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THE SEMLWEEKLV TRIBUNE NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
President Says the Law Is Aid
to Increase of Industrial
TELLS OF PRESSING NEED
Second Time Chief Executive Has Ve.
toed the Measure by Which Clocks
Are Set Forward In March,
Back In October.
Washington, Aug. 18. President
Wllsgn vetoed the 1)111 repealing the
daylight' saving law. The president
feald he did so with "tho utmost reluc
tanco" becnuso he realized "the very
considerable nnd In some respects
very serious Inconveniences to which
the daylight suvlng law subjects tho
farmers of the country."
This is the second timo the president
:hns vetoed repeal of the law by which
the clocks arc set forward un hour on
the last Sunday In March nud turned
back nn hour the Inst Sunday In Octo
'ber. Tho president's message vetoing
the bill Is as follows:
"I return this bill, II. It. 3854, 'An
4ict for tho repeal of tho daylight sav
ing law,' without my slgnnturc,"but do
so with the utmost reluctance. I rc:i
llzo the very couslderablo and In
some respects very serious Inconven
iences to which the daylight saving
law subjects tho farmers of the coun
try, to whom wo owe tho greatest con
sideration, and who have distinguished
themselves during these recent years
of war nnd want by patriotic endenv
ors worthy of nil praise.
"But I have been obliged to bnlnnce
one set of disadvantages against nu
other and to venture n Judgment as fo
which were the more serious for the
country. Tho Immediate and pressing
need of the country Is production, In
creased and increasing production, in
all lines of Industry. The. disorganiza
tion and dislocation caused by the war
Jinvo told nowhere so heavily as nt
the Industrial centers in manufacture
and In the mnny Industries to which
the country and the whole world
must look to supply needs which can
not bo Ignored or postponed.
"It Is to these that tho duyllghfsav
lng law Is of most service. It minis
ters to economy nnd to efficiency. And
the Interest of the farmer Is not In all
respects separated from these Inter
ests. He needs what the factories
produce along with the rest of the
world. He Is profited by tho prosper
ity which their success brings about.
His own life and methods are. more
euslly adjusted, I venture to think,
thnn those of the manufacturer and
"These nro considerations which
hnvo led me to withhold my slgnnture
from this repeal. I hope that they are
considerations which will appeal to
the thoughtful judgment of tho house
nnd In the long run to the thoughtful
judgment of the farmers of tho coun
try, who have nlwnys shown an admir
able public spirit."
LUXEMBURG HAS H. C. L RIOT
Thousands Storm Parliament Build
ings; Troops Are Called to
Luxemburg, Aug. 18. Parliament
jbulldlngs were stoned by a crowd of
7,000 worklngmen during n demonstra
tion caused by the fnct that the
amount voted by the chnmber of dep
uties to meet the high cost, of living
was deemed Insufficient. Some of the
manlfcstants succeeded In entering
tho chamber, but were driven out
when fired on by gendarmes.
BIG RAID MADE AT ST. LOUIS
Twenty Million Pounds of Meats and
Other Food Supplies Seized
by United States.
St. Louis, Aug. 18. Twenty million
pounds of meats wore reported seized
when federal authorities raided the
Booth Cold Storage company her-.
Large stocks of eggs, cheese nnd other
foodstuffs were also said to hnvo
been located. Officials had not yet
learned who owned the stocks.
FOOD RIOTERS ARE FIRED ON
Serious Disturbances Occur at Katto
vltz, Silesia Market Dealers and
Berlin, Aug. 18. Serious riots oc
curred nt ICnttovltz, Silesia, nnd many
persons were wounded when troops
tired on a crowd of demonstrnnts
against the high price of food. Mar
ket dealers were mauled, shops were
plundered and windows smashed.
Artist Christy Weds Again.
New York, Aug. 18. Howard Chan-
dler Christy, nrtlst, nnd Mrs. Nancy j
Mny Palmer, a young widow, formerly
of Poughkeepsle, who for eight years
hud been his favorite model, were mar
ried In the Broadway tabernacle here.
