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TIED CLOUD. NEBKASKA. CHIEF
Former Officers of German Im
perial Navy Adept Smug
glers, Is Charge.
ILLICIT TRAFFIC ENORMOUS
Many Stirring Storleo About Smug
glers and Their Doings Difficult
for Swedish Coastguards to
Stockholm. Hum running Into
Sweden from Germany has devel
oped Into something like it public
scandal, sny Swedish newspapers.
The broken nature of the const lino
and the thousands of small Islands
dotting the sen uppronches aro nil In
fnvor of smuggling enterprise.
Tho crnft engaged In this tmdu nre
generally small, fast-sailing schooners,
onptnlned, ns n rule, by ex-olllcers of
the lmierlnl German nnvy. Mnny of
the skippers bear numes well known
In tho records of submarine activity.
Their daring nnd experience makes It
very dlfllctilt for Swedish coastgunrck
to stop them.
Landed After Night.
From Itcvnl, Rostock, Stettin, Lu
beck and other German porta these
vessels pot to sen, their cargo always
consigned, according to the ship's pa
pers, to some Finnish' port Once
among the rocky urchlpclngo of east
ern Sweden, the cargo Is landed piece
meal after nightfall on the rocks, from
which It Is inter removed by accom
plices nshorc, who have n widely ram
ified organization for the inlnnd dis
tribution of the goods.
This Illicit traffic Is said by Swedish
papers to be enormous. Tho pniwrs
arc full of stirring stories about smug
glers and their doings. They remuln
outside the territorial wntcrs, cruising
nbout mull their friends seize their
chance to rush out In fast motor boats,
oftcji In n heavy gale, transship the
liquor and disappear In the dnngcrous
labyrinth of the archipelago.
Lately the pollco huve started n
hchcino to beat the rum runners at
their own game. Tho other day a
pollco boat, camouflaged as a smug
gling craft, boarded a Gennnn schoon
er and loaded up to tho gunwale from
tho schooner's hold, unconscious of
the fnet that the schooner was Just
outside the territorial limit. When the
policemen tried to leave tho schooner
without paying, tho smugglers threat
ened to throw them overboard nnd
there was nothing for them but to pny
for tho liquor.
Carry Off Guards.
In another ense, tho correspondent
was told, n gale blew up soon after
the coast guards had boarded n ship
which happened to be within the three
mile limit, und. owing to the dongerouB
Munn Home for Premier Lloyd George
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When Unvld Lloyd George arrives In Washington for tho conference on
Iho limitation of nrnmments, he will occupy mis residence, the home of Mrs.
Charles A. Munn, which her son, Gurneo Munn, offered tho British premier.
FARM WOMAN IS
Has an Exciting Time in South
Practical Farmer of California Is Sent
to Peru by Capitalists to Investi
gate Concession Offered by
New York. MrB. Ustello Wills Is n
practical fanner of Oaltdnle, neur
Stockton, Cal. Sho docs not pretend
to be an Irrigation expert, but she has
driven and climbed over every dum la
When the farmers of her county
wanted n report on a big Now Englund
irrigation mid hydraulic power enter
prise they fcent Mrs. Wills east to find
out all nbout It und tell them what
they wanted to learn. Sho took 40
Cnllfornln turkeys with nor to sell to
the Boston Yankees.
Then some men with money who
hnd Investments In Peru began to look
const, tho ship hnd to put'out to sea,
taking tho Swedish guards away to
In Sweden and In Finland mnny of
tho const population get their living
ly smuggling and refuse to go fishing
and enrry on their logltluinte trades.
In Finland, where tod prohibition
prevails, conditions arc cen worso
than In Sweden. Fishing there bus
entirely ceased, it Is ..said, becauso
rum running Ih far more profitable
SAYS HE HAS FOUND A PLANET
Dr. Hartman, South American Astron-
omer, Places It Between
Jupiter and Mars.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. The dis
covery of a new planet In tho group
of nstcrolds, which revolve between
the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, Is an
nounced by Dr. Hnrtmann, director of
tho observatory of tho University of
The planet is of the fourteenth
mngnltude nnd Is seen at present from
this Intltude In tho constellation Cotus,
which lies south of the "grent square"
of PegnstlS. now visible In the pvonlnp
To Save Home
of Mary Todd
Old Lexington House Where
Lincoln Courted Her Is
to Be Memorial.
