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    NOHKOLK WKKIvhV NK\VS.l < ) tMNAU { FKU3AY , M.U fi , 1U11.
( Olocoris AlpeslrU Variety. )
lily JOHN T. ZlMMnn , Department of KntowoJory ,
University of Nebraftka. )
* B1
The Horned lArkfi or Shore
re mtdlutn nlird blrdn , marked with
krown , block and ithltfl or yellow , KB
Mhown In the accompanying Illnttra-
HOB. The possession of tno little
tufts of feathers on the head the to
Item the appearance of poK rmlnr
kerns , hrnce the name "Horned Lark. "
Tone birds are irniind dwellers ,
although sometimes setn peiched on
f are posts nd wires. When on the
flfround Ihey do not hop , but itklk or
n , and when alarmed rife , uttering
* simple alarm note , and fly for a
hort distance or elide around and
alight near the plnre from which they
tiirtcd. During lli breeding season
crab rruss , foxtail and otbern to tie
number of at h'iut sixty-cleat. Mr.
W. U MrAtre of the United States-bio-
loRleM eurvfy finds that of ont hun
dred werdii considered an the inoet
Iroiiblnomt In tie country , mo less
than thlity-eight contribute to the diet
of these blrils Priilt IB very eeldom
touched. Grain in sometimes eaten ,
but only when it Is found on the sur
face of the Frontd as watte material
or in case * where a field hat been
town broadcast , nnd this slirht dam-
uc > may be eliminated by the substitu-
tlon of drilling for broadcast coning.
Insects and other small animal formi ,
Bom * of which aie among our moat ie-
Ice males rU into the air In a flight
which carries them upwards until they
may be lost to flight. At such time *
taelr ewect , warbling SOUR IB often
heard e > en alter the birds are indistin
guishable. Although found commonly
Along roadsides and In other euch sit
uations , Horned Larks are eecentially
.birds of th * open fields and prairie * ,
and it Is If ere that they construct
their nests in a depression of th
ground lined with grasses.
The food of the lark * consists , for tke
ooat part , at sands of various kinds ,
About three-fourths of which are of
vweda , aiicn as sunflower * , tumbleweed -
weed , smartweed , pigweed , dandelion ,
ver crop pchtn , arc readily consuned.
Weevils are principally taken , kut
other forms eaten are chinch hues ,
grasshoppers , leaf-hoppers , ants , cut
worms , etc. , RE well as spiders , mites
and small crustaceans.
As we may see from th * abore ,
Horned Igarka are certainly to b
nlatied among our beneficial birds ,
The slight damage they do in this re
gion in the way of eating train is
more than offset by the good they ac
complish in the destruction of nox
ious weeds and insect pests. For this
reason , if for no other , they should be
afforded ample protection.
Nebraska's Farmers Should
Stick to Early Varieties.
Bjr X . MOKTGOUIRT , I ) pt. of Ext * rim tout Asronomj. DnlTcrattrof N brn& . )
"What Tariety of eats shall we sow ,
fc a question In the mind of more than
ne farmer In Nebraska at present.
Tor aeveral years It Is admitted that
ike oat crop has not been a very profit
able crop and most farmers claim
ikey would not raise it at all except
tkey vuiat do so in order to rotate
their land. There are two diffleulties
Plow Across the Slope.
\Vhn you are plowing up a sloping
field , always hare the furrows run
allots the * lop * . TbU will to a lone
Try New * want a * .
Print a wait ad that will draw re
plies from the most capable stenogra
phers In the city who would be avail-
This is especially true of the early va
rieties , like Kherson and Texas Rei.
For a number of years several varle-
tles of oats hare been crown at the
Nebraska Eaperimeiit station to com
pare their yielding power. These vari
eties ran be divided into two groups
the early varieties and the late varle-
ties. The following table gives results :
Pate ripe , Yield No. of Height , Color at
arlj Oat * . 104-01 per acre. yrs grew . l(07-f. grain.
.lUrt July (1.7 Yellow
July * 2.E Tellow
ttersoB July 10 1C.3 4 Ttllow
tornado. Red July 14 (0.3 Reddish
Hed July II fr2.0 4 Reddish
Average July 11 t > 3.
