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THE SEMLWEEKLV TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
I). S. TROOPER KILLED TEUTONS' ROUTE THROUGH BALKANS U. S. GAINS BELIEVES FIRM IS HEDGING ALLIES MAKE GAINS ' .CARRANZA SOLDIERS LOOT AND BURN STORE AT PROQRESO, TEXAS. GERMANY IN LATEST NOTE AS Tho State Board of Irrigation Flndi SURES SAFETY TO THOSE ON AMERICAN SHIPS. Company Not Dicposed to Carry Oat Contract. TWENTY MILES OF AUSTRO-GER MAN TRENCHES TAKEN. POINT -JiTmJt - II f Mia V r Wk 1 1 ESCAPE BACK INTO MEXICO Retreat of Raiders Covered jy Sev eral Hundred of "First Chiefs" Troops General Funston May Go After Bandits.. Brownsville, Tcx Sept. 27. Ono American' soldier was killed, the cap tain commanding the Americana wns wounded and tho post olllco and gen eral storo at Progrcso, Tex., woro looted and burned on Friday when about eighty armed Moxlcans crossed Into Texas and attacked a small do tachmcht of Troop3 B and C, Twelfth cavalry. Rc-cnforccinentB havo been rushed from several army posts and General Funston reports tho situation well In hand. However, all tho Moxlcans, with tho exception of 17 kill d and 18 prisoners, havo recrossed Into Mexico under tho protection of sov eral hundred troops on tho other side of tho border. So sorlous Is the situation felt to bo hero that It Is believed Genera' Funston will order his men to .pursue tho rnlders Into Mexican territory In caso of a repetition of tho raids. OIII ccrs who took part In the fighting havo roported to General Funston that tho soldiers bolongcd to Carranza'a army Major Anderson, In command at Mercedes, mado tho following report to General Funston: "Party of about eighty Moxlcans at ta.Mtcd storo' houso nt Progrcso post olllco at about daybreak In tho morn ing, broko Into storo, looted tho pla'co and set flro to It. A detachment of Troops B und C, Twelfth .cavalry, numbering about twelve men, woro Hrcd upon nB tjloy approached tho store. Tho flro was returned. "Private Henry Stubbloflcld, Troop B, Twolfth cavalry, was shot twice In tho body and was killed. Four of fleers and about sixty of our men par ticipated In tho fight. Tho firing kept tip about two hours. "Capt. A. V. P. Anderson, who was In command, rccolvcd flesh wound In arm, but Is not considered dangerous. Two horses woro killed and ono wounded. "The Mexicans woro pursued In brush to tho river. Several hundred Mexlcnns on othor side of tho river kept up a heavy flro to cover crossing of Moxlcans." San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 27. Gen. Itaoul Madero, brother of tho slain prosldcnt, and eight othor prominent Vllllstas havo been arrested at Glonny Springs. Tex., whore they crosae'd tho border. Thoso taken with Madero and sent to Alplno. Tox., are: Gen. San tiago Sanches, Joso Pulldo, Emlllo Vnsquuz, Tlyatilm Rangll, Joso Maria Itodrlguoz, Itaul, Davlla, Kamond Par tildo and Abraham Martinez. BULGARIA DENIES WAR MOVE Premier Says Army Was Mobilized for Protection Greece Calls Out Army. Washington, S,cpt. 27. A statement cr.blod to tho Uulgnrian legation hero on Friday by Premlor Kadoslovorf an nounces that llulgarla does not Intend aggrcsslvo uctlon against any of liar neighbors and that her mobilization Is not to bo construed as Indicating that she Is about to enter tho war. Loudon, Sopt. 27. Hoforo many hours have passed tho llama of war may havo scared tho Balkan nations again. i With tho Uulgnrian army niuuscd on cno border of Serbia and 800.0UU AUBtro-Gcrmans ready to strlko on nnolhor, Greoco and Itoumanlo, tho last of tho Halkan states to hecomu Infoctcd with tho war fovor, havo be gun preparations to outer tho conflict. Tho monaco of Bulgaria's moblll zatlon was met by Groeco with a royal decreo calling twenty classes of troops to tho colors. Minister of War Uanglls Issued an ordor culling out all tho Greek rosorvlBts. Simultaneous tho Roumanian cab Inot wnB called Into hasty conferenco with King Ferdinand '.n circumstances that leavo no doubt that tho mooting will bo followed by a mobilization or; dcr. BRITISH LINER IS TORPEDOED Amorlcnn Wireless Operator Missing After