mother and brother. Miss , Lease, has been a.rnember of the stenographic force of the supreme court,, as well as a leading member of the. Q. A. T. and. other clubs. Most of the young society people of the town were at the station to bid her goodby. Miss Lease was' one of Lincoln's favorite young women. w" Deputy Clerk Nelson Resigns. E. W. Nelson, deputy clerk of the su preme court,' tendered his resignation late Saturday afternoon, to take effect Novem ber 15, or as soon thereafter as convenient to ths court, -to become manager of the Fltsgerald Dry. Goods company of this city. Mr. Nelson Is an eld state house man, though young In years, and has held posi tions under Oovernor Holcomb and In the land commissioner's office under Commis sioner Wolfe." He.has- always tteeri Careful and painstaking and' was a. popular offi cial. ' From a financial standpoint there Is no doubt Mr. Nelson hag secured better place, but there are. these who see In his resignation a republican Supreme court and a republican clerk. This, of course,' would' drop Mr. Nelsoa from, the payroll of the state, consequently he did not hesitate to sever himself from the office when, an ou portunlty presented Itself. ' Mr. Nelson has always kept in close touch with the political situation and there are none better posted on which way the strawa point. 'For his ability lit the political field he was elected chairman of. the populist state committee in 1902, hut holdlrig a Judi cial position he refused to accept the honor. When Judge Holcomb was elected governor he was secretary of the state commute. -, But there are many other things that point the way of the Tuesday election. Chairman Lindsay at the outset of the con test cautioned hia organisers out In the state against sending la other except con servative reports of the situation, prefer ring to learn where there' was republican dissatisfaction than of republican harmony. With these Instructions the committee has every reason to believe that all the reports received at the headquarters have fold of the true situation. If any' republican can didate has ever been in danger of defeat the committee has been Informed of It. Consequently when the chairman of the committee said he believed the republican state ticket would be elected easily he had every reason to believe what he said. The reports received have been most favorable and If the members of the republican party get out ana vote as tney now ssy they will snd Douglas county does what It ahould do. the result will be an old time repub lican majority, and the leaders of the party here believe it will b . Farmer Loses His Roll. FREMONT. Neb.. -Jsfov. l.-Speclal.)-J. A. Buckley, a farmer living near North Bend, came to the city Thursday with a load of wheat and with It's proceeds pro ceeded to take in the town Friday night. Yosusrday he reported to the police that ha hid been held up by two men near the Ccltimore hotel ad relieved of $1X5) and later Identified E, R, Boilars. who had been arrested the night before near the depots as a auspicloua character, as ona of the men who did the Job. Sollara admitted having been with Buckley tha nlrht hfnri but ueulrd having his money.' . Buckley, he saia, naa last his wad through too much confidence in his ability as a noknr nUvor Sollara waa given thirty daya ,ln Jail by PoUco Judge Cook and Buckley went home vowing not to get intimate with atrangera again. Nerve saves an Arns. PAPILLION. Neb, Nov. 1. (Special.) While Harry Ellenger. residing near Orotna, was shelling corn the chain of tht shvllr became clogged and In trying t release it his finger was caught between the chain and a cog wheel. He was rap Idly being drawn Into the machine, and realising that he must either lose his finger or his whole arm and perhaps his life, El lenger braced himself and by twisting and Jerking he pulled the finger off of hia hand by the roots. The finger was carried Into the machine. Much nerve and quick action had saved his life. He Is getting along weil and no serious results are anticipated. SUE TO RECOVER AN ESTATE Plaintiffs Allege They Signed Away Their Rights In Ignorance of the Facts. PLATT8MOITTH, Neb., Nov. l.