Oata July 1 42 Wkitiak
Iclect July If 44 TVbltisk
i feiv Mlty No. I July J 44 Whltlsk
iWfelte Queen July 10 Wkitiik
Atterlran Bn er July 21 4 Wkltisk
tat rev 4 Price duster July Zl Wkltlsk
Hold's New Maek fisauty..July 23 Blaek
July 44
Must be ce ttad witk ky grow.
n e < ! eate I Nebraska at present
Me I * ike Recreate J tke fertility of
MM kujd and tke otker ! a tke kot , dry
weatktr whlt-k sets 1 * about the flrct
* f Jary , jest at tke time wbe oata is
A Teloliig its k ny , and usually re-
wtltB tai arresting tbe grontk at a crlt-
teal tiBBe.
Apparently , ear eats erep is the first
ne to show tbe effect of decreased
fertility and tbe complaint that oats
4o not pay has bten keare ! more and
snore for the past Bre years. There
wns a tlroo when yields of E0 and 0
fcuihels of oats in the state were com-
Aion. Such yields , bowever , can \ > e
secured aow where tbe land Is rotated
with alfalfa or clover. Ijist year , near
keruning , Neb. , there was a yield of
over SO bushels per acre secured on
Kherson oats on a field that had bee *
broken up from alfalfa , and in Clay
county , on the McKclvis farm , there
were 100 bushels. These sound like
Id time yields , don't tbey , but there
In notblng old time about It , except
the soil baa been restored to tbe old
tine fertility. Gome people beliere
that tbe varieties of oats are running
cut , but tbls is not tbe case. As a
aatter of fact , the varieties of oats we
ar * growing in ( be state today are
muck better adapted to the state than
the varJHIfs used twenty years ago.
It will ae c m kere that the firtt
group ef varieties , kX6w& as the early
cats , mature on tbe average about
Tuly 11 and average 19.1 bushels per
acre. Tke late rarisUea average niae
days later in maturity and average
40.1 bushels a difference of almost
fourteen bushels per acre la favor of
the early types. The early varieties
are not necessarily more drought re
sisting , but tbelr advantage arenas to
come In earlier maturity. As stated
before , our dry weather usually begins
about the flift week of July , and that
is just the time when the late oats
e in full bloom , when tbey nee4
plenty of moisture and cool weather
In order to develop their grains prop
erly. On U , other band , the early va
rieties being about two weeks ahead
in their state of maturity avoid la
tome degrua till dry weatber , and for
this reason srcra to give a bitter
yield. In the northern states and Can
ada , where they bave a slow ripening
season and cooler weather for matur
ing , the large late varieties give good
results , but w cannot expect the Can
ada varieties to give tbe same results
In Nebraska that they do la Canada ,
unless we bave the Canada weather.
For tbat reason , Nebraska farmers
should stick , as a general rule , to tke
early varieties , such as Kherson and
Texas Red.
way toward preventing the washing
away of the top soil. If the land Is
plowed tbe other way , a rain will flow
off with a ruth , cairylng away your
best soil
Print & want ad that will tell em
players exactly what you can do an <
you'll eoon find work.
Try a News Want-Ad.
Manufacturers Offered Small Vine Dressers Arc
Other Wine as Fa the Chief Factors
mous Laughing of the Up
Water rising
world's demand for more
TOR tlmn the cham
pagne district can produce Is
at the bottom of the ncrloUN
rioting that is now taking plnce In
France's moet famous wine growing
departments. The prceent agitation
is n recrudescence of n ancient wnr
between the departments of Marno and
Aube as to which of them should It ,
alone entitled to label as champagne
the \vlne they produce.
