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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
MEXICAN FIGHTER" DRAWING
AWAY FROM BORDER.
VOTE ON PROHIBITION NEXT
Will Feature 8enion of the Houie
Thla Week Mexican Troubles
May Lead to Embarrassing
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington. Consular Agent Car
ethors has telegraphed tho Btnto do
partment that Govemor Maytorcna,
commanding the Villa forces besieging
Gonoral Hill's garrison at Naco, 8o
nora, was preparing to withdraw his
troops to a point ten or twelvo miles
from tho border to eliminate tho pos
sibility of firing into American terri
tory. This movo has been awaited by
officials hero Btnco Provisional Presi
dent Gutierrez announced that bo had
directed Maytorcna to abandon tho at
tack on Naco, unloss tho operations
could bo carried on without sending
bullets across tho international lino.
To Safeguard English Interests.
Washington. Further complications
with Great Britain, in connection
with tho Moxlcan authorities, are
threatened. ( Following tho admission
that tho Carranzlsta ofllclals holding
Vera Cruz woro auctioning all mor
chandiBo stored in tho customs house,
thoro camo tho announcement that
Francis and Dunn, supposed Ameri
cans killed near Naco, Ariz., a few
days ago, wero British subjects. Eng
land is expocted to demand that the
United States tako steps to safeguard
her interests at Vera Cruz and to see
that proper redress la mndo for tho
murder of the two men, who, it is un
derstood now, were slain In cold blood.
VOTE ON PROHIBITION NEXT.
Test of Strength In Congress to Be
Shown This Week.
Washington. Chief Interest In con
gross this wock centers on tho vote in
the houso on the rule to tako up the
HobBon resolution of submission to tho
states of a constitutional amendment
for national prohibition. Dobato on
the rule promises to bo spirited. Al
though It had been proposed to voto
Also boforo the holiday recess on a
mlo for a woman's suffrage constitu
tional amendment, administration lend
er prodlct that thero will not bo oppor
tunity to reach tho suffrage amend
ment until after tho holiday recess.
Russia to Try American Guns.
Seattlo, Was. American-made
heavy artlllory will be tried out by
the Russian army in Poland next
month. Tho Russian volunteer fleet
steamship Novgodor, now on the ocean
bound from Vancouver to Vladivostok,
la carrying 16G carloads of war sup
plies, mostly siege guns and projec
tiles. The guns, made In Pennsylva
nia, welghod 105 tons each. Other
tralnloads of American big guns and
hells are on tho way to Vancouver, to
be loaded on the nusslan liner Tam
bov, which will arrive at Vancouver
Simply the Prelude.
Rome. On his arrival hero, Prince
Ton Buelow, tho former imperial Ger
man chancellor, now ambassador to
Italy, was Informod of tho bombard
ment of the English coast by German
hips, but showed no surprise. He
aid this achievement had been ar
ranged for prior to his departure from
Berlin, and added: "This Is simply
. the! prelude to what tho German floet
Is soon to undertako, which may as
tonish the world."
i 8eats Draped In Crepe.
Paris. There will be a number of
empty seats In both houses when the
French parliament meets on December
22.1 Those of Senator Emtio Reymond
and Deputies Pierre Gougon, Edouard
Nortler and Paul Proust, who were
klllod In battle, will be draped In
Reduce Rates on Coal.
Grand Junction, Colo. A reduction
of 60 cents a ton In freight rates on
coal from Mesa county mines to Ne
braska, Kansas nnd Oklahoma will bo
made early in January by tho Colorado
Much Wheat for Europe.
1 Now Orleans, La. Wheat cargoes
t estimated at 1,000,000 bushels wero
aboard svo1i steamers hero Thursday
1 roady to nail for Europo. Tho shlp
1 mont of nearly 900,000 bushels broko
v all rocordc for tho year.
fmmenM Increase In Exports.
Washington. A throe hundred por
1 eent increase In exports of foodstuffs
I fmm thn TTnltpil Stnfnn. ritin nrlnHn.il.
ly to the European war, characterized
the foreign tado of November com
pirod wltji tht month a year ago.
Panama Tolls Making Record.
