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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, OHIEF
ARE GETTING WW
BOTH 6IDE8 ANXIOUS FOR CON
INSIST THAT HE ABDICATE
Prince William Acquire! Enmity of
Albanians Promise of Co-operation
In Work of
Velern Newnpaper Union New Service
Washington. Republicans of the
senate have let It be known that they
are as anxious as the democrats to ad
Jotirn congress and go home. More
over, they have determined to hold the
democrats to their IcKlBlalve program,
permitting no business except trust
legislation and tariff reports to come
up for discussion and urc hoping to get
' away by Septcn.. .r 1.
"The democrat have the trust bills
boforo the senate," Senator Smoot
I sail, "and we propose, If the country
must bavo them, to help get them out
of the way as soon as possible. Of
courso we can't avoid discussion of
these bills, but think debate will not
be prolonged. We ought to got away
by September 1 at the latest."
Are Meeting With Success.
Washington. Official advices reveal
the fact that the Washington adminis
tration Is meeting with success In
bringing Provlsonnl President Carba
Jal, General Carranza, General Villa
and Gen. Emlllano Zapata Into har
mony for the restoration of peace In
Mexico. General Zapata, about whom
little has been known hitherto, an
wered a communication sent Indirect
ly to him, promising to cooperate with
the constitutionalists In the work of
pacification. It became known also
that two emissaries from General Car.
ranza to General Zapata are due In
Vera Crus and will explain to the
southern military leader tho conces
sions and reforms planned by the con
stitutionalist chief. Ofllclals were con
Mflt that an amlcablo understanding
would be reached. -
INSIST THAT HE ABDICATE.
Albanians Want No More of Prince
William of Wled.
Durazzo, Albania. A note threat
ening to destroy tho capital of Albania
unlesB Prince William of Wled tend
ered his abdication of the rulershlp
was handed by the Mussulman Insur
gents to tho representatives of tho
European powers here. The Insur
gents ndded that if Iho warships Hred
at them they would spare neither the
European nor the other inhabitants of
tho city. The abdication of Prince
William wad tho only way to avert civil
war, thoy Bald, as thoy were deter
mined to have n different form of gov
eminent. New Indian Agent at Macy.
Wlnnobngo, Nob. Axel Johnson of
Alto Vista, Colo., has been appointed
United States Indian agent over the
Omaha Indian reservation at Macy,
Neb. His duties have for somo time
past been performed by B. A. Martin
aalc, clerk In charge, tho agent of tho
Wlnnobago Indians having Jurisdic
tion over both reservations. This ar
rangement had boen very unsatisfac
tory to the Omaha Indians,
Will Not Go to Iowa.
Db Moines, la. Tho Nebraska na
tional guard will1 not como to Dcs
Moines In August for tho maneuver
eamp at Camp Dodge, according to In
formation received by Adjutant Guy
E. Dogan. Tho two rcglmentB from
tho western state which were
scheduled to arrive hero August 10,
nave been ordered to camp at AbIj.
Violent Storm In Nova Scotia.
Halifax, N. 8. Two steamers, two
large schooners and a barkenttno wero
wrecked on the Nova Scotia coast in
a violent storm which began Sunday
and continued for several hours; rain,
fog, thunder und lightning accom
panying the gale. There was no loss
of life, but It Is unlikely any of tho
Wrecked vessols will be saved.-
Religious Campaign for Mexico.
New York. A great religious and
iducatlonal campaign In Mexico In
which all Protestant denominations
will unite, Is planned now that peaco
is apparently In Bight in that country,
nishop Oldham, chairman of tho gen
eral committee representing the var
ious mission boards, made the an
nouncement. A big coeducational
,junlverslty will be established and at
lleast ono high school for each of tho
sexes will bo opened in every mUslon
Embargo on Munitions.
El Paso, Texas. A double enforced
embargo on munitions along tho Texas
New Mexican border has gone Into ef
ifect. General Gcorgo Uell Jr., in
charge at Fort DIIbb, has issued or
ders that no revolutionary officers be
allowed to cross to this side of tho in
ternational line. Those already on
this side would be deported by the
military. The border patrol also was
,reported aa baring received new
orders regarding munition smuggling.
