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The Loup City Northwestern
X W. BURLEIGH, Publisher.
VOUP CITY, . . NEBRASKA
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD
INTELLIGENCE HERE GATHERED
COVERS WIDE AREA.
MUTER OR LESSER IMPORT
Includes What Is Going On at Wash
ington and in Other Sections of
Senator Nelson has introduced a
bill introducing a system of asset-se
cured currency for national banks.
The senate passed the resolution
giving the naval committee the pow
er to investigate the armor plate con
Education and labor committee of
the senate are considering plans for
investigation of West Virginia coal
Senator Smith of South Carolina
has demanded an investigation and
action against persons who sold cot
ton to cotton pools.
The House Naval affairs committee
deferred action on armor plate fac
tory resolution; Admiral Twining tes
tified regarding proposed factory.
Finance sub-committees of the
House have begun the work of revis
ing various schedules of the tariff
bill to report, to full committee.
The banking and currency commit
tee has authorized Chairman Owen to
draft a list of questions on currency
reform to be submitted to all bankers.
Senator Overman has introduced a
resolution to abrogate former Presi
dent Taft's order putting fourth
class postmasters under civil service.
Prof. Irving Fisher of Yale, appear
ed before a ‘senate foreign relations
sub-committee urging the passage of
a bill creating an international com
mission to study the high cost of liv
A constitutional amendment to pro
vide direct election of the president
I and vice president for a single six
year term was proposed in a resolu
tion by Representative Britten of Illi
Senator Lewis has been elected
democratic floor manager and assist
ant- to Majority Leader Kern by
democratic caucus, which also named
committee to confer regarding or
ganization of democratic congres
sional campaign committee.
Senator Cummins plans to call up
for consideration in the senate his
resolution directing the appointment
of a subcommittee to investigate the
presence of a tariff lobby in Washing
ton, as emphasized in the recent de
claration against lobbyists by Presi
A new plan for national elections
nnd the assembling of congress was
proposed by Senator Works in twro
bills. He would change election day
from November to August and pro
vide for annual sessions of congress
from the first Monday in October to
the first Monday in June.
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Maryland expects to complete 500'
miles of new state roads system this
New York is passing the hat for
$50 000 to finance a Fourth of July
After a week’s search, the body of
Miss Vinnie Colt, a girl of 18, was
found in a ravine in the Sierra Ne
vadas, twenty miles from Trukee. She
tad been killed and partially devoured
Former President William H. Taft,
In his concluding lecture at Yale on
“Some Questions of Modern Govern
ment,” declared the United States
was , “ludicrously unprepared for
The strike at the Mount Hope mine
cf the Empire Steel and Iron com
pany, at Morristown, N. J., has been
settled and some of the miners have
gone back to work. The strike began
The countess of Aberdeen has been
Invited by twenty national women's
councils of Europe and America to
retain the presidency of the Interna
tional Council of women for a further
period of five years.
Federal laws against the “introduc
tion of liquor into Indian country”
are held by the supreme court to pro
hibit the introduction of liquor from
neighboring states into Oklahoma
counties occupied by Indians.
George Comstock, known among cir
cus people as “Babe Caldwell, the fat
man,” and who weighed 408 pounds,
died suddenly at Venice. It required
twelve men to carry Comstofck to the
automobile in which he was rushed
to a hospital when he became ill.
Gaylard M. Saitzgaber of V: t ’ "crt,
O, has taken the oath of office as com
missioner of pensions.
Construction of railroads and open
ing of coal mines was asked of con
gress in a memorial from the Alaska
legislature laid before the senate.
General Antonio Rabaga has re
signed as military governor of Chi
huahua state. He will go to Mexico
Twenty students of the Central and
South high schools of Akron, O, were
Injured when a balcony In the audi
> torium of the Central high school col
Dr. Eusebio Morales, the newly ac
credited minister from Panama has
arrived in Washington.
New Jersey has a baby born on
the thirteenth pt the month, in 19X3,
and is the thirteenth child of Its par
O. E. Harder has resigned as state
food analyst of Kansas to accept a
fellowship at the University of Illi
nois. 1 \
Thomas P. Kane, acting controller
©f the currency, has abondoned the
compulsory annual meetings of nation
al bank examiners at their own ex
f ' / „ .... V
Miss Frances A. Shaw, for thirty
years a resident of Minneapolis and
widely known as an author, is dead.
