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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BARE, Publlslior.
TERMS' $1.00 IN ADVANCE.
FOR IHE BUSY
NEWS EPITOME THAT CAN 800N
Y EVENTS ARE MENTIONED
Home and Foreign Intelligence Con
densed Into Two and Four
' Line Paragraphs.
Progressive Representative Victor
Murdock of Kansas wns unanimously
elected by tho progreslvo caucus aa
Its candldato for Bpcakor of tho houso.
Tho United States government has
decided to rccognlzo tho Chlncso re
public. Secretary Dryan conferred
with President Wilson for nearly an
hour at tho Whito houso completing
Recognition of tho Chlnlso republic
nnd the Phllipplno question has como
prominently boforo tho cabinet. Tho
president and his advisers discussed
tho advisability of early recognition of
tho Ohlncso republic, and thero is
every likelihood that tho United
Btatcs will bo first of tho great pow
ers to tako that step.
Tho democratic tariff revision bill
was comploted Saturday with tbo ex
ception of a final decision on tho su
gar tariff. From beginning to end It Is
a measure modeled In accord with tho
IdeaB of President Wilson, with wool,
tneats and many other foodstuffs and
clothing materials on tho freo list;
with low duties upon nil agricultural
froducts and foodstuffs that aro not
freo; and with tho tariff on chemical,
steel and othor commorcial products
rut far below tho prosent protoctlvo
Tho money In tho treasury Is again
celng counted, but this time, with tho
exception of tho call In tho teller's
room, It Is being counted by bundles.
Should tho ploqo by ploco count bo
adopted it Is estimated It would tako
six months to do tho Job. With tho
Induction into tho office of a now
treasurer of tho United States, tho
money In tho troasury lias to bo
checked up, and tho induction of ex-
Oovernor Burko of North Dakota, as
treasurer undor Prosldont Wilson,
has proven no exception to tho rulo.
J. C. Collins, a negro, tho slayer of
Sheriff Thomas Courtnoy of Shorldan
county, Montana, waB taken from the
Jail at Mondak and lynched.
Connecticut woman suffraglstB lost
their fight for equal suffrngo when tho
houso voted, ISO to 74,. to accept tho
unfavorable roport of tho committoo
on constitutional amendments,
A military aviator, Sorgo Phansoux,
was killed at Amiens, Franco. Ho
had Just arrived from Rholms nnd
made an orror of Judgment In landing.
Tho machlno tilted and tho aviator
was thrown out.
Tho Tonnossoo senato concurred in
i houso resolution ratifying tho fed
oral constitutional amondmont provid
ing for election of Unltod States sen
ators by popular vote.
Two aro dead and ton sorlously In
jured as tho result of a head-on col
lision between two Burlington pnsson
Eor trains flvo miles east of Sherldnn,
Dr. F, F. Friodmnnn Iuib nnnouncod
that, within a fow days or a weok, all
roputablo American physicians will
bo able to socuro his turtle bacllla cul
ture for treatment of tuborculosls In
all parts of Uio country.
H. D, Wronn of Now York, president
if tho United States National Lawn
Tennis association, lmn announced
that ho rocolvod acceptance from R.
W Williams, W. F. Johnson of Phla
dolphia, H. H . Uaokott of Now York
and R. D. Llttlo of Now York to com
poto in tho trial matchoB for placos
on tho Amorlcan Davis cup town
Tp satlpfy all factions in tho Moxl
san melee General Iluorta has agreed
to tho naming of Pedro Lascuraln aa
provisional prosldont, mild advices re
ceived In El Paso, Tox., directly from
tho Moxlcan capital. Lascuraln will
rerve out tho uncompleted torm of tho
luto President Madoro,
Tho sentence In London of throo
years' ponal sorvltudo Imposed on Mrs.
lTinmellno Pankhurst, tho loader of
thn militant suffragettes, for Inciting
her followers to destroy property has
aroused tho militant auffragettoB to
fury and they threaten strong repris
als. The four automobllo bandits con
fined In tho prison Do La Sauto,
France, under sentence of death on
Uio guillotine, wore searched by war
dens and wero found to hnvo hidden
In their clothing sufficient poison to
kill fifty porsons.
