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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
ASSESSMENT FIGURES SHOW IN
CREASE IN WEALTH
NEWS FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Varied Interest Gathered
from Reliable Source
at the State
Nebraska hogs assessed for tnxn
Hon in 1917 aro worth $10,000,000 more
than thd swlno ownod within tho stato
last year, tnklng actual valuo ns a
basis of comparison or $2,000,000 in
crease In the assessed value.
Cattlo tills year are valued at $30,
000,000 above 191C, actual worth, or
$6,000,000 on the assossed valuo basis.
Corn on Nebraska's farms and In her
olevatoru showH a gain of $11,000,000
actual valuo, or $2,200,000 assessed
The total valuo of automobiles
owned and used In Nebraska this yoar
la $12,000,000 In oxcess of 1916, giving
nn Increase of $2,400,000 In nssossod
worth of this class of property.
M ncy on band or deposited In banks
ret,, tern a gain of $15,000,000 this
your, swelling tho taxablo property
list by $3,000,000.
Thcso nro a few of tho Items In a
complllatlon prepared by Socrotary
Derncckor of tho stato board of equal
izatlon. Tho total gain In all kinds of
wealth within tho annum Is $14,000,000
actual value, or $28,000,000 nssossod
Navy Wants Wlrelcso Men
Any young man of good character,
18 yearn or more of ago, who has had
a high school education, or has done
such work nB stenography, can onroll
In tho United States navy for tho
duration of tho war, learn wireless,
soo tho war from a resorvod scat,, and
bocomo acquainted with tho rlchost
ports pf tho earth. At tho end of tho
war, the young man will know a trade
which will carry him at any time to
almost any plnco In tho world. Ho
will bo able to go to a steamship line,
with tho host rocommondat'lon possi
ble, from tho United Statos navy, and
obtain passago to South America, Rus
sia, Japan or olsowhoro, simply by
offering his services as a wireless op
orator. Ho will bo nblo to raako a
world tour just for tho fun of it, and
rocoivo a good salary In addition. Ho
will bo ablo to enter thV) world com
tuorco ns n merchant prlnco, a travel
ing salesman in South America or Rus
sia on his own responsibility becnuso
ho can earn monoy and his keep while
going. You do not have to know wire
less now to enter this branch of tho
navy. If you can bUow that you can
learn quickly, and you can pass tho
physical examination, bosldos writing
twonty-flvo words a minute legibly
with a pencil, you can enroll for tho
duration of tho war. Tho limit In tho
number to bo enlisted in tho regular
navy, and in tho wirolosB brnnch of
Uio' roBorveB, hns' boon taken off. Go
to tho nearest recruiting station. Tho
stations in this district arc Sixteenth
and Farnam, Omaha, Nob., Sioux Falls,
8. D., Aberdeen, S. D., Lead, S. D.,
Hastings Nob., Norfolk, Nob. and Sioux
Nebraska's Four-Minute Men
Professor M. M. Fogg, Lincoln, stato
chairman of tho "four-mlnuto mon" of
Nebraska, organized eight, additional
Nebraska towns last week. To dato
thoro aro moro than sixty townH In
tho stato which aro organized, making
a total of 300 spenkors. At prosont
thoro'aro 300 moving plcturo theatres
In Nebraska. Of this number over 100
aro bolng talked In ovory night by four
mlnuto mon." Tho total number of
towns In tho United Stntos organized
is 1,200. Tho total number of speak
ers Is 13,000. At presont tho subject
of their talks Is Liberty bonds. Af
ter this campaign 1b ovor thoy will bo
instructed to talk on something elso.
The organization will bo coptlnuod un
til tho end of tho war.
Seventh Regiment Now In Sorvlca
Under nn order from the adjutant
general'B olllco tho now national guard
regiment of Nebraska, of which Gov
ernor Keith Novlllo was , appolntod
colonel, has been doslgnatod as nn ac
tive militia organization and will here
after ljnvo the same stntUB aa other
regtmonts of tho stato before thoy
woro taken into -federal Borvlco.
