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THE SEMI WEEKL Y TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,
AGENTS ARE MS
GUARD TO CO SOUTH.
Formation of Reserve Organlzat' "1
to Be Pushed With Vigor.
FOOD LAWS ENACTED
MEN TO AID EXEMPTION BOARDS
NAMED BY GOVERNOR.
TO WATCH FEDERAL INTERESTS
Representatives Expected to Prevent
Fraud In Evading Service Each
County Has Official.
Lincoln. Acting upon tho request
,of tlio war department, Governor No
vlllo announced tlio appointment of
special ngonts In each county In Ne
braska and In each registration dl
trlct, who will represent tlio United
States government In presenting to
county exemption boards and to state
appeal hoards such Information as
may tend to show fraudulent exemp
tion claims. Theso men are expected
to secure all of the evidence whldi
they can to prevent men from estab
lishing false claims for exemption.
Ample provisions have been mudu
whereby a man subject to the draft
might claim exemption and appeal to
one of the state boards In case his re
quest Is denied. It Is thought only a
proper safeguard to prevent men get
ting excused on Impropor grounds,
thereby requiring others to be drawn
In their places, that there also bo
Homo person In every county to gath
er Information on behalf of the gov
irnment. The Special agents In No
raska counties except Douglas and
Adfttim Volnoy n. Trimble, IIniittn.
Antolopo Lylo K. Jaaknon, NIIkIi.
Arthur Milton J. llnuer, Arthur.
Xlanner M. K. Hlmfth, llarrlnliurir.
Hlnlnn U. a. Iliiml, IJrnwuter.
Jloono CJ. O. Hnrn, Albion,
llox Uiittn Holiort Oralmin, Atllnnco.
Doyd HyWostor H l'nritoim, Hpencxr,
Drown Hen II. Ilurrltt, Altmwortli.
HufTolo W. V. Olillimn, Konrncy.
Hurt A. If. Anilnrnon, Tnlmmiih.
Ilutlar M. J. Hoiif, DftvliI City. .
Cns A. a. Cole, I'lattmnouth.
Cedar Wlllier v. Ilrynnt, IlHrtlitKton.
C'lmKO Kred HofTtnplnUr, Imperial,
nherry T. M. Wnlcott, Volontlnn.
Clioyonnn J. O Mclntojli, Sidney.
Clay Hnrry II. Jolinaon, Clay Center.
Colfax W. I. Allan. Schuyler.
Cumins- -J. C Hlllott. Wnt I'olnt.
Cuntor M. H. Kddy, Ilrokun How.
Dnkotn Ttinmnn Aehford, Homer.
Pawee 13. I. Crllee, Chndron.
Dftwuon drorfro a. Olllun. I.oxliiKton.
DeuetU O. I'felffer, Clintipull.
Dixon II. I'. Htiumwny, WuUellelcl.
DodRe liny Nye, Fremont,
Dundy Paul Joni-n, llenUrlitmn.
Flllmoro Frnnk O. Kdtteromlie, (lenoTa.
Frn.nklln-'-n, Y. Ilartt, Dloomlnuton.
Frontier Jamee Ponmon, Moorlleld.
Furnaa a. K. Simon, llonvur City.
Oaire U W. Colby, llentrlco.
Onrden H, J. Clirtle, Oehlionh.
aarfleld Guy I.nvorty, Ilurwell,
Oonper O. H. Iloinrtli, Khvood.
Grant D. F. OnROod, Ilynnnli.
Groeley J. It. Hwaln, Greeley,
Hall J. D, Whltmnro, Ornnd Ielnnd.
Hamilton Frod Joffern, Aurora,
Harlan--J. O. Thompson, Alma.
Iiayen M. F, Wanton, Haycii Center,
Hitchcock ,!. F. Ilntclirr. Trentcn.
Holt J. a Donahue, O'Nolll.. j
Hooker Vf. C. Hoplnn, Mullen. r
Howard Frank J, Taylor. Ht. Paul.
