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INFLUENCES OF WAR FELT
South American Laborer! from
Europe Return to Nttire
CHAINS WAIT TO BE HARVESTED
AVALANCHE OVERWHELMS PASSENGER TRAIN The photograph shows one of tha
heavy steel cars near Corea, Washington, lifted from the track like a toothpick by the rush
ing snow and ice, and carried over seventy feet down the mountainside. Four victims were
found buried in the debris in the wrecked coach soon after the photograph was taken.
(Corr-nr'Ti(l,nr of Tha Aaanclatad Prr )
lil i:N09 ATHKS. Jan 30. Th Influ
fno of tha war In Europe aro twin
felt acutoly In South, Anwrtne. Tha rou
tine of life, its fixed t? the seasons aiut
their phenomena. Is thrown out of rear.
Immigration return for tha first tlma
In nixiiy jonra. show a balance of emi
gration. This la attributed to tha no
dus of ltsll.m reservists who have rallied
to the civnra w.th enthusiasm and Ion
tanletr. In normal time tha Italian and
Hpaninh ImmlKTanta flock In ahout ennui
numlwa to the harvest field of Anrn
tlna. Tha efflux haa none on in tha same
liroportion, for it I a rcullar fact, on
hrh no one seoka to explain, that tha
F pan lards a If acted upon by aomo sym
pathetic Influence are leaving by every
paen"or steajner. It cannot be a Id
that they (ulna; In great number, for
the simple reason that all thoaa who
are not radlrated in tha Rppullo already
hare drifted away.
This shifting- of labor la not Strang;
liut, oct-urrl'iit at a period when tianrt
are moat needed and ware are Ma heat,
It cauawa a certain fee lint of unoatstoaM.
(lie ftood result la that tbe national and
provincial authorities hava been Indured
to think mora seriously of their natural
sources of human energy, and how to or-iranlz.-
them. Tho country la ao larsa
that with ample railroad facllltlea tha
tinemployed hands In tha north, for ex
am pV, rtmid be ahlfted to tha south
where, at a given per'.od of tha year, ex
treme difference of climatic conditions
prevail. This organization, ao far ha
not made Itanlf apparent by result.
Idle t'aaae Treafcle.
At tha preaent moment there is a ton
aldcrable number of unemployed In the
I 'am pa territory, near what may be called
tha pteopraphleal center of tha republic.
Having drifted there, theae elements are
(causing considerable trouble by tbelr
truculent and menacing altitude. As
the terrltorirs are, of rource, under na
tional administration fifty men of the
metropolitan police armed with rifle
and well supplied with ammunition hava
been sent down to reinforce the local pol
ice and maintain order. Tha Department
of Labor declares that had theae ele
ments been amenable to control they
would tikt hava drifted, at the precise
moment when they were wanted else
where, to a point at which they ware not
required. It la, however,, difficult to or
ganise elements ao Illiterate that they
Another aerlous effect of tha war la
that freighting vessels are few and rates
exceedingly hlulu The amount of Argen
tine r rod uce held up for lack of transport
Is very large. An Idea of ts magnitude
can be gathered from the following facta
which, relating to a few tones, may bo
regarded aa commqft to all. Tha great
Central Argentina railroad system, rami
fying through the central northern and
northern provinces report that over 100,000
tons of wheat and Unaeed of the last
harvest are still waiting to be moved.
Cora Awaits Exrt.
In Rosarlo, the dopot of the north, there
la at leant the same quantity of corn of
the same harvest stored and waiting for
export In addition there are 100,000 tons)
stored In outlying stations ready to be
forwarded to the port of liosatrlo en rout
for the consuming market. There Is,
therefore, plethora of grain already,
and the stock Is being rapidly Increased
as operations upon the sw harvest pro
ceed. At the time of writing about
1 er cent of the aeason's wheat and linseed
liaa been collected', the quality and yield
being very satisfactory. Tha corn planta
tion, favored by adequate precipitation
and warmth, look very promising too.
