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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
GABY REDS TELL
OF UPBiSENO PLOT
DR. E. R. STITT 7j
DR. STERLING RUFF1N
utwww aim mo
rMti.. n i! .i n 1 t
Openly Beast They Came to thc
U. S. to Help Overthrow
MXIIll lllljf UVilllilbU I I UOfJuUI IUI
in I iii-ii I itr nil muon n r i 1 1 1 1 r t t nr
Permanent Labor Peace
MAY SETTLE STEEL STRIKE
TROOPS ARREST THE LEADERS
JUSTICE BRANDEIS AND ZIONISM
tabor Group Calls for Committee of
Six to Clear Up Grievances Rock
efeller Resolution Would Give
Voice to Employees.
Washington, Oct. 11. Tho Industri
al conference Is beginning to get some
John D. Rockefeller, -Jr., n repre
sentative of the public, proposed In n
resolution thnt the natlonnt industrial
conference, in session nere, approve
uiu iimiciiJiu 01 riiru6cimui"ii i
ousiry uuuer wmen mo employees
..V. 1 1 X. l... I I .1ntAn. I
uwi imve mi eureuvu vuuru iu
minmg" :ixeir terms or employment anu
uiuir wuwMiiK iiuu iiviiik cuuum..
Thc outstanding sensntlon of the
session was thc demand by tho labor
fcroup that thc conference demonstrate
that It Is a practical and not an aca
demic organization by appointing a
committee to clear up tho steel strike.
The resolution calls for n committee
of six, with two members from each
group and that existing differences be
tween the workers and the employers
ln tho steel Industry be referred to
the committee for adjudication and
It Is the general opinion thnt the
prospect for a permanent Industrial
peace Is brightening.
The big developments of the confer
1. The labor group called on the
conference to appoint a committee of
six to settle the steel strike, nnd to
request at the same time that the men
TCturn to work without opposition
from their employers.
2. The labor group submitted its
''Irreducible minimum," including tho
right of organization, collective bar
gaining, a minimum living wage and
the eight-hour day.
3. The public group presented n
labor adjustment plan by Secretary
of Labor Wilson, for representative
(hoards ln the Industries, a general
board nnd final recourse If necessary
to an umpire named by the president.
4. .Tohn D. Rockefeller, Jr., of the
.public group Introduced a resolution
recognizing collective bargaining with
in the limits of single plant unionism
fi. Gavin McNnb, also of thc public
s group, presented a plan for a national
ooaru or conciliation una arimrauuu
to be created by congress on plan
modeled after the war labor board.
G. Conference ndopted resolution In-
wtroduced by Chairman Chndbonino of
committee of 15 for appointment of
committee of nine to take up high
cost of living matters.
7. Proposal by Charles Edward Rus
sell that tho conference pnss an antl-
proflteerlng act like that of Great
Britain with provision nlso for public
accountancy of corporations.
8. Resolution by A. A. Landnn of
the public group for development of
committees freely elected by employ-
ces in factories either ns part of trade
union system, or at least not nntago
nlstlc to unionism
0. Resolution by Tlenry S. Dennlson
of the public group that employers
fihould themselves provide for nllovla
tlon of the burden placed on employees
during periods of unemployment.
10. Tlpsnlnl Inn liv Mr. Dnnnlsnn
thnt employers recognize the right of
the workers to organize for collective
bargaining but thnt employees admit
the right of employers to deal directly
with their own men
11. Resolution by Pnul I. Folss of
tho public group classifying interests
Involved In the deliberations of tho
12. Portrayal of successful opera
tlon of tho profit-sharing plan ln a
Georgia mill by Fuller Cnllway of La
13. Criticism by Dr. Charles W
Eliot of the conference method of pro
ceedlng by groups. Fie said that "the
conferenco can be brought to no suc
cessful Issue If Its business Is to bo
conducted by groups nnd If Its opln
Ions are to be recorded by groups."
CAMP GRANT AUTO CENTER
Drivers .for all Seven Army Divisions
to Be Trained at the Illinois
Camp Grant, III., Oct. 11. Camp
Grant has been designated by tho war
department ns'the automotive training
center for the entire United ftntes
army, according to word received hero
from Washington. Drivers, chauffeurs
and dispatch riders for nil tho seven
ogulnr army divisions will bo trained
Heads Service Star Legion.