Rain or snow, according to roportB
to the rallronds has boon general over
all of Nebraska, northern Kansas, Col
orado and Wyoming. It has not beon
cold and tomperatureB havo rangod
from freezing to 40 nnd CO degrees
Although Fullor A, Cathaway, mill
ownor of La Grungo, da., has been
elected for commissioner of Indian
affairs, no official announcement of
the appointment la oxpected for sev
eral days. Then tho names of tho
now commissioner of tho gonoral land
odl co and first assistant secretary of
tho interior will bo announced,
A heavy snowstorm la raging In
Sovoral persons hnvo boon killed by
a tornado In Missouri recently.
Mrs. Hoko tnlth, wlfo of the sena
tor from Geo-gla, Is seriously ill at her
home in Washington, D. C,
RoportB from Woodbine, In., aro to
tho offoct that tho storm did about
$200,000 worth of damngo and that flvo
peoplo wero killed, but that nono wero
Three Hyps wero lost nnd four peo
ple wero Borlously Injun-d In tho storm
nt Ncoln, la. Tho storm centered In
a farming community two miles north
west of tho town.
Mistaken for a burglar, CharloB Pen
nington, a commercial traveler whoso
homo Is believed to liavo been In
Clovelnnd, was shot and killed In Chi
cago by Harry Farrell, a friend.
According to an official roport from
Bulgarian army headquarters, the cap
turo of Adrlanoplo cost the Bulgar
ians from 10,000 to 11,000 killed and
woundod, and tho Sorvlans 1,200.
Municipal elections throughout Iowa
devoloped many peculiar results. Ot
tumwa, a town of 40,000, elected Pa
trick Leeny, a switchman of tho Mil
waukee road, aB mayor.
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, daughter ot
Theodore Roosevelt, was married at
Oyster Bay, N. Y In Christ Episco
pal church to Dr. Richard Derby of
Six strike rioters wero shot by tho
pollco In Auburn, N. J., during an at
tack which a mob of 300 mndo on tho
plant of Uio Columbian Ropo company.
Two of tho Blx nro fatally Injured.
Messages continued to como to
Prosldont Wilson, from foreign Tulors
oxprosslng sympathy for BufferorB In
tho western storms and floods. King
Georgo ot England also cabled,
Isom P. Wooton, paBtor of tho
Friend's church In Seattle and former
ly woll known throughout tho United
States as an evangelist and organizer
of tho Friends church is dead.
Tho Japaneso government has
lodged formal protest with the Stato
department against tho proposed en
actmont by tho stato of California of
what it considers antl-Japaneso legis
lation, the moaBiiro prohibiting tho
allon ownorshlp of land In California.
Tho body of a youth about 20 years
old, was found recently In Kansas
City, crushed undor a pllo of machin
ery In a Missouri Pacific coal car, con
signed from Omaha. A card wlUi tho
name of William Butler, 013 Washing
ton street, was found in one of tho
Mrs Cathcrino Waugh McCullach of
Evanston, 111., told tho Mississippi
Valley Suffrage conferonco which be
gan a threo days' sosslon in St. Louis,
that women who march In suffrage
parades should not trust too Implicit
ly in tho chivalry of Amorlcan men.
It Is well, alio said, for girl marchers
to havo u chaporone.
Tho Gorman military dirigible air
ship, Zeppelin IV. made a landing In
tho military parade at Lunovllle,
Franco, und was solzod by tho Fronch
authorities. Tho lncldont has caused
tremondous oxcltoment notwithstand
ing tho fact that tho German officers
aboard tho airship explained that
they had been lost In the clouds nnd
did not know thoy had crossed tho
In tho futuro It will bo unlawful in
th6 stato of Now Jorsoy to wear hat
pins unlesB their points aro guarded.
Governor Floldor signed a bill which
booomos offoctlvo Immodlatoly mak
ing It an act of disorderly conduct,
punishable by a lino of from $5 to $20,
for any person "To wear in a public
placo any dovlco capablo of lacerating
tho flesh of another porson, unless the
point Is sufficlonUy guarded."
