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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
COL. E. M. HOUSE NOW IN FRANCE Admiral Benson, General Bliss and Wilson's Friend to Consult Allies. TO DISCUSS TRUCE TERMS Texan Authorized to Represent Presl dent Wilson Berlin Crowds De mand That the Kaiser Abdl cate Hungarians Die In Revolt. Washington, Oct. 28. Colonel E. M. House, President Wilson's closest po litical adviser, accompanied hy Admiral W. S. Benson, hns arrived In France. Colonel House will represent President Wilson In all diplomatic matters grow ing out of the existing situation. Ad miral Benson will represent the nnvy in the various conferences which nrc 1o deal with the armistice request of Germany which litis been referred to the entente by President Wilson. In all conferences that mny bo held Colonel House will deal with matters purely political; Cen. T. II. Bliss will handle the purely military matters, and Admiral Benson will deal with naval questions. Admiral Benson's presence will Insure that the navy has adequate representation by a full milk ing ollicer, as he Is the ranking admiral of the navy. Paris, Oct. 28. An enormous crowd nssembled before the relchslag build ing In Berlin Thursday, calling for the abdication of Emperor William and the formation of a republic, according to a special dispatch from Zurich to L'Inforniatlon. Dr. Knrl Llcbnecht, the socialist leader who has just been released from prison, was applauded frantically. He was compelled to enter a carriage filled with flowers, from which he made a spfeech declaring that the time of the people had arrived. Basel, Switzerland, Oct. 28. Turkey will accept peace based on the princi ples of right and Justice laid down by President Wilson, which the new Tur kish government approves. The grand vizier, Towflk Pasha, Is quoted In a Constantinople dispatch as having so stated in parliament. The grand vizier's speech was made on the occasion of the presentation of the new ministry to the chamber. He said the government would grant with out delay to all elements not only po litical rights without distinction as to nationality or religion, but the right to participate in the administration of the country. London, Oct. 28. The revolt of Croatian soldiers of the Seventy-ninth regiment at Flume has been sup pressed by three Austro-Hungarian regiments . arriving from Albania, ac cording to nn Exchange Telegraph dis patch from Copenhagen. Thcro was hard street fighting at Flume in which hundreds of persons were killed, the dispatch udds. Basel, Oct. 28. It was announced In the lower chamber of the Hungarian parliament that the Croatian soldiers of the Seventy-ninth regiment at Flume havo revolted, seized the city and destroyed the railroad there. Count Apponyl, Count Andrassy and the opposition deputies thereupon de manded the resignation of the minis try, according to Budapest advices re ceived here. Doctor Wekerle, the premier, de clared that, In view of the Increasing dlillcultles of the situation, he would propose to the king, n coalition min istry. According to Zurich dlspntches, two Slav regiments have mutinied and cap tured Karlovlcz, 200 miles east of Flume. DUTCH SHIPS RENEW TRIPS Trade With the United States and England Planned With With drawal of U-Boats. London, Oct. 28. Dutch newspnpers say that shipping concerns In Holland are taking steps preparatory to resum ing regular trips to England and America In consequenco of the pre dicted withdrawal of the U-boat men ace, according to an Amsterdam dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph com pany. Shipping with Denmark was resumed Wednesday, It Is said. YANKEE AIRMEN DOWN HUNS German Two-Seater and an Observa tion Balloon Destroyed by American Flyers. With the American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 25. Lieut. Sidney White of Elizabeth City, N. C, brought down a German two-seater airplane and fought off live other enemy ma chines which came to Its assistance. Lieut. Wler Cook of Anderson. Ind., brought -down av balloon. Five Anarchists Sentenced. New York, Oct. 28. Five avowed anarchists, convicted of circulating nntlgovcrnment literature, Including pamphlets urging munition workers to Htrlkc, were sentenced to confinement In' prisons in the federal court here. Hostages Shot by the Reds. Amsterdam, Oct. 28. From the time that Mosoe Urltzky, commissioner for elections to the constituent assembly of HuBSla whs Hssfiyslnatod up to Oc tober 1. 