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Attorney General Seeks to Prevent
Violation of Law Providing for
' Sale o fMileage Books.
! LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 17. (Spe-
elal Telegram.) Attorney General
Willis E. Reed made application to
the supreme court this morning for
an Injunction against all railroads
doing business In the Btate to pre
vent them from violating the statutes
which provides for the purchase of
mileage hooks of 1,000 miles for $20
He also asked for an Injunction
against all roads except the Missouri
Pacific, which he considers Insolv
ent, to prevent them from charging
mono than 2 cents per mile and also
to prevent discrimination In rates
between towns and to prevent these
roads from Instituting Injunction
proceedings against the state or Its
Contention of State.
The roads Included in the application
re the Rock Island, Missouri ractflc,
Burlington, Union Pacific. Northwestern,
Chicago, Minneapolis & St. Paul and the
8t. Joseph A. Grand Island.
Attorney General Reed says that the
constitution ai-es the state the right to
regelate common carriers within its
borders and to fix the maximum rates
and delegates to the legislature the right
to fix the rates. He calls attention to
house roll No. 230, passed by the legis
lature, which fixes the price of mileage
books of 1,000 miles at $20 each and to
fcouse roll 267, the 2-oent fare law, which
the railroads have recognised and have
tieen working under it since 1907.
Violation of Contract.
He calls attention to the test cases
entered Into by all the roads and the fall
tare of said roads to push the cases,
forking under the law until February 12,
6 914. It calls attention to the action of
the Missouri Pacific road, which, after
Jelling interchangeable mileage books of
1,000 miles for $20 or at the rate of 2
cents a. mile is now violating the con
tract made with the purchaser and is
refusing to honor mileage in the books
for more than 1.333U miles.
Application for Hehearlnsjr.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. The Nebraska
State Railway commission petitioned the
Interstate Commerce commission today
for rehearing of the recent decision grant
ing increased passenger fares to railroads
west of the Mississippi river. The re
hearing was asked in respect to rates in
northern Kansas and Missouri, in portions
of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Ne
braska, The Nebraska commission does not
agree with the findings on the facta p re
tented by the railroads and declares the
road should be required to give figures
taemtatg a division into interstate and
tillnsiwti earnings. Unless such division
can be made by railroads the Interstate
Commerce commission, the state commis
sion says, will soon be the only ratemak
Ing body in the United States.
Sunnyside Old Folks
Provided New Home
HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. IT. (Special Tel
egram.) Temporary Quarter for Sunny
Side home for ehlldren and old folks were
provided today in a dwelling owned by
A. H. Stitt, who has given free use of the
property for three months. All of the
eighteen inmates ef Bunnynlde were res
cued without difficulty when fire de
stroyed the old home last night.
The home, made of brlok, cost about to build, but was bought for tS.GOO
two years ago, including the lot. The
l.ulldlng was Insured for 18,600, and la a
- total loss, Sunnyside is an activity of
the Hastings Woman's olub which has
attracted much attention at the state and
national federation meetings.
From a Btaff Correspondent.)
LI.WOLN, Jan. 17. (Special.) J. H.
yorrnuin of Alvo. who was badly in
jured by being struck by Rock Island
No. 5. at Alvo yesterday, when his auto
mobile went dead on the crossing at
tlmt place. Is at St. Elizabeth hospital
with a broken knee and hip.
The three young women whom he wu
taking to the station and who were all
killed, were students of Nebraska Wes
leymi university, and had been home
to attend the funeral of a neighbor. Two
of the girls. Edith and Bell, aged 17
and 2(1 respectively, were dauhgters of
Mr. Foreman, while the other. Alma
Godhy, aed 1, waslj the daughter of
a neighbor, - Charles Oodby, living near
the Foreman farm.
Ml-a Eelle Foreman was a member
of the graduating class of the Wesleyan
university this- year, and her sister was
a member of the junior class, of which
Wis Uodby was president.
The engineer snd fireman of the train,
wlilfh was three hours late, say that the
flrt they saw of the car. It hart ap
jeHre1 to stop on the track, and the
occupants were trying to back up. There
wh such a short distance from where
they first saw the car to the crossing,
jthat there was no time to stop, and
the engine hit the car, Hmashing it into
Until hi who were InMant'y killrt
Sliowcd little signs of wound, but were
bleeding from the ears, Indicating Inter
nal injuries. The other girl was un
rnw loun and remained so until he
State Treasurer Hall Sends Out
Batch of Warrants that Were
Held Up.
