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THE NORTH PLATTE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
EVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
LATE EVENTS BOILED
Personal, Political, Foreign and Other
Intelligence Interesting to the
A piohlbltion utnondmont to tho
constitution lias been offered In tlio
Tho president Is studying tho quos
Hon of government ownership of tele-
graphs mid telephones.
Representative Kinkcnd of Now Jor
ney has Introduced a hilt to mako
moiinUiin laurel tho national flowor.
Pnymastcr General Cowlo has told
n commlttco It would require $7,71.'!,'
954 to feed the enlisted men of tho
navy tho coming year.
Tho house has passed the hill to ap
propriate ono year's salary of $14,000
to tho widow of Lloutonant David D.
Galllard, Panama canal comflsslonor.
Representative ForUnoy of Michi
gan has Introduced a bill to appro
priate $2,000 each for portraits of
Spoaker Clark and former Speaker
Chief Forester Graves has asked
for an additional appropriation of
$140,000 for extra Tangors for tho
Bummor months when forest fires are
The avorugo pay of every man, wo
man and child In tho United States
who works for wagos or a salary will
this yoar ho closo to $610. In 1900
the avorago pay was only $479, and
thirty years boforo that, but $370.
iRoprcflontatlvo Steoncrson of Min
nesota, beforo intorstuto commerco
commltteo, urged legislation to pro
hibit postal transmission of newspa
pers and periodicals publishing adver
tisements of falsely represented arti
cles. Postmaster General Burleson's pro
posals to incrcaso tho weight limits
of pnrcol post packages in tho first
nd second zoiiob from twonty to fifty
pounds, to admit books to tho parcel
post and to reduco rates In tho third,
fourth, fifth and slzth zonos wcro ap
proved by tho lntcrstato coiuniorco
In order to facllltato tho handling of
bulky parcols during tho holiday sea
son, Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Elnkqsloo authorized postmasters
jit second claBS postofllccs, hnvtng both
city and rural dollvory service to uso
rural carriers In tho delivery of pnrcol
post mall within city limits wherever
Secretary of War Garrison told tho
house committee1 on military affairs
that tho total authorized strength of
tho army was 85,000 against n total
population of 100,000,000 pcoplo under
tho Amorlcan flag, and that ho could
not see how tho government could got
along with less than that number of
soldiers In times of peace.
Amendments to tho Interstate com
merce law, proparod by tho Llvo Stock
exchaugo of Kim bub City, nftor con
sultation with othor similar bodies,
woro proposed by tho houso of repre
sentatives by Hoprosontatlvo Bore
land or Missouri. Thoy would make It
unlawful for railroads to limit tho
tlmo for filing claims for llvo stock
mid have United States courts tako
Jurisdiction of Interstate commerce
caBos only where $3,000 or more wub
Now York hnB bought and will main
tain as a musoum of relics of tho poot
tho cottage in that city onco tho homo
of Edgar Allen Poo.
In ordor to cater to his readers,
who are of many different nationali
ties A. H, 8onko, editor of tho Slavish.
Dally in Gary, Ind., Is planning to
publish it In six different languages.
The Brazos flood, tho crest of which
wns passing Columbia, In Brazonla
county, threatened to swoop 300 rof
fugoea who had found smelter In box
cars, out Into tho Gulf of Mexico. Thoy
wore saved from that peril by u spe
clal train uont from hero which re
moved them to safety. ,
Ben F. Moffatt, a proiuotor of Chi
cago was lined $1,000 and sentenced
to ono yoar and a day In tho federal
prison at Leavenworth, Kan., by tho
United Statos dlBtrlct court at St.
Bankors of Nebraska and other
liUBtneoB Interests that aro giving
their Biipport to tho propaganda for
better agricultural methods in Nobras
ka, will try to raise $i!G,000 a year for
two years to help puy tho expenses
of farm demonstrators In countloB
Cruelty to anlmalB by vlvlsoctors
mid needless infliction of pain in any
other form woro denounced nt tho
opening session at Washington of the
International Anti-Vivisection and
Animal Protectlvo congress.
