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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
SPECIAL SESSION E BOTH HOUSES PASS RESOLUTION WITHOUT DISSENT. EXTRAORDINARY SESSION HAS PASSED INTO HISTORY Members of the Houso Take the Op portunity to Express Themselves When the Final Moment Arrived Senate Ratifies Resolution Early In tde Session. Lincoln. By tho unanimous consent of both bouses, tho Nebraska leglsla' ture.'in extraordinary session assem bled, placed its approval upon tho Joint resolution ratifying the amend ment to tho national constitution for bidding congress or any state of tho Union to abridge tho rights of suffrage to women. Tho houso of .representatives gave Its approval to tho resolution in tho closing hours of the session, the sen ate having passed upon the matter two days previously. Many members took tho opportunity to express their appreciation of tho privilege tho extra Bession afforded them, of being among those upon whom the honor devolved, several saying that it was tho proud est moment of their lives to share In tho work of passing equal suffrage along to tho mothers and daughters of tho "nation, which had shown by meir uuuriug ciions nnu uovouon i" the nation's cause during tho trying period of the great war that they are entitled to share equally with men in the affairs of state. Allen of Gago county, a member of tho session In 1913, who voted to kill tho bill at that time, was the first member to rise when the houso pre pared to vote. He said that people's views had changed and so had he, and that ho wished to bo the first to vote aye. Hardin of Harlan said ho was voting yes for tho third and last tlmo To celebrate tho ratification moving pictures'were taken in tho house when that branch was voting. An hour later, the signing cf the bill by Governor Mc Kelvio in the senato chamber, with tho officers of tho house and senate and a group of suffrago enthusiasts sur .rounding him, wus enacted before a Qlm machine. After tho result of tho roll call was announced tho suffrago workers and members of the house engaged in a ibandshaklng and mutual congratula tions. A fow minutes later Chairman McLeod of the house commltteo on engrossed and enrolled bills and Chairman Harris of tho senate com mittee appeared together with the en rolled suffrage bill for Speaker Dalby and Chief Clerk Hitchcock to sign, as tho last pleco of legislative business of tho session. As tho speaker an nounced the fact that the bill was signed the members broke into ap plauso which lasted for several min utes. A motion to adjourn sine die was held in abeyanco while Mrs. V. E. Barkley, late state president of tho state suffrago association and in chargo of tho legislative work, ad dressed the houBO. She recited a part of an odo to democracy. She said tho session had the thanks of every suffra gist in the state, and tho women of Nebraska were glad to have tho oppor tunity to express their appreciation of tho act which placed Nebraska on rec ord as. one of tho necessary states to ratify tho enfranchisement of all women of tho United States. As a representative of the association she desired to thank them for their abso lute, splendid courtesy, co-operation and respect shown. It might not seem necessary to do this, as it was to havo been expected, but it was so full hearted and splendid that it should not go unrecognized. Sho thought it simply a forewarning of tho help and comradeship that would como when all were equal citizens in all respects. Sho desired to have tho membera who might go to the constitutional convention know that tho women de sired to see in the document produced no qualification of box. The women desired this becauso they wanted the ballot through tho special act of the men of their own state and not owo all to the men of the nation. Mrs. Barkloy said that no greater happiness can como to a human being than to espouse a great cause and be allied In the work that brought con tact with the splendid men and womon who love it. 1919 Cotton Forecasts Washington. A cotton production of 11,016,000 