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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
BLOCK IS ILLEGAL
WIL80N TO DEMAND OF GREAT
BRITAIN RIGHT TO TRADE
SEEKS FREEDOM OF CARGOES
President to Hold That Noncontra
band Goods Bound for the Port of
Enemy Is Not 8ubject to Seizure by
the Allies' Warships.
Washington, Juno 14. The now
American noto to Great Britain on tho
rights of neutral conuncrco will make
tho satno demand of that government
that tho United States has already
mado of Germany namely, that she
shall adhere to tho recognized princi
ples of international law in hor treat
ment of American citizens and their
Tho stato department Is now en
gaged In preparing data for tho uso
of tho president and Secretary of
State Lansing In tho construction of
the noto to Great Britain. Tho noto
will soon bo ready for dlsputch to Lou
don. Whllo reiterating Its earlier state
ment that this government might bo
ready to admit that tho old form of
"closo" blockade Is 110 longar practi
cable, tho noto will maintain, on two
points, that Great Britain's present
method of blockade Is illegal. These
points will bo:
That Groat Britain can llnd no war
rant In International law for extend
ing her blockade to tho ports of neu
tral countries adjoining tho enemy
That her blockade docs not oporato
against traffic between Scandinavian
and Danish ports and Gormany Is,
therefore, In violation of Interna
tional law, which holds that a block
ado must apply to all countries alike.
Tho noto will then indicate the
practices of Great Britain with re
gard to Amorlcan commerce, which
it regards as direct violation of in
This government will stato its un
derstanding of tho law to be that non
contraband, ovon if bound for an
onomy port, Is not oubjoct to interfer
ence unless a legal blockado Is main
tained; that contraband, It destined
for the torrltory of tho onomy, is sub
ject to seizure, and that conditional
or rolativo contraband is subjoct to
solzuro If intended to bo used by tho
enemy government, but Is not subject
to Interference, boyond examination,
Sf lntondod for tho civil population.
Groat Britain's claim that sho Is
prepared to pay for thoso cargoes at
.the price tn which tho contracts were
mado will bo answordd by tho stato
mont that sho has no legal right to
comptfl American owners of goods to
sell to her.
Atlanta, Go., Juno 11. Leo M.
Frank must pay tho death ponalty for
tho murder of Mary Phagan, unlooB
oxecutlvo clemency Is extended bo
tweon now and Juno 22. Tho Georgia
prison commission rofusod to rocom
mend that his death sontenco bo com
muted to llfo Imprisonment.
Outlook, Sask., Juno 12. Tho bodloB
of J. P. Thompson, his wlfo, Mrs. Hor-
bort Coloman of Toronto, Mrs
Thompson's sister, and tho two
Thompson children, aged eight and
nlno years, wero recovered from tho
Saskatchewan rlvor. Tho flvo wore
drowned Wcdnosday night, when
Thompson drovo his automobllo Into
' tho river. Thompson started to drive
tho automobllo on to a forry boforo
tho apron was lowered. Tho car
plunged into fifteen feet of water.
llomo, Juno 14. With iiowb of tho
capture of tho Italians on Friday of
Plocckon, fifteen miles south of tho
main railway betwer i Lalbach and
Innsbruck, In .Austria, camo word that
Horoiana had taicon Elbnsan and TI
rana, in Albania, and woro advancing
rapidly on Durazzo.
DRIVE ON LEMBERG HALTED
Czar's Troops Assume Offensive In
Gallcla 6,688 Teutons Are
Potrogmd, Juno 14. Suddenly ns
sumlng tho offensive, tho Russian
forces lu Gallcla, south of Loin berg,
havo dofcatod the Austro-Gorman
forces upon tho Dnlostor river, cup
turlng G.COO men, 1S8 officers, 17 can
non and 49 maxim guns. Official an
nouncQif'unt of tho Russian victory In
Gallcla was mado on Friday by tho
Russian war offico. Tho Austro-Ger-
man army of Gonoral von Llnslngen
has botm driven back across tho
Dniester by the Russians, and tho Aus
tro-German drlvo against Lemborg
from tho south has boon chocked.
Allies Capture Two Heights.
