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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
OF INTENT TO ALL.
8opt, 2G-Oct. 7- M ir-Ben fall Festl-
val at Omaha, REC
Oct 2 and 3 St-.v &qual Suffrage as
socfatlon convention at Hastings.
'October 2 to 7 National Swine Show
OcL 3 to 6 State Federation of Wo
men's Clubs convention nt Hastings.
October 1M2 State Mooting Grand
Lodge Dogreo of Honor at Lincoln.'
Octobor 17-201. O., O. F. Stato Con
vention at Lincoln.
OcL 31 Northwestern Nebraska Mod-
. leal Society meeting, Long Pino.
Nov. 2-5 Nebraska Christian JEn
doavor Union Btate convention" at
Nov. 8-9-10 Nebraska State Teach
ers' association mooting at Omaha.
Shorlff Huttcr and Ofllcor Kllno
have been snapping up fast automo
bile drivers the last ton dnys and
bringing them into court, whore flno
and costs aro taxed. Tho county com
missioners have ordered tho arrests,
as thoro havo been too many accidents
of late. A case was reported of a
fako officer who has been pporatlng
along the Omaha-Llncoln-Denvcr line
and acting tho part of sheriff and jus
tice, but not reporting the flno assess
ed. Tho sheriff Is looking Into tho
Soward county, which has long boon
infested with hog cholora, has at last
become rid of that dread disease, ac
cording to recent reports. Tho com
bined efforts of stato and county offic
ials were needed to effect this result,
and vaccination as a preventative
among spring pigs played the" most
Important part. The farmers of Sew
ard and adjoining counties are Jubl
lant over the results.
Samples of oil. scum from certain
springs in Sioux county'scnt to tho
stato chemist at .Lincoln have been
pronounced mineral oil. Some eastern
oil mon havo been investigating the
matter and have leased land for tho
purpose of putting down a trial well.
The land Is. very similar to tho Wyo
ming district a little farther west,
where oil Is apundnnt.
Tho body of Mrs. Lucy Goddard, 34,
was found In n burning house a'
Grand Island. Investigation showed
bullet holes in the walls of the rooms
and a mark in the plastering made by
a thrown dish, tho latter found on the
floor. Two men are now hold by the
police as witnesses, pending further
It is reported that tho northwestern
Nebraska potato crop .will be a bump
er, even larger than last year, caused
by the abundant rains in August. Win
ter wheat was excellent' but spring
wheat light and of a poor quality
Thero is an abundance of feed for
stock the coming winter.
It is expected that the highway from
Grand Island to Rosebud, S. D., 236
miles, will be tagged by R. A. Woodall,
of the Auto Blue Book Publishing com
pany, of Chicago, beginning at the
Rosebud, S. D(, end.
Whlo repairing Uio main drivo belt
of a threshing machine on the Kober
stino farm north of Hastings, Robert
Simpson was caught and seriously in
jured when his arm was carried nnuid
Mrs. Julia Wheaton, 7C, died at the
Omaha County hospital of "self-star
vation." Sho hod refused to eat sinco
piaceu in me nospuai, sept. i. uuorts
to forco food upon her were unsuccess
ful. C. D. Traphagen of tho Journal at
Lincoln, was elected president of the
United Typothatno and ' Franklin
Clubs of America at their annual ses
sion in Atlantic City, N. J.
Fred Schmadrcr, son of a prominent
farmer near Loulsvillo, was drpwned
In a sandpit north of Louisville while
in bathing. Water In tho pit is 60 feet
deep in places,
A number, of Gage county farmers
have Imported several carloads of
Holsteln cattle from Ohio for dairy
Elmor Moore, 17, was burned to
death in ..a flro believed to havo been
of Incendiary origin, which consumed
the Latta homo at Tokamah.
At tho opening of tho Fremont Ken
riol club show there were 381 dogs en
tered for competition.
Almost ten thousand more people
attended the Nebraska Btate fair this
year than ever bofore.
A stock company has been organ
ized by the business men of Goring
for tho construction of a $40,000 thirty
eight room hotel. Tho entire amount
was subscribed in one day,. It is
planned to have the building com
pleted by January 1.
