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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MARCH 24. 1912..
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POWELL CHECKS CAR WEIGHT
Nebraska Expert Finds Marks on
Sides to Be Wrong.
TRAFFIC SCALES ALSO DIFFER
Rossi la Many iMtiarrt I nor- by
)Erro and (km Tbrnirlrrt
' ' Out of ..rKc Sns af
'From & Staff Corrwiionlent.
LINCOLN. March !3.t Special Telt
Sram.) Railroads may have their busi
ness down to an exact science aa is
often asserted, but figures compiled by
V. G. Powell, expert rate man for the
Nebraska railway commission, would not
Indicate it He has been digging up some
facts concerning weights to present to
the Interstate Commerce commission at
The custom of the roads Is to mark
on cars the weight of the cars, which
marks are permanent. When a loaded
tar la weighed this amount Is taken
from the total to get at the contents.
Out of 1.100 cars weighed by the com
mission on tested fcaies 4A2 showed' a
variation for correct weight from 400 to
i,300 pounds, the others varying in letter
amount?. The one which was off 7,800
was a Northwestern car and the sten.
rilled weight was that much lew than
Us real weight, the company thereby
thcating' itself - out of that much on
tach carload If It weighed up to the
In others the stencilled weights were too
(treat, the whole showing there was no
design in the incorrect weights.
In roweiglilng 500 cars of coal four dif
firu scales were u?ed and differences
In scales amounting to as high as 13.0Gi
Imunds were discovered in one Instance.
t'nnthrlilt'C Files Cnmptatul.
The city of Cambridge has filed" a c;n
hlaim aiulnt the Burlington roud In
Which the allegation l made that the
toad discriminates against the town and
Kives smaller and less Important nlnces
! etter train service and bstter arcommo-
j ( Inns for passengers. The complaint
iris out that Cambridge Is the largest
and most Important place on the Denver
Ins of the Burlington between Holdrega
unci McCook and on the St. Louis Una
lif-tween McCook and Red Cloud; that It
has a population of 1.S0O, hat a beautiful
natural lake and a fine park which Is the
pleasure resort of southwestern Ne
braska; that It is the home of many
raveling men and of the judge of the j
district court and the common meeting
la- for many conventions and public
fathering. It is set out that the fast
through trains of the road do not stop
Ihcre, though they do stop at Oxford, s
much smaller plai-e. It Is also asserted
that the Cambridge depot is old, dilapi
dated and entirely too small for the pur
pose, is poorly llghtril. poorly supplied
with di Inking iter and that the freight
touni Is no small that crates of butter,
eggs, fruit (sometimes decayedl, poultry
lnl other things are plied in the waiting
room and that the company refuses to
give better fai illtles. while Alma has a
(ins brick depot and other places on the
line are favored with adequate facilities.
The Commercial club, which flies' the j
tomplalnt, wants the tioard to order all
trains stoid at ;imlirlilge and a new
and adequate dcHit provided. The com-,
Malnt tlll be referred to the company j
ml time giantcd to file an answer, j
kfter which a date will be set for a,
hearing In case the company and the j
residents of Cambridge cannot get to
tether on a solution of the trouble.
More I ha n half the state banks have
lent In their rcnrts In response to .the
recent call, which the banking depart
ment con-blers a good record, espe
rlally If the remaining ones will
Drltiif I omplnlat Heard.
The hearing on the ltethany complaint
pu street railway charge, utter being on
III day yesterday and about an hour
this morning was iwstiioned to a date
l ot yet fixed to nmkc fur a hearing on
I tuck island switching charges, which
has set for Friday. The company wants
a switching tariff abolished so far as
It rclutes (o certain parties not on the
line of Its tracks and where it relates
lo handbill; cars brought in by other
companies. The company asserts that
Iho business handled under that tariff
la all interstate and beyond the Jurisdic
tion of the stute commission, and further
that It Is a general rule among roads
hot to switch cars brought In by other
roads to a wagon traiks of a competitor
and that no other road In Uncoln has
tuch a rate as the one this company seeks
to havo abrogated.
' KrliKltias FlKarra.
