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RED OLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
To Link North
and Black Seas
Plan to Cut Steamship Waterway
That Would Be Great Help
ACROSS EUROPE BY WATER
Germany Is Considering Project of
Connecting Up the Rhine and the
Danube for Ocean-going
Washington, D. 0. "Instinctively
ono 'links tlio Mississippi mid the Mis
sourl 'rivers; years to come mny llnd
tis regnrdlng tlio Danube nnd the Rhine
In the same way," Is tlio comment of
a National Geographic society bulle
tin upon tlio reports of n plun to cut
n stcumshlp waterway from the North
sea to the Mack sen.
"As for n 'waterway across Europe'
such n waterway already exists,
though travelers through n smnll sec
tion of It might have to resort to very
smnll craft. Information about the
condition of the canalized portion of
this trans-European water route Is
not readily available,' since the Unking
of the Ithlnc and the Danube occurs In
New Conceptions of Europe.
"Tlio very fact tlmt' we classify the
legend-laden Itlilno In one mental
pigeonhole, nnd tho romantic, castled
Danube In another, makes tho an
nouncement of a 'waterway across Eu
rope' come upon us with the Impact
of n fresh Idea. Just as wnr brought
about political changes In Europe, so
peace Is bringing economic changes.
Ilence, If Germany carries out the
project she Is considering, wo will have
to think of a Europe cut through with
a water route, Just as wc hnvo learned
to think of a Europe with Turkey al
most gone, n Polnnd with n boundnry,
and tho new 'names of Czechoslovakia
and Jugo-Slnvlu conspicuous upon Kb
"A present wntcr route across Eu
rope and others are possible with very
short portages lies along tho Rhino
to Mnlnz, up tho lUilno'a tributary,
Main, to Bamberg, thcuco through tho
Ilognltz, Into tho Ludwlg canal to the
Altmuhl, which empties Into tho Dan
ube at Kclhclm.
Where Two Rivers Are Linked.
"In your mind's eye, oven without
a mop, you can recall two focal points
of this route, Frnnltfort, on tho Main,
and Itatlsbon (or Ilcgcnsburg) on the
Danube. Vessels of more than 1,000
tons can go up tho Rhino nnd Main
to Frankfort ; and vessels between 400
tnd 1,000 tons can go up tho Danube
us far as Itatlsbon. Kelhelm, tho
Dnnubo end of tho small river-canal
One of Uncle Sam's Helpful Stunts
Tho Department of Agriculture gives all sorts of servlco to people through
out tho United .States. One man, curious to know the cause of the death of a
mule, sent the stomach to the bureau of animal Industry to have It examined.
The photograph shows Dr. W. N. Berg doing the work requested.
Government Is Spending More
Than $1,000,000 a Day.
Director of Veterans' Bureau Seeks
Half-Billion to Divide Into Seven
Composite Branches of Re
' Washington. Moro than $1,000,000
t day, Including Suudny, Is being ex
pended by tho United States govern
ment for tho former service men nnd
their dependents, sny government ofll
clnls. 1 Tho 1022 budget estimate of expen
ditures to bo mtido directly for tho
benefit of tho former wnrrlors, calls
'for $510,000000. This huge sum will
bo divided, Col. C. H. Forbes, director
of tlio United States veterans' bureau,
said, Into seven composite branches
of soldier relief work.
For vocational training, the sum of
$1(17,500,000; for medical and hospital
link with tho Rhine, Is only 12 miles
southwest of Itatlsbon, Tho Improve
ment of tho Danube to Kclhclm would
olTcr no great dlfllcultlcs. Above
Frankfort, to Wurzburg, vessels be
tween -100 nnd 1,000 tons enn traverse
"Tho trouble with this route, even
with channels deep enough to carry
lnrgcr steamers from Wurzburg to
Itatlsbon, Is the extremely circuitous
courso between tho Rhine nnd the Dan
ube. From Frankfort tho routo forms
an almost perfect 'W and then trails
off like a careless nourish through
Nuremberg to Itatlsbon. A projected
shortening of this routo contemplates
passing the confluence of the Rhine
and the Main, continuing up the
Rhino to Mnnnhclm, thence Into tho
Neck a r nnd Into the proposed canal
from that point to connect with the
Danube near Ofllngcn.
