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THIS NORFOLK WRKKLY NEWS-JOURNAL ; FRIDAY , NOVEMHEK 16 , 190(5 (
NORTHWESTERN WILL INSTALL
IMPROVED SERVICE MONDAY.
WILL HELP NORTH NEBRASKA
Passenger Train No. 1 , Which Now
Leaves Norfolk at Noon and Goes
Only to Long Pine , Will bo Extend'
ed and Go Right Through to Chndron
[ Krone Wednesday's Dully. ]
A now passenger train sorvlco be
tween Norfolk niul Chndron , with two
passenger trains every day excepting
Sunday , will ho Inaugurated by the
Northwestcin railroad company after
next Sunday. Next Monday for the
first time passenger train No. 1 , which
now leaves Norfolk Junction at 12:50 :
o'clock noon every week day , and
which has heretofore stopped at Long
Pine , will go through Long Pine and
right on to Chndron , arriving there at
11:40 : p. m. The return train , which
arrives hero at C In the morning , will
leave Chndron at 5 o'clock p. m. ,
reaching Norfolk on the present sched
The same equipment and same
crews which now run to Long Pine ,
will go on through to Chadron on the
new train service.
This noon train from Noifolk to
Chadion makes connections In Norfolk
with the noon train from Omnlm , head
ed for Bonesteel , and brings early
morning passengers in at C o'clock n.
in. In time to connect with the eastbound -
bound Bonesteel tialn , headed for
r Will Help North Nebraska.
The new service will he a wonder
ful help to northern Nebraska and for
years just such a train lias been very
much desired by people living west of
Long Pine and by commercial travel
ers who cover that territory.
This new train will give twico-a-day
service to Ainsworth , Johnstown ,
Woodlake , Valentino , Gordon , Hay
Springs , Chadron and Intermediate
The new service will make It possi
ble for commercial travelers to cover
that territory In mucb less time than
has been possible heretofore.
Means Much For Norfolk.
The new service will also mean
much for Norfolk , In that it will prac
tically open up a now field for dis
tributors from this point For in
stance , It will make it possible for
bakeries , the laundry , the mills , the
stores and other Industries to reach
the territory beyond Long Pine with
a quicker service than has been pos
sible heretofore , as under the new
schedule a letter can be received in
Norfolk on the morrrtng train and the
orders filled on the noon train , giving
a quicker service than Is possible from
Sioux City , Omaha and Lincoln. It
will make the same sorvlco possible
to that section which is now possible
for the Bonesteel line and for the
west line as far as Long Pine. It will
open up a new exclusive field for Nor
folk's daily newspaper , as The News
can then give the same news to points
between Long Pine and Chadron ,
ahead of other papers , as is now be
ing given to the Bonesteel and Long
"DYNAMITE" CLAUSE IN MESSAGE
Race Problem Will be Handled With
out Gloves by the President.
A Washington special to the Chica
go Tribune says :
No feature of the message Presi
dent Roosevelt has written Is so
charged with dynamite ns that which
discusses the relations of whites and
Before his departure for Panama
the president was not inclined to dis
cuss the views he had expressed to
southerners who called upon him at
the it'hlte House. The latter resent
the Idea that the negro question is to
be treated at all in the message , in
sisting there Is no "question , " and
that if the north will only cease mod-
filing , the negroes will promptly fall
into their place.
But the president has been busy for
several months looking into questions
which have arisen through alleged
maltreatment of negroes and of out
rages perpetrated by the latter. He
sent Assistant Attorney General Rus
sell , a southern man and democrat ,
to Georgia , Alabama and Florida to
investigate reports that negroes and
some whites , mostly aliens , were held
in a condition approximating slavery
in the lumber , turpentine and railroad
camps of those states.
Mr. Russell is authorized to Insti
tute legal proceedings wherever he
finds men aio held without due pro
cess of law , and he has reported to
the department that ho has taken ac
tion In certain peonage cases at At
lanta , Ga.
At Knoxville , Tenn. , recently , the
federal grand jury Investigated alleged
peonage cases at railroad camps In
that state. A government agent re
ported that n number of negroes were
held as prisoners at camps for debt ,
and an alleged guard line was kept
and no one allowed to pass except
Charges of Slavery.
