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RED OLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
Washington's Welcome to Visiting Shriners
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF
Timely News Culled From All
Farts of the State, Reduced
for the Busy.
STANDING OF BALL TEAMS AT END
As the Shrlners arrived in Washington for their great convention they llrst saw tills welcome sign. In Shrine colon
end studded with thousands of electric lights.
Posed as Officer; Tricked Woman
HE LEADS THE BAND
Oklahoma City ....'... .'JI!
Des Moines "JJ
SiiniN City 17
St. Joseph IS
NCDRAGKA STATE LEAGUE
(inmd Island lit
William Blank, 1"., won the annual
four mile bicycle race held at Nor
folk under the auspices of the Cycle
Trade's of America.
orxnl Sauter. who was graduated
from the Arnold high school last xveck,
had u perfect nttendanee record for the
last eight j ears In school.
Tl.tee thousand people are expected
to attend the fifty-sixth annual state
Sunday school comentlon which will
he held at Kearney .lime Jl! to M.
Sam Stone of Omnha wns overcome
hy the heat Sunday while working on
his auto in the alley at the rear of his
Arranpeinent.s have heen made for n
summer school under the direction of
the Auhurn hoard of education and the
superintendent of schools.
Louis Callahan, 11!, son of Mr. and
Mrs. II. C. Callahan of Kearney, was
drowned in the Central Tower com
pany canal while in bathing.
j Tl.o old dniaha elevator at North
Pet. Loup now owneilhy the Farmers' (Sraln
(J,!I and Supply company was destroyed by
.oS" jjn, during a severe rain storm,
'j"' i At the O'Neill place near Stapleton
.'"IS 7 ,,.,, nrt, tM. mothers of SI latnhs,
"-' and In the hunch are two sets of trip
lets, !!,'( pairs of twins and 11! single,
(as was struck hi the oil well on
the place of Henry Klein, in Stam
ford, and .1. I. Peterson, a well driller,
was overcome hy the fumes while put-
.714, ting a etirhlng in the well,
."id" i A Held meet and demonstration hy
.."ild the Custer county hoys' and girls' ph:
.Hi-1 cluhs, with a picnic dinner at noon
II!) and a humiuct at nlht, will he held
at Mrokeu Kow on June 1!0.
While the family of Lew Hunzilter of
Tuhlc itock was ahsent from home,
thieves hroke Into the hotie and stole
a hidlophotie outfit, si'ven hams and
a small amount of chance.
A total of II!'.) dead hops were taken
from Sll! carloads that arrived at the
Omaha stock yards In one week re
cently. Overloading of cars was given
as the main cau-e of the mortality In
Secretary Heoru'e K. Hall of the
state department of tluaniv has ap
jyiAPSH GRAHAM BONNER
-tCH It I'IN M'lt tttiPH-
Three-fourths of the winter wheat ! pointed Orn L. Ogg, to lu chief clerk
"Col." Edinund James Black, whose engagement to Mrs. Kvn Cramer Hies
ler, society matron of Los Angeles, was recently announced, Is In the city Jail
there following his arrest hy federal and city ollkera on charges of Imperson
uting a government oftlcer.
Pennsylvania Robin Was Up to Date
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iS M.'aa a., ri ttA. nu uiuUuMAtM. . msJ i
Already, at the age of live years,
Robert Philip Carpenter wields a haton
and GO children, members of the kin
dergarten hand at Pueblo, Colo., obey
his waving commands. All member
of the hand are from four to six years
old and are true artists In every sense,
Hvery day at noon a United States mall coach on the Philadelphia & Uead
rug railway leaves New Hope, Pa., hound for Philadelphia, and returns to
JCew Hope later In the day. I'or days a mother robin at the New Hope end of
he line has waited as anxiously for that train as the other people In the
own have for their mall. When the train reached the station ltrakeman Leon
Nugent sent away all the curious onlookers and the robin hupped down from a
nearby tree and disappeared under the mall coach to a nest on the warm
Pteum valve. The little mother perched on the edge and looked liHde on the
the blue eggs warmed hy the steam, waiting for the day when their shells
would he broken by live little hills. This photograph shows llrakeman Nugent
and the robin nest.
