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THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
FOR THE BUSY
NEWS EPITOME THAT CAN 800N
MANY EVENTS ARE MENTIONED
Home and Foreign Intelligence Con
deneed Into Two and Four
Tho bill to extend ttmo of payments
for settlers on Irrigated lands was
debated In the house.
Tho acnato has confirmed tho nomi
nation of Ira Nelson Morris, of Chica
go, to bo minister to Sweden.
A bill for leasing a hotel slto In the
YoKemlto valley to private Interests
was paused recently by tho senate.
Senator Burton declared fundamen
tal errors In tho $5:1,000,000 river and
harbor bill were so gross as to Justify
W. G. Mulkey has boon sworn In
for tho Third Alabama district, suc
ceeding Henry D. Clayton, recently
appointed to tho federal bench.
Representative Ton Kyck has Intro
duced a bill to appropriate $750,000
for continuing Improvements and
maintenance of tho Hudson river.
Tho total payment In 19R cities hav
ing a population of 30,000 or more, for
general governmental expenses In
1912 was $508,543,048, according to
the census bureau.
Tho question of criminal Indict
ments against directors of tho Now
Haven railroad probably will not bo
taken up by tho Department ot.Tustlco
until tho, conclusion of tho negotia
tions for a peaceful disp'dutlon of that
Rapid progress la tho organization
of tho boards of directors of twelve
federal reserve hanks In the nation's
new currency syatcm was Indicated
In tho announcement by .tho organi
zation comm.ltteo of names of several
candidate whoso election havo been
Exoneration of John S. Williams,
comptroller of tho currency and of all
ECiators concerned In tho chargo of
tilssufio of olflclul lotter paper for pro
motion of a North Carolina gold mlno
Is contained In tho findings of an In
vestigating commtteo which has com
pleted its report.
Tho Japanese ambassador, Viscount
Chlnda, Introduced to President Wil
son Mnjor Clonoral Qljuchl Tanaka, a
member of tho Japaneso army genoral
staff, who haB boon In Europe Inves
tigating military establishments. Tho
general Is accompanied by Dr. S. Nln
ngawn, a distinguished authority on
CharleB Malbaum and his wife, who
controlled threo disorderly houses In
tho old Chicago loveo, nro to bo re
turned to Kuropo us undesirables!
No attompt was inndo by New York
anarchists to hold tho proposoj fun
eral parado In honor of tho men who
woro killed in tho bomb explosion.
Tho receipts of cattle at tho Knnsao
City Uvo stock market for this year
have been tho smallest of any in
twenty years, and other markets show
Healthy marrlngoB and Instruction
in sox hygleuo in hig'ii sohoolB wnro ad
vocated In resolutions adopted at tho'
closing session of tho conference of
alienists and neurologists In Chicago.
Eight railroads havo been lined nn
nggregato of $30,000 by Federal Judge
Latulls for violation of tho law provid
ing that ltvo stock In transit niiiBt bo
fed and watored at least onco every
Aftor a pitched battlo between sov
oral hundred striking coal minors and
sympathizers nnd 10 guards stationed
at tho Pralrlo Creek mines of tho
Mammoth Voln Coal comjwiny, near
Fort Smith, Ark., which ended In tho
rout of tno gunrds, tipples of threo
mines woro destroyed by flro and dyn
amite. Tho property damngo is esti
mated nt $200,000.
A rat caught at New Orleans July
12 was Infected with bubonic plague,
according to announcement by Dr. W.
C. Rucker, federal assistant surgeon
general In charge of tho plague tight
Mrs. Floronco Conklln Carman, In
dieted on tho chargo of manslaughter
in tho first dogreo In connection with
tho killing of Mrs. Loulso Bailey, Is
temporarily a froo woman. Sho was
roleaiod for trial under $20,000 bail
fifteen minutes uftor tho grand Jury
mndo known Its findings.
Abtoluto segregation of mental de
fectives and the creation of a depart
ment of physical diagnosis in courts
woro recommended tit tho third day's
uesBlon Of tho alienists and neurplo
glvts at Philadelphia.
'United Stntcs last year Imported
822,422 pounds of mushrooms.
St. Louis provides a small parking
spaco for autos In front of tho cltj
court house by narrowing tho walk.
Dancing on a public street at Pitts
burgh brought to a close tho third day
of tho convention of the Nntlonal As
sociation of Real Estate Exchanges
Winston Spencer Churchill, first
lord of tho nrltlsh admiralty, held n
reception In the house . of commons
for a contingent of midshipmen from
tho American battleship Missouri.
