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of the World
U. S.—Teutonic War News
An American ambulance detach­
ment of 250 persons has arrived at a
French port. W. K. Vanderbilt of
New York crossed on the same liner.
Vice Admiral William S. Sims, U. S.
N., has been appointed to take general
charge of the operations of the allied
naval forces in Irish waters, says an
official announcement issued at Lon­
America is determined that Belgium
shall be restored to her former place
among nations, President Wilson stat­
ed in greeting the Belgian special
commission at the White House in
Hayti has broken diplomatic rela­
tions with Germany, according to word
received by the state department at
Washington from Port au Prince.
Simultaneous construction of 16
war army cantonments, each to house
40,000 troops, has proved such an
enormous task that officials at Wash­
ington do not now believe it can,.,,be
completed in time to permit mobiliza­
tion of the first full quota of 650,000
by September 1.
The first official reference to the Na­
tional Army, the designation which
will be applied to the forces raised
under the selective draft law, appeared
In orders at Washington directing sev­
eral reserve oflicers of the engineer
corps to report to the commanding of­
ficer of "The Second Engineers, Na­
tional Army, at St. Louis, Mo."
Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the
wireless and member of the Italian
mission to the United States, in an
interview at Chicago said: "The air­
plane is an enormous factor in this
conflict. The United States will be
looked to for this contribution in a
great measure. It will require 100,000
flying machines to subordinate the oth­
er method of war to the air fighting."
Steel shipbuilders called to Wash­
ington by the shipping board and Ma­
jor General Goethals, chairman of the
emergency fleet corporation, were told
that the government would comman­
deer immediately all the shipbuilding
The American tank steamer Moreni
was sunk bg* a German submarine June
32 after a running fight of two hours,
says a statement issued at Washing­
ton. Four of the crew lost their lives.
European War News
Contracts for ten more steel mer­
chant ships complete and for 24 addi­
tional wooden hulls were announced at
Washington by Major General Goeth­
als, general manager of the emergency
:fleet corporation.
Minister of War Kerensky at Petro
grad discarded the pleasant phrases
of oratorical persuasion for iron-hand­
ed disciplinary measures to force Rus­
sia's troops to fight.
The British have fallen back from
some of their advanced posts in north­
ern France, according to an official
statement issued by the war office at
London. The main new positions are
still held.
French troops captured 1,542 yai'ds
of German trenches between Mont Car
millet and Mont Blono in Champagne,
taking 40 prisoners, one of whom was
an officer, it was officially announced
at Paris.
Two persons were killed and 16 in­
jured in an air raid in England dur­
ing which a Zeppelin was brought
A resolution, calling for an imme­
diate offensive by Russian troops, has
been adopted by the duma at Petro
grad in secret session. The Pan-Rus­
sian congress of all councils of work'
men's and soldiers' delegates ratified
the action of the provisional govern*
ment in expelling from Russia Robert
Grimm, the Swiss socialist, medium
through which the Germans attempted
to arrange a separate peace with Rus­
A largely attended citizens' meeting
at the London opera house adopted a
resolution proposed by the lord mayor,
urging the government to initiate a
policy of reprisals in the shape of
ceaseless attacks on German towns and
cities so that their populations may
experience the effects of such methods
of warfare.
Allied troops have taken over the
railway line in Thessaly, the most im­
portant in Greece, all the territory in
the sectors of Larissa and Volo has
been occupied, says a dispatch to Lon­
don from Athens. Steady progress Is
being made through Thessaly, without
any opposition from the Greeks.
The sinking of several more Norwe­
gian vessels, with considerable loss of
life, is reported by the Norwegian for­
eign office, as quoted in a Central
News dispatch to London from Copen­
The war's latest development is a
two-minute battle. It took the British
Just that long to capture a three?quar
ter» of a mile of trenches on Infantry1
hill, east of Monchy Le Preux. The
time for "going over the top" was set
for 7:25 and at 7:27 rockets signaled
the fact all along the line attacked
that the objectives had been taken.
The British armed merchant cruiser
Avenger was torpedoed and sunk in
the North sea. All but one of the
crew were saved.
Commissioner Judson C. Clements
of the interstate commerce commission
died at Washington. He was sixty
years old.
Throughout Germany, according to
reports reaching Copenhagen, all valu­
able grain crops are burning up, as
they did in 1915, in an unprecedented
heat wave. The prolonged drought
has not been broken since early in
A Vienna dispatch to Basel, Switzer­
land, says that the Austrian cabinet
has resigned.
