The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, November 21, 1919, Image 11

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'Labor Wins in Contest on Wage
Dispute Vote; Arbitration
Railroad Workers Are Divided Into
Three Classes, Each of Which
Would Have an Appeal Com
mission Headquarters
In Washington.
Wnhslngton, Nov. 15. Organized
lnbor won In the house when Us sup
.porters succeeded In amending the
Ksch railroad bill by the adoption of a
substitute plan for arbitration of
wage disputes.
Tlio substitute as Incorporate!! In nn
-amendment drafted by Representative
Sweet of Iowa and presented by Rep
resentative Anderson of Minnesota
ivns approved by a vote of 101 to 103
Jn committee of the whole.
The Anderson-Sweet amendment
first wns adopted as n substitute for
tho Webster amendment, which pro
hibited strikes and provided for com-
pulsory arbitration, 110 to 75, and then
;as n substitute for the original pro
visions In the bill, 101 to 108.
A final test of strength on ft roll call
will come when tho amendment Is re
ported from tho committee of tho
whole to the house nfter consideration
of all sections of the measure have
been completed.
In brief, tho Sweet-Anderson amend
ment divides tho railroad workers Into
three classes, and for each It cstab-1
llshes nn adjustment board and nn ap-1
peal commission. No penalty against
strike or lockout Is Imposed, and mom
ncrshlp on all six of the boards would
be restricted to tho workers and their
jinploycrs, and divided equally be
tween them.
Both tho roads and the employees
would be directed by the plan "to cx
ert every reasonable effort and ndort
avery nvnllable means to avoid nn In
terruption" of tratllc, nnd to this end
the three boards of adjustment would
be created, these being substantially
the same as those existing under tho
railroad administration.
Tho three adjustment boards would
each deal with disputes of certain
ilnsses of tho 14 railway unions.
One board would Include representa
tives of the four, big brotherhoods
Uio engineers, the firemen, the con
luctors, and tho trainmen; another
ivould Include the mnchlnists, tho boll
eriifnkers, tho blacksmiths, the enr
aien, tho sheet metal workers, and tho
slectrlcnl workers, and the third would
Include tho telegrnphers, tho switch
men, 'the railway clerks, nnd tho way
and sh Inborers. Railway executives
would nnmo four, six, and four repre
sentatives, respectively, as members of
those boards.
Corresponding to each board there
also would be set tip n commission to
tonslder appeals, wheh could bo sent
to them by half the members of a
These commissions would be of the
same size ns the boards, with the se
lect method of choosing members ob
taining, but with duality of member
shin between boards and commissions
prohibited. Headquarters of all six
tribunals would be In Washington.
The Esch bill plan, rejected by the
house, created one adjustment board
nnd one appeal bonrd. Its provisions
have been denounced by organized la
bor as "more vicious" than tho nntl
strike proposal In the Cummins bill
before tho senate.
Believed a Whole Austrian Battery
Perished In Alpine Trench
In Stevlo Pass.
Gencvn, Nov. 15. Tho frozen bodies
of several Austrlnn nrtlllerymen, per
fectly preserved, have been dlscov
ercd by St. Bernnrd dogs In an Alpine
trench none the summit of Stevlo pass,
about 10,000 feet above sea level. It
Is belloved that n whole battery was
burled In tho deop snow. Searching
parties nlrendy have uncovered seven
Constitution of New Farmers' Organl
zatlon Adopted Members Call It
Strongest Union on Earth.
Chicago, Nov. 17. The constitution
of the Nntlonnl Federation of Farm
Bureaus the "farmers' union" the
strongest union on earth, tho members
say, was adopted with amendments
by the federation nnd, nccordlng to
the members "the constitution leaves
no room for radicals such as are found
In some of the labor unions "
Picture Sells for $161,500.
London. Nov. 17. Thirty-two thou
sand eulnous ($101 .000) wero paid at
an auction sale for a picture of St.
Eustace by Vlttore Carpacclo, tho fa
mous fifteenth century Venetian paint
Saves 38 of U, 8. Crew.
The Hague, Nov. 17. Two bouts
containing 38 members of tho crow
nf the American steamer Council
Bluffs have been picked up by a mlno
sweeper near Terachnlllng, nccordlng
to a naval oispuicu.
