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TTTE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1907.
RIVER KEPT UNDER BRIDGE
Northwestern Spejdi Larce Enm at Bla r
to Held Miturari ia Btt.ii.
THOUSANDS Of PUT OF RIPRAFPI'G
Stream Threatens to Oe Into Iowa
Lake, Leavlas Expensive Bridge
Fear Miles from lla
BLAIR, Neb. Jan. 2u. iSpeclal.) The
Northwestern Railroad company la at pres
nt engaged In a difficult task In construct
ing a largi dike composed of trestle work,
ton and brush matting at a point three
miles north of the Blair river bridge on
the Iowa aide of the river. A delegation
of the buslmss men of this city was In
vited to view the work yesterday, by
Bridge Superintendent H. A. Wentworth,
who has charge of the construction.
The party found almost a village of work
ers, with their Bleeping and eating apart
ments In the best of order. This work la
being rushed with all possible baste, to
be ready for the spring high water, which
has always been extremely dangerous at
This work, which will cost over 1100,000, Is
the last resort of the Northwestern com
pany to prevent the large bridge at this
point, which was built in 1882 at a cost of
$1,800,000, from being left on dry land in
Nebraska, something like four miles front
the river. The Missouri river at the point
where the work Is being done, with a
straight sweep of five miles directly south
east, hurls Ita immense volume of water
against the Iowa bank, which is very low
at this place, and th-n, turning at less
than a right angle, goes almost west
gainst the Nebraska aide, thence with a
straight two-mile course under the bridge.
At the Iowa bank the river had cut within
100 feet of a small lake, which If reached
would send the river racing through Iowa,
cutting off a chunk of land over four miles
square and leaving the costly bridge far
In Nebraska, to span a small lake.
Trestles sad Mats.
An Immense trestle work 1,000 feet long,
with four braces each 260 feet, is being
constructed acroaa this dangerous point
over an average depth of twenty feet of
water. Three Immense pile drivers are at
work forcing the largo seventy-foot piles
to the bottom of the "Old Muddy." Fif
teen hundred plies will be used, at an
average cost of about $:3 a pile. One driver
has commenced at each end of the 1,000
foot span and one on the braces all three
working to a common center.
Bla; Willow Branch Mat.
. A matting of willow brush, with an
average thickness of sixteen Inches, with
wire cables above and below Is being In
terlaced around the trestle work and above
and below along the river bank. This
huge mat will be ISO feet wide and S.000
feet long, the entire surface being weighted
down with stone placed about three feet
apart, euch one securely fastened with
wire to the mat, at an average Weight of
bout seventy-five tons to each 100 lineal
A similar dike, 4,100 feet long, was built
two years ago between this place and the
bridge, to protect the Iowa bank.
Many Men Employed.
' The present work was commenced about
December 1, and Superintendent Went
worth expects to finish la about sixty days,
the work being rushed as fast as help
can be obtained. He has 230 men employed
and would Increase his force If more men
could be found. This work Is all being
done while the river la frosen over, af
fording a good footing for handling the
large amount of material of stone, piles,
timbers and brush, of which twenty-five
to thirty - car loads axe being received
daily. A general thaw or break-op of the
weather at this time would be a serious
drawback to this work.
Good eating and sleeping apartments
have been constructed for the men. About
100 men of the present force are residents
of Blair and go and return by train each
day. The payroll amounts to nearly 16,000
per month, a good portion of which comes
to Blair. The men at the construction
:amp are boarded and roomed for ft per
week, furnished under contract with the
company by J. A. Freeland of Omaha.
Rise of an Engineer.
The plans for this work were prepared
In the office of the nead engineer of the
Northwestern road In Chicago, and the
construction Is under the direct supervision
of Bridge Superintendent Mollis A. Went
worth, who does his own surveying, as
alstedXy his general foreman, N. A. Cole.
Mr. Wentworth holds his diploma as a civil
englpser having studied and perfected
himself In this branch since he commenced
working for the company, nineteen years
go, as a common laborer. He came from
Canada and was placed In control of the
bridge and river construction work at this
place eleven years ago. He Is recognised
as an expert on riprap and dike work, and
was recently called to the headquarters
of the company at Fremont, In consultation
over the construction of an immense dike
to prevent the overflowing of the Platte
river Into the city of Fremont at that
Only one accident haa happened. When
near the commencement of the work, owing
to defective timber, the large pile driver
went Into the river, total loss, drowning
young Reno Morrison, whose body was
Man Falls from Movlnar Train.
PIjATTSMOL'TH. Neb.. Jan. 20.-(8pe-slat.)
Oeorge Bhlmp. who resides In the
rlclnlty of Murray, is strongly opposed to
paying railroad fare. Saturday he decided
& - rlkii
rviHO. V.C r iiNrx any combination of drugs.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
la an honest, tried and true remedy of unquestionable therapeutic value.
ThUmedioine made from native roota and herbs contains no narcotics
or other harmful drugs and today holds the record for the largest number
of actual cures of female diseases of any medicine the world haa ever
known, and thousands of voluntary testimonials are on file la the
laboratory at Lynn, Mat., which testify to ita wonderful value.
Mrs. & E. Fink, of Carnegie, Pa., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkham.-r "I
wish every suffering woman would take Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable
Compound and write to you for advice. It haa done ms a world of rood
and what i haa accomplished for me I know it will do for others. .
