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How They Practice Government Owner'
the Land of the
LATEST RUMORS AND SPECU
LATIONS OF POLITICIANS.
A CONGBESSMAH'S COMMENTS,
HERBERT TALKED OF FOR THE NAVY
Government Ownership of Railways,
Telegraphs, Telephones, Street
Cars Electric Lights, Gas,
A Letter From Kern.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 18,
Editor Allx hce-Lndependent:
Find enclosed a clipping from an
evening paper here to which I desire
' to call your attention, and by your per
mission, the attention of your
It is worthy of snore than passing
notice because it bears directly upon
questions of vital interest that are ati
issue in our own country today, rartic
ularlv do I commend this article tq
the attention of the average republican
nnlitician of Nebraska who seems U
have a "holly horror" of governmeni
control of railroads.
This articlo is particularly interes
in? at this time for the reason th
next week come up ia the hou
the famous (or rather infamous) Ni
razua Canal schemo which means if
aiKvfisBful. another robharv of the ieo-
, a -
pie through the medium of 2 bo ids.
In short it means for the eoverncW
to furnish the- capital and stand bejind
a corporation while, the corporaion
robs tke people
And the name of every man who
votes for it should become a "h'uing
and a by-word" among the peoplo.l
The next few days may determine
whether we will put a chock orjf this
modern manner of highway rbery
the canal is a hisrhwav) or whener a
new impetus shall be given it, ad the
robbers sent on their way rejlcing.
Wfl should have the canal, hit the
government should own and coitroi it,
and the whole people receive ill the
V i ci. . , v I
I Let ma ask those fellows mo cry
paternalism every time any of the re
forms advocated by the popiists are
mentioned, what is this but jaternal
ism of the worst kind? T.e parent
not only discriminates in .talor of a
very small number of his ohLuren, but
actually ste als millions f rm I the bal
ance of the children andpanlds it over
to the pets. ' ,
Well, we shall see whal fe shall see.
Hen. Josepn C. Lewelllng, membsr
of Parliament from Victoria, Australia
is stopping at the National Hotel. Mr.
Leweiling is a native of Australia, be
tween forty-five and fifty years of age,
and a-remarkably fine specimen of man
hood as developed, in the South Seas.
Mr. Leweiling came to the United
States to learn what he could about
the manufacture of iron and steel, and
has been in Birmingham and Pittsburg
.jiong other places, and is particularly
impressed with the immense plant at
"It will be sometime," said he, "be
fore we will have such a plant in Vic
toria. There is no steel manufactured
at present in Australia, but it will not
be a great while before the government
will be making its own steel rails used
on the government railways. Our iron
mines are inexhaustible, coal is plenti
ful, and thero is no reason why we
shoi 'd not, manufacture our own steel,
!np tno rl rf'i2anrlin(T tn W.BranA f r It.
'It does not appear to be generally
known among Americans that the rail
ways in Australia are owned and opa
rated by the different colonial govern
ments;., As far as that is concerned,
however, I find Americans, as a rule,
know: very little about Australia. It
would appear to me that tho affairs of
a continent larger in area than the
United States and inhabited by the
same race of people ought to b3 of
some interest to you. We at the an
tipodes keep pretty, well posted on
America. There is scarcely a school
JpvJiut can call off the list of your
ra,. uj-wur states and name ycur presi
dents from Washington down to Cleve
land. I must admit there is one thing
thafris not fully understood, and I hope
nevef will be. That is your politics
what you term political machines.
"There are probably as many gov
ernment employes in the colony of
Victoria alone as there are in the
whole TTnited States," continued Mr.
Leweiling after a ruminative pause.
"Besides building and operating tho
railways, the government manufac
tures all the rolling stock, runs the
tramways or street cars, telegraph and
telephone lines, water, gas and elec-
mine its iron and coal ana mate its
wn t-eel. Wo have a system in Vic-
in Mnmi!iw nil tlinan l .'1 HI H (T Vrt
pioymens UHuer me euvciuiucui mj
pass an examination of some kind
somc hing that will demonstrate their
fitness or aptitude in some particular
line. The examinations are competi
tive. There is no agitation among
our people to transfer the railways
from government control to corporate
ownership. The first railway in Aus
tralia was built from Melbourne to Gee
tong in 18(52. We now have mora
Ntilou of T-uilurntt in nomnarison with
the population, than any other country
in the world. .. urii j)
7f Eskimo women are boot and shoo mak
rs as well as tailors and mantuamakera.