Upon complalntB filed by members
of tho Ohio National guard, A. H. Os
man, Columbus undertaker, whose
placo of business Is near the flood
district, was arrested on a charge of
larceny Two guardsmen told Chief of
Pollco Carter that Osman had offered
them $25 for every body that they
might rocovor from tho debris if thoy
would turn Uiem over to tho Osman
A doclslon In favor of tho stato of
South Dakota In cases of tho Wclls
Fargo and Amorlcan Expross com
panies wna rendorod by Jidgo Elliott
ot tho Unltod States court in Sioux
Falls. Tho oxprosB companlos insti
tuted actions to prevent tho stato col
lecting taxes for 1910 assessed against
oxpross companies, contending that
tho law waB unconstitutional. Undor
tho decision of Judgo Elliott Uio
Wolls-Fargo company will bo required
to pay defaulted taxos amounting to
$9,334 and tho Amorlcan Expross com-
AoUon on advlcca, from secret
sorvlca officers of the Treasury de
partment In San Francisco, United
Statos Marshall Humphreys of Reno,
8, D., arrested W. II. Watklns, alias
Loport, alias Loo, charged with pass
ing raised $1 Bllvor certificates, Wat
klns was arrested In a raid on the
Qulnoy houso in San Francisco last
January, but was released thon for
lack of Identification. Ho Is a paroled
prlsonor from Uio stato ponltentlary
at Door Lodgo, Mont Tho method ol
tho nllegod forgory was to raise In de
nomination from $1 to $20.
Gunbont Smith, tho California
heavy wolght, knocked out Fred Mc
Kay of Canada In tho second round ot
a scheduled ton-round bout in New
In tho first gnmo of tho series with
tho University of Illinois baseball
team tho Boston Americans scored a
piuclal announcement has beon glv
on out that tho fourth annual national
clay court tennis tournament will bo
hold nt tho Omaha Field club tho week
starUng July 21. 1913.
Brief Document Tells Purpose of
MUST ALTER TARIFF DUTIES
Lawmakers Asked to Square the
Schedules With the Actual
Facts of Industrial and
Washington, April 8. President
Wilson's message, read today to tho
eenato and houso at tho beginning ot
tho extra session, was a brief, point
ed document setting forth in general
terms what congress Is oxpoctod to do
in tho matter of tariff revision. Tho
messago was as follows:'
To tho Senato and Houso of Repre
sentatives: I havo called tho congress togother
In extraordinary session bocauso a
duty was laid upon tho party now In
power at tho recent elections which It
ought to perform promptly, In order
that tho burden carried by tho peoplo
under existing law may bo lightened
aB soon as posslblo and In ordor, also,
that tho business Interests of tho
country may not be kept too long In
Busponso as to what tho fiscal changes
aro to bo to which they will bo re
quired to adjust themselves. It Is cloar
to tho whole country that tho tariff
duties must bo altered. Thoy must
bo changed to meet tho radical altera
tion In tho conditions of our ocnomlc
llfo which tho country has witnessed
within the last generation.
Whtlo tho whole faco and method of
our Industrial and commercial life
woro being changed beyond recogni
tion tho tariff schedules havo re
mained what they wero boforo tho
chango began, or havo moved In tho
direction they wero given whon no
largo circumstance of our industrial
dovelopmont was what it 1b today.
Our task is to squaro them with the
actual facts. Tho sooner that Is done
tho sooner wo shall escape from suf
fering from tho facts and the sooner
our men of business will be freo to
thrlvo by tho law of nature (tho na
ture of freo business) Instead ot by
tho law of legislation and artificial or
rangomont. Business Not Normal.