RueBla is about to recognize ns
legitimate tho emigration of its sur
plus millions to other countries, and
tho ministry of commerce has submit
ted a bill to abolish some of the pen
alties. Minister Suarez of Chile and Secre
tary Rryan has agreed upon tho terms
of a peace commission treaty which
kill bind Chllo and tho United States
to submit to Investigation all differ
ences whlh cannot bo settled by
Tho federal grand Jury has return
ed indictments under tho Sherman
anti-trust law against the members of
tho so-called halibut trust, which con
trols most of the halibut caught In tho
North Atlantic, NorthPaclflc and
Bering sea and sold In' tho United
Negotiations between tho New Ha
ven and tho department of Justice to
effect a peaceful dissolution, of that
system have' npporently come to an
end, and unless there nro unforseen
developments, tho government will
filo Its Sherman lawsuit to force a
dissolution at once.
Federal Judge Landls at Chicago
ruled that Frederick W. Ellis, vice
president of tho Armour Car lines,
would have to answer certain ques
tions asked him nt a hearing before
tho Interstate Commerce commission
In an Inquiry last winter Into tho oper
ation of private car linos.
Because the aero club of America
has not received a guaranteo that tho
prize sot apart by tho Panama-Pacific
around-thc-world race will bo paid
to tho winners upon notification by
the club's contest committee, the club
is withholding Its sanction to tho
race, acordlng to a Btatemont mudo
Tho federal grand Jury at Chicago
voted Indictments against four pri
vate bankers chargliig tbem with us
ing tho malls to dofraud. They were
Sol Lowlnsohn, former head of tho
Traders hank, Joseph T, ABhurst and
Wlllam Forsborg. partners In tho
Brookllno and tho Midway Commer
cial nnd Savings bank and Joromo
Smrs, at ono time postmaster at Argo,
111., and" owner of the Industrial Sav
Edgar Murphy, a young farmer of
Now Albany, has confescd according
to tho authorities that ho was tho
slayer of Herman Fisher, 17 year old,
who wnB shot and killed as ho wat
returning homo from a visit to his
Bwecthoart, Ida Wllholm. Murphy,
who Is a married man, though sop
aratod from his wlfo, Baid that ho
killed Fisher becauso tho latter In
formed MIsb Wllholm Murphy had a
A woman's head, found by work
men on the Seattlo city garbago dump,
which at first was boliovcd to hnvo
bolongod to a murderer's victim, was
thrown away by a physician who had
boon conducting experiments on a
corpse obtained from a hospital. A
preparation of red lead used In medi
cal laboratory work had boon injected
Into tho head, giving it tho appear
anco of hnvlng only recently boor
sovercd from a living body.
Tho coroner's Jury which investi
gated tho shooting affray in tho for
mer M'grogntod district of Chicago, in
which ono policeman was killed and
threo wounded adjourned without hav
ing dotormlnod on tho facts which led
up to tho revolver batt'.o. It adjourned
to await tho results of tho wounds of
tho threo detcctlveH now In hospitals.
Tho Jury, comprised of six public
school principals, recommended that
Fred Amort, mornlB dotectlvo, ar
rested on suspicion of tho shooting,
bo released on his own recognalsanco
pending tho result of tho inquest.
Two hundred persons woro roportod
executed In Moxlco City by Iluorta,
according to nows from tho south re
ceived by tho constitutionalists,
Tho unceasing criticism of press
and parliament Is slowly reducing the
number of enses of mistreatment of
soldlorB by their olllcers, but n recent
report shows that 400 non-commission-cd
olllcers woro convlcto'd of such of
fenses last year In Germany. This
was a reduction of ninety cascB from
tho figures of five yenrs ago.
In a boating accident on tho Grand
river, Ontario, Thomas Garnet, n
woalthy farmer, his two children and
a maid, lost tholr lives. Tho other oc
cupant of tho boat, a farm hand-, swam
to tho shore and gavo tho alarm.
Tho collier Storstadt is hold to
blnmo for tho Empress of Ireland dis
aster In tho findings of tho wreck
commission handed down. Tho com
mission holds that tho dlsastor wiu.
duo to tho StorHtad&'s chango of
course, ordered by tho third officer
without instructions from the first
Killing of Madcro Marked Begin
ning of Despotism.
MADE VAIN BOAST TO TAFT
Dictator Declared He Would Restore
Peace at Once, but Refusal of
United States to Recognize
Him Assured His Downfall.