It is to bo known ns tho Sovonth in
fantry. Nebraska National guard.
Following is tho composition of the
Seventh Infantry under tho now order:
Headquarters company, Lincoln.
Supply company, Grand Island,
Machlno gun company, Kearney.
Sanitary detnehmont, Lincoln.
Company A, Soward.
Company II, Crete.
Company C, Nebraska City.
Company D, BontrSoG.
Company E, F and G, Omaha?
Company II, Lincoln.
Company I Mindon.
Company K, Loup City.
Company L. ScottsblulT.
Company M, Trenton.
Will be Permitted to Finish Studies
Govornor Novlllo has boon notified
of a now ruling by tho war dopart
mont undor which studonts in dotal
colleges will bo put upon tho same
basis as modlcal colloga Htudonts.
Upon Application to tho sttrgoon gen
oral of tho army for assignments to
tho dental roservo corpa their names
will bo certified to exemption boards
for discharge from tho draft and thoy
will bo ullcwcd to stay in itchool until
they fa'ah. After that tlmo thoy will
bo cul'ed Into tho dental reserve of
PREPARING FOR MEETINGS
Organized Agriculture Will Conveno
at Lincoln, January 14
Ofllcors of tho associations compris
ing organized, agriculture of Nebraska
held tholr annual moling at agricul
tural hall at tho stato farm last woek
to oloct a commltteo to take charge
of the soventeonth annual meeting of ;
organized ngriculturo January, 1918.
Tho commltteo nnmod woro W. R.
Mellor, chairman; Donn B. A. Burnett,
W. S. Whltton, H. W. McGlnnls, Prof.
C. W. Pugsloy, H. J. Oramllch and
13, R. Danlolson.
Thoro aro now thlrty-flvo associa
tions affiliated or connocted with or
ganized ngriculturo und twonty-flvo of
them nro expected to furnish pro
grams. Prof. C. VV. PugBloy is tho
sccretnry of tho committee. It is
planning for the blggost nnd boat
meetings in tho history of organized
agriculture. Spoclal emphasis will be
given In making up thb programs to
war conditions now prevailing In tho
country. Tho dato of tho meetings Is
from January 14 to January 19.
To Save State Corn Crop
Govornor Novlllo bus Issued a proc
lamation requesting school boards and
university heads to doviso soma means
whereby studonts may bo utilized in
hnrvcBtlng tho hugo corn crop.
Tho governor doos not attempt to
suggest any methods by which Btudoni
labor may bo rolensed during tho hush
ing porlod. His proclamation Is iu
lino with what tho national and stato
councils of defense nro doing toward
tho conservation of foodstuffs and pre
vention of waste In seeing cropa nro
proporly cared for.
Tho proclamation follows:
Thr shortage of labor avallablo for
bunking Nobraska'H enormous corn crop
nnd tho necessity for Uh being cribbed nt
tho oa ill oh t ponfllblo moment creates a
situation that should challenge tho atten
tion of the pcoplo of the stato.
Tho luiKcut crop In our history Is as
sured, as is Ytlso tho creates! shortubo of
labor. Thousands of available corn busk
ers have been enlisted or selected for
service In tho military establishment.
Many who aro available, taking advan
tage of the unprecedented conditions, nro
demanding prohibitive prices for their
labor. Men must bo supplied to 1111 the
depleted ranks. There are. without doubt,
niuny students In schools, colleges and
universities of the state who could render
valuable service as corn buskers. Vari
ous methods for making those men avail-"
able have boon suggested. Among others,
to deolnre h general holiday of three
week In November, to shift the regular
hoilrluy season coining lator In tho year
to November; to dismiss tho grndos from
which corn huskers could reasonably be
expected to bo secured; to furlough stu
dents pledging thomselves to assist in
harvesting the corn crop.
