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Til IS NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEKKLY TltlBUNE.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF Timely Nows Culled From All Parts of the State, Reduced for the Busy. SCORES OF EVENTS COVERED ah legislation enacted by the spc- t'liil session of tlio legislature which .onvenod nt Lincoln October 8 and ad journed October 11, nrfcctctl Oinnhii and Douglas county alone, the most IniporlJint bel.ig u bill to provide 'ounty commissioners power to Issue nonds to ropnlr tho court house nnd re place furniture and records destroyed In the recent riot, without submitting the bonds to u vole of the people. Other menmiroH enacted give the city r-oininhMloiiors of Oinnhii the right to elect non-residents us chief of police, Inspector of police mid patrolmen, mines salaries mid repeals the civil service provision relating to the police. Despite the fact that the federal government lias Used 11 cents as u fair retail price for sugar, rumors nro going aliout among merchants at Oinnlin and other Nebraska cities that sugar will wholesale nt $'M a bun drey nrnl retail twenty-two and n half cents a pound before the winter Is over. Walter Brlggs, Seward county boy, who raised a $5,000 litter of pigs under the direction of the State college of agriculture, added $0,T2 to his profits when he captured thirteen ribbons at the national swine show at Des Moines. During the cold spell about ten days ago ground In and around Itiishvillo froze so bard potato bnrvestlng bad to be stopped for a few days. When work was resumed It was found that about half of the tubers had been frozen. About 450 students, representing virtually every county In the state, have enrolled for fanning engineering courses at the State Agricultural col lege at Lincoln. New registrations are being udded each Monday. Water users In the Irrigated dis tricts of western Nebraska are rais ing such a cry for congress to appro priate more money for developing pur poses It Is being heard at Washington and action Is looked for. During u scuffle over a loaded re volver at Kearney, Art .vers was shot and instantly killed, Witnesses say tho victim was under the Inllu encc of liquor and had attempted to run nimiclc. Only returned service men who ure members of tho Buffulo county post of the American Legion will be permit ted to attend n big banquet and cele bration at Kearney Armistice Day, No vember It. Six Lincoln boy scouts are to ho pre sented with honor awards by the gov ernment as an acknowledgment of their efforts in obtaining subscriptions In the Victory Loan campaign. A drop In tho prlco of $1 per hun dred for hogs on stock mnrkets means a loss of about $8,000,000 to, Nebraska raisers if applied to the annual pro duction of hogs In this state. Miss Kllen Hum, ill, pioneer woman suffrage lender of Kenesaw, made an alr'plano illght with Aviator Burgess Creeth. She Is believed to be the old est Nebraska woman to fly. Corn buskers It. Huffalo county will got eight cents n bushel for their work this fall, that prlco having been ugreed upon by tho farm bureau members. Winter wheat In n tiumber of coun ties In tho South Platte district Is well out of the ground nnd will go Into tho winter In splendid shape. The city commissioners of Nebraska City grunted un Increase In pay to policemen. The chief will receive $125 n month and tho patrolmen $100. Fremont, It Is said, Is short more than 100 rontnl homes to house new residents who have moved into the city In tho past few weeks. Tho extension service of the Stnte Agrlculturul college at Lincoln Is now organising Junior baby beef clubs in various parts of the state. Tiie city council of Alliance -has voted to purchase two square blocks In tho business district for parking purposes. The Huffalo County Live Stock as sochitlon plans to expend $15,000 for cue crouton or a sales pavilion at . Kearney. uiysses is making preparation to uuu a number of extensions to her sewer system. Miss Helen Haggard of St. Paul. who succumbed its the result of Injur ies received In an airplane accident in that city, Is the first woman In No brnsfcu to meet death while Hying. Tho state supreme court has denied a writ of habeas corpus to Anson IV uote, sentenced to electrocution In December for tho murder of Mrs. Lulu Vogt In Howard county two years ngo, Tim legality of tho action of the log Isluturo calling a constitutional