'Washington. Tho Panama canal
bad boon opoted for throo months be
fore It was nndo uso of by a sailing
wama! Tn VnvnmViAf. 90 Iwn anri
vessels were passed through tho locks
l together, ono being the British
( achoonor Zeia, plying between Gulf-
port, Miss., nnd Balhoa, on tho west
coast of tho tsthmus loaded with lum
l ber. ThoiOther vessel was' tho jjloas
( i uro boat Athene. Tho tolls on vos
j Bels making use of tho canal reached
- and pTWflcd""tlio $1,000,000 mark No
WITH THE LAWMAKERS
WHAT IS BEING DONE IN HALLS
Epitome of the Work of the Dally
Sessions of the National
.Western Newspaper Union Nowa Service.
The Senate Mot at noon.
Walter L. Flshor, former socrctarj
of tho interior, testified boforo the
'lands coramitteo on the water power
'site leasing bill.
Efforts to ngreo upon a voto on the
Immigration bill on January 4 wero de
feated by objection of Senator O'Gor
Hearings woro continued on tho bill
for ultimata Independence- of tho Phil
In response to Senator Hitchcock's
resolution Secretary Red field submit
ted n report on exports of war muni
tions to Europe.
Tho House Mot at noon.
The army appropriation bill was per
fected In commltteo and dobato on tho
postal bill proceeded on the floor.
Representative Bulkely assailed tho
proposal to lot tho rural credit legisla
tion wait for tho next congress.
Tho rivers nnd harbora bill was for
mally reported by tho committee.
More drastic legislation for arrest of
offenders against the fur senl fisheries
laws In Alaska was recommended by
tho ways and means committee.
Tho Senate Hearings wero resumed
on tho Philippine bill.
Tho agriculture committee-began an
Inquiry Into tho recent epidemic of
foot and mouth disease among cattle.
Senator Sheppard spoko on his con
stitutional prohibition amendment
Rejected the nomination of W. N.
Collins as postmaster at Kansas City.
The House January 24 was select
ed as the day for eulogies for the lato
Representative Bremner of Now Jer
sey. Representative Gardner testified be
fore tho naval committee, urging in
creases of Boa defenses.
Hearings wero continued on the bill
to limit cold storago of food.
Passed legislative, executlvo and
judicial appropriation bill, carrying
Began consideration of postofflco
Indian appropriation bill, carrying
Naval affairs committee concluded
hearings on annual appropriation,
heated argument between Representa
tive Gardner of Massachusetts and
committee marking close of session.
Tho Senate Foreign relations com
mittee ordered NIcaraguan treaty re
ported for ratification.
Administration ship purchaso bill
reported favorably from commcrco
committee after democrats had voted
down all amendments.
Hearings continued on power site
land leasing bill and Philippine In
Ratified tho London convention for
safety at sea, with resolution reserv
ing certain rights to the United States.
Tho Houso Colonel Roosovelt de
clined to appear before naval commit
tee. Legislative appropriation bill de
bated on tho floor. v
Passed bill authorizing sitting of
federal court for eastern district of
Ohio at Stcubenville as woll as at
The Senate Hearings on the water
power site leasing bill were continued
before the lands committee.
The banking committee considered
rural credits legislation.
Tho commerce commltteo worked
on tho administration bill for buying
a merchant marine.
Tho House Passed a concurrent
resolution for a holiday recess from
December 23 to Decombor 29. ,
The naval commltteo resumed hear
ings on the naval bill.
Tho legislative, executive and Judi
cial appropriation bill was debated
upon the floor.
Passed omnibus pension bill carry
Lions Loose In Theater.
Now York. Six trained lions es
caped from their cngo on the stago ol
a vaudevlllo theater hero nnd bound
ing Into tho audience, consisting prin
cipally of women nnd children, cro
ated a panic. Ono lioness, Alice, tho
largest of tho pack, escaped Into a
crowded street. Policemen pursued
ber Into tho hallway of n nearby
apartment houso and In shooting at
her probably fatally wounded a com
panion. Two other officers wero
slightly woundod by tho claws of tho
beast in a battlo at closo range,
Omaha, Neb. A public meeting tt
organize for navigation of tho Mis
souri river has been called by tho
trado extension committee of the com
merclal club for January 8. Tho speak
ers from Kansas City will be:yJudge
W. T. Bland, head, of the boat com
pany, and a heavy shlppor; (A, W.
