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ALL CHANNEL TRAFFIC IS CAN
CELED FROM ENGLAND TO
WILMELMINA TO PRIZE COURT
British Government Announces Amer
ican Vowel Bound for Germany
With Food Cargo Must Await De
cision of Tribunal.
London. Feb. 22. The cargo ot tlio
American steamer Wllhclmlna will bo
held by the British government pend
ing a decision of tlio prlzo court.
And Brltls'.i merchant vcsscln will
continue to uso the American flag, or
uny othor flag, whenovcr thoy think It
necessary to do so to escape destruc
tion by the Jcrmans.
If tills results In destruction of an
American vessel by a German sub
marine, tlio United States government
must look to Germany not to Eng
land for redress.
This announcement was mado on
Friday by Sir Edward Grey, foreign
In a memorandum relating to tho
controversy between Great Britain
and tho United States over foodstuffs
It Is mado clear that Great Britain
Intends to declaro all foodstuffs for
Tho foreign offlco. transmitted to
Ambassador Pago Its reply to tho
American protest against a general
ubo by British merchant vessels of
tho American flag
Tho noto admit, that tho Cunardcr
Lusltanla on her most recent voyago
from Now York to Liverpool raised
tho American flag, but only "to save
tho lives of noncombatants, crew and
It dcnlc3 that It Is tho intention
of tlio BrltlBh government to advlso
Brltlsli merchant vessels to ubo for
eign flags, but makes it clear that the
uso of foreign flags will bo permitted.
Tho noto dofendlng tho practlco cites
tho fact that tho United StatcB used
tho British flag for a like purpose
during tho Civil war.
Two ships wcro blown up In the
Germans' war zono. ono of them a
Tho Norwegian tank steamer Bel
rldgo arrived In Walrnor with tho foro
part of her hull full of water. Sho
either Btruck n mlno or was torpedoed,
In tho west part of tho English chan
nel. Elghteon men with tho pilot
took to tho boats. Nothing nun boon
heard from them.
The French steamer Dlnorah wan
torpedood without warning by a Gor
man submarino bolloved to bo tho
U-1C, a fow miles from tho French
port of Dieppe, Tho torpedo fnilort
to sink tuo Dlnorah, but stovo in a
plato bolow tho water lino. Tho
ateamor wns towed Into Dieppe A
fleet of French destroyors was dls
patched from Cherbourg In search of
After tho torpodolng of tho Dlnorah
It was announced by tho admiralty
that sea traffic between England and
tho continent would bo discontinued
immediately, sailing or passengor
boats wcro canceled, although mall
Washington, Feb. 18. Tho govern
mcnt ship purchnso bill, as an amend
mont to tho Weoks naval auxiliary
bill, was passed by tho houso at 1:20
o'clock Wednesday morning by a
voto of 215 to 121. Tho passago of
tho bill followed n 14-hour parllamon
London, Feb. 18. Tho prophocy that
Italy would moblllzo hor army within
u fortnight wns mado hero by Rlccottl
Garibaldi, tho Italian patriot, lie said
that unless tho Italian government
decided to participate in tho war,
there would bo a revolution.
Parlrt, Fob. 10, A report Is curront
here, but not conflrned, that a mutiny
occurred nt Ghent In the-' beginning
of the month In which about 5,000
men, including thirty ofllcqniworo In
volvcd. According to this oport tho
mutineers wore bound two and two
and pent In tho direction of Brussels,
Mallncs. Antwerp and Namur.
KING ADJOURNS PARLIAMENT
Move of Spanish Ruler Due to Eco
nomic and Financial Crisis Which
Madrid, Fob. 19. An economic nnd
financial crisis has dovolopcd In Spain.
, King Alfonso Thursday signed n do-
creo adjourning parliament Indefi
nitely, dcsplto tho fact that Important
bills are pending. Tho promlor an
nounced that tho government la com
pelled to devote nil Its attention now
to applying tho law recently passed to
meet tho domestic crisis.
