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i SEVEN CANTONMENTS
1 ARE NOW COMPLETED
? 1 1 - - - 5, hi ii
j Vast Amount of Materials Used
and Great Industrial Army
I Employed to Make Quar
ters for Fighting Men.
Washington,; Sept. 6. A building
erected and completed every four
? minutes. :,Tlris is the record that the
j government s achieved in thexfti
structiort-.of- the army cantonment,
i which began today to receive the first
4 contingents of the national army rt
j 087,000 men.
Tn order to accomplish this work,
an army of 150,000 men has been ent--
jiloyed, ;50,000 carloads of material
; have been delivered by the railroads,
J who have given preference "to all this
; material," and who have' handled 'it
,"; without a hitch in addition, to "all the
'j other extra burdens of the transporta
t tion lines. ri
J At each of the cantonments there
: f have been erected 1,500 buildings re
squiring .30,000,000 feet of" lumber, a
Ii total of 24,000 buildings for the sixteen
L cantonments, requiring a total of 450,
i' 000,000 feet of lumber. - , -J
Huge Amount of Supplies.
i In the construction of cantonment
i- buildings a carload of roofing tacks
'I alone was required to nail down the
, ft.DOO.OOO square feet of paper roofing,
i 91000 kees of nails have been driv-
I en, 140,000 doors hung, 166,000 wirr-
dow sashes set, more than j,uuu,uuu
i-: square feet of screen, 139,000 rolls of
f oiicaimng paper, inu 7,.ju,uuu 04un
i fcrt of wall boardinc. .
ft To light each of the army cities, 250
f i . ' . I An, " !J.
X street ampst ana iu,iw msiae lamps
t have been used at each site.
h Up to September 1, each canton
ment has seen a new building erected
and. completed per hour, which makes
I the almost magical record oi a duuu
t ing every four minutes, taking the
t work as a whole, 1
i Of these. army cities seven were
1 ready to riceive their entire quota of
J officers and. enlisted' men. These
'' ! seven included Camp Taylor t Louis-
ville, Ky.fCamp Travis at Fort Sam
Houston, Tex.; Camp Lee- at Peters
burg, Va,; Camp Lewis at American
! Lake, Wash.; Camp Sherman at Chil-
licothe, O.; Camp JDevens af Ayer,
. Mass., and Camp Grant at .Rockford,
I Illinois. - ' ' " ' :
$ Seven other cantonments i were
j ready this morning to receive all the
g officers and two-thirds or more' of
their entire quota of enlisted men.
These comprise Camp Dodge at Des
t Moines; la.; Camp Funston at Fort
u Riley, Kan.; Camp Custer at Battle
I Creek, Mich.; ' Camp Pike' at Little
Rock, Ark.;. Camp Dix at Wrights
:o town, N. J.; Camp Hackson at Co-
lumbia, S. G: Camp Gordon at At
H lanta, Ga. The two remaining na
il tional army cantonments, Camp Up-
.mm 4 ? . nknnlr T T mnA
Meade at Admiral, Md., have already
received and are taking care of more
than their full quota of officers and
are! ready to receive the, number of
enlisted men originally ordered there
on September 5. .
There are certain units in connec
tion with each of the cantonments
which were added after the original
scheme was under way and .which
are in some casts not completed.
Thsse are general hospttats, regimen
tal hospitals and remount stations, to
take care rf some 12,000 horses each.
Each cantonment requires a com
plete system of water, supply and
sewage disposal, the piping alone for
which amounts to more than fifty
miles at each cantonment Ten gen
eral warehouses with necessary track
age have also been provided at each
site where the facilities are not avail
able in nearby cities. Complete re
frigerating and laundry plants have
been built at each cantonment.
LITTLE MISS LAURA BIDDLE, daughter of Craig Biddle
of Philadelphia, as she appeared as "America" at an, enter
tainment given by the children of the Summer colony at
Newport, R. I., for the benefit of , destitute families and
blinded soldiers of the allies. ,
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"AMERICA' I y T " , iwa,ir;,.,,
Only Small Potatoes to
Starch Madame 8 Ruffles
Paris, Wednesday, Sept.' 7. The
ministry of provisions has issued a
decree restricting the grades of po
tatoes which starch manufacturers
may use to small or diseased po
taoes. , i'i.Y'i '
It is pointed out that if unlim
ited liberty of use were allowed
the starch manufacturers, scarcity
might be caused, giving speculators
an opportunity to inflate prices. All
sound potatoes beyond the restrict
ed size found in the starch makers
works will be requisitioned.
