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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
DECIDE ON PEACE WITHOUT THE U.S. Supreme Peace Council to Put Pact Into Effect De cember 1. FRANKLIN D'OLIER DOCTOR MUELLER We;WORLD President Invites 17 Men to Join in Conference to Solve Na tion's Labor Crisis. 60NAR LAW FIGHTS DELAY FORMER GOVERNORS NAMED CREEL'S BUREAU IN CONFUSION NEW INDUSTRIAL MEETIN8 DEC. 1 Can't Delay Action on Ratification of the Treaty Any Longer No Slack enlng In England's Determina tion to Take Lead. 1 Purls, Nov. 24. Tho supreme coun ell agreed upon December 1 ns tho date when tho German pence treaty iwlll ho fonnnlly ratified. Further Informal discussions have 'been held with tho German rcpre tscntntlves now hero In connctlou with tho notification bv tho utiles that n 'protocol must bo signed by Germany guaranteeing immanent uj. -jistiee conditions. Thcso discussions Have been confined chiefly to the meth ods of procedure In considering the protocol. As yet tho Germans have not stated whether they will sign the document. The American delegation Is still Avlthout Instructions ns to Its partici pation In the peace conference, follow ing the failure of the sennto to rntlfy tho treaty, but Henry White attended tho meeting of tho supremo council as -representative of the United States, Undersecretary Polk being absent in London, and the entire delegntlon Is continuing its work in the belief that ft compromise ratification resolution Will bo agreed to In the United States Senate. This view Is apparently shared by most of tho members of the council, who nre anxious for a continuance of the United States In tho deliberations of the peace-making body. The coun ell, however, is working out plans so thnt the enforcement of tho treaty will ot bo hindered If tho United States fulls to ratify the treaty later. Jules Cnmbon of the French delega tion presided over the council's ses sion In tho nbsenco of Foreign Minis ter Pichon. The next Meeting will be held Monday. Stephen Pichon, French foreign min ister, and Sir Eyre Crowe, nsslstnnt undersecretary for foreign affairs of Great Britain exchanged ratifications 3f tho treaty guaranteeing British old to France if, without provocation, she 1s attneked by Germany. Tho announcement of ratification of the treaty caused considerable sur prise, because it hnd been generally understood that Great Britain would not ratify the trenty before like uctlon by the United Stntcs. Although tho treaty was ratified, It does not come Into force until tho sim ilar treaty with the United States Ijns been ratified. London, Nov.' 24. "The Inability of the United States representatives nt Paris to deposit President Wilson's ratification of the' German trenty at Hie same time those of other powers nre filed, will not prevent the remain ing allied and associated powers from proceeding to carry the trenty Into ef fect," said Andrew Bonnr Law, gov ernment leader In the house of com mons, In answer to numerous ques tions regnrdlng tho status of the trcntyns a result of tho American sen ate's action. In answer to a question from Sir 'Donald Maclean, Mr. Bonnr Law said : "Without doubt there will bo no slack ening In the determination of Great Britain to do all In her power to take the lead In seeing that the League of Nations becomes nn effective lnstru ' ment of humnn progrss. I think It would bo a mistake to assume that all possibility of help from tho United States Is gone." LONGSHOREMEN GIVEN RAISE Adjustment Committee Awards 2Zy2 Per Cent Increase to Deep Sea Workers. New York, Nov. 24. The national adjustment committee made an award of 80 cents an hour and $1,20 nn hour overtime to tho deep sea longshore men of the north Atlnntlc coast. This is nn Increase of 22Vd per cent In tho wage scale In force up to October 0 Inst. BARNEY SCHREIBER IS DEAD Famous American Turfman Expires of Apoplexy in Hotel at Cincinnati. . Clnclnnntl, Nov. 24. Barney Schrcl- bor, well-known turrmnn, died sudden ly iicro of apoplexy In his room nt n locnl hotel. Fall's Daughter Is a Bride. Three lllvcrs, N. M.. Nov. 24. Miss Jouctt Fall, youngest daughter of Sen . ntor and Mrs. Albert B. Fall, and Brant Freeman Elliott of Los Angeles were united In marriage nt tno Knil ranch near here. Food Dealers Face Arrest. Chicago, Nov. 24. Warrants chnrg w violations of the Lever food con trol uct for approximately 83 dealers 'n sugar ana owier wuus nure iBsueu jy United Stntes Commissioner Ma-ion. Lieut. Col. Franklin D'OIlcr, n yarn merchunt of Phlludelphla, who served an the general ttnff of tho A. K. F., was elected first national commander of tho American Legion nt tho con vention In Minneapolis. U. S. FIGHTS H. C. L DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO STOP PROFITEERING. Special Assistant Attorney General Tells How Government Is Proceed ing to Reduce Household Bills. Washlntong, Nov. 24. The depart ment of justice Is conducting a cam paign ugalnst tho high cost of living. Practically all of tho functions of the food administration have been turned over to the department of Justice. Howard 12. Flgg, special asslstunt to tho nttorney general In churgo of tho cumpalgn against high living costs, has written tho following article, showing how the government Is proceeding In its efforts to reduco the household bills. '"Shortly after the armistice was signed prices on practically nil the necessities of life started skyward. Tho fever of speculation was causing Inflated values nnd the necessity for curbing this upward tendency !u prices was brought to tho attention of the depnrtment of Justice, "The nttorney general was asked to undertake to reduco the high cost of living. "Congress llnally passed the amend ments to the food control net on the twenty-second dny of October. "At the season of tho yenr thnt sta tistics show us that all prices have had an upwnrd tendency In previous yours, tho depnrtment hns been ublo through Its cnmpnlgn to stop the up wnrd tendency of prices nnd In prac tically all food commodities to show a general reduction of from 2 to 35 per cent. "Tho department plans through Us present field organizations by prose cuting to the limit of tho law the prof iteer and hoarder nnd by nn extensive educntlonnl cnmpnlgn to bring certnln facts before the vAmerIcnp people. "It Is plnnncd through this cnm pnlgn of educntlon, by n direct nppeal to the women, to ducrense the demnnd on tho ncccssnrles until supply hns n chance to catch up. "Production must be Increased to meet the demand nnd until such time as production hns Increnscd demand must be deerensed to nllow the law of supply and demnnd to becomo op erative." BRITAIN TO AID FRANCE Treaty Guaranteeing English Help If Nation Is Attacked by Germany Is Ratified. Paris, Nov. 22. Stephen Pichon, French foreign minister, and Sir Eyro Crowe, assistant undersecretary for foreign affairs of Grent Brltnln, cx chnnged rntlflcntlons of tho trenty guaranteeing British aid to France If, without provocntion, she Is attneked by Germnny. FIND BODIES OF 18 SAILORS Remains of Crew of the Lake Steamer John Owen Are Recovered at MunUIng, Mich. Green Bay, Wis., Nov. 10. According to telephone reports received hero from Escunnbn, Mich., 18 bodies, be lieved to bo thoso of members of tho crew of the missing ore carrier stenrn or, John Owen, hnvo been recovered nt Munlslng, Mich., on the south shore of Lnko Superior. Steal Whisky Worth $60,000. Chicago, Nov. 24. Whisky burglars mnde n $00,000 haul from tho store rooms of Louis Stern & Co. Tho theft Is believed to bo the biggest of Its kind In Chlcngo slnco prohibition made liquor steals most popular. Sugar Output of Hawaii Drops. Honolulu, Hnwnll, Nov. 24. The sugar output of Hawaii for 1020 was estimated by the Sugar Factors Com pany, Ltd., nt 002,413 tons. This Is npproxlmntely 40,000 less than the out nut nf tho Islnnds In 1010. Secretary Wilson, Former Attorney Generals Wlckersham and Gregory and Oscar Straus, Among Those Summoned to Capital Wnshlngton, Nov. 22. President Wilson appointed a new Industrial con ference and culled It Into session hero December 1. Tho conference will ho composed of 17 men, Including government ofllclnls. business men and former members of tho cabinet and former governors of 1 states, and It will carry on tho work