The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, August 08, 1919, Image 2
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. NEBRASKA .HAPPENINGS CONDENSED TO A PEW LINES Tho rocont convention of the State Suffrage ussoclntlon, held at Lincoln, was tlio greatest In the history of tho organization. It was decided at tho mooting tlint hereafter efforts of the association will bo centered upon the education of women voters along the linos of government politics. Mrs. 0. li. Dlolrlck of Hastings was chosen prcsldOiit for the ensuing year. Tlie congregation of tho St. Jo- soph's parish, near Nebraska City, celebrated a big event recently when notes aggregating $10,000 were can celled nnd burned in public. Tho money was used In tho erection of the church, said to be the finest cdl ilco in n country district In tho stnte. Tho United States army transconti nental motor truck train, compoatd of about sovonty-flve trucks and touring cars, and a crew of 230 inon, passed through Nebraska last week, ovor tho Lincoln Highway. Stops were mado at Oinuha, Grand Island, North I'latte and several other places. Women can vote for all electlvo olllcors In primary elecllons, Including tho constitutional convention primary, Sept. 10, under the partial suffrage act of 1017, according to G. A. Soron son, author of the women's suffrage act. A total of 21,000 persons from Adams and surrounding counties, In cluding about 700 returned soldiers, ittcnded .a reunion of world-war, Spanish-American and Civil war vet erans at Hastings. It was tho banner iffalr of tho kind for Hastings. The rains of tho past week came Just In time to save crops and pas tures from serious danmgo in many sections of Nebraska. Crop experts contend that tho long dry spell did not danmgo corn to any extent. One of tho most hilarious sessions sver held In tho senate chamber of tho state houso at Lincoln took place last week when tho upper houso of the itato legislature unanimously ratified the, national suffrago amendment. ' Paving fsTelng laid upon a number of streets at Geneva. If petitions, which havo been presented to tho city council, are favorably acted upon, forty additional blocks will bo ndded to tho first district. Some sort of n hitch has occurred between tho York and Hamilton coun ty boards which may delay tho com pletion of tho S. Y. A. federal aid highway between Aurora nnd York until next year. nhoo expects a captured German cnunon In recognition of Saunders county's war activities, according to n resolution recently Introduced In congress by Representative Mc Laughlin. Fremont burbors now charge 25 cents for n shavo and 50, cents for a haircut. It is said Fremont is the last town of its slzo in tho state to boost Its barber prices to that figure. The Nebraska railway commission has authorized telephone companies to charge Uurlcson installation rates until a hearing October 15, when now Btnto rates will bo determined. Organization of a regiment of na tional guards to bo known as tho Eighth regiment, will soon bo under way, according to Capt. II. 0. Stoln of Lincoln, U. S. disbursing ofllccr. L. I, Fusblo, stato club leader, ban nnnounccd that one cntlro bnrn at tho Nebraska stnto fair will be given over to swlno exhibits by members of boys anil girls' clubs. Wheat fields In tho vicinity of Rig Springs, are yielding splendidly nnd some estimates llguro tho district will produce nrotiud 2,000,000 bushels. Announcement was mado at tho Stato Suffrago mooting at Lincoln that Nebraska women propose to form n non-partisan political organization. Over 100 citizens of Hooper nnd vicinity havo netltloned tho eonntv hoard to enlargo the bridge over tho Elkhorn river nenr Hooper. A company Is to be oignnlzed at Fremont which will purchase an nlr plnno to make (lights daily over tho district. The primary election for selecting candidates to the Constitutional con vention will bo held on Tuesday, Sep tember 10. September 21 to October -I are tho dates set for the Ak-Sar-llen fidl fes tival at Omahu. Lnurel has let a contract for 20, 000 yards of paving to cost about 582,000. Estimates based on school census gives Omaha a population of 205,000 people. State hend(piarters of the G. A. It. at