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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1912)
-Curtain Scrims and Netts-
We are showing a complete line of Scrims, and
Netts, Lace Curtains and Draperies.
PRICES FROM 15 TO 50c PER YARD
J THE WEATHER.
.j..jK hHH' M-M W-1-M
The ri-nillnRs tlow nre tafcen at the
BurllnKton depot, where the ther
mometer 1h placed undor conditions
Hlmllar to tlioip iiHcd by tlie United
Mates weather bureau:
Temperatures In Plattsmouth.
8 a. m. . . . :t i 1 l. ni 45
10 a. ni of j 2 it. m 50
For Nebraska Fair and wann
er Monday. Tu-sday, fair; wann
er in cast and south portions.
The Baby Is Named.
Frank l.ili.Tshall Has fieen
worried .sonn-v lial the. past three
days as to what his new daughter
should he rhrirdened. The lady
clerks in I lie courl house have
each signified their willingness to
lmy the young l.idy a "new frock"
provided she ii pennil.ted to wear
their cognomen. Frank says this
is what her name would he if ho
should listen to all the sugges
tions: Jeresa Anna Mia Mary
fiertrude Jckmi' Florence Liber
shall. For fear the young lady
may not care for so many
cuphoneous names, he has decid
ed to name her lor her two grand
mothers and will call her Louise
Met With Katie Whitaker.
The American Humane Educa
tion society's Hand of Mercy met
Saturday afternoon with Katie
Whittaker. There were sixteen
present. Alter the regular busi
ness session a delightful program
was rendered. Following this
program Mi Katie mtmmI some
very delicious refreshments. The
next meeting will he held on Sat
urday, April I.'i, at he home of
Miss Kllen Hell McDauiel at 2:.')0
Nearly all the Easter Hats worn
by all the best dressed women of
Plattsmouth will be from our store.
The authentic styles this season are extremely
varied and they are graceful and harmonions in
color, but more than ever, they require the skillful
individual touches that adapt them to the faces of
Miss Leona Bryant, our head designer has been
one of our most successful milliners. She is a style
authority and every hat in this department must be
absolutely correct. Her advice and aid in the se
lecting and adapting of the proper Easter Hat will
be of wonderful advantage to you.
Fanger's Department Store
V. ZUCKER, Manager
m The Home of Guaranteed Values
Has Badly Sprained Foot.
Joshua Andrews met with an
accident this morning wliilw
wheeling cinders from the boiler
room at, the Hurlinglon shops to
a car, which resulted in a badly
sprained right ankle. Mr. An
drews had reached I lie platform
with a wheelbarrow load of cin
ders when by some mischance he
toppled oir, wheelbarrow and all
falling about six feet to the
ground. He alighted on his right
foot iu such a way as to turn the
ankle, making a very painful in
jury. Mr. Andrews will be off
duty for some days.
Sells Barber Business.
William Cook has sold his in
terest in the postolllce barber
shop to A. A. Hudson, the genial
gentleman who has been with An
ton Trility for almost a year. The
new firm will be composed of H.
II. Kuhney and A. A. Dodson, and
will be styled Kuhney & Dodson.
Itolh of them are skilled workmen
and can do as neat a job of ton
sorial work as can be done any
where. Mr. Cook has not signified
what he will do.
Will Celebrate Anniversary.
It had been expected to cele
brate the sixth annual recurrence
of the date of the organization of
the Y. M. II. C. of the Methodist
church this evening, but the mat
ter has been postponed until one
week from tonight, April 8th,
when the boys will be entertain
ed with a suitable program and
enjoy n little feed and have a cele
bration in keeping with the oc
casion. Miss Mildred Halser received a
message from her home at Far
iiam, Nebraska, this morning in
forming her of the serious illness
of her mother. Miss Halser de
parted for her home at once.
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. Ilamsel and son, William,
and daughter, Ella, of Seward, ac
companied by William Hamsel,
their uncle from (iermany, ar
rived yesterday and visited II. M.
Soerinichsen and family until this
morning, when they went to
Henry Kaufman's home to visit
for a time.
K. J. Mougey, from near Union,
was in the city a few hours Wed
nesday evening, coming down
from Omaha and remaining until
the midnight train to return home,
lie had been to Omaha with some
stock. He paid the Journal ollice
a brief visit, renewing for his
William Mark of Union was m
the city a few hours yesterday
evening, coming down from Oma
ha on No. 2, and returning home
at midnight over the M. P. He
bad been up in the northern part
of the stale looking after some
business mailers. Mr. Mark tells
us that himself and Mrs. Mark
will soon go to Kxcelsior Springs,
Missouri, where they will remain
a few weeks, and where Mr. Mark
expects to gain relief from stom
ach trouble, with which he has
been ailing for some time.
