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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. STATE'S RYE CROP REPORT 8HOWS CREA8E OVER HEALTHY IN LA8T YEAR. WHEAT YIELD IS ENORMOUS Items of From General Interest Gathered Reliable Sources Around the State House. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Additional statistics on this year's cropB in Nebraska are given In a bulletin Just issued by tho state board of agriculture. The bulletin, com piled by Secretary Mellor, contains this information: "Nebraska's ryo crop of 1910 was gathered from 148,702 acres and tho nverngo yield for the Btato was 21.4 BREAK8 THE RECORD All Prior Ylelds8urpased In Values, Average and Total. Tho Nebraska 191 C oats crop smash ed all previous records,. In valuo, yield Dor aero and total number of bushels in the history of the Btate, according to the last bulletin issued by W. P. Mellor, secretary ot the No brnska state board of agriculture. Farmers raised 10,000.000 bushels more than in 1915, the yield was four bushels more to tho aero and tho velue was $9,000,000 moro than a year ago. Tho acrcago was sub stantially the same as last year. Tho yield in Nebraska this year was 83,791,558 buBhels. At 35 cents a bushel, this Is worth $29,630,548. Tho average yield per aero in tho stato was 38.C busholfl, compared with 34.7 last year. Student Stricken Blind Dai C. Lantz, of Kearney, coach of '.the Nebraska Aggies, and a mem jbor of the Phi Delta Theta frater nity, was stricken temporarily blind WARSHIPS E U BRITISH AND. GERMAN DESTROY ERS LOST IN RAID ON ENG. LISH CHANNEL. PART OF ONE CREW LOST Berlin Two Says Eleven Guardshlps and Torpedo Boats Were Sunk- London Says Foe Lost Two Vessels During Battle. NEBRASKA WHEAT, 1816 COMPILED BY THE NEBRASKA STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE liushcla Winter Adams ; 2,431,803 Antelope Arthur lUnncr ,, Jilain IJOone lioi Uutte Hoyd Drown Uuffalo Kurt Butler Ciisn Cedar Chase Cherry Cheycnno 131.450 4,110 674.336 23,640 393,429 25,133 71,627 32,638 1,819,241 152,274 1,724,G46 771.766 20,286 6S4.879 97.807 C49.C40 Clay , 2,430,417 Colfax 612,617 Cumins 89,60? Custer 1,481,092- UaKota C0.760 Dawes 38,620 Dawson 1,643,873 Deuel 449,845 Dixon 23,343 Dodge 736,840 Douglas ,. 149,006 Dundy 226,148 Fillmore 1,991,315 Franklin , 1,111,715 Frontier 1.434.086 Furnas 1,398,208 1,872,026 76.933 69,189 863,644 342 120,025 ,ufta ............I Garden Onrfleld , (losper Grant fjrecley Hall 1,371,676 Hamilton 1,879,020 Harlan 1,119,37V Hayes 310,200 UllCDCOCK Holt Hooker .. Howard . Jefferson Johnson . Kearney , Keith ... Keya Paha KlmtM.ll Knex Lancaster Lincoln , Lofftn Louse , .t... Mnrmon McPhereon Merrick Merrill Nance Nemaha. Nuckolls ,, Otoe rawnee Jerklnn Phelps 2,029.7 f.2 j'lorco BI.IDS PlAtte 748,916 Votk 1,205,605 K Willow , 1,603,446 Richardson 713,131 Rock ., 10.787 Salln ... 3,077.780 Harpy 317,339 fWnders 1.262.794 101.915 1,350 1,009,071 1,100,196 34,637 1,786,594 181,843 10,990 250,763 . 69,109 2,172,139 904,733 74.654 12,372 252,625 31,610 600.638 156,360 747.348 607,665 ' 1,168,869 1,617.443 Z9T,6Z5 321,214 Duihels Sprlntr 992 71,391 2,338 133,630 824 37,296 88,596 116,015 32,043 16,775 66,443 4,566 8,693 77,417 73.411 3C.516 609,068 825 19,578 S8.C05 66,667 81,910 S0.627 78,495 190.459 37,306 31,484 6.977 36,271 18,696 12,672 716 15.300 37,296 702 7,380 91 3,028 160 1.900 2.370 25,971 14.074 28,200 150 2,730 1.766 49,218 34,099 119,493 81,189 5,659 48,603 10,639 370 11,867 4,810 781 102.4CO 2,462 348 720 3,016 10,890 80,739 1,684 92.924 2,1 2 240 7,036 fcotts BlUll Kewara Sheridan Merman , tlouz .',..,.,..... Stanton Thayer Thomas ., Thurston Valley ............ Washington wayM ...... WtHitr TVhseUr 52.222 1,851.010 87,797 680,911 4,090 101,532 1,356.846 4.700 30,820 624.747 358,173 24,698 1.077.406 9.71 C Tork J.124.199 Total 66,365.691 bushels per acre, giving" R total or 3,191,063 bushel valued at 90 cents per bushel, a total valuation or 92,871,967. "Is 1911, 211,780 acre were cropped 1b rye, the average yield 18.3 bushels, total yield 3,472,440 bushels, valuod at J2.604.330. "Ninety-nine thousand six hundred and fifty acres ot barley were grown in Nebraska la 1916 as against 93,408 In 1915. The yield this year was 33.5 as against S2JL last Tho total crop amounted to 3,344,222 biuhola worth S2.006.S33 aa against a crop in 1915 of 3.022.011 bushels valued at $1,200,804." 870 . 3,175 6,186 61,008 1,140 111,894 4.631 64.253 26(701 180 1.370 12.676 . K.691 61.313 61,145 3,890 4,716 353 3.407.890 Total Bushels 2,432.71)6 262,841 6,498 08,966 24,364 430,725 113,729 186,642 64,680 1,836,016 218,717 1,729.112 7S0,35J 102,703 768,290 133,323 1.058,608 2,431,242 632,195 158,112 1.546.759 142,700 119,147 1,622,368 650,304 60,649 767,334 155,983 262,922 1,991,316 1.130,411 1,446,658 1,398.923 1,887,326 113,229 69,891 871,024 433 123,063 1,371,836 1,880,920 1,121,741 236.171 1,991.397 130,115 I, 500 1,011,801 1,100.196 634,637 1,798.360 231,061 45.089 370,245 140,298 :,177,(98 953.236 S5.193 12,742 264.492 36,420 C01.419 258.820 749.810 607.903 1.169,569 1,620,459 308,516 401,953 2,031.346 177,083 761,097 1,205,745 1,610,482 713,181 II. 657 2.077.780 S70.M4 1,267.930 113,230 1.852,150 169.691 685.542 68,343 173.233 1,357.026 6.070 43,496 641,438 409,384 .86,843 1,081,218 14 43t 2.124,749 68.773,681 Value at 81.20 2,919,354 315,409 7.79S 970.759 29,237 616,870 136,476 223.S50 66,496 2,203,219 262,460 2.074,934 936,431 124.444 921.948 159.988 1.270,329 2,917,490 758,634 189,734 1,856,111 171.240 142.976 1,946.842 660,365 72,779 920,789 187,180 J 15,506 2,389,578 1.356,493 1.735,990 1.678.7m 2.264.791 135.875 71,869 1,045,229 620 147.671 1,646,203 2,257,104. 1,346.089 403,405 2,389.676 156,138 1,800 1,214,161 1,320,235 641,664 i.168,032 277.273 64,107 444,294 168.358 2,613.238 -.143,883 102,232 15.290 317,390 43,704 721,703 310,584 899.772 729.4S4 1,403,607 1,824,551 370,218 482.344 2,437,615 212.500 901,316 1,446,894 1 932,778 855.817 13.988 2.493,336 444,761 1,521,616 135,876 2,222,650 203,629 192,650 sz.uiz 158,880 1,628.421 7,284 62.195 769.726 491,261 103.013 1,297.655 17,217 2,649,699 182.523,297 WOOING HIM GOSH I )'M GETTING POPULAR. IJerlin, Oct. 30. No less thnn eleven British guardshlps and two or three torpedo-boat destroyers or torpedo bouts were either sunk or destroyed In tho English channel on Thursday night by u squndron or German torpedo boats operating between Folkestone nnd Boulogne. OIHclal announcement to tlils effect wns made here. The of ficlnl statement ndds Unit the German llotllln returned surely to Its base wiUi out suffering any loss. According to the report or Com mander MIchelscn nt least eleven out post steamers and two or three de stroyers or torpedo boats were sunk pnrtially or totally near hostile ports. Some members or the crews who were saved were captured. I at least two destroyers were dam uged. Loudon, Oct. 30. Ten German torpedo-boat destroyers attempted to raid the British cross-chnnnel transport service on Thursduy night, but the at tempt failed, says an official statement Issued by Uio British admiralty. Two of tho German destroyers were sunk nnd the others were driven off. Ber lin declares thnt no less Uinn eleven British guardshlps and three torpedo l bont destroyers were destroyed. One BrlUsh torpedo-boat destroyer, Ute Flirt, Is missing, the British state ment ndds, and another destroyer, Uio Nubian, was disabled by a torpedo nnd ran aground. Nine members of Uie crow of Uie Flirt wero saved. The German destroyers succeeded In sinking one transport, the Queen, that curried no troops. The crew was saved. The British admiralty announcement follows: "During the night the enemy at tempted n raid with ten destroyers on our cross-chnnnel transport serv ice. The attempt failed. "One empty transport, Uie Queen, was sunk. The whole of her crew was saved. "Two of Uio enemy destroyers