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THE 8EMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
11. S. CANCELS 24
Government Takes Action
Against FirmsNo More
Hog Island Programs.
MAJ. R. W. SHUFELDT
CHARLES F. DE WOODY
Pershing's Troops Inflict Severo
Losses on Foe North
HURLEY TO SEIZE LUMBER
YANKEE CAPTAIN LOSES LIFE
Wo More Private Yards Will Be De
veloped With Government Money
Washington, March 2. Summary ac
tion against mismanaged shipyards
was .announced on Thursday by the
United States shipping board.
Twenty-four steel ship contracts
were canceled. Further cancellations
are under advisement.
Inspection Is being mado of ineffi
cient yards with a view to comman
The first to feel the board's heavy
hand are the Southern Shipbuilding
company, Charleston, S. C, which has
just lost the contracts for 10 steel
ships, and the Hampton Shipbuilding
company of Norfolk, whose contractu
for eight ships have been canceled.
Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the
shipping board, said short shrift will
bo given to paltering. The board has
lost patience with the South's reced
ing promise to furnish timber for the
It is now commandeering lumber on
the property of the nienib6rs of the
Southern Pine association, which
holds the bulk of the contracts and
has not filled them.
Tho board it was said, bluntly, will
finance no more patriotic get-rlch-qulck
schemes. There will be no
more Hog Island shipping programs.
No more private yards will be de
veloped with government money. It
will stnrt no new shipyards, o'r sub
sidize Incipient ones with cost-plus
The Southern wooden ship program
has not met expectations, accordlug to
the shipping board.
Following fruitless conferences with
tho lumber Interests, In repeated at
tempts to speed up production of tim
ber, the shipping board has sent its
own staff of loggers Into the timber
country, with authority to comman
deer all suitable trees.
The shipping board rejected several
offers from men with little or nothing
with which to build ships.
HOUSE PASSES RAIL MEASURE
Amendment Retaining Rate-Making
Power In Commerce Body Defeat
ed by Chairman Sims.
Washington, March 2. Tho house,
by a vote of 3117 to 0 on Thursday
passed the administration railroad bill
fixing two years as tho period after
tho war for which tho roads may he
held by the government and leaving
tho supremo rato-miiklng power with
An amendment by Representative
Sweet of Iowa, retaining rnte-maklng
power In the Interstate commerce com
mission, was once adopted. Rallying
nil his forces, Chairman Sims, In
charge of tho bill, reversed this action
and gained presidential rate-making
authority by a vote of 211 to 10.
164 DIE ON HOSPITAL SHIP
Survivors From the Glenart Castle
Landed by an American Torpedo-Boat
London, March 1. One hundred and
sixty-four persons are missing as a
'result of tho sinking of tho British
hospital ship Glenart Castlo In tho
The ofllclnl report follows:
"The British hospital ship Glenart
Cnstlo was sunk In tho Bristol chan
nel at 4 n. in. Tuesday. She was out
ward hound and had all her lights
burning. There were no patients on
"Survivors have boon landed by an
American torpedo-boat destroyer.
Eight boats 4ro still adrift."
U. S. TROOPERS TO BE SHOT
Four American Soldiers Found Asleep
While on Duty In Front
Washington, March 2. -Four Ameri
can soldiers of the expeditionary forces
havo been sentenced to bo shot for
being found asleep while on duty In
the front lino trenches. Tho men wero
tried by n general court-martial, tho
findings of which, and tho sentence
havo been approved by General Per
shing. Tho papers in the rase wero for
warded here nml will bo reviewed by
President Wilson before the men are
Director of Coffee Named.
Washington, March 2. Georgo W.
Lawrence, president of tho New York
coffee and sugnr exohnngo, has been
appointed by tho food administration
to havo charge of the distribution of
all coffee to dealers of tho country.
U. S. Soldiers Wound Mexicans.
El Paso, Tex., March 1. A Mexican
federal sergeant and a private soldier
were wounded by United States caval
ry patrols In nn exchange of shots
across tho Rio Grande, east of Yslcta,
12 miles from this city.
MnJ. It. W. Shufoldt, who served as
n junior ollleor in the Civil war and
through the Indian wars on tho west
ern frontier, has been placed on the
active list of tho medical corps of tho
army at his own request. Uls work
will be to assist In compiling a medical
and surgical history of tho present
war. He has an International reputa
tion already In various lines of scien
tific research and general literature.
Subjects on which ho has written In
clude comparative anatomy, photog
raphy, biology, art, palaeontology nnd
various other branches.
THIRTY U. S. MEN LOST
NAVY TUG CHEROKEE SENT TO
BOTTOM IN STORM.
