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PL ATTSM O UTII, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1915.
Notwithstanding the Severe Snow am
Almost Impassable Condition of
Walk a Fair Crowd Present.
From Friday's? Dal'y.'
Despite the terrific snow storm that
raged last night there were quite a
number of the business men of the
cliy assembled at the Commercial
club rooms to listen to the address of
W illiam Hirth, president of the Mis
souri Federated Commercial clubs,
who is making a tour of Nebraslui in
the interest of arousing the public
sentiment of the different towns of
the state, on what he considers one of
the greatest and most vital questions
that effects the American people to
day. This was the discussion of the
railroad rate question, and the need of
tr. adequate relief for the American
railroads from fanatical legislation
that was crippling their resurces and
causing a great hardship on the peo
ple of the country.
President E. J. Richey of the locil
Commercial club presided ' over the
meeting and introduced the speaker of
the evening. Mr. Hirth at once, in
commencing his address, launched d
icctly into a discussion of the matter
v hich he was to urge on his hearers
r.nd laid before them, as a jury, the
case of the railroads of the west that
are today asking the state legislature
end railway commission for an in
crease in passenger rates of from a
two-cent to a two and one-half-cent
rate. He pointed out how the rail-j
roads had been affected in the year3
past by legislation that had the effect
of crippling their usefulness and in
making it hard for them to secure the
money needed to operate their dLTer
ent lines. As he said, the railroad
question was no longer one which con
cerned merely those who own railroad
securities and are dependent directly
cr indirectly upon them for their daily
biead, but was a problem filled with
matters that affected the entire public
in an intense and vital way. The
speaker pointed out the fact that there
were hundreds of millions of dollars
of railroad securities held by the large
insurance companies of the country,
rnd these were bound to be affected by
rny misfortune that might befall the
lailroads of our country.
The war in Europe, as Mr. Hirth de
clared, had closed the great financial
centers of that country to the Ameri
can securities, of which many of then
were railroad securities that had for
merly found a ready sale there, and
it was necessary to prevent the slump
ing of European securities in this
country- After the war closed would
come the greatest financial crisis in
the history of the country, as the
work of rebuilding the ruins of the
var would demand a great deal if
wealth to rebuild, and the American
financial world would feel to the ut
most the strain of the demand mad.'.
The railroads would be the weakest
spot in the financial system of the
country in such a crisis, as they were
compelled to operate now under such
conditions as would not allow them tho
proper preparation to meet such an
emergency as the laws had deprive J
them of a just and equitable relief,
which they were now asking.
He pointed out that in his own state
of Missouri the legislature had
recognized the need of a slight in
crease in railroad rates in order to al
low the railroads to operate, and a
monster petition, signed by over 250,
000 people of that state, had been
presented to the legislature and it had
been supported by the leading men of
the state, who recognized that it was
a step to save Missouri and her bus;
ress interests, all of which were
closely interwoven. What the rail
roads themselves had done some twen
ty years ago was responsible in no
small degree for the laws enacted in
different states, but, as the speaker
pointed out, these things were impos
sible under the present system and
with a keen thinking public.
With the present system of inter
state and state railway commissions,
the speaker declared that the people
had a constant check on the railroads
of the country and could regulate the
rates ns hpst. Riiitfl ViTri nnA maAa
impossible the conditions that had
prevailed several years back in the
history of the railroads. The railroads
could no be regulated in the light cf
private enterprises, the speaker
stated, that could govern themselve
to conditions and cut its expense o
laise the price of its output as k
chose, but they were bound hand anl
foot by legislation that made it im
possible for them to take any action
that would not be answerable to the
public. They cannot shut down or
charge one penny more than the law
says, regardless of the cost of opera
Mr. Hirth stated that he only cam
to Nebraska because he felt it his duty
a3 a citizen of the great west, where
the interests of the people demanded
relief from present conditions and
where the future of the railroads was
so closely allied with the prosperity
cr the community, and he pleaded that
these railroads be given relief from a
situation that was working untold
hardships on hundreds of thousand.
because it was crippling the railroad
in their operation and making neces
sary every possible retrenchment that
could be made. The need of legisla
tion and a movement to aid the rail
roads had been recognized by Presi
dent Wilson and the leading men of
the country, as was shown by the fact
that the interstate commerce commis
sion had permitted-the raise in freight
rates on the eastern lines of railroads,
and since that time a great many
more men had been placed at work, as
the relief allowed the railroads the op
portunity to secure the money needed
r. their operation. The fact that the
ndustrial forces of the country had
been made the foot ball of politicians
was regretted by the speaker, and in
he conclusion he urged his hearers to
study the question and consider in
their minds the railroads' side of the
uestion and the need of giving them
fair and just treatment in the way
cf rates that would allow them to
operate at a fair measure of profit.
