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The Nebraska Independent
OCTOBER 18, 1906. FROM CHICAGO TO NEW YORK IN 1 0 HOURS. FARE l 11 Nebraska News HAS A CLEAN RECORD The Anti-Pass Record of Judge Graves is Here Given in Black and White. When one remembers that up to five years ago it was considered quite honorable to be owned by the railroads and wear the railroad collar in the form of a pass, it is the more signifi cant that Judge Graves fully appre ciated the evil of this practice, and was unselfish and self-respecting enough to refuse to accept such a fa ovr even at that early day. The following letters show Judge Graves' position on this subject, and it is so admirable that one cannot es cape the conviction that he has a high moral sense of official propriety and honesty. In fact Judge Graves, ac cording to Ex-senator Manderson, soli rftnr of the Burlington railroad, was the only judge in Nebraska save one who was conscientious enough to re fuse a Burlington pass. But read these letters: Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad Co. Office of the General Attorney. Benjamin T. White, General Attorney. Omaha, Ne1., December 27th, 1899. Hon. Guy T. Graves, Pender, Neb. Dear Sir: Herewith enclosed find annual over the Elkhorn road, good in Nebraska, for the year 1900. Very truly yours, B. White. Pender, Neb., Jan. 1st, 1900. Hon. Benjamin T. White, General Attorney F. E. & M. V. R. R, Company. Dear Sir: Yours of date Dec. 27th, 1899 re ceived containing annual pass No. 5154 for the year 1900, over the Fre mont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley It. R, in the state of Nebraska, passing Guy Graves. Not having rendered the company a consideration therefor, I herewith return the same. The acceptance of passes being averse to our belief of right. Thanking you for the courtesy, 1 am Very respectfully, Guy T. Graves. Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska. Law Department. Charles F. Manderson, General Solicitor, Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 1st, 1900. Horn. Guy T. Graves, District Judge, Pender, Neb. Dear Sir: I hnad you herewith annual pass on the B. & M. R. R. in Neb. for the year 1900, which please accept with its compliments. Kindly acknowledge receipt. Truly yours, Charles F. Manderson. Pender, Neb., Jan. 1st, 1900. Gen. Charles F. Manderson, General Solicitor, Omaha, Neb. Dear Sir: Yours of date Jan. 1st, 1900, received containing annual pass No. 840 for the year 1900 over the Burlington & Mis souri River R. R. in the state of Ne brpsa, passing Guy T. Graves District Judge. Not having rendered the Company a consideration therefor, f herewith return the same. The principle of ac cepting passes being in conflict with our views. Thanking you for the courtesy in tended, I am, Very respectfully, Guy T. Graves. Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska. Law Department. Charles F. Manderson, General Solicitor, Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 3rd, 1900. Hon. Guy T. Graves, Pender, Neb. My Dear Sir: I have your favor of the 1st, inst., returning annual pass No. 846 for the year 1900 over the Burlington system west of the Missouri River. I fully appreciate and honor your motives in returning this pass and yet I think it due you and myself tnat you should understand the reasons that prompt action of this sort. When I came to the Burlington em ployment four years ago I found that the practice had been to send trans portation to all the state officials and all judges, both state and federal, throughout the system. This practice has been continued during tne last four years and it is the rarest happen ing that the transportation is returned. Until this year, but one judge, and he a district judge, returned his trans portation. I wrote him staMng that the acceptance of the pass placed him under no obligation to the road or its officials; that the road was prompted to send this transportation recogniz ing the fact that public officials in this section and particularly judges are very pooly paid and it was a legitimate and proper thing for the railroad to contribute transportation to them in the interests of public service and a contribution to the public rather than to the individual. Upon my making this explanation to the judge in ques tion he accepted and used his transpor tation. This year there have been a few who, like yourself, have returned theJr passes, and some whom I have ad dressed upon the subject upon receiv ing the exDlanation retained their transportation. I realize that th's is a matter for each individual to decide for himself and I return the pass to you that you may take such action as you deem best with this explanatory letter before you. So far as this corporation is con cerned it does not ask nor does It ex pect, to receive at the hands of honest anrl fearless ludsres. any diferent trea' ment from any other litigant. The officials who manage its affairs have every confidence in your sense o right and justice and feel that it wTl be treated in every respect with fair ness and that the aeceptr-nce or re jection of transportation will cut no figure before you for judicial determin ation. Assuring you of my high esteem, I am, Truly yours, Charles F. Manderson. We are building the greatest rail road system in the United