The great Southern railroad system
whiih ramifies through the arable aad
j.atur land of the south and west, re
j ort Identical conditions. Tlier Is a da.
elded scarcity of labor where labor la)
wanted, there is the same plethora of
(train In tha granaries and abundance In
the fields now being harvested. Doubt
Irs the Western railroad, which serves
a a connecting line between the two
great syatema already named, baa tha
mu general conditions and phenomena
to deal with. It all meats congestion,
los and low prices for the farmer who
are alwaya In need of ready money. In
the meantime the freighters which should
t carrying the harvests of South Amer
ica to the ports of Europe and feeding
the Industries of the old continent are
acting as transports, carrying troops and
store to the war.
UUflrelt to Meaaare Loea.
Locally It Is difficult to measure tha
possible loss direct and collateral, caused
by this dislocation of commercial our
reuta when the war to over. Th con
sequences of the war will persist. It will
be a long tiros before the ports of this
rapubllo are again full of shipping from
the seven acaa, aa they were a few
years aao when, to reUove the preaeure,
the port of bueoos Ay res extension works
were decided upon and pushed forward.
That great undertaking, by the way, is
now paralysed, nothing la the nature of
a a amicable arrangement or compromiae
having been reported.
The Germans resident in Argentine,
where they form a very Influential and
well organised community, acting upon
instructions from Berlin, or upon their
own Initiative have created a corner In
wool. They have. In fact, bought up the
whole available clip which la destined
for shipment to Germany when the war Is
over, and the German mercantile flag la
one more seen In South Anvtrioan
-waters. Naturally this bulk In store oc
cupies a good deal of the not unlimited
pace fur alorag lit Argentina. But the
Germans are happy about the matter,
Since, In addition to having secured the
good Vity have prevented the Drttlsh
and French from replenishing their sup
plies from the River Platte sources.
Within ten months will ooour tha
periodical (six years) change of national
administration. The election Of president
and vice president ahould occur within
tv next three months, but up ta tha
l iewnt there are no candidates before
the country'. Itumors are floated dally
only to enjoy a very precarious period
of languid life and die a natural death.
TIxt are no candidates and apparently
i. real interest shown by the public.
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ACTIVE FIGHTFOR MONARCHY
Chinese Kewipapen Now Openly
Take One Side or Other of
CINS0S IS SECRETLY AT WORK
(Correspondence of the Asaoclafed Presa)
PEKINQ, Nov. T. Chinese editorial
writers ars devoting practically alt their
tlma to ths discussion of tha proposed
change In China' form of government
Dead wall in Peking and the other Im
portant Chlneae cltiea are bright with red
posters bearing bulletins of the lateat
move made by Parliament. Newsboys
are crying extra through the street
which contain the latest florid memorial
of Tuan fihl-kal or some leader.
Tli a monarchlal movement has now gone
past tha gum shoe stage. Its supporter
no longer speak In a whisper and enjoin
secrecy. Newspapers which were vary
guarded In their statements three weeks
go are no longer on the fence. They
are now either for or against the mon
archy. However, the activity of the gov
ernment agents has limited the antl
monarchtat statements Isrgoly to the
Wkr Abaadea Repabllet
Tha following editorial from the Peking
Daily News, which Is supporting ths
monarchy, Is typical of the arguments
advanced for the abandonment of ths re
public! "The opposition to tho proposal
to afford tho people of China an oppor
tunity of showing whether they wish to
maintain tha existing nominally republi
can form of government or to revert to
monarch ism appears to be weakening. It
has become Increasingly apparent that
tho movement for the restoration of ths
monarchy ha behind It a much greater
weight of popular opinion than was at
first thought to be ths case. There are
soma Intranalgean and well-meaning, but
misguided, foreigners who still bus; the
roaa osiuston mat China has reached a
stag of political development that ren
ders possible the successful application
of ffenuiaa republican principles.
Ta Atmadon P release,
ftBM f tho argument advanced
against the proposal to reatnre monarch-
(are -are delightfully naive. Thus a well-
Vesta Mas K 1114 la Kaautaa.
