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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 81, 1916,
Havelock Home of the Big Burlington Shops
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The little city of Havelock, situ
ated on the Burlington and Rock Isl
and railroads and connected wi'.li Lin
coln by a line of the Lincoln Traction
company street railway, is the imopr
tant industrial suburb of Lincoln.
The city has a population running
well toward the 5,000 mark, and is
well supplied with business houses
usually found in a city of this site.
It has two newspapers, both doing a
thriving business; two banks and all
of the other kinds of business needed.
But what is more important to
Havelock is that it is the home of the
Burlington shops, employing a force
of men at times nearing the 1,000
mark. As a general thing the em
ployes of the Burlington shops re
ceive good wages, and that means
that Havelock profits thereby.
V The shops are the most extensive
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tem, and while their immensity can
hardly be comprehended unless
viewed from a personal standpoint,
nothing but the repairing of engines
and the general repair work along
steel and iron works is done there. All
woodwork, such as the repairing of
cars, is done at their shops at Platts
mouth, which employes about half
the number of men.
To give some idea of the capacity of
the Havelock shops, records in the of
fice of the engineering department
show that the floor space devoted to
the work covers nine and one-half
acres. The shops are estimated to
have cost $3,500,000.
Engines brought into the shops for
MAIN SHOP OF THE BURLINGTON AT HAVELOCK, LINCOLN'S BUSY SUBURB.
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ENTRANCE TO MAIN BURLINGTON SHOPS AT HAVELOCK.
repairs, generally go out nearly new
in every particular. When an engine
is brought in it is completely taken
apart and every portion of it in
spected. When it is completed and
ready again for service it is as strong
and good as a bran new locomotive,
and thirty-five of these on an aver
age are sent out every month.
The work of lesser imoortance cov
ering minor repairs and other things
keeps this place going all the time,
700 of the men employed being en
gaged in the repair and remodeling
A large number of the employes of
the Havelock railroad shops have
their residences in Lincoln and Uni
versity Place, so that these two places
reap considerably in the way of bene
fits from the Havelock shops.
Live Stock Display Always Good
The display of stock at the fair
should be this year as good or better
than in any previous years. Hereto
fore the exhibits of live stock have
hpatn n mimrrtn frhaf fh fair KnarA
has had to rustle to find room for the
Displays. fiuwcvcr, in inc uunuing
of the new barns to the west of the
race track the management have been
able to handle the situation very nice
ly, and will this year be in a position
to handle the display in good shape.
It has been noteworthy in the past,
and this year will be no exception,
that the Nebraska fair has shown not
only some of the best stock in the
country, but decidedly the best in the
entire west. This is. especially true
in the exhibit of fine thoroughbred
horses and cattle. Animals of this
kind have taken sweepstakes in the
largest stock exhibits of the country,
have been shown in Nebraska and
have had to show their best strides
to compare with "Nebraska grown
goods." In fact, the Nebraska prod
uct has- most of the time taken the
big premiums and this has encouraged
Nebraska breeders to renew their ef
forts to have only the best
The horse display this year will be
tip to the record. Some of the best
breeders in the state, and that simply
means the best in the coutnry, will
have their finest at the fair.
This may also be said of the breed
er! of fine bred cattle. None can be
found at any exhibit of stock which
have anything on the Nebraska fine
bred cattle. When one stops to con
sider that fine bred stock from the
Nebraska agricultural farm, have gone
into the east and have pulled down
some of the best prizes offered, it can
be comprehended what a wonderful
opportunity is offered to stock breed
era to come to the fair and tee the
best in the country.
What has been said of horses and
cattle might equally apply to the
wine display. There is little doubt
but that the hog, if he could talk,
would do considerable bragging after
attending the Nebraska fair about the
high toned company he was in while
attending the exposition. One almost
wonderi as he looks over pen after
pen of thoroughbred swine at the fair
if there can be anything in the swine
line that can be more perfect. A hog
is not generally a very beautiful crea
ture n6r has he traits of character
that would make one long to associate
with him, but in gazing upon the Ne
braska product at the fair one comes
nearer admiring the swine family than
at any other time in his history.
The perfection to which stock rais
ing has reached has become to be felt
in Nebraska. As one enters a meat
market and gazes at the meat hung
about to be carved on the block, he
realizes that the care which stock
raisers have taken in breeding and
raising the best not only pleases the
eye, but just as nicely pleases the
With the strict pure food laws of
the state and the strong sanitary pro
visions included, when one goes to
buy his meat for dinner he can al
most feel sure that he is going to get
something good, even if he leaves it
to the butcher.
The efforts made by the stock
breeders to produce none but the best
has been taken up by the farmers and
it is seldom that the undesirable
horse, cow or hog is found on the Ne
braska farm any longer. Nebraska
farmers discovered a few years ago
that there was more money in rais
ing a thoroughbred than a common
animal and as a result the stock on
the average farm is of good quality.
