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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF rimolv News Culled From All Parts of the State, Reduced for the Busy. SCORES OF EVENTS COVERED The Nebraska college of agriculture stock Judging team, composed of II. K. Forlnn, Octavlu; I. K. Heppcrly, Nor folk; M. V. Kupplus, West I'olnt; L. 0. NoyoH, Waterloo; O. II. Powell, Al liance; W. 10. Weldburg, Lincoln; Karl .1. Yntos, Geneva; DeLoss I'. Moulton, IJiue Springs, and headed by Prof. II. .T. Granillch, left Lincoln last week for a trip through Iowa, Indiana and 1III- nois ucrore going to Chicago to com pete at the International livestock ex position the first week In December. Nearly COO delegates attended tho annual convention of tho Nebraska Farmers Co-Operatlve Grain and Live Stock Association ut Omaha. .T. S. C'anudy of Mlndcn was elected presi dent of the association, It being his seventeenth term to that ofllce. Other olllcors chosen were : E. P. Hubbard, Juunlta, vice-president; .7. W. Short hill, Omahn, re-elected secretary. Eric Johnson, Hustings, and J. It. Morrison of Chappell, directors. Threo members of tho Ncbruska City camp of tho Woodmen Circle, an auxil iary to tho Woodmen of tho World, have brought suit against the supreme forest of tho Woodmen Circle ia en join tho parent organization from put ting Into effect a proposed new rate schedule on or about January 1. A report submitted to tho state fin ance department from Oage county shows that farm land transfers In tho county during tho past season totals the enormous sum of .$2,095,1)98. Tho report, submitted by tho county clerk, covers the salo of 17,012 acres and In cludes only bonl-fldo sales. The state supreme court Is expected soon to decide whether Nebraska vot ers havo tho right to vote next fall on the question of approving or rejecting the notion of Its legislature Inst Jan uary 10 In ratifying the federal prohi bition nmendmcnt. Governor McKelvlo has requested Sccrotary of War Baker to reduce the national guard requirements frcm 100 to slxty-flvo men, on the ground that in smaller communities not enough ell glides enn be found for n fidl federal guard company. Drastic action has been taken nt Oninha to conserve the small supply of coal on hnnd. Until the situation Is relieved nil schools, churches, plnces of amusement and non-essential Indus tries will receive no more fuel. At thu State Good Itonds nsspdu tlon meeting at Grand Island Georgo W0I7. of Fremont was re-elected presl dent; O. O. Smith of Kearney, vice president; and Charles II. Roper of Lincoln, secretary-treasurer. Lauren Ireton, 35, Hooker county vouchor, was found frozen to death near his ranch home.. Ho was hunting and Is supposed to have fallen Into tho Distant river nnd frozen beforo ho could reach tho house, Nebraska dairymen, whose milk and creatn Is retailed, must have their herds tested for tuberculosis before February 1, 1020, Secrctnry Leo Stuhr of tho stnto department of agriculture announced. A resolution endorsing nntlonal leg Islatlon for the regulation of tho meat Industry was pnswa nt tho annual meeting of tho Nebraska Livestock Breeders' Association nt Lincoln, Stock Issues totaling over $40,000, 900 havo been approved by tho state of Nebraska since August 3, 1018, uc cording to tho state bureau of securl tlos. High school students nt West Point have established a newspaper to bo known as tho "West Pointer." It will ho devoted exclusively to school topics Tho sum of 10,000 Is being expended to enlarge tho Mnplchurst hotel, nt Schuyler, by the addition of ono story and tho modernizing of the rooms. uuwnru aiuui, a newspaper man plans to begin publication of n news paper nt Odell. Odell has been with out a paper for several months. Hcntrlco Post, American Legion, tins instituted a movement to revive Com pany 0, Nebraska 'national guard. Newman Grovo citizens are taking preliminary stops to pave the principal strcetn of the city next spring, All evening gatherings at tho Stnto Normul school nt Kennioy have been canceled to conserve coal. Over 5100 empty freight enrs hnve been sent from Omulm'to tho western part of tho state to enable farmers to transport to market" 1,000,000 bUshels of wheat lying exposed on the ground, In spite of t)io recent drop In tho price oi corn, wourusKa Rtocitmen could secure, moro for theV grain If sold direct than can be realized If fed to hogs and the porkers sold on tho open market, according to P. K, Whelpton of tho Stnto College of