08 hostages, Including ilvu priests, were shot by the bolshevlkl. MRS. MARY HATCH WILLARD Mrs. Mary Hatch WlllKid. president of the surgical dressing committee of Now York, hns been n warded a gold medal by tho French government. She established the committee locally In 1014, but It beenmo a national organi zation and last spring was merged with the lied Cross. SOLDIERS IN WRECK FIFTY HURT IN ACCIDENT NEAR GENEVA, ILLINOIS. Thirteen Cars on Chicago & North western Line Turn Over Troops Were on Way to Atlantic Port Chicago, Oct. 25. Approximately fifty soldiers, members of the Eighth United States Infantry, are suffering lrom Injuries received when a Chicago & Northwestern train of thirteen cars, which was transporting them toward an Atlantic deportation port, tipped over three miles west of Geneva. III. The accident Is attributed to a split rail. The train was going at 50 miles nn hour to make up lost time, and the engine and first three- cars passed the split In safety. The next nine cars were hurled from tho track, while tho last car escaped. Among the Injured soldiers, who wero en route from Camp Fremont, In California, who were taken to the Colonial hospital at Geneva, are: Omer Acree, Pomona, Cal. ; Leo Bing ham, Thatcher, Ariz. ; Byron F. Brown, Temple, Tex.; John IX. Ellikor, Enter prise, Utah; Clarence Itaney, Charles ton, Miss.; Carlos Domingo, Placentln, Cal.; Godfrey Gottfried, Daly City, Colo.; Sergt. John .7. Egan. Philadel phia, Pa.; Erwln Jewett, Gllmore, Idaho; John Chlmlos, Santa Barbara, Cal. ; Walter S. Mitchell, ' El Paso, Tex. ; J. S. Peoples, Yuma, Ariz. ; Rob ert McKlnley, Yumn, Ariz.; John Orth, Los Angeles, Cal.; H. S. Moody, Red ding, Cal.; Clnudo C. Burt, Riverside, Cal. ; Millard C. Johnson, Bloomlngton, III.; Sergt. Wallace Henderson, Port land, Ore.; William L. Numley. Elsl norc, Utah. Dlillculty in ascertaining all the facts was experienced duo to the cordon thrown around the wreck by the troops, who Immediately took charge. It Is feared two of the soldiers may die from their Injuries. 213 LOST ON TIC0NDER0GA Two Officers and 99 Enlisted Men Among Victims of Hun Torpedo. Washington, Oct. 24. Two officers and 09 enlisted men of tho army lost their lives In the sinking of tho Ameri can steamer Tlconderoga In the wnr zone September 30. This announce ment by the war department brought tho totnl loss of life to 213, tho navy having previously reported ten officers nnd 102 of tho crew dead and two of ficers carried off us prisoners by tho enemy submarine that sent tho vessel down. WILSON ACTS FOR SUFFRAGE Asks Oklahoma to Vote for Equal Rights at Election November 5 Program of Justice. Washington, Oct. 28. Another move In behalf of woman suffrage was made by President Wilson. He addressed the voters of Oklahoma, who act on the suffrage amendment November 5, reiterating his judgment thnt ndoptlon of woman suffruge Is a necessary part of the program for Justice and recon struction. Belgian Capital to Bruges. Havre, Oct. 20. The whole of the province of western Flanders and part 1 of eastern Flanders and Halnuut, hav ing been recovered from the Germans, I the Belgian government has decided to j establish Its administrative depart-i inents In Bruges. j Great Lakes Clear of "Flu." Great Lakes, III., Oct. 28. Spanish Infltinnzit lins been driven frmn nln Lakes naval training station. Health auinoriues announced mat conditions could not be better thnn at present and the epidemic has disappeared. Close Cables to Soldiers. New York, Oct. 28. Announcement wuh made by tho Western Union Tel egraph company that public uso of Its cable servlco In communlcntlng with members of tho American expedition ary force hns been discontinued. SENATORS SLASH TAX ON SPIRITS Radical Change Made by Com mittee in Provisions of New Revenue Bill. PROHIBITION AGAIN HUNG UP House and Senate Conferees on Emer gency Appropriation Dill With Its Amendments for War Time Measure Fall to Agree. V Washington, Oct. 20. In lieu of the taxes on estates proposed In the house war revenue hill, the senate finance committee in its revision adopted a plan of taxing Inheritances of $10,000 and more, at rales to be fixed later. The committee also decided to reduco to $2.20 per gallon the tax on distilled spirits used for Industrial, medicinal and other tionbcvoruge purposes. Tho new tax proposes that inheri tances