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The Omaha Daily
CHICAGOANS REDUCING
BY MOONLIGHT IN LAKE.
Chicago, July 17. They are re
ducing by moonlight at Lake Gen
eva, Chicago's fashionable summer
colony.
Some member of the colony gave
out a few weeks ago that he had
cut several inches from his waist
line by exercising of ' evenings in
the lake. Therefore, moonlight
bathing parties have become the
fad and the marble and Roman col
umbined beach equipment of the
residents is peopled nightly by aris
tocrats in bathing suits who be
tween plunges munch sparingly up
" on sandwiches of the non-fat pro
ducing type.
MUST PAY MILLION FRANCS
FOR KILLING FRENCHMAN.
Paris, July 17. An indemnity of
100,000 francs and a fine of 1,000,000
francs is to be levied on the Ger
man government for the attack on
two French soldiers in Berlin in
which one of the soldiers was
killed. According to an eyewitness
of the attack, whose story is relat
ed to the Freiheit of Berlin, the at
tack was unprovoked.
"Just after midnight I was going
up the Friedrichstrasse," says this
eye witness, "when I came across
four or five German soldiers, two of
whom were drunk. Two French
men were coming from Oranien
burgdorf in the opposite. They had
walked past the group of German
soldiers without uttering a word or
making a gesture, when one of the
Germans rushed upon the French
men and struck one of them in the
back saying, 'Take that, you swine.'
A crowd gathered immediately and
the wounded man took refuge in a
hotel. I tried to appease the drunk
en German, but , he replied with
abuse and threats and started run
ning after the Frenchman."
Other accounts corroborate this
statement. One says the victim's
pocketbook, containing 1,200 francs
and 700 marks, was stolen.
KAISER'S HOPE OF
MIRACLE FAILED.
Berlin, July 17. "I am hopeful
for a miracle. Suddenly, like, a
miracle, the war broke out will it
end in the same way?"
Dr. vonDryander, for many years
the ex-kaiser's personal court
preacher, in a glowing apologia for
the ex-emperor, quotes him as say
ing so in the autumn of 1916.
But the clergyman's story, which
was designed to awaken nation
wide sympathy for William Hohen
sollerr., representing him as a
deeply religiousand almost fanati
cally pacific fiaracter, has gone
amiss of its purpose, for instead of
shedding tears for the f'poor, dear,
peace-loving kaiser," the German
press has taken up the "miracle
phrase" as a catchword around
which stinging satires and bitter
tirades are woven by clever wnters.
INDIAN POEf SPURNS
BRITISH KNIGHTHOOD.
- New York, July 17. Rabindranath
Tagore, the Indian poet, in protest
against the repressive measures
adopted by the British government
in India, has asked to be relieved
of the title of knighthood conferred
upon him by King George in rec
ognition of his literary .merits.
The poet has made public a copy
of his letter to the viceroy of India
spurning the royal honor.
DENY PRETTY OPERATIVE
GOT ZIMMERMAN NOTES.
Washington, July 17, Emphatic
denial was made at the State depart
ment of .the story that the govern
ment came into possession f the
famous Zimmerman notes through
the use of a pretty girl secret agent
as a decoy. Officials described it
as "fantastic fiction."
The story itself was originally
published in a recent issue of La
Nation of Buenos Ayres. Ij, pur
ported tell how a German woman
was sent to the United States with
a Dutch passport carrying confi
dential information and instructions
for Von Eckhardt, then the German
ambassador to Mexico.
American secret service men dis
covered the plot, it is narrated, but
permitted the woman to proceed to
Laredo, Tex. There she Was de
tained and an American girl secret
agent sent; on in -her place. This
girl proceeded to Mexico and be
came secretary to Von Eckhardt.
In this way the Zimmerman papers
" fell into her hands, the story de
clares. GIRL MOST HEARTILY
DENIES SHE'S DEAD.
Los Angeles, Cal., July 17. Ob
jecting to being dead, buried, and
her body exhumed for identification,
Miss Rose Douglas, formerly of
Batavia, N. Y., but now living at
Santa Monica, entered the Santa
Monica police headquarters and
identified herself among those pres
ent Certificates of membership in
the Audobon society of Batavia and
her high school diploma convinced
the police that she was the missing
woman. i
She had been missing for eight
' years, but the photograph ' of a
body washed up on the sands neat;
the municipal pief, Santa Monica, a
year and a half ago, led her eastern
relatives to believe that she was
dead. The body was placed in an
unmarked" grave.
