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THE 8EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
LATEST FOOD ROLES Kaiser punishes labor leaders Score of Union Chiefs in Ger many Are Called for Mili tary Service. THE BOY IS GETTING TIRED WILSON WARNS OF DADDOTii mm CRISIS THIS YEAR SUMMARY OF NATIONAL PRO GRAM ISSUED BY WATTLES. STRIKE SPREADS TO MUNICH Commander of Brandenburg Province, Which Includes Berlin, Warns Population Against Disturb ances Clash With Police. I Zurich. Feb. 4. Twenty Itrlkc lend- Sera hnve been culled up for military service by Gcrniuu military lenders ns ;a further effort to break tho morale of tho protesting workers, according to German dispatches received here. ; London, Feb. 4. A three-days' strlko hns been declared In Munich, accord ilng to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. In Berlin, tho dispatch adds, tho lOrensteln & Koppel Locomotive works employees have joined the strike move ment. An Exchnngo Telegraph dispatch ifrom Copenhugen says the Berliner Tageblutt reports that Hie police seized Ithe trade union building lu Berlin and arrested Deputy Koerstcu and other Headers. Jibe commander In chief of Brandon burg province, which includes Berlin has Issued a warning to the population ingalnst disturbances, which, he an bounces, will be suppressed, accord lng to n seml-ofllcinl statement to Am sterdnm from Berlin. It is declared In tho statement that (there arc no Indications of an cxtcn Islon of the strike In Berlin and that joutslde tho capital there has been llt- tle spread of tho movement. ' All public meetings In Germany Jwero prohibited by order of the su perior command In an effort to sup press the general strike. There was a clnsh between strikers and the police In the northwestern part !of Berlin. One pollcemun was killed ;nnd another Injured seriously and a 'dozen strikers were Injured. WILSON FIGHTS WAR CABINET President Asks Democratic Senators to Rush Legislative Pro gram. Washington, Feb. 4. President Wil son personally appealed to leading iDemoerntlc senators to expedite the (administration's legislative program iHo Invited Senator Martin, tho Demo' crntlc leader, and Senators Thomas, Gxirry, Phelan, Shields, Underwood, James, Jones of New Mexico, King and Smith of South Cnrollnn to the White House on Friday and for nearly two hours discussed with them the neces sity for "speeding up." Tho president suggested Increasing tho presidential power over executive departments so that he could reorgim lzo any such department that might fall to measure up to tho war work. Tho president, It Is understood, not only said that any bill to curtail his control of tho war would be vetoed, but thnt his emphatic opinion was that congressional agitation for war changes Is an encouragement to Germany. PUT U. S. SOLDIERS IN CAGE Germans Confine Americans for Four Days Without Food or Water to Make Them Submissive. With the American Army In Franco, Feb. 4. Germany has adopted cruel and barbarous methods of treatment townrd American prisoner of wor In order to mnko them divulge military Information, according to what Is ap parently trustworthy Information reaching headquarters. An order to the Gcrmnn troops dl TDPts that all prisoners bo confined In nn Iron cage for four days without food or water to make them "suiimis ctvn" Tho canes, it was specified, should be so small that tho men would have to stand up all the time. Wilson in Letter to Farmers' confer says 1918 win in BENEFIT NEBRASKANS Decide War. UNABLE TO ATTEND MEETING All Citizens Are Urged to Comply Strictly to New Provisions Early Closing Endorsed. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND HELP WIN WAR You would give your life for your country. You would scorn an American whose patriotism ended with waving Hags, cheer ing the troops and standing up when the band plays. You want to servo your country. Arc you willing to do what your government nsks? Are you willing to follow directions? Are you so comfortably fixed that you can afford to eat what you please? Ah, but you can't afford to eat what your country needs. Follow directions. Are you saving now of your slender means all you possibly can? Still, ns far ns your cir cumstances permit, Follow di rections. llnve you servants who enn't bo mnde to understand? It is your chore to see that they do. Follow directions. Follow directions. Today the direction Is to save two slices of bread, an ounce, of meat, an ounce of sugar, a snitch of but ter. Tomorrow ns conditions change there will be new direc tions. Follow directions. Follow directions. If Germnny wins you will bo obeying orders given by some one you will not enre to obey. Your government asks you to prove that free peo ple can follow directions. Follow directions. If wo fall In this the war will drag on. As we succeed, wo shnll sooner hnve peace. Follow directions. U.S. TRANSPORTS SAFE RED CROSS REPORTS ORGANIZATION ACCOUNTS FOR MONEY ENTRUSTED TO IT. To Date $79,450,727.35 Has Been Ap propriated for Relief Work Criticism Answered. Urges Every Effort Be Made Toward Bigger Crops In 1918 and Prom ises U. S. Aid to Agri culturists. Washington, Feb. 2. Tho result of tho European war will bo determined dining tho coming year, In tho opinion of President Wilson. lie made this plain in n letter sent to the Farmers' conference nt Urbnnn, 111. "I need not tell you, for I nm sure you realize as keenly as I do, that wo are as a nation In the prosenco of n grent past which demands supremo sacrifice and endeavor of everyone. "We can give everything that Is needed with tho grenter willingness, and even satisfaction because the ob ject of tho war In which wc are en gaged 8 tho greatest that freo men have ever undertaken. 'You will not need to be convinced that It was necessary for us, as a free people, to take a part In this war. It hnd raised its evil hand against us. "We nre fighting, therefore, as truly for the liberty and1 self-government of the United States as If the war of our own revolution had to bo fought over again. "Every man In every business In the United States must knpw by this time that his whole future fortune lies In the balance. Our national life and. our whole economic development KING PENGUINS. "King Penguins," said Daddy, "aro birds which live nenr tho South Pole and though tho South Polo may sound warm It Is very, very cold. "Grent men they call explorer, go on trips to find out what new lands nnd places they can discover, and they run all sorts of risks and dangers bo ,causo of tho great cold, tho snow storms nnd tho Ice. "Penguins become very friendly with pcoplo and men who visit In theso parts always consider tho penguins their greatest friends. "Ono day Mrs. Penguin spoke to her husband and this Is what she said: 'My dear, I have Just laid an egg. What shall I do with It?' "Mr. Penguin took tho egg which wns qulto a good stzed ono nnd put It In his pouch whero it stayed In his warm, comfortable feathers until It batched out "Mrs. Penguin nlways lays tho egg only one egg at n time which Is unlike other birds and Mr. Penguin keeps It snug and warm until It Is hatched. "Ono day, not long after tbls Mr. Penguin met ono of his friends and got Into a very bad light '"You're wrong, I tell you, shouted Mr. Penguin to his cousin, Mr. Peter Penguin. "'I'm not I'm right,' replied Peter. " 'You're as wrong as u bird can bo,' said Mr. Penguin. 