-(SpeclaI.) An action has been commenced In the tl trlct court here by the filing of a petition In .equity by Attorney W. L. Brown of Lincoln for the plaintiffs, John Kupke, Jo hanna Sayre and Robert M. Say re, against Carey S. Polk, H. R. Neltsel, J. E. Baum gartner, Johann Stroy and wife, Herman Schmidt, Agnes Schmidt and the Bank of Mordock. The plaintiffs allege that C. 8. Polk, an attorney of this city, came to their home In Kentucky and Induced them to sign awsy their rights in the estate of the late Ernest Kupke of this county, to which they now allege they are the sole heirs. The consideration received was $4,000 and the estate Is a.Ieged to be worth $22,000. They tender repayment of, the $4,000 with In terest and seek to recover the value of the estate, asserting that the papers were signed In ignorance of their rights In the matter. SHOOTS BROTHER BY ACCIDENT Revolver Is Discharged and Ballet Enters Abdomen of Henry f I mm a. CLARKS, Neb., Nov. I. (Special.) Henry Slmms was accldently shot Friday . night wltn a 3?-calibre revolver 'inMhe1 hands of his brother William. The Slmms' live on a farm five miles west of town. In eKUmln ing a revolver last night the gun was dis charged, the ball entering the upper part of the abdomen and penetrating tha liver. Medical assistance was secured here, and while the bullet has not been located the patient Is resting easily, with some Hope of recovery, . ' Woman InCrage Convention. TABLES ROCK, Neb., Nov. 1. (Special.) The fourth annual convention of the Paw nee) County Woman's Suffrage association was height-the Methodist Episcopal church at -thlj'place Thursday and Friday of this webk. A large number were in attendance, cprisiderlng the inclemency of the weather. Mrs. Clara A. Young of Broken Bow, slate president, and Miss Laura A. Gregg of Omaha, state organiser, being both present. The former gave the address on Thurjdiy evening and the latter Friday evening. The following are the newly elected officers for the ensuing year: - " President, Mrs. Ella O'ljiughlln, Pawnee City; vice president, Mrs. Anna Kavanda, Table Rock; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Fannie Davis, Pawnee City; recording sen retary, Mrs. Claire E. Seism, Table Kock; treasurer, Mrs. Edith E. Woodx, Table Rock; auditors, Mrs. Annetta Nenbitt, Paw. nee City, and Mrs. Mary A. Cotton, Table Rock. . . ,- ( i' Lectures by Nebraska. ( -TECUMSEH, Neb., Nov. l.-(SpeslaL) The Baptist Young People's union of this city has planned fur a three-event lecture course and the talent employed Is strictly a 'Nebraska artlole." The first lecture" will be given Thursday evening and the lec turerer will be Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of the state university.- His subject -win be "PrornVma of Greater America." The other lecturers wtjlbe Rev. E. Z. Batten pastor of the First Baptist church of Lincoln, 'and Dr. Conley, pastor or the Ffrst Baptist church of Omaha. r-nlMW lnen4la at Anbnrn. i AifBlTRN.'-rliel., NoV. l.-(8pecial.)-Hon. 0. F..Reavif-republican candidate for judge of the, district court, spoke at the new opera house here last night. The night was rainy and bad, but notwithstanding this, he had. a fair sifsed audience. Every , one pronounced his effort an excellent one. '. He devoted most of his time to answering the charges made by his republican enem.es; at Falls City, but closed with a fine review of the accomplishmenta . of the republican party. Sheep as Hoadmakera. t FREMONT, Neb., Nov. l.-(8pcclal.) Road Supervisor Mltchel of Elkhorn town ship uses a bunch of 8,000 sheep being, fed on his place as a road machine, A number of roads are being graded in the stigky gumbo soil of that township and Mltchel found it almost Impossible to break up the big lumps. By driving , tha sheep a few times over the' toads their sharp hoofs out and pack tha sticky solid chunks better than could be done with a roller. .. . . Look Bright In Platte. COLUMBUS, Neb.. Nov, L-(SpeclaI.i On. the' eve of the battle everything here looks as if Hon. J.' U. Reeder of this city would be. elected .to, the district bench .of this (the-Fourth Judicial district. ,The chairman of-the central comlltee aald to day that he also confidently expected that a part of the republican county1 ticket would be -elected in this democratic strong hold. Much good work was accomplished ths past ten days. Barllasjton Hoadniaster Qalis. TECUMSEH, Neb., Nov. 1. (SneclaL) O. A. Dunlap, for years In the employ of the Burlington, haa resigned the position of roadmanter, with headquarters at Edge mont, S. D-, and will remove to this city with his family. He will go into business here. Mr. Dunlap -built the first house In Edgemont and has lived there for many years. He has been in the employ of the Burlington for over twenty-one years. Chaasje In Railroad Aa-eata. COLUMBUS, Neb., Nov. 1. (Special.) L. F. Rector of Aurora succeeds Mr. J. O. Odden as agent of the Burlington here, the change taking effect this morning. Mr. Odden will be transferred as agent at Bene dict, which position he held before com.ng here last April. He will, however, enjoy a month's vacation before going to Benedict and expects to vUit the Pacific Const and Old Mexico In the meantime. ' - Injured In a Runaway. PiPlI T iriV Neb.. Nov' 1 (HrMrUl Tu. Mm VMtMflV Whlla Mr. Rnrhjinlr u driving to Springfield his team became ingnieneo at an uiumnuuo ana ran away. 