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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, OCTOHKIi :M, 1907.
SUM HKll I 1
General Attorney Bailey P- .Waggener Says
the Company Will Endeavor to Obey Or
ders Under Protest.
WILL LOT RUNNING SCHEDULE
Of Both Passenger and Freight Trains to a Very
Slow Pace Much Slower Than at Present
Obedience has been promised by the
Missouri Pacific railroad, under protest,
to the order of the Nebraska railway
commission placing a mamimum limit
to the speed of trains and prohibiting
the use of extra heavy freight engines
over the poorly constructed lines of the
Gould system in this state, until the
tracks are put into such shape that traf
fic over them will be safe, in the judg
ment of the commission.
In giving this promise, however, Gen
eral Attorney Bailey I. Waggener for
the Missouri Pacific indicates that the
road will put its own interpretation on
the order, which may not be satisfactory
to the commission. For the purpose of
clearing up this point, the commission
will reply to Waggener's letter insist
ing that compliance be given with the
substance of the order and that there be
no standing out on technicalities.
The railway commission directed that
no passenger train be run faster than
twenty-five miles per hour, no freight
faster than twenty and where a heavy
locomotive is used the speed shall not
exceed fifteen miles per hour. This is
meant to govern the time that trains
are actually in motion, and not to in
clude stops. It was the commission's
intention to forbid a greater speed than
twenty-five, twenty or fifteen miles an
hour on any part of a train's run, and
the Missouri Pacific wijl be expected to
make its new time card conform to that
rule, so says the Lincoln News.
On some stretches of track in Ne
braska passenger trains of the Missouri
Pacific have been running at a rate vary
ing from thirty to forty-five miles per
hour, although when stops, delays and
climbing grades are counted in the aver
age speed is considerably reduced. The
railway commission in its order took no
account of average speed, but fixed , the
limit for trains at the maximum which
its members thought would be consis
tent with the safety of the passengers
and cargoes hauled over any part of the
Following is the letter written by
General Attorney Waggener:
"Nebraska State Railway Commis
sion, Lincoln, Neb. Gentlemen: I beg
to advise you that the Missouri Pacific
Railway company will so arrange its
time tables for freight and passenger
trains on October 27, 1907, as to con
A Case of Smallpox at Uniou. '
There is one case of smallpox in this
village, the patient being the wife of ;
James Gruber, and she is at present !
under quarantine at the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Lynn, at the !
north side of town. Mrs. G ruber's first ;
illness appeared to be nothing serious, j
but last Saturday Dr. Barritt made an
examination and pronounced it a case ;
of smallpox, and at his suggestion an-'
other physician. Dr. Wilcox of Nehaw- ;
ka, was called, and he promptly con
firmed the diagnosis.
Dan Lynn tooK immediate action and
had strict quarantine established, and ;
in order to be on the safe side the school
board ordered the school closed for this ;
week to await developments. This one
case does not appear to be of a serious '
type, and with the precaution that has ;
been taken it is not at all likely that :
there will be any other cases of it here.
The Ledger desires to commend the 1
action of Dan Lynn and others who ,
promptly took steps to prevent the dis- j
ease spreading. Union Ledger.
Fos Sale A few thoroughbred Poland J
China hogs, weighing about 156 to 180 !
pounds. Pedigrees can be furdished if
desired. Call at myf arm east of Murray
or address D. A. Young, Plattsmouth,
R. F. D. No. 1.
form with your order, and will use no
engine on the track weighing to exceed
the limitation preset ibed by you.
"Compliance with the order is under
protest, as it affects interstate pass
engers, trains carrying United States
mails and freight trains engaged ex
clusively in interstate commerce, over
which it is believed your honorable
board has no supervision or control.
"The company has heretofore, in
good faith, endeavored to carry out
your recommendation relative to repair
of track. It has employed all the men
it could, at increased wages, and - has
purchased ties, regardless of price,
wherever they could be secured. The
company cannot perform the impossible.
It desires to, and will co-operate with
you as far as it is possible to do so, and
will in no instance question your juris
diction or authority, except as a means
"The business of the Missouri Pacific
in Nebraska, including state and inter
state traffic, has never shown an in
come in excess of operating expenses
and taxes, not including interstate on
its bonds. Under such circumstances,
we had hoped the commission would
make no drastic order.
