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JULY 27, 1905
Ujff Nebraska Indopcndont PAGE 11 LIKE MORTON CASE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT PROSE CUTE INDIVIDUALS Department of Justice Will File Suits Against the Harvester and Steel Corporations in Connection With the Rebate Injunction Washington, D. C., July 18. Final action has been taken by the depart ment of justice providing for the in stitution of suits at once against the Harvester trust and Steel trust at Chicago for disregarding the injunc tion obtained against the railroad which granted rebates to those great corporations under the guise of ex cessive divisions of through freight rates to the Missouri river. There is a nice legal question in volved which will have, to be fought out in court, because the owners of terminal railroads, operated for the exclusive benefit of the two big trusts, insist they have a perfect right to make any kind of a division of freight : rates as common carriers. The government holds these termi nal railroads owned by the steel and harvester trusts are nothing more than a device for the purpose of pro curing illegal ' rebates, and that they are to be prosecuted as such. Will Not Prosecute Individuals Following but the line of action di rected by the president in regard to the Santa Fe railroad, there will be no prosecution of individual officers of the International Harvester com pany t and the United States Steel cor poration, nor oi any individual omcer or emrilove of the Santa Fe. Bnrliner- ton, Belt Line, and half a dozen other railroads which gave an unfair divi sion in through rates in the nature of rebates. Special Attorney Purdy, who re turned two days ago from Kansas City, where he instituted proceedings against the Santa Fe road in the coal rebate cases, has prepared the papers for the suits against the roads inter ested in the terminal line rebates, and he is to have special charge of all this work under the general su pervision of Attorney General Moody. The suits about to be filed include both eastern and western railroads, there being two sets of offenses, one east of Chicago for - the benefit' of the steel company and the other, from Chicago to the Missouri river, in which the beneficiary . was . the. Har vester trust. r Question is a Specific One ' In their original decision the inter state commerce commission held that while it might, be objectionable for a heavy shipper to be interested large ly in the road over which his traffic went there was no reason why a ter minal road or any other line should not make joint rates with other, rail roads. " , The question to be decided by the courts is. not wether the terminal roads have the right to pro rate with the trunk lines, but whether the divi sion of a through , rate has not been arranged in such a-way as to grant an undue proportion to the terminal road and thereby -constitute an ille gal: and fraudulent rebate to corpor ations which own' those terminal rail roads. The interstate commerce law itself forbids the granting of any difference in the charges made between ship pers by any special rate, rebate, draw back, "or other device." The Elkins law also forbids any practice on the part of a common-carrier ''whereby any such property shall by any device whatever be transported at a lessi rate than that . named in the tariffs, or whereby any other advancement or discrimination is practiced." Roads Owned b, Trusts It is admitted on all sides that the international Harvester company owns the capital stock of the Chicago, West Pullman and Southern railroad and the Illinois. Northern railroad, which are mere terminal lines con necting the 'works of the trust with the roads running west and south of Chicago. Similarly . it is admitted that the Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern rail way is owned by the United States Steel corporation and is nothing more than a terminal road by which switch ing facilities are provided in and around the works of the trust in Chi cago, Joliet and Milwaukee. Ray mond in Chicago Tribune. THE ASSEMBLY NEXT WEEK. Program of Rare Exellence and Large Attendance Probable. Next Wednesday, August 2, the Ne braska Epworth Assembly will hold its opening session in Epworth Lake Park, Lincoln. The registration for tents is very large, indicating a camp of some three thousand people. The program is most attrative and we Nebraskans have a right to feel proud of this well conducted and remark ably successful summer Assembly. Copies of the daily program may be had by sending your address on a postal to President L. O. Jones, Lincoln. His Method Penner What, then, do you con sider the best method of keeping books? Borroughs There's only one sure way. , Penner What's that? Borroughs Forget to return them. A Hard One "My proudest boast," said the lec turer, who expected his statement to be greeted with cheers, "is that I was one of the men behind the guns." "How many miles beLind?" piped a voice in the gallery. Sweet Sleep. Coakley I see that an- eminent physician declares that two hours of sleep before midnight are worth more than six after that hour. Poakley Nonsense! Two hours of sleep after you're called in the morn ing beat everything. - I . LEGAL NOTICE Lincoln, Nebraska, July 25, 1905. To Rebecca Atkins, Newton C Saun ders, Newland C. Saunders, Rinehart Hohman. You, and each of you, are hereby notified tha1 on November 27, 1903, Mrs. B. Hohman purchased lots 21 and 22 in Block 12 In Belmont, an addition to the city of Lincoln, and forming a part thereof and In Lan caster County Nebraska, then assessed in the name of Newton C. Saunders and owned by Newland C. Saunders for the y ars 1898 to 1903 inclusive and assessed in the name of Rebecca Atkins for the years 1894 to 1897 in clusive. That said land was purchased for the delinquent taxes for the years 1894 to 1902 inclusive, for the sum of $108.98 taxes, interest and charges and a certificate of sale issued to said Mrs. B. Hohman who .id soon there after sell, assign and transfer said certificate of purchase to the under signed, - and that the undersigned Henry E. Hohman has since said date and now is the bona-fide owner and holder thereof, and has paid all sub sequent taxes. You are further notified that the time of redemption will expire on November 27, 1905. Witness my hand the date above written. HENRY E. HOHMAN. 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