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WAR AIMS OF U. S
ATTITUDE OF AMERICA 18 OUT
LINED IN NOTE TO RUSSIA.
GERM IST BE CONQUERED
President Declares This Country De
terlmned to Go Through In War Un
til Kaiser's Dream Is Shattered.
Says U. 8. Wants No Land to
Washington. America will not bo
content with u peucc with Goi-muiiy
which merely restores the status of
Europe before, tho war.
The United States will demand thut
tho "net of Intrigue," by which Gor
many seeks to link togothor a central
European empire, "bo broken" beyond
all possibility of It ever bolng "ru-
woven or repaired."
President Wilson so declared In a
communication to the ltusHinn provi
sional government, urging the now
gdvernment to stand firm In union
with the world forces of democracy
"Tho day lias come," ho declared,
"to conquer or submit."
Tho note clearly and emphatically
set forth Amerlcu's determination to
"go through" In thu war until Ger
many's grout Mlttel-Europu dream of
empire Is shattered beyond all perud
venture; until tho phrase, "brother
hood of mankind," Is no longer an
President Wilson's proclamation fol
American War Alms.
';in view of tho approaching visit of
tho American delegation to Uusslii, to
express tho deep friendship of the
American peoplo for tho peoplo of
ltussln and to discuss thu best and
most practical means of co-operation
between tho two peoples In carrying
tho present strugglo for freedom of
all peoples to a successful consumma
tion, It seems opportune and appro
prluto thut I should statu agulu, In
tho light of this now partnership, tho
objects tho United States lias hud In
mind In entering tho war.
"Theso objects have been very much
beclouded during tlo past fclv weeks
by mistaken and mlslendlng state
ments. Tho Issues at stake are ton
numerous, to tremendous, too sig
nificant for tho wtiolo human race to
permit any misinterpretations or mis
understandings, however slight, to ro
malt uncorrected for a moment.
"Tho war has begun to go against
Germany, and In their despcrato do
slro to escape tho Inevltublo ultlmato
defeat, those who uro In authority In
Germany nro using every posslblo In
strumentality, nro making use even of
the Inllucnco of groups of parties
nmong their own subjects, to whom
they havo never been Just or fair or
oven tolerant, to promote n propag
anda on both sides of the sea which
will preserve, for them their Influence
at homo and their power abroad, to
tho undoing of tho very men thoy are
"Tho position of America In thlfl
war Is so clearly avowed that no man
can ho excused for mistaking It.
"Sho seeks no material profit or
nggrandlsscment of nny kind.
"Sho Is fighting for no ndvantngo or
selfish object of her own, but for tho
liberation of pooplcs everywhere from
tho aggressions of nutocratlc force.
A Llko Justice of Purpose.
4Tho ruling classes In Germany
havo begun of lato to profess a llko
liberality and justlco of purposo, but
only to presorvo tho power they havo
set up In Germany and tho selllsh ad
vantages which they havo wrongly
gained for themselves and their prl
vaCo .projects of power, all tho wuy
from llcrlln to Bagdad and beyond.
"Government after government has
by their Influence, without open con
quest of Its territory, been linked In
n net of Intrlguo directed against
nothing less than tho peace and liber
ty of tho world.
"Tho meshes of that Intrigue must
ho broken, but cannot ha broken un
less wrongs already done nro undone.
"Adequnto measures must be takon
to prevent It from ever again being re
woven or repaired.
"Of course, tho Imperial German
government and those whom It Is
using for tholr own undoing, nro seek
Ing to obtain pledges that tho war
will end In tho restoration of tho
status quo ante.
"It was tho status quo ante out o
which this Iniquitous war Issued
forth, tho power oMmporlnl German
government within the empire and Its
widespread domination and Influence
Subseas Shell Small Boato.
Paris. Tho torpedoing of a big
American steamer nnd. tho shelling
unlinking by tho submarine of the
small) boats In which tho steamer'
crelwwns escaping Is reported by the
survivors of tho J"rench threc-niostcd
uniting ship Jeonno,CVrdonnler.' Tht
Preach ship who " torpedoed In tluj,
English channel on May Hi anil tno
crow. reached nnvre In open boats.
