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THE BEE: t)M AHA. FRIDAY. JUNE 7. 1918.
6 SIXTEEN HEAD OF CATTLE KILLED : IN RAIL WRECK Conductor and Head Brakeman Are Injured Near Beatrice WhenFour Stock Cars Go Into Ditph. - Beatrice, Neb., June 6. (Special.) Sixteen head of cattle were killed near Sabetha, when four cars of stock attached to freighj train No. 87, due here at 12:45 went into a ditch. The conductor and . two brakemen were blightly injured. The cars were badly smashed and the roadbed torn up for a considerable distance. Itis sup posed that the wreck was caused by spreading rails on the account of the soft ground occasioned by the heavy rains. Two hundred and three in Gage county visited the local exemption board and registered. The exemption hoard has received a call for 200 Gage county boys, which will exhaust Class " 1 list among registrants in Beatrice and other towns in- the county. Cheney Faxon of Lanham and Miss Mae Green of Odell were married at the Christian parsonage by Rev. C. F Stevens. They will make their home on a farm near Lanham. Everitt Vcmaar of Firth and Miss Minerva Ford were - married at the home, of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Ford, in the city, Rev? Mr. Vemaar, father, of the groom, of ficiating. Diller Bans German. Diller, just over the line in Jeffer son county caused a placard to be placed in all stores and conspicuous places, which jreads: "This is the nited States. We are all American citizens: . Speak, the English lan guage." i The cars owned by Andrew Ander sen and T. M, Bible collided at ThirT tcentii street last evening, but the passengers escaped injury. The cars were slightly damaged. Two boys, Harold Fordyce and . Glen Reed, who ran away from their homes at Manhattan, Kan., were found guilty of petit larceny by Judge Ellis. As they are only 14 years of age, they were placed in charge of Probations-Officer Clark, who will care.for them until their parents can he notified. W H.BOWMAN FARM BOASTS FOUR SETS OF TWIN CALVES MORE MEN FILE FOR LEGISALTURE Announcements Made by Num ber of Candidates of Inten tion to Sun for Lawmak ing Positions. (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincln, Neb., June 6. (Special.) Ralph E. Weaverling of North Bend has filed for the republican nomina tion for,' the state senate from -the I, Fifth district fomposrt of the coa- fits of Dodge and Washington, repre sented in the last two session by "Wallace H. Wilson of Fremont, a democrat, now in the prohibition serv ice of. the state as special agent of Governor Neville. W. M. Somerville of McCook filed for the democratic nomination for the state senate from the 26th district, composed of the counties of Frontier, Red Willow, Hitchcock, Hayes, Dundy Perkins and Chase, represent ed in . the two last sessions by Dr. Willis VVilson of Curtis, a democrat. , Guy Roberts of Oshkosh, Garden county, filed for the democratic nomi nation for representative from the 76th district, represented by William L. Bates, republican. This district is composed of the. counties of Banner. Kimball, Cheyenne, r Deuel and Garden. Union Pacific Patrons Protest Cut in Service (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, Neb., 'June 6. The State Railway commission held a hearing today on a protest of ' patrons on branches of the Union Pacific against curtailing passenger train service. Much of the protest comes from lines north of Columbus and also the line through Lincoln south through Beatrice into Kansas from Valley. ; Beatrice Neb., June 6. (Special.) W. H. Bowman, a farmer and stock raised living about six miles north of Beatrice, has something to be thank ful for these war times. He reports that during the' last few weeks four sets of calves have arrived at his place. All are living and doing well. Fewer Than 12,000 Men Registered in Nebraska (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, June 6. (Special .Tele gram.) The returns from Wednes day's draft registration up to noon today indicate that it will not reach the number at first expected, but will fall below 12,000. Seventy-six countiei, including the districts of Omaha and Lincoln, have run' the number to 8,377. The 1917 draft registration -amounted to a little more than 118,000 "and it was thought "that perhaps the new draft - of those who had reached