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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1021. " '
Nebraska News Notes Drives New Car One Day SHELTON Father Monohan, a Catholic priest of Gothenburg, nar rowly escaped death recently when the automobile in which he was riding wan wrecked by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at the stockyards crossing, a half mile east of Shelton. The engine in his car stopped running just an tho front wheels passed over one of the rails on the east bound track- He jumped out and attempted to flag the oncoming train which was then close upon him. The engineer brought his train to a stop but not un til it had wrecked the automobile. Father Monohan was formerly in charge of the Catholic church at Wood Jliver and the new coupe he was driv ing was presented to him on the same lay of the accident by members of the Wood River an1 Gothenburg churches. The accident happened shortly after dark and a number of men who hap pened to be at the stock yards helped move the wreckage from the tracks. Wholesale Corn Burning. O'NEILL The O Neiil electric light and power company owned by the San ford Produce company of Sioux City Saturday began burning corn for fuel under its immense boilers. The plant is the largest steam electric west of Norfolk to the Black Hills. It furnishes light and- power for the city and heats the principal business build ings. Corn costs seven dollars a ton at the boiler rooms. The freight and delivery charges on coal to the boiler rooms is 16.52 and coal costs on an average slightly over nine dollars a ton laid down at the boiler rooms. Tests with corn as fuel Wednesday showed its superior heating quality The company will use about six tons of corn a day. UnuseoTweirEiplodca DAVID CITY H. Struebing, who lives near here had an experience with Ms well that is somewhat peculiar. He did not use the well and last winter toarded it up tight and left it until this week. Thinking he would use it ' again, he took the board. off the top and dropped a lighted match in the well which caused an explosion. It May be that a vein of natural gas has teeped through into tho well which ' caused it to explode when the match vvas thrown into it. give worthless checks will be adopted, for the protection of merchants and at the name time exposing the persons giving the bad checks. A Fire Bug at Fremont. FREMONT Fremont is harboring a fi re bug who has committed over $150,000 damage in this city during the past ten months, in the opinion of County Attorney Cook, State Fire Marshal C. K. Mamora ana uepuiy Marshal Harry Hauser. who met here for an investigation of recent destructive fires. The officials are con fident that the Fremont Mate Dan Hr thm Mnvun Tea Co. of last serine an. I ma nr two others are the results of incendiary work. Thev decided that the recent blaze wnicn Drougm a $100,000 loss in the Wroe variety store fire, and the Finch cafeteria fire which occurred last April, resulted from natural fources. An investigation is Iwtincr carried on nuietlv and although no suspects are Under observation, the officials hope lo onng me nre maniac to justice. Burlington Flans Tension System, t tvrni.N The Burlimrton railroad will introduce the pension system next January 1. mat announcement nas been made in a bulletin issued from the office of President Hale Holden, it was stated. DetaUs of the plan are not given, but will be fully explained in circulars to be issued later. The pension plan will do away with the o-ratuitv svstem. used by the Burling ton for a number of years. Tubercular Hospital Attacked. GRAND ISLAND Vigorous pro test was voiced by the state executive committee of the Disabled Veterans of the World War at ita meeting here against the recent announcement in the columns of the state papers by the commander of the Omaha chapter of the organization, with reference to New State Seal Assured LINCOLN Fate of the old state tea I has been sealed. Following a meeting of a commit tee appointed to receive and pass on a new state seal, George Williams of Fairmont, chairman, announced that it Lad adorned state documents since another seal to supplant the one whict had adorned state documents sinece territorial days. -' Opponents of the proposed change chiefly G. A. R. men, carried one point, as Williams stated that the words "Equality Before the Law." ap pearing on the old seal, would be on the new. The design of the new seal was rot disclosed Williams btating that a picture and a description of the com mittee's adoption woultl be given out in due time. The old seal is out of date, say its assailants. It pictures a blacksmith, a steamboat and a railroad train ol ancient design. They suggest that the new seal should show an airplane, a garage