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NEWS OF STATE
decent Happenings In Minnesota
Given In Brief Items For
-Rochester.The Knights of Pythias
lodge No. 54, has been reorganized.
Bemidji.George W. Sears, has
again been taken up by Indian agents
for peddling booze. George is said
ito be an old offender.
St. Cloud.A large number of local
"women aliens have not as yet report
ed for registration under the govern
ment order, according to Chief of
Warroad. County Agent Olson
bought wool from this point for the
government. L. Ladermaker's clip
netted him a little over $7 per sheep,
the highest average recorded here.
Brainerd.In the Crow Wing coun
ty contingent leaving* for Camp Grant,
111., were three pairs of brothers:
Thomas R. and John David Dyke
man, Clarence and Claude Tucker of
Fort Ripley, Ira and Gilbert William
Moose Lake.At the sale of stock
belonging to Jacobson and Dodge, con
ducted near here by C. F. Mahnke
of this village, all records for the sale
of cows in this section of the "country
were broken.* High grade Holstem
cows sold under the hammer from
$105 to $192,50 per head.
Biwabik.-The. body of M/att Lud
Icla, former inmate of the Fergus Falls
asylum, who disappeared from his
"home in Salo district near here' re
cently, was found hanging by a shirt
to a tree in the woods north of here,
by surveyors, with all the evidences
of suicide. He was 45 and leaves a
wife and several children.
Aitkin.Marcus Nelson's new saw
mill, located on the Mississippi river
and Northern Pacific tracks, here.
-which has been under construction
for some time has started sawing
timber. The mill will cut lumber and
ties and has a large supply of timber
^between Aitkin and Sandy Lake,
Thirty men are employed:
Aitkin.The annual meeting of the
Tsorthern Minnesota and Northern
"Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders' associa
tion was held at the W. F. Murphy
farm at Cedar Lake. H. L. Hartley
f Duluth, was elected president and
"W. F. Hicken of Floodwood, secre
tary. The next meeting will be held
at the. Island Farm of G. G. Hartley,
Hibbing.State mine.s ahip/ped
157.671 tons last week as follows:
Kelmer, 7,097 tons Messabe Moun
tain, 31,152 Frantz, 4,050 Shiras.
2.208 Hanna "A", 6,493 Deacon,
1.435 Smith. 450 Woodbridge, G,-
704 Pool, 10.600 Hill Annex, 18,450
Majorca, 4,000 Leonidas, 27,945 Phil
bin, 10,206 Wanless, 15,502 N.
St. Paul.01 Sohlberg, farmer,
living near Mission Creek, Pine 'coun
ty, was the first man in the state to
convicted under the State Public
Safety commission's order making
Idleness a crime during the war, acr
cording to advices received at.. the
commission office yesterday. Sohlberg
-was fined $100 and released after he.
-premised- to. go to work on his 120-
acre farm at once.
Virginia.That Aina Majaneimi,
3iis wife liked dances and playing
cards better than attending to her
domestic duties is a claim of Kaarle
Arvid Majanneimi, who has filed suit
for a divorce. Mrs. Majaneimi also
"had a fondness for men. according to
ihe complaint. The whereabouts of
the defendant are unknown and the
believes she is living with a
S^veri Nord man.
St. Cloud.-The Stearns County
Farm bureau, working in cooperation
-with the State Employment bureau in
following appointments of local labor
agents in this county: Richmond, J.
J. Ahmann St. Cloud, Farmers' State
Tmnk Avon, W. S. Bartholmew Sauk
Center. B. F. DuBois New Munich,
"N. P. Sand Spring Hill, Charles Bel
Mg Kimball, C. D. Brewer.
Aitkin.Mrs. Ray, a war bride, 21,
was drowned in Sandy lake while
"bathing with a young girl named1
Xang, who clung to a log and was
rescued by her father. Marcus Nel
son's timber crew of twenty-five men,
rsearched for the body which has not
-yet been recovered. Mrs. Ray's hus
Tan is in a Southern training camp
and she came to Aitkin county recent
ly to visit his parents who reside at
Minneapolis.The citizens of Min
nesota who are members of the Am
erica First association will send a
message of cheer from home to the
Minnesota boys in France through
Congressman Thomas D. Schall of
Minneapolis, who will go to France
next month, it was announced here.
Congressman School also will obtain
suggestions from the Minnesota boys
as to how their relatives and friends
can be3t aid them.