When women are troubled with Irregularities, Displacements, Ulcer
atlon, I anamination. Backache, Nervous Prostration, they should re
member there is one tried and true remedy, Lydia. E. Pinkham's Vege
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation to Women
Women suffering from any form of femaJs weakness are Invited to
write Mrs. Pinkham. at Lynn, Maaa. Out of her vast volume of ex
perience abs probably has tht very
to take a trip to Omaha, so he climbed and Is going over the county sawing out
on the bllr.d baggage without being a-en native lumber for the farmers. Ills ma
by the eagle eyes of the conductor, and j chlnery is run by a mammoth traction en
would doubtless have reached his destine- glne and he seems to be able to handle al
tlon In safety had he not loaded hlmsHf j most any kind of timber. Thousands of feet
up with numerous highballs and other ' of lumber have been produced and Is being
fancy drinks before starting. As the train
was nearlng Oreapnll a man In the bag- '
gag- car saw him fall and thought thre
wasn't a bit of doubt but what the man j
had been ground to pieces by the wheels '
of the car. When the train reached Ore in- .
oils the alarm was given and a crowd
of men started down the track, expecting
to find Sh.mp's lifeless and mutilated body, j
inrjr naa not gone iar uniu iney met a
man coming towsids them who looked as
though he had been run through a thresh
ing mnchlne. It was Bhlmp, and In
maudlin manner he was cussing the rail
road company for maintaining such a
rough track. How he escaped Instant
death Is a wonder, but he declared that !
he wasn't hurt a particle.
WEST roiST"" GOLDE JlBIa.EE
Cltlsens Arranging to Celebrate
Town's Fiftieth Anniversary.
WEST POINT, Neb.. Jan. JO.-(Speclat )
The suggestions made by Colonel J. C.
Elliott, editor of the West Point Repub
lican, looking to the celebration of the
semi-centennial of the founding of West
Point, has taken root. The matter la being
agitated among the cltlsens and It Is be
lieved that a record-breaking celebration
will be held here the coming summer. A
great deal of ancient history Is being un
earthed and many curious facts brought to
light. The city of West Point was origi
nally platted In June, 1B67. by Andrew J.
Bruner under the direction of the Ne
braska Settlement association. The first
election In Cuming county was held In
West Point on October 12, 1858. Nineteen
votes were cast for county officers. The
first lawsuit was before Justice J. C. Craw
ford In February, 18fifl. It was between
William Worbelo and F. Fuellner, the for
mer suing for 120, the value of a dog killed
by Fuellner. The late John D. Nellgh ap
peared for the defendant, and the plain
tiff, having no attorney, the case was con
tinued. Worbelo started for Tekamah to
get a lawyer, but on the way was caught
In a fearful snowstorm and was frozen to
EFFORT TO OPES
School District Desires to Itlllse
Trail to Reach School Home.
Bl'HWELU Neb.. Jan. 20.-(8peclaI.) At
a term of court held here last week by Hon.
J. N. Paul of St. Paul, there was tried a
case which grows out of the old townslte
of Willow Springs. Willow Springs, In the
early days, was the county seat of Oarfleld
county, and was abandoned when the
county seat was moved to Burwell. A few
years ago proceedings were had to vacato
the old townslte, and this was done, leav
ing the schoolhcuse In District 12, the old
Willow Springs schcolhouse, without a
road. Then he district brought proceedings
to have the old trail that had passed the
choolhouse In the early days declared a
road by travel and usage. This, of course.
was fought by the property owners adja
cent to the townslte, as It cut a number of
farms In two. In the evidence much early
history was brought out and many old-
time events recalled.
The evidence disclosed that the road had
been traveled long enough, but not that
the officials had ever claimed It as a road
and used it as such.
aWAHIOX HAS AID OF FORMER FOES
Fremont Postmastershln Develops
New Political I.lnenp.
FREMONT, Neb.. Jan. 20. (Special.)
The appointment of Daniel Swanson as
postmaster of Fremont was generally . an
ticipated on account of bin excellent record.
It has created conslderb!e"talk- however",
on account of the fact that his former op
ponents within the party were active In ob
taining his reappointment. He was ap
pointed to succeed Ross Hammond four
years ago after a protracted contest, Mr.
Hammond seeking to hold over and being
supported by R. B. Schneider and L. D.
Richards working for Bwanson. This time
he had the active Influence of both Ham
mond, Schneider and E. R. Currey, Mr.
Schneider having seen Postmaster General
Cortelyou In his behalf. Swanson took no
active part In the senatorial contest before
the county convention last summer, and
probably owes his appointment to thit
fact. C. D. Marr, the other principal can
didate for the office, had the support cf
L. D. Richards and of a good many of
those who backed Swanson four years ago.
BEATRICE BRIDGE CASE ENDS
J. II. Sparks Acquitted of Charge of
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 20.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The celebrated case of the State
against J. II. Sparks of St. Joseph, charged
with attempting to defraud Oage county
by issuing a claim amounting to $639.04 for
a bridge in Island Grove township, which
Is alleged never to have been built, was
brought to a close last night In the dis
trict court and after the Jury had been
out twelve hours It returned a verdict of
acquittal. The contention of the defense
was that Sparks and his clerk had erred
In filing the second bill with the county
board, while the proseoutlon contended
that It was done knowingly and with in
tent to defraud the county. The case haa
attracted unusual Interest In Gage county
because of the reported bridge graft dur
ing the last few years. Now that Sparks
has been given a clean bill the public In
general appears to be. well satisfied with
Portable Sawmill la Success.
