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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
HELPING REFUGEES TO FLEE
IS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY
Decomposed Bodies of Two Boye
Found In Pasture Near Havelock-
Thousands Homeless from
Hot Springs Fire.
Washington. Th! United State!
roiermiient has Instructed consuls In
"Mexico to fiirnlHh first-class tritnnpor
tit (Ion tn the United States to any
who desire It, the only condition being
that tin- refugees later reimburse the
government If they are able and at
their convenience. The adopt Ion of
this llheral policy was made necessnry
by the likelihood that many Americans
would needlessly linger In the trouble
torn districts unless every facility foi
their departure was afforded. Horn
Washington olllcials comtnented fot
Hie llrst tlmo on Provisional Presi
dent lluerta's declaration that If tin
American government were reltictan1
to give the refugees llrst class trans
oortation he Kindly would do so.
Thousands Homeless at Hot Springs.
Hot Springs, Aka. St untied by the
ilestructlon of more than half of the
city by the fire which burned most of
the city, the citizens of Hot Springs
estimated that sixty blocks hud been
wiped out and that the property dam
ape would exceed f 12.00(1,000. (lover
nor George V. Hays has offered the
assistance of the state In arranging
quarters for the 2,500 homeless, now
camping In the vicinity of the Oak
lawn race grounds, The burned area
parallels the business district and
seven times shifting winds threatened
to turn the tire In that direction, hut
free use of dynamite and the opportune
iblftlng of the wind saved It.
SHROUDED IN MYSTERY.
Two Dead Bodies Found In Pasture
Havelock, Nebr. Almost locked in
each other's arms, as If in fond em
brace, the bodies of two Havdock
boys, George Dlmer. ft years old, and
John Hys, It! years old, were found in
the pasture on the It. K. Moore farm,
two miles northeast of Havelock Sat
urday evening. The bodies were In n
bad state of decomposition, the boys
having probably been dead since
Thursday afternoon, the last day they
were seen alive. Besides the boys lay
two guns, a loaded lOguage shot-pun
and n 22-callber rifle with an empty
cartridge In It. The mystery surround
Inp their death was heightened by the
findings at the post mortem examina
tion Sunday morning. It was found
that the boys had met death from gun
Khot wounds, Kys being shot through
the left breast and Dlmer through tin
Roman Catholic Athletic Contest.
Home. An International Homnn
Catholic, athletic contest, under the
patronage of the atlcan, opened hero
Saturday. Unlike the last occasion in
1108. no clubs from across the Atlantic
entered representatives. The '"Catholic
league." is comprised of 2.000 clubs
throughout the world with 1S0.090
members, several thousands of whom
have gathered here.
Carried an Accident Policy.
Lincoln, Neb.- Deputy Fire Wardet
Paul H. Thompson, who disappeared
tit Kansas City several days ago, ob
tained accident Insurance of a Lincoln
company r few days before he left
Lincoln. He took out a policy for
$1,000 and gave his note for $25."
Think Girl Carried Away by Lion.
Krsklne. .Minn,- Three hundred men
have given up the search for the three-year-old
daughter of .Jacob (ianthorn.
who is believed to have been carried
away by a lion which escaped from
a circus at Crookston two weeks ago,
Mrs. Pankhurst Coming.
'New York. Mrs. Kmmellne Pank
hurst, the Kngllsh suffragist leader,
has nrranped to sail for the t'nited
States on October 4, nccording to ad
vices received here. She will speak
In Madison Square garden on October
Have More Names than Needed.
Lincoln, Neb.-In the secretary ot
state's ofllce It Is shown that some
thing like 32,000 names have been re
ported on referendum petitions for the
workmen's compensation law. All that
is needed Is 26,000 to make the call
Chicago, III. With the thermometer
at 07, about 20.000 children "played
hookey" Monday, the llrst day of
school, according to estimates of ab
sentees made by the nsslstant super
intendent of schools.