He stated that the people of the coun
try were the judges of the matter, and
they were laying before them the case
At the conclusion of the speech Mr.
Hirth answered a number of questions,
and his appearance here was one filleJ
with much pleasure to all who heard
him. To those who have studied the
question there is no doubt that the
railroads have in the past few years
been the favorite object of attack by
almost every legislator, who sought to
secure fame by slapping on some law
that would cripple the effectiveness of
the various railroad systems, and it is
time that the people recognize that
these great public service corporations
le given just treatment in the prepar
ing of laws. If rate3 are found to bo
too high they could be reduced by the
railway commission or legislature, but
on the other hand, if it is found that
Voir gra cnmnpll!n(r thf milrnnds fn
. . , 1, oV,i
operate at a loss, then relief should
be granted. As Mr. Hirth well said,
the great transcontinental lines were
the only ones which could show a
profit, and this was due to the fact
that their transcontinental business
overcomes the loss of the local busi
ness, and the real insight in the situa
tion could be seen by the figures of
the smaller lines, which showed a loss
in business each year.
BYRON CLARK FALLS
IN LINCOLN YESTERDAY
AND BREAKS A WRIST
From Friday's Dally.
The friends in this
city of Byrcn
Clark of Omaha, the eminent attorney
nd solicitor of the Burlington rail-
road, will regret greatly to learn of a
very painful accident that befell him
last evening in Lincoln. It seems that
Mr. Clark, coming from the state
capital building down to the walk, fell
on the sidewalk near the capital and
as a result suffered 'greatly in the
breaking of his right wrist, which ac-
cident will lay him up for some time,
This is certainly very unfortunate for
the distinguished attorney and his
host of friends here will join in trust -
ing that he may soon recover from!
the accident without any serious in-
Ernest S tenner departed this morn-
ing for Lincoln, where he goes to look
after arranging for flowers for the
Easter season in this city and to give
his customers an opportunity to se-
cure their flowers.
I Heavy Fine
for Those Who Fail to
Comply With the Provisions
of This Law.
From Saturday's Dally.
The recent federal drug law known
as the Harrison act, which went into
effevt on March 1st, has attracted a
great deal of attention throughout
the country, as the provisions cover
ing the filling of prescriptions and
sale of drugs.
The primary purpose of the law is
to stop the traffic in the narcotics
produced from opium and coca leaves.
morphine, heroin and cocaine, being
the principal offenders. Under this
act a wholesaler can sell these drugs
to druggists, physicians, dentists and
veterinarians only if such purchases
are licensed under the act, and orders
must be made upon blanks which are
furnished by the government to those
only who are so licensed. The drug
gist can sell only to such licensed
physicians, dentists veterinarians and
upon these special order forms.
When physicians or veterinarians
write a prescription containing above
a certain amount of opium, codeine,
morphine or its derivatives, it must
be in a form prescribed by the gov
ernment and the prescription cannot
be refilled. The law does not apply
where the amount of opium, codeine,
morphine or its dervatives is below a
certain quantity per ounce, or wren
for external use. When for cocaine it
canot be refilled whether for external
or internal use. This act affects all
patent medicines, pills, tablets or
preparations which contain above the
restricted quantities of the prohibited
drugs and those 'which contain any
amount of cocaine.
Under this act it is punishable to
have in one's possession any of the
barred drugs and not be able to prove
that they are procured through the
above stated legal channels, and as
none but those above mentioned can
obtain license, it will be impossible for
the "dope fiend" to buy unless some
one wants to lay themselves liable
to a possible fine of $2,000 and five
years' imprisonment. This law, it
seems, will effectually stop this traf
fic and is very much welcomed by all
druggists who have self-respect and
do not cater to vicious traffic in drugs
or liquor, and this is generally true
in the smaller towns of the country,
as the larger cities have been the
chief resorts of the drug fiends
MRS. LOUISE HOLLEN-
BECK CELEBRATES HER
From Saturdays Dany,
Mrs. Louisa (Grandma) Hollenbeck
celebrated her 83d birthday last Sun
day, February 28th. "Grandma" is
the oldest resident of Elmwood and
also the oldest, in point of age and
residence, in Stove Creek precinct. It
was in the year '63 that "Grandma
first set foot on the virgin soil of this
locality. She has maintained a con
tinuous residence here since that
time, and the more than fifty years
that have passed hold memories dear
to this grand old lady. She is hale
and hearty for one of her age, and the
"silver threads" of advancing years
fall, softly adorning one of the sweet-
est grandma faces it has ever been
our pleasuer to know. Always a
smile and this is the barometer of
her health and happiness. Only very
recently did she prove her tenderness
and ability by carefully nursing Miss
Anna Thiel, singly and alone, through
a case of measles. Miss Thiel attends
our High school, while she boards and
rooms at the Hollenbeck home. Elm-
The sheriff's sale in the case of the
Bank of Commerce of Louisville vs.