Macklo, general. manngor of the line,
and a practical navigator of tho river,
and W.S. Dlcklp, ploneor in thd move
ment for a line,
It Is tho plan of naylgatlonjtoostera
jto arouse Intorest In-a'startlng" a lice
to Kansas City and St, Louis.
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WHEAT ACREAGE 19 LARGE
BELGIANS SUFFERING FOR SINS
Farmers Figure on Heavy European
Demand Egypt Casts Aside the
Yoke of Turkish
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
London. Tho members of tho
American commission for relief In Bel
glum was entertained by American
business men at the luncheon club. In
Introducing Herbert C. Hoover, the
chairman, Ambassador Page gave high
pralso to tho work of the commission.
He said It was the only existing link
between tho great belligerent nations
and tho farmer of tho Mississippi val
ley. Mr. Hoover spoke of the organi
zation and work of tho commission
and the plight of the Belgian people
which called It Into being. He said
that closo harmony existed between
tho commission and the national com
'mlttce In Belgium.
Among other things Mr. Hoover
"The Belgians aro not a peoplo who
dragged tho world Into war by tho
ambition of their soldiers or their sail
ors. They, llko our own people, have
sought to conquer only by the ways
of peace, Industry and IntoIecL Thoy
have fought a hard fight. I have not
yet met a man In Belgium who re
grets in the least having made tho
struggle At this moment, surround
ed by a ring of steel, 1,500.000 porsonB
are In -the bread lino nnd no house
hold In Belgium has bread to cat ex
cept It comes through us." v
Egypt Bursts Turkish Bonds.
London. A British protectorate
over Egypt haB been proclaimed.
Prlnco Hussein Komal has been ap
pointed sultan and has accepted that
position. Ho Is 'an uncle of Abbas
Hllml, until now khodlve. The French
government haB recognized the Brit
ish protoctorato ovor tho country In
which France formerly had such Im
portant lntorosts, and In return tho
British government has given notlco
that It adheres to tho Franco-Moorish
treaty of 1912, which, following the
Agadlr affair, gnve France a protector
ate over Morocco.
WHEAT ACREAGE IS LARGE.
Farmers Counting on a Heavy De
mand from Europe.
Washington. Influenced by tho
prospective heavy demand for grain
by tho warring countries of Europe,
American farmers this year have sown
a rocord area to wlntor whoat which
the department of agriculture estimates
at 41,263,000 acres. This Is an In
crease of 4,136,000 acres ovor tho area
sown Inst fall and on which tho roc
ord crop of 684,990,000 buBhols of win
ter wheat was harvested this year.
Tho area sown Is 5,255,000 acres more
than was harvested this year.
Recommends Control by State.
Lincoln, Neb. A summary of tho re
port of tho Btnto water power commis
sion appointed by Governor Morohoad
at tho request of tho houso of repre
sentatives has boon made public by
tho commission. Tho report recom
mends amendments to tho constitution
to givo tho stnte coraploto control of
wator power sites, with power to per
mit cltleB and prlvnto companies to
engage In the busluess of furnishing
power under state auporvlslonl.
Good Results from Alaska Coal.
Washington Formal announcement
of successful navy testa of coal from
government owned Matanuska fields
In Alaska wns mado by Secretary Dan
iels before tho naval commltteo of
tho house. Trials by tho cruiser
Maryland about ten days ugo, Mr.
Daniels said, had demonstrated that
tho Matanuska coal was as good as
nny to bo found, and pointed tho way
to an adequate supply of fuel on the
Pacific coast ns uoon ah transporta
tion facilities are available
FATALITIES MOSTLY AMONG NON
COMBATANTS. Figured at About Two Hundred Mil
lions Monthly Expense Rail
raids Endeavor to Secure
Western Newspaper Union News Servlca.