Word has Just been received that
Rev. J. P. Trites, formor pastor of tho
First Methodist church of Hastings,
will return soon from Sutherland,
Ore., and enter tho Methodist evan
gelfstlc field with headquarters In
At Nebraska City school bonds to
the amount of $30,000 for tho erection
of a new Fourteenth street district
building and $C,000 for repair of tho
Sixth street building, passed by a vote
of 5 to 1 at a special election.
The, Nobraska state fair was almost
an auto show. Cars were every
where, and tho report of Secretary
of State Pool thnt thoro is ono auto
mobllo in Nebraska to every twelve
people Is about correct.
The B. & M. railroad lias lowerel
Its rotet on carload shipments of sand
In the Hastings district.
DATES FOR, I ItNQ
At the last mooting of tho directors
of the AUlanco Commercial club, a
tion was taken to comploto a direct
road paralleling tho Burlington east
ward to Hoffland, Antloch ana Lnko
side. This new road will malerlally
shorten the distance between theso
points and will put Alliance in more
direct, touch with tho potash mines lo
cated at those places. A largo fund
Is being raised to comploto this road.
It is anticipated thnt work will com
mence Immediately and that tho road
will bo in good shape beforo winter.
Kendrlck Brothers of Marsland aro
making somo preparatory arrange
ments for putting In anotlier big po
tato storage cavo horo. Albort Miller
& Co. of Chicago, whoso agents havo
bought potatoes hero for tho past
threo or four seasons, aro having, tho
big cavo put In. It will bo near tho
old depot, and wo understand will bo
larger than any of thoso which are
Emigration Agent Howard, of tho
Burlington road, believes thoro is
bound to be a big advance in Nebraska
land prices soon. Ho basos his opin
ion on tho great crops this stato has
enjoyed in tho past fow years, and tho
prospects this year. His predictions
are that land soiling at $40 to $50 per
aero will bring $100 to $125, nnd farms
now hold at tho latter price will bo
Tho court room at tho Fedoral
building has been selected as tho
place in which to hold the farm loan
board's hearing In Omaha, Septomber
22. At that time arguments In favor
of local!?!; ono of tho federal land
banks In O.maha will be presented by
representatives of local banking in
terests and cMc o ionizations. The
hearing at Llncc'.a will bo held Sep
Tho last lap of paving contractod to
be done this year In Knernoy has been
tied up by an Injunction. A restrain
ing order was Issued in tho court pro
hlbttlng tho council and mayor from
paving the flvo blocks on East Lin
coln Way, contract for which was let
to C, D. Tyner company, Tho city
treasurer was also enjoined from
making any paymont on this work.
States taxes In Butler county for
this year aro $167.15 less than laBt
year, on account of reduction of sev
en tenths of a mill in the levy made
by tho democratic stato officials who
constitute tho stato board of assess
ment. Tho amount of stato taxes ror
Butler county this year Is $53,640.10.
Last year the amount was $55,315.31.
The reduction for tho entire stato is
Though four new garage buildings
have been completed at Hastings with
in the past year, bringing the total to
a duzen, work will start on two moro
for E. A. Bandes and Sherman broth
ers. The auto business has grown by
leaps and bounds until Hastings police
are finding traffic conditions growing
alarming. Widening of business
streets, practically an impossibility, is
tho only solution offered.
An election has been called for Oc
tober 10 to voto on the issuanco of
$50,000 bonds for money to bo used in
paving tho streets, crossings and al
leys In Falrbury. The first' district
created calls for paving fifteen blocks.,
Tho proposition stipulates that theso
bonds shall bo Issued us needed, but
In aggregate shall not exceed tho
The now high school building at
Schuyler, erected at a cost of $45,000,
has been turned over to the board
of education nnd will be dedicated
within a fow days. The structure is
modern throughout with equlpmont
for teaching domestic science and
manual training. Tho building Is two
stories high with a gymnasium in the
Fremont merchants must not uso
tho sidewalks for the display of their
wares hereafter, nor can an automo-.
bilo bo operated in that city without
a dimmer on the lights nt nlghL Theso
Instructions were made by the passing
of two new ordinances at a recont
In a communication filed with Sec
rotary of State Pool, Laurie J. Quln
by of Omaha announces his with
drawal as populist candidato for con
gress In the Second district. Mr.
Qulnby comeS'out strong for President
Wilson, but says he wants to aid in
the prohibition fight.