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Burbank Honored by Santa Rosa
Miss Iterulce I'oisch, seventeen- car
ol I St. Paul society girl and a student
of esthetic dancing, demonstrating her
"hurdle waltz," a dance which It can
he readily seen requires great strength
and endurance. Miss Fetsch got her
Idea for the dance from watching n
University of Minnesota Held meet in
which were Include' some hurdlo
ASKS AID FOR ARMENIA
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8'M. 'HttrAyi 'WFTmmZ &Mt P" "' J?
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is j is iuc5.jUiKLj&ja&zt u. sa d
crop has been ruined in C.t-s county
hy the Hessian fly, according to My
ron II. Swenk, state eiitomoli.'.'i'-t.
Scott litnnet, a larmer near MConk
j I st -oven tiillch cows licciitly when a
high voltage electric wire fell, instant
l. electrocuting nwen of the animals.
1 Damage to amount of over .S!XMKM)
Is reported to 1 :.ve heen caused hy
Hoods water.-, which have InundLted the
laud in the I',eaer alley In Furnas
Conservative estimate places Hessian
fly damage In the uelghborlii od ot Stel
la at 1!() per cent. Some farmers are
plowing up as much at l!."i acres of
A hall storm visited a smJI section
near Nebraska City and considerable
damage is reported to growing crops
Lex I Van Valkeuhtirg. S7, pioneer of
i Holt county, was Instantly killed when
J he was struck hy a Chicago and North.
western train on a crossing near In-
Luther Frye of Lincoln, a member
3f the railway brotherhoods, bas been
appointed by Coventor llryan to he
Secretary of labor, succeeding Frank
Kennedy of Omaha.
The Klks club of Hastings is search
ing the ranches of the west for the best
riders, ropers and outlaw horses in
preparation for' the rodeo to he held
In that place .lime 1!0 to l!:t.
Four hundred Omaha school children
will present a pageant, "Thelhichanted
Year," at the Auditorium November 1!
during the meeting of District No. H.
of the state teachers' association.
Ak-Sar-I'en activities commenced at
Omaha last week and xxill continue
till the cloe of the season In the fall.
Out-of-town xlsttors to the city are
invited and are xvelcome at the den
on any Monday exenlng.
Arrangements haxe been completed
whereby the Old (Jucen City Driving
Park association and the Cage County
Agricultural society have been dls
solxed and will be succeeded hy a new
Cage County Fair av-ociation xxlth a
capital stock of !jl!.",fH!0.
T1ie largest Hoy Scout camp in the
middle west will open at C.uup CilVord
near Child's Point, southeast of Oma
ha .June 11. Six camp-, each of ten
days, will he conducted there this sum
mer, and all the !."i troop- of the city
will enjoy ten day's outing.
A heavy rain of between three and
four Inches fell in Custer county In
about an hour. The rain fell so rapidly
that it did considerable damage to the
corn, and many fields are under water.
Some hall aHo loll xvhlch did some
damage to the grain.
With the assurance of 1.XKi soldiers
In Omaha In October to participate
In the pageant "Patriotic Historic
America," John Lee Wcb'ter snys he
has assiinitice to justify the statement
that the pageant will be "the greatest
display ever presented on the streets
of Omaha." It Is al-o possible that the
secretary of xvar xxlll attend the pie
bcntntlou. The Mate banking department has
Issued a charter to the Security State
bank of Maskwll
Dates for Cheyenne County Harvest
festlxal to he held at Sidney, haxe been
set for October 4 and .". A full agricul
tural, livestock, poultry and fancy
work display will he shown.
The State Itauk Ciiiarantee commis
sion ha- announced that a special as-
Avtft, jiX. '(
'SfeM'i a' vA
"Sit Up HiQh."
of the department, a place formerly
tilled by Mrs. Maud P.utler, who Is now
accountant for the state hoard of eon-,
Fifty-four reptiles belonging to a
inniix'al troop headed for a Nebraska
engagement were dlscoxertd to have
escaped their cage between Sterling.
Colo., and Mrldgeport. Neb., but were
finally captured hy trainmen at Scotts
bluff. Victor 15. Smith of Omaha xvas elect
ed president of the Nebraska Alumni
association at Lincoln at the conclu
sion of the second Cornhusker lound
up. He Is a graduate of the class of
1!)07 and a member of the Alpha Theta
The date of the Nebraska national
guard encampment at the state rille
range at Ashland has been announced
by Adjutant Sonera 1 H. .1. Paul from i
August (5 to l!t. Colonel Paul Is award- '
lag contracts which xvlll place the J
camp In good condition.
