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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
BERLIN GOVERNMENT IS READY
TO MAKE REPARATION.
HEAVY WAR TAX ON LIQUORS
Expects to Gain Dig Revenue From
Liquor Trade Pershing Family
Perish by Suffocation
Wfiitern Newrpaf.rr Union News Service.
Washington Germany's Intention to
offor full satisfaction to tho United
Rtatcn for tho sinking of tho White
Star liner Arabic with tho Iohh of two
American IIvch formully Iiiih boon com
munlcntcd to tho Htato department by
Count von Bcrnstorff, Gorman ambas
sador, acting on InatructloiiH from the
forelen olllco of tho Imperial German
government. Tho memorandum read
to Robert LanHliiKf Bocrclnry of Htuto,
by Count von Ilcrnatoff outlined the
position of tho Gorman government In
tho Arabic caso and promised that In
tho ovont It In found that tho Arable
wan attacked without warning, tho lm
porlal German government not only
would disfavor tho act, but would give
tho United States "full satisfaction."
This, It la well known, would havo
to iucludo reparation for tho Ameri
cans lost and assurances that such
tragedies would not bo repeated.
Pershing Family Almost Obliterated.
San Francisco, Cal. Mrs. Frances
Warren Pershing, wife of Brigadier
General John J. 1'orshlug, U. S. A., for
several years stationed as comman
dant of tho cadet' corps nt tho state
university, and well known throughout
Nobrnskn, and throo of nor four chil
dren, were surfocntcd to death In their
quarters ot the Presidio of San Fran
cisco early Friday morning.
Their bodies woru badly burned.
Mrs. W. O. Boswoll, a rolatlvo, and her
two children escaped, as did Warren
Pershing, flvo yearn old, and throo ser
vants. Tho flro Is bollovod to havo
been caused by a night lamp, although
this was said to bo only conjecture.
General Pershing, who is In com
mand of tho American troops on tho
Mexican border, loft El Paso for 9an
Francisco Immediately on receipt of
news of tho tragody.
HEAVY WAR TAX ON LIQUORS.
France Expects to Gain Big Revenue
Paris. The minister of Finance Al
exandre Rlbot, has Introduced In tho
chamber of deputies a bill providing
for a comprchcustvn reform In tho
liquor trado. Tho measure contem
plates suppression of tho privileges on
Joyed by private individuals who aro
now perraittod to distill brandy from
their own fruits, and for an Increase
In tho tax on alcohol from 12 francs
C$2.40) to 25 francs a gallon. To this
Is addod n tax on consumption of 5
francH a gallon on appetizers and
Memoranda attached to tho bill con
tains an estlmato that If consumption
of tho nrtlclcs nlTcetod should do
crease by one-half tho government
would nevertheless recolvo Increased
rovenuo to tho amount of 10,000,000
Democratic Editors to Meet.
Lincoln President' J. M. Tanner and
Secretary Gone Walrath havo issued
a call for a mooting of tho Nebraska
Democratic. Editorial nHSoclatlon hero
Tuesday evening, Septembor 7. Tho
meeting will bo hold at tho LIndoll,
beginning at 5 p. m and at 6:110 the
assembled editors will sit down to a
supper. Arrangements will bo made,
If posslhlo, to havo ono of tho speak
ers scoured for "Wilson Day" at tho
state fair, address tho assembled ed
itors. A short program of toasts and
responses will bo arranged for the
Storm's Toll of Lives Lost.
Houston, Tex. According to a care
ful chocking up of all published figures
based on official statements from tho
cities and larger towns and localities
involved, and accounting for nil por
eons llBted as missing; who have subse
quently been found safe, the troplcnl
storm that visited tho Texas coast
took 276 Uvob, 200 on land and sixty
nlno on water. Tho same list shows
102 other persons still unaccounted
Drop Bombs Near Constantinople.
London. Bombardment of the out
skirts of Constantinople by a Russian
aeroplane squadron, resulting in the
doath or injury of forty-one persons,
is announced in a dispatch from Ath
ens to tho Central Nows. According
to these advices, tho attack was mado
on the Asiatic suburbs ot Constanti
nople. A number ot bombs were
dropped, throwing the peoplo into a
panic. Thirty Turks, eight Greeks and
three Armenians wcro killed or
Washington. Consul Sllllman nt
Vera Cruz has cabled the state depart
ment a communication from Jesus
Acuna, General Carrnnzn's foreign min
ister, asking that ho tna.nl ro whether
Secretary Lansing nnd tho Latin-American
dlpllmntsVncted In their ofllclal
or privnto capacities In nddreuRlng tho
recent nppoal to Mexican leadors for
a pcaco conforonco. This was tho first
word from tho Carraira government
oncernlng tho pan-American appeal,
and It was accepted as an indication
that the formal reply probably would
not be forthcoming for another 'week.
