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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
The State News of
the Week in Brief
An Epitome of All tho Big and In
teresting Events of the Past Few
Days In Nebraska.
Tho three Omaha police ofllcers
who took part In singing "Die Wncht
Am Rhelu" during u recent drinking
bout at the German Home In the
south part of the city, faco dismissal
from the department. Tho order re
moving the ofllcers may come from
the governor's olllco If not from the
Damage suit to the amount of
00,000 has been llled ngnlnst tho St.
Joseph & Grand Island Railroad com
4nny by several Davenport property
owners nnd a number of Insurance
firms who clnlm that sparks from a
lefectlvo locomotive owned by the
road caused the $00,000 lire In Daven
port's business district May 10.
The other night someone entered
the stable yards of Life Nelson, prom
inent farmer living near Gretna, and
knocked his" two valuable horses on
(he head.' Indications are that an ax
or a hnmmer was used to commit tho
crime. The horses were permanently
-injured and mny die.
The report that tho Omaha govern
' ment balloon school Is to be moved
to Salt Lake City, Utah, Is flatly de
nied by Washington officials. Instead
of moving the school It Is proposed to
enlarge ,lt and make It a permanent
T. S. Allen, U. S. district atorney- at
Lincoln, hns received word from tho
department of the Interior at Wash
ington, warning the public against
purlieu who claim to be able to se
curo prior rights to entry on railroad
lands In Oregon, title to which has
been reverted to the government.
John P. Albln, editor of tho Brain
ard Clipper, nnd well known through
out he state, died last week. His re
.menlns were Interred at David City,
bis former home.
The new Columbus canning plant,
flnnnccd entirely by local capital, has
launched Its first season's run. The
factory started with n force of thirty
"Summy's Girls," a junior Red
Cross club, has been organized nt the
liome of Mrs. W. W. Wright of
Hebron. The members nre girls be
tween the ages of ten and "thirteen.
Misjudging the speed, of a train,
"William Ackcrmun of Fremont was
struck and thrown several feet, re
ceiving only slight Injuries, no was
a' crossing flngmnn.
Tho new ?5,000 county church at
Purple Cane, Dodge county, was
lormnlly opened last week. Con
gressman Dan V. Stevens was the
The Natlonnl Swine Show which Is
to be. held in Omaha, October 3 to 10,
Is expected to surpass any exhibition
-of Its knd ever held In the middle
To accommodate the vast number
of soldiers soon to be stationed nt
Fort Omaha, new barracks and other
buildings will be erected In n faw
Fines aggregating $287 were Im
posed on eight men residing near Al
liance, found .guilty of shooting prai
rie chicken out of season.
Range cnttle sold for $0.75 per
liuudred pounds nt South Omaha the
other day, tho highest price ever paid
for range cnttlo on that market.
Syracuse Is preparing to organize a
company of National reserve guards.
The guard will be known as the Syra
The Jefferson county live stock
show will be held nt Fnlrbury from
October 10 to 12.
A. C. Smith, president of the Ne
braska section of the Navy League of
tho United States requests all gar
ments made by ladles of Nebraska
auxiliaries be sent to Mrs. .T. C. Fra
ycr, 1310 Sxtecnth street, Wnshlng
ton, D. C, who will see that they are
delivered to the ships Intended by the
Kdward Moorehend of Falls City,
son of ox-Goveronr Moorehend. has
been nsslgned to General Harries,
commander of the Nebraska brigade,
1 as an nldo and Is with tho general at
' Camp Cody, Doming, N, M.
Harvard's new city park was dedi
cated just recently with appropriate
ceremony. The grounds contain two
large fountains of running wnter,
beautiful trees, shrubes and all that
Is required to mnko nn Ideal place of
F. 13. Beuchler, son of A. F. Bench
lor, editor of the Grand Island Inde
pendent, and 13. II. Almqust of Wn
lioo, are two young men who will rep
resent Nebraska In tho West Po'lnt
Military graduating clnss of 1018.
Both men graduate with high honor.
