The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 12, 1913, Image 7
t DANCES SATURDAY NIGHT MOST ENJOYABLE AFFAIRS The lovers of dancing were given their till Saturday evening, as there were two big-events of this nature given in the city and both were well attended by the devotees of the light fantastic. The dance at the German Home drew out a large crowd of both young and old and here the jolly crowd enjoyed several hours of dancing to the delightful music furnished by the Holly orchestra, and it was with great regret that they saw the homecoming hour draw near. The attendance at the ball given by the St. Agnes Sodality was very flattering and everyone attending felt that the occasion had been one of the most enjoyable of the season and the young ladies proved themselves ideal enter tainers. The Plattsmouth or chestra was on hand with their usual assortment of excellent music and greatly pleased the large crowd. Card of Thanks. I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to my Sunday school class for their beautiful bouquet of flowers which they sent me in token of their love and esteem which they hold for me as their Sunday school teacher. Although I have been sick for two weeks and have not been able to be with them, I am glad they have not for gotten me and I hope to soon be able to be with them again. Wishing them many happy re turns for their kindness, I am, as ever, their loving teacher. Mrs. Hetlie Cummings. Joseph Lloyd and . daughter, Mrs. L. L. Alix, from north of Union, were in the city this morn ing, coming up to spend a few hours with their numerous coun ty seat friends. Mr. Lloyd is still suffering some from the injury he received a few days ago while chopping timber, but is getting along nicely and the results will be no more serious than already reported. While here Mr. Lloyd enrolled his name for the Evening Journal. Jay Johnson and wife came in Saturday for an over Sunday visit here with Mr. and Mrs. J. W Johnson, the parents of Mr. John son. They departed for Omaha on the evening train, but Mrs. Johnson will return tomorrow for a more extended visit with rela tives near Mynard before return ing to her home in St. Joseph, Missouri. John L. Mayfleld, wife and child departed this morning for their home at Hubbard, after a visit here with relatives. Mrs. Mayfleld has been here for some two weeks visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Peterson and Mr. Mayfleld came down Saturday to join her. C. A. Gauer, one of the worthy citizens of near Cedar Creek, came in this morning to attend to some business matters, and while in the city called at the Journal office and renewed his subscription for another year. This morning Dr. J. F. Hrendel of Murray was a passenger for. Omaha, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ruby to that city, where Mrs. Ruby will consult a specialist in regard to her health which has been quite poor. August Stander, from near Louisville, was in the city a few hours today, coming down for a brief visit with county seat friends and his brother, fieorge, west of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Jobn Hobscheidt, from east of Murrty, were in the city a few hours this morning visiting with their numerous friends and trading with Platts- mouth merchants. Lame back is usually caused by rheumatism of the muscles of the back, for which you will find nothing better than Chamberlain's Liniment. For sale bv F. G. Fricke & Co. Now is the time to get rid of your rheumatism. You can do i by applying Chamberlain's Lini ment and massaging the parts freely at each application. For sale by F. G. Fricke & Co. Have you tried the Forest hose flour? If not, why not? It is the best flour on the market and is sold by all dealers. MOORE'S Paint at Frank Gobcl man's EXCLUSIVE Wall Paper and Paint Store. CUMMINS LEADS G, 0. P, CONFEREES Republican Leaders Gather to Consider Condition ot Party, E STATES REPRESENTED Thirtyefght Attend, Including Half Dozen Senators Believe National Convention Should Be Called This Year, but Do Not Take Any Action. Chioago, May 12. Proposals to re organize the Republican party were discussed at a conference here be iween six Republican United States senators and thirty-two other Repub lican laaders, representing nine state3. The conference discussed the action that should be taken at the meeting ot the Republican national committee at Washington, May 24, looking toward reorganizing the party along progres sive lines and as to whether there should be a Republican national con vention this year. Although the nubile was not admit ted, Senator Albert B. Cummins stated that it was merely an informal talk. a sort of a roundtable discussion of what may be done for the best Inter ests of the party by reorganizing it along progressive lines." Presided over by Senator u Y. Sherman of Illinois, the discussion was participated in by Senators Cum mins, Borah of Idaho, Crawford of South Dakota, Gronna of North Da kota, Kenyon of Iowa, Congressman Hayes of California, Congressman Good of Iowa and many members of state legislatures. Convention Needed. 