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THE 3EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
CONDENSED NEWS OF INTEREST TO ALL. DATES FOR COMING EVENTS. Novombor 25-Stnto Fedoratlon of Musical Clubs conforenco at Lincoln. Nor. 27 to Dec. 2 Annual Poultry Show at Omaha. Dec. 4 to 9 Annual Poultry and Pot Lire Stock Show at Beatrice. Dec. 6-7-8 State Irrigation associa tion annual convention at Bridge port. Dec. 12 to 14. State Convention of County CommlsMonors and Clerks at Alliance. Doc. 12-14 Nebraska Farmers Con gress at Omaha. December 2Q-21 National Farmers' Equity Convention at Omaha. January 1 to G State Poultry Show at Kearney. January 15-20 Stato Improved Llvo Stock association meeting at Lin coln. January 1C-17-18 Annual convention of Nebraska Volunteer Firemen at Auburn. January 16-19 Winter Applo, Floral and Potato Show at Lincoln. The Fremont Brewing Co. will not attempt the manufacture of a substi tute for beer as a means of continuing tho operation of lta plant, employing close to 1,000 pcoplo In Fremont, ac cording to L. P. Larson, head of the concern, who was In Denver recently for tho purpose of lnvcstlgotlng a near-boor proposition. Tho plant Is valuod at $200,000. It Is said that the four or flvo wholesale whisky and beer agencies In Fremont have deter mined upon a course similar to that of tho browory, to observe the new law by going out of business. More cattle have been received at tho South Omaha stock market so far this year than were received during tho entire year of 1910. Up to Novem ber 15 tho number of head registered totaled 1.22G.899, while during the whole of 1910 tho receipts were but 1,223,533. All indications point to a record this year unequalled In tho his tory of tho markot. ' Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Evans, aged flvo and sevon, were burned to death when fire completely destroyed tho family homo near Lyons. Tho mothor had gone' to a neighbor's, leaving tho children nlono and when she returned tho houso was burned to tho ground. Plans are under way for the erection of a 700-barrel daily capacity flpur mill at Hasting?, to cost around $100,000. Hastings is soon to havo another modern hospitals according, to an announcement of several leading physicians. Omaha saloonkcpers who wish to op erate their places from January 1 to May 1, 1917, will bo compelled to fork over $1,000 'for tho privilege. This is the opinion of legal experts who havo taken pains to look up tho law on the mtbjcct Tho body of ono more of the un known pioneers who went to a name less death along tho Oregon trail, has been found near Cottonwood Springs, almost on tho site of old Fort Mc rhorson, and has been given burial In Maxwell cemetery. , Burlington railroad officials have ordered removed a blockade of two boxcars placed In such a way as to provont the Union Pacific from dou ble-tracklng across tho former's right of-way In Hastings. Tho blockade was placed In August, 1912. Now ten cent coins havo appeared In a number of Nebraska towns. The now dimes are of a pretty design and ,flomo are being held as souvenirs by coin collectors, who say tho present style coin will not bo minted after n certain date, Whilo Captain P. It. Halllgan of company E, Nebraska National Guard, was on duty on the Mexican border his mother, Mrs. J. J. Halllgan, or North Platte,, conducted a vigorous campaign In his behalf and secured his election to tho position of county attorney of Lincoln county. For tho first time In a good many years tho democrats were successful In electing a county Judgo in Lancas ter county. Tho victorious candidate was Ralph Wilson, ho having defeated Judgo W. T. Stevens, by a majority of BOO. i An eighty-acre farm In Otoe county was sold a few days ago for $225 an acre, or $18,009 for tho tract. The farm waa owned by Mr. McAllister and is located near Avoca. Six years ago the samo tract sold for $125 an acre. "The Pathfinder" Is the name so lectcd for Fremont's now $250,000 ho tel. The name was chosen in honor of General C.NFremont, the pathfinder for whom tho town was named. Tho cornerstone of tho new $20,000 