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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
7 ALLIED SHIPS HIT
BRITI8H TORPEDO BOAT REPORT
ED DESTROYED BY TURK8
DURING ATTACK ON FORTS.
GALLIPOLI TOWNS ARE TAKEN
Forces Establish Themselves on Both
Sides of Dardanelles and Force Ad
.vance Heavy Losses Admitted by
the London Admiralty.
Amsterdam, May 3. Tho British
battleships Majestic mid Triumph have
been damaged and forced to withdraw
from tho lighting line, tho Freuch
cruiser Jeanno d'Arc was sot afire by
Turkish shells, an English destroyer
wna sunk and two transports of the
allies wero hit and one of them
beached, nccordlng to tho Turkish of
ficial statement received hero on Fri
day, via Berlin. "
Tho statement follows:
"Sixteen armored cruisers and many
destroyers attacked our advanced bat
teries In tho narrows on Tuesday and
fired thousands of shells on our bat
teries and Infantry positions.
"Thoy wounded a number of sol
diers. "Two transports off Sedd-EI-Bahr
woro ropcatedly struck by our shells
and ono of them was beached. Tho
British battleships Majostic and Tri
umph were damaged and wltbdrow
from tho fighting lino. Our batteries
also damaged tho French cruiser
Jeanne d'Arc, which whs sot on flro.
"Wo also sank an English destroyer
in tho entranco to tho narrows."
London, May 3. Tho town of Mai
dos, llvo miles above tho narrows of
the Dardanelles, has been bombardod
and Is In flames; two towns have been
captured from tho Turks and three
other towns occupied by British, while
a Turkish transport has been sunk, ac
cording to an admiralty report Issuod
Tho report also states that the allies
havo suffered sevoro losses. Flvo hun
dred Turks wero made prisoners fol
lowing an unsuccessful attack at Sari
Balr. Tho allies havo established
themselves on both sides of the Darda
nelles and their successful advance Is
reported by tho admiralty.
RAIL BODY MAKES AWARD
Engineers' and Firemen's Agents Will
Not Sign the Agreement Given
Chicago, May 3. Tho western rail
road arbitration board handed down
Its award on Friday In the caso of GO,-
000 engineers and firemen who had
asked 10 per cent incrcaso In wages
and changes In working conditions.
Representatives on tho board of tho
engineers and firemen rofuscd to sign
tho award. Thoy declared it granted
no increases In wages and that in
many cases wages would bo re
duced lfdt wero not for tho clauso in
tho award that whoro wages aro high
er now, they shall not bo affected.
W. S. Carter contended tho wages
In every engine west of Chicago was
hlghor now than granted by the
award In tho caso of a fow light
engines thoro was a slight increase.
Hero and thero tho onglnemon re
ported a victory. Tho surprlso tests
woro ordered abolished.
"Wo will, tako our medicine," said
GERMANS SHELL U. S. SHIP
Standard Oil Steamer Cashing, Flying
United states Flag, Attacked In
London. May 3. Routers received a
dispatch from Rottordnm on Friday
saying that tho Anlorlcan steamer
Cushllin. from Phlladolnhln. nrrlvM nt
Rotterdam and reports having boon at
tacked by Gorman alrmon in the North
nea Tho airmen propped two bombs,
but no damano was done. Tho dish.
Ing waB flying tho American (lag and
her namo was dtsnlavcd on her sides
In huco lottors. Tho Cushlnc Is owned
by tho Standard Oil company. Tho
Cushlng's cargo consists of 2,491,000
gallons or roiincd petroleum nnd 50,
OUU gallons of lubricating oil.
GERMANS BOMBARD DUNKIRK
One Hundred and Sixty Persons Killed
or Wounded Property Dam-
ago Is Heavy.