'Did you come to a decision whether there ought to be a national conven tion this year?" Senator Cummins waa asked. "We did not decide on that, but ev eryone seems to feel that the comJV tlon of the party seems to necessitate a convention this year. "Our Informal talk will be followed by a more formal conference today. when former Governor Hadley of Mis souri will be here. We shall then Is sue a statement telling just what wo think ought to be done In behalf of the party." Somebody asked Senator Kenyon "Whether there was to be an effort made to get a new national commit tee." "That subject did not come up, but most of us would have no objection if the present committeemen resigned," replied Senator Kenyon. "What did come up was a proposition to have the next committee take office soon after Its election so that It might pass upon the credentials of the delegates to the 1916 convention." t WILL SCATTER ASHES J OF SPOUSE ON THE SEA.? !! New York, May 12. A golden! turn containing her husband's I ashes, which are to be strewn on , t the waves a thousand miles off ' X Randy Hook, was taken with Mrs. TJi,-il.at Af TTnurlnnri nf Knrwlrh ' X Conn., when she sailed on the. steamer P.erlln for Europe. With i her daughter the widow began the ocean voyage, during which , she purposes to carry out a clause of the will of her husband, Dr. George T. Howland, who died 1 I Sept. 24, 1911. BULLET HITS HIS CHILD Father Was Shooting at Rat When Tot Suddenly Crossed Line of Fire. Columbus, Neb., May 12. Shot by a bullet Intended for a rat, tne baby ol Mr. and Mrs. John Mursene of Lind say lies at the point of death. The bullet was fired by the father of the girl, who was shooting at rats near the house. Just as he fired his little girl ran around the corner of the house, the bullet glanced and struck the girl In the stomach, passing entirely through her body. Will Order Sunday Ice Before. Falls City, Neb., May 12. The mem. bers of the Women'a club redded to order enough Ice on Saturdays this summer to last over Sundays as a be ginning toward the suppression of Sunday labor. The Woman's club has 100 members. The members of this club are among the most, wealthy wom en of the city. Work Done on Loup Power Project Lincoln, May 12. Filings made with the state engineer show that the Ne braska Power company, the Babcock Doherty concern, expended $3,784 In construction work on the Loup river water power project during the month. Maniac Killed by Policeman. New York, May 12. An unknown foreigner, from his actions believed to be a maniac, waa shot and killed In Bronx park by Policeman Frank An dprson. Farmer Chandler Burn to Death. Omaha. May 12. James Chandler, a farmer living near Bellevue, was burned to death when his clothing caught fire from an explosion of kero sene. Hundred Die as Trains Collide. Salonlkl, May 12. Two Bulgarian military trains collided between Drama and Buk. One hundred per sons were killed and 300 Injured. RAIL EARNINGS COMPARED Secretary of Board of Equalization Submit Figure. Lincoln, May 12. Important data relative to the operation of the entire system of ruihi.tris which Include this state in their field of operations have Just been forwarded to the Nebraska state board of assessment. Included iu the tables are the gross and net earnings and operating ex penses of each of the systems for the year ending Dee. 31, 1912, and for the previous year. A resume of the reports shows that six of the seven roads which do Ne braska business had greater operating expenses for the year Just closed, and that the Omaha road, the Northwest ern, Rock Island and Missouri Pacific were the only roads which reported a corresponding upward leap In neteain lns. The Burlington fell off about $1, 300,000; the Union Pacific about $300, (00, and the St. Joseph and Grand Isl nd about $92,000. The Missouri Pa cific reported an operating deficiency in this state for the year, but made money on its entire system. The net earnings per mile of the Burlington for the year reached $2, 960, while for the state of Nebraska the figures show $2,486. This Is a slight decrease over 1911 figures. The Union Pacific's average for the state amounted to more than the system average. On the latter the net earn ings per mile of road amounted to $5,488, while for the state of Nebraska the total of $6,394 was reached. The Northwestern's system taming was more than twice as much as Its Ne braska per mile net, while for the Rock Island the net on the systenc wn nearly five times as much for :ach mile as it was in this state. STATE FILES ANSWER IN WIRE RATE CASE Says Western Union Should Be Denied Injunction. Lincoln, May 12. The state's an swer In the Stebblns telegraph rate bill injunction hearing was filed In the federal court by Deputy Attorney General Avers. The action Is taken on behalf of the three members of the railway commission and the attorney general, against whom the original Western Union complaint is directed. llL the answer the stRte makes the point thaf the respondents have not ever signified their Intention of en forcing the law referred to and that the only duty enjoined upon them by the Stebblns act Is the duty to hear and determine as to whether rates charged by telegraph companies In this state are remunerative