I.i'iitennnt Governor Edgar Howard
uui'le the statement in Central City
Just recently that Merrick county, In
proportion to population, has less
diskyal citizens than any county In
After being married more than
forty-seven yeurs Mrs. Mary A. Sesco
of Odcll secured a dlvorco from her
husband at Beatrice on tho grounds of
Roporta of Lincoln county commis
sioners show nn Increase in th tax
! levy this year from 07.5 to 108.48 mils
on the dollar.
"Give drafted farmers of Nebraska
th right-of-way in tho harvest" la
tho slogan that tho First' district ap
peal board is promulgating over tho
stnte. "Wo aro allowing some fnr
mors exemption until December 1 to
harvest nnd husk their crops,", said
the chalrmnn of tho board. "That
time la very short. Neighbors should
get up husking bees to help these
drafted farmers out, so that every
Nebraska farmer will lenvo his crop
in marketable shape before he goes
Into tho natlonnl army."
Editor Norton of the llumHoldt
Standard has lost two of his trusty
assistants because of the wur. His
sou, Hurry, bus enlisted In tho Nu
tlonal Guard, Sixth regiment, and his
foreman, Henry Schleldegger, Joined
the hospital corps of tho navy some
time ngo. The print shop Is strand
ed and Mr. Norton now thinks If tho
war continues much longer ho will
unite with tho boys In tho effort to
eliminate Kaiser Bill.
August Schmlchteuberg, for forty
yeurs a resident of . Pierce county,
was on the South Omaha market Just
recently with a carload of feeders of
his own raising which averaged 1,000
pounds and sold at $0.25. Mr.
Schmtchtcnhcrg still has around sixty
head of cnttle out on his farm and
says ho expects to feed one or two
loads this coming winter.
Citizens of Erlcson have organized
nh association for the purpose of pre
venting fishermen from catching more
fish In Lake Erlcson than the law
permits. The lake has been well
stocked with game Hsu. The resi
dents like to have people come and
fish, but they do object to- any Indi
vidual taking away more than the law
William G. Kraulcldls, the River
dale Luthcraitfrinlnlstcr ordered In
terned as an alien enemy, Is now. In
the Lancaster county Jail at Lincoln.
Contrary to other reports Rev. Krnu
leldls Is far from repentant and Is
still aggressively pro-German In his
sympathies. He will be Interned ul
Six boxes of hospital dressings are
on their way to France, sent from tho
Omaha Wur Relief society. Thin
menus about 7,000 articles to be used
In the war hospitals for the wounded
soldiers. The War Relief society
averages about 5,000 dressings v
Steam-heated barracks, all the com
forts of home, anil the satisfaction ol
being under the-leadership of one ol
the most famous soldiers of American
history, Major General Wood, nre
some of tho things In store for No
braskans ot the Fort Riley canton
Within a few weeks Fort Omaha
will be equipped with additional bar
racks to care for 1,500 moro soldleri
than are now stationed there. Bar
racks, garages and shops are being
built, with n heating plant for all.
Contracts have been let for othei
The Geneva Red Cross has fitted up
a room with sewing machines and
squads of women will work every dnj
In the week mnklng bnndnges. A cer
tain number of women will be as
signed from day to day to give their
Paving Is progressing in Fnlrbury
100 men and forty teams being nl
work. The cement base on a large
district Is about half finished am'
the laying of brick will begin soon.
Ofllcers of tho Ak-Sur-Ben are mnk
Ing nn effort to securo 1,000 soldiers
to participate In the fall festival a
Omaha, Sept. 28 to Oct. 0.
The Gage county woman's couuel'
of defenso will hold n county with
mnss meeting in Beatrice in tho near
future to further war work.
In addition to the largo amount ol
paving now under construction al
Beatrice, two now districts have beer
created by the city commissioners.
Tho first five per cent of Nebraska'!
drafted men for tho nrmy will prob
ably travel to Fort Riley, Knn.. In o
Two brutal murders of similar na
ture, both women, stirred Omaha u
never before In the history of the city
Tho two women, Mrs. Christine An
derson, 74 years old, and Mrs. C. L
Nathaway, wife of n prominent real
estate dealer, wero killed and mutt
lated within a period of 24 hours, Sev
oral arrests have been mnde.
