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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1916.
ON THE NEW BRIDGE
Roller Slips and Trains Are Not
Able to Cross for Several
TWO DOZEN TRAINS STUCK
Traffic over the Union Pacific
bridge across the Missouri river at
this point was at a complete stand
still for three hours Monday night,
simply because a steel roller twelve
feet long and a little more than three
inches in diamater went wrong.
During the suspension of traffic,
twenty-four passenger trains in and
out of Omaha were tied up in the
local passenger yards, or over at the
Council Bluffs transfer.
Fpr two or three days the people
having charge of the construction of
the Union Pacific's new bridge over the
river have been jacking up the old
structure and putting rollers under
it and on top of the piers on which
it rests, preparatory to the bridge
moving that is to occur next Sun
day noon. These rollers are of solid
steel and are placed on steel tracks,
the weight of the bridge pressing
down upon them. When all are in
place next Sunday stationary engines
will be put to work and the old bridge
will be slid off its present foundation
and the new one pulled into posi
tion. Monday afternoon, while the bridge
was being jacked up and one of the
steel rollers placed under the struc
ture, the roller in some manner got
into a crosswise position, throwing
the rails of the bridge out of line to
such an extent that it was not con
sidered advisable to pass trains over.
It was nearly 8 o'clock before the
rails were gotten back in line and
train service was resumed.
Coal Dealers Must
Keep Contract On
Bids to the City
City Purchasing Agent Grotte was
drccted by the city council to notify
coal contractors that if they fail to
supply the city with coal according
to terms of contracts entered into
last sprinj, the coal will be bought
in open market and the defaulting
contractors and bondsmen held lia
ble for expense incurred.
City Attorney Rine advised the
commissioners that this procedure
was proper. The council was ad
vised that one of the coal contractors
allowed h:s contract with the city to
go by default.
Young Woman is Found .
Dead in East Side Saloon
Found dead in the Silk saloon at
Tenth and Davenport streets Tues
day morning, May Logan, a young
woman, furnishes to Omaha's police
another mystery. According to the
bartender's story, she walked into"
the place at 8:30 o'clock and asked
for a drink, complaining that she did
not feel well. She was found dead
in a chair two hours later. Sfie lived
aat -918, Capitol avenue. - '
Coroner Crosby has the body and
may hold an autopsy.
Will Hear John Lathrop
The Southwest Improvement club
will meet Wednesday night at 832
South Twenty-fourth street to discuss
street cleaning, street lighting, an up
town union depot and the widening of
Twenty-fourth street. John E. Lath
rop1 of New York City, a city plan
ning expert, will talk on" systematic
sanitation possibilities in Omaha. The
public U invited to the meeting.
Army is Asking for Bids
On Supply of Oats Here
The army -flOartormaster's depart
ment is inviting bids for the delivery
of 2,800,000 pounds of oats, delivered
at El Paso, Tex. The bids when
in will be opened and tabulated.
Crude Oil Advances
Ten Cents a Barrel
Crude oil has advanced in price 10
cents a barrel, according to announce
ment made Tuesday by the Nicholas
. Not Quite Down and Out.
Many a man feels that he is down
and out when as a matter of fact he
still has in him many years of good
service that can be brought out by
proper treatment. Stomach trouble
often makes one despondent. It hits
him' where he lives, saps his strength
and energy and makes him feel like
giving up. Give him. a few doses
of Chamberlain's Tablets to improve
his digestion and invigorate his liver
and bowels, and in most cases recov
ery is prompt and effectual. Adv.
Hun droits of Om. b men and women in
mint time end moaejr bj ukiag advwtua
of our treatment.
Why don't joul
The famoui Bulpho-Chlorine Mineral
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Brown Park Mineral Springs
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Drilling for Oil and Gas at Table
Rock Under Direction of the State
Dr. George E. Condra Makes
Report On Work that is
Now in Progress.
EXPERTS HAVE CHARGE
By GEORGE E. CONDRA.
