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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,
1 NEBRASKA t STATE NEWS j t " t Citizens of Waco recently celebrat ed tho opening of their new electric light plant. Tho Frank Tooley farm, located near Central City, was sold recently for a consideration of $175 per acre. Tho Hastings city council Is adver tising for bids to bo opened March 13th for ton and a half miles of Btrect paving A big wolf hunt was held near "West Point last week. The ground covered by the hunters was approxi mately thirty sections. A number of wolves wero dislodged and two were flhoL jy. M. E. Crosscr, who succeeded F. M. Hunter as superintendent of the. Norfolk schools several years ago, has notified tho Board of Education that ho will not be an applicant for re-olection. Twenty-eight head of horses wero -shipped In a special palace stock car by expross from Drlstow to Boston, Mass., recently. This Is the firs, car of horses to be shipped from that ter-1 ntory by expross. The throe municipal wells at Falls City wero found to bo contaminated with surface drainage and decayed vegetable matter, through tests made by the state bacteriological bureau. Probably new wells will be sunk. A wo-sectlon state aid bridge will bo constructed across the Platte river -at Sutherland early this spring. The cost will bo $20,448. Each section will bo 250 feet long. There will be a 1,100-foot fall between the two sec tions. A gravel pit which will no doubt prove of great value to the North westorn railroad, has been discovered at Bristow. This gravel pit Is nearly 100 rods long and 40 rods wido with an average depth of gravel of about thirty feet. E. S. Davis, for several years post master at North riatte, has been suc ceeded by P. H. McEvoy, administra tion appointee. McEvoy's appointment was confirmed by tho senate Decem ber 17, but his commission has just lurlved. A contract for plans and specifica tions for the new hotel to be built at a cost of $200,000 In Fremont has "been let. Work or preparing the site for the structure has been started. The building will be either four or five stories In height. Eugene T. Westervelt, editor of the Scott's Bluff Republican, has an nounced that ho will be a candidate for one of the delegates from tho Sixth .district to the republican na tional convention at Chicago. His pe tition will be filed shortly. Approximately six hundred dollars will be reoulred for the corn and poultry raising contests to be con ducted this summer and to stage the shows to be held next December In "Beatrlco by the Gago County Crop Improvement society. Petitions are being circulated at "Wymore asking the board of education to call a special election for the pur poso of Issuing $45,000 bonds, $10,000 to be used In the construction of a new school building and the balanco to repair the old building. What was probably the top price for unimproved farm land In Nebraska was paid when Jacob Purbnugh "bought 100 ncros near Havelocjt of It. T2. Moore of Lincoln.. The prico paid was $250 per acre and was a part of an unbroken tract of 1,020 ncres. Tho operation of the Scottsbluff factory for tho year just closed made necessary the handling ot more than 10,000 carloads of freight, which is a larco factor In making tho city of Scottsbluff second to Omaha and Lin coln only In point of freight earnings. Tho first racing meet of tho Nw Nebraska Midway racing circuit will 1)0 held at the Douglas county fair grounds ot Benson-, Juno 8, 9 and 10. Meets will be held at Nebraska City June 13, 14 and 15; Auburn Juno 20, 21 and 22; Aurora Juno 27, 28 and 29; and Kearney July 3, 4 and 5. About one hundred and fifty busi ness men of Columbus attended a banquet, recently given by the Y. M. C. A., In celebration of the payment of the last of tho building debt and of tho deficits that have been accumu lating for tho past several years. The occasion was the ninth anniversary of the first subscription made for tho building of the Y. M. C. A. in Colum bus 9 Sarpy county wolf hunters, number ing about 100, killed one wolf In their chase a fow days ago. The hunters said thpy fow fifteen big wolves, but tho line was Btrotched out so thin that tho animals slipped through anil escaped. Contract has been let for tho state old bridge at Schuyler, between Col fax and Butler counties to tho Elk hart Construction Co. of Elkhnrt. Ind., Its bid being $51,500 for four 175-foo steol spans to bo attached to the present six spans. Flro of an unknown origin destroy ed three store buildings at Odoll the other day, entailing