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VOL. XLI-XO. 247.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 1912-TEN TAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Newly Elected Ones from Ariiona
and Kew Mexico Will Join
1 EQUALLY DIVIDED AS TO PASTY
'Two Democrats and Two Repnb
lieant Are Among- Number.
C2TE SEKAT02SHL?. IS VACANT
Colorado Still Has a Member of
Body to Select
MONETARY COMMISSION ENDS
Dmh Teday Will Pas Weal Tariff
Revision BIU and WIU Await
Aettea aa Tariff hy e
WASHINGTON, March S.-Four sens
tora from the two new states of Arixona
nd New Mexico will this week enlarge
the membership of the upper branch cf
congress to ninety-six. The new taen. all
lawyer are Msrcus Aurellua Smith of
Tucson and Hanery F. Ashurst of Pres
tott. Aril, democrats, who wtll be aworn
In at the bar of t senate tomorrow aft
ernoon and Tboraas Benton Catron of
Finte r and Aibert Bacon Fell of Three
Rivers. N. M.. republicans, who may not
arrive from New Mexico In time for In
Both Senators-elect Smith and Catron
liava already served aa delegate In con
gress. Mr. Tell was an associate Justice
of th territorial supreme court under
President Cleveland, but differed with his
party during that regime and has sine
been aa active republican. Mr. Ashurst
has been a state senator. He Is years
These four new senators will chenge
the political strength of the sensts to
consist of flfty-on republlcana and forty
four democrats. On senstorshlp from
Colorado Is vacant.
The new members will draw lots to de
termine which ahall serve th long term
and the short term. Under this legislative
lottery two of the senator will serve
until 1WT. one until 115 and the fourth
Kb af Monetary Body.
Tha national monetary commission
after framing a plan of reforming th
currency system which will not be
adopted until some subsequent session of
congress, went out of existence today.
Headed by former Senator Kelson W.
Aldrlch of Rhode Island th commit!
made an exhaustive Investigation of th
monetary situation her and abroad and
recommended legislation to. develop th
clearing house Wea Into a national re
The house tomorrow probably will pass
th wool tariff revision bill as framed
by th democratic leaders and that meas
ure will then Join th sJccumulatioa of
house tariff revision bills In th senate,
where the only tariff activity so far has
been In hearings before the finance com
mittee. That committee tomorrow wUI
begin hearing cane sugar Interests oa the
house free sugar bill.
Democratic leader Underwood of the
house Is not disposed to bring In any
more revision bills unless the senate jhsll
Indicate a likelihood of favorable action
-en those already pending.
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NEW YORK. March 31,-Two artists
net death by gas today, one victim being
the1 octogenarian, Robert Layton New
ton, and th other Miss Louise Schofleld.
Beth were well known In their profession.
Newman for his skill In color snd Miss
fchonfleld ss a landscape painter.
Newman was found desd in his studio
by his son among a large number of
paintings and sketches. One canvas a
d-sert scene to which the old man had
4 sen giving the finishing touches last
Mght. Is said by his friends to have been
leelved aa his final effort. Gas es
caping from a healer had asphyxiated the
old man. ;
Miss Schofleld wss found desd In her
West Side studio. It Is believed she
started to get breakfast on her gas range,
but fainted and was overcome by the
r.a. She was 38 years old.
Hint f He-lrrtla.
MARTIXGTON. Neb.. Msrch 31
8pectal.)-Hartlngton will hold Its an
nual city election next Tuesday at which
time Mayor Walx and. all of the other
present officials will b elected without
opposition. There Is but one ticket In
th field and all of Uie candidates on
th ticket are the present office holder
whe were put In nomination by petition.
The license uestlon will not be submitted
tft vote In this dty this spring and llttlt
Merest ss being taken In the approaching
For Nebraska: Fair; warmer.
For Iowa: Unsettled.
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.Orders that Iowa
Make Butter Inquiry
NEW YORK. March Jl.-The apeclal
committee appointrd by the committee on
the church and social service of the fed
eral council of the churches of Christ InJ
America to Investigate the Industrial situ
ation at Muscatine, la., made public t-
day a report In which It urges a state In
vestigation. The committee composed of five of
ficers of organisations of various religious
denominations, spent ten days st Musca
tine where for more than a year some
M0 button workers have been Idle as the
result of labor troubles that attracted
Disorder and bloodshed there at one
time caused the governor to call out the
malitia. and at present the situation. In
the language of the committee, "ha set
tled down to a grim contest of endur
ance between the contending parties."
