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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1913.
12 SETTLERS ARE DISCOURAGED Ruralite Did Not Get Off as Easy as He Thought He Did Bo Finds 0. J. Blanchard, Irrigation Statistician for Government. BUYERS .FREQUENTLY MISLED Ualtrd States neclnmntian Mnn Sny PrlTnlcIy Conducted JSnter jitlirii Were Not llon eatlr Conducted. C. J. Blanchard. statistician of the Vnlted States reclamation service at Washington, was In the city a few hours Monday, conferring with railway pffllcals. regarding settler on Bovernment Irri gated land. He la on his way cast after a threo months' investigation of Irriga tion In the southeast and Pacific slope, during which he had several conferences with Secretary of the Interior lane. In an Interview with The Bee Mr. Blanchard Bald: "There has been a no ticeable slump In land prices All over tho country, but particularly In the Irrigated regions and the falling off In settlement Is serious. While I have experienced but little trouble In obtaining settlers for the government farms on our reclamation projects, there has been much difficulty In securing purchasers for the large areas of private lands within them. This Is largely due to Inflation In prices. For a number of years there lias been a boom In these lands and prices have beon tie rated until the real homcbulider finds them no longer attractive. l)y glowing literature, false and misleading state ments regarding crop yields and priced many good people have been Induced to purchase and have lost out Many of these cases are really pitiful human tragedies. Every failure becomes a knocker and discourages others from at tempting to take a home In the west The pendulum has swung backward and I look for still lower prices, Speculators nre sure to be pinched. This part will prove a blessing to the west In the end, for as prices decline foal farmers will come in, the land now desert and dosolate will be cultivated anOUPopulatlon will In crease. For Irrigated land well cultivated there is still a fair demand, but there Is practically no sale at present, prices for raw desert land. Attitude Was Selfish. ''For a number of years, the attitude of the west towards the newcomer has been that of the spider toward the fly. Wa Jiav regarded him as a tenderfoot and b sucker and have proceeded to trim him thoroughly. The community has looked on with amusement, or, at least, with Indifference while this operation was being performed. All kinds of fraudulent land schemes have been promoted and thousands tit people who, It treated right. would have made homes In the. west, have been shamefully robbed and sont back east broken In spirit and purse, There I Rot a single organisation in tile Irrigated west which makes It Its duty to safeguard the welfare of the new comer. The condition has become so bad that many who would like to estab Ush homes In the west are actually afraid to chance It because of the alarm ing stories which earlier victims ore re otftoc all over the east and mlddls wt. The s4t which will establish a strong protective asetttwi, having for Its pur ptm ife aHeemktlon of the trilth sM fathr tfee giving of eerreot s4vJc An to what UutVi we actually worth will get the MttVera. Nomei 4 reliable ret state men owe K .Us themselves and to thir profeoi U organliw to drive. ov( thi sharks. Until "somHMm like this Is begun nnd prices become" normal ! took for no improvement I present conditions. H should ot be overlooked that the cast and south are waking up. A broad and comprehensive campaign of publicity has been gefag e for several months and for the first time In our history there, la decided movement of homeseekers east' ward. The situation demands cartful consideration and prompt action unless western development Is to ataftd still for protracted period. Jfaw PcellKff the Slump. "Several of our western cities show the effects of the slump In numerous ''For Rent" signs and many announcements of "Closing out business." 