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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
YEAR'S WAR BUDGET
FIRST YEAR OF WR TO COST
$10,735,807,000, ACCORDING TO
TOO MUCH HONEY
WAR TAX BILL IS REVISED
Loans Extra and More Than $6,500,.
000,000 In Added Revenue Ncces-
oary Shipping Board Re
Washington, .luly HO. Secretary Mr
Adoo, submitting estimates to congress
for tliu new war budget, said the. first
your of tliu war promised now to cost
?10,73f,S07,000, exclusive of loans to
the allies, ma! Inn It necessary to raise
more than $0,500,000,000 additional
' Tho war tax hill an revised by the
senate finance committee provides for
only n little more than .$l,r,00,000.000
In ndilltlonnl rvenue. The 5.000.000.
000 discrepancy probably will bo made
up partly by Increasing the bill's
levies and partly by a bond Issue.
Besides tho estlmato of more than
$5,000,000,000 additional expenses sub
mitted by tho wn- department, Mr. Me
Adoo presented estimates from other
departments totaling upward of $1,000,
000,000. All these estimates are for
expenditures during tho year ending
next July, and arc In addition to more
than $3,000,000,000 already appropri
ated slnco the war began.
Tho largest Items In tho. estimates
nre $3r0,000,000.for tho shipping board
and $288,000,000 for the navy. For the
food survey to bo tnado tinder pending
legislation $11,000,000 was requested.
Loans to our nllles nnd possible
emergencies may take tho total cost of
the first year of the war up to $15,000,
000,000 or possibly $20,000,000,000.
Against theso totals figures submitted
to congressional lenders for compari
son with appropriations of European
belligerents Indicated that for the Ilrlt
IrIi fiscal year ending Mnrch 31 last
tho Ilrltlsh appropriations, Including
loans to nllles, aggregated $10,000,000,-
000, and an estimate for the current
fiscal year wns $112,000,000,000.
Tho expenses of other government
branches also run Into stupendous
figures. Estimates of these branches
nro to go to congress soon. Itoughly
thoy will approximate :
LeRiHlatlve establishment 8.000.000
, Judicial 1,393,790
1 Agriculture 30,000,000
Foreign lntnrcourso 6,000,000
Indian ntfulra 12.230.4.VJ
l'nnnma canal 26,000.000
Public works . 145,118,391
I'ostal Hcrvlco ..A 330,000,000
I'crmanont nnnual appropria
mi. VfilS (ooF J :r- '
HIT ASKS FIVE BILLIONS
CONGRESS TOLD NEW REVENUE
MUST BE RAISED.
PRICE OF WAR IS E
IN M DRAWING
INITIAL LI8T AS APPLICABLE TO
TRADE COMMISSION FINDS BROK
ER8 CONTROL CHICAGO MEAT.
ARMY OF MILLION MEN WILL BE
SENT ACROSS SEAS.
EXEMPTION MADE DIFFICULT
Only Conscripts Suffering From
Chronic or Permanent Disabil
ities to Be Excused.
Washington, July 80. Only persons
of military ago suffering from chronic
or permanent disabilities may hope to
be exempted from tho draft for phys
Theso Instructions were underlined
nnd sent to tho various exemption
boards throughout tho country. Tho
provost mnrshars office nnnounced
tbnt In all probability numerous ob
servation camps would be established
In connection with the cantonments
for rounding Into shape persons of
conscript ago suffering from merely
ROUMANIANS CLAIM VICTORY
Capture Ten Villages as Teutons Re
tire In Disorder Capture men and
Jnssy, Houmnnln, July JiO. Tho oc
cupation of ton villages by tho Rou
manians In their new offensive Is an
nounced by the war office. The Alls-tro-Germnn
forces retired In disorder.
Tho statement follows: "Wo contin
ued our advance ns far as 12 kilo
meters (T'fc miles) from our old front,
occupying nil our objectives and tak
ing possession of ten villages. We cap
tured 450 prisoners, many guns and
much war material. The enemy Is re
tiring In disorder."
F. J. Heney, the Trust Buster, Directs
Legal Work of First Complete
Probe Into Packing Industry.
Washington. July 27. President
Wilson announced through tho federal
trade commission that speculation In
foodstuffs must end.
