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Says Railway Problem Most Be
Solved on Other Basis.
KENACE TO WESTERN COUNTRY
Commissioner Warm Railroads They
Will Hav to Deviie Some Other
Way to Meet Constantly Increasing
Cost of Operation Raise of Raten
Would Never End.
Chicago, S'lt. 23. Railroads must
adjust their economical rilflkultlefi by
tome other means than by asking
Shippers to contribute the funds there
tor, in the opinion of Interstate Com
merce CominlHHloner Franklin K.
Lane, as expressed during the hearing
Railroad officers and nttorneyH
Bought to learn If the commissioner
Implied there must be readjustment of
the method of financing big carrier
systems, but Mr. Lane ignored the ef
forts and continued to ask the wit
ness to whom he had directed his
startling remarks pointed questions on
the amount and disposition of earn
ings of the railroad In question, the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Pnul.
The witness whose testimony evoked
this display of the commissioner's
Judgment of the merits of the rail
road's present plea for higher rates
was William M. Ellis, commerce coun
sel for the St. Paul. Ellis had testified
that his company was suffering from
too much business, that the Increase
bad meant on Increase In the unit of
coat which grew faster than the unit
of Income, thereby threatening the
yearly surplus of earnings above pay
ment of dividends and cost of opera
tion and maintenance.
Commissioner Lane said:
"As the country develops there will
be more and more freight delivered to
you and as conditions are now the
rates constantly must be Increased, ac
cording to railroad officials. I regard
It as a menace to the country if the
rates constantly are to be Increased.
We must work out this problem on
lines other than by the proposed meth
ods of raising the tariffs. If not, there
Is no time when we can say the maxi
mum has been reached."
This unexpected development In the
rate hearing enme as a result of the
Inquiry Into the St. Paul's profits,
particularly from the public lands ac
quired In recent years. Mr. Kills de
nied the commissioner's suggestion
that the road's optimism when It built
the transcontinental extension hnd
turned to pessimism now.
"If It had not been for that road,"
he said, "we would have had nothing
from operation to add to our surplus
last year. That extension added about
12.500,000 to the surplus, In addition
to the $2.B89,r.73 from other sources.
Our total surplus Is about $.10,000,000."
He then told the commissioners that
expense cost was overtaking earn
ings, and would continue as long ns
more traffic was handled, as must be
In answer to questions put to him
Mr. Ellis said that If the gross Income
next year went to $79,000,000 from
this year's figures of $(14,000,000, the
percentage of profit would be Icrs.
To you mean to sav the cost of do
ing the additional $15,000,000 In busi
ness would be equal to that sum?" was
"I mean percentaim of profit
would r.ot b ft reit " an'il Mr. Ellis.
RATE COFERcNCt .NTCPEKA
Bovernor StuL'os Charges Railroads
Favor F.lg Cities Irt Rate Making.
Topekn, Kan., Kept. 23. Governor
W. R. Stubbs of Kansas outlined the
purposes of the Inters tato rate confer
ence In a sensational speeih at the
Opening session here.
Tho governor declared that the rail
roads of the country have combined to
advance freight rates on a scale never
before known. Ho said In part:
"This conference was called to (lis
Suss ways and menus to protect the
Interests of the producer, consumer,
ihlpper and the public generally In
the middle west from the advance In
freight rntes Involved In the most lm
poitant case that has ever been heard
by the Interstate commerce commla
lion. The principal railroad system
tf the United States have combined
for tho purpose of advancing freight
rates on a scale never before known
In the history or this country. In the
lose now pending the Interstate com
merce commission Is not considering
the question of the Inherent unreason
tblencsH of any specific rates, but I
passing on the general proposition as
to whether the railroads of the coun
try ore entitled under present condi
tions to a general advance In rates,
ff they should so decide and approve
the rates now held In suspension, then
their decision will serve as a prece
dent, not only to prevent any reduc
tion In rates In the future, but to be
nsed as a basis for future advances
tf thousands of other rates.
