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BEN ED. DOANE, Publisher JASPER - - - - INDIANA Considering the brotherhood of man. this war is a very notable family row. The thing that we joked about nan come upon us the "heatless day." An ice famine is predicted for next gammer, but who cares for that now? Tiiis world, being a little bit partic ular, wants only a peace worth hav ing. These workless days give one a good opportunity for cleaning out the fur nace. But even with all the coal conserva tion we can't manage to have a smoke less day. Loafing on workless days is a form of patriotism that will appeal strongly to some. Business is business. And the busi ness of the country at the present mo ment Is Avar. Bear your burden cheerfully and be thankful you cannot hear the boom of any German guns. As Queen Marie Antoinette might have said : "If they have no coal why do they not burn gas?" The fuel administration rises to re mark that it cannot be blamed for the sort of winter we are having. The baseball fan is agitated by fear that home-team stars will be drafted and hope that the visiting stars will be. An army oflicer reports that married men stand hell shock better than sin gle ones. They're used to being blown up. Twelve dangerous spies are said to be loose In this country.- Why only twelve? Any sort of a spy is danger ous. The average citizen is willing and anxious to stand by Iiis country, but he wants to be able to stand by his coal stove, too. Hereafter when the high and mighty teh you not to fill the cellar with coal in the good old summer time, go and do otherwise. The sugar that goes to waste In the bottom of American teacups would Iieln to sweeten the life of many a sweeten French home. - ft One of the reasons advanced for the use of horseflesh as food is that the horse is ulmost entirely immune from tuberculosis. Grippe will not be so fashionable when it becomes generally known that many of our army mules are suffering from influenza. The latest war sacrifice in fashion able schools for girls is signing a pledge to go without sweets till the return of peace. Pneumonia and meningitis have lit tle more excuse in our army camps tli tin has typhoid, which has been ban ished for cause. ( We should not worry about a sugar shortage, our ancestors having got along without that sweet for some thousands of years. I An American composer has been awarded a prize of $1,000 for an opera. The trouble with prize operas is that they never seem to be worth the money. 1 Loyalty has suddenly developed on the part of the American small boy, who is firmly behind the administra tion In the matter of the closing of the schools. Tudor, Australia's new prime minis ter, used to be a hatmaker in America. A good many big foreigners of these times seem to have got their start in our midst. The fuel shortage definitely locates Itself east of the Mississippi. The ad vice. "Go West and grow up with the country," is modernly modified to "Go Weil and get warm." Because the railroads are needed for more serious work, present indications are that the circus will not make Its appearance this year, and perhaps not until the big circus is ended Over There. Isn't it possible that some of the peo ple who are worrying over army mor als could do more good to humanity by directing the same amount of energy to ether channels in which It might be useful? Germans in internment camps in this country are playing soccer football. At least that gives them a chance to kick each other In tlie shins. London reports that its taxis skate on the pavements, while over here the taxi are often uschI In carrying those who have their skates on. Moie uniformity in observing meat lose and wheatless days would pre vent a man from getting meat or wheat denied him at one restaurant merely by going to another. AMERICANS KILL MANY GERMANS Pershing's Troops Inflict Severe Losses on Foe North of Toul. YANKEE CAPTAIN LOSES LIFE Ground in Front of Position Held by U. S. Men Strewn With Teuton Dead Many American Cas ualties ReporLed. With the American Army in France, March 4. -American troops repulsed a strong German attack in the salient north of Toul on Friday morning. There were many American casualties, one of the killed being a captain who was graduated from West Point in 1917. The raid was a complete failure, Ihree German prisoners remaining in American hands. The ground in front of the Ameri can trenches was strewn with Ger man dead. A driving wet snow was falling when the Germans opened fire on the American salient with every weapon at their command. Seventy-sevens, heavy shells and gas shells fell in a perfect whirlwind on the American trenches for half an hour. At the same time other enemy shells in great numbers were dropping on the American battery positions. The Germans evidently thinking that the Americans in this section, having had one taste of gas a few days ago, would fear it now, let loose great quantities of