Hartlepool, England Tho two towns
known as tho Hartlepoolu were sub
jected to a twenty-ilvo minutes bom
bardment Wednesday morning from
several German warships, estimated
to aggregate from two to six, but
which could only bo . dimly "seen
through tho thick fog which enveloped
Soon after the first German shell
fell In the town, the forts at the
mouth of the river replied, and while
they apparently did no damage to tho
raiders they succeeded In driving
Tho number of persons killed Is not
definitely known, but Is believed to bo
large. Many more persons wero in
jured than killed, however. All the
fatalities wero among non-combatants.
Women and children suffered equally
with tho men.
Move for Higher Rates.
Lincoln, Neb. Tho test case of the
Missouri Pacific Railroad company to
try tho right of tho Nebraska state
railway commission to increase pas
senger rates will probably bo heard
by the state supreme court tho second
sitting of the court In January. The
commission dismissed the application
of the railroad company on the ground
that the legislature having specifically
asserted that tho passenger fare In
this state shall not exceed 2 cents,
the commission is not authorized to
Increase tho rate; that the commission
has power in the matter of regulation
of railroad rateB in tho absence of
C08T OF WAR TO FRANCE.
Spending at the Rate of About Two
Hundred Millions a Month.
.Paris. Tho cost of tho war to
Franco for the first, six months In
1915 is officially flgurod nt 5,929,442,
865 francs ($1,185,888,573) or about
$200,000,000 monthly. This total 1b In
addition to the usual expenditures of
tho army, but It Includes $101,400,000
allowed to families of soldiers, $4,000,
000 to persons out of employment,
$10,200,000 for the maintenance of per
sons driven from their homes by the
German Invasion, and to various other
Items directly due to tho war.
Insurance Policy Loans.
Lincoln, Neb. More loanB have
been negotiated on life insurance pol
icies In the past few months than in
a similar period for years past. Like
wise more loans are now outstanding
against such policies than at any time
In tho history of tho country. This
condition has been verified by nome
company insurance men who bavo
boon gathering statistics In the mat
ter. Thoy expect to call this condi
tion to tho attontlon of the legislature.
Postpone Peace Conference.
Copenhagen. Tho peace conforonci
summoned by the socialist societies of
tho Scandinavian countries which was
to havo opened hero on December 6,
has boen postponed until January. Tho
official explanation Is that tho Ameri
can delegates woro unable to reach
Denmark In time for tho earlier date.
Several Danish papers doubt whether
the conference will be hela, as there
have been protests that such a gath
trlng might dovolop matters not con
sistent with strict neutrality.
Big Postal Appropriation.
Washington. Appropriations aggro
gating $321,700,514 for tho conduct of
tho postal service are carried by the
postofflc6 bill boforo tho .house. No
provlston for extension of the postal
service to Alanka and Porto Rico, tele
graph and tolopnono lines, ob recom
mended by Postmaster Genoral Burlo
Bon, wob Included, and' other depart
ment proposals wero rojoctod by the
committee. Tho department, how
over, was authorized to oxporlment,on
contracts for rural free delivery
BRIEF NEW8 OF NEBRASKA
Tecumseh sent GOO fifty-pound sacki
of Hour to Belgium.
Alnsworth Odd Fellows hnvo dedi
cated their new modern hall..
At Henry Kupor's shorthorn sale nt
Humboldt one of tho cows sold for
Tho Nebraska League or Municipali
ties will meet In Lincoln early in Feb
ruary. Nobrnskn won from Iowa In the In
terstnto fruit judging contest nt Des
A municipally owned heating plant
is being urged by business men' of
J. 1. Adams of Adams has a dwarf
orange tree loaded with fruit Just be
ginning to ripen.
Thrco men suspected of burglary at
Goring are being held In the county
Jail nt Scottsbluff.
Tho contract hns been awarded for
tho erection of thp new city hall and
engine houso at Geneva.
C. J. Miles was re-elected president
of th'e state baseball league at its
meeting at Grand Island.
Tho general store of Jenkins & Co..
nt Murray, was liurglnrizod recently
for tho third timo In a year.
Rev. C. R. Tynor. of, St. Luke's Kpls
copal church at Lincoln, was ordnlnci!
to the priesthood last Stindny.
A'nna Roberts has been nppointed
postmistress at Creston. In Platte
county, to succeed J. L. Brown.