Sir Thomns Upton, photographed
on his arrival In NcwYork to get his
Shamrock IV In shape to race for the
America's cup. The yacht has been
In Erie basin, Brooklyn, slnco the war
Bars Interference With Disposal of Ll
quor on Ground War-Time Act
Is Unconstitutional.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 14. Judge
Walter" Evans In federal dlshict court,
In effect for the second tlmo held war
time prohibition unconstitutional, sus
tained an attack upon tho constitu
tionality of tho Volstead enforcement
act and granted 'an Injunction re
straining Elwood Hamilton, collector
of Internal revenue for Kentucky nnd
District Attorney W. V. Gregory from
Interfej-Ing with the snlo by two Louis-
vllle distillers of their "floor stock"
of tax paid whisky.
The government Immediately took
nn appeal to the United Stntes cir
cuit court at Cincinnati nnd an
nounced Its Intcnthon of asking the
higher court for n writ of superse
deas, which would have tho effect of
staying tho Injunction.
In the interval tho way was open,
It wns said, for tho plaintiffs In the
nctlon to dispose of their lloor stocks
of whisky without Interference by
tho federal authorities In Kentucky.
They were quoted as hnvlng admit
ted, however, they were undecided on
the course to pursue in view of the
fact that tho constitutionality of war
time prohibition had not yet been de
cided by -the Supremo court of the
United Stntes.
Washington, Nov. 14. Enforcement
of war-time prohibition will not bo In
terfered with by Injunctions against
the act, granted by courts In Rhode
Island and Kentucky, It wns stated
at tho Internal revenue ofllco today.
Appeal of the government to tho Su
preme court makes tho Injunctions In
effective, It was held.
"Our plans arc to go ahead and sou
thnt the law Is enforced, and we nro
going to stnnd pat," declared Deputy
Commissioner Gaylord. "Conflicting
decisions nro always Issued by courts,
and, until the Supremo court rules
thnt the law Is not vnlld, we will con
tinue to mnko arrests."
Tho Supreme court next Thursday
will begin hearing arguments ns to
tho constitutionality of the war-time
Ohio Defeats Ratification of Hedcral
Prohibition by Majority of 542
Enforcement Act Also Beaten.
Columbus, O., Nov. 14. Ohio vot
ers last Tuesday defeated ratification
of tho federal prohibition amendment
by a majority of 542 votes. They al
so defeated tho proposal permitting
tho sale of 2 per cetit beer, defented
tho repeal of the rtnte-wJde prohibi
tion law, and defeated Indorsement
of the Crnbbo act for the enforcement
of the state-wide prohibition law. Tho
official vote as given out by tho sec
retary of state's office wns: Rntlflcn'
tlon of federal amendment :' Yes, 400,
888; no, 000,430. Two nnd three
fourths per cent beer': Yes, 474,003;
no, 504,570. Repeal of stnte prohlbl
tlon: Yes, 454,033; no, 400,782. Crnb
bo enforcement act: Yes, 474,030; no,
Retail Dealers In Chicago Boost Cost
and Limit Amount to
Chicago.. Nov. 10. The sky's the
limit on sugnr prices I Following the
lifting of tho local federal tnlr price
"lid" on sugar conditions retailers
throughout tho city jumped tho price
per pound anywhero'frora 2 to 7 cents
over tho 13vs cents set by the com
mlttee earlier In the month.
Labor Wins to House.
Washington, Nov. 17. Organized
labor won In the house when Its sup
porters succeeded In amending the
Each railroad bill by tho adoption of
n substitute plnn for arbitration of
wage disputes.
Influenza Among Steel Workers.
Youngstown, O., Nov, 17. Spanish
Influenza has broken out among work
men living In steel mills hero, on ac
count of tho steel strike, according to
announcements by Youngstown bos
pltal officials.
Pour Load Into Ex-Overseas Men
on Armistice Day
i Shooting Flashed From Roofs of ii.
uuiiamgs rocpr I, w. w. Head
quarters In Centralla, Wash.
- Crowds Storm Jail.