Joseph R. Wilson, brother of the
president, has accepted a position
with a leading bonding company with
headquarters in Balitmore.
The "Frisco” railroad and its sub
sidiary road, the Chicago & Eastern
Illinois have gone into the hands of a
The Maryland convention of the
Protestant Episcopal church voted
against the proposition to change the
The Hip Sings, On Leongs and the
Four Brothers—warring-tongs of New
York’s Chinatown—have signed a
treaty of peace.
Robert Goodwin of Skowhegan, re
publican representative to congress
from the Third Maine congressional
district died at Portland of harden
ing of the liver.
School children between 8 and 14
years went on a strike in Cambridge,
Mass., because the school hours did
not 6uit their fancy.
Wakana I'tagawa, who entered the
Tokio Academy of Fine Arts at 14, is
visiting this country. She began her
studies at the age of 6.
General Lunsford L. Lomax, one of
the oldest surviving generals of the
confederate calvary, died at Wash
ington, he was 79 years old.
A flight from Milan to Rome, 41C
miles, was made in a monoplane in
six hours and seven minutes by the
Italian aviators, De Roy and Cevasco
Eighteen barrels of ginseng, con
taining 1,343 pounds, and worth
$8,061, have begun their journey from
Wausau, Wis., to China.
Former President William H. Taft
and president Hadley of Yale will lay
the cornerstone of the new Yale
coliseum to be built opposite the pres
ent Yale field.
Walter Hines Page, the new Amer
ican ambassador, was received with
great cordiality by Sir Edward Grey,
the British foreign secretary at the
For the second time Emma Gold
man has been chased cut of San Diego
by a marching mob. Emma’s stream
of talk convinced the regulators that
she needed hiking exercise.
Dr. Emery W. Hunt, who resigned
the presidency of Denison university
at New-ark, O., has accepted the sec
retaryship of the American Baptist
Foreign Missionary society.
Manufactured goods exported from
the United States in the first ten
months of the fiscal year 1913 exceed
ed by $500,000 worth a day the ex
ports in the corresponding year.
The American Red Cross recently
authorized American Consul Miller at
Tampico, Mex., to draw $3,000 for the
maintenance and transportation of
American refugees to Galveston.
The Danish premier has informed
the party leaders that as a result of
the recent elections, the government
would resign on June 12, when the
Danish parliament will reassemble.
Frank A. Roach, train dispatcher
for the Missouri Pacific railway af
Sedalia, Mo., testified that forgetful
ness on his part caused a wreck at
Brant, Mo., in which three trainmen
Attorney General Barker has filed
in the state supreme court his brief in
support of his petition for a quo war
ranto writ to prevent the fire insur
ance companies from withdrawing
In an editorial on the California,
situation the London Standard ad
vises Japan to deal with the question
as a purely business matter rather
than to import into it sentiments of
offended racial and national pride.
Information charging six Univer
sity of Missouri students with illegal
voting in a municipal election, was
filed at Jefferson City recently, by E.
C. Anderson, prosecuting attorney.
He says he will file against twenty
Much apprehension was aroused' at
:he discovery that unidentified per
sons had defiled the front door of the
United States consulate at Naples,
Sonora. Counsul Frederick Simpitch
sent a note of protest to the town pre
fect, and a policeman immediately’
was sent to remove the defacement.
Suits to hold C. K. G. Billings, bank
er and sportsman 'of New York and
Chicago, responsible for approximate
ly $5,000,000 due to the failure of the
John R. Walsh banks, the Chicago
National and the Home Savings harf
been filed in the circuit court at Chi
Field Marshal Kalmar Vcn Dei
Goltz, considered one of the foremost
strategists of the age, has presented
* request to Emperor William to be
allowed to -retire. The field marshal
who entered the army in 1861 and
'ought through the Prussian-Austrian
and Franco-German wars, would have
commanded the main German army
m case of the breaking out of a war.
Catcher George Gibson, of the Pi
rates, wearing a plaster cast on his
broken ankle, has gone to his home
near London, Ont. George will be
out of the game for a couple of
tndntfcs at least.
