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TITO BEE: OMATTA, THURSDAY, .lUXlS 25, 19 J 4.
ROADS LIABLEFOR MILLIONS
Intermountain Hate Decision Brings
Up Question of drums.
TORTUNE MADE BY LAWYERS
Tito or Three Attorneys 3nlt to
1Iit Mnu 111k Clenntnn In
Yellow Tine nrpnrntlonl
Up to Commission.
WASHINGTON, June 2.-8ventcn
railway companies, constituting transcon
tlnental freight route. are liable under
the decision of the United Btates suprema
court In the to-called Intermountaln cases
for many millions of dollars In reparation
on shipments made since the institution
of the cases.
The precise amount Involved In claims
already filed with the Interstate Com
merce commission has not hecn estl
mated, but It approximates $12,000,000.
One batch of claims alone filed by a
single attorney aggregates more than
12.000.000. Scores of cases Involving
amounts ranging from a few hundred
dollars to hundreds of thousands have
been filed by Individual shippers and by
commercial and shippers' organizations
acting for their members.
Neither In the original order of the com
mission nor In the decision of the su
preme court waa the question of repara
tion to shippers discussed. From tlmo
to time, however, in tho last two years
petitions setting up claims for reparation
have been submitted to the commission.
All of them have been held up pending
final determination of the several cases.
It will be necessary for the commission
now to consider these claims and audi
others as may be filed within tho restric
tions of the law and to pass upon them
as upon original cases. To a large extent
the commission may exercise discretion
ary authority In the matter. The law In
respect to reparation does not act auto
matically. Each case or claim Is a sub
ject of adjudication.
Since the granting of about $2,000,000 to
shippers In the yellow pine cases the
commission has been extremely chary In
Whore Money Goes.
Nearly, If not quite, BO per cent of the
yellow pine reparation was absorbed by
court expenses and attorneys' fees. Two
or three firms of lawyerr nro said to
have cleaned up Independent fortunes
from the yellow pine reparation for doing
little more than filing the claims of their
clients. Their contracts called for a large
percentage of the collected claims and
In some Instances they received also lib
eral allowances for expenses. In those
cases the commission fixed the amount
of reparation at 63 ier cent of tho proved
claims. At the time It was pointed out
that the reparation went to the shippers
and their attorneys, none of the money
reaching the consumers who had been
the real loser through the Increased rate.
BOY ROWING IN RAPIDS
IS DROWNED AT RAVENNA
RAVENNA, NEB.. June 24. (Special.)
George Bushhousen lost his life yester
day afternoon, when, accompanied by tow
companions named Lovell and BUiss, he
attempted to row a boat across the flood
waters Immediately below the mldd dam.
The boys, each about 18 or 19 years old,
were strong swimmers, and In a. spirit
of boyish bravado they thought o row
the boat, In which they had been .enjoy
ing themselves, across the rapids. The
boat was upset and the boys plunged Into
the water to swim to shore. Carried
near tho shore, Lovell grasped a fish
pole extended to him by a man named
Worthiness. Lovell caught hold of Bluss,
and the two were pulled out. Before
any assistance couJd reach him, Bush
housen was carried around the whirl into
the more violent portion of the pool and
The victim was a fine young fellow,
lived at home with his parents, his
father, Charles Bushhousen, being car
inspector for the Burlington railroad.
UKATU1CE, Neb.. June J4.-((5peclal.)-
Another railroad with Beatrice as a ter
minal point Is under consideration by
ex-Senator Burton and others. A cor
poration charter for the road known as " nbJ'ct M'ology and tho other -n
Golfer Who "Cussed"
WASHINGTON. June 24 -The atory .f
how President Wilson, golfing on a local
green, sent a ball whining near another
goiter's head and how the other fel
low roundly "cussed" tho president nt
tho United States and then in confuslin
and chagrin, made profuse apologies, had
a sequel today when President Wilson
and the other golfer exchanged letters.
tho North and South railroad, has been
Issued by tho state of Kansas to Mr.
Burton. The proposed line will have Abi
lene, Kan., for Its southern terminus, run
ning through Clay Center, thence north
east on a line to Washington, Kan., and
up Into Nebraska. An Abllcno paper
quoted Mr. Burton as saying "tho dirt
will be flying within thirty days."
In writing the Commercial club regard
ing the road Mr. Burton says: "Wo will
not go Into debt. Wo shall build Just as
fast as wo get the money and no faster.
Our total stock Issue will be J12.000 a mile
for constructing and equipping the road
with whatever is necessary for terminal
facilities In tho cities ndded. There wfll
be no graft and nobody to get In on the
Inside. There will bo no inside."