From Saturday's Dally.
P. II. Meisinger of Cedar Creek
visited Plaltsinoulh friends to
day and looked after some items
(i. G. Meisinger and wife of
Cedar Creek came in this morning
on No. 4, which was somewhat
late, owing to floods.
J. M. Meisinger of Eight Mile
(Srove was a Plattsmouth visitor
this morning, having boarded No.
i for the. county seat.
Charles Hoedeker, James Mc-
Kelley and William Oliver of
Murray were in the city this
morning looking after business
William Fight and William Oil-
lispie of near Mynard visited
Plaltsinoulh ' friends today, in
spite of the bad condition of the
Waller Vallery of near Mynard
transacted business in Plalts
inoulh today, having come in lo
visit for a short lime with his
John Freidrich of Pekin, Il
linois, arrived this morning lo
visit his cousin, Commissioner
M. L. Friedrich, of this cily, for
William Puis, sr., of Mt. Pleas,
ant, drove in from his farm today
and interviewed his numerous
friends and attended the sale at
(ieorge and Philip Hild of Mt.
Pleasant precinct were Plalts
inoulh visitors today, having come
in lo look after important busi
Oeorge Hates drove in from
Cedar Creek this morning and
complained that he had never
seen (he roads in as poor con
dition for traveling over.
Emil Meisinger and Robert
Mark drove in from the Meising
er home this morning. They re
ported the water on the Platte,
bottom at their place as doing no
damage and running down.
William Wcrhbein and family
of Eight Mile drove precinct
drovo in over some pretty bad
roads yesterday and looked after
business matters in tho cily, as
well as visiting friends for a
Julius Pitz, one of the demo
cratic candidates for the nom
ination for county commissioner,
drove in from his farm today.
Julius remarked that the roads
were washed badly in some places,
leaving ditches that are almost
Robert Wilkinson, the veteran
milcioneer of Dunbar, came up
from Union last evening, where
he cried a sale for Miles Chilcotl
yesterday. Everything sold well
and stock of all kinds brought
good prices, the sale amounting
to .$2,200. "Hob" came to
Plattsmouth to cry the sale of
Charles Martin's livery stock this
We mix chop to suit you. Our
chop is always fresh, as we grind
every day. Give us your order for
Wheat, Oats, Corn and Chop!
Ind. Telephone 297
Nelson Jean & Go.
CREST OF PLATTE
Worst of Three Days of High
Water is Over.
MANY BRIDGES HIVE GONE.
But One Railroad Bridge Remains
Across Pltte River Train Service is
Demoralized No Effort is Being
Made to Run Freight Trains.
J No freight trains to the west are T.
J Water in the Eikhorn rises four
ftvt in two hours. j
j Lint one wagon bridge is left
standing over tho 1'latte river. jr
i Burlington trains run to Lincoln X
via St. Josrph. T
5 Turlington's northwest line is 4
out of commission. j
!j! Union Pacific has a washout be
jjtween Sidney and Julesburg. . J
x Rock Island to the west Is out
jjjof commission. J
Omaha, April 1 The crest of the
Platte river flood, which crippled rail
way Bervice and inundated thousands
of acres in eastern Nebraska the last
three days passed into the Missouri
river. The Platte is steadily lowering,
but water still overflows large areas
and train service Is demoralized.
The Burlington main line bridge at
Ashland, which withstood the pound
ing ice for three days, was finally put
out of commission when the west
abutment sank four feet, as a result
of the washing out of the supporting
earth. A pile driver, sent over the
bridge to repair a damaged culvert
on the east approach, is marooned be
tween the two breaks.
The Oreapolis line is under water.
U. P. Uses Northwestern Track.
The Union Pacific has restored ser
vice on one track of Its main line west
of Fremont. It is using the North
western from Omaha to Fremont and
is putting through trains over its own
line between Fremont and Grand Isl
and for the first time In four days.
The water level dropped five feet at
The water receded five feet at Valley.
Not a single life has been lost, Inso
far as srattercd reports indicate. Many
communities ore still cut off from com
munication, ho.vnrr. Numerous fam
ilies scattered fioin Fremont to Flatt3-moi-fi
are still nisio ncd in their
homes or in buildings on high ground.
A bouse at 1 on aville, fro.n which sev
eral wen takn "n Loats, Is Immersed
in water r,o tnt Jist the top of the
rcof can fcu seen.
The M's;0'.ri Pacific bridge at
Louisvll'e .tf been the nnW railroad
bridge In service across the Platte
between Grand Is'and and the Mis
souri river, a distance of 150 miles.
The flood situation throughout Ne
braska nan Improved very materially
during the last twenty-four hours, the
opinion bein? that the cooler weather
checked the flow to some extent, hold
ing hack the water from the upper
country and permitting that already
hero to run off, without Its volume be
Ing materially Increased.