Agnes L. Evans, et al.. which was held
at the court house Friday, resulted in
the property, consisting of lots 2C
and 266 in Louisville being sold to the
bank for the sum of $1,300.
Taken Down Willi Grippe.
From Saturday's Pnily.
The latest victim of the common
complaint of the grippe is Mrs. Frank
A. Cloidt, who was taken sick thi
morning and confined. to her room by
the annoying malady that has attack
ed so many of our people in the pas
few weeks. There are very few in the
city who have escaped the complaint
and the friends of Mrs. Cloidt will
trust that she may soon recover.
WANTED BY THE COM
MISSIONER GF PENSIONS
From Friday's Dally.
oi pensions nas
prepared a circular letter, which wiil
be sent to every male pensioner on
the rolls, aggregating about 450.000,
lequesting information as to the do
mestic status of each. The letter con
tains inquiries as to the data and
place of the soldier's birth, and his
residence at the date of enlistment, his
wife's full name and her maiden name;
data and place of marriage, and as
to whether there is any puLlic record
of such marriage.
If either the soldier or his wife was
previously married, he is requested to
furnish fu!l information in regard to
such former marriage, and also as to
the names and dates of birth of ad
These inquiries are made wholly in
the interest of the soldier and his
family, and it is believed that the in
formation thus to be gained will at
some future date prove of great val'je
to the widow or child: en.
A somewhat similar circular letter
vas sent to tne pensioners in IpJ-n,
;nd the replies have already proved
to be very valuable, k;: inasmuch as
more than sixteen yeas have elaps&d
since that date, during which many
changes may have taken place in each
family and because those circulars
were not sufficiently definite to bring
out all the material facts, it was
hought best to make this request for
The commissioner urgently requests
each soldier or sailor, upon receipt of
this letter of inquiry, to consider it
carefully and to make prompt and full
reply to such inquiry and to return it
as promptly as practicable in the ad
dressed envelope which will accom
pany each letter and which require
r.o payment of postage.
A PLEASANT ENTERTAIN
MENT AT THE STOLL SCHOOL
HOOSE NORTH OF TOWN
From Saturdays ralir.
One of the most pleasant and enjoy
able basket suppers that nas been
given in this part of the county was
held on last Saturday evening at the
Stull school house, four miles north
west of this city. The teacher. Miss
Rose J. Proha'ska,' had devoted a great
deal of time to preparing for the
event and the entertainment given by
the pupils was all that could possibly
be asked for and consisted of a most
enjoyable minstrel show, which was
complete in every detail, and there
was nothing omitted to make the oc
casion one of the rarest of pleasure,
as fun and delightful music served to
pass the time most pleasantly. The
basket supper feature of the evening
brought out a great deal of rivalry for
the different offerings of the ladies
present and a neat sum was realized
by the school as a result. Miss
Prohaska has been most efficient in
her work in this district and her un
tiring efforts has been productive of
much good in her school and the
patrons of the school feel very much
gratified over the great success of the
entertainment held Saturday.
To Serve on Grand Jury.
From Saturday's Dally.
Among the names selected to com
plete the panel for the federal grand
jury in the Lincoln United States dis
trict court at the coming term two
Cass county citizens-have been select
ed, being Miles Drake of Louisvilla
nd William A. Taylor of Union, who
will take their chances at serving on
Mr. Philip Thicrolf Experiences an
Exciting Time Saturday Evening
Philip Thierolf, of the clothing firm
of Falter & Thierolf, had a very ex
citing time about 7 o'clock Saturday
evening, when he had an experience
with sneakthieves, who paid a call at
the store. Mr. Thierolf was alone in
the store when two small, very dark
complected men, evidently foreigners,
entered the store and one of them en
gaged him in conversation in regard
to the purchase of some small articles.
while his companion proceeded to
wander around the store and was ap-
parently only gazing around, but as
ie left the counter where a number of
trousers were placed for sale Mr.
hierolf thought his action suspicious,
and as the men left the store he dis-
covered that the man had a suit of
lothes and pair of pants under his
coat, and Mr. Thierolf seized the suit
and at once ran to the door and gave
th alarm, which was responded to
y a number of citizens and the men
were pursued along Main street to
Sixth, where one of them turned north
nd at the corner of Vine street ran
oward the costoffice. where he was
overhauled by a number of citizens
nd placed under arrest and escorted
o the city prison. This was the man
who had made the "touch," as he had
the pants in his possession when taken
and these were restorted to the owners
and identified as the property that had
beer, taken from the store by the man.