In Missouri the sympathies of the
government wore enlisted by reports
of gross brutality practiced against ne
groes working on plantations in the
southeastern part of the state. In the
turpentine camps of Florida negroes !
and Russian and Polish Jews are com
pelled to remain at work to meet
debts duo the companies employing
them , and which are over Increasing
through the system of prices charged.
One observer reported that the
Hwnmp of Florida nro dotted with the
skeletons of negroes and -whites who
have been shot down because of n re-
futml to obey their brutal bosses.
The Italian government learned that
half a do/en of Its subjects wore In
n condition of peonage in Florida , and
sent a special agent to ascertain the
facts. This agent reported that nil
employes were charged outrageously
high rates for transportation to camps
and were required to pay a fee to the
employment agencies which arranged
for their service.
No Pay on Rainy Days.
The men received 12Ms cents an
hour and worked ten hours n day.
They drew no pay for rainy days.
They wore charged for food at the
rate of about $10 n month. The
weight of debt upon their shoulders
became so great that it proved almost
Impossible for them to woik It off ,
and to prevent escape they were kept
The bureau of Inhor Investigated the
charges that the East Coast Florida
railroad was practicing peonage along
Its now line , but satisfied Itself they
wore greatly exaggerated. As a mat
ter of fact some abuses wore found ,
but iiono as sorlous ns alleged. Its re
port Is before the piesldont.
Of course these peonage cases are
only one feature of the big question
with which the message will deal. It
Is stated that the president was ac
tuated In arranging for their remedy
by his desire to show the country that
equal justice should bo administered
Inespoctlvo of race and color.
Discharged Negro Soldiers.
An indication of the president's at
titude was furnished by his dismissal
of negio soldiers fioin the army and
at the same tlmo calling Colonel Pitch
er , at Fort Shoildan , to account for
the criticism ho had made of the mill-
tat y value of blacks.
Offlcois of the army think the presi
dent went too far in declaring the re-
maiKs atti United to Colonel Pitcher
were as offensive ns the rioting negro
soldiers , for which they weio dishon
Booker T. Washington , the negro
who was consulted by Roosevelt ,
would have liked the negroes retained
In service and Colonel Pitcher disci
plined , but the president was inclined
to believe that public sentiment would
not sustain such a coin so.
Asks for Courtesy.
It was admitted today that the
wholesale discharge of soldiers had
relieved the war department from an
embarrassing stiuatlon. Had the guil
ty been detected , the civil authorities
at Brownsville , Texas , stood ready to
demand that they bo turned over to
the state courts for trial. There isn't
any doubt as to what would have hap
pened to the negroes after they had
passed into the possession of Texas
people The military , of course , would
have courtmartialed the culpilts , but
in all probability this would not have
been enough to satisfy the Lone Star
state , and the remainder of the south.
The question of the relations of the
white people of the country and those
of other races , either negioes or ali
ens , has warranted the piesident , in
his judgment , in calling attention to
the Importance of a display of greater
courtesy by all Americans.
The south would never consent to
the entrance of negroes In their white
schools and yet If the demand of the
Japanese government that Its subjects
be admitted to San Francisco public
schools be sustained , Great Britain ,
France and The Netherlands , which
have possessions In the West Indies
can insist upon the privilege being ac
corded to their negro subjects.
Fear Japs Will be Rejected.
The department of jufatice expects
to take the Japanese question to the
supreme court , but it will do It half
heartedly , as the opinion prevails
among the legal lights of the adminis
tration that the highest legal tribunal
will deny the Japanese claim. A ques
tion of this character never has been
piesented to it , but it has been decid
ed by circuit courts and decisions un
iformly have justified the separation
of races in the school of the country.
Attorney General Moody has decid
ed to leave all these questions to his
successor , In order to free himself as
much as possible from the embarrass
ment of expressing views which will
commit him and Influence his action
as a member of the supreme court.
Secretary Bonaparte , who Is Mr.
Moody's successor , Is a southern man ,
coming from Maryland , and has more
or less knowledge of the race question
as a result of personal experience and
observation. . The instructions under
which Mr. Bonaparte will act will re
quire him to continue the policy of
preventing peonage or seeing in all
federal cases that negroes are given
exactly the same rights as white men.
Sure and Safe Cure for Croup.
When a man finds a good thing It
Is nut m al that he should wish to Hhnre
his good foitune with otheis. Mr.