T ECU MS EH. Neb.. Jan. .-Sueclal.)-A.
Swasy of Vesta has a portable sawmill
HEALTH OF WOMEN 1
in this nineteenth century to keep
up with the march of progress every
power of woman ia strained to ita
utmost, and the tax upon her physi
cal system is far greater than ever.
In the (rood old-fashioned days of
our grandmothers few drugs were
used In medicines. They relied upon
roota and herbs to oure weaknesses
and disease, and their knowledge of
root and herbs was far greater
than that of women today.
It was in this study of roota and
herbs that Lydia . Pinkham, of
Lynn, Mass , discovered end gave
to the women of the world a remedy
more notent and frlr&id-tfia than
knowledge that will help your ease.
converted Into buildings. W. I Taylor.
one of the best farmers of the county, has j
erected a big barn, the lumber bring pro-
duced by Mr. Bwasy's outfit. Mr. Taylor
planted the trers which furnished the lum-
ber for this bam. He Is an old settler.
Xevs of Nebraska.
. , , r , . i . i a till.
wl7,n V7n .Vfirtunlty to voie bondi
BEATRICK Taiil Wayhsm. ft boy 15 I
years of age, wss thrown from a horse ;
anri had hh left shoulder fractured
NEBRASKA CITY-Ioe Is being housd
by local concerns and farmers, ranging In
thickness from twelve to eighteen Inches.
BLfK IIIMWnhn C. Mallck nnd Mis
Bernlce M. Thompson, south of this city,
were united In marriage Friday by Judge
RKATRICE J. W. Henlev. a traveling
man of this city, sold his standard bred
? -month-old colt to Lon Bpard, a farmer,
WE8T POINT The Farmers' Institute fnr
Cuming county Is scheduled to meet at
West Point on Thursday and Friday, Feb
ruary 7 and 8.
BKATRICR The new Home THepnone
oomranv's exchange at Wymore has b-en I
fwi'ln."!!. 'J. connected I
up with the central station.
AKl.INUTON Farmers are selling a nn
eral amount of corn which Is quoted at
81 cents per bushel. There Is no rush and
corn can oe oDtalrea wnere wanted.
NEBRASKA CITT 3. J. Olson. for
many years section foreman for the Bur- I
NEBRASKA CITYJohn C. Poling died
early (Saturday morning after a sliant at
tack of Indigestion, aged 70 years. Mr.
Poling formerly operated the Cincinnati ho
tel. BEATRICE Several hundred farmers
held a wolf hunt near Barneston, but cap
tured no wolves. Five of them escaped
through the lines. Another hunt will be
held January l&
YORK H S. Harrison arrived home
from Unco In last evening, where he has
been attending the annual meeting of the
State Horticultural society and was elected
president of that association.
PLATTSMOUTH W. C. Hamilton has
returned to his home In this city from
Lincoln, where his Buff Orpington chicks
won all of the first prises, with the excep
tion of one, at the big poultry show.
BEATRICE In case the L'nlon Paclflo
builds Its new line between Marysvllie una
duiiqs its new nne oeiween arysv u ."""'with a drouth, that at that time had the
Beatrice on the west side of the Blue river ,
W ymore cltixens intend to have tnat place ! appearance of never ending. It was at once
made a division station, If possible. dubbed a "cow" country. This Idea so
BEATRICE Mrs. J. J. King received t nravulM that no effort tin mnrte even
telegram yesterday announcing the sudden .
deatn of her brother. Edgar Bruner, wlncn
occuired near O'Neill, Neb. The remains
will be burled at West Point, tnls state.
PLATTSMOL'TH William R. Speery has i
fe" AJnf m.rtM.fc'Knu'
Insurance company the sum of Il.oOt) duin
age for tho loss of a dwelling which was
consumed by Are.
NEBRASKA CITY The Elks lodge. Is
rapidly fitting up Us home recently pur-
chased and expect to occupy It in a snort
time. This la the only order having a
uiuu IIUUH0 in me cuy qua inn uiciiiimo
feel assured of lis success.
BLU E HILL K. W. McKensle was sailed
to California Friday on account of the
death of his brother. He will accompany
the body to Canada, the home of the de
ceased. His brother had visited lilni on
New Years day, en route to California.
NEBRASKA CITY-Presldent Stelnhart
of the Commercial club is active In trying
to secure buildings for the use of a con
templated overall factory and a business
college. Suitable quarters are difficult to
obtain and new buildings may be neces-
YORK The new board of directors ot
the York Telephone compuny hold their
meeting and elected the following officers
for the current year: President, G. H.
Holdeman; vice president, C. N. Beaver;
secretary and manager, fctfwln Bell; treas
urer, H. M. Chllds.
PLATTSMOUTH County Judge Travis
has Issued marriage licenses to . Edward
Hell and Miss Maggie Helming, both of
Crdar Creek; Leland Coon of Wtbash and
Miss Nellie DeClair Cunningham of K.m
woud; Herman F. Luetchena und Miss
Louise A. Suhweppe, both of Wabash.
