The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, February 04, 1916, Image 6
THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, GOVERljrSGOST EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERN MENT FOR LAST QUARTER OF 1915 EXPENDITURE COMPARISON Items of General Interest Gathered from Reliable Sources Around the Stato House. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Lincoln. Stato Auditor Smith's ro port of expenses of tho stato govern mont for the threo months ending Jan uary 1 shows a total of $1,107,220.08. Tho total exponded for tho provlous quarter was $1,124,032.91. A comparison of expenditures dur ing tho two quarterly periods bIiowb that tho cost of mlloaRo and travollns oxpensos of stato olllcors and cm ploycs during tho third quarter was $15,430.85. During tho fourth quarter this dropped to ?10,535.C5. Tho record shows that among all of tho departments tho llvo stock sani tary board hcadu tho list In tho matter of mileage and traveling expenses. That board spont $1,157.98 In threo months. Tho state railway commis sion camo next with an expenditure of $784.20. Tho game and fish commis sion spent $740 for this purpose, whilo tho stato suporlntondont's department comes next with $C72.88 for milengo and traveling oxpensos. Tho four Btato normals spont $789 for traveling expenses and mileage. For salaries and wages tho stato spent $409,114.20 during tho last quar tor of tho year. It spent $5,415 for postage $212,901 for pormanent lm provements and now buildings, nnd $109,331 for sundry claims and mis cellaneous. The stato board of control which has chargo of flftcon institutions oxponded for all purposes $342,757, of which $93,530 was for salaries and wngos and $34,GG7 for now buildings and $10,2GG for permanent improvements. In tho threo months tho stato spent $02,490 for food for its officers and wards of tho stato. It paid $32,383 for fuel and lights, and $0,220 for tolo graph and telephones. Tho following Is a summary of tho expenditures of tho board of control for fifteen Btato institutions during tho period: Summary of 15 Institutions and the Board Ralarlea nnd whkon $ iij can 92 Transportation, tolcKinpli nnd 'M'630,9Z telephone t sr.i sn Clothifi0' ,00d :::::::: doming , f en n. Htatlonery, books, etc.: tu,7 Fuel, light nnd power ! 32 5m in Machinery, tools, etc... r' 11024 General repairs 17 40117? Miscellaneous " ! nr'src Kurnlturo and equipment ZUc.'.M Permanent Improvement It 2Ufi 24 New buildings nnd land awtnlsi Tot11- $312,757.95 8ummary of State Normal Schools. naianes , 57 3113 81 Otbor services and expenses. . . '. 22!ir,o;s3 nooks and prlntlnc . 6 170 OS Telephone nnd telegraph 51" os Postage nSMo Mileage and traveling expenses. 7SQ22 Ofllce supplies 1 r.Zy nn Kurnlturo and repairs q'smbi llnlldlngs 1 34 011 51 Miscellaneous lo'finM Toln- ?143,603,D1 Tho following recapitulation shows tho comparison of oxpenscB of thu sov oral departments of tho stato govern ment for third and fourth quartors: RECAPITULATION. Third Balarlcs and wages ' 7" 0712 Oilier BorvlccH 111HI expenses 'w'en llopks nnd printing '.7....: .... . ! ::' 25324 26 Telegraph nnd telephone ! 2 swift Postage n 137 04 Mileage and traveling expenses .'.......I.'!.!.'!! isltholso Offlco supplies ............ I (1 190 48 Furniture, repairs nnd equipment i&iXAl Institutional libraries, binding cases and publishing reports . t -MRIOS Automobile number plntua .'..'..'..' C.'o75.'34 Use In prosecutions . 3 504 7C A to agriculture .... . .. .. 7 845 89 Aid to Bchool districts ......I!.!...;... ..... . .S4H. Normal training aid 'll.bbolo'o Remodeling room In capltol 144000 Hupport of national guards, armory and rl tile prnctlco.. 13,495.5 4 Htato aid bridge 7') 480 72 ntiito fair topalr and premiums ; 7'.82',4S Motion picture films 40141 Hlnglo miscellaneous ltoms 9 010 73 university departmental expenses ,, 12,403.14 Permanent Improvements, now buildings and lands.... 270,010.59 Articles of food 02 759.51 Btock feed C J39 05 Fuel, light and puwor 2o'.BC3'.73 Maoli nory, tools, etc , 0,590.90 Clothing 7 137 70 Glanders and dnurlno .... . . 