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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
AMERICA HAS SENT MANY CAR.
GOES OF SUPPLIES.
MUST HUSBAND FOOD SUPPLY
Germany Urges Conservation of Grain
Supply Airmen Make Oaring
Western Newspaper Union News Scrvlcn.
"Now York. Romnrknblo progress
in tko work of getting food, clothing
and medical mipplles to tlic RUfTorlng
Belgians Is shown In tho first ofllcl.il,
report of tho coiiiiiiIrhIoii for relief In
Belgium, received liuro from tho head
quarters In London. It tubulates tho
work up to December 7, at which time,
fourteen relief shlju had arrived In.
Rotterdam, bearing cargoes totalling)
31,881 tons, valued at $1,017,003. A Li
that tlnio tho contents of theso ships
had been delivered to tho pcoplo In
eleven provinces and eight large cities.
Airmen Make Daring Attack.
London. Anslstod by light cruisers,
destroyers and submarines, seven Brit
ish naval alnnon, piloting seaplanes,
made a daring nttack Christmas day.
on tho German naval bnso at Cux
haven, at tho mouth of the El bo. Six
of tho airmen returned safely, but tho
Boventh, Commander Hewlett, It 1
feared, has been lost, as his machine,
was found off Helgoland wrecked.
What damago wns dono by tho bombs
thrown by tho attacking party could
not bo ascertained, but the German re
port of tho affair says that tho raid
MU8T HUSBAND FOOD SUPPLY.
Warning in Germany Against Feeding
Grain to Animals.
Borlln. Tho Norddoutche Zeltunf
Issues a warning against using grain
to feed animals, especially ryo, which
la needed for brcadstuffs. It says thq
empire's food supply must bo carc-J
fully husbanded to guard against a,
posslblo shortage which would forco
upon tho pcoplo a difficult problem.
Professors of economy In Berlin unW
versify havo Issued a similar warning.
They drew attention to the nutritious;
quality of potato meal and advised,
e greater consumption of mill: prod
ucts and pork. They suggested llmltt
ing tho consumption of beef and point
out that theso resources wero necos'
eary to frustrate England's plan of
starving Germany into submission.
Truce Granted to Bury Dead.
Berlin. Three thousand English
dead wore left on tho battlefield after
fghting near Festubert. Tho British
askod for a truco that they might)
bury their dead, and It was granted.
Tho statement declares:
"Tho success of tho fighting ncas
Festubert with tho Indians and tho
English could not at onco be ascer
tained," the announcement states.
"Nlnotecn officers and 819 colored and
English soldiers woro taken prisoners.
Fourteen machino guns, twolvo mine
throwers and searchlights nnd other
war material was taken. Tho onemy
left on the battlefield over 3.00C
Prospects Are Brighter.
Vienna, Austria. An early peaco Is
now lookcd for by tho Austro-Hunga-rlan
government Whllo no official
statement to this effect has been made,
or for that mutter would be mndo, tho
war measuro now In hnnd and those
contemplated indicate that a cessation
of hostilities in the near futuro is,
most likely. Military preparations.
however, continue to bo mado through
out tho dual empire.
France Will Be Represented.
Paris. Tho Paris chamber of com
merce has adopted tho following reso
lution: "Tho chnmbor of commerce of Paris
desires to acknowledge tho sympathy
displayed by the United States ond.
wishing to demonstrate tho vitality of
French industry, decides to participate
in the San Francisco exposition nnd
urges nil its mombcrs to exhibit."
Record Price for Wheat.
Duluth, Minn. A carload of durum
whent was reported sold at Minneapo
lis Saturday at $1.45, tho highest fig.
uro recorded there. Decembor durum
old at $1.43 and May at $1.43.
Totally Unprepared for War.
Chicago, 111. Military service during,
the youth of every malo cltlzon of tho
United States is suggested as a means)
of providing a sufficient reserve army,'
by Colonel II. O. S. Helstand, U. S. A.,
adjutant general of the central depart
ment of the army, in a public address,
here. Colonel Helstand said the
United States was totally unprepared'
for war and urgod that the regular;
army and tho national guard woro In
adequate. $100 a Minute for Jewish Relief.
