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Swarm in Spout of Water Tank
and for a time Successfully
Defend their Position.
Stokane, Wash., July 14.-Whi!e
swarming bees arc credited
with doing all sorts of unusual things,
probably this is the first lime that a
4ucen and its retinue and subjects com
pletely tied up a steam railroad. It
happened on the Ilan iman system at
Twin Falls, Idaho, the other day, when
a lusty swarm accomplished what the
rational Congrt as, James J. Hill and
well organized agencies have utterly
failed to do.
Tin dishpans, tom-toms, whistles and
other recognized lures failed to dis
lodge the swarm, which had settled in
the spout of the atandpipo at the water
tank, where a long train of freight
ein stood on the main line without suf
ficient water in the boiler of the big
Mogul to pull out. The driver and
coal-heaver did excellent team work in
trying to reach the pipe, but the bees
gave them short shift and the men re
fused to make the second attempt.
IL A. Swab, a local expert in bee
matters, bore down upon the scene to
capture the swarm. Ho was armed
with a nail keg and two long sticks.
He sent his helper to coax the bees in
to the keg, but in less than six seconds
the assistant had a score of active bees
up hi sleeves, and he made a dush to
ward the railway station. Swab also
remembered he had an important busi
ness engagement elsewhere.
The foreman and members of the
section crew were routed, and when
the engineer appealed to Agent Sulli
van that worthy declared it was a mat
ter for the maintenance of way depart
ment. The conductor of the stalled
train suggested sending for the sheriff,
wfaile the stoker insisted upon calling
oat the fire brigade. The brakeman on
the front end offered no solution, as he
was nursing a dozen or more knobs of
the size of a mature hickory nuts on
face, hands and body.
Finally, a by-stander prescribed the
water cure, adding: "If that doesn't
drive 'era away nothing will." A well
directed Btream from a garden hose
aeemed to have a quieting effect, and
the pipe was lowered to the intake on
the tender and the tank filled with bees
vWhile replacing the pipe the fireman
"was attacked by a few stragglers and
to protect himself from further on
slaught he tied a red bandanna hand
kerchief around his head. After rais
ing the spout he tucked the handker
chief into his pocket and accepted the
nxHijjratulatlons of the onlookers upon
liis escape, but while mopping his face
a vagrant bee winged its way out of
the fulds of the bandanna and stung
him on the lip.
After the excitement with the bees,
two small boys climbed to the roof of
the water tank ami with bare hands
raptured the queen, placing it in the
fctrttom of the keg, into which the bees
When the therometer
climbs up to the vicinity
of 100 in the shade there
is no one item that will
give more comfort to the
busy housewife than a
gasoline stove. Besides
eliminating the heat and
smoke problem, they are
cheap to install and cheap
to operate. We have
them, guaranteed in every
respect, at from $2.50 to
quickly swarmed. Swab bought the
swarm presenting the boys $1.25 to
swell the candy and lemonade fund,
and the incident closed.
As it is not likely that the real cause
of delaying the train will be incorpor
ated in the official report to headquar
ters, the foregoing record is made to
show what caused the tie-up on the
. A. ,, A. A. A. A.
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It wasn't the name that made the fame of
It was the goodness of the crackers
that made the fame of the name
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passenger 9:43 a. m.
No. 106 To K. C, St. Louis,
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No. 194 Local Freight .... 10:40 a. m.
TRAINS NORTH ;
No. 103 From K. C, St. Louis, !
passenger .5:02 p. m.
No. 105 From K. C, St. Louis, .
passenger 6:12 a. m.
No. 193 Local Freight 3:00 p. m.
Tickets sold and baggage checked to
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Talt to "Open The Grip."