Paris, Muy 3. Tho Gorman bom
bardment of Dunkirk Is confirmed In
official statements which dcclaro CO
12-inch shells wero dropped In tho
town. Ono hundred nnd fifty persons,
mostly civilians, wero killed or In
jured. Ono Bhell smashed tho roof of
tho barracks and others caused heavy
damngo to proporty In other sections
of the city, It is believed that tho
GormanB havo some now typo of long-
Zeppelin Races a Train.
Bury St. Edmunds, England, May 3.
Tho German Zoppolln that raided
this district raced neck nnd neck with
a train for ten miles. Tho airship
dropped flvo bombs In an effort to de
stroy tho truln, but all fell wldo.
Washington. May 3. Clmrloa i..
Stephens, thirty-five, of Pittsburgh, wns
Instantly killed In a Baltlmoro & Ohio
freicht wreck, seven miles east of this
city, whon his engine, two tenders and
twelvo freight cars left the rails.
578 PERISH ON SHIP
FRENCH CRUISER TORPEDOED BY
Leon Gambetta Sunk In Ten Minutes
One Hundred and Thirty-six
Rescued by Italian Vessels.
Paris, April 30, Tho French cruiBcr
Leon" Gambetta was Bunk by an Aus
trian submarine, with tho loss of 578
of her crow of 711, In tho Strait of
Otrunto, near tho entranco of tho
Adriatic sea, which was olllclally an
nounced by the ministry of marlno on
Tho oiriclal announcement of tho
"Tho Leon Gambetta was sunk
while cruising off the entrance of tho
Otrnnto canal. All tho high officers
died at their posts. Ono hundred and
thlrty-sK sailors and potty officers
wero saved by Italian boats."
Tho Leon Gambetta had on board a
crow numbering 714 men, Including
twenty-two officers. A majority of the
mon wero asleep nt the tlmo tho cruis
er wub struck. Those saved were vir
tually without clothing. 1
They were taken from tho water In
a pitiful condition. Some woro wound
ed and others wero almost uncon
scious, while all suffered from ex
posure. Tho Gnmbctta parted company
with tho French cruiser Jules Ferry
TucHday night to cross tho Strait of
Otranto, with a vlow to copporatlng
with other French ships In an attempt
to block tho Austrian fleet if It should
seek to leave tho Adriatic.
Tho submarine U-5 launched two
torpedoes against tho Gambetta, both
of which woro effective.
The Austrian submarine U-G which
sunk tho Leon Gambetta was com'
manded by Lieutenant George Rltter
Lamenting the loss of the Leon
Gambetta, tho Temps says:
"Tho cruiser was u valuable unit of
the French navy."
The Leon Gnmbotta was engaged
with other French crulsors In guard
ing the strait to provont the passago
of Austrian submarlnoM toattack tho
allied fleet at tho Dardanelles. The
cruiser displaced 12,410 tons.
Philadelphia, May 1. Viewed from
an economic standpoint, tho great wnr
In Europo should benoflt American In
dustry. This prophecy was mado hore
by William C. Redd old. secretary of
commerce, in an address before the
Arnorlcan Academy of "Political and
Social Science. Ho advocated an
American merchant marlno for tho
transportation of United States prod
ucts. El Paso, Tex., May 1. Villa paper
posos went down to -IV, conts in gold.
This is tho lowest point thoy havo
over rcachod. At ono tlmo after tho
battle of Torreon VIHa pesos wero
worth 35 cents.
Scbastopol, via Potrograd, May 1.
Emperor Nicholas nrrlvod horo today.
TWIN CITIES CASE DECIDED
Interstate Commerce Commission Re
jects Proposals of Railroads East
of Mississippi to Raise Rates.
Washington, April 30. Tho Inter
state commerce commission on
Wednesday rejected tho proposal of
railroads cast of tho Mississippi and
north of the Ohio to establish n 90-
cent Bcale of class rate on rail-lake-
and-rall traffic from Now York nnd tho
east to St. Paul and Minneapolis. Tho
83-cent scale was ordorod to bo main
Tho proposal of tho railroads to
chargo a 28-cent scnlo of differentials
to Minneapolis and St. Paul over tho
rates to Duluth also was rojectod and
a 21-cunt scale ordered maintained.