To hnve tuo origin of the trouble
understood It IB neceetmry to go bnck
hlrty years , when every vine dresser
owned tils own strip of Innd. In those
dayH there wore IKK ) vineyard owners
u Venteull aloue against only forty
oday. Thirty years njro the big deal-
> rs of HhKlms nnd Epcrnay paid high
prices to tbe growers. In 1801 muny
of those kir > ; e concerns commenced to
buy up vineyards theniHulves. and , UK
many of the email holders refused to
sell , n phylloxera scare was engineer
ed which Induced norae of them to
Two years later many new oham-
pngne houses started business. Those
firms Imported wine from other parts
of France , gave it the nme treatment
OB tbe real article and Hold it as gen
uine champagne. These houses were
se enough to buy up recognized vine
yards. They produced on the spot only
00,000 galloue of wine , but Bold 4.000 , '
000 gallons under the name of tbe par
tlcular vineyard in which tbey made
their headquarters.
Germany Competes.
ThMk Germany began to compete
with fake champagne , and tbe lot of
the old vine dresser became steadily
worse and worse. There was also a
succession of bad harvest * , and tbe dis
content Increased. In January , 100& ,
a decree delimiting the wine country
went into force , but did not prove ef
The Immediate cauM of the blood
shed and sacking tbat have been going
on started with the act of tbe govern
ment in excluding the sparkling wine
of Aube from the champagne class , to
\vl > i'jh It had always been assigned
On March 10 Inst the inhabitants of
tbe department of the Anbe joined in
a demonstration of protest nt Bar-sur-
Aube. Thousands of vlneynrd owners
and workers went on a rampage. They
made bonfires of tax demand notes
Muffed in grape baskets , flew the red
flag over their municipal buildings and
burned effigies of their * o called ene
mies. The municipal councils of more
( ban alxty towns and villages resigned
collectively , nnd a procession of over
1U.OOO workers mnrched through the
streets of Unr-mir-Anbe.
Tbe Aube wine growers before tbe
Widow ef Form r Governor CoK en
His Slayer In Prison.
Behind the walls of the Idaho RenJ-
entiary Harry Orcuaid. murderer1'of
"ormer Governor Frank Stennenherg
and confessed slayer of fourteen other
men , stood face to face with the wo
man be bad widowed and ivas forgiven
by her.
The warden told her he would not
compel Orchard to nee her. When bar
esMage reached Orchnrd bis face rorm-
d pnle.
"Ob , " he exclaimed , with a look c4
horror. "I can't ee her ! "
Then he relented , saying. "I viovld
rather do almost anything else , but if
live. Bteunenberg has itsked to see me
the least I can do Is to grant her re
quest. "
It wns n tense moment when the two
were introduced. Mrs. eteunenberg
R Orel to apeak , saying : "Mr. Or-
cbaid. I have made this journey to tell
you that God has told me to forgive
you. 1 bave forgiven you the great
wrong yon did me. and I think that
I could not have perfect peace until I
tell you with my own lips. "
Orid l Pair Will Live In "Haunted
House" In Wisconsin.
On a high bluff overlooking the Chippewa -
pewa river in Wisconsin Is a big resi
dence tbat in tbe nine years It baa
been vacant baa been given a wlflo
berth by superstitious tramps.
The "haunted lionse" is to be occu
pied when renovated by A. K. Wai-
ruth , who at the age of fifty-seven bos
become n benedict. His bride vras for-
m&rly Miss Alice Wilson , and Mr. Wai-
ruth declares she folly shares bis be
lief tbat there Is no foundation for the
gboat stories.
Popcorn to Support Band.
Leon. town of 400 persons In Kan-
BUS , claims the distinction of support
ing a band In more unununl way
than any other town In Kansas. Tbe
wive * , and iweol lieurtn of the munl-
cliius pop corn , mid the bimdinnater ,
Uort Mflfhhiill. HUperlutoiidN ( tie sale.
Every cent nt'c'tusury to maintain tbe
ori'wnizatlon t * tninle till" wav.
Print a want ad tone tcils what you
can teach and you'll eoon have eome
private pupils.
Try a News want td.
end of March showed a determination
to be stopped by nothing. They dis
carded tlielr moderate lenders an * .put
tbemnelves under tl orders of the
Unified Socialists and revolutionaries.
