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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
if SEIZE MIS
GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS TELL8
ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DRAW
OPERATORS DEFY 'DICTATOR'
Lowden Seeks Advice on Drastic Step
When Mine Operators Break Pact
President Declares He Will
Act In Crisis.
Springfield, III., Aug. 20. Governor
t-owdon issued tin order on Frldny to
Attorney General Bruudngu to prepare
tho necessary legal papers for seizure
of Illinois coal mines by the state.
It is understood here that If tht
attorney scneral decides thnt the
mines may be seized without action
by the general assembly, the National
Gunrd regiments not already In tho
federal service will be called upon to
patrol the mines.
Chicago, Aug. 20. Coal Director
Carter found his power defied at the
beginning of the hearing on coal
Attorneys Italph Crews, Hush C.
Butler and Samuel Adams, for the op
erators, asked permission to speak.
They read tho resolution adopted by
the Operators' association repudiating
the agreement by which Judge Car
ter's decisions on price were to be
binding on tho mines.
Judge Carter said :
"I do not think It necessary to en
ter Into any discussion of this ques
tion. I have had Governor Lowden on
the wire and he has told me to go
ahead. I regret greatly that all par
tics to this Inquiry will not be repre
sented. "On the subject of price, however,
If I am to determine it I shall take no
directions from nnyonc."
Washington, Aug. 20. President
Wilson, Secretary of War Baker and
Secretary of Labor Wilson prepared
to take a hand In the Illinois coal situ
ation. Its seriousness was explained to the
president by Francis S. Pcnhody of
Chicago, chairman of the coal produc
tion commltteo of tho national council
of defense, and the largest coal oper
ator in Illinois, and John B. Whit-,
president of tho United Mine Work
ers of Amcrlcn.
In response to their plea that the
only remedy lay In prompt nctlon by
the president In exercising the au
thority for federal control of coal
conferred upon him by the food bill,
ho gave nbsurances on Friday that he
would net without delay.
Secretary Baker and Secretary Wil
son agreed to preparo messages for
distribution among the striking coal
miners of Illinois urging them to go
back to work as n patriotic duty.
(400,000 FIRE AT SPRINGFIELD
Women's Building of Columbian Ex
position Destroyed at Illinois Cap
ital Soldiers Fight Flames.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 20. Fire early
Friday night destroyed the dome build
ing on the Illinois state fair grounds,
entailing a loss estimated at $400,000.
with only $2T,000 Insurnnce. The build
ing was tho historic women's building
of the Columbian exposition In Chi
cago and was purchased by the state
board of agrlculturo and moved to
Springfield In 1801. The blaze started
from defective electric wiring. Two
thousand soldiers, quartered at Camp
Lowden, fought tho llames. They suc
ceeded in saving the records of Col.
Daniel Devore, U. S. A., who Is here ns
mustering officer of the Illinois sol
diery. WAR TAX ON AUTO OWNERS
Automobile Section of Measure Adopt
ed by Senate Provides Graded
Tax on Cars and Motorcycles.
Washington, Aug. 20. The nutomo
bile section of the war tax bill was
adopted by the senate. It provides a
graduated federal tax on automobllo
and motorcycle owners Instead of the
house lovy of fi per cent on manufac
turers' sales. Between $10,000,000 nnd
$50,000,000 In revenue would be se
cured by the senate's tax, against 08,
000,000 under the house bill.
PLAN FOR ADVERTISING LOAN
May Coot From $1,000,000 to $2,000,.
000 for Publicity
Washington, Aug. 17. A detailed
plan for advertising the next lssuo of
Liberty loan bonds la newspapers and
other mediums of publicity to cost
from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000, and to
bo paid for by tho government, was
presented to Secretary McAdoo by the
national advertising advisory hoard,
with tho recommendation that It lie
Mlsourl Threatens Seizure of Mines.
St. Louis, Aug. 20. Seizure of Mis
souri coal ml ik's and prosecution of
Missouri coal dealers on charges of
violating the state antitrust lnw was
threatened by Attorney General Mc
Allister In a formal statement.