Tony Jannus made a hydro-aero
plane flight from Paducah to St. Louis,
a distance of 250 miles.
President "Tip” O’Neil of the West
ern league has announced that he had
purchased Umpire Jack O’Toole of
the International league.
“King” Cole, the former Cub pitch
er, now twirling for the Columbus
team, won the first three games he
pitched in the American association.
A crack “All-Filipino” baseball team
composed of fourteen of the fastest
ball players in the Islands have start
ed for a tour of Japan and the United
Manager Holmes of the Sioux City
team of the Western League has re
leased Third Baseman Bob James.
Mayor Charles F. O'Neil of San
Diego, Cal., vetoed the prize fight or
dinance permitting twenty-round con
tests passed by the city council.
Pitcher Charles McCoy .of the St.
Joseph Western League club has been
ordered to join his team in Lincoln
to accompany it to Denver.
Tommy Ketchall of Chicago was
awarded a decision over .Maurice
Thompson.cf Butte at the end of
twelve rounds of hammer and tong
: VETERANS TO MEET
Big Reunion of Survivors of Civil
War at Gettysburg on
40,000 EXPECTED TO ATTEND
Men Who Wore the Blue and Gray
to Again Gather on Ground
Made Memorable by His
By EDWARD B. CLARK.
WASHINGTON. — During the
first four days of July the
battlefield of Gettysburg. Pa.,
will again be the scene of a
meeting of the Blue and the
Gray, but this time they will meet in
amity and affection. A half-century will
have passed since last these men of two
great American armies met on this
northern field. Then they were face
to face in deadly conflict, for the issue,
it was well understood to both con
tending forces, was the success of the
southern cause, or the beginning of its
defeat, to be followed by the restora
tion of the Union as it had been before
the first shot was fired at Fort Sum
The United States government and
the government of nearly every state
in the Union have combined to make
the Gettysburg reunion of the soldiers
of the north and south one of the great
peace events of the century. The state
of Pennsylvania some time ago ap
pointed a "Fiftieth Anniversary of the
Battle of Gettysburg commission” to
make preparations for the four dpys’
reunion, at which Pennsylvania as a
state was to act as host to the vet
erans of the war between the states
and to the thousands of visitors who
would follow their march to the field
Of battle, and appropriated $150,000 for
the purpose of entertaining the vet
40,000 Veterans Expected.
It is expected that 40,000 veterans
of the war, not all of them, however,
survivors of the Gettysburg battle, will
be foutyl encamped upon the field
when reveille sounds on the morning
of July 1. It will be a different re
veille than that which the fife and
drum corps of the two great armies
sounded fifty years ago. The call to
awakening will be a call to a peaceful
celebration while the call to the awak
ening in July, 1863, was a call of
armies to conflict and, to thousands of
men, a call to death.
For years the veterans have been
looking forward to this reunion. It is
probable that there will be present
many thousands of survivors of the
battle. The United States government
ander an act of congress has appro
priated money for the preparation of
the camps and for the messing of the
soldier visitors. The average age of
the men engaged in the Civil war was
anly eighteen years, but fifty years
have passed since these soldier boys
fought at Gettysburg, and so if the
computation of age was a true one the
average years of the veterans who will
meet in Pennsylvania In July will be
about sixty-eight years. Many of them.
Df course, will be much older and a
good many of them, men who entered
at ages ranging from fourteen to sev
enteen years, will be younger, but all
wjdj be old men as the world views
Many of the states of the Union,
north as well as south, have made ap
propriations to send their veterans to
the Gettysburg reunion and to pay all
Dther expenses. The battle of Gettys
burg is recognized as the turning point
of the war between the states. It has
been called time and again one of the
decisive battles of the world. Gener
ally it is recognized that Gettysburg
decided the great conflict, helped in
the decision probably by the fail of
Vicksburg on the Mississippi, which
;ook place virtually at the moment
that the conflict on the Pennsylvania
Held was decided in favor of the north
The preparations which the govern
ment is making to care for the veter
ans at Gettysbui^ are Interesting.