While ridiug at a swlficllp on his
motorcycle with a companion, Charles
Jensen of Omaha ran Into the side of
a street car. Tho handlebar of the
machino was driven into Jonsen's
stomach and toro out his Intestines.
Tho other fellow was not badly hurt
Omaha has been assured of tho
1919 meeting of the National Bohe
mian Catholic Turner convention.
Competition was keen between Balti
more and Omaha, but tho latter was
chosen by a small margin. 3,000 del
egates are expected.
J. S. Jacknian, a Fremont photogra
pher, two years ago bought a pound
can of metol, a chemical used In pic
ture making, at $5.00. It has never
been opened and now, belns very
scarce and hard to obtain, Is valued
at more than $100 and going up.
Farmers' Co-operative stores are be
coming popular throughout Nobraska.
West Point nnd Herman aro the latest
to, be added to the list The ouo at
West Point is on the Maurltz farm,
near town, and is well stocked.
The canning factory at Beatrice has
already packed 10,000 cases of sweet
corn, and Is now putting up soveral
thousand cases of tomatoes nnd ap
Beatrico has called a special elec
tion for October 17, to vote $25,000
bonds to enlargo the municipal light
VILLA BAND BEATEN
ATTACK ON CHIHUAHUA ENDS IN
DISASTER FOR BANDITS.
WOULD CLASSIFY NEUTRALS
London Chamber of Commerce Hat
Plan to Raise Cash by Protective
Tariff To Abrogate Treaties.
Chihuahua City, Mox. Villa's own
troops executed a surprise attack on
Chihuahua last Sunday morning,
which although successfully initiated,
ended In a comploto victory for tho
do facto government forces under
General Jacinto Trovino. Villa is said
to havo lost, all told, nearly 600 men
In killed and captured.
At 3:30 o'clock during a heavv rain,
nnd whllo tho peoplo wore hard asleep
attor tho festivities of two nights in
honor of tho Mexican indopendenco
day, tho Villa forces entered the town
in two columns. Ono made straight
for jthe penitentiary, whore Jose Ynez
Salazar, tho amnestied rebel on trial
for plotting ngalnst tho .government,
and political prisoners wore released.
Tho other rushed for tho government
buildings and tho federal palace, driv
ing out tho small Carranza guard.
Goneral Trevlno rushed his troops to
vantago points and covered tho gov
ernment buildings with rifles and ma
chino guns. He then vtook personal
command of tho artillery at Santa
Rosa, and by a fow well-directed
shots mado tho buildings untenable.
The bandits, caught under tho double
fire, fled out of tho city to tho north
west, leaving several hundred dead
behind. Tho fleeing Villa followors
at Nombdo Dc Dlos ran into tho
forces of General Matlas Ramos,
which General Trovino had. placod
thero to cut off tho retreat. Ramos
continued tho pursuit, with heavy loss
to the bandits. Although In com
mand of tho attack, Villa did not en
ter tho city with his troops.
Tho streets around the government
buildings wero strewn with dead men
and horses, ,
A largo number of formor adhe
rents ot Villa and Orozco aro among
Would Abrogate Treaties.
Washington. Division of tho world
Into economic strata separated by tar
iff walls and classified as allies of
tho British empire, friendly neutrals,
unfriendly neutrals and enemy nou
trals is urged by tlio London Chambor
of Commerce. To clear tho ground
for this world reconstruction the
chamber concludes in a special re
port, a copy of which has just been
recoived here, that abrogation of all
"most favored nations" treaties, In
cluding that with tho United States,
is Inevitable. Free trndo would bo
abandoned nnd a series of graded tar
iffs proposed in lino with tho present
war groupings of the nations. All
Imports would bo divided as follows:
Wholly manufactured goods; semi
manufactured goods and articles sole
ly used as law material in industries;
manufactured foodstuffs, and raw
foodstuffs. All parts of tho British
omplro and its allies would pay min
imum duties; friendly neutrals which
allow tho United Kingdom moro fa
vored treatmont would pay twice as
much; other neutrals, giving prefer
ences to other powers and Including
neutrals which might bo swung into
tho Teutonic commercial system,
would pay a still greater tax; and all
"enemy" neutrals would pay tho max
imum duties, running up as high .s
30 per cent. Roughly It is estimated
in the report that this change from
free trade to protection would net a
yearly revenue of about $375,000,000.
