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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
FDR THE BUST AWAITING A CHARGE OF GERMAN CAVALRY NEW8 EPITOME THAT CAN SOON BE COMPASSED. COMMISSION APPOINTED BY GOV. ERNOR HAVE NEW PLAN. HUNT EVENTS iE MENTIONED VOCATIONAL ACT DISCUSSED Persons Employed During Working Day Would Be Provided with Evening Classes. Home and Foreign Intelligence Con densed Into Two and Four Line Paragraphs. IM ftLTER SCHOOL LAW 5C 71?. WASHINGTON. Reports from tho American commls slon In San Domingo Indicated dis turbed conditions on tlio island woro gradually quieting down. No date lias boen fixed for the with drawal of federal troops from the Col orado strike district, nccordlng to statements mudo at tho Wur depart ment. Tho Tlotlilehcni Steel company was the lowest bidder at tho Navy depart ment for supplying the navy with tho fourtcen-lnch armor-piercing shells which It may need during tho next year at $421' each. Sir Edward Grey, Dryish- minister for foreign afTalrs, has assured tho United States, through Ambassador Pago at London, that England will not Intcrfero with Amorlcan cotton ship ments ub "contraband of war." Tho federal reserve board has no tilled nil banks that are members of the now system that gold or lawful money must bo used In making tho transfer of reserve deposits from tho present banks to tho federal rescrvo banks. Tho British embassy has issued a statement in denial of tho announce ment that tho prince of Wales had consented to bo honorary sponsor of n ball to bo held In Now York for tho benefit of tho beroaved families and wounded soldlors in England. Tho department of commerce has announced that Imports last month were $140,089,000, against $171,084,000 In September, 1913, and for tho nine montliB ending September HO last thoy were $1,410,450,000, against $1,827,- 385,000 for tho nlno months of 1913. Tho Interstato commission has sus pended until January 29 an advance in passenger fares proposed by a largo number of western railways. Tho in creases suggested In tariffs, which woro to huvo bocomo effectlvo Novem ber 1, averaged one-quarter cent a mile. 0 Tho Interstate Commerce commis sion furthor suspended from Novem ber 12 until May 12, 1915, tho opera tion of tariffs containing proposed In creased rates on llvo stock, carloads, between points in South Dakota and othor statcB and St. Paul, Omaha and KnnBas City. President "Wilson has Issued a proc lamation designating Thursday, Nov. 20, ob Thanksgiving day. Tho presi dent's proclamation, which refers to tho fact that tho United States Is at peaco, while tho rest of tho world is nt war, says tho yoaf has been one of special blessing for us. In order to provont outgoing car goes' falling into tho hands of any of tho warring nations, Secretary of tho Treasury McAdoo has ordered that customs collectors glvo no Information concerning such cargoes until thirty days after tho clearnnco from ports of tho vessels In which thoy aro shipped. DOMESTIC. A pledge of 2 per cent of tho capital stock of all tho banks in Arkansas to tho cotton pool fund was mado by members of tho Arkansas Bunkers' as sociation. -Benjamin Strong, Jr., govornor of tho federal roHorvo bank in Now York City, which begins business Novem ber 1C, will recelvo an annual salary of $30,000. The rail and river coal case, Involv ing tho constitutionality of tho Ohio "mine run" or "coal screon" law, was advanced by tho supremo court to November 30. Steps to protect tholr missionaries and church olllclals in Europe from financial embarrassment woro taken In Washington by tho general confer ence of Seventh Day Advontlsts. Nino Mexicans, part of tho band led by Mlguol Orltz, who is still at largo, wero placed on trial in tho federal court at Phoenix, Ariz., charged with conspiracy to cuubo a revolt among tho Yaqul Indians. Tho $10,000,000 loan mado by a group of Now York bankers to tho gobornment of Franco, to bo used by Franco as a checking account ngalnat tho purchnso of supplies in this coun try, has oponed tho way, in tho opin ion of New York bankers, for Gor many and Austria to negotiate loans. Elbert II. Gary, president of tho American Iron and Stcol industry, and various figures in tho country's iron and steel industry, woro in Birming ham. Ala., for tho opening sessions of tho Institute A. II. IJIbler of Pittsburgh was elec ted president of tho American Hard ware Manufacturers' association at tho closing session In Atlantic City, N. J. Loaders In tho Iron and steel Indus try