Aurora Planning
to Improve Tract
Given it for Park
(From a Ftsff Correspondent.)
IJNCOL.N, Jan. 17.-(Speci"l.)-Plr
Commissioner Winfield Scott Rklgell wns
made very happy this morning when a
clerk from the office of the state auditor
appeared in tho office of the commis
sioner and left about K,000 worth of war
rants which lava been held up during
the time that the legal controversy has
been going on between the fire commis
sioner and the state treasurer.
With the payment of these warrants it
Is given out that other departments
where the controversy was piactlcally
the same will receive their warrants.
These include tho Mate Hoard of Health
and similar departments. The State Food
commission is al til up in the air, and Is
collecting fees and paying expenses from
the rame.
Commissioner Kldgell shoved a few
warrants down in his pocket this morn
ing and started out for Crawford, where
he will attend the Btate Firemen's asso
ciation and endeavor to put out all con
flagrations of a political nature which
may have bee:i started by his political
opponents who also want to get the dem
ocratic nomination for the railway com
mission. Mrs. Wilson of itromtbsrg Dies.
Colonel J. H. Presson, recording clerk
In the office of Governor Morehesd, will
go to Strombur tomorrow to attend the
funeral of Mrs. J. W. Wilson, who died
at that place Saturday. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Wilson wero close friends of Colonel
Presson, and were married by him when
he was pastor of the Methodist church at
Stromsburg fifteen years sen. Mrs. wil.
eon was a niece of Colector of Customs
McCune of Omaha.
Requisition for Tnrman
Governor Morehead today honored a
requisition asked for by the governor of
Ohio for the return to that state of Blsa
Tarman, wanted for abandonment of his
children and failure to support them. He
is. being held undor arrest at Kimball.
Meeker Files for (teste.
Charles W. Meeker of Imperial has filed
for the republican nomination for the
state senate from the Twenty-sixth sena
torial district, composed of the counties
of Frontier, Red Willow, Hitchcock,
Dundy, Hayes, Perking and Chsse, repre
sented In the last session bv Dr. Willis
Wilson of Ourtla, a democrat.
Telerraph Case Condones.
The theiegraph case involving an ap
plication made by the Western Union
Telegraph company for a hearing on the
constitutionality nf lh l.n, i .u.
last legislature making a mlmlmum rate
ior an ten-word messages sent
in Nebraska, made before the Ri.t. tj.h
way commission, has been indefinitely
"""" m request or tne Western Un
ion company.
Grand Island Sends Money,
State Treasurer Hall today received
a draft for 170 from Grand Island for
the Polish Relief fund. It was turned
over to Dr. P. U Hall, treasurer of the
Nebraska relief committee.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. l?.-(Speclal.)-Tomor.
row begins the meeting of organised ag
riculture, and already those interested in
the different meetings are beginning to
appear. There are twenty-two different
gatherings which will sandwich In their
meetings in tho next four days. Some of
them will hold only a single day, or even
less than that, while others will occupy
three days.
In addition to these meetings are the
meetings of tho State Hlstoricsl society.
tho republican gathering and one or two
more, so that Lincoln may well be con
sldered the center of the universe the
rest of the week.
The busiest place probably will be the
city Auditorium, where the Horticultural
society ana kindred organisations are
putting on their exhibits. Long rows of
tables covered with apples, the Nebraska
kind, makes the place good to look at,
while there are several long tables cov.
ered with corn such as grows only In
Nebraska. It is most of it good to eat.
HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 17. (Special Tel
egram.) The first step In the organiza
tion of a Toung Women's Christian asso
ciation for Hastings will be taken at a
banquet at the Presbyterian church Fri
day evening, when it is expected Miss
Margaret 0Connell of Minneapolis, Minn.,
representative of the national board, will
be present to direct the proceedings.
(ass Connly Farm House Bnrns.
