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THE 6EM1-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
ON RECRUITING DUTY
NEBRASKA BOYS TO 8EARCH
STATE FOR SOLDIERS.
PROTEST THEIR ASSESSMENT
Item of Genera Interest Gathered
From Reliable Sources Around
the State House.
Western Newspaper Union News Hervlee.
Sixteen Nebraska Boldlor boyB now
on the border, havo boon detailed for
recruit duty In their homo stuto. Thoao
sixteen will lenvo for tho north within
a few days. Thoy will be stationed
over nil parts of Nebraska In tho hopo
of filling tho ranks of the two No
braska roglmonts to war strength. Fol
lowing Is a list of tho men:
Fourth, regiment: Lloutonant Oscar
L, Koatlng of Omaha and William
Norrls of Stanton; Sorgoant Guy F.
Rail, Osceola; Sorgoant Fred C. 81o,
York; CorporalB Alvnn Tremain,
Wayne, and .Toaoph Byorly, Onmha;
Privates Robort Modhon, Omaha, and
Roland S. Hill, Madison. Fifth regi
ment: Captain Robert McAllister,
Grand Inland; nontenant William
Hall. Omaha; Sorgcnntu Edwin P.
Clements, Ord nnd Emory H. Wolfe,
Auburn; Corporals Joseph McMInn,
Hastings, nnd Duller Miltonborgor,
No'rtU Platto; Privates Frederick
Stoffrogcn, Blue Hill, nnd Robert Clow,
Lincoln,
It Is reported that General Pnrkor,
at present In commnnd of tho entlro
Brownsville forces, will bo transferred
to Llano Grnndo to toko charge Offi
cials of tho medical corps of tho Ne
braska regiments deny rumors of a
threatened typhoid epidemic. It is de
clared that no evidence of tho dlscnso
has showed up in either of tho Ne
braska camps,
Protest Their Assessment.
Tlw state board of assessment spont
several .hours listening to an explana
tion from flvo counties whoso land
valuations for assessment purposes
tho, board proposes to increase J. II.
Dean, county clerk, and Chairman
George Conroy of tho county board of
Buffalo county, object to nu lncroaso
of 5 uor cent. Sherman county,
which, objects to an lncroaso of 10
por cent, was represented by Dan Mc
Donald of Ldup City and J. H. Wolty,
both members of tho county board, and
by John Long, Dawson county had
Jlttlo complaint when it corrected its
returns. It returnod land nt an nvor
ag of $5.53 an acre, but this was cor
rected to road. $G.18. Tho stato board
proposed to Incroarfb tho first returns
to $5,58 an acre. It probably will
ruako no chango in tho corroct'od fig
ures, Gosper county objocts to nn in
crenso of C por cent.
Brigaded with North Dakota
Tho two Nebraska roglmonts havo
boon brigaded with tho North Dakota
regiments, as predicted, and Colonel
Blocksom, of tho Third U. S. cavalry,
1b octlng brlgadlor general. Lieuten
ant Jpo Lowls of tho regular army,
assigned to tho Fourth roglmcnt as
military instructor, is acting oh udju
tool to Colonol Blocksom, Tho selec
tion of Colonol Blocksom as acting
commander over tho two Nebraska
regiments was gratifying to tho of
ficers and men. of those two organiza
tions. On moro than ono occasion
Colonel Blocksom has shown his
friendship and admiration for tho No
branka boys.
Officers Ordered to Fort Crook.
Lieut. R. P. Palmor of tho United
States infantry, who has boon asslm.
Ing at Nebraska national guard head
quarters since tho moblllzaton of tho
state troops began, Is in receipt of or
ders from central army headquarters
at Chicago to establish an army ro-
crultlng depot at Fort Crook, near
Omnhn. Cnpt. T. W. Jay cox of tho
national guard quartermaster corps
will accompany him. Recruits sccurod
In Nobraska and South Dakota will
bo sont thoro for trnlulng before thoy
Co south to join tho troops on tho
border.
Complete Field Hospital.
