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TILE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER
S TJITflllTn rTlAlri mil iTni.n
down the rail, gathered up tho stuff and
nmm muyui kail nim
fumpea tne car home .n silence.
There were at least three men that
night who ottered up a prayer ot thanK.t.
McConnell actually had a nlgntmare two
or three times that night, and my father
laughed as lio tola how he found himself
twice on tho floor In his nightgown, yank
ing his heavy bedstead about the room
in a desperate effort to get the hanucar
off the track beforo the express struck
It Ilaltroad Men's Magaxlne.
How a Fast Train Repaired Track on
a Cold Night.
IT WAS IN THE WAYBACK DAYS
A Tlm 'When Wonder. Were Pulled
Off hj- ltnllrond IMnnren
Lively T tunic with n
Thli story Is substantially as It was
told me by my father, George B. Rains
ford, loma ycais befote his death In tho
on tho Grand Trunk railroad In the late
Those wore the days of hand brakes on
express tians and thirty-ton locomotives.
There were no steel rails nor six-bolt
uncle splice bars. Tho old pcar-head
wrought-lron rail was used. Its Joint
fastening was slipped at each end Into
a wrought-lron lipped chair about six
Indies long, which was spiked to the tlo.
Traveling on such a track was rough
and noisy. Tho clatter of tho Joints mad
a. continuous roar. Notwithstanding all
this criuienosi of po manent way, a spied
of sixty miles an hour was frequently
made. Broken rails wore a common oc
currence, especially in winter, and track
walkers day and night kept a sharp look
out for them.
My father, then a well set-up young
chap of about 18 years, was station agent
and telegraph operator at a small station
named Gananoquc, about thirty mllos
cast of Kingston, Ontario. Tho station,
as was usual on that lino, was about
three miles from the town, and as thore
was no night-trick man, my father slept
Jn a room Just off the telegraph office.
It Wan a Cold NIKht.
One clear, cold winter night one of
those nights when tho cold Beoms to
come down from the uppor air like a
blanket of lco, when the rails snap In tho
woodwork, the mercury tries to ciawl out
of the bottom of the bulb and there Is
only a short puff of wind at rare Inter
vals one suoh puff nearly causod a
wreck. My father was rolled up In his
blankets, snug and warm, whon about I
o'olock In the morning he was awakened
by the track walker shaking him. The
man was out of breath fiom running.
-air. iininsiora, no oricd. "there's a
Notes from Auburn
and Nemaha County
AUBURN, Neb., Nov. 2.-(Spcclal.)-The
niairiago of Miss Alllo Fur.ong,
daughter of tho late Moses Fu.long,
to John M. Gardner of Fremont, Neb.,
took place here this week. Tho young
couplo were pupils together In the Auburn
JHgh school, while the father of tho
groom. Prof. Gardner, was superintendent
of schools here.
Word has Just been received of the
death ot Mrs. Nellie Wost, wlro of
Cralghton West, at Colorado Springs,
wnero sno had gone for her health. Mrs.
West was an Auburn girl and was reared
William Basslngcr of Hamburg, la., was
arrested and brought hero Thursday on a
charge of perjury In getting a mair.agc
license. It Is charged that to get a mar
rlago license h,e mudo nn affidavit that
Mario Bennett was 19 years of ago while
she was only 14 as ho welt knew. The
cause Is set for November 27.
Roy Brnlkley and Wilson Dlvoria of
Johnson were arrested yesterday, charged
with criminal assault upon Margaret
Aden and Ruth Young. Preliminary sot
for next Wednesday.