Reports of federal Investigators are
said to show there Is no Just basis for
tho prices charged for meat and other
Francis J. Honey of California,
counsel for tho trade commission, Is
In Washington directing tho Investi
gation with Commissioner Joseph E.
Davles In conjunction with tho ngrlcul
Statistics In production show specu
lators are In control of the market,
particularly corn, wheat and meat nnd
Commissioner Davles returned from
Chicago, where he Inaugurated the In
vestigation Into tho meat Industry.
The statement authorized by tho fed
eral trade commission follows:
"'The Investigation by tho fedornl
trade commission has Just begun. A
force of accountants Is examining tho
books of tho large meat packers about
"When thnt work Is finished thoy
will begin on tho books of other pack
ers, both largo and small, In other
parts of tho country.
"Another group of special agents Is
examining Into tho competitive condi
tions prevailing In the meat Industry.
While the work has been started In
Chicago, It will extend wherever the
New Burden Probably Will Be Put on
Excess Profits Penrose Attacks
War and Navy Departments.
Washington, July 20. An American
army of 1,000,000 men for service
abroad at once, Instead of the 500,000
contemplated for the tlrst draft, Is fore
shadowed by tho government's request
for an additional $5,000,000,000 mndo
to the senate flnnnce committee.
The first million men nro to bo mndo
up of tho first draft army of 500,000,
the Natlonnl Ouard, nnd the regulars.
It Is Improbable thnt the first draft
will bo Increased, but the government
Is arranging Its finances for other
drafts without the necessity of going
to congress again for money.
Secretary McAdoo, committee mem
bers stated, told the flnnnce commltteo
It wa estlmnted that an additional
credit of $2,000,000,000 to bo loaned to
tho allies also would be required.
In nddltlon to tho war and navy esti
mates, members of the senate appropri
ations commltteo said tho shipping
bonrd bad already submitted estimates
for additional appropriations of $500,
000,000. For tho board $SOO,000,000
already has been nuthorlzcd.
In a bitter debate between Domo
crnts nnd Republicans on Scnntor Pen
rose's resolution to Investigate tho
commltteo on public Information, Son
ntor Penrose asserted that administra
tion of both war and navy departments
was marked by Indecision and Ineffi
ciency. He proposed early Investlgn-tlon.
First Year May Cost Uncle Sam Six.
teen Billion Dollars. Moro
Bond Issues L .....;.
Washington. Estimating tliu cost
nf the war for the coming year at
$10.7iiri,S07,(K)0, exclusive of loans to
tho nllles, the administration Informed
congress that new revenues totalling
$7,000,000,000 must he raised from
taxation or Issuance of securities.
I low congress will meet the enor
mous new revenue requirements re
mains to be determined, but there Is
u distinct sentiment In favor of set
tling most of the expenditures by
Many leaders on both sides of the
capital predict that not more than
$2,000,000,000 of the $7,000,000,000
asked would be raised by taxation
and thnt the ramlnder might he met
partially by bond sales and partially
by Issuance of treasury certificates of
Equipment and stores for the na
tional army, particularly artillery, will
require the lion's share of appropria
tions under the administration's esti
mates. Of the year's total of $10,735,
07.000 the wnr department alonu ex
pects to spend $7,801,210,000, or $",
310,000.000 more than has been ap
propriated thus far for Its expenses
during the year.
The navy expects to spend $1,200,
000,000, of which $2SS,000,000 remains
to bo appropriated. Tho shipping
board, whoso ship building projects
place it third on the list, expects to
spend $70!,000.000. of which $350,000,
llOO remains to be appropriated.
This estimates of receipts did not
Include revenues to be raised under
the pending war tax bill, estimated by
democratic leaders In congress at $1,
070,070.000. Revision of the bill will
begin immediately to embody what
ever additional taxation It may be
deemed best to Impose as a result of
tho new estimates.
Total appropriations sought by all
departments aggregated $11,051,103,
093 or nearly $1,000,000,000 more than
estimated expenditures. Should this
sum be authorized by congress with
an additional Sl'OO.OOO.OOO for the al
lies, which would bo necessary to keep
up tho present rate of loans totalling
$500000,000 a month, tho totnl to bo
raised by bond Issues nnd additional
taxation for the current fiscal year
would be more than $10,000,000,000.
