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Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska RAISE L1NC0LNJH0NE RATE State Railway Commission Enters long-Expected Order. TWENTY-TWO PER CENT LIFT KxhnnMIrr Inqulrr Mntlr Into nnnl nr Condition nml Statnn of l.lnco tlpforc Drt-lnlnn Win Klnnllr Arrived At. , (From a Staff Correspondent.) MNCOI.N. Neb.. June (SpcclaO After considering the matter of a ralsn In telephone rates for nearly six months for the city of I,tncoln the railway com mission today handed down Its decision In the matter making a raise of $2 on Individual business- 'phones and 25 cents on Individual residence 'phones. The battle against a raise In rates by tho Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph company has been n bitter one and has been carried on with a great deal of feel ing, both against the company and against the commission. People opposed to the raise caused by tho consolidation or tno Hell an dthc independent ex changes have not been backward In ac cusing some of the members of the com mission of being favorable to the tele phone company, but the whole Investiga tion has been open, and to an unprcju diced person the commission has tried to be fair with both sides and has given the opposition every chance possible to chow up their side of the case. The rate put Into effect means a raise of about 22 per cent In rates. The loss to the company from consolidation of tho systems will be about $72,00 per year, while the raise In rates wilt raise about J69.CO0. According to the report of the commis sion, which Is signed by Commissioners Olarkc and Taylor and which Is opposed by Commissioner Hall, the reproduction values of the Lincoln plant Is placed at $1,783,907 and the depreciation or present value at J1.3S1.41S. The company claimed a reproduction value of U.'OTo.OOO and In addition a consolidation expense of $200, . 000, which was not granted by the com mission. This .cut the valuation below what the company asked by about $500, 000. tv Rntr tn Effect. The rates put In to effect are as fol lows; Old New Rate. Rate. Individual business J8.00 $4 00 Two-party .' 4.50 3.00 One-way phone 4.C0 .... Business extension 1.09 103 Individual residence 2.25 2 0) Two-party residence 1.73 1.50 Extension 50 .50 Farm' lines 2.00 1.53 Farm lockout... 250 2.00 University Place, Havelock, Bethany, Special Prices for the Fourth Ladies' Balkan Dresses, in tissUes and linen; latest effect, $12.50 values; spe cially priced fl"y mjr at blJd Dainty Cool Summer Dresses, in white and fig ured voile, II 7C from $5.98 to.&ILO A large sample line of Men's Spring Suits at cut prices; a nice light wor sted or blue serge suit $12.50 value, 0 71" at JHU 0 Men's Pants in fancy wor sted or cheviot, also blue serge, at $1.75, ft Q Tfl $2.56 and d.DU Men's Oxford Shoes, in black or tan, button or lace; special at I S2.50 College View, Raymond. Davey, Waverly and Matcomb will have the choice of Lincoln tone rates or rates which apply only to locul exchange. Hxlinnntlvc Inquiry. Commissioners Clarke and Taylor, as Commissioner Hall refused to concur, ar rived at the decision after making the most exhaustive Investigation ever made In a telephone rate case. During tho In vestigation not only were the findings of the commission's own engineers ana lyzesd, but their findings were supported by Investigation made by the chief tele phone engineer of the Wisconsin commis sion nnd by a Chicago firm of engineers engaged by those protesting against the raise through the Lincoln city council. With a few minor Instances the reports of other engineers were substantially the same as those made by the engineers of the commission. Cut Out Duplication. In arriving at Its decision the commis sion cut out all duplications of property of the two plants, except that portion necessary for advance construction. The commission was confronted with an ab normal condition In the unusually heavy traffic of the Lincoln lines. The calling rnte on the Lincoln exchange per phone each day Is 11.8 cents, which Is about 33 per cent higher than the average, which means that the Lincoln exchange handles between 30,000 and 40,00 more calls per day than Is handled