The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, June 11, 1914, Image 2

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i boilhib down of evenis
Natieeal. Politic**. Personal and Other
Matters m Brief Form for All
C<»—ad of Roadora.
Bastes Bey. who la to succeed
T W nrf Zta Pacha as Turkish to
haul r ha* arrived In Washington.
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Beert-iary Garrsoe will go to Near
Tack nest Wednesday and June 11 and
12 w ill he present at the graduating
eiem*e* at the military academy at
West Point, making aa address and
BandUag the graduate# their diplo
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The hoaae passed the Rucxer ream
htios which la eEect. exonerate* the
democratic congressional committee
of caarge* that it ruiated the corrupt
practice* act in as setting senator*
and representative* far campaign con
triMr in—
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The I'cited State* Commi*«ion on
ladastrial Relations, la Its search for
Cacta oa which to base recommenda
ttom* to euagrews for remedial indu*
Inal eg s atioa. took the testimony of
tnitaewees with knowledge of the
Men • garment trade
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A year's labor of the cungreaaloBal
Bunt committee oa railway mail pay
ewimiaated la a bill prepared by Rep
•ammtatiie Tuttle o< Xewr Jersey to
Bay the rwtiway* not oa the weight of
■am: earned aa at present but upon
the apace required It Is expected to
aa>* a year.
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After onaferear* between leaders
af the fight to pass the Panama tolls
exemptum repeal bill. Senator Sim
mon* predated that tbe measure
*o«i4 get the vote of fifty-too sen*
•ora a safe majority. Senator Bin
aott declared bis line up did not in
Ciade say senator considered doubt
e e e
President Wilson and Speaker
Clark delivered addresses st tbe Vie
sod'is. day services under tbe aus
-ptces of the A R in Arlington
eesne'.ery at Washington. Tbe presi
dent bad not exported to participate.
Vut feeling that a false construction
had been plared upon his declination,
decided to attend and speak.
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Wool producers who closed a three
day conference m Wash melon asked
Ittwtvf) Houston of tbe Department
af Agriculture to institute plans for
gumdardiciag their products. Tbe
noaference putctad out tbe need for
govern meat sheep breeding farms
and a *cstle*e where tb* industry
migbt he studied.
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Cn-rd States Senator Lee 8 Over
man of North Carolina was unanim
aosly renominated and tbe position
taken by President Wilson for repeal
of (be Panama toil! exemption clause
was endorsed by tbe democratic state
cuaveatioa at Raleigh, x. c. The
eon*cotio* pledged tbe party to en
art a state wide primary law.
Clinois prison oftda'.s assert that
tbe opportunity to win good time by
working <<* tb* n<ads is an inspira
tion to alt of the prisoners who are
eligible Of these there are but coo
•ut af ljtM. as (be law provide* tjat
tbe privilege shall be extended only
to thus* who hats leas than Bve years
to serve.
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J. K Codding, former warden of
tbe state penitentiary at Lansing.
Kan sad at present aa assistant at
torney general st Leavenworth, in
charge of the prosecutioa of Illegal
liquor sales, was shut and seriouslv
wounded by Jake Weiseman. an al
leged resort owner Physicians said
tb* wound probably would not prove
fatal Weiseman wsa arrested.
At RprlnuteM. II!, reorganisation
Itow of the Wabash railroad were
dioruaaed at a a*",tin* of the Illinois
Puboe Utilities commission and rail
mad commissioners of Missouri. A. B.
Pruar. receiver at the Wahash; Wins
low Pierce. Xew York, chairman of
the rvurgmaissttun committee; J. L
M'.nnis. solicitor for the receiver; Mr.
thorn at •'.indbourne A Shores of
Kew York, who bald I14A.MII in unse
cured claims, and others.
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Members of the Xew York .Coffee
exchange adopted amendments to the
by«*i. providing for a chance in the
Contract effective July 1. 15115. fixing
difference* between growths as well
as hotween grade*
The administration antitrust pro
gram wan definitely rfarted on Its
way to the statute books when the
bowse, with the legislative machinery
working under forced draft, compiet
Od of the Covington
Trade Conm'oion, bill and laid that
B*ea* are a aide for final passage,
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Under guard of United States ear
«lrr. l-odlow. the striking coal miners
«mt colony, whicj was destroyed in
the fatal battle between miners, mi
litia and mine guards on April *6, ha*
beet- {<--rstabliabed.