Hungarian Papers Agree
With Wilson's Peace Note
Amsterdam, ' Sept 7.Two Hun
garian newspapers, the Ac Est and
the Magyar Orizag, 'fully agree with
the views expressed in President
Wilson's reply to Pope Benedict's
peace proposals, to the great disgust
of the Vossische Zeitung of Berlin,
which asserts they take a view which
is almost incomprehensible. The Az
Est says: "President Wilson's reply
is to clear' that every true friend of
peace, every patriot, can endorse it.
.America adheres, in this note, with
out reserve, to the policy of peace
without annexations, which is most
important for Hungary."
The Magyar Orizag, whish is the
organ of the independence party,
says: "AH real pacifists must be
grateful to Mr. Wilson. He who. from
the ; standpoint of peace, condemns
Mr. Wilson's note, has sold his soul
to the war devil and does not wish
peace. From the Hungarian viewnoint
therefore he is the enemy of peace.".
With Care for American
Nerves, Cut-Outs Abolished
-New York, Sept. 7. Because cut
outs on automobiles hare no mechani
cal value and add merely another iin
necessary noise to American life, She
National Automobile Chamber 1 of
, Commerce has recommended their
elimination from all cars built in this
country after January 1, 1918, it was
announced here tonight Nearly half
of the 110 automobile makers in the
chamber do not fit muffler cutouts on
their present cars.
Farmers Arrested on Eve of
Blowing Up Red River Bridge
Chickasha. Okl Sept. 7. -Twenty
farmers,, alleged members of the
Working Class union, were lodged in
jail here today, charged with conspir
ing to blow up the Rock Island bridge
over Red river south of Terral. The
men, according to information pos
session of federal ' authorities,-; had
formed a pact to do everything in
their power to prevent enlistments
and mobilization of the army.
Buenos Aires Uses Destroyer
To Combat Railroad Strike
Buenos Aires, Sept. 7. Buenos
Aires continued to be supplied with
light and power last night only be
cause the authorities, combatting the
strike situation, ordered the torpedo
boat destroyer Corrientes out to re
inforce the' naval patrol on the river
front, thus preventing! the strikers,
from attacking the. naval stokers in
the power house. "
To the thousands of workmen al
ready out in the general railroad
strike, those of five railroads whose
employes have presented demands
may be added. The government to
day was endeavoring to prevent a
walkout on these roads.
The situation is aggravated by po
lice unrest because the men have (tot
been paid and by a strive bf the car
riage drivers crippling the ambulance
the recommendation of the State
Council of Defense without waiting
for the formal request German had
been taught in the Fremont schools
for ten years. The two teachers em
ployed for teaching German will be
assigned other work, as there is a
shortage of instructors. The board
decided to introduce military drill in
the high school "
OVERALLS FOR FIRST
Men at Kansas Camp Get First
Taste of Army Life; Sleep
and Eat Well After Day
Camp Funston, Kan., Sept. 7.
(Speial Telegram.) The first quota
will be trained temporarily in blue
denim overalls and jumpers. ,
The War department had refused
to accept Major General Leonard
Wood's proposal to equip the entire
national army with overall . to be
used as Working clothes. ' But an
emergency arose, so General Wood1
ordered that the men be fitted out, in -blue
denim. : 7 ' .,
Plenty of underwear, hais, shoes,
socks and mess kits are available, but
no breeches, shirts or blouses, have
arrived. The quartermaster's depart
ment worked all night getting cloth
ing ready to issue. . Today boxes of
clothing were sent to each company
and there distributed to the men.
Not a second of time was lost by
the first contingent of men after they
arrived here. The time is all too short
to train the first contigent to act as
non-commissioned officers and in
structors for the second contingent..
and so early tqday little knots of tour
men scattered around through camp
were being taught the rudiments of
moving their feet in unison, and walk
ing erect, witfi their chins in and
Good Eats in Morning.