Centralla, Wash., Nov. l!!. Arrival
of a company of state guardsmen here
Wednesday assured this city of quiet
after nearly 12 hours of disorder. In
which live men lost their lives.
Threo of them, members or tho
American Legion, were shot down yes
terday afternoon ns nn armistice day
parade, of which they were part,
passed In rront of tho Industrial Work
ers of the World headquarters. An
other, also a member of tho Legion,
suffered fatal wounds in attempting to
upprehend one of thoso said to have
done tho Qrlng, whllo tho fifth, Brltt
Smith, secretary of the local branch
of tho Industrial Workers, was hauged
a mob.
Men cnino running from the differ
ent exits of tho I. W. W. hall. Brltt
Smith stnrtcd out of tho renr of tho
building, firing nn automatic pistol,
which Jammed, witnesses said. Ilo ran
through a yard, with a crowd follow
ing. Crist Coleman, ono of thoso wound
ed, was In tho lend. Smith fired sev
eral times, his weapon having been
restored to working order. He ap
peared to have plenty of ammunition.
Coleman dropped with n shot through
tne leg. 'Hie lleeing I. W. W. sccrc-
tury was chased to tho Skookumchuck
river, where ho lenped down tho bnnk,
with Dnlo Hubbard close behind. See
ing ho could not swim the stream,
Smith turned back and dashed up the
bank, whero ho was. confronted by
Hubbard. Then Smith fired three times
Into Hujfimrd's body, onlookers said.
A moment later Smith wns overpow
ered by Howard Earner.
Bob Burrows, n farmer living near
tho bridge, told this of the hanging:
"Tho man was struggling between
the men who held him. They worked
without n word. I snw them stop not
far from the end of tho bridge near
est tho city and throw a rope over
the cross beam. The body went over
with a thud nnd then a shot wns fired.
Then more shots. I stood n distance
away whllo perhaps 30 shots in all
were fired close to tho body."
Tho reason for tho firing on tho
parade has not been developed fully,
but Herman Allen, nn attorney nnd
member of- a committee of former
service men and others co-operating
with the authorities in Investigating
the affair, said that evidence had been
secured that It was premeditated.
From Seattle came Information that
It was believed, largely as n result
of an article printed In a Seattle la
bor organ, thnt tho attack on tho pa-
rado was a result of a campaign In
augurated by Centralla business men
to rid the city of radicals.
"Flying Parson" Has Shortest Elapsed
Time In Transcontinental
Air Race.
New York, Nov. 13. Lieut. ' Bolvln
W. Mnynnrd, "the flying parson," won
the recent army transcontlnentnl nlr
plnno race with the shortest elapsed
time nine dnys four hours twenty-six
minutes nnd five seconds according
to nn ofllclal decision of the war de
partment, announced hero by MaJ.
Maurice Connolly nt the American Fly
ing club's "Armistice dny" dinner. On
actunl flying time, however, Lieut.
Mnynnrd was fifth to Lieut. Alex
ander Pearson, who spent forty
eight hours fifty-seven minutes nail
sixteen seconds In the nlr. The order
of finish, allowing handicaps, wns:
Pearson, Mnynnrd, nartney, Smith.
Wortblngton, Donaldson, Mnnzolnina
nnd Reynolds.
Political Enemies of Georges Mandel
Make It Merry for Him at Bor
deaux, France.
Bordeaux, Npv. 10. An attempt
wns mndo to nssasslnnto Georges
Mnndcl, Premier Cletnencenu's chief
confidential secretary, who Is n candi
date on the nationalist ticket for tho
department of Glronde. At two o'clock
ns ho was entering his automobile at
tho conclusion of a public meeting his
car was surrounded and ho and his
friends wero assaulted with canes und
sticks. A pistol shot shattered the
door of tho automobile. Mandel 'es
caped unhurt.
Fail to Form Coalition Cabinet.
Vienna, Nov. 17. Efforts by Premier
Frledrlch to form n coalition cabinet
In Hungary have failed. Count Albert
Apponyl, a former Hungarian premier,
has been summoned to attempt to
bring the pnrtlea together.
Warrants Served on Aliens,
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 17. Six of twenty-nine
federal warrants, Issued for al
leged radlcalH rounded up in raids
hero last week, wero served. Thoso
named In the warrants nro all said to
be aliens.
