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CCDLD LINE PLEADS POVERTY
tU A M1MV aW aU Va
Petition to Increase Ratei.
HELD TO BE NONXEMITrTERATIVE
fteaaral Opinion This U th Flrat
Mr la a Cmcrrtfl A Hark taa
Twt-tMl Parr Ml Aldrlrh
(From Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June . (Special. )-Wlth a
bunch f futures to baric up its assertion,
the Missouri Pacific railroad todsjr filed
with the railway commission a statement
that It la loflng emonry operating under
the J-eent fare law snd the Aldrlrh freight
rate law. and reops-ted that a day be set
for a hear ng of Its application for permis
sion to Increase passenger ratea to t cent
a mile and freight Aates back to the old
figures. Tha conipany assured the com
mission It had tried faithfully to conform
to tha, lawa enacted by the last legislature
and the experience had demonstrated
the ratea ar confiscatory and not high
enough to produce, sufficient revenue to
f ay running expenses, much leas 7 per cent
lntret fin tha Investment.
The commission haa no proof that thla
Is to he the beginning of a general fight
on the lawa enacted by the recent Ieeis
lature, although thla waa the program pre
dieted at the close of the session. The
commission welcomes the attack on the
law by the Missouri Pacific and the -hear
ing w II he ret for an early date. The
bearing will give the commission an op
pcrtuntty to get at Information which haa
hretofor been, denied It and the result
will le of vast Importance to the com
m talon. It was expected this road could
rhtw up a heavy expense account, as It
was compelled by orders of tha commis
sion to fix up Its roadbed and tracka. a
Job which the commission thought should
have been clone some years before.
Among tha figures submitted by the rail
road In support of lta application for
hearing are the following:
Freight. Passenger. -Total.
flross earn ...IWi.&.TI.: I3M.427.M $1 330 96. Si
O-.-r. ex 96.246 24 R23.40.,.l 1, 42.6411. 17
Net earn 7.2M.nR 1M.975.87 TIKIS. :2
I'ixeit chaa ... ?29.3i.29 83.0SO. 312 775.97
D'f rlt 12:, 409. 24 24-0W.0S 464,465. :.
H'4.11 of Int.
t T"r, rma
I Ted Indent 42.7K.1 1M.995.42 4.762.62
Total Cef 705,16 .85 424.061.47 1,129.167.32
For three months during 1908 the receipts
for Nebraska amounted to IM4.lll.fi4 and the
operating expenses $980.773. 43.. This, to
gether with the fixed charges and Interest,
amounted to tl,i8,66..
Hist Taft Banner Coning.
Visitors te Lincoln and Falrvlew will
shortly be greeted by an Immense banner
at retched acrosa the street, bearing the In
scription "Nebraska for Taft," under a
painting of the republican nominee.
"And why not?" aald Chairman Hayward
of the republican atate committee, who
opened headquarters at the Lindell thla
morning and began active work for the re
"Nebraska Is far Taft. Why not say so?
The republican atate committee Intends to
right and the fight Is on right now. It will
let up when the election is over, but not
before. There will be no half way busi
ness during this campaign. There will be
no compromise with Bryanlam. Nebraska
republicans expressed themselves for Taft
over a year ago and now they have the
chance tolielp make him president. After
being the first state to endorse him In
convention It i not pn the boards that the
republtcana will lay down and let Bryan
get the electoral vote. (,
"Jiua tha republican atate ho do car
ters happens to be In the home town of the
democratic candidate Is no reason why
the committee should put up a listless
fight. We didn't do It In 19 and In 1900,
and we won't do It In 1908. We are going
'n to carry the state for Taft and the
committee expects the help of every republican-
fn Nebraska as well aa those
democrats and 'populists who believe In
republican principles and candidates."
Mr. Hayward this afternoon took up the
matter of making the banner with a local
concern. It will contain a large painting
THE GOME AND SEE SIGN
TWs ijrn ia permanently attached
to the front of the main braiding; of
the Lydia E. Tinkham Medicine
Company, Lynn, Mass.
