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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
Throw away your
washboard it ruins
your clothes it gives
you a backache to look
CARBO NAPTHA SOAP.
No rubbing required.
Clothes on the line
quickly fresh, sweet
SOAP should be
used freely for
washing the finest
fabric, It docs no
harm to it and
Carbo Disinfects Naptha Cleans
Carbo Nsptha Soip Washing Powdet
Five Cents All Grocers
The Rub-No-More Co., Ft. Wayne, Ind.
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Good Road Tools
All Kinds Repairs for All Machlnas
FARM WAGONS CCA
STROUD & CO., 20th and Ames Ave., Omaha, Nek,
Dont let your hot. dl.wltb
the Oholera when you can
rreyent it by lmmunlng
hem with onraernm. When
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ber ana weight and w. will
know bow much to land.
Writ, for free booklet.
isaaiKi saaca ooinar
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Sulpho Saline Springs
Usatsd on our own prsmliss and ussd la the
Natural Mineral Water
Uasuifaatsd In tha traatmsat of
Heart. Stomaeh, Kldnsy and Liver Diseases
MODERATE 0HAR0E8. ADDRESS
DR. O. W. VKRKTT. Marr.
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NOT SO MUCH TO BE PITIED
Visiting Englishmen Wasted Sympathy
on Man of Millions Who Was
Out for Exercise.
James stlllman onoo rocotvod a
group of Drltlsh flnanclora In his Im
posing Now York office and ontor
talnod thorn at luncheon In tho Mot
ropolltnn club. Afterward ho oxcusod
hlmaolf, saying that ho had Important
buslnoss. "Dut you can uso my big
French motor," ho sold, pointing to
a splondid $15,000 machlno that stood
outside They accepted his Invitation
and started off.
A fow hours later tho Drltons woro
speeding down a hill on tho Hudson
river drivo. Suddenly they spied a
lono cyclist tolling up tho Incline He
was pumping hard, but making
progress. As thoy ncarcd htm ono of
tho nritishers sold:
"I wonder who that beggor is?"
"Poor devil!" remarked nnothor.
When they raced post him they saw
that tho poor devil was their host,
tho head of ono of tho greatest ol
world banks, In whoso costly car they
wero riding. Saturday Evening Post
ECZEMA ON BACK AND CHEST
Plerson, N. Dakota. "Tho eczema
started on my scalp. It finally went
on to tho back of my neck, then on to
my back, arms and cheat. It broko
out in pimples first and then seemed
to run together In somo plnccs, mak
ing a soro about tho bIzo of a dimo.
At times tho Itching and burning wero
bo lntcnso that it seemed unbearable.
Tho moro I scratched it tho worse it
became, and there would bo a slight
dischargo from it, especially on ray
scalp, so as to mako my hair matted
and sticky close to tho scalp. Tho
hair waB dry, lifeless and thin. My
hair was falling so terribly that I had
begun to despair of over finding re
lief. My clothing Irritated tho erup
tion on my back. Tho affected partB
wero almost a solid scab.
"I had been bothered with eczema
for about a year and a half. Then I
began using tho Cutlcura Soap and
Ointment. I used them dally for two
months and I was cured." (Signed)
Miss Mildred Dennis, Apr. 30, 1913.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout tho world. Sample of each
freo.wlth 32-p. Skin Book. Address post
card "Cutlcura, Dopt. L, Boston." Adr.
Plea for the Hen.
I should Ilko to see tho hen on a
piano, at least, with tho turkey and
Sho Is their superior in every way
except that of size, and yet they have
long held the placo of honor on the
Christmas and the Thanksgiving din
ner table, and they have bad reams
and reamB of poetry written about
But the hen, that most Important
of all feathered creatures, who writes
poetry about herT Who even takes
the trouble to know anything about
her early history in America? Who
owned the first hen; when and where
did she land upon our shores?
Why not mako amends for our long
years of neglect by making her the
center of tho feast on the Fourth of
July? Hereafter let It be our Thanks
giving turkey, our Christmas goose,
and our Fourth of July hen. Atlantic.
