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PARASOL MEN TO STRIKE.
New York, July Tuesday was
St. Swithin's day, and it rained,
which means, according to the su-
nrtitt1t tdf it ...ill nn,inl. A
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rain for 40 days. The superstition
has hetd good up to date, and the
Umbrella Makers' union announced
today it had decided to strike for a
45-hotr week, withXwage increases.
The union voted recently to walk
out in two weeks if demands were
. not met, but has decided the weather
is so propitious the day will be ad
vanced. About 5,000 men are involved.
OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
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BY TIMBER WOLVES.
Ft,ct,ff A,;, I,.l 19 Tlr
Charles E, Krueger and party, trav
eling by automobile from Chicago
to California, were attacked by a
band of timber wolves Thursday
night on the transcontinental high
way east of here. They killed three
of the animals with their revolvers
and wounded rive others before the
band was driven off.
Members of the party, which ar
rived here, said they were stranded
on the transcontinental highway 80
miles east of here by a cloudburst
and were making camp for the
night when the wolves attacked
This is said to be the first in
stance 6i northern Arizona wolves
attacking human beings in many
AIRPLANE-TO BE USED
IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN.
Humboldt, Neb.. July 18. Politi
cal campaigning by airplane to pre
vent the rival town of Falls City,
Neb!, from securing a ,new court
house has been decided upon by
A Lincoln -aviator has been en
gaged to fly over the county to
morrow and bombard the country
side with literature urging defeat
of a five-mill tax levy proposal to
raise, funds for rebuilding a court'
house at Falls City
The county court house at Falls
City was recently destroyed by fire
and Humboldt residents offer to
raise funds by popular subscrip
tion for a new structure if the build
ing can be located here.
FIGHT FILM BY-WOMAN.
New York, July 18. "A woman
out in Ohio is keeping the Ameri
can soldiers in Europe from seeing
the fight pictures of the Dempsey-
VVillard fight," said Billy Roche, the
famous fight referee, now a Knight;
of Cblumbus field secretary: It had
been arranged for Roche to take a
copy of the fight film abroad for
exhibition to the doughboys in the
army of occupation and elsewhere.
"This woman." said Roche, "is a
member of the Ohio board of cen
sors. She is opposed to having the
fight pictures shown anywhere.
Rickaf d, DeApsey , and Willard
agreed to let the pictures be shown
to the boys on me otner siae iree
. of charge, but this woman on the
rthin hoard blocks the plan.
' although it would provide much
needed entertainment for the boys
who went across to make the world
safe for democracy."
WILL DELIVER SHIPS'
PAPERS BY AIRPLANE.
New York, July 18. An experi
ment tn tne delivery ay aupianc ui
ships' papers from this port to out
going vessels is planned in the near
future by the Postofficee department,
it was announced Friday.
; The step contemplates a speed
ing up of transatlantic maWs, ami
the first test probably will bVmade
with the White Star liner Adriatic
when she sails from New York,
August 9. . , . ,
Previous demonstrations in which
flying boats have dropped pouches
on the decks of liners while many
miles out from port have convinced
officials of the practicability of re
leasing a ship immediately on load
ing and not waiting for the papers
to be fully prepared.
These papers, it is pointed out,
could be delivered by airplane while
the ship was at sea.
MRS. WILSON STOPS
ABUSE OF PRISONERS.
New York, July 18. Brutal treat
ment of American military prisoners
in Paris was brought up with a sud
den check when Mrs. Woodrow Wil
son first heard of it, according to
John W. Kehoe, a hospital superin
tendent of the Knights of Colum
bus, who returned Thursday after
noon from France.
"When Mrs. Wilson first went to
Paris, she was visiting base hospital
57," said Mr. Kehoe in a report to
William P. Larkin. director of K. of
C, overseas activities. "She was
called to the cot of a doughboy who
displayed numerous welts on his
arms and back, saying they were re
ceived in a prison camp. Mrs. Wil
son told the president and immedi
ately the entire guard staff were
brought op on charges and removed.
Prisoners are said to have received
the best of treatment since that
T OPACIFIC FLEET.