'Arid for n largo Tho now food regulations Issued by tho national food administration at Washington cover n wldo scopo and nro destined to save for our asso ciates ltt war a vast quantity oC wheat, meat and other commodities of which theso nations aro so badly In nocd. Stato Food Administrator Wattles urges all Ncbrnskans to ad hero strictly to theso rules nnd to aid citizens of tills stnto to bo ublo to Jdo so, ho has Issued tho following 'summary of tho national administra tion's program which Is now In effect: PURCHASE OP FOODSTUFFS Consumers, when buying wheat Hour, must purchase at tho same time nn equal amount of other ceronls. Tho substitutes from which tho cholca may bo made are: Corn meal, corn starch, corn Hour, hominy, corn grits, bnrley flour, rice, rlco flour, oatmeal, rolled oats, buckwheat flour, potato flour, sweet potato flour, soya beau flour, and foterlta flours and meals. Tho purchaser may comblno any or all of theso In buying and the total amount of substitutes must cqunl tho (bird as you aro I'd be ashamed of my- total amount of wheat flour purcnus- self If I were In your plncc.' od. Tho housewife may uso these ce reals In tho homo cither separately or may mix them. BUYING AND SELLING Itotallj era mny sell wheat flour only with equnl amounts of substitutes, named nbove. When buying from whole salers or millers, retailers must buy Washington, Feb. 1. What the American Red Cross has dono with the vast sums of money entrusted to It by the people of tho United States Is stated in detail in n report Just Issued by the nntionni nenuquariers. xo uiuc, w,n pnRS um,01.. t,)0 nlluenco ,m 0qunl amount of substitutes, namoa $70,450,727.35 has been appropriated of forein control if wo ,i0 ot wln. 'nl.nvn. with tl.olr nnwlmsns of wheat nvlr In lllla nmiiitrv nnu ..... . . .. - t ' wo must win, inereiorc, mm vu shall win. You will realize, as I think states men on both sides of the wnter re allze, that the culminating' crisis of the struggle has como and that tho 180.70; Great Britain. $1.7W,042; other, B,(o m thQ ot, Bt llctermlno the Otier, $313,027. nvniinlnil hv Mm 'nrnalilnnt. "sn The foregoing appropriations are ' ..' nnatnnrtn .1.. TTlt.l G4nfnI Ml. """ 'lluV ' 1" 1 """""-- u...t: which Is showing Itself In .too many wi tercd the wnr until April 30, 1018. For t be effectlvelv checked." n ; O d the ren- . T VrcsMcnt pointed out that the HOARDING Tho buying of any II "i ,V." ' .. . i ; i ....,. ia t,opns American farmer produces threo or (.,M1H(;ii foodstuff for a period of sup . " ' , " ... four times more per unit of labor and nu- morn Minn Milrtv dnvs Is hoard for relief- work In tbls country nnd abroad. For foreign relief $41,057,705 hns been appropriated as follows: France, $30,510,250.00: Belgium, $1,000,031; Russia. $751,040.87; Roumnnla. $2,017,- 308.70; Italy, $3,140,010; Serbia, $871,- iflpur. . WHOLESALERS In selling wheat flour to customers, wholesalers enn sell only 70 per cent of the amount tho purchaser bought during tho cor responding period Inst yenr. And they must sell nn equal amount of substitutes, or satisfy themselves that tho purchaser has bought an equal nmount of substitutes. A certi fied statement from tho purchnser thnt he hns Iwught an cqunl nmount 111 be sufficient for tho wholesaler make tho sale. '"You'ro not In my place,' said Pe ter, 'and you'ro every bit ns lnrgo as I am. We'ro all largo all of the pen guins.' "They were both standing up, their whlto vests looking llko tho snow, nnd then such a light as they did have I They fought and they fought nnd from afar Mrs. Penguin enmo hurrying to stop her husband. "She was thinking of tho egg which tall tho time he was carrying. 'My dear,' she said, 'Calm yourself. Calm yourself 1 Remember tho cggl'N '"Don't bo so selfish,' shouted Mrs. Peter Penguin, 'let your husband fight ns I lot mine. They enjoy It.' "'Irtit Mr. Penguin Is carrying nn egg for me,' said Mrs. Penguin. '"That's nothing,' said Mrs. Peter, "Mr. Peter Is carrying ono for inc.' " 'You said that was nothing,' shout 'ed Mrs. Penguin, who had becomo so langry at the flrst part of Mrs. Peter's speech that sho hadn't stopped to hear tho end of it 'You think nothing of an egg when It doesn't belong to you. XHe bovltiiihuih liiuwura v.-. nnun, ,,, nnv TCn-nn-,,,, fnrmnr Hint '. ' ... ' .1. m-. mi. Vw thing our army nnd navy needs, and " ' : V" " V '" iay a. uuuuu uauS 0...0... id.i 1 niviiinn .listrpss In u,u iK .vw ...