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London Times Says Great
Things Have Been Achieved
Already by Peace
London. Feb. 2. With regard to
tiie provisional solution by the peace
confcrcnc of the question of the
German colonics and the occupied
territory in Asiatic Turkey the
Times' political correspondent says:
"Two great things have been
achieved besides settlement of one
of the most difhcult questions with
which the conference is confronted.
The league of nations has been con
vincingly, almost dramatically, es
tablished as the first necessity or
post-bellum intercourse, and those
responsible for the British policy
have . been putting their own in
terests second to the interests of
world democracy. They have given
the conference a magnificent ex
ample of what adhesion to Mr. Wil
son's principles and to M. Clemen
ceau's doctrine of the necessity of
sacrifice really means an example
that cannot but have "potent influ
ence upon future events. If to
Mr. Wilson falls the credit for1 hav
ing suggested the solution, to Mr.
Lloyd George's statesmanship must,
to no small extent be ascribed the
success with which there is every
reason to hope it will be attended.
"As the colonial question has
been settled by reference to the
league of nations, it is reasonable
to suppose that the n,ext thing the
conference will take up will be the
linal production of a scheme for the
formation of the league.
"It is understood Mi;. Lloyd
George will probably return to Eng
land on February 8 to attend to his
parliamentary duties. Mr. Wilson,
in all probability, will then pay his
projected visit to Belgium and leave
for the United States on February
12, so that it seems likely there will
be at that date a slight slackening
down of the activity of the main
conference. It is evident that if
detailed work is going to be re
ferred to a number of special com
mitees, the plenary conference will
have to give them time to prepare
their reports and will thus better be
able to get a short breathing spell."
Senate to Consider
New Bank Guarantee
Bills for Days Task
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.)
When the senate reconvenes to
norrow afternoon two spirited, de
lates may be expected in the com--nittee
of the whole over the Good
oill to return "contributions to the
sank guaranty fund to liquidating
lanks and the Sears kill to make
it a criminal offense for any person,
other'than parent or guardian to
;onv$y information of a sexual na
Sure Jo children.: under 1 16 years of
age. t '.i v
The senate1? tussled with these
bills in the committee of the -whole
iast week and was unable to' reach
m agreement.
C. Petrus Peterson has framed an
imendment to. split the guaranty
fund contribution 50-50 between the
state and the .' contributor, which
will be presented. Denny Cronin
.las another . amendment ' to turn
over the entire amount to the state.
Both will be presented as amend
ments to the Good bill, which would
turn the entire amount back to the
banker. '
While the senate is generally fav
orable towards the Sears' bill, there
is some feeling that the age limit is
too high and it may be siiced to 13
under the proposed amendment' by
Senator John W. Robbins last week.
Happiness in.
place cyf Gloom
is the experience of many
on changing from coffee to
Instant Postixm
Not at all incredible!
For Postum is f ree from
the distress-causinrf
elements in coffee. At
licious nourishing drink
" There's a Reason" for
! 1 m w
American Relief
Lifts Load of Fear in
Europe, Says Hoover
Taris, Feb. 2. Passage by the
American congress of the bill ap
propriating $100,000,000 for relief
in Europe "will lift a load of fear
from the hearts of millions of peo
ple in Europe," said' Herbert C.
Hoover, director general of relief,
in a statement issued tonight
Mr. Hoover outlined the use to
which the money is to be put and
the means already taken for the
relief of various peoples.'
"It is little realized in the United
States," the statemuit adds, "how
fully and completely the daily wire
less carried the prograss of this
measure to those peoples how liber
ated from the German yoke. Im
mediately after the bill was passed,
the news appeared in the headlines
of newspapers in Bucharest, Sofia
and Helsingfors and it was known
in Warsaw, Prague and Fiume,
where thousands of persons have
been looking anxiously toward the
United States for leadership in the
solution of their most imminent
Council Approves
Agreement Reached
by Czechs and Poles
Paris, Feb. 2. The official com
munication dealing with Saturday's,
session of the supreme council, says:
"The president of the United
States, the prime ministers and the
foreign ministers or the allied and
associated powers and the Japanese
representatives met this afternoon
at the Quay D'Orsay from 3 to 6:15
o'clock. '
."The conference approved the text
of the provisional agreement be
tween the Czechs and the Poles,
proposed by the delegates of the
powers, regarding the Teschen dis
trict. "The instructions to be given the
inter-allied commission which is to
proceed to , Poland were definitely
decided upon and approved.
