The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, August 20, 1914, Image 6

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attlt of Liege Again In Progress
German Advance Is Being
Greatly Retarded,
Western Ncwipnpcr Union Nowb Bervlco.
Toklo. Japan sent nn ultlnuttiiin to
Germany Saturday night, demanding
the withdrawal of Gorman warships
from the orient and tlio evacuation of
Klau Clinti and giving Oorniany until
Bun day, August 23, to comply with the
demand. Otherwise tho ultimatum
states, Japan will take action. Tho
general expectation hero Is thnt tho
ultimatum will bo followed by war.
Taltakl Kato, tho Japanese foreign
minister, simultaneously with tho dis
patch of tho ultimatum, conferred
with George W, Guthrie, tho Amorlean
ambassador, and made to him a brond
statement calculated to assure thn
United States that American Interests
in the far east would bo safeguarded
and tbo integrity of China uphold.
London. Pushing forward by mere
weight of numbers, the German ad
vanco across Belgium is Hlowly but
steadily proceeding, and so must come
In contact with tho allied nrmlcs,
which; according to an ofllclal commu
nication from Hrussols, aro in battle
ordor at somo point unnamed. Tho
Belgians, In tho outpost skirmishing,
aro said to have Inflicted severe checks
on the Germnn forces, but on tho whole
tho German wing has kept on its way
and has reached a lltle from the north
of Namur to Haelen, which suggests
that the first big battle will be fought
somowhoro botwecn liouvnln and
Dlcst, whoro tbo allies probably will
try to block tho roads to Brussels and
Antwerp, and prevent the German at
tempt to make north Delglum unten
able. Further south French troops havo
entered Belgium through Charlerol,
going to tho relief of their neighbor
and to aid in any attack directed to
ward Namur, while In the east the
French are reported to havo secured
possession of ridges In the Vosges
mountains and to hold the passes of
LeBonhomme-,and Sainto Marle-An-Mines,
through which Important roadB
pass, and which, It Is assorted, gives
them great strategic advantage.
Liege Fight Again Resumed.
Brussels. The fight for the posses
lot. of the Llogo forts has recom
menced. Tho Germans erected a
bridge at Llxhe for the transport of
troops and hoavy material and It Is
possible that simultaneously nn at
tempt will be made to cross tho river
Meuse In front of Liege, for convoys
have boon sighted proceeding toward
Engls. Tho German advanco Is bolng
greatly retardod by the Liege fortifica
tions, as thoy dominate tho routos
taken by the Germans and nlso the In
tervals between the fortB by tholr
preventing tho passage of nrtillory and
, transport wagons.
The Germans appoar to bo com
mencing a fresh phase of tho war.
Thelr,nttack through central Bolglum
having failed, they aro entrenching
along their Maestrlcht-Llcgo front and
are employing a number of peasants on
tho road south through tho provinces
of Liege and Luxemburg, foreshadow
ing an attempt to force their way to
the south of tho river Ourtho nnd to
wards tho upper Mouso in Franco.
The German cavalry, which spread
itself out over n front extending from
St. Trond to Ilannut, at tho same time
sending detachments in tho direction
of TIrlemont, Hougaerde and Jodlgno,
havo fallen back except at one point
where they are kcoplng in contact
with tho Belgians.
A fight of Importance occurred nenrJ
lanemont, whero a thousand Gorman
cavalry, with quick firing guns mount
ed on horses, attacked a regiment of
Belgian lancers. The latter rotlred ow
ing to inferiority numerically.
London. Rocrults for the army aro
enlisting nt the rato of Bovurnl thou
sand a day. Tho business men aro or
ganising their employes Into n fifth
lino of defense. Tho majority of the
able-bodied men of tho country are
drilling In tholr homo organizations.
Home. The kaiser Is making, a su
preme effort In the( courts of Greece,
Bulgaria and Roumanla to havo those
nations side with Germany and Austria
In tho prosent war. This Is admitted
hi official circles here, whero the nego
tiations of the kaiser's representatives
are being closely followed. That tho
Balkans must inevitably be drawn Into
the war Is considered certain bore. But
it Is unlikely that they will lino up en
tirely for tho kaiser. Greece and Tur
key must Inevitably fight, but tho later
will range itself on the sldo of the
kaiser, whllo Greoco will aid England.
Paris. There has been no undue ex
citement in Paris over tho reported
losses or victories to French arras.
