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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS t DATES FOR COMING EVENTS. April 10 to in Nobraska Clean-up and Point-up Wcok. April 22 Stato Letter Carriers Con vention at Grand Island. April 28-29 Stato T. P. A. Convention nt Alliance April 18 Nobraska Primary Election Day. April 24-25 Savannah to Scattlo High way Convention at Omaha. May 2 Omaha-Llncoln-Dcnvor Good Itoads association convention at Lincoln. May 1G to 18 Stato G. A. R. Encamp ment at Lexington. May 15-18 Stato Dental Society an nual convention at. Lincoln. May 17 Nobraska Bankers' conven tion, Group Ono, at Beatrice May 24-25 Stato Association of Com mercial Clubs' Convention at Omaha. Juno 5 and 6 Pageant of Lincoln, presenting "The Gato City." Juno C-C Spanish War Veterans' Stato Convontlon at North Platte.. Juno 12 to 15 Trans-Mississippi Bali era' Ass'n convontlon at Omaha. Juno 13 to 1G Stato P. E. O. Conven tion at Alliance. Juno 13-14-15 Great Western Handl cap Tournament at Omaha. Juno 19-20-21-22 American Union or Swedish Singers, West. Dlv., con certs and convention at Omaha. Juno 20 to 24 Stato Stockmen's con vention at Alliance. Juno 21 to 23 Fraternal Order of Eagles, state meeting at Lincoln. Although Norfolk got a majority ot tho votes cast In a county seat re moval contest, tho county peat will remain at Madison for another two years at least. Norfolk polled 2,875 votes, Madison 2.5G4, giving Norfolk 53 per cent of tho total of tho 7,459 voles. Sixty per cent was required ly law to make the change. The larg est vote over cast in Madison county prior to this was less than 4,300. Mad lson's campaign was mado upon tho issue that removal would Increase taxes. Norfolk urged lt3 railroad ccn ter and tho fact that It Is tho metrop oils of tho county as a reason for changing. Additional advances In the prices or farm implements have been an nounced by agricultural machinery houses in this territory. Perhaps tho most notablo Increase, becauso of its proportions, is a raise of from 5 to 15 por cent in the price of farm gaso lino tractors. Tractor manufacturers declare that they are being utterly ignored by steel mills, wh6 are entire ly occupied with filling orders for "war munitions. Considering the poor hay crop and soft corn John Peterson of Stanton county did unusually well with a bunch of cattle ho has fed for about five months. Last November he bought fifty-two head averaging at that time 887 pounds and costing $7.00. Last week the same bunch of stock averaging 3,210 pounds sold at $9.10, a gain of 323 pounds In weight and $2.10 In price. Secretary Connors of the Grand Is land Commercial club has received nows that Grand Island is to have a now Union Pacific depot at once. Thli nows was contained In a letter from President Mohler. of tho Union Pad 11c declaring that an appropriation for the same had been authorized and that tho architect waB completing plans and details of them at Omaha. Following a government statement that meat prices arc 12.7 per cent higher than tho last six-year average, and probably higher than ever before. It. ,C. Howe, manager of Armour & Co., packers, said recently while in Omaha that he believes the limit has been reached, and that unless prices go down, the people will Quit buying meat. Tho announcement that Hastings soon will Btart eleven miles of new paving, that four or five now business buildings are to start soon and that contracts already have been left for moro than a score of new modern homes, has attracted scores of labor ers and mechanics from Nebraska and adjoining stntes. Tho annual convontlon of tho Ne braska Fraternal Order of Eagles is scheduled to take place In Lincoln on Juno 21, 22 and 23. Word has been received in Omaha from Savannah, Ga of the great In terest being taken there In the "pro posed Savannah to Seattle transconti nental highway, which It is proposed to outline and map off at a big moot ing to bo held In Omaha April 24 to 25. Gago county's fourth gopher exter mination club has been organized at FUley. Thirty-six fannors residing on the various sections of the town ship were named to have charge of tho extermination work. Twenty-two blocks of the residence portion of Kearney, comprising ono paving district, will bo paved thla spring. This makes approximately forty blocks of paving to bo contract ed for this spring. Tho city of Albion is contemplating tho construction of a $50,000 hotel. A subscription campaign Is now on. An Omaha concern offers to loan half tho necessary funds. Officials of tne Burlington railroad have promised tho city of Scottsbluff a new passenger station to be com pleted sometime during tho next year. The prize-winning hogs In ths Na tional Swine show, to bo hold in Oma ha October 2 to 7 of this yoar, will Immediately jump to a value of from $3,000 to $5,000 apiece, according to odlclals of tho National Swlno Grow ers' association, who wcro In Omaha recently conferring with local men re garding arrangements, it Is estimat ed by odlclals that tho hogs exhibited will average In value around $125 apiece, and that the total aggregated value of swlno