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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TBIBUHE
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MORTH PLATTE. NEQRA8KA
EPITOME OF EVENTS
PARAGRAPHS THAT PERTAIN TO
ABE SHORT BUT INTERESTING
Orlof Mention of What Is Transpiring
In Various Sections of Our Own
and Foreign Countries.
Tho houso adopted the conference
report on tho army appropriation bill.
The Archibald case was taken up
In executivo session by the houso Ju
Tho Bennto Titanic investigating
commltteo heard suggestions for Im
provement of conditions at Boa.
Tho senato passed tho loglslatlvo,
executive and Judiciary appropriation
bill which now goeB to conference.
The army appropriation conference
report, legislating General Wood out
of office, was taken up in tho house.
Representative Prince gave notlco
lio would fight the army appropriation
bill conference report adopted by tho
President Taft sent a message ask
ing an appropriation of $1,260,000 to
protect Imperial yalloy, California,
Tho Bonato rejecotod the amend
ment to tho legislative, oxecutlvo and
Judicial appropriation bill providing
for maintenance of commerce.
Tho senate rejected house amend
ment to the oxecutlvo and Judicial
rppropriatlon bill limiting civil serv
ed appointments to flvo years.
Senator Bacon introduced a resolu
tion declaring thero was no nuthority
for tho use of tho army and navy In
hny foreign territory except In emor
Bency. Chairman Fitzgorald of tho appro
priations committee, bitterly attacked
President Taft, charging him with
having misused tho presidential trav
eling expenso fund.
Tho houso wayB and means commit
teo reported tho motal tariff revision
hill, but refused to agree to an amend
ment for tho repeal of tho Canadian
Tho houso adopted senate amend
ments to tho reslutlon for an Interna
tional maritime conference.
Tho houso voted' to buy a now seal
-tho first Blnco 1830.
Senator Polndextcr moved that the
interstate commerce commltteo bo
discharged from furthor consideration
of his bill to abolish tho commerce
court, but no action wus taken.
Roprosentatlvo Undorwood, demo
cratic leader, indicated no recess
would bo taken for tho Chicago con
vention, but a throe-day recess would
bo taken for tho Ualtlmoro convent
Former Treasurer Thompson, of re
publican national committee before
oommitteo Investigating campaign
contributions, testlflod ho had re
ceived no contributions during his
ohort torm of oluce.
Senator Lodge's attempt to obtain
unanimous consent to agreement
wheroby only morning biiBlncBn would
bo transacted during national conven
tions period failed because of objec
tion of Senator Culberson.
Col. Roosevelt, according to returns,
will have a solid delegation -from
"Political brigando" is Roosovolt'B
comment on tho outcomo of tho Ohio
republican state convention.
Sovoral strikers and police officers
were Injured In a riot at Mtddlcton,
One Alabama delegate says ho will
vote for Itoosovclt In spite of his In
ctructlonu for Taft.
Tho Norrls bill validating disputed
title along tho Union Pacific right-of-
way in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming
and Colorado, was passed by tho sen
ate judiciary commltteo.
By unanimous voto tho house di
rected a sub-committee of tho Judic
iary committee to go to Seattle,
Wash., and other places to Investi
gate charges against Federal Judgo
The utrlko of several thousand em
ployes of tho Boston Elovated railway
for a minimum wago and recognition
of tho union has settled down to a
Question of endurance.
Mexican Consul E. C. Lloronto tiled
nt El Paso a chargo of embezzlemont
ot public funds of Moxlco against
Conralo Enrllp,- Lata financial agent
of 'the Mexican revolution,
At the suggestion of Senator Hitch
cock, tho senato committee on terri
tories has adopted for Alaska a model
of legislative machinery now in Amer
Legislation providing for a general
parcels post throughout the United
States and its possessions except tho
Philippines, Is prnctically cortain to
bo enacted by tho present congress,
In tho opinion ot Postmaster General
Tho Minnesota senato ratified tho
amendment to tho state constitution
providing for tho direct election ot
the United States senators.