8undry claims and miscellaneous , 79,435'.S4 tmmmlmmtm9 Grand lotnla $1,121,032.94 Threo days' program for tho colo uration to bo hold nt Lincoln for tho flftioth anniversary of tho stato of No braska bus been arranged for by tho oxecutivo committee By agreement botween Attornoy Gen eral Reed for tho stato and attornoys for oil companies doing business lit Nobraska tho Injunction suits Insti tuted In tho district court of Douglas county to prevent C. B. Harmon, stato oil Inspector, from collecting Inspec tion fees wore dismissed. Tho com panies will pay nil inspection foes to Mr. Ilnrmnn, who will use as much of tho funds as nocossary to pay tho ox pensos of his various departments, tho balanco of tho foes to bo turned over to tho clerk of tho supromo court. One hundred and twenty million dol lars is passing directly out of tho stato ovory year to mall order houses, according to Nnthan Roberts, secre tary of tho Stato Hardware Men's as sociation, and a mombor of a commit tee establishing tho Nobraska Retail ors' congress, in addressing tho lum bermen's convention. Ono of tho prima objects of tho congress will bo to nfllliato all retail organizations In tho state, with tho oxproBB aim of fighting mall order concerns and keeping money within tho Btato. 8TOCK SHIPMENT8 INCREASE Railway Commission Records Show Big Increase In Shipments. Live Btock shipments within ftho state of Nebraska during the fiscal railroad year ended Juno 30, 1915, amounted to 05,281 carloads, being nenrly 7.C0O carloads more than tho preceding year. Shipments of llvo stock from Nebraska to other states aggre gated 41,970 cars, an Increase of nearly 3,000. Lumber shipments, both stato and Interstate, havo been decreasing al most Bteadjly for tho past six years. Last year tho number of cars shipped within Nebraska was 2,028, being less than in any former year slnco 1908, in clusive, and only one-fourth as many as in 1911, Tho shipments of lumber received from other states last year came to 21,580 carloads, which was tho lowest number in eight years. Coal shipments in Nebraska for tho fiscal year of 1914-15 wore only 1,158 carloads, or only a little over half as many as in tho preceding annum. Shipmonts from outside tho stnte to Nobraska, however, reached 71,721 car loads, being 5,000 moro than the year beforo and tho largest of any year except 1913. The foregoing figures arc.oxhlbltcd in a tabulation made up In tho ofllce of the stato railway commission. Rulings of Sanitary Board. Tho Nebraska Sanitary Doard has adopted regulations regarding tho ship ment of stallions and Jacks Into tho stulo of Nebraska that require a health certificate This .health ccrtlflcato mado aftor Inspection by a graduato veterinarian must show that stallions nnd assos brought Into tho state aro froo from such hereditary, infectious, contagious or transmlsslblo diseases as: urothal gleet, melanosis, periodic opthalmla (moon-blindness), laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring), dourine, glan ders, farcy, and that such animals aro free from tho following defects or blemishes: cataract, (glass eyo) chorea, St. Vitus dance, string halt, bono spavin, ring bone, side bone, curb, with curby formation of hock, or Is seriously defective !n conformation, or vicious disposition. Dr. Fast Goes to Hastings. Dr. W. S. Fast, for tho last threo years superintendent of tho institute for fooblo-mindcd at Bontrlco, has boon tendered tho position of superin tendent of tho hospital for the lnsano nt Hastlngo, tho largest In tho state, to succeed Dr. M. W. Daxter, who re signed rccontly following an Investi gation by tho board of control into hlo accounts. Aftor a confcrcnco Friday with tho board of control Dr. Fast accepted tho now position, which gives him chnrgo over twlco tho population as ho has Buporvlsed at Doatrlcc, and broadens his field of work. Slnco the otato board of education lands and funds authorized n roap prnlsement of state Bchool lands in Howard county, resulting in a decreaso of $17,000 In tho total valuation, re ported by tho county board, it Is be ginning to hear from other counties. Tho commissioners of Cherry county complain against tho appraisement put on school lands In their county last spring, after Land Commissioner Beck man and Secretary of Stato Pool had been thcro to look over tho tracts. There Is still sorao land in Cherry Fourth Quarter. 