LATE HEWSJFROM CAPITOL
Items of General Interest Gathered
from Reliable Sources Around the
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Below will bo found tho serial num
bers appllcablo to Nebraska which will
moro than fill tho quota of Nebraska
draft divisions. Men with numbcri
not Included below may entertain
rcasonablo nssuranco of not being
called for tho first draft army, but
thoy may bo called later:
Mrs. Quinn's Experience
Ought to Help You Over
the Critical Period
T t1 Miiim 'Tnr thn loaf 4tirn
yoars I finve been troubled with tho
unongo oi una ami
tho unci leonngs
common at that
Umo. I was in a
very nervous condi
tion, with headaches
and pain a good
deal of tho timo so I
was unfit to do my
work. A friend
asked mo to try
Lydia E. Pinkhanvs)
nound. which I did.
and it has helped mo in every way. I
am not nearly so nervous, no headache
or pain. I must Bay that Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetablo Compound is tho
best remedy any sick woman can take "
Mrs. Maroaret Quinn, Rear 25!
Worthen St, Lowell, Mass.
Other warning symptoms are a senso
of suffocation, hot flashes, headaches,
backaches, dread of impending evil,
timidity, sounds in the ears, palpitation
of the heart, sparks before the eyes,
irregularities, constipation, variable
appetite, weakness, inquietude,
If you need special advice, write to
the Lydia E. Pinkhun Mcdicino Co.
(confidential), Lynn, Mass.
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Thickened, Swollen Tissues,
Curbs, Filled Tendons, Sore
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tops Spavin Lameness, allays pain.
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at druggists or delivered. Book 1 M free.
ABSORBINE, JR., for mankind an
antiseptic liniment for bruises, cuts, wounds,
strains, painful, swollen veins or glands. It
heals and soothes. 51.00 a bottle at drug
gists or postpaid. "Will tell you more if you
write. Made in the U. S. A. by
SCORES DIE IN MINE BLAST
Out of 56 In Path of Explosion Only
Five Are Rescued at New
Waterford, C. D.
Halifax, N S., July 27. An explo
sion In No. 0 mine of the New Domin
ion Coal company at New Wator.'ord,
C. ll In believed to have caused a
heavy loss of life.
Of fid men at work In the section
where the explosion occurred only live
had been rescued alive several hours
later, according to advices received
hero from Sydney. Some of tho others,
the report said, were Known to have
TORPEDO GERMAN STEAMER
SMASH CROWN PRINCE ARMY
French Troops Put Down Five Violent
Onslaughts Southwest of Moron-
Paris, July-410. Five violent Germnn
nttacks southwest of Jloronvilllers
(Champagne front), following nn In
tonse bombardment, were without Rtiln
to tho enemy, tho olllclnl statement
Two hundred nnd fifty suns were
massed over the two-mile front on
which tho German crown prlr.ee tried
for tho seventh successive nlKht to
wrest ground from French Hues on
tho Chemln des Dames.
TROOPS BREAK ALL RECORDS
Tourists Forsake Denmark.
Copenhagen, July HO. The American
consul general says that tho lloatlng
American population In.Denmark near
ly all has left for home. The .only
American citizens hero are thoso whoso
business requires their presence.
Finish Trench Work and Begin Maneu.
vers With French Hope Soon
to Be at Front.
American Hase In France, Juiy U8.
Pershing's "Sammies" have broken all
records for speed In their preliminary
training and have completed their work
In trench construction far ahead of
schedule. They llulshed In time to be
gin Joint maneuvers with the French
Immediately. The troops are progress
ing so speedily that they have upset
tho schedule for training laid down for
Steamship Norderney, With Cargo of
Coal, Attacked In North Sea
Amsterdam. July 27. The Handcls-
blad reports that the German steam
ship Norderney, with a cargo of coal,
was torpedoed In the North Sea. She
Is aground off the south coast of Texcl,
366-1843 367- 630
381- 645 3S2-4215
SENATE 0. K.'S HARBORS BILL
Annual Measure, Carrying $27,954,000,
Sent to Conference by Upper
Washington, July 2S. Carrying an
appropriation of $27,i)5-l,000 the annual
rivers nnd harbors bill was passed by
the senate, fit) to 11.
