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G THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. MAY 13, 1000. s
AFFAIRS AT SOUTn OMAHA I
Chaplain 8iiaon Bportt Collection! for the
Snffereri in Japan. -
STATE SENDS OVER THOUSAND DOLLARS
CUT Clerk Flies tlilrmril of Condi
tio af City Panda. Showing Might
Inprnrnifnt Otfr (hat ml
Chaplain F. lvf. Slsson of South Omha,
treasurer of the Nebraska contribution to
the fund for the relief of the Japanese
famine sufferers, offered his third report
of the money which has been contributed
up to and Including May 11. The chaplain
reports that he has lately received a Mter
from tne headquarters of the relief or
ganization suylng that the contributions
of N'hraska are the t'st of any western
state. The total up to date is Sl.190.04. The
detailed list of contrlbuiers not previously
reported appeals below:
Previously reported S 471 S9
B. 1 'arlyle, Kimball 1 .no
Isaac Roush. Kimball 100
O. 8. Orsnt. for Junior league, Meth
odist church. Allen
J. Dillon, for Methodist Episcopal
II. M. Cruniblms, nysses
Rv H W. Cone, for Methodist
F:plscopl church, Adams 4X 24
Kev. tn . U. Miller, lor capital nun
day school, Wymore
Rev. A. 1. MIcUoc, for citizens of
A. J. E. Peterson, laurel
I.suritz Pelterson, Brayton. Ia
Rev. '. a Connell, for citizens of
F. W. Rottinan. for First Lutheran
church. Nebraska City
Thomait Fay, Albion
SI. Sovereign, for citizens of York..
Mr;. F. H. Bowman, Sllosm Springs,
Louise Hollingswoi I li, for a number
of children of Kearney
E. B. Heioid, Osmond
K. M. Spear, Oenoa
Kev. Kdwln Booth, for First Congre
gational church. Beatrice
H. W. Cope, for Methldost Kplsco-
fial church, Adams
son Bros., Fullerton -.
Rev. A. Ij. Kellogg, for citizens of
W. W. R.mciHll. for Methodist Epis
copal Sunday school, Trenton 16.5:
W. A. Dunlavy, for 1-one Star Sun-
. flay school and others, Hloomlng-
Rev. H. O. Claycomb. for Junior
A. V. Kline. Belgrade..
Rev. N. Dawson, for citizens of
Rev. George W. Warren, for citizens
Rev. A. 8. Kifcey, for Jur,'..;r league
and others. Pilger
C. Riaser, Cosad
Rev. William McKee and others,
Prof. II, T. Sutton. Bethany
Rev. O. C. Cobb, Cedar Bluffs
Thomas O. Ingram. South Omaha....
II. I.. Martin. South Omaha
M. Sovereign, for citizens of York..
Rev. J. O. Gallager, for citizens near
John L. Woodworth, for Young Peo
ple's 8ocieiy of Christian En
deavor, St. Mary's Avenue Congre
gational church, Omaha
Mrs. Charles Lee, South Omaha
Archie Russell, for Addison Congre
gational Sunday school, near
F. U. Chamberlain, Wayne
Rev. C. S. Hughes, for citizens of
Rev. J. B. Ijeadom. for Epworth
league. Wood River
Rev. II. t tangley, for citizens of
Rev. W. H. Hornaday, for Metho
dist Episcopal church, Shelton
J. R. McLaughlin, for himself and
crtlzens of Hastings
Rev. R. A. While, for Junior En
deavor, First Lutheran church,
Rev. E. T. Oeorge, for Methodist
Episcopal church, Albion
Walland Cameron. Sohuyler
The statement of the condition of the
funds of the city. Issued yesterday by the
city clerk, shows several minor changes.
The general fund now contains 1932.06, an
Increase over that of the previous month of
100. The fire and police funds will be
rather close. The following Is the state
ment. Amount of levy. 116 1147.367.SO
Balance of levy, iH 52,'MS 40
Bain nee of library fund 1.132.99
Collections. Including licenses, fines,
Interest on deposits, royalties, by
city treasurer 12.094 02
Total '. $212.64221
... 23.817 41
19.31 il. 74
fit ..no if
18. Ml. 3)1
interest ... 45.M9.72
Library ... 6.564 47
("lb. gutter 3.MC.64
Park 1,921 ffi
$ 63.622 87
1212,642.21 $212,642 21 $212,642.21
Improvement Clna Meet I a.
