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Automobile Club of America will
The Automobile Club of America h:is
given its hearty endorsement to the
proposed race from New York City to
the stadium of the Alaska-Yukon-I'a-citic
Exposition, in Seattle, and Tom
Moore, who has had the management
of many of the bigger automobile eveta
of America and Europe is now in
Seattle to discuss details and prelimi
nary arrangements with M. Robert
Guggenheim, who is offering $5,000 in
cash prizes and a handsome trophy,
and with the officers of the Automobile
club of Seattle.
In Europe the big meet has already
come to be known as the "Race across
America," and inquiries by cable are
coming in almost daily. More reports
that no less than 7o cars or both for
eign and American manufacture have
already been declared in and gives it as
his opinion that easily as many more
will be in at the start.
The Automobile Club of America will
at once set on foot two scout trips, one
starting from Chicago, the other from
New York, for the purpose of n arkin
out the route which is to be followed.
Sign posts will be set up and registry
"In Europe," said Mr. Moore, in dis
cussing the race, "the event is consid
ered ideal. Both foreign makers and
drivers are showing an enthusiastic in
terest and I look to see as many for
eign as domestic cars in the race. And
there will be as many cars in at the
finish as at the start, for every entry
must register in New York and again
in the exposition grounds at Seattle or
The start will be made between May
15 and June 1.
Court Knocks Out Rate.
KANSAS CfTY, March 9. -Missouri's
2-cent passenger and maximum
passenger and freight laws were nulli
fied by a decision handed down here to
day in the United States district court
by Judge Smith McPherson of Red
ak. Ia. As a result it is believed there
will be a quick return in Missouri to
3-cent fares, and Frank Hagerman,
attorneyjfor the IS companies involved
asserts today'3 decision sounds the
deathknell of the 2-cent rate in every
state in the union.
Judge McPherson held that both the
commodity and the passenger laws
were confiscatory and unconstitutional,
and Mr. Hagerman declared that it is
not conceivable tha't if the 2-cent "tatfe
is confiscatory in Missouri it can be
compensatory in other tt::tes.
Attorney General Major tonight
stated he would take steps immediately
Vo appeal the 2-cent passenger rate and
aximum freight rate cases to the
supreme court of the United States.
Pending this action he doe3 not believe
the railroads in Missouri will attempt
to return to the 3-cent fare.
"The state ha3 ample facilities to
meet the situation," said the attorney
general, "first by showing changed
conditions or producing evidence that
the roads would make a reasonable
profit under such rates. In this event
the court granting the injunction upon
application can dissolve the same be
cause the decree itself reserves that
power of jurisdiction in the court.
Attention, Commercial Club.
The treasurer wishes to say to all
members of the club, in accordance
with the plan for the payment of
monthly dues, every one who is a mem
ber, or who desires to become a mem
ber, should see the treasurer, Mr. Ray
Patterson, at the bank, and pay the
amount of 50 cents per month. The or
ganization was affected December 2!Uh,
HW. and it is urgent that the dues be
kept up to date, or better than that,
paid a few months in advance. Unless
the membership will attend to this mat
ter promptly, the club will be compelled
to g to the extra expense of a collec
tor to visit them. Please take notice,
and let the treasurer make a "paid in
full" report at the meeting next week.
The W. C. T. U. meets at Masonic
Home Friday, March 19. Everybody
invited. Good program. Skcketary.
We have on display a crate of the
handsomest Japanese China you ever saw.
Imported Goods, and at astonishingly
low prices. When you are down town
drop in and look.
Bargains In Real Estate.
A well improved 5 acres. Tract of
11 acres, US acres, 15 acres, 4 acres, 10
acres, and other choice lands adjoining
riuttsmouth. Cottages in Townsend's,
Duke's, Your.g & Hay's, Wise's, Thon.p
son's,Clark's,Stadelman,South Park and
Orchard Hill additions, also in the old
Townsite, many of them at :t great
bargain. Over 50 opportunities of this
kind on our books. We also have im
proved farms of all kinds and sizes, in
counties in Nebraska, Kansas, Okla
homa, Texas, South Dakota, North
Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado. Over J
400 in all. Describe what you want, j
and in what locality. Over 100,000
acres of unimproved land for sale as an
investment. See us before purchasing.
Windham Isvkstment Co., j
j John Brown was shelling corn Satur
I rv - A 11 ' A II n 1
osiar mien aim ma aiciTury nave
gone to Missouri on business.
