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The Omaha Morning Bee
VOL. 62 NO. 4.
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Fred Brown, Now Safely
Lodged in State Penitentiary,
Will Be Brought to
Omaha in Few Days.
Case in Shotweirs Hand
Fred Brown will be brought to
Omaha in a few days at the request
of County Attorney Shot well.
This wa disclosed yesterday by
Shotwell after Acting Chief of Po
lice Pete Dillon had presented to the
county prosecutor an official report
containing; evidence in the Brown
case collected by Omaha police.
This report was made after Detec
tives Aughe and Franks had as
sembled all police material in the
case fo' Chief Dillon.
Point to Slaying.
Shotwell declined to make public
the contents of the report, but ad
mitted that the police, in their in
formation, offered evidence pointing1
to the probability of Brown being
the slayer of Charles and Robert
Siefken during au oil station holdup.
Brown will be brought to Omaha
as soon as possible, Shotwell said,
depending on the healing of his
wound, to be identified by witnesses
listed in the police information.
"The police angle of the case looks
good," said Shotwell. "But I will
know more about it and will make
public more of the facts after ,1. have
been able to make a personal investi
gation into the statement of evi
dence." Holdup Suspect.
Police will make further efforts,
Shotwell added, to connect Brown
with a number of recent holdups and
robberies in Omaha.
When the chain man is brought to
Omaha from the state penitentiary,
where he is now held for recuperation
from his wound, he will be compelled
to give a complete and detail'ed ac
count of his habits and actions while
in Omaha since his pajole from
prison, Shotwell said.
.Manacle Man Placed
in State Pententiiary
By Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, June 21. ( Special.)
Fred Brown is now a prisoner in the
state penitentiary here.
Brown, in custody of State Sheriff
Gus Hyers and Warden W. T. Fen
ton, arrived in Lincoln at 8:40 this
morning over the Northwestern from
A crowd of 500 or 600 persons at
the depot watched as the chainman
was placed iti an ambulance ,and
taken to the1, state prison where he
will be held in the prison hospital
until he has recovered from the gun
shot wound he suffered when cap
tured near Medicine Bow, Wyo.'
' No Statement.
No stafemcnt was made by BroWn
as he was placed in the penitenitary.
His only words were to say that the
trip had greatly, fatigued him.
On the way from Fremont to Lin
coln h chatted at intervals with
(Turn to Pane Two, Column One.)
Foul Play Is Feared
to Three Young Girls
Sioux Falls. S. D , June 21. Local
police today said that no trace of
Sylvia McDowell, aged IS; Effie Mil
ler, 13, and Geneva Irwin, 14, the
three young girls reported missing
from their homes in Luverne, Minn..
since last Sunday night, had been
found here. Sioux Falls officials were
asked to aid in the search last night
by Harry Irwin, father of one of the
The girls left the Irwin home early
Sunday evening, saying that they in
tended going "for a little walk." They
took neither wraps nor money, and
have not been seen or heard from
since. It is feared they have met
with foul play, as all the girls were
said to have been contented with
their home life. Their parents say
that they were not in the habit of
going out .with young men.
Aspirant for Congress Has
" Five Fourth Invitations
Dunbar, Neb., June 21. (Special.)
Wilbur W. Anness of this place,
aspirant for congress from the First
district on the republican ticket, has
five Fourth of July invitations on his
desk, two of them from Lancaster
county. Mr. Anness will sepak at
Table Rock on July 4. that town be
ing the first on his list. He also
has three picnic dates scheduled. A
movement is on foot to have Walter
L. Anderson of Lincoln and Wilbur
Anness appear together at a series
Voters of Herman Endorse
Light PJant Bond Issue
Herman, Neb., June 21. (Special
Telegram.) At a special election,
voters of Herman endorsed the pro
posed bond issue of $20,000 for the
construction of an electric light sys
tem and a contract with the Con
tinental Gas and Electric company
cf Omaha for the current. The vote
was 176 to 3. The bonds already
have been sold to the Peters Trust
company of Omaha at a premium of
4 per cent. Bids for construction
of tht system will be opened June 22.
