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ALLIES OF KAISER
BRANDED AS SUCH BY AGRICUL
LOBBY EXISTS IN WASHINGTON
'eelares Men of Immense Wealth
Seek to Block Legislation; Tells
Peop.e of U. S. to Scorn and
" ■'I - ..I., Sensational charge* I
Uial a l.a.l.t of "f.««l gaml-ler*. some i
"* lie,,, ,0.11 Of imuieruu* wealth." al- j
riii.l, |. at work in Washington to
-!-*t ltie administration fi««| eoniml
• -II* were iitalic in a formal state- |
n-.-,.i ».* %-- \ ,..
Of the Agricultural department.
Allies of the kaiser unpatriotic
• III disloyal—who should Ih- made!
* ‘ hmthing and contempt of
• %.-ry t«itrii>t|i American." are some
'he chamcferfiatloti* applied In
Mr \ roofnali to "food spei-ulntor*.
fi«-l «s .merer* and food ga millers"
who lie promises, to ill in time In
touched to appropriate legislation.
-retary Vnaitttan'* statement fol
-\eier In ,1„. history of the world
l-.-i. Irtislnessuieii shown as much pa
tnoti.iii and unselfishness ns have
1*^-0 manifest.-i since the war 1m
g.m lif ih.- InistKcHameu of America.
An overwhelming majority of them
h Ite Item a* ready to place their hus
in.-s* organizations and tlieir person
at *en hi* and their wealth at the
•t »t«.%al of th»- fed.-ml government in
lt«.» crisis a* ihe young men have
I lie actual lighting.
• However, this attitude Inis not
lw-rti universal There are f.Ksl spec
ulators. fond i-ornerers and fiMMl
i adders, settle Ilf them men of im
mense wealth and others of very
Maall means who n.e nalay taking
adi :• utage of war «s nidi lions to ex
1*1** r tl«-ir fellow citizens to the full
evietit of their ability. These men
“fe allies of the kaiser and tire doing '
fte *r utniost to ijefeiti tin- patriotic
purfsises of the nation. Wherever
- Ml ill high places or in
low- they should lie condemned mill
• v To fed t| loathing mid sou-1
tempt of evi-rv patriotic American.
These nun Will he taken cure of |
In < >ie time hr national, state and
io’ 't legislation, hut until such]
h-gislaiioti *nn to* enacted tlie only]
e"'. .five i-.wer that i-an lie tirouglit !
agailist them is the power of mi out- ]
r-g -d pnhlie si.ntiiii.-nt. mel that
sl»*M Is- used vigorously and m -r
"I atu to'd that some of these men
are a.tualfy In Washington today con
ducting ah. - Mi.- request of
l*rrsi«lcni 1TH S..II that congress etn
|s.v .-r him and his ealiinet to take
♦he necessary means to economise
the agricultural |ir<wluets for vii-torv.
T* . i an- urging every s|ieeioi]s th.se j
Mi. I and imaginary argument
er nst the granting of war fMovers
to it..- itresi.lent and liis eahin.-f mid
t'let an- >i present dlns-tittg their
l*r |..iI : Hacks ag-ilnst tin* laws
wt.i-'i have Im-ch Intrulitotl hv the
agt •culture <-nmmittee of the house
w 'li a view to putting tlie depart
n.«-i. ..f agriculture on a war hnsis.
Tti. st.-p stiould have lieen taken
several Week- ago Till- hills now llc
f..r.. .-ss were drawn up aft r
tt department of agriculture had
co. sotted w ih v. rv acrieviltnral col
li-g.- in Hie I'uitcd Stalls vvllti everv
Mi,t.- d. |K»ni .-ni ..f agriculture. vvi'li
every agrii-ulturnl paper or magn
eto.. :rlet with e\fe*rts familiar with
I he experience of Kurofie during the
•as* ! hree lean The aililitlonat
powers »sk.-.l for are powers which
are |«ese.s.i| and exercised i.y the
g«.x ertin..*ti-s of everv Kttmpefln nti
li.m u..w at war Tliev have ts». n
•I. ....w.strateit to !»■ alisollit**1 y essen
Hal war |«iwers"
Conscripts to Report in September.