After careful InvostlKatlon, I am con
vinced that I have no legal authority to
proscribe any particular method, and,
further, that no method suggested could
reasonably lip expected to moot the radi
cally different conditions 'In local com
munities throughout the state. I, there
fore, call upon the board of regents of
the stato utilvoinit , tho stato normal
board, tho governing boards of the vari
ous colleges, the boards of education In
the cities and towns of Nebraska, tho
school authorities. In tho rural districts
nnd all county superintendents to adopt
tho method that will, first, make avall
ablo the greatost number of corn buskers
at tho proper season, and, second, that
will protect the Students enlisting in this
work ngatnst Iosh of credits, to the end
that no penalty bo placed upon their pa
triotism. Mascot for Seventh N. N. G.
Daby Kolth Novlllo ThomaB of Gros
hnm nnmed nftor Nebraska's war
govornor has boon commissioned by
Govornor Novlllo nB mascot of tho
Sovonth national guard regiment. Ho
will not accompany tho roglment to
camp, nor go with it to Franco, but
his photogrtvph will adorn tho bond
quarters of Colonel Novlllo and will bo
guarded by Captain Loo Motcalte, ad
jutant on tho reglmontal Bluff. The
Grosham youngster is n son of Mr.
and MrB. S. L. Thomas of that placo.
To Be Given Leave of Absence
Within tho mjxt few wooks boys In
attendance lit tho farm Hobool will bo
glvon lenvo of nbaonco to husk corn.
Thoso who- tako tho necessary two or
throo wooka off at that tlmo will nt
ttond Bchool during tho Thanksgiving
vacation and also during tho Christ
mas vacation, private tutoring also be
ing offered by tho School or Agricul
ture For thoso Htudonts thoro will
only bo n day oft at Thanksgiving and
n dny off at Christmas. Thoy will
comploto tho school year In tho spring.
ssuses Circular on Fire Prevention
Tho Htato flro commissioner's office
is Bonding out circulars announcing
flro provontion dny, Novombor 2, as
designated by Govornor Novlllo In a
proclamation, and asking all citizens to
co opornto in reducing flro hazards. A
general clennup of old rubbish Is
urged, nnd nronorty ownors nro ro-
quested to look nftor oloctrlo wiring,
uoioctivo chimneys and other sources,
of conflagrations. City ofliclnls, com
mercial clubs ami women's clubs nro
nppoafud to for iiBslatauco in securing
a gonerui observance of the dny.
Dairy Judging Team Selected
Aftor a long sorlos of tryouts tho
Btudonts who ro to roprosent tho
unlvorsity in tho dairy Judging contest
nt tho national dairy show, to bo hold
this yoar at Columbus, O., havo Just
boon plckod. Thoy aro L. F. Lind
gron, J, D. McKolvoy, J. R. Shophord
and Ell Duncombo. In final prepara
tion for tho Judging contost the team
will visit Bomo of tho leading dairy
fnrms in Iowa and Wisconsin. Ad
vantage will bo taken of this trln
to visit somo of tho host milk plants
Status of Eligibility
Any man botweon tho ages of olgh
teen nn4 forty-flvo years may enlist
In tho Seventh Nobraska nntlonnl
guard roglfnent, of which Govornor
Novlllo Is colonel, But any ono sub
Joct to draft who onllsts In this rogi-
mont must loavo tho regiment and
respond to a call for examination 'for
draft, if ho should receive such
cull before thu regiment in actually
etlled Into the federal service It
tho rogimont la culled into the Unltod
Stn'ns service all enlisted men will
remain members of the rogimont
1 Amcrlcnn troops receiving supplies nt n village somewhere in France, 2 Not the grave of Kaiser Wllhelm,
but tho resting plnco of Wllhelm Kaiser, a humble grenndlcr, in the cemetery of I'nrgny. 3 Italians hoisting
Held guns up the steep sides of Monte Santo.