"The general policy of rnllroads
throughout the United States to favor
large renters and build up great cities
t th expense of the rural communi
ties Is little less than a crime against
SEVEN KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Storm Works Kavoc to Life and Prop
erty in Colorado.
Colo.-a lo Springs, Colo., St pt. 23.
Lightning killed coven persons during a
Ktorm in the vicinity of Etistonvllle
and Elbert, twenty-five miies north
east of 1 ere.
The dead: Mrs. (Jus Krotze of El
bert, Mrs. Julius Trotzy of Kiowa,
William Lolcama of Eastonville; three
Wand and Lolcama were killed n
Eastonvllle In a barn, which wai
struck. Mrs. Krotze met death near
Elbert as she was opening the gate of
a wire fence, and Mrs. Trotzy was
killed as she was driving through a
Held southeast of Kiora.
JESSE JAMES ASK DIVOiCE
Son of Famous Bandit Saya Wife
Threatened Him With Revolver.
Kansas City, Sept. 23. Jesse James,
son of the famous bandit of that name,
tiled a Bult for divorce In the circuit
court here, In which he charges his
wife, Stella M. James, with Indignities.
James alleges that his wife, while
In his office recently, drew a revolver
on him and that last Sunday night she
searched his room In a local hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. James were married In
January, 1900, and separated a year
ago. They have four children.
James, who Is a lawyer, In his pe
tition, asks that he be allowed to pay
his wife $130 a month alimony.
His Attorney Request Commutes
to Postpone Inquiry.
Chicago, Sept. 23. After hearing ar
guments for and against a postpone
ment of the Lorlmer Investigation un
til after the November election, the
senatorial committee adjourned until
morning without deciding any of the
questions presented to It. The plea
for postponement of the hearing was
made by Attorney Elbrldge Uanecy,
counsel for Senator Lorlmer.
Attorney Clifford W. Barnes of the
Legislative Voters' league, who filed
a petition with the United States sen
ate, embodying the charges of fraudu
lent methods In the election of Sena
tor Lorlmer, opposed the continuance,
declaring that the senatorial commit
tee had a solemn duty to perform to
help "purge the state of Its disgrace."
Counsel for Senator Lorlmer touched
on the political dispute of the Illinois
deep water project. He asserted that
not only were legislators being at
tacked because of their having voted
for Senator Lorlmer, but because they
had voted against spending $20,000,000
for deep waterway purposes. This
portion of the argument was In the
speech of Senator Lorlmer In the sen
ate when he characterized the charges
agnlnst him ns part of a great political
plot, In which the governor of the
state of Illinois hnd Joined hands with
the newspaper which printed the con
fession of Legislator Charles A. White.
Attorney Hanecy argued that to pro
ceed with the Investigation would be
unfair to Senator lorlmer and bIho to
the vnrlous members of the state legis
lature who voted for him and ore new
MQTORMAN IS BLAMED
Grand Jury to Investigate Indiana
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 23. An In
vestigation by the Wells county grand
Jury of the cause of the collision be
tween two cars on the Fort Wayne
nnd Wubnsh Volley Traction line at
Klngslnnd, In which forty persons lost
their lives, will be begun next Monday.
According to a public statement of
P. R. Fahlslng, claim ngent of tho
traction company; the officials of the
company will testify that the respon
sibility for the wreck Is with Motor
man Corkwi'll of the southbound "ex
"Cork well's order was to lay over
five minutes nt Yoder," said Fahlslng.
"lie directly disobeyed the order nnd
attempted to make the next siding."
At Wlchltu: U.II.E.
Wichita 002021 03 210 12 3
St. Joseph 2 0 02 3 0 000 7 9 6
Jnrnlgnn -demons; Johnson Frambes
At New York: It. HE.
New York 00000001 12 6 2
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 C 1
At Philadelphia: R.H.E.
Pittsburg 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 G 11 2
Philadelphia ...0 00 00 50005 9 0
Phlllppl -Gibson; Shettler-Pooln.
