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KID OLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
EUROPE FACING OREATE8T WAR
FRANCE MAY JAKE NEXT STEP
England Uncertain What Coune to
Pusue, but Is Awaiting Do
velopmcnts In Interna
Western Newnpapor Union New Service,
Borlln. Germany nnd Russia uro at
war. Formal declaration or hostili
ties was mado by tho kaiser Saturday.
Ills hand was forced by Franco's ac
tion In calling for tho mobilization of
Orders wcro wired at onco to the
commanding officers of tho army and
navy to bo prepared to movo at onco.
Tho knlsor is expected to assumo his
position as commander-in-chief as the
land operations open.
Berlin is wildly excited. Tho streets
are Jammed with madly cheering
throngs. Word of fighting on the
boundary Is expectod momentarily.
Tho populace Is in a frenzy of pa
triotic forvor, quotations from tho
speeches of illustrious war generals
of tho past aro bnndlod about, evok
ing cheors and patriotic songs. The
lmporlal chancellor touched a popular
chord whon in addressing a vast crowd
that clamored outside his oftlco, ho
quoted Princo Charles' words to his
troops from Brandenburg:
"Our hearts beat for God nnd our
fists on tho enemy."
German Ambassador Hat Departed.
London. Events in tho Europcnn
crisis developed with startling rapid
ity. Tlio German ultimatum to Rub
Bla, demanding that Russia coaso the
mobilization or her army, expired at
noon, and at 6:15 o'clock in tho after
noon tho German ompcror signed n
mobilization order. At 7:30 o'clock
the German ambassador at St. Peters
burg, Count von Dourtales, delivered
declaration of war in tho narao of
his government to tho Russian gov
ernment, and tho entire staff of the
embassy immediately left St. Peters
burg. Although, after the warlike speeches
delivered by tho Gorman emperor and
the Imperial chancellor at Berlin on
Friday, no othor result could bo ex
pectod, hopes that the dreaded event
might bo averted had been raised by
tho intervention of King Gcorgo in St.
Petersburg nnd tho fact that tho Gcr
mnn relchstag was not to bo convenod
until Tuesday. Hence tho actual
declaration of war had not been ex
pectod for another day or two.
Must Oppose a United France.
Pnrls. Announcement of Important
changes In tho Fronch cabinet has
been mado. Thcso Includo tho ap
pointment of M. Dolcnsso as mlnlstor
of war, and tho appointment of
Georges Clcmonccnu to one of the
other important portfolios, demon
coau was prlmo mlnlBtor nt tho time
of tho Cnsn lllnnca incident, nnd with
DelcaBso is nn especial enemy of Ger
many. That thoso two men, with
present views wldoly nt vnrlanco with
those entertained by the VIvlani min
istry, have consented to onter tho cab
inet. Is considered proof that Germany
must oppose a united Frnnco.
London Filling with Americans.
London. London Is fast filling with
Americans, who havo been compelled
to forego thoir continental tours.
Every cross-channel steamer from
France and Belgium Is filled with
American tourists, who, on tho advice
of thoir ambassadors, ministers or
consuls, have left the continental
cities nnd various resorts on a mln
tito's notlco to England, which country
affords them their only chnnco of
reaching homo. Inability to got money
Is nnother Jncentivo for their deslro to
leave tho continent Express com
panies' checks, which Americans uni
versally uso on foreign tours, cannot
bo converted into cash, except at n
high rato of oxchnngo.
German Attack Repelled.
London. A lato dispatch from Paris
eays that two officers and twenty mon
of n Gorman patrol wcro killed at
langway, nnd that tho Gorman attack
was ropolled. .
Berlin. Tho emperor, speaking
from a window of tho castle to tho
crowds bonenth, said: ,
"I thank you for the lovo and loyalty
shown mo. When I enter upon a light
let us coaso all party strife Wo are
Gorman brothers and nothing else. All
parties havo attacked mo In times of
peace 1 forglvo them with all my
heart. I hopo nnd wish that tho good
German sword will emorgo victorious
in tho right."
Tho emperor's speech was groetcd
with tumultuous cheering.