3 s4 , iJ
OF THE RECALL I
ZEPEDA HAS INSTRUCTIONS AND
Chairman of Bar Association Voices
Hla Disapproval Reports In
dicate Increase of Meat
Western Newapuper Union News Service,
Washington. Hcglnaldo Zcpeda,
senator from the state of Coahulla and
Intimate friend of General Carranza,
lias been selected by President Car
bajal to negotiate the transfer of the
government at Mexico City to tho con
stitutionalists. Mr. Zepeda, who was
hiding In Mexico City during the
Huerta dldttitorshlp, has left V'era
Cruz for Tamplco to meet General Car
ranza. Ho has full instructions and
authority to arrange for the transfer
of government. Jose Castellot, per
sonal representative of Mr. Carbajal,
has conveyed this Information to Sec
retary Bryan. Messrs. Managl, Novelo
and Uretla, whom it had been sup
posed would constitute the Curbajal
commission, it wub learned merely
volunteered their services in smooth
ing the way to an agreement and have
no credentials or authority from Cur
bajal. Increase In Meat Importation.
Washington. Great Increases In tho
Importation of fresh beef and other
meat products since tho Underwood,
tariff, with Its free list, went Into ef
fect, are reported to the department
of agriculture. During June 43,648,023
pounds of such products were import
ed, 37,808,040 poundB of which wero
fresh beef, principally of Australian
and Argentine oVlgln. Slaughter at nil
federal Inspected establishments In
tho United States for the ilscal yoar,
1014, allows a decrease In the number
of cattle and calves and an Increase In
Use number of sheep and swine, com
ptcd with the average for tho seven
years under the meat inspection.
CRITICISM OF THE RECALL.
Disapproval Voiced by Chairman of
Chicago. Disapproval of the recall
of Judges and Judicial decisions nnd a
plea for less Interference with the Ju
diciary by the leclslatlve branch of
government wore voiced In the address
or Thomas w. Sholton of Norfolk, Va..
chairman of tho American har nHsn-
clntlon's committee on uniform judicial
procedure, before the delegates to the
convention of the commercial law
league of America.
In criticising tho recall, Mr. Shol
ton referred to the nttltudu of James
11 of England, who declared: "l am
determined to have twelve lawyers
for Judges, who will be all of my
"That," said Mr. Shelton. "Is an ex
ample of the recnll of Judges and Ju
dicial decisions which It Is well to re
Dies at Age of 103.
Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln's oldest cltl
ren. Horace Uagley, died Wedno-,'ay
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jus.
Stevenson. He was 103 years old. hav
Ing been born In Vermont, September
22, 1811. For nearly twenty years he
had boon blind and almost totally deaf.
Though confined to his home for years
he had never boen 111. Death was duo
to old ago and the end was peaceful.
Mr. Bagley cast his first vote for An
drew Jackson In 1832 when ho was
just 21 years of ago.
Nebraska Prisoner Escapes.
Leavouworth, Kaus. Dlggs Nolan,
n former politician of Omaha. Nob.,
serving a sentence in tho United
States penitentiary, has escaped. No
lan, who wbb received at tho prison
In January, 1013, to serve a sentenco
of flvo years for using tho United
States mall to defraud, had but two
months more to serve until he was to
have boen eligible for a parole. For
several months Nolan has been em
ployed ob a trusty, bis duty being that
of the "runner" at tbe front gate.
PRESENT sTUATn in mexico
To Investigate Alleged Conspiracy
Among Kansas Wheat Dealers
Armed Intervention Threat-
ened In Haiti.
Western Newspaper Union News Servlc.
Washington, D. C. Peace In Mexico
Is fur from assured, and complications,
both Internal and International, are
rapidly entangling the situation, ad
ministration officials, diplomats and
Mexicans of both tactions here believe.
The United StateB government la ex
erting overy diplomatic Influence
toward harmonizing discordant ele
ments, but certain aspects are un
doubtedly grave. Official reports re
veal that the most threatening factor
Is the aloofness of General Villa from
the authority of General Carranza.
