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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1913)
From Tuesday's Dany.
Henry Horn of (Vilar Crook
came in this mm-nins; to i'uk af
ter some matters of business for
a short time.
1). V. Foster ami Claude Ever
ett drove up this nmrnins' from
Union to look after some matters
at the court house.
Dave Amick of Mynard came in
this morning to attend to some
trading with the merchants, as
well as visit his friends.
Hon. William DelesDernier, the
Elmwood attorney, came in this
morning to look after some busi
ness matters at the court house.
James Tipton came down this
afternoon from La Platte and
spent a few hours here looking
after some business with the mer
Miss Elizabeth Spangler and
Mrs. G. 1). Spangler and daughter,
Margaret, of Murray, were pas
sengers this morning for Omaha
to spend the day.
R. P. Pollard of Lincoln, tax
commissioner of the Ihirlington,
came down this morning to call
on the county assessor in regard
to business matters.
J. II. G. Gregory, who is now re
siding on the old McXurlin farm,
near Cedar Creek, was in the city
today foor a few hours looking
after some business matters.
J. It. Wagner of South Uend,
assessor for that precinct, came
down this morning from his home
and made his returns for the
year, being the first assessor in
the county to report.
Mrs. Levi llusterholtz and
daughter, Mrs. William Patterson,
of the vicinity of Murray, were in
the city today and called at this
oflice, at which lime Mrs. Kuslor
holtz renewed her subscript ion to
From Wednesday's Dally.
J. I). Shrador of near Murray
was in the city today looking af
ter some matters of business for
a few hours.
J. W. Thoniason of near My
nard came in this morning from
his home and was a passenger on
the early train for Omaha.
Emil Slurznegger, the mer
chant, of South Uend, came down
this morning to look after busi
ness matters at the court house.
Mrs. Ed S. Tutt of Murray was
a passenger this morning for I ho
metropolis, where she spent the
day looking after some matters i t
L. D. Iliatt, lh" Murray mer
chant, came up last evening for a
few hours In look after some busi
ness maltei-s, reluming home on
the midnight train.
Mrs. Myra McDonald of Murray
was in the city today for a few
hours, en mule from her home lo
Omaha, where she was called on
mailers of business.
P. II. Meisinger came in yester
day from his home, west of the
city, and spent several hours here
looking after business matters
withe I lie merchant s.
Oeorge M. Hild came in this
mi, ruing from his home u 'n:' My
i:!,id and departed for On. alia on
the. early Hurlinglo.i (rain, whore
he was called on mailers o' husi .
M. 11. Pollard of Xehawka, one
of the representative gentlemen
of that seel ion, came in last even
ing and visited over night in this
city, having some business mat
ters fo look after.
Oscar Carlson of Lincoln, who
has been here a few days visiting
friends, departed this morning for
his home. He was great ly pleased
with the appearance of Hie city
mid thinks it an ideal place lor a
Mrs. f. L. I.oiigwcitu was a 'pas
senger this morning for Omaha,
where she will spend the day.
J. A. Chopiu returned this after
noon from Omaha, where he was
called on some business matters.
H. Kaufman departed this aft
ernoon for Omaha to look after
some business matters for a few
W. A. fngalls returned this aft
ernoon from Omaha, where be had
been for a few days on business
Emil I.orenz was among the
visitors in Omaha today, going to
that city on the H'ternonn Tur
Mrs. William Itaird and son,
Robert, came in this afternoon on
No. 2i from Lincoln, where they
have been visiting friends.
Mrs. K. .T. Tuey and babe re
turned Ibis afternoon from
Omaha, where (bey have been
visiting for some time.
K. II. Schulhof was a passeng
er this morning on No. C for
(ilenwood, where he spent the day
looking after some business matters.
FINAL VOTE ON
LAND BILL TODAY
California leaders Plan to Force
Through Drastic Measure.
WILL FIGHT AMENDMENTS.
Effort Made to Avoid Language Deem
ed Objectionable to Japan Aliens
Now Holding Real Property Cannot
Bequeath It to Heirs Must Be Sold.
