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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1003.
iUIlRQADS' BUMPER 'EAR
rncli Hijh TTj'.t'r Mark In ExiJtnsioa and
Lo jl'ub is Contraction.
iru lines numerous; failures few
tnakf -.ter Sprrrer Than In Former
tr nil Hrvnlt nf General Pros
rUy that Una dwelled
J nnf nun.
F.t months bc,o, when the Railway Age
PttMished Its summary of railroad building
tcr the first half of l!fi2, It nppearcd evi
dent that the now mllrsfro for the e-ntlro
yesr would exceed 6J'jO miles, but the In
cessant rains during July and August, and
In some portions of the country during
September and October, seriously Inter
fered with grading and tracklsylng, and the
tl-lays thua encountered, coupled wilii the
"llltlculty, so widely experienced, of secur
ing; rails, have prevented the realization
of our expectations. However, the new
tnileagn completed during 1SGJ exceeds that
of l'jfll, when 5,222 miles of track wore
laid, and la greater than that of any year
since IH'.iO, when 5.570 mile were built,
according to the Railway Age. Tha returns
for the year Just ended are still incom
plete,1 and when they are all received It
Is quite possible that the figures for 1890
will be eclipsed. As the record stands to
day, It shows a total of 5,549 miles of track
Jald on S4D lines In forty-four state and
territories from January 1 to DeoemLer 81,
1902, exclusive of second track and sldlr.gs
and without taking Into consideration i&any
private lines and logging roads which have
been built for temporary use.
RulMlnar by Sections
Considered 'with reference to grouping
ot states as arrnnged by Poor's Manual, tha
new track la distributed as follows;
New England states 9S. OS miles
MUdle states 219.00 miles
t'etural northern states 667.34 nilies
'outh Atlantic states 633.15 miles
Uulf and Mlmlsslprii states .... 481.67 miles
Southwestern states 2,670.11 miles
Northwestern state Z 9.39 miles
Paclnc stutes 42S.44 mile
The greater part of the work of tha laat
year haa been carrlod on by the large ays
terns, which continue to build branch lines
Into new and undeveloped territory, and
Users haa been llttlo parallel building, one
rotable exception being tha Chicago Oreat
Western, which haa completed alxty-alx
and a half miles of It 130-mile extension
from Fort Dodge. Ia., to Omaha. The
Chicago, Rock Island ft Pacific system. In
eluding the Choctaw, Oklahoma ft Oult and
other acquired lines, has expanded most by
construction and haa added. 628 miles In
Oklahoma, Indian Territory, New Mexico,
Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. The Bt,
Louis ft San FranelBco and allied lines have
built. 609 miles In Missouri, Arkansas,
Texas. Indian Territory and Oklahoma, and
te Santa Fa system haa completed 185
nfte In Arizona, New Mexico, Texaa, In
IIhh Territory and Oklahoma. Some of the
other large ayatema have built new lines
as follows: Great Northern, 194 mile In
Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington
not counting the extensions built In Can
ada; the Southern Pacific, 1G5 miles In
Louisiana, Texaa, Nevada, California and
Utah; International ft Oreat Northern, 129
miles In Texas; Chicago Oreat Western, 112
rjtles In Minnesota and Iowa; Chicago ft
.Northwestern, Including the Chicago, St.
J'aul. Minneapolis ft Omaha and the Fre
mont, Elkhorn ft Missouri Valley, 178 miles
In Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska and
South Dakota; Chicago. Milwaukee ft St.
IHulr- 95 miles in Iowa, Minnesota, North
Dakota and South Dakota; Illinois Central,
74 miles In Mississippi, Kentucky and Il
linois; Missouri, Kanaas ft Texaa, 80 miles
'In Kansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and
Missouri; Texas ft Pacific, 63 mile in
Louisiana; Missouri Pacific, 137 miles in
Louisiana, Missouri and Arkansas; Oregon
' Short Line, 58 miles in Utah.
Other New Lines.
Important new line which do not seem
1o be Identified with any of the great sys
tems have laid track as follows: El Paao
ft Southwestern, 161 miles In New Mexico,
Arizona and Texaa; Ozark ft Cherokee Cen
' tral, 132 mile In Arkanaaa and Indian Ter
ritory; Fort Smith ft Weatern. 66 mile In
Vidian Territory; t. Louis Valley. 100 miles
in Illinois; Iowa ft St. Louis, 60 miles In
Iowa and Missouri; De Moines, Iowa Falls
ft Northern, 63 mile In Iowa.
