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THE SEMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
FROM ALL SECTIONS OF
THIS MAJESTIC STATE
Reports of Interesting Happenings
Throughout Nebraska Condensed
to a Few Lines for Quick
A gray worm nbout nn Inch long linn
npirenred In alfalfa Holds In tho so;ith
cnstorn part of! tho state, nnd Is strip
ping nil of tho foliage from the plants.
Old settlers say thoy roscmblo tho
nriny worm of 1870, which did so much
damage. It-Is claimed that more thnn
one-half of tho alfalfa Holds In tho vi
cinity of Nebraska City liavo boon de
stroyed, and tho worms aro taking ti
the foliage of other pl'ints.
Tho coming Nebraska Press asso
ciation social gathering and excursion
are oxpoetod to surpass anything of u
like nature over attempted by the or
ganization. August 4 tho editors
will congregate nt Omaha for a big
"blowout," after which a trip through
th state nnd into Wyoming will bo
taken, followed by a tliroo dnys' meet
ing nt Oerlng.
Twenty acres comprising the As
musson proporty north of Fremont nnd
ndjolnlng tho tract proposed for Mid
lnnd college's new buildings, were
purchased by tho Eastern Star order
of Nebraska, as a site for a new .$1(50,
000 hospital, which will be built In
connection with tho Masonic lorphnn
age development of tho Masonic tract
to tho south.
Wages to bo paid harvest hands In
Nebraska wore ilxed for tho coming
season nt B0 cents per hour and
board for shockers and pitchers nnd
015 cents per hour for stackers, nt a
meeting of representatives of several
farm organizations nt Lincoln. It was
also decided that 10 hours should bo
considered a dny's work.
I'reporatlons are being made In Mor
rill county for handling tho largest
crop In tho history of tho county. Ele
vators have doubled their capacities,
nnd are adding every modern conven
ience for spoedy handling of grain.
Tho IJellevuo college, located nt
Bcllevuo, Douglas county, which for
nearly forty years was an institution
.for advanced academic Instruction to
both sexes, will bo converted into a
military training school for boys.
P. L. Hilton, for the pnst forty
years In tho newspaper business at
Blulr, died last week, at a hospital In
Omnha. Ho was 70 years old nnd edit
ed tho Blair Enterprise up until the
Mrs. Ellen D. Ham, 00, of Kenn
snw, Nebraska's oldest suffragist, lias
called upon Governor McKolvio to
summon tho legislature in extra ses
sion to ratify tho federal constitution
Flvo hundred persons attending tho
Gage county farmors' union picnic at
Beatrice, coincided with Stato Presi
dent Gustafson when he urged fnr
mors to co-opornto against bolshevlsm
and I. W. W. ihwlcssness.
So much confusion was caused nt
North I'lntto when the old tlmo wus
put in uso that it wus thought ndvls
nblo to contlnuo tho daylight saving
plan until tho old order of flings is
,ngnln in vogue.
Collections at tho county treasurer's
ojflco nt North Platte for tho past
month were $01,000, which was tho
largest sum of taxes collected since
;thj? opehln of the pfllce.
' Tho "Wyomrng-Ne'brnskft Tolophono
company, which oieratos particularly
jnj)ortive8orn Nebraska! ha asked
the stnto railway commission for per- j
mission to lncrcaso Its rates.
Petitions have been filed with the
city cleric at Bed Cloud for tho pav
lng of several streets of tho city,
while others ui'o being circulated for
the paving of additional districts.
Governor McKolvio has reappointed
Dan Morris of Kcarnoy as a member
of the Stato Normnl board for n term
of ilvo years, beginning June 21, this
Bound copies of the dally scimto
Journal' of tho 1010 session of tho leg
lslnturo are ready for distribution, ac
cording to stnto liouso reports.
A good deal of corn will havo to bo
replanted In tho vicinity of Superior,
having been washed out by tho ovor
Jlowlng of tho Bepubllcnn river.
Seven hundred delegates wero pres
ent and fifty-seven counties were rep
resented at tho Stnto Sunday School
convention at York.
Several alfalfa fields nnd a few corn
Holds In Blchnrdson county have boon
bndly dumngod by tho nrmy worm.
Tho assessed vuluatlou of Lancaster
county proporty for 1010 Is nearly a
million dollars above thnt oV 1018.
Wet wenther has resulted In tho loss
of considerable newly-cut grass and
alfalfa In Cuming county.