8L Louis. A hundred dollars n min
ute was tho rate by which contribu
tions to a fund for relief of Jews in
European war zones woro pledged at1
a two hours' mass meeting of Jews.
here. Twolvo thousand in all was!
raised, contributions ranging from $1
to $C00. Tho monoy will bo collected
within tho next few days and sent toi
the Jewish rollof committee at Now
York, thonco to bo distributed among
Jewish refugees of Russia, Austria
BRIEP NEWS OF NEBRASKA
A poultry show will bo held at Hoi
drego, January 12 to 15,
Tho Rock Island station at Virginia
waB destroyed by flro from a defects c
A municipally owned heating plant
is being urged by business men of
Plans for tho now armory building
at Hastings aro being prepared by tho
Students of Albion high tchool gave
a benefit concert for tho Belgian re
The state bar association will hold
its annual meeting nt Lincoln, Decem
ber 28 and 29.
J. F. Undo, a York man, fifty years
of ngc, for tho second tlmo In his life,
has started to school.
Tho contract has been awarded for
tho erection of tho new city hall and
engine hotiso nt Geneva.
Bonded abstracters of tho state will
bold their annual convention at Lin
coln, February 9 nnd 10.
Nebraska Sheriffs' association held
their annual session nt Grand Island
Wednesday nnd Thursdny.
Preparations are being mndo for tho
annual stnto poultry show nt Hastings
to be held the middle of January,
Games of chnnco of every descrip
tion have been put under the bnn by
tue city council of Grand Island.
Fire, originating from a defective
flue, completely destroyed tho Odd
Fellows' building at Humboldt.
The third annual corn show and edu
cational exhibit closed Saturday night
at Seward aftor n successful week.
Tho fifth annual tournament of the
stato high school basketball teams will
be held at Lincoln, March 10 to 13.
Frank Rustler may lose nn arm as
the result of getting it cnught In a
corn shelter on a farm near Lushton.
Tho new Christian church, which
was built at Sutherland last fall at a
cost of $3,600, was dedicated last Sun
day. The Tecumceh Christian church has
extended a call to tho pastorate to
Rev. C. C. Atwood of Phllllpsburg,
Tho Richardson county poultry
show proved co successful that efforts
are on foot to mnko it an annual
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Rengler
celebrnted their fiftieth wedding anni
versary last week at their homo at
A severed finger found in nn ullcy
at Lincoln has given the police u
puzzlo that Is being Investigated by
Howard Mapes, an Avoca lad, wns
accidentally shot by his brother, whllo
they wero hunting mice In the barn at
his father's homo.
Carl Gloochol, a farmer nenr Ne
braska City, lost three fingers when
they came in contact with a circular
saw ho was operating.
Flro of unknown origin destroyed
tho barn of Mike Curtln. near Grand
Island. Five horses and four cows
perished In tho flames.
Permission of tho stnto military
board .will bo given tho Fourth regi
ment band of Omaha to make a con
cert tour over tho stato.
Col. John A. Dempster, past depart
ment commander of tho G. A. R. for
Nebraska, is dead at Omaha, after an
Illness of several montlis.
Four children of Marlon Tower of
Hastings nro seriously ill from eating
crackers thought to have contained
some polBonous substance.
Because tho pipes at his homo were
frozen nnd ho could get no water, Ern
est Eltner, a pioneer of Omaha, took
carbolic acid nnd ended his life.
Nearly fifty relatives and friends
nslsted in celehrntlng tho fiftieth wed
ding anniversary of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ira
Graves at University Place last week.
Tho Hord elevator at Monroe, to
gether with a large amount of wheat,
corn, onts and other grains, was de
stroyed by flro of unknown origin.
Tho llttlo son of George Ireland of
Pawneo City was badly bitten and
bruised by a vicious dog. Nino stltchca
wero nccessnry to close the wounds.
