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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
PITDME OF EVENTS
'PARAGRAPHS THAT PERTAIN TO
ARE SHORT BUT INTERESTING
Grief Mention of What Is Transpiring
In Various Sections of Our Own
and Foreign Countries.
England agreed to permit 10,000
-bales of American cotton to reach
Germany, It Is said, will be ablo to
placo eighteen army corps in the field
by the end of July. Theso will bo
mostly of the second category of tho
If allies have induced American
soldiers to desert and eullst in Brit
ish army, war and justice depart
ments don't know It.
Tho Allan liner Scandinavian, has
reached England with reinforcements
for the Fifty-seventh (French Cana
dian), regimont on board.
The closing of the German-Swiss
"frontier is taken as an indication that
the Germans are sending large rein
forcements to the French front.
The British steamship Dcmas was
sunk by a submarine off the Scilly
Islands. The second officer of the ves
sel was killed. The rest of the crew
The old British torpedo boat de
stroyer Lightning, the British ad
miralty announces, has been sunk by
-a mine or torpedo, fifteen members
of the crew being lost.
The Norwegian bark Kotka was
.sunk off Fastnet by the gunfire of a
German submarine. Twelve men of
the crew were landed at Qucenstown
after being six hours in lifeboats.
Tho captures by the Austro-Hun-Karian
armies in their operations for
the month of June numbered 191,521
efllcers and men and vast supplies of
munitions, according to the latest of
ficial communications from Berlin
General Erich von Falkenhayn,
chief of staff of the German army,
"has been appointed honorary colonel
of eight Austrian infantry regimentr
by Emperor Francis Joseph In recog
nition of his services in the Gallcian
The Stockholm correspondent of
the Morning Post sends tho follow
ing: The Germans seized the Swed
ish coasting steamer "Drottning
Sophia," with passangers and a gen
oral cargo in tho Baltic and took her
The Italians, in their Austrian cam
paign, are now coming up to the more
stivmgly fortified positions held by
tho Austrians. Their operations have
"been hampered by weather conditions
In the Tyrol, while along the Isonzo
front their numerous attneks, though
1n some instances yielding them small
sains, have been in large measure
held In check by the Austrian guns.
Spokane Wash., ten-passenger auro
buses sell 100 tickets for $3.50.
Lieutenant Commander E. H. Dodu,
United States navy, appointed Pacific
coast radio superintendent.
Governor Dunne vetoes or changos
thirty-five bills passed by Illinois leg
islature and saves '$2,275,000.
Archbishop Quigley of Chicago, Is
"being kept alive by stimulants at
bi other's home in Rochester, N. Y.
State department Issues warning
that it is easy to enter but difficult
to leave South American countries
Marriages performed In other states
In violation of Illinois laws aro void
under a bill approved at Springfield
"by Governor Dunne. The law also
makes Illegal marriages performed in
Illinois contrary to the statutes of
tho state in which the contracting
In an effort to bring the 16,000
utrlklng carpenters of Chicago .to
terms, the big Edward Hines Lumber
company hereafter will deliver no
materials. Similar action will bo tak-
on by brick manufacturers.
Chicago citizens paid Into tho In
ternal revenue collector's office $1,
023,520.35 income taxes. Tho recolpts
for tho month, Including corporation
.and individual Income taxes and all
ordinary revenue taxes, were $5,152,
8l65, according to the collector, in
contrast to $5,856,134.64 June, 1914.
'lo give 1,000 children n country
tome, Mrs. Emma J. Mollette, phil
anthropist, of Oakland, Cal., is pre
paring to purchase an immense ranch
in this county where she will act as
mother to the brood.
Governor Capper appoints Mrs. Ji
M. Miller of Council Giovo as mem
ber of Kansas board of correction.
Sir Edward Grey, British foreign
secretary, returned to London after
vacation necessitated by eye trouble,
and will resume duties soon.