Miss Marguerite Smith, at tho ago
of 25, becomes the only woman Repub
lican to sit In tho Now York stnto
assembly. She was elected from tho
Nineteenth Manhattan district, defeat
ing Martin J. nealy, Democratic In
cumbent, and also n Socialist candi
date. Mies Smith Is the daughter of
Dr. J. Gardner Smith, president of
the Harlem Board of Commerce, and
Is well known ns nn athletic and so
cial worker. She Is n teacher of nygi
one nnd physical training nnd super
visor of club work at tho Hornco
Mann school, Columbia.
Paragraph Was Specially Urged by
President as Heart of the
Peace Pact.
Washington, Nov. 15. Tho reserva
tion to article 10 of the Lenguo of Na
tions covenant, drafted by the foreign
relations committee, was ndopted by
tho sennte after nil attempts to amend
It hnd been defeated.
Tho reservation voted Is the ono i
President Wilson snld would "cut tho ,
heart of tho treaty."
The voto on tho reservntldn was
40 to 33. All of tho negative votes
were by Democrats. Four Democrats
Gore, Reed, Smith of Georgia, Walsh
of Massachusetts voted with the Re
publicans for ndoptlon.
The text of tho reservation Is ns
'' "The United Stntes assumes no obli
gation to preserve the territorial Integ
rity or political Independence of nny
other country or lo Interfere In con
troversies between nntlons-r-whcther
members of the lenguo or not under
the provisions of article 10, or to cm
ploy tho military or naval forces of tho
United States under any article of tho
treaty for any purpose, unless In any
particular case the congress, which,
under tho Constitution, hns tho solo
power to declare war or authorize tho
employment of tho military or naval
forces of the United Slates, shall by
act or Joint resolution so provide."
President, Propped Up In Bed, Hcarc
Stories of Briton's Experiences
Since His Arrival In America.
Washington, Nov. 15. President
Wilson, propped up In tho grent ma
hogany bed In which Bnron Renfrew,
Inter King Edwnrd VH, slept when hit
visited Wnshlngton In 18C0r greeted
tho grandson of that British klritf In
Albert Edward, prince of Wales. Tho
prlncu was taken to tho president's
sickroom after he had had tea with
Mrs. Wilson, Miss Margaret Wilson
1 and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre,
The president Inughed heartily at
, the vivid nnd humorous account the
prince gave of his experiences slnco
his arrival on the American continent.
five to Be Electrocuted December 27
and the Remaining Six
on January 2.
I Helena, Ark., Nov. 13. Judge .1. M.
Jackson of the Phillips county circuit
i court scnlenccd to
ploptrnpnHnn nt
Little Rock 11 negroes recently con
I vlcted of murder In tho first degree
! In connection with the Insurrection of
Tho flret five, Frank Moore. Ed
Hicks, J. E. Knox, Ed Coleman and'
Pnul Hull, worn Kntiloiipnil tn ,11,. rn- 1
comber 27. Tho remaining six AI -
hert Giles, Joe Fox, John Martin, Alf
Bnnks, Jr., Will Wordlow nnd Frank J
iiiukb wero sentenced to mo .January
2, 1020.
113 Ships October Output.
Washington, Nov. 15. Sixteen ships,
totaling 02,075 deadweight tons, wero
delivered to tho shipping board by the
Emergency Fleet corporation during
tho first ten dnys of November. Con
struction for October wns 113 ships.
Mine Turned Over to State.
Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 15. Tho first
mlno to be turned over to the stuto
for operation under Gov. Lynn J.
Frnzlcr's proclamation declaring mar
tial taw In the mine areas, la tho
Washburn Lignite company's mlno.
Hundreds of Places Celebrate Armis
tice Day Over Nation Persh
ing Praises Troops.
Washington, D. C Tho first nnnl
Tcrsnry of tho cessation of hostilities
In tho world war was celebrated
throughout tho United States Novem
ber 11, properly designated as Armi
stice Dny. Mass meetings, barbecues
and entertainments were held in hun
dreds of cities nnd towns nnd In many
of tho larger placos business wns sus
pended for the commemoration of the
In the national capital the day wan
observed befitting of nil thnt It meant
to the American peoplo ns n whole. To
the country at large, formal messages
wero sent out by President Wilson,
members of his cabinet and General
Wilson Sends Message.