Baltimore, Mil., Oct. 13. Mrs. Robert
Morris of Toledo, O., was elected pros
ldent of the Service Star Legion, for
moriv known ns tho War Mothers of
America. Mrs. Taylor Allerdlco was
elected first vice president.
7,000 Rail Shopmen Out.
' Altaor.n, Pui, Oct. 13. Virtually the
entire mchanlcnl forces of tho Penn
sylvania railroad Bhops went on strike
In sympathy with tho englno house
mechanics. It Is said between 7,000
and B.000 men quit work.
Df stcpUnR ,luffln wll0 ,8 ono of
n,,...,,, nlivnlrlntiK n tho nrosl
. t, lnpSo is nn of the best known
nn(1 n)0St succe8SfUi general prnc-
tit0ncrs ln tnc C0Untry. 3e Is rhlefly
known iir n flliiimnKtlpliin. w line mo
0ihors nttondlne tho nrcsldent. except
L)0Ctor Uravson. are sDeolnllsts. Doc-
or nuffln Is Mrs. Wilson's family pay-
ARRAY FLAMES IN RACE
MANY MACHINES FLYING FROM
NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO.
Three Flyers Are Killed During Trans-
Continental Trip Route Is 2,700
Miles Each Way.
Mineola, N. 1'., Oct. 10. Lieut. J. B.
Machle, in a Do IIavlInnd-4 machine,
equipped with n Liberty motor, was tno
first to get nway In tho coast-to-coast
air race from Mlneoln to San Francis
co and rturn, at 0:15 a. m. Sergt.
Jesse D. McCluro accompanied him.
Ten different types of machines
were represented In the entries and
some of them had seen active service
on the battle front. Three of the
planes entered nro German Fokker
machines captured almost Intact on
tho western front. French, British
nnd Italian machines are also entered.
Most of the American entries nre
equipped with the famous Liberty mo
tor developed by America during the
war and the race will afford a good
opportunity to test Its qualities
ngnlnst the best types of forelgu
The route Is approximately 2,700
miles In length one wny. The official
stops and the dlstnnce to the next con
troi m miles follow
Mineola, 0; Bliighamton, 142; Roch
ester, 125 ; Buffalo, CG ; Cleveland,
igfj; Bryan, 147; Chicago, 1G0; Rock
islnnd, 155; Des Moines, 158; Omaha,
118; St. Paul, Neb., 182; North Platte,
118; Sidney. 112; Cheyenne, 93; Wol
cott, 113; Green River, 137; Snlt Lake
City, 137; Salduro, 100; Battle Moun
tain, 102; Reno, 10!) ; Sacramento, 112;
San Francisco, 75.
Blnghamton, N. Y Oct. 10. Sergt,
W. II. Nevitt, who fell with Col. Ger
ald Brandt, near here, was so badly
hurt that he died shortly afterward
Their airplane, which was one of those
making the transcontinental flight, was
Tho contest, which is limited to
military aviators, is for tho purpose
of testing the reliability of the planes
and stimulating Interest in recruiting
for the nlr service.
EAGER FOR WORK
President Continues to Show Improve
ment, Says Dr. Grayson Daugh
ters Return to Homes.
Washington, Oct. 0. With President
Wilson's condition steadily improving
his physicians arc having their hands
full to keep his nttention away from
the duties of his office. They say that
for the present, however, tho prohlbl
tlon against work will be enforced un
less some matter urgently requiring
nttention develops. The president also
wants to rend, and while Doctor Gray
son has permitted him to do so to a
.iinlted extent, he Is prevented from
reading for any great length of time
because the physician fears thoru
might be an Injurious strain upon his
eyes. It was taken as a hopeful sign,
however, that tho president's two mnr
ried daughters, who had been at the
White House for several days, left for
Presidio Officer Is Killed.
San Francisco, Oct. 11. Col. Robert
M. Thornbtirgh, commanding officer of
the Lettennan, general hospital at tho
Presidio of San Francisco, was killed
hero in a collision of two automobiles.
Colonel Thornburg was forty-seven
years old, and had been ln the army 18
House Passes Dry Bill.
Washington, Oct. 13. Enactment of
the prohibition enforcement bill wns
completed when the house, 321 to 70,
udoptcd the conference report already
"Srced to by tho souate. It now goes
to the president.
To Tes. Wartime Dry Law.