100 Tons of Food Condemned.
New York, July 28. .More than 100
tons of foodstuffs, valued at about $.'10,
000, have been condemned this week
by the city health department. Includ
ed In the lists were hams allied at
$r,r78 and almost 10,000 pounds of
Allies to Fight On.
Paris. Tho decision to contlnuo
tho wnr until the nlms of tho nllles
hnvo been attained Is nnnounced by
tho conference of entente powers
held here. It was decided also to
withdraw the entente troops from
nnclent Greece. Thessnly nnd Epirus.
This latter nctlon will not affect tho
campnlgn In Macedonia and Albania,
but will result In tho turning over to
the new Greek government tho terri
tory seized to mnke secure the rear
of tho entente nrmles fighting In tho
Pnlknns while Greece wns n noncom
bntnnt. Premier Lloyd George made the
statement, hero thnt Great lirltain
now bad between 5,000,000 and
fi.fiOO.OOO soldiers enrolled without
counting between 400.000 to fiOO.OOO
belonging to the nnvy or nearly 1,000,
000 men from the Dominions and col
onies. Great P.iitaln had placed nt
the disposition of Its nllles, ho added,
from l.r.00,000 to 2.000,000 tons of
merchant ships. Next year's building
program for merchant ships, which nl
ready has begun, amounts to 4.000,000
tons, or twice ns much ns In a good
year durlngHieice time.
Russ Women Capture Germans.
London. A dispatch from Petro
"F.nslgn Mllo. Vera Tiutohgareff
commander of the ttussinn women's
battalion, nnd Lieutenant Rarydlova.
suffering from shock ns n resist of
bursting shells, nnd about n dozen
other members of the battalion who
were wounded during the recent fight
ing have been sent to Minsk. Tt Is
said the women nttneked the Ger
mans nfter the Ttussinn male soldiers
had deserted. They rushed forward
Impetuously, filing their rides with
deadly effect. Their German prison
ers were greatly chagrined when they
learned the sex of their captors."
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374 -2S26 375-3796
The Board of Appeals
Appoal boards for tho North and
South Platto districts of Nebraska,
who will net as reviewing tribunals
on tho work of county and city exemp
tion boards undor tho provisions ot
tho solectlvo draft law and accom
panying regulations of President Wil
son, havo been nppolntcd at Washing
ton as follows:
District No. 1 North Platto terri
tory) Dr. A. D. Cameron, physician,
Kearney; Douglas Cones, attorney,
Plorco; John L. Kearney, attorney,
Omaha; M. C. Peters, manufacturer
and financier, Omaha; John Robert
son, farmer and stato senator, Joy.
District No. 2 (South Platto terri
tory) Fred W. Ashtoh, attorney,
Grand Island; L. 13. Freyo, railroad
trainman, Lincoln; E. M. Pollard, fruit
grower, Nohawka; Charles Smrha,
bajikor Milllgnn; fifth member rec
ommended by Govornor Novlllo but
not yet confirmed, and namo withheld
by tho govornor.
HMOLO IOMMI, ISO Of. MIS AVI., MOOM.VN, N. 1.
Uonpy buck without qumtlon
If HUNT'S CURE falls In the
treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA,
Itching akin dlseaaes. Price
I0g nt driiRf Ists, or direct from
.I.Nchrai Meilcliw Cs.,Sliinnas,Tei.
Ington.lf.O. Hooka fraa. fUfav
Dynamite Safe In Storm.
Cleveland, O., July K0. During a
storm Just before daylight robbers
dynamited the post olllco at Wlckllffe,
n fow miles east of here, wrecking the
two-story building nnd escnplng In a
British Sink Teuton Ships.
Amsterdam, July 28. Two German
vessels havo been sunk and two Ger
man steamers have been taken to Eng
land by Hrltlsh destroyers, according
to tho correspondent at Texas, one of
tho Frisian Islands.
Two Italian Vessels Sunk.
Home, July 28. Two Italian
sels were sunk by U-boats and
small steamer damaged during
week ending July 122.