Copenhagen. German warships,
chiefly dosiroyers, aro reported in tho
Febraarn bolt. It is bellovod that
they nro watching Russian war craft
reported In that vicinity. It is report
ed that nn unsuccessful attempt was
mado by ho Germans to destroy tho
cable running from Russia to Don
mnrk. Tho Danish parliament Saturday
night nt nn cxtraordlnnry session rati
fied n docreo or neutrality nnd au
thorized tho crown to moblllzo the
army to protect tho integrity or the
Fervor at 8t Petersburg.
St. Petersburg. Germany's dcclara
tlon or war against Russia has pro
voked In the Russian capital a won
derful demonstration of patriotic en
Tho Gorman ambassador, Count
l'ourtales, in tho name of his govern
ment, sont to tho Russian minister of
forolgn affairs n formal declaration of
war and a fow hours Inter an an
nouncement to this effect was mado to
Tho capital presents a spectacle ol
extraordinary animation. Tho Novak)
prospect and nil tho leading thorough
fares aro filled with war frenzied pco
plo, marching in processions cnrrylng
portraits of tho emporor, with flags
waving, torches blazing. From tlmo
to tlmo thero Is nn outburst of encor
ing nnd singing.
Spenkors II rod with patriotic fervor
harrangucd the crowds. In front of
tho Knznn cathedral each procosslon
halts and a sudden hush falls ovor
tho processionists; then tho strain of
tho national nnthem, sung in porfect
harmony by n section or tho proces
sion, rises In tho air; tho crowds lis
ten silently with bnrcd heads. Then
tho procession moves forward and
tho demonstrations aro resumed with
War Developments 8ole Topic.
Wnshlngton. War developments in
Europo overshadow nil olso in tho nt
tontlon of Wnshlngton. Steps to pro
vent a flnanclnl stringency in this
country as a result of Europe's sudden
need of gold were followed by a series
or precautionary measures designed to
protect Amoricnns and their interests
abroad as well as at home.
President Wilson nnd Secretnry
Bryan studied a mass of dispatches
from American embnsslcs, legations
and consulates In Europo. While no
formal tender or good offices hnB been
mndo to any power, Amorlcnn diplo
mats abroad aro kcoplng tho stnto do
partmont closoly advised so that ir an
opportunity presents Itself tho lnflu
enco of the United Stntos ror a set
tlement or tho war problem by pacific
means will bo nctlvely exerted.
Concentrating on French Frontiers.
Arlon, Belgium. According to advic
es received here 100,000 German
troops aro crossing tho grand duchy
or Luxemburg and concentrating on
tho French rrontler near Liege.
Frontier engagements aro reported
in which the Gormans are said to havo
More than 25,000 men aro engaged
in digging trenches in rront or tho
German and French positions,
Tho strategical line rrom Malmedy,
Rhenish Prussia to Liege, is guarded
by military on both the- German and
Four Great Powers Engaged.
London. Four great powers or Su
ropo, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Fr.'.nco
nnd Gormnny nro now engaged In act
ual warfaro, hut two of then, Germany
and Frnnce, not only havo not declared
war against each other, as far as Is
known here, but havo not oven severed
diplomatic relations. This Is desplto
tho fact that Germany's ultimatum to
Franco. has 'neither been Ignored nor
Tho explanation of this would np
poar to bo thnt Germany and Franco
each seek to throw upon tho other tho
responsibility or tho war.
Emperor Delivers War Declaration.
Paris. Tho Russian embassador, M.
Iswolsky, called on Premier Vivlanl
at 11 o'clock Saturday night and In
formed him that Gormany had de
clared war on Russia.
St Petersburg. Tho German em
peror, in the name or his government,
sent to the Russian minister or for
eign affairs at 7:30 o'clock a declara
tion of war. The announcement Is
mndo by tho St. Petersburg telegraph
ngoncy, which Is considered the official
news agency in Russia.
