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THE 8EMIAVEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
WAR TAX BILL 1 MEASURE 18 PASSED BY THE U. S. SENATE BY VOTE OF 45 TO 29. SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT Tax Is Extended for Ono Year Fight Made on Measure by Senator Smoot and Other Republican Leaders Underwood Makes Maiden Speech. Washington, Duo. 20. Tho admlnls tratlon'ii ilrst rovonuo bill, extending tho emergency war tax for ono year, was passed by tho senate on Frlduy by a voto of 45 to 2!). Tho measure was signed by tho president. Mr. Smoot of Utah, u Hopubllcan member of tho oonate llnuncu commit tee, moved to limit tho tlmo extension of tho war taxes to Juno 30, 10 Hi, This amendment was rejected 2G to 50, by a party voto, except that live Re publicansMr. Clapp of Minnesota, Mr. Curtis of Kansas, Mr. Harding or Ohio, Mr, Jones of Washington and Mr. Kcnyou of Iowa, refused to socm to support oven that extension and voted against It. Mr. Undcrwood'fl maiden speech . was a great personal triumph. Ho has not boon asBlgnod to tho nuance I commlttco, which haH particular Jur isdiction over nil fiscal matters, but his expcrlcnco in tho houso has mado him tho rocognlzed Democratic au thority on finance Mr. Underwood by thrco quiet ques tions induced Senator Ponroso to ad mit that tho Republicans did not want protection to oxcludo foreign competition; that foreign imports un der tho Democratic tariff had not therefore injured tho industries of tho country and that tho country with tho Underwood act still in forco was now highly prosperous. FIVE DIE IN TRAIN WRECK Eleven Others Hurt When Cars Crash on th Baltimore & Ohio at Felton, Pa. Chester, Pa., Doc. 20. Flvo persons woro killed and oloven injured, ono probably fatally, in a rear-end colli sion botwecn an accommodation train bound from Wilmington to Chester and a train of empty express cars on tho Baltimore & Ohio railroad on Friday night at Felton, two miles south of this city. Two of tho dead wcro omployoos of tho railroad and two woro negro pas sengers. Daniel Callongor, a passen ger, of Philadelphia, was tho fifth vic tim. All tho Injured lived In Philadel phia and Chester or In nearby towns. TITANIC OWNERS MAKE OFFER White Star Line Agrees to Settle All Claims for Lives Loot $500,000 to Americana. Now York, Doc. 20. Tho Whlto Star lino Iiuh agreed to pay $004,000 in set tlement of all claims arising from the sinking of tho Titanic,' on April 15, 1912, when moro than 1,500 persons wero drowned, attornoys for tho lino announced hero on Friday, Of this umount approximately $500, 000 would bo distributed umong Amer ican claimants, $50,000 to British claimants, and $114,000 would bo re quired for interest and oxpenscs In connection with tho numerous suits, Tho agrooment must bo acted upon by December 30 to becomo oporativu. FIFTEEN DIE IN TORNADO Many Killed and Injured at Cullum, Miso. Twloter Causes Heavy Damage to Property. Meridian, Miss., Dec. 20. A tornado that swept through Laudordalo and Kompor counties on Friday destroyed the town of Cullum, killed at loast 15 pursons and Injured 50. In Mcrtiilnn threo porsons wcro killed and many Injured. Flvo houses wero blown down ut Dlpoff, 12 miles north, but no pur sous wcro Injured. Sovoral buildings and u soctlon of tho Ilnlloy forest at Bnlloy wero do stroyed, as woro also numorouB build' lugs nt GIIob, Tho tornado swept Into Alabama, ENVOY TO MEXICO IS PICKED Naming of Henry P. Fletcher as Am bassador Restores Relations Between Nations. Washington, Doc. 20. Henry P. Fletcher, now ambassador to Chile was nominated on Friday by President Wilson for ambuBsador to Mexico Ellseo Arrodondo already has boon up pointed Moxlcan ambassador to tho United States and Mr. Fletcher's nom lnatlon restores diplomatic rotations between tho two countries, broken off nearly threo years ago. Wives Desert Two Brothers. Dos MoIiiob, Ia Dee. 20.