Athous, Juno 14. Roporta from
Mltylorto stato that tho allies, after
successive attacks, have succeeded In
occupying two heights dominating
Maldos and havo captured 700 Turk'
'delegate to the Philippines.
Romo, Jufib 14. Announcement was
,wttd nt tho Vatican on Friday after
noon that Mgr. Glusoppo Potrolll, tUo
nrcUblshop of Nlfllbl, Has been appoint
ed apostolic delegate to tho Philip
SCENE OF "NORTH OF
t 2 3 4.
trrjr .N vehmeu.es i jsv
In tho region shown by this map la procedlng tho long and flcrco bat
tle by which tho French hopo to gain Lens with its railroads. Tho dotted
lino represents tho battlo lino of a month ago; tho solid lino tho approxi
mate front at present.
U. S. TO OPPOSE DEAL
GERMANY SEEK8 TO CONTROL
AMERICAN ARMS PLANT.
Attorney General Will Contend That
Sale .of War Supply Factories
Perils Public Welfare.
Washington, Juno 10. President
Wilson and his cabinet considered the
known fact that German interests, re
ported backed by tho Gorman govern
ment, aro negotiating for tho purchaso
of tho great gun and munitlons-of-wnr
plants in this country.
Secretary McAdoo of tho troasury
laid tho matter beforo tho cabinet. Ho
had information from secret service
agents of tho govornmont, who have
been following these Gorman activities
for several weeks.
Tho plants for which negotiations
aro on include that of Charles M.
Schwab ut Bethlehem, Fa., tho 'Rem
ington Small ArniB works at Hartford,
Conn., nnd tho Crnmp works at Phila
delphia, which it Is said Mr. Schwab
Is about to acquire; tho Metallic Cart
ridge company, tho Remington com
pany and other munitions and small
Included In tho Schwab plant hold
ings aro tho Foro Itlvor Shipbuilding
company, Massachusetts, and tho
Union Iron works, San Francslco,
where It Is reported parts of subma
rines aro being mado for English con
tract shipments being mado through
This now move of tho Gormans In
volves tho outlay of hundreds of mil
Hons, a gigantic financial operation In
tho faco of war needs and conditions.
It is ono of tho most sensational do-
volopmonts of tho European conflict in
connection with tho "United States. Its
consummation lnovltably would lead
thlo country Into serious disagreement
If not conflict with Great Britain nnd
Tho latter will demand tho fulfill
mont of their contracts with these con
cerns. Tho Gorman movo Is to prevent
this dollvory of munitions of war. With
tho consummation of tho purchase tho
Gorman owners could refuse to fill tho
contracts. They will not fear suits
for broken contracts.
Tho wholo matter is fraught with
such possibilities, of dangor to this
country that Attornoy Gonoral Greg
ory and tho experts of tho department
of justice havo taken up the question
with a view of Interposing legal ob
staclos. It may bocomo necessary, It
was suggested, to provent such a salo
on tho ground of public wolfare, bo
cauBO of Btralncd relations with Ger
TEUTONS TAKE STANISLAU
Force Under Gen. Von Llnslngen
Moves East of Lemberg Fall of
City Predicted by Berlin.
Berlin, Juno 11. Tho capturo of
Stanlslau, an Important town on tho
railroad from Bukowlna to Lemberg,
and the Isolation of the great Russian
army operating In tho Bukowlna ro-
glon was officially announced oil
Gonoral von LlnBlngcn has paBscd
east of Lemberg In tho movo for tho
capturo of that city. Tho Austro-Gor
man troops captured 4,500 Russians in
tho fall of Stanlslau.
Captain Owen Transferred.
London, Juno 12. Captain Reginald
Owen of tho Royal onglnoors, who wns
married to Mra. Ruth Bryan Leavltt
daughtor of W. J. Bryan, has been
transforrod to tho Dardanelles, whoro
ho Is lighting against tho Turks.
Rod Cross Ambulances Burn,
London, Juno 12. Ono hundred Rod
Cross ambulances and 20 motor vans
which woro about to ho dellverod to
tho war office woro destroyed by
mysterious flro In a factory nt Park
Royal. Tho loss is $400,000.