Vienna. Tho Servians have blown
up tho brldgo spanning tho River Save,
between tho Austrian town of Sonilln
and Belgrade. Tho Austrian Infantry
and artillery stntloned at Scmlln, in
conjunction with monitors on tho
Danube, fired on tho Servian positions
beyond tho brldgo. Tho Servians re
treated after a short ongagomout with
Vienna. All Servians liable to mili
tary scrvico rosldlng in Austria-Hungary
arc being nrrostcd nnd handed
ovor to the uillltnrj ns prisoners ol
Territory Not Wanted.
Paris. Tho Temps says Russia has
been officially informed that Austria
Hungary would rospect the territorial
Integrity of Sorvla and wished oven to
abstain from occupying Bolgrade, tho
British Fleet 8alls.
Portland, Eng. Tho British fleet
has sailed from hero for an unknown
destination. No Information could bo
obtnlned from naval officials as to the
movomonts of tho war vcssols.
Japan Is Watchfully Waiting.
Tokto, Japan's attltudo may bo do
scribed as ono ot watchful waiting.
Should Great Britain becomo lnvolvod
and British rights and Interests In
eastern Asia or India bo menaced, it
Is stated that Japan, In fulfillment of
hor nlllanco, will nsslst that country.
Howevor, if tho war is limited to
Europe, Japan probably will remain
neutrnl. Newspapers say tho with
drawal of Russia's rorces rrom tho far
cast would afford Japan an opportunity
to extond ber Influence in Asia,
AMERICANS IN SORRY PLIGHT
IN DISTRE83 FOR LACK OF MEANS
TO GET HOME.
Will Prevent Financial Unsettlement
In United States as Result of
War In Europe.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington. Active measures for
tho roller or many thousands ot Amer
icans in distress in Europe for lack of
money or means to return homo havo
been begun by President Wilson and
Secretary Bryan. Tha president and
Secretary Bryan are considering means
of gottlng money to citizens abroad.
Tho administration has under consid
eration sending army and navy trans
ports to carry American rerugees and
a special roport to congress for an
appropriation is expected.
To Prevent Financial Uneasiness.
New York. Extraordinary action
was taken by tho leading financial in
terests of America Hoday to aver a
financial unsettlement in this country,
as a result of tho European war. Re
lief measures are under way which, in
tho opinion of the bankers, will pre
servo the public confidence,
Emergency currency probably will
be put into circulation during the week.
If occasion requires this currency, is
suance ot which is provided for by the
lAldrich-Vreoland act passed after tho
1907 panic, may bo supplemented here
and elsewhere by clearing house cer
tificates such as wcro used in 1007.
Representatives of Now York forolgn
exchango houses held a Sunday con
ference with President Wilson. They
suggested tho unprecedentel proced
ure of advancing $100,000,000 'credit to
. Indians Own Oil Lands.
Muskogee, Okla. Tho Crook Indlnn
nation is tho owner of tho river beds
in thnt territory and the state ot Okla
homa has no right to tho oil and gas
leases thereon, according to an opin
ion handed down by Justice Carland
of tho United States court of appeals
at St. Louis Wednesday, reversing tho
former decision of Judge Ralph 5.
Campbell of tho United States district.
The opinion affects leases of oil and
gas lands worth millions of dollars.
Many Drown In' Chinese Floods.
Washington. Drowning or more
than 3,000 persona and property
losses or J4.000.000 resulting rrom
great floods sweeping through twenty
nine districts in the province of
Kwano-Tungk, China, are reported in
consular advices to the state depart
ment from Canton. Eight million per
sons are in want, tho report added,
crops having been destroyed and tho
country is still under water.
No Reason for Business Agitation.
Chicago, 111. Thero Is no foundation
for much of tho agitation about busi
ness conditions in tho United States,
George M. Reynolds, president of tho
Continental and Commercial National
bank, and John Shedd, president, ot
Marshall Field & Co., assorted In their
testimony beforo the federal commis
sion on industrial relations. Tho wit
nesses said much ot tho pessimism
oxprossed could bo traced to politics.
Largest Gold Shipment Ever Made.
Now York. Tho latest gold move
ment to Europo which began Friday
has been furthor increased by a ship
ment of $10,000,000 aboard the liner
Kronprlnzesslu Cecillo. This Is said
to be the largest single gold shipment
ever made from America to Europe.