and an auto truck. "Why not put a jazz orchestra and a couple of bootleggers, too?" is the ironic inquiry of the opponents of the new seal plan. Pioneers of the state and many others declare that the seal should be left as it is, an eternal re minder of the humbleness from which a great state has been built. Mexicans Hold Up Train Crew SCOTTSBLUFF According to re ports coming from Henry, Morrill and Mitchell, a trio of Mexican.! armed to the teeth, held up a freight crew at Henry, Wyo., Friday and took what little money they had on their person, and as the crime was committed in Wyoming, the sheriff at Torrington was notified and in company with county attorney Erie Reed immediate ly left lor the scene of the holdup. .iccrding to the story the sher- .net a truck deliver, whom the three li.en had attempted to hold up, but who escaped by putting his foot on the Kas. The truck driver consented to haul the tdieriff's car in as he had run out of water and his radiator became to hot that the car would not run. They proceeded but a short distance when they came to an irrigation ditch, from which they proceeded to fill the radiator, and while thus engaged, the three Mexicans who were hiding came from cover, and one of them drew his revolver, upon the sheriff, who also drew his gun. But the other two Mexi cans also drew their guns and the three of them succeeded in standing the sheriff off until they succeeded in making their getaway. They later appeared at Morrill where they were rocognized as the men who were wanted by the Wyom ing sheriff, the marshal at that place secured help with the intention of run ning them in, but in some way the bandits got wind of the movement and left town firing a few shots as a fare well to the officials at that place. To Stop No-Fund Checks BRIDGEPORT The business men of Bridgeport decided that some plan should be started to stop the issuance cf bad checks, as there are several hundred dollars in these checks passed each week. A bulletin will be issued to mer chants each week, showing the names attached to checks which are returned for want of sufficient funds and those which are returned because of no funds. The habit of check giving inpay ment of goods has become quite gen eral, and mor-t merchants take checks without question, but the fact that many are worthless is causing consid rabie trouble for all who give checks nr.d th:r pl-.a ol publishing those who creating an ex-service men'a political party. I The conditions in the state tuber cular hospital at Kearney, in which the state is paying for treatment for a number of disabled veterans, was severely condemned in a resolution protesting against the further treat ment of ex-service men in the hospital and calling special attention to the food served to patients. It was resolv ed that the problem be taken up at once by the state executive committee I and that national headquarters be nowneu. F. D. Knapp, Samuel C Thornton, W. H. Owen and Bert Lord all filed sworn statements with the committee declaring that on Saturday, November 19, the principal dish served for sup per to the patients was "a conglomera tion of fowl unfit to be served in this, or any other hospital." I, E. Folk, commander of Midway chapter No. 3, Disabled American Vet erans, introduced a resolution setting forth that the food is inadequate and calling for investigation by the na tional officers. It was declared that for 230 tubercular patients in this hos pital, there was only one physician and an assistant, who were unable to make the rounds adequately. It was also stated that the food was not sufficiently substantial. On November 19. it was alleged, a small dish of loganberries, a dish of a mixture of spaghetti, cheese and stale meat, a bit of dry bread with butter and tea, comprised the supper bill of fare. Dr. Rose, investigator, has made an analysis of the food, it is stated, and said that while there were no injur ious elements in it, it is unfit from the nutritive standpoint. In the problem of clothing, it is alleged that the state likewise does not sufficiently provide for the disabled veterans. In one case, one man furnished a patient with pajamas and later on the clothes in which he was buried, the men declare. - 3 3 MAKE YOUR CHILDREN HAPPY THIS CHRISTMAS WITH VO.LL AND BOOKS They contain only happy, wholesome thoughts, cheer- $ iest inspirations and most artistic full color illustrations.' The Volland ideal is that books for children must not I cause fright, suggest fear, glorify mischief, extenuate malice or condone cruelty. That is why Volland books are 1 "good for children." , Mann Music & Art Co. 109 West Third Street. Phone 124 Teach Your Child To SAVE Don't allow the children to grow wasteful and extravagant. Teach-them the many