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THE 3EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
OF INTEREST TO ALL.
DATES FOR COMING EVENTS.
Novombor 25-Stnto Fedoratlon of
Musical Clubs conforenco at Lincoln.
Nor. 27 to Dec. 2 Annual Poultry
Show at Omaha.
Dec. 4 to 9 Annual Poultry and Pot
Lire Stock Show at Beatrice.
Dec. 6-7-8 State Irrigation associa
tion annual convention at Bridge
port. Dec. 12 to 14. State Convention of
County CommlsMonors and Clerks
Doc. 12-14 Nebraska Farmers Con
gress at Omaha.
December 2Q-21 National Farmers'
Equity Convention at Omaha.
January 1 to G State Poultry Show at
January 15-20 Stato Improved Llvo
Stock association meeting at Lin
coln. January 1C-17-18 Annual convention
of Nebraska Volunteer Firemen at
January 16-19 Winter Applo, Floral
and Potato Show at Lincoln.
The Fremont Brewing Co. will not
attempt the manufacture of a substi
tute for beer as a means of continuing
tho operation of lta plant, employing
close to 1,000 pcoplo In Fremont, ac
cording to L. P. Larson, head of the
concern, who was In Denver recently
for tho purpose of lnvcstlgotlng a
near-boor proposition. Tho plant Is
valuod at $200,000. It Is said that the
four or flvo wholesale whisky and
beer agencies In Fremont have deter
mined upon a course similar to that
of tho browory, to observe the new
law by going out of business.
More cattle have been received at
tho South Omaha stock market so far
this year than were received during
tho entire year of 1910. Up to Novem
ber 15 tho number of head registered
totaled 1.22G.899, while during the
whole of 1910 tho receipts were but
1,223,533. All indications point to a
record this year unequalled In tho his
tory of tho markot. '
Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Lem
Evans, aged flvo and sevon, were
burned to death when fire completely
destroyed tho family homo near Lyons.
Tho mothor had gone' to a neighbor's,
leaving tho children nlono and when
she returned tho houso was burned to
Plans are under way for the erection
of a 700-barrel daily capacity flpur
mill at Hasting?, to cost around
$100,000. Hastings is soon to havo
another modern hospitals according, to
an announcement of several leading
Omaha saloonkcpers who wish to op
erate their places from January 1 to
May 1, 1917, will bo compelled to fork
over $1,000 'for tho privilege. This is
the opinion of legal experts who havo
taken pains to look up tho law on the
Tho body of ono more of the un
known pioneers who went to a name
less death along tho Oregon trail, has
been found near Cottonwood Springs,
almost on tho site of old Fort Mc
rhorson, and has been given burial In
, Burlington railroad officials have
ordered removed a blockade of two
boxcars placed In such a way as to
provont the Union Pacific from dou
ble-tracklng across tho former's right
of-way In Hastings. Tho blockade
was placed In August, 1912.
Now ten cent coins havo appeared
In a number of Nebraska towns. The
now dimes are of a pretty design and
,flomo are being held as souvenirs by
coin collectors, who say tho present
style coin will not bo minted after n
Whilo Captain P. It. Halllgan of
company E, Nebraska National Guard,
was on duty on the Mexican border
his mother, Mrs. J. J. Halllgan, or
North Platte,, conducted a vigorous
campaign In his behalf and secured
his election to tho position of county
attorney of Lincoln county.
For tho first time In a good many
years tho democrats were successful
In electing a county Judgo in Lancas
ter county. Tho victorious candidate
was Ralph Wilson, ho having defeated
Judgo W. T. Stevens, by a majority of
i An eighty-acre farm In Otoe county
was sold a few days ago for $225 an
acre, or $18,009 for tho tract. The
farm waa owned by Mr. McAllister and
is located near Avoca. Six years ago
the samo tract sold for $125 an acre.
"The Pathfinder" Is the name so
lectcd for Fremont's now $250,000 ho
tel. The name was chosen in honor
of General C.NFremont, the pathfinder
for whom tho town was named.
Tho cornerstone of tho new $20,000
Methodist church at Tekamah was
Jald a fow days ago, with many prom
inent Nebraska Masons in attendance.