The pants taken were valued at $4.00
and the man taking them had good
taste in selecting a pair that was
worth a neat sum.
The second of the men was too fleet
footed and eluded capture and made
his get-away apparently, but there
was really nothing against him, as he
did not steal anything and was only
identified with the case as an acces
sory, but the police made a search for
him during the evening.
The chase occasioned quite a stir in
that section of the city and the store
was soon filled with a large number
eager to learn the details of the case,
and many wild tales were related of
how the man had made his getaway
with the pants and had also taken
several other articles, but Mr. Thier
olf is satisfied that they secured noth
ing but the pair of pants. The affair
was well timed, so as to come to the
store at a time when there would
only be one person there, and had they
been a little smoother or more pre
possessing in appearance they would
likely have succeeded in getting away
with the stolen goods.
This morning the prisoner, who
gave his name as Angel E. Guido, was
brought before County Judge Beeson
to answer to a charge of petty larceny
preferred against him by the State of
Nebraska. The man, who is a Mexi
can, at first seemed to be unable to
understand what the court was trying
to get at, but soon decided that he
would no longer play possum and
entered a plea of guilty to the charge,
and thereupon the court presented him
with a little package labeled $25 and
costs, and the man was remanded to
jail to await a response to a message
which he sent to a number of his
father's countrymen who are living at
Removes From This County.
From Saturday' Dally.
This week Cass county lost one of
its families that will be greatly re
gretted among their friends, and this
is in the departure of 'Sam" Tschirren
and family from this county to their
new home at Stanton, Nebraska,
where they expect to make their fut
ure home, and acocrdingly their goods
were shipped to Stanton on Tuesday
and the family will hasten to get set
tled before the opening up of spring.
FOR SALE One good, gentle work
horse, 1 new hayrack and 1 wagon.
Inquire of F. M. Hesse, or call Tele
phone No. 340-W. 3-2-lwk-d&wthis year.
Mrs. Schmidtmann Improving.
The friends of Mrs. William
Schmidtmann, who was operated on a
few days ago at Immanuel hospital
in Omaha for appendicitis, will be
pleased to learn that she is getting
along nicely and every indication
points to her speedy recovery and re
storation to her family. Mi. Schmidt
mann was in Omaha yesterday visit
ing with his wife and reports that she
is showing the most satisfactory
progress and feels that she is getting
along in the best of shape that could
possibly be expected.
JURYMEN TO BE SE
LECTED FOR APRIL TERM
OF THE DISTRICT COORT
From Saturday's Dally.
The following is the list of names
Relopd bv the hoard of countv com
missioners from which the list of
jurors will be selected for the coming
April term of the district court. The
jurv will be drawn by the sheriff and
clerk of the district court:
Tipton Precinct C. S. Anderson,
J. F. Warner, Jacob Umland.
Greenwood Precinct S. C. Boyles.
Fred M. Prouty.
Salt Creek Roy Armstrong, Joe
Climer, John Stradley.
Stove Creek W. L. Atchison, E. II.
Penterman, Lisle Horton.
Elmwood Precinct Henry Geibe-
ling, Paul Scheve, Henry Tool.
South Bend Precinct Henry Wort-
man r.fnrro Wallino-er.
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Weeping Water Precinct Johnlana tIsie Ii-sslcr eerier; urace .uon-
Ruhga, M. M. Straub.
Center Precinct W. F. Schleifert,
Weeping Water City
First Ward P. E- Cherry.
Second Ward James Johnson, jr.
Third Ward S. I. Crompton.
Louisville Precinct Charles Reich
art, Herman Pankonin, Fred Sehlei-
Avoca Precinct M. II. Pollard, J.
Mt. Pleasant Precinct H. H. Stoll,
J. L. Shrader.
Eight Mile Grove Precinct Julius
Hilflicker, George A. B. Hicks.
Nehawka Precinct Alba Dodson,
A. C. Sheldon.
Liberty Precinct R. D. Stine, F. H.
McCarthy, J. D. Bramblet.
Rock Bluffs First Frank Marler,
Tom Smith, Ed Slocum.
Rock Bluffs Second Joe Wheeler,
Plattsmouth Precinct Luke Wiles,
Harry Smith. Ralph Hayne.
First Ward Grovernor Dovey, Joe
Second Ward Billie Miller, Nelson
Jean, Frank Slavicek.
