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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THUUSI) AY, MAKC'lf f, 1?)!.",.
It Is Nothing More Than Right That
the Railroads Should Be Treated
With Fairness in Their Business.
The present legislature has pending
a bill asking an increase in passenger
rates in this state, which in all fair
ness should be given consideration
along with other business measures
Introduced into that body. The inter
state commerce commission, after
year's investigation on the :ate ques
tion, decided that interstate rates ap
plying to lines of eastern railroads
were too low and granted an increase
It is probable that the interstate com
merce commission will grant a similar
increase to western roads for the
same basic reasons that they found
fnr frnntine' the increase to roads in
the eastern states, says the Lincoln
The cost of doing business in every
line of effort has been steadily on the
increase for a number of years. The
farmer cannot do buisness bo cheaply
now as he did ten years ago; the mer
chant finds his expenses of doing busi
ress creeping upward and upward
vear by year. The manufacturer
meets the same character of condi
tions it permeates every line of in
dustry and effort the higher cost of
doing business. It costs this paper 40
per cent more in 1914 to produce its
publication week by week than it cost
twelve years ago. It cot1? trans
portation companies more to do busi
ness, largely more than it did ten or
fifteen years ago. Demand are in
cessant for increased wages. These
demands are met from time to time.
Materials of all kinds used by trans
portation companies are higner; the
tost of maintenance of right-of-way
has steadily increased; tho cost of
rolling stock of every kind ;s gr.stttr
today than heretofore, and with these
increases, there comes the constant
demand on transportation companies
for bettor, .service, for extensions, in
crease in train numbers, more corn
forts for travelers all these features
are insistently demanded, while at the
same time rates arc lowered, so it is
not surprising to those who stop and
tf.:rk and compare conditions with
every line of business, it is not sur
prising that transportation companies
are falling down in their earnings
year by year until the question has
It-come both acute and serious with
them and their requests for relief -ire
In other lines of business, there a.e
no such restrictions as are placed up
on transportation companies. With
the farmers' increased cost of pro
duction, comes such periods as at
present when the things he produces
double in value. The man of business
has free leeway to restrict the outpu
or to advance his prices to prctec
himself and meet the additional high
cost of business. The transportation
companies are restricted by laws an.
regulations; they may not advance
prices, no matter how expenses may
advance, without permission is given
and tney may not reduce service, no
matter how business may fall oiT,
without consent is given them.
It is a question if there ought not
to be more elasticity, especially in the
hands of railway commissions, to
handle the question of rates of trans
portation than the laws at present
give them. This question of addition
al compensation to transportatio
companies is not one that ought to be
passed upon and dismissed, eithtr
through ignorance or prejudice. Peo
ple in all other lines of business ough
lo be willing to have the question in-
estimated and have the truth known
then when they establish this, thay
cught to be willing to grant the sanr?
concessions to the largest single line
rf business in the world that they in
dividuallv make in handling their own
pi irate business.
In Iowa during the last week, tho
presidents of five of their leading
lines of railway, met with the gov
ernor of the state and with both
branches of the legislature and told
those bodies something of the condi
tions which confronted them. They
asked on their part, that a hearing be
givc-n to the requests that they are
making for opportunity to increas?
rates to meet the increased cost of
doing business. The Iowa legislature
granted the hearing and will go
further and get all the information
possible upon the question. Such ac
tion taken in this state would have no
grounds for criticism on thi part of
any; the criticism would be '. a legis
lative body or any large body o: vo
rle generally would refuse to give a
hearing or investigation to a line of '36.
business of such vast importance as
To make it possible for railrcads to
increase wages, to make new invest
ments in needed rolling stock, to mokj
large improvements on their prop
erties, would mean the coming bacu
to the people of 90 per cent of the
pxti-a cost through emnlovinii idle
men, througn increasing me opera-
tion of manufacturing plants, intreas-
mg the wages ot employes, wnicn m
turn increases trade all the way down
the line, contributing to a larger uuoi-
ness in every line of effort.
. AND MRS. 6. P. EAST
WOOD CELEBRATE 40TH
Prom Wednesday's Daliv..
On March o, 1875, there occurred at
the home of the parents of the bride,
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Simmons, at
Ames, Iowa, the marriage of Mr. G
P. Eastwood and Miss Flora Simmons,
the ceremony being performed by Por
ter Ayslworth, an old friend of the
family and justice of the peace
Today at their home in this city
surrounded by their children, these
two worthy people are celebrating
it As) j-1 itirp onnii'Drci r
dllU cvdii 1-5 A in V'1 W iiap viiv,
the family gathers beneath the par
ental roof to assist in seeing that the
occasion is observed in proper style.