by tho average exchange of tho same size, which adds materlaly to the cost of operation. For Instance, Omaha, a city three or four times the size of Lincoln, handles only nine calls per phone per day, tho present traffic betng 300,000 per day, but at Lincoln the call per day would be 3M.O0O. Phone Revenue. In support of Its conclusions that the new rate In Lincoln Is not excessive In comparison to that charged In other cities, the commission shows In Its de cision tho revenue derived from phones In these cities: No. of Phones. Rev. Per Phone. Denver, Colo 32,234 J42.00 Omaha 30.2SO J30.F.0 Des Moines 16,623 32.00 Lincoln 13.1&! $26.50 Another table shows cities In different sections of the country, showing number1 of phones, average cnlls, Individual busi ness charge per phone and Individual charge: Calls Charge- No. per Busl- Resl Phones. Day. ness. dence. Lincoln 13.15S 11.8 tt.0) $2.23 Atlanta. Ga 17,853 8.5 5.50 4.0 Hartford, Conn. 13,475 CO 7.00 3O0 Kansas City.... 29,934 7.1 5.00 3.00 Milwaukee 39,488 6.5 S.Otf 3.30 Minneapolis .... 30,270 6.S 6.00 2.50 St. Paul 20,371 7.1 6.00 2.50 Oakland, Cal... 33,794 5.6 7.00 3 00 Omaha 30,280 9.4 7.00 2.50 Salt Lake City. 18,831 7.2 6.50 3 00 St. Joseph 11,400 ... 5.00 2.50 Seattle 32,300 6.8 7.50 3.00 Louisville, Ky.. 11,572 ... 7.E0 3.50 Memphis ....... 10.S09 ... 7.00 3.00 SCHMIDT HEADS STATE DRUGGISTS' ASSOCIATION NORFOLK, Neb., June 27,-(Speclal.)- The Nebraska Pharmaceutical associa tion, which held a two-days' session here, elected the following officers: President, J. II. Schmidt, Omaha; vice presidents. J. H. McDowell, Tecumseh; R. J. Chris tian, Daykln; Clark Dort, Auburn: Mr. Stout, O'Neill; O. A. Chapman, Valen tine; secretary, J. G. McBrlde, University Place (re-elected); treasurer, D, D. Adams, Nehawka; delegates to the Ameri can association convention at Nashville, Tenn., A. V, Pease, Falrbury; Frank Koss, Fremont; Edward Bexten Omaha; R A. Lyman, Lincoln; Herbert Lock, Central City; D. J, Fink, Holdrege. The convention made tho following recommendations for tho state phar macy board: Will Brookjy, Edgar; O. W. Cass, Crofton; Samuel Ewlng', Creston. The next session will bs held in Grand Island. TO PARK CAPITOL GROUNDS State Board Decides to Complete Flans of Beautifioation. WILL INSTALL FISH POND tlmnhn Company to En-is:e In Line of Iliilnpii for Accommodation of Traveling; Motorists In Xrtirnskn. (From ft Staff Correspondent) LINCOLN. Juno 27.-(Speclal.)-The 8tato Board of Public Lands and Build ings met this morning and decided to complete the cement walks to all parts of the Btate house grounds not already provided except those on the extereme outside around the grounds. They will also have tt:e north shle parked and will put a flslf pond In the center of the plaza In which Chief Clerk Lindsay may fish. Thoy voted to buy 300 yards of carpet for the new buildings at tho state Insane asylum and will Install two boilers brought from tho penitentiary and the boys' Industrial school In place of the ol' boilers at the state houed plant which have been In service thirty years. The state Is getting a uniform system of boilers In nil Its Institutions, Will Ilrlnir Will In nock. Governor Morehcad will ask the gov ernor of Kansas to send back to Ne braska Rufus Willis, who Is charged with stealing a valuable watch from Oeorgo Johnson of Falls City. Rufus Is belli,' held in Atchison, Kan. License New Comnnnjr. Tho tn&urnnce department of the state has licensed the Bankers' Llfo of Mon mouth. 111., to do business In the state. Tho company has been In business six teen years, but has never before made application to work in this state. t'ompnn j- I.nclta Authority. Representative D. 8. Hardin of Alma has made a complaint to writing policies In this section and wants to know If they have authority to do. so. Commissioner Clancy has replied that the company has no authority to do business In Nebraska and asks Mr. Hardin to secure affidavits from those who have been written and forward to the department. To Uulld .Motor Ntntlnna. The Official Red Book Publishing com pany Is tho name of a new Omaha firm filing articles of Incorporation with tho secretary of state. The capital of the company