Thoro have boon painful bcoijos, how
ever, around tho ministry of war on
tho newB of engagements. Groat
crowds of relatives of tho soldiers havo
been socking names of thoso killed or
wounded. No lists have been pub
lished. According to late advices tho
Germans mado a determined attempt
to tako the positions occupied by tho
FroncV outside of Muolbauson, but
failed. The Germans did not rc-oator
the towa.
Germans Are Concentrating.
St. Petersburg. Tho regular troops
of tho German army, who hitherto
had been scnttcrod In small detach
ments along the frontier, aro now con
centrating nenr tho Russian border in
brlgade.1, coniposed of two or three
regiments each, all In readiness to
toko tho field.
The positions in tho border villages
havo been occupied by units of cavalry
and infantry of tho Gorman army re
serve No serious encounters havo occurred
yet on the frontlor. but frequent skir
mishes between outposts are reported,
while Gorman military aeroplanes fly
dally In tho direction or Kovno, capi
tal of tho Russian province of the
samo name, which hnn an outlet on
tho Baltic.
Washington. Mining of the North
soa ns part of the plan of tho Euro
pean war not only may closo most of
tho northern European ports to nnvl
Ration but the golden-laden cruiser
Tennessee nnd North Carolina and
neutral passenger vessels bearing
Americans from Europe will bo con
fronted with now dangers, Tho Amor
lean government has boon formally ad
vised by the British embassy that In
nsimtcli uo Hominy had been "scatter
Ing nines Indiscriminately," Great
Britain could no longer refrnln from
planting mine1? near her own ports.
Secretary Bryan says that Amerl
cans nt home may reJt assured that
tho passenger linen plying botween
northern European ports will tnko nc
chances that will Imperil life. It If
believed that Americans In northern
ports will remain thoro for the pros
ent or make their way south and
southeast to surh ports ns Marseilles
or Lisbon to obtain passage for the
United States.
Martial Law In Switzerland.
Washington. Charge Huebschcr of
tho Swles legation has notified tho
Mate department that martial law had
been declared In Switzerland. Both
French nnd German troops are men
acing the Integrity cf Switzerland with
their operations in tho vicinity ol
Basel, which lies closo to Mulhaimen
reported captured by the French. Tho
chtirgo stated that tho activities so
near tho Swiss borjer havo mado It
necessary to prcpnre to resist In
vasion. Japanese Steamer Fired Upon.
Shanghai. The Japanese steamer
Shlkoku Mnru was seriously damaged
anl one of her crow killed by a cannon
shot fired from tho British fort at
Hong Kong whllo tho vessel was enter
ing the harbor. Tho Shlkoku Maru
pnld no attention to tho harbor regula
tions. Two warning shots wnr fired
wor her bows, but she did not stop,
anu a intra siieii then struck her amid
ships. A government tug afterwardi
assisted the stcamor to her berth.
Will Act Together.
Brussols. Belgian official reports
received by tho war office record thn
Important fact that a Junction has beon
enocteu by Belgian, British and French
troops across tho lino of the German
advance through Belgium. Tho loca
tion of the troops of tho three armies
was not revealed, but In any futuro
operations It Is understood thnt they
will act together.
Many Register for Transportation.
Paris. Thrco thousand Americans
havo registered tholr names at the
American embassy hero and are await
lug transportation homo on tho steam
ora which the government nt Washing,
ton Is sending to Europo for tho rollel
of stranded citizens. Additional names
are being entered at tho rato of 300
or 400 dally.
Paris. Tommaso Tlttonl, Italian
ambassador to Franco, has Issued nnd
had posted nt tho quarters of Paris a
signed notice stating that:
"Italy has proclaimed and will
maintain tho strictest neutrality.
Therefore thoro Is no need for Italians
to bo alarmed. They may continue to
reside In Franco In full security."
Rome. Tho foreign office hns sum
moned homo the Italian ambassadors
In Paris, St. Petersburg. London nnd
Berlin, ns tbo government desires to
consult them concerning tho war situ
ation. Paris, It Is officially announced
that France has broken off diplomatic
relations with Austria-Hungary. The
French ambassador nt Vienna has left
tho Austrian capital and tho Austro
Hungariau ambassador nt Paris has
asked for his passports,
Rome. Tho pope Is so overwhelmed
with grief by tho outbreak of war
among all the principal natlonB of
Europe that ho Is unable to do any
work, and sits listless and silent for
hours every day. Although his holi
ness Is not 111, his condition Ib causing
grave anxiety to tilo attendants.