President Wilson's message follows:
"To my fellow-countrymen:
"A yenr ago our enemies laid down
their arms In accordance with nn
armistice which rendered them Impo
tent to renew hostilities nnd gave to
tho world nn assured opportunity to
reconstruct Its shattered order and to
work out In pence a new nnd juster
set of International relntlons. The sol
diers unil people of the Enropenn nl
lies hud fought and endured for more
than four years lo uphold the lmvLr
of civilization against tho nggresslons
of nrmeil force. We ourselves had
been In the conflict something more
than n year and a half. With splendid
forgetfulnoss of mere personal con
cerns we remodeled our Industries,
concentrated our financial resources,
Increased our agricultural output, and
nsseniblod a grent army, so that at the
last our power was a decisive facto'' In
the. victory. We wero able to bring
the vast resources, material and moral,
of a great and free people to the ns
slstnnce of our associates In Europe
who had suffered and sacrificed with
out limit In the cause for which we
"Out of this victory there nroso
new possibilities of political freedom
nml e(.ono,0 concert. Tho war show-
cd us the strength of great nations
acting together for high purposes and
the victory of arms foretells the en
during conquests which can be made in
Deuce when nntlons net Justly nnd in
furtherance of the common Interests
of men. To us In America, the reflec
tions of Armistice day will be filled
with solemn pride In the. heroism of
those who died In the country's serv
ice, and with gratitude for tho victory,
both because of the thing from which
It has freed us, nnd because of the op
portunlty It has given America to show
her sympathy with peace and Justlco
In the councils of nations.'
What Pershing Said,
"On this first anniversary of the
nrmlstice that .brought fighting to nn
end on tho western front, wo recnll
with gratification the services of tho
army and the country In the war. The
great army of, young manhood known
as the American Expeditionary Forces
was hurriedly raised, equipped and
trained to meet a grave world crisis.
rn, itiinciwl nf vnittli siilfiptpil fm tlinlr
physical and their mental fitness It
was developed Into ns fine n body of
men as the world has ever seen. Tins
force played a decisive part In the wnr
and demonstrated that, while we are
not a military nation, the American
hoy has In him those qualities that go
to make up a perfect soldier. The
achievements of our troops on tho bat
tlellelds of Franco have become a part
of our history, and need not be again
recounted here. Their patriotism
prompted n spirit of self-sncrillco un
equaled ; their services have preserved
our Ideals and institutions.
"Our armies have been demobilized,
nnd our citizen-soldiers have returned
again to civil pursuits with assurance
of their ability to achieve therein the
success they nttalned ns soldiers, thus
bringing a new nsset to the nation
"With broadened visions they returned
not only with pride In the high stand
nrds of American manhood, but wltl
I a new conception of Its relation to the
i duties of citizenship.
"As we pay trlbuto to our fighting
men, we remember that solidly behind
them stood the American people with
nil our resources nnd our delermlua
tlon. This common service hns welded
j together our peoplo. Theso expe
riences saieguaru wo iuiure or Ainer
lea, and enable us to look forward con
lldently to the development of stronger
nationality and a deeper sense of the
obligations that rest upon utf. The ex
erclse by tho American people of pnjc
I tlcal patriotism during the war was an
t i ...... a ii.... ...
"Viiuiii in urn nun iiuiiui umu iuiiiu
111 111, Ilin n in few, iiin-iit null t.fil
continue to have great Influence upon
the progressive thought throughout
the world."
Secretary Maker said that while
mourning Its dead, the nation was
grateful for their achievement and
for thnt of their llvfnir lirotliorw mid
! that "In the nnmo of both wo may
hope for an early accomplishment o
the terms of pence that shall coinpleto
their work upon the battlefields o
Stopping to Think,
More good Is done by stopping a
minute to think beforo you uct than
by tho regret of a lifetime.
Livingstone Memorial Tree.
Ono of the most curious memorials
of Livingstone" Is the "name tree," nenr
Victoria Falls, on the Zambesi. On tho
trunk Livingstone cut his Initial and
tho date 1855 on tho day of his first
visit to tho falls. In his hook glvln
an ncount of this Livingstone says
"This wns the only lustnnco In wide
I Indulged In this piece of vanity."