'The Roumanian delegates, M.
Bratiano and M. Tishu, were then in
troduced. M. Bratiano made a de
tailed statement of , the Roumanian
"The next meeting will take place
on Monday at 11 a. m."
Pan Motor Officers Deny
Charges in Indicment
St. Cloud, Minn.," Feb. 2. Offi
cers of the Pan Motor company, in
a statement regarding indictments
returned against its officers at Chi
cago, said:
"Directors of the company deny
any state or federal law has been
violated. Affairs of the company
have been honestly and efficiently
administered and every dollar paid
in by the stockholders is properly
accounted for on the books. This
company has a manufacturing plant,
costing. $2,000,000 and now in active
operation with nearly 400 employes,
and is in fine ' .financial condition,
having accounts receivable" of over
$1,000,000 in addition to its present
plant.investment." ', - ' -;
The governor general declared the
relations of th't'TFilipinos with- the
Japanese are friendly. :-''.
New Design of Jewelry
Shown on Chicago Market
Chicago An attractive ornament
in cheap jewelry has made its. ap
pearance on the Chicago market. It
a pear-shaped, highly polished semi
precious stone with a hole bored in
the smaller end and worn as a pend
ant attached to a ribbon around the
neck. It varies in size, the largest
being the size of a silver dollar, or
even larger. The stones used are
lapislazuli, malachit, onyx, agate,
rose-quartz, amethyst, chryscolla,
moss agate and Amazon.- Most of
these stones are found in the United
League of Nations to Exer
cise Supervisory Care Over
Regions Freed from
Huns and Moslems.
Paris, Feb. 2. The accord reach
ed by the council of the great pow
ers concerning the disposal f the
German colonies and occupied re
gions in Turkey, in Asia, is much
more definite than is generally sup
posed, and besides acceptance in
principle of the American plan of
mandatories, it embraces the fol
lowing main features:-
The allied and associated powers
are agreed that the German colonies
shall not be returned to Germany,
owing, first, to the mismanagement,
cruelty and the use of these colo
nies as submarine bases. ,
Armenians To Be Freed,
i The conquered regions of Ar
menia, Syria, Mesopotamia, Pales
tine and Arabia shall be detached
from the Turkish empire.
Provision is made whereby the
well-being and development of backward-
colonial regions are regarded
as the sacred trust of civilization,
over which the league of nations ex
ercises supervisory care. The ad
ministration, or tutelage of these re
gions is entrusted 'to the more ad
vanced nations, who will act as man
datories in behalf of the league of
nations. .
These mandatories are not uni
form, but vary according to the
degree of development of the co
lonial region and its "approach to
the stage of self-government. The
mandates in Palestine. Syria and
other portions of Turkey, where
Well developed civilization exists,
would be comparatively light and
would probably permit of the pro
visional recognition of the independ
ence of these communities.
To Suppress Slave Trade.
On the other hand, colonies like
those on Central Africa would re
quire a mandatory with large pow
ers of administration as responsible
for the suppression of the slave
trade, the liquor traffic, ammunition
and arms traffic and the prevention
of military authority on the part of
the natives, except for native police
Other colonies and localities, such
as those in German southwest Af
rica and some of the South Pacific
Islands, have such sparce and scat
tered populations and are so sep
arated from other communities that
the laws of the mandatory country
would probably prevail in these re
gions. The foregoing general outline in
dicates on broad lines the ' terms
whereby, it is declared, conflicting
views were finally recdnciled and a
common afgreement was reached ac
ceptable to all the great and colonial
power?. '
Governor General ' .
Harrison Denies That
He Intends to Resign
.New York, Feb. 2. Francis Bur
ton Harrison, governor general of
the Philippine islands, denied em
phatically upon his arrival here to
night on the motor ship Salandria
from Manila reports that he intend
ed to resign his office. He explained
that he; merely is taking a six
months' leave of absence, the first
he has had since 1913, and will re
turn to his post when his vacation
is over.
