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Pioneers of Douglas County Meet to Recall Early Days
I'HK BKK: OMAHA, AVKDXESDAV, FEBRUARY, 23, 1DU.
C? fr f? r .P ty. IP I
WATER RIGHTGASE IN COURT
Supreme Bench to Determine Mean
ing of Perpetual Deed.
I ISAAC WASSON APPEALS CASE
Stntc llimltirrr Prior 5ir to Sn
Itrrlnr to llrnr Tt-Mlmony In Aji
llcntliin nt Mill for Wntrr
fop Power Piirnnara.
tKrom n Stntf Correspondent.)
LINCOLN', Foli. 24.-lSpeclnn-.Tho
rlshts fun IrrlKutlon company to shut
off tlio supply of wnter to n coniimor
who lins boon rcccMiiK water for ten
yearn or nioie. who refuse to submit to
n rnlse In the price, comes to the supremo
court toihiy from Uc! Willow county on
mi Appeal or the, Mi-Cook Irrigation and
Witor Power company.
Isunc It Wnsaon Ik out thft hp owns
n tract of land which has been supplied
for more than ten years nt a certain
price, water flowing contlnously during
Irrigation season, under a perpetual water
right deed, This would cost for n quar
ter section. per acre.
The company now demands $35 an aero
and refuses to allow' him water unless ho
pays the price, which, ho claims. Is higher
thnn that made to other users of water.
A second appeal coverln the samo
proposition on land owned by LaVello J.
Hurtles Is mndo tho subject of a second
Superior AVntr.p Cnae.
I Mnto Knclnccr u. b. I't cc will to to
Superior tomorrow to hold a hearing on
tho Outhrlo elulm for water from the
rlvr there. Tho matter Involves tho ap
plication of tho milt company to water
sufficient to run an electric lighting plant
In connection with tho mill, which has
formerly been using water without a right
fr.nn the state. Krotn there Mr. I'rlte will
go to Hoover City to consider bids for
a stuto nld brldgo at Cambridge. Tho
bridge will be about 3W feet long.
Commissioners Keniwdy and (lerdes of
the Board of Control have gone to Grand
Island to make an Inspection of the Sol
diers' home At that place, according: to
provisions of tho recent law which calls
for Inspection of state Institutions at fre
J. I,, Kennedy Spenka nt IMisttemotith
I'LATTSMOUTII. Neb., Feb. J4.-(Bpe-clal.)
Hon. J. L. Kennedy of Omaha ad
dressed a largo and enthusiastic crowd
of suffragettes and- others In tho district
court room Saturday evening. More than
500 have signed tho petition, which Is
bclntf circulated by the president, Mrs.
Agnes Chapman, and others.
Itepuliltrnii Prtmnrr In Cass
PLATTMOl'Tlt, Neb., Feb. IWSpe-rlal.)-C.
K. Noyes, chairman of the Cnss'
county republican committee, has Issued
a call for tho primaries to be held on
March 13 for the election of delegates to
the republican county convention to bo
held In Weeping Water on March II.
Key to the Sliuatlon-Bee Advertising;.
-Photo taken by Bco staff photographer at the reception held Monday afternoon.
Tec Photo. Standing. Left to Illrlit-V. M Toungcrs. August Lockner- Gcoreo Sleli, James Taylor, J. McCunc. A - H Larkln, Llljah
Jonathan Edwardp. Seated-Mortln Dunham. Jdscph Redman. Frank' Dellone, A. N. Yost, M. J. Fccnan. Carl Barothy, Ocorgo atos, J. K. Hazsurd.
Bottom photo shows wives and daughters of tho pioneers.
ROADS SEEK APPEAL BASIS
lawyers for Lines Lay Foundation
for Rate Litigation.
POWELL USED AS THEIR WITNESS
AUMl If He 31 tide AHimniiprH fop
Strikes, I-'loudn and Hud Yriirn
In UelcrniliitiiK leisures lu
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 2l.-(Speclal.)-lt is
evident that tho ruto hearing, which was
resumed this inornlnK before the Ball
way commlsplon, will bo fought out by
tho railroads "'in an effort to secure
grounds on which un appeal may be
mado frcm tho result of tho hearing so
that tho now rate will bo kept from go
ing Into effect as long as possible.