NEWS REVIEW OF
THE PAST WEEK
Germans Capture Oesel Island
and Defeat Overmatched
SLAVS RESISTING STOUTLY
Kaiser's Hurried Trip to Bulgaria and
Turkey American Destroyer Tor
pedoed, One Man Being Killed
President Wilson's Latest
Move Toward Bottling
By EDWARD W. PICKARD. ' '
The week brought no rail relict to
belcuguorcd Germany, externally or In
ternally." While the ktilser wus hurry
ing down through Bulgaria to Con-'
Htnntinople to mend his crumbling
fences, and Chancellor Mleh'nolls wus
struggling to bold on to his Job, und
tho German armies on the west front
wero making eostly und futile counter
attacks nnd slowly giving ground be-
fore the British and French, tho land
and sea forces of tho empire did strike
nt Russia what, considered superficial
ly, might bo' thought to bo u serious
blow. Btit the operations In tho Uul-
tlc cannot be considered of prime im
portance nnd cause tin special concern
among the utiles, not even Russia be
ing greatly worried.
Troops landed on the Island of
Oesel, supported by tho fleet, have suc
ceeded In capturing or driving off the
garrison, which resisted stoutly, nnd
the knlser's warships nrc pushing buck
the Russian naval forces toward the
Gulf of Finland. In the sea lighting
both sides lost several vessels. Tho
Russian lleet fought well but wus hope-i
lessly outclussed In strength. The Ger
mans made ncrlal nttacks on Permit),
nnd it was reported that they were at
tempting to gnln a footing on tho tnaiu
Innd. At last reports lioth sides were
hurrying up strong nnvnl re-enforcements!
The real objective of the Ger
man high command is not revealed,
but It does not seem probnble Von Hln
denburg, who Is directing tho opera
tions In person, will attempt to capture
and hold Petrogrnd. That would mean
a perilous extension of his Hues In
view of the fact that winter Is nt hand.
Southof Riga the Russlnn artillery
'prevented the Germans from throwthg
bridges neross the Dvlnn.
Trying to Hold His Allies.
Increasing signs of a break-up of the
nlllunce of the cent nil powers prob
ably sent the knlser on his trip to the
near Fast. First he Jollied the Bul
garians, who, like tho Austrlans, are
sick of the wnr; nnd It was significant
Unit Emperor Charles grasped a puny
excuse not to accompany his overbear
ing ally. Then William run down to
Constantinople, where Turkish girls
strewed flowers In his path nnd hp and
tho Ntiltan exchanged decorations. If
the kaiser can hold his coalition to
gether much longer, It will be because
the allies do not mako sufficiently at
tractive separate peace suggestions to
Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria anil Tur
key. As wns expected, the opponents of
Chancellor Mlchnells were quick to
take ndvnutnge of the WUhelmshaven
naval 'revolt Incident. The Socialists
now present a united front against him
and have decided to vote ngaljist the
war credit of $2,500,000,000 at the De
cember session of tho relchstag unless
he resigns. Foreign Secretary von
Kuehlmnnn or Prlnco von Bulow is
snld to bo tils probable successor,
though tho war party still fears Count
von Rerhstorff may be appointed, In
tho effort to savo himself Mlchnells
offered Frlederlch von Payer tho post
of chnncellor, displaying readiness to
throw overboard Doctor Helfferlch and
also Minister of Marino von Cnpelle.
There are rumors that Mlchnells Is
contemplating the establishment of n
On the West Front.
In Flanders tho British practically
completed their occupation of tho Im
portant PnsBchendnela ridge nnd the
Germans wero observed to be hurried
ly building a long dam for the purpose
of Hooding the low land -nst of the
ridge. Meanwhile the French on the
left flnnk of the British steadily wid
ened the base of tho wedge that Is be
ing driven In between the Germnti
armies nnd the Bclglun const. The al
lied uvlutors made many raids and
dropped vast quantities of explosives
on Germnn military establishments
with destructive results. The German
airmen were not Idle, but theli main
raid wns mndc on Nancy, where a num
ber of civilians were killed.
Tho British government on Tuesday
announced formnlly, through Bonnr
Law, chancellor of the exchequer, Unit
reprlsnls would be mndc for the Ger
man raids over London and other un
fortified places. Germnn towns, Mr.