'ine carnage w uvenururu, inrowing Hnrtnlt out. breaking: his collarbnn and otherwise bruising him. His Injuries will not prove ratal. Insaae Man Disappears CAMBRIDGE. Nob.. Uov. 1. (Special.) The family of W. E. Bennett ia badly wor ried over his sudden disappearance Wed nesday morning. Mr. Bennett had been in a atate of dementia for some time and Imagined that some one was trying to take his Ufa. Increase la Registration. FREMONT, Neb.. Nov. l.-OpeciaV) The total registration in this city U 1.4S9. an Increase of about 100 over last year, but nearly 1&0 votes short of the probable vot ing population of the city. A Barn Never Barns After Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil Is ap plied. Relieves pain Instantly and heals at the same time, g'ur man or beusu'lMce tat. LAND FRAUDS IN THE WEST Secretary Hilobocck Approve Statement Lined b the Interior Department. COMMISSIONER RICHARDS FILES REPORT Head of Bareaa Calls Attention te Fencing and Other Matters and Asks for Iarge Force ' of Depot les. WASHINGTON. Nov. l.-The following statement of the conduct of th Investi gation into the public land frauds In the Pacific coast states waa prepared at the Interior department and given out with Secretary Hitchcock's approval: Nearly a year ago Information reached the secretary of the interior which indi cated that frauds of a serious nature had been, snd Were being, perpetrated against the government under what is known as the torest reserve land act of June 4, U97, by a combination of land speculators on tne Pacific coast. , The information and Indicated frauds were of so grave a character that the sec retary at once directed a thorough Investi gation to be made. This Investigation was commenced last January and has been con ducted by those - having charge of the actual work with great cHre and with all possible expedition consistent with thor oughness. 1 he investigation has proceeded step by step. Without intermission under i the secretary's personal direction, and every clue to wrong, doing has been qui etly followed to Its source, with the result that it Is the confident belief of those In charge of the Inquiry thst the guilty par ties will be apprehended and speedily brought to Justice. It has been the determination of the sec retary from the beginning thst the matter should be probed to the bottom regardless of the apparent Influential character of some of the men Involved and the Inquiry has been conducted throughout along these lines. The work Is now nearing completion and the whole matter at an early dale will be in shape for definite and appropri ate action against the offenders. , - r ... Denies Some ' Reports. .. . While several hundred acres of public lands' are involved in the 111' gal trans ections brought th light, the number of acres to which patents have been obtained by the perpetrators tit the frauds is com paratively small. It is proper to say alo that some of the statements in regard to the matter which... have appeared in the newspapers recently, both in the east and In the west, are more or less exaggerated and others are mere surmises. - ' The statements widely, circulated to the effect that Mve United States' senators and a large number of representatives were Implicated and that the lands involved would reach In valu tl6,0O4,(KK) or lai.WW.OOO, are without foundation in fact. It can be positively stated thot they did not originate in the Interior department. The details of the Investigation are known to few and stories based on statements which have heretofore appeared In "the press must be received with due allowance. . ' At the proper time a full statement will be made, covering the. results of the en tire Investigation and the whole matter will be given to the public, hut for obvious reasons it is not deemed expedient that a detailed statement ; of the facts rhould be given at the present time. The work of the Investigation has been conducted by Arthur B. Hugh, assis tant attorney in the Interior depart ment, and William J. Burns of the secret service of the Treasury depart ment. Mr. Burns was called Into the case last May and since that time hag. had entire charge of the secret ser vice features of the work while Mr. Hugh has attended to Its legal phases. The sec retary of the interior Is highly gratified with the efficient services rendered by these officers In this matter.