poisonous gas, but the men put on their masks and only a few were affected by it. So intense was the fire that the woods back of the salient were shot to pieces. At six o'clock the barrage nre lift ed on the trenches to the right of the salient and Germans numbering 240 came sweeping forward. They came forward apparently in tending to make a big haul and jumped into what was left of the trenches, but there, instead of the easy time anticipated, found the Amer icans all ready for battle. Fierce hand-to-hand fighting began. One American captain rallied men with rifles and machine guns and went through the American wire entangle ments into No Man's Land and there waited for the enemy, whom he ex pected to be driven out by his com rades in the trenches. He was right, for soon groups of the enemy started back through the wire entanglements. The Americans poured in a deadly Are, but unfortun ately the captain was killed during the fight. He is the first member of the 1917 class at West Point to be killed. While the Americans were in front of the wire entanglements and in shell holes, still fighting desperately, the America barrage fire began sweep ing No Man's Land, catching many running Prussians, who had enough of American methods. The barrage swept back and forth, making sure of doing all possible damage to the foe. When the enemy had been driven back out of the positions the bodies of ten German soldiers were found in the American trenches. Two German officers were entangled in the wire and many bodies were in sight. Eight were visible through the snowstorm at one point. If the Germans captured any pris oners, which is doubtful, there were not more than two or three, possibly from a listening post. Two German prisoners were wound ed and the other taken was unhurt. One prisoner said: "I did not have a chance to do any thing before an American jumped onto me and grabbed me by the throat." The Americans displayed the great est personal courage, bravery and en ergy throughout the engagement and outfought the surprised enemy from the instant contact was established. Berlin, March 4. Ten Americans have been captured by the Germans near Chavignon, on the French front, army headquarters announced. A few French prisoners also were taken from the hostile trenches by the German storming troops that made the raiVl. NEXT LIBERTY LOAN APRIL 6 First Anniversary of U. S. Entry Into War Conditions Dependent Upon Legislation. Washington, March 4. Secretary McAdoo named April G.for the open ing of the third Liberty loan campaign. It is the first anniversary of our en trance into the war. The amount, terms and conditions are dependent upon legislation. Secre tary McAdoo said: "I expect to ask congress at an early date to grant the necessary additional authority." U. S. to Seize Vacant Houses. Washington, March 4. The shipping board announced that before starting construction of houses for shipyard workers under the housing bill, which has just passed congress, it first will commandeer vacant houses and hotels. Terry Leaves Home and $10,000. New York. March 4. Terry McGov ern, former world's champion, left $10, 000 and his home when he died. Mrs. McGovern will get' the home and $5. 000. The reaminlng $5,000 will be held in trust for Terry's son. CHARLES F. DE WOODY Charles F. Do Woody has been ap pointed division superintendent of the bureau of investigation of the depart ment of justice in New York city to succeed Capt. William M. Oflley, who has been transferred to Washington. Mr. De Woody is now superintendent of the Cleveland district and will as sume his duties in New York on March 1. AMERICA SEES TRICK BELIEVED THAT HERTLING TRY ING TO FOOL PEOPLE. German Chancellor's Speech Planned to Strengthen the War Party in Prussia. Washington, Feb. 2S. German im perial Chancellor von Hertling's speech in the reichstag continuing the discussion of the war aims of the bel ligerent powers has not changed the situation, in the opinion of high offi cials here. Instead of marking a a advance to ward peace, it is regarded rather as deliberately calculated to strengthen the hands of tlie German militaristic party by endeavoring to convince the German proletariat of the impractica ble nature of President Wilson's aims as disclosed in his most recent address to congress on February 11. WThile stating his readiness to ac cept the president's four fundamental principles for a basis of peace, Count von Hertling dismissed them as ideal istic and unworkable by insisting that th'ey must depend for their application upon the realization of conditions which cannot be met. In the official view his treatment of the subject was ironical and designed l!or very different ends than the ad vancement of peace. There will be no immediate formal comment upon this latest contribution to the debate on war aims and peace aspirations Experience has taught of ficials that Important qualifications are to be found usually In the full