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TTTT? MOUTH PLATTti SEMTAVTCETCLY TRIBUNE.
MEXICO SAYS NO TOO.S.D Refuses to Free Consul William 0. Jenkins, Says Press Dispatch. HO OFFICAL ANSWER YET Undersecretary of Forelnn Relations Declares There Is "No Legal Foun dation Nor Principle of Interna, tlonal Law" for Such Action. Mexico City, Nov. 28. Declaring 4hcrc Is "no logol foundation nor prln- dplo of International lnw" upon which ', Hie United States bases' Its demand ' for the Immediate release of William O. Jenkins, United Stntes consular agent nt I'uchln, the Mexican govern ment, through Illllarlo Medina, under secretary of foreign relations, stated It was Impossible to accede to the request ,f the American state department. It Is asserted that the executive de partment cannot under Mexican law Intervene nt this moment In an nfTnlr which Is strictly In the hands of state courts. It Is dcclnred the Imprisonment of atr, Jenkins was neither unjustified aor arbitrary and that Mr. Jenkins Is preventing his own freedom by refus fng to give ball, for which reason, It fc said, "he cannot ho considered a victim of molestation." Washington, Nov. 27. The state de partment's demand upon the Mexican government was for the "Immediate release" of Consular Agent Jenkins, who Is still held In the penitentiary, chnrged with complicity In his own Stidnnplng. The American demand, though call ing for .Tonkins' release "Immedlate fy," Tmd not brought a reply to Wash ington, though sent to Mexico City aver n week ago. Some officials expressed hellef that ilic Mexican government's delay In re plying to the American note wns part ef a deliberate plan to still further antagonize the Unlted'States. Secretary Lansing Issued this state aient : "The state department hns not re ceived the answer of the Mexican gov ernment. A dispatch from Mexico City says the press there announces that the Mcxlcnn senate at an executive cession November 24 decided to ask President Carranza for full Informa tion on the Jenkins case. The Mexico City press quotes the subsecrctary of foreign affairs as saying that the reply to(the American note wns expected to be handed to the American embassy or Mexico City November 25." Reports are being received dally through official channels regarding ef forts to discredit Jenkins. Today's ad vices tell of the refusal of the court at Tuebla to hear witnesses who volun teered appearance to refute the report that Jenkins had been seen confer ring with members of the rebel bands, on which, it Is said, was based the charge that he was In collusion with them. Additional information regarding the pressure brought to bear on peons to secure testimony ngalnst Jenkins Is contained In nn article in El Universal, a Mexico City newspaper, n copy of which hns just reached the state de partment. The pnper tells of the arrest by the secret police of Jose do Jesus Largo, Florentlno Annyan, and Julio Gomez, peons on Jenkins' hacienda, when they appeared for their pay checks, nnd of the "capture" on the following day of five more peons, nil of whom were lodged in jail until they gave their tes timony. The correspondent of El Universal xeports that ho Interviewed every one vt these peons, nnd thnt all of them xcept Anaynn were Inter freed. They all stated, according to the corre spondent, that the judge, as well as Iho police inspector nt Pucbla, excr rlsed pressure on Ignaclo Justo, Juan Sulnzur nnd Rosendn Evangcllsta to make statements against Jenkins. WINE HURT IN $1,000,000 FIRE Did Johns Hopkins University Build ings Destroyed Firemen Are Injured. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 20. Tho group nt buildings formerly occupied by Johns Hopkins university and about a score of other structures In the squnro bounded by Ilownrd, Ross, Monument and Eutnw streets were either de stroyed or wrecked by fire. The loss is estimated at $1,000,000. Heavy explosions occurred in Mc Coy hall, one of the university build Ings. Nino firemen wore Injured. Mc Coy hall had been tised recently ns a welfare building and previously as the ncadquartcrs of the chemical warfare service of tho army. Lake Ship le a Total Loss. Calumet, Mich., Dec. 1. Tho steam r Tioga, which went aground on J2aglo River reef, was abandoned to Hie marine underwriters. Tho vessel la