PLACE WREATH OF ROSES
ON HEAD OF DE VALERA.
San Francisco, July 17. Eamonn
DeValera, "president of the Irish re
public," received an uproarious wel
come uponv his arrival here to be
guest of honor at the national con
vention of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians. ,
Progress of the march from the
ferry station through streets lined
with sightseers was halted while
a delegation from the Ancient Or
der of Hibernians stopped the presi
dent's car and attaching ropes,
dragged it in triumphal procession
to" the hotel where a group of little
girls in Irish costumes strewd flow
ers in De Valera's path and. crowned
his head with roses. ,
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ORGANIZED
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Principal Plank in Radical
Platform Calls for Destruc
tion of U. S. Government,
N. Y. Labor Leader Asserts.
GARMENT WORKERS
MOST FRUITFUL FIELD
European and South American
Unions Urged to Join Scheme
for "International Revolu
tionary Industrial Union."
New York, July 17. James P.
Holland, president of the New York
State Federation of Labor, testify-!
ing before the joint legislative com
mittee investigating radical and sedi
tious activities in this state, declared
that the I. W. W. had organized
many thousands of workers through
out the country on a platform which
included a plank calling for the de
struction of the American govern
ment. The most powerful of the
radical organization, Mr. Holland
asserted, was the Amalgamated Gar
ment Workers of America, with a
membership which he estimated at
70,000.
Urge Revolution.
As an evidence of the wide'' sweep
ing plans of the I. W. W. letters
were read into the testimony in
which I. VV. VV. leaders urged Eu
ropean and South American workers
to join in a scheme for an "inter
national revolutionary industrial
union." One of the most ambitious
ideas was the organization of the
marine workers of the two Americas
and the maritime European countries
into "one big union."
The most fruitful field found ty
the radicals in this country, accord
ing to Mr. Holland, has been the
garment industry, the second great
est industry in the United States.
Asked what were the principles of
the organization formed by the I.
W. V."among the garment workers,
Mr. Holland replied:
Against Government.
"They don't believe in govern
ment. They preach that behind
closed doors now and some of them
preach it out of doors."
The witness was then asked if it
ever had been brought to his at
tention that the Amalgamated Gar
ment Workers favored a soviet form
of government.
"It has not only been brought to
my attention but it has been rammed
down my throat," replied Mr. Hol
land. "But the majority of the
workmen and working women are
Americans first and not Soviets, as
some would have us believe."
Marvin De Lore Gets
One to 20 Years for
Shooting at Officer
Marvin De Lore was sentenced to
the penitentiary for a term of one to
20 years yesterday afternoon by District-Judge
Redick. He was found
guilty, June 11, by a jury in district
court, o shooting with intent to kill
Police Detective Frank Murphy who
with Detective Franks was trying to
arrest him at 1715 Charles street on
the charge of having beaten up a
soldier. v
Detective Mirphy is the man who
was shot at 3 o'clock Wednesday
morning by a bandit and is now
lying in a hospital, seriously
wounded. A coincidence is that the
affair at 1 715 Charles street oc
curred at 3 o'clock in the morning
also.
De Lore has served two sentences
in the penitentiary. He pleaded
guilty to breaking and entering and
was sentenced to the penitentiary
for twe and a half years January 15,
1907. On October 22, 1913, he was
sentenced to the. penitentiary for
two to seven years after being found
guilty cf attempted robbery.
Over 30 Per Cent of Coal
Miners Now Out of Work
Washington, July 17. A perma
nent federal employment service
would benefit organized and unor
ganized labor alike, Frank Morri
son, secretary of the American Fed
eration of Labor, declared today be
fore the joint session of the house
and senate labor, committees. Be
tween 30 and 40 per cent of the coal
miners are now out of work, he
said, because of large stocks accu
mulated, arid there is also consid
erable unemployment in the build
ing trades.
Advises Investigation of
Shipping Board Operations
Washington, July 17. Without a
dissenting vote, the house rules
committee today decided to recom
mend that an inveigation of the
expenses and operations of the
shipping board and.emergency fleet
corporation be ordered by the
house. Early action in the house
as planned. v.
GREAT BRITAIN
PUTS BAN UPON
IMPORTATIONS
Done to Protect Exchange in
America Where Balance Is
Against England.