A sumptuous dinner was enjoyed at
noon today, which will long be remem
bered, and the family spent the day in
sharing "the happiness of the loved
father and mother.
Mrs. Rosetta Simmons, the mother
of Mrs. Eastwood, arrived last even
ing from her home at Ames, Iowa,
and her coming was a most delightful
surprise to her daughter, as it was
kept from her that the mother was to
be present at the happy event. Thi
family, consisting of Arthur East
wood and family and G. L. Eastwood
and family of Morrill, Nebraska; Mrs.
F. G. Hull and family, residing south
i i -r T" T' r I
tnis city, were aa present to join in
wishing their parents many more
years of happy wedded life.
Mr.'and Mrs. Eastwood resided on
their farm in Iowa for twelve years
after their wedding, coming to Ne
braska in 18S7, and located at Lincoln,
where they resided for some eight
years, and then removed back to the
farm to spend some thirteen -years,
and again came to Nebraska, moving
to Hastings, where Ihey made their
ioms for seven years, coming to
lattsmouth some two years ago, and
have since made their heme here and
have become the possessors of a large
circle of warm friends, who will be
overjoyed to join in wishing them
many more years with us and trust'
ng that the golden anniversary, when
t comes, may find their happiness is
complete as it is today on the com
pletion of the forty years of wedded
bliss. Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood are
among our most highly esteemed
residents and since coming to our city
have been very prominent in the
church and social circles of the city.
THE STATEMENT OF G. H.
OF THE COUNTY FARM
Superintendent G. H. Tarns of the
t.vuiiLjf xanik naa just mcu ins yearly I i cu. 1 . -n iU
.-v. u - - -M.egulr.r snow and will give those at
'ii nii.ii uic tuuiny commissioners, I
, c , . . '
cw.u a,lu Hi cerxamiy
ue iiivsi, aansiactory 10 me taxpayers
of the county and shows the efficient
work of the management of the-farm.
The expenditures for the year are
Groceries and meats
Clothing and shoe3
Implements and furniture..
Dugs and paint
Hardware and lumber
Coal and wood
Harness and blacksmithing
Threshing at farm
Repairs and miscellaneous
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The receipts from the sale of prod-
uce trom tne farm was as follows:
Gram and produce $1,250.90
Amount oi proauce on nand 1.17J.00
Aotai ,',4 20. yj
During the year there were twents--
eight inmates cared for, six deaths
rnd at present there are fourteen per-l
sons residing at the farm.
A healthy man is a king in his own
right; an unhealthy man an unhappy
slave. For impure blood and fluggish
iver, use Burdock Blood Bitters, On
the market 05 years. $1.00 a bottle.
Wall Paper. Geriny & Co.
BOX SOCIAL AT THE
GRAND PRAIRIE SCHOOL
NEAR WABASH, NEB.
A verv deliirhtful box social is re
f rom ruwiiav j iauv.
ported from the Grand Prairie school,
Wabash, which was held on last
Thursday evening. A very enjoyable
, : preceding the start
ing of the auction of the different
boxes, entitled, "The New Ilousekeep
er," and the cast was composed of
residents of the school district, who
in this manner assisted in making the
occasion one of the rarest pleasure,
and much delight was had in the en
joyment of the play. Miss Alma Holly,
the efficient teacher in the school, had
the direction of the play in hand and
was assisted by the clever company
who carried out the different roles. In
the sale of the boxes offered there was
much competition shown and as a re
sult of the efforts of those in attend
ance the sum of ?40 was cleared from
the entertainment. The crowd was
one of the largest that has ever at
tended an entertainment of this kind
at this school and it was impossible
for many to even secure admission to
the school house. In the sale of the
box of candy offered for the most pop
hi ni "'r i n rr luhr nrneont Trnay tttc
much keen competition and the sum of
$13.75 was realized and the honor of
being the most popular lady was
given to Miss Alma Oehlerking, and
she was presented with the box of
candy. The patrons of the school were
delighted with the splendid success of
the affair and the work of their ef
THE DOINGS IN THE
PROBATE COURT TODAY
This morning a petition was filed
in the county court by Mrs. Elizabeth
Doty and George Lindsay, asking for
1 1 he appointment of an administrator
of the estate of their father, the
Wil!ii;m Lindsay. The petition asks
fcr the appointment of Frank P. Shel
drn of Nehawka as administrator.