Another vexing point Is that Carranza,
according to his agents here, Is disin
clined to grant an amnesty to political
offenders and will insist on an uncon
ditional surrender by the Carbajal
government. Unless Carranza Is will
ing to give assurances that there will
be no wholesale arrests, executions
nnd confiscations of property when tho
constitutionalists enter Mexico City,
Provisional President Carbajal will
rally all the military elements at his
disposal nnd resist to the end the con.
United States Is Losing Patience.
Washington, D. C. Pressed by Eu
ropean powers, the United States gov
ernment has about lost patience with
tho various olements In the republics
of Haiti and San Domingo and will de
mand a restoration of peaco on threat
of armed Intervention. Secretary
Bryan will confor with Secretary Dan
iels about a possible movement of ma
rines Into Haiti. Already largo dis
cretionary orders have been given
Captain Russell of the battleship
South Carolinn, now at Cape Haitian,
but final decision as to whether force
is to be used by the American govern
ment has been deferred. Reports ffom
Capo Haitian of further fighting, with
added danger to foreigners, were re
garded tonight as forocastlng prompt
uctton by the marines now being con
centrated at Guantnnamo.
DEPRESSING WHEAT PRICES
Kansas Representative Makes Charge
Washington, D. C Investigation of
an alleged conspiracy among dealers
and exporters of wheat at Kansas City,
Mo to depress prices to farmers, la
provldod In a resolution by Represen
tative Doollttlo of Kansas, favorably
reported by tho interstate commcrco
department. Secretary Redfleld of tho
department of commerce assured Mr.
Doollttlo he would at onco send In
spectors to Kansas to Investigate and
report. 'Mr. Doollttlo told tho house
that for a wheat crop of 180,000,000
bushels, producers wero gottlng C3
cents at loading elevators In Kansas,
while large quantities were being sold
for export at Kansas City, Mo., as
high as 85 cents.
Seize Cargo of Firearms.
Donegal, Ireland It Is reported that
a cargo of rifles, numbering several
thousand, which was being conveyed
In an American yacht for the nation
alist volunteers, was seized by a
cruiser, which Intercepted the yacht
Martial Law Established.
Washington. The Haltlen govern
ment has established martial law at
Port Au Prince. Stato department
dispatches say tho government "ap
pears to have complete control of the
Kidnapped Preacher Recovered.
Mllwatikoo. Wls.j The Rev. Louis R.
Pntmont, whoso two mysterlouB dis
appearances in tho past few monthB
havo aroused nation wide Interost and
who was found at Rib Lako, Wis., U
declared by friends to be in a state of
mental coma. Patmont disappeared
first from tho vicinity of Westvllle.
111., and was found In a destitute con
dition near Columbia, III, He removed
to Detroit and on the eve of departure
for St. Louis to attempt Identification
ot alleged abductors be disappeared a
TO HELP IKE CHOP
GOVERNMENT HA8 OFFERED UN
TURN JEWELRY INTO MONEY
Women Asked to Make Sacrifice In Aid
of Suffrage Several Dead as '
Result of Riot In
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington. Money from the fed
eral treasury will be deposited in na
tional banks throughout the country
again this fall to facilitate the move
ment of crops and promote business
generally. Secretary McAdoo has an
nounced that he would put out uppror
imatcfy $34,000,000 and that he stood
ready to Increase tho amount to any
extent necessary to meet tho coun
try's needs. The secretary's estimute i
of what will be needed is based upon
replies from five thousand national
banks to a recent treasury department
circular asking whether any unusual
demand for money was expected this
year and for what purposes.
King's Soldiers Fire Into Mob.
Dublin. Three men and ono woman
aro dead and more than sixty persons
are In the hospital wounded as a result
of i battalion of the king's own Scot
tish borderers firing Into a mob In tho
streets of Dublin Sunday afternoon.
Seven of the wounded are expected to
die. Among them are threo women
and a boy of ton. The affray was the
result of a gun running exploit of the
nationalist volunteers who were being
aided by a mob composed largely of
women and youths.