On March 20 M. Ixsfevre. a Hadtenl
Socialist deputy. Introduced a bill in
the chamber of deputies suppronslng
ail wine delimitations , but Increasing
the facilities of the authorities for
proceeding against those who bandied
or manufactured fraudulent wine.
A fresh outbreak of rioting occurred
on April 8. when the committee on ag
riculture of the chamber of deputies ,
to , whlch the government had referred
the champagne question , recommend
ed that tbe delimitation be arranged
so as to Include all the departments
belonging to HIP old province f Cham-
pagne. This proposal failed to satisfy
every party. The departments already
included In the champagne district re
sented an extension of the limits ,
while those which were being brought
In objected to a condition which was
attached to the report of the commit
tee making It compulsory that the
place of origin of the products be Indicated -
dicated on the bottles. This , they said ,
would'mean ' the creation of five kinds
of champagne Marnej Alse. Aube.
Seine et Mnrne and Haute Marne.
Eecent Outbreaks.
On April 11 there were fresh mani
festations In the department of the
Marnc against the restoration of the
department of the Aube to the delim
ited district. The rioting -was due to
the action of the Mnate on the previ
ous day In adopting a resolution ask
ing tbe cabinet to restore Aube as part
of the champagne district. The other
departments regard the action of the
senate as a deadly blow to their inter
ests nnd as a concession to their dead
ly rival.
The majority In the chamber of dep
uties , as in the senate , probably op
poses the system of delimitation. The
chamber , however. Is proceeding cau
tiously , as It does not desire a minis
terial crisis at a time when the buA > uf.
now four mouths belated , seems with
in a few days of couclusion.
The administration Is continuing to
oppose the suppression of the delini'-
tation because It hopes to have tbe
system recognised Internationally. The
Madrid convention has already assur
ed such recognition lietween France
and Spain. Great Britain. Switzerland.
Portugal nnd Brnell. An international
conference on the subject will meet at
Washington on May IB. at which the
Krench government bopes that all
countries will reach an understanding ,
even Germany , which Is the most fear
ed rival of France us a champagne
8euth 8 n Islanders Keep Yeung Wo-
m n.r8 cliidd JUntil Marriage. * '
ln s.ome-parts'otttews"BrItaln ! ) the
natives bare k otmfbm of placing
young women In strict seclusion before
marriage by Imprisoning them in cages
for several years until they reach a
marriageable age.
The Rev. Grorge Brown , who has
pent many years of his life In the
south sen Islands endeavoring to stamp
out pol.vgnmy and vanuaballam among
tbe natives , describes how on one oc
casion be Inspected a number of these
human cages. The atmosphere inside
them was dot and stifling. He nays :
"The cage was quite elean and contained
tained nothing but a few lengths of
bamboo for holding water. There was
only room for a glrrto ) cjltor He down
In a crouchra"'po8itlon on the bamboo
platform , ami when the doors were
nbut It must have been nearly or quite
dark Inside.
They are never allowed to come out .
except once a day to bathe in a dish
or wooden bowl placed close to each
cage. Tbey are placed in the cages
when quite young and must remain
there until their marriage. "
Would Be Hicruit Barred Beoauo
Oailon Would Kid Him.
Obarles n. Phillips , aged eighteen
of Carnal , 111. , applied to the naval recruiting
cruiting officer to enlist bim , saying
tbe one ambition of bis life was to be
a sailor. His measure was taken , and
be was found to be In almost perfect
condition , but the recruiting officer
told him his ears would bar him.
"Why. your ears are so big and at
tract M much attention tbat at ! tbe
suitors in tbe navy would kid yon 10it
that yon would find life miserable. it
old tbe officer. "We cannot accept
you. "
Hard Wood For Tomb.
Philippine hardwoods are to be used
in cQuatrpt.'tlng the -tomb of tbe latt
emperor ; t .jOhlntt. For the plllan
giant liewi 'wlll . be tak * " from the
'Mlmljimo fo'c ntK. home of them al 1-
ready rut lielng sixty feet high and
four faer In
Court at Fairfax.