The highland park Improvement club held
its regular monthly meeting Thursday
evening and transacted lots of business.
The committee on grading F street re
ported the grading petition acceptable to
the city attorney, and the passage of a
grading ordinance next Monday evening is
an assured thing. The committee which
waa appointed a week ago to raise funds
for the grading of Twenty-fourth street
reported its work unfinished and asked more
time; that they had, however, raised $270
of the desired amount. The committee
waa given further time and an additional
member In Charles A. Dunham, who has
been designated as treasurer, to receive
Subscriptions. The committee, on Its good
showing, was authorised and Instructed to
go ahead with the grading and will let
the contract within a short time. The
committee which watted on the mayor In
regard to car fares and terminals In con
nection with the new Fort Crook Una rec
.ommended holding the matter tn abeyance
Years of experience in buying and selling Refrigerators
have made us wise in the selection of boxes that we know are
the best values to be found anvwhere.
v McQRAY, B0HN SYPHON and PEERLESS are the
world's leaders. They will save you ice and money.
Badgers $7.00 up. Peerless $13.85 up. Bohn $20 up.
Wfore baea ,
awkaaa oaly aa
IHM b It orig
Ion't Suffer Longer, Von Can Hare
Instant Rrlirf and Lasting Cure
by tng Pyramid Vile Cure.
A Trial I'arkaae Mailed Free.
The rectum, like the mouth. Is lined with
that soft, satiny material known as mucous
membrane. Piles is a disease of that mem
brane and the blood vessels that lie un
Fissure and Fistula affect the same mem
brane and belong to the same family.
Pyramid Pile Cure slipped Into the bowels
melt and spread themselves over the dis
eased and painful surface and act just as
a salve would if the trouble was on the
outside of the body and could be easily
seen and gotten at.
The immediate relief they give, even In
the most agonizing cases, will startle you.
as It has already startled many thousands
of "iluiibtlng Tlioiuasua" before you, who
have trl- d ever thing and sent for the
sample package, firmly convinced that they
would again be disappointed.
But they weren't. Pyramid Pile Cure
doesn't disappoint. They cure. They are
for sale at all druggists at 60 cents a box
and are worth an even hundred to the
person who needs them.
Mr. John Byrne of 2306 2d Ave., New York
City, writing under date of Jan. 17th, 1906.
says: "I received the sample and used it
right away. I got so much relief from It
after twenty years' suffering that I bought
a 60-ccnt box. The almost unbearable pain
Is almost gone and my Fistula has almost
disappeared. I hat given up all hope of
ever being cured. I assure you, gentle
men, I will use every effort to make any
of my friends try them, as I can guarantee
they are a sure cure."
If you want to prove this matter at our
expenae before purchasing send your nume
and address to the PYRAMID DRl'Q CO..
4976 Pyramid Building, Marshall, Michigan,
and receive a trial package free by return
until the line should be completed, and
this msy be done", but the committee was
instructed to act with like committees
from othtr organizations. The club also
conferred with the mayor, who Incidentally
Is a member of this club, In regard to
South Omaha a interest in the new electric
line and will be alert to see that this city
Is not Ignored or discriminated against.
Now that K street from Twenty-sixth to
Twenty-seventh has been graded and the
dirt therefrom wasted on Twenty-seventh
street, the question of bringing Twenty
seventh from F to J to grade was revived
and a committee appointed to confer with
the property owners and city engineer look
ing towards the adoption of an acceptable
grade on that street and the ultimate grad
ing of the same. The matter of having
an ordinance Introduced prohibiting ter
races outside of the lot lines, thereby mak
ing It possible for a more uniform practice
In this regard, was dlscused. but carried
over to the next meeting. The executive
committee has been Instructed to arrange
for an outdoor meeting In the park at an
early date. The hour of meeting has been
changed to 8 o'clock during the summer
Railroad Wants Grade Changed.