Virginia.Police refused to permit
l^onteri Nuoteoa, a Finn claiming to
represent the republic of Finland, to
peak in the Fay opera house in Eng
lish and Finn to a large crowd that
gathered to hear him discuss the re
evolution in Russia and Finland, as
lie did not possess credentials and
at was believed he is a Bolshevftf. He
*was taken to headquarters and later
released. A speaker from Duluth
ifilleia the gap. ^r^
?Red Wing.After being in active
^business' here over fifty years, M.
Kappel, veteran wagonmaker and.
fclacfcsntith, will retire.
tfj*m labor problems, has made the I in connection with the thirty-seventh
Rochester.This city has renamed
all its streets.
Fergus Falls.A wolf drive by the
farmers near here resulted in the
capture of four.
Fergus FallsThe removal of the
the generator for the big power plant
from one dam to another proved more
difficult than: anticipated, as it"
weighed 25,000 pounds.
International Fails.Arthur Metcalf
who runs the Dan Patch boat line,
has been compelled to raise, his. fare
25 cents between here and Loman on
account of the increased cost of gar
oline and all general supplies.
Hibbing.Mrs. Riggs, in charge of
the baby registration in Hibbing, and
surrounding localities for thet govern
ment, reports that there are 1,269
children in the district, of which 217
had not been registered- with the
Bemidji.The local draft board has
received a special call for seven men
to receive instruction at the Dun
woody Institute, Minneapolis, com
mencing July 15, in automobile me
chanics, carpenter, electrical, radio
and sheet metal work.
Tower.Humane Agent Ross of
Duluth, and Probation Officer, C. E.
Everett were here, looking after local
minors who have been using tobacco
and a local merchant was haled into
court and pad a fine for allowing
the boys to congregate, in his place
St. Paul.Carl Wellich, summoned
to entrain June 25 with other drafted
men sent to Camp Grant by the
Fifth division draft board, has been
missing from his home for two weeks.
Wellich's parents say they fear he
has committed suicide, as he had
threatened his life.
East Grand Forks.Announcement
has been received of the marriage of
Miss Julia M. Zanger to Lieut. George
M. Holm of the United States army
in Baltimore, Md., being a military
affair. The bride has for the past
two years been in charge Qf the
home economics department of the
local high school.
Moose Lake.Announcement issued
here, says that fully one half of the.
growing crops in Carlton county have
been destroyed' by cut worms. County
Agricultural Agent Johnson has been
active in the warfare, against the
worms, but in some districts the pest
got beyond control. Cut worms usual
ly operate between June 1 and 10, but
their stay has been extended this
Hibbing.Rev. J. B. A. Idstrom,
pastor of the Swedish Lutheran
church, has accepted a call from East
Union and Carver,. Minn., ond will
leave soon. Rev. Mr. Idstrom has
been here for nine years and has
been instrumental in building up the
Swedish Lutheran church not only in
Hibbing but in Buhl and Chisholm.
Tn both the last two cities, churches
have been erected and will soon be
South St. PaulWild scenes marked
the close of the imported Shorthorn
sale at South St. Paul, when Moresby
fusilier, an English prize yearling,
bull, topped the day's bidding by
selling at C5..000. Men threw their
bats high in the air and jumped to
their feet and loudly cheered the buy
er, C. D. Schwab, St. Cloud. This was
the highest price ever paid in an aucr
tiotf ring at South St: Paul and ret a
new mark, in |he!
Northwest for Short
St. Paul.Tri-State telephone sub.
scribers may now talk over North
western local and long distance
Mnes according to unofficial advices
received by J. W. Howatt, telephone
supervisor to the State Railroad and
warehouse commission. This will be
the first noticeable result of the plan
to unify telephone service and elim
inate* dual exchanges in? Minnesota
as approved by the state commission
and more recently by the Federal of
ficials at Washington.
Virginia.One of the notable events
annual convention of the Minnesota
A. F. of L. here July 15 for a four
days' session, wiill be the dedication
of a service flag bearing nearly 2,000
stars for the members in the service
of their country. It is expected that
there will be 400 visitors. Former
Mayor Mike Boylan who was instru
mental in having the convention come
here, and Messrs. Murphy, Bowers
and Sanders are working on the ar
rangements to entertain the visitors.
Milaca.Mille Lacs county agricul
tural agent, Verne Steward, has re
ceived work from various farmers of
a new, destructive pest that has made,
its appearance in some of the potato
fields of the county. Tt is an insect
known- as the potato flea beetle. It
i3 a small black beetle with strong
rear legs and is very active hopping
around like a flea. It makes small
holes through tbs leaves of the po
tato plant, and in a short time in
jures the vine so it will effect the
yield of potatoes. The remedy for
eradicating this paet is to spray with
Bordeaux mixture, and arsenic of lead,
using about one and one-half pounds
of the lead to fifty gallons of the
Chisholm.Alger R. Syme, treas
urer of the Young Men's club, which
virtually passed out of existence
with the call of the. young men of the
village to the colors, announces that
the affairs of the club have been
closed, and that $1.84 which remained
in the treasury after all accounts were
settled, has been turned over to the
local branch of the Red Cross.