Wireless Calls Sent Relief Ships to
the Rescue, but Vessel Had
Washington, March 1. Thirty offi
cers and enlisted men of the naval tug
Cherokee are believed to have been
lost when the vessel foundered in a
fierce gale off Fenwick Island light
ship, 22 miles from tho Delaware
Ten survivors who got away on tho
first life raft were safely landed.
The Cherokee formerly was a tug of
the Luckonbach Steamship line nnd
not long ago was requisitioned by the
The navy department made this an
nouncement: "The navy department Is advised
that the U. S. S. Cherokee, a navy tug,
foundered off tho Atlnntic coast. Of
tho crew of 45 officers nnd 35 enlisted
men ten hod been landed at last ac
counts, these having been taken to
Philadelphia by a British steamer.
Four men wero picked up by steam
ships." Following nro tho names of tho ten
Boatswain E. M. Scnnotr, Boston,
Mass.; P. P. Ackerman, seaman; H.
P. Poynter, fireman; E. .7. Hall, sen
mnn; C. E. Barker, chief machinist's
mate; E. A. Kezeck, fireman; P. H.
Mnrmack, llromnn ; A. A. Wnttlm,
oiler; G. L. Cudgct, fireman; B. F.
Brumfleld radio electrician.
BRYAN BESTS CANADA MOB
Toronto Hall Scene of Noisy Demon
stration When Former Secretary
Trys to Speak at Dry Meet.
Toronto, March 2. William Jen
nings Bryan, formerly secretary of
state for tho United Stntes, received n
rough reception on Thursday night
from one of the biggest nudlenccs that
ever turned out to hear a temperance
For more than half an hour ho at
tempted to address a meeting of tho
Dominion nlllnncp amid a hurricane of
catcnlls, hisses, shouting and ringing
Fropi the first to the Inst Mr. Bryan
remained calm and, although ho could
not be heard beyond the front row, ho
delivered his speech to tho last word.
The disturbance had Its center In a
party of about sixty men In tho front
of the balcony. All wore the badges
of returned soldiers nnd it was ob
vious from tho first that they were de
termined to humiliate tho visitor.
LOST U-BOAT CHASER SAFE
Little Craft Missing Since January 15,
Reaches European Port After
Battle With Gale.
Washington. Feb. 28. Safo nrrh'iil
at a European port of a 110-foot sub
marine chaser, with a French crew
aboard, which had not been heard from
since January 15, was announced by
the nnvy department. The little craft
wns separated from Its escort during a
terrific gale while hound for Europe.
With tho engines disabled by the
storm, the crew rigged up sails from
bed covers nnd sailed 39 days.
Stefansson lo In Delirium.
Dawson. Y. T March 4. Word
reached hero of the Illness of Vllhjal
mur Stefansson, the explorer, who Is
wintering at Herschel Island. Lnst re
ports sold he had suffered a relapse
and wns delirious.
Chicago Murderer to Hang.
Chicago, March 4. Earl Dear was
found guilty of tho murder of Rudolph
Wolfe, chauffeur of Dr. Philip Schuy
ler Doauo, by n Jury In Judgo Kers
ten's court. Ills penalty was fixed as
Ground In Front of Position Held by
U. S. Men Strewn With Teuton
Dead Many American Cas
With tho American Army In Franco,
March 4. American troops repulsed
a strong German attack in the salient
north of Toul ou Friday morning.
There, were many American casualties,
one of the killed being a captain who
was graduated from West Point In
Tho raid was a complete failure,
three German prisoners remaining In
Tho ground In front of the Ameri
can trenches was strewn with Ger
A driving wet snow wns falling
when the Germans opened fire on the
American salient with every weapon
at Jielr command. Seventy-sevens,
heavy shells and gas shells fell In a
perfect whirlwind on the Amerlcnn
trenches for half an hour.
At the same time other enemy shells
In great numbers were dropping on
the American buttery positions.
The Germnns evidently thinking
that the Americans In this section,
having had one taste of gas a few
days ago, would fear It now, let loose
great quantities of poisonous gas, hut
the men put on their masks and only
a few were affected by It. So Intense
was the fire that the woods back of
the salient were shot to pieces.
At six o'clock tho barrage fire lift
ed on the trenches to tho right of the
salient and Germans numbering 240
came sweeping forward.
They came forward apparently In
tending to make a big haul and
Jumped Into what was left of tho
trenches, but there, Instend of tho
easy time anticipated, found the Amer
icans nil ready for battle. Fierce
hand-to-hand fighting begun.
One American captain rallied men
with rilles and machine guns nnd went
through tho American wire entangle
ments Into No Man's Land and there
waited for tho enemy, whom ho ex
pected to bo driven out by his com
rades In tho trenches.