Law said, will bo bombarded so far us
military needs will release tho neces
sary mncblnes. The threat may bo suf
ficient to check the barbarity of tho
Germnns In this respect.
Realizing the danger of n collnpse
of tho Austrian forces thnt are oppos
ing tho advance of the Italians, the
centrnl powers havo withdrawn nt
least, forty divisions from the Russlnn
front nnd hurried them to the rescue
of the defenders of Trieste. Large
numbers of Germnn, Bulgnrlan and
Turkish troops are now on the Italian
American Destroyer Torpedoed.
Tho first real American casualty list
from the wnr zone was given 'out
Wednesday by Secretary of the Nnvy
Daniels. It Included o;ie death, thnt
of Osmond Kelly Ingrnhnm, gunner's
mate, of Pratt City, AUi., and the
names of live-other men of the navy
who were slightly wounded. These
men were of the crew of an American
destroyer which wns torpedoed by a
German submarine while on patrol In
British waters. Tho vessel was not
sunk and soon reached port. The re
port came from Rear Admiral Sims
and said Ingraham was blown over
board and his body wns not recovered.
Nnval olllcers think It remarkable that
until this occurrence Admiral Sims'
lighting units should nil have escaped
damage In the fight against the U
bonts. From Amstcrdnm the other day came
the report that Germany was about to
Include Amcrlcnn waters In the sub
marine zone. This meant nothing to
American naval authorities, for they
had considered our waters so Included
since' we entered the war. The best
informed opinion Is that American
transports, with their spo,cd nnd their
convoys, will bo quite safe from the
The week's list of victims of U-boats
was small In number, but the loss of
life was greater than usual. This was
due mainly to tho destruction of tho
French stenmer Medio with the loss
of 2.r0 persons, Including soldiers nnd
prisoners of wnr. It is nn undisputed
fuct thai service on Gorman subma
rines Is becoming more dangerous ev
ery day, and this probably is respon
sible fop the latest reported mutiny
In the tiernmn navy. Sailors at tho
pTrt of Ostein! refused to go aboard
the U-bonts and are said to have
thrown one commander Into the sen.
There Is trouble In the Austrian nnvy
also. Soldiers and the crews of sub
merslbles have had several conflicts at
Poln, olllcers on both sides being killel.
The Austrian government thereupon
decided to change the naval base to an
Wilson's New Blow at Germany.
Determined thnt Germany and Its al
lies shall not benefit from the trade
and Industry of the United Stntes,
President Wilson started off the week
by setting In motion machinery to stop
trade with the enemy and trnnsmlsslon
of Information valuable to him, to con
trol enemy aliens nnd enemy property
nnd to check the activities in America
of German sympathizers. By execu
tive decree the president created a wnr
trade board, with Vnnce McCormlck as
chjilrnuin, supplanting tho exports ad
ministrative hoard, and n war trade
council to advise the board on ques
tions of policy; gave the secretary of
the treasury power to regulate tho ex
port of gold, silver nnd currency, trans
fers of credit, transactions In foreign
exchange, ami enemy Insurance com
panies, and authority to prevent the
transmission of written or photographic
Information from this country except
through tho mulls; crented n censor
ship board to prevent tho transmission
of Intelligence to tho enemy by any
means; gave the trade commission full
authority over enemy patents; gave
tho postmaster general power to regu
late tho publication of wnr matter by
foreign languago papers, nnd In other
ways took control of enemy Interests
In the United States.
Tho provisions of this sweeping tie-
crce when put Into full force should
help a lot In the process of bottling up
in Germ an empire. The United States
and Its allies show no disposition U
yield to the pleas of the so-called neu
tral nntlons thnt have been supplying
Germany with food and other mate
rials. According to reports received li
Washington, the food sltuntlon In Ger
many is growing acute. The weeklj
ration there amounts upproxlniatelj
to four und n half pounds of bread
a half peck of potatoes, a cupful ol
beans, pens, or oatmenl; a half pontic
of meat, twelve cubes of sugar, siS
Individual patties of butter and nr.
equal amount of other fnts. The cnlorlt
value of these foods In the nggregnte
is less than half the amount estimated
by the American food administration
ns sufficient for u person in n sedentary
Coal Strike Makes Trouble.