Sacramento, Cat., May 1. An open
right of way for final action in the
senate today on the Webb anti-alien
land act was prepared by the floor
leaders in the upper house, and by-
fore tonight a concrete expression of
the legislature's attitude toward Stc
retary of State Bryan's diplomatic vis
it will be at hand in the shape of a
vote on the most drastic land holding
act yet proposed.
The Webb bill, which stands on the
file as the accepted substitute for the
original Thompson-Blrdsall measure,
la due to be reached today.
A long debate is not Improbable and
a few amendments may be offered, but
'they will be resisted with the full
force of the administration leaders,
who stated that they expected the act
to be passed In Its present form.
The Webb act Is said to be more
drastic and effective In reaching the
Japanese farmers of the state than
any other proposed measure and at
the same time least objectionable of
all from an International point of view.
Senator Thompson denied that the
iwordlng of the act or any part of It
can be taken as a concession to the
objections of Secretary Bryan, and
Governor JohnRon stated that from
what he understood of the situation
the measure did not have the approval
of President Wilson.
A close study of the Webb bill
shows the full extent of the restric
tions placed upon aliens who are not
permitted to become citizens, although
the limitations are precisely those Im
posed in the existing treaties between
this country. Japan, China, and other
nations, whose subjects are ineligible.
Ir, th" case of th" Japanese they are
prohibited entirely from acquiring
land for farming or agricultural pur
poses, and It Is declared that the pas
sage of the act will put an end, not
only to the growth of Japanese farm
ing colonies, but eventually to the
Only citizen? and those eligible to
become citizens may be proprietors of
land. They may employ Japanese and
Chinese, but they cannot lease or oth
erwise give such aliens an Interest or
share in their proprietorship. Such
land as is now held by Japanese and
Chinese cannot be bequeathed to their
alien heirs. It must be sold.
M'CARTY OUTFIGHTS MORAN
Has Better of Ten Round Bout With
New York, May 1. Luther McCarty
outfought Frank Moran, the Titts
burgh heavyweight, in a ten-rouml
The fighting was at a fast pace for
heavyweights. Moran did most of tho
leading and frequently the men stood
toe to toe and swapped punches, both
receiving much punishment about the
body. McCarty relied on a hard left
to the face, but often left his guard
open, enabling his opponent to land a
strong left hook. McCarty had the
better of the first round, but Moran
evened it up in the next. In the fourth
Moran landed a straight left, drawing
blood from McCarty's nose. The fifth
was even, but McCarty took the next
two. McCarty tired in the eighth, a
left hook sending him to the ropes,
and in the ninth Moran landed several
good blows. McCarty finished strong,
landing often in the last round.
THREE BILLIONS FOR ROADS
Plan Submitted to Joint Congressional
Washington, May 1. An expenditure
of $3,ooi,00),000 for good roads, $1,
000,000,000 being Tor construction and
$2,000,000,000 for maintenance, the in-
vestment extending over a period of
fifty years, was proposed In a plan sub
mltted to the joint congressional com
mission on federal aid In the construe
tlon of post roads by former Senator
Dourne of Oregon. Senator Bourne's
proposal provides for federal and state
co-operation. He also suggests the es
tablishment of a national school of
highway and bridge engineering, from
which trained specialists In road build
ing would be supplied to the various
Militia Guards Twine Plant at Auburn.
Auburn, N. Y., May 1. Militia did
not prevent rioting at the Interna
tional Harvester company's twine
mills. There were several battles be
tween police, soldiers, deputies and
strikers. Six strikers were arrested,
three of them women. The latter
fought with all the weapons of tin ir
sex and were taken to police head
quarters biting, scratching and kick
Two Men Die In Kansas City.
Kansas City, May 1. Two men were
burned to death In a fire that prac
tlcally destroyed the annex to the
Helping Hand Institute, a cheap three,
story lodging bonne at Fourth and
Wyandotte streets. Several lodgers
were asleep In the Iniflding and It li
believed all except four eseaned.
