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THE 8EMIAVEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
MINOR NOTES FROM ALL PARTSJtf NEBRASKA DATES FOR COMING EVENTS. Mny 8 Hlcnnlal Swwlmi A. O. 0. W. Grnnil Lodge nt Omnhn. Mny 8-0 Knights of Columbus Stnto Meeting ut Alliance. Mny 12 State High School Truck nnd Field Meet tit Lincoln. Mny 10-17-18 Aniunil Encampment Nebraska O. A. II., Ladles of the U. A. It., Women's Relief Corps; Span ish Wur Veterans mid Sons of Vet erans at Columbus. May 22-25 Nebraska Sportsmen's As sociation Annual Tournament Ht Fremont. May 2-1-25 Stnto Association of Com mercial Clubs' Mooting Ht Alliance. Juno 4 to 7 Nebraska State Dental Society Meeting at Omaba. June 5 to 7 Ncbrnska-Iowii Funeral DlroclorH Joint Meeting at Omaba. Juno C-C-7 State Association of Post masters' Mooting at Lincoln. Captain Ness of tbo steamboat "Sil lier" hns boon told by tbe Navigation league of Omaba that be must change the nnme of his barge from "Knlscr" to "President" before bo can obtain any more clearance pupors from the port of Omaha. A bnndngo circle lm Just boon or ganized nt Weeping Water under tbe Amorlcnn Hod Cross. Tbo work con templated by this organisation Is tbe making of bospltnl garments and sur glcnl supplies. . The members of the Grand Island Soldiers' Homo passed resolutions eliminating inoat from their jnonu In order to "do their bit" In conserving tho food supply of tho country. W, G. Huntington, a farmer living near Liberty, marketed four bogs nt tbnt placo for which he received $280.30. Tho porkers nvcrnged -170 pounds each. A car of Wisconsin pure-bred Hoi stein cattle arrived nt Geneva n fow nys ngo and was distributed through out Flllmoro county to farmers who had made the purchases. Thirty thousand dollars was added ,to the. $200,000 building and endow ment fund of tbo Hastings college tho other day. Tho donor's name was withhold. Coleridge, Cedar county, has con tributed twenty-eight men to tho United States army. Tho 1010 census gave the town n population of 535. Prlco of lnmbs Jumped to 510.50 per hundredweight on tho South Omaha market Inut week, tho highest In tho history of the innrkot. Mrs. John Elders, well known Scrlb nor woman, died nt her homo follow ing nn nttnek of blood poisoning, caused by n scratch of n pin. Becauso of tho partlnl folluro of winter wheat Lancaster county far mers nro contemplating planting an unusual largo acreage In corn. Over 2,000 volunteers hnd been ac cepted up to April 20 In tho Omaha district for sorvlco In various military brnnchos. Spalding Is to hnvo n factory to mnlco puncture- proof compound for nutomohllo tiros, according to an nn nnunccmcnt. Consolidation of Nehawka schools, operating under ono governing head Is being planned. Tbo Num of $35,000 Is nvnllablo for building purposes. Over 2,400 head of cnttlo worn sold nt miction nt tho Fremont stock yards Just recently In loss thnn two hours. Greeley Is planning on n strong In dependent hnseball team, nrganlza tlon of which Is now under way. Niobrara, with 8S0 people, has sent twonty-ono men to Omnhn to enroll In tho nnvy. Twenty woro accepted. People of Ouldo Hock nro urging tho Burlington railroad to build n new depot In tho town. , Work Is progressing on Grnnd Islnnd'a now ton-story hotel. Tho Qngo County Crop Improve mont nssoclatlon hns decided to con duct n lnbor hurenu this year to meet tho unusual demand for help from tho Gago county farmers. Farm demonstrator Hist will endnvor to en rol n large number of young men from tho schuolH of tho county. L. 11. Goodhntid of Ord was award ed tho contract for tho now govern ment building at Wahoo. Ills bid was $40,550 for sandstone. Mr. Goodlmnd built tho Wnhoo high school threw years ago. Tho building must bo completed for uso by April 18. 