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LABOR LEADERS Score of Union Chiefs in Ger- j many Are Called for Mili tary Service. STRIKE SPREADS TO MUNICH Commander of Brandenburg Province, Which Includes Berlin, Warn* Population Againat Disturb ances—Clash With Police. Zurich, Feb. 4.—Twenty strike load ers have becu culled up for military service by Genuuu military leaders as a further effort lo break tlie morale of Itie protesting workers, according to German dispatches received here. London, Feb. 4. —A three-days’ strike has been declared iu Munich, accord ing to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. In Berlin, the dispatch adds, the Oretisteln & Koppel Locomotive works employees have Joined the strike move ment. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen says Ihe Berliner Tageblatt reports that the police seized the trade union building iu Berlin and arrested Deputy Koersteu and other leaders. Tiie commander In chief of Branden burg province, which Includes Berlin, has issued a warning to the population against disturbances, which, he an nounces, will tie suppressed, accord ing to a seml-ofliclal statement to Am sterdam from Berlin. It is declared In the statement that there are no Indications of an exten sion of tiie strike lu Berlin and that outside* tin* capital there lias been lit tle spread of tiie movement. All public meetings in Germany were prohibited by order of the su perior command in an effort to sup press the general strike. There was a clash between strikers and the police in t lie northwestern part of Berlin. One policeman was killed and another Injured seriously and a dozen strikers were injured. STRIKE IN GERMANY ENDS Labor Leaders, Spurred by Death Threat, Tell Men to End Trouble —4OO Worker* Fined. London, Feb. 6.—With the exception of anew movement at Jena, reported by the Tageblatt of Berlin, the Ger man strikes appear virtually to have ended. About a third of the work men at Jena are reported out. The leaders of the strikers, spurred by the death threat of the government, advised that work he resumed. German newspapers record no dis turbances in Berlin. Th<> directors of the Krupp works report, according to the Cologne Ga zette, that only 4(H) out of 110,000 workmen went on strike and that these were fined or dismissed. The latest news concerning the Ger man strike situation appearing In the morning papers is confirmatory of the Berlin announcement that the move ment is dying out. OIL MEN PUT UNDE® LICENSE Wilson Issues Drastic Decree at Wash ington—. Mark Requa to Have Charge of Freight Movement. Washington. Feb, 6. —President Wil son Issued n proclamation on Monday putting under license manufacturers and distributors of fuel oil with an output of more titan 100,000 barrels a year. Mark L. Requa, recently appointed oil director by Doctor Garfield, will have power to move oil to those indus tries needing it most, classes of pri orities being issued also by President Wilson In rules and regulations gov erning those distributors licensed. Requa said Ihe licensing of the dis tributors was necessitated to give the fuel to tiie more Important industries. PUT U. S. SOLDIERS IN CAGE German* Confine American* for Four Day* Without Food or Water to Make Them Sjbmlssive. With the American Army in France Feb. 4. —Germany has adopted cruel and barbarous methods of treatment toward American prisoners of war In order to make them divulge military Information, according to what Is ap parently trustworthy Information reaching headquarters. An order to the German troops di rects that all prisoners be confined lu an iron cage for four days without food or water to make them “submis sive." The cages, it was specified, should he so small that the men would have to stand up all the time. Ban on Home Building. Washington, Feb. 6.—Secretary Mc- Adoo extended his plan for conserving capital and labor to Include the pros pective home builder, lie strongly ad vised that materials and labor he not utilized for home building. East St. Louis Head Cleared. Belleville, 111., Feh. 6.