Lincoln expects 1,000 people from Nebraska will Journey to Columbus, Ohio, for tho national encampment of tho G, A. It., Sons of Veterans nnd al lied organizations Septembor 7 to 1H. Tho ftato fair management hns se cured ns an attraction nt tho 1010 exhibition Lieutenant Omcr Lockelnr, tho llyer who leaps from one nlrplano to another while several thousand feet in the air, crawls nil ovor tho plane when In motion and who does n lot of othqr stunts. s Representatives of tho highway departments of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowu, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas havo Joined lunula nnd propose to work as a unit that will result In better roads in the states named. Two Seward chaps who were fined for lllegnl-llshlng the other dny got It back, at tho game warden who "pinched" them by filing a complnlnt against tho olltccr for running his nutb without u toll light. The guar dian of tho law was assessed $3,00. The fishermen pnld a totuTof 0.40. The ense of Anson B. Colo and Alien V. Grammcr, both under n death sentence to bo put Into effect Sept. 10, for tho murder of Mrs. Vogt, has been sent to the supremo court for the third time, following rofusnl of the district court of Lancaster county to grant a writ of hnbeas corpus filed for Colo by his attorneys. The Lincoln street cnar company has been permitted to Increase Its fares from 5 to 0 cents In the city, nnd to 7 cents to suburbs by the federal court, which also Issued a restraining order ngalnst the railway commission from Interfering with the establish. inent of tho new schedules. With tho turning over of tho tele graph and telephone companies to their owners by the government on August 1st, word was received by tho State Hallway Commission at Lincoln thnt a now schedule of rates would go Into eff. Chancellor Avery of tho University of Nebraska announced ho had denied the application to admit to the Uni versity of Nebrnskn for technical training n numbor of students identi fied with tho federal soviet republic of Itusslaa. W. E. Sharp, provident of the Am orlcun I'olash company, nnnounccd that he has received an order for IDS carloads of Nebraska potash, valued at .j,ouu,uua it is the largest sale I of potash over made In the United States. Nebraska meiubsrs of congress, es pecially Representatives Ronvls and Jeffries, played n leadlnir nnrt In tim debnte In tho houso preceding the adoption of a resolution demanding mat surplus army foodstuffs ho sold to the public. County commissioners of Hull county defied tho new Nebntsl in refusing to appropriate funds fot mo county farm bureau ution tlm ro. quest to do so in the form of n pe tition py n number of fnrmers. Although whent Is ronchlm tin Onmlin market at tho rate of 300,000 to 500,000 bushels n dav. railroad frnmIii officials are of tho opinion that there win no no congestion nt tho terminal. Sixty Gago county veterans of tlm world war voted nt a meeting nt Bentrlco to apply for a charter, pre liminary to the onrnnizntlon of n Tinrl of the American Legion. Mrs. Clnra G. Qulmbv. of Colorado. hns assumed her new duties as super intendent of tho state Industrial home for girls nt Genevn. She succeeded Paul McAuloy of Omnha. tumoral services for T.t. ntim-int Lnmborn, Nebraska flyer, killed while employed as n government nir mall carrier when ho fell 0,000 feet neni Dlx Itun, Pn., were held nt Mlnden. i THO tOl) nrlCO for Doilirn rnnnfi land was reached tho other dov wimn n 120-ncro tract near Fremont sold foi $170 per ncro. Three years ago the sumo farm sold .'or $200 nn ncre. A fast lturllncton unssoniror train crashed Into a herd of 43 cattle neat O'Doll, Gage county, killing thirty four of them. Soveral wero miru-hrod Ilerefords. Twenty Nebraska broom manufac turers have requested tho stato bonrd of control to abolish the pcnltcntlnrj broom plnnt, which they claim is ruin ing their business. Orchnrdlsts of southeastern Nebrns ten claim tho apple crop this yenr will more than double thnt of 1018. Tht yield is expected to bo about 00 pei cent normal. Pender hns n new banking Instltu Hon, tho Farmers' and Merchants Stnto bank. It Is capitalized at $50,00C and opened for business tho first ol tho