They declare they witnessed the lo
Ftrticjlnn of tho, Alnerlcjjn, slilp aor
their own vessel lind been Buijtf.
outside of that empire. Thnt status
must bo altered In such fnshlon as to
prevent any such hideous tiling from
ever happening again.
"We are lighting; for the liberty, the
self-government and the nndlctntea
development of all peoples, anil every
foaturo of the settlement that con
cludes this war must be conserved
and executed for that purpose.
Wrongs must first he righted and
then adequate safeguards must do
created to prevent their being com
"We ought not to consider remedies
merely because they havo a pleasing
and sonorous sound. Practical ques
tions can be settled only by practical
means. Phrnses will not accomplish
the result. Effective readjustments
will, nnd whatever readjustments aro
necessary must bo made.
Must Follow Principle.
"Hut they must follow a principle,
and that principle Is plain.
"No people must be forced under
sovereignty under which It docs not
wish to live.
"No torrltory must chango handH,
except for tho purpose of securing
those who Inhabit It a fair chance of
life nnd liberty. .
"No readjustments of power must
bo mnde except such ns will tend to
secure tho future pence of tho world
nnd tho future wclfnro and happiness
nf Its neonlefl.
"And then the free peoples of tho
world must draw together In .some
common covennnt, some genulno nnd
practlcnl co-opcratlon thnt will, In ef
fect, combine their force to securo
peace nnd Justice In tho dealings of
nations with ono another.
"The brotherhood of mankind must
no longer he n fair but empty phraso;
It must bo given a structure of forco
"Tho nntlons must realize their
common life nnd effect a workable
partnership to secure thnt llfo against
Mm nucroRslnns of nutocratlc and
"For these things we can afford to
pour out blood nnd treasure. For
theso are the things we have nlwnys
nmfnssprl to desire, nnd unless we
pour out blood nnd treasure now nnd
RurrpiMl. we mnv never be nblo to
unite or show conquering force again
In the great cnuse of humnn liberty.
"Tho day has come to conquer or
"Tf the forces of nntocrncy enn dl
vldo us, they will overcome us. If wo
stand together, victory Is certain, and
tho liberty which victory will secure.
"Wo can afford then to bo generous,
hut we cannot afford then or now to
be weak or omit nny single gunrnnteo
of lusttce nnd security.
(Signed) "WOOrmOW WILSON."
Kidnaped Baby Murdered.
Sprlimfleld, Mo. Tho body ot tho
M-months-old baby. Lloyd TCcet, who
wna klilnnncri from his home, was
found bv a sheriff's posse which had
cono to n "haunted" house, long
since nbandnned, In the Ozark moun
tains, eight miles southwest of here.
Tn some way not explnlned, the sheriff
wns told that trace of the child could
be found on tho farm.
Tho body wns wrapped In the pinlc
blanket which wns upon his bed tho
night he wns stolen.
,T. nollnnd Koet, tho wealthy rntner,
wns given luft one opportunity to
ransom ins son. rummy nun- mo
kidnaping Mr. Koet received nn nnon-
vinous letter directing him to proceed
by nutomnblle nlono through n certnln
country district the coming night.
When he observed n lighted lantern
by tho rondftlde. the rrttor directed,
he was "to drive on for n mile, return
nnd exchange $0,000 for the child.
Hut thnt night a tornndo descended
upon the country. Uonds woro nil but
Impassable and rain fell" In torrents.
Nevertheless tho anxious fnther start
ed on his Journey, followed by friends
In other nutomoblles, nnd though ho
drove until dnwn, he did not receive
the signal. From day to dny tho
search for Lloyd grew more minute.
Tho county nuthorllles bent every en-
ergv In their effort to cntch tho Kid
napers and to save tno cniiu. Ar
rests were mnde nnd seven persons
nre held chnrged with conspiracy to
kidnap other persons, but not one wns
dellnltoly chnrged with taking Buddlo
Mine Disaster In Montana.
