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14 INDICTED IN
; LUMBER CASE
Conspiracy to Blacklist and Re
strain Trade Charged.
WHOLESALERS ARE BOYCOTTED
Secretaries of Retail Dealers' Associa
tions Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
at Chicago Put Ban on Wholesaler!
' Who Sell Direct to Consumer.
Chicago, June 24. The secretaries
ef fourteen retail lumber dealers' as
sociations, comprising the lumber sec
retaries' bureau of information and
representing dealers' organizations
from Pennsylvania to the Pacific, were
Indicted by a special United States
grand Jury for alleged violation of the
Bherman anti trust act. Three secre
taries in the organization received im
munity for testifying before the grand
Each indictment is in two counts.
The first charges conspiracy among
the retail lumber dealers to Interfere
with and restrain trade between man
ufacturers and wholesalers and the
consumers. The second count charges
a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate
the competition that should exist be
tween the wholesalers and the retail
ers and tho consumers.
List of Defendants.
The indicted were:
Arthur I Holmes of Detroit, secre
tary Michigan Lumber Dealers' asso
ciation, and editor of a trade paper,
George P. Sweet, secretary of the
Wlllard O. Hollis of Minneapolis,
secretary of the Northwestern Lum
Harry A. Oorsuch of Kansas City,
necretary of the Southwestern Lumber
Bert Critchfield of Lincoln, secre
tary of the Nebraska Lumber Dealers'
E. B. Hall, also secretary Nebraska
Harry S. Scarce of Mooresville, sec
retary of the Indiana Lumber Dealers'
H. H. Hemenway of Denver, secre
tary Colorado and Wyoming associa
Louis Hellman, also secretary of the
Colorado and Wyoming association
H. H. Adams of Chilllcothe, secre
tary of the Union Association of Lum
ber Dealers' and of the Ohio Associa
tlon of Retail Lumber Dealers.
B. N. Hayward of Columbus, also
secretary of the Ohio association.
A. L Porter of Spokane, secretary
of the Western Retail Lumbermen's
R. P. Bradford of Union City, Tenn.
secretary of the Retail Lumber Deal
A. C. Rlchter of Pittsburg, secretary
Lumber Dealers' association of Penn
Three Given Immunity.
The three who received immnnty
for testifying were:
Paul I.achmund of Milwaukee, secre
tary Wisconsin association.
George W. Hotchklss of Chicago
secretary Illinois Lumber and Rulld
ers' Supply Dealers' association and
secretary of the secretaries' bureau.
George Wilson Jones, secretary of
the Illinois association.
The lumber secretaries' bureau of
Information, It was learned by the
sjand Jury, was incorporated in 1111
eols In 1905. Its membership was con
fined to secretaries of retail lumber
dealers' associations in all parts of
Aim of Conspiracy.
The aim of the alleged conspiracy,
according to the Indictments, was not
to maintain prices nor to prevent com
petition between retail dealers, but to
put a complete stop to the direct sal
of lumber by wholesalers to consum
ers. Violation of the Sherman act wa
found, not in any trust of capital, nor
anything approaching a trust, as th
term has been applied In recent litiga
tion. Instead, according to the govern
ment. It was a so called "trust of
power," alleged to have been mnnl
tested In the secretaries of the retail
ers' organizations. That power, it is
narged. was exercised by means of a
fcllesed blacklist said to have been
maintained by the secretaries' bureau
This so called blacklist, the govern
ment charges, contained the names of
nh wholesalers -and manufacturers
as violated the retailers' rule forbid
fling the direct sale to the consumer
Documentary evidence examined by
the grand 1ury showed the names of
fver 10ft large wholesalers In various
parts of the country who were said
to have been on the so called black
"Stewardess" Is a Man.
jtoston, June Z4. An autopsy per-
lonnert on the charred remains of
Harriet Kelly, stewardess, who wa
t-ne of the two women burned to deat
in win nrv mm uesiroyea me excur
sion steamer Governor Andrew, dl
closed the fact that Harriet was
man. For thirty years Harriet hn
lived as a woman and was known on
the Governor Andrew as a widow.
Cancer Is Cerm Disease.