They have been under the charge of
lames B. Aleshire, quartermaster gen
eral of the United States army, and
Henry G. Sharpe, commissary general
of the United States army. Two years
ago last March 14,000 regular troops
were gathered in camp at Texas. The
health of the soldiers throughout the
Texas encampment was almost per
fect, made so by the plans which had
been carefully laid io see that perfect
sanitation was maintained. The Unit
ed States army was taught a lesson
by the Spanish war, when lack of
proper sanitary precautions and unpre
paredness in other ways cost the gov
ernment the lives of more men than
were sacrificed to the bullets of the
The estimates of the commissary
»nd quartermaster authorities are
based upon an attendance of 40,000 vet
erans. It probably will cost the gov
ernment about $360,000 to act in 'part
as host to the survivors of the battle
and other veterans who attend the
Big Tack to Feed Men.
The survivors of the war from the
north and south who will be present,
being old men, must be cared fer in
a way which would not have beer, nec
1 essary fifty years ago. The messing of
the veterans will require 400 army
ranges, 1 great field bakery, 40,000
mess kits, 800 cooks, 800 kitchen help
ers and 130 bakers. This helping per
sonnel will be required to be in camp
for at least seven days, and many of
them for a longer period, for the pur
pose of installing the field bakery, the
field ranges and in dismantling, clean
ing, packing and storing material ofter
the encampment is over.
The old soldiers are to be supplied
with fresh meat directly from refrig
erator cars drawn upon the field. They
will be given fresh vegetables and spe
cial bread with the best coffee and tea
which the market affords. For them it
will not be a case of hardtack, bootleg
and poor bacon.
The Battle of Gettysburg commis
sion of the state of Pennsylvania has
a large sum of money at its disposal
for the entertainment of the visiting
veterans, and the thousands of persons
who will accompany them. Hospital
ity Is to mark the days. Fifty years
ago Pennsylvania aided in the work of
repelling the visitors from the south.
In early July next the same state will
have its arms wide open in welcome
to the men wearing the gray. Enter
tainments of various kinds will be of
fered the visiting veterans, but it is
pretty well understood that their deep
interest in revisiting the scenes where
they fought. Little Round Top, Oak
Ridge, Cemetery Hill, Culp’e Hill,
Rock Creek, the Stone Wall and other
places will hold them largely to the
pleasures and to the sadnesses of per
sonal reminiscences. Arm in arm with
the Union soldiers the Confederate sol
diers will retramp the battleground.
They will look over the field of Pick
ett’s desperate charge. They will re
trace the marching steps of Long
street’e corps. They will go to the
place where Meade had his headquar
ters and to the place from which Lee
directed his southern forces in battle.
Pennsylvania is going to make a
great celebration of peace of this fif
tieth anniversary of what probably
was the decisive battle of the war, al
though it was fought nearly two years
before the war ended. Other states
will help Pennsylvania in its work, and
from every section of the country,
north, east, south and west, the vet
erans will assemble, most of them
probably to see for the last time in
life the field upon which they were
willing to die for the sake of their re
The veterans will not be directly en
camped in the Gettysburg park, which
is dotted with monuments to the vari
ous commands which took part in the
fight and which is laid out in approved
park fashion, with fine drives and
beautifully kept lawns. There will be
two camps, known as No. 1 and No. 2.
No. 1 will cover 149 acres and No. 2
will cover 44 acres. The layouts of
these camps are based on the use of
conical tents, each of which will, with
out crowding, accommodate eight per
sons. Inasmuch a* accommodations
are to be furnished for 40,000 visitors
5,000 tents will bo required to give
quarters to the visiting hosts.
The quartermaster general in a re
port says: "It is assumed that the
meals will be served to the visitors
in a manner similar to that used by
the regular troops when in camp for
short periods; that is, by having each
man go to the kitchen with his mess
kit to be served there and dining in his
tent or other convenient places."
Visitors to Be Cared For.
Every possible care is to be taken
of the visitors. The sanitary arrange
ments which have been made are said
to be the beet that are possible and
they are the result of careful study by
medical officers of the service. All the
experience of the past has been drawn
upon to make it certain that the health
of the veterans will be conserved while
they are in camp.
