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THE 8EMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH WLATTK. NEBRASKA,
held up by row
Missing Soldiers Dash Across
"No Man's Land" as Enemy
Pershing Says Use of Addresses
Gives Foe Valuable Information.
IDENTIFIES UNITS AT FRONT
Creel Contends Mere Issuance of
Names Is Not Keeplna Pledge to
Relatives of Soldiers Lists
Washington, March 11. The war de
partment has ruled that the military
casualty lists to bo made public In
newspapers shall not Include the emer
gency addresses the names and ad
dresses of relatives or friends.
The committee on public Informa
tion, of which George Creel Is chair
man, has refused to put out the cas
ualty lists through Its news channels
unless they Include the emergency ad
dress. The committee takes the ground
that a mere list of numes without
means of identification Is not" public
Orders from the White House may
bo necessary to straighten out the
Reports of casualties continue to ar
rive at the war department and have
been offered to the committee on liub
11c information In abridged form for
dissemination through the regular
news channels. They merely glvo the
men's names and ranks.
When Mr. Creel and the chiefs of
tho news division learned that merely
jtho names wero to be given out they
decided that tho committee would not
publish tho lists.
The matter was under discussion for
two days. Some of these discussions
Were entirely uncensorcd. Mr. Creel
tftood firm for definite Information on
itlie casualties, which has virtually been
pledged to the peoplo by the president,
tho secretary of war and tho secretary
of the navy, and Friday night the com
initteo on nubile information issued
tho following note to correspondents
Inquiries of Adjutant General Mc
Cain of tho army disclosed the fact
that, while the department plans to
make public promptly the names of all
casualties received, nothing will bo
made public concerning dates, nature
of wounds Inflicted, or their homo ud
dresses in this country.
Tho information, it was stated, will
be withheld on recommendation of
mm yj i w msnnmmmh
THREE U.S. ARMIES FACE FOE
WOMAN IN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Now, Gentlemen, it takes Just us much push on one side as tho otner,
and, above all, team work.
WILL FIGHT TEUTONS
RUSSIAN PEOPLE ARM
MANY U-BOATS SUNK
SIR ERIC GEDDES GIVES CREDIT
TO AMERICAN NAVY.
UBERTY LOAN WORKERS MEET
Several Hundred From Illinois, Iowa,
Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan
Attend Chicago Conference.
Chicago, March 11. Fifteen million
Individuals, each ono wearing a Liber
ty loan button signifying thnt he or
She hns subscribed to the third bond
Issue that's tho goal Assistant Secre
tary of the. Treasury Franklin has set
for tho country's gallant men and
women who have answered liberty's
third call to arms. And of these 15,
000,000 subscribers 8,000,000 in Chi
cago and tho Seventh federal reserve
Five states were represented nt tho
first conference of Liberty lonn work
ers nt the Hotel La Salle. More than
TOO men and women were present. Illi
nois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wis
consin had sent their most active "live
wires" to tho meeting, and their fight
Jng mood mingled with tho Chicago "I
"Wo can't win this wnr by slnpplng
the Hun three times on tho wrist,"
Gov. W. L. Harding told tho lown
conferees. "Wo must drive cold steel
Into his breast and we must furnish
our boys with thnt cold steel."
Foreign Minister Trotzky Declares
Maximalists Will Not Suhmlt to
Defeat of Revolution.
Petrograd, March 8. The official
news agency announced thnt a supreme
military council hnd been formed for
defense of the country. The commis
sioner for military affairs has Issued a
decree ordering that the entire people
Commcntlnc unon the signing of the
pence treaty, the Izvcstn, organ of the
workmen's and soldiers' deputies, says
tho purpose of the Lenine government
in agreeing to the German terms wns
to give a respite to the socialist revoiu
tlon so as to enable It to reassemble Its
forces for tho supreme struggle against
Imperialism and to assist tho prole
tariat of other European countries to
revolt against Its oppressors.