received by heirs, Instead of es tates left by deceased persons, shnll be the subjects of federal taxation, af ter state Inheritance taxes are Im posed. The revenue of the government prob ably would bo half of the $110,000, 000 levy on estates proposed In the house hill. Returns from life Insur ance policies under $25,000 would not be taxed under the committee's plan. Reduction of the rate on nonbever age distilled spirits and alcohol or dered hy the committee was said to be In response to Interests urging It ln order to stimulate production of spir its needed for munitions and also to reduco the cost of medicines. The house luiil fixed the lax at $1.40 per gallon. Recently the senate commit tee reduced that to $3.20 and today to $2.20 per gallon, which Is the rate un-' der present law. House and senate conferees on the emergency agricultural appropriation bill with Its amendments for national war-tllne prohibition, failed to break their deadlock in the rent profiteering section and decided to report a dis agreement. The military deficiency bill, carrying $0,345,523,0SS, only a sllgl.. decrease from the original house draft, was re ported to the senate today by the ap propriations committee. Anticipating speedy passage of the bill by the sen ale, the house Interrupted Us three day recess program and adjourned un til tomorrow so that no delay might result In sending the measure to con ference. A substitute for the administration emergency power bill, passed by tho house to meet a shortage of steam power in war activities, was agreed to today by the senate commerce commit-' tee. Instead of forming a separate corporation, with authority to lend funds to private enterprises to In crease power activity, the substitute, which representatives of the war in dustries board have been asked to aid In drafting, will authorize tho war finance corporation to lend funds for thnt purposo up to $50,000,000. Washington, Oct. 24. Surtaxes adopted by the house on Individual net Incomes below $100,000 would be low ered "nnd those on Incomes in excess of that amount Increased under amendments to the wnr revenue bill adopted by the senate finance commit tee. A. STAMFORD WHITE DIES President of Bonrd of Trade of Chi cago Succumbs to Influenza After Two Weeks' Illness. Chicago, Oct. 20. A. Stamford White, president of tho board of trade, died at his home, 5217 University avenue, of Inllucnza. Ho hud been ill for two weelcs. Mr. White served two terms as president of the bonrd. Ho was elected to that office In 1010. He was senior member of the grain and provi sion firm of A. S. White & Co., and has been a member of tho board since 1881. He was born In Liverpool, Eng land. St Louis Commissioner Resigns. SL Louis, Oct. 21. Henry L. Weeke, an enemy alien and active politician, resigned as city commissioner of weights and measures, following the suspension last Friday of Chief of Po lice William Young, two police cap tains and three police sergeants. The only announcement regaullng the sus pensions of the police officers was that the action of the police board was taken following charges lodged hy the government. Secrecy has since veiled the suspensions. Two Student Aviators Killed. Mlnml, FJn., Oct. 25. Student A via tors At. L. Hope of Merobnson, III., and Percy M. Goring of Pittsburgh, I'ir., were Instantly killed at the Marine Corps aviation field while practicing aerial gunnery. ! Roumanln Closes Her Ports. London. Oct. 20. Tho British nil ! mlralty reports that German official I wireless dlspatehes picked up at Mos i cow are to tho effect that the Hon 1 manlnn government has declared Hint till Itnumnulun ports are closed. ! "No Crime to Bet," Says Magistrate. I Now York, Oct. 20. In discharging 128 men arrested in a poolroom charged with violating tho antlloaflng law, Mag j tetrnto Joseph Corrlgan declared that j t hoy hail committed no crime cither In lonnr.k'. ttliivlug poker or betting MAJ. HERBERT C. EhNoi.r,. I Muj. Herbert C, Ernshaw, I . S. A., i luis succeeded Tot. .1. P. Flnley In luirge of on of the largest student lsts In the rnl ted States. Major Ernshaw Is one of Genera! Pershing's veterans nnd fought In the battle of 'hatean-Thlerry. NAME NEW HUN STATE "GERMAN STATE OF AUSTRIA," IS THE LATEST. Austrian Authorises In Poland Hand Over Administration to Polish Officials. Basel, Oet. 20. Tho Oormnn-Aus-irlan deputies In (he Austrian rolehs rnlh have formed an