TKCUStShli, Ntb.. Ftb. i.-pecUl
Ktiativea of rank Head, living at Vista,
have recelt ed word that Mr. Reed was
killed at lilue Rapid. Kan., Wednesday
Tb.-ie ar no particulars as to bow he
m kll'rd, ti.it, as he la engaged in mln
ii. K. it 1 s-ii r- i4 e was tha vtcttra of
a mine a ,. i.'. T. rgarlin of Vlata
I n aoii
v i . e i t
I'.iplJs. Mr. Reed'a
I -i j if arc aislfre.
known and highly respected American
lawyer In Shanghai (T. It . Jemlgan)
comes to the Interesting conclusion that
It would be unwise to change the repub
lican form of government because there
has been no republican government. "If
there has been no republican government
what earthly purpose Is served by pre
tending that a republican government
exIatsT Is It not better to abandon a
pretence that only hampers administra
tion and promotes unrest? But the pub
licist In question Is not quite correct In
saying that there has been no republican
government He has apparently forgot
ten that the provisional constitution
adopted by the National council at Nan
king In March. 1913, was effective -until
November, 1910. Thl instrument was
framed by the moat radical wing of the
Chinese revolutionaries and was dis
tinctly republican In spirit and substance.
The experiment of trying to govern the
rountry under this constitution failed
utterly. No useful purpose I served by
denying fact. The experiment of re
publicanism was tried; It failed disas
trously, and much better, though not the
beat possible, results hava been obtained
under a system that Is monarchical In
everything except that It perpetuation
I not provided for.
Denial No Proareea.
'Tha argument that China made no
real and sgbstantlal progress under a
monarchical form of government In by
gone years Is not Impressive. Fifty years
ago the same thing could hava been aald
with equal truth about Japan, but It Is
doubtful whether anyone will summon
up the courage to claim that Japan would
have made greater progress If she had
espoused republicanism. It must always
be remembered that tha proposal la to
give China a Chlneae dynasty with a man
on the throne who has proved himself
patriotic and progressive. Te urgo that
this would be Inviting disaster because
an alien dynasty, directed by eunuchs
and court parasites snd noriously Ig
norant of modem conditions and require
ment, failed to ensure progreea, is te
show a singular olrcumscrlptton of mind."
I lead The Bee Want Ada It pays!
Stat Bays Boada.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. S.-peclal.) Tha atate
ha purchased the following bonds as an
educational trust funXnveatment: Rus
kln, electrio light .600; Nebraska City,
paving, 116,000; Inland, electrio light, S300.
FORMER STELLA WOMAN
DIES IN LOS ANGELES
STELLA, Neb.. Feb. a. (Special.)
News was received at Stella today of the
death of Mrs. Elisabeth Swan In Lo
Angeles, Cel., this week. She was a resi
dent of Stella for many years and lived
In this part of Nebraska from ISftt until
two years ago, when he went to Cali
fornia, Her maiden, name was Randall
and aha was born In Peoria, 111., In 1857.
In ISTS she was married to William Clay
ton Hayes, who died a short time later,
and in 1SS1 she married Lewis M. Swan,
who died In 1913 and Is burled in the
Stella cemetery. Mrs. Swan Is survived
by four children. Miss Minnie Hayes of
Los Angeles; Mrs. A. C. Petty of Stock
ton, Oal.; Emmet P. Swan of S dney.
Neb., and Earl E. Swan of Malcolm.
Neb. A slater, Mrs. J. W. Smith, lives
at Corning, Mo.
MAKING OF GOLD BRICKS
Enormous Una of Foreign Coin ii
Melted in White-Hot
Acrrnnrs of the melting fot
JVotea frens York.
YORK. Neb.. Feb. (.-(Special.)-Mayor
Madget of Hastings Was the guest cf
honor at tha Business Men's club last
Judge Hopkins of the county court an
nounces that during 191t ho will perforft
all marriage ceremonies free where tha
bride make sworn affidavit that the
made a leap year proposal.
Valentino King, who Uvod near Lush
ton, died at the homo of his son, Joa
King. He was S3 years old.
Representatives of tha Commercial club
went to Henderson last evening to assist
the live business men of that town In
organising a Commercial club. Twenty
five members were enrolled.