The two important Independent lines
which have a large projected mlleaga each
the San Pedro, Lo Angele ft Salt Lake
sod the Kanaaa City, Mexico ft Orient
have accomplished but little In tha way of
track laying, the former having completed
ihut thirty-one mile In California and the
latter but forty mile In Kansaa and Okla
homa and twenty-eight mile In Mexico.
However, the Orient line ha finished a
large percentage of It grading and pro
poses to push the work of track laying
early in the year.
Tha following table Indicate new con
struction by yea re alnc 1887, Inclusive:
Year. Miles. Year. Miles.
W7 12.983 1! 1.813
1St8... 7,16 IKS 1.848
1SM.., 6,2W 1SS7 1.8W)
1! 6.67i lWSt I.OM
l-flll 4,21 1: 4.SSS
! 4.12 19U0 4.437
1W. l.Ktt 1901 6.222
ISM 1,W 192 5.549
The main line mileage of the United
States at the close of 1901 waa 198,787 miles,
according to "Poor' Manual," and the ad
dition of the 5,549 miles completed In 1902
brlnga tha total mileage of the country up
to 204,336 mile on January 1, 1903.
Bankruptcies Art Few.
, The low water mark of railway bank
ruptcies which waa reached In 1901. wheu
only four receivers wera appointed, haa
scarcely been ralaed during the laat year.
only flva companlea being placed under re
celvershlp on account of Insolvency p 1902
and theao succumbing to difficulties of long
standing. No road ef auy Importance haa
fulled to meet Ita obligations. The little
New -York ft Pennsylvania, fifty-two milos,
was put through the reorganizing processes
Always tho Sarao
ii LB IS liU
Tha Prlds off Milwaukee
Band Postal Card for New Brochure
which tails why
BLATX BER R1CHT
TONIC FOR THE WEAK
All Druggist or Direct
VAX. BUTZ MtWLNG CO . Mllwaukt
lata DuTt TmX-
of receivership and foreclosure In throe
month v with great financial Improvement;
Chicago k. Southwestern. Mhlch had
been la a chronic statu of lmnernnloelt7
for rear, haa ktes bought br a strong
cotnpany and placed under a receiver for
the purpose of atralghtenlng out the title,
ond the three oiher little roada In the Hat
liad never been successful. The record of
mileage and obligation la at follows:
ROADS r LACED UNDER RECEIVERS
S. T. ft Pennsylvania 62
Chloe 8. E UT
Carolina Northern 40
Georgetown St Western 60
Kansas & Southern.... (
Total five ronds 278 11 femono Li At nnn
Total bonds and stocks 5,835,000
- e.t:maiea. t Autnorlze1.
The capital stock of the Chlcneo ft Routh-
eftHtern Is placed at the amount authorised
to nn is.iued. no further Information being
obtainable; but a murh smaller Azure than
I2.5 0.eOi) would better, represent the value
and thus materially reduce the total In that
Only twenty-two roads, aggregating
1,270 miles out of the 204,000 miles of rail
way In-the United States, are now being
operated by recelvera on account of failure
to meet their obligations.
The record of foreclosure sales alao shows
rapid progress toward complete reconstruc
tion and solvency. In 1902 there were
sold, and reorganized eighteen roada, aggre
gating 693 mllea and representing a nom
inal capitalization of nearly $40,000,000.
Prosrress of Reorganisation.
How rapidly the coatly work of reorgan
ization haa gone forward la ahown by a
recapitulation of annual foreclosures, be
ginning with 1878. The summary shows tne
number of roads to be 670, total mileage
Involved, 115,107, and the amount of money
In stocks and bonds, $6,795,047,000.
The record of thr year In car and loco
motive building Is nearly equal to that of
last year, when all previous records were
surpesd. The necessities of the rail
roads are more clearly indicated by the
order which have been placed for new
equipment than by the number of cara and
locomotives actually built during the year,
since the latter figures are merely a state
ment of the capacity of the various build
1 The Railway Age haa compiled from lta
weekly records a statement showing that
during the year 1902 order have been
placed for the building of 186.000 freight
cara, 4,700 locomotives and 2,700 passenger
equipment cars of the various classes, In
cluding baggage, mall and express. The
figures have been corrected and additions
made by officials of the road concerned
and by the manufacturers, and are pre
sented In detail. A corresponding record
published by the Railway Age on January
8, 1902, showed totals of 193,00? freight
cara, 4,340 locomotives snd 2,879 passenger
May Yet tt saita.