PLATTSMOVTH Rosooe Wortman and
Frank Uewey, both aged 13 years, lett
th Wortman home December 18 with-their
skates, bound for . Pawuee oieek. Since
that lime nothing has been heard from
them, and a rewird is now uttered for
any information leading to their where
abouts. BEATRICE Thompson Wilkinson, an
old resident of Gage county, died Sunday
morning at the home of his son, Arthur
Wilkinson, five miles northeast of Beat
rice. He was born in England in 1817, nd
located in Gage county In 1K8. He is sur
vived by a family of six children, all
YORK The name of Representative W.
D. baker appears in the list of joint com
mittees to draft bills for the considera
tion of the legislature covering the reforms
proposed In the republican platform. He Is
a member of several important committees
and will be very busy if he does all the
work lild out for him.
NEBRASKA CITY The Grand Hotel
company has Incorporated for W0.1XW, fully
paid up. The Incorporators are iS. I).
Battling, F. H. Bartilng. F. W. Rottman
and C. ii. Otis. This hotel was formerly
known aa the Grand Pacific, and has been
remodeled and refurnished In a modern
way throughout. Mr. Otis will be in
HLHMAN Rutledge A Leach have a
gang of men opening this county's big
dltou into the Missouri river. The men
have to be In the water most of the time
and they have found It very hard to secure
men to do the work. Their gang all struck
Saturday night for 26 cents per hour and
they let them all go, and brought another
gang up from Omaha Sunday.
NEBRASKA CITY A broken rail caused
a Missouri Pacific Vaasenger train to leave
the track In the yards Sunday morning.
Hie Uucoln passenger was tuking a siding
to allow the southbound train to pass
when the accident occurred, causing the
engine, tender and baggage car to leave
to rails. No one was injured and, aside
rrom the delaying of both trains, no dam
age was done.
WEST POINT The Odd Fellows' lodge
and the Rebekah degree held a Joint In
stallation on Friday evening and installed
the following officers: Odd Fellows Noble
grand, Julius Gurdels; vice grand, H.
Xhoiiioson; secretary, H. L. Wells; treas
urer, M. E. Kerl. Kebekahs Noble grand,
Miss Pearl Poellot; vice grand, Mrs. Kate
Kerl; secretary, Miss Gertrude Miller;
treasurer, Mrs. H. 11. Howarth.
PLATTSMOUTH The snnual report of
County Treasurer W. D. Wheeler shows
that the total collection from the tax list,
not Including miscellaneous collections,
during the year amounted to l-a6.U6u.8i.
The total collections from state school
lands was $3,304.68; balance on hand in the
general fund, 120.081. 40; i tke bridge fund,
V.XM.'ii: In the district tfad fund, !,
DOT. do; in the school fund, $2,W4.00.
NEBRASKA CITY-J. H. McLellan. the
carriage builder, was struck by the heavy
door of his shop during the windstorm
last evening. he was rendered uncon
scious by a blow on the head and fell
heavily to the plank flouring, at the same
time having his ankle wedged beneath the
door. Owing to his age, his frlunds were
quite aiarmed, but he Is now remlng easy
and It Is thought not seriously Injured.
YORK The stockholders of the City Na
tional bank held their annual meeting lat
week and re-elected all the directors. The
report of the president showed a very
gratifying business done during the year
just closed. At a meeting of tne directors
the old officers were elected aa follows:
President,. Harris M. Chllds; vloe presi
dent, I). 8. Zimmerman; cashier, C. It.
Kolllng; assistant cashier, L. W. Chllds.
NEBRASKA CITY Considerable coal Is
being uncovered in the vicinity of Brown
viile, and those who are mining It are
confided of Ita being profitable: A great
deal Is being used by neighboring families
and a car load has been distributed In Au
burn, Neb. Frequent discoveries along tne
river causes a great deal of enthusiasm
among the land owners, and It Is hopd
rial a profitable way ef getting It out
and to the markets may be devised.
ARLINGTON The Odd Fellows' lodgo
t Its meeting Baturday Installed the fol
lowing otttcers: N. O., I. A. Mock; V. G.,
b. F. Masters; secretary, G. I. pfeiffer;
treasurer. J. W. Johnson; R. a N. G..
O. R Haten; 8. N. G , H. W. Marshall;
R. 8. V. G.. C. L. Fagg; L. 6. V. G..
Frank Moore; warden, L. C. Gaines; con
ductor. John T. Gllfrey; R. 8. 8.. Adam
Miller; L. 8. 6.. R. C. Utterback: I. G..
W. H. Crane; O. Q., William Melvard. At
the conclusion of the Installation services
an oyster supper was served.
ARLINGTON Rebekah lodge No. 42 has
Installed the following officers for the en
suing term: N. G, Miss Elsie Faasett;
V. G , Mrs. O. C. Roberts: secretary, Mrs.
W. F. Gllfrey; treasurer. Mrs. H. W. Mar
shall; R. S. N. G.. N. P. Bouck; L. 8. N.
O.. Miss May Gllfrey; R. 8. V. G., Mrs. L.
