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THE 8EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEDRA8KA.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS i DATE3 FOR COMING EVENTS. Aug. 21-25 Mo. Valley Photographers' Association Convention tit Lincoln. Aug. 22 to 2G Groat Western Rnco Moot nt Omaha. Sept. 4 to 7. NehraBka State Fair at Lincoln. Sept. 12-1G -Central Nebraska Fair at Grand Island. Sept. 13. Annual Convention Stnto Federation of Labor nt Fremont. Sept. 13 to 15 Old Settlers' reunion at Mitchell. Sept. 17-22 Women's Christian Tern- peranco Union annual convontlon at Omaha. October 2 to 7 National Swine Show at Omaha. Oct. 3 to G State Federation of Wo men's Clubs convention at Hastings. October 1M2 State Meeting Grand Lodgo Dogreo of Honor nt Lincoln. Octobor 17-201. O. 0. F. Stnto Con vontlon at Lincoln. Cash receipts on the Omaha mar ket for tho first seven months of this year aro already 94,703 head in the. lead of tho receipts of tho first seven months of last year. This means 3,158 cars In tho lead. The total re ceipts of cattle thus far havo been 66G.7G4. Tho hog receipts for tho seven months are already 211,370 In tho lead of tho receipts of tho first sovon months of last year. The total hog receipts to dato are 2.0G2.958. Boring for gas or oil which waB started northeast of Union, Cass coun ty, several months ago, has been abandoned. The well is several thou san feet deep and no indications of gas or oil havo been found. The well cost $9,000 and tho Plattsmouth and Union men financing it declined to spend nnV more money. At Nebraska City some years ago a similar ttempt to And oil or gas failed. A damage suit against Sarpy coun ty for tho death of Harold Larson of Lincoln, who was killed when . an automobile with six people In it plunged into tho Missouri rivor near La Platte, will bo started at onco. It 13 alleged Sarpy county failed to pro vldo protection for the road, which ended abruptly at tho river. Four others lost their lives. A new record In high hog prices for August was made nt the South Omnha stock market, when a bunch of light weight finished hogs was sold by J. A. Reeco of York for $10 a hundred pounds. The price also equaled tho top price for the present yar. Nine-year-old Otto Grioss wa3 killed instantly and Charles Bauer, 37 years old, died as a result of an automoblld accident a mllo east of Sutton. Gertrude Gric3S, 7 years old, and John Grless, father of tho child ren, who was driving, may die. When Mrs. Anna Towle, postmis tress at South Bend, opened tho ofllco tho other morning she discovered that $100 had been stolen from a waste paper basket she used In lieu of a safo. The thief had not disturbed the stamps. A petition signed by 750 voters of Beatrice has been filed with the city commissioners asking that tho present ordinanco which prohibits Sunday amusements bo so amended that it will permit Sunday moving picture shows. "y Helen Chimes, champion Nebraska race horse, owned by tho Schinstock brothers of West Point, has entered the big $2,000 Hal McKlnney purse 2.18 pacing event at the Gr?at West ern raco meet at Omaha, August 22 to 26. Fort Crook, near Omaha, has been chosen by the war department as the central recruiting station for the fed eralized militia on tho border, and all "rookies" will be sont to tho fort from Nebraska and the Dakotas for training boforo being sent south. This year's chautauqua at Holdrego has closed with receipts amounting to $2,843, nn amplo sum to tfllow tho Commercial club and chautauqua management to come out without a loss. Over fifty thousand people from all parts of the country attonded the an nual tractor meeting at Fremont last week. Pioneers and old settlers of Burt county will hold their annual re-union nt Tekamnh, August 25. Nebraska hunters, who were eager ly watching for a month's additional shooting of gamo birds in March, may be doomed to disappointment, Feder al Oame Warden It. P. Holland of Kansas Intimated during a visit at Llncon