Blackmail Band Arrested.
Chicago. Eight members of an al
leged blackmail gang, charged with
using tho beauty of their women
members and tho fascinating powers
of their male 'members to mulct wom
en out of more than $250,000, 'are in
custody of federal authorities here.
The band Includes flvo men and three
womon. Tho women, nccordlrfg to
tho authorities, aro young' and beau
tiful. They aro accused of fleecing
men and women of social prominence
in Chicago, Baltimore, New York and
Philadelphia through organized ef
forts. Their scheme, according to
Hlnton G, Clabaugh, of tho Depart
ment of Justlco, was to compromise
their victims and then blackmail
them. Impersonation of Department
of Justice officials is another chargo
against tho men. They are said to
havo used the charms of their wom
on confederates to win attention from
rich "men, and then to havo threaten
ed their victims 'with prosecution un
der tho Mann act.
Early Settlement Unlikely.
New London, Conn. Both Ameri
can and Mexican mombers of tho joint
commission studying international
questions growing out of Moxico's
revolution, expect no oarly agree
ment upon a program for tho main
tenance of order along tho border,
Want Loan Bank In Cheyenne.
Cheyenne, Wyo. One hundred rep
resentatives of Wyoming communi
ties met the federal farm loan board
and urged the establishment of one
of ttie bankB in this city.
Above, the new bridge across tho St. Lawrence nt Quebec, showing tho Immense ceutrul npiui In posltlbu
for rnislng. Below, tho scene ut the moment of collapso, showing tho mass of steel plunging Into tho river. A num
ber of lives were lost, and tho financial loss wob very large.
Fatnl riots occurred recently In Hankow, nnd were suppressed by thd forelgu residents, uldod by United States
bluejackets nnd marines. The photograph shows Chinese searching In tho ruins of their homes for valuables that
might have been overlooked by tho looters.
One of Washington's historic spots was endangered u few days ago when
a building Inspector discovered that Klcth Sutherland, nu old plantntlou darky,
was conducting a restaurant with only a push-cart license. This Inspector
reported to hendqunrterri nnd a health depurtment Inspector boenmo Interested.
The Jattcr reported to headquarters thnt tho restuurunt was. insanitary, and
trouble began. Sutherland had built the shack piecemeal over n period of moro
than ten years, and his stand had becomo popular with railroad hands nnd
many other laborers who enjoyed not only tho food, but tho quaint suylngs on
tho wnll and signboards as well. Sutherland Interested a great tunny Influ
ential friends In tho effort to suvo his shack, the fight having extended to
the district commissioners.
FUNERAL OF VICTIMS
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This photograph shows tli boRlniilug of the military funeral accorded
the victims of the wreck of tho United States cruiser Memphis In .Santo
Domingo bay, Tho procession started from the Solucc, naval hospital frhlp,
which docked in Washington nt tho nearest point to Arlington cemetery. Tho
band from tho Dolphin, tho vessel used by tho secretary of tho navy, und flvo
of the nine coffins with their cannon caissons arc shown. Four of tho bodies
were chimed by relatives.
GREAT SPAN OF BRIDGE AT QUEBEC
FATAL RIOTS IN HANKOW,
HAS NARROW ESCAPE
OF MEMPHIS WRECK
RALPH ALBERT BLAKEL0CK
Ralph Albert Rlukcrcck, tho famous
landscape nrtlst, who for 17 years has
been, confined In an Insane asylum.
Many prominent people believe jhnt
Blakolock Is now entirely sane.
Through tho persistent efforts of Mrs.
Van Rensselaer Adams and others ho
has been granted u six months' fur
low of freedom In which to provo his
sanity, Blnkclock says that ho will
paint his way back to freedom,
despite his seventy years.
Phewl A Close Shave.
Tho brother of a former prosecuting
attorney of Marlon county recently
visited tho statu prison nt Michigan
City. After arriving at the penitenti
ary, he asked the warden whero ho
should go to get shaved, nnd ho wns In
vited into tho prison barber shop.
He stepped into one of tho cha!r3
and whllo the barber Inmate was draw
ing n keen-edged razor across his
throat tho bather whispered ,o him :
"Don't you know mo? ', $ brothor
sent mo up here."
After ho hnd stepped cue of tho
chair, nicely shavod, tho visitor felt
much more comfortable. Indianapolis
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