Joots are made of sealskin throughout, or
lse the legs of sealskin and the soles of
IThe first large quantity of American
Oonges evfer sent to European markets
Ls recently shipped from Philadelphia.
His 101 comprised o,uuu pounas eacn 01
to kinds of spoDges from tho Florida
IIS 1 -
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Crashed to Death.
McCook, Neb,, Deo. 28. An awful
railroad nccident occurred at Perry
station, about six miles west of Mo
Cook, at 5 o'clock this evening, which
resulted in the instant death of Engin
eer Andrew Cummins and Fireman
Baxter W. Goodrich, both of whom
are recent arrivals from Red Cloud.
where they were formerly in the em
ploy of the B. & M. It seems that the
engineer and fireman, with engine 135,
were pulling the gravel train back to
the gravel pit at Waunetta and were
backing up, thero being no turn table
at Waunetta. At Ferry station they
encountered and run over some horses
the animals going under the engine,
which was thrown into the ditch, the
tender on one side, the locomotive
proper on the other side of the track.
Bolh of the engine men were pinioned
under the locomotive and were crush
ed to death.
Word was brought here by a horse
man and the wrecker and crew
quickly repaired to the scene. The
work of reU-jisiner the dead men
was prosecuted with vigor, the
crushed and disfigured bod.es
being brought back Ito IMcCook at
eight o'clock. Both of the unfortu
nate men have families living at Bed
Cloud, Mrs. Cummings having one
child. The dead fireman's family con
sists of a wife and two children-
Heavy I jobs by Fire.
Omaha. Dec. 28, The Continental
block, a four-story brick building lo
cated at Fftoenth and Douglas streets,
was visited by fire at 9:15 last night
and almost completely destroyed.. Tha
loss to building and contents will
reach fully. $200,000. The immense
carpet and furniture establishment of
S, A. Orchard &Co., situated at 1414,
1416 and 1418 Douglas street, occupy
ing four floors, was coupjetelv Jftjtted,
not a dollar's worth of goods being
saved from the ruins. The loss here
will, it is estimated, reach fully $120,
000, of which $95,000 is covered by in
surance. The Continental Clothing
company, occupying a frontage of
lzty-six feet on both Douglass and
Fifteenth streets and first and second
floors of the building, suffered severely
from fire, smoke and water.
Get a Steady Job.
Omaha, Deo. 28. George Faust was
yesterday sentenced to the penitentiary
for life. The convicted murderer was
taken before Judge Davis yesterday
morning and asked if there was any
reason why he should not be sentenced.
He did not have anything to offer ex
cept a mild plea for leniency and the
court passed upon the case ordering
his imprisonment in th peuitentiary
at Lincoln for life at hard labor. The
prisoner, who has stood the ordeal of
the trial with some show of nerve,
broke down when the sentence was
-i i i in A'i.i T r.
passea ana crieu hko a caiiu. tie was p
led from the court room and will be
taken to the penitentiary in time to
start in the new year in his new quar
ters. Held for Murder
Falls Citt, Dec. 27. Edward Rum
baugh, who was Bhot by Michael
Casey, jr., at a dance in Barada De
cember 23, died of his wound Sunday
evening. Yesterday Coroner Staven
hld an inquest and tho jury found that
young Casey should be held fcr mur
der. Tho sheriff arrested Casey today
and the preliminary hearing was set
for tomorrow. Casey claims that he
acted entirely in self defense and
his appearance shows that he received
rough treatment from some quarter.
A. O. U. W.
Oveeton, 'Neb. , Dec. 28 Monday
evening, December 26, the Overton
lodge, Ancient Order of United Work
men, elected officers for the ensuing
year, as follows: I. W. Wallace, mas
ter workman; C. II. Worthing, fore,
man; T. P. Black, overseer; James
Pullen, recorder; H. T. Worthing,
financier; E. O. Boardman, M. D.,
treasurer and medical examiner; Wal
ter E. James, guide; J. W. Dunaway,
inside watchman; John Henderson,
Was He Murdered?