All who have severe lung trouble need
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption.
It cure or no pay. COc, $1.00. For sale by
Kuhn ft Co.
WATER INVADESTHE HOUSES
Many Families Rescued from Par
tially Subnterared Houses in
White Rlrer Valley.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 4. White river
overflowed It bank near O'Drlen station,
fourteen miles below Seattle at 8 o'clock
this morning. The people of the town were
awakened by the water In many cases
creeping Into their beds.
A relief train wss ordered from Seattle
and on arriving with boats the rescuing
party found several families, the women
and children of which were huddled on
chairs and tables In order to keep from
the water that was more than two feet
deep on the floors. All persons were taken
to places of safety. No lives are reported
loat, but much property haa been ruined
Tonight the floods are subsiding and no
further danger Is feared.
Not since 1869 haa there been such floods
In the White river valley. The present one
waa caused by the recent nine days' rain
and the chlnook winds which melted the
heavy snow In the Caacades.
Announcement was made today by the
Oreat Northern that the Madison bridge
would bs repaired Monday evening and the
first break In the traffic blockade would be
made during the night by the arrival of an
overland train. It will carry four days'
There Is no telling when the Northern
Pacific main line will be open, but prob
ably not for several days. Tonight the
Portland division was cleared and the first
train in two days came in from the south.
All the coast lines from Seattle north, with
the exception of the Whatcom line, have
been cleared and this latter will not be
in operation until some time tomorrow.
Large forces of men are at work on the
Una between Seattle and Tacoma. The
announcement 1 made tonight that it will
be opened at noon In a temporary way.
The Seattle-Tacoma interurban line prob
ably will not be In operation for several
week so great is the damage.
J. H. Holt, a ranchman from Miles City,
Mont., is at the Paxton.
ffeorge Uofrart, a banker from Shenan
doeh. Is at the Paxton hotel.
Mrs. H. Sues Arts and A. Arta of The
Hague, Holland, are at the Her Grand.
W. A. Follett and wife of Atlantic, la.,
are spending a day or two at the Millard.
John P. lileeg of St. Louis Is among the
late arrivals for the Implement dealers'
P. A. Sarg and W. H. Dechant of Mld
dleton, O.. prominent In the tobacco world,
are registered at the Millard.
E. T. McCarthy of Camhria. Wyo.. who
haa enticed the smile of fortune from out
a Deadwood mine. Is at the Millard.
P. A. Sorg of Middleton. O.. Interested In
the Millard hotel, and W. L Deekanty of
the same town are at the Millard.
Messrs. James. M. F. and V. Dumnnd
are a trio of vaudeville artists with this
week's Orpheum show who are at the Mil
W. A. Irwin of Red Oak, la., and M. J.
Powera of Beatrice Neb., are merchants
atopplng at the Murray while In Omaha on
John 8. Hogan. Pender; Leo Tobln. North
Platte: A. C. C'roe. Shenandoah: S Hur
ls and H. L. Webster, Tekamnh, are among
rirunni ii inn niercnanm lintel.
Captain W. M. Wright, acting Inspector
3i inn wpinnwm, will go on a tour or
iiiKDivuon tnia w to include Fort Hill,
Jefferson Barracks and Fort Leavtnwor ih.
Henry O. Nllsson has returned to Lincoln
to resume his studies at the university,
after trending the holidays with his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. NUseon, 171a Jout
A. Wllley of Chicago. R. W. Thomas of
Anacnnua. Muni., ;. ii. inaw or H'.vhmoml
Va., anil Charley K. Alberts of Minneapolis
are a mom business visitors reglHtered at
liiw iter laianu.
w. i. i:iovt or cozart, Albert Stern of
iAgin. m . r I,, uinann or Hllver City
in., ana w. r. Retell and YV. Hansen of
w rrmuiii are ai n Ari'Mn lor the Im
plcment dealers' convention.