Figures taken from the religious census
recently made show that one man out
tf each six In Lincoln and Us suburbs
U employed by the railroads, or a total
tf Of this number the Burlington
rmploys The Roman ' Catholic
ruurch claims by far the largest mem
bership of any denomination, with the
Lutheran'' next. Klght per cent of the
employes of the headquarters own their
iwn homes, the comparatively small
liumber as related to other classes being
ttrlbuted to the fact the percentage of
tingle men Is greater In the headquarters.
lf the engineers and conductors to per
tent are home owners, Tti per cent of the
roundhouse men, yo per cent of the truck
men, 4u per cent of the swttebmen, &
per rent of the yard officers, 10 per cent
ti the roundhouse officers, 13 per cent of
the signalmen, brakemen and baggage
men. Hooka for Teacber.
At the meeting of the Nebraska State
Feathers' reading circle board held In
Lincoln Friday. March 22, the following
books were adopted for the year 1912
bu: t. Sturry "How to Study and Teach
ing How to Study," published by Hough
tou Jillflin Company, and McKenny s
'"the personality of Ine leacner.' -pub-l-Shed
by Ko, Peterson Co.. for
ieacbers In cny schools t subdivision
oognt's "American Rural Pchool, pub
rerio by tne Siacmihan Company, and
Mcteenny'B "The personality ol the
i'eacaer, ' published by Kow, Peterson r
Co.. ior toscners In raral and village
iCOOOMI UUUV110Q .
These books represent three lines of
work: "How to btuay and Teaming How
to Htudy," peuagogical; "The Personality
f the Teacher," inspirational or cultural;
Amerxau iiurai ocnoo j,," vocauonai
Members of the board art: Ksperln
edmt.diUi A. Lathrop, Clay Renter,
president; Prof. Fred M. blunter, scttou
It agrlcaltare. University of Nebraska,
t toe prsoidini Supertntodent J. M. Mat
reo, Preiaonl. tuperbuendeet H. E.
till, 'WUber; UUt Superintendent .'una
. Lelieil. Lincoln, manager.
The board of supplies Is busy looking
over estimates for supplies for stats in-
stitutions. Bids will be opened next Mon
day. Fisherstea Worried.
The duck hunters is not the only branch
of the sporting fraternity which is worry
ing. The opening of the fishing season
is April 1, but with the amount of snow
on the ground and the time required to
get the snow water out of the lakes
and streams it will be long after April
1 before the angler can hope to enjoy
to. Meet Monday
to Perfect Plans
H.VSTIXUS. Xeb March a (Special.)
The executive committee elected to
carry out the program formulated by the
state insurgent convention of Modern
Woodmen of America has been called by
President Beghtol of this city to meet In
Hastings Monday. March 3. The details
of the adopted plan of insurgency will
be worked out at this meeting and prob
ably another conference will be held In
Omaha or Lincoln a week later prepara
tory to the making of formal demands
on the head officials of the order.
The resolutions adopted by the con
vention commit the Insurgent Woodmen
to the following line of action; .
1. To secure the submission of the rate
question to the entire membership for a
2. Falling In the first, to endeavor to
secure a meeting of a newly elected head
camp for a reconsideration of the rate
3. Failing In the first and second, to
Institute legal proceedings to prevent the
enforcement of the new rate pending
consideration of the question by the next
regular head camp.
4. Falling In all these, to call another
convention, to take such action as the
circumstances may require.
The committee charged with the duty
of carrying out this program Is composed
of the following:
Dr. J. V. lleghtol. Hastings, president;
Alexander ' McFarland. Friend, vioe
president; F. Q. Uevoe. Omaha, secre
tary; G. W. Phillips, Columbus, treas
urer; J. R. Thompson. Grand Island;
Nathan Bernstein, Omaha; V. A. Ander
son. Holdrege; M. L. Corey, Clay Center;
Lon Conn Oxford.
The convention was attended by J76
delegates, representing 81 of the tK
camps of the' state.
Jesse Gandy Files for
in the Sixth District
BROKEN fiOW. Neb.. Marct 5. -(Special.)
