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Horlej'C Mother Comes From
Kansas City lor Trial.
FAMILY IS EXTREMELY POOR.
Jury Secured to Try Albert prince on
Charge of Murdering Deputy Warden
Davis James Cathers Bound Over
on Peace Warrant.
Lincoln, April 25. Mrs. Alice Rani
soy, mother of Charles Morley, the
convict who is to be tried after the
Prince case is concluded for the kill
ing of Warden Delahunty and others,
arrived in Lincoln and will remain
until after the fate of her son Is set
tled. She lives near Kansas City and
the family is poor, the money to send
her here absorbing practically all their
Contrary to expectations, a Jury was
obtained to try Albert Prince, the
state and defense each waiving per
emptory challenges. The opening
statements were concluded. William
Prince, a brother of the defendant,
who lives In New York, Is here to at
tend the trial.
Cash Running Low.
The state treasurer has been able
to take care of all warrants up to the
present, but unless county treasurer's
remit more promptly in the future
than in the past he will soon be short
of money to take them up, and It will
be necessary to register them. The
warrant issue has been heavy since
the first of the year and with the
commencement of the building season
they will be still heavier. Since the
January settlement with the county
treasurers the remittances from these
officials has been less than half as
large as last year. Whether this is
due to simple neglect to remit or the
slow payment of taxes, the state treas
urer is unable to say definitely, but is
of the opinion tax collections have
been light. There does not appear to
be any permanent relief for the treas
ury situation until the July settlement
with the treasurers, which will Include
the land taxes, which become delin
quent May 1.
Wealthy Farmer Bound Over.
James Cathers, a wealthy farmer
near Hallam, was bound over to the
district court on a peace warrant. In
January he and Elden W. Reeves,
agent for the Rock Island road, had a
fight, in which Cathers got the worst
of it, having a severely cut hand. At
that time, it is charged, he asserted
: ne would try conclusions again as
soon as his band got well Reeves,
-noting that the wound had about
healed, swore out the peace warrant
being perfectly satisfied with the out
come of the first encounter and hav
ing no desire to try it over.
Candidates in Lancaster.
Complete unofficial returns from ev
ery precinct In Lancaster county show
that Henry V. Hoagland and John T.
Marshall are the Republican candl
dates for state senator. It Is experfd
a week will be required to complete
U. P. PLANS FOR WIRELESS
'Will Be Used for Dispatching Trains
and Conducting Business.
Omaha. April 25. Active operations
looking toward the establishment of a
wireless system to be used in disoatch
Ing trains and transacting business of
the Union Pacific have been com-
The antennae will be located on the
headquarters building, the top of the
mast rising forty or fifty feet above
the roof, or about 325 feet above the
curb line. Power will be supplied by
the engines and dynamos in the hnlld
Ing It Is estimated that gram waves
can be sent through the air a distance
of from 1.500 to 2.000 miles with the
power at hand.
As the Morse code is used messages
tan be understood by all of the rail
road wire operators. Thus, to com
plete a wireless svstem between Oma
"ha and Ogden. It will only be neces
sary to Install receiving instruments
at stations alonsr the line An at
1empt will re made to have It In oper
ation by July 1
Killed With Scale Weight.
Fulleiton. Neb., April 25. James
"WeatherBtone. a farmer residing ten
wiles north of town, died at his home
from the effects of a wound on the
nenti received rroni a scale weight
thrown by John R. Hack of Belgrade
on the evening of April 13 Hack
threw the wet-,M at a third partv.
whom h missed and ntnuk Weather
ttone on the head. Hack has been ar
rested. Beit Seed Delivered.
Lexinston, Neb., April 25. The
Union Pacific Railroad compnnv dellv
ered to bcrt growers 15.000 pounds of
sugar heef sped to be planted uear
Ixlnetor The eed was shipped
from Germany to the American Beet
Sugar rnmpatiy at Grand Island This
will plant about 1.500 acres of beets.
Woodmen Bill Passed by Illinois House
Springfield. III., April 25. With the
emergency clause stricken out the bill
prohibiting an Increase In Modern
Woodmen rates until Jan. 1, 1915,
passed the house by a vote of 83 ayes
to 6 nays. The bill, If It passes the
senate, will become effective Julr 1.