"Puuyfoor to Sail
for England, But Not
on U. S. 'Bootleg Scow'
New York. June 21. When
William E. "Pussyfoot" Johnson
(till of Liverpool tomorrow to re
' sum hit prohibition drive overseas,
it will be on the British steamer
"I will not ride on American
bootleg scowi,M ht Mid today, an
nouncing hit decision. "I don't
regard tuch thipt it being tafc to
"Tht managers of the United
Shipping board tpent much money
advertising in American news
papers appealing to Americans to
ride on their thipt for patriotic
reasons, and then more money in
European newtpapert appealing to
Europeant to ride on American
ships becauta there it plenty of
'booze' on board. I don't know
what thesee thipping board folkt
could do to make America more
ridiculous in the eyet of the J
by La Follette
Wisconsin Senator Has Presi
dential Aspirations Plans
New Party If Republicans
Cannot Be Stampeded.
' B GEORGE F. AUTHIER.
Washington Correspondent Omaha Baa.
Washington, June 21. (Special
Telegram.) Senator Robert M. La
Follette, Wisconsin, is in the field
for the leadership of a radical Amer
ican party, 'according to reliable in
formation reaching the senate, and
seeks to become its nominee for
This information was corroborated
by a dramatic attempt on the part
of the Wisconsin senator to stage in
the senate a reproduction of his
speech made June 14, before the
American Federation of Labor, in
which he attacked the supreme court
and enunciated a doctrine which
would make congress the supreme
branch of the government. He will
seek to bring this, change about by
a constitutional amendment.
According to the information
which has reached senators, Senator
La follette believes the time is ripe
for an amalgamation of the radical
agrarian and radical labor groups
into one party, which is already rep
resented in some of the states as
the farmer-labor party. Senator La
Follette, according to the same in
formation, will remain within the re
publican party until after his re-election
as . United States senator and
then, if he fails to stampede the re
publican party into thp radical camp,
a failure practically certain, he will
lead the new party movement.
The plan involves an attempt to
bring about an amalgamation of the
radical farm and labor elements, as
outlined in the original scheme of the
Nonpartisan league of North Da
kota. Heretofore these attempts have
not met with marked success. The
efforts to fuse the two elements was
a failure in- Minnesota, but the
friends of Senator La Follette say it
succeeded in Iowa, when Smith W.
Brookhart was nominated for United
Ticket Now in Field.
The farmer-labor ticket is now in
the field in Minnesota and Nebraska,
and the La Follette forces hope to
carry with them the radical elements
of such farm states as Wisconsin,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa
The program which the Wisconsin
senator is understood to have in
mind is not known to have the sup
port of Samuel Gompers, president
of the American Federation of
Labor, but does have the support of
the more radical element in labor
represented by William Z. Foster
and others. . .
' Recall of Decisions.
; The program involves what
amounts to a recall of judicial de
cisions, by making it possible for I
congress to nullify a supreme court I
by passing a law declared unconsti- j
tutional by that body, a doctrine i
which as pointed out in the senate
today by Senator Kellogg, Minne-i
sota, would make it possible for j
congress to nullity ail ot the consti
tutional provisions,' including the
amendments to the constitution
known as the Bill of rights, to change
the form of government at will. :
Other features of the proposed pro
gram will be opposition to the Esch-
(Turn to Pace Two, Column Biz.).
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Lewis for Miners and Jewell
for Rail Workers Issue State
ment That "There's No
Plan More Conferences
Cincinnati. O., June 21. (By A.
P.) Four amendments to the con
stitution of the United States and
repeal' of the Sherman anti-trust law
were recommended today to the
American Federation of Labor con
vention by its special policy com
mittee as the means for overcoming
court decisions regarded as adverse
to labor. Among the proposed
amendments was a congressional
veto of supreme court decisions.
Other amendments were proposed
by the committee as follows:
An amendment prohibiting the la
bor of children under 16 years of age
in any mine, mill, factory, workshop
or other mercantile establishment; an
amendment prohibiting enactment of
any anti-strike law, or preventing col
lective bargaining between employers
and employes, and an amendment to
make the constitution more flexible
and easier of amendment.
Plan More Meeting!.
Cincinnati, O., June 21. (By A.
P.) Further meetings to consider
joint strike action were being planned
today between leaders of the striking
coal miners and the rail unions that
are threatening a nation-wide rail
walkout next month. The union
chiefs indicated that they expected
to hold conferences here this week,
to be followed by a later meeting in
Chicago, where the rail leaders will
canvass the strike vote next week.