Seize Weevil Infected Corn.
Seattle. Tho stnto dopartment or
agriculture has seized 125,000 sacks or
thirty-four carloads or Manchuria
corn that had just arrived on a Jap
ineso steamer, Infected with weovils.
Patrlal Trouble at South Omaha.
Omaha, Neb. Tho first serious local
troublo between Austrians and Serv
ians occurred Friday evening in South
Omaha. It was quickly quelled by po
lice officers. Throe Servians and two
Austrians worejocked up and charged
with fighting. News of the fight reach
ed the station before tho trouble had
proceeded tar, and arrival of officers
put an end to what threatened to be a
general fight betweon the people of the
I wo countries.
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PROSPECTS G0DF0R PEACE
OUTLOOK GOOD FOR TRANQUIL
ITY IN MEXICO.
United States Can Easily Meet De
mand for Gold French Socialist
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington. Reforrlng to, the Mex
ican situation generally, President
Wilson describes tho outlook for peace
as "entirely encouraging." Advices
from every quarter to tho Washing
ton government show a trend toward
tho restoration of tranquility through
out tho republic. Tho Zapata faction
is now working in harmony with tho
constitutionalists, and an agrcoment
has been consummated through which
tho support or the southern revolu
tionary rorces is promised to the new
constitutionalist government. With tho
arrival at Saltlllo or President Carba
jal's peace delegates it Is expected
that General Carranza will order an
armistice. The peace parleys are not
expected to last more than a few days
and Washington government officials
believe a peace agreement will bo
signed in a short time.
Socialist Leader Assassinated.
Paris. Jean Leon Juares, the noted
socialist leader, was assassinated here
while dining in a small restaurant
near the bourse. Tho assassin was ar
rested, but refused to disclose his
identity. Lator he was ldontifled as
Raoul Villain, twonty-nlno years old,
and said to be tho son of a clerk of tho
civil court at Rhoims. Tho minister
of tho Interior, Louis Jlalvy, on learn
ing of tho crime, left tho meeting of
tho council and ordered precautions
to bo taken to prevent demonstrations.
CAN MEET DRAIN ON GOLD.
United States In Splendid Shape to
Washington. European demands
upon Now York for gold will be met
by transrers rrom tho United States
sug-treasurles so as to keep the me
tropolis always sufficiently supplied to
meet all calls. Treasury officials say
it would be against public policy to
make known details -of such - ship
ments, but they emphasized the, pre
paredness ot the United States for
taking care without inconvenience to
itself of almost any demand, which
oven in event of war, Europe reasona
bly might be expected to make on the
gold supply of this country It was
declared the United States now has
more gold than almost any two other
Bar Liquor In Dry State Clubs.
Milwaukee. AH further Incorpora
tions of Moose club houses must be
with the consent of the supreme dls
tator and no liquor can bo sold in club
houses in dry states, pursuant to a
resolution ndopted by the Loyal Order
of Mooso convention. Another resolu
tion adopted provides that tho "Call
of the Mooso," tho official paper of tho
order, which Is now sent free to mem
bers at nn annual expense to the order
or over $100,000, bo discontinued and
tho money bo given to the tuborculosls
Bad Fire In Newspaper Plant.
Lincoln, Neb. A flro that caused
damages mounting into the tens of
thousands or dollars started In the
fourth floor of the Stato Journal build
ing Friday afternoon. The fire orig
inated In tho camera room of the photo-engraving
department, and within
an instant it was ablaze. So rapidly
did the flames spread that elx men
working in adjoining rooms to the rear
wero forced to leap out of the windows
onto tho roof to the west.
Planning for Big Railroad Strike.
Chicago. A strike or 55,000 firemen
and engineers on ninety-eight railroads
operating west of Chicago has been set
for Friday, August 7. William S.
Stone, grand chief engineer ot the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
and W. S, Carter, president of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Englneraen, declared the order ,
would boput into effect unless tho gen-'
oral managers' committee of the rail
roads accopted the plan of settlement
proposed by the federal board of mediation.
