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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
im mmmiinnimaynw;mTatMHta.A. ;
BATTLE FOR WEE AND RESULT
AGREE ON REVENUE MEASURE
An Emergency Bill to Provide for
$105,000,000 Suggest Changes
In English Banking
tVYstcrn Nrwupappr Union Npwb Scrvlco.
London. Ono of tho fiercest lint
tics of nil times, which Iihb been rag
ing nrross northern France for n
week pant with first n slight advan
tage on ono bIiIo and tlion on tho
other, remains undecided.
The great armies which have hcon
fighting for n month, with few, If any
Intermissions, hnvo dug themselves
Into entrenchments on rivers nnd
' mountnln ranges on n front reaching
from tho Olso to tho Mouse, and
thenco southeastward along tho Fran
co Germnn frontier.
Artillery duolB such as never hnvo
been seen beforo nre bolng carried on
with tho hopo of compelling tho evac
uation of tho strongly held positions,
with occasional successes to tho op
posing sides, while Infantry In tho
faco of n galling fire, have charged
right up to tho guns, only to mako
their opponents give wny slightly, or
to bo repulsed with great loss.
Change In English Banking System.
London. Necessity for marked
changes In tho English banking sys
tem Is set forth by London papers ns
ono of tho chief requisites in tho cam
paign to regain foreign trndo whloh
Germany wrested from England. To
Germany's liberal banking methods,
made posslblo through its private
banks, the London papers attribute
the marked success of German com
merce in South Africa, South America
and other parts of the world. Con
stant analyses of Germany's foreign
trado arc appearing.
EMERGENCY REVENUE BILL.
increase Tax on Beer, Wine and Gaso
line. Washington. An emergency reve
auo bill to provide $105,000,000 by tax
ing beer, wlnos, gasoline, sleeping nnd
parlor car tickets, insurance, tele
graph and telephone messages,
nmusements nnd a variety of docu
ments has been agreed upon by tho
democratic members of the house and
means committee. It will bo intro
duced by Democratic Leader Under
wood. Tho cqmmltteo has increased tlo
Internal revonue tnx on beer by GO
cents a barrel, making ,tho new tax
total $1.50. Domestic wines nro to be
taxed 20 cents a gallop on sweet
wines nnd 12 cents a gallon on dry
wlnos. Gnsollno Is to bo taxed 2 cents
Many Items of tho bill nre ndoptod
from tho Spanish war tax bill of 189S,
Including tho administrative features
Don't Want White Horses.
Stella, Neb. A St. Louis Arm, be
lieved to bo buying horses to bo sent
to Canada fqr tho export trade, has
advised Judd & Hendrlck, Its buyers
at Falls City, to buy any but white
horses. Judd &Hendrlck are buying
Jn Richardson county, having sent
twenty-five horses from this county In
four dnys. Tho horsos will bo sent to
the wnrrlng nntlons, It Is bellev.ed, and
that is the reason for tho color de
mand. Favor Triple Entente.
Galatz, Roumanla. Great manifes
tations havo occurred hero In favor of
tho triple entente. An Immense crowd
composed of nil tho classes of tho pop
ulation, Monday paraded tho street
of tho city, acclaiming Russia, Franco
land England. The German and Aug
itrian consulates were guarded by
forces of tho police.
Dr. Hyde Case Again Postponed.
Kansas City, Mo. The celebrated
Dr. Hydo caso has been ngaln post
poned until tho first Monday in Janu
ary because tho county was short of
funds to prosccuto the case. The post
ponement probably will lead to dis
missal of tho long drawn out case.
October 4 Suffrage Day In Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb. Sunday, October 4.
has been declared suffrago Sunday In
Nebraska by the equal suffrage asso
ciation, nnd tho ministers of the state
are being requested to devoto at least
part of their sermons to suffrage on
"President Wilson has designated
Sunday, October 4, as peace Sunday,
and wo bollovo that It is most fitting
that tho two texts so closely connect
ed, peace and equal suffrago, bo unit
ed," said ono of the state equal suf
Canada to Double Wheat Acreage,
Ottawa. As a war measure tho Cnn
id Ian government will endeavor to
hnvo tho wheat acreago doubled noxt
year, A conference has been hold be
'tween tho Dominion minister of agri
culture and experts in wheat produc
tion to devlso means to enlarge tho
wheat acreage of Canada for tho com
ing season. Through agricultural pa-
pers and lecturers, farmers will bo ad
vised that it will be good business and
good patlotlsm to seed ovory acre at
their disposal to wheat.