were sunk and Uie rest were driven off. "II, M. torpedo-bont destroyer Pflrt Lieut. Richard P. Kellott R, N Is missing, nnd it Is said he may be lost, but nlno of the crew have been saved, "H. M. torpedo-boat destroyer Nu bian,. Comtnnndcr Montague Bernard, R. N was disabled by a torpedo and taken in tow, but owing to the bad weather tho tow narted and sho grounded." J TR f. PLANS 10 ON U. S. BAKER CHARGES VILLA PLOT IS ATTEMPT TO TURN ELEC TION SENTIMENT. NO AMERICANS INVOLVED FRENCH CAPTURE FCRT ALSO TAKE VILLAGE OF DOUAU- MONT, SAYS PARIS STATEMENT. PEOPLE FLEE MEXICO LEAVE CHIHUAHUA AFTER WARN ING BY GEN. TREVINO. SAYS HE KILLED GIRL IN 1914 Chicago Youth Admltu Pushing Sweet heart Into Laka Promised to Wed Her. Freight rates elected by the roads to out In place of the Nebraska rates In order No. 10 that wna ordorod out by the Interstate commission on com plaint ot Iowa and Missouri shipping volnts to Nebraska points, went In effect. while caUng his breakfast at a reB taurant. Darkness closed In a flash and he clapped his hands to sight less eyes. His comnanlonn sactirnrf conveyance and took him to tho frat house and an eyo specialist was called who forbfjlo any attcmnt to use the eyes for iouio time. It cost 143,900 more to assess prop erty in 1010 than tho preceding year. according to figures prepared by Sec retary Borneckor of the state board or equalisation. Tho total expense or assessment in 1910 Is given by Mr. uemecker as J2G4.500 while In 1915 216,600 was expended for this pur- pose. The cost or assessments is distrib uted by Mr. Berneckor as roliows: Salary county assessors , 47,000 Salary precinct assessors 177.000 Books, blanks and help...... 40.500 The state railway commission can celled Its ordor reaulrlng. In Uie face of tho existing car shortage, all rail roads to return to the delivering road cars received in switching. Tho action of the commission followed tho filing of a formal notice by Uie Missouri Faclflo company that the order had seen Ignored and an appeal taken to the supreme court As the appeal aetea aa a suspension of the ordor, so far as the Missouri Pacific Is con cerned, the commission took tha ground that It would be an Injustice te other roads to continue tho order. Promotions Among N. N, G. News of several promotions among eotmlwloaod officers ot the Nebraska troop bow ob the border havo been receive at LlacoU. Among them are tat feHowiag: L4i. P. H. Bartholomew or Bluo Mill KflMoted te rank ot captain in tfce mtHlkal cor; in service with the NekrMka Kid hospital. Lieut H. M. Aaderaoa at -Norfolk, aiaU captain aa rsiNUl a4MtMt Q the lUff of Cel. 3. A. ItWlr, JNmHh twftisMoL Chicago, Oct SO, That "murder will out" was given forcible Illustration here. On the night of July 4, 1014, Miss Frances Bloom, soventeen years old, a telephone operator, was drowned In tho luko off DIversey bench break water. On Friday in Mnrfa, Tex a little barracks town, her sweetheart, Gcorgo Arndt nt tho time of her deaUi, n youth ot nineteen, confessed he pushed her off the breakwater, accord ing to word received by Uio Chicago police. Arndt Is in the custody of the fed eralized Texas rallltla, stationed at Fort Texas, which is at Marfn. The message received by the Chlcn go pollco was signed by Capt Claude A. Adams, cnptnln First Texas In fnntry, Murfa. Arndt and the girl had been sweet hearts. Arndt admitted she repeated ly pleaded with him to marry her and ho had put her off each time. Arndt, after his arrest, wits charged with her death by the police, but lgtcr was exonerated ny n coroner s jury. Attack on Front of Four and One- Third Miles Pierce Foe's Lines Depth Two Miles. Paris, Oct 20. In a powerful series or attacks on Uie Verdun front Uie French have captured the village nnd fort of Daunumont, advancing beyond the Thlnumont work and fnrm, and occupied ulso the Haudromont qunr- rics north of Verdun, according to the bulletin issued on Tuesday by tho war office. The