"Completion of the project for this
deep waterway across Europe would
make the Rhine-Danube routo one of
tho most Important commercial high
ways of the world ranking In econom
ic Importance with the I'ananm and
Suez cnnals, and In extent with the
Mississippi-Missouri channel and the
tremendous navigable length of the
Amazon. Tho Dluck-to-North-seu trip
would be it Journey of nearly 2,'JOO
miles. Tho high wntcr navigation bend
of tho Missouri, In Montana, Is 3,600
miles from tho Gulf of Mexico, while
ocean-going steamers may nscend the
Amazon for 2.U0O miles."
Has First Bible
Printed in U. S.
Newberry Library jn Chicago
Also Possesses Parliament
Act Ordering It..
TRANSITED INTO RED TONGUE
Government Ordered Collection In Eng.
land and Wales to Defray Cost
of Propagating Gospel In
Chicago. Tho first Biblo printed In
tho United States sprang directly from
u national solicitation of funds In
England and Wales in n manner some
what akin to tlio Liberty loan drives,
according to George 1). Utley, librarian
services, the sum of $0-1,000,000; for
payments on war risk term Insurance",
the sum of $81,700,000; for United
States government dlfo Insurance, tho
sum of $101,000,000; for retroactive
government allowances on proved and
extant claims, tho sum of $2,000,000;
for salaries and expenses, that Is ad
ministration, the mini of $31,f00,000.
Theso Ilgures totul $rtl4,0()0,000 from
which Colonel Forbes deducts t ie $5
700,000 to bo paid In United States
government Hfo Insurance, claims, on
tho ground tlmt It is n self-supporting
branch of tho bureau's activities.
COAL MINE FATALITIES DROP
Decrease of 26 Per Cent Qf.&vrn In
United States Bureau Report
Washington, D. O, Fatnlities at
conl mines during January declined
nbout 20 per cent from Jnnunry a year
ago, according to an announcement
Surprised House Cat
Hatches Out Chickens
iMirin DUlliiuuii-, v. - uuiiau ,r
cat belonging to Mrs. l-rcd
Loomls of Perrysburg, O., Is the
wonder of the town. Tho cat
has Just hutched out two
Tho other day Mrs. Loomls
heard n noise coming from tho
cat's nest. She Investigated nnd
found two baby chicks.
Her theory Is that a hen used
the cat's nest for her nest, whllo
tho cat furnished tho Incubation.
Anyway, Mrs. Cat Is puzzled
over her new family.
MATRIMONY 'AD' FILLS HOUSE
Young Tenor In Rome Uses Ruse tc
Attract Women Hearers to
Rome. Women's lovo of romance
has been utilized for theatrical adver
tising by the agent of Sfg. Umberto
Rota, a tenor here. In tho personal
columns of several Romo newspapers
tho following appeared:
"Man of Independent means nnd
handsome appearance desires to marry
young woman. Dowry unnecessary.
Ho mny be seen In one of tho stage
boxes at the Adrlano theater on Sat
urday night. Umberto Rota."
At the performance the theater was
sold out to women of all degrees, who
kept their gaze Used not upon 'the
stage, hut on the boxes. As the lat
ter remained empty they turned their
attention to the program, where they
found that Umberto Rota wns a young
tenor making his debut that evening.
of tho Newberry Hbrnry here. Tho
library has both tho first American
Bible nnd tho act of the English par
liament which led to It.
Tho Bible was a translation Into
tho tongue of the Massachusetts In
dians. For years John Eliot, n Purl
tan lleelng from persecution, who land
ed 11 years after the Mayllowcr, had
been sending back to England reports
about missionary success among tho In
dians. Ordered by Parliament
. When tho Puritans enmo Into power
he found n friendly government, nnd
in 1040, within six months after Charles
I wns executed, when Cromwell
was supreme, parliament passed "An
net for promoting and propagating
tho Gospel In New England." Tho act
created n corporation consisting of 10
Londoners, which thereafter carried
on the work.
