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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BARE, Publisher.
TBIIMS: $1.00 IN ADVANCE.
NORTH PLATTE, . NEBRASKA-
NEWS OF IHE WEEK
CONDENSATIONS OF GREATER OR
A BOILING DOWN OF EVENTS
National, Political, Personal and Other
Matter In Brief Form for All
Classes of Readers.
President Wilson baa sent a num
ber of nominations for confirmation.
Suffrage sub-committee continues
its hearing on suffrage parado pollco
Senator Penrose- gavo notlco that a
?ery vigorous request for hearings on
the tariff b)ll would bo made.
James Hamilton Lowls has been
(worn In as senntor from Illinois and
ippolnted to privileges and elections
ind District of Columbia committee.
Senator Hughes Introduced a bill to
dmlt Dr. F. F. Frlodmann to practice
mediclno in tlio District of Columbia
without tho usual examination.
Senator Works, speaking on his bill
to prevont District of Columbia news
papers from printing details of crime,
vigorously attacked1 prosont-day Jour
nalism and nowspapors.
Two of the silk mlllB now Idle be
cause of tho strlko of 25,000 workers
lor more pay and shorter hours nro
.avlng Paterson, N. J. One, belong
i.g to tho firm of Aronson & Bloom.
The directors of tho Pennsylvania
tallrond at a moctln in Philadelphia
passed a resolution authorizing a 10
per cent stock lssuo amounting to
C. Frank Reavls, a well lenown
Falls City, Nob., attornoy, has re
ceived notlco from tho clerk of tho
supremo court of Kansas nt Topokn
that ho has won a $40,000 law suit In
William T. Scott, to only negro
over nominated for president of tho
United States by a regularly consti
tuted delegation, representing thirty
roven states, has been placed upon
tho Whlto house pay roll as n Janitor.
Mary Webb, 19 yearB old, sister of
Itobort Webb, tho moBt daring of tho
automobile bandits who terrorized
Chicago last winter, will enter a con
vent ns ntonoment for tho crimes of
Higher prices for cold storago
products havo bpen tho rulo over
slnco tho Industry beenmo commcr
rlnlly Importrnnt as shown by data
for more than thirty yenrs back col
lected by tho Dopartmont of Agricul
ture Mcdlcnl skill and strong vitality
hnvo combined tto bring about a
change for tho hotter in tho condition
of Pope Plus of Rome. Tho official
bulletins recently issued rolloved
present anxiety, but thero nro some
who aro skeptical and fear n third
NobrnBkn postmasters appointed
by the president: LInBeott, Dlalno
rounty, Hnttlo L. DoggB, vlco G. L.
Dean, resigned; Popper Crook,
Dawes county, David II. horg, now
ofncoj Schlll, Sheridan county, C. E.
RenBckoter, vlco G. E. Bonsckotor,
Prosecution under tho Mann whlto
Elavo net 1h throntonod for a young
marrlod man of Koarnoy, Nob., follow
Ing tho confession nt Sioux City, la.,
by his coiiBln, a 15-year-old girl, that
sho had nccoptod monoy from him
with which sho was to pay hor.ox
punsos to Join him. '
For tho third tlmo t In his reign,
King Alfonso of Spain narrowly es
caped being tho victim of an nn
nrchlstlo attempt agalnBt IiIb life.
Three shotB woro fired at tho king In
tho stroets of tho capital by n nntlvo
of Barcelona, Rafael Sanchez AHogro,
who was Immediately ovorpowored.
The king was not Injured.
Hundreds of corporations will bo
relieved from paying tho federal cor
poration tax by a decision of tho su
preme court to tho offoct that corpo
rations leasing all their proporty
and having no lncomo except that
ylolded by tho lease, aro not "doing
business" and thereforo nro not sub
ject to tho tnx.
Mrs. William Cuming Story of Now
York, head of tho conservative party,
fallod by six votes of tho nocosanry
majority to elect hor prosldont genoral
of tho Daughters of tho American Re
volution on tho second ballot, which
began Friday. Tho vote Btood: Mrs.
William dimming Story, 574; Mrs.