Jefferson K, A. Wundor, Falrlniry.
Johneon -Frank A. Hafranek, Tecum noli.
Itearnny Ctinrle A. Cliniipnll, Mlnden,
Keith 13. M. HoaHe. Oiinlnlln.
Keya Paha It. (1. McCulloy, KprliiRvlew,
Kimball Jamea A. Hodman, Kimball.
Knox D. O. Laird, Center.
Lincoln T. 0. Pnttereon, North Platte.
I wan It. I linker, Oandy,
I.0UP Orvllle Chntt, Taylor.
MoPhenionJ. Weller Tryon.
Madison John H. Hay. Norfolk.
Merrick John C. Mnrtln, Central City.
Morrill O. J. Hunt. Ilrlduoport.
Nance Albert Thoinpnon, Fullerton.
Nctnnha Itlchnrd V. Neal, Auburn.
NucltolU Georire Jnckeun, Noleon. '
Otoe C. W. I,lvlnitton, Nebrniika City,
Pawnee O. A. Shnppol, Pawnee City.
Perkln II. V. Hnatlnit, Grant.
Pholp O. C. Antiunion, Holdruue, It.
Pierce M. H. Inmy, Plorco.
Platte C. J. (Inflow, Columbue.
lied Willow- Patrick Wnlall. McConk.
Polk H II. Campbell. ocoln.
Illchardeon John Mullen. Fall City.
Itork J, J. Carlln, HansoM.
Saline II. V. Kohoul, Wllber.
Harpy A. K. TjuikiIihi, Papllllon.
Haunder H T5. Placek, Wahno.
BcottHbluff Fred A. Wrlnht. Oerlnu.
Reward J. J. Thomne, Howard.
Rherldnn O, Pntterenn. Huehvllle.
Shermnn O. W, Tnimbln, Imp City,
ftloux A. O. Rchnurr, Ilnrrlmin.
Stanton W. P. Oownn, Stanton.
Thayer--T. It. Cnrler, Hebron.
Thoinn J H. Kvnne. Thedford.
Thureton Guy T. Grave. Wnlthlll.
Valley Ilert M. Hnrtlenbrnok. Arcadia.
Vahln(fton N. T I.nnd, nialr.
Wayne John T. Itreiolcr, Wayne.
Wobeter llcrnnrd McNonv, Hed Cloud.
Wheeler J. M Bhreve, llertlett.
York T. W. Smith, York.
Suffs May Fight Petition.
Possible legal action to prevent tho
submission of tho partial suffrage law
under the referendum petitions which
wero recently tiled by antl-sutTraglsts
with Hecretavy of State Pool and ap
proved by him Is hinted at by promi
nent suffrage workers. The suffra
gists said they had not Anally deter
mined on what course would be fol
lowed, but they hnd plenty of legal
.assistance If It was finally decided to
file a suit to establish whether the
Tietltlons filed were sulllclent. The
suffragists contend there aro a num
ber of Irregularities In tho potltlon.
8tate'o oessed Valuation Grows.
Nebraska's total assessed valuation
of properly this year will reach $rttO.
000.000, according to llgures which
Secretary Hernecker of the state
board of equalization has compiled.
"With 01 counties reporting olllclally,
the total valuation Is .$f7,n7a.0'J5. Al
lowing a small Increase for the two
which have not been officially heard
from, tho total state vnluiitlon will
run oyer $520,000,000. Last year It
was a trllle over $n00.000.000. Hver.v
county In tho state shows an Increase.
Hard Cider Causes Trouble.
Hard cider, or a manufactured sub
stitute for It, Is giving stu. and
county authorities some trouble In
their efforts to enforce prohibition,
mid It promises also to mnkQ trouble
for dealers In soft drinks who have
been selling It. Samples of the "stuff
which havo recently been sent In to
Governor Novllle from Kromont and
Hastings, tested, respectively, -I pee.
cent iiiul 0V4 per cent..of alcohol. It
Is unlawful to uiiko nr sell iuy buv
entge If It contains moro ?inn one
half of 1 per cont alcohol. '
Hrlgsdler General Ilnrrlps, conp
maudllig the Kehraflkn lulgnde, im
noiinoed positively that the brigade
troops will mobilize at their hoim
slstlons and will proceed from there
to Demtng. K. M.