No U. S. Food Ships at i'etrograd.
Stockholgi, Aug. 18. Tho American
legation denied today that two Ameri
can ships had nrrlved nt Petrograd
with foodstuffs for tho soviet govern
ment, as was reported August 0 by
MRS. THOMAS H, CARTER
Mrs. Thomas H .Carter, widow of
former United States Senator Cnrtor
of Mnntnnn, has nttnlned noto ns an
unusual figure In politics. Sho Is a
member of tho Republican women's
national executive committee, and has
been especially nctlvo In Washington
nnd Moutnnn politics. Sho Is plan
ning classes of women for the study
jof citizenship, Its obligations and re
j sponslbllltles, and has already begun
some of this work In Washington.
SUGAR PRICE 1 1 CENTS
ATTORNEY GENERAL PALMER
SETS FIGURE FOR RETAILER.
If Grocer Charges More Ho la Prof!
teering, District Attorney Told
After Clothing, Etc.
Washington, Aug. 15. Through li
cense regulations nnd tho power of
tho food administration to procure the
, cancellation of licenses, the depart
ment of justice hopes to reach some
cases of profiteering In sugar that
would bo more difficult to reach
through enforcement of the criminal
i provisions of tho food control net.
I This position of tho department wns
' made plain in u circular sent to dis
trict attorneys cnlllng nttentlon to tho
fact that food administration officials
hud taken the position that sugnr
should not retail for more than 11
cents a pound and that "where It Is
retailing for moro It indicates that
' either the wholesaler or retailer Is
making nn unreasonable profit."
Mr. Palmer conferred with Clnrenco
Wilson, food administrator for the
District of Columbia, about efforts to
reduce prices In Wushlngtou. He al
so had a conference with F. C. Hen
derschoot, secretnry of the New York
fair price committee.
Mr. Palmer appeared before the sen
ate ngrlculturo committee and explain
ed amendments to the food control net
extending antlprofitecrlng sections to
, clothing and other necessities and pro
! vldlng penalties for violations of tho
When the committee met, senators
expressed divided opinions as to tho
necessity for the legislation.
STRIKERS PROTECT FACTORY
Offer Watchmen to Keep Fire Insur
ance in Force on the Empty
Peoria, III., Aug. 10. The departure
I Thursday of all tho Imported strlke
i breakers from the Keystone wire mills
left the buildings empty.
Tho strikers proffered services of 25
of their number as watchmen, Inside
nnd outside of the mills, to keep In
i force the fire Insurance, "both to pro
' tcct our cmplbyers and our Jobs when
this blows' up."
Officials met with a committee of
two strikers shortly after nine o'clock.
In the morning nt the city hall. Tho
conference was expected to reach nn
ngreoment to end the strike.
GRAB 28,180 POUNDS COFFEE
Government Officials Seize Huge Sup.
ply From Storage Ware
house at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Aug. 15. Federal offi
cials hero seized 281,180 pounds of
coffco held In storage In n wnrehouso
on n libel Information Issued by tho
United Stntes district ottorney. It
wns alleged In tho Information thnt
tho coffee Is held for J. Aron & Co.
of Now York.
The Information alleged that the
coffee had been In tho wnrehouso
since October 1, Inst, nnd wns will
fully hoarded to Increase Its price.
Kolchak Continues Retreat.
London, Aug. 10. The retreat In the
Ural mountains of the forces of Admiral
Kolchnk continues, according to news
received hero. South of Urnlsk, It Is
added, the bolshevlkl have driven tho
Cossacks back GO miles.
Seize Butter In Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Elghty-fivo thou
sand pounds of butter wns seized In
cold storngo houses and freight cars
in Chicago by federal agents nnd de
partment of justice men started ou
on tho trail of more.