con ventlon Is held valid by the state su premo court. The election of dele gates will bo held November 4. The convention starts December ii, In order that the school teachers o Schuyler may attend the convention of the Statu Teachers association in omnlia, November 5, 0 and 7, the Hoard of lOdticutlon will pay tho rail road fare of nil tho city teachers to and from Omiihn Director General nines of tho rail road administration 1ms. notified stnto oflleinls that more than 1.S0O new freight cars, built for eastern trafllc: have been diverted to western Nobnts ku to transport surplus whemt to Omaha and beet sugar to eastern points. A conference of mayors of Nebrnskn, state fair-price commissioner, chair men and members of county fnlr-prico committees nnd other state represen tatives are to convene nt Lincoln No-vornt-ir 27 nt the request of (lovernor McICelvle, to consider plnns for co operation with federal officials In the campaign against tho high coif of liv ing. United States Attorney General Palmer will represent the government nt the meeting. Ilex Itnndnll of Gibbon, pilot of tho airplane which crashed to the earth at St. Paul, Instantly killing Lieut. Cam eron Wright and cuuslng injuries to Miss Helen Haggard which resulted In her death, Is unable to explain tho cause of the accident further than to ! say something was wrong with tho mechanism of his plane. Hnndall es caped with a broken arm and bruises. Of the $2r,,(KK) appropriated l.v tho legislature for tins welcoming of . 1 braska soldiers returning home from overseas service, but 90,117.0.x was t used, according to (bo report of tho committee which has been filed with Governor McKolvlo. Most of the funds were expended In New York. Henklemaii citizens are getting anxious over the delay In the estab lishment of n fish hatchery In the town by the state, Fifteen thousand dol lars wus appropriated by tho Inst leg islature for tho project, and so far nothing has been clone. A campaign Is under way In this slate, sponsored by the Nebraska branch of the League to Hnforce Pence, to Hood the senate at Wash ington with petitions urging Imme diate adoption of the League of Na tions covenant. Jefferson county has (lie distinction of having a woman deputy sheriff, said to be the only one in Nebraska. Mrs. Mary Crlger has been nppolnted by Sheriff Tlppln and hns accepted the position which she Is now holding. Time lost In putting down paving at Wahoo, necessitated because of lack of material, was made up when a num ber of husky business men of the city volunteered their services to help tho work along. Articles of Incorporation for tho Consolidated Kleetrlc company, capi talized nt $10,000, have been adopted by business men and fanners of Vir ginia, Itockford and Holmosville, Gage, county. The boy scouts of Wahoo whose or ganization became demoralized dining the war hecuuso of tho enlistments oC Its scoutmasters, has recently boon re organized with a membership of fifty to begin with. A baby International stock show will be held at the State Farm, Lin- coin, tho evening of Nov. 14. Follow-' Ing the exhibit tho stock will bo sent 1 to Chlcngo for the big International 1 show. v Nebraska ranks third for the best condition of all crops to September 1, 1H), according to u report Issued bv Mm Onmi.n'ni.n.niw A i v . . ....... yjL VM11IIIU-& Oklahoma ami Texas outranked Ne braska. It Is rumored that J. K. Miller, mayor of Lincoln, Is strongly considering tho matter ot entering the democratic pri maries for the democratic nomination for governor. At a bltr meetlm- nt llll VltfMill trr nmn t Onillhn Hit nHw.r "iinv u ,.. .!.. i dieted that prices of clothing anil shoes will greatly advance In the next ' fOW niOUtll I The blanket permit system on grain 1 ilnments from mimt snipnienis rrom country stations to tho Oninhn market wus cancelled Oc tober i!5. Individual permits are now required. It Is reported In financial circles nt Incoln that tho Omalui-Llncoln and Beatrice Interiirbiin electric line wIM bo completed next spring. John Blnzkn, Cherry county farmer wus round guilty of second degree murder, for the killing of his wife, by a jury nt vnlentlne. Hog prices went as low as $10 a hundred at the South Omahn market during the past week, tho lowest slnco , February, 1017. Plans uro being laid by n number of ' tc .;. nid cities In this ttato for tlio otwvniieo of Armistice Day, Novem-; no- u. i York Is preparing