recently. Tho Jofforson county live stock as sociation Is keeping permanent home for Us annual meetings near Falrbury. ' Tho- directors proposo to buy a ton aero tract and plant troes to beautify it. Tho tract will bo secured at this time. Tho safo in tho Bradshaw po3tofflco was blown open a few nights ago by yoggmen who carried nway about $100 worth of stamps and $4 in change. Tho damage to the safo is the largest item in tho losses. Grand Island people aro mourning tho loss of Mrs. Christian Joehnck, the only married woman in tho col ony which was established In 1857, who dlod a fow days ago. Thlrty-flvo Nebraska babies aro al ready entered In tho better babies show at tho stato fair. August 21st la the closing data of entries. For Uio purposo of creating lntorosl ! in ono of tho most practical coursei j offered high school students, tho IIol drego Commercial club is planning an elaborate banquet for members of thr local School Gardeners' club, com prising slxty-ono mombors, who suc cessfully comploto the prescribed course. Sllvor and gold medals will bo awerded. Vegctnblo sulos by sev- en members of tho club tbtal thus fnr $G0.42. John M. Thurston, former United States senator, nnd ono of Nebraska's most widely known citizens, died at his homo in Omnha last weak. Ono of Mr. Thurston's greatest achievements, nnd one which gave him national prominence, wns his famous speech on Cuba in 1898 in tho senate which, It Is said, brought on tho Spanish American war. Senator Thurston, wns G9 years old. It now costs Nebraska farmors 74 cents por bushel to produce 800 bush els of wheat on forty ncrcs of ground, according to figures given out by W. J. Bobbltt, Adams county assessor and practical farmer. He estimates tho actual cost of production from n flftton-bushel ylold In 95 cents per bushel but that a thirty-buBhol yield reduces production costs to 53 cents. Low labor prices nro figured. Secretary Mollor of tho Stato Fair board has engaged the following mu sical organizations to bo present dur ing the fnir: George Green's band of Omaha, Nebraska State band of Lin coln, Alnsworth, Scott's Bluff, Su perior and Verdon City bands. Tho Kilties from Canada nnd the LoBaron Wheatley grand opera singers of Lin coln, also St. Paul oratorio chorus. Joseph Naverkal, a young farmei residing near Clarkson, was killed while attempting to cross a small, bridge with a threshing machine. The structure collapsed and Naverkal was thrown botween the engine nnd sepa rator and pinned there, his llfo being crushed out Tho nccident occurred near Clarkson. At Fremont last week during tho tractor meet, Honry Ford, tho Detroit auto builder, declared that in tho nenr futuro from one to four or flvo tract ors will bo found on every farm. They will bo small tractors, each of which will perform about tho same capacity of work ns could bo expected from a team of two or three horses. Tho Oxrord Stato Bank and tho Burlington round house wcro partial ly demolished by a heavy windstorm which swept Oxford and adjacent ter ritory last week. All wires between Holbrook and Oxford wero blown down and a number of farm buildings wero swept away by tho storm. Tho damage Is estimated at $10,000. RlcharSson county has 104 school districts, ninety-seven frame school buildings and seventeen brick, accord ing to the report of County Superin tendent Weber, Just issued. The county has six parochial schools. Ti e teachers numbered 172, nineteen male and 155 female. Total number of pupils enrolled reached nearly 4,500. Improvements that cost about $f, 000 have Just been completed at tho plant of tho Atlantic Canning com pany at Fremont. Tho 1910 campaign, which starts soon, will give employ ment to 200 people James Boyles, Jnborer, was instant'y killed and an unknown man injured when a dump car nt the Condon Con struction Co.'s dump overturned at Louisville. Boyles was crushed to death. Joe-Steelier of Dodgo throwHarold Chrlstennen, Danish champion wrest ling champion, at Fremont In straight falls. The time