Tom Wilson of Cattlson. N. J., and Jamea
Purk of t'hicayo are held at th city jail
Frank Warring, son of Court Reporter
Warring, will this morning he taken by
SherlnT Powera to Lincoln fur recommitment
to the Insane asylum. Warring has bwn
out for some time on psrole. b.n f,im,,i
to te in a condition which did not allow of
ma iiovny. .
r-imir nrnisiey or eoum Omaha wss
last night arrrdtnl and will aniurr to th
r charge nf jsraait and better). It la sup
posed that he is the man who struck
1-ouise t'oheii of luiij t'aidtol avenue In
the eya and tr!.-d to choke her tiaturdar
night. The rr tit I.ul mere awellt-j
, shut, a that she could not st for a num.
I her til hours,
MEN IN THE CABS COME NEXT
Firemen and Engineer on Union Facifio
Will Demand Mow Paj.
TO FOLLOW CONDUCTORS AND BRAKEMEN
Strikers Claim the Trainmen anal Tel
earraphers Are Profiting; at ghosx
men's Expense and Score
The Union Pacific engineers and firemen
have mounted the band wagon, taken up
the refrain, "more pay," and are preparing
to meet the officials the first part of Feb
ruary. First It waa the telegraphers who asked
President Burt for more money. They got
It. Then came the switchmen and their
stipends were Increased. Now the con
ductors and brakemen are In the city and
today will confer with the officials, with
the lattor's consent, as to an advance In
wages. That they will get it Is not doubted.
The engineers and firemen have all their
plans laid and have even gone to the ex
tent of engaging quartera at the Arcade
hotel February 1 for tholr grievance com
mittee, twenty members.
In the meantime the shopmen's strike,
which began over six months ago, drags
wearily on, and If the men get more pay
and are not forced to do piecework It will
be because the company's power to resist
these demands longer has been vanquished
and It Is compelled in Its own Interest to
The action of the trainmen and teleg
raphers b.vi lta origin In that national move
ment planned some montha ago and orig
inally published In The Bee. It engaged
the trainmen of every trunk line In the
union west of New York. It contemplated
a general Increase tn wages on the grounds,
primarily, that the cost of living had gone
up disproportionately with the standard of
wages. The englnemen also complained
that the Increased capacity of locomotives
worked a hardship on therm The propo3l
tlon waa that all roads should grant the
demands or a general strike would ensue.
The scheme Is working with good results.
Most of the roads approached have yielded
Profit at Strikers Expense.
The claim of the Union Pacific strikers,
the machinists, boiler makers and black
smiths, that their long and expensive
struggle with tho company has facilitated
the efforts of the other employes of that
road In securing their demands doubtless
Is entitled to serious consideration. With
the motive power shops tied up the com
pany finds Itself In the midst of about all
the labor difficulties It can handle. There
la a strong feeling among the shopmen
against the engineers, as a body, not indi
vidually. "They are a set of autocrats," says Pres
ident John McNeil of the boiler makers.
And a prominent local leader yesterday
"Among the engineers are many good
fellows, but as an organization they are
nothing but leeches. They take all the help
we can give them In this Indirect way, but
never offer to help anybody else."
The eighteen members of the trainmen'
grievance committee, representing the con
ductor and brakemen, expect to meet Su
perintendent Buckingham of the Union Pa
5lp Them In tne Boa,
If you have loss of appetite, headache,
constipation or biliousness take Electrlo
Bitters. It cures or no pay. Only 60c. For
sale by Kuhn ft Co.
MOROCCAN WAR NEARS END
Saltan Recognises Ills Brother and
Pretender's (ante Loses Sap
TANG4ERS, Morocco, Jan. 4. According
to official pews received here from Fei
the adroit move of the sultan in bringing
his brother, Mulal-Mohammed, to the cap
ital has attained the desired object of de
priving the pretender to the throno of his
preotlge, and the latter has retired, dis
credited, to Taza. He haa been deserted
by a number of local tribes, who dispersed
to make sure of their booty.
Buhamara, the pretender, having claimed
the Intention of enthroning Mulal-Mohammed,
his rebellion has no longer any reason
to continue, as the sultan has publicly
reconciled himself with his brother and
Mulal-Mohammed has made a solemn entry
Into Fez, acclaimed by the populaoe.
