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AMERICANS SLAIN ON BORDER
Mexican Bandit Again Active In the
Brownivllle Region English
Western Newepai-'r Urilon .S'cwh Service.
Washington. Strnlncd relations be
tween tho United Stutes and Germany
over submarine wurfuro apparently
passed Into hlHtury Wednesday after
Count von Ucrnstorff, tho German am
bassador, Informed Secretary Lansing
la wrltitiK that prior to the sinking of
tho Arabic his government had decid
ed that Kb submarine!) should sink no
more liners without warning. Oral as
surances to this effect had been given
by the ambassador last week.
Speaking for tho German foreign of
fice, he Infonncd'thtt state department
that henceforward tho kaiser's sub
marine tnothods will conform to Amor
lea's Interpretation of international
Thoro will bo no more unwnrned at
tacks on merchant ships. Vessels sus
pected of carrying contraband will be
visited and searched before being do
Btroyed. Their crewB and passengers
will be given every opportunity to
"Liners will not bo sunk by our sub
marines without warning and without
afety of ltvoa of non-combatants, pro
vided that tho liners do not try to es
cape or offer resistance"
Tho question of tho reparation for
the Americans who lost their lives
en the Lusltania, the Arabic and other
hips which have boon torpedoed prob
ably will be the next stop In the pro
ceeding. Secretary Lansing has
steadfastly refused to discuss tho
Lusltania caso with the German am
bassador until the Arabic incident was
Msposed of. Now, It is bollovcd, the
way has been opened for considering
Brownsville, Tex. Mexican bandits,
after more than two weeks' compara
tive quiet along the frontier, have
burst into action anew, killing two
Americans, burning considerable prop
erty, stealing live stock and suffering
the loss ol ono of their own number
in running fights with United States
troops, eleven miles north of this city.
The Americans killed were Karl "Don
aldson, a farmer who camo to this
country two weeks ago from Fnyotte,
Mo., and J. M. Smith, an ongtne tender,
who, with Stanley DoddB, a contractor,
was doing concreto work at an irriga
tion canal pumping plant.
Depreciation of English Gold.
Now York. Tho tremendous export
trado of tho United States, in which
this country leads tho world for tho
first time, is imperilled by an alarm
ing drop in foreign oxchango rates,
notably sterling. At the close of bust
ness Tuesday night tho English pound
brought only $4J.5V4 In American
.money. This la n drop from Its nor
mnl vnluo of !U4 cents; from its valuo
August 1 of 20)i eonts. and from its
juotatlon Monday night of rift cents, n
twenty-four hour break In valuo with
out precedent. It marked the lowest
value yet recorded In an oxcltcd mar
ket. Coal Products Go to Waste.
New York. Not only tho uyestuff
ilttiatlon, but every phase of tho chem
ical Industry will be, taken up by
agents of thu department of commerce
sent horo by Secretary Redfleld to in
vpstlgato conditions In those trades
caused by the war. Thomas II. Nor
ton, tho chief Investigator, who begun
work hero, sold:
"We nre anxious to loarn how wo
can utilize tho coal industry, in which
we arc now wiiBtlng products worth
Paris Four Turkish transports hnvo
been torpedoed by Hrltlsh submarines.
Announcement to this offoct was mado
here officially and tho report winds up
"In tho Dardanelles tho last week
of August has heon culm throughout
on tho southern front. In tho north
ern zono Itrltlsh troops dollvered sue
cessful attacks, which put them in pos
session of n hillock to the west of
Buvuk Aanafarta, which had been con
Russians Claim Heavy Victory.
Potrograd Successful Itusslnn conn.
ter attacks on a wide front In tho
Strlpt river district, eastern Gallcia,
are reported in a Russian statement
given out hero. Tho Russians claim
to have captured 3,000 prisoners, thirty
cannon and thirty-four machine guns.
Victims of Sunken Submarine.
Honolulu. A number of bodies of
ibe twenty-two men who wont down In
the submarine F-4, March 25, and
whioh is being brought to tho surface,
were found entangled in tho wreckage.
Work Stops for Pershing Funerals.
Cheyenne, Wyo. Funeral services
for the late Mrs. John J. Pershing and
throe young daughters, who perished
in u Are at Presidio, Cal., last week,
were held horo Tuesday, Bishop N. S,
Thomas officiating. Commercial ac
tivity in all of tho largo Wyoming
towns was to cease during tho serv
ices out of respect to tho decoasod.