The deceased was one of the promiir-
nt farmers living between Nchswlci
pnd Union and the estate is value ! r.t
some .$21,000. S
Petition for final settlement in the
estate of the late August Gorder has
ilso been filed in the county court.
The administrator of . the estate is
Fred II. Gorder, a brother of the de
GIVING AWAY TICKETS
TO THE GEM THEATRE
AT HOLLY'S STORE
The clothing firm of William Hollv
have decided on entertaining a number
of the customers and friends on next
Monday evening at the Gem theater,
rnd on this occasion have secured on.:
hundred tickets of admission, whih
they will distribute among their
patrons and friends who call at the-
store. The feature of the show at the
Gem will be "That Million Dolla
Look, which is a story woven around
the establishment of the Royal tailors,
for which Mr. Holly is the represent
ative in this city. This special feature
will be shown in conecticn with the
f,,i; 4u ., . -
tending the privilege of' seeing fou
rcels of piclure,;
BASE BALL ASSOCIATION
ELECT THEIR OFFICERS
Last evening the members of the
base ball association and the fans of
the city gathered at the office of
32.4;l Thomas Walling, president of the as
30.81 sociation, to arrange the plans for the
54.00 coming season. There was ouite :i
sood number in attendance and much
enthusiasm was shown in the dUFeitn:
propositions discussed. The chief
business of the meeting wu3 the .;lec
tion of the officers, and so well pleased
were the fans with the showing cf th
officers in the management of the at
tairs of the association durinir the
part year that they unanimously rc
elected them for another year. The
following were selected to again head
President Thomas Walling,
Treasurer H. N. Dovev.
Manager C. S. Johnson
As soon as possible the team will be
gotten together and arrangements
made for the oneninir of the season
which promises to be one of succs
for the locals.
Paints and Oils.
Gering & Co.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Livingston Loan & Building
Association to J. II. Kuhns,
part lots 1, 2 and 3, block
4, White addition to-city.
B. M. Mohr to Simon Uh
rr.eier, part lot 5. block 12,
Avoca. Consideration ....
W. E. Roush to Jennie
Sasse, lots 1, 2 and 3,
block 223, city; part east
half, southeast quarter,
A. W. Cloidt to O..K. Reed,
lot 10, block 123, city. Con
sideration P. M. Jorgenson to John
Hcebner, northeast quar
ter 17-10-12. Considera
tion . .' :
Wilber Cappen lo George W.
Voss, lot 8, block 3. River
side addition to Weeping
Water City. Considera
tion 3,000. Q0
W. E. Jenkins to W. II.
Puis, et al., lots 8 and 9,
block 1"), Lr.tta's addition
to Murray. Considera
K. W. Tccgool to Robert
Jlichter, lots 1 to 4 and 12
to 14, block 10, South
Park addition to city.
Village of Greenwood. to A.
I). Welton, quit claim
deed, part lot 271, Green
D. F. Gu.le to Wm. Gravitt,
pnrt southwest quarter,
southwest quarter, 18-12-14.
I'. T. Cain to J. W. Peters,
et al., lot 3, block 33,
P. H. Flyr.n to C. H. Harris,
part NW quarter 31-10-13,
SE quarter, SW quarter,
31-10-14. Consideration. .. 1(3.000.0 "I
E. C. Oberle to "J. C. Hart
sock, lot 10.- bloi-k IS,
Eagle. Consideration 2,000. 0
James Smith to E. P. Lutz.
SE nuarter, SW quarter,
11-12-13, NE quarter, NW
our. iter, part SE quarter,
SW quarter, 11-12-13.
I, . A. Cole to W: R. Young.
part nrrth half SW quar
ter, 12-11-13. Considera
tion II. B. Wolcott to Diedrich
Kirehoff. SE quarter, SW
quarter. J-10-11. Con
sideration J. M. Teegar len to II. G.
Todd, south hrdf. SE quar
ter, 35-11-13. Considera
Ida C. Bee Joker to C. H.
Boedcker, west half, NE
quarter, 13-11-12. Con-
Hermia C. Windham to
Elky C. Windham, quit
claim deed lots 1, 2 and "
H, block 20, South Park ad
dition, citv. Consideration 1.00
Elkn C. Windr.am to Wal
' lace Taylor, lots 1 to P,
block 2C. South Park ad-
diticn to city. Considera
Luella Leesley to H. H. Cot
ton, lot 7, part lot 8.
block 04, city. Considera
tion 1,500.00 I
M. H. Shoemaker to L. G.
Todd, part NE quarter,
11-10-1.1. Consideration... 4,050.00
W. H. Mark to G. M. Mark,
part west half SW quar
ter, 23-10-1.1; part SE
quarter. SW quarter, 31-
22-5. Consideration 8,000.00
Eva Dresser to Wendell Htil,
NW quarter, 21-12-12.