This means that on traffic from tho
East 21 cents will bo added to the
rate to Duluth on shipments that go
through to St. Paul and Minneapolis
Tho case, known as tho '-Twin Cities
Caso," wub ono of tho moat Important
recently doclded by tho commission, as
It affects a largo volume of traffic over
practically all western railroads.
DYNAMITER OUT ON PAROLE
Attorney General Orders Release of
Henry W. Legleltner, Convicted at
Indianapolis In 1912.
Washington, April 29. Honry W
Logleltnor, ono of tho dynnmltorB con
vlctod at Indianapolis In 1912 lit tho
Ironworkers' conspiracy caso. wob pn
.rolod on Tuesday by Attornoy General
Gregory. Ho was serving n throe
year term nt Leavenworth ponlton
tlnry. Tho warden was tolographod to
relcaso him immediately.
Carnegie Gives $2,700,000.
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 3. It wns an
nouncod at tho Founder's day oxer-
clsos nt tho Carnegie institute that An
drow Carnegie hnd given $2,700,000
moro to tho Institute and tho Curnogl
Instltuto of Technology,
The Macedonia Recaptured.
London, May 3. Tho Gorman sup
ply ship Macedonia, which rocontly
oscapod from Las Palmas, Cnnnry
iBlands, has boon roenptured. Official
announcement to this effect was mado
by tho British admiralty.
HUGE Rl TAX LAID
BRITAIN CURB3 LIQUOR DRINK
ING AND INCREASES EFFI
CIENCY. MEASURE BY LLOYD-GEORGE
Chancellor's Law Will Practically
Wipe Out the Traffic In Intoxicants
About Shipbuilding Yards and
London, May 1. Chancellor Lloyd
Georgo on Thursday night submitted
tho government's liquor program to
tho house of commons nnd Immediate
ly moved that Its most Impartant pro
vision, an lncreaso of $3.93 per proof
gallon in tho duty on whlr.ky, brandy
and gin, should be adopted at once,
and put Into effect immediately.
"It Is necessary to pawn this resolu
tion tonight," ho explained, "In or
dor to prevent tho withdrawal of spir
its from bond."
Tho house divided. It was tho first
division since tho beginning of tho
war. Lloyd-Georgo's victory, however,
was complete. Tho resolution was
carried by a vote of 89 to 5.
Tho former duty on spirits was 10
shillings a proof gallon. The bill adds
15 shillings and 9 pence a gallon,
moro than doubling tho tax. Tho
taxes on other alcoholic drinks aro
increased in proportion.
Tho government Is to control tho
sale of all liquor in areas where war
material Is produced and where ship
ping is carried on. The present pub
lic houses In these areas are to be re
formed or, In many cases, put out of
business. Hours of salo will bo re
stricted and the use of light and non
intoxicating drinks will, bo encour
aged. Financial sufferers are to bo
Thus ends ono of tho bitterest and
most Interesting campaigns ever
waged In Englnnd. That it has been
a source of serlpus embarrassment to
tho government was Indicated by the
chancellor in his speech.
"Tho task of finding a solution to
tho drink problem Is the worst that
could ' possibly befall a minister," ho
said in introducing the bill. "After
17 weeks of work on tho problem I
am prepared to take a pledge never
touch drink again politically.
"Nothing but real necosslty," ho
continued, "has driven tho govern
ment to submit these proposals. The
consideration of the question was
forced upon us by tho officials who
aro responsible for tho output of war
material. When the time comes to
drlvo tho enemy out of Flanders and
France, tho expendlturo of ammuni
tion must be' on a scale unprece
dented in any war. Tho reports
showed that the drink ovil was large
ly responsible for our falluro to pro
duce material and ammunition as fast
as wo should.
In tho shipyards tho slackness
was so great as to causo sorlouB anx
iety to tho Hoot commanders.