Athens. Largo Turkish forces have
concentrated on Bulgarian territory,
near ForeJIk. In tho vicinity of tho
river Morltsa. Thoy are moving ap
parently In tho direction of the fron
tiers of Thrace and Bulgaria by agree
ment with Bulgnrln.
Japan Causing Worry.
Poking, Japan. Whether Japan will
participate In an attack on tho German
colony of Tslng Tnu Is n question
about which British subjects nud other
fdrolgnors In China aro gravely con
corned. It Is bolloved hero thnt "sort
ous conversations" are now proceeding
botwoon Toklo and London In ordor
to dotormlno tho futuro status of tho
placo. In tho mcantlmo German cruts
ora aro said to bo searching tho Yel
low sea nnd causing British, French
and Russian merchant vessels to re
main In tho various ports.
Ships of All Nations May Now Pass
Through Great Waterway
Americans Returning
Western f.ewi"iipr Union New Service.
Moxlco City. Tho national capital
now Is In the hands of tho constitu
tionalists, In accordance with a pre
arranged plan, General Obregon
marched In with his army nnd took
peaceful ((osscssloh of tho city Satur
day afternoon. The citizens greeted
him nnd his soldiers with cheers. The
evacuation by tho federals 1ms been
completed unci constitutionalist troops
nro now quartered In tho barrnckB
which tho government soldiers recent
ly occupied.
Americans Are Returning.
London. With nlnp Ilnors sailing
from English and Dutch ports moro
than 1,000 Americans left the war zone
Saturday nnd arc now en route homo,
Eight liners sailed from London, LI v.
erpool and Glasgow and the Noordam
pit out from Rotterdam. It Is do
dared that within the next throe
weeks forty-eight liners, capable of
carrying f.0.000 pncheiigers, will hrll
for tho United States from English
ports. This Is three times tho num
ber of Americans now In England, but
thoy are arriving at tho rate of more
than 1,000 n day.
Establishes New Ocean- Highway for
Panama. The Panama canal Is open
to the commerce of tho world. Hence
forth ships mny pass to and fro
through tho great wnterway, which es
tablishes a now ocean highway for
trade Tho steamship Ancon, owned
by the United Stntcs war department,
with many notable people on board,
Saturday made the official passage,
which signalized tho opening of the
canal. She left Cristobal at 7 o'clock
and reached Balboa on the Pacific end
at 4 In tho afternoon, having navigat
ed tho waterway In nlno hours. The
Ancon did not anchor at Balboa, but
proceeded Into deep water In tho Pa
cific beyond the fortified Islands,
whoro she anchored In tho channel of
tho canal on her return to Balboa,
where flho landed her passengers. The
Ancon will remain at the Balboa docks
for somo time dlscharglng-her cargo,
this being the first commercial voyage
made through the canal.
Many Injured When Roaster Bursts.
Beatrice, Neb. A dozen persons
wore Injured, three of them seriously,
when a gasoline peanut roaster stand
ing on the walk In front of the place
of business of Charles Overstreet ex
ploded. Tho streets were lined with
people waiting for the circus parade
at the time of the explosion, and the
fact that no one was killed Is consld,
red little less than miraculous. The
explosion could' be heard for blocks,
and bits of glass from adjoining win
dows and parts of the machine were
blown across tho street by the force
of the explosion.
Bibles for Fighting Armies.
Now York. Christian agencies of
Germany appear to bo taking up
work among the soldiers In arms. The
American Bible society has received
an application froth Germany for
Bibles nnd parts of Bibles In German,
Polish, French and Russian tongues,
for distribution nt tho front. It was
learned that tho British and Foreign
Bible society of London is nlso taking
stops for this Christian work, and is
having tho cooperation of the Fronch
Bible society in Paris.
, Asks Aid for Red Cross.
Lincoln, Nob. Governor Morehcad
has Issued a statement endorsing the
Red Cross work In tbo European war
and asked the 'people of Nebraska to
make contributions for tho purpose of
carrying on Its operations.
Living Expenses Increase.
Chicago. Increasing coBt In living
expenses have spread to inclitdo most
of tho most pretentious cafes and
clubs, and a general rise of prices was
marked on the bills. In "spite of
threatened Investigations by nation,
state and city, there -was no reduction
In the coat ofBtaples for homo con
sumption. At the stock yards there
was no chnnge in the wholesale prices
of meats. Cattle and hog receipts con
tinue under normal and the packers
declaring that they wcro facing the
greatest shortage In their history.
Nebraskan First to Go Through.