-rll. A Miskell and W. 13. Mlskell, brothers and married on tho same duto, botu had tho samo luck In matrimony, ac cording to tholr divorce petitions llled hero. Both churgo desertion. Shells Hit Allied Cruiser. Constantinople, Due. 20. An allied cruiser that was bombarding tho Turk Jsh position on thoUalllpoll ponlnsulu was struck by Turkish shells und forced to withdraw, It was announced by tho Ottoman war olllca. SALONIKI AND l ho GruckB navo withdrawn near tho allies are fulling back on that GEN. FRENCH IS OUSTED SIR DOUGLAS HAIG CHIEF OF BRITISH IN FRANCE. Chcnge In Commanders May Mean That Allies Contemplate New Drive Against Germans. London, Dec. 17. Lieut. Con. Sir Douglas Halg has boon appointed to succeed Field Marshal Sir John French in command of tho Urltlsh armies In Vanco und Flundors. Tho now commandor of tho Urltlsh in the western Hold is considerably younger than tho veteran ho succeeds, but ho haB had vast cxporlcnco In ac tual wur. Gonoral Halg Is llfty-four years old, whereas Field Marshal French is slxty-threo. General Halg was educated at Ox- ford anil Joined tho Soventh Huss.irB In 1885. Ho served In tho Soudan In 1898 and won medals for valor at At hara and Khartum. With General French ho participated In tho South African war, whoro ho again won pro motes and medals for distinguished sorvlco. In 1912 ho was mado gen eral ofllcor commanding nt Alder shot. When tho present war began he was given command of tho First Army corps. Tho bollof is general that tho choice of General Halg for commander in chief in Franco means preparations for tho initiation of a utoro vigorous cam paign In tho West, presumably In con- Junction with offensive movements In tho Russian, Balkan and Italian zones of operations. TRUCE IN BASEBALL WAR Peace Declared Between Threo Big Leagues Wceghman to Get Cubs. Chicago. Dec. 17. Through tho ac tion of tho American loaguo In accept ing tho proposals from tho National and Fodoral leagues a truco was do elnred horo on Wednesday. A peaco agreement will bo drawn up In tho nuxt two or thrco days and tho chances aro will bo signed soon. lenns of tho treaty woro not re vealed, but tho main nolnts aro known to call for tho dissolution of thu Gllmoro circuit through mergers with sovcral National loaguo teams und perhaps the Clovoland club. Tho Cubs will bo transferred to President Wceghman and his partners on tho North side, while Phil Hall will in nil probability got control of tho St. Louis Cardinals, CONTRABAND ON FORD SHIP Britain Allows Peaco Vessel to Pro ceed Under Bond Was Held at Kirkwall. Doudon. Doc. 17. Tho Scandinavian American llnor Oscar II, boarlng Henry l'ord und his peuco party, now at Kirkwall, will proceed on hor vovauu probably ut once. The ycssol wus de tained to allow tho Urltlsh admiralty to oxumlnu hor cargo and had nothing to do with tho chaructor of tho huiuun freight aboard. Part of tho cargo will bo taken to a Urltlsh prize court on tho ground that It Is contraband, but J In order not to rulllo Mr. Ford's doves tho government, Instead of sending tuu vessel to a port to bo unloaded la permitting tho vessol to procuod unucr bona. Labor Agent Is Killed. Chicago, Doc. 18. Axel Alex's ca roer as a business agent of tho lath- ors" union, which has sproad dlscon tout In tho building Industry of Chi cugo, has ended. Ho was shot to death by H. S. Johnson, a negro lather. Man Slayo Self and Wife. GloverBVllIo, N v., 1)jc. 18. Tho bodies of Josso Sellgman, treasuror of tho Glovorsvlllo Leather company and Mrs, Sollgmau wero found In their bedroom, It Is bollcved Scllgmun killed his wife and shot himself. FNVIRONS MEL : ly all city their troops from Saloniki and and preparing to defend it. MUST FREE GERMANS WASHINGTON SENDS NOTE TO FRENCH GOVERNMENT. Kalser'o Subjects Were Taken From American Steamers by French Warships Act Illegal. Washington, Dec. 16. Tho United States government cabled Ambassa dor Shnrp at Purls, for presentation tq tho French foreign olllco, a noto vigorously protesting against the re movul by the French cruiser Des cartcs of six Germans and Austrlans from tho American steamships Caro lina, Coamo and San Juan. Immedlato roleaso of tho men was asked on tho ground that tho seizure of citizens of any nntlon from an American vessel on the high seas Is without legal Justlltcatlon and consti tutes a liagrunt violation of American rights. Couched in friendly terms, the