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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
TOWNS ARE FLOODED
PROPERTY LOSS AT JOLIET, ILL.,
16 ESTIMATED AT
MANY DRIVEN FROM HOMES
Heavy Rain and January Thaw Canoes
Millions of Dollars' Damage at Chi
cano and Suburbs Part of Fox
River Valley Inundated Peoria Hit.
Jnllet, III., Jan. 24. Willi six roct
of water standing In tho Btrcets In
Uiu residential dlHtrlct (if Jollot, and
sovoral hundred families driven from
their homes, this city Ih paralyzed hy
Uiu Hood wntura of tho Deaplalnoa riv
er utiil Hickory creek. Property dam
nj;o Ih eHtlmated at more than $l,0UU,
000. All electric lights were extinguished
and street cara were mailed Only u
few linos in thu wcHtern part of tho
Iclty could ho operated.
Railroad trallle also was tied up hy
tho Inundation of the yards. Hundreds
of freight earn on tho Elgin, Jollet &
.EnHtorn railroad were held up when
tho yardH were Hooded. Tho ynrds
cover alinoHt twoiity-llvo ucrca and
wore Hooded to a depth of four feet.
Moro than 1,000 persons woro driven
from their homes and nought rofugo
In police stations and hospitals, '-'nc-torleii
employing moro than 5,000 men
wero compelled to cIoho when tho wa
ter Hooded tho engine rooms.
Chicago, Jan. 24. Hundreds of per
sons were driven from their homes,
hundreds of basements Hooded, and
Buuinwcsi Bccuon oi mo cuy ia uuuoi i
a iiooa wnicu swept cnicugo aim
suburbs as tho result of thu January
thaw and a heavy rain.
Troporty damiiKO will run Into tho
millions, iiccordlnc to potlco esti
mates. Kiro companies In all parts of tho
city responded to calls for help.
Many families living in basement
apartments eat on tabfes nnd boxes,
na thu chairs nnd other furnishings
Heated about tho homes.
Water six feet deep was reported In
several parts of tho city.
Aurora, III., Jan. '-'4. Tho Fox river
overflowed Its banks here as tho re
sult of an nll-nlght downpour. The
northeast section of the city Is under
water. Several thousand persons live
In tho district.
The water rose eight feet In tho
night and Is still rising. Sowers could
not carryithu walur orf forty-Hvo miles
of paved streets, and thousands of
basements were Hooded by water,
which backed up in drain pipes
At Mooschcart, seven miles north
of Aurora, where are tho national of
fices, homo for orphan children and In
dustrial school of tho Loyal Order of
Moose, a Biuad of men worked des
perately to prevent from giving way
a dam which holds in check an artifi
cial lake a mile long.
Tho lake is nbovo the school, hut
tho buildings nro protected In a mcas
. uro by an intervening deep and wide
ravine, which points toward tho river
half a mile nway.
Peoria, 111., Jan. 22. Hall, telegraph
and telephouo servlca in nnd out of
Peoria Is badly crippled, tho result of
a storm which swept this section
Thlrty-slx head of cattlo on tho Wil
son farm nnd twenty-live head of cat
tle on thu Strauss farm in tho Kicka
poo bottoms wero drowned heforo thoy
could bo moved. Tho T. P. & W. rail
road bridge over tho Illinois river at
Peoria dropped over a foot. A "Q"
passenger train hns been marooned all
day at Edwards, 20 miles from here.
M. & St. L. trains aro unable to get
out of Peoria. Miles of track have
been washed out on other railroads
nnd scores of bridges along highway.!
destroyed by Ico.
Tho principal danger spot in Jollot
was In tho district known as Ilrooklyn.
In that section tho wator roso to n
height of six feet and n swift exodus of
inhabitants began at daybreak.
FIVE NEGROES ARE LYNCHED
Geornla Mob Hangs Blacks From
Limb of Tree Held In Connec
tion With Murder of Sheriff.
Albany, On., Jan 24. Five negro
mon taken from tho Worth county jail
on Thursday at Sylvester woro hanged
to ono limb of a tree on tho outskirts
of Starkvillo. Tho bodies, containing
innny bullet holes, wero cold when
found. Forty or fifty men, acting with
precision Indicative of carefully laid
plans, had taken tho ftvo negroes from
tho Jail and Bpcd away In automobiles
Thoy were being held In connection
with tho killing of Sheriff Moreland
of Leo county In tho Christmas holi
days, Starkvillo Is a hamlet thieo
miles from Lecsburg, tho county ecat
of Leo county. Four of tho victims
wore of ono family Follx Lako and
hla threo sons, Frank, Dowoy and
Major. Tho fifth was HodlUB Sea
moro. 25 Killed In Hawaii Storm.