undertaken by tho national Industrial conference which foundered on Uio rock of collective bargaining. Tho personnel of tho conference fol lows : Secrctnry of Labor Wilson, former United States Attorney Generals Thom as W. Gregory and George W. Wicker shnm, formor Food Administrator Her bert Hoover, former Secrctnry of Com merce Oscar W. Strnus, Henry M. itob Inson, Pnsndcnn, Cnl.; Prof. Frank W. Tuusslg, former chairman of tl.o turlff commission; former Gov. Dnnlel W. McCnll of Mnssachusotts, former Governors Martin H. Glynn of N-w York and Henry C. Stuart of Virginia, Dr. W. O. Thompson, Ohio Stnto uni versity; Itlchnrd T. Slnde, St. Pnul ; Ju lius Itosenwnld, Chicago; Owen D. l oung of New York city, II. J. Waters of Manhattan, Kan., nnd Stanley King of Boston. The president's letter of Invitation follows: "In accordance with the suggestion given mo by the public group of tho recent Industrial conference, I am call ing a new body together to carry on this vltnlly Importaut work, and I trust you will give mo tho pleasure of nnm- Ing you as one of Its members. "Guided by the experience of tho Inst conference I hnvo thought it ad visable that in this new body thcro should ho no recognition of distinctive groups, but that nil of tho new rep resentatives should hnvo concern that our Industries may be conducted with such regard for Justice nnd fnlr deal ing thnt tho wo'rkmnn will feel himself Induced to put forth his best efforts, thnt the employer will hnvo nn encour ngmg profit nnd thnt the public will not suffer nt the hnnds of cither class. "It Is mj hope thnt this conference may lay Hie foundation for tho devel-' opment of standards nnd machinery within our Industries by which these results may he attained. "It Is not expected that you will denl directly with nny condition which ex ists today, but thnt you mny bo fortu nate enough to find such wnys as will avoid tho repetition of these deplor able conditions. "The conference will meet nt n place to be herenfter designated in this city on the first of December next." LAUNCH BEST U. S. WARSHIP California, Third Superdreatlnaught Electrically Driven, Afloat at Mare Island Navy Yard. Vnllcjo, Cnl., Nov. 22. The third electrically-driven superdrcudnnught was added to the United States navy nfloat when tho California was launched nt tho Min e Island nnvy yard. In tho use of electricity ns a means of propulsion tho new fighting ship fol lows the cxnmplo set In the building of tho New Mexico nnd Tennessee. Tho Cnlifornln Is expected to cost more thnn $15,000,000 nnd will curry 12 14-inch guns. Besides being clcc trlcnlly driven tho new wnrshlp will bo electrically operated from guns to potato-peeling machine. STEEL PICKETS WITHDRAWN Commander of Police In South Chi cago Reports He Finds None on Job Mills Working. Chicago. Nov. 22. With tho steel plants In South Chicago reporting thnt they nre operating nt virtually normal capacity, Cnpt. Max Wootbnnr of the police department, said thnt the unions evidently hnvo withdrawn all pickets. Ho said a trip to all plants revealed the fact thnt no plckots wore on tho Job. IIo nlso declnred thnt the 200 police now on duty would be with drawn nt once. American Vessel Goes Ashore. London, Nov. 22. Tho American stonuishlp Uannmet "went nshoro nt Fusnn, Korea. A snlvago steamer has gone to her assistance. Legion Men Raid I. W. W. Milwaukee Nov. 24.Mpmbers of tho American Legion, usslsted by a snllnr, raided tho hull of the I. W. W. at Bft Mnrtln street, smashed the desk containing tho organizations' records nnd mudo n bontlro of tho records. Mrs. Simpson Quits Asylum. Chicago, Nov. 24. Mr3. Emmu Simp son, who shot nnd killed her husband, Elmer Simpson, in Judge Brothers' courtroom, wns set free. .Jlor crime hnd cost her W) days in the State Hospital for Insane nt Elgin. In nccordnnco with tho approval of the international labor delegates now In session In Wnshlngton, Germany has appointed Doctor Mueller to act as her representative In tho labor con ference. WARNING FOR MEXICO TOLD BY U. S. TO FREE CONSUL JENKINS. iiuic noiob uarranza nesponsiuic tor Kidnaping Letter to Congress- i man Gives