shown will bo $300,000. Tho principal breeds to bo exhibited will bo tho Duroc-Jcrsey, Berkshlro, Hampshire, Poland-China, Chester Whltb and a number of tho minor breeds. Tho auction salo of Box Butto coun ty land at Allianco resulted In tho pur chases of eleven hundred acres In small tracts In different parts of tho county. Tho prico paid averaged $30 por acre, no plcco sold being the last the seller had. Tho object of this salo Is rather to dlvido up where possible, soino of tho larger ranches into small farms, as it has been proven In tho last five seasons that money can be mado on a slnglo tract ot 100 acres, of Box Butte county land. Congressman KIr.kaid of O'Neill and Colonel Edwin J. Murfln, Judge advo cate genoral of tho Nobraska national guard, have secured permission of tho War department for tho ubo of tho military reservation at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, for a military Encampment during tho coming summer. They are authorized to Invito tho four adjoining states of Colorado, Wyoming, North and South Dakota. Edley J. Kegloy of Kearney won tho drawing from a field of nlnoty-flvo applicants at tho Allianco land draw ing for tho "Mitchell tract" homestead near Mlnatare, considered tho most valuable homestead offered at tho drawing for Scottsbluff and Cheyenuo county Irrigated lands. Three hundred and twenty-four applicants filed on tho thirty tracts which woro opened. Tho call to the spring plow Is moro pronounced in and about Kearney than the call to arms. Last week a recruit ing station for the Nebraska National guard, with officer In full uniform In charge, was established there, but not a young man has volunteerod to sorvo his Uncle Samuel. Tho Florence city council has pass ed an ordinance providing for tho sub mission to tho voters of Florence, April 18, of a $10,000 bond Issue for tho construction of a municipal dec trie lighting system. Florenco Is a suburb of Omaha. Columbus now has a militia com pany. At a meeting of Spanish-Amer. lean war veterans last week fifty members votod to enlist if war Is de clared against Mexico. Most of thoso present were members of tho First Nobraska. Dr. Nathaniel Butler, University of Chicago, and Prof. M. V. O'Shea, Uni versity of Wisconsin, will speak at tho Central Nebraska Teachers' asso ciation, meeting at Fremont, April 7 and 8. Twelve relatives of Peter Branden burg, aged Lincoln recluse, who dlod in a tiny hut whero ho made his home, for years, have been located by the administrator of the estate. All resldo in Germany. Each portion will bo sent them as soon as the estate can be closed. The twelve heirs aro children of a brother and sister of Brandenburg. Each one will receive about $1,000. Within a few hours' time a commit tee raised $G00, a guarantee fund for tho Buffalo county fair association, in suring against loss when holding tho mid-summer races at Beatrice in July. These races always have been a financial success, tho guarantee against extreme weatlier conditions not having been needed to meet exist ing deficits. Tho long timbers to bo used by the Union Pacific in tho reconstruction of Its $1,000,000 bridge over the Mis souri river at Omaha have arrived. Word has been received that tho east ern mills that are to furnish tho steel for the new superstructure have start ed work on the beams and columns, and that shipment will start within tho next few weeks. Tho poultry breeders of Buffalo county have voted to raise $600 to bo used as a fund for tho erection of a permanent building at tho fair grounds at Beatrice, to be used for their annual display. Officers of the Stato Dental Society announce that the annual meeting of tho organization will bo held at Lin coln JMay 15 to 18. Congress has been asked to appro priate $2,000,000 to build a canal to convort Platto river water for Irriga tion purposes In Gosper, Phelps and Kearney counties. Congressman Shal lenberger Introduced tho measure and favorahlo action Is hoped for. Thlrty-ono business men of Hold rogo have subscribed stock for tho purpose of buying two lots on which un auditorium will be erected. An ef fort Is to be made at once to sell ad ditional stock to raise funds to erect the building. Alliance Is busy nowadays making preparations for tho annual conven tion of the Nebraska Travelers Pro tective association convention which Is to bo in that city April 20 and 21. The Chamber of Commerce of Has tings has designated tho first week In May as trade week for Hastings. An automobile will bo glvon away during the week. Between G00 nnd 800 bakers of Ne braska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota are expected to attend tho Trans-Mississippi Bakers' conven tion at Omaha, Juno 12 to 15. VISITED BY RAIDERS ZEPPELINS BOMBARD BRITAIN WITH DEADLY RESULTS. FIFTY-NINE PERSONS KILLED British Defensive Methods Prove Much Better; One Zeppelin Brought Down, Another Engaged. London. With tho exception or tho big air raid of January 31, when tho casualties "Were sixty-seven persons killed and 117 Injured, the Zeppelin raids of March 31 and April 1 caused greater loss of llfo than any previous aorlal attack this year. Tho