for the Stnto ' Christian F.ndenvor convention, which ' will bo held there November 0 to 1). j Virtually all tho soldiers stationed! at Omaha following the disorders of , September 'J8 have been withdrawn. I A twenty-acre natch of imtiitnex 'on ' tho Peter .Tenssen farm, nenr Morrill, averaged MM) bushels to the ncr.. Work on the construction of n ! $50,000 sower system at Wymore Is to I begin Hi a few days. More than 5,000 teachers are ex pected to intend tlio convention of tho Nebraska State Teachers' association nt Omaha, November 5, U and 7. Nebraska beet sugar rellners havo Indicated their Intention to abide by the government ruling to sell sugar nt the factory at 10 cents n pound. Although lighting gamely through out the entire contest tho Nebraska university football squad went down to defeat before tho husky Notro Damo aggregation at Lincoln by u score of VI to l), It being tho second defeat administered to tho Coinhusk orn this season. Several farmers near Auburn report potato crop yields of 400 bushels an acre. Ponds to tho amount of $150,000 were voted at a special election at Nor folk to construct a new high school building. A mineral company has leased sev eral thousand ncres of land along tlio rnnge of hills which dl.ldes Scotts llluff and Haulier counties, on which will bo employed a large force of men to remove n volcanic ash doposlr, known us Fuller's eurth, or puinlca utone. 1 The French liner Venezln burning In mid-Atlantic. 2 President C. M. Sclph of the Natlonnl Association of Postirnsters nnd the florul pleco he presented to President Wilson with best wishes for his recovery. O President Polncnre of France laying a wreath on foundation stone of bljr monument to be erected at St. Mihlel in honor of tho American victory there. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS Labor's Withdrawal Breaks Up Industrial Conference in Washington. OTHER GROUPS ALSO QUIT Coal Miners Reject Offer and Prepare to Strike Government May Oper ate Mines Senate Committee Adopts Strong Reservations to tho Pcaco Treaty. By EDWARD-W. PICKARD. After two weeks of discussion nnd negotiation, the industrial conference at Washington was disrupted Wed nesday by the withdrawal of the labor delegation. Mr. Gompers led bis bloc out of the conference because its resolution on collective bargaining was rejected. As he departed he de clared, the employers' group was iidoptlng exactly the position assumed by the I. W. W. that workers should not enter Into agreements with cm l0-vpf-'"1 "n" not" h,or ,,m,t T.0" m Z0"'0!1 l'or In Its declaration here." he add- I cd, "but we will meet you again In I conference, and when we do meet you there you will be glnd to talk collec tive bargaining." I Spokesmen for the capital group de i nled the employers were opposed to collective bargaining, but said the res olution submitted, if adopted, "would f ot to the world as n concession "n "'P. pnrt of 10en' ,foun, ,at ttey. rBn,z,c ot;es,slt' ' UtlM'UIAtllJlMl IL till U1U IIIWI1RII 111! the unionization of all the Industrial nwi8iiment8 in tno country an. no ot collective bnrgnlnlng that the lnbor unions Insist upon as distin guished from other kinds." Tho group representing the public approved tho resolution, nnd It was beaten In the employers group by ten votes to four. The rules of the confer ence required a unnnlmous vote for the l)nRsnR of l,nV resolution. L. B. Shop- pnrd of the railroad conductors cbnrged Hint polltlcol motives Inspired the action of some of the delegates, nnd to others It wns apparent that the steel strike Issues really were respon sible for the attitude taken by the majority of the capital group. President Wilson, on his sick bed, bad dictated nnd signed a letter to the members of the conference pleading for continuance of the sessions until a solution of Industrial relations was reached, and this wns read by Chair man Lane, but It did not have the de sired effect on Gompers and his col-' leagues. When the labor group quit, the em plo.vers followed suit, disclaiming re- P""slblllty the flnsco. Pre President I vvnson nsKcn mo representatives of the public to continue the work alone, but this was deemed useless nnd the con ference broke up entirely. The utter failure of the Industrial conference to necoinpllsh anything Is disappointing enough, but public at tention Is centered Just now on another lnbor trouble Hint Is Imminent the thrcntnned strike of soft