Tho Baltimore convention has al
ready several candidates for vice
"president to consider, Tho latest to
phy his hat Into tho ring is Congress
man W, C. Redfleld of Brooklyn,
Impeachment proceedings were in
augurated in tho houso against Fed
eral Judgo Hnnford of Seattle.
Robert H. Moore, aged Blxty-sovon
years a pioneer nowspaper man died
at Ottumwa, la., following an opera
tion. Gov. Harmon will not accept sec
ond place on tho democratic ticket.
Extensive damage is thought to
have been done by volcanoes In
Roosevelt denounced with vigor tho
notion of tho nntlonal commltteo at
A witness in tho money trust in
quiry sayB .1. P. Morgan saved tho day
during panic times.
The charge was made In tho house
that General Wood was being made
tho victim of Intrigue.
California are much wrought up
over tho nctlon of tho republican na
Tho train carrying Colonel Roose
velt narrowly escaped being wrecked
by boulder on tho track.
Three were killed and seven wound
ed when strikers and deputies clashed
nt Perth Amboy, N. J.
Ugly accusations against tho presi
dent were made In the house debate
by Chairman Fitzgerald.
FIro at Lapear, Mich., caused a
property loss of approximately $90,
000 in tho business district ot that
Tho headquarters of Colonel Mach
ado, commanding tho marines at
Guantanamo, Cuba, have beon fired
Cedar Rapids was chosen for tho
1913 convention' of tho Iowa liquor
dealers' association at the closing
Tho senate Judiciary commltteo fa
vorably reported tho Simmons bill
prohibiting Interstate transportation
of prizo fight films.
Tho Mare island navy yard will
build tho river gunboat Monocacy, 190
tons, as Its bid of $141,000, was far
below any private concern.
A critical situation Iuib developed
In China, where widespread discon
tent is evinced among tho soldlerB on
account of tho non-payment of their
Tho old West Point hotel, a four
story brick building, owned by tho
government, at West Point, N. Y.,
burned out. Most, of tho contents
Tho senate ngreed to a program of
three days' recesses from Juno 17 to
July 1, covering tho period of the re
publican nnd democratic national con
ventions. Six thousand Jewish butchers in
Now York have decided to close tholr
shops until tho present price of meat
products haB been lowerd by tho
Lou Rldor of Rock Island, 111., mur
dered hlB wife with a razor at an up-
river amusement resort acd then at
tempted to commit sulcldo. A twclvo-year-
old daughter witnessed tho mur
der. President Taft, In a special mes
sage to congress asked for an appro
priation of $100,000 to bo expended
by tho revenue cutter service In car
ing for volcano victims, near Kodlak,
Fifty-nine field laborers were
burned to death while asleep In a
barn near Tamboy, central Russia, on
a property belonging to Count Orlorff
Davydoff. Tho cause of the
United StnteB Senator James Reed
of Missouri, according to some of
Speakor Clark's friends, has been de
finitely choBon to nominate- tho speak
er for president at the Baltimore con
vention. Tho deadlock .voto for prosldont ot
tho Gormnn Luthoran synod ot Min
nesota and neighboring states Ya3
broken after eight ballots by tho elec
tion of Row JustuB II. Nauman of
Many messages of congratulation
were received at tho archleplscopal
residence In St Louis to remind the
host Rev. John Olonnon, Roman Ca
tholic archbishop ot St. Louis, of his
fiftieth birthday anniversary.
In a florco battle between a com
bined forco of Turkish soldiers and
Arab forces and tho Italian troops at
Lebda, near Tripoli city, tho Turkish
forces were defeated and retreated,
leaving 421 dead soldiers on the bat
tlo field. The Italians lost thirty-ono
men killed nnd fifty-one wounded.
Indiana contest cases were docldod
In favor of Taft.