Two Killed, Four Hurt In Train Wreck.
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 20. .engineer
Jerry Scott and Fireman W. A. I la
mock wero killed and four persons In
jured when u Missouri, Kansas and
Texas limited passenger and a freight
train telescoped at Watauga.
dE CAN'T GET
U. S. CONTROLS GRAIN
PROCLAMATION PUTS, WHEAT
AND RYE UNDER LICENSE.
950,000,000 Corporation Formed
Purchase the Entire Crop of
1017, If Necessary.
Washington, Aug. 17. Authority for
putting Into effect Herbert C. Hoover's
food control program, as applied to
grain, was given In a proclamation Is
sued by President Wilson.
Predicated on the food and fuel act,
the proclamation gives the food admin
istration power to license the storage
and distribution of wheat and rye and
the manufacture, storage and distribu
tion of all products derived therefrom.
1'rlor to Issuance of the proclama
tion announcement was made at tho
food administration headquarters of
the personnel of the boards which will
fix prices and attend to the purchase
Determination to form n $r0,000,000
food administration grain corporation
to purchase the entire 1017 crop, If
need be, to maintain fair prices, also
The price-fixing committee contains
in Its personnel representatives of the
producers and the consumers. Tho
men are business men, farmers and
representatives of organized labor.
U. S. MAY CHANGE DRAFT RULE
Protest Against Calling All Married
Men to Colors Wilson Promises
to Act In Matter.
Chlcngo, Aug. 20. Protests from
Chicago and other big cities against
the new regulations which permit few
married men to obtain exemption re
sulted In President Wilson's taking a
hand in the matter.
According to advices from Washing
ton, the president wrote to Senator
Weeks of Massachusetts that he would
confer with Secretary Baker and Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder to see
If tho new regulations are fully Justi
fied. The president's letter was In reply
to one from Senator Weeks, In which
the senator said there was great dis
satisfaction all over the country be
cause of the acceptance of so many
The regulations In point provide
that married men arc to be exempted
only when their dependents suffer by
their acceptance. When a wife is able
to work or can be cared for by her
family, or that of her husband, the
husband Is to be taken, the regulations
THREATEN TO KILL COWS
Illinois Milk Producers Open Fight on
Price to Be Fixed by the
Chlcngo, Aug. 18. Prices to be fixed
by the government for milk nre likely
to prove unsatisfactory to Chicago
producers, according to predictions. II.
C. Potter, chairman of tho board of
tho Chicago Milk Producers' associa
tion, has Informed Alderman Willis O.
Nance of the council health committee
that cows will be sent to tho slaughter
houses If the food administration and
the Chicago health committee do not
nllow the producers a reasonnblo
KANSAS CITY STRIKE ENDS
Officials of Street Car Company Ac
cept Proposal Men Had Al
Knnsns City, Mo., Aug. IK The
strike of operating employees of the
Kansas City Railways company wns
ended on Thursday when officials of the
company ngrced to accept a settlement
proposal already voted upon favorably
by the men. Tho strike was declared
August 8 and has completely tied up
every lino In the city since that time.
Hogs $18.60 and Going Up.
Chicago. Aug. 20. Hogs resumed
their advance at tho opening of the
live stock market, and within an hour
$1S.G0 had been hid, with a prospect
of still higher prices. Dealers bee a
prospect for hogs at $20.
French Troops In Roumanla,
Geneva. Aug, 20. French troops nro
fighting with the Russians and Rou
manians on the Moldavian front. Ear
lier It had been reported that British
artillerymen were assisting the Russu
OUT OF IT
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K!'Co?2 BALTIMORE AMERICAN. """tTJainitS
GUARDS TO FRANCE
MILITIA TO SEE ACTIVE
Units From Twenty-SIx 8tates and
District of Columbia Ordered
Washington, Aug. lfl. Plans for
sending the first National Guard troop
to Franre have been perfected by the
war department with the organization
of n division which will Include troop
from 20 states and the District of Co
lumbia. The commanding officer of the di
vision will be Brig. Gen. W. A. Mann
of the regular army, now chief of the
division of inllitin affairs of the war
The states from which the National
Guard troops are to be assembled nre:
Loulsiann, Pennsylvania. Wisconsin,
New York, Ohio. Georgia. Alabama,
Iowa, Illinois, Indlnun, Mlnnesotn,
Maryland, South Carolina, California,
Missouri. Virginia, North Carolina,
Kansas. Texas, Michigan, New Jersey,
Tennessee. Oklnhomn, Nebraska, Colo
rado, Oregon. The others come from
District of Columbln.