409.114.26 44.287.20 36.CG5.96 6,220.20 5,415.30 10,535.35 7,559.81 43,041.01 1,054.95 28,732.00 9.403.26 8.432.17 270.97 33,271.37 21,299.46 212,961.03 62,490.00 32,383.19 12,115.24 9,680.21 1,754.49 109,331.39 11,107,220.08 county to bo appraised. Tho county bonrd mombors thought It would bo n good thing If members of the Btato board would coma up and go over tho ground with thorn. Ono of tho fnrmors' most troublo Bomo problems Is tho equalization of labor throughout tho year. Among tho suggestions glvon to tho students at tho collogo of agrlculturo for wlntor work nro tho following: Repair each piece of farm maehiuory, mako tools and do othor carponter and repair work, oil and repair harness, haul mnnuro, sharpen all tools, sharpon mower sickles, sharpon posts for fences, prune orchard and othor trees, clean sood, repair buildings (particu larly lnsido work, and market grain and hay, Stato Money for Irrigators Somo of tho funds appropriated by tho last legislature for tho encourago ment of pumping Irrigation which was loft to tho disposal of tho regents of tho University of Nobraska, aro still available. According to tho provisions of tho bill, tho monoy may bo received by anr responsible Individual or organ ization in tho western section of tho state who will contribute a llko amount of his or their own funds. When tho plant is comploto and tho woll has proved to bo a buccosb, the contribu tion from tho stato is to bo returned. E 10 TO 20 PER CENT WAGE IN CREASE TO BE ASKED BY MINERS AT INDIANAPOLIS. SEEK TWO-YEAR CONTRACT Uniform Day and Wage for All Classes of Labor Coal Must Do Weighed Before Being Screened and Paid For on Mine-Run Baals. Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Tho United Mlno Workers of America on Frldny adopted tho report of tho scalo com mittee, which asked for a ralso of ten por cent for tho bituminous minors nnd workers about tho mines and 20 per cent for tho nnthraclto workers. T r Till.. m T , 1 . . I . . . 1 . J ... n .1 villi uiiuur ui 1 iiiouui 1311 10 ijiiuiiuiiiu j of tho scale committee Tho demands will bo brought boforo tho bituminous , operators at Mobllo February 8 and boforo tho anthraclto operators at 1 Now York February 21. Tho demands follow: For bituminous districts: All coal to bo weighed boforo being screened and paid for on a mlnorun , basis. .' Ton por cont per ton Incrcaso nt I tho basing point. I Ten per cent lncreaso on all dead work and yardago. Twenty por cent incrcaso on all day labor. Uniform day and wago scalo for all classes of outsldo and insldo day la bor. Proper readjustment of tho machlno differential at tho basing point. Tho eight-hour day shall apply from bank to bank. All local inequalities and Internal differences to bo referred to tho vari ous districts affected for settlement. Contract In offect for two years. Weekly pays. Every other Saturday an Idlo day. Tho domands of the anthraclto min ers formulated at their trl-dlstrict convention held at Wllkosbarre, Pa., September 7 to 10, 1915, aro reaffirmed and Indorsed. U. S. MAY DISARM LINERS Washington Asko Powers to Agree on Set of Rules for Submarine Warfare. Washington, Jan. 31. A suggestion that all tho belligerent countries sub scribe to a declaration of principles governing attacks on merchant ves sols and forbidding tho nrmini? of such vessels has been made by tho United States in an offort to estab lish in International law n general policy disposing of many of tho vexa tious problems arising from tho de velopment of submarlno warfare. Identical notes have gone forward asking tho various countries at war to say specifically whether they aro willing to Join In such an agreement. Tho declaration of principles would provide: That noncombatant8 may expect protection under tho rules of In ternational law and tho principles of humanity when traveling on merchant ships. That warning must bo given boforo a merchantman Is attacked. That bolllgorent-owncd merchant ships must obey wnrnlngs to atop. That merchantmen shall not be tired on except In enso of reslftanco or flight. That no merchantman shall tio sunk except where It 1b Impossible to supply a prlzo crow, or until pas songors nnd crow aro placed In safety. Tho noto voIcob a warning that