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MAY MAKE WILSON
A FOOD DICTATOR
BILL SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS
COVERS WIDE SCOPE.
STOCKMEN IN WEST ALARMED
Evidence to Substantiate Reports of
Unparalleled Shortage in Meat
Producing Animals Submitted
at Big Meeting in Omaha.
\\ H'liingtoii Absolute authority to
regulate in lt« discretion the distri
bution and jirii-e* of fisn| and other
necessities during the war was asked
of onagri-'* by the administration. In
a *wcc|itng bill intr<«hue.! with ad
ministration approval by ('Iiairtnan
Iner of the house agriculture eoltl
laittee. it I* pro|*>*cd to etii|inwer
the |>re«ideut. under the war clause
of the ratotlinim. to take these
measure* whenever in hi* opinion tile
national emergency shall require:
To fix maxitiinm and uiinituutu
price* for fond. clothing, fuel and
other necessaries and the articles re
quired for their production.
To preacrilie regulation* to govern
the production of these commodities
If »eov*«ary to requisition the pro
ducing facto tie* nines or other es
To compel holders of necessaries
to release theta lu amounts insuring
To regulate exchanges In stieh a
way as to eliminate market manipula
To foni|»-l railroads to give prefer
ence to the movement of necessaries.
To levy such Imisirtation duties as
W And* necessary to prevent exees
*ive “dutiijdng" of foreign products,
To impose limitations or prohibi
tum* upon the u«e of grain in the
manufacture of liquor.
In addition the secretary of agri
culture will is* em|*owered to estab
lish standard focal grade*, to license
ai>d <.»«frnl the manufacture storage,
atul distributing of food*; to pre
•rrihe the percentage of flour to he
milled f rotn wheat and to regulate
the mixing of wheat flour with other
flour In tlie making of bread and nth
Stock Growers Alarmed.
Omaha. Xeb.—At a meeting of
Mu<-k grower*. eotntui—inn men and
profe—urs from the college of agri
culture at Liundn re|*>rt* of tin*
alarming shortage of meat animal
si ere -uhmitted. Method- of increas
tug the production were discussed and
A representative of the Omaha
Live Stuck exchange stated that there
• ere ®J»a*«««» less I.reeding cattle ill
the fulled State- than there Were
fifteen year* ago.
Wioie the hog -iiorlagc for the tir-t
four mouth- ba- been only Hi jier
lent, tlie imlicatiou* are tliut tlie
next four mouth- will show a greater
dccrca«*- iMith in nuuilM-r and ton
With fee«let> all over the country
prarticall} gone, hrood animal* sold.
ha> and grain at a prohibitive figure
aud -light |iro«|iect- of any relief, tlie
conference decided drastic action was
A committee of five ap|iointed to
fortaulate a |4an drew up resolutions
that it was the sen-e of tlie confer
ence that the immeitiate intiserva
tlas and increase of live *tock on the
farms could iiest Is* brought about by
oimervlng the following rules:
I. Hr< -bag sows for fall litters.
J. I'reventlon of slaughter of desir
atde breeding stock.
S. Increasing tlie flock- of breeding
ewes kept on farm*.
Itealization of the seriousness of
the sborlage of live slock and that
the production of live stink is essen
tial to the most profitable use of tlie
farms prompted tlie conference to
adopt the above r«*solutious.
Count on U. S to Conquer U-Boats.
Washington. I* t*.—While member*
of entente missions share rhe alarm
of Atuetiean otli.-lals at the growing
inroad* of the submarine menace,
they do not regard the situation ns
In any sens.- fatal. It means, in their
view, a |«eriod of very great self
denial and further restrictions, hut
they do not credit in the least any
•qiiuioo that It is certain to load to
starvation or the loss of the war.
They are counting on shi|>*. men and
money from the I'mled States and
l«>s«ihh American inventive genius
to outweigh the t'-honl terror.
Diaoatisfaction Spreads in Germany.