Along tiie Platte and the Eikhorn
south of Fremont the water fell rap
!d'y. From Wlsner, above Fremont,
a heavy rise in the river was reported
during the afternoon. The report
stated that between Becmer and WU
ner there was a rise of four feet in
At Omaha the Missouri river was
filled with floating Ice. A gorge
formed In tho river at a point opposite
Florence lake. During hte day It
broke and there was a fall of foui
feet. The gorge ran out without doing
any damage and without throwing the
water over the bottoms.
TOM DAVIS ENGAGES LAWYER
Convict Who Murdered Another to
Lincoln, April 1. Tom Davis, the
convict who killed John Strong, anoth
er convict, has employed Allen W
Field, Jr.. to defend him. Davis re
fuses to talk concerning the affair, fur
ther than the remark he made Just
after the killing that Strong had
threatened to kill him.
Guard Number Complete.
When Major Penn, regular army In
spector of the Nebraska national
guard, made his annual Inspection of
the guard this winter, owing to In
tense cold In January -and storms In
February and March, not enough men
responded for Inspection to entitle the
state to the full federal aid appropri
ated for the guard. For the last four
days members of the guard who were
not present for Inspection have been
coming In to the adjutant general s
office and furnishing excuses for non
ftttendance. Enough of these have re
ported and excuses accepted to bring
the guard up to the required number
Seward Telephone Plant Sold.
Seward, Neb., April 1. The stock
holders of the Independent Telephone
company of Seward county voted to
Bell Its plant to the Lincoln Telephone
company. The stockholders are given
tho option of stock In the Lincoln com
pany at $10(1 a hhare for their holdings
or $90 In cash for each share. Nearly
all the stock Is held by farmers, and
many of them have decided to accept
the cash offer. The stock has been a
Rood dividend payer and there was
tntich opposition to the sale.
CLAUDE S. ALIEN.
Floyd Allen's Son, Who
Surrendered and Told
Graphic Story of Raid.
ON TRAIL OF OUTLAWS
Believed That Sldna AMen and Ed
wards Cannot Escape Posses.
Hillsvllle, Va., April 1. The cordon
ol the law Is tightening about the two
court house assassins who remain at
Empty handed, but close on the trail,
tho pooseH returned to town for a short
time and then went to the mountains
again, confident that with every exit
guarded It is only a matter of hours
when Sidna Allen and Wesley Ed
wards will be taken. Of the eight out
laws who phot up Carroll county court
house and murdered five persons they
are the only ones not jlow in jail await
ing trial. Detective Tom Felts has ar
ranged for a pack of bloodhounds from
the state prison farm.
Claude and Frlel Allen, who gave up
without a fight last week, were driven
over to the nearest railway station and
shipped to Roanoke for safe keeping.
DISTRIBUTION OF TAX
Schools in Remote Districts De
pendent on State Aid.
Kearney, Neb., April 1. Foremost
among the resolutions presented by
the resolutions committee and accept
ed by the West Central Nebraska
Teachers' association was one stating
that there was a grossly inequitable
distribution of taxes on school levies
by the railroads of the state.
A committee, consisting of Ernest
F. Monroe of Shelton, Superintendent
Wilson Tout of North Platte and
Anna Gunn of Lexington, was ap
pointed to memoralize the state de
partment of education or the state
legislature and to take such further
steps as deemed best to secure a more
equitable distribution of education's
share of the tax moneys paid by tho
railroads of the state.
The resolution Is the outgrowth
especially of conditions in western Ne
braska, where the school districts on
the railroads are In a flourishing finan
cial condition, while the more remote
districts must call for state aid.
Farmer Tpkes Shot at Another.
Deatrke, Neb., April 1. William
Curren and John Hettledge, two fann
ers living near Adams, in tho north
cast part of Gage county, quarreled
over the possession o? a farm, which
was occupied by Curren, and when
Hettledge attempt to come on the
place Curren opened fire with a shot
gun. The shots failed to tako effect
nnd Curren escaped, boarding a train
for nls old home near Table Rock.
He was captured on a train he took
Expresa Agent Are Fined.
Beatrice, Neb., April 1. For block
ing the sidewalk with empty beer
cases, Frank Collett, local agent for
tho Adams Express company, and E.
S. Jenkins of Lincoln, route agent for
the company, were each fined $3 and
costs by Judge Ellis. The "empties"
had been left In front of the express
omce aud Collett's arrest followed.
Artists Meet Death by Gas.
New York, April 1. Two artists
met death by gas. one victim being
the octogenarian, Robert Layton New
ton, nnd the other Miss Louise Scho
held. Both were well known In their
profession, Newton for his skill In
colors and Miss Schofield as a land
Teachers Elect West Point Man.
