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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
Consolidations—Falls City Tribune,
Humboldt Enterprise, Rulo Record,
Crocker's Educational Journal and
Entered as second-class matter at
Falls City, Nebraska, post oflice, Janu
ary 12, l‘k)4, under the Act of Congress
on March 3 1879.
Published every Friday at Falls City
The Tribune Publishing Company
Otic year... fl.f>0
Six months .76
Three months... .40
Some enterprising individual I
can make a barrel of money and
at the same time do a rel ser
vice, by establishing abus line
between Falls City and the Mis
souri Pacific shops. The shop |
men have a long, hard walk af-j
tor a day’s work, and would glad
ly avail themselves of thcoppor
nmity to ride, provided a reason
able charge only is made. Such j
a line would not require a largo
outlay of capital, and the re
turns would he sure and suffi
cient to warrant the investment.
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Postmaster General Hitchcock
is reported as confident that tlie
penny post is in the near future
for the United States. The post
office is so prosperous that luj
thinks it can soon risk cutting
the letter rate in two.
The postmaster general is re
ported aslo as hopeful of secur
ing soon at least a partial par
cels post. The reduction in let
ter postage would require, some
such new source of revenue as
the proposed rural parcels post
would furnish. The annual rev
enue from letters is about $1(50,
000,000. Penny postage1, or cent
postage rather, would cut this in
two except as the lower rate in
creased business, leaving a siz
able deficit to make up.
Both these improvements in
postal service, once established,
would be established for good.
We shall wonder why we waited
so long to establish them. Yet
the improvement is urged only
by a few people. It was ever so.
Our postal progress has always
been handed down to us from
above. Having no means of
knowing how much better post
al service could be we have ac
cepted it as it was without strong
demand for improvement. Rural
free delivery, a godsend to the
American farmer, was established
with little help from him.
That we have by no means ex
hausted the possibilities of post
office service the systems of for
eign counriest sufficiently attest.
Fortunately the men who from
time to time come to manage our
postoffice usually see these pos
sibilities and urge their trial
'-■’hire is, besides a postal pro
gress league that keeps hammer
ing at the subject. The chances
are good, therefore, that we shall
eventually have modern postal
service in spite of ourselves.—
If a farmer had rather keep a
dog than to keep sheep, whose
business is it ?
A base ball fan isn't properly
enthusiastic unless lie believes
the weather man should neglect
the corn in the interest of the
great American game.
A woman who keeps house has
her opinion of the married womar
who boards, and it may be said
further that the opinion is ex
pressed quite frequently.
There are so many more in
teresting ways of wasting money,
that it is curious so many peo- j
pie are willing to contribute to
ward/ a great man's monument
Among the other great disap
pointments flesh is heir to might
be mentioned the five inning
base ball game, no rain checks
and a feeling of not getting one's
Illinois Senate Orders Arrest ol
Tilden and Others.
THEY REFUSE 10 GIVE EVIDENCE
The Committee Investigating Lorimer
Bribery Charges Wants Books
They Refuse to
Springfield, III, April 27. Edward
Tilden, Chicago packer, and William
C. Cummings and George M. Benedict,
president and cashier of the Drovers
Trust and Savings bank of Culcago,
were ordered arrested on a contempt
charge by the Illinois senate. The
vote was 40 to 7.
This action was taken on reconi
momlution of the senate bribery in
vestlgation committee after Tilden,
Cummings and Benedict, through
their lawyers, had refused to produce
Tilden's pi» ional hank accounts lor
May, June, July and August, I HUH
The committee believes these hank
accounts will show evidence of the
use of money in the election of Wil
Hum lorlmer to the Culled Slates
senate. Tilden had submitted an
affdavtt before the committee saying
these accounts show nothing directly
or Indirectly bearing upon the elec
lion of Larimer.
He also had offered in a letter to
the committee to allow one member
to coma to Chicago and examine these
bank accounts. Tllen made the ex
press stipulation that lie should be
allowed to designate the member oi
the committee. The committee took
tlie position, in which it was sustain
ed by the senate, that it refused to
allow Tilden to dictate the conditions
upon which the bank accounts should
The committee also insisted that
fho subpoena served upon Tilden, ask
Ing for t'ho banking records, was suf
ficiently Specific and was not a so
called "dragnet" subpoena, as was
contended by his counsel.
Warrants for the three men were
placed in the hands of E. H. Hat Held
of Lincoln, assistant sergeant at arms
of the senate, and he was directed to
go immediately to Chicago and make
tho arrests. On motion of Senator
John Dailey of IVoritt the senate di
rected John J. llealy, the attorney, to
accompany Hattleld and represent
him in any habeas corpus proceed
ings that may bo started.
Attorney Sears, counsel for Tilden
before leaving the senate chamber
told Senator Jones, lloor leader, that
habeas corpus proceedings lo save
Tilden will bo begun in Chicago.
A CHICAGO DAYLIGHT ROBBERY
Four Men Entered a Jewelry Store
Knocked Proprietor Down Took
$20,000 and Escaped.
