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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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MEXICO III BAD WAY
OUTLAW8 THREATENING LIVES
CITY OVERRUN BY BANDITS
Several Popular Demonstrations of
Recent Occurrence Because of
Shortage of Food Supplies
Western Newppiiper Union News Heivlce
Washington. OuHuwh In Mexico
City who assaulted tho Gorman
charge d'affaires, now lire threatening
tho lives of other foreigners, accord
ing lo diplomatic dispatches received
here. One message states that "un
descrlbably loathsome" conditions pre
vnll, und that the, government Is pow
erless against bandits. Several pop
ular demonstrations becaiiHO of
tho food shortage hnvo occurred In
tho Mexican capital within tho last
few .days. Reports to tho state de
partment say thu situation Is sorlous.
In Its summary of dispatches thu de
"It Is itated that this condition Is
due In a largo measure to thu lack of
communication. Tho convention and
the local government aro said to he
giving consideration to methods for
relieving the situation. Tho Interna
tional relief committee has purchased
In the northern part of Mexico about
B.ROO tons of cereals for distribution
among tho needy In Mexico City, if
satisfactory arrangements can bo
mndo regarding transportation mid
guarantees from various ofllcials in
control of tho different sections
through which tho supplies would
have to be shipped."
California Volcano Active.
Redding, Cal. Lassen peak's seeth
ing caldron, stirred, perhaps, by some
convulsion, bubbled over last week
and sent u river of mud cascading
down tho mountain side. lint creek
valley, In tho eastern part of Hhasta
county, wns partly inundated. A num
ber of farms were in tho path of the
flood and several houses nod live stock
were destroyed. Residents of tho val
ley fled, however, in time, and no
llvofc wero lost.
Fred Seaton, n government forest
ranger, gnvo timely warning to the
Want Life of Frank Soared.
Charleston. Tho houso of delogntes
of tho West Virginia legislature has
passed n Joint resolution petitioning
tho governor of Georgia to commute
tho sentence of Leon M. Frank to life
Edtson Medal for Dr. Bell.
Now York. Or. Alexander Graham
Hell. Inventor of tho telephone, was
awarded tho Edison medal for meritor
ious achievement In eletcrlcal science
at tho annual meeting of thu American
institute of electrical engineers. The
medal Is provided for by trust funds
established by friends and associates
of Thonins A. Edison and is awarded
each year to a resident of tho United
StatcB or Canada who has accom
plished work of great value In electrl-
tth'euglnoerlng or electrical arts.
Missouri Puts Up the Bars.
Columbia, Mo. A provisional quar
antine against nil live stock from the
states of Arizona, California, Nevada.
Oregon, Utah antl Washington has
been declared by tho Missouri hoard
Tho board took this atclon to re
taliate ngalnst western states which
havo placed n quarantine on Missouri
breeding cnttle, "unjustly nnd without
causo," according to tho opinion of
state officials. Tho quarantlno order
ngalnst tho western stntes will be
' withdrawn as each state ends Its
quarantine ngalnst Missouri.
London, Mny IS. Tho announce
ment that King George wns about to
discontinue racing Is said to have been
Tho king scratched ono of his can
didates for tho Derby, Friar Marcus,
and this news wbb given out. From
it tho assumption was mado that his
majesty was going to stop racing and
other horse owners began to follow
tho example. Today It developed that
tho king still has Sammaroo entered in
Convicts Cannot Act as Ser ints.
Montgomery, Ala. Tho practice of
detailing convicts us servants in the
homes of Alabama stato ofllcials and
as laborers at tho capltol and other
state Institutions has been abolished
by an executive order by Governor
Two Million More Fighters.
London. Tho Copenhagen corre
spondent of tho Dnlly Mall says he
lias learned from an authoritative Her
(Un sourco that Germany Is about to
icall up two million men.
Ophelia Held to Be Lawful Prize.