Convicted of treason, Gonoral Bn
rend Wcssols, ox-member of the Un
ion defenso council, was sentenced to
flvo years' imprisonment and fined
Governor Whitman declined to com
mute the death sentenco of Charles
Becker, the former New York pollco
lieutenant, convicted of the murdor of
Herman Rosenthal. '
A searching Judicial Investigation
has been ordered following the arrest
at Toklo, Japan, of two members of
tho houso of representatives on
charges of political corruption.
Miss Elizabeth Fellows, 68 years
old, widow of John It. Fellows, ono
time district attorney of New York,
was burned to death when her cloth
ing caught flro from a gas range.
Alfred C. Kennedy, one of the most
prominent of Omaha's business men,
widely known for his activity in pub
lic affairs, died at his home, July 1, af
ter a lingering Illness, at tho age
Evelyn Nesblt Thaw has refused to
honor the subpoena served on her
summoning her to Now York to testi
fy at tho proceedings to determine
the sanity of her husband, Harry K.
Leo M. Frank might have been a
free man If his lawyers had asked for
a pardon, former Governor Slaton de
clared. Ho addod that as no such re
quest had been made he did not feel
at liberty to pardon Frank.
The trial of Porter Charlton, for
mer Omaha youth, charged with the
murder of his bride at Lake Como,
Italy, probably will bo postponed
from July 4 until autumn, tho court
chancellor has announced.
The Gothenburg National bank hns
gone Into voluntary liquidation in
charge of E. F. Dcutzenheiser and
will bo succeeded by the Gothenburg
State bank. This is the sixteenth na
tional bank in Nebraska which has
voluntarily surrendered Its national
charter since July 1, 1914.
Harvest of the bumper wheat crop
is on in parts of southern Kansas,
and by July 1 the hum of tho binder
and header will be heard throughout
the state providing no more rain
falls. Kansas won't even celebrate
the Fourth,, because 138,700,000 bush
els of wheat, worth $138,700,000, must
bo harvested. Sunday will look liko
any other day until the job Is done.
Statewide prohibition was in effect
in Alabama July 1. Every saloon and
dispensary in the state wns closed
June 30. The transition was ac
complished with marked quiet and or
derliness. Tho saloons were closed
under the previsions of tho Morrltt
Denson bills, enacted Into law In
January. Tho measures are almost
duplicates of those enacted more than
four years ago.
For the first time in many years ad
mission to a big league game here
was free today when tho Brooklyn
club of the Federal leaguo gave a
fans' day. President Robert B. Ward
engaged a band for the game with tho
Chicago club this afternoon.
Tho Des Moines Westorn leaguo
baseball club sold George Mogridge,
a left-hand pitcher, to tho New York
Americans, for delivery In September
at the close of tho Western leaguo
season. Mogrldgo Is leading the
league at the present tlmo with thir
Alex Aberg, Greco-Roman wrest
ling champion of tho world, and Wal
dek Zbyszko, tho Polish giant, met In
a title match In New York. After
wrestling for three hours and thirty
flvo minutes without a fall they
agreed to call the match a draw. Dur
ing tho last half hour both contest
ants frequently dropped from ex
The war dopartmont has bought for
$50,000 nineteen thousand acres of
land at Tobyhanna, Pa., for a field ar
tillery target range for both militia
and regular troops.
A now Insicticlde, "para-dlchloro-benzne,"
has been tested with favor
ablo results by tho department of
agriculture. It is non-imflammablo
and inexpensive, deadly to insects,
harmless to humans and possesses no
Tho Interstate commerce commis
sion postponed until September 20 the
hearing on proposed Increases in
fright rates in western territory. The
hearings wero to have begun July 19
Official announcement of the great
est favorable trado balance in the
nation's history more than a billion
dollars for a current year ending at
midnight, Juno 30, was mado at the
department of commerce it exceeds
by nearly $400,000,000 tho best previ
fob ninn sunny
GOVERNOR APPOINTS JULY 18 A8
NEWS OF THE STATE HOUSE
Items of General Interest Gathered
From Reliable Sources at
tVestern Newspaper Union News Kervlce.