Wo havo seen tariff legislation
wandor very far afield In our day -very
far Indeed from Uio Held In which
our prosperity might havo had a nor
mal growth and stimulation. No ono
who looks tho facts squarely In tho
faco or knows anything that lies be
neath tho surface of action can fall to
porcolvo tho principles' upon which
recent tariff legislation has been
based. Wo long ago passed boyond
the modest notion of "protecting" tho
Industries of Uio country and moved
boldly forward to the Idea that they
woro entitled to tho direct patronage
9f Uio government For a long time
a tlmo so long that tho men now actlvo
In public policy hardly remember the
conditions that preceded It wo have
sought In our tariff schedules to glvo
each group of manufacturers or pro
ducers what they themselves thought
that they nooded in order to
maintain a practically exclusive
market as against the rest of the
world. Consciously or unconsciously,
we havo built up a set of privileges
and exemptions from competition be
hind which it was easy by any, even
the crudest, forma of combination to
arganlzo monopoly; until nt last noth
ing Is normal, nothing Is obliged to
itand tho tests of efficiency and econ
omy, In our world ot big business, but
everything thrives by concortcd ar
rangement. Only new principles of
action will save us from a final hard
crystallization ot monopoly and a
eomploto loss of tho influences that
Quicken enterprise and keep inde
pendent enorgy alive.
It is plain what those principles
must bo. Wo must abolish everything
Uiat bears oven tho somblanco of priv
ilege or ot any kind of artificial ad
rantago, and put our business men
ind producers undor the stimulation
ot a constant necessity to bo efficient,
economical, and enterprising, masters
of competttlvo supremacy, better
workers and merchants than any In
tho world. Aside from tho duties laid
apon articles which we do not, and
probably cannot, produce, therofore.
and the duties laid upon luxuries and
merely for tho sake of tho revenues
thoy yield, tho object of tho tariff du
ties henceforth laid must bo effective
competition, Uio whottlng of Amerl
can wits by contest with tho wltB of
tho rest of the world.
Development, Not Revolution.
It would bo unwlso to movo toward
this end headlong, with reckless
haste, or with strokes that cut at tho
very roots of what has grown up
amongst us by lcng process and at
our own Invitation. It does not alter
a thing to upsot It and break It and
deprive It of a chanco to chango. It
destroys It Wo must mako changes
In our fiscal laws, In our fiscal system,
whoso object Is development, a more
freo and wholesome development, not
revolution or upset or contusion. Wo
must build up trade, especially for
eign trade. Wo nood tho outlet and
Iho enlarged field of energy more
than wo over did before. Wo must
build up Industry as well and must
adopt freedom In the place ot arti
ficial stimulation only so far as It will
build, not pull down. In dealing with
tho tariff the method by which this
may bo done will be a matter of Judg
ment, exorcised item by ltom.
To some not accustomed to the ex
cltementn nnd responsibilities ot
grcntcr freedom our methods may In
somo respects and at some points
Beom heroic, but remedies may bo
heroic and yet bo remedies. It Is our
business to mako sure that they are
genuine remedies. Our object Is clear.
If our motive Is abovo Just challengo
and only an occasional error of Judg
ment Is chargeable against ub, we
shall be fortunate.
Wo aro called upon to render tho
country a great service In more mat
ters than ono. OUr responsibility
should be met and our methods should
bo thorough, as thorough as moderate
and well considered, based upon tho
facts as they arc, and not worked out
as If wo wero beginners. Wo nro to
denl with tho facts of our own day,
with tho facts of no other, and to
make laws which square with those
facts. It Is best, Indeed It is neces
sary, to begin with tho tariff. I will
urgo nothing upon you now at the
opening of your session which can ob
scuro that first object or divert our
energies from that clearly defined
duty. At a later tlmo I may take tho
liberty of calling your attention to re
forms which shotildypreBB closo upon
tho heels of tho tariff changes, If not
accompany them, of which tho chief
Is the reform of our banking and cur
rency laws; but Just now I refrain.
For the present, I put theso matters
on one sldo and think only of this one
thing of tho changes In our fiscal
system which may best servo to open
onco moro tho free channels ot pros
perity to a great people whom we
would servo to tho utmost and
throughout both rank nnd file.
Tho Whito House, April 8, 1913.
WOMEN KNOWN BY JEWELS
Each Article of Adornment Is Ob
served and Carefully Catalogued
A woman frequently changes her
faco and always her gown, while to
change her Jewels is an event calling
for chronicle, Richard Barry writes in
tho Now York Times.
"Ib that Mrs. So-and-So in box T
I heard one woman ask another the
"Let me seo," replied her com
panion, seizing tho glasses. "No. Mrs.