What Horn This Klfrn Mean 7
It means that public inspection of
the Laboratory and methods of doing
business is honestly desired. It means
that there is nothing about the bos
Iness which is not w open and above
board." It means that a permanent invita
tion is extended to anyone to come
and verify any and ali statements
made in the advertisements of Lydia
K. Pinkhain's Vegetable Compound.
Is it a purely vegetable compound
made from roots and herbs with
out drugs f
Come and Se.
Do the women of America continu
ally use as much of it as we are told f
Come and See.
Was there ever such a person as
I.rdia E. Ptnkham, and is there any
Mrs. Finkham now to whom sick
woman are asked to write f
'Come and See.
Is the vast private correspondence
with sick women conducted by
women only, and are the letters kept
trictly oonndential T
Come and See.
HaTe they really got letters from
over one million, one hundred
thousand women correspondents f
Lome and Bee.
Have they proof that Lydia E.
Ilnkhant's Vegetable Compound haa
,,ured thousands of these women ?
Come and See.
This advertisement is only for
doubters. The great army of women
who know from their own personal
experience that no medicine in the
world eqnaig Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound for female ills
still go on using and being ben.
eftted by It but the poor doubting,
fitifferinjr woman, must, for her own
'tke,be taught confidence .for she also
tufiht just aa well regain her health,
of the republican nominee, with the In
scription quoted. Three stenographers have
already been engaged and started to work
on the poll books. The complete orgsnlxa-
tlone from a few of the rountle have been
received st the headquarters and within a
very short time the headquarters will b
the busiest place In the state.
Illlaot Delearatea start West.
The denatured Illinois delegation p.illed
out of Lincoln right after l incli this after
noon In their advertising automobiles. Th
delegation called upon Mr. 'Bryan this
morning and managed to get bnek to Lin
coln without any of their machines break
All day Raturday and yesterdav Mayor
Brown sat up straight looking for a tele
gram from the delegates, but none arrived
until late In the evening, when a message
came to some one that the automobiles
were stuck In the mud nbout thirty miles
away. The mayor, however, true to that
historic Missouri hospitality which has
made him mayor twice, set up and puffed
and waited and was on hand at 10:30 to
greet the Incomers. Mr. Bryan, who at
tended a Raymond Robins meeting in the
esrly evening, departed for Falrvlew before
the bunch got In.
Andrews Still a Democrat.
In an address at the I'nivetslty of Ne
braska today (Chancellor E. Benjamin An
drew! reaffirmed his allegiance to the
democratic party. He predicted that the
election this year will turn on issues rather
than men, the leaders of the two parties
being men without reproach.
Pension Rale Suspended.
The State Board of Public Lands and
Buildings this afternoon suspended the rule
by which it required members of the Sol
dlers' homes to pay to the atate a per cent
of their pension!. This was done pending
an Investigation of the matter, but it means
probably that the rule will be entirely
abolished. The rule which the new rule
superceded provided the old soldier should
pay to the atate all his pension over SI J
a month. The new rule provided only a
certain per cent over $12 should be paid to
the state. The following letter to the com
mandants of the two homes explains the
position of the board:
The supreme: court has Just decided that
the Board of Pubtlc Lands and Buildings
haa charge of the state institutions, and
that they have full right to make reason
able rulea for their management ar-d con
It haa alwaya been the intention of the
present board to deal fairly with the old
soldier who Is a member of the Soldiers'
and Sailors' homes. It waa the opinion of
the board at the time the rule was adopted
which took a part of the pension of the
old soldier that the same would be satisfac
tory to everyone, from the fact that it
would decrease the amount which should
have been paid under the old rule which
waa In force. The board was of the oplr.lon
that the old rule had been strictly enforced,
hence a new rule which would permit the
party to retain more pension than he did
before would certainly be satisfactory.
With this idea In view, the graded pension
rule waa passed. Objections having arisen
to thla rule, and desiring to Investigate
further, the board desires me to ask you
to suspend action relative to taking any
part of the pension under said rule until
you receive further Information from them.
The letter is signed by Land Commis
sioner Eaton, chairman of the board.