Lloyd-Georgo then outllnod tho pro
posed moasuro as statod abovo. Ho
estimated that the now duties on
beer would produco $H000,000 of rev
enue and that the duties on wines
would produco $7,500,000.
VIRS. AST0R ENGAGED, REPORT
C. H. Mackay Pays Marked Attention
to Widow Will Lose $250,000 a
Year If She Marries Again.
Washington, May 1. Rumor of a
possible engagement between Clar
ence H. Mackay, president of tho
Postal Telograph company, and Mrs.
John Jacob Astor, which wero start
ed In Now York city, havo been re
newed by tho visit horo of Colonel
Astor's widow with Mrs. J. E. Wld
onor of Philadelphia. Mackay and a
group of friends.
Colonel Astor, who was ono of tho
victims of the Titanic disaster, pro
vided In his will that If his widow
married again sho should lose tho in
como from $5,000,000, or $250,000 a
year, loft In trust for her.
ITALY CALLS ENVOYS TO MEET
Big War Conference to Be Held at
Rome Important Decision Is
Rome, Italy (via Pans). Anrll 29.
'I no Italian ambassadors at Paris. Lnn
don, Vienna and Borlln havo been
summoned to Rome to confer with
Foreign Minister Sonnlno. In Ron
mis action Is regarded as nrcllmlnurv
to tho announcement of n ornvn nmi
Important decision on tho part of tho
Italian govornmont. Slcnor Tlttnni
tho ambassador to Franco, reached
Rome. IlOjloft this city only a fort
night ago for Paris, Marchosl CarlnMi
ambassador to Potrograd, will not
como back becauso of tho distance
and tho difficulties of travel, but
messenger has been sent hlin.
Train Hits Auto; Two Dead.
Loulsvlllo, Ky May 3. Legardo
Holland, twonty-llvo, nnd Rodorlck
Sherrnrd, forty-ono, woro killed when
an I. C. train struck their mitnmniiit
which hnd become stalled on tho track
whon tho onglno went dond.
Killed In Auto Accident.
Pittsburgh. Pn.. May 3. Dr. J. w
Phillips was killed and throe othors
woro Injured, two nrobnhlv fntniiv
when a small runabout In which they
woro driving nt a lively clip over
turned In Grant Boulovard.
ALLIES HALT GERMANS
KAI8ER'8 THIRD DRIVE TOWARDS
French Recapture the Town of Llzerno
and Take Summit of Hartmanns
London, April 29. The kaiser's
third drlvo for Calais has been stopped
and stopped short. German attacks
on Yprcs havo been repulsed andf
tho allies havo taken tho offensive
French troopB have retaken Het Sas
on tho Ypres canal, tho British, war
ofllco announced. Tho English aro
progressing In an offensive movement
near St. Jullcn, three miles northeast
of Ypres. The Belgian legation an
nounces the recupturo of Lizerne, an
other town on tho canal.
Tho summit of Harttnannsweller
Kopf, which had been taken by tho
German's .Monday morning, was re
taken by the French in tho evening.
Ro-enforcements rushed to the allies
havo permitted them to regain consid
erable of tho ground lost in tho first
furious attacks of tho German army.
Berlin, April 29 (by wireless). Li
zerne, head of tho German wedgo on
tho west bank of tho Ypres canal and
half a mile from tho canal, has been
evacuated by tho German troops. This
s admitted In a report from tho gen
The now German lines about Ypres
are being held firmly, tho report ndds,
tho attacks of the British troops upon
tho positions captured there having
completely broken down. In these
attacks tho British forces suffered
French attacks at Hartmannsweller
Kopf, in tho Argonne, at Combres and
near Allly failed, the general staff as
serts, whllo tho German troops gained
further success on tho Meuso heights
and In Prlestwald (LePretro forest).
URKS CLAIM BIG VICTORY
Berlin Hears Ottoman Troops Cap
tured Twelve Thousand Prisoners
Near Dardanelles Forts.