4'ofM-ohageti. Via l»n<l*>n.—Th •
Berlin correspondent of the Hamburg
Kretudenhlatt. In a long survey of the
Internal situation. declare* that the
|*dlticnl life of tienuany Is now |«ass
Ing through an era of strife and dif
ference* of nfdniou on external and
Internal questions, which dally grows
more lively and of broader dlmen
r)lrn. The cofTes|s>n«lent is <|Uotcd
mm auyln< that dissatisfaction with
the government’s pot ley is growing !n
•» <11 re<~tIons In the empire._
Plan to Lower Wheat Prices.
Canada — Announcement
€ made U» parliament Ju*t recently
. jyf Thomas White, the minister of
‘ that plans sre under way for
JS, action by *“<> the
State* f reduce the price of
wheat *Mr Thoosns *sid the price of
rZT'whent or any other necessity
^laoite regulate*! by the f ana
, nt fo,wI prWs
ri-aafu1 the regu action of
must he »be <dtaultam-.il
tho fnltdt States and
Critical as tlie allied situation ap
pears. allied diplomats say It is noth
ing compared with the Insuperable
difficulties of Germany almost entire
ly hidden under tlie censorship.
It is quite possible, they say. iliat
Herbert C. Hoover's figures of 18,000,
000 cattle in tlie central empires are
correct, but a distribution of these
and other supplies is almost impos
sible when Germany's military neces
sities are so seriously overcrowding
Proposed curtailment of non-essen
tial freight now being carried to
Eurois> would give increased tonnage
for necessary supplies. The American
government lias agreed not only to re
strict imports, as tlie British already
do. but to impose export restrictions,
authorized by a bill now pending in
Busy Week for Subseas.
During the week ending April 21
the submarine destroyed four hundred
thousand tons of shipping. If the pro
imrtion continues. Secretary of the
Interior I.nne told tlie representatives
of state councils, tlie life of Great
Britain and France is threatened.
How Officers Will Be Chosen.
Washington—A full outline of plans
for training tlie first 10.000 officers for
the first 500.000 troops raised by se
lective conscription was made public
by the war department. After three
mouths’ instruction at the training
camps, the 10.000 officers for sixteen
Infantry and two cavalry divisions
will tie selected on merit from the to
tal of 40.000 and assigned to regi
ments which will be called to tlie
colors a month or two later. The
other 30.000 men who are found quali
fied will be commissioned in the of
ficers' reserve corps and called for
duty as needed.
Sites for the mobilization camps
have not been announced, but they
M ill be in each case within the limits
of the district prescribed for the of
ficers' training camps. The depart
ment's statement luys great stress ou
the fact that matnre men. schooltsl
for responsible jiositions. Mill tie
sought, particularly in selecting the
first 10.000. In later training camps,
younger men are expected to pre
House Limits Censor’s Power.
Washington. — The administration
es|M>inage bill was passed by the
house lust Friday, with a modified
After eliminating the newspaper
censorship section, as approved by
the administration, inserted the new
section, which makes it necessary to
show the publication of prohibited in
formation lias been of value to the
enemy before penalties of tlie faw be
come effective. Speaker t’lark. Ile
publican Leader Mann and Miss Uan
kln voted to strike out the adminis
tration section, which was defeated
by r20 to 107.
Starvation in Belgium.
New York.—The German t.T-bnaf
menace has made the fitod situation
in Belgium and northern Fanee one
of extreme gravity. The mortality
among adults in the industrial dis
tricts has lieeti multiplied by three
during March and April, according to
Herbert Hoover, who Just return
ed from Kurope on an American ship.
“The food situation in Belgium and
northern France requires every effort
we can make." said Mr. Hoover, who
does not intend to relinquish his po
sition as head of the Belgian com
“At present it is one of extreme
gravity on account of the U-boat
menace, which lias increased alarm
ingly during the last eight weeks.
Wheat and corn are needed badly
and also pork anti Iteef.
“Because of the shortage the mor
tality in industrial districts multi
plied by three. The children, how
ever. did not suffer. They are always
looked after first.”
Tw# Weeks Ahead of Schedule.