At New York First game: R.H.E.
Chicago tOl 10 0 00 25 9 1
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Pfelsler-Kllng; Dnicke Myi rs.
Second game; R.H.E.
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 000 01 5 2
New York 0 4001000 5 7 0
Ruelbach Kllng; Wiltse Myers.
At Ilrooklyn: R.H.E.
St. Louis 000 30 00003 12 0
Brooklyn 10202001 6 3 1
At Poston First game: R.H.E.
Boston 0 001020 0 00 03 13 2
Cincinnati .'.0 021000000 14 6 3
Ferguson Rarldcn; Rowan Clark.
Second game: R H E.
Boston 014 10017 5
Cincinnati 3 0 0 1 ' r S 10 1
Drown Orahnm: rromme ?. an
From Thursday's Pally
W. F. Moore of near Murray was
In the city today looking after some
Fred Oldenhausen of near Cullom
transacted business in Plattsmouth
today, having run down on the train
for that purpose.
John Lloyd and Dr. GUmore of
Murray boarded No. 15 at the Bur
lington station this morning for Om
aha. J. A. Talkington departed this
mornlrg for David City on business
where he will look after matters for
a few days.
Fred Ohm and wife departed for
Plalnvlew this morning where tbey
will visit Fred Ebinger and family
for a short time.
A. P. Chlswlser of near Nehawka
paid his father, Dennett Crlswlser, a
visit yesterday and transacted some
business In the city.
A. A. Wetenkamp and Ed. Barker
of near Murray were In the city to
day transacting business with Platts
Mr. George P. Melslnger of Cedar
Creek was In the city today shaking
hands with his friends. Mr. Melsln
ger made the Journal office a short
Our old friend Ben Beckman, was
In the city yesterday looking after
some business matters. Uncle Ben
Is again a candidate for road over
seer, and his excellent fitness for the
place Insures his re-election.
Rev. I. E. Mees, U. B. minister, Is
having his household effects unload
ed from the car today and transport
ed to his residence, near his church
south of the city. Rev. Meese is mov
ing from Swanton, Neb., and will be
the U. B. minister assigned to this
vicinity for the ensuing year.
Tom Patterson returned from Tre
go county, Kansas, last evening,
where he had been to show land to a
party of Cass county men. Among
the party were Frank Moore, Will
Ralney, James Brown and others.
Several of the party liked the coun
try well enough to Invest their mon
From Friday's Dally
Attorney D. O. Dwyer went to the
metropolis on legal business today.
Miss Mathilda Soennlchsen was a
passenger on the early train fjor Om
aha this morning.
Mrs. Byron Clark departed for
Lincoln last evening where she will
visit friends for a time.
Charles Troop returned from Oma
ha last evening where he had been
on business of Importance.
Miss Marie Jellnek was a passen
ger on the morning train for Omaha
this morning where she spent the
II. R. Gerlng returned to Omaha
on the morning train today, having
been called here on business yester
Miss Gladys Sullivan returned from
Dallas, South Dakota, last evening
where she has been for a few days
Frank Warren was a passenger to
the metropolis on the morning train
today where he was called on Im
Secretary of the commercial club,
Mr. E. H. Wescott, boarded No. 15 at
the Burlington station this morning
bound for Omaha.
George O. Dovey and Wayne Dick
son returned from Lincoln last even
ing, having been to the university
to register, ready for the classes next
Senator S. L. Thomas and wife re
turned last evening from a visit with
relatives at Missouri Valley and Mal
vern, la., where they have been for
Mrs. Mary E. Moore of Lincoln,
who has been the guest of Mrs. John
Hall and Mrs. C. S. Forbes for a short
time, departed for her home this
C. S. Quick, the piano man, who
has been looking after business In
the tuning line for a few days in this
city, returned to his home at Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. August Doehrlng and
little child returned to Omaha on the
morning train today, having been
called here to attend the funeral of
Mr. Doehrlng's father, some days ago
Hans Tarns, traveling carpenter for
tho Burlington, spent last night with
his family In this city, going out
this morning on the O'Neill branch to
do some work for the company.