full of water. The steamer Is valued at $175,000 and Its cargo at $250,000. French Troops in Marash. Constantinople, Dec. 1. French oc- eupntlonal troops have entered Mar ash, Alutab nnd Ourfa, the principle centers of the Alle'po district. It Is reported that thoro had been a clash tetween French soldiers and villagers. MAN MIJURO SHIDEHARA A new portrait of Mljuro Shldehura. ambassador from Jupun to the United States, who has recently presented his credentials In Washington. Shlde hara Is one of the youngest men to have so Important a post, being only forty-seven years old. lie has served his government, however, ever since he was graduated from college. Ilo was formerly counsellor of the em bassy in Washington. S DRY ACT VOID COURT DECISION-OPENS SALOONS IN NEW ORLEANS. U. S. Judge Issues Injunction Forbid ding Interference Vith Sale of Bonded Liquor. New Orleans, Nov. 27. Holding tho wnr-tlmo prohibition act unconstitu tional, Federal District Judge Foster granted an Injunction restraining gov ernment ofllclnls from Interfering with the sale by tho Henry Lelse Liquor company of bonded liquor held in warehouses here. An hour after the injunction wns granted, many saloons In New Orleans resumed the sale of liquor and did n Innd-ofllco business. The federal dis trict attorney announced that, if the United Stntes Supreme court held the war-time law valid, those now selling liquor would bo prosecuted. Judge Foster, in grunting the Injunc tion, said: "The act of November 21, known ns the war-time prohibition act, is cer tainly without effect now, ns the pro visions It required hnve been fulfilled. The emergency which it provided for has ceased to exist, and the president declared tho army and navy demobil ized In his veto of the Volstead war time enforcement bill, which ho sent to the house of representatives Octo ber 28, 119. Tho war was formally at an end when congress adjourned without rejecting the peace treaty." REDS WIPE OUT 3 REGIMENTS Bolshevik Forces Forge Ahead on Volga Line and in Omsk Region. London, Nov. 20. An official state ment from tho soviet government nt Moscow Indicates that most severe lighting Is In progress on the Volgn front, where the bolshevik! have cap tured Duhovka, ISO miles soir.h-south-west of Saratov, with 800 prisoners. The statement claims the bolshe vik! have annihilated three regiments of the forces of General Denlklno, leader of tho antlbolshevik armies In southwest Russia. The advance of the bolshevik! continues rapidly In tho Omsk region. JAMES LARKIN IS INDICTED Irish Labor Agitator and Former As semblyman Face Charge of Crim inal Anarchy In New York. Now York, Nov. 27. James Larkln, Irish labor agitator, and former As semblyman Benjamin Oltlow, arrested In a recent raid on communist head quarters, were Indicted on charge of criminal anarchy by an extraordinary grand Jury. They wore accused of ad vocating the overthrow of the govern ment by force in the radical newspa per Revolutionary Age. Pillage U. S. Army Supplies. Bordeaux, Nov. 25. Tho police have arrested a gang of 20 men who have been pillaging American stocks at Saint Sulplce, among them five French soldiers. They will be court-martialed. Goods to the amount of several thou sand francs have been recovered. Will Let the Reds Starve. Tacomn, Wash., Dec. 1. The city council agreed to lot tho 22 alleged I. W. W who are on hunger strlko In tho city jail, starve If they want to, following a decision that tho city can not be held responsible. Ask Suppression of U'Annunzlo. Milan, Itnly, Dec. 1. At n meeting In which nil tho socialist deputies of Italy participated hero resolutions were passed asking the government to energetically suppress Lieut. Col. D'Annunzlo's enterprises. U. S. TO FORGE ATION Troops Will Protect Workers if Needed, Is the Official Edict. BAKER TO FURNISH SOLDIERS Department Commanders to U;e Reg ulars to Preserve Order and Pro. vide Protection for Those De siring to Work. Washington, Dee. 1. The govern ment served blunt notice on soft coal miners and operators that Interference with coal production would not he tolerated. Warning that legal prosecution would be employed to thwart conspir acies by either side and troops sent wherever necessary to protect miners willing to work came from the depart ment of Justice after members of tho