Fairfax , S. D. , April 29. Special t
The News : Circuit court is Ktill I
BtiEsion. Tbe civil action of Albet ;
Bjornson against M. F. Harrington c
O'Nolli for the recovery of $1,000 fees
paid for alleged failure to properly do-
feud tlio plaintiff in n criminal action
originating In 1'JOO In the cuao of KOH-
tin ) against lljornson , was tried , llotli
i's coutusU'il every Inch of the
After this rase IH disposed of it is
said a $10.000 case of the l.aiuro
Tonimlto company against the West
ern Townsiti' company from Trlpp
county will come up for trial.
Samuel Jones.
Ewlng , Neb. , April 29. Special to
The NCWB : Samuel Jones of Serin-
nor died Wednesday night at 11
o'clock. Mr. Jones was n nephew of
D. A. Huston of Ewlng. Mr. and Mrs.
lliiflton loft for Scrlbnor on yestor-
day's early train to attend the funeral.
Mrs. George Nicholson.
Wisner , Neb. , April 29. Special to
The News : Mm. George E. Nicholson
of Wisner died last night nt r.:30 : In
tbo Prosbjterlnn hospital at Omaha.
She was a widow anil livwl In Wisner
for thirty years. She was very nopu
lar. She belonged to the Eastern Star
nnd Hoyal Neighbors. She leaves
three children : Hugo , county attorney
of Cumlng county ; Hubert , now at
tending the university , and Marian ,
attending the publli- schools of Wls
nor. The funeral \sill be held Mon
day afternoon in Wisuer.
He Found Out ,
Fairfax Advertiser : Claus Stoffcr ,
while walking along the railroad track
about two miles west of Bonestcel ,
picked up a railroad torpedo , and be
ing curious to see what was on the
inside of it , placed the torpedo on thxe
track and struck It a blow with
sledge hammer. He speedily found
out , for fragments of the torpedo
struck him in the face , badly cutting
it and narrowly escaping tearing his
left eye from its socket. He will be
laid up for some time as the result of
his injuries.
First Choice.
Mr. ,1uul icl. M.v clear , I unsme of
the fiiM to lei : > ' . Mrs. , Ia\vback--Oli.
ritu al\vm ii.v tluit. Mr. . .Inwhack
can pi-Mf If ( Ms time. Look out in the
halt Mm ! M > f die bcHiillful umbrella I
brought lidinf - Toledo Blade1.
Johrtny'i Reasoning ,
Sunnn.i Ki liool Tcncher What Is
trouclcn T. TommyV Toiuuyr An In
w rd Monitor. Sundnj School Teach
er And Ailist is : i monitor , Johnny ?
Johnny An ironclad boat. Chicago
The Man' * MiiUk * .
Out of loyalty to his own sex the
maubger of tiie uotnnn's suit depart
ment diFcimrKtHl tils Doting woman
uteuogcHplier tuul hired a man. Tbe
first butch of It'tHMh dictated to the
man were written to itliout a hundred
old customer * . \ > lioui he Invited to ex
amine privately lot of exclusive gar
ments before lliev nure placed on tale.
The d y after ( lie letters wore mulled
the women fle.cKfd Into the more , but
the tire tluU liunuul in tlielr c.ies was
the tire of Hie HM-nurr rather ( linn of
the bargain tinnier. One word nlileh
each wumiin bad underlined In her
letter exiliiined | tlielrinitb. . The gar-
moultso Hie niMiiiiger hud meant to
XHT. liad lieen lU'Mvnietl for women of
* tock hKurc. sui-li HK they possessed
hut the mule Klenogi-Hpher had drawn
on Hie iilplmbel nnd lihd written tt
" "
"No woman on eitrtu would IIHVC
been xi ill.v of Mteh , a inlstitl ; > . "
growlul flic miuuiyer.
The next week tiie girl stenographer
li < IUuf , Job. tuu-k.-Philadelphia Led-
Grr t Men Tall and Short.
A recent Investluufor has attempted
lo show tliut LomlHOKo nd IIH ! follow-
TK were w eng In iiHHertlng that men
of genius were of small siatnre. Of
U30 Indlvidling of eminence he found
| that figures were obtHinahle for 10' !
of IheHt * sixteen neie of middle height.