TWO SOULS WITH BUT
WILL PROTEST THE REPORT
GERMANS CAPTURE MAIN RUS
Missouri River Cities Want Reakyne
Report Set Aside No Intent
to Take Lives of
Western Nwni:ipir Union Nuws Horvlc.is.
London. Brest-LltovJi, tho main
Husslau fortress and concentration
center for tho Bug river lino of de
fense, Is now occupied by tho Austro
Germans. While tho Russians offered
stout resistance to tho Invaders dur
ing their upproach to tho fortress It Is
apparent that they did not attempt to
defend Brost-Lttovsk Itself, but evacu
ated it as they did Ossowetz In con
formity with their intention Indicated
In tho dispatches from Petrograd to
take up new positions further cast.
Tho Germans aro now in possession In
the whole lino of railway from Cholm
to Blalystok. Tho Russians having al
ready evacuated tho latter city, tho
lesser fortress of Grodno and Ollta
are now the only strongly defended po
sitions remaining In the hands of tho
Plan to Meet Disagreements.
Washington. Important develop
ments In tho relations between tho
United States and Germany havo fur
ther roduccd tho Intensity of tho situ
ation and woro taken to foreshadow a
declaration from Berlin on the subject
of submnrlno warfaro which would
eliminate that source of discord be
tween the two countries. Count von
Bernstorff. the German ambassador,
called upon Secretary Lansing and In
formed him that tho statement present
ed by direction of the Berlin foreign
office saying there was no Intent to
cause the loss of Amerlcnn lives when
tho Whlto Star liner Arable was de
stroyed was Intended to Imply that
German submarine commanders had
been ordered to attack no moro mor
chantment without warning.
TO PROTEST THE REPORT.
Missouri River Cities Hope to Have
Adverse Report Disregarded.
Kansas City, Mo. Tho army en
gineers river and harbor board nt
Washington, D. C, has notified Con
gressman Borland It would hold n
hearing nt Washington, October 12, on
on appeal from a recent report of
Lieutenant Colonel Deakyno that tho
Missouri river is not navigable and
cannot be mndo so except nt prohibi
tive cost. Tho appeal Is by cities of
tho river from St. Louis to Omaha.
They hope to get the board to dlsro
gard tho Deakyno report nnd npprove
a large appropriation for river lm-
I provoment work, nnd thus help boat
lines which have boon started nt Kan
sas City, Omnlia and other cities. If
tho fight is lost before the hoard It
will bo taken Into congress.
Big Pence Scheme.
London. A new "big pence Bchcmo"
Is holng developed In Berlin, according
to the Amsterdam correspondent of
teh Dally Chronicle. The scheme will
bo disclosed to tho world within a fort
night if German plans do not miscarry,
the correspondent says.
Washington. Valuation of cattlo.
horses and other nnlnmlB in llvo stock
shipping contracts made by forty-five
railroads west of Chicago "have been
declared to bo unjust and unreasonable
and ordered cancelled by the Inter
state cotnmerco commission.
Copenhagen. Germany has apolo
gized to Denmnrk for lolntlng Dan
ish neutrality In entering Danish ter
ritorial waters last week to shell the
British submarlno E-13. which went
aground. Tho Danish minister to Ror
lln has so notified tho government.
Lincoln, Neb. That Lincoln will
Borne day be choson as tho capital of
the United Stntea Is tho belief of Til
den Stearns, a St. Louis attorney, who
Is in tho eity on n brief visit. "This
country must sooner or later move Its
official center from tho effete Wash
ington," sad Mr. Stearns, "and noth
ing is moro natural thnn that when
that Btop bccomoB noccssnry tho i)i
proximnto centor of tho United States
bo selected for tho place, Lincoln
comes as near being tho center as any
other town. Likewise Ha name is in
A SINGLE THOUGHT
COLONEL ROOSEVELT CENSURES
Loud Demonstration Before Russian
Embassy In London Russians
Have Evacuated Town of
Western Newspaper Union News Servian.