C. I Dutidey, attorney for the Union
Pacific, was . In South Omaha yesterday
seeking to have changed the grade of the
alley which accommodates the new Union
Pacific depot at Twenty-seventh and O
streets. The reason for the change of
grade Is that the street may be made to
conform with the platform of the new
depot. As It is now, the alley is too high,
so that articles of freight must be lifted
Into wagons. The road is willing to pay
for the work of grading ana repaying the
alley, provided the property owners will
give them the right by rlgnlug the petition
for the change of grade. All the plans
have been made for the work. The en
gineering department drafted a petition
yesterday and the same will be circulated
for signatures. It may be that the petition
will be ready by Monday evening so that
the council may take charge. The depart
ment has also perfected Its' plans for the
new office on Twenty-fourth street. The
building is being rapidly repaired and will
be ready for occupancy In the course of
Fonr Ball Games Bandar.
There will be four games of base ball
in South Omaha Sunday. Two will bo
played In Jetter's and two in Duffy's parks.
The two in Jetter's will be pulled off be
tween the Starlights and the Union Pa
cific store house team In the first Instance
and between the Sterlings and the Gold
Tops in the second. The Gold Tops won
In last Sunday's game and want to repeut
again tomorrow. At Duffy's park at
Fortieth and Q streets the games will be
double-headers, the first the Duffy's against
the Merchants and the second the Duffy's
against the Omaha Cooperage company's
team. The whole field will be rolled by a
ten-ton roller during the morning. It Is
expected that the playing will be extra
good, as there were fine exhibitions of the
sport last Sunday. The score stood 1 to 0
for the Duffy's.
The subject of the Sunday morning ser
mon at the First Baptist church Will be
"Man's Need and God's Resources" The
subject of the evening sermon is not an
nounced. The meeting of the young peo
ple is held at 7 p. n..
At the United Presbyterian church Dr.
Renwlck's morning subject will be "Forget,
ting the Owner." The topic of the even
ing address will be "Is It All You Can
Made City Gossip.
The Interurban company is letting con
tracts for the grading' of Its proposed line.
The daughter of Jacob Scholtlng, who
was lost during all of Thursday night, has
There will be a public dance under the
auspices of the Joe Duffy's base ball team
Unless you have a Clark "Jewel" you need a new Gas
Range. The new all steel construction the economical,
removable burners the ebony finish that never needs
blacking are features found only in the Clark Jewel.
Delivered and connected without charge. Prices $10 up.
We are exclusive agents
FOURTEENTH AND FAR NAM STREETS
at the Ancient Order of United Workmen
temple this evening.
A. H. Murdock has lust returned from
Denvet, where he has been on a business
It Is stated that Mrs. Mary O'Brien won
her suit for damages against the city and
Is to receive $.4oo.
Dana Morrill returned Thursday night
from New London, where he has been at
tending a shooting tournamnt.
David W. Rhodes. 1711 Monroe, aged 49,
died Thursday evening. The body will be
sent to Beatrice tills morning.
The seniors of the South Omnha High
school cleared over $jr off the lunches
which they served a day or two ago.
Thomas Lewis, who pleaded guilty to
stealing his partners clothes, was sen
tenced to thirty days in the county jail.
The commencement orator for the ap-
r reaching graduations of the South Omaha
ligh school will be Rev. M. I. Btritch of
Joe Lonogoskl, Joe "Matusek, Peter Pnl
Itlke, Peter Kenodtzior and Dave Russell
were each fined 12 and costs for petit
There was a pleasant party last night at
the home of Herman Call, Twenty-ninth
and J streets. About Unity friends were
Henry O'Hara died at the South Omaha
hospital Thtireduy. lie wan u clerk In
llayden Bros.' more In Omaha,. Funeral ar
rangement)) have not been mad.
The Order of the Eastern Star will
meet this evening tor a public installation
of officers at Masonic hall. Mrs. Anna C.
Slmson, grand secretary, and Mrs. Ida
Brown, former grand secretary, of Omaha
will conduct the ceremony.
Thomas McGulnne.ss, aged 45, died yester
day. The funeral will be held from the
parlors of Heafey St Heafey Sunday, to St.
Agnes' church. Interment will be at til.
Miriam I Kothholz, infant daughter of
Henry Rothholz, toll N street, died last
Thursday night. The funeral will be held
Sunday at 1 p. m. from the residence. The
burial will be In Pleasant Hill cemetery.