A unanimity of sentiment as to
the necessity of the rail strike was
shown by a joint statement of Presi-
Cincinnati, O., June 21. (By
A. P.) Without discussion or op
position the American Federation
of Labor convention today
adopted a resolution favoring an
investigation "of the alleged dis
criminatory action which is said
to be contemplated by Harvard
college" . to bar admission of
Hebrews as students. -
The resolution declared the
federation's disapproval of "a.ny
departure from true liberal tradi
tion," and condemned as "un
American any policy which may
deny to a.ny racial or religious
groups equal opportunities for
The convention also adopted
resolutions favoring a congres
sional investigation of parcel
posts rates, and ordering the fed
eration officers to investigate the
federated press to determine its
fairness in the presentation of
dent John L. Lewis of' the miners
and B. M. Jewell, head of the rail
unions, issued last , night after the
first formal discussion of the pro
posed joint strike action. A policy
of silence also was adopted by the
union men who attended last night's
meeting, and after it had disbanded
Mr. Jewell went into conference with
' Claim "Common Crisis."
The joint statement, which the
union men said they regarded as im
portant on account of its dual author
ship, declared a "common crisis"
faced both the raiiroad men aiid the
miners, and added "it is only natural
that these" workers . decide to do
everything necessary to protect their
It was asserted that both the min
ers and the railroad men had "no
alternative but to strike," and that
"all attempts at peaceable and orderly
adjustments have been fruitless.-"
"The . present crisis and the im
pending struggle," the statement con
tinues, "is not one which the workers
in the mines or on the railroads can
withhold or avoid without being re
creant to their manhood and to those
principles which all men who love
liberty and humanity must carry for
ward inviolate and risk all to main
tain. It involves the fundamentals of
economic and social life. AU work
ers will be affected by the extent to
which the forces seeking to crush
these workers in the railroad and
mining industries are successfully re
sisted. "Failed to Consider Public."
"The forces which degrade our
(Torn to Pace Two, Column Three.)
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With Man Aboard
Nears Island Shore
New Bedford, Matt., June 21.
Thit old whaling city, accu&tomeed
for generationt to hearing strange
talet of tht tea, added another
ttory to iti annals today. It cen
tered about tht mysterious appear
net of a battered schooner hulk
and a tattered half starved man
aboard her, close to the thore of
West Island yesterday.
The man, emaciated and with a
heavy growth of beard, was found
eating grass on the beach by a
summer visitor. He could only
tell the police that he had drifted
to the island, and that he had re
cently been in Boston and New
York. Hit name, he said, waa Os
mund Erickson, and hit address
Hit unseaworthy craft, measur
ing 30 feet over all, wat lying dote
in to the thore. It carried a tiny,
untteady jury rig, made of two
piecet of board. Itt tails were a
few thredt of old clothing. A
dozen patchet on the hulk had not
kept out the water and the man't
bunk waa half afloat. There was
no food aboard.
Mrs. Olesen Wins
for U. S. Senator
Family of Three Thrilled
With Knowledge Wife and
Mother Chosen to Pioneer
Trail for Women.
St. Paul, Minn., June 21. Returns
from Minnesota's state-wide .primary
Monday were sufficiently near com
pletion today to show Mrs. Anna
Dickie Olesen far in the lead of
Thomas Meighen, her nearest op
ponent, for the democratic nomina
tion for United States senator.
Sentiment on the questoin of send
ing a woman to the United States
senate will be an added feature to
party issues in the- general election in
Minnesota next November.
The nomination of Mrs. Olesen as
the senatorial standard bearer for the
democrats next fall will call for an
expression of this sentiment in ad
dition to the question of adherence
to party lines and issues involving
the national administration.
" Opposed to Kellogg.
Frank F. Ketlogg, junior senator
from Minnesota, and one of Presi
dent Harding's stalwarts in the sen
ate, who was renominated in the
republican primary over Ernest Lun
deen, will face the political barrier
with Mrs. Olesen next fall, along
with Henrik Shipsted, the farrher
labor nominee. Senator Kellogg re
mained in Washington during the
primary campaign, leaving his can
didacy in the hands of the regular
republican organization, which gave
him its endorsement in the state con
vention. Endorsed Candidate.
Mrs. Olesen likewise was an en
dorsed candidate. Delegates to the
democratic state convention, like the
democrats at the polls Monday, se
lected her as the organization candi
date for the senate.