prlsonera captured nnd counted thus far number 8,400, includ ing 100 officers. The text reads: "On tho Verdun front after Intense artillery preparation, an attack on tho right bank of the Meusc was launched at 11:40 a. m. The enemy line at tacked on n front of seven kilometers (four and one-third miles) was broken Ulrough everywhere to a depth which, at the center, attained a distance of three kilometers (nearly two miles). "The village and fort of Douaumont are In our hands. To the left our troops, advancing beyond the Thlnumont work and farm, rushed to Haudromont quarries nnd established themselves along the road from Bras to Douaumont "On the right of the fort our line runs to Uie north of Ln Calliettc wood along the western outskirts of Uie vil lage of Vaux and the eastern border of Fumin wood, and continues to nortli of Chenois wood nnd the Damloup bat tery. "Prisoners are pouring in. So far 8,000, including nbout 100 officers, have been counted. The quantity of ma tcrlal captured cannot yet be esU- mated. Our losses wero smnll." Gen. Bell Says Many Refugee Have Arrived at El Paso Bandlta on Way to City. WORLD IS SHORT OF WHEAT December Soars to $1.86, Highest Since the Hutchinson Corner In 1883. Chicago, Sept 27. The world-wide shortage of wheat has forced prices on tho local board of trade above Uio mark set in the Leiter corner of 180S nnd close to the high mark ln the his tory of tho cereal since Civil war days. December wheat Boared to $1.80 und May to SL85 on Wednesday. When Jo seph Leiter was cornering Uie gruin ho forced Uio price of wheat up to $1.85, which was the highest mark reached slnco 1807 except for a corner en gineered by B. P. Hutchinson ("Old Hutch") In 1888, when tho record breaking figure of $2 a bushel was , touched. , San Antonio, Tex., Oct 27. Gen. Ja cinto Trevlno, commandant of the Chi huahua garrison, lias issued warning to residents to leave Uie city, accord ing to a report that reached ariny headquarters from Gen. George Bell at El Paso. General Bell said Mrs. Trevlno wns among Uie many refugees who have arrived at El Paso from Chihuahua. Washington. Oct 27. Following re ceipt of n San Antonio bulleUn say Ing that apparently authentic reports there were to Uie effect that Chihua hua City was taken by Villa, General Gonzales nt Juarez announced the re ceipt of a message from Gen. Jacinto Trevlno nt Chihuahua City staUng that all was quiet there. General Bell's report on Uie sltutt' Uon at Clilhuahua follows: Following telegram was received from Chihuahua last evening: "'Arrival nbout 2,000 men from Uie south have made local conditions more secure for Uie present Addi tional forces are expected from Uie south.' This morning persons who arrived from Chihuahua state General Tre vlno had a train made up to take to Juarez the fa-Mllles of all government officials, including his own family, which arrived Tuesday night The train left Chihuahua at 0 a. m. and wns escorted by two military trains, one preceding nnd one following, as it was feared the Villlstas vould at tack tho train while en route. "Before departure of Uio regular passenger train. General Trevlno con fidentially advised certain parties to get their families out of Chihuahua at once as while he hnd plenty of men, he was short of ammunition and thought he would have to evacuate Chihuahua panic-stricken. Passen gers say that General Haycotte had arrived with four trains of troops and that It was reported that Uiere were 14 more trains on Uie way to Chlhun hua which are due to arrive," Information Reaches War Department That Villlstas Will Attack Americans. Between Now and November 7 Funston and Pershing Warned. Washington, Oct 28. Secretary Baker issued a formal statement on Thursday saying tiint definite informa tion hnd been received by the war de partment thnt a bandit attack upon American troops in Mexico or on an American border town hnd been ar ranged to take place between now and election day