—The remain ing counts In the Indictment against Mayor Mollmnn of East St. Louis, aris ing out of the race riots there last July were dismissed in the circuit court here. War Wire Plant Burned. Harrison. N. J„ Feh. 4. —Fire de stroyed the plant of the Drlver-Harrls Wire company, which was engaged In manufacturing wire specialties for use In war work. The property loss Is estimated at $300,000. 200 Die In Alcoholic f rgy. Pofrogrnd. Feh. 4.—Two hundred persons perished In a fin* in an alco hol factory at Navo Archangelsk. A crowd of curousers bfoke Into the fac tory and became trapped In the cel lars. M.JEANNEY - - ,i A&Uura J* Most recent photograph of M. Jeun ney. Hie New French minister of war and noted statesman, who Is expected to introduce new Ideas for nn effective prosecution of the war against t.he cen tral powers. SEES CRISIS IN 1918 PRESIDENT WILSON SENDS LET TER TO FORMERS’ CON FERENCE. Urges Every Effort Be Made Toward Bigger Crops—Unable to Attend Meeting. Washington, Feb. 2. —The result of the European war will be determined during the coming year, in the opinion of President Wilson. He made this plain mi a letter sent to the Farmers’ conference at Ur buna. 111. “I need not iell you, for lam sure you realize as keenly as I do, that we are ns a nation in tiie presence of a great past which flemands supreme sacrifice and endeavor of everyone. “We can give everything that Is needed with the greater willingness, and even satisfaction because the ob ject of the war iu which we are en gaged is the greatest that free men have ever undertaken. “You will not need to be convinced that It was necessary for us. as a free people, to take a part in this war. it had raised Its evil hand against us. “We are fighting, therefore, as truly for the liberty and self-government of the United States as if the war of our own revolution had to be fought over again. “Every man in every business In the United Slates must know by this time that his whole future fortune lies in the balance. Our national life and our whole economic development will pass under the sinister Influence of foreign control if we do not win. “We must win. therefore, and we slut 11 win. "You will realize, as I think states men on both sides of tiie water re alize, that Hie culminating crisis of the struggle has come and that the achievements of this year on the one side or the other must determine the Issue.’’ MILLION STRIKE IN GERMANY State of Siege Declared in Hamburg— Number of Workers Killed in Clash With Troops in Berlin. London. Feb. 2.—The German strike Is still growing in magnitude, Hie Ex change Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen reports. In Berlin 700,000 persons are on strike, lie says, 58,000 of these being women. According to an Amsterdam dispatch, the strike lias been extended iu dis tricts near Berlin, especially In Tegel, Alderhof, Spundan and Farlendorf. where 500,000 men have quit work. A similar number of workmen are on strike in the remainder of the empire. A great number of socialist leaders have been arrested In various towns. Copenhagen. Feh. 2.—A state of siege has been declared at Hamburg, Aitona and Wnndsbeck. according to a socialist report from Hamburg. According to a Basle dispatch print ed by La Suisse there have been seri ous conflicts between troops and strik ers in Berlin, with casualties. M. P. FINED AS FOOD HOARDER Unionist Representative of House ot Commons Mulcted $2,000, Besides Costs. London, Feb. s.—William John M.ic- Geagh Mae Caw, unionist member of the house of commons for West Down, was fined £4OO (nearly $2,000) and £35 costs for food hoarding. Emma Goldman Taken Away. New York. Feh. 0. Emma Goldman, whose conviction of conspiracy against tiie selective draft law was upheld by the Supreme court, left here to resume serving her sentence of two years In prison. Strike Riot in St. Louis. HI. Louis, Feb- 6. The most serious rioting of tbe street car strike oe curred when a crowd of 300 strikers and sympathizers forced three Page avenue cars to turn back Into the sheds. Rail Men Ask $500,000,000. Washington, Feb. 2.