coal miners which Is set for November 1. Secre- tnry of Lnbor Wilson has been work Ing desperately to avert this, nnd made n proposal that would grunt the miners nn Increased wage, but that Ignored their demand for n SO-hour week. The miners' committee formally reected this offer, though It wns thought the operators would agree to It, and the lenders of the miners left Washington nt once to prepare for the struggle, The territory Involved Is the "central competitive district," Including west orn Pennsylvania, Ohio. Indiana and Illinois. Secretary Wilson and the oMior gov- ernment olllclnls directly Involved In tuts matter did not nunounce their pinns ror the future, but they have in tlinatcd that If necessnry, In order to Insure a supply of conl to consumers, tne mines will be kept open nnd oner nted by the government, with troops on gunril. congress also may Inter l venu If -the efforts of the government full. Already In both house and sen- nte measures nre being framed Hint would declare It a crime to Incite a strike In coal mines. Senator Fre llnghuyscn wns especially severe In his comment on the miners' demands, and took the occasion to denounce trnde unionism under its present lead ership ns u "new autocracy" tending towurd bolshevism. On the surface there Is little change In the steel strike situation, but the American Federation of Labor and some stnte labor associations, notably that of Illinois, cair.e out strong for unlimited support of the strikers, both morally nnd financially. In the con vention of the Illinois Federation of Labor n general strike wns advocated n order to "stop the wheels of Indus try and bring Gnry to his knees." The labor leaders are planning to spread the strike In various directions nnd rejoiced nt the nctlon of the offlelnls of the railway brotherhoods giving the workers permission to tnke such ac tion ns they mny find necessary In each district. This mny menu the men operating the lines Into steel plnnts will quit work. Lnst Wednesday wns the Inst day on which steel strikers could return to their Jobs and save their seniority and pension rights, and mnny of them did go buck to the mills. The rnllrontl workers of the country, who nre demnndlng Increased wages, time nnd n half overtime, the eight hour dny, nnd changes In working con ditions, are prepnrlng for n finish fight with tho railroad administration, ac cording to what Timothy Shea, chief of the firemen, told tho administra tion's board of working conditions. Slien's dntn nnd claims were strongly combated by A. O. Wharton, who left the presidency of the rallwny em ployees, department of the Amerlcnn Federation of Labor to become n member of the board. Director General Hlnes put a sud den end to the strike of express drivers In New York by threatening to fill their places with troops, but efforts to settle the longshoremen's strike there were futile and the food shortage In the metropolis grew worse dally with prices souring. In order Hint there should be no further delay In govern ment work on transports nnd other vessels, Secretary of War Maker sent a large number of troops to the port to tnke the places of strikers, nnd the latter were warned that interfer ence with the soldiers would be met with bullets. The troops. It wns de clared by the nrmy oflleinls, would do only government work. Although some of the longshoremen's locals have voted to nhnndon the strike nnd It Is disapproved by their International olllcers, most of the men refuse to re turn to work unless they arc given $1 an hour and $2 an hour for overtime.. The senate committee on foreign re lations prepared the ground for the final battle over the treaty -with Oer many by adopting 14 reservations and a preamble to the resolution of rati fication providing Hint America's rati fication of the pact shall not be effec tive until the reservations have been nccepted by three of the four chief al lied nations, Great Mrltaln. France, Italy and .lapiin. The reservations, which Senator Lodge snld will be supported by a majority In the senate1, are framed to accomplish the following: To give the United States unquali fied right of withdrawal from tho league upon notice bv congress. To relieve the United States of any obligation to preserve the terri torial Integrity or political Independ ence of any country under article X or to go to war under any article un less congress so decides by act or Jojnt resolution. To