-. . - Commissioner's 4 Annnal Report. Tha annual report. Of , Hon. Af W. plch ards, commissioner ' of the general . .land office, which was made publlo today, says that there waa lrt' the past year a large Increase In the total,number of .supposedly fraudulent land entries over the preceding year,' He attributes Hhelr discovery largely to an order of the tojretary of the In terior, dated 'Nbvetnberv2, 1902, directing the investigation- of trH entries mads under Ihe timber, and itone act In the states of California,' Oregon And Washington. - Un der this order, alone 10,000 entries have been suspended and, .there are now fifteen special agents of the land office in that field engaged in ferreting jout. the fraudu lent entries. , ' ....' Commissioner Richards also states that during the year there were . reported 125 unlawful enclosures of, .public land., cover ing an area . cf LepS.TO acres, i Beventy nlne of these enclosures have been removed and proceedings are. pending to compel the removal of the remaining number. He says, however, that the total number here mentioned is only a fraction of the en closures maintained In violation of the law, the special agents- having found It 'impos sible to give attention to many others be cause of the order for a special Investiga tion, of the entries under the timber and stone act. . . ' . Complaint is made of the operation of the act. of March 11, 1902, to facilitate entries. Referring to this law, the commissioner y,: ; , ; ... v--; . ' ... Commissioners .Abet Frnnd. '- The privileges gained by the act have been. greatly abused,artlcularly by United States commissioners, who nave often been parties to wholesale frauds In con nection with entries made before them. Affidavits and entry papers have been prepared In the names of fictitious entry men, and a variety of other ways have been devised . by tease officers to assist parties to evade compliance , with the re quirements of the law. The report makes a strong plea for a larger force of special agents, saying: ' ' Complaints come to this office from every section of the country of flagrant viola tions of the various laws relating to the public lands. Thousands of entries are being made for apeculative purposes with scarcely any attempt at compliance with the leiral riulremeut, vaxt areaa are un lawfully enclosed to the exclusion of ac tual settlers, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of publlo timber Is being taken unlawfully. To put a stop to these practices and so to preserve the remaining public lands for the home builder, a large field force is absolutely necessary. It will be remembered that the publlo domain covers about one-half of the entire coun try. The appropriation for the past year allowed the employment of Only about fifty-elrht agents and their duties consisted not only of Investigating and reporting on t hmiaundii of lleet'd fraudulent entries. timber depredntlon and unlawful enclos ures, but In doing a large part of the sup plementary work neeesxary to prove Viola tions of law discovered by them. Speaking of the fo(est lieu land selec tions the commissioner says there were ,M of them pending on the 1st of last July, and they Involved an approximate area of 1,2U3,126 acrea He recommends a change In the law permitting the aelectlng of pat ented lands within the reservation for un patented land on the outside, saying: - In the exchange of ltnd within a forest reserve for other public land It frequently occurs that land from which the timber has been cut is exchanged for land having timber. Thla is manifestly unfair to the government, but cannot be prevented under the law. While it la considered to oe lm- Mindyour doctor. He says: "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs." ieo-.Ar:- a -a r y X -:--.!.V::':: practicable to require that only1 land of like value ahall be taken in exchange for lnnfl In a reserve. It might be provided that timber land should not be selected In lieu of such land, Just as mineral land Is now ex cepted from such selection. Wants More Timber Reserves. Mr. Richards also recommends the trans fer of the control of the forest reserves to the Department of Agriculture. There are at present fifty-three reserves, covering an area of .62,(31, 9fi5 acres. The report con tinues: It Is undoubtedly a matter of first Im portance that the reserves thus far estab lished should be supplemented by such ad ditional one as are needed to form a com prehensive, series, such as will Insure full protection to the water and timber supplies of both the Rocky mountains and- Pari ft o coast regions. As yet neither of .the two great ranges of these regions have a suffi cient chain