VIctorlano Huerta took oath as pro
visional president of Moxlco February
19, 1913, tho day aftor President Fran
cisco I. Mudero, Jr., had been ar
rested at tho national palace.
" Threo dayB later Madero and Joso
Maria Pino Suaroz, vice-president,
wero shot to death while on a mid
night rido under guard from the pal
oca to tho penitentiary, Tho precise
manner of their death has never been
Ono of Huorta's first nets as provi
sional president was to tolcgraph Will
iam II. Taft, then president of the
United StntOB, tho following messages
"I havo tho honor to inform you
that I havo overthrown tho govern
ment. Tho forces are with me, and
from now on peace and prosperity will
PROVOKES CIVIL WAR.
Tho Mexican republic, however, was
at once plunged into civil war again,
notwithstanding tho issuance by
Huerta of a proclamation of general
amnesty. The Sonora stato congress
officially repudiated the provisional
government before Iluerta settled
himself comfortably In the presidential
Zapata, revolutionary leader to the
south of the capital, after negotiating
a few days with tho new regime, went
back to bis guerrilla campaign.
Salazar, one of the highest generals
in the army, denounced Iluerta.
Carranza, constitutionalist leader in
Chihuahua, assailed Huerta In a bitter
statement made public at San Anto
Francisco Villa announced himself
an adherent of Madcro and joined the
Pasqual Orozco of the clan of tho
northorn revolutionists was tho lone
notable figure among tho disaffected
who declared for tho now government.
TAFT LEAVES PROBLEM.
President Tnft, nearlng the end of
his- term, left to his successor tho
problem of adjusting diplomatic rela
tions with Mexico. To Woodrow Wil
son Huerta sent felicitations on the
day of the American president's in
auguration. Hampered at the outset of his ad
ministration by tho refusal of tho
United States to recognlzo him, Huer
ta soon faced 'growing difficulties .in
raising funds to run his government.
His uneasy hold on affairs waB weak
ened by minor constitutionalist vic
tories In the north and by recurring
rumors of a break with Felix Diaz,
nophew of Porflrlo Diaz and Huorta's
ally in the overthrow of Madero.
HUERTA CALLS ELECTION.
May 1 Iluorta announced that bo
would urge congress to call elections
in October to choose his successor.
Tho congress selected October 20 as
tho dato of the election, nnd a decree
to that effect was issued by Iluerta
Fellz Diaz, who had announced him
self as a candidate for tho presidency,
was sent to Japan July 17.
Henry Lano Wilson, American am
bassador, was recallod to Washington,
and Nelson O'Shaughnessy, chargo
d'affaires, was left In chargo of Amer
ican interests In Moxlco.
REJECTS PEACE EFFORT.
Early In August it became known
that Prcsldont Wilson Intended to
send John Llnd, former governor of
Minnesota, to Mexico ns his personal
representative In an endeavor to nr
rango a basis for tho republic's ponco.
Huerta announced that he would not
tolerate foreign interference.
Nevertheless Mr. Llnd delivered hla
note from President Wilson.
Iluerta rejected all proposals made
by tho American government, chief
of which woro the suggestions that
he resign and not be a candidate elec
Relations between Mexico and the
United States became acuta. President
Wilson proclaimed his policy In an ad
dress boforo congress to which was
attached tho correspondence between
Mr. Llnd and the Huerta administra
tion. HUERTA ARRESTS DEPUTIES.
Iluerta was attacked in the Moxlcan
senate October 5 by Senator Doinln
guez, who had tho hardihood to speak
what was in tho minds of himself and
somo of his colleagues. Domlnguez
Tho chamber of doputics adopted a
resolution calling for an Investigation.
To this Huorta's roply was dramatic
and swift. Ho marched a column of
troops to tho deputies' chamber,
seized 110 of the in and throw them
Through Mr. O'Shaughnossy tho
United States made representations
against vlolonce to the Imprisoned
In tho election campaign certain in
fluenco close to tho dictator worked
for his return to tho presidency, with
I General Blanquet as his running loato.
and lent color to tho persistent report
that Huerta really desired to bo
elected and that his pretenses to tho
contrary wero a sham.
U. 8. DEMANDS HE RESIGN.
When It became certain that the
elections had resulted in no constltu.
tlonal choice on account of tho failure
of voters to go to the pollB, the Amer
ican government peremptorily called
on him to resign.