The primary election here promisee
to be a spirited one as many candidates
have entered the race from both partlea.
Hon. Jesse Candy, who has been winter
ing In Texas and is the present represen
tative of this district, ha concluded not
to file for the nomination of representa
tive, but has cast his lot for congress and
will appear as a democratic candidate on
the primary ballot. The head of the
primary ticket from this district will read
as follows: Congress, republican: SI. P.
Klnkald. O'N'eil. Democrats: W. J. Taylor.
Merna; Jesse Gandy, Broken Bow. State
senate, republican: A. 9. Moon, Taylor;
W. S. Mattley. Ansley. Democratic: J. A.
Ollts. Ord. Representative, republican:
E. X. Bishop. Gates: J. B. Wilson, Broken
Bow: A. L. Matthews, Callaway; James
Haggarty, Sargent: O. H. Moody. Ansley.
Democratic:- E. M. Webb. Callaway;
Alfred Bchreyer. Callaway: George Green
wait. Garfield: John Ptmle. Merna. Social
ist: Fred O. Chase. Mason City; James
Stockham, Broken Bow.
Pioneers Are Dead
NEWS NOTES FR?M BEATRICE
Oely Two of the giiteea Candidates
for Comaslssloaer File Ex
BEATRICE, Neb., March 23.-Speclal.)
Of the sixteen candidates for commis
sioner only two have tiled statements of
their campaign expenses. These are M.
R. Roby and Morris Freshman. Yesterday
was the last day for candidates to file
their statements and the state law pro
vides a severe penalty for those who fall
to do so.
Charles II. Dunlap of Ulysses, Neb.,
and Mi's. May Ferris of Lincoln were
married here yesterday by Rev. U, G.
"Deacon" Burroughs, who has been con
fined In the county jail here for the last
three months on a charge of robbing the
store of the Klein Mercantile company,
was released yesterday by County Attor
ney F. O. McGlrr.'who filed a nolle prosse
In the case. Burroughs appeared as a
witness In the case against Clarence Cain,
who was sentenced to the penitentiary to
servo a sentence of seven years for rob
bing the Klein store.
About fifty students of the high school,
who were recently expelled for two weeks
because of the part they took In "sneak
day" exercises, have chosen a faculty
and are conducting regular studies In a
room in the court house.
NEBRASKA C1TV. March 23.-8pedal.)
Those that have filed for office In this
county are: W. K. Moran, democrat,
county attorney; state senate, H. H.
Bartllng. republican, of Nebraska city,
and W. B. Banning, democrat, of Union.
Representatives ; Sixth . district:, F. A.
Rueter, democrat, of Syracuse, and w. W.
Anness. republican, of Dunbar. Float
representative Eight district: C. II. Busch,
democrat. County commissioners, demo
crats: James A. White of Palmyra, . Frits
Ztaack of North Branch, Emil Jacobson
and L T. Hensley of Hendricks. Ite-
publteans: John -Moss of Hendricks.
Thomas Rodawty of North Russell and
E. C. Itudge of Palmyra. For county
assessors: Fred tlemer, democrat, or Ne
braska City, and O. ,11. Gross, democrat,
of South Branch; Lewis Gsntel. repub
lican, of Berlin and W. G. James, repub
lican, of Wyoming.
LEXINGTON". Neb., March 23,-(Spe-
clal.) The following is a complete list of
candidates fUed for offices In Dawson
Representative, Sixty-seventh District
William Stebbins, Gothenburg and Daniel
Balmer, Coxad, republicans; J. D. Ander
son, Cosad and Charles Spencer, , Lexing
County Commissioner. Third District
B. A. Calling. Gothenburg, republican;
M. E. Cos! In. Willow Island; F. O.
Ilecox. Gothenburg, democrats; Rolf
Johnson, Gothenburg, republican: J. H.
Gorum, Cosad, democrat.
County Assessors Frank Plank, Gothen
burg; J. J. Mutchle. Eddyvllle, demo
crats; Roy W. Johnson, Sumner, repub
lican. County Attorncy-T. M. Hewitt. Lexing
HUMBOLDT. Xeb.. March J5.-tSpeclal.)