0 "1 am not ono to decry the Advantages of tho wt On tho contrary I have boosted consistently for thirty years. But we mut chaafo our tactics snd when settlers come treat, them as future neigh bors and frtewss net as geese to be jluck4. "XHve theou square deal, cast ' out the tend sfewrk, . the promoter of fraudulent schemes ana the tide will turn ! tewara.,th setting sun." Mr, Bochard formerly resided , 1 Council Muffs and for a time- did local Herman Crabtree of Aurora, Neb., stepped llthesomely from an Incoming train at the Union station and after de positing his valise in the check room hied himself to a street car "to see the sights." Having all the forenoon in which to get an eye full, he siojspea to gaze at a flock of pigeons which the newspoya wero feeding In front of the depot Busily en? gaged In viewing this remarkable sight he was aroused with a start when a strrn appearing gentleman placed a heavy hand on his shoulder and asked In fearsome tones, "Counting th pigeons?" "Yes, sir," replied Herman. 'How many did you count," went on tho conclusion hrHnvrx that thr nrti mfinv stranger, "xnirieen, Herman answurea. uJed) (n the territory of the Omaha dlvl I am a detective," Informed the stern individual displaying a star. "It VIII cost you Just $2 a bird for violating the city pigeon ordinance." Herman weakly protesting, reluctantly produced the cash, which the sleuth stowed It In his pocket and hastened away. Crabtree then went uptown where. In the course or the morning he told an ac quaintance of his experience. . "Them fellers can't get tho best of me, gol darn em. I told Mr. Detective I counted thir teen pigeons, but he sure enough got cheated out 'a $14, 'cause I numbered twenty of them birds." . It was the painful duty of the listener to Inform Herman that. he had "met up" with a confidence man, and the sorrow ful rurallte related his experience at police headquarters a .little later. Her man caught a train for Keokuk at noon, but told the police ha would stop, oh, his way back to Identify the money If "De tective Keen" should .report to his superiors. Lone Bandit Holds Up Drug Store and Gets Five Hundred Dollars A lone bandit, with a formidable look ins six-shooter, entered the M'erritt pharmacy; 1802 Douglas, Mdnday morn Ins and relieved the establishment of two In cash. The robbery was committed about 4:45 o'clock ,and whtlo there was only two persons In the -room, Dr. It, A. Martin, who was In charge of the store; hnd Pearl Urecnware, colored Janitres, wna was watting for a street car. Both Were he)d Jn command at the pom of i s"n, wnue nr. waun was oraerea to open the safe and hand over Us cash contents. They were then matched down Douglas street ahead of the robber Until the bridge across the river was reached. J am going to use you for a shield," admonished the burglar, "and if ih police are Attracted by your call, I'll open nre on them with you In front of itw'."' At the. Douglas street bridge, the bandit slipped away Into the darpkness. He l described as being about 23 years ct ai.'e has sandy hair, weighs about m pound and was dressed in a black' ultaad derby hat. HEW ESMATEOH CORN CROP Burlington Report Showa Conditions ' Aro Somewhat Improved. FALL PLOWING IS - DELAYED Alfalfa- In Most flections la a Dig Money Maker and One. Notable Crop Is Cited In the Report. The 'Burlington's crop report for the week ending last Saturday Is.out and it makes no thange 'from the previous week on the estimated yield of Nebraska corn. The Omaha division of the road, cover ing 'the northern and northeastern sec tion of the state, sh6ws up, .with an esti mate' of Coper cent of an average. Superintendent Allen In making his Action of the Water Board Causes Lot of Grief to Johnsoii to wort for Tho Bee. City Dads Forced to "Kick In" with Cash Many Times For rcsons beyond the comprehension at city hair financiers p. score of "dead broke blokes touched" thu city commis sioners Monday morning. When OommlsiIoneiS Charley "Wlthnell entered his office there crouched a, man whom' he has often befriended with a nickel or a dime, but this time the man was not in search of a jitney. "HeUo, JJltly," Charley greeted his visitor. Billy groaned, scuffled around and shoved his feet In front of him. He