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practically every department s’ore
In the country and every trade jour
•a! is owned by New Yorkers, accord
lag to W. J. Pilkmtoa. representing a
grade journal at Des Moines. la, who
ppoke during the Journalism week
ceiehrsuon by 'he School of Journal
tap of the University of Missouri.
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Mayor linn M Roberts of Terre
gfewte. I»d, charged with conspiracy
go corrupt elections, was found rot
gui«» by a Jury in the Terre Haute
circuit court. The Jury *« out lbif»
(y-fite tunstaa.
Greater New York spends $38,293,
408 on public schools yearly.
In the Cnited* States cities there
was last year one bank to every 9,700
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William J. Parent of Philadelphia
was elected supreme chief engineer
of the American Order of Steam En
gineers in convention in Baltimore.
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Sir Thomas Lipton has placed an'
! order with Charles E. Nicholson, de
signer cf Shamrock IV. for a 12-meter
racing Yacht to compete in the Pan
ama-Pacific exposition regatta.
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John D. Frederick, prosecuting at
torney of Los Angeles county, Cali
fornia- has announced his candidacy
for the republican nomination for
governor, following the withdrawal of
several other aspirants.
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The Pennsylvania progressive party
laid plans for the coming campaign,
organized its state committee and
adopted its declaration of principles.
William FlinB of Pittsburgh was con
tinued national committeeman.
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At Pftinsv’lle. Ky.. it was announc
ed that Mrs John C. C. Mayo, widow
of the Kentucky capitalist, who died
recently in New York, will be elected
a director in all the big business com
panies .n which her husband was in
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Mrs. Danske Bedinger Dandridge,
wife of Adam S Dandridge of Shep
ardstowc. W. Va.. committed suicide
by shooting herself. She was a
daughter of Henry Bedinger, Ameri
can minister to Denmark under Presi
dent Buchanan.
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Commander Christy cf the Scout
cruiser Salem, at Puerto. Mexico, re
ported to the Navy department that a
boiler tube blew out on '.iis ship, ser
iously injuring three men of the en
gineer orce. The names of the men
1 were not given.
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At Canon City. Colo., twenty-seven
men were arrested on indictments re
•urned by the grand jury, charging
grand larceny in connection with the
capture of the Chandler mine of the
Victor American Fuel company April
t'S by s'nkers.
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The once thriving mining town of
White Hiver, Cal., was purchased out
right by E. G. Zalud and Lawrence
White All that remains of the town
is a diminishing population, a store,
hotel, post office, dance hall, black
smith shop and a few residences.
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Two persons are reported to be
dead, a dozen injured and a number
of destroyed by a terrific
s'orm of wind, rain and lightning
which swept along the valley of the
Casselman river in Pennsylvania, tic
cording to meager and unconfirmed
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The cScials of the T'nited States
National Lawn Tennis association
have af" anted the members of the
ranking committee. The three men
are F. C. Inman. Rockaway Hunting
club. New York: W. L. Pattee. Nas
sau Country club. New York; and W.
M. Hall. West Side Tennis club.
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Miss M Carey Thomas, president of
Bryn Mawr college, in an address to
,'be graduating class, asserted that if
nstituticns of higher education in the
t’nited Stales expect to meet success
fully the new demands that are being
made upon them for more advanced
teaching methods they must make the
teaching profession more lucrative
and attractive.
Acnouscement of the appointment
by Provisonal President Huerta of
iienjamin ltarrios as new Mexican
minister to Guatemala has been made.
Mr Barm/* is a Mexican citizen of
English extraction and is an inter
; national lawyer.
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At Oreglia. Italy. Countess Tieupo
lociggioni. a Venetian noblewoman,
, was acquitted on a charge of murder
ing the orderly of Captain Oggford,
1 her husband. November 11. 1913. The
countess testified fhe killed the man
when iie entered her room and at
tacked her.
The French ministry to replace that
hetded by Premier Doumergue, which
resigned June 2. has not been formed.
Kcne Vivlani. the former minister of
public instruction, who was requested
| ky President Poincare to organize a
cabinet, was unable to submit a list
.to the president, but promised a
i definite answer soon.
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The Japanese government has be
' come so resiousiy concerned over the
anti-Japanese spirit that is being cul
tivated in Australia, New Zealand
and Canada, that missions have been
sent to England and the dominion
named to counteract this feeling. In
\ustralia the antagonism against
Asiatic immigration is even more bit
ter than in New Zealand, Canada or
the western stites of America.