Mrs. Marie Sophia Loonnig, widow of
the late Frederick A. Loennig. died
Thursday evening after suffering from
cancer of the stomach for several
months. She was born in Mandeldurs,
Bavaria, Germany. In IMS and came to
America when tt years old. , Her family
settled In Illinois, where she was united
In marriage to Frederick A. Loennig In
ISM, They came to Nebraska forty-one
years ago. To this union were born five
girls and six boys, nine of whom are
living. Funeral will probably be held
Sunday afternoon and Interment will be
In Humboldt ecmetory.
James M. Trimble, a well known and
highly respected cltlsen of Humboldt,
died Friday, morning from cancer of the
stomach, from which he has been suf
fering for more than a year. He was
born In Muskingum count)'. Ohio, in 1ST.
About thirty years ago he was mar
ried to Mrs. Sophia tlelixa of Appanoose
county. Is., and to this union one boy
was born. He moved bis family to
Richardson county eighteen years ago
and lived on a farm south of Hum
boldt until two years ago, when he
moved to town. Ills wife died in lttl
and In ISOS he married Miss Sarah Revelle
ot this county. Beside hut widow and
young daughter he leaves three brothers.
Funeral will . be held Sunday morning
from the Christian church.
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M'COOK HIGH WINS DEBATE
' FROM FRANKLIN HIGH
CATTLE BREAK THROUGH
ICE AND ARE DROWNED
NEBRASKA CITY. March .-ipecll.)
Henry Holtgrew, a large stock raiser,
lost thirteen head of fine cattle yester
day In a peculiar manner. The Little
Nemaha river was nearly bank full and
the cattle got out and attempted to
cross the stream on the Ice. They
broke through and were drowned. Part
of the remainder of the herd was follow
ing, but when the 'Ice begun to give way
they retreated to the shore and escaped.
M'COOK, Neb., March S.-Special Tele
gram.) The MfCoolt High school debat
ing team won from the Franklin High
school team Inst night In the debate In
this city. McCook having won from Tren
ton and Franklin having defeated Beaver
City, this victory gives McCook a big
boost In the district championship. Mc
Cook's debaters were Maurice Benjamin,
Cecil McMlllen and Harold Schwab. The
Franklin team consisted of Robert Gor
ham, Marston Hussong and George Aver
hoff. The Judges were: Superintendent
C. F. White, Trenton; Superintendent P.
W. Pepoon. Orleans, snd Byrn Marcellus,
Lincoln. Principal K. M. Hussong ot
Franklin presided. McCook had the af
firmative tide of the open shop question.
PAPILLION, Neb., March S. -(Special
Telegram. )-The republicans of Sarpy
county met In mass convention here this
afternoon. Seven delegates wero elected
to the sttte convention and a county
committee of twelve members was
chosen. I. D. Clark was elected chairman
of the committee. Addresses were made
by Howard II. Baldiige and R. B. Howell
GENERAL BRUSH ASKS
PERMISSION TO RETIRE
SAN FRANCISCO, Maich.H.-Brlgadler
General Daniel H. Brush, commanding
the Department of California, has asked
the War department for permission to
retire from the service April 13 Instead
of waiting until his sixty-fourth birthday,
which falls on May -It next. General
Brush enlisted In the One Hundred and
Fortyflfth Illinois volunteers and entered
West Point at the close of the war. On
retlrlsg he will' make his home In Baltimore.
Stimulate your huslren by advertising
In .The Bee the newspaper that reaches
all of the buyers.
Orchard & Wilhelm
Strictly Mipsion design In toft
brown turned oak. Spanish lea
ther cushion seat and back.
High, quality throughout. Spe
cial price "....819.75
7L't L' i-I
We are sola agent for this
handy combined go-cart, chair
bassiret. They come tn three
patterns at 88.50 810.50
Go'Carts and Carriages
New line. Latest patterns. We are showing many new and
norel designs at popular prices. Collapsible Go-cart with
hood, rubber tires, etc. Price 84.75
Other pit terns. . ..... .$6.0O, $6.30, $7.00, $8.00 and up.