Hut more especially It 'ordered "a
general collection In pU the .countries,
cities, towns and parishes of England
and Wales." It required the minis
ters to rend tho act to their congre
gations and Instructed them, with
others, to "go with all convenient
speed from house to house to every
ono of the Inhabitants of the said par
ishes and plnces respectively, and to
take the subscription of every such
person In a schedule to bo presented
to them for that purposo and accord
ingly at tho snme time to -collect and
gnther the same."
To Educate Red Brother.
Better education of the Indians wns
nlso named among the purposes of the
corporation. Twenty-live years later
there were four Indian towns with'
schools In Massachusetts and "tho.
praying Indians" there numbered
This collection ordered by purlin
ntent brought In about 11,000, it It
Fourteen years later, In 1C0.1, Eliot
furnished the first complete Hlbln
printed In the western hemisphere. Its
title page hears the lines: "At the
chnrgo and with tho consent of the
Corporation In England for the Pro
motion of the Gospel Amongst the In
dians In New England."
Tho plnce of printing wns Cam
bridge, Mass., where 23 years before
Eliot lmd helped compile the Ray
Psalm book, tho first book to come off
the press, In what Is now the Unltec"
Issued by tho burenu of mines. Tho
total last month was 110 against 107
last year. Based on an estimated coal
production of 43lorri,000 tons last
month, tho death rate was .2 pet
million tons mined, compared with
I.1H for Jnnunry 1021.
'Compnred with the accident record
for Jnnunry Inst yenr, thero wns a re.
ductlon last Jnnunry of thirteen fatnli
ties In West Virginia, eight in Ken.
tucky, seven In the bituminous mines
of Pennsylvania, four In Wyoming,
threo In Indinna and threo In Iowa.
Alabama showed an lncrcnse of flvo
and Ohio two. A reduction of seven
Is shown In tho number killed at the
anthracite mines in Pennsylvania.
Golden Eagle Captured,
Anderson, Ivy. A golden englo which
mensured seven feet from tip to tip of
'lis wings was captured ono, tiny by
Winfrey P. Blackburn, Vnn Burcn, be
tween Glcnsboro nnd Lnwrenceburg.
The bird Is n splendid specimen of the
rare species and was not Injured. Tlio
big bird has attracted much attention
at tho home of Blackburn, whero It Is
NEWS OF STATE
Recent Happening's in Nebraska
Given in Brief Items For
Endlcott now bus electric lights for
(lie first time. The Juice comes from
the municipal plant at Falrbury.
At the Seventeenth annual Antonio
Idle show, Omaha the attendance wns
In excess of 10,000 porsonu tho opening
Petitions are being circulated at
Wymoro asking the city council to re
peal the ordinance prohibiting Sunday
Mrs. 01 to Fleishman of Elmwond had
both hones of her right leg broken Just
nbove tin' ankle when she was knocked
down by a cow. r
In order to reduce taxes the hoard
of education at Leigh decided to elim
inate kindergarten work" from the
Rids submitted for grading roads
lendhiL' in nnd nut of Omnhii Indicate
that prices are close to r.0 per cent
lower tiiau one year ago
The Security State bank of Spnuld-
Ing has taken over the Farmers State
bank. Tho latter had been In exist
ence for about three years.
The gas department of the Omaha
.utilities district made a net prollt of
$203,701.78 last year, besides Increas
ing its reserves i?270,ir0.18.
Arnold churches and schools have
been closed "and n linn has been placed
upon all public gatherings, In an effort
to check a sudden epidemic of scarlet
Eugene Meyer of the War Finance
corporation, in an address In Omaha,
asserted that the government has
plenty of money to loan Nebraska
The annual reunion of Nebraska Rase
Hospital, No. -It), overseas during the
war, will be held In Omaha April 22.
An attendance of 2."0 Is expected. J.
E.MIeek, Omaha, Is secretary.
A 3-yenr-old daughter of William II.
Sinrth of Nebraska City, fell on a welt
curb projection and n hole was punched
through her tongue by her teeth. A
physician took several stitches to close
jTitck Tlodek, of Exeter, wns fined $10
nnd costs for using an nuto license
plate on a car which ho bad not paid
for and Joe Gephart, a neighbor of
Ilodck, was lined $.r and costs for fur
nishing the plate.