bales this year was fore cast by tho department of agriculturo basing its estimate on tho condition of tho crop July 25th which it an nounced as 67.1 per cent of a normal. Refused to Act on H. C. L. Lincoln. Governor McKelvle re fused to heed the request of the house for another extra session to deal with profiteering. After a resolution had pussed the house, the governor ap peared before that body and stated tho reasons for his decision to refuse their request, in a personally deliv ered message. Ho cited tho members to the fact that they hud failed to pass legislation at the last regular session to curb profiteering, and called tholr nttentlon to tho civil codo bill's pro visions for that purpose. fill FIES S GOVERNOR M'KELViE REDY TO PUT CODE INTO FORCE Secretaries Announced When Court Passed Upon Referendum Petition, Declaring It Void Cabinet Mem' bers, Promoted from President Po sition, Receive $5,000 Yearly. LI." coin. Governor McKclvlo, fol lowing n decision of tho district court holding the codo referendum petition to bo void, will lmmcdlotely onforco tho code bill. To this end ho has an nounced tho appointment of tho fol lowing as secretaries of departments: Flnanco Philip P. Bross. Agriculturo Leo A. Stuhr. Trade and Commerce J. B. HarL Labor Frank A. Kennedy. . Public Work3 George E. JohnBon. Public Welfare H. H. Antics. Tho governor explains In his an nouncement that In nearly every caso theso secretaries who will draw $5,000 a y'oar salary, have been promoted from positions they now hold under tho stato administration. In florae instances the secretaries will perform tho duties they are now performing In addition to the duties of secretary of their department. This will savo one salary. Tho subjects over which tho vari ous departments have administrative authority are as follows: Flnnnce Business systom, uniform ity, accounting, reporting, purchasing, budget, taxation. Agriculture Foods, drugs, dairy and oils, live stock, health and sanitation, hog cholera, tuberculosis, stallion reg istration; markets and marketing, agricultural statistics, publicity, stato development, gamo and fish. Trade and Commerce Banking, in surance, flre commission, bluo sky.. Labor Workman's . compensation, free employment bureau, welfare of workers, child labor, health and safoty regulations, inspections, industrial sta tistics. Public works Highways, stato aid, bridges, automobile licenses, irriga tion, water power, drainage. Public Welfare Health, contagious diseases, communicable diseases, san itation, examining boards, physicians and surgeons, osteopathy and osteo Western Union TWO pathic physicians, chiropractic, den tists, nurses, pharmacy, optometry, embalmers, veterinary medicine, vital statistics, maternity homes, child wel fare, charities and correction, par dons and paroles. In announcing tho appointment of six secretaries Governor McKelvio made the following statement: "It has been my opinion' that tho civil administrative code has been tho law since the 18th of July, and now that tho district court has held with the secretary of state in his opinion that tho referendum petitions against the codo were not properly circulated, I feel justified in making tho appoint ments of the secretaries of tho six administrative departments under tho code. x "The administration of tho state's business under the codo simply means that by consolidating tho several sub divisions of administration into six major departments, togother with tho elimination of tho boards and com missions under which they wero for merly administered, it will bo pos sible to fix responsibility and obtain efficiency. "In making tho minor appointments under the codo, I shall dopend largely upon tho recommendations of tho secretaries of tho departments. This Is tho policy that I havo pursued, not only In my own business, but in tho handling of tho state's business sinco I havo been governor, and I think it Is tho only plan through which disci pline and loyalty of service can bo in sured. Governor McKelvio has boon quoted as having said tho code bill gavo