month. Several farmers In Dodgo county re? ported loss of stock from tho recent hot period. One farmer reported tht loss of a $1,000 bull from sunstroke. Farmers south of Superior report much excitement In tho vicinity of th Standard Oil company's drilling, oil having been struck, they say. The Arlington Telephone Co. ho nuulo application with tho state rail way commission for nu Increase ol 25 cents on each telephone. Nearly $1,000 dropped into tin treasury of Rlehnrdson county when Sheriff McNnlty sold four automobllei taken from booze runners. Fremont Is soon to havo nnothei dally nowspnpor. It Is to bo estab lished by tho Fremont Publishing Co. Actual construction will begin oo Ited Cloud's now $50,000 nudltorluir and snles pavilion In a few days. Workmen nro busy at Wahoo mak ing preparations to lay n total ol about forty .blocks of paving. Omobn oxpects to have air mnll serv.ee from tho east the latter pari of next October. Work Is progressing rnpldly on tht new Cornhusker hlghwny through Saunders county. Dry ranges In tho wesf nro given as the cause of the bronklnir of twn records for cuttle, receipts nt tho South Onmhn live stock market dur ing the past week. Tho high mark for a single day was 20,78.1. Reports ronchlm: Stnto Hunnrintnnii out of Schools Cleinmons nt Lincoln indicate that manv sections of Knimm ka will expcrlenco n shortage, of school teachers this fall. Tho short age of teachers Is said to lm duo In better pay offered In other lines of worK. E. L, Krnuse. n Lincoln killed and E. L. Wllmoth, nlso of liincom, was seriously Injured when an alrplano occupied by tho two men fell 200 feet near Fremont. Th mnklng u flight from Lincoln to Fro- mont wnen tlio nccldent occurred. After bentlnc his wlfo to Month with a stovo poker Fred Hockineler, weaimy runner of nen Leigh, hung himself from the roof of nenr tho houso where tho murder was committed. Tho night prior to tho tragedy the couple quarrolled about a calf getting on the lawn. 1 Colored man wounded In Chlcego's race riots being escorted to snfety by mounted policemen. 2 Amer ican color bearers marching at the head of the Yanks In tho great Bastllle-day parade In Paris. 3 Scene In Chi cago during the street car strike when the people wero forced to utilize nil manner of conveyances. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENT Nearly Two Score Are Killed in War Between Whites and Blacks in Chicago. STATE TROOPS CALLED OUT 8treet Car Men Strike at Same Time Urgency of Action to Cut Living Cost Impressed on Govern ment Status of Peace Treaty Contest. By EDWARD W. PICKARD. Itnce riots nnd strikes made" Chltngo the news center of the country for the week, nnd the news from it was sen sational and plentiful. Starting In a trifling qunrrel over the "color line" nt a bathing beach, a real race war sprang up with stnrtllng suddenness and quickly spread throughout tho South side of tlio city, where most of the negroes live, nnd thence to tho downtown business district, with spo radic outbreaks In other regions. He fore the authorities got the sltuntlon under control nenrly two score per sons had been killed and several hun dred wounded. For several days tho mayor Insisted the police could re storo order, but realization of his mls tako was forced on him and he called on the governor for assistance from tho state mllltln. Several regiments nt onco occupied tho "black belt." However, the establishment of martial law was avoided and thus the city "saved Its face." There is no doubt that the casualty llets of the nice war were kept down by the fnct that the strike of the street car men was coincident with the riots. Not a surface or elevated car was running nnd It was compara tively easy for tho authorities to keep out of the riot district the trouble and curiosity seekers. The strike, which had been Impending fqr some time, wns preclpltnted suddenly by the rad ical element In the car men's unions, n compromise offer of tho cpmpnnles, ap proved by tho state nnd' city authori ties and the heads of the unions, be ing rejected. Though seriously ham pered In getting to Its work and In transacting business, the public took tho sltuntlon good nnturedly and made Its way to the business district and home again with rather remarkablo facility. All manner of motor ve hicles were pressed Into service nnd the steam roads exerted every efiVn to enrry their many thousands of ex..