San Francisco. The American-Hawaiian
Bteamor Nebraskan put out for
Now York via tho Panama canal. She
will bo the first merchantman to pats
through tho canal from tho Pacific
coast. Tho Arlzonlnn, of tho Bamo
lino, loft Now York In tho opposite di
rection August 4, Traffic will be re
ceived beginning August 16. The Ne
braskan bore many tokens of good will
and was uproariously greeted by tho
whlstlos of all the shipping In the
harbor as she got under way,
Eighteen Out of Twenty Treaties Are
Put Through the Senate
Carranza Leaves the
Weitern Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington Legal forces, state and
federal, all over the country got Into
action Friday, carrying out President
Wilson's suggestion for an Investiga
tion of whether food prices are being
artificially Increased on the pretext of
European war, and for criminal prose
cutions If thnt Is found to be the case.
The national capital led off the cam
paign with n grand Jury Investigation,
to which commission merchants,
wholesalers and retailers, buyers for
hotels nnd restaurants were Bub
poenaed and citizens having evidence
wore Invited. Special agents or the
department of Justice' began their
search for evidence of manipulations
or other methods of prlce-fUIng, and
Secretary Redflold sent detailed In
structions to agents of the department
or commerce on carrying out their part
of tho Investigation.
President Leaves City of Mexico.
Mexico City. When the Inhabitants
of tho federal capital awakened
Thursday morning the arsenals were
empty, tho barracks were deserted
and tho provisional president of the
republic, ns well ns the members of
his cabinet, had vauished. President
Cnrbajal left the city on n.speclal train
bound for Vera Cruz nt 3:15 a. m. He
left behind him a manifesto to the
nation saying that he had dono his
best In a provisional capacity to sa,vc
tho country from further bloodshed,
but hla peaceful overtures had been
met on the part or the constitutional
ists by uncompromising "demands for
an unconditional surrender.
Eighteen of Twenty Put Through the
Washington. Eighteen of the twen
ty peace treaties with foreign nations
providing for commissions of inquiry
beforo resort to arms in international
disputes, which ordinary resources o!
diplomacy faJLto settle, were ratified
by the senate. The treaties with the
Dominican republic and Panama were
held up for further consideration.
Treaties ratified are with Norway, the
Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland,
Denmark, Italy, Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Persia,
Costa Rica, Venezuela, Usuguay.-Ar
gentlno, Brazil and Chile.
Washington. Authority has been
given 'American embassies and lega
tions throughout Eurone to charter
ships In which to bring home Ameri
8tamp Tax May Be Put In Force.
Washington. Although the United
States Is at peace with the world, lead
era in congress say that a "war tax"
must be levied. Prospects that the
European war will continue indefinite
ly will materially reduce Imports to
this country. It Is estimated that one
third of tho revenue would be out off,
Majority Leader Underwood, author of
the new tariff law, admits that the
falling off In revenue from foreign
ports Is being felt It Is Bald that a
stamp tax, the same as prevailed dur
ing the Spanish-American war, will be
put in force.
Hard' to Verify Dispatches.
New York. In a notice to its cor
respondents the Associated Press and
United Press and other news service
companies adviso correspondents and
patrons that due to the censorship
over all news dispatches out of Eu
rope, It Is almost Impossible to trans
mit messages with any degree of satis
faction. Cables are greatly congested
and all messages are being delayed
from 17 to 48 hours. News is coming
largely through Paris and London.
Asks Aid for Red Cross.
Washington. President Wilson, as
head of tho American Red Cross, bat
appealed to the American people to
contribute monoy for the relief of sick
and wounded soldiers of the warring
European nations.
Mediation May Be Reopened.
Peking. The Japanese government
In replying to the suggestion of China
that the United States, China and
Japan should endeavor to mediate the
European conflict said Its obligations
to Groat Britain might prevent Japan
from doing so. In consequence of this
reply China considers further effor
useleoB, although it was stated that
tbo question of mediation might be
reopened with tho United States In
case there were any prospects of sue
Enough Food for a Year.
London. That Germany has enough
food on hand to last one year, even
though all communication with the
outside world Is cut off was admitted
hero, it wns announced that a report
to that effect has been mado to tho
kal6or by a governmental commission
appointed for that purpose. Tho kalsor
has contributed from his personal for
tune $200,000, of which ono-balf goes
to the Red Cross and the remainder
for tho relief of families of soldiers
killed In action,
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union Kewa Service.