F. Gllfrey; L. 8. V. O . Mrs. Frank Wolfe,
warden. Mrs. H. H. Gllfrey; chaplain, Mrs.
Rose Coleman; I. G.. Mrs. G. I. PfelfTer:
O G.. W. 11. Crane. After the Installation
i aa evaler auPDex was served.
Some Needs oi
The needs of a city, like an Individual.
can best be understood and considered
when It Is known that they possess quali
fications that would entitle them to consid
eration by those who are In position to
render the necessary aid to promote their
further advancement. That Alliance Is en
titled to a consideration because of this
requirements can be stated fully when It la
known that from a mere huddling trgether
of a few sturdy pioneers, wherein It
marked one of the few outposts of rlvlll-
xation a few years ago. It todHy stands p-e
eminently the metropolis of the entire west
ern half of Nebraska.
This record has not only been established
for all time, but, likewlee, In the face of
obstacles that few people and cities would
have the courage to even attempt to over
come, much less surmount. A chief ob
stacle to this success was the reput it on
given the surrounding country by Its former
Inhabitants, who at one time dotted each
and all of Its fair quarter sections In g.eat
numbers, but as a result of a prolonged
rirnnth uhlrh while oitrnrilnar over the en
t're state, was more severe and extensive
t ' , .
here, they departed with the same alacrity
with which they came, but Instead of sing
ing the praises of the new found garden
"f fcden, as tney did in tne Degmning,
there was a melancholy tale of ruin and
?? ?very nd attending those
who would dare convert an arid waste
to be the perpetual and productive home
of human beings. There were those, how
ever, who were not so easily disconcerted
In their planning. They remained and to
day they are the living vanguards of civ
ilisation and enlightenment, prominent fea
tures of every age and clime, who, brav
ing all, conquered all. That they did
wisely no one will gainsay, for they are
prosperous; that their wisdom profUeth
others can be attested to by the presence
of many others.
Another prejudice was that of the kind
of country this was supposed to be. With
the vast domain at the command of all,
he who could muster a cow or two, and
. phlrk(,n- or mBlt hlter r-- hom6
consumption; everything was subservient
to the one prevailing idea as to the su-
,,. Hr,uin nrin.r rvan th
ordinary garden vegetable, were tabooed.
This was a serious setback, and today.
In the age of scientific farming: as applied
to this country. It Is so deep rooted among
many that it requires repeated crops on
the adjoining sections to convince them
,at the reguItg wou)d ba no different
than their neighbors if they would but
That they have done so and are doing
so can best be known by the fact that
In the year 1906 twenty-five to forty bush
els of the best wheat In the world was
produced here In Box Butto county. Rye,
barley and oats averaged twenty to eighty
bushels in abundance, while corn, the crop
that is more or less affected by the cool
ness of the nights, struck an average of
thirty to forty bushels of a kind that not
only carries, but did carry away, medals
at the state fair. Potatoes, at once the
weakness and . strength of Box Butte
county Its weakness. In fact, that the
"Box Butter" loves the goodness and glory
of those famous, potatoes, as the Bostonlan
loves his beans for they are as sweet and
good In their entirety at the time they
are cast aside for the new as they were
when they, too, were' Imbued with the
freshness of the first offerings of naturo.
The potato is the strength of the coun
try. Inasmuch as It Is prolific and a never
failing crop. . ,
In the midst of this vast Increasing
abundance stands the, county seat of Box
Butte county. Alliance, a city with a pop
ulation of 6,000, with broad streets, all
well lighted by a plant second to none In
the state. It has a- municipally-owned
water works system that Is both up-to-date
and at the same lime furnishes a revenue
that will ever, guard against reversals In
the city's financial affairs. It has more
than ten solid blocks ' of business houses.
All streets are named and every house
and building bears a street number.
Alliance Is a city of schools and
churches, having one high and two graded
schools, embracing an attendance of 1,600
children. We have nlno churches, all of
which are modern and well attended. In
addition to this our Catholic cltlsens are
planning to erect a $30,000 academy and
parochial school, to be in charge of the
Dominican Sisters of Kentucky. This
building will be erected in the spring. The
Young Men's Christian association have
only recently, looked over the field with
a view of building one of the best associa
tion buildings In the state. We are
abundantly blessed with numerous fra
ternal societies, oil of, which have a large
membership. The Elks lodge, however,
has led the way In a permanent building
for themselves, having one of the finest
club rooms in the state. This will be fol
lowed during the coming year by the
Knights of Columbus, who are planning In
Additional resources . for this city and
country, Is the fact that the headquarters
for the Wyoming district of the Burling
ton road Is here. This district extends
from Ravenna, Neb., on the east, to Bill
ings, Mont., on the west, from Brush, Colo.,
on the south and from here to Guernsey,
Wyo. The general superintendent, division
been unable to gain admission to the gov.
The American hospital was established
In Winchester park, the -property of the
Jesuits, Thursday, under the American
flag and in charge of Fleet Surgeon Ames
nd Surgeon Norton of the Battleship
Missouri and aided by Sisters of Charity.