In a statement to tho diplomatic
corps November 9 Huerta announced
that he would declare the result of the
election null nnd order another elec
tion November 12 Huerta refused to ac
cedo to tho American demnnd for his
resignation, and Mr. Llnd left Mexico
City for Vera Cruz.
Meantlmo the United States dis
patched warships to the Moxlcan coast
and Americans continued to leave
U. S. VEERS TO CARRANZA.
Definite proposals wero made by
tho United States to Carranza and his"
Several of tho European powers,
notably Great Britain, Germany and
France, gave strong support to -tho
policy of the United States.
Tho constitutionalists grow stronger
and continued tholr advance to tho
south. They captured Victoria, Chi
huhua, Juarez and Tuliacan.
Tho situation became so critical
thut Great Britain, Germany, France,
Spnin and Japan ordered warships to
Fighting continued at Tamptco and
many other centers. Torreon soon
was taken by the constitutionalists.
RAISES EMBARGO ON ARMS.
An embargo placed on tho exporta
tion of nrms from tho U'ted States to
Mexico was raised early In February
of the present year.
A largo number of American troops
wero concentrated on tho bordor, and
tho American fleet In Mexican waters
The constitutionalists advanced on
Torreon and Monterey. The former
place wob captured early in April.
Then came the departure of Mr.
Llnd from Vera Cruz and the arrest
of a party of American bluejackets at
Tamplco, for which an apology and
salute wero demanded by tho United
States and refused "by Huerta.
AMERICANS TAKE VERA CRUZ.
April 21 American bluejackets and
marines were landed at Vera Cruz in
consequence of the reported arrival of
a large consignment of arms and am
munition for Huerta. A number or
Americans were killed in the street
fighting. Tho Mexicans retired and
destroyed a portion of tho railroad
and the Americans held the port.
Shortly after a mediation proposal
from Argentina, Brazil and Chile was
accepted. A conference ensued at Ni
In tho interval American troops re
lloved tho bluejackets at Vera Cruz.
These havo since remained In occupa
tion of tho port."
Tamp'co and Zacatecas fell into tho
constitutionalists' hands and tho vic
torious armies continued their march
on Mexico City, whero rumors woro In
circulation for many weeks of the res
ignation of Huerta.
With Huerta's retirement tho con
stitutionalists feel that their revolu
tion has virtually triumphed. They
turned against him tho moment ho
overthrew Madero, the constitutional
president of Mexico, in Fobruary, 1912,
and havo waged war with unrelenting
vigor ever since.
U. 8. TROOPS REMAIN IDLE.
Tho prospect of an earl solution of
the Mexican problem gave both, presi
dent Wilson and Secretary Bryan
much Joy, naturally. American forces
will not bo withdrawn from Vera Cruz
until a stable government has been es
tablished in Mexico City nnd recogni
tion has been accorded the new gov
ernment. Tho feeling 1b general, however, that
If Carranza gives guarantees to politi
cal offenders as well as the people
generally recognition will bo prompt
ly extended by tho United States and
other nations of Central and South
America, ns well as Europe.
LAWYER IN PLACE OF POWER
For the First Time In HUtory Mex
lean Republic Has a Civilian In
Mexico City. Frnnclsco Carbajal
Is forty-four yearB old, a nallvo of
the stato of Cumpcche, and a lawyer.
Almost ever since the start of his
caroor ho has occupied posts in tho
Judiciary. In tho Madero administra
tion ho was a senator, but relin
quished his poBt to ro-cnter tho su
premo court, of which ho was chief
justice at tho time General Huerta ap
pointed him minister of foreign rela
tions. When General Porflrlo Diaz deter
mined in 1911 to treat with tho Made
ro revolutionists, Senor Carbajal pro
ceeded to Juarez as his commissioner.
Sonor Carbajal has a reputation for
possessing considerable Intellectual
forco and Indopendenco of character.
His demeanor is quiet. He shuns the
exuborance In verbiage and gesticu
lation to which Latln-Ainerlc.uiB are
prone. Ho Is courteous, but a man
of fow words and llttlo given to elabo
Besides, he Is neat and well
groomed In appearance Ills featuroa
Indicate pure European descent, with,
out any odmlxturo of Indian blood.
Altogether ho Is a man who con
voys an Impression of rescrvo power.
Ho is n good man of business.
His probity has never been ques
tioned. He has boen sagacious and
successful in Investments and, while
not rich, Is a man of independent
moans. He Is a man of family.
10 LEAVE COUNTRY
FALLEN DESPOT AND BLANQUET
WILL SAIL ON GERMAN 3HIP.