—Demands for wage Increases pending before the railroad wage commission are for on aggregate average of 40 per cent. It was disclosed. The demands represent u total of nenrly $500,000,000 this year. Mis* Rankin’* Bill Tabled. Washington, Feb. 2. The house Im migration committee tabled the Ran kin bill to grant to American women married lo foreigner* the right to re tain (heir citizenship. This mean* the committee will not act on It. WISCONSIN STATE NEWS It is conservatively estimated by buyers of furs that the Industry in La fayette county produces between 16.000 and $7,000. Muskrats furnish the greatest share of tiie revenue. G, W. Davies, county superintendent of schools received an appointment as agricultural agent for Sauk County. His appointment conies from the state council of defense and his salary will be $l,BOO. Two hundred members of the Calho lie Central societies of Menasha will enter a campaign to raise more money for the Knights of Columbus’ war fund. Postmaster John Schreibels heads tiie committee. James Gibson and C. Dyken have left for Vancouver barracks to Join Hie spruce production department of Hie aviation corps. Both have been em ployed by the Milwaukee railroad at ,a Cress*. The William Rahr Sons’ company of Manitowoc is distributing $5OO to school children to purchase thrift stamps. For every two 25-cent stamps bought, the Rahr company gives one to the buyer. Tiie railroad commission has au thorized an emergency increase in gas rates for Watertown of 20 cents per 1.000 cubic feel. The new rate will be placed in effect for six months and will be discontinued after that period. Helen of Troy, a 2-year-old Duroc sow, was sold for $1,650 at a recent La Crosse auction, ihe price being one of the highest ever paid for a pig. Four of her sons brought $6OO and five daughters were bid in for $l,OlO. The Hamilton Manufacturing com pany of Two Rivers was awarded a sub-contract by the Dayton Wright Airplane company of Dayton, 0., for aeroplane parts, which they are manu facturing for the government. Five Green Bay officers, Lieuls. Ray mond Hefferman, John V. Diener, Ed mond Arvey, Donald Vaughan and Clarence E. Hatch, have arrived in France, according to cablegrams re ceived by relatives. Marinette’s first commissioned offi cer to go overseas is Steven Town send. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Town send. He was born in Marinette and waff graduated from the High school a few years ago, being prominent in athletics. When he learned that his brother had been killed by the Germans in battle, Charles Haranln, Kenosha, 23 years old, a Russian, applied for en llislnient in the army. He learned of the death of his brother through a let ter from Russia. Prof. J. W. Hake of Illinois Wes leyan and Northwestern university, and I)r k F. W. Maroney of Bowdoin college have been engaged to fill po sitions in the La Crosse normal school succeeding respectively Prof. W. A. Shewart and lA. Carl B. Spulh. "The Special Service of the Uni versity to the War,” a comprehensive article contributed by eleven profes sors in the University of Wisconsin and addressed to the alumni will be the feature of Hie February number of me Wisconsin Alumni magazine. A wild life refuge has been set aside near Fairchild by the state conserva tion commission. The area included comprises 760 acres, of which 240 are in Eau Claire county. These lands are not well adapted to agricultural purposes and may be wisely devoted to the purpose of a wild animal and bird refuge. William Moss of Analaska has been elected president of the County Ex periment association in connection with the farmers’ course and home makers' conference held at the agri cultural school at Analaska. Peter Dengel of La Crosse was named vice president and Prof. T. H. Campion county agent, s •cretary and treasurer. The service tlag of Mrs. Cassie Denney of Oneida has three stars. Three of her four sons are in the army, showing Ihe Oneida Indians, particularly the Denney family are patriotic and loyal to the nation. The proud mother was presented with a service flag by B. L. Parker, chair man of Ihe legal advisory board in Brown county. A year age