Washington, July 18. Officers
and members of the crews of the
newly organized Pacific fleet were
wished Godspeed and a safe and
pleasant voyage by Secretary Dan
iels in a message sent to Admiral
Hugh Rodman, fleet commander, on
the eve of the departure of the Arm
- ada from Hampton Roads for the
west coast. The secretary, in his
message, drew a vivid comparison
between the mighty force that will
steam out from between the Vir
ginia capes Saturday morning and
the fleet which the United States
sent around the world 11 years ago,
which was insignificant in compari
son. POPE REJOICES AT
LIFTING HUN BLOCKADE.
Rome, July 18. (Havas.) Pope
Benedict has addressed to the bish
ops c'i Germany, a letter expressing
joy over the renpoval of the block
ade. The letter recommends that
an attitude of Christian charity be
taken toward the question of repara-'
tion for war damage,
Discusses With Nebraskan
Points of Jreaty That Have
Come Into Dispute During
Debate in Senate.
British Honor Pershing;
Named General By Wilson
CONFERS ALSO WITH FOUR
Imparts Information About
Shantung Settlement; Says
Some Constructions of Pact
Washington, July 18. President
Wilson talked over the peace treaty
with four more republican senators
at the White House Friday and later
he went to the capitol and discussed
the entire senate situation with Sena
tor Hitchcock, leader of the admin
istration forces in the ratification
The republican senators asked for
information about many features of
the treaty and Senator Hitchcock
told the president of other points
that have come into dispute during
senate debate. At the end of the day
of conferences, Mr. Wilson told a
group of correspondents he was sat
isfied that to reach a solution it was
only necessary to "clarify counsel."
There had been many misunder
standings about the treaty, the presi
dent said, adding that some of the
constructions placed on it seemed to
him evident misinterpretations.
Senator McNary, Oregon, one of
the republicans who went to the
White House, said first impressions
about fhe Shantung settlement had"
benoilenedxhisJalk with the
president, While-' Senator Capper,
Kansas, said Mr. Wilson had given
him much new and pertinent infor
mation on that subject. Senators
Kellogg, Minnesota, and Kenyon,
Iowa, the others who saw the presi
dent, declined afterward to talk.
Senator McNaryr has been a sup
porter of the league of nations, while
the others have not taken a definite
stand regarding it.
Agrees With Wilson.
"I found myself practically in ac
cord with the president regarding
the principles of the league." said
Mr. McNary, "though I had, and
still have, certain opinions regard
ing the effect of reservations. 1 shall
announce these opinions in my ad
dress next week in the senate. Re
garding Shantung, the president
possesses facts which soften first
impressions of the provision."
'The president was very ready to
give information about the nego
tiations, Mr.- Capper said "and, he
has a great deal of it, especially re
garding Shantung, that is to the
point. However, I have not changed
mv oninion that certain Teservations
are necessary in ratifying the 'J
Senator Hitchcock described the
president as feeling "very cheerful"
over the senate outlook! though he
said Mr. Wilson did not discuss
what the republican senators had
said at the White House. The Ne
braska senator said he had fold the
president it was assured that the
treaty could not be amended.
Another Message Expected.
One result of Friday's conference
was to strengthen the report that
the president soon might send to
the senate a special message regard
ing Shantung. Some of the White
House callers during the past two
days have gained the impression
that some sort of declaration on the
subject certainly would be forth
coming, and opinion seemed general
that it probably would take the
form of a senate message, perhaps
delivered by the president in per
son. Some of the republican senators
have told Mr. Wilson interpretive
reservations would have to be ac
cepted to secure ratification of the
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Pacific Coast Phone
Strikers Ordered to
Resume WQrk Monday
San Francisco, July 18. Orders
to all striking telephone workers in
Pacific coast to resume work Mon
day morning at 8 o'clock were sent
Friday by L. C. Grasser, interna
tional vice president of the Electri
cal Brotherhood, and Miss Nellie
Johnson, international vice president
of the telephone operators.
The strike executive committee,
shortly afterward, sent telegrams to
their locals asking that the oMer
to return be not heeded.
Six Killed in Mine Blast.
Bluefield, W. Va., July 18.-Six
men were killed Friday in an ex
plosion at the Carswelt mine at
Kimball, 20 miles west of Bluefield,
The cause of the explosion is un-know
Central Figure at Big
Celebration in London
Reviews U. S. Troops.