power to copo with profiteering, so far as coping is possible by state or local authorities. On ono occasion tho governor pointed out tho following paragraph in tho codo bill under the head of department .of agriculturo: "The department of agriculturo shall havo power to encourage and promote. In every practicable manner, tho In terests of agriculture, including horti culture, the llvo stock Industry, dairy ing, cheese making, poultry, bee keep ing, forestry, fishing, the production of wool, and all other allied Industries; to promote methods" of conducting these sbvoral industries with a view to increasing tho production and facili tate the distribution thcroof at tho least cost." It Is considered probable that tho new secretaries of tho six depart ments will advise the reappointment of tho majority of their present cm' ployos. State Printer Cunningham Is an other whose place will soon bo dlscon ttnucd. Mr. Bross, acting secretary of flnanc.e, will serve as state printer and purchasing agent under tho state printer law. Senate Censures Hastings. Lincoln. A resolution censuring Dean W. G. Hastings of the state uni versity college of law, for accepting employment as attorney in tho effort to defeat tho foreign language law en acted by the last legislature, was passed by the senate iu the last min utes of tho extra session. The voto was 14 to 9. Reconsideration of tho approval of tho senate's minutes, which had Just pasnod, was necessary In order to get the resolution to u voto over the points of order raised by its oppononto. RIOTING DIES IN FACE OF GUNS Illinois Militiamen Prove Their Worth as Soldiers; Act Like Veterans. SEE PLENTY OF EXCITEMENT Opposed by Angry Mobs Which Out- numbered Them Many Times Rescue St. Louis Negro Hanged to Telegraph Pole Negroes Go to Work. Chicago, Aug. 2. Tho militiamen of Illinois have proved their worth ns soldiers. Their advent Into tho in llumed districts of tho South sldo has curbed the rioters, but the rnco feud that has killed 82 men and beaten, killed, stoned, stabbed, nnd shot mora than 300 others, still smolders. Last night one man, colared, wnB killed; six wero hurt. In tho district controlled by tho Boldlers there Is llttlo lnwlcBsness. Outsldo It there wero several out rages committed by whlto mobs. Ono such mob tried to set nflro the houso at 0432 South LnSallo street, whero n negro family resided. Threo times tho night before It hod been fired. Tho men of the Tenth National Guard found tho Incendiaries Just In tlmo, and chased them. Tho colored Tesldents ran from the houso and took refugo In a hollow square, the edges of which were bristling with bayonets. Tho mob, numbering sevcrnl thou sands, hooted nnd Jeered, but they didn't dnro to pass that wall of steel. With tho coming of reserves the mob wns scattered, nnd orders wero Issued thnt no ono should be allowed to leuvo or enter that block between LnSallo and Wentworth, nnd Fifty-fifth and Fifty-fourth streets. The troops were doing excellent work. Adjutant Gencinl Dickson said ho was proud of them. Their com manders said they acted like veterans. They saved many lives, protected property, and were cool and steady facing angry mobs that outnumbered them many times. They saw plenty of excitement. They rescued Itlchnrd Dnlde, a negro from St. Louis, who was about to bo hanged on n telegraph pole by a white gang at Sixty-third street and Camp bell avenue. The negroes, feeling safe now that tho troops had como, went to their work In tho stock yards. They wero pursued by whites, beaten, knocked down, klckedv Then came the militia men with bayonets fixed. Tho rioters drew back, snarling nnd cursing, bill tho bayonets didn't waver. $1,000,000 FRAUD CHARGED, Charles A. Strang, a Shipbuilder, Is Arrested In East on a Federal Indictment. New York, Aug. 2. Chnrles A. Strang, n shipbuilder, was arrested In West Brighton on a federal Indictment chnrglng him with conspiracy to de fraud the government by means of n fraudulent pay roll. Tho complaint was 'made by the Emergency Fleet cor poration, which operates the Duval Shipbuilding