He nlw) snld there will be no an
nouncement of the time they leave.
With the taking Into the federal
service of the new Sixth regiment, all
state troops are now In tile federal
Following the departure of the Na
tional Oiiards the work of organizing
Home Uuiird companies will he push
ed with vigor.
Following Is a letter to the chair
men of the county councils of (lefene,
calling attention to the urgent neces
sity of organizing home guard units:
"Many Inquiries have readied the
State Council of Defense relative to
the formation of flic Home (liiards In
the several communities of the slate.
The state council, after consultation
with flovernor Neville and Adjutant
General Steele, Is authorized to give
you the following Information:
"Thnt as soon as the Natlonnl
Guard regiments of Nebraska leave
the state, the adjutant general, at the
request of the governor, will Im
mediately commence tho organization
of reserve mllltla forces, under rule.
and regulations as provided by law
This reserve mllltla will take the
place of the present National Guard.
When the reserve mllltla organiza
tions are completed, If It becomes
necessary In. the smnller communi
ties of tho state, the governor will
commission officers who will be au
thorized to organize Home Guard
contingents for locnl purposes of pro
tection and patrlollc endenvor.
Counties Should Help.
"The several county councils nro
urged to encourage the work which
Adjutant: General Steele has under
taken In organizing reserve mllltla
contingents and to assist him ns much
as possible In accomplishing this spo
"The state council also calls the
attention of the county councils to
the mess fund movement which seeks
to add additional provision for the
comforts and needs of the enlisted
men of the several National Guard
regiments which nrcj about to leave
Nebraska. Tt Is a very necessary and
comiliendahlo thing to do and we ask
the several county councils to assist
generously this particular patriotic
Vlcksburg Commission Meets.
Tho Vlcksburg commission met In
the olllce of Governor Neville last
Wednesday and discussed plans for
the Nebraska train to tho Vlcksburg
"Fifty Years of Peace" celebration
to bo held October 10 to 10, The last
legislature voted $20,000 to send Ne
braska veterans to tho celebration.
Five hundred and forty Nebraska
veterans have registered for the trip,
hut not more than 500 aro expected
to go. It may bo necessary for tho
veterans to pay their own expenses to
the central part from which the vet
erans will leave for the south. Even
then It may not be possible to-pay all
of the faro anil the commission will
then prorate It among men going on
Demands of Labor Reasonable.
Demand of Omaha labor unions as
to hours of labor, wages and lmprov-,
ed working conditions wore not un
reasonable, and unions at tho present
tl mo are willing to accept conditions
as they existed before tho war, ac
cording to the report of the state
hoard of mediation filed with Govern
The report jvbonrses the history of
the Omaha building trades strike, and
urges the governor and state council
of defense to take some action,
whereby Omaha employers may bo
brought to agree to return to "before
the war" conditions and live up to
tho suggestions made by Secretary of
Labor Wilson and Indorsed by Presi
County Agent Medium of Defense.
Nndur the provisions of admin
istration's food control bill tho
sum of $115,000 has been set nsldo
for county agent work In Nebraska.
This will be sulllclent to put a county
agent In every county In tho state,
and to provide a food emergency
agent for each district where regular
county agents aro not employed.
County agents and food emergency
agents will be put to work organizing
and mobilizing agricultural Nebraska
for maximum -production.
Ordered to War Strength.
Tho War department has Instructed
oil companies of the National Guard
to recruit up to war strength, accord
ing to orders "received at Guard head
quarters In Lincoln. War strength of
companies Is IfiC men,
Receives Interest On Bonds.