Odell. Dec. 28. Herman Thiesson,
who was found dead in his house a few
days ago, is supposed to have been
murdered. A 88-caliber bulldog re
volver with one chamber empty was
found by his side.but a 22-calllber bul
let was found to have passed through
his heart Evidence of a struggle at his
well was also found, but who the mur
derer can be no one ha9 the least
idea. That he was murdered no one
There is something about the cedar logs
that are now being exhumed in Cape May
county, Kew Jersey, and that aro said to
have been buried for more than 2,000
years, that imparts a soft and melodious
one to a violin, and the logs are being
cut ud for the makineof sunh lnKtrurrutitm
LINCOLN, NEB. , THURSDAY,
DANGERS OF THE SEA
AWFUL EXPERIENCES OF THE
AT THE MERCY OF STORMY BILLOWS
Her Machinery Breaks Down la Mid.
Ocean and the Great Vessel Has Big
Holes Founded Throuch Her Into
Which Water Knshes Only
the Bulkheads Between
Passengers and Death.
Queekstown, Dec. 29. The steam'
ship Nordland was towed into Queens
town harbor by the steamship Ohio at
7 o clock last evening. All the passen
gcrs were on deck, waving hats and
handkerchiefs and cheering. Anchor
was dropped and the passengers were
removed to shore by a tender.
All showed sisrns of the anxiety
which they had suffered, and some of
the elderly steerage passengers were
hardly able to walk. Several women
fell on their knees and cried the mo
ment they were landed.
a ranK onca, a nrst cabin passenger
now stopping at a vJueenstown hotel,
tola his experience: "The first two
days out of .New York were fairish,
although a part of the time a heavy
sea was running.
"Five or six of us were in the smok
ing room talking about how we should
pass Christmas in Antwerp when there
was a terrific crash and we were
thrown from the seats into a heap on
the floor. The vibration of the ship
almost shook us from our feet as we
a gigantic hammer was pounding on
the ship's bottom. The passengers
came run ning on deck, half dressed
and white from fear. We surrounded
the captain and he told us the main
shaft was broken but that there was no
immediate Reason for alarm. The
other officers who were not busy be
low walked about among the passen
gers and encouraged all to believe
that there was no danger. In a few
minutes we learned that the en
gineers, at a great risk to r their lives
had found the broken shaft had
smashed two stay plates. The bulk
head, however, had been kept tight.
The vessel pitched and rolled terribly,
so that we saw we could not trust to
the boats in case the worst came.
"We were just becomixg calmer
when we saw the crew rushing through
the steerage carrying bedding, mats
and carpets to be stuffed into the
tunnel box. We all knew then that
the water was coming in. Nobody
slept that night. The women sat cry
ing in the cabins and the men crowded
the smoking room to play cards and
talk over the situation. We were all
badly frightened. Tho vessel rolled
terribly and with every roll came a
tremendous thump, as if a piece of
the shaft was loose and smashing
things in the hold.
"Friday was uneventful. The tables
were laid as usual, but few cared to
eat. At 2 o'clock on Satutday morn
ing, the lookout yelled: 'Light ahead.'
Everybody turned out and listened
eagerly for the next word. 'She's a
steamer,' was the next call. We all
shook hands and cheered, and many
ran about shouting for joy. We all re
mained on deck the rest of the night,
watching the Ohio's lights.
"The Ohio began towing us very
slowly. The strain caused by the
seas was too great, howeverf'fiand
after five minutes the hawser Broke.
Before another hawser could be
passed nine hours elapsed. Tho sec
ond hawser broke, as did also the third.
On Sunday morning other hawsers
were fixed, and as the weather had
improved meantime, they held until
we reached harbor."
Appointment as a Deputy Marshal
Will Have to lse Explained.
Washington, Dec. 29. Attorney
General Miller is disturbed by the re
port that Bill Dalton, a brother of the
notorious outlaws, has been appointed
a deputy United States marshal at
Coffeyville, Kan. He said yesterday
that the first intimation he had re
ceived in regard to the matter was
when Senator Vest alluded to it in his
speech in the senate last week. He
had at once applied to tho United
States marshals in - Kansas and the
Indian territory for information on
the subject, at the same time express
ing his surprise and disapproval at
such an appointment, but so far ho
had received no response from either
He explains that the department
never interfered with the marshals in
the appointment of their deputies
unless there were special reasons for
so doing, but indicated very clearly
that ho would not countenance tho
appointment of a man of Dalton's
stamp. No further action will be
taken until tho two marshals havs
been heard from.
DECEMBER 29. 1892.
Th Vniavory Scandal Case Transferred
( From France to Ketr York.