New York. -Not a wheel moved In
tht Vw York subway between Nine
ty-slxth street In upper Manhattan and
the Hrooklyn terminal during the rush
hour of the work-hound crowds Friday
morning, causing one of the worst con
pestlons In tratllc the city has ever
known. Over thrco Inches of rainfall
during the night Hooded the subway
tracks to a depth of three feet or more
iiud nine miles of four tracked subway
were put entirely out of commission.
It was nine o'clock before the streets
nssumed anything like normal condl
DOINGS IN CONGRESS
WHAT LAWMAKERS AT WASHING
TON ARE DOING.
Result of Deliberations en Mora Im
portant Measures Olven In
The Senate Senator Smith, Georgia,
Introduced agricultural extension bill,
Consideration or tariff bill resumed.
Hanking committee continued hear
ing bankers on currency bill.
West Virginia coal operators con
tinued their testimony before strike
Finance committee struck from
tariff bill countervailing duty of wood
pulp and senate agreed to this change.
Itejrcted amendment for tariff com
mission, :i2 to ::t.
Held night session.
The House.- Itesumed consideration
urgent dcllcicncy hill.
Lobby committee continued its hear
ing, with .lames A. Kmcry testifying.
Itepresentatlve Levy Introduced
moil I Med agricultural extension bill.
Adjourned at 3: 15 p. in. until It u
The senate -In session 2 p. in., and
resumed consideration of tariff bill.
West Virginia mine operators con
tinued testimony by strike Investigat
Currency revision committee heard
opinions on currency bill.
President submitted nominations of
loseph K. Willard as ambassador to
Spain and .lohn Kwlng as minister to
Adjourned nt 6!M to 10 a. m., Satur
day. The House.- Hanking committee
voted to favorably report administra
tion currency bill Monday.
M. M. Mill ha II testified before lobby
Adjourned at 6:35 p: in. until noon
Democrats held caucus on patron
The Senate Senator Weeks intro
duced resolution to defer final action
on currency legislation until Decem
ber term of congress.
Resumed consideration of tariff bill
Hanking committee resumed iti
hearing of bankers.
West Virginia coal strike investi
gating committee continued to hear
Senator Hrlstow, discussing Mexi
can situation, declared constitutional
ists should be permitted to buy arms
and ammunition in United States.
President Wilson submitted nomin
ations of Thomas II. Birch as minis
ter to Potugul, and ("hales J. Voplcka
as minister to Balkan states.
Adjourned at 6:50 p. in. to 2 p. in.
Tho House- Hegan consideration of
urgent deficiency bill.
Cross-examination of M. M. Mulhall
continued before lobby investigating
Itepresentatlve Lindherg proposed
amendment to currency bill to permit
federal reserve banks to operate on
50 per cent of their required $5,000,000
capital paid In.
Itepresentatlve Kent Introduced a
joint resolution for appointment of a
commission to recommend plan for
government owned explosive factory.
Adjourned at 6 p. m. to noon Friday.
The Senate--Itesumed eonslderatini
of the tariff hill.
Amerlcnu bankers' association com
mlttee outlined before banking com
mitten their views on currency legis
lation. Foreign relations committee report
ed lavorably nomination of Henry
Morgenthau as ambassador to France.
Lobby committee temporarily closed
West Virginia coal strike coinimtteo
resumed Its investigation, with coal
Adjourned at ti:10 until Thursday
The I louse -Passed Hetch lletchy
reservoir bill granting San Francisco
use of Hetch lletchy basin.
M. M. Mulhall continued his testi
mony before lobby committee.
Adjourned at 5:25 p. in. until noon
Swift Retribution Overtakes Negro.
Fremont, Neb. A coroner's jury Frl
day afternoon fixed responsibility for
the murder Tuesday of Mrs. Rasmus
Peterson and her daughter Hilda on
-loe Waters, the negro who died from
injuries sustained by falling from n
train near South Omaha. In examln
lug Waters' effects taken from his per
son a Juror found a piece of paper torn
from a Danish newspaper wrapped
around locks or hair resembling the
hair of little Hilda. The paper from
which this was torn was found under
Mrs. Peterson's bed. This was taker.
to clinch Waters' guUt.
uoors v,iosea to Juvenl es. i
Boston. Thousands of "children ot
(he mills" nnd juvenile employes un
der sixteen years In manufacturing es
.tahllshments In Massachusetts have
been thrown out of work by tin. opera
tion of a new state law which pro
ihlblts the employment of anv child
under fourteen years old.