assembly for the purpose of conducting the affairs of i he Germanic people In Austria and have Issued a declaration announcing the creation of the "German state of Austria." Karl Seltz.lendor of the German so cialists In Austria, has been elected president of the new assembly. The deputies have announced their desire t bring about the autonomy of tho Germans In Austria and to establish relations with other nations. The nssonibly has drawn up a reso lution respecting the form of govern ment of the territory occupied by Ger mans. The "German State of Austria" will seek access to, the Adriatic sea. in agreement with other nations. Pending the establishment of a con stitution, according to this program, the people will bo represented by tho rclchsrath deputies constituted as a provisional national assembly. This body will represent the Germans In Austria In negotiations for peace and will exercise legislative powers. "The legislative branch will consist of 20 members, who will havo power to con tract state debts and administer In terior affairs. "Wo must act in favor of peace," said llerr Seitz in taking tho presi dency of the new state. "Wo must do all possible to lessen tho misery of tho Gerninn-Austrlnn people. Tho new Gcrman-Aiistiiit, for which we shall lay the foundation, will bo constituted In conformity with tho free will ex pressed by the German-Austrian peo ple." Amsterdam, Oct. 25. The Austrian authorities In the pnrt of Poland oc cupied by the Austrian arms have for mally bunded over tho administration to Polish authorities, says a Vienna illspntch to tho Vosslsehe Zeltung of Berlin. CHICAGO AWAY "OVER TOP" City's Total Liberty Loan Subscrip tions $305,000,000 Leads Sev enth District. Chicago, Oct. 20. Chicago magnlfi cently redeemed Itself In tho last days of the fourth Liberty loan campaign. Not only did It equal Its quota, but It exceeded In percentage of oversub scription all other divisions of the Sev enth federal reservo district. Iowa, which was first "over the top," has tho smallest percentage of oversubscrip tion. It was n case of hare and tor toise, and Chicago, llko tho tortoise, won. BIG VICTORY FOR SERBIANS Defeat Armies of Enemy In Valley of Morava River Foe Retreats In Disorder. London, Oct. 28. Tho Serbians havo defeated the armies of the enemy In the valley of the grout Morava river, says an official Serbian announcement. The enemy Is retiring in disorder. LATIN FLYERS SINK U-BOAT Italians Bombard Enemy Submarine From Low Height Believe Ves sel Was Sunk. Runic, del. 25. - Italian naval avi ators have bombarded an enemy sub marine from a low height and believe that the U boat wa. sunk says an of ficial statement. No Ralre in Coal Mine Pay. Washington, Oct. 28. Fuol Adminis trator Garfield refiued to grant bitum inous coal miners an increase of wages sought In connection with tho plan for stabilization of wages worked out for the anthracite miners. Capture 5,000 Huns. Koine, Oct. 28, In hitter fighting Friday In' the region of Monto Grap pa, tho Italians established themselves on the northern bank of the Ornlc river. They captured nearly 5,000 prisoners. OUR RURAL SCHOOLS Forty-two Established In Nebraska During Past Two Yearsp Tract of Land for Each. Tho annual report Just Issued by State Superintendent Clcmmons shows thnt during tho past two years forty two rural consolidated schools havo been established In Nebraska, Nvhero children can get a high school educn tlon without leaving the farm. Tho report shows that more than $1,000,000 has bei-n expended for rural school buildings In this stato since 1010, Each building which has special rooms for agriculture, sewing, domestic science and other Important studies represents from two (o ten districts, costs from .$10,000 up to 8110,000, and has from ten to twenty acres of land for farming experiments. There are from 150 to 250 pupils In each school From ono to ten automobile trucks are owned In each district, to take the children to and from school In somu cases as far away as ten miles. The State Council of Defetiso hns set aside November 14 as registration day for all boys who have attained the age of 15 years 7 months nnd up to IS years. The registration const! tutcs membership In tho U. S. Boys Working Reserve. Tho two general classes Into which this reserve will be divided Is Industrial and agricultural. During October Nebrusuuns used 21508,450 pounds of sugar for house iiold