The hospital received more than fifty
sufferers, Including persons with fractured
bones and skulls, cases nf blood poison,
which had resulted from neglect of wounds,
etc. Governor Bwettenham and the local
medical men were greatly opposed to the
American hospital, insisting that there
was no necessity for It as all the woundod
already had been attended to. 8urgeon
Ames said the local medical men were
very ready to accept medical supplies, but
wished no American Interference with the
wounded. Consequently there was much
suffering which the American officers, in
the name of humanity were anxious to re
lieve. A party of American sailors worked
st repairing the hospital building to the
last moment, when they hauled down their
flag, the Jesuits taking charge, and re
turned to their ships, the Yankee sailing
at 1 o'clock followed by the battleships
( Itlseas laeeased at Govermer.
Governor Bwectenham's attitude toward
a friendly American officer's assistance Is
greatly' deplored by many of the residents
of Kingston, some of them even suggest
Ing that the governor be petitioned to re
sign. His action Is construed by some aa
Inspired by resentment of President Roose
velt's attitude toward Jamaican negroes on
the Panama canal. Others ridicule the
governor's objection to the landing ef
American sailors, armed or not armed.
(Continued from First Page.)
't The insecurity of the oil is evidenced af
superintendent and the master mechanic
have their headquarters here, and the com
bined payroll, from the shops, train and
engine service, etc., means an average
nxinthly Income of $60,000. Further than
this. Alliance Is practically the Jobbing
center of tne Platte valley, many of those
people In the valley, following the lead
of the early settlers, still come here to
replenish their larders.
Thus far us to the city and country's
glortrs. now as to Its needs: First ot all
It Is sadly In need of a sewerage system.
The proposition came up at the last elec
tion and was defeated by only seven votrs.
Let us create a more enthusiastic spirit
In this direction and pass at the sp.lng
election the bonds necessary to the com
pletion of one of the most necessary needs
to make us a metropolian city In every
sense and at the same time permanently
secure the health of our citizens.
Another most Important need Is the or
ganisation of our Business Men's club Into
commercial club for the promotion of
this city and country's welfare. This club
should begin by advertising our famous
potatoes; that, too, many seasons, the bulk
of which rots on the ground, simply be
cause we have not enterprise enough to
place the tuber before the public in such
a way that It will speak for Itself, and
this It will do tr It Is given the oppor
tunity. We need very badly, the numerous farm
ers throughout the eastern states, who
are now delving away on high-priced land,
and In many Instances, renters, who are
paying $6 and 13 an acre rent to take their
chances with us. where land is still ch ap
and where with one-third the effort, they
not only can bring big returns on their
Investment something they are unable to
do now but In the case of the renter, they
can come Into possession of their own
among a people who are both generous
and hcspltable to a fault.
We are also greatly In need of the capital
that Is spreading Joy to communities In
the building of large enterprises, such as
beet-sugar and stirch factories, To these
we extend the glad hand of fellowship and
ask you to come and look the ground over
before beginning another venture, for our
needs crave yours.
Trx-umseh Is one of the most beautiful,
moet . progressive little cities in the state
of Nebraska, situated as it Is on the
Nemaha river and In the valley of that
stream and right in the southeastern part
of the state admitted to be the richest
section of the s'nto. And yet. the city has
its needs. At this time one of the chief
needs is an Improved electric lighting plant,
but steps have been taken In that .direc
tion and it Is believed the new plant will
be forthcoming In the spring. A new Car
negie library building Is prospective, as well
us consderable building for 1907.
One of the needs of Tecumseh is some
thing in the manufacturing line. Of course
the city cannot hope to become a manu
facturing center, but with an enterprise
or two which would employ say from 100
to 200 men this town would soon become
a decidedly Important one. As it Is the
business here Is dependent upon agricul
tural Interests. The city has a population
of 2.S0O and Is erjoylng a steady growth.
A canning factory or a creamery would
add materially to the city. At one time a
canning factory was operated here and
seemed to prosper, but it was lost by fire.
There Is an abundance of all kinds of veg
etables and fruit grown here to make one
There la still need of Improved walks in
the city, though during the past few years
hundreds of feet of concrete, brick . and
' other substantial walks have been laid on
our brood streets. We have a handsome
oourt house, and in the court 'yard will be
found a soldiers' monument and a well
mounted cannon of the Civil war. The
cun pus is well kept and laid out with good
walks. The city has nice two-story city
hall In which is maintained the city li
brary and tire department and Jail, In ad
dition to the council chamber and offices.
This city is badly In need of a hospital.
Within the past four months two men have
died In the: crowded cells of the city Jail
for the want of a better place for the city
to take them. They were paupers and
without means. A plan has been proposed
to provide a city and county hospital at
the county Jail, which has plenty of room.
This city has two splendid school
houses, several churches, a Masonic temple,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows temple,
and many other substantial buildings. It
Is contended by some that we need another
railroad. The Burlington has a Junction
at this point, the lines from Lincoln to
St. Joseph and from Nebraska City to
Holdrege crossing here.
Tre Tecumseh Commercial club, an or
ganisation which Includes aa members al
most all the live business men of the town.
Is constantly pushing out for new enter
prises and anything tht would see fit to
come this way would be "rail fcGwaged.
Our people as a whole are progressive and
well .to do, and we have two good banks
In the city. The farmers In this county
Borne of the things suggested would no
doubt make Tecumseh a better town, and
there are some acquisitions we already have
which might be added to In numbers and
they Are energetic business men with 1907
push, a decidedly social and pleasant peo
ple, handsome women and pretty girls.