Delaney May Train
CHICAGO, Juno 24,-Martln A. Delaney,
athletic director of tho Chicago Athlctlo
association, may be the trainer of the
American Olympic team which will com
pete In Berlin In 1916 If plans of mlddlo
western patrons of amateur sport are suc
cessful. Delaney was assistant trainer to
Mike Murphy in 1512 and Is urged as his
successor by men who point to Dolaney"s
successful career of twenty-ono years.
during which he has developed many
stars. Ho coached the teams of St. Iouls
university for six years, taking chargo
of the athletic teams of tho Kansas City
Athletic club in 1905. He came to tho
Chicago Athletic association In 1D09.
ARAPAHOE BRAVES TAKE
THREE FROM CAMBRIDGE
ARAPAHOE, Neb., Juno 24.-(Spc!nl
Telegram.) The Arapahoe Braves made
throe straight on Cambridge today, win
ning on the latter's grounds, 1 to C.
Smoky Joe Bourne pitched the best game
of the season, letting the fast team
from the west side of the county down
with flvo hits.
game for Cambridge, Ed Dlsbrow being1
the only Arapahoe batter to hit him for
safeties, getting two two-baggers.
Cambridge threatened to score throe
times, but were cut off by two fast double
plays by Emmctt and E. Dlsbrow and
Trlme's long throw from deep center
cutting off a runner at the plate.
Arapahoe's run was made in the fifth
when E. Dlsbrow started the fireworks
with a two-bagger and scored when
Thomdyke fumbled Coppom's fast
grounder. Arapahoe has won nine of
ten games played this neason and have
only home players In tho lineup. Score:
Cambrldge .. 0 0 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 5 6
Arapahoe .... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 01 2 2
Two-base hits: E. Dlsbrow (2.) First
on balls: Off Justus, 1; orf Bourne, 1.
Wild pitches!. Justus, Bourne. Struck cult
By Justus, 11; by Bourne, 4. Double
plays: Emmett to E. Dlsbrow (2), Mc
Kllllp to Eaaton. Passed balls: Carroll,
Rosser. Hit by pitched ball: Johns. Tlmo:
1:20. 'Umpire: Lyons.
acknowledgment, coupled with a Urm
declaration from tho president that he
was within his rights under the rules of
Managers of the club were expecting
to take some action against tho "cuss
ing" member, when he wrote his apology.
Local golf clubs compete keenly for 'he
president's game on the greens; he prob
ably will not visit one of them again.
Johnson Wants Side
Bet of Five Thousand
PARIS. June 24. Jack Johnson, the
champion heavyweight pugilist, will
weigh about 110 pounds when he enters
the ring on i?nturday for his fight with
Frank Moron of Pittsburgh. This means
he will be about ten pounds heavier than
at tho time of his fight ngalnst Jeffries
at Iteno on July 4, 1910.
Since Johnson began training he haa
lost 25 or 30 pounds In weight He will
continue his hard work until Friday.
Johnson says ho Is still looking for a
taker of a bet of J5.000, which he wants
to wager on himself.
The odds In regard to the fight range
from five to one down to two to one. In
favor of Johnson.
GUEST'S NAME DAZZLES
CLERK AT LOCAL HOTEL
"Will I. Sleep," a stranger wrote on the
register of Hotel Rome after asking for
a cool room. The clerk thought he was
penning a query as to whether the room
would bo cool and quiet enough to allow
him to rest well.
"Oh, yes, you'll sleep all right," the
clerk said. "And what Is your name,
It developed that Sleep was the guest's
name. Ho was from Chicago.
RED FOX JAMES WILL
LEAVE OMAHA TODAY
Red Fox James, the Crow Indian, rid-
Justua pitched n gre.it i Ing to Washington, D. C, to see Presi
dent Wilson about Inaugurating an In
dian day In America, is to leave Omaha
this morning about 8:45 from the
city hall. The departure will be taken
with some formality, as Mayor Dahlman,
Robert H. Manley, commissioner of the
Commercial club, and others are to be
present to bid him godspeed
Notes from Ilunlinr.
DUNBAR, Neb., June 21. (Special.)
Th fnllnwlnir office nf Lee P. Gillette
lodgo No. 272. Ancient, Free and Ac- j fore she left Omaha Sunday for her sum
Green Has Plan to
Unite County and
The possibility of bringing about a con
solidation of the Omaha city and Dous
Ins county governments In such a way
as to save the expense of operating both,
la to bo discussed at future meetings of
tho Omaha Rail Kstate exchange. W. 11.
Green brought tho matter tip before tho
exenange and asked that a committee Do
nppolnted to bring speakers to tho ex
chango who could talk on the practical,
economlo and legal side of the question.
"1 know I can get a set of men that can
put It through," said Green.
