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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 1916.
STuidWS. SINGLES COPY TWO CFNTS.
VOL. XkVI NO. 103.
TH1SEV E tl I II G
Presidential Candidate Will
Arrive With Mrs. Hughes
and Party at 5:45 Over
the Union Pacific.
SPEAKS IN STATE .TODAY
To Lead Paratfe of Omaha
Citizens From Uniotf Sta
' ' ,. tion to FonteneUe.
, NO FORMAL DINNER PLANS
, This is Hughes day in Omaha.
At5j45 t),is evening Charles Evans
Hughes, with, Mrs. Hugnes ana inc
. thirty-eight otjier members of the
'. party, on the Hughes' special, will ar
rive at the Union station. At 8'o'clock
this' evening the republican presi
dential candidate will address a mass
meeting at) the Auditorium. The doors
will be open at 7 o'clock and all seats
in the main Auditorium are available
. to anyone, except a few in the first
- row reserved for old soldiers.
A big automobile parade, headed
by the car of N. P. Podge carrying
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Farnham,
manager of the Hughes special, and a
secret service man, will proceed from
the station to the Hotel FonteneUe. .
Many Cars in Parade. ,
A There-will, be anywhere from 150
" to 200 automobiles in this parade, c
cording to estimates made by. the
committee. Ten automobiles will
carry the thirty-eight members of "she
Hughes party. Following then Will
be something ' over 500 committed
members, members of the reception
committee, ill of whom will be at the
station to. meet the party. It Avill re
quire something like 100 automobile's
to carry the committee, and beside
this manv orominent Omaha repub
licans have declared their intention of
being at the station and driving. their
cars in the parade. -.,.; '
The narade will be short, as- the
: hour will be late. The' most direct
lines to the Hotel Fontenelle will be
taken. North the parade will pro-
ceed from , the station to Farnam
strest, west on Farnam to Eighteenth,
thence north to the hotel. - ,
To Review the Procession.
Here Mr. Hughes is to review the
parade. The tar in which, he is
brought up is to be driven to one side
and stopped while the rest of the pro
cession of cars passes by. '
' Then the oartv will repair to their
quarters in the--lrotel,-prepare .for dinH
I . . i'...-.I-,l'iv..lkr'l
jicr anu Kinc , evening iinrciiiig. nit
dinner will be in private, as Mr. and
Mrs. Hughes requested that no din
ner engagements be made for them
here on account of the brief time be
tween the arrival of the train and the
time for opening the meeting at the
Auditorium.;" " "
The committee on arrangements, N.
P. Dodge, jr.; G. M. Tunison and Mrs.
-C. M. Wilhelnvhas worked out the
details, holding daily meetings, and
ponferences for the last week. i
Quartet to Sing. '.'.., ..'. '
The seats on the stage are held for
the members of the reception commit
tee. A quartet of old soldiers is to
entertain with some quaint old songs
during the interval between 'the time
the first crowds gather and the ar
rival of the Hughes party. ' "J ,
; R. Beecher Howell, republican na
tional committeeman from Nebraska,
is to introduce Governor Hughes.
There is to be no other speaker.
i The Hughes' special comes to Oma
ha from Fremont. Following the ad
dress at the Auditorium, Mr. Hughes
will-go back to the hotel and then to
the special train which is to leave at
ll o'clock in the morning for Mitchell,
To Welcome Mrs. Hughes,
Mrs. C. M. Wilhelm has appointed
the following ladies to join with her
ui receiving Mrs. iiughes:
C. C. Kountz.
. W. Q. Vn.
N. P. Dodge, Jr.
Victor Rose water. -Walter
George B. Prfltfc
A. C. Smith. '- -K.
11. B. Howell. ,
C. L. Dodge.
Jo hit L. Kennedy.
A. W. Jef ferii.
W. F. Ourley.
E. W. Dixon. '
C. C. George.
C. C. Belden.
; It, N. Loom Is.
A. L. Reed.
Frank W. Judaon
O. T. Eastman.
John W, Towle.