com munication gives the American point of view employed In tho caso of Au gust Plopenhrlnk, a German, who was removed from tho American ship Wlndbor by tho French cruiser Condo in November of last year and ro leased after representations lv tho United States. Attention is directed tc tho fact that the men removed from tho ships woro not embodied In "tho armed forces of tho enemy," as that term 1b used In the declaration or London. It Is assorted, however, that thcro Is no Justification for the removal or subjects or u nation which is an onemy of Franco from an America!, vessel on tho high seas bound to a neutral port, cvon If they could prop erly bo regarded ns mllltury persons. To support this position, It Is un derstood, tho nrto points to tho rulos set down by the French minister of foreign affairs In a noto sent during tho Civil war to the French minister to tho United States In regard to the romoval of the Confederate commis sioners, Mason and Slldell, from tho steamship Trent. SPARKS FROM g THE WIRE Chicago, Dec. 17. Jess Wlllard, hoavywelght champion boxer, and Fred Fulton have been matched. Ar ticles of ugrootnont closing tho fight woro signed at tho Morrison hotel by Tom Jonos for tho tltleholdor, Mlko Collins for Fulton and Tom Andrews for Promoters Tommy Burns and Domlnlck Tortorlch. Tho light Is to tako place in Now Orleans March 4, and is scheduled to go 20 rounds Sau Dlogc, Cal., Doc. 18. Express ing tho deslro to "lly onco beforo.ro tiring to a quiet life," Mrs. Lulu Com stock, uged Bovonty-four, of this city, arranged for a flight on Thursday with Aviator Anton Moyorhoff, Jr., that ondod with tho falling of tho flying boat In tho waters of San Diego bay and tho death of tho woman. Tho avi ator wus rescued. Now York. Doc. 17. Captain Boy- hd, tho German naval attache, la sued nu official statement branding ns 'fabrications und Inventions" re ports that ho had obtulnod, through secret agents, u confidential report propared by American naval ofllcors. Paris, Dec. 1C Tho French govern meat has decided to give olllclal recog nllloii to tho Carranza government in Mexico t Vanderbllt Race May 13. Now York, Dec. 20. Announcement was mado hero on Friday tlmt the next Vanderbllt Cup race will bo run nt tho Shuepsheud Bay speedway on May 13 next. It IS understood that tho rueo will bo 300 mllus. Rector Richmond Suspected. Phlladolphlu, Dec. 20. Tho eeclesl astlcul court which tried Jlov. George Chalmers Richmond, rector of St. John's Episcooal church, suspended tilm for ono year for violation of bis ordination vows, i Si ML STRIKE ENDED LABOR TROUBLE ON BELT LINE AT CHICAGO SETTLED BY ARBITRATION. MEN RETURN TO WORK U. S. Mediation Agent Brings About Settlement Counsel for Road Says Employees Have Acceded to the Wishes of the Company. Chicago, Dee. 18. The strlko on tho licit Lino Hullwuy compuny, which practically paralyzed transshipment of trelght ffr tho last few days, was end ed early Friday morning. After an Interchange of negotia tions between olltciuls of tho road und tno strikers' committee, which lasted into the early morning hours, G. W. W. Hanger, assistant United States commissioner of mediation and con ciliation, who acted as arbiter, an nounced that an ugreomcnt had been reached and tho men would proceed to work Immediately. The following statement was mado by C. G. Austin, counsel for tho Bolt Lino railroad, and contains tho terms of settlement: "The original demands of tho em ployees was that hourly servlco of trains each day be established bo tween Seventy-lifth and HalBtcd streets and tho Clearing yards. Tho officials of the road have always been willing and ready to establish a limited serv lco morning and evening for such rcasonublo tlmo aa wuo necessary for tho men to adapt themselves to tho chango of tho terminal from Eighty third street and Vlncennes road to Clearing. "Through tho services of United StatoB Commissioner of Mediation and Conciliation G. W. W. Hanger an agreement Iiub boon mndo with tho employees whereby they have acceded to tho wlBhcs of tho railroad com pany, abandoning their demands for hourly servlco during each twenty tour hours and accepted tho