All the men had plenty of room in
the light, airy sleeping quarters last
night, and 'although they were not ac
customed to the canvas cots, and the
blue army blankets, they slept very
well. This morning they were ready
for a hearty breakfast of bacon and
eggs, bread, butter, coffee and cottage
fried potatoes. After that, it was
Thursday 221 men arrived from the
As far as possible the men will be I
assigned to regiments representing
almost entirely the localities from
which they come. This will be car
ried out still further and certain local
ities will be assigned to certain bat
talions. Some regimental commanders may
even try to get the assignments down
so close as to form their com
panies from certain localities.
Sammies Adopt Jiu Jitsu
As Part of War Training
San Francisco, Sept. 7. Jiu jitsu,
a Japanese method of self-defense,
is to be taught the American sol-'
diers as part, of their athletic train
ing, according to an announcement,
made here todav by Allan S. Smith,
who has received his commission
from cbe government as an instruc
tor in the art. Smith has just re
turned from Tokio, where he won
the "black belt," corresponding to
championship honors, for, his
prowess. A demonstration before
American military.attaches at Tokio
led to his commission, he said.
Rhodes Scholarships ,
, Suspended During War
cYieagdT Sept": 7. Dr. G. R. Parker
of "London England, organizing Sec
retary of the Rhodes scholarship trust,
today arinouneed-vthat;ail elections to
the scholarshrprfn the' United. States
apd Canad4. have. ; teeu s indefinitely
postponed ' beCanse. pj tbei;ar,i.:He
states that : the" conscription law, in
Canada 'and the selective, draft 4n the
United States, which claim' all eligible
candidates, have made ' this decision
necessary. ' ,
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success. ' -' ,.-.
Later Session With Garfield
Scheduled for September 11;
Adjourned at Goal Admin
(By Auoclnted Pre.)
, Indianapolis, Sept. 7. In deference
to the request of Dr. H. A. Garfield,
national coal director, the joint con
ference of coal mine operators of the
central competitive field a.rid officials
pf the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica to discuss a wage increase for coal
miners was postponed late today.
The informal conference was ad
journed subject to the call of Presi
dent John P." White of the mine
workers. . , ,
Senator Works Backs Out ,
1 Of Pacifist Movement
Xew York, Sept. 7. Former Sen
ator John .P.. Works of California
has, withdrawn from the People's
Council of America for Democracy
and Peace, it was announced here to
30MAHA'S NEW STOREBJ
Germans Bombard Verdun
Hospital; Kill Nineteep
Grand Headquarters of the French
Army in France, Sept. 7. The Van
uciaincouri nospuai in mc region or
Verdun was again bombarded by Ger
man aviators for six and a half hours
last night 'Nineteen, persons were,
killed aid twenty-six wounded. The
huts attacked contained only severely
wounded men, who were unable to
move from their cots.
The hostile airplanes flew over the
hospital every twenty minutes from
8:30 o'clock in the evening until 3
o'clock in the morning.
Fremont School Board Cuts
Out German; Installs War Drill
Fremont, Neb., Sept. 7. (Special
Telegram.) The German language
has been eliminated from the Fre
mont school. No longer will it be
taught This was the action taken by
the Board of Education at its regular
meeting. The vote to oust the lan
truaee of the kaiser was unanimous.
he board acted in compliance with
this store mm
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Of Public Pamphlets
Copenhagen, Sept 7- Apparently
to add point to the ultimatum of the
Reichstag majority to Chancellor
Michaelis that steps must be taken,
) before the Reichstag reassembles
this month, toward abolishinr the.
political censorship, the- military
commander for the seventh army
corps district at Hanover, has just
issued an order instituting a pre.
ventive censorship on all brochures,
pamphlets, leaflets, etc, touching
upon matters of public interest The
order applies to mimeographed and
typewritten matter, and those docu
ments intended only for private cir
culadon. Violaters of the order may
be .imprisoned for a year. ,
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n TOlilGIIT 8.10
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
RACES -BAND -SPEAKING
Dancing Afttrnoa and Evening.
OMAHA VS. DES MOINES
Sept. 8-9-9 '
SUNDAY. SEPT TWO GAMES
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