this government Is considering adoption of a policy undor which all armed mer chantmen that enter ports of tho United States In futuro shall bo con sidered war vossols, subject to tho established regulations governing In ternment. BRANDEIS TO SUPREME COURT President Nominates Boston Lawyer for Vacancy on Bench First Jew to Be Named. - Washlii.ton, Jon. 31. President Wilson Bent to tho sonnto on Friday tho nomination of Louis Dembltz Brandols of Boston to bo Supremo court Judgo, to All tho vncancy caused by tho death of Joseph Ruckor Lamar. Mr. nrandolB Is tho first man of Jewish nationality to bo named to tho Supromo court bonch. Ho Is woll known In tho legal world. Slnco 1897, when ho becamo senior memhor of Brandcls, Dunbar & Nut tor, ho has boon prominently connect ed with mnny Important litigations. Ho was counsel for tho shippers In tho advanced frolght rnto investigation boforo tho Interstate commerce com mission; ho was also counsel for tho pcoplo In tho proceedings Involving tho constitutionality of tho Oregon and Illinois ten-hour law for wonion. Mr. Brandcls Is flfty-nlno years old. Johnson-Wlllard Films Barred. Boston, Mass., Jan. 31. Tho moving plcturo films of tho Jack Johnson Jess Wlllard prlzo fight at Havana aro excluded from tho United States on a decision handed down by tho United States circuit court of appeals Six Hurt In Powder Blast. Philadelphia, Jan. 31. Thcro woro four explosions In rapid succession at tho Carney's Point (N. J.) plant of tho DuPont Powder company and Blx work men were Injured, threo sorloualy. Tho accident occurred In No. 3 plant. Iff DEMAND WAITING FOR THE CLAIM TURKS CRUSHED OTTOMAN ARMY SMASHED IN NORTHERN ASIA. British Suffer Heavy Losses in Effort to Cut Through to Kut-EI-Amara. London, Jan. 27. While tho British aro sacrlllcing thousands of mon In a heroic effort to cut their way through to Kut-el-Amara, where Genoral Town shend and a British army are bottled up by tho Turks, tho Russians to tho north aro making tho Turks strain ovory nervo to keep them from com ing to tho aid of the British. Tho grand duko's victory near Er- zerum proved to bo oven greater than early reports showed. According to Reuter's Telegraph company 4,000 Turks were captured by tho Russians, whllo tho number killed, wounded and forced Into scattered flight was enor mous. Tho dispatch adds that tho Rus sians took scores of machlno guns and n great quantity of munitions. "Engagements continuo at tho Kut- el-Amara positions," says tho report. "British forces coming from imam All Gherbl attacked on January 21 the Turkish position near Menlarle, about thirty-live kilometors (21 miles) east of Kut-el-Amara, on both sides of the Tigris river. "The engagement lasted six hours. Tho Turkish woro repulsed several kilometers to tho eastwnrd. "On tho battlefield tho British left about 3,000 dead. Tho Turkish losses wero comparatively slight. "British soldlors taken prlBonor stated that the British also hud lost 3,000 men In dead and wounded In the preceding engagements near Sheik Said." WILSON SPEAKS IN GOTHAM President Delivers Preparedness Ad dress Before Railroad Men U, S. Should Rush Defence Plans. New York, Jan. 29. "Plans for tho readjustment of tho United States army must bo formulated and carried out without delay, for wo do not know what tho circumstances of another month or ainthor day may bring forth." This was the warning sounded by President Wilson on Thursdny beforo tho members of the Railroad Business association at tho Waldorf hotel. It was tho president's first speech In tho campaign for preparedness and ho em phasized tho urgent necessity for Im mediate action nnd predicted that ade quate methods will ho omployed to In crcaso tho army and navy so that America need fear no foreign power. Inslstonco that tho American people lovo peace, but must bo treated Justly and must harmonlzo Internal racial and religious differences, marked Ms address beforo a conference of 1,600 Now York clergyman of nil denomina tions. Ho declared that peace was In consistent with abandonment of prin ciples and loss of self-respect. Tho president repeated his opposi tion to nctlon by tho federal govern ment on tho woman suffrago question in speaking to 200 members of tho