London. The prlzo court hns de
cided that tho German steamer Ophe
lia, captured In tho North soa by tho
British destroyer Meteor In October
nnd brought Into Yarmouth, was a law
ful prize. Germnny protested that this
net of capturo was In violation of Tho
Hague convention, declaring that tho
Ophelia was, n hospital ship. Tho
British government contended that
tho Ophelia only purported to bo a
hospital ship and thnt as a matter of
fact she wan masquerading under falso
olors for scouting purposes.
VIEWS OF PROMINENT MEN
LAKE MOHONK FORUM SCENE OF
Secretary of War Garrison and Gen
eral Leonard Wood Are Pitted
Western Newspaper Union Nuwh Service. J
Mohonk Lake, N. Y. Thu Lako Mo
honk conference on International arbi
tration furnished thu forum for n 1
warm debate on armament between ;
Secretary of War Garrison und Gen
eral Leonard Wood on tho one side
and Norman Angell of New York on
tho other. Mr. Angell, who Is one of
the foremost advocates of disarmament
and who recently returned from hos
pital sorvico In tho war zone, declared
that the words of tho secretary of war
and thu former chief of staff of tho
army urging tho United States to
make greater military preparations
wero "precisely the speeches ho had
heard so many times In Germnny."
General Wood spoke oftur tho secre
tary of war had finished n plea for
more adequate armament.
"We soldiers nnd sailors," said Gen
oral Wood, "aro merely your trained
servants. You create wars, wo try to
terminate them. Nino out of ten wars
aro based on trade. The trouble with
most conferences of this kind is that
they do not look conditions in tho
face. Wo must not delude ourselves
that our geographical remotoness has
made us safe."
Improved methods of transport, ho
asserted, have Increased tho danger
of Invasion. "This Is ono of the grent
causes of armament this nnd tho
great efficiency of Implements of war.
When wo have ceased to fight for our
honest convictions wc shall cease to
bo worthy to exist as n nation. It la
murder for you to send our boys to
war untrained when It is possible to
train them. All wu soldiers and sail
ors want Is thnt you glvo us a rea
sonable degrco of preparation so when
your boytt como to its to fight the
sacrince mny bo as light as possible."
Mr. Angell fairly ran to the speak
ers' stand to mako his reply.
"Nowhere would those speeches
havo been so welcomed as In Ger
many," he cried. Ho declared that
Increased nrmnments offered no solu
tion of the peaco problem. "Here aro
two nations anxious to keep the peaco
by each being stronger than the other.
This Is an impossible situation. I do
not believe thnt this will be tho war
that will end war. The mere piling
up of American armament will not
help the problem. Obviously tho mili
taristic solution of being stronger
than the other nation has failed.
Do not let us make tho snme mistake
as the nations of Europe."
This ended the debate, and the con
ference session adjourned In a buzz
of excited comment.
Kansas City. Hundreds of small
streams are out of their banks nnd
many larger creeks and rivers are ap
proaching flood stage In Kansas, north
ern Oklahoma and western Missouri.
This district has received from two to
five Inches of rain. Heavy damage Is
reported by truck farmers and orchard
Trawler Is Torn to Pieces.
London. Tho French stenm trawler
St. Just or Arcaehon was torpedoed
and literally smashed to pieces nonr
Robber Attacks Diplomat.
Washington. Chnrgo d'Affalres
Magnus of tho German legation In
Mexico City was attacked and slabbed
by a robber near tho legation. He re
ported the attack to tho German em
bassy here, but said It had no politi
cal significance. He was not serious
Great Rings Around the Sun.
Philadelphia. Tho appearanco .of
two great rings around tho sun. strong
ly pronounced and somewhat re
Bombing rnlnbowB, Interested hundreds
of thousands of persons In this city
nnd vicinity. The rlngH aro known
as solar lialos, and aro duo to con
densation In tho atmosphere conse
quent upon the low temperatures
which produced water drops or Ice
crystals. Tho refraction and Infrac
tion of tho sun's rays through these
brought about tho occurrence, which
Is exceedingly rare In this latitude.
