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DEMOCRATS ENGAGE IN ACRI
MINORITY LEADER 18 ASSAILED
Williams Snyi Lnmar nml Shackle-
ford Were Left Off Committee on
Interstate Commerce Decnuse of
Their Attitude on Rate Legislation.
Washington Hoe. II. The ' "wand-
Ing of Doiui'i i'H f linen for the nmtiHo-
muni of RtpiiinlrntiB , " as Williams ,
the minority luiulur , jiut It Monday ,
occupied the attention of the IIOUBO
for moro thtin four hours. The result
nccompllHhed was n dofl thrown at
the minority Ion dor hy Representative
I < amar ( Kin. ) unit nnothor by Repro-
fiontntlvo Shacklcford ( Mo. ) . The
complaint of both resulted from the
failure of Williams to recommend
thnlr roappoliitinont nn members of
the committee on Interstate nnd for
eign commerce. Hoth nuulu long
pocclinn , In which \VIIllninu' leader-
nhlp was assailed front many points.
Williams replied to lnmnr at ROIIIU
loiiRth nnd briefly to Hhnckloford.
Ills defense wan that hint session the
Democrats on this cominlttoo wore di
vided and ho doomed It necessary for
the good of the party nnd country
that a unltnd minority roixtrt ihould
bo nmdn on the inhjoct of railroad
At Mines thorn was high tension In
the dohaU' . Lnnuir wan particularly
bitter In hto crlllclKin and openly de
clared that Ills heretofore personal
friendship for \Ylllli\nin was forovci
at an end unions the crltlcl.sniR of him
Rplf were retracted. HP , however ,
would recognize Wlllluins an thn
ShacUloford denounced all bosom
nnd placed himself entirely Independ
ent of party leadership In the house.
In the Senate.
The scniito wn In session for only
nn hour and a half and a portion of
that time \vni ; spent In the considera
tion of executive Inulne.sn. A num
ber of private bills were Introduced
in mi * I'lii'ii m nmiii unu Alllmlll JIIU-
Rented the report of HIP coimntttco on
appropriations on the Panama canal
bill. A communication from Secre
tary Shaw regarding campaign contri
butions by national banks WHB rend.
The sorretary enclosed a letter fiom
tbo comptroller of iho currency , say
ing that the reports of bank Inspect
ors reveal only a few muni ! contribu
tions In fourteen ypnrs.
J. W. Ciilton of Wayne IH In town ;
Mrs. OIo Ix > w of Stantou Is In tbo
L. A. Fisher of Madison was here
13. C. Hums of Scrlbnor was In town
A. 1C. Uemendor of Plalnvlow was In
town over night.
1 * . W , Homondor of Creston was In
the city over night.
Thomas Drablk was In the city this
morning from Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Grant of Genoa
were In the city over night.
( i. M. McMlllar of Meadow Orovo
was In Norfolk this morning.
Miss .Alma Henson of Hosklns Is
visiting Miss Nolllo Schwenck.
Mrs.V. . M. Katnbolt went to Omaha
this morning for a few days' visit.
George MeCombs , formerly of Nor
folk , Is visiting old time friends In the
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Thompson of
Nownian Grove were In the city this
Mr. anil Mrs , C. II. Hoynolds are ex
pected to rut urn from their trip to
New York Saturday or Sunday.
Henry Klosner has sold his resi
dence on North Thtiteenth street , to
Ignatz Grothe. Mr. Klosnor will move
his family to Rloomllold tomorrow.
A surprise party was given for Carl
Ahlmnnn at tbo homo of his parents
on South Fifth street Tuesday night.
The Unites missionary society of the
Congregational church will meet with
Mrs. Hurt Mapes Friday afternoon at
William Marquardt and Miss Mary
Fauhel were married at lladar yester
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. They will
live near Hadar.
Preparations go merrily on for the
two big holiday dances that of tbo
railroad men on Christmas night , and
that of the Eagles on New Years night.
The contract for the plumbing on
the new wing of the Norfolk hospital
has been let to the Norfolk Plumbing
nnd Heating company , and the work
J. S. Stafford went to Fremont yes
terday to look over the field with the
end In view of removing to that city.
Mr. Stafford formerly lived at Fremont
where ho enjoyed an excellent trade.
He will return from there tonight.