Rhodes Scholarship Examinations.
The Vquallfylng examination for the
Rhodes' scholars to be elected for 1910 will
be held toward the end of October, 1909, In
stead of In the month of January aa here
tofore. It la believed that an examination
held In October will Interfere less than one
held In January with the regular work of
American university students, and that
the earlier selection will give better oppor
tunity for the selected scholars to direct
their work on lines moat advantageous for
their course at Oxford,
STRENI'OIS FIGHT OVER MCKXSR
llastlna-s Ministers Oet Into the Fray
HASTINGS, Neb., June . (Special Telf
gram.) Emphatic declaratlona of defiance
to the high license element have been given
out by the ministers who have led the pro
hibition fight. They issued a call for
"patriotic services" to take place at the
Presbyterian church last night and under
the Inscription, "Seven Preachers Fire
works Seven," and with an Illustration of
the American flag and eagle informed the
cltlsens that Rev. H. B. Harrison of the
Congregational church would show: "That
It is up to the people of Hastings to say
farewell to peace and prosperity, or prose
cute to a finish the fight which is sure to
Issue In peace."
In his address Rev. Mr. Harrison referr d
to Judge John M. Ragan, former commis
sioner of the supreme court, who decided
In favor of the conteatant In the Oauvreau
Van Patten election conteat, as a "rump"
Judge, and to his decision as "rump" ac
tion. The case which Judge Ragan decided
Is being tried before Judge Dungan of th-
tlstrict court, who waa summoned home
from Chicago especially for this action.
Rev. C. W. Weyer of the Presbyterian
church declared: "Thla town Is stirred up,
ant) by the grace of Qod we will keep It
stirred up until right prevails. This la
no Sunday school picnic; It's a scrap."
Approximately 1900 was raised to continue
the fight to keep Hastings dry. After the
Qauvreau-Van Patten case is settled the
council will meet to consldor applications
for licensee. Probably tha case will be
Oolaea Wedalagr Celebration.
BARONVILLH. Neb., June .-(Speclal.)
A very pleasant social affair' took place
here Saturday evening. It was the golden
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Chaltberg. who have realded in this
vicinity since ltvdo. There were preaent,
nine children and fourteen grandchildren,
besides over thirty invited guests. A fiva
course dinner was served, the same being
carried out In a color scheme In gold, both
In menu and table decorations. A happy
and impressive congratulatory address waa
tendered to the honored of the occasion
by their pastor. Rev. Llndsten of the Lu
theran church. The presenta were beauti
ful, numeroua and costly. Later In the
evening the many old neighbors among the
townspeople further celebrated the event
by a serenaded and fire works.
Ma eh Damaga at I.ealaTtlle.
LOUISVILLE, Neb., June M.-(Special)
The rainfall of Saturday evening waa by
far the heaviest In this section In so short
a time for years. Mill creek, which runs
through thla place, was out of lta banks
and awept the house of Mrs. Bender thirty
feet from the foundation, snd the furni
ture Is badly damaged by water and mud.
Bridges sre out on the creeks, snd a new
bridge on the Burlington Just east of town
with one-half mile of track was washed
away, delaying all traffic for thirty houra.
Paddock Hotel Sold.
BEATRICE. Neb., June 29 (Special Tele
gram.) Today 'Mrs. Marie Colby, wife of
General L. W. Colby, purchaaed the Pad
dock hotel and opera house from John
Telford and John Watson of Chicago fir
tlSO.frV. The new owner announced that
the Paddock hotel and opera house will
be reopned soon.
Wsati lajared by Fall.
BEAVER CITT. Neb.. June .-(8pecial
Telasram. Mrs. E. M. Muner, proprietor
of the Leader general merchandise store,
fell down a flight of stairs st their resi
dence yesterday and sustained ler oua In
Jurtea. One (ash In her head required sev
eral stitches and the was bruised In vari
Valaaa Reataastraae t aeld.