$20,000 FUND IS NECESSARY
Building, Now a Confectionery Store,
Is Admirably Preserved House In
Which Mrs. Lincoln Was
Lexington, Ky. The home of Mary
Todd Lincoln, where she lived from
early childhood until her marriage to
Abraham Lincoln, will be purchased ns
a memorial to her aud u museum for
tho preservation of Lincoln furniture,
manuscripts and other relics owned In
The old Todd homo at 574 West
Alain street, once a saloon and now u
soft drink stand nnd boarding houso
for railroad employees, Is on tho mur
ket for the first time In muny years.
The site Is being sought for business
purposes by persons who wish to tear
for someone to send down there. They
were offered by tho Peruvian govern
ment an enormous land concession on
condition that they would colonize and
cultivate It. They picked Mrs. Wills
for that Job.
Sho went to Peru several months
ago and lias Just returned after seeing
a whole lot more than Peru. She had
raced over the Andean peaks In a little
American car, finished her work in
Peru und then hud motored, ridden on
steamboats, In trains and canoes and
swam a little way in a Journey till
around the continent, and all alone.
Mrs. Wills told n reporter nil nbout
it nt the Hotel Pennsylvania. She Is a
widow, young, with large, bright, shun)
eyes. She 1oo1;b as If she could make
tho old ladles perfectly comfortnblo nt
tea, teach the young ones some now
steps, give all n luncheou they would
simply coo over and then tnko the
local pet college youth out on tho ten
nis court and trim nun to a fure-you-well.
ADVLU'l ISING NOVELT
This Is nn Ingenious French con
trivance which instantaneously con
verts tho finest walks and boulevard
Into blllbonrds.i Tho cost of operation
Is closo to. nothing. Wnter comlnc
through the roller In the form of n
spray passes through a perforated bolt
flllll at (I tflJt MtHitlitHn la A.L.t.V t
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1 iiinlns until tho sun dries It up.
down the home. The owner Is T. N.
Arthur, proprietor of the confectionery.
The building Is in a splendid state
of preservation nnd the quulntncss of
the Interior has not been destroyed by
several pnrtltlons, easily removed. Tho
historic rooms where Mury Todd spent
her happy girlhood, where sho re
ceived Mr. Lincoln, and where they
visited after their mnrrlnge havo not
While tho Lincoln fnriu nt Hodgc
illo and the cabin In which ho was
born have been acquired and beauti
fied for tho nutlon at the cost of u
million dollnrs, the part which Mrs.
Lincoln hnd In preserving the nntlon
has not been recognized. The house
In which sho was born has been de
stroyed, only pnrt of tho old founda
tion remulnlng ns tho basis for another
home nt 501 West Short street, Lexing
ton. Option Obtained.
An option has been obtained on tho
property nnd civic and historical clubs
have become Interested. The proper
ty can be bought for $1-1,000 and It is
thought that 5,000 or $7,000 would be
needed to restore It.
June 18, 1850, Abraham Lincoln, his
wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, nnd others
conveyed tho property to Benjamin F.
Edgo to settle tho estate of Robert S.
Todd, dcccnsotl, and the deed of record
Is In tho Fayette county courthouse.
Finns for tho ceremonies attending
tho dedication, If tho homo Is pur
chnsed, would Include nn Invitation to
Robert Lincoln, son of the martyred
President, and Mrs. Ben Fardin Helm,
a resident ot Fayette county, who Is a
sister of Mrs. Lincoln.