NEW immigration plan is an-
Anthony Caminetti Outlines New Ideas
Before Federation of Woman's
Clubs at Meeting In San
Western Newspaper Union News Servlc.
San Francisco. A new Immigration
policy of the United States govern
ment, as brought about by war condi
tions In Kuropo, wns outlined briefly
by United Stntes Commissioner of Im
migration Anthony Caminetti in an ad
dress before the California federation
of women's clubs.
"President Wilson," said Commis
sioner Caminetti, "docs not desire to
send one single Immigrant back to his
country where any danger might come
to him. The Immigration policy of tho
government goes even further. On ac
count of the Lusltnnla Incident, it will
not send any Immigrant back to Eng
land or France."
Mr. Caminetti added that it was now
the policy of the federal government
to start as soon as possible to make
a good citizen out of each immigrant,
and to give Instruction to each now
citizen such ns would make him proud
of his new country. Ho expressed tha
bopo thnt the convention would agree
to consider co-operation with the
United Stntes government In tho mat
ter of securing employment for im
migrants. Discussing the wearing of bird
plumed hats by women. Mrs. Percy
H. Pennypacker, general president of
tho national federation of women's
clubs, asked: "Can women's bird
plumed hats pass Jln review before
their own consciences?"
Women in the convention hnll who
were wearing plumes removed their
hats nnd plucked out the feathers.
Addlcks It In Jail.
New York. J. Edward Addlcks, for
mcr financier and onco political power
In Delaware, has been sent to Ludlow
street Jail in default of a payment of
J1G.472, due on a judgment In supple
mentary proceedings lnslstutcd by
Hiram M. Burton, the creditor. Su
preme Court Justice Greenbnum signed
tho order when Addlcks asserted thnt
after several days' effort ho had been
unable to rnlso tho money. Addlcks Is
sovonty-four years old.
Boston. Several new mortars re
cently mounted at Fort Andrew and
capable of hurling projectiles weighing
half a ton olght and a half miles, havo
been tested. They are said to be tho
most powerful weapons on tho coast.
Tho projectiles are not explosive, be
ing designed to sink a vessel by tear
ing a hole through her by tho force of
their fall from great height.
Iontfon. Sir Edgar Speyer cannot
divest himself of his baronetcy, which
In his letter to Premier ABqulth he
naked to have revoked. "0 co a
baronet, always a baronet," said an
olllclal of tho college of arms. ' Sir
Edgar may cease to call himself a
baronet, but he still remains ono,
nnd If ho had any-sons tho eldest
would succeed him nil tho same."
Frye Case to a Prize Court.
Washington, Germany has sent to
a prize court the enso of tho American
sailing ship Wllllnm P. Frye, sunk in
the south Atlantic Inst January by the
German auxiliary cruiser Prlnz Eltol
Frledrlch. but It Is understood that tho
German admiralty took that action be
fore It hnd received tho Amorlcan noto
Insisting that the damages bo adjust
ed directly through diplomatic negotia
tions in Washington.
It Is said that tho reference of the
case to n prize court will not neces
sarily prevent diplomatic adjustment.
Geneva. Tho German emperor and
his staff had a narrow escape whllo
watching the operations In n vlllngo
near the river San, In Gnllcla. Ac
cording to n dispatch from Budapest,
which reached hero by Indirect route,
a heavy shell burst BOO yards away.
It fell among some automobiles, do
straying several machines, Including
tho emperor's, and killing his qhatif
four. Tho emperor had left his car
only fifteen minutes before.
As more Russian shells were falling
in tho neighborhood tho emperor nnd
his staff left hastily In mnchinea.
WILL NOT 8E BOUND
UNITED STATES DECLINES TO
ABIDE BY BRITISH ORDERS.
ITALY HAS DECLARED WAR
Italian Government Issues Proclama
tlon of Mobilization Many Casu
alties Occur in Wreck on
Western Newspaper t'nloti Neus Service
Wnshlngton. The determination ol
the United States government not tc
recognize or be bound by the provis
Ions of the British order-in-councll
which declared an embargo on all
commercial Intercourse directly with
Germany, as well as Inward or outward-bound
through neutral countries,
has been manifested In several ways.