W. H. Buchola.
P. D. Wead.
Casper B. Tost.
E. A. Benson.
Isaac B. Congdon.
J. H. Dumont.
' John I. Vebeter.
Meeting of Deputies
Postponed for Month
Alliens, Saturday (Via .London),
KOct 15. King Constantine today
signed a decree postponing for one
month the meeting of the Greek
chamber of deputies, which, according
For Nebraska Cloudy.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Comnaratlvti 1em It tv or ft. J-
' 1916. 101&. 1914. 1913.
Highest yeaterOar. , t9 6 fi2 61
Lowest yeiterdny $2 IS 44 44
Mean temperature,..;. t 60 3 $1
Precipitation " ,S3 ' .02 .00 .08
Temperature and precipitation departure
frohy the normal;
Normal temperature.,...,.. 8S
Bxceaa for the day.". .................... . 1
Total exceM alnre March I. ......- .991
Normal- precipiutlon. .. , 09 inch
Kxcem for the day .144nch
Total rainfall fftnoe March h, .... 14.41 Inches
Deflclenrjr since March 1 11.74 Inches
Deficiency for. cor. period, 118.. 1-23 inphm
Deficiency. for cor. prlod 1914.. 1.76tnUe
. , L, A. WELSH. UoteorolorlsL
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Hughes Uplifted by
Sunday a Day of Rest for the
-Hughes Family, Who Go to.
Church at Lincoln.
PLANS LAID, FOR TODAY
By EDWARD BLACK.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 15. (Special.)
rli Omaha excels the demonstration
given Charles E. Hughes here Satur
day evening, Omaha may well feel
proud. After the significance of the
Lincoln outburst has had time to soak
into the public mind, many ex
pressions are heard. Riding from the
depot to the Auditorium between two
congested lines of people, Mr. Hughes
remarked to state Lhairman Beach:
"I am sure there are not less Jhan
50,000 people 'in this great crowd. As
the presidential candidate viewed the
vast street assemblage he leaned upon
Mr, beach as he stood in the automo
The Lincoln situation is taken to
indicate a lively interest in politics in
general and in Mr. Hughes in particur
lar. The close and respectful atten
tion shown at the Auditorium was an
other indication of the wave of
Hughes sentiment which is growing
by leaps and bounds in, this stated i
Special Message for Omaha,"'
OmSlia may look for something of
genuine interest when Mr. Hughes
speaks at the Auditorium Monday
evening. He took the newspaper men
into his confidence, hat they may
have an inkling of what to expect. He
will have a message to deliver in
Omaha and it is betraying no confi
dence to say that he will make one
of the important speeches of the cam-
CORRICK FIND& THE
. WEST FOR HUGHES
Chairman of Nebraska Pro
gressives Home From Two
Months' . Tour With
r ' Good News.
REPUBLICANS ARE WINNING
. (From a Staff Correspondent.) .
'Lincoln, Oct., IS. (Special.)
Frank' Corrick, chairman of 4the
progressive party in Nebraska,, who
has been spending the last- two
months over the country inthe in
trests . of bringing about a progres
sive support fefCharles E. Hughes
for the presidency1, returne4 toLin-
J"J .found -conditions in the ivest
ift most of .the states-favorable to the
candidacy of Mr. Hughes,! said Mr.
Corrick to The Bee, last night.- In
Montana, most of the state candidates
on the republican ticket aro former
progressives and as a consequence
there is good prospects for vietory.
The same conditions exists in Wash.
ington. In California things look good.
Governor Johnson lStnaking speeches
'ill over the state for Mr. Hughes. In
Oregon and Idaho the republican and
progressive state chairman have
joined hands in an etort to elect the
republican national and state tickets.
In Utah the republican candidate for
governor was the ' progressive candi
date four year ago." .