SEIZED BY U. S,
Confiscation Penalty to Bo Added
to Fines and Prison for
TAKE GOODS FROM STORES
Government Cuts Prices ns tho Market
Falls Lowers Cost of Army
Goods to Meet the Reduction
Made by Retailers.
Chlcngo, Aug. 15. In Its drive to re
duce the high cost of living, the fed
eral government began tho seizure ol
huge nmounts of foods In storage
The first seizures were reported
from Chnttnnoogu, Twin., and Jackson
ville, Fin., and tho United Stntes dis
trict attorney's office announced that
similar action would be taken In tho
Governors of a number of stntes
have asked the assistance of tho de
partment of Justice to force Into tho
market "amnzlng quantities" of food
being held In storage, apparently until
prices increased. Attorney General
Palmer announced In Washington that
district attorneys had been ordered to
co-opernto with the governors.
Not only will Chlcngo food hoarders
bo fined and Imprisoned, but their
stocks will bo seized and sold.
At Chattanooga government agents
went to tho storage plnht of tho At
lnntlc Ico and Coal corporation and
took possession of 81,000 dozen eggs
that were being hold for Morris & Co.
At Jacksonville, nccordlng to an As
sociated Press telegram, moro thnn n
million eggs, hundreds of thousands
of tins of ennned foods nnd 27,500
pounds of sugnr were seized In rnlds
on wholesnlo food warehouses and
cold-storage plants by federal offi
cers. Plnns for tho seizing of nil hoards
of food that may be found are now
being perfected, nccordlng to Mr. Mil
roy. Violators of tho antl-hoardlng
law will bo liable not only to pay a
fine of $5,000, or imprisonment for two
years, or both, but are also likely to
hnvo tho ' government confiscate tho
food and sell It.
It Is expected that this punishment
will bo effective against profiteers.
Tho Cubnn sugar crop Is the largest
this year In tho history of the Island,
according to II. II. Itolopp, who is
the head of the sugar distributing
committee for the government. Most
of It has been marketed, he said.
Food caches will be seized for uses
of tho army nnd navy nnd Inter will
be directed to civilian uses. Rclcuso
of sugar for the canning senson Is
Determination on the part of con
sumers to tnko ndvnntngo of tho gov
ernment co-operutlon In bringing about
n lower cost of living was Indented
In-tho restricted buying of distributers
in the produce market during the
Sales of government foods continued
with reflected lower prices In compet
Washington, Aug. 15. To meet re
ductions recently made by retnllcrs, n
new scale of prices for surplus food
stuffs was put Into effect by the war
Roast beef was reduced from $2.13
to $1.00 per six pound enn; bacon from
85 to 31 cois per pound, nnd No. 3
cans of beuws from 11 to 0 cents.
Prices on other Items wcro reduced
CALL OFF BIG RAIL STRIKE
Threat of Dig Traffic Tieup Is Re
moved After Spirited Meeting at
Chicago Lay Trouble to I. W. W.
Chlcngo, Aug. 10. The break In tho
railroad shop' crafts' strlko came on
Thursday when representatives of 27,
000 car men decided by nn overwhelm
ing vote to return to work. The vote
to remain In nllllliitlon with the inter
national organization of tho union In
stead of with the Chicago district
council of federated shop crafts which
has had charge of tho strlko, came
nfter n spirited session during which
It was charged that tho I. W. W. has
been responsible for tho rebellion In
tho ranks of tho shop men. The reso
lution providing that tho men rosunto
work was presented by P. A. Ilnllcen,
president of tho control body of car
men, at a mass meeting In Cnr Men's
hall. The meeting wns nddressed by
J. M. Patterson, International vlco
president of the association, who laid
the disturbances in the Chlcngo dis
trict to the lntluenco of a "red" cle
ment. U. S. Mission to Quit Berlin. I
Berlin, Aug. 18. The United States 1
military mission assigned to Germany
after the armistice and which has had
Its headquarters In Berlin will bo dis
solved in the course of the next month
und will leave for home. i
1,500 Idaho Miners Strike.
Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 18. A walkout
of miners of Burke, Mullnn nnd Nine
Mllo districts of "tho Coeur d'Alcno oc
curred hero. Fifteen hundred men nro
out to enforco tho demand for un
HENRY U. DOHERTY
otrn Ntwipiprr Union $1
One of America's biggest nuf-tness
geniuses Is Henry L. Doherty. The
dny President Garfield was nssnssl
nated h.2 mnde $5.48 selling extras.
Today ho Is president of tho Cities
Service company, n $200,000,000 cor
poration controlling two hundred gas
nnd electric companies In nearly ev
ery state In the United Stntes. Less
thnn ten yenrs ago he entered oil pro
duction, nnd Is not only tho lnrgest
factor In public utilities in America,
but second lnrgest in tho world ns a
producer of reflnnhle oil. Mr. Doherty
got his start selling papers In tho
streets of Columbus, Ohio.
FORD WINS LIBEL SUIT
SIX-CENT VERDICT. AWARDED IN
CASE THAT COST MILLION.
Magnate Awarded Nominal Damages
Because Chicago Tribune Calle
Him an Anarchist.
Mount Clemens, Mich., Aug. 10.
Henry Ford won n verdict In his libel
suit against tho Chicago Tribune.
At 8:15 o'clock at night tho Jury,
which for three months hns been
hearing testimony nnd arguments In
the suit, returned a decision In favor
of the auto manufacturer, who sought
vindication In the courts of tho chargu
made by the Trlbuno that "Ford Is nn
Trial of the suit, which. It Is esti
mated, cost a million, was featured
by the testimony of Mr. Ford, his son,
Edsol, owners and editors of tho
Tribune and notublo educators nnd
The Jury awarded Mr. Ford dam
ages of 0 cents, tltus following tho
precedent of tho famous Roosevelt
damngo suit Jury of somo yeurs ago
In awarding u moral victory.
The jury hud been deliberating since
0:55 o'clock in the morning.
.Tudgo Tucker, Instructing tho jury
stnted "tho right of fair comment" Is
expected In the case of Mr. Ford, be
cause his position as n great employ
er of lnbor and entry as n propa
gandist Into tho discussion of the pre
paredness question made him a pub
The Judge held that a newspaper
has no greater privilege. In making
comment thnn has an Individual.
The Jury was Instructed further to
dismiss the ense ngnlnst the Solomon
News company, which on a purely
technical charge that It distributed
In Michigan 20S copies of the Trib
une Issue of June 23, 1010, containing
the alleged libelous edltorlnl headed
"Ford Is nn Annrchlst," was made u
Tho Judge Instructed thnt plnlntlff's
charges of pro-Germanism against tho
Tribune and of n selfish interest In
advocating Intervention In Mexico had
not been proved nnd tho Jury need not
U.'S. RUSHES AID TO KOLCHAK
Reds' Dnelster Line Is Smashed
Denlkine's Army Takes 1,000
Prisoners and Many Guns.
Washington, Aug. M. Material aid
for Admiral Kolchnk's retreating army
in Siberia is being rushed to Vladivos
tok by the American government, it
wns said officially thnt 45,000 rifles
nnd several million rounds of nmmunl
Hon already had been sent from Sun
Francisco and that additional equip
ment would go forward this week on
mi army transport.
Copenhagen, Aug. 14. According to
a Russian newspaper published In
Merlin the bolshevlkl have reenptured
General Denlkine's advance Is con
tinuing along tho greater part of tho
southern Russian front against con
siderable bolshevik resistance, the war
Kamlshln, which wns taken on July
28, yielded 11,000 prisoners, 00 guns,
1 150 machine guns nud an Immense
! amount of war material.
New Army Has 100,0.00.
Washington, Aug. 18. Tho "first
100,000" of recruits hnvo been secured
for the permanent regular nrmy. Gen
eral March, chief of staff, announced,
nnd of these moro than 08,000 were ro
eullslments. Nab Bank Robbers, Recover Loot.