At Lako View cemetery one grave had
been prepared to receive the four
bodies following the ceremonies at 4
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MORE TROOPS FOR BORDER
SUBMARINE COMMANDERS CLAIM
ALIBI IN ARABIC
Three Regiments of Soldiers Sent to
Patrol Mexican Border Postal
Department Making Big
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Berlin. Tho German admiralty has
advanced tho suggestion that tho sub
marine which may havo torpedoed tho
steamer Arabic possibly had foundered
or had beon sunk by the British. A
high official of the admiralty, in again
declaring that absolutely no newB on
the sinking of the Arabic was as yet
"Would It not bo lamontablo it the
submarine should have been lost and
wo should never loam what hap
pened? Soon after tho Arabic sank,
I said we should In all probability
have tho details by the end of August,
or early in September at the latest.
Most of our boats which were on the
west coast of England at tho time
have now returned, but nono so far
knows anything about tho Arabic.
"It probably would be possible
within a very short tlmo I cannot
say precisely how many days to tell
whother our apprehensions are cor
rect." Postal Department Making Big Profit.
Washington The United States gov
ernment Is making a handsome profit
on International postal money orders
as a result of the prevailing low ex
change rates on foreign currency in
Amerlcnn markets. Assistant Post
master General Dockery said that tho
business was particularly profitable
now, not only with Knglaud, but nil tho
belligerent nations with whom ordors
aro being exchanged.
"Money order exchanges with Euro
pean nations," Mr. Dockery said, "arc
enormously In our favor. We aro soil
ing inuny more orders than wo tiro
cashing, and tho business operates to
our advantnge with nearly all tho bel
MORE TROOPS FOR BORDER.
Three Regiments Sent to Protect the
Washington. Two regiments of In
fantry and ono of cavulry havo been
ordered from Galveston to reinforce
American troops patrolling the Mexi
can border. Secretary Garrison an
nounced that the war department was
Rending tho additional forces at tho
request of Major General Funston.
commanding tho border patrol. Tho
secretary explulned that no emergency
existed at this time so far ns ho knew,
and Indicated that the troop move
ments comprised merely a part of a
general plan evolved by General Funs
ton for strengthening Ills positions.
Lincoln, Nob. Benjamin Darling,
private In the Nebraska national guard
hospital corps, died from blood poison
ing at the Spartn, Wis., camp Sun
day, according to word received horo
by General Hall.
Kansas Crops Were Overestimated.
Topeka, Kan. J. C. Mohler. secre
tary of tho Btato board of agricul
ture, has estimated the Kansas wheat
yield for this year at 98,000,000 bush
els, as against an estimate of 115,000,
000 bushels In July and 128,700,000 In
June. Continued rains that made lm
posBlblo tho harvesting of the Kansas
wheat were hold responsible for the
big loss In the state's crop production.
Corn conditions aro unchanged, tho
report continuing to estimate tho yield
at 149,482,000, as against a yield of
87,338,272 in 1914.
To Increase Army and Navy,
Washington. Secretary Garrison
has directed tho wur college to submit
plans for securing additional regular
army olllcers and a corps of reserve
officers both for tho regular army nnd
for a volunteer army or any other
forces which they may appraise. Stops
wore taken with a view of recom
mendations to congress at its coming
session. Secretary Daniels is also ex
pocted to rocommend additional of
ficers for tho navy, regardless of tho
building program yet to be decided
8moke from Blazing Timber Makes
Navigation Perilous Mexican
General Slain In Border
Western Newspaper Union News Service
El Paso, Tex. General PuBcunl
Orozco, prominent military leader of
Mcxico'B many revolutions of the last
Hvo years, was klllod Monday in a fight
with posses of American civilians, cus
toms olllcers and troops of the Thir
teenth United States cavalry, accord
ing to government reportH received
horo. Tho battlo took place in Green
river canyon, off tho High Lonesome
mountains In Culbcrtson county, Tex
as, following a raid on tho Dick Lovo
ranch. Orozco nnd four companions
wero pursued from tho Sierra Blancn
country Into tho foothills. The last of
tho band died at dusk.
FOREST FIRES ON THE COAST.
Reported All the Way from Vancouver
to Mexican Line.