Washington.—The British forces on
the western front are two weeks
ahead of their attacking schedule, ac
cording to word received hy Secre
tary Balfour from the foreign office.
The advance. It Is said, has been
i much faster than expected and the
Tell of U-Boat Exploits.
London.—American citizens landed
the lust few days from vessels sunk
liy German submarines tell remark
able tales of tlie strenuous exlopits of
tlie U-boats. In one case three under
: sen Isiats appeared simultaneously
; alongside the sliip. one being a sub
marine cruiser 300 feet long. One Ger
man submarine was disguised ns a
fishing boat. It carried a gun with a
range of five miles.
In two cases crews of vessels sunk
by submarines were reseated from
open boats by a passing ship only to
suffer a repetition of tlie disaster
when tlie ship on which they had
i taken refuge fell prey to an nnder
> water boat.
Conspire to Defraud Government.
Leaver. Colo.—Between thirty-five
and forty more arrests are to lie
made within two weeks in tlie alleged
interstate stolen gold conspiracy un
covered by arrests of five men In
Uheyenne. Wyo., and one each ii
t'riple Creek. Colo.. San Francisco
and Itenver. according to an official
of fbe secret service. It is alleged an
attempt was made to defraud the
government of $200,000 through sale
•if stolen high grade ore to the gov
ernment. The thefts. It is said, have
lieen going on for more than a yea;-.
Business Unaffected by War.
Washington.—General business con
ditions throughout the country, the
federal reserve board announced in
Its monthly review, have not been af
fected materially by the entrance of
the United States into the war, al
though In every district there is
going on a process of readjustment
which is reflected In many lines. In
no section of the country, the hoard
finds, has there been industrial, finan
cial. or commercial distress because
of the changes incidental to placing
the country on a war footing.
1. Mr. Balfour paying tribute to George Washington during the visit of the allied war commissions to Mount
Vernon. 2. German military headquarters at Laon, one of the important towns on the Hlndenburg line. 3. M. Rod
zianko, president of the Russian durna and one of the strongest men in the new government. 4. Capt. Charles
Sweoney of the French Foreign Legion, who has come to America to give our officers pointers on trench warfare and
the use of “tanks.”
NEWS REVIEW OF
THE PAST WEEK
America in War to the Finish, and
Allies Rely on Her for the
U-BOAT MENACE IS GROWING
Conflict Will Be Long and Not Easily
Won—British and French Commis
sions Urge Early Dispatch of
United States Troops to
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
America is in the war against Ger
many to the finish, according to the
verbal pledge given the British and
French commissioners by Presidenl
Wilson and according to the spirit of
determination shown by the govern
ment and the people. And it is high
time, for the entente allies virtually
admit their hopes of victory are now
1 founded on the assistance to be given
by the United States.
This dependence upon America has
been brought about mainly by two cir
cumstances—the increasing success of
Germany's U-boat campaign and the
disorganized state of affairs in Rus
Cabinet members and others in high
place were at especial pains during
i last week to impress upon the Amer
ican people the fact that the war is
j not to be won easily or soon. “We
might as well wake up to the fact that
the situation is serious,” said Secretary
I .a using. “If we don’t fight the war
on the other side,” said Secretary
j Lane, “we shall have to fight it on
this side of the Atlantic.” Secretary
; Daniels declared the administration is
concentrating its energies on the prob
. lent of defeating the German subma
rine campaign." the gravest menace of
this conflict. “It is good to learn, al
so from Secretary Daniels, that Thom
as A. Edison is at work with 75 as
sistants on electrical and mechanical
devices to aid in the capture and de
struction or undersea cratr.
Most of the German U-boats, it ap
pears. are built at Kiel and sent out
from that port through Swedish waters.
I G^at Britain is now trying to per
suade Sweden to permit her to use these
waters for the purpose of blocking the
exit of the submarines.