Ww York, Dec. 29. Edward Par
ker Deacon who shot M. Abeillo in
the 4"tel Splendido, Cannes, France,
because of intimacy with hia wife,
haa, J through Coudcrt Brothers,
brought action in the supreme court
for aa absolute divorce from his wife,
Florence Deacon, on the ground that
Mrs. Deacon is now residing in France,
Judg Lawrence has jiven permission
thai; the summons be served by
Teachers In Session.
TortKA, Kan., Dec. 29. Ex-President
D. S. Pence of Wichita, called to
order the thirtieth annual meeting of
tho Kansas teachers' association at
Representative hall last evening. Af
ter several addresses President J. E.
Klock of Leavenworth, spoke on
"Over Crowded Courses of Study in
Elementary Schools." Among those
wno reaa papers to-Uay was Carl Betz,
instructor of physical culture in the
Kansas City schools.
Industrial Legion AVork Progressing.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 29. The
Populist conference in session here
was occupied this morning with plans
for pushing the organization of tho
Industrial Legion. The fitness of can
didates for state organizers was can
vassed and some attention was paid to
preparation of organizers' instructions.
When the conference adjourned for
dinner General Vandervoort said that
practically all the state organizers are
agreed upon. .
Rook Island Men to Hold a Conference.
Chicago, ' Dec. 29. Two delegates
from the working agents and operat
ors on each division of the Rock Island
railroad will meet in conference this
week in Chicago with Assistant Gen
eral Manager Allen. The obiect
opera U'4s and the company. Those
who will send delegates compose the
non-striking force of the road. The
company is now, it is said, doing busi
ness unhindered by the strike.
Governor-Elect Leurelllnar on Cratches.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 29. Governor-
elect Leweiling arrived from Wichita
this morning and is staying at the
Chesterfield. He is on crutches, his
ankle still being sore on account of his
fall last week. He has not decided
whether he will remain in Topeka un
til his inauguration, but may go back
to Wichita to-morrow. He was clos
eted with Mr. Close, his private secre
tary, all morning.
A Step Toward lilmetani.im.
Paris, Dec. 2.9 Prof. E. Benjamin
Andrews, president of Br. wn univer
sity, one of the American 'lelegates to
the international moneta: conference
at Brussels, left to-day mi his return
to New York. In a conv -rsatioa prior
to his departure he expressed himself
as pleased with the moactary confer
ence, which, he said, marked a step's
advance in bimetallism.
Caring for tho Chicago Poor.
Chicago, Dec. 29. One of the pro
visions of the will of Granville S. In
graham is that a hospital be erected to
cost perhaps S250.GOO, certainly not less
than 100,000. There are no specific
instructions beyond the mere direction
that it be erected for the "sick poor"
and that it be supervised by Mrs. In
graham. German Soldiers Too I'rone to Shoot.
Berlin, Dec. 29. Orders have been
given to army officers not to supply
sentries with ball cartridges after the
end of the present year. This step is
taken in view of the much too frequent
affrays between civilians and sentries
in which tho latter usually use their
arms with fatal effects.
Starr, a Deputy Marshal.
Coffevville, Kan., Dec. 29. Fol
lowing the appointment of Bill Dalton
as deputy marshal comes the informa
tion that Bill Lipsey, brother-in-law
of Henry Starr, the desperado, and
brother of Sam Lipsey, who killed his
man in the territory in the summer of
1891, has been appointed a deputy
by Marshal Needles of Muskogee.
Bill Lipsey himself has a most un
savory reputation, and some days ago
he was heard in this city to say he did
not blame Starr for killing Marshal
A Child lturnrd to Death.
Trenton, Mo., Dec. 29. Clara, the
4-ycar-old daughter of Lawrence
Nichols, a coal miner, was burned to
death at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The mother of the child stepped out to
a neighbor's for a few minutes, "leav
ing a pan of berries setting on tho
stove. When she returned the little
one'3 clothing was all aflame, and in
tearing them from her body, the
mother was quite severely burned.
Large pieces of burned flesh adhered
to the shreds of clothing and the body
and limbs of the little one vers liter
ally coolied, death rcsulting-ln short
Improved engine practice has caused
the adoption of a mechanical device foi
constant feed of fuel to the furnace.
I I fl I " II
Likely to Build.
Nemg h, Neb.. Dec. 29. Dwight
uuencoett president o la rucele
Duluth Railroad company, returned
from New York Mojday, accompanied
Dy it o. llarvey, representative of
syndicate of eastern capitalists. Th
reprosenatlve business men ol
Neligh called on Mr. Harvey at th
railway office this afternoon. Mr.