A record price was made at South
Omaha for carload lots of cattle. U.
IB. -Slaughter of Shelby, Iu markoted
two loads of young cattle that sold
for $11.10 per hundredweight. This Is
the highest price over paid on that
market for this largo a shlpmonL
Omaha's freo dental dispensary for
children will bo oponed about Decem
ber the first In tho neighborhood of
oighty Omaha dentists will give their
services to the new institution.
Fire of an unknown cause destroy
ed tho eloctrlc light plant at Odoll.
Tho plant waa valued at $4,000.
Over half a million dollars has ol-
ready noon expended by tho Cudahy
people and Walter T. Pago, of tho
American Smelting and Roflnlng Co.,
of Omaha, on a big potash plant near
tho siding towns of Antloch and Hoff
land, on tho Burlington near Alliance.
Thero aro moro than a doxen lakes
closo to these small towns and in tho
bods of theso lakes Is potash In largo
quantities and potash is almost as
valuablo as gold theso days. Tho
backers of Nebraska's now Industry
have millt a big Bteam-evaporatlns
plant at Antloch and tho waters from
tho beds of theso lakos, now owned
by tho people mentioned, aro carried
In underground pipes to this plant
There aro also nearly sovon acres of
air-evaporating pans noar these lakes.
Over 1,000 mon aro already given em
ployment In tho potash works nt An
tloch and Hoffland, and the Industry,
now but six months old, is still grow
Tho so-called "cornstalk" disease is
bolioved to bo tho cause of tho loss of
a quite a number of Nebraska cattle.
Goorgo Buaudett, a farmer ndar Rosa
He, reports tho loss of eleven head;
sovoral farmers around Lindsay report
losses among their herds, and John
Jonos, a Custer county farmer, states
ten of his young cattle died a few days
ago. All of theso losses aro bolioved
to be duo to disease contracted by tho
animals whilo wandorlng In corn
In splto of tho fact that Hastings
schools will bo deprived of $15,000 as
tho result of prohibition next Mny, tho
school board has decided thlrty-flvo
mills, made tho past two years, would
bo sufllclent to meet all bills. Tho fact
was made known that an additional
one-sixth mill levy would equal tho
$15,000 saloon license, and that it
would increase but ono dollar the tax
on property valued at $5,000.
Flro almost completely destroyed
tho Mllford high school building. Part
of tho movable furnlturo and somo
books were saved. Tho Interior of
tho structuro and school furnlturo
wcro destroyed. The original building
was erected at a cost of $3,000, thirty
yearB ago. This was remodeled and
a new building erected in 1908 at a
cost of $16,000. Tho insuranco
amounted to $12,000.
A petition is being circulated
throughout Box Butte county to obtain
funds to cover tho expense of tho
maintenance of tho county agricultural
agent. Heretofore tho expense has
been borne by private subscriptions.
Tho agent has proven a success In tho
county and no apprehension Is being
felt regarding tho raising of tho nec
essary funds to sustain it.
Representatives of tho three leading
church organizations of Mitclfoll held
a meeting recently for the purpoao of
bringing about a church federation.
If the plnn proves successful it will
mean much to tho church people of tho
Lincoln citizens aro agitating tho
question of consolidating tho seven
suburban towns adjoining tho city and
making it ono municipality. If tho
proposition should bo put through
Lincoln would have a population of
Plans for Chadron's new federal
building have been recelvou" by Post
master Brewster. Tho appropriation
EOt aaldo for tho structure amounts to
$110,000. The plans call for ono of tho
finest buildings of Its kind in Ne
braska. Tho first throe hours' work in 'tho
campaign for funds launched by tho
Omaha Young Women's Christian as
sociation brought $1,2C4. Twenty,
thousand dollars Is tho goal, and ton
days tho time set.
.Citizens of Sidney faced ono of the
worst coal shortages the town has ex
perienced In years during tho recent
cold Bpell. Scarcely a lamlly In tho
city had sufficient fuel for their needs
and 'much suffering was endured.