When the Nebraska legislature In
1911, and again in 1013, appropriated
money to pay for glandercd horses
and mules condemned by the statf
veterlnarinn and killed under tils or
ders, It had In mind the protection of
farmers who nre always the heaviest
losers from any live stock dlseaBo.
The legislature did notjtnow that, un
der this statute, John D. Rockefeller's
Standard Oil company would become
a claimant against the state nnd re
colve an allowance of $133 for u mulo
that hns Just been killed In Lincoln
by the state veterinarian. Neither
wns It aware that a storage and trans
fer company at Omaha would ask the
state to pay It 'several hundred dol
lars on account of four horses taken
from its Btnblcs nnd put to death bo
calico they had glanders. The Stand
ard Oil mule was executed by State
Veterinarian Klgln. lit accordance
with the statute, be has mado out a
voucher for $133 to the Rockefeller
concern, which tho state of Nebraska
will pay.
Save the Straw Stacks.
With straw piles from a forty-ncre-tract
worth, according to conservative
estimates, $100 for the fertilizing con
stituents alone, tho agronomy depart
ment of tho Nebraska College of Agri
culture again calls particular atten
tion at this time to tho waste or de
stroying them. According to data
gathered from Nebraska funncrs,
wheat straw may bo put to many uses.
It has been scattered effectively on
the wheat land as a top-dressing to
check blowing In the sandy regions.
Others And It profitable to scatter the
straw on land that Is planted to corn.
As bedding, It absorbs and holds the
liquid excrement, which Is the most
valuable portion of the manure. In
any case, when the straw Is applied to
the land either as a straw or strawy
manure, It may be thoroughly disked
with the surface soil in order that the
best results may be obtained. A few
farmers have scattered the ashes after
burning, but by so doing they have
lost 95 per cent of Its value.
Corporations Paying Under New Law
More than 1,500 corporations of tbi
atato have now paid their fees undei
the 1913 law and the total Income
therefrom exceeds that under the old
law by $22,000. For the blenntum,
therefore, it would amount toJ$50,000
or more, when all the corporations
have come in, according to clerks h
the office of the secretary of state,
than the legislature appropriated lot
the Nebraska City armory and the
sufferers from the March, 1912, trag
edy at the state penitentiary. When
the figures were compiled there were
500 corporations that had not paid.
When their money has been received
It will mean that the total' excess pay
ments over the former law will amount
to $25,000 or more for the year.
Appointments to Naval Academy.
Seven appointments to the United
States naval academy at Annapolis are
to bo made soon by Nebraska senators
and congressmen. Three of these ap
pointments are to fill vacancies occas
ioned by this year's graduating class,
the others bolng to All vacancies al
ready existing. Two of thoso appoint
ments will be made by Senator Hitch
cock; two by Congressman Dan V.
Stephens of the Third district, while
John A. McG ulre, and Moses P. Kin
kald of the First and Sixth congress
ional districts respectively, will each, as will Charles A. Sloan
of the Fourth district. Nominations
for appointments may be made any
time before March 1, 1916.
Decreases of from $300,000 to $450,
000 assessed valuation of property In
the state are looked for over last year's
figures, according to estimates made
by Secretary Seymour of the state as
sessment, board.
Automobilists Must Pay Up.
Automobile owners under the sys
tem evolved by the 1911 legislature
are being compelled to keop up their
unnual registration payments. The
change was beneficial In that It put
the collection of the fee up to the
county treasurers. Before It was a
duty of the secretary of state, and
under this scheme It wns impossible
to check up all owners. Despite the
fact that cars most seen In the state
carry numbers running far beyond
the 20,000 or 30.000 mark, tho lower
cumbers are still kept up.
Two cases recently appealed by the
Union Pacific to the supremo court are
for death losses. The first Is that
brought by the administrator of the
estate of Carl Rlchert of Platte coun
ty. In the lower court tho suit was
brought for $30,000, but Judgment was
obtained for $10,000, The other suit
was brought to recover for tbo death
of Conductor Ray Phillips, killed in a
wreck which occurred during a bliz
zard in the winter of 1912, This ver
dict was for $16,000 and from that the
road appealed. The suit was brought
for 150,000
The Edgar drew a big
Five bands will furnish music for
the state fair this fall. '
Merchants' fall market week Is be
ing observed at Omaha this week.
C. N. and V. C. Herbert are planning
to open a new state bank at Harring
ton. But four cases of contagious dls
ease wore roported In Lincoln last
Bonds for $37,000 havo beon voted
tor an electric Hcbl nlant and nnwm
Flavins Wood and son, Flavins, Jr.,
were badly injured In an nuto accident
at Denver.