text of the speeches of the spokesmen or the central powers. BRITISH WIN IN TWO RAIDS Prisoners Captured by English and Scotch Troops Airmen Drop Bombs on Germans. London. March 2. "English troops carried out a successful raid against the enemy's trenches on Greenland hill, north of the Scarpe river," says the war office report. "Twelve pris oners and a machine gun were cap tured by us. English and Scottish troops also raided Germnn positions in the southern portion of Houtholst for est and brought back twelve prisoners end three machine guns." Paris, March 2. "French patrols op erating in the region of Beaumont (Verdun front) and In Lorraine brought back prisoners," says the war office statement. FAILS TO BLOW UP PLANT Plotter Conceals Bomb in Ship Fac tory Guard Hurls Missile Out of Danger. Newburgh, N. Y., Feb. 2S. An at tempt to blow up machinery In the plant of the Newburgh Shipyards com pany here was frustrated, but only after a guard had picked up a bomb and hurled it out of danger. It ex ploded and did some damage, but not enough to delay work at the plant. GERMANS LAUNCH BIG VESSEL Cargo Ship Rheinland, of 16,000 Tons Register, Takes the Water at Vegesack. Amsterdam, Feb. 2S. The largest German cargo steamer afloat, the Reinland, has been launched at the Vulcan shipyards at Vegesack, on tlie Weser, ten miles northwest of Bremen. The Rheinland registers 16,000 tons. Chicago Train Is Wrecked. Lafayette, Ind., March 4. One Pull man of Monon passenger train No. 3, Chicago to Louisville, overturned, and three other cars were derailed at Brookston, 20 miles north of here. No one was seriously hurt. 'Federal Oil Director Named. Washington. Mnich 4. D. M. Fol- som of San Francisco was made fed eral oil director on Friday for the Pn cific coast. He will serve under Mark L. Requa, chief of the oil division of tlie fuel administration.. 0. S, CANCELS 24 SHIP CONTRACTS Government Takes Action Against Firms No More Hog Island Programs. HURLEY TO SEIZE LUMBER No More Private Yards Will Be De veloped With Government Money Lumber Commandeered in South. Washington, March 2. Summary ac tion against mismanaged shipyards was announced on Thursday by the United States shipping board. Twenty-four steel ship contracts were canceled. Further cancellations are under advisement. Inspection is being made of ineffi cient yards with a view to comman deering them. The first to feel the board's heavy hand are the Southern Shipbuilding company, Charleston, S. C, which has just lost the contracts for 16 steel ships, and the Hampton Shipbuilding company of Norfolk, whose contracts for eight ships have been canceled. Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the shipping board, said short shrift will be given to paltering. The board has lost patience with the South's reced ing promise to furnish timber for the wooden shipyards. It is now commandeering lumber on the property of the members ot the Southern Pine association, which holds the bulk of the contracts and has not filled them. The board it was said, bluutly, will finance no more patriotic get-ricn- quick schemes. There will be no more Hog Island shipping programs. No more private yards will be de veloped with government money, it will start no new shipyards, or sub sidize incipient ones with cost-plus contracts. The Southern wooden ship program has not met expectations, according to the shipping board. Following fruitless conferences with the lumber interests, in repeated at tempts to speed up production of tim ber, the shipping board has sent its own staff of loggers into the timber country, with authority to comman deer all suitable trees. The shipping board rejected several offers from men with little or nothing with which to build ships. HOUSE PASSES RAIL MEASURE Amendment Retaining Rate-Making Power in Commerce Body Defeat ed by Chairman Sims. Washington, March 2. The house, by a vote of 337 to G on Thursday passed the administration railroad bill fixing two years as the period after the war for which the roads may be held by the government and leaving the supreme rate-making power with the president. An amendment by , Representative Sweet of Iowa, retaining rate-making power in the interstate commerce com mission, was once adopted. Rallying all his forces, Chairman Sims, in charge of the bill, reversed this action and gained presidential rate-making authority by a vote of 211 to 16. 