Tlie h.t.g deadl.M'k of mnferees on
the slertiie draft military hill wa<
l<r..k.cti late last week with agreement
• si a imupriwnise measure under
wlii.li a great war army would tie
n.i»«il I.y selective conscription of
tn.-ii 1stwe«-ti the ag.-s of L'l to m.
Aulhortzalaui for recruiting t'nl.mel
Ih.isei elt's pr..|«.s.il v olunteer divl
*i**u written into the hill hv the sen
ate and d.f.nd.il stul.lM.ruly hy tlie
senate ...nfer.i - tinally was thrown
wit M tie- insis.ence of eouililittee
iic ti representing the house. In re
tiiru tlie li.ei-j- inld.il to the senate's
for iiroliihith.il at military
Ill h-s than two weeks after the
taw i- effective r.-gistration of those
eligible for conscription will be under
way throughout the country.
The war department has 'erected a
vast machine for assigning and or
ganizing the conscripts. They will be
assembled at training camps in Sep
tember. The compromise bill is un
derstood to be generally satisfactory
to the administration and to the
army general staff on whose advice
the original measure was framed.
The age limit named in llte corfer
cnce agreement is “1 to 30. inclusive,
making the draft applicable to all
male voters under 31.
No Chance to Evade Duty.
To dispose of any fear that county
and city registration hoards will ex
errise favoritism in enrolling soldiers
under the selective draft act, Pro
vost Marshal Heneral Crowder is
sued a statement declaring such
practices would be virtually impossi
ble. Imiiiusp of the explicit terms in
which the act is drawn. He warned
registration officials that favoritism
easily could be detected and would
he punished with heavy penalties.
"Every precaution." said the state
ment. “will he taken to make it cer
tain that the registration will be con
ducted with exact justice.”
"The law is specific and allows no
latitude to the boards, either In the
matter of registration or in the later
matter of exemption from service.
The law is self-executing. Every man
within the age limits fixed by the se
lective service act must register, and
the penalty of tlie law in evasion of
egistration will fall not only on the
man who fails to appear, but on any
member of a registration board who
may lie shown to be in collusion with
the |>erson who attempts to escape
“Further than this, the registration
hoards will never act as exemption
boards except in certain specific
cases, such tts where a young man
who Ii:in registered shall claim to be
employed in a federal, state, or local
office anti thereby does come within
the exemption clause of the statute.
In ti ease like this tltt* facts must he
entered officially and attested.
>■> inr ns tne oilier reason* mi
exemption under the law are i'on
iitiimI. exemptions for men on gaged
in pursuits in which their work Is
more valuable at home than in tiie
service, the authority will lie with a
board of higher discretion.
“The law provides the penalty of
imprisonment with no alternative of
a fine for any ollicinl or any register
ed man who shall make a false re
turn or connive ^it such a practice.
The safeguards against favoritism or
pvosion tire ample.”
Men Named For Russian Mission. !
Washington—The State department
announced the personnel of the Amer
ican commission to Russia as follows?
Eliliu Root of New York, chairman.
Charles R. Crane of Illinois. Chica
go manufacturer atul business man.
John U. Mott of N'ew York, general
secretary international committee of
Young Min's Christian association.
Cyrus McCormick, president of the
International Harvester company.
Samuel K. Bertron, banker of New
James | uiiican. vice president Amer
ican l-'edeniiion of Labor.
Charles Edward Russell of New
York, author and socialist.
Major General Hugh L. Scott, chief
of *inff. I*. S. A.
Rear Admiral James H. Glennon.
r. s. n.
Food Control Wilf Avert Famine.
