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VOLUME ONE
CONGRESSRESUMES
LABORS WITH MUCH
LEGISLATION AHEAD
President, Insistent Upon Pas
sage of Additional Railroad
Legislation to Compel!
Pre-Strike Insuiry
EXTRA SESSION PROBABLE
Republican* Demand Complete Inves
tigation of Lawson's “Leek”
Charges; State Department to
Be Source of Disclosures
By the United Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—Congress
resumed its labors today, after a re
cess thru the Christmas holidays. i
The resumption of business found!
President Wilson insistent in mood I
and determined upon the passage of
additional railroad legislation, which)
will include a bill compelling an inves-!
tigation before strikes are called.
It is believed that the*President is i
somewhat displeased with the Broth- j
erhoods’ opposition measure.
As legislation and serious problems
continue to pile up, the prospects of
an extra session seem to be greater
than ever before.
Following a conference with Thos.
W. Lawson, Chairman Henry intro
duced a bill regulating the New York
Stock Exchange.
The Republicans demanded an
"open and above-board" investigation
of Lawson’s charges.
It is admitted on all sides that a
serious "leak” has been discover ed in
the State Department. Senate Wm.
J. Stone, chairman of the reign
Relations Committee, blamed the
“present system of civil service.”
From the floor Senator ' Stone re
ferred to Lawson as a “low cn a i ire'
and a “disgusting asr.”
Senator Stone, reading clip
pings from newspapers wherein he is
by the
»tly denied the .ecusation, and said
at the “secreta found their way out
the State Department.”
A storm of charges and counter-’
targes in ro, ard to the “leak” broke
it ir. tMah louses this afternoon.
Chairman /lenry announced that he
ould not ' JI his committee together
'AIL nv< ation -
mem * )ers °f the commit
what they termed a
Emerson introduced
providing for the ap- j
three representatices
to investigate
This resolution,
Elenry’s committee)
be smothered.
this afternoon again I
on Hitchcock’-’ resolu-,
President Wilson’s I
House also refused to en-
have »
w ,Keefer of Douglas is in
a '^ s^a F-
yT. A. DEAN LEARNS
f OF MOTHER’S DEATH
>Mrs. T. A. Dean received a tele
tfam New Year’s Eve, bearing the j
hd news of the death of her mother, i
urs Maria Ryan, near Sioux City, la.)
Mrs. Ryan was 86 years of age, and;
had suffered from hardening of the;
arteries for some time* but her death'
at hop lay time, when her children J
atd y -andchildren were gathered ;
about her to celebrate* the Christmas)
*<*: t r. was a distinct shock. With
t the time was her graijdson. A'-’
fre* Derm of this city, who had gone
th«-> from Chicago for his holidays.
Denn was called to lowa in Au
' bjMhe illness of her mother, and
Spe? l ' Some time with her before re
*•' g home. Interment took place
* ** ~ ■' I
/ r '.tona Has 2
Governors; Hunt
Won ’f Be Ousted
By the United Press.
PHOENIX, Aris., Jan. 2.—Arizona,
today has two governors, and the ait-1
nation will continue until Thursday. [
Attorneys representing Governor-*
elect Campbell and Hunt agreed to J
n ouster application, but it won’t be’
orgued before the Supreme Court un-!
Wil Thursday.
Campbell’s demand for the execu-j
tive office was again refused today.;
• n the meantime State business is
| deadlocked. Campbell.i«ued . «Uie
went declaring tl»t no violence must
ALLIES TO DEFINE I
TERMS IN REPLY
Answer to President Wilson’s
Note Forthcoming and Will
Explain Basis of Allied
Peace Negotiations
By the United-Press.
LONDON, J-n. 2.—The Allies will
probably answer President Wilson’s'
note soon, and it is expected to be of,
the same character as the one sent to;
Germany, and will probably be issued 1
from Paris. The note will be plain
speaking, and a clear statement of the)
i terms on which the Allies will con- ■
1 sider peace negotiations.
The British press hopes that the
note will indicate that the Allies prob
ably will subscribe to the Russian am
bition to oust Turkey from Europe,
; and obtain the Dardanelles, as well aa
i the Italian ambition to wrest from
j Austria a considerable slice of terri-
Itory; also the French ambition to re
take Alsace and Lorraine.
| All these hopes and ambitions of]
j the Allies are classified in the cate-'
| gory of “Reparation and guarantee.”
iviLLAISTATBANiDOF 606
DEFEATED AT TORREON
! ‘ i
By the United Press.