A now schemo to lift a church debt
has been successfully executed by
members of tho Christian church of
Aurora. They recontly celebrated tho
first payment of $1,000 on tho church
debt, It having been secured through
tho formation of a "Ono Hundred i
Club," which consists of 100 people
who each pay $1 a month on tho debt.
As tho result of Nebraska adopting1
state-wide prohibition, tho Omaha
school board will face a dpflclt of near
ly $500,000 January 1. Tho state leg
islature may bo asked to meet tho sit
uatlon. Judge A. L. Sutton, of Omaha, de
feated republican candldnto for gov
ernor, has formally congratulated his
successful opponent, Keith Neville, of
North Platto, and has issued a state
ment in which he blames his dofeat
upon tho Wilson landslide In Ne
braska and unfair treatment of htm by
Dodgo cpunty's new court house
will bo built upon tho samo site at
Fremont occupied by tho ono destroy
ed by flro last November. Tho new
building will cost $150,000, plans of
which havo already been adopted.
According to many old stockmen it
requires some nervo to pay $10,10 a
hundred for lambs for the feed lotB.
This is Just tho price W. K. Cox of
Homor paid for a largo bunch of feed
er lambs at South Omaha, a few days
ago. He says he has not the slightest
doubt but that tho bunch will mako
him somo monnv.
Central City's now $30,000 auditor
ium, built by W. C. Sheldon, was for
mally opened last woek Tho building
will bo known as tho Martha Ellon
auditorium. It Is 58 by 84 feet In size,
and has a seating capacity of 800.
AMERICAN IS SLAIN
YANKEE SUBJECT MURDERED
WHEN VILLA TAKES JIMINEZ
4 OTHERS SEEN UNDER GUARD
Refugees Reaching the Border Report
Wholesale Butchering of Foreign
era by Villa BandlU.
El Paso, Tex. An unidentified Am
erican was killed when a Villa band
took Jlmlncz and four Americans
wore seen under guard of bandits at
Pnrral during Villa's occupation of
that town, according to reports bo
lioved by federal agents to bo authen
tic, brought to tho bordor by refugees.
Refugees further stnto Uint tho dis
trict between Pnrral and Jlmlncz has
been ridden by by Villa's followers of
moro than 200 Chinese
Tho American killed at Jtmlnoz
was described as about CO years old,
and known to bo from Torreon on his
wny to Chihuahua City. Ho was mur
dered, "said the refugees, In tho Jlml
ncz hotel, and his body lay for some
tlmo in front of tho building, when,
after being robbed of clothing and
valuables, it was placed on a bonflro.
Tho snmo refugees who claim to have
been witnesses of tho outrages also
say that two Moxlcan woman who
havo married Chlneso and their flvo
half-cnsto children woro found and
thrown allvo Into the Are and cre
mated In sight of tho crowd. Tho
bodies of sovon murdered Chlneso, ac
cording to the samo authority, woro
seen In tho streets of tho town.
Another report brought to tho bord
er was to the effect that tho bodies of
thlrty-flvo gypsies of both sexes wero
sopn on tho roadside near Parral,
murdered and robbed .by Villa bandits.
Tho gypsies wcro bolioved to bo of
All foreigners that Villa has caught,
except Japanese and Germans, havo
been put to death, tho reports agree,
and oven tho Germans aro said to
have suffered, at least In tho Instance
of Theodore Hoemullor of Parral. Va
rious reports of Hoomuller's death
havo been received hero during tho
past week. Tho Chlneso are called
tho heaviest sufferers. Tho fact that
none aro to bo seen In tho district In
which they formerly did a largo mer
cantile business Is taken by tho re
fugees as proof that all, numbering
over 200, met tho fato of the Chlneso
caught at Parral and Jimenez.
Four Killed In Auto Race.
Santo Monica, Cal. Four persons
wero killed and three Injured in tho
annual Grand Prix motor classic over
tho Santa Monica course, when a Mar
mon racer, driven by Lewis Jackson,
crashed Into tho crowd that lined tho
Jackson, mangled and crushed al
most beyond human semblance, was
Instantly killed, and tho lives of throo
other persons, ono camera man nnd
two spectators, ono n woman, wero
crushed out beforo tho car's mad
courso was stopped. Jackson, accord
ing to race officials, was going at an
estimated speed of 100 miles an hour
at tho tlmo his car became unmanage
able. French Troops Take Monastlr.