Wry-eight wtiove ind twenty-nine he-
American * pnriioitlitrly combined
ffreatueeK with Indies. Jefferson nrl
Jnckvon were more than six feet tall.
itamner v > * n lx feet four IneheK , and
WaHhlritfton.Ineoln and Beecher were
wore tlmrj Klx , f et , .Among > ft * wens
' 'ytorel Jers' TolHtoy' wim. n large man.
and HO were Thuckerny , Bismarck and
On the contrary , many of the world'fl
greatest genluces were undersized and
even deformed. Napoleon , Poe , Pope
Alexander the Great. Nelson , Blftke
and Caesnr were small men.
After nil IK xald , genlUR In no re
specter of rules.- Now York American
Greatest British Warship.
Barrow in Furness , England , April
29. The Princess Royal , the largesl
cruiser-battleship ever- built for the
British navy , was launched today ant
christened by Princess iVbyal Lonlsc
] after whom the vessel was named
The cruiser has a displacement of 26 ,
3CO tons and turbine engines affording
70,000 horse power. Her contraci
calls for a speed of 28 knots an hour
She will carry eight 13.n-inch gum
besides smaller weapons.
They're Busy Trying to Dig Down to
Bottom of Accumulated Business.
Washington , April 29. Committei
meetings were the order today fo
senators , members of the moro important
portant committees arriving early a
the capltol to acquaint themselrc
with the mass of matter that has pilei
up since congress convened and whicl
has remained practically untouched. eh.d
- The fact tbat when the senate ad
journed yesterday It was not to mec
again until Monday gave opportunit ;
to prepare for the serious business o
the session which was prevented by ;
to the factional fight over committee IS-
in signments In the republican ranks. ISfit
rt Tbe house again had the free UK
of 'bill before it An effort yesterday t
ollow the lead of the senate and ad-
ourn until Monday was frowned on
> y the democratic leaders because of
he increasing number of members
vim have announced tliolr Intention of
speaking on tliu measure. Hepresen-
atlvc Hammond of Minnesota , later
u the day , is expected to make one of
ho principal speeches In advocacy of
Uio bill.
Mr . K t * Doyle. Who Got VoUf For
1 th H rri oni , Dead.
Mrs. Kate Du.vle , who became known
as Chleogo's foremost , woman iwlU
ticlan tin migh her Hctlvltivs In behalf
of the members of the Harrison fund-
ly in their political campaigns since
the father of the present mayor elect
WHS n candidate for congress In 187H ,
Mrs. Doyle , who WHS seventy-sir
yers old , entered the Harrison family
as a nurse In 1801. In the following
nine years she became ncqnalutttl
with many of the Irish voters of the
clt.v , assuming n political Icadorshlp
over I Item that became an important
element in the imlltknl affairs of the
When ' "arter II Harrison , Hr. lie-
mine n candidate foreougress in 1873
Mrs. Doyle begun tier career as an
aeihe poltlli inn. H.i her acnuiilntiiiu-e
with the liMi AoterH of the city she
\MIS etuih'ed ' to give the Harrison
forces material assistance In the cnm-
linlgii. Klectloii day she visited the
polls at the head of her forces , nil of
whom < ! iM their ballots for Harrison.
\Vheii Carter II. Harrison. Jr. , began
his political career Mrs Doyle did ef-
IVrtlvo \ > oil ; among tbe voters.
Snyinfl the Right Thing
"I don't seem to he nble to pay the
right thing to women , " n bashful
young man rounded to us the other
ila.v. "and that's why 1 don't shine In
societj. I'll tell you nn iiiHtance of it.
Not long itg'i I met 11 woman 1 hadn't
seen for jeans , nnd I could HCC that
she WJIK trying to keep young , so 1
thought I'd Kay 11 graceful thing to her.
" 'Yon cimy jour age remarkably
well. * sii.xs I.