The foreign trade advisers of the state
department announced that they hnd
decided to suspend all conferences
with British embnssy officials hero
with reference to the Informal arrange
ments which had been in progress not
Editor of the Aurora Republican
who was elected vice-president of the
Nebraska Statu Press association at
the annual meeting in Omaha In April.
For several year? Mr. Perkins owned
the St. Paul Republican, which he sold
to taku charge of the Aurora Repub
lican. For a tlmo he was secretary of
thu state railway commission, which
position he resigned in order that nt
might again enter the newspaper busi
ness, in which ho hns always been
only to assist Amorlcnn cotton export
ers in obtnlnlng payment for cargoes
detained, but nlso to secure for Ameri
can Importers American-owned goodw
now In Germany, contracted for before
the order-in-councll went Into effect.
ITALY DECLARES WAR.
Yields to Popular Pressure and Will
Rome, via Paris. Italy is at war
with Austria-Hungary. With the is
suance of tho general mobilization
order tho Italian government Issued a
proclamation declaring wnr on Aus
tria, which officially began Monday.
Prior to this, nnd after a lengthy
consultation, thu ministers of wnr and
marine proclaimed all the provinces
bordering on Austria nnd the Islands
and const towns of the Adriatic in a
state of war, which was equivalent to
tho establishment of martial law, the
step usually preceding tho formal dec
laration. Although drastic action baa
been looked for momentarily, Italians
of all classes have been elcctrllled by
tho swiftly moving events.
Casualties In Rallw.-iy Wreck.
Carllslo, Ens. Three trains collided
Saturday morning on the Caledonian
railway at Gretna, near this city, caus
ing tho death of at least seventy-three
persons nnd the fatal injury of many
others. The total casualties probably
will reach 400. Fire in tho wreckngo
added horror to the accidont. One
trnln was a troop train; another was a
local, nnd tho third the express from
London to Glasgow,
Great Wheat Crop.
Topeka, Kan. A yield of 13C,fi00,000
bushels of winter wheat In Kansas
this year Is expected on present pros
pects by the Kansns board of agrlcul
ture. Tho result is given of the
board's investigations Into the stnte's
crop sltuntlon ns found May 17. Ac
cording to the figures the nverago yield
per acre would bo lli.fi bushels on tho
8,r8(l,000 acres of growing whent as
reported a month ago. Should this
yield he realized the crop would be
second only to tho stato's record out
put of 180,000,000 bushels In 1914.
Lincoln. Emll Muzlk, sentenced to
die In the electric chair September IB,
for tho murder of his wife, wbb
brought to tho stato penitentiary by
Deputy Sheriff Ed Palmer of Omaha.
Muzlk cut his wife's throat with a
table knife. Believing the moving pic
ture machlno, caged off In tho rear of
the dining room at the prison to bo
tho electric chnlr In which ho wns to
bo placed, Muzlk wns terribly fright
ened when ho was taken to the dining
room to partuke of his first meal In
OF INTEREST TO ALL.
Citizens of Oakland aro planning a
An automobile association has been
formed at Pierce.
Plans are being prepared for a new
city Jail at O'Noll.
A big racing meet Is to bo held at
Waltoo, July 7, 8 and it.
The United Brethren church of
Upland hns been dedicated.
A $15,000 electric bond carried at
Tekamah by a two to one voe.
Tho Gothenburg National bank will
soon reorganize as a state bank.
Work has starled on the "seeding
mile" of concrete roadway at Kear
ney. I he Sterling Commercial club dedi
cated their new headquarters last
Thu Beatrice Chautauqua assembly
will be held In that city June 29 to
Eight automobiles were sold to
fanners In Buffalo county In two
Tho contract for tho new parochial
school to be built at Kearney will bo
let soon. '
Omaha High school won the an
nual high school track and fluid
meet at Lincoln.