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 2.—Six hun
dred Villaistas at Torreon were de
feated. Twenty-five were killed and |
140 prisoners were executed, the Car-'
ranza government officially announced
today. Large supplies, containing a
I part of Chihuahua City loot, fell into
the hands of Carranza’s army. x* |
SHAFROTH FATHERS NEW
FARM LOAN DISTRICT BILL
By the United Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—Senator
Shafroth of Colorado introduced a
bill creating a new farm loan bank
district, and designated Wyoming,
Colorado, Utah and New Mexico as)
i • Thirteenth District, with the bank '
■ seated in Denver.
BROTHER OfTb. BARNES
DIES IN LINCOLN, NEB.
J. B. Barnes leaves this evening
• for Lincoln, Neb., where he was j
called by a telegram announcing the*
death of his brother. Guy W. Barnes, i
Tho in failing health for some time,
■ the end came as a shock to his family
l and friends. The body will be ship
ped from Denver, where death occur
red, to the family home at Lincoln. !
United Press Demonstrates Its Superiority Over All Other News
Organizations With “Scoops” Furnished The Daily Tribune
From the war fronts in Eu-,
rope; thru foreign cabinet cri
ses; in covering our own coun
try’s unprecedented election;
from South America, Australia,
and every nook and corner of
the United States and Canada.
The Tribune has shown its su-
I periority as a dissemination of
local and telegraphic news,
thru the United Press and our
'able staff of local and editorial
writers, since the birth of The
, Daily Tribune on October 9,
;1916.
i There is n& superior news-gather-
I ing force in the world than the
[United Press, of which The Tribune is
a member.
Standing out as the biggest foreign
| news beat of the year—-in fact, one
of the biggest journalistic accom
plishments cf a decade—is the Inter--
view with David Lloyd-George, now*
the British premier. In this interview
'the then British war minister told
( the world thru the United Press the
attitude of the Allies toward the war.
‘The interview has been quoted time
I after time' in the peace discussion
that has recqqtly arisen. It virtually
, has become a state document to
I which the entire world refers.
From thia high mark of the year in
[ news achievement, on thru the various
i crises in this country, and iri hand
ling endless “big”-domestic stories,.
J thru the United Press, The Tribune
-1 has been able to publish the news |
~ first.
■ On tho night of November 7, when;
r ail other news agencies and newspa- j
j pers thruout the country announced>
-•the election of Charles Evans Hughes,
(the United Press stood solidly on the;
-[returns it was gathering thru its bu
. reaus and correspondents. These re
i|turns did not indicate that Hughes,
• [was safely elected. The United Press,
t in an absolute non-partisan manner,
refused to be stampeded. It was de-j
CASPER, WYO.. TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1917.
WILL ACCEPT NEW
HOMESTEAOFILINGS
i U. S. Commissioner Wheeler Is
Authorized to Receive Ad
ditional Filings on 640-
Acre Homesteads
I A telegram received today by M
I P. Wheeler, United States Land Com
' missioner, authorizes him to accep
fj filings for additional In accordanc
> I with the enlarged homestead ac
I'signed Friday by President Wilson.
Ever since the announcement ths
s the bill had passed both Houses, thos
; who will be benefited by the act hav
been anxious to secure informatio’ ’
! concerning provisions for immediat
filing. This information has been hel
• up until today, when wires were re-t
, ceived by the various land commit
i sioners authorizing them to accept a#«
i ditional filings, which will be »»«•'
pended until the land has been doh
nateii. The fees are fixed at $34.
I Doubtless there will be a rush
" business al’ over the State.
pli< :f ‘ made their addit
the Carp-, r offi ...
COMPTSfcCftXCk CALLS FCR
CONDITION OF NAT. BANKS
' By the United Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. The
■ Comptroller of Currency calls for the
'[condition of all National Banks on'
* December 27.
I LITTLE ACTIVItVoN
FRONT IN FRANCE
By the United Press.
PARIS, Jan. 2.—Only skirmisling!
: among the outposts is the only activ-,
j ity reported on the western front.'
I*ast night was calm.
CONGRESS TO VOTE ON THE
INDORSEMENT OF PEACE NOTE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—Congress
may soon vote on President Wilson’s
[ peace note, in) as much as the implied
threat to break off relations with Ger
many should have the indorsement oL
(Congress. It is beiievud u’. the Sen™
ate that war will result if Germany
'should resume her unbridled subma
rine campaign.