After making suggestion to both em
ployers and workers, the committee re
commends that the state of Iowa ahould
order an Investigation of certain phases
of the button Industry.
1 The count.
r-Shell poisoning and other occupational
4 Sewing buttons in homes.
It recommends the appointment of a
state commission to report on the em
ployment and conduct of special police
officers from outside the state, whom the
button workers charge with brutality.
Finally It recommends to the governor
and the legislature tha creation of an
"Industrial commission" similar to that
Th report Is signed by Charles E.
Bacon, district secretary of th federal
council: Henry A. Atkinson, secretary of
th Congregational Brotherhood of
America: Samuel Z. Batten, secretary of
the Baptist Social Service commission;
Harry F. Ward, secretary of the Metho
dist Federation for social service; Gra
ham Taylor, chairman of the Industrial
committee of the Congregational national
Distribution of Funds
KEARNET, Neb., Maroh 3l.-(Spcclal.)
Foremost among the resolution pre
sented by the resolution committee and
accepted by th West Central Nebraska
Teachers' association was one stating
that there was a grossly Inequitable dis
tribution of taxes on school levies by the
railroads of th state.
A committee consisting of Ernest F.
Monroe, Bhelton; Superintendent Wilson
Tout, North Platte, and Anna Ounn. Lex
ington, was appointed to memorallse the
state department of education or the
state legislature and to take such further
steps as deemed best to secure a more
equitable dlstrlbntlon of education's share
of the tax moneys paid by the railroads
of the state. . -
The resolution lath outgrowth specialty
of conditions In western Nebraska where
th school districts an the railroads are
in flourishing financial condition while
the more remote districts must call for
Miners to Go Out
! PES MOINES, Is., March Jl.-The
15,0M miners of District M will be out of
I work tomorrow, having walked out In
! accordance with the resolution passea at
1 n early session of th district eonven-
lion. Leaders of the United Mine vtorx
ers of America tonight stated that the
district convention probably will be re
convened here next Thursday and esti
mate six weeks at lesst will be needed to
complete work before the convention.
According to an arrangement between
the miners and operators, enough men
will be left st the mines to prevent
j damage, pending readjustment of
wage scale, which probably will conform
to the terms of the Cleveland agreement.
There are ISO mines In District 13, which
compromises Iowa snd part of Missouri.
of Tennessee Dead
WASHINGTON, March 31. Robert
Love Taylor, senior United States sena
tor from Tesnnessee "Fiddling Bob" to
all the south-died here today unable to
withstand the shock of an operation for
gall stones performed last Thursday.
WELLINGTON. X. Z.. March 31.
Uln Robert F. Scott's south polar expe
dition has arrived on the steamer Terra
Nova at Akaroad. a harbor In Banks
peninsula. New Zealand.
GRAIN OPERATIVES WANT
WAGE CLAIMS CONSIDERED
NEW TortK. March 31. -Organisation
of officers representing the carmen, tele
graph operators, dispatchers, signal men,
tract-men. clerks snd agents employed by
many eastern railroads, met here today
and Issued a statement declaring that
Itk.ir rlilini for better nay ahould be
ramldered before the railroads grant
further Increases to higher salaried em
Pari If. Morton of Boston, president of
the Order of Railroad Station Agents, who
gave out the statement, said It reierrea
particularly to the situation caused by the
recen demand of the engineers for higher
wages. He and his associates, he said
had addressed no communication directly
to the railroad companies, but probably
would apply within two weeks for a gen
Mullen Wesaaa Waata Diveree.
HASTINGS. March H. Spectal.) Al
leging cruelty and non-support. Mrs.
Mary Anderson has brought suit in the
district court here for divorce from Mar
tin Anderson. At the time of their mar
riage oa November 9, tJK. the bride was
73 years old and Mr. Anderson was Ja.