Two, three, even five years more of
warfare is freely predicted by govern
ment officials, and they are going
ahead with their preparations on that
, basis. It may well be that the Unit
ed States will have to draft, train and
put In the field a greater army than
uuy that has been raised by any other
country. Every resource of the na
tion must be brought into action nnd
every individual will be called on to
help so far as in him lies.
At the present writing the outlook
is rather gloomy, but it is inconceiv
able that, once aroused to the grent
! task before it, America can fail to win
| the ultimate victory.
Busy in War Councils.
The British nnd French war com
missioners have been exceedingly
busy in Washington helping to plan
1 the part Amwica is to have in th*
| war. It seems to be agreed that Uncle
I Sam shall have virtual control of
' the food supplies for the allied
| countries. Jn addition to this we are
expected to furnish much of the neces
i sary shipping, and a start in that line
j was made during the week when the
senate passed a resolution empower
ing the president to seize at once the
| interned German nnd Austrian boats,
j Several of these big vessels were
promptly turned over to the allies.
As had been predicted, the British
! and French commissioners, especially
the latter, made as plain as possible,
without actually advising it, their be
lief that an American army should be
sent to Europe without delay, both for
the moral effect and because more
men really are needed on the fighting
line. It is admitted that Intensive
training can be best obtained back of
j the lines, and it is wholly probable
‘ that the first troops will go over very
soon an«l will lie followed at frequent
intervals by other detachments. The
Stars and Stripes is likely to be flying
before long in both France and Uus
Toward the end of the week the
French commission took time for a
visit to Chicago and other cities. Mar
shal Joffre and his colleagues were
welcomed everywhere with an acclaim
that testified eloquently to the love
and admiration the American people
have for the French. In the course
of their trip the visitors went to
Springfield, 111., and plnced wreaths on
the tomb of Lincoln, as they already
had done on the tomb of Washington
at Mt. Vernon.
England Is Alarmed.
Finally awakened to the deadly
menace in the activities of the Ger
man submarines, the people of Great
Britain are clamoring, in the press
and in parliament, for a change in the
admiralty personnel of methods that
shall give some promise of relieving
the situation. The terror of hunger
and of possible defeat in the war is
on them, and they are calling bitterly
for more action by their great navy.
“Where are our own submarines and
why do they not do something?” is
the demand. The policy of the ad
miralty in concealing the full truth
about the success of the U-boat cam
paign is attacked on all sides. It Is
admitted that the Germans are sink
ing vessels faster than the allies can
build them, and though the United
States is counted on to supply a great
number of bottoms, that aid. It is
feared, may come too late.
To guess at what took place in Ger
many and Austria during May Day
week would be futile, for the Swiss
and Dutch frontiers were closed and
the censorship of the news was abso
lute. It was stated officially that the
May Day celebrations were peaceful
in both the empires.
The German reichstag resumed its
session Wednesday and Dr. Johannes
Kaempf, president of the chamber,
made a bitter attack on President Wil
son, accusing him of seeking to-divide
the German people. Doctor von Beth
niann-Hollweg, the imperial chancellor,
hnd intended to make a speech on in
ternational relations and was expected
to announce Germany's peace terms,
but postponed the address “to a more
fitting occasion.” Spokesmen for the
entente allies already had declared no
suggestions of pence terms from Ger
many would be considered at this time.
Austria Is in sad state and the news
that has filtered out from that country
during the week indicates that the en
tire nation, from the emperor down,
demands an early end of the war, on
any terms obtainable. But Charles
may not be able to wriggle out from
the Iron grasp of the kaiser.
What About Russia?
Still a big black interrogation point
must be placed after Kussia. The rest
of the world really knows little of
what Is going on there, but it is evi
dent that if the kaiser were not kept so
busy on the western front, he might
break through the Russian lines below
Riga with comparative ease. New
rules for the Russian army have been
promulgated, and how under them any
effectiveness and cohesion in the army
can be maintained it is impossible to
conceive. The officers seem to have
been deprived of all powers of discip
line and nearly everything is put in the
control of committees of the soldiers.
