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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1922.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
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IS CARRIED ON
FOR OIL LAND
Litigation in Texas and Oklahoma
Not Near End; To be Argued
Before Supreme Court.
Oklahoma City, Feb. 27. When
argument is resumed before the su
preme court of the United States in
Washington-. April 24, in the Red
river case involving the location of
the boundary line between Texas and
Oklahoma, it will provide " another
chapter in the historic litigation
which has now dragged thru more
than tv years and, according to S.
P. Free ling, attorney general of Ok
lahoma, promises to continue per
haps as long again before a final
settlement is reached.
The controversy over the boundary
line originated early in 1913, when
a rich oil field was discovered in the
bed of the Red river between Till
man and Cotton counties, Oklahoma,
and Wichita county, Texas. Imme
diately a serious situation arose in
which armed men contested for pos
Kesnion of drilling cites. Texaa rang
ers, on orders from Governor Hobby,
opposed an unorganized body of Ok
lahoma ns and a state of virtual siege
was established. An effort made by
the governors and attorney generals
of both state to adjust the matter
failed, and an original bill was filed
in the supreme court December 6,
1919, by Attorney General Freeling
alleging that the south bank of the
river constituted the boundary be
tween the state. The bill alleged
this was the line set by a treaty be
tween the United States and Spain
signed in 1819. It alleged, further,
that the supreme court had previous
ly construed the treaty in this way
in deciding the case of Greer coun
ty. (Okla. ) against Texas, a suit
brought to determine the exact
toundary at that point.
NAn injunction was asked prevent
ing Texas from maintaining control
of the disputed land, the Texas rang
r having by that time driven out
the Oklahoma claimants. This in
junction was granted and on April
1. 1920. Frederic A. Delano of Chi
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cago was appointed receiver for the
contested lands. He la still serving in
In ' the ' meantime the government
of the United States intervened, sus
taining the position ' of Oklahoma
with reference to the contentions in
the bill of complaint filed by Attor
ney General Freeling, but alleging
that the government of the United
States was the owner of the soil be
tween the middle of the river and the
south bank, because the Red river
was a non-navigable stream, and,
therefore, the state of Oklahoma did
not take title to its led when ad
mitted to the union.
DENVER LIKELY TO
LAND A FRANCHISE
i Prospects Briglit for Mile High City
to Get a Berth in the Western
League This Season.
Denver. Colo.. Feb. 27. It is a
"practical certainty" that the Joplin
franchise of the Western baseball
league will go to Denver, President
Al Tearney. of the league, announced
here tonight after a conference be
tween representatives of seven clubs
of the league and local interests this
afternoon. The only obstacle remain
ing which might defeat the present
plans for putting the franchise in
Denver, he said, was the question of
securing suitable grounds for the
games to be played here.
"If Denver business man can raise
funds for the construction of a suit
able park, large enough to accommo
date the crowds, the franchise prob
ably will be placed here permanent
ly." Tearney announced.
Al Price, a business man, and A.
M. Oberfelder, concert manager, rep
resenting local interests at the meet
ing, told Tearney that it probably
would be possible to finance the con
struction of such a park at once. No
announcement was made as to who
would take over , the franchise in
Denver, under present plans.
Alazy liver leads to chronic dys
pepsia and constipation weakens
the whole system. Doan's Regulets
(30c per box act mildly on the liver
and bowels. At all drug stores.
MADE BY JOHNSON
IN HIGHWAY PROBE
Cites Eleven Alleged Instances of Ir
regularity by Local Officials
Praises State Record.
Lincoln. Feb. 27. Secretary Geo
E. Johnson of the state department
of public works in replying to the
charges made by county and local of
ficials that state aid road construc
tion is conducted inefficiently, made
a counter-charge alleging eleven spe
cific instances of irregularity in the
purchase of road equipment by indi
vidual officials in Nebraska the last
His brief, filed today with Gov
ernor McKelvie's special board to in
vestigate the department, seeks to
show that the charges against state
road building were unfounded. The
board today held its opening hear
ing. To complaints that after grading
work was let by the state to con
tractors. It was sublet by them at a
lower figure; he admitted that such
form of profiting yielded from 4 to
22 cents a cubic yard, but he said the
average net profit to the general con
tractor was 4 cents a cubic foot, the
last four years.