S. T. Frum, the vnfslty foot ball
heavy weight half-hack for two sea
sons, now practicing law at Wlnne
bngo, Neb., was In the city over
night, the guest of W. A. Robertson.
departing for Lincoln this morning.
County Superintendent Miss Mary
Foster returned from a visit to the
schools In the vicinity of Union and
Cedar Creek Wednesday evening.
Miss oFster was looking after the
first terra teachers, and finds that
the Plattsmouth young ladies who
are teaching their first terms are do
tnf fine, giving the best of satisfac
tion to both patrons and superintendent.
1 will on Thursday of every week de
liver Ice Cream, Fruit at Fresh Oysters
at your very door.
Watch for the Auto!
J. E. MASON
Miss Irene Jess w as an Omaha visi
tor this morning, going on the early
George Pick of Cullom was In the
city today transacting business having
run down on No. 4.
S. S. Gooding was called to South
Omaha on the morning train today
to look up a few Items of business.
George Dovey, the merchant, tran
sacted business In Omaha today, go
ing on the early train this morning.
C. E. Dalton of Glenwood, tran
sacted business in the city last even
ing and was registered at the Per
Frank Severin of Omaha returned
to Omaha this morning after visiting
over night with his friend, J. J. Tom
an and family.
A. F. Seybert and his brother, C.
M. Seybert, of Cullom, were In the
city today on business, coming down
on No. 4 this morning.
Jesse Berger and wife of Falls
City spent a few hours in Plattsmouth
this morning en route to La Platte
on a business errand.
William Forythe spent a few hours
in the city this morning en route from
his home at Auburn to La Platte
where he was called on business mat
ters. Mrs. H. B. Parker of Denver, de
parted last evening for a visit with
friends in the east, having been the
guest of Mrs. F. G. Egenberger and
family for a short time.
Clay Conner of Elmwood was in the
city today visiting with old time
friends for the day. Clay has been
farming for the past few years and
reports his crop in good condition
this season. He also reports Mrs.
Conner's health very poor at the
present, and has been quite sick for 1
the past few weeks.
t he assessment roll oi jveumnKa
shows an increase in round numbers
of $14,000,000 for the year, which
really means a total increase In valu
ation of property of all kinds of $70,-
000,000. The total valuation of prop
erty in Nebraska Is now fixed at
above two billions of dollars. This
is a most convincing exhibit of the
growth of the state and the enterprise
of its citizens.
Earl Travis returned from Omaha
on No. 4 this morning where he was
called yesterday on business.
H. A. Kehrer of Philadelphia call
ed on C. E. Weseott'B Sons this
morning with a line of fine hosiery.
Mr. William Balrd, superintendent
of the local shops, was called to Om
aha on company business this morn
ing. Miss Teresa Hempel was called to
Omaha on the afternoon train today
to look after some matters of busi
Hugh Norton, the Missouri Pacific
agent, transacted business In Om
aha this afternoon, going on the fast
H. Herold was an Omaha visitor
on the afternoon train today where
he was called on business for the
George Sayles made a business
trip to Cullom this morning where
he looked after his grain bvisiness for
R. L. Pardue of Lincoln was call
ing on his friends in the city last
evening, departing for the state capi
tal this morning.
George Polsall returned from Ce
dar Creek this morning and will look
after business matters at this end of
the line for a few days.
Miss Charlott Fetzer returned from
Lincoln today to spend Sunday with
her parents, having registered ttt
the university this week.
F. J. Kolbaba of Omaha was In
the city over night, going bock to his
home at Omaha this afternoon, hav
ing visited his wife who is quite sick.
W. E. Purvlance of Lincoln with
the Crancer Tlano company returned
to his home at Lincoln today after
looking after the firm's business In
this locality for several days.
264 acre farm, 4 mile west of
riattstnouth one and half miles from
grain elevator, well Improved, and
known as the Jacob Horn farm. For
further particulars see Mrs. W. Hass
ler, Plattsmouth, Neb.