Many are the idloayncracles of ani
mals. Somo horses aro afraid of a
dog, some of a bit of paper, some
of a bear, some of a cor. I have
known two mulos to shy at a big yel
low cucumber on a fence, and a cow
we formerly ownod could not endure
to bco any man's hat romovod.
Tho oldest trick recorded of a rid
ing animal 1b that of Balaam's ass,
who trlod to crush Its rider's foot
against the wall. Biting, pawing and
bolting aro also described in the Scrip
tures. A balky team figures in Esop
and Chausor. That the horses of
the Saracens used to shy 1b shown by
the traditional Inquiry, "If they
thought King Richard was, In that
bush?" This same balking, or Jib
bing, In all its varieties Is ono of the
most aggravating of vlcos. From "A
Farmer's Note Book," by C. B. Phelps.
Tltta Ruffo's Important Views.
A piece of baked macaroni trying
to stand upright. This is the defini
tion of the modern American woman
given to a Denver newspaper reporter
by Tltta Ruffo of tho Chicago Grand
"It ees llko a piece of cooked maca
roni making effort to stand upright,"
ho said with on air of disgust. "In
Eot-aly tho women aro beog. Only
boog women are beautiful.
"Tho American woman Is very chic
and It Is good for her to bo a suffra
gette. It Is nice for woman to rale
man in Amorlca. In Eeot-aly It is not
All Do It
"I understand he's writing a play."
"Oh, yes. Everybody has to go
through that period of llfo." Detroit
Fond lovers are apt to mistake tho
glycerine and rose water thoy got with
a kiss for tho sweetness of tho girl.
LAST A LIFETIME
CAN'T RUST OR ROT NO KNOTS
Wa manufacture tho celebrated Cali
fornia Redwood tanks. They neither
shrink nor swell and cannot rot. Our
tanks are held In perfect shape by a
patented appliance, not found In any
other tank mads. Redwood tanks
have been known to stand C8 years
without decay. Cost no more than
others. Send for price list and men
tion also of tank wanted.
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Tho Cruiser Chestur, fastest of
Career of the Rear Admiral Who
- Took Vera Cruz.
YEARNED FOR SEA WHEN BOY
Forced to Remain at an Executive
Deak During the Spanish War, He
Became an Expert on
Chicago. Whllo Admiral Fletcher,
who captured tho city of Vera Cruz
Tuesday, has never resided In Chi
cago, he has been a frequent visitor
here at the home of his brother, Thom
as J. Fletcher, 6237 Cornell avenue.
The latter Is treasurer of the Co-operative
League of Chicago. J. Fletch
er, a son of the Chicago Fletcher, 1b a
lieutenant on Admiral Fletcher's flag
ship. "We Fletchers do not come of a sea
faring breed," said the civilian Fletch
er at his home. "On the contrary, we
are Iowa men and we should by all
rights have lived and died landlub
bers. My brother Is an admiral now
because our representative in con
gress in Marahalltown, Iowa, decided
he would fill a vacancy at Annapolis
by holding a" competitive examination.
"'Tom,' said my brother when he
saw the notice of the examination,
T'm going to be a sailor. That's the
ttfo for me. I never thought of It be
fore, but I see now that I was meant
to be a hero of tho deep.'"
Leads In Examination.
He entered the examination, Just as
he said he would, and took first place
aver 25 other boys. That was In 1870
and he has been in the navy service
According to the Chicago Fletcher,
lit was ono of the bitterest disappoint
ments of the admiral's career when
be was compelled to remain at an exec
utive desk In Washington during tho
Spanish war. But the admiral, as tho
result of that experience, became an
expert on ordnance.
"Secretary Long promised him that
If be would remain as assistant chief
of the ordnance department until he
could get things In order, he could
have anything he wished. But bo
fore his work was done there tho war
was over. You see, the country was
totally unprepared for war and the
ordnance department was placed un
,der a terrific strain."
Invents Recoil Apparatus.