to create sentiment against the administration's Mexican policy. It added thnt Generals Fun ston nnd Pershing were forewarned nnd ln readiness for such an attack. The statement follows: "The war department lias received definite information, confirmed from other sources, thnt enemies of the ad ministration's policy toward Mexico, ln co-operation with Villa or other bandits in Mexico, havo arranged n spectacular attack to be made cither upon some part . of Uie American forces or upon some American com munity on the border between now and the dnte of Uie election for tho purpose of turning tho tide of senti ment against the policy which the nd ministrnUon has adopted for the pro tection of tho border. It is significant in this connection that both the state and war depart ments were advised that the bandit forces operating at the present time in Mexico are being paid in silver coin. Full particulars havo been trans mitted to General Funston nnd Gen eral Pershing. All American forces are therefore forewarned nnd ln readi ness for such an nttnek." BLOW UP DANUBE BRIDGE $8,000,000 Structure Dynamited to Halt Teutons Check Drive on Capital. Paris, Oct- 28. Field Mnrshal von Hlndenburg's gigantic plan to crush Roumnnln has received a check. Bu charest announced on Thursday that Roumanian troops have Rtopped Von Falkcnhayn's advance and driven him across the Transylvanlan border. In tho Dobrudja, Petrograd reports, tho advance of Von Mnckensen's forces to ward the north has been slowed up. The bridge across Uie Danube at Czer- navoda has been blown up by the Roumanians. The bridge is the largest in all Eu rope. It was completed ln 1890 af a cost of $8,000,000. Its total length across both branches of the Danube nnd Uie swampy nnd frequently im passable terrain, is 12 miles. CAUSES OF HIGH LIVING COST Restricted Production and Consump tion Greatly Increased In War ring Countries. Washington, Oct 20. Twenty mil lion men fighting ln Europe, producing nothing, while consuming enough food for 30,000,000 men nnd enough clothing for 80,000,000, are behind Uie high cost of living in tills country not Wall street Secretary of Commerce Red- field said on Tuesday. "It is further true," he said, "Uiat factories ln all Uie belligerent coun tries thnt ordinarily produce goods for general use are busy oq war munitions. The same Is true in n smaller de gree in our own country. The result is thnt nt the time of Uie greatest con sumption the production is greatly re duced." CANADIAN RAIL STRIKE IS OFF 20 DIE IN HOSPITAL FIRE BLAZING LINER REACHES PORT Total t2G4,50Q Four thousand dollars, which tho state of Nebraska had on donoslt in Uio Farmers' Stato bank or Do catur when It failed last spring, has now been paid over to Stato Treas uror Hall by the rec .r of tho bank. and with it I67.CS as accrued Inter est on the deposit. Of this amount $11 is credited as Interest since tha states claim was filed with Uie celver. The stato deposits over 000,000 of its cash belonging to various funds ln banks. On money so deposited It receives 3 cent Interest, remitted quarterly. HAS GOLD TO MEET DEMAND roll,-the the per French Steamer Chicago Arrives at Azores Islands 265 Passengers on Board. London, Oct 80. Tho French lino steamer Chicago arrived nt Fayal, Azores Islands, on Friday, according to Lloyd's. Tho liner, with n flro in No, 3 hold, made n gallant race to port to save the 205 passengers nnd 200 men ln tho crew. No details havo been re ceived. Tho utmost Is being done to extinguish tho flames. The French lino stenmshlp Chicago lert Bordeaux October 22 for New York wiUi 205 passengers on board. Laborers Claim Misrepresentation. Stato Labor Commissioner F. M. Coffey has received a complaint from oleven workmen who were sent to North Platte to work on street pav ing. The employment agency ln Oma ha who obtained the work for them said they would receive $3 a day for nine hours' work, The mm say tiiey are compelled to work