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THE 8EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE NORTH PI ATTE. NEBRASKA.
4 1 R3 EST 83 n e m t STATE NEWS : Every township in Phelps county Mag1 represented by two or more men at ti "bettor ronds" meeting in Hold- rego recently. Tho meeting wna called by the County Board of Supervisors, load overseers and township board mombi m, composing the attendance. Ideas vero exchanged and uniform methods of making and maintaining loads ero adopted. Much enthusiasm was sh wn by those present, and it is expected that the county's highways 'vill benefit in no small measure from the meeting. A big interstate firemen's tourna rncnt will bo staged in Omaha this tsummer. Teams from seven neighbor ing states will compete in volunteer hose, hook and ladder and relay races, water fights, exhibitions of mo tor apparatus and horse races of various kinds. The states represent' od will be Nebraska, Iowa, South Da kota, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming. Tho tourna rncnt will bo tho first of its kind ever held in this part of tho country. Plans for the furtherance of tho Great Western Handicap shoot to bo held in Omaha Juno 13, 14 and 15 woro formulated at a meeting of the Omaha Gun cilub fast wek. Com mittees were appointed to carry out the various accepted plans of tiro meeting. The Omaha Gun club and tho Interstate association have eaQh added ?500 to the prize list, which brings tho figure up to a decidedly robust total. Tltero probably never has been a winter when wolves wero noted in. such great numbers in Ca3s county us lias been tne case this yvr. Far mors in driving along the road during the daytime will seo as many as three or four wolves within a few miles dis tance. In tho last thirty days about twenty wolve3 have been killed by tho organized hunting parties and others have been killed at other times. Members of tho volunteer fire de partment of Holdrcgo have decided to liny a motor truck for fire fighting purposes. The truck will carry 1,000 feet of water hose and a chemical en gine. One-half the amount required to buy this is now in the company's treasury. Tho other half will either como from the city or will be raised by a scries of entertainments. Streeter Day will be one of tho nn liual events in Aurora if the plans of tho Aurora Commercial club arc ear ned out. Plans are now being made "by tho Commercial club and city coun cil for an annual celebration In honor of tho man whose wealth went to tho city in tho establishment of the splen did Streetor park, which has just be come the property of Aurora. William W. Crlderman, confessed stayer of Mrs. Heolar. and Mrs. Lay- port on the Heelan ranch, near Valen tine, was found guilty by a jury in Valentine and the penalty fixed at death in tho electric chair. Crlder man, afte'ir killing the two women with a shotgun, set fire to the house In an effort to cover up the crime. He will be tho first man to die in the chair in Nebraska. A clean toothbrush league has been organized by the boys of the Y. M. C. A. of Fremont. Tho purpose of the club Is to urge the boys to form the the habit of keeping their teeth clpan. Tho village of Morna has accepted an offer of $G,500 from Dr. J. G. Bron Izer for the establishment of a public library. There are no strings of any consequence attached to the offer. At a meeting of tho Beatrice Queen City Park association It was decided not to drop out of tho Nebraska Speed circuit, and it was voted to accept tho dates of June 2G, 27 and 28. While out walking with Mayor Slmpkins at Orleans, W. P. Pierce, president of tho State bank of that place, was killed Instantly by a run away team. Tho horses dashed upon them .suddenly and Mr. Pierce failed to got In tho clear fast enough, and was killed. A petition signed by 125 Seward people has been presented to the council asking that tho discontinu ance or Sunday movies be submitted to a vote of the people at the April election. Tho Itinerary of W. J. Bryan In his primary campaign In this state is be-, ing arranged and tho first speech will bo March 22, according to announce ment of Mayor C. W. Bryan of Lin coln. Mr. Bryan's entire timo until the primary election April 18, will bo giv en over to Nebraska. Lincoln people will have an oppor tunity to see all time records broken in the construction of tho now Ter minal building. The entire ten story building la to bo completed by Au gust 1, more than a month before tho stato fair opens, Tho latest thing In Paris Is tho shrapnol bonnet. It may bo called that because it Is considered perfect ly killing. A Harvard professor says "It's mo" Is an Idiom and therefore all right. Gradually, we're gottlng our English whitewashed. Importation of eggs may have fallen off somewhat, but the consumer canuot always discern this in tho taBte of tboso he buys. Every now and then ono runs across that unusual phenomenon, tho chess playor, and ovon tho checkers player is not extinct. That a serious condition exists Is tho printing trades, with every lndlca tlon of a comploto doarth of papoi stocks, Inks and other materials with in tho next fourteen months, was de clared by C. 13. Corey, ono of Omaha'a leading master printers, recently. He declared paper of all kinds has ad vanced 50 per cent since December 1. 