PLATT3MOUTH. Neb., Jan. 17.- Spe
cial.) The farm home of A. O. Ramge,
six miles southwest of the city, was de
stroyed by fire Saturday afternoon. The
loss Is about $2,000 and Is partly covered
by insurance. It is thought the children
in some way set afire' to the house which
was entirely consumed. Mr. Ramge lost
his wife some months since, and his chil
dren were intrusted to care for the
household while the father wss looking
after the work of the farm. When the
fire was discovered by the men folks it
had gained considerable hesdwsy. The
nearest neighbors came snd with the
alii of the rural carrier, who was just
panging, succeeded In getting out the
piano snd a few rugs.
MKATRICE. Neb, Jan. 17. (Ppeelal
Telegram.) The Taddock hotel, which
was closed four years ago, was reopone 1
today by Fl I.. May of Omaha, with a
public reception In the afternoon, and
a banquet this evening. The number
of guests to the banquet were limited
lo 125. The sneakers were Samuel Itlna
ker. O H. Johnon. K. I.. Hevelnne, J.
,W. F rues and F. I.. May. This is
he I'adi'iK tioBtelry here, and its r
perlng will mean much to Hentii e. I'
wss opened t went y-eiaht yea u I j
IK. K. i'iile. and rci-entlv i
iinor". led unf re f iinlflid ut the t o I
'-.'. I
t.llhru Attala Identified.
IIEATRIPE. Neb.. Jan. 17. lSixrl.1
Trlearam.) Clarence Githens. who was
sentenced to the state penitentiary Sat
urday from this place. s wanted In
Jefferson county for selling 2fto worth of
stolen cattle belonging to C. I Honham
of Fairbury. Sheriff Hughes sod Mr.
HoiiIiriu were In the city today and
identified I'Jthens as the party who sold
the stock.
lirt Hid of n Ilackta, ! Grippe
Coaaa It Weakens.
For the severe racking cough that
comes with la gilppe, Foley's Honey and
Tar Compound is wonderfully healing and
soothing. It eases the tightness over the
chest, raises the phlegm easily snd helps
the racking, tearing cough that Is so ex
hausting snd weaken. nn. 11. ti t'o lins
r -pout muster, liurifat, .V. J.. sns: j
"Foley's Honey and Tur 'ompui.nd sojni
topped the severe la grippe cough that
completely exhausted me. It rsn't bs I
but " fold r i.erc. -Aa ei In iojIU. .
AURORA. Neb.. Jan. 17. (.Special.)
The Aurora . Park board has already
begun plans for the development of
ftreeter park, the splendid gift recently J
made to UK city by Mrs. W. H. Ktreeter,
widow of the late William 11. Ktreeter.
It Is planned to at once build a bridge
north on Twelfth street which will give j
ercrsa to the new park. j
The psrk bosrd Is planning to have j
splendid athletic grounds laid otit on tne
new tract just as soon as spring opens
up. There will he room for base ball,
tennis snd foot ball grounds. One large
space will be reserved for Chautauqua
The new park consists of about twenty-eight
acres, lying Just north of Au
rora. Through It runs Lincoln creek and
ihere ure many natural beauty spots
along the course of the stream.
Mrs. Streeter gave this tract of land
to the city with the reservation that It
should be called Ktreeter park after her
late husband. She also stipulated that If
the city should fall to use it for a park
for three years tho title should revert
to her heirs.
Freezing Lino
Extends Down to
Dallas and Gulf
WASHINGTON, Jen. 17. -The cold wave!
overspreading tho country east of thei
Mississippi todsy had forced the fremitus
line down to th.i middle (iulf of Mexico
coast and the line of urn temperatures '
as fsr south u the Ohio river, lis Ins
and snows, mostly lleht, prevailed ovrr
the east and south, and Klret has leen
experienced as fsr south a Mobile. Con
tinued cold is promised for tonight In
the Atlantic stals. with a cold sve ex-I
tend'ng Into Florltia.
PALLAS. Te... Jan. 17. -The coldest i
weather of the vlnter, with temperature'
50 degrees above rrro. was reported todny j
from the Texas fruit snd produce district
around Urownaville. Ample warning had
been given to growers, however, and ex-1
tensive damag" Is not feared. I
(From a Staff Correspondent. I
LINCOLN, Jan. 17.- (Special. - Hate
Expert U. O. Powell of the State flallway
rommlsslon hss prepsted s rompsratlve
table showing the difference in shipments
of whest for the months of July, August
and September In the years 1S14 and 1!1.1.