-n passengers. The demand of the car men for a heavy increase In wages did not have general sympathy, for It meant a corresponding Increase In the fures charged. There havo been many bitter com plaints lately to the effect thnt the government was not doing whnt It might to reduce the cost of living by Belting to consumers the Immense sur plus stores of food held by tho war department. On Thursdny the war department put on snlo about 311,000. 000 pounds of those foodstuffs, Inelud lug canned vegetables, corned beef, bacon, roast beef, frozen meats and poultry. The mnrketlng was dono through local postmasters nnd mnll curriers, who took orders from buy ers, received tho cush and delivered tho goods. The prices obtained rep resented tho cost to the government plus Jhe postage. This sale was es- MmMmmMwmmmmwmmmmsm pccially well patronized by tho people of smnll towns nnd rural districts, and It wns predicted that the supplies would bo disposed of within a week. Of course such a measure as this Is only a 'drop In tho bucket, nnd it is being more and more forcibly Impress ed on the government that it must do something to mnke the cost of life's necessities squnre with tho Incomes of tho people. The advisory board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers took up the matter directly with tho president, presenting to him n momornndum which ho characterized us an "impressivo document" and ordered made public. The board ap pealed to the president nnd cabinet for government action to increase tho purchasing power of the dollar, fall ing in which, It said, the engineers would have to ask a further Incrcnso In wages. Tho memorandum asserted that the spirit of unrest existing among all clnsses, especially wage earners, was duo "lrnlnly to the con scienceless profiteering by the grent interests who hnvo secured control of all the necessaries of life." The en gineers are wise enough to see and to admit that increasing the wages Is but temporary relief so long as prices continue to soar." Just before the engineers visited the White House Democratic National Chairman Cuminlngs reported to the president on his political Inspection trip over the country, telling Mr. Wil son of the growing importance of ac tion to reduce the cost of living. What form that action will take, when It comes, cannot bo conjectured even from the fnct that official Investiga tions of various kinds of alleged profi teering are under way or proposed. The Immediate result of all this was a conference of cabinet members and heads of bureaus called by Attorney General Palmer for the purpose of discussing the situation nod possible remedies. The government will seok to stop and punish profiteering, to de termine the contributing causes for high prices and to devise remedies for immediate relief for the public. Tho administration Is gravely con cerned over the manifest discontent of the American farmers, which comes Just at a time when the official es timates of the tuition's wheat crop have had to be greatly reduced. The farmers have been dissatisfied with the system of grading fixed by tho bu reau of markets of the department of agriculture, nnd now, ns Chairman Rnrncs of the government grnln cor poration told the president, they nre protesting ngalnst an order from the corporation fixing a schedule of dis counts for tho lower grades of wheat. This, they assert, deprives them of un unreasonably largo part of the guar anteed price of $2,20 per bushel, the amount received being In some In stnnccs ns low ns $1.45 per bushel. Tho Franco-American defense treaty was submitted to the senate, and at onco became a subject of debate in the committee on foreign relations, nlong with the pence treaty. President Wilson, in asking Its approval said ho considered the treaty with Ger many nnd the covenant of the League of Nations gave France full protec tion, but that he had been moved to the treuty by considerations of friend ship nnd gratitude to France. Oppo sition senators, protested that this pact violated tlie