Comploto equipment for tho field
hospital at Camp Llano linB boon ro-
coJvotl. This consists of medicines
bandages and tontage. Requisitions
havo boon mndo for twenty-night
mules and fifteen riding homos and
ns soon ns thoso como tho dotnehmnnt
wilt bo ready to go Into tho flold.
"It is a distinct rogrot to mo that
after my olghtoon years In tho No
braska National guards that now,
when thoro Is a ehnnco for doing
something again, I am loft behind,"
wioto B. II. Phelps, former adjutant
general of Nebraska, In a commnnlca
tlcn rocolvod by Major John F. 8peal
man of th flold hospital, Fifth No-
broska rcglmcrt. Mr. Phelps Is now
in Loh Angeles, Cal. Mr. Pholps
worn a tho boyB to bo careful of what
thoy cat and drink nnd gives them
porno "pointers" on warding off chigoes
(jlggors).
Nebraska fruit jobbers hnvo pro
tested to tho Nobraska railway com
mission against tho rates uuthorlicd
by tho commission for rofrlgoratlng
carload lots of barrios and vegetables,
which until tho order wont Into effect
was dono by tho shippers themsolvcs.
The commission hna refused to sus
pend the ratos but has pot tho hear
ing for August 14. Thu rates nro tho
on me us those on interstate Ira file,
$SS a car for icing fruit or vegetables
for 250 mllos or less, and $5 moro for
tho distance over 250 miles, with a
$40 rato for melons. j
CL08E GUARD ARM0RIE8
Result of Calling 8tato Troops Into
the Federal Service.
Ten national guard armories In Ne
braska havo been surrendered to tho
owners nnd paymont of rentals for tho
use of them has boon stopped, as a ro
suit of tho calling of the stnto troops
into tho federal service. Tho remain
ing nrmorlos aro to be given up at
onco as soon as tho property remaining
In thorn can be moved out. This work
Id bolng looked nftor by Copt. C. C. Tot
on of the national guard quartormaster
corps and Sergeant R. 8. Uhl of tho
Lincoln arsenal.
During tho past two weeks, thoso
two officers havo visited Omaha, Ne
braska City, Auburn, Beatrice, Wy
moro, Blue Hill, Friend, Hastings,
Kearney and Gothenburg. Tho armor
ies at all thoso places have boon va
cated and expense of rental stopped,
In somo cases on July , J and In other
casos August 1.
All oqulpmont belonging to tho war
department has bean shipped buck to
Llnooln to be stored In tho arsenal,
whllo tho lockerH and company furni
ture havo been placod In storage at
tho homo stations, In quarters rented
for that purpose.
Plan to Equalise Farm Valuations.
Tho stato board of equalization has
determined tho basis for farm land
valuations, and has a list of counties,
tho olllcluls of which will bo sum
moned to appear to show causa why
certain lucroneos should not bo made,
Tho original plan of increasing tho
assessor's valuations a total of
$7,000,000 in farm lands $35,000 ac
tual valuo, has been given up by the
board. This last action comos as a
result of tho showing of n general ln
croaso in farm lands of about $11,000,
000, or an nctual increased valuation
of flvo times that.
It Is tho plan now to equallzo with
small general Increase with many
countlos to be reduced nnd many in
creased a small percentage, in mdat
instances about 5 per cent. In this
manner tho board feels that it can
striko a general average of Increase
over the stato which Is oquttablo to
all.
Had Long Dlstnnco Telephone Talk.
Colonol Horhert J. Paul of tho Fifth
Nobraska infantry at Camp Llano,
has reported by lolcphono to Governor
John II. Morchead, commandor-ln-
chief of tho. Nebraska trgops, that the
health of tho gunrdsmcn In camp at
Llano Qramlo, Tox., was oxcollont and
that everything was in good shupo.
Althouph tho roport is not a dully
niattur, Governor Morehond was desir
ous of knowing the oxnet condition ot
affairs and Colonel Paul was anxious
to reassure him that tho food, equip
ment and sanitary conditions of tho
Nobraska contingent of bordor patrolB
need occasion Nobraska fathers and
mothers "no worry.