He was right, for soon groups of
tho enemy started back through tho
wire entanglements. The Americans
poured In a dendly fire, but unfortun
ately tho captain was killed during tho
fight. He Is the first member of the
1017 clnss at West Point to bo killed.
While the Americans were In front
of tho wire entanglements and In shell
holes, still fighting desperately, tho
American barrage fire began sweep
ing No Man's Land, catching many
running Prussians, who hnd enough of
American methods. The barrage swept
back and forth, making sure of doing
all possible damage to the foe.
When tho enemy had been driven
bnck out of tho positions the bodies
of ten German soldiers wero found In
tho American trenches. Two German
officers were entangled In tho wire and
many bodies were in sight. Eight
were visible through the snowstorm ut
If tho Germnns captured any pris
oners, which Is doubtful, there wero
not more than two or three, possibly
from a listening post.
Two Gorman prisoners wore wound
ed nnd the other taken was unhurt.
One prisoner said :
"I did not have a chanco to do any
thing before nn American Jumped onto
me and grabbed mo by tho throat."
Tho American) displayed the great
est personal courage, bravery and en
ergy throughout the engagement and
outfought tho surprised enemy from
tho instant contact was established.
Berlin, March 4. Ten Americans
havo been captured by tho Germans
near Chnvlgnon, on the French front,
army headquarters announced. A few
French prisoners also were taken from
tho hostllo trenches by the German
storming troops that made the raid.
NEXT LIBERTY LOAN APRIL 6
First Anniversary of U. S. Entry Into
War Conditions Dependent
Washington, March 4. Secretary
McAdoo named April 0 for the open
ing of tho third Liberty loan campaign.
It Is the first anniversary of our en
trnnco Into tho war.
Tho amount, terms and conditions
are dependent upon legislation. Secre
tary McAdoo said:
"I expect to ask congress at nn early
date to grunt the necessary additional
U. 3. to Seize Vacant Houses.
Washington, March 4. Tho shipping
board announced that before starting
construction of houses for shipyard
workers under the housing bill, which
has Just passed congress, It first will
commandeer vacant houses and hotels.
Terry V-uaves Home and $10,000.
New Yorlc, Marcli 4. Terry McGov
ern, former world's champion, left $10,
000 and his homo when ho died. Mrs.
McGovern will get tho home und $5,
000. Tho remaining $5,000 will ho
held In trust for Terry'B son.
i Wffllrrn NtllMMT Unton
Charies F. Do Woody has been ap
pointed division superintendent of tho
bureau of Investigation of tho depart
ment of Justice In New York city to
succeed Capt. William M. Ollley, who
has been transferred to Washington.
Mr. Do Woody Is now superintendent
of the Cleveland district and will as
sume his duties In Now York on
AMERICA SEES TRICK
BELIEVED THAT HERTLING TRY
ING TO FOOL PEOPLE.
German Chancellor's Speech Planned
to Strengthen the War Party
Washington, Feb. 28. German im
perial Chancellor von Ilertllng's
speech In the relchstag continuing tho
discussion of the war aims of the bel
ligerent powers hns not changed the
situation, In the opinion of high offi
Instead of marking nn advance to
ward peace, It Is regarded rather as
deliberately calculated to strengthen
the hands of tho Germnn militaristic
party by endeavoring to convince the
German proletariat of the Impractica
ble naturo of President Wilson's alms
as disclosed In ids most recent address
to congress on February 11.
While stating his readiness to ac
cept tho president's four fundamental
principles for n basis of peace, Count
von Hertllng dismissed them ns Ideal
istic and unworkable by Insisting that
they must depend for their application
upon the realization of conditions
which cannot be met.
In tho official view his treatment of
the subject was Ironical nnd designed
for very different ends than tho ad
vancement of peace.
There will be no lmmcdlnte formal
comment upon this latest contribution
to tho debntc on war alms and peace
aspirations. Experience has taught of
ficials that lmportnnt qualifications
nre to bo found usually In tho full
text of tho speeches of tho spokesmen
of tho central powers.
BRITISH WIN IN TWO RAIDS
Prisoners Captured by English and
Scotch Troops Airmen Drop
Bombs on Germans.
London, March 2. "English troops
carried out a successful raid against
the enemy's trenches on Greenland
hill, north of tho Scnrpe river," sayf
the war office report. "Twelve pris
oners and a machlno gun wero enp
tured by us. English and Scottish
troops also raided German positions in
tho southern portion of Ilouthnlst for
est nnd brought back twelve prisoners
and three mnchlno guns."