Berlin, April 30. Hall! Bey, former
president of the Turkish parliament,
who Is now in Berlin, received a tele
gram from Constantinople on Wednes
day stating that 8,000 French and Brit
ish soldiers had been driven to tho sea
nnd that 12,000 had been captured by
tho Turks as a result of the attempt of
tho allies to land forces to attack tho
A British admiralty announcement
issuod nt London states that the allied
troops havo established themselves
across the Galllpoli peninsula. They
havo beaten off all attacks and aro
Constantinople, April 30 (via Am
sterdam). Tho war minister has
sent the following report to tho sul
'Gen. Llmnn von Sanders tele
graphs that tho center and right wing
of the enemy's army has been com
pletely defeated. Ho hopes the left
wing will undergo tho same fato."
ROOSEVELT ENDS ESTIM0NY
Colonel Talked for Forty-nine Hours
Name of Gov. Charles S. Whit
Syracuse, N. Y., April 30. Tho namo
of Gov. Charles S. Whitman was
brought Into tho Barnes-Roosevelt
$50,000 libel suit just before Colonel
Roosovelt completed his talking mar
athon of approximately forty-nine
Whitman, whllo district attorney of
New York county, on February 19,
1914, wrote a lotter to Charles II
Duell, Jr., formerly of Syracuse, do
clarlng In effect that thero should bo
n reuniting of Progressives and Pro
gresslve Republicans and all good citi
zens to rid tho stnto of boss rulo.
When Colonel Roosovelt finished his
record-breqklng testimony he had
been on tho stand seven court days
nnd part of two other days, making
a total of almost fifty hours.
1 DEAD, 50 INJURED IN CRASH
Cars on Electric Road Collide Near
Fremont, O. Coaches Set Afire
Fremont, O., Mny 1. Two cars on
tho Lako Shore Electric railway col
lided on a single track four miles east
of this city on Thursday, killing a wom
an and Injuring 50 persons, 15 serious
ly. A woman nbout eighty years old,
whoso identity has not been estab
lished,, died at a privato rosldenco In
Clyde from a fractured skull. F. It.
Baldwin, Toledo, waB hurt probably
fatally. Mrs. N. Belknap. Bay City.
Mich., hurt Internally.
Both cars wero set aflro In tho col
lision. Tho badly wounded passengers
woro dragged out by thoso who es
caped serious Injury.
Huerta Buys Real Estate.
Now York, May 1. Vlctorlano Hu
erta evidently hns greutor faith In
Now York real estate than in that of
his own country, for tho former chlof
of Mexico has Invested $300,000, Mex
ican pionoy, in Harlem apartments.
Destroys Allies Transport.
Constantinople (via Borlln and Am
sterdam), May 1. Destruction of an
allied transport oft Galllpoli peninsula
nnd defeat of tho. British forces land
ed at Gaba Topch aro tho chlof fea
tures of an official statement.
OIL TANK STEAMER ATTACKED
OFF SCILLY ISLAND8.
TWO SEAMEN ARE DROWNED
Report Dstructlon of American
Craft Stirs Washington
London. The American oil tank
steamer Gulfllght, which sailed from
Port Arthur, Texas, April 10 for
Rouen, Franco, has been torpedoed
off" the Scllly Islnnds, nccordlng to a
dispatch received by tho Central
Tho captain of tho Gulfllght, nc
cordlng to tho samo advice, died of
heart failure as a result of tho shock.
Two seamen Jumped overboard and
Tho other members of tho ' crew
were taken off by a patrol boat and
landed. The vessel waB towed Into
Crow sound nnd benched.
Stir in Official Circles.
Washington, D. C Press reports
of tho torpedoing of tho American
steamer Gulfllght and tho Iosb of her
captain and somo members of the
crew created n stir in official circles
hero, where the seriousness of tho
occurrence was everywhere admitted.
If first reports are borne out, tho
nttack on the Gulfllght constitutes
the first caso of an American ship
struck by a torpedo with the conse
quent loss of lives. Two American
vessels have boon sunk by mines, the
responsibility for which never has
hern fixed, and ono Amerlcnn, Leon
C. Thresher, was drowned when tho
British ship Fnlalm was torpedoed.