was 10 minutes and 20 seconds for tho first and 4 mlnutos for the second fall. The Nebraska Press association, during their .business session nt Scottsbluff Inst week, decided to held tho next annual meeting In Omaha. Tho vote was Omaha 3G, Lincoln 7, York 2. Business men of Albion have agreed to keep their stores closed on Sunday. They aro to do so ln recognition cf tho Christian sentiment now prevail ing In the city. Extenslvo preparations are being made at Hastings for the annunl con vention of the State Federation of Women's Clubs to bo hold In that city early In October. Fire completly destroyed tho Blnko postofllce, located about twenty miles north of Burwell, with nil its mall and other contents. At n special election held last week Ogallala voted sewer bonds In the sum of $5,000, Two men drove up to the Farmers' Stato bank of Florence, a suburb of Omaha, last Saturday noon In an au tomobllo, ono of thorn went Inside, "covored" tho cashier with a rovolvor, took $1,000 and made his escape with his companion. Josse C. McNIsh of Omaha has re signed tho chalrmnnshlp of the repub lican stnto central committee. McNlnh was elected chairman of the state committee at a meeting held after tho state convention at Lincoln July 25. Considerable damngo was done to buildings at rtushvllle and growing crops in tho vicinity by a terrific wind and hall storm which swept through Shorldan county Into last week. David Jones, who taught manual training and music In tho Seward schools for the past, two years, has been elected to tench the snmo sub Ject In the Kansas City high school. Work on tho new German Luthoran church at Pender has commenced Tho now church will cost about $6,000 and Is expected will be ready for ded ication this fall. EXCEEDS HIGH MARK APPROPRIATIONS BY CONGRE83 PASS FORMER RECORDS. PREPAREDNESS IS EXPENSIVE $640,000,000 to Be Used for Defense Unless Unexpected Happens May Adjourn September 1st Washington. With passago Uiln week of the $50,000,000 ship purchaso bill and probable npprovnl by tho uuubu ih mu nciiuic n bit,uuiu ........ bill, tho appropriations of the sixty fourth congress wilt have exe'eeded the previous high record by at least a half a billion dollars. While exact figures 'cannot be com puted until tho gavol has fallen on tho last supply bill of tho session, tho nggrcgato appropriation by congress for all purposes probably will approx imate $1,700,000,000, as ngalnst $1,114, 000,000 for tho sixty-third congress. Besides regular supply bills which tntnl na tlinv now ntnml tl.387.20G.- 580, congrcsB will havo added when j tno Bliipping um is npproveu uiuro than $90,000,000 for Bpeclal purposes. Thoro also havo been contract au thorizations amounting to about $207, 000,000, all of which would bring tho grand aggregate to $1,085,000,000 with tho uncertain general deficiency ap propriation bill still In tho making to be added at tho end of the session. i special appropriations uiciuue u, 000,000 for a government nltrato plant, $G000,OQO for good roads, $16, 000,000 for rural credits and $50,100, 000 for the government shipping proj ect Gonoral supply bills that ontor J Into tho session's total nro as follows: Postoillco, $322,200,577; navy, yet to bo approved, $315,82G,843; army, $267, 597,000; pensions, $158,OGO,000; sundry civil, $128,396,445; rivers and harbors, $42,880,085; legislative, executive nnd Judicial, $37,925,600; army and navy nnd other urgent deficiencies, $31,012,. 