New York.—Herbert C. Hoover,
wlio recently came front Europe tn
advise the government on fond con
dition* in Europe, says that without
control we may see flour at $20 a
barrel before the year is over, but
that with control “the present price
of flour can lie reduced 40 to ."iO pet
cent and at ilie same time the pro
... lie treated in a liberal manner.”
Mr. Hoover, in commenting on the
situation told newspaper men that
there i* absolutely no occasion for
food panic in this country nor any
justification for outrageous prices un
le** tlic opposition of special inter
est.: defeat* tiie president in obtain
ing the necessary powers to control
the nation's food adequately.
lie said that America's problem Is
not one of famine, for this country
has now and will have next year a
large surplus. Mr. Hoover asserted
that the great problem of the United
States is. after the ptsi|ile of this
country tire properly fed and protect
ed. to give to the allies the last
ounce of surplus of which America
Rigid Food Measure Essential.
Rome—With last rear's world
food crops poor and those of this
year poorer, it is necessary, even if
the war end this summer or fall, for
llie United States to apply rigid food
war measures, according to David
Lilian of California, founder of the
International Institute of Agriculture
here and Amcriean representative to
Guard* to Tram in South.
S; ii Antonio. Trt—Army hoards
hate Iteen named In the Soul hern de
paritm-nt to seiei-t sites for six divi
st.ai. of troo|i* to tie trained in thi'
■tetmrtiuetit under t he eonaerlpt ioit
1411. Kaeh division will have a war
►tretiidh of a.<»n men. making an
army «f 1-Vi.tM* to lie troimsl in
in nip. In Tevii'. Oklahoma and New
Vleiiui The troop. will eotisist In
part of national L'lnirdsinen from Min
gr^iia. North Ihikota Iowa. Xelu i'
k* Traaa and ttklahoma.
Oregon Gives Her . Share.
Washington.—Oregon Inis filled its
quota in regular army recruits. With
a quota of l..’!44 the Pacific state has
applied 1.:i4!t men to the government
since April 1.
Historic City Hall Damaged.
New York.—New York’s historic
city hall, built more than 100 years
ago. and considered architecturally
one of the most beautiful buildings in
the country, was badly damaged by
•ire several days ago. The entire
building was threatened.
Italian Envoys Coming
IVs hlrf*'-* ~ The Italian war mis
sion which I* to arrange with the
f'nltml State' a program of sjM*cial
eo-ofwrathNi. wiH arrive in Washing
Ion within the next few .lay*.
Pilot and Pupil Killed.
i » ii** i t***i w*uon non*.
General Victim of Assassin.
Uiga.—Major General KartzofT.
commander of the Siberian rifles di
vision. -has been assassinated. The
soldiers deny the possibility thnt the
assassin was one of their number.
Awarded 6 Cents Damages.
Washington. — By agreement on
both sides the local supreme court
awarded a verdict of six cents dam
ages and costs to Henry I.ane Wil
son. former ambassador to Mexico, in
bis libel suit against Norman Hap
good, former editor of Collier's.
1—The 191S class of France, young men horn in 1S9S, just called to the colors, marshaled in front of the
Gare Montparnasse, Paris, to he taken to training garrisons. 2—(Jen. Clarence U. Edwards, new commander of the
department of the Northeast, and his aide, Lieut. N. S. Simpkins, in headquarters at Boston. 3—British officer
leading a raiding party amidst the bursting of German shells. 4—Princess Maude of Fife, who is to marry her
cousin, the Prince of Wales. 15—Lieut. Com. D. C. Bingham, fleet gunnery officer on staff of commander of Atlan
NEWS REVIEW OF
THE PAST WEEK
War Revenue Measure to Raise
in the House.
MAKES ENTIRE NATION HELP
Compromise Reached on Army Con
scription Bill—Nine Regiments of
Engineers Going to Europe
in Northern France
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
The house of representatives re
ceived from the ways and means com
mittee on Wednesday the completed
war revenue bill designed to raise ?!,
800,000,000, which is additional to the
ngrmal revenue of $1,500,000,000, The
measure Is so drafted that every home,
every individual, will share in the bur
den. Under its provisions the Ameri
can people will he paying direct taxes
of $33 per capita for the year 1917.