London, July 18. Great Brit
ain's peace celebration began in
formally Friday with many cere
monies, mgst of which were in
honor ofGen. John J. Pershing, and
the American troops, who will par
ticipate in the parade Saturday. A
large part of the population stooped
worn ana niied the parks and streets
watching the many contingents of
American, British and allied so'
diers and sailors marching about,
ay! the procession headed by Gen
eral Pershing and Marshal Foch of
France on their way to various
functions in their honor.
It was chiefly an American day.
General Pershing's program began
with a review of American troops
in Hyde park, where he conferred
the distinguished service medal on
80 British officers, more than one
half of whom were generals. The
ceremony was attended by the
Prince of Wales, Field Marshall
Sir Douglas Haig and other celebri
ties. The chief event of the day took
place at the Guild Hall, where the
city chamberlain presented a sword
of honor to General Pershing. At
the Guild Hall, General Pershing de
livered an address of thanks for the
honors given him.
After the presentation of the
sword. General Pershing went to the
Mansion house, where he again re
sponded to calls for a speech.
A dinner in General Pershing's
honor in the Parliament building
closed the day's program.
President Asks Same
Rank for Commander and
Chief of Staff-Would
Make Two Admirals.
Washington, July 18. Premanent
ranks of general in the regular army
for General Pershing and General
March, chief of staff, and permanent
ranks of admiral in the navy for
Rear Admiral Sims and Admiral
Benson, chief of operations, were
asked of congress today by Presi
The president's message follows:
"I take the liberty of calling your
attention to a matter which I am
sure is at the heart of the whole
country and which T have had very
much in mind throughout all these
months when We were trying to ar
range a peace that would be worthy
of the spirit and achievements of
the men who won the victory in the
field and on the sea.
"After mature reflection, I earn
estly recommend that you give the
permanent rank of general to John
J. Pershing and Peyton C. March,
expressing the law in such a way
as to give precedent to General
Pershing; that you give the perma
nent rank of admiral to Willian S.
Benson and William S. Sims.
"I take it for granted that I am
only anticipating your own thought
in proposing these honors for the
men upon whom the principal re
sponsibilities devolved, for achiev
ing the great results which our in
comparable navy and army accomplished."
Omahan on Vacation, and
Fiancee Weds Army Man
Friends of Miss Marion Kuhn Surprised to Learn of
Marriage to Lt. Jack Richardson Engagement to
Charles Burgess Announced Here.
Ralph Peters and "Wally"
Shepard Eliminated From
Chance to Win State Cham
pionship in Close Games.
YOUNG AND REYNOLDS
MEET IN FINAL ROUND
Nebraska Golf Association
Tournament Closes Today;
Winners of Minor Flights De
cided'in Yesterday's Play.
REPEAL RIDER IS
KILLED IN HOUSE
Agricultural Bill Carrying $33,
900,000 Passed and Goes
to the Senate.
Washington, July ' 18. Renewed
attempts of house republican leaders
to repeal daylight-saving through a
rider to the 1920 agricultural appro
priation bill were defeated in the
house Friday, when republican op
ponents of repeal joined with 'the
democrats in voting to eliminate the
repeal provision. Immediately after
ward without a dissentingvote the
agricultural bill, carrying $33,900,
000, was passed and went to the
Opponents to inserting the repeal
provision gained strength with each
vote in the house, the final action
being by a vote of 203 to 171. This
followed two tentative votes, which
favored the elimination of the rider
140 to 125, and 165 to 123. A few
democrats voted with the majority
republicans in opposing the elimi
nation, but their votes were more
than offset by republican members.
The senate regarded as heavily in
favor of repeal now has before it
a house bill to repeal the daylight
saving law. The senate itwas said
by congressional leaders may pass
and send to the president separate
Attempt to Call Up
Prohibition Bill Is
Defeated by Mondell
Washington, July 18. Attempts
to call up the prohibition enforce
ment bill late Friday after passage
of the agricultural appropriation
measure were cut short by Repub
lican Leader Mondell, with a no
tion to adjourn.
The house adopted the motion
to adjourn with a whoop, after word
had been spread that it was the in
tention of the prohibition force to
resume consideration of the meas
ure at an extended night session.