or non remunerative. The state further denies that a hear ing before the commission to deter mine the sufficiency of rates would be delayed for any considerable length of time If the Western Union company should ask for such a hearing and that a speedy and expeditious disposition of the question may yet be made If the company will make the proper complaint and ask for the hearing. On behalf of the state It Is further contended that the Western Union Telegraph company has no way of knowing whether or not the new rate of 25 cents for ten words, day mes sages, between any two points In this state would seriously Impair Its busi ness. The slate therefore asks that the request of the company for a tem porary Injunction be denied and that the rates be given a trial and the proper showings be made before the railway commission. A general denial of the Western Union's assertion that the present 25, 30 and 35 cent rates are reasonable for the service rendered Is made by the state, It being alleged by the attor neys for the commission that greater gross compensation will be garnered In by prevalency of the Stebblns rate than by present high rates. MEDICS TO MEET IN OMAHA State Association Will Hold Conven tion This Week. Omaha, May 12. The forty-fifth an nual session of the Nebraska State Medical association will open Its three days' meeting at the Hotel Rome to morrow and extensive preparations are being made for the entertainment of the crowd of physicians and their wives who are expected to attend the meeting. From the present Indications, a record breaking attendance will mark the meeting this year, when sev eral Important problems of the pro fession will come before the associa tion. The application of the latest treatments of disease will be dis cussed and a number of lantern elides exhibited. Plans for Convention of Eagles. Beatrice, Neb., May 12. Preliminary plans for the state convention of Ea gles, which will be held In this city June 10, 11 and 12, have been made by the local aerie. One of the features of the meeting will be a baseball game each day, teams from South Omaha, Nobraska City, Hastings and Beatrice participating. Between 500 and COO delegates are expected to bo In at tendance. Breede Send Bear as Food for Feast. Hastings, Neb., May 12. Adam Breede, editor of the Hastings Trib une, has sent from Plains, Mont., a large boar, which he shot near that place. It will be prepared for an Elks club feaRt, to which Grand Island Elks will be Invited. Mr. Breede has re turned to the hunt In the northern Rockies. ANAL APPEAL FOR LAM. VETO Sryan Telegraphs Johnson, Urg ing Him to Withhold Signature. CHINDA PROTEST ACCOMPANIES Administration Again Asks That Pro posed Legislation Be Deferred Co operation of Government In Accom plishing California Purpose. Washington, May 12 The federal government's final effort to delay alien and owning legislation in California sas made when Secretary Bryan, in 'die name of President Wilson, tele graphed Governor Johnson, notifying si m that the Japanese ambassador lad earnestly protested against the till passed by the California assembly tnd urged that the governor postpone lotion by withholding his signature. Secretary Bryan's telegram, which wis framed after a conference with ihe president, was as follows: "The president directs me to ex press his appreciation of your courtesy in delaying action on the land bill now before you until Its provisions could he communicated to the Japnnese gov crnment. His excellency, Baron Chlnda, on behalf of his government, iias presented an earnest protest igalnst the measure. As you have be fore you two alternatives, viz., to approve or to veto, It will avail noth- Ine to recall to vour attention the nmendments suggested to the legisla ture and as the president has already laid before you his views upon the subject It !s unnecessary to reiterate them. Passes Over Treaty Question. "He pnsses over questions affecting treaty rights for two reasons; first, because tho bill passed by the legls lature Is avowedly Intended to con form to treaty obligations, and, sec snd, because any conflict complained of would be a matter for the courts But the president feels Justified In ex pressing again his desire that action on the subject be deferred for this sea son and he expresses the desire the more freely because the legislature can be reconvened at any time If the welfare of the state requires It. He Is alive to tho importance of removing any root of discord which may create antagonism betw een American citizens and the subjects of Oriental nations residing here, but he Is impelled by a sense of duty to express the hope that you wfll -fcee fit to allow time for dip lomatlc efforts. The nations affected by the proposed law are friendly na Mons nations that have shown them selves willing to co-operate In the es tablshment of harmonious relations be veen their people and ours. "If a postponement commends Itself to your Judgment, the president will be pleased to co-operate In a system atlc effort to discover and correct any evils that may exist in connection with landownershlp by aliens." Action Follows Conference. The decision of the administration to