The demand for Ice In Norfolk has
been cut down about ono-lmlf what It
formerly was , and there will bo only
about half as much of the frozen
water put up In the city this year as
last. This Is due to the fire of last
spring which destroyed the Davenport
cold storage. George Stnlcop says
that ho has only about half as many
tons to put up this year on this ac
It Is being suggested around the
country that now Is a good tlnto for
the farmers to niako ready gifts for
the rural route carriers. Each Christ
mas the farmer Is becoming accus
tomed to giving a remembrance of
some sort to the man who brings mall
to the rural box each day. The rural
arrlei-H are underpaid and It In only
i fair thing for the larmer , who re
ceives the Hervlc.o free , to contrlhuto to
Anlhes K Hmlth will open their now
store Hi tbo UCOH building next Satur
day. December Hi. The linn has been
rushing things with a vigorous lot of
energy and will throw their doors open
to Ihn publle In wplte of time-delaying
obstacles with which they were con
fronted. The new sloro room IH n
ImndHoiuo apartment , long , airy and
well lighted , nnd the now furniture ,
too , In extremely attratelvo and bears
i metropolitan appearance.
Conductor Unhurt Craft , well known
In Norfolk where ho formerly lived ,
and who runs a train between Coun
cil lllulTH nnd Long Pine , Is very dan
gerously III tit Council IllnffH with ill-
cor of the stomach and his recovery Is
considered doubtful. Mr. Craft suf
fered Irom a violent hemorrhage and
a great loss of blood , which weakened
him very much. Ho him had the stomach
ach trouble for a number of years but
had thought he was Improving In con
Advices from Washington Hay that
the beheading of Pettljohn and Towlo
at Valentino , register and receiver ,
was dune by President Roosevelt on
the strength of n statement made by
Pcttljohn which WUH In tbo nature of
n confession. On this account It Is
mild that the department In Washing
ton Is much surprised that any effort
should be made to hear anything fur
ther regarding the mutter. .Indgo Olo-
Him of Hassett. and Mr. Tollvor of
Alnsworth are two men mentioned for
places In the olllco.
F. .1. Keller , formerly a Norfolk mill
er , IH IntcroHlcd In n new milling com
pany at Fremont. The Tribune Hays :
The llrown Milling company IIIIH JiiHt
tiled articles of Incorporation. The Ill-
corporators are : W. S. Brown , Alvah
HIIIWII , Arthur II. llrown , F. .1. Keller
and W. T. Martin. The business of
the concern Is the buying , selling and
milling of grain , dealing In real estate ,
live Htock , lumber and coal. The an-
llmrl/.ed capital stock IH $100,000 and
the Indebtedness may reach Iwo-tblrdH
of the paid up Htoek. Thn stock IH di
vided Into HharcH of $100 each.
NATIONAL LIVE STOCK COMMIS
Views of the Live Stock Markets at
South Omnhn , C. A. Mallory ,
South Omaha , Dec. 11. There Is
but little new of Interest to write on
the cattle situation Ibis week. The
supply continues liberal and the qual
ity only fair In all markets. The de
mand for strictly good well matured
cattle Is fully equal to the supply and
prices are well maintained while on
other grades of fat cattle , Including
butchers' stock , we note a decline ot
HKflMIic. compared with last week.
Stockers tiud feeders are wanted al
strong prices , especially those of gooi
quality and wo believe wo have seei
Iho low time for this season and foi
this clans of cattle and would not In
surprised to see better prices In Hit
We look for the usual holiday dull
ness during ( he next week or two am
do not anticipate very much change
from present prices but as wo stil
have confidence In bettor prices for fat
cuttle later on we do not believe I
good judgment to ship cattle that art
of good quality unless they are fat.
Hogs. The packers have been ac
tlu buyers In all markets for the lib
eral receipts of hogs and prices have
again advanced tOttTHic , closing at tht
best prices of the month. The quallt.x
shows some Improvement and the
nuige In prices still narrow. The Mis
soiirl river markets are being well sus
tallied with prices practically up t <
eastern markets and while wo do no
believe It good judgment to feel par
tleularly "bullish" on the hog marke
at this season of the year , wo tblnl
the outlook favors at least an average
mnrket for the near future.
The bulk of the hogs at this writing
Is selling at I.Sfidf I.O.'i. Wo think gooc
hogs bought to sell here around $ -1.7
will bo all right for next week.
Sheep and l ainbs. The supply o
fat sheep and lambs continues moi
orate and under a good demand , trad
ruled active and prices are the bcs
of the month. All kinds of fat sheep
and lambs selling well In line with
eastern markets but the half fat stuff
Is not wanted except at a good decline
nnd as wo are Hearing another poul
try season wo would advise our read
ers to hold back half fat sheep and
lambs , us wo have confidence In a
good strong market throughout for
this class of stuff.