cabinet hnd considered every phase of the fuel situation, admittedly critical. In view of tho abrupt breaking off of negotiations. It Is not the Intention of tho gov ernment to let the mines remain Idle with half of tho country In tho grip of cold weather and tho coal sup plies rapidly diminishing. Seizure of mines where the owners do uot show a disposition to co operate in Increasing production hns been decided upon, It was stated offi cially. The administration, It was thought, had fully expected tho miners to re ject the 14 per cent wage Increase offered by Fuel Administrator Gar field. Anticipating this, plans had been considered for augmenting the present output of bituminous mines, ofllclally figured at better than 40 per cent of normal. A statement by Assistant Attorney General Ames gave assurance to all miners that they would bo afforded ample protection If they returned to work, even If troops hnd to bo called out. This was the only definite state ment of policy from tho government In ofllcinl circles it was said that the federal authorities were determined to force resumption of operations on tho terms laid down by the fuel adminis trator. Secretary Baker, Mr. Ames said, al ready has authorized department com manders when requested by state au thorities to use troops to preserve or der. That policy provides protection for those desiring to work, he said. Discussing department of justice plans, Mr. Ames snld : "All United States attorneys In the bituminous Holds have been ofllclally advised of the result of tho negoti ations at Washington nnd have been given Instructions relutlve to the situ ation. "It is, of course, obvious that the time has come when ample protection will bo furnished all persons desiring to work In mines. All persons, wheth er miners or operators, making an agreement or arrangement with each other to restrict the supply of conl will bo proceeded against as tho law pro vides, and it should bo understood that any person who aids or abels In re stricting the supply of coal Is likewise guilty by tho terms of the Lever act. "Instructions heretofore Issued by the war department nre still In force and, under these Instructions, depart ment commanders will net In proper cases when requested to do so by the state authorities." Operators sot out to resume pro duction, as far as possible under tho muddled conditions, by telegraphing notice for posting nt mines everywhere offering on increase of 14 per cent for all men willing to work. There were few expressions ns to how this Information might be re ceived, but representatives of the mi ners still here said it would be no in centive nnd thnt It would be Ignored, especially in the central competitive fields, embracing Ohio, Illinois, Indi ana nnd western Pennsylvania. TAX EVADERS FACE PENALTY Warning Given by Commissioner Ro. per to Those Who Have Falsi fied Returns. Washington, Dec. 1. Warning was given tax evaders by Revenue Com missioner Roper that thoso. who have falsified or made Incorrect returns may expect "to bo called upon any day for an accounting." No leniency will be shown corporations or Individuals who hiivo attempted to defraud the government, tho commissioner said. The government's drive on tax evad ers thus far hns netted approximately S200.000.000 moro than tho amount called for by tho returns filed early In tho year. Find Wreck Victim's Body. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Dec. 1. Tho body of a sailor believed to bo ono of the crew of tho steamer Myron, which was lost last week In Lake Su perior, was picked up six ndles south of Iroquois point. 1,300 Strikers Return. Hnzelton, Pa., Dec. 1. Tho 1,300 miners who struck at threo collieries of the G. B. Marklo company because William ParklnBon, n coal Inspector, declined to Join tho union, returned to work. mine op er BISHOP W. H. NOLENS Bishop W. II. Nolens of Belgium, as well known a? a banker ns ho Is In tho pulpit, Is one of the plcturcsquo delegates to tho international labor conference. Ho is one of the lenders of Belgium's delegation, recognized no one of the most able groups at tho conference. YANKEE WOMAN WINS LADY ASTOR ELECTED TO COM MONS IN ENGLAND. Has Clear Majority Over Her Oppo nents Formerly Was Miss Nannie Langhorne. Plymouth, Nov. 20. Lady Astor, Amerlcnn-born wife of Viscount Astor, wns elected to parliament from tho Sutton division of Plymouth In tho bal loting of November 15. The result wns announced nftcr a count of tho bnllots hero this after noon. The vote stood : Lady Astor, unionist, 14,401. W. T. Gay, labor. 