Agriculture, who says present high prices cannot bo luld to the price the farmers receive for their product. Discovery of productive oil wells In western Nebrnskn m tho near future Is predicted by Dr. Georgo U. Condrn of tho University of Nebrnskn. Broken Bow Methodists nro to build ii new church that will seat moro than 800. It Is also planned to construct it modern pursonngo In connection with the now edifice. Moro than 82,000 members havo been enrolled" In the Red CrosH member ship drive- throughout Nebraska, ac cording to reports received by L. W. Proctor, state director of tho Red Cross at Omalm. Following nearly forty-flvo years In tlio ministry, more than twenty-eight of wlilclt was spent ns rector of All Saint's Episcopal church nt Omahn, tho Rev. ThonioH .T. Mackay, oldest ac tive minister In the Nehrnska metrop olis, has resigned his pastorate, owing to falling health. During his career as minister no has oillclated nt 1)00 baptisms, 700 confirmations and per formed 700 marriages. 'Die largest cement bridge In Su perior, nnd tho largest In tho county. except for tho river bridge, which hns hern under construction on tho out skirts of the city for the past few months, has been completed. Tho bridge Is to be used on n road that will be built to a cement plant, which Is lo bo constructed there next spring. The riot nt Omnha, September 28. wns caused by crimes agnlnst women nnd undue criticism of public olllclnls, according to a report of a special grand Jury which Investigated the dis aster and returned indictments ngalnst moro than 100 persons for participa tion in the disorders. Freight trains on the Kansas City and Northwestern railroad, running between Virginia, this state, and Kan sas City,- have been put back Into serv ice, following discontinuance of all service when It wns announced that tho road was not paying operating ex penses. O. W. Lnngley, Cortland farmer. churged with shooting and killing 0. II. J'feirrer, Justice of the peace, at Cortland last August, pleaded not guilty In district court In IJeatrlco. Ills case was set for tho December term of court. Secretary of Public Welfare Antles announces that Dr. Phillip II. Bnrthol' omew, formerly a physician nt Blue Hill, and until a few months ngo In military service, hns been nppolnted head of tho division of venereal dis eases to succeed Major R. T. Leader. a wo I. W. W. members, nrrested at Fremont, were sentenced to 00 days each In the county Jail, charged with vagrancy. County Attorney Cook says ho will prosecute to tho fullest extent of the law all I. W. W. who lire nr rested In Fremont. Bloomfleld men nnd boys Just finish ed a cnmpnlgn to rid tho town of rnts, which resulted In 523 of tho destruc tive animals being slnughtered, nnd prizes amounting to $32.25 being car ried off by champion rodent killers. A horse belonging to a fnrmer near St. Paul died suddenly. A "post-mortem" to ascertain tho cnuse developed that tho horse had swallowed a live- pound window weight. How the ani mal got It down Is beyond surmise. An election will bo held next Satur day at Sidney for the purpose of vot ing seventy-llvo thousand dollars worth of bonds to complete the new ward school building nnd to pay for the site on which It Is placed. In an oiTort to save coal stores at Aurora hnvo been requested to close nt 5:30 p. in., picture shows to glvo but ono program each evening, power to bo cut off from 5 p. m. to 8 a. in., nnd street lights discontinued. Fred Krug, 80, millionaire Omaha pioneer, president of tho Fred Krug Products compnny, and founder of tho first brewery In Nebrnskn, died nt Omaha a fow dnys ngo. Cornhu8kers In Gngo county are jald to bo ranking all tho way from $0 to $8 n dny and board. Some far mers are paying as high ns 10 cents a bushel, Including board, for tho work. Mullen's new power plant, replacing tho old one which burned down Inst year, Is In operation. Mullen now has electric lights for tho first time since Inst fall. Flro believed to hnvo been caused by an overheated furnace destroyed tho Catholic church of Assumption, near Roseland. Tho loss is plnced nt $85,000. Lincoln hns been selected as tho meeting place for tho stnto training conference of the Iutcrchurch World Movement for Isebraska. December SI, 4 nnd 5 nro tho conference dates Tho manager of n Lincoln theater wnsf nrrested for placing chulrs In tho nlslo of tho playhouse nnd was fined nnu C081B, vcunugo H new i),uuu wnier pinnt Is cxrtected to be completed early next summer. Work on tlio project