At least this seems to be tho opinion
of those who are watching the case
closely and have noted tho persistency
in which tho railway attorneys ore fight
ing every point In an effort to gain
something on which ah appeal may bo
Chalhnan Henry Clarke la' watching
closely every move of the able corps of
railroad attorneys, and--considers well
every point on which a ruling is asked
boforo giving. an opinion upon It.
Powell an Itouil WHiies.
When tho hearing was resumed this
moYntnft un attempt was made by tho
attorneys of the railroads to havo Mr.
Powell, rate expert of tho commission,
put on tho stand as theTr own witness,
Btlpulutlng in tho request made that tho
commission should bo bound by tho an
swers made by tho rato expert. Chair
man Clarko refused to grant tho request
unless certain portions of the request
were cut out. and finally after consult
ing with his ussociutes Edson BIch of
tho v.nlon Pacific agreed to the elimi
nation of the objeetlonablo words, but
not until ho had first asked tho com
mission to make an order to that effect.
"If you want the words out of that-request,
strike them out j-ourself," said
Chairman Clarke, "tho commission will
mako no order to that effect," ond Mr.
lllch struck out tho words. The objec
tionable words being "or relied on by,"
which would have compelled the com
mission to stand on the evidence brought
out while the railroads had Mr. Powell on
tho stand. ,
United on Minnesota.
From tho very start Mr. Men attempted
to confuse Mr. Powell on the date when
tho celebrated order No. 19 was put In
form, which was In 1&)8, and tho time of
tho beginning of tho first hearing in July,
1909, but Mr. Powell Insisted on sticking
to his dates. Ho said that tho rate had
been based on tho class rates of Minne
sota, but wcro a trlflo higher than those
rates. Tho rovlsed schedulo had been
made since tho hearing held October last
and was mudc to find out how the rate
would compare with waybills.
Tho Prouty scale, which will go Into
effect April 1, 1911, according to Mr.
Powell, is higher than either No. 19 or
tho revised scale on all but fourth and
fifth class rates.
Tho entire forenoon after It had been
settled that Mr. Powell would take the
stand on icquest of tho railroads, was
devoted to questions covering points tend-
ing to make a foundation on which tho
No. 19 rato and tho later amended rate
was mado nnd developed Into a mass of
data nnd figures which nono but un ox
pert or ono closely identified with rate
making would bo nblo to understand.
In tho afternoon Mr. rowell was again
on the Htnnd and was closely questioned
by Mr. Rich.
()ueHtloiiM Kntrrlnur In,
In answer to a question whether he had
allowed for extraordinary expenses
caused by floods, bad years, strikes,
legislative expenses, etc., in making his
rate's. Mr. Powell said that In promulgat
ing No. 19 ho had not carried out the
matter to the end.
Chairman Clarke thought that the ques
tion was going beyond tho bonds or pur
pose for which Mr. Powell had been
placed on tho stand, but his answer was
allowed to stand.
This closed the questioning of Mr.
Powell ns far as tho railroads wcro con
cerned for tho present and Qhalrman
Clarke began tho work of securing from
Mr. Powell the facts as far as tho com
mission was concerned.
In answer to a question put by Mr.
Clarke how he had arrived at the figures
shown In No. 19 and tho modified scale.
Mr. Powell said that he had taken rates
and compared them with tho provisions
of tho Aldrlch act and such other data
as ho could secure that would help the
commission in arriving at a satisfactory
rate. Ho said that In connection with tho
work about 400,000 waybills were used,
tho whole investigation covering seventy
volumes of tabulated matter with 35)
pages to the volume.
"The old rates cover a great many In
equalities," said Mr. Powell. Ho cited
instances of charges In instances when
tho distance cut no figure many times tho
shorter dlstanco being charged tho
greater rate, and it was In an effort to
equalize as much as pqsslbto these con
ditions that No. 19 had been mudc.
MOHLER ON FEDERAL ROADS
Union Pacific President is Against
SPEAKS AT HASTINGS BANQUET
Snya People, "Wonld HnTC Smaller
Voice In Mnuosf mcnt Than
Now Under Private Owner
ship nnd Direction.
when tho accident occurred. Tho bullet
entered his loft side, missing the heart
by only a fraction of un Inch. Tho wound
Is a serious one, but it is expected ho
Itev, IKiyne Ntnyn In tVdnr llluffn.