J. S. Hedgo of Hastings lopt a finger
fronj blood poisoning caused from a
Whllo coasting, tho 4-yenr-old son ol
W. C. Coblo of Hyannls rnn Into a fire
hydrant, splitting open his forehead.
R. J. Thomas was fatally wounded
when a gun was accidentally dis
charged when It fell to tho floor In hit
room on tho farm or his brothor ncni
A flro on tho main street of Platts
mouth destroyed sovornl busluesi
houses and burned to death Mrs. J. F
Stull, an aged lady, who occupied
rooms over one of tho storos.
Bort Manning, a farmer near To
cumseh, was seriously Injured when h
wns caught in the belting of n gaso
line englno nnd thrown against the
As members of tho M. E. church al
Bradshaw knelt at prayer Thursday
evening, the building burst into flames,
which wero finally subdued after some
Walter Sammons, former sheriff ol
Butler county, was sentenced to two
and a half years In tho federal prison
nt Leavenworth for participating in
tho robbery of tho Koarnoy postofflco
Howard Plphor left his homo at Lin
coin for Omaha a couple of weeks nBo,
and has not been hoard from since,
and his IriendH uro making diligent
efforts u locate him,
Hazel Boop. ton-ycar-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boop, near
Johnson, sustained a badly broken
limb by being run over by un automo
bile while returning from school.
Gngo county Germans hnvo contrib
uted nearly $3,000 to tho sufferers from
the war in Oermnny. Contributions
have, been sent from Beatrico, Barnes
ton, Filloy, Hanover, Clatonln, Cort
land and Wyraoro?
A SOILED PAGE j
SEES DEFEAT FOR SUFFRAGE
outlook bright for an under
standing on border
Predicts that Suffrage Bill Will be De
feated In House. No Truce for
Europeon War Troops.
Western Newspaper Union News Service
Naco, Ariz. Governor Maytorena ot
Sonora showed a "friendly and harm
onious" attitude nnd a disposition to
consider a settlement of tho Mexican
border problem here, according to
Brigadier General Hugh I Scott, chler
of staff of the United States army, who
conferred with him in an army tent
pitched on the international boundary
four miles east of hero.
"Progress," was tho term General
Scott applied to this conference. "Very
satisfactory," wns his characterization
of his mooting with Gen. Benjamin
Hill, tho Carranza leader, who has
been cooped up for ten weeks In Nnco,
Sonora, by Mnytorena's Villaistn
No Christmas Truce.
iLondon. Instead of tho Christmas
truce which Popo Benedict endeavored
to arrange. Christmas found the armies
of tho belligerent powers engaged In
llorco battles on both tho eastern and
western fronts. In tho west tho allies'
hammer is tapping at tho German en
trenchments, trying to And a weak
point, whllo In the east tho Russians,
who have been driven back from tho
Austrian and German frontiers, seem
ingly have been brought to bay bo
hind rivers which offer them natural
lines of defonso, and turning hnvo
counter-attacked the GermanRusslan
DEFEAT FOR THE WOMEN.
Underwood Predicts Suffrage Will
Lose In the House.
Washington. Democratic Loader
Underwood predicts that when tho pro
posed constitutional amendment for
women suffrage reaches a vote In tho
houso it would be defeated probably
by n two-thirds voto.
"I shall voto against it, nnd so will
most of tho democrats In tho house,"
said Mr. Underwood. "Tho party, by
cnucus action, has gone on record hold
ing that women suffrage, like prohibi
tion, Is n state issue and not n national
question. It Is a question for tho
states themselves to act upon and not
It Is generally understood that the
suffrage resolution will bo voted on
soon after the passago of the postofflco
appropriation bill, as early in January
Los Angolcs. Tho Arizona prohibi
tion law will go into offect January 1.
Tho United States trlbunnl from which
Injunctions woro sought to prevent its
enforcement refused to Issue such in
junctions. Appeal to tho United States
supremo court will bo takon at onco.
Immediately nftcr the decision wns
rendered attorneys for Rov. Thomas
M. Connolly, a Catholic priest nt Tuc
son, and for other potitionors, made a
motion to stny tho execution or tho
law pending tho outcomo of tho appeal
to the Unitod States supreme court.