Says "Best Trained Builders"
Those charging federal rules and
regulations cause useless red tape
an ddelay are placed by the secre
tary in a class of individuals who
want to scatter money over the state
"in the manner that county funds
have teen squandered in the past."
Bureau officials are characterized as
"the best trained road builders in
Charges of irregularity by local of
ficials were introduced to meet crit
ics of H. R. 554 in the last legisla
ture, requiring all county road ma
chinery to be purchased through the
department of public works. The bill
finally passed. hut without penalty
clauses and Johnson says it is inop
erative. "There seem to be a tendency on
the Dart of certain county and town
ship officials to act as agents, either
on a salary or commission basis, for
machinery, culvert and material
firms doing business in Nebraska,"
Johnson's brief, reviewing the his
tory of road building in the state,
pointed out that the number of mo
tor vehicles hard on road mainten
ance, increased from 25,617 In 1914
to 243,198 at the present time.
"We feel that it is impossible to
state what condition the roads would
be in at this time, had the counties
continued to handle the road work
without federal and state assist
ance," the brief said.
Counties the last twenty years
have spent more each year than the
state and federal government has
spent any one year, he said, and
since January 1. 1917, counties have
spent $17,500,000 against $8,000,
000 from state and federal sources.
"We wish to especially call your
attention to the fact that 90 per cent
of all the road work done by the
counties during the past two years
has been done with equipment and
men organized and furnished by this
department," Johnson said.
"We have advised with the coun
ties and furnished service on all
such work, and when considering
county road work, in comparing
same with work done by this depart
ment, we request that you consider
work done by counties without any
assistance from this department."
Cites Federal Figures
Johnson cites figures given by T.
H. MacDonald. Chier of the United
States bureau of public works, show
ing the cost of moving earth in Ne
braska, in road building, to be 30,
38. 60 and 36 cents for the years
1918 to 1921 inclusive, compared
with 33, 44, 66 and 39. for an aver
age of surrounding states and 47,
58. 62 and 44 cents for the United
Ninety-two per cent of road grav
eling in Nebraska, on state roads, is
done by the department, without the
letting of contracts, according to the
Criticism of the carrying over of
road work from 1919 thru 1921
work deferred after contracts were
let resulted in a gain to the state
during the first two years of $523,
162.58, while in 1921 the contrac
tors gained and the state lost $147,
523. making a net saving of the
state of $375,639.56.
To the charge that level roads
were let by contracts when they
could have been done cheaper by the
etate. Johnson says that a3 soon as
the maintenance law became effec
tive January 1, 1920. thirty-two
grading crews were sent out by the
state and 1.500 miles of level roads
were made that year, and since that
time he says all level stretches have
been cut out of contracts.
HAVE ENJOYABLE TIME
TSVom Wednesday's Pally
Yesterday afternoon the ladies of
the St. Mary's Guild were very pleas
antly entertained by Mrs. R. A. Bates
and Mrs T. B. Bates
The ladies Lad come with their
sewing and spent the hours in the
plying of the busy needle and the
preparation of their many dainty ar
ticles of needlework The occasion
w-as also the birthday of Father W.
S. Leete, rector of St Luke's church,
and the genial and efficient rector
was remembered by the ladles of the'
guild with a very handsome book
while the hostesses presented him
with a large birthday cake of unus
ual beauty, and whtrh nwdissa in
, say. was much enjoyed fcy the guest
j ui uvuur .
At a suitable hour a very enjoy
able luncheon was served that aided
. in heightening vthe pleasures of the
occasion" and one thoroughly enjoy
ed by all 1n attendance. ''
: Lose anythinjl , Find anything?
Try a Journal want-ad.
From Monday Dally.
George R. Rhoden was among the
visitors in Omaha today for n few
hours looking after some ruatterstof
William YVetenkamp departed this
morning for Omaha where he will
spend a few hours with Mrs. Weten
kamp at tlie Immanuel hospital.
E. M. Stone and-Attorney Carl D.
Gnnz, of Alvo. came in last evening
from their homa out in the west por
tion of thfc county, to look after a
few matters in the county court to
day. Charles II. Warner and wife and
Mrs. Leonard Terryberry were in
Omaha yesterday where they spent
the day with Mrs. William Weten
kamp, who is at one of the hospitals
there taking treatment.