We are now handling a complete
line of coal. Call and let us quote you
prices for your fall and winter coal.
We handle wheat, oats, corn and
chop of all kind?.
Ind. Telephone 297
Nelson Jean & Go,
Graduate Vetincary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Phone 378 White, Plattsmouth
Keep Your Mother Posted.
Considerable excitement pre
vailed in one of the prominent
households of this city yesterday
evening when a certain young
lady failed to arrive homo im
mediately after her working hours
were over. It is reported that she
met a gentleman friend and pro
ceeded to enjoy a little stroll, per
haps down to the popular pleasure
journey, the "Big Muddy." Some
time after the hour of her usual
arrival at home the good mother
became alarmed and started the
telephone to working, fearing
some accident, or that she might
have been locked up in her place
of employment and unable to get
out. We believe that it would
prove a good plan to keep the
mother better posted in the
Byrum's Special in Town.
Superintendent Hyrum of Chi
cago and other officials of the
Burlington road, together with
the company's engineers, came in
from Omaha on Mr. Byrum's
special train this morning about
7:30 and went immediately to
Fulsome, on the Iowa side, to in
spect the damage the river is do
ing to the K. C. proper there.
Yesterday the bridge force loaded
every old box and flat car that
could be found with slone and the
cars were kicked into the washout
and went down with their loads.
The washout is coming danger
ously near the track, and Mr.
Byrum and the engineers may de
vise a method to stop the en
croachment of the river.
Mrs. Elliott Operated On.
Asbury Jacks was a passenger
to Omaha on the morning train
today, where he went lo visit his
(laughter, Mrs. J. V. Elliott, at
Immanuel hospital, Mrs. Elliott
having gone through a serious
operation yesterday. The physi
cian and nurse both stated that
Mrs. Elliott would pull through
all right, but her friends are
anxious about her, and Mr. Jacks
will probably remain in Omaha a
couple of days.
I I BREEDERS O
I wish to announce that all my horses
and Jack will make the season of 1012,
at my farm, 1 mile south of Mynard:
HUBERT, the celebrated
COLONEL, the great breed
ing English Shire.
PR I ZELANDER. n,
- - 7 v 11 t
thoroughbred trotting horse.
TOM. the mammoth nnro frol
TERMS ! $10.00. which ap-
i..-w bii iiuioci, anu 910 v wr me
ack, to guarantee colt to stand and
suck. All care will be taken to prevent
accidents, but owner will not be re-
nr"""" w miy mat may occur,
17. A. FIGHT
Officer of Titanic Uses Strong
Language to Employer.
DID NOT KNOW WHO HE WAS.
Chief or White Star Line Told Not to
Interfere With Handling of Lifeboat.
Harold Lowe Says Ismay Was Much
Washington, April 23. J. Bruce Is
may, chief official of the steamship
line, while on the ill fated Titanic,
was ordered away from one of the
ship's lifeboats while it was being low
ered because in his excitement he was
Interfering with the ship's officers.
Language too objectionable to be re
peated aloud in the senate inquiry
into the Titanic disaster was used by
Harold G. Lowe, the fifth officer of the
Lowe dramatically recited to the
senate investigating committee how
lie, not knowing that he was talking
to the head of the company which em
ployed him, had told Ismay to "get
to out of here so that I can work,"
while Lowe and other sailors were try
ing to lower the first lifeboat on the
starboard side of the Titanic.
Iwe declared that Ismay was not
trying to get Into the boat, but that
he was very much excited and was In
terfering with the proper lowering of
"This man (Ismay)." said Lowe,
"was greatly excited He was holler
ing, 'Lower away, lower away, lower
sway,' and I swore at him to order
Lowe said that Ismay went back
and made no reply to him. Lowe also
testified that he never would have
known this man was Ismay if he
(Ivowe) had not met a steward on
board the Carpathia. who told him
what he had done and asked him why
he "swore at Ismay."
Four Lives Saved by Lowe.
His testimony developed that with
a volunteer crew he rescued four men
from the water, saved a sinking col
Iapsible lifeboat by towing it astern
of his, and took off twenty men and
one woman frcm the bottom of an
overturned boat. Everyone of those
under his charge he landed safely on
From thtr firt to last Lowe's story
bhowed that he plajed the man. Or
dered away in charge of lifeboat No.