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Perlin appears to have imported for
itself what the French have called
crimes or passion,” and to have ex
tended their range far beyond the
French example by a series of recent
murders and attempted murders.
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German sport is rapidly becoming
Amer.canized. Three American ath
letic trainers are busy showing Ger
man athletes how to win the Olympic
games of 1916. and now the kaiser
himself, the crown prince and the
heads of most of the princely and
grand ducal houses are complaining
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Amy circles of Honolulu are stir
red over the reported theft from army
headquarters of complete maps and
information concerning the island or
Oahu. The theft is said to have been
discovered on the moming of May 9 !
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The famous yacht. Princess Alice,
formerly owned by the prince of Mo
naco and used by him in his deep sea
researches, has been purchased by
lavrd Inverclyde, who will take a
party of friends on It to San Francis
, co rt-r the opening of the Pan&ma
j Pacific international exposition.
Vote Came Unexpectedly After Weeks
of Speechmaking, and Was
Soon Over.
Washington, D. C.—All three bills
on the administration trust legislation
program have passed the house and
have been sent to the senate for ac
tion. (
Opposition melted when the final
test came, and the motion went
through quickly. The Covington inter
state trade commission bill was
passed without a record vote; the
| Clayton omnibus and trust measure
received 275 votes to fifty-four against
it, and the vote on the Rayburn rail
road capitalization bil was 325 to
The clerk hardly had finished the
last roll call before the members had
settled down to consideration of the
sundry civil appropriation bill, one
3f several supply measures that must
be disposed of before the session
ends. The adjournment problem now
is squarely up to the senate, and the
iemocratic leaders on that side of the
capitol are expected to agree upon a
program in the near future.
Action”*on the trust bills in the
house came unexpectedly. The three
measures had been agreed to in "com
mittee of the whole” after weeks of
speechmaking, consideration of the
Rayburn bill as amended by the com
mittee being completed late in the
day. When the trade commit
sion bill came before the house for a
final vote. Progressive Leader Mur
dock moved that It be sent back to
the interstate commerce ommittee,
with instructions to report the Mur
dock bill as a substitute. This was re- i
jected 159 to 19, and the pending bill !
passed without a roll call. Then the ■
votes on the other two measures were '
taken in rapid succession.
Represenative White of Ohio was
the only democrat to vote against the
Clayton bill, and all the progressives
voted for it except Representative
Chandler of New York. Forty-three
republicans and sixteen progressives
joined the majority in supporting the
Wet and Dry Issue Again.
Superior, Xeb.—Under the referen
dum, a petition by the prohibition
party has been filed for another elec
tion in thirty days. It was two weeks
ago when the wet ticket won by
eight votes and it has taken since
this time to get the required number
of names to call a special election.
On the first vote in April the town
went dry by one vote out of over 600
cast. The next election may be
close, as over a hundred more per
sons have come to Superior, in the
employ of the cement company.
Kelly's Army Must Work.
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Fifty-one tat
tered and footsore men, the remain
der of "Kelly’s Armly” which left Sac
ramento, Cal., weeks ago. with Wash
ington as its destination, have reach
ed Fort Wayne. They are quartered
now at police detention station,
charges of vagrancy, and Police
Judge Kerr declared his intention of
putting them to work.
Hodges Denies Striking Mrs. West.
Topeka, Kan.—Governor George H.
Hodges flatly denied he struck Mrs.
Luella West of Wichita during a scuf
fle for the possession of certain pa
role papers in the governor’s office
on .April 8 last. The governor was
testifying in the suit brought by Mrs.
West for $2,315 damages for an al
leged assault and battery.
Cry for Harvest Hands.
Topeka, Kan.—Kansas needs
01,950 men, 6,375 extra teams and
2,260 extra cooks to harvest its wheat
crop this year, according to an esti
mate made public by W. L. O'Brien,
state labor commissioner and direc
tor of the state free employment bu
reau. His estimate is based on the
reports of correspondents in every
county in the state.
Volunteers Get More Rifles.
Belfast.—The army of the Ulster
“volunteers” has. been strengthened
by the addition of 3,000 Mauser ri
fles as the result of a daring gun
running feat of an Irish yachtsman.
Sex Hygiene Dropped.
Denver, Colo.—Sex hygiene will no
longer be taught in the Denver pub
lic schools. The school board adopt
ed a report dropping the name of
the instructor in this department.