The state's llrst Interest paymont
on Its Liberty loan Investment was
received when Treasurer Hall got a
draft for ?SS5, -loverlng the Interest
on the state's subscription for half a
million dollars of the bonds.
Professor Ofrers Services.
Prof. Fogg of the University of Ne
braska has offered his services to
make speeehos over tho state on the
national defense work.
Defense Councils to Meet.
Tho Nebraska state council of de
fense has plauied a big meeting to
bo held at the state fair grounds dur
ing far week to take on Inventory of
tho progress made In organizing the
ntnto fnrf effective participation In the
i ..i.. .ifi .iiuiwn v.t., noun Washington mrtlst, who Is lecturing at the ofllcers' training camp at Fortress
.Monroe on i-niunull.ige. 2 Ih lgliin soldiers crossing one of the many canals In their country In a ferry barge. S
American soldiers in Frmiee loading u train with their equipment. 4 F. Trubee Dnvison, son of n. P. Davison, na
tional director of the Hed Cross, who was seriously Injured when his airplane fell into Long Island sound.
NEWS REVIEW OF
THE PAST WEEK
Food Control Bill, Giving the
Powers, Now Is Law.
GETTING AFTER PROFITEERS
Government Predicts Record-Breaklng
Corn Crop German and Russian
Ministries Re-Formed Ellhu
Root Returns With Confl
dence In the Russian
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
The senate lust Wednesday adopted
the conference report on the food con
trol hill, the measure was signed by
Speaker Clark and 'President Wilson,
and is now tho law of the land, a law
conferring on the president tremen
dous powers over the food and fuel
Bupplles of the country, uud designed
to protect tho people from extortion.
Slxty-slx senutors voted for tho bill
und seven against It. Those who per
sisted In their obstructlohlst tactics to
the end wero France, Gronna, Hollls,
Hardwlck, La Follette, Penrose and
Heed. Sherman and Gore both were
pnlred against the bill.
The law contains drastic prohibi
tion provisions. Thirty days after the
duto of Its approval It will bo unlaw
ful to use foodstuffs In the munufne
turo of distilled beverages or to im
port distilled spirits for beverage pur
poses, and the president will bo em
powered to commandeer for military
purposes distilled liquors now held In
bond and to regulato or restrict the
uso of foods In the manufacture of
wine and beer.
Tho senate also adopted the .con
ference report on the food survey bill,
designed to .stimulate production and
to give tho country Information on
food resources, and thus the adminis
tration's food control program was at
Coal Prices and Profits.
Coal prices are causing u great stir,
especially In tho Middle West, and In
Illinois tho stuto council of defense
advised Governor Lowden to seize the
mines because tho operators would
not sell at what was considered a
rensonablo prollt. Tho governors and
defense councils of 15 Middle West
States were asked to meet In Chicago
to confer on relief measures.
President Wilson last week made a
personol visit to the federal trade
commission and the department of
Justice to urge the hastening of ac
tion to curb high prices, and made It
evident that he Intends to do every
thing In his power to stop the exnet
Ing of exorbitant profits. Tho war
industries board followed up this by
announctng that American producers
selling war necessities to America's
allies would be permitted to make
only reasonable profits, provided that
tho allies must recTprocate In selling
to the United States and to one an
other. Tho president, moreover, has
said that the prices to tho public must
be made the same us to tho govern
ment. Record-Breaking Corn Crop.
Cheering news camo out of tho de
partment of agriculture In the form
of the August crop report, which In
dicates a corn crop of J1.101, 000,000
bushels, the largest In the history of
the country. The prospects Improved
during July to the ictont of 00,000,000
bushels, and general rains over the
corn belt since the reception of tho
data, on which the report Is based en
hance still further tho expectations of
tho farmers. Tho oats yield also will
be u record breaker, but the report
on wheat Is a bit disappointing. , Tho
government already has under way a
campaign for the raising next season
of a crop of more than a billion bush
els of wheat and 8.1,000.000 bushels of
rye. Tho food control law authorizes
the Using of fi.tr prices for wheat and
I he sole by tho government to the
fanners of nitrate of sodu from Chile
to he used ns fertilizer. Every state
Is asked to plant us large an acreage
In .wheat and rye ns Is possible with
,out upsetting proper farm practice.