Bank Deposit of 1819
Reaches Big Balance
On August n. 1810, Dr. John
Sullivan Thorne opened an ac
count with a bank In New York
city, depftsltlng $!. A year later
he added $10. No other deposit
was made. Today tho bank hook,
now showing uccumiilnted Inter
est anil principal, totals s-
000.(50. It is held In trust, pend- i
Ing tho settlement of the estuto s
of Samuel S. Huslett, a recluse, i
Costly Stockings Cause Divorce.
Chicago. Because ho refused to pay
$;j.fo ror a pnir or stockings for his
wife, Albert Larson bus been divorced.
The couple hnd been married 17 years.
One soon discovers that sho knows a
whole lot about other thlhgs thnn
farming, but sho does not look It. Sho
smiles too easily for n lady pundit.
Maybe that's why sho gets so much
Bank of Ennland Hon
to Be Entirely Rebuilt
London. The famous Bank
of F.nglmid building will soon
bo entirely rebuilt, made several
iloors higher and thoroughly ren
ovated Inside und out.
The bnnk's growth necessl
tated establishment of ofllccs
outsldo tho old Threndncedle'
urea, whero It Is located. It Is
now planned to rouulto nil these
under ono roof. Efforts to prc
sorvo tho original features of
tho building will bo made.
There are nearly GOO sulphur mine
In tho Island of Sicily.
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New3 of All Kinds Gathered From
Various Points Throughout
I'Vslus Carrolhers of Ilyaiinls, prom
inent rancher nnd member of Iho last
constitutional convention, Inn sued the
slate of Nolmi.sku for $11!,0X, alleging
damages In th sale by Iho state of a
section of school hind In JUKI, which
.surveyed short of the regular (111) acres.
Assltunt Attorney (Iciiorul Mason
Wheeler, who admitted 'the survey
actually gave Carrol hers short meas
urement, said the Mill was for lo:ts of
potential liny, grain nnd grazing Car
rol hew would havo hud with a Hill
uieaMirement of ground.
Following an explosion that blew
oul the fiont of the store operated
by the Slxherry Harness Co. at Bayard,
and set the structure on fire, Fly. Six
berrj, tho proprietor, wus round lying
unconscious on u pllo of brick with
f-evero cuto and brubes about the head.
He was unable to ofTer any explana
tion ns to the probable cause of the
blaze. He said ho had unlocked tho
door aud started to enter when there
was an oxplosiou and he remembered
Convicts In the Nebraska state pen
itentiary soon will be mnklng shirts
and overalls, according to a contract
signed by tho state with the D. M.
Ohermnn compnny of Jefferson City,
Mo. The convicts, state ofllcers stated,
get one-hnlf the profits derived bv the
state. One- half of their money goes
to their dependents, while the remaind
er Is held In trust for them until they
aro released. This same system has
prevailed for years In giving convicts
one-hnlf the profits of the Industries In
which they nre engaged.
Homer Morrow, Rlchnrd Allbrlght
and Robert McGhghy, Kearney Boy
Scouts, were awarded medals by the
Chamber of Commerce for having per
formed 50 hours of community service.
They represent the second group of
local Scouts so honored. Gold mednl
aro given for 100 hours of service.
In n rabbit drive, organized by tho
business men of Oxford, over a ton
of Jack rabbits were killed. The men
were divided Into two pnrtles of ten
guns each, north against south, tho
side securing the lenst number of rab
bits to furnish nn oyster supper. The
score resulting was, North, i:W; South,
Tho E. D. Gould Cattle compnny
elevator at Riveidalo has been de
stroyed by fire. About 1,000 bushels
of grain were stored there nt the
time. The loss Is estimated at $7,000
with no Insurance, an existing policy
having been permitted to lapse about
a month ago.
Governor McKelvle has called a
special session of the legislature, which
will meet about February 1st, to plnce
a special tax on gasoline. This will
raise about 787,204 to be used on road
work. The cost of holding the speclnl
besslon will be 510.000 to .$0,000.
"Fifty-cent corn for Nebraska farm
ers and a plan to hold the corn until
It shall roach thnt price" is the slogan
of the Onialm committee of the Wnr
Flnnnco corporation, recording to
John M. Flanlgan, secretary of the
Work on Iho reconstruction of the
Lyric theater building nt Beatrice,
purchased by tho Elks some time ago,
will commence In the near future.