After the adjournment "dry" lead
ers seemed much incensed because
the night session was not held and
gathering about Representative
Mondell remonstrated with him for
his action. A hot exchange of
words passed between the leader
and the "drys."
The measure will come up again
Saturday, but failure to get any con
sideration of the bill Friday was re
garded by the "drys" as certain to
delay its passage until next week.
Says Building Trades Did
Not Order Chicago Strike
Chicago, July 18. Although con
tractors and unien carpenters
showed no disposition to compro
mise Friday night after virtually all
building operations, estimated at
$50,000,000 in value, had" stopped
with approximately iuu.uuu workers
idle, the building trades council's
head, Simon O'Donnell, announced
that his organization never had
authorized the strikes of carpenters
and others. He said the council
would begin consideration of the
The Building Construction Em
ployers association stopped all work
Friday morning after 16,000 striking
carpenters had failed to fespond to
anultimatum to return at 8 a. m.
The carpenters have held out for
$1 an hour. The employers' offer
of 92S cents was rejected
UPSET IN DITCH
AND THREE HURT
Carl Haarmann, Jr., Sustains
Injuries That May
Carl Haarmann, jr., 1722 South
Twenty-ninth street, may die as the
result of injuries he sustained yes
terday afternoon on the old Omaha-Lincoln-Denver
road between Oma
ha anlfSpringfield when his car
turned over, pinping his head be
neath the running board.
A Miss Main, an Omaha girl,
whose address is not known, was
driving the car. Both Miss Main and
Carl Haarmann, sr., a passenger in
the car, were severely bruised and
Carl Haarmann, jr. suffered a
fracture at the base of the skull and
his scalp was almost torn off. At
midnight last night he was still un
conscious and Dr. T. J. Dwyer of
Omaha, who attended him said his
chances for recovery were slight.
1 he Haarmanhs, father and son,
were on their way to Denver for
a short vacation. Miss Main was to
accompany them part way. Miss
Main took the wheel shortty after
the party left Omaha. Twelve miles
out of Omaha, the car struck a cul
vert and lunged into the ditch,
turning over twice.
An attempt was made ip jack the
car up to release the younger Haar
mann but the jacks slipped and the
car, sliding off to one side, dragged
Haarmann by the head.
A call was sent to Central police
station, Omaha, for help and one
to Springfield. A party of men
from Springfield raised the' car and
release Haarmann after he had
been held a prisoner for 30 minutes.
The three victims were 'taken to
the home of Fred Glessman, just
Miss Main was brought to Omaha
last night. Carl Haarmann, sr., was
unable to say where she lived.
Consolation Champ "Bunny"
Guinand, Field club.
President's Flight H a r r y
Koch, Country club.
Secretary's Flight J. F.
Brownlee, Happy Hollow club.
Surprise Flight Jack Webs
ter, Country club.
S. Blaine Young, Country
cluli meets Sam Reynolds, Field
club, in 36-hole championship
finals at 9:30 and 2:30 o'clock.
Members of Alabama
Mob Plead Guilty to
Lynching White Man
Los Angeles, Cal., July 18 Harry
S. New, charged by grand jury in
dictment with the murder of his
sweetheart, Freda Lesser, on the
-f night of July 4, pleaded not guilty
in the superior court. New
was self-possessed and entered his
plea in a firm voice. The trial was
se,t for October 27.
A throng of curious persons, with
women predominating, tried to
crowd into the court-, room, but
deputy sheriffs barred the doors
against those not having .business
with the court.
Bay Minette, Ala., July 18. For
the first time in the history of Ala
bama convictions and pleas of guilty
were entered Friday in a lynching
case in which a white man was the
victim of a mob when in the Bald
win county court two men were
convicted of complicity in the mur
der and given penitentiary sentences,
while 28 other members of the same
band entered pleas of guilty. Ten
of those pleading guilty were given
.fines or sentences to hard labor,
while the cases of the other 18 wiH
Be taken up Monday.
The case was that of Frank
Foukal, who was shot to death in his
cell in jail, where he was being held
on a" charge of murder.
Agitators Planning Strike of
Farm Workers in Germany
Berlin, July 18. A dispatch to the
Lokal Anzeiger from Weimar, says
communist agitators are preparing
a general strike ' of farni workers
for Aueust 4.