all funds in the state treasury showed a balance of $2,226,- 194.93, as compared with $653,634.15 on Feb. 1, this year. This is a dif ference of $1,500,000. The balance in the general fund is about $140,000 more than on Jan. 1. On that date Ihe general fund had a balance of $41,022.50 as compared with $193,- 701.24 on Feb. 1. The industrial commission by stipu lation awarded the widow of Edward It. Warner, Racine, $3,000 compensa tion and $lOO for funeral expenses. Warner, who was a watchman for Ihe Standard Oil company, was killed on Dec. 15. Instead of contesting the case, the company look Hie unusual course of stipulating the facts to Hie commission immediately. The Wisconsin railroad commission 1s "chipping in with commissions ol other stales to keep an expert in Washington." The Badger commis sion has asked Attorney-General Hav en for a ruling of its authority lo con tribute $5OO a year to the general fund for the expert salary and expenses. Gov, Philipp appointed W. K. Cof fin Ot Eau Claire a member of the state board of normal school regents for a term ending on the first Mon day in February, 1923. Mr. Collin sue ceeds Emet Horan. The position car rieti no compensation other than ex pense allowance. Sparta and Camp Robinson, the mil itary cantonment, claim to being Ihe coldest spots in Ameiica f on Feb The mercury registered 42 degrees he low zero A service (lag, nearing 120 stars is displayed by the Kimberly Clark com puny, Neenah. It Is estimated lhai over a hundred more of its employes will be taken on the next draft. A proclamation calling for a special election to determine whether Jane ville shall continue Hie present com mission form of government or return to the old council form has been issued by Mayor Fathers THE MANITOWOC PILOT Miss Eva Hiue, pioneer resident of I Metv.sha, is dead. She was bo;n In Menasha, in 1855, and has lived here ail her life. L. L. Olds. Hurley, is under arrest on a charge of impersonating a federal officer. He will be taken to Madison for trial. Because he expects to be drafted soon, Ernest Rhoades, Neenah, has sold his clothing store and now stands ready to serve with the national army. Matthews Paster, 26 years old, mem ber of Hie Green Bay fire department, committed Suicide. He leaves a wife and child. William Chrouser of Kenwood plead ed guilty to saying; "The damn Red Cross, I wouldn’t give five cents,” and other unprintable things, and was fined and paid costs amounting of $44. Daniel Miller, 70 years old, and for mer resident of Kenosha died at lha Marine hospital at Annapolis. He was in the navy for more than thirty years and retired five years ago. An ordinary feed cutter, used in chopping up all kinds of fodder, is do ing service in the Green Bay Red Cross workshop in cutting waste ma terials for pillows. Ed. Prichard, Maiden R ock, 18 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Prich ard, probably will lose his right arm, as a result of having it drawn into the machinery of his father's mill, which ho was repairing. T. H. Melville of Madison was chos en as Wisconsin director of the public service reserve, the recruiting branch which will endeavor to mobilize and distribute an industrial army ot 3,000,- 000 men for war service. William Quinn, a Neenah higlt school boy in Ihe wireless service, has landed safely at an Atlantic port after a trip to South America. Young Quinn also has a brother, Corneuius Quinn, who is in the wireless service. The Northwestern Mutual Life In surance company has the right to issue sickness and health policies, according to an opinion from Attorney General Spencer Haven to Insurance Commis sioner M, J. Cleary. The University of Wisconsin mili tary department will offer a course in military training to students during the summer session of 1918. The course will be optional, and no uni forms will be required. The "booj" band invented and de veloped by the Three Hundred and Forty-first infantry, has caused a sen sation at the military camp here. The first “booj” band was formed while Cos. K was in quarantine because of the measles. Unless new cases of secarlet fever