Honolulu, Jan. 24. Tho storm which
raged over tho Hawaiian Islunds for a
wook Is known to havo cost cloven
lives on tho island of Maul, whero tho
galo vonted lie cveatest fury, and thu
death list may reach twenty-live.
Swiss Issue Fourth Loan.
nemo, Jan. 24. Tho Swiss govern
ment Is preparing to issuo a fourth
loan of 120,000,000. It will offer for
tubBcrlptlon bondB bearing 416 por
cent Interest. Tho proceeds will bo
used for tho army.
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V)ENNA REPORTS VICTORY
THE GALICIAN FRONT.
Claims to Have Maintained Position
on 81-Mllo Front Russians
Lose 70,000 Men.
London, Jan. 20. A twenty-four-dny
"buttle of nations" on an ulghty-inllo
front in liessarabla has been won by
tho Austro-IIungarlans, with 70.000
Russians killed nnd wounded. The
Russian offensive lias been completely
broken and hurled back. This an
nouncement was mudo on Tuesday in
an olllclal statement from Vienna
Tho olllclal report says:
The battle in eastern Gallcia nnd
on tho licsBurnblau front can now he
considered as having been finished
yesterday. Until the present tho daily
reports lmvo for obvious reasons been
reticent on the details of this light
ing. "The AuHtro-IIungnrlan arms have
been completely victorious on a bat
tle front extending over KIO kilome
ters (81 miles). Tho Infantry which
decided tho engagements and was as
sisted by tho artillery, has maintained
all Its positions against the enemy
who, at some points, had a numerical
superiority of several times tho num
ber of the Austro-Uuugarian troops.
"This great now year's battle on
Austria's northeastern front began on
December 21 and was Interrupted on
only a few days. It ended on January
Hi, and wnB thus 21 days long. Many
regiments during this period experi
enced 17 days of tho hottest lighting
"Tho Russian Iobbcs were at least
70,000 in killed nnd wounded and be
sides this nearly 0,000 wero taken pris
oners by the Austrollungarians.
"All thu nations of Austria and Hun
gary took part In tho battlo. Tho en
emy is now bringing up re-enforce-
Kiev. Russia (via Potrograd nnd
London), Jan. 20. Lutsk, tho impor
tant fortress In Volhynla, ono of tho
trlnnglo of fortlllcatlons there, is be
ing evacuated by tho Germans, accord
ing to information obtained from pris
oners arriving hero. Four thousand
prisoners havo arrived hero recently
from thu southwestern front.
KING OF GREECE MAY FLEE
Germany Learns Ultimatum Has Been
Handed to Constantino by France
nnd Great Britain.
Amsterdam, Jan. 20. French and
Rrltlsh troops have been landed at
Corinth. Greece, 48 miles west of Ath
ens, according to advices received
hero on Tuesday. A coup d'etat of
a kind thnt Europe hasn't seen for
half a century or moro Is hinted by
Ilcrllu olllclals and openly expressed
by tho nowspnporH. Tho removal of
King Constantino from his throne, tho
Inauguration of n republic and tho
election or selection of former Pre
mier VonlzcloB as president nro sug
gested. Merlin announced that the
king intended to withdraw to Larlssa,
In northwestern Grecco, whon allied
troops arrived In Athens, in order to
maintain his "armed neutrality." It
is hinted thnt tho withdrawal will bo
moro In tho nnturo of a tlight.
Raid Homes Seeking Liquors.
Seattle, Jan. 22. Tho homes ot two
wealthy lumbormcn wero ontcrod by
deputy sheriffs and large quantities
ot wines and liquors confiscated, In
cluding old champagnes valued at
mora than $00 a quart.
Chicago Train Is Wrecked.
Tronton, Mo Jan. 22. LouIb Col
lier, engineer, of Trenton, Mo whb
killed and four trainmen wero Injured
near hero when a douhlo-hcuder train
on tho Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
railroad was derailed.
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TEUTONS WIN BATTLE
GEN. WOOD WARNS U.S.
ARMY CHIEF ASKS FOR UNIVER
SAL MILITARY SERVICE.
Urges 210,000 Regulars for American
Force Country Is Utterly Un
prepared for War.
Washington, Jan. 21. MaJ. Gen.