Steamer Chancellor 8unk by Submarine. London, Sept 21. Tho Harrison llnor Chancellor, .a British ship, ban boon Bunk by a German subiunrlno. Pnrt of tho crow Is roported missing, among thorn G. W. King of Now Or leans, an American, who waB assistant Marconi operator on tho llnor. Sea Gives Up Arabic Dead. Quoenstown, Sept. 27. A body that camo nBhoro on Friday at Clonnkllty. on tho touth coast or Ireland, has been Identified as that of Mrs, Josophlno Brugularo of Now York, ono of tho victims of tho Arabic disaster. , Americans Defeat Japs. Tokyo, Sopt. 2,. Tho hasoball team of tho University of Chicago dofcatod tho Wuacda unlvorplty team rrlday afternoon by a bcco of 5 to 3 In tho opening game of tho scries, Thirty thousand persona watched tho gamo. it . m t r - m ran it- v . -k. s vi a x 1 1 Jt u,i. .rar rTTVZ . J M . . V Mi . . : . to i liermaiiB join Austriuns in iittm - --- ' ' .... wtjiiiiiiu 1 1 III . Blon of Serb a In nroleetcd ninrcli thrniifii liniifmo m n,in ah. heavily reonforccd by Italian, French mmiit io iorco way to uonstantinopio '""" iuhuw nuacK on Montenegrins ana Sorblans at Cctlnjo to prevent concentration of Slavs aculnst Invnslnn from Hnmn.wii a r..rai army mobilized on frontier ready for It l)nHn I.I. .1.. I I r ... uuBoaruuui reauy 10 join uoumanians m march through Bulgaria If uv.uuiuai juina U11IIIH. SUBWAY BLAST KILLS 8 BLOCK AND HALF OF NEW YORK STREET COLLAPSES. Fifty Persons Injured When Explosion Carries Away tho Supportlno Pil lars of Tunnel. New York, Sopt. 24. Pollco are hunting for Frank Midnight, whoso real lmmo lu Mozzonceo, on a charge of homicide. Ho Is tho man who had chargo of blasting oporatlotiB In tho now BUbwny being constructed in Sev enth avenue, which collapsed on Wodncsdny, resulting in eight deaths and Injuring 50 persons, several por haps fatally. Tho generally accepted theory of mo causo of tho accident wus that an oxploalon of dynamlto hnd blown away pillars supporting tho street surfaco. Coroner Folnborg said he be lieved faulty construction work, rath er than nn explosion, caused tho col lapse, but firemen found sovtiral sticks of dynamite and aro kcoplng thorn as ovldonco. Six porsons wero crushed to death when a Btroot car plunged 00 foot Into tho chasm as a block and a lmlf of the street aurfaco collapsed. Two othors died of tholr Inlurlcs after being removed from tho ruins of tno car, which was torn to pleccB. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES Amsterdam, Sent. 23. Kaiser Wll. holm and Princo Joachim wore slight ly Injured In an nutomobllo ncnldnnt. according to Berlin dispatches on 'tuoBday. Tho Imperial automobile was wrecked, tho dispatches said. Washington. Soilt. 21. Amorlnnn marines under command of Col. L. W. r. waller and -armed with mnchinn gunn tiro forcibly opening tho way rrom llio coast to tho interior of Haiti. In a eorios of cngugenients between Capo Haltlon and Itlvloros tweon Gonalves and ISnnory llvo na tives nave boon killed and their chler wounded. Capo Haltlon. Sont. 21. Tim rnm. mnndors of tho American battleships in Haitian waters havo sent nn uiHmn. turn to tho rebol chiefs In tho Interior of tho Maud giving them eight days in which to disarm tholr forces. Tcrro Hauto. Ind.. Sont: 24. Mr Sanford Shenlor. n rrrandnloco nf n,m. Jamin Franklin and mother of tho wife of Judgo Ull Redman, la dnmi hero at seventy. Maylleld, Ky., Sopt. 24. A plnguo of bedbugs has caused the building to bo closed that tho Insects may ho exterminated. Whonco thoy camo Is not known, but tho school building was fllled with them. Budapest. Sept. 21. Tho Ofllciul Ga zotto of tho Hutigarlun govornment printed a decreo calling to tho colorB all males born lu 1897 before Octo bor 15. Germans Shoot Doerfllnner. Genova, Sopt. 27. Friends of tho SwIbb cycling champion, Doorlllngor who was nrrosted by tho Germans and couvlctcd of osplonago. claim to havo rocolvcd inf rmatlon that ho wna executed. American Subscribes to German Loan. I.'orlln, Sopt. 27. Robert J. Thomp' Hon, tor many yoarB American consul at Hanovor and now living at Tiia Hague, has subscribed 500,000 marks 1126,000) to tho now Gorman war loan. C Ktluhi irn - k mi Romotwirin i,.,..i.,mi., ....... i ...... n ....... i. o . w Lu, UUIIUIIUD. m. &1IIUS, and British contingents, renow at- ahead of Austro-Germans. 