BIGGEST EGG SHELL.
The Largest One Owned In America ,
Brought to New York.
Charles L. Wachter of Hoboken has
brought hero on the Carmauln the
largest egg shell In the world , says a
New York dispatch. It was laid moro
than four hundred years ago n Mad
agascar by a brd whch has been ex
tinct for 400 years. Ths Is the only
egg of the kind In the United States.
There are only ten such eggs In the
British museum , nnd only nine speci
mens in France.
The egg , which Is empty , Is as big
as n Rugby football. It was found by
the king of Madagascar several years
ago and sent to London , where Wnch-
ter bought It for $2,500. Ho lias not
yet decided what ho will do with It.
Wakefleld Burglars Plead Guilty.
"Yorklo" Lynch and "Kid" Parker ,
the two men caught by a posse near
Wakelleld some time ago after they
had blown a safe there , have pleaded
guilty to the charge of burglary and
i been bound over to the district court
I at Ponca.
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT HAO
OECN SET UP IN LIVONIA.
TROOPS JOIN INSURRECTIONISTS
Governor and Other Russian Officials
are Prisoners General Uprlclng cf
Peasants Panicky Feeling on the
J-'t Petersburg. Doc. H. Two men-
r.'iK''rH : , who arrived here from Riga ,
laving walked about Kit mllcb to
-atch a train at Plock , not only con-
Inn the repo-l that a provisional gov-
'rnment haH been sot up In Livonia ,
ml they Bay that many of the troops
lave gone over to the Insurrection *
( Us. Dvlnn fort , commanding Hlga
uirhor , IH In their possession and the
governor and other Russian officials
ire prisoners. The monsengorK added
hat the provisional government oxer-
Ises authority throughout Livonia
ind part of Courlaml , that the gov-
M'timont has declared the separation
of the Lithuanian people from thu
IpttHlnn empire. They have chosen
tew local otllclals anil have decreed
he annulment of the contracts bo
ween the peasants and the landown-
TH. There Is a general uprising of
he native peasants , who are travel-
tig In armed bands , attacking the
estates and driving off or killing their
Some of the land owners have or
ganized volunteer battalions to pro-
cct their property , as tbo nuthorltle
anpowerlosH to afford aid , but the
majority are fleeing In terror. The
pennants forbid the owners to sell
grain or lumber and formally declare
hat the forests and estates of tho.se
who have departed will bo confis
The position of the peasants In
: hoKo provinces has been the most
deplorable of any In the entire em-
filre. Conditions almost approaching
those of the feudal system have been
continued down to the prewent time.
They practically have kept the peas
ants In a state of vassalage , placing
Ilipm at the mercv of the Oonnnn
linronx , from whom they rent land
and purchase the right to cut wood
nnd tlsh In the waters of the gulf.
Reign of Terror at Riga.
The Uns'-ian ofllclnls are being ex
pelled from the provinces and many
of them have been killed In the
Btrcpts of the towns. There Is a rolsn
of terror at Hlga. Women and chil
dren are living in the upper stories
of houses and foreign merchants are
winding up their business or abandon
ing everything to escape.
The bourse again weakened on reports -
ports of commercial failures every
where In the provinces and also In
sympathy with the extreme panicky
condition of the Moscow exchange.
Huns on the saving banks conUnue.
The League of Leagues has Issued an
address , declaring the recent acts of
the government proved It was at
tempting to suppress the emancipa
tion movement and demonstrated that
political freedom could only be ob
talnod by an armed struggle. In which
nil the progressive elements were In-
viled to join.
Mnrtlal law has been declared at
Poltnva , Little Russia , where the rail
road men have Joined the post and
tel 'graph strike.
At Stnrala the authorities only prevented
vented a massacre of the Jews nnd
revolutionists by hastily tearing dowi
the proclamations of the "loyalists,1
calling on the population to punish
the Jews nnd revolutionists In the
The telegraph strike hangs on. It
ceases In OIIP place , only to be re
mimed In another. The strikers are
able to cut the lines as fast as th *
government can repair them.
MISS ROOSEVELT ENGAGED.
Formal Announcement Soon Will be
Made by Mrs. Roosevelt.
The engagement of the president"
eldest daughter. Miss Alice lloosovclt
nnd Representative Nicholas Long
worth of Cincinnati , has been fre
quently reported on the strength merely
ly of rumors in society circles at the
national capital , and It has been a
frequently denied authoritatively , say
a special dispatch from Washington.