Henry Bolz , of Hlllbhoio , Iowa , Is not
an exception to this rule. He says , "I
have used Chumbei Iain's Cough Rem
edy in my family for years. As a
cioup cure It has no equal. I am sat
isfied that it saved my boy's life , and
taKe pleasmo In recommending it. "
For sale by l/jonard the druggist.
CORN HUSKED ON ROSEBUD.
Threshing Completed , County Ready
to Meet Coming Winter.
Fairfax , S. D. , Nov. 13. Special to
The News : The continued good
weather has made the farmers hustle
to get their corn husked and it is
over half done. The threshing IB near
ly completed. Gregory county is well
prepared to meet the coming winter.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
AWAKEN NEW INTEREST.
MUST PASS THROUGH NORFOLK
Robert O. Gamble of South Dakota ,
United States Senator , Is One of the
Stockholders Old Yankton-Norfolk
Line Comes to Life.
f Krom Tuesday's Dally. ]
The IIOWH dispatch Horn I'louo , S.
IX , to ( ho affect that nitides of Incor
poration for tliii Ynnktou & Soutluun
railway company huvo been filed with
the secietnry of state In South Dakota ,
bus returned Intotesl in Norfolk In
the old Yanktou , Noifolk & South-
osti'in railway which was pioposed
fteen yoni'H ago and which got as far
s a gindo between this city and Yank-
m. The old gindo passes up near
leico and from thuio almost duo
01 th to the Mlssouil liver. Whether
10 articles that have just been illod
jr the Ymiktou'Galvostou north and
otith line , nro filed In eainest or just
s a bluff , Is what makes a puz/la to
Norfolk rallioad men of the deal ,
'hoio have been so many efforts dur-
: ig the past dozen yenis to start some-
hlng on that line of rallioad that the
eoplo heio have moio or IOHS lost
alth In the chances for a lonl live
nlhoad. "Well Inloiiued lalhoad men ,
owovoi , still bollovo that some day
hat line will ho built.
Stockholder In the company mo :
loboit G. Gamble , W. .T. Fnntlo , Isaac
"llos , Ynukton ; Fioniont Hill , Jesse
xnvman , Thomas R. Pn\ton , Alfied
1111 , John 11. Fan Install , William
Copes Pioclor , Cincinnati.
Mr. and Mis. 13. A. Bullock aio ox
cctod homo today fiom tholr eastern
Miss Eva Mlhills entertained a few
ilends last night at her looms In the
T. C. Cantwoll and wife of Page
, vcro in the city between trains dur-
ng the morning.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Slccko of Washing-
on , D. C. , are hero visiting his sister
ilrs. Chas. Wcrhre.
Mrs. II. A. Haley , who has boon In
Superior , Wisconsin , for some tlmo
mst has loturnod to Noifolk.
Mrs. W. II. Johnson will nuivo homo
oday from Colorado , whore Mr. John
son is lemalning for his health.
CommiBsloncis Taft and Ilardlns ,
went to Madison Wednc.sday to atteiu
meeting of the county board.
Dr. C. A. McKIm left for Bonestee
Chas. Linn of Hoskins was in the
city for a bilef visit Wednesday.
Sheriff Clements of Madison was i
business visitor In the city during the
A Giegeisou of Kostci came dowi
for a hhoit visit In the citj botweei
Mrs. E. Filnk of Tllden is visiting
at the homo of her hi other , C. L
J. T. Dunn of Meadow Grove wns
business visitor In the city jesteiday
C B. Da\enpoit went to Stnnton 01
the morning tiain , wheie ho will In
stall a turnaco today.
O. L. VlncPiit from Lost Spiings
Wyo , was In the city yesterday an
loft for Omaha this moinlng.
John Fetter loft yesterday for Oma
ha where he went to attend the stnt
meeting of the implement dealers , rep
resenting D. B. Duftj of this city.
Geo. E BnuiRdnn , advance agent fo
We Are King , " was in the city mak
lug llnal aitangomouts for the show
which will appear hero next Mondaj
Mis. .1. F. Huppeily made a trip t
I'leircosteidaj , rotuming this nuin
Ing She leaves today for Falrvlllo t
visit her husband.