Is placed at $50,000 and will pub lish maps and other plats showing the roads of the country. It will also estab lish automobile garages nnd stations. Those behind the company are A. C. Felt, J. N. Bngley. H. C. Johnston, D. H. Rich and R. A. Duff. Experts Look Up Figures. Experts Wettllng and Powell of tho railway commission have gono to Omaha to examlno tho books of the Bell Tele phone company In order to get the con dition of the company at Its exchange at Lexington, a hearing of which Is pending. Nebraskan's Sloop is Wrecked Off Cape Cod BOSTON, June 27. Ralph Goddard, an Instructor at the University of Nebraska, and a student at the university, were brought here today by a fishing vessol which picked them up when Goddard's twenty-six foot sloop Imp was sinking off Cape Cod Wednesday. The men salWJ from Boston Monday for New York, Intending to go to Schenectady, N. Y., for the summer. While rounding the cape, a northeast gale swept away the hatches and the sloop was sinking when signals of dis tress were made out by the fishermen. Some Chicken UNION Outfitting Co. 16th and Jackson Sts. Consolidated with THE PEOPLES STORE KING-PECK CO. "HOME OF QUALITY CLOTHES " FORMERLY KINCSWANSON CO. 16th at HOWARD The adopting of our underselling campaign has proven a wonderful success Giving the greatest possible values in high class apparel at lowest possible prices, has struck a popular chord with Omaha men; it insures a decisive saving of 15 to 25 on every suit. Here's the fundamental principle of this new policy In order to establish a now standard of valuo-givlng In this territory, wo procoedad on tho theory that to mark our garments at tho very opening of tho season, tho lowest possible prices at which depond ablo suits could bo sold, would from tho economical view of tho policy nlono, causa our sales to outdistance all provloun records. Undisputed evidence of tho success ,of thts now mode of merchandis ing Is shown by the fact that most ovory clothing concern In tho city Inaugurated snlos as early as May In order to como within hail ing distance of King-Pock values. Think It over. Outing Suits Crash Suits True Blue Serges 3-Piece Suits $ 10 to $25 5 to 650 $ 10 to $35 $ 10 to $40 Cool Summer Shirts Best Straws in Town And that's no Idle boast. We stand ready to show you tho greatest values horeabouts. As sortments aro ImmonBo and service the best. Spilt Sailors. . . .$1.00 to $5.00 Sennit Sailors . 91.50 to $!(.no PnnaniaH $5.00 to $10 Cool Ilangkoks .... $ft and up Soft Roll Mllnns. . . $1 and $5 . Immense Assortments, Reasonably Priced Coatlcss days moans your shirts should bo new and smart appear ing. Thoy should lond tho wearer that cool, sat 1 s f i od look. Our shirts do that and moro. $1 to $5 Unusual Values 1 1' UlUlSlllUgS Jb Biimnimi ITtllnn Slltd Hi n Bit V ' Silk Huso 25c up to $1 m Bolts 25c nnd up. , Wash Ties 25c to $1 Silk Cravat 50c to $2 if. fY 'rS3SS2K "WMiRW Potato Diseases to Be the Subject of Investigation (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, June 27. (Special.) EURena H. Grubb, the potato Utng, assisted by experts from Germany, France, England and America, will make extenslvo testB at Alliance and Mitchell, Nob., In order to find out the cause of tho Berm dis ease which Is said to be prevalent In the western states. These sclentlstr declare thnt the dis ease, travcllnc from foreign countries, has Invaded the western potato fields nnd, unless checked, tho terms will ulti mately cause the extinction of the crop. Tho scientists will study conditions In Maine, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Wis consln, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming1, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Wash ington and California. The party will start In at Bangor, Me., August 1 and will finish Its Investiga tions at San Francisco October 1. No time will be wasted In teaching the farm era how to grow more or better potatoes, but the members will study the nature of the maladies that afflict the potato plants. Practically all the arrangements have been made for the trip. The party will live In a special 'train of eight cars. The equipment will be placed at their disposal