Mrs. Anderson accuses her husband of
marrying her for mercenary reasons.
ORDERS OH RATES
State Hallway Commissioners' Juris
diction at Stake Before U. S.
HEARING TO COME TJP TODAY
Representatives of Many States Are
VITAL 10 STATT"--- i
Rulings l epend on
MAXIMUM RATE LAWS IN FOIST
Twe-Crat Pswrsgrr Laws larledesl
la Acts that Will Came la Sr
f Tribunal' Artlea When
WASHINGTON. March 31.-Thelr bulk
and Importance rank the group of state
rate cases to be taken up for considera
tion tomorrow by the supreme court as
the biggest cases to come before that
tribunal this term.
State rate laws and orders In Missouri.
Kentucky. West Virginia, Oregon. Minne
sota. Arkansas and Ohio will stand or fall
by the decision of the court. State rate
orders In practically every state of the
union will be swept out of existence If the
court finds that the orders and lawa now
in question burden interstate commerce.
The record In the Missouri cases alone
covers ten thousand pages. This repre
sents more words than have been utterej
In both the house and senate during the
present session of congress. The Jutlces
are each upposed to digest this record
and the t house n pages of briefs besides.
The Minnesota esses arc almoht as
bulky and have been referred to as the
most conprehenslve. The validity of prac
tically all maximum freight rates In the
state a well aa the two-cent passenger
law la Involved. Two big questions are
before the court.
The first, likewise, srlslng In esses
from the other six states, la w hether the
reduction of state rales would require the
railroads to reduce similar interstate rates
and If su. h reduction of atste rates would
be a burden on Interstate commerce. The
VMlnnesota federal court .held that II
would be such a burden. The other
question Is whether the rates confiscate
the property ef the railroads.
In answering the later question In the
affirmative, the lower court adopted the
"reproduction cost new'' of the railroads
ss showing their fslr value. Th state
claims that was a wrong basis. The state
also object to the use of th gross earn
Ings a th bull for dividing th value
between lntertate and Intrastate business
between paasenger and freight rates.
In th Missouri cases msximum freight
and Hi l-cent passenger laws are In
volved. . The. federal court In Missouri
held tho rates confiscatory, but not a
burden on Interstate commerce. Th con
troversy over valuation was avoided by
an agreement to regard three times th
taxation valuation as ths fair value.
The Kentucky esse Involves th con
stitutionality of the State Railroad eom
mlsslon act and the validity of reduced
rates on distilleries' supplies from ek'n
tucky points to Ohio Inland cities. The
railroads lost on both points In the lower
The West Virginia controversy relates
merely to the validity of the I-cent pas
senger law. The supreme court of West
Virginia held It did not burden Inter
state commerce snd was not confiscatory.
Unsuccessful sttacks were made on the
law because of its penalty clause and
Its applicability only on the steam rail
roads, and not to electric railroads.
The Oregon cases are almost Identical
with the Kentucky esses. The constitu
tionality of the Stale Railroad commis
sion act and the validity of rates from
Portland to other Oregon cities In the
eastern and southern parts of the stats
are Involved. The lower fcderul court
upheld (he law and the rates.
In the Arkansas cases tho maximum
freight law and the l-cent passenger law
were found by the federal district court
to be confiscatory. The valuation was
placed at twice the taxation valuation.
In the Ohio case the only question In
volved is the validity of a state rate
fixed by the Ohio Railroad commission
on steam coal from eastern Ohio to Lake
Krie. Pittsburgh vein operators objected
to ths rates on the Wheeling & Lake
Erie. The railroad contention is that the
freight is Interstate commerce, tran
shipped at Cleveland and Huron, O.. for
lake cities In other states. The railroad
FARMER TAKES A SHOT
AT ANOTHER AND FLEES
BEATRICE. Neb.. March 31. -(Special
Telegram.) William Curren tod John
Hettledge, two farmers living near
Adams. In the northeast part of Gags
county quarreled yesterday over the pos
session of a form, which was occupied by
Curran and when Hettledge attempted to
come on the place Curran opened fire
with a shotgun. The shots failed to take
effect and Curran escaped, boarding a
train for his old home near Table Rock,
Neb. He was captured on a train he took
NORTH NEBRASKA TEACHERS
ELECT WEST POINT MAN
NORFOLK. Neb., siare JL (Special
Telegram.) The North Nebraska Teach
ers' convention adjourned here yesterday
after electing the following officers:
President, O. R. Bowen, West Point; vice
president, J. F. GHIlver. Bloomfleld: sec
retary. Lettle Robertson. ' Plainview;
treasurer, N. A. House!, Madison,
EXPRESS AGENTS ARE FINED
FOR LEAVING "EMPTIES" OUT
BEATRICE, Neb.. March 31.-peclaL)
For blocking the sldewslk with smpty
beer eases. Frank Collett. local agent for
the Adams Express company and E. 8.