All will be welcomed.
the attempt last (Friday) night by six
negroes to waylay a midshipman from the
Missouri, who drew his revolver and put
his assailants to flight.
Last night the streets of the burned dis
trict still reeked with the stench of de
caying bodies. The burned ruins were Il
luminated only by the baleful glow of the
corpse fires lining the roadways.
Valtares Hover Over Klagstoa.
Today many bodies were recovered
through the aid of vultures, which perch
In flocks on ths ruins beneath which their
prey Is burled. As fast as they are un
covered the bodies are thrown on the fu
neral pyres and slowly consumed.
The total number of known dead is
about 460. and It is believed there are at
least 160 persons who have not been ac
Food Is coming Into the city from the
country districts, but a famine is greatly
The fUthy conditions of ths camps on
the parade grounds and race course, where
thousands of persons are huddled under
Improvised tents, roofed over and sheathed
with palm leaves, causes gravs apprehen
sion of an outbreak of typhoid fever.
At present there Is a most urgent need
for tents for several thousand persons, but
the government Is not supplied with these
and is not making endeavors to obtain
them. Rain is now threatening and if It
should come It will Involve untold suffer
ing on the homeless thousands.
Dee Want Ads produce results.
Basra Is Takea loath.
BT. LOUIS. Mo.. Jan. 20. Adolphus
Busch, the millionaire brewer, who has
been critically HI for several weeks, de
parted today for Aiken. B. C. He was ac.
companied by his wife, son, two daughters,
three trained nurses and Dr. Luedeklng.
A temporary spur was laid from the ter
minal railroad tracks to Mr. Busch's
residence and his prlvats car was hauled
linoat to his front door. Ha was carried
I the oas Ia aa Invalid chair.
GAMBLE INQUIRY IS HELD
Oitnmittet Ifeeti Twee fundsy and is
Eeadv to Report.
PRACTICALLY NO NtW EVIDENCE HEARD
Was thssis that Brsiater's
Was nn Seaate Pay Roll
PIFRRB, 8. D., Jan. 20.-(8peolal Tele
gram.) The testimony Is In nnd It Is now
tip to the committee to say what they have
found In the charges agVnst Senator
Gamble. The committee appointed to In
vestigate the charges ngnlnst Senator
Gamble, with Instruction to report to
morrow In both houses, this morning called
a meeting to which the public was Invited,
at which the law firm of Gaffy Steph
ens appeared for Senator Overholier and
Representative Pnrmlry who arc pushing
the charges. They presented the senate
record showing the payments made to
Ralph Gamble and th school record at
Tome Institute, which It Is charged, he
attended while on the payroll.
Another meeting was held this evening
at which Senator Gamble presented a
Written statement covering the same
ground which he went over In the caucus
before his nomination. After reading the
statement Judge Oaffy asked permission
to question the senator, which Chairman
Glass of the commission decided to be
within his rights. Tho questions aimed nt
the senator were intended to show that the
son was on the payroll for the greater
part of the time In recess of congrens
when but little or nothing In the way of
service would be required of him nnd that
.when In school he drew the pay without
anything being asked of him In tho way of
service. Senator Byrne of the committee
objected to the questions as being Intended
to cloud the real Isue with trivial matters,
but was overruled by the chairman of the
committee who declared any question which
would bring out the facts would be per
missible. After the questions had been
asked the chslimnn called upon anyone
else who had any statements to make In
regard to Senator Gamble to come forward
and give his testimony, hut nothing further
While It cannot be said Just what the
committee report will be, the probabilities
are that It will be practlcully that nothing
new has been offered further than what
was stated before the caucus selection
was made, and that such action was taken
after the fncts were developed with knowl
edge of the whole situation.
ACCIDENT INJPACKING HOUSE
Floor In Hammond Plant at Chey
enne Collapses Without
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. VS. (Special.)
What might have proved a very disastrous
accident occurred last evening at the Ham
mond packing establishment in South Chey
enne. A carload of salt fell from tlie sec
ond floor of the building into the basement,
crushing both floors. The collapse came
w'lthout a warning and the accident Is a
mystery, as the second floor ordinarily
holds two carloads of salt. The first floor
was used as a butcher room and Herman
Marshall, a butcher, who was on that floor
at the time of the collapse. was seriously,
but not fatally Injured. He owes his life
to the fact that the 'debris was deflected by
a strong beam. Marshall was standing near
the beam at the time dressing sheep and he,
too, was precipitated to thetiasement below.
LID 19 PLACED ON AT STIRGIS
Saloons Are Ordered . to Close oa
BTURGIS. 8. D.. Jan. 20.-(Special.)-Notlce
was served on all the saloons of
Sturgis, by the authorities of Meade county,
to remove from their premises all tables,
screens, curtains and partitions or devices
that prevent a free and unobstructed view
of the Interiors; to exclude all minors and
hablual drunkards of whom they have been
notified, and to close their respective places
of business at 12 o'clock on Saturday night
and keep all doers closed until 12 o'clock
on Sundny night. The order has already
been complied with, but does not meet the
approval of some of the residents, espe
cially so far as the screens are concerned.
Mysterious Disappearance of Farmer.