Pluttsburg, N. Y. More than throo
thousand persons, Including, twelve
hundred members of tho military In
struction camp, burst Into wild and
prolonged upplauso here, when In tho
course of an address on military pre
paredness, Theodore Uooscvelt, former
prosident ot tho United States,
snapped at them these words:
"Don't applaud unless you feel it
burning sense of shamo becauso the
United States has not stood up for
In his nddress. Colonel Roosevelt
censured tho administration for Its at
titude In tho European situation and
strongly urged preparedness for war.
Tho surest way for a nation to In
vito disaster Is to be rich and un
armed, tho former president said. In
a statement mado at the railway sta
tion shortly before leaving for New
York, Colonel Roosovolt defended his
criticism of the administration's
course in the present situation.
ENGLISH PEOPLE CHEER NEWS.
Huge Demonstration Before Russian
London. The Russian nnval vic
tory In the Gulf of Riga was tho occa
sion of n notable congratulatory dem
onstration in front of the Russian em
bassy, In which members of the stock
exchange were tho lending spirits. An
Immense throng crowded Into the
squaro facing tho embassy and
cheered wildly until tho nmbassador j
and tho Countess Benckondorff up-
penred on the balcony. In nddresslng
a few words of thanks to the demon
strators, the ambassador remarked:
"God helping us, wo have had one
buccosr. Moro will come, bringing
pence to Russia nnd England nnd tin
Have Evacuated Blalystok.
London. According to tho Times'
Petrograd correspondent, the Russians
hnvo already evacuated Blalystok, but
will continue to hold Grodno until the
bulk of the armies of tho grand duko
havo reached their appointed positions
on the enst of Vllna.
An official report regarding recent
operations on the Galllpoll peninsula
sot nt rest rumors which havo been In
circulation for sovernl days crediting
British troops either with having cut
off or outflanked tho Turkish forces
opposod to them. Tho report stntes
that whllo the ground gained Is of
great value, the true objective has not
Winnipeg, Man. Charges that enor
mous over payments wore mado to the
contractors who erected the now par
liament buildings of the provlnco of
Mnnltobn; that these over payments
In part at lenBt were designed to pro
vide a campaign fund for tho recent
Roblin government, nnd thnt somo
members of that government were cog
nizant of what was going on, woro sus
tained In the report of tho royal com
mission which inquired into tho
Twenty-five Deaths per Day.
Mexico City. Deaths by Btarvatlon
continue In this city and most con
Borvatlvo estimates placo them at
twenty-five n day. A visit to tho vari
ous hospttnls by n representative of
tho Amorlcan Red Cross disclosed that
for tho first threo days of August
twenty deaths from starvation were
recorded. This number did not Include
the many who died In the strcots from
lack of food. Six death certificates
attributed starvation aB tho cause.
During tho month of July, 1,856 deaths
woro registered In Mexico City.
Bulgaria to Be Neutral.
Berlin. Ofllclal circles horo claim
receipt qf positive Information from
both Sofia nnd Constantinople that Bul
garia nnd Tin key hnvo signed nn
agreement insuring Bulgaria's neutral
ity. Official statements given out In
both Sofia and Constnntluoplo, It was
stated, proved the definite falluro of
tho allies' attempt to bring Bulgaria
Into tho war. Turkoy has gratitod
Bulgaria tho direct railway connec
tion to tho sea desired by tho Sofia
UNITED 8TATES BECOME8 A
GIANT IN EXPORTS.
CHINA MAY BUY SUBMARINES
Mongolians Negotiating Purchase of
Submarines England May Take
Over Coal Mining
Western Newspaper Union News Sen Ice
Washington. ExportB of tho prod
nets of American farms and factorlcE
in July valued at $2(57,978,980 wore
tho greatest over recorded In that
month. Tho nearest approach of the
now record was made In July, 1913,
when American shipments abroad
reached $160,990,778. Tho trade bal
ance for tho month tho excess of ex
ports over Imports was $124,879,370,
compared with a balance of $21,929,005
in July, 1913. Ono year ago In July ox
ports woro less than Imports by moro
Kxportn for the first seven months
of tho year valued at $1,959,787,495
gavo a balance of trndo In favor of
the United States only n llttlo short
of one billion dollnrs. Tho total was
$900,878,054, compared with $60.3S8,
789 In tho first seven months of 1914.
July Imports were vnlucd at $143,
099.C20. compared with $159,077,921
last year; for tho seven months, $1,
OSS, 009.4 11, against $1,140,093,373 one
May Take Over Coal Mines.