Tho now $125,000 high school build
ing at Ftomont Is being pushed to
J. F. Powell of Lincoln was the suc
cessful man at the old fiddlers' con
test nt Capital Beach.
Little Crow, a ninety-nine year old
Sioux Indian, wns a participant in a
tribal danco at Crawford.
John R. Lee, one of tho pioneers and
one tlmo prominent merchant of Fre
mont, is dead at Seattle.
The new armory of Company L,
Fifth regiment, wns formally openod
at Grand Island last weok.
It Is reported that thero are various
places In Richardson county where tho
corn Is practically burned up.
Mrs. Anna Doty has boon granted a
license to operate n forry ovor the
Missouri river near Plattsmouth.
Patrick Conwny's band, which gives
the concerts at the state fair, will also
have a number of boIo opera stars.
Southeastern Nebraska growers are
shipping grapes of suporlor quality,
and the yield Is said to bo abundant.
Postoftlco employes at Omaha, 40cT
In number, rebelled when thoy wore
ordered to be vaccinated In a buncb.
Fire at Waterbury destroyed sov
eral buildings In tho business center
and caused a property loss of $50,000.
Mrs. John Marquardt of Otoe county
was bo badly burned by the explosion
of a gasoline stove that she died from
her Injuries. .
According to assessors' roturns, dia
monds aro a negligible quantity in Ne
braska, and those listed are small and
or Inferior value.
Two weeks or continuous Masonic
celebration will mark the dedication
of the new Scottish Rite cathedral
at Omaha in October.
Some change and several boxes of
cigars were taken from the store of
C. W. Crawford at Falrburjr when
burglars paid it a vislL
A large hole was torn In the celling
of the kitchen of the William Sump
tion home at Schuyler when the water
boiler In the range exploded.
When a boat was overturned on the
Missouri river near Shubort, Fred On
was caught In some fish neta and
drowned before help could reach him.
The explosion of a coffee heater In
Ray's restaurant at Anselmo destroyed
the contents of the building, although
the latter was saved by hard fighting.
Fremont business men have agreed
to give $4,000 toward the annual fall
festival on condition that It be held la
the business district Instead of la the
driving park as planned.
S. E. Kim, a Korean student, who
has been cared for in a tent on Hast
ings college campus, under tho direc
tion of Hastings club women, died
Thursday of tuberculosis.
Amos, ten-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. O. Splcknall, near Holstein,
was caught In a cave-In of a sand pit
he. and his brother had dug and wa
Jead before he could be rescued. -'
Charles White, 90 years old, t
bachelor residing at Pleasantdale. was
found dead at his homo by a celgh
oor who had paid him a visit. Heart
ilseaso is thought to have caused his
Amos, the 10-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. O. Splcknall, residing
near Holstein, was smothered to death
when he waB buried under several
tons of sand in a cave which he and
his brothers had dug In a pasture.
A horse stepping on a bottle con
taining an unknown cubstance caused
an explosion that set Are to the barn
of Carl Green at Lincoln.
The 13-months-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Holllster, living near
Stromsburg, accidentally got hold of
Borne laxative tablets lying on the
window sill and ate a quantity of
them, dying a few hours later.
Herman Schaffer, a veteran circus
man and resident of Omaha, waa the
color bearer of the flnt German troop
to aid in wresting Alsace and Lor
raine from the French and adding It
to the empire of tho Fatherland.
After suffering -for two months, C.
A. Lawrence of Bennet discovered
his neck was dislocated. Surgeons
replaced It and he Is on the road' to a,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Altgood of Ne
maha county were severely Injured
when a team of horaes which they
were driving ran away, throwing them
to the ground.
A pulmotor saved the life of Bryan
States at Capital Beach. Lincoln,
whoso body was found at the bottom
of the bathing pool by his brother. He
had been under water for fifteen min
utes before his absence was noted.
The littlo son of Mr. and Mra. John
Corliss of Fremont was badly crushed
by a horse that trampled him as he
was trying to 'rescue a toy balloon
from under Its feet.
Clarence Smith, twenty years old,
was burned todeath near Nora, when
a quantity of gasollno In a garago ex
ploded, and ho was unablo to escapo
frorh tho building.
An examination or tho water
thought to bo responsible for an epi
demic of typhoid fever at North
Platte, proved tho wator to bo abso
lutely froo from disease-producing
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