The dispatch adds that HeriJ
Braun, Prussian Minister of Agricul
ture in the diet, accused the Pomer
anian league land owners of at
tempts to corrupt officials who are
mediating between the employers"
and workers, declaring that in some
cases they had been successful.
By KARL LEE.
Batting out 78. 80 and 82 in
eighteen hole reels of a champion
ship match play encounter is some
golf. But the Omaha champs did
it yesterday. The men who
fought their way into the finals
which take place this morning and
afternoon, namely, Sam Reynolds
and Blaine Young, rightly deserve
their places. '
Young was champ in 1908.
Reynolds repeated in '14 and '16.
So the dopsters who followed with
that gallery of tnvious "500" yes
terday, are laying the melon peels
with considerable thickness. Young
isn t consistent, some say. But he
held the title in 1908. Reynolds is
a steady bird, a grand driver and
superbly confident, others say. But
Young lias never played steadier
in his life than now.
Anyway, it'll be some match.
Redfield Dropped Hard.
Yesterday's playing verified the
dope. Aside from the crushing de
feat of Joe Redfield, the popular
Field clubreckoner, by J. F. Brown
lee bf the Happy Hollow crowd,
and the stiff race Ralph Peters
gave Sam Reynolds in the last 18
holes of their all-day battle, the
day passed without incident. For
a time, however, it looked as though
"Wally" Shepard would upset the
dope and beat Young.
Shepard had his chance on the
Nth hole. With the score 3 down
against him he fumbled a three-foot
putt and permitted the Country
club's candidate for the state title
to win. On the fifteenth hole
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
' Pleads Noi Guilty
to Murder Charge
Announcement of the marriage of
Miss Marion Kuhn of Los Angeles
to Lt. Jack Richardson, which took
place in Los Angeles Saturday, came
as a complete surprise to Omaha
friends, as the parents of the bride
Mr. and Mrs. John Kuhn, announced
her engagement to Charles Burges;.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Burgess,
but a few weeks ago. The bride
recently returned to her home after
an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Louis S. Clarke, and it was during
her sojourn in Omaha early in June
that the engagement was announced.
Lieutenant Richardson returned
from France several weeks ago, and
upon his arrival journeyed to Los
Angeles to visit at the Kuhn home.
Disappointed at not finding the
pretty daughter of the house, he
came to Omaha to see her. He
stayed but a few days after learn
ing of Miss Kuhn's engagement to
Mr. Burgess, returning to Los An
Elaborate plans were being made
for a large church wedding here
in October, as Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn
and their daughter were to arrive
(early in the fall for an extended
Mrs. Richardson, who is a most
attractive brunette, attended Brown
ell hall here and was a very popu
lar member of the younger set. The
Kuhns have lived in California for
the -past two years and the former
Omaha girl was equally popular j
there. Lieutenant Richardson was
stationed at Fort Omaha for several
months before leaving for foreign
service. ,He and his bride are now
in the east where they will make
their home. I
It was thought by a few intimate
Mrs. Jack Richardson.
friends that the engagement be
tween Mrs. Richardson and Mr.
Burgess was brokenly mutual con
sent at the time she returned to
California but it was not generally
known. Mr. Burgess is now with
his parents at Cape Cod where tey
are spending the summer.
GIVEN TO JURY
Defendant Shows No Emotion
as Closing Arguments Are
Made; Judge's Instruc
Mount, Ayr, la., July 18. (Special
Telegram) The case of Roy Emer
son, Creston, la., undertaker,
charged with matricide, was given
to theury at 5:50 p. m. Friday, fol-
Germans Attempt to
Major In Coblenz
Coblenz, Germany, July 18. By
the Associated Press.) Two Ger
mans attempted last night to assas
sinate Major George Cockriel, pro
vost marshal of the American forces
in Germany. The major was not
injured. The Germans escaped aiter
firing several shots.
Major Cockriel's home is in St.
The shots were fired at the pro
vost marshal form behind.
Woman Suffrage in France
Receives Setback in Senate
Paris, July 18. The electoral com
mittee ot the senate decided tbday to
report unfavorably the bill adopted
by the Chamber of Deputies giving will almost certainly be handed to
the vote to women. x
The issue arose over the order of
the day. The government accepted
that of Deputy Renard, which im
plied confidence in the government
but the chamber adopted 227 to 213,
a resolution presented hy 'M. Augag
neur, former miniser of marine,
which the government had rejected.
by the state and defense.