Methodist church at Tekamah was Jald a fow days ago, with many prom inent Nebraska Masons in attendance. A record price was made at South Omaha for carload lots of cattle. U. IB. -Slaughter of Shelby, Iu markoted two loads of young cattle that sold for $11.10 per hundredweight. This Is the highest price over paid on that market for this largo a shlpmonL Omaha's freo dental dispensary for children will bo oponed about Decem ber the first In tho neighborhood of oighty Omaha dentists will give their services to the new institution. Fire of an unknown cause destroy ed tho eloctrlc light plant at Odoll. Tho plant waa valued at $4,000. Over half a million dollars has ol- ready noon expended by tho Cudahy people and Walter T. Pago, of tho American Smelting and Roflnlng Co., of Omaha, on a big potash plant near tho siding towns of Antloch and Hoff land, on tho Burlington near Alliance. Thero aro moro than a doxen lakes closo to these small towns and in tho bods of theso lakes Is potash In largo quantities and potash is almost as valuablo as gold theso days. Tho backers of Nebraska's now Industry have millt a big Bteam-evaporatlns plant at Antloch and tho waters from tho beds of theso lakos, now owned by tho people mentioned, aro carried In underground pipes to this plant There aro also nearly sovon acres of air-evaporating pans noar these lakes. Over 1,000 mon aro already given em ployment In tho potash works nt An tloch and Hoffland, and the Industry, now but six months old, is still grow lug. Tho so-called "cornstalk" disease is bolioved to bo tho cause of tho loss of a quite a number of Nebraska cattle. Goorgo Buaudett, a farmer ndar Rosa He, reports tho loss of eleven head; sovoral farmers around Lindsay report losses among their herds, and John Jonos, a Custer county farmer, states ten of his young cattle died a few days ago. All of theso losses aro bolioved to be duo to disease contracted by tho animals whilo wandorlng In corn fields. In splto of tho fact that Hastings schools will bo deprived of $15,000 as tho result of prohibition next Mny, tho school board has decided thlrty-flvo mills, made tho past two years, would bo sufllclent to meet all bills. Tho fact was made known that an additional one-sixth mill levy would equal tho $15,000 saloon license, and that it would increase but ono dollar the tax on property valued at $5,000. Flro almost completely destroyed tho Mllford high school building. Part of tho movable furnlturo and somo books were saved. Tho Interior of tho structuro and school furnlturo wcro destroyed. The original building was erected at a cost of $3,000, thirty yearB ago. This was remodeled and a new building erected in 1908 at a cost of $16,000. Tho insuranco amounted to $12,000. A petition is being circulated throughout Box Butte county to obtain funds to cover tho expense of tho maintenance of tho county agricultural agent. Heretofore tho expense has been borne by private subscriptions. Tho agent has proven a success In tho county and no apprehension Is being felt regarding tho raising of tho nec essary funds to sustain it. Representatives of tho three leading church organizations of Mitclfoll held a meeting recently for the purpoao of bringing about a church federation. If the plnn proves successful it will mean much to tho church people of tho town. Lincoln citizens aro agitating tho question of consolidating tho seven suburban towns adjoining tho city and making it ono municipality. If tho proposition should bo put through Lincoln would have a population of 75,000. Plans for Chadron's new federal building have been recelvou" by Post master Brewster. Tho appropriation EOt aaldo for tho structure amounts to $110,000. The plans call for ono of tho finest buildings of Its kind in Ne braska. Tho first throe hours' work in 'tho campaign for funds launched by tho Omaha Young Women's Christian as sociation brought $1,2C4. Twenty, thousand dollars Is tho goal, and ton days tho time set. .Citizens of Sidney faced ono of the worst coal shortages the town has ex perienced In years during tho recent cold Bpell. Scarcely a lamlly In tho city had sufficient fuel