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KoenlgBljerg, East PruBsIa, ono of
to have invested,
LUSTS FOR DAYS;
Gigantic Conflict as the Allies At
tempt to Hurl Back the In-'
CARNAGE HAS BEEN AWFUL
Really a 8erles of Attacks and Re
pulses 'That Have Gone on Along
Front of One Hundred and Fifty
Miles Bravery Amounting to Fana
ticism Has Been 8hown by Both
It is now possible to give the first
details of tho terrific battle of the
Alsne tho greatest battle in the his
tory of tho world.
It la a story of a deadly duel of
big guns, of furious attacks, of terrific
counter-attacks, of hand-to-hand
clashes and bayonet charges and of
It Is a story of a succession of
battles, which have been fought now
on ono part of tho line and now on the
other, hour after hour, for every hour
of tho twenty-four, day after day and
night after night, for six long days,
and still with no result at tho time of
Tho story starts with tho day of the
fourteenth. From tho twelfth to tho
morning of the fourteenth tho rival
armies had been fighting a rear-guard
action, precipitated when tho retreat
ing Germans turned ut bay to give
battle to their allied pursuers.
Tho real fighting started on the
morning of tho fourteenth, when the
battle becamo genernl along tho range
of heights to tho north of the Alsne.
Tho fighting was sustained with
deadly earnestness during nil of tho
next day, the Germans contesting
every foot of tho way in n supremo
endeavor to hold their positions until
re-enforcements could arrive.
On tho night of the llftoenth they
appeared to have been strengthened,
and commenced their formidable
movement against tho French and
British all along their front. A furi
ous attack on the allies' extreme left,
-with the big guns of the rival artll-
lerlets lighting tho lino of the oppos
log fronts In fiery silhouette, was re -
I milaari with errant nnlirnvn l.v tUn l. I
pulsed with great courage by tho al
lies. Again nnd again tho Germans
returned to tho attack with tho tenac
ity that was the marvel of French
troops, but ench time they were re
pulsed. No fewer than ten times did
they drive their dense masses of
troops at tho allied Infantry, but never
wore they able to break through.
All night long tho fighting lasted,
tho nlllcs bracing themselves, after
each successive counter-attack, to
meet tho furious onslaught of charg
ing Teutons, until townrd dawn the
men of both sides were ready to drop
from sheer exhaustion.
Just beforo daybreak tho Germans
thre.w all their remaining strength and
energy Into ono final charge, that was
conducted with nil the vim and cour
ago that could bo expected of fresh
They charged like madmen like
fanatics who knew nothing of tho fear
But they were rolled back again,
and to their enormous losses of the
night was added another long roll of
dead and wounded. It was ns if this
was their ono chanco of salvation, and
all tho desperation nnd nil tho reso
lution nt their command wero thrown
Hardly had they recovered from this
final grand sortlo when tho allies fol
lowed with a vigorous counter-attack
In an effort to catch tho Germans oft
tholr balance. In this the allies wero
partly successful, for they gained
K0ENIGSBER6, BESIEGED BY THE
tho strongest for tilled cities Jn Germany,
On tho morning of tho seventeenth
fighting again was resumed with tho
desperation that llvalcd that of tho
big night attack.
At tho end of tho dny It appeared
that tho Germans had beon forced
to retire about seven miles.
During the fighting, which lasted all
day and into the night, tho Germans
lost GOO prisoners, aside from tho
dead and wounded, which could not
be computed, and a number of rapid
Darkness mnde the operations ex
tremely difficult, as thC use of search
lights by tho rlvnl commanders wob
refrained from, owing to tho danger
of exposing their positions.
Hand-to-hand fighting, in which tho
bnyonet was used extensively, result
ing in terrific lossos, marked tho com
bat Its one of the most furious ever
The progress of the battle Indicated
that the rival supremo commanders
aro going to leavo a decision of the
gigantic conflict to the big guns. The
struggle is so titanic that more nu
merical strength, even when that
strength is counted in the millions,
has proved itself Inadequate to force
tho issue to a decisive result.
It was officially announced In Berlin
that General von Hlndenberg had tele
graphed Emperor William that tho
Russian army of Vllna,' composed of
tho Second, Third, Fourth nnd Twen
tieth army corps, two reserve divi
sions, and five divisions of cavalry, has
boon completely defeated by tho Ger
mans. The Russian casualties wore
The number of Russian prisoners Is
increasing, General von Htndenberg
goes on, nnd tho destruction of tho
Russian nrmy continues. Thoro have
been spoils of war In enormous quan
tities. President's Reply to Protests.