The people of the British isles now
pay per capita taxes of $60.
The principal features of the levy
are the Increases in income and profits
taxes, in internal revenue rates and in
customs duties, hut the householder
and indeed everyone is hit, for light,
heat, and telephone bills, admission
tickets to amusements, fire and life in
surance, railway tickets, automobiles,
automobile tires and tubes, soft drinks,
postage rates, golf clubs and baseball
bats, club dues, and a host of other
everyday necessities or luxuries come
under the taxation. At the last min
ute the committee added a paragraph
placing a tax of 2 cents a pound on tea
and 1 cent a pound on coffee, and an
additional tax was placed on sugnr.
The bill proposes a normal tax of 2
per cent on individuals having incomes
between $1,000 and $3,000, if single,
and $2,000 and $4,000, if married or the
head of a family. An additional nor
mal tax of 2 per cent would be added
in the case of larger incomes. At $5,
000 an additional surtax, graduated
until at $500,000 and over it reaches
33 per cent, would be imposed.
All articles of Import now on the
free list will be taxed 10 per cent, and
an additional 10 per cent tax Is placed
on all articles now on the dutiable
list. The tax on excess profits Is 16
per cent on profits over 8 per cent and
$5,000. Heavy taxes are placed on
beer, spirits, whisky and tobacco and
its manufactures. The first-clnss mail
rate goes up to 3 cents and the second
class rate is increased according to the
Army Bill Compromise.
Spurred to action by the president,
the senate and house conferees com
promised tiie differences over the
army conscription bill. The amend
ment authorizing the Roosevelt expe
ditionary force of volunteers was elim
inated. The age limit for the draft
was set at twenty-one to thirty years
inclusive. Liquor is barred from the
training camps and Immoral resorts
from their vicinity. The pay of en
listed men is raised $10 a month to $25,
and that of other grades proportion
ately. The machinery for draft ex
emption is provided.
It is estimated that under the bill
more than 10,000.000 men are liable
for war service. From these will he
taken the first 500.000 recruits for the
conscription army, the second 500.000
when the president decides to call for
them, and the men necessary to bring
the regular army and National Guard
up to maximum war strength if volun
teers do not come forward in sufficient
Reports during the week concerning
the submarine warfare were conflict
ing and confusing. Germany claimed
its campaign was still successful be
yond its expectations, while Great
Britain issued figures showing a con
siderable decrease in the number of
Great Britain reported the sinking
of two more hospital ships by the Ger
mans. The news also came of the tor
pedoing of the British steamship City
of Baris in the Mediterranean early
In April. The vessel carried 20(5 pas
sengers and a large crew and only 23
American inventors by the thousand
are seeking means of combating the
submarine, and Chairman Saunders of
the naval consulting board made a
statement which, though deprecated by
navy officials, gave assurance that
some of the devices submitted would
solve the problem in the near future.
The war department announced on
Monday that nine regiments of engi
neers, made up largely of railroad
men, would be sent to France ns soon
ns possible. These men and doctors
and nurses will be the first to reach
the war zone.
Members of the French war commis
sion, after their trip through the cen
tral West, were received enthusiasti
cally in Philadelphia and New I'ork;
some of the British commissioners ad
dressed congress, and all of them pre
pared to return home, confident that
the arrangements made with America
ensured the prosecution of the war to
a victorious conclusion.
The finance committee of the
French ehanjtyer of deputies, in report
ing on a bill, asserted tliat Frafieo
must have a “peace that pays;” in re
storation of Alsace-Lorraine, compen
sation in kind for thefts and damages
in the invaded region, rebuilding of
the ruined towns and villages by Ger
man hands, ships to replace those
sunk, and guaranties for annual pay
It was stated authoritatively in
Washington Thursday that President
Wilson had informed Mr. Balfour that
the United States will make war and
peace in common with the allies.