The “common people” are at the helm
over there, and it will be only by
God's mercy if they do not drive their
new republic onto the rocks of disas
ter because of their inexperience and
their exorbitant demands. The peace
party in Russia still denies vehemently
that it has any idea of advocating a
separate peace, and there is encour
agement in the fact that the soldiers
who deserted and went home are fast
returning to the rnnks. .
On May 1 the Russian provisional
government sent to its representatives
in the allied countries a note giving as
surance that the change in government
could give no pretext for any slacken- j
ing on the part of Russia in the com
mon struggle of all the entente allies,
and that on the contrary, the nation
was even more determined to bring the
war to a decisive victory.
One of the first things America will
do to help Russia is to send a commis
sion of four experts to reorganize the
transportation facilities of the new re
public. One member of this body will
be John F. Stevens, who was chief
engineer of the Panama canal com
mission before General Goethals.
There was no great change in tho
lighting line in France during the week.
The French and British both made
some gains and consolidated the posi
tions they had already won, and the
tierce artillery duels continued, day
and night. But the Germans brought
up more and more of their reserves
and contested every inch of ground. It
seems probable thnt they will continue
to give way slowly in order to save
their men, and St. Quentin may be
ovacuated before long. The bloodiest
.fighting of the week took place at Ar
leux and Oppv, east of Arras, where
the British were attacking.
The British began another drive on
Thursday, attacking on a 12-mile front,
both north and south of the Scarpe J
river. Despite desperate resistance j
by the Germans they took a number of
important strategic positions, including
the town of Fresnoy. The Germans j
are constructing a new emergency line j
of trenches from Queant, north to
Drocourt, and trying to hold the Brit- 1
ish back until it is completed.
In Mesopotamia the Turks were de
feated by General Maude’s troops on
both banks of the Shatt-el-Adham and
driven back into the Jebel Hamrin
hills. From Constantinople came the
surprising news that the city of Mush,
in Turkish Armenia, had been evacu
ated by the Russians and occupied by
the Turks. Petrograd has not con- i
firmed this announcement.
Recruiting Speeds Up.
Recruiting for the regular army was '
satisfactory last week, and the navy de- !
partment announced on Tuesday that !
the enlisted personnel was S7.0S2, or S2 j
more than the maximum strength of
the navy under existing law. The pas- !
sage of the army bill with the selec- j
five draft feature, the prospect that j
American troops would soon be sent to |
France and Colonel Roosevelt’s rous
ing address in Chicago all contributed j
to help the recruiting campaign.
A great strike ot union linkers in
Chicago alarmed the big city by the
lake and incidentally attracted the at- :
tention of the federal authorities be- ,
cause most of the strikers are of Ger- ,
man birth or pc rentage, and might he i
taken into custody ns alien enemies, j
There were intimations also that the
government might take over the opera
tion of some of the large bakeries be
cause the navaT training station at
Great Lakes is dependent on the city
for its bread supply. Fortunately for
all concerned, the strike was ended
Friday through the efforts of United
States District Attorney Clyne.
In New York two Germans were ar
rested with a picric acid bomb in their
possession and confessed to a plot to
blow up a ‘‘big Wall street Institution” j
and commit other outrages to affect
the stock market for speculative pur
Capt. Franz von Rintelen was put j
on trial in New York as the agent
through whom Germany is alleged to
have expended more than $.">00,000 in
an effort to abrogate foreign policies
of this nation and to corrupt American
Another German, Baron Alhard von
dem Busche-Muench. said to be a cous
in of Count von Bernstorff, was arrest
ed in San Francisco as an enemy alien.
The United States government on
Thursday took two important steps in
the effort to reduce the high cost of
foodstuffs. The first was the an
nouncement that the United States and
Canada had agreed to co-operate in
regulating the price of wheat in all
North America. This is to be done
in such a way that increased 'produc
tion will be stimulated and the price
to the consumer steadied by the guar
anteeing of a minimum price to the
producer and the prevention of specu
lation by middlemen.
The second step was the introduc
tion of a bill in the house giving the
president the widest possible powers
in dealing with foodstuffs, clothing,
fuel and other necessities of life.