John Miller Horton (administration
candidate), G42; Mrs. Charles B.
Threo congressional Investigations
have been proposed. Representative
Lobeck naked for an Investigation of
the "oxtortlonnto prices tho govorn
ment Is compelled to pay for olovn
tors In the vurlous government build
ings. Representative Clark of Flor
ida asked for tho appointment of a
special commltteo to probo various
special commissions and mako recom
mendntlona to abolish them, Repro
nentatlvo Austin proposed nn Investi
gation of tho stemming district to
bacco associations with headquarters
nt Henderson, "ns alleged combina
tion In restraint of'trado?
Tho Paris auto bnndlts, Monlcf, Cnl
lomln and Soud, were exfeuted nt
Incle Joo Cannon, wearing a new
grey folt hat, la In Washington on his
first visit ns n private citizen In near
ly forty yoars.
Tho National Council of Women,
which Includes sixteen independent
women's organizations and many sep
arate branches, held a threo-day ses
sion In Washington recontly.
Tho Scotland Yard authorities,
London, nre convinced that Joseph
Wllberforco Mnrtln, the millionaire
cotton king of Memphis, Tenn., wna
murdered and his body thrown In tho
Tho lower houso of tho Now York
legislature passed a bill to pay $1 a
day for each day'B Imprisonment to
porsons who aro pardoned by tho gov
ernor and who In tho opinion of tho
oxecutlvo aro Innocent.
Tho Presbyterian parsonage nt To
ledo, III., was dynamited recently. Tho
Rev. W. II. Wilson and his wife, who
wero In tho hotiso at the tlmo, escap
ed with slight bruises. Wilson has
been a vigorous foe of saloons.
Joseph W. Martin, the Memphis cot
ton broker who disappeared from Ixn
don April 3 and hnB been reported nt
Vovoy, cannot bo located. Tolegrams
for Martin aro piling up In tho post
office. There Is n rumor that Martin
has gone to Geneva.
Definite plans for the construction
of ono of tho biggest and most expen
sive hotels in tho world are aald n
havo been completed for Chicago's
down town district. Tho new hos
telry la to cost 13,000,000, and will bo
built nt tho southeast corner of Clark
and Madison streets.
An air blast generated by tho fall
of 3,000,000 tons of capping at the
Mlnml mlno nt Globe, Arizona, killed
throe miners and Injured 100 othors,
four probably fatally. Tho blast was
so torrlflc that oro cars wero blown
from twonty-flvo to 100 feet along tun
nels G00 feet bolow tho aurfaco.
Twlno binders that sold at $225
whon Introduced thirty years ago de
creased $100 In prlco down to tho for
mation of tho International Harvcstor
company In 1902 nnd elnco tliat tlmo
hnvo increased slightly In price, ac
cording to testimony of witnesses on
crosBoxamlnatlon at a sosBion of tho
hearing In tho government's dissolu
tion suit In Kansas City.
A now policy In filing vacancies In
tho position of Irrigation manager and
assistant has been adopted by Secre
tary Lano of tho Interior department
by which these positions hereafter
will bo filled through civil sorvlco
commission examinations, Instend of
by advancement of men connected
with the construction of Irrigation
Albort C. Frost, former president
and promoter of tho Alaska Central
railroad, and his four co-defendants,
Goorgo M. Sownrd, Plorro G. Beach,
Frank Watson and Georgo C. Ball, all
Interested In the development of tho
rond, woro found not guilty In the fed
eral court In Chicago of conspiracy
to obtain Illegally millions of dollars'
worth of conl lands In the Mntnnuska
Miss Bollo Sams of Pasadena, Cal.,
was tho victim of a peculiar series
of accldonts, all occurring within tho
spaco of n couplo of seconds. While
washing dishes MIsb Sams dropped a
soup tureon on her foot, brenklng ono
of tho bones. Sho put out an arm to
Bavo hcrsolf from falling and struck
tho edge of tho kitchen sink bo vio
lently that tho arm was brokon. Col
lapsing in n faint, the young woman
foil to tho .floor In such manner that
ono of hor legs was twisted under hor
Robort S. Lovett, chairman of th
board of tho Union Pacific railroad
company, has arrived In St. Paul,
Minn., and will hold a conforoncowith
Federal Judges Sanborn, Hook and
AdnniB, rolattvo to tho dissolution of
tho Union Pacific nnd Southern Paci
fic railways. An application for addi
tional tlmo In which to consldor tho
enso will bo filed In behalf of tho rail
ways unlosB a method of dissolution
la agreed upon nt tho conference. Mr.