Wayne's New City
Hall is Dedicated
WAYNE, Neb., Nov. 2. (Spocial.)-Last
night another Important event occurred
In tho dty of Wayne's history, who.e
several hundred of her cltlsenB responded
to the call of Mayor John Kate and as
sembled to dedicate the new city hall,
Just completed and furnished at a cost
of nearly $9,000. The women had decorated
tho building In Hallowe'en fashion anda
i m t i ii v - m m m m m m mm v imtrv
broken rail In half a dozen plaot down ' splondld program planned for tho ovon-
the tracks about a' mile and a halt Will Ing was carried out The building Is one
rou come along with us? We nre short- of the best of Its kind In the state, being
handed and that handcar Is nomcthlng modern and up-to-date In every ijartlc-
to pump with the grease stiff In the ular, Is tho pride pf all citizens, and a
bores. I have routscd Handy McConnell monument to the untiring efforts ot its
and his gang," promoter, Wayne's popular and efficient
"All right, Barney." ar.d he tumbled mayor, assisted by a llvo council
Stepping to tho key he callod up tho
nearest night station east, to tell them
to wain the exirens If It had not al
ready gone by, to look out for the gang
cast of Gananoque. He was toid thai it
had Just passed. As his Btation was west
of the break, he decided to go along with
the track gapg to help out
NOTES FROM CHADR0N
AND DAWES COUNTY
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 2, (Spoclal.)- 1
An equ'ty term of district court was
held during the week, adjourning last
night and closing slno die the June
He hurried Into his clothes and' went I term of ctrart- The ncxt rc&u,ar decern
out to find the men eottlne thlncs to- her term convenes December
irethpr. with tools, n mil und n. lnntnrn Tho second annual farmers' Institute
they started for the break. j was n even greater success than the
It was as Barney had said, tho hand-1 Preceding one. Over BOO enrolled a?
car took some muscle to pump suro students. Tho members of tho Board of
enough. By main strength they reached Education for Chadron, closed tho high
the sceno of trouble, threw off tho' stuf. school, and paid tho tuition fee of oil
pulled tho handcar off to ono side and students attending the institute. The
fell to work like so many demons. Ajrgel competition between those under 16 year?
on by tho cold and tho anticipation C of nB was active and dozens of ex
.i lilhltn nnrtpr pneh art'elp on htch Drlzes
1 1 1 U CAtJILSai 11K 1 U 1US I1U CJUUW UI1U . - -
tho ground was as hard as iron. I were offered were In evidence, Thf
Whllo some drew the spikes arid got Slrls had buttor, bread, cake (various
kinds) button holes, aprons, etc. The
ured the gap for rails were not all of
ono length and started to cut tho rail
Heard the Cumins Train.
They soon heard the far-away roar of
the wcbtbounu expte&s. n ..ua u.ainy
loaded, .or Parliament, then held at Mon
treal, had closed for tho holiday season.
Thinking the Job would not be done In
tlmo, and to avoid risk, McConnell sent
ono of tho men with a lantern up tho
track to the far side of a cut to flag the
flier. He charged him on no ucvount
whatever to open the lantern, but If It
grow dim because of the old oil not to
pick up the wick, but put tho lamp un
der his coat for a whllo, when It would
burn brighter again.
"Don't open it," cautioned McConnell,
'fnr It vnu An unit It blows out that
train Is ditched."
It was suddenly discovered that In tho
hurry the rail had been cut too long by
about two inches. By starlight tho men
started to "chew off that much. It was
slow work, for tho chisels broke. One
of the men said that he saw no sign of
the light that the flagman carried.
"1 guess he has put It under his coat,"
boys corn, by the ear, ten ears rtiVJ
bushel, potatoes, the buahol and slnalr
potato. Many farmers were prevented
from attending bv the rush ot farm work,
and have requested that future Institute
be held at a later dato than October,
etlher In November or December.
Thursday afternoon has been set apart
bv Mrs. Elizabeth A. Smith, librarian
of the public llbary, as dato for the story
hour. AH teachers of norioal, public
schools, ministers, lawyers, etc., of the
city have been requested to Use an
hour for tho different weeks.
Iawrenco Vernon Mossman was mar
ried to Miss Mary Owen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Owen, at home of the
bride's parents. Mtss Viola Klelnke was.
maid of honor, and Warren Mossman
croomsman. After the wedding feast
Mr. and Mrs. Mossman left for an ex
tended foreign trip.