It was generally recalled that In
tho note sent by tho United States to
Germany In answer to Germany's
proclamation of a war zone around
the British Isles and Ireland, tho
Washington government stated that
It would holdthe German government
"to 'a strict accountability" for the
loss of any American lives or vessels,
(ho phraseology being so drawn ( as
to cover attacks on belligerent vessels
on which Americans were traveling.
6,000 Canadians Loct at Yprss.
Ottawa, Canada. Casualties among
the Canadian contingent In the fight
ing at YpreB are now reported to
havo ben nearly G.O00. Of these,
2,000 are renorted missing, the miss
ing being chiefly tho 13th and 14th
battalions of Montreal Highlanders,
each 1,000 strong.' It Is stated that
700 officers and men were killed and
3.C00 wounded. Tho totals thus given
would Indicate that moro than one
fourth of tho 21,000 men In tho di
vision were put out of action.
Two Deaths In Storm.
Sioux .City, la. Two men are dead
and thousands of dollars worth of
property lost in a storm that swept
this section Sunday. James Dunning,
Parker, S. D., wns killed by a North
western train as ho was crossing tho
tracks in a blinding rain, and Lars
Fries, for forty years n resident of
this county, was drowned in a creoK
near Bronson, made a torrent by
heavy rains. Fruit trees were strip
ped of small limbs and blossoms,
lionw loss resulting. Plate glass win
. iIowh In Sioux Cltv nnd surrounding
towns wero broken, with hundreds or
Tornado Destroys Property.
Fullerton. Neb. Leaving dostruc
Hon in it's wake, a tornado Saturday
night crossed Nance county from
pouthwest to northeast. Many build
ings were wrecked, telephone lines
aro down, but only one cnsuallty was
reported. Clarence Scarlett, a farmer
living ten miles west of Fullerton,
wns inlnred. '
Considering the terrific force of tho
storm and the amount of damage
dono, It is considered remar.uible that
tho nnlv iniurv renorted was to Liar
once Scarlett, who was only slightly
Inlnred by a flying tlmbor. The dam
ugo to property will amount to over
ten thousand dollars.
Hall in St. Louis.
St. Louis. Hailstones as largo ai
baso balls were hurled upon scattered
sections of Missouri in a storm which
wub referred to ns the worst in n
coneratlon In reports from tho dam
ntreil towns. Tho damage to crop3
nnd live stock will run into thousands
Lincoln Man Appointed.
Washington, D. C Richard Hap
greaves of Lincoln, sou-lnlnw or bee
rntnrv of Stato Bryan, hns been np
pointed to a clerical position with the
comptroller of currency.
Middles Will Go Through Canal.,
Washington. Tho Panama-Pacific
exposition nt San Francisco will bo
Mm nhtactivo nolnt of a 10.000-mllo
crulso of tho Annnpolls midshipmen
this year. Thoy leave Annapolis Juno
G and return August 3 on battleship
Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Fire Men Go Vlsltlna: Town Burns.
Solma, Cal. Tho Selma firo depart
mont went on a snoclal train to Fres
no to nnnenr In tho Raisin day
parade. Whllo It was away firo caused
damago estimated nt about $50,000.
OF INTEREST TO ALU
Alliance Is to havo a Country club.
Work on tho Farmers' bank of
Crnlg lion bcon started.
Is not serious, but the tower is
wreck and tho bell damaged.
Tho cornerstono for the new city
hall at Genova has boon laid.
Tho new Crnwford city hall, erected
nt a cost of $12,000,' has been opened.
J. D. Anderson has been elected
mnnnger of tho Syracuse baseball
Theodore Nelson of Nehawka waB
seriously Injured by being kicked by
Tho business mon of Pender havo-
raised about $1,000 to support n base
Otto Wrioth of Omaha has just
opened a new hardware store at
Work has begun on tho excavation
for tho $250,000 addition to Lincoln's
Work has commenced on tho new
$35,000 building for the state tuber
culosis hospital at Kearney.