The coal situation, especially In Illi
nois, caused the administration a great
deal of trouble. Strikes, unauthorized
by tho union, stopped production und
tho operators declared they could not
pay the wnges demanded unless they
were allowed to charge the genera)
public GO cents more u ton. Coal Ad
mlnlstrntof Garfield was swamped wirti
appeals nnd protests, nnd sent out a
message to the effect thnt unless min
ing wns resumed the federal govern
ment would seize the mines. The whole
nlTnlr hns the appearance of greed fos
tered by underhanded pro-German in
Food Administrator Hoover has
been brought to a realization of the
fact that the retail grocers of the coun
try nre robbing the ultimate consum
ers, nnd he proposes to go ns far as his
powers permit In stopping the extor
tion. In a statement Issued Thursday
Mr. Hoover said that though neither
the food administration nor tho gov
ernment hns authority to regulate the
retailer as It docs the wholesaler, he
would, beginning November 1, expose
the former ench week by publishing
the wholesale prices of nil commodities
In every section. Thus the purchaser
will know how much the retnller Is
pnylng and how much undue profit he
Is exacting. Mr. Hoover cites particu
larly the retail price bf flour, which Is
out of nil proportion to the wholesale
price fixed by the government, nnd al
so the recent unwnrrnnted udvnnces
In the retnll price of sugnr.
Unless the retnller grocer behaves,
the food administrator hints, congress
may bo asked for legislation giving the
government power to regulate him. Mr.
Hoover asserts thnt the corner hns
been turned In high prices and that If
the farmer und retnller co-operate with
him, the essential commodities one lif
ter another should contlnup to show re
ductions between now nnd the end of
The war department Issued order
Thursday for the entnilnment of tin
flnnl quotas of tho first draft from the
northwest sfntes nnd the entire mobiH
zutlon of the 0S7.000 men of the first
tinny Is expected to be complete b.
the middle of November. The call for
the second draft is not expected be
fore the first of the year, but arrange
ments for It nre under wny nnd It mn
be thnt the remaining 7,000.000 ellgil
bles will be examined in advance so its
to establish a waiting Mst. Prepara
tlons for the winter In the trnlnlm
camps are being mndc rapidly ano
there Is reason to believe that then
will be no shortage of warm clothing
arms nnd nil other necessary supplies
The Liberty bond cnniralgti went
with n rush lust week, despite the dis
loyal opposition displayed In some In
entitles. The government has tnken
steps to punish the pro-German work
ers who have fostered this hostile sen
timent, nnd Secretary McAdoo has ask
ed banks to report tho names of those
who have sought to Intimidate bank
ers ly threats to withdraw their de
posits. Tho senatorial committee Investigat
ing Senator La Follette's loyalty held
several sessions but wns temporarily
foiled by the wily fellow's demand that
he be given the opportunity to cross-
examine those who had contradicted
bis assertion regnrdlng Bryun's state
ment to President Wilson nnent the
Lusltnnltt. As the committee cannot
well summon the president or Mr.
Bryan, It adjourned to think the ease
Former Senator Pettlgrew of South
Dakota is emulating the record of La
Follette and defying tho government
to have him indicted. Ills utterances
nre if anything moro reprehensible
than those of tho Wisconsin man, but
ho himself Is much more negligible.
If nil their renders nnd hearers were
persons of sound sense, neither one
would be worth tho powder It woult'
take to blow htm over to Germany.
GREW OF ANTILLES
STICK WITH SHIP
SURVIVORS OF THE TORPEDOED
TRANSPORT AT FRENCH PORT.
KILLED WHILE ASLEEP'
American Government Will Pay In
surance for Those Who Perished.
Believe Troop Movements
Being Tipped Off.