Women's Train Doing Wondera. ,
The important phase of the cam
paign in the west is ; that the na
tional woman's partyrs conducting
a campaign 'against Wilson and- all
democratic congressmen in many i of
the states andare doing so in most
effective manner. They attend all
democratic metings and distribute
literature and make speeches to the
voters after they leave the meetingsj
Anotner jieaiure .01 ine campaigner!
some of the states is the strength of
the Hughes Alliance. This is made
up almost entirely of former demo
crats and' nroorressives. .
Mr. Cornclf found the sentiment lor
Hughes much stronger as-he went
south. Nevada, normally democratic.
shows strongly, for Hughes. The lead
ing aemocrano paper in mat sraic
is openly supporting the republican
candidate for president.
In Utah two years ago democrats
and progressives fused on the state
ticket. This year, according to Mr.
Corrick, on account of so many pro
gressives going back to the republi
can party it was easy for the demo
crats to bring about a fusion again,
but the facts are vthat 90 per cent
of the progressives in that state, not
withstanding there has been an at
tempt to fuse, are supporting Mr.
Hughes. 1 .
Holdrego Republicans Meet
i And Form New Club
'Holdrege, Neb., Oct. IS. (Special.)
-The Holdrege Republican club held
its organization meeting Friday night
at the courthouse. A fair-sized crowd
was present.' R. PWaite of Minden
and Anson H. Bigelow of Omaha
spoke. Mr. Bigelow in his address
'took up the lea constructive policies
of republicanism and clearly brought
them home to his hearers. The club
plans to have several meetings btf
fore election. Will Moore was elected
president and Elmer BrunzeljV secretary-treasurer.
Infant Son of Fort Pierre
1 Man Dies of Snake Bite
Pierre, S. V.,- Oct 15. (Special
Telegram.) Robert, the 2-year-old
son of Rebert Jennings of Fort
Pierre, died in a, hospital in this city
last night from the effects o( a rat
tlesnake bite; Saturday, while he was
playing about hit home, . t.
He Arrives at
a Special Message
paign in Omaha. He expressed an
interest in his forthcoming visit to
the metropolis of the state.v
I Heart Dr. Batten Preach.
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes were positive
ly tired when thev reached their apart
ments at the Lincoln hotel Saturday
night after the Auditorium meeting.
From Falls City to the oital City
the trip was a streni-' w
for the presidential '0 a
members of his p' 7 V. 'S ni
Mr. Hughes,.!iTe at
the trip was a streni-' nt b6th
set-vices at Ovost tchurch, the
HtWhex t';".'t''AS j.'heincr inclined to
this.dr' Mr. Hughes' him
self &V .jO"'' ison of Baptist minister.
At .theif !t church Rev. Samuel
Zane Bskien, formerly pastor of this
church and now of Philadelphia, oc
cupied the-pulpit in the absence of the
regular minister, Rev. Howard B.
Chapman, who is out of the city. The
attendance of the distinguished visitor
at this church was not publicly an
nounced, but in some manner the at
tendance was considerably larger than
"usual. - Rev. Dr. Batten - spoke on
'The Supreme Issue," which topic,
however, had nothing to do with the
issues of the campaign to come. The
minister's prayer included a supplica
tion for national security.
Rests on the Sabbath Day.
Mr. . Hughes and his good wife
maintained an inviolable rule regard
ing the Sabbath day. The chairman
of the republican national committee
could -not engage Mr. Hughes' at
tention on Sunday,, and, of course,
the newsapaper men with the party
well know that it would be foolhardy
to attempt to gain his ear on this
day of the week. : On. this particular
Sunday he needs rest to prepare him-
Continaed oa Page Tw. Column Flva.)
RIDERS FOR HUGHES
Club of Young Men Formed
Who Participate in Lively
, , Rally. x .
Wakefield, Neb., Oct. 'IS. (Special
Telegram.) About thirty-five young
men and boys northwest of Wakefield
organized themselves into a squad of
Hughes Rcmgh Riders. Saturday night
they rode into town carrying a large
flag ai6 blowing horns. Their call
for speeches was responded to briefly
by Mr. . Muerberger, candidate for
state representative, and by Senator
tenant governor.-- i-v. :
At the close the Rough Riders gave
three rousing cheers for Shumwav.