Governor General Harrison said
that the Filipinos are making rapid
strides under the Jones bill of Au
gust, 1916, which gave them virtual
(Continued from P(te One.)
Austria-Hungary adjoining old Ser
bia to the north to round out the
proposed Jugo-Slav state. Both
Roumania and Serbia have moved
troops into Banat to secure their
claims and French troops have es
tablished a neutral zone to prevent
hostilities between them.
Serbia's claims to take from the
Hapsburg monarchy the provinces
of Bosnia and Herzegovina are op
posed by no one in the entente
group. The plans for the incor
portion into Jugo-Slavia of the
llapsburg province of Croatia, ex
cept as to the coastal region of
Fiume, are also considered as sub
ject to the international decision of
the southern Slavs. '
Jugo-Slavia and Italian aims arc
in sharp conflict in the settlement
of the Adriatic coast problem, in
volving the future of Fiume and the
Croatian seaboard along with the
islands of Dalmatia - and Albania.
The Union of Montenegro and
Serbia as part of a greater Jugo
Slav state has been voted by the
Montenegrin parliament but the
faction representing King Nicholas
and his adherents protests against ..
union which shall not leave to Mon
tenegro entire jocal self govern
ment. There is 'also a conflict be
tween the plans of Jugo-Slav states
men and those of Czecho-Slovakia,
who desire a wide corridor from
Bohemia to the Adriatic to Hungary
and Crotia to secure an ontlet to
the sea.
Greece wishes , northern Epirus
and Thrace with the' exception of
Constantinople and the shores of
the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles,
which premier Venizelos wishes to
place under international control.
Greece, asks for the Vilayet of
Smyrna in Asia minor and the former
Turkish islands in the eastern Medi
terranean, including those kiiown as
the Dodecanesus. and claimed by
Although Bulgaria capitulated
without conditions and her future
territories depend upon the con
querors, her government has not
abandoned hope of adding extensive
terrifories and it even hopes to re
ceive extensions of the Bulgarian
frontiers in southern Macedonia
along the .Aegean coast and in
Thrace. '
The new state of Czecho-Slovakia
is carving out its territories almost
entirely at the expense of the old
Austria-Hungary. The old king
dom of Bohemia, Moravia and the
Slovak regions of northern Hun
gary already have been incorporat
ed into the proposed state, but there
are certain conflicts with the Poles,
Ruthenians, Roumanians and Ger
mans, as well as with the Austrians
and the Magyars, because the Czechs
claim that parts pf German Saxony
and' German Silef:a bong ethno
graphically, to the .new" state.
The Czecho-Slovaks' are coming
into opofcition. to Polish claims in
Silesia and sections of Galicia, while
to the northeast Czecho-Slovak ex
pansion has brought them into con
tact with the Ruthenians or Ukrain
ians, in eastern Galicia. The new
state desires expansion southward
over a frontage upon the Danube
and over a corridor to the Adriatic.
The Poles, with an inadequate
army, are endeavoring to establish
possession of disputed regions on
three sides of Russian Poland and
Galicia, whjeh constitutes the nu
cleus of the new Polish state. The
Poles desire eastern Galicia to in
clude Lemberg, which is in the
Ukraine, and the disputed province
of Chelm, in little Russia.
To the northeast, the Poles desire
to have Vilna recognized as Polish.
Both Lithuanians and the bolshevik
have raised claims to Vilna, the bol
shevik supporting their pretentions
by a menacing military offensive.
The Poles are contending against
the Germans, not only for German
Silesia and Posen and West Prus
sia, as previously populated chiefly
by Poles, but also for the city of
Danzig, so as to provide Poland
with direct access to the sea. .
