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Oes Mo'nas Street Car Problem
May Soon Be Salved..
OFFER TO AUTHORITIES OF CITK
KEARNEY PIONEER ISDEAD innriSim fUlfir !i
rncmicn uiioc h
SUNDAY STIRS BIG THRONGS
Street Car Company Willing to Civ
City Right to Purchase Ofleri to
Irnrcate Equipment and Extend
Tracks Ten Miles.
Lea Moines, Nov 12. The bond
bolder or the De Moines Street Inn I
vay company came b' lore the city au
thorities with a proposition lor u
new franchise, which they expect u
end the long controversy betweeu lim
city and the company. The couipauy
offers a franchise which has bceu
4UU.IHUI Ized a follows:
Asks for an Indeterminate franchise.
Grant a city pure tut so right In year
1820 and at expiration of live year pe
Fixes price to be paid by city
taped on present capitalization of, $4
423,000, plus additions subsequently
Asks 3 rent rate of fare.
Says company will not ex'.eud tarkj
without city consent.
Promises improvement of physical
proper I y by rebuilding of ten miles of
track wilbin two years, and providing
twenty five new cars.
Grants city power to regulate ser
vice under police laws.
Asks terminal (lights fur Interut bun
Asks that present statutes of Iowa
govern paving in city.
ODers books and arcounts of thi
company for Inspection.
Contest in Fourth.
The Democratic slate committee vir
tually announced its intention of pav
ing the way for a contest In the next
congress over the Fourth congres
sional dlstilct of Iowa. The return!
how Ilaugen was reelected by 2X0;
but Murphy is to make a contest, and
as this would come before a Iieino
cratlc bouse, he, would have the ad
vantage. Chairman Heed Intimated
that this would be done nnd if thero
was any unseat In; of Democratic rim
dldatea for the (own legislature' Mur
phy would then insist upon being
seated In congress. The Demounts
make no Recusations of fraud.
Chairman Nicholas Heed of the
Democratic slate central committee Is
Mrs. ScpMa Porter Passes Away ei
Age of Sixty-Six.
Kent .if .v. Neb., Nov. 12 Mis. So
phia I'orter, who bad lived In Kearney
for a greater number of years than
any other woman, dit'd at her homo
of cuner after several weeks of in '
tense sulTeiing. She was sixty six
years of bge and had c me to Kearney
In 1871. She had resided ' here con
tlnuotisly since then and saw the town
grow from a hamlet of two or three
houses to Its present size, and re
menihered well when Buffalo county
was considered a portion of "the Great
The funeral services were held tMs
afternoon. Rev. Philip G. Snow, pas
tor of the Kplseopalian church of this
city, preached the funeral sermon.
BLACKSMITHS NAME OFFICERS
Fifth Annual Session of Association
Concludes Work at Grand Island.
Grand Island, Neb., Nov. 12. The
fifth annual session of the Nebraska
Blacksmiths, Wagonmakers and
Wheelwrights' association was a most
successful one. It came to a close by
the election of officers and the selec
tion of Omaha as the place for tne
next annual meeting. Dietrich Spetn
mann of this city was elected presi
dent, Robert Mclntyre of Kearney vlco
president, F. VV. Mines of Davenport
secretary-treasurer, V. C. Wooster of
Fairbury, Ed Krall of Grand Island
and Jacob Morrow of Carleton execu
Ye! DM's Tactics Ended
fail's toilway Ti:cp.
W, J. BRYAN JESTS
. ABOUT MIMING BACK
Colonel Maher Tells Him He Musi
SuH to Thorough Search.
Lincoln, Nov. 12 V. J. Bryan, Colo
nel John G. Maher and several others
were discussing the outcome of the
recent election while ut lunch In
lo'Hl restaurant. After talking of the
Lahlmnn defeat for some minutes, or
rather, listening to Colonel Maher ex
press himself on that subject, Mr
"Well, do you suppose they will lei
me come back Into the ranks as a pi I
"Yes, Indeed," replied Colonel Ma
her, "we will be glad to welcome you
back, not as a private, but you shall
retain your rank of colonel. But we
will take your side arms from you
end you will be thoroughly searched
..,i... n,..,c ,., ,..,.,. bt,forp w ,,,t yo ,n ,in((r th0 ,,,nt
T' ,a B(;m'nt ro"r,',ll,1, lh1" r' Mr. Bryan laughed at the retort as
election of Governor Carroll and con-I h m d,() )h(i un w()o har(, ,L
gratulutlng him. lie explains that the.