The sultan haa announced the appoint
ment of Mulal-Mohammed as governor of
the province of Fez, thus disproving the
rumors that Mulal-Mohammed aspired to
the th.'one. When this had been done, ac
cording to the official authority for theae
atatements, the tribes sround Fez swore
fidelity to the sultan and denounced Bu
hamara as an lmpoater, whom they would
prevent from coming to Fez.
All immediate danger has disappeared.
The routes from Fes to tbs coast are open.
It Is said the aultan Is now preparing a
large expedition with the intention of
crushing the rebellion.
Advices received here from Fez, under
date of December 29, are to the effect that
the members of the Halna tribe, who were
fighting for the pretender, have declared
their allegiance to the aultan. Twenty
thousand troops have reached Fes from the
The sultan has placed his brother, Mulal-
Mohammed. In command of the expedition
ONLY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED
Wrerk on Southern Railway Causes
Injury to Twenty-Seven People
and Death to Engineer.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Jan. 4. A passenger
train on the Southern railway, bound from
Atlanta to Birmingham, left the rails laat
night near Weema station. The baggage
and mall cars rolled down sn embankment
and were demolished.
Although the train was filled with pas
sengers, ELglneer White was the only per
son kiileJ. His mangled body waa found
under the locomotive.
Twenty. seven passengers were slightly
A relief train brought the injured to
Birmingham. The passenger coaches re
mslned on the ties.
The derailment occurred on a curve and
waa caused by the spikes In the rails be
ing pulled out by a preceding freight,
which had gone three miles with one of
the wheels on the ties. When the loco
motive pulling the long train from Atlanta
struck the Insecure rail It left tha rails
and turned over, crushing Engineer White
to death. The combination express and
mail car split tn two lengthwise, part of
It falling against the wrecksge of the bag
The wreckage was cleared and traffic re
Bribery Trial Brains Today,
BT. IX)CI9. Jan. 4 The rase of Chsrles
F. Keltey, form-r speakvr of the house of
delcicites. charged with bribery In con
nection with the auburban dee I, will be
called In Judgs Douglas' dlvUl m of the
criminal court tomorrow morning. Kelley
la also Indicted on charges of bribery In
connection, with the Unuug bill and perjury.
We never tire of telling the story
of Uneeda Biscuit. We do not
believe that lovers of good, whole
some food ever tire reading it.
Unesda Discuif are the result of
two ideas. That soda crackers could
be made better than they had ever
been made before. That it was pos
sible to convey them to the home
fresh, crisp and clean.
The importance of the soda cracker
as an article of daily consumption,
made this worthy of extraordinary
effort. True, many people laughed at
the idea of so much thought time
labor capital, being devoted to a soda
cracker. But the greatest industries
of the greatest country in the world
have been developed from smaller
things than a soda cracker, and so
it seemed worth while to make the
best soda cracker that could be
made and to place it on the table as
good as it had been made.
To do the first required the selec
tion of the best materials, of the best
equipment, the highest skill. To do
the second upset all traditions. The
oldest bakers said there was no
way to keep a soda cracker good.
WHEN BEN HUR CAME TO TOWN
Bust Night for Stage 'Hands and the
Company in GeceraL
PEOPLE HUSTLE FOR PLACES TO SLEEP
Omaha, Hotels Already Filled nnd the
Subjects of the Great Caesar
Have Hard Time to
Mr. Ben Hur of Jerusalem, Palestine, ar
rived la Omaha from Minneapolia at 7
o'clock last night, accompanied by his
mother, his sister, Tlrsah, his erstwhile
friend, Messala, old Arrlus, the galley mas
ter, the three wise men of the east and four
coach loads of other folks. With him there
came also seven baggage carloads of the
Roman empire, four 100-to-l shots from
the running stable of Shtek Ilderlm, eight
other, but less speedy, chariot horses from
rival stables In Rome snd Louisville; four
camels for the Journey of the wise men;
sixteen property men with a reputation,
and a fierce, electric-wired stage manager
with an Insatiable desire for work and
Awaiting these arrivals there were at the
Boyd theater fifty special property men
under Stage Manager Clark; an orchestra
enlarged to twenty-four pieces; two sixty
horse power motors perched high In the
fly balconies; sn army of 125 supernumer
aries of sizes adjusted for every Impersona
tion from flower girls to Roman soldiers,
and a stage bared to accommodate sixty
drops (four times ss many as the average
well staged production); four carloads of
set pieces snd the cradles, tracks snd
three panoramic canvasses necessary In the
reproduction of the chariot race.
