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THE SEMI WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
MINOR NOTES FROM ALL PARTS0F NEBRASKA DATES FOR COMING EVENTS. Juno 25 to 27 Intcrnntlonul Ass'ti. of Hallway Special Agents nml Po lice Meotlng t Omiilm. June 20-20SemI-Centonnlnl Celubrn- . Hon nt North IMntte. July 2a to 28 State Tennis Tourna ment nt Superior. August 0 to IS Ftirm Tractor Dem onstration at Fremont. September 3 to 7 Nebraska State Fair at Lincoln. ScottsblulT county lias a larger beet acreage than usual, It amounting to 52,000 acres. A. N. Mathers, presi dent of the Goring National bunk and chairman. of the executive council of the Nebraska Hankers' association, es timated that from tills should be pro duced closo to 12,000,000 pounds of sugnr. A resolution protesting ngalnst the proposed stamp tax on checks, under consideration by congress, was pnssed and forwarded to Washington by the Nebraska Bankers' association at n meeting at Omaha. The Omabn Ornln Exchange passed ,n rcsolntlon urging early ennctment by congress of proposed legislation for the Increase of wheat production as recommended by President Wilson. J. A. Epard, a farmer of the Beat rice vicinity, marketed four wagon loads of wheat rcently for which he received .$2.80 a bushel, or a total of $721. One thousand stockcrs, cows, year lings, heifers nnd steers were sold nt Morrill In less than four . hours, the price ranging from $50 to $08 a head. The sale nmounted to over $57,000. Walter II. Smith of University Place Is the first accepted recruit for the new Sixth regiment. Ills application was taken by Captain Crawford at Lincoln. Bids for paving eleven business blocks nt Fullerton are being closed. One new business block has just been completed. Two up-to-dnte garages are being erected. The Llncoln-Crcte-Dorchester high way, n tributary to the O. L. D. road, has been established, and conspicuous signs mark the course of the thor oughfare. Springfield voters passed o.n n $30,000 school bond proposition nt a special election. The proposition car ried by a good majority. The Nebraska Bankers' . Associa tion will hold Its nnnunl convention In Omnba next fall, the date not hav ing yet been decided. The Glenwood School board" hns voted $4,000 for erection of a modern rural school and community center building. Plans are complete for building the new St. Francis de Chnntnl church at Randolph. The edifice will cost $00,000. The nnnunl meeting of the Elkhorn Valley Editorial association hns been postponed to the early part of Au gust. An open-air market has been estab lished at Norfolk for members of the gardening club to dispose of their wares. Avoca claims a record for patriot ism. Every man In the town of mil itary age had enlisted In some branch of the service prior to June 5. A mnximum price of $1.63 n bushel for corn on the Omaha future mnrket was set by the clearing house associa tion of the Grain Excbnnge. Adolph Stutte. the Duroc Jersey breeder, residing near Avoca, sold one hog on the scnles at market price Inst week which brought $88. B. E. Bryant, proprietor of the Boynl hotel In Omnba, hns leased the $250,000 Clarke hotel at Hastings. About 300 tons of bnled hay was destroyed by fire In the Burlington yards nt Alllnnce n few days ngo. Department of Agriculture esti mates of Nebraska crops for June 1 nro ns follows: Winter wheat, 12,000,000 bushels; spring wheat, 04, 800.000 bushels; onts. 05,800.000 bush els; barley, 4.410,000 bushels; rye, 2,570,000 bushels; and liny, 7,700,000 tons. More thnn 2,000 members of the An cient Order of United Workmen, In cluded In eight Omnha lodges, hove withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the Nebraska grand lodge and have made application for admission to the Iown grand lodge. Ilnrry L. Crantz nnd Theodore Bob Inson, two Boy Scouts of Detroit, Mich., passed through Omnha the oth er dny, on a hike from Detroit to Denver. The lads left Detroit May 