The Pravdn comments In a similar
Tho bolshevik leaders aro prepared
to withdraw even ns far as to the Ural
mountains rather than submit to tho
defeat of the revolution, snld Leon
Trotzky. bolshevik foreign minister,
In an interview with a correspondent.
M. Trotzky said thnt If the bolslie-
vlkl could go back to the state of af
fairs which existed last October just
before they overthrew tho Kerensky
government they would repeat the
whole program which lias neon put
through since that time.
"In October we did not exclude tne
possibility of n holy wnr," lie de
clared. "Now we consider sucn a
wnr possible. Tho workmen's and
soldiers' delegates must now fight for
organization and order."
Moscow Is to bo declared tne new
conltnl of Itussln, and tho government
proposes to publish a statement to this
effect Immediately, retrograu win no
proclaimed u free port.
DEMOCRATS WIN FOUR SEATS
New York Congressmen Control House
Women Havo Their First
Chance to Vote.
Loss of World's Tonnage In Ftbruary
Half That of Corresponding
Month La6t Year.
London, March 7. "Foi some
months," Sir Eric Gcddcs, first lord of
tho admiralty, said on Tuesday, "wo
believe that we nnd the Americans
hnve been sinking submarines nu fast
us they are built."
Tho trend of the figures of loss of
shipping by enemy action woa stead
ily Improving, Sir Eric stated. The
loss to tho world's tonnnge during
February was little more than half
tho loss during Fcbrunry of lust year.
Submarines were being destroyed In
Increasing numbers, he continued, and
ns tho methods employed against them
wero developed the numbers would be
enlnrged still further. There was n
growing reluctance on tho pari of Ger-
man crews to put to sea. Tho chances
that a submnrlne would return from
a voyage In tho wnters around Eng
land wore one In four or one In five.
In the wnters around the British
Isles, which had been tho enemy's
chief field for submarine operations
tho greatest successes agninsl the U
boats had been obtnlned so far.
On the other hand, conditions In tho
Mediterranean hnd been more difficult
Losses there nccounted for some 30
per cent of merchnnt shirts sunk. The
resources for combating tho subnin
rlnes In those wnters wero less ado
quuto nnd tho successes obtained less
American Colonel Captures German
Lieutenant While on Raid With
French Pershing's Men Win
With tho American Army In France,
March 9. An American patrol com
prising one olllccr and eight men which
hud been missing since Wednesday
night In the sector northwest of Toul,
suddenly emerged from n shell nolo
close to the German lines Thursday
nnd made a dash across No Man's
Land without a shot being 11 red nt
It was noon when tho patrol carried
out Its rush to the American line. The
men's comrados, looking on, expected
every second to see them wiped out,
nnd their safe return was an ngreeuble
surprise. They explained that they had
lost their way In the dark.
Tho enemy artillery has not resumed
Its activity. Tho American guns ef
fectlvcly shelled the enemy first lines
nnd also a town behind the German
lines, where buildings their troops were
using were destroyed
there was much aerial activity
throughout the day, the American nntl
air battlers driving off a number of
The American troops In a new sector
are training with French troops as at
tne Uiemln des Dames position. This
makes tho third American force now
facing tho enemy
An American staff colonel, while with
a French raiding party for the purpose
or securing Information a few days bo
fore his men took up their positions in
Tho ono woman member of tho
ndvlsory council Is Miss Agnes Nestor
of Chicago, president of tho Woman's
Trndo Union league, member of tho
woman's commltteo of tho council o
national defense, nnd former president
of tho International Glovcmukcrs'
It vtob in 1009 that Miss Nestor
first won recognition ns a champion of
her sor. Sho was n mcro struggling
glovcmnkor nt thnt time, but sho en
gineered n bill through tho Illinois leg
islature limiting tho hours of women
factory workers to ten a day. "Two
years Inter sho was sent down from
Chicago to Springfield by tho unions
to lobby for "BUI 4402," othcrwlso
known ns "Tho Girls' Bill," which pro
vided tho sumo protection to girls In
mercantile establishments, to tele
graph and telephone operntors, and so
forth. For 13 long weeks sho was at
the cnpltol, never missing ono legisla
tive day. "It won't pass," was the Inward admission or us supporters nnu
tho open, Jubilant comment of Its enemies. But because sue was Keen cnougn
to guard against tho political trick of amending n mil so tnat its original
friends will defeat It. it did pass. And legislators said that uo clever, moro
skillful lobbyist, man or woman, thnn Agnes Nestor ever camo down to tho
cnpltol of Illinois.