States and that without issuing bonds or pre erred stock. All stock is of the par value of $100 per share, and is now selling for $26 per share, on terms of all cash or in payments of one-tenth down and one-tenth the 15th of each month thereafter until paid for in full. All stock is receivable by the road at its par value as soon as any part of the road is in operation, and as we are now building the first 100 miles and will be running trains into Chi cago inside of 18 months stock will be at par in less than one year from the time you make final payment. Twenty-six dollars per month for ten months will buy ten shares. This is to be a people's road and will be the entering wedge which will break the railroad trust of this country. Our road will be an electric third rail, double track 100 pound steel and will be the best in the country when complete. Write me for full particulars, and make all payments in Chicago or New York drafts, or postofflce money or ders. Address all letters to W. F. Porter, fiscal agent for Chicago and New York Electric Air Line R. R. Co., 1740 Harwood Ave., Lincoln, Neb. For each year following the date of the above letter a nass has been sent to Judge Graves with the Fame dsn'ts These passes form an interesting dis play, none of them ever been signed or finder marked. They are brand-new a.nd in good trim, showing no hard usas:e. It isn't necessary to print a picture of them. In th old days when the G. O. P. wanted to blacken a man's anti-pass reputation, they would have the railroads issue him a pass wbih they would photoeraph, and then pr'nt a cony of it showing the pass with thp victim's name plainly written on i, regardless of the fact that the v'ctin never used it. The publ'c did not then know that on the back of the pass was a certificate that the holder of the pass must sign before presenting the same for passage. W. H. Thompson suffered from this kind of fraud a few years r Own a Language Teacher Erfl One that is tireless and ready to render you perfect service at any and all times; that will teach you to speak French, German, or Spanish as the natives speak it, with a pronunciation guaranteed to be absolutely correct. You may ob tain such a teacher through the I. C. S. LAN GUAGE SYSTEM with Thomas A. Edison Phon ograph. The same phonograph you are now us ing for amusement can be made into the most per fect language teacher in the world, with the aid of the I. C. S. Language Records and Textbooks. Hear a free lesson at our store. E. R. GUTHRIE, 1540 O Street. Lincoln, Neb. ago when a candidate for governor. In fact it was a favorite method of the railroad tools. But just ponder on the Ex-senator's letter as solicitor of a railroad com pany. Think of a man who once rep resented Nebraska In the United States senate taking up so much space trying to convince a district judge that it was honorable to wear the collar of his company while trying to serve all the people. The practice was to give transportation to all state and federal office holders in Nebraska, says the senator. No wonder Nebraska has been crushed under her burdens of oppression when the whole office hold ing force from top to bottom was owned by the railroads. What sort of justice could a farmer or merchant expect with all of his agents (office holders) in the secret pay of the rail roads that carry his products? But the day of the pass holder is passing so swiftly it makes some of the fel lows who still linger in the ranks dizzy. Judge Boyd, for instance, is all in a whirl, his pass record confronting him on every turn. He even tries to get comfort out of it by openly admit ting his evil practices, saying he did use the pass up till he was nominated for congress, and asks if it isn't manly to adimt it. He, in fact, shouts it from the house tops. A few days ago a friend told him that it was more seemly for a maiden who had lost her virtue and had re formed to keep mum about it, than to brazenly herald it to the world and declare it womanly. M97.CnffnA Best Quality. 5o per maiZ-VUIiee pound samples and Circulars free. Milwaukee Importing Co.. 506 37th Street. Milwaukee. Wis. BOYD, THE PASS RIDER. (Lincoln News, Rep.) It was reported in Lincoln yesterday that Ross L. Hammond, editor of the Fremont Tribune, would soon an nounce the refusal of himself and his paper to support Judge J. F. Boyd, republican nominee for congress in the Third district. The story was that Hammond would come out for Graves, the democratic candidate for congress with the understanding that democrats in Dodge county would support repub lican nominees for the legislature. The reason given for the expected bolt of the Tribune was that Judge Boyd had ridden on railroad passes up to the PUBEJJNSEED DIL PAINI Guarantee for 5 years Direct from the Factory to Consumer House paint in gallon cans, gal $1.15 Barn paint in gallon cans, gal 58 5 cents less in 5 gallon kits. Wagon & Implement paint, gal 1.15 Carriage paint, per pt 45 White lead, per 100 lbs 6.50 Ten pounds white lead and 3 qts.Lin seed oil will make a gallon of the very best house paint. English Venetian red ground in oil per gallon 60 Oxide red ground in oil, per gallon 60 One gallon colors ground in oil and obe gallon of Unseed oil will make the best barn paint on earth. 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