Miss Gertrude Armstead of Nortr
Bend, formerly n teacher In the Fro
mont schools, was drowned whlli
bnthlng with a party of friends In the
Platte river south of Fremont. No
trace of tho body has been found.
Ballard Dunn of tho Union Pacific
railroad has Just returned to Omaha
from Fort Riley, Kan., where he went
to Inspect tho cantonment that Is to
receive Nebraska troops of tho new
National army. Ho declnres the camp
Is rapidly nenrlng completion and
will be rendy when the soldiers nrrlvo
early this month.
The Hastings city council defeated
by a vote of 0 to 2 a proposition to
permit Sunday movies In the city. The
question may be put to a vote of the
Following the conference of Omaha
and Douglas county authorities with
Governor Neville at Lincoln, city and
county ofllclnls started a crusade
to wipe V)iif bootlegging lu Omnha nnd
The highest ever paid for farm land
In Sarpy county was recolved by A.
W. Clarko for 100 acres nenr Papll
llon. the sum being .$50,000. This Is
at the rate of $312.50 per aero.
Company D of tho Nebraska Na
tlonnl guard reserve of Beatrlco bus
been mustered Into service. Tho unit
hns u mcmborshlp of over 100.
10 FARMERS EXEMPT
PROPOSAL MADE BY REP. 8HOU8B
OF KANSA3 REFU8ED BY
WANTED FOR WHEAT HARVEST
Class Exemption Would Lead to "Many
Difficulties and to Many Heartburn
Inoo" 6 Per Cent of National
Army to Camp Sept. 5.
Washington, Sept. 1. In disap
proving a proposal by Representative ,
Shouso of Kansas that all men en- j
gaged in agricultural pursuits iasi
March bo exempted from military ser
vice, President Wilson wrote the con
gressman that u class exemption would
lead to "many dllllcultles and many
Representative Shouse responded to
tho president's letter with the declara
tion that much of tho Kansas wheat
crop would not be In on October 1 and
that the labor situation In that state
Tho latest order, which was Issued
by tho war department on Thursduy,
amplifies the Instruction announced
last week. It suys:
"Tho object of culling 5 per cent Is '
to place In the camps enough men to ,
form a skeleton organization to usslst j
In receiving and asslmllutlug the lnrgo 1
contingents. For this reason It Is re
quired that local boards send only
white men, and, so far as practicable, ,
that they .send men with soino military
experience, or cooks I
"la making this selection order
numbers nre not controlling, but grent I
cao must bo taken not to scud men '
whose order of call Is so late that they
will not bo within the quota of tho !
boards. Tho enreful selection of these
men will be of great assistance to the)
orderly organization of tho Natlonul
army, and It Is hoped that local boards
will act with this end In view. i
"In order that It may not be neces-1
sary to make any special railway nr-'
rangemcnts and to prevent a conges
tion of norninl railway tralllc, local
boards should be Instructed to send
approximately 1 per cent of their
quotas on each of flvo consecutive
days, beginning September 5.
"Since no special tralllc arrange
ments are necessary, the udjujunt gen
eral of tho state may leave to tho locul
boards the routing of their men, re
quiring such boards to send the small ,
dally groups by the shortest usually
traveled route to tho mobilization
"Practically all that will be ordlnnr-,
lly necessary Is for the local boards fo
select their men, call them to military
duty, provide for their subsistence and
lodging and transportation and dis
patch them by the shortest practicable
route to the mobilization camp."
ALLIED SHIPS SHELL TRIESTE
Austrian Navy Trapped In Pola and
Unable to Fight Blanalzza Plateau
In Hands, of Italians.
Washington, Sept. 1. For Ave days
Italian and British monitors have
shelled the defenses nt Trlest Inces
santly, according to cables received by
high Italian ofllclnls here.
The monitors domlnnte the entire
gulf of Trlest. They arc protected by
a screen of torpedo and uiotorboutH. -
On land, General Cadorna's urtlllery
Is bombarding the Hermada, pouring a
constant rain of shells Into tho moun
Twenty miles away tho Austrian
licet, trapped at Pola, has remnlned
silent and Immobile throughout the
enemy action. The west slopo of the
Slemo has been enptured by the Ital
ians. On the Nakobll the Austrian's
have mnde a stand. Tho Italian col
umns, however, are attacking Its low
er slope and forest of Tnrnovo.