BEATRICE:. Neb.. June (Spe-lal Te e-
rant) la th saluon jemvnsvran.e case
Hgalnst Walter I. Jtidnh of Parrestin. I
ti'ge Raier 'n the dis.rlrt court found
fi.r the remonstrators on the grounds that
Judah's petition did not contain the
requisite number of freehold! rs. Mr. Juriah
will file a new application for license.
Mara Stork Drowns la Flood.
ItIiATRICl Neb.. June 29 I Spec si Tele
gram. (The Blue river fell about five feet
today. The wagon hrldge across the river
let ween hr? end llolmesvl'e went out
th's morning. Ki porta received from Cub
i re--k loday state that much stock wss
drowned In the flood esterdny. The rr.ip
erty loss will be up into the thousands.
Nebraska ewa Motes. j
WB8TKRN The few days of dry
weather have given the farmers sn oppor
tunity to catch up with the'r work. The
small grain will give a large yield. T.ie
corn on an average is In good shape.
WEST POINT The weather now Is Ideal
for agricultural purposes and farmers are
busily engager! In plowing corn. Crops sre
looking excellent and the corn Is rapidly
Ruining the ground lost during the pro
longed wet spell.
COLl'MBCS-The three counties. Platte,
llutler and Polk, are beginning to get a
move on them In the mutter of repairing
the Pintle river bridge, for the government
Is setting after them, and the powers that
he have sent word that unless the bridge
Is put In better condition for travel .thai
the rural free delivery route going south
from here will have to be discontinued.
WKST POINT John Lamp, an aged and
highly respected citizen of West Point and
a pioneer settler of Cuming county, died at
the family home in this city ou Sunday
morning. On Saturday evening he partook
of something which affected his stomach
so severely that he succumbed In a few
hours. He had been in falling health for
some months and Ids demise was not en
WEST FOINT A stranjrer driving an
automobile passing through the city on
Saturday evening frightened the team of
Louis Zepltn, a drayman, wlto was In the
act of loading cream cans. The team ran
away, with the result that one valuable
horse was killed and the cream spilled and
lost. The driver was arrested, fined and
compelled to pay t lie cost of the horse
and the spilled cream, amounting in all
to considerably over $100.
VALLKY Instead of the formal banquet
of the last years, the alumni of VaLey
High school gave an Informal reception to
the clans of iao8 at the homo of Frank
Whitniore Friday evening. The address of
welcome was given by Miss Marion Whlt
more, class of ';, and responded ti bv
Mrs. Winifred McAllister, class of '0.
Frank Whitniore and Kev. Zimmerman
gave very appropriate, addresses. A d
ikious luncli cosed a pleasant evening.
WILLIAMS GETS HIS RELEASE
Man Charged Tilth Swindling Women
Has Tracka Too Well Cov
ered for Police.
Although every effort has been made
by the authorities in an endeavor to cone
nect M. W. Williams, who is said to have
swindled Miss Fanny Welse of Lincoln of
$180 while the latter was employed In Den
ver through the medium of a want adver
tisement, with some crime of which he can
be clnvlcted, no Information has been re
ceived from the authorities of other cities
where Williams operated that would war
rant his further detention. Investigation
by Poatofflce Inspector Frazer failed to
disclose where Wlliams had used the malls
to defraud, and as he secured no money
from women, either In Omaha or Kansas
City by his clever method, he was released
from custody Monday afternoon, having
been in Jail seven days.
A Fortunate Texan.
E. W Goodloe, Dallas, Texas, found a
sure cure for malaria and billui'sness In
Dr. King's New Life rills. 1'Bc. Fur sale
by Beaton Drug company.
The fallowing data, covering a period of
thiri -se en .tears, have ne'ii i.-oniplled
from the weather hureau records at Omaha.