EX-PRESIDENT NOT CHEERFUL
Crowd of Peons Gather About His
Car but Apparently Not Much
Attraited by His Presence.
Puerto, Mexico. According to tho
latest reports, Ex-presldent Iluerta
and his party expect to leave hero
soon. Generals Huerta and Blanquct,
accompanied by three or four aides,
will sail on tho German cruiser Dres
den. Tho others will go on tho
stoamer Mexico of tho Mexican Navi
gation company, which, it is said, has
boon chartered for this purpose. Tho
presjdential guards will leave for tho
Th refusal of President Carbajal to
let tho fugitive president have the
use of the gunboats Bravo and Zara
gosa, has occasioned undisguised
chagrin, but there appears to be no
remedy. As if to give color, however,
to tho assumption that the govern
ment rcnlly needs these boats, tho
Zaragosa put out to pea, laying her
course In tho direction of Havana.
Ordered to Havana.
The only order tho comander re
ceived was to go to Havana. It waB
reported that the Zaragoza Intended
to pick up at that port somo promi
nent constitutionalists and bring them
to Mexico to enter into personal nego
tiations with tho new provisional
The United Sttaes cruiser, Des
Moines, which has been lying off the
harbor, immediately followed tho
Not In Good Humor.
His humor was-much less cheerful
than at any time since leaving the
capital and those about him treated
him with the greatest consideration.
Mcst of the women and men of the
party left tho cars for luncheon, go
ing to the restaurant of tho local ho
tel. A crowd of perhaps a hundred
peons, men, women and children,
gathered about the car in which Gen
eral Huerta lodged, whillng away the
bours. But It Is doubtful if they were
ittracted as much by the presence of
Huerta, who sat beside an open win
dow, as by the music of a local or
chestra which was stationed along
side the car.
Indus Refused Admission.
Ottawa, Out. A report of the battle
in Vancouver harbor between Cana
dian officials backed by police and a
body of Hindus on tho Japanese
steamship Komagata Mnru has been
received by government officials.
The steamer arrived throe months
ago with 350 Hindus, who "claimed as
British subjects, tho right to land in
Canada. Tho Canadian immigration
officials refused them admission on
tho grounds that they were undesir
able persons. Several times the Hin
dus attempted to reach bhore, but
wero prevented by guard boats which
tho Canadian authorities placed on
watch around the ship.
Strikers Execute Mine Guards.
Fort Smith, Ark. Finding of
charred fragments of tho bodies of
two men In tho ruins of a log cabin
and reports of an attempt to destroy
the surface workings of anothor mine
owned by the Bachc-Dlnman Coal
company wero developments. In the
conflict between strikers and non
union coal minors and other company
employes In the Hartford valley coal
Seventh Bubonic Plague Case. "
Now Orleans, La. The seventh case
of bubonic plnguo was announced
here after health officers had diag
nosed tho enso of Phllomeno Glapoln,
a 15-year-old girl. Tho girl had been
employed by a paper company within
tho original focus of tho disease. Her
home was several blocks away. Tho
girl's condition was said to bo setious.
Balloon Falls Into Trees.
Paris. The balloon Toto, a con
testant In tho grand prlx race organ
ized by tho Aero Club or France,
crashed Into tho trees of the Tullerles
garden, Injuring the pilot, Georges
Blanchet, and his aid, Duval, and
causing a panic among thousands of
spectators. Several persona wore
slightly Injured in tho crash; many
women fainted, others woro overcome
by escaping gas.
Ruins Portrait of Carlyle.
London. A militant suffragette
slashed with a cleaver the portrait of
Thomas Carlylo, painted by Sir John
Millais, nnd hanging In tho National
Handicap On Stave Whisky.
Chicago, 111. The future manufac
ture of whisky from tho staves of
bnrrols In which the liquor hp.d aged
has been handicapped by Federal
Judgo Landls, who dismissed tho suit
of tho Western Extraction Co. against
tho collector of Intornal rcvenuo.
Reverse for Woman Suffrage.
Atlanta, On. An ndvorsa report was
recommended by tho stato senato
committee on tho measure to glvo
Georgia women tho right to vote it
state and county elections.
MAY WATER DRY SPOTS.
Plan On Foot to Irrigate Phelps and
George C. Junkln of Gosper county
formerly secretary of state, conferred
with Stato Engineer D. D. Price In
regard to the proposed plnn of wet
ting down a largo portion of Phelps
and Gosper counties onco or twice a
yenr with flood waters from the.