Should the Poles have ' Danzig,'
East Prussia would be cut oft from
the rest of Germany and would re
main an "island" populated by Ger
mans surrounded by Polish domin
ions. Belgium. ,
Belgium asks that her reparation
for damages wrought by Germany
shall be the .first lien upon German
assets to the extent of at least 15,
000,000,000 francs or up to a much
larger sum if Germany does not re
turn the machinery and the ma
terials taken irom Belgium. Bel
gium believes . that she should be
paid first because she was the first
to be invaded and she has suffered
more than any other country in the
Belgium, having reasserted her
independence .and . thu .emerged
from her old state of neutrality, de
sires from Holland the left bank
of , the Scheldt and the peninsula of
Maastricht, whic'.i protrudes into
Belgian Limburg. -
Belgium also will assent to a
plebiscite in Luxemburg to decide
whether that country wishes to join
Belgium or France, or to retain its
The foregoing may be considered
the extreme claims of Belgium.
They come into conflict with Hol
land, which resists any infringe
ments on her frontiers asked for by
the Belgian annexationists. The
government of Holland appears will
ing to revise the Scheldt navigation
treaty so that Belgium should en
joy equal rights with Holland. '
Japan enters the peace conference,
as Baron Makino, the senior dele
gate, has said, "with no territorial
ambitions in China"i and as for
Tsing-Tau, "she will hand it "back
to China under the terms of the
notes exchanged between China and
Japan in May, 1915." ,
This is interpreted by Japan as
permitting her to retain certain
former German concessions on the
Shantung peninsula. Japan, Baron
Makino explains, "neither intends
nor desires to jnterfcre in Russian
affairs, bur. is willing, if solicited, to
aid Russia in restoring order."
"These declarations dispose of two
of the main questions in lylych Ja
pan is interested, except that she de
sires to retain the southern Pacific
islands north of the equator which
formerly belonged to Germany, .
The Chinese delegates ask to be
guaranteed against foreign imper
ialism or aggression and desire the
gradual abolition of "consular
rights," and to be allowed to impose
higher duties on importations. The
Chinese also' ask for the return of
Switzerland appears to be the
only neutral state which has so far
prtscnted her desires to the peace
conference. The Swiss government
has represented that while Switzer
land would be glad to participate m
a society of nations, yet, because of
her mixed nationalities, she could
not do so jf that should mean the
use of her troops in policing the
world by force as, perhaps, against
Italy. France or Germany.
Switzerland desires .n outlet to
the sea by making the Rhine a neu
tral stream. This is in accord with
French desires, since if Alsace-Lorraine-
becomes French from Basle
northward and independent buffer
states should be erected out of the
Palatinate and Rhenish Prussia, as
suggested by Marshal Foch, it would
be necessary to neutralize the Rhine.
If this were , done it woud give
Switzerland an' outlet to the sea.
The territorial aspirations of the
three Scandinavian powers are con
sidered modest. Denmark wishes
to annex that part of northern
Schleswig inhabited predominantly
by Danes, but has not asked to re
gain the provinces of Schleswig and
Holstein taken from' Denmark by
Prussia in the war of 1864 or to ex
tend her frontiers southward to the
Kiel canal.
Norway has certain aspirations -to
'Spitzbergen or a part of it, but is
not pressing these" claims energetic
ally. A strong socialist movement
in Sweden favors the union with
Sweden of the Aland islands, which
are regarded by the Swedes as the
naval key to Stockholm. Swedish
interests in this connection are in
conflict with those of Finland. Sov
ereignity over the Islands has be
longed to Finland since the fall of
.the Russian imperial government.
Nothing has been heard since the
collapse of Germany of earlier Fin
nish1 plans to secure an outlet by the
annexation of parts of Russian Care
lia, lying between Finland and the
Murman coast, and even of adjacent
Finmark, which belongs to Norway.
This contention on the part of Fin
land led to the landing of allied
troops at Murmansk' to prevent the
establishment of a German submar
ine base in the northern seas.
The delegates of the five powers
who will straighten out this plexus
of rival interests, are obliged als6
to take into consideration the pas
sionate racial claims as well as the
history of all Europe for centuries.
John Barrett to Speak at
Readjustment Congress
The Chamber of Commerce is in
receipt of a telegram, from John
Barret, director general of the Pan
American Union, saying that he will
address the Transmississippi Read
justment congress to be held here.
The subject of his address will be
"The New Panamericanism."
Mr. Barrett is one of the best
known men in the industrial world.
He held the position of commander
general of foreign affairs at the St.