14, he pneked it to its capacity on the
top deck and foaring that some might
attempt to jump into it while it was
descending Uct up a fusillade from
his revolver. Once afloat, he took
charge of a flotilla of . small craft
which eventually were picked up by
the rescue ship without the loss of a
Competing In interest with the day's
testimony was the Interchange of tele
grams between Senator William Alden
Smith, chairman, and the acting pre
mler of Canada, George E. Foster.
The latter told of the docking ol
the steamer Mount Temple at Ct
John, N. H, with passengers aboard
who claim J to have seen the Titanic
sink. It wa? believed the Mount Tern
pie was the ship that was only five
miles from the White Star liner when
she took her final plunge.
Senator Smith has requested that
the depositions of the officers and the
crew of the Mount Temple be sent to
him. In addition, he accepted the of
fer of Pr. E. C. Qtiitzman of Toronto
to appear before the committee. Dr.
Quitzman wag one of the passengers
who said thev saw the Titanic slik,
OLYMPIC DELAYED BY STRIKE
Three Hundred Firemen Quit Ship
Just Before Sailing Time.
Southampton, Kngland, April 25.
Three hundred of the firemen and
greasers belonging to the crew of the
Olympic struck five minutes before
the White Star liner was due to sail
for New York. The men deserted the
ship In a body. They gave as their
reason for striking that the collapsible
lileboats installed on the vessel wen
Commander Clarke offered to take
men, explaining that It was Impossible
to procure wooden lifeboats In time.
He assured them that he had previous
ly officially examined all the collapsl
ble boats and was satisfied with them
Comamnder Clarke offered to take
the Olympic outside the harbor and
allow any of the crew to select any
boat or boats on board and he would
prove hy demonstration that they were
absolute !v safe.
The men refused to be convinced
and left the ship In a body. One of
them said he had punched his thumb
through the canvas of one of the new
By pressing Into service all the
available engine room hands on the
White Star nnd American liners in
port, tho Olympic was able to proceed
down Southampton water, where the
officials declared the requisite com pie
ment of firemen, greasers and crew
were waiting and that It would soon
begin Its voyage.
Four Bibles Born to Farmer's Wife.
Alpena, Mich., April 25 Flour chil
dren, two boys and two girls, were
born to Mrs. E. Kenskl, who lives at
Posen. The four are healthy. The
father Is a farmer and the couple
have one other child.
; WIRELESS HEROES.
H. T. Cottam of Carpathia
And H. S. Bride of Titanic,
' Who Told Graphic Stories.
f hoto ,3 mi, American Prw Aocltlon.
Sermon is Preached by Arch
bishop Keane of Dubuque .
Providence, R. I., April 25. Rev.
Austin Dowling, until recently rector
of the Cathedral in this city, was con
secrated bishop of the newly formed
diocese of Des Moines, la. This was
the third time In a quarter of a cen
tnry that the solemn and impressive
ceremonies attending the consecration
of a bishop of the Catholic church has
been witnessed In the Cathedral.
The distinguished jubllarlan of Prov
idence was the consecrating bishop.
Rt. Rev. James Davis, bishop of the
diocese of Davenport, la., was the
senior asslsttant consecrating bishop
and Rt. Rev. LouIb S. Walsh, bishop
of the diocese of Portland, Me., was
the junior assistant consecrating bish
op. Several bishops of the New En
eland states, who are numbered among
the personal friends of Bishop Dow
ling, were present in the sanctuary.
The sermon was preached by the
Most Rev. James John Keane, arch
bishop of riibiique, la., and metropol
itan of the ecclesiastical province of
Dubuque, of which the diocese of Dea
Moines is a Ritffraean Bee.
PARIS AUTO BANDITS BUSY
Shoots Two Detectives and Succeed
In Making Their Escape.
Paris, April 25. One more crime
was added to the long list of those re
contly committed by the gang of ban
dit anarchists which Is terrorizing
Paris. Assistant Superintendent
Jourin of. the Paris detective depart
ment was shot dead and his comrade,
Chief Inspector Colmar, was seriously
wounded while trying to arrest one
of the gang named Gallot at Petit
Ivry. a suburb of Paris.