The tsble shows that there were fewer
carloads of wheat by Interstate snd
Intrastate shipments in 191.1 hy 9.0 In
July, S.Sfil In August and ..$ In Septem
ber, or a totsl of 1M71 less rarlnnds In
1915 thsn In the previous yesr.
ALLIANCK. Neb.. Jan. 17,-(Speclal )
The second annual father and sons bsn
quet tendered the members and their los
by the Alliance Commercial club Satur
day night was the most successful of .
anything of its kind ever held In Alliance I
or the stale outside of Omaha. Plates'
for 204 were iaid end 102 men, each ac
companied by a boy. occupied the places,
many being compelled to attend as spec
tators. After the menu, which was served by
the women of tho Baptist church, the
following speakers were introduced by
President Guthrlo of the Commercial
club: Captain John Olden of the Twelfth
cavalry. Fort Robinson, Neb.; L. C. Ober
llcs, banker of Lincoln, and Karl D. Mal
lery of Alliance.
Congratulatory telegrams were resd
from the presld.-nts of commercial clubs
at Dayton, O. ; Chicago and Kansas City.
The program concluded by the audience
singing "America."
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 17. (Special.) The com
mittee which hss In charge the good
roads meeting which will be held Thurs
day afternoon at the Lincoln hotel Is fig
uring on a very interesting session. Gov
ernor Morehead and Warden Fenton of
the atate penitentiary will be the prin
cipal sneakers and an effort will be made
to boost building roads by convict labor.
Speaker Jackson of the last legislators
is deeply interested In the matter and
wants to see some aotlon taken by the
legislature at the next session looking to
the development of good roads. He has
been spending some time the past summer
throughout the west and has gathered
much valuable information on the subject.
He has not yet made up his mind
whether he will be a candidate for re
election. His name has been coupled with
the governorship, treasurshlp and one or
more offices, but he rather looks at the
legislative Job as more to his liking.
HASTINGS, Neb..-Jan. 17.-(SpecIsi.-Sunnyslde
home for children and aged
people, a charitable institution, was
swept by fire which started at o'clock
lsst night. The house, a three-story brick
structure on the rorth side of town, was
a totsl loss. Tho property wss valued at
$30,ooo and was Insured for $10,000. In spite
of several close calls none of the inmates
was Injured. Miss Margaret Kaely, In
charge of the home, superintended the
rescue work and helped carry the panic
stricken people out of the burning build
ing. The fire Is thought to have started
from an electric wire.
Teeamaeh t'lnb Fleets Offleers.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Jan. 17 -(8peclal.)-The
Tecumseh Commercial club has
elected officers lor the coming year as
follows: President. Harold Sullivan: vice
president, Frank Dsfoe; secretary, If. 8.
Vlllars; treasurer, C. E. Stewart; member
board of directors, P. A. Brundage.
Farm Home Near At array Earned.
AVOCA, Neb., Jan. 17.-tSpeca.)-The
farm home of Fred Ramage, of near
Murray was destroyed by fire Saturday
afternoon. Some of the household goods
were saved. The fire la ssld to have
started from a defective flue.
Charles A. I.ladaey.
Charles A. Lindsey, 3-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lindsey, 1510
South Third street, died of diphtheria
yesterday. The funeral will be held at
o'clock this morning from the resi
dence to St. Mary's cemetery, South Side.
Charles Fleming.
Word hss reached Omaha from Des
Moines of the death of Charles Flem
ing, brother of Stanhope Fleming of
Omaha. Mr. Fleming was one of four
Fleming brothers, prominent Insurance
men of Iowa and Nebraska, and had a
host of friends and acquaintances In this
city. He was 57 years old.
Brls;ndler General Graham.
WASHINGTON. Jsn. 17 -Rrlgadier Gen
eral William W. Graham, U. 8. A., re
tired, 81 years old. died todsy at the home
of his dsughter at Waldour, near An
napolis, Md., of pneumonia after a short
Illness. He was a native of this city and
retired from the army In 189.
trlbar (.. Usth.