1018, Building Is Btllt nt fever heat In Goring. Aside from tbo twenty new residences tbnt nro to ho built by ono firm, a number of new homes and business additions nro arranged for. Tho brick work on tho new Gcrlug hotel and Stnto bank building hns been completed. Ed Kinsley, member of tho Hound Grovo district school, bonrd, Richard son county, resigned becnuso Pros! dent Wilson's picture was ordered re moved from tho wall of tho school by tho board. Broken How Is to stugo a colobrn tlon In tho nnturo of a pageant on May 12 In honor of tho fiftieth unni vcreary of Nebraska's statehood. Tho Custer county declamatory contest will be hold at the same time. Applications for lonns from tho Federal Land bank of Omnhn up to April 23 amounted to J8.175.82S, Elghty-flvo associations In Nebrnsli applied for $-1,1110,053. A sixty-foot flag pole with pcrmn nent cement foundation Is being erect ed In tho center of the business dis trict of Havennn In tho llrst of li relator weekly crop and soil reports Issued during h farming m-nson, tbo Burllnston's experts cstlmnbi winter wheat In east ern Nebraska nt CO per cent of a full crop; In tho central portion nt 30 per cent; In (ho southeastern portion at 10 nor cent, and In the southwestern district at 00 per cent. Extreme cold nnd hick of snow did the damage, al falfa lioltiv iilwn LTcfillv in lured. Soil Is In satisfactory condition all over Nebraska. Of the winter wheat acre skb sowed to other crops, about -15 per cent will bo seeded to oats, 15 nor cent to corn and 10 iter cent to spring wheat. This doubtless Includes considerable acreage, however, that may be used to grow potatoes, says tho report. ' Farmers and ranchmen of tho mid dle west are Invited to write A. F. Slryker, secretary of the South Omaba Live Stock Exchange, If In need of licit) to till their soil or as sist In raising stock. This service Is to be rendered free lttion orders of Ibo directors of tbe Stock Exchange, who have turned over tbe energy of tbe establishment In an etllelency campaign, Its nnturo being tho supply ing of men and acting ns n iniior bureau. This action was taken In view of the threatened food shortage. Everv nillrond In the state bus of fered tho land along Its rlgbt-of-wny for crop raising. Employes of tbe various lines aro given first choice of tho ground nnd what remains mny bo hnd by applying to the nearest agent. Tho Methodists of Crawford have decided to build n new church, which will cost about $18,000. Thlrlv-flve head of cattle shinned to tho South Omaha market last week by E. E, Adams of Pleasanton, sold for $12.85 per hundred pounds. Mr. Adams bought tbo cattle at South Oinabn. Sentember 20 at $5.00 per hundred. At that time they averaged 882 pounds per head, when sold tliey averaged 1,38-1 pounds. Chester Kelloire. 11. oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kellogg, who re sides near Ashland, was driving n four-horso team In front of n discing machine when the animals became unmanncoablo nnd ran. throwing him henonth. mangling his lower limbs, face, eye and back. Ho died from ins Injuries. Sir hundred employees of tho Hell Telephone company In the district of which Omaha Is headquarters, hnvo volunteered for two signal companies tlm comnnnv Is organizing. They will bo given full pay by tho company, less what they receive from the govern ment. Officials of tho South Omaha Live Stock Erchnnire have received assur ance from Secretnry Houston of tho Depnrtment of Agriculture, that tno irnveriiinent hns no Intention to estab lish a fixed price for food products. Ho declares thnt regulation win ne confined to controlling speculation. Tho Bethel Hrothren church nt Cnr- llsle, Flllmoro county, passed resolu tions nledtliiL' tho agricultural sup port of the community to tho nation nnd begging that tho president oiimi nntn unnecessary middlemen nnd tbnt congress suppress tho manufacture of alcoholic liquors. Tbo celebration of Arbor day and tho somt-contennlal nt Nebraska City woro tbo biggest ovents over hold In tho city. One of tho special features was a nurndo which contained sev eral of tho hlstorlal floats used In tho Ak-Sar-Ben nt Omaha last fall. There Is hardly a vacant lot In Fremont today that Is not being used for enrden mimeses. The potato crop In Fremont will bo tho biggest over known If tbo senson Is nt all favor- ublc. Fnlrhurv's new Masonic temple, which cost In tho neighborhood