Third Ward O. M. Streight, Chas.
Kratochvil, Frank Shopp, C. Tyler.
Fourth Ward Jos. Altman, Fred
McCauley, George Farley.
Fifth Ward John Toman, C. A.
HEAVY SNOW AGAIN LAST
NIGHT IN THE WESTERN
PART OF NEBRASKA
ITrntn CtnrHar'i rilllw I
Tb rnntim, winterv weather still
m.vilH throughout the west, accord-
ing to the dispatches appearing in the
state papers, and there seems to be
little relief for several davs at least.
r o I
Another heavy snow is reported from
the western part of the state from
Arapahoe west, where yesterday aft-
pmnon f-nd last nitrht snm thirtv
inches of snow fell, which, in addition
to the two previous days, made con-
ditions there very difficult and travel
extremely hard. The snow has ceased I
here for a few hours at least,
apparently, although there may be
more expected if the general condi-
tions continue. The appearance of
the sun this morning for a few min-
utes had a most cheering effect upon
the residents of this city, but it is
till struggling to break forth and
assist in the work of carrying off the
snow which is banked high in the
streets and roads of the city andihas madea n examination of th? ac-
throughout the county.' Many of the 1
farmers claim that the wet, clinging j
snow will be of immense benefit to the
soil and add to the success of the crop
Nebraska City Girl' Basket Ball
Team Entirely Too Fa.t for
In a runaway contest of basket ball.
the Nebraska City High school girls
overwhelmed the girls' team of the
Plattsmouth High school by the one
sided score of 34 to 1. The local irirl
excelled in all departments of th-.'
game and the visitors never had n
chance to win and very few chance--
to even get a shot at the basket.
Nebraska City displayed a brand of
team work that had the opponents
Sussing all the time
Often it uas
merely a case of Thomas to Painter to
Thomas to basket or another com-
u " V equau puu..K
and successiul. ine Dome live nai
little hard luck in locating the goal or
the county would have been larger,
but "enough is sufficient."
The mathematics cf the race ar
Nebraska City Hazel Thomas an 1
Carrie Painter, forwards; Sadie
Thomas and Esther Stahlhut, center;
Kathleen Egan and Hiltia Gebat,
Plattsmouth Norene Schulhof and
Katie York, forwards; Anna Ilandiey
l 1 T-M T 1 . f -.
gey and Margaret Moore, guards.
Field Goals Hazel Thomas, 8; Car
rie Painter, C; Esther Stahlhut, 2.
Free Throws Hazel Thomas, 2;
Katie York, 1.
Fouls called on Nebraska City, 6;
Plattsmouth, 3. .
Time of Halves Fifteen minutes.
Referee Schwake. Nebraska City
PETERS & RICHARDS
ON THEIR BUILDING
The enterprising firm of contract-
ors, Peters & Richards, are planning
some very extensive improvements on
the building they recently purchased
on lower Main street, which was for-
merly occupied by the Monroe stock
before the fire of Christmas day. ThU
firm has decided to remodel the sec-
ond floor of the building and make it
into living apartments, which will be
leased to families and which will be
equipped in the latest and most up-to-
date manner possible and will be
found most convenient for those
siring apartments in the business sec
tion of the city. On the main floor
the firm will construct a modern office
room, where it will be possible to look
after the rapidly increasing business
of this company, and the office will be
made complete in every detail for car
ing for the affairs of the firm. The
room in the rear of the building will
be converted into a workshop, v. here
all patterns and designs needed in the
extensive concrete business of this
comnanv mav be nrenared without de-
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ana IS llne 01 lne Business
I 1 1 1
De extensively improved ana eniarge.i
r t- i 1 1 j 1 1 t.
Messrs. x-eters ana ft.cnarus vm uu.e
on a11 kinds of concrete work in the
future' both in Plain anJ ornamental
WOrk' and r jb, WiH be.t0 larp6 UjV
inem 10 unoertaKe, as vney expect xo
De Pparea w nanaie anjcmng cmt
ma ue onereu
Asks to Sell Real Estate.
This morning an application was
filed in the matter of the petiti-Ji of
W. F. Moore, guardian of John
Moore, incompetent, to sell real estate
for the pajment of debts. The pefi-
tioner was appointed guardian of Jjhn
E. Moore March 20, 1902, and for
years has had the care of the i'lcom-
petent, who was a brother, and w ho
has made an examination of the ac-
pital for treatment. The county court
counts of the guardian and finds thnt
there is due him the sum of $7,.V0..:,
and also to Mrs. Etta M. Moore, for
the care and labor with the said in-
j competent the sum of $4,500.
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