Roosevelt men say thero will bo no
bolt, even If Taft is nominated.
President Taft was a speaker at
flag day exerclseH at Washington.
Baltimore suffragists are planning
a big parade during convention days.
Tho Cummins boom took form at
Chicago with tho arrival of Senator
Democrats of New York, Illinois
and Indiana maV unite at Baltimore It
there Is a deadlock,
Secretary Nagel says ho 1b satis
fled all conteBtB will be fairly settled
by the national committee.
Tho maBter carbullders' association
boforo adjourning elected as presi
dent, C. E. Fuller of Omaha.
Georgo B. Cortolyou was a witness
In the money truBt Investigation.
Mr. Bryan will be n "looker-on In
Venice" at Uie republican national
Admirers ot LaFolletto say he holds
tho balanco of power in tho Chicago
Wnrm words ot protest from Cali
fornia republicans wore telegrnghod
to Chairman Rosowator ot tho nation
Frank Gotch of Iown, champion
heavyweight wrestler, deteatod Gus
Schoenten (Amerlcus) of Baltimore,
champion lightweight wrestlor.
IS SEI FREE
GOLDIE ABBOTT RELEASED FROM
HAS REABRED HER MAJORITY
Judge Cosgravc Holds That Sho
Cannot Be Detained Until Sho
A girl cannot bo detained in the
industrial Bchooi for girls nt Geneva
after sho has reached tho ago of
eighteen years, according to tho rul
ing of Judgo P. James Cosgravo in
tho habeas corpus case of Goldlo Ab
bott, tried boforo him at Lincoln.
Tho girl had been brought In from
Geneva by Sheriff Hycrs, sayB the
State Journal, and was at tho deten
tion homo. Judgo Cosgravo ordered
Goldlo Abbott, waB sent to Geneva
Inst February, having been convicted
in Juvenile court of vagrancy. Tho
commitment ordered that sho should
bo detained at tho school until slio
reuch the ago of twenty- ono years,
and an application was mado last
week to Judgo Stewart of tho juvenile
court to modify tho order, she hav
ing reached her majority. Tho appli
cation was denied and hubeas corpus
proceedings were instituted. Morning
& Ledwlth appeared for the girl,
whilo Deputy Attorney General Ayres
and Deputy County Attorney Hager
resisted tho application.
When tho act governing tho Geneva
school was adopted, it was provided
that thoso portions of the law relat
ing to tho industrial school for boys,
covering proccduro, hearing, commit
ment, etc., should apply to tho girls'
school. One of tho provisions of tho
Kearney law Is that boys shall bo
committed until they nro twonty-ono
yenrB old. Tho Juvenile court law
under which the Abbott girl waB sent
to Geneva provides that nothing in
tho net shall bo construed to ropoal or
alter any of tho provisions of tho re
form school laws. It also provides
that no boy or girl shall bo detained
after they shall have reached their
It waB the contention of tho attor
neys for Miss Abbott that tho train
ers of tho Geneva act never Intended
that girls should bo dptalncd thero
after they bocamo eighteen years
old and that tho twonty-ono year
clause In tho boys' act was never In
tended to apply In such a case. They
furthermore pointed to tho fact that
tho Juvenile court act specifically pro
vides that no boy or girl shall be de
tained after reaching 1i1b or her ma
jority. But oven if it had been tho
intention of tho legislators to have a
girl detained after reaching her ma
jority, it could not bo done under tho
constitution. Tho Industrial schools
are not penal Institutions, but are
purely reformatory. Goldlo Abbott
was never convicted of any crime,
though tho commitment stated that
she had been adjudged a vagrant, tho
maximum penalty for which offense
Is ninety days In tho county Jail. Sho
1b entitled to nor constitutional right
of liberty. Tho first paragraph of the
Goneva act sets out that tho Institu
tion shall bo a place for tho educa
tion, control'' and development of
"juvenile delinquents," and a female
who haB arrived at tho ago of eigh
teen Is not a Juvenile, Sho is a wo
man and if the state can without trial
by Jury and conviction doprivo her of
her liberty for three years after sho
has reached her majority, then It can
just as easily deprive her of that
liberty for her natural life.