of reserves protecting Its entire length, nor has the1 matter of reserving as many.sourcea of water supply, as may be needed in connection with the irrigation nrovemeht been fully determined. ' The report shows a' marked Increase In (he business fef'the riffie'e over Ihe year 1902,' the total; receipt being 111,024,743, an increase- of $4,762,811. ' This fhcreas over' 1902 Is greater. It la stated, than the total re ceipts for the year 1899.. The total area of public-lands appropriated during; the year wa 1224,294 acrea, an Increase of S.335.7A4 acres over the preoeding- year: About half the , area entered Waa ' entered under (he homestend law. "' ' " The office 1s about twelve months behind With Its 'work- and the commissioner rec ommends an Increase in the force,- fn sup port of .which recommendation he says the large Increase during the last two or three years In original homesteads and the great activity In all kinds of land mattera throughout the west, as Indicated by . the reports from the various legal land offices, shows that there will probably be a larger amount of work coming before this offloe for aeveral years to come than at the pres ent time. a Gsirssleeif Ort tor riles. Itching, Blind. Bleeding or Pr'otrufllni PAZO OINMENT falls to cur you n to Pi lea Tour druggist will refund money if 14 day. ' 60 , - It 'v;nfiE record, t . "; - t Coney Island i"lra Swept. . NEW YORK; Nov.: l.-Coney Island to day waa swept by fire, SO buildings being destroyed.' entailing a loss of 11.000,000. No lives were lost, although several person were seriously Injured. . Thje fire started near the - steeplechase , park and swept long the bowery district, . which Is filled with flimsy frame structures that burned like tinder The principal buildings were the Btauch's hotel and pavilion, and Hen derson's theater, both brick structures erected since i the great fire three years ago. Details of police from Manhattan and Brooklyn aided the firemen and controlled the great crowds. ' Dynamite Starts BiT Blase. CRESTLINE, O., Nov. I. A car contain ing dynamite exploded from a supposed collision or Jar with another car here to night, aettlng fir to every car within a quarter of. a mile. These set fire to adjoin ing car, and at 11 p. m. at least 800 loaded and empty freight car were burning. The explosion occurred at the' west end of the Immense Pennsylvania yards In this city and about two mllea from the city proper. A hole forty feet deep waa blown in the ground and the track wrenched to all kinds of shapes for a long distance. The explo sion smashed thousands of window glass, both plate and pane, and made many peo ple sick because of the concussion. Rail road tie Were blown a quarter of a mile. - Bain Helps Winter Grain. PAP1LMON, Neb.. Nov. L (Special.) A steady fain has been falling throughout Sarpy county for twenty-four hours. This will be a great benefit to winter wheat. Corn la. being huaked and shows good yields. Foreign Financial. LONDON, Nov. 1. The Stock Exchange showed a better tone during- the past week on the Improved aspect of far eastern poli tics, but buslntss was still small and tne best prloea were not maintained. With the exception of a small failure in the Ameri.au section of the markt-t, the settlement was effected without difficulty. The feature of ths foreign market was the rather aviensl.e purchases of south American securitie by continental Oeratora. The bulking trou bles in fit I Aula checked the advsnce tn the Amerlcsn market, prices closed lower for the week and dealings wer still very small. Canadian 'sciiics also showed little strength. aloaa keeper Bbonls Gambler. ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Nov. 1. Abbot Raub, a well-known sporting man of HI. Joseph, was shot and fatally wounded tonight at Third and Kdinond streets by Oscar Kleln brodt, proprietor of a saloon where the shooting oocurred. The men bad ben un friendly for several days and it Is claimud by friends of Klrlubrodt that Raub entered the saloon tonight for the purjHHi. of as saulting KltlnLrudt. Kail til shot ' - the lower )rt 61 the spine. tertosEs lHISinnis is back at work again. By means of a bloody thumb print he unrav els the mystery of "The tyorwood Builder." V This is the second story of Conan Doyle's new detective ser iesalready the literary sensation of the year w Now on sale, complete, in the November Household Number of c-j, c MADDEN IS UNDER FIRE NOW ! Pottal Investigation Beaches Third A i!iUnt Postmaster General , IRREGULARITIES IN STAMP ACCOUNT Charges that 8tam ganvosed to Hnve Been Destroyed Have Been , Sold by. Him 4a Stamp ' ;.