The entire Rlunslzzn plateau Is now
In Italian hands, and the mountain
fortifications of San Gabriele and San
Daniels- are expected to fall before
100 OFFICERS FIGHT BANDIT
Three Chicago Policemen Wounded
by payroll Robber Taken
After Long Battle.
Chicago, Sept. 1. With thousands
of persons looking on, 100 policemen
fought n hnttlo with Kdward Whecde,
a counterfeiter, suspected of being n
member of the bandit gang In the
WInslow Iron foundry robbery, who
was Intrenched In his mother's cot
tage at 2037 Thomas street, here, on
Tho battlo lasted for three hour.
After three detectives had been
wounded nnd tho police were prepared
either to fill the houso with fumes
from formaldehyde, or as a last resort
to blow It to pieces with dynamite,
tho outlaw surrendered and was
rushed nway In an nutomnblle.
Bread Strikes In Austria.
Zurich, Aug. 31. Numerous "bread
strikes" aro occurring throughout
Austria, nccordlng to a traveler who
arrived here from Vienna. At some,
points troops were used to drive tho
workmen back Into tho factories.
Five Persons Burn to Death.
Bad Axe, Mich., Aug. 31. Andrew
Lupe, fruit denier, his wife and threu
daughters wero burned to dentil In
their apartments over Lupe's store.
George Goodhall, a roomer, escaped by
Jumping 40 feet to the sidewalk.
TO CONTROL EXPORTS
UNIVERSAL EMBARGO PROTECTS
Board Headed by Vance McCormlck
to Have Entire Charge of
Washington, Aug. 20. President
Wilson on Monday night Issued a proc
lamation giving the government con
trol over all commodities exported
from the United States.
It Is tho most drastic step for econ
omy control taken by any notion dur
ing tho wur. The president Bald ho
alms at control, not at actual stop
ping of exports..
All articles of commerce must bo
licensed for export to enemy coun
tries and European " neutrals. This
will give tho United States for tho
first time control over certain muni
tions and money Bent to tho noutrnls.
The list of commodities for which
license Is required Is widely extended.
"This," says the president, "Is for
the protection of our own needs."
Tho administration of tho proclama
tion, except as It refers to coin, bul
lion und currency, Is placed in the
hands of the exports administrative
This board a few days ngo had no
authority to act. Its members, headed
by Vance McCormlck, chairman, ad
vocated a strict rationing system with
regard to allies and neutrals alike.
RUSS FLEE FROM GERMANS
Entire Division Abandons Position on
the Roumanian Front, Says
Petrograd, Aug. 81. A Russian di
vision abandoned Its positions In tho
region of Farshunl, on tho Roumanian
front, and fled In disorder, tho war of
The statement says that tho enemy
continued to advance all day on the
southern Roumanian front, reaching
tho lino Trechty-Deus-Vurnltza-Fltlo-ue-Chyollanltch.
In tho night Rus
slnn positions in the region of Vurnltzn
Moscow, Aug. 31. Unity of senti
ment against a separate peace was In
evidence at the third general sitting of
the national conference.
JAP TROOPS SENT TO RUSSIA?
Forces Mobilized in Manchuria, Says
Paper May Be Transported to
Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 31. Re
ports that strong Japauese forces havo
been concentrated in Manchuria uro
given currency In Bavaria by the Neu
ete Nnchrlchten of Munich, which ulso
speculates on tho possibility of trans
porting such troops to tho Russian
If the railway facilities were tho
samo ns before Hio war, It says, such
an operation would require a long time,
but the situation has been changed
greatly, Americans and Japanese huv
Ing laid now tracks and made great
Improvements In tho rolling stock.
WILSON TO LEAD DRAFT ARMY
President Will Head Parade at Cap
Ital Wfien the Men Entrain for
Camp September 5.
Washington, Aug. 30. President
Wilson will loud tho paradoof capital
Nutlonal army men when they mobilize
here for entralument to enmp Soptcm
Seven Tomato Pickers Killed.