purposes. With Nebraska's population estimated at 1,300,000, the state Just got under the two-pound nl- lotment, It being the first time since sugar certificates Were Issued that tho people lived within the required quota for a single month. Potato prices In Nebraska, fixed by Federal Food Administrator Wattles are: Best No. 1 reds, 2?i cents. Best No. 1 whites, 2V6 cents. Best No. 2, 2 cents. Tho previous maximum price was 3 cents u pound. The new prices were made following an Investigation into tho supply. The Fort Omaha balloon school Is to he enlarged to about three times Its present size. Tho number of men to be trained at the school Is expected to bo more thnn doubled. There ore about 5,000 men at tho fort now. The state convention of tho Nebras ka Federation of Women's Clubs will be held ut Lincoln, Nov. 10-22. The convention was to have been, held at Falibury, hut was called off 'on ac count of the Influenza situation. Nebraska soldiers who become In sane In service will bo cared for at: tjic three .state asylums, tho stato board of control hns decided. Sixteen soldiers have been received at these Institutions In tho last six weeks. Coming Just before tho general elec tion the state-wldo quarantine against tho "flu" puts a ban on all campaign tours and speeches nnd gives Ne braska the novelty of a campaign minus the oratory. Total expenses for running the stato of Nebraska for the third quarter of this year amounted to $2,130,515.58. Nearly 1,000,000 nmro than was ex pended during tho second quarter. Nearly 1,000 persons attended tho dedicatory services of tho new Meth odist church nt Cortland. The church was erected at a cost of $23,000 and It was dedicated free of Indebtedness. It is not nn uncommon sight to see nn aeroplane soaring over Omaha nowadays, slnco fiylng machines havo been added to the Fort Omaha bal loon school for observation work. The annual convention of tho Stnte Teachers' association, which wa scheduled to ho held at Omaha, Nov. G to 8, has been postponed on account of the Jnlluenzn epidemic. Potato crop failures at nil but two of tho stato Institutions will compel the State Board of Control to buy about 0,000 bushels of spuds to supply tho different Institutions. Figures compiled nt state headquar ters at Omaha show that Nebraska's oversubscription to tho Fourth Liberty loan will he moro than $1,000,000. While excavating for a cesspool near RIverton, workmen discovered oil In what promises to be paying quan tities. yVrrangeinents are complete to raise Nebraska's quota of $2,000,000 in the united war work campaign Nov. 11-18. By a vote or 52 to 2 citizens of the HoltnesvUle school district, rejected a $50,000 school bond proposition. As a means of combating tho Span Ish Inlluenza epidemic, the state hoard of health Issued an order prohibiting ull public gatherings, Indoors or out doors, throughout tho entire stnte, un til November 2. The order closes nil schools, churches, lodges and theatres, urges that children he kept ot home as much as possible, and states that the eaiiho of the large number of deaths from the disease was on uc coi.nt of persons aflllcted refusing to go to bed soon enough and attempting to get out of bed too soon. The state convention of Congrega tlonalNts scheduled at York last Mon day has been postponed to November 18, owing to tho inlluenza epidemic. The government has sent six army physicians Into Nebraska to help com bat the inlluenza epidemic. Several doctor have been sent into Knox county, where a large percentage of the populace is III with the iniilady. The poslolllco department at Wash ington hns granted tho request of the citizens of Berlin, Otoe county, nnd changed tho name of their town to Otoe j Thcro is Bomo talk by stnto educa tors of eliminating tho Christmas and spring vacations, nnd continuing school on Snturdays, for tho tlmo lost dnrlng tho quarantine period. Somo encH ac tion, It is said, Is necessary In order to complete tho required nmount of school work as early ns posslblo to re lease students for work on tho farms. A Burlington passenger train struck n cow In tho vicinity of Seward tho other day, resulting In the engine, baggage, mall and express cars going Into tho ditch. No ono was hurt. Governor Novlllo lias called upon Director General McAdoo nnd Food Administrator Hoover to ralso the grain embargo nt tho Omaha terminal, that has placed Nebraska fanners "at the mercy of