has al- ready begun. A special election, held nt St. Ed ward, to decldo tho question of Sunday lyric, resulted In favor of tho lyric by 30 majority. About 45 dental students took tho examination before the SthTe Dental board ut the state house In Lincoln. l"ho Nebrnskn State Irrigation As soclatlon will cqnveno nt Bridgeport, December 17 fpr a threc-dny meet. Poultry rnlserK In Dodgo county nro making big money on their flocks snya County Agent Qhrlstlo. A farmer near Arlington, lib reports, for tho first ten months of tho year Bold $1,800 worth of ' egg. and )oultry from n flqck of , Tho University of Nebrnskn wns vie tor, 10 to 7, In n football game nt Lin coin with Kansas, university, which terminated athletic relations between tho iwo schools. Tim breaking off of relations followed Nebraska's refusal to observe, tho Valley rule of playing nil games on tho home eaippus. Governor McKelvlo lias demanded n thorough Investigation to determine whether or not the Omahn police has been derelict In their duty beforo or during tho riot of September 28. Methodists of Fremont nre planning to build n new church next year. fund of $25,000 had been raised for the project In 1017, but tho venture was cancelled because of the war. The stnto aid rond fund received Ilttlo boost from tho federnl govenv ment the other day when a check for $81,270.80 nrrlved nt the ofllce of Stato Treasurer Cropsey. 1 Bread line of steel strikers outside their commissary at Youngstown, Ohio. 2 Two thousand Itnlluns board ing tho Guiscppl Verdi at New York to sail for Italy, because, ns many of them said, they had been deprived of tbclr beer nnd wine. 3 Head of the grent wooden stntue of Hlndenburg which was used ns a means to raise funds during tho war, lying In tho Tlergnrten, Berlin. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENT reaty and Covenant of League Killed for Present by the Ac tion of the Senate. OTH SIDES DISOWN BLAME Ratification With Modified Reserva. tlons May Come at Next Session Efforts to Avert Coal Shortage Disaster President Wil son Summons New In dustrial Confer ence. By EDWARD W. PICKARD. The treaty with Germany, Including the covenant of the League of Nations, is (lend for the present so far as tho United States Is concerned. Everyone knows that, but opinions as to who killed It differ Irreconcilably. The lethal dose administered to the pact In tho senate was compounded of stubbornness?, desire for revenge, per sonal pride, partisanship and desire to1 protect America against tho moro or less Imaginary plots of foreign na tions. Who contributed theso various elements tho reader can tell as well as the writer. Tho firmness of the president and his most ardent supporters lasted Just n little too long. Otherwise a compro mise might have been reached which would have been measurably satisfac tory to all except a few Irreconcllables so few that they would have been snowed under. But when Senator Hitchcock took to Mr. Wilson In his sick room the news that Senntor Lodge nnd his followers hnd ndoptcd the com mltteo list of reservntions, the presl dent declared he would pigeonhole the treaty If It were ratified In that shape, nnd asked tho Democratic senators to vote solidly ngnlnst the rntlflcntlon. He gave no hint thnt ho would nccept any compromise, nnd tho Republicans, with the few Democrats who had stood with them all through the fight, there upon brought the matter to n final vote at on co, For four and a half hours there were roll calls and parliamentary maneuv ers In the course of which Hitchcock vainly tried to get a vote on u milt1 reservation resolution, but the Ropub Hcans were tooangry to listen to him. Twice the senate voted on the Lodge resolution of ratification with reserva tions nnd twice It wns defeated, thr first" time by 39 to 55 and tho scconc' tlmo by 41 to 51. Between these ml calls a vote was taken on Underwood' resolution for unquulUlcd rntlflintloi This wns benten, 38 to 53. On tlu Lodge resolution 13 Republicans vote In tho negative both times. These sen ntors had declared themselves ngnlnst tho treaty and league unreservedly. The mild reservation Republicans could havo been captured for a com promise If Mr, Wilson and Senntor Hitchcock had started on that lino earlier, but nt? it was Lodge was able to hold them In lino throughout. While the trenty Is admittedly dead, It may be brought to life at the regu lar session which begins Monday, De cember 1. If President Wilson re-sub-mlts It to-the senate and shows a dis