Democratic defeat was due to the nor
mal Republican majority of 60,000,
hleh, he says, the Democrats could
not overcome. Revised returns from
the counties' of Iowa give Carroll a
lead of 19,1(10 over I'orter.
Will Campaign for Resubmission.
Notwithstanding such obstaelen a
the defeat of the constitutional con
vention and the majority of ant I tem
perance supporters In both bouses of
the state legislature, Iowa will go dry
la 1914 is. the confident belief of the
temperance forces. All of the pre
election sentiment rounded up for pro
hibition and temperance measures will
have Its effect during the next two or
more years, according to the opti
mistic prophecy of the temperance
leaders. With the constitutional con
vention defeated there In no other re
course left to the saloon fighter thnn
In secure the passnge of the Joint res
olution providing for the resubmission
f tho prohibitory amendment to the
electors through two successive legls
Initios nnd then to the vote of the poo
Tie. With the best possible results
the temperance people cannot hope to
secure constitutional prohibition in
lown within four years, but to offset
that fact they will ask for the repeal
of the mulct law, making the statu
tory prohibition law effective In the
TWO PERISH IN FIRE
Cabinet Leader Who Resigned After
Scoring Victory For His Course In
voked Patriotism of Employees by
Calling Them to the Colors and Mak
ing Them Work Against Themselves.
The resignation of Arlstlde Brlaud,
French premier, and bis entire cabinet
recalls a curious coincidence. The res
ignation was caused ostensibly by the
attacks mude upon the prime minister
because of his crippling the railway
strikers by summoning to the colors
those employees who were army re
servists and compelling them to ojv
erate t lie trains through their patriotic
Yet this same premier who Invoked
patriotism to end the huge walkout
had but a few years before advocated
wholesale labor strike and been
among the forefront of Fruuce's Socialists.
Reorganization Is Likely.
As Brland scored a victory In the
chamber of deputies When the govern
ment's Htrike uctlon was considered, so
It Is predicted that the resignatlou of
the entire cabinet was due chietly to
l Visitors From Cdar Rapids Get Men
tion by Nime in prayer.
Waterloo, la., Nov. 11. Alter a won
derfiill;- dramatic .if.n-nnt !., ii. ai'ii
Evangelist s iniiuy 'o'lt t!.e jr.
spjciious hull, r ill to Joitu How-itd
Payne, the aalltot of so..,; that h.is
beun tl;e so'.: t- o,' m.'.i;., the cHotl
or r.no vo; i s stun roit'y tit? refrain
of "Home, Sv"'t Home.' Tl" effect
w;.s lingua!. At its cios.? tne f.n
gT-i,sl oneuti a tyu'-ai piuycr, m
which he mcn!onM In ru.ne each ol
the dozen business nvu from Cedu
Rapids who hud come to pay their re
spects and rr.Joy tee services.
The tabernacle wt-s picked to I'.t
capacity, and everyone of the 7.0u(j
P'-Oi;!e present s;;t spellbound under
the man'e of Sunday's oratory. The
language leaped from his lips In a
limpid stream. It b ought cheers and
laughter, and air-ms from the minis
A delegation from Iowa City is ex
petted to try t., induct' the evangelist
to promise to deliver a temperance
addrtss to the students and' citizens
tl.eie some time i.rxt week.
All classes of people are hocking to
the tabetnacle. nnd the crowds at tho
afternoon meetings sre growing rapid
ly. Next Friday will witness a great
company from Cedar Rapids, who will
Cwiiie on a special ttain.
FARMER HAS BIG EAR
McCullough Is Possessor of Corn Thir
teen Inches Long.
Des Moines, Nov. 12. An ear of
corn thirteen inches In length and
weighing two and one half pounds
was brought to Des Moines by Fred
McCullough, treasurer of the Iowa
Corn Growers' association. The ear
Is Reed's yellow dent variety nnd was
grown on Mr. McCullough's farm
near Hartwlck, la. It Is an evidence
of the unprecedented yield of corn to
be husked In Iowa this year.
According to Mr. McCullough, the
com on his farm this year will bring
130 bn.slK''K nn acre, which Is an ex
ceptientillv heavy crop Ho declares
thiit coin i: husking high throughout
the state nnd that sixty-bushel crops
will he loii.-nlered small this year.
Iowa Eny Makes Good In Chile.