Many Autos in Nebraska.
Thoro nro now tn Nebraska 8C.C90
nutomobllos and ,509 motbrcyclos.
During tho month of July Nobras-
kans bought 5,841 now autos and 2G0
new motorcycles. This to according to
tho automobile plates issued from tho
olllco of Secretary of Stato Pool.
Tho oxponao of taking caro of tho
nutomobllo dopartment during July
wub $074.03, Mr. Pool says.
Tho oHlco of Secretary of Stato Pool
mado a not profit to the stato during
July of $40,400.69, says, tho monthly
Btntomont just Issued.
Tho total collections woro $50,117.52.
which was $3,121.12 moro than was
collected during tho snmo month In
1914. Tho total expenses of operat
ing tho gouoral department was
$010.83.
Letters Aro More Optimistic.
Rocont letters recolvod from No.
bruBka guardsmen at tho bordor now
uonr an optlmlstlo tone. Whllo at first
thoro woro numoroiiB complaints ro
gnrdlng tho heat and tho accommoda
tions furnlshod by tho government,
many of tho soldiers nro now writing
nomo to mo onoct tnnt tho stories
havo boon oxacKoratod and that thov
aro enlovhiK nearlv "all tho comforts
of homo." Either thoy nro growing
more accustomed or moro resigned to
uioir surroundings.
A turnovor of $2,100 has boon mado
to tho Btnto treasury by Hotel Com
missioner Phil Acknrmnn. hnlnir Mm
prococds of collections made by 'his
department during tho month of July.
Hotels, roBtnurantB, rooming nnd lodg
ing houses nro now nnvlnc their nn.
nuai roo of $1, oaoh, as roqulrnd by
tun stato law.
Expects Price to Fall.
Tho prlco of gasoltno Is duo to, drop
at loaBt 2 cento por gallon within tho
noxt ton days, according to tho way
Food Commissioner Hnrmnn hna It
figured out. Tho Htundnrd retail prlc
In Lincoln for several months has beet
20 conts por gallon. Tho food com
mlsalonor bollovcs that his present,
crusadn will result In a bettor grndo
of oil bolng Bold in this stato, whllo
market conditions will force tho prlco
down, and thus consumers will benefit
at both ends.
Colonol B. D. Hay ward Dead.
Colonel B. D. Hnyward, founder ot
tho Nobraska military academy, at
Lincoln, Bucoumbcd to a week's til
noaa at a local hospital Monday. Ho
was taken HI whllo returning Irom, nn
ORstorn trip mid last "Wednesday night
was tuken to tho hospital. An opera
tlon was purformed In tho hope ot
lui7lng Ib Hfo. Colonel Hnyward wns
superintendent of tho state Industrial
school nt Koruoy. Eight years ago ho
founded tho military academy In Lui
coin.
VIENNA
UBS
RUS8IAN8 CAPTURE 8TANISLAU
TOWN 18 IMPORTANT RAIL
WAY CENTER.
SLAVS TAKE 14,268 TEUTONS
Austro-Hungarlan Base In Gallcla
Taken After Defenses Are Swept
Away Petrograd Reports Other
Gains Russ Defeated by Turks.
Petrograd, Aug. 14. StnnlBlnu, thu J
AUHtro-Hungarlnu base tn Uullcln, wuh
captured by tho Russians Thursday, it
was officially announced by thu war of
fice ' The inuln defenses of tho city hud
been under heavy bombardment by tho
Russians, hut despite strong Teutonic.
rcHlHtnucc the Russians swept on nnd
took tho town.
Two hundred and sixty-eight Aus-tro-Germun
officers nnd 13,000 un
wounded men were captured by thu
Hussions In battlo on the Sereth river
(Gallcla) , between August -I and Au
gust 10, .tho war olllco announced. In
addition 1.000 wounded Austro-Gormnn
prisoners were taken.