HENRY T. OXNARD V'SITS
IN SCOTT'S BLUFF
SCOTT'S BIATFT Neb., Nov. 2. (Spe
cial.) Henry T. Oxnard, the sugar king
nf WeVirnKka- who has extensive land In-
said. McConnell, but as he spoka nn un- i if.rpBtR ln tllo gcott's Bluff country, has
easy chill not caused by the coid struck been ,n tha vney f0r several days, ar
the gang. The men fell to work again. ranKing for the improving of his farms,
but soon paused as tho flyer was coming. nn(J attending to other affairs. The talk
near. I concerning an independent factory at
"He should be able to see that light itrldceport was coupled with his visit.
now, and blow for brakes," said my i hut upon Inquiry It was found to have no
father, i connection. Mr. Oxnard says that the
As ho spoke the train tore through the' ( time is near when another factory will
cut. it was now less than half a mile ' bo built ln tho North Platte country, but
away and coming like a thunderbolt Ono does not Indicate that he will have any1- j
end of tho rail was in Its chair. In sheor .hlng to do with It or that ho has any .
des eratlon the strikers gave some full-1 Idea where It will bo located.
ous blows on tho chisel, wh le the resf The new garage of the Bowen InveSl
grabbed bars and ran back trying to ment comrany. the samo being 60x140 (
drive back the rails on their gaping Joints feet and facing on Main avenue, is com
and Klve room for the new rail to slip Plete, and McCain & Robblns havo charge
Into place ' of tne aut0 business. The front of the i
But It was no use; the rails wero frozen hulldln ft,e1 n with fine offices, I
fast to the ties. Dropping everything the oi wmcn is usea oy me ueuiscn wna
men sprang clear or the track. cuip.nit
their hands over their ears to shut out
the crash when tho express went down
How the Trick Warn Done.
A roar, a flash of Hslits and the flyer
went by. There "were the rear-end lights
facing away and the rumbling diminish
ing. The men looked to see McConnUl, u
steel-nerved S ot crying like a child. The
ra.l was In p.ace snug and tight How
did It get thero7 McConnell pulled him
self together and told- them.
As the train was n6i over 100 yards
away a desperate Idea seared his
horror-stricken brain. W;th a leap he
straddled the rail, picked up one end, laid
it on top of the next rail facing the trnin
and then sprang clear or the track with
hardly a second to spare. The truck
wheels struck it like a steam hammer
and drove It into place, where It held.
It turned out that the flagman, a stupid
sort of fellow, contrary to ciders, had
company, and the other for the garage
office. This Is the third fine garage In
COAL FAMINE IN SMALL
TOWNS DUE TO HOLDING CARS
SIDNEY. Neb.. Nov. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Charles W. Ware, general man'
ager of the Union Paclflo railroad, was
in SMnev today en route from Omaha
mnklng every town on the svstem In
vlcv of alleviating the coal, conditions.
Mr Warn attribute the searclty of coal
to the inabllltv to obtain cars. Increased
bv the fact that the local coal dealer?
i'so the cars for a length of time even
to fifteen days. Mr. Ware hns been
Veering thl"gs moving the last few
weeks and there will no scarcity of
OXFORD. Neb., Nov. 1 (Pneclal )-
opened his lantern to pick up the wick The doctor" of southwest Nebraska wound
and a puff of wind blew it out While "P n annus! session here yesterday by
fumbling for a match with benumbed fin
Splendid Brass Trimmed
When you consider that there is not another
home-furnishing institution in this entire country
that has done more to help young couples "just
starting" than Hartman's, it is only logical to
suppose that you are going to "Let Hartman
Feather Your Nest."
Since 1855 nearly three score years back Hartman's have
been furnishing homes. Many a couple, who to-day arc grand-
parents, can point with pride to furniture bought from Hartman's
over a half century ago.
Surely Hartman's terms of payment 'must be exceedingly r?cn-
erous the quality of furniture good, and prices low or this great
housefurnishing organization would not to-day own and operate 22
large retail stores and a great mail order institution.
i.ne smallest salary is laree enoup-h to secures a beautifullv furnished homo af. Hflrf.mat-i'o
ii i i . " . ...
rhe very small first payment down, the little required each month thereafter, and our liberal
rule, of not asking for payments while sick or out of work, is suroly a generous policy.
Every article is marked with a plain figure price tag one price to all.
Splendid Mission Set Offe
i mm .. s2mm
TvV i: 111 I'll HnBi IF II llfl l I 1
HANDSO NEW STYU3, THRBB-PIHr-B MISSION MDRAIIY SET tit a vory low prlco.
Mado of beat senBonorl Bolld oak, finished In Early English. In nowoat mission design. Throo
massive pieces arm chair, rockor and llbr, ry tahlo. Seats of rockor and arm chair are covered
with Imperial leather nrl havo full Bot of best, oil tempered stool nprlngs. Tablfi top moas
ureB 24x34 IncheB. Has two largo magazine or book rackn and strong lower m - v A
Bholf. A mlBBlon aot value you will novor bo tblo to duplloato olsowhoro at k f 7 fQ
so low a figure.