C. A 1'llgei passed thiougli the fit ;
jestordnj enioute to Plalnvlow for
visit with iclatlves. He is located o
a large ranch incstern Coloiado
Mr and Mis. C. Clark of Meado\
Giu\o stopped In the city yesterdn
for a shoit visit with friends hefor
leaving for Los Angeles , California
whoio they go to spend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Bradfoid , who hav
been visiting at the homo of II. C. Ma
tnui , left for Lincoln where they wl
visit Mis. O. R. Eller and Mrs. C. A
The social ghen by the Christian
Endeavor society last evening at the
homo of Rev. J. W. Turner proved to
he a voiy enjoyable affair. Games
weie phied and refieshments served.
Quito a large number of young people
Mis. E E. Gillette Is reported sorl-
Mi. and Mrs. Howard Washburn en-
tei tained the telephone force last
night nt an o > ster supper.
Collins * orchestra passed through
Not folk today on tholr way from
Pleioo to Meadow Grove , \\hero they
go to play this evening
Thoio will be an Interdenomination '
al meeting at the Baptist church to '
night In commemoration of the Hay
A beautiful day followed the storm.
The skies denied , the storm moved
southeast of this point and there was
every prospect of a stietch of fair ,
L. C. Mlttelstadt and Dr. and Mrs.
R. A. Mlttolstadt delightfully enter
tained a company of friends at dinner
last night and will entertain another
company on Thursday evening.
The regular mooting of the Ladles'
Aid society of the Congregational
church will bo hold Thursday aftor-
eon , No\ember 15 , nt the homo of
Ira. O. L. 11)do , with Aliu. W. II.
laUeman nsslHlltiK. Ml ladles of the
lunch nro iiuiHt coidlnlly Invited.
G. M. Dudley expects to move hlti
indv and transfer Hindi Into hit ) now
im it now under coin HO of construe-
on nt lift Ninth Third ulrcot , about
lecomhur 1. The business IIIIH huto-
ifoto been ninliitnliied na the Hum-
on Hack and Transfer line but after
10 lemovnl the iiiime will bo chnniod ;
> the Star llnck and Transfer line ,
Soveinl youtlm uliont town took nil-
milage of the 111 si BIIOW nnd leu yes-
eiday by Betting out tholr sknluH and
luds which hn\o boon stowed away
in Ing the mnuiuor mouths iiwnltlui ;
10 tlmo when they could bo ngnln put
D HHO. Much IntoiOHt IH bolni ; tnkuu
u skating this winter and It Is piob-
bio much enjoyment will bo had In
A mission Is to bo hold In Tilulty
hutch , tltlH city , by the Rov. Dr. West-
ott of Grace chinch , Columbim , Nob. ,
eglnnlng on Sunday moinlng , Ducuiu-
or ! > nt 10 : in a. m. and extending
Inoiigh the week and the following
undny. Dr. Westcott Is said to bo
n exceptionally successful mlHslonor
lo comes highly locommeiidod by
The blacksmiths about town have
eon doing a rushing business In the
vay of horao shooing on account of
ho Icy wenthor that has alioady mudo
ts appearance , making it almost 1m-
losslblo for .unshod homos to got
loiind without danger to themselves
ml dilvois. Dm Ing the moinliig a
lorso belonging to 1. T. Cook foil upon
n Icy ciosslng mid Itns thought lor
i whllo that the hoiso had boon sorl-
nisly In jut oil.
A N. McGliinls t etui nod yestotday
ioui I st SpilngH , Wjo , where ho
tas llcen to Inspect the Rosin coal
nines. Ho biought back a line sum-
ilo of the coal mid siiis the fuel can
iot bo mined fast enough to 1111 the
Hdcrs. A car load of the Rosin eoal
vns tecelved heio yosteidny for Dan
raven. Coal denlois In Chndion told
Mr McGlnnls that there wns not a
Kiund of soft coal in the town nnd the
schools in Harrison , Neb , had to bo
losed on account of scarcity of coal.
I'rof. Grllllth pleased a fair si/cd
mdlonco at the Auditorium last night
with his hypnotic enleitalnment. Ho
ind a class of sixteen hoys ftom town
on the stage , and the cake walks and
corn medicine agents woio worthy of
special mention. Several of the boys
made "spiels" ns to the effectiveness
: > f the salvo In lomoving corns and
bunions , which they could not have
lone except for the hypnotic Inlluenco.
The mind rending specialty Is as good
us has been seen heio for some tlmo.