eJnklns of Lincoln, route agent for the
oompeny, were each fined S3 and costs
Saturday by Judge Ellis. The "empties
had been left la front of the express
company's office and Collett' s arrest followed
From the Cleveland Plsln Desler.
TIRADE BY NEBRASKA MAID
Political and Social Science Academy
Grilled by Kiss Fay M. Hartley.
IGNORANT OF PEOPLE'S NEEDS
Pretty Olrl with Teaaed (keek
Telle Hlahbraste They Are lllrat
Whea They Ske.ld Work
for 1 pllft.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Msrch J1.-(K.
clal Telegram.) The annus! meeting of
ths American Academy of Political and
Social Science was thrown Into a turmoil
of excitement yesterday when Miss Fay M.
Hartley, exceptionally pretty, tanned,
grey-eyed, about 3 years old. the dele
gate from the Nebrsaka Farusvs' asso
ciation, broke Into tha calm of a debate
In a way that astounded her hearers.
She said aa there was nq one else to
speek for the sgrlouttural Interests she
would do it. She told the academy very
frankly that ah wss forced to assume
It wss founded en wrong artndpleg.
Miss. Hartley tot ths floor for five min
utes after a learned discourse with refer
ence to Industrial combinations. Ths lit
tle delegate from Nebraska walked down
th aisle from her seat, lifted a small
clenched fist, challenged all that had been
said by the learned speakers, claimed ex
perts generally as on with "the self
made Moses" of seneral government In
their Ignorance of the needs and desires
of the common people, and said that lots
of people In high plaeea are In for a
good drubbing when the sleeping glsnt,
the populace, wakes from bis nightmare.
m V aires (or People,
"I have noticed," began Miss Hartley
In a level vole,, "that while there are
representatives here from every great
phase of industry almost, there Is not
one to speak fur the agricultural Inter
eats. And 1 have noticed, too, that there
haa been but one to represent labor as
It desires to be represented.
"So, I am forced to assume that this
association, like all of the other bodies
thst nowadays assume to study or direct
government, la founded on wrbng prin
ciples. , '
"It is my belief that the gentlemen who
have spoken here, and who have touched
all the heights of the labor situation
under debate, are still as far wrong as
far from the elemenlala as the self-constituted
Moaes of government, whom the
people have followed so long, so wearily,
and of late, so Impatiently.
Dea't kaew (aaaaiaa eed.
"I suppose the experts, llks the mm
who go to college for Instance, achieve
much and lose more. Alike, While they
explore above and below, they lose the
common touch and the trend of the com
moa thought and the common need. I
have no remedy to offer. I merely want
while all phases of this great question
have been touched upon, the greet basic
wrongs ths problem ss It touches the
people have been spoken of not at all.
"Let me 'say my five minutes art
nearly up the people-are a sleepy giant.
And when that giant wakes from his
present nightmare and. believe me, he 1
stirring there will he a great paddling
In many places high up."
Miss Hartley was quivering with emo
tion, whea she finished In s thunder of
The pretty delegate for the Nebraska
farmers said afterwards thst she meant
every word of It; That "we are Inclined to
depend toe utterly on mere talk," and
that she is Dot a suffragist 'In the violent
Miss Fsy Hartley Is a graduate of the
University of Nebraska, daughter of
Prof, and Mrs. K. T. Hartley, the letter
ormerry supenmenocm 01 ine uncoin
MESSENGER BOY (S HURT
BY SPEEDING AUTOMOBILE
Joe Haney. a Western Union messen
ger boy, was painfully cut about th
legs and body early yesterday afternoon
when be was struck by aa automobile
at Fifteenth and Farnam streets. Haney
was going east on Farnam street snd
turned south oa Fifteenth. As be turned
the auto, which was going In the same
direction, ran close to the curb. The
j boy had no way to escape Injury except
to go strugni sneasj aria as oe meveo
the machine struck him fr-jra behind.
