The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, October 02, 1914, Image 2

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    rHE SFMI-WFFKLY TRimiNF NORTH PLATTF. NEBRASKA.
CHIEF MUST RESIGN
SCENE AMID THE RUINS OF LOUVAIN'
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLO
VILLA INCIGTS CARRANZA WITH.
DRAW AS PRICE OF PEACE.
INTELLIGENCE HERE GATHERED
COVERS WIDE AREA.
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SEEKS TO AVOID BLOODSHED
Asserts He Won't Accept 'Former Su
perior As President or Vice
President of Mexico.
Chihuahua, Mexico. Immediate res
ignation of General Vcnustlnno Car
ranzn as first chief of the constitu
tionalists Is the only bunion on which
General Francisco Villa will ngreo to
settlement of dlfferenceH between him
self hnil Carranza. This wan his reply
to messages from olllclals In Mexico
City, who protested against his atti
tude toward Carranza
Villa declared he would never ac
cept Carranza aB head of the repub
lic. General Villa's reply, an given
out here follows: "I lament the cir
cumstances that have brought about
grave danger, but sincerely protest
that my sole ambition will bo to ar
range exlstng dlincultleH without
shedding blood, If possslble.
"I emphatically state, however, that
the only move that can bring about
cessation of liostllltes on my part Is
that Venimtjano Carranza deliver bu
preme command to Fernando Igleslas
Calderon, so that, In the shortest pos
sible tmo, elections may be called. At
tho same time I declare I shall not
accept Carranza as president or vlco
president or president ad Interim of
tho ropubllc.
"I shall prove the rectitude of my
intentions and the disinterestedness
which animates tho force of this di
vision. Later tho world will realize
where rests true disinterestedness and
whero abortive ambitions"
Caledron Liberal Leader.
Kl Paso, Tex. Fernando Igleslas
Celdoron, tho cholco of General Villa
for president of Mexico, somo months
ago was mentioned as a possibility
for tho presidency during his trip to
Washington, whore ho conferred with
American officials.
Ho at present is in Mexico City, it
is said. Caldoron is tho leader of tho
liberal party, a political organization
which allied Itself with tho constitu
tonolst revolution. It has been an
nounced that ho would run at the elco
tions.
Jepancse Defeat Germans.
Toklo. It is officially announced
that tho Japanese liavo defeated tho
Germans in a stubborn bnttlo lasting
fourteen hours on the outskirts of
Tslng Tau, seat of tho government of
the Gorman lcasod possession of Klao
Chow, China. The Japanese casual
ties so far as ascertained are glvon
as throo killed and twolvo wounded.
According to tho statement the fight
began on Septomber 26. Gorman gun
boats boinbardod tho positions of tho
Japanese troops. Jnpaneso aoroplancs
provod effective In roconnoiterlng ex
peditions and are reported to have
escaped unharmed
Alfonso Starts Peaco Movement.
Washington, D. C. Another move
ment! to bring peaco to Europo has
boon formally inaugurated by King
Alfonso of Spain, who has communi
cated his plans to the state depart
ment. He also lias taken up tho sub
ject officially with Italy, Switzerland,
Denmark, Norway and tho other na
tions that have remained neutral It
Is believed hero that tho Spanish
king is in n strong position to lead n
peace movement in Europe, and that
Ills efforts may lead to direct negotia
tion! with tno warring powerB.
Aeraplone Dropped Bomb on Paris.
Paris A Gorman aeroplnnodroppod
n bomb Into Paris, killing ono man
and Eorlously wounding a girl.
Tho bomb foil In Avenue du Trac
ndoro at tho corner of Hue Froyclnot,
a short distance from tho Elffol tower
and u block from tho Amorlcnn em
bassy, It Is believed tho mlssllo wub
IntendoJ for tho wireless station on
Elffol tower. Tho head of tho man
killed wns blown off ami tho legs of
tho girl, his daughter, wero shattered
Italian Inquiry About Batteries.
Homo (Vlr. Paris). SIgnor Monto
Guarnlorl, deputy from Pesaro, has
cal cd upon tho ministry of war for
an explanation of tho deluy in tho
manufacture pf cannon ordered from
Italiun (Intui. Parliament, not being
in ucinlon, interrogation in tho ab
sence of an ofl'dal reply may cause
seme uno3Elncttu. It Is soml-ofllclally
stated that the question concerns
clghty-savcn fluid batteries.
Veteran Auto Racer Killed.