This interpretation was placed on
President Wilson’s conference with
i Senator Stone yesterday. It was said
i that Senator Stone was commissioned
to sound Congress in regard to the
* indorsement, in as much as the note
carries a warning to Germany, an en
dorsement is held necessary in order
! to approve of the President’s step.
rice. It was passing thru one of the
most severe tests of speed, accuracy
and efficiency that had ever arisen,—
' and it made good. When the turn
[ came, the United Press was far ahead
'on developments in California, which
finally resulted in the re-election of
President Wilson, even by the narrow- '
.••st of margins.
The beginning of 1917 finds The
Tribune better fitted than ever before
to give its readers the news of the
entire world first. In August, 1916,
the United Press established the first
comprehensive South American news
I SUPREME IN HIS EGOTISM
Mari So Sure of Himzelf That He Suf
fers Little From the Desire
to Pcaoess.
*
Men do not. ns a rule, suffer very
much from the desire to ponscss, be- f
■ ntfso they »ire so sure thst they do I (
■ possess, beenuw? they find It so dlfli- | ■
'ult to coticetve that their wife ••an •
i-iid any other mnn nttrnrtlvr. writes | ,
\V. L. Gebrp- In the Atlantic Monthly. |
ritcy are too well accustomed to be ;
ing courted, even If they are old and :
repulsive, 'liecause they have power
' ind money; only they think It is be
- pause they are men. Beyond n jealous
rare for their wives* fidelity, which 1
suspect arlwa mainly from the feeling
i' that an unfaithful wife i« a criticism,
they do not ask very much. But wom
en suffer more deeply because they
/ know that man hne »avl ihed on them
r for centuries a ebadtscendlng adinira
; Hon : that the Mn* ho Jays hl" crown
J at their feet knows t»t his is the
rrnwn to give. ijTbi? ru* n pos<a*ss by’
J right of poxw wmnen possess
| only by right <7 conquest.
They feel It vet bitterly; this furtive
empire, and their tragedy is
to find themse gr . ring a little [
older, uncertain of th lr power, for .
’ Giey are afraid. n« agr of los
• Ing their man. white I have never
• heard of a husMnd afrdfi of losing
’IJV'Z" 1 ' >
.1 p"*
X A
EBLIIUO START
DRILLING JANDARY3I
Ken Levi to Drill Five
W, H rn the Muddy Field;
W II Start on Section
4 in Few Days
K • ck Levi, who has the con- ['
-ra-t ' »r drilling five wells in the ‘
’’u |d eld for the Equality Oil
.’>ev*i lent Co., stated today that he j
vou , :f ud in the first of the wells on i
16, township 32, range 77, '
'eo gay morning. He will start 1
-vi» > f ?teen-ifich hole and expects to! i
< ; 'and within 1,500 feet.
it. .evi also stated that he was al- ,
Ht.j-t rc;tdy to start the well on See
ttion 4, fend would probably have both
n, . Tinning before the end of the
*ek. It is the intention, as soon as
h se two are started, to commence
ork on thd other wells contemplated
th > contract, but this may be de
red until the weather becomes a bit 1 .
ni’Jder.
New Ceaper Directory
A WilJ, representing Polk «t-
UHroit, publishers of city di
rectories. is in Casper thia week rel
ative to a directory for Cas
] per. The "ity ill be canvassed in
April, and a fmt-c* ..w directory pub
lished before sumnS r, according to
Mr. Wild, who ba- detained the in-'
dorfemi nt of the 1 -us*. ini Club and
merchants in getting thL
Today** Quotation* -
! Quotations on Grass Cr ck
■ Basin oil today is $1.20 at the
Big Muddy crude is 85c per c * -f'.
Miss Daisy Baumgardner oi
sen, Neb., arrived in Casper Sui. »
afternoon and has accepted a positiu |i
with the Tribune. Miss Baumgardner
'is nn experienced newspaper woman,!
with several years’ experience on sev-1
eral Nebraska newspapers.
NATIONAL COLLEGE MEN’S
ANTI-LIQUOR LEAGUE MEET'
By the United Press.
u LEXINGTON. Ky., Jun. 2.—Spe-I
' Uuins *Yom St, Ix>uta and Cbu.ug<»
and special cars from all parts nf the
country’ arrived here today •with sev
eral thousand members of the Stu
dents’ National Intercollegiate Prohi-,
bition Association’s nations 1 conven
tion, which is in session here. Wm. j
J. Bryan is the hig feature of the;
meeting.