Red Wing.Herman Bock, Jr., 12,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bock,
was painfully injured when he was
struck by an automobile driven by
Miss Carr from Lake City, who lost
control of the ,car.,.
SUNK BY U-BOAT
Submarine Torpedoes Vessel
Without Warning 70 Miles
From Irish Coast.
234 PERSONS MISSING
Only Twenty-four of Those on Board
the Llandovery Castle Are Saved
Boat Was Under Charter of
London, July 2,The 11,000 ton
hospital ship Llandovery Castle,
which had been chartered by the
Canadian government and had been in
the service of carrying wounded and
sick from England to Canada, for
many months, was torpedoed by a
German submarine 70 mile3 from the
Irish coast on the night of June 27.
The ship was on her way Nto
Red Crosses Illuminated.
AH lights Were burning when the.
Llandovery Castle "was torpedoed,
These consisted of a huge
BIG CROWDS SEE A:
,C BASE BALKV
land. She had on board 25S persons
including SO men of. the Canadian
army medical corps and 14* women
Twelve Sisters Seen to Drown.
Up to the. latest reports only 24 of
those on board, including the captain,
have survived the treacherous atack,
which came without warning.
One of the ship's boats containing
12 nursing sisters, was seen to cap
size, according to latest information.
The sisters were drowned.
The commander of the destroyer
Lysander, which rescued the. captain1
and those in his boat, describing the
rescue, said circumstances of the
sinking as he learned them from.the
survivors, made it .quite clear that
this was aonther instance of sinking
at night, and that it was obviously
intended to follow the policy'' 6t
"Leave, no trace," for when last seeta
the submarine was apparently shell
ing in the darkness one of the seven
The sisters lost were thrown out
and were either drowned directly or
caught beneath the boat. A Canadian
sargeant who was in the same boat
managed to crawl on the keel.
Nothing had been seen of the re
maining five boats.
Whether they had been destroyed
by jhell fire the commander of the
Lysander could not say. The sub
marine, was observed charging wreck
age, on which might have been sur
vivors, and in the locality where ft
was likely some of the boats' were
The submarine commander, who or
dered the captain of the Llandovery
Castle, several of his officers and
Major T. Lyon of the medical corps
aboard, declared that he had sunk
the ship because it was carrying Am
erican aviation officers and others in
the fighting forces of the Allies. He
added to this later by asserting that
the vessel was carrying munition
stores, because of an explosion which
had occurred aft.
cross over the bridge, and springs.of
white and green-lights on either side^
The red crosses on the sides of the,
vessel were also illuminated by elec
According to Red Cross informa
tion many men were' Killed in the
engine rooms. There is hardly any
doubt of this, as there was -no re?
9$onsfe to Captain. Silvester's si&uaM
from the bridge after the torpedo
struck. As the enginemen were
either killed or left their posts, there
was ho one to shut off the power
and the ship kept on her way not
withstanding the great holes torn by
the. torpedo, not beginning to slow
down until the water rushed into the
boiler room, extinguishing the fires.
This added to the confusion la
launching the lifeboats. There was no
panic, however, and by the time the
(Llandovery Castle had lost her mo
mentum most of the boast were over
the side. Those above decks began
climbing into them in good order.
But many were unable to reach the
boats and the ship was sinking rap
idly. They umped into the sea and a
few of them were picked up.
TO REFUND EXCESS PROFITS
Hoover Orders Millers .to Average
"Washington, July 3.Flour millers
have been instructed to average their
returns since Jan. 1 and refund to the
government all profit exceeding 25c
a barrel. Food Administrator Hooyer
anonunced. The government ..^in-
take this profit in the form of flour
at the rate of $1 a barrel.
This action was taken following
charges by the Federal Trade com
mission that millers had been making
as high as 45 cents a barrel on flour.
Hard on Medical Unite.
With the American army in France,,
July 2.The .American medicaluijiits
in the mountainous battle front sec
tors of Alsace are faced with great
difficulties In evacuating Wounded
from some 'points-high cfh ^the/steep
ridges traversed by American trench
es* Many of our field dressing, sto-:
tions in the front line are only ac
cessible by winding roads and moun
tain paths. Even under best conditions
of the roads, ambulances are unable
to climb within a mile or two of them.,
"As the latest wonder of the world
London has taken to baseball," says a
Committee on Public InTorjpation rep
resentative in London. ^"The English
never before had much Aise for our
great game. They called'4t an. exag
gerated form of rounders ^hd wonder
ed what the noise was 'au'about, but
the American and Canadian.soldiers
in England have been educating them.