The name of tha driver could not be
karaed. Haney was takes to the potttc
I station, where Surgeons Hlbbard and Ash
attended htm. Later he was taken to hts
Old Hastings Law
Suit Recalled by
New Mexico Election
HASTINGS, March SI.-Hpcclal.)-Tlie
election of Thomas B. Catron aa one of
the republican I'M ted States senators In
New Metlco on Thursday of this week
recalls an effort on the part of Hastings
capitalists about twenty years ago .to
secure possession of a tract of thirty
six square miles of the most vsluable
land In the territory of New Mexico,
Mr. Catron and J. H. Cessna of Hastings
were the ettorneya who represented tlie
Hastings Interests In litigation thst went
to the I'nltril Rtatss supreme court and
waa finally decided against Ihe claim
ant and In favor of th settlers. Bank
ers and merchants here raised a fund of
S1S.0W to defray the c 11 ens, ef litiga
tion. The ease grew out of a grant made In
In early HCCs scon after Mexlao es
tablished its In'tspsiideuoe. A felony,
refused to glvs them ths land. Heme
was formed In Missouri to settle en th
granted lane III New Mexico, then a part
of Mrslco. but by the time the colonists
srrlved at Ihe place another revolution
ad occurred and the new government
years later another revolution took place
and. the colonists were asked to come
hack. The head of the colony died about
thai time and tha others, discouraged by
Ihe failure of their previous effort. Ig
nored the offer. The lend was never
claimed by virtu of the original grant
until twenty years ago, when John
Needle of Hastings, husband of the niece
of the man who organised th colony, at
tempted to get title e the land for the
heirs. It wss to finance thla effort that
the HO.uio fund was raised here. All the
money was spent and Ihe local capltallats
got nothing In return except expert-em-.
Mr. Catron at that time lived oa
the tract Involved, but In the litigation
he represented th claimants.
Hastings Man Has
Narrow Escape from
Drowning in Mexico
HA8TINOS, Neb..' March Sl.lSpeclai.l
Herman E. Klein, one of the most
pron.lnent merchanta here, had a narrow
eara! from drowning when the steamer
Hldalfco, on which he was a passenger,
collided with Ihe steamer Yucatan and
sank off Vera Crux, Mexico, on March
SI. Mr. Kteln la a director of the fierman
American Coffee company of New York
and with the other directors was en route
-the company's plantations in Central
"After ths collision I started to get off
my shoes," writes Mr. Bteln. "and had
got one off when the boat dropped from
under me. It seemed to me that I would
never slop going down. When I came
up I succeeded in getting on top or a
box, but the box kept turning over, and
over and I could not secure a resting
place. Another box floated up and I
succeeded In getting one arm over each.
Then I began calling for help, but It waa
nlgbt and passing boats could not see
me, and besides several ships nearby
were whistling furiously. Finally a small
boat came to my rescue."
The party lost all Its beggsge and
many valuable papers belonging to the
Opens New Library
, ,vn v-a u.rrh 21 -iSoecial.)
i -Ashland's new Carnegie library was
formally opened yesterday afternoon with
a public reception, glvrn by the mem
bers of the Ashland Woman's club. The
Ides of tha public library was first
originated by th members of toe Ashland
Woman's club, several years ago. and
I since then they have been tireless In their
efforts to finish the good work. The
neucleus of the splendid edifice consisted
of only a few books, ssost of which were
donated, housed in a small, insignificant
Mr. and Mrs. Wlggenhora. Jr.. con
tributed the lots oa which the building
stands, which were la one af the best
locations la the dty. those lots being
worth fl.MS or more, and something over
Sl.ies la cash was raised by popular sub
scriptions. The total cost of the building, aside
from the furnishings. Is doss to ST.