the age of 21 since that time would be about 10 per cent of that number. Some counties did reach the 10 per cent, while Furnas, Hooker. Seward. Valley and Wheeler went above that percentage. -Northern Part Cedar County, . ? Nebraska, Is Under Water . Yankton,' S. D., June 6. (Special.) -;The northern edge of Cedar county. Nebraska, is all under water, as can Ik; plainly seen from this side. The river has not risen enough to explain the flood, 6o that it is believed a cloudburst 'from the storm of Tues day night struck that section. For miles the country is under three to four feet of water, extending six miles by two and more in width. Part pf the land, which is all being farmed, rises out of the water, forming an is land. It is' not possible to communi cate with the flooded district, but it is" believed the damage must be great. ; ; . ( -. -Sutherland Superintendent " Quits to Enter War Service .Sutherland, Neb., June 6. (Spe cial.) At a meeting of the school board Superintendent James A. East wood tendered his resignation, to take effect at once in order that he might report , at Camp Travis, Tex., to which place he has been called for Young Men's - Chistian association war wark. In accepting the resigna tion the board adopted a resolution strongly commending his work here the last year. North Platte News Notes. North Platte, Neb., -'June 6 (Special Talegram.) Registration for the boys who have become 21 years of age, June, 19.17, was held yesterday art the local exemption board office. One hundred and forty registered, of whom two were aliens, two declarants and one colored. The local home guards will give, a minstrel at the Franklin Auditorium, June 13 and 14 for the benefit of the Sammy Girls club. One hundred home guards, band drum corps and speakers from this city went to Hershey last evening to assist in organizing home guards there. Sixty-nine members signed for memberships - First Modern Rural School. " (From i Staff Correspondent) Lincoln, Neb., June 6. (Special.) The - first modern , country school building outside of a consolidated dis trict is to be erected four miles north west of Bancroft.' according to State Superintendent Clemmons who has returned from a meeting there in which he drew plans for the building hich will cost $4,000. FIND TWO GUILTY OF SEDITION IN FREMONT COURT Fremont, Neb., June 6. (Special Telegram.) -Ernest Sundberg, Sny der carpenter, was found guilty of sedition by a jury in district court. The jury deliberated less than two hours. One member held out from a recommendation of leniency and the others finally agreed. Sundberg is a native of Sweden. Bert Ryder, a Burlington section hand, pleaded guilty to a similar charge, after a jury had been empaneled. County Attor ney J. J. cook recommended leniency, owing to Ryder's ignorance of conditions. Martin Metscher, Fremont contractor, who refused to c6ntribute to the Red Cross and made alleged disloyal statements to the so licitor, was arranged for a hearing this afternoon. Private Frank R. Brown of Red Oak, la., who was killed in action on the French front May 27, was born in Fremont and resided here with his parents for several years. A sister and brother reside here and his mother was visiting in Fremont when word reached her of the death of her son. Private Brown was a member of the rainbow division. Commencement exercises of the Fremont High school were held Wednesday evening when 59 gradu ates were given their diplomas. A service flag of the school with 124 stars was dedicated. Four members" of the class of 1919 are serving un der the colors. Principal A. R. Con don, who goes to Wahoo to become superintendent of schools of that place, presented the diplomas. V Held as" Enemy Alien. Beatrice, Neb., June 6. (Special Telegram.) Fred Loding,-belived to be an alien enemy and traveling with out a permit, was arrested here today by officers. He gives Sioux- City, la., as his home. GRUMANN DEFENDS SELF ON THE STAND Declares His Loyalty to United States anjd Insists He Has BeenMisunderstood by Public. Lincoln, June 6. (Special.) On the witness stand in his own defense in Jhe state university loyalty in quiry, Trof. Paul H. Grumann today vigor:.s!y defended his Americanism. To illustrate his faith in American institutions, his love for democracy and his opposition to the aloofness displayed