Mason City. la., Nov 12. Mr. snd
Mrs. James Mclaughlin of this coun
tv receive very gratifying news from
their son, Harold, who has been lu
Chile, South America, for the last
four years. Harold, who Is a mining
engineer, has been superintendent of
n mine owned by a London company
He had expected to take n trip home
for a short visit, but the general man
ager resigned nnd Harold has re
reived the promotion from superin
tendent to general manager He Is to
receive $.1,000. $0,000 and $6,500 for
each of the three coining years, In
gold, all hlB expenses paid and a trip
home next year with a three months'
vacation on full pay.
Husband and Wife Lose Lives in New
York Apartment House.
New York, Nov. 12. Two persons
were killed nnd four seriously Injured
in a fire that destroyed two upper
floods of the Rosullnd apartment
house on Manhattan avenue, In the
upper west side of the city. William
11. Abbott, a real estate operator,
Jumped from a front window on the
fifth floor and was Impaled on a picket
fence, dying instantly. Ills wife was
burned to death.
Serious Injuries were sustained by
three other occupants of the building
and by one of the firemen engaged In
putting out the blaze.
Boulogne SurMer, France, Nov. 12.
Twenty one persons were drowned
In the wreck of two Ashing vessels
during a severe storm in the English
channel. One of the craft collided
with a coast steamer, Two other fish
ing boats foundered nnd it Is feared
their crews were lost. A boat occu
pied by four customs agents Is missing.
Government May Sue for Oil Lands.
Washington, Nov. 12. Attorney
General Wlckersham, by direction of
President Tnft, has begun an Inquiry
to determine whether 6,000 acres of
valuable oil land in California were
known to contain oil when patented
by the Southern Pacific Rnllway com
pany. If such Is the case suit to re
cover will be Instituted.
Justice Charged With Murder.
Alva, Okla., Nov. 12. A coroner's
Jury returned a verdict recommend
ing that N. U Miller, a Justice of the
peace here, he held for trial In con
nection with the death - of Mabel
Oakes, twenty two years old, whose
body was found n a room adjoining
Seveial discontinue.! members in corsets
that are not up-tj-date in style, but are
good quality and will give good service.
All sizes and in one lot, at
TAINTED MONEY SENT
Rcceivas S10 Wiih Slip o'Papsi
Marked "Consc'ence Fund."
Red Oak, la, Nov. 12. The owner
ship of a icil-in bank note is a
lea! question hich Judge Smith
Mcl'tteihon of tits United States dis
tricl court for tnis district frankly ail
n,lis is about the greatest problem lie
has been tailed upon to solve sinco
he w is elevated to the bench. The
Jurist is of the opinion that the fa
mows Missouri railroad rale case, in
whun he handed down the decision
Unit the state's 2 cent fare law waJ
unconstitutional, was a simple propo
sit ion as compared to the'one which
now confronts him.
The troublesome "tenner" ' was re
reived by Judge Mcpherson In thfl
mail at his home In this city the other
day. The only thing in the envelope
beside the bill was a plain piece ol
note paper upon which was written
the two words, "conscience fund," the
bill being pinned to this paper. The
letter, which had been sent to Des
Moines, where the judge generally
holds court and then forwarded to
Movement to Extend Steamboat
Navigation on the River.
A Kansas City dispatch sayB: Next
year for the first time in many years,
steamboat navigation on the Mis
souri river will be extended to Fort
Benton, Mont., the head of naviga
tion. Years ago many boats ran
through from St. Louis to Fort Ben
ton, the round trip of more than four
thousand miles, consuming practical
ly the entire navigation season on the
Missouri. As the railroads advanced
westward and northward the boats
ran only from the railroad terminus,
him here, bore the postmark -of Tulta. j and when the roads paralleled the
Tex. Hver from one end of Montana to
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, riattsmouth.
Plans for liuildlng Arrive.
The building committee of the
Plattsmouth Realty company, which
has charge of the construction of the
new foundry and gas engine factory,
received the plans yesterday. The
committee has been delayed In re
ceiving the plans on account of the
a r to shake out some undesirable
met., tiers nnd that Itrlaud would soon
be found forming a new otlk-lal family.
The appeal to patriotism, which wa.s
Rrland's chief wettpou lu his defense
of the government's strike tactics, won
him the victory, but It necessitated the
enunciation of some strong doctrines.
For Instance, Itrland declared the
strike, was u plot to ruin France and
amid Intense excitement said that if
the laws had not given the government
the means of keeping the country mas
ter of its railways and national de
fenses It would not have hesitated to
have recourse to illegality. He after
ward iiuxl I tied this statement by say
lug that what be meant was that in
grave hours of national peril exception
al measures were Justified.