Dynamiter's Aid Is Taken.
Seattle, Feb. 22. David Caplan, last
ot tho men wanted In connection with
tho dynamiting of the Los Angeles
Times In tho fall of 1910, was nrrostod
on Batnbrldgo Island, 12 miles from
Seattle on Frldny.
Murders Wife and Himself.
Chicago, Fob. 22. Mrs. Augusta
Johnson, thlrty-flvo years old, waB
ahot twlco and instantly klllod by hor
husband, Harry Johnson, thlrty-throo
years old, a painter. Johnsou tbon
SEND REPLY TO KAISER
WASHINGTON CLAIMS GERMAN
ORDER VIOLATES TREATY.
Wilson and Cabinet Hold Important
Conference to Consider Answer
Washington, Feb. 22. In u noto
drafted by tho cabinet at a momentous
meeting at tho Whlto House on Friday,
President Wilson will tell Germany
that hor "war zono" decree Is In viola
tion of treaty stipulations entered Into
with tho United States, which guar
antee to tho United Stales nonlnter
fcrenco with Ha sea commerco when
Germany la at war, and which grant
tho same privileges to Germany when
the United States Is a belligerent.
Tho treaties specifically set forth
that If either nation Is at war tho neu
tral nation's commerco and Inter
course with any nation at war with
tho othor party to tho treaty "shall
not bo Interrupted" and "on tho con
trary" "tho vessels of the
neutral party may navigate to and
from tho ports and on tho coasts of
tho belligerent parties."
Tho first treaty, to which tho at
tention of Germany will bo drawn, Is
that mado under tho direction of
Frederick tho Great, and signed by
his roprcscntatlvo and by Bonjamln
Franklin, ThotnaB JefferBon and John
The second treaty Is that signed bj
John Qulncy Adams and tho repre
sentatives of tho king of Prussia.
Both these treaties expired by their
own limitation, tho first in 179G, tho
second In 1810. But tho provisions
which guarantee Immunity to Ameri
can ships and American citizens, ana
which tho government authorities In
sist apply In the present Instance,
were continued by tho treaty of 18-8.
PRESIDENT ILL; TAKES REST
Wilson Delays New Session of Con
gress on the Shipping BUI To
Seek Views of Public.
Washington, Fob. 1C There will be
no Immediate oxtra session of tho Sixty-fourth
congress. Tho president has
Bottled all doubts. Tho president Is far
from well. Ills norvous system Is for
a tlmo at least Impaired; Occasional
headaches havo drifted into periodical
nouralgla and this now hIiowb symp
tomH of becoming chronic. Mr. Wil
son will welcome tho rest and change
which ho will And In tho trip to Cali
fornia and the exposition. Tho presi
dent will tnp the wires of public opin
ion at every stop hotwoen Washington
and San Francisco on tho shipping
bill In an endeavor to get his cue for
future action. And when Mr. WIIboh
returns to Washington ho will have
made up his mind botween two courses,
whether to call his extra session of tho
Sixty-fourth congress on May C or on
September 15. Thin la tho president's
schedule to date. It Is authentic.
ZEPPELIN AIRSHIP EXPLODES
Report From Copenhagen Correspond
ent Tells of Accident Off Coast
Copenhagen, via London, Feb. 19.
The correspondent of tho Polltlkon re
ports that a Zeppelin dirigible explod'
ed over tho Dunloh Island of Fanoo,
off tho west const of Jutland,
London, Fob. 19. A big airship, be
lieved to bo of tho Pnrsoval type, ap
parently damaged by gunfire, flew over
Amsterdam Tho airship was flying
at a height of about six hundred feet
Assuming n vertical position tho air
craft drifted In tho direction of tho
Zuydor Zeo. The nlr vessel was later
sighted minus Its gondola.