The following births were reported yes
terday: Charles McConkle. Twenty-sixth
and Harrison, a boy; Aaron Katzinun,
Thirtieth and K streets, a boy; Charles
Miller, Twenty-seventh and S. a boy; Jo
seph Kanckovskl, Twenty-ninth and F, a
The women of the Afternoon club enter
tained their husbands last evening at the
final function before the heated season.
About iwenty-flve husbands, real or pros
pective, were cozened into the highest de
gree of good nature. Ref reshmenta of
many kinds and plenty of Ices combatted
successfully the warmth of the evening.
WOMAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS
Doctors Not Entirely Certain What
is the Cause oi Iter
Mrs. Christine Lombard, who lives with
her husband In the basement of 1315 Jones
street, was found In an unconscious condi
tion at the C. N. Deltz company's lumber
yard. Fifth and Leavenworth streets, at 3
o'clock Friday afternoon. The police were
notified and the woman was taken to the
station and ' attended by Police Surgeon
Upon being searched a Colt's revolver
was found In the woman's stocking and In
dications of poisoning were strong. After
a time the surgeon succeeded in restoring
her to partial consciousness, but she re
fused to give her full name or say what sbe
had taken until In the evening, when she
answered all questions, but denied having
taken any poison.
Her husband was summoned, but at first
the wife said she did not know him. Iater,
however, she recognized him and said he
tried to get rid of her by sending her to
the Insane asylum. Her mind was clearly
deranged and Captain Mostyn sent for City
Physician Arnold. Dr. Arnold said he
thought overindulgence In drink was the
sole trouble with the woman and that she
will be all right when the effects have
worn off. Lombard, who works for the
Union Pacific railroad as watchman, sdid
his wife is addicted to the liquor habit,
but stoutly denied she used any kind of
"dope" or that he had quarreled with her
or threatened to send her away. He broke
down and cried at sight of his wife, who is
by no means ill of appearance nor old, but
was refused his request to take her with
him home. They have been married about
four years and have no children.
RECEPTION TO THE ROSICKYS
Rohemlnn KdHor and Wife Given
Ken (I off Prior to Visit to
Mr. md .Mrs. John Roslcky, who are
about to leave Omaha to spend the sum
mer In Europe, were tendered a reception
by their friends last night at Metz hall on
South Thirteenth street. About 100 persons
sat down to a tabie laden with good things.
Frank Bandhauer presided over the after-
dinner exercises and in a preliminary ad
dress offered the guests of honor the best
wishes of the company. Mr. Rnsicky In re
ply expressed the appreciation of their
kindness felt by himself and his wife. The
program consisted of a number of addresses
and several selections by the Bohemian
Singing Society Lire.
Mr. and Mrs. Roslcky will leave Omaha
Monday for their native country, and ex
pect to be gone five or six months. Mr.
Rosicky came to America thirty years ago
and has not visited the old country Blnce.
Movements of Ocenn Vessels May 11.
At New York Arrived: Bordeaux, from
Havre; Sicilian Prince, from Naples; Rhcin,
At Boston Arrived : Corean, from Glas
gow; Ivernia, from Liverpool; Columbian,
from London. Sailed: Caledonia, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Haverford, from
Philadelphia; Deronlan. from Boston.
Sailed: Kensington, for Montreal; Cymric,
for Boston: Armenian, for New York.
At Genoa Sailed: Citta di Torino, for
At Dover Sailed: Kalserln Auguste Vic
toria, for New York. '
At Copenhagen Arrived: United States,
from New Y'ork.
At Alexandria Arrived: Citta de Genoa,
from New York.
At Havre Sailed: La Bretagne, for New
At Gibraltar Sailed: Pannonla, for New
At Talermo Sailed: Perugia, for New
At Moville Sailed: Victorian, for Mon
treal. in Omaha.
A Most Important Purchase of
High Grade Silk Waists on Sale Tomorrow i
San Francisco's largest and most aristocratic dry goods store "THE EM
PORIUM" cancelled an order of 1.248 Silk Waists, manufactured by Louis
Stecker l Co., Philadelphia. 1,248 handsome Silk Waists thrown back on the
manufacturers hands by the terrible California, disaster, bought ip by us at a.
little less than 50c on the dollar. The handsomest lot of silk waists ever
brought to Omaha, on sale tomorrow.