Butte, Mont. Over one hundred
miners lost their lives In n flro 2,200
feet below tho earth's surface In tho
Speculator copper mine nenr hero last
Friday. The Speculator Is n trnmwny
mlno nnd runs through Grnnlto moun.
Twenty-eight men entombed In tho
mine slnco Friday wero brought to
tho surfaco Sundny nftcrnoon. Tho
finding of tho men nllve stimulated of-
forts of tho rescue teams and hopo
was expressed that others might be
Out qf 415 mon In tho mine at tho
tlmo the fire broke out, about 203 nro
Another Tornado In Oklahoma.
uKiiiuoiim vjuy, uuin. nirco mon
nro denrt. another Is reported to havo
beon killed, scores were Injured nnd
great property nnd crop dnmago dono
by tornadoes and.rvlolent wind storms
"which swept overpnrts of Oklahoma
Insjj Thiiredny. Hundreds of cattle
aro rcporied to linvo been killed and
inti ii v nH itntrlft1;a IiIaivh lttn . '
Council Hilt and Pumpkin Centerf
two small villages, pro imported q
imyoriiccn wipnii out. wires are down
and definite communication Is lacking
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
MINOR NOTES FROM ALL
PARTS OF NEBRASKA
DATES FOR CJOMING EVENTS.
Juno 15 to iM Nebrnsku State Holi
ness Association cump meotjng at
Juno 18-20 Nebraska Press Associa
tion Annual Convention at Omaha.
Juno 18 to 21 National "Ited Cross"
June 11) Annual Meeting State Phar
maceutical Association Meeting- at
June 10-L'O Nebraska Stato Sunday
School Convention nt Omuhn.
Juno 15 to 27 International Ass'n.
of Hallway Special Agents nnd Po
lice. Meeting nt Omaha.
June 20-20 Seml-Centennlnl Colobrn-
tlon at North Platte. ,
July 2.'J to 28 State Tennis Tourna
ment at Superior.
August 0 to 18 Farm Tractor Dem
onstration at Fremont.
September .'I to 7 Nebraska Statd
Fair at Lincoln.
Joo'Splser', 14 years old, C020
South Twenty-third street, Omahn,
pinched a two-yditr-old Enstcr egg too
hard. It exploded and ho wns over
come with the smell. lie was uncon
scious for more thnn two hours nnd It
required the work of Police Surgeon
Shnnahan with tho pulmotbr to bring
him to. It hns always been the cus
tom of tho family to save all Easter
Itccrults to the Nebraska National
Guards will servo only during tho
war emergency, nccordlng to orders
from Washington. Tho effect of this
order, It Is believed, will tend towards
bringing tho Fourth nnd Fifth Ne
braska regiments to full wnr strength
within a very short time.
O'Neill citizens have finally con
cluded thnt the sandy streets of tho
town cannot be made Into sightly
boulovnrds without being paved. Bus
iness men nlong tho main street pe
tltloncd the city council to establish
a paving district, which they did,
Work will begin soon.
G. C. Porter, of Omaha, stato secre
tary for Nebraska of the socialist
party, resigned his position, declar
ing ho could not sympathize with cer
tain elements within tho party to op
Tho badly decomposed body of Joo
Drcsvo, drowned In tho Blue river
near Crete, Mny 20, was found recent
ly. Drcvo had gono llshlng the day
ho was drowned. A $00 reward was
offered for tho recovery of tho body.
Dodge county farmers aro rushing
grain to elevators. Wlllam Settles,
prominent farmer, living near Morse
Bluff, sold 11,000 bushels of corn for
$1.52 n bushel, receiving a total of
Eleven now members hnve enlisted
In compnny G nt Hustings, bringing
tho company up to elghty-flvo men. A
special effort Is being mndo to recruit
to war strength by July 1.
, Ono prominent farmer of Richard
son county cstlmntes thnt 40 per cent
of his winter wheat crop was saved
and dcclnrcs this may be a fair esti
mate for tho entire county.