Danvor, Colo. E. W. Swnnbrough,
a votoran automobile nicer, was
killed in a raco at tho Overland track
here, His machlno plunged through
u fonco and a timber struck Swan
brough on tho head, from which he
later died.
Refused Permit to Cross Switzerland.
' Home. Tho Glornalo D'Halla pub
lishes a report from nasal that Swit
zerland has refused a request from
the Germans for permission to send
2 r.rmy corps ucrosa Swiss territory.
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These photographs., just received from Europe, give some Idea of tho appearance of Louvaln after the de
struction of that once beautiful Belgian city by the Germans. The main picture shows the students' quarter and
tho Insert a gllmpso of the Place de la Concorde, whero were many hotels and cafes.
B
AND LOSE ALONG
IHE RIVER HSIE
Hundreds Die in Charges Which
Really Gain Little for Either
Contestant.
PARIS CLAIMS GAINS ON WEST
German Line Holding Firm, and Even
Making Advances, Declares Berfin
Series of Battles Seems Likely to
Continue for Some Time Official
Announcement From Berlin Says
There Is Nothing New to Report.
While tho battlo of tho allies and
tho Germans continues along the en
tiro front In Franco thoro has been
relatively no change in the position of
tho armies. The hardest fighting ap
parently Is proceeding on the eastern
and western ends of the lines, the
nllleB on the western! are endeavoring
to encircle tho Germans nud on tho
cast the Gormans are trying to break
through the allies' lines in tho vicinity
of Verdun. In the center a lull in the
warfaro is reported.
London, Sept. 27. Almost simulta
neously the two great hammer strokes
In tho battlo in northern Frnnco have
fallen and some decisive rosult must
be announced before long.
Tho allies havo struck tho German
right wing and tho Germans, on thoir
part, have hurled themselves against
tho French lino between Verdun and
Toul.
The commencement of these two at
tacks In earnest was disclosed by the
French ofllchtl statement Issued this
aftomoon, but llttlo Is told of how
they are progressing.
Tho action ngainst tho German
right Is described as a violent one, In
which the French loft encountored an
nnny corps composed of troops which
the Gormans brought from tho center
of Lorralno and tho Vosges.
The clash occurred In the district
between Tergnlor and St. Qucntin, so
that tho allies havo made a consider
able advance to tho northwest since
the Irst mention was mado of this part
of their army.
The country Is a rolling one, Inter
sected by streams, canals and a per
fect network of roads running In all
directions.
Tho allies are bending all their en
ergies against this Gorman force. The
comparative relaxation of the German
efforts on the center are believed to
Indicate tho withdrawal of forces from
this legion to support tho right flank
Tho French ropnrt ndmlts that tho
Germans have succeeded In gaining u
footing on tho Mouse heights and have
pushed forward In tho direction or St.
Mlhlel, bombarding tho forts of Pa
rochos and tho Roman Camp, which
fnco each other across tho Mouse.
Tho communication, however, adds
that, on the other hand, to tho south
of Verdun tho French remain masters
of tho heights of tho Mouse and that
tholr troops, debouching from Toul,
havo advanced In tho region of Beau
mont. Little News From Berlin.
Berlin, via London, Sept. 27. Tho
following announcement, dated Sep
tember 24, has been given out at army
headquarters:
"In tho wostorn theater of tho wnr
today there have been somo minor,
engagements, but nothing of (impor
tance has transpired.
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"There Is no news from Belgium or
tho eastern war area."
Allies Gain Ground.
On the Battle Front, Sept 26. The
German offensive wns extremely vig
orous today at the western end of the
long line stretching along the rivers
Olse, Aisno and Woevre.
Tho allied troops, whoso gaps had
been filled with freshly arrived re
enforcements, not only repeatedly
thrust back the masses of Germans
thrown against them but eventually
curried out a successful counter-attack
which resulted in the gaining of cori
slderablo ground and the capture of
Pcroune, ubout which town tho fierc
est engagement occurred.
Machine Guns Kill Hundreds.
At ono placo tho victims of the
deadly Gorman mnchine guns were
counted In hundreds, especially where
tho advance was ucross an open wheat
Held that recently had been harvested.
Somo men of a French regiment
which was making a dash toward the
German position when It was struck
by tho sweeping fire were found dead
In tho kneeling posture they had tak
en behind sheaves of wheat and from
whero they had emptied their maga
zines, Intending to start a final rush
and bayonet charge.