So-and-So has sapphires surrounding
a pearl in her pondant. That has
emeralds. It is Mrs. If-and-But."
"Who 1b that next to her?"
"With tho cross of diamonds and
the Jade stomacher?"
"No. With tho oval brooch set
"Oh! That lsv MrB. 'Or-to-Be'o
brooch, but It doesn't look like her
daughter, only sho never will let nny
ono wear her opals; 'lucky for her,
unlucky for another is her idea. What
has sho dono to her face?"
Theso women, their dependents and
their Intimates hold their Jewels in
tho affectionate regard that another
group of womon might hold their chil
dren. Tho entrance to tho circle ot
each now piece of Jewelry is noted
and commented on carefully. It un
dergoes Jealous observation at first
Then, It deserving It, It nchlevos a
placo and Is duly catalogued.
"Look! There is that little Miss
Pretty. It's her first night. She'B
barely eighteen, and see thnt Blrlng of
diamonds. I do think that Is rushing
it a bit, don't you? They might wait
till tho second year, at least, for a
necklace like that. However, give me
your glasses; they are better than
After a moment sho releases tho
glasses with a satisfied smile. "At
any rate," sho observes, "they are
perfectly matched and Just the right
So It goes. JewclB tho center of at
tention; Jewels which mark tho dis
tinctive elements of personality. From
tho tiny necklace, which Is tho Joy
of tho newest debutante, to the
sturdy stomacher which Is the con
solation of tho oldest downger, Jewels
proclaim, define, limit, differentiate,
vitalize and devltnllzo society.
Sunshine, Plants and Girls.
Sunlight Is bo important to life that
it 1b llttlo wonder that sun worshipers
prevailed in prlmltlvo days. Plant a
potato In your collar, and If there Is a
llttlo light tho potato will Bprout oud
try to grow. Surround It with the best
f ortlllzor, water It, and do tho best you
can for It except that you keep It In the
dark, and It cannot digest and grow.
Seo how slender and palo it Is! Tho
process ot digestion, the great function
of assimilation, cannot go on without
sunshine. Nature's laws aro tho same
In tho animal world. It is Just as truo
that tho only girls with red cheeks
and sweet breaths, tho only girls who
become fully ripe and sweet, are thoao
who baptize themselves fully in glori
ous sunshine. The many palo girls who
are to be soon with a bloodlosB, haU
baked sort of face, whose walk, whose
voice and whoso whole expression l
dovold of spirit, nro not half ripe.
The Queen and Gambling.
Though tho QUoen is to nccomnum
tho king to the grand national next
month, Bho rotalnna her dlsliko for
gambling. But some years ago whon
the royal porty was traveling down by
rail for tho derby, the late King Ed
ward proposed a half crown swoep
stnke on the race, and Princess Mary
drew a horso that had a fine chance.
Prlnco Arthur of Connaught having
drawn his usual blank, suggested he
should buy It from her present maj
esty for five shillings. Sho declined,
and hold to her chance, which romped
homo an easy winner. "For any ono
who doos not llko gambling," remarks
H. R. H., whon retailing this yarn,
"I never saw any ono collect her win
ning moro quickly." London Opinion.
3ETS ASIDE PRECEDENTS
MORE THAN CENTURY.
DELIVERS MESSAGE IN PERSON
President Gets On Floor of House and
Gives His View on the Tariff
Washlngton.-r-Settlng asldo preced
ents of moro than a century, Presi
dent Wilson appeared in tho halls ot
congress on Tuesday to deliver, his
first execuUve message in person. He
announced to democratic congression
al leaders that ho would go to tho
floor of tho houso when It convened
and thero glvo that body his vlow
on tho tariff.
This doclslon of tho prealdent
ovokod much comment among the
congressional leaders, Ho will bo tho
first prosldont of tho United Statos to
appear officially before either branch
of congress In deliberate session since
John Adams In tho first fow years ot
the last century. An attempt was
mado exactly 100 years ago, In 1813,
to rovivo tho custom, but Prosldent
Madison declined an invitation to dls
cuss foreign relations with tho senate.
Since then no president has even sug
gested Joining In tho deliberations ol
President Wilson mado his plans
known to Majority Leader Underwood
of Uio houso, Representative A.
Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania, and
tho other houso democratic loaders,
that Uiey might prepare for tho ovent
Tho president believes that ho can
got In closer touch with tho members
of both houses of congross by person
ally expressing his views to thom. In
addition to his official visits to the
floor of tho house, which has become
n matter of Whito houso policy, tho
president will tako advantage of
theso vlBlts to hold conferencoB with
tho party loaders In congress.
Montenegro i Strikes at Powers.
Cottlnjo. Thb llttlo kingdom ol
Montenegro has thrown down the
gauntlet to tho six great powers. Sho
declines to yield to tho demand ol
the powors to abandon her attempts
to gain possession of Scutari, and hat
officially announced that "there will
bo no departure from an attitude
whlcn conforms to the necessities of
Uio state of war existing between the
allies and Turkey."
An international fleet, comprising
warships of Austria-Hungary, Italy,
France, Germany and Great Britain,
Is now blockading the Montenegrin
port of Antlvarl. The fleet Includes
four Austrian warships, the British
cruisers Yarmouth, Inflexible and
Gloucester, tho German cruiser Bres
lau, tho Italian cruiser Pisa and the
French cruiser Edgar Qulnet. Rus
sia 1b not represented by a warship,
but has acquiesced in the naval dem
onstration. Ship Capsizes; 22 Men Trapped.
Bay City, Oro. Twenty-two men,
Including tho ship's captain, Uie pres
ident of a wrecking company of Port
land and tho representative of tho
Marino Underwriters, wero trapped
in tho hold of tho German ship Mlmi
which capsized, off the beach hero
early Sunday, after having been haul
ed off a reef on which she had been
fast two months. How many perish
ed is not known. Figures woro seen
on tho bottom of tho wreck at dark.
It was supposed they had cut their
A heavy sea waB pounding tho
wreck and llfo savors refused to at
tempt a fescue until It calmed. They
said no boat could bo launched and
refused to let volunteers tako their
To Build Longest Tunnel.
Winnipeg, Man. Tho Canadian Pa
cific railway has announced that it
will begin construction of tho longest
tunnel In America. Tho tunnel will
bo built through Kicking Horse pass
In tho Rock mountain and will bo six
teen miles long, costing $14,000,000.
Smallpox Breaks Out.
Cincinnati, O. A dispatch from
Paducah, Ky., says that smallpox has
broken out in tho camp of negro ref
ugees on Gregory HelghtB and that
500 nogro refugees on the hill hav
boon quarantined. Tho whito refu
gee enmp is on tho hill and Uicro Is
four of an epidemic.
Elks Give $25,000.
Chicago, 111. Tho board of gover
nors of tho Benevolent and Protective
Order ot Elks gavo $25,00 for the
flood sufferers of Ohio, Indiana and
Illinois and othor sufforors.
Bumper Crop for Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb. Belief thnt Nebras
ka Is to havo one of tho most suc
cessful fnilt seasons It has over had
benefits from Is expressed In a state
ment made by Secretary Marshall of
tho stato board of horticulture. Mar
keting conditions hnvo been Improved.
Comic Opera Star Dies.
Chicago. ThomaB Seabrooke, ono of
tho bort known ot comic opera stars,
died of pneumonia hero. Recently ho
had boon In vaudovlllo and was In Chi
cago filling a number of engagements,
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Coming Events In Nebraska.
May 8 to 10 Annual Convention.
.Mississippi Valley Historical Associa
May 20, 21 and 22. Thirty-seventh
Encampment G. A. R., Fremont
Beatrice citizens hayp raised $1,38C
for Nebraska storm sufferers.
The new bank building In North
Plntto Is about completed.
E. D. Crownover sold his farm near
Benedict for $201 an acre.
A company of national guard Is bo
lng organized at Wahoo.
Work is being rushed day and night
on tho Fremont high school.
A firo in Bloomflold recently did
damage to tho amount of $14,000.
Postal receipts for Fremont for the
last quarter amounted to $12,03 1.
Tho Platto and Loup rivers have
practically cleared themselves of Ice.
Tho Jury term of tho district court
will convene nt Broken Bow April 28.