BELGRADE "OUSES FIRED ON
Serbians Reply by Bombarding Semlln,
Doing Heavy Damage to
Belgrade Fob, 19, via London. Tho
Austrlans carried out tho heaviest
bombardmont of Bolgrado Blnco their
evacuation of that city. A monitor and
tho Semlln batteries participated.
Several houseB wore wrecked and
many porsons wcro killed or Injured.
Tho Serbians replied by bombarding
Somlln for tho first time. Thoy did
much dnmago and forced the monitor
to retire. Sir Thomas Llpton, with
Prlnco Paul, wltncaBod tho bombard
ment from tho royal palace.
SUFFRAGE UP TO VOTERS
New York Secretary of State Signs
Resolution Adopted at Albany
for Decision Next Fall.
Albany, N. Y Fob. 19 Surroundod
by applauding women, Secretary of
Stato Hugo signed tho Joint resolution
of tho Bennto and uBsombly submit
ting to tho voters of tho Htato noxt
full tho quoBtlon of woman suffrage
Ambulances Go Abroad.
Now York. Fub. 22. Tho 17 light
motor ambulances contributed by Ynlo
and Harvard universities to the Red
Cross havo been shipped abroad for
distribution In various sections of the
Russia Orders Motor Trucks.
. Harrlsburg, Pa., Fob, 22. An order j
for 300, largo armored, motor trucks
costing about ono million five hundred
thousand dollars was placed by tho I
Russian government with a lpcnl con
NATIONS SEND REPLY
GREAT BRITAIN AND GERMANY
ANSWER NOTE ON BLOCKADE.
NO SATISFACTION IN EITHER
Germany Insists Blockade Is Neces
sary and Urges Convoy for Ships
England Refuses to Accept Respon
sibility for Neutral Shipping.
Berlin, Germany (via London), Feb.
20. Tho reply of Germany to tho pro
test of tho United States against a
blockade of British waters Is couched
In tho most friendly terms, but firmly
maintains tho position of Germany
as already announced.
Tho noto explains that Germany's
proposed action Is rendered necessary
by Great Britain's policy of attempt
ing to cut off the food supply for the
German civil population by a method
never recognized In International law.
England's course In ordering mer
chantmen to fly neutral flags and
equipping them with artillery, with or
ders to destroy subm-rlncs, tho Ger
man reply contends, rt-i brB nugatory
the right of search.
Germany holds that sho cannot
abandon that right under tho stress
which England has put upon her.
Slnco Germany must compel the
nations with which sho Ib at war to
return to the recognized principles of
International law and restore tho free
dom of the seas, sho argues that tho
stand sho has taken Is necessary.
Tho noto recommends that tho
United States government Bend war
ships to England to convey merchant
vessels through tho danger zono, with
tho understanding that vesselB thus
luarded shall carry no war supplies.
Hope Is expressed that the Ameri
can government will understand tho
position In which Germany has been
placed and appreciate the reasons for
Tho German government feels itself
obliged to point out with tho greatest
omphaBla that n traffic In arms, esti
mated at many hundreds ot millions,
Is being carried on between United
States Arms and Germany's enemies.
Gormany la ready to deliberate with
tho United States concerning any
measure which might secure tho snfo-
t of legitimate shipping of neutrals
In tho war zono.
GREAT BRITAIN'S -ANSWER.
Washington, Feb. 19. Tho text of
tho British government's reply to tho
American protest against British in-
torcforonco with American commerco
was mado public on Wednesday simul
taneously In Washington and Londom
Tho British government refuses to
accept responsibility for tho situation
of American commercial and indus
trial Intercuts, described as "pitiful"
in tho protest of the United States.
It Bays that tho effect of the war
has been not to increase but practi
cally arrest tho decline of American
exports, "which was In progress earl
ier In tho year;" and It adds that the
causo of the unfavorable condition de
scribed by tho American government
"ought In fairness to bo sought elso-
whoro than In tho activities of his
majesty's naval forces."