164 DIE ON HOSPITAL SHIP Survivors From the Glenart Castle Landed by an American Tor-pedo-Boat Destroyer. London, March 1. One hundred and sixty-four persons are missing as a result of the sinking of the British hospital ship Glenart Castle In the Bristol channel. The official report follows: "The British hospital ship Glenart Castle was sunk in the Bristol chan nel at 4 a. m. Tuesday. She was out ward bound and had all her lights burning. There were no patients on board. "Survivors have been landed by an American torpedo-boat destroyer. Eight boats are still adrift." U. S. TROOPERS TO BE SHOT Four American Soldiers Found Asleep While on Duty in Front Trenches. Washington, March 2. Four Ameri can soldiers of the expeditionary forces have been sentenced to be shot for beinc found asleep while on duty in the front line trenches. The men were tried by a general court-martial, the findings of which, and the sentence have been approved by General Per shing. The papers in the case were for warded here and will be reviewed by President Wilson before the men are executed. Director of Coffee Named. Washington, March 2. George W. Lawrence, president of the New York coffee and sugar exchange, has been appointed by the food administration to hnve charge of the distribution of all coffee to dealers of the country. U. S. Soldiers Wound Mexicans. El Paso, Tex.. March 1. A Mexican federal sergeant and a private soldier were wounded by United States cava! rv patrols in an exchange of shots across the Rio Grande, east of Yslela,- '02 inile from this city. MAL R. W. SHUFELDT ' Maj. K. W. Sunfeld t, who served as a junior officer in the Civil war and throusrh the Indian wars on the west ern frontier, has been placed on the active list of-the medical corps of the army at his own request. His work will be to assist in compiling a medical and surgical history of the present war. He has an international reputa tion already in various lines of scien tific research and general literature. Subjects on which he has written in clude comparative anatomy, photog raphy, biology, art, palaeontology and various other branches. THIRTY U. S. MEN LOST NAVY TUG CHEROKEE SENT BOTTOM IN STORM. TO Wireless Calls Sent Relief Ships the Rescue, but Vessel Had Disappeared. to Washington, March 1. Thirty offi cers and enlisted men of the naval tug Cherokee are believed to have been lost when the vessel foundered in a fierce gale off Fenwick island light ship. 22 miles from the Delaware capes. Ten survivors who got away on the first life raft were safely landed. The Cherokee formerly was a tug of the Irfickenbach Steamship line and not long ago was requisitioned by the government. The navy department made this an nouncement: "The navy department is advised that the TJ. S. S. Cherokee, a navy tug, foundered off the Atlantic coast. Of the crew of 45 officers and 35 enlisted men ten had been landed at last ac counts, these having been taken to Philadelphia by a British steamer. Four men were nicked un by steam- Ships." Folio wine: are the names of the ten known survivors : Boatswain E. M. Sennott, Boston, Mass.; P. P. Ackerman, seaman; H. P. Poynter, fireman; E. .7. Hall, sea man; C. E. Barker, chief machinist's mate; E. A. Kezeck, fireman; P. H. Marmack, fireman;, A. A. Wattim, oiler; G. L. Cudget, fireman; B. F. Brumfield radio electrician. BRYAN BESTS CANADA MOB Toronto Hall Scene of Noisy Demon stration When Former Secretary Trys to Speak at Dry Meet. Toronto, March 2. William Jen nings Bryan, formerly secretary of state for the United States, received a rough reception on' Thursday night from one of the biggest audiences that ever turned out to hear a temperance orator. For more than half an hour he at tempted to address a meeting of the Dominion alliance amid a hurricane of catcalls, hisses, shouting and ringing of bells. From the first to the last Mr. Bryan remained calm and, although he could not be heard beyond the front row, he delivered his speech to the last word. The disturbance had Its center In a party of about sixty men in the front of the balcony. All wore the badges of returned soldiers and it was ob vious from the first that they were de termined to humiliate the visitor. LOST U-BOAT CHASER SAFE Little Craft Missing Since January 15, Reaches European Port After Battle With Gale. Washington, Feb. 28 Safe arrival at a European port of a 110-foot sub marine chaser, with a French crew aboard, which had not been heard from since January 15, was announced by the navy department. The little craft was separated from its escort during u terrific gale while bound for Europe. With the engines disabled by the storm, the crew rigged up sails from bed covers and sailed 39 days. Stefansson Is In Delirium. Dawson, Y. T., March 4. Word reached here of the illness of Yilhjal mur Stefansson, the explorer, who is wintering at Herschel island. Last re ports said he had suffered a relapse and was delirious. Chicago Murderer to Hang. Chicago, March 4. Earl Dear was found guilty of the murder of Hudolph Wolfe, chauffeur of Dr. Philip Schuy ler Doane, by a jury in Judge Kers ten's court. His penalty was fixed as, death. Save 9c. By Buying Ever Reliable CASCARAK QUININE No advance in price for this 20-year-old remedy 25c for 24 tablets Soae1 cold tablets now 3c for 21 tablets Figured on proportionate cost per tablet, you save 9Kc when you by Hill's Cures Cold ia 24 hours trip !m 3 days Money backifitfaib. 24 Tablets for 25c. 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