Newspapers to publish tho constitu
tional amendments will not bo named
by the governor for some tlmo yoL
Lincoln Census Figures.
CensuB Figures made public for
cltloB of 25,000 or over show that in
Lincoln thero aro 13,923 men of voting
ngo. Of thoBO 8,122, aro of natlvo par
entage. Tho number of naturalized
foreign-born whites who resldo In Lin
coln 1b 1,372, whilo there are 1,729
who have not been naturalized. Thero
nro 302 negroes of 21 years and over
and twelve of other races.
Bars "Frat" Societies.
Greek lettor fraternities and sorori
ties will not bo permitted at Nebras
ka Wcsleyan university. In connec
tion with tho annual commencement
exercises the board of trustees adopt
ed n resolution prohibiting such so
Bids Are Considered.
Tho board ot public lands and build
ings met to open bids on an equip
ment for a hydrotherapeutlc hospital
nt tho Lincoln hospital for the insane.
Two bids were received, but tho
board will meet again to make an
award. Tho equipment will cost
about $6,000. .
Tho Nebraska Church federation
haB established headquarters In tho
Lincoln Young Men's Christian asso
ciation, with tho Row F. P. Wlgton,
secretary. Tho federation was organ
ized In Fobruary, 1909, but la Just get
ting In condition to begin aggresslvo
work. Its purposo is to sccuro tho
co-operation of all tho ovangellcal
churches ot Nobraskn for tho better
mont of tho welfare of tho state, The
federation plans to secure a county
eooretary for each county and a re
Igtous survey of tho Btato.
FILE8 IT8 ARTICLES.
Company Formed to Carry Out Pow
Tho Commonwealth Development
company, formed to carry out a pow
er development scheme between Co
lumbus, Lincoln and Omaha, filed ar
ticles of incorporation with tho secre
tary of state. Tho Incorporators are:
W. E. Sharp, A. W. Field, C. T.
Boggs, 8. H. Burnham of Lincoln; A.
C. Koenlg of Omaha, J. M. Bramletto
of Detroit, Mich., and A. A. Ladd of
The company Is Incorporated at
$7,500,000. According to the articles
filed with tho state official, tho pro
ject contemplates the taking of wa
ter from tho Loup river near Colum
bia and below both of the other big
water power projects. The filing is
ono mado by C. T. Boggs and it is
Intended to carry tho work through
so that no contest can be waged
against the claim to the use of the
Loup river water.
Tho plan of tho work contemplates
a return of tho -water to the Platte
river near Schuyler.
Tho moving spirit of llnnnco behind
the venture is George G. Moore of
Detroit, who, for tho past three
months haB had several experts in
vestigating tho demand for tho cur
rent from such a plant. Omaha, Lin
coln, Columbus nnd Intervening towns
have beon visited by theBe men. Tho
report mado to the big financier wns
satisfactory and ho started for Lon
don last night to negotiate the Im
mediate sale of tho company's bonds.
The Mooro syndicate controls the big
Duluth falls hydro-electric project,
several largo projects in Vermont and
tho $8,000,000 water power develop
ment concern at Atlanta, Ga. The
company, according to President
Sharp of this city, is ready to begin
work just as soon as the state board
of Irrigation grants permission. The
contest between the Koenlg and Bab
cock filings does not affect this pro
ject, since there la no common
Tho filing fee paid to the secretary
of state amounted to $3,760. It is un
derstood that Moore's engineer, J.
Lenz, and A. C. Koenlg of Omaha
will bo in chargo of tho construction
of the big plant. Although tho Lin
coln men in the new project are also
Interested In tho recently organized
Central Power company, there is no
intention of giving up the Koenlg ap
plication for water power, which
rights they also possess. The incor
porators believe that they can con
vey power west as far as Grand
Island nnd Hastings, north to Sioux
City and south to Nebraska City.