"The order of reducing speed to
twenty-five miles per hour, and at
which it is found to be sasfe, is only
two miles less per hour than the pres
ent schedule time; and the limit fixed
on freight trains as 'safe' is even
a greater rate of speed than any freight
is now or for several years has been op
erated. The public notriety given to
the order of the board was not only
embarrasing to the company, but has
doubtless caused it loss of business, be
cause the people can hardly realize
that the only difference betwnen the
company and the commission is wheth
er it shall run its paesenger trains at
twenty-seven miles per hour or twenty
five miles per hour.
"However permit me to assure you
that it is the intention of the company
as quickly as it is possible to do so, to
put the track of the company and its
termanils in Nebraska in not only a
first clas condition, but in such a con
dition that every citizen of your great
state will be proud of it. Yours very
respectfully, B. P. WAGNER,
Making Good Headway On Paint Shops
The gang which is working on the
paint department at the Burlington
shops here are making good headway,
and the entire repairs, closing the
breach which was caused by the flood
of last summer will be entirely com
pleted in a short time. The question
has been raised as to whether the shops
would be again rebuilt, by those who
wished they would not, and some timid
ones who feared they would not. The
Burlington has had so much work on
hands and has had. much difficulty in
getting the help which they did, not
alone in repairing this building, but
also in getting out other work they
have to do. Not alone is it with them,
but all branches of building enterprises
are in the same condition.
Sues to Recover on Policy.
Mrs. Lena M. Lillie, who was con
victed of the murder of her husband,
Harvey Lillie, at David City, has brought
suit in the Lancaster county court to
recover on a policy for $3,000 on the
life of her husband, in the Modern
Woodmen of America. Mrs. Lillie, who
received a life sentence in the peniten
tiary following her conviction, was
pardoned by then Governor Mickey after
sh had served three years.
New Fixtures For Crabill.
As evidence of the industry, the con
servative spirit, the strict attention to
business, and the first-class workman
ship, the making good in all instances,
has won the present condition of the
business of John W. Crabill which the
new outfit shows, and which he installed
in his place of bnsiness yesterday, from
the starting which was in the building
now ocenpied by the cigar factory of
Bookmeyer & Co. a few years ago, when
he embarked with only a few tools and
no goods. Every year has marked an
epoch in his business. It has been on
account of his sterling business integ
rity, and his practice of always giving
full value for all moneys received.
At the time he began his business
career he had nothing in the shape of
goods, with the exception of what small
materials he had to make repairs with.
From that, the next year he moved to
the room now occupied by M. Fanger's
department store, where he was for a
season with Arthur Helps and W. L.
Street, here, he having accumulated a
little money, carried a small stock of
goods, which he added to, at the next
move, when he occupied the rooms the
next year where he has his store at
present. Here he has been for a num
ber of years, and has added from year
to year a larger stock and enjoyed a
larger trade, gradually, as his methods
of business has become known, and the
quality of his work has been its own
recommendation ; each piece of work
sent out speaking volumes in the way
of advertising for the one who did it.
At the time he began business there
were other jewelers here, and one look
ing around over the field would have
thought it was not the best of business
judgment to try to claim, and make
good the claim, to a fair portion of the
business coming to Plattsmouth. At
that time there were three stores en
gaged in the same line, two of which
have ceased to be, and when they were
ready to stop and go elsewhere, Mr.
Crabill proved himself amply able to
care for the increased business the
change brought him. During the time
when he was growing he had no more
money than was needed in the business,
and his furniture was picked up here
At the beginning of the increased
business, incident to the approaching
holidays, thi3 year, he thought he would
invest in some furniture which would
make his store the equal to any in the
state, and in the new furniture that he
installed yesterday he has a jewelry
store which is second to none as to
equipment of furniture, the class and
quality of goods which are carried.