Tho production of, candy in Ne
braska In 1018 was worth $8,000,000,
or eight times as much as that inann
factured in tho state In 1015. Prohi
bition is given ns tho.. reason for tho
The special conimltteo from Fre
mont met stilt opposition nt Atchison,
Kan., when trustees of tho Mldlund
Lutheran college decided the removal
question. Transfer of tho Atchison
school to Fremont will bo taado ilur-
ing the summer In tlmo to open tho
fall term. September 1.
Thnt South Platto farm land Is
greatly In demand Is proved by tho
fact that nn Adnmn real estate man
reports that during tho pnst flvo
weelts ho has sold 00 quarter sections
In Gage and Lancaster counties, aver
aging from $150 to $!i00 an acre,
Gasollno prices havo been advanc
ed in Nebraska 2 cents a gallon. The
advance Is duo principally to Nebrns
ka's new law making gasollno sold In
tho stnto conform to nrmy nnd navy
specifications. Dealers say under tho
new law thoy aro compelled to furnish
a superior quality
As tho result of tin unprecedented
Increase In tho vnlue of farm lnnd In
Nebraska, nil county commissioners
havo been ordered by Commissioner of
Public Lands nnd Buildings Swanson
to re-appralso state-owned lands for
lenslng purposes. Much of this land
lias not been appraised for from ten to
twelve years. There aro over S.fiOO.OOO
ncres of this land in the stnto nnd It Is
leased on a basis of 0 per cent of tho
Tho natlon-wldo telegraphers' strike
called last week was not very keenly
felt throughout Nchrnskn, according
to reports, especially In the smaller
cities. A number of operators nt
Omaha and Lincoln obeyod the strike
summons, but bends of tho two big
companies In tho cities say that llttlo
difficulty lias been encotmtored.
A movement Is on foot to pave llvo
nnd n half miles of road In' Exeter pre
cinct Joining tho O. L. I), highway
with the main street of the town. Pro.
posed plans call for brick paving at
an estimated eot of $40,000 a mile,
half of tho oxpenso to be covored by
the state and national fund for high
way's. Farmers In every section of Ne
braska, with the exception of a few
districts In the northwestern part of
tho state, are complaining because of
too much moisture. In the eastern
part of die stato tho rainfall up to
June 14 was but tlirco Indies above
A number oi smnll bridges spanning
streams that empty into the Platto
above Lousivllle, wore washed out by
high water following one of the heav
iest rains that over visited the com
munity. Crops In tho lowlands were
Among the death notices reaching
the state vital statistics department nt
Lincoln during tho pnst week, was a
certificate announcing the death nt Na
per, Boyd county, of George Suther
land, 112 ypars of age, ono of Nebras
ka's oldest citizens.
Professor Clinso of the engineer
ing department of the University of
Nebraska,' estimates that prohibition
Increased the output of soft drinks in
this stnto from $1,000,000 in 1015 to
$11,000,000 In 1018.
Grand Master Stevens of tho A. O.
U. W. was transported from his homo
nt Beaver City to Grand Islnnd by his
son, Wndo, In nn alrplnne, covering
the distance of 120 miles In about ono
hour and a half.
Governor McKelvIe is asking mem
bers of tho legislature for nn express
ion of pplnlon on tho calling of .-. spe
cial session of tho legislature for tho
ratification of tho national suffrago
According to W. W. Burr, agronom
ist nnd crop export at the .-Stnto :Farm,
near Lincoln, the red rust .plague In
wheat Holds Is g meral .aver '.the e,ntro
state, oxcopt tho urjd western ;Por
tion. Troops from Europe .nro being un
loaded nt Now York by tho thou
sands dally. Ono dny last week 16
ships docked, landing 18,000 ,mon,
ninny of whom wero Nebraska boys.
In the vicinity of Piainvjew there
has been but a single week of good
growing weather since planting time,
nnd farmers are Jn a pessimistic, mood
over crop prospects.
Tho 1020 Stato Sunday School con
ventlon will bo hold at ScottsblulT.
This declson wus reached nt tho 51st
nnnunl meeting of tho tssoclntlon nt
York Inswcejc. i-
A now school building will bo
erected In South Beatrice tills sum.-
mer to tako the place of the Belvl-
jre WW0A which w
as built about
Tho state banking bonrd granted
charters to stale bnnks nt Cedar Bap
ids, Elk Creole, Klllgoro, Lorenzo,
ltlcliflcld nnd Huntman during tho
fust few days.
Itobort W. Devoo of Lincoln wns
elocted chairman of the republican
stnto committee, to All tho vnenncy
caused by tho resignation of E. D.