Norfolk. Neh.. April 1. The North
Nobraska Teachers' convention ad
journed here after electing the follow
ing officers: President, O. R. Bowen
of West Tolnt; vice president. J. F.
Gilliver of Bloomfield; secretary, lit
tle Robertson of Plalnvlew; treasurer,
N. A. Housel of Madison.
Leads Minnesota Educators.
Minneapolis, April 1. C. G. naker
of Albert Lea was elected president of
the Minnesota Educational association
at the closing session.
ORDERS ON RATES
Stale Railway Commissioners'
Jurisdiction at Stake.
HEARING UPIN SUPREME COURT
Two-Cent Passenger Laws Included
In Acts That Will Come in Scope of
Tribunal's Action When Finally Giv
enVital to State's Right Men.
Washington, April 1. Their bulk
and importance rank the group of
state rate cases, taken up for consid
eration today by the supreme court,
as the biggest cases to come before
that tribunal this term.
State rate laws and orders in Mis
souri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ore
gon, Minnesota, Arkansas and Ohio
will stand or fall by the decision of
the court. State rate orders in prac
tically every state of the union will be
swept out of existence If the court
finds that the orders and laws now In
question burden interstate commerce.
The record in the Missouri cases
alone covers ten thousand pages. This
represents more words than have been
Vttered In both the house and senate
during the present session of congress.
The justices are each supposed to
digest this record and the thousand
pages of briefs besides.
Two Questions Before Court.
The Minnesota cases are almost as
bulky and have been referred to as
the most comprehenslvee. The valid
ity of practically all maximum freight
rates in the states as well as the 2
cent passenger law is involved. Two
big questions are before the court.
The first, likewise, arising In cases
from the other six states, is whether
the reduction of state rates would re
quire the railroads to reduce similar
interstate rates and If such reduction
of state rates would be a burden on
Interstate commerce. The Minnesota
federal court held that it would be
such a burden. The other question Is
whether the rates confiscate the prop
erty of the railroads.
In answering the latter question in
the affirmative, the lower court adopt
ed the "reproduction cost new" of the
railroads as showing their fair value.
The state claims that was a wrong
basis. The state also objects to the
use of the gross earnings as the basis
for dividing the value between Inter
state and intrastate business between
passenger and freight rates.
Maximum Rate Laws In Point.
In the Missouri cases maximum
freight and the 2-cent passenger laws
are involve!. The federal court in
Missouri held the rates confiscatory,
but not a burden on Interstate com
merce. The controversy over valua
tion was avoided by an agreement to
regard three times the taxation valua
tion as the fair value.
The Kentucky case Involves the
constitutionality of the state railroad
commission act and the validity of re
duced rates on distilleries' supplies
from Kentucky points to Ohio Inland
cities. The railroads lost on ' both
points In the lower federal courts.
The West Virginia controversy re
lates merely to the validity of the 2
cent passenger law. The supreme
court of West Virginia held It did not
burden Interstate commerce and was
not consflcatory. Unsuccessful attacks
were made on the law because of its
penalty clause and its applicability
,nly on the steam railroads, and not
to electric railroads.
The Oregon cases are almost Iden
tical with the Kentucky cases. The
constitutionality of the Btate railroad
commission act and the validity ot
rates from Portland to other Oregon
cities In the eastern and southern
parts of the state are involved.' The
lower federal court upheld the law and
In the Arkansas cases the maxi
mum freight law and the 2-cent pas
senger law were found by the federal
district court to be confiscatory. The
valuation was placed at twice the tax
In the Ohio case the only question
involved Is the validity of a state rate
fixed by the Ohio railroad commission
on steam coal from eastern Ohio to
take Erie. Pittsburgh vein operators
objected to the rates on the Wheeling
aud Lake Erie. The railroad conten
tion Is that the freight is interstate
commerce, transhipped at Cleveland
and Huion, O., for lake cities In other
states. The railroad won below.
Two Men Killed In Holdup.
Portland. Ore., April 1. No trace
had been found by posses of a bandit
who shot George Hastings and Donald
M. Stewart in an attempt to hold up
the automobile In which they were rid
ing. Both men died. Bruce Stewart,
owne: nnd driver of the car, and Irving
Lnpton, the fourth occupant, wero
United Presbyterians to Meet.
Spokane, Wash., April 1. General
oificlals and two delegates from every
state In the union In which the denom
ination Is represented will attend the
session of the home mission board of
the United Presbyterian church of
North America In Spokane, May 15 22.
Third Set of Teeth Fatal.
Rvston, April 1. The cutting of her
third set of teeth Is held responsible
for the death of Mrs. Margaret New
man, clght ftve years old, of Chelsea.
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