Washington, July 17. To protect
British exchange in America and
other countries where the balance
of trade is against England, the
British government, in addition to
maintaining on the prescribed list
of imports a good many articles,
has found it advisable to require
special licenses and in some cases
with the purpose of reducing the
expenditure of British money for
luxuries.
It is learned that in making these
additions to the items requiring spe
cial licenses for importation there
has been no thought on the part of
the British government of discrim
inating against American trade. On
the contrary, the regulations apply
to imports from all sources.
Appeal to People.
Sir Eric Geddes recentlyinformed
the British parliament that some
such, measures would be necessary
to protect their exchange and ap
pealed to the patriotism of the
British people to curb their expen
ditures for foreign luxuries.
He, therefore, gave notice that
notwithstanding the lifting of the
blockade and the practical termina
tion of the war, the British govern
ment found it necessary to continue,
for the present at least, the regula
tions restricting importations into
the country. However, it is under
stood that a governmental commis
sion is to be created, to meet in
London in September, to consider
and report upon the whole subject
of British foreign trade regulations.
The possibility of the permanency
of such restrictions, which not only
tend to maintain British exchange
at a favorable figure, but also are
highly protective of British indus
tries, has aroused the free trade ele
ments in England to a realization of
the fact that that whole time-honored
doctrine may be at stake and a
lively campaign is expected to pre
cede the meeting of the commission
in London. 1
SUPREME COURT
SIGNS GRAMMER
DEATH WARRANT
Condemned to Electric Chair
for Participating in Murder
of Mother-in-Law.
Lincoln, July 17. The supreme
court Thursday morning issued the
death warrant in the case of Allan
Vincent Grammer, found guilty of
participating in the murder of his
mother-in-law,- Mrs. Lulu Vogt, in
Howard county.
This is the first time that such
action has been taken under the new
law which prohibited executions by
hanging and made electrocution
legal. The state as yet has no elec
tric chair and it will now be up to
the warden to secure one.
At the same time that Grammer
is executed, his accomplice Cole,
will also receive his punishment in
like manner unless the governor,
who has promised to give them a
hearing, changes the sentence to life
imprisonment.
3,600 Undesirable
Aliens Are Heid i in
U. S. For Deportation
Washington, July 17. Lack of
ship space and the high cost of
transportation may necessitate as
signment of a special steamer to
deport 3,600 undesirable aliens held
in this country, Anthony Caminett:,'
commissioner general of immigra
tion, testified today before the house
immigration committee.
"State institutions which are tem
porarily caring for these people are
clamoring to be rid of them," Mr.
Caminetti said, "but I do not want
to send them td Europe individually
or in small groups when the cost
per man would reach about $800, as
compared with $200 or $300 in nor
mal times."
Believe Absconding Broker
Apprehended in Seattle
Seattl, Wash., July 17. In the
arrest of a man calling himself F. H.
Woods as he stepped off a train
from Vancouver, B. C., federal offi
cials said they believed they had ap
prehended John W. Worthington,
former Chicago broker. Worthing
ton, it was said, has been sought in
connection with the alleged theft of
$135,000 worth of stolen bonds. The
man arfested here denied his iden
tity as Worthington. "
He carried a "flash" roll of small
bills, government agents said, and
was planning a trip to Honolulu.
Worthington was arrested in Chi
cago May 19 and was said to have
"jumped" a bond there.
I. W. W. Head Killed.
Prescot, Ariz., July 17. James
Chapman, said to have been the
leader of the striking I. W. W. who
were blamed for the shutdown in
the entire Jerome copper district
last spring, was one of the two men
killed in a cave-in at the Binghamp
ton mine near here last night
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M0RE.CL0SELY
INVINCIBLE
Dry Forces Vote Down in
House Every Atttempt to
Eliminate Drastic Provisions
of Enforcement Measure.
SHUT OFF DEBATE
AT LEADER'S WORD
Violent Protest of Minority
Capped Every Time; Amendment-to
Strike Out Fine for
Violations Is Defeated.
Washington, July 17. Prohibi
tion forces voted down in the house
every attempt to eliminate drastic
provisions of the general enforce
ment bill and while in full and abso
lute control shut off debate at the
word 'of Fheir leader despite the
violent protest of the minority.
When they had raced through the
wartime enforcement portion of
the three-part bill and got into the
constitutional prohibition measure,
proper, there were only 68 members
on the floor and so much confusion
that a speaker could not make him
self heard. It was 7 o'clock when
the long roll call to obtain a quorum
was started and members then had
gone home, after declaring there
was no good reason for' trying to
force through a bill to take care of
a situation that would not arise until
January.