HARMON HASFA1TH IN PARTY
Declares Demorratie Organisation
Bigger nan Any One Man
GOVERNOR ARRIVES IN CAPITAL
Qae lala teaferear with Poll
llllehreek at IHeaee
I eei Meat aa Hryaa,
WAHIUNOTON. March Jl.-Uovernor
Jmlson' Harmon of Ohio, who Is to pres
ent to the supreme court tomorrow the
petition of the governors of statea for
permission to file a brief In the Minne
sota rale rases, reached Washington this
morning. From the moment of hi ar
rival, hla day was almost wholly taken
up by friends and campaign workers In
things pertaining to h s presidential can
Uuyeraor Harmon waa met by senator
Pnmeren of Ohio, Senator Hitchcock
of Nebraska and democratic members af,
Ohio's congressional delegation, tl r.nt
much of the day. I the Harmon national
headquarters, where he talked with poll
Ural lieutenants, was Interviewed by
aewsuapsr and msgaxlne men, photo,
graphed, snd submitted to liberal ques
tioning as to the political situation.
I'eafldeaee la Parly.
"I have believed from Ihe beginning of
the campaign that the democratic party
Is bigger than any one men or any half
dosen men," said tioverttor Harmo In an
authorised Interview given out at his
headquarters tonight, 'and that when the
convention sits st Baltimore It will con'
slder primarily Ihe best Interest of the
party and will draft a platform and name
a candidate solely with the view of
meriting the spprovsl of the American
people at the polls next November. Thai
any considerable number of my friends
should regard me a an available candl.
date for the presidency la u sou res of
grest satisfaction to me,"
Governor Harmon was Joined In Wash,
ington by Adjutant lleneral C. C. Wey.
hrerht of Ohio, a leading figure In hts
csmpsign. snd former representative R.
H. Uordoti, member of hie Washington
campaign headquarters. Tonight Gover
nor Harmon was the guest of Be lis tor
Hitchcock at dinner . He will address
the national press club tomorrow after
noon and will leave Washington tomor
He declined to comment today upon the
action of William J. llryan In announc
ing that he would not serve ss a delegate
at large from Nebraska If the state en
dursed Dover nor Hsrmon's candidacy.
MIDDLE NEBRASKA TEACHERS
CLOSE THEIR CONVENTION
Al Holt A, Neb.. March S.-IHpeclal
Telegram.) The Central Nebraska Teach.
era' association closed a successful
meeting last evening with the annual
declamatory contest, ths winners of the
contest being: Oratorical class. Dewltt
Foster. Kearney; dramatic, fcllsabeth
Eraslm. Ravenna; humorous, Dorothy
Katman, Grand Island.
Among those who sddressed the -
sedation were: Prof. C. P. Colgrove.
Iowa etate teachers college; Chancellor
Avery, etate university; Chancellor C.
A. runner. Nebraska Wesley an uni
versity; President Thomas, Kearney
normal; President 8c hell. York college;
President Garrison. Grand Island college;
M. V. Oshea. Vnlverslty of Wisconsin,
and F. P. Ramsey, University of Omaha.
One of the pleasant features of the
meeting of the association wss a Peru
luncheon attended by the former stu
dents of Pero-stste normal.
The enrollment was about four hundred
end the new officers elected are: Presi
dent. W. E. Schell. York: secretary, K.
F. Jones. Ord. and treasurer, J. F. Mat
thews. Grand Island. , ,
Declamatory Asportation President.
Superintendent R. W. Eaton. Oeaeva;
secretary, Superintendent A. E. Fisher.
Aurora, and rlupertateadent - H. B.
Bradford. Kearney, treasurer.
lladisoa Beak Caaagr.
MAlIsuN. Neb., March SL-tSpecial.)-F.
A. Peterson, ex-county treasurer, haa
bought K. O'Miea's Interest In th First
Nstienal bank of thla city. Mr. Peterson
has already assumed work In the bank.
08nea has sot yet definitely decided ae
to the future, however. It was his Inten
tion to make Median his home.
CREST OF FLOOD
PASSES INTO THE
Worst of the Three Bay of High
Water is Evidently
MANY BRIDGES HAVE GONE
But One Railroad Bridge Bemains
Across the Platte.