are discovered in the meantime, the quarantine on the Stale Boys’ Indus trial school at, Waukesha will be lift ed on Feb. 10, Chairman James O. Davidson of the state board of control has announced. Clifford Horner and Julius F. Due sie, of Menomonie, who confessed they held up and robbed the Knapp Stale bank, on Jan. 3, have been sentenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary by Judge GeorSe Thompson. This is tha maximum penalty. The ad vet of cold weather, bringing closer confinement, bad ventilation and more pneumonia, influenza, etc., raised ihe state’s death rate slightly in the lust quarter of 1917. Deaths from pneumonia were nearly double those of the third quarter. The First Congregational church at Eau Claire, a $25,000 edifice, was de stroyed by fire. It is supposed the fire started front an overheated furnace. The Community house adjoining, a $30,000 memorial to the late Mr*. O. H. Ingram, was barely saved. Dr. William F. Whyte of Madison was re-appointed by Gov. Philipp as a member of the state board of health. Dr. Whyte is absent from tbe city, having been commissioned first lieu tenant in the Medical Officers’ Reserve corps. in an effort to save fuel, Monroe business men have agreed as a patri otic move to shorten business hours. Practically every business man in the city attended a meeting at, which it was decided lo conserve the supply of coal in this manner. Herman A. Martli, of Wausau, la a Socialist candidate against John Manser, Republican, for assemblyman in Ihe Marathon county district at the special election called by Gov. Philipp for Feb. 12, to succeed D. S. Burnett, now in army service. That a city must pay Ihe required license fee for all automobiles, motor cycles and other motor vehicles is I hi* opinion of Attorney-General Haven to Secretary of Slate Merlin Hull. So many cities have written to ask if a fee must be paid for cars owned by cities that Hie matter was submitted to the attorney general for an opinion After thirty-three years at the head of St. John Lutheran school, Two Rivers, Prof Bernard J. Wetzel tend ered his resignation. Prof. Wetzel came from Watertown, Wls., his home city, immediately after his graduation from the Wauwatosa Lutheran semi nary and the Capitol university, Co lumbus, O. With his son he will en gage in Hie mercantile business in Milwaukee. Rev. Daniel Woodward of Oinro, lias accepted Hie call to Hie Congregational pastorate at Oconomowoc, and took up his duties there Feh. 1. Rev. Mr. Woodward was at one time warden of ihe state penitentiary at Waupun Between 2,oimi and 5,000 drafted men of the United States army will bo sta tioned on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Hus spring, according to word received here from the war de partment. A barracks will be con structed on the campus for the men, who will do special work in the uni versity laboratories and experiment stations. Lieut. Harold Sleeker, Cos. I, Neenah, died at Camp MucArthur, Waco. Tex , following an operation for uppendicl itis. The remains were sent here for burial. Erwin Sachse, ’l9, Sheboygan, was unanimously elected president of the Commerce club of the University of Wisconsin. Herbert Baker, 'l9, Zanes ville, ()., was elected secretary. Green Hay Retail grocers and butcli era wHI inaugurate a program lot re strleltng deliveries to two a day to one family, and requiring a settlement of account r every fifteen days beginning Feb 1. MARKETS Milwaukee, Feb. 5, 191S. Butter Creamery, extra, 49c; prints, 50c; firsts, 440; seconds, 40® 42c; process, 39 1 /2 ®4oe; dairy, fancy. 45c. Cheese American, full cream, twins, 23c; daisies, 24 s c; longhorns, 26 1 4c; brick, fancy, 25 Lie. Eggs—Current receipts, fresh as to quality, 55®58c; dirties, seconds. 35® 36c; checks, 34@35c. Live Poultry Fowls, fancy, 26c: roosters, old, 20c; spring chickens, 27c. Corn—No. 3 yellow, email@example.com. Oats No. 3 white, 86®87c; stand ard, 88®89c. No. 4 white, 86® 87c. Rye—No. 2, 2.09®2.10; No. 3. 2.07® 2.08. Barley Choice. Wisconsin and Eastern lowa. 1.59@1,63; Minnesota; Western lowa and Dakota, 1.59®1.62. Hay Choice timothy, 29.50®30.00; No. 1 timothy. 