George Meyer, a young man of Du
Boise, wns seriously injuted a few
days ago. when eight sticks of dyna
mite exploded within two feet or Ills
face. He was hurled about fifteen feet,
bis right arm was broken' and Ids face
forehead were bodly bruised.
Gravel surfacing of the Lincoln high
way, from Elm Creek east to Kearney,
Is now In progress. The state has lo
cated gravel pits south of Elm Creek
and South Odessa, to reduce the haul
Ing costs. It Is stnted that It will re
quire 'about sixty dnys to surface the
William E. McMahon, of Omnhn,
thru his attorney pleaded guilty In dis
trict court to embezzling $2,018.7(5 of
organized funds while he was com
mander of a local chapter of disabled
veterans of the world war, and wns
placed on four-year probation.
The purebred stockmen of Stanton
county organized an association which
will be known as the Stanton County
Purebred Livestock Brooders associa
tion. There was n good attendance
from the various parts of the county,
nil being enthusiastic over the future
of the new organization.
The city of Wayne already Is plan
nlng Its July ! celebration. The le
gion will hnvo charge. Business men
have donated several thousand dollars. I
Former Judge Konosuw Mountain
Lundis has ben invited as the orator.
Pan Desdunos' band of Omnhn will fur
nish the music.
Tentative plans nre being made at
Lincoln for n public reception In the
senate chamber at the state house for
Augusto de Alencnr, Brazilian minister,
April 11. The minister Is being escort
ed over the United States by Frank A.
Harrison of Lincoln, politician and
globe trotter. Harrison will be at the
bend of an American trnde commts- tion is knocked out which requires ad
slon which will go to Brazil shortly to vance deposits to ho placed In Nc
establish friendly trade relations be- braska banks. The law making the de
tween the two countries and Invest-. noslt n trust fund lmi.i hv t)m ,.mi,mv
Igate Its resources.
William II. Jones, bachelor Inmate
of tho Soldiers' homo nt Grand Island,
81 years old, has been married to Mrs.
Nellie Woods. Tho bride Is many
years younger than Mr. Jones.
Clark Stell, of Fremont, owner of
Stell's Utility garage, has disappeared.
The garage doors are locked and rein-
lives of Stell say they do not know
where ho has gone. Stell left March
4 for Chicago to drive a Cadillac auto-
mobile, It wns said. Mrs. Stell, who Is
the daughter or a former professor nt
Fremont college, Hied suit for divorce,
asking custody of tho one child.
McCook's preliminary drive for bos-
pltal funds closed with $25,000 pledged.
Bids will shortly be received and con-
tract let for a $75,000 hospital.
A western Nebraska Irrigation asso
ciation, .comprising the counties of
Keith, Deuel and Perkins, have let the
contract for the complelloii of n per
manent Irrigation survey. The pro-
Ject begins on the south sldo or Uio.Mcner, and heeretnry of tho hoard of
South Platte river near Ovid, Colo., and educational lands and funds, has an
extends enstward elghty-llvo miles ! nounced tlmt ho had Invested S7fi.000
through Sedgwick county, Colorado,
and Keith, Perkins nnd the west-twelve
miles of Lincoln county, Nehrasku,
The Columbus Light, Heat & Power
company Is storing 1,000 tons of conl
In anticipation of a coal strike.
Cozad Milling company are going to
build a much larger mill, the work of
which will commence at once.
There will he a bond election In
Centrnl City on April 18 to vote $12,000
bonds to rebuild the gas plant, recently
consumed by lire.
The body of H. W. Funk, of York,
deaf mute, was found sitting at the din
ing table In his home where he lived
alone. lie was 70. Death probably
wns due to heart failure.
The congregation of tho Presbyter.
Inn church of Kcottsbluff, by n vote of
two to one, decided to build the new
church home on the site f the present
one neat tho business district.