Tho ofllclnl statement snys:
"As a result of our success on 'tho
Sereth the enemy evneunted tho forti
fied positions of Gladku and Voro
blcvsk. "Wo repulsed tho offonslvo north
pf Monnstcrzyskn. After assaulting
and capturing the position wo reached
tho middle Koroplec nnd driving out
tho enemy from his fortified works,
definitely occupied Monnstcrzyskn.
"Our mounted machine gun detach
ment repaired the brigade nt Monns
terzyska and pursued tho retreating
third German reserve regiment; which,
resisting, was annihilated.
"At the confluence of the Zlota Llpa
and the Dniester our cavalry occupied
tho villages of Usclezlclono and Mia
dlgorlo. "General Lotchlsky's troops, contln-
Lulng their stubborn fight In tho region
of Stanlslnu, captured the town and
pursued the enemy In tho direction of
llnllecz. Explosions were heard prior
to tho town's evacuation.
"Tho enemy evacuated tho left bank
of tho Zlotn Bystritzn. Wo crossed
tho river nnd poured rifle and machine
gun fire Into tho rctrcntlng enemy.
"In tho Caucasus, owing to Turkish
pressure, wo withdrew from Uumn-
unn."
Vienna, via London, Aug. 14. "We
hnvo evacuated Stanlslnu without
fighting," says tho ofllclnl statement
issued on Friday from general head
quarters. The statement also admits
.tho withdrawal of Austrian troops to,
'new positions tn Stnolslau and Mon
nstcrzyskn regions.
APPOINTS MEXICAN ARBITERS
Secretary Lane and Justice Brandels
Named by the President Pro
1 cedure la Agreed Upon.
Washington, Aug. 11. Formnl an
nouncement was mado on Wednesday
by Acting Sccretnry Polk of tho ac
ceptance ot General Carrnnza's pro
posal for a Joint International com'
mission to ,scck tn solution of border
disputes and to discuss othor matters
which mny help clarify relations be
tween tho, United States nnd Mexico
Only the tlmo and place for tho con
ference remain to bo decided.
Sccretury Lnno of tho Interior de
partment will head tho American com
mission, sunnortcd by Justice Louis
D. Brnndols of the Supremo court nnd
n third commissioner whose namo will
be announced later.
Tho Mexican commissioners wero
named several days ago.
Tho first subject will bo withdrawal
if American troops from Mexico, to bo
followed by negotiation on a protocol
covering future military operations
along tho bordor.
It is regarded ns probable tltnt tho
meetings will bo held nt somo resort
on tho New Jersey const
DEMAND EMBARGO ON WHEAT
Master Bakers of U. 8. Issue Appeal
as Grain and Flour
Advance.
Salt Lnko City. Utah. Auc. 12.
Tho National Association of Master
Bakers at Its session on Thursday
adopted a resolution asking that nn
embargo bo placed on tho present
.wheat crop to provent any further ad
vnuco In tho market nrlce of wheat
Tho resolution was sent to President
Wilson nnd to congress.
Tho association elected F. S. Mc
Donald of Memphis, president; Paul
J. Stern of Milwaukee, v co-nresldent
Fred S. Freund, St. Louis, trcuBiirer,
nnd E. J. Arnold of Providence, It. I.,
nnd E. B. Strain. Bnttlo Creek. Mich.,
members of tho executive committee
Tho noxt convention will bo In Chi
cngo.
Russ Flee From Town.
Petrograd. Ang. 14. Following tho
evacuation of Mush and Bltles, Turk
Ish Armenia, Russian troops, under
Turkish pressure, hnvo withdrawn
from Ilnmnilnn, Persia, says nn ofllclnl
stntcment.
Forty Perish In Greek 8hlp.
Athens, Aug. 14. Tho Greek Btenm
cr ElethcNn, with 1,200 passengers
nnd a enrgo of oil owned by Amerl
cntis, cnught fire In tho Acgenn sen.
Forty were killed. Most of th nn..
sengers were troops.