Lconnrd Wood told tho senate mili
tary committee on Wednesday thu
coast lino of tho United States was
open to attack hy any well-organized
foreign army, despito Its equipment of
forts, mines and submarines, and that
tho oceans formed no serious barrier
to Invasion Ho declared that In tho
country's present stnto of utter unpre-
iifiroiltii.Ru fur wnr n Ir.ilnnil foren of
,r,nnft , ,,, i(iit iniPtiintiin
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damage beforo an army could bo as
Humbled to meot It
Emphasizing Ills convictions that
troops cannot ho Improvised to meot
regulars, General Wood declared the
fundamental basis of any policy of
adequate national defenso must bo
tho principle that with suffrage goes
an obligation for military service.
As to the Immedfatu needs of the
rcgulnr army, General Wood ox
pressed tho opinion that tho forco oi
regulars with thu colors should be
maintained at 210.000.
Reverting to tho condition of the
country to faco war with a first-class
power, the general said tho I'lilted
States was utterly unprepared and
know nothing of tho problems It
would havo to meet. At least 2,000,000
men would be needed, ho declared,
and they could bo obtnlned, bo bo
Moved, only by compulsory service.
OFF THE WIRE
Ixmilon, Jan. 20. Tho Holland'
Amorlcnn llnor Ityndnm passed South
otid down by tho bows and with n list
to starboard on Tuosdny. All tho pas
songors nro snfo. Threo stokers word
killed and four Injured.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 20. After six
persons woro killed and upward oi
52,000,000 worth of property damaged
by floods nnd wind, the storms ceased
on Tuosdny. Many families woro
homeless In Los Angeles nnd sur
rounding villages. Heroic efforts wero
bolng nindu to reach marooned passen
Chicago, Jan. 21. Herbert and Irv
ing Updlko were Indicted on six
charges of conspiracy to murder
threo Indictments being returned
against each oi tho urotners on
Wednesday. Thoy nro accused of plot
ting to murdor their father, their
mother nnd their sister. Chief of Po
lice Loo of Oak Park, an old friend
of tho oldor Updlko, says tho latter Ih
still afrnld of his sons and opposed to
their release on bond lest they nmko
another effort to murder htm.
Iluffalo. N. Y., Jan. 21. Tho Enst-
man Kodak company, found to bo a
trust monopoly In restraint of trado by
tho United States district court last
AugUBt, Is to be dissolved.
Federal Judgo Hazel In a letter to
counsel for tho defenso announced
that ho will Isbuo n docrco dlroctlng
tho separation ot tbo buslnoss ot the
Capture Much Territory.
Amstcrdnm, Jnn. 24. Tho German
allies havo capturod 29,140,000 square
mlloB of torrltory sinco tho war began.
The other captures by tho Gorman
allies Include 2,000,000 prisoners and
Deficiency Bill Passes.
Washington, Jan. 24. Tho housa
passed tho urgont dotlcloncy bill, ap
propriating approximately J12.000.000
to nmko up deficiencies in various
government departments for tho last
SfK JXP'rW SET Zs?-7i'".r
6EI ARMED FOR FOE
SECURITY LEAGUE ENDORSES
SECRETARY GARRISON'S PLAN.
PUT LIMIT ON IMMIGRATION
Only Way to Maintain Standard of
Living and Good Warjes .
VW.otein Ncwfp.iptr Union N-m Kirlci'
Washington. An endorsement of
Secretary Garrison's efforts toward
enlargement of the nation's military
forces was voted at the national se
curity league meeting, with the reser
vation that the regular mobile army
should bo even greater than that con
templated In tho war department
plan, and that adeciuato national de
fenso would depend ultimately upon
"universal obligatory military train
ing and service." A greater building
program for tho navy department
was urged as essential in another
'Steps to co-ordinate tho work of
the vaiious organizations seeking
greater armament was endorsed, and
it was understood that definite plans
had boon made for a g"iieral con
solidation of such organizations in a
defenso league, with Robert Bacon,
former secretary of state, as its presi
dent. Gain In Anti-War Movement.
Geneva. The nntl-war movement
has .gained great Impotus In Italy In
the last few days ns the result of the
crushlng"of Montenegro and tho ap
parent defeat of Italian aspirations
in the Adriatic, according to advices
Travelers from Italy report social
ists In Florence, Milan, Naples and
other cities against continuance of
the war. Supiorters of ex-Premier
Glollttl have Joined In the movement.