The long nose razor back hog has
entirely disappeared and his place is
new taken by the sleek, round thor
oughbred. The farmer has found that
it does not pay to feed 40 or 50-cent
corn to any animal that will eat its
weight every day and lose flesh all
the time. He prefers, to see results,
and he knows he can only get those
results by feeding his products to the
animals who have a pedigree and a
family tree that has no broken
branches or withered leaves.
And so the efforts of Nebraska
farmers to improve the quality of
their stock has brought beneficial
and lasting results. The farmer real
izes it and is always alert to discover
some manner to better, if possible,
his herd. He knows that by attend
ing the state fair he will discover
many things perhaps that will well
repay him for the time and money
spent in the trip to Lincoln.
A Great Many People Say That
THE LINCOLN HOTEL
Is Nebraska's Leading Hotel
It has the greatest number of guest rooms.
It has 165 rooms with bath.
It has hot and cold water in all other rooms.
It has circulating ice water in every room.
It has the finest Banquet and Convention Hall in the State.
It has taken every precaution possible against fire.
It has one of the finest Lunch Rooms in the Country.
It has a large percentage of its rooms in Fire Proof Annex.
1 It has large Lobby and Ideal Accommodations for Convention!,
It is one of the most home-like hotels in the country lota of
j It is admirably located in relation to depoU and business
When in Lincoln do not forget to stop at The Lincoln Hotel.
European Rates, $1.00 to $2.60 per day.
Sample Rooms, $2.00 to $3.50 per day.
STREAMS IN TIME OF FLOOD
Some of the Interesting Peculiarities
Noted by the Geological
Interesting features in the behavior
of streams during floods are explained
by a scientist of the United Statets
geological survey in a recent official
letter. It has long been known that
swift streams are higher at the center
than near the banks that driftwood
moves to the banks during the rise
and crest of a flood and returns to
the center as the waters fall, and that
foam is generally abundant on a ris
ing stream and absent from one that
is falling, but owing to the imperfect
development of the science of hydrol
ogy, as applied to streams and to the
special obscurity of the laws relating
to the energies involved in stream
flow the causes of these phenomena
are not generally known.
It can be shown, however, that the
intricate and bewildering play of en
ergy in streams, like all other natural
phenomena, is fundamentally system
atic. The elevation of the center of a
stream above the margins during a
flood is generally the result of the
roughness of its bed. Bowlders, sand
wave! and riffles and even sand grains
turn parts of the current that strike
against them outward from the banks
and upward from the bottom of the
channel. The particles directly de
flected by the obstacles may move
but a short distance in that direction,
but their energy is transmitted to
other particles and by them to still
others, setting up a system of forces
that act toward the upper middle part
of the stream. i
All forces acting in a liquid cause
motion until friction completely
wastes the energy involved. Therefore
these forces cause movements in the
stream's mass that converge toward
the upper central part of the cross
section. This causes the center of
the stream to rise above the margins
The town is well governed, and has
a city hall, which is considered to be
one of the finest of any city of the
size of Havelock in the country. It
has a complete city official list and a
board of councilmen, which are al
ways working for the best interests
of the city. In fact, Havelock is
well governed and has no apology to
make to its visitors.
until hydraulic head balances the de
flected forces. The height to which
the center of a stream may rise above
its margins depends upon the size,
shape and roughness of the channel
and the velocity of the current.
The peculiar behavior of driftwood
during floods is due to the fact that
the deep central part of a stream, be
cause of its greater freedom of flow,
tends both to rise and fall slightly in
advance of the margins. The swell
ing of the central part of a stream
during a rise gives a shoreward move
ment to the surface currents which
carries the drift toward the banks.
During the falling stages the center
of the stream is slightly depressed and
the surface currents converge toward
the center, carrying the drift with
The development of foam along the
margins of rising streams is due to
the escape of air and gas trom the
soil after it has been covered with
water. Observation along the edge
of a stream during a rise will show
Quantities of air rising to the surface
and forming foam. Foaming is espe
cially notable where the water rises
over itiound covered with vegetation.
but it occurs also even on hare, loose
sand and travel bars. New York
LITTLE MEN ARE FIGHTERS
Five-Foot Bantams Show Greater
Military Power Than Longlegs.
When, with characteristic tore
sight and ingenuity, Lord Kitchener
decided to stretch the reflations
and recruit a battalion of men under
5 feet, 3 inches in heiulit, there were
not a few military men who laughed
at the idea. Kitchener lumselt was
a man of large dimensions, and it was
supposed that, like many another
irene ral. he had a weakness for tower
inn men. Prhans he had. But. if
so. he also knew that it is not
much a man's height as the quality of
his courage that makes a good right
inn man of him. At any rate, he be
gan to recruit his "bantams," as they
have come to be known, and in due
time they found a place in the first
Now they are occasionally men
tioned in the official dispatches not,
however, as being too small to fire
over the trench barricades or too
slow to cover ground in charges
where the speed of the charge plays
a lame oart in the success, jney
are being mentioned for their pro
nounced hffhtml activities. It IS said
of them that in leaving trenches
under cover of darkness and scouting
between trenches they are preferred
to their taller comrades. And
trench raids they have been known
to lug back to their own trenches
machine guns which larger men left
behind because they could not drag
them over the rough ground. Ana in
the ordinary routine of trench fight
ing the only complaint the officers
have is that the little men are too
eager to climb out and meet the
Mmv in the onen.