With so many thousands of old sol
diers in attendance, and taking Into
consideration th6 probability that the
weather will be warm, it is expected
that there will be sickness, but the
United States government and the
state of Pennsylvania are preparing
for a hospital service which shall ba
adequate to any contingency. Thera
will be hospital corps detachments
present ‘ ready to render first aid to
the injured, and there will be many
field hospitals with surgeons in at
tendance, where the sick can receive
It is eaid that this contemplated re
union has induced more Interest
among the old soldiers of the north
and the south than any event which
has happened since the day that the
war closed. There is today at Gettys
burg a great national park, in which
1b included a cemetery where thou
sands of soldier dead are buried. The
United States government and the leg
islature of Pennsylvania worked to
gether to make a park of the battle
field and to mark accurately every
point in it which hae historic interest.
When one goes to the field he car. tell
Just where this brigade or that bri
gade was engaged, just where this
charge or that charge was made and
Just where the desperate defenses of
positions were maintained until the
tide of battle brought either victory or
defeat to one of the Immediate com
It was in 1895 that congress estab
lished a national park at Gettysburg
and gave the secretary of war author
ity to name a commission "to superin
tend the opening of additional roads,
mark the boundaries, ascertain and
definitely mark the lines of battle of
troops engaged, to acquire lands which
were occupied by infantry, cavalry and
artillery, and such other adjacent
lands as the secretary of war may
deem necessary to preserve the Impor
tant topographical features of the bal
When the Union and the Confeder
ate veterans reach Gettysburg on June
30 next they will find on the scene oi
the old conflict between five and six
hundred memorials raised in cominem
oration of the deeds of their com
mands on the great fields of the Penn
sylvania battlefield. There are, more
over, 1,000 markers placed to desig
nate historic spots. There are great
towers built upon the field by the gov
ernment so that bird’s-eye views can
be obtained of the entire scene of the
battle. Pine roads have been con
structed and everywhere attention has
been paid to every detail of the least
importance in setting forth the history
of one of the greatest battles ever
known to warfare.
It is expected that much good wil,
come from the reunion of the Blue and
the Gray on the battlefield of Gettys
burg. Time has healed many wounds.
The o d soldiers have forgotten their
animosities more readily than have
the civilians. It is thought that this
great coming together in peace of two
once conflicting hosts will mark tht
passing of the last trace of the bitter
ness of the war between the state;
of this great Union.
Patience—Small panes of glass are
set into the side of a new fountain
pen 60 the quantity of ink it holds can
be seen readily.
Patrice—Some people are too impa
tient! Why can’t they wait until the
Ink comes out on their fingers t'
BALKAN WAR ENDED
“TREATY OF LONDON” SIGNED »Y
CEREMONIES ARE VERY BRIEF
Montenegro Still Dissatisfied But
Yields to Pressure Brought by
London.—The eights months’ war
between Turkey and the allied Balkan
states is ended. The “Peace of Lon
don” was signed iB the gallery of St.
Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign
secretary, presided over the formali
ties. The following peace delegates
signed the preliminary treaty: Osman
Nizami Pasha for Turkey, Dr. Daneff
for Bulgaria, Stejan Novakovitch for
Servia, Stephanos Skoloudis for
Greece and M. Popocitch for Monte
The only dramatic feature of the
historic occasion was M. Popovitch’s
expression of keen disappointment
that Montenegro had “been despoiled
of its just share of the spoils of a
triumphant war" and of the hope that
“England, which took the lead in the
spoliation,” would taae every step to !
compensate Montenegro for its sacri
The actual cei«mony was very brief.
The delegates signed the treaty with
out reading it, evidently in full con
fidence that all the seven articles ;
were in such wording as the powers
chose to have them.
The Bulgarian delegates proposed
that peace become immediately effect
ive without ratification of the treaty.
This proposal was rejected and the
delegates then left after having
agreed to meet to consider the advis
ability of an eventual annexed pro
After informing the ambassadorial
conference of the signing of the peace
draft, Sir Edward Grey suggested that
the conference limit its discussions to
three questions: A constitution for Al
bania, the delimitation of the southern
frontier of Albania and the status of
the Aegean islands.
Attempted Lynching Frustrated.
Council Bluffs, la.—A mob of nearly !