Sunday Work Was Plenty.
All Sunday morning the musicians played
and replayed pieces, new to many of them
because written especially to convey the
spirit of the scenes of the Wallace book.
All Sunday afternoon and for aeveral hours
Sunday evening the captain of supernumer
aries drilled his raw recruits, the Roman
soldiers at the Crelghton hall and the
flower children at the Schllts hall. And
all day Sunday and for eight hours Sunday
night the stage crew worked, placing the
settings In the order In which they w'U
be needed and experimenting with the
chariot cradles on the stage tracks, during
one of which experiments a ball-bearing
roller slipped from Us groove snd created
general havoc. This morning this whole
little Oriental world Is to assemble on the
Boyd stage at an early hour for the most
atupendoua snd quaintest full dress re
hearsal ever seen In Omaha.
The newspapers snd the general public
have been making considerable fuss over
Mr. Hur and his folks, yet notwlthstsnding
this and the additional fact that be has
always been very particular In hla cholco
of companions (except, of course, while in
the navy as an oar stroke), some of bis
closest companions had difficulty last night
In getting under roof In Omaha.
LoilKlnir I'larrs Wfr Scarce.
Ben himself was sll right because be Is
getting $100 rr week now and can afford
to pay for the braid on a bell boy's clothes,
but some very distinguished Roman sens
tors bsd to give up to some very obscure
Nebraska Implement dealers Who had
(poken to the hotel men first, aud tbs three
wise men of the Eaat had to give up to
three still wiser men of the same na
tionality, but from points less far east
ward, such, for Instance, as New York,
Vtlca .and Tonkers. Amrah and Tlrsah
found accommodations finally, but some of
the other women snd girls bad as much
hard luck as If the leprosy were not al
out of their systems, and they tramped
about from hotel t boarding house unti'
well Into the night before the laat fouuo
plate. Meanwhile (be common, wart-
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
banded cornshellcr, salesman and railroad
grievance committeeman looked on in com
fortable security and speculated on how
often they could stand for the show at its
somewhat altltudlnous prices.
ROADS ARE YET BLOCKADED
Northern l'arlllc and Great Northern
Trains Stalled by F. fleets of
Chinook Still RaulnK.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 4. There was
nothing doing ou tho Northern Pacific to
day, not a train leaving the city, and the
railroad officials are unable to make any
laennue statement as to me luture.
The Chinook still prevails and water is
pouring down tho Cascades In torrents. At 1 11 '- cted that tae Judiciary committee.
Martin, on tho past side of the tunnel, ' whlch ' composed of Welsh. Quccnan and
there Is a washout of nearly 360 feet. O'Connor. IU turn In a report on the
while several places between the tunnel ordinance Introduced a week ago In relation
and Ellensburg are under water or the , l vacation of certain atreeta and al
tracks covered with mud. I ,n the wp8t.ern Part 5 ,t.he clljr- "
To sum up the difficulty the Northern
Pacific Is struggling with, there sre five
washouts on the main line between Castle
Rock and Kelso. There are Innumerable
allies all the way from Cosmopolls to the
terminus on the Gray's Harbor branch.
The Auburn cut-off la under water tor
miles. Nearly a mile of track la gone In
one place on Green river. Five or six
minor washouts are reported between Les
ter and Palmer.
The big washout at Martin Is followed
by a succession of washouts and landslides
all the way to Ellensburg. The South Bend
branch Is under wster and covered with
tildes from Willapa to the terminua.
The company has two passenger trains
tied up st Maywood and la taking tbs best
. . '. .
slides ahead and washouts behind, and ar
rangements are being made to get supplies
to the trains. There Is no way to get the
passengers out at present, owing to the
washing out of all road bridges In that
Not a county road can be followed a
mile in any direction.
One passrrgi r train Is bound up at Les
ter, where the passengers are being cared
for by the railroad. No communication la
possible til her way until the water shall
The Great Northern Is in exactly a sim
ilar position. Trains were directed over
the Northern Pacific because of the bridge I hla place. This report was practlclly verl
ht M ado w Brook being carried away, but i fled by telegrams from Chicago yesterday.
before they were gotten through
Northern Facific was also blocked.