IOWA TO GO DRY JANUARY 1
Passes Senate Bill Repealing
Mulct Law by Vote of
79 to 29. .
Des Moines. Ia Fob. 19. Tho Iioubo
Thursday passed tho senate bill re
pealing tho Mulct law by a vota of 79
to 20. This makoB Iowa statutory dry
January 1, 191C,
The final vote came only after a
desperate attempt on tho part of wets
to tack an amendment to the bill
which would fdrco It to go back to tho
ZAPATA NOW HOLDS CAPITAL
Carranza Forces Undr General Obre-
gon Reported to Have Evacuated
Washington, Fob. 19. The state de
partment was notified In official dis
patches that the Carranza forces un
der General Obregon havo again evac
uated Mexico City, nmMhat tho forces
ot General Zapata now occupy tho
POTATO RIOTS ARE REPORTED
Officials Superintending Sale at Schorr
berg, Germany, Beaten, and Build
ing Partly Destroyed.
London, Fob. 19. Potato riots In
Schonbcrg, Germany, nie reported by
tho Exchange Telegraph company'B
correspondent in Amsterdam. Officials
superintending the Bnlo woro beaten
and tho municipal buildings partially
destroyed, he asserts.
Bank Wrecker Goes to Pen.
Lexington, Ky Feb. 22, aeorgo
Alexander, who was sentenced to not
less thah seven nor more than seventy
jearB for wrecking the Alexander
bank of Paris, Ky., of which he waB
president, has been taken to prison.
Boomer Sentenced for Life.
Akron, O., Fob. 22. Harry Boomer.
hatchot murderer of VInnle Becker,
mission worker, palo but .compoBod,
faced a Jury hero and pleaded guilty.
Boomer waB then sentenced to a life
term In tho penitentiary.
BLOCKADE NOW ON
GERMANS OPEN THREATENED
British Guard Coasts to Prevent Land
ing of Teuton Troops Ships
Held In Ports.
London, Feb. 19. Tho German
proclamation of a maritime war zono
about the British Isles Ib In effect,
and tho full forco of that country'B
submarino dostructlvenesB Is supposed
to have been loosed In an effort to
Isolato Great Britain and ruin Its ship
Ab a result military law has super
seded civil In practically all tho coast
cities and districts to prevent any pos
sible attempt on the part of the Ger
mans to land troops.
The Germans In their blockade ef
fort did not wait for tho stroko of
midnight to begin their campaign.
They started, or rather thoy continued
their previous efforts on Tuesday eve
ning at six o'clock, when they torpe
doed and sent to tho bottom the Brit
ish steam collier Dulwlch, whoso crew
of 31, with tho possible exception of
two, escaped solely by their own ef
forts. Tho attack was delivered at a
point 20 miles northeast of Capo
Hove, In the English channel.
Shortly after tho destruction of tno
Dulwlch a German submarino blew up
and destroyed the French steamer
Villo do Llllo, orf Barfleur, tho crew
saving themselves In tho ton minutes
allotted them by tho German com
A atatoment by tho French ministry
of marlno announcing this fact con
tains tho Information that the sub
marino, which Ib believed to have -been
the U-1G and cortalnly ono of tho U
class, subsequently pursued a Norwe
gian Bteamer, which was saved by the
arrival of French destroyers.
rhls Ib tho first lnstanco In tho war
of an attack upon a vessel of a neu
tral power. Norway Is expected now
to supplement Its previous protest to
Germany by a reference to this dell-
In order to prevont any unneces
sary loss of life all shir service be
tween England, Holland and France.
except to ono point In tho latt'-- coun
try. has been stopped.
LONG DEADLOCK IS ENDED
David E. Shanahan Is Elected Speaker
of the Illinois House of Repre
sentatives. Springfield, 111.. !b. 18. The trick
has been turned at last. The house of
representatives of the Illinois legisla
ture Is graced by a regular speaker,
It was n bard struggle, consuming
over six weeks of expensive time, but
at last David E. Shanahan of Chicago.
tho dean of the assembly, was elected
by Republican votes, with a splash of
'wet" and Igoo Democratic votes.