AVOCA. Neb.. Jan. 17. (6neclal
Arthur G. Ogg, aged M years, died at
his home near Dunbar. Fridav. in.
widow, one son and three daughters sur
vive him. Funeral services h.i
Sundsy and Interment was mads In h
cemetery at Nebraska City.
Henry Bemola Ames.
ST. LOCIS, Mo.. Jan. 17.-Henrv Remnl.
Ames, vice president of the ML,l,.irr.i
Vslley Trust company, died here today
of oneumonia. He belonced to clubs
in St. Louis. New York, Seattle and
llelniH, Mont. He wss M years old.
Mrs. 4 1 tm. a.-ij-.
" -- ,
.Vr. All e Savidge, wife of Joseph M.
.'.di.e of faraway, h., ho is a
brother of Itev. Charlea W. Savidg of'
th's city, died Monday morning. Kev. J
Mr. Huhiiie hss gone to attend lh;
RF.ATRICE. Neb., Jsn. 17.-(
funeral of Mrs. W. M. May, who
died at Lincoln, was held Monday morn
ing at 11 o'clock from the (rerman Lu
theran church tiottheaat of Beatrice, con
ducted by Rev. J. n. Heents. Interment
was In Hanover cemetery. Brief servlscs
were held at Scott's chapel In this city at
o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. F. Stevens.
Albert Wilson, who wss brought to this
city on the char,;o of stealing a shotgun'
and wearing apparel from a section hand
nsmed Koulet, with whom he roomed,
pleaded guilty before Judge Ellis and was
sentenced to ;hirty days in the county
Fairmont Pefeatil Stee City.
FAIRMONT, Neb., Jan. 17. (Special.)
Fall-mount hitjh school basket balV
team defeted tho Steele City team. Sat
urday evening 7! to 18. Falrmount plays
Friend here Frldsy night.
MISSOURI VALLEY, la., Jan. 17.
( Special.) A wedding took place at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs. George
E. Johnson, Saturday evening. Joseph
ine Johnson became the bride of William
L. Orr, son of Mrs., Ellen J. Orr. Rev.
W. Dow Crednon of the Christian church
read the marriage lines and Miss Bes
sie O'Connor played the wedding march.
Shortly after a three course wedding
dinner was served the bride and groom
left for California. They will be at
home to their friends In Missouri Val
ley, May 1. The bride has been con
nected with the city library work hero
for a number of years; the groom is
an extensive farmer and stock man.
Nellie Anderson and John J. Kerrln
were married by Rev. Charles W. Sav
Idge at his residence Saturdsy evening
at t:80. They were accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Harry V. Habn.
Miss Ruth Baumwart. daughter of G,
Baumwart. and Mr. George E. Allen
were married by Rev. Charles W. Sav
Idge at his study Sunday afternoon at 7.
They were accompanied by MV. and Mrs.
Arthur El Hughes.
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If you have never seen the new
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all price, from
$100 Down to $20
Whether you expect to buy or
not we would appreciate the im
portunity of demonstrating tliesu fl
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particular, the Ideal of traveling
comfort, combined with the ut
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1803 Farnam
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One of the Strongest Financial
Institutions in the Mid- West
The Popularity of Its Policy Contracts
is evidenced by the fact that the Company's
net gain in Assets in 1915 was $789,934.42
The Liberality of Its Policy Contracts
is evidenced by the payment last year of
$479,377.26 to beneficiaries and policy holders.
The Validity of Its Policy Contracts
is evidenced by the total accumulated assets ,
of $5,802,743.57, upon which they rest.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $1,277,388.31
Reserve and Other Liabilities, $5,525,355.26
Dividends To Living Policy Holders
paid last year amounted to $147,180.29, showing
that our policies afford profitable investments.
Eroinmogs Growth in the Company's Business
is evidenced by the total income
for 1915, which was $1,529,059.65.
Men of Foresight and Discernment
find in the policies of this Company the high
est degree of protection at minimum cost.
WE. WANT Active Agents for the sale of our
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BASCOM H. ROBISON, President. R. C. WAGNER, Secretary.
R. L. ROBISON, Vice-President. W. G. PRESTON, Treasurer!
J. R. FARNEY, General Agency Manager.