8. Aus- attack on Bulgnrla. 5. Russian army . PRESIDENT IS SLURRED DOCTOR DUMBA CALLS CHIEF EXECUTIVE ''SELF-WILLED." Von Papon Says Yankees Are Idiotic Letters Found on Archibald Made Public In London. London, Sept. 23. Tho paperB taken from War Correspond Archibald by the British authorities, on which was based tho request of uio united States government for tho recall of Doctor Dumba, tho Austrian ambassador at Washington, wero mado public In. part. In tho letters from Doctor Dumha that diplomat's candid opinion of the president and of American sentiment Is set forth. Thero la a letter from Captain von Papon, military attache of the Gorman ombaasy in Washington, written to hla wlfo and entrusted to tho accommo dating Archibald. In It Von Papen speaks of "these Idiotic Yankees." Thero Is a copy of a letter written by Count von BernstorfT to Secretary Lansing, but It Is frankly an official German reply to tho allegations re garding Gorman plots in tho United Stntcs. Tho dossier as mado public In tho houso of common comprises twenty ono pages, closoly printed. Included in it aro tho letter from Ambassador Dumba to Baron Burinn, tho Austro Hungarian minister of foreign affairs. In ono of theso, not hitherto made public, Doctor Dumba rofors to the "discouraging attitudo" of President oMlson. Doctor Dumba says tho president's position Is that America In a serious crisis would hnvo to depend on noutr.il foreign countries for all Its war mate rial and "nt no prlco and in no caBo will Mr. Wilson nllow this sourco to dry up." "For this reason," Doctor Dumba sayB, "I am of opinion that a return to the question , . . will not only bo usolcss. but having regard to tho solf-wlllod temperament of tho presi dent, harmful." AIR RAID ON STUTTGART Allied Flyers Drop One Hundred Bombs on German Royal Palace. London. Sent. 24. Onn nf Mm daring aerial exploits of tho war was accomplished by French aviators, who now no miles into Gormany and bom barded Stuttgart, capital of tho Ger man duchy of Wuorttomborg. Tho aviators, according to tho offi cial communique Issued at Paris on Wednesday, dropped 100 bombs on the royal palaco and tho railway station whllo under heavy flro from ih man anti-aircraft guns, but escaped unnarmeu ana an rotumed safely. Tho aeroplanes nrobnblv mndn in nil a flight of 300 miles. Uio statement gives no details of the damago at Stuttgart. Schooner Minnie Slauson Sinks. Hyannls, Mass., Sopt. 27. Tho threo-mastcd Bchoonor son, out of Now York for SL John with coai, sanK on uyauuls after a col llslon with tho Handkorchiof ItghtBhlp Captain Dixon and tho crow lauded! Prince Killed In Battle. Amsterdam, Sopt. 27. A dispatch from Vienna roports tho death of tho princo or Thurn and Taxis. Ho WOs killed during a battle with tho Bus slans on tho Soreth river front, the dispatch says. A't4Ut s'K "VV Amu X srXrc ' COMMANDERS GIVEN ORDERS Right of Visit and Search to Be Ex erclsed and No Ship With Condition al Contraband Will Be Torpedoed Says Message In Frye Case. Washington, Sept. 25. Germany's latest note on tho sinking of tho Amer ican sailing ship William P. Frye, pub lished by tho stato dopartment on Thursday, discloses an Important dip lomatle victory for the United States Germany ncceptB the proposal to fix damagoB by commission and to lot I he Hnguo pass upon disputed trenty rlchts Involved. She nlso elves aBRUr- anccs that no moro American ships carrying -conditional contraband will bo destroyed under tiny circum stances. Ono thing seemed to ofilclals certain German naval commanders now nro ordered t exercise tho rights of visit and search with respect to all Ameri can ships to dctermlno what cargo the vessels carry, thus making It prac tically suro that none will bo attacked without warning or ample tlmo for passengers and crew to bo transferred inuHiJucuvo ol mo cargo. Tho note follows in part: "With regard first to the ascertain ment of tho damngo by exports, tho