WORLD'S BIGGEST BUYER
"The biggest buyer in tho world."
Rising from obscurity, this Is tho
position held today by Edward It.
Stottlnius, who was recently appoint
ed surveyor general of supplies In the
war department by Secretary of War
Stettlnlus wns born In St. Louis,
on February 15, 1805. After complet
ing his education at tho University of
St. Louis ho engaged In business In his
native city. In 1802 he cntored tho
tho new American sector on the Lor- Chlcngo grain pit. Fortuno did not
ralne front, met a Prussian lieutenant favor him there. lie then became
In un enemy trench and cantured hi nit
alio colonel, with an American captain,
Drought tho Prussian officer buck to
the lines tho Americans aro now oc
The Germnn raid In the now sector
occurred on Monday nlulit. n hard
fight taking place In which the Ger
mans suffered a repulse, with losses.
In It a unit which was among the
most recent arrlvuls displayed tho cus
tomary American lighting energy.
runs, March 0. An official state
ment issued on Thursday by the
French wnr office, announcing tho re
pulse of German raiding forces on
trendies held by Americans in a now
sector of tho Lorraine says:
in Lorraine u German ruld oh
trenches held by American troops was
repulsed. Patrols of our allies oper
ating in this region took some prison
treasurer of tho Stirling company,
manufacturers of watcr-tubo boilers.
Within n year ho was made general
monuger of tho company.
Stettlnlus extended his field of
operations when the Stirling company
consolidated with tho Babcock & Wil
cox company In 1005. Chicago capi
talists interested In tho Diamond
Match company, Impressed by the
work of Stettlnlus, nppointed him to tho company's board, later made him
treasurer, and In 1009 president of tho company. Ills unusual ability at
tracted tho attention of J. P. Morgan & Co. On January 1, 1910, ho was
admitted ns a partner in the big banking house. Thcro ho perfected ,n
rcmurkablo organization which hns successfully handled tho enormous pur
chasing nnd financial affairs of tho French and British governments during tho
Stettlnlus now is in full charge of tho purchasing of war supplies for tho
United Stntes government..
HE RECRUITED THE NAVY
PASS BILL TO AID INDUSTRY
Administration Measure to Create War
Finance Corporation Now Goes
to the House.
Washington, Mnrch 0. Tho ndmlnls
trntlon bill to create a war flnnnco
corporation with a fund of $4,500,000,-
000 to aid war Industry, was pnssed
by the senate on Thursday and now
goes to tho house.
$1,000,000,000 FOR AIRCRAFT
Further Appropriation of $450,000,000
for Army Program Acked of Con
gress by War Department.
Washington, March 0. Further ap
propriations of 5450,000,000 for the
army aircraft program, In addition to
tho $040,000,000 already authorized
was asked of congress by the war de
partment. Anarchist Movement Grows.
Washington, March 11. Amorlcnn
Consul Summers, under date of March
fl, reported from Moscow thnt tho an
archist movement thero Is becoming
stronger nnd that a few pcop"lo have
been wounded In tho streets by bombs.
Now York, Mnrch 7. Control of tho
houso of representatives was regained
by the Democrats on Tuesday when
they elected their candidates from four
districts In Greater New York nt spe
cial elections called to choose suc
cessors to four members of that party
who had resigned their seats.