Hi'laud. though once a Socialist and
labor man. apparently modi lied his for
nter radical views when he took the
Briand Brilliant Scholar.
Prlanil was minister of Justice and
public worship In the Clemeneenu cab
inet. He Is a brilliant scholar and
orator, an avowed Socialist and whs
the author ol the final chapters of the
separation law. On July 22, 1900, Pres
ident Fallleres Invited him to recon
struct the Clemeneenu cabinet, aud
the next day he announced the minis
try which recently resigned. It con
tained six of the members of the
Itrlaud. In addition to the premier
ship, retained bis portfolio of minis
ter of Justice and public worship. At
this time Itrland was described by
some as a reformed Socialist because
he had modi lied some of his former ex
treme doetrlues. lie was generally
admired for bis handling of tho long
campaign between the state and the
What wl!l he do with this money? he 0theivtne Doat8 qxit entirely. It! architect being behind with his work
mat is tne .ssue wn.cn tne lean-c. , n(ar, t year, since a
Judge has to decide. The conscience , ,
stricken Individual down in TexnijreKU steamboat service was main
failed to specify whether this $10 was tained and in the last ten years the
sent to the Judse to reimburse him! only boat that has touched at the
for some old debt for his services or
whether it was Intended to go to Uncle
Sam's strongbox In reparation for
some postal theft or similar crime
against the national vesources. Judge
McPherson would gladly turn the case
over to some other Judge, but there Is
the grave question of proppr Jurisdic
tion. The Solomon of Iowa has Just
nhout determined to send the tainted
ton to Washington to be added to the
conscience fund long opened there
Michael Cudahy Is Better.
"'Chicago, Nov. 12 Michael Cudahy.
.he packer, whose condition caused
some alarm, Is reported Improved.
Physicians In attendance predicted
that he could leave his bed within a
Cable Party Survivor Dies.
Omaha, Nov. 12. At the nge of
eighty-two years, "Commodore" John
A. Lynch, the last survivor of tho hand
of men who laid the first Atlantic cn
ble, died In the county hospital.
New Head for Princeton.
Wen, N. Y Nov. 12. Friends of
Hamilton college and of Dr. Stryker,
the president, declared that he would
bo called to the presidency of Prince
River Seine Again on Rampage.
Pnrls, Nov. 12. The Seine Is ngaln
cn a rampage. The rapidity of its
current forced all the steamers on too
ktrcntn to suspend operations.
Jersey V. Is Dead.
Fairfield, la., Nov. 12 Jersey
thp world's chamrlon celebrated cow,
belonging to F. VV. Voorhels, Is dead
This Is the cow that at the National
Pei-y shew In Chicago recently was
declared by experts the champion
grade cow of the world Her death
resulted from pneumonia. Mr Voor
hels had recently refused nn offer of
$1,(100 for the nnlmnl Her record for
twelve month shows n production of
11,41(5 6 pounds of butterfat nnd 70G.fi
pounds of butter.
SPECIAL VANS FOR BIG HATS.
Austrian Government Gallantly Pro
tects Feminine Fashions.
So gallantly disposed Is the Austrian
government toward Its fairer subjects
that the postal authorities have decid
ed to devote special parcel delivery
vans to the transport of the. extremely
large hats which are the mode In Aus
tria Just now.
Many complaints were received from
their customers by the leading mllll
uery Arms of Vienna that these costly
creations reached their destination In
the form of an unrecognizable tangle
of velvet and feathers.
Representations were thereupon made
to tho iKtstollUe. with tho result that
s(HH'lal "hat collecting vans" nre to be
brought luto service In Vlenuu.
Boone Boy Mysteriously Shot.
Poone. Ia Nov. 12 Harry Ander
son, twelve years old, was killed in a
mysterious manner He rushed into
the house, covered with blood, crying
"I'm shot," nnd fell unconscious. Ik
nevfr regained conselousness, death
following a short time afterward The
case Is shrouded In deepest mystery.
Ireland Blessed With Rain.
Rain falls on the eastern const of
IrHsnd nbout 208 diiyp In the rear.