CKDAU BLUFFS, Neb.. Feb. 24.-(Bpe.-clal.)
At a peclul meeting of tho mem
bers of tho Methodist church Thursday
evening, at which District Superintendent
M. B. Williams was present and presided,
Hcv. Harry Iloycs declined tho offer of
a pulpit In one of tho Methodist churches
In Lincoln and decided to remain here.
CATARRH OF NOSE
Restored by Peruna.
WOODMEN OF ANSLEY
WILL REMAIN INSURGENTS
MB. DELBEBT D, CBAFT
Mr. Dclbcrt B. Craft, It. It. 4. Iwell,
"For a long time I suffered with
chronic catarrh of nose, tin out and stom
ach. 1 would continually take cold and
my stomach was in bad condition. I
truly suffered untold misery. 1 took
various medicines and tried the treat
ment of several physicians, but I felt
"A"frend advised me to take Peruna.
I wrote to tho Peruna Medical Depart
ment, who proscribed treatment. As
soon as I commenced to' tako Peruna,
I was surprised at the relief It gave me.
I . kept on taking it until I had taken
thirteen bottles and was cured.
"I Would advise all those afflicted with
caturrh to use your remedy.'
Those who object to liquid medicines
can sow procure Feruna Tablets,
TNSLEV. Neb., Feb. 2t.-tSpeclal.)-At
tho regular meeting of Anslcy Camp, No.
1234, Modern Woodmen of America, last
Friday evening the members declared
unanimously against the rato law adopted
at the Chicago meeting and also as
against the present officials of tho order.
A resolution committee, composed of
t. N. Harris, N. Dwlght Ford and Jake.
Thull, was appointed to draft resolu
tions to govern the delegates to tho
county convention, which will convene
April 1 at Ansley. Tho following reso
lutions were drafted by tho committee
and adopted by the meotlng:
" Resolved. That Ansley camp, No. 1231,
Ansley. Neb., hereby Instructs Its dele
gates to the county convention as fol-
Flrst That wo favor the repeal of
the Chicago rate laws, and entry ago, Is
sufficient to meet all demandB, and we
do not favor .any raise In rates that will
exceed SO per cent, and
Third That we denounce tho methods
of our present head officers In the rate
ralpp and tho management of our order,
und we recommend a complete chango In
the present administration, and
Fourth We favor tho seventy-year
plan, whereby member who attain that
age may surrender their certificate and
receive In cash tho amount contributed
to tho benoflt fund und also retain- fra
ternal memborshlp in tho order without
expense, and ,
Fifth That wo favor a thorough in
vestigation of the management and
methods of tho Modern Woodmen fianl
torlum at Woodman, Colorado, anil
Sixth We are opposed to tho present
by-laws allowing deputies to attend
county, state or head camp meetings
,s delegates, and
Seventh We believe that the accomp
lishment of these things Is absolutely
necessary to th restoration of confidence
and harmony in this, our beloved order.
As Ansley camp has the largest mem
bership of any camp in tho county, It
entitles Ansley to the county meeting,
which will be hold here on tho first day
of April, 1914. There were ten delegates
elected to this meeting, as follows: K.
1, Galnos, N. Dwlght Ford, James
Davles, T, T. Varoey, K. W. Kimball,
W. Burdett, Jako Thull, W. It. Young,
A F. Plilkley and J. W. Scott.
HASTINGS. Neb., Fob. 24.-(Speclal.)-A.
L. Mohler, president of tho Union Pa
cific Ilnllrotir company, probably estab
lished a precedent hero in addressing tho
Chamber of Commerco on government
ownership of railroads. It Is believed to
be tho first such incident of a railroad
president taking the platform on this
question. Mr. Mohler was against gov
Thanking the peoplo ror their assistance
In behalf of tho Union Pacific and the
Hastings & Northwestern, President Moh
ler said tho latter road was built "as a
commercial necessity to meet tho growing
competition of rival transportation lines
and to add to the finishing touches of
tho Union Pacific system."
Deprecating government ownership.
which, as he cited, had proved unsuc
cessful from several standpoints In
Europe, ho said In part:
Tho agitation for government ownership
will probably not concern me officially, as
It would were I only 25 years old.
I am thinking, under government own
ership, what provision will bo mado by
tho peoplo of Nebraska who obtain from
tho railroad companies a tax of J2.500.000
per annum, and which tax, under govern
ment ruling, would havo to bo absorbed
by the peoplo.