constitutional right of congress to make war, to which the president's supporters had the obvious retort thnt It created no precedent, similar action having been taken In numerous cases In tho past. Tho foreign relntlons committee did an unusunl If not unprecedented thing In holding public hearings on the pence treaty. Bernard Baruch was the first mm witness nnd was questioned especially regarding the reparation and other finnnclnl clauses. President Wilson postponed tho start of his speaking tour of the coun try probably until August 15, and con tinued his efforts in Washington in bchnlf of the peace treaty and league covenant. He called In more senators to conference, both Democrats nnd Re publicans, and appealed for unquali fied ratification of the treaty especial ly on the ground thnt reservations or nniendments would necessitate Its re submission to Germany, which ho said would be humiliating to us. To Sen ator Fernald of Maine Mr. Wilson said he had assumed there were nt least sixty senators who would take a world view of the situation. "There are sixty men In tho United States senate who take a world view' of the situation," Senator Fernald re plied. "Fortunately, they Include In their view the best Interests of the United Stntes of America." Other senators told tho president that while they recognized tho fact thnt reservations would cause delay, they considered the protection of American Interests of grenter Impor tance than speedy ratification. There Is no doubt thnt both sides to the con troversy would bo glnd to find some dignified way out of It, but neither seems to have made any converts. The help which the administration expect ed In the wny of a formal declaration by Japan thnt It would restore Shan tung to China was not forthcoming nnd that grab clause remained a sore spot. Official dispatches from MnJ. J. O. Green, director of the American re lief administration's work in Turkey, calls attention to tho imminent peril of the remnlnder of the Armenian na tion. The Turks have reorganized their army and they and the Tatars are advancing on the Armenians from three sides, cutting them off from all relief supplies and threatening their extermination. Unless military pro tection is afforded tho Armenians at once, snys Major Green, the disaster will be more terrible than the massa cres In 1015. In Paris It Is said the peace conference's hands nre tied un til America decides whether or not It will accept a mandate for Asia Minor. Germnny's commissioners named to attend to the delivery of live stock to tho French nnd Belgians, and to the transfer of the Snur coal mines has arrived at Versailles and gone to work, and In other respects the Germnns seem to be trying reluctnntly to carry out the provisions of the treaty. But their army in Letvln remains obdurate und General Von der Goltz nnd other officers have become so Insolent In their endenvors to prevent the Letts from establishing n stnblo government thnt tlio supreme council of the allies has ordered the Immediate expulsion of the German troops from Letvla. Austria wns given until ono o'clock In the nfternoon of August 0 to con sider tho terms offered her. Her press nnd public men have declared the terms nro Impossible of acceptance, and on Thursday It was announced that tho cabinet, bended by Dr. Karl Rentier, had decided to resign. Though America was not at war with Bulgaria, It was decided that It should sign the treaty with that tuition This treaty was complea-d with the exception of some of the territorial cluuses. All the Allies except Americn wer,e In favor of awarding western Thrace to Greece. Undersecretary of State Polk, who hns taken Secretary Lansing's plnce on the council, was taking an nctive part In the discus alon of this matter. 