The Panama national assembly ap
pro ed a resolution instructing the
executive to recognize the republic
Rev Pr Charles Hummer Burch.
archdeacon ot Richmond. Staten Isl
and, has been elected bishop suffragan
of the Prott statu Kpistopal diocese of
John Dunihoo. a railway conductor,
was sentenced to serve one year in
prison and pity a due of $1,000 for as
Anting opium smugglers, In the Unit
ed Elates district court in St Louis
Leigh Rhodus. arretted at Fast VI
Louis on a rhuri; uf burglary and
bo lonfessed tv bsvl'ig shot'snl
killed Pt W F Mtcluells and Anton
Helblg In this city brought to
Chicago by Chicago detectives
The New Mexico constitutional con
ventlon disregarded ttie advice given
by Theodore Rncse'clt to mak s
trtitBtltutlon er.flly amended and adopt
d an Httttle reqtttm it two thirds if
nch bouse to ficpo.v' nn amendment
ann n tug mnjotity of tl.e eiec toti'.te to
Fort Benton landing was a govern
In order to give every encourage
ment to the revival of navigation on
that portion of the old Missouri, the
government is going to spend more
money on that sec tion of the river in
the next year than has been spent
there at any one time since the gov
ernment began appropriating money
for river Improvement. The plans
have been made In the office of Ma
jor E. II. Schulz of Kansas City, engi
neer in charge of the Missouri river
and they1 have Just been approved by
the chief of engineers.
A total of $82,500 is to be spent,
of which $29,000 will be spent Imme
diately In making landings and pro
viding stable banks at various ship
ping points. Between the mouth of
the Milk river and Fort Benton rocks
have always constituted a great dan
ger to steamboats and $10,000 will
be spent In removing the largest of
these while the snagboat, Mandan,
working under a separate approprla
tlon, will clean the snags and smaller
obstructions. On the harbor at Fort
Benton. $2,000 will be spent. For
work at Bismarck and Wllllston,
$41,500 will be spent.
Formerly there were several lines
of steamboats operating out of Bis
marck, but the building of the rail
roads drove most of them out of
business. Those that remained were
consolidated into the Benton Packet
company, which now operates six
packet boats and a number of
barges, and hauls a large quantity of
freight between Bismarck and up
river points as far as the mouth of
the Yellowstone river and up the
Yellowstone as far as Glendlve, Mon
tana. The country along the Mis
souri river which was too thinly set
tled a few years ago to make Bteam
boat traffic profitable In competition
with the railroads, is settling up rap
Idly and there Is a strong demand for
river transportation. Great quanti
ties of grain are shipped down to the
railroad at Bismarck and the settlers
above require quantities of supplies.
The Great Northern and Northern
Pacific railroads do not touch any
where near the river between the
North Dakota line and Great Falls,
so that the boats will furnish trans
portation for on area as large as
and could not get them out any
Plattsmouth contractors are figur
ing on the building now and will be
gin making an estimate the first of
the week, so that from this time on
everything is expected to move along
Anyone interested in making a bid
for ihe contract can see the plans of
the building by stopping at Falter &
Thierolf's store, or at the postoffice,
as both Mr. Thierolf and Mr. Schnei
der have a copy of the plans and
specifications of the proposed bund
ling. If the good weather holds out for
a few weeks, the Plattsmouth busi
ness men will see the results of their
enterprise and the hum of the wheels;
In the gas engine factory will he a
reality before the end ot the year.
;ial He Is Looking Well.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Schelfeit, or
Louisville, drove down today to look
after some business matters. This is
Mr. Schleifert's first visit to the
county seat in over a year, he having
been 111 for some time. He was first
attacked with pneumonia, which re
sulted in a severe case of tuberculo
sis, which he had to battle with for
Beveral months. But we are pleased
to learn that he is now enjoying
fairly good health, and we hope he
will be his former self again soon.
While in the city Mr. Schleifer called
and renewed for the Journal, which
he says he cannot keep house without
Farm For Sale.
160 acres two miles from Avoea.
Two houses and barns In fair shape.
Will sell for $140 per acre. A sixty
acre tract, well Improved, 2 mllea
from Avoca. And lots of other land
In other sections. Come and see me
before you buy.
11-3-wklytf. Avoca, Neb.
..Interred In Oak Hill Cemetery.
The remains of Mrs. Mary Hubbel.
of South Omaha, were Drought to
this city on the morning Missouri
Pacific train today, arriving here at
10:07 o'clock, and Interment made
in Oak Hill cemetery. Mrs. Hubbet
was formerly a resident of this city.
Mont Robb, the grain merchant, of
Murray, was In the city last evening
looking after some Items of a busi
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