total casualties for tho two visits, according to an olllclal report, wero fifty-nine porsons killed nnd lGti wounded. As somo compensation for this sacrlflco of llfo, however, tho British peoplo have satisfaction In practical proof afforded of a great Improvement In tho dcfenslvo methods denltngwlth aorlal raids. For tho first tlmo slnco tho Inception of this method of war faro on the British coast, not only had ono rnldlng Zeppelin been brought down and Us crow taken prisoner, but the official report re counts an exciting aerial fight bo tween a Zeppelin and a British air man, Lieutenant Brandon, who, mount ing to a height of 9,000 feet, flow over tho raider and dropped several' bombs on It with effect. There has been constant agitation in tho newspapors for British airmen to ascend and. attack Zeppelins and tho fact that this now has been suc cessfully done gives promiso of still greator achievements in tho samo di rection. At tho samo time, it will tend to Increase public confldenco that tho authorities aro making pro gress In their efforts to deal with tho Zeppelin danger. Fighting Country Not Citizens. "I -do not think you would find an officer of tho Gorman navy or army who would willingly participate In the killing of women and chllren." Lieutenant Commander Brelthaupt, commander of the Zeppolln L-15, which was hit by shell fire In tho raid April 1st and later sank in the Thames estuary, replied thus to tho Associated Press correspondent when requested to explain tho psychology of German air raids on defenseless cltleB nnd the killing of harmless civilians. "I am very well satisfied with tho treatment here," ho said, "but natur ally feel tho loss of my freedom. As to nlr raids, we have a much moro Important object In view than the kill ing of women and children, namely, the destroying of tho enemy's armed positions, warships and factories. Wo men and children become the victims of our operations, but not because wo will them Intontlonally. It Is war." Told to Lay Down Arms. Torreon, Mex. In his proclamation calling on the Villa bandits to lay down their arms, General Jacinto Tre vlrno, commanding this district, stated that this, by authority of the first chief, would bo tho last call. Tho bandits must lay down their arms within ten days, ho said, to obtalu personal guaranteo of safety. General Trevlno further stated: "If they do not como In we shall have to treat them as common bandits and pursuo them with vigor until they aro annihilated. If thoro aro any real patriots among them, they will help us to close the gaping wounds of our bleeding country by putting thorn solves nt tho disposition of tho do facto government." Negotiations for tho surrender of some of these bands are reported to bo in progress. Engineer Responsible for Catastrophe Cleveland, O. Blame for tho New ' York Central wreck at Amherst a few days ago, in which twenty-eight i wero killed and forty Injured, was placed on Herman Hess, engineer of tho second section of train No. 8G, which crashed Into the first section while running fifty miles an hour through a denso fog, by D. C. Moon, goneral manager of tho company, in an official statement issued hore. War3hlp Destroys Two Forts. London. Forts St. George and San Jak, as well ns tho other coastal de fenses of Smyrna, wore destroyed In a three hours' bombardment by a British warship, says a dispatch to tho Times from Salonlkl. Tho Turks did cot reply to tho fire of tho war ship. Sanjak Is tho chief work com manding tho entrance to Smyrna har bor. Ford Will Fight Taxation. Detroit, Mich. Suit to provent en forcement of tho proclamation of Gov ornor JohnBon of California, prohibit ing the Ford Motor company from doing business in that state becauso of its failure to pay a state franchise tax of $24,00, will bo started soon. Rewarded for Faithfulness. Sioux City, la. Faithfulness of A. J. Kellogg to his employor, John Amsler, vetoran cigar manufacturer, will result In Mr. Kellogg sharing tho $50,000 estate ot his employer. WORST WRECK IN This photograph shows the remains of two Pullman coaches of tho first section of the" Chicago-Pittsburgh Lim ited, and tho engine of tho second section Is seen In tho dobrls. Tho wreck occurrod noar Amherst, O.. and at least 26 persons wore killed nnd 40 injured. GATHERING BODIES FROM WRECK OF NEW YORK CENTRAL TRAINS This photograph, taken shortly after tho collision near Amhorst, 0 shows rescuers gathering up pieces of bod lea of tho victims of tho wreck. ARMY AVIATORS GETTING THEIR MACHINES READY This photograph shows army avntorB preparing their machines for shipment to Mexico. MEDAL OF HONOR FOR 0BREG0N m r "ymm Uenoral Obrogon, tho ono-armud commanUor o. Cunaiua u armies, huvlng n medal of honor pinned on his breast by Senorltn Alasorlo In tho city of Celaya. -fit tho right Is General Carranzn, do facto president pt Mexico. HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK CENTRAL MRS. ALICE L0NGWORTH J This is the latest photograph of Mrs. Allco Longworth, daughtor of Colonel Roosevelt, who has resumed hor prom inent placo In tho socloty of Washing ton slnco tho ro-olectlon of her hus band to congress.