Denver is debating tho appointment
Approximately 333,000 pcoplo are
employed In tho cotton, wood and silk
Industries In this country.
Adoption of resolutions calling upon
congress to appoint n joint commltteo
to Investigate vivisection and various
othor forms of cruelty to animals
brought to a conclusion the nnnunl
meeting of tho International Antl-Vlv-(section
and Animal Protection con
gress. Tho eighteenth minimi convontlon
of the Grain Dealer's National asso
ciation will be held In Kansns City,
Mo., In October, 1914. The association
Includes In Ita membership representa
tive grain dealers of Canada and somo
of tho South American republics.
There nro now about forty "psycho
logical clinics" In tho United States,
according to Dr. J. E. Wallln of tho
Unlverslly of Pittsburgh. Tho first
of such clinics, for tho purpose of
Htudylng anil classifying montally un
usual children, wns established in the
Unlvorslty of Pennsylvania In 1898.
Vesting of authority to pass on tho
Isbuo of railway securities In tho fed
eral Interstate Commerce commission,
rather than In Btato commissions, wns
urged as a means of restoring finan
cial health to railways by Governor
.lames M. Cox of Ohio In an nddreBO
at New York recently beforo tho Hall
way Business association.
A whirlwind of fire, bursting from
a partly drilled oil well, blew five
drillers Into tho nlr at Taft, Cal., and
scattered their tortured bodies about
llko chips. All aro In a hospital, criti
cally Injured. F. L. Brlttlan tho man
worst hurt, lias no ears or linger
nails and htu face mid hands nro
Officers' and directors of the Rose
vlllo Trust company of Newark, N.
J., wrecked to tho extent of $200,000,
and oven depositors who knowingly
and persistently overdrew their ac
counts, may be Indicted by tho Essex
county grand jury under the ruling
by Chief Justice Gitmmero of the
state Bupremo court.
WarrantB for tho arrest of tho Uni
ted Mlno Workers' ofllcers and mem
bors Indicted by tho federal grand
Jury at Pueblo have been placed In
tho hands of United States Deputy
Marshal Dowey C. Bailey at Denver.
Mr. Bailey said that tho warrants
would ho served aa soon as the usual
clerical formalities wore gone through.
Tho city of Denver has joined with
tho street railway company and retail
coal dealers to relievo a Ithrcatened
coal famine. A section of the com
pany's frnnchlso forbidding It from
carrying freight was rescinded und
coal will ho carried on flat cars to
central depots In tho resldenco dis
tricts, from where citizens will haul
It to their homes.
Labor organizations aro allowed to
oxlst In tho United States, yet tho
right of coalition, union and free
Bpooch, Is denied them under tho
Sherman nntl-trust law Samuel Gom
pors, president of tho American Fed
oration of Labor, asserted In an ad
drosB at tho fourteenth annual meet
lng of tho National Civic federation
In Now York.
More than one-fourth of thoso
parolod convicts from San Quontln
and FolBom prisons, who ahould now
bo reporting, break tholr paroles and
oscnpo, according to prison Toports
mndo to the governor of California.
Prisoners totaling 807, released bn
parole, should now bo reporting to the
parolo officers. Of these, however,
21W have run away.
Jamos E. Flood and John B. Davis,
presldont and treasurer respectively
of tho Flood & Vanwlrt Engineering
and Construction Co., of Hudson
Falls, N. Y tostllled nt District At
tornoy Whitman's John Doe inquiry
Into Now York Stato highway graft,
that their corporation had given
$4,G00 to tho democratic stato com
mittee because thoy feared that con
tracts tho concorn had with tho State
Highway commission' and tho Canul
board would bo hold up.
Seventy per cent of tho world's
cork Ib produced in Kpnin and Portu
gal. According to tho host Informat
tlon obtnlnablo thoro wero produced
In Spain during 1912 approximately
8,000 short toiiB of cork.