Washington. June 24. That cancer
If a germ disease Is the coiicImsIo-i 1
reached by Dr. Erwin V. Smtlh, chief '
pathologist of the bureau of plant In
dustry of the department of agrlcul- I
ture, in hi, studies of pi, tumor,.
MRS. FREEMAN FOUND GUILTY i
Jury'g Verdict Includes Recommenda
tion for Mercy.
Omaha, June 24. Guilty of man
slaughter was the verdict returned
y the jury in the district court that
has been sitting In the trial of Mrs.
Lizzie Freeman, charged with first de
gree murder for the killing of her hus-
The leniency of the court was rec
ommended. Her attorneys .will im
mediately move for a new trial.
Mrs. Freeman was on trial for the
killing of her husband, Earl Freeman,
street car conductor, on April 17.
As brought out in the trial, the dead
man had had frequent Masons with
ifferent women, over which his wife
bad worried continually. On the night
of the shooting Mrs. Freeman, dis
guised by a heavy veil, followed her
husband and surprised him as he was
entering a flat at Seventeenth and
Cuming streets with Mrs. Margaret
Hlrsch, who roomed there. After a
brief conversation, In which the indig
nant wife asked her husband to come
home with her, and he. refused, she
shot him twice with an automatic re
volver, Inflicting wounds from which
be died several days later.
V FAVORABLE TRADE
Business is of a Between-Sea
New York, June 24. Bradstreefs
says: Warm, bright weatner iavors
retail trade. Jobbing and wholesale
trade Is of a between-seasons charac
ter, Immediate jobbing business being
largely confined to small reorders to
fill depleted stocks. While business
for fall and later dates Is about fair,
the disposition Is to act conservative
ly. There Is little new In Industrial
lines, restriction of production still
being in evidence in most lines of
manufacture and in building activity
Is less marked than a year ago.
Failures for the week were 223.
Wheat exports for the week aggre
gate 1,538,478 bushels. Corn exports
for the week are 907,036 bushels.
Duns Weekly Review says: The
volume of business continues below
producing capacity, yet the trend Is
unquehtionably for the better and the
movement promises to quicken as tne
crops approach nearer harvest. H Is
noticeable that optimistic trade re
ports come from centers close to the
agricultural sections. Further 1m
provement appears In Iron and steel
st a time when quietness usually pre
vails, and tho bookings of the leading
producer are Increasing.
OPPOSES TARIFF TINKERING
Believed President Will Veto Farmers'
Free List and Wool Measure.
Providence, R. 1., June 24. Two of
the flourishing cities on Narragansttt
bay were visited by President Taft.
fhe presidential yacht Mayflower
brought him first to Fall River as one
of the closing features of that city's
cotton industry centennial, and later
the yacht steamed over to Providence,
where the president toured the city
and spoke on his favorite public topic,
Canadian reciprocity, at the Conserva
tive club banquet.
The president later sailed for New
York on the Mayflower.
The president Is not worrying par
ticularly about things In Washington,
and in spite of predictions freely made
in the last few days, is still convinced
that the reciprocity bill will pass
with a good majority.
There is not much doubt In the
minds of his friends as to what Mr.
Taft would do If congress insisted up
on passing the farmers' free list bill
nnd the woolen bill. He has asserted
many times that revision of the tariff
will be based upon scientific data ob
tained by tho tariff board. That data
will not be available until December
and the president's attitude has not
changed. He still is opposed to what
he believes Is "unscientific tariff tin
German Societies Meet in Kansas City,
Kansas City, June 24. Members of
German societies from Illinois, Ne-
OrHNKH, IUWH, VUIWIHIIU, rVUIintIB BIIU
Missouri have arrived here to attend
the Krels Turnfest, given under the
auspices of the Kansas City Soclaler
Chlcagoan Heads Live Stock Exchange
Sioux City. Ia., June 24. E. H.Rng
wersen of Chicago was elected presi
dent of the National Live Stock ex
change In convention here. Itulland,
Ore., will get the next meeting, al
though Chicago also Is a bidder.
A drought of seven weeks' duration
was hroken at Leavenworth, Kan., by
a heavy rain.