WHY BRYAN RESIGNED
SSUES ON WHICH HE PARTED
FROM THE PRESIDENT.
Would Warn Americans. From Danger
Zone and Bar Ammunition From
Washington. Juno 11. William Jen-
nlngs Bryan became a private citizen
two o'clock Wednesday.
After an affecting farewell talk with
President Wilson at tho White House
and a reception to 150 employees of
tho stato department In his office, the
rotlrlng premier issued a statement,
following the- dispatch of the rejoinder
of President Wilson to Germany, in
which ho explained reasons for reslen-
lng from the Wilson cabinet at the
critical moment he chose for hla ac
Secretary Bryan's norsonal state
mont on tho reasons for his resigna
tion contonds that tho difficulties bo
tweon Germany nnd the United States
should bo Investigated by an nterna
tlonal commission nnd Hint Amnrlrnnit
should be warned to keop off belliger
ent ships or thoso carrying nmmunl
tlon through tho dangor zone.
President Wilson and William Jen
nlngs Bryan bade each other an olll
clnl farowell in tho White Housa with
a hearty handclasp. Boforo returning
to his resldenco after discharging his
llnal official duties at tho state denart
mont. Mr. Bryan stonned at tlin Whitn
House and was taken Immediately to
tuo White House library. Both men
extended their hands and then seated
thomselves on a couch. Briefly they
recounted to each other tho nature of
tho differences which havo arisen be
tweon them over tho German policy.
Cordially and without any traco of
feeling the two men talked of the
situation which resulted In Mr. Bri
an's resignation. Each Buolto disnas
slonately of tho differences and his
bellof that tho other was doing what
ho thought best for tho United States
Thoso who saw them woro touched
by tho regard tho two men displayed
lor each other.
Finally tho two men. who had stood
together during tho last year In ono
crisis after nnothor, rose to their feet
simultaneously and clasped hands.
God bless you," said each as their
OBREGON OUT OF DANGER
Report That General Lost Arm In
Battle Is Officially Confirmed
., at Vera Crux.
Galveston. Tex.. Juno 12. A cabin
gram vocolved hero on Thursday from
Vera Cruz officially confirmed the ro-
port that General Obregon lost his
right arm In tho battlo of Loon. The
messago stated that the Mexican com
mander rofuBed to abandon tho fight
lng line until his troons woro tin
Bured of victory. nlthouRh a nhvut
clan warned him that It would cost
him his llfo If ho did not recelvo Im
modlate surgical attention. He
now out of danger.
No Money Strlnaencv.
Chicago, Juno 11. Jaiacs B. Forgan
sayu It is too oarly to quoto figures,
but as far as ho can seo thfs year
tnoro wui uo no moro money strln
French Seize SnySusDeets.
Cadiz, Juno 14. Tho French crutsor
Du Chnyta Btoppod tho Spanish steam
or Cannlojas, from Laracho, Morocco
and tool: into custody two porsons w
declared thomselves Dutch citizens
but who wero regarded as suspects
Auto Overturns; One Dead.
Baltlmoro, Md., Juno 14. Badly
crushed and mangled, tho lifeless
body of DougluB T. Thomas, Jiv.-ono
of tuo most prominent younger nrchl
tocts of tho country, was found
under his overturned automobllo.
SLAYER IS LYNCHED
GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS CALLS
OUT THREE COMPANIES OF
MILITIA TO QUELL RIOTERS.
SEVERAL PERSONS ARE HURT
Sheriff of Johnston City Appeals for
'Aid After Assassination of Wealthy
Farmer and Wounding of His
Daughter by Sicilian Miner.
Johnston City, 111., Juno 12. Joseph
Strondo, n Sicilian mlno worker, who
was arrested on the charge of assas
sinating, W. E. Chapman, a wealthy
farmer, and wounding his daughtor,
wns taken from jail on Thursday and
Sovcral persons woro hurt In n
fight between tho sheriff and mem
bers of tho mob.
Governor Dunno ordered out three
companies of militia to Johnston City
to quell rioting there.