Gibbon has organized a company of
homo gunrds with a membership of
thirty. Tho town has already con
trlbuted twenty men to fight for
Red Cloud is to pavo six and ono-
hulf blocks In tho business district
Tho bids nro to bo opened Juno 20.
Mrs. Phllllpa Bonks, who died sud
donly nt her home at DoWltt, wns
tho mother of nineteen children.
YorkVi volunteer flro department
has purchased $1,000 worth of Liberty
Tho heavy rains In the vicinity of
Auburn have necessitated tho re
planting of many acres of corn.
Contract hns been let for paving
two districts In tho residence part of
Superior with asphalt.
A delegation of Knight Templnr
from North Plntto escorted tho body
of Colonel Wllllnm F. Cody (Buffnlo
Bill) to his last resting plnco when
the remains wero Interred In a
grnvo blaBted from solid rock on tho
top of Lookout mountnln, nenr Den
ver. on Sunday, June 2. The cere
mony wns nttended by 10.000 people.
A totnl of $.'M00 has been subscrlb
cd In tho east central district of Ne
braska toward tho Y. M. C. A. wnr
work fund. Committees havo under
taken to raise $4,000, and they nro
confident of getting this nmount
During a heavy olectrlcal storm nt
Kimball, tho fourth too of ono of Mrs
Barrett's feet was taken off by light
nlng, and her daughter, Mrs, Butter
field had her heel split open, when
lightning struck tho Buttcrfleld home,
Mrs. Barrett's too was taken off as
clean ns If had been amputated with
a surgeon's knife.
Tho "York Board of Education has
elected Prof. James B. Crabbe. of
T.nrnniln. Wvo.. Hiitierlntendcnt of tho
York public schools for tno ensuing
Roy Mnrkham, treasurer of tho
High School alumni nt North Bend
and prominent young mcrchnnt, was
drowned In Clcnr Lake, nenr Worth
Bend. Searchors found his fulthful
dog sitting hesldo his clothing.
A charter litis been granted for tho
now Citizens' Stato bank, recently or-
trnntreil nt Lvons." with a capital
stock of $.10,000. A now building slto
Is to ho'.orected as soon ns posslblo.
A deal has been closed for n plant
to bo Installed In Thedford to furntsh
heat, llfib-k and power for public uso
in tno town
NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
County Judge E. " M, Slattery of
Dawes county bound over S. Maloney,
II. Wolf, W. S. Dolnn, Gas Tylee, P.
Winkler and.. C. W. Pipkin, all of
Omnhu, nnd Alton G. Fisher, L. K.
Mote and C. I. Dny of Chadron to tho
district court, bond bolng fixed at
$500 for each defendant, on charges
of conspiracy to blackmail County At
torney Ed Crltes of Dawes county
nnd Mrs. Itobcrt Hood of Chadron,
nftcr one of the most dramatic ses
sions over held In the county court nt
Chndron. Trlnl of the case was set
for June 22.
Churles II. Tully, 50 years old, pio
neer stockmnn and prominent member
of tho democratic party, died at his
home In Alliance nfter a sudden at
tack of apoplexy. .Two days before
bis death, Mr. Tully had received no
tification of his appointment as n
member of the newly created perma
nent stnte forestratlon commission by
Notwithstanding refusal by state
authorities to allow the sale of stock
until nfter an investigation by n geol
ogist, citizens of Iced Cloud are pro.
innitiit? tho Hie Chief OH and (!as
company to bore for oil In tho vicin
ity, nnd hnve decided to go ahead
with the work. It Is said chances of
finding oil around lied Cloud are very
Publisher of the Chicago Evening
American, who will deliver an nd-
dress at tho annual convention of
tho Nebraska Press Association at
Omaha, June 19.
A flag which had been raised over
the school houso In District No. 17,
Sherman township, Gage county,
with appropriate ceremony and left
flying to the breeze during the night,
wus found (ho next morning torn to
shreds and tied to tho door knob of
tho school house. The sheriff is look
ing for the culprit, who will be stern-
ly dealt with If caught
D. F. Ensign, the young man who
was beaten uy a mob alter making nn
unpatriotic remark in Omaha, after
being released from Jail, appeared at
ono of Omaha's recruiting stations
and wnnted to enlist In the National
Guard. Tho National Guard rofused
to tako him. "Wo need men, but
wo don't want such men," ho was
told by the ofllcer.