The experts In Washington say that
while fertilizer may bo scarce, there
will be no shortage of seed, farm ma
chinery or transportation facilities.
On Thursday Provost Marshal Gen
eneral Crowder Issued tho regulations
for calling the National army to the
colors. The first 200,000 are to be
called up to September 1 and sent to
cantonment camps by September 5.
The government wishes the llrst day
of the mobilization appropriately cele
brated throughout the country In or
der that the citizen soldiers may bo
Some Antldraft Riots.
Taking tho country ns a whole, the
exemption . boards nro having mighty
little trouble In carrying out th.ir du
ties In tho drafting of the National
army. Part of Oklahoma and some
districts In (ho Southeast, however,
ar,e glaring exceptions to this rule.
Serious riots have occurred und bands
of draft reslsters hnve armed them
selves and taken to the woods. But
they are being captured by the score
and subjected to the proper punish
ment. Much of the trouble Is stirred
up by the I. W. W and by ccrtnln
un-Amerlcnn publicists who argue con
stantly that American soldiers Bhould
not be sent nbroad' to fight, but should
bo kept at home to await tho lnvndlng
Germans nfter they have whipped the
Among those arrested last week by
the federal agents was Dr. Fritz Berg
meler, president of the Volks-Zeltung
of St. Paul. On orders from Washing
ton he was put In Jail on charges of
making disloyal utterances, to be held
until President Wilson directs his re
lease. He Is nn enemy alien.
Cnnnda also Is to have a drafted
army, the Canadian conscription bill
having been passed by tho dominion
parliament. Under Its provisions 100,
000 men between tho nges of twenty
and thirty-two yenrs will be drafted,
nnd It Is the expectation of the au
thorities that they will he In training
German Ministry Changes.
Chancellor Mlchaells remolded tho
Imperial and Prusslnn ministries to his
desire, or that of his masters, but the
many changes aroused no semblance of
enthusiasm In the empire. On the
contrary, they are commented on by
tho liberal and radlcnl press with dis
trust and dissatisfaction, and no one
who has talked for publication has
given them his approval. They offer
no hope for parliamentarism or nny
other'marked change In Internal pol
icies, nnd so far as can be seen, tho
war policy of Germany Is not likely
to be altered. Doctor Kuehlmnnn, who
has succeeded Zlmmermnnn as foreign
secretary, Is supposed to be opposed
to ruthless submarine warfare, but
Doctor Helfferlch Is retained as the
representative of the Imperial chincel
lor, nnd ns he Is ambitious nnd power
ful It Is feared he will more than coun
Gcrmnny's latest peace suggestions
having met with the disdainful recep
tion they deserved, It Is unlikely that
any moro such proposals will emanate
from the kalRer for some time. So-enty-elght
professors of Bonn univer
sity have signed n petition urging tho
Germnn government never to moko an
other peace offer.
Root Has Confidence In Russia.
Premier Kerensky hist week succeed
ed Iji completing his coalition cabinet
and obtained the pledges of all fac
tions that they would support him. Ho
has promised ninny reforms, and also
has assured Russia that discipline and
authority must first bo restored. That
he and his colleagues will win out nnd
that Hussln will continue In the war
until Germany Is whipped Is the conll
dent assurance of Ellhu Hoot who has
Just returned from his mission to
Petrograd, The disorders there, he
says, are not alarmingly serious nnd
uro not typical, and the loss of morale
In tho army he Is sure Is only tem
porary. Alreudy the reslstanco of thcRussInn
troops to the advance of tho Germans
nnd AiiHtrlans In Gnllcln and Bukowlnn
Is stiffening, and though In general the
retreat continued, it ceased to be a
rout and In some lnstnnccs the Tcutoni
were thrown bnck. General Kornlloff,
who succeeded Brusslloff as generalis
simo, says the first stage of the war Is
over and tho second stage hns opened,
and lntlmntes thnt the Russian armies
will yet give an excellent account of
themselves If British nnd French offi
cers nro sent to help drill the mil
lions of men under arms. They will
need this help, he says, If they must
meet the massed Germans Instead ol
the comparatively weak Austrlans.