Fought Off Every Attack.
Before the house got into a
snarl, however, the prohibition fac
tion had fought off every attack on
their bill. An amendment to strike
out the minimum fine for those
convicted of. violating the wartime
act .was fought over and defeated,
68 to 57. This was offered by Rep
resentative Reavis, republican, Ne
braska, a prohibition member of the
judiciary committee. Chairman Vol
stead, of the judiciary committee
and patron of the bill, presented an
amendment Vhich was adopted
without debate and which made the
measure a bit more drastic in that
it added the word "manufacture" to
the many things a man may not do
with liquor m his office or home.
For a brief moment late in the
day the minority described by the
prohibitionists as. the "wets"
swung into power, only to be
thrown out by a demand for tellers,
which meant an accurate count on a
vote to amend the bill so that a
person charged with violating a
liquor selling injunction might de
mand and obtain a trial by jury.
t Provoked Hour's Debate.
This motion offered by Repre
sentative Gard, Ohio, and warmly
supported by former Speaker Clark,
had provoked an hour's debate
which was bitter at times, when the
house put oh the lid and started, to
vote. There was a noisy shout from
the ayes, who appeared to have won.
Instantly there was a demand for a
division and after members had been
counted the result was announced
ayes, 70; nays, 66.
The victory was not expected,
even by the .wets and they' realized
they could not have won except
before the large number of absen
tees cn the other side. While the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Carsoji Reiterates That
Ulster Wont Stand for
Any Dublin Parliament
London, July 17. Sir Edward
Carson, the Ulster leader, gave his
reasons for his recent speech at
Belfast, which was the cause of a
lively debate in the house of com
mons Wednesday. Sir Edward did
nottake part in the debate.
"Consider this De Valera cam
paign in America, which is . being
conductd aganst the integrity of the
British mpire by people who were
our enemies all through the war,"
the Ulster leader said. "It is being
utilized, both on the other side pf
the Atlantic and on this, with the
obvious end of browbeating Ulster
and forcing her under some sort
oF Dublin parliament. " Now, re
member that throughtout ithe war
Ulster men and women were the
foremost of the king's subjects in
devoting themselves and their sub
stance to the support of the empire
and to fighting the battle for liberty
and justice.
"I know well how bitter they feel
at the suggestion that their reward
should be handed over to their ene
mies, and I spoke as I did in order
to let it be known clearly that Ul
ster will not stand it."
Prince of Wales Will
Call on President Wilson
London, July 17. It is under
stood that the Prince of Wales
during his visit to the United States
will go to Washington to make a
call on President Wilson but the
ether plans for the tour of that
country have not been obtained
BELAKUN'SARMY,
DEMORALIZED, IS
STRAGGLING BACK
Breakdown in Spirit of Troops
Attributed to Discontinua
tion of Fighting Against
the. Czechs.
Paris, July 17. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Dispatches reaching
peace conference circles from Buda
pest indicate that general demorali
zation has struck Bela Kun's army,
which is straggling back from the
different fronts with utter lack of
discipline. Bela Kun himSelf is said
to have been ousled as hea of the
Hungarian communist government.
The breakdown in the spirit of the
troops is attributed to discontinua
tion of the .fighting against the
Czechs and the Rumanians in conse
quence of the armistice and to the
hasty increase of the well drilled
loyal army of 60,000 to more than
125,000 men.
Reports from the same source re
ceived by peace delegates are7 to the
effect that bolshevism in Hungary
is confined almost exclusively to
Budapest. Peasants are said to be
obstructing shipments of food to the
capital which is rapidly reaching a
desperate state. '
Several Killed When
Munitions Dump in t
France Is Blown Up
Paris, July 17. A number of per
sons were killed or injured when a
large munitions dump was blown
up at Le Bourget, seven miles
northeast of Paris. Several build
ings were destroyed by the concus
sion and sheds oa the aviation field
collapsed and took fire, causing injury-
to a number of soldiers and
civilians employed. 1 '
German War Prisoners
Being Sent to., America
Washington, July" 17. Two Ger
man prisoners of war, consigned to
the director of military intelligence,
arc aboard the transport Agamem
non, due at New York July 23, ac
cording "to the schedule of transport
sailings announced at the War de
partment. War department officials
said they had no information as to
the purpose in bringing the Ger
mans to the United States.
Seamen's Strike Near End.