1, and hnd covered more than half their Journey wholly on foot. Nebrnskn will be expected to fur nish 200 applicants for the second training camp for officers, which will open August 27. Applications mny be filed with the examining officer nt Fort Crook, near Omaha, between July 15 nnd August 15. Blue Springs Is to have nn old fashioned Fourth of July celebration. The city council hns appropriated $150 to help with the expenses nnd the business men nro also contribut ing generously. Arthur Klein set n new world's rec ord for twenty-five miles on o half mile dirt track nt Lincoln, driving the distance In thirty minutes nnd forty seven "seconds. Considerable dnmnge wns done throughout Platte county last week by a severe hall storm that visited the region. TOTAL OF 118,123 REGISTER. Nebraska Falls Nearly 11,000 Under Federal Estimate. The iotnl nutnbur of persons pre senting themselves for registration In Nebraska June 5, ns reported to Gov ernor Neville, Is 118.123. The num ber registered Is a little more thnn 30 per cento of the total vote of the state, which Is 302,000. The registra tion Is classified as follows: White ...110.4M lllnek M? Aliens 6,044 Citizens of Germany 1,156 Total 118,123 The returns have not yet been can vnsscd as to the number of persons asking exemption from military serv ice under the conscription act, but the returns Indicate possible grounds for exemption In the ense of 03,774. This Includes nil who' merely stated that they hud relntlves dependent upon them but did not nsk enieptlon from service. Following Is the registration by counties, excepting two, Hooker and Wheeler: Count, fcjstj. Co.mty Adams l,969lIowanl Antelope "hnson" Arthur 19JKenrnoy . S Unnner "Kn?th " Hlnlno ISSKkvr Paha ... Uoone l,289Klmloll . Jjuyd 64CKiiox J.'JJ Hox Dutto 83Gl.iincaster 7,669 Hrown 613Mncoln 1,V.ti HulTalo 2,108l,oi;an Hurt l,124.ul "I lllltlpr 1 qn.,lnlih.r.nn .... 121 Cass l,698MadlBon irnse 396McrncK Hherrv 1 aa f n.ll, ........ 847 Cfjlar 1,484 Nance "J Cheyenne 891Neninha ?; Colfax l.OSPNuckolls J.JX; Clay 1.24SOUe 1,Sxi Custer 2.260 1'awnce Cuming 1.4011'erklns 22S Dakota 662Phels JJJ Dawes 82? Pierce , . "J Dawson 1.363Platte rAllnl ,19nnllr ....... VVV Dixon J,647Heil Willow ... 901 Dodge 2,202 Richardson S Douglas 20.444Kock . 51? nun.1v i.cc.i!.. 1.461 ' ......... ..onmiiig - crtf Fillmore 1,261 8arpy , Franklin 853Snuuders J.JJJ B'rontlcr 801Bcott8bluff i'il Furnas 9278cward Garden 474Sherldan Garfield ,, 2698loux Gosper 421Stnnton JJ; Gage 2,433Sherman ...... . "J7 Grant 187Thayer l.JJJ Greeley 791Thomas J"? Hall 2.19'Thurston ...... ?,? Hfimlltnn 1 ?livnllnv 848 Harlan 78 Washington ... 1.080 Hnyes 322 Wayne 1.010 Hitchcock 607 Webster 948 Holt 1.409 York 1,698 Fire destroyed the Wilber flour mills, with n loss of nbout $50,000, with Insurance of $30,000. The mill wns not running nights and the cause appears to be of Inccndlnry origin. About thirteen years ngo the first mill was burned ' on the same loca tion. Ten cnrlonds of flour nnd n lnrge quantity of wheat, rye nnd corn wns burned. The Bev. W. F. Eystcr of Crete said to be the oldest college graduate In the United Stntcs, having grad uated from Pennsylvania college at Gettysburg In 1830, attended the com mencement exercises nt Donne col lege. Ho Is over 05 years of nge. Thousands of acres of corn nnd hay land were saved from destruction My floods In Johnson county ns tho result of drnlnnge ditches along the Nemnha river. ' Between June 3 and 8 5.50 Inches of rain fell In the vt clnlty. Unofficial census tnken In Bnynrd just recently shows the town hns n population of 1,020. In 1010 census reports show 200 lived in the town Other cities in tho western part of the state have grown proportionally The Menonltc church of Beatrice lias contributed the sum of $204.15 to the Bed Cross society to nld the so cloty.ln Its good work. Business men nnd others have been responding lib erally to .the cause. A movement Is on foot to erect a state