NEWS FROM STATE HOUSE
Decreases of from $300,000 to ?450,
000 assessed valuation or property in
:ho stnto aro looked for over last year's
figures, according to estimates mado
by Sopretary Scjmour of tho stato as
A, G. Wolfenbargcr, for twenty
seven years a member of the national
prohibition committeo for Nebraska,
has resigned. Pressure of 'private
business and advancing years are
given as his reasons.
Bccauso tho flow of water Is below
normal In tho North I'lntto river, Stato
Engineer Prlco hns ordered many Irri
gation ditches closed bo thnt thoso
tiserB having priority rights may gel
their share of water.
Extensive plans nro being made for
tho university exhibit at tho state fair
in September. Tho old horticultural
building has been assigned to tho uso
NEBRASKANS IN THE PUBLIC, EYE
MRS. MARIE O. WEEKS
Corresponding Secretary of the Ne
braska Press Association, and editor
of the Norfolk Press.
of tho unlvorslty nnd will be known as
university hall. Exhibits will be ar
ranged in tho four wings of tho build
ing. C. H. Hohmann of Lincoln has a
hundred-year-old trunk, shaped like
an undersized steamer trunk of today
and covered with undressed horsehlde,
which he has presonted to tho Stato
Historical society. The article is a
family heirloom and was originally
tho property of Dutch ancestors of
Mr. Hohmann in Pennsylvania.
W. A. Lloyd, In charge of rarm dem
onstration work ror tho north central
states or tho department or agricul
ture was a recent vlbltor nt tho stato
farm, for tho purpose of gathering
data to be used in tho encouragement
of tho Smith-Lever bill beforo con
gross. This bill Is for tho purposo ot
appropriating monoy for farm demon
Adjutant General Hall of tho No
brasga national guard has received
notlco thnt tho war department ha
allotted $40,000 to defray the expenses
of tho annual encampment of the
guard. Gonural Hall hns gono to Ash
land to proparo the camp grounds. The
camp this year will not be a state
camp, but will bo under control of an
officor of tho regular army and sovoral
companies of regulars will bo present
With no report from Gage county
the records of tho state board of
assessment show that the assessed
value ot etato banks has decreased.
1324,347 and the asse'ssed value of na
tional banks has decreased $382,235,
a total recrease of $700,582 In the as
sessed value ot all banks In Nebraska
during the paBt year. As the assessed
value is one-fifth the actual value ot
property, the total decrease, actual
value, is $3,532,910, with no report
from Gago county.
The anti-suffrage association of
Nebraska, which recently filed an ar
gument with the secretary of state to
bo Incorporated in Hie referendum
pamphlet for distribution among
voters, havo amended their argument
o some extent nnd have paid the
secretary ot stato $125 to meet the ex
pense of printing. No argument has
been filed i,n support of tho defeat of
tho Nebraska City armory appropria
tion of $20,000 and tho time limit has
expired. Thoso who favor tho appro
priation havo a fow days loft for filing
Four more national banks in Ne
braska have loft tho national banking
system and have become stnto institu
tions. Under their new names they
aro: The Citizens Stato bank of Dll
lor, capital stock $25,000; tho Citizens
Stato bank ot Cedar Rnpids, capital
stock $25,000; tho Security State bank
of Spalding, capital stock $30,000, and
the Sargent -Stato bank ot Sargent,'
capital stock $25,000. '
Wednesday, August 12, will bo ob
served as hog cholera day at tho uni
versity farm at Lincoln.
Warden Fonton is ot the opinion
that peoplo may be inclined to forget
tho good that tho abolishment of dope
in tho stato prison has done. Ho read
in artlclo recently regarding ten re
turned convicts, all usors or dope. He
mddo no criticism or tho nrtlclo, but
had this to say: "Pcoplo should tak
into consideration that not all or those
ten men were paroled from tho insti
tution. Probably half of them wore
paroled from tho bench. It should also
be considered that those men who re
turned to" tho drug habit when put oi
parole, nover bad been cured,
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PROFITABLE EXPERIENCE IN TH1
CULTURE OF OATS
What Is Going On H.ere and There
That la of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
State Tennis Tournament at
Wayne, August 4 to 8.