'Dyes used for Inks and chemicals utilized in tho process of making botli printing and writing fluids have Boar ed to record-breaking price altitudes Annallne has Jumped from 40 cents to $20 a pound. Chlorine for blenching preparations has been exhausted bj tho demands of munitions makers. Hollers used on printing presses are from 50 to 75 per cent higher. Mrs. John Selfert, ovor 80 years of age, was found burned to death In a cellar cave, a short distance from tho family residence in Grand Island. Sho had not been seen for a couple of days, and her husband supposed sho was visiting with some of her rela tives. A search was Instituted and f-he was found In tho collar with her clothing burned and body seared. It Is presumed she struck a match and her dress caught fire. In her enfeebled condition sho was unable to help her self or give outcries that could bo heard. Tho Missouri river at Vordel reach ed tho highest mark for high water last week that it hns reached foi years. The bottoms two miles oast of there was over three miles wide. Tho Niobrara, or, as the Indians named It years ago, "tho Running Water," which is one of the Swiftest rivers in tho United States, was blocked up for over a quarter of a mllo with a largo amount of Ice. QUI settlers declare the water was nearly as high as it ever was. Tho City baseball league of Aurora which furnished tho entertainment of Aurora last summer will be organised again this year. It will be under the supervision of a board of managers appointed by the Commercial club. Teams will bo picked from the four sides ,of the public square and a scneuuio of games will bo provided. The 191G Omaha directory, just Is sued by tho Omaha Directory com pnny, estimates tho population of Greater Omaha at 217,575. This estl mate is based upon tho company's theory that each name In the direc tory represcntns two and one-fourth citizens in Omaha. There are about !i(!,700 names In tho directory. "Raise Better Pigs" is tho motto of an ilustrated poster sent to all the country schools of Dodge county by Superintendent J. M. Matzen at Fre mont. These posters are for the pur pose of interesting boys in the pig ralslng project of the Nebraska Boys' and Girls club. Any boy or girl in the county over 10 years old and under 18, may enroll for this contest. During the month of February, four patrons of the city water system at Weeping Water lost through leaks in tho water pipes on their promises, a total of 210,000 gallons of water. So great was the strain of all this leak age thatvthe reserve supply In tho city reservoir was entirely exhausted. Three hundred enthusiastic hunt ers in a wolf roundup just west of Plattsmouth killed an oven half dozen of tho pests, which havo been com mitting depredations in tho farm yards recently. Tho crowd surrounded five miles and came to tho center, driving the wolves before them. Fifty-five carloads of Nebraska and western horses, 1,200 head, wero shipped from Grand Island a few days ago to tho Atlantic seaboard. TIicbo horses are for tho Italian and French armies. This Is ono of the largest shipments ever made from Nebraska. One hundred dollars was the amount cleared at the charity ball given at Columbus for tho benefit of tho Si berian prisoners. This nmount will be sent to the committee In Now York and from there forwarded to Siberia. Seventy-five cars of horses to bo used by tho warring powers of Eu ropo passed through Fremont ono day last week. The animals were billed to Montreal, Canada, whore they will bn loaded Into boats. Sentiment is growing in favor of a municipally owned electric lighting sys-tem for York. It is said tho serv ice is inefficient that 1? being render ed by tho present privately owned concern. Tho Kelley family of Lyons has fall en heir to a fortune of about $150,- 000 to be divided among fifteen heirs. This fortuno was left by their Aunt Mary Barley of Randolph, la., who re cently died at Los Angeles. A petition containing thirty-nine names purporting to be .of voters of tho status required by law for such petitions, has been filed with tho clerk of the village board of, Callaway as-icing liquor license question be sub mitted to tho voters at tho village election of April 4. A straw vote on the preparedness question was taken by ono of Weep ing Waters' business firms and tho re sult of the votes polled at tho storo war, a four-fifths majority In opposi tion to preparedness. The South Omaha mnrket continues to hold second placo among tho mar kets of the country. For the months of January and February South Omaha received 218,414 head more of live stock than Kansas City. This la a larger margin than was shown be tween the markets for tho samo months last year. The season's record for lambs was topped on tho South Omaha stock markot last week when a shipment from Theodore Jacobson of Goodrich, Colo., brought $11.25 per hundredweight. ISSUES m so INVASION MUST BE SANCTIONED, SAYS CARRANZA. EQUAL PRIVILEGE IS ASKED Asserts People Will Uphold Rights at Whatever Cost; Hopes to Avert a Conflict With U. S. Mexico City, Mc-clco. General Car- ranza has Issued a manifesto to tho nation declaring that under no cir cumstances would the Mexican gov eminent grant the right to the United States to violate Mexican territory by sending in an