a loss of about $14,000. Tho crop census of the North Platte Nebraska-Wyoming Irrigation projoct recently completed by tho United States reclamation s?rvlco shows that during the past year G8.130 acres wero cropped and a total value of $1,2C3,C1C, or an average of $18.55 por acre was realized. The most val uable crop was sugar beets, returns showing $537,641, from 7,872 acres, or $63.30 per acre. Farmers and business men of Sid noy aro contemplating tho construc tion of a $50,000 elovator nnd flouring mill. Seward has appropriated .the sum of $100 for a public playgrounds, th grounds to be under the supervision of tho Y. M. C. A. Flvo hundred persons took port In a wolf hunt in tho vicinity of Daykln one day recently and six wolvos and many hundreds of rabbits were killed. Rushvllle, Hay Springs and Cordon havo virtually entered Into an agree ment whereby a farm demonstrator will bo secured for Sheridan county. The Burlington road has Indicat ed that It will glvo Tocumsoh a new station this year to take the place of tho old frame building It Is now using. After running seven block to catch a train at David City, Lincoln L. Lott of Rising City fell dead In tho depot immediately upon purchasing a ticket to his home. Tho plans and specifications for tho steol bridge to bo built across tho Niobrara river at tho Parshall cross ing, Just south of Butte, are ready for bids. O. M. Edwards of Falrbury has filed for the office of sheriff on tho demo cratic ticket. This' makes nine candi dates, three democrats and six re publicans, y Earl Caddock, tho Anita, la., grap Pier, and Cal Wood, tho Stanton heavyweight, have been matched -for a bout at Hooper, Mnrch 7, before tho Hooper Athletic club. William J. and C. W. Brynn aro among democratic leaders who havo engaged suites at tho Clarke hotel at Hastings for uso during the democrat ic stato convention there next July. A cash box containing $104 In vnrious school funds was robbed by unknown parties at tho Norfolk high school just recently, nccordlng to an nouncement made by the authorities. Tho fifteen hundred dollar taberna cle erected for th recent revival In Fremont, has been taken over by tho Commercial club directors, and will bo used ns an auditorium for all pub lic meotlngs. The Nebraska Gas and Electric company was given a twenty-flvo-yenr franchlso by an ordinance passed by tho Blue Springs city council recent 1. The present franchise expires tho latter part of this year. OHlco days for Madison County Farm Demonstrator, A. G. Georgo. have been established at Norfolk, Til den and "Mndison, where farmers may receive any Information or advico they desire. Federnl Judges Martin J. Wade, T. C. Munger and W. I. Smith, sitting as a chancery court In Omaha, granted tho Rock Island railroad a temporary Injunction restraining tho stato rail way commission from enforcing tho 2-cent-a-mlle law, thereby giving the road power to raise Its Intrastate pas senger fare to 3 cents a mile. A total ot 2,858 cars of live stock, the second largest number In tho his tory of tho South Omaha yards for a single week, were received last week. Tho record for a single week was made last month, ending January 22, when n total of 2,988 cars wero mar keted. Cattle receipts for tho week were 29,912 head; hogs, 106,445; sheep. 48,724. Drainage District No. 1 In Rich ardson county, will soon adver tlso for $20,000 worth of exca vating to enlarge a ditch near tho mouth of tho Nemaha river on tho Rulo bottom.' Some of the land own ers on the bottom had brought suit to compel the drainage board to build a loveo that was part of the original plan, but had been changed by tho board. Tho court hold that, tho board had a right to make the change and dismissed the suit of the land owners. The stockholders of tho Blu9 Springs Farmers' Elevator company, who received a dividend of 100 per cent on their stock at their recent an nual moetlng, aro receiving a second dividend of tho same amount, making a total of $50 distributed to each of the eighty-four stockholders since January 1. Fifty members of the state associa tion of commercial clubs hold an en thusiastic convention in Hastings last week. The association went on record as favoring tho drafting of a bill for a state highway commlssjon nnd ono for a stato publicity fund. Wnter powpr devclonmont. Missouri river navlratinn and the drainago undertak ing at Holdrego were also given In dorsements bv the orcanlzatlon. Tho apsoi'Intton will hold their next meet ing In Omaha May 21 and 25. "Jack" Boom, famous trnpper and hunter, organized a successful