Usually at this time of the year, the
(Srand Island Canning Co.. has com
pleted all contracts for the growing of
sweet corn for the canning period. This
year no contracts haxe been entered
Into, and the factory xvlll he Idle, be- ,
cause of unsettled conditions.
Three carloads of corn have heen i
shipped from Ityrou, the first shipped (
for practically two years 'nearly all of ,
.t having been fed from storage. The
farmers also show a disposition to j
clean tip on their wheat which has heen
stored, and orders for cars have In- j
Fred W. Lunsman, Lancaster county i
farmer xviio refused to halt at the com- .
mand of txvo possemen, who believed '
be wns Fred Iltown, Omaha chain
man, and xxas shot by the posscmuu,
last summer has Hied suit In district '
court for sMS.imk). (Sus llyres. former
state sheriff; Lloyd (ielt.xs and How- j
nrd Morris are defendants. j
Joseph Cornelius o f Itlchardson i
county has recently placed in the hands '
of the trustees o ft he Christian church I
the sum of .510,0(10 In government bonds
the interest of which iimount 1- to he
used hy them and their successors, to '
assist young men xvho desire to prepare1
themselves for the tuln'stry.
Dedication of the rural tire truck ,
took place in Central City with an ap- (
proprlate program. The truck was
purchase by funds subscribed hy resl.
dents of the rural community adjacent
to Central City and will he manned
and maintained by the city. It is
thought that this is the only fire truck
in the state to he used for rural ser
John II. Piper, regional Hoy Scout
executive of Iowa. Missouri, Kansas,
Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado,
formerly stationed III Kansas City,
has moved Scout headquarters to
Omaha. Mr. Piper is responsible for
scouting In the above states with p.
membership of U!,000 men ami boys.
The number of Hoy Scouts in the dis
trict, as xvell ns In the United States,
is much larger than ever before.
Cecil Pearce of Arnold, captured a
centipede three inches long In a clay
bank near Arnold. It Is the third one
found tlK'i'o this spring.
Four-year-old Ilruce Crowe, of St.
Paul, supposed to have heen bitten by
a snake while playing barefoot In the
yaid. died In convulsions while being
taken to a physician's olllce.
With a fund of .S.'l.'.ooo furnished hy
"I like to sit up Ills') nnd c!n"
raid the cardinal bird.
"l'n rather fond
of a high perch
m.xbelf when I'm
singing," Mild tho
'I'm larger I ban
a chickadee." said
the tufted tit
mouse, "and my
suit Is of a sim
ple gray, while I
have u pointed
crest upon my
"Anil I am red,"
said the cardinal
bird, "and I am a
almost tho sizo
of a robin.
"I believe somo
one xvas very much excited xvhea she
t-axv me the other day. It seems tliisj
person snw me when I xvas dying
through the underbrush and greenj
shrubs, and she said that the flash:
of red through the green 'us so beau
tiful. And then I perched myself
upon a branch and sang and she was
so delighted. Hut you heven't spoken,
Carolina Wren. Tell something about'
"I," said the Carolina Wren, "am
larger than mwt wrens, and If you
look at my forehead you xvlll see a
white line. I wear a rusty brown
suit and look a little hit like Mr.
Hroxvn Thrasher. 1 am like the rest
of my Wren cousins in the way I sit
with my tail held up over my body.
8 "When I sing my tail Is down, hut
that Is tho only time, for when I
Ring I think only my song should ho
noticed and that it would not ho
noticed entirely if my tall xvas up
In its usual saucy little fashion.
"They say that my song Is so loud
nnd so curious that It Is impossible to
describe, hut now I xxill tell you some
of the words I've been usln;; lately In
my songs. Of course if people want
to know them, they will have to trans
late them Into their oxvn language."
Noxx Hlllle Hrownle xvas near by
just then, so he has translated tho
Carolina Wren's words Into words we
t am ft Carolina Wren,
t tilt about like a fussy old hen.
But I'm not renlly fussy, I'm only pay,
And happy ex'ery filngle day.
Dnce I was a Bpi-cklecl xvhltc pkk.
And couldn't have stod upon cither XeK,
Nor Jerked my Jolly. Kood nntured tall.
Sor traveled about over hill and data.