armed force in pursuit of Villa without consent and reel procal privilege being first obtained and admitted. General Carranza says in his man lfosto in part: "I am sure that I interpret In this matter the national statement, and that tho Mexican people will comply in a dignified manner with their duty, be the sacrifices what they mny, to sustain their rights and sovereignty, if unfortunately this drags Into a war a war which the Unit d States can never justify. We will not be re sponsible for tho disastrous conse quenco and upon the heads of tho traitorous Mexicans who, within and without this country, havo labored to produce this result, will fall tho in exorable justice of tho people. "Tho constitutional government has given Instructions to its confidential agent at Washington immediately to make representations that under no circumstances will any motive, bo tho reasons of tho United Stntes govern ment what they may, Justify tho armed Invnsion of Mexican territory without reciprocal rights being grant ed to tho Mexicans, and that not for an Instant will the Invasion of Mexi can territory or an outrago to its dignity bo tolerated. "Because of the assault which Fran cisco Villa and tho bandits who ac companied him made on the town of Columbus, In American territory, burning houses and killing some of tho inhabitants, soldiers ns well as civilians, the International situation In these moments Is very delicate, as the North American press havo excit ed their people against Mexico, and the government or that country has discussed the situation in tho Ameri can conress, members of which havo advised intervention. Villa Divides His Forces. Columbus, N. M. Reports linvo readied hero that Francisco Villa is dlslntegntlng tho force of 1,500 to 2,500 men whom ho used to support or to make the Columbus raid last Thursday, when seventeen Americans wero killed. Villa apparently Is carrying out a plan to mnko pur suit more difficult for Arrlf,-iPnn troops, by breaking up his forco into small bands and hiding among the mountains. Some of his forces are reported to be approaching tho Sonora stato border. Others' are said to be making their way south ward and southeastward toward tho mountains of the San Geronlmo dis trict, from which tho bandit chieftain started March 1, with the announced Intention of invading tho United States. Movements Kept Secret. Washington, D. C -Secrecy regard ing General Funston's plans for mov ing against Villa and his bandits has been rigidly enforced at the war de partment that even high officials of tho government aro In doubt as to tho whereabouts of American troops. The general instructions to General Funston, It Is understood, lay stress upon tho necessity of imnresslnir Max. leans on both sides of the - border with tho fact that tho United States' Is Interested only in defending its own borders and that troop move ments now in progress or contemplat ed have no other object. Instructions are explicit, it is said, to capturo or disperse tho bandits nnd return to United States territory Immedatcly. French Badly Beaten. Berlin. French assaults in massed formation against tho newly won Ger man positions on the left bank of the Mouse, northwest of Verdun, wero re pulsed with heavy losses to tho nt tackers says nn official statement Just issued. Wilson Authorizes Use of Name. Boston, Mass. President Wilson, in a telegram to Secretary of "State Langtry, authorized tho use of his name in the Massachusetts presiden tial primaries of April 25. Convention Ends In Fight. Macon, Ga. A meeting of tho re publican state central commltteo hero broke up In n series of fist fights In which police had to Inlorvene. Lead ers of tho rival factions called two separate conventions to choose dele gates to Ihe natlonnl convention. Another Victim of Mexican Raid. El Paso, Tex. Private Jesse F, Tay lor, of troop F, Thirteenth cavalry, died nt the post honpltul at Fort BIIbb as tho result of n wound received in tho fight with the Vllllsta bandits. In tho presence of a limited numbur or invited L'UI'.HtH till) llllltl'll Kfntna launched at Quincy, Mass. Miss Marlorio Samnson Smith ( fit InfM. n tr rnnflflmtfTlitn. tt Altvit.nl t tho horo or tho battle or Santiago, to tho United Statos govornmcnt April ur cumrnci spocu is Knots, alio lias a displacement or 1,126 tons equipped with tour 21-Inch "W. T.'s" and four 4-lnch rapld-llro guiiB. Tho Gorman raido Moowe after raiding tho enoiny'B coramerco Tor moutliB put Into her homo port wltL hor prisoners and spollB or war. Tho Moowo captured 16 ships, 33 British naval officers, 100 members of crows and 1,000.000 raarkB in gold, Tho kalsor personally conferred upon tho commander tho Order Pour lo Merlte MAJOR GENERAL FUNSTON EC TYPICAL MEXICAN OUTLAWS LAUNCHING OF DESTROYER SAMPSON acted as snonsor. Tho shlnliullillni? rnmnrmv ,,mnn. t ,i.,n- 1. This will bo so von months ahead SUCCESSFULLY RUNS BRITISH tnnwwln.lm.it ilaoirnvni. Sampson was , T. Sampson, tho Sampson tho contract Sho Is to bo or tho tlmo allowed in and will coHt $735 000 BLOCKADE COL H. J. SL0CUM i i-... .-.mi w. iiiu Tluricuiiin cav alry at Columbus, N. M., who sunt aol dlors across tho bordor lu pursuit ot Villa and his bandits. Two Kinds of Eons. Tnore aro only two recognized brandB of eggs eating and throwing.