London. Fear that tho Welsh coai
stilko may spread to the Important
coal regions of England has Increased
the prospect that tho government may
be forced to take over control of all
the coal mines for operation for tho
remainder of tho year.
Ofllclals let It bo known that tho
government will not tolerate a closing
down of tho colllerlos becauso tho mill
owners nnd tho men cannot ugrco to
tcrmB. If tho conferences to ho held
hero this week fall to ond thu disputes,
the government Is expected to serve
notico on the operators that If they
fail to como to terms with tho men
within a fow days, the mines will bo
taken over under the "defense of tho
realm" act without waiting for tho
next meeting of parliament early In
CHINA MAY BUY SUBMARINES.
Reported to Be Negotiating for Pur
chase of a Hundred.
New York. Financial circles here
are interested in a rumor that tho
Chinese commission of naval experts
recently sent to this country were ne
gotiating for the purchaso of 100 sub
marines nt a total cost of $75,000,000.
While tho representatives of ono Now
England submarine building company
admitted that somo ot tho Chinese had
inspected his plant, ho denied that any
contract has yet been signed.
Greeks Protest Turkish Outrages.
Athens. Greece's threatened em
broilment with Turkey overshadows
all other news from Balkan capitals.
Premier Vcnizclos held Informal con
ferences with members of the news
ministry nnd It is reported that the
draft ot a noto protesting against
Turkish outrages against Greeks in
Asia Minor was gono over. Tho noto
probably will bo dispatched next week.
If Turkey ignores tho Greek repro
Bentatlons, severanco of diplomatic re
lations Is deemed probable. That a
diplomatic break would bo followed by
declarations of war is almost n cer
tainty. Gold Flowing Into French Treasury.
Paris. Gold continues to flow into
tho Bank of Franco at tho rate of 90.
000,000 francs a week. Two and a
halt million francs havo been received
thus far from the reconquorcd part of
AlBaco. Tho now 25 franc and 5 franc
bonds put on sale last week havo given
a fresh impotUB to tho movement
among tho working classes for Invest
ment In wnr loans and Btnrtcd a flood
of touching letters from children who
wished to empty their savings banks
into tho public treasury.
Proclamation of Neutrality.
Washington. President Wilson has
signed a proclamation giving notico of
the neutrality of tho United Stntes In
tho war between Italy and Turkey.
Tho proclamation followed tho lines ol
tho others already Issued.
Lincoln, Neb. Adjutant General
Hall nnd other ofllcors of the national
guard roturnlng from Crete, where the
Fifth regiment camp waa held, ex
pressed much satisfaction over the
succesB of tho camp. "Tho drill waB
excellent and tho aeroplane features
added much to tho camp," said tho ad
jutant general. Tho guard Is now pre
paring for policing the Btato fair
grounds during fair week. Captain
Brown of Hastings and Captain Todd
of Omaha will havo chnrgo of tho day
and night forces on tho grounds at
Unlvorslty Place, Nob. Mrfl. Mamie
M. Claflln has issued tho following an
nouncement to members of tho No
brnskn Dry Federation:
"In vlow of tho mngnltudo of tho
coming mooting of tho Nebraska Dry
Federation, It has boon thought best
to call together tho 200 men and wo
men who hnvo Blgned tho call for this
great mooting on Soptombor 29 and 30.
Honco this committee is nskod to
moot at tho Y. M. C. A., Omaha, Sop
tombor 7, at 10 o'clock, to consider a
program and other necessary prelim
BRIEF NEW8 OF NEBRASKA
Hyannls will celebrato Home day,
Humboldt Odd Fellows nro, laying
plans for n new homo.
Owing to Inability to secure a
speaker, "Wilson day" at the Btato fair
will probably bo abandoned.
The democratic state editorial as
sociation will hold Its annual meeting
in Lincoln, September 7.
Frank Cllne, proprietor of a "Boft
drink'' emporium at Elm Creek, Is un
der arrest, charged with selling the
A wrestling match between Joo
Steelier, and Dr. Rollor may bo nr
ranged for tho entertainment of state
The Lincoln postofflce has received
authority from tho department to
ngnln give a parcel post demonstration
at the state fair.
J. A. Yager, president of the state
horticultural Boclcty, Kays Nebraska
has the largest apple croo in the his
tory of tho state.