300 men, formed for the purpose of i
lynching Francisco Guidice, an Ital- j
ian accused of murdering Fireman ;
Howard Jones Tuesday night,. ;
wrecked a half dozen stores in the ;
heart of Council Bluffs, when it was ;
foiled in an attempt to take the pris
oner from the county officers.
The mob. armed wth a heavy beam
for a battering ram, marched upon
the county jail and demanded the pris
oner. Sheriff Lindsey had learned of
the intention to lynch the Italian and
had ordered the prisoner removed by
auto to another city. The sheriff and
his deputies were on hand when the
mob arrived, and threw open the jail
to an inspection committee, which
visited every cell. Other committees
visited the^city jail and searched the
Angered by its failure to secure the
alleged murderer, the mob swept
through the business section of Coun
cil BluffSj shouting and demolishing
property of foreigners.
Property demolished probably will
not exceed $1,000. The heaviest loss
was suffered by John Birbilis. The
Palace of Sweets, at 4 Pearl street,
owned by Birbilis, was the worst
wrecked of any store. A dozen
bricks were hurled through the win
dows and the stock was badly dam
aged. Loss here may exceed $250.
Another candy store, at 540 West
Broadway, owned by Birbilis, ■was
damaged to the extent of $200.
Nations Accept Peace Plans.
Washington.—Secretary Bryan sig
nalized the day commemorative of
the country’s hero dead by an
nouncing -that eight nations have re
sponded favorably to his peace plan
asking that suggestions be submitted
in regard to details. The nations in
the order in whch they have accepted
are: Italy, Great Britain, France,
Brazil,, Sweden, Norway, Peru and
Cudahy Workers Strike.
Sioux City, Iowa.—Three hundred
truckers, steam fitters, helpers, hog
killers and laborers in all departments
cf the Cudahy Packing plant at Sioux
City have gone on a strike for higher
wages. Most of the men on strike are
Bulgarians Destroy Town.
Saloniki.—A dispatch from a trust
worthy source says that the Bulgarian
troops have already destroyed the vil
lage of Hadji, between Saloniki and
Serres and massacred the population.
Stilwell Sentenced to Sing Sing.
New' York.—Former State Senator
Stephen K. Stilwell, convicted of bri
bery by a jury after he had been ex
onerated by the New York state sen
ate, was sentenced to serve not less
than four years nor more than eight
in Sing Sing prison.
Overlooked $3,500 Draft.
Salina, Kas.—Several hundred peo
ple walked over a negotiable draft
for $3,500 that was lest in the post
office by H. H. F. Sudendorf, a busi
Special Stamp Abolished.
Burleson has issued an order discon
tinuing the use of the special 10-cent
registery stamp and providing that
no additional registry stamp shall be
printed after the present supply shall
have been exhausted.
Escaped Prisoner Captured
Albuquerque, N. M.—James Arthur
Baker, who escaped from Sheriff Wil
«onN>f Riverside, Cal., by jumping
from a train, was captured here by
Chief of Police McMillin.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Thayer r unty has had a rainfall of
about three and one-half inches this
Dan Hiner, a prominent farmer
near Ord, has been taken to a private
sanitarium at Lincoln for treatment
for a mental disorder.
The hospital at Elmwood is quar
antined for snjallpox. The little
daughter of Dr. E. S. Liston contract
ed the disease from a nurse.
Judge L. M. Pemberton has appoint
ed A. H. Kidd a member of the Beat
rice city park commission to succeed
R. W. Grant, who recently resigned.
The twenty-first annual convention
of the Jefferson County Sunday
School association was held in the
Christian church at Fairbury.
Lieutenant-Colonel Waldo E. Ayres
of the. War department, formerly sta
tioned at Fort Crook, is inspecting
the state headquarters cf the National
As the result of complaint by citi
zens of North Loup against the slot
machines, County Attorney Staple has
invoked the state law to abate the
President Waters of the state aerie
of Eagles is making final arrange
ments for the state convention of the
order to be held at Beatrice June 10,
11 and 12.
The little 3-year-old son of Mr.