- tlie l)UVCr j , mttcr or sugar, seuisii ono.' - - --- 1 nrfl lint- tlinfr tliln van flintin nftlilnvn- I .. . . . - . i -e .... I. 1 ""'I " i'"" .' ...v.T.. ..v.. ...... Ulis country ol uuy nmm.u.B -,,. ,cf f , i, -,lnf,i init i(,ivrr muni iiwt JiiiaT 1 vv.iiivv4 miv 18 FORMER GERMAN LINERS CARRY FORCE TO FRANCE. YANKEES TAKE OVER LINE Secretary Baker Says Americans Have Formally Taken Over Section of Front In France. Washington, Feb. 2. Secretary of War Raker officially announced on Thursday that American forces have formally taken over a section of the lino In France. Tho announcement followed tho pub lication of a dispatch from the Ameri can expeditionary force In France tell ing of the latest raid on tho Amerlcnn trenches by German forces, In which two Americans wcro killed, four 'wounded nnd ono wns mnde prisoner. Six Die, 13 Hurt In Rail Crash. Uelllnghanr, Wash., Feb. 4-Slx pei ,sons were killed nnd 13 were Injured !nt Sedro-Woolley ns n result of n run nwny Northern Pacific freight train crashing Into a coach of a Grent Northern pnsscngcr train there. n.t. l Inhthntise Heroes. Washington, Fob. 4. Courngcous nets performed under conditions ex tremely bnznrdous becnuse of the win ter weather won official commendation for several employees of the United Stntes llenuimiKo ntuv.iiv. Thousands of Officers, Soldiers and Supplies Left American Ports During Last Two Weeks. Washington, Feb. 1. The heart of America thrilled on Thursday with the news thnt the greatest nnnadn In her history 18 huge transports had ar rived safely at French ports with thou sands of officers, soldiers and supplies to battle the kaiser. Stealing out of American ports the last two weeks, the vessels formerly the best of the Austro-Gorman mer chant mnrlnt delivered their precious cargo on Europertn soil unharmed by spies and unobserved by tho watchful eyes of submarines. Protecting them on their voyage were many men of war fleet, gray monsters that swept through the waves, grim warning that their trans port charges were to be delivered un harmed. Aboard tho transports wero thou sands of young men officers for training, troops for service, doctors, nurses and skilled workmen. From all parts of the country they had been se cretly assembled at dlnerent embark Ing points along tho seaboard. None knew before be left even what vessel ho would board only that ho was to bo at a given place at a given hour, prepared for a long Journey. Greeks Called to the Colors. London, Feb. 2. Sixteen classes of Greek reservists have been called to the colors, n Reutcr dispatch from Athens snys. portions. The grent variety of tho military and civilian relief work being done by tho Red Cross is Indicated briefly In tho following list: canteens that afford food, baths and sleeping quarters for men at the front; rest stations nnd recreation centers for soldiers In trnn sit and at port of nrrlval In France; care of destitute children; tenchlng mutilated soldiers new trades; recon structlon of villages; bringing together families of soldiers scattered by the war: furms for convalescent soldiers; sanitariums for tubercular and other patients; food, clothing, medicine, nnd shelter for tho homeless nnd destitute; and other activities too numerous to mention. It Is stated by the national war coun cil that all salaries and administrative expenses arc paid out of membership dues, so that every penny given to tno Red Cross war fund has been spent for relief. This answers tho rumors that have been circulated about the expenses of operation. Out of 255 executives In the fourteen divisional offices of tho Red Cross In the United States, 50 per cent aro women. The policy Is to select tho most competent person regardless of politics, sex or religion. GERMANS RAID U. S. TRENCH Two Americans Killed, Four Wounded and One Taken Prisoner Yankees Bomb Foes. With the American Army in France, Feb. 