company In Florida, where Strang wns employed. Fcdernl officers declared that when Strang's alleged co-consplrntors are rounded up It will be found the gov ernment wns robbed of $1,000,000. AURORA AND ELGIN MEN OUT Interurban Employees Voto to Strike at Two O'clock Wednesday Morn ing Many Towns Affected Chicago, July 31. Employees of tho Aurora, Elgin & Chicago in terurban road voted yesterday to go on strike nt two o'clock this morn ing. This will mean a complete tie up of all transportation on the "third rail" line. Elgin, West Chicago, Whenton, Glen Ellyn, Villa Park nnd Lombnrd will bo without light nnd ninny lnrgo Industrial plants In those , vicinities will be without power, as they nro supplied with electricity from tho Interurban dynamos. SALES OF WHEAT INCREASE 33,793,000 Bushelo Received From Farms During Week Ended July 1817,493,000 Previous Week. Wnshlngton, July 81. A total of H. 703,000 bushels of wheat was received In mnrkets from farms in the week ending July 18, nccordlng to figures Is sued by tho United States Grain cor poration, covering tho wheat and flour movement throughout tlfo country. This compnred with 17,403,000 bush els for tho previous week and 32,510, 000 for the samo week In 1018. Lansing Replies to Senate. Wnshlngton, Aug. 4. Two hundred nnd seventeen Americans have been killed In Mexico slnco the close of tho regime of Porflrlo Dlnx May 25, 1011, the senato was Informed by Secretary Lansing In response to an Inquiry. Deity Still With Kaiser. Berlin, Aug. 4. Tho former Gorman empress In tho course of a letter to tho vicar of Christ, church at Wll helmshohe says: "Tho kaiser Is bear ing his burden, but tho Lord will lead hire vut of tho dark valley." THE TROUBLE'S WITH THE TIME LOCK f sin TT.;a,-.. INDIANAPOLIS NEWS SENATE GETS TREATY PACT WITH FRANCE HANDED IN BY PRESIDENT. Almost Identical With One Signed Between Great Britain and France. Washington, July 31. President Wilson transmitted to tho senate tho special treaty with Franco by which tho United States pledges Itself to como Immediately to tho aid of that republic In tho event of nn unprovoked nttack by Germany, and asked for Its early ratification "along with tho treaty with Germany." Submission of tho trenty camo after shn" criticism by senate Republicans, who for sevcrnl days had openly chnrged on tho senato floor that In falling to present tho draft of tho pact along with the treaty of Versailles, the president had vlolnted ono of the ar ticles of the document. Tho president did not follow tho usual custom of presenting tho trenty In person. The Franco-American trenty Is al most Identical with ono signed be tween Great Britain nnd Frnncc. Ono difference between tho texts, as mado public by tho French foreign office, to which nttontlon hns been called, Is thnt the United States pledges Itself to go "Immediately" to tho assistance of France, whllo Great Britain "con sents" to assist that country. Tho president told tho senate tho purpose of tho treaty wns to provldo nsslstnnco for Franco In caso of un provoked aggression by Germany with out waiting for the advice of the coun cil of the League of Nations that such action should bo taken, and explained that It wns to bo nn arrangement, "not Independent of tho League of Nntlons, hut under It." 7-CENT CAR FARE FOR ALTON Public Utilities Body at Springfield , Raises the Tariff In Many Illinois Cities. Springfield, III., July 31. Orders en tered by tho public utilities commis sion will continue until October 31, 1010, the effective period of rates In the following eases: Seven-cent cash street car fare for tho Alton, Granite City and St. Louis Traction company, affecting Alton, Brooklyn and Venice. Slx-cont cash faro for street railway service In Hockford. Slx-cont cash street car faro In East St. Louis. Temporary rates authorized for In terurban express between Sterling and Dixon by the Sterling, Dixon & Eastern Electric Hallway company. STRIKE THROWS 100,000 OUT Situation at Scranton, Pa., la Serious Whole Lackawanna Valley Without Electricity. Scranton, Pn., July 31. The