Arizona Hard Hit by Flood.
Tuscon, Ariz. Floods, the result of
a week of practically unbroken rain
fall, havo Inflicted severe damage up
on nearly tho entire area of tho state
lying between Phoenix and tho Mex
ican border. Several persons have
lost their lives; livestock by hundreds
of heads has been drowned; ranch
houses nnd city residences wrecked or
washed awny by torrents roaring
through what usually nro dry arroyoB,
and trnfllo by rail, highway and wire
either has been badly crippled or com
Advance In Flour Prices.
Lincoln, Nob, Tho wholesalo price
of Hour here has advanced 30 conta
per hundred pounds during tho week.
It Is now soiling at $3,10 a hundred.
Jobbers predict still higher prices.
Ono Jobbers snid bo expected wheat
to rench $l.f0 a bushel boforo It quits
soaring, and tho ndvanco will not bo
long in coming. Tho wholcsnlo price
of Hour Is now a dollar higher than
In July, when It first began to rlso,
following tho breaking out of tho
European war. It was then $2,10 por
PROHIBITIONISTS NOT DISMAYED
BY FIRST DEFEAT.
Security League Will Take Up Worl
Immediately After Holidays
Wfstom NcHp.iper Union .Noun dcrvlcu
Washington. Undismayed hv tln
failure of the Hobson resolution Tor a
prohibition constitutional amendment
to got the necesBnry two-thirds voto In
Tuesday's historic contest in the
house, prohibitionist leaders In con
gress und out have begun realigning
their forces for another light in the
slxty-fourth congress which meets
noxt December. They claimed a vic
tory in that more than a majority of
tho house had voted for the Hobson
resolution. Representative Hobson
declared a vote at tho next session
would show a material gain for the
cause and reiterated his prediction
that should the amendment fnll agnln
tho question would bo paramount is
suo in tho campaign of 191C.
Proposed Redisricting of State.
Washington. 1). U. Congressman
Stephens of Fremont has introduced
a bill rearranging the divisions of tho
judicial districts of Nebraska and
providing for two terms of federal
court at Norfolk each year instead
or one. The proposed readjustment
which is fostered by residents of
Norfolk would subtract from tho
Omaha division tho counties of Cedar,
Cuming, Platte, Nance, Boone and
Wheeler and add them to tho 'Nor
folk division. The cwinty or Hamil
ton would also bo taken from tho
Lincoln division and placed In the
Grand Island division.
"Two terms of court nre needed at
Norfolk." said Mr. Stephens. "Tho
rearrangement Is suggested for con
venience and nn offort has been mado
to place counties In divisions natur
ally bound to the city in which court
BETTER NATIONAL DEFENSE
Security League Will Take up Work
New York. Differences of opinion
over tho method by which attention
should bo called to the alleged inade
quacy of the national defense and to
tho manner of providing greater pro
tection havo caused mem bora of tho
national security league to defer tho
adoption of a resolution urging con
gress to" enlarge Uio army and navy.
Tho resolution was referred back to
tho executive committee for rovlslon.
Tho text was not given out. In pre
senting; the resolution William T.
Hornnday said that Immediately after
tho holidays a committee from tho
league should bo sent to Washington
In favor of a greater national do
Mount Etna Waking Up.
Catania, Sicily. There is apprehen
sion over tho fact that Mount Etna
is showing activity. Tho disturb
ances aro taking tho form of strong
rumblings nnd enrthquako shocks
which aro felt ns far 'away as Syrn
cuso and Tnormina.
New Orlenns, Ln. Tho arrest hero
of four Germans Is believed by tho po
lice to have frustrated a plot to blow
up tho French steamship Rochambeau,
due to leavo Now York Saturday. The
polico confiscated a box containing
seventy-five pounds of dynamite set
by clockwork to explode in six and
one-half days. Tho prisoners, two of
whom are said by tho authorities to
have confessed, snid they understood
the Rochambeau was to sail from Now
York December 13, and police believe
tho nlleged conspirators miscalculated
tho date of her doparturo.