PREPARING FOR
AVERT RAIL STRIKE
EMPLOYEE8 AND MANAGERS MAY
ACCEPT MEDIATION.
Conferences Start at Once Workers'
Leaders Declare That Move Does
Not Mean Arbitration.
Now York, Aug. 11. Acceptnnco by
tho railroad brotherhoods on Wednes
day of tho proposal for mediation by
tho federal bonr dof mediation nnd
conciliation averted a striko of 400,000
railway employees.
Afrter -first refusing to listen to tho
offer to nccept mediation made by tho
rnllroad presidents, tho employees'
lenders reconsidered,, and announced
that they, too, would consent to me
diation, but not to arbitration.
Announcement of the acceptance of
tho offer was made by A. B. Garret
son, bend of the conductors' brother
hood, after It had been delivered by
G. W. Hanger, a member of tho board,
following nn appeal to that body to In
tervene, mndo by tho rnllroad man
agers. Mr. Garretson snld ho had In
formed tho board that the offer was
accepted on condition that "Its good
offices nro promptly exercised."
Tho federal board, which Is com
posed of Mr. Hanger, Martin A. Knnpp
and Judge W. L. Chambers, was pro
purcd to begin conferences with tho
respective sides to tho controversy at
once.
Tho procedure of tho federal board
Is to meet each side separately, leara
Its attitude and attempt to obtain con
cessions from ench as a basis on which
a settlement can be renched when they
nro again brought together.
Tho stop followed rejection by tho
mnnngers of tho demands mado by
tho men.
150 DROWNED IN FLOOD
Two Passenger Trains, One a Sunday
School Excursion, Missing In
West Virginia.
Huntington, W. Vn., Aug. 11. Go"-
crnor Hatfield, who arrived hero on
Wednesday to attend tho stnto Repub
lican convention, ordered special re
llof trains to tho Coal river and Cabin
creek districts, whore, according to re
ports, moro than 150 havo been
drowned und 5,000 made homeless. So
serious Is tho situation that Governor
Hatfield left tho city to go to tho sccno
of tho devastation.
Tho governor was Informed that nt
Cabin creek the loss of llfo would ex
ceed 100 nnd thnt moro than 5,000
there nro homeless. Lnter reports esti
mated tho diunngo at $1,000,000.
Tho cloudburst occurred nt tho head
waters of Pnlnt nnd Oabtn creeks and
Conl river, nnd tho torrent which
surged down Conl river swept its banks
almost clean of villages, whllo the
Konnwhn river rose several feet
Near St. Albans aro marooned two
pnsscnger trains, ono of which Is a
Sunday school excursion train.
WILSON TO CROSS CONTINENT
President Decides to Make Speaking
Trip Across tho County Com
pletes Speech of Acceptance.
Washington, Aug. 14. President
Wilson practically has decided to
inako n speaking trip across the con
tinent. No details of tho tour havo
been arranged, but It la understood
thnt his Itinerary will bo worked out
within tho next few weeks. Tho presl
dent will go to tho Pacific const
Senator Phclan Invited tho president
to speak in California some tlmo dur
ing tho campaign.
Tbo president has completed his
speech of acceptance, which Is 4,000
words In length.
Tho speech of acceptnnco will bo de
livered nt Shadow Lawn, N. J., Imme
diately lifter tho adjournment of con
grcss, which the president expects to
tako place about September L
New Giant Warships.
Washington, Aug. 12. Tho giant
Zeppelin transcontinental air liners
promised by Germany to help her mer
chant submarines defeat tho purposes
of tho British blockado aro nearing
completion near Lnko Constance.
Gives U. 8. Fryatt Protest
London, Aug. 12. Tho foreign ofllco
requested Ambassador Gerard to con
voy to tho German government tho
British government's desire to enter n
most formal protest ngahnut the exe
cution of Captain Fryntt.
THE FUTURE
G0RITZ IS CAPTURED
ITALIAN ARMY TAKES AUSTRIA
HUNGARIAN STRONGHOLD.