Discussion of the time and place of
mobilization of the division or of Its
departure for France are not permis
sible under the voluntary censorship.
The structure of the division ns given
In the official statement shows It will
conform to the reduced trench wnrfnro
divisional organization, recommended
by Major General Pershing, which
would give It n totnl strength with
auxiliary troops of approximately 20,
CANADIANS WIN HILL NO. 70
Famous Position Near the City
Lens, Deemed Impregnable
by Foe, Falls.
British Front In France and Bel
glum, Aug. 17. After the brllllnnt ad
vance In the morning In which the
Canndlnns captured III11 70 and then
swept on northwest of Lens the attack
ers are In close grips with the Ger
mnns In the western part of Lens.
Considerable numbers of German
prisoners are beginning to arrive In
the collection depots. The new Brit
ish front has been established on a
triangular line, like a pair of shears
whose points nre to the north and
south of Lens.
EAST ST. LOUIS RIOTERS HELD
Officials Arrest Persons Charged With
Rioting, Assault, Arson and
Enst St. Louis. 111.. Aug. 18. Stoto
and city ofilcers stnrted out on Thurs
day to make wholesale arrests on the
Indictments returned at Belleville
charging 10.1 persons with conspiracy,
assault, riot and arson In connection
with the race riots of July 1 and 2.
When the roundup wns completed
25 white men and 0 negroes had been
The true bill nnmed 82 whites and 2.1
negroes as responsible.
13 STATES ACT ON COAL
Governors and Others at Chicago Con
ference Decide to Go Ahead
With Own Control.
Chicago, Aug. 18. Middle and north
western states aro to take Immediate
and drastic steps to fill their coal bins
and at prices shorn of exorbitant "wnr
profits." Thirteen states, their repre
sentatives meeting In Chicago on
Thursday at the Invltntlon of the nil
nols state council of defense, unani
mously urged Immediate general action
upon the president. But In the mean
time all states propose to go ahead,
make Inquiries, fix prices and other
wise control the situation.
Four French Ships Sunk.
Paris, Aug. 18. The weekly report
of shipping losses gives one steamship
of more than 1.000 tons and three of
smaller size as having been sunk In
the week ended August 12 out of 1,010
arrivals ami 1,028 clearances.
Young Pershing Tries Again.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 18.
Arthur K. Pershing, nephow of General
Pershing. Mill Is trying to Join the
army. Young Pershing was rejected
three times because of physical dls
THE 1317 STATE LEY
1,500,000 TO PROVIDE FOR THE
NEXT FISCAL YEAR.
Many Items of Interest Gathered from
Reliable Sources at the
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Nebraska's Btato tax rate for tho
year 1917 was fixed by tho state board
of assessment at 8.48 mills, after for
mally approving all valuations as re
ported by county assessors and over
ruling the protest from Douglas county
asking to have merchandise and other
Tho total levy is an increase of 2.38
mills over 191C, but of this amount
only .4 of a mill has been added by
tho state board, tho remaining 1.08
milts of increase being due to special
levies which tho legislature provided
for by statute. Tho general fund levy
was raised from 3.4 to 3,8 mills, is
order to toko caro of the heavy appro
priations which the legislature made
to como out of it.