for the entire trip, One car will be fitted up as a laboratory and will be provided with the best microscopes and Instruments obtainable. Cameras and ex pert photographers will also be provided. Among the distinguished experts from abroad will be the noted Dr. O. Appel of the Imperial Institute of Berlin and Dr. H. W, Wollenwober, also of Ger many. The dates when the special train will travel through Nebraska will be an nounced later. Fast Train Derailed by Dirt Dropped on Tracks from Wagons GRAND ISLAND, Neb., June -(Special.) The board of Inquiry Investigating the wrecking of the fast mall Union Pa cific west bound late yesterday, has found that the Jumping of the track by the en gine "tender" was caused by refuse dirt jolted from wagons as they had crossod the track at Gothenburg. The engine and five cars performed the unusual stunt of running about 1,000 feet on the ties bo fore plowing up the track and be ing ditched. The track Is a double one and Is ballasted by Sherman gravel. The train was going from forty-five to fifty miles an hour and finally several cars were thrown directly across the track, blocking traffic both ways for a few hours. The mall clerk were bruited, but not seriously. The train is mall, ex-cluslyely. A Parrot That Is 110 Vears Old and Not Vet in Cold Storage. This picture is taken from an actual .photograph of a parrot that is 116 years old, and still has a lively croak. It belongs to an English family, but spent fifty years of its feathered life in that country. Its. other ' sixty-six years it saw in Brazil, its original home. Although it is almost "sans everything" polly can sing In quite a lively mannor, and is always cheerful. Perhaps therein lies its secret of longevity. Who knows? Articles Are Filed For New Interurban (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Neb.. June n (Special.) Articles of Incorporation of the Niobrara, Sioux City & Omaha Itailroad company were filed with the secretary of state today. The articles do not state whether the road Is to be steam, or electric, though It Is understood that It will be the latter. The ends of the road are specified at Omaha, Sloux City, Niobrara and O'Neill, and It wll pass through the following counties: Holt, Knox, Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Thurston, Bert, Cuming, Stan ton, Antelope, Pierce, Platte, Colfax, Dodge, ashlngton and Douglas. The men who are named, behjnd the project are Charles . Baker, Herman P. Bushman, Henry A. Bewe. Frank GeUon, Chancy S. Snyder. Peter Man gold and John H. Lowrey. Mr. Hnkcr, who filed the papers, called at the oflce of tho Hallway commission for the purpose of ascertaining what steps would bo necessary to secure a hearing before the commission on a proposition of Isulng bonds to build tho road. He wns told that he must file an application for a hearing nnd tho com mission would sot a day. It is under .n.n that thin comnony has been con templating taking up the proposition with the commlslon for some time, ana una civen it out that they would want on i.. nf hnnds covering JIO.000,000 or more. Thnv thniitrht It would cost about $5,000,. 000 or 6,000,000 to build the road. The commission gave tnem to unner .,n,wi that hv would not listen to any proposition covering an Issue of bonds so much above the cost or miliums. Woman Tries to Save Accused Husband From Prison Term LINCOLN, Neb., June 27. Mrs. Aril Johnson took the stand hero today In federal court and made a passionate plea to save her husband, Harry Johnson, after he had pleaded guilty to violating the Mann whlto slave law. 