Mlsg Bellman Porter and Frank E.
Oatlln, both of Topeka, Kan., ware mar
ried at :30 Thursday evening. Rev. A
F. Ritchie officiated.
Faraaere Bay Blevater Rtewk.
CAMBRIDGE, Nab., Feb. -(Special
Telegram.) One hundred and thirty-six
farmer were the guests of the Farmers'
Grain and Elevator association at a fin
dinner served today by the ladle of the
Congregational church. Ovsr 10 . nsw
shares were bought principally by new
member. The members a well as ths
farmers In this vicinity are aware of
tha possibilities or co-operative dealing.
Nearly all of the prosperous farmers In
this vicinity now bold membership in Jh
ttesd The Be Want Affs. It pay!
Shoveling bright golden British sorer
rlgns, French napoleons and Japaae
ten and twenty yen piece with a big
scoop pretty much l the man who tends
the furnace tosse coal is the dally task
of a force of husky men in an nnder-
gtound smelting room in Pin street. New
York. The temperature of tha plac I
high; roaring, blue-flame gas lets under
huge earthenware melting pots' give forth
a shriveling heat; there la a peculiar, a
s!rkenlng odor In the confined humid at
mosphere, and, occasionally, as a portion
of clean charcoal ta thrown In, puff of
smoke awirl round the perspiring workers.
producing a weird effect Tho scene re
minds one of youthful Imaginings of the i
genii of old In some of tneir extravagant
antics, er of mental picture suggested
by pages of Albertus Magnus, John De
and other ancient alchemists of mediaeval
days, when it wsa believed that gold
could be mad out of baser metals.
And theae shoveiers, naked to the waist
like the stokers on a transatlantic liner,
are making gold gold bricks of tha shape
of an ordinary house brick, weighing! !
about twenty-two pounds, and worth !
about $7,000 a brick.
The pace where thl golden transforma
tion scene Is beinf enacted six and mora)
recently seven days In the week Is the
basement of the United State assay
office, next door to subatreasury build
ing. Verne M. Bovle, superintendent of
the office, I authority for the statement
that his staff Is being driven harder now
than ever before. This Is, of course, be
cause of the flood of gold coin pouring
Into New Tork to pay the bills of the
allies for munitions of wsr and other no- I
ceesltles. The balance nf trad being '
heavily In favor of this country and gold I
being, of course, the International basts j
of pay. It follows that the precious yel-j
low metal Is flowing to this country, A
day or two ago the writer hoard Mr-1
Bovle say to newspaper men on tblr ;
dally visit for an account of tho aura re
ceived: t)n!y about two millions today. Not
much; Just an ordinary day."
MelttBf Dw the Oeld.
A year ago thl would have been a big
day "tcktnga" at the office, but now
It Is accepted aa a matter of course. In
ton days, from October 11 to October SO,
7r,!v2.000 In foreign coin and S4H000 In
bullion were received at the assay office
In New Tork. That Included a shipment
of 4,833.000 received by J. P, Morgan tt
Co. In the three months and soma days'
from July 1 to October S, Mr. Bovle re
ceived m.SM.OOO, making some W, 138, Iff)
received within the epa;e of about four
months. As the average yearly receipt
previous to the rush caused by the Euro
pean war were about $100,000,000, it Is
seen that the four months' receipts are
within $11,000,000 of what formerly wer
the receipts for a whole twelve month.
All gold money if foreign denomina
tion must be weighed several times,
sorted, dlvtded. assayed, malted, assayed
again, and then shipped to the mint at
Philadelphia. It is plain that each addi
tional million received at Pin stmt
means additional work In all departments
of an office which we busy when It wsa
handling one-half tha amount of gold It
now receives. Tha mon are simply being
worked at top pitch In a golden shower
that Is pouring In from many parts of
the world. Every new shipment, and ther
I apparently no end to the number, pile
the stout steel strapped boxes hlghsr in
the vaults and make mors arduous the
labor or th sweating men who patiently
shovel fortune after fortune Into th big
When a shipment cf gold arrives. If hi
first weighed In what I called th de
Posit smelting room. This delicate opera
tion is carefully performed and tha rec
ord as carefully transcribed. Th ship
ment la then assayed and la divided Into
"melt," each entire shipment having IU
own "melf number. Carried In trays to
the melting room. It I piled up In con
venient form for shoveling Into th big
earthenware pota under which bias
flames that have heated them whit hot.