Eighty representatives registered in
favor of Shanahan, three more than
wcro necessary to elect. Forty-nine of
these wcro Democrats and 1 wcro Re
publicans. Tho end enmc on tho sec
ond ballot of tho day, which was tho
PROHIBITS AFTERNOON TEAS
Functions Are Unnecesary Extrava
gance Maximum Price of Pota
London, Feb. 20. A news agency,
dispatch from Amsterdam states that
tho authorities In Berlin have prohib
ited afternoon teas In the cafes on
tho ground the functions are unueces-
sarlly extravagant It adds that the
prlco of potatoes has advanced so
greatly that tho fixed maximum prlco
has been withdrawn.
Tho Bavarian minister of tho In
terior has entered an agreement with
agricultural banks and societies to
purchnso corn and other supplies
German taxes aro Increasing,
SUBMARINE U-2 UNDAMAGED
Destroyer of British Warship Path
finder Returns to Base Captain
Herslng Decorated for Bravery.
Berlin, Feb. 20. Tho Gorman sub
marine U-2, which sa,nk the British
warship Pathflndor and also some
British merchant Hhips in the Irish
sea, has returned undamaged to the
base at Wllhelmshaven. Tho sub
marine's commander, Captain Lieuten
ant Horsing, has been decorated w,Ith
tho Iron Cross for brnvery.
Business Section Wiped Out.
Johnstown, Pa,, Feb. 19. Prnctlcally
the entire business section of Ebons
burg, mountain summer resort und
county seat or uamuria county, was
wiped out by fire which broko out In
tho Mountain houso. Every building
In tho block from tho Mountain house
to the county court house was de
Btroyed. Tho loss is estimated ut be
tween $250,000 and $300,000.
Business Section Wiped Out.
Johnstown, Pn., Fob. 20. Practically
the entire business section at Ebons
burg, mountain Bummer resort and
county seat of Cambria county, was
wiped out by Uro. Tho loss Is es
tlmuted between $250,000 and $300,000
Frank James Is Dead.
Kearney, Mo., Fob. 20. Frank
James, aged seventy-four, ono ot tho
most daring ot the notorious band ot
bank and train robbers of forty years
ago, died on his farm near hero. Burst
ing ot a blood vessel killed him.
U. S. SHIP HITS MINE
BTEAMER EVELYN SENT TO BOT
TOM OFF GERMAN COAST.
TWENTY-EIGHT OF CREW SHED
Washington Advised Officially of Dis
aster American Officials Abroad
to Make Inquiry.
Berlin. The American Bteamer
Evelyn, which sailed from New York
on Jnnuary 29 with a cargo of cotton
for Bremen, struck a mlno off Bor
kum Island In the North Sea and
sank. Her captain and twenty-seven
of the crew were saved.
Tho Evelyn Is the tlrst American
vessel to meet with disaster us a re
sult of tho warfaro In European 'na
tions. She did not sink within tho
war zono ir eluded In the German ad
miralty's decree of February 4.
Borkum Island lies, directly off the
German coast at tho mouth of tlio
Ems river, and Is German territory.
Maratlme records glvo tho comple
ment of tho Evelyn at twenty-five
inert, so that It Is probable that all
on board the vessel were rescued.
Tho Evelyn was a single-screw
steel steamship and was commanded
by Captain Smith. She belonged to
A. II. Bull & Co. of New York and
wns chartered by the llarrls-Irby Cot
ton Co. to take a cargo of cotton to
Bremen. She was 255 feet long and
1,185 tons net. Sho was built In
SnnLlmmnton. Encland. In 1883. Her
Jiome port was Philadelphia. rlhe
Evelyn was .last reported as arriving
at Rotterdam on February 17.