Moxlcan Interest In Washington
Centered upon tho military opbrat'ons.
Confldontlnl roporta indlcato tho lc
toiioiis miirch southward of tho con
stitutionalist army has received a
check tho extent of which it not
Plantation rubboi experiments In
the Island of Mindanao show encour
aging results, while wrnpplnga of 4
and 5-year-old trees on Bnalllan Island,
adjoining Mindanao, compare favor
ably with results In North Borneo.
Franz Bachmnnn, a blacksmith who
still works In tho locomotive shops
at CasHol. Germany. Iuib boon o.lmnnn
to fill tho loading bass rolo In "The
Magic Flute" to bo given at tho
Court opora houso on Deconibor 16.
A contract for tho construction of
C.000 mllos of rallwuy by a Belgian
syndicate was finally approved in
Mexico City by tho chambor of dopu-.
tlcB. it ib expected tho act will bo
ratified by tho senuto noxt wook.
Congress has taken no action as yot
on tho presidential oloctlon.
BILL NEARLY READY
EXPECT TO VOTE ON CURRENCY
MEA8URE THIS WEEK.
MAY BE SIGNED CHBIST1S
Belief Among Democrat Leaders
That An Early Compromise Can
Be Effected. '
Washington. Tho long Btrugglc
ovor currency reform is expected to
como to an end In tho sepalo noxt
Saturday. Administration IcaderB arc
confident that an agreement can bo
reached that will permit a final vote
In tho senate by G o'clock Saturday.
Republican senators probably will
como to nn understanding with tho
majority leaders. The democrats are
naxlous to closo gcnoral dobate and
dovoto tho remainder of tho tlmo to
tho consideration of amendments to
tho bill. If tho final vote can bo tak
en Saturday, It Is believed tho differ
ences between senate and house can
bo adjusted and tho bill sent to Pre
sident Wilson for signature beforo
Republican critics of tho measure
probably will demand somo changes
In It as a condition to giving their
consent to a definite tlmo for a voto.
It Is considered doubtful whether the
guarantee of bank deposits to which
many republicans object can be tak
en out of tho measure, but a strong
effort will bo made to ollmlnato that
provision which authorizes the re
demption of tho proposed now treas
ury notes cither In gold or "lawful
Many New Questions.
Important cbanges In tho railroad
laws, a comprehensive study of the
trust question and a reopening of tho
fight over a literacy test for Immi
grants, are dividing attention of tho
house with tho now economy program
that has been launched "by the econo
my conforenco" of the house loaders.
Speaker Clark, Democratic Leader
Underwood and Chairman Fitzgerald
ol tho appropriations committee,
sponsors for this latter movement,
have called a second conference for
noxt Saturday to tako anothor ac
counting of tho situation and ascer
tain what progress has been made In
reducing tho proposed appropriations
for the year.
Increase In Exports.
Washington. Foodstuffff3 coming
in freo of duty under the now tariff
bill ore bwoIUrs the total of imports
Into the United States. Increase in
exports nnd decrease in imports for
the first four months of tho present
fiscal year ub compared with the
samo period last year was shown In
statistics mado public by tho Depart
ment of Commerco. Exports this year
amounted In value to $838,904,843
against $771,011,792 for the first four
months last year. Tho Imports fig
ures wero $580,G77,0C2 against
"Thoro can bo no inference drawn
from these hard facts," said Secre
tary Rcdfleld, "that Is not both en
cournging and complimentary to
American Industry. Thoro haa boon
no flooding of our markets with tho
alleged cheap wares of Europe."
$15,000 Taken From Postoffice.
Wallace, Ida. Threo packages of
registered mall containing $5,000
each and about $2000 in postofflco
funds woro takon from tho safe of the
local postofflco by burglars, no trace
of wh6m has yot boon discovered. Tho
$15,000 In currency had been con
signed by a Spokano bank to n bank
at Mullan to meot mining payrolls In
tho Mullan district. Tho rcftibors aro
bolloved to havo had Information of
tho mailing of tho currency from Spo
kane. Crete Annexed by Greece.