Wendell Heil to Philip Heil,
NW quarter, !1-12-12.
Consideration 11,400 . 00
J. M. Carper to II. J. Hoh-
nan, NE quarter 0-10-11.
I .A. Schneider to J. C. Gil
lespie, east half NE quar
ter, 32-11-13. Con
II. A. Schneider to W. M.
Philpot, part NW quarter,
23-11-12. Consideration... $,000.00
P. H. Miller to John Henry
Urish. SW quarter, 31-11-
12. Consideration 12,200.00
Anna B. Ruemmelin, et al.,
to J. M. Neeley, deed,
CHst half SE quarter, 12-10-9.
Elias Teck to Fred Schafer,
cast half NE quarter, 7-10-11.
Charles Ward to L. L.
Caygill, south half NE
quarter, ' NW quarter S
quarter, NE quarter SW
quaiter; psit east half
NW quarter, 3-MI-10.
'J. E. Spangler to J. H.
Brown, SE quarter SE
quarter, 23-11-13. Con
sideration 5,800.0 J
S. B. Barrows to Barbara
Wagner, cast half NE
quarter, 24-11-13; part
SW quarter NW quarter,
Bessie L. Jackrnan to L. J.
Roeber, east hlf NW
quarter, 28-12-11. Con
C. C. Jackman to Evelyn M.
Koeber, south half SE
quarter, 21-12-11; part
NW quarter NE quarter,
Josc-rh Bukacek to J. M.
Cerny, part NE quarter
NW quarter, 13-12-13.
B. P. 0. E. ELECT OFFICI
ALS FOR ONE YEAR AND
INITIATE HEW 'CANDIDATES
From Wcilncfilay's Pally.
Liist evening the members oi rlatts
mouth lodge No. .0, Benovcient i:iu
Protective Order of Elks, enjoyed one
of the largest attended meetings for
cf.iro mnntJis lr n:ii"t irinjito in thf sin-
, , .- n. . r , .
nua! election of ofiiccrs of the lodge
. , , . .r,
the election was as follows:
Exalted Ruler -C. W. Baylor.
Esteemed Leading Knight Alien J
Esteemed Lecturing Knight Matt
Esteemed Loyal Knight Wayne F
Secretary George E. Weidcman.
Treasurer R. F. Patterson.
Tyler C. K. Bestor. .
Trustee for Three Years 11. W.
Delegate to Grand Lodge at L03
Angeles James K. Pollock.
Delegates to State Convention sit
Fremont in May C. W. Baylor, Dr. J.
S. Livingston, Julius Pitz, W. K. Fox,
T. H. Pollock.
There were several candidates pres
ent and these were initiated into the
order in the most impressive manor,
after which the members enjoyed
very pleasant social session, as we
os a sumptuous feast in the dining
room, which was one of the mos
pleasing features of the evening. Th
lodge in this city is one of the mos
active in the state and its membership
has increased greatly in the past year
and the outlook is for it to become
one of the largest in the entire state
in point of membership, and it has
become housed in one of the hand
Lomest homes that can be boasted ot
by any lodge in the state.
Certainly Some Snowfall.
Having apparently taken a day or
two off from duty, Old Winter yester
day afternoon proceeded to get busy
and again sent down a plentiful down
fall of the beautiful snow, which com
menced shortly after noon yesterday
and has been giving an almost con
tinuous performance since, and th?
snow now lies to a considerable depth
?ver the .streets and walks. The resi
dents of the city who pride themselves
on keeping their walks clear, have put
in a very strenuous winter this season
nnd will now have another chance o
uo more ot tne strong aim wun. u
ctting rid of the snowfall.
Harsh physics react, weaken the
bowels, will lead to chronic constipa
tion. Poan's Kegulets operate easily.
25c a box at all stores.
jL- from the John B. Stet
son factory are on display
in our large west window.
Not just 2 or 3 new .styles, but a complete ex
position of the latest shapes. Tne new
Valdes, Tartans, Ivy and Marine shades are
here in pleasing variety.
Prices $3.50 to $10
You can select your hat from our window at
your leisure. Electric lighted every evening.