Tliuisday night the "Hidden Hand"
company will appeal
The new Not folk tlty llbtnry Is be
coming constantly mote popului , ns Is
shown by the fact thnt List Satin day
wns a tecord day in point of books
taken fiom the shelves to bo lend this
week On that day eight } eight books
weio loaned out by the llbiailnn , Mrs.
Robeit Utter , while the largest num
ber previous to that was sixty-five.
The llbtary , with fines and now mem
bership ceitlficntes which sell for $1 ,
has now como to bo almost self sup-
potting , nnd n complete success of the
ventuio Is assured A number of mag-
n/ines have lately been added to the
shelves of the library and these will
be kept as icference woiks.
There will be band meeting in the
hall over the paint shop In the block
east of the Oxtmtd hotel Thursday
evening , beginning promptly nt 8
o'clock. A most novel contest has
been started by the boys to promote
Intel est of the new members. The
contest will start tonight and end the
last of April. It is open to inexperi
enced plajers only and the one hav
ing made the best progress in that
time will receive as a prize a fine $35
Instiument , of the kind which he plays.
The bo > s me vur } much encouraged
in their piogress and are highly
pleased with Mr Vnulenbmg , the new
dlicctor thej ha\e secured.
Quail season opens in Nebraska
blight nnd emTliuisday ! morning
and for soveial days local sportsmen
have been busy in prcpatation for the
opening day. The market on bird dogs
with keen noses has suddenly gone up
and the country has been scorned for
animals that will point out the pretty
Bob White Thete are a large num
ber of quail In the thickets of north
Nebraska , due to the fact that the
birds weie protected for three years
without a break , and the sport prom
ises to be exceptionally good. The
miirie chickens have passed from this
section foiever , but the quail still remains -
mains , the friend of the farmer and
the taigot of the fifteen-day sports
man In November.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Aids
Medicines that aid nature mo al
wn.\s most successful Chamberlain's
Cough Reined } nets on this plan. It
allays the cough , aids expectoration ,
telleves the lungs , opens the secte
tlons. tbeiob } aiding iialuto In tin ow
ing off n cold and restoring the system
to a healthy condition. It Is famous
for Its cities of colds and croup and
can nlwa.vs be depended upon For
sale by Ix'onnrd the
, DR. SALTER TO FAIRFAX ,
Former Norfolk Physician Will Move
Off the Reservation.
Dallas , S. D. , Nov. 13. Special to
The News : Dr. F. G. Salter of Dal
las , on the reservation , has rented au
office and residence In aFlrfax and
will move here next week.
This makes two doctors for Fairfax.
Joe Lewis , the photographer , is
packing up his goods preparatory to :
moving to Wisnor , Nebraska.
LACK OF GOOD GRAVEL 18 NOW
ONE PIT IS DISAPPOINTING
The Gravel With Which It Had Been
Hoped to Do the Woik of Graveling
South First Street Has Not Proven
Heavy Enough Work Tied up.
( Kiotn vVi'ilnt'stlin'H Dull ) l
Tim graveling ol Hint Htieel , be
tween . Not folk nnd the Junction , IH he
lug dela.\ed Jiuit now by au olmtndo
which bus been met In Hie way of u
piohlom ' ' us to whoio to get suitable
gravel foi Hie woik Tbo gravel which
bud been m ranged for In n pit went of
Hie city bus not pi oven all Hint wns
deslied nnd may not bo heavy enough
to fill the hill. TlioKo who luivo had
the miittor In hnnd mo wnltliig to talk
wllh 11 1 } Owen , who bad niiiilo mi
ostliiinto on the job , befoio definite ac
tion Is taken.
The nionoy for graveling FliHtHtieet
has been at ranged for In a sulmcilp-
Him raised fiom cltl/eiis , propoity
owtieis , the city council mid the conn-
t } . U wns estimated Hint the woik
would cost about f 1,1)00. ) Now Hint tbo
gravel pioblem heroines perploxliig.lt
Is bind ( o nay what will bo doito In
Junction people me anxious lor a
good rend lending to the business set-
llou ol the oil } and Noifolk InmlnuHB
men me Just us anxious It IIIIH been
planned , as HOOD as a pei miinently good
hlghwii } can bo hut ! ! , lo put an unto
mohllo on the loitto to entry people
buck mid foith nt about tbo Hiimointes
IIH sheet cniH dmiKo This will allow
Junction people to do shopping In the
buslnesH poitlon of the city without
high timispoi tntlon expenses , nnd
business Intelest would benefit by It
Fourth Street Gravel Matter.
