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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1906)
A BOY'S ADVENTURE
and $15.00 Suits and Overcoats
DANGLING OVEE DEATH IN
COAL MINE SHAFT.
True Story of a Pit Boy's Nerve
Cage Suddenly Starts Leg
Broken and Hand Crushed
There are numerous records ol
thrilling experiences and brave deeds
in connection with coal mines, , but
this accident, which happened to a
, boy, is somewhat unique.
; The hero of the Incident Is a pit boy
in the Garth colliery, situated at Mae
steg, in South Wales.
His duty is to mind the trams on
top of the pit and see that they run
properly on to the cage, in which men
and materials are . lowered into the
On the day when the accident oc
curred, the boy was at his -post as
sual. A cask of water, with a hose
attached, had been sent up in a tram
and placed on the cage, to be lowered
for the use of the mine horses.
A portion of the hose was hanging
over the side of the cage, and the lad,
noticing this considered that he would
have ample time to put it right before
the cage started on its downward
journey. He stepped partly on to the
'. cage, an i stood with his right foot
inside it, and his left on the staging at
the pit head.
Suddenly the cage began to move.
The boy gripped a projecting por
tion of the cage and clung to it, his
left leg falling between the cage and
the side of the shaft.
All might have gone well, but at a
certain portion of the shaft the cage
passes very close to some staging.
Against this the unhappy boy In pass
ing broke his leg.
Though in the greatest agony, the
boy hung on.
It was his only chance. '-,-
At this point, one of his companions
saw what had happened. He signalled
THE UNHAPPY BOY IN PASSING
BROKE HIS LEG.
to the engine-man to stop the cage,
and it was brought to a standstill 130
yards from the starting point, with
The Jerk caused the boy's left hand,
by which he was clinging, to become
jammed in the ropes by which the
cage is worked.
He dared not let go, although in in
tense pain His broken leg prevented
him from climbing Into the cage.
How was he to be rescued?
It was Impossible to bring the cage
to the surface again, since the boy's
leg would catch in the staging which
had already broken It, and he might
be dashed to the foot of the shaft.
The difficulty was solved by a cool
He climbed down the guide ropes
and pulled the suffering lad into the
Both were then brought to the sur
face, when the lad's Injuries were at
He said that he was not frightened,
although he hung over a shaft 300
He knew exactly what was happen
ing, and remembers everything that
No Trust. .
are In everything
"Yes, but not these nights."
"There is no trust In the look my
wife gives me when I tell her I have
been sitting up with a sick friend.
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our specialized $10 and $15, line of Suits
and Overcoats in the best American woolens
that reproduce the imported effects in blacks, blues
and the new shades of grey, original this year. The
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likewise give the hand made custom service. Men
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GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
Some Items of Real Inter est
The janitors and other employes in
the Chicago city ball are to receive a
weekly half holiday, like other city
employes. Mayor Dunne has become
interested In the cause of the janitors,
who have been compelled to work thi
full week, although all the other em
ployes in the hall enjoyed Saturday
afternoons in accordance with the
state law, and he directed acting Com
n'issioner of Public Works O'Connell
to grant the half holiday. '
An Important compact, unwritten,
has been made at Chicago between the
lumber and grain vessel unloaders, the
ore shovelers and the stevedores and
the lake pilots. These men, who are
so essential to the vessel owners as
time savers, have agreed not to handle
any cargo, on or off a boat, during the
coming season, which does not ship
with first and second mate both in
good standing. This is one of the
most determined stands ; ever taken
for a union shop.
A strike which was inaugurated in
a shoe factory at Rochester, N. T.,
eight months ago is still on. One of
the novel features of the strike oc
curred last week, when the firm de
clared that they could no longer stand
the very poor class of work which was
being turned out; that a big percent
age of the work shipped was being re
turned and that in the future better
work must be in evidence. About a
dozen of the non-unionists took um
brage at the assertion and quit work,
but other scabs were found to take
their places. . !' -
The Sale of House
closes Saturday night, April 28. Now is the time to buy many articles that
make easy spring work in house aad garden. Only a few can be listed here
to represent hundreds throughout the department.
Curtain Stretchers, 6 by 12 ft, mean
ing scale on each piece, regular price
$1.00, special 55c.
Ironing Boards, seasoned hardwood.
extra heavy, made to give satisfaction,
regular price $1.25, special 89c.