"Well , the moment I wild It 1 could
see that I MIIK In wrong. She was
looking hilly nnd getting red. no 1
" 'Doi-'t mind my little Jokes. 1 nev
er menu whnt I wiy. As a matter of
fuel , jou don't carry your nge n lilt
well. '
'And then she killed me with n
liKtiglity l > k and willed awny without
KHj-ii'g goodliy. Sii.v. how shonld 1
hne pul if"
ThRt Which Countt.
Whiif K it Hint counts in tlie celex-
inl citj 'i Onlj tlui * good which Is done
'or the line of doing it. Only those
, ns in which the welfaie of til hers
s the in : ster thought. Onlj tho'-e In
.tors In which the sicrltlce Is yreater
ban the ivugi - . Onl.\ those glfis in
which the giver forgets
A modern French dry cleaninr es
tablishment was opened for businr-s
Friday afternoon in this city. The e.v
ablishment is the property of Mrs.
3. Rasley , proprietress of the Norfolk
Dye works , and is to bo managed In
connection with this business. Tbe
building is made of cement blocks and
: s entirely fireproof. It is located im
mediately behind the dye works , 229
Norfolk avenue.
Three rooms compose the main
floor of this building the workroom
tbe drying room and the boiler room.
[ n the latter Is located the motor from
which tbe electric current is brought
into the main room to operate the dry
cleaning machinery.
The cleaning fluid , which is home-
- what of an explosive nature , is con
tained in three enormous tanks which
are located several feet underground
and from which large pipes lead to
: the cleaning establishment.
. The building measures but 24 by 30
feet , but is BO arranged that it is very
convenient and the small space is well
apportioned. The building is steam
heated and equipped with electric
. lights.
Without the cost of the building , the
machinery cost , about J3.0QO. The
underground system alone cost about
. J700.
Larger Cities In Nebrasxa Likely te
, Chance Form of Government.
Omaha , April 29. All the towns ol
importance throughout Nebraska arc
< considering the adoption of the com
, mission form of government. From
definite Indications it appears that ter
cities having populations above 0,00 (
will take advantage of the law recent
ly passed by the legislature enablinj
them to vote on the change.
The law , providing that towns of th (
above classification of size , through :
petition from 25 percent of their voters
ers , may demand a special election itfi
the question of adopting the comrois
sion plan , goes into effect July 1. lln
is reported from each of the concerned
ed cities that steps already are ig
taken toward preparing the petition
and that it will bo filed Immediately at
the time appointed.
The cities which are in line for th
< forthcoming commission plan olectioi
are Omaha , Lincoln , South Omaha
Beatrice , Grand Island , Nebraska City
or Fremont , Hastings , Kearney and York-
- According to the system set dowi
at by the commission plan bill , whicl
was introduced by State Senator nul
ning of Cass county , the successfu
petition for the special election inC
each city must bo followed by the Cor !
.dct tlon In not less than thirty days no
ct over sixty days. In all cases re
ty the election shall have been ed
of out adopting the new form of govern
raent the change shall be put into jf.
- feet in the spring of 1912.
fit Earthquake in Cuba.
to Santiago , Cuba , April 29. An earth
quake was felt hero this morning. N
damage was done , hut there wan great
alarm for a time.
Lightning Kills Horses.
Wiiisddc Tribune During tlm Htoriu
last Wednesday. Oliver Conloy , wbo
now lives over by Altoua , had three
horses killed by lightning. Ho wan
out In the field plowing with four
horses , when the bolt descended nnd
tit ruck him down. Ho was not hurt
badly , however , hut when he rocov
ere consciousness , only one lioraowivR
left , the other three bolng dead. Thin
is n very loan to Mr. Conley.
ju&t as the f-prlug work roinnioncexl.
He has other hornet ) but none of them
have been broken to work as yeL
Hla Knee Wounded.
Stanton Heglstor : Ocorgo Thorni * .
operator at the depot , had an acci
dent Friday that will cost him a
month's layoff. Ho WIIH out with a
friend , and while the friend wa un
loading a gun ouu harm ! was dis
charged and the entire charge went
into the knee , tearing the llosh ter
ribly. His wound was dressed utul
Saturday Air. Thomas went to Atkin
son , whore he will remain until he to
One is Italian Boat , the Other Has Not
Been Identified.