Several radical socialists have hinted
at revolution unless the Italian king
moves for peace beforo the arrival of
Italian olllclals attribute these dis
turbances to tho work of German
agents and have warned several so
cialist leaders against a repetition of
their fiery utterances.
PUT A LIMIT ON IMMIGRATION
Only Way to Retain Standard
Living and Good Wages.
Washington. Only by limiting Immi
gration can high standards of living
and good wages ho maintained nmong
American workmen, Frank Monlson,
secretary of tho American Federation
of Labor and Representative Purnett
declared in ndvocating tho literacy
test bill boforo the houso Immigration
Representative Hurnett, who Is chair
man of tho committee and introducer
of tho bill declared that of 2.500.000
foreigners In the United Stntes only
about 23,000 woro attempting to learn
English. Ignorant and unnmbltiousr
ho declared thoy work cheaply, livo
In squalor and create conditions that
drive American workmen fiom a com
munity. To such causes, ho insisted,
wero duo tho recent Youngstown, O.,
Want to Buy Northern Mexico
Washington, Advlnabillty of the
United States seeking to ncquiro a
portion of northern Mexico by pur
chnso or treaty It w learned to
day, Is being urged by American
citizens along tho border and. has
beon recently discussed with Presi
dent Wilson. Senator Ashurst of
Arizona, who saw tho President yes
terday Jb said to havo broached the
subject. Tho Arizona senator today
would not discuss tho matter. Per
sons Interested say American In
terests nro located In northern Mex
ico nnd acquirement of that terri
tory would do much to settlo present
Many Schoqls to be Represented.
Lincoln. Neb. At the close of the
week 112 Nebraska high schools had
written In for information concern
ing tho tournament to bo held nt tho
university in March. Tho same
schools havo asked for entry blanks
and Mannger Reed Is certain thero
will bo over 100 schools in tho Until
Banker Must Finance Farmer
Omnha, Neb., J. A. Craig, past
president of tho natlonnl Implement
and vehicle manufacturers' associa
tion of Janeavillc, Wis., told the mid
west Implement dealers In convert-
tlon hero thnt tho farmer has been
paying ensh for automobiles nnd
StnnUing Oil UIO llllliiuiiiuiii mum-i
until It wna convenient to pay for
his purchases. Moreover Mr. Craig
told tho dealcrB that a chongo will
como In n, short time a decided
change. Ho Insisted that tho homo
banker must finance tho farmer.
Liquor Slezed at Des Moines
Dcb Moines, la., Sixteen cases ot
whisky shipped by tho Luxus Mer
cantile Co. of Omaha to DeB Moines
pnrtles Buffered an untlmoly fnto
when tho pollco solzed tho entire
output at tho offlco of tho Amoriean
Express Co. Notlco wnB served on
tho express company that condom
nation proceedings will bo started
looking toward tho destruction of
tho ontlro Bhlpmcnt of 384 pints,
This Is nnothor round In the battle
of Des MolncB dryu to keep outside
Cities from ehlpplne liquor Into Iowa.
HOME ECONOMICS ELECTION
Mrs. A. E. Davluson Was Rc-clectid
to the Presidency.
What Is considered ns the best moot
ing over held by tin Nebraska homo
economics association closed at Lin
coln, Thurr.dny afternoon with an elec
tion. Mrs. Emma Reed Davlrson ac
cepted reluctantly her reelection to
tho olllce of piesldent. The other olli
cers are ns follows:
Vice president, Mrs. W. G. Whit
Vlco president ex olllclo, Prof. Allco
N. I.oomls, Lincoln.
Socntary. Mrs. Lewln R. Andpon,
Fullerton (formerly Miss Louise Parr
Treasurer, Mrs. Lula Kortz Hudson,
"The Farmer's Responsibility In th"
llnmu," was the subject presented by
Prof. Herbert II. Hrownell for Hie
opening of the nfternoon icmlmi Pro
fessor Hrownell spoke of the necessity
for patents to have a real partnership
If tlin home life Is to be rntlsf-ictory.
Ho said that precepts without the ex
ample to follow were iib"1(ms In instill
ing right Ideas In tho youiif. Tho
father should be Just as much f spon
sible as the mother for setting an ex
ample for the ehlldien to follow.
Organized Agriculture at Lincoln.
Organized ngiieu'ture openid Its an
nual mee'Ing? ut Mmo'ii Tuesday and
in eaeli nnd all of them was reflected
the splendid prosx-ity with, which
Nebraska Is blopml.