M. M. Wilson was seriously Injured
when he was thrown through tho
wind Bhleld of his car In an auto col
lision at Lincoln.
Carl Gravert, living near Broken
Bow, vas attacked by a vlciius hog
and seriously torn and mangled by tho
Cuming county now enjoys the dis
tinction of being one of the very few
counties In Nebraska that arc com
pletely out of debt.
Robert Molonc, for thirty yearn n
resident of Lincoln nnd well known
over the stato, Is dend at his home
of Bright's disease.
Thayer county's new $5,000 agricul
tural building will be dedicated the
first day of tho fair, August 31. Gov
ernor Morehead will deliver the nd
dress. A South Omaha firm hns Just made
n contract)' to furnish $1,000,000 worth
of horHes to the French government
Tho order must bo filled In ninety
An automobile belonging to Mont
Shrader, a liveryman of Weeping Wn-
ter, caught fire on tho road near that
place nnd was burned to n mass of
Thomas Sargent of Cortland was
badly burned when a enn of gasoline
exploded as he was carrying It from
a building thnt he had discovered to
bo on flro.
Petitions, signed by 3.650 voters,
protesting ngalnst the operation of tho
Jitney traffic regulation Omaha ordi
nance, havo been received by tho city
Mrs. Nora King, 38 years old was
found dead in bed nt Lincoln, with her
2-year-old son clasped tightly In her
arms. Poison tablets were found on
a Btand nearby.
The Lincoln Brass Foundry has been
given a contract to furnish $2,500,000
worth of brass cnstlng for shrapnel
shells for one of tho belligerent coun
tries of Europe.
Miss Viola Weeks of Lincoln was
seriously Injured in a constor car col
lision at a locnl pleasuro resort. Her
splno was badly hurt and her lower
Richard Hughes of Nemaha county
has successfully grown a half dozen
Spanish pimento plants. It is said this
Is the first time tho plant has been
grown in this Btnta.
Miss Lucy Grlswold, 80, for twenty
five years a teacher In "Frcmorft'fl
schools, and who afterward served as
a member of the board of education,
is dead at her homo there.
Notico hns been sent from tho pos
tal department at Washington that
nfter September 1 fourth class mall
matter shall not be registered but may
be Insured against loss equal to tho
The agricultural extension service of
the university farm haB just com
pleted arrangements for tho-holding of
a week'B agricultural course at Sar
gent from Octobor 4 to 8 Inclusive. The
sessions will be devoted to a study of
colls, grains, farm buildings and equip
ment, and homo economics.
Because ho was six feet and a half
tall I.ars Selmudfien was "turned
down" by a recruiting officer at Om
nha. The hammocks on war vessels
wont hold a man that long.
W. H. Henry is In nn Omaha hos
pltal Buffering from a complete Iobs of
memory, tho result of an Injury re
ceived when he was thrown from a
buggy In which ho was driving.
When George II. Haller, at Omnhn,
looked up nnd found himself staring
Into tho muzzles of throe rovolvors,
ho decided to do ns a trio of hlghwr.y
men requested and put up his hands.
Ho was relloved of $4.
W. H. Hahn was Instantly killed
when a Missouri Pacific train struck
him, near Eagle.
Mrs. O. B. Franks, or Omaha, fs In
a critical condition from blood poison
ing, tho result of a scratch from a
wire "fly swatter."
State Veterinarian Anderson has
tosted 1.602 horses In five counties of
tho stato and finds twenty-eight af
fected with douralno. Three cases
wcro unccrtnln. Tho counties nre
Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas and
Blaine. Tho state pays two-thlrdB ot
tho value of tho horses killed because
of tho disease.
Mrs. Phillip Rhln was pnlnfully
bruised when Bho stopped between tho
rafters in tho nttlc of her homo nt
riattsmouth and plunged through tho
celling Into tho room below. .
Despondency over unrequited lovo
was responsible for tho forging of n
check for $12.50 by Eyl King, a Lin
coln colored boy. Payment was ro
fused," and lovo Is still ngnnwln'.
Art treasures, aggregating $107,000
in vnluo, will bo exhibited at tho Ne
braska stato fair, September 6-11.
State fair patrons hnvo never boforo
been given an oportunity to aeo those
AT STATE HOUSE
ARTHUR COUNTY OMITTED FROM
NEWS OF THE STATE HOUSE
Items of General Interest Gathered
From Reliable Sources at
Wes'tern Newspaper Union Nows Service.