'She bared her past, declaring she ljad been an Im moral woman since she wait 16 years of age. Johnson was sentenced to a year and a day in the Leavenworth. Kan., penitentiary. The offense was bringing his wife from Kansas City, Mo to Grand Island, Neb., for Immoral purposes. Notes from Beatrice And Gage County BEATBICE, Neb,, June 27. (Special.) Theodora Sklandany yesterday at tempted suicide by drinking about four ounces of carbolic acid. Mia condition Is critical, and the attending physician says his recovery of doubtful. Two years ago he tried to end his life by shooting him self In tho head, He has a largo family and has been despondent for the last few days. Last evening the Hell Telephone com. nany connected up Its lines with tho new plant In tho new building on North Sixth street. The connection with the now Home lines will be made as soon as the state railway commission decides Uw case before It, which will be on July 1. James Pybe, a farmer living five miles south of Virginia, was arrested yester day by Sheriff Schlek on the charge of attempting to assault Mrs. Gootlleb De zort, a neighbor. Pybe was brought here last night by Sheriff Schlek and lodged In the county Jail. William Bloomenkamp of Platte Center, Neb., and Miss Ruth Balderson were mar ried yesterday at the bride's home at Plokrell, Bev. F. Snocker of University Place officiating. The young couple wll make their home at Platte Center, where the groom Is engaged In the drug busi ness. Farmers In this county are pushing their wheat harvest, and expect to finish the work In about a week. The crop Is the heaviest harvested In Gage county In years. William Krueger and Miss Nellie Gray, both of Adams, were married at that place yesterday, Boys Escape from Industrial School; One is Recaptured KEARNEY, Neb,, June Z7.-(8pcclal Telegram.) Warren Hazlctt was arrested this morning at 3 o'clock after ho had broken Into the Golden Eagle clothing storo and outfitted himself from head to foot with new clothing. Warren was Just preparing) to leave the storo, having everything but 'his newly appropriated shoes on his person, when officers pass ing by the rear entrance of the store noticed the transom broken open. Upon entering the store they found the young man preparing to leave. Warren and two schoolmates at the Industrial school had escaped an hour before from their tpiarteru, having noth ing on but their night clothes. Upon word from tho school officers made tha rounds of tho clothing stores and found Warren. The other two boys are ad largo In their nlghtclothes at this time. FIRST PETmbFRTcEIVED ON UNIVERSITY EXTENSION (From a Btaff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Neb., June S7.-(SpecIal.)- The first referendum petition covering the proposition .giving the people tha right to vote on the university extension proposition as sot out by the last legis lature, reached the office of, tho secre tary of ptato today. The petition comes from Button In Clay county and Is signed by Joseph Webster and nlnoteen others. Mr. Webster makes affidavit that tho names were properly signed' and Is backed up by two others who sign tiB witnesses. Key to the Situation Bee Advertising. Aurora Mills Burn, Causing Heavy Loss AURORA. Neb.. June 27. Fire last night destroyed the plant of the Aurora Mill. Ing company, containing much wheat and flour. The loss Is placed at 115,000. Orchard & Wilhelm Co. PORCH SPECIALS An opportunity to purchase furniture for tho porch at reduced price. Chairs, settees and rockers of substantial wood construction that are built fofr out door use, in green and weathered oak finish. $10.60 Settee, oak, green finish '. 1S8.OO $7.00 Arm Chair to match &5.00 112.00 Settee, oak, green finish, strongly built JSO.OO $10.75 Sottce, oak slat wood seat and back, green finish. $8.50 $4.50 Arm Rocker, green oak frame, with woven rattan seat S3. 50 $4,00 Arm Chair to match.... .-33.00 $2.60 Arm Chair, weathered oak slat wood Beat S1.75 $3.00 Arm Rockor to match, weathered oak. 82.25 $4.50 Arm Chair or Rocker, weathered oak, roomy and comfort able 33.25 $8,00 Couch Hammock .5.00 $10,00 Chlld'a Couch Hammock SC.50 $19.00 Rattan Settee, natural finish S14.00 $8.50 Hour Class Chair, rattan, natural finish S6.00 Hundreds of special pieces throughout our store now marked at specially reduced prices. An opportune time to buy the needed odd piece, Porch Shades (mo whip at tachment) up from. . .$2.50 Hammocks (reinforced) at, each $2.95 POROH CHAIR CRETONNES t 36 inches wide (washable), up from, yard 25 CUSHIONS $1.75 and $1.25 value, ea.,7Sc 95c value, each .SOo FREE ICE SATURDAY Is tho last day you can secure a free ice coupon book with each purchase of ono of our REFRIGERATORS Sizes and styles to suit every family. THE HERRIOK THE GIBSON up from $12.00 up from $6.75 ill ft .VI 'I n 3 P