Canoa, Croto. Tho formal annex
ation of tho iBland of Crete to Greece
has boon carried out with Imposing
coremoulal, King Constantino person
nil ran up tho Hellenic flag over tho
fort People flocked to tho capital
from all parts of tho Island and from
Greoco and tumultuoiiBly greeted the
king, tho crown prlnco, Premier Vol
zeloB and tho othor ministers.
Will Stop All Immigration.
London. A dispatch to the Times
from Toklo says tho Japanoso gov
ernment has boon notified that Cana
da intends to prohibit all immigration
to British Columbia for three months,
l'ho correspondent adds that as thoro
was no discrimination ngalnBt ori
entals Japan cannot object.
Taking Troops From China.
Poking. Tho Russian government
has proposed tho withdrawal of all
foreign troops from Peking and the
entire provlnco of Clil-Ll, China, In
eluding tho legation guards.
"Mona Lisa" Found.
Floronco, Italy-"Mona Lisa,"
Leonardo Da Vlnci'B great painting,
which wub Btolon from tho Louvre In
PnrlH more than two years ago. has
boon found. It Is now In tho hands of
tho Italian authorities and will be re
turned to Franco.
The 1913-14 Cotton Yield.
Washington. Tho total production
or cotton In tho United States for tho
season 19.12-14 will amount to
13,677.000 bales of BOO pounds gross
wolght.i not Including Untors.
NEWS FROM STATE HOUSE
Just 407 corporations of the Mate
have reftiBed to dig up their taxes
under the provisions of the Potts law.
J. N. Miller, foremnn of the stato
fish hatcheries at North Bend, died
late last weok as the result of mi ac
cident. Ho was G7 yonrs' old and left
distant relatives in Ohio and Missouri.
Ills body waB taken to the latter state
Members of the newly selected
board of secretaries of the stato board
of veterinary medicine met in Lincoln
Inst week to prepare for their work.
Strict accounting of the secretnrlnl
doings will hereafter be kept by the
main board. Tho latter body for two
years or more past has not known of
tho existence of Its underbody.
A total of 3,000 stnlllons and jacks
have been Inspected by tho registra
tion board Blnco the new law became
operative. Of this number less than
3 per cent have been found defective.
About 1,000 animals have been de
ported from the state In tho past year
and a half becauso of tho stringent
provisions of tho Inspection law.
Pcnltentlnry officials have dropped
tho practice of reporting religious
classification of convicts to the gov
ernor and In other reports required
by law to be made by them. Thus
this long-continued part of the report
goes into the junk heap alons with
tho practice of giving a classification
of the politics of the convicts placed
behind tho somber, stone walls of the
Professor Condra of tho conserva
tion commission has Returned from
Scotts Bluffs county, where ho has
been taking motion pictures of the
sugar beet industry In the interests
of tho stato conservation commission.
It Is tho plan of the commission to
secure pictures of every industry of
any account in Nebraska and to this
end Mr. Qondra has been making fre
quent trips about the state.
Primary day next year comes on Au
gust 18, the last day for filing for
nomination Is July 20, nnd the gen
eral election day falls on November
3, according to data set out In an
election law analysis worked out by
Secretary of Stato Walt. Tho Infor
mation Is for Inquiring, ambitious
men who are hatching up plans for
next year's battles and who want to
know when they have to announce
School moneys belonging to coun
ties of tho state amount to $325,078,
according to a report just made by the
state treasurer. These are classed as
follows: School taxes, 32; interest on
schopl and saline lands sold, $49,453;
interest on school and saline lands
leased, $84,G37; Interest on bonds,
$184,055; interest on warrants, $1,363,
and proceeds from tho game and fish
commission licenses, $3,53G.