Lovott docllnod to dlBcuss tho enso.
Tho Argontlno poot nnd ngltator,
Mnnuol Ugnrto, who is conducting a
porsonal campaign against tho United
States, spoko at AntofognBta nnd
urged tho necessity of nil Latin
Amorlcnna uniting to provent tho ab
sorption of tho various ropubllcs by
tho United States. Ho declared that
United States was promoting revolu
tions nnd overthrowing tho presidents
of smallor republics, Ugarto waB
cheered by nn excited nudlonco, which
oscortod him to his hotol. Ho left
for Vnlparalso to continue IiIb pro
All of tho claBBlc oventB of former
horso racing days, tho Suburban,
Metropolitan nnd Brooklyn hahdlcnps,
tlw) Lawrence realization and other
fnturos, aro to bo ronowod during tho
eighteen dayB racing, which will be
trlod at Belmont park, Now York, be
ginning on Decoration day.
Luther McCarty, tho heavyweight
champion claimant, and Frnnk Moran
of Pittsburg, havo been matched for
a ten-round bout In Now York.
Bud Anderson of Oregon won from
"Knockout" Brown of Now York by a
clean knockout In tho flfteonth round
of tholr scheduled twenty-round light
weight bout In Los Angoles.
Tho Montana Btato athletic commis
sion, appointed under tho state boxing
law, organlzod nnd udopted ruloB foi
tho ellmlnatlpn of brutality, betting at
tho rlugaldo nnd tho aalo of liquor,
Atlanta pollco commissioners stop
pod tho scheduled ten-round bout bo
twocn Abo Attell, formor feather
wolght champion, nnd Benny Kauff
mnn of Philadelphia In tho seventh
DEMOCRATS SAY SUCCES3 IS
10 UPSET FBEE
Tho Republican Senators Make
8trong Fight Over Free Wool
Washington Tho two weeks' of
tnrlc debate behind closed doors will
bo followed by tho opening of tho real
fight over the democratic tariff bill
on tho floor of the hocso. Backed by
tho favorablo decision of tho" demo
cratic house caucus, and bearing the
approval of Prcaldent Wilson, tho
Underwood tariff bill will reappear on
tho floor of the house, ready for tho
fight that la to be waged over Its
Tho succcfls of the measure In the
houso la nssured nt the outset, accord
ing to the democratic supporters of
Tho republican forces, led by mem
bers of tho ways and means commit
teo who denounce tho Underwood
bill in n minority report made public,
again will attempt to upset tho free
wool nnd sugar In threo years' plana
of tho president, which carried
through tho democratic caucus by a
largo vote. It Is believed, however,
that the republicans cannot secure
enough democratic allies Bcrloualy to
threaten the bill at any point.
Tho demand made by republican
senators that hearings should bo al
lowed on the bill after It reaches the
senate, has not mo ted tho democratic
members of tho flnanco committee
to change their original j plana. No
oral hearings will bo given. All in
dustries and persons likely to bo af
fected by tho change In tariff are
being given an opportunity, however,
to file further statements with the
commltteo If they havo new lnforma
tlon that was not furnished to the
waya and meanB commltteo last Jan
uary. A groundwork for currency reform
leglalntlon la to bo laid soon, when a
meeting of tho full membership of
tho senato banking and currency com
mittee will be held.
Advocates for woman putfrage will
bo hero before tho Bonato committee
on woman suffrago during tho week,
tho hearings opening tomorrow, and
will urge that a constitutional amend
ment for woman suffrago bo approved
at this session of congress. Friday,
Alaskan railroad legislation Is to bo
tho subject of a commltteo hearing,
based on bills now beforo tho senate
for tho construction of government
To Drive Out I. W. W.