Telephone and electric light wires
near Olbbon are down nnd a large num
ber of trees were snapped off from tho
weight of six Inches of wet snow that
whs preceded by a steady rain for sev
Forty-eight Duroc Jersey hogs of tho
fondly of (limit Sensation brought over
$0,000 In cash at the W. H. ltusmusson
sale at Norfolk, said to be one of the
best Illustrations of better farm busi
ness since the financial slump.
woven numireti dollars in currency
w,,I(h ,iml ,,L'pn concealed In Jars and
other receptacles was stolen from tho
home of Horny Worst er of Lincoln
while members of the family were In
The Alliance Board of Education
have advertised for bids for the con
struction of a new high school and a
new grade building. The bond Issue
of $2.10,000 was voted about n year
The $8."i,000 school bolul isslie at
Scrlbner carried by a largo majority
and the new building which will be 70x
104 feet In dimension nnd three stories
high, will be commenced as soon ns
As a result of the recent storm, caus
ing washing out of roadways, eighty
two automobiles were hopelessly mired
In mud holes along the highway be
tween Fremont and Valley, abandoned
by their owners until the return of dry
The state's heaviest line for break
ing the game laws was Imposed by
District Judge E. D. Brown at Nelson
on William A. Thorlton, a resident of
Superior. Thorlton was lined $1,000
and costs for catching five beavers hi
the Republican river In a trap.
Fire destroyed the five-room bemo
of W. D. Shanl near Springfield. Mr.
Shaal Was alone In the house at tho
time of tho fire and almost suffocated
before rescued. Tho firemen were un
able to save the house or contents.
The loss Irt estimated at $3,000.
George Schleuter 14, son of Otto
Schleuter, prominent Fremont rond
builder, was electrocuted when carry
ing nn extension light while doing his
dally chores. Whllo carrying the ex
tension light nnd a pitchfork the lad
evidently fell, breaking the light bulb.
The current leaped through his body
grounded by his feet to the damp
floor. The only marks of electricity
discovered were holes burned In tho
bottom of his shoes.
The suit of Italelgh Medicine com
pany vs. W. C. Drake et nl has taken
the attention of the district court, at
Falrbury the past few days. The plain
tiff was awarded the full amount or Its
claim ami Interest totalling $1,720.
Two farmers signed a guarantee bond
for G. W. Miles a patent medicine
salesman. Mr. Miles died Insolvent
owing the company about $1,100 for
merchandise. The bondsmen said they
thought they were signing n recom
mendation ns to the good character of
Miles when In reality it was a bond
guaranteeing payment. The court held
that Ignorauco of the contents of the
instrument signed does not release thu
signers when the instrument becomes
the properly of nu Innocent party.
The state of Nebraska won the vic
tory over Goldwyn's and other national
lllm distributing agencies In the suit
I brought In' federal court at Omaha to
' knock out the law of the last legisla
ture to protect exhibitors who were re
quired to make advance deposits on
future picture contracts, according to
i Charles S. Heed, assistant nttornev gen
oral, who bns Just received a copy of
the Journal entry made by Ihe three
federal Judges sitting on the case on
February 27, this yenr. "Our Impres
sion was tlmt the court held the law
Invalid." Iteed said, "but onlv thnfnor
and a preferred claim against the com-
At the annual meeting of the Assoc
I intlon of American Medical colleges,
I held In Chicago. Dr. Irvln S.- Cutter,
dean of the medical department of the
University of Omaha was elected vice-
I The Sidney Nntlonnl hank has been
chartered nnd will open nbout May
J 1. This new bank will take over tho
business of the First National bank of
Sidney, which closed May 10, 1021, and
will pay depositors In full under u cor-
, tlllcate of deposit plan, which has
been approved by the competroller of
the currency at Washington, I). O..
A new mill and Industry Is to bo
! located In Fremont with the erection
of a $.'10,000 corn-alfalfa milling plant
I by Henry K. Fredrickson, former Fro-
monter, and Omaha Automobile dealer.
It Is expected that construction will
start on the mill about the flrst of
Dan Swnnson, stuto and cnmiuls
. ,!.. (SO AAA ASI1 !... A.r....1 I... .I.
of tho $2,000,000 bonus pnssed by tho
last leglslnttiro in school bonds of tho
city of Nelson.