Cost of operating the stato superin
tendent's office totaled $31,079 during
the half year, May 1 to December 1,
according to a report tiled by J. E.
Dolzell. Normal training in the high
schools coBt $17,394; junior normal
work, $6,997; office expenses, $9,556,
and the board of Inspectors, $501. To
foot these bills required a draft of
$9,686 on tho cash fund of the office.
Tho balance of tho expense came
from special funds.
Tho third best dairy judge among
the students of American agricultural
colleges 1b tho record held by H. N.
Thomas, a Nebraska farm boy from
University Place. The contest oc
curred at tho national dairy show at
Chicago this fall, when forty-eight
students picked as the best dairy
judges in the agricultural colleges In
sixteen Important dairy states met to
contest for prizes. The ontlro Ne
braska team ranked fourth In tho list.
Omaha and St. Louis police officers,
or those who captured John Jones,
alleged murderer of Samo Leono of
Omaha, will not obtain tho $200 re
ward offered by tho governor for tho
apprehension of the person who com
mitted tho crime. The executive has
announced that ho would not approve
a voucher for tho amount, as he bo
lloved that tho officers know In ad
vance where the man was. "Milking
tho state treasury along this lino
nhall stop, If I can bring It about," the
Dr. W. D. BIgolow of Washington,
D. C, representing tho Nationnl Can
ncrs' association, was an official vis
itor nt tho Nebraska food commission
pfflccs last week. He Is Investigating
methods in tho different Btatos of
handling canned goods nnd of dispos
ing of cases where spoiled cans are
taken by food Inspectors.
Tho Farmers' Co-oporatlvo Elevator
company of Nebraska City has been
.ncorporated with tho secretary of
date with a $10,000 capitalization and
shares worth $25 apiece.
Total rec61pts of tho university dur
ing the past six mouths were $132,079,
Recording to tho semiannual report
mado to the state treasurer by Chan
;ollor Avery. Tho largest single Item
was $30,973.14 for hog cholera Berum,
a product which Is mado and sold to
farmers of tho stato at actual cost of
Railway Commissioner II. T. Clarke,
Jr.. hns gone to Excelsior Springs, Mo.,
where ho will tako a brief rest. Dur
ing tho past weok ho has been unable
to devote his full tlmo to his duties.
FARMERS WILL MANUFACTURE
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re-
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
The program outlined by .V. II.
Bmlth of Seward, secretary and
treasurer of tho Nebraska Association
of Fair Managers, has been an
nounced. The gathering will be held
durlnq the week of Organized Agricul
ture, January 19 to 23. H. Mulenburg
of Geneva will speak on tho "Rclatlou
of Fair Officers to Horsemen." Honry
Pickett of Wahoo will discuss "A Well
Balanced Program." L. H. Cheney of
Stockvlllo will give a paper on
"Awarding Premiums'.'" "State Farm
Exhibits at Fairs" will be tho theme
of Prof. C. W. Pugsley'8 address.
General discussions will follow theso
addresses and papers, For several
years gambling devices and all ques
tionable amusements have been "cut
out" by tho Nebraska state and county
fairs, and a sharp lookout has been
kept for progressive features.
Consolidation Was Worth While.
Consolidation of several state de
partments, a move calculated to make
for more efficiency In stato govern
ment than tho primitive methods
which have prevailed for many years,
has been shown to bo worth while to
the taxpayers. In the past year tho
associated departments of food, drug,
dairy, oil and weights and measures
inspections have collected $15,000
more fees than under the old system
and at the samo time have operated at
a less outlay than under, the scheme
of diffusing activities. Food anil oil
Inspections for the year of 1912, un
der separate departments, brought in
fees to the amount of $69,100 while
for the present year tho total has run
up to $84,230. The November report
of tho department shows that of tho
$8,771 fees received, the oil division
contributed $7,816. Inspections made
Included 1G1 cream stations, 203
hotels and restaurants, 177 meat mar
kets, 377 grocery stores, thirty milk
wagons and dairies, most of them In
Omaha, fourteen saloons, flfty-olght
bakeries and forty-four confection
eries. During tho month just past
there wero 260 sanitary orders writ
ten and 117 chemical analyses made
by the stato chemist, A total of 1,994
weights and measures inspections
were made, which brought in a total
of $391 In fees.