Dead cattlo wero scattered over
more than a mile of roadbed when a
Burlington train crashed Into u largo
herd near Tablo Bock tho other day.
Iho largest number of vouchers
over -Issued In a single month by the
state nudltor wcro tho 0,130 Issued
during May for n total of $721,881,10.
Strikes are again prevalent at Omn
ha, Boiler makers of tho city are out
and some 1,000 or more teamsters
struck last weok for higher wages.
Land values nro mounting skywnrd
In Hitchcock county, a tract of 100
acres near Pallsado selling tho other
day for $10,000.
The board of education of Beemor
has decided to secure tho Smith-
Hughes oner for the high school
Prepcrntlons nro being made nt
Omaha for the Stato Golf tournament
to bo hold In the city July 7.
A (lve-ncro trnct has been set osldo
at the. Stato Farm, near Lincoln, for
tho purpose of currying on an experi
ment in poultry raising.
High school students nt Hastings
defaced and damaged cement walks,
outside walls nnd doors of tho senior
high school building with paint. Tho
"class of 1020," was one Inscription
which it has been found Impossible
to eraso without permanent damage to
the building. Scandalous allusion to
high school faculty members was
among the lettering.
Judge E. E. Good in district court
at Aurora, annulled tho, alleged con
solidation of school district Nos, GO
and 1!1 becnuso of Illegal votes east
at the election. Tho election cnrrlcd
by n vote of fourtoen to thlrteon.
Senator Hitchcock of Nelhusku is
making an effort to have 21,000 ncres
of land withdrawn In Cherry county
years ago na n so-called forest re
serve, op(1ied up for returned soldiers
of Nebraska. Ho maintains It would
help solve tho living problem which
Is confronting them upon their return
l--Vlcw of Susnk, n section of Flume that is wholly Slavic and is separated from the Italian part of tho
city by n cnnnl. 2 Company of Germnn frontier troops In action near Blgu. 3 Senntor P. C. Knox, who pre
sented In the senate "n resolution designed to force the separation of the league of nntlons covenant and tho
NEWS REVIEW OF
Senate Has a Joyous Week With
Peace Treaty, Getting Best
of Mr. Wilson.
OBTAINS COPY OF THEIPACT
Knox Starts Fight to Divorce It, From
League of Nations Covenant
Huna Given Five Days to Sign
Austria Going Bolshevik.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.-
The United Stutes senate had n gala
week. It "put one over" on President
Wilson by obtaining a copy of the
pence treaty for which It hnd vainly
asked the chief executive; it Investi
gated n so-called leak of the treaty,
to the uvowed satisfaction of the dif
ferent fnctions; and it started pro
ceedings designed to force the separa
tion of the league of nations covennnt
from tho pence pact. So a lovely tline
was had by nil.
When a correspondent of a Chicago
;pnper handed, his copy of the treaty,
vwhlch ho had Just brought from Eu
rope, to the foreign jratjfln.s commit
tee. Senator Bornij promptly present
ed Jt to the senute -with tho statement
tbut copies were In general circula
tion In European countries and the
request thnt It he printed in the Con
gressional Becord ns a senate docu
ment. Unnnlmous consent being re
fused, tho printing wns ordered by n
vote of 47 to 24. There ensue! a live
ly debate In which Senn.tor Hitchcock,
'mhioTrlty 1leTid"aTcuscT the majority
i PJiii'i!l Gl3!!iy,iLBnni0 by making
tlip GinngoVeinmenTwns the only
one that hnd tnken" such nctlon nnd,
-,.... .i ..it fl j . .
mat it uiu u ior me purpose ot get
ting better terms. Norrls, Smith
Brandegee, Ashurst, Polndexter and
others made Indignant rejoinder. It
wns n pretty scrap while It lasted,
but the ndmlnlstrutlnn supporters
were beaten to a standstill and the
government printers were put to work
on tho Job. By the next morning
every congressman was In possession
of a copy of the trcnty ns It stood
when It wns bunded to the Germans.
The satisfaction of the majority
may have been lessened by the ad
mitted fact that they learned llttlo
from tho full copy which the olllclal
summary hnd not already told them.
In view of this, nnd of the undented
fact thnt copies of the treaty have
been plentiful In Europe for some
weeks, It Is 'hard to see in what wnj
tho possession of the document by
congress will hamper the work of the
peace conference or why President
Wilson wns s.o Insistent on keeping
It from America. The London press,
commenting on tho nffnlr, lamented
that parliament also had not Insisted
on having the full text of the treaty.