New York women had their first'
chance to vote since they won tho
right nt the polls Inst November. It
was significant thnt they cast 31.S58
votes out of a total of 78,192 In the
The Democrats won decisive majori
ties, for which they hnve to thank the
women, who cast ballots for the first
time In this state for congressional
The successful candidates were:
Seventh district, Kings county, John
J. Delaney,: Eighth district. Kings
county. William E. Cleary; Twenty
first district, New York county. Jerome
F. Donnvnn: Twenty-second district,
New York and Bronx counties. An
thony .7. Griffin.
Indorses Prussian Reform.
London, Mnrch 11. The central
committee of tho nntlonnl liberal party,
says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch
from Copenhagen, quoting Berlin dis
patches, has declared In favor of equal
franchise by n majority of 10 votes.
11 Die, 46 Hurt In Air Raid.
London. Mnrch 11. Eleven persons
were killed nnd forty-six others wro
Injured In an nlrplnne raid on London
on Thursday night, according to tho
latest police reports, snys an official
announcement. It Is feared that Ix
moro bodies are In the ruins of houses.
LA F0LLETTE IS CENSURED
State Assembly of Wisconsin, by Vote
, of 53 to 32, Repudiates Var
Madison, Wis., March 8. After 24
hours of self-Imprisonment In the
stntehouse, tho assembly, deadlocked
over tho nntl-Ln Follette rcpolutlon,
reached a compromiso on Wednesday
which Droke the deadlock.
The resolution condemning Senntor
La Follette was passed by a vote of 52
Tho resolution adopted by tho as
"Tho people of the stnte of Wlscon-
sin always havo stood and always will
stand squarely behind the nntlonnl
government In all things which are es-
scntlnl to bring tho present wnr to a
successful end, and we condemn Sen
ntor Itohert La Follotto and all others
who have failed to seo the righteous
ness or our nation's cause, who have
failed to support our govorneiPiit In
mntters vital to the winning of tho
war, nnd we denounce any attitude or
utterance of theirs which has tended
to Incite sedition among the people of
our rountry nnd to Injure Wisconsin's
fair name before the free peiple of
JAMBURG SEIZED BY TEUTONS
Continue Drive on Petrograd Despite
Announcement That Hostilities
Against Russia Have Ceased.
London, Mnrch 0. Tho Germans
have captured Jumburg, east of Narva,
wlille tlio Turco-German offenslvo is
continuing beyond Treblzond, says a
Russian official agency dlsnatch re
ceived hero. This action, adds the
statement, Is despite tho official an
nouncement by tho German high com
mand that hostilities against Russia
A dispatch sent by Router's Petro
grad correspondent snys tho Germans
have evacuated Narva, establlshlnc
themselves 12 miles west of that town.
Petrograd, March 9. Ensign Krylcn-
ko, commander in chief of the bolshev
ik armies, lias resigned on account of
tho differences with tho emissaries re
garding political and military ques
tions, the Novu Yujuza declares.
U. S. ATTORNEY SUSPENDED
Hongkong Death Roll, 730.
Shanghai. March 7. At least 7.10
lives were lost In the dlsnster at the
Hongkong Jockey club's track at Hap
py Valley last week, when a stnnd
occupied by Chinese collnpsed nnd
then caught fire.
Mine Shut; 3,000 Idle.
Lima, Peni, March 7. The Cerro de
Pasco Mining company of Cerro de
Pasco, In the copper nnd silver pro
ducing region has suspended opera
tions. Moro thnn 8,000 men nrc out
U. S. Opposes Japan's Move.
Washington, March 7. The United
States has not assented to Hip Japa
nese oirer to occupy Vladivostok.
me united Mates has practically
told Japan that sho must Judtfo for
herself the necessity for action In the
far East, and that while wo have no
doubt of the sincerity of her purposes
of guarding the allied Interests in
Asm, it would Help matters !? she
make a declaration of her Intentions
for the sake of quieting apprehension
John E. Dougherty and Deputy Mar
shal of Rock Island Found Too
Lenient With Vice.
Washington, Mnrch 9. Assistant
United States Attorney John fi.