Aftor the fight 900 dead wero burled
in a singlo trench six feet deep, the
Germans being placed at one end and
the French at the other.
Many Germans Near Reims.
Further toward the east, near Derry-au-Bac
on tho Alsno north of Reims,
tliero appears to be concentrated a
largo Gorman force which has stolidly
occupied strong intronchments from
which It Is moBt difficult to dislodge
them. Hereabouts the fighting haB
boon of n desultory character, with,
however, slight advantage In favor of
the allies.
Tho men of both armies in this
vicinity seem to be enjoying their
rest.
On th6 'eastern wing the Germans
are throwing enormous masses of men
ngainst the French troops protecting
tho lino of defensive forts nbovo Ver
dun; but up to tho present their ef
forts, although costing immense sac
rifices, havo been vain and tho French
line remains Intact.
Claims Made by Germans.
London, Sept. 20. Messages which
como from Gormnn sources carry re
ports which aro diametrically the op
posite of the foregoing. These say
that tli flanking movement of tho al
lies on tho German right wing have
failed and that tho battlo there has
come to a standstill.
Thcso messages say there has been
no fighting on the center, but that tho
Gorman loft bus taken Vnrenncs, at
tacked tho forth to the south of Ver
dun, and repulsed sorties from Verdun
and Toul. Tho Germans are said to
bo bombarding tho towns of Troyon-los-Paroches,
Camp des Homnlne, and
Llonvlllo (Llronville).
It also is claimed that French troops
In French Lorralno and on tho border
of Alsaco havo been repulsed.
Germans Reoccupy French Towns.
Washington, Sept 25. That the
Gormans havo rcoi-cuulod three towns
opposite the French right wing In Lor
ralno was made clear when tho full
text of tho ofllclil statement from tho
French war ofllco was read at the
Fronch omlmssy here. Tho olllcinl
statement, as given out In Paris, set
forth that Doinevro, south of Brainont,
had been reoccupled by tho enemy.
The embassy received a stntement.
however, which contains this phrase:
"On our tight wing In Lorralno the
enemy havo again passed tho frontier
with sevoral small columns. He has
reoccupled Domevre, south of Bra
niont, and Nomeuy and Dllmo, north
of Nuney,
Allies Claim Big Gains.
London, Sept. 20. Tho official an-
nouncement regarding the progress of
tho battlo of tho Alsne mado public in
Paris tonight said that the flanking
movement of tho allies' left wing con
tinues to develop and that tho town of
Peronnc has been occupied after des
poruto fighting with the Germans.
This report tends to confirm the ear
lier unofficial reports that the Germans
had been driven back further on their
right wing than had been previously
reported and that the main stand of
the Germnns to tho north and west will
bo mado along the lino from Cambral
to St. Amend.
The offlclnl dispatch adds that there
has been a lull in the fighting nlong
tho center of tho great lino and that
tho German attacks on the right wing
of the allies havo been checked.
Cracow Under German Rule.
"That Cracow has been occupied by
Gcrmnn troops, that the town has
been put under a German military
commandant, and that tho Austrian
civil administration has been displaced
is the gist of tho latest advices re
ceived here," says tho Petrograd cor
respondent of the London Morning
Post. "All tho original administra
tion of tho town and all civil officials
of the Austrian government havo left
and tho residents are fleeing in a
panic."
The Germans have thrown three
army corps Into the Cracow district,
according to this information, and nre
bringing more troops In prepnratoln
for the expected Russian attack.
Cracow is In Western Gallcia, and
an important fortified city, on which
the Russians' aro reported to be ad
vancing. jTelogrnphlng from Amsterdam to
London, the correspondent of Router's
Telegram company says tho thirty
first German casualty list, containing
a total of about one thousand men
killed, wounded and missing, hns been
given out. It Includes the names of
23 officers of ono regiment who were
killed In live days' fighting.
GENERAL NEWS OF THE WAR
Canadian Troops on the Way.
Tho major part of Canada's latest
contingent of 32,000 men for service
In Europo Is already on its way to the
front In 20 transports heavily armed
and guarded by British men-of-war in
BUftlciont force to prevent any attack
by German cruisers.
German Captive List Cut.
Tho Central News Agency nt Lon
don has received the following dis
patch from Rome: "A message from
Berlin says tho general staff, having
agreed to the complete ofllclal lists pf
prisoners, has found It necessary to
admit that tho total already an
nounced was erroneous. The aggre
gate number of prisoners in German
hands is now reduced from 250,000
to 50.000, of whom 30,000 aro Rus
sians." Belgians Capture Germans.