wolf hunt In Center precinct, Cobs county, which covered twenty-four" sections nm in which 400 men particinated. The hunters wpre successful, killing eight out of twelvo wolves seen. Charley Peters used the scissors hold ar-d won In straight falls at Pa pillion from Fred Schmarder, a heavy weight wrestler, who halls from Louisville. Tho first fall took seven minutes and the second fall four min utes. A checking up of the recent re vival effort In Fremont shows that a total of 1,115 persons worn convorted and that a total or $1,900 was paid Revivalist Rayburn for his work. The elovatorB ana mill of Hoi drego nro now 105 cars short of their needs. One elevator has been oblig ed to stop buying grain several times recently. Slnco tho first of tho year there have been fifty-five cam of grain shipped from Holdroge This is :bout one-third of tho amount that would have been shipped had cars been plentiful. FORCES BUSY FOLLOW UP ADVANTAGE GAINED OVER TURKISH ARMIES. MANY POSITIONS ARE TAKEN Muscovite? Hope to Surround Main Army. Turks Retreat Impeded by Snow and Lack of Supplies. Petrogrnd Tho Russians aro press ing tho advantngo gained at Erzorum. On tho right along tho Black sea coast, by tho co-operation of the sea and land forces they arc driving tho Turks from ono position after an other to tho cast of Treblzond and actlvo operations against that Import ant seaport aro expected soon. In tho last fow days tho Russians havo occupied Wltde (WIdjo) and pressed forward ten or twelve miles westward. Tho tleot has destroyed several shoro batteries and by keep ing well In advance of the land forces and by destroying bridges over servoral streams In the path of tho retreating Turks, has rendered their retreat more difficult. On tho left flunk, after tho occupa tion ot Koph, the Russians pushed on to Mush nnd Achlat, the latter on tho north shoro ot Lake Van. From Koph to Mush, sixty miles over mountain roads, they fought several battles and Decupled Mush by storm. Tho Turks fled southward toward Dlarbckr, tho next objective of tho Russians. Onco In possession of Dlar bekr, it is only a day's march to the Bagdad railway, the last remaining communication Into Syria. Tho rapid Russian offensive beyond Erzerum, It Is believed hero, makes it probable that tho retreat of tho Turkish corps operating along tho Black sea coast, and of those troops which wero active in the Mush dis trict before tho Russian occupation, will bo entirely cut off and that the main Turkish armies will be sur rounded. It Is regarded ob almost Inevitable that tho Turkish corps retreating along the Black Sea coast, under the destructive fire of tho fleet and tho pressure of tho Russian nrmles, would bo caught In tho same sort of a trap iis tho Turkish Thirty-Fourth I sion of the tenth corps after falling back rrom WIdJe. This division which wns completely surrounded, had no nlternatlvo but to surrender with irms, enulnment and nrtlllery. On the Turkish right flnnk, where the Ninth corps Is operntlng, tho Turks find themselves In tho snmo precarious position, slnco nil tho roads of retreat to tho north are craduallv falling undpr Russian con trol. Tho retreat of the Turkish Rrmy everywhere H Impeded by deep pnow nnd the difficult character of the country. Thov nre without food and lack war supplies and thoic seems to be little possibility of their offering oven temnornrv resistance of iny strength to the Russian ndvance. 10,000 Hit Trail at Trenton. Tronton, N. J. The olght weeks' evangelistic campaign conducted by the Rev. Billy Sunday, came to a closo February 20. Before Mr. Sunday left Tor his homo In Winona Lake, Ind., Dr. Henry Collin Mlnton, chairman of the Trenton Sunday commltteo, gave tho evangelist a check for $31,981 as a "froo will offering," which will havo $377.03 added by checks that will como in, making tho offering $32, 358.03. This amount beats Syracuso by $5,000. The total current expenses wore $33,258.i;2 and adding tho "free will" tho amount Invested in tho campaign was $05,616.65. The trail hitters are 16,764; attendance, 810,000. Five Killed In Wreck. Spokane, Wash. Five persons were killed and three seriously Injured, when Northern Pacific passonger train No. 2, known as the North Const Limited, east bound, crashed into tho rear ond of Northern Paclfic-Burllngton train No. 42, east bound, at South Cheney, WaBh., ev entccn miles from Spokane, Febru ary 20. Both trains, east bound, wore being detoured becauso of flood con ditions on the Northern Pacific. The engineer of the- Burlington train stop ped at South Cheney for