Looking Over the Ground.
Arthur Jenkins and J. W. Weaver,
the English capitalists who are finan
cing tho Kearnoy-Beloit cutoff of the
Dakota, Kansas & Gulf railroad, and
Directors C. Hlldreth of Franklin
and S. A. Henllne of Kearney, left
Kearney for an overland trip through
northern Nebraska and tho Dakotas,
over tho prospective route that will
bo surveyed In case the various bond
issues are made warranting tho build
ing of the road from Beloit to Kear
ney. They plan on making connec
tions with Canadian roads at Carring
ton, N. D. The work Is liable to go for
ward nt an early day.
Publishers' Pie Withheld.
Announcement wns mado from tho
state executive office that nameo ot
the papers which are to secure tho
printing of the constitutional amend
ments will not be made known until
after Governor Aldrich's return front
tho republican national convention.
Escaped Convict Caught.
Charles Phllbert, tho Omaha boy
convict .vho escaped from a houso
whero he had been taken from the
penitentiary about two weeks ago
for the purpose of medlcnl treatment
and an operation for appendicitis, has
boon arrested in St. Joseph, Mo., at
the homo of his sister.
Is After Back Pay.
Sam Patterson of Arapahoe has ap
pealed to the supremo court in his
effort to collect $G,000 for two years'
salary from the state. He was ap
pointed secretary of the state bank
ing board, but was never permitted
to servo owing to the holding up of
tho guaranty of deposit law In the
' An Unusual Request.
An unusual request was mado be
foro tho county board of Dodge coun
ty when Georgo Sights asked that tho
land values fixed for a number of
his neighbors in Cotterell township
bo raised. Mr. Sights' land haa been
assessed at $70 an acre.
Hartlngton Boy Loses Eye.
Cedar County. Leonard Samuel
Bon, tho 12-year-old son of Charles
SamuelBon, will probably lose the
sight of his right eye on account of
an accident. The boy and some com
panions wero shooting at a tiling
whno a splinter flew off and struck
him in tho eye.
Shorty Gray Might Be Ashby.
Mrs. Mary E. Ashby, the former
Golden, Colo., society belle, who was
divorced at San Francisco from her
husband "A. T, Ashby," now a prison
er at tho Nebraska state penitentiary,
is believed U Lincoln to bo tho
wife of elthoi. the late "Shorty" Gray
or ono of his pals, ForbeB or Martin.
The latter aro now in tho big prUon
serving twenty-eight-year sentences
for their participation in tho bank
robbery at Giltner in the spring of
WIDE DIVERGENCE IN RECOM
MENDATIONS SET FORTH.
BOTH FDB A TARIFF
Taft Men Declare for Further Revl.
slon, but Would Have It Walt on
the Tariff Board.
Chicago. Both tho Taft and Roose
velt drafts of a platform for the re
publican convention have been out
lined, and both can bo put In shnpo
for submission to the committee on
resolutions on very short notlco.
Most of the work on tho Roosevelt
declarations was completed prior to
Mr. Roosevelt'B arrival In Chicago,
whilo tho first formal meeting over
tho Taft announcement was held Sun
.day. The Roosevelt pronouncement 1b
tho res'ult of labors of many of IiIb
friends, but principally of his former
Bocretary of the Interior, James R.
Garfield, Glfford PInchot und William
Allen White of Kansas. All the
planks have undergone the inspection
of Colonel Roosevelt and, while he
haB not passed on them finally, he haB
Indicated his formal approval of most
At Sunday's meeting ot Mr. Taft's
friends several drafts were presented,
and the meeting was largely for the
purpose of selecting from tho wealth
of materials suggested. The approved
planks will be Joined together nnd an
other meeting will be held prior to
the submission of the paper to the re
Necessarily, the two documents
cover tho samo ground, but there is
wide divergence in the recommenda
tions. The tariff receives a prominent
j)laco In both, and both Indorse tho
tariff commission. Tho friends of Mr.