Westinghouse Employes to Strike.
Pittsburg, Pa.—According to offi
cials of the Allegheny Congenial In
dustrial union, a labor organization
formed here last February, 10,000 em
ployes of the Westinghcuse Electric
and Manufacturing Co. and the Pitts
burg Meter Co., will go on a strike.
Taft Lays Cornerstone.
New Haven.—Former President
William H. Taft laid the cornerstone
of New Haven’s new marble postof
fice, which is to cost $1,600,000. Mr.
Taft delivered a historical address.
\ Wilson Shows Kindness.
Washington, D. C.—President Wil
son kept a long line of callers wait
ing while he left his private office to
shake hands with John W. Kern, Jr.,
a son of Senator Kern. The boy has
infantile paralysis, and went to th«
White house on crutchea.
Baby of Twenty Pounds.
Placerville, Cal.—The largest baby
born in El Dorado county within the
memory of the oldest inhabitants ar
rived in the home of H. H. Long of
Caldor. It weighed twenty Dotinda.
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A new brick yard at West Point ia
ready for operation.
The Holiness association have be
gun a two weeks' camp meeting at
The office of the Seward Lumber
and Fuel company was robbed of cash
in the safe recently.
Governor Morehead has commenced
the erection of a large house on his
island in the Missouri river.
Rev. Ferdinand Peich of Randolph
has gone to West Point to take charge
of the Roman Catholic church there.
Pitcher Kirschner and Second Base
man Geyer of the Beatrice league
team have been released by Manager
An Indian baby fell from the win
dow of a moving M. & O. train be
tween Emerson and Nacora but was
A workman employed by the Pep
perburg cigar company of Lincol.n was
attacked and knocked down by strik
ing cigarmakers.
Plans are being perfected at Bea
trice for the erection of a $27,000 the
ater which will seat about 1,500 and
be thoroughly modern.
Leon Davis, twenty-four years old,
has confessed murdering Mrs. B. F.
Cook of Falls City after making a vain
attempt to assault her.
J. w. Jones, instructor or science
and athetics in the Weeping Water
high school, has been elected to a
position in the Central City schools.
The building of the Farmers’ Co
operative Grain company elevator at
Greeley Center has been started and
construction is being pushed rapidly.
Miss Bertha Schultz, deputy county
treasurer for Seward county, and Vin
cent Stahl, deputy state food inspector,
were married in Seward on June 4.
Mr. and Mrs. William James, living
southeast of town, celebrated their
fiftieth wedding anniversary this week.
About one hundred guests were pres
The city council of Humbolt has
offered a reward of $10 for the arrest
and conviction of any gambler and
$25 for the conviction of any boot
For the purpose of providing funds
for the paving of street intersections
in Kearney the city council will call
a special election for the voting of
$15,000 bonds.
Misses Ruth Capps and Helen Stein
of Hastings were among the Nebraska
girls who graduated from the North
western university of oratory at
Evanston, III.
By a vote of 7 to 5 the Omaha
board of education has decided to
abandon the Bummer school, where
nearly one thousand boys and girls
were permitted to make up back work
last year.
Commissioner King of the depart
ment of public safety is reluctant to
Install the double shift for fireman.
He feels that at the present time the
expense of the double shift is pro
William Maben of North Bend com
mitted suicide by shooting in the un
ion depot at Fremont. Two months
ago Anton Schecta of Lead, S. D.,
killed himself in the same room. Mr.
Maben had been in ill health.
The Bradley-Hughey wholesale gro
cery warehouse at Nebraska City was
destroyed by fire. The loss, which
approximates $70,000, is covered by
insurance. Several firemen were
slightly injured by pieces of falling
Congressman Lobeck, in response
to a number of telegrams, has replied
that he will favor the bill in which
Congressman Kinkaid is vitally inter
ested, extending the rights for water
payments under the North Platte gov
ernment irrigation project from ten
to twenty years, and do all that he
can to secure its passage at this ses
Chief Game Warden Rutenbeck has
received word from his deputies of the
imposition of fines upon several per
sons charged with violating the state
game laws. A. J. Steele and J. F.
Gavatt of Schulyer were each fined
$28.85 for catching fish in a dip net.
Frank Zion and Tom Kush of Colum
bus were each fined $10 and costs for
fishing without a license and ft>r
shooting birds out of season. At Ash
land George Mason. F. English and
Mr. Holmes were fined a total of $24
for violating the game law.