Wins Trip to Washington.
Eighty-eight bushels of corn per
acre, grown entirely by a boy, 1b not
such a bad record for the dry season
Just passed. Master Jess J. Correll
of Cambridge, ago sixteen, la the boy,
and ho lives In a western county, too.
He left for Washington, December 8th.
Twenty other boys In tho corn-growing
contest grew over fifty bushels per
acre, and these boys were from four
teen different counties. Jess has won
a total of $160 In prizes with his acre
of corn this year. He won first In the
Western district last year with a yield
of 109 bushels. Walter Ptlug, age
seventeen, of Sarpy county, has won
first in tho Eastern district with a
yield of eighty-four bushels. He has
won a total of $60, and will make the
trip to Washington with Jess Correll.
The other prizes will bo announced at
Organized Agriculture next January.
Farmers to Make Denatured Alcohol.
According to Information received
by the stato board of agriculture,
farmers in Arthur county aro prepar
ing to prevent waste on the farms In
that region by utilizing potatoes that
cannot be marketed. Many of tho
producers of Arthur county are far re
moved from a suitable market. For
this reason thousands of bushels of
potatoes aro wasted each year. The
farmers have conceived the Idea of
manufacturing denatured alcohol from
tho waste. Twenty-five farmers have
banded themselves together to erect
a denatured alcohol factory. A change
has been mado In the denatured alco
hol law and after January, 1914, farm
ers are allowed the privilege of manu
facturing the product from tho waste
of the farm.
Governor Feels "Frisky" as Ever.
Governor Morohead stripped oft his
coat and vest, rolled up his sleeves
nnd skinned up a gymnasium climb
ing pole, hand-over-hand, at tho
Young Men's Christian absoclatlon
at Lincoln, Thursday. No ono else In
tho crowd could duplicate tho trick
nnd there were several old athletes
present. Including Superintendent R.
V. Clark of tho Kearney Industrial
school, Dr. Georo E. Condra of the
university and Clarence Harmon, state
food commissioner. The lattor three,,
will pay for tho governor's dinner
All Indications point to an Increased
attendance In the winter course of the
university bcIiooI of agriculture. This
course is six weeks In length, begin
ning January 6 and closing February
17. Many men of all ages tako advan
tage of this short course every winter
to gain new knowledge along agricul
tural lines. Tho school of agriculture
will offer lectures and demonstration
work In soils, crops, farm machinery,
farm motors, animal and dairy hus
bandry, animal pathology, farm for
estry, ontomology, plant physiology,
horticulture and farm management
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
The homo rule charter for Llncola
Stockvlllo suffered a disastrous Are
Tho Omaha Woman's club has de
clared a boycott on eggs.
Tho Nebraska Stato Veterinary
Medical association Is in session at
Tho old Union State Bank building
at Beatrice Is' being converted Into an
Over 1,000 birds -were entered for
tho annual show of tho Dodgo County
Poultry association. .
Long Pine will hold a special elec
tion to voto bonds for extending her
Tho city council of Albion has au
thorized the installation of a street
nurber system for that place.
A compressed air tank exploded at
Omaha, killing Frank Krltz and seri
ously Injuring several otliers.
Fanners around Tobias have organ
ized a Society of Equity, with a mem
bership of forty on, tho charter.
Tho bodv of Otto Guas. a Gorman
farm hand 60 yenrs old, wns found
flontlng In tho Blue river at Seward.
Berg DurlnBky, a Russian, wnB elec
trocuted when he went to turn on an
electric light nt his homo at Norfolk.