Roosevelt, however, go to some pains
to make it appear that tho present
tariff board docs not come up to re
quirements. They would have tho commission
determine not only the cost of produc
tion of manufactured articles, but
would havo it undertake to ascertain
tho share of profits going to labor.
Tho Taft mon declare for further
revision, but would have It wait on in
vestigation of the tariff board. They
condemn tho present efforts of the
democratic houso of representatives
to change this tariff, as unwiBo and
unscientific, declaring its result an
unnecessary disturbance of business
along undesirable lines.
No decision has been reached as to
whether there shall bo an explicit
declaration for a cut in tariff rates.
TORNADO TAKES THIRTY LIVES.
Tremendous Damage Done by Storm
in Western Missouri.
KansaB City. Twenty-nine persons
aro known to havo been killed and
many injured by n storm that passed
over central-west Missouri late Sat
urday, demolishing buildings, tearing
down wires and leaving the smaller
towns and country homes completely
wrecked. It Is believed that the
storm that struck 'Kansas City late
Saturday, causing the death of two
persons and dolnx many thousands
of dollars' worth of damage, swept
to the south through Bates county,
where it left a trail of death and de
Btructldn. Between Merwln and Al
nan nineteen personB were killed.
Debs' Campaign Opened.
Chicago. The first campaign in
which the socialist party haB had a
complete ticket in every state in the
nation was opened here Sunday. Eu
gene V. Debs and Emll Seldel, the so
cialist candidate for president and
vice president of the United States,
made the chief addresses. Both can
didates spoke, at a meeting in Rlvor
Attempt to Bribe De'legate.
Chicago. An affidavit charging an
attempt to bribe F. H. Cook, negro
delegate to the republican national
convention from Louisiana, for $1,000,
to dosert the Taft forces and vote for
Roosevelt, executed by Cook himself,
was published by Director McKinloy
of the Taft headquarters.
Mr. Bryan on Deck.
Chicago. William Jennings Bryan
was a center of attraction in the p re
convention scene Sunday, and though
appearing at the headsuarters of lead
ers of another party as a newspaper
reportor, was given a demonstration
by the throng of visitors and dele
gates. North Dakota Elks.
Fargo, N. D. Fargo gave a cordial
welcome to the hundreds of visitors
gathered hero for the annual conven
tion of tho North Dakota state Elks'
Spanish War Veterans.
Pontlac, 111. Soldiers and sailors
who served In tho army and navy of
the United States during the war
with Spain gathered hero from many
parts of Illinois for tho annual state
encampment of tho United Spanish
American war veterans.
Rejected by the Senate.
Washington. Tho senate has re
jected the house provision in the leg
islative and Judicial appropriation bill
to limit the tenure in office under civil
service to five years.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
News Note3 of Interest from Various
At a very enthusiastic mcotlng of
citizens of Waterloo nnd vicinity it
waa decided to hold n monster cele
bration on the Fourth.
The annual convention of tho Ne
braska Btato pharmaceutical associa
tion at Beatrice, closed with a big
banquet at the Paddock hotel.
The Independent Telephono prop
erty and equipment at Norfolk was
sold at sheriff's sale to Theodore Par
malee of Plattsmouth for $20,010.
How W. C. Wcyr of Hastings an
nounced from his pulpit that ho had
accepted the offer of tho First Pres
byterian church of Pueblo, nnd will
leave the First Presbyterlun church
In Hastings August 1. His salary will
be $3, GOO.
William P. Garhan of David City
was badly Injured In Omaha when
an automobile collided with a street
car In which Garhan wbb riding. The
Injured man was taken to a hospltnl.
Ono arm 1b broken In two places and
the other ono Injured.