•*' '.idrew' G. Nelson, railway mail
clerk on the Norfolk Winner line for
more than ten years, is now post
master of Norfolk, relieving John R.
Hays who has been postmaster for
twelve consecutive years. Mr. Hays
was appointed by President Roosevelt,
May 19, 19(12.
The rural mail carrier* of the coun
ties in the immediate vicinity at
Emerson met in regular session, when
the following officers were elected; J.
M. Smith, president. Route 3, Pender;
L. W. Cowies, vice president. Route
1, Thurston; Lee Wood, secretary
treasurer, Emerson.
After a canvass of the city, Fre
mont is convinced that the business
men want a festival during the sum
mer and a committee is already lay
ing plans for a combined industrial
and agricultural show to be held dur
ing August. Four counties will be in
vited to participate in the fair.
Presidents Van Hise of Wisconsin,
Thompson of Ohio and Vincent of
Minnesota state universities and Sny
der of the Michigan agricultural col
lege, a commission which, at the re
quest of the Nebraska farmers’ con
gress, investigated university location,
has reported in favor of removal.
Greuber of Thayer County Declares
That It Will be Difficult to Get
Men Enough to do Work.
Lincoln.—Frank C. Best and Au
gust C. Harte, county commissioners
of Douglas county have filed in the
supreme court a motion to advance
the case brought \ by them against
Harley G. Moorhead, election commis
sioner of Douglas county, claiming
that a question of public interest is
involved whether the terms of office
cf Best and Harte shall be shortened
by reason of the provisions of section
1955 of the revised statutes, which
provides that in counties under town
ship organization having five commis
sioners, three shall be elected in 1914
end each four years thereafter.
They set out that Election Com
missioner Moorhead is unlawfully re
ceiving and filing nomination papers
from persons, who seek the nomina
tion for the offices held by them, as
representatives of the Third and
Fifth districts, notwithstanding the
offices will not expire until the first
Tuesday in January, 1916, and ask
for action of the court before July
18, 1914, or litigation will be useless.
Omaha Road is Sued.
The Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul
* Omaha railway has appealed from
a judgment secured in the district
court of Douglas county in the amount
of $66.26 by Hewy H. Payne, for ne
glect to deliver a bunch of thirty-two
cattle, shipped from Luther to South
Omaha, a distance of 157 miles in the
time usually needed for shipments
of that kind.
Scouting for Harvest Hands.
William, Greuber of Thayer county
was at the office of the commissioner
of labor discussing the proposition of
harvest hands for the coming harvest.
Mr. Greuber is of the opinion it will
be hard work to get sufficient help for
the harvest on account of the yield
being so great. He says that small
grain will be exceeding heavy in and
around his section of the country
and that corn is looking finely, mcst
of it already having been plowed the
first time.
Wheat Acreage Shows Increase.
Lincoln.—Crop statistics from Hall,
Sarpy and Red Willow counties hye
been sent in by the county clerks to
the bureau of publicity and statistics
of the State Board of Agriculture.
Acreages of the various crops and all
the data concerning Nebraska farms
and farmers are included in these
In the three counties reporting the
winter wheat acreage has increased
26,055 acres over 1913, or 15 per cent.
In the same counties the corn acre
age has decreased $19,956, or 10 per
The winter wheat acreages for the
two seasons is shown hv the follow
Acreage 1914. Acreage! 913
Hall . 83,577 75.169 !
Red Willow ... 88.996 76.018 i
Sarpy . 26.054 21,385
Totals .198,627 172,572
Increase 1914, 26,055 acres or 15
per cent.
The corn acreage follow’s:
Acreage 1914. Acreage 1913.
Hall . 64.401 70,827
Red Willow . 62.409 76,803
Sarpy . 42,374 41.510
Totals .169.184 189,140
Decrease 1914, 19,956. or 10 per
Sarpy county increased both its
winter wheat and corn acreages. In
Red Willow and Hall there were de
creases In corn acreages and In
creases in wheat sowing.
Machinists Hold Session.
Lincoln.—District No. 2b, represent
ing 000 organized machinists of the
Burlington railroad system held its
semi-annual session here last week.
The states of Wisconsin, Missouri,
Wyoming. South Dakota, Colorado,
Blinois and Nebraska were represent
ed. Among the resolutions adopted
was one declaring or a pension sys
tem for old employes and one pledg
ing support to the striking Colorado
miners. Officers for the coming year
were elected as follows:
President, J. A. Bottomly, Hanni
bal. Mo., vice president. C. A. Hanson,
Aurora. III.; sec-etary-treasuref, G. F.