Attorney General Reed's opinion de
claring tho offices of Btato railway
commissioners to be vacant becauso
they havo not filed an official bond,
was the causo of much comment nt
the stato house and of much specula
tion, but it Is now regarded by tho
best informed state ofllcialn as a good
Joke. It has transpired that his opin
ion Is based on tho assumption that
tho constitutional nmendmont creating
tho railway commission is not a part
of article flvo of tho constitution, nnd
it Is beginning to dawn upon every
one that tho commissioners are not
required to comply with that flection
of ;.rtIclo llvo which snya all ofllcerB
mentioned in this article nhnll give a
bond. The rallwny commissioners are
not mentioned In "this" article five.
They were created by an amendment
to tho constitution that docs not
amend any section or article. Tho
nmendmont creating tho railway com
mission is an addition to tho stnto
constitution, but somo recent statute
compilers havo placed tho amend
ment In article five.
Arthur County Was Omitted.
Tho omission of Arthur county from
tho Judicial apportionment bill passed
b tho last legislature has been dis
covered and is cnusing trouble. T. F.
Barnes of Holdrege, an attorney, call
ed at the attorney genoral'B ofllcc to
teport that ho hnd a lawsuit In pros
pect In Arthur county in tho district
court, but Judge Grimes of tho Thir
teenth district, has expressed doubt
ns to his Jurisdiction hecnusc Arthur
county was omitted from tho list ot
counties comprising thnt district. Tho
apportionment bill ns It finally passed
the legislature was Intended to trans
fer Cuming and Stanton counties from
tho Eighth district to tho Ninth dis
trict, nnd give tho Ninth ono addi
tional Judge, mnking two Judges for
the Ninth instead of one. No changes
were Intended in any othor judicial
district, but by mistako Arthur coun
ty was omitted from tho Thirteenth
The stato fair to bo held Soptembei
6-11 provides a splendid opportunity
for a week's outing which is superior
to any othor chance you may have dur
ing the year, Securo a tent, prices for
which will be found elsewhere in this
paper, and write to V. Arnold, Vcrdon,
Neb., for a location,. A Bplondid camp
ing ground is located within tho fair
grounds enclosure, nnd tho only charge
for snmo is $2.00 for a soason ticket,
which each porson over tho ngo of
twelvo must havo. Children under
twelve are admitted frco of charge.
Why not camp for a week and visit the
wonderful Nebraska Btato fair, tho
state institutions nnd tho city of Lin
coln? The fish exhibit In chnrgo of Supt.
O'Brien will bo woll worth Booing this
year. Now aquariums have been
built to prevent tho breaking of the
glass with tho consequent loss of fish.
The now aquariums aro so built thnt
tho weight of tho fish and tho forco
of their movements will not break the
glass. By all means see tho fishery ex
hibits this year.
Must Not Shoot Plover.
Recently tho agricultural depart
ment nt Washington notified State
Game Warden Rutonhock that under a
new ruling of the department doves
are not protected by tho federal gnme
regulations, but that plover are pro
tected. A moro recent notice from the
department received by tho stato gam
warden says tho government regula
tions protect upland plover continuous
ly up to September 1. 1918, a period
of threo years. Mr. Rutenbeck is of
tho opinion thnt this ruling will prac
tically shut off plover shooting In this
slate, becauso tho upland plovor is
about the only kind that can bo found
In Nebraska. Tho dopartment at Wash
ington haB decided that tho upland
plovor Is a shore bird, although it is
soldom seen in Nebraska except upor
dry hillsides or meadow land, far from
The state food commission has re
ceived a report from Merna, stating
that Ira Harris, charged with having
for snlo a quantity of beverage known
as "Golden Robin," pleaded guilty
nnd wns lined $25 and costs, Golden
Robin is tho so-called near boor which
contains alcohol. Ono sample ot Har
ris' stock contained 2.45 per cent al
cohol and another 5.2 por cent alco
hol, Secretary of Stato Pool has received
word from tho general headquartcrB
of tho Rock Island railroad at Chi
cago that it proposes to Btand pat
on tho payment of $2,500 occupation
tax which tho secretary of stato is
domondlng, Tho Rock Inland tendered
Pool n check for $550, which ho re
fused to accept. Officials of tho road
claimed It should bo taxed only upon
tho amount of capital stock repre
senting an actual investment in this
Btato. All of tho othor linns operat
ing In Nebraska havo paid the $3,500
tax provided for
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