provide that no mandate may be accepted by the United States ex cept by express authorization of con gress. To protect the sovereignty of the United States over domestic questions To guard the Monroe doctrine by declaring It outside the Jurisdiction of the league. To declare the dissent of the United States from the Shantung settlement. To protect American exports to Ger many from interference by the repn rations commission unless congress upproves. To remove the United Stntcs from nny obligation to contribute to tho lengue's expenses unless congress na thorlzes such appropriation. To reserve tho right of the United Stntes to decide for itself the size of Its armament. To reserve the right of the United States to refrain from entering Into the economic boycott provided for In article 10 of the league covenant. To Invalidate nny net of the league in so far ns it affects the United States, unless the American represen tative on the league council or assem bly hns been confirmed by the senate. To protect the rights of American citizens under the articles of the trea ty dealing with debts and property. To relieve the United States of nny obligation to assume trusteeship for any of the German overseas posses sions surrendered to the allied and associated powers. To reserve the right of the United States to refuse to submit to the league any question affecting the vital Interests and nntlonnl honor of the United Stntes. Senntor Hitchcock, speaking for the proponents of the trenty as It stands, said the reservations were utterly ob noxious nnd Hint 40 Democrats would vote against ratification with such conditions. The preamble he consid ered especially objectionable. Bringing up unexpected strength to the defense of Petrograd, the bolshcv lkl succeeded In postponing tho fnll of that city, thotich their oflleinls moved to Moscow with nil their rec ords. At latest reports, the troops of I the Itusslan northwest nrmy were but n few miles from Petrogrnd nnd the fighting wns severe. It Is known Hint General Yudenltch's men are not well equipped, nnd they nre not numerous; therefore the Finns nre expecting that he will reconsider his refusnl to nc- cept the help they offered him some time ngo. In the Volga region General Denlklne clnlmed to linve defeated the bolsbevlkl near Kompshln, but the soviet government announced that Denlklne's advance on Moscow from the south had been definitely stopped. According to the British admiralty, the story of the bombardment nnd capture of Kronstadt by British nnvnl forces wns untrue; but lnst week a messnge from Ilelslngfors snld French warships had been shelling the fort ress for several days. Two bolshevik torpedo boat destroyers nttneked Brit ish and Ksthonlan vessels In the Gulf of Flulnnd and were promptly sunk. The Letts continued their strugggle for the possession of Itlgn with the Germans, who nre under the command of Col. Avaloff-Bermond since Von der Goltz quit. The Germans claim to be carrying on their campaign ngalnst the bolsbevlkl and to have offered nn armistice to the Letts. They have been Joined by nn entire regiment Hint bnd been stationed nt Thorn to guard the Germnno-Pollsh frontier. The Amerlcnn mission to Armenln under "Major General Harbord arrived at Constantinople after a strenuous trip In the course of which the mem bers, except Harbord. were captured by Kurds nnd held prisoners for sev eral hours. Correspondents who bnve Interviewed the commissioners sny most of them nre opposed to America's accepting n mandate for Armenia or any other pnrt of the former Turkish empire unless the other powers first pledge themselves to a policy of hands ofi". Premier Lloyd George found himself up ngalnst another "crisis" nlmost Im mediately after the opening of pnrlla incur. By an unexpected shift of tho line-up the government was defeated on a minor aniendnient to a pending measure. But because only about half the members were present It was be lieved the cabinet would not consider it necessary to resign, as Is customary when It finds Itself outvoted. The French military authorities have unearthed a great conspiracy In Alsace-Lorraine having for Its object the establishment of an nutonouious republic. The lender has confessed It wns finnnced by Germans nnd that n relative of Bethmnnn-Hollweg wns Hie Intermediary between tho Merilp for eign office and the conspirators. APPEALS TO HERS WILSCN URGES THAT STRIKE ORDER BE