The Chicago board of trade Arm of
W. H. Lake & Co. suspended business,
owing to embarrassments In the south
west. Mrs. Dell Neel Spaete, a young au
thor and playwright, went Insane In
Boston over the arrest of her husband
Sixty five children who ate Icecream
at a picnic at a resort near San Ber
nardino. C'nl., are suffering from pto
('!( V. Fitzgerald, under Indict
ment on a thr;e of unhealing $173,
0o fieri (!, I'nitpd States subtrcas-
liri tl t f'll! iifn i1nu4.i1 nr. CTi.tt... V.
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DP B1ADV PA LU
I lllitinill UhLLLU
FOR AUGUST 15
Executive Oltice at Lincoln Is
MORTENSEN-FURSE CASE ENDS
No Cognizance Taken of Controversy
Over Railway Commissioner Three
Judges ef Supreme Court and Two
Regents to Be Named.
Lincoln, June 24. A proclamation
calling for holding a primary election
In the state of Nebraska was issued
from the executive office.
While the law requires that such
proclamation shall be Issued at least
sixty days before holding the election
the fact that this comes out at this
time, It is not thought will react upon
the activities of any prospective can
didates. The official proclamatioi
calls for the primary election on the
third Tuesday In August, which this
year falls on the 15th.
Three Judges of the state supreme
court, two regents of the state unlver
slty and one railway commissioner tc
fill a vacancy are the state offices fot
which candidates will he selected at
that time. This announcement meane
that the governor recognizes the ac
tion of Governor Shallenbergpr in ar
pointing W. J. Furse to a place on
the railway commission and means
that the Mortensen-Furse controversy
is at an end.
More Assessment Figures.
Abstracts of county assessments foi
1911 received by the state board ol
equalization show very little difference
from the assessments of last year.
Dakota county returns a total valua
tlon of J2.589.283 this year and re
turned $2,615,975 last year. Dixon
county this year returns $4,077,420 and
leturned $4,127,806 last year; Franklin
county this year reported $3,673,103
and last year reported $3,597,403;
Chase county has returned $1,041,321
as the valuation for this year, as com
pared with $l,Or5,645 last year; Grant
county has assessed property at $704,-
416 this year, as compared with $702,
885 last year.
Shirt Company Pays.
The Platte Shirt company of Chi
cago. evidently acting on Its tele
graphic promise to pay the state what
It owes for rcnvlct labor, started to
lond a car of shirts preparatory tn
shipping th car out of the peniten
tlary vards. The state officers again
directed the prison offlclnls to permit
none of the shirts to be shipped out
of the yards till the company pays Its
debt to the state. Later Secretary of
State Walt, received a draft from the
company for $4,350.77, the amount
which the company will owe July 1 for
convict labor. Secretary Wait then
gave permission for the shipment of
FARM LAND SOLO AT AUCTION
Rumerv Estate in Custer County
Brings Nearly $47,000.
Broken Bow, Neb., June 24 One ol
the largest court sales of real estate
ever recorded In Custer county oc
c-urred when the Suel C. R. Rumery
estate of 1,160 acres was sold by Ref
eree William Pursell of Mason City
The Rumery land is in the vicinity of
Mason City and consisted of 1.1C0
acres. The heirs could not divide sat
Isfactorily and the referee's sale was
nr.if.roH bv the district court. The
total sale price of the 1.160 acres wis
$16,480. being divided as follows: The
heirs bid In 680 acres at $30,710; Hen
ry Mnrk, a farmer near Mason City,
purchased 160 acres at $7,000; William
Dickerson of near Mason City bought
forty acres nt $1,010; W. T. Shaffer ot
Mason City bought eighty acres at $4,
120; Frank Dobehs of Mason City
bought 200 acres at $4,000. Seven
heirs share In the estate.
Wymore Man Held In Jail.
Nentrlce, Neb., June 24. D. J. Col
lins wns arrested at Wymore and
bound over to the district court on
he charge or holding up Oustave
Rauer, a farmer, and robbing him of
$26. Rauer was severely beaten and
Identified Collins In court as his as
iallant. In default of $1,000 bail Col
lins was lodged In the county jail here.
Morehead Grant, Requisition.
Lincoln, June 24 Acting Governor
Morehead granted a requisition from
the governor of Oklahoma for the re
turn of A. L Stehllk to that state,
where he Is charged with defrauding
a Duncan bank out of $200, alleging
that he had funds In a Crete (Neb.)
Famous Nebraska Jockey Dead.