Grand Junction, Colo. Sixty mili
tant members of the Industrial Work
ore of tho World arrived in Grand
Junction and at once caused troublo
with tho pollco. Ijed by Jack McDdn
aid, martyr of San Dlogo, thoy march
ed at oncb to pollco headquarters,
whoro they domandod food. It was
Sixteen of tho band then wont to
a restaurant, where thoy ordored a
plontyful meal for which thoy rofusod
to pay. Tho proprietor called tho po
lice, and special doputlos arrived at
tho restaurant boforo tho Industrial
Workers of tho World had loft. With
drawn rovolvers the doputlos domand
od payment for tho dinner.
Tho men then declared that there
waa no monoy In tho party, but thoy
oxpectod to stay In this city for threo
days and bo fed. CItlzons aro organ
izing posses to drlvo tho visitors from
Moron Cause Troublo.
Washington. Troublo with tho Mo
res In tho Philippines, which haB
threatened tho poaco of mind of tho
war dopartmont for sovornl weeks,
haB been averted. Roports to tho de
partment say tho army of belllgoront
trlboflmon. numboring 3,000, which
practically laid slego to Jolo and
dared, tho American garrison to ven
ture forth nnd do battlo, has disap
peared. Boy Drowned In Water Tank.
York, Nob. The 2-year-old son of
Mr, nnd Mrs. William Buzzard was
drowned In n water tank nt tho homo,
a mile and a half northwest of Lush
ton. LuBhton Is a small town near
York, Nob , and la situated on tho
C. B. & Q. railroad.
A Cure for 8uch Pictures.
Chicago. An ordinance prohibiting
tho display of a plcturo of an un
drnped person was recommended for
pn88ngo by tho Judiciary commltteo
of tho council.
"Wire Trust" Suit Dropped.
Now York. Tho government's suit
ngalnst four St. Louis members of
tho "wire trust" was dropped when
Federal District Attorney Wiso aBk
ed that tho action begun In Juno,
1911, under tho Sherman anti-trust
law, bo nollo proBBed.
Charlton Makes Final Appeal.
Washington. A llnal appeal hns
been mndo boforo the supremo court
of tho United States by Porter Charl
ton, tho American youth chargpd
with tho murder of hla wlfo In Italy
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Coming Events In Nebraska.
May 8 to 10 Annual Convention
Mississippi Valloy Historical Associa
May 20, 21 and 22.--Th!rty.Beventh
Encampment G. A. II., FremonL
Smallpox has developed In tho
county Jail at Qmahn.
A flro In Bloomfleld recently did
damage to tho nmount of $14,000.
Patrick Murrav. an old nlnneor of
Wnshlngton county, died recently nt
A new telephone exchange Ib being
built In Holdrego.
Tho city council of Wymoro In reg
ular sosslon sworo In tho newly elect
ed city officials.
Charles Blank, son of Jacob Blank
of Lyons, was killed by gaB at Arleo,
Mont., April 5.
Roscoo Fuller of Fremont Is In Jail
thore, charged with passing a check
drawn for CO cents for $G0.
The Unlvcralty of Omaha onened
lta baseball Benson by defeating the
Deaf nnd Dumb instltuto 10 to 0.
Charles Boldt, a young farmer atsed
36, of Grand Island, killed himself
with a 22-riflo. It Is believed his mind
was temporarily deranged.
Tho Burlington Is contemplating
building a lino from Choyenne, Wyo.,
to Banner county, Nebraoka.
Tho bill authorizing tho issuance
of bonds of $1,000,000 for the resto
ration of tornado-wrecked homeB in
Qmnha waa passed by tho house.
Rov. N. P. Swnnborg, pastor of the
Swedish Lutheran church of Holdrego
and president of tho Nebraska confer
ence, died at his homo In that city.
Tho Nebraska Peace Oratorical as
sociation will hold its annunl mooting
on Friday evening, April 18, in
Tho appointment of Frank Cox as
postmaster at Sutherland is the first
federal plum given Nebraska by Presi
Tho women of Nebraska City havo
shipped to tho Dundee relief station
threo barrels of canned fruit for
Goorgo A. Losey, representative
from Dodgo county in tho state legis
lature, will movo from Fremont to Ha
german, N. M.