28.00®29.00; No. 2 tim othy, firstname.lastname@example.org; rye straw, 11.00® 11.50. Potatoes Minnesota or Wisconsin, red or white stock, on track, sacked, email@example.com; homegrown, out of store, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs—Prime heavy butchers, 15,90 @16.00; fair to prime light, 15.10® 15.60; pigs. email@example.com. Cattle Steers. 8.50@1S.00; feed ers. firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, email@example.com; heifers, firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, 13.00® 14.00. Minneapolis, Feb. 5, 1918. Corn -No. 3 yellow, 1.66® 1.71. Oats—No. 3 white, 83®84c. Rye—email@example.com. Flax—3.6l @3.65. Grain, Provisions, Etc. Chicago, Open- High- Low- Clos- Corn— Ing. est. eat. Ing. March ....127 1.27 131*4 1.26% May 1.25% 1 .25% 1 25 1 25% Oats— Jan 86 .*8 .83% BS%-% March N%-% 84 H .83 .83% May 81%-% 81% *O% .80%-% FLOUR The United Hlflten administra tion (tour standards hi* as follow*; Spring wheat, In Jute. $10,10; special hranda, $10.70 per hbl., 08 pound sack basis; hard win ter, tn jute. $lO 00. soft winter In Jut*. $lO.OO. while rye $9,55 dork rve. $9 00 HAY Choice timothy $30.00®$!.00; So 1 $O9 00030.1*1 standard s'.*B 504879 00: No. I and light clover mixed. CT.00028 00; No. $ red top and grans mixed, $22 00036.00. clov er and heavy clover mixed $22.00®26.00; threshed timothy. $l7 00030 00. BUTTKR -Creamery, extras. 49c; extra firsts, 48048%<*; firsts, 46047%.-; seconds, 41 #44c: centralized, 8909 u score. 4804*e: 88 nenre, 48047 c; storage extras. 4Mf45%c: 88 WOO score, 450 45%c: 87088 score, 44044%c; ladle*. 40W0%c; process. 43%44c; packing stock. 27038%.- ROCIS Fresh firms. 61%02%0; ordinary firsts. 57W10c; miscellaneous lots cases In cluded 54081 c; cne returned. 63080 c: checks, candled, 40042 c dirties, candled 4.3044 c extras, 66087 c refrigerator*, 44. LIVK POULTRY— Turkey*. 24c; fowls *%c; roosters. 19c; soring chickens, 28o; ducks 22W15c : gees* V"%O2Sc PRESSED POULTRY Turkeys S2'i® SSc; chickens. 28027 c roosters. 19019%t,’ ducks 24®27c; gee, He. SMs24c POTATOES-Wisconsin Michigan and Minnesota, while, s2e-02 10 CATTLE Hood to choice steers. $l3 75® 14.16; yearlings, good to choice, $900613.25: Stockers and feeders $8 0001050; good to choice cows $8,001710.00. good to choice heifers. $800010.00; fto good cows $7 on 08 00; canners, $8,259 76 cutters, 10 75® 7. F0. bologna hullk $ ®9.26; butcher bulls si4 75®t1 0O heavy calves. $9 600112 00; veal calve*. $l3 on®ltl m HOOS Prime Held ditchers. $18.15®16 .V 0; fair to fancy llgld 15.50018 25: medium weight butcher*. 2000240 lbs $!6 40018 86; heavy weight butchers. '*400400 Ihs . $18.40 018 80; choice heavy packing $lB 00®18 $5 rough heavy packing $15.85015.90; pigs, fair lo good $l2 75014 00 slags. $lB,OOO '"sheep Hood to choice wethers. $ll iw® IS 80; good to choice ewes. $1(100012.00; yearlings $1500®16.50; western lamhs. good to choice $16.60017.75 native lamhs. good to choice, $1800017.60 goals. $8 0008 26 BulTnlo, NY. CATTLE Receipts,' 250, steady. CALVES Receipts. 25 smndy; $7 000 1100 HOHW Receipts, 1.300, strong h<*air, 7.15017 25. mixed and Yorkers, 11. 250 35 llgld Yorkers, $lB 75017.00 pigs. $18.60018.75 roughs. $l6 3501660; stags, $l4 00014.50. SHE EC AND LAMHS Receipts, 3,200: ,/eadv lamhs $14,00018 50 yearlings. $l3 QOOIS.OO wethers $l4 808814 60, ewes. $7 00013 60 mixed sheep $l3 70014 00 Now York There is a shortage of house servants throughout the coun try with no relief in sight and with no possible way of meeting the problem, according to a statement issued by the United States employment service of the department of labor. Washington Carter H. Harrison former mayor of Chicago, called at the whitehouse and left word for the President that he wished lo offer his services to Hie government in wluii ever capacity they might be needed. New York The sinking in the Med iterranean of the Argentine steamship Ministro . rienda on Jan, 26 was re ported in a dispatch front Carla to the correspondent of La Crensa, Buenos Aires, Chicago War Duty, another war winning snip of the