Three or four hundred gathered to tee
the boys and hear, the speeches. .
Senator Shumway was highly grati
fied by-4he great interest in an friend
liness shown toward him and his can
didacy. Of the hundreds of rallies he
has witnessed and addressed all over
the state, 'the senator says this one at
Wakefield was the most unique and
showed the greatest republican loyalty
and enthusiasm of any he has attend
ed since 1896. . . - o
For Great Greeting
When Hughes Gomes
v Columbus, Neb., Oct. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Ten thousand people,
men, women and children repub
licans and democratsall from a ter
ritory including fifty surrounding
towns, are expected to greet the
Hughes special when it draws into
ColumbUs this afternoon at 2:30 en
route from Grand Island to Omaha
on its victory-clinching trip.
Special train provisions have been
made on all the branches. Fullerton
has signified its intention of coming
down with a band. The Columbus
city band, thirty strong, will parade
from 1 o'clock. ' . .
Promptly at 1 o'clock the events
will start with the meeting of. enthusi
asts at the Meridian hotel for the or
ganization and election of officers of
the-PJatte Countv Hughes and Fair
banks club and distribution of badges.
At 1:30 A. W. Jefferis of Omaha
will start the speaking from the plat
form which has been erected immedi
ately west of the Union Pacific depot.
Hughes sentiment in this demo
cratic hotbed is growing hourly and
so mafTy old-time democrats have sig
nified their liking for Hughes, his rec
ord and policies, and at the same time
disappointment over Wilson, that
many are predicting a repetition of
1908, when Platte county was swept
by the republicans. . j
Club Is Organized
Holdrege. Neb:. Oct. IS. (Special.)
A republican club was organized at
Loomis Thursday night of this week
by R. P. Waite of.Mjnden. C. P.
Anderbcry delivered the principal ad
dress! followed by a short talk by
Mr. Waite. Mr. Anderbery told of
the constructive principles of the re
publican party and touched on the
policies of the democratic party, Mr.
Waite took up the subject of the
tariff, wowing that the republican
tariff will protect our own markets,
at the same time leaving the United
States free to push our world markets.
A club of about forty members was
formed. O. A. Hanson was elected
president; W. B. Abramhamson, sec
rfarv-triairt,r. , !
Give Hughes a
MAKE PEACE IF
Central . Powers Anxious to
Come to Terms, But Feel
They1 Have Edge on
WOULD UKJ5 TO .DICTATE
Insist Poland Must Be Free
and Bejgium and. Serbia
" Out of It. '
ALLIES ACCOMPLISH LITTLE
Vienna, Oct 15.-Vith a keen
longing for peace, has come persist
ent speculation in the central states
as to the manner in which? this bless
ing may be secured.. But all thought
on the subject is but the substance
of the person'., own wishes. Polities'
and military circles today are as far
from seeing, a definite plan for the
cessation of tbe war as they were in
the beginning. " j
If the fear prevailed in the centra'
states that a peace with honor, and
possibly profit, could not be secured
then thought migh.t run in a different
channel. But. the entente has not
shown that it can ultimately realize
its own hopes, is the jmiversal view
held in Austria-Hungary and Ger
many and their allied countries. The
offensive on the Somme, the Russian
attack in Bukowina and in east Ga
licia, the entry into the war of Rou
mania ; and . its immediate . conse
quences, the campaign from Saloniki
and the exertions of the Italians have
all contributed toward the feeling in
the central group, that the resistance
met by the entente may ret open
the eyes of those who must first an
nounce that they will " be satisfied
with a peace whose terms will not
have the dismemberment of central
Europe as a basis. i
What Teutoni Will Take.
The central government are ready
today for a peace which would leave
Europe very much as before the war,
with the exception that Poland must
be made an autonomous state, and
that neither Belgium nor Serbia can
again trouble, innocently or purposely,
the quiet of Europe. , .