Now , however , matters stand somewhat -
what differently as between the couple
and society , for they have become engaged
gaged , nnd the formal annouucemcn
will bo made by Mrs. Roosevelt with
In a few days at the white house.
The wedding day has not as ye
been actually sot , but It has been de
termined upon so far as that Mis
Roosevelt's wedding bells shall bo se
a-rlnging very early In the spring
possibly before the winter Is reall
CHICAGO HOARDS 30,000,000 EGGS
Windy City Guards Against Famine
Has Butter , Too.
Thirty million dozen eggs 300,000
000 eggs In ono million cases ar
awaiting consumption In Chicago'
cold storage houses. Thirty mllllo
pounds of butter In 50,000 tubs nr
also locked up In the coldstorag
vaults , ready to bo spread on Chlca
go's bread whenever she Is hungry
These enormous quantities of dalr
products put by In her commorcla
larder are the greatest In Chicago *
history , and sot a mark that overtop
that of any previous year.
Whllo Now York Is complainln
about the high prices of flrst-clas
eggs nnd eastern dealers are tcarln
their hair In frantic manner because
' 10 hen bus gene on a strike , with a
'lortngo ' In the mipply of the high-
ratio article , Chicago dealers are as-
.ireil there will bo no shortage ot the
ci.t eggs tliero nil winter.
New York IH paying from 115 to US
ontH n do/.on retail for the best eggs ,
/hllo Chicago Is giving from 28 to UO
out ; for the name article.
De.ilers on South Water street any
ho western hens will lay enough eggs
o keep Chicago supplied with good ,
ronli ojs ; nearly nil winter. The re-
rlgornt'ir egg will bo eaten only by
ho 11111:1 : who pays for It and who
JIOWH what ho Is getting.
Sheriff .1. J. CIcmentH of Madison
vas here Ttiumluy on official bimlnoss.
15. Kohrt was hero Tuomlay from
Monroe Smith and Jacob Studts
voro hero on business Tuesday from
Our village board ordered fourteen
uw Hreel ! lampH to put on the main
ornerH on our Hi reels , which have
oen wanted by the people for years.
Mrs. .1. W. Risk nnd dnughtors ,
UHHCH Clara and Josephine , and their
oiisln , James Cnrtney , were visitors
) Norfolk TuoHdny.
Win. llrltton was down hero with
delegation from Tllden Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Relnhold Relmors of
Meree were visiting hero the first of
in week with relatives.
C. W. Carpenter was hero Friday
mm Willow Creek.
Conrad Werner , sr. , Is very danger-
usly 111 with llrlght's disease at the
resent time , and very little hopes for
IH | recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brown of
leudow Grove were visiting friends
Frank Ploii/eh. sr. , was over from
P. F. Zimmerman and John A.
Vrlght are both walking with the as-
Istnncp of a cane.
Frank Human of Clcarwator was
tolling hero the fore part of this week
t the homo of his sisters , Mrs. O. H.
Maas and Mrs. Herm. Eucker , nnd
irother , Chus. T. Hainan.
D. L. Host and Mrs. Arlal Wolfe
voro In Sioux City again Monday as
vltnoHscs In the Sinclair divorce sen-
DRUGS UNDER THE BAN.
.1st of Prohibited Blttcrc is Received.
Law Starts April 1.
Since the announcement a few
veekfi ago that the government had
U'clilod to put a ban on the sale of
ortain patent medicines containing
ilcohol , Norfolk druggists and other
lenlers have boon waiting with consld-
rablo interest the outcome of the
uv.ilysls that It was Known would be
undo by the government exports. A
ittitomont has just boon received bear-
ng on this. It is that persons who
sell the following named preparations
In less than live gallon lots will bo
liable for tax as retail liquor dealers :
At wood's La Grippe Specific.
Cuban ( lingerie.
DeWitt's Stomach Hitters.
Dr. Houvier's Huchu Gin.
Dr. Fowler's Meat and Malt.
Duffy's Malt Whisky.
Gilbert's Rejuvenating Iron and
Hosteller's Stomach HitterH.
Jtocknndy Cough Cure.
The date on which the payment ol
tax goes into effect has been post
poned to April 1 , 1)0u ! ) , giving dealers
an opportunity to dispose of their pros
out supplies of the prohibited liquors
FOILED BY KIDNAPPERS.
Cupid and Hymen , Too , Bilked by Or
der of South American Diplomat.