Admiral Fletcher had been In the
lervlco but a short time when he In
vented a recoil apparatus for quick
brers, which has been In use ever
since. Ho also improvrd the Farcot
breech mechanism, thereby Insuring
tho success of the system. Whereas
to open tho breech of the big guns It
had been necessary before to depend
upon power from the engine-room,
the admiral's improvement made It
possible to move the huge blocks
with ono hand. As commander
of the torpedo boat Cushing the ad
miral, then Lieutenant Commander
Fletcher, conducted an Investigation
of the behavior of torpedoes and dis
covered many errors in range and In
almost every Instance the correctness
of his. deductions was proved. He Is
regarded as one of the first ordnance
experts of the navy.
Born In Oskaloosa.
"Admiral Fletcher," said his kins
man In Chicago, "was born in Oska
loosa, Nov. 23, 1855. He was only
fifteen years old when he took tho
examination and entered Annapolis.
"My brother was graduated In June,
187C, one of the honor men of his
class. He served as a midshipman for
one year and then was promoted to
the rank of an ensign. On April 1,
1882, he became a Junior lieutenant,
AMERICAN CRUISER, THE
its class lu tho American nuvy, took part in thu uliolllng und capturo of
and nt tho outbreak of tho Spanish
war was n lieutenant and had at
tracted attention by his knowludgo of
"After the war ho was relieved of
desk work nt Washington and ordered
to sen. in March, 1904, ho waB pro
moted to tho rank of commnndcr after
having served ns commanding ofllcnr
of tho gunboats Knnnwaha and Kaglo.
Soon after this promotion ho wnB
made Inspector of ordnance In chnrgo
of tho torpedo station nt Newport,
whero ho served until March 15, 1905.
"When ho ngnln went to sea It ws
as chief of staff of tho Asiatic fleot,
which position he gavo up to tnko
command of tho cruiser Rnlclgh. After
two moro years at sea ho was ordered
to tho naval war colleco at NowDort.
and later ho becamo a member of the'
special ordnanco board.
"In 1908 he was made a captain and
given command of the battleship Ver
mont. After leaving the Vermont ho
became an aid on the staff of Secre
tary of the Navy George von L. Meyer.
It was during this sorvlco In October,
1911, that he achieved flag rank."
May Succeed Badger.
Admiral Fletcher Is regarded as a
probable successor of Rear Admiral
Badger as commander In chief of the
Atlantic fleet, a promotion that will
carry with It the honor of command
ing the great United States fleet that
will bo the first to pass through the
Panama canal when the waterway Is
opened to the ships of the world In
It was Immediately following the
assassination of President Madero
that Admiral Fletcher was ordered to
ntere Harbor In "Norther."
It will be recalled that Admiral
Fletcher In his first cablegram record
ing tho seizing of the custom-house at
Vera Cruz said that he commonoed
operations In the face of an approach
Tho following extract from a navy
text-book on navigation may explain
why Admiral Fletcher acted without
jUnduo delay 'n carrying out President
"To attempt to run Into the harbor
(Vera Cruz) In a 'norther Is extreme
ly perilous, for It blows more power
fully within than without the shoals.
No confidence can be placod In an
chors and no assistance can be given
from the shore in case of accident"
Admiral Fletcher when, not at sea
resides at 1441 Massachusetts avenue,
Washington. He married Miss Bcsan
Hunt Stetson in 1895. He is a mem
ber of the Chevy Chase and the Army
and Navy clubs In Washington.
How Seizure Order Was Given.
' Washington. The story of how
President Wilson ordered the custom
house at Vera Crus to be seized has
The president had gone to bed Mon
day night after having read his mes
sage to congress. The senate was de
bating the Joint resolution to approve
the uso of the army and navy, and the
president had determined to withhold
action until the resolution passed, al
though feeling that In an emergenoy
the executive had ample authority to
At 4 o'clock Tuesday morning Sec
retary Bryan received a cablegram
from Consul Canada telling of the ap
proach of a German vessel with a
tremendous cargo of ammunition for
A number of locomotives and many
cars wero In readiness to rush the
arms to Mexico City.