075; agriculture, $27,000,000; fortifica tions, $25,748,050; District of Colum bia, yet to bo approved, about $13, 000,000; Indian affairs, $10,907,644; diplomatic and consular, $5,355,096, and military rfcademy, $1,225,043. With President Wilson and a ma jority of tho party leaders urgently supporting the senate's naval build ing and personnel Increases, It Is bo lioved tho house will agree to them aftor advocates of a small nnvy havo made their last fight. Appropriations for preparedness nlono will aggregate approximately $040,000,000 unless unexpected devol onmonts should force a reduction In tho naval program. While the house 1 this week Is bringing defenso legisla tion to a close, tho senate will pass tho ship bill, -workmen's compensation bill and conference reports prepara- j tory for tho rovonuo bill of which a stubborn political assault will bo waged by tho republicans. When the nmended revenue bill gets through conference It Is expected con gress will be ready to adjourn. Lead crs of both parties aro hoping ad journment will come by September 1. Announce Dates for Hearings. Washington. Dates and placos wore announced hero for tho first thirteen hearings to be held by tho farm loan board for compiling Infor mation on which it will divide tho country Into twelve farm loan dis tricts under tho now rural credits law. The Itinerary, so far as worked out, with the dates of hearings, follows: Augusta, Mo., August 21; Concord, N. H., August 22; Hnrtford, Conji., Au gust 23; Springfield, MnsB., August 23; Utlca, N. Y., August 24; Lansing, Mich., August 25; Madison, Wis., Au gust 26; Des Moines, la., August 28; Sioux Falls, S. D., August 30; St. Paul, Minn., August 31; Fargo, N. D., September 1; Helena, Mont., Septem ber 2, nnd Spokane, Wash., Septem ber 4. From Spokane tho board will go to Oregon and California nnd return across tho central part of tho conti nent Later a trip will bo taken through tho south. Tho hearings will bo public and farmers nnd farmers' organizations will be invited to np pear beforo tho board and submit In formation which they think will as sist tho board In solving tho Import ant problem of determining tho boundaries of the districts nnd locat ing tho' federal land banks. Blow Out Kills Three. Wilmington, Del. An explosion which blow, out n cylinder on n ro hydratlng press at tho Dupont Powder Co.'s plant at Carney's Point, N. J., killed threo workers und injured two. To Launch Submerslbles Aug. 31. Long Beach, Cnl. Launching of United States submarines L-G nnd L-7 has been set for August 31 by tho California Shipbuilding Co. Tho ves sels have been under construction noarly two years. It Is not known who will christen Ihe submarines. Huge Mill Destroyed. Santa Fo, N.. M. The- mill of tho Orak Mining and Milling Co. nt Kel ly, N. M., ono of the largest in tho southwest, was destroyed by fire, the Iobb being $175,000, Photograph Just arrived In this country showing uu endless line of Austria u In their latest great drive. The prisoners under escort nro being tnken to tho The lino of captured Austrlnns extends ns fur ns tho eyo can sco. Germnn merchant submarine Duutschliind lust us she aturtcd from Baltimore on her dash to sea. Tho Deutschlnnd Is bound for Bremen with her cargo of rubber, nlckol nnd gold. cruisers that hnvo been waiting for her to leavo American waters. KITE BALLOON AT Kltu balloon belonging to the over tho lines of tho enemy. TRYIN mmmmm Mai These nro the members ot the federal board of mediation nnd conciliation who have undertnken tho nltcmpt to arrango tho differences between tho rail way managers und tho brotherhoods so Micro shall be no strike. Left to right, they aro Martin A. Knupp, W. L. Chambers and U. W. Hanger. AUSTRIANS CAPTURED BY THE m i IK I SAL0NIKI STARTING ullk - s about to sturt on an inspection UIght 41 I RUSSIANS prisoners captured by tho Russians Interior of Russia to n prison camp. Sho will hnvo to ovndo tho hostllo I head of Russian staff General Bululeir, head of the Rus sian general staff, photographed la Franco, whore ho wus sent by tho czar to Inspect nnd rcvlow Russian troops now fighting on tho Ohnmpagno front HOW EfATALTJOMB WAS MADE Newton 1'otter, who, It Is belluvcd, mado tho bomb that killed soveu und Injured 40 spectators of San Francis co's preparedness parado, Is hero Been showing how tho bomb was welded. It All Depends. "Kissing," said tho coy maid, "should bo strictly confidential." "But," observed tho strenuous young man, "think what wo would havo nilssod If the discoverer of kissing had never uiudo It public." '