Director Nebraska fonNrrvatlon end Soil
, The daily press has run articles un
der this title, bringing in the names
of Mr. C. J. Hurst, who is one of the
largest oil operators of Wyoming;
Senator Phil Kohl and the writer.
t seems that in view of the wide
publicity given to the probable pres
ence of oil or gas in the vicinity of
Table Rock a. short statement should
be made by this office covering a few
of the points involved in the progress
to date. A summary of these points
is about as follows:
Several years ago the writer ob
served the presence of an anticline at
Table Rock. Later, the different lime
stone and shale members of the
structure wore worked in with con
siderable detail and ' the different
members traced to and connected up
with the formations in Kansas. The
structure was published by the Ne
braska Academy of Science and the
report has had considerable distribu
tion. Tht, fact of the matter is that
the beds at Table Rock are of the
same ag? as those in south central
Kansas. A few thin members can be
traced between two areas. The beds
at Eldorado and Augusta, Kan., are
of the same age and chaacter as
those of southeastern Gage county,
Nebraska. With few exceptions the
anticlines prospected in Kansas show
the presence of either oil or'gas. By
anticline is meant an upward or "A"
like fold in the beds. It is under
such conditions that the largest num
ber of occurrences of oil and gas
have been found in our country. So
the geologist and oil prospector is al
ways hunting for anticlines.
ijoon after our report was publish
ed oil men became interested in this
location and the office here was over
run with requests for information.
The field work had proven the con
tinuity of beds between our state and
the oil fields of Kansas. Then, when
a prominent oil man of the north
west, Mr. C. J. Hurst, was attracted
to the area by Senator Phil Kohl, it
became necessary for the writer to
go into the field and prove the struc
ture relationships. This was done
some five or six weeks ago. We
drove over many-of the outcrops of
southeastern Nebraska, pointing yout
the limestone and shale members.
Then going across Kansas and zig
zagging pack and forth from east to
west we observed again and again
the same formations there as here.
Finally after reach Eldorado and go
ing back to Eureka and then back to
Scranton, Topeka and Lawrence, Mr.
Hurst became convinced that the
statements made in our publication
were well founded. He saw in Ne
braska a more prominent anticline
than occurs in Kansas. But while
on this trip we outlined to Mr. Hurst
boih the favorable and unfavorable
aspects of the situation in our state.
We do not know positively that the
Cherokee shales which yield vast
amount of oil and gas in Oklahoma
and Kansas extend to and under
much of southeastern Nebraska. This
information is lacking because of the
absence of drillings. The horizon
in which these shales occur is with
out doubt found in Nebraska. Fur
ther than this we are not very posi
tive except for the evidence secured
by drillings near our borders and a
few miles south in Kansas. Certain
other drillings to the north and north
east would cause us to believe that
the situation is not entirely promis
ing. Though the Cherokee shales may
not occur in southeastern Nebraska
in favorable onditions, there are
other formations which might be the
source of oil or gas.
The second and most doubtful
condition is the probable presence of
granite in this anticline at shallow
depths. This was called to our at
tention by drillings made at Dubois,
Neb., Seneca and Zanedale, Kan. In
at least two of these the well record
as reported by the drillers is held
somewhat in doubt. Whether or not
granite was struck is not definitely
known by this office. Professor Ha
worth of the University of Kansas
and state geologist is firmly of the
opinion that no granite was encoun
tered at Dubois or Seneca. The fact
is that if granite dou occur at shal
low depths in the vicinity of Table
Rock no oil or ?as of any. conse
quence will be fond. If this condi
tion does not maintain there is a
situation fully worth prospecting.
We have on different occasions
been invited to Table Rock to dis
cuss this, matter with citizens who
met in public gatherings. The struc
ture relationship to Kansas fields,
methods of leasing and drilling and
other points were covered in these
open meetings. The conclusion was
reached that th area should be pros
pected but not on the basis of a stock
subs:ription. It was decided that if
competent and reliable persons en
gaged in the oil business could be
induced to enter the area and make
a test at their own expense it would
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We recommend our Famous Diamond H Brand, made from the "best,
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dings, pies or cakes. Per 48-lb sack p.0
13 lbs. Blest Pure Granulated Sugar $1.00
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Swift's Pride Laundry Soap 25c
6 Cans Oil Sardines 25c
32-Oe, Jars Pure Fruit Preserves ... 25c
28-Oe. Jars Pure Strained Honey... 30c
New Comb Honey, rack 15e
6 lbs. Choice Japan Rice. quality.