Green suggested that It was oostlns
too much to operate both governments,
and that thtre was no use for one of the
buildings, cither the city hall or tho
court house. He said tho treasurer's of
fice In tho court house had more floor
space than the City National bank in
New York City. i
cause of public business ho will be unl
auin to come other members of the
commission will psss through Omaha
Saturday morning, but will be here only
twenty minutes, so the local Marylamlcrs
wilt be unable to entertain them.
BERNSTEIN MAY MAKE
TEST OF HIS DISMISSAL
A large number of friends and acquaint
ances of Nathan Bernstein, who was
outed from tho faculty of the Omaha
High school at a recent meeting of the
school board, are urging him to carry
his case Into tho courts In order to de
termine Just how teachers appointed to
the permanent list stand legally. Bern
stein was one of the permanent teachers
and tho prevailing opinion has boon that
the school boaid has no legal right to
dismiss him without a hearing.
Many teachers who nro on tho perma
nent list and many who will soon be
placed on that list are anxious to know
tho legal status of such an action. While
Bernstein Is undetermined what actl n
he shall tako he may take his case Into
court Just for a trial test.
MIKE HOPS BACK TO THE
STATION FOR WOODEN LEG
Mike Hlnck finished a ten-day acnlenro
In the county Jail ycterdny and hopped
on one leg all the way to tho police station
to ask for his wooden leg, which was
tho cause of his trouble, lllack ten dns
ngo took off the artificial limb and was
using it as a weapon. It was held for
evidence and after ho hail been sentenced
Mike forgot to ask for It and the Jail
authorities forgot to return it to him.
He got It and WHlked away happy
Culls from the Wire
L. F. Clayton, a deputy sheriff, wn
falnlly wounded and Sam Pains, an es
crped com let wns killed near Warrior,
Ala , yesterday In a battle between of
ficers and negroes, who attempted to help
Bains get nway.
The conservative faction of the republi
can party of Wisconsin In convention m
MnillMmi vestenlit,v. nominated l.nvl It
Bancroft for tin United States senate, j
named a full state ticket, heard spceolusl
criticising the state administration and'
adopted lengthy resolutions. Emanuel U J
Phillip. .MllwauKee, was named ror governor.
SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE
LEAVING FOR VACATION
Following the closing of the Omaha
schools there tins been a general exodus
of teachers for summer resorts and sum
mer schools where they will mako spe
cial preparation for their work during tho
Miss Julia Newcomb of Park school
has gone to ManlBtcc, Mich., for her
vacation, whllo Miss Mayme Hutchinson
of Columbian school has gono to the Pa
Others who are leaving for tholr sum
mer vacations this week are Cora M.
Ellsworth to California; Ixila Tillotson
for ClomBon college, South Cnrollla;
Dorothy J. Franti for Knoxville, Tcnn.
LABORER ARRESTED FOR
STEALING FROM RAILROAD
James Hlgglns, Itinerant laborer, waa
arrested by Officer Julius Mansfield for
attempting to stoat railroad material.
Hlgglns was attempting to carry off a
Joint of rail when the officer overtook
him and placed him under arrest.
MISS SULLIVAN WILL
ACCEPT PITTSBURGH OFFER
MRS. HILDEBRANDT MAY DIE
FROM ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE
As a result of brooding o't trouble
with her husband, Mrs. Flshor Hlldo-
brnndt, 605 North Eighteenth Btreet, at
tempted suicide by taking cloroform and
laudanum. After being treated by police
surgeons she seemed to bo out of danger,
but a little later a relapse set In and she
waa taken to St. Joseph's hospital, whero
her chances for lecovory aro not re
garded ob being very bright.
OMAHA BUILDING MANAGERS
TO TRAVEL IN SPECIAL CAR
the World Over
time is precious.
Suppose the banks
arc closed for the day.
You want to pay your
hotel bill. Simply
take out your Amer
ican Express Travel
ers Cheques and sign
your name. No other
Issued in denomin- '
Apply at any American
or National Express
office or your linnk.
1 3S5I J
DIETnSi Pft iwmiD
For these coatless days
Greatest stocks and Best
values in the city are here
No man's ward
robe is complete
without a pair or so
of outing trousers.
Summer time de
mands t h e m. No
doubt you are in need
of a pair, so why not
arrange to come in
for a look-around to
morrow. Wo were
never better prepared
to serve you and
never more anxious.
FLANNEL and SERGE TROUSERS . . $5 to $7.50
STRIPED WHITE SERGE TROUSERS.. $5 to $7.50
WHITE DUCK TROUSERS .... $1 to $2.50
NATURAL LINEN TROLSERS . . $1.50 to $2.50
NOVELTY FLANNEL TROUSERS . . .$2 to $5
OMAHA'S LARGEST STORE for MEN ANDfBOYS
'Home of quality-clothes"
FLITTON OPTICAL CO.'S
SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK
i rtjo E( Gold Filled Spectacle or Eyo Glasses
pO0s rimless or with rims, regular tt o E? f
V -' $5.00 values; this week , pJ.OU
FLITTON OPTICAL COMPANY
fttin.. Tilt fl It f .1
.kEKRSSJ Tell. DoukIus 11153. South Iflth St.