San Francisco. Forest fires aro re
ported along the Pacific slope from
Vancouver to the Mexican lino and
oaBt to Idaho. None was large, but
all scemod stubborn. For the most
part tho fires threatened watersheds
rather than standing timber. Smoke
from the fires clouded Puget sound
until navigation wob perilous, two
boats having Buffered within a week,
ono grounded and the other run down
at her wharf.
Many fires are burning in Oregon.
Several started by lighting In the
vicinity of Medford, several days ago,
still are giving trouble, and a dozen
were roported from Bend. Hood River,
on tho Columbia river, reported u bad
flro under control along the Columbia,
and Rosburg Area Btlll burning after
destroying timber unci grain.
German Admirer Kisses Commoner.
Wichita, Kan. Stirred by an elo
quont peace appeal, John Garbor, a big
German farmer living near Murdock,
Kan., kissed W. J. Bryan at tho con
clusion of tho former secretary's ad
dross at Kingman Frldny. Surprised
by tho suddenness of tho act, tho col
onel had no opportunity to sidestep
and when the klBs had been planted
squarely on tho commoner's mouth, he
backed away, blushing llko a girl.
ChcerB nnd hnndelapplng by 3,000
who saw tho kiss allowed Bryan to
rocovor his composuro.
Athens. Greece's threatened em
brollmcnt with Turkey ovorshndows
all other news from Balkan capitals.
Premier Vcntzelos held informal con
ferences with members of tho news
ministry and It is reported that tho
draft of a note protesting against
Turkish outrages against Greeks In
Asia Minor was gone over. The noto
probably will bo dispatched next week.
Revolutionary Movement in Portugal.
Lisbon Tho minister of tho Interior,
Dr. Sllvn, announcod In tho national
council that a monarchlal movement
ltnd broken out In northern Portugal.
Tho barracks of a roglmont of Infantry
at Gulmaraes, twelve miles southeast
of Bragn, had boen attacked and many
persons had beon wounded. Dr. Sllvn
said the government had token various
precautions. Arms and bombs had
been seized. Tho railway bridge at
Trofa had been dynamited, but trains
aro still ablo to cross.
Insanity Among Italian Reservists.
Naplos. Nfncteon Italian reservists,
rocallcd to tho colors from America,
went Insane on tho trip to port aboard
tho White Star liner Canoplc, which
arrlvod hero Tuesday. Worry over
their possible fate at tho firing lino is
supposed to have been the cause.
Masons Gather at San Francisco,
San Francisco, Cal. Masons from
all parts of tho United States are hero
to attend the two Masonic conventions
that aro to be held in the city this
San Francisco. William Howard
Taft pleaded the cause of the Ameri
can Red Cross at exercises celebrating
"Red Cross day" at tho Panama-Pacific
exposition. Ho urged a member
ship of millions, more funds and neu
trality in giving. Ho praised Ameri
cans for tho ready response to calls
for relief funds when the European
war began, but' deprecated tho fact
that two-thirds of tho funds given were
disbursed by relief bodies organized
on the spur of tho moment, whllo the
Red Cross stood ready with a trained
organization to do the work.
FI ON AEROPLANE
AMERICANS AND MEXICANS
FIGHT AT LONG RANGE.
OPTIMISTIC OVER SITUATION
Official Circles Pleased with Negotia
tions In Submarine Matters
Germans Capture Russian
Western Newspaper Union News Servioa.
Brownsville, Tex. Mexicans on the
Mexican sldo of tho Rto Grande Frl
day II red nearly a hundred shotB at an
American army aeroplane flying ovet
Brownsville, and then turned their
guns agaliiBt a squad of American sol
diers on guard at tho Brownsville elec
tric light plant. When tho firing start
ed the soldiers got behind shelter and
returned tho flro. There were no cas
ualties. Lieutenants Joseph G. Mor
row and B. Q. Jones were In tho aero
plane. This Is the second tlmo recent
ly that a United States army aero
plane has been fired upon.
United States soldiers at Los Tull
tos ranch, twenty miles north of here,
have captured ten Mexicans, strang
ers In the neighborhood and supposed
to bo members of raiding gangs.
Grodno Fot tress Surrenders.