New York, July 17. With the re
sumption of negotiations between
representatives of the United States
shipping board, shipowners and
striking seamen, hope was held oilt
in all quarters for an early settle
ment of the marine strike, which has
disrupted shipping along the Atlantic
and gulf coast for several di
colt impressed : 1
by wilson on
shantung pact
Settlement Placed in New
Light; More Senators In
vited to White House
j Washington, July 17. How the
Versailles conference reached many
of the agreements embodied in the
treaty of peace Was described by
President Wilson to three Repub
lican senators invjfd to the White
House at the head of a long list of
j republican members whom he pur
poses to take into his confidence.
Afterward one of his callers, Sen
ator Colt, of Rhode Island, said Mr.
Wilson had been able to place the
Shantung settlement in a new light
and had clarified other disputed
points in the treaty. Senator Mc
Cumber, of North Dakota, and
Senator Nelson of Minnesota, the
others who sSw the president, were
reticent as to the subjects discussed,
but said the, president had, given
them much, interesting information.
Senator 'Colt, who announced his
general, approval of the league of
nations in the senate speech deliv
ered shortly before he went to the
White House,- indicated after the
conference his doubt over certain
portions of the league covenant had
not been removed. He said he was
not ready to express an opinion re
garding Shantung and intimated
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Two.)
FORD BLAMES
BEER AND WINE
FOR LATE WAR
Says National Beverages
iftade German and French
"People Suspicious of
Each Other.
Arrest World's Most
Carefree Citizen
. Charge of Vagrancy
on-
Omaha . police last night arrested
the world's most care-free man.
Frank Warren was taken into cus
tody at Sixteenth and Chicago
streets and charged with vagrancy.
He told Sergt. Frank' Rose that he
driginated in San Francisco 35 years
ago. He does not remember his
father (or mother. He has no living
relatives. He has no job to worry
him,- no family to look after, no
money to protect, no automobiles
to repair; in short he hasri't a worry
in the world. ' ;
He admitted that he doesn't care
whether the league of nations is
ratified by congress or not; he says
he doesn't care what they do to the
kaiser; and he really doesn'tj mind
being jailed.
Shipping Board Vessel
Rammed and Grounded
Philadelphia, July 17. The ship
ping board steamer Scantic was col
lided with early today by a loaded
barge and forced aground. The
Scantic, with a cargo of coal for
Rotterdam, was anchored off Glou
cester, N. J., ready to sail, when
the barge, whose captain lost his
bearings in the fog, crashed into
her side. The sailing' of the Scantic
will not bf interfered with. The
bow of thj barge was smashed.
Mount Clemens, Mich.. July 17,
Henry Ford's fourth day on the
witness stand in 1iis $1,000,000 libel
suit against the Chicago Daily Tri
bune was much like Wednesday in
subject matter and in the prolonged
multiplying of questions to obtain
specific answers. '
Scattered through his testimony it
appeared that Mr. Ford ascribed the
world war to a variety of causes in
eluding bankers, munitions makers,
alcoholic drink, kings and their
henchmen, and school books. John
Reed, a magazine writer of New
York and recent Russian bolshevik
emissary to the United States, dis
closed the alleged facts in ah article
published in 1916. '
Keea, in nis story, said ne re
minded" Mr. Ford,' who opposed
drink, that the French and Germans
prosper on wine and beer.
"Yes and it wss one of the causes
of the war,, said Mr. Ford.
. "How?" asked Reed. '
"It made them suspicious of each
other. ' .
He criticised school books as glo
rifying wars and the heroes of them,
thus instilling the military spirit in
the youngsters.
The Detroit Mlfnufacturer in ex
plaining why he ' forgot so many
things, said that hundreds of per
sons visited the factory, and that in
those' days he talked to many of
them, making casuaf remarks which
passed from his head almost as soon
as made. For instance, he said that
he rememberd little of what his
talk with Mr. Wood was about
Municipal Ownership
of Trolleys Advocated
to Teach Impracticability
Washington, July 17. Municipal
ownership of street railways as the
best and quickest way to convince
the public that it is impracticable
and undesirable was advooated be
fore the federal electric railways
commission by Mortimer E. Coley,
dean of the college of engineering
o the University of Michigan.
He indicated that the present
fares should be St least 50 per cent
higher and even this, he declared
would be only a palliative. He sug
gested removal of some of the taxes
now borne by street railways and
exemption from obligaton to main
tain the street paving between the
car tracks.