TURN JEWELRY INTO MONEY.
Women of Nation Urged to Make Sac
rifices In Aid of Suffrage Cause.
Chicago. A novel appeal to the wo
men of the nation to give up their
gold and silver jewels to the cause of
equal suffrage has been Issued by the
campaign committee of the national
woman suffrage association. The ap
peal, signed by Dr. Anna Howard
Shaw, Mrs. Medlll McCormlck and
other leaders In the suffrage cause,
was sent out from headquarters here
telling of the need of funds to carry
on effective campaigns for suffrage in
seven states Ohio, Missouri, Nebras-J
Ka, Nevada, Montana and the Dakotas.
The committee plans to have the gold
and stiver contributions converted
into money and hopes that in this
way at least $50,000 can be raised be
fore August 15 for the suffrage- cam
paign in the seven states.
Making Preparations for War.
London. The peace of all Europo Is
threatened. Every preparation for
war Is being made by Servia nnd Aus
tria, while Rus8ln, Germany, Prance,
England and Italy are only watting
for somo overt act on the part of one
nation to rally to the support of an
Servia has replied to the ultima
tum delivered at Belgrade by Austria
demanding tho punishment of all ac
complices In the assassination of Arch
Duko Francisco Ferdinand nnd the
suppression of societies responsible
for tho nntl-Austrlan sentiment in
Tho Austrian-Hungarian note de
manded a flat compliance or refusal
of the demands. The Servian reply
was declared unsatisfactory, the Aus
trian minister was recalled from Bel-
i grado and the formal opening of the
war Is expected hourly.
Destructive Rainstorm at Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb. A rainstorm, a
proachlng a cloudburst, visited Lin
coln Saturday evening, bringing a
.repetition of the damaging floods of
May and June In tho business section
of tho city nnd Inflicting damage which
will mount Into the thousands of dol
lars. In fifty minutes 3.12 Inches of
rain fell, according to the government
rain gauge only exceeded once In the
city's history for precipitation In the
same amount of time.
Knnsas City, Mo. John C. Gustaf
"Bon. head of the locnl William J. Burns
detective agency, was -arrested here
on n warrant charging him with being
in a conspiracy to attempt to bribe
John C. Lynch, county commissioner
of DouglnB county, Nebrnskn.
Chicago. Tho failure of federal me
diation to bind tho ninety-eight rail
ways west of Chicago and 55,000 mem
bers of their engine crews nearer
ngreoment on the question Is an
nounced. The United Statos commis
sioners are seeking an adjustment
along now lines whose nnture they re
fuse to reveal, but with small hope of
success. Meanwhile, it Is roported,
the men have alrendy begun prepara
tions for a strike, although they have
agreed to give tho mediators a few
more days in tho final hope of icach
Ing a peaceful settlement.
Radical Change In Naval Rules.
Washington, Abolition of imprison
ment for desertion from the navy in
times of peaco has been ordered by
Stcrotary Daniels. Under tho new reg
ulations bluejackets who overstay
their leave or commit similar broaches
ot discipline will be summarily dis
missed Instead of being sent to prison,
while men who become dissatisfied
with the service and want to quit may
bave an honorable discbarge by merely
refunding certain enlistment allowance
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Thievos took twenty cases of beet
from a vault In HastlngB.
Fremont will hold Its fall festival
during the month of October.
Nebraska ranks fourth In the valut
of rye, potatoes and dairy cattle.
The stato fish commissioners will
eelne the lake at Thayer 'and restock
A tractor and farm machinery dem
onstratlon will be held at Fremont
Six tons of fish have been depos
ited in tho lake at Curtis by the state
An aged man, Identity unknown,
was killed by a train on tho Elkhorn
river bridge, near Fremont.
The date ol Harvard's fall festival
has been changed from August 12
nnd 13 to August 10 and 20.
Threshers were compelled to aban
don work at Howe for several days on
account of a shortage ot cars.
louls Mugford dropped dead at
Capital Beach, at Lincoln, where ho
was employed as a caretaker.
Nemaha commissioners will macad
amize the county road for a consider
able distance east of Auburn.