Louis exposition, and later served
as American minister to Argentina
and to Panama in 1904 and 1905. He
is interested in a number of indus
trial corporations and has written
'many articles ior the leading maga
zines of this and foreign countries.
British Business Men
Want Death of "Dora" Act
London. British business men
seem practically unanimous, accord
ing to reports from the American
Chamber of Commerce in London,
in demanding the immediate death
of "Dora" the defenee of the realm
act. Only a few restrictions are
approved by business men generally,
except that men engaged on what
they believe to be "key" indus
tries are much interested in devel
opments in the government's plans
for protecting them. Financial men,
it is said, are expecting a marked
continuance and development of
many of the financial restrictions,
with a view to the protection of
the European finances" during the
long reconstruction peiiod.
Pacific Cables' Carrying
Capacity Largely Increased
Washington, Feb. 2. Methods by
which the carrying capacity of Pa
cific cables between San Francisco
and the Orient, long congested, may
be increased 30 per cent have been
devised by the inter-departmental
committee on communications, ap
pointed several months ago to in
vestigate the Pacific cable situation.
Due to congestion and low speed,
the investigators found last sum
mer that messages were often de
layed 15 days.
Peru State Normal Notes!
A fin Industrial rl exhibit, repre
senting the halt-year'i work, was held
January 29 and 30. Artistlt pieces of
batik dyeing, porch luncheon seta deco
rated in applique, cut leather work, etc
were shown by the design .class. Plaster
reliefs and decorated tiles In clay and
cement were exhibited by the modeling
class. The handwork classes showed bas.
kets. trays, specimens of book binding and
box making. The kindergarten technics
class exhibited clover projects using na
ture materials, and Ingenious work with cut
paper and paper boxes, sinking posters
done by the drawing classes adorned the
president and Mrs. Rouse entertained
. uicuiuBia 01 icw lacuiiy at a delight
ful evening affair January 30. A clever
skit burlesquing the legislature In session
was a part of the evening's entertain
ment r
The thorough renovation of Mt. Vernon
hall, the girl's dormitory, will be put
through In April and May, Instead of this
summer as at first planned, 'the girls
now In Mt. Vernon will find quarters In
the town for these two months, and the
dormitory will be ready for occupancy
June 1.
Interesting letters come to the Normal
each -week from Peruvians, both men and
women. In ovorseas service. .Professor
smith, now a "V" man in France, who
was gassed In the autumn. Is almost re
covered. Verne Snell, May Fudge and
Kttm Toung have recently sent wonderful
reports of their canteen work. Miss Snell
and Miss Fudge are In Italy, Miss Young
hi Bordeaux. Ernest Black, '17, Beroy
Benedict, '17 (now at a French aviation
school), and Elmer Wilson, '17,' have
written since Christmas day from France
that they expect to resume teaching im
mediately upon their return to "Goti's
country." '
Nebraska Women Will En
deavor to Secure Prohibitive
Legislation; Want Dry
World by 1930.
From a Staff .Correspondent.
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) With
the United States dry, the Nebraska
W. C. T. U. will now turn its at
tention towards eliminating the use
of tobacco, according to announce
ment made here by Mrs. M. L.
Claflin of University Place, in out
lining the organization's program
for the coming year.
"Nebraska women will endeavor
to secure legislation prohibiting the
use of tobacco," said Mrs. Clafjin.
"We believe it to be an injurious
habit not so bad as the liquor hab
it, but still one which costs the coun
try millions of dollars annually,
which should be devoted to other
purposes. .
"The Nebraska W. C. T. U. will
also adopt the slogan of a dry world
in 1930, which is the aim of the na
tional organization. Already we
have had appeals from China, Mexi
co and several other countries, ask
ing for our assistance in formulating
i program for the prohibition cam
paigns which will be waged in those
"Child welfare work and educating
the women of Nebraska to the exer
cise of their newly won franchise
rights are the other branches of
work which' the organization will
devote attention to. The loss of
life in this state among children is
much too heavy. There must be
improved conditions in the home
and the W. C. T. U. is going to
do what it can to bring these about.
"Over 200,000 Nebraska women
have been given the ballot under
the partial suffrage law. The W. C.