Details. Washington, Nov. 21. Warning thnt further molestation of William O. Jenkins, United States consular agent nt Pucbln, by Mexican ofllclnls will "se riously nffect tho rclntlons between the United Stntes nnd Mexico, for which the government of Mexico must nssumo solo responsibility," wns sent to tho Mexican government, according to nn announcement by the state de partment. Mexican rebels In kidnaping Jenk ins, Intended to commit n direct af front to tho American government, Jenkins declnrcd In u letter received here by Representntlvo Davis of Ten nessee. Tho letter contnlncd tho first complete story of his kldnnplng to bo mndo public In tho United States. "I wnnt cspeclnlly to cull to your at tention," It said, "that I was kldnappd from tho United Stntcs consulnr of fice, thnt even a part of the money stolen wns United Stntes consular funds, thnt I was not kidnaped as a prl vnto person, but as the United Stntes representative, ns this wns clenrly stntcd by the rebels, nnd If I had not been serving tho government, It Is not nt nil probable that I would have been cnrrlcd off, for they could as well havo carried off n dozen richer men thnn I." WILSON VETOES RATE BILL Measure to Restore Commerce Body's Prewar Ratc-Making Power Is Killed. Washington. Nov. ' 20. President Wilson vetoed tho bill restoring to tho Interstate commerce commission Its prownr rate-making power. Chair man Cummins of the Interstate com mcrco committee, author of tho bill, said It was not likely that nny nttempt would bo mndo to pnss the mensuro over tho president's veto as tho rnto maklng powers of the commission would be restored when the ronds were returned to prlvnto operation January 1. Legislation authorizing creation of on equipment trust to reimburse tho government for $400,000,000 snent for I , t . . r. .. .1 ......1 0 .1 I I wuiiiuuiitca mm wiu.i Mining leuuriu control of the railroads was passed by tho house and sent to the president for approval. U. S. SHOWS RAILROAD PROFIT Nets $3,391,419 Since September and Pays $73,332,978 Guarantee, Says Report. Washington, Nov. 21. Net profits derived by the government from op eration of the railroads 'since Septem ber wore $.1,1101,410, according to final figures for tho month mndo "public by the railroad administration. Tho not operating Income wns $77, 744,805, while the government guaran tee aggregated $74,!iri2,07S. U. S. Gets Back Oil Lands. Washington, Nov. 10. The govern ment, by nn opinion In tho Supremo 1 court, won Its fight to huvo cnnceled pntents for 0,000 ncres of California ! oil hind .valued nt $10,000,000, alleged to hnvo been obtained through fraud by the Southern Pacific company. Paris Strike Called Off. Paris. Nov. 22. The strlklm? ployoos of tho Hon Marcho, Louvro i s-..n. . ..t... r i.....Au.. .i i . I uuu uiiiiui iua jjiiuij-uiiu uejuirimont stores hnvo decided to resume work, nlthougb no solution of the dispute with tho employers has been reached. Russ Colonists Deported. Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 22. Itusslnn col onists were deported from Cnsa Grande by members of tho Amorlcnn Legion. Rul estate men refused to sell them lauds becnuso they had re fused to do military service. Tho commtttco on public Informa tion, headed by Gcorgo Creel, cost tho government about $0,000,000 on the fuco of Its records, according to olllclnl reports now before congress, which say tho committee's nffalrs cannot be wound up for six months becnuso of tho confusion. Chnlrmnn Creel nnd other ofllclnls of tho committee nro charged with gross negligence In handling the gov ernment's funds in n report by E. IC. Ellsworth of tho council of national defense, nppolntcd to llquldato tho committee's nffalrs. "It nppenrs that Immediately after tho signing of tho wmlstlco," Mr. Ells worth said, "practically nil of tho ofll :Inls of tho committee throw up their Jobs nnd returned to prlvnto life, leav ing but n fow minor ofllclnls In charge." Tho commltteo Issued hundreds of Miccks for Individual expenses far In xcess of tho $1,000 maximum limit fixed by congress, tho report says. They ranged, It adds, from $100 TOO, and wero Issued to between 400 nnd COO