Harvey stated that it was his intention
to visit a number of points on the
line to satisfy himself of its earning
capacity and on bis return to New
York he and hia associates would meot
and determinlne as to furnishing the
capital agreed, As to the prospects Mr.
Harvey declined to give an opinion at
present, but said he had known Mr.
Hitchcock for twenty-two years and
had furnished capital to build roads in
Indiana and Illinois of which Mr.
Hitchccck was prosldent and therefore
felt that he could place a great deal of
reliance on Mr. Hitchcock's statements.
Mr. Harvey was shown over the pro
posed line and terminal facilities in
this city. .. ,
naRSage Master Killed.
Pawnee Citt, Neb., Dec. 29. Re
ports reached here yesterday of a bad
wreck occurring on the Rock Island,
locating the accident at this point.
That a wreck occurred is true, but it
happened near Troy. Kas., about 8
o'clock yesterday morninc. and was a
head end oollision between passenger
No. 16. going east, and fast freight
No. 96. From the best information
that can be learned the accident re
sulted in smashing both engines and
wrecking a number of cars, entailing
a heavy loss to the company. Dad
Miles, an express messenger on 16, is
reported killed outright and several
others seriously injured. Just what
feai&fctl AeeolHsiod is "noTntntJwn
Passenger No. 13, due here at 1:40 p.
m., was reported nine hours late.
. Nothing Unearthed.
Osciola, Neb.. Dec. .20. Coroner
W. F. Nlckil of Stromsburg baa been
trying to have an inquest over tho
body of the man Zurosky, who lives
down by the Platte river in this county,
ana was ournea to death a week ago
last Sunday. The neighbors living
near there thought there had been foul
play and that Mr. Zurosky had been
murdered, and notified the coroner
who went down last Friday and learned
that when Mr. Zurosky was buried
they could not find his head. The
coroner empanelled a jury and ad
journed the trial until yesterday, when
they had the body exhumed and found
that both legs and one of the arms
were also gone. The jury brought in
a verdict of accidental death, and the
county puys the expenses.
Would Do It.
Nebraska Citt, Doc. 29 Chris
Mayes and Miss Annie Com stock have
been engaged for some time and a few
days ago the announcement was made
of their approaching marriage, which
was to take place this week. Rela
tives objected, however, on account of
the youth of both prospective bride
and groom, neither being out of their
teens. f Tuesday evening that started,
ostensibly, to attend a dance and have
not yet returned. The impression
prevails that they left en the Kansas
City train for Missouri, where no hard
hearted relatives could interfere with
Hastings, Deo. 29 H. V. Scott,
loreman of the car repair gang in the
B, & M. yards, narrowly escaped be
ing instantly killed last night while en
gaged in inspecting some freight cars,
which had been in a small wreck on
the Aurora branch, whose bumpers
had been misplaced. A switch eagtne
backed up and caught Mr. Scott be
tween the cars, in a space of about
four inches. The company physician
who attended him says he will re
cover. Knocked Off tho Track.
Lincoln, Dec. 29. While walking
on the Union Paclfio track south of the
penitentiary yesterday, Joe McGraw,
aged 16, was struck by a train, throw
ing him from the track. He was picked
up and brought to the city in an un
conscious condition. Dr. Mitchell
found his spine injured and a com
pound fracture of one arm. He is do
ing well and his friends have hopes of
Took Him Back.
Plattsmouih, Deo. '20. George
Little,, wanted in Harrison county,
Iowa, for shooting with intent to
kill, was arrested in this city by Chief
of Police Grace, and the sheriff of
Harrison county took possession of
An English woman has patented a de.
vice by -which a skirt may bo elevated
neatly and evenly all around by a simple
tug at a band.
Collin., Phelp. Carlisle, Bloant, Toeker
and DlekliuoB Seam to B Tavorlte
Kamea for the Cabinet Prophets
to Conjor With Other Late
Washington News of an
. eral Interest.