German government bellovos that It should dlsnenso with tho nomination of an umpire. Assuming that the American government agrees to this, the German government names as Its oxpert Doctor Kenny of Bremen, dl rector of tho North German Lloyds; it begs to await tho designation of tho American expert. "The German government declares that it agrees to tho proposal of tho American government to separate the question or Indemnity from tho qucs Hon of the interpretation of tho Prus sian-Amorican treaty of 1785, 1793 and 182S. "It therefore again expressly states that In making payment it does not acknowledge tho violation of tho treatv as contended by tho American side, nut it will admit that tho settlement of the question of Indemnity docs not projuuico tho arrangement of the dif ferences of opinion concerning tho In terpretation of tho treaty rights, and that this disputo Is left to be decided by Tho Hagiio tribunal of arbi tration. "Tho negotiations relative to tho signing of tho compromiso provided by article 52 of Tho Hague arbitration convention would hnst hn between tho foreign ofllco and tho American ombaasy at Berlin, In view or tho dinicultiea In tho wav of in. structing tho imnerlal ambassador nt Washington. "From tho standpoint of law and equity It (tho Gorman government) Is not prevented, In its opinion, from proceeding against American ships carrying contraband, according to Its interpretation, until tho question is Bottled by arbitration. "For tho German government does not need to dopart from the applica tion of generally recognized rules of tho law of maritime wnr, as tho Dec laration of London, unloss and In so far nB an exception based on a treatv Is established boyond a doubt. In the caao of tho present difference of opin ion botwoon tho Gorman and American governments such nn exception could not ho taken to bo established except on the ground of tho arbitral award. "Nevertheless tho German covorn- ment, In ordor to furnish to tho Ameri can government ovldonco of Its con ciliatory attitude, has issued orders to tho German naval forces not to de Btroy American merchantmen which havo loaded conditional .contraband. ovon when tho conditions of intorna- tlonal law aro present, but to permit thorn to continue their vovoeo unhin- dored If It is not possible to tnko them Into port. NO SAFE CONDUCT TO DUMBA State Department Delivers Pointed Acknowledgment to Teuton's Re questAustria Must Answer. Washington. Sent. 25. Tho df-nnrt. ment of stato acknowledged the re quest of Doctor Dumba, tho Austro Hungarian ambassador, for n anfn rnn. duct to Europo. In doing s.o It Informed tho nmbaBsador that tho subject of his rotum had been taken up with tho Austro-Hungarlan forolgn ofllco Tho lnforcnco was plain that until t hn Aus. trlan answer to tho Amorlcan request lor tno nmuassador a recall had been rocolved no saro conduct would hn given Doctor Dumha has made rosorvalions on tho Rotterdam, salllnc on Soptombor 28., Swedish Steamer Torpedoed. Chris.tlansand. Norway, Sopt. 25. Tho Swedish steamor Forsvik, 1,107 tons, haB been sunk by a German sub marine. Uio crow was saved. Tho ship was carrying a cargc oi coal through tho war zono. War Tax Hits Americans. London. Sopt. 25. Tho wealthy An. glo-Amcrlcan contingent In London will bo hit sovoroly by tho Increase In Uio now war Income tax. Thov al. ready havo contributed largely to many forms or rollof. It is the bollef of tho mnnilinrB n tho Stato Board of Irrigation that tin Central Bridge comnanv nf minnU which was awarded the contract foi tho erection of a stato aid brldgi icroas tho river at St. Paul, is trylnj to get out of the contract They wen awarded a contract for tho buildlnj of the bridge at $29,000. This wai iuout SG.000 less than the lowest hid 3er above them. They made a doposh or u certified check with tho boarc Tor ?5,000, so that if they fall to carrj out the contract tho Btnto will not hi out much ns the next highest bidder tho Omalm Structural Steel company win get tho contract for about Jafi.oon It is understood that there is some controversy between tho company nnc uie uoani in which