COLONIES
SHUT OFF
Settlement Partly Burnediin
1910 in Danger of Being De
stroyed by Nigger Hill Fire,
Which Has Leaped Divide.
1,000 FIGHT FLAMES.
IN NORTHERN IDAHO
Lack of Fire Fighters Hampers
Federal Forest Service Offi
cials and Timber Associations
in Checking the Flames.
Missoula, Mont., July 17. Twu
-western Montana towns, Alberton
and St. Regis, are threatened with '
destruction by forest fires- 'Whichs.
have flamed beyond control aind aw.
reported to be menacing the to wit
on all sides, . according to forest
service officials here.
Alberton, a division noint on the -
Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul
railroad, 31 miles west of Misooula.
is endangered by the Nigger Hill
forest, fire which has come over the ;
crest of digger mil gulch and is
said to be about three" miles from
the town. : '
A telephone messart from St.
Regis, west of Misfltila on the
Loeur d Alene branch t the North
ern Pacific said the town was sur
rounded by fires and in danger of
destruction.
The rattlesnake creek firevin the
Missoula forest, north of Missoula, '
tannea by a high wind, is sweeping
northward over a six mile front into
Twin Creeks and Blackfoot country,
Crews have .bad narrow escapes m .
fighting this 'blaze. - 4 ,v f
Ranchers Burned Out. ' ?
Spokane, Wash;, July 17. Ranch- ?
es are reported bdrned " out at
Brsnx, north of Sand Point, Idaho, '
where a fire, covering 2)000 acres
was being fought by ranchers. On
Steamboat creek, northwest of Car
ter, Idaho, 400,000,000 feet of white -
ine timber, estimatedi to be worth
1,200,000, was menaced by a fire -
that had burned over 100 acres, and -ou
the North Fork river north of
Kellogg, Idaho, a fire was reported
running through One of the 1est
stands of white pine timber in this
section. On Indian Creek on the -divide,
near Heron, Mont., a' fire
had burned over between 2,000 and
3,000 acres.
Timber Menaced.
One of the largest fires in the dis
trict was burning on Pack River,
near Samuels, Idaho. This blae,'
covering approximately 6,400 acres, '
had been burning in slashings and
had caused little damage, bur" fear
was expressed that the crew of 120
men would not be able to restrain
it. from, damaging much timber,
nearby.; . (
Lack of fire fighters is hamper
ing federal forest service officials
and timber ..protective associations '
Lin their efforts to check the flames.
More than l.iXnJ men were said to
be fighting the 12 largest blazes in
northern , Idaho, and many other
crews of ranchers, miners and gov
ernment and lumber company fight
ers were contesting the spread .of
other fires.
Parties Sent Out
Boise, Ida., July 17. From Boise,;
from Cascade, from Hailey and from
Salmon City parties of fire fighters -were
sent out Thursday to help
check the wind-driven walls of flame
which have already destroyed: more
than 50,000 acres of valuable, timber
in southern Idaho, and which men- '
ace farms, towns, live stock and mm
inglproperties. ) .'v-
.The fires are spreading rapidly in '
four districts. The north end of the i
Yellow pine district fire seems to.be
checked, but the conflagration: it-,
spreading rapidly southward over a.
15-mile front and, in places has
gained 10 miles. Other fire are rag-;
ing on Pistol, Sulphur aho Indian
Creeks, and near the settlement of
Yellow Jacket another fire has
started.' Ihe flames haye eaten theirs
way into the Weiser and Idaho Na
tional forests and the Hazard Creeks
fire, wJiichSvas thought to have been
extinguished, has started pi again. V
State and federal: authorities and
the timber owners are co-opcratihg.fi
ihe Idaho Wool Growers associa
tipn has offered to the fire fighting
agencies all of its sheep camp outfits '
and Supplies which an be spared. v
No rain has fallen in southern Idaho .-'
for 47 days and hundreds-of square ;
miles of forests ate as dry as finder. '
The general land office in Boise has .
issued an appeal for 100 more men
to volunteer for fire fighting at 50
cents an. hour, board and transpor-j
tation. ' ; . 1
On Long Flight
San Diego, Cal., July
17. Three
army airplanes which left Ellington
field, Tex., July 10, have arrived
her. They were expected to cc.v
tinue northward to Seattle and
thence across the country by way.'
of Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas
City and Chicago to New York, r
turning to Ellington field by wajrN(j
the Atlantic and gulf stated -