U. S. Hears of Disaster.
Washington. The United States
government was advised officially of
tlio tlrst Instance of destruction or an
American vessel on the high seas
since the outbreak of tho European
war. American Consul Fee at Brc
men cabled that the steamer Evelyn,
nnil lis carco of cotton, bound for
Bremen, had been "blown up at Bor
ukm," Just off tho coast of Gormany,
but that the crew had been saved
Tim rnuao. submarine .or mine was
not given In tho dispatch.
After a conference with President
Wilson, Secretary Bryan cabled Am
bassador Page at London and Ambas
sador Gerard at Berlin to make an
extensive Inquiry as to the facts, and,
If tho crew wcro landed at either, of
their respective Jurisdictions, to fur
nish every care and convenience to
Captain Smith and his men, so that
they might return home safely.
Battle With Indians.
nurnnco. Colo. A message from
Bluff, Utah, to Dolores told of tho kill
ing of Joseph Akin and two Piute Indi
uns In a fight between members of the
nosses of United States deputies,
headed by Marshal Nobekor, and i
band of Indians led by "Old Folk,
father of Tse-ne-gat, whoso arrest is
being sought by the federal author!
ties. Joe Cordova, another member
of tho posse of deputies, was wound
ed in the shoulder, and six Indians
were captured, according to the Do
lores report. The remainder or "out
'oik's" band escaped Into CottonwooU
canyon, it was stated.
Austria Will Join Move.
Geneva. Austria will follow Ger
many's lead In its treatment oc
neutral shipping in tho Adriatic, al
though possessing few submarines.
says a dispatch from Innsbruck.
It Is reported here that William of
Germany and Emperor Francis Jo
seph of Austria-Hungary, with their
staffs, soon will hold a conference at
some town near tho frontier between
the two countries. The rulers havo
not met since tho war began.
Meet Ends in Riot.
Rome. A general tight In which
many persons were wouuded, occurred
at a moating called by the persons
favorable to Italy remaining neutral
lu tho war and those desiring the
government to intervene, at which It
was intended that speakers snoum
give their respective views of the
parties. Tho police finally charged the
crowd and dispersed It.
Irish Boat Torpedoed.
Iondon. Tho small Irish coasting
steamer Downshlro has been sunk by
a German submarine off Culf of Man,
an island In tho Irish sea, Tho Ger
lnniiR envo tho crew five minutes In
which to leave their ship. The crew
at Dundrum, County
Dies at Age of 105 Years.
Hyannls, Neb. Sarah Wright,
of Nebraska's oldest residents,
here at tho age of over 105 years,
was In very fair health up to
Will Sign Racing Bills.
nnrsoii City. Nov. Governor Era
met Boyle has issued a statement un
nounclng that ho would sign tho two
racing bills passed by the legislature,
creating a racing commission and
legalizing a pail-mutual system of bet
ting on horBe races.
Don't Need Artesian Water.
Plerro, S. D. Thoro Ib no pressing
need of conservation of tho artesian
waters of tho state is tho opinion o
tho members of tho house, who voted
down the Gudahl bill to that effect.
OF INTEREST TO ALL.
A boy scoutB' club la being organ
ized at Elmwood.
Mrs. W. J. Dundas, wlfo ot editor
Auburn Granger, Is dead;
Nearly fifty cases of measles are
under quarantine at Juniata.
Broken Bow has defeated tho $17,-
000 scvior bond proposition.
First national bank of Chappoll will
erect u $7,000 bank building.
A farmers' institute will no horn in
Tecumseh February 26 and 27.
Five rural community viubs have
been organized In Kimball county.
A nroDosltlon to Irrigate county is-
being considered by Alliance citizens.