The convention gave the commoner;
the organization’s assurance that he
will have its support in his national'
prohibition fight.
service and closed a long term con
tract with La Npcion, the leadingj
newspaper of Argentina. President |
Witeon, Secretary of State Lansing, |
Foreign Secretary Murature, of Ar-1
gentina, and many other government
and flnanciaj leaders commented on
'‘his connecting of the two Americas
thru news channels as a history-mak
ing step of the highest importance.
The year saw many other impor
tant foreign developments of the
United Press, including the signing
.of impoitant contracts with leading
Paris papers; the establishment of o
REALLY NO TROUBLE AT ALL‘
Druggist Found It Easy to Decipher :
Handwriting Toot H:ri Pro”«d
Puzzle to Drummer.
John CarjM-tbngs was one of the J
most succc*«ful trnvelers on tb«» road.
On one occasion h«> was «■-•-. t out
Vis people to try to gvt nn cnfkr froi'T
n /Lnn wi.-irh gave all Its onh-rs «•»
rt rival firm.
Such were his persuasive power' l
ibat within half an hour he. bud so- 1
cured a big order in the handwriting ,
of the senior partner.
Unfortunately, this gentleman pos- i
«• Hsed such an atrocious style of callig
raphy that not a word was legible. ,
However, Carpetbag*! remembered that
druggists can usually read anything ■
in the way of handwriting, because of .
their wide experience with doctors’ i
preacrlptlons. So he handed in th-? |
letter to the local druggist.
“I wonder If yon mn rend that?” j
- be asked. .
The druggist took it and returned to |
•he bark of the shop. Ten minutes In- [
ter he reappeared with n smell bottle ,
, wrapped in paper nnd srtilod.
> “Oh. yes. rir! It wu« quite easy!
Here’s your xnedibine! ftfty cents,!
I please!”
Mrs. B. P. Wfghton an<\ infant son,;
MRS. DAVID KIDD I
DIES ID DAYS AFTER I
HUSBAND’S DEATH i
A few minutes before one o’clock <
today, the sad news of Mrs. David'
Kidd’s death from pneumonia filled
i the city with sorrow. Her friends
had hoped against hope that she
’would be able to fight off the dreadful, T
' disease that claimed her husband just >
ten days ago, and on New Year’s day
1 improvement was noted and relatives
were making plans to take her to a
milder climate, where she would not j
be so forcibly reminded of the sad
events of the past few weeks. Always t
lof frail constitution, she was unable (
to rally from the shock of, her beloved
;husband’s death; and her chancel for ,
■ recovery were greatly impaired by (
) her mental state.
Ann Taylor was born in Scotland, 1
[but came to this country as a young .
woman, and it was here that she met (
and married David Kidd. The wed-i
ding took place in Casper in 1899. Toi
this union were born two children,
Elizabeth, aged 15, and David, twol
years younger, who arw doubly or-i
phaned by the loss of/their parents!
’ within a few days of one another.
Tho there than twenty)
b years their ages, the hus
'j.and and wiJfe were unusually conge
nial, and devoted to each other. When
/her husband was out on the range,
.’Mr- Kidd waited anxiously for some
word as to his whereabouts, telephon
ing up and down the line in her en
iwn.r to learn of his safety. His
. -of ill health made her anxious
: hi.< welfare, and at the time of his
'•aba hi devoted wife was looking
.orwEivi to hi;> complete restoration,
; owing Ukthe marked improvement in
his Coming at a time when
■ her hop» •. brightest, the shock
i was too great. d the cold she con
tracted during tho. bitter weather de-
' veloped into the deadly MiseaHe that
' hastened her end. S . -
Os gentle and lova! le nature, homer
[was the center of her bought and J
care, nfn! the circle of » r it L rest •
was bounded by her fawih and|
friends. She was ever ready, b.e hen
husband, to contribute to the help of
■ the unfortunate, and was public-spir
ited and generous. Her death is a
I loss to the community, as well as to
her bereaved children and relatives.
Besides her children, one sister,
| Mrs. James Milne, resides in Casper. I
The funeral will be held on Thurs-'
' day. tho the hour has not yet been set'
for the services.
I connection with the Australian Press
Association and extensions in Eng
land and Germany and Russia. j
After an extended trip thru Rus-!
ria and a period in Petrograd, William
[Philip Simms, manager of tho Parisi
bureau, returned to Prance and was
permanently credentialed to the Brit-;
ish front.
Simms is the first American corre-;
! spondent at the British front repre
enting one neutral news agency ex
; clusively.