A mossago asking for troops reached
tho governor at Springfield fromtho
sheriff nt Johnston City. Ho Immedi
ately called In Acting Adjutant Gen
eral Shand for a conferenco. It was
decided to send Company II of Shelby
villo, Company F of Benton and Com
pany K of Cairo, Fourth regiment,
to Johnston City.
OF INTEREST TO SHIPPERS
nterstate Commerce Hearing on Op
eration of Great Northern Pacific
Portland, Ore., Juno 12. Unusual
public interest is centered in tho In
terstate commerce commission hear
ing to be held in San Francisco Juno
22, to determine whether or not the
operation of the Great Northern Pa
cific. Steamship company between
Portland, Flavel-Astoria and San
Franslco is in violation of tho inter
state commerce law which prohibits
railroad corporations from owning nnd
controlling stock in competitive steam
ship lines. Shippers of the Northwest
are Interested in the outcome for the
reason that tho service afforded by
tho Great Northern Pacific Steamship
company between these points Is in
tho nature of direct competition with
tho Southern Pacific railway, which
heretofore has had a virtual monopoly
of tho freight carrying business be
tween Portland nnd San Francisco.
Tho contention of tho Pacific coast
shippers is that tho law under which
investigation in being mado wbb cre
ated for tho express purpose of pre
venting railway companies from buy
ing competitive -etenmshlps for the
purposo of eliminating competition,
and that an adverse ruling in tho case
of tho Great Northern Pacific Steam
ship company would result In de
priving tho shippers nnd travelers of
Portland, Seattle, Spokane nnd other
Washington, Montana, Minnesota,
North Dakota and California points
of tho additional service which the
two passenger-express boats of the
line have furnished them.
GERMANY IS GIVEN U. S. NOTE
Gerard Presents American Reply to
the Foreign Office Berlin Press
Berlin, Germany (via London), June
14. Ambassador Gerard presented the
American note at the German foreign
offco on Friday. It was well received
In official quarters.
Tho American noto was printed In
full and given tho greatest prominence
In tho Berlin newspapers. Tho head
lines of tho nowspapers varied In
wording, but wore similar in tone.
Among tho captions wero:
"America Stands Firm."
"A-Very Solomn Warning."
"Grave American Warning to Ger
"A Grave Appeal."
INVADERS TAKE MONFALCONE
Austrlans Destroy Stronghold South
of Trent as Enemy's Army
Udlne, Italy, Juno 12. Italian troops
aro within sight of tho city of Trieste
From tho hilltops near Monfnlcono
thoy can seo tho city, tho capturo of
which Is ono of tho main objectives
of tho Itulian campaign.
Tho occupation of Monfalcone is re
garded by Italians as of great impor
tance Monfnlcono Is tho center of
electrical supply for Trlesto and has
large shipbuilding yards.
On taking possession of Monfalcone
thejtallans ran up their flag on tho
ruins of an ancient tower built by tho
Popo to Get Prize.
Romo, Juno 12. It became known
hero that tho Nobol poaco prizo will
bo conferred upon Pope Boncdlct XV.
Americans Want Cargoes.
. Now York, Juno 14. American lm
porters decided at a meeting hero to
appeal personally to President Wilson
for immediate relief from Britain's ro
strlctlons, which aro holding noncon
Cincinnati Yards Closed.
Cincinnati, Juno 14. Tho Union
Stockyards hero wero closed by n
now order of quarantine from tho gov
ernmont bureau of animal Industry at
Washington on account of tho foot-
OF INTERE8T TO ALL.
Auto owners of Chndron have form
ed a good roads' club.
Beatrice churcheB nro planning a
big reunion revival for this fall.
Nebraska druggists nnd undertak
ers, both, will meet In Huntings next
Plans for the Farmers' Co operative
creamory building at Fremont, nro
Landls Payne of Ulysses had an
arm broken while cranking an au
tomobile. The Stato Flro Insurance associa
tion will hold its next meeting nt
Work on tho new First Congrega
tional church building at Beatrico
will begin soon.
Crop damages from recent hall
storms In tho vicinity of Hustings nro
estimated at $30,000.
Citizens of Brady arc planning to
celebrate July fifth. $200 has already
been raised., for tho occasion.
The $15,000 electric light plant for
Lyons Is well under way and la ex
pected to be completed by July 1.