Tho Rotterdam Courant says that
Belgian troops aro Bhowlng nt many
places from which they havo long
been nbsent. Two thousand Germans
wero captured, it sayB, on September 23
between Mnllnes and Aershot. Two
hundred ofllcers among them will bo
kopt jit Antwerp. The remainder of
tho prisoners will go to England.
Large Italian Army Ready.
Italy already has nearly flvo hun
dred thousnud men under arms. Tho
majority are camped in Lombard.
Air Attack Near England.
Gorman aviators, Hying within sight
of England, continued their attack on
French coatt cities, and added to tho
apprehunslou felt In London that Eng
lish cities soon may becofno tho tar
gots of their bombs. The nttack was
mado on Builogne, just ncross from
England nt about the narrowest part
of the channel. About noon a Ger
man aeroplane flow over tho city and
dropped a bomb Into a shipbuilding
yard. Little proporty damage was
done and no ono was Injured,
GREATER OR LESSER IMPORT
Includes What Is Going On at Wash
ington and In Other Sections of
the Country.
WASHINGTON.
It has been officially announced nt
tho Whlto house that there will bo no
chango In plans for removal of Amer
ican troops at Vera Cruz by reason
of the present troublo between Villa
und Carranza.
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Postmaster General Burleson has
under consideration a project to cut
postofllce expenditures $20,000,000 a
year by perfoming the rural mall serv
ice by contract, us Is now done on tlio
so-called star routes
Tho state department has ordered
investigation of evidence laid before
It by British Ambassador Spring-ltlce
of alleged unnatural activities of Ger
man societies In western citios, In
cluding Chicago and Cincinnati.,
Secretary Daniels, of tho navy de
partment, has made It clear that ho
does not propose to allow litigation
in the courts to Interfere with the en
forcement by the United States gov
ernment of neutrality at all wireless
stations.
A wnrnlng to national banks which
have received government funds to
aid crop moving or which have re
ceived emergency currency not to
charge excessive interest rates or to
refuse legitimate credits was given
by Secretary McAdoo.
Peace commission treaties with
Great Britain, France and Spain wero
ratified by the senate, making twenty
five in tho series negotiated by the
state department which have been
approved by this government.
Reopening of the ndvanco freight
rate case, under the speclflc limita
tion that consideration bo given to
new matters, which eastern railroads
contend have arisen since the original
case was decided, was granted by tho
Interstato Commerce commission.
Tho administration war revenue
bill, Imposing additional taxes on
beer, domestic wines, gasoline and
stamp taxes, all estlmnted to produce
$105,000,000 within a year, was passed
by. the house. Tho vote was 234 to
125.
Olllclals expressed the view that
Russia's expressed modification of
stringent regulations against tho
Jews, because of their loyalty to the
government in its struggle In tho
present European war might pave the
way for an understanding for a now
treaty.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson's dying wish
that the worst slumB In Washington
b abolished, waB finally realized,
when tho president signed the bill
clearing the alleys of dwelling places.
On her death bed Mm. Wilson ex
pressed the hope that (he bill would
be passed and congress acted.
Russin'n manifestation of friendship
for the United States expressed In
the announceed intention of signing a
pence commission treaty may lead to
negotiations for a new treaty of com
merce and navigation between the
two countries to replaco the ono
nbrogntcd during the Taft adminis
tration. If the Southern Pacific did not con
trol tho Central Pacific railway thoro
would bo more competition than
there Is now, said Judge Robert S.
Lovett, chairman of tho executive
committee of the Union Pacific, at
the hoaiing of tho ffdcral suit to
caiiBo tho Southern Pacific to give up
control of the Central Pacific.
DOMESTIC
Tho administration of President
Wilson was warmly ondorsed by thq
Mnrylund democratic state convention
at Baltimore.
Franco has claimed part of the cus
toms collections at Vera Cruz ns se
curity for a loan made by French
bankers to Huerta when ho was dic
tator. The record of being tho most re
liable washerwoman in this country
is claimed by Mrs. T. H. Dalloy of
Atchison, Kan., who hr.ii completed
her fiftieth consecutlvo car ns the
washerwoman of nn AtcMson family.
Tho supplemental report of tax ap
praisers reappraising tho estate of Jo
seph Pulitzer, publisher of the New
York World and the St. Louis Post
Dispatch at the tlmo of his doath,
made public at New Vo'k, fixes tho
gross value of tho estate at $20,355,
9S5 and tho net value at ?1S,G37,545.