Road to Trieste Is Opened and Naval
Base to Pola Menaced Latins
Advance at San Bartlno.
Home, Aug. 11. Tho Italians hnvo
captured Gorltz. Official announce
ment of this victory, the greatest won
by tho Italians ulnce tho wnr ngnlnst
Austria-Hungary wns begun, wns an
nounced by tho war office on Wednes
day. The Italians captured 20,000 pris
oners. Tho fall of Gorltz, which was tho
keystono of tho Austro-Hungarlnn
frout along tho Isonzo river, means tho
opening of the road to Trlesto for Lieu
tenant General Cnrdorna's victorious
Italian army.
Not only will the defenso of tbo
great Austrian seaport be practically
Impossible, hereafter, according to
mllltnry experts, but the naval strong
hold of Pola will bo menaced.
Tho capture of the fortress Is tho
most severo blow the Austrlons have
sustained from tho Italians since tho
two countries went to war.
CHILD LABOR BILL PASSED
Measure Approved by Senate Even
Prohibits Shipment of Chil
dren's Products.
Wnshlnctnn. Anr 10 H'lic .ihlll In.
- . v . . . . . . . .
bor bill was passed In tho senate' on
Tuesdny, 32 to 12. Prior to this every
nmenument wns voted down.
Two Republicans nnd ten Democrats
voted against the administration bill.
Tho bill prohibits the sh nmnnt In
Interstate and foreign commerce of tho
product of the proscribed child labor.
Children under sixteen are prohibited
from working In quarries nnd mines.
Children under fourteen are not per
mitted to work In tanneries, factories
or mills of nny kind. Children between
fourteen nnd sixteen mny work only
eight hours n day, and only six days
a week.
CONFESSES TO SAVE ANOTHER
Stellow Near to Death for Murder
Man Admits Committing Two
Years Ago.
Buffalo, N. 1".. auk. 12. Sheriff
Nichols of Cntaraugas county an
nounced at Little Valley that a pris
oner, Earl King, had confessed to tho
murder of Chnrles Phelps, nnd his
housekeeper, Mary Wolcott, at West
Shelby on March 22, 1915, for which
Charles Stellow is under sentence of
doath. Stellow recently was renrleved
on tho day set for his execution after
efforts wero mado in his behalf by ad
vocates of tho abolition of tho death
penalty.
King, who Is fifty yoars old, Is un
der arrest for alleged complicity In
a hold-up two years ago.
TELEGRAPHIC
NOTES
Paris, Aug. 12. The French hnvo
captured German trenehes near Mau
repas and a fortified quarry south of
Hem wood, tho war office announced.
Ten muchlno guns and ISO prisoners
wero taken.
Washington. Aug. 12. The Demo
cratic members of tho senate flnnnco
committee voted to recommend amend
ment of tho emergency revenuo bill
to provldo a 10 per cent tax on profits
ot all wur munitions.
Washington, Aug. Hi. Turkey has
refused to grant tho request of tho
United States that a neutral commit
too bo permitted to undertake relief
work In Syria, where thousands of na
tive Christians aro reported to bo
starving.
Shoot Eight Mexican Bandits.
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 14. Threo ban
dits havo been put to denth at Clilhun
hua City. They are believed to bo
members of tho band which clashed
with United States troops near Fort
Hancock last week.
Bavarian Loss Heavy.
Geneva, Aug. 14. A dispatch from
Munich snys that tho Bavarian losses
on tho Sommo front during July were
115,000 men, of whom 14,500 wero
killed, 57.000 were wounded, Including
two generals, nnd 4,000 nro missing.
R E A T Y WITH DANES
DENMARK TO CONVEY HER WE8T
INDIE8 TO UNITED
STATES. .
WILL MAINTAIN CONCESSIONS
America to Relinquish All Objection
to Scandinavian Domination of
Greenland Can Extend Political
and Economic Interests.