Assorted Soups, per can 10c
Mallo, for icing, per can 20c
-lb. Cakes Baker's Chocolate 16c
4 Pkffs. C. C. Corn Flakes 25c
Sawtay, the great nut butter for shorten
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Baker's Shredded Cocoanut, for pies or
cakes, per can 10c
Skinner's Famous Macaroni,, Vermicilli
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MacLaren's Peanut Butter, lb 12V,c
Breakfast Cocoa, er lb 20c
No. S Cans Fancy Solid Packed Toma
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No. 2 Cans Early June Peas, can... 10c
No. 8 Cans Golden Pumpkin or Hominy,
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Dried Fruits for Your Xmas Pud
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The best Lemon or Orange Peel, lb. .20e
The best Leghorn Citron, lb...... ,25c
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Pure Apple ider, per gallon 30c
Seedless Raiainn, per lb 16c
California Murr Peaches, lb 10c
Fancy Evaporated Apricots, lb....l7Vac
Fancy Cooking Figs, lb..., 19c
Fancy Muscatel Raisins, lb 12Vac
Fancy Cleaned Currants, lb 25 e
Fancy California Prunes, lb 10c
The Best New Mixed Nuts, 1916
Crop, 20c Pound
New Sicily Filberts, Almonds, Brazils,
Pecans, lb 20c
1916 Soft-Shell Walnuts, lb 222c
Highland Navel Oranges
It's the Orange of quality, kissed by
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Per Doi., 20c, 25c. 30c, 40c
The Vegetable Market of Omaha
For the People
Fresh Beetn. Carrots. Turnips or Shal
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Fresh 'Radishes, bunch 4c
Freeh Cabbage, lb 4 Vac
Fancy Ripe Tomatoes, lb 7 Vic
Fancy Cauliflower, lb ...,10c
Fancy Green Beans, lb 10c
Fancy Green Peppers, 8 for ;..IOc
3 Stalks Celery I0e
Cape Cod Cranberries, qt 10c
Fancy Florida Grapefruit, each 6c
For anything you want in Fruits or
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result in a benefit to .that locality
and to the state at large. The laud
owners attending tin meeting and a
few people in the town undertook to
secure the leases for Mr. Hurst and
Senator Kohl. To dae a consider
able acreage ha been leased and
quite ' an amount of this is blocked
out at a point east of Tabic Rock.
Geologists representing the oil men
are at work determining the most
promising place to make the first
test drilling. Mr. Hurst agrees to
erect a standard derrick and bring in
a string of tools which will equip
him to drill to a depth of .UKX) feet
or more. Notwithstanding this fact
a few are holding out, expecting the
lessees to give them a bonus, i e.. a
payment per acre above the royalties,
as covered in the leases. This Mr.
Hurst refuse, to do, stating that no
practical oil operator would do so in
an unimproved area so ,'ar from a
known oil region. As soon as it he
came apparent that the drilling was
to be made, several parties began an
attempt to secure leases and it seems
1 that some of these arc not in a posi-j
j lion to.drill. I
I So far as this office is concerned, we I
hope the state may secure such tests
las will prove the presence or absence :
j of oil and gas, and to do so without j
i cost to the state, li would seem
that persons owning land in such j
j places would be more ready than they j
; have been at Table Rock to lease to i
! men ready and willing to make the;
j tests, especially so when the interests j
of the land owners are fully protected'
! in the terms of the lease. The sitna- j
tion, then, is about as follows: No
drilling is yet under way, but work
will begin very soon if Mr, Hurst se
cures an adequate acreage of land at
a point most desirable to him. Wt do
not know how many persons taking
leases are doing so with a positive
purpose of prospecting the anticline.
Some of them have the necessary
financial support to do this, yet there
may be more of a tendency than some
would think, to secure and hold leases,
awaiting the result of drillings uinde
by other parties and at large expense.
Joe Hummel Hag
Park Lakes Ready
. For the Skaters
Information givciv at park head
quarters bids llif lads and lassies en
joy skatinK at Morton. Spring Lake,
Kiverview, Hanscom, Curtis Turner,
Kontcnelle. Kountze and Miller parks.
Commissioner Hummel explains!
that the surface of Carter lake is un
certain and lie would not recommend
skating on that lake for a while.
Two acres of the area of an exca
vation for a new lagoon in Konte
nejle park have been flooded for
skating and a shelter has been pro
vided with small stoves, This is the
first skating in Kontenellc park.
goods in J. O. Stromberg's general
store wcrf damaged by fire, smoke
and water about 6 o'clock Saturday
evening. The fire originated in the
hall and liuincd down through the
floor and ceiling. The loss is covered
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Here is how any woman caif easily
and quickly remove objectionable,
hairy growths without possible in
jury to the skin: Make a paste with
some powdered delatone and water,
apply to hairy surface and after 2 or
3 minutes rub off, wash the skin and
the hairs are gone. This is a pain
less, inexpensive .method and, ex
cepting where the growth is unusu
ally thick, a single application is
enough. You should, however, be
careful to get genuine delatone. Adv.
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