Louisville, Ky Oct. 13. Suit to test
Hw constitutionality of the war-time
urnlilliltlon law was filed ln the federal
district court hero by Attorneys Lovy
Mayer of Chicago anu aiursnaii uuiutt
Prisoners Reveal Conspiracy Against
tho American Republic Army
Plans Inclosure to Hold Per
Gary, Intl.. Oct. 13. Admissions that
they are not American citizens nnd
tlur they came to Gary for the express
purpose of Inciting revolution umong
wotkers were made to the military au
thorities hero by ten of "tho Bed J
Bn.therhood." seized In rnlds on secret
anarchist rendezvous. I
Hie raids were carried out by fed
eral operatives and regular soldiers af
ter secret service agents hnd passed
two weeks In carefully uncovering
many revolutionary nests In widely
The names of six of tho leaders tak
en wero suppressed for military rea
sons by nrmy authorities. These men,
with four others, nro being held for
Tho names of the four aro John
Strulansky, Alex Rotunns, John Ten
yon and Joseph Yamuge.
Army ofilcinls wero authority for tho
statement that plnns are already un
der wny for tho erection of a huge
army stockade In Gary, wherein mili
tary prisoners will be housed. It was
ahtc declnred they would be used in
caring for tho streets.
This nnnounenment was maJo fol
lowing tho revelation that hundreds
of prisoners tnken during the last
week In the strike area have over
crowded tho Jails at Gary and at
Crown Point. All of tho prisoners nro
held for Infringement of one or more
sections of the military law.
"We are not American citizens, but
revolutionary men from Russia anil
Hungary, and we camo here to stir up
revolution In this country." one of
tho men held for deportation Is re
ported to have told army officers when
ho was taken Into custody along with
his fellows nnd n mass of rabid lit
erature written ln the Russian lan
guage. Another Is alleged to havo said:
There Isn't much chance to cnuse a
revolution here, nnd we wnnt to get
back to the old country as quickly as
possible, so that we can help tho rev
Col. W. C. Mapes, commanding the
troops, announced thnt a military court
would bo established within the next
Tho first work to ho done by mill
tnry prisoners will bo the cleaning up
of "Municipal alley," which Is situ
atcd behind tho Gary city hnll.
Members of "the Red Brotherhood"
who have been arrested are held on
one or several of the charges listed
Unlawful picketing. (
Threatening life nnd limb.
Creating a disturbance.
Assaulting an officer.
Attempting to rescue n person under
While these wore the only charges
operative, It Is expected others of n
more or , less serious nature will be
Indicative of the seriousness with
which he considered tho situation in
the Calumet district nfter a tour of tho
strike area, United States District At
torney Clyne left for Washington for
a conference with nntional officials.
i. Ho crisis Is a grave one In Its
pnlitlco-rovnlutlonary aspect, and
want to talk to men In tho national
government nbout It," said Mr. Clyne
on tno eve of his departure.
The district attorney said he would
&eek to have the espionnge act cor.
tinuo operative for an Irylofinlto period
after the close of tho war.
"Conditions warrant such action,"
NEW BLOCKADE OF GERMANY
Action Taken by Supreme Council Be
cause of Refusal of Goltz to With
draw From Baltic Provinces.
Pnrls, Oct. 13. Tho blockade of Ger
many resulting from the refusal of
General Von dor Goltz to withdraw his
troops from the Baltic provinces will
be put Into effect nt once. Tho su
preino council directed the reparations
commission Immediately to put. pres
sure upon Germany to prevent raw ma
terial from entering the country until
tho dispute Involving the Baltic dis
trict Is settled. A now noto to Ger
many was tentatively approved and
may bo sent to Berlin. Tho council
was informed that, despite denials,
Von dor Goltz has been receiving sup
plies from Prussia.
British Get U. S. Whisky.
London, Oct. 13. While "Pussyfoot"
Johnson Is trying to prohibltlonlzo
Britain, 4,000 barrels of American
whisky havo arrived on tho steamship
Georgeanna nt Weems from dry
Japs Send 60 Labor Delegates.
Washington, Oct. 13. Japan is send
Ing the largest delegation of any of
tho nutions to tho International labor
conference to be held here October 20,
tho pnrty' Including moro than sixty
Dr. E. U. Stltt. rear admiral. U.