Lincoln. June 24. Word wns re
celved here of the death at Santa Bar
bara. Cal.. of Tom Porter, a famous
Jockey of Hns'lngs, Neb., death being
due to a complication of diseases.
Fall From Wagon Is Fatal.
Lawrence, :sei)., June zi. lieorgs
Tappkln. ;t tuchclor living on a farm
southwest, of tMs place, fell from his
wagon on Ills way limine and was killed
Vote on Root Amendment Monday,
WRshitigton, June 24. The senate
agreed to vote next Monday on the
Hoot amendment to the wood pulp and
paper schedule of the Canadian reel
largest Vessel In
World Finishing Its
First Atlantic Run.
Photo by American Prn Association.
MORMONS IN FULL
Vice President Culler Tells of
Washington, June 24. Henry O.
Havemeyer, during all his connection
with the Utah-Idaho Sugar company,
of which Joseph F. Smith, head of the
Mormon church, Is president, never
named or suggested a director or offi
cer of that corporation, declared Vice
President Thomas R, Cutler of that
company before the house Bugar trust
committee of Inquiry.
Mr. Cutler testified that Havemeyer,
who had acquired Interests In several
of the original Mormon companies, at
first objected to their consolidation In
to the Utah-Idaho company.
"Some of the stockholders feared
that Mr. Havemeyer and the American
Sugar Refining company sought to get
control. For this reason an agree
ment was drawn up, which Mr. Have
meyer was asked to sign, providing
that the original stockholders should
name three directors, the eastern in
terests three, and these six a seventh
"Mr. Havemeyer agreed to the pro
posal, I suggested several names, and
he accepted them, so that I really
named the six directors, ail western
"I asked Mr. Havemeyer next about
the seventh man, or who should be
president. I told him that, If agreeable
to him, we would very much desire
that the president of the Mormon
church be president of tho company
'"All right, Mr. Culler,' Mr. Have
meyer at once replied. 'That Is all
right, Just tho thing.' President Smith
was named president of the company
and Mr. Havemeyer never afterward
suggested an officer or director."
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Cincinnati 30 1 0 2 0 20 8 11 4
Geyer-Hlfss; Kcefo Mclean.
At Pittsburg: R.II.K
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Chicago 000 0 00 3003 8 2
Adams Gibson; Colo-Archer.
At Philadelphia: R.H K
Philadelphia . . .0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
RoHton 000000000 0 10 1
Bums Moran; Purdue Kllng.
At Detroit: R.H.E
Detroit 000 003 1 0 4 8 1
Cleveland 1 0000010 02 4 2
Works Stanage; Young Fisher.
At Boston First game: R.II.K.
Boston 0 00 6 0 0 1 0 7 9 4
Philadelphia . . .0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 12 2
Wood Nunamaker; Coombs I jipp
Second game: It.H.R,
Boston 0 0060001 6 10 5
Philadelphia ...3 0 1 00 00004 7
At New York: R.II.K
New York 00000210 3 H 1
Washington ....0 0002000 02 5
Qulnn-Sweeney ; Johnson-Street.
At Sioux City: R.H.E.
Denver 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 15
8loux City. ...1 1 00 5 0 30 10 16 1
Horrls-McM array; Wllson-Towne.
At Des Moines: R.II.K.
Des Moines. . ..00 0 0 1 1 000 2 6
Pueblo ; 0 2 3 0 0 9 1 2 017 17
Benz I'ltowskl; Jarnlgan demons.
At Omaha: R.II.K
Omaha 100 100 0(10 000 0125 14
Topekn 000 000 002 000 0114 9
Robinson Arliogast; Cook Hawkins
At St Joseph: R.H K
Lincoln 0 0000020 0 2 7
fct. Joseph 3 0 1 0 1 7 4 0 16 18
Farthing St ra I ton; Hanlfan -Gossett,
Nebraska State League.
At Superior: R.II.K.
Grand Inland.. .1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 07 11 2
Superior 0 1 0 1 0000 02 3 6
Ilartman Jokerst; Arvher Simcox.
At York: R.H K.
Columbus 0 20 0 1 200 05 9 3
York 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 -7 12 1
KIfscII Agncw; Wilkin, Stuart.