Falls City men are starting tho
work of making thousands of barrels
to handle tho expected apple harvest.
Police Judge N. A. Dean of York,
recently fined a restaurant man there
$200 and costs for illegal sale of
George F. Wolz of Fremont has
been appointed state consul of tho
Lincoln hlghwny by President Joy of
the Lincoln Highway association.
Frank Flco,.an Italian workman on
a Burlington work train, fell from a
car at Curtis, breaking his neck. Tho
train then passed over his body, crush
ing him entirely.
Oscar Hornyak, 17, son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. Hornyak of Hastings, wns se
riously injured when ho fell down tho
new three-story Gumpert building ele
vator Bhaft at Fremont.
A grand jury has been called by
Judgo Hanna of Grand Island to in
quire into the shooting of Roy Fox
by Benjamin Galbralth In Loup coun
ty Boven months ago.
Tho 1915 graduates of the Wahoo
high school number fifty-eight, making
ono of tho largest classes in propor
tion to the size of the town In Ne
John W. Gilbert will celebrate tho
fiftieth anniversary of his settlement
In Saline county next September by
presenting a library building to the
town of Friend.
Omaha won over Fremont in n
lively contest for the next convention
of the Nebraska Retail Liquor Deal
ers' association during their annual
convention at Norfolk.
The sew- Seventh Day Baptist
Church at North Loup has been dedl
cated. The now church, which cost
$15,000, roplaces a structure destroy
ed by lightning last Augusts
A contract has been let to a Grand
Island firm to build a theater In Lex
ington. Tho houso will havo a seat
ing enpacity of COO and.wilLbo con
structed of reinforced concrete and
Miss Flora Hart of Central City
lias rceived word that her brother,
Peter Hart, lias been wounded in
Europe. Tho young man, who is 23
years old, enlisted with a Canadian
Arrangements for n two days' bar-
beque to be held during tho Gage
county fair were made at a meeting
of the directors. Tho fair is to be
hold at Beatrico September 27 to
The 3-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Weed, residing on a farm
northwest of Fremont, is lying at the
point of death as tho result ofMnirns
ho received when ho fell into a tub of
scalding water while playing at his
Patrons of the Dunbar schools havo
petitioned tho board of education
there to name tho date- for holding a
special election for the purpose of vot
ing bonds, not to exceed tho sum of
$25,000, to build a now school building,
Plans for entertaining tho- crowds
which will attend tho third annual
tractor meot to be held at Fremont,
August 9 to 14, aro being pushed. Thir-
ty-ono tractor firms havo entered for
West Polrlt, Beemer, Wlsner, Pilger,
Elgin, Columbus nnd a lot of other
towns on tho intlnerary of tho good
roads and good fellowship automobile
tour tho Omaha Commercial club Is
planning for Juno 24, havo written to
the club their thanks for being lnclud
ed on tho route. They announce thoy
are glad tho Omnha crowd Is coming
and will bo waiting for them at the
On tho S. R. Rowo farm in Garden
City, east of Fremont, a largo hay
stack constructed over a hogpen fell
in upon seventeen hogs, Tho hogs
wero smothered to death. Mr. Stew
art, who owns them, estimates his
loss at $300. Continuous soaking by
heavy rains caused tho stack to cave
A Bccond Nebraska National guard
will bo organized in Beatrico.
Tho new headquarters of tho Hast
ings Knights of Columbus has heon
Directors of the Nebraska Business
Men's association are making elabo
rate plans for tho proposed Chautau
qua to bo hold tho week of August
10 at tho Carter Lako club, Omaha,
Secretaries Bryan and Rodflold of the
federal cabinet, Governor Hamlin o!
tho fcdoral rcservo hoard and Gov
ernor Morehead aro among those in
STORM KILLS DOZED
SEVEN DEAD IN WISCONSIN AND
FIVE IN IOWA.
CAR UN OF CHICAGO STRIKE
Employes of the Surface and Elevat
ed "System -Numbering Over
14,000 Quit Work.
La Crosse, Wis. Twelve person
are reported dead in the storm which
swept OVc"r western Wisconsin and.