Cook, Creston. Ia.. business agent, E.
Eklund, .Alliance, Neb., members of
executive b'-ard, .T. J. Osmer. Beards
town. 111.; R. E. T,esh, I incoln. Seb.;
Glen Abel. Lincoln; E. K. Eahan, La
Crosse, Wis., and J. J. Moore, Denver.
Horticulturists Elect Officers.
I incoln.—The board of directors of
the Nebraska State Horticultural so
ciety met at the Lindell hotel June
1. The new officers who were elect
ed at the annual meeting of the so
ciety last January took their offices.
The new officers: president, J. A.
Yager. Fremont: first vice president,
E. M. Pollard. Nehawka; second vice
president, Jacob Hess, Omaha: treas
urer, - Peter Youngers, jr.; Geneva;
directors, W. A. Harrison, York; G.
A. Marshall. Arlington; Val Keyser,
Nebraska City.
Shippers Want Advice.
. Lincoln.—Can the live stock ex
change of South Omaha charge 10
cents per car insurance on live stock
after it is unloaded at the yards?
That question has been put up to the
railway commission by shippers of
the state. The commission itself Is
puzzled as to its rights in the matter,
believing that while it has regulation
of the stock yards company in hand
It has no right to extend its jurisdic
tion to control of the affairs of the
live stock exchange. The attorney
sbjc2;.is3aui oi ueeq scq [BjauoS
Much More Labor la Required When
Highways Are Dry—Use Road Ma
chine When Soil Is Soft.
It is a great mistake to put off work
ing roads until August or September.
The roads should be worked when the
soil is damp, so as to make the soil
bake when it dries out. If the roads
are worked when they are dry, it
takes more power to draw the ma
chine and, besides, dry earth and dust
retain moisture and quickly rut after
rains. The use of clods, sods, weeds
or vegetable matter in building earth
roads should be avoided because they
also retain moisture.
If the working of the roads is de
ferred until the latter part of the sum
mer when the surface is baked dry
and hard, they are not only difficult to
work, but the work is unsatisfactory
when done. Earth which is loose and
dry will remain dusty as long as the
dry weather lasts, and then turn to
mud as the rains begin. By using the
road machine In the spring while the
soil is soft and damp, the surface is
more easily shaped and soon packs
down into a dry, hard crust, which is
less liable to become dusty in summer
and muddy in winter.
Repairs to roads should be made
when needed, and not once a year
after crops are laid by. Because of
its simplicity, efficiency and cheap
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King Road Scraper in Action.
ness, the split-log drag or some similar
device is destined to come into more
and more general use. With the drag
properly built and its use well under
stood, the maintenance of earth and
gravel roads becomes a simple and in
expensive matter. Care should be
taken to make the log so light that
one man can lift It with ease. The
log should be from seven to ten feet
long, and from eight to ten inches in
diameter. It should be split carefully
as near the center as possible and the
heaviest and best slab chosen for the
front. When the soil is moist, but not
sticky, the drag does the best work.
The road will hake If the drag is used
on it when it is wet. If the roadway
Is full of holes or badly rutted the
drag should be used once when the
road is soft and slushy.
Storm water should be disposed of
quickly before it has had time to
penetrate deeply into the surface of
the road. This can be done by giving
the road a crown or slope from the
center to the sides. For an earth road
which is 24 feet wide the center
should not be less than six inches nor
more than twelve Inches higher than
the outer edges of the shoulder. The
narrow road which is high in the mid
dle will become rutted almost as
quickly as one which is too flat, for the
reason that on a narrow road all the
traflHc is forced to use only a narrow
strip. Shoulders are often formed on
both sides of the road, which prevent
storm water from flowing Into the
side ditches, retaining it in the ruts
and softening the roadway. These \
ruts and shoulders can be entirely!
eliminated with the road machine or
split-log drag.
The width of the earth road will
depend on the traffic. As a rule, twen
ty-flve or thirty feet from ditch to ditch
is sufficient if the road is properly
crowned. Ordinarily the only ditches
needed are those made with the road
machine, which are wide and shallow.
Average Time cf Two and One-Half
Months in Each Year Highways
Are Unusable.
If you want to know how badly
Illinois needs good roads, ask the
rural mail carriers. There are nearly
three thousand of them in the state,
their routes cover 66.628 miles of road,
and they are out every- working day
in the year. When the subject is
roads, the rural mail carrier knows
what he is talking about.