Fire, originating from a defective
flue, completely destroyed the Odil
Fellows' building at Humboldt.
Frank Rustler may lose nn nrm as
the result of getting It caught in a
corn shellor on a farm near Lushton
The new Christian church, which
was built at Sutherland lust fall at a
cost of $3,500, was dedicntcd last Sun
Mrs. M. L. Coard sustained a frnc
tured arm and other Injuries ns the re
sult of a fall at her home at Pawnee
Walter Sammnns. convicted of ron
blng the Kearney postofllco of $5,000
a year ago, has been denied a new
Otto Billows who shot and killed his
mother at their homo near York, nnd
who fired two shots into his own head,
Is dead as the result.
Five horses nnd a quantity of hay
and grain were destroyed when the
barn on the George Pearson farm,
near Tecumseh, was burned.
James Baker of Dunbar was knocked
unconscious by the crank when a gaso
line englno. back-fired as he was start
ing It to putnpaomc water.
The Northwestern Sacngerbund will
bold Its 1915 song rest nt Omaha. The
membership of this association ex
tends through twelve states.
Tho Hord elevator nt Monroe, to
gether with a largo amount or wheat,
corn, onta and other grains, wns de
stroyed by fire of unknown origin.
Tho little son of George Ireland of
Pawnee City was badly bitten nnd
bruised by a vicious dog. Nine stitches
were necessary to close tho wounds.
For the fifteenth continuous timo
D. W. Carre has been elected consul
commander of Washington camp No.
8, Woodmen of tho World, at Beatrice.
Twin girls wero born by tho opera
tion known as the Caesarian mode to
Mr. and Mrs. George Helntz at Omaha.
Mother nnd children are doing finely.
In order to get a Jail sentence Olllo
Saunders threw a brick Into a plate
glasB window at Fremont, causing a
damage amounting to $27.60. He got
While working on an acetylene
plant nt the home of J. H. Kemp nt
Fullerton, tho tank exploded, throwing
one of tho men a distance of twenty
Rov. Charles Tyner, who 'was re
cently ordained at St. Luke's Episco
pal church at Lincoln, wns married
last week to Miss Mary Spraguo of
Lincoln business men banqueted tho
victorious Cornhuskers at a local hotel
last week. A "grill" of somo of tho
guests was an interesting featuro of
Nebraska-Iowa hotel clerks were in
session nt Lincoln last week.
Richard Mnnnlng, nn actor, was shot
in tho face, hut only slightly wounded
during a performance of "Madam X"
After waiting for over a year for a
hearing on the charge of robbing a
mall pouch, Al Harding has Just been
released from tho Hall county Jail. at
During a paroxysm of coughing, K.
C. Leonard, a Lincoln business man,
fell from his bod to tho floor In such
a manner as to break his neck, dying
Becauso Robert Shlvorlck, former
Omahan, whllo witnessing a Pavlowa
performance in Toronto two years ngo,
received n blow upon hU hend from a
sword that slipped from tho hands of
tho star's dancing partner, ho got a
$5,000 Judgment against tho dansouso
In Canada nnd levied on tho proceeds
of tho charity ball at Omaha to collect
Students of Albion high school gave
a benefit concert for tho Belgian re
Preparations are being made for tho
nnnnnt statn noultrv show nt Hastlncs
! to be held the middle of January.
Verne, tho young son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Sydenham of Broken Bow,
Is threatened with tho loss of an eye
as tho result of a broken pen point
penetrating that organ. '
Cara Ford, aged six years, Is dead
at her parents' home near Woeplng
Water as tho result of burns sustained
when her clothing caught flro while
eho was playing with matches.
Frank Harrison, A, G. Cornoll and
Profossor Schramm of Lincoln and
Ray Harrison of Grand Island, have
ileft Lincoln for New Orleans, whenco
they will sail for Central America for
tour of several weeks.
TO J3RANT WRIT
BOARD OF CONTROL FILES EX
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union New Service.