Grnndmn Welmer of Stella cele
brated her hundredth birthday anni
versary last week.
Louis Lnrson, a farm laborer, was
run over and killed by a Northwestern
train near Albion.
The Farmers' State bank of Lewel
Ion has received a charter from tho
stnte banking board.
A new canning company, Incorpo
rated at $0,000, will be established
at Blair this summer.
Sixty of the eighty-five thousand
dollars court house bonds of Pawueo
county have been paid off.
Tho contract has been let for tho
addition to the National guard arsenal
at the fair grounds, Lincoln.
A new ordinance enneted by the
Lincoln city council Is expected to
drive tho Jitney bus out of business.
Tho Douglas County Pioneers' asso
ciation will hold Its annual summer
picnic June 2li at Miller park, Omaha.
Edward W. Marcellus, superintend
ent of the Crete schools, has been ap
pointed principal of 'the Evanston,
A Fourth' of July celebration will
be held at Chadron and a number of
nearby towns will aid In making tho
celebration a success.
Nebraska fruit is in excelent con
dition, according to a report Issued
by Secretary J. R. Duncnn of tho
stato horticultural society.
Tho two-year-old daughter of L. II.
Christensen of Mlnden, who accident
ly tipped some boiling water over
herself, died from its effects.
Charles Sans, who lives near
Plattsmouth, was painfully bruised
when his automobile turned turtle.
Ho fainted while driving nnd the ma
chine ran into a ditch.
Leonard W. Klein of Blue Springs
won the stnte championship high
school debate at Lincoln; Aaron S
Speler of Lincoln was second and
Donald G. Moore of Geneva, third.
Chadron Is now entitled to a freo
mail delivery as a result of increnso
of postal business. An Inspector will
look over the sltuntlon ns soon as tho
houses are numbered and nil streets
Governor Morehead has written
Remlell K. Drown, chairman of tho
Omaha Commercial club's good roads
committee, advising him that he ex
pects to proclaim a good roads day
Three thousand dollars has been
raised by the Stanton Speed associa
tion to be hung up as prizes at the
raco meet to bo held In that city
July 2 and 3. A new $1,000 amphi
theater is being constructed for tho
Stockmen nnd farmers In tho vicini
ty of Holdrege are much Interested
In demonstrations of the new Huff
Hollcnback silage elevator on tho
Jnms McClay farm. The invention
makes a boys' job out of what was
once a Job for two or three men, for
It solves the problem of getting sllago
out from tho pit silos.
Baseball enthusiasts of "Thayer
county have formed an eight club
lenguo nnd will play regular games
throughout tho summer. Tho towns
participating arc Belvidere, Brunlng,
Carleton, Chester, Davenport, Desh
lor, Hebron and Hubbell. A twenty
eight game schedule has been
Surveyors havo completed the pre
liminary work incident to tho con
struction of the new power dam at
Erlcson on tho Cednr river nnd work
on actual construction will begin
soon. Beside using the dnm for
power It Is expected to mako a sum
mer resort of the surrounding coun
(ry. The people of Erlcson look for
a complete rejuvenntlon of the town
ns n result of the project.
J. J. Anselmo, one of tho oldest
residents of Custer county, was
killed In a runaway near Whitman.
When Mr. nnd Mrs. David Roberts,
who rcsldo near Lindsay, returned to
their house after doing some chores,
they found their 8-year-old daughter
burned to death.
Tho most poworful motor ear ever
built, tho "M-23," has been complotod
In tho Omaha shops of tho McKcen
Motor compnny and will booh bo
placed In tho service of tho Union
Paclfl-i on tho Kearney-Callaway
BIGGEST YIELD IN STATE'S HIS
TORY IS EXPECTED.
REPORTS REACH LABOR CHIEF
Commissioner Coffey Gets Line On
Harvest Hands That Will Be
Needed Through Solons.