The first woman to sit in congress
Miss Jeanette Rankin came out
of the northwest, when Montana vot
ers sent her to the lower house in
1916. Whether the northwest will
give the senate its first woman mem
ber will be answered at the polls in
Minnesota next November.
Miss Grace F. Kaerscher of Or
tonville was the republican nominee
for clerk of the supreme court. Gov
ernor J. A. O. Prues and other re
publican state officers were renomi
nated. Family in Cloquet
Cloquet, Minn., June 21. (By A.
P.) To the country at large she
may be Anna Dickie Olesen, but to
this city of 8,000 population, she will
always be Mrs. Peter Olesen, though
even her husband, who is superinten
dent of Cloquet's schools, insists that
the "Anna Dickie" be substituted for
the Mrs. Peter, when she is referred
to in newspapers.
And tonight the little family of
three especially the husband and 14-
(Turn to Pace Two, Column Five )
Norfolk, Neb., June 21. (Special
Telegram.) Edgar Howard, former
lieutenant-governor, and editor of
the Columbus Daily Telegram, was
here last night and after conferences
with local democratic leaders, the an
nouncement was made that Howard
had accepted the democratic filing for
congress in the Third district, made
for him at Columbus.
He had recently accepted the pro
gressive congressional filing1 and
much speculation is shown in how
the third' party and Nonpartisan
league leaders, with whom Howard
is said to have beene flirting, will
take this change in the political ac
tions of the Columbus candidate.
Simultaneously with this announce
ment, it was stated that the accept
ance which was filed for Howard for
lieutenant-governor was not sanc
tioned by himself and would be with
drawn. Democrats say that Howard
has joined forces with Hitchcock, and
that Charles Bryan also is in harmony
with the Hitchcock campaign and
that William Jennings Bryan may
come to Nebraska to campaign for
the democrat senator.
Just When Business Is Beginning to Sit Up
1,000 Marooned in
Border Towns by
Rio Grande Flood
Critical Stage in Rising
Waters, Which Have Inun
dated 16,000 Acres, Ex
Brownsville, Tex., June 21. Four
hundred feet of levee protecting a
section of the San Benito irrigation
district, about 24 miles from
Brownsville, gave way before flood
waters of the Rio Grande this morn
ing, causing the first inundation of
lowlands in Cameron county. A
large force of workmen rushed to
the scene began work building up
levee protection for the little town
of Los Indios, which is threatened by
Many Mexicans Marooned.
San Antonio, Tex., June 21. (By
A. P.) The critical stage in the
lower Rio Grande flood, which al
ready has inundated nearly 16,000
acres in Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron
counties, marooned nearly 1,000 Mex
icans in small border towns, and cov
ered the roads leading west of Mer
cedes, is expected between midnight
tonight and dawn Thursday when
the crest of the- upper flood is due
to reach the edge of Starr county.
This upper flood, the result of a
cloudburst Saturday, remarkable in
the history of the river, not only be
cause it has exceeded all previous rec
ords, but also because of its slow
movement and sustained volume.
From a stream normally 200 to 300
yards wide and 18 inches to six feet
deep, the Rio Grande has become
50 feet deep at the flood crest and
from three-quarters to a mile wide.
The volume of water is so great that
at Laredo. Tex., where an unofficial
stage of 52 feet was reached at 11
o'clock yesterday morning, the river
was still 50 feet deep at 6 o'clock
last night. At Eagle Pass a 51-foot
stage was reached at midnight Sun
day and it had receded to six feet
above normal at 6 o'clock Tuesday
Drives Farmers to Hills.
Brownsville, Tex., June 21. Flood
waters of the Rio Grande which
Monday and yesterday wrought
havoc at Eagle Pass and Laredo, late
yesterday had reached Zapata, Tex.,
district, 150 miles west of here, driv
ing Mexican farmers and goatr herd
ers into the hills on both sides "of the
Sofia, June 21. ten thousand per
sons have been made homeless by dev
astating floods which inundated the
suburban districts of Sofia, follow
ing rains Monday and Tuesday. No
loss of life has- been reported. There
was much damage to live stock.
Fairbury Has Earliest
Harvest in Its History
Fairbury, June 21. (Special.)