Tho supreme court, in a decision
nanded down by Judge Barnes, decid
ed tho Blttcnbender case In favor of
tho Lincoln excise board. It wlllHo
recalled that the suit wus for a writ
of mandamus to compel tho Lincoln
excise board, which is tho supervising
body over tho saloons in that place,
to enforco prohibition In, Lincoln, and
was brought by H. C. Blttenbcndei
and Ada M. Blttcnbender, his wife.
Tho district court, beforo which the
Btilt was first filed, found m favor of
tho excise board, nnd refused to grant
tho writ for tho enforcement of pro
hibition. The case wns then carried
to the supreme court, which has af
firmed tho finding of the lower trl
ABks for Less Than Last Year.
The state board of control has fllea
an estimate with tho statu auditor ol
the expenses necessary to run tht
state institutions under its control foi
tho next two yenrs. Tho board cut
off $853,723 of tho estimates filed by
superintendents of stato Institutions
and finally agreed to rcduco its esti
mate $312,195 below the appropriations
of two yenrs ago. Tho board there
fore asks for $2,304,470 for tho Insti
tutions under Its control for tho next
two years. The requests of superin
tendents of institutions was $541,528
higher than the appropriations allpwca
two years ago. This docs not Include
$3,900 which tho board asks for itself
during the next two years. On the
question of rcappropriatlng $150,000
for a reformatory the board Is silent.
Counting the $150,000 appropriated
two years ago and tho $57,150 appro
priated two years ago for tho board
of control, the board now asks for
$480,945 less than wns appropriated
two years ago, counting nothing thlf
year for tho reformatory.
Inmates of State Institutions.
Inmates in the stato institutions
and under chargo of tho board of con
trol havo Increased percoptibly dur
ing the blenulum which drow to a
closo November 30. According to the
reports of the institutional officers,
there arc now 4,551 Inmates cared for
by the state, and 721 officers and em
ployes to look over them. In addition
to this number, thero are 718 Inmates
on parole who are virtually Incurring
no expense to the staVs. Tho Hast
ings hospital for the insane Is the
largest institution, nnd the Kearney
tubercular hospital tho smallest. The
former has 1,127 patients and 168 offi
cers and employes, and the latter
twenty-flvo patients and sixteen offi
cers and employes.
At the culmination of many months'
effort on tho part of tho scientists in
tho departments of zoology, botany,
forestry and entomology, tho United
States biological survey has consented
to assist the university in carrying
out a biological survey of tho state.
The plan hns tbeen In formation for
moro than a year, and has boen defi
nitely settled very recently by tho an
nouncement of the appropriations
which will be at tho disposal of the
survey. Tho field officer from Wash
ington was in Lincoln last summer,
conferring with Dr. Wolcott, bead of
the department of zoology. '
Some Birds Scatter Hog Cholera.
Birds known as carrion feeders
should be kept away from the herd of
hogs, according to tho veterinarians
at the university farm, If the farmor
expects to wago a thoroughgoing fight
against bog cholera. One means of
keeping away these birds, especially
crows, 1b to allow no carrion to be
exposed. Another means Is tho use
of tho shotgun. If cholera la in the'
neighborhood, birds of overy Bort Vis
iting the lots may bo looked upon with
suspicion. It is possible for them to
carry on their feet for many miles tho
gorms of cholera found in excrement
News hns been received by tho state
railway commission that tho further
heng of tho Sioux City rate case
nnd Tainted ensos beforo tho Intorstato
commerce commission has boon post
poned Indefinitely. Tho com paints
brought by Sioux City, Council Bluffs,
St. Joseph, Knnaas City. Atchison and
Denver, nssnljlng tho class rateB in
Nebraska, havo nil been consolidated
nnd will bo heard at tho same time.
Theso matters wero to havo boen
takon up at Omaha on January 18, but
It is not known nfew how soon tho fed
eral commission will reach thorn.
For University Maintenance.
If tho coming leglslntnro makes
financial provision for tho University
of Nebraska, as suggosted by Secre
tary J. S. Dales in his estimate filed
with tho Btato auditor, that Institution
will havo nt its disposal during the
noxt two years a gross sum running
nearly to $3,000,000 for malntonunco,
salaries, now buildings and campus
extension. This is not an Increase. '
tho request being tho same as two
years ago, .
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