Lincoln. Reports from a half a
dozen Nebraska counties received by
Labor Commissioner F. M. Coffey In
dicate farmers aro expecting tho
biggest wheat crop In thu stato's his
tory and expecting to need farm
hands during the harvesting season.
Ono or two reports stnto thu crop
vlll double that of the banner year
of 1911 and that thu acreage is much
Coffey asked members of the legis
lature to furnish thu crop reports so
ho 'could get a line on tho number
of harvest hands needed for this
Cairo reports the wheat Is excel
lent 'ind harvest hands will bo paid
?2.f0 a day. Boomer reports 10 per
cunt better outlook than at the sanio
time last year. Amherst says tho
acreage Is 10 per cent larger than
last year, and prospects 50 per csnt
better than at tho same time in 1914.
Tho eastern half of Bulfalo county
in uso 100 extra men at ?2.23 per
day, the report states.
Gothenburg reports a lnrgor acre
ngu than last year, with chances of
double tho yield of a year ago. Two
hundred harvest hands at $2 a day
can he used. Valparaiso has tho
same outlook as last year, the report
states, with the farmers needing llfty
nioro men at $2 n day. Guneva reports
J CO hands will bo needed, with
lages at ?2.G0 a day.
All reports agree tho harvest will
itart about July 1.
Settles 3,000 Cases.
Nearly 11,000 llnal reports of settle
ments effected under the compensa
tion law of Nebraska, which went
Into effect December 1, last. "have
been made to tho state labor commis
sioner's office during tho five nnd one
half months' operation of the law.
This does not Include the large num
ber of Incomplete reports tiled. In
tho final reports, complete informa
tion of the accident is given, with the
time lost nnd amount of compensa
tion. An overwhelming majority of
these reports deal with minor and
even trilling injuries, which resulted
In little loss of time. Tho law does
not allow any compensation for tho
first two weeks unless tho incapacity
extends over eight weeks. The re
ports show the doctors' bills were
pnld In most Instances by the em
ployers regardless of tho nature ol
Saving of Over a Million.
State Accountant DeFrance, who if
employed In Auditor Smith's office,
has made an exact comparison of tho
appropriations of tho 1913 and 1915
sessions of the legislature and finds
thnt the total saving of the latter In
making appropriations for tho ordi
nary expense of government was ?1,
04C,17:i.28. This does not include
school appropriations, but it does In
clude cash funds, which were not
nvnllnblo in previous comparisons
that have been made.
Klein Wins Debate.
Leonard W. Klein of the Blue
Springs High school, won the
state interscholastlc championship In
debate, when he defeated tho cream
of Nebraska High schools at the dis
trict debate held hero at tho stato
university. Tho question debated
was: "Resolved, That tho United
States Should Adopt Government
Owenrship and Operntion of Rail
roads." Governor Reappoints Royse.
E. Royse has been reappointed soc
refiiry of tho stnto banking board. Mr.
Royse is a republican and tho admin
istration is democratic. His reap
pointment occasions no surprise, as
tho governor announced some tlmo
ago thnt there would bo no chango
In the banking department.
Dorchester Man Appointed.
Dr. J. D. Case of Dorchester has
been appointed stnte health Inspec
tor by tho board of health. Dr. Case
succeeds Dr. W. II. Wilson of Table
Rock, who has hold tho office for tho
past eight yenrs.
Auto Registration Increasing.
Instead qf tho nutomobllo registra
tion decreasing after tho first rush
Incident to the taking effect of tho
new law, It has steadily Increased.
Corn and Alfalfa Are First.
Corn and alfalfa again ranked first
In rate and chenpness of gain in tho
ricent experimental feeding of six
lotB of steers nt tho agricultural ex
periment station, nccordlng to tho re
sults mado known at tho beef pro
ducers' meeting held recently at tho
university farm. Tho oxporlment in
dicated not only thnt corn nnd nlfalfa
ranked first but that the dlfferenco
In favor of this ration Is oven moro
mnrked than shown In provloue ox
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