Chicago, April 27. Diamonds, jew
elry and cash amounting lo $20,000
were taken from the Jewelry store of
Kdward Alberti A- Son in broad day
light in one of the most sensational
automobile robberies ever perpetrated
Four men, one of whom was mask
ed, and the others wearing false
beards and mustaches, entered the
store at 10:30 o’clock. They ordered
Alberti and his son to hold up their
hands and when the old man resisted
knocked him insensible with the butt
of a revolver.
After rilling the showcases and the
money drawer the men leaped into
the automobiles, which had been left
standing in front of the store, and
MEXICO ENTERS A PROTEST
The Action of Capt. Vivian in Land
ing Marines at San Quintin is
London, April 27.—The Mexican
government lias communicated to the
British foreign otliee a formal protest
against the action of Capt. Vivian ot
file British sloop Shearwater in land
ing marines at San Quintin, Lower
California, which action is described
as an interference in the internal
affairs of Mexico.
Announcement to this effect was
made in a very brief dispatch re
ceived at the foreign office from T. B.
ilohler, British charge d’affaires at
: the City of Mexico since the departure
; of Mr. Tower.
A JOB NO KANSAN WANTED
So Carl C. Witt Was Employed by
Utility Commission to Appraise
Topeka, April 27.—Carl C Witt ot
South Dakota has been employed as
engineer of the public utilities com
mission by ttie board of railroad com
missioners. The appointment be
comes effective as soon as the utilities
law goes into effect. He will receive
a salary of $4,T»00 a year. Mr. Witt
will make physical valuations of prop
erty of the railroads ud utilities for
the commission. No Kansas men ap
plied for the position.
DR. HYDE IS OUT ON BGND
HE HAD REMAINED IN JAIL ONE
His Friends Qualify for $50,000 to
Gain His Release Pending Second
Trial for Murder.
Kansas City, April 27. .Mrs. lljdos
"happiest day" Is here. Doctor Hyde
walked with her from Judge Slover's
courtroom. Friends had furnished a
$.70,000 bond. He was a free man,
master of ills movements again, at
least until his second trial ends—per
When Hyde pushed his way through
the crowd into Judge Slover s court
room Mrs. Hyde awaited him. They
shook hands joyfully and sat down
side by side lo await the opening ot
The attorneys in the courtroom rose
to their feet, as Judge Slover walked
to the bench. Mrs. Hyde whispered
eagerly to her husband. The judge
took from his pocket the decision of
Hie seven circuit court judges—that
Hyde should be released on bond.
Judge Slover paused a moment.
Mrs. Hyde, one hand resting on lies
husband’s arm, was smiling her de
light. Hyde sat impassive. Only a
gleam, just tlie faintest gleam of pleas
ure in his eyes, told the spectators,
packed around him, what the words
of the judge meant to him
The wife sat with beaming eyes
through the reading of the decision
and the legal formalities. Frank 1*.
Walsh, Hyde's chief counsel, an
nounced the bondsmen—F. P. Neal,
It. 11. McCartney, William McLaugh
lin and S. S. Simpson. They cjuali
"What shall the marshal do with
the prisoner?” T. A. J. Mast'.u. attor
ney for the Swopes, asked.
"The defendant is no longer in his
custody,” Judge Slover answered.
The Delaware's Long Trip.
Boston, April 27.—The battleship
Delaware is In port after completing
a 17,000 mile journey in eighty-three
days. On tlio homeward cruise the
distances from Valparaiso to Hit and
from Itio to Boston were mado with
out a stop. She will go into dry dock
for underwater cleaning and painting
and then will start for England to
represent the United 'States at the
coronation of King George in June,
Policeman Sent to Pen.
St. Louis, April 27.—John M.
Healy, formerly secretary of the Po
lice Relief association, pleaded guilty
in Judge Hitchcock's court to two
charges of embezzlement, lie was
sentenced to serve five years In the
penitentiary. The stale charged that
Healy is responsible for a shortage
of nearly $12,000 in the accounts of
Canada Gets 40,000 Settlers.
Halifax, N. S., April 27.—In the im
migration season, which !s just clos
ing, more than 40,000 new settlers
have entered Canada through the port
of Halifax. This is 8,000 more than
last year Of this year's total 20,000
were of British origin, the Scotch pre
dominating, and the majority were
prosperous. All are headed for tho
Canadian West to engage in farming.
Federals and Rebels Still Fight.
Nogales, Mexico, April 27.—It is re
ported that a battle of serious pro
lK)rtions between the Mexican fed
erals and Hie insurgents has taken
place near Mazatlan, the big port on
the Pacific coast, in the state of Sina
iao. Eighty wounded are said to
have been taken into Mazatlan from
the scene of the battle.
Thousands of Berry Pickers Wanted.
Springlield, Mo., April 27.—It is es
timated that 25,000 pickers will be
needed to handle the strawberry crop
of southern Missouri this season. The
season will begin about May IS. The
biggest yield ot' berries in years is
expected, as spring weather condi
tions thus far have been ideal.