Tho bandit, after shooting the de
tectives, succeeded in escaping, al
tnough he was pursued by a number
of policemen and civilians. It is be
lieved he was wounded by one of the
Another double murder was that of
an aged man and his wife, who, In
January, were beaten to death in the
village of Thlals, on the Seine, and
has been traced definitely to the same
i?ang of bandits, and this brings the
number of their vIctiniB to more than
MOORE FUCCEEDS WALKER
Elected Chairman of Rock Island
New York, April 25. Directors of
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
Railway company elected William H.
Moore, chairman of the executive com
mittee, succeeding Robert H. Walker.
Mr. Walker also retired from the po
sltlon of general counsel, having en
tered a law firm which will act as
eastern rounsel of the Rock Island
E. C. Dillard was elected vice presi
dent and general counsel of the Chi
cago, Rock Island and Pacific, with
headquarters In Chicago. Edward C.
Moore was elected president of the
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail
road company (of Iowa), with head
quarters In Chicago.
Beach Comes Back to Answer Charge.
New York, April 25. Frederick O.
Beach and Mrs. Reach reached here on
the steamer Kaiser W'ilhelm II. from
a trip abroad, where Mr. Beach learned
that he was wanted In Aiken, 8. C,
for trial on the charge of having at
tacked Mrs. Beach there on Feb. 26
General Grant's Daughter Arrives.
New York, April 25. Princess Can
tacuzone. daughter of the late Major
General Frederick D. Grant, reached
here on the steamship Kaiser Wllhelm
II. to attend the fQorl of her father
Try to Find Common Ground (or
Roads and Men.
KNAPP FAVORS ARBITRATION.
Eastern Lines Want Entire Subject of
Wages of Men In Train Service
Thrashed Out Before a General Ar
New York, April 25 Charles P.
Neill, United States labor commis
sioner, and Judge Martin A. Knapp of
the United States commerce court
took up the work of mediation be
tween the fifty railroads east of Chi
cago and north of the Potomac river
and the engineers over the question
of increased wages.
There are indications that tho rail
roads will suggest that the whole mat
ter be threshed out before a general
arbitration board in the same manner
that the anthracite coal situatiou was
The demands of the engineers it
was generally reported aro to be fol
lowed by demands for increased
wages by other railroad employees and
a general arbitration board would be
able to bring out a settlement of these
possible wage problems.
Commissioner Nell! will confer with
the railroad officials to ascertain their
position and reasons for refusing the
demands for increased wages and to
learn what form the .railroads desire
the proposed arbitration to take. Later
Commissioner Nelll or Judge Knapp
will confer with the engineers. A
comparison of the positions of both
sides will then be possible and the
mediators will then know whether It
will he necessary to submit the whole
matter to an arbitration board or not.
SETTLEMENT IN SIGHT
Operators Will Raise Wages and the
Price of Coal.
New York, April 25. The subcom
mittee which la arranging the terms
of settlement In the anthracite situa
tion has raised the wage Increase, It
Is reported from 5 per cent to 5.26 per
cent and may further Increase it. It
is said that the operators will agree
to abolish the conciliation board and
bubstltute a plan by which grievances
will be settled directly with the men.
The sliding scale will remain In
force, but the base, It Is reported, will
be Incresaed from $4.50 to $4.75.
The operators are said to have la
formed the miners' committee of their
intention to raise the price of coal. It
is further stated there will be no
eight-hour day and no other conces
sions. Tart Victor In New Hampshire.
v Concord, N. H., April 25. A revision
of the figures In the Republican elec
tion for delegates to the state and dis
trict conventions 6n April 30 was at
tempted by both the Taft and Roose
velt campaign managers, but In each
political camp the figures only served
to emphasize the victory of the presi
dent Figures at the Roosevelt head
quarters stood: Taft, 409; Roosevelt.
224, with 178 delegates to be reported.
Woman's Suffrage for Alaska Loses.
Washington, April 25. Woman suf
fra$e for Alaska was defeated In the
house by a tie vote. Representative
Mann of Illinois, Republican leader,
offered an amendment to the Alaskan
home rule bill giving woman the right
to vote. A rising vote showed a tie,
29 to 29. and a vote of tellers again
produced a t'e. 41 to 41. Tho amend
ment was declared lost.
Problems of Grocers.
Oklahoma City, Okla., April 25.