The harvest of wheat started in real
earnest yesterday. The time is two
weeks earlier than ever in the history
of Jefferson county. The prospects
which were so bright a week ago
have been blighted by the continued
drouth and the most optimistic feel
The corn crop is standing the
drouth remarkably well and farmers
are busy killing weeds and- pulver
'xing the surface of the soiL
Elks Stampede to
From 19 Pastures
Town Dolled Up in Holiday
Clothes Flags Fly as Visi
tors Stream in From
All Over State.
Columbus, Neb., June 21. (Special
Telegram.) Elks from all the 19
gretn pastures where their herds
graze in Nebraska, are stampeding
to Columbus today for the annual
convention of their state association
which was formally opened in Maen
nerchor hall this afternoon and will
continue throughout tomorrow.
Nearly 100 delegates registered at
the headquarters in the local lodge
rooms prior to the opening of the
afternoon session and fully 100 others
were here in unofficial capacity. It
is anticipated that the . attendance
will be doubled by late arrivals on
trains and in automobiles this eve
ning and tomorrow.
With flags fying and the Elks
purple everywhere displayed, the city
is dolled up in holiday regalia to give
its guests the glad hand. A bit of
early color is being injected into the
welcoming of the visitors by the old
Thurston hotel bus, which, with a
couple of white melody musicians
mounted on top and drawn by a
faithful, though antiquated mule, is
meeting all the trains.
Officers Arrive Early.
Among the arrivals this forenoon
were the officers of the association,
Clyde W. Morton, Kearney, presi
dent; W. W. Jene, Falls City; Carl
Kramer, Columbus, and H. C. Hav
erly, Hastings, vice presidents; J. H.
Cuddy, Chadron, secretary; C. B.
Nicodemus, Fremont, treasurer; C.
A. McCloud, York; Dan B. Butler,
Omaha, and Walter Mainline, Grand
Delegations of more than 40 each
from Falls City and York were on
the ground early. The Falls City
contingent was headed by ex-Governor
John H. Morehead. who is
a candidate for congress in his home
district. With the Yorkers came the
York military band of 35 pieces,
which is supplying the musical pro
gram for the festivities. The Oma
ha Elks' band and Columbus City
band will take over that end of the
Welcomed by Mayor.
The convention was opened in
Maennercher hall at 2 today with in
vocation by Rev. W. L. B laker, pas
tor of Grace church and Chaplain
of the Columbus lodge. The re
mainder of the program for the after
noon session follows:
Welcome on behalf of the city, Ed
Welcome on " behalf Columbus
lodge. Otto F. Walter, past district
Response, Clyde W. Morton, pres
ident state association.
Roll call of officers. Report of com
mittee on credentials. Reports of offi
cers. At 5:30 an informal supper will
be served the official delegates at
the Evans hotel. John C. Barrett of
Omaha will lead the discussion on
such Elk subjects as charity, mem
bership and meetings.
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"Know Omaha and Omaha
Stores" is the general theme of a
series of eight full-page advertise
ments to be published by The Oma
ha Bee, beginning today.
This series has an interest for
every resident of Omaha and tribu
tary territory. It pictures the mar
velous growth of Omaha as a retail
market center in unusually graphic
manner. By photographs and his
torical text the story of Gmana'e
growth and Omaha's present advan
tages as a trading point are told with
The advertisements are an unso
licited tribute by The Omaha Bee to
the city's retail trade. Preparation
of the copy, the engraving and all
other work in connection therewith
was undertaken by the various de
partments of this newspaper.
Picnic Held by Cheyenne
County Farmers' Unions
Sidney, Neb., June 21. (Special.)
The' annual county picnic of the
Cheyenne Couny Farmers union was
.held at' Kruegers lake, six miles east
of Sidney. The Bunker Hill local
band furnished the music, assisted
by a male quartet from Sidney. The
principal address was delivered by
C. J. Osborn, state president of the
organization. A baseball game be
tween two of the locals of the county
About 2,000 were present and pic
nic lunches were served. Sidney,
Lodgepole and Sunol business houses
crosed at noon to permit their em
ployes and proprietors to attend.
Referendum on Code Law
Is Sought by Candidate
Lincoln, Neb., June 21. Orville
Jones, democratic candidate for at
torney general, brought an action in
mandamus in the district court of
Lancaster county today asking that
the xourt order Secretary of State
D. M. Amsberry to submit the. Ne
braska code law to a referendum of.
the people in the November elec
tion. Judge Fred Shepard then is
sued an alternative writ of man
damus calling upon the secretary of
state to. appear and show cause why
the prayer should not be granted.