Ferment in Germany.
Or the greatest interest and im
portance were the events of the week
in Germany. Chancellor von Beth
mnnn-Hollweg. finding himself between
two fires, maintained silence concern
ing Germany's aims in the war. On
the one hand, the peace-without-annex
atlon socialists attacked him nnd the
government fiercely, virtually demand
ing that he step down and out. On the
other hand, the conservatives nnd Pan
Germans assailed him for apparently
yielding to the other faction, and also
boldly blamed his hesitant policy for
the long duration of the war. Sweep
ing internal reforms in the empire are
demanded by the radicals, and some of
then)—but not enough yet—venture to
urge the wiping out of Prussia’s bale
ful predominance and even the deposi
tion of the reigning dynasty.
A logical result of these agitations
was the reported attempt of an assas
sin to shoot the kaiser in Berlin. Had
his aim been truer his bullet would
have removed not alone Wilhelm, but
the whole house of Hohenzollern.
Closely related to events in Germany
were the developments in Russia. The
provisional heads of the new republic
were forced to agree to form a coali
tion government with the dele
gates of the soldiers’ and work
men's councils. This quieted the dis
turbances for the time being, but the
Gorman socialist emissaries continued
to spread their propaganda. Borgjerg.
Danish socialist, who is in Petrograd.
made known the peace terms proposed
by the German socialist democratic
party, the majority faction. They In
clude recognition of the right of na
tions to freedom of development, the
introduction of compulsory Interna
tional arbitration, the restitution by
; Germany of all conquered territories,
a plebiscite in Russian Poland, with
freedom to choose between independ
ence or annexation by Russia or Ger
many: the restoration of independence
to Belgium. Serbia, and Roumania; the
restoration to Bulgaria of the Bulgari
an districts of Macedonia, and the
granting to Serbia of a free port on
The radical socialists of Petrograd
at once declared that their party
should have nothing to do with Borg
jerg and his propositions, which they
asserted were wholly pro-German.
Stand of American Socialists.
Leading American socialists gave out
a statement denouncing the interna
tional socialist conference called for
Stockholm early in June as “the most
dangerous of all the kaiser's plots for
cashing in his military victories,” and
characterizing the American socialist
delegates, Morris Hillquit and Alger
non Lee. as radically pro-German.
In Greece matters moved rapidly to
ward a climax. The king is losing
supporters daily in large numbers, and
on Sunday 40,000 persons assembled
in Saloniki and with great enthusiasm
adopted a resolution proclaiming the
deposition of King Constantine and his
Germany is attempting to start in
Italy the same campaign of disintegra
tion she is carrying on in Russia.
Baron Sonnino is the object of attack
by radical journals in the southern
country, as is Milyoukov in Petrograd.
A war mission from Italy is now on
its way to America. It is headed by
the prince of Udine, and Marconi is
one of the members. The Italians are
coming to discuss especially the prob
lems of transporting food and muni
tions from America and the purchase
of coal and railway rolling stock. The 1
Isubmarine warfare has caused a griev
ous shortage of coal in Italy.
The Food Problem.
Herbert C. Hoover, chairman of the
food committee of the Council of Na
tional Defense, strongly advocated the
government measures that give the
president and the department of agri
culture direct control of the country's
food resources. He also urged a more
limited use of wheat in this country,
and his talk on that topic was followed
immediately by a government report
showing that the winter wheat crop
will be only about 300,000.000 bushels,
the smallest since 1904. The acreage
abandoned is the largest on record.
In Great Britain the “meatless day”
was abandoned because Baron Devon
port, food controller, found a diminu
tion in the consumption, of brendstuffs
was of more importance.
Food riots took place in many cities
and towns of Sweden, and according
to an official statement, the vast ma
jority of Germans are underfed. !
