The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, July 19, 1918, Image 7
THE SEMIAVEEKLV TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA. BOLSHEVIK ARMY CLAIMS VICTORY Drive Czecho-Slovak Troops - From Cities in Volga and Siberia. HE SEEMS TO LIKE IT WILSON VETOES $2.40 WHEAT Says Patriotic Farmers Do Not Need increase to Stimulate Production. The Way of Sport Styles .ARMED TRAINS SHELL TOWN WOULD ADD TO LIVING COST . , w. ' . . : ' lEnemy Reported to Be Retreating Before CoUnter-Offcnslve of Lenlne's Forces In Siberia. London, July 13. Bolshevik forces havo taken tlio offensive against tho Czecho-Slovak army In the Volga re gion anil the government troops have won a great success, says a Itusslan of ficial statement received here by wire less from Moscow. Tho Czccho-Slo-vuks In Siberia also arc reported to bo (retreating beforo a countcr-ofteuslve of the Russian bolshevik. Tho communication, which was sent out by tho department of military op eration of tho people's commissariat of war, reads: "July 0. Czecho-Slovak front : After .preparations, for an offensive our troops have reached a great success. .Almost without loss wc took Syzran (70 miles south of Simbirsk) and Bu gulmu (130 miles northwest of Ufa). The Ozecho-Slovaks and White guards iled In disorder In tho direction of Sa mara. Wo are reachlnn Stavropol (in Ciscaucasia, Yoroslav (idO miles northeast of Moscow) and Ityblnsk (52 miles northwest of Yaroslav). "An armed train has violently shelled towns occupied by tho White guard, -who are fleeing In panic over the Ulver Volga. Detachments fled to Ry binsk, where they tried to raise n mu tiny. Measures hnvo been tnKen :against them. "Eastern sector: Czecho-Slovnka nf- ter occupying Techesahrdrlnsk, now are retreating beforo n counter-offenslvo of the councils' troops." 'COLUMBIA FLOATS TO PEKIN Excursion Boat on Which 85 Persons -' Lost Lives Rises to Surface While Workers Are on Board. Peoria, 111., July 13. Like some ghost craft come to strike fear with its hoary outlines, the steamer Co lumbia, which crumpled up In tho Illi nois river last Saturday with mora than COO persons aboard, rose abrupt ly out of Its grave Thursday after noon and floated almost to tho water Ifront of Pekln, 85 of whose citizens tjlost their lives In the wreck. When Anally tho wreck stopped and wns Iboarded by rescue workers two more Oodles were recovered. Coroner Clary ;and Sheriff Wilson, together with 15 or more workers, were aboard the Co lumbia when It suddenly popped to the surface. There was a hasty scramble 'to quit tho vessel and nil reached small tboats In safety. iBIG ROUND-UP NETS 5,000 Hundreds Seized at Cub Baseball Park In Chicago Movies and Bil liard Halls Combed for Men. Chicago, July 13. More than 5,000 men of draft ago were seized on Thurs day us suspects by agents of the de partment of justice In the greatest round-up of slackers In tho city's hls tory. The drive was prosecuted by kederal operatives and tho police. Tho scene of tho first raid was the Cubs' baseball park. Hundreds who could not produce registration cards were rushed to near ly police stations. Monnwhllo other detnlls of police -,and secret service men entered ho tels, barber shops, saloons, motion pic tnro houses every plncc. In fact, hvhere men of draft ago might be i ... .. . . . it . lfound while mo . sirecia Biiuuunj 'were combed. EX-LAKE SHIP SINKS SUB American Steamship Lake Forest Sends U-Boat to Bottom During Battle Off Capo Henry. Nmv York. July 18. A German sub marine which attacked the American T.olrn ffnrnuf 1 KflO mllon off .BlUUIMOlltl' . .... -t !Capo Henry, while she was returning form n recent voyage to Europe, was tmnir hv tho steamer's suns after a two-hour running fight. Capt. Her bert R. O. Johnson, unuea states na ,mi mwrvn officer, in command of the ship, has been commended to the nnvy department ror naving sunu ine u boat, by officers associated with him in tho naval reserve. Tho Lake For est formerly was the War Fopr and was taken over by the umteu siatos snip ping board on the Great Lakes soon af tor she was launched. Pvrhanne 500.000 Cantives. Borne, July IB. More than 500,000 Invalid and sick prisoners or wnr or different nationalities have been ox- .Vinmrnil mill rPDA t fill tC(l tlirOUCll Swlt zcrlnnd sinco tho beginning of tho war, according to ouiciai siuusucs. . i ijMt.i. a i l i it ii KUcnimann oiuis. ui n n, . l .1 .. T..1 - IK n THM.nwl AIHSieiUUHi, i'ur 1 iiuimiu Kuchlmann will go to Switzerland for n long vacation, a Berlin dispatch states. "I will bo glad to get n bit of fresh air," he wns quoted as saying to .1 mt nm o!lr nt If nil " l invuu. ' MAY AIDJTHE ALLIES JAPAN LIKELY TO SEND ARMY; INTo'siBERIA. Ambassador Viscount Ishll Called to Secret Conference at the White House. ' Washington, July 11. Further evi dence that President Wilson Is matur ing a