Neb. They are issued to show the con
ditions thut have prevailed, durliiK the
month in question, for the above period of
years, hut must not be construed as a fore
cast of the weather conditions for the Cum
Temperature Mean or normal tempera
ture, 7i deries. The warmest month w.is
that of 1901, with an average of 5. '1 he
ioldet m mth was tliat of 1W1. with an
average f 71. The hiuliest tempeiatur- waa
Ml, '. n July .6. 194. The lowest temp r.i
t.ire was GO. on July 9. Wb. The earliest
date on which first "killing" frost occurred
In autumn, fep;e ml er 18, 1901. Ave;nge riat
on which first killing" frost occurred in
autumn, OrtoN r 12. Aveiage date in whloli
last "killing" frost occurred in spring,
April Hi. The latest date on which "klll
li.g" frost occurred In Fpilng. Slav 19. 1A4.
Fre irltatlon (rain or melt 'd snowi Aver
age for the month. 4.48 inches. Average
number of days with .01 of an inch or more,
ten. The greatest monthly precipitation
was 10.."6 Indies, in 1S84. The least monthly
precipitation was 0.64 Inch, in 1874. The
greatest amount of precipitation recorded
In any twenty-four consecutive hours waa
4.35 inches, on July 29, 1871.
Relative Humidity Average 7 a. m., 77;
average 7 p. m., 57.
Clouda and Weather Average number of
clear days, 12; partly cloudy daya, 13;
cloudy days, 6.
Wind The prevailing winds are from the
southeast. The average honrlv velocity of
the wind ia 7.1. The highest velocity of the
wind was tlxty-four miles from the north
east, on July 13, 19C6.
Stat on, Omaha, Neb. Da e of lssu, June
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Fred Molin has been appointed supreme
chief clerk of the Knights of the Mystic
Circle. He has recently returned from Eu
rope, where he made a circuit of the vau
deville circuit with a slack wire perfor
mance. County Judge Charles Leslie w'M spend
the Fourth of July in Gxlena 111., with
Mr'. Les le. who is spending the summer
with her f.ither there. He will leave Tues
day night and return the Monday following
Rev. A. D. Lelthen, pastor of St. Joseph's
Catholic church of Butte, Mont., and J. T.
Fyrne of that city have been visiting
frlenda In Omaha several daya. Father
lelthen goes on to Philadelphia and Mr.
Bvrne remains In Omaha longer, the guest
of his brothers, William and Joseph Byrne.
Adjutant General J. W. F. Hughes of
Kansas, who ia also major general of the
Kanaaa National Guard, one of the moat
prominent National Guardsmen In the coun
try, is in the city on military business. He
came up from Topeka this morning In com
pany with Colonel N. H. Lootnls, general
counsel for the I'nion . Pacific, who had
been amending the r-abbath with his family
at the Kansas capital. General Hughes
will return to Topeka tonight.
aches due to Constipation;
Acts naturally, acts truly as
Best forMenvnwn and CKiloU
1o $et its lleneticial Effects
illwavs huv iue oenume
has me full name of The L
Bo Strup Co.
ttowhani it is manufactured .printed on tnt
irent ef rvery package.
SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS,
n iz only, regular price 60 f botua.
OLD FOES TO JOIN AS HOSTS
Jacks and Jimi Entertain Passing
PEACE BANNER, TORN, IS UP
Semblance of Harmony Will Be Pre
sented (or the Sake of the
Brethren that Come
Tattered and torn by the bullets of many
a battle, but still bearing; a sliKht rpspm
blance to an ensign, the flan of truce is
again fluttering feebly over the Jacks and
the Jims, the warring factions of local
The Dahlman Democracy, pleblan, and
the Jacksonian club, patrician, will Join
In entertaining the eastern delegates who
will pass through Omaha on Friday, Satur
day and Sunday, enroute to Denver and
the Bryan ratification commiuc'. Boih
clubs have appointed reception c-jnim'.ttees,
and there will be a semblance of unity In
their entertainment of the visitors.
The Jacksonian clubs will leave Saturday
afternoon for Denver, and on this account
the bulk of the entertainment will fall
upon the Dahlmanltes, who do not go until
Monday morning. The Jacks go early, so
aa to catch the North r-.atte snd other
delegations, who could not get to Denver
in time If they waited until Monday, there
b-'ing no Sunday trains In their part of
the state. They expect to get into Denver
on Sunday and be rested and lit fine fettle
for the opening of the big show. The Jims
will arrive in Denver early Tuesday morn
ing, the first day of the convention.