Mrs. D. B. Colhapp's millinery store
at Tecumseh was broke'n Into and
$150 worth of millinery goods stolen.
Some of tho goods wero found in pos
session of Mabel Parish, 17-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Par
ish. She was arrested.
Real estate in York has Increased
in value $530,495 since the last as
sessment was made. According to
the totals just prepared In the office
of County Assessor Downing, the act
ual value of real estate in York is
The O'Neill Junior normal opened
Juno 3 with a large enrollment. Tho
first week the normal was held In
conjunction with the Holt county in
stitute. The professional spirit of
the students seems to bo on a higher
plane than that of previous years.
St. Matthews' Episcopal congrega
tion of Alliance has tho plans of a
fine new stone church to be erected
thla year. It haB moved the little
frame builulng which has served as a
church for a number of years back,
and is already at work on the foun
dation. Reports received from all parts of
tho state, says the Lincoln Journal,
show that within the past week heavy
rains have visited every portion of
Nebraska. Crop reports aro becoming
more optimistic, and the damage done
by drouth to wheat in tho south, cen
tral and southwestern section Is now
being minimized by returns from tho
Word was received in Nebraska City
of the death of Dr. Estrael Bedell, for
many years one of the leading physi
cians of that city. Ho died at tho
Wardwell, West Virginia, where he
had gone for his health. Dr. Bedell
was born in Niagara county, New
York, and wasa veteran surgeon of
the civil war and was with a New
Speaking of the proposed bridge
across the Missouri river at Omaha,
President Mohler of the -Union Pa
cific says that the bill was introduced
in congress because a Becond bridge
Is needed. When the construction of
the bridge will bo Btarted, Mr. Moh
ler was unable to say. Much will de
pend upon general business condi
tions this year.
The guards and keepers at the peni
tentiary are soon to blossom out In
new uniforms, and tho practice of
having them garbed in citizens'
clothes while on duty will then be dis
continued. Warden Mellck and Dep
uty Warden Antles will not wear uni
forms. Tho new suits are to bo ot
plain blue cloth and will be made at
the prison by tho prison tailors.
W. C. Schultz has sent samples of
water obtained from a well on his
rarm on the Elkhorn river near Fre
mont to Lincoln for examination by
university chemists, believing that it
possesses valuable medical qualities.
The water was struck at a depth of
250 feet. Its resemblance to the wa
ter shipped to Fremont from south
ern springs caused comment at once.
The big rain of last Saturday, sayB
an Oxford dispatch, has mado a big
change In the appearance of the coun
try. Wheat fields that before seemed
to be almost dead are revived and
farmers say many of them will make
a good crop of -wheat with any kfnd
of seasonable weather from now un
til harvest. Dry weather, cut worms
and poor seed have combined to make
a poor stand of corn, which is ten
days to two weeks late. The first
cutting of alfalfa 1b mostly in the
stack and was a fair average crop.
That Nebraska manufacturing con
cerns have Increased by 132 during
the year 1911, with the increase rep
resenting $23,206,441 increased in
vestment, 1b the llnidlngs in the re
port of the bureau of labor and sta
tistics upon the manufacturing in
dustries of Nebraska. Chief Deputy
Commissioner Louis V. Guy makes
the following comparative comment:
"The total number of concerns re
porting for 1911 were 1,082, which Is
an increase of 132 institutions over
1910, the total combined capital In
vested being $8G,589,G57, which is an
increase of $23,200,441.
The contract for Fremont's new
High school building was let to A. H.
Dyer, a Fremont contractor. Five big
firmB had submitted bids for tho work.
Farmers report that slnco the re
cent rains alfalfa has gained renewed
life, nnd it is now on the way to make
a good second cutting. From all
over Lancaster country comes the
news that the first cutting of alfalfa
was the heaviest in many years. The
plant got such a fine start before the
drought, arrived that it was too far
aheacito be Berlously injured. It waa
cut from a week to ten days earlier
than last year.
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