1. A raid In which tho Germans killed two and wounded four and cap tured ono American occurred at 7:15 o'clock Thursday morning. Drafted men from California bombeu tho enemy ns ho retired. The enemy followed n 15-mlnute bar rngO lire from the enemy's biggest guns, cutting off a listening post of the American llrst-llno trenches. Republic In Crfmea. Potrograd. Feb. 4. An autonomous republic has been formed in Crimen It hns culled Its own constitutions ns sembly. The regional workmen's sol dlers' and peasants' committees have recognized tho republic. Ship Sunk; Spain Protests. Madrid, Feb. 4. Tho cabinet met Thursday under the presidency of King Alfonso and decided to send strong protest to Germnny, demanding restoration to Spain for the sinking of tho steamship Glralda. exceeded. The president said the agricultural department has $2,5J0,000 avallablo now and Is asking congress for $5,000, 000 more to assist- the farmers (o lo cate and obtain nt cost jm adequate supply of sound seed. -. In all the .gret corn belt states there Is a shortage of seed that al most nppalls the experts. MILLION STRIKE IN GERMANY State of Siege Declared in Hamburg, Number of Workers Killed in Clash With Troops In Berlin. u London, Feb. 2. The German strlko Is still growing in magnitude, the Ex change Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen reports. In Rerlln 700,000 persons are on strike, he says, 58,000 of these being women. According to an Amsterdam dispatch, the strike has been extended In dis tricts near Ilerlln, especially In Tegel, Ahlerhof, Spandau tytd Farlendorf, whero 500,000 men have quit work. A similar number of workmen aro on strike In the remainder of the empire. A grent number of-socialist leaders havo been arrested In various towns. Copenhagen, Feb. 2. A stato of siege has been declnred at Hamburg, Altona.and Wandsbcck, according to a socialist report from Hamburg. According to a Rahlc dispatch print- cd by Ln Suisse there have been seri ous conflicts between troops and strik ers In neiiln, with casualties. Indian Fighter Slain by Son. Snlt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 2. John Wilkinson, seventy years old, nn old Indlnn fighter, wns killed while trying to medlnte In nn nltcrcntlon between his sons George and James, at Anna belle, Utah. War Wire Plant Burned. Harrison, N. J Feb. 4 Flro de stroyed the plnnt of the Driver-Harris Wire company, which wns engaged ln manufacturing wire specialties for uso in im.i- wnrlf., Tim nrnnertv Iohh Is ii. . . ... - - -. estimated at $300,000. 200 pie In Alcoholic Orgy. Potrograd, Feb. 4. Two hundred persons perished In a flro In an ulco hoi factory at Nuvo Arcnnngeisk. crowd of carousers broke into tho fac tory and became trapped ln the eel lars. WIRES TO PETR0GRAD CUT Washington Unable to Get Word to Ambassador Francis Bolshevik) Are Split on Peace. Washington, Jan. 31. Cable and telegraph lines to Russia havo been cut, Amerlcnn Minister Ira Nelson Morris at Stockholm reported on Tues day, and tho only remaining routes of communication with Petrngrnd now are through Persia ami Vladivostok. The land telegraph lines were severed, Mr. Morris reported, ut Ilapiiranda, Swe den, and tho cables at Vlborg, Finland. Rail Men Ask $500,000,000. Washington, Feb. 2, Demands for wago Increases pending before tho ruUroad wage commission are for an nggregate uverugo of 40 per cent, It was disclosed. The demands represent a total of nearly $500,000,000 this year. tho sales ln city nnd towns nro lim ited to 5 pounds, or In lieu thereof, 50 cents worth, nnd In rural commun ities, to ton pounds, or In lieu there of, $1.00 worth. Flour must be sold ln city and towns In not more than no-pound lots, nnd In rural commun ities In not more than 100-pound lots. RAKERS AND RAKING Rakers must Immediately use B per cent of other cereals thnn wheat ln linking bread or rolls. By February 21, they must lnerenso this amount to 20 per