position to accept moillfled reserva tions, It Is not unlikely that It will be ratified In such n way that the other powers? will acquiesce. Tho alterna tive beforo tho senate will bo adoption of the resolution Introduced by Sen ator Lodge Just beforo adjournment Wednesday night nnd referred to the commltteo on foreign relations with out debate. This declares tho statt of war between tho United States and Germany to bo nt an end. It requires the concurrence of tho house but, ac cording to general practice, no action by the president follows. Senator Bornh, ono of tho Irreconcll Abies, who wants to keep tho Unlfed states wholly nloot from the affairs of . "check off system for tho collection tho rest of tho world, predict! that the ' of union dues. Irenty, with the lenguornvvnant Includ- ed, nnd with the Lodge roervntlons 1 President Wilson hns taken thf ad- Romewhnt modified, will ultimately be ', vlro of the group representing the pub ratified. According to Mr. HUchcock, ik In the recent futile Industrial eo ninny of the reservations nro objection- ' fmence nnd hna colled another, the del- able chiefly because of tho language In which they are couched. Advices from London and Paris lead to the belief that if such objections were removed the other great powers would not hes Itato to nccept the Anierlcnn reserva tions. They all feel thnt without the participation of tho United States the League of Nations would be a phan tom thing, and In the words of Gen eral Smuts: "The machinery of the league Is wanted to save civilization from dissolving Into fragments, from falling Into decny. It alone can save tottering Europe." One London correspondent says most Englishmen with n knowledge of world affairs would not be unplensed to sec the lengue plan fall, because they de sire an Anglo-Franco-Amerlcnn alli ance rather than a league In which ev ery little nation would have equal pow ers with the great nations. French ofllclals were disappointed hut not surprised by the action of the American sennte. They are moro In terested Jus?t now In the fate of tho Franco-Amcrlcnn defense pnet It Is taken for granted that the allied pow ers will put the Versailles treaty Into effect not later thnn December 1. Be fore this Is done, Germany must sign the protocol to tho treaty. The Ger man delegates are objecting to the pro vision requiring them to make repara tion for the wnrshlps sunk In Scapa Flow and want to nrgue the question. So fnr the government's legal vic tory over the striking coal miners has proved but hollow. The union leaders said no court action could compel the men to work, nnd up to the present they hnve mude good on that proposi tion. In some fields some mines hnve resumed operation, bui tho number Is so smnll that the situation Is growing decidedly desperate. Many trains have been cancelled and industries all over tho country are becoming alarmed. When he opened the conference be tween the operator? and the mine un ion leaders In Washington. Secrctnry of Labor Wilson told them they must get together. Later Fuel Administra tor Garfield laid before the scnle com mittees figures thnt demonstrated these two things: That tlio CO per cent Incrense de tnnnded by the miners Is unreason able nnd Impossible. That the operators have a margin heretofore paid out in excess profit axes upon which to bnse an Increuso of wages to the miners without neces sitating n rise In the price of conl to the public. Pr. Garfield then told the conferees that tho country must and should have conl, nnd vyhlle he uttered no threats, It was the belief In Washington that If nn ngreemcnt were not renched, the government would resort to extreme measures. What these woub' be can only be conjectural, though It may be It would follow the example of KtinwiH nnd North Dakota, where the state hns taken over the operation of the mines by proclamation of the governor, Again It can only be guessed how, In rucIi case, laborers would be obtained. Meanwhile Director General Hlnes of the railroad administration Is doing vcrythlng possible to conserve the nn oil's supply of coal and to distribute t equitably. Ho has forbidden any mneccpsnry use of fuel by railroads 'Uid Industrial plants. Also he has placed n censorship on nil news con cerning tho coal situation because, he -aid, of false rumors thnt hnd been attributed to ofllclals of the administra tion. Mr. Hlnes Is cspeclnlly endeav oring to keep as much traffic and In- Uistry moving as Is possible and Is re- islng freight traffic to