Governor Morohcad has issued a
proclamation for "Purity Sunday,"
tvhlch reads as follows:
"In compliance with a request from
tho World's Purity federation, whose
object is to further and incroaso tho
Interests of the people in social, civic
and moral welfare and for tho sup
pression of public vice, such as tho
white slave traffic,' and kindred
evils, I tako pleasure in naming Sun
day, the eighteenth day of July, 1915,
is 'Purity Sunday.
"Wo canuot Intelligently go too far
In the direction of the conservation
of the morals of our citizens. Tho
subjects discussed on the day indi
cated should be of a nature that will
tend to create, fortify and perpetuate
a high moral standard in tho home,
and to Impress on those who havo
tho management of public affairs, the
necessity of a strict enforcement of
law. Our state stands pro-eminent In
Its high rato of literacy and Is second
to none In Its moral, social and reli
gious life, and will not bo backward
In using every laudable means to in
crease these conditions."
"I have no doubt but that our
churches, and in fact all societies
whose object it is to better the race,
will be interested In making tho day
fruitful by oncouraglng all to do the
best they can to secure to the pres
ent and future generations, a guar
antee that every child shall by birth
and education, be free as possible
from any taint that would hinder It
In the race of life."
"JOHN H. MOREHEAD.
Will Buy a Carload of Salmon
Tho board of control has decided to
purchaso a carload of whole salmon,
barreled in brine, for the use of state
institutions during next winter and
spring. It will placo the order for fall
delivery. The carload will probably be
shipped to Lincoln, and redistributed
from, there to tho various institutions.
A trial was mado last winor by pur
chasing a few barrels of tho salmon
for the Insane hospitals at Lincoln and
Hastings. The fish can bo freshened
and then baked, broiled or fried. It
proved to be a popular feature of tho
bill of fare at both places.
A quantity of canned salmon for the
Institutions has just been bought by
the board of control for Immediate use.
Two kinds wero offered, one being the
"Alaska red" and tho other a medium
red. The board chose the former at
$1.48 per dozen large-sized cans, as
against $1.21 for the other variety.
May Pay In Lump Sum
If an employee, working under tho
employer's liability act. shall die by
reason of injuries received while at
work, tho district court may In its
discretion order tho employer to pay
to tho dependents or personal repre
sentatives of deceased in a lump sum
tho present worth of the various sums
which upon such death accrue to the
dependents of deceased. This Is tho
holding of Judge Stewart of tho dis
trict court, just rendered in tho caso
of Rachel M. Bailey vs. the United
States Fidelity & Guaranty company
and W. A. Apperson, which was ar
gued and submitted to the court sev
eral days ago.
Wants State to Make Them
C. W. Pool, secretary of state, has
submitted to the board of control a
plan for tho establishment of a now
Industry at the penitentiary. Ho is of
tho opinion that tho stato could make
a big profit manufacturing automobile
numbers. At present tho numbers aro
purchased from an eastern firm at 8
cents each. This year, tho first under
tho new registration law, Mr. Pool will
buy about 50,000 numbers. Next year
about 70,000, exclusive of motorcycle
numbers, will bo needed, inasmuch as
this year many secured numbers under
the old law before the new went Into
Should Be Registered.
An opinion prepared by Assistant
Attorney General Roe modifies an
opinion written by a former attorney
general holding that camphor, glycer
ine, and similar substances could be
sold only by registered pharmacists.
Tho opinion was asked for by a mem
ber of the stato board of pharmacy.