grain speculators." Tho federal food administration Is also asked to stnblllzo tho ratio of prices of corn to hogs, now on n nine to one bnsls. Tho administration promised a thirteen to ono bnsls on November 3, 1017. Tho action was urged by the Nebraska farmer's war council. Arnold Martin of Du Bols, who has become nationally famous through his success in farming n 20-ncro tract In Pawnee county, added another laurel to his crown when ho won the sweep stakes prize for states nt the Interna tional Soli Products exposition in Kansas City. To win tho trophy ho had to compote with the states of Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Minnesota, South Dakota and Florida and two Canadian provinces. Distribution of tho 1018 home food cards for Nebraska has been postpon ed by Stnte Food Director Wattles un til December 1, owing to tho Inllucnzn epidemic. In Nebraska 325,000 cards will Jie distributed hy school children Union Pacific crop experts say Ne braska winter wheat acreage will bo 20 per cent greater than last year, and the quality of the product will bo better. More than 75,000 acres of govern ment laud In Nebraska, under tho Lane hill now before congress will bo turned over to maimed soldiers, ac cording to estimates made by Onmha railroad colonization experts. The bill provides for n house, bam ami fence for each soldier. Mills may sell a year's supply of Hour to tho consumer now rather than u sixty-day supply, nccordlng to n rul ing made hy tho state food admluls tvatlon. Mills nlso are allowed to ex change with farmers a twelve-month supply of flour for homo grown wlient. Tho Slate Railway commission lias granted the Lincoln Tclephono and Telegraph company authority to, In crease telephone toll rates 25 per cent and telephono rentals approxi mately 10 per cent. Tho Increases nf feet 00 cities nnd towns In the state. Definite announcement hns Vcon mado from official sources that Omaha will bo a highly Important division point on tho Woodrow Wilson airway, which will bo maintained for air mall services nnd other government pur poses nftor the war. Tho Dodge County War Service league, organized for tho purpose of raising and distributing all war funds with the exception of Liberty loans, will start a drive on November 12 to raise $150,000, which Is expected to last a year. Scootts Bluff county won first prize for tho best county exhibit, best col lection of cereals, and best collection of fruit and vegetables shown hy a county at thu International Soil Prod ucts Exhibition at Kansas City. Sheridan county oversubscribed her quota of tho Fourth Liberty loan wore than $200,000. Tho county's quota was $520,000. Subscriptions to.talled $725,- 000. Tills is about $75 for every man, woman nnd child in tho county. Three telephono companies In Ne braska, the Palisade, Thedford and Union Valley, have petitioned tho Stato Railway commission for permis sion to Incrense their rates. O. F, Chapman, superintendent f tho Lincoln board of health, nredleis that tho "llu" epidemic in Nebraska will not bo over until tho mlddlo of November. Ono man wns killed and four Injur ed when a switch engine kicked into a box car from which section workers were unloading ties, Jn the U. P. ynrtls at Fremont. An organization of potato growcra has been formed In Scottsbluff county. The crop In tho county Is exception ally good this year. A company has been formed, a drilling outfit Is already on the ground nnd plans arc being made to drill for oil nt RIverton. An average of thirty food regula tion violators aro penalized each month In Douglas county. Penalties have ranged from a brief closing to Inrgo contributions to the Red Cross. Poor corn crops In Sownrd county this year has resulted In farmer's of tho county offering to assist farmers In other counties to harvest Ihelr crops. So numerous have gopher become In Dodge county that measures havo been taken to rid the county of the pest A rumor is current In western Ne braska that the mounter twenty-four Inch oil well near Harrlshurg, drilling of which has been going on for about a year, has struck ol at a depth of over four thousand feet. Records of the state health office nt Lincoln up lo Saturday showed a total of about 37,301 influenza caaas In Nebraska, with a death rata of about 2 per cent, which Is considered remnrkably low. Potato growers of western Nebraska aro ngnln urging tlio establishment of potato flour factory.