A French Port, Oct. 23. Purvlvors
of the United States transport AnUl
les, which wus sunk by 11 Germain
submarine October 17, wero lumlcd
Tile torpedo struck tho ship at a.
quarter to seven o'clock Wednesday
morning. Many were killed In their
berths. The explosion killed tho en
gineers, oilers and mechanics and.
Uioso of Hie crew who were in bunks
All the survivors praise the cap
tain of the Antilles nnd the members
of the gun crew, who stuck to their
posts until the waves closed over tho
ship. When the Antilles sank, forty or
fifty men were nt the stern. Most of
them leaped fifty feet or more into-
the sea ns the stern rose to u perpen
dicular position. Tho sett was run
ning high nt the time, making it dif
ficult to save the crew und passen
gers. Somo survivors, clinging to
debris, were in the water tin hour.
All Who Perish Insured.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 23. AH
hands in the military nnd naval serv
ice who perished with the lost Amer
ican transport Antilles, toivedoetL
and sunk by a Gerjnan submarine Oc
tober 17, came within the scope of
the new war insurance law, the treas
ury department announced ""1 there
by nutomntically carried insurance to-
the amount of $0,000 ench.
This sum will be paid the families
of the dead soldiers nnd sailors in.
monthly Installments of 2o onch.
over n period of twenty years. It la
in nddltlon to compensations which
will be paid to widows, children nntV
dependent mothers of the men. Ap
proximately seventy persons went
down with the Antilles.
The sinking' of the transport Is be
lieved to have followed another leak
of Information Into Germany with re
gard to troop movements.
Tho wnr department took ofllcinl'
cognizance of this with the issue of
tho following order:
"To the commanding generals of nlU
nntlonnl guard divisions:
"Communicate ordqrs to each organ
ization commander In your division
thnt during the time they arc In fed
eral service, they are prohibited from
making nny report to the governor or
authorities, civil or miltnrly, of their
respective stntes, regarding nny move
ment of their organizations, or of nny
other federal troops or personnel."
Adopt New Draft Plan.
Washington, Oct. 23. Provost Mnr
shal Crowder nnnounced Unit the
nine million men, still subject to ar
my drnfe, will be divided Into five
classes and called (""nrdlng to class.
Economic considerations will gov-,
crn the- new sysfem of selection und
thoso least nvallable, either for In
,i. "-i(iiey reasons, will,
be tho lact cnlled.
sv'i'in. bt'sod on recom.
mendatlons of draft boards the coun
try over, will simplify their tasks .audi;
make the drawings hereafter even,
mo-e equitable than In the ptft.
Each man will be nllowcd . seven(
days In whlfh to answer u qucsllon-.
aire as to his Jnuustrlnl status and;
the dependency of any relatives.
Half of Zep Fleet Lost.
Paris, Oct. 23. The German Hop-,
pelln lleet has mot Its worst disaster
of the war. Of the eight Zeppelins
which Visited Paris as the first step
toward carrying out thr Uirent made In
a German message wjilch snld It had
been decided to destroy Paris In re-.,
prlsal for French nlr raids on Get-,
man towns, two were destroyed nnd.
RU8S Fleet Withdraws.
Petrograt). Oct. 23. The Russians
have succe-ded In getting all thelr
sh'ns except observation elements out
of Moon sound without losses and In
perfect order, uccordlng to nn oillcInM
cointnunlciitlon Issued by the marina
department. Tho communication snys
the Oesel ami Moon IslnndR have dofK
nltely passed Into the hands of tho
Famous Case Ends Quickly.
Alliance, Neb., Oct. "23. The fnm.
ous Chndron bluckmnil case, charging
s'x Omnha men nnd three citizens of
Chadron with conspiracy to black
mail, was vlrtunlly thrown out of
After hearing testimony by two wlt
nesses, that they knew of the nllegeil
conspiracy before It wns "discovered,11
Jndgo Grimes Immediately Instructed
tho Jury to bring In a verdict for th i.
defense. The Jury did ns directed,
nnd was dismissed nt once. The deu
fendnnts were dismissed.
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