Guatemala has joined the enemies
of Germany by severing diplomatic re
lations and the Chilean minister to
Germany has demanded his passports.
Brazil's early entry Into the war Is !
forecast by the resignation of Dr. |
La tiro Mueller, the. Brazilian foreign j
minister, who has been attacked as !
being unduly friendly to Germany. j
. _____ I
LIBERTY LOAN ARRANGED FOR
Secretary McAdoo Explains Proeeed
i ings in Connection With the First
Offering of Bonds.
Washington. — Secretary McAdoo
announced that the first offering of ;
bonds under the liberty loan would
amount to $2,000,000,000. He said :
“I have determined to make an initial
offering of $2,000,000,000 of the Sft
per cent ‘liberty loan’ of 1917. The
bonds will be dated July 1, 1917, with
interest paynble semiannually Janu
ary 1 and July 1. The maturities will
he announced Inter. In accordance
with the provisions of the act the
bonds will he convertible into bonds
bearing a higher rate of interest than
■~iV& per cent if subsequent series of
bonds shall be issued at a higher rate
of interest before the war ends.
“The ‘liberty loan’ will be offered
at par as a popular subscription, and
ample opportunity will be given to ev
ery man and woman in the Cuited
States who wishes to subscribe, to se
cure an absolutely safe investment,
free from federal, state, or local tax
ation (except, of course, inheritance
taxation). The bonds will be in such
denominations as will put them with
in the reach of every investor. Inter
est will be payable semiannually, Jan
uary 1 and July 1.
“Subscriptions will be received un
til June 15, 1917. The bonds will be
ready for delivery July 1. Allotments
will be made as rapidly after June 15
as possible. Payments will be arranged’
so as not to cause inconvenience.”
MINOR NOTES FROM ALL
PARTS JF_ NEBRASKA
DATES FOR COMING EVENTS.
May 12—State High School Track
and Field Meet at Lincoln.
May 10-17-18 — Annual Encampment
Nebraska G. A. It., Ladies of the G.
A. It., Womens Reiief Corps; Span
ish War Veterans and Sons of Vet
erans at Columbus.
May 22-25—Nebraska Sportsmen's As
sociation Annual Tournament at
May 24-25—State Association of Com
mercial Clubs’ Meeting at Alliance.
June 4 to 7—Nebraska State Dental
Society Meeting at Omaha.
June 5 to 7—Nebraska-lowa Funeral
Directors Joint Meeting at Omaha.
June 5-6-7—State Association of Post
masters’ Meeting at Lincoln.
June 15 to 24—Nebraska State Holi
ness Association camp meeting at
June 19-20—Nebraska State Sunday
School Convention at Omaha.*
June 25 to 27—International Ass’n.
of Railway Special Agents and Po
lice Meeting at Omaha.
June 25 to 30—State Golf Tourna
ment at Lincoln.
Corn planting has begun in Jef
ferson county. The acreage in the
county will be the largest in its his
tory on account of the failure of the
wheat crop. Nearly all the wheat
land has been plowed up and will be
put into corn.
H. Lacy, who lives south of Wy
more. captured nine cub wolves on
his place, which he killed without
ceremony. So far this season ttiere
have been few reports of young
wolves being caught in Gage county.
Otto Spilman. president of the Cla
tonia German Landwhere Verein at
Beatrice has given strict orders to
the society to take down and put
away all German flags, pictures and
Hall county will probably be tlie
first to take advantage of the Chap
pell law, permitting counties upon ap
proval by the majority of the tax
payers and voters of the unit, to con
duct local fairs ns counties.
Twenty-seven years ago .Tames
Chambers bought half a section of
land near Fairbury for $0,500, and
thought he had been swindled. Just
recently he sold it for $40,000.
The Storz Brewing Company of
Omaha is now engaged in the manu
facture of ice and soft drinks. It now
goes under the name of the Storz
Beverage and Tee Co.