Tho building will be wrecked aud $.'!r,
000 will he expended lu making the
new Elks' home one of the finest in
Governor S It. McKelvle has re
turned to Lincoln following two weeks
fipent In the east attending the con
ference of governors and u meeting
of the state capital commission to puss
on final plans of Architect Goodhue
of New Yorl; for Nebraska's $.ri,00O,
000 state house.
Con. John J. Pershing will spend
Christmas and the holidays with his
son, Warren and sisters, Mrs. D. M.
Butler und Miss Mae Pershing, nt
All December weather records were
broken lu Omaha December lttth when
tho thermometer registered 70 de
grees. This was one degree less than
the record of December 10, 1SIK).
The HVJli convention of the Nebraska
Potato Improvement association will
ho bold nt Alliance. In December.
Contract hns been let nt Pawnee
City for seventeen blocks of paving,
which will bo put in next spring.
It hns been announced that tho con
struction on Nebraska's $5,000,000 cap
itol building will start by the middle
Utiles to control Nebraska farmers,
who retail, bntchers complain havo
boon "beating tho game" by dressing
their own inent and selling It direct
to consumers, aro about to bo Issued
by Secretary Leo Stuhr of tho state
department of trade and commerce.
"Farmers will not bo allowed to ped
dlo meat from house to house, but
thoy will be allowed to fill orders of
dressed meat In halves nnd quarters,"
Secretary Stuhr says.
Several farmers living In tho vicinity
of Sholton report tho loss of horses
frain tho corn stalk dlsense. F. C.
Hoi th, who has been feeding corn fod
der to his herd of horses, lost a vnlu
ablo race horse.
A group of Omaha business and pro
fessional men havo formed tho "Men's
Service League of Omaha," tho object
of tho leuguo Is to provide a fatherly
advisor, a "Big Brother," for every
wayward boy In tho city and tho
govornor will bo requested to set nsld';
by proclamation tho week of Jnnuary
22 to LDth us "Father and Son Week."
Tho Jerpe Commission compnny of
Omaha took nn order by telephone for
720,000 Nebraska eggs to be shipped
to a customer In Cuba. When tho con
versation between the customer and
Curl .1. Swanson, member of tho firm,
had been completed, the telephone
company called him. asked lr the talk
was satisfactory and then told him
that from Key West. Fin., to Cuba he
hail talked on a wlieless telephone.
Hober Herd. Central City, has been
appointed member of the federal re
serve hoard for the tenth district, ac
cording to Governor McKelvle. The
appointment Is the result of the gov
ernor's light for more liberal policy
toward agricultural Interests Hold
' ta mimirvnil Itl ttf,t1,iiltitfi I ti.il
Five head of horses burned to death
when lire of unknown origin destroyed
Iho George Gihlw livery ham at Hay
Springs. A man who was sleeping
In the structure was carried out un
conscious. Twelve heud of horses
were lu the barn when lire was dis
covered. Sixty thousand pounds of copper
wire have been unloaded at Superior
by the Southern Nebraska Power com
pany to he used lu building their power
line to Guide Uock and Lawrence. A
large force now Is at work on the pro
ject. Ucccnt burglnrles at Ilennnn havo
led to the organization of n vigilance
committee of more thnn a score of
armed men, who, when notified by
nlarm of nn attempted burglary, tnko
positions assigned them, guarding
every rond out of town.
Complaint hns been filled by County
Attorney Vnsey of Beatrice against
Dr. William Pnge, veternarlan at Wy-
morc, charging him with selling nnr
cotlcs without a license. According to
wPnessos Dr. Pago has been soiling
morphine for the last few years.
At n meeting of highway otllcluls,
held In Omaha, T. II. Mucdonnld chief
of tho federal bureau of roads, urged
the Immediate construction of public
blghwnys as a means of furnishing
employment to the ex-service men.