orders, and a tew minutes later tho Northern Pa cific trulu crashed Into tho rear of the Burlington. Seaplanes Visit England. London. Four German seaplanes Sunday, Fob. 20th, made a raid over the east und southeast coasts of Eng land, according to an official an nouncement, Tho total casualties are given as two men and one boy killed nnd ono marine wounded. Consider able material damage wns dono Miners May Sign Up. Mobile, Ala. Mlno workers are on tho point of signing a two-year con tract with Ohio, Indlnna and IlMnolr operators, calling for an Increaso In wages and compliance with their mlno run demands. Pnnnsylvanla opera tors have go far roj-sctcd the terms. Will Send Unlnttructed Delegate. Des MolneB, la. Iowa progressives will send nn unlnstructed delegation to tho national convention of the par ty In Chicago, Juno 7. This was de cided by the state central committee. STEAMERS Kallowlni- ll Horioa lt itvilnalnno , " iuuoi Biuiiuuiiiui iiiu ui yuurn in nruuKiyn ucsiroyou ino NOW Yoni DOCK company s 900-foot plor at tho foot of Plonoer street, almost destroyed tho steamships Bolton Castlo, Pacific Castle, and Bollaglo, and burned, or partly burned, 37 llghtors and barges. Tho vcssoIb woro being loaded with war munitions for tho alllos. Steamship men figure tho loss to bo $4,000,000. Tho photograph shows tho pier nnd tho Bolton Castlo on flro. latIstT mrrriTriirmii 1 1 i 1 i 1 mrirr-rr i i m i i m . n- - - - , Hhte v mmm. v Hub now military tractor aoroplano, built In Ithaca, N. Y for tho United States government, waa drlvou at tho rate of 95 miles an hour by Aviator Frank H. Burnsldo in a ooricB of flights over a moasurod half-mllo courso. ith n slight wind nt his back, Burnsldo covered ono-half.mllo In 15 4-6 soconda. Against tho wind ho mado one half mllo In 20 1-5 seconds. All of Burnsldo's times woro rocordod by J, J. Rowley of tho Aero Club of Amorlca and forwarded to tho New York headquarters of that organization. Tho machlno 1b cqulppod with a 135 horso powor V" typo motor nnd Is constructed for weight lifting and climbing ns woll as for spocd. PREFERS HIS WIFE TO A PAGE v:.;,.:v;.;j.;;-.::;;y;:t.:;.:v;;';;i Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota, tho only blind member of tho notional houso of representatives, has been assigned a page by his follow mombers, but profers to roly on the aid or his wiro, who Is hero Been with him. Mr. Schall mid; "Thoro could not possibly bo any bettor or moro rollablo guldo thnn ny wlfo." SAVING THE SONGS OF THE INDIAN POHF Tho United States government Is endeavoring to retain for futuro gener ations tho volco and songs or tho American Indians, mnklng phonographic rocords or tho songs, conversation am' volco or original Inhabitants or Amerlcn. Tho photograph shows Mountain Chlor or tho Blackroet Indian tribe singing war songs Into a phonograph a tho Smithsonian institution In Washington. AND DOCK BURN AT ...nr., c.n..n... ...... n- t ,.. , T . JP" fa. f2 BROOKLYN i . ... . . ... . MAJ. GEORGE T. LANGHORNE Tho officers or tho United States army aro watching with great Intorost to Geo what will bocomo of tho Investi gation started by formor Sccrotary ot Wnr Garrison Into tho charges that MaJ. Georgo T. Langhorno was tho bcaror or messages from Germany to, Captains von Pnpon nnd Boy-Ed, tho recalled attaches of Germany. At tho, Btart of tho war Major Langhorno was military attache In Berlin. Ho wnB re called, and, It la charged, brought back, lottors from Gorman ofildnlB to tho embassy hero. Marrlago Va. Common Sense-. So many womon aro annoyed and displeased if tholr husbands oven dnro to suggest n fiBhlng, hunting, skating or skiing trip, "with tho boys." If they did but reallzo It, theso llttlo separations do moro to mako homo doaror. Short vacations away from each other mako husband and wlfo all tho moro npproclatlvo of tho other's good qualities. So don't frown on your husband's doslro to leave you for a short tlmo. In rnct, ir ho doos not oxpross any wish to loavo you, you should pack up and loavo him tor a short visit to frlonds or relatives. Theso short sepa rations tond to a long union, whllo too much and too constant propinquity tends to a long separation. Especially ir you reel any signs or a stralnod at mosphere botwoon you both, ir thoro Ib a formal polltoness, or a disposition to snap at each othor, you may know that It Is tlmo for ono or you to go visiting ror tho good or your marital relations. Whon common sonso nnd good rea son llvo In tho same houso with a hus band nnd wlfo, dissension docs not as a rulo get a chanco to raise Its head.