had rio shoes and there were holes In hi socks. Wlthnell took the matter up with the other commissioners and they man aged to raise enough to buy Hilly some footgear. A string of gentlemen who said they couldn't find obs hit the mayor foj a handful of change. Then one of them tackled Commissioner Al Kusel, and, 4isplayng & dirty nickel, plaintively ttsKed if tho councilman would double it A he had to go to South Omaha. After considerable money had pasted from commissioners to these poor con tingent City Clerk Thomas J. Flynn suffered the greatest humiliation of the dey. One of his privates tn the rank of tho great army of "plain pee-pul' came wobbling Into his office. Now Flynn was never known to shift i'esponsibtllty and be faced the music Imagine his surprise when tho man dis played a soiled envelope and declared he hadn't the price of a postage stamp The city clerk, much relieved, searched bis pockets for a stamp, and, finding none, compromised on a, nickel, at rlbougb th visitor suggwted ho could use a quarter if Flynn didn't need It Neta O. Jehnson, wh was charged . tor water wasted tnrsBgh a K paused by an employe of the- Water iers, a ract winch he alleges IS provM by the action of the board In repJri! the leak at -Its own expense, will be forced to defend .in district court 4 Judgment tor W.St awarded by .Justice, Brltt The Watr board has appealed the case, ( though Justice hrltt declined to hold U liable for $20 rent which Johnson lost by reason of its shotting off the water In two cottages at Twenty-sixth and Capl tol vniino. According to Johnson the Water board after several investigations admitted that the charge of $10.67 for water for less than two months was excessive in View of tho fact that the meter rata had av eraged U cents a month for a long period previously, but aferward declined to ac cept payment on a reasonable basis. Johnson Paid the amount under protecU OflKWi BROS. TO TRY.FQR PRIZE FOR BEST DECORATION Orktn Bros, are getng to make a strofMf bid for the ts prise offered by Hsu Ak Bar-Ben governors for the best d6eMed building In Omaha and with this tn view are haviwr painted what it said to, be tko larfftot canvjM stotlnc ever made In the city of Ontak blch JM1 ,b hung on the SIsteentH street sldo of the Orkin store on the opening; day of the Ak-Sar-Iien festivities. The huge Picture ts being painted by Gordon S. Bennett of the ' Smith &th company. Tho, painting when .completed will occupy about l.to? square feet It measures 0xJS feet, "fhe scepe is taken from Ivanhoe and depicts Ivanhoe over coming a, knight templar- Bo large Is tho picture that it has to be made in six sec tions. slon where the crop wilt bo fully Up to (heav'erage and many others where tho yield will be exceedingly small, thus bringing- tn avefage down to a 'trifle above half -a'.crop; The Lincoln ..division continues at 29 per cent of a normal crop, With some fields sduth of the l'l Alio yielding as' high -as forty bushels per acre. These,! however, are scarce, and are those that We're espe cially well cultivated during, the entire growing season. Inability to do fall plowing Is a serious handicap to the farmers of tho south half of-the state, as It fs preventing them from sowing the usual acreage to tall wheat The recent rains helped some, but owing to the ground' being thoroughly dried out, the -precipitation of one week and two weeks ago did not soak deep enough. Mr. Allen is of the opinion that unless there Is a heavy fall of rain fall' within the next few weeks the win ter wheat .acreage throughout the south half of .the state will be reduced fully CO per cent below that of last year. On the JtcCoolt division, unless heavy rains coma soon, ie places the . acreage of winter wheat for next year at 10 to 2& per cent short of this year. . potatoes, taking the tato as a whole, are- estimated at half a crop with sugar beets fiilly up . to the average. Iterative to pastures, they have im proved very much since the rains and thq third, crpp of alfalfa in many lo- calmer promises to be fair. The fruit has been' seriously damaged and tho crop . of winter apples lv put down as