The house of commons at London by
a large majority passed the final read­
ing of the clause in the electoral re­
form bill dealing with the question of
woman suffrage.
Count Plunkett, member of parlia­
ment and Sinn Feiner, and the other
members of the Sinn Fein who were
arrested on June 9 when attempting to
hold a prohibited meeting at Dublin,
Ireland, to protest against the impris­
onment of Irish rebels, were released.
A dispatch to New York from Tokyo
says the Japanese steamer Sakaki has
met with a disaster and that the cap­
tain and 54 members of the crew were
Representative Mason of Illinois was
accused in the house at Washington of
making a treasonable speech on the
draft law. Hastings of Oklahoma, who
made the assertion, withdrew it shortly
afterward, following a heated verbaj
Ordinary internal revenue receipts^
composed chiefly of taxes on whisky,
beer and tobacco, were $424,327,463 so
far this year, compared with $365,126,
544 last year, says a statement issued
at Washington. Gauged by revenue re*
ceipts the present year probably will
go down in history as the banner year
of the liquor traffic.
Registered men must keep them­
selves informed as to whether or not
they have been drafted. This pro­
nouncement was issued by Provost
Marshal General Crowder at Washing­
Food speculators have been taking
$50,000,000 a month for the last five
months—a total of a quarter of a bil­
lion dollars—from the American peo­
ple, Herbert C. Hoover told senators at
Washington in explaining the purposes
of the food control bill now before con­
Secretary Daniels has ordered coal
and oil producers to supply the enor­
mous quantities needed by the navy at
prices to be fixed later by the presi­
dent when the federal trade commis­
sion has determined a fair rate. Sim­
ilarly steel for the entire navy building
program is being bought at a rate
fixed when Secretary Daniels rejected
the proposals of the steel makers as
too high.
Herbert C. Hoover outlined his plans
at Washington for enlisting the na­
tion's housewives as actual members
of the food administration and on the
theory that 90 per cent of American
food passes through their hands ap­
pealed to them to join him in the fight
for conservation measures and elimi­
nation of waste. The women will be
enrolled during a period of registra­
tion from July 1 to July 15.
The $3,340,000,000 war budget, long
delayed by congressional controversy,
became law when President Wilson af­
fixed his signature to the measure at
the White House at Washington.
Full approval has been given by the
war department at Washington to the
air supremacy program of the defense
council's aircraft board, and President
Wilson has been asked to put the ad­
ministration's support behind the ap»
propriation of $60,000,000.
Marking the site of the encampment
of Washington and his army during
the winter of 1777-78 a memorial arch,
for which congress appropriated $125,
000, was presented to the state of
Pennsylvania by Champ Clark, speak­
er of the house of representatives, on
behalf of the government.
Frederick Jerger, secretary of the
Martin Ferry Socialist organization,
was sentenced by Federal Judge Sater
at Columbus, O., to eight months in
the Delaware county Jail. Jerger
pleaded guilty to opposing the federal
draft. He was registered, however,
after being arrested.
Two masked bandits bound two ex­
press messengers on the Burlington
flyer in the yards at Chicago o.f the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad
and escaped witti loot valued at
Safety Commission Says Flood of Pig.
gfng Complaints Received—No Ac­
tion Left Except Prohibition Or­
der Unless Situation Improves.
St. Paul.—A warning has been is­
sued to manufacturers and licensed
dealers in intoxicants to see that the
state laws are observed with regard
to selling liquor. A "bone dry" or­
der is threatened if the warning is dis­
The warning was the result of a
flood of complaints from different sec­
tions of the state, citing violations ot
the liquor laws. A statement by the
Public Safety commission in pant, is
as follows:
"The situation has reached a point
it is up to the manufacturers
and licensed dealers in intoxicants to
see that the law is observed. If they
continue to encourage and sustain
blind pigging there is no action left
to the commission but to issue an or­
der prohibiting the manufacture and
sale of liquor in the state or to urge
the Governor to call an extra session
of the Legislature to pass a bone dry
Minnesota War Board Asks Permis­
sion of U. S. Attorney General to
Erect Building.
St. Paul.—The Minnesota Public
Safety Commission has asked permis­
sion of T. W. Gregory, United States
attorney general, to erect a stockade
at Fort Snelling in which to confine
the registration slackers. The mes­
sage to Attorney General Gregory ad­
vised him that the St. Louis county
jail is now overcrowded with draft
slackers. More than 200 men are be­
ing held and more than 100 addition­
al arrests are anticipated.