' . Made of the finest Taffetas, Chinas, Crepe and Mousseline Silks, beautifully trimmed
with lace, long -and short sleeves, made to retail at $7.50 to $15.00.
1,248 SILK WAISTS IN TWO LOTS TOMORROW
510 Silk Waistsf worth $7.50, D Cft C I 73& Silk Waists, worth from I OA
on sale at,
PIONEER OF CHUG WAGONS
Miejhty Motor Made in New York and
Tested in Nebraska.
IT WAS A FLIGHT IN NATIVE OPINION
rani Morton Tells of a Machine that
Made Dome History When lie
Waa a Boy Too Soon
for the Country.
Cine of Faul Morton's most intrrestlng
stories is how the first big automobile In
America was Invented In New York City
forty years ago, was boycotted . by Fer
nando Wood, then mayor, next taken to
Nebraska and run briefly on one of the
highways of the frontier state; finally It
was stored and later sold for old Iron, all
because of the great Indian massacre at
New I'lni, Minn.
"I well remember." said the president of
the Equitable lAfe Assurance society, "the
famous steam wagon which was stored
under cover for years on my father's farm.
Many a time I played 'I spy' with the boys
hiding behind It or under Its ponderous
machinery. A"1 so when I received a let
ter early last winter from David I. Os
born. the man who was America's first
chauffeur and had superintended the con
struction of the machine, I was naturally
interested. He Incidentally remarked that
he was out of a Job d would like some
kind of a position In New York and added
that he remembered all about the old
steam wagon. Helng muen interested in
transportation, the statement appealed to
me and I sent him a check for $25, asking
hltn to write a full history of the machine
and forward It.
"It Is a pretty accurate story." 11 Mr.
Morton. "Here are Mr. Osborn own
' 'Now, Mr. Morton, you wished me to
give a concise statement of the so-called
steam wagon brought to Nebraska City In
the early days who manufactured It, Its
engineer, its object, purpose, etc. First
Hrevct Major General Joseph R. Brown,
Indian agent of the Blnux In Minnesota at
New I'lin and Mankato. who. with Captain
Zarhary Taylor of the I'nlted States Army,
afterward major general and later presi
dent of the I'nlted States of America, went
to Minnesota to build Fort Snclllng.
Developing; an Idea.
" 'After Major General J. R. Brown was
elected delegate to congress from Minne
sota he came to New York in 1S.S7 to John
A. Reed's machine shop, located where
the Novelty Iron works were, on the East
river, near the big dry dock. Mr. Reed was
at that time consulting engineer of New
York City. The writer of this was his
master mechanic and foreman. We built
a line of marine engines, among them the
engines of the ocean steamer Adriatic of
the hlBtorle E. K. Collins' line, plying be
tween New York and Liverpool. They
were oscillating engines, compound duplex
of I.5'-horse power, considered wonders In
" 'General Brown conceived the idea of
building a wagon or a road traction vehicle
with oscillating engine to haul Indian sup
plies from ihe river towns to the agency,
and ordered Mr. J. A. Reed to draw de
signs and specifications for the said steam
wagon. During the Interval of construction
General llrown went to the Inaugural of
President Buchanan, In 157. While In
Washington the general succeeded In wire
working and manipulating congress, ob
taining an appropriation of 1100.000 for
building school houses, churrhfe, agricul
tural Implements and other things I do not
now remember. Including a steam wsgon
to haul the supplies between Mankato and
New rim, the two agencies. This steam
wagon J. A. Reed built In and I
learned that it did make several trips be
tween th agencies. Afterward the engine
was utilized for running a gristmill.
" 'General J. R. Brown returned to New
York City In lteu and ordered Mr. Reed to
build the second Improved steam wagon.
It was named the "Tralrle Motor" and cost
tl2.0in. Eighteen months' time was al
lowed for building the wagon.
" 'J. A. Reed gave me the drawings, with
orders to construct the motor. General
Brown had opened correspondence with
your (atbtr, J. fcltrling Morion, who said
there was a big opening for hauling sup
plies across the prairies to mining camps.