The new pipe organ for tho Catholic
church nt Columbus has Just been In
stalled nt a cost of over $3,000,
Seven horses were burned to death
In a lire that destroyed the barn of
Mrs. Fred Both, nonr Fremont.
Seven horses wero burned to death
In a lire which destroyed the barn of
Ed. Wllkerson near Cedar Bluffs.
, William P. Fried, ex-mayor of Fre
mont and a prominent citizens and
pioneer of Nebraska, died last week.
A stalk of corn grown on tho Thomp
son farm near College View measure!
thirteen feet six Inches from end U
Miss Mnrle Lambert! of Beatrice
has been elected principal of the
Holmesvllle schools for the comlnf
There are 1,640 nutomoblles In Lan
caster county, having n total value ol
$1,151,000 and an average value ol
Ras Rasmussen, a Grand Island
business man, was found dead In hie
barn, supposedly stricken with heart
George Thomas, the newly appointed
postmaster at Seward, has received his
commission and assumed charge of
John Wlnslow, a farmer near Cedar
BluffB, had an oat yield of 73 bushels
to the acre, the largest ever made in
The service of laying the cornet
stone of the new Webster county court
house will be held in Red Cloud Thurs
day, July 30.
The Lincoln Commercial club Is
already making reservations of room3
for parties over the state who Intend
to visit the state fair.
The census just completed at Alli
ance shows a gain of 2,000 over the
census taken in 1910. The town has
a population of 5J00.
Mrs. O. A. Hubbard, a pioneer of
Lancaster county, celebrated her nine
tieth birthday last week at the homo
of her son In Lincoln.
Tho fourteen months old child of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Lange of Scrlbner
was choked to death on a kernel of
popcorn from a box of crnckcrjack.
Flvo unsuccessful nttempts were
made to burn tho Cookmnn hotel at
Fremont. In each instance the flro
had been started in bed mattresses.
The commltteo in charge Is already
at work on the program for tho Lin
coln German days set for this, fall,
posBlbly about the middle of October.
Because her granddaughter, Omti
Rausch, nine. Injured her fingers In a
pulley at Stella. Mrs. Elizabeth Gerdes
of Humboldt has presented her with a
check for $1,000.
There will bo nn equal suffrage day
at the stato fair this fall, on which day
there will be held spectacular celebra
tlous and suffrage programs in Lin
coln1 and at the fair grounds. Wednes
day, September 9. was dedicated to the
cause of equal snffrago by action of
the state fair board.
George Fritz, a, German laborer, was
overcomo by heat at Lincoln, Thurs
day, and is in n sorlous condition at a
The Lincoln Commercial club will
reserve rooms over tho city for state
fair visitors who npply for them, and
will seo that no advance In price Is
made for the week.
Frank Clason and Henry Schmal
kins were probably fatally Injured
when a traction engine which they
were running dropped Into a canal,
through a broken bridge nenr Stam
ford. The engine dropped twenty feet
when the planks gave way.
R. B. H. Bell, rector of Kearney Mill
tary academy, has announced his resig
nation as head of that school to take
effect September 1.
Tho traveling men's picnic at Capi
tal Beach nt Lincoln, under auspices
of the state U.' C. T. and T. P. A
took place last week and was attend
ed by "bagmen from all over tho
The Nebraska national guard will
not go to Iowa for Its camp this year,
but will hold a joint maneouver camp
with a company or two of the regular
troops at Ashland, August 27 to Sep
The Presbyterian church at Laurel,
partially destroyed by fire on July 4,
the result of a toy balloon alighting on
the roof, will be remodeled at an ex
pense ot $3,500,
Alln Mayfleld has sued the city ot
Norfolk for $10,000 for Injuries he
claims to bave sustained by falling
over a pile of rubbish left on the
street by a city employe.
The body of Mrs. 'Elizabeth Lock
wood, an aged lady, was found In a
patcb of weeds by tbe aldo of the
road at Plattsmootb, where It li
thought she bad perished from over
LOCAL COLT SHOWS
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union Nowa Service.
Local Colt Show Planned.