The Coernment pays Railway Mail
Clerks $00 to $1,200, and other em
ployeet up to $2,500 annually
. Uncle Sam will hold examinations
throughout the country for Railway
Mail Clerks, Custom House Clerks,
Stenographers, Bookkeepers, Depart
ment Clerks and other Government
positions. Thousands of appointments
will be made. Any man or woman
over 18, In City or Country can get
Instruction and free Information by
writing at once to the Bureau of
Instruction, 79 J. Hamlin Building,
Rochester, N. Y.
Mrs. W. H. Mark arrived home on
the Tuesday afternoon train from
Fay, Okla., where she spent about
two weeks visiting with relatives.
A. E. Taylor and family arrived
home Monday morning from Canyon
City, Tex., where they had spent sev
eral days visiting with ex-Unionites
and looking over the country.
H. M. Townsley and family who
have been residents of this village for
the past nine years, packed their
goods last week and on Sunday even
ing departed for Strathmore, Canada,
where they will make their future
W. G. Glasgow departed last Sun
day evening for-Hot Springs, S. D.,
where he will spend the winter in
hopes of regaining his health. The
family during their short stay here
have made many friends who hope
his health may be permanently bene
fitted. Ray Frans, Junior member of the
firm of R. H. Frans & Son, arrived
home Monday night from a three
week's trip in the west, visiting at
Denver, Colorado Springs and sev
eral other interesting points. Ray
was also at Cheyenne, Wyo., during
the famous "Round-up" and says It
Is a great sight.
At a meeting of the commercial
club Monday night a committee con
sisting of C. L. Graves, R. L. Newell
and L. R. Upton, was appointed to
try and get a good man from out of
town to act as marshal for a period
of three months. The town board al
so gave their consent to the move,
which is indeed a wise one.
A game of base ball has been talk
ed of between the lawyers of Cass and
Otoe counties to be played here next
Monday, but'on account of a session
of district court In Nebraska City on
that date the Otoe braves could not
accept the challenge, but the game
may be arranged for at a later date
before the snow files.
Large Barn Burned.
Mr. Johnson, a prosperous Mills
county farmer, had the misfortune
Wednesday night to lose by fire, a
large barn, and six head of valuable
work horses. Mr. Johnson resided
about seven miles back from the riv
er and the light from the burning
building reflected against the sky for
a long time, and was observed by
many Plattsmouth people. The barn
was well filled with hay and grain
and probably Insured for a part of
H. Klletsch, the Weeping Water
flour mill man, spent the night in
Tlattsmouth and registered at the Ho
Live Stock and General Farm Sale
Five years successful selling renders
me thoroughly competent of handling
your sale. Referfence from those I
nave Bold for. Graduate from Missouri
Auction School. See me at Perkins
Platte. 'Phono 142 Green
i WATCH THE
FARM DEVELOPMENT IN WYOMING!
THE RICHEST DEVELOPED STATE IN THE WEST
GO WITH ME on one of our personally conducted landseekers' excursions to
THE BIG HORN BASIN the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and
see what the farmers are doing on these new lands where the Burlington
Kailroad is building new lines; where new towns offer splendid business op
ening in all lines of trade and profession.
EXAMINE THE E LANDS PERSONALLY with me. I will help you to pick
out the best. I am employed by the Burlington Railroad for this purpose.
OUR HOMESEEKERS' TICKET allows you 25 days with stop overs every
where in homeseekers' territory; ample time to examine the lands and spend
a few days fishing in the mountain streams if you like. See the irrigated
lands where the ditches are built by the Government and also by private
companies, and the Mondell S20-acre FREE homesteads all on ene trip.
Bo you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this cfSce cr the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
, , . LEGAL NOTICE.
Mate of Nebraska
ls. In County Court.
Cass County I
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OP
ANNETTE SHERA, OEOAfcUL
To all persons Interested.