The total state tax levy of 8.48 mills,
as fixed by tho board, is estimated to
produce in tho neighborhood of $4,
500,000 of revenue. Based on a total
valuation of $G2!,130,000, it would yield
$4,487,009 it all the taxes were col
lected. As a small percentage lot
taxes each year is not collected and
becomos delinquent, there will be a
slight reduction on that account. On
tho other hand, delinquent taxes and
Interest, paid in for former years, will
como in. It has also boon found from
past experience thnt the actunl taxes
paid in by most counties exceed ad
vance estimates, ns more property is
added to the tax lists after tho returns
are made to the state board.
Are Buying No German Books.
Christian A. Sommer, member of the
stato library commission, says no Ger
man books have been bought by the
commission since he became a mem
ber of the commission. This state
ment he made as a result ot inquiry as
to tho kind ot literature the commis
sion Is Bonding out over the state. The
commission has charge ot tho Btato
traveling library, an institution sup
ported by legislative appropriations.
Mr. Sommer was appointed on the
commission by Governor Morehend. He
succeeded F. L. Haller of Omaha as a
member. The other members of the
commission aro Chancellor Avery,
Librarian M. C. Wyer of the university
and H. C. Lindsay, state llbararian.
The commission has 18,000 books sub
ject to circulation among tho people of
Nebraska. Moro than one hundred of
tho books aro printed in the German
language Some of these were pur
chased at the request of Mr. Haller.
Must Prepare for Car Shortage.
Lincoln. The national association of
manufacturers 1b sending out warn
ings to Nebraska manufacturers that
they must prepare for a car shortage
that will come along in thirty days
when tho railroads begin the move
ment of troops and supplies to tho
In tho cast, according to advices,
big shippers aro collecting funds with
which to provide space for storage of
govornment materials at shipment
destinations in order to release thou
sands of cars which would otherwise
bo taken out of circulation. A year
ago during the first ruBta ot export
business to Europe hundreds of thou
sands of cars were lying in terminal
yards on tho Atlantic seaboard and a
nationwide Bhortago resulted.
It is planned now to prevent a simi
lar tieup ns a result of the contonmont
business by providing warehouses and
keeping cars moving. Shipments will
he in all directions and thoro will be
little hauling of empty cars.
Honor 8ystem Pictures at Lincoln.
Pictures of the honor system for In
matos of tho penitentiary wore showed
at Lancaster last week by courtesy
of the Fox Film corporation. Warden
W. T. Fenton of tho Nebraska peni
tentiary says be believes heso pic
tures should bo shown wherever possi
ble, as they handlo the problems of
Interest to overyono concerned In
prison wolfare. Ho declared tho pic
tures were handled in an excellent
manner, and that they show up tho
advantages of tho honor system In
their truo light.
May Adopt New Rules.
A now rule roquiring nil municipali
ties and prlvato corporations operating
waterworks or sewerage systems in
Nebraska to file with tho state health
lopartmont plans for extensions or new
plans, which must be approved by it
before work begins thereon, will bo
submitted to tbo tsato board ot health,
comprising Governor Novillo, Attorney
General Reed, and State Superintend
ent Clommons for Its adoption. Tho
proposal is made by II. P. Lotton, sani
tary engineer for tho reorganized
County Agent Medium of Defense
Under tho provisions ot admin
istration's food control bill the sum
of $115,000 has boon Bet asldo for
county agent work in Nohraska,
This will bo sufficient to put a coun
ty agent In every county In tho
state, nnd provido a food emergen
cy agont for each district whoro
regular county agents are not em
ployed. County agents nnd food
emergonoy agents will ho put to
work organizing nnd mobilizing agri
cultural NebruBka for maximum pro-ductlor.
REGISTRATION D Y FOR WOMEN
Nebraska Women Urged to Sign Up
for War Service.
September 12, has been officially
designated as registration day for tho
women ot Nebraska, in n proclamation
Issued Saturday by Governor Nevillo
directing attention to tho mnny ave
nues of work which the sex has tnkon
up throughout tho country nsslsting in
tho conduct of tho war. Tho governor
"Wo nre engaged in the greatest
war of all time. Tho outcome virtually
depends upon tho effectiveness ot tho
participation of our country, and upon
the effectiveness of that participation
rests our future as a nation.