Annual Old Settlers' Reunion
at Union, August 14 and 15.
Primary election, August 18. ft
Community fnll festival nt Har-
vard, August 19 and 20.
Tho great Nebraska stato fair
at Lincoln, September 7 to 11.
Neck Broken by a Fall
Grand Island. Robert Daumann, the
four-year-old son of Mrs. Frank Lcap
er, rosldlng near Wood River, wont
out into the yard to play. Tho mothci
soon thereafter heard tho child's cry,
as If In pain. She went out immedi
ately to ascertain the cause of the
troublo and found the little ono pros
trate and limp. Rushing to the well,
sho bathed' tho face with water, but
there was no return of consciousness.
A physician was immediately called
and it was found that tho child was
dead, having broken Its neck by tho
Jolt caused by stepping into a small
hole. Tho ltlllo boy gave but one or
two gasps after his mother had takes
him in her arms.
Treating Oats for Smut
Beatrice. Treating oats for smut
by Farm Demonstrator Liebers baa
proven a profitable experience on the
farm of A. E. Classen, four miles south
west or Beatrice. Tho seed for 2G.94
acres was treated and thnt for 4.1
acres was not. The ground for both
pieces was prepared In tho same man
ner, and the oats wcro sown under the
eamo conditions. At the time of har
vest they were carefully separated and
after threshing it was shown that the
treated oats yielded 53.20 bushels to
tho acre and the other 36.03 bushels.
The cost for treating the seed will not
exceed 2 cents an acre.
Wild West Show Stranded.
Niobrara. The wild west show
which exhibited hero during the threo
days pow-wow a combination of tha
Clicle B ranch show has stranded on
tho rocks of ndverslty nnd disbanded.
Fifty mon and a numbor.of women
wore loft "broke" by tho incident
Many or them are still in Niobrara,
with no money to g6t out or town.
Tho manager of tho show callod his
employes together and told them ho
hnd lost $20,000. Ho said ho would
pay each of them ono day's salary for
tho past week's work.
Ready for Tomatoes.
Peru. The Pory Canning company
expects to star running about August
1 and Is now lining up tho tomoto peel
ers roady for work. The company is
getting ready for a big run this year,
and has a fine tomato crop coming on.
If nothing happens thero will be the
biggest yield of tomatoes on the big
gest acreage the factory has ever bad.
Horse Disease Appears.
Tccumseh. A. Vnndoventer lost t
valuable borse from a peculiar disease.
A veterinarian who was called pro
nounced the trouble as being the same
disease that was so prevalent last
year In tho state, when severe losses
were experienced by farmers. No
other cases have been reported In the
Nuckolls County Pioneer Drops Dead.
Nora. Harmon Kllno, old soldier
and for thirty years a resident of
Nuckolls county, dropped dead near
his barn at this place, Frldny after
noon. Ho had boon 111 but had recov
ered somewhat and had resumed his
dnily tasks. Mrs. Kllno discovered tha
A now high school building Is be
ing erected at Exeter, at a cost ot
STATE BASEBALL NEWS J
Hustings lost at Kearney, Thursday,
16 to 9.
Superior won Thursday's Columbus
game, 6 to 4.
Beatrice was phut out at Norfolk,
Thursday, C to 0.
York lost at Grand Island, Thursday,
5 to 4.
In a nlnetoen-Innlng game at Nor
folk, Friday, Beatrice was defeated,
2 to 1.
Hastings lost at Kearney, Friday, f
Superior was defeated at Columbus
Friday, 9 to 5.
York lost at Grand Island, Friday
9 to 5.
Norfolk waB defeated at York Wed
nesday C to 2.1
Suporlor loit at Kearney Wedno
day 5 to 4.
Beatrice won at Grand Island Wed
nesday 5 to 4.
Columbus was shut out at Hastings
Wednesday G to 0.
Columbus was shut out at Hastings
Tuesday 4 to 0,
Norfolk was shut out at York Tues
day 9 to 0.
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