nld bridge between nnll nnd nnmllton counties ncross tho Plntto river nbout five miles southeast of Grand Islnnd. Figures cover the In vestment of nbout $70,000. Peter Benes, n farm hand, employ ed nenr Howells, lost his life by drowning, when he attempted to swim ncross n swollen stream, ns ho went to drive cnttle homo for tho night. Enormous nnd wholesale boosts In tax assessments by County Assessor Fitzgerald of Douglas county were verified when the notices of tho raises were received by Omnha Job hers, corporations, stores, factories nnd private Individuals. In many enses the raise Is over 100 per cent Blchnrdson county Is carrying on vniious activities to aid In the war, Young men nre enlisting, plans nro under way to organize Bed Cross chapters In a number of towns and subscriptions nre being taken for tho Y. M. C. A. wnr work. In the case of the state against Snm Joe nt Omnha. Police Judge Mndden ruled thnt fifteen cases of beer, nlne-tv-slx bottles of whisky nnd eleven bottles of wine Is nn "unreasonable amount" under the state law and fin ed the defendant $100 nnd costs for having such n consignment of liquor on his premises. According to Fremont delegntes who attended the Bocky Mountain district Bed Cross convention in uen ver, Dodge county Is expected to ralso the sum of $27,000. Frederick L. Tcmplo of Lexington wns elected grand master of the Anc lent Free nnd Accepted Masons of Nebraska at tho Sixtieth annual con vocation of the grand lodgo nt Omaha. Tim Burt County Democrat, a weekly paper frtnrted at Tekamah three yenrs ngo by a few democrats, has closed Its doors, due to non-sup port. Bonds to extend tho Mitchell wnter system nnd purchase flro equipment carried nt n special election ny a ma Jorlty of over 10 to 1. k WTAlE NEW PIGS. "There wns n great deal of excite ment In the barnyard," said Daddy, "for five "new little pigs hnd Just ar rived. "All the anlmnls were to be seen going In one direction, nnd If anyone asked : " 'Where arc you going?' tho answer would nlways be, 'I'm going to the Pig Pen. There nro five new pigs.' "Of course this nnswer would come In different tones from different voices. Some would squeak It, some squeal, some grunt or gobble or moo I But they nil tnlkod In their own way nnd were quite natural. That can nlways bo said for tho bnrnynrd folk. They do not put on 'ulrs.' "Of course old Grnndfnther Porky rig wns ns happy as could be I He was grunting and wallowing In the mud, saying: "'I'm so happy I More pigs for the bnrnynrd. There couldn't bo too many ! How fine It Is to see new pigs. And such handsome little dears as they are too.' "Now in this old Grandfather Porky Pig was not too conceited, for after nil, there Is not a more cunning sight than little pigs. They arc so pink nml so small. Their tails are so little and the curl nt the end so very funny 1 "And their mint, Miss nam, was there, too. She was offering pig weed to everyone, which is the pet food of the pigs nnd which no one else would "Don't Get So Excited," Said Mr. Tur. key. hnve. Miss Hnm knew thnt, but then. of course, she wns a pig and she was much pleased when the other creatures did not want unythlng to cat. "And Pinky Pig wns too proud for words I ne wns saying what lovely little brothers nnd sisters he hnd. Al together they were as fine n set of pigs ns could be found. "'Well,' snld Mr. and Mrs. Peacock together, as they waved their glorious tails of many colored feathers, 'they nre ns fine a family of pigs as one could nsk for that Is If one Is nsklnp for pigs.' " 'Of course we nsked for pigs,' snld the pig family all at once, squealing nnd grunting for nil they were worth You don't suppose wo would nsk foi peacock children, do you?' " 'Of course not,' snld the peacocks, " 'We're glad you agree, said Porkj Pig. " 'They're a very nice shade of pink, said Billy Goat. " 'To be sure, to be sure,' said Pinky Pig. " 'They nre the best pigs In the world,' snld Brother Bacon with a great deal of grunting to mnko It sount' more Important. " 'True, true,' squealed their mothe! and fnther. While nil the little plgf squenled as If they thought they were quite worth all the fuss and nttentlor they were receiving. " 'They're as fine a sot as one could shake a Btlck at,' gobbled Mr. Turkey '"Oh, oh, whntever do you mean 7 nsked Mrs. Pig In n very nervous voice. 