It was explained by the commission
that the large number of arrests on
the Mesaba range is due to the large
alien population of that district.
I. W. W. Agitators on Range Demand
Release of Slackers.
Virginia. A general Industrial
Workers of the World strike of Me­
saba iron range miners was threat­
ened in an appeal "to workers in the
iron, industry," made in circulars. The
miners are urged to prepare for a
walkout, and to demand that the im­
prisoned "fellow workers," who are
slackers, be released.
Four Drown .When Launch Hits Dam.
Winona. -0 Four persons returning
from a visit to an island near here
were drowned in the Mississippi river,
when their launch collided with a sub­
merged dam. The dead: Agnes
Mlympzak, 18 Frances Mlympzak, 23
Michael Stolda, 23 Ludwig Stolpman,
19. Their bodies have not been re­
State Trap Shoot at Brainerd.
Brainerd. The Minnesota state
trap shoot was held at the Riverside
Gun club grounds in this city June 21,
22 and 23. It was announced that
nearly all the trap shooters of the
state were entered. One thousand
dollars was offered as prize money.
Two Thousand Elks at Winona.
Winona.—The state convention of
Elks opened here June 21 and brought
J,000 or more visitors. The city has
taken on its gala attire. Flags are
draped in the business district.
Duluth. Won against his bet
ter judgment by the pleas of his
18-year-old sweetheart, Elmer Aho
nen of Virginia, Minn., aged 24,
refused to register on June 5 for
military service. Elmer landed in
the St. Louis county jail here with
other slackers and his sweet
heart, Marie Nevala, arrived to
plead for his release. Failing in
this, she secured a marriage li
cense and a preacher and took
them to the jail where she and
Elmer were married. After the
ceremony Elmer went back to his
cell and his bride returned to Vir
ginia to await for him, possibly
until the end of the war.
To Sell Fire-Killed State Timber.
Hibbing.—Oscar Arneson, chief of
the State Timber bureau, is in Hib­
bing to begin arrangements for per­
haps the largest sale of state timber
en record. All timber killed in the
recent forest firos and estimated at
400,000,000 *feet, will be offered, that
the salvage may be as large as pos­
sible. The sales will be in November
tQ permit cutting next winter, while
the killed timber is green and before
worms attack it. The estimate cov­
ers 100,000,000 feet of spruce suitable
for paper makioK.
Dates of Coming
Events In State
July 8 and 12—National Editorial
Association meeting at Minneapolis.
(Patriotic event.)
September 3 to 8—Minnesota State
Fair and "Food Training Camp" in
Twin Cities.
September 26 Minnesota a-nrmqi
conferenc of Methodist Episcopal
church at Pipestone.
Oct. 31 to Nov. 3—Minnesota Edu­
cational Association convention in
Bids for Meeting Made by St. Paul
and Fargo—3,000 Congregations,
500,000 Members United.
St. Paul. The first annual conven­
tion of the Norwegian Lutheran
Church of America, formulated thru
the union of the three former branches
of the church, has just closed in St.
Paul. At the closing session St. Paul
and Fargo submitted invitations for
the next meeting. A decision will be
made later by a committee. General
conventions of the new body are to be
held every three years, but, because
many measures have been adopted
temporarily, it is probable that a deci­
sion will be reached to hold a general
convention next year.
The closing devotion was conducted
by the Rt. Rev. T. H. Dahl.
The convention, which marks the
culmination of years of planning for
the union of Norwegian Lutherans in
the United States, brought together
3,000 congregations, ^comprising 500,
000 members who had been separated
into three groups for 27 years by doc­
trinal differences.
Federal Officials Estimate That Many
for Minnesota.
Minneapolis, June 22. Alfred Jac­
ques, United States district attorney,
has been deluged with telephone calls
from every section of the state, advis­
ing him of slackers who have failed to
register. Federal authorities are ex­
erting every energy to place these men
under arrest. Conservative estimates
of the number of prosecutions is
placed at considerably over 2,000 for
Minnesota. Deputy United States
Marshal McQuire has arrested Rhine
hold Zutz at Mankato, charging him
with preventing his two sons from
Retains Commissioner of Labor for
Two More Years.
St. Paul.—Governor Burnquist has
re-appointed William F. Houk, com­
missioner of labor. The appointment
is for two years. Houk was first ap­
pointed by Governor Eberhart in 1911
and has served continuously since.