"Mr. Pease of Denver, representing;
the government "reclamation depart
ment, Is now making a survey," said.
Mr. Junkin,-"'for tho purpose of ascer
taining tho cost of the proposed pro
ject. It will bo cheap If it costs
$3,000,000, becauso at least 70,000
acres of land in tho western part of
Phelps county and Gosper county cnii
bo supplied with water and a much
mora acreage In eastern Phelps and
Kearney counties. The plan-Is not to
irrigate during tho growing season,
but to use tho excess flow of tho.
river to wet tho subsoil before and
after crops aro growli. The water I
to bo conveyed to tho land In ditches,
not upon the surface xf tho land. We
often lack only from four to six Inches
of rain to grow tho best of crops. It
is believed a system of saturating the.
toil would tide over crops in the
driest years without rain or Irriga
tion. The plnn has never been tried
in this country, but we believe the
annual overflow of tho Nile river
proves that the plan will work.
York county has reported a de
crease of $1,325,200 in the actual value
of assessable proporty in that county.
Last year the total assessed, or one
fifth value, was $9,007,353. This year
it is returned by County Assessor H.
G. Hopkins and tho county board at
$8,810,313. The county shows a slight
increase in the value of real estate.
The value of state and national bank
stock In tho county has fallen off
$315,000, actual value. The assessed
value of state banks has dropped from
$33,322 to $12,278 and tho assessed
value of national banks dropped from
$100,349 to $58,022. Thus far York
county has shown the largest de
crease In bank stock listed for assess
ment. The state board will consider
the reduction of bank stocks when it
meets to equallzo values.
The board of educational lands and
funds has decided to reimburse Con
Murray of Hay Springs for a short
age In half a section of land in Sec
tion 3G-22-4G, Sheridan county, which
ho has leased from tho state. A sur
vey shows that it contains 213.86
acres Instead of 320 acres. Tho south
half of the section, leased by Mack
Linden, is also shorL It contains
2G4.18 acres. Tho board will read
just its accounts with these two les
sees by remitting a portion of the
payments still due.
Governor Morehead and others in
terested in tho Merldinn road, which
runs from Winnipeg to Galveston,
met tho promoters of that road, who
aro going over the lino In automobiles,
at the aKnsas state line and accom
panied thorn through tho state to tho
South Dakota line. Tho company,
which is traveling in ten automobiles,
will be accompanied through Kansas
by Governor Hodges and turned over
to Governor Morehead at Chester.
Tho judgment of the dlstrictcourt
of Douglas county is affirmed in a
case brought on appeal by tho Consol
idated Stone company against the
Union Pacific Railroad company on a
judgment secured by the latter for
breach of contract regarding material
used in tho railway compnny's new
building In Omaha. Thero was con
siderable controversy over the qual
ity of stone used and payment was
he'd up. A Hen was filed on the build
ing which the lower court disallowed.
Petitions containing 5,300 names,
and asking that tho name of "Judge
James P. English be placed on tho
Fourth Judicial non-partisan ballot,,
were filed with the secretary of state.
Tho place to be filled Is" the vacancy
created by Judgo Howard Kennedy's
resignation, to become n member of
the stat board of control. Judge Eng
lish was appointed by Governor
Morehead to hold tho place " from
May. 1913, until the present year's
Next November a Junior agricul
tural short course will bo hold in
Madison county. Delegates will bo
sent from Madison, Wayne, Plerco
and Stanton counties. The program
will be under tho auspices of tho
county superintendents, and lecturers
will be sont out from the Nebraska
college of agriculture.
Railway Commissioner Clarke, ac
companied by Rate Clerk U. G. Powell
and representatives from Lincoln,
Hastings nnd Beatrice, will go to Des
Moines to appear boforo an ex
aminer of tho Interstate commorce
commission, in support of tho com
plaint of the Nebraskn railway com
mission against a chango In the clas.
sificntlon which will increase tho
rates on live poultry.
Reports from Sheridan', Box Butto
and Brown counties indlcato that tho
potato crop In the northwestern part
of th estate will be up to tho usual
standard. The vinos aro in healthy
condition, the yield good and the crop
has come through remarkably free
from disease. Sheridan and Box
Butte counties aro close rivals In the
matter of production. Brown county
does not grow as many potatoes, but
manages to turn out an early product
In Scottsbluff county tho potato crop
Is an Important fnetor. Several days
ago thi reports Indicated n good crop.
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