How to defeat the proposed parcels
poet, amend the laws relating to ex
emptions, bankruptcy and collections,
and to be able to purchase commod
ities from the manufacturers as cheap
ly as they are sold to the mall ordr
j houses, are some of the problems be
fore the National Association of Retail
Grocers, In convention here.
Weatlnghouuae Company Cuts Melon.
Pittsburgh, April 25 Stockholders
of the Westlnghouse Air Brake com
pany voted unanimously to approve
the proposition of the board of di
rectors to Increase the capital stock
from 114,000,000 to $20,000,000. Later
the board voted to distribute the stock
by a 33 1-3 per cent stock dividend.
Dr. Pearson Dying.
Chicago, April 25 Dr. D. K. Pear
son, ninety two years old. who has
given away more than $5,000,000 to
colleges, was reported to be dying of
pneumonia. Physicians at his bedside
at a sanitarium at Hinsdale. III., said
the aged philanthropist probably would
not survive the day.
Cruiser Maryland Struck by Torpedo.
Los Angeles, April 25. The United
States cruiser Maryland was struck
by a torpedo during torpedo practice.
The torpedo is said to have pierced
one of the plates, flooding a compart
ment. Tho Maryland Is Inside the
breakwater and has a decided list to
Four Bank Robbers Escape After Fight
Fort Smith, April 25. After a two
hours' running fight with a posse of
citizens, four robbers, who had blown
open the vault In the Bank of Midland,
escaped with their loot, about $8,000.
L vo Stock Dealer
is ready to make you the most liberal
otTer on anything you have for sale in
the stock line.
Get His Prices Before Selling
8 Miles South of Plattsmouth
(the Old Martin Farm)
has installed a Saw Mill on his place,
and is prepared to furnish hard lum
ber of all kinds, posts and chunk
tor All orders promptly filled, and
Stork Visits O. P. Monroe.
O. P. Monroe wore a broad
smile yesterday morning and
looked as if he was going: to hand
out the cigars to every fellow who
came along, and when asked the
reason for his hilarious conduct
remarked: "Have you seen my
baby?" Of course no one had. He
then remarked to the inquiring
friend, "Just follow me." Then
O. 1'. conducted the parly back
through his store to the stairs
lending to bis dwelling above,
passed these, went on through the
back yard to the barn and there
smilingly exhibited one of the
finest little rolls in the city. The
colt is a thoroughbred, with limbs
like a deer, and we have no doubt
will make a record when O. P.
Improvements on East Main.
C. V. Baylor, the enterprising;
coal and ice man, has made some
valuable improvements in his
yards, and is making still more.
Two fine new ice houses, with a
capacity of forty tons each, have
just been built and nicely painted.
These are full of ice and already
Mr. Haylor is supplying a large
retail trade from them. In addi
tion to the ice houses he is re
building his coal sheds, placing
new foundations under them, new
roofs over I hem and painting;
them up in a neat and tasty man
ner. John Lindeinann and Wil
liam Howland are doing the car
Dr. Fricke Promoted.
Dr. Albert Fricke of Omaha has
just been commissioned as first
lieutenant of the Medical Reserve
Corps, U. S. A., at Fort Crook. His
duties will be to look after the
government sick at Fort Crook
when the regular physicians are
called away. The commission is
a nicely engraved diploma and is
signed by the president of the
board, Dr. Delaney. Dr. Fricke's
Plattsmouth friends congratulate
him on his good fortune and we
are sure the board has made, no
mistake in appointing him (0 this
important post. 44
Buys Five Hundred Heaters.
J. C. Peterson, the fruit grow
er, is unloading 500 beaters to
day, which will be placed in his
orchard this spring' should the
frost threaten the fruit crop. The
fuel used in (he healers will be
crude oil, each heater holding
three gallons of the fuel. The cx
perls estimate that fifty healers
will protect an acre of trees. Mr.
Peterson does not propose lo have
his fruit crop blighted by frost it
by the expenditure of a reasonable
sum of money he can prevent it.
Burlington Band Dance.
The Burlington band is pre
paring to give another one of their
pleasant dances on the evening of
May 3. Those who have attended
these pleasant occasions are well
aware of what is in store for
them and will sure be in attend
ance. The music will be furnish
ed by tho M. W. A. orchestra,
which end of the program is sure
' to be a success.
The Best Flour in the
Market. Sold by all
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