He is a native of Michigan, where he
was born in 1861. He became a mem­
ber of the Typographical union in 1883,
and removed to Minnesota in 1887.
He first inaugurated the efficiency and
economy commission, which Governor
Burnquist has extended.
Several Hundred Minnesotans and
Winona. Several hundred music
teachers from every section of the
state, including a large delegation
from Minneapolis and St. Paul, have
gathered in Winona for a three-days'
convention of the Minnesota Music
Teachers' association.
The musical talent of the state and
many of the famous leaders in song
and instrumental music outside of Min­
nesota are here for the teachers' con­
Chisholm to Have Home Guards.
Chisholm. Success in the forma­
tion of a local company of home
guards was assured when 43 men, all
American citizens, signed applications
for admission to the company. It is
believed that a full company of 74 men
will be recruited here.
Takes Four Times Loan Quota.
Pine City. Pine City's contribu­
tion to the Liberty Loan of $32,250,
exceeds its proportion, which ran un­
der $7,000. Pine City, with a popula­
tion of about 1,250, also has about 50
men in all branches of the military
and naval service.
Kills Former Wife and Self.
St. Cloud. Leroy Guinn shot and
killed his former wife and himself at
the farm on which she was living near
Eden Valley, according to word which
reached officials at St. Cloud. Jeal­
ous has been suggested as the prob­
able motive.
Auto Tag Supply Exhausted.
St. Paul.—The state supply of au­
tomobile license tags is again exhaust­
ed, Secretary of State Schmahl an­
nounces. Special certificates are be­
ing issued to license applicants to pro­
tect them against arrest for failure to
display licenses. The manufacturer
said that unexpected demands for tags
and a labor shortage, blamed to en­
listments, combined to create the tag
shortage. More than 27,000 sets of
tags have been issued since January
1, according to Mr. Schmahl.
Governor and Federal Authorities De­
mand Accounting—Approximately
$48,000 of Unpaid Bills Outstand­
ing Against Militia.
St. Paul.
What was believed to be a hopeless
attempt to find missing property, val­
ued at between $38,000 and $50,000
and unaccounted for in Minnesota na­
tional guard records, has been begun
by Adjutant General Fred B. Wood,
following a conference with Governor
Burnquist, Captain W". F. Rhinow, mil­
itary secretary to the Governor, and
Major H. L. Brady, Federal property
and disbursing officer, and custodian
for the government of Minnesota na­
tional guard property.
Approximately $48,000 of unpaid
1916 bills are outstanding against the
guard in addition to the unaccounted
military property, it is reported.
It is hard to see how General
Wood can do much," Major Brady said.
"He is short on property and it is
up to him to find out where the short­
ages exist and where the property
now is.
'But he does not know where he
can find the property and probably no
one else does."
Demands by Governor Burnquist and
the chief of the Federal militia bu­
reau for an immediate accounting
started General Wood in the work of
checking over lists. He refused to
make any statement.
To Act on Draft Exemptions.
Names of the men selected by Gov­
ernor Burnquist to draft Minnesota
young men for war service have been
sent to President Wilson by Governor
Burnquist in whose hands the selec­
tion was placed.
Rumors that mayors of various cities
could make recommendations for the
exemption boards were given a quietus
in an announcement made by Provost
Marshal Enoch Crowder in Washing­
ton that the selecting of the boards
lay entirely with the state executives.
The lists were sent to Washington
in compliance with the draft law which
specifies that exemption boards shall
be appointed by the President.
In a large majority of cases the per­
sonnel of the boards will be identical
with that of the registration boards.
All the boards are expected to be
ready that exemptions may be consid­
ered by July 1. The provost marshal
said that in the interim he would
check up with state executives any
protests that may be made against
their selections and allow time for ad­
justments before ti*e lists are an­
Urged to Exhibit More Sheep.
F. F. Marshall, superintendent of
the sheep department of the state fair,
urges stock raisers to exhibit more
sheep. There will probably be a mar­
ket established for selling and trading
sheep at the fair, he said.
"It will be absolutely necessary to
increase wool production," Mr. Mar­
shall explained. "Uniforms, over­
coats, socks and other articles of army
apparel are manufactured from'wool,
and the wool supply is low."
Home Guard Companies for Range.
Seven companies of the Minnesota
Home Guard probably will be organ­
ized in towns on the Mesaba range,
according to reports at the Capitol,
following the return from that section
of Major Oscar Seebach, chief Home
Guard organization aide to the State
Public Safety Commission. The major
refused to make public any plans.