But now I'm a Krowtwip bird, you soe.
And not nn eKS nonuntlty.
IVhlch Is a xvord so very biff.
But means fo little I'd not dance a Jiff
In honor of a xvord so Kinnll.
No, I'd never do that at all, at all.
Hlllle Hrownle wrote doxvn tlieso
words In his hlrchhark note hook and
then hurried away, for he had an en
gagement xxith the Hrown Thrasher
The Hrown Thrasher was n big. big
bird, xxith a reddish hroxvn coat, and
Ids xvalstcoat wns of white with black
spots. He sang for Hlllle Hrownto
find oh, ids song xvas so glorious. Of
till tho songs Hlllle Hrownle had ever
heard he thought the song of tho
Hrown Thrasher xvas the most beauti
ful. And then the Hrown Thrasher
whistled a long, clear whistle which
sounded like tills:
Hlllle Hrownle told the Broxx-n
Thrasher that lie had heard that not
only" did people
love his beautiful
voice and his orig
inal ways, and his
oxvn xvay of sing
I n g xv h n t he
birds, but thnt
people said no
xvas so useful and
Old so much good.
And that made
tlie pretty Hrown
T h r a s it e r very
happy, for lie xvas
such n nice hlrd.
so eager tor he
liked, so eager to
He said lie had
Santa llosa, Oil., xxiicro Luther Hurhank, the plant wizard, lias made ex
jerlments In plant life for tho past fifty years, recently dldhonor to this great
man. The entire country for miles around turned out and Joined In n mam
mot hv parade. The photograph shows Mr. and Mrs. Burhuuk revlexvlng the
Mrs. Carrie Jacobs Hond, song com
poser, has Just returned from n trip to
Armenia and urges Americans to do
all they can to nld the people of that
couutry, especially tho "orphan children.
sesstiicnt of one-half of 1 percent has j tj,w Fnlted States department of ag
riculture, A. F. Tlilel, state leader of
t-he federal barberry eradication acti
vity In Nebraska, Is planning to deal
been lex led to enrich the guarantee
fund. This assessment, It Is said, Is
expected to nilse a million dollars.
There will he no special assessment ',, knockout blow to black stem rust this
In -Inly. ! season.
xVllllnm S. l.eyda. .V), eleven times I T. omalia National bank, through
mayor of Falls city, and who was Walter W. Head, president, will give
prnbnhly more closely Identified with i .y,"uo for the promotion and encourage
the growth of this city than any other! iiient of xvork In tho Nebraska Dairy
tnaii, Is dead after an illness of more j Calf clubs. The extension department
than a month, of the state university xvlll direct the
The spring races are on in full i awarding of the prizes. ,
Awing at Ak-Sar-Hen field, Omaha, . A dynamite bomb placed on the
und from all Indications promise the front porch of County Attorney, Hly's
blgtfest hunch of sport In riiclrg lines , house at Alnsxvorth exploded, leaving
belt! on that track. A number of the a hole through the wall and Into tl i,'
heen away for the winter, unlike the
other birds Hlllle Hrownle had been
talking to who had not gone away,
but who had stayed where It xvasn't
exactly warm, but xvhere It xvasn't very
Before Hlllle Hrownle went hack to
Fairyland and Broxvnleland that eve
ning the Hrown Thrasher sang for
him the most glorious of songs, nnd
then the Hroxvn Thrasher went to bed,
but Hlllle Hrownle traveled home slow
ly, for he could not go quickly when
he wns thinking so hard of h's day.
"Birds," he said to himself, "what
Joy you do give to the xvorld. You
don't know how much you add to tho
xvorld's beauty and glory." .
ifst mounts In the country me en
tered, and the contest for worth xvhll
purses vlll continue till the last he.it
on June lifl. Crowds in attendance
no far have been very large.
sitting room where Ely wns lying n
a couch. It knocked an end out of
hook case and tore oil a few shingles
from the roof hut otherwise no furth"
' dauage xvas done.
Meteors and Steel.
A study of the great collection of
meteorites In n European museum lias
led to the Interesting conclusion thnt
nieteoiitle iron, as It falls from tho
sky, and the various steels produced
In our modem steel works nro the re
sults of essentially similar chemical
and physical causes. One of the moat
striking characteristics noted In me
teorltl'c Iron is the presence of a con
siderable quantity of nickel,
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