Petrogrnd. The fortress of Grodno,
last of tho three Russian strongholds
gunrding tho Nlemen river line, has
been surrendered to tho Gcrmnns, but
tho city ltscir romnins In the hands of
the Slavs. The Germans forced a
breach In tho outer forta by a olnstlng
bitl!!ery flro, followod by Infantry
charges. The position of the garrisons
in. tho other forts were untenablo and
they thoreforo crossed tho river, after
destroying tho bridges. Mcanwhllo
tho RusBlan lines aro being reformed
east of tho city. Practically all the
heavy guns In tho fortress wero dis
mantled or destroyed beforo tho gar
rlBona withdrew and the German!
found llttlo vnluablo booty.
0PTIMI8TIC ON 8ITUATION.
German Official Circles Pleased with
Berlin. Official circles in Berlin
treat the negotiations now in progress
with tho United States on the subma
rine problem as highly confidential,
and this makes it moro difficult to ob
tain any authoritative information or
to transmit tho views held in various
quarters. Tho highest officials, never
theless, aro not adverse to admitting
that they regard the situation with
optimism an optimism based on a
knowledge of the instructions which
have been Issued and tho development
hore which probably will facilitate tho
task of negotiations.
Count von Bernstorff, tho German
ambassador at Washington, it is un
derstood, Is in possession of fairly
wide-reaching authority to negotiate
for a settlement of tho submarine
question, nnd it is believed that the
proposals ho Is authorized to mako
will strike at tho heart of tho problem
as nffectlng tho United States. They
provide for Immunity from attack
without warning for passenger steam
era which tiro to bo destroyed, only
nfter being halted and full opportunity
linn been given thu passengers and the
crows to embark from tho ljnors in
Find No One to Indict for Lynching.
Marietta, Ga. Tho Cobb county
grand Jury hns reported that If has
been unablo to And enough evidence
after a two days' examination of wit
nesses to Indict anyone for the lynch
ing of Leo M. Frank. Tho report
"Wo havo found soveral clues, but
we hnvo been unable to find an yon 0
who could Identify nny party. Wo
havo done our best, under our oath,
nnd we regret to state that we havo
been unable to find enough evldcnco
to indict nuyono for this crime."
May Have Been the Submarine.
Washington. Boarlng out reports
thnt tho German submarine which
sank the 'Arabic had herself boon sunk,
Btato department officials havo re
vealed thnt n report was received from
Ambassador Page at London tho day
after the sinking of tho steamer, indi
cating that a German submarino hnd
been destroyed near the sceno of tho
Washington. Plans for having im
mediately available for tho nation's
sorvlco in time of war associations or
societies, brldgo builders, electricians,
telegraphers and othor trained experts
In civil life, nre being worked out at
tho army war collego in connection
with tho general reorganization
schemo now being studied.
Sierra Blanco, Tox. A report re
received here states that 100 Mexicans
have crossed the border in the neigh
borhood of Hot Springs, El Paso
Report of Further Russian Losses.
London. Tho minor fortress of
Lutsk, which, with those of Dubno and !
Rovno, forms a fortified triangle on
Russian territory just north of tho 1
Gallclan frontier, has been captured by
tho Austrlans. nccordlng to the official
roport from Vienna. It Is in this di
rection that tho Austro-German offen
sive has boen the most aggressive dur
ing the past few days, the object being
to separato the Russian army which
has been retroatlng through the Pripet
marshes from that operating in Gall-cla.
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Humboldt Odd Fellows are laying
plans for a new home.
Tho democratic stato editorial as
sociation will hold its annual mooting
in Lincoln, September 7.
Over a hundred members were in at
tendance at the Van Wyo family re
union at Folrbury InBt week.
Hastings hns launched plans for the
South Platte exposition to bo held at
that placo October 11 to 1C.
Owing to Inability to socuro a
speaker, "Wilson day" at tho stato fair
will probably bo abandoned.
Four attempts were made to break
out of tho Dodge county jail by pris
oners during tho past week.
B. L. Harris has Just finished harvest
ing forty acres ot rye that averaged
thirty-five bushels to tho acre.
Nebraska Iiob attained over 1,000
banks, etnto and national, passing tho
1,000 mark in tho last few days.
Orvllle, 2-year-old son of Herbert
Vandeveego of Bayard, fell Into a stock
tank whllo at play and was drowned.
Frank Cllne, proprietor of a "soft
drink" emporium at Elm Creek, is un
der arrest, charged with selling the
A wrestling match between Joo
Stechor and Dr. Roller mtiy be ar
ranged for the entertainment of stato
Volunteer labor will erect the taber
naclo at Beatrice. In which the union
revival services will be held, beginning
The Lincoln postofflco has received
authority from tho department to
again give n parcel post demonstration
at tho state fnlr.