of ;20,000 wns dedicated just recently. All civic bodies in Hastings hnvo united In a movement to lncreaso food production. An automobile conveying Mr. nnd Mrs. Nelson nnd their children of Fro mont turned over In a ditch ten miles north of town resulting In tho dcuth of Mrs. Nelson and a baby daughter, Thev wero caught undor tho cnr. Other children In tho car woro slight ly hurt but Mr. Nelson escaped. Thcro wero four children nnd tho parents in tho cnr. OwlnL' to tho nrosent national emergency, It was announced that tlm annual rural life conference, set for uno ! to 14, nt Lincoln, would bo postponed. Search for sucar stored In Omaha for speculative purposes revealed thnt there woro largo prlvato stocus wmen would hrlnir tho total holding to 15,- 000,000 pounds. Omnhn grocers says thnt wholesale houses will not sou moro thnn ono to three sacks nt a tlmo to tho stores. Fnrmers from tho vicinity of Mill Ion met the business men of tho town the other dny with plows and scrapers nnd together they mado a decided mi provement In roads leading Into Mul len. ltleh schools of McCook. GolllCIl burg, Loup City, Sutton, Harvard, Clnv Center. Grnnd Islnnd. Central City nnd Fnlrhury have entered tho Interschnlnstle track tournament to bo bold nt Hastings May 5. A box containing fifty pounds of dynamite was found nenr tho Union Pacific round house and shops nt Sid ney several days ngo. Tho exploslvo was turned over to tne sncrirc una de stroyed. Tho Commercial club of Omnhn un animously endorsed President Wil son's selective draft bill. ILSL MHY TO FHJWGE MARSHAL JOFFRE SUGGESTS THAT EXPEDITION OF 200,000 TROOPS BE SENT AUG. 1. 0 BE SUPPLEMENTED LATER Complete Agreement Is Regarded as Near French General Sketches Marne the Battle for the Students of the War College. Washington, April 30. Important ml far-reaching plans for American inrllclpatlon in military operations In "ranee, wero discussed at n long con ference between Field Marshal Joffro ud United States army ofllclals. A tentative plan, subject to approval by President Wilson, Is understood to utve been outlined to Joffro. Under t an army of approximately 200,000 well-drilled Americans can be sent to Franco its early as rfext August. I'bls plan was worked out by the war college before the arrival of the '"reach and British missions. In Its main details, It agrees with the views of Marshal Joffro. The only point of difference Is the time when n American force should bo sent abrond. The French Idea Is that Amorlcnn forces should bo sent at Once. Tbo number Is not regnrded n material fac tor under existing circumstances. The rench theory Is tbnt sending small units us soon ns possible, would hnvo nn lmportnnt moral effect upon the al lies and tbo enemy. Larger units would follow ns soon as American armies have been raised on a European war basis. Tho friendly exchange of views de veloped that most of tho war college are opposed to sending any forces to Surope except such ns would be of mmedinte fighting value. From this view was evolved the out line of the plan under which It would bo possible by August, If tbo president deemed It desirable, to dispatch n force of 200,000 men. Prior to tho conference General Joffro addressed at length the students of tbe war college, composed entirely of army olllcers of tbo line, on tbo problems of the war. Among other things he sketched pithily the battle of tbe Mnme, the high water mark of tho German ad vance on Paris. No one was admitted but army olllcers. NO HOPE FOR 120 MINERS Workers Entombed In Shaft at Trlnl- dad, Colo., After Gas Ex plosion. Trinidad, Colo., Aurll 30. There Is no escape for tbe 120 or more men caught behind tho firo In the Hastings mlno of the Victor-American Fuel com pany, near Ludlow, and It Is feared that all huvo perished. Five, bodies wero recovered. Hoscuo crews reported on Friday night they cannot reach the entombed men because of tho wreckage, the ex plosion having torn ceilings and walls of tho main slope. Superintendent Cameron said he hnd little hope of saving any of tho men who were In tbo mlno when tbo explo sion