Paris, March 2. "French patrols op
erating in tho region of Beaumonl
(Verdun front) and In Lorrninc
brought bnck prisoners," says tho wai
FAILS TO BLOW UP PLANT
Plotter Conceals Bomb In Ship Fac
toryGuard Hurls Missile
Out of Danger.
Nowburgh, N. Y., Feb. 28. An at
tempt to blow up machinery In the
plant of the Nowburgh Shipyards com
pnny hero was frustrated, but onlj
after a guard had picked up a bomb
and hurled It out of danger. It ex
plnded and did somo damage, but nol
enough to delay work at the plant.
GERMANS LAUNCH BIG VESSEL
Cargo Ship Rhelnland, of 16,000 Tom
Register, Takes the Water at
Amsterdam, Feb. 2S. The largos!
Gorman enrgo steamer nllout, the
Hclnland, has been launched at (he
Vulcan shipyards at Vegesack. on tlif
Weser. ten miles northwest of Bremen
Tho Itholnlnnd registers 10,000 tons.
Chicago Train Is Wrecked.
Lafayette. Ind., March -One Pull
man of Monon passenger train No. ,'t
Chlcngo to Louisville, overturned, nnd
three other cars were derailed nl
Brnokstoti, 20 miles north of here
No one was seriously hurt.
Federal Oil Director Named.
Washington, March 4. D. M. Fnl
som of Sun Francisco was mado fed
eral oil director on Friday for the Pa
cific coast. Ho will serve under Murk
L. Hcqua, chief of tho oil division of
tho fuel administration.
There Is a Vogue for Aprons.
There Is, or nt least them appears to
be, a voguo for aprons of tho sorts that
cover the dress or are substituted for
it. Styles in aprons are shown In al
most ns much profusion as styles In
frocks and somo persons insist es
pecially some masculine personB that
women look their best In these work-a-day
garments. At any rate they havo
a chance to look very well In them
since thcro nro so many designs In
them mado up In attractive colors and
with ensy, scmlfittcd lines.
The fortunes of wnr have brought It
about that many women must do n
great, part of their own housework nnd
they arc making a virtue of necessity.
Tho good-looking apron, or "servlco
dress," or house frock helps some. It
is the Insignia of a servlco to bo proud
of und adds a cheery clement to hum
There Is an early Easter this year
and the annual, welcome guest of new
spring millinery is on. Nothing stales
Its perennial Interest we discover the
new styles with as much Joy as if they
were u gold mine each season. This
zest Is merited by the new hats; they
are In reality as fine from every stand
point ns any within the memory of the
oldest milliner. There Is variety with
out end In them the shapes emphas
ize hecotnlngness. There are many
kinds of trimming and beautiful work
manship Is the rule. Which all leads
to tho conclusion that the American
woman has earned a reputation for
being well dressed because she Is dis
criminating. The paramount lint, or the para
mount fabric of which hats are made,
Ik crepe georgette. It Is used with
braids and with other fabrics, or with
out them, for covering shapes. All
colors look their best In Its ricli and
dainty texture. At the center of tho
picture a hat Is shown covered with it
and having a ruche of It about tho
crown. Large, glased cherries In red,
Jade and blue Hnd the beige color of
tho crop tho beat of backgrounds.
Ginghams and pcrcnles, In nn nrrayi
of good colors, aro used for making tho'
new aprons and nearly always a com-,
blnntlon of two materials enhnnces thoj
colors In tho plaid or striped apron. A'
great deal of attention is given to at
tractive combinations of plaid ori
striped materlnl with plain patterns
and plain chambray mado up with ac
cessories of prettily llowcred cretonne.
They make up spring houso frocks!
that do not suffer by comparison with'
any other sort of dress.
The apron shown above is of plaldj
gingham and plain chambray. It la
ono of tho models with long sleevcsJ
There nro not so many of these, for tho
three-quarter slcovo has tho preference
In utility styles both in aprons nniV
There Is a cape to match made of two
hemmed llounces about tho shoulders
and a ruche about the neck and u
cluster of cherries brightens this also.'
A dashing hat of block satin having
a border of straw braid on tho brim
edge In light French gray Is dimmed
with two long gray quills that hnr
monlzo exactly with the sprlted shape.
There are ninny hrilllnnt, glossy small
hats for her who lives In tho North
ami may have to wear her Easter hat
n token of a spring that Is behind
Easter In arriving. No two hats were!
ever more unlike than this saucy
model and tho demure hat of crepe,
At the left of tho picture thero Is a
very pretty hat with a crown of cord
ed silk and a braid hrlm fuced with,
silk. Three smull nnd very green ap
ples, In some sort of composition, make.
Its very simple and durable trimming
It Is a very graceful model and the,
same adjective Is deserved by all three
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