Holdrege, Columbus, Chndron, Bea
ver City, Orleans, Oakland, Arcadia,
Bostwlclc, nebron, Arthur, Decatur,
Clay Center, Pender, Cambridge, Wa
hoo, Madison, Plnttsmouth, Nelson,
Syracuse, Clarks, Hemlngford, Alma
and Omaha have offered to raise com
panies for tho now Sixth Nebraska
regiment, recently authorized.
The foundation for tho now Meth
odlst church to bo erected nt Ames
has been installed and work on tho
structure has begun. Tho edifice will
North Plntto Is to hold a Semi
Centennial celebration during the
week of Juno 25.
Cellnri wero filled with water, out-
buildings blown nway, trees uprooted
nnd heavy damage dono to gnrdens
and crops In eastern Nebraska by a
terrific wind and rain storm that vis
ited the region last Tuesday night.
Almost tho entire town of Pnpllllon
was deluged under five feet of water
ns tho result of a cloudburst, which
caused Papplo creek, running through
tho center of town to overflow.
Much of the corn that wns planted
early around Ord wns washed out by
tho recent heavy rains and a great
deal of tho corn Is slow In sprouting.
In spite of the cold, wet weathor,
nnd, although many farmers over tho
stato havo had to replant their corn,
corn crop prospects for this year aro
much brighter than In any previous
year, according to railroad crop re
The Mitchell Community club pass
ed n. resolution nt Its Inst regular
meeting giving Us unqualified endorse
ment to the Scottsbltiff County Coun-
Defense, recently organized,
nnd tho Stnto nnd Nntlonnl Councils
Harold Edgerton, n' 14-yenr-old Au
rora boy, upon completing his first
Si 00 In tho savings bank nt once
made application for a. Llborty bond
from tho Fidelity Nntlonnl imnK, rnis
$100 represents fourteen yenrs saving
of gifts nnd earnings on the part or
Tho Lincoln Commercial club has
cono on record fnvorlng tho use of
convicts on Nebraska roads, and
urges stato authorities to eugnge In
tho making of brick or other sultablo
road building material under tho law
passed by tho last legislature.
MAY IMPOSE THE TAXI
RULING IN CASE APPLIES
LATE NEWSJROM CAPITOL
Items of General Interest Gathered
from Reliable Sources Around the
Western Newspaper Union News Service
Secretary of Stato Pool is much in
terested in a uccisiim ui tu unua
Statos supremo court, In a case from
California whore a stato law Imposing
an occupation or exciso tax on corpo-
rations doing an interstate business,
based upon tholr capital Btock, was
upl!?!d' ... . . ...
tmb decision appears to do n
samo point which Judge T. C. Mungor
of tho United States court recontly do
cldod in favor of tho state of Nobrnska
as against tho Rock Island railroad.
Secretary of State Pool, with tho as
sistance of tho state legal depart
ment had sued to recover the maxi
mum tax of $2,500, for three years
past, Instead ot tho $550 a year ten
dered and paid by the railroad com
pany. Attorneys for tho Rock Island havo
announced their intention of appeal
ing, but in view o ftho Bupreme court's
decision in tho California case this
may be a useless proceeding. Secre
tary Pool has written to Washington
for a copy of tho court's opinion, in
order to determine how closely it may
nt tno XNODrasna litigation.
The contention of tho Rock Island.
which Judgo Munger overruled, was
that tho stato of Nebraska cannot im
pose a tax on nny moro of the capital
stock than is employed in tho busi
ness of the railroad corporation in this
stato. He held that it must pay on
tho entire capital stock, tho tax not
being levied on tho property in tho
stato, but for the privilege of doing
Road Building In Nebraska
At a recent meeting of tho Lincoln
Commercial club, there was a general
discussion of the convict road law
adopted by the lato legislature. The
bill carries an appropriation of $50,000
to bo used by the board ot coutrol in
tho purchaso of a site and equipment
of a plant for manufacturing purposes,
to bo oporated for tho use and bonent
of tho state in the employment of con
victs at the penitentiary. Following
reports from Dr. Condra and Prof.