Ran Francisco. Fourteen former
guards In the United States customs
.service have been Indicted by the fed
eral grand Jury for alleged smuggling
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THINKS CHANCES ARE GOOD
HOT SPRINGS. ARK., DEVASTATED
General Diaz Expects to be Next Mex-
lean President State Fair Closed
Friday Mexican Envoy
Hot Springs. Ark. Fire, which
Marled In a negro cabin Friday after
noon is slowly dying out at the foot of
West mountain, the southern extremi
ty of Hot Springs, after reducing to a
smouldering mass of wreckage an area
more than a mile in length and from
seven to ten blocks wide In the east
ern section or the city. The monetary
loss Is roughly estimated at ten mil
lion dollars. Governor Hayes has ar
rived i. nd probably will order a mili
tary patrol of the burned district at
United States troops also are ex
pected from Little Hock to add to the
guard on the military reservation.
In the path of the flames were
houses, hotels, a number of more pre
tentious residences and public build
ings which are in ashes.
State Fair Cloed Friday.
Lincoln, Nob.--The Nebraska state
'air came to a close Friday night with
tho smallest attendance record for the
six days since 100!). when but 83,138
people passed through the gates. The
record for this year was 30,778 below
tint of last year year. During the six
days or 1012. 166.064 admissions were
tallied at the gates: this year the to
tal attendance reached a mark of 127.
180. Friday was the only day of the
1013 fair which exceeded the mark of
the corresponding day for the yoar
1012. Tho attendance was 15.525, as
compared with 15,475 for the year be
fore. A crowd or people rrom Omaha
swelled the attendance record and the
red badges or the visitors were in evi
dence on every part of the ground.
THINKS CHANCES ARE GOOD.
Gen. Felix Diaz Expects to be Next
Berlin. den, Felix Diaz, now In this
city, says all the reports received by
hlin concerning the prospects of his
election to the presidency of Mexico
la re favorable. He declares his chances
,of election are good. General Diaz ex
presses the utmost confidence In his
own ability to restore order In Mexico
Un case he should be elected and de
clared that any strong president can
.restore order. General Diaz refrained
,from expressing any opinion regading
(President Wilson's policy and said he
,hnd no political mission In Berlin,
merely wishing to see Germany.
Negotiations with Mexico Continue.
Washington. Developments In the
.Mexican situation probably will await
'the arrival In Washington of Manuel
de .amaconn e Inclan, personal envoy
of the Huerta government, to continue
with the Washington administration,
the negotiations began by John Lind,
IK-rsonal representative of President
Wilson In Mexico. Administration of
ficials had not decided whether they
would receive Senor de Z.amaeona un
less he brought positive assurance of
lluerta's elimination from the situa
tion In Mexico and was ready to act
upon the other points In the American
proposals for tho establishment of
To Improve Agricultural Conditions.
Mlnden. Nebr. A meeting will be
held here on September 12 to consider
means of Improving agricultural con
ditions in tho Platte vnlley. Governor
,Morchcnri, Dr. G. 13. Condra members
of the state waterpower commission,
and Superintendent Blgnell of the Bur
lington are expected to attend the
meeting. Several means of rellovlng
ilrouth conditions In this section of
tho state havo been suggested, and
the meeting Is called to decide the bet
ter plan to pursue and to discuss and
suggest other plans.