Good Rains in Kansas.
Concordia, Kan., April 27.—A light
rain fell here which came in good
time, as the wheat was beginning to
need moisture. 1’rospects for wheat
are better than they have been for
years and this rain practically in
sures the crop. Ilains are reported
west of here all along the Central
Serious Fire at Kinsley.
Kinsley, Kan . April 27.—The Ed
wards County Co-operative associa
tion’s store was destroyed by tire.
The building was owned by E. T.
Bidwell. His loss is about $S,000.
The association’s loss on stock is
about $20,000. Both losses are cov
ered by insurance.
The Tower Embassy to Japan.
Berlin, April 27.—The magnificent
granite fronted house which was the
palatial home of the American em
bassy here during the ambassador
ship of Charlemange Tower is about
to pass into the permanent possession
of the Japanese government for em
A $25,000 Missouri Fire.
Ghillicothe, Mo.. April 27.—A lire
which started from a forge completely
destroyed the Chillicothe Foundry and
Machine company's building and con
tents. The loss is estimated at $25,
000 and is partly covered by insur
Granted Rebates to Dock Companies
and Ore Shippers.
THE STEEL TRUST INVOLVED
Seventeen Indictments Found b)
Ohio Grand Jury and Suits Will
be Brought Against Those
Cleveland, O., April 27.—Conspiracy :
on the part of the largest railroads in
the country with ore shippers and
dock companies in granting rebates is
charged in 17 indictments handed
down by the federal grand jury. The
roads indicted are the Ijake Shore,
Pennsylvania, Bessemer and Bake
Erie and Nickel Plate, As a result
of (he situation which resulted in the
indictments, suit will be brought
against a number of subscribers of
the United States Steel corporation.
Three secret Indictments were return
ed against individuals.
United States Attorney Day later
gave the names of the three Indicted
on charges of railroad rate con
spiracy. They are Dan A. Hanna, and
Robert B. Ireland of the M. A. Ilanna
company and 1). T. McCabe, fourth
vice-president of the Pennsylvania.
They are charged in the indictments
with conspiring to violate the Elkins
A maximum penalty of two years
in the penitentiary and a $10,0(10 line
is provided by the law'.
D. R. Hanna and D. T. McCabe are
indicted on a charge of signing a con
tract under which the Hanna com
pany is alleged to have promised tc
rebate to individual shippers the
protits of the Ohio and Western Penn
sylvania Dock Company, which is alsc
The dock company was organized
by M. A. Hanna, and it was said the
docks themselves were leased by tho
Pennsylvania Railroad company to
the Hanna interests.
One exhibit alone shows the alleged
payment of $50,111.93 as part of the
earnings of the dock company to the
Carnegie Steel company. The check
To the Caniegie Steel Company,
debtors, for your proportion of re
maining surplus earnings of ore ship
ped from Pennsylvania Dock com
pany dock year ending March 31, 1909
as per statement bolo\ , $50,111.93.”
The Lake Shore is charged in one
Indictment of 32 counts with charging
rebates to individual shippers.
In other indictments conspiracy in
violation of the Elkins law is charged
with various dock companies.
The Pennsylvania In one indictment
of 35 counts with granting rebates to
The Xickel Plate is charged in one
indictment of six counts with similar
Six indictments are given against
the Bessemer and Lake Erie railroad
for rebate conspiracy with the Pitts- i
burg and Conneut Dock company and
one indictment with 28 counts, ;
charges rebates to individauls.
“The indictments mean that suits
will immediately be brought against
I tie railroad companies and dock com
panies" said District Attorney Day
following the return of the indict
ments to Judge Killits.
Evidence produced before the grand
jury shows that the railroads own the
dock companies and lease the docks
to operating companies under differ
STORM WRECKS CAMP CROCKETT
Tents That Sheltered 4,008 Soldiers
Blown Away and the Camp
Galveston, Texas, April 27.—A gulf
storm of terrific intensity swept <vet
the western coast of Texas and
wrought damage estimated at more
than half a million dollars and wreck
ed the camp of the United States re
gulars at Camp Crockett, where most
of the tents sheltering 4,000 men, were
blown away. The damage to the
camp alone is estimated at more than
$10,000. A heavy rainfall flooded the,
camp site for a depth of from twelve
to fifteen inches. More than half the '
brigade fled to Galveston for shelter.
The wind attained a velocity as high
as sixty-five miles an hour.
AMMUNITION CROSSING BORDER
Under the Armistice the United
States is Unable to
Washington, April 27.—General
Uuncan, commanding the United
States troops at San Antonio, Tex., re
ported to President Taft that under
the terms of the armistice between
the warring factions in Mexico, am
munition can be taken across the line
at Juarez. He asks for authority to
stop this trattic. In a report to Gen
Uuncan Col. Stever at El Paso says
that the insurrectionists have estab
lished, under the protection of the
armistice, a crossing at the Kio
Grande below Juarez and are hauling
supplies in large quantities into their
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