Mr. Bryan telephoned Secretary Tu
multy, who decided to awaken the
president He telephoned the White
House. The servants were timid, but
Tumulty Insisted. Finally the presi
dent came to the telephone, and while
Secretary Tumulty was explaining the
situation Secretary Daniels called up
and was put on the samo lino,
Ho, too, had a dispatch about the
ammunition. Rear Admiral Fletcher
had sent a wireless that 15,000,000
rounds of ammunition and 250 ma
chlno guns would bo landed from the
German vessel by noon that day.
Tho president listened In sllenea,
"What shall wo do?" asked Secre
"Tell Fletcher to bcIzo tho cuBtom
houso," replied tho president without
"Good night," said tho secretary.
Tho telephone conference ended and
in u fow minutes wireless diBpatchca
wero on their way to Rear Admiral
Fletcher. Ho received the message at
10 a. in., and an hour later American
marines had landed and taken posses
lon of tho custom houso.
No War Tax for Six Months.
Washington. Tho government's
finances nro considered to be In ex
cellent condition. Tho treasury offi
cials informed tho houso loadors that
thcro v ill be no occasion for six
months, at least, to worry about rais
ing a war revenue.
Chairman Underwood of the ways
and means committee said:
"No plans are being considered for
raising a war fund. I have consulted
with tho secretary of war and tho sec
retary of the navy and they both as
sure mo that the current appropria
tions for the army and navy will be
sufficient for the present needs. Sec
retary Daniels told me that it would
cost no more to maintain the navy
and the marine corps in Mexican wa
ters than in the waters of the United
"If we are foroed Into a prolonged
war with Mexico, which I do not be
lieve will happen, we can1 easily ar
range to raise the revenue necessary
to finance it by the bame measures as
wero taken during the Spanish-American
war. The extraordinary taxes
then Imposed increased the revenues
of the government approximately
1100,000,000 a year, and the same
taxes applied today would yield even
a larger return."
There was talk of a new Issue of
8200,000,000 of bonds out of the au
thorized issue of 9240,000,000 Panama
canal bonds, which are still In the
treasury, but Secretary McAdoo au
thorized the statement that no such
action was planned. The bonds art
available at any time and can be is
sued at the pleasure of the president
without any further action by con
gress. It was pointed out that President
Wilson has authority under a section
of the Payne-Aldrlch act of 1900,
which has not been repealed by the
Underwood tariff act to raise 8450,
000,000 from bond Issues, it necessary,
to defray the expenses of war. Un
der section 39 of the Payne-Aldrlch
act the secretary of the treasury can
nse 8250,000,000 of the bonds "to re
coup the treasury for moneys used In
the building of the Panama canal,"
which have never been Issued.
Wilson Could Raise 1200,000,000.
Under section 40, also, the secre
tary can Issue 8 per cent bonds up to
9200,000,000, It being specified that he
may take such action if he deems it
necessary. The section of the law per
mltting the secretary of the treasury
to raise 9200,000,000 for emergencies,
reads as follows:
"That section 33 of the act providing
ways and means to meet war expendi
tures, approved June 81, 1898 (the so
called Spanish war stamp act), be anal
the same is hereby amended to read
"That the secretary of the treasury
is authorized to borrow from time to
time at a rate of Interest not exceed
ing 3 per centum per annum, such
sum or sums as, in his Judgment may
be necessary to meet publlo expeadl
tures, and to Issue therefor certifi
cates of indebtedness in such form as
he may prescribe and in denomina
tions of 950 or multiples thereof, and
each certificate shall be payable with
the Interest accrued thereon at such
time, not exceeding one year from the
date of Issue, as the secretary of the
treasury may prescribe; provided,
that the sum of such certificates out
standing shall at no time txceed 9260,
000,000 and the provisions of existing
law respecting counterfeiting and oth
er fraudulent practises are hereby ex
tended to the bonds and oertlflcatee
of Indebtedness authorised by this
KILL MI GUARDS: .
SCENE 18 8HIPTED TO CANON' .
PLEDGE L0YALTYT0 WILSON
Resolutions of Support Adopted by
Newspaper Publishers Austria
Stops the Emigration of
Western Newspoper Union News Service.