5? ffi & !
The ideal and most practical cab
inet for kitchen use. Saves miles
of steps. 8oltd oak, sliding ex
tension top and many other fea
tures. Price 828.00
New styles. All, sizes. Made, from
geuuine Tennessee Ked Cedar,
at . .$9.00, $10.00, $12.00 to $2400
(J ft. x 9 ft. .....
7 ft. 6 in. x 9 ft. .
10 ft. 6 in. x 12 ft,
Seamless Wilton Velvet Rags
At such low prices that will attract all care
ful buyers. The rugs are made of the best qunlity
wool yarn," no seams. They are new and eppecially
selected for the spring trade.
27x54 in 2.50
BRUSSELS EUGS Large attractive line of new patterns, Oriental and floraf designs
Siz9xi2, at ..: $12.95
Koyal Wilton Rugs, extra heavy quality, 9x12 '. .$27.50
' Do not forget our Special Oriental Rug Sale all this week. r
4 Stove Department
SpeciaUdemonstration.. Wear-Ever Aluminum Cooking utensils. Visit ,
thiB demonstration, and as a special inducement to try this C C '
ware we will sell a 2 quart kettle, reg. price 95c special . . OOC
Throughout the entire week we continue our wouderful 30th Anniversary Sales and
every day will be an extraordinary bargain occasion in every department. Many -of
our grandest .bargain lots have been planned for this week. Don't overlook asingle
dav's announcement. Don't miss a dav of this- sale." . ; : :.
Women's $1 Petticoats at 39c Each
1 1 its.lmrliJ siP Kilt i.l' iiaH)iWi(c ii in tit i iti s.lnlir.iiii-rtti" ArliiilutAI ITtrurv
one guaranteed worth $1. Annirersarv SjiK irict. on front barirain'souare' W7V
GLORIA SILKS, Worth Up To $1, at 39c Yard :
These are all pure silk and wool, in black, blues and browns, sold up to $1, j Q
Anniversary sale priee in dress goods' department, ''yard . O C
, . j " '
'JRq CH ALLIES 'ie8e are a" wv 8Pr'n8 . patterns, all guaranteed perfect,
. 00 , strictly all wool Anniversary sale price, 1 "Odb
- at ZUc Yard vard y:v....:x"v
75 Pes. $1.5041.75 All Sflk and Wool 42-in. Drets'Pdplins $l-f d.
The most popular fabric on the market today in all shades of blues, light. to dark'taiis,
browns, amethyst, all shades of grey, reseda, old rose and black; Anniver- , M
sarj- Sale price, yard
91.00 to $1.25 SILKS at 60c a Yard
Fancy mossalines, peau de cygne, chiffou
taffetas, rajah effoct shantiuig silks, nat
ural iHingees,. dress messalines and a fine
collection of the well known waterproof
foulards, in small and medium prints in
cluding dots ; Anniversary Sale price
on front Bargain Square, Cfl
a yard WC
$1 to $1.25 DRESS GOODS at 80c Yd.
On front- bargain square,; south ;entrnnce(
most remarkable values, in. high gi-adb
Spring suiting ever shown bv any. hqttifl
at the prices quoted.) Plain . and r irincy
serges, -novelty suitings,' ScotcK ttwecd,
broken chei-ks and fancy stripes ;afso'
light wtlght, all wool dress fabrics for - HV
ona-placa drsss; a great miny'ln thls'lot lip
are worth 11.25 yd., AnniVsrsary sale price.