by many . German-Americans, Prof. Grumann read excerpts from his own publications during the last quarter century. Prof., Gruniaiin admitted that at the beginning of the war in 1914 he had pleaded for calmer judgment of the actions of Germany. Although the sinking of the 'Lusitania had made him heartsick, he said, he had spoken in favor of delayed judgment. Some months betorc America entered the war his attitude had begun to change and he had ceased his activity in favor of Germany, which had never been more than a position opposed to Russian autocracy, he insisted. Testimony in favor of Prof. Gru mann's loyalty was offered by Misses Gertrude Moore and Alice Howell, instructors, and by Miss Geraldine Martin, student. Miss Moore told how she had congratulated Prof. Gru mann on a public statement of his loyalty, which he had made in April, 1917. He had replied, she said, "That is exactly where I have always stood, but sometimes it is well to put your self on record." Miss Moore's testimony was offered in refutation of that of Miss Bertha Duteil, who had understood a similar remark of Prof. Grumann's to mean that he was still in favor of Ger- Two Lads Stay in Bed Two Tears to Escape Draft in Army; Caught London, June 6. In an effort to avoid military service, Arthur and William Webb, brothers, spent every day of the last two years in a bedroom in their home. This fact became known recently at Enfield, a suburb of London, when the two were arrested. many and had merely made the state ment for reasons of policy. Miss Dutcil's testimony had been the only testimony offered to show that Prof. Grumann was still pro-German in his attitude after the entrance of the United States into the war. v Luckey's Students for Him. Prof. G, W. A. Luckey has repeat edly denounced the autocracy of the German government according to testimony given tonight by Prof. Luckey s students. They quoted him as having said that this war was not a quarrel with the German people themselves, but that America's object was to extend democracy to all the people of the world, including the masses of Ger man v. Prof. L. B. Tuckerman, testifying in his own behalf, asserted he was ultra democratic in his ideas. While a stu dent in Germany, - he said, v he had gained the impression that German military officers considered that other persons were not worthy to live op the same earth with them. He as serted he believed the war would ay in the extension of democracy and said he had volunteered his services as a physcisttto the government. , . Section Man Killed. Smith Center, Kan. June 6. (Special Telegram.) Frank Albright, 19, a section man at Bellaire, was run down while riding a tricycle today by a fast Rock Island train and instantly killed. A companion riding with him escaped unhurt. Conditional Permit Granted v Fairbury Lutheran Minister Fairbury, Neb., June 6. (Special.) Judge Pemberton granted a condi tional permit to Rev. John Vonder Linden, a German Lutheran minister of Daykin, Neb. It is the ruling of the court that English must he used in the day and Sunday "schools. Miss Ethel Hclvey. teacher at Powell. Neb., and Joseph B. Brox, Methodist preacher at Sciota, Neb., were married. Madison County to Furnish 18 for Mechsr.i ual lid U r .. .... . . . . .Madison, eb., June ft. (Special.) Madison county will furnish 18 grammar school graduates- under the recent call to take special training along mechanical lines at the Uni versity of Nebraska. About 200 young men registered here fo( military service. W. R. Martin filed as a rcpublica'n candidate for sheriff ANTI-WAR STRIKE ; PLOT REVEALED t IN I. W. W. TRIAL Chicago, June 6. Evidence was given the jury today in Fderal Judge Land is' court that the Industrial Workers of the World leaders on trial for violating the espionage act openly opposea conscription, registration a.na the draft and later attempt i ? general strike in the hope of prevent ing the government front successfully prosecuting the war. . , Edward Finley, a Chattanooga, ; Tenn., lawyer, testified to a conversa tion had with Raymond S. Fanning, the youngest defendant in the present trial, m 'which the latter admitted he believed that sabotage waa a legiti mate and effective method for labor to enforce its demands. v : Open Saturdays Till 6:30 P. 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