The foreign relations committee's
Investigation of the alleged "leak" of
the treaty text Into the hands of finan
ciers of New York was Interesting
but brief. EUhu Boot appeared vol
untarily nnd said he showed to Sena
tor Lodge tho copy the latter had ex
amined. It was given him by Henry
P. Davison of Morgan & Co. Mr.
Davison testified that it wus given to
him by Thomas W. Lament, also a
Morgan partner now representing the
treasury in Purls, and that he ob
tained It because he, as chairman of
the International Bed Cross league,
wus especially Interested In the finan
cial terms, und nlso becnuso, as an
International banker, ho wns deeply
concerned In probable plans to mobil
ize the financial und Industrial Inter
ests of this country to put Europe on
Its feet again. J. P. Morgan and
Frank Vandorllp said they nevor had
seen copies of the document.
Mr. Boot was questioned at length
concerning the ethics of the affair,
from his point of view. Ho resented
the Idea that he was In possession of
"stob'i properly" and said he thought
Mr. was entitled to have the
treaty nnd wns nctuntod by no ul
terior motives. He asserted that tho
American people were entitled to
what the German people nnd certain
individuals in New York had already
obtained, nnd ho mildly criticized the
president's "lack of tact nnd manage
ment" In keeping the treaty from the
There did not seem to be much more
that the committee could learn. Sen
ntor Borah said the Inquiry hnd vin
dicated his charge thnt Wall street
had the treaty and had shown thnt
Wall street Is Interested In the league
of nations because It Is to be "chiefly
a grent Internntlonnl nnd flnnnclnl com
bine'. Senator Hitchcock claimed to
be equally sutlsfled becnuso, he snld.
It, had been demonstrated that there
was no basis for tho insinuation of
Impropriety on tho part of the pres
ident and the American peace delegation.
Into tho midst of nil this ruction
Senator Knox projected his plan to
compel the sepurntion of the league
of nntlons covennnt und the pence
treaty nnd thus to permit their sep
urnto consideration by tho sennte. Ills
resolution, ns reportell to the senute
by the foreign relations committee,
would virtually serve notice on the
pence conference thnt unless It di
vorces tho two documents the sennte
will do ft. Tho plan of the opposition
lenders Is to ratify th.e terms of peuco
with Germany without delay nnd to
subject tho league covenant to extend
ed deliberation nnd possibly to a nn
tlonnl referendum. Tills, of course,
opens up the renl flght on the leugue
of nntlons nnd a stormy and long de
bate Is expected. Senators who had
not Intended to speak op the league
until the pnjrt wmjformnlly Preened
rqr nytinention nro now nastily pre
paring tho!r uddrosscs. The support
ers of the leiigue "sidd they "Would
make u Jmrd flght to -prevent a vote
oil the Knox resolution until after the
pence treaty has been signed by the
German?. , -m-'w
The signing of the treaty, or the re
fusal to sign It, will not be long de
layed now. The reply of the allies to
the German counter-proposals wus
handed to the Hun delegates and they
were told their flnal decision must be
made within live days, or by June 10.
Several relatively small concessions
wero made by the council of four. It
agreed to a plebiscite In Upper Silesia,
subject to certain clearly defined con
ditions. While refusing to fix the def
inlto sum Germany must pay, It re
quires the reparations commission to
do this within four months of the sign
ing of the treaty. In most other re
spects the pact was left unchanged,
but explanations were added to me.et
the objection that the linilnclal com
mission was vexatious. Inquisitorial
and Infringed Germany's rights to con
duct her own financial affairs. Ger
many's request for a inundate for her
former colonies was refused, and it
was understood thnt her demand for
Immediate admission to the league of
nations met a like fate, owing mainly
to tho strenuous objection of Clemen
ceuu. Turkey's peace delegation arrived
In Purls and, without being ofllclally
received, was sent to Vnucresson, In
the suburbs. Its status Is rather
misty, for no one seemed to know
whether or not 4he entente allies
would consider It necessary to make
n formal peace with the disrupted
Turkish empire. Tho Turks went to
Purls on their own suggestion, and nt
least It was understood that they were
not plenipotentiaries but consultants.
It Is felt In Paris that the partition of
Turkey is nn accomplished fact, since
Constantinople Is controlled by Great
Britain and France, while Asiatic
Turkey Is completely In the hands of
the Italians, Greeks und British.