The state sigrh ultural board had Its
business meetlru at the Commercial
club building. The aflalr was well at
tended and plans were adopted look
ing to great things during the coming
year In the state. A UHfi slate fair Is
promised that will exceed all others in
splendor and extent.
The horticulturists Initiated one of
the most promising progiann they
hnvo over outlined for their winter
sessions. President Pollard paid par
ticular attention, in bis opening ad
dress, to tho marvelous apple crop of
tho past year and asked tl" giowera
and consumers present to center I heir
attention upon tho marketing pioblem.
A part of this, he pointed out. Is to
suggest nnd carry out some plan for
getting tho waste crop into (onsurn
ers' bands. Thounnds of bu-Oir-ls of
apples rotted on tho ground Inst year
ho said, because thoy couldn't be pre
pared for shipment and se'it nway
whllo the better part of the crop was
being nttonded to.
Secretary Mellor of tho state ami
cultural board gave his usual interest'
lug report on state fair activities.
Trying to Extend Its Work.
Tho Tuesday forenoon meeting of
tho Nebraska State Historical society
at Lincoln was devoted to plans for
Nebraska's Homi-contonnlal. which la
to take place next year. An effort Is
being made to establish local historical
societies In every county In order to
gather together material tun! data
necessary for a proper celebration
nnd also In order that from this tlmo
on everything of this nature may lie
saved. The passing now of old set
tlors nnd with them so much that is
valuable of the state's history has
brought about a realizal'on of the
necessity of r.ocieties of this kind.
Somo of tho counties have had bitch
organizations for many years.
Tho rnprome court of Nebraska ad
heres to Its former opinion and has
overruled State Tieasurer George E.
Hall's motion for a rehearing in tho
suit Instituted by Stnto Fire fommiK
sloncr W. S. Itidgell. A writ oi
mandus will Issue immediately to
compel the state treasurer to counter
sign state warrants amounting to
f 1,87(5 Issued In payment of snlanen
and expenses of the stnto Are com
missioner from September 1 to Jan
uary 1 Treasurer Hall had refuFen
to pay such claims on the ground that
funds paid Into tiie state treasury Dy
flro Insuranco companies In com
pliance with n statute taxing sucn
companies hnd not been specially ap
propriated by tho legislature.
Tho stntcmeut Is made by a mem
ber of the legislature that insurance
men are organizing throughout the
state with the end in view of trying
once more to pass u so-called anti-dls-crimination
bill, similar to S. F. 1G,
which was defeated In the house of
reprosontntlvoh during the lust pen
sion. It Is nllegod that an army of
flro insurance nuonts who have the
secret support of their companies will
get busy and rotnain busy from now
on working for randldr. s for the leg
Islaturo who will favor such a bill.
Tho average profit of five demons' ra
tion plots planted to potatois the past
season In Pox Huttoo county showed
nn estimated increased profit of $20.r-J
an acre ns compared with the proceeds
from oiher Holds planted with tubers
affected with this disease.
Clean seed gavo nn nverago yiold of
188.07 bushels an ncro, whllo tho seed
affected with dry rot gavo a yield o?
112.00 bushels per acre, or a differ
enco of 7(1.88 busbolB In fevor of the
clean seed. Tho difference In ylold nt
B5 cents por bushel gives nn Incronso
of J2G.90 per ncro.
Tho domonstrntlon wns conducted
rooporntlvoly under tho dlroetlon or
tho llox Ilutto rounty agricultural
igonUnnd tho department ot Agricul
tural botany of tho collogo of ngrlcul
uro. Tho Nebraska Stato Horticultural
locloty In session nt Lincoln, olected
Dlllccra for the ensuing year, Wcdiios
lay morning. Thoy aro: Presldont,
Vnl Koysor, Nobrnskn City; first Ice
president, L. C. Cbapln, Lincoln; boc
jnd vlco president, n. F. Howard, Lin-
join j treasurer, voter Youngers, uo-
OWN THEIR LANDS
MORE FARMO BEING OPERATED
THAN IN 1914.
FORTUNE IN THE SAND CHERRY
Items of General Interest Gathered
from Reliable Sources Around
the State House.
Western Ner-ipvr t'lilon Npvmi S'srvtca.
Lincoln. Twelvo thousand and six
hundred more farm owners occupied
nnd worked their farms In Nebraska
In IH 15. than the previous year and
10,200 more tenants occupy farms,
last yenr than the year before.