Tho twenty-fifth annual meeting of
the Nebraska Academy of Sciences
wll bo held at Lincoln May 31.
More automobiles licenses wero is
sued by Secretary of State Pool lnst
week than any previous week Blnce
autos were invented.
Elbert Moren, living near Johnson,
suffered a broken arm and Internal
Injuries when two teams and a wagon
load of oats ran over him.
The Rt. Rev. Richard Scannoll,
bishop of Omaha, will administer th
rito of confirmation to a very largo
class at West Point on May 10.
Tho now Methodist bell tower.
erected a month ago at Ord, fell
after having been struck by a run
away horse. Damago to tho building
A $200 diamond brooch pin, lost by
Miss Eflle Yager In front of her homo
In Hastings, was crushed by an au
tomobile nnd Its valuo as a pin de
stroyed. Tho barn of E. N. BoyleB, living
near tho Wyoming line, northwest of
Harrison, was burned; together with
four horses, two mules, a cow, har
ness, hay and grain.
Attorney General Reed hao an
nounced the appointment of Ed. P.
Slmth of Omaha to appear for the
state and the railway commission In
defense or order No. 19, the class
The Alliance Commercial club has
shipped in 2,000 trees, paying tho
freight and selling them for less than
cost .More trees will bo planted
thero this year than In any five pre
While working about the railroad
yards at Unadllla, Max Schrelnor,
manager of the Farmers' elevator,
stepped on a Bplke that ran nearly
through his foot, causing a very pain
William O'Brien of Pllger, has
received by exxpress a black bear
from Nyssa, Ore. The bear was cap
tured when a small cubj by Wlllard
Dnvlson, formerly of Pllger. It is
now one year old and quite tame.
An Iron staple, approximately an
Inch an a quarter long and half an
Inch across, which S. C. Hawthorne
of Lincoln swallowed over two years
ago, was removed from his left lung
during the first part of this month.
Adjutant Trimble at Lincoln ha3
jecolved an Invitation from the town
of Aurora asking for tho state en
campment of the Grand Army of tho
Republic for 1916. The encampment
this year Is at MInden, May '18, 19,
20 and 21.
Ono of the most shocking acci
dents in tho history of Allianco occur
red when Vern Lyon, tho nine-year-old
boy of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Scott,
had his leg literally torn off at tho
knee as ho was attempting to climb
onto the rear of a buggy.
A twelve acre plot In tho west part
of Hastings has been leased by tho
school board for experimental agricul
tural purposes upon the part of school
boys, who will bo nlloted one-eight
of an aero each. Eighteen boys en
gaged in tho experimental work last
year. One lad sold $18 worth of his
Probing preliminary to a grand
jury investigation is being carried on
at Hastings. According to Deputy
Attorney Genoral Barrett, the Inves
tigation promises many sensational
Whllo riding In a carryall with her
husband and family, Mrs. Phillip
Volmer, who resides ten miles from
Mernn, fell from the back of the ve
hicle to the ground and broke her
neck. She lived but half an hour
after tho accident
Tho state board of control has ar
ranged that between 1,500 and 1.C00
loads of sand and cement, needed for
the permanent roadway which will be
constructed on tho Lincoln highway
nenr the Kearney Industrial school,
wll bo haued by tho boys there. Tho
sand' will be takon from the Platte.
Thousands of horses aro being gath.
ered at Grand Island for the wnrrlng
nations of Europe.
Colonel A. B. Porsinger, who re
sides near Chappoll, had twenty head
of 2-year-old steers struck by light
ning and killed. Tho cattle woro
worth ovor $1,000.
It Is expected that 200 women from
various parts of tho country will bo
In Omaha May 8 to 13 In attendanco
upon the blonnlal convention of the
Woman's Homo and Foreign Mission
ary society of tho general synod of
tho Lutheran church.
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