Tho Fremont Gun club has reorgan
ized and leased acreage adjoining the
Country club grounds, south of the
J. E. Dennison, a Lyons plumber,
was seriously burned by tho explosion
of a gasoline soldering pot which he
Superintendent J. L. Fulk, who hat
been at the head of tho Soward
BchoolB for the past four years, bns
Explosion of a tnnk of gasoline
caused the destruction of the flue
pounltry yards of Charles Bartz at
J. W. Bryant, president of an
Omaha implement company, suicided
by drowning in a cistern In the rear of
Clyde Rolston sold ten acres of land
adjoining Ainsworth for $200 per acre.
This Is tho highest price ever paid for
Dr. J. W. E. K. Davis, aged 64. died
suddenly on a street car while on his
way, borne at Omaha. Death was
caused by heart trouble.
Clifford. Goff, a 16-year-old Gage
county boy, raised 140 bushels of corn
on five acre's of ground, and won a.
handsome gold watch thereby.
Miss Edith Llston of Fremont came
near losing her life when she took a
spoonful of iodine instead of the
liquid she had been using to relieve a
The ladles of the Altar society of
tho Catholic church at York have lust
closed a very successful bazaar for
the benefit of tho Ursullno Sisters
school at thnt place.
Tho public schools of Wayne closed
during the funeral of J. W. Tombs, an
old resident of that place, and whose
daughter has for many years been the
principal of thejilgh school there.
Wlllard Butler, the 30-year-old son
of tho old soldier, Jame3 Butler, whose
body was found burled In the cellar of
his home at Fremont, has been form
ally charged with murder in the first
Dr. I. W. McEachron of Geneva was
elected president; Dr. S. I. Alford of
Lincoln, vice-president, and Dr. Carl
Norden of Nebraska City, secretary
treasurer of the veterinary associa
tion at Its session just closed at Lin
coln. Little Marie Murkadron, seven
years old, and Joio Barnardl. the samo
age, wero run down by an Omaha
police department automobile. The
boy escaped with a few cuts and
bruises, but it Is expected tho girl will
Seventy-elght boys In convention In
Fremont Saturday and Sunday took
the initial steps looking to -the forma
tion of a permanent association of
high school students, to hold annual
conferences. Tho sessions closed with
a meeting at tho Y. M. C. A. Sunday
Twelve-year-old Alice Bjorkman of
Lincoln mny lost her eyesight as the
result of a wound from a load pencil
discharged from a toy spring gun.
Forty-six yeats ago Joseph Minor
came to Saline county and located on
a homestead. Today he is living In a
house constructed of lumber obtained
from walnut trees which he planted -on
Jesse Correll of Frontier county !s
tho champion boy corn grower In Ne
braska, according to tho decision or
tho Judges in tho contest at tho agri
cultural farm at Lincoln. He harvest
ed eighty-eight bushels from one acre.
Several cases of Incendiarism at
Kearney have resulted In tho city
council offering a $200 roward for the
capture &f any one caught In tho net.
Dan Heine of Beatrice is under ar
rest charged with the theft of a lot or
brass castings, on which it is alleged
ho expected to realize money for tho
purchase of Christmas gifts.
Appearance of a case of smallpox at
tho Lincoln city Jail caused three
doctors to get busy at once and begin
a vaccination crusade. Before It was
concluded twenty of tho twenty-nine-prisoners
wero given tho virus and re
leased from confinement.
An epidemic or hog cholera in the
neighborhood of Fontanello in Wash
ington county has caused tho farmors
or that vicinity to lose sqveral hun
dred head of hogs.
While Evangelist Vawter was hold
ing revival services at York, a short
time ago, someono stole a rifle from
him. Tho theft was traced to two
boys, who confessed.
After being pronounced dead by
physicians at Omaha, Andrew Acker,
a North Bond horso dealer, changed?
his mind, got up from IiIb cat ami
Btarted for home. Says ho gets that
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