tho attorney gen erai is tailing a hand. Nebraska will havo a constitution convention In 1010, if the planB of the league winch met In Lincoln recenth are carried ouL Fifty persona attend u, among tuem soveral Btato seimtori and representatives. Tho plan as adopted calls for a convention of 10C members elected from the locislativt districts at tho general election 1l luis. bach member will receive $1C day. After the convention has nro pared the constitution it will- bo sub mitted to tho voters of the state foi their approval. In order to brine thie iliout a commltteo was ai)nnhiIMl con BiBtlng of J. N. Norton of Polk. Sena tor yuinu.v of Omaha, F. A. Brogan of Uiualia, It. B. How-all of Omaha. C. A Gustafson 'of Mead. V. L. Locke ol Lincoln nnd J. F. Cordeal of McCook who shall havo authority to nrenare petitions for lnitiatlnc tho nronoaltion at the next general election giving the people a chanco to say whether they want the convention or not. The cutting of corn for rodder sue gests itself this year when a certain percentage of tho corn crop will un doubtedly not mature. Although thh method requires conslde-ahle labor, the stalks put up In this way make ex cellent food for a much larger num ber ol cattle than could be kept on the same atalks If left standing in the fiold. At the same time corn Unlk disease Is avoided. Any corn tvhlch has grown to Its full height md formed cars will make excellent fodder, if cut before severely frozen and put In medlum-Blzed shocks foi curing. College of Agriculture. For the purpose of hogging down corn, spring pigs weighing between 100 and 150 pounds can best be used. Tho corn should be fed In small tracts in order to get tho greatest benefit from the grain. Fields of about six or eight ncres are tho best. Fencing can quite easily be done by ising 2fi-Inch woven wire with stakes for posts. As soon as tho pigs arc tluough with one Hold the fence can oo moved to take In new ground. After the pigs are taken off tho field, sows from the breeding herd can bo put In to finish cleaning up the corn. Little dribs of money are heinc ex pended by waterpower companies in state, but the amounts are pitifully small, and It would take a thousand years or more at that rate to end in real development of those resources. Flint Is tho condition disclosed by tho books nt tho state engineer's office. No general footing up of-the totals has been made for several months, but nn nspectlon of tho monthly reports In iccordance with n 1913 enactment- shows that the amounts expended for development by tho various compan- es aro inconsequential. Dr. S. C. Cosford, In charge of tho (Tnlted States Burenu of Animal In- us try, in its campaign against hog holern in northern Gago nnd John son counties, has been instructed by the Agricultural department to take hog survey In tho counties of Jef ferson and Saline. Tho purpose of the government is to ascortaln tho number of swlno raised In the two ountles during tho years 1913, 1911 ind 1915, and also tho number that have died during the same time from holera. Tho Stato Bank of Lowellcn, a lit tle town In Gurden county, Is the first of nearly 800 state Institutions In Ne braska under tho stato banking board o avail itself of the opportunity to become a member of tho federal re serve system. Adjjtnnt General Hall and Captain W. Shaffer, Nebraska National guard, will make an aeroplane flight from .Tnlesburg, Colo., to Lincoln-, if the trip can bo financed. Warden Fenlon of tho Btnto peniten tiary announces that night school classes havo been started In tho big prison with a total enrollment or 110. Chief Olork JnmeB O'Connell Is in r.hargc of tho school and has lined up his faculty for tho year. Part of tho Instructors will bo members or tho prison staff and part or them will bo Inmates, Kenneth Murphy, Cherry onntf youth, recently returned from parolr, will teach ono division corre- rponrMng to tho third and rourth gradJB. Two college men, "Martin and Kimbass, will bo on tho night faculty. 