Wnshlngtoni Aug. 12. President
Wilson has sent to tho senate for rati
fication tho treaty with Dontnnrk for
tho sale of the Danish West indies to
tho United States. Although tho
treaty has been carefully guarded from
publicity, the International Nows serv
ice correspondent is now ablo to fur
nish the full list of Its exacts terms.
The convention Is, preceded by a
declnrntlon by Secretnry Lunslng thnt
the government of tho United States
"will not object lo tho Danish govern
ment extending their political and eco
nomic Interests to tho whole of Green
land." This treaty consists of 12 articles,
ns compnred with seven In thnt of
1002. In many respects they aro simi
lar. Tho most Important changes aro
found In Article HI, In which aro
enumerated the grants and concessions
tho United Stntes will maintain In ac
cordance -with the terms of tho grants
when mado by the Danish government.
Article I describes tho territory
ceded as tho "Islands of Saint Thom
as, Saint John nnd Snlnt Croix, to
gether with the adjacent islands and
rocks," nnd Including "tho right of
property In all public, government or
crown lands, public buildings, wharves,
ports, harbors, fortlflcntlons, barracks,
public funds, rights, franchises nnd
privileges and all other public prop
erty of every kind or description now
belonging to Denmark, together with
all the appurtenances thereto." It In
cludes also all public archives.
In Artlclo II Denmark guarantees
that the cession Is freo and unincum
bered "by any reservations, privi
leges, franchises, grants or posses
sions held by any governments, cor
porations, syndicates or individuals
except as herein mentioned."
Artlclo ni contains many special
agreements. The urms and military
Btores of the Danish government nro
to remntn its property, to bo removed
as soon as practicable.
Tne United States agrees to main
tain certain grants, concessions nnd
licenses given by the Danish govern
ment In accordance with their terms.
Artlclo IV provides for the appoint
ment of proper ugents for tho pur
pose of formally delivering and ac
cepting tho territory ceded.
Those who remain In tho Islands
may preservo their-Danish citizenship
by making within one year from tho
date of exchange of ratifications a dec
laration of their decision to preservo
such citizenship. In default of such
declaration they shnll be held to havo
renounced It nnd ucceptcd citizenship
in tho United States.
DR. .JOHN B. MURPHY DIES
World-Famous Surgeon Succumbs at
Mackinac Island Heart Disease
Caused Death.
Chicago, Aug. 14. Dr. John B. Mur
phy of Chicago, world-famous sur
geon, died on Friday at Mackinac
Island, Mich. Heart disease wns tho
cause. Doctor Murphy had been ailing
since early in- April.
Doctor Murphy wob a native of Ap
pleton, Wis., nnd was born December
I, 1857. After receiving n primary
education at tho public schools ho
was graduated from the high school of
Appleton on Juno 20, 1870.
Ho began the study of medicine, un
der tho direction and tutclngo of Dr. J.
II. Rellly, a practicing surgeon of Ap
pleton. In 1882 he went abroad and until
1884 wns engaged In study In the hos
pitals of Vlenna,i Munich, Berlin, Hei
delberg and London.
ARMY BILL WINS IN SENATE
Conference Report Is Accepted With
out Debate by the Upper House
of Congress.
Washington, Aug. 10. Without de
bate tho sennte on Tuesday agreed to
tho conference report on tho army ap
propriation bill carrying ?207,507,000
for mnlntennuco of the reorganized
regular army and Nntlonal Guard.
The bill provides for organization of
a council for national defenso to co
ordinate transportation, Industrial nnd
agricultural facilities In time of stress
nnd for relief of dependent families
of soldiers In service on tho Mexican
border nnd appropriates a special sum
of moro than $13,000,000 for tho devel
opment of nviatlon In the nrniy.
American Shippers Protest
London, Aug. 14. American ship
pers to Holland nro bombnrdlng tho
British government with protests as
a result of detentions of cargoes con
signed to tho Netherlands overseas
trust.
Plunges to Death.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 14. George A.
Owen, Detroit's oldest nldcrmnn,
plunged eight stories to his denth
from the J. Henry Smith building In
the dontown district. It Is not known
whether ho fell or jumped.

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