Ahnrdocn. Mil.. Sent. 1. Seven men
were killed and two others woro serl-
nuslv Injured nt a Pennsylvania cross
Ing near here. The dead men wero
tnmntn nickers rid ne to work In a
wagon which was run down by a train.
27 I, W. Ws Are Arrested.
Spokane, Wash., Sept. 1. Twenty
seven men, tho mnjorlty of them al
leged to bo I. W. W. agitators, are In
Jail hero on order of Major Wllklns.
They were taken from a trnln and
are held as military prisoners.
FLEE FROM TRIESTE
CITIZENS TAKE VALUABLES AND
LEAVE FOR THE INTERIOR.
Entire Plateau of Balnslzza Is In the
Hands of King Emanuel's Troops
Foes Cut Off.
Rome, Aug. 30. Tho Stcfnnl Ncwb
agency announced on Tuesday, on tho
authority of the high command that
tho entire Bnlnslzzl plnteau Is In tho
hands of tho Italian troops.
Washington, Aug. 30. Trlesto la be
ing evacuated. Its civil population Is
desertlug tho town, at tho order of
Austrian high command, according to
the Zurich correspondent of Corrlcro
d'ltalla, whoso dispatches were cabled
to the Italian embassy here.
"Most of tho citizens havo left, tak
ing with them nil articles of value,"
tho cablo stated. They sought rcfugo
In tho Interior of Austria.
Hourly the Italian offensive becomes
more certain of a military decision,
cable messages say. Tho Austrian
troops In tho secto.r dominated by
Monte Santo aro reported so far ahead
of tho Italians in their retreat that no
trace of them can bo found except
tracks of abandoned munitions, guns
From Monto Santo, many squnro
miles of territory can bo rnked by tho
Italian artillery. No Austrian posi
tions In this zono can bo held more
than a few hours.
KAISER BOWS TO ARGENTINA
Promises Payment of Indemnity for
Sinking of Steamer Toro by Sub
marine Grants All Demands.
Buenos Aires, Aug. 80. Germany's
reply to Argentina's noto, embodying
demands In connection with tho sub
mnrlno campaign as affecting Argen
tine shipping, has been received. In
ofllclal circles It was stated on Tues
day that tho reply was satisfactory,
according to tho newspaper Razon, tho
German noto meets nil tho demands
Tho noto says that Germany, "In
order to maintain friendly relations
with Argentina,' Is willing to modify
the blockade of enemy coasts, allow
ing freedom of the seas to vessels
under tho Argcntlno flag carrying
The noto nlso promises tho payment
of an Indemnity for the sinking of
the Argcntlno steamer Toro by a
JAPAN IN WAR TO FINISH
Viscount iBhll Tells United States Sen.
ate Japs Will Fight Kaiser to
Washington, Aug. 31. Japan Is In
the war to finish and will fight shuul
der to shoulder with tho United States
until tho peace of the world Is se
cured, Viscount Ishll head of tho
Japanese mission, declared before tho
United States senate.
BUY GAS MASKS FOR ARMY
Contract for 1,074,000 of These De
vices Is Awarded Government
to' Give Material.
Philadelphia, Aug. 20. A contract
for 1,074,000 gun masks to equip tho
army has been awarded to a manufac
turing company of this city, according
to an announcement by an ofllclal of
tho concern. The contract calls-far an
expenditure of $1 ,002,000. The govern
ment will furnish tho material.
U. 8. Lad Takes Thirty Germans.
Paris, Sept. 1. Allen Blount, boh of
Richard Blount of St. Louis, Mo who
Joined tho foreign legion In April, has
written to his father that he has been
proposed for the war cross with palm
for taking 80 prisoners.
Natlon-Wlde Milk Probe.
Wnshlngton, Sept. 1. A nation-wido
milk Investigation will bo tho next ac
tivity of the food administration, It
was learned here. Tho work will bo
conducted by Georgo M. Haskell, chief
of the dairy division.
ALL SACK PRESIDENT
WAR AIMS CLEAR IN WHAT 18
REGARDED A8 JOINT STATE
MENT OF ALLIE8.