T. U. has a big field ahead of it in
instructing them as to the enjoy
ment of their franchise rights and
we expect to devote a great deal ol
time towards seeing that Nebraska
women vote."
Lincoln Merger Plan
Runs Into First Snag
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) The
civic committee of the Lincoln Com
mercial club, sponsoring a bill in the
legislature for the merger of Lin
coln and suburbs into a Greater
Lincoln, patterned after Greater
Omaha, bumped into the first real
obstacle last night when a delega
tion of University Place citizens,
called in for a conference on the
subject, got up and walked out from
the meeting after refusing to hear
further arguments.
"Prussian methods" was one of
the choice terms applied to the
The University Place delegation
told the Lincoln committee that it
was well satisfied with' its present
form, of government and did not
care to come in on the proposed
State Booze Hounds
- Make Two Big Hauls
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) State
agents yesterday afternoon arrested
Mrs. Barbara Jedlicka of David
City, after she had sold a quart of
booze to them for $13, according to
reports to Gus A. Hyers, chief of
the staff. '
The agents claim they found 10
quarts of whisky and a gallon of
alcohol in the home.
Jedlicka was not at home but was
located on the train near Fremont,
the agents' reported, and a search
of his luggage revealed 10 quart
bottles and nine pint botles of
liquor. . ' .
And we always try to'make
If you liked it before the
will like it now.
Look for this brand on the
flour you buy, it stands for
May Combine Laws of
Present Session With
Those of 1915-1917
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) New
laws enacted by the present session
of the legislature will probably be
published in a volume to include
the 1915, 1917 and the laws enacted
at the 1918 special session.
A compilation of all of these
various laws in a single supplement
to the revised statute of 1913 will be
welcomed by the public officials, at
torneys and others who have occa
sion to consult them.
When the codified statutes of 1913
were published, it was the plan in
view to print the laws of the next
two legislative sessions as supple
ments thereto and then get out a
new set of statutes taking in every
thing enacted up to and including
1919. But the fact that a constitu
tional convention is to be hfld with
in the next year or so makes it in
advisable, to reprint such a large
book at this time, and hence the
plan to consolidate all supplements
in a single volume is finding favor.
No bill lias yet been introduced
on the subject but will probably
be sent in before long.
Pawnee City Man Found Dead
in Stall With Mule Team
Table Rock. Neb., Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) Dick Slack, who lived south
west of Pawnee City, was found
dead in his barn early Tuesday
morning tinder the feet of a team of
mules. He had gone out to do the
morning feeding, and when he did
not return fop breakfast, his child
ren searched for him, and discovered
his body. It is supposed he had
been kicked in the face as both jaws
were broken, and the whole face
badly mutilated. One side of his
body had been trampled to a pulp
and every rib broken. '
Discharged Soldiers
Entertained at Banquet
Oakland, Neb., Feb. 2. (Special.)
The people of Oakland gave a
banquet to returned soldiers Friday
evening, which about 120 people at
tended. G. A. Kull was toastmaster
and County Attorney Herbert
Khoades made the principal ad
dress. Other speakers on the pro
gram were Mayor II. C. Peterson
and Rev. Mr. Sandahl.
Hastings College Notes.
Two former college students were re
cently marrled-Miss Irma Hurtquiat of
Aurora to Floyd Eldrege of Hastings.
The literary societies have been reor
ganized and are ,now at work on the
preliminary debates which are to take
place sometime during February. Ar
rangements have been made for a triangu
lar debate with Wesleyan and Doane.
The basket ball team Is being coached
now by Professor Sherer. While the
team Is late in being organized It has
some good material and looks forward
to a good season.
Rarely does it happen that a January
picnic Is enjoyed in these parts, but the
junior class had Just such a function
at Hcartwell's park a week ago.
The S. A. T. C. men are still returning
to college, Oscar Swanson being the last
to enroll. A number are contemplating
taking up the work next semester which
begins tha 4th of February.
Among those who have spoken at chapel
lately are President Rouse of Peru and
superintendent Waterhouse of Fremont.
Each of these men were in attendance at
the superintendent's section at Hastings.