of the country discussed tho past, present and future of tho business at the annual banquet of tho American Iron and Steel Institute at Birming ham, Ala. A. B. Baker, Portland managor of tho National Mercantile company of Vancouver, B. C, wns arrested on a warrant from Seattle charging con spiracy to uso tho malls to promote n lottery. Four hundred Irishmen from 10 to 25 yenrs of ago have landed In Now York, They declined to say If they had conic to America rather than en list in tho British army, but did say they came hero to look for work Delegates to the convention of tho Amorlcan Hardware Manufacturers' association wero urged by N. A. Go lnddlngs, tho president, to go into tho South American countries with Increased onterprlso and to watch homo fields moro closoly. Kansas City Is celebrating tho com pletlon of Its new union station which wa built at a cost of $0,000,000 and represents, with tho attendant termi nal facilities, an outlay of $50,000,000. Tho new station Is ono of tho world's largest buildings of Us kind. Preperatlons Incidental to the filing of a suit by tho state of Louisiana to onjoln tho Amorlcan Sugar Penning company from doing business In tho stato and demanding that' a receiver bo appointed wero mado by Governor Hall nnd District Attorney Luxen borg. Tho Western Union Telegraph com pany announced that tho uso in cable messages of codes upproved by tho British authorities will bo limited to messages oxchanged botwecn the United (States and Canada and tho United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. FOREIGN. Tho economy being practiced by English women at prosont is causing lack of work In certain branches of trade. That Ireland would maintain Its place as a lighting nation was tho dec laration of John F. Itodmond, nation alist leader, in addressing a meeting of volunteers at Belfnst. Tho French government Is arrang ing, through tho Amorlcan ombassy In Pnrls, to send to Germany and Aus tria all subjects of thoso countries de tained In Franco who aro not subject to army duty. Vonustlano Carrnnza has submitted his resignation to tho Aguas Calicntes convontlon. His offer to relinquish his poBt as supreme chief of tho na tion, howevor, Is conditional on tho re tirement to private llfo of General Francisco Villa. General Carranza, as head of tho constitutional government, and Gen oral Villa, commander of tho division of tho north, woro ollmlnatod from powor by a docroo adopted at tho Car- ranza-Zapata-Vllla peaco conference at Agua Calllcntcs. Tho American commission for tho relief of tho distressed In Bolgium has forwarded ) from London Its flrst consignment of goods. Tho British government 'has decided that all ro lief stores for tho Bolglans must pass through tho Amorlcan commission. Tho British admiralty Issues a warning to ships whoso courso may carry them to waters to tho north of Iroland, as In thoso waters Gorman mines havo been lain, with tho result that ono British stoamor, the Manches ter Commorco, has boon blown up. Tho long pent up porsonal dlsllko entertained by King Gcorgo toward tho kaiser Is now finding opon expres sion at tho English court, and what ever may bo tho result of tho war It Is highly Improbable that tho two mon- archs will ovor meot on friendly terms again. A Portuguoso mission is In London arranging dotalls for tho possible co operation of tho Portugueso army with tho nlllos. Manuel, tho former king of Portugal, has offorod his serv ices to tho army of Portugal should tho ropubllc Join tho allies against Germany. At SaraJovo tho conspirators who brought about the death of Archduko Francis Ferdinand nnd his wlfo, havo been sentenced. Gavrlo Prlnzlp, tho man who actaully Hred tho shots which killed tho urchduko and his wlfo, received only a twenty-year sen tence, while four of his co-conspirators must pay tho penalty of death. Olllclals of tho Panama canal zone aro concerned ovor tho opposition which has developed recently to the ratification by tho Panama assembly of tho now canal zono boundary con vention, signed by roprosontatlves of the United Stntes and Panama on September 2. Threo ships of tho British naval flo tilla which has boon supporting tho al lies' loft havo boon struck by Ger man Bholls, but tho casualties and damugo woro Blight, tho secratary of tho British admiralty has announced. British infantry behind barbed wire HUH ALLIED WITH GERMANY Bombardment of Russian Porti i Tantamount to a Declara tion of War. MOVE HAS BEEN EXPECTED Is Tenth Nation to Be Involved In the Struggle