His Work as Judge In
Denver Has Attracted
As the presiding- mnglntrHte In the fa
mous children's court In hlB home city
Judge Llndxey lias become a world wide
celebrity. He was the founder of the bl
brother movemont, whose aim Is to see
that every boy and young man "ets a
chance." He Is now In the east In the In
terest of his work.
FEDERAL FORCES ARE
TO EVACUATE JUAREZ
Troops Will Be Moved from Bor
tier City to Chihuahua.
El Paso, Tex., May 1. Federal
forces are to evacuate Juarez, opposite
this point, the most Important port of
entry on the border, and terminus of
the Mexican Central railway. Orders
to hasten to Chihuahua City, the state
capital, was received by Colonel Vas
quez, the Juarez garrison commander.
The projected movement is In keep
ing with the general order Issued
some days ago that all federal forces
in the state mobilize at Chihuahua
City, threatened by attack from the
south. Already the constitutionalists
are pressing close to Juarez from the
territory along the Rio Grande to the
east. The movement to th-a state cap
ital will be hastened by desertions
from the Juarez garrison to the insur
ants. Empty military trains arrived
at Juarez from Chihuahua City to con
vey the border town's garrison of 500
men to the state capital.
Federals at Parrall, the American
mining camp, southwest of Chihuahua
City, were also ordered to move to
the slate capital, but have been unable
to do so, owing to the almost complete
destruction of the railways.
For some days General Antonio
Rabago, military governor of the state
and commander of the northern mili
tary .one, has been accumulating food
and ammunition supplies at the state
capital, preparatory to the general
Salt Lake Firemen Quit.
Salt Lake, May 1. Every active
member of the city fire department,
except Chief Bywater, resigned be
cause of the refusal of the city com
mission to Increase their wages.
At New York: R.H.E.
Boston 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 08 14 2
New York 0 0 000 0 0 01 1 10 1
At Detroit: R.H.E
Chicago 1021012108 11 2
Detroit 0 1 00 00 1 1 0 3 11
At Philadelphia: R.H.E.
Washington ....00000000 22 5
Philadelphia . ...0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 4
At St. Louis: R.H.E,
Cleveland 0 0000000 00 6
St. Louis 0 0 00 0 0 0 2 2 5
Gregg-Carisch ; Baumgartner-Agnew,
At Brooklyn: R.H.E
Kew York 1 10 0 0 1 0 0 03 10
Brooklyn 1 0 0000 4 0 5 9
At Boston: R.H.E
Boston 000 000 001 012 9 3
Philadelphia . . . .001 000 000 001 7
At Pittsburgh: R.H.E
St. Louis 013010 0 016 10 1
Pittsburgh 0 0000000 11 7
At Chicago: R.H.E
Chicago 0 000 2 2 0 0 4 6 2
Cincinnati 00100000 2 3 6 1
..At Des Moines: R.H.E
Des Moines 10000330 7 8
Omaha 0 0002000 13 8 1
At Lincoln: R.H.E
Lincoln 00 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 10
Topeka 0 00 2 00 0 0 13 5
Knapp Carney; Richardson Hillings.
At Slnux City: R.H.E.
Sioux City 1 1 00 0 1 0 1 04 9
St. Joseph 00001001 35 9
Itrown-Rnpp; Johnson Ketter.
At Denver: R.H.E,
Denver 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 7 11
Wichita 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
Wolfgang Spahr; Stclger-Kettis.
i v :J
ARE BOWLED OVER
Efforts ol Republicans lo liter
Tarill Bill Prove Failure.
PERSONALITIES INDULGED IN.
Underwood Predicts Revenue Measure
Will Be Ready to Be Transferred to
Senate Saturday Mann Says the
Sooner Will Be the Better.
Washington, May 1. "1 think we'll
finish with the tariff bill in the house
by Saturday night," said Democratic
Leader Underwood, after an all day
debate on the iron and steel schedule.
The metal schedule is only the third
of the fourteen schedules which are
followed by the free list, the techni
calities of the administrative pro
visions and the income tax plan, and
many of the members of the house are
prepared to see the debate stretch in
to next week. Representative Gard
ner (Mass.), one of the Republican
members of the ways and means com
mittee, figured on the passage of the
measure about next Tuesday night.