William Murfin purchased a fine
young cow recently from Oscar Allen.
Some of the young people of Wabash
; attended the home talent play Thurs
j day evening.
j A. W. Barrett took the flyer for Lin
! coin Saturday, where he will remain
Mrs. Richardson, a sister of Mrs.
Clark from near Council Bluffs, la., is
here on a visit.
Mr. Wilson passed through town Fri
day morning with his engine enroute
for William Bourke's to grind feed.
Charles Ward took a drive out to
Isaac Wiles' place Saturday, bringing
back with him a fine driving horse.
Roy Stanley has an express wagon
and a horse (which watches one side of
the road) and does his own freighting
Warren Richards came to town Sat
urday evening with his electric lighted
touring automobile and gave several of
I the town people a very pleasant ride.
Dr. Munger was called to Wabash
I Saturday morning by Mrs. Celia Allis
j on account of the illness of the little
j girl who is staying with her this win
Clarence Pool attended a stock Fale
in Omaha this week and purchased a
couple of thoroughbred Polled Anges
cows. They arrived in Wabash Friday.
They are surely fine for the kind.
I uy ins decision in tne case oi me
! United States against the standard Oil
I Company, directing a verdict in favor
' of the defendant, Judge Anderson of
Chicago has astonished the people of
the whole country. This is the case in
which Judge Laudis assesed a fine of
$21),240,U0O against the Standard Oil
Company. In his decision Judge An
The defendant is charged here by in
dictment. This is a criminal offense.
The defendant was presumed to be in
nocent until proved to be guilty beyond
all reasonable doubt, and before thin
jury would be justified in returning a
verdict upon a single one of these
counts it would have to be satisfied be-
I yond all reasonable doubt to such a de-
gree of certainty as to overcome this
I presumption of innocence, which sur
rounds this defendant. It would have
to be satisfied bejond all reisonable
doubt that there was a definitely fixed
lS-cent rate. The Court of Appeals has
said upon this same evidence, after
having considerd it in all its relations,
after the evidence which was given,
that it can not say that these two
papers (referring to the railroad tariff
sheet and the Illinois classification)
really fix any 18-cent rate.
Therefore, if it is a matter about
which reasonable men may differ or
trained judges may disagree, if the
Court of Appeal's says, after reviewing
I these papers and consulting together,
j that they can not tell what it is, then
, of course the evidence is not sufficient
! to warrant you in finding that these
i papers establish that the rate beyond a
! reasonable doubt.
the Public I
w wrv h inn I i
When shun the reports of Judge
Anderson's decision. Judge Grosscup,
who wrot'3 the opinion reversing Judge
The question of whether or not the
government had proven that the rate
of IS cents on oil between the points
legally published rate or not, was not
raised by the appellants, and we were
not called upn to decide it. Our only
aim in embodying that matter in our
decision was to point out certain de
fects in the record so that the govern
ment mij:ht have a chance to establish
a clear record in the second trial.
Judge Anderson's order was based
upon his opinion that the government
had failed to prove that the Oil trust
had guilty knowledge of the rebates it
received from the railroad company.
The piosecution showed that the rail
reads had a publis-hed rate of 18 cents
on oil, but that a 6 cent rate had been
granted to the Oil trust. The court
held that there should be proof that
the expert traffic Managers of the Oil
trust knew that the 6 cent rate was
not the regular, officially published
schedule. As it is the business of these
traffic experts to know all about rates,
legal and of the rebate brand, the lay
man will be disposed to agree , with
Judge Laudis that the Od trust officials
must have knoxn of the discrepancy
and mast have known what the rebates
they received were framed to cover.
However, the decision leaves that
question still to be determined by the
higher c urt 4. The Anderson finding
will serve to delay, by no means defeats
the final determination of the merits
of the entire cotroversy.
Just what course will be pursued by
the government in the matter has not
I Commercial Club.
I The regular meeting of the club will
be held Tuesday evening, March Kith,
at & o'clock, at Coates' hall.