MOTHER, QUICK! GIVE
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP '
FOR CHILD'S BOWELS
Even a sick child loves tho "fruity"
taste of "California Fig Syrup." If tho
little tongue Is coated, or If your child
Is listless, cross, feverish, full of cold,
or has colic, a tcaspoonful will never
fall to open the bowels. In a few
hours you enn see for yourself how
thoroughly It works all tho constipa
tion poison, sour bile nnd waste from
the tender, little bowels nnd gives you
well, plnyful child again.
Millions of mothers keep "California
Fig Syrup" hnndy. They know n ten
epoonful todny saves a sick child to
morrow. Ask your druggist for genuine
'California Fig Syrup" which has di
rections for babies nnd children of all
tages printed on bottle. Mother I You
,must say "Cnllfornln" or you mny get
au Imitation tig h.vrup. Advertisement.
No man flatters the womnn he truly,
WOMEN NEED SWAMP-ROOT
Thousands of women havo kidney and
bladder trouble and never suspect it.
Women's complaints often prove to be
nothing else but kidney trouble, or the
result of kidney or bladder disease.
If the kidneys arc not in a healthy
condition, they may cause the other or
gans to become diseased.
Pain in the back, headache, loss of am
bition, nervousness, arc often times symp
toms of kidney trouble.
Don't delay ptarting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Knot, a physfcian's pre
scription, obtained at any drug store, may
be just tho remedy needed to overcome
Get a ncdmm or large size bottle im
mediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to test this
rreat preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer 4; Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample tmttlc. When writing be sure and
mcnttoD Miis paper. Advertisement.
Who saves nothing has nothing.
Who has nothing Is nothing.
QYED HER SKIRT, DRESS,
SWEATER AND DRAPERIES
WITH "DIAMOND DYES"
Each .package of "Diamond Dyes" con
tains directions so simple any woman can
dye or tint her worn, shabby dresses,
shirts, waists, coats, stockings, sweaters,
coverings, draperies, hangings, everything,
even if sne lias never dyed before. Buy
"Diamond Dyes" no other kind then
perfect home dyeing is sure because Dia
mond Dyes arc guaranteed not to spot,
fade, streak or run. Tell your druggist
whether the material you wish to dye is
wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cot
ton or mixed goods. advertisement.
Tnlk In n wrong cause Is better
than Jailed silence.
Cutlcura for Pimply Faces.
To remove pimples and blackheads
smear them with Cutlcurn Ointment.
Wash off In five minutes with Cutl
curn Soap nnd hot yntcr. Once clear
keep your skin clear by using them for
dally toilet purposes. Don't full to In
clude Cutlcura Talcum. Advertisement.
Moral obligation binds men without
promise or contract.
No ugly, grimy strenks on the
clothes when Bed Cross Bnll Blue l
used. Good' bluing gets good results.
All grocers carry It. Advertisement.
The wisest man can learn.
SPENT HALF HER
TIME IN BED
Farmer's Wife Tells How Lydia E,
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Made Her a Well Woman
Cartcr'a Creek, Tenn. - "Threo year
ago x waa almost an invalid. I spent
nan oi my timo In
bed, being afflicted
with a trouble which
women of a certain
age are apt to have.
i. iook iivuia J&
j Compound Tablets
ana usea .Lyaia to.
Wash. I ntn n tooII
woman now and havo
been for two years.
T p.nn umvtr na timll nn
any ono who is younger and as I am a
farmer'3 wifo 1 have plenty to do for I
cultivate my own garden, raiso many
chickens and do my own housowork.
xou may publish this letter as I am
ready to do anything to help other
women ao I Lave been so well and happy
since my troubles aro ast. " Mrs. E.T.
Galloway, Carter's Creek, Tenn.
Most women find plenty to do. If
they aro unset wUhsomo female ailment
and troubled with ouch symptoms na
Mrs. Galloway had, the smallest duty
seems a mountain.
If you find it hard to keep up, if you
are nervous and irritable, without ntnbi.
tion and put of sorta generally, give tho
Vegetable Compound n fair trial. Wo
beliovo it will help you greatly, for it
haa helped others. "
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Ask Your Dealer
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oamo on bucklci, lime Bapporleri
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