But Mr. Underwood, smiling and con
fident, saw nothing to disturb the plan
for shifting the scene of tha tariff bat
tle to the senate with the opening of
next week. The plan is to have the
measure adopted within an hour after
the reading for amendments nas been
The Democrats with their over
whelming majority again bowled over
all amendments .proposed by the Re
publicans and Progressives. The ways
and means committee, however, had
ready and carried a number of its
own amendments, all of a minor char
acter, and designed to perfect the
The iron and steel schedule was
the special target of attack, and Rep
resentative Palmer (Pa.), In charge of
that schedule for the ways and means
committee, was frequently reminded
from the' Republican side of the fact
that the Bethlehem Steel company
was In his district. Representative
Mann (111.), the Republican leader,
and others charged that the duty on
ferro manganese was distinctly In the
Interest of the United States Steel
corporation, with Its numerous sub
sidiary plants, and that the enhance
ment of the value of ferro manganese
In this country, under the proposed
ndvance in rate, should be sufficient to
warrant the Pennsylvania member's
Indefinite continuance In congress.
Mr. Mann declared, however, thnt
wkUe he thought the pending bill
would be very Injurious to the coun
try, h did not bollcvc !n prolonging
the agony unnecessarily and suggested
that "as we are to have the passage in
present form, the sooner the better."
Personalities were indulged in sev
rVTADOO HAS NEW POLICY
Banks Must Pay Two Per Cent Inter.
est on Government Funds.
Washington, May 1. The fiscal sys-
tem of the United States governing de-
posits of federal funds In national
banks was revolutionized by Secretary
McAdoo of the treasury department
with an announcement that all govern
ment depositories, whether active or
inactive, would be required to pay in
terest at the rate of 2 per cent per
annum beginning June 1 upon deposits
of the government.
Simultaneously with this action the
secretary authorized an Immediate In
crease of $10,000,000 In government
deposits in the national banks, mak
ing the total $52,649,964 from which
the federal treasury will earn, under
the new Interest order, $1,053,000 an
nually. There are indications that Secretary
McAdoo intends to release still more
surplus money from the treasury
vaults, and place It In general circula.
tion through increased deposits with
the national banks.
WILL REDOUBLE EFFORTS
Suffragettes Declare Raiding of Head- j
quarters a Stupid Move.
"Paris, May 1. Chrlstabel Pank
hurst, daughter of Mrs. Ennnellns
Pankhurst, suffragette leader, and her
self a militant, said that the raiding
of the headquarters of the Women's
Social and Political union In London
and tho arrest of its officers would
merely stimulate the suffragettes to
renewed activity In their campaign to
secure "votes for women."
A. . T
iurtn ae.aun run
BOYS IN SOUTH DAKOTA
nuciuccu, a. u.t iTiajr . lb nun A
A V. . n 1 . . . a T XT,... 1 If una
Ithe open season for small boys In
this section of the state. Irvln
Crawford, a fourteen-year-old boy,
was shot In the leg Jy a rifle; J
. .Otto Dnhl, a thirteen-year-old boy, j
jwas shot in the hand by a rifle
', land Edward Kirkman was shot In T
the eye by a similar weapon.
Miller Assistant to Secretary Lane.
Washington, May 1. Secretary Lnno
announced the selection of Professor
Adolph C. Miller of Berkeley, Cal., for
first secretary of the Interior depart
ment. The nomination will bo scut to
the senate soon.
Cloudy and colder.
WORK DELAYED j
Promoters Seek Concessions'
From Railway Commission. j
EFFORTS MEET OPPOSITION,
Auto Registration for April Break!
Record Forty one Counties Fail ts
Report Terminal Tax Creamer)
Men Hold Meeting In Lincoln.