about 'a failure. iDHvrfc. ouucrniMjiiueiu Alien c .one , instance of what an alfalfa field aia for a Johnson county farmer. This rnan had thtrty-fivo acres tn alfalfa. Tho first cutting yletded two tons per acre 'the second, four bushels of seed and ope ton Of straw per acre, and the third, wilt make a- fair crop of fodder Tho first rand' second crops have been marketed and have brought the owner of the land 12.800, or better than S80 per acre. , - ., Killine Frostis . Felt in the State According to the reports of the agents. sent 'to Omaha raitroods. Monday morn- Ing. there! were KlilliHT frosts and frees- n-teiMratttres In portions of .Nebraska stmdar night, but this condition was not Beairai, , ' The. sKrllnc ten's report Shows Ne braska Cltyf to have been the coldest spot In tl) state, there the. temperature get- was; ,wwH- w- a8ywt aoove zero. TltrtWitout the South Platte rountrv generaHy the temperature ranged from fsK. ttrs above, fmd from Norfolk, brown to CMPer, r.om is to to. up and do wit the Mlteouri valley from Orriaha the rke was from SI to 40, with 4 (ev .sW sUltlle higher. From Omaha to Of And IMnd there was frost all the Way, id frort b kit name place, west Hies the union -Paettla to Cheyenne, temperatures Were from 32 to S3. p District Clerk to Keep Office Open atNightThisWeek Tho office of the clerk of the district court on tho first floor of the court house will be open ovenlngs until 10 O'clock Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and, Friday of this week to allow per sons of foreign birth who took out their first naturalization papers more than reven years ago to secure their second papers Inside the legal limit, which Is September 26. Clerk Smith is urging all who aro able to come 'to the court house In tho day time to do so, but Is giving men whose pay would bo docked for "time off" op. portunlty to come to the court house at night. Under a now federal low those who declared their Intention of becoming citizens prior to September 26, 1905, must complete their naturalization by the Kth of this month or their first papers will be held void. Abl'lty to understand and write Eng. Ush i also a requirement of tho new law, and many foreigners who are now to became citizens will be barred after September 23 by this requirement NEW YORKER STRUCK'BY LITERATURE ABOUT OMAHA Concise, comprehensive facts about Omaha published In a halt dozen neat little pamphlets, took tho eye of- S. C. Mead, secretary of tho Merchants" as sociation of New York, when ho arrived Omaha for tho meeting of tho Cen-rt' "UnTyi-ill TTriTTA I Association of Commercial Secro-1 Xblilt . V U UlU. JJL V O Charter Election in tral tarles. So he sent a bunch of them back to New York City to his associates for the Information about Omaha they would Impart and for the example they set. of conciseness In preparing pertinents facts and figures about a city. Tho first thing that took his eye was the tornado book let prepared by The Bee Immediately after the Easter tornado. Desldes this he selected a copy of the Commercial Club Journal, the pamphlet showing lo diagram, form the organization of the Omaha Commercial ciub, "Omaha Growth," "Keasons Why" and a hand ful of postcards of Omaha views. EUGENE DUVAL BACK FROM BURIAL OF HIS. FATHER Assistant General Western Agent Duval of the Milwaukee is back .from Rich mond. Ind., where ha was called by the death of his father, Elalr Duval, ono of tho pioneers of the southern part of the state. The elder Duval was 78 years old and had been 111 for a long time, confined to his bed most of the time for two months before his death. Ho had ' been engaged in railroad work nearly all his life and for forty years he was operator, and agent for tho .Grand Trunk. He was an Intimate friend of Thomas Edison rind was Instrumental In having him learn telegraphy. Years ago Edison was .a train boy on tho Grand Trunk and when he would arrive at Mr. Duval's station he would Jump off, run Into the office and practice on the telegrdph key. In this way Edison learned telegraphy and became a lifelong friend of Mr. Duval. November Fourth City Attorney John A. nine has fixed the tehUtlve date of the "home ruls char ter election for NoVe'm'ber 4, at which time ho also suggests the proposition to vote $225,000 to purchase -the Auditorium be submitted. The date Is ftxfcd In the or dinance calling the special election which will bo given to the cty commissioners Tuesday morning. Tho commissioners may change' 'the-dnte of the election. Jf , . i i ' FINED F0R.C0NDUCTING A DISORDERLY HOUSE I. drossman. 