BAD ST0RM AL0NG Atlantic
Policy of British Government Declared
By Noted Speaker To Pray for
Peace Pope Pius X is
Charlotte. N. ('.-Scenes of desola
tion mark virtually the entire North
1 Carolina const as the result of the bur
i rlcnne that struck this section Thnrs
'day. Dispatches just come In oer
makeshift lines or communication In
dicate that the town or Hell Haven
was wiped off the map, while the town
, of Washington, N. C, not only suf
Tered rrom the wind, but also lost
heavily by flood. The loss in Beaufort
county, in which Washington is situ
ated, alone will exceed $2,000,00, it is
Bridges were swept away by the
high waters and the wind at Washing
ton, where buildings crumbled under
the fury of the blast as they did at
Morehead City, Oriental, Bayboro
and a number of smaller towns. At
Newbern several streets were Inun
dated and the thoroughfares were
lined with debris, The damage In
that city alone probably will exceed
$500,000. To add to the terror of the
oitizens fire broke out during the tem
pest and was controlled with difficulty.
Two railroad bridges, one of them a
mile long, were swept away.
Mexicans to Pray for Peace.
New York. One hundred and thirty
four pilgrims from Mexico who are
relying on the efficacy of prayer as
a means of bringing about peace and
prosperity In their country have ar
rived here on the steamship Monser
rlatt, on route to Home and the holy
land. The party Is In charge of Arch
bishop Leopoldo Hulz, of the diocese
or Michoacan. Mexico, who said that
the pilgrimage was the result or a
widespread belief In Mexico that
prayer would bring peace to the coun
try. FOR UNITY OF THE NATIONS.
Address of Lord Haldane Intended to
Philadelphia.-The address before
the American bar association at Mont
real or Viscount Haldane. lord high
chancellor or England, was an official
announcement to the world of the pol
ler declared b the British govern
ment according to an authorized state-1
ment made by Francis Hawle or this
city. Mr. Hawle was chairman or the
committee that received the lord chan
cellor upon his arrival at New York
last week. The address In a largo
measure concerned Itseir with the
unity of nations, particularly those of
Anglo-Saxon blood; their working to
gether for the good of the world, Its
peace and betterment.
Cattle Shipments Heavy.
Kansas City. Mo.Nlne thousand
cattle were received at the local stock
yards Thursday, bringing the cattle re
ceipts Tor (he llrst rour days of the
week to 101,327, and establishing a
Omaha. While sitting on the bank
of the river watching the slicks float
down In the swift current. Jerry Do
lulll. a ten-year-old boy. fell Into Uio
water and was drowned.
Tnlo. Kas. A. Holloway and Charles
Weldon were killed here when a tire
extinguisher which they were using In
fighting a tire at a radiator factory ex
ploded. New State Pacing Record.
Lincoln. Columbia Fire, Kd Bohan
on's fast pacing stallion, established
two new state records Tuesday In the
free-for-all event nt the state fair
races. Columbia Fire stepped the
mile In 2:0S thereby beating the host
previous time of 2:0Si by Dick Allen
on the Lincoln track three years ago.
He also paced the fastest race on
record In Nebraska. Time for tha
three heats was 2:00. 2:08Vi and
2:08, Best previous tlmo wns set by
Ella M on the Fremont track last year
2:08, 2:0S& and 2:10.
IRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
The Syracuse Commercial club has
Hastings has leased ten acres of
ground for school agriculture.
The state bankers' association will
meet in Lincoln September 25 and 26.
Tho Nebraska colony at Los Ange
les now numbers more than 3,000 peo
ple. Former York residents at Salem,
Ore., have organized a club of over
The fortieth annual meeting of the
York Baptist association was held In
Bellwood last week.
Crowds at the state fair last week
while not up to normal, were much
larger than anticipated.
t'arl Christian, aged 67, a pioneer
of Norfolk, was drowned In North
Fork river near that place.
Hubert Mechlin, one year old, at
York, Is in a serious condition from
drinking a quantity of kerosene.
William Murphy, thirty-live years of
ngc, was killed by lightning on the
farm or Henry Kohrs, near GraL
The elevator at Bartllng caught tire
luring a high wind Monday and
burned down with a loss or $10,000.