Mr. Reed's contract with General Brown
was 'that he would accompany the steam
wagon to Nebraska City, and install It for
a trip to Denver, Colo., across the great
plains. It should be remembered that there
were then no Pacific railroads.
Illttlnn the Road.
" 'That time marked the opening of our
civil war. During the Interval between
1S60 and 1N6'.! Mr. Reed contracted to build
a United States gunboat of the Ericsson
model a monitor and could not leave the
city, so under these circumstances the gen
eral released him, and the writer, repre
senting him, was ordered to take charge
of the steam wagon and bring it to Ne
" 'I left New York June 7, 182. I steered
the machine from the shops at Bast River
along Twenty-third street to Madison ave
nue, thence across Fifth avenue and down
to Mghteenth street, where we broke a
wheel (the pavements in Fifth avenue in
those days would break anything a bank
or a yoke of steers and some of the old
Fifth avenue paving stones are still ex
hibited as souvenirs In Brooklyn). '
" 'The event proved a sensation, and the
mayor I think it was Fernando Wood
served an Injunction prohibiting us to run
the wagon by daylight. It was a very
huge affair, I must confess, unsightly in
appearance, and it naturally scared horses,
even those not running away.
" 'The driving wheels were ten feet in
diameter, our feet taller than Abraham
Lincoln, and the rims two feet wide. No
wonder the vehicle darkened the streets
and stopped public traffic. The forward
wheels were six feet high and eighteen
Inches wide. A seventy-two-lnch upright
toiler, eighty-six Inches long, connected
with a water tank ten feet long and thirty
inches In diameter, waa secured to the
' 'The Jorward end of the tank connected
with the forward axle, which had a uni
versal ball Joint, allowing the wheels every
kind of action in all directions. The tank
held 2,009 gallons.
" 'The motive power of the machine was
four ten-horse duplex oscillating engines,
two engines to a driving wheel, so con
structed that one engine would hold the
other over the center; and one Independent
steam pump with a cab on top of the con
necting tank, and platform with fire box
tn the rear of the boilers these were fea
tures of the machine that called out the
mayor and stopped business along Fifth
avenue: The total weight of the automo
bile was twelve tons, atniut one-fifth the
weight of the locomotive of that day.
Incidents of the Trip.
" 'After making repairs on Fifth avenue I
ran the machine by night to the Christo
pher street ferry, which landed us In Ho
boken. Thence I ran the engine under Its
own steam down Montgomery street to tho
New Jersey Central railroad, where we
shipped the steam wagon lo Easton. Our
route to Nebraska, was by way of the Read
ing & Harrlsburg, thence to Pittsburg by
the Pennsylvania Central, 'hence to Chi
cago by the Fort Wayne, thence by the
Burlington to Quincy, where we crossed the
Mississippi by ferry and reached home hy
the way of St. Joseph and the steambnnt
West Wind, which plied between Omaha
and St. Joseph for years. I arrived In
Nebraska City on July 14, l)6i forty-three
years sgo last July.
" 'General Brown had accompanied me
from Chicago and Introduced me to your
father. J. Sterling Morton. We left the
wagon on the bluff overlooking the city
and the great winding Missouri river. On
Sunday we were the guests of the city, and
the whole country turned out to help honor
" "We were entertained at the Seymour
house, kept by Mr. Tuxbury. with his two
big daughters and one Idolized boy, Fred,
who died soon after, poor boy! Your fathr
was editor of the Nebraska City News.
The paper gave us a big send-off In an
extra edition, and the people were assured
of prosperity for all time,
" '8o on Monday, July 18, W2. everybody
was on hand to see the sight. Great was
the astonishment of the multitude, men,
women and children, when they saw us
moving along the streets toward the city.
After mans" obstructions and impediments
In the shape of soft, miry ground the
vehicle was sidetracked back of the old
Block house in the rear of McCann's bank
ing bouse. This was to suable us to put
$10 to $15. on sale at
it In running order. We repainted the
machine, finished It off with ornaments
and a new rah and a platform, and were
sobn ready for our proposed trip to Colo
rado. The Wonder on Exhibition.