reduce unnec .ssnry mileage. The announced pr! irlty In allowancos nnd deliveries Is being continued. So fur there has been no embargo placed on freight. In Colorado another strike of coal minors was called on Friday by the district president becnue of ullcsn (tons that not nil tho striking miners hud been given re-employment. Those who were not fnken buck, said the op tratort, were connected with the I. , V. W. Hundreds of minora In the New Ulvtir fields of West Virginia who hnd returned to work quit ngnln becnuso tho operators had discontinued the egntcs to which nre not divided up In to groups. He hns? invited 17 men to bo members of this new conference nnd hns nsked them to meet In Wash It gtoti on December 1. The citizens thus honored nre: Secretnry Wilson of the lnbor depart ment; former United States Attorney- General Thomas W. Gregory; former United States Attorney-General George W. Wlckershnm ; former Food Admin istrator Herbert 0. Hoover: former Secretnry Oscnr S. Straus of the com merce depnrtment: Henry M. Robin son of Pnsadenn, Cal Prof. Frank W. Taussig, former chnlrmnn of the tariff commission; former Governor Snmuel W. McCall of Massachusetts; former Governor Martin H. Glynn of Now York ; former Governor nenry C. Stuart of Virginia; Dr. W. O. Thompson of OMo State university; Richard Hooker of Springfield, Mass., George T. Slade of St. Paul; Julius Rosenwald of Chicago ; Owen D. Young of New York city; IT. J. Waters of Manhattan, Kan.; Stanley King of Bos ton. In his letter of Invitation the presl- dent snys: "It Is not expected thnt you will deal directly with any con dition which exists today, but that you may be fortunate enough to find such ways as will avoid the repetition of these deplorable conditions." The bolshevlkl, while still ostensibly trying for peace with the Baltic na tions and ultimately with the entente, nro scoring decided successes ngnlnst the Russian nrmles that oppose them. "Kolchnk and his Siberian forces have been driven further east and hnve giv en up Omsk, the seat of their govern ment, nnd several other Important cit ies. The soviet commanders claim to have captured 28,000 of Kolchak's men at Omsk. General Denlklne also has given ground beforo tho bolshevlkl In southwestern Russia. The campaign of General Yudenltch against Potro- grud hns collnpsed nnd nfter retrent Ing to Estbonln he resigned his com mand In the effort to avoid Internment of his troops by the Esthonlnns. Some 20,000 of his men, It Is reported, Joined the bolshevik army. In Vladivostok there was n two days rebellion bended by General Galdn. Af ter bloody combnts In the streets and suburbs Gnldn wns wounded nnd cap tured and the revolt was quelled. D'AnnunzIo pulled off another spec tacular stunt, which may or may not mean anything. Lenvlng Flume, he proceeded' with some warships to Zarn where nmldst the plnudlts of the populnce he formnlly ndded the Dal matian coast to the Italian domain Spalato, he promised, should come next The general elections In France re- suited In a great rout of the radicals, They lost many seats in tne ennmuer nnd Clemencenu's victory wns so pro nounced thnt his elcvntlon to tho pres idency of France Js considered not un likely. Real trouble with Mexico looms us a result of the arrest of Consular Agent Jenkins nt Puebln on chnrges connect- j 8er0usly Injured In n fight nt Boga ed with his abduction and ransom. The lust I1Cnr here, between union labor government warned Mexico that Jenk- eaders and members of the American Ins must be released nnd that uny Legion. Although bullets were shower further molestation of htm would "so I cu- at them for several minutes, the rlously affect the relations between the 0glon men suffered only one casualty. United States nnd Mexico, for which he shooting followed an alleged at the government 'of Mexico would as- tempt to prevent the arrest of n negro sumo sole responsibility." The Mexl- j wi, mi been trying to organize the cans accused Jenkins of collusion with colored labor of Bognlusn, and for the bnndlts who kidnaped him. whom n warrant had been issued. At the request of the government the Supreme court Is expediting Its hear ing of the cases for and ngalnst the wnr-tlme prohibition net nnd the en forcement law. Arguments began Thursday nnd the court promised nn early decision. In this connection It was officially stated that the president would make no move to rescind the war-tlmo prohibition net until pence hod been formnlly declared. P Is now predicted that the "wet" peilod, If there Is any, will ho very short. Secretary of tho Treasury Glass has entered tho senate ns successor to the late Senator Martin of Virginia. Mr. Glass accepted tho appointment on the advice of President Wilson. It was said his place at tho bend of the treac ury would be filled by John Skellou Williams, whose appointment .is eon troller of the currency has not been confirmed by the senate. ten mm m FIFTEEN CRUSHED TO DEATH IN. EFFORT TO ESCAPE FLAMES. FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED Rapid Spread of Fire Causes Throng In VI lie Piatt, La., Hall, to Become Panicky Show Crowd Saved. Vllle Piatt, La. Twenty-live per sons, most of them women and girls, lost their lives here In u lire which quickly destroyed n frame building In which 300 of the village folk were mak ing merry at a dance. Fifteen others were seriously Injured and search of the ruins was expected to udd to the list of the dead. Ten of the dancers were burned to death nnd others were crushed In a stampede to reach the street down a narrow stairway while the flames were sweeping rapidly from the lower floor. More than a score of babies, tucked safely away In n little nursery on the same floor with the dance hall, were rescued by mothers who had taken them there along with their children of dancing nge. Some of thu young sters were picked up nnd. hurled bodily Into the outstretched arms of people In the street below. The lire started In n grocery store and u tongue of Hume renched out nnd startled n crowd In n moving picture theater In the same building with the grocery store and dance hall. A man standing near the door shouted to the audience to irtove out quietly nnd none were hurt. The Humes spread so rapidly that tho whole lower lloor was a roaring blaze before the dancers In the hall above were aware of their danger. Instantly there wns n pnnlc, and the crowd, men, women nnd children made a mad rush for the single exit, the narrow stnlrwny lending down the side of the burning butldlng. This soon wns choked, nnd many of those who were trapped escaped through win dows to the roof of an adjoining build ing. SEEKS MORE POWER". D'AnnunzIo Preparing to Occupy All' of Dalmatia, Reports Say. Geneva. Gabrlele D'AnnunzIo Is preparing for the occupation of the whole of Dalmatia, according to Bel grade dispatches. The Dalmatians hnve sent n delegntlon to Belgrade to request prompt nnd energetic meas ures by the Serbian government against D'Anmmzio's projects. The Jugo-Slav population of Zani Is re ported to be In revolt. Many tied from the town on the entrance of the Italians. Serbs Ready to Fight. Venice. A Serbian division, 12,000 strong, and composed of picked men, has been concentrated nt Spnlulo, on the Dalmatian coast, ready to oppose D'AnnunzIo, If he approaches that city, according to Information reach ing Admiral Andrews, commander of the American forces In the Adriatic, oa board the armored cruiser Pittsburg. COED SHOOTS RIVAL. Ohio College Girl Dangerously Wounds Chum Over Love Affair. Delnware, O. Staid Ohio Wcsleynu college Is thrilled with the details of the most sensntlonal love "triangle" case In, Its history, which was cli maxed by the confession of Blanche Davidson, 19, freshman coed, thnt, ac tuated by Jealousy, she fired the mys tery shot which seriously wounded Gladys Racey, also a coed, ns she as cended the stairway ,of Gray's chapel. The confession came, nccordlng.to the police, following n long grilling. The girl, nt llrst defiant, becnine tenrful and finally told the officers her story. A revolver wrapped In n woman'. stocking found near the scene of the j shooting gave the police the clue which , icu iiicm to Buspcci jmss jltuyiuhuii. CLASH WITH UNION MEN. Legion Members and Unionists Battle at New Orleans, La. New Orleans, La. Three men are ritwirf p1 IcIIIimI nnd (lilrtv ip mrii-it Bank Robbers Shoot Watchman. Yorktown, In. Bank robbers who were surprised In the act of blasting the safe In the Yorktown Savings bank here, wounded Rudy Ilennlnger, the. watchman, and escaped with about ?500. Another Mine Strike Likely, Phoenix, Ariz. Unless a alx-hour day Is granted copper mine workers In Arlzoun next spring, a statewide strike will be declared, union olllclnls an nounced. ociiaic M-iiuM riciiBca ucrmany. Berlin. Germans, and particularly, the Junkers, are rejoicing, over tlio defeat of the pence treaty In the United States senate. This, they de clare, menus the United Stales and Germany will negotiate a s-cpurnte tnv