for their needs and 'much suffering was endured. A now schemo to lift a church debt has been successfully executed by members of tho Christian church of Aurora. They recontly celebrated tho first payment of $1,000 on tho church debt, It having been secured through tho formation of a "Ono Hundred i Club," which consists of 100 people who each pay $1 a month on tho debt. As tho result of Nebraska adopting1 state-wide prohibition, tho Omaha school board will face a dpflclt of near ly $500,000 January 1. Tho state leg islature may bo asked to meet tho sit uatlon. Judge A. L. Sutton, of Omaha, de feated republican candldnto for gov ernor, has formally congratulated his successful opponent, Keith Neville, of North Platto, and has issued a state ment in which he blames his dofeat upon tho Wilson landslide In Ne braska and unfair treatment of htm by opponents. Dodgo cpunty's new court house will bo built upon tho samo site at Fremont occupied by tho ono destroy ed by flro last November. Tho new building will cost $150,000, plans of which havo already been adopted. According to many old stockmen it requires some nervo to pay $10,10 a hundred for lambs for the feed lotB. This is Just tho price W. K. Cox of Homor paid for a largo bunch of feed er lambs at South Omaha, a few days ago. He says he has not the slightest doubt but that tho bunch will mako him somo monnv. Central City's now $30,000 auditor ium, built by W. C. Sheldon, was for mally opened last woek Tho building will bo known as tho Martha Ellon auditorium. It Is 58 by 84 feet In size, and has a seating capacity of 800. AMERICAN IS SLAIN YANKEE SUBJECT MURDERED WHEN VILLA TAKES JIMINEZ 4 OTHERS SEEN UNDER GUARD Refugees Reaching the Border Report Wholesale Butchering of Foreign era by Villa BandlU. El Paso, Tex. An unidentified Am erican was killed when a Villa band took Jlmlncz and four Americans wore seen under guard of bandits at Pnrral during Villa's occupation of that town, according to reports bo lioved by federal agents to bo authen tic, brought to tho bordor by refugees. Refugees further stnto Uint tho dis trict between Pnrral and Jlmlncz has been ridden by by Villa's followers of moro than 200 Chinese Tho American killed at Jtmlnoz was described as about CO years old, and known to bo from Torreon on his wny to Chihuahua City. Ho was mur dered, "said the refugees, In tho Jlml ncz hotel, and his body lay for some tlmo in front of tho building, when, after being robbed of clothing and valuables, it was placed on a bonflro. Tho snmo refugees who claim to have been witnesses of tho outrages also say that two Moxlcan woman who havo married Chlneso and their flvo half-cnsto children woro found and thrown allvo Into the Are and cre mated In sight of tho crowd. Tho bodies of sovon murdered Chlneso, ac cording to the samo authority, woro seen In tho streets of tho town. Another report brought to tho bord er was to the effect that tho bodies of thlrty-flvo gypsies of both sexes wero sopn on tho roadside near Parral, murdered and robbed .by Villa bandits. Tho gypsies wcro bolioved to bo of Syrian origin. All foreigners that Villa has caught, except Japanese and Germans, havo been put to death, tho reports agree, and oven tho Germans aro said to have suffered, at least In tho Instance of Theodore Hoemullor of Parral. Va rious reports of Hoomuller's death havo been received hero during tho past week. Tho Chlneso are called tho heaviest sufferers. Tho fact that none aro to bo seen In tho district In which they formerly did a largo mer cantile business Is taken by tho re fugees as proof that all, numbering over 200, met tho fato of the Chlneso caught at Parral and Jimenez. Four Killed In Auto Race. Santo Monica, Cal. Four persons wero killed and three Injured in tho annual Grand Prix motor classic over tho Santa Monica course, when a Mar mon racer, driven by Lewis Jackson, crashed Into tho crowd that lined tho track. Jackson, mangled and crushed al most beyond human semblance, was Instantly killed, and tho lives of throo other persons, ono camera man nnd two spectators, ono n woman, wero crushed out beforo tho car's mad