Sweden’s predicnment. however, was
lessened greatly on Wednesday when :
Kngland agreed to release the Swedish
ships laden with food and other neces
sities that had been detained in Brit
ish harbors. In return Sweden agreed
to release 900.000 tons of allied ship- j
ping that had been tied up in the gulf j
of Bothnia since the beginning of the
Desperate Struggle in France.
'Die desperate battle for possession
of tlie coal fields of Lens in northern
France continued unabated through
the week. Crown Prince Rupreeht of :
Bavaria brought up great masses of ;
reserve troops and every available gun
to check the unceasing Britisii attack,
and on Tuesday he succeeded in re
taking Fresnoy village and wood. But
that night nnd the next day the British
returned to the assault and again took
possession of most of the lost ground. '
There was heavy fighting at other
points along the Drocourt-Queant line,
which evidently is regarded by the
Germans as of vital importance. Bad
weather lessened the severity of the
fighting along the French front.
The expected general offensive by
the allies on the Macedonian front be
gan after several days of intense artil
lery activity and according to London
advices it was fairly successful. Be
tween Lake Oclirida and Lake Doiran
there was fierce fighting, the British
capturing Bulgarian trenches for a
stretch of two miles. In the Cerna
river bend the Russians took several
enemy trenches, and in the upper Mog- !
lenica river valley the Serbians, fight
ing to regain their own land, hit the
Teutonic allies hard blows. As usual.
Berlin claimed that all these attacks
by the entente allies were repulsed.
An Interesting development of the
week was the announcement that Ja
pan had been asked to supply ships
for the transportation of American
troops and supplies to Europe, and the
resulting discovery that Japan itself
was planning to send a large number
of soldiers to the Russian front this
President Wilson on Thursday cre
ated a war council of the Red Cross
and Ifbnry P. Davison of .1. P. Morgan
& Co. was placed at its head. In ac
cepting that post Mr. Davison said all
the vast facilities of the Morgan firm
would stand behind the Red Cross for
the duration of the war.
ENORMOUS OUTLAY FOR WAR
British Chancellor of the Exchequer
Gives Facts When Introducing
Measure for New Credit.
London.—Andrew Bonar Law, chan
cellor of the exchequer, in the com
mons discussed most of the main fea
tures of the war. Some of them, he
said, could be viewed with great satis
faction by the British. Others were of
• most disturbing nature.
One encouraging point made was the
small losses, comparatively, suffered
by the British in the Arras offensive.
He placed them at 50 to 75 per cent
less than those of the Somme, while
the enemy losses were tremendously
The U-boats, he said, had taken a
large toll, but they were at a greater
cost to Germany because they had
aligned against the Germanic allies the
greatest neutral, the United States.
Mr. Law was introducing the new
vote of credit of $2,500,000,000, which
be said was disturbing, because the
figures represented a total daily ex
penditure of $37,250,000. Between
April 1 and May, the chancellor said,
there was a daily advance of $10,000,
000 to the allies of Great Britain and
to the dominions.
The credit firings the total since the
outbreak of the war to $22,210,000,000.
America, however, continued the
chancellor, had acted with prompti
tude, for which the nation could not
be too grateful. The present vote
would carry the government on until
about August 1.
NEWS OFJHE WEEK
CONDENSATIONS OF GREATER OR
II BOILING DOWN OF EVENTS
National, Political, Personal and Other
Matters in Brief Form for All
Claeses of Readers.
U. S.-Teutonic War News.
Government agents are investigat
ing a rumor that freighters of the
American Transport company, flying
the American flag, have been carry
ing supplies to German submarines
• * *
High praise for America’s foreigu
born citizens is given by Attorney
General Gregory in a statement re
vealing that only 125 alien enemies
have been arrested under the presi
* * *
At the rate of $28,830,600 tin hour,
or $4S0,508 per minute, the rank and
tile of America is subscribing to the
“Liberty War Loan” the cash America
is to spend as lier part in the war to
establish world's democracy.