N Is ono of the physicians who has
been called Into consultation tn th
president's Illness. Doctor Stltt la
chairman of the navy's medical exam
SOLONS HEAR SHOTS
SENATORS IN SMALL RIOT
Members of Investigating Committee
to Probe Conditions in Steel
Pittsburgh, I'n., Oct. 11. Just ns
Senators Kenyon and McKellar of tho
steel strike investigating coiinnltteo
stepped from an automobile at tho
gates of the llomstend Steel works,
two shots Wero fired from a passing
The shots wero not fired nt tho sen
ators, It was said, but were aimed ln
an opposite direction. Tho probers
apparently wero surprised, but they
did not show nny signs of alarm.
The senators were rushed Into tho
offices of the plnnt, while tho stato
constabulary boarded the car and ar
rested a number of foreigners. No
ono was hurt by tho shooting.
Senators Phlpps and Sterling nrrlv-
ed nt the plant several minutes earlier.
The senate Investigation Into tho
nation-wide steel strike was brought
Into the heart of tho steel country
when four members of the commltteo
on education and labor arrived hero
from Washington to "ascertain tiio
working conditions within sight of tho
Tho senators who arrived hero wero
Chairman W. S. Kenyon of Iowa. L. C.
Phlpps of Colorado, K. D. McKollnr of
Tennessee, nnd Thomas Sterling of
South Dakota. Senator D. I. Walsh
of Massachusetts, a member of tho
committee is expected to nrrive hero
REDS CHAMPIONS OF WORLD
Chicago Whltev Sox Lose Eighth Game
of the Series to the
Chlcngo, Oct. 11. Tho Clncinnntl
Rods nro tho now baseball champions
of tho world.
This ts how it happened:
At Cincinnati, October 1.
n. ii. e.
Cincinnati 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 -9 14 1
Kuetlior & Wlngo.
Whlto Sox 0 1 0 00 0 0 0 01 0 1
Cirotto, Wilkinson, Lowclermllk Ss
At Cincinnati, October 2.
Clnrlnnatl 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 4 4 2
Paleo & Rarlden.
White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 02 10 1
Williams & Sclmllc.
At Chicago, October 3.
Whlto Sox 0 2010000 3 7 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 3 1
Fisher, Lun.ua & Ilnrldon.
At Chicago, October 4.
Wlilto Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 2
Cleotte & Sclmlk.
Clnrlnnatl 0 0002000 02 6 2
Hlnjj & WlnKo.
At Chicago, October 6.
Whlto Sox 0 0000000 O-O 3 3
WUIInniH, Mayer & Sclmllc. Lynn.
Clnrlnnatl 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1-C 4 1
Kller & rtnrldfii.
At Cincinnati, Ootober 7.
Clnrlnnatl 0 02200000 04 11 .0
Iliicther, ninK t RnrlUen.
Wlilto Sox 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1-u 10 3
Korr & Srbnlk.
At Cincinnati, October 8.
Clnrlnnatl 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-1 7 4
K illco, Fisher, Luo.uo & Wlnco.
White Sox 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0-4 10 1
Clcotto & Sclmlk.
At Chicago, October 9.
Clnrlnnatl 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0-10 16 2
Hler & Rnrlden.
White Sox 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 S 10 1
Williams, Jnrncs, Wilkinson & Sclmlk.
U. S. Destroyer Disabled.
Boston. Oct. 0. A radio message
picked up nt the naval radio station
Ihtc snld that the destroyer Talbot
win disabled with the destroyer Mc
l.cnnhnn standing by. Tho position of
the vessel was not clonr, but she was
believed to be off Jfow Yorlc,
D'Annunilo Plane Falls Aflame.
Flume, Oct. 10. A two-sentcd nlr
phme bolonglng to tho squadron at
tached to tho army of Gubrlclo d'An
nuiizlo caught fire when Hying across
the city, nnd fell near tho government
palace. Both flyers were killed.
Loot Swedish Legation,
Stockholm, Oct. 10. Dr. Mlllner, tho
minister of foreign affairs, has re
ceived from a prlvnto sourco news
that tho Swedish legation at Petrograd
has been looted by bolshevlsts. An
Inquiry has been opened.
cultural, Industrial nnd commercial. In order that these may bo accomplished
considerable investigation and preparatory study of tho land must bo mndc.
The privilege of tho task of Inylng tho foundations of a Jewish Pulestlno Is
accorded to the Jews of America owing to tho present economic condition of
the J,ows of eastern Europe.