The state oratorical contest will be held
at York March 7. The local oratorical
contest la to be held near the middle of
February. The Interstate contest Is to be
held at Hastings May 2. Professor Car
penter la secretary of tha interstate as
sociation. Among the other men who have re
turned from the' camps are Major Dun
lap, who expects to enter college this
coming semester and take his degree
next June: Mr. Albert Theobald, who has
Just returned from Mlnneola field; War
ren Davidson, class of '15, who was sta
tioned at Funston. Howard Pratt of 'IS
is now at Camp Morrltt and expects to
get his release and return home soon.
Mr. Chong HI Lee. who finishes his
work at the college at the end of this
semester, Is the first Korean to graduate
from the college, though Hastings col
lege has had a large number of Korean
students. Most of them have been en
rolled In the academy. Mr. Lee Is to go
to Korea soon to become a teacher in one
of the Christian colleges of that land.
Will Bltner has returned to his home,
being dismissed from the service. He
spent some time In France, was gassed at
Verdun and during the latter days of
fighting spent some time In a hospital.
The food adminstration's restric
tions having been removed we now
make '-
Would Place Tax nf $2 to $6 -on
Each Dog; Money
to Reimburse
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.)
From $2 to $6 tax on all dogs it
Nebraska, to go intoxa fund to re
imburse owners of live stock ci
poultry killed by canine, is thf
provision agreed upon in a substi
tute bill for II. R. 90, wli'ch the.
house committee on live stork and
grazin? has derided to recommend
for passage. Messrs. Fuller, Kl
nagy. Barton Green, Harris and
Ftilts have aprreed to this measure in
(dace of others which they intro
duced. The $2 tax will apply on male '
dogs and females incapable of bear
ing young, i'oi fenult's of the fe
cund class, the t;x will be $5 for
the first one and $6 L r every other
or.e belonging to the same owner.
Anyone who harbors nogs will be
considered its owner. If the tax is
not paid, a distress warrant may
be issued or it may be collected by
any other :ncans that personal Uxes
can be collected.
Metal tags will be furnished by,
the county treasurer when the tax
is paid. It is made the duty of
constables and sheriffs, as well as
those owning dogs, to kill thenj
when the tax is not paid. The coun
ty assessor is required to furnish
the county treasurers with the list
of navies of dog owners in the coun
ty. Should a dog be sold or given
away that fact must be reported.
Special Provision for Breeders.
Provision is made for 'kennel li
censes" for dog fanciers and breed
ers of hunting and sporting animals,'
For 10 dogs the fee is fixed at $10
and $1 additional for each dog over
that number. Each dog six 'months
of age must have a kennel tax.
It is estimated that there are
75.000 to 100,000 dogs in Nebraska,
so that the fund raised by this
means will aggregate close to a
$250,000. It is to make good losses
to owners of live stock or poultry
which have been killed or injured
by dogs. The law provides that the
live stock or poultry owner must
file a sworn statement as to his
losses within five days and must be
heard by an adjustor within three
to 10 days. The law makes the
county judg. the adjustor A-hile
the county attorney is required to
appear and protect the state against
unlawful claims. Either side has an
appeal to the district court from the
finding of the county judge.
At the end of the fiscal year
county judges will distribute the
funds, after all judgments have been
taken care of, among the school dis-
tricts in the county in proportion to
the tax monev paid in, remaining in
excess of $1,000.
No compensation will be allowed-'
for live stock or poultry allowed to
run in the highways. -
The Weathi
Comparative Local Record. -
1919. 191 S. 1917. 1911!.
Highest yesterday ...50 32 6 IS
Lowest yesterday ...39 3 33 , 7 1
Mean temperature ...44 IS S 3
Precipitation 14 CO 09 00
Temperature and precipitation depar- '
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 21 -.
Excess for the day 2?
Total excess since March 1, 1918 151!
Normal precipitation 03 inch f
Excess for the day 11 Inch
Rainfall since March 1, 1918. .19.79 inchei "
Deficiency since March 1. 1918. 9.98 inchei
Deficiency cor. period in 1917. 7.47 inches
Deficiency cor. period In 1916. 12. 66 inchei
Reports From Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and Slate Temp. High- Main.
of Weather. 7 p.m. est fall.
Omaha, pt. cloudy 46 50 .14 ,
L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
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