Carl Gravert, living near Broken
Bow, wnB attacked by a vicious hog
and sorlously torn and mangled by the
Cuming county now enjoys tho dis
tinction of being ono of tho very few
counties in Nebraska that are com
pletely out of debt.
Robert Malonc, for thirty years a
resident of Lincoln and well known
over the state, is dead at his home
of Bright'n disease.
George M. Sandusky of Sterling, an
inspector in the office of tho stato Are
wardon, hna been appointed post
master at Sterling.
"We want 250 cars for our excursion
to the state fair on Omaha day, Sep
tember 9," is the slogan adopted by
the Omaha Auto club.
(Potato raisers in Dodge county are
unable to harvest their crop, and the
yield, which promised to be a humnor
ler rotting in tho ground.
Frank Apfelbek, a retired farmer
living at Wilber. took rat biscuits, pro
sumably with suicidal intent, and died
from the effect of the poison in a few
Thayer county's new $5,000 agricul
tural building will be dedicated the
first day of the fair, August 31. Gov
ernor Morehead will deliver tho ad
dress. A South Omaha firm has Just made
a contract to furnish $1,000,000 worth
of horses to the French government.
The order must be filled in ninety
An automobile belonging to Mont
Shrader, a liveryman of Weoplng Wa
ter, caught fire on tho road near that
place and was burned to a mass ot
ThomaB Sargent of Cortland was
badly burned when a can of gasoline
exploded ns ho was carrying it from
a building thnt ho had discovered to
be on fire.
A spread of glanders Is feared, with
numerous reports of outbreaks of tho
horso disease In vnrlous parts of the
stato which have boen coming into the,
office of the state veterinarian.
General John Pershing, whose fam
ily perished In a fire in San Francisco,
was well known to many Nebraskans,
he having been at one tlmo command
ant of tho stato university cadets.
lA septic Infection growing from a
small pimple on his forehead caused
the sudden death or Benjamin II.
Darling a Lincoln man, at the camp of
instruction for field hospitals of the
national guard at Spartn, Wis.
Mrs. Nora King. 38 years old was
found dead in bed at Lincoln, with her
2-year-old son clasped tightly in her
nrms. Poison tablets were found on
a stand nearby.
The Lincoln Brass Foundry has boen
given n contract to furnish $2,500,000
worth of brass casting for shrapnel
shells for one of tho belligerent coun
tries of Europe.
Tho fall festival to havo beon given
at Beatrice by tho recently organized
"Nights of Gageco" hns been called off
for this year owing to the Inability of
tho promoters to secure the closing of
etreots on which to hold a carnival.
Richard Hughes of Nemaha county
has successfully grown a half dozen
Spanish pimento plants. It Is said this
is tho first time tho plant has been
grown in this stato.
Miss Lucy Grlswold, 80, for twenty
five years a teacher in Fromorit's
schools, and who afterward served as
u member of the board of education,
la dead at her home there.
Notice has been sent from the pos
tal department vat Washington that
after September 1 fourth class mail
matter shall not be registered but may
be Insured against loss equal to the
W. H. Hahn was Instantly killed
when a Missouri Pacific train struck
him, near Eagle.
Mrs. Phillip Rhin was painfully
bruised when sho stopped between tho
rafters in tho attic of her home at
Plattsmouth nnd plunged through tho
celling into tho room below.
The agricultural extension service of
tho university farm has Just com
pleted arrangements for the holding of
a week's agricultural course at Sar
gent from October 4 to 8 inclusive. The
sessions will be devoted to a study of
soils, grains, farm buildings and equip
lent, and borne economics.
WILL ADJUST OVERSIGHT OF LAST
NEWS OF THE STATE HOUSE
Items of General Interest Gathered
From Reliable Sources at
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Iegal steps to correct an oversight
of the last legislature In omitting
lATthur county from tho Thirteenth
Judicial district were taken when ap
plication wns mado to Chief Justice
Morrlssey of tho Nebraska Bupremo
court for a temporary restraining
order in a suit commenced tbero. The
order was Issued and the caso sot by
Judge Morrlssey to bo heard In the dis
trict court of Arthur-county on' October
1, at Arthur. Judge H. M. Grimes of
North Platto who is tho presiding
magistrate of the Thirteenth district,
had previously declined tb grant a re
straining order because the legislature,
in passing a now judicial apportion
ment bill to give tho Ninth district an
additional Judge, had unwittingly failed
to Include Arthur in tho list of counties
comprising the Thlrteennth.