HuHScllvllle, Ky., Aug. 18. Horace
Withers and Alfred Armstrong, who
with John Wells robbed tho Citizens
bank at South Carrollton, Ky surren
dered to police here. AH except $1,000
of tho $28,000 was returned.
JyllXBX 6MJMAI1 BONN01
' Jb-M AUTHOR.
THE TWO HOR8E8.
"Listen horses," snld Jenny Horse,
"Jerry nnd I have been quite fatuous."
The horses were In u stable and they
were neighing nnd chatting.
"Yes," snld Jerry Horse, "wo have,
but It was very, very foolish."
"Dear me," snld another horse, "you
two horses nro n great addition to the
stable. To think thnt you have both
been famous and that you consider
fame n foolish thing.
"One would think that to bo famous
would bo everything In the world, llko
being In history for example, like being
n Gcorgo Washington or somo great
"There, there," snld ono of tho
horses, "thnt Is going rather far. You
begin to Imagine things nnd then you
Imagine more nnd moro. One dny you
were maklng-bellovo so hnrd that you
almost believed yourself you had been
the horse who had been ridden by Paul
"That's so," said the lrso who had
been speaking. "Well, fame always
seems very wonderful to me."
"You have been famous for having
been ntwnyB In the ono stnblc. Thnt Is
quite unusunl In these days of selling
horses nnd buying motor enrs," said
"True," said tho horso who thought
famo was so fine.
There were many horses In the stable
for tho master loved horses and so did
the mistress, and so did tho children.
They wouldn't have given up their
horses for anything, ns they enjoyed
riding nnd driving.
"Whnt were you going to tell us?"
ono of the horses asked Jenny Horse.
She was the new white horse who had
"Oh yes, I wns going to tell you how
famous Jerry and I have been."
"I'm Jerry," neighed tho other new
"Tell us," neighed the horses.
"Tell us," they urged.
"You tell the story," snid Jerry, nod
ding his hend at Jenny.
"No, you would tell It fnr better,"
"Ah no, thnt Is modest of you but It
In not so, you would tell It better."
"Pray tell it," tho other horses urged.
"Well," snld Jenny, "Jerry nnd I
wore two horses who were once In nn
opera. Now nn opera Is n great musi
cal play. There Is a hugo orchestra
or big hand or whntever you want to
call It. Then there are singers and
before them nre lots nnd lots of people
who clap their hands nnd who seem to
enjoy It very much."
"They say," , snld Jerry, "that It
costs lots of money to go to opernB."
"Now Jerry," said Jenny, "don't be
"Well, I wasn't snobbish, I wns only
telling that ns a mutter of interest."
"We were In the opera," continued
Jenny. "There hnvo been horses who
have appeared In other operas nnd ulso
In plnys from time to time, hut'wo
nro two horses you actually see and
know who have been In n great, great
Italian opera called Ajdn."
"Did you sing?" asked tho other
"Oh, gracious no," said Jerry, "we
weren't asked to sing, nnd our voices
weren't even tried."
"We were dressed up with hells nnd
n handsome harness," said Jenny, "nnd
we brought In n fine wooden cart. Oh,
the stage had every color on It Imagin
able I It was a glorious scene.
"And I nudged Jerry, nnd shook my
head nt him nnd snld:
" 'Aren't wo n pair of pretty smart
horses to bo In n grent opera like this?'
" 'Why yes, Jerry answered, 'but we
don't understnnd tho henutlcs of music
Hke the Joy of eating hny.'
" 'Hush,' I snld to Jerry, 'let no one
hear you sny such n thing at the opera.'
Isn't that a line story?"
Just Like, It
Aline nnd her brother nttended n
blrthdny party of n playmate. Tco
cream, enko and lemonnde were
served. Tho boy asked his hostess
for a glass of water.