NEW GTATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
W:;yne College Otters to Sell Out for
Tl.e Nebraska norms! college of
Wayne of, rs to roll to the ttate Lu'.ld
Iii.ks and :'o;x rty valued at $150,000
for ir e a : tr-.te norma! sihool for a
jt,nsl(Jev:.!kri of $100,000 In hand
laid. T!ie rrrrorltlon wil be presented
to tY.o co:.i!:i5? legislature. In the yast
when plans for a rew s ate normal
school Lave lien Ixfore the k-glKla-'rro
ir.r.ny cf ll:e tvoiost hearted
r.i'ir.!;ers if thr.t ic.dy U;ok to Hie
wcoiis. In ihe present session Sena
tor To;n M?crs, the founder of the
Tern Mate ntrna! and friends of the
Kesincy Fiatt i.crrrnl are exncc'ed to
stand the Lmiil of the flpht. Mr.
Mr.ors wants an appropriation for i
ne.v l:;rJji.'i: at the Pern normal rnd
fr'f:i:!s cf tli? Kearney rchool also
want i : o i- building. The Kearney
n.cn 'v!!l show thf.t Hoverner She I
(ion ci;f. tiu-ir i:::t:U:tIon out of rn an
pre;;! In Irni wo yi at s n",o, ly Ills wto
i::v.'r ui:.i t'.ut t'.iey n?"d and ie
ir::;:' r. r.cv Vilid'r.s :irv. Tiio fi!.:ds
of the Ptnt ;.( in:l will presort znod
iit'd Miliiclcnt rra.-xns wl-y a new
bailo;:;? fv.Ginu he built at that state
ii'st'tiitior. C:i the etl.er side the
:k l ;'ie:i:-t:r:'. r.Eit cf lie- state will try
to ccr.vlnte 'hr legislature that It is
gnnMv In need cf a ?tae normal
i;c!.o 1, c:io r.ct conducted for private
Aliisr.ce Wznts Eettcr Ccal Rate.
The Commercial club t;r Alliance
has appealed to the Interstate Com
n eree commission to compel the Bur
linjitt n railroad to cease discrimin
ating asniiiFt that c'y In ."ie matter
(if c:.:il r:'.:cs from Sheridan, Wyo, In
Its !r::cw!nir the Commercial club sets
up that th" rale from Sheridan to Al
l atuo, Ji33 miles, on lun-p coal Is $3
ton and other coal $2.r0 ; from
E her! dm to Padwood. miles, on
rate Is $2.25 on lump and $2 on
ct :cr mil. from Slmrld in to Omaha,
710 i:;!1:f, en lnrirr the rate Is $3 and
on cither ccal ?2.o0.
Trouble Over Treasurer's Bond.
The fiht between bonding com
panies' for the privilege of signing
State Treasurer L. (I. drain's ene
million dollar official loud may be
come so fierce that the treasurer will
be obliged to make a canvass apiong
his friends for a personal bond. The
latter course will take some time and
trouble, but it will Bave the state a
premium of $3,000 which Is paid every
two years for a guaranty company
Saved His Life and Hit Rupees.
During the preat flood at Hydera
bad, India, a native banker, overtaken
by the sudden rush of water, made his
way onto u mound, where lie was
quickly Isolated. The water rose and
the bankcr'B legs were covered to his
"Fifty rupees, fifty rupees," he
shouted, "to anyone who will save
me!" When the water reached his
shoulders he was shout Inu: "One
thousand rupees! " When enveloped
to his neck, with d"ath starlit? him In
the face, he yelled: "Help. help. All
that I have will I give to anyone to
Shortly after the water began to re
crcle. When once more he was cov
ered only to bis knees an offr of res
cue came; but the banker, plucking up
I. la (ounu'o, cried; "Keep off, keep
eff! I will not ulve a lllpeei" and siic
cu d 'd In making bis est ape free of
Love tad-. Other So.
C"M -ilav you S'ei'H ;iy new photo-
grnt.hs. d'-ar? I'very one says they
look exactly like me.
Hi r.! What a shame! Can't you
! ; i Ct r flttl'i.'?
To introduce our Inrge VMV) Spring line
of beautiful dress goods and wai-tings.
Latest up-to-date New York City vi
terns. Handsomest line of" materials
ever seen. Quick sales, large profits.
Can make $20 or more weekly. Samples
and full instructions packed ia neat
sample cao shipped express prepaid.
No money required. Exclusive terri
tory. Our prices are low. Write for
particulars. Be first to apply Standard
Dress Gods Co., Dept. , Binghant
ton, N. Y. S3
I Lgal Notice.
j In tht County Court of Ca county, NYnrm'ka.
In the matter of the rstatauf John W. Clark.