Jlobron Stato bank has bought in-
tercBts of First National bank of that
Central City will voto on a $21,000
water main bond extension proposi
Three teams of raulos brought $1,-
497 at Scheel Bros, sale near Syra
The Chadron Ico and Creamery
company will erect
a plant at tnai
According to the noy city directory,
Omaha claims over 200,000 popula
tion. Tho new $30,000 high school build
ing at Cedar Bluffs has boon dedi
R. E. Countryman, near Weeping
Water, sold a flfty-acro farm for $250
There will be no wot and dry fight
at Fremont this year, as had been con
templated. Tho supreme court has declared the
village of Newman Grove In Madison
county to bo wet.
Edgar wll voto on a bond Issue of
$13,500 for the erection of a new elec
tric light plant.
The old Nebraska National Bank
bulldblg at Beatrice was sold recently
at a sheriff's sale.
Tho Elmwood Booster club has put
Into practlco a new plan of furnishing
an auctioneer free.
Fifteen car loads of furniture havo
already arrived to furnish Omaha's
million dollar hotel.
Fire in the dry goods store of M.
E. Smifh & Co. at Chadron caused a
loss estimated at $8,G00.
Hastings has rumors that Jitney
service Is to bo established there in
two weeks by Omaha, men.
Farmers and business men of tho
vicinity of Liberty havo community
club of forty-two members.
Nebraska Is twenty-fifth In point -of
school efficiency, according to
figures In superintendent's office.
Mrs. Frank Paul of Cedar Bluffs
suffered a serious accident when she
fell on a walk and broke her hip.
Hastings has a petition started for
1.200 signatures to 'call $130,000 bond
election for new school buildings.
Johh F. Walsh of Humboldt has
been appointed commandant of thH
old soldiers and sailors' homo at Bur
kett. Tho new bridge to bo constructed
over the Platte river at North Platto
will glvo that city a direct highway to
Attorney General Reed has written
to all county attorneys In state an
nouncing his willingness to co-operate
Gas service from tho new plant be
ing constructed by tlio North Platto (
Electric & Power company will soon
Bader Bros, havo sold their Main
street block nt Fremont to JoeVerbln
of tho Omaha store. Tho considera
tion was $14,000.
Two horses belonging to the Tip
Top bakery of Lincoln wore electro
cuted when thoy ran Into a telephone
wire at that city.
The young son of Harry Doty of
Weeping Water was saved from a pet
wolf by his uncle, who choked tho
animal to death.
Flro damaged tho Board of Trade
building at Omaha to tlio extent of
over $100,000. A new and modern
sky-scraper may be erected In its
Grand Island Morning Freo Press,
owned chiefly by V. II. Thompson,
chairman democratic state commit
tee, Is to be continued as weekly, in
stead of daily.
Tho secrotary of the treasury at
Washington has awarded the contract
for the construction of tho public
building nt McCook, Neb., to C. E.
Goodhand, Ord, Nob., nt $107,278.
Prosper Trowbridge, a well-to-do
farmer, living on tho Whlttaker land
east of Lyons, committed sulcldo by
hanging himself at his home. He
leaves a widow and nlno children.
Visits to South Omaha aro each
year growing moro popular with the
students and faculty of the Btate
school of agriculture. This year over
350 students mado the annual trip.
Sixteen wireless telegraphy experts
ot Lincoln have formed a Nebraska
Radio association and nightly catch
talks at their various local stations
from Arlington, Va Key West, New
Orleans and Sayvlllo, Long Island.
Bids for tho construction of the
$50,000 bridge over the Platto river
at North Platto will bo received un
till noon March 17.
Rlchurd E. Rambo of Blue Springs,
ona of tho oldest Masons In tho state,
now attending school of Instruction In
Beatrice, owns an apron worn by IiIb
father at Wilmington, Del., reception
Tlio value ot Nebraska's 1914 crop
of alfalfa at un avorago prlco of $7
per ton was $22,46G,385, which en
titles it to bo classed as ono of our
leading crops, as It Is fourth In value
within the Btate.