"Drink your lemonade," Aline snld,
"I don't want lemonade. I wnr
water." said tho boy, looking plead
ingly nt ills hostess.
"Don't he silly. Drink your lemon
ade." said Aline. "It's Just llko water."
He Never Argues, Himself.
"Confounil an argumentative, man,
anyhow." exelnlmed Mr. Clipping ns he
enme In Into to dinner, feverishly mop
ping his brow.
"What's the matter, dear?" asked
.Mrs. Clipping, sympathetically.
"I had started homo when I met
Twobble on the street. He mado a
statement about, tho league of nations
nnd I spent nn hour nnd a half trying
to convince the Ignoramus thnt he was
Jones Does your wlfo kiss you n
Brown Heavens, no; she used to
kiss mo occnslonully to seo If Td
been drinking, but oven thnt Is un
necessary now. Detroit News.
"Of course, you would never think
of deserting your party."
"Never I" said Senator Sorghum.
"On tho contrary, It sometimes takes
quick work on my pnrt to keep my
party from deserting me."
SI IS ALSO DISSATISFIED.
Ezra Windrow I henr you swnppcd
nuttymoblles with SI Skinner yester
day. Who got the wust of tho bar
ni Hu8klD-W-n-ll, the ono I got
thrust on we Is suffcrln horribly from
ague, wp' hnlks quite n lot 'count uv
mlsflVt' on each nnd every cylinder
off nn' on, but I heard this mornln
thnt SI Is lmnttn for the Justice uv
the pence In order to swenr oilt n
warrant for somebody." Buffnlo Ex
press. Torklns and the League.
"Charlie, dear," said young Mrs. Tor
klns, "I hope you will continue to dis
cuss tho League of Nntlons with ev
erybody you meet."
"You think I hnvo the subject pretty
well in hand, eh?"
"No. I'm hoping thnt If you keep on
conversing maybe you'll find out some
thing about It from somebody." Lon
Employer How nbout thnt bill you
undertook to collect?
Collector You snld I could huve half
of It, didn't you?
Collector Well, .I've collected my
half, but couldn't get yours.
AT THE BAG
DOW. I Want to ask
you a question.
Lot It go.
Can I send a
dross suit enso by
a trunk lino?
Joys of the County Ditch.
I'd ruthur llvo on County Ditch
An' lmvo a ltttlo llqhln'.
Thnn dwell In mansions of tho rich
Where nuthln In but wlshln'l
A Small Portion.
Lady Don't it humiliate you to beg
Tramp No, ma'am. What hurts me
Is thnt I'm depriving the poor, Inner
cent birds of n feed.
Belle While wo wero walking. Ned
snld ho would give me n penny for my
Nell Whnt extrnvnganeo I
The Worn-Out Introduction.
"Interesting story teller, Isn't ho?"
"VOry. He never begins a yarn with
tho old bromide: 'I shall never forget
It ns long ns I live.' "
Hobo I don't know whero my next
tuenl.Is coming from, lady.
Woman of House Well, this Is no
The Only Way.
"I've got to get tho money out of
thnt old screw for this bill. How
would you try It? With tact?"
"No; with n monkey wrench."
you rolatcd to
tho wild ducks?
but wo don't
ly too hisrh for
I do not enre for Old Man Sweot
Ills tnlilu manners nro a crlmo;
Jin thinks that ho can talk nnd ent
And do the two thlnKH nt ono time.
Tho One Thing Stone Had.
Cobblo After nil, it Isn't brains, It
Isn't heredity, it isn't education, but
It's personality thnt counts In making
Stono Righto 1 Whnt would you
ho, old fellow, without personality?
Can't Go Wrong.
Mr. Plnlnsmlth Thcso gloves nro
for n girl who thinks I'm tho finest
man In the world. Think she'll llku
The Salesgirl If your statement
nbout her is true I think she'd he sat
tailed with anything."
Hurried Through It.
Henry I just finished my dtty's
John I low so?
Henry I set the calendar ahead to
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