Has Large Army, Offi cered by Germans, Ready to Take the Field Belgians Flood Country and Compel Germans to Retire Emdcn Sinks a Russian and a French Warship. Theodosla, Crimea, via Petrograd, Oct. 31. The Gorman cruiser Bres lau, which now flies tho Turkish flag, bombarded this city Friday. While there 13 no Information hero that Turkey has broken with Russia, this action Is equivalent to a declara tion of war. Relations Are Strained. London, Oct. 31. A Router dispatch from Constantinople says that tho sit uation between Great Britain and Tur koy 1b becoming daily more strained and appears to be nearlng tho break ing point. "It Is believed," tho dispatch adds, "that should tho alllos oxperlenco a sotback In tho European theater of tho war, especially In Poland, It will bo imposslblo to restrain tho Turks, as tho war party Is becoming moro and moro powerful." Tenth Nation at War. Turkey is tho tenth nation to be in volved in tho titanic struggle, If theBo reports from Theodosla aro truo. Its uttacks aro directed particularly against Russia. It has been expected for weeks that, yielding to Gorman pressure and promises, Turkey would break its neu trality and do somo belligerent act. Six hundred Gorman officers havo arrived in Turkoy since tho war be gan. They brought Blego guns, field guns and ammunition with them. It is computed that Turkey has from G00.O0O to 700,000 men ready to tako tho field. Tho German offlcers put tho numbor at 900,000. Turkey Continues Active. London, Nov. 1. Turkoy has fol- lowed Us initial hostile acts in bom barding two Russian cities by attack ing Russian and Fronch ships without los3 of tlmo. Following Is a summary of evontB which have succoedod each other rapidly as a result of tho de cision of tho porto to ontor tho war: Turkish gunboats raided tho port of Odessa, bombarded tho suburbs of the town, sank tho Russian gunboat Don ets, killed all her crow, and damaged tho Russian Btcamors Lazareft, Wltlaz and Whampoa and tho French liner Portugal. Britain Warns Turkey. Cruiser Goebon torpedoed and sank tho Russian steamers Yalta and Kaz bok in tho Black sea, drowning 73 pos-i sengors' nnd crew. Tho Russian am bassador at Constantinople has been withdrawn. Tho British envoy, Am bassador Mullet, has Informed tho grand vizier on behalf of his govern ment that If tho Turks cross tho fron tier of Egypt it will moan wnr with tho powerB. Russian troops havo been mobilized on tho Turkish frontier. Turkey Is mobilizing cavalry divisions on the Red sea. Tho menaco of Turkey's action lies in tho possibility of n "holy war" by Mohammedans against Christians. Sho undoubtedly will attempt to lnclto to rovolt tho great mass of Mohammedan subjects of Great Britain In Asia and Africa. Italy to Enter War. Italy's hand 1b oxpected soon to bo forced. Franco has looked to Italy to dominate tho Balkans, and In tho present crUls with Turkoy's army, numbering between 700,000 and 900, 000, thrown into tho conflict, sho can not do so by continuing her neutral po sition. Grecco Is also likely to ontor tho calmly awaiting a charge by a detachment of tho kaiser's cavalry- war at onco. Sho will, of course, op pose her ancient enemy, tho Turks. Roumanla probably will do likewise DYKES OPENED BY BELGIANS Flood Compels Germans to Retreat Report That Lille and Ostend Are Evacuated. On tho Battle Front, via Paris, Nov. 1. The German forces in the lowor Yser valley In Belgium havo been com pelled to retreat, according to an offi cial announcement issued here. Tho Belgians opened tho dykes in the val ley and the Germans wero compollod to withdraw from the flood of water that poured forth against them. As tho Germans retreated thoy wore shelled by tho Bolglans. Lille Is reported to havo been recap tured by the allies. Ostend also Is said to havo boen evacuated by tho Ger mans. Tho British troops, hard pressed by the fury of tho German attacks leveled against their positions along both sides of tho Canal of La Basseo, camo off victors in ono of the hardest fought battles of the campaign In France. Thousands of dead and wounded wore left on tho field when the Ger mans finally wero driven back, and the trenches of the troops commanded by Field Marshal Sir John French held both German and French dead, for thoy had been taken and retaken repeatedly during the two days' en counter. EMDEN IN GLORIOUS FEAT German Cruiser Sinks Russian and French Warship In Harbor of British Possession. London, Oct. 30. Tho German cruis er Emden. tho terror of tho Pacific ocean, has