Hansen, a farmer living about seven
miles southeast of Newman Grove,
fell into the stock ' tank and was
Mrs. Henry Shaffer cf Humboldt,
while dlskiDg for her husband, was
thrown from the plow as it ran over
a stump, and su3tained several se
From June 12 to 22 a Chautauqua
will be held in Beatrice. The park
commissioners have granted permis
sion to hold the Chautauqua at the
The discovery of small insects re
sembling lice in the roots of several
fields of wheat that have shown symp
toms of blight has caused some alarm
The baseball fans of Pickerell and
Cortland want the Union Pacific com
pany to run a motor car to Lincoln
on Sunday so they can witness the
Western league games there.
Wymore dog poisoners have set a
new record. They rid the community
of twenty-one dogs in three days, sur
passing their own record of the past
by about fifteen dogs.
Edgar Steinhaur, an employe of
the Plattsmouth JournaJ, while riding
tandem with Leland Briggs on a mo
torcycle, was knocked unconscious in j
a collision with a farmer's team.
The Dempster company has a force j
of men working at Zimmerman i
Springs, northwest of Beatrice, with j
a view of securing an adequate sup- i
ply of pure water for the city.
The state railway commission in
dulged in a little salary raising. U. i
G. Powell, rate expert, who has been
receiving $200 a month, was given a
salary of $250 a month, beginning
new organization. Known as tne
public service club, has lately come
into existence at Broken Bow. It is
composed of leading business men
and has a charter membership of
Secretary of State Wait and Com
missioner Gerdes of the Board of Con
trol have gone to Beatrice to super
vise the installation of an electric
power plant at the state institution in
The graduating class of the Fre
mont High school has set a limit on
tse cost of graduating frocks. The
g,rls have agreed to wear sailor
suits, of which the cost of making
shall not exceed $5 each.
Frank H. Krenzberg, who lives near
Odell, after voting for thirty years
and considering himself a citizen of
the United States, has learned
that he is still a subject of the Ger
The streets in the business section
of Beatrice are to be flushed every
day by the firemen and so do away
with the sweeping. The work will
be done between the hours of 2 and
3 o’clock in the morning.
During a match game between the
Grand Island and Cozad High schools
Vance Faught, a member of Cozad's
team, was struck at the base of the
ear by a pitched ball, resulting in in
ternal hemorrhage and death.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of next
week a rousing campaign will be car
ried on by the Beatrice Commercial
club to raise the $7,600 budget fund.
At the present time about $3,000 has
been raised with very little effort.
Gage county fanners are at present
milking about 10,000 cows, each pro
ducing on an average 125 pounds of
butter fat a year. Farm Demonstrator
Liebers says that a great many of
these do not produce enough butter
fat to pay the cost of feed and care.
A contract was made Tuesday
morning between the city of Wymore
and the Murray Iron works of Bur
lington, Iowa, for the purchase of a
Corliss steam engine and two boilers.
The machinery is to be in Wymore
within thirty days. The plant will be
used to generate electricity.
The inSurgants pf the M. W. A. will
open national headquarters at Hast
Edward A. Brown, who was editor
and proprietor of the Nebraska City
Daily News from 1890 to 1908, died at
his home in Oskaloosa. Ia. He was
married to Miss Belle Sellers of
Omaha in 1892. who survives him.
The pure food department keeps
busy looking after the fruit dealers.
Commissioner Harmap has received
word from one of his deputies that a
man at Havelock was prosecuted for
selling a decayed pineapple and was
assessed a fine of $10 and costs.
J. E. FinfrocK, who recently sold his
interest in the Auburn Republican, is
now city editor of the Ord Quiz.
Peter Tongren, aged 21 years, whose
home is in Beatrice, was drowned in
Wood river. He was a student in the
normal school here and would have
graduated this year.
At a meeting of the Alliance board
of health a resolution was passed ai- j
lowing the opening of churches, pie- (
turcs shows and other public buildings j
to the public. The number of cases j
of small pox has greatly decreased ]
and there is no further dangtir of the
spread of the disease
OFFICIAL REPORTS SHOW THAT
BEST OF CONDITIONS PREVAIL
ALFALFA IS NOW BEING CUT
First Crop of the Forage Is Being Har
vested in Western Part of the
The Burlington’ Nebraska crop re
port has been waited for with consid
erable anxiety by grain men and oth
ers interested in crop conditions. It
has been known that the rains all
over the state were the heaviest in
years, and consequently it was feared
that the report would show possibly
heavy damage in many localities.