On the Western Front.
Activities in Flnnders during the
week indicated that the nllies were
following their usual course attack,
consolidation of positions won, and
preparations for nnother nttnek. The
heavy rains hampered operations con
siderably, but the British made many
.trench raids and toward the end ol
the week their artillery fire Increased
to a tremendous volume. Meunwhlle,
the Canadian troops pushed up close
to Lens nnd bad that Important conl
center nearly surrounded.
The Germnn resistance In the coastal
region Is powerful, for the command
era of course realize how dangerous to
them is the turning movement. Along
tho Chemln des Dames the crown
princo continued his attacks, all ol
which were beaten off by the lndomlt
In the Asinn fields of combat there
was little doing last week, but It was
reported thnt General von Fnlkenhnyn,
now Germnn commnnder In Turkey, la
plnnnlng an attempt to recapture Bag
dad. General Maude's Mesopotamlan
army, however, Is now so strongly en
trenched that It has little to fear, nnd
tho same mny be said of the British
forces In Slnnl, which also have the
support of the fleet.
European dispatches sny that the
high military authorities ij France be
lieve the war will last through the
winter and spring, at least, an(L.thut
tho policy of the allies will bo to ham
mor nway at the Teuton lines contin
ually nnd wenr the enemy down ns
much as possible until America gets
on the field In full strength. Then tho
ndvantngo of numbers will bo with
them to so grent extent that victory
by force of arms will be In sight.
American Troops to .Russia?
Senator Lewis of Illinois declared
last week that the next big contingent
of Amerlcnn troops would bo sent to
Russln, which would be surprising In
view of the fact that Russia now hns
under arms more men thnn she enn
handle effectively. Tho Snmmles now
In France nro proving themselves quick
pupils nnd hnve won the praise and ad
mlrntlon of tho British and French offi
cers who nro Instructing them in tho
methods of modern warfare. They are
happy and eager to get Into nctlon but
are walling for Amerlcnn tobacco.
In England Is another big contingent
of American troops made up mostly
from tho operntlng nnd construction
divisions of Amerlcnn railways. They
will be ready to rebuild and operate
the roads In France and to fight, too,
If necessary, and In preparation for
this are receiving Intensive training In
a peaceful English valley.
The navy department has mndo nn
other change of policy, dropping the
construction of tho small U-hont chas
ers and concentrating on tho produc
tion of destroyers, which are to be
turned out In great numbers. They
seem to be tho most efficient enemy of
Argentina, dissatisfied with tho prog
ress of negotiations growing out of the
sinking of the Argentine steamer Monte
Protegldo by a German submnrlne, hns
sent a peremptory note to Berlin, de
manding a clear nnd final reply within
a reasonable time. Llberln, which
some time ago severed relations with
the central powers, hns now declnred
war ngalnst them. This, like the ac
tion of Slam, menus thnt the diplomat
ic representatives of the small nations
hnvo made up their minds as to which
group of belligerents will gain the ultl
niuto victory, What perhaps has an
gered Argentlnn most Is the recent dis
covery of nn extensive German espion
China, too, has decided to cast In
her lot with tho allies and tho cabinet
resolved to declare war on Germany
and Austrln-Hungnry ; tho assistance
of the great oriental nation Is fur from
WILSON SIGNS SURVEY AND
HOOVER IDE ADMINISTRATOR
Speculation Will Be Curbed and
Price Aubses Corrected. Dras
tic Measures Unlikely.