Miss Genevieve Goodman, who is
teaching at Greenwood, returned
yesterday afternoon to her school
work after a week-end visit here and
was accompanied as far as Omaha by
her brother, Robert Goodman.
Joseph Beil and family, who have
been residing on a farm in the vicin
ity of Union, have decided to give up
farming for the present and have re
moved to this city and are now mak
ing their 'home in the south portion
cf the city.
Mrs. John Ilirz was a passenger
this morning for Omaha where she
goes to visit w ith her son, Fred, who
is at the Immanuel horpital for ex
amination and treatment. Fred has
Just recovered from an attack of
ineunionia and his progress has not
been as rapid as was hoped for.
From Tuesday's Dallv.
Mont Robb was in the city over
night looking after the interests cf
the grain company for which he is
Mrs. J. D. DeSond and daughter,
Miss Caroline Dover, of Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, arrived here yesterday
to visit at the hoir.e of Mr. and Mrs.
(Jcorge A. Dodge tor a few days, and
this morning with Mrs. Dodge were
visitors in Omaha with Dr. Roy
Dodge anl Miss Violet Dodge.
C. A. Miller, who has been visit
ing here lor some time with triends
returned this afternoon to his home
at Creighton anil was accompanied
by Albert Anderson. Mr. Anderson
came down to drive the new car of
Mr. Miller back to Creighton. but
ov.ing to the cold weather the trip
was given up.
Fred A. Racek and bride, of
Oconto, Nebrarka. arrived in the city
last evening for a visit with the
brother of tiie groom, John Racek
and family. Mr. Racek was married
early Monday morning at Oconto to
Miss McDermond and the bridal
couple at once started on their hon
eymoon, which they will spend with
the relatives in this city.
. BALL IS .CfREAT SUCCESS.
From Wednesday 8 Dally.
The first annual Mardi Grass ball
held by the local council of the
Knights of Columbus, was given last
evening at the hall on Chicago ave
nue and very largely attended. The
hall had been very hansomely deco
rated for the event and the array of
costumes of all kinds was the largest
seen in the city for many months
and the exceptional prizes offered by
the Knights brought out many very
unique and pleasing designs in the
way of fancy dress.
The first prize was awarded to
Miss Katherine Teirek and Mrs. J
Desham as "Butterfly Girls" and the
second prize to Misses Eleanor Schul
hof and Betty Ptak as "Queens of
Hearts." The gentleman's first prize
was awarded to William Powell and
the individual lady's prize to Mrs
Welch. The comic prize was won by
For the occasion the Elks orches
tra furnished their always pleasing
brand of the latest and most up to
date music aiid which delighted the
dancing public for several hours. The
affair was a great success both finan
cially and socially and will be made
an annual event hereafter.
CARD OF THANKS
W ewish to txtend our heartfelt
thanks to the friends and neiirhTinrs
for their kindness and many favors
snown m rough th sickness and -death
of our darling baby, Lewis, and for
the beautiful floral offerings. And es
pecially thankful for the many
things given us during our sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Tigner.
A PLEASANT EVENT
From Tuesday's Daily. ,
. Last night the home of Mr. and
Mrs. William Bashus was gladdened
by the arrival there of a fine little
daughter, who tipped the scales at
nine pounds and is in the pink of
condition. The mother and little one
are doing nicely and the occasion
has made the father about the proud
est man in the country.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this mean3 of expressing
to our kind friends and neighbors,
our deepest appreciation of their
kindness and sympathy to us in our
hour of bereavement and for the
beautiful floral remembrances to
our dear mother, Mrs. David E. Rice.
BLACKSMITHING AT MYNABD.
The blacksmith shop at Mynard
has been re-opened by J. Straube, and
all kinds of black6mlthing will now
be looked after at that place. tf
"Pnr Sal- Civ T-rm rntracra ATnrfh
Sixth Ktreet. Modern except furnace.
trice z,&50. Also two nne resi
dence lots on North Eighth street.
Price $600. R. B. Windham.
Feel languid,' weak, run down?