WW? (Mil
17 IA
"I nm n turkey," said Timothy Tur
key, "but I will not bo used for
Thanksgiving day dinner, and I will
not be used for a Christmas day din
ner." "Whnt dinner will you be used for?"
asked another turkey.
"For no dinner nt nil," said Timothy
"Whnt Is the trouble?" asked tho
other turkey. "Are you old and tough?"
"Don't be rude," said Timothy Tur
key. ''The reason I will not ho used
for any dinner Is because 1 am too
famous to bo parted with."
'They wouldn't pnrt with you If
they ato you," said tho other turkey.
They would bo showing you how they
loved you."
"You haven't hoard my story,"-snld
Timothy Turkey.
"I believe you'ro old nnd tough, and
thnt you wouldn't do for n nice
Thanksgiving turkey or for n nice
ChrhUmas turkey. That Is whnt I be
lieve." "You are wrong," snld Timothy Tur
key, "quite, quite, quite wrong. h
fact, you nro so wrong thnt I feel
sorry for you, quite sorry for you, In
"It Is pleasant to get so much sym
pathy," said the other turkey.
"You don't menn what you say," said
Timothy Turkey.
"Tell me your story," snld tho other
turkey, "and stop telling me I don't
mean what I say, which In thnt case
I don't, and don't tell me not to bo
rude when I can't help being rude..
bus. fVw ,7XVr ,
Si baffler'-'
ivi' I
1 XV
"I Am a Watch Dog."
Tell mb your story and then I will
know whnt you nro talking nbout, and
will bo able to answer you differently,"
"Ah, you admit yourself you may
answer me differently when you henr
my story," said Timothy Turkey.
"Tell It and do not waste so much
time," said the other turkey crossly.
"Ah, somo creatures have no pa
tience," said Timothy Turkey. "But
then some creatures haven't as much
time ns others. I have lots of time. .1
don't hnvo to bo hurried off for a lot
of hungry peoplo to eat on Thanksgiv
ing day, or for n lot of hungry people
to eat on Christmas dny.
"I have lots of time, lots of It."
"Maybe I haven't," said the" other
turkey. "Truly, you arc a most nn
noylng turkey. You must be tough,
tough and cross and cranky. You'ro
mean enough not to want people to en-
Joy you."
"1'vo told you beforo I wasn't going
to bo enten," said Timothy Turkey.
"That Is about all you hnvo told me,"
said the other turkey.
"Ah, but I will tell you all In good
time," snld Timothy Turkey.
He strutted nbout, gobbled u few
times nnd then snld :
"I am a wntch dog."
"What?" asked tho other turkey,
gobbling In surprise.
"I nm n watch dog," repeated Tim
othy Turkey again.
"How can you be n watch dog? Why
you don't speak the truth at nil," said
tho other turkey.
"I do speak the truth," suld Timothy
"You don't," said tho other turkey.
"1 nm o watch-dog," said Timothy
Turkey for the third time .
"You nro no such thing; you are a
turkey," said tho other turkey.
"I am a turkey by birth and nctlnns
nnd upbringing," said Timothy Turkey.
"All niy relntlves are turkeys. But I
have served and am still serving tho
farmer nnd 'Ids wife as a watch-dog.
When there Is nny noise around I do
not understand I gobble so that the
muster or the mistress finds out whnt.
Is the matter.
"I gobble In n certain way which
they understand."
"Well," said the other turkey,
"you're what one would call a turkey
"Call me that." said Timothy Tur
key, "for I'm all of It, and this Is"
the reason why I am not enten at
meals, I'm n clever, valuable turkey,
and what I've told you of myself Is
true, nbsolufely true."
Theodore, nged four, wns visiting
relntlves In the country. Ho stood
watching his aunt preparing to light
tho kitchen fire, nnd, observing his un-.
rest, she-Inquired If his mother, too,
burned wood.
"No," ho answered dejectedly, "she
doesn't burn wood."
Then his eyes lighted up nnd ho
added triumphantly:
"But she burns tho dinner some (