I am also wondering whether there will
be the samo Inducement for railroad com
panies to Improve schedules und equip
ment, whether the question of competition
will then not be absolutely eliminated.
In the building of additional lines to
develop new territory west of tho Mis
souri river, I am quite certain that It will
be quite difficult to obtain money In ad
vance of tho settlement of the country, ns
has been the practice of many of the
enterprising western lines.
I would like to submit for your con
sideration whether you bellevn tlio
ernmpnt could have been induced to build
ine Hastings & Northwestern railroad
from Gibbon to Hastings. Would you
not- have been told that vnu nlremiv fmH
a connection with the Union Pacific at
Grand Island; that you were already
well served east and west by the Bur
lington railroad, and to tho east and
north by the Chicago & Northwestern,
and to the south ond southeast by tho
Missouri raclflc? Would you not bo told
that there are other territories west In
othtr states that were mnre enll,i in
such expenditure than In your state of
wmi uie new conditions, under gov-
v.i.Mi. ii uniivi-snip, wnenover it was uc
termlned that In order to meet the con
ditions, It would bo necessary to advance
freight und passenger rates, your protest
would havo small effect.- AnH -urMi t .in
not drslrc to bo understood as criticizing
the present tariff legislation, placing
iuucb, wwii, HUKttr, nve siock ana agri
cultural nroductH nn th fr Hot t .......i.i
llko to cull your attention ah tn 'imw mi,..
cessful you havo been in protesting
agalnBt these tariff changes, which must
ultimately uuect uio vaiuo or your prod
ucts, under normal conditions.
Ann it you have been Ineffective in
preventing mese mings, providing they
turn out ultimately to be detrimental to
he agricultural and commercial interests,
what additional uower nr Inflno
you exerclso to induce tho government
to further build roads In the state of Ne-
urasKa wnicn couia sun support addl
tlonal mileage, and which mllen
undoubtedly, have been built before this
except for the discrediting of railroad
After the close of the receivership of
the Union Pacific railroad, up to the time
Kidney unit I. Ivor Trouble
quickly relieved by Klectrlc Bitters.
Best romcdy for Indigestion, dyspepsia,
heartburn and most kidney troubles. HOC
and $1. All druggists. Advertisement.
Vel"mliy, Fell. 11)14.
HTOHH NHWH KOK WKDNHSDAY .Sixteenth niul Hnrncy Streets.
Fashion says "Flowers will be worn and in greater demand for trimming this season
than ever before" as a special feature we offer for
Wednesday a Sale of Spring Flowers
J VST received from Paris and Berlin, every flower is dif
ferent, to what you have, seen other seasons ond above all,
flowors aro really the best and most wanted trimmiugs for
high class hats today.
Wo have mnny bonutlful designs which wo will Rtiar
antoo nro not duplicated by any other rotall atoro In Amor
Icn. That's a broad statement, but It's tho truth.
Monto Carlo Daisys aro very good, French Forget-Mo-Nots, Small
Hoses, Gardenias, Paul Polrot Lawn Hoses, Flsehlns, and all so natural
you can hardly toll thorn from tho real. Tho hundreds of different
flowers aro too numerous to descrlbo hero, bo como and seo for yourself.
49c, 59c, 69c, 95, 98c and Upward
The New Spring Millinery
We nro showing a fascinating collection of now spring model hats from $10 to ?45.
:Burgess-Nash Go.--Everybody'3 Store 16th and Harney
Key to ii Bltutlaou lie Advertising.
iu my connection wun me company, say
from 1S99 to 190.1, there was expended for
now lino construction by the reorganized
Unlhn Pnrlflrt rnmrnnv C'lfWlfWl
Since that date, duri
wun ine company, up to the present time,
mere im" ueen expenued xor uie same
ThlB shows to some extent,, during that
period, tho encouragement given to rail
roads as to their ublllty to develop and
grow and add values to the territory
through which they run nnd which ttiey
Hoy fihot In Side.
MIDLAND, S. D., Feb. !!. (Hpeclal.)-
jonmuo cole, a boy of this place, had a
narrow escape from death when his rifle
was accidentally discharged and tho bul
let entered his body. Ho waa out hunting
Medicine the wholo world over
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