Locnl colt shows are being planned
for August and September In different
part of tho state for the purposo ot
stimulating interest in tho horse stock
of the community. The show affords
nn opportunity for tho owners to com
pare their own colts at close rango
with those of their neighbors. An op
portunity Is also afforded for compar
ing foals from the various sires In the
vicinity. Gonorally there are, colts
which demonstrate the results of good
or poor care. Such shows cost little
or nothing nnd always stir up frlontly
Interest in the production of high class
horses. Often tho Btalllon owners will
assist. The colts need not necessarily
be Judged other than by tho people at
Popularity of the corporation tax bill
passed by the 1913 session, advanced
several notches when the Chicago, SL
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad
Co. came In with a $2,500 check and
the Omaha & Council Bluffs Street
Railway Co. and affiliated properties
came in with a check for $3,380. Un
der the old law the companies would
have paid $675. Tbe total In favor
of the new law therefore Is $5,005.
The Standard Oil Co. came In also with,
a $400 check, whereas unler the for
mer statute its fee would have been
not to exceed $125, according to clerks
In the office ot the secretary of state.
Listed among the names ot the affil
iated properties ot the Omaha street
car system are the Metropolitan Cable
Co., the Omaha Cable Tramway Co.,
and other concerns whose names are
not known to many present-day resl
dents of the metropolis.
Irrigation Ditches Ordered Closed.
Because the flow of water is below
normal In the North Platte river, State
Engineer Price has ordered many Irri
gation ditches closed so that those
users having priority rights may get
their share of water.
The government conserves tbe flood
waters ot the Platte, but the govern
ment does not propose to give away
this water. It anyone outside the
government project wants water be
must buy it The government now has
more water stored on the North Platte
than it ever had before, tho amount
being 1,098,000 acre feet. Tho regular
flow of the river is now being allowed
to travel through tho channel, but
this flow is said to be bolow normal,
making tho action on the part of the
state engineer necessary.
The first Irrigation claim in Ne
braska in point of priority Is the North
Platte Canal company at North Platte.
The Kearney canal Is being treated by
tho stato board ns second, and from
this decision the canal company has
appealed to the supreme court. The
third in priority Is tho Tri-Stato com
pany at Scotts Bluff. These must be
served with water before other"lrrlga
tors are supplied, provided tbe state
law Is enforcod.
Hog Cholera'Day August 12.
The next hog cholera Instruction
day at the University Farm has boen
set for August 12, instead of August 5,
ns was previously announced. It Is
tho plan to hold these meetings on tbe
second 'Wednesday in each month as
long as the demand warrants. The
Instruction nnd demonstrations regard
ing hog cholera diagnosis, vaccination,
and measures for prevention aro free.
Alleging that real estate in Chey
enne, Keith, Deuel and Lincoln coun
ties had been deliberately undervalued
by the assessors and cbunty boards, A.
W. Scrlbner, tax commissioner for the
Union Pacific railroad company, has
lemanded of the state board of equal
ization that It cite tho former to ap
pear and show cause why tho assessed
ralues should not be raised In those
Nebraska is the first state In the
union in the number of automobiles,
Tho mandamus action of Henry C.
ind Ada M. Blttenbender against the
excise board ot the city of Lincoln has
been appealed by them from tho ad
verse Tullng of Judge Stewart of the
district court to tho supreme court.
The Blttenbenders aro seeking- to
force the excise board to conform to
the requirements of an old territorial
statute, forbidding the granting of 11
censes for the sale ot liquor as a
beverage. Thoy contend that this old
statute, passed in 1855, was incorpo
rated into the state laws at the time
and has never been repealed.
The first piece of furniture turned
out at tho penitentiary factory has
just been received at the hoard of con
trol offices, It Is an offlco table and
In appearance, weight and general
workmanship measures up to any
pleco of eastern-made furniture lu tbe
office. From now on tho factory at the
prison will be working regularly. It
is likely that furniture desired at
various state Institutions will ho made
at the prison and that a considerable
sum of money will be uaved by tbe
step. The work la entirely under tbe
charge of the board ef control.
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