Dougherty nnd Deputy United States
Marshal Williams of Rock Island, III.,
havo been suspended (or !i0 days for
lack of sympathy with the policy of
the department of Justice regarding
the snle of liquor and enforcement of
the law in vice zones ndjacent to army
"This action hns been taken," tho at
torney general declared, "because of
a lack of sympathy of those two offi
cials and the unsettled policy of the
department of Justice to enforce the
law strictly with reference to liquor
nnd dry zones created by the presi
dent, adjacent to tho army camps."
Leigh Cnrlylo Palmer, chief of tho
bureau of navigation, Is ono of tho
younger offlcers of tho navy who heads
nn Important bureau of tho depart
ment with tho rnnk of rear admiral,
and on nccount of his enviable record
for efficiency, ou file in tlio depart
ment, ho was brought In from sea duty
to assume this important work when
war with Germany becamo imminent.
CTho remarkable record mado In
recruiting tho United States navy up
to its present wnr strength has been
accomplished under tho direction of
lteur Admiral Palmer, who has charge
of tho personnel of the service. Somo
Idea of tho growth may bo gained
from tlio facts. On April 0 of Inst
year tho navy had n complement of
04,000 men and not moro than 10,000
men In tho Naval Reserve. Today tho
regular establishment numbers 188,
000 men, whllo tho Naval Reservo
force has attained tho rcmurkablo
growth of 75,000 men, nil now In active service. Admiral Palmer Is forty
four years old, n graduate of tho Naval academy of the class of 1890 and was
tho best all-round athlete at Annapolis in his time. IIo wns nt Santiago
during tlio entire Chilian campaign and later in tho Philippines. Ho had ono
continuous cruise of sea duty for almost 13 years, most of It being spent on
bnttleshlps, before getting his first fihoro duty.
McAdoo's Aid In Class 1.
Boston, March 8. Joseph M. Khnf-
rer, n stenographer In the offieo of Wil
liam G. McAdoo, secretary of the
treasury, was denied jleferred cl-iSslfl.
cation In the army draft by an exemp
tion hoard In the East Boston district.
Approves Dry Bill, 90 to 53.
Albany. N. Y March 8. By n Vfte
of 90 to 153 tho assembly ndoptej the
report of tho Judiciary committer fn
vorlng the ratification of tho federal
prohibition amendment. Tho measure
will bo considered next Tuaariov
Bank Is Robbed of $1,400.
Mattoon, III., March 9. Three rob
bers blew open tlio vaults of the Jowett
Banking company of Jewett, III., and
vscaped with $1,400. Tlio explosion
demolished the concrete front of the
building ami wrecked the Interior.
War Contract Workers Strike.
Springfield, 111., March 9. Unorgan
ized employees, DO in number, work
ing on war contracts, struck at tho
plant of tho Lourio Manufacturing
company hero. Thoy demanded in
creased wages anshortor hours.
DUKE AGAINST PERSHING
Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg Is
in command of tlio German forces fac
ing tho American troops who have
taken over a sector of tho French front
near St. Mlhlel.
Albrecht is ono of tho two German
generals of royal blood who have made
reputations during tho war. Tho other
Is tho Crown Princo Jtupprocht of Ba
varia. Albrecht was inspector general
of tho Sixth German Inspection dis
trict when tho wnr broke out. Ho
commanded tho Thirteenth army corps
at Stuttgart and was one of the lead
ers of tho German drive through Bel
glum. He commanded the German army
that subdued tho great French fortress
at Maubeugo on tho Belgian border. It
was tho fall of Maubeugo under tho
unprecedented pounding of the new
type of Germun siege guns that led to
tho abandonment of fortress warfnro
in tho nresent fitruirclo and the substi
tution of trench fighting. Albreeht's selection to command tho German lino
opposite the Amorlcun trenches means that ho Is to guard the road to Motz,
tho great fortress In Lorraine. Under American hammering Metz may provo
to be Germuny's Maubeugo and Albrecht may Buffer tho snmo fate ho inlllctcd
upon tho French and British which gained him ills reputation ns tho destroyer
of modern fortifications.
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