There is here not the faintest in
dication that the entente is inclined
tn enter netrotiations on that basis.
tnVienmi' and; fetrlift, tfh the; other
hand, nobody tan yet see why the
central group should make conces
sions, since they claim to hold trumps
everywhere by- the occupation of
enemy territories so large that the
few advantages gained by the entente
can hardly count i
Had the summer oberatiohs driven
the central troops out of France and
LKussia, things would pe-amerent.
Fight in the West
The Somme offensive ' has merely
shown, according to the people here,
that' the steel' wall of the Germans
in the west may be bent, but cannot
be broken, while resistance in the east
has been splendid, numbers consid
ered: The Italians have again been
oblisred to- take breath.' So long as
the entente canot convice the pub.
lie of the central states that it is gain
ing militarily, the necessity of making
concessions wnt not nreaic upon mc
central Kurooean mind.
It- is evident that government and
public are one on this subject. There
is much grumbling about this or that
regulation, but all these things are
ephemeral trifles compared with the
great objective tnat tne war must
not be lost.
There is no evidence that Russia
would be the first to make peace.
Nevertheless, that country is thought
of in this manner. Peace rumors al
ways have Russia in mind. Possibly
this is due to-the belief that Russia
is, after all, the most vulnerable of the
entente powers. In military circles a
further occupation of Russian terri
tory by means of another German
offensive is accepted as highly feas
ible. Hindenburg's elevation to chief
of the general staff of the .German
army has revived assertions that dur
ing the winter there will be another
Russian campaign. -
To conclude a peace that "Will not
be made at its- own cost, the central
powers feel that their armies must
retain their present proportionate
strength and efficiency ;""tfTat their
losses must not Je greater in propor
tion than those of the entente forces.
Before the British millions had ap
peared on the scene there was always
the vague fear that things might go
wrong once they took their place. .
,s No Decisive Result
But the Somme operations have
shown that while the British millions
have been of much help to the French
their coming has not been decisive.
It is argued now that with the large
British forces assimilated in the mili
tary ensemble and with the Rouman
ian army a known quantity, further
concessions worth while can come to
the entente only from its population
growth as more men will reach mili
reservetary age. This quality is not
peculiar to the central allied states,
at out eighteen per 1,000 of the popu
lation's males reach military age an
nually, which would Vnean that Ger
many can count on a yearly reserve
of 630,000. young men, Austria-Hungary
about 360,000, Bulgaria 52,000
and Turkey 1?0,000. ! .
Superannuation and losses in the
field will more than swallow these
figures; but this is equally true of the
entente men crops.
Rousing Welcome When He
at 5:45; Be
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT HERE
TONIGHT Charles Evan Hughes, republican candidate
for president, will wind up his Nebraska speaking tour at
the Omaha Auditorium tonight.
y N V x
Charks Evans Hufhes
FOR FORT OMAHA
General Scriven of Signal
Corps Advises Location to
MEANS DIRIGIBLE- SCHOOL
(From a Staff Corr.sp(mdont
Washington, -Oct IS. tSpecial Tel
egramO Fort Omaha it .to e re
deemed if recommendations made are
approved by the general staff of the
army. e V ' , -.
' General Scriven of the tignat corps
has recommended tjiat Fort Omaha
be made the first aerostatic division
in the aviatinn section that has been
accepted by (he general staff and that
the first balloon school be established
at Fort Omaha, j
Geral Scriven, who has been a
warjji friend of .Omaha, said tonight
that Fort Omaha, with its hydrogen
gas plant, its immense shed and equip
ment already on hand, made it an ideal
place to try out balloon problems
with a view of practical instruction as
to the use of dirigibles.
"We are going to spend money in
the line of dirigibles, and' balloons,"
said General Scriven, "and I would
like to see Fort Omaha , a seat of
learning for the study of aerostatics
for the army. It's a wonderful big
subject and its potentials are vast.
General Scriven stated that the gas
tank would be immediately repaired
and he hoped Fort OmaUa would be
come the advanced training school
for aviators of the army.-
Holds Crowd ?t Alma
Alma, Neb., Oct. 15. (Special.)