Tho Rev. James A. Duffv. reotnr nf
St, Mary's cathedral at Kearney slnco
lam, nas boon consecrated bishop of
tho newly created Catholic diocese at
Although snow has predominated at
Brokon Bow for tho last fow days,
spring Is starting UiIb year under fa
vorable auapldea so far as the condi
tion of tho ground la concerned.
At least fifteen famlllea living in the
lower river bottoms near tho foot of
Burt Btreot, Omaha, aro homeless,
made bo by tho steady rise of the
Tuu Union Pacific Is to mako a
vast experimental dry-farming terri
tory of Its 400-foot rlKht-of-wav from
Denver to tho Kansas lino In Colo
Tho baseball season opened at Ash
land with a gamo between the Ashland
High school and Benson High school
teams. Score, 10 to 0 in favor of
Palmer's bill permitting 20,000 or
moro mombers of a fraternal Insur
ance association to secedo nnd form
nn Independent organization passed
tho houso today on third reading,
67 to 20.
In order to break up a practice of
loitering on tho streets nnd making jn
Bultlng remarks to women and gl'rla
who pass, Pollcoman Charley Pipkin
in Omaha sont ten young men to po
Since tho tornado, 2,000 changes In
nddresB havo been filed at tho post
ofneo In Omaha, showing that more
than 5,000 people have been com
'pelled to abandon their homes on ac
count of tho storm.
Tho per capita value of Nebraska
farm property la 5G.5 per cent more
than tho average valuation of the terf
states of tho corn-belt. These states
nre: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iown, Missouri
Mnyor W. D. Hnllor of Blair was
taken to St. Joseph's hospltnl In
Omahn, suffering from a severe case
of hemorrhage of tho bladder. Mr.
Haller had been nlling for several
days, but was not taken seriously 111
Fielding a porfect game, 'outhlttlng
tho Grizzlies moro than two to one,
playing Insldo ball and stealing bases
successfully, Omaha closed Its pre
season schedule In a blaze of glory,
winning tho hlrd vlctbry over the
western loaguo chnmplonB, C to 1.
Nebraska stands second In tho per
capita value of tho corn crop; Ne
braska's corn crop brings nn annual
per capita value to her farmers of 4G.5
per cent moro thnn tho average of
these ten states. '
Nobraska stands second In' per cap
ita value of the wheat crop; In yield
por acre, Nebraska leads KnnBas, her
chief compotltor, 25 por cent annually
In busholB per acre. Tho per capita
valuo of tho Nebraska wheat crop Ib
94.7 per cent moro thnn the average
of tho corn-belt states.
Tho April edition of tho Railway
Journal, published In Chicago, contain
ed a plcturo of onglno No. 906 and tho
Rock iBland shop forco at Falrbury
standing on a largo turntable In the
Employes of the Omnha & Council
Bluffs Street Railway company who
raised about $1,500 among themselves
for relief from tho tornado's effect,
wero given $1,500 moro by oluclala of
tho company. Slnco that tho com
pany has glvon $4,500, nnd President
Wattles has sent $500 from Califor
nia. This makeB a grand total of
APPROVAL OF BOND ISSUES 18
SATISFACTORY TO COMMITTEE.
THE MOTIVE OF HIGH HONOR
Report Says Members Actuated by
Highest Honor and Integrity In
Dealing With Matters.
Lincoln The state railway commis
sion was guilty of no Impropriety In
Its approval of various public utility
stock and bond Issues during the two
years ending January 1, 1913, accord
ing to tho report of a special Inves
tigating committee of tho houso of
representative recently filed-, f
Tho roport Is brief, with a lengthy
appendix containing a transcript of
tho testimony nt n half dozen hear
ings. It's essence la contained In this
"Your commltteo found nothing In
tho course of lta work to Indicate or
suggest In nny way that tho members
of tho state railway commission have
not been actuated by motives of the
highest honor and Integrity in dealing
with tho matters entrusted to them."