The Austro-Hungltrlun situation
took on added complications last
weok. Government circles In London
received the information that a com
munlst republic was to be proclaimed
In Austria nt once, with good prospects
of being successful, since, according to
t)10 well Informed, the Austrian nrmy
Is fully 40 per cent bolshevik. It wus
predicted the Austrian communists
would quickly align themselves with
those of Hunt'ury, and this wus tho
more serious becnuso the latter have
been scoring notable victories over the.
Czechs nnd Boumnnlnns. Tho peace!
conferees In Paris were forced to tako1
especial notice of this condition nndj
the council of four decided that tho
boundaries between Hungary nndj
Boumanla and Czecho-Slovakla must'
be fixed speedily and Bela Kun told toj
what lines he must withdraw his,
forces unless he wished' the great
powers to Interfere with nn army.
Bolshevik successes In other regions'
cnused unenslness In conference cir
cles. Admiral Kolchnk suffered several
rather severe reverses nt the hands of
the soviet troops of Bussln and the In
terruption of the Estlionian advance,
on Pctfogrud strengthened the bol-j
shevlk hold on Moscow. In the for-,
mer western provinces of Bussln the!
Germans were accused of hampering!
tho operations of tho opponents of bol
shevlsm. Questioned by the" nllles.J
they replied they wero merely enrrying
out tho orders of the armistice com
mission to withdraw their forces from.
Lithuania nnd Letvin north of a cer-'
tnln line. Tho Esthonlnns, however,
insist that the Germans nre lighting,
them in the region of Blga and that
'hen they went to the nsslstnnce of
the Letts the Huns attacked them. In
northern Bussla the campaign of the1
allies directed nt Petrograd made
progress, much aid being rendered by
American launches .on Lake Onega.
American troops gunrdlng tho railway
In the vicinity of Vladivostok have!
corao into conflict several times with;
bolshevik forces that tried to tenr up
the tracks nnd burn bridges.
On Thursday the council of four, now.'
become a council of five by the addition!
of Bnron Makino of Japan, sent to Ad-!
mlrnl Kolchnk assurances thnt the al
lles would furnish tho Omsk govern-!
ment with munitions nnd supplies.
To return to Germnny: The leaders
of affairs there still Insisted last weelf
that the peace treaty could not nnd
must not be signed. There appears to!
bo a marked revival of sentiment In
favor of The former kaiser, nnd it is
even reported thnt nn organization Is
being formed for the purpose of bring
ing him bnck and restoring him to"
power. Gustuv Strescnmnn, leader of
the national liberal party, has warned
tho allies that they must not demand
the surrender of Wllhelm and says his
Indictment will mean the overthrow
of the republic. All of which probably
Is more Interesting than Important.
But there nro ninny evidences thnt
the Germans aro preparing for eventu
alities In case they do not sign tho
treaty. Most recent of these is thu
Information that they are systemati
cally and rapidly withdrawing ull ma
terlnl from tho regions Immediately to
the east of the zones of occupation
nnd from the probable pathways- the
allies would follow If further ndvnnco
Into Germany were ordered. The In
solence of the Huns, In the occupied
territory and elsewhere, Is increasing
and results In frequent clashed with
the allied soldiers, some of which have
been attended with fatalities.
Messrs. Dunne nnd Walsh, cmls
snrles of the Irlsh-Amerlcnn societies,
llnnlly succeeded in obtaining a brief
Interview with President Wilson In
Paris nnd laid before him the claims
of the representatives of "free Ire
land" to be beard by the peace con
ference. They asked Mr. Wilson what
be was going to do in view of the pro
Irish resolution udopted by tho sennte,
and according to the statement of the
emissaries he replied thnt "tho Ameri
can commissioners could not take up
tho case of Ireland ofllclally with the
peace conference, but that he himself
and others had done, and would con
tinue to do, unofllclnlly what they
coujd do In the 'Interest of Irelnnd;
that tho American commission hnd not
yet taken up the senate resolution re
questing them to use their efforts to
secure u hearing for De Valera, Grif
fith and Plunkett."
The general strike of the Commer
cial Telegraphers' union In the United
States at first looked like a flzzle, but
took on n more serious aspect when
the railway operators' organization or
dered Its members to accept no com
mercial messages for tho Western
Union or Postal Telegraph companies.
Knneukump, head of the Commercial
operators, said their fight wns direct
ed mainly against Postmuster General
FLYERS SPAN OGEAN
DARING BRITISH AIRMEN MAKE.
FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT.
TRIP IDE IN BOMBING PLANE
Enterprise Described by Aviators As.
Being Crowded With Dangerous Ex.
perlences. Fog Worst Enemy.