0,202. .Isaac Foot, liberal, 4,139. The ceremony attending tho count ing of tho bnllots began In tho his toric Plymouth guildhall nt 0:30 o'clock. Lady Astor's philanthropic endenv ors here during tho last ten years brought her considerable support, ns well ns her espousal of antlllquor leg islation, which won her a large voto among the women. Slio drove about the constituency on a speechmaklng tour every nftcrnoon and evening. The campaign attracted wide atten tion, duo In largo measure to Lady Astor's American nntlvlty, her uncon ventional electioneering methods -.nd her bnrbed and witty replies to ques tioners. Mrs. Lloyd George nnd other prominent political personages spoko In herjichnlf. Lady Astor became a candidate aft er tho death of Viscount Astor of Ilever hnll hnd left her husband heir to the tltlo and necessitated his re tirement from tho lower house of par liament. Lady Astor, who was formerly Mlsa Nannlo Langhorno of Vlrginln, Is tho mother of six children, n fact of which she boasted on ono occasion during her canvass. $4,000,000 FOR VANDERBILT University at Nashville, Tenn., Re ceives Gift From the General Education Board. Now York, Nov. 2!). Vnndcrbllt uni versity at Nashville, Tenn., has been given 1,000.000 by tho general educa tion board to effect nn entire reorgani zation of Its medical school, It was an nounced hero. Tho gift, tho largest yet made by tho board, comes from Its general funds, the announcement says, and not out of John D. Rockefeller's recent dona tion of $20,000,000. Detailed plans have not yet been de veloped, but they will Involve comple tion of the present Galloway Memorial hospital, with enlarged facilities for public patients, creation of an mldl tioual hospital unit, organization of u modern laboratory building and tho appointment of an Increased number of professors. FEAR END OF WORLD, DIE Several Persons In Mexico City Act as Result of Prediction of Astronomer. Douglas. Ariz., Nov. 20. Bollovlng thai the world will end between De cember 17 and 20, In accordance with tl is prediction of tho astronomer Porta of serious planetary disturbances at that time, several persons have com milted suicide In Mexico City, accord Ing to a dispatch to a newspaper at Chihuahua City. "You're Dead," Says U. S. Stockton, Ca!., Nov. 20. Tho family of Jnmes Tulan again has been noti fied by the war department that ho died in France. For tho third tlmo Tulan has written the department thnt there Is no truth In tho report. Italy Retires Officers. Rome, Nov. 29. An ofllcinl decrco Issued hero puts on tho retired list 200 generals, 1,000 superior officers, ranging from colonels to majors, tnd about 20,000 subaltern ofllcers. Thla Is the first step in reduction. NEBRASKA IN BRIEF Timely News Culled From All Parts of tho State, Reduced for Iho Busy. SCORES OF EVENTS COVERED the assembling of tho constitutional convention at Lincoln Tuesday has brought forth some speculation ns to how long n time It will take to draw up a new constitution for Nebraska. Based on past conventions of like na ture the work should bo finished In from thirty to sixty days. Tho conven tion which drew up tho present con 3tltutlon was held In 1S75 and lasted thirty days. Governor McKelvto may yet Issue a stay of execution for Grannner and Cole, the two men sentenced to electro cution at the penitentiary at Lincoln, on January !), because John Hulbert of Now York penitentiary has notified Warden Fenton that he may be delay ed In getting to Lincoln because of flvo electrocutions ho must perforin in New York beginning January (5. K. O. McDermott, D. 1. Ward, R. M. Kldd nnd N. W. Ware of Omaha, and John A. Ultima, Auburn; O. B. Scott, Rushvllle; R. O. Brower, Fullcrton; D. D. Mapes, Norfolk; Frank M. Col ffev, McCook; nnd J. M. Turbyflll, Hastings, have been granto'l certifi cates to practice law in Nebraska by tho state bar association. Mrs. George Walton, wlfo of George Walton, Northwestern brnkomnn, who had his leg taken off when ho fell ie tween two cars at l'llger, permitted tho transfusion of two quarts