You are hereby notified that there
has been filed in this court a petition,
administration of said estate
You are further notified that there
will be a hearing upon said petition
before this court In the county court
room at I'lattsmouth tn said countv, on
the 4th day of October, 1910, at 9 o'clock
a m., and that all objections, if anv
there be, must be filed on or before said
day and hour of hearing.
Witness my hand ana the seal of the
county court of said countv this mil
day of September, A. I)., 1910.
, , . Allen J. Beeson,
(Seal.) County Judge.
.Notice to Creditor.
State of Nebraska
, Iss. In County Court.
IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OF
ALBERT EUGENE LEWIS. DE-
Notice Is hereby given that the cred
itors of said deceased will meet the
executor of said estate, before me,
county Judge of Cass county, Nebraska,
at the county court room In I'latts
mouth, In said county, on the 11th dav
of October, 1910, and on the 14th day of
April. 1911, at 9 o'clock a. m each
day, for the purpose of presenting their
claims for examination, adjustment and
Six months are allowed for the cred
itors of said deceased to present their
claims, and one year for the executor
to settle said estate, from the 11th dav
of October, 1910.
Witness my hand and seal of said
county court at Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
this 12th day of September, 1910.
, , . Allen J Beeson.
(Seal.) County Judge.
The following proposed amendment to
the constitution of the State of Nebras
ka, as hereinafter set forth In full. Is
submitted to the electors of the State
of Nebraska, to be voted upon at the
general election to be held Tuesday.
November 8th, A. D 1910.
"A JOINT RESOLUTION to amend
Section one (1) of Article seven (7) of
the Constitution of the 8tate of Ne
braska. Be It Enacted by the Legislature of
the State oi Nebraska:
Section 1. (Amendment constitution
proposed.) That section one (1) of
article seven (7) of the constitution of
the State of Nebraska, the senate con
curring, be so amended as to read as
Section 1. (Who are electors.) Kv
ery male citizen of the United States, of
the age of twenty-one years, who shall
have been a resident of this state six
months next preceding the election and
of the county, precinct or ward, for the
term provided by law be an elector;
provided. That persons of foreign
birth who shall have declared their in
tention to become citizens conformably
to the laws of the United States and
are voting at the taking effect of this
amendment, may continue to exercise
the right of suffrage until such time
as they may have resided in the United
States rive years after which they shall
take out full citizenship papers to be
entitled to vote at any succeeding elec
tion. Section 2. (Ballots.) That at the
general election nineteen hundred and
ten (1910) there shall be submitted to
the electors of the state for their ap
proval or rejection the foregoing pro
posed amendment to the .constitution
relating to the right of suffrage At
such election, on the ballot of each
elector voting for or against said pro
posed amendment, shall be written or
printed the words: "For proposed
amendment to the constitution relating
to the right of suffrage," and "Against
said proposed amendment to the con
stitution relating to the right of sufir
Section 3. (Adoption.) If such an
amendment be approved by a majority
of all electors voting at such election,
said amendment shall constitute section
one (1) of article seven i,i of the con
stitution of the State of Nebraska.
Approved April 1, 1909."
I, George C. Junkln, Secretary of
State, of the State of Nebraska do here
by certify that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Nebraska Is a true and correct
copy of the original enrolled and en
grossed bill, as passed by the thirty
first session of the legislature of the
State of Nebraska, as appears from said
original bill on file In this office, and
that said proposed amendment is sub
mitted to the qualified voters of the
State of Nebraska for their adoption or
rejection at the general election to be
held on Tuesday, the Sth day of No
vember, A. V., 1910.
In Testimony Whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and affixed the great
seal of the State of Nebraska. Done
at Lincoln this 29th day of July, In
the year of our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ten, and of the In
dependence of the United States the
One Hundred and Thirty-fifth, and of
this State the Forty-fourth.
GEORGE C. JUNKTN.
(Seal) Secretary of State.
Special prepared Wyoming literature just efT the press.
Write for It today.
D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent,
Landseekers' Information Bnreau.
1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nsb.
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