Congressman 1 Lenroot of Wiscoisin
was the sneaker at a reDublican rallvlJiouse here Friday evening. At the
here last evening, and regardless of
.l. r... .L-. .L:' T '.
inc laci inai mere were two snows
at the theaters he got a good audi
ence and held it for two hours, and
at the close there were cries of
"Good!" "Good I" The names . of
Hughes', Kennedy and Barton brought
forth applause every time mentioned.
Comparing the Attendance at demo
cratic and republican meetings in
Alma, the republicans are in the ma
jority, 2 to 1. The Orleans Young
Men s Republican club attended in a
body. Tuesday night Congressman
Green of Iowa speaks at Orleans, and
the Alma Republican club is arrang
ing for an automobile parade and
demonstration. Q. W. Percy, candi
date for county"attorney, presided at
the meeting here.
Hughes ' Time Table
Monday. October 16 - '
Leave Lincoln 7:30 a. m.
Hastings, 10 a. m.
Grand Island, 12 noon.
Columbus, 2:30 p. m.
Fremont, 4 p. m.
Omaha, 5:45 p. m.
Auditorium doors will open
at 7 o'clock this evening.
on Hand There to Greet Him
CANADIAN CROP- OF
WHEAT FALLS OFF
This Year's Yield Is Less Thau
Half of What it Was Last
OATS PRODUCTION SHORT
Ottawa, Oct. IS. The wheat Crop
of Canada for the present year will
be only 159,123,000 bushels, as com
pared with 376,303,600 bushels in 1915,
according to an official estimate is
sued today. : . ""-.'.
: The average yield per acre was esti
mated at SH bushels from a harvest
ed area of 10.085,300 acres, as com
pared with 2V bushels from a harvest
ed area of 12,986,400 acres in 1915.
A marked decrease in, the produc
tion of oats also was indicated by the
estimated yield of 3J8.469.00Q. bushels
from 9,795,000 acres, a yield of 34.55
bushels per acre, as against 45.76
bushels last year, when the production
was 520,103,000 bushels from" a har
vested area of 11,365,000 acres.
The barley crop was estimated' at
32,299,000 bushels from 1,328,800 acres,
or 24.31 bushels per acre., Last year's
crop was 53,331,300 bushels and the
acreage 1,509,350. -
The probable production of rye was
announced as 2,058,500 bushels from
101,420 acres, or an average yield per
acre of 20.30 bushels, as against a total
production in 1915 of 2,394,100 bushels
from an acreage of 112,300. .
Club in Tecumseh
Tecumseh, Neb., Oct. 15. (Spe
cial!) Charles E. Matson, president
of the Nebraska Alliance of the Na
tional Republican league, addressed
an enthusiastic audience at the court
FSnc.,usio" . t,,e 'Johnson County
ghes Club was organized with the
.following officers: -
rrcsiacni, a. o. trimmings- vie
president, Clare Nibbej secretary
treasurer. W. J. Devennev. The club
will hold a demonstration in the near
future. ..(' -
Mrs. Cudahy Makes Gift
To Trinity Cathedral
Some beautiful additions were made
to the interior adornments of Trinit'
cathedral last week. Mrs. loseoh i
Cudahy of Chicago gave a gold pro
cessional cross and a bronze tablet in
memory of hr mother, Mrs. Carrie
Lake Morton. .
' Mr. Hall and family gave i bronze
tablet in memory of Richard Smith
Hall, who was a vestryman of tne
parish and second chancellor of the
Deadwood Jury in Senn Case
Out Eighteen Hours and Let Go
Deadwood. S. D.. Oct. 15. After be
ing out eighteen hours, the jury in the
case of George Bretell, a local res
taurant keeper, charged with breaking
into the newspaper office of E. L.
Senn here last summer, was unable to
agree and was discharged.