ad vantages of thrift in their young and tender years. It will grow to be the best habit they have when life's responsibilities come. Thrift will teach them the value of every penny; the wonderful growing power of money. It will teach your child self-reliance, and bring him self-respect. Start an account today for that youngster of yours. That small start may be the rung in the ladder of suc cess in your boy's business life. It will bring your daugh ter an understanding of money values that will make her an economical housewife some day; a blessing and help to her husband and family. We pay 5 Interest on Savings Deposits to help them grow. First National Bank Alliance, Nebraska ft la contended by Commander Folk that this care is not sufficient in con sideration of the $250 a day which the state allows for care of the men. In one instance, it is alleged, a patient found vermin in the oatmeal served for breakfast and when he called the attention of Dr. Sidwell to it he was notified to get out and was expelled from the hospital. Infant's Body Found in Field. LOUISVILLE While Henry Gaebel a farmer living about three miles south of Louisville was cutting down some small trees on the main road a short distance from his house, he noticed a small box setting beside one of the trees. It was tied up in a news paper with heavy cord. Upon opening the box he found that it contained a tiny infant. He immediately called Sheriff Quinton who with County At torney A. G. Cole came out to investi gate. It was found that the infant was wrapped in cotton and a news paper, the Omaha Ree dated Saturday Sept. 10, 1921. There was no clue anywhere to show who had deposited the babe there. It had been there in the box for at least two months and was quite badly decomposed. The body was taken to Plattsmouth for burial. Big Profit From Small Vineyard. WYMORE From a three-quarter acre vineyard, Lake Bridenthal, a breeder of Durocs and Percherons but also a vineyard enthusiast, realized a sum of $360, representing ninety bushels of grapes at $4 per bu-shel. The average yield per vine was eight pounds which Mr. Bridenthal consid ers exceptional when it is considered that the first fruiting shoots were frozen back last spring. Six years ago ; 4ru plants were set out, mostly of the Concord variety. He attributes his success to good care and the proper type of pruning. Burlington Places Order for New Passenger Cars In anticipation of. and preparatory to the movement of the tremendous vacation, convention and regular traf fic which will move next year, the Burlington route is placing contracts lor li l passenger cars. Inducted in the order are 12 dining cars, 3 chair cars, 64 coaches, 12 bag gage, 22 mail and 22 miscellaneous cars. All of these cars will be of mas sive steel construction and embody all of the latest approved devices and comforts known to the modern car builder. Placed end to end, this equip ment would make a train almost a mile and one-half long. Herald Want Ads Results. EXTRA PANTS FEE III J With All Made-to-Ordcr Suits $28.75 $35 $39.75 This Offer Open Until December 26 Don't Miss This Immense v , Christmas Sale Get an elegant suit tailored to your order, guar anteed to fit and please you in every respect at a remarkably low price and get an extra pair of pants free. MODEL Cleaners & Tailors Phone 18 203 Box Butte Avenue a. j II I u ll ll 11 I II L II Are you going to stay home all winter, or will you seek the comforts and benefits which the delightful, semi tropical climate of the South affords? Geographically, the South is not as far away as it seems, but climatically (in winter) it is about as far away as it could be and in the right direction, too for balmy breezes, sunny skies, moonlit bays, tropical flowers and foliage are the order of the day in the winter time in the Southland. And, those who pack their grips and bid farewell to the North at this time, reap rich rewards and return with a full realization of the real value of a winter's vacation in that romantic, historic and beautiful land south of the Mason & Dixon line. Instead of saying to yourself "I wish I were in Dixie," why don't you go South this winter? The cost is low perhaps not as much as you thought it would be, when the price of things generally is considered, and you de duct the cost of staying at home. Tickets covering tours to Florida, the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, Texas and Cuba are now on sale. You can go one way and return another; there is splen did train service via Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago; liberal stop-over privileges, final return limit May 31, 1922. When you're ready, I'll gladly help you piun yuur trip uuu iuukc s v yur reservations. 7 L ORMSBY, .. Ticket Agent B55 Mi!