Lon& thick, heavy hklr. Want this krad?
Ayer's Hair Vigor promotes growth.
Docs not color the bar.
Ask Your Doctor. fcSJHfo'
Miss Mary Sulllvnn will accept the fine
offer recently made lier by the ritts
burKh school authorities. according to
her friends here. She la said to have as
nured them of her Intention to accept be-
ABRAHAM BUNKER IS
KILLED BY STRAY BULLET
PUATTSMOl'TH. Neb., June 2t-(8pt-clal
Telegram.) Whllo attempting to ar- I
rest George Barr, who had been creating
a disturbance In a saloon, hem this a'?
crnoon, Chief of Police Ralney engaged
In a acutflo with the man during which
a revolver Barr had was discharged, In
stantly killing Abraham Bunker of Sou-h
Barr and a man named Richardson hml ,
been fishlni; last night and he landed an
eighty-pound catflRh which Bunker, step
eon of Deputy Kish and Game Commis
sioner W. J. O'Brien, came to get for
the state fisheries. Bunker waa 29 yen. a
RE A VIS MAY MAKE EIGHTH
TO FILE INFIRST DISTRICT
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 34. (Speclal.)-C. F.
Iteavls while In Lincoln today intimated
that very probably he would file for the
nomination for congress on the republican
ticket In the First dlBtrlct. If he does, ho
will make the eighth candidate for the
olflce so. far- having indicated his in
tention of entering the contest.
cepted Masons, were installed Monday
evening. Will Miller of Springfield being
the Installing officer: Joel Eaton, W.
M.; O. C. Baker, S. W.; W. J. Harrison,
J. W.; 8. M. Scarborough, secretary:
Thomas Murray, treasurer.
Mrs. C. C. West, one of the pioneer
residents of this vicinity, Is seriously ill
at her homo In this village.
mcr vacation at Gillette, Wyo.
A nruUe or Cnt
Is rendered antlseptlo by Bucklen'a Ar
nica Salve, a sure remedy for sores,
bruises, piles, ecxema. 26c. All drug
Many Omaha building managers will go
to Duluth this year fur the annual meet
ing of the national organization. Tho
Omaha delegation has made arrangement
for a special Pullman over the North
western, to leave Omaha on the evening
of Julr 11.
Everybody reads Bts Want Ads.
GOVERNOR WILL NOT COME
WITH MARYLAND PARTY
Governor Philips Lee Qoldsborough of
Maryland will not visit Omaha, as or
iginally planned. W. Lincoln Byrne, sec
retary of the Marylanders In Nebraska
organization, has received a telegram
from the governor, who Btates that be-
I MONEY TO LOAN
ON improved, or to improve, real estate. Funds
on hand. No commissions to pay. Loans
repayable in full or in part any day without
notice. See us at once for terms, etc. ; : :
OFFICE OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS
The Conservative Savings and Loan Association
GEO. F. GIIjMORR,
PAUL W. KUHX8,
161 Harney Street, Omaha
Victrole VI, $25
No wonder home dancing
is so popular Victrola dance
music is so perfect.
MndUnn Will Celr.brnte.
MADISON. Neb., Juno 24.-(Speclal.)-Madlson
is making extended preparations
for celebrating the Fourth. The Madison
Commercial club has full chargo of all ar
rangements. Band music, automobile pa
rade with (35, 135 and Its prizes; speaking
and open-air street performance by How
ard & Campbell, acrobats, will afford
amusement for the forenoon. In the
afternoon miscellaneous sports with
tempting prizes, base ball game, acro
batic performances, water fight and band
Dninage ly Flood U Hllicht.
ALMA, Neb., June U. (Bpeclal.)-The
Republican river, which has been on a
rampage for several days following the
big rains, is again In its banks Am) the
damage Is not a great as was at first ex
pected in the flooded districts, corn ba
ing only slightly Injured In spots where
there waa not proper drainage.
The London censor has raised the ban
on Maeterlinck's play, "Monna Vanna''
performance of which on the British
stage had previously been forbidden.
Horace Courtenay Gammll-Forbes, nine
teenth baron Forbes, a representative peer
for Scotland, committed suicide yesterday
by cutting hla throat in a Dundee hotel
where he had been living for three
months. Baron Forbes waa E5 years old
rid succeded to the title In 186S.
Ask any Victor dealer for
the Victor book "Three
Modern Dances", illustrated
with moving-picture photos
teaching the steps of the
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great variety
of styles from $10 to $200.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Camden, N. J.
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umn" of The Bee.
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to the other and is being widely copied. It fills a human need the
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making of their
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