Indus trial situation In tho Lacknwnuna val ley has assumed n critical phase. Tho strike has practically shut off tho op erntlons.of tho Scranton Electric com pany. Industry nftor Industry has been forced to quit, and It Is estimated thnt moro thnn 100,000 workers nro Idle. Germans Vote Extra Wealth Tax. Welmnr, July 81. Tho proposed ex traordinary tax on wealth was voted upon favorably by tho council of state. Close Six Army Hospitals. Washington, Aug. 2. Six army gen eral hospitals, located at Ontario, N. Y.; Btltmorc, N. C.i Now Haven, Conn.; Fort Benjamin Tlnrrlsoii, Ind.; Fort Douglas, Utah, nnd Fort Snelllng, Minn., will bo closed September 80. $25,000,000 for Cola Firm. Atlantn, Gn Aug. 2. Sale of tho Coca Cola company of Atlanta to Now York Interests for $25,000,000 beenmo known hero, tho final transaction be ing dependent upon reports of nud Itors for the Now York capitalists. - 1 I 'mmm j SLAUGHTER 19 JAPS MIKADO'S SOLDIERS ARE SLAIN BY CHINESE. Chinese Government Expresses Regret Over Incident Chinese Losses Not Given. Washington, Aug. 2. Sixteen Jap anese officers nnd men nnd thiwo Jap- anosa policemen wero killed, nnd 17 Jnpaneso soldiers moro or less seri ously wounded In n clash with Chi nese troops at Kuanchenghu July 10, nccordlng to nn official report received by tho Japaneso embassy here. The losses of tho Chinese were not given. Tho clnsh was sa'.'J to havo followed an assault on nn employee of tho South Manchuria Knllway company by about 20 Chinese soldiers. Tho report said tho Chinese govern ment expressed regret over the Inci dent, and dismissed from office tho Chinese commanders nnd reprimanded Gen. Mcng Un Yuan, governor general of Klrln province, In which Kuan chenghu Is sltunted. CHICAGO TRAVELS ON FOOT Employees of the Surface and Elevat ed Lines Walk Out After Week's Conference. Chicago, July 80. Chicago Is walk ing. After a week of fruitless confer ence between hcadrj of tho trolley men's unions nnd compnny officlnls tho order was given for a walkout and tho surfneo and elevated cars wero run In to tho barns. Tho men demnnd 85 cents nn hour, un eight-hour day, 00 per cent of the runs to ho straight time and tlmo and one-half far over time. BIG FIRE PLOT IS BARED Mayor of Chicago Says That Informa tion Caused Him to Yield to Troop Call. Chicago, Aug. 2. In n statement supplementing nn announcement ho made, Mayor Thompson said thnt It was Information that Wednesday night had been chosen for a widespread plot to start fires In the riot district, which Induced him to call out tho stato troops. Ho was guided In that action, too, by knowledge that the police wero worn out by continuous duty. NEWS FROM FAR AND NEAR London, Aug. 1. Two hundred and eighty-three Hungarian communities In Hungary hnve decided to declare their Independence of the soviet gov eminent nt Budapest, the Copenhagen correspondent of tho Exchnngo Tele graph reported today. The soviet troops at Budapest refused to quell the demonstrations of striking metal workers. Washington, Aug. 1. Tho senate commerce committee reported favor ably on tho nominations of John Bar ton Pnyno of Chicago to be chairman and of Henry M. Robinson of Los An geles and ThomiiB Scott of Now Lon don, Conn., to ho members of tho United' Stntcs shipping board. Washington, Aug. 1. Senator Chnm berlaln of Oregon Introduced n bill In tho senato providing for universal mil itary training. 100 U. S. Ships Sold. Wnshlngton, Aug. 4. Ono hundred steamships built on the Groat Lakes during tho war havo been sold by the shipping bonrd to tho Anderson Over seas corporation of Now York for ap proximately $80,000,000. Mrs. John Barton Payne Dead. Chicago, Aug. 4. Mrs. John Barton Payne, wlfo of tho new chairman of tho United States shipping bonrd, Is dead at her country homo nt Elm hurst, near here. Sho had been 111 two weeks. PUTS RAIL WAGES UP TO CONGRESS Wilson Asks Special Commission to Pass on Increase of $800,000,000. APPEALS TO THE HOUSE Requestes Speaker Glltett of Body to Postpone Its Recess Until Uefinlto Action Is Taken on the Rail Wage Question. Wnshlngton, Aug. 