Receivers wero appoln'od by tho
Philadelphia common ploute court for
Irish Bros., wholoBale dealers in coal
In that city. Tho assets aro ostimated
nt mora than $1,000,000 and the In
debtedness about $750,000.
Forty warships havo been destroy
ed, badly damaged or otherwise lost
to the Earopean powers since the war
began.
Twenty-two hundred bales of cotton
wero subscribed for by New York
merchants to foster tho "buy-a-balo of"
cotton" movement.
Tho first international convention
of photoplayers (moving picture ac
tors and uctresses) will be held in
San Francisco March 1-11.
Word has been received that the
Marconi wireloss station at Slascon
set Is closed by order of Secretary of
the Navy Daniels.
Tho national convention of the
United Irish League of America,
which was to havo opened at New
York on September 30, has boon post
poned to Novemberl() In order to as
sure the attendance of representatives
of the Irish parliamentary party.
Most of the eastern railroads try to
put their Culifornla fruit through
Chicago and this augments tho busi
ness of the Central Pacific, according
to testimony given at Now York by
William II. Sproulo, president of tho
Southern Pacific Railway company.
Tho soeerelgn grand lodge of Odd
Fellows at its session at Atlantic
City declined to adopt a resolution de
claring for the restoration of peaco in
Europe. Those opposing the resolu
tion held that members of the order
in both England and Germany might
misunderstand the proposed action.
That the handling of the anti-trust
law of recent years has been a dis
tinct failure because of a tendency to
ward ineffectively attacking big in
dustrles, which havo done wrong
while' harrassing honest business ef
fectively, was charged by Theodore
Roosevelt in his speech at Springfield
III
The Colorado Fuel and Iron com
pany of Denver, In a letter to Presl
dent Wilson, made public, expressed'
unwillingness to employ all' striken?
who havo not been convicted of crlmt
as suggested in the three-year truce
proposal prepared by Hywell Davies
and William R. Fairley, mediators ap
pointed byJtho secretary or labor.
Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore and
Cardinal O'Connell of Boston, return
ing from Rome, where they had hast
ened to attend the papal conclave ar
rived at Boston. "Pope Benedict XV,
tho new pontiff, has a great lovo for
America and Americans, looking up
to our government as a model to all
and an example of the best of this?,
earth."
FOREIGN.
Pope Benedict has asked for a re
pprt on the destruction of the Hheimc
cathedral.
Carbajal and Felix Diaz are said
to bo ready to support Villa la his re
volt against Carranza.
Sir J. M. Barrle, famous British nu
thor, who has arrived in New York
on the Lustania, blames the war upon
militarism. General Francisco Villa has declar
ed his independence of tho central
government of Mexico under General
Carranza.
Carranza forces under General Ben
jamin Hill were routed by tho troops,
of Governor Maytorena in the first
engagement of the new revolution la
Mexico.
A Franco-British blockading fleet
is said to have isolated tho Austrian,
seaport of Cattaro and to bo bom
barding tho town, assisted by big guns
from Mount Lovchen.
In the far eaBt a British force ot
1,200 men has landed at Laoshan, Chi
na, and is expected shortly to attack
the outer defenses of Tslng-Tau in
conjunction with tho Japanese.
Tho German cruiser Emden, which
recently sank a number of British
merchantmen off the coast of India,
has thrown shells into Madras. Slight
damage is said to havo resulted.
Fighting on land has given way for
tho moment as a news factor to tho
daring raid In the North s?a by five
German submarine boats, which tor
pedoed and sunk threo British ar
The German submarine U-9 credit
ed by Berlin with having, unaided, de
stroyed the throe British cruisers off
ho Hook of Holland, has returned un
Jamagcd to a German poit.
It was officially announced in Lon
don that nearly tixty officers ano
1,4. 0 men wore lost in tho sinking ol
tho British crulseis Abouklr, Hogue
and Cresy by German submarines In
tho North sea.
Subscriptions thus fart received tc
tho German war loan havo assurec
the brilliant success of tho war loan
plan. Ono paper In Berlin speaks of
the public response as tho "victory
of thoso at tho Sommo."
Because of his disapproval of tho
action of tho British government in
seeking the conquest of German South
west Africn, Brigadier General Bey
ors. commandant general of tho Union
of South Africa's defense forces, has
resigned.
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