Tho Investigation was on resolution
of Representative Scott and had its
foundation on various criticisms of
tho conduct of Commissioners Win
nett and Clarke by Commissioner
Thomas Hall. Mr. Hall had repeated
ly charged his fellows with approving
security Issues In cases of public utili
ty mergers, which were not Justified
by tho assets. Mr. Hall told tho Investigating-
commltteo that ho Is now
In accord with Commissioners Clarko
and Taylor, the latter Dr. Winnell's
successor, on most of tho formerly
In part tho commltteo roporta:
"Your commltteo further finds that
there havo been differences of opinion
on the part of the mombers of tho
state railway commission with refer
ence to tho procedure of that body In
regard to questions to which refer
ence is heroin made, but that those
differences have been adjusted to
a large extent, and tho commission
Is now working harmoniously. Not
only has tho commission dealt with
many vexatious problems, but In bov
oral instances it has been obliged to
mark a path through hitherto untrod
den fields and during all that time tho
volume of business has been enor
mouB, requiring great Industry to
properly dispose of the same.
Tho work of the commission being
In comparatively new fields, In which
tho procedure nnd tho law governing
the same is yet in a formulatlve
state, and thero being constant Im
provement In tho mothods employed,
your commltteo does not deem It ad
visable at this time to enter Into any
extended recommendation in refer
Reavls Wins Lawsuit
Falls City. C. Frank Reavls, a well
known local attorney, has received no
tlco from the clerk of tho supremo
court of Kansas at Topeka that he haB
won a $10,000 law Bult In that court.
Spanish War Veterans.
Omaha. United Spanish War Vet
erans will gather In Omaha, April 27
and 28 to attend the annual reunion
of the organization. This year's meet
ing promisee to bo one of tho largest
in the history of tho organization.
Tho various camps In tho state aro
planning to send representative dele
gations, which will pnrtlclpato in tho
two days' session. i
Tho committee on entertainment
hns requested that all members of tho
association make an effort to Induce
the other veterans to attend tho meet
ings nnd to Join the association. An
effort Is being made to get the nam
of every Spanish war veteran In the
state to swell the membership llBt.
The Bureau of Publicity has sent
out Invitations to fifteen hundred
Spanish war veterans, urging them to
attend the meeting.
State School Land Sold.
Lincoln. Under certain provisions
the Board of Public Lands Is allowed
to sell the public school lands of tho
Btnte and acting under that law they
have disposed of the following:
Cuming county, 40 acreB, $280; Cum
ing county, 240 acres, $1,600; Cuming
county, SO acres, $500; Cuming county,
160 acres, $1,120; Dixon county, 80
acres, $640; Custer county, 160 acres,
$1,120; Lancastor county, 35 acres,
$845; Lnncaster county 1C0 acres,
$1,120; Nuckolls county, 640 ncres,
$4,480; , Harlan county, 10 acres,
$200; Greeley county, 160 acres,
$1,600; Greeley county, 160 acres,
State League Games,
Grand Island. Tho official schedule
of games to bo played by tho teams In
the Nebraska State league for the
baseball season of 1913, has been Is
sued by President Felt, In nccordanco
with the agreement reached by the
The opening at homo dates were re
versed from tho schedulo of last year
and Suporlor will open at Fremont,
York nt Kenrney, Seward at Columbus
and Hastings at Grand Island on
May 15. ,
NEBRASKA S POTATO CROP.
Statement Issued by Department of
Lincoln. In Nebraska thero are 98,
800 ncres planted to potatoos annual
ly, yielding 6,448,600 bushels and
It will bo soen by tho nbovo that
tho potato Industry In Nebraska,
while not bo extenslvo as other In
dustries, is of a great deal of import
ance. Nearly every farmer has a
small patch of potatoes in tho central
and eastern pnrt of tho state and
when tho weateni part of Nebraska
Is reached tho industry has becomo a
very largo one.
Work has been dono at a number of
experiment stations on selection of
potatoes for seed. At the Nebraska
Experiment station, Professor Emer
son has found that by growing tho po
tatoes under mulch seed Is produced
which has higher yielding powers
than soed grown In tho ordinary way.