Paris. French troops havo cap
tured from tho German nnd Bul
garian forces tho chief southern Ser
bian town of Monastlr, according to
an official announcement by tho
French war department Tho fall of
Monastlr involves tho early fall of
Ochrlda, twenty-flvo miles northwest,
and tho region of tho Macedonian
lakes, and -assures an effoctivo Junc
tion of tho army nt Salonlkl and tho
Italian troops operating In Albania.
Reports from Salonlkl say that a 'tem
porary capital of Serbia will bo Im
mediately established at Monastlr.
Price of Sandwiches Doubled.
Chicago. Tho price of all 5-cont
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niiuUTTiHUD J1UB UUUIl Hl V Hit U UU lO 1J
cents In a string of popular-priced res.
tnurants here, and a candy manufac
turer who operates confectionery
stores In many cities announced Ice
cream sodas henceforth would bo 15
cents Instead of 10, Increaso in tho
price of sugar and eggs was tho rea
son given for tho latter.
Month's Auto Record In Iowa.
Ames, la. Tho bulletin of tho state
highway commission for October
shows that ojghteen persons were
killed and 048 injured in automobile
accidents In Iowa In September. Four
persons woro killed at railroad cross
ings. Soldier Killed In Dispute.
El Paso, Tex. Private William Carr
of company II, Eighteenth Pennsylva
nia lnfnntry, was shot and killed in a
dispute with Private R. J, Sanderson
of Battery A, Fiftieth United States
field artillery, who was arrested on
tho charge of murder.
Minister Accepts London Pastorate.
London. Tho Rev. Dr, Josoph Font
Nowton of Cedar Rapids, la., has ac
cepted tho pastorate of tho City tem
ple, but will not arrive hore before
Willi u llotlllu of tugboats lending the wuy, the supordiendtutUKlit Arizona poked her nose through tho wntcrs
of Now York bay n few days ago on her first trip to son in n regular member of Uncle Sam's fighting forces. Sho
wits recently commissioned nt the Brooklyn navy ynrd, and has n full complement of men. Tho plcturo shows tho
monster battleship ns It was passing under tho Brooklyn bridge, with tho skyline of Manhattan forming a sub
stantial background. It wns taken from n pillar on tho Brooklyn end of tho bridge.
German troops on the western frout ure hero seen washing their clothes
a barrel that hnd been n dog kennel.
IS HE FROM YOUR TOWN?
This little brown-halrud, blue-eyed
boy of three years wus found at Do
lancoy nnd Clinton streets, New York
city, October HO, nnd wus taken to tho
Children's society rooms. Tho child
woro u gray overcout, wine-colored
suit of some conrse material that had
been a woman's dress, a bluo blouse,
black button shoes nnd white stock
ings. From murks on IiIh clothing the
police ascertained that ho had been In
several middle Western cities. As ho
cunnot talk, tho police can learn noth
ing more. Thero Is u tiny mole under
his left cur ut tho unglo of thu Juw,
and n scar like that of u boll back of
his right enr on his neck. Does ho
belong In your town?
Had a Familiar Sound.
"I wish to Inform you," said her
lawyer, "thnt your wife has filed u hill
"Oh, of course," responded tho busy
bnnkcr, "It's nothing but bills, bills,
bills. How much Is this ono?"
Both Fore and Aft
Miss Gush Oh, captain, wero you
ever hoarded by n plrato?
Cuptnin Storms Yes; he charged
me $11 n day for it hall bedroom on
tho fourth floor, Indianapolis Journal.
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A woman riding on an elephant down Fifth avenue, New York, nftcr elec
tion so dislocated tralllo at Forty-second street that a policeman shooed her
into a sldo street Tho elephant wns decorated with tho legend, "I Lost"
The young woman was Miss Kittle Schmidt.
WINTER HOME MADE OF PETROL BOXES
British transport men making n home for tho winter out of tho boxes;
which carry tho petrol tins to tho Sommo front in France.
OUT TO SEA
One of them Iiuh mado his homo In
BET IN NEW YORK
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