Chatburn of tho state university, Stato
Engineer Johnson, and others, tho club
adopted resolutions urging the board
of control to investigate the use of
convict labor in the various states
with tho idea of putting into effect
senate file No. 300; and that such part
of the $50,000 appropriated and now
available, as may bo necossary, bo ex-
ponded for tho purchase of a site, ma-
chfnory and equipment for the opera-
tlon of a Piant for tho making ot brick,
or getting out other road building ma
terial and thus conserving the re
sources of our stato; and further urges
tho board of control to purchase such
machinery and equipment as is nec
essary to make tho convict road law
State Fair Increases Production
Tho Nebraska stato fair board lv
going ahead with its plans for tho
1917 fair, regardless of war condl
Indlroctly, the board expects tho
stato to perform an important serv-
ice to tho nation, inasmuch as Sec-
rotary E. R. Danlelson pointed out
tho big exposition always tends to
increase production of Nebraska's
"It has been tho exnerlenco ot
Canada." said Mr. Danlelson. who
has Just concluded an Investigation
thnrrt. "thnt wnr hns Increased tn.
tnmut in thn fntm. nnd nil nf thn
Canadian nrovtnces rnnnrtml tho
largest attendances last year in their
Acreage Is Much Increased
An lncreaso of 31 per cent in tho
Nebraska acroago devoted to oats:
of 95 per cent In the acreago for
potatoes and 38 per cent in corn is
lssued by tho Nebraska stato board
of agriculturo. This does not tako
into account the thousands ot acres
devoted to beans this year and the
big increase in gardens.
Tho report indicates that much of
tho available land in tho state, which
has beon allowed to remnln Idle In
previous years, has beon utilized in
tho big drlvo to increase tho food
production of tho Cornhuskor stato.
Western and central Nobraska will
bread basket, the first report show
ing ho least amount of crop dam
S i SL B
--.'-'' ...uivuoua ill i ( i i .
Tho repprt sounds a warnlne to
their wheat seed for next fall.
win not uc tnouon seed Wheat
til 11 1 MM
Many counties in Nobraska will nnt
1.. 1. .
wiuai to make soed a central bureau at Lincoln, main
for next year's crop Is tho startling talned by tho federal government, havo
Ul v., c-uiuuwioo, recontly
appointed to tako an lnvontorv nf tho
v.heat acreago and prospects this year,
iUU cumummo uua just mndo its re
. ,"a nc,usl0n 18 thnt there
mo uui ou,uuu acres ot wlntor wi,o
. . . ... . "WU
u uio hiuio tins spring, one-tenth of dally. Each community leador will ro
tnat Bown. Addod to this that
survived Is reported to bo h rn
- B0 4 cnd,Uon s tho ten
..,v.u,,u ut una um
CLA8SES IN CANNING
Thirty Two-Day Courses In Systematic
cntly nt the state unlversl and.
last wak at weaieynn mu.n. -
the beginning of a systematic ...
.ir.riinn In canning tnruoui
stato of Nebraska which is being un
dertaken by tho university extcn-
slon service. During the monui u
Juno about thirty schools, euu
maintaining two-day courses, win "
established In Nebraska cities.
Nebraska university openuu
school with an enrollment oi
250. Wcsleyan followed with about
seventy-flve. At universities all uni
versity women woro admitted to tho
,..-0no ,,, hn Riimmor scnuui
wjn be Q ony t0 thoso promising
volunteer service In teach-
QthQra ,n short( tho cxtonslon
service, which furnishos only oxpo-
rlonce(1 teachorg ,n home ocon0mlcs.