That Is tho record as disclosed In
tho annual summary given out by the.
state agricultural board. Hero la
shown tho number of fnrms worked:
Voar. Owners. Tenants.
1015 17.SS0 5.VJ8G
1011 IT..221 .U),747
IMS C'J.7.r)2 -Ml.Huit
1012 7J.4-5S rm,275
ion os.tiuo 45.1:55
1010 (iS.till 17,578
Grant count v htm tho greatest pro
portion of owners to tenants Thero
are "10 ounrr-wnrKtil places thoro
nnd only three tenant-worked ranches.
Hooker county in ikm with a propor
tion of 20:i to 11 Richaplson (ounty,
nmong tho richer counties of tho
fctnto, stands highest with n propor
tion of 3.220 to S17.
Counties where tenant-worked fnrms
exceed owner-worked farms. aro
Adams. Hurl. Clay, Dodge, Fillmore,
Hamilton, Hitchcock, Krarnoy. I. an.
caster, Lincoln, Nance, Nemaha,
Phelps, Polk, Sarpy, Seward, Thurs
ton, Wayne nnd York.
Fortune In the Sand Cherry.
A modest fortune awaits the mart
who Is willing to cultivate the sand
cherry in Nebrnskn and p.it ft on tho
market, nccordlng to predictions mndo
by Prof. G. H. Condra. of the state uni
versity, speaking to tho members ot
tho Nebraska State Horticultural sod
ey nt Lincoln, Tuesday morning.
"Three weeks boforo ho died, Doctor
Bessey. of the atato university,
urged that something bo done with
this fruit," said Doctor Condra.
"Whilo wo are experimenting with nil
sorts of foreign shrubs and plants In
tho state why not tako a look around
and use some, of the very plnnts that
nature has adapted to the soil. In
stead of putting In your own varieties
of plants, make use of nature's own
plan. There is the wild rice growing
in northern Nebraska Just waiting for
someone to find n uso for it. Tho riv
ers are lined with choko cherries, but
no one has seen lit to mako itho of
Dismisses Suit Over Water Rights
Without passing on tho question,
whother the state railway commission
hns authority to fix the price at which
an irrigation corporation mny clinrgo
for perpetual water richts. the state
supremo court has decided that Lavilla
J. Ilurtlcss and Isaiah 11. Wasson
havo no legal basis for their suits
against tho McCook Irrigation &
Water Power company, in which they
demanded perpetual water rights for
tho sum of ?0.25 an acre.
Tho plaintiffs sot up pleadings to
tho effect that the Irrigation company
formerly sold everlnstlng rights for
tho price stated, nnd that contracts
wero signed with n largo number or
land owners at thnt rate. It was
shown In tho trial that such rights
had been sold nt different prices, vnry
Ing from JC.25 to $20 por ncro and
about five years ago tho company In
creased tho rato to 535 per acre. When
tho two plalntlffB In theso proceedings
applied for water rights, they wero
told they would have to pay tfcat rato.
They refused nid brought Injunction
suits against tho company to prevent
It from discriminating between them
selves and other users.
Frank Oron Wst. an 18-year-old
Humboldt boy, earned slgnnl honors in
tho corn show nt Lincoln by scoring
high in tho growing championships.
IIo won over a larso field nnd in the
list of thoso whom ho dofoatod was
his father. Tho latter was only n
paco behind tho youngster, howovor.
Young RIst'B prizes will aggregate
$100 in vnluo whllo bis father had
to content himself with awardfl val
ued at $300.
Why They Leave the Farm.
Stato Superintendent A. O. Thomas
was the principal speaker at tho meet
ing of rurul school patrons nt Lincoln,
Inst week. Ho declared that a million
dollars a month Is being spent on tho
school system In tho stnto and yet but
n very small portion of tho studontH
have been taking work beyond tho
olghth grnde. Mr. ThomnB said that
ho believed ono of tho causes of many
people moving to tho city Is tho lack
ot school facilities and that that Is
one reason ho has started his program
of rural school bettorment. "Tho farms
In tho east Ho Idle," ho said. "First
thero woro tho boys moving off to tho
cities to bocomo doctors and lawyors
and ministers. Thcso young men novor
returned to tho farm. Later tho girls
began leaving tho fnrm to become
wives of thcso men."
The state agricultural board passed
a resolution protesting against a
ralso of railroad passcngor rates. Tho
resolution commended Attornoy Gen
eral Reed's alacrity In protecting the
pcoplo'H rights by instigating court
proceedings to stavo off tho Increase