WAGON BRIDGES WASH AWAY
But Oue of These Left in Eastern
TRAIN SERVICE DEMORALIZED
No Effort is Being Made to Handle
LAST CONNECTION CUT OFF
arllaatsa le Forced la Take fee-.
erasers l.larela Via at. Jaerpn
Trarhera Tnkea la Their
Homes la Handcars.
Sis might trains to ths wea are Tss-
..... MU ireiiut Is rot used,
.aiar u tae SUkuera rises tear feet
aa tw hears.
But sae wagea bridge la left staaaiag
ever the flatto river.
arUagtoa trelaa raa to suaeou via
arllagtoa'g aorta west uas is sai ei
Vatoa Factfte haa a waahoat estwssa
ISaay and Juisekarg.
Boca isiaag to tae west is aai ax com
The crest of th Platte river flood.
which crippled railway service snd Inun-
dsted thousands of acres In eastern Ne
braska Ilia last three days, yanerday
passed Into th Missouri river. The-
I'latte la steadily lowering, but water
still overflows large areas snd train serv
ice Is demoralised.
The Ice has been swept down stream
and reports Indicate that the river Is
comparatively free ef ice rakes. The -
heavy flow of water and the weakened
condition of embankments and bridge
gives railroad officials causa to fear
that further damage may ha sustained
before the river returns completely la Its
Ths Uurllngton main 11ns bridge st Ash
lend, which withstood the pounding lea
for three days, waa finally put out of
commhulon at 1 p. m. yesterday, when
the west abutment sank four feet aa a
result of the washing out of the support
ing irtb. A Plls drlvsr. sit aver lue
bridge to repair a damaged culvert oa
the east approach. Is marooned between,
the two breaks.
The oreapollg line Is under water.
I'. P. fees Nnrlhiveatera Track.
The Union Pacific haa restored service
on one track of lis main line west of
Fremont. It Is using the Northwestern
from Omaha to Fremont and Is putting
through trains over Ita own lino between
Fremont and Grand lalsnd for the first
lime In four days. The water level
dropped five feet at Valley , between S
p. m. Saturday and i p. m. yesterday, but
th Union Pacific tracks at that point
were still Impassable last evening.
Not a single life has been, lost. Insofsr
ss scattered reports lndleate."Xany cam-,
munltlea ars still cut oft from communl-.
cation, however. Numerous families scat-'
lerrd from Fremont to Plsttsmouth, are -still
marooned In their home or In build
ings on high ground. A bouse at Louis
ville, from which several wen taken In
boala la Immersed in water so that Just
the top of Ilia roof can be seen.
Hlncs 4 P. in. (Saturday the Missouri
Pacific bridge at Louisville hsa been the
only railroad bridge In service across
ths Plstts between Grand Island and the
Missouri river, a distance of IS miles.
CeadKIra I at peeves.
Ths flood situation throughout Ne
brsske haa Improved very materially
during ths last twenty-four hours, the
opinion being thst the cooler weather of
Saturday night and Sunday checked the
flow to soms extent, holding back the
water from the upper country aad per
mitting that already here to run off
without Its volume being materially In
creased. At Omaha all day Sunday the Missouri
river was filled with floating Ice. Dur
ing Saturday night a gorge formed In tha
river st a point opposlts Florence lake,
holding until Kunday morning. During
the day II broke snd at the water works,
where a guags of ths stage of the water
Is kept, thers was a fall of four feet,
during the afternoon. The gorgs ran out
without doing any damage and without
throwing ths water over th bottoms.
Klkasra Mleea at W laser.
Along th Platte and lb Klkhorn
south of Fremont, ths water fell rapidly
all Saturday night and Sunday. From
Wisner. above Fremont, a heavy rhxs la
the river wss reported during the sfter-
Some folk still "pat
sign in the window
when they have room
The number of such people
is constantly diminishing.
In these modern times,
when there is a Room for
Bent in an Omaha home,
the Want Ad columns of
The Bee are nsed. The
"Rooms for Rent" column
of The Bee offers the best
way to bring together
those in search of Booms
and Board, and those who
have rooms for rent
Telephone Tyler 1000.
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