Alrln Bclnert, business man of Wv
morc, hns presented his prlvute library
consisting of nbout 200 volumes, In
cluding u finely bound edition of Brlt
nnnlca Encyclopedia, to the public
December 20 will be "Bridge day"
In Central City. The occnslon will bo
a fitting celebration of the opening of
the new stnte aid bridge, which spans
tho Platte due south of this city anl
which wns built nt a cost of $100,000.
The first case of "black" smallpox
to be found In Nebraska was reported
from Falls City by Dr. E. U. Hays, ac
cording to an announcement by Dr. Ii.
II. Dillon, chief of the stale bureau
An epidemic of chicken pox has
broken out among tho children of
Friend. Nearly all the pupils of tin
primary department of the city schools
are down with the dlsense.
The four year old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Pfcrfer, of nenr Butte,
was burned to death In the fnmlly
home while her parents wero out In
the field picking corn.
A temporary Injunction against Is
suing bonds for the erection of n high
school at Imperial was granted lu dis
trict court nt McCook.
Tho possibilities of a community
sales barn arc being Investigated at
Superior. Plans are being made with
the hope of Interesting stockmen In
this part of the state.
The notary, Klwanls and Lions'
clubs all will Join with the chamber of
commerce in erecting a municipal
Christinas tree and nrranglng a Christ
mas program for Hastings.
Hundreds from all sections attended
the dedication of the new county high
school building at Harrison. Prof. .1.
Wilson of Chadron normal gave the
In a drive lo ralso funds for tho
Improvement of Its building, the Om
aha Young Women's Christian associa
tion obtained pledges amounting to
A Gothenburg organization of "Good
Fellows" as In the past, are raising
a Christians fund for Gothenburg's
poor. Thus far, $210.25 has been
Tlie lffO-acro fnrtn of Itnlph Ellis,
four miles from Beatrice wns sold to
Gerhnrdt Buss of Do Witt for $25,000.
The Scottsbluff fnrm burcnu hns
passed a resolution urging a high pro
tective tariff on sugar.
Tire winter wheat In the vicinity of
Table Itock Is in great need of mois
ture. A milch cow census of eight western
stntes recorded Nebraska second with
II. E. Barrett, of Norfolk, who was
listed on the retcnt slacker list sent
out from 'Fort Crook, is asking tho
army to make a correction In tho draft
records. Barrett enlisted nnd served
In tho supply compnny of tho l!17th
Infantry overseas. Ho wns honorably
discharged April 14. 1010.
J. Iossl, a Box Butto county potato
grower, has shipped a carload of
Triumph (red) seed potatoes to
Brownsville, Tax., for which he re
ceived a fancy prize. Iossl planted
fifty bushels of certified seeil on seven
acres of ground. His average yield
was 100 bushels per acre.
Weaver Bnusch, 25, of Atkinson.
Neb., was found guilty of desertion in
evading tho selective draft law in
court-mnrtlal proceedings at Fort
Crook, and sentenced to ono yenr at
hard Inbor In Leavenworth federal
A county wldo campaign In stamp
out tuberculosis In cnttle was launched
by the Butler County Farm Bureau
nt Us annual meeting. Co-operating
with tho state nnd federal burenus of
nnlmnl industry the locnl organization
hns ninde provision for tho testing of
every herd of cnttlo in the county.
Unbuckled Galoshes Can Be
Traced to Historic Incident.
Dattle of Stclnklrk, in 1692, Laid tha
Foundation for the Preoent
How many of the young Indies who
parade down Michigan boulevard with
unbuckled galoshes clanking about
their ankles know whero and bow the
freakish fashion originated? asks n
writer In thu Chicago Journal.
In July, 1G!)2, the French forces un
der Marshal Luxembourg were camped
Kt Stclnklrk, In what Is ow Belgium ;
while six miles away lay tho allied
troops under William HI. of England.
Tho two armies wero too evenly bal
anced for either to attack unless It
could secure some special udvnnlage:
and the French commander wus kept
Informed of every allied move by a
spy who was chief secretary to one of
the German prlnceu In the allied ranks.