" 'As a leave-taking sendoff your father
suggested an excursion, a pleasure trip,
through the main streets of the city, with
a string of road wagons coupled on behind.
As nearly as I can recollect there were
about twelve vehicles In the train, and each
was packed to the limit with enthusiastic
humanity. After this the city fathers,
headed by J. Sterling Morton, gave us a
banquet at the Seymour house, with your
father presiding and O. P. Mason holding
the exalted office of toastmaster. It .m a
great time for the steam wagon, and every
body succeeded in getting acquainted with
every other Individual In the country. The
feast closed with a dance, and all went
home and to bed rejoicing at the greatness
of the future, and steam wagons In particu
lar, which would help build up the country.
In those days buffalo covered the plains.
Indians were everywhere and there were no
" 'Then arrangements were made for the
trip to Colorado, and nil was ready for the
departure, when news came of the terrible
Indian massacre at New Ulm, Minn. Gen
eral Brown was summoned thither, he be
ing the general agent of the Bloux Indians.
So we were left to continue our Journey to
Colorado with the steam wagon. We were
under a full head of steam, bound for the
Rocky mountains, and had reached the.
Nine-Mllo house, about four miles beyond
the old Morton homestead, when we broke
a crank. It could not be replaced In the
west, so I made a trip to New York City
for a new crank, and returned to Nebraska
and made the necessary repairs. Then It
was decided that the locomotive would have
to be stored until the return of. General
Brown from the Indian wars.
" 'it was also found necessary to Improve
the roada, build culverts across the streams,
otherwise the wagon could not proceed. Be
cause of these drawbacks the machine was
finally stored on Mr. Morton's farm and
the trip was abandoned, the machine never
to be used again, because General Brown
failed to return to the city.
" 'The civil war also changed everything.
Men went to the front and were killed, and
finally, when Mr. Sterling Morton wrote me
that he wished the steam wagon removed
I advised him to s-11 It for what he could
get. I believe It was finally sold for about
J0n, and the engine utilised In the gas
works at Nebraska City. I suppose, also,
there was no demand for steam wagons of
this kind In making trips across tho plains,
Then your blood must be in a very
bad condition. You certainly know
what to take, then why not take it?
Ayer's Sarsaparilla. If you doubt,
then consult your doctor. 'We know
what he will say about this grand old
family medicine. Sold for 60 years.
We have no secrets We publish
the formulas of
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for the early completion of the Union Ta
clflc and other lines In the west revolution
ized transportation and business of every
Mr. Morton said the chief reason why the
road wagon did not prove a success was
because there was no macadamized road
beds for it to travel on. The streams wera
not bridged, and when It came to a creek
or even a small rivulet In the soft, miry
ground of the prairie, it sank so deep In
the mud that progress was Impossible. New
SCOVEL IS COMING TO OMAHA
President of National Association' of
Life Inderwrlters la lleadtas
The president of the National Association
of IJfe Underwriters advises the Ufe Un
derwriters' Association of Nebraska that
he will soon be in Omaha, and in anticipa
tion of that event the executive committee
of tho local association met Friday after
noon and authorized the following tele
gram: George W. Scovel. President National Ac
sociation of Underwriters, Pittsburg. Pa.:
Iatchstring hangs out fur you from here
H. R. GOUI.D, President.
They also decided to hold the regular
June meeting at such date as will be con
venient to Mr. Scovel, probably Thursday,
the Slst Inst., and they hope every member
will arrange to be present.
Tills national association Is composed of
about fifty state associations, and wss tho
only body of Insurance men Invited last
February by President Roosevelt and the
chairman of the executive committee of the
Chicago meeting of governors, attorneys
general and insurance commissioners to at
tend that notable meeting, of which Presi
dent Roosevelt said: "I have entire faith
In the right Judgment and single minded
purpose of the insurance convention which
met at Chicago."
It should be plain, therefore, that the
65,000 agents in thts association friends snd
neighbors of the millions of policyholder
should be, and are. In close touch with the
policyholders and are not merely the hired
men of company management, and that
they surely stand for the permanent good
of those from whom they now obtain their
present business and of whom in the future
they expect further business upon proving
themselves the real friends of the people.
It is no trouble to recover a lost article
Put an ad In the "Lost" column of
all our medicines.
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