• * *
Newton I>. Baker, secretary of war,
indicated while on a visit to Cleve
land. Ohio, recently, that the war de
partment is making preparations for
a three-year war at least and that he
lias little hope of an early peace.
* • *
The government has made known
that nine new regiments of army en
gineers. to be composed exclusively of
highly trained railway men, will be
the first American troops sent to
France. They will be sent at the
earliest possible moment.
• • •
Tin* American government has as
sumed the immediate financial bur
den of Belgian relief by arranging to
lend to the French and Belgian gov
ernments jointly $75,000,000 to lie ex
pended for food to go to Belgium
and northern France.
* * *
More than 200.000 men, live times
ns many as can he accommodated,
have applied for admission to the six
teen officers’ training camps, which
opened May 8 to begin developing
the men who will lead new American
armies to he raised within the next
* * *
The United States is to have an
official gazette for the war period. It
is to he edited by the censors re
cently appointed under the direction
of President Wilson. Postmasters
throughout llie country are to display
this paper giving official government
• * *
That 127 Americans still are held
prisoners in Germany, probably re
moved from captured armed mer
chantmen. has been revealed by gov
ernment officials. It is assumed that
the men were brought to Germany
by raiders operating in the south At
• * *
The American government has pur
chased seven Austrian merchantmen
held in American ports, totalling
52.651 tons, for $6,778,006. The price
is about half the prevailing price for
ships. The vessels will he repaired
within a few months and placed in
the war emergency trade.
The board of athletic control of
the University of Minnesota announc
ed that the institution will take no
part in football this year because of
• * *
Joseph Benson Foraker. former
United States senator from Ohio, law
yer. orator, soldier and citizen, died
at his home in Cincinnati at the age
of 70 years.
* * *
The Chicago Herald has raised the
retail price of the paper to 2 cents in
the territory where it has been sell
ing for 1 cent, because of the increas
ed cost of manufacturing.
* » *
Over 40.000 coal miners of Mis
souri . Kansas. Oklahoma and Arkan
sas have received advances of 10
cents a ton for mining and a 20 per
cent raise for men working by the
day. The agreement was reached at
a conference in Kansas City.
• * •
E. Jacob Crull of Roundup. Mont.,
who was defeated for the republican
nomination for congress in his district
by Jeanette Rankin at the 1016 pri
mary, committed suicide at Elkhart,
* • *
Star Daley, slayer of James Roy
Oihson. a traveling snlesinnn, was
taken from deputy sheriffs at Phoe
nix. Ariz.. and hanged by a mob of
citizens. Before hanging Daley, the
party asked him if he wished to pray.
He sank to the ground sobbing and
with members of the party recited
the Ford’s prayer.
* * •
Portland. Ore., restaurants and ho
tels are printing “ham and egg" on
their menus, instead of the usual
“ham and eggs.” as the result of the
Increase of the cost of food.
• • •
On the basis of one slice of bread
wasted daily by each American fam
ily (helfeevd to be a very low esti
mate) it Is shown that 365.000,000
loaves of bread—or 1,500.000 barrels
of Hour-—equal to 7.000.000 bushels of
wheat, go to utter waste each year.
• * *
President Ban B. Johnson of the
American Baseball league announced
that in esse the war continued until
next spring, there would he no at
tempt to open the 1918 pennant sea
I The New York legiskitu -
I ei| the Slater fit 11 in . |.
I galizing professional b- _ \
York iifter Novetalier r.