FATAL BLOW TO THE KAISEF
Washington Regards Note as Sound-'
Ing Doom of Hohenzollernlsm
Avoids Discussion of Com
Wnshlngton, Aug. 31. President
Wilson's rejecting tho pope's peace
proposals was regarded hero aB finally
settling tho question of dealing with
present German rulers, unconqucrcd or
uncurbed at home. Tho president
makes It clear that n lasting nnd dur
nblo pence Cnn bo negotiated only on a
complete understanding with tho Ger
man people, .and not nlono on unstnbla
guaranties of the existing government
Telegrams from nil parts of tho
country began to pour Into tho Whlto
House approving President Wilson's
reply to Popo Benedict's peaco propos
als. Upon motion of Scnntor Brady, who
characterized It as n last farewell to
the autocracy of the world, President
Wilson's reply to tho popo s penco pro-
posolB was ordered printed In tho Con
"While It rejects tho nono's propos
als," said-he, "It points tho way for
thq other nations to rench a peaco In
a fair and' honorable manner."
President Wilson's reply met with
appreciation nt tho Russian embassy.
"Tho reply of tho United States to
tho popo's peace note," It was said at
the embassy, "seems to us Russians to
bo an net of highest political wisdom
and closely corresponds to tho prin
ciples nnd nlms of tho Russian peoplo
as formulntcd In tho declarations of
tho Russian provisional government.
The Inspiring expressions of this
document havo onco more outlined tho
fundamental nlms pursued In this war
by tho league of democratic nations.
"The statement President Wilson
made Is to fncllltato to tho German
people their entrance In tho pnth qf
democratic revival and gives n thrill
ing anticipation of tho flnnl triumph
of democracy and Justice throughout
"Militarism and tho Imperialistic
nlms of tho German ruler havo thus
received a now and powerful blow."
TO CAUSE WAR WITH AUSTRIA
America's Financial Aid to Italy Ex
pected to Lead to Hostilities With
Wnshlngton, Aug. 80. -Tho possibil
ity that Austria and perhaps other al
lies of Germnny may soon dcclaro war
against tho United States because of
tho financial nld given to Italy Is rec
ognized by administration ofllclnls.
It was carefully explained on Tues
day that there Is nothing In the exist
ing situation, either 'diplomatic or mili
tary, that would causo tho United
States to tako Initiative, but that an
nnomnlous state of affairs does exist
wub not denied.
Relations of tho United States with
Gormany's allies aro defined as still a
state of broken diplomatic relations.
Ofllclnls hesltato to describe them as
unfriendly, although admitting thut
they scarcely could bo called friendly.
Tho policy of extending nld to tho coun
tries lighting certain of Germany's al
lies will be continued, and It was ad
mitted thut Austria or any other ally
might, perhaps, not Improbably, con
strue such assistance as a warlike
247 FLYERS ATTACK FOES
Great Squadron of Italian Airplanes.
Fight Austrlans Latins Attack
Rome, Aug. 31. The Italian troops
pushlug forward on tho Balnslzza
plnteau, have reached a powerful Aus
trian defensive lino and aro now at
tacking It, tho war ofllco announces,
On the heights beyond Gorltz tho
Italians made gains. Moro than 1,000
prisoners were taken during tho day.
Altogether 217 airplanes participat
ed In the battle. A squadron of 40
Caprenl machines, operating enst of
Gorltz, dropped a great number of
projectiles on Austrian butteries In
the Pangvlzza wood.
BAN ON PEACE MEETINGS
Governor of Minnesota Bars People's
Council of America From
St. Pnul, Minn., Aug. 80. Tho
People's Council of Amerlcu Is barred
from holding peaco meetings anywhero
In Minnesota under a proclamation
Issued by Governor Burnqulst. Such
a meeting would bo followed by blood
shed, Sheriff Lungum of Hennepin
county told tho governor.
Mlchaells Now In Belgium.
Amsterdam, Sept. 1. Tho arrival In
Brussels of, tho German chancellor,
Dr. Georg Mlchaells, for the purpose
of gathering Information regarding
conditions In Belgium, Is reported In
a Berlin telegram.
8ave Crop From Squirrels.
Washington, Sept. 1. More than a
million dollars' worth of crops wero
saved from ground squirrels In North
Dakota lp a campaign conducted
by tho federal nnd rtnte authorities.
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