As to formaldehyde, which Is said to
be a poison, but used as a germicido
and disinfectant, tho attorney gener
al's department says If It Is of such
potency as a poison that It should evi
dently bo classed with poison
Probably the largest amount of
money over taken in at any one timo
by tho state treasurer of Nebraska
will como into Treasurer Hail's hands
July 1. when tho stato of Idaho pays
over $330,500, with nccruod interest,
on a part of its bonds which wero pur
chased ton years ago as an investment
for tho educational trust funds of Ne
braska. At tho same tlmo these bonds aro
redeemed, Treasurer Hall will collect
approximately $100(000 from semi-annual
coupons on other bonds owned by
the state of Nebraska. Most of these
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRA8KA
A farmers' uulon has been organ
ized at Murdock.
Tho southwest Nebraska fair will bo
held at Maywood in October.
President Wilson has appointed F.
O. Covar as postmaster at Schuyler.
The Falrbury summer normal school
has Just closed a three weeks' terra.
Edith Yost, u twonty-yoarold Wy
moro girl, suicided by taking poison.
According to returns of tho assessor
thore aro 1,093 pianos In York county.
Nearly $4,000 in pursea will bo of
fered at the West Point race meet noxt
Brownvillo tho center of tho straw
berry bolt In southeast Nebraska
shipped nearly 10,000 cases of berries
C. P. McRoss of Falrbury had an
arm broken whllo trying to brldlo an
The farmers union picnic at Lyons
Saturday was well attended and every
body had a good time.
West Point claims tho best half
inilo race track In tho Btate and tho
finest wntor in the world.
Lincoln bank clearlngB for last week
showed an Increase of 17.7 per cent
over tho same week a year ago.
Tho churches of Beatrice will hold
Sundny evening services at Athletic
park during the summer months.
After six years servico, C. M. Barr
has tendered his resignation as super
intendent of tho Hastings schools.
Over 100 majority was given tho
$50,000 intersection paving bond prop
osition at Hasting's special election.
William Rothrock, an aged blind
man, sustained serious injuries when
ho fell into an nreaway at Omaha.
W. L. Auld, a rcsldont of Omaha has
presented tho city of Lincoln a tract
of fifteen acres, to be converted into a
Falrbury will establish a rock pile
for the benefit of Weary Willies who
attempt to make that city a stopping
Pawnc county commissioners are
running three crcwB on bridge work,
replacing steel structures torn out by
Martial airs and patriotic music
wero barred from Lincoln schools dur
ing the past year as a result of tho
R. F. Curtis, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.
M. Curtis of Tecumsoh, wns with
Canadian troops at tho recent engage
ment of Ypr-cs.
Thursday's basoball game at Lin
coln with Topeka resulted in a draw
at the fourteenth inning, tho score
standing 4 to 4.
Ninety-nine pupils of tho Polk county
eighth grade schools received diplo
mas at tho commencement exercises
at Osceola last week.
Seven thousand visitors Sunday nft
ernoon and evening attended tho open
ing of Electric park, tho new amuse
mont resort of Lincoln.
Scott Wall of Fremont thinks ho
has tho most diminutive horso on
earth. It stands 22 x 32 Inches, is fully
developed and four years old.
Chester James, who Is alleged to
have stolen a team of blind horses
near Humboldt, wns adjudged InBano
and Bent to tho asylum at Lincoln.
Ovor 2,500 people attended tho an
nual picnic at the German Lutheran
orphans' homo at Fremont. At ono
timo 400 automobiles wero parked at
Ira Woten, nineteen year old cowboy
leaped from tho fifth story of tho
Savoy hotel at Lincoln and landed on
the roof of an adjoining building es
caping with a few bruises.
An explosion in the oil house of
tho A. B. A. Company at Lincoln blew
tho roof a hundred feet into tho air.
Hard work of tho flro department nar
rowly averted a disastrous confla
gration. Mrs. Charlotte Damme of Berger,
Mo., who Is visiting relatives at Tecum
sell, probably enjoys the distinction of
having more relatives in ono county
In Nebraska than any Inhabitant in
the state. She has 400 relatives living
In Otoo county.