* * •
Since tlie Nebraska s-ip
opinion that the State Ik
has no authority to ileny at-,
for charters for state bunk
forty-three banks have been
• * *
Coni dealers of Davenport !•
bave seat tin1 Iowa represciitai iv
Congress a petition asking that
Stress empower the government
take over all coal mines and lx
* * *
Six hundred lead of live st. re
infected with anthrax in Cart**
ty. Oklahoma. :n • • ding to fait L -
sell, federal farm . _ m. n,-sp: rat.
forts are being mad. , tic k tie
• * *
Dan Shay of Kansas < • • ;
of the Milwaukee Am
tion baseball team, shot
a negro waiter in it hotel
apolis. Ind., in an argumen
• • •
Railroad reports show that in
fully 25 per cent more land '
i prepared for corn than was pin;
- hist year. Early sown fields of m
grain are coming up nicely, of -
color and strong growth.
» * *
October K is tin* date set fo ri •
trial in New York of five m.-ni- ■
the News Print Manufacturer' —
elation and two others eharg.-d
violation of the Sherman i *t
law for alleged price fixing
* • *
St, Louis housewives are a-k. -I t
to serve more than three courses
any one meal, even when guests ■
present; to eliminate all kitchen
waste; to have one meatless <!. \
week and to limit food :
• * •
Two student aviators mo had
never piloted an airplane !>■■:
who were said to have l>egui.
without permission at the tove.-i.- • nr
aviation school at Mineola. N 1
were killed after a fall of 1...
The Louisiana sugar crop of ltd •
was practically twice as great a' the
crop of 1915, figures compiled by Uie
I Department of Agriculture show.
* • •
American exports to Kurnpe in
creased *27.000,000 in Mareh. i! -
ond inontli of Germany's un • * : •
submarine warfare Departi • ' • of
Commerce figures show.
• • *
The estimated yield of whea* for
1917 is 300.437,000 bushels an.,
to the government crop report inn
issued, as compared with 4** 1.7 4' *■ «•«
for 1916, a decrease of 115.3n7.'*»
* * *
Secretary McAdoo annininn ihnt
the *2,000,000.000 bond issue .if ’
< rty loan will he in dennmina'i
from *50 to *100,000, and will i
in thirty years.
* • •
Tlie house passed the esj
bill with a modified censorship | ■
vision after administration 1.1 l.-r
had lost an insistent figlit for r< ten
tion of the original section aita.-d at
the publication of news of value ?>
European War News.
The British admiralty reports th
destruction of a torpedo boat d*
stroyer and of probably the !<><
one officer and sixty-one men.
* * •
The Greek steamship Barth*
which left New York on Apr:
Havre, lias been sunk by a 1 -
submarine, with a loss of >
in vessel and cargo.
* * *
Casualties among th*' *
pedltionary forces from tin
war began up to May 8 hn<
a total of 89.-843 killed, w.mii-1*-1 and
missing, according to an nil.-re
• • •
A representative of the <**rn
war department has admitti
Reichstag that a number *>f B*- -
subjects resident in Cologne \v
drafted into the German army
spite of their protests.
* * *
It is rumored in London otfi* -al
circles that Austria-Hungary !- -*■* n
to offer peace proposals and that
tliree politicians bearing such a it - -
sage are soon to leave Vi* nnn r
• • •
Great Britain's meatless day
he abolished because it augments
demand on hreadstuffs and nth*
stitutes which are less plentiful
meat. This was announced l*> l‘
Devonport. food controller.
• * *
Two more hospital ships hn\<- i«- n
torpedoed by German submarines
since British airplanes raided lie
town of Freiberg ns a reprisal f<>’
previous sinking of hospital ship
Andrew Bonar Law. member of
Britisli war council, announced.
* • *
General Gurko, Russian commander
of the western front, has issued -i
order declaring that the fruterai/ -
of Russians with German troop-*
which has become a common pra* n*
must be stopped.
* * *
Ships destroyed by submarines dur
ing the week ending*8lay f» were *•-•
si durably less than the pr,-\
week, according to British reports
Twenty-four Britisti merchant v> -
sels of more than 1.809 tons each
were sunk during the week. Twen-'
two vessels of less than 1.000 ton
and sixteen fishing vessels also wen
• • *
It is officially announced th
1.000.000 city children through
Germany will be placed on farms ti N
summer by the government.
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