Clothes Dryers, thoroughly seasoned
hardwood, 37 ft. of drying space, regu
lar price $1.00, special 69c.
Water Pails, 12 qt., regular price 25c,
special 15c; 14 qt., regular, price. 30c,
Garden Hose, 3-ply guaranteed for 1
year, per foot 10c.
Hose Reels, regular price 75c, spe
Lawn Mower, 12, 14 and 16-inch,
Polar Refrigerators, high grade at a
low price, special $5.98. j
Tack Pullers, solid steel, special 3c.
Carpet Tacks, all sizes, per box . 3c.
Carpet Beaters, willow on wire, spe
cial 8c. I
Scrubbing Brushes, regular 10c qual
ity, special 7c; 5c quality, 3c; 18c qual
ity, 12c. . )
Tarine Moth Sheets, large size, reg
ular price 50c, special 35c
Tarine Moth Bags, all sizes, spe
cial 29c. . " . ,
Feather Dusters, handle extends
from 24 to 60 inches, regular price 25c,
special 10c . " .
Our Store Closes at 6:00 O'clock on Saturday
miller & Taine
eritng of the
Reached by the Chicago & Northwestern Railway
The land of profitable opportunity still lies open to the homesteader. . - . .
The Western frontier is rapidly disappearing,' hut the homesteader and settler still finds an
occasional opportunity to pick up a quarter section of Government land. One of the last chances
of this kind will be given by Uncle Sam when the Wind River or Shoshone Indian Reservation
lands are thrown open to the homesteaders some time this summer. . '
This tract of something over a million acres is situated In central Wyoming, just east of the
Jackson Hole country and the Yellowstone Park forest reserve. .
. In the mountains, elk, bear,, deer and other wild game have been most abundant. It has been
without railroad facilities in the past, but The- Wyoming & Northwestern Railway is now rapidly
laying rails across Wyoming from Casper, the present terminus of the North-Western Line, to Shc
shoni, the new townwhlch has sprung up since the. reservation opening has been announced and to
Lander in the Lander Valley, one of the richest spots in Wyoming, where numerous small irrigated
farms produce forty to forty-five bushels of wheat, two hundred bushels of potatoes, and sixty
bushels oats to the acre. ' . - -,' -:!.
This new line of railway opens up millions of acres of sheep and cattle range, where the rich
buffalp grass and gramma grass make the best pasturage on earth, curing like grain, so that stock
will fatten on it in the fall.
The new line passes through' Wolton, one of the biggest original wool shipping points in the
world, and will be completed to Shoshoni within the next sixty days or less.
Shoshoni is two and one-naif miles, from the reservation border, and here and at Lander the
Government will probably establish land, offices for registration twhen the Indian lands are thrown ,
open., - ' ' "
The Reservation has been inhabited by a docile, law-abiding people, who are engaged in farm
ing in a small way. . The most of them have taken up land tfy allotment, preparatory to abandon
ing the reservation, and the government is encouraging the leasing of these Indian farms, which .
are very choice lands, to white farmers. ' ' ,
The State of Wyoming controls the waters of Wind River and Little Wind River, and the State
engineers are making surveys and preparing for irrigation projects under State supervision, by which
a large proportion of the reservation will be placed under water and thereby made very valuable.
Agriculture here without irrigation is practically out of the question, and such lands as do not come
under the proposed ditch will be used for grazing lands; for which purpose they are without a
superior.".. '.''!' -' .!.;'.', . ' : r. . , ; '' ;. ' r;'."- h'-'-' '.'i
If the State builds the irrigating canals now proposed, it will give an opportunity for new
comers and settlers to secure work. .a. i
A laige movement of people' West is predicted when the rates for the Shoshone opening, are
placed in effect.
' The fortunate settler who secures one of these quarter sections will get his land at a poet of
about $1.50 per acre, payable in easy installments, covering a period of several years; This, of course,
does not include cost of water rights on uch lands as are to be irrigated. i
The Passenger Department of the Chicago &North-Western Railway announces that the open
ing of the Wind River or Shoshone reservation public lands In Wyoming has been postponed until
August 15, 1906, by joint resolution of congress. . ' "
Railroad construction to the Reservation border is being pushed rapidly, and will probably be
completed within a few weeks. ...... , 'r '
For Information call on or address R. V. McGinniv General Agent, C Ac N. V. Ry. Lincoln, Nebraska
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