'The Bed Willow county fair at In
dlanola has Just closed with a larger
tally attendance than In any previous
The Syracuse picnic by the commer
cial club will be held September 12
and preparations are being made for a
Anastoiius Maurikos. member or n
grading gang employed near Hay
Stale, was Instantly killed by a Union
Robert Atkinson, a 1 6-year-old York
boy, has constructed an aeroplane
with which he has made several ex
.Mrs. Nancy Owen, aped S3, was
struck by a train at Litchfield and
lied a few hours later in a Grand
I Despondency over crop failure Is
thought to have been the reason for
the suicide or Fay Taylor, a young
farmer near York.
Elmer Willis was Instantly killed
when he fell thirty rcet rrom a scar
fold on a silo on which he was work
ing near Central City.
Carl Bulhman or Falls City, who
stepped on a nail, has developed a
serious case or lackjaw, and alarm Is
felt over his condition.
Cisterns are empty and many wells
and springs have gone dry In and
around Salem. Deer creek Is dry for
the llrst time in Its history.
S. It. Beck or Lincoln, Neb., a stu
dent of the University of Nebraska,
has been appointed physical director
In the Iowa City high school.
Columbus will have an agricultural
show and aviation meet, and the dates
selected are Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, September 24, 25 and 26.
Burr Bell, an employe of the Beat
rice Electric company, came near los
ing his lire by coming In contact with
a live wire carrying a 2,300 voltage.
Harry McHeynoIds of Mt. Pleasant,
Town, was badly injured at the state
fair grounds at Lincoln when he was
thrown from a sulky In a trotting race.
Frank McGlnnls, a well known rail
road conductor, was found dead from
asphyxiation In his home at Omaha,
resulting from a leak in a gas stove.
While trying to catch a horse Itob
ert Walte, an Albion boy, received ii
kick from the horse which broke both
bones In the leg Just below the knee.
Search lor the body of Paul Thomp
son, the Grand Island man who disap
peared at Kansas City a few days ago,
supposedly the victim of foul play, has
Sparks from the engine set lire to
the straw around a separator while
threshing on the farm of Mr. Wal
brecht near York, and destroyed the
machine together with several stacks
The German day celebration to bo
held In Lincoln, October 15 and 16,
underthe a isplces of the German
American alliance, promises to eclipse
all former efforts in the line or dis
play. Large numbers of silos are being
erected In Johnson county by farmers
who are desirous of saving all the
feed they can for the stock.
While attempting to board the en
gine of a westbound freight, H. L.
Dowllng of South Omaha, a student
fireman, was thrown beneath the train
and had both feet and hnnds cut off at
Rev. W, M. Elledge of Wellington,
Kas., lias accepted a call to become
pastor of the Congregational church
at. Weepuip Watci to fill tho vacancy
made some months ago by Rev. J. II.
Andeess. who went to Sheridan, Wyo.
Mr. C. H. Nichols of Albion fell
down the cellar stairs, breaking her
wrist, nearly tearing her ear off and
bruising herseir generally.
Otto Schmidt, 6-year-old- son of
Otto Schmidt, residing near Benning
ton, fell out of an npple tree, hreaklng
his leg below tho hip and splintering
University Place laid off Thursday
to do honor to Its volunteer fire de
partment. Stores and other places of
business closed In the afternoon while
the three lire companies gave demon
strations and exhibitions on tho main
Automobile and motorayclo racers
from all over the west are planning to
participate Jn Norfolk's first annual
fall festival September 17, IS, 11 and
Frank A. Hnrrison of Lincoln and
Col. Adam Breede, editor of the I last
incs Tribune, luivo ilnn.irtmi tn r.
short tour through Central America. I
They will return about October 1. !
Tho body of a laborer was found
under the Union Pacific bridgo nt
Omnha so badly decomposed that after
a hurried Investigation It was buriea
at once. The case Is being Investigated.
D D SS
ROUTE OF NEBRASKA MILK COW
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
The state's floating indebtedness
September 1 amounted to $500,016
more than It has In many years past.