Senor Don Luis Coren , the Nicara
ginin minister In Washington , causei
Alfonso Xolnyn , the 19-year-old son o
the president of Nicaragua , to be kid
napped on the eve of the young man's
marriage. The facts became knowi
today , says a Washington dispatch.
Young Xelayn was about to wed a
Miss Barker , who lives in K street
not far from the house where Zclaya
has been boarding while a studen
here. The young man was for a time
a cadet at the West Point military
academy and his studies In Washing
ton were supposed to be in propara
tlon for a career in the army of his
Minister Corea , feeling sure that Xu
laya's father would not approve of the
marriage , sent to police headquarters
last Friday night nnd asked that steps
bo taken lo place the young man on
board a train , forcibly , if necessary
nnd start him for Nicaragua , The
wedding was to take place the nex
The plain-clothes men wont to the
homo of the bride-to-be Friday evenlnj ,
and found Zclaya. On some protex
they lured the young man to the stree
and In a few minutes ho was being
rapidly driven under their guardlnn
ship to the Cairo apartment house
which was to bo his temporary prison
Ho was kept there until Sunda >
night , when ho was taken to the rail
road station and started for Nicaragua
In charge of a member of the legation
There arc n few people in the worh
who hnvo so much trouble that the )
nro in a nightmare all the time.
Of course no ono likes to see humni
effort nnd ambition compared wit !
cow's milk , but cultivate calmness
A Jersey cow looks as If nothing dls
turbs her , and look at the cream slio
gives , while the nervous rod cow , al
ways tossing her head and tall , give
milk with the blues.
Perfect in Quality
Economical in Use
Moderate in Price
GOOD THEATRICAL ATTRACTION
FOR NORFOLK W DNESDAY.
S MUSICAL COMEDY OF MERIT
t Was Announced This Morning That
This Popular Musical Comedy , PlayIng -
Ing the Largest Cities , Will Appear
Here Next Week.
Norfolk Is to got a good show next
Vcdnesday. "Tho Liberty Hellos , " will
10 the attraction that night at. the
Vuditorluni. This is a musical com-
ady of merit , playing the largest cities ,
mil Norfolk is lucky to get a chance
t It. Concerning the play the Wash-
ngton Star of August 22 , 1905 , says :
The opening performance- the sea-
on at the Lafayette theater last night
leld moro Interest for local playgoers
ban usually attaches to the presenta-
lon of a play , In that the production
vas made by a Washington man , Mr.
'red G. Hergor , jr. , nnd also because
he ciisl contains many Washington
oting men and women. Harry IJ.
Smith's musical comedy , "The Liberty
ielles , " was the piece In which Mr. j
Jorger's company last night made its
Irst appearance. The large audience
iccorded the players a reception so
i early and enthusiastic that it left no I
loubt as to the satisfaction given by !
the performance. Although the piece
HIS been seen hero enough times to
nake It familiar , yet It was enacted
with such spirit and the roles were
handled so capably that the perform
ance had an attractive freshness which
made it enjoyable even to those who
r.ive witnessed it before.
Virginia Ix > vlck and Lenora Robert
son , who enacted the roles of the prin
cipal "belles" in the young ladles' sem
inary , displayed good voices In their
several songs , as well as attracllve
The role of Uncle Jasper , the princi
pal comedy part , was assumed by Mr.
Will H. Conley , a Washington actor ,
in such manner as to merit the en
thusiastic demonstration which re
warded his efforts. His performance
was enjoyable throughout and he made
a hit with his imitations and songs.
In response to repeated encores , Mr.
Conley awakened pleasant memories
of old times by Ringing a liUle ditty
familiar to many of his local admirers ,
entitled , "Johnny Got the Ono I Want
ed. " It won him much hearty ap-
plaiiHO. One of the Interesting charac
ters of the piece , the pink pajama girl ,
was played by Miss Anna Israel , a
dainty and pretty young lady of Wash
ington , and Miss Catherine Hayes , an
other Washington girl , as the presi
dent of the girls' seminary , gave an
acceptable performance of her role.
The singing of Herbert J. Carter , who
played the part of the Annapolis ca
det , was an enjoyable feature of the
performance. He has a strong tenor
voice and uses It effectively. Wm.
Maussy as the Columbia student dis
played much nimbleness in his danc
ing and produced many laughs with
his comedy. J. Frank Gibson met with
approval In his delineation of the bluff
old sea captain. Comeliness , youth
and considerable vocal ability make
the work of the chorus an agreeable
feature of the performance. The piece
Is well .staged and the scenery and
costumes are all that could IMJ desired
In n first-class production. The Wash
ington young women in the cast In
addition to those previously men
tioned are : May do Vere , Tessio
Adele , Ethel Ryder , Mae Merrlman ,
May Urannon , Edna Moran , Elsie
Worth , Oliva Culon , Florence Roberts ,
Mabel Webster and Lavinia Mason.