A case of measles proved fatal In
Lincoln, tho victim being a llttlo girl.
Tho 101 ranch near Ainsworth lost
over 100 head of cattle during the
All of tho ton peoplo who wero In
jured at Waterloo in tho tornado are
A monument to tho old Oregon trail
will be dedicated at Henry, Nob.r
York citizens sent a contribution ot
$800 to the storm sufferers of Omaha,
Tho entire democratic city ticket.
Including tho school board, was elect
ed at Columbus.
F. Brodfuehrer, o resident of Colum
bus Blnco 1870, committed suicide by
A brnkeman named P. O. Cook was
kllled at Central City recently by fall
ing from the train.
Frank E. Tlncher, present mayor
of Falrbury, has declined tho nomina
tion for re-election.
William F. Hosier, for the past thirty-three
years a prominent farmer of
Harvard, Is dead.
Fire of Incendiary origin partially
destroyed the home of William Detfc
loft in West Beatrice.
The southeastern Nebraska district
debate waB' won by tho Wymoro team,
with Beatrlco as Rb opponent.
Reports from the ranges show tho
Iosb of live stock, as a result ot the
recent blizzard, to bo heavy.
Tho smoke stack on the mill at
Hooper blew down necessitating Uio
closing down of tho mill.
Leading residents of Fremont have
Blgned petitions protesting against
dancing In public schools. '
Tho farm buildings of Robert Har
ma'n of Benver City were destroyed by
fire, tho fire being set by a spark
from a Burlington locomotive.
Mrs. James Amos, wifo of a farmer
who lives flvo mllea northwest of Falr
bury, attempted to commit suicide by
taking carbolic acid.
An aged man was found frozen
under n large snow drift in the yards
west of the new round houso grounds
at North Platte.
Tho directors of Uio Beatrice Com
mercial club hold a meeting recently
and decided on a budget fund of $7,
500 for the coming year.
Appropriations for paymjnt of the-twenty-nine
district judges of tho
state have already been exhausted,
and the state auditor is puzzled.
The Woman's club district meeting
for tho Third Nebraska district con
vened In West Point April 9 and con
tinued over tho 10th and 11th.
Tho Missouri Pacific has a plledrlver
and gang of bridge builders at work
south of Howe, building and replacing
a number of tho smaller bridges.
Plans and specifications for the new
$5fi,000 school houso at Albion nro
now complete. It will bo an Imposing
looking structuro and as up-to-date as'
can bo made.
Since tho people havo voted Harvard
"wet," applications for tho privilege
of dispensing boqze are plenty. It Is
roported that at least flvo aspirants
are in tho field.
Mrs. Herman Starmann, wife of the
postmaster at Yirtan, died at the Fre
mont hospital, swelling the list of tor
nado victims at the Saunders county
town to nn oven score.
The stockholders of six locals of
tho farmers' union of Dodge county,
numbering about 125 to 150 farm res
idents, have purchased tho Holmqulst
elevator at Nlckerson.
F. F. Knnert convicted for the sec- '
ond tlmo of a statutory offense, a 15-year-old
girl being tho complaining
witness, has been taken to the penlten
tlnry from Grnnd Island.
Tho Leo bill providing for Issuance
of bonds by tho peoplo of Omaha for
purchase of Auditorium as woll as a
$100,000 bond Issuance by city com
missioners for city park purposes,
will bo up for discussion in tho state
senato within a fow days.
Tho Turner & Wright company,
owner of the small drodgeboat which
dug tho lateral ditches in the Auburn
district while tho drainage work has
been undor construction, has filed a
petition In bankruptcy In tho United
George Popejoy, 17 years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Popejoy, resid
ing one-half mile east of Gibbon,
dropped dead from heart failure.
Engagement ot tho Chicago Grand
Opora company to appoar nt the
Omaha Auditorium April 14 has been
cancelled on account of tho tornado.
An effort Is being made by some of
tho citizens of York to have tho stato
tennis tournament held in York thls
year. E. V. Gruenneror, secretary of
tho Commercial club, has takon the
matter up with the officials of the
stute club and hopes to be able to land
It for York.
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