Many merchants are concerned as to
the business which daily goes to the
mail order houses and which amounts to
millions of dollars in the course of a
year, but in this Mr. Crabill meets the
proposition by furnishing the goods at
the same prices these houses do, and
stands behind them with a guarantee
that the goods are what they are sold
for, while the eastern houses send what,
by a tactful weaving of a number of
words in the English language, leads
one to think something which they do
not exactly say. You buy from the
mail order concerns what you are led to
believe, by a skillful manipulation of
the wording, to mean one thing, while
in reality it does not say as much.
What Mr. Crabill tells you is straight,
and told in unmistakable terms at that,
and he is always ready to stand behind
what assertions he makes. We predict
for this house an increased trade and a
fully satisfied patronage.
Our Candidate for District Clerk.
Following an article taken from the
Journal in reference to C. E. Metzger,
democratic candidate for district clerk,
the Eagle Beacon has the following to
say: "The subject of the above article
from the Plattsmouth Journal called up
on us yesterday. This paper is non
partisan, and the man who impresses
us as being qualified for the office to
which he aspires will recive the support
which it is in our power to give him.
Mr. Metzger is a quiet unassuming
young man and numbers among his
supporters, many good republicans,
some of whom vote ordinarily nothing
but the straight ticket. He is of Ger
man parentage, speaks German fluently
and has all of the characteristics of his
race. His education has been thorough.
After leaving school he studied Jaw with
one of Plattsmouth's leading attorneys.
Personally we have nothing against his
opponent, but considering the fact that
he has been in office for thirteen years,
it is no more than right that Mr. Metz
ger, qualified as he is, should get the
support of every voter in Tipton precinct."-
Fresh Oyster Season.
The fresh oyster season has arrived,
and Perry's Restaurant is the proper
place to find them in any style you
Names of Those Selected for Judges
and Clerks at Various Voting
The following is a list of the judges
and clerks selected for the various vot
ing precincts for the election next Tues
day, November 5.
Tipton Precinct: Judges Thomas
Bahr, Fred ManhanandEd Carr. Clerks
R. E. Neitzel and Henry Snoke.
Greenwood: Judges John Erickson,
I. W. Toland and G. P. Foreman. Clerks
C. F. Bouck and E. M. Stone.
Salt Creek :-Judges-C. F. Hall, W.
E. Hand and Lyman H. James. Clerks
Clarence Mather and Frank Nichols.
Stove Creek: Judges M. W. Waltz,
E. H. Boyles and D. Saxton. Clerks -H.
Greeson and Adam A. Turk.
Elmwood: S. M. Cox, Clarence Pool
and Will Schewe. Clerks Geo. Cal
vert and H. B. McDonald.
South Bend: Fred Weaver, John
Campbell and W. B. Roberts. Clerks
H. P. Long and Jesse Kleiser.
Weeping Water: L. A. Hay, I. M.
Hunter and John W. Ruhge. Clerks
J. W. Ramsey and Deitrich Koester.
Center: John Shoeman, Ira Bos
worth and P. W. Tighe. Clerks -Walter
Jenkins and S. C. Keckler.
Louisville Jackson Barker, Geo. W.
Mayfield and Theodore Heim. Clerks
J. P. Wood and Pearl Emery.
Avoca: G. Buss, P. A. Held and
Wm. Heeming. Clerks Louis Mar
quardt and H. H. Rogers.
Eight Mile Grove: F. Hennings, J.
G. Halmes andG. M. Meisinger. Clerks
Chas. Goolach and W. H. Seybert.
Nehawka: Geo. W. Switzer, C. D.
St. John and J. M. Stone. Clerks J.
J. Pollard and A. L. Carper.
Liberty: John Bramblet, G. P. Bar
ton and Geo. N. LaRue. Clerks Wm.
Taylor and W. R. Cross.
West Rock Bluffs: Miles Standish,
Lloyd Gapen and H. L. Oldham. Clerks
W. C. Brown and C. S. Stone.
East Rock Bluffs :-S. L. Furlong.
Robert Good and Peter Campbell. Clerks
Arthur N. Sullivan and Albert
Plattsmouth: L. L. Wiles, John
Wehrbein and J. J. Meisinger. Clerks
A. A. Wetencamp and Julius Pitz.
Weeping Water, (first ward) J. L.
Badgeley, J. M. Carter and C. E. Cher
ry. Clerks I. Teegarden and R. D.