occurred. Tho exact number of men caught In the mine still Is undetermined. Tho company has compiled a list of 83 names of men known to be In tbe mine, but It Is asserted that the list Is not com plete. GET HALF BILLION A MONTH Practically Every Cent of Loan to Al lies to Be Spent In United States. Washington. April 28. Preliminary reports to the treasury department.. upon which Secretary . McAdoo will baso bis recommendations to tbe presi dent ns to tbo size of the first bond Is sue under tho $7,000,000,000 war finance law, Indicate that tbo United States will bo called upon to tlnnnco tho nlllos to the extent of at lenst $400,000,000 and possibly $500,000,000 a month. The tentative program also calls for the expenditure of virtually every dollar of tbe borrowed money In this country for foodstuffs, munitions, coal, clothing, railway equipment and other supplies. WARRANT GIVES FIRST MONEY AID IN THE WAR Washington, April 20. Secre tary McAdoo handed the Hrlt lsh ambassador a treasury war rant for $200,000,000, the llrst, lonn made to any entente gov ernment by the United States under tho $7,000,000,000 wnr tlntince measure. Turk Envoy Wants to Stay. Washington. April 30. Abdul link Hussuln Hey, churge of tho Turkish embassy bus nppealed to the state department not lo compel him to leave the country, giving us his resan the health of his wife. Blast In British Plant London, April 30. A small explo sion occurred In a North of England munition factory, It Is olllclally an nounced, on Friday afternoon. Otic person was killed and four persons were Injured. THE VOLUNTEER FARMER U. S. SHIP SINKS DIVER AMERICAN GUN CREW HITS U- BOAT AT 1,000 YARDS. Captain of Mongolia Tells of the De- on ui.iiuri ui enemy viiiu Off England. London, April 27. Captain Hlco of the American steamship Mongolia, which has arrived at u Hrltlsh port, said that the Mongolia had lircd the llrst shot of the war for tbe United States and sunk a German sub marine. Tho submarine, Captain Hlco said, was about to attack the great liner In Hrltlsh waters on April 10. He de clared there was no doubt that the U-boat was hit and that there was every reason to believe It was de stroyed. The naval gunners on board made a clean bit at 1,000 yards. The periscope was seen to bo shattered. "There was n haze over the sen at the time," said Captain Hlce. "We had Just taken a sounding, for we were getting near shallow water, and we were looking at tbo lead when the llrst mate cried : 'There's a submarine off tbe port bow.' "The submarine was close to us, too close, In fact, for her purposes, and sho wns submerged again In order to maneuver Into a better position for tor pedoing us when we sighted her. We saw the periscope go down and the swirl of the water. I quickly ordered n man nt the wheel to pull It to star board, nnd we swung the nose of the ship toward the spot where tbe sub marine had been seen. Wo were go ing at full speed ahead, and two min utes nfter we llrst sighted the U-bont It emerged nguln about 1,000 yards olT. Its Intention probnbly bad been to catch us broadside on, but when It appeared we had the stem gun trained full on It. "The lieutenant gave the command npd the big gun boomed. We saw tbe periscope shattered and the shell and tho subninriuo disappeared. "I can't speak too highly of the cool manner In which tbe lleutennnt han dled his crew or tbo elllclency of American naval men." RUSS PEASANTS SEIZE LANDS Owners Driven Off as Soldiers Spread Spirit of Revolution In Country. Petrogrnd. April 20. Tbe revolu tlonary spirit Is manifesting Itself In tbo rural districts of Hussla, bringing tbo long-standing agrarian troubles to a head. Soldiers visiting their rural homes, with or without leave, spread tho news of the revolution and lead the peasants against the Innd owners. This Is chiefly the case In the Saratov government, where the people nro often Inclined to he turbulent. Tbo peasants here, after passing resolu Hons of confiscation, have proceeded to take possession of the hinds and drive tho owners away. PLAN AMERICAN WAR LEGION Colonel Bullock Would Put Veterans Now In Action In France Under Old Glory.