Washington. The trip of General
Cnrranza from Vern Cruz to tho
Isthmus of Tehuantopoc wns interrupt
ed by Zapata forces, who captured So
Iodad and from there sent a wild loco
motivo Into his approaching train.
Neither Carranza nor nny of his party
was injured. Theso facts nro roportcd
ln n prlvnto dispatch from n point on
tho railroad on which Cnrranza waB
traveling. Olllclals of tho Washington
government plnced full credonco in tho
roport,v but derlinod to comment on it
beyond snylu;; that they had consular
ndvlces telling of Onrrauza's doparturo
TO PREVENT DUPLICATION OF
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re.
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newopaper Union News Service.
State Treasurer Walter A. George's
olennial report shows that during tho
past two years ho bought bonds and
state wnrrants aggregating $3,554 4t!3.
Of that amount $1,809 375 was in tho
form of bonds, most or which wero
municipal securities issued by cities
aud towns in Nebraska. During tho
past year ho bought bonds nmounting
Tho investments for tho suite dur
ing the biennlum were from the fol
Permanent school fund Bonds, $1,
722.1172; warrants, $998,244.
Permanent university Bonds, $19,
953; wurrants, $4fiC105.
Agricultural endowment Bonds,
$00,000; warrants, $S,703.
Normal endowment Bonds, $0,250;
University building fund Wurrants
Must Look to Legislature.
Governor Morehead has declined to
approve n claim of $80 presented by
Milburn & Scott of Beatrico for sup
plies furnished Dr. Fall in 1912, when
ho was one or the secretaries of tho
state board of health, and a claim for
$15 presented by Dr. Carr, ono of tho
present board or secretaries. The lat
ter Is ror the use or the First Baptist
church or Lincoln or which Dr. Carr is
n member. The church was used by
the secretaries or the board of health
last February for a meeting of village
and town boards or health that had
been called by the secretaries or tho
state board. Tho claimants must de
pend upon the noxt legislature to re
Want Industry Protected.
Formulation or uniform shipping
rules on live stock sent from one
stnte to another, Is the object sought
In n veterinarian live stock breeders'
conference held at Lincoln. The live
stock brooder-, want "safo and sane"
rules promulgated with not too many
chances given the veterinarians to
coifed excessive inspection fees. Tho
veterinarians want the live stock in
dustry protected through the inspec
tion of all cnttlc. hogs nnd horses that
are brought Into the stnte.
To Prevent Duplication.
That tho state banking board should
havo power to prevent duplication of
tate bnnks In towns where tho busi
ness nppears to bo Insufficient for
,more than existing banks Is to be the
recommendation of Secretary Royse of
'the stnte banking board to the coming
legislative session. The ofllclnl be
lieves that no business good follows
tho more or less Indrimlnnto grant
ing of chnrtors to several institutions
In a Hold where fewer banks could
take care of the business.
Adjutnnt General Hall has a letter
from ono of tho war department offi
cials saying that a now basis Is bolng
considered for apportioning the fund
of $2,000,000 that is distributed yearly
to tho militia organizations or the
various states. Tho distribution is
now based on tho total number or
men enlisted in tho national guard ln
each stato, but tho method under con
templation would allot to every state
a sum in proportion to the number or
men actually present when troops nro
Inspected by regular army officers.
General Hall is trying to get out as
full an nttendnnco as posslblo at the
coming Inspections of companies, so
that Nebraska will not suffer ln caso
the change is mndo. He thinks thoro
is a chnnco to increaso this state's al
lotment by securing a big nttendanco.
B. Gnffney or Mnywood, who served
as postmaster or tho house at tho 1911
and 1913 legislative sessions, will try
ror tho samg position this winter. Ho
rollcs upon his wide ncqualntnnco
among the old members to land tho
Message Will be Short.
Governor Morehond is working on
his message to the legislature, which
will be shorter than that document
usually Is. He will review briefly
what has been accomplished in the
past two years and offer some recom
mendations as to the future. Economy
nnd efficiency will bo emphasized by
the governor ln his advice to tho law;
mnke'rs. The general tone of the mes
sage will bo to hold down appropria
tions to tho reasonable needs or the
different dopnrtmentB nnd cutting off
, New Home for Dependents.