Specially prlcod for tMs particular wook'a soiling, only . ,
TERMS: $1.00 OAS II $1.00 MONTHLY
THIS HANDSOME METAL BED In mado with heavy
posts. Back and footboard arc boautlfully trimmed with
brass bars and brass knobs. Thoy can be ha ln all
popular colors and sizes. Tho dcBlgn Is vory attractive
and are made with heavy angle steel supports. Tho en
amel used on- those bods 1b the beat ob- gV v r
talnable and are specially prlcod for this jj' 65
TEKm's;' Vflo'oAsir.'TOc MONTHLY .
THIS BEAUTIFUL DRESSER IS MADE ,OP
SOLID OAK and comes ln tho American tjuar
tenmwed finish. Has two small drawers at
tho top and two largo onos bolow, with wood
pulls. Mirror Is or largo size, Frorich bevel
plate, sot In an artistic, houvy (1 m
rramo. An exceptionally flno M g
bargnln at '
TEHM8: 75o CASH, 75c MONTHLY
A SPLENDID SEVEN-PIECE DININO ItOOM SET, boautlfully mado In gonulno solid oak. Tablo has
largo 42-lnch ton and flttnd wlth'rinnv riinnltiir nlMnn TH r,,nUDi,. n,i.ini i .... .
- , ------ ------- " ' yuuuaidi in numiurmu ay lour
. heavy, carved claw foot. Chairs aro mado to match tablo. A wldo, Bolld back, genulno Imperial leather
seat with hoavy legs. You can practically furnls i your dining room for tho prlco ,r m
you would usually havo to pay Tor tho tablo alono, Tho Rolling prlco for com- 1 Q QR
ploto set during this special salo la . ; I
JkdSTMlMIH: 92.00 CASH, ,I2.00 MONTHLY
THIS HANDSOME . SOLID OAK BUFFET IS
made of carefully selecto 1 and thoroughly soa
soned oak, Is large. an 1 roomy, neat ami attrac
tive. Tho base Is fitted with two drawors' at
the top (ono lined), beneath Is a largo Hnon
compartment. The top Is fitted with a large
French beveled plato mirror. rt 1
prIceStUnU8Ual ValU Ut th $0 55
TERMS: 'i.'oo CASH, $lbb' MONTHLY
OUR' NEW MODEL SANITARY
BASH STEEL RANGE. A full
Izo. family rariKe, rrado In plain
colonial ydeslKii, with tt' large 16
lnch oveto and C eluht Inch hole
at the top. IlanKes elaborately
nickel trlmmod having a full
nickel oven door, nickel towel bar,
nickel oven shelf and HIBh closet
trlmminBR. Klro box Ih oxCeptlon
ally larse, with -cQC
duplox ifrate. A C J
trreat value for JIX f
this week at
Terms, $2.60 Cain, $2 Monthly,
Theao splondld out
fits aro attracting
hundrcdH of peoplo
and thoso who nee
thern do not honltatti
to buy because thy
realize tho exception
al values they uro
Is ready to furnish
tho home for liotiHo-kcoplns-.
Do not fall
to eo these Com
plete Hon.vj Outfits.
191.1 MODEL OEM RE
GENT BASE BURNER.
Mucnlf Icently trlmmod
with nickel, full nickel baso,
larKe nickel side wI.iks,
heavy nlokol swing1 top and
brass urn, lurt'o slzo fire
pot equipped with rlnt
Krate, double flue system of
hefttlnK. moat rr r ,
fuol saver. . . .
Terms: $2 Cash, IJ2 Mo.
IIANDSOMT3JLY DESIGNED Am E R I C A N
QUARTRR8AWED OAK CHINA CLOSET.