45-inch Swiss Embroidered Skirtings worth $l, at yd. 59c Also 27-inch Flouncin'gsiaiid
Allovers in choice, new designs; worth $1.00 yard,. Anniversary Sale price, ' " PO
per yard ;'. :.'.. . ..:.:.t:.,.V.,.f.r;. '''..Wv
Fine Convent Embroidered Edges and Insertions, go at, yard 8o Very'.. fine 'long- cloth
in neat open work designs; worth up to 20o; 'Anniversary Sale price, . "ifrl
ler yard .', , .' vC
i 1 .. - i -
18-inch Cambric and, Nainsook Embroidered Skirtings,' 19c Embroidered Skirtings,
Flouneings, Corset Coverings and Oalloons; worth up to 40c, Anniversary ' ; , ,, lQ
Sale )rice, per yard , , ; '. , . .'. .C
16-Button Elbow Length Pure Milanese and Trioot.SUk Gloves 89c hwblaok; white;'aud
colors; worth $1.00, ou sale in glove detriment at the Anniversary Sale ' 104
price, per pair ..... 1' . ,'f. .. , . ,9trv
Women's Pure Silk Boot Hosiery Wide
lisle garter tops, lisle soles, high spliced
heels and toes; black, t;in and white lfj
colors; a 50o quality, at pair slllC
18-inch '. Fine Allover Laces "-j In -new,
shadow,' crochet, filet and 'cluny; effects
.worth' to 50c, sjiecial, nt'a.'.L! .'''45
yard ........... V. l.SZ
GREAT MONDAY SPECIALS IN KNIT UNDERWEAR
Odd lota of Women's Nunslnc .Union Suits Irreg
ular hlah neck and Ions sleeves in knee
and ankle lengths, etc.: rogular and extra
slsea: worth' up to $l.B0, special, suit....
Wotnen's fine Cotton Union r Suits-iLow
neck, sleeveless and umbrella f C-t
knec-lacc. trimmed nor suit-.
As a sjwial feature of thin Anniversary week we have secured for Monday. aiidlfiies
day a siHHiial showing and' sale of Exquisite New'Imported Tunica and .' Kobes;S'V.hioU
will be exhibited by a representative of the New York importer. There 8re l,0lr9made
and unmade garments of beautiful lace, hand embroidered and beaded. effti-ts,' These
will be sold outright Monday and Tuesday at lower figures than they could possibly.' be
purchased in any other way. ' : . 1 1 . ' Vj'
Anniversary Sale Specials in Women's Suit: IXepCllU
New Spring Styles, worth
Silk and Wool Dresses .'in
new styles, worth
up to $10, at
Scores of pretty, new styles,
worth up to OAfi
$1.50, at .. . ...OSft
WOMEN'S SERGE COATS
Smart Colored Serge Coats,'
worth up to
$12.50, at ....
WHITE SERGE fS&RTS
Women's and misstfeVsizes
nicely tailored;,' ' Ynh
worth to $6.50,ia't'0
I4tr V 1 J'
Children's '.Wash ' Drtftses '
Practical styles foi's'sfjrjng
and siimmer-i-yql-' ri6k
up to $2, at:-.. ..UW
30th Anniversary Specials in Our Basement -- v
36-inch Dress Percales at 6Y2o yard Fancy
light and dark figured dots, cheeked and
striped designs. This fabric is known as
the American Dress Percale and sells
everywhere at 12',5c, special, 1
25c Poplins at 15c a yard Do not pay 25c
for mercerized poplins when you can come
to Braiideis basement, and choose from
every wanted color, also black and white
at a saving of 10c on every yard. Every
yard of those highly mercerized poplins
should sell at 25c a yard, special
at a yard '. IwC
25c Tissues at 15c a yard-.Wll-Jknowhjti
sues retailing in the" best"8toresoyejtiie,
country at 25c a yard pretr'sinaU
checks,' plaids and neat strifjes. ilnsfiead
of 25c a yard, Anniversary Sale P
price, per yard ...V". .'..... ."ls?C
122c Fancy Dress Ginghams, 5c a:yard
Light and dark styles. Here :are perfect
dress and waist lengths that'are'edUallto
me uei gnigiiiiuis Btimig , reguiariy, '81
12,2C, Anniversary Sale price, 1
per yard . V. '.
Special AnniTersary Offer--Initial Writing Paper !
No use saying much about this great bargain the price talks strongly' enough except
to say that a box contains one quire and one pack of envelopes of Cloth -' 4 ft '
Finish Paper, the fashionable square shape, stamped with initial in color' ;
-at, per box
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