Des Moines, la. Unloss conditions
aro Improved In tho southern Colo
rado coal fields, a Btriko.of tbo GOO,
000 coal miners of tho country proba
bly will bo called, said John P. White,
international president of tho United
Mine Workers. A meeting of tho ex
ecutive board has been cnlled for May
4 at Indlannpolls to consider tho ques
tion, ho announced.
Canon City, Colo. Tho force of
mino guards nt tho Chandler mine
near hero, after the death of at loast
four of their mimbor, fled beforo an
attacking mob of strikers, who were
continuing their nssniilt upon the
mlno property, begun Saturday. Tho
mlno camp was then occupied by the
strikers, tho ttpplo dynamited and the
buildings fired. Four mlno guards,
William King, Robert Perry, Charlca
Pinch and John Thomas, aro known
to bo dead nnd nt least twelvo othor
guardB aro said to bo mlBslng.
Austria Restricts Emigration.
Vienna. By a simple ministerial
decrco, without the passage of any!
now law, or oven reforonco to parita
ment, tho Austrian cnbtnot has:
stopped tho emigration of youths and!
mon undor the ago of thlrty-four.
They wore not permitted to cross the)
frontier unless thoy can produce a'
passport, and tho local authorities1
have rccelvod strict instructions to is-,
stio such papers only to applicants,
who can provo that thoy havo per
formed their military sorvlco, Includ
ing tho full term in tho resorvo, and!
havo passed Into tho 'lnndstrum," the1
last line of reserves for homo dofonso.
PLEDGE LOYALTY TO WIL80N.
Newspaper Publishers by Resolution,
New York. Tho American Newspa
por Publishers' association, on the last
day of Its convention, adopted a reso
lution pledging loyalty to President
Wilson In the Mexican situation. The
resolution was sent to the Whit
house by telegraph.
A resolution was also passed up
holding the entoacement of the news
paper publicity Taw, which provides
for a full statement as to ownership
Message Sent to President
Denver. Several hundred women
met in the capital Saturday to present
to Governor Amnions resolutions1
adopted at a recent meeting of the
women's peace society. Thoir de-
mands wero submitted by Mrs. R. W.
Steele, wife of the late R. W. Steele,
chief Justice of the Colorado state su
preme court. They included a request
for federal troops, the withdrawal of
the stAte militia and Investigation of
charges against Major P. J, Hamrock
and Lieutenant LInderfolt. The wo
men were Insistent that the governor
send a telegram to President Wilson,
relative to sending troops Into the
strike zono with the result that there
was exchange of messages.
Lincoln, Nob. Upon receipt of tele
graphic Information Saturday after
noon from war department headquar
ters at Washington he first that has
come from thero since tho American
marines and naval forces took Vera
Cruz activity at the ofllce of Adju
tant General Hall was renewed. The
contents) of the message were not
made public, but it was evidently of a
character to encourage the hopo that
there Is some chance ' of- Nebraska
troops taking the field.
London. In response to numerous
American inquiries received In London
for tonnage in connection with the
Mexican crisis; many British steamers
have been offered, but no business has
resulted. A large volume of war in
surance on property In HI Paso has
been arranged in London.
Red Cross Prepared to Respond.
Washington. Tbo war relief board
of the American Red Cross has pro
pared to respond to any call the gov
ernment ssay make. The committee on
direction was appointed to have im
mediate charge of relief work.
Mexican Volunteers Organize.
Eagle Pass, Tex. At a mass meet
ing of Mexican citizens In Pledras Ne
gro, 600 volunteers were organized
and armed to resist what they called
the expected Invasion of the United
Wants Large Amount for Injuries.
Denver, Colo. Harry B. Srockey, a
locomotive fireman, has filed suit in
the district court here to collect 926.
600 for personal injuries against the
Surllngton railroad. Shockoy charges)
gllgence against the company when
he was thrust suddenly against heavy
pipe in an engine cab, May 1, 1912. He
was employed on a run between Ster
ling, Colo., and McCook, Nob. The
engino struck what he says was a de
fective Joint in a rail, throwing him,
fdnvard against the cab piping,
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