The sum represents the totnl of the
registered warrants now outstanding
upon which the state has to pay a 4
per cent Interest usually for an aver
age time between sixty and ninety
days. Tne state treasurer holds the
legislature blameable for the big debt
and likewise says that the county
treasurers are not doing all that they
can, because they do not make remit
tances to the ofllce as often as they
should. Back of It all the state's rev
enue and taxation laws and the desire
or the people to maintain their statu
government and Institutions on a so
called higher piano caused the In
creased debt. Solution to tho prob
lem, that is, i he submission of some
plan whereby the state can operate
In a more businesslike way than In th
past two or three years, Is to be
brought forward by the tax commis
sion. Will Stop In Sixty-seven Towns.
The milk cow train to be run under
;he auspices of the state university
and the Nebraska Dairymen's associa
tion in cooperation with tho North
western and Burlington railroads will
travel approximately 1,500 miles and
will pass through and make stops of
sixty-seven towns In tho following
counties: Knox, Pierce, Madison, An
,telope, Holt, Hock, Brown, Cherry,
Sheridan. Dawes, Sioux. Box Butte,
rMorrill, Grant, Hooker, Thomas,
.Blaine, Custer, Shermnn, Buffalo. Hnll,
Perkins, Lincoln, Frontier, Dawson.
Gosper and Phelps. Th's train, con
sisting of a large furnlturo enr con
taining representative milk cows ot
the Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Ayr
shire and milking Shorthorn breeds,
from the university farm; a fiat car
where the cows can be exhibited to
the public; a baggage car fitted with
exhibits from the dairy husbandry de
partment or the university, together
with an exhibit of books and reading
maltei of interest to farmers and
talrynien. the use of which is fur
nished free to the people or the state
by tho Nebraska public library com
mission ; a lecture car and u combina
tion sleeping and dining car for use
of the lecturers accompanying the
train, together with the five- lecturers
and two herdsmen from tho unlversity
and two representatives of the dairy
men's association, will arrive at Nio
brara, Knox county, on Monday, Sep
Where Should It Be Assessed?
If a farmer lives In one township
and has live stock located In another
township not connected with his home
place, where should the stock bo as
sessed? The question has been raised
many times In the last few years and
under the present law tho state board
of assessment and the attorney gen
eral have decided that It should be
assessed in the township whero the
Htock Is being held. Tho district court
of Wheeler county, however, In re
versing the county board, decided that
it should be assessed In tho township
where the farm residence Is located.
The matter hns come to tho attorney
general's olllce In the hope that the
suit can be appealed and tho supreme
pourt can bo prevailed upon to voice
Jts opinion In the matter. The point
has never been passed upon by the
May Put Ban on Mustaches.
Promulgation of nn order requiring
food inspectors to discard their mus
taches and thus afford germs no hid
ing plnces in dangerous proximity tc
thelr noses may bo the next step taken
by Food Commissioner Harman. Thus
far ho has been merely discouraging
the wearing ot the hirsute appendages,
but his attitude has resulted in weed
ing down the number now worn by his
Inspectors to two. And tho pair, so it
is said, will ultimately give in to tho
wishes of their superior oilicer.
Four transcontinental routes acrosF.
live states will be represented at the
good roads gathering to bo held in
Lincoln, September 23, according to
Secretary Parlsoe of tho Omaha-Lincoln-Denver
Route association. From
letters received from Colorado, Iowa,
Illinois nnd Utnh, which arc affiliated
with Nebraska In the movement, Sec
retary Parlsoe believes there will be
neveral hundred delegates present at
the gathering. The meeting Is to be
held for the purpose of consolidating
all trans-continental route associa
tions. State Treasurer Georgo hns re
cently purchased bonds to the amount
of $175,000 issued by counties, pre
cincts, municipalities and school ills
tricts of Nebraska. They will bo held
as Investments of tho pormanent
Blnme for tho Richfield wrecy on
tho morning of August 12, when a
number of the members or the Barnum
fc Bailey circus wero seriously in
jured, was placed principally on Con
ductor Spence nnd Engineer Bell ot
tho circus train.
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