London, June 17. The flnal gonl of
nil the ambitions which Hying men
have ventured to droam since tho
Wright brothers Hrst rose from the
earth In a heavler-thun-alr machine
was realized Sunday mornlilg when
the young British oillcers, Captain
John Alcock nnd Lieutenant Arthur
Brown landed on the Irish coast nftor
the Hrst non-stop flight across the At
lantic. Thulr voyage was a straight away
flight, achieved in sixteen hours and
twelve minutes from Newfoundland
to Cllfden, Irelnnd, more thnn 1,000'
The brief nnd modest description
which comes from tho nlnuen nt Cllf
den tells of nn adventurous nnd
amazingly hazardous enterprise. Fog
nnd mists hung over tho north At
lantic and the Vlckors-Vlmy biplane
climbed nnd dove, struggling to cxtrl
cnte herself from the folds of the nlr
plunc's worst eneni
It rose to 11,000 feet, swooped down,
almost to the surface of the sea, and
at times the twoj navigators found
themselves flying upside down only
ten feet above the water.
When the nvlators landed nenr tho
Cllfden wireless station, the wireless
stuff rushed to their aid. They found.
Brown dazed nnd Alcock temporarily
deafened by the force of the impact
caused by the landing on a bog.
The mnchlne in which the dnrlng
aviators accomplished tho feat, is one
of a typo built to bomb Berlin.
Cnptnln Alcock, the pilot, wns borih
in Manchester in 1802; became inter
ested in aviation In its enrly days and
has been n pilot since 1012. He became
an Instructor in the naval Hying
corps at the outbrcnk of the wnr. Ass
commander of a bombing squadron Iir
long dlstnnce raids over Turkey he
vfon the distinguished service order.
Lieutenant Brown wns born In Glas
gow, Scotland, but his parents nre
Americans, his father being a native
of Schnectady, N. Y., nnd his mother
of Pittsburg, Pn. Young Brown regis
tered ns an American citizen on com
ing of age.
Allies Ready If Foe Balks,
Parls, June 17. Germnny must nc
cept the peace treaty by June 21 or
be crushed. If she refuses to sign by
thnt time the allies will begin their
advance the following day, and thu
economic blockade will be clamped
down. Every detail of the mllltnry
nnd economic campaigns ngalnst Ger
many, If she refuses to sign, has been
perfected. It Is reported that tho
Belgian attorney general has posted
ofllclnl, notices citing Wllhelm Ilohen.
zollern, Crown Prince Kupprecht ol
Bavaria nhd General Opbcr to appeal
before tho Brussels court of appeals
October 14, and answer to churges oi
crimes committed In Belgium during
Yanks Attack Villa Rebels.
El Paso, Tex., Juno 17. Following,
the killing of one' artilleryman of the.
Eighty-second artillery and tho seri
ous wounding of another by Mexican
snipers, General Erwln ordered twen.
ty-flvo expert riflemen to that point
to return the snljiers' Are. An un
known woman was shot and instantly
klled four blocks from the Bio.
Grande on the American side of tho
border. This was the first fatality on
the American side, following the at
tack on Juarez by rebels under the dl.
rect command of Francisco Villa.
Auto Runs Into Train.
Kearney, Neb., June 17. Three per
sons were Instantly killed and two
others Injured, probably fatally, near
Elm Creek Saturday afternoon when
E. C. Green, of Aurora, lost control ot
the car which he was driving, run
ning into a Union Pnclflc passenger
train. The remakable fact of the ac
cident Is that the train did not lilt
the car, but the car hit the side of the
train after the engine had passed the
Fears Effects of Dry Nation.
Washington, D. C, June 17. Or
ganized lajior, bringing to congress
Saturday In- a public demonstration
Its in-otest ngnlnst prohibition of beer
and wine, gave warning thnt tho tran
quility of the working classes might
be seriously menaced by enforcement
of the wartime prohibition law.
Burleson Grants Concessions.
Wnshlngton, June 17. The threut
piled strike of Electrical Workers has.
been called off as the result of the Is
suance of orders by Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson granting employes of
telephone companies the right to bar
Bonus for Holding Wheat.
New York, June 17. To prosorvo u
natural flow of wheat from the farm,
periodical premium covering storage
charges will be added to tho basic
price at various guarantee markets,
according to an announcement here
by Julius W. Barnes, United States
Those premiums will not be In
troduced during July, when basic
prices prevailing for the last year
will remain In effect. For onch suc
ceeding month, premiums will be an
nounced thirty days In advance.
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