urge Governor Johnson to use his power to veto to postpone any land legislation was reached after a series of conferences between the president Becretary Bryan and John Bnssett Moore, counsellor of the state depart ment and Ambassador Chlnda. It was realized that any further attempt to have the bill enacted by the Califor nia legislature amended would be fruitless, since Secretary Bryan's trip to Sacramento was unavailing and the legislature Is to adjourn tomorrow. Until Governor Johnson's reply Is received, the government probably will make no reply to the protest of Japan further than to acquaint the ambassador with the fact that every possible effort has been made to have action In California delnyed pending a settlement of the problems Involved by diplomacy. GREECE DELAYS PEACE Refuses to Accept Draft of Treaty Drawn Up by Powers. London, May 12. The Turkish dele gates arrived In London for the peace conference. Dispatches from Sofia Indicate that the Greek government Is trying to de lay the conclusion of peace by refusing to accept the drnft of the treaty drawn up by the ambassadorial conference. The Bulgarian government, however, has notified Greece of Its detcrmlna tlon to permit no further delay In signing the peace treaty. Friction between Bulgaria and Greece still menaces the situation The mixed commission appointed by the two governments to reconcile the rival claims over disputed towns and territories arrived at Irreconclliable tonclusions. Kaiser Robbed of Two Handbags Berlin, May 12. According to the Morgen Post, the emperor was robbed of two alligator handbags while re turning by train from his recent visit to Strassburg. The handbags con talned articles of personal use. Girl Found Dead In Hotel. St. Louis, May 12. The body of young girl found on the floor of a room In the Woodford hotel at Fifteenth and Chestnut streets was Identified as that of Lethla Underwood. Killed by Lightning. Elk City, Kan., May 12. One man was killed and another severely In jured by lightning during a storm new Teru. MISS ALEXANDER. Her Handling of the Reins Was a Feature of 1913 Initial Coaching Trip. Photo by American Preae Aiioclatlon. Already known a an Ideal whip, Mini Harriet Alexander added to her laurels when the tooled the couch of ths ladlea' Four-ln-llanJ club of New York on 1U first trip from the Colony club to the West shatter Country club. On the coach war Mri. Joieph El. Davli, Mlm L. U Flalt- mann, Mrs. Thomas Heatings, Mrs. Wil liam Ooadby Loew, Mra. Charles C. Rum My, Mra. Robert L. Oerry, Mlas Angelica Gerry, Mrs. Ralph Sanger, Mlaa Harriet Alexander and Morrlt Howlett. AMERICANS SLAY MEXICANJN ARIZONA Stone One to Death In Race Wat Few Miles From Globe. Globe, Ariz., May 12. One man was Ktoned to death and another seriously hurt in a race war at Miami, six miles from Globe, between Americana and Mexicans. A crowd of Americans were the aggressors and three of them are In the county jail here. A gang of Americana determined to run the Mexicans out of the town and the first they encountered were Jose Peres and M. Ortez. The Mexicans were chased through the streets until they dropped with broken heads. Peres died soon afterwards and Oretz was taken to a hospital. A free-for-all fight, In which about fifty men took part, followed and not nntil the arrival of Sheriff Frank Ilaynes and a posse from Globe did the rioting cease. The officers were threatened by the mob, but with drawn revolvers they made their way through the mob and arrested the al leged ringleaders. ERIE TRAIN NEAR WRECK Stonei Heaped on Track Entering City Scene of Strike. Paterson, N. J., May 12. The west bound train on the Erie railroad, known as the Chicago Express, had a tarrow escape from wreck when the locomotive crashed Into a pile of rocks on the tracks here, evidently placed there by would-be train wreckers. The engineer sighted the obstruction In time, however, to slow down so that only the locomotive pilot was smashed. Last week the Erie board of direct ors In New York received a letter of the black hand type, which read: "If you continue to stop trains for the accommodation of scabs at Pater son wo will cause an accident which will cauRO the Erie rallrond to have damage suits brought for amounts running into millions." SHOT TO DEATH DURING RIOT One Killed and Another Fatally Hurt as Mob and Police Battle. Fort Williams, Ont., May 12. One man was shot to death, another was fatally wounded and several more were hurt and bruised In a battle be tween police and sympathizers of the striking street car employees. The trouble started when the company at tempted to operate one of Its cars. Gives Up Seat In House. Washington, May 12. Represcnta tlve II. Olin Young, Republican of Ish- peming, Mich., announced In a speech In the house his Intention of resign ing his seat. He discussed the contest Instituted by William McDonald, a Progressive, saying 458 votes Intended for McDonald had not been counted for him and he did not feel Justified In holding his seat. A. B. Stannard a Bankrupt. New York, May 12. Ambrose B. Stannard, a contractor, erecting post office and federal buildings In various parts of the country, went Into bank ruptcy