courso was stopped. Jackson, accord ing to race officials, was going at an estimated speed of 100 miles an hour at tho tlmo his car became unmanage able. French Troops Take Monastlr. Paris. French troops havo cap tured from tho German nnd Bul garian forces tho chief southern Ser bian town of Monastlr, according to an official announcement by tho French war department Tho fall of Monastlr involves tho early fall of Ochrlda, twenty-flvo miles northwest, and tho region of tho Macedonian lakes, and -assures an effoctivo Junc tion of tho army nt Salonlkl and tho Italian troops operating In Albania. Reports from Salonlkl say that a 'tem porary capital of Serbia will bo Im mediately established at Monastlr. Price of Sandwiches Doubled. Chicago. Tho price of all 5-cont .l1, V... I .1 i , f niiuUTTiHUD J1UB UUUIl Hl V Hit U UU lO 1J cents In a string of popular-priced res. tnurants here, and a candy manufac turer who operates confectionery stores In many cities announced Ice cream sodas henceforth would bo 15 cents Instead of 10, Increaso in tho price of sugar and eggs was tho rea son given for tho latter. Month's Auto Record In Iowa. Ames, la. Tho bulletin of tho state highway commission for October shows that ojghteen persons were killed and 048 injured in automobile accidents In Iowa In September. Four persons woro killed at railroad cross ings. Soldier Killed In Dispute. El Paso, Tex. Private William Carr of company II, Eighteenth Pennsylva nia lnfnntry, was shot and killed in a dispute with Private R. J, Sanderson of Battery A, Fiftieth United States field artillery, who was arrested on tho charge of murder. Minister Accepts London Pastorate. London. Tho Rev. Dr, Josoph Font Nowton of Cedar Rapids, la., has ac cepted tho pastorate of tho City tem ple, but will not arrive hore before noxt spring. BATTLESHIP Willi u llotlllu of tugboats lending the wuy, the supordiendtutUKlit Arizona poked her nose through tho wntcrs of Now York bay n few days ago on her first trip to son in n regular member of Uncle Sam's fighting forces. Sho wits recently commissioned nt the Brooklyn navy ynrd, and has n full complement of men. Tho plcturo shows tho monster battleship ns It was passing under tho Brooklyn bridge, with tho skyline of Manhattan forming a sub stantial background. It wns taken from n pillar on tho Brooklyn end of tho bridge. WASH DAY German troops on the western frout ure hero seen washing their clothes a barrel that hnd been n dog kennel. IS HE FROM YOUR TOWN? This little brown-halrud, blue-eyed boy of three years wus found at Do lancoy nnd Clinton streets, New York city, October HO, nnd wus taken to tho Children's society rooms. Tho child woro u gray overcout, wine-colored suit of some conrse material that had been a woman's dress, a bluo blouse, black button shoes nnd white stock ings. From murks on IiIh clothing the police ascertained that ho had been In several middle Western cities. As ho cunnot talk, tho police can learn noth ing more. Thero Is u tiny mole under his left cur ut tho unglo of thu Juw, and n scar like that of u boll back of his right enr on his neck. Does ho belong In your town? Had a Familiar Sound. "I wish to Inform you," said her lawyer, "thnt your wife has filed u hill for divorce." "Oh, of course," responded tho busy bnnkcr, "It's nothing but bills, bills, bills. How much Is this ono?" Both Fore and Aft Miss Gush Oh, captain, wero you ever hoarded by n plrato? Cuptnin Storms Yes; he charged me $11 n day for it hall bedroom on tho fourth floor, Indianapolis Journal. ARIZONA STEAMING AMONG TH E GERMAN PAYING AN ELECTION, VSBfiflHlflflBBBBBBB pBHDRu!vH8r flkBBBBBBBBTssfiw A woman riding on an elephant down Fifth avenue, New York, nftcr elec tion so dislocated tralllo at Forty-second street that a policeman shooed her into a sldo street Tho elephant wns decorated with tho legend, "I Lost" The young woman was Miss Kittle Schmidt. WINTER HOME MADE OF PETROL BOXES British transport men making n home for tho winter out of tho boxes; which carry tho petrol tins to tho Sommo front in France. OUT TO SEA TROOPS One of them Iiuh mado his homo In ' BET IN NEW YORK