servlco train for tho limited train servlco proffered by tho company." Tho men mado preparation to re turn to work at once. STORM CAUSES HEAVY LOSS Millions of Dollars' Worth of Property Destroyed Railroads Tied Up In East Eight Dead. New York. Dec. 10. Demoralized railroads, millions in property damage and widespread inconvenience wan the storm toll reported hero on Tuesday. It was tho worst storm that has visit ed Now York and tho eastern states Hlnce tho memor,ablo blizzard of 1888. Tho Now York Central and tho New York, Now Haven & Hnrtford rail roads wcro almost tied up. Only n row or tho most Important trains wcro moving. All wires wero down on both railroads. Tho block system was out ot business. With conditions only partially alle viated it is reared thoro will bo a milk famlno. Frantic efforts aro being made to get somo of tho milk trains Into town. Six Inches of snow fell In Now York city. In Connecticut It reached a depth of from two to three feet. NEW POSTMASTERS NAMED Senate Get3 President's Nominations for Many Towns In the Mid dle West. Washington, Dec. 18. Tho presi dent on Thursday sent tho following nominations of postmusters to tho senate : Michigan John O'Mcara, Escanaba. Illinois May N. Prill, Centrallu; Thomas J. Hopkins, Wonona; O. H, Johnson, Howen; James II. Splkor, Ilushnoll; John F. Bushmeyer, Col chester; Georgo H. Hart, Nauvoo; H. Ilruco Schroyer, Now Windsor; Rob ert Sherrnrd, Oak Park; Louis W. Rlchter, Melrcso Park. Indiana John C. Ring, Frankton; Edward S. Edgar, Winchester; Wll llam II. Johnston, Crawfordsvlllo; Joseph T. Stuhl, Kendnllvlllo; William T. Nowton, Rosedalo; Ralph W. Mc Council, Oxford; Charles V. Hlrt. llatesvlllo; Frunk W. Iloren, OwenB vllle. CHICAGO WINS G. 0. P. MEET Republican National Convention to Be Held on Juno 7 San Fran cisco Poor Second. Washington, Dec. 1C. Chicago was selected by tho Republican national committee on Tuesday us tho mooting placo of tho 191G Republican national convention, to bo held Juno 7, ono week before tho Democratic conven tion in St. Louis. Tho voto was: Chi cago, 30; Sau Francisco, 13; St. Louts, 7, and Philadelphia, 2. Pick Slack for U. 8. Attorney. Washington, Dec. 20. L. Ert Slack vu a agreed on by Senators Kern and Shively on Frlduy afternoon for Uni ted States district attorney ut Indian upolls to succeed Frunk A, Datley, re signed. Judge Smith to Try Lorlmer. Chicago, Dec. 20. Tho cubo ot Wll Ham Lorlmer, former senator, was as signed for trial to Judgu Fredorlck A. Smith of tho circuit court. Tho) cubo will open shortly after Janu ary 1. COOEN5E0 NEWS OF INTEREST TO ALL. Pledges for .$10,000 have been se cured to erect a hospital at Plain view. Judge Corcoran of' Hastings set January 3 as the date for hearing In tho John O'Connor will case. The census of ScottsblufT, taken by the Star-Hcrajd, gives the city a total population of live thousand. A safe In a Jewelry store at Pe tersburg was blown open recently nnd stock worth $1,500 was taken. The foundations for tho new sugar factory at Scottshluff are progressing nicely, and aro about finished. Pluns are ready for the $100,000 medical hospital soon to be erected for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. , E. C. Krowsou has purchased tho Elm Creek Reason from George Kce nan, who has owned the paper for two years. The city council of Hastings re cently completed arrangement for oloven miles of pavement. This will give Hastings slxtenn miles of paved streets. Tho town of Cornlea, Is to have a new and up-to-date hotol in the spring. M. J. Clark, a wealthy and Influen tial man of the town, is behind tie project. Alliunce was chosen by the statu convention of county commissioners and supervisors for the next meeting place during their convention in Co lumbus. The maltor of establishing a hospi tal In Falls City is being revived. A meeting will he held soon by enthus iastlsts to decide if sufficient funds can be raised. Citizens of Fairfield have raised $30,000 for a creamery ut that place. The project is being held up owing to the possibility of the putting In of a condensory at Hastings. lho six weeks' revival at Hastings closed with a total of 