The raid on the plant, which result
ed in putting it out of commission,
was an incident in Senn's long, cru
1EH KILLED AND
15 INJURED 111
1 HIGH LINE WRECK
Third Section of Stook Train
Crashes Into Sear of Bsc
tion Section, Crushing1
Thirty-One Peopla. f
BUT SIX ESCAPE INJURY
Tog Hides Rear Lights
Train Stopped With
WRECK IS NEAR ELW00D
Akad. - '
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L. W. Uht. Msywood. frmctnred rib. eat
n far and liandn. v
C. K. Hvphr, Mmrwt, bad brnltMt .
J. II. ffVttartofi, Wallam. bmlfd.
Jm WalthM, HastuB. i'oin., rib rractvrad
John IHIIott, Walla0. b ruined.
W. Ifc. U'Couur. hnUir off J. 1. nCaanar.
r. Htini, Tnany4ntii aboat kmm,
S. R. Li. r.Mfi, both lt broken.
Emmet K. Robh. mitherland. lg brokao
Clyd Kmapf. HmI1bk, arm brataad.
Elwood, Neb, , Oct. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Ten men were killed and .
fifteen others injured this morning
at 4:15, three miles east of Elwood" s
on the Burlington road, when the
third section of stock train "o. 156 '
ran into the rear end of the second
section. .The dead and injured were
all Nebraska stockmen and farmers.
The regular train was running in
three section, the first section having
passed safely, was followed by the
second section which had trouble
with hot boxes, and stopped at a .
point about half way between Smith- '
nem and. tsertrano. ine crew ot tne
second section was out fixing the
trouble when the engine of the third
section, which had been running about
ten minutes behind, struck the caboose
of the second section, it is reported
that the crew of the second section
failed to put out their torpedoes or
torches or other warning signals and .
the light on the eneine of the third-
section was put Out at Eustis, two
, , - Heavy Fog-.
On account of the fog, lack
lights and danger signals, no
aware ot the danger until
section with within a few!
the other train. Although
was reversed it could not b
until it had jammed the re
the tram ahead, t
The way car was drivea-under the ,
car containing cattle just ahead and
crushed. Five men standing on the.
rear end of the way car saw the othef
train in time to save then- selves. John
wiiKins, wno was sitting in the cupa
lo of the way car was thrown' out on
top of the car of cattle and was un
injured, but the thirty-one men in
the caboose were jammed into a space
about four feet wide, with the result
that all were either killed or injured.
Care for Injured.
A special from Holdrege arrived in
short time, taking: the injured tn
Holdrege and Hastings for treatment. -.
two of the injured dying on the way.
The county coroner of Gosper county '
arrived tn a snort time , and trans
ferred the. dead to the undertaking
rooms at Bertrand. The track where
the wreck occurred was a straight
track for miles and the country per'
fectly level.. One steer was killed,
which was the only loss to stock. No
damage was .done to the track and ,
the caboose with the car of cattle on
top of it was pulled back to Smith'
nem. , - , -. . ,
It is reported the second section
flagged the third three times during
mc input uccauac ii war too close. -Near
Sinithfield there twentv miles
of straight track. The headlight on
the third train went out and a lantern
was substituted. Conductor Sawyer '
of No. 2 thought he could cool the
hot box and still keep out of the way.
Engineer, Fatton of No. 3 said h
couid have stopped in two more car
'" Train Crews. " -The
third-section crew was: E. E.
Patton, engineer, Curtis; Elmer Albro,
conductor, Curtis. Second section:
G. W. S .wyer conductor; C. B
Ward, engineer, both of Curtis.
Charles L. Dillon, S. Melton, both
of Wallace;, Leonard Sharp, Haxtun,
Colo.; John' Wilkins, Wallace; J.
Fitch, Laird, were 1 survivors ot
thirty-one occupants of the way car
of the second special.
Figures Which 7
The Bee last week '
, than same period
J 42,906 MORE
r PAID Want-Ads in
The Bee first nine
months of 1916
' . than in same per 1
, iod last year. k
-An average gain of oyer
1000 PAID ADS per week.
Better Price. jtw
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