policy covering Intervention In Russln to drlvo out the Germans was furnished when It was learned on Tuesday that ho invited Viscount Ishll, the Japanese ambassador, to . tho White Houso for a conference. It is surmised In some diplomatic quarters that President Wilson re quested Ambassador Ishll to acquaint His government with tho fact that tho United States favors tho principle of military assistance to Russia. It is believed the president also wants to obtain from Tokyo tho Japanese gov ernment's views of tho Immediate mili tary action that Is practicable on tho part of Japan, including the number of troops which might be engaged in an expedition into Siberia, tho dis tance it might penetrate, tho extent of Chinese co-operation, and what col laboration by tho American govern ment is desirable. , Tho situation of tho 50,000 Czecho slovak troops In Russia, who arc at tho present tlmo holding Vladivostok, Irkutsk and Samara, shortly Will be come critical, it was learned on the highest authority, unless relief Is in stantly given to them. "T. R.'S'! SON BAGS AIRPLANE Lieut. Quentln Roosevelt Brings Down German Machine Northwest of Chateau Thierry. With the American Forces on tho Murne, July 12. Lieut. Quentln Roosevelt, son of exjPresldent Roose velt, brought down his first German airplane In n light north of Chateau Thierry. Lieutenant Roosevelt with threo other pilots was flying at n height of 5,000 yards eight miles Inside tho German lines when tho machines became separated. Soon after Roose velt saw threo planes which ho thought wero his companions, and started to join them. He was approaching the machines from the rear when he saw his mistake, for tho planes were Ger man. The American opened fire and after 50 shots tracers penetrated tho fusllago of the nearest German ma chine and It Went Into a spinning noso dive, falling through the clouds 2,000 yards below. 100 DIE, 80 HURT IN WRECK Passenger Trains In Head-On Collision In South Illinois Soldier Among . tho Dead. Nashville, Tenn., July 11. Ono hun dred persons, most of them negroes, arc believed to havo lost their lives In a head-on collision between passenger trains on the Louisville, Chattanooga & St. Louis seven miles west of hero on T'.esday. One of the trains Is said to have disregarded orders. Lieut. Don Long of tho aviation service of Nashville was among tho seriously In jured. The dead Includo Private John P. Hussey, Uhlan, 111.; Wilson B. Har ris, naval reserves, and Alexander, United States marine corps. Cubans Save Yank Officers. Huvniia, July 15. At tho mercy of a heavy sea, tho englno of their motor boat having failed threo miles off shore near Santiago, two American array offl cers wero rescued by tho crew of a launch of a Cuban gunboat. Rail Strike In Russia Spreading. Paris, July 15. Russian railway men are on strike In several districts, ac cording to a Zurich dispatch, quoting tho Leipzig Nouesto Nnchrlchtcn. Tho strike threatens to become general, the new&nnncr reports. DRYS WIN TEST VOTE RULING OF CHAIR IS DEFEATED 36 TO 33. "Bone Dry" Prohibition of Manufac ture and Sale of Intoxicants ' Expected to Pass. Wushlnirton. Julv 12. "Bone dry" prohibition of tho manufacture and sale of Intoxicating liquor throughout tho United States for the remainder of tho war will co Into effect on Jnnu- nry 1 next unless President Wilson dc- l'ents tho proposed action of congress. The "raid to immediate passage or the measure, for which the prohibition ists have been fighting for several months, was cleared on Wcdncsuny when tho senate, by a voto of 30 to 83, went on record in favor of attaching tho natlon-wldo wartime prohibition rider to tho pending agricultural ex tension bill. By this voto tno senate reversed tho chair's ruling, holding the rider out of order. The Indications nro that the senate will adopt the prohibition amendment by an ven larger majority. The concurrence of the house is re corded as a foregone conclusion, Inas much as that body Initiated tho move for war prohibition by adopting an amendment to tho penning Din uo signed to suspend tho liquor traffic. CALLS FOOD SITUATION GOOD No Danger of Sugar Famine, Says Hoover Publio Mu6t Observe New Rules. Washlncton.' July 11. Definite as surances that, there Is no danger of a sugar famine were given on Tuesday by tho food administration und the food situation generally was declared to be bettor than ut any tlmo since America undertook tho feeding of the allied world. The Amerlcnn nubile, however, will be cxnected to observo closely the new regulations, limiting tho household per capita consumption of sugar to three pounds monthly, and to continue nil other conservation measures. 