VINGENT NOW A
J. G. Vincent, codeslgner of the
Liberty aircraft engine, has been com
missioned by tho president n colonel
In the officers' reserve corps of tho
United Stntes army. The appointment
Is to the aviation section of tho signal
corps, and specifies a flying stntus.
Taking service with the army In
1017, Mr. Vincent wns given tho tem
porary commission of major; luter he
was promoted to lieutenant colonel for
his signal services. A recent enabling
act by congress permitted his being
commissioned a colonel.
"I am glad to accept this commis
sion because I bellcvo the officers' re
scrvo corps offers the best opportunity
that pence time affords tho citizen for
service to this country," snld Colonel
Vincent. "It Is nn effective means of
lining up for tho government in time
of peace the men who, by special train
ing' or talent, should be Immediately
available to the government In time of
war. Obviously, a complete organization for war Is impossible, nnd perhaps
"Then, I think thc corps offers men who nro Interested In special lines
that from their nature arc certain to be called on In war time the best possible
way ot keeping In touch with the government officials at work along the same
Indirect contact. It is not yet certain that the germ lias been Isolated or
discovered, and ns u consequence there Is yet no positive preventive, except
the enforcement of rigid rules of sunltatlon and tho avoidance of personal
General Blue says thnt evidence points strongly to Infected eating nnd
drinking utensils, especially In places where food and drink nre Bold to tho
public, us being one of the modes of transmission of this dlscnse.
VANDERBILT WOMAN AN ENEMY ALIEN
Countess Laszlo Szcchenyi, who
formerly was Miss Gludys Vunderbllt,
has arrived from Europe with her four
children Cornelius, ten years old;
Alice, eight; Claudia, six, and Sylvia,
ten months. Tho countess, who by
hor marriage, became an Austrian sub
ject nnd, therefore, technically Is an
enemy alien, was permitted to come
here by spccinl urrungoment of the
state department. She went to Switz
erland last February with her hus
band, who is still ln Lucerne, nnd
from there to Italy. Sho was met by
her brother, Reginald Vanderbllt, and
her sister, Mr3. Harry Payne Whit
ney. It Is her first visit hero since tho
European war started.
"I am glnd, oh, so glad, to bo back
ln the United States," sho said. "Dur
ing the war I stayed ln Hungary. I
don't want to discuss tho war or what
happened to me. All I can say Is that
I'm glad to be back nnd meet my rela
tives und old friends." Countess Szcchenyi, whoso husband is head of ono o
the oldest noble families of Ilungury, was ono of tho Amerlcnn-boru women
who, when this country entered tho war, found themselves wives of enemies
of their native land. When the war started sho turned her house tn Budapest
and her husband's numerous chateaus Into hospitals. She and Countess Anton
Slgruy, who was Miss Harriet Daly, worked with tho American lied Cross.
JubUco Louis D. Brandcls of tho
United Stntes Supromo court was re
elected honorary president of tho re
cent Chicago convention of tho Zion
ists of America. Justice Brnndels is
called the "silent leader" of Zionism.
LIIh views on tho practical preparatory
work ln Palcstlno Include Uio follow
A campaign against malaria to be
waged vigorously In advunco of nny
extensive Immigration. Tho purchase
of lands on an cxtenslvo rcuIo by the
JowlHh National Fund, the Zlon Com
monwealth, Inc., and other land
pnrchaslngr corporations of thc Zionist
movement Afforestation to prevent
tho encroachment of sand, to stabilise
tho rainfall and to provide a timber
supply. Irrigation. Strong financial
support should be given to tho Hebrew
university. Palestine can eventually
contain n very largo population. The
lines of development should be agri
BLUE ON THE "FLU"
s "Flu" cost 000,000 lives In the
United States. Will It come back this
year? This question, being asked by
thousands of scientists and millions of
laymen throughout tho world, Is dis
cussed by Surgeon General Blue of the
Public Health Service ln an official
bulletin, in which It Is said that the
plague probably will reappear, but not
ln us severe a form us last winter.
"Probably, but by no means cer
tainly, there will bo a recurrence of
tho influenza epidemic this yeur," says
General Blue. "Indications are that
should It occur It will not be as severe
as tho pandemic of the previous year
City officials, state and city boards of
health, should bo prepared ln tho event
of n recurrence. The fact that u pre- ,
vlous uttack brings immunity In a cer
tain percentage of casus should allay
fear on tho part of those afflicted In
tho previous epidemic.
"Influenza Is spread by direct and
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