The Fourth stieot graveling , which
wns planned by residents of t but thor
oughfare , IK also hanging Die on ac
count of the gravel pioblem nnd the
people liiteiested in Hint plan are wait
ing to learn where they can got the
tight kind of material nt reasonable
cost for this work.
Councilman August Brummund , who
has a petition toady to circulate
among residents of South Fourth
street , will piosent his proimsltlon to
the public an soon as the gravel matter -
tor is settled , so that a definite hope
of building the good rondwny may bo
Mr. Brummuud says that , while ho
bus not ptosPiilPd the petition becnuse
bo bus not known definitely In regmd
to the gravel , yet lie has discussed tbo
matter of graveling Fointh street with
every propoity owner on tbo street
and ho says Hint all me willing to do
their sbaio and some would even do
uioie than their sbmo to get tlio road
Testing Gravel From West Pit.
"Wo me afraid Hint the gravel fiom
the pit west of town Is too light , " said
Councilman Brummiind , "but It may
miHwer the pin pose. In order to test
It , we have hauled In some of it near
the postofllce , on South Fourth stieot ,
mid If this piovcs all right we will go
ahead with the gravel from west of
town. If not we will hunt something
Lime May be Used.
In case the gravel proves an unsolv
able pioblem , it Is possible that lime
fiom the old sugar factory may como t
Into sorvlco as a toad makor. A J.
norland said that ho Intends to visit
tbo factoty , procure a quantity of the
llmo thnt lies there wasting , and place
it on Hint portion of South First street L
fronting his recently built houses. It t
Is said that some of this lime was re
cently placed on n road near the sugar
factory and thnt it has packed Into an
Ideal paving. There are mountains of
the stuff at the sugar factory and in i
case the giavel from west of town i
does piove , bcoud n doubt , too light
foi use , it Is not at all improbable that L
tliis lime may come Into use and save
the day. In front of his houses Mr.
Durlnnd had formerly placed broken i
brickbats and the lime will bo mixed
witli that material.
Paving Awaits Sewer.
The paving of Noifolk avenue , be
tween First and Sixtli street , which
has been asstncd by the signatures tea
a petition of a majority of the resi
dent property holders on the street , Is
hanging flic now' on account of the
sewer work as it was understood that
this matter would not bo taken up for
action until work had begun on the
sower. It Is planned , however , to
make all preliminary preparations for
the paving this fall so that the work
can begin promptly In the spring.
Conttactor O. P. Herrlck , the con
tractor who Is to build the sewer ,
wrote some da.vs ago that ho will bo
In Noifolk tills week and that some
of the necessary material will arrive
soon , Insuring an early beginning of
Troops Who Formerly Passed Through
Norfolk on a March , Dismissed.
The colored soldiers who formerly
were stationed at Fort Nlobrara and
who passed through Norfolk on along
match at ono time , have been discharged
charged from the regular service at
tBiownvlllo , Tex. , where they murdered
'a citizen. Concerning the raid an of
ficer said :
"Stripped of all sentimentality , the
facts are that a brutal , unprovoked and
outrageous attack was made nt night
on the citizens of Brownvlllo by men
wearing the uniforms of the United
States. Ono man lost his life and an-
other his arm as a result. The ro In
no loiiHonnhlo doubt Hint ivciv mini in
the companies , 1) ) , C and D , knows full
well the Identity of Ihu few among
them who woio actually iiMpniiRihlu
fet the di'cd. Under tlienu clieum
HtiincuH all heroine iiinlly ) ( | guilt } . "
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
DnmnBCim Chapter No. 20 , R. A , M. ,
Selects Officers for Ycnr.
The DnmiiHi'iiH dmplei No. ii5 ! R
A. M held their mimiiil election of
olllcois taut night In the MiiHonle hall
The nlllroiH elected weir" J. ( ' Still ,
h. p. , David Rees , It. , W. R Hoffman ,
H , mid L r MlttelHtndt , Hociotmy
BURLINGTON TO BUY SIOUX CITY-
AND THEN EXTEND FROM O'NEILL
Such a Plan Would Give the Burlington -
ton Road a Good Territory The Lo
cal Line Between O'Neill and Sioux
City Said to be a Failure.