It is a matter of historical fact
that many small men have been great
soldiers. Napoleon nimseit wouia
have been lost in the ordinary crowd.
And Lord Roberts was a small man,
who managed to command the af
fection and respect of the entire
British army to a remarkable degree.
The present king of Italy, who is
not only by inheritance trie official
head of Italy's army, but is also a
good field general, is almost a dwarf,
There is, in brief, no reason to be
lieve that the short man is less a
fighter than his tall brother. He is
excluded from the standard regiments
sinmlv because it is necessary to
draw the line somewhere, and in
trench warfare it is easier to handle
men of about the same height.
To He Good, Look mt Blue.
If your llttla tin talk "fib" or hop tha
lea wagon, buy har a, pale blue pinafore. If
your amall boy dlaobere and baa to be taken
As an inducement to have you visit our store dur
ing fair week, we are offering Wm. Rogers silver
ware at the following prices:
Oak pattern, solid handle knives with flat handle
forks, $2.49 per set
Oak pattern, hollow handle knives with flat handle
forks, $4.79 per set
Oak pattern tea spoons, 69c per set.
Oak pattern dessert spoons, 99c per set
Oak pattern table spoons, $1.19 per set
Oak pattern salad forks, $1.49 per set
Oak pattern bouillon spoons, $1.39 per set
Oak pattern butter knife and sugar spoons, 59c.
Harris-Sartor Jewelry Co.
1323 O STREET
Nebraska's Finest Jewelry Store
, Incorporated 1886
Nebraska's oldest, strongest and most
progressive farm company issues policies
for Fire, Lightning, Wind Storm, Tor
nado and Hail Insurance.
Suite 813 First Nat'l Bank Bldg.
Accident and Health Insurance
Standard of the State.
Writes' the moat liberal and unrestricted
Accident Policy of any Nebraska Company.
Suit 812 First Nat'l Bank Bids.
AGENTS WANTED FO R OPEN TERRITORY
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out to th woodihsd br hli fond pap regu
larly, hv hi bedroom papered a iky blue.
If you Wftnt to do unit hard montil con
ie tit ration, hanv a yellow curtain acroar
the window. This Is tha adv.ee of the Rev.
J. V. Orumblne, of the Pvyc ho-Science
"Clar rrd mak frtlkt affectionate and
iterk rod maltrn them cinothmal." Dr. Orum
lilne nt Id. "Whttf makfH folks fl nptrltual
and purtv Every color hen Ita eflVt on tlie
"Blue la the color that will help the child
go the right road." Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Roup With Fork.
"Uertnany'a all tea." ald H R. Monnet,
Frnnch oinnul to Mn Kranctuco. "are a
good dal In Tlni'd position. They're work
ing hard end getting nothing. Sunn I gueii,
they'll eitt'ak up like Tim.
"Ttin and Mike were working for a
farmer. There wm soup for dinner, but the
farrrmr'a wife only had ono apoon. Hhe gave
II to Miktt, telling Tim h-'d have to do a
beat he could do with a furk.
"The two hungry men fell to, and Mike
with hie apoon did noble execution, but Tim,
tiotwllhutandlng the moat frenaled effort,
made very little headway with hie fork,
very little headway Indeed.
"So he aald:
" -Whlat, now. Mike, you dig a bit and I'll
above I ' ' Wnehlngton Star.
When one enters the spacious sales
rooms of the Harris-Sartor Jewelry
company at 1323 O street (state fair
visitors please jot down the number),
he will be impressed with the fact
that he is seeing one. of the largest
displays of jewelry of all kinds in the
A few years ago this firm absorbed
two of the leading jewelry firms in
Lincoln, and proceeded at once to in
crease its stock and sales rooms, until
one can purchase of this firm every
thing which is handled by eastern
jewelers. The fact that they carry
the very best in all lines has been
one reason for the success of the
firm and why they enjoy the patron
age of Lincoln's most substantial
E. R. DEPUTY
Goods sold by E. R. Deputy Company
are decidedly in advance of the better
kinds of merchandise.
- Goods that sell, best of service, and sat
isfied customers. These are the three big
things which put DEPUTY merchandise
in the way up class with live merchants
over the entire west.
Salesmen will call with samples oh
short notice. Catalog will be mailed on
HATS, GLOVES and FURNISHING
R. E. Deputy Co.
Big Free Attractions
For Fair Week
SEPTEMBER 4TH TO 9TH.
FIRE WORKS VAUDEVILLE
And Two Other Big Acts.
ROLLER SKATING J
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GATE ADMISSION 25 CENTS
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