Price cards onevery hat. Take a peakat them.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
Will Have a (irand Opening and Re
ception to His Many Friends
A representative of the Journal was
shown through the store building1 of
L. B. E.;er.ber.v;er yesterday afternoon,
and the chancre that has been wrought
!U the building since U;e fire which id
most destroyed it on Christmas day
i.; simply wonderful. Mr. Egenbenrer,
who has been operating the store in
the Gorder building across the street,
is moving back into hi.i former loca
tion and will open the store Saturday
in the newly remodeled building.
This store will be, without a doubt,
one of the most modem in the entire
i ,,i,; v..,, enov.l tn
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. - . ...
modern equipment has replaced that
j formerly in use in the store. The
j front of the building has also been
.'made ir.to ore cf th3 ha,ndomest in
the city, with one of tne best ironts
01 its kind in tne. west, ana is tr.e
fu st of its kind to be installed by the
Pioneer Taint and Glass company of
Omaha, west of the Missisippi river.
The large section of piisem gla.-s at
the top of the front affords plenty of
light to the interior of the store and
makes it light and bright all day and
will allow the business of the store to
be carried on with pleasure and com
fort to the proprietor r.nd customers.
This front will also give Mr. Egen
terger t'vo splendid show windows
."or the display cf the different articles
for sale in the store.
The interior has been entirely re
fitted in the most up-to-date manner
from the cellar up to the roof and is
very handsome. The store room is
decorated in a soft shade of brown.
vhich is also carried out in the dec
oration of the stCel ceiling, which was
rdaced in the store by the firm of
John Bauer. The counters and wall
cases have all been finished most
beautifully in a finish of natural oak,
the work cf painting, papering and
graining being done by N. K. Peoples,
and is certainly a very pleasing job
r.nd one of which the owner of the
store can well be proud, and justly so,
as the interior of the store is good to
look at. The cases, in which all the
articles in the grocery line are kept,
are of the latest style and perfectly
sanitary and dust-proof and allows
the goods to be displayed and at the
-urne time keeps them absolutely free
tmm dust or anv impurities. New
scales of the latest pattern and make
havebeen plated in the store for usa
and will add to the general plan of
r.-odcrnizing the establishment.
Mr. Egenberger has also had his
i:ildinsr eouinned with electric lights
hroughout, and an up-to-date heat-
:rT r nnt will oroviue ineiiiv
warmth for the Btore, v.s well as the
ooms on the second floor that will
e occupied later as the residence for
he family. The stock of goods is
rand new and have jnst been placed
n the shelves, and while not entirely
ompletenvill be almost all in place in
me for the opening Saturday.
A new and fine line of dry goods is
eing installed in the store, and when
he doors "swing open on Saturday for
he first time to the public they will
r,nd a strictly modern store awaiting
iheir coming and the owner will see
L 8. E8
HE New Spring Hats
that the customers are treated with
the utmost courtesy, and cordially in
vites ail his friends to call and in
spect the new store and thes plendid
line of trcods that he has installed fo:
the benefit of his patrons. The stoic
is a credit to the city and an object
DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT.
-I- There will be a dance given at
I Coates' hall Saturday night by
-I- the Cosmopolitan club. Every
V lody cordially invited. Music by
Miss BecHon Shows Improvement.
The many friends of Miss Gertt
Beeson, the efficient deputy in the of
fice of the county judge, will bo
pleased to learn that she is recovering
nicely from the attack of the grinn
from which she ha.", been suffering
for the past few days, r.nd is now
able to sit up. It will be several days
yet, however, before she will be ablo
to resume her duties.
Card cf Thanks.
We desire to take this method of
expressing our most sincere thanks to
the many friends and neighbors for
their kind assistance and words of
sympathy; also for the beautiful floral
offerirgs, during the illness and dead!
of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. J. M. Meisinger
WELCO I E I N FORMATI OX.
Most middle-aged men and women
are glad to learn that Foley Kidney
Piils give relief from languidnes.;,
stiff and sore muscles and joints, puf
fmess under eyes, backache, bladder
weakness and rheumatism. They gc:
results. Contain no harmful drugs.
you have never
thought to wear a
Stetson isn't this
Spring a mxjhty good
time for you to turn
over a new leaf?
Everything to gain
by it Stet son style
and quality the most
exclusive line cf fine
hats in this community
to1 select from.
Come look them
over. Try a Stetson
on before a mirror and
you'll gee what we
mean by right.
Manhattan Shirts Stetson Hats
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