RECALLED. GREAT WRONG TO THE NATION President Avers Laws of Land Will be Enforced To Protect the In terests of the Country. Washington. President Wilson la sued a statement Saturday from his Kick-bed to the coal minora of the nation saying u coal strike at this time would be a grave moral nnd le gal wrong ngalnst government nnd people. Law will be enforced, said the presi dent, and menus will be found to pro tect the Interests of the nation In any emergency that may nrlse. The president declared that Ibis "Is n time for plain speaking" and told the miners the ctrlke "would be wrong both morally and legally." The president requested the mine workers' oflleinls to recall tho strike order, which Is to go Into elTect No vember L Tiie president's statement followed two lengthy sessions of the cabinet, nt which the whole Industrial situa tion was reviewed. The cabinet un animously agreed that a new round table industrial conference should be called, representing the publlc and not divided into groups. It will have a membership of fifteen. The cabinet will recommend to the president tho personnel of the Indus trial conference. ' "Tills is one of the gravest steps over proposed in this country," said the president, referring to the miners' strike. "It Is proposed to abrogate an ngreeinent us to wages which wus made with the sanction of the United . States fuel administration and which was to run during the continuance, of the war, hut not beyond April 1, 1020." The president urged arbitration of the dispute. SLAIN BY MEXICANS. Bodies of Dead Aviators Brought Back to United States. San Diego, Cal. It Is officially an-' nounced here that Lleuts. Cecil II. Connolly of Sun Diego and Frederick B. Waterliouso of Weiser, Idaho, army aviators missing since August '21, were slain In Lower California by two Mexican fishermen. The announcement was made upon the arrival hero of the destroyer Anron Ward, bringing the bodies of the two aviators from BalrWi Los Angeles on the Gulf of Lower California; to which point they had flown after losing their way In n border patrol flight from Yunin, Ariz., to San Diego. According to Mnj. It. S. Brat ton, head of tho nillltnry pnrty Kent from here to recover the bodies, the slay ers were from a Mexlcun sloop, their Identity Is known to both the United States und Mexican governments, and steps nre being taken to capture them. The destroyer also brought a part of a story of the sufferings endured by the young aviators In the form of notes scrawled In pnrt on the wings and fuselnge of the Di Ilavllund air plane In which Connolly and Water house made their last flight. Some of these messages, evidently written when the aviators had almost lost hope of being found, were of such a tragic nn ture that Major Bratton asked the newspaper reporters to refrain from using them, out of consideration of the officers' families. Not to Obey Strike Order. Washington. Timothy Shea bus given notice; to congress Hint the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Knglnemen, of which ho is acting president, would not observe pending nntl-strlke legislation If enacted into law. Such nn attempt to single out rail road employes nnd deprive them of what he termed the economic rlghi of workers to strike, to prevent In justice must be nccepted, ho said, in connection with other information, which tlio railroad brotherhoods have as a foregone conclusion, thai the railroads contemplate a general reduc tion In wages when the government surrenders control nnd desires such a mensuro to forestall a strike. Austria Ratifies Treaty. Vienna. The Austrian national as sembly ratified the peace treaty of St. Germain. The ratification wns voted without debate. The German party alone opposed favorable action. Movie Actress Scout Captain. N-nv York. Miss Marguerite Clark, popular motion picture star, Is to be come a Girl Scout captain nnd lead a troup of scouts. She offered Iter for vices at Scout headquarters' and was Immediately accepted. Doctors Contemplate Strike. Madrid. Failure of the municipal Ity of Xeres to pay the municipal due. tors their salaries may precipitate a strike by all the doctors In tin prov ince of Seville. Operators Must Meet Demands. Des Moines, In. I!euvsentaMve.s of miners' local unions in district United Minn Workers of America, say n strike November l Is enovltiible un less operators meet doiuomlH for , In creased wages , and .shorter working days.