made another successful raid, according to advices received from the British embassy at Tokyo. Flying tho Japaneso flag and dis guised by tho addition of a fourth smokestack, sho audaciously stole un der tho guns of tho fort and entered Georgetown, tbe harbor of tho Island of Penang, the British possession In tho Straits Settlements, fired torpedoes which destroyed tho Russian cruiser Jemptchug and a French torpedo de stroyer and escaped through tho Straits of Malacca. Moro than two hundred members of tho crowB of the warships wero killed. This brings tho total number of vessels destroyed by tho Emden and the Karlsruho up to 43. PRESS ON AT ALL POINTS Russians Claim Victory Everywhere In Poland Berlin Denies Re ports of Reverses'. Petrograd, Oct. 30. All the Ger man army corps on tho left bank of the Vistula river in Poland are In full rotreat. Tho following official communica tion Issued by tho Russian commander-in-chief under date of October 28, follows: Wo havo broken tho rcslstanco of MORE THAN HALF THE PEOPLE With the entrance of Turkey Into the war considerably more than half of the world, from the viewpoints both of area and of population, Ig now ac tually Involved In the hostilities resulting from the Austrian demands upon Servla. Here are the figures, compiled from Whltaker's Almanac: THE ALLIES. Area (square miles). Population. British empire 13,123,712 435,000,000 France (Including colonies) 4,291,510 94,730,000 Russian empire 8,400,000 164,000,000 Belgium (Including the Congo) 813,400 22,500,000 Japanese empire 235,900 65,100,000 Servla 34,000 5,000,000 Montenegro 5,800 500,000 Total, allies 26,904,322 786,830,000 GERMANIC ENTENTE. Germany (Including colonies) ,.... 1.343,020 80,000,000 Austro-Hungarlan empire 261,033 51,340,000 Turkish empire 1,058,041 31,580,000 Total, pro-German 2,662,094 162,920,C00 Total of countries at war 29,566,416 949,750,000 Total land area of the earth.... 55,500,000 Total population of the earth 1,623,000,000 the enemy's last units which still at tempted to hold tho north of the Pil ltza river. On the front beyond tho Vistula all tho Austro-German troops aro now In retreat. Wo have occu pied Strykow, Ieschow and Noweml asto. "Russian cavalry has entered Ra dom and 'captured several thousand prisoners, guns, scores of machine guns, supply trains and automobiles." Berlin Claims Some Progress. Berlin, Oct. 30. An official report issued by tho German general army headquartors says: "In the northeastern theater of the war our attacks aro progressing. Dur ing tho last three weeks 13,500 Rus sians, 30 cannon, and 39 machine guns havo been taken. "In tho southeastern war area tho situation is unchanged." De Wet Joins Boer Revolt. London, Oct. 29. Tho colonial offlco issued officially a dispatch from tho government of tho commonwealth of South Africa Btating that tho famous Boer general, Christian De Wot, who gave tho British so much trouble In tho South African war, Is leading tho rovolt In the Orange Free State. An other well-known Boer general, Bey ers, heads a similar revolt in western Transvaal., 100 Boers Surrender. Washington, Oct. 81. The surrender of 100 rebellious Boers without fighting at Brandvlel and Understedoorsn, South Africa, was reported today In official London dispatches to the Brit ish embassy. London, Oct. 31. Col. Conrad Brins, who has been suppressing tho rebel lion started by Colonel Lieutenant Marltz in Northwest Capo province, reports tho Invasion of tho Capo has been broken. Would Make Peace With France. London, Oct. 30. Tho Daily Chron icle's Paris correspondent assorts that, with a view to detaching France from the allies, Germany made an offer to conclude peace on the basis of tho cession of Metz and possibly a portion of Alsaco to France. Tho offer, ac cording to the correspondent, was re jected. s Hospital Ship Is Wrecked. Whitby, England, Nov. 1. The Brit ish hospital ship Roblllo, bound from England to France, to bring home wounded, was wrecked near Whitby during a terrific storm. All her boats but ono wero smashed and that was swamped near shore. Several bodies havo been recovered. It Is feared that 100 aro drowned. Life savers suc ceeded in getting off two boatloads of survivors. Tho others, Including the crow, havo taken to tho rigging. Tho vessel carried thirty doctors and a full hospital equipment. New British Sea Lord Is Appointed. London, Nov. 1. It was officially announced that Baron John Arbuth not Fisher, admiral of tho fleet, has been appointed flrst sea lord of the admiralty