"A regular league of eight teams has
started a summer schedule, and the
English public is learning what it has
missed. Big crowds witness the game
which is played every. Saturday, and
the sport bids fair to become widely
popular. Here is the way Thomas
Burke, the short-story writer, reports a
game-in the London Star of May 27:
"'Last week I discovered baseball.
The match between the Army and
Navy teams was my first glimpse of a
pastime that has captivated a con
tinent, and I can well understand its
appeal to a modern temperament. Be
lieve me, it's the good goods. And
the erowd! I had heard and read
much of baseball fans and their me
thods of rooting, but my conceptions
were nothing near the real thing. The
grandstands, crowded with Army and
Navy fans, bristling with megaphones
and tossing hats and demoniac faces,
would have made a superb subject for
a lithograph by Sir Frank Bragwyn.
'The game got hold of mo before
the first pitched ball. The players in
their hybrid costumes and huge gloves,
the catcher in his gas mask, and the
movements of the teams as they
practiced runs shook me with excite
ment. Then the game began and the
rooting began. In past years I have
attended various football matches in
mining districts where the players
came in for a certain amount of rag
ging, but they were church services
compared with the furious abuse and
hazing handed to any unfortunate who
failed to play ball.
"'There was for example, an ex
plosive, reverberating "A-h-h-h-h:h-h"
whi|li I have been practicing in my
badkyard ever since, but without once
catching its true quality. .You should
have heard Admiral Sims, as college
yell leader, when the Navy made a
home-run hit, with his *Atta Boy Oh,
attaway to play ball," and when they
got an error he sure handed the Navy
"'Yes I've got it. From now on I'm
a fan. I'm foing to see every baseball
match played anywhere near London.
I shall'never be able to watch with ex
citement a, cricket or football match
after this* it'd be like a tortoise race.
Come alo^g with me to the next match
and join me in. rooting and in killing
He is a poor sort of a patriot who
can not find some way to economize hi
order "that he may buy War Savings
Stamps, and in so doing give the Gov
ernment more money, labor and.ma
terials with which to fight the war.
The 100 per cent American never
fails to live up to the food regulations
in every respect. Failure to do so in
vited the kaiser to a seat at the table,
and he is your guest in place of the
soldier boy who is fighting your battles
NILS NILSON, State Agent,
I Industrial Department,
1 Florida East Coast Railway Co.
27)South Third Street, Minneapolis, Minn.
ir on the
popular Devon English
last. It has a close-edge
single sole and a low broad
mMi HMU au. mr grr.
Its pointed toe makes men feel
perfectly shod. Young men pick it
itsy exclusive features.
Walk-Over Shoes are manufac
tured at Campello, Brockton,
Mass., are sold in all the important
towns and cities of the world, and
the world over bear the same trade
EMERGENCY BUILDING V- ir
TO PROVIDE FOR SOIIttERS 5&
The total cost for National' Army
cantonments was $140,726,473, accord-^1
ing to a statement by the War Depart
ment. The National Guaird camps
cost $38,375,272. 4
Florida HasUnequalled Advantages
For Successful Farming and
Live Stock Production.
Florida's mild even climate the year round is one of its
strongest attractions. Sunstroke is unknown. Florida pro-
duces more kinds of crops than any other state in the Union.
Florida leads the entire country in the furnishing of fresh
Vegetables for the winter-markets of the North. Florida ex-
cells the world in the quality of its citrus fruit, such as
oranges, lemons, grapefruit. If a farmer tills 40 acres of good
Florida land right he should sell produce from same for about
$28,000 yearly* Send 5 cents to cover postage on illustrated
pamphlets and colored View cards.
Emergency work to provide for sol^f
diers in this country and,to provide"
buildings for the manufacture and stor
age of material both here and abroad
undertaken by the construction divi
sion of the Army, which has been ex
ecuted or is under way and in pros
pect up to June 1, will cost about $1,-
170,610,000. This total is exclusive of
three operations costing $106,000,000,
under the direct control of the Ord
Up to June 1 the construction divi
sion had completed 53 jobs, at a total
cost of $202,250,000. It has 244 opera
tions under way, which when finished
will cost about $270,369,000. Prepara
tions are being made to start work on
117 new operations which are expected
to cost $700,000,000.