54 NURSES SLAIN BY FOE German Planes Attack Big Belgian Hospital Behind the North Sea Front. London, July 12. Fifty-four nurses and women arabulunco workers were killed by bombs dropped by German airmen In an nttack on an ambulance station nt Lu Panne, Belgium, says a dispatch received hero from Aiuster dam. About fifty bombs were dropped in the attack, La Panne is situated on tho North sea coast, a .few miles back of tho fighting ftont. GERMAN FOREIGN CHIEF OUT Kaiser Accepts Resignation of Dr. Von Kuehlmann, Says Berlin Dispatch. Copenhagen, Denmark, July 11. Emperor William has consented to tho reslcnntlon of Dr. Richard von Kuehl ninnn, the Qenuun foreign 'secretary. the Wolff news bureau of Berlin says It Is reliably reported. It Is expected Admiral von niutze, German minister at Chrlstlanlu and formerly minister to Mexico, will sue cccd him. 28,500 Work at Hog Island. Philadelphia, July 15. Rapid prog ross is being mado toward tho comnle Hon of tho Hog Island shipyards. Thlr ty-flvo keels havo been laid und tho number of workers ut-tho yards has reuched 28,500. Turk Capital Bombed. London, July 15. Air forco contln gents acting with tho British uuvy dropped u half-ton of bombs upon tho city of Constantinople on July 7, it was announced by tho admiralty on Frl day afternoon. Arbitrary Basis Is Not Fair to the Producer or Consumer, Asserts President In Message to Congress. Washington, Jhly 15. President Wilson vetoed on Friday tho annual agricultural appropriation bill, con taining an amendment Increasing tho price of wheat to $2.40 nor bushel. Menibciw of congress from" wheat growing states will mukc a tight to puss tho bill over tho veto, but Indi cations nro that tho wheat-prico pro- isions will bo eliminated. The presi dent's messago said tho Increase In tho price of wheat would add S2 to the cost of a barrel of flour, and would add $387,000,000 to the price of tho 000,000,000 bushel crop of 1018 wheat. Tho president's messago follows: "I regret to return without my sig nature so Important a measure ns H. R. 0054, entitled "At) Act Making Appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for tho Fiscal Year End ing Juno 80, 1010,' but I feel con strained to do so becauso of my earn est dissent froiu the point of view of prlnclplcas well as wlso expediency, from tho provisions of that part of section 14 which prescribes a uniform minimum price for No. 2 northern spring whont of $2.40 n bushel. "I dissent upon principle becnuso 1 believe thut such inelastic legislative prico provisions are 'Insusceptible of being administered in it way that will bo advantageous either to tho pro ducer or to tho consumer, establish Ing as they do arbitrary levels which nro quite independent of tho normal market conditions. "It Is evident that tho prcseut method of determining tho prlco to bo paid for wheat has had tho most stim ulating effect upon production, the cs timated crop of spring wheat for this year exceeding ull high records In a very remurkablo and grutlfylng way. By an overwhelming majority of tho farmers of tho United States the price administratively fixed hus boen re garded as fair and liberal, and objec tions to it hnvo come only from thoso sections of tho country where, unfortu nately, It has in recent years proved Impossible to rely upon climatic con dltlous to produce n full crop of wheat aud where, therefore, many dlsnp pointments to tho farmer havo proven to bo unavoidable. "Personally, I do not bellcvo thn the farmers of tho country depend upon the stimulation of prlco to do their utmost to servo tho nation nud tho world at this time of crisis by ex ertlng themselves to an extraordinary degree to produce tho largest and best crops possible. Their patriotic spirit in tills matter has been worthy of all praise and hns shown them playing n most ndmirnblo and gratifying part In the full mobilization of the resources of tho country. To a very greatly Increased pro ductlon of wheat they have added un Increased production of almost every other Important grain, so that .our granaries nro likely to overflow, and tho anxiety of the nations nrrnyed against Germany with regard to their food supplies lias been relieved. "Tho administrative method of agreeing upon a fair prlco has this very great advantage, which any ele ment of rigidity would In largo purt destroy namely: the advairtngo of flexibility, of rendering posslblo ni every stage and lu the view of overy change of experience a readjustment which will bo fair alike to producei and consumer. "A fixed .minimum price of $2.40 n bushel would, It Is estimated, udd $2 a barrel to the price of flour; In other wordH, raise the price of flour from the present prlco of $10.50 to $12.50 at the mill; and Inasmuch ns wc are antlci pntlng a crop of approximately 000, 000,000 bushels of wheat tilts Increase would be equivalent to the immense Hum of $387,000,000. . "Such nn incrcaso In the prlco of wheat in tho United States would force a corresponding Increase In the price of Canadian wheat. "The Incrcaso would