DEATH HAZARD IN BATTLE
Insurance Company Statistics Show
the Risks That Men Take When
They Go to War.
Marshal Joffrc told James M. Beck,
ivho repented the figures In my hear
ing, that from February to August last
year 840,000 soldiers were killed or
wounded nt Verdun, says a writer In
the Philadelphia Ledger.
A big battle crowds Into n few
hours nil tho likelihood of death that
conies to n civilian over n period,
Insurance compnny statistics show
that in lighting at Gettysburg a man
was ns likely to bo killed as a man
not In battle to die In tho four years
between forty-nine and fifty-three.
If you nro thirty, you stand ns good
n chance of living five moro years ns
a soldier at Shllob had of surviving
that ono day.
There were compressed Into ono
brief day at Antlctam all the death
hazards which confront n man o
fortv for tho next four years. Tho
Wilderness put into tnblold form all
tho casualty risks faced by n person of
forty-two until ho was forty-five.
Grant's campaign at VIcksburg
matched In dcatli perils tho combined
years from forty-two onwnrd.
A single hnlf-hour nt Cold Harbor
was equivalent to nil tho civilian dan
gers in a young man's life from twenty
eight to thirty-two.
Tho present war Is mostly machlno
slaughter shells and rnpld-flro guno
killing moro than ten times ns many
soldiers ns rlllo bullets.
Fire Causes $150,000 Damage. H
New York, July HO.--Fire of un
known origin damaged tho steamer
Susanna to the extent of SlfiO.OOO us
she lay at her plor la Ilrooklyu, Tho
steamer Is owned by the Fiirness
Mexican Embargo Not Lifted.
Laredo, Tex., July 28. About 2.-.00,-000
rounds of ammunition on routo
to Mexico, seized when the embargo
was Instigated, will not be released
until receipt of an official release from
Enoimotis Iceberg Sighted.
New York, July HO. An Iceberg two
miles long has been sighted off Capo
Ilouavlsta, on the eastern coast of
Newfoundland, according to n notice
sent out by the United States hydro,
Badge for Farmer Boys.
Washington. Fnriners' sons who
hnvo shown their patriotism by re
maining on the farm may bo reward
ed with tho bndgo of boilers of tho
U. S. Working Hoys reserve.
State Officers Indicted.
Austin, Tex. Governor Ferguson
wns Indicted by the Travis county
grand Jury on nine counts, seven
charging misapplication of public
funds, one diversion or public funds
and ono charge of onibezzloinentj, C.
.7. llartlett, secretary of state, was In
dieted on four counts charging mis
application of public funds. ,0. .7.
Stone, stato superintendent of build
ing nnd grounds, was Indicted on on"
count. C. O. Austin, commissioner f
insurance and banking, was Indicted
on four counts.
Food Conservation at State Fair
Secrotary E. H. Danlelson of the
Nobraska stato fair board announces
that food conservation would bo ono
ot tho features of tho state's blggost
exposition noxt Soptoiubor.
Danlolson's announcement follows
word from Washington that tho na
tional government will cooporate with
fairs in every possible way and at tho
same timo tnko advantago of the op
portunity to preach tho gospel of food
Ono of tho features of tho fair will
be a food training camp.
First Painter I've Just been show
ing my aunt round. Most nmuslng.
Invariably picks out tho wrong pic
tures to ndmlro and denounces tho
Second Painter Did she say any
thing about mino7
First Painter Oh, she likes you!
Governor Keith Novlllo has received
notlco from Washington that tho war
department will withdraw all military
guards which It has heretofore maltf
talned In Nebraska and other states,
oxcopt thoso needed for tho protection
of such proporty and plucos whoso
safety is ot first Importance In the
prosecution of tho wa. Tho now or
der Is believed to lndlcato that tho
Fourth will be dlepntchod Immediately
to a training camp for intensive In
struction preparatory to embarking
for sorvlco In Franco. The Fifth and
Sixth regiments will follow shortly.
Seems Not. I
It Is easy enough to bo plensnnt
when llfo flows by like n song but
soiiio men won't como In on any terms.
POST T0ASTIES! "N
are the newest and
best in corn flakes'
inn mill x wt
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