ASSURED THE BIG GELE
WIN HERE OH
All Arrangements Perfected to Entertain a Large Crowd of People
Who are Always Assured a
The Rei Mm have completed
heir program fur one of I he host
elcbrationa (he cily of Plat t s-
mouth has yet been able to pre
sent to Iho visiting public. The
American eagle- will scream
oudor anil firecrackers pop loud
er anil patriotism run higher and
the fireworks burn brighter than
they ever did before on the
Fourth of July. The Fourth In-
antry Regimental band from
Fort Crook will furnish the music
or the occasion, and if the peo
ple who come to Platttiinouth on
this" occasion fail to enjoy the
day it will certainly not. be tho
fault of tho Red Men's committee,
who have prepared the program
There arc only two other eole-
irntions in the county, and there
8 always a reason for coining to
the county seat, aside from the
entertainment expected on tho
Fourth, and the writer will miss
his guess if the Red Men do not
ring the biggest crowd to the
city that has been hero for many
The program, consisting of
music and speaking, will be given
from the court house square, and
everyone who cares to hear can
do so, and there will bo no weary
ramping from tho, park back
and forth to see tho different at-
ractions, but every number on
the program will bo given on
Main street, except, (ho sham
mttle, and possibly (ho fire
works. Tlelow we give tho pro
gram in full as completed to
Goes to Deadwood.
From Friday", Dally.
Ed Spies departed this after
noon for Deadwood. whore ho will
go to work as a mahinist for tho
Norlhwexlern Railway company.
He has been occupying a similar
position at Missouri Valley, Iowa,
but was transferred to Dead
wood this week.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the nomination of the
office of sheriff, subject to the de
cision of the voters at the coming
primary. I ask them to place me In
nomination on the democratic ticket
D. C. Rhoden.
Mr. W. I. Snow, formerly
Iraughlsman for the Hiirlington,
has severed his relations with tho
company and will embark in
other business. Mr. Snow has
been with tho Hiirlington for
YOU may think that patriotism and.
good clothes have nothing to do with each other,
but the element to loyalty to one's country may be
Good Time in Plattsmouth.
Music by Fourth Infantry
10:30 A. M.
Parade Cal-a-thumpian Band;
Prizes for Host Costume, $3,
$2 and $1; Host Decorated
Auto, Prizes $5 and $3.
1 1 :00 A. M.
Music by Hand, "Columbia."
Reading of Declaration of Tn
depondonce, by J. E. Douglass.
Natioal Anthem by Chorus,
i 2:00 Noon.
1:30 P. M.
Hoys' Dicyclo Race, 200-Yard
Dash; Prizes $1.50 and $1.
2:00 P. M.
Fat Man's Race; Prize $2
2:30 P. M.
Whislling Race; Prizes $2 and $1.
3:00 P. M.
Cirls Race; Prizes $1, 75 ami
3:30 P. M.
Hoys' Three-Legged Race; Prize
$1.50, $i and 50 Cents.
4:00 P. M.
Wrestling Match Cass County's.
Champion and David City's
Champion; Purse $25.
5:00 P. M.
Sham Halite Indians and
7:00 P. M.
Classical Concert Regimental
8:30 P. M.
drand Exhibition of Fireworks.
New Telephone Directory.
Tho Plattsmouth Telephone
Company are preparing to issue a
new directory in the very near
future, and all parties con
templating1 placing 'phones in
their residence or piace of busi
ness are requested to do so now
and get their name in tho now di
rectory. Tho copy for the new
book will go to the printer in a
The Plattsmouth Telephone Co.
J. If. Karris of near Murray,
accompanied by his brother,
Mark Karris, of Tut t ic, Oklahoma,
were in the city today. Mr. Mark
Karris arrived from Oklahoma a
few weeks ago. lie reports crop
conditions in his locality as very
.bad. The drouth has injured
every kind of crops. Hut in other
localities there has been more
jain and corn is looking well
where there has been more
applied to the selling of
good clothes; and we're try
ing to apply it to our busi
ness. The right sort of a
patriot makes the coun
try's interest his interest;
the right sort of a business
man makes his customer's
interest his interest.
Every time we sell a suit
of clothes we serve the best
interests of the man who
buys them. You pay a fair
price for them; and we
make a profit on them; the
question of price and profit
are less important to either
of us than the question o
value given and received.
Suits from $10 to $35
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