ten hours for 13. The employment agent when aakftft by Labor Commissioner Cottoy about tho eeatract uSd he has la kit poeswHttea a letter frc the coa tratto? KoraUla $3 fr a hie hours, A. C Miller of Reserve Board Tells Bankers country is Krepared ror Difficulties After War. Indlannpolls, Oct 20. The man agement of the gold supply of the country to meet the foreign drain which Is expected after Uie close of the war was discussed by A. C Miller of Washington, n member ot the federal reserve board, before the Indinnn State Bankers' association on Tuesday. He expressed tho opinion that Uie United States will be able to meet all demands which will bo made. Announcement Made at Winnipeg After Road Officials and Em ployees Confer. Winnipeg, Man., Oct 27. The threatened strike of conductors and trainmen of the Canadian Pacific rail way, ordered for Wednesday night was called off. It was officially announced here on Wednesday after n conference between representatives of tho em ployees and officials ot the road. $300,000,000 TO BRITAIN Morgan & Company Make Announce ment at New York Will Bear In terest at 5yz Per Cent New York. Oct 27. Official an nouncement was made on Wednesday by J. P. Morgan & Co. thnt a new British loan by American bankers, ag gregating $300,000,000 had been nr ranged. It will benr interest at 0 per cent. Children Perish When Blaze Sweeps Quebec Structure Inmates Asleep at Time. Fnrnham, Que., Oct. 28. Twenty persons are known to be dead and 15 others are missing as Uie result of a fire which destroyed St. ElizabeUt hos pital and laundry on Wednesday night Scores of children were injured by Jumping through windows. Three hun dred nnd fifty inmates were as! e'en in the building when Uie fire broke out. nnd many of these are unaccounted for. The fire is believed to huve start ed from a defective chimney. The property loss Is estimated at $250,000, with Insurance of about $30,-000. Leyland Liner Is Armed. Boston, Oct. SO, Tho Leyland lino steamship Anglian arrived hero from London, armed for the first time since It began trips to this port A four- Inch gun which fires a 05-pound shell was mounted aft Two More Ships Lost Washington, Oct 30. Sinking of tho British steamer HuntKfall by n subma- I rluo and tho burning ot Uie Norwegian steamer Severn are added to the list of maritime disasters in the war zone by Lloyd's reports forwarded here. British Minesweeper Sunk. London, Oct 28. Tho British mine sweeper Genisoa una been torpedoed and sunk, It was announced nero on Thursday afternoon. All officers and 73 men lost their lives, were saved. Only 12 men Portuguese Win Fight usoon, uci. au. uenerni uiu, com manding tho Portuguese troops In East Africa, reports that his colurau en countered tho opposing troops at Na kntala and thnt after a prolonged com bat they retreated precipitately. British Steamer Sunk. London, Oct 30. The British steam ship Rowanmpra of 10,320 tons, has been sunk, Lloyds announced. She I carried a crew of over 50 men and I sailed from Baltimore October 14 with I a general cargo. U. 8. Professor la Honored. Madison, Wis, Oct 28. E. M. Lebard, formerly professor at tho Uni versity of Wisconsin, has been deco rated with Uio French war cross for bravery. He was in charge of artil lery on the Somme (roat Flyers Raid Turk Railroad. Lpddon, Oct 27. Attacks on tho Constantinople-Snlonlki' railroad by British naval aeroplunes have Inflict ed considerable damage, the admiralty announced. U. S. Will Kill Seals Again. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 30. The seal' herds on the Prlbllof Islands In Ber ing sea have Increased so rapidly Blnce killing of seals was prohibited that the government will begin killing seals regularly next year. Depart 5,000 Belgians Amsterdam, Oct 30. Another 5,000 Belgians were sent from Ghent to Ger many Monday, according to tho Tele groat. About 10,000 more at other points have received orders to prepare for their departure.