1,772 converts und reconsccratlons. Tho free will offering for Dr. John S. Hamilton, tho evangelist, was $1,135. Fire completely destroyed the plant of the Chieftain at Winnebago a few days ago Its editor is going to reas semble tho necessary equipment to resume publication. Ground was broken a few days ago for the now Masonic and Odd Fellows' building at Petersburg. Tho building will be a full two-story affair, and will cost over $10,000. Ed F. Vrzak, county cleric of Col fax county, died ut his home in Schuyler, aftor an Illness of only a few hours of heart trouble. He was very prominent In lodge circles. The Selden-Beck Construction com pany of Omaha wero awarded the con tract for the new Terminal building In Lincoln. The stnicture will be ten stories high and cost between $400,000 and $500,000. Work on the greut water power pro ject of tho Central Power company at Grand Island Is progressing. Tho compilation of figures as to tho actual work now done, required by the state board, shows that at the present tlmo almost $500,000 has already been ex pended. ' Masonic and Eastern Star officers nnd many past grand officers attend ed tho dedication of tho Masonic glr!i3' orphnnago at Fremont. Tho building is situated on a forty-acro tract north of Fremont, purchased for that purpo?o by tho lodge. The building is two stories high, and cost $12,000. Ladles of tho Etude club, of Kear noy, backed by the Commercial club, gave their first municipal concert of the season laat week. Municipal con certs will be given every other Sunday during the winter and should they provo to bo what the people want, they wlll'bo continued throughout the coming summer. Al Agers, a prominent farmer of Creston, has tho distinction or killing the largest timber wolf ever seen In that part of tho state. Tlui animal was killed on tho Miller ranch and had been terrorizing adjoining ranches' for n number of years, killing young cnlves and pigs, Tho wolf weighed sixty-eight pounds. Tho Holdrego Commercial club has adopted resolutions' opposing the pro posed tux on bunk checks. It Is sot forth that tho tax "would not only create an unmitigated nuisance, but also work an unnecessary hardship on tho depositors of our banks." The Ne braska congressional delegation In Washington, Is urged to work against the measure. A group of Lincoln business men havo bought tho Lincoln club of tho Western baseball league from Hugh Jones Tor $12,500. Georgo Stone, for merly a member of tho St. Louis Urowns, will likely becomo head of the now organization. William "Ducky Holmes, munagor ot tho Lincoln club flvo years ago, will again ussuino tho management, and will begin at onco to rebuild tho club. Plans for a $23,000 high school building at Guide Rock aro being drawn by Hastings architects. Tho structure will be two story and base ment of brick with stone trimmings. Douglns county voters are to have the opportunity to nuthorizo $2,000,000 in bonds tor good ronds next April, the county commissioners having agreed to submit the proposition. The board took unanimous action. Paving and grading tho highways leading Into tho city aro specified as tho uses to which tho money must be put if tho proposition carrion. A farmers institute will bo held at: Palmyra, January 28. V city charity board ban been or ganized nt Falrbury with ofllcors se lected from the leading clubs ?.nd so cieties. Citizens of Papllllon hro making' elaborate preparation of a farmers Inntltuto to bo held in that placo De cember 27 to .'11. The collapse of a staging upon which he was working caused the In stant death of George Solbert, seven.' miles north or Laurel. Every child In North Platte Is to receive a present ut the municipal Christmas tree, according to plans of tho club women of the city. Nebraska Master Builders associa tion will hold their annual conven tion in Omaha January 11 and 12. An elaborate program is being arranged, for the occasion. That construction of tho Omaha,. Lincoln & Beatrice lntcrurban lino be tween Omuliu nnd Lincoln will bo started In 101(7 and pushed to comple tion, Is the latest rumor affecting this road. The village hoard of Oconto adopted a resolution at a