Spokane, Wash., July 14.-President
Taf t has been chosen by the traveling
salesmen of the Pacific Northwest to
"open the grip" at the Interstate fair
in Spokane the week of September 20,
when ho will be their guest. This
ceremony is to take the place of pres
sing a golden button. The invitation
was extended by Congressman Miles
Poindextcr of Spokane, and W. I
Edris, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the traveling men's club and
postmaster-elect of this city, has re
ceived advices that the president will
formally open the fair in person. A
citizen's committee, headed by David
T. Ham, and officers of the Spokane
chamber of commerce and the One
Hundred and Fifty Thousand club are
arranging for the president's visit and
from the plans already made it may be
taken that the chief executive will
know when ho reaches the heart of the
Inland Empire. It was expected that
President Taft would attend the 17th
session of the National Irrigation Con
gress in Spokane, August 9 to 14, but
as he will not start on his western trip
until September 15, the earlier visit is
out of question. It is likely there will
be more people from various parts of
the Northwest gathered together in
Spokane during the president's stay
than have ever been here on any other
occasion, not excepting former Presi
dent Roosevelt's visit several years
The News-Herald is in a position
to use a couple of good solicitors either
all or part .of the time. We have a
good proposition one you can make
some money with. Pleaso write Im
mediately, or call at the office.
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Moisture Proof Packages
John Albert and wife who recently
retired from their fine farm near Cedar
Creek and became residents of Platts
mouth drove out into the country to the
home of their son-in-law August Engel
kemeir near Murray yesterday and
spent the day. Miss Emma Albert
who has been visiting there for several
weeks returned home with them. John
states that crops of all kinds arc in
good condition in that vicinity, wheat
especially promising a good yield and
most of it being cut and shocked.
A. L. TIDD J
Bank of Eagle, Eagle. 3.
Nehawka Bank, Nehnwka. j-
Bank of Murdock, Murdock. T
First Nat'lbsnk, Greenwood. 1
State bank of Murray, Murray. 4
First Nat'l bank, Plattsmouth. T
Notioe To Creditors.
Stato of Nebraska,
S3. In County Court
In the matter of tho estate of Addison H
Notice is hereby riven that tho creditors of said
deceastd will meet the Administrator of said es
tate, before me. County Judge of Cass County,
Nvbranka, at the County Court room In I'latta
mouth, in said County, on the ruth day uf July.
130. and on the 31st day of January. l'An, at 10
o clock A. M., each day, for the purpose of pre
senting their claims for examination, adjustment
Six months are allowed for tho creditors of said
dectasad to present their claims and one year for
the Administrator to settle said estate, from the
30th day of July. 1U09.
Witness my hand and seal of said County Court,
at Pluttsmouth, Nebraska, this 1st day of July,
Allkn J. Beeso.s,
23-8 ' Seal. County Judge.
Tho defendants Mary Mairowan, Harriot L.
Carper, Carper, (first name unknown),
William Rolls, Joshua Stroud. Sarah A. Stroud,
Lombard Investment Company. Harry E. Mooncy,
San ford D. Laitd, and Frank HaKorman, Iteeoiv
ers Lombard Investment Company non-resident
dcfondants.ar.d the unknown heirs of Kiley Jones,
Tennessee Rolls, nee Jones, Wiley O. Jones.Isalx ll
Ruby, nee Jones, and Geome S. Ruby, deceased,
will take notice that on the 9th day of July 1909.
John C. Knabe, the plaintiff Hied his petition in
the District Court of Cass county, Nebraska,
against tho above named defendants, the object
and prayer of which is to cancel a certain morf
page given by Oswald Baier, and wife, to the
Lombard Investment Company, dated March 8,
1KX9. and to quiet the title in the plaintiff to the
following described real estate situated in Cass
county, Nebraska, to-wit:
The West ono-half Ci of the southeast quarter
(). the southwest quarter i) of the northeast
quarter fa) the south twenty-five 125) acres of
the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter!)
the east fifteen (If)) acres of the northwest quarter
() of the northeast quarter I1), the south six
() acres of the remainder of the northwest quar
ter (') of the northeast quarter C) the west
17.A3 acres In lot three (3) in the northeast quar
ter (') of the northeast quarter () kit six (ti)
containing 13.21 acres in the southeast quarter I )
of the northeast quarter ('' all In section Thir-ty-two
Township Klevon (11) Range Thirteen (13)
containing l'.Hj.K) acres, and that each of said de
fendants and thoso claiming under or through
them, be forever barred from having or claiming
any interest in said real estate, and for equitable
You arc required to answer or plend to snlrl pe
tition on or before the H In! day of AugtiKt. Wi.
Dated at IMattsmoiith, Cass cuunty, Nebraxka,
this I'th day of July l'.X
2i-H John G. Knaue, Plaintiff.
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