GODFREY HUNTER THREATENED
Knew of Conspiracy Asralnst Ills I.ITe
and that Is Why He Killed
W. II. FitsareruM.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Jan. 4. A relative of
former Minister Godfrey Hunter of Gua
temala haa received a letter from Sam Cas
tleman, formeily of Chicago, but who ia
now tn Guatemala, saying that Godfrey
Hunter. Jr., who killed W. II. Fitzgerald
in Guatemela City, had been threatened
with assassination prior to the killing If
he refused to leave the country. Accord-
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at the Investigation of the shooting by the
In- n Mm i" . I m n n O.I.(n al. . I .
Guatemalan government aay that aix men
bad formed a conspiracy to shoot Hunter.
None of these men, the letter says. Is now
In Gustemala City, while two sre no longer
In the republic.
Mr. Castlemsn further says that tha
shots which killed Fitzgerald were fired
In self-defense. He also says that Secre
tary of the Legation Bailey had been
threatened by the alleged cousplratore.
Charged with' Bank Robbery.
siai u.-. so., jan. . Four men. bus-
week of a Vnion: Mo.Vb
was secoren, were arrested here tonight.
Kred Rawlins, one of the men, surrendered
to the sheriff and betrayed his aliened con
federates, because "they had refused to
divide fairly." The other three men din
tilm any knowledge .of the robbery. Oris
of them gave hla nam aa Thomas Nea of
at. Paul and another gave tha name of
i. W. bower of Kansas City.
That no one expected it any way.
That people were satisfied to eat them
stale, as they had been in the habit
of doing. And so it fell to the lot
of younger minds to do this unheard
of thing to keep a soda cracker good
The result was the! creation of the
In-er-seal Package with red and white
seal. An invention that kept out the
air, moisture, dust germs, that first
retained the natural flavor of the bis
cuit, keeping it crisp and fresh until it
reached the table, and so Uneeda
Biscuit became a reality. The little
thing that seemed hardly worth while
became a great thing that seemed
To-day over 300,000,000 packages
have been consumed by the thought
ful people of this country and the de
mand is ever increasing.
That is the story of Uneeda
Biscuit Some day we will tell it
over again for the benefit of those who
are still "satisfied" with the stale and
broken crackers that come
in a paper bag, when they
can get Uneeda Biscuit
whole, fresh, and clean
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Oosnoil Committee Expected to Report Upon
PROPOSITION OF THE BURLINGTON ROAD
Indications Are that the Council Will
Favor the Plan, Whirli Means
Kztenalon of the Rail
At tonight's meeting of the city council
is understood mat tne nurnogion roan
wants to trade a patch of land on Boyd
street for a strip along Thirty-sixth street.
Some alleys In a gully are alao Involved.
Just what the committee will report Is
mere conjecture, but it has been inferred
that the council will favor the ordinance
for the reason that It will mean an ex
tension of the railroad yards In the west
ern part of the city.
At the present time a steam shovel Is
working night and day, making a cut 400
feet In width through the bill west of the
yards, for the purpose of laying tracks
from tha Burlington yards at Thirty-sixth
and L streets direct to the new cattle
yards at the stock yards. It Is understood
that more room is needed by the Burlington
1 'or Its sidetracks, and therefore
i nuked the citv to vacate Thirty-sixth street
from I to L streets.
A railroad official stated yesterdsy that
the vacation of the street snd the alleys
asked for will mean some active railroad
construction here in the spring. The Idea
Is to run tracks down from the Burlington
yards right into the cattle yards, thua
making a short cut, saving not only time,
but giving shipper much better service.
Manager Manrhee Transferred.
It was reported several days ago that T.
D. Manchee, manager of the Swift plant
in thta city, was to be transferred to Chi
cago and that an eastern man would take
Mr. Manchee has been the manager of the
plant here for several years snd It Is said
that he waa quite popular among the em
ploye of the company. The change In
management will. It is asserted, take place
about the middle of the preaent month.
Howe Gets Vacation,
Robert L. Howe, general manager of the
Armour Interests here. Is going south for
a months's vacation. In hla trip Mr. Howe
will visit most of the principal southern
cities and he may go aa far as the City of
Mexico. While Mr. Howe is away W. E
Pierce, head of the beef department of
Armour's at Chicago, will remain here and
act aa temporary manager.