cent. This bread will bo known ns Victory Bread, and purchasers aro urged to buy It at all times. WI1EATLESS DAYS AND MEALS Mondays nnd Wednesdays are wbeatless days. The evening meal of other days shall also bo wbeatless. On theso meals and days, no wheat products should be used. Small amounts of wheat flour may be used In thickening soups and gravies or as a binder In corn bread or other re real bread. This applies to both homes nnd public eating plnces. MEATLESS DAYS AND MEALS Tuesday Is meatless day. Tuesday and Saturday are porkless days. Tho NOON meal each day Is the mealies meal. No hog, rattle or sheep prod ucts shall bo used on meatless days oi for meatless numis. un porKioss days,' no pot: or pork products shall bo used. On porkless Saturday, how over, mutton or lamb may be substi tuted. EARLY CLOSING AND LATE OPENING The Food Administration Indorses nnd urges the observance of rules governing opening and closing of grocery stores, as follows: On week days, except Saturday, open nt 7 n. m. and close at 0 p. in.; on Sat urdays, open nt 7 n. in. nnd rinse nt 7 p. m. These rules, however, einn nnte from the Fuel Administration nnTl nre approved by the State Coun cil of Defense. '"Km not selfish at nil, said Mrs. iPeter. 'If you think I am, wo will fight ,about It. " 'Wo will fight about It,' agreed Mrs. iPenguln. "So they fought, tool And such iflghts as they all did have. After a tlmo they wero weary of fighting. "'You know,' said Mrs. Peter, when 'sho had recovered and could speak Mr. Penguin Flapped His Wings. onco more, 'I said that It didn't mean uny more for your huslmnTl to bo fight ing than for mine. Mr. Peter Is curry ing an egg for mo, too.' '"Oh, Indeed,' said Mrs. Penguin. '1 don't believe 1 heard all you hud to say; In fact I flou't believe I wanted to hear It all. I did want a light so much.' "'So did I,' said Mrs. Peter. " 'And so did we,' said Mr. Peter and Mr. Penguin who came up Just at this moment to Join their wives. "'Were tho eggs hurt?' both Mrs. Penguins asked at tho same moment. "'Oh no,' said their husbunds. For though tho penguins fight when they nre carrying tho eggs they practically never break. And they all enjoy fight ing for there Is so little else to do ln their part of tho world they feel I "Plmv niht nn tliev would nhiv Typewriting Fades Out. .. ,.,,,,,. fiverv minuto of It and It has been round mat lypewnuiig they do It a great deal, on parchment deeds Is not durable. "When Mrs. Penguin's eggs was In deeds deposited within very recent hatched, Mr. Penguin took turns with yearn many lines aro illegible aim sev jlcr n looking after the baby penguin, oral lines havo completely dlsap- (eacn g0ng in turn for food In tho Icy pearcd. Farmers Want Eleavator. Howe. Farmers of this vicinity havo held meetings In rural school water. And tho sumo thing happened 'in the Peter Penguin family." Confusing to Malzle. fnlvln lmrl fl hnblt of maklnc any nouses 10 iniK over um i"" mispronounced word n. part of her vo- Mlss Rankin's Bill Tabled. Washington, Feb. 2. -The house Im migration committee tabled the Ran kin bill to grant to American women married to foreigners tho right to re tain their citizenship. Thlt- means the committee will not net on It. grain elevator. About $10,01 has al ready been subscribed, and tho addi tional nmount will bo raised as soon as tho plans nro completed. It la Intended to either buy one of the ele vators already In operation, or to erect an entirely new building with i storage cnpaclty of from fifteen . to twenty thousand bushels of grain. Guy Moody rs presldont of the new organization. cabulary. When sho heard tne laun dress say "cheer" sho promptly suld lit too. "Not cheer," contcted mother. "Say tfralr." So Malzle said cbulr and when tho Sunday school tencVer naked the class to sing, and gavo cut, "Tiireo uneers for the Red, White and Blue," Malzlo cried out, "My mamma says not to say cheer, you must say chair."