. Lincoln, May 1. Efforts of the Oma
ha, Lincoln and Beatrice Interurban
railroad to secure concessions from
the state railway commission with re
Sard to liberal allowances in thf
amounts and times proceeds from itt
6teck and bond Issues will become
available are likely to meet with op
position from the railway commission
Just now the matter is hanging fire
The companv has been given the right
to issue securities in the amount of
$3,100,000, but no provision has been
made as to when any part of this
amount will become available. The
road's officials want the matter mado
definite so that they can go ahead and
construct the line with some assur
nnce that they will have money forth
coming when they complete each part
of the work. They have asked thnt
certain parts of the entire Issue be
come available when they have tin
Ished the grading, when they have laid
the rails and Installed the necessary
electriivil appliances, when they have
ereeteu their stations and crossings,
constructed their bridges and bo on
throughout the entire course toward
the completion of the road.
The commission thus far has been
disposed to hold up on the matter on
the ground that they want to know
exactly how much money Is to go Into
the road and to know definitely that
the sums for which securities have
been ask-d are to go Into tho con
struction of the road. The step Is said
by the commissioners to be a safe
guard against the watering of the com
pany's stock. By promoters who are
anxious to see the interurban develop
ment go forward in tho state for the
next few years, the step Is said to bor
der on unreasonableness and unfair
The estimates of construction ns
furnished to the commission and as
approved by E. C. Hind, the commis
slon's engineer, who, by the way, Is an
officer of the road In question, have
not found a response from the mem
bers of the commission. They say
that I hey want a more detailed report
on these activities and indicate thnt
It would be no difficult Job to secure
the desired figures.
Fail to Report Terminal Tax.
Railroad terminal valuations galore
ore coming in to Secretary Scymoui
of the state boaid of assessment and
Indications point to a busy session ol
that board when It gets down to busi
ness at the meeting called for Monday.
Thus far, however, there have been
forty-one comities from which there
have been no reports received. These
are expected to drift in during the
week. Unless the greater share ot
them are In by Monday, it is probable
that the board will only have a few;
minutes' session and that a week s ad
journment will be taken.
The valuations thus secured are
used as the basis for the levying of
terminal taxes for the coining year.
The governor, attorney general, aud
itor, treasurer and land commissioner
compose tho board. Three of the mem
bers, Governor Morehead, Auditor
Howard nnd Land Commissioner Keck
man, will undergo their Initiation nt
I the meeting as members of the assess
ment board, and also equalization
board, which comprises the same mem
Searching for Veterans.
Search of the state for the rem
limits ot the blue and the gray army !
which fought in the memorable battle j
of r.etiysburg In early July of ISii.'l is.
now being made by the state depart
ment of the Grand Army of the Repnb
11c. Of the number found, those who)
are able nnd desire to do so will In
given railroad fare back to the ne
morlal celebrat ion, which will be held I
on tho famous battlefield early In July
of this year.
Thus far there have been but 120
of the soldiers located In the state, In
eluding three men who fought under
the stars and bnrs. It Is expected that
at least half of this number will ask
to be given their share of the $1,000
appropriation mado by the late session
pf the legislature, to pay their ex
penses back to the assembly point.
After their arrival at Gettysburg
the men will become the guests of
the federal government. Every effort
will he made to look after their wants
and there will be nothing that they
will have to pny for when Uncle Sam
takes them In charge.
Creamery Men Meet.
Creamery men of the state held a
meeting, at which problems In connec
tion with the new cream Inspection
laws were discussed by officials of the
pure food commission and by repre
eentallve members of the profession.
Under the law providing for the con
EoiHiatlon '! tho pure food, drug and
dairy commission and the oil depart
ment, the ft od commission Is given
airier power In practically all lines.
The department head can now revoke
a cream tester's license where It hns
been found that such tester has been
under-rending or over-reading tests
made by him. The dairy can law has
been rewritten and has been mrte 1l
cover not only dai.v mns. but bottle
other cans and receptacles, and has
been mc.de moie ttingrpt :n ir.ai.j
ways It is unlavf'il. without tU
wiltter. consent of the owner thereoi
to use any receptacle having tht
brand which has been duly registers
with the secretary of state.