President Wilson replied to protests
from both tho wnrrlng factions in
Europo agaltiBt alleged breaches of
tho rules of warfare. His reply in
each caso can be summed up In tho
declaration that for tho United States
to express Judgment on tho matters at
Issue would not bo consistent with its
Tho text of tho president's address
In reply to the Belgian commissioners
who came to tho White House to pro
tost against alleged Germnn atrocities
to non-combatants, followed closely
that of the reply ho sent to KalBer Wll
holm on the latter's chargo that tho
allies are using dumdum expanding
bullets. His reply to President Poln
care's protest was along tho same
Germany Would Talk Peace.
Germany has suggested Informally
that tho United States undertake to
ellclt rrom Great Drltant Frnnco d
. . - m..m
Kussia a statement of tho terms un
der, which tho allies would mako
The suggestion was made by the
Imperial chancellor, Von Bethmann
Hollweg, to Ambassador Gerard at
Berlin as a result of an Inquiry sent
by tho American government to learn
whether Emperor William was desir
ous of discussing peace, as Count Von
Bornstorff, tho Gorman ambassador,
and Oscar Straus recently had re
ported. No reply was made by Emperor
William himself nor did the Imperial
chancellor indicate whether or not ho
spoko on behalf of his monarch.
Puts German Loss at 45,000.
G. F. Stownrt, correspondent of tho
London Dally News, telegraphs from
Rotterdam: "I learn from a private
but absolutely reliable sourco"tbjt dur
ing tno last fortnight tho Hermans
hnve been losing In killed, wounded
and mlBsIng nn average of 3,200 men
per day. This represents n loss of
roughly 45,000 men, of whom It is esti
mated 14,000 were killed."
Termonde Almost Wholly Destroyed.
Tho Gormnns completed tho destruc
tlon of Termonde (Donrinrmmi.ioi
Tho communal offices wero bombard
ed and nro In ruins, Tho church still
stands, though its towor is damaged.
Tho hospital was spared, but all other
public buildings and houseB wero de
stroyed. No Proposals for Peace.
Great Britain has received no pro
posals for peace from Germany or
which tho Russians uro reported
Austria, according to a message re
ceived by Sir Cecil Sprlng-Rlce. Brit
ish ambassador at Washington, from
Sir Edward Grey.
Tho British wnr office issued anoth
er casualty list, which showed that
British officers are still falling In
largo numbers on the battlefield.
Thousands of Belgians Slain.
A telegram to the London Observer
from a correspondent nt Antwerp
"Tho authorities are preparing on
official casualty list of the operations
at Liege and I am informed It will
show that no fewer than 27,000 Bel
gian soldiers were killed In that ho
There is a high death rate among
tho German officers. The ratio of
wounded to the dead Is about two to
one. The total casualties, as given
out In Berlin, are C.C35 killed, 8,391 se
riously and 42,242 Bllghtly wounded.
Russians to Have 7,000,000.
Tho Russian army now in Gallcla
will be left there to complete Its work,
for, according to a Rome dispatch, an
army of 000,000 Russians is marching
into central Poland, followed by an
other army of 2,000,000, while a third
army, also aggregating 2,000,000, Is
coming from more distant regions and
will reach the front in October. It
is said Russia will soon havo 7,000,
000 men on tho move.
Britain Out $166,500,000.
Calculations based on official re
turns show that the cost to Britain
of 43 days of war, continuing from
August 1, when disbursements began,
has been about JIGG.500,000, or at tho
rate of $3,870,000 per dny.
Announce Fall of Maubeuge.
Berlin has officially announced that
the fall of Maubeugo took place on
September 9, with 400 guns and 40,000
-"Tho Germans are compelled to keep
up a constant bombardment," said
General Galllenl. "The allies can af
ford to wait and to refresh their troops
before making a grand assault all
along the line. At tho present time
the conflict seems to be llttlo more
than an artillery duel, but I look for
a decisive turn when our heavy bat
teries at tho front are ro-enforced.
The GermnnB now hold strong posi
tions, but I think that they will not
bo able to maintain them.
"The people havo confidence in tho
masterly strategy of General Joffro
and Field Marshal Sir John French.
Tho troops bellove in them implicitly.
The allies' army will doubtless ma
neuver to swerve a terrific shock
against the weak points In the Ger
man lines, after a long, hard bombard
ment. It may bo two weeks before
the final stago of the battle Is reached,
but we bellevo there can bo but one
result victory for tho allies."
Many Men Engaged.