To Load Freight Cars to Capacity.
The Minnesota Railroad and Ware­
house Commission has pledged its, full
co-operation in a campaign to load all
freight cars to capacity, the railroads
war board announces.
Investigation shows that the aver­
age car is loaded only to 43 per cent
of its capacity.
Designated as "The Gopher Gunners."
The First Minnesota Field Artillery
has been officially designated as "The
Gopher Gunners." Colonel George E.
Leach, commanding the regiment, an­
nounced that the men who will man
Minnesota's field guns in the present
war will be given that name.
Humane Society Names Executive.
W. W. Bradley of Minneapolis hag
been elected executive officer of the
Minnesota Society for Prevention of
Cruelty at a special meeting of the
organization in the Senate retiring
room at the Capitol. He will enter on
his new duties August 1.
Grants Degrees in Clinical Branches.
Degreeslto specialists in the clinical
branches have been granted for the
first time at the University of Minne­
sota. Dr. Golder L. McWhorter re­
ceived the degree of doctor of phil­
osophy in surgery Dr. Henry W.
Woltmann, the degree of doctor of sci­
ence in neurology Dr. Rood Taylor,
the degree of doctor of science in
pediatrics. President Vincent says
these are the first doctors' degrees in
clinical branches ever granted any­
where. These men did most of their
tfork at the "TT."
"Doans Saved My feife"
"I Had Given Up Hope*7 Says Mr.
Dent, "But Doan's Kdneyfflls
Cared Me Permanently*"
"My kidney trouble began with back­
ache, which ran on
about a year," says
W. H. Dent, 2213
Reynolds Street,
Brunswick, Ga. "My
back got so I was at
times unable to sleep,
even in a chair. Of­
ten the pain bent me
double. I would be
prostrated and some­
one Would have to
move me. Uric acid
got into my blood
J' and I began to break
Mr. Dent out. This got so bad
I went to a hospital for treatment. I
stayed there three months, but got but
little better. Dropsy set in and I bloat­
ed until nearly half again my size. My
knees were so swollen the flesh burst in
strips. I lay there panting, and iust
about able to catch my breath. I had
five doctors each one said it was im­
possible for me to live.
"I hadn't taken Doan's Kidney Pills
long before I began to feel better. I
kept on and was soon able to get up.
The swelling gradually went away and
when I had used eleven boxes I was
completely cured. I have never had a
bit of trouble since. I owe my life and
my health to Doan's Kidney Pills."
Get Dou'i at Anr Store, SOc a Box
DOAN'S "p1^
"Don't you think she is a fancy
"No she just fancies she is."
Because Cuticura Quickly Removes
Them—Trial Free.
On rising and retiring gently smean
the face with Cuticura Ointment Wash
off the Ointment in five miputes with
Cuticura Soap and hot water, using
plenty of Soap. Keep your skin clear
by making Cuticura your every-day
toilet preparations.
Free sample each by mail with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. I*
Bostoa. Sold everywhere.—Adv.
How Did He?
The absent-minded professor from
the university town was in Indianapo­
lis over Saturday, attending a conven­
tion. While here he took a tour of
the larger department stores. In one
of them he was much perplexed.
He read the sign over the door of
the elevator:
"This car express to fifth and sixth
floors. Up only."
Absently he read the sign again.
Then the car door opened.
"I would like to know," he asked
the elevator boy, "if this elevator goes
only up how on earth did you get
down here?"
The elevator boy grinned, frowned,
scrutinized the man closely and then
said in a dignified voice "Oh, I Just
came down."—Indianapolis News.
A Real Providence.
Mr. Younghusband reached home
late for dinner.
"I got pinched for speeding on the
way home," he explained, rather
sheepishly. "Have to appear tomor­
row morning and get 'ten dollars or
fifteen days.'"
Mrs. Younghusband fervently clap­
ped two blistered little hands. 'JWhat
a Providence!" she cried, devoutly,
"You must take the fifteen days, John!
The cook has just left I"—Harper's
Starting at the Top.
Barber—Hair getting thin, sir.**
Obese Party Thajik goodness I
That antifat is beginning to work.
A great man is seldom taken at his
true value, but lots of others pass cur­
rent for more than they are worth.
who love to gratify
children's desire for
the same articles of
food and drink that
grown-ups use, find
just the thing.
There's a Reason"

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