HURON. 8. D., Jan. 20. (Special.) In
November. Just before Thanksgiving, there
stopped at a hotel in Broadland conducted
by Mrs. 11. H. Kirk, a man for whom a
search Is now being made. He was tall,
dark complexion, well built, about 42 years
of age and clothed as a farmer. He drove
a span of tnules attached to a heavy road
wagon. In which was a stirring plow and
breaking plow. He remained at the hotel
until Thanksgiving day, when he purchased
a ticket and is supposed to have come to
Huron, since which time no trace of him
has been found. Parties from Broadland
here today are unable to give any account
of him and the authorities are now en
deavoring to ascertain his whereabouts. No
one .at Broadland appears to know his
name. The team, wagon, etc., are still be
ing cared for by the hotel people.
Snfrerlaa- Among Cattle.
BTTRQI8. 8. D., Jan. 20. (Special.)
Reports from the various sections of the
ranges lying east and northeast of here are
to the effect that there Is great suffering
among the cattle and heavy losses are sure
to follow later if there be no break In the
weather conditions soon. Snow to ' depth
of nearly two feet covers a wide area of
that country, and cattle are completely
hut off from feed. There are no bare spots
to afford them gracing places. The cattle
kept In herds at ranches and partly fed
throughout the winter are also in danger,
as the supply of hay Is rapidly diminish
ing. It is said that some of the ranchers
on ths Cheyenne are buying all the hay
they can get at $15 per ton.
Children Rescued from Fire.
BTURGIS. 8. D.. Jan. 2o (Special )
Joseph Hale, residing near Voluntear. re
cently had hla residence and all Its con
tents destroyed by fire. Mr. Hale was away
at the time of the accident and h's wife
Rtlleble articles, like
, the eheapesl la the toeg rue. U heaklfe la t
he eoasldet ed -
Used by "g
L Baking S
I Powder J
WaM OasplUw with the Pare
f ut Unol Vr
was engaged at 'laundry work. Mrs, Hale
heard a crackling noise and upon entering
sn adjoining room she- was hoe-rifled at
finding the ceiling ahlasix the fire having
started from a pipe of a heating atov. One
'f their children was In a cradle near the
stove and another In a bedroom. The
frantic mother snatched the one from the
cradle and. reaching the outside door, cast
If out on the snow. She thn made a rush
for the other child, but to reach It she h-d
to pee through the room where the flie
wss raging. Bhe accomplished the rescue,
hut her dress was oh fire when she emerged
from the building.
Wyomtnar Food Lore Violated. -
CASTKR. Wyo.. Jsn. 10. (Speelal.) The
Otto Kuhne Preserving company cf Den
ver ploidcd guilty to the charge of selling
adulterated vinegar, which contained color
ins matter. In Justice ciurt here and wa
fined JS0 nnd costs. There are three other
j ruses to come up within the next few dy.
'and others to follow. These concerns will
si on realise tnat it psya to sena pure inoo
stuffs Into Wyoming, us the prosrufon Is
determined to weed Wyoming of all Impure
Colored Trooper on Wsrpsth.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. So. (Special.)
Lost night a colored trroper of the Tenth
cavalry, who refused to divulge his name,
threatened the life of Private Jmws, white,
of Company M. Eleventh infantry. He wnl
taken Into custody by the local police. Fri
day was payday at Fort Russell and the
trooper cutne to town to celebrate. Upon ,
s arch It was found that every chamber of
his six-shooter was loaded and he carried
ten additional charges Id his pocket.
oath Dakota Firemen. .
IH'RON, 8. D., Jan. T). (Special.) The
board of control of the South Dakota Flre-
! men's association met here and located the
next state tournament at Wutertown, in
June. The board haa already begun prep
aration of a progTam for this meeting with
determination cf making It the greatest
gathering of firemen In South Dakota.
DIAMONDS-Frenter. 15th and Podge,
Finersl of Joseph Clements.
The funeral of Joseph W. Clements, aged
IS, who died early Thursday evening at hla
home, 2222 Burt street, from the effects
of a stroke of apoplexy sustained last
Monday, was held at the family residence
st 2 p. m. Sjnday. Retv, B. D. Dutcher,
pastor of the First Christian church, had
charge of the services at the residence and
at Forest lawn cemetery, where the' body
was taken for Interment. Mr. Clements Is
survived by his wife and a daughter, Lois.
He was a stock buyer for Bwlft and Com
pany. He was taken with the stroke of
apoplexy while on his way to his home. He
was taken temporarily to the South Omaha
hospital and later removed to his home,
but never regained consciousness. .
Mrs. Mary Drew Peavey. '
SIOUX CITY, Ia., Jan. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Mary Drew Peavey, aged 81
years, mother of the late Frank H. Peavey,
the millionaire grain man of Minneapolis,
died suddenly at 12:30 this morning t
hemorrhage of the brain. Death wae en
tirely unexpected, Mrs. Peavey being In
I her usual good health, before retiring. The
only living children are Mrs. Jonas M.
Cleland of Chicago and J. F. Peavey. of
New York. '
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Matinees, Thursday. Saturday, Pun.
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Every Night Matinee Thur.. Sat.. Sua,
Chas. H. Evans k. Co., Eleanor Falkei
Three Flood Bros.. Fred Zubedla; Mile.
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