Washington, D. C The American
government assumed control of tho
country's food supply lust Friduy
with tho signing by Presldont Wilson,
of the administration food survey nnd
Formal announcement of Herbert
Hoover's appointment ns food admin
istrator was mude at the White housa
soon after tho measures wero ap
proved, and immediately Mr. Hoover
set forth the ulms of the food ad
ministration In u statement declnring
its purpose will be to stabilize nnd
not to disturb conditions.
"Every effort will be mndo to cor
rect price abuses made possible by ab
normal times," Mr. Hoover said, "but
drastic mensures will not be attempt
ed until It Is seen the purposes of
the administration cannot be ac
complished through constructive co
operation with food producing and
The very existence of corrective
powers, Mr. Hoover declnrcs, will tend
to check speculation and price Infla
tion. "Tho business men of the country, I
am convinced," says Mr. Hoover's1
statement, "as a result of many hun
dreds of conferences with representa
tives of the great sources of food sup
ply, realize their own patriotic obliga
tion nnd the solemnity of the situa
tion and will fairly and generously
co-opernte In meeting the national
Tho two mensures recently signed
give to the government sweeping war
time powers. The regulatory bill 1
designed to put food distribution un
der direct government supervision,
nnd a provision added as an amend
ment extends nn even moro drastic
government control over coal nnd:
other fuels, Including the power to fir
prices nnd authorizing government
operation of mines.
Tho survey bill Is Intended to en
courage production nnd gives the gov
ernment authority to keep up a con
tinuous census of the nmount of
foodstuffs In the United States. It
will be administered by the depart
ment nf agriculture.
Exemption Officials Removed.
New York. Three members of locall
exemption board No. 99, in the heart
of tho cast side were summarily re
moved by Deputy Attorney General
Conkllug, acting under orders "of Ad
jutant General Stotesbury, who Is la
charge pf the operation of the select
ive draft machinery . in New York
state. There have been reports that
efforts have been made to bribe mem
bers of exemption boards in tills city
to grant registrants exemption from
service. The removnl order directed'
"that the charges now mndo be pros
ecuted to the fullest extent"
Bills to Insure Fighting Men.
Washington. Authority to make ef
fective the government's program of
Insuring the armed forces of the na
tion was sought of congress in bills
Introduced in both houses by Senntor
Simons and Representative Alexander.
The proposed legislation would pro
vide Insurance, at minimum cost, for
American soldiers, snllors and ma
rines, the Insured men paying tho
premtums; family allowances to do
pendents of men In the nntion's mll!
tnry or naval services; indemnifica
tion nnd rehabilitation, at government
expense, of Injured men.
Farmer Prevents Terrible Disaster.
Richmond, Neb. A red bandana,
handkerchief tied to n cornstalk thrust
into n six-Inch gap In n broken rail
on tho Union PncIHc main line a mile
east of here, saved the Pacific Limit
ed, train No. 20, from nlmost certain
disaster and Its 300 passengers from
Injury or denth. To John Moore, a
farmer living near Richland, the
trnln nnd Its precious cargo owe their
safety, who discovered tho defected
rail and flngged tho train, which was
traveling nt the rate of sixty miles
May Change Draft Date.
Washington. Tho date for calling
the llrst Increment of 200,000 men.
Into the ranks of the .national army
jnny be changed from Soptomber 1 to.
1. Septomber 1 Is followed by Sun
day nnd Labor Day,
Canada Restricts Foodstuffs.
Ottawa. Definite regulations for
restricting the use of buof, bacon uud.
uhle bread In public eutlng pluces
and for prohibiting the use of whfut
In tho dlstlliutlou or manufacture of
alcohol, havo been promulgated by
order-Iu-councll at the instance of the
food controller.. The serving of beef
nnd bacon Is prohibited on Tuesday
und Friday and at more than one
meal on any other day. Substitutes,
such as corn bread, oat cukes, pota
toes, etc.. must be provided.
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