; To Thomas K. Clark and all ih-ihiwh interested in
I the eittate uf John W. Clark, deceased:
I Youarvherehv notilied that on the Hth day of
i March A. I). li'!i, Anna K. Clark If M a retition
i in above entitled cause in the County Court of
; Caaa county. Nebraska, asking- for an order and
jdecneof the County Court removing and dis-
charnintr Thomas K. Clark as eputor of the
estate of John W. Clark, deceased, and for the
I apiKiinimcnt of Anna K. Clark to act aa executrix
with will anneveil of said estate to complete the
I udministiution thereof. You are further notified
that there will be a hearing on said petition and
I the alltirutions therein containwl. which alleire
j the removal of said esecutor from the state of
! Nebraska, m il failure to niiike any teport of his
i acts bs audi executor to the County Court, on the
j 30th day of Marrli A. 1. a Ml o'clock A. M.
f said day, and if no objections to said petition
. are tiled within thai lime, the prayer, of said
petition wilt be irraiitid, faid ev.ecuior removed
, and mill Anna K. Clark appointed in his steud. f
' all of whi' h you will take due notice, tinted this
Sth day or March A. I). l!i'..
At.I.KN J. HrrsiiN.
Sl-ii County Juilne.
Notice of Final Hearing.
State of Nebraska, i . r, ., , .
County of Cass. I s" ln Cou"'y luurt
To all persons interested in the estate of Klizals-th
You will take notice that ui on this the 2iith day
of February. lVW. there was pled herein the final
report ami petition for final settlement of K. 1.,
Carson, the administrator c. t. a. of the estate of
Klizabeth I'hvih. deceased, therein prayintt for
approval of the administration uf said estate as
therein retHirtcd, and for the entry of proper
order and decree resiectinK descent and distribu
tion of the proi uriy of said estate in Cass County,
A hearing will be had upon said petition and re
port in this Court at l'lattsmouth. Nebraska, upon
lh'.-.!nil iluv of Mureh. PMSI nt o'clock A m.. at
which time all persons interested may aptear and
show cause if any there be why the said resirt
should 10 be approved und the prayer of said
petition ki anted. Uy the Court.
Ali.kn J. Hkfron. i
79-6 Si:a. County JudKe. I
Notice to Creditors. t
IXy 'n County Court,
In the matter of the estate of hliia S. .Shepherd, i
Notice is hereby given that the creditora of haid ;
deceased w ill meet the Administrator of said i
eatatn. hefoie me, County JudKe of Cass County,
Nebraska., at the County Court room in t'latts- :
mouth, in said County, on the Kith day of April,
1SOS. and on the 12th day uf October, num. at 10 j
o'clock A. M., each day, for the purHise of pre- j
aentinx their claims for examination, adjustment
and allowance. j
Six months are allowed for the creditora of raid I
deceased to present their claims, and one year for I
the Administrator to settle said estate, from the i
10th day of April, lSil'.l. !
Witness my hand and seal of said County Court.
at l'lattsmouth, Nebraska, this Sth day of !
March. lHOil. !
Kamhky & Ham::ky. Ai.i.kn J. rinrxoN.
Attorney. County Judire.
SBAI.1 ) Kl-8
The citizen's party of the city
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I Coafes H
Of the News-IIeraM and Nebraska Fanner.
Standing of the Contestants:
J. K. Noyes, Louisville 25,200
Harriette Adams, Flattsmouth IS, 000
E. II. Miller. Murdock 12.400
Stewart B. Rough, Nehawka 9,200
Zetta Brown, Murray 9,200
lone Kiaer, Mynard 3,000
Toarl Woodard, Elmwood 2,400
L. E. Ilickey, Gretna 1,600
C. II. Sheldon, Nattsmouth 1,200
Pauline Burris, Plattsmotth 1,200
!; Geo, E. Dovky, President.
F. E. Sciilater, Vice Pres.
rinrT III ATIAM HI D A Mlf
Transacts a General Banking Business
and Repectfully Solicits a Share
of Your Patronage.
will noia a convenuuu uu
8 O'CLOCK P.
for the purpose of nominating a
full city ticket for the coming'
municipal election. All good citi
zen's who believe in a betterfinan
cial and cleaner city administra
tion, are invited to become mem
bers ot the citizen's party and all
who are willing to support such a
a ticket independently of former
party affiliations are invited to
attend the convention.
II. N. Dovey, Cashier
C. G. Fricke, Ass't Cash.
On Time Deposits.
of Plattsmouth j
iar& 18, J
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