'Who would want to shake a stick at my darlings? What do you mean, Mr Turkey?' "'Yes, what do you mean?' nskei1 Grandfather Porky Pig. '"Indeed, yes, whnt do you mean? nsked Miss nam, Pinky Pig nnd Broth er Bacon together. " 'Don't get so excited,' snld Mr. Tur key. 'I don't Intend to shake u stick nt them.' The pigs nil looked grentlj relieved. 'But It's a saying,' he ndded 'It's as much of a saying ns "I'll be rendy In n Jiffy," or "I'll do It In the shake of a lamb's tall." ' "What's that? asked Miss Lamb, for now she was much excited, and Mrs. Sheep wns trembling nil over. " 'None of them mean anything,' snld Mr. Turkey. 'They nro all sayings , that's all. Nothing more. If folks hurry they mean they can hurry faster than a lamb could shako Its tall.' "I don't care about slinking my tall,' said Miss Lamb. 'And a jiffy meanB n hurry that's all. They're sayings. They don't mean much." " 'Well then,' said Pinky Pig disgust edly, 'don't use them. Besides you've taken the nttcntlon from the lovely llttlo pink pigs. It's rude of you today of nil days. Today should bo Pig Day 1 The pigs arc the ones to be noticed. Yes, I vote wo cnll It Pig Day.' "All the creatures of tho barnyard rigrced that It wos more fun to watch tho pigs thnn to hear nbout the queer sayings which frightened everyone. And ns the farmer enmo out to see the now pigs too, Pinky Pig suld : 'Indeed It Is Pig Dny. They'ro nil coming to tho pen animals from nil over the yard nnd the fanner from the house.' " R.TC1 1 These are some of tho well-trained Greek soldiers that have been front. 2 Lord Nortbcllffe, who has come to the United States as head of the British war mission. 3 Tho American destroyer .Warrington, one of the type of warships that escorlcd General Pershing to England. 4 British women mnklng target balloons that are used In the training of aviators, who while In flight shoot at them ns they would at an enemy plane. MAKING USE German prisoners of war with a stretcher cart used for bringing In the wounded, nt St. Illlnlro, France. PROBABLY THE U-BOAT THE SILVER SHELL SANK This German submnrlne, the U-05, American steamship Silver Shell sent U-bont sunk by the Silver Shell fits the Hnmon Mnrtl-Bella, n passenger on tho proceed. ELEPHANT RIDING Mrs. William K. Vanderbllt, Jr. (to right) and Mrs. Charles B. Dilling ham seated in "tonneau" on back of elephant, nnd "Julia" of tho New York hippodrome on its head, starting out on their tour through tho streets of the ilty to boost the McDougal alley Fe ita, tho most unique fete over arranged by America's famous artists, sculptors, and society folk. All the proceeds of tho festu xvvu to various wnr elr.rltles. OF GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR photographed whllo holding up n liner nt sen, Is probably tho ono which tho to the bottom' nfter n fight that Justed an hour nnd a half. Tho description of tho one shown In tho photograph to tho smallest detail. Tho picture was modo by Spanish liner Espanoln, which was stopped by the submarine but allowed to FOR WAR CHARITY co-operating with the allies on tho Bulknu J "'..4. ,! , TO FIGHT UNDER PERSHING Col. Henry T. Allen, U. S. A hasj been promoted to tho rank of brigadier general and nnmed to nccompnny tho. Pershing expeditionary forco to EuJ rope as one of Its commanders. The Psychological Moment "You seem to be tulklng straight from the heart these days." "I can't help It," replied Senator Sor ghum. "And maybe my lack of cnu Hon will bo all the better for me. Tha most successful politician In tho world Ik the mini who knows Just when ia forget nil about po'itlcs."