to succeed Prlnco Louis of Battenberg, who resigned becauso of nowspapor criticism directed against him. WORLD'S NOW ENGAGED IN WAR Lincoln The commission nppolnted by the governor to recommend new school laws has agreed that one-fourth, of the whole amount of stato appor tionment bo divided by the state su perintendent according to the numbui. of school districts in the state, and be certified to tho county superintendent In the stnte superintendent. Thlft will give the districts in tho sparsely sound west an amount equal to the districts in Douglas county. Tho re maining three-fourths is to bo divided among tho counties in proportion tc the school children In each county, this money, together with tho locaL fines and licenses, to bo divided by tho county superintendent pro rata according to the average daily nt tendance as determined by tho last report to the state superintendent. At present tho stato temporary school fund Is apoitloned semi-annually ta counties and school districts on a bo. sis of school population, which em braces persons from flvo to 21 years of age. About $600,000 is thus annual ly apportioned. The fund is derived, from interest on tho permanent schooL fund, state lands leased and sold,, game licenses and some other sources. The funds are used by school districts for the payment of salaries of teach ers. Considerable time was given to the discussion of a vocational meas ure. This is an act to define vocation al education providing for the estab lishment of vocational schools and for stato aid in the maintenance thereof. Vocational school shall mean an or ganization of courses, pupils and teachers under a distinctive manage ment approved by the board of educa tion, designed to glvo Industrial, agri cultural or household arts education. Evening classes in vocational schools or departments shall mean classes giv ing such training as can bo taken by persons already employed during tno working day. The commission went on record as favoring a bill that would, take away from the county boaids the powers they now havo In appraising: school lands an,d place the same under direct control of the stato board ot educational lands and funds. County Fair Exhibit Tho county fair exhibit of the exten sion service of the college of agri culture was displayed at seven county fairs besides the stato fair. The de monstrators in charge of the exhibit make the following estimate of at tendance at the county fairs: Clay Center, Clay county a.lOO1 Wahoo, Saunders county 4,800 Geneva, Fillmore county 6,300- Nelson, Nuckloss county 8,800 Auburn, Nemaha county 3,800 Beatrice, Gage county 3,500 York, York county 4,700- Total 35.000- In addition there were thousands of visitors who saw the exhibit at the Btate fair. The majority of visitors at the county fairs were farmers and many returned tho second and third tlmo to study tho exhibit. Tho esti mate of attendance made by the coun ty fair mangers Is considerably high er than the abovo estimate. The exhibit, which was prepared by the various departments of the Nebraska college, was sent to the fairs In a special car where It was displayed la a thirty by forty foot tent In charge of two or moro guides. Barley Yield More Than Year Ago. The 1914 barley crop was 2,230,372' bushels, according to tho figures of the State Board of Agriculture. The farmers sowed 97V792 acres In 1914, or 98 acres moro than last year. The yield last year was estimated at 2.0GC.90G bushels. In 1914 no barley acreage was roported from Arthur, Grant, Hooker, Rock and Thomas, counties. Hitchcock county leads in tho production of barley, tho yield this year being 358,400 bushels. Coun ties producing moro than 100,000 bush els of barley in 1914 aro the follow ing: Counties. Bushels. Hitchcock 358.4GO- Dundy 154.G97 Chase 140.475. Furnas 118.94S Red Willow 104I9G9 Attorney General Returns to Lincoln. Attorn6y General Grant Martiuf has returned from Washington, where he attended a mooting of the attorneys general of tho United States. Ho also was present at meetings of the Ameri can Bar association at the same place. All Prisoners Return. Soven convicts of the stato peni tentiary during tho term of Warden Fenton have been allowed to return to their homes for a few days to at tend funerals of their fathers or mothers. Every man has roturnod to his place behind the walls of tho big prison Just when ho said ho would. Not ono has broken his trust. And overy man has ropoatedly and ef fusively thanked Warden Fenton for this unusual grant. 1 i