Th shoveling tgang get to work and
scoops up the gold, If. a Is usually th
case today. It be In coin, and dump It
Into th pot.
ORLEANS EDITOR TO RUN
FOR GOVERNOR OF STATE
ORLEANS. Neb.. Fob, aWSpeolal Tala
grnv F. P. Shield, editor cf th Or
leans I after, teday forwarded to Secretary
of Stat Pool his formal Intention to seek
the nomination for governor en th demv
Mr. Shield was hem In Illinois In IDS
and cam to Kebrak ' In 194 during
which time ha has been prominently Iden
tified with th democratic party. Mr.
Shields Is now preparing a platform and
will make It public In a few day. He Is
Irrevocably and unequlvlcally committed-,
to equal suffrage with a qualification
clause, state-wide prohibition and th (
elimination of fad in public sehools.
Crete Dry Federatloa Organised.
CRETE. Neb.. Feb. S, (Ppecial.) The
following officers were elected in a me,
meeting cf Crate eltixens her Yiday
night, when a, dry federation was or
annlsed: J. N. Bennett president; M. O,
Johnson, V'.oe president; VT. R. Orace,
secretary.; Frank Banner, treasurer.
(TrteTerror of Gripism
' .SSII JJ -.! !ly
How will grip leave youT You suffer enough while you have
it, but the state it loaves you in worries you even more.
The disease has an almost fiendish way of searching out the weak spot la
your system, getting a hold there, and lingering for months. Sometimes it's the
back, sometimes the throat, often the digestive organs. You are la pain all the
time; your strength is little, and the Joy of living ceases to be.
Such conditions call for a good tonic. But it must be something more, for
grip is a catarrhal malady, and the tonic must have special efficacy in catarrhal
When you think of catarrhal conditions, you always think of Peruna.
It's the one tonic for such conditions. Literally, thousands have used it with
marvelous success after grip. Its seems to make little difference what part of the
body is affected. The trouble is a result of a catarrhal disease, and when this catarrh is overcome and a
good tonic helps regain bodily strength, the patient begins to get well There are many grateful letters,
from those who have been benefited by It, and each of them treats of a different phase, Rely on Peruna.
It will build you up.
' So effective has it proved that many cow take it on the first appearance of grip symptoms, and
these folks ULite in prodaiming
PERUNA as a Preventive
There is much good sense in this, for grip
infection must rind a weak place in your armor
before it can harm you. Remove all catarrhal conditions,
build ep your bodily strength, clean all waste matter from
your system. A good tonic will do this Peruna is an espec
ially good tonic for just such cases. Fight off the grip. It's
better than curing it. even, but if it gets ahead of you restore,
yourself to vigor with Peruna.
You should keep Peruna at hand, ready to check any
symptom of cold or grip at their firf t appearance. Prompt
ness may save you a long and suffering illness. .
Remember that Peruna also comes ta Tablet Form
Tke Paruaa Ceanpaay, Coluaafcaa, Okie
The Proof at Hand
lit. Gentry Catea, 8219 First Ave.. Cart
Lake. Ala writes: "I had a bad caa at grip.
I tried Fentna and it cured ma, I can safely
ay it U a fin medicine."
Mrs. Gaorf C Law. It N. Pranllln St
Brazil, lad. writes: "I aa gatiaftod that
Paruna la wonderful retaedy fur gnp, an4 I
do most heartily adore and reooounand It
Mr. & A. Weir. 127 W. ISA St. Pueblo. Col
orado, write: 'There U no better medicine t
the world fur cold and trip ttaa Parana. One
bottle did boot te rail ere me of a bad cuU and
caa cf grip than any remediee that I hare vzt
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