- London, April 20. America may not hnvo to await tbe raising nnd training of nn expeditionary nnny In the Unit ed States to put tbe Stnrs nnd Stripes In action on the battlefields of France, Colonel Uullock of tbe Canadian army, a Chicago clergyman nnd later lecturer before the New York school bonrd, wns working todny, with the aid of Influential Americans, on a scheme to transfer all Americans now lighting with tbe allied armies Into ono American -fighting unit. Zeppelin Wrecked In Gale. London.. April 28. A Gorman Zen pelln of the lntest type turned turtle In a heavy gale while on a trial trip and wns completely destroyed, nccord lug to nn Amsterdnm dispatch. Every member perished. , "T. R." to the Front Soon? Lexington, Ky., April 28. Col Theodore Hoosevelt called an old friend of his here on the long-dlstnucc telephone on Thursday and told him to be In readiness for Immediate service In Europe. i ' FRENCH ENVOYS ARRIVE PARTY CONVOYED TO UNITED STATES BY WARSHIPS. Commission Includes General Joffre and Former Premier Vlvlanl No Submarines Were Sighted. Washington, April 20. The French commission has safely landed In tbo United States. The commission arrived In Washing ton on Wednesday on board the presi dential yacht Mayflower from Hamp ton Honds. This otllclal statement was made by the government : 'The department of state Is advised of the safe arrival of the French com mission." Later the state department issued this further statement: 'The commission, which Includes Marshal Joffro and former Premier Vlvlanl, arrived early Tuesday morning on board a speedy steamship of the French line, which was convoyed across tho Atlantic. Tho vessels were met off tho coast by American torpedo-boat destroyers nnd escorted to n port. The French mission wns welcomed by the following: For tho department of state: Third Assistant Secretary Brcckcnrldge Long. For tbe wnr department: MaJ. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff; Lieut. Col. Spencer Cosby, MaJ. Fox Connor, dipt. Philip Sheridan. For the navy department: Assistant Secretary Franklin D. Hoosevelt nnd Kcnr Admiral Harry McL. P. lluse. Tho mission was also met by tho French ambassador, tho French mili tary attache, Colonel Vlgnnl, and tho French naval attache, Commander do Itlnuprc. . KAISER'S ARRAS LINE PIERCED Positions Between Roeux and Ga- vrelle Are Captured Trenches on Heights Are Taken. London. April 30. lmportnnt posi tions between Hoeux nnd Gavrclle nnd nenr tbe Arras-Cambrnl road have been captured by the Hrltlsh, tbe war of fice announced. Paris, April 30. The French have captured several trenches on the heights nround MoronvlIUers nnd nlso have gained ground In tbe region of Hurteblse and Corny, nccordlng to nn otllclal statement Issued by the war office. Tbo total number of cannon captured since April 10 Is placed nt 130. U-BOAT ESCAPED U. S. TARS Lieutenant Ware in Charge of Gun Crew of Liner Mongolia Says Periscope Was Shot Away. London, April 30. Lieut. Hruco R, Wore. U. S. N., commander of tbe Mongolia's gun crew, declared on FrI dny his belief that tbe ono shot his men tired April 10 ut n Germnn submn rlne did not sink the U-boat. "All we know Is that we fired at a hostile vessel with a periscope," he said. "1 do not know If we hit the vessel, but we knocked off the perl scope." REJECT ROOSEVELT'S PLAN House Votes Down Amendment to Con scription Bill Vote Stood 170 to 106. Washington, April 30. Hy a vote of 170 to 100, the houso on Friday re fused to amend the army bill so as to permit Colonel Hoosevelt to raise n volunteer force for service In France, Quake Kills Many In Italy. London. April 30. A violent earth quake In Tuscany nnd Umbrln Is re ported In n Rome dispatch to tbo Ex change Tolegraph company to have oc curred Thursday morning. Many per sons uru reported killed at Moutcrch! Start Drive on Riga Front. Petrogrnd, April 30. Active artillery lighting nlong the Hlgn front, partlcu larly In that sector where Russlu started her December offensive, was reported In the otllclal statement on Frlduy. IF, DIVERS