WAsnixoTow, Dec 28. One partial
cabinet list presented by some of the
prophets for consideration yesterday
was ex-Minister Phelps for secretary
of state, Morrison or Carlisle for sec
retary of the treasury, "Pat" CoUinsof
Boston for secretary of war, Herbert for
secretary of the navy, Dickinson for at
torney general and Blouht of Georgia
forpostmastergeneraL The solid dele
gation of Alabama is in favor of Her
bert becoming secretary of the naw.
and his appointment would generally
be approved by men in the South and
by men in all sections who have served
with liitn in . concress. There ia a
strong belief, however, that Colonel
Lamont has been selected for that
place, and Herbert may get something
The selection of Collins as snRrntarv
of war would meet with general ap
proval among Democrats, but it is like
ly that ho might not accept anything
but the attornev irenerai&hirj. Con
cerning this place, however, there is a
growing belief that it will go to Dick
inson, in spite of the fact that ha haa
declared that he does not want to go
into the cabinet.
Thero are three Southern men of
reputation prominently spoken of for
for the attornev eeneralshin. - Thv
are John Randolph Tucker of Vir
pinia, Representative Culberson of
Texas, who is regarded as one of the
strongest men in the South, and ex-
Kepresentative Hammond of Georgia.
Ills Brother Robert Talks of James G.'s
Religious Vie wj.
Washington, Dec. 28. Robert
Blaine, 'a brother of James O., em
ployed in the bureau of aaimal indus
try, is given as authority for the fol
lowing statement in regard to the
visits of Cardinal Gibbons to his sick
'The cardinal would scarcelv come
without an invitation," said Robert
Blaine, "and it would seem nlain to
the dullest that his visit could be for
no business or political purposes. The
truth is," continued Mr. Blaine's
brother, who, by the way, is , a devout
catnoiic. uur mother was nh earnest .
member of that chnreh anqf raised us
all in the faith. There hai never been
?iTTien'' in nyL.brothcrX.Ufa.-When.;..
ne diaiioT'wear the scapular which
was put about his neck by our mother,
and it is there now. His children, too,
are and were members of the Catholic
church. Mrs. Coppinger died a de-
vout Catholic, and Hattie Blaine
is a constant and thorough communi
cant. Yonng Jimmy may or may not
be. I don't know. He was baptized '
into the Catholic church like all the
others and was educated at the Cath
olic university in Georgetown. Among
members of the family, there never
was any doubt as to Mr. Blaine's re
ligious views. We all knew he was a
Catholic in belief, though, of course,
busy as he was in politics, he seldom
attended, and could not be called a
Speaking of the ex-secretary's for
tune, Robert Illaine said: "My brother
is not so wealthy as some think. He
sold his Dupont Circle house to the
Lciters recently at a good figure. He
was also offered SI 10,000 for the place
he lives in. He told me at the time
of tho Leiter sale that he supposed he
was worth about SS."0,000. There is a
$50,000 policy on his life." ,
Sherman Favors Antl-Optlon Bill.
Washington, Dec. 28. Senator Sher- .
man stated yesterday that he was col
lecting data for a speech on the anti
option bill. He will speak in support
of the measure soon after congress
convenes. The friends of the measure
are elated over the fact very much.
RAILROAD CROSSING WAR.
Prospects Are Bright for an Exceed
ingly Lively Contest.
Nevada, Mo., Dec. 28. A lively
scrimmage occurred yesterday at a
point about twelve miles west of Ne
vada, where the Kansas City, Nevada
and Fort Smith railroad sought to
cross the Missiouri, Kansas and Texas
Several legal proceedings have been
begun by the two roads, and on Satur
day night the local attorneys of the
Kansas City road applied to Judge
Stratton, of the circuit court, for an
order restraining the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas from interfering with the
first named road in making a crossing.
Armed with the writ, Ceneral Mana
ger Richard Gentry, accompanied by a
deputy sheriff, left Nevada at 3 o'clock
yesterday morning for the point where
the two roads meet. Tho Kansas City
road had 150 men at work running
their line down to the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas track. They shoved several
box cars which the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas had placed in the way to
one side, and had torn up the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas track when Division
Roadmaster John Jamison of the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas, hove in sight
with a special train and about thirty
Mr. Jamison took in the situation
quickly and ran his train down to the
place where the Kansas City men'wero
working like Turks, trying to get .
their crossing spiked down. Mr.
Jamison was a littlo too quick for
them, however, and ho ran an engine
down, knocking their crossing all to
pieces and also ditching the engine at
the same time.
The Kansas City people then fastened
ropes around tho ditched engine and
by their own engines tried to pull it
over the embankment, but the "Katy"
men fastened ropes to the other side
and tied the m to trees so that it could
not be budged.
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