County Fair Dates.
W. H. Smith, secretary of tho Ne
braska Association of Fair Managers,
has Issued tho following list of count.
fair dates, with tho secretary's name
Sidney. ('. 8. Itadcllffe, secretary, Sep
lliitte. II. II. Story, secretary, Sep
Lincoln, A. H. Smith, secretary, Sep
Gordon, N. Cochran, secretary, Septem
Lincoln State Fnlr. W. It. Mellor, sec
retary, September 6-10.
Atnsworth, 11. E. Osbor.i, secretary,
NellKh, S. D. Thornton, Jr., secretary,
Clay Center, n. A. Byrklt, secretary,
Broken Dow. Emery F. Bush, secretary,
Chadron. .1. F. Lawrence, secretary.
Lexington. B. C. Van Horn, secretory,
Scrlbner, Henry Boll, secretary, Septem
IU-nkelman. Dan L. Ough, secretory.
Geneva. II. P. Wilson, secretary, Sep
Franklin, Jesse II. Naden, secretary,
September 14-17. ..
Grand Island. Dan C. Brown, secretary,
Alma, C. E. Alter, secretary, September
Culhertson, J. A. Kirk, secretary, Sep
Chamber. H. F. Dyke, secretary, Sep
Mlmlen. L. A. Dasher, secretary, Sep
OKalalla, T. L Dutch, secretary, Sep
Creljchton. C. Schroeder, secretary, Sep
Madison, S. C. Blackman, secretary.
Clark. W. D Abel, secretary, Septem
Pawnee City. C. A. 8chappel secretary,
Feward. T. C Beclc, secretary, Septem
Albion. A. J. Ruddy, secretary, Sep
Kearney, o. E. Hanse, secretary, Sep
David Cltv. v. II. McGamn. secretary,
Imperial, O. P. Shallenbereer, secre
tary. September 22-24.
Hooper. F. II. Maryott, secretary, Sep
Greeley, Jess Scott, secretary, Septem
Tecmnseh. Grant Burstetta, secretary.
Nelson. George Jackson, secretary, Sep
Columbus Jerry Carrltr, secretary, Sep
Loup Cltv. C. J. Tracy, secretary. Sep
Omaha. J. P. McArdlo, secretary; Sep
Stockvllle. Ii. II. Cheney, secretary, Sep
tember 2S-Ortoher 1.
Beatrice, II. V. Kelsen, secretary. Sep
tember 27-October 1.
St. Paul. P. E. Leftwlch. secretary, Sep
niaden. o. L. Llndnren, secretary, Sep
tember 2S-October 1.
Auburn, W. B. Fisher, secretary, Oc
Indlauoln. William Plourd, secretary,
Knliburv, O. II. Sollenberger, secretary,
Must Not Shoot Plover,
Recently tho agricultural depart
ment at Washington notified State
Gamo Warden Rutenbeck that under a
new ruling of tho department doves
aro not protected by the federal game
regulations, but that plover are pro
tected. A moro recent notice from the
department received by the stato game
warden says tho government regula
tions protect upland plover continuous
ly up to Septomber 1, 1918, a period
of three years. Mr. Rutenbeck is of
tho opinion thnt this ruling will prac
tically shut off plover shooting in thin
state, because the upland plover is
about tho only kind that can be found
In Nebraska. Tho department at Wash
ington has decided that the upland
plover is a shoro bird, although it Is
noldom seen in Nebraska except upon
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 sale a quantity of boverage known
as "Golden Robin," pleaded guilty
and was fined $25 and costs. Golden
Robin is tho so-called near beer which
contains alcohol. Ono sample of Har
ris' stock contained 2.45 per cent al
cohol and another 5.2 per cent alco
hol. Secretary of State Pool has received
word from the general headquarters
of tho Rock Island railroad at Chi
cago that it proposes to stand pat
on tho payment ot $2,600 occupation
tax which the secretary of state Is
demanding. The Rock Island tendered
Pool a check for $550, which he re
fused to accept. Officials of the road
claimed It should bo taxed only upon
tho amount of capital stock repre
senting an actual Investment In this
state. All of the other lines operat
ing in Nebraska have pM the $2,S0O
tax provided for
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