with debts of $812,000 and as sets of $171,0000. The government's claims on uncompleted buildings are secured by surety bonds. Autos Worth Nearly Half Million Burn Chicago, May 12. Three south Ride garages, containing 134 automobiles, were destroyed by fire, with a loss of nearly half a million dolllarB, within thirty hours. The fires were caused by explosions of gasoline, and Fire At torney Joseph Murray has ordered an Investigation GOVERNOR ON THOMAS' TRAIL Gets Report on Past Record at Beatrice School. CONTROL BOARD WILL ACT, Institution Head Charged With Mis handling Fundi Accusations Chief ly in Connection With Clothing Ac counts. Lincoln, May 12. Tho report of Special Investigator W. P. Lynch of Omaha relating to business affairs as ronducted at the Beatrice school for the feeble minded under the adminis tration of Dr. W. M. Thoinaa has been Med with Governor Morehead. The report comprises several pages and includes citations from the Insti tute record, which have to do with shoe and dry goods purchases during the time, Jan. 27, 1911, to Feb. 20, 1913, that Dr. Thomas held the super lntendency of the Institution. In a statement given to the public simul taneously with the Lynch report, Gov ernor Morehead say that he will turn the matter over to the board of con trol and that the attorney general will likely be asked to sue Dr. Thomas' bondsmen for money which the exec utive thinks should be turned over to the state. Many Instances Cited. The matters shown in tho record and which Attorney Lynch sets out to Governor Morehead comprise the fol lowing with regard to Dl Thomas: "First That he bought shoes and clothing on requisitions not signed by the supen isors or attendants. "Second That he bought shoes and clothing for Inmates and charged the lame to their account without any req uisition being made for the same by the supervisor or attendants. "Third Caused requisitions to made for shoes when there was be no neeiLfor .them "Fourth Made the Inventory of goods bought In his private office at the Institution and set the price to be charged the Inmates. "Fifth Bought shoes and clothing for Inmates when there was no need for the snme. "lie bought goods In wholesale quantities at retail; for example: On Dee 2, 1812, he bought a bill from a merchant In Wymore amounting to $2,413.95; on Jan. 24, 1913, he bought a bill of dry goods from a Beatrice merchant amounting to $1,785.78, and on Fob. 20, 1913, he bought a shoe or der from another Beatrice merchant amounting to $1,038.50. "The aggregate charges for clothing children of the Institution for the years 1907 and 1908 were $10,403.01; 1909 and 1010, $12,680.15; 1911 and 1912 to Feb. 20, 1913, Inclusive, $27.- 581.31. "The average attendance at the In stitution for the years 1909 and 1910 was 416; the average attendance for the years 1911 and 1912 was 429." Governor Footed Bill. Governor Morehead's statement relative to the matter, Including his assertion that the entire cost of the Investigation was footed out of his own pocket, Ih bb follows: "I stated during the campaign that I believed there was extravagance In the administration of the state's busi ness and promised the peoplo that, If elected, I would do my best to give them an economical business admin istration. I thought from the first that Dr. Thomas did not manage this Institution In the Interests of tho In- mnk's and tho public. Not having evi dence enough to warrant me In ask ing the legislature to make an appro priation for nn Investigation, I em ployed Mr. Lynch at my own expense and sent him to Investigate. "Dr. Thomas filed a claim with the legislature for something more than $600, which was nllowed. I vetoed It and expressed the opinion that ho owed tho slut'? a largo sum of money, and this report bears out my conclu sions. I Intend to transmit this report to the board of control, and It Is prob able that the attorney general will be nrked to bring suit on Dr. Thomas' bond. "Any person who looks at the fig ures will see In an Instant that an In stitution whl-;h could be run on $10, 403.01 for the years 1907 and 1908 and $12,680.05 for the yean 1909 nnd 1910 ought not to cost $27,581.31 for 1911 and 1912 when the average Increase In attendance for the last two years over tho two preceding Is only thirteen. i.ny housekeeper who looks at the list of dry goods and sees the prices paid will be able to Judge whether or not Dr. Thomas was looking after the In terests he was sworn to protect." Last Day for Guard Practice. Today began the annual preliminary practice of the Nebraska national guard In Us contest for marksman ship honors among the members of the different companies of the guard. The grounds south of the penitentiary are being used by the companies at Beatrice, Auburn, Geneva, Wymore and Lincoln, taking their turns In squads of twenty men each, under the command of a commissioned officer. May 15 Is "Clean-Up Day." Governor Morehead has designated May 15 as "Clean-up day," and has Is sued a call to the mayors of cities and all good citizens to get busy on that day and see that everything which might tend to cause fires should be e'eared away and a general freshness round all back yards shown.