This ninn's treason was discovered, a
pistol was put to his head, and he wns
compelled to write and forward a let
ter which was a trap. It told that
the allies meant to send out n foraging
party the next morning, and to guard
this, would occupy the ground be
tween the two nimlcs with strong de
tachments of Infantry.
With this letter preparing tho way
for a surprise, n general assault was
was planned, nnd came near being suc
cessful. The allied troops, n British
brigade leading, almost reached the
French lines before the trick wns dis
covered. Tho French advance gunrd
was smashed and routed. This Swiss
mercenaries In the French service were
beaten. But then the household troops
of Louis XIV. entered the fray, led by
young nobles and princes of Iho blood,
and after a terrific struggle the Eng
lish and their allies were driven back.
At that time, the French noble In
military sen-Ice was as much a dandy
as a soldier. He wore lace collar and:
cuffs, as costly ns his parents could
afford, and arranged with tho most
foppish care. But with tho Eiil-IIsIi
column smashing Its way Into camp,
there was no time for such fine work;
the heroic dandles charged with col
lars loose and cravats untied; and
Paris seized on this disarray and
made n fashion of It to commemorate
the victory. The name of "Stolnklrk"
was given to adornments worn askew
or left flapping.
At Irregular Intervals since then, tho
Stclnklrk fashion comes back. Gloves
ties, blouses, all have been worn with
elaborate carelessness which probably
Is meant to signify that the wenrcr has
plenty more, and would not mind los
ing this one. But never, surely, did
the fad take nn uglier form thnn In Its
present aspect of unbuckled galoshes.
Shaking Them Up.
"Well, 1'golly, boys, there is more
new window glass In Madison just
now thnn over before," said Mnjor II.
O. Woolford, of that city, to n num
ber of friends nt the .statchouse.
"You see when the Mndlson buttery
with Its complete equipment of large
guns was getting ready to go to In
dlnnnpolls to participate in the
Foch celebration we decided to fire a
'sample salute,' as some of the local
citizens had askcl to 'see Just how tho
guns acted,' When those big guns
tore loose, with the lightest chnrgv
poFstble, there was a rattling and
crash of window glass in some of tho
nearby buildings. From that day to
this claims havo been pouring In for
broken window glass, anil just yes
terday a woman a hnlf-mllo away
from where tho guns wero fired sent
In a claim for glass. All the old pil
lows and tufts of rags hnve disap
peared from broken windows and tho
best old town along the Ohio river Is
looking very nifty now." Indianapolis
A Quick Retort.
A certain city superintendent In tlie
stnto of Indiana Is not kindly disposed
toward tho manual training depart
ment of his school nnd it Is his habit
to relegate all the poor teachers to
this department of "hns-been" teach
ers, relates tho Iudlannpolls News.
The other day a young fellow who hnd
lost his leg overseas nnd who hnd fin
ished his college course nfter he enmo
home, went to tho superintendent for
"Well," the superintendent tried to
act as If he wero conferring a favor,
"I guess I might put you In the mnn
ual training depnrtment."
The young man hnd henrd of the
city's manual training depnrtment nd
ho retorted with n bit of Irony: "Yep,
I guess there's where I belong- n peg
legged fellow In with the wooden
Chinese Clock for Mexico City.
The Chinese colony In Mexico City
has presented thnt municipality with
a Chinese clock, which wns officially
accepted by President Obrcgnii and a
compnny ot diplomats recently, and
Is now telling time In the Oriental way.
The mayor wound tho clock, nnd
ch.nmpngno was served. During the
ceremony the Mexican hymn and tho
Chinese national a nth cm were plnycd.
Hot Water at 20 Cents a Quart.
European hotels do not dispense hot
wnter ns freely as the American
hostelrles. In some of them It Is
practically Impossible to havo n room
with bath. In others It is possible to
securo hot water only by feeding a
giiB slot machine with coins, while
tho gas heats tho woter. One traveler
figures thnt It averages 20 cento worth
of gns to heat each quart of wnter.
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