July 16 is the return date. ,
Thursday fair, continued warm.
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tors Who Agree to Surren
der Plant Operated by
5,000 Join in Fighting
Omaha lira l.mwt Wlr.
Herriii. III., June -Fourteen
men were killed, two others are dy
ing and more than a score were
wounded this afternoon when
an army of miners estimated
to number more than 5.000 stormed
the stockade of the Southern Il
linois Coal company's mine six miles
from this city, according to reports
reaching here tonight.
The majority of the dead are mine
guards, it is said. The battle lasted
more than four hours. At 7 this
evening a white flag was hoisted
from inside the stockade, with a re
quest for a conference.
Miners officials demanded the sur
render of the mine and cessation of
operations, it is declared, to which
the operators are said to have ac
ceded. Strike Breakers Used.
The mine, since the declaration of
the strike some weeks ago, has been
operating with nonunion labor; the
workers were guarded by operatives
from private detective agencies,
among them being the Hargreaves
secret service of Chicago.
Shortly before 2 a large truck with
10 of the Hargreaves operatives was
traveling along a road nine miles
north of Carbondale, III.
Strikers, ambushed in a clump of
trees, opened fire on the truck. Three
of the operatives were wounded; the
truck fled to Carbondale where they
were placed in the hospital.
As word of the attack reached
Herrin, West Frankfort, and other
mining communities, knots of men
quickly gathered on the streets. Im
promptu speakers jumped on wagons
and porches and addressed the grow
Get Arms From Homes.
These soon gradually dispersed to
their homes' to return a few moments
later with rifles and revolvers. At
Herrin a crowd numbering 200 in
vaded the hardware stores of the
Bray North company, the Herrin
Supply company and tlu Turner
Hardware company and demanded
arms and ammunition.
These were refused. The miners
then held up the proprietors and
clerks, bound and gagged them, and
rifled the stores of everything in the
nature of weapons and explosives. It
is estimated that more than $1,000
worth of supplies were taken.
Motor truck loads of strikers rush-
j ed over the muddy roads to Marion,
! West Frankfort and other towns to
1 purchase more ammunitions and
arms; then returned at top speed to
their various communities where the
weapons were distributed.
Move On Mine.
At 3 the crowds, as if from a
concerted signal, moved toward the
' Southern Illinois Coal company's
There a stockade had bctn erected
by the guards. Men armed with
rifles were posted at every conven-
(Tnrn to Pace Two. Column Six.)
i Marriages Slump. Births
Gam 1,400 in Nebraska
Lincoln, June 21. The number of
marriages in Nebraska fell off heavi
ly in 1921, as compared with the
number in 1920 and 1919. while
births in the same period gained
more than 1,400 over 1920 and more
than 5.000 over 1919. according to
an annual report of vital statistics is
sued today by the State Bureau of
Health. Deaths in 1921 were less
than the number in 1920 by 912.
The report records 32,186 births,
12,022 deaths, 13,353 marriages, and
3.758 divorce proceedings in 1921.
The 1920 figures show 30,749 births,
12,934 deaths. 15,928 marriage li
censes and 3,928 divorce proceed
ings. Paving and Sewer Building
Flourish at Grand Island
Grand Island.Neb., June 21. (Spe
cial.) Builders are reporting a slight
let-up in contracts for new houses.
The permits for the past few months
however, aggregate a sum close to
$100,000, of which the highest single
contract was a little over $6,000. In
addition to these, construction in one
paving district, sewer construction
work, and the building of several
business blocks is providing much
employment. Owing to the absence
of sufficient material, the sewer con
tractors are not able to immediate
ly employ all the men who have ap
plied for work.
Dawson Potato Growers
Make Inspection Tour
Gothenburg, Neb., June 21. (Spe
cial.) Dawson county potato grow
ers visited 15 fields, totaling 2.000
acres, in a tour of inspection through
out the county. The trip was part
of a campaign 'to promote potato
raising in this county. H. O. Wer
ner of the college of agriculture and
a potato specialist gave the local
growers expert advice.
Dry Spell Broken
Ellsworth, Neb., June 21. A much
needed rain fell here Tueaday. break
ing a dry spell that lis continued
since June I and was beginning to
be alarming. Prospects now ara)
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