Finished golden or Early English. Has bent
onda and doublo strength glass. HandSonio
ly roundod pillars and hoavy Fronch Jwgs. Is
shnpely and gracoful In build, ft j. ktto
and ItB quality Insures long 1 fa0
TERMS: $l.f50 CASH, 91.50 MONTHLY
OUR UNIFOLD BED DAVENPORT, a regular
beauty, comes in'solld quarterBawed oak, hand
somely polished. One slnglo motion converts
tho Davenport Into a large full sized comfort
able bed, with an excellent bed spring. The up
holstering Is of guaranteed Imperial leather,
back -diamond tufted and front edge beautifully
ruffled. One of the best bar- t? f 4 f f
gains wo are offering at the 1 J Q
special sale price of f I 1
TERMS: S2.00 CASH, $3.00 MONTHLY
1414-16-18 Douglas Street
lMl'HUIAL MONARCH BRUSSELS RUG
Newest fall design and 9x12 ft. size. Thesa'
rugs aro known tho world ovor for tholr
great durability, thooxtra aoft surface and
their long wearing quality. Mado without
minu nullum mm specialty p
priced at this salo V f If QSi
for. . ,
TERMS: $1.00 CASH, $1.00 MONTHLY.
Injuring her so that sho dlrd yeterday
gers the train flew by and ho was too
bewildered to hurl his lamp Into the cab.
Long afterward he tried to describe h s
feelings in that dread moment, doing
back to the gang, he tried to say some
thing but McConnell motioned him to
They drove the chair Into place, spiked
a Wr banquet at tne uuriington hotel
last night. The attendance was not largo,
about thirty being present.
I tttlo Olrl Home.
YOTtK, Neb.. Nov. 2.-(3nclal.)-About
one wek ago the 4-yeaN Id diutrhter of
Mr, and Mrs. J. S. Land. t McCool, wa
petting her pony when another horso
ran up and kicked the child ln tho faco
YORK, Neb., Nov. 2. (Special.) Tho
funeral services of Miss Gertrude New
man wero held this afternoon. She died
at her home ln Springfield, Mo., where
she had resided the lost seven years,
Phe formerly ran a millinery store hero
before her removal to Missouri.
German Naval Officer Killed.
KIUU Germany, Nov. J. Lieutenant
Commander Jacobsen and Petty Officer
Puchs were killed and Lieutenant PI nke
seriously Injured today by tho explosion
of a sea mine during practice. Thrfy all
belonged to the cruiser Yorck.
FAMOUS EMERALD RING iOST
Gift of Japanese! Uniperor to General
Grant Lost in New York City
It has become known that six months
ago Mrs. Nellie Grant Bartorls, since
then. married to Prank II. Jones, a Chi
cago,, banker, lost In the Hotel ItenAls
sance ln New York a valuable emerald
ring which had been presented to General
V S. Grant by the late emperor of Japan
on the occasion of the former president's
visit to Japan and tho orient In July, 1879
Although since early in May private
detectives, hotel people, one of the city
department and tho New York agent
of Lloyds have been on tho hunt for the
treasure, not, the slightest traco of It
has been offered. ,
Mrs. Jones loBt tho ring through the
dialn pipe in tpo bath rpdm of her apart,
ment on the second floor of tbe "p
sance. So great was the historic merit
of the ring that It has i.txu nam .
possible to learn whether tho ring was
given by General U. S. Grant to his
daughter or whether tt had come to her
through General Frederick Dent Grant
who died hero last spring.
The ring was Insured with Lloyds foi
3,000. This has been paid. Officers ol
tho New York branch of Lloyds con
Irmod tonight the loss of the gem. The
stone was a very large Kablrshau cmer
one 10 piaco a vaiue upon' it. Jn tlie , uld, mounted on a gold band. On tl
Grant family It was considered a treas. , inside of tho hand was tho Inscription li
ure without price. Intrinsically It wus I Japanese.
understood to- he woittr r5.rco but with , In tho search for tho ring tho wast
tho associations attuchfd to It no oik pipe was torn out, traps were remove
can tell what price It would have broug.u manholes were explored and swept clea'
If put up for sale, it was Jm- hut nothing ot aluc was found. It it
tho general opinion that tho rinir found
its way Into the sower and was swept
Into tho river. As a last resort Lloydp
men took brass rings of similar sire and
weight as the lost one to experiment
with. They were dropped down the wasto
pipes and traced to various resting
places. In all. thirty-two of theso wer,
- if fo"-' T'" lvi th
cluo as to how the original had disap
peared. The cost of tho search Is said
to bo J,000.
Mrs. Jones Is now living m Chicago
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road fat
Legitimate "Ulg Uuslncss."