"It will not 8UfIlco that wo merely
send an army to flghe side by sldo
with tho armies of our allies. Wo must
mobilizo tho millions of people who
remain behind for such Bervico as
they can best render. Nebraska has
set an enviablo example in effective
co-operation with tho federal govern
ment In all things calculated to further
our country's interest in tho great
struggle, and no class of people is
sacrificing more 'uneclilshly than the
noble women of the state.
"In a brief period of time thousands
of the finest and most stalwart young
men to bo found in any nation will
represent Nebraska in tho nrmy of our
country. Nothing must be left undone
that comfort or conserve their lives
"In order that this end may bo ac
complished and the efforts of tho thou
sands of women, many of them tho
mothers and sisters of our soldiers, be
effectively co-ordinated, I, Keith
Neville, governor of Nebraska, at tho
cilicltation of the patriotic women ol
Nebraska, designate Wednesday, Sep
tember 12, as registration day for
women, upon which day and date they
may register for such Bervlce as they
aro willing nnd able to render through
out the present emergency."
Corn Crop a Record Breaker.
Nebraska's corn crop for 1017 will
approximate 228,000,000 bushels, ex
ceeding tho production ot last year by
35,G00,000 bushels, according to tho
government crop report for August 1,
This increase in corn makes up in
some degree for tho loss of winter
wheat. The crop of tho latter grain
for this year is estimated at 10,900,000
bushels, as compared with 04,000,000
A good increase in total production
of oats is also noted In the forecast.
This year's production is estimated at
07,300,000; last year's was 70.S75.000.
Spring wheat will make n bettor
showing than last year, tho forecast
being C.270,000, while the production
last year was 3,750,000. Barley shows
a slight gain, from 3,020,000 bushels
this year to 3,OSO,000 last year. Rye
production Is less, the crop ot this
year, 2.700,000, falling under last year's
yield of 3,072,000.
A big Increase is noted in both
potatoos nnd apples, in Nebraska. Tho
August forecast for spuds is 12,500,000
bushels, when last year the crop was
7,605,000. Of apples a crop of 812,000
barrels of three bushels is expected
while last year the production was
Hay production was about at a stand
still, the yield of nil kinds this year
boing 7,130.000 tons and last year,
Verdon Citizens File Protest
A big delegation from Verdon called
on Governor Neville to file a protest
against the plans ot Stato Engineer
Johnson and the county board of Rich
ardson county for laying tho state aid
road In that county. Governor Novillo
was in Omaha and tho visitors did not
get to file their complaint. Tho pres
ent plan of officials is to lay the road
from Falls City to Stella. The pro
posed road runs two miles east of
Verdon and residents ot that town
want it to be recognized by tho high
way. Tho Washington highway and
Kansas City & Omaha road run
through Verdon and residents of that
town believe tho Btato road should
adopt the same route. Engineer John
son has been over tho territory and
bolievos tho proposed road for the
stato highwty is hotter and that it
would cost several thousand dollars
moro to build up tho road through
Verdou. Tho road two miles oast has
practically no culverts or bridges. If
tho county board changes its plans tho
stato engineer Bald ho would consent.
Are Looking for Irregularities.
No Employes of Draft Age.
Federal District Attorney Allen has
boon appointed by tho United States
attorney general to net as "official"
In tho district of Nebraska in approv
ing or disapproving nfildavits filed for
draft exemption by employes in tho
department of Justice. Included in
this department aro employes of tho
district attorney's office, marshals,
and secret service agenta in tho stnto.
No employes in theso departments In
Lincoln nro in tbo draft age.
Recruiting for tho Nobrnskn national
guard has again been stnrted. Major
Hoidt, U. S. A. mustoring officer, ro
colved notice from headquarters that
onllstmonts for tho nntlonnl guard can
now bo accepted and that, an effort
will bo mado to recruit tho guard to
maximum war strqngth. Colonel Hnll
ot tho Sixth regiment has announced
that another big drive will bo mado to
recruit the Sixth regiment up to war
strength. Several of tho companlos
nro already filled but a majority of
tho units lack fifteen or twenty won to
complete their war strength.