It Is belloved that at least 2,700,000
men are engaged along the mighty
battle front from Noyon to Braine and
Thlancourt, east of tho MeuBe. So far,
however, there has been but little work
for tho Infantry nnd cavalry, tho issue
being waged with heavy artillery.
Russ Take 5,000 Prisoners.
Before reaching Krezlczyn General
Ruzsky's troops defeated a large force
of Austrians nt Jawerow. The Sixth
and Fourteenth Austrian army corps,
commanded by General Zelgler and
General Borovlc, suffered heavy losses
beforo they retreated. Tho Russians
took 6,000 prisoners, 33 guns, and
largs quantities of arms nnd ammuni
tion. Fresh Austrian Troops.
The Second Austrian corps head
quarters aro at Vienna, while the
Sixth corps comes from Northeast
Hungary. Tho appearanco of Gen
eral Belgler's forces In the battlo line
shows that tho Austrians havo rushed
to tho front troops designed for tho
defense of Vlonna.
Austrian Commander Killed.
General Selglor, who Is ono of tho
chief strategists of tho Austro-Huu-
garlan army, is reported to havo been
Sembor, 30 miles southeast
of Przcmysl, has also beon occupied.
It is reported that the greater part
of the troops at Przomysl have re
treated toward Crocow, only a small
garrison being left to cover the re
treat and prevent the Russians from
pressing too closely upon the rear.
GOVERNOR ISSUES AN ELECTION
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAftTAL
Items of Interest Gathered frof. Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Out
Western Newspaper Union News l.rvlco.
Issues Election Proclamation.
Lincoln, Neb. Governor Morehead
has Issued the usual proclamation,
calling upon tho people of tho stato
to attend an election Novomber 3, and
to select twelve Btato officials, six con
gressmen, an entire legislature and
district judges to fill vacancies in tho
sccoud and fourth districts. At tho
same election county ofllcors will also
bo chosen, thrco constitutional amend
ments will bo voted upon, two re
ferred subjects and two initiated sub
jects will have attention. There will
be thrco ballots. Ono general ballot,
one non-partisan Judicial ballot, and
ono for the university location prob
lem. Ask Revlslpn of Parcel Post.
Sovere reductions In express com
pany revenues raise a question thai
may demand nnswers from peoplo of
this and other states through their
railway commissions. Tho matter is
recoiving the attention of several big
men of tho country, some of whom
havo endeavored to Interest tho Ne
braska railway commission. The
chief problem according to communi
cations to the stato commission hero
Is whether the companies shall live.
Tho parcel post does not offer all the
various special services that tho ex
press companies do, but unless the
rates are Increased there will bo noth
ing but ruin in sight for the carriers.
That Is tho burden of the plea sent(
hero. The end sought for Is either'
an advance in express rates, enabling
the companies to live, or a modifica
tion of tho parcel post law limiting
the transportation of goods to some
Separating the Revenue.
Separation of the sources of state
and local revenue is the tax reform
which the state tax commission finds
most generally talked about In Ne
braska. People are suggesting it who
have made llttlo extended research
into its application, while many others
are proposing it who think that it
would do away with a large number of
the evils of the present system. The
commission will net upon this part of
its recommendation within tho next
few days, at which time it, expects to
pass copy for Its report on to the
printer. Tho report will be ready for
distribution so that people of the stato
will have tlmo to study some of the
problems before election day. Tho
recommendations of the commission,
however, aro mado chiefly for tho
legislature and will be acted upon by
that body in the event of the adop
tion of tho Norton amendment at tho
Smut Treatment Paid In Gage.
The trentment of seed oats for smut
In Gago county as ndvocated by O. H.
Llebers, the farm demonstrator, aver
aged a net profit on twenty-acro plats
of $86.20. Tho following data are the
average collected from six fields:
Yield of treated oats per acre... 48.56
Ylel'd of untreated oats 36.06
Increased yield per acre of treat
ed oats 12.50
Increased yield for twenty acres
of treated oats 250.00
Saving per twenty acres through
imut treatment, $86.20.
Tho department of agricultural bot
any nt .the University Farm shows
data less striking, but equally con
vincing. On n forty-acre tract of oats
It was posslblo to sell $48-moro grain
through treatment thnn on a similar
untreated field. The cost of treating
The department of geology nt the
rtato university has completed most
Df Its field work for this summer.
Several specimens which mny prove
of more than ordlnnry Importance aro
now In the laboratories ready to be
studied. Another mastodon Jaw was
discovered. It Is an exceptionally flno
A corn plant may uso as much bb
ten pounds of water on a hot, windy
day In Nebraska, according to tho dis
play of the department of experi
mental agronomy, Nebraska College of
Agriculture, at the stato fair this year.