Insurance Company Lacks Authority
Several iettters have been received
by the state auditor during the latt
few days notifying him that agenji
Of the Inter Insurance Company ol
America have been soliciting businesi
In different portions of the state. Aud
ltor Howard says the company has ri
authority to do business In Nebraska
and that he will begin prosecution ol
the agents If any more reports com
In. The company does a business ol
Insuring stallions and jacks and it in
reported to have written a. numbed
Powell Will Look Into Phone System
Rate Clerk Powell has gone east on
business connected with the railwaj
commission. He will go to a town in
Michigan about the size of Lincoln
wh'M-o they have a telephone system
similar to that which is a bone of con
tentlon here and investigate, hoping tc
get seme facts and figures which muj
assist the commission in solving thf
conditions at home. The Lincoln
trouble has been before tho Nebraska
commission for the past six months.
Auto Registration Breaks Record.
During April 1,337 automobiles wert
registered In the oflice of the secretarj
of state, making a record for any on?
month. April and May are claimed tc
be the two best sales months in th
year by automobile dealers, and It .in
possible that next month may also h
a record breaker.
Says He Has No Intention cl
Handing In Resignation.
Lincoln, May 1. Reasons for the
dismissal of L. tl. llrian ns state in
surance commissioner are still with
held by Auditor Howard. The luttei
declined to enlarge upon the matter,
saying thnt he would issue no state
ment at all In this connection. He also
refused to say definitely whether oi
not a successor would bo named at
once or whether he himself would con
tlnuo as the department head until
the new Insurance commission takes
hold of the work of the department.
Mr. Brian meanwhile declared that
he would not give up the relna until
the three and a haTt million dollars ol
Insurance securities are checked over
and properly receipted for by the aud
itor. Stories to the effect that Auditor
Howard might resign, to become, a
candidate for the insurance commis
slonershlp, wore denied by tho official.
"I have no Intention of doing that,"
said he, 'but expect to stay right
where 1 was placed by the people ot
the state at. the Lit election. I think
that 1 am doing my duly as I see It
nnd I shall continue to do so through
out the balance of my term."
FAIRBURY DOUBLE TRAGEDY
John Mead and Mrs. Metzger Found
Fatally Wounded In Room.
Fairbury, Neb., May 1. A shooting
affray occurred here, resulting in tho
death of John Mead and Mrs. Mctz
ger. Mead Is a resident of Hastings,
and travels ns collector for an Imple
ment firm. About three months ao
he and Mrs. Metzger took rooms hei-o,
representing themselves to be man
and wife. Shots were heard In their
room nnd when the door was broken
open both were lying on the floor mor
tally wounded. Mrs. Metzger died
within nn hv:ir after tho shooting,
while Mr. Mend lived for two hours.
Tho coroner's jury found that Reilo
Metzger enme to her death by a pistol
shot, supposedly find by John Mead,
nl'' lo,in M''nI rn o
Pn,' bv a pistol shot supposedly fir'd
by his own hand
BIG FIRE AT BENNINGTON
Part of Business Section of Town H
Destroyed, With Loss of $30,000.
Omaha. May 1, Complete destruc
tion of the little town of Bennington
by fire was averted by a detail of Oma
ha firemen. Their timely arrlvnl savnl
the residence district, hut they vero
too late to check the (lames In tho
, business district, which was almost
y destroyed. The damage will
imount to about $30,000.
University Bill Found Defective.
Lincoln, May 1. The bill passed by
the last legislature providing for an
appropriation to erect new buildings
at the state university and submitting
the location of the school to a vote of
the people hns been found defective.
The signature of the chief clerk of tin
house, which Is required by law, was
discovered to have been omitted.
Child Diet From Burns.
Lawrence, Neb., May 1. The Beven
yearold daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Pred W. Schroeder, living seven miles
southwest of Lawrence, met her death
as the result of severe burns about
the breast and face, received while In
the field with her father, whero ho
was burning cornstalks.
Meningitis Is Repotted.
Lincoln, May 1. Dr. Wilson, secre
tary of the state board of health, was
summoned to South Sioux City to look
after some cases of meningitis, which
It was reported was prevailing there
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