Carl Krueger and Will Carlson of
Hooper were killed by the overturn
ing of an automobile in Cheyenne
county, where they had gone to work.
The Elgin Farmers’ Union has
purchased property in town and the
belief is that it will be used for a
store to be run by the society.
At a recent meeting of the Norfolk
City council it was decided to do away
with smoking at all future meetings
of the city fathers.
The Masonic lodge of Wymore has
purchased lot 2. block 25 in Wymore
and expects to erect a fine Masonic
temple on the place.
The patriotic business men of Bea
trice quickly raised $250 for Company
C to establish a recruiting station in
the Paddock hotel lobby.
Omaha jobbers assert that tin* west |
is facing the most serious shortage of |
agricultural machinery in its history. 1
An organization of home guards
'was formed at Cambridge after a
rousing patriotic meeting.
Alliance is to have a new bank—
tile Citizens' State bank, with a cap
ital stock of $50,000.
Seward now has free mail deliv
ery. three carriers having been put
into service on May first.
Arlowe H. Sutter. 27. on trial for
the murder of his wife at Lincoln,
was given a life sentence.
President S. W. Smith. Omaha:
first vice president: G. F. Corcoran.
York; G. D. McGirr. third vice presi
dent. Beatrice: Frank E. Green, sec
retary. Lincoln; G. B. Nicoderaus.
treasurer. Fremont. Those were the
officers elected at the Nebraska Elks'
convention at Lincoln. Grand Island
gets the convention next year.
Students of the Fremont high
school, who give up their studies to
take jobs on the farm, will be given
full credit for the remainder of the
term. Supt. A. II. Waterman an
Captain Ness of the steamboat “Sil
ber" has been told by the Navigation
league of Omaha that he must change
the name of his barge from “Kaiser"
to “President” before he can obtain
any more clearance papers from the
port of Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Robb, who live
near Ong. in Fillmore county, cele
brated the sixtieth anniversary of
their wedding just recently.
Loren Caleyer, of Sterling, for
three years a member of the Ne
braska football squad, has joined the
federal ofacers’ reserve corps.
Every v?.rg"t lot in Hebron will be
used for garden work this year by
school children of the town. The
Commercial club is co-operating in the
movement and a garden supervisor
has been employed.
Curt Alexander of Hastings has
been appointed an aide of T. J. Maj
ors’ personal staff for the Nebraska
semi-centennial parade to be held in
Lincoln .Tune 14.
Fifteen young men of Ogallala have
consented to enlist In the army and
have asked for a recruiting officer or
Three highwaymei) held up the
Clifton Hill Pharmacy at Omaha and
shot the proprietor, Sam C. Smith,
to death. After murdering Mr. Smith
the bandits escaped without obtaining
any loot of value.
Twenty-six more recruits to Com
pany L of the Fifth Nebraska were
sent to Ashland from Kearney. This
brings “L” up to an enrollment of
President Sharp of the Lincoln
Traction company declared thnt as
far as the company was concerned
the street car strike was over.
Rev. Frank W. BurleL: o*
the First Congregational ■ h of
Cortland, lias been granted ve •
absence by tlie church and
i ified for admittance at tla
1 Snelling officers’ military
j camp. He i< the son of .1. \\
I leigh. editor of the Crawfon >
ier, and lias served six yea - n,
Mrs. Weekcs of the Nor’ \
was awarded lirst prize, s'
ing the best story of the
of the Nebraska Press A—
cursion through the we-ten. ]
the state last summer. F. <> !. _
comb of the (h-neva Signal «• :. ■ c
ond prize. \V. C. Israel <u H: -
lock Post received third.
I Tiie laboring ueopl. ,,f |:
have organized a club ... n
laborers’ liberty leagu A t
The purpose of the lea.
vide for members all n
of life at tiie lowest p
Louie Shear is president.
Lincoln won the llKiO st:
tion of the Modern Wo.