Evidence collected from 2.724
rural mail carriers shows that mcst
highways of Illinois deserve the name
of trails, rather than of roads.
In one county, for nearly thirty
days in each year, the carriers are
unable to make their routes.
In the whole state, for an average
time of two and one-half months in
each year, the country roads are un
usable for a load of one and one-half
tons, says the Chicago Journal. In
some counties, country roads are un
usable for such a load during more >
than one-third of the year.
Such a condition is intolerable. It
levies a toll on every farmer and on
everyone who uses farm produce. It
raises the cost of living and cuts
down the rewards of labor.
Illinois must be pulled out of the
mud. The first step in this work is
to use convicts in preparing mater al
to make roads, instead of mud lanes.
Efficient Road Machine.
Don’t reject the split-log drag be
cause it is a cheap road machine, but
use it constantly, for it is the most
efficient road machine that we can use
In maintaining the dirt road.
Take Next Best Thing.
Where macadam or gravel roads1
cannot be built, take the next bust
;hing— build good dirt roads.
Build Up and Develop.
Good roads build up cities and towns
md develop the country as welL
This really means keep
ing the digestion good,
the liver active and the
bowels free from con
stipation. You are then
ready to “play the
game” to win. For any
disturbance in the di
gestive functions
has been proven very
helpful. You should try
it, but insist on getting
Superfluous Remark Unwelcome to
Man Who Knew Very Well That
It Was Raining.
“It’s quite a heavy shower we're
having,” he said, cheerily, to the man
who had entered with his clothes
soaked and his umbrella dripping.
“Yes, sir,” replied the stranger, testi
ly, “it is a heavy shower; but you have
failed to remark also tho Interesting
facts that the shower is falling down
ward from above, that it's a wet show
er, and that it is raining on both sides
of the street. Also you have neglected
to observe that this is the year 1914,
that the earth is round, and that there
are four seasons each year. But I’m
obliged to you for your information
about the weather."
And the stranger walked away, with
a glitter of vindictive triumph in his
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that It
Bears the
Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher’s Casteria
Natural Wit.
“Jims is very good on dog stories.”
“Yes, his tales do suggest a natural
The Last Straw.
"Everybody knocks that fellow who
wants to be a soldier.”
“That's so. Even his gun kicks.”
Be happy. Use Red Cross Ball Blue;
much better than liquid blue. Delights
the laundress. All grocers. Adv.
But the man who restricts his Joy
riding to street cars doesn't have to
worry about punctures.
Alfalfa seed 15.50. Farms tor sate on crop pay
ments. J. Mnlhail. Soo City, la.—Adv.
The curiosity of some enables others
to live without working.
Good Cause for Alarm
Deaths from kidney diseases bars in
creased 72% In twenty years. People over
do nowadays in somany ways that the con
stant filtering of poisoned blood weakens
the kidneys.
Beware of fatal Bright’s disease. YThen
backache or urinary iMs suggest weak
kidneys, use Doan’s Kidney Pills, drink
water freely and reduce the diet. Avoid
coffee, tea and liquor.
Doau’s Kidney Pills command confi
dence, for no other remedy is so widely
used or so generally successful.
A Nebraska Case
j "Several years ago
my kidneys got dis
ordered,” says J. N.
Metcalf, of 815 Pa
cific St., Omaha,
Neb. "I had gravel
and the kidney se
cretions were re
tarded and painful.
I was laid up in bed
for six months un
der the doctor’s care
and was a wreck.
One of my limbs be
came useless with]
rheumatism. A1
neighbor suggested
Doan’s Kidney Pills
and I took them.
They drove away
the pains and rid
my system of uric
ItllSi SUo"
mi uoan • at Any store. sue a Box
The most economical, cleansing and
germicidal of all antiseptics Is
A soluble Antiseptic Powder to
be dissolved in water as needed.
As a medicinal antiseptic for douches
in treating catarrh, inflammation or
ulceration of nose, throat, and that
caused by feminine ills it has no equal.
For ten years the Lydia E. Pinkham
Medicine Co. has recommended Paxtine
in their private correspondence with
women, which proves its superiority.
Women who have been cured, say
it is “worth its weight in gold.'* At
druggists. 50c. large box, or by maiL
The Paxton Toilet Co„ Boston, Mass.
Vanishes Forever