London , April 29. The Lloydn ugtitit
at Corcuhian , Spain , today reported
that two steamships have boon lost oft
Cape Valino , a promlntoiY of th
northwestern extremity of the .Spanish
peninsula. One of them IH the Italian
ship F. S. Clumpa , wnH hound
from Penartli , Wales , for Genoa , with
a cargo of coal. The Identity of the
other ship is not known.
Dispatches from Madrid last night
told hrlolly of the wrecking of "a bU ;
English steamship" at Corcubian. No
details have as yet been received here ,
nor is it known whether there was
any loss of life.
The F. S. Clninpa was a boat of
about 2.000 tons.
For Riding on Sidewalk.
Nellfih , Neb. , April 29. Special to
The News : Officer Ed Jackson ar
rested Earl Farber for riding the side \
walks with a bicycle Into yesterday
evening. This being the first cc.o :
brought bcforo the newly appointed
police judge , Charles Cassady , and be
ing unahlo to flno the ordinances col
oring this particular case , ho wa *
granted his permission to appear at
9 o'clock this mom ing to receive the
usual tine , which will ho about SO.
with the instructions that the same
will bo doubled if brought before bin
honor the second time with the ham * >
Wileon at Norfolk.
Norfolk , Va. , April 2ft.
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey ai-
rived in Norfolk early today to attoud
the banquet tonight of the Pewt r
Platter club at which ho will be i
guest of honor with President E. Ai
Alderman , of the University of \ lr
ginla. and make the principal addre
On Arbitration Court.
The Hague , Apiil 20. Delisarto Per
ras , minister of Panama to the United
. State's , ban been appointed by1 UiK
government a member of the perma
nent of the court of arbitration.
To the Coronation.
St. Johns , N. F. , April 29. Preraiei
.Morris and Mrs. Morris left St. Johns
today for New York form which poll
tbey will said for England next Wed
, nesday to attoud the imperial confer
. ence and foionation ceremonies.
Farm House Burns.
Webt Point , Neb. , April 29. Special
to The News : The farm home of
- Gust. Wilde , two miles east of this
city , burned to the ground. Some
household effects were saved , but tbe
, major portion consumed. The fire o-c-
cuned in the afternoon.
Assembly Will Take Place at St. Paul
the First of June.
St. Paul , April 29. Democrats of
national prominence will be in St.
Paul June 1 , when a conference of
leaders of the party in the northwest
will be held there.
It IB expected more than 1,000 men
from the Dakotas , Iowa , Montana , Ida
ho , Washington , Oregon and probably
Wisconsin and Michigan will attend.
W. J. Bryan , Alton U. Parker , Gov
ernor Xorris of Montana and Gov
ernor Burke of North Dakota havf
definitely accepted an invitation of
the Minnesota democratic state cen
tral committee.
Governor Wilson of New Jersey was
Invited , but declined as he is to be In
St. Paul on May 24 to address the
local association of commerce and
could not make a second trip.
a Interurban Preliminaries.
- West Point , Neb. , April 29. Special
to The News : The building of the
Interurban railway from Oakland to
West Point seems to bo assured. A
- force of seven man are now locating
a route between the two places. Thp
, main line is projected to run from
Omaha to Siour City , touching Ben-
nington , Elk City , Arlington , Tele-
< basta , Craig , Bertha , Lyons , Walthlll ,
n Winnebago and Homer. Branches are
, proposed from Elk City to Fremont ,
, with ultimate extensions to Howell.
k. Stanton and Norfolk. Another branch
will run from Oakland to West Point.
h Promises are made by the promoter *
n- that active construction work will
commence immediately.
C- Railways Raise Wages.
Winnipeg , April 29. Tbe Canadian
Pacific and Canadian Northern rail
roads have agreed to new terms re
n- specting tbe maintenance of employes
. liy granting them better general workIng -
Ing conditions and an increase in
wages of 14 percent. Moro than 10,000
men are affected by these new condi \
tion ) ) .