4. President Wilson nsked congress to creato a special Investigating commission to pass on tho wago Increases asked by tho railway shopmen nnd other rail way employees. Tho president forwnrded to Senator Cummins nnd Representative Esch, chairmen respectively of tho houso and senato Intersfuto commorco Com mittees, tho proposal rondo originally by Director General Hlneg nnd nsked that provision bo mado for representa tion of both labor nnd the public on tho body. Tho president nsked congress to stipulate, In Its legislation, that if wngo Increases nro allowed under It nwnrd, It should bo mandatory on tho rlitc-mnklng authority to tnerenso rail rond rates enough to meet tho ad vnncos. President Wilson nsked Speaker Gil lett of tho houso to postpone Its re cess, until defiulte notion was taken on his request that congress set up n committee to pass upon wage In creases asked for by railroad em ployees. An Identical letter wos sent to Representative Mondell, tho Repub llcnn floor lender. Director General nines Informed tho president that Inasmuch ns tho Increases being nsked by nil clnsses of railroad workers aggregated 800, 000,000 a year, ho hoped something might be done to rcduco the cost of living ns nn alternative, because ho doubted that his powers ivcro suffi cient to Increase rates enough to meot tho vast sum. Mr. Hincs also nsked that the rail road administration bo nllowed to con tinue to bundle questions of rules and working conditions, saying these could not bo satisfactorily separated from the current handling of railroad oper ations. President Wilson wroto the commit tee chnlrman that Jio concurred In tho view of Mr. nines thnt tho legislation undertaken shoflld authorize the body thus set up to mako Its findings with regard to wago Incrcnses retroactlvo to tho 1st of August, 1010, ut any rnto to tho extent thnt tho tribunal may regard rensonnblo nnd proper, In or der to glvo rcnl relief to the em ployees concerned." ' L. F. Shepherd, chief of tho Broth erhood of Hallway Conductors, ac companied by nntlonal officers of that organization, called on President Wil son to discuss with him tho conduc tors' recent demand on the railway wago commission for wago Incrcnses averaging 35 per cent. Tho delegation told the president tho conductors wero obliged to nsk for tho Increase becauso during tho lust six years their wnges had fallen below tho prlco of necessaries to tho extent of 85 per cent. "An' Increase of 85 per cent would put the conductors exnetly whore they wero six years ago," Mr. Shepherd said, "and even nt that tlmo wo felt wo were not fully paid." Reference wns mndo by ono member of tho delegation to tho recent action of tho Italian government In cutting tho cost of food CO per cent In that country, to which tho president wns said to hnvo replied that no such dras tic action could bo taken under tho laws of the United Stntcs. On leaving tho Whlto Houso Mr. Shepherd said he had been given to undersland thnt tho president, In deal ing with the situation, was limited to tho enforcement of laws already on tho statute books. VOLCANO KILLS THOUSANDS Molten Lava Carries Death to 50,000 Persons In Java, Says Refugee. Singapore, Aug. 4. The nwful scenes which prevailed when tho vol cano of Kniut, In Java, burst Into eruption on Muy 20, destroyed 20 vil lages and caused a loss of llfo esti mated by some ut, C0.000, are vividly described by Miss E. W. Crnnon, who lnts nrrlvcd here from Sourabay n. A river of boiling mud nnd lava which overwhelmed tho village of Blt tar, whero Miss Cranen was staying, sho snys, was ten miles wldo nnd four feet deep. Chinese and Japs Battle. Honolulu, Aug. 4. Serious nntl-Jnp-nueso disturbances nre reported ntTsl-Nnn-Fu, Shantung, China, by cablo ad vices from Tokyo by tho Nlppn, Jill, nnd that tho commander of the Chi neso garrison hns declared martial low. 38,000,000 Pennies Coined. Philadelphia, Aug. 4. Tho abnor mal demand for pennies Is still tax ing the capacity of tho presses In tho Philadelphia mint, tho enormous total of 38,031,000 having been struck dur ing July.