This amount varjes to only three and
a half pounds on a cool, cloudy day.
Additional data showed that the great
est amount of water Is used about 2
o'clock In tho afternoon. The amount
falls off during tho morning and even
ing, and scarcely any Is used at night.
The variation is due largely to natural
weather conditions. The highest tem
perature, lowost humidity and highest
wind velocity during the middle of tho
day account for the large uso at 2
This year students who enter the
university from other colleges with
two years of regular work to their
credit will not be required to take any
work In military science or physical
education unless they seo fit Those
who enter with one year's credit will
be required to do one year's work In
either military science or physical ed-cation.
TOO ILLTO WORK
A Weak, Nervous Sufferer
Restored to Health by Ly
dia E. Pinkham's Veg
Kasotn, Minn. "I am glad to say
that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable)
Compound has dono
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anything else, and I
had tho best physi
cian Ijere. I was so
weak and nervous
that I could not do
my work and suf-
fered with pains low
down in my ngnt
side for a year or
more. I took Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound, and now I feel like a
different person. I believe there is
nothing like Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound for weak women and
young girls, and I would be glad if I
could influence anyone to try tho medi
cine, for I know it will do all and mucb
more than it is claimed to do." Mrs.
Clara Franks, R. P. D. No. 1, Maple
crest Farm, Kasota, Minn.
Women who oufTcr from those dis
tressing ills peculiar to their sex should
be convinced of tho ability of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to re
store their health by the many genuino
and truthful testimonials we aro con
stantly publishing in the newspapers.
If you liave tho slightest doubt
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Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine times in ten when the liver it
right the stomach and bowels are right.
gently but firmly comji
pel a lazy liver to.
do its duty.
and Distress After Eating.
SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICK.
Genuine must bear Signature
A toilet preparation of merit
llalpa to eradicate dandruff.
Far ReatorinsT Color aiul
cue. ana aiw a urugy u.
Inventor of the Airbrake.
Who really Invented tho airbrake?
Certainly the automatic airbrake, tho
one that has proved practicable and of
permanent valuo In modern railroad
ing, was the product ot the lato George
Westinghouse's ingenuity. His patent
for tho automatic brake was taken out
In 1872, superseding the non-automatic
or "straight" WeBtinghouso airbrake
patented in 1869, and later tho West
Inghouse vacuum brake was Invented.
Dut, as in the case of most other In-,
ventlons, there aro several claimants
for originality In this 'field. ThUB,
Mine. M. Drouanet, daughter ot M.
Debruges of Paris, claims 'the distinc
tion of priority for her father. The
New York Times has a letter from
State Senator William P. Plero or
White Plains containing a patent office
declaration by his grandfather, Henry
Miller, ofca "new and useful improve
ment In the application of steam and
compressed air to the purpose ot op
erating railroad brakes," recorded Jan
uary 2, 1855, Mr. Miller was doubt
less a pioneer in tho progress of air
YOUR OWN DRCaOIBT Wn.LTEllTOO
Ttt Marino Hjo Bennxljr for lied, Wert, Wftcrr
Htm and arnult.tJ Bll(Uj Mo SmjrUni
lutt Hie Comfort. Writ for Hook ot ins Hja
hj mall rive. Marine He liemear Co.. Onlco.
One man's automobile may be an
other man's juggernaut
A woman isn't necessarily industri
ous because she has a busy tongue.
Keep Down Uric Acid
Urloacia It poleon formed Inrideonr bodice
In OlgeiUng certain food;, eipeelally seat,
and br tbe burning op of nerve aad motele
oella daring exertion.
TJrio acid In barmleu ae long M tbe ktdnert
Alter It promptly from tbe blood, bat people
wbo overdo and oTnreat, make nrlo aold ao feet
that It overload tbe blood, weakena tbe kid
neit. and attacks tbe nerve, causing rben
inatlo paint. It forma gravel, .bardena tbe
Br restoring tbe kldneva to normal acUvltr
Doan's Kldnef fill belp to overooma exoea
A Nebraska Caso
"hnrlEsmTtlks Mr- c. Bachie.
trice. Neb, saye:
"I , had kidney
complaint for years
and It u chronic
weather the pain
In my back was
very severe and I
had pain In my
head, too. The
caused me nt end
or trouble. Doan's
strengthened m y
back and kidneys
and In a short tlmo
all symptoms or
kidney trouble left
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