He hns also found that tho selection
of Beed from tho hills which yield
tho largest number of good potatoes
will furnish Beed which will yield bet
tor the next year.
Tho yield of potatoes la not tho
only thing which is of interest to tho
farmer. Tho storage and marketing
is of great Importance. Thero la ono
onemy of tho potato In Btorago which
hna been Investigated by Professor
Wilcox of tho Nebraaka Btatlon. This
is dry rot. Its treatment Ib fully de
scribed in a now bulletin recently is
sued by tho Nobraska station known
as bulletin No. 134. All of those in
terested In tho growing of potatoes
should also send for Extension bulle
tin No. 12 by Professor Cooper. This
covers the points of selection of
ground, selection of seed and cultiva
tion. Any of these bulletins can be
secured freo by addressing Nebraska
Experiment Station, University Farm,
Increasing the Yield of Winter Wheat.
Can the nverago Nebraska farmer
socuro five bushels moro wheat per
aero each year by some simple treat
ment that Is rather, inexpensive? If ho
could, there is no question but what
ho would givo his wheat Held that
At tho Nebraska Experiment sta
tion at Lincoln, the rolling of winter
wheat has 'been tested for a number
of years, and has given on an aver
ago over flvo bushels per year. Har
rowing did not pay in most instances
and rolling to bo tho beat must be
done by a heavy corrugated roller.
In Press Bulletin No. 30, Issued by
tho Nobraska station, which will be
sent free to any address, the following
statement is found: "Rolling winter
wheat In the spring has not failed to
glvo an Increased yield, tho average
Increase being 5.1 bushels per acre.
The rolling was given early In the
spring, soon after tho frost was out
and about tho tlmo growth started."
Agricultural Week In the University.
The week beginning April 7th was
known as Agricultural Week in our
state university. During this week . '
ho' soveral hundred students In the
College of Agriculture wore the colors
of tho college (purple and gold en
circling a largo letter A). The object
of the week was to let tho rest of the
university know that something is do
ing along agricultural lines and to get
tho students of tho ccilege better ac
quainted. Tho badges appeared on Monday
On Tuesday a special agricultural con
ocatlon'wa.8 hold at which Dean Bur
nett presided. On Wednesday a speci
al trip to Omaha was made by all Btu- .
dents of tho college. Tho boys studied
live stock in tho Stock Yards, and car
casses in the packing houses, while
the glrla viewed methods of cutting
meat in tho packing houses, and
lethods of baking In the largo bak
eries located In Omaha, Friday was
set aside as picnic day, at which time
tho University Farm Grovo was util
ized by the "farmers."
It was only a fow years ago that tho
young man or woman, wiio register In
tho Agricultural College, was some
times ashamed to admit tho fact, be
cause of the Jeers which were shot
his way by tho students of tho other
colleges. No "Ag" student is afraid
now to tell to what colego he belongs
and at the closo of Agricultural Week
many students In other colleges felt
that thoy had mado a mistake In not
choosing tho agricultural course.
Bills Passed by Senate.
The following bills wero passed by
H. R. 44, by Lee: Provides for Is
suance of city bonds by people of
Omaha for purchase of Auditorium
and extends issue available for park
II. R. 280, by' Korff : Villages of 100
may Incorporate, Instead of 200, as
under present law. County seats of
any size may Incorporate.
H. R. 288, by Richardson: Creates
road dragging districts and one-half
mill levy therefor.
H. R. No. 187, by Hardin: Abolishes
off year elections under plan suggest
ed by code commission.
II. R. 142, by Greenwalt: Allows cit
ies of 1,500 to 5,000 population to
adopt commission form of government.
IL R. 255, by O'Malley: Requires
rallrond companies to build fenceB not
moro than fifty feet from center of
H. R. 742, by Richardson: Pre
scribes details of methods for operat
ing tho Initiative and referendum
amendment passed last fall.
H. R. 59, by Keckley: Civil service
for employes of the state, except tho
deaf school at Omaha nnd blind Instl
tuto nt Nebraska City.
II. R. 171, by Van Dusen: GIvcb
state entomologist power to destroy
Insects and gives him powers to ln
Roect nursery stock.
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