10 SELL AH FOOD GOVERNMENT TO DISPOSE OF HUGE SURPLUS STOCKS. THIRTY GAR LOUS AT PAHA Commodities In First Class Condition and to Go Below Prevailing Prices. Retail In Lots Only. Wnshlngton. In the face of grow ing unrest over thc.hlgh.cost or living,, tis Indicated by tho spreading &trlko of railroad workers, nialiy government ngeneles nro making stronuotij efforts to effect n rcttirn to normal price levels. Immediate sale of all surplus food stuffs purchased for the army, Instead of only canned goods, was ordered by the War department. Millions of pounds of ments, beans, pumpkin, squash and other commodities will be offered to the public August 18, through the parcel post system, Pur chasers will have to paj' postage charges from the place of storage. The sale, tho War department said, "will bo tho largest direct salt' to the American people ever attempted." The prices were stated to bo "materially lower" than those prevailing In tho commercial market and tho food was described as being In excellent condi tion. "All of tho commodities," the state ment continues, "were government In spected nnd prepnred In nccoulance- witli nrmy specifications." Tlio department said surplus prop erty officers at Boston, New York, Bal timore, Newport News, Atlantn, Chica go, New oceans, Fort Sam Houston-, LI Paso, Omaha nnd Snn Francisco had been dlrecvcd to mnke the sales. About thirty carloads Of foodstuff Is now stored at thu quartermaster's depot at Omaha, the supply being one of the lnrgest In the country. New York Is reported to have only fifteen carloads. Provision Is mndo for meeting the flemnnd In towns where the chnrtcr re strictions prevent the purchnse In the manner prescribed by the war depart ment. In such cases the mayor or some commission mny act ns the agent. Instead of car load lots of 30,000 pounds, snles may be mndo In ns smnll lots as n single ense or enrton. The piices quoted to municipalities are tho basic price of the department in offer ing the commodities for sale through the parcel post. Prices for tho food were quoted as follows : Meats: Corned beef, No. 1 can, 30c; No. 2 can, 58c ; C pounds enn, $2. Roast beef, No. 1 can, 20c; 1-pound can, -tic; 2-pouiul can, GOc; G-pounds can, .$2.20. Corn beef hash, 1-pound can, 23c; 2 pound enn, 40c. Bncon In crates, 34e per pound; In 12-pound tins, 3Gc per pound. Vegetables : Baked beans, No. 1 cnnr 7c; No. 2 enn, 18c; No. 3, 18c. String less beans, No. 2 can, 11c; No. 10 enn, 48c. Corn, No. 2 can, 12c. Peas, No. 2 can, 11c. Tomatoes, No. 2 can, 11c; No. 24 can, 13c; No. 3 can, 15c; No. 10 enn, 45c. Pumpkin, No. 2 can, 0c; No. 3 can, 9c ; No. 10 cau, 21c. Squash, No. 2 can, 0c. The numbers of enns available for sale in each commodity range from 22,030,235 of the No. 3 cans of to matoes to 1,025 cans No. 10 size of pumpkins. Tho lnrgest amounts oth erwise nre 15,000,000 No. 1 cans and 19,000,000 No. 2 cans of corned beef, 12,000,000 each of the 1 and 2-pound cans of roust beef, 11,000,000 each of tho and 2-pound cans of corned beef hash, 13,000,000 cans No. 3 size baked beans, 18,000,000 No. 2 cans of corn, 10,000,000 pounds of crated bacon, and G.000,000 of bacon In 12-pounds tins. Bomb Outrage In West. Los Angeles, Cnl. Revenge for the pnrt he played In the prosecution of a group of dynamiters in the middle west several years ngo was assigned by the police here ns the probable motive for nn ntttempt on the life of Oscar Lawler, former nsslstnnt attor ney general of the United Stntes. Mr. Lawler's homo wns practically destroy ed by a bomb and subsequent fire, and ho and Mrs. Lawler both seriously burned and otherwise Injured. The Lawler home wns n large brick and frame structure In the fashionable WHshlre district, in the west part of the city. Nebraska 14th to Ratify. Lincoln, Neb. Both houses of the Nebraska, legislature unanimously rat ified the proposed amendment to the federal constitution, giving the women of the country full nuffrage. This action makes Nebraska the 14th state to ratify the amendment. Beer Proves Unpopular. New York. Declaring thnt the pub-' lie did notenre for the brand of beer permitted under wartime prohibition, 155 New York liquor dealers have sur rendered their licenses. South Welcomes Negroes. Nashville, Tenn. 'Come bnck home" Is tho word Tennessee sends to friend les negroes fleeing from Chlcngo be cause of race riots. Gov. Roberts said the negroes will bo welcomed bnck by Tennessee. 217 Americans Slain In Mexico. Washington, D. C Two hundred nnd seventeen American citizens have been killed in Mexico since the end of tho regliuo of Porlltio Din?! on Mny 25, 1011, the sennte wus Informed by Secretary Ijinslng.