Congressional Union for Woman Suf frago who called at his hotol and would not leavo until ho saw thorn. Ho roitoratod his position that ho would help U10 causo In Individual states wherovcr possible but politely turned aside efforts to cross-examine htm. Montenegrin Generals Surrender. Berlin (via wireless to Sayvlllo, L. I.), Jan. 29. Advices from Vienna on Thursday Bay that General Vukavltch has surrendered to tho Austrlans at Danllovgrad, togethor with sovera.1 othor Montenegrin generals. Russ Statesmen to England. Potrograd, Jan. 29. Tho uppor and lower houses of tho Russian parlia ment will confer shortly on tho Bub Joct of n visit of members of tho dunm to England. This visit probably will bo mado Easter. WATER TO RUN DRAFT BILL IS PASSED MEASURE READY FOR KING'S SIGNATURE. THE Bachelors and Widowers Will Forced to Serve in Army Ireland Excluded. Be London, Jan. 28. All that Is needed to make military servlco compulsory in Great Britain is tho king's signa ture to tho conscription measure, which passed tho houso of lords ou Wednesday on tho third reading. Tho bill was Introduced In tho houso of lords after It had passed tho houso of commons on tho third reading by a vote of 333 to 3(5, many labor mem bers who had been believed foes of conscription voting with tho ministry. Tho provisions of tho measure ex clude Ireland from conscription on tho ground that sho Is an allied but in tegral kingdom. Under the bill bachelors and wid owers between eighteen and forty-one years may bo forced to servo in tho army. Married men, eligiblcs who havo conscientious scruples against military service, clergymen, mon engaged In Indisponslblo government work, mon who are sick, men who havo persons dependent upon them for support and cripples aro excluded. England, Scotland and Wales are In cluded In tho bill. Tho king Is expocted to Blgn tho bill at oncb. From its Inception In tho brain of Premier Asqulth King Goorgo has been an earnest advocato of the conscription measure. Bristol, England, Jan. 28. Tho Brit ish labor conference, by a vote of 1, 847,000 to 206,000, gave its approval to tho government's conscription bill. Tho resolution In favor of support ing tho government, was passed amid cheers shortly after the three-day ses sion of the labor conference opened. GERMANS CUT FRENCH LINE Paris Admits Reverses as Great Teu ton Offensive Continues Nleuport Cathedral Destroyed. London, Jan. 27. Apparently undis mayed by tho defeat of their terrific effort to break tho allied line near tho mouth of tho Ysor, tho Germans re newed their attacks and, according to offlclal French admission on Tuesday, gained a foothold In trenches on tho Arras-Lens rond. Germans mado desperate charges on the Arras-Lens road. Though they gained a foothold at soveral places, tho French for tho most part dislodged them. Berlin reports tho destruction of tho cathedral at Nleuport by artillery flro. Tho official statement ays: "The tower of Complo and the cathe dral at Nleuport, which offered excel lent observation posts for tho enemy, wero destroyed. "East of Nouvlllo our troops attacked ono of tho foremost trenches of tho French, following somo successful mlno explosions, nnd captured throe machlno guns and 100 prisoners. "A German aeroplano squadron at tacked the military establishments and aorodromo at Nancy, and tho fnc torlos at Baccara." Dunkirk, In northorn Franco, has been shollod by Gorman aeroplanes, it was officially announced by tho admi ralty. Two aeroplanes woro in tho squadron that attacked tho city. The hospitals aro at Dunkirk. Eight Lost With Schooner. San Francisco, Jan. 31. Eight men, tho crow of the steam schoonor Aberdeen, wero glvon up for lost on Friday when wrockago from tho boat began coming ashoro two miles and a half below tho harbor entrance. Tourists' Baggage Burns. Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 31. After thieves had robbed tho Union depot hero thoy Bet flro to tho baggage room and tho structure was burned to tho ground. Tho luggago of many north em tourists was destroyed. U. S. WARNS BRITAIN LANSING CITES ILL FEELING CAUSED BY SEIZURE OF AMERICAN MAIL. NOTE SENT TO LONDON Message From State Department Do Clares That America Will Not Ad. mlt Right to Search of Neutral Mall on the High Seas. Washington, Jan. 29. Tho text ol tho American protest to Great Britain against intorferonco with noutral malls, made public on Thursday, ro veals that diplomatic and consular pouches havo been treated In a man ner tho United States considers "voxa tlously inquisitorial." Tho noto de scribes tho practices of British offi cials aB "unwarranted interferences," and urgently requesting a prompt re ply, points out that "a strong fooling i3 being aroused" In this country by tho loss of valuablo lettors, whllo for eign banks nro refusing to cash Amer ican drafts becauso thoy havo no as surances that drafts ure sccuro in tho mails. Tho United States declares that par cel post articles aro entitled to tho exemptions of neutral trado, and do ilies tho right of Great Britain to tako noutral mall ships Into British Juris diction for purposes of search and then submit thorn to local censorship regulations. It also donlos that tho British government has any authority over neutral scaled malls on ships which merely touch at British ports. With tho text of tho American noto was mado public Great Britain's ad interim reply, saying that questions of princlplo raised by tho United States havo mado It necessary for Groat Britain to consult her allies beforo an swering finally, and indicating that thero will bo no unnecessary delay in tho negotiations. Tho American noto is in tho form of a memorandum to Ambassador Pago at London, instructing him to fllo a "formal and vigorous protest." I SPARKS FROM U THE WIRE Paris, Jan. 27. Through tho offices of tho International Red Cross com mission exchange of French and Gor man prisoners of war who aro suffer ing from tuberculosis has been effect ed. El Paso, Tex., Jan. 28. Tho bodies of Benjamin Snell and Frank Woods,. American cowboys, havo been found west of Cuslhulrlachlc, according to an unconfirmed report from western Chihuahua, reaching hero on Wednes day. Snell nnd Woods wero reported last week to havo loft Cuslhulrlachlc with Roy and John Kramer to rescue tho father of tho latter, Dr. David Kra mer, who had been wounded In the log, by i: bandit, and who was hiding In tho mountains. Now York, Jan. 29. Eugeno Van Schalck, millionaire president of the Knickerbocker Oil and Gas company, and a cousin of Col. Theodoro Rooso velt, committed suicide at his ofllco, 30 East Forty-second street, on Thurs day. Mr. Van Schaick, who was sixty years old, ended his life by Bhootlng. Chicago, Jan. 29. Fifteen thousand dollars was taken from tho Washing ton Fark National bank on Thursday by five youthful automobllo bandits lit ono of tho most daring robborios evei committed in Chicago. II. W. Mahan, president of tho bank, announced that tho bank was fully protected against loss. Tho men entered tho paying tellor's cago and ordorcd tho toller to glvo them tho monoy. Tho bandits then escaped in an auto. MEXICANS SEIZE U. S. MEN Four Other Soldiers Either Drowned or Shot to Death While Swim ming In Rio Grande. Brownsville, Tox., Jan. 28. Two American soldiers wero seized by armed Mexicans and four others, fired upon, were drowned in tho Rio Grande at Progroso, Tex., on Wednesday. Threo United States army officers who led a rescuing expedition into Mexico, havo been placed undor arrest. Tho mon wero swimming In tho river and hnd crossed to tho Mexican bank whon two wero made prisoners by a band of Mexicans. Tho others swam madly for tho American shore, volleys of bullets following thorn. Tho missing: Pri vate William C. Wheoler, Prlvato 11. Peterson. Tho drowned: Sergeant Owen L. Clement, Corporal Michael F. King. Prlvnto Henry A. Rohdo, Prlvato Charles D. Wilton. A relief expedition was immediately organized in an, offort to rescue tho two captured men, but It failed to find trace of tho Amer icans. Clubman Leaps to Death. Chicago, Jan. 31. Albert H. Schor zer, president of tho Scherzer Rolling Lift Brldgo company, consulting en gineer and member of many clubs, committed sulcldo by Jumping 16 floors In tho Monadnock block. Freighter Goes to Bottom. New York, Jan. 31. Tho British freighter, Chase Hill, 4,583 tons, which loft Now York on January 18, for Havre, has gono to tho bottom, accord lng to word brought hero by tho Brit ish steamer Indralema.