Attorney T. L. Maxwell made a
three-hour plea for Emerson. He
declared that the evidenre showed
Mrs. Emercon was eitherVhe victim
of an accident or had taken her own
life and demanded acquittal.
B. M. Higbee closed the argu
ments for the state, speaking to the
jury for more than an hour. He
contended that the defendant had
clearly been proven guilty of beat
ing his mother to death with an
iron bar last May and throwing her
body down an elevator shaft. He
asked a death verdict.
Judge Homer Fuller's instructions
to the jury required 40 minutes to
read and wetjt into details over the
various points involed iff the case.
He was particularly explicit regard
ingthe law of convictions based on
circumstantial evidence. Four ver
dict forms were given the jury, first
and second degree murder, man
slaughter and not guilty.
Emerson showed no emotion dur
ing the closing scenes of the trial.
He maintained his calm demeanor
that marked his actions throughout
the trial. A confident smile was con
tinually on his face.
French Chamber Puts
Blame on Govefnment
for High Cost of Living
Paris, July 18. The order of the
day of M. Augagneur adopted by
the chamber was on the high cost
of living. It blamed the economic
policy of the government for the sit
After the vote announcement was
made in the lobby of the chamber
of deputies by M. Boret, food min
ister, that he would resign his port
folio, but that he was the only mem
ber of the cabinet affected by the
vote. Premier Clemenceau, how
evey, will decide what will be the at
titude of the government.
The general policy of the govern
ment did mot come up during the
House Committee Asks Baker
by What Authority They
Were Brought to
Washington, July 18. Lashed and
soaked by a driving rainstorm, a
thousand Czecho-Slovak veterais of
the world war, invalided home from
fighting in Siberia, paraded up Penn-
lowing lengthy closing arguments fsylvania avenue late Friday and were
viewed from the portico of the White
House by President Wilson, who de
livered a short address congratulat
ing them on their achievement.
It was the largest procession of
foreign fighting troops the American
capital had seen and the most pic
turesque. All veterans of five years'
fighting, the eldest was a man of
70, with stooped shoulders and ven
erable beard; the youngest were only
The veterans, who came across the
Pacific on their way homeward, will
sau from Newport News Sunday on
their way to Bohemia.
While the Cze :ho-Slovak soldiers
were assembling before the capitol
preparatory to a march up Pennsyl
vania avenue, a house war depart
ment investigating committee de
manded of Secretary Baker why it
was that with many thousand Ameri
can soldiers in Europe anxiously
awaiting an opportunity . to come
home, transportation facilities! had
been used to bring the soldiers of
another nation here. The members
also asked how much the movement
of the soldiers would cost the coun
try, how many more were to come
and who had authorized the action.
Secretary Baker answered the
questions in detail, declaring there
was "not a single American soldier
in Siberia anxiously awaiting a
chance to return." So far as trans
portation facilities were concerned,
he said they could all 4e returned
immediately. All men there, he
added, were being replaced with re
cruits from this country.
Arrangements for the transporta
tion of the Czecho-Slovaks were
made in Europe, Mr. Baker said,
probably by the supreme war council.
Blaze in Western Montana
Jumps Mountains and Is
Racing Through Mullan
uwen uountry in mano.
UKlitNl UALL StNT OUT
FOR MORE FIRE FIGHTERS
Idaho Governor May Ask
That Federal Troops Be
Called "Out as in 1910
Small Tnwnc Put Off
Austrianjlo Get Missing
Clause. of Treaty Monday
Earis, July 18. The missing
clauses of the Austrian peace treaty
the Austrian delegation Monday.
Ten days will be allowed the
Austrians for consideration of the
terms and for any representations
they may desire to make. The coun
cil will probably require 10" days
more in which to reply. Consequent
ly, the treaty can scarcely be signed
before August 10
Pabst Brewery Stock of
Enemy Aliens to Be Sold
Milwaukee, Wis., July 18. Stock
of the Pabst Brewing company, with
a par value of $2,889,900. owned by
enemy aliens, will be sold at auction
by the alien property custodian, July
29, at the office of the company. The
property was owned by Henry Best
and Mrs. Clara S. Schlubeck, di
vorced wife of Jacob Heil. Both are
now in Germany.