Hloux City , In. , Nov.l I. The Bulling-
ton and Missouri River inlliond In Ne-
hniHlui Is considering Hie advlmiliillty
of diking o\or the line of the Gient
Noitliom from Sioux City to O'Neill ,
ebmleied as the "Wlllmnr mid Slmix
FnllH , " mid opeintlng It In connection
with the line Horn Sioux rily to Ash-
Innd , to bo followed Inter by tbo build
lug of mi extension lioin o'Nelll wesl
to a connection with the Billings line
of the Buillnglon.
General Manager G. W. Ilnldiegu ,
of the linen of the Buillnglou west of.
Ibo Missouri , said today Hint such a
plan has been dlHcitHsed by the Bur
llnglon for Homo time , but ho declined
to say whether the deal for tbo transfer -
for of the O'Nolli line to the Burling
ton bad been closed.
Such a plan would glvo the Burling
ton a distinct advantage In the terri
tory In noithorn Nobiusku Its buildIng -
Ing Is favored by a number of tbo
most prominent executive officials of
both the Great Northern and the Bur
lington railroads , nnd it Is declared the
O'Neill line should bo operated by tbo
Burlington , In connection with the
Ashland line , nnd later connected with
the Billings line.
A Profitable Line.
As a local line , between Sioux City
mid O'Nolli , the "slioit line , " as It IH
called , Is declared to bo a fulluto as u
dividend earner As a feeder to the
( it eat Not them It ban been able to
make a fair showing In the annual 10
ports of Piesident L W. Hill , of the
Wlllmnr mid Sioux FnllH Ralltoiiil com
But It Is argued that operated by the
Builliiglon and with Hie wpHlein con
nection the O'Neill line will IXTCWIU
ono of tbo most piolltablo Hues con
trolled by James J Hill.
Tbo extension ftom O'Neill west to
Tbedfoid or Dunning IH not a now
pioposlHon. Tbo toiito bus been gone
over nnd suivoed Kovoral times dur
ing the past two years. General Man
ager F. E. Ward of the Great Noitheni
practically piomlHod at ono time that
tbo road would be built soon.
Tap Rich Grain Country.
Tbo O'Neill line of the Great North
ern is the old Sioux City nnd Western.
It Is crossed twice 1 > > the Omaha road ,
at Laurel and Randolph , by the North
western nt Plainview and the North
western meets It at Its western terminus -
minus , O'Nelll , making local business ,
even though It Is a Hhort line , uuprofit-
able. The line Is 129 miles In length ,
and passes through a ilch territory.
By connecting with the Billings line ,
the Burlington would have a line
through southein Holt , Loup and
Blnlno counties In Nebraska. Sioux City
would bo more Intimately connected
with the great ranges of western Ne-
braska , whllo the Great Northern
would iccelvo annually thousands of
dollais worth of grain business from
the western part of Nebraska , which
is now being shipped to Omaha and
southein ports , instead of to Minneap
olis and the head of the lakes
MAKES BUSINESS MORE BRISK.
Snow Will Tend to Enliven Trade in
Many Lines Sleds Out.
The season's first snow has aheady
had a tendency to enliven business In
many lines of trade and the merchants
look for brisk results from the storm.
The man who has said ho wouldn't
wear overshoes or t ubbcrs , was forced
by the snow and the slippery side
walks to como to It , and the shoemen
have been busy. The clothiers have
begun to feel the effects of the snow
In a trade among people who had de
layed buying ovei coats until the
weather forced them to It , and the
same thing applies to gloves , caps ,
underwear and many other articles
needed for protection out in the cold
air. The same rule applies in the
women's clothing department , where
furs and heavy wraps have suddenly
become more active. There arc few
lines of trade , In fact , which do not
profit by the snow. And the farmer
will profit In the end , though it Interferes -
fores with his cornhusking , by reason
of the added moisture in the ground.
The small boy took early opportuni
ty to get out his sled nnd coast down
steep grades with the aid of the snow
and Ice. Ho was not at all sorry to
see the white flakes begin to fly.
"A Is half-beaten "
man surprised - ;
and your dally advertisements should
bo surprises to your competitors lu
- business. %
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