HAS SUICIDE THEORY.
Insurance Company Looks up Cause
of Actor Burns' Death.
Frank H. Scott of Stanton , Neb. ,
arrived In Beatrice at noon yesterday
to Investigate the cause of the death
of Charles Burns , the young actor who
met his death here on August 9 , says
a Beatrice dispatch. It will bo re
membered that Burns , the manager of
n theatrical company was here with
his show and , after the first night's
performance his mangled body was
discovered in the alloy In the rear of
the opera house. It was supposed at
the time that the young man bad fallen
through the largo back door of the
stage where scenery Is brought into
the house , and there seemed to bo
considerable evidence to support this
theory. Scott , however , who repre
sents the Modern Brotherhood of
America , In which Burns had n. policy
of $1,000 , appears to believe that there
Is some room for supposing that the
case Is ono of suicide. Burns' friends
claimed at the tlmo that the young
man was near-sighted and that being
unfamiliar with the house , ho prob
ably stopped through the floor , uncon
scious of its nature , supposing It
opened Into another part of the house.
Unless there Is other evidence It would
seem difficult to sustain the sutcldo
theory as the death was a horrible ono
and suicides generally cheese a less
painful route. Burns was spoken of
In the highest terms by members of
his company. Mr. Scott says Burns
complained of his head troubling him
a day before the tragedy and thinks the
fact that the young man's body was
found half way across the alley In
dicative of suicide. Again Burns had
just been hissed after a speech to the
audience and In his excited condition
this might have incited him to end
SHIP FULL OF SINGING BIRDS.
Thirty-six Thousand Songsters all ' "
Sang at Once During Storm.
Trilling sweet melodies of their dif
ferent hinds , r.fi.OOO birds , mostly song
sters , kept the steerage passengers of
the Hamburg liner Patricia happy from
the first day after It left Dover until
it reached port yesterday , says a Now
York dispatch. There were 200 Rus
sian Jews in the steerage , fleeing from
the ill-fated empire , and the little song
sters did much to keep them happy
and hopeful during the voyage. The
lot is consigned to a big wholesale
dealer for the holidays , and includes
10,000 canaries brought from Austra
lia , the South sea and some from Eng
From the time they were crated un- X |
til the steamer had left Dover not a
note came from the throats of the 3G-
000. The entire lot seemed to be dis
consolate. They hid their pretty
heads and refused to bo comforted.
Toward noon , after the Patricia had
left Dover , she tsruck a terrific gale
and had to lay to for several hours.
When the storm was at Its height the
entire lot broke out in song , and from
that moment until within a few hours
before the Patricia reached the Sandy
Hook bar , there was music of the
sweetest variety in the steerage.
"I never did hear such melodious
music coming from a bird as welled up
from the throats of the thrushes , " the
steerage officer said. "And you can
say there was never so happy a lot of
W. J. BARNES GETS CONTRACT.
Will Have Charge of Screen Wagon
Service After July Next.
W. J. Barnes has been given the
contract for the screen wagon service
in transporting the malls from the
postofflce to the trains and from the
trains to the ofllco. The price at
which Mr. Barnes contracted to take
the work Is $777 per year. Three wag
ons are needed In the service. This
contract will take effect next July. D.
D. Brunson , who holds the present
contract , does the work for $1,200 per
year and figures that he isn't getting
much profit from it at that.
Twenty-five Class Q Engines to be
Used on This Division.
Twenty-five class Q engines are
soon to bo put in use on the Nebraska-
Wyoming division of the Northwest
ern to replace an equal number of the
smaller standard engines in freight
service , according to a story that has
been given general circulation among
local railroad men.
The class Q's are n type that has
been seldom used on this division.
They arc in size between the light
standards and the heavy R's. The few
big R's sent to the western division
to tide over the fall rush will bo returned -
turned to the east while the standards
will be put on shorl runs hero and
there where they can better servo their
The Q's will bo of sufficient capacity
to carry any ordinary trafflc. Ono of
them will pull freight trains such as
have required two of the small stand-
O. R.MEREDITH , D. 6
Office , Cotton block , 'phone Ash 54
1 ring ; Rea. 109 N. 10th St. , 'phone
Ash 54 , 2 rings.
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