-" ', Collector. ' '' ' I - '" " ' J ;... it . '(From ai 8taJt Correspondent-) : vrA8HINUTOf. i Nov. 1 tSneelal Trie- gram.) Charge of a serious nature' have J been mad agulrisf EdVlfi'Cv Madden, third: assistant postmaster general,, and the jto-'.l tal Investigation now Is concerned with. his' division. Whether Madden Indictment will! be ' ob'taineij Vr sought ;1s' not. yet certain,! but if the charge are substantiated he will, have to leave the postal service and atond. prosecution as well. The administration, was mads aware of the' accusation against; Madden only few 'day ago, - Th prutl-' dent himself hag been fully informed find . already, t,ho department Inspector are, at' work on the case. The inquiry, however., has not proceeded far enough to warrant any statement as to ' what action will he taken. In general it can be stated that the charges Involve Madden in the alleged II-' legal sale of pontage stamps and In with- ' holding from the treasury several thou sands of dollar said to have been thus ob tained. Figure or device on the face of postage stamps occasionally are changed and when such a change I effected it is usual for an order to be promulgated calling in from circulation at postofflces all stamp bearing the old design; Stamp collector, however, frequently wish "to purchase old stamps and some of them become valuable for such Collections. : Madden, It Is -understood. Is charged with having had business dealings with stamp collectors. It Is hinted further that other nd more Important discrepant cles in the department stamp account are alleged and that- Inspector have been or dered to make a -thorough Investigation of thl branch of the department.' Thl Is the first time since the beginning of the postal Investigation that the division of the third assistant -postmaster ' general ha been under fire. - ,. , Wants Justice Done, "' ' It is known that the president doe not wish to do n Injustice to any one, and while he has pointed out that It Is not In his province either to order any man' In dictment or to Interfere to prevent an In dictment being found, he and hi advisers appreciate that In such an investigation, when charges and counter-charge are being made on every hand, great car should be exercised to prevent tha innocent suffering with the guilty.- It has been published as a governing rule of administration that In dictments should not be sought -except in cases where Inspectors snd the govern ment' prosecutors are convinced of th guilt of the accused officials. That policy will be adhered to strictly to the end. Edwin C. Madden, third assistant post master general, wus appointed to hi pres ent position at the urgent solicitation of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. He wa formerly postmaster In Detroit and waa a candidate for the locnl postmaster- ship here, when Mr. Merritt. the present In cumbent, was selected. He hss occupied his present position about four years. Former Lleutensnt Louis O. Hamilton of th army, who wa indicted yesterday In San Francisco, charged with forgery and fraud, Is In custody, having voluntarily surrendered himself several weeks ago. He led an exemplary life, It Is claimed, until almost a year ego, when he wa disap pointed In not being ordered home from the Philippines after long continuous service In the tropics, he suddenly resigned his commission, without advising friends, and began a courae of life that caused hlg friend to believe hi mind waa unbal anced. He secured money at Manila by false representation. Since hia confinement here, young Hamilton haa been examined by several physicians and the consensus of opinion is that his mind was affected by his long service in th tropics. Strikes at the Hoot. Many dangerous diseases begin 4n Impure blood. Electric Bitter purifies the blood, and cures, or no pay. Only 50c for alc by Kuha as Co. Day Ca every Always RetseTibar tfc Full t axative Ilromo rtuiatna aU Curt CoM In On Dyt Cnfia 2 VJ. sa x. 7 1 Uhe Best of Everything The Only Double Track IVallway to Chicago j The dmaha Train I " ' Par ExcelUnC3 It Xo'. 6. A sotiftmin rwude up in Omah; daily at 5:50 p, tn. , am'uinir of Cltienqo 7:15 p. m. next morning. Library j liuffet Car Barber New Standard Skepert Diner Chair Can Everything. l City OfflCet 14011403 FARNAM ST. 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Seats now on sale. f CRftlAHTOft ' TELEPOKB 1031. TISIKPHOSK 1081. Kvery Night. Matinets Thursday, Batur - day and Sunday. MOUEH1 VAI PJf VII.LE,. Arias' t)lckson & Co., l'axton's Art Studies. Ly tton-Gf raid Co., Mr. and Mrs. Bearl Allen, Alfred srnewn, A I mi. lit snd IHimont, Carlelon and Terre and the Kino drums - - ' IPRlCES-i-lOC, ZiC, fch. a. 1