To Commemorate ShoothT
of 600 Dinant Inhabitants
Brussels, July 18. Plans are in
preparation at Dinant to commemo
rate fittingly the anniversary of the
shooting of 600 inhabitants of Din
ant by the Germans, August 2.3, 1914.
Flowers will be laid at the foot ot
the wall in front of which the vic-
1 tims of the Germans fell
Spokane, Wash., July 18. Racing
over mountain ridges of wester!)
II . . .. v.. -
niunidiia auu normern xuano, lorest ;
fires, which have been burning for
mere than a week, spread destruc
tion Friday and threatened imall
towns which have been severed by
the flames from communication with
the United States forest srevice
headquarters at Missoula, Mont.
The fire near Henderson, Mont,
jumped the mountains into the Mul
lan Gulch, country, Idaho, where
there is said to be practically no
opportunity to catch it. The fire
near St. .Regis, Mont., crossed thj
Clark Ford river and . late Friday
was spreading unchecked over a
Only with favorable weather con
ditions is there any possibility of
controlling the flames, district forest
service officials said. Should A ljigh
wind arise, there are not enough
men in this country to stop the
flames, it was declared by Supervisor
White of the Lolo forest, in which
tne area covered, by the Henderson -
I t- t: , '.-j
nu oi. Regis urcs is locaiea.
Costs $15,000 a Day.
It is costing the federal forest
service $15,000 daily to fight the fires
in this district, it was said, besides
and other property. Extra fire fight
ers now in the vicinity number 1.554
besides the regular force. The num
ber of men put in the forests' by
private timber owners is unavailable.
The United States employment
bureau asked every newspaper in
western Montana and every avail-
able place where men may be found,
asking that all possible men be -rushed
to forest service offices to
meet the calls for fire fighters.
According to a report received
at Newport, Wash., two or three
ranch houses in the Cocolalla creek
valley, between Morton and New
port, have been destroyed by fire.
A ranch and some live stock were
burned at Red Cove, south of Sand
Point, Idaho, and ranchers in the
vicinity of Bronx, north of Sand
Point, were asking for assistance in
fighting a fire that was reported to
have burned some of their homes.
Sixty men on duty on1 the Lost
Fork of Jordan creek, near Heron,
Mont, lost their sleeping and eat- '
ing quarters when their camo was
burned. Government tents, bed-
ding, food and equipment were it-'
Three million feet of white pine
timber has been . destroyed by a
fire on Steamboat creek, in the
Coeur d'Alene forest, ac'cocding to j
a report to torest officia s. About
200,000,000 feet additional was men
aced bythe same fire. 4 ,
Cost May Reach $1,000,000. ' '
Boise, Idaho. July 18. The rnt
of fighting fires now raging in-
Idaho and western Montana mav
total $1,000,000 before the season -iV
over, according to information re- !
ceived by Gov. D. W. Davis. As a
result the 46,000 set aside out of
the appropriation given the general
land office for fighting fires on the
public domain in central Idaho will
be wholly inadequate, he said.
it necessary. th firoverno will aslr ;
that federal troops be called out, as
was aone in lyiu when much valua
ble timber ia, northern Idaho and
western Montana was destroyed by
fire. . , ;
Americans Will Wage ;v. w
War on Typhus in Poland
Paris, July 18,-The most ; ini-
psrtant medical expedition eyer
organized to fight typhus will leaved
fans in a tew days to try fo stamp
out the disease in Poland and. Io -attempt
to avert a threatened epi
demic in central Europe this win- -
ter. Col. Harry L. Gilchrist will-
command a group of, 550 Ameri
can army officers and volunteers, alii
sanitary experts. "v" . " -
Eight hundred railway cats! and
700 motor trucks will bft required
to transport the equipment ? auL -chemical
of the American medical '
Deering Works Close.-
Chicago July 18.-The Deerina -
works, of the Intepnational Harves
ter company, clostd Friday on rec-
commendation of the employes' rep--resentatives
on the works industrial
council, and the company announced '
that ll.MXi men now were idle as a
result of strikes.
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