20,000 PRISONERS CAPTURED' Western Battle Ground Scene of' Great Activity. Lost Ground Will Weaken Teutons. , London. Tho British and French nrniies havo mado several large gains against the German lines between, Verdun and tho Belgium coast, cap turing many trenches along a front; of about twenty miles, nnd thousands of prisoners, eight guns nnd a num ber of mnchlne guns. At the snmo timo British wnrships and Belgian and French batteries bombarded tho German positions on tho coast be tween ijcebruggo nnd Nicuport. The Berlin war olllco has admitted tho repulse of a German dlvisioa near Loos, with considerable casual ties, together with tho evacuation of nn advanced position north oIT Perthes. Tho offensive which resulted in the French and British victories began September 25. For several weeks. there has been an almost incessant bombardment, which late last week increased in intensity, particularly In the sectors where the Infantry at tacks took plaoe. Tho French, who are credited with the most particular gain, made their chler onset against the German linos around Perthes, Beausjour, and Souip pea in Champagne, where In Decem ber they made a considerable gain of ground. Saturdays attack, however. gave them possession or moro terri tory than they had retaken rrom tho Gorman lines since tho latter dug1 themselves in after the battle of tho Marne. According" to the French account. the Germans were driven out of. their trenches over a front of fifteen miles. varying in depth froln two-thirds of a mile to two nnd a half miles. The Importance of this cain lies fn the fact that every yard of crotind taken in this region weakens iho German position around Verdun, from which the Germans might be com pelled to retire should the French succeed in making any further ad vance. The total number of nriRnn- ers taken by both British and French troops amounted to 20,000. Hill No. 70, one of tho nnsIUnnn taken by the British, is loss than a mile directly north of Lens, whllo Hullock, which also fell into tho hands of the British, is at the end of the road near La Bassee. It Jr nniv twelve miles from Hullock to Lille. Feeling Out Westerners. New York. The AncUPr.i, financial commission and eastern bankers have reached a vlrtimi ment on the details or the proposed uuu.uw.uuu credit loan to Great Britain and France. or the commission aro In hm .confer with western bankers over tho Tentative terms. Following aro tho details of the loan upon which tho commission and the bankers of east ern states are In virtual accord. Tho amount approximately $rvnf nnn nan Tho securities Joint Anglo-French notes. Tne interest rate Five per cent to yield tho investor about Kit- per cent by the notes being offered at hiignwy unuor par. A conversion priv Hego fit maturity of the nntBHHm holder to receive cash or Joint Anglo- urencn ntteen or twenty-year bonds, bearing per cent interest It ima become known that tho entire tenta tive program bad been submitted by cablo to London and Paris and that tho attitude of tho home covorn. ments, so far disclosed, 1b ono of ap proval for all that the commlaslon has' accomplished. It is assumed that tho parliament of both Great Britain and France would havo authorized tho issuance or the loan and there fore would not bo covered by any of tho lonn authorized so rnr. Bulgaria Sends Note to Powers. London. Tho Bulgarian govern ment has officially communicated to tho powers a note, stating in tho most categorical manner that tho mobiliza tion of tho Bulgarian army was or dered In the national. Interest, and that it had not tho slightest war movement Intentions. Bulgars Leave Switzerland. Geneva, Switzerland. Three hun dred Bulgarian officers and men lort Switzerland on a special train for Sofia, recently, traveling by way of Austria. Georgians Lynch Negro Boy Jackson, Ga. Joo Persons, a negro boy not moro than 14 years old, was hanged hero ror assaulting an 8-year-old whlto girl. To tho persons around the scaffold tho boy admitted tho crlmo and stoically announced he waa ready to die. Rus8 Take Four Thousand Men. London. "Tho battlo north of Lutck was a great success 'for tho Russians. Wo took 4,000 prisoners and recaptured tho town of Lutsk," saya a Petrograd correspondent