Petition for Copenharve.
petition is being circulated In South
Am J, ,,,.,,.", !,,. ..,..
Omaha recommending to Judge Lee Eatelle
the appointment of W. J. Copenharve as
bailiff of the criminal court. The petition
now has a Urge number of signers.
Anna Fltle's Funeral.
Funeral services over the remains of Miss
Anna Fitle were held at the First Presby
terian church at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Rev. Dr. R. L. Wheeler delivered
the addresa. The church waa crowded with
friends of the deceased. Beautiful floral
offerings from friends completely covered
the caaket. Dr. Wheeler spoke most feel-
" r'tl "
tloned the esteem In which she was held
by her many friends her. Hs spoke also
of the sad blow to Frank Fitle, foater
father of tha deceaaed. The music was
specially arranged tor the occasion and
Miss Jeaale Carpenter sang on or two e
lection. Interment waa at Laurel Kill
cemetery. The pallbearers were: A. '
Miller. Colonel A. L. Lett, J. L. Kubt
James Murphy, J. H. Loecbuer and P. i
Bock. All of the pallbearers are mcinberi
of the Board of Education.
Week of Prayer.
The week of prayer will be observed by
the Protestant churches of Fouth Omaha
by the holding of union services The first
of the series of meetings will be held at
th Baptist church, Twenty-fifth snd II
streets, this evening. Dr. R. L. Wheeler
will deliver a sermon on "The Church
Militant." Tuesday evening services will
be held st the Presbyterian church, the
subject being "Missions," with Rev. M. A.
Head aa leader; Wednesday evening Di
sciples' church; topic, "Special Work
Among the Young," Rev. Andrew Renwick
In charge; Thursday evening, Rev. Loan
der Lane will conduct services at United
Presbyterian church and will preach on
"Nations snd Their Rulers." Services on
Friday evening will be held at the Method
ist church, with Rev. George Van Winkle
In charge. Hla subject will be "Ministry
of the Gospel." These services will com
mence promptly at 7:30 o'clock each
Must Build Sewer.
Members of tho city council and the city
engineer hsve agreed that two catch basin
and it aewer 400 feet In length must be built
from Twenty-fourth to Twenty-fifth street ,
on H street. Aa Inspection of this ground
wss made a few days sgo by a committee
of tho council. In company with the engi
neer, and the opinion of all was that an
emergency existed, snd that in order to
save the street from washing out and caus
ing damage to abutting property the storm
water would have to be taken care of by
the construction of a couple of catch ba
sin and the building of a sewer. Plana are
being made now for this work and opera
tion will commence as soon as the weather
Reaulnr Board Meeting?.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Board of Education will most likely be
held this evening. For the past sit weeks
the meetings of the board have been few
and far between and' It may be that to
night's session will be short. Arrange
ments were made prior to the holiday va
cation to pay December salaries, so that
only ordinary claims will hsve to be con
sidered tonight snd such rew business as
may be brought up.
Mnalo City Goaatp.
Guy Collins Is home from a two weekn'
The city schools open today after the
usual holiday vacatlop.
Mrs. Ienna Allbery has returned from a
week's visit with friends In Iowa.
Homer Peyton is here for s few days
from St. Louis. He is visiting his parents
Albert Miwlre and Joseph Milrer came
from Uni'iln yesterday to attend the fu
neral of MU-s Anna Fltls.
Rev. A. M. Head of the Methodist church
preached a sermon last evening on the
topic. "The While Horse and ills Rider."
The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Smith, Twenty-Hlxth and N ntreets. was
buried at Bt. Mary's cemetery yesterday
MAY SEEK THE FEDERAL COURT
Packer at St. Joseph Aaalnst Whom
Flndlnar of Pries Compart la
Made May Appeal.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo , Jan. 4. An effort will
be made by the packers of this city, alleged
to be In a combine to maintain prlcea, to
get their cases into the federal court If
state authorities make au attack on the
charters of the corporation.
The finding of the master In chancery
that a combine exists gives the attorney
general an opportunity to administer a
nominal fine. He baa not Indicated what
further action he will take.
Tesaa Don or Shot.
WALl.KH. Tex . Jsn -lr. J. J. Aron
dala was shot and killed during a quarrel
with T. Urt.tford. The cause ut th quarrel
is not known.
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