Henry Wood is now with the French,
armies. He is credentialed to remain,
I at the front permanently, and was an
I eye-witness of the recent French vic-)
, tory at Verdun.
I Carl W. Ackerman was with the
I German army when the Teutonic
(forces made their ■victorious sweep,
thru Rumania, which culminated in i
the capture of
sent personal eye-witness stories
sions visited the British fleet. He,
.sent personal eye-witnesse stories
fron Ireland during the Revolt there.
From the Balkans, from Italy, Ger
many, Russia. England and France
have come Unhed Press stories--.
FIRST.
! Since the birth of The Daily Trib
une, on October 'Q, here is a partial :
i list of United P-, jss schoops, beats
'and acuoraplishn.eitr. published in The,
'Tribune daring ;he epoch-making
[ news year just c!o»gd:
October 9- -Several hours’ beat on ■
the stor.es <yf passengers from the
steamer -’ttpbs no. torpedoed off Nan
tucket —the fi» t <g bmarine raid off
the American -orfit. A better and
[more complefi -ept-rt than any other
[news agency ftp vsied.
November A*— aj end * thruout on
[Victor Chicago to New
JYork flight ihe paper conduct-
ing the flight of M*e fact that Cnrl
i strom stopped at /Erie, Pa.
November 7>— .£kdy news
the country tfeitf' fid not
Huk-!..’- * -id on
reports. . ■l. ♦
Noeemher
j (Con..nu«4^^,
NUMBER 71
ALLIED NOTE RILES
GERMANY’S DANDER
AND MAYNOT REPLY
German Sentiment Aroused t®
Highest Pitch and ‘‘War to
the Hilt” May Be Only
Answer of Germans
LET HINDENBURG ANSWER
Leading Newspaper of Country De
clare* “It I* Insanity to Bleed Eu
rope Further,” But No Al
ternative 1* Yet in Sight
By the United Press.
BERLIN, Jan. 2.—The opinion of
the German press, typifying the gen
eral public opinion toward peace, has
now taken on a belligerent attitude,
and it. is the opinion of all now that
“war to the hilt” should be the only
reply to the Allied note. The editor*
declare that the Allied note does not
i deserve a written reply,
I It is the almost unanimous decision
, that Germany’s answer to the Allied
I rejection of peace proffers must be
I by her armies in the field.
The Berlin editors are more bitter
than their printed statements indi
cate. The leading writer on the Lo
kal Anzeiger, Germany’s great news
paper, was asked how Germany should
veply to the Allied note.
“Hold out!” he said. ‘‘lt is in
sanity for Europe to bleed death
, wards, but the Allies refuse peace.
, Our reply must come fiom our ar
! mies. Let Hindenburg answer.”
ENTRYMEN MUST
COMPLY WITH LAW
; Entrymen -X. Are Living «m
Homestca'-T* Mr.y
other Entry Within 20
Miles of Homes
The 640-acre homestead law au
thorizes the Secretary of the Interior
to designate as stock-raising lands,
subject to homestead entry in tracts
, not to exceed 610 acres, lands “tha
i surface of which is, in his opinion,
.chiefly valuable for grazing an<l rais
ing forage crops, which do not con
i tain merchantable timber, are not sus-
Iceptible of irrigation from any known
j source of water supply, and are of
such character that 640 acres are rea
sonably required for the support of a
l family."
Qualified homestead entrymen may
[make entry under the homestead
| laws, lands so designated to the ex
tent of 640 acres. One who has
[made a former homestead entry of
[land of the character described in th*
(act may make another entry of desig
nated lands, within 20 the
11 former entry, of an area which, to
;[g?ther with the former entry, does
.I» ut exceed 640 acres. Such entry
! mar mu. t comply with the law as to
. • mprot cments and residence unless
he rc ides on his former entry. The
[holder of ar. unperfccted entry of
lands of the character described in
; the act mny enter contiguous desig
l nated lands up to an area totaling 640
; . acres, and residence on the original
■ entry is sufficient, but the additional
must be improved as provided in the
:. act.
) FRAME FRONT OF LYRIC
THEATRE BLOWS DOWN
. A severe gust of ’rind Monday
» a*ght unceremoniously removed the
’ temporary frame work in front of the
• lArric Theatre. Fortunately no one
happened to be passing the theatre, or
! probably another casualty would be
reported in Casper. The frame shel
ter fell with a loud crash.
: Germany
RumanA •
, By lhe
HERL! '?
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