Weeping Water, (second ward) A.
W. Beach, P. S. Barnes and J. W. Fow
ler. Clerks--W. O. Ogden and H. D.
Weeping Water, (third ward) Geo.
Stoner, Geo. Hunt and Nick Halmas.
Clerks G. Emery and J. B. Hungate.
Plattsmouth, ( first, ward) C. C.
Despain, H. E. Weidman and J. P. Fal
tel. Clerks Chas. Guthman and James
Plattsmouth, (second ward) Wm.
Weber, Adam Kurtz and John Kopia.
Clerks Geo. Weidman and J. J. Swo
boda. Plattsmouth (third ward) John H.
Becker, G. W. Rhode and J. W. Book
meyer. Clerks F. B. Brown and Fred
Plattsmouth, (fourth ward) H. L.
Messersmith, John C. Petersen and A.
Tartsch. Clerks Geo. Luschinski and
Plattsmouth, (fifth ward) R. H.
Patton, Thomas Woodson and John
Sharpe. Clerks--Ira B. Green and
August Bach. '
Departs for Plainview.
Fred Weidman departed last evening
on the late Burlington train for Omaha,
where he will take a train for Plain
view, Pierce county, where he expects
to make his home for the present. He
will enter the employ of his brother-inlay,
Fred Ebinger, in the hardware
business. Fred has had a good deal of
experience in the hardware business
and will make a valuable man for Mr.
Ebinger. We wish them success in the
Try to Haul Too Much.
It would seem that the railroads are
taking a lazy man's load, in the way
which their manner of railroading brings
results. Last night they had three
trains broke into on the grade the other
side of the bridge. In every case the
drawheads were pulled out, and the
weight of the immense train made too
great a strain on each individual car,
and as a result the weaker parted.
Nos. 77, 81 and 79 all 'broke into, and it
took the train crews and switch crew
here all night to get them over the river.
Loom Ends of Heavy Domestic Flanne
5 cents per yard at Coates Dry Goods
Ce. Worth 12Jc elsewhere.
One Section of the County lias Two Members
to the Detriment of Another Section
CANDIDATES ZINK AND JORDON
The West Section of the County Needs a Rep
resentative on the Board, and Should
Have One, by All Means.
1'i-oiu the Lou I
Down at Plattsmouth some of the
newspaper boys are wondering why the
Weeping Water Republican falls heir to
all the fat jobs given out by the board
of county commissioners. The granting
of the tax list to that publication this
year was truly a surprise to the pub
lishers of the Republican and came to
them unsolicited. Two years ago it will
be remembered a Weeping Water paper
was given the printing of the scavenger
tax list, which cost the county seven
teen hundred dollars. In order to pacify
Turner Zink, then commissioner, the
Elmwood Lader-Echo got a rake-ofr of
$500 in cold cash of the tax-payers'
money for which it never turned a hand.
The newspapers of the county didn't
say much about it at the time, but they
have not forgotten it. And now when
the printing of the tax list is again
turned to the Weeping Water publica- j
tion, with nothing said as to the price i
to be charged it would seem that the j
commissioners are not treating the other j
papers of the coUnt with the least de- j
gree of fairness. It is perhaps true that
the average individual has a preference t
for homj and home institutions, and it i
is right that they should have, but be- j
cause two of the members of the board
live at or adjacent to the little town on j
the south is not good and just cause
why the tax-payers of Cass county
should pay seventeen hundred dollars :
for printing when the price was a cool
thousand dollars in excess of what the j
job was worth. I
Because the majority of the board '
live at or adjacent to the city of Weep- ,
ing Water is not good and just cause ,
for the commissioners handing a lemon '.
to the other newspapers and all the fat
jobs to the Weeping Water publishers, j
The Courier was not surprised in the ;
least to learn that the Weeping Water ;
board of county commissioners again !
gave the printing of the delinquent tax j
list to the Weeping Water newspaper;
it has watched with unseeming interest
the building of magnificent bridges on i
almost every section line crossing the j
little stream bearing that name. It has j
been mindful that while a bridge in the
center of Louisville was left out of re- !