recent meeting en dorsing tho administration's "National preparedness" program. This is thc llrst vlllago in the state to take cucli action. Convicted on the charge of illegal eigaret sales, Theodore Masters, pool hall proprietor, of Hastings, was lined $50 nnd costs in Justlco Law ler's court. Complaint was filed by Chief Cresson. Articles of incorporation of lho- Farmers' Co-Opcratlvo Union .assooia tlon of Barneston havo been filed In Gage county. Tho company is cap italized for $20,000. The association operates a general grain and seed business. Business men are bound that Omaha shall havo a hay markeL This was voiced at tho Commercial club, when a resolution to Umt end was unani mously adopted. Tho club decided to put Its strength and influence- back of the project. Mrs. R. D. Rogers, living on a farm about flfteeli mile.1? northwest of Mc Cook, in Hitchcock county was burn ed to death In the Rogers sod houso recently. No other person wns on tho placo at the time. The origin of tho fire is unknown. Good road boosters of Buffalo coun ty havG started a movement to employ tho services of a road commissioner, whose duty It would be to Inspect all highways, bridges, etc., and who would dovoto ills entire time to constructing and repairing the samo. Fire destroyed the buildings and stock of the Mike Welch pool halt and tho Saunders and Mulhalr hard ware store, at Lynch causing a loss of nearly $0,000. The flro provided the llrst test of Lynch's new water system and residents aro very much gratified with the results. With his body dangling Just abovo the tracks, Arthur Baker, aged 30, Union Pacific brakeman, was dragged over u block nt Kearney, and that ho did not fall beneath the wheels of tho engine Is due to tho fact that ho be came caught as ho slipped from tho running board. Among the improvements now being- made in the business buildings of Mc Cook Ib tho new McCook National bank building. The front of tho build- Ing will bo Bedford stone tho firsC building, other than tho big federal building, in which Hint stone has been, used In McCook. By executive order of President Wil son Hastings will bo tho fifth city in tho United States to have an official federal census takon between tho dc cennlnl enumerations. Under tho di rection of the census bureau at Wash ington, enumerators began a canvass of tho city December 13. Hustings high school students havo organized the first radio club in that section and with tho co-operation of Professor Hanlon nnd tho school board will locate a central wireless station on the high school building, with receiving and transmitting appa ratus' at various neighborhood points. The municipal affulrs committee! of Florenco is planning steps to bring about the annexation of Florence to Omaha as soon as possible Tho question will probably 1 submitted to a voto at the next election In April and tho merger will be effected If a majority of the voto In each munici pality fnvors it. Tho Fnrmers' Equity Union at Its convention In Omuhu solected that city as possibly ono of the five cities In the United States where tho new national central selling agencies of tho association aro to he established. Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago woro mentioned as other probable locations. According to a bulletin Issued by tho United Stales department of com merce, Omaha does half of all lln laundry business In this state. Her nineteen establishments in 1014 repre sented 13.0 per cent of tho state's total power laundry Investment, paid out fil.O per cent of tho total paid for serv ices, employed 10.3 of total nnmbir of wage earners and received 17.8 of to tal received for work done. A company has been organized and plans aro being prepared for tho building of u $75,000 hotel in York early next spring. The now structure will be on the site now occupied by the Ii Urande hotel. . Children citizens are ilated over the estimates of Spcretary McAdoo for the appropriation!; of this session of congress, $00,000 toward tho new fed eral building In that eity. The full amount allowed at tho previous ses sion was $125. Tl'.is summer $1,000' was Brent In testing for foundation work.