Tho corner Btono of tho now manual
training school at Peru normal will
bo laid July 5.
Mayor Madgott of Hastings Is deter
mined to stop "punch board" gambling
and merchants have been notified to
discontinue their use.
The corner stone of tho now $10,000
library building at Broken Bow wns
laid last week, under tho auspices of
tho Masonic grand lodge.
The first public market day of tho
Lincoln Garden club, composed of
children of tho city schools, was a
success from every standpoint, and it
Is thought It can bo perpetuated.
Seven farmers of tho Dlllor vlolnlty
marketed over 4,500 bushels of wheat
tho first part of last week.
A rifle rango for tho use of tho
North Platto rifles nnd several now
buildings are to bo constructed at the
state experimental substation near that
city, according to tho action of tho
hoard of university regents.
Tho Tecumseh school board has se
cured the services of Clarenco Wober
as agricultural Instructor in tho high
school for noxt year. Wober Is a
graduate of tho Tecumsoh high school
and also of tho agricultural college at
Fred Moyor wns klled when ho fell
from tho lnndlng of a rooming houso
stairway at Lincoln to tho paving bo
low, alighting on his head and crush
ing his skull.
George RoBontrater, a farmer living
southwest of Callaway, may dlo of In
juries sustained when he became on
tnngled in tho bolt of a gasoline en
gine. Nebraska is on tho evo of ono of tho
biggest wheat harvests in Its history,
according to Lincoln grain mon, who
estimate that tho crop will run between
eight and ton million bushels ovor tho
BEGINNER MUST 60
(By FnfeD A. SOTTEU.)
Would a man raising breeding homers
for salo offer a single pair to another
If half tho fabulous tales of profit wero
truoT Most assuredly not.
A pair of mated homers can bo
rnlsed to maturity, that In n breeding
age, from squabs for a certain fixed
sum, varying from two to three dollars
per pair, depending upon tho locnllty
and tho number or pnlrs rnlsed at ono
tlmo. Whon birds aro offered for snlo
at a lowor prlco than nbovo stated
look for tho "nigger In the woodpllo,"
for ho Is suro to bo thore.
Thoro are many roputablo firms sell
ing and raising mated homers, but
thoro aro many dlBroputablo oiiob, bo
tho beginner must go Blowly or else
learn by experience to pick tho good
from tho bad breeders this often at
tho cost of mnny dollars.
Tho guaranties offered by so-called
squab companies aro often misleading
nnd It has been proved In tho United
States courts It la sometimes very
difficult to prove a misrepresentation
oven when everybody is morally cer
tain that fraud wns intended.
Consider well your own ability nnd
pocketbook beforo putting a single
dollar Into breeding homers.
Raising squabs for market never did
nor ovor will mnko a mnn wealthy,
without ho puts every ounco of busi
ness ability ho possesses Into tho
work. If ho oxpectB to feed his stock
or havo It fed for him threo times
dally and then, nt Btatod periods,
gather tho squabs, Boll them and pock
et tho money, putting In his time toll
lug his friends about his Bquab farm.
EXPENSIVE FENCES ABOUT POULTRY YARD
Poultry Farm 8howlng Houces to Accommodate Twenty-Five Birds on Each
Side, With Lots Set Out In Young Applo Trees and Corn Growing Be
tween the Rows.
ny R. a. "WTSATHErtSTONK.)