New quartors for tho temporary usq
of tho stato homo for dependent chil
dren aro now being sought by tho
board of control, on nocount of a fire,
which rendored the present building
uninhabitable. Tho board bad an
nounced previous to tho flro that it
would recommend nn appropriation of,
$25,000 by tho coming loglslnturo to
erect a stnto building for tho use of
this institution, but until thnt is dono
It will be necessary to occupy rented
smacking hot of
Van HouterTa Rona
Cocoa will not hurt
like too much coffee.
Big red half-pound
MR. BUSBY AS A HUMORIST
Of Course It Doesn't Often Happen,
But on This Occasion He
Failed to Score.
Busby 1 see th' Turks have been
kicking up th' sand around the Svea
Mrs. B. (faintly Interested) Some
Busby Ko-o-o! It's war. They're
fighting. Tho report from Berlin Bays
they've licked th' British army to a
frazzle. It looks ub If tho canal would
fall Into th' Turks' hnnds.
MrB. B. (calmly) I can't see what
good It would do them.
Busby (lending up to his climax)
Why, they'd loot it.
Mrs. B. (innocently) Of what?
Busby (triumphantly) Of tho hard
ware. They'd take the locks, of course,
Ha, ha, ha!"
A brief sllenco ensues.
Mrs. Busby (sweetly) But there
aro no locks in tho Suez canal.
And it wasn't any consolation to
Busby to remember that he had no
ono but hlmsoir to blame.
TAKE SALTS TO FLUSH
KIDNEYS IF BACK HURTS
Cays Too Much Meat Forms Uric Acid
Which Clogs the Kidneys and
Irritates the Bladder.
Moat folks forget thnt tho kidneys,
liko tho bowels, got sluggish nnd clog
god and need n Hushing occasionally,
elso we have backache nnd dull misery
In the kidney region, severe hend
aches, rheumatic twinges, torpid liver,
acid stomach, sleeplessness and nil
sorts of bladder disorders.
You simply must keep your kidneys
actlvo nnd clean, nnd tho moment you
feel an ache or pain In tho kidney
region, get nbout four ounces of Jad
Salts from any good drug store here,
take a tablespoonful in a glass ot
water before breakfast for a few days
and your kidneys will thon act fine.
This famous salts is mado from the
acid of grapes and lemon juice, com
bined with llthla, and is harmless to
flush clogged kidneys and stimulate
them to normal activity. It also nou
tralizoB the acids in the urino so it
no longer Irritates, thus ending blad
Jad Salts is harmless; inexpensive;
makes a delightful effervescent llthla
water drink which everybody should
tako now and then to koop their kid
neys clean, thus avoiding serious com
plications. A well-known local druggist says he
Bells lots of Jad Salts to folks who be
liovo in overcoming kidney trouble
whllo it is only trouble. Adv.
His Frame of Mind.
The horse had run awav nnd wm
tangled up ln tho wire fonco at the
Bide of tho muddy road. Its half-witted
owner had kicked and sworn nnd
tried to lift tho animal until he was
out of Borts and covered with mud.
A well-groomed man came along,
took In the situation, and suggested:
"Spring tho fence back, then ho enn
got his feet free."
The owner or tho horso did as he
was, told. "Now glvo him n cut with
the whip nnd ho'll got up himself."
This tho owimr did. Then he looked
at the horso, up and ready for travel,
looked at himself covered with mud,
and looked at tho immaculate gentle
man in tho road. Wrath filled his
"Well," he grumbled, "thimk you
Just ns much as if you'd helped me."
"They took that junior officer off
the ship to command tho torpedo
"I guess that waB because he was
a sub marine."
A men would rather havo fortune
Bmlle on him than givo him tho laugh.
Prompt Relief Permanent Cure
CAKltK'S LI I lit.
LIVER PILLS never
fail. Purely vegeta
ble act surely
out gently on
improve the complexion, brighten the eyes.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
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