pair and unsafe for even foot passage
for more than two years the Weeping j
Water commissioners were building I
morenew bridges across Weeping Water !
creek. It could not but notice that j
when a new bridge was put in over !
some stream near the home of the com- j
missioners that forthwith an 'emer-
gency would exist " and the "public!
good" would require the building of j
approaches thereto. Not so in other
parts of the county. j
Now the Courier, in all fairness, be-!
lieves that it is not the desire of the '
people of Cass county to have the coun- !
ty funds, whether bridge, road or general
used to excess in any one locality. Our I
newspaper ftnends over the way will j
point with horror to the Platte river j
bridge at this place, when in fact the j
records will show that the amount ex- j
pended on this great public thorough- i
fare which unites two counties is not a
W. E. Rosencrans.
W. E. Rosencrans who is now serving
his first term as county clerk and who
has made such an acceptable official
that the people all over the county
praise his good work. There has never
been in the county clerk's office a more
competent official and one that has won
the universal respect and confidence of
the people. He has administered the
office in an efficient and faithful man
ner, and his treatment to everyone with
the courtesy which is so characteristic
of his genial nature. Eagle Beacon.
For sale Five thoroughbred Poland
China male hogs. Extra fine stock.
C. E. Cook, Plattsmouth. .
drop in the bucket in comparison to
what has been expended for bridges
over Weeping Water creek. The Cour
ier has no desire to critic ise the board
of county commissioners for refusing to
repair the Platte river bridge. Self
preservation is the first law of nature.
A strong sentiment has been created
against this structure by petty news
papers. The commissioners know their
duty, but it would be suicidal for them
to attempt to give us fair play. We
have tried to get justice by offering
convincing argument. Promises have
been broken as freely and as often as
given, yet we are not discouraged.
Twice has the bridge been repaired and
as many times have; Louisville people?
went down into thoir pockets and dug
up half of the amount expended in such
repairs. This fact has not been men
tioned when the cost to the county has
been referred to. We have confidence,
however, that we will win out in the
end, but law suits costs money. It costs
Cass county money to try to defeat
But the bridge question is a small mat
ter, and yet a large one. Cass county is
one of the richest counties in the state.
We can afford good iron bridge.'? over
the Weeping Water and perhaps other
streams throughout the county, and '
perhaps the number of bridges elected
down there is not in excess of the needs
of the people in that particular locality,
but inasmuch as other parts of the
county pay their share of taxes its like
hogging things to give Weeping Water
the long end of the stick in everything.
The Courier believes that it was the
intention of the law in districting the
county into separate commissioner dis
tricts, to have the commissioners placed
over the county in su?h a manner as to
give every part of the county repre
sentation. It is not so at present. Com
missioner Switzer lives within a few
miles of the city of Weeping Water
and Commissioner Marshall resides in
Weeping Water proper. Their interests
are identical. This year Marshall goes
out and in order not to have the, chain
broken, our old friend Turner Zink, an
ex-commissioner and now a resident of
Weeping Water, has been nominated
on the republican ticket to fill the place
to be vacated by Commissioner Marshall.
The Courier has the warmest personal
regard for Mr. Zink, but it does not be
lieve it to be to the interest of the peo
ple outside of the south side to elect
two commissioners from any one local
ity. Mr. Zink was a member of the
county board, if our memory serves us
rightly, when the printing of the scav
enger tax list was given to the Weeping
Water newspaper at a price which lost
the county a vast sum of money. The
Courier has been silent, yes even negli
gent, and has not did its duty to the pub
lic in showing up things as they exist.
We believe it our duty, however, atthia
time to put the people on their guard
and warn them against again choosing
two members of the county board from
any one locality. Past experience should
be sufficient evidence.
He Can Hustle The Huskers
1 Earl Barnhart, living just south of the
J city, is "a goer" on husking corn, and
j were all like him, there would not be
j much .demand for the new machines
, which they have to husk corn with.
Mr. Barnhart, last week, while in not
very good corn husked in five days 494
bushels weich comes near the hundred
mark for the entire time. Had he been
trying to make a good record he proba
bly would have done better and have
gone over the amount.
Loom Ends of Cotton Blankets Less
At Coates Dry Goods Co.
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