Fences about tho poultry yards mean
an outlay of money, and thla outlay
is moro or less continuous, as they
must bo maintained after being in
stalled. Thoro should bo as fow fences
as possible dividing tho lots and tho
yards, as land can bo kept "Bwoet"
moro easily If not fonced, and fresh,
aweot land is a valuable asset in poul
On good soil, a greensward may bo
kopt up by allowing 200 to 250 squaro
foot of land per bird. This inoaus 217
or 174 birds por aero. Moro spaco
is necessary on poor or light land. A
larger number of fowls aro usually
kopt to the acra whero double yards
aro used and tho land Is frequently
cultivated. Plymouth Rocks, and tho
other heavy meat breeds In small yards
roqulro fences 5 to 6 feet high, whllo
a fenco C to 7 feet high is necessary
for Leghorns. Tho upper two feet of
tho fonco for tho latter may bo in
cllnod Inward at an angle of 30 de
grees, or a strand of barbed wlro may
bo usod on top of tho regular wire to
keop thorn confined. It is also some
times necessary to clip tho wing tenth
ora of ono wing of thoso birds that
persist In getting out. A board or
strip along tho top of tho fenco is not
ndvlBablo. Hens will often fly ovor
such an arrangement.
PoBts may bo Bet or driven Into the
ground. Thoy should bo set 8 to 10
foot apart with common poultry net
ting, or 10 to 20 foot with woven wlro.
Corner posta should bo about 8 Inches
In diameter, and be sot 4 fcot in tho
ground, whllo intervening posts may
bo 4 or 5 inches In diameter and set
3 feet in tho ground. That part of tho
ho will find himself at the end of tho
month Badly In need of money for his
Squnbblng Is just llko any other
business; It will bring nlco returns for
ovory dollar Invested and will ropay
tho squabbor well for every ounce of
energy ho cmployB, but ho must koop
nt it always. A slnglo day of noglcct
will do moro damage than a week of
nttontlon will rcpnlr.
Tho early days, when squabblng was
in Its infancy, wero full of big profits
for tho squabbor, oven if ho was a lit
tlo "looso" In his management. Those
days wheat was cheap, nnd corn nnd
nil tho domestlo feeds; squabs, too,
brought n fixed prlco por pair, regard
less of color or weight of tho moat.
Today, with wheat high and other
feeds in proportion, with squabs
graded by tho ounco in prices and by
tho color of tho meat, every item of ex
pense nnd attention must bo carefully
considered and mado to help toward
heavy, white aquabB.
Tho lofts muBt havo tho best pob
slblo attention and position, with aa
warm an oxposuro aB poBsiblo. They
must ,bo high nnd dry and well pro
tected from wonsolB, rats, etc.
Tho birds must bo carofully watered
and fed throo times every dny, nnd tho
four or flvo hours of daylight left to
tho squabbor when all feeding and
wntorlng Is done aro best spent watch
ing for slckncsB in tho lofts, and look
ing for tho llttlo omlsBtons wo nil
Tako caro that tho birds havo plonty
of nesting material, charcoal, salt, grit,
etc., for their needs.
post which 1b sot In tho ground may
bo charred or treatod with somo wood
preservatlvo to advantage, whllo cor
nor posts should bo firmly braced or
set in cement.
SUNFLOWERS GOOD FOR HENS
Should Be Cultivated in Rows Llko
Corn, Though Not So Close Shade
Provided for Poultry.
To cultivate sunflowers for chicken
feed plant them in rows as you do
corn, though not bo close togethor,
becauso thoy require moro spaco to
head out in than corn. Tho sunflower
that bears tho striped seed will BOt
often from soven to eight heads to tho
Thoy resist dry weather and will,
grow on poor soil. If planted about
or in tho poultry yard thoy will furnish
much elindo for tho poultry. Cultlvato
thom whllo growing as you do com.
Sunflower Beods contain flour of an
Regular Feeding Times.
If you food your chickens rogularly
they will not bother tho hog pen and
always bo under tho horses' fcot, to
tho loss of many dollars' worth of
chlckons iu a year. Give thom regu
lar feeding times on tho farm, tho
same aa given by the town poultry
Pullots aro marketed just boforo
thoy begin to lay; after thoy havo
begun to lay thoy will commaud only,
tho prlceB of fowlB. 1
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