persons. LEWIS: HEAD OF elected vice president. For tho last six months ho 1ms been acting president His accession to tho plnco of power followed tho resignation of President lohn White, who resigned the ofllco to becomo nn adviser to Fuel Administra tor Gnrfleld, und tho subsequent granting to Frank Unycs, who succeeded to tho presidency, of nn indefinite vncatlon because of a physical break-down. For tho last five years ho hns been a resident of Springfield, III. Ho is married nnd hns two children, n dnughter eight yenrs old nnd a son ono year ild. GRAYSON: MR. WILSON'S PHYSICIAN A mnn who can serve ono presi dent as naval aid and physician Is en titled to consideration. A man who can serve three presidents so different In temperament ns Theodore Itoose velt, William II. Tuft nnd WoodroW Wilson enn Justly clnhn credit for grent professional skill nnd nn oven higher mark of distinction for diplo macy of tho very first order. Carey Travis Grayson, rear ad miral, M. D., Ph. G., F. A. O. S., U. S. N,, doesn't claim credit for anything. As n matter of fact, he Is an unusually modest person when It Is considered that upon ids sturdy shoulders has fallen tho burden of keeping threo presidents In physlcnl trim nnd restor ing them to normal health from tho wenr nnd tear of ofllco cares. You never would know that the rpjict, unobtruslvo man with tho strik ing features of an Indian, who comes and goes unostentatiously nbout tho White House, wns tho chief physician of tho president of the United Stater and probably the most conspicuous man in the public eyo during the present illness of the chief executive. Tho president's physician is just on the easy Hide of forty youngest admiral In tho nnvy. Personally he Is ono of tho most genial of men, fond In a temperate way of tho good things in llfo and excessively fond of Mrs. Grayson and their two children. ADMIRAL FISKE olllcers know that this is tho exact reverse of tho truth, and that I was not In harmony with tho department' becnuso I continually urged certain meas ures of preparedness. They nlso know thut thcso measures wore uftcrwnrd adopted, and that It wns because they wero adopted that tho navy was well prepared for war and well handled during tho war. I owe it to myself, to my family and to tho nnvy to stato tho exact facts of tho caso, nnd with such fullnoss as tho smull limits of n book permit; this I do." to $500,- THE COAL MINERS John L. Lewis, acting president of tho United Mine Workers of Amcrlcn, tho man who lends some half a mil lion bituminous conl miners of tho United Stntes, wns horn nt Lucas, In., In 1880. Ho received only n public school education nnd entered the coal mines early. Thereafter ho studied nt home. Ho has nn extcnslvo knowl edge of mining, both In practice nnd theory. He Is n fluent tnlker nnd ex hibits a wldo knowledge of current nf fnlrs and of present-day Industrial, economic and political issues. For a number of years prior to 1010 Mr. Lewis was legislative rep resentntlvo of tho mlno workers. In 1011 ho became nssoclnted with the Amorlcnn Federation of Labor, acting ns general field ngent for tho natlonnl body. In 1017 lie beenmo vice presi dent of tho United Mlno Workers of Amcrlcn. In December, 1018, lie was re WRITES A BOOK Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiskc, of whom It has often been sold that ho did more to Increase tho power of na vies than nny other ono mnn, hns just published his autobiography, "From Midshipman to Rear Admiral. A Rec ord of Forty-Nino Years in tho U. S. Navy." Admiral Fiskc, in nddltion to being profoundly In love with his work us n nnvnl "ofllcer was a born Inventor. With chapter 511 begins what ho later describes us "tho unhapplest period of my life." This was when ho assumed tho duties of aid for opera tions ut the nnvy department Februnry 8, 101,1, 22 dnys before Josephus Dan iels became secretary of tho nnvy. He devotes seven chapters to tho history of Secretary Daniels' treatment of him nnd tho controversy thnt arose over Mr. Daniels' statement that ho never had seen Admiral Flsko's now famous memorandum of November C, 1014. Ho says in his profneo: "Navy