Jacks' Hereptlon Committee.,
The Jacks have appointed a recepiion
committee consisting of Ed P. Smitn, Car
man; V. S. Poppleton, O C. Byrne, EJson
Rich and llobert Williams, and tills com
mittee haa the matter of entertainment in
charge. The Tammany and other early
delegations will be met at the depots and
escorted up town and taken to Hant.com
park and other places of Interest, If lime
permits. Souvenirs and badges will bi
given all who pasa through the cfty and
every effort made to Impress on the minds
of the easterners that Omaha Is online
"There Is not much that we can do, but
we will do what we can," says Kd Y.
Barryman, secretary of the Jack organisa
tion. "They have parka in the east, they
have larger buildings In the east than we
have, in fact, tluy have everything in the
east, but It will never do to let them go
through town without showing them a
good time, and the Jacks will be there w.tn
the goods, and don't you forget it. You
can aay for me that the delegations which
will go through Omaha before the Jack
sonian club leaves for Denver will want
Committee for the Jims.
John E. Reagan is chairman of the Jim
reception committee. I.ouls J. Patti, Charles
E. Fanning. Sam U. Rothwell and Hairy
V. Hayward, who waa tapped $100 for being
an alternate delegate, composed the re
mainder of the committee.
"We propose to show the visitors ths
packing houses." ssys Mr. Reagan. "They
have everything else in the east but that,
and I th'nk they will be Interested In the
packing Industry. Our committee proposes
seeing the traction company with the idea
of getting some concession from It In the
way of a street car train of about six cars
to take the delegates to South Omaha, and
any other placea on Interest.
"We have bought l.twu horns left over
from last year's Ak-8ar-Ben and will have
pasted on them a label reading: "The Gale
City Omaha-the booster Town." The
delegates will take these with them and
blow thrm on the way to Denver and will
use them In the convention to cheer ths
name of Bryan. 1 think these Lords wlU
In order to celebrate
' M Met z m
in your home. Just what you want when company drops in
and what you need as a night cap to sooth the nerves and aid
sleep after the strenuous day.
Be sure and get your orders in on time. Tele
phone us today, and we will make prompt delivery.
PhnnP Bell. Douolas - - 1 to
"W-ai independent, A-211U
Omaha's Favorite The Quality Beer
SmmAwnljar imtwwirt lr itv;
make a hit. We will also give them some
budges or buttons as souvenirs and do
everything we can to show them va good
Cliailes E. Fanning, member of the Jim
c ommittee, says there is not much to be
lone in the way of entertainment.
"We will bring the delegates up town and
show them the city through the bottom of
hampasne glasses, or possible beer glasses,
but 1 fall to see what else we can do," he
Both committee purpose going before the
council Tuesday evening and to the Com
mercial club for assistance. Exalted Ruler
Rine of the Elks and President Flynn of
the Eagles will also appoint committees
to assiHt In the entertainment of the broth
eis who will be among the delegates.
AM NiSTY, PROCLAIM ED BY SHAH
Action Taken In Effort to Restore
Order In the Persian
WASHINGTON, June 29. In a further
effort to restore tranquillity In the city of
Teheran, the scene of recent riots in Per
sia, the shah has proclaimed a general
amnesty, according to a cablegram received
tonight by General Morteza, the Persian
minister. The message Is from the Persian
government and the, proclamation Is dated
June 26. v
LONDON, June A dispatch to the
Times from Teheran raints a gloomy pic
ture of the situation. It aaya that general
uncertainty exists and that the feeling of
Insecurity Is Increasing. The people are
driven to despair and the half-famtshed
soldiers, eager for loot, commit acts of
flagrance. Meanwhile the royal camp is
Increasing in strength and it Is said to
number 10,000 men. General Llakhoff Is
master of the Bituatlnn and is ruling as an
absolute Independent viceroy. The shah,
the dispatch concludes, seems to have no
program for the future admlnstratlon of
Genrue M. Itead Stricken.
DES MOINES, la., June :. George M.