TOLD BRITISH NAVAL COMMANDER GIVES SECRETS TO THE U. 8. GOVERNMENT. NO ATTACK ON AMERICA Admiral De Chair Does Not Believe German Submarines Will Attempt to Raid Coast Refuses to Give Num ber of German Submarines Sunk. Washington, April 28. Rear Admi ral Sir Dudley It. S. De Chair, the vet eran naval olilcer of Great Hrltuln's war commission to tbo United Stntes, gave a group of Washington newspa per correspondents a llrst-hnnd story of some of bis experiences during tbo two yeari bo commanded a patrol fleet chasing German submarines. Without minimizing tho gravity of the subma rine menace, bo confidently predicted that It would be overcome. Commenting on suggestions thnt Germany might undertake a submii rlno campaign on the American coast, tbe admiral said this would not bo molltable from the Germnn nolnt of view without extensive supply bases on this side of tho Atlnntlc. Tho admiral spoke of tho momornblo lessons the allies had learned In tho nir, and snld he nnd his colleagues lad come to plnce them at tho dis posal of tbe American govern ment. "I only wish." he snld. "that 1 could tell you the number of Germnn sub marines thnt we have sunk. Unfor tunately, however, that Is a nnvnl se cret ns nlso nre the menns of detec- on of submnrlnos nnd of combatting them, which It will be necossnrv to guard In closest secrecy until the end or tne wnr. lour nnvy hns been fur- ished with full detnlls. however, by the present mission. "Nobody knows exactly bow mnnv submnrlnos tho Germnns nre buildlnc. but we know they nre working nt feverish speed, nnd hnvo heard report that they aro turning out from two to three n week." JOFFRE WANTS U. S. TROOPS- Would Inspire Allies' Forces, the Mar shal Says Avoids Advising Step, But Cites Need. Washington, April 28. The question. of sending American troops to Franco this year was the principal mntter dis cussed nt n two-hour conference be tween Secretnry of Wnr linker nnd Marshal Joffro of the French commis sion this afternoon. Marshnl Joffre explained In detnfa the mllftary situation on the westera front nnd tho great need of additional troops, which has boon evidenced by tho emergency will by the British gov ernment for 500,000 more men. Thnt the United States can be of lnestlmnble service to tbe common. cause by sending troops to the firing line In France nt the enrllest posslblo moment Is the conviction of the hero of the bnttle of tbe Marne. BY THE THROAT London. April 30. Writing of the submnrlno menace, A. G. Gardiner In tbe Dally News snys : "Let us face tbe facts. What Is tbe dominating fact of the wnrtodny? It Is this: We have got Germany by the throat on land. Germany has got us by the throat at sen. "We are trying to force n military decision. Germnny alms at starving us before we can get that decision. Our hope is In the guns of Artols. Gerrannv's J hopes are In tbe torpedo of the 4 submarine. Tho whale Is fight ing on bind; the elephant Is lighting nt sea. Germany Is los ing commnnd of her element, and we are losing command of our element." OUST SENATOR IN WISCONSIN Raguse Made Offensive Remark Dur ing Debate Over Resolution to Print Wilson's Message. Mndlson. Wis., April 28. Senator Frank Haguse, Milwaukee Socialist, was expelled on Thursdny night from membership In the Wisconsin senntofor contempt, disorderly behavior and con duct unbecoming n senntor of Wiscon sin, In making a disloyal statement on the floor of tho senate In tbe courso of debnte over n resolution to print 50,000 copies of President Wilson's message. The vote on the expulsion wns 30 to 3, Senntors Raguse, Arnold and Zu mnch, all Socialists of Milwaukee, vot ing ngalnst the resolution. British Exceed Bread Limit London, April 30. Replying to n question In tbe bouse of commons Cnpt. Chnrles Hnthrust snld thnt tbo estlmnto showed tbnt the consumption of brend last week was six pounds per head, Instead of four pounds. To Command Fort Sheridan. Washington. April 30. It was an nounced hero on Friday that Col. Wil liam J. Nicholson, Eleventh cavalry, has been appointed to command the ofllcers' training enraps at Fort Sheridan.