of Iter blood Into the body of her husband In nn effort to save his life. Doctors say Walton will recover. Tho Ashland high school building, a brick affair, constructed in 1871, and one of tho landmarks of tho town, was completely destroyed by fire tho other day. Tho loss Is placed nt about $S0,()00, with $18,000 Insurance. Most of tho books, desks and other equip ment were saved. The Safety Auto Mud Lug compnny, a now Deshler concern with a capital of $15,000, expect to begin operations about the first of the year. It will manufacture lugs for automobile wheels and other articles patented un der their control. Nebraska university football team won tho greatest victory In tho annals of the athletic records of the State college, when tho squad defeated tho Syracuse, N. Y., eleven at Lincoln Thanksgiving Day by n score of 3 to 0. Two hundred "buck privates," who served under General Pershing over seas, will meet him at tho Nebraska state lino and escort him to Lincoln when he arrives In December to spend Christmas In tho Capital' City. Nebraska women may veto for pres ident and vice president of tho United States at the next election, but not for any olllcer named In tho state consti tution, according to an opinion of At torney General Davis. Citing thirty-eight alleged errors In the trial court, wherein Tho Omaha Bee and Victor Rosowater were lined $1,000 each for contempt, the defend ants nppealed to the Nebraska su preme court. The United Brethren church In Crab Orchard, which has been trying to maintain Itself us a station the last two years, has given up tho struggle and tho pastor, J. M. Kails, has re turned to Omaha. Silks and furs to the value of $1,500 were stolen from tho L. Klllian and Co. department store at Cedar Bluffs, when burglars entered the establish ment the other night. II. ChrlHteiisen, state employe of tho good roads department, was killed when an army truck which ho was driving was struck by a U. P. train at Wood River. TJie first wedding In the big new Lutheran church at Gothenburg took place Thanksgiving Day when Miss Krma Huffman and Arthur May were married. Pawnee county war veterans have applied to tho stato headquarters of the American Legion for u charter for "Thomas Little" post. Petitions signed for two additional paving districts at Geneva will give the city five and a half miles of paved streets. A Fremont firm plans to construct ten new cottages at once In an effort, to relievo the house shortage In the city. Tho Douglas county post of tho Am erican Legion has over 4,000 members, and more are being added dally. People of Douglas and Washington counties were shocked over tho dis covery of tho body of n beautiful woman In a ravine near Fort Cal houn. A bullet wound in tho head left no doubt In tho minds of olllclals that tho woman had been murdered. Thou sands of people viewed tho body at Omaha but no ono could positively Identify tho dead girl. It Is chronicled as tho most mysterious murder In tho annals of Omaha's police records. A bond proposition to build a new Junior high school building at McCook, will soon be submitted to voters of tho city. The state railway commission has Issued an order permitting tho Far mors Telephone Co. of Ord to pur chaso tin.1 Ord Independent Telephone company. While hunting in tho vicinity of Pop ulur Bluff, two boys discovered n cave moro than two miles In length and be lleved to be tho "Lost Cove," for which, It Is declared, Indians senrelnd In vain, for 00 years. Elaborate preparations nrc being made at Lincoln for tho visit of Gen- liml Pnrslllnrr in flm Mn1trnu1ri niiiillnl during Christmas time. ,Tlio published itinerary of the general's Insm-cl on of nrmy camps, which began nt On nip ie, vn Dec. 3, provides for a slay In Lincoln from Dec. 21 to Jni iry r. Most of the time will bo spent with his son and his slstors, who resldo there. Hearing on the Burloscvn Inforstnto telephone toll rules Is to bo held In Lincoln, Dec. 10, tho state railway commission announced. The rates were to expire the first of this month. but It was Impossible for the commis sion to establish a permanent rate at that time, so tho schedule was extend ed to Jan. 31, 3020. Governor McKelvIo has notified nil county attorneys to enforce tho law passed by tho 1017 legislature which requires porsons