624 North Sixteenth street, wan fined 1100 and dos'ts by Judge Foster for conducting a disorderly house, Grossman's establishment was tho scene of a shooting affray between two women Saturday at midnight, ahd It was stated by. witnesses tn police coUrt that Intoxi cants were sold Well after 8 o'clock Grossman appealed the case. PHILIPPINE GOVERNOR GENERAL TO LECTURE HERE Omaha Is on the' list' of cities for the lecture tour to be made this winter by Dean C Worcester, recently resigned as i governor-gnAral of the Philippines, who is tq talk about Filipino Cdndttlohs and progress and Illustrate with moving pic tures. The exact date "for' his Omaha Visit has not yet '. been fjxed. YEARS of experience have perfected the small refinements and details ,of service which make the H6I1L flOURAINE famous for its comfort. Ever room an outside room. Dairy tni food products Scan ccx own ton. Rooms without bath, $a.y up; -jrith tall), $oo. Parte Hooss and Yosng' naSsr sajMnEmagrinetJi-Rooms 1.50 up. J. R. WHIPPLE - COMPANY BOSTON Ai sreromi Wound Is trndeeed. antisceptlo by Bucblen's Ar lca Balve, th healing .wonder for sores, brn, Js. ecaema and salt rheum. Sc. Jfor 4le by Bfatcn Drug Co AdvertUe-qet- RYDER SAYS HE WILL LOOK INTO FAKING' AUCTIONEERS Police Commissioner J J Kyder has re ceiver several compia;nia mai auciioneors were selling fake Jewelry . and. otherwise contriving to separate confiding persons from . their .coin. "If these persons -vill call me or ccni tp tny, .office, rll versonolly Investigate whenever I can, and f I cannot, an of ficer wttl be sent' with tho complainant.' MkUt'tke commissioner. Ityier leconduct!ng an tnyestlgaton of sJiMrM ".actio b" and says It will go hard with tho auctioneers who have been mis- representing the goods they aelL lUftjiY WAKTTHE JO0S AS SPECIAL AKkSAR-BEN WEEK 'About 49 applicant- for positions as skeelal policemen flocked Into Chief of Fobe Henry W. Dunn's offtce after tho chief has. announced thirty-two special cecitters irould be put on duty during Ak- ar-Tlen carnival. The chief made up his .list ,oi 'anointments, with tho aid of sonw or tno commissioners, wno were appemeu to by the applicants. The policemen will bo sworn In Tuesday afternoon. lijws Wtrst Form . of Skin Diseases Htm "ii a Home Treatment ' that,. Overcomes even Worst Cases. M. F. HARRINGTON TO PRACTICE LAW IN OMAHA Hike Harrington Is going to open' a law office In Omaha. This "war horse of Ke braaka democracy has resided at O'Neill for many years and his family will stilt remain there, but Sir. Harrington And ft. M. Johnson have secured tult of rooms In the new State . bank building. Mr Johnson, also from O'Neill, and 0. F. Harrington, son of M. F., who graduated in June from th Harvard law school.' will reside in Omaha and .will have charge of the local offices, the ftrtn stilt maintaining offices at p'Nelll. AMENDMENT FOR ICE, ORDINANCE LAID OVER An amendment to the existing ice -or dinances, providing that no ice dealer j shall discriminate against any ptrpn, ' was laid over for one week by the city commission in committee Of th. whole. , TottX'c'or. S. Xota jiujprvuin k.. uiu)iu uwwv -v r ana nrieuro or too nose, n is very oo- atrUctve to tho tissues of the skin. No external treatment will overome It, as tbe ciuteof lupus la from impurities A whole bottle of medicine in one dose won't cure yoii The Omaha Bee goes to the homes and enables you to go thero too, overr hy bpsma .or mar other Skin DUW9 rrtll gr Skulkias; Aw it 7 a. B. s. A. Jtnr pimple sprds to the side of ordinance, saying he had embodied this provision tn the original ordinance, dratted In 107, but It had since been amended out. The mayor was absent and