Is endeavoring to instruct instruc
tors. All women taking the courso
pledgo themselves to repeat tno
.... i . 1 I.. MiaI
courso tor otnors, uuuer m
locality or among the members of
the organization which they repre
sent. Exact record of tho work thua
dono will bo kept.
Plans for State Fair Exhibits.
The Nebraska stato horticultural
society held Us annual meeting at the
Lindoll hotel Friday night. Plans for
tho stato fair horticultural exhibit
were discussed and a committee, con
sisting of Prof. I. F. Howard, L. C.
Chanin and Grove Porter, was ap-
pomte(i to tako care of this exhibit
and Dian ita arrangement and new
fontrps. Tho soeiotv also nropared
tho premium list. Tho secretary a
report showed a fair fruit crop over
tho state. Tho largo fruit is in fin
condition. A bumper crop of apples
is expected. The small fruits have
suffered more or less from freezing;
last winter. Grapes were tho hardest
hit. It was said that only a 50 per
cent crop can hQ oxpocted. Tho offl
cers for the coming year woro sworn
into ofllce. Thoy were as follows:
President, Prof. I. F. Howard, Lincoln;
first vice president, L. C. Chapln, Lin
coln; second vlco president, D. C
Bliss, Mlnden; treasurer, Peter Young
ers, Geneva; secretary, Grove Porter,
Nebraska City. Theso men, with W.
A. Harrison of York, A. M. Shubort ot
Shubort and J. J. Brown of Geneva
aro tho new board of directors.
State's Finances In Good Shape
Tho balance in the general fund
has increased from $156,000 to $278,-
000, according to the monthly re
port of Stato Treasurer Hall.
Tho total balance in all funds in
creased from $1,200,000 to $1,525,000
Tho temporary school fund has in it
$411,000 ono of the largest for ap-.
portfonment ever made.
Treasurer Hall Is certifying the
amount of tho present apportionment
to Stato Superintendent Clemmons,
will distribute It according to
the provisions of tho new law. It
will bo based on the enumeration of
school children in each district in
stead of daily average attendance
Educational trust funds Invested at
tho present tlmo amount to $9,940,
268, not including tho $500,000 which
the stato recently spent for liberty
May Use From Activities Fund
Out of the 3-4-mIll tax lovy for spe-
cfal activities of the stato university
and Its branches, made by the last
legislature, salaries and adminlstra-
tive expenses may lawfully he paid
according to an official opinion given
"y Attorney General Reed at the re-
quest of Dr. P. L. Hall, one of the
mombors 0f tho board of regents. Hero-
toiore tne salaries havo been paid out
01 th0 general maintenance fund.
Nebraska's winter wheat cron will
bo loss than 10 per cent of tho yield
mat jear. inis is according to care-
tul statistics compiled under the di
rection of George Coupland, food con-
of tho Nebraska.
council of defense.
Anticipates Draft for N. N. G.
Dra'ft of able bodied citizens be-
twoen 19 and 45 to fill the ranks ot
- 1 4, , , . .. .
nuuiuanu uuuuuui guara is antici
pated by Adjutant General Phil Hall.
President Wllson.has p.ower to enforce,
a draft for this purpose independent
ot tho selective draft authorized un
der the recent army bill.
Tho adjutant general says that the
Nebraska troops aro about 700 men be
hind war strength about 400 in the
Fifth regiment and 300 in the Fourth;
roglment. Tho draft, if the president
sees lit undor his authority to exorcise
it, will be a strictly military conscrlp-
- Uctorlstlcs from th mvih
- The two Nebraska regiments have
""nth and a ha Ate
miiDrAfnii i M. .
- - . w j . a i u
milslnr Ttrtll nlar. 4n1...1 1 . tnn
Honai imnr,! cM,D
Two hundred and twn-.v.fl
. . . -l""ti uuuui
een organized In Nebraska to aid
In tho work nf
ors and placing them where needed.
- About sixty of these aro at county
sonts and tho remainder in other
townR. Mnr .oi,r,i
I " ' - w ,l UUlilb Wi
I fhn m
- turn send In a report for tho county
to Kunnrvlanr m,nn.1. ot T.lnrnln
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