also add very materially to tho cost of living, and thero would Inovitably ensuo nn In crcaso In the wngo paid In practically overy Industry In the country. These added financial and economic dlfllcul tics, affecting practically the whole world, cannot, I assume, huve been in contemplation by tho congress lit puss Ing this legislation. "WOODROW WILSON." Air Instructor Is Killed. Bollevlllu, 111., July 13. Lieut. Leo O. Glddlngs of Dnluth, Minn., nn In structor, was killed and Cadet Ed ward C. Darlington of Washington, D, O.. was severely Injured when an air piano dropped 800 feet at Scott field Edison. Jr.. Joins Tank Forces. Morrlstown, N. J., July 13. William L, Edison, son of Thomns A. Edison, tho inventor, and honorary chairman of tho navy consulting board, enlisted in a tank division of tho United States 1 1 T-1 . C I unny UUU tun lur run jiutuui, Sport clothes, having coma to stay, havo their growing strength constantly ro-enforced by wonderful now develop ments. Designers can bo ns daring as they llko so long as they know how to turn out beautiful, if startling, new things that aro Ingenious and full of style. Stripes and checks, In strong con trasts of color, made up in combina tion with plain color, have occupied our field of vision this year, almost to tho exclusion of tho odd, brilliantly colored figures that wore strewn over tho sur face of sport clothes last year. . Theso checks and broad stripes nro most cleverly managed, and now wo havo hats and turbaus mado to match coats .and skirts. Ono wonders whero theso mow by-puths will leud, at any rate, they run in tho direction of tho smart est Informal clothes that wo havo ever known. Tho sport costume pictured leaves nothing to bo desired in tho way of Children's Frocks For late summer and early full weur i tho choice of fabrics for children's dressy frocks narrows down, as sheer goods nrc moro or less eliminated from calculation. Wool has advanced until It has reached n point where silk may be considered on a par with it, so far as economy is concerned, For this and for patriotic reasons, tho little miss may as well go In silk attlro us In any thing else. Among tho now model drosses thero aro taffetas, crcpo do chine and fou lards. Tho taffetus aro shown In plain colors and in narrow stripes, tho crepe do chlno In uniformly plain colors und tho foulurds, with medium dark grounds, hnvo rimall figures In white or In white and colors printed on them. But, of all silks, tho taffetas fill the requirements of children's dress In tho best mnnnor, Ono of the prettiest taffetus Is shown above and Is un ex cellent example of good designing. This frock has a skirt In which tho fullness is arranged In tlyo box plaits. It Is set ou to a short bodice, and by wny of ornament it has suspenders ot silk over tho snouiuers. xney aro split near tho ends, where thoy oxtend below th bodice und fasten to tho skirt with flat pearl buttons. Small Bllk'Covered buttons might bo substl- good style. It lias a skirt of white shantung, with panels nt tho side showing brond bands of color lfa this" caso n vivid green ou n whlto ground. Tho sleovclcss ' Jacket, with narrow belt and patch pockets, Is In tho sumo bright green, and largo buttons On the skirt rovcal how perfectly big buttons lit In with tho character of sport clothes. Large checks, broad stripes and fringes havo Joined forces with but; tons to glvo thoso who think up sport clothes every posslblo chnnco of suc cess. The slip-over styles In sweaters and blouses play into their hands, and other allies are tho now heavy weaves in silk and tho funcy shaded striped tricots. Long, wide scarfs that may bo worn In several ways, and scarfs that aro belted and pocketed to bo worn in but ono way, aro made witli companion ptoces In hats that mutch them. A whlto blouse and skirt find, themselves part of n sport suit in their company. for Late Summer tutcd for these. This dress is in porce-. latn-btue taffeta, but tho same design' looks well In tan or brown, and In any1 cuse tho French knots thut provide tho finishing touch are mado of black slHcj twist. Thero are some heavy cotton crepcs, In all tho attractive colors of silks, that will prove Interesting ns, substl-j tutes for wool frocks, when tho time arrives to get school clothes ready.; All dresses aro simply mudo, with funcy stitching and French knots, or' very simple embroidery providing their! meager decorations. Whlto orgundlo, collars, and sometimes uudersleeves of organdie, provo a means of freshening' up these childish frocks. ' Capes in Vogue. Capes are much In evidence and pleated ones on deep yokes nro very good; tho large collars roll overnnjl nil but cover tho yoke. , Yoke collars are cut to follow tho yoke lino exactly. Other capos are for afternoon wear and aw of satin or heavy silks, and havo vests of contrasting material at the front.