the oijllnance waa postponed until ha could be on hacd to present his cose. OMAHA OSTEOPATHS TO SPEAK AT CONVENTION Doctors C. II, Atsen, Peter Kan) anil Jennie Laird will bs among the speakers at the annual convention of Nebraska State osteopaths, which, will be held, ut 2erstii$et A&viMr ts tne JJoad to ' of this week. They will speak on jito 9i? . i rvjcna subjects tn the' blood s,upply. The only known method of cure i." to get the blood sup Sly undr the control of & a a. the famous .blood specific. Its notion is quite .remarkable and has direct lnflu encft upon the networn'of email blood yessela and glands in the akin. Not on drop of minerals or drurs is used In' it preparation. Ask for B.S.B. and Insist upon bavins it For Illus trated book on akin diseases write The Swift Speclflo Co.. IIS Bwtft JJlbo- ratorr. Atlhnto. Oo, Do not allow come seajoua clerk to larrup the atmosphero 1 In tl00.uer.5e over somethtngr "just a j Kood" as & a S. Beware of all tiubstl- i tutes. "Wliy does tho doctor tell you "to toko ft tenspoonful evory two hourg" instead of tho -whole bottle at ono gulp! Simply because it takes time to produce changes in the human body. ' It like.wise takes time to produce ' effects on peoples minds. - . Time is ono of tho necessary things in advertising. You advertise "today not only for tomorrow, but.more par ticularly to make everybody know about you and your goods wboro you are located and how you do business Building up a lino of customers is a slow process. - Advertising doesn't work as the foko doctox claims his "euro-all" will, but as the real physician's slow, pa tient "teaspoonful every two hours," Advertising is sure, because the laws that govern the humftn mind are as certain as the lows of gravitation. ,If you re'peat tacts about your busi ness p newspaper readers day- after dpy for a long period, those facts 'are bound to become a part of praotidally every reader's common knowledge. rery -reader of Tbe Bee knows where, certain Omaha stores are.' what kind and class of goods they keep and a good deal about the men behind the goods whether they have ever been inside the store or not. . What stores are -these? ABSO LUTELY WITHOUT EXCEPTION THEY ARE THE STORES THAT ADVERTISE IN THE BEE DAY AFTER DAY AND YEAR AFTER YEAR, . . Regularpatient and persistent adr vertising .is, the sure road to business-' success. You Mr. Merchant who ' have been timid or doubtful or careless why nbt start now Tod&y? SBBBBSSBBBBBBSB9BBSBBBBHbVBs9BH& SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBgaiBSllBBBBlBBBBBBBBBBBlBMHgSBBBBaBBSBBgBBBBBBBBJB .W HI m I 1 Mil MM HI I'1 ii. 1 Lli 'hi m IHilli 1 H mkmBmWmJLw m B mm H gssssrasMLaram&&g 1 n lZZZZ : : : I HANAN SHOES You need not too thao "Wlw to rtsoisnizo tho superiority of KAN AN SHOES. Hsnali BtitKS aT3 mado by cipcrti who flavo baca sottine tha standards for footwear for half a century. Once yflU wear Hanaa shoes' so othera will satisfy yon. Wo carry a complete stock of Hanaa shoia In all sizes and widths for men and women. 1419 Famam BsssWsssssssssssWSTlTltnsMrTffTT Offiee For Rent The laxgt room on gronKd floor of Be Buildinf,' oc cupied by the Harem White Goal Oo. Hice Far nam street front age. About 1,500 square feet of floor space with large vault. Extra ea trance from ccurt of the building. Fine office fixtures 'ire of fered for sale. Apply te N. P. FeiL Beo office. . ADVERTISING 18 THE ONLY WAY to get success in business. Someone once told a mer chant: "You would better ' advertise now or the sher iff will advertise for you later." The sheriff did, OCISATf STBASrSIIIPS. Mm mm. It's continuous advertising that pays THUOUGrt TOP., . GRAND 7i CRUISE Bribe pur nlilctst ' craliluc HumihJp "Cleveland" From New York, January 1915 Viiiting famous cities and ctmntrie pn. a palatial steamship which serves sa your hotel. Etery luxury and comfort assured. 135 days $900 and up laclcdlas Sbora Tilp and all aeceaary upcuu, Also Orulsss to tns Orleui IBflla, West Jtndiss, Panama Canal, &B 3 Sledltsrra&aas trips. Scni far lafkythllnt crulil HAMBURG - AMERICAN LINE 183 West SasdolpU St., Ohtcafo, HL, or local arsuiM. I