rentlnggnrngo spaco to owners of automobiles to keep u record of the license and motor num bers for cars for Inspection at any time. That farm land In Nebraska Is be coming moro voluoblo by leaps and bounds Is attested by reports that Mrs. Anna Brown of NIckerson refused nn offer of $."00 per aero for her 80-nero farm, and Paul Blze of Nemnhn county turned down $500 nn aero for a 120 ocro tract. N The state compensation department has grnnted Mrs. Albert Scorcha of Omaha $12 a week for 350 weeks for tho death of her husband, wIid wns Iho victim of an alleged Joko perpetrated upon him by two of his associates In a pncklng house nt South Omaha. Mrs. Roy Wiles, wife of n young fnrmcr living southeast of Louisville, died from burns received when a can of kerosene exploded. She was start ing tho kitchen flro nnd was pouring oil from the can into tho stove when tho accident occurred. City olllclals and chic and patriotic organizations of Omaha have combin ed In arranging a great welcoming cel ebration for General Pershing, sched uled to visit tho metropolis soon nfler Christmas for Inspection of Fort Crook and Fort Omaha. Mrs. Roy Clayton Graham of Beat rice, has been awarded a verdict of $13,000 damages by a Jury of tho Ijin caster district court for tho death of her husband, who wns killed while employed by tho Lincoln Tolephono and Telegraph company. According to announcement by tha Wnr department at Washington, 80.5 per cent of all men registered In Ne braska for war service were physlcnlly lit. Wyoming nlono tops Nebraska, with n percentage of 87.2. Kunsus is third, with 85.3. Tho tlo gamo between tho football teams of tho Lincoln and Bcntrlco High schools plnyed at Beatrice, has result ed In a deadlock over tho high school championship of tho state. Neither tenm hns lost a .ime this season. Lloyd Thlele, '0 years old, eon of mv. ami Mrs. limn Thlelo of West olnt. lived for three hours nftor tlm top of his head was blown off. when ho accidentally shot himself with n snorgun. Noval Clark, Walter Brlggs and Po or Pratt, Seward county boys, nre rep' esentlng Nebraska In noncollpLMnto Judging at tho International live stock exposition at Chicago. Mrs.' Sherman Whlteninh of llnnh. rice was Instantly killed ut her homo when a shotgun In tho hands of her son, Ted, 10 years old, was accidentally discharged. Miss Charlotte Tomnletnn. lienil nf the traveling library commission since us nirni lourteen years ago, has ac cepted a similar position nt Atlanta. Ga. Tho nresenco of Gonnnil PorsbliiL' In Lincoln December 24. lins Iml smnn of his admirers to start a boom for "Pi'rshlng for President." On account of tho coal slmrfiiL'ii In North Platte, business linns hnve linen ordered to open an hour later and closo a nair Hour earlier. Thanksiilvlm: was a cnhi dnv at Stella when more than 1,000 persons attended a barbecue on tho school campus. Sentences rnnirlnir from one to'tln-en months In Jail were Imposed on eight een I. W. W. members In police court at Omaha, Members of the formers' union of Pawnee county plan to organize nn elevator ami produce association - In Pawnee City. Farmers of Gage county report that they expect to map u yield of "0 bushels of corn to the acre. A movement Ib under way at Beat rice to reorganize Company C of the Nebraska National guard. Word has reached the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln, thai Chancellor Avery has been made president of the Land Grant College association. Joseph Ilavllck of Falrbury, has been chosen president of tho athletic asso ciation of the school of engineering of Mllwnukce. Representatives to the stato const!, tutlonal convention consist of 44 law yers, 32 farmers, four bankers, four teachers, four merchnnts, threo labor ers, two editors, two Ins-iranco men, two preachers, one doctor nnd ono city clerl;. One thousand dollars wns the con sideration received for four head of mules recently by Joseph and Richard Jim of the DuBots vicinity. Tho stato bus offered u $200, reward for tho apprehension of Glen Benson, charged with tho murder of Nellie Benson In Howard county Inst Sep tember. Sunday plcturo shows nro being hold regularly now at Lodge Pole, neroto foro tho llttlo city has only had ono program each week and that wns on Saturday evening nnd with nn addi tional attraction during the week.