Read, commander of Crocker, Grand Army
of the Republic and a rjfmlnent fes
Moines man, has been stricken with a
severe attack of paralysla and Is in a
critical condition at his home In this city.
. a. .-twM jaw
r. If It Y W -V-a'
day when all arc young again,
the day we celebrate together
the day properly, however have a case of
wHO GaasxsD1'' (esses!?
EVERYBODY STOPS IN OMAHA
Stopover Privileges Are Stamped on!
All Tickets Now. I
RAILROADS HAVE COME TO TAW
Kursret M here Nnlarsl (iiitea- Is
t nlii Oitinha ( niiiinrrelal C lub
Forcibly Itcmlndi 'I he ill
Stopovers on transront nenial :inrl o.h-r
tourist t c'.iets will be allowed ai Omah.i
and Assi-tant Jo nt Agent G. X. llruiinei
has op. ned on afflce at 21'J South Four
teenth street to i are for ihe tickets.
"An oversight" by all the railroad com
pantea left Omaha off the list at the b
ginning of tha peas in, when four such join,
agencies wire established. The iltiea en
the list were Chicago, Minneapolis, t.
Paul and St. Louis. Through ttvse clUei
It. was ananged to allow stopovers at them
ranging from one wei k to thirty days and
at some of them several months' stopove.
could l e eec ured. But Omaha wa f orgot
ten. Thoughtless railroad officials allowed
the Omaha gateway to Blip from their
minus I ke some bo hood prank which they
strive to forget as fast as possible.
And during all the time the schedule and
trains was being arranged Omaha was on
the map In big black letters. Trains passed
through and business originated and ended
at Omaha. Several of the companies had
general offices In Omaha, but they all for
get to allow stopover privileges. More
transcontinental business passed through
Omaha than through any other Missouri
river point, but the railroads allowed It all
to slip pieir minds did not know where a
Burlington train leaving Chicago crossed
the Missouri river to get to Denver, nor
the I'nion Pacific railroad picked up the
sleeping cars taken out of Chicago by the
Northwestern and Milwaukee & St. Paul.
Had not the Omaha Commercial club re
minded the railroads of the oversight,
trains might have continued to leave
Chicago over the lines of one conipany,
plunge out Into the darkness and sailing
over the long lines of "shimmering steel'
tear a great fiery hole in the darkness anr
whistle for San Francisco without kmvwinj
iiow they got on the rails of connectiti
Hues nor where.
Hut the Commercial club did remind lh
ims'sengcr traffic managers of. the ovrj-.
ight, and it is all fixed up. For having,
put Omaha Into the limited and exclusive
iias-, the Commercial club acknowledge .
hs indebtedness to S. F. Miller, assistant
Keiiiiiil passenger agent of the Noiih
LOUISIANA TALKS SHIP SUBSIDY
Proposes to Exempt Property of
Corporation from Taxa
tion. NHW ORLEANS, June 29. The question
whether Louisiana shall grant what Is in
effect a state ship subsidy will be acted
on by the assembly this week. The object
of the grant will be a quasi public steam
Bhlp conipany, organized to conserve to the
Mississippi valley states in general and t'j
Louisiana in particular the advantage to
be derived from the Panama canal.
The assembly has been asked by a com
mission of rtnety-nlne New Orleana busi
ness and professional men, including some
of the wealthiest in this state, to incor
porate them under the title of the Missis
sippl Valley & Orient Steamship company.
Mayor Behrman heads the list of ninety
five names. A domestic steamship line is
them proposed as the means of securing
this commerce. The capitalization la to be
$10,000,000, with the privilege of Increasing
The subsidy feature is to consist In the
exemption of the property of this corporatior
from all state taxation until 1926. To make
the Incorporation of the company effective
a constitutional amendment wll! be neces
siry. Nearo Hanged In Wasnlnatoa.
WASHINGTON, June .-Albert Brown,
a negro, 23 years old, who was convicted
several months ago of killing his younger
brother, Harvey, in a quarrel over a girl,
was hanged In the Jail yard here today.
President Roosevelt had refused to stay the
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