IN BED FOR WEEKS I
Mr. Smith Was in a Bad Way,
But Doan's Restored Him to
the Best of Health.
In April, 1010, Louis Smith, 00 New
St., Hackcnsack, N. J., said: "Words
fail to describe the misery I endured
from kidney complaint. In my work I
have to do a lot of heavy lifting and
this wcaKcneu my Kidneys.
At first I only Buflcrcd
from a slight backache,
but almost beforo 1 knew
it, I wan nil bent over like
a mnu a hundred years
"I began to grow worse
as the days paused nnd
finally I had to take to
Mr. Bmlth. my bed wtacro I re
mained for weeks. My head pained ter
ribly and my back just throbbed. I
was nlwava uizzv nnd it seemed an if
everything wns whirling. Little black
specks came before my eyes nnd I also
suffered from painful and scanty pas
sages of the kidney secretions. Every
thing seemed dark nnd dreary.
"Doan's Kidney Pills completely
cured me and I nfti enjoying the best of
"Bworn to before me."
E, M. Johnson, Justice Peace.
On March 19. 1017, Mr. Smith added:
"I will never forget what Doan's have
done for me. Whenever I catch ejold
on my kidneys. I can depend on Doan't
to fix mc up ail right."
Cat Doam'a at Aay Star. 60e Box
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poeltlrelr glree INSTANT BBX1BF In erer eas
and baa permanently cured thousands wbo bad been
considered Incurable, after baring tried ererr other
meant of relief In rain, Asthmatics should arall
drag (tit. Bnr a (0-cent package snd preeent tola
announcement to ronr druggist. Ton will be the
sole lodge aa to wbetber you are benefitted and tha
druggist will giro Ton back ronr money If yon at
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than Smallpox. .Army
excellence bat demonstrated
the almcet miraculous effi
cacy, tod hirmlemeaj.of Antityphoid Vacclaatloav
Be Yiecuuted NOW by your physician, you ami
Sour family. It U more rltal than house Insurance.
Ask your physician, druggist, or lend for Hare
you bad Typhoid" telling of Typhoid Vaccine,
results from use, and danger from Typhoid Carriers.
Predating Vseelise all Ssrttmt and U. S. Uimm
The Cuttir Lakirattry, Btrkclry, Cal., Chlitit, lit.
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A toilet preparation of merit
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W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 34-1917.
HAD WASTED THEIR LIVES
Good Saddlers Spoiled to Make Law-
yers, Opinion of Sir Douglas
Halg on Seeing Work.
The fnct thnt Sir Douglas Ilnlg nt
tnlned his fifty-sixth birthday recent
ly brings to mind n story told of him
n short while bnek.
Sir Douglas Is n soldier first, Inst
nnd nil the time, rognrding nil other
professions ns of quite negligible im
portance, n trnlt in his chnrncter which
lends point to the nnecdote.
lie wns, it appears, inspecting n
cnvnlry troop, nnd was particularly
Btruck with the nent wny in which re
pnlrs had been made in some of tho
"Very good work," he remnrked to
the troop sergeant major. "Who did
"Two of my troopers, sir," was tho
"You're fortunate to have two such
expert snddlers in your troop," said
"As n mntter of fact, sir," was the
reply, "they're not saddlers, in civil
life being lnwyers."
"Well," ejaculated Sir Douglas, "how
men who con do work like thnt could
hnvo wnsted their lives over law 1
enn't Imagine I"
No Chance to Shine.
"Githers must find it rather depress
ing to wear khaki."
"He holds office In several lodgci
nnd 1ms n collection of uniforms
whose mngnlflcenco would shame no
Treating Garden Seeds.
"Do you know how to treat garden
"Same ns you treat your friends In
n prohibition town give 'cm som
"Is Smith n good mon for the place?"
"No, he's not n good man; he's n
Wedlock rhymes with deadlock. Yon
can draw your own conclusions.
are bully .
and for all
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