-parts of Minnesota and Iowa Satur
day night. Seven arc said to havo lost.
their lives near Ferryvllle, Wis., and.
five near Lansing, la.
An eight-mile atrip from a point
two miles east of Ferryvllle to n
point ten miles near the village
Seneca, was swept clear and every
farm house was wrecked or damaged.
The storm was nt Its worst on tho
farm home of James Flnlcy, whore
Ills mother, son and two sisters,- one
ot whom had just come on a visit.
were killed. Finley himself sustained
two broken legs, and Ills wlfo was
Thirty persons wero injured, sev
eral of whom are in hospitals in La.
Crosso In a serious condition.
Chlcaao Car Men Strike.
Chicago. 14.500 employes of the.
surface and elevated traction sys
tems of this city have cone on
strike. The strike was called after a.
lengthy conference of the transporta
tion officials, lnbor leaders and Mayor
Thompson had showed the interests
nl odds on tho question of increased
wages, which tho, men Insisted must
be guaranteed before arbitration
could be considered.
The police at once becan arranco-
ments for protecting workmen who
were rendy to take the cars out.
The traction companies have becan
a campaign of publicity, a page ad
vertisement appearing in daily papers
m which tho responsibility for th
strike was placed on the unions.
"the companies have repeatedly of
fered to arbitrate any nnd all ques
tions on a fair basis," was tho main.
Scottsbluff Man Assassinated.
Scottsbluff. Neb. Josenh Lavton
was shot and Instantly killed Saturday
nlght about 9 o'clock by an unknown
assassin. He wa3 sitting at a table
reading, In company with his father-in-law,
when tho bullet, a large-caliber..
steel-jacketed missile, entered the-
window, penetrating the head near the
base of tho brain, back of tho richt
ear, emerging over the left eye. Ley
ton had been here nearly thirty years,
was prosperous and well to do. He
was married about a year ago, and his
wife, who has been in a hosDital for
several weeks, has returned home and'
was in bed in an adjoining room at
tho time of the tragedy. About three
years ago Layton had trouble with a
nussian over the division of water
from a lateral which both used. A.
fight followed and Layton struck the-
Russian with a shovel, inflicting a fa
tal blow. He was acquitted as having
acted in self-defense. He paid the
Russian family a damage judgment
later. It is not known whether this
had anything to do with the tragedy-
Johnson Kills Jitney License Bill. -Sacramento,
Cal. Measures licens
ing 5-cent fare automobiles, abolishing
tho practice of vivisection In Califor
nia, and limiting to 12 per cent a
year Interest rates on money loans
woro among tho 22C of a total of 99T
bills passed by tho recent legislature
which Governor Johnson "pocket ve
toed" by failing to sign by Juno 13,
when tho tlmo limit for converting
the bills into laws expired.
Tho antl-vlvlsection bill, had been:
declared illegal by tho attorney gen
eral. Governor Johnson said Ills rea
son for not signing tho "jitney" mens
uso was that the problem was so new
ho did not think could be properly
dealt with nt this time by nn Inflexible
Bambs Damage Pola Arsenal.
Rome. Tho arsenal at the Austro
Hungarian naval station at Pola, on
tho Adriatic, lias been almost entirely
destroyed by bombs dropped from an
Italian alrship.-according to the Mes
aaggaro. There wero at tho time at
tho arsenal ten warships, Including
a battleship, two cruisers and several
submarines. Some of these vessels
aro supposed to have been damaged.
Dr. Cook to Climb Mt. Everest.
San FranclBco. Dr. Frederick A.
Cook, explorer, arrived hero on his
way to India. He said ho would at
tempt tho ascent of Mount Everest,
tho highest known mountain.
Explosion Kills Four Persons.
Quincy, III. Four men nro known
to havo been killed nnd another is
missing, ns a result of tho explosion
of 200 pounds of nitroglycerlno in tho
warohouso of tho Du Pont Powder
Works nt Ashburn, Mo., twenty-live
miles south of here.
Three lowans Drown..
Independence. Ray uliie, David
Sickles and James Sickles wem
drowned in the Wnpslplnlcon river
here when their boat overturned. A.
Sewell was In boat but Bwam ashore.
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