The anxiety is 'now dispelled, for
the crop report indicates a most flat
tering condition so far as small grain
is concerned. On the ten-year basis
the condition, of winter wheat is
placed at better than 100 per cent
and on the several divisions of the
road is estimated as follows:
Omaha division, 102 per cent.
Lincoln division, 104 per cent.
Wymore division, 106 per cent.
McCook division, 100 per cent.
Estimates Too Low.
General Superintendent Allen of the
Nebraska divisions still maintains
that the estimates as made by the
agents and other experts and then
compiled by divisions is too low. He
maintains that after making extensive
trips through the wheat growing
counties of the state he is justified in
putting the condition of the cereal at
120 per cent, as compared with the
Oats are reported to be in fine con
dition, without any signs of the ap
pearance of rust or damaging insects.
This is also true of all other kinds of
spring small grain.
Taking up corn the report goes on
to say that while it has been very
unfavorable for planting fanners
planted between showers, and conse
quently got considerable seed into the
ground. There are no reports of corn
having rotted. On the other hand it
is stated that early planted corn is
growing fairly well, regardless of the
cold and wet weather.
On the McCook division it is esti
mated that SO per cent of the corn
lied been planted, 50 per cent on the
Omaha and Lincoln and 30 per cent
on the M'vmore division.
In the west part of the state where
the weather was clear, the first cut
ting of alfalfa was commenced.
Headright List Taken to Washington.
Winnebago, Neb. — Superintendent
A. H. Kneale left for Washington, D.
C., Sunday, May 25, supposedly for
the purpose of having the list of Indi
ans to whom he recommends that the
long looked for head right be paid in
cash, approved at the Indian office. It
is understood that the list has been
prepared with the idea of being as
liberal as possible, as regards the .
competent ones. The headright of
the 'incompetent Indians and also of
the minors, is to be reserved, or still
held in trust. Mr. Kneale expects u>
return in about one week when the
checking' in of the new' agent. Mr.
Spear, will take place. In the mean
time, the latter is making himself ac
quainted with the reservations, and
the two offices, Winnebago and Macy.
Western Union Appeals Suit.
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany has appealed to the supreme
court from a judgment secured in the
Douglas county court against the
company by C. B. Nash & Co. of
The Nash people set out in their
case in the district court that the tel
egraph comapny failed to deliver a
message sent by them to a brokrage
firm in New York instructing them to
sell 300 shares of American Smelting
and Refining company’s common
stock at 68 V& cents. As a result the
Nash company lost out in the amount
of $1,687.50 on the stock. The lower
court gave the company a verdict for
$799 and the telegraph company ap
Lumber Firm Changes Hands.
Bradshaw, Neb.—Quite anlmportant
business change was made in this
town in the sale of the Bradshaw
Lumber company to Messrs. J. F.
Hinshaw and sen of Tabor, la. The
sale includes the fine new residence
of F. E. Lloyd, the president and man
ager. Mr. Hinshaw is a cousin of ex
Congressman E. H. Hinshaw of Fair
Wymore will celebrate the Fourth
of July. The volunteer fire depart
ment will have charge of the expendi
ture of, $500 which has been sub
scribed for the day’s festivities.
Will Have New Court House.
Springview, Neb.—Keya Paha
county has voted to issue bonds to
the amount of $17,000 to build a new
court house in Springview, the county
seat. The propcsition to vote bonds
carried by a majority of 68. Two
years ago the same proposition lost by .
thirtv-threc votes. The present court
house was built in 1885 and is not
even an excuse for a court house, but
the pounty being forty-eighth miles
east and west and only an average
of fifteen miles wide it has been im
possible to get a bond issue till now.
For a National Highway.
Fremont, Neb.—The meeting in
Fremont of the Platte Valley Good
Roads association in connection with
the Central transcontinental national
highway association resulted *in the
Platte Valley official transcontinental
association for promoting the nation
al highway movement across Nebras
ka and Wyoming. Five states were
represented at the meeting. Despite
the muddy roads over 200 road boost
ers attended, from east as far as Chi
cago and west as far as Julcsburg.
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