America sit the recent meetii .
society at Norfolk. J. I. oh
of Sidney was electeil state •
and A. M. Anderson of Tekamah
The annual meeting of the <u
Lincoln-Denver Highway associa’ n
will he held at McCook. Neb.. May
15. Tiie advisability of adding ''the
j Buffalo BUI Trail" to the name at .
the highway is one of the subjects
scheduled to come up for decision.
In order that the employes of the
institution may keep pace with the
high cost of living the Stock 1 ards
National bank of South Omaha an
nounced it bonus of 5 per cent quar
terly for everyone connected with the
hank, except the officers.
The track and field meet of the
Elkhorn Valley association of high
schools, that was to have been held
at Neligh. has been declared off tie
cause so many of The young men v. h.i
had entered have enlisted in the army
State agriculture experts ■!'
farmers to use home-grown -••d'
wherever possible. They say the I •
yields come from the seeds taken
from local soil planted in the same
Seventy-six sections of Mnd;-"n
county are now represented in a
“Fight the Gopher Movement.” Fenn
ers are divided Into companies. • • h
with a captain, who lias charge <»f
the distribution of poison.
John K. Miller, merchant and recent
of tlie Nniversity of Nebraska will
succeed Charles K. Bryan as mayor
of Lincoln, having been elected city
commissioner and chosen ch:iirni:o ■
Schuyler was selected for the i. • t
ing place in 1018 of the annual •
vention for the district No. 2 I - -i
of Honor, at the closing session f
the convention tit Fremont.
As file result of a dog biting a
child several weeks ago. that later
proved to have had rabies, all d< gs
running at large in O'Neill have been
Buildings occupied by the four sa
loons in Seward will he occupied by
mercantile businesses, according to
announcements made the day after
Nebraska went dry.
Bohemians from Nebraska. South
Dakota and Kansas met at Omaha
recently and adopted resolutions
pledging their support to the govern
inent in the war with Germany.
Tiie Cuming county fair nssociath n
has been organized. A largely attend
ed meeting of farmers nnd citiz-n»
was held nnd it was determined to
put the matter up to the people.
A movement is on foot at Lindsay
to bond the town to the sum of $10.
000 to build a town hall.
A “Community club’’ has been or
ganized at Lyons, nnd a constitution
and by-laws adopted.
Work has commenced on Wymore's
new hotel, which will cost about
A dredge boat on tne drainage pro
ject on the Tattle Nemaha river, near
Cook, was destroyed by fire of an
unknown origin. The boat was the
property of an Omaha concern that
had a contract for the cutting of lat
eral ditches and who were within a
month or so of tiie end of their work.
Because of poo* 'os** accommoda
tions York vr*j! ami' entertain the Ne
braska Firemen’s Volunteer associa
tion tcarnnment next year. York
won the meet over Fremont nt the
Auburn contention. Fremont will
probably take the convention.
Members of the Aurora hoard of ,
health and milk dealers of the city
got together and straightened out the
controversy that had the earmarks of
creating a milk famine In the city.
The trouble arose over the milk or
dinance, which provided semi-annual
testing of cows.
Believing that food production Is of
vital importance to the T’nlted State
in the present crisis, the Hebron
board of education has offered school
credits to students of the Hebron
high school who will volunteer for
work on Thayer county farms.
Fort ltobinson. military post in
Dawes county, may be used as a
training station for the new T nlted
States army. Army men have viewed
the post and pronounced It one of the
best in the country.
Every available plot of ground in
Beatrice, including back lots, and In
some instances alleys which are un
used. are being planted to potatoes
and other garden truck.
Edward Harroll, a young farmer,
was killed near Doniphan when his
car ran into a ditch, turned over and
pinned him beneath It.
Fremonters will have to pay fif
teen cents to go to the “movies" here
after in the evening, all theaters hav
ing advanced the price from ten cent
to that amount.
The Fremont Brewing Co. plant nt ^
Fremont, one of the largest in the
west outside of Omaha, is to remain
idle for the present at least, as the
result of state-wide prohibition.
The 2-year-old son of Mrs. Ft F
McKown of Beaver City was f'*1*
drowned in a water tank in the '
of their home. The tank contain
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