Headache? Stomach "off?" A good
remedy is Burdock Blood Bitters.
Ask your druggist. Price, f 1.25.
His Latest :
"THE TWO ORPHANS"
With Lillian and Dorothy Gish
SPECIAL CONCERT ORCHESTRA-USUAL GRIFFITH PRODUCTION and EFFECTS
nnspCQ Daily Matinees (Except Saturday) 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
IlilUhv Every Evening and Saturday Matiness 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
ALL SEATS RESERVED.
DRY LAW MAY
BECOME ISSUE IN
Destined to Play Part in Coming
Campaign Light Wines and
Beer Wanted Back.
Washington, Feb. 27. Will light
wines and beer be an issue in the
congressional campaign this autumn?
The view at both headquarters as
outlined to this correspondent today
is that neither party will make an
issuue of it. but that it may become
of vital importance In certain local
ities. The American Federation of
Labor in its appeal for the election
cf members of congress who will
vote for light wines and beer as their
"interpretations" of the eighteenth
amendment doe3 not name either po
litical party as the medium thru
which a change can be affected, and
if prohibition laws ever are revised
the chances are the vote will be bi
partisan. As analyzed by the political lead
ers here the cities and industrial
centers are interested in seeing the
sale of light wines and beer made
legal, whilst the country districts
are just the opposite. Usually cities
and industrial centers in the north
are strongly democratic and also
"wet." In recognition of this senti
ment republicans who sought elec
tion in larger city districts, as for
instance, in Baltimore and Philadel
phia, have openly favored light
wines and beers.
The canvass by both political
headquarters here shows that the
agitation for light wines and beer is
spotty. It ebbs and flows. In some lo
calities it is acute while in others it
is considered a dead question polit
ically. Unlikely to Be Nationwide
Despite -the announcement of the
intention of the American Federation
of Labor to wage an active campaign
for light wines and beer, neither
democratic or republican leaders be
lieve the fight will become nation
wide. Of course no one can tell what
the issues will be in the primaries
and the experience of politicians is
that in a congressional election an
accumulation of discontent has its
effect in producing changes.
If the light wines and beer agita
tion should grow, the republicans
have, no more fear from it than the
For any itchiness of the skin, for
skin rashes, chap, pimples, etc.. try
Doan's Ointment. 60c at all drug
ing up your looks, will help your "Feel."
We are daily receiving early shipments of men's clothing.
And this is an invitation to come in and take a look. The extra some
thing, which you pay for in a Kuppenheimer suit, comes steadily
forward .with months of wear. You get no more thanyou pay for,'1
but you do get ALL you pay for.
We are showing some rare patterns in tweeds and herring
bones of imported goods, just the thing for Spring and Summer wear.
You will find good hard worsteds here aplenty, in pattern and design
which have not been seen for years.
The price too, is lower, good clothes at $25 is now a common
thing. Clothes at $32.50, $35 and $37.50 contain all to be deaired
in a suit.
is our busyness, and we'd be
2:15 TWICE DAILY 8:15
SUNDAY MATINEE at 3 O'Clock
GIVEN PKUMri A 1 1 EN I ION I
SAYS AMENDMENT ONLY
RATE DECISION COURSE
Lincoln. Feb. 27. "Holding of
the United States supreme court to
day that intrastate passenger fares
are subject to .federal regulation
leaves no remedy but an amendment
to the Esch-Cummins law restorirg
rate making power to state commis
sions," says Thome Browne, mem
ber of the Nebraska Railway com
Baby Chicks by Mail
Buff Orpington eggs for hatching,
and. also baby chicks. Mrs. G. V
Pickwell. Murdock, Nebr." 'fl3Sw
Cheapest accident insurance Dr.
Thomas Eclectic Oil.' ; For buris,
scalds, cuts and emergencies. All
druggists sell it. 30c and 60c.
Daily Journai want-ads bring the
buyers and sellers together.
W. A. ROBERTSON
4 Coates Block Second Floor
EAST OF RILEY HOTEL
The Weather Man
played an awful joke on this ad
so we'll say
"Oh Winter Where is
to forget about Winter!
is at the front door
Many have stretched the old .suit,
and made it do thru several sea
sons. It's done its bit, and fresh
glad to serve you.
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