United States emergency fleet, was launched front the Chicago dry docks. The ship has a tonnage of 3.500 and is 256 feet long Washington The treasury bought its first parcel of $3,000,000 farm loan bonds from the $100,000,000 fund pro vided for this purpose by congress. Washington The house immigra tion committee has tabled the Rankin bill to grant to American women mar ried to foreigners the rigtit to retain their citizenship. This means the committee will not act on It. Washington - Joseph W. Folk has sent to the interstate commerce com mission his resignation as the com mission’s chief counsel to take effect before Feb. 15. Springfield The slate utilities com mission lias set Feb. 26 for the hearing of the Peoples' Has company’s petition for a raise in Chicago gas rate of 22 per cent. Amsterdam Replying to birthday congratulations from King Ludwig of Bavaria, Emperor William expressed confidence tfiat Hie German empire would emerge strong and secure from the present trial. Winona An official reading of 27 degrees below zero, the coldest day of the winter for western Wisconsin anti southeastern Minnesota, was reported by the weather bureau here Jan 31. Washington The recent explosion at the naval torpedo station at New port. R. 1., was not the work of an enemy, naval officials are now fully convinced. OLD METHOD OF TRANSPORT Raft as Used in America Today Has Its Counterpart in Every Coun try in the World. “The rnft has been used for cento* ■lcs for carrying various cargo***." vrites Iny Allen WUley in St. Nlcho* as. "It carried Egyptian cotton on lie Nile; it is in service on I lie Kongo river In Africa and the Ganges in In dia ; but the raft which is its own cargo is that composed of logs—a method of wafer transportation that originated In Nova Scotia a half cen tury ago. "Tree trunks cut from Nova Scotia forests were moved on wooden rollers to one of the harbors, where the logs were plied in layers and hound to gether with twisted wire rope. The rnft was to he taken to a lumber mill on New York harbor, where ihe logs were to be cut Into timber for building purposes. To haul the rnft while on the sen, one end of a heavy wire rope was fastened to Us bow, the other was secured to the rear deck of a steam tugboat. It started on Us ocean Jour ney, but never reached Us destination, for a gale of wind sprang up, Ihe tow ing rope parted, and the raft drifted out to sea. Eater, some of the logs were found washed ashore on the Nor wegian const. “In the Northwest the transportation of lumber in rafts is very extensive. They are of enormous dimensions, in shape closely resembling a cigar, hav ing its greatest number at the middle and tapering to a point at both ends. While these rafts are of varying si/.cs. the smallest usually contains at least live thousand pieces of timber, ranging from 80 to 110 feet In length and from two to nearly tive feet in diameter at the butt. “Consequently, some of the rafts made In this peculiar fashion are near ly as long as the largest transatlantic liners, measuring no less than 650 feet from end to end." Going Away Off. Sloanie Williams, son of Thomas A. Williams, vvlio recently removed to Montgomery. Ala., from Franklin, and the son of Capt. K. IE Chenowetb. former coroner of Johnson county, who eqllsted In the medical corps at Ft. Harrison, and was sent to Honolulu. Hawaiian Islands, for base hospital training, were playing. Sloanie started an argument by say ing “My papa and mamma and I are going away off." Young Chenowetb replied: "So are my papa and mamma and me." Sloanie took the matter in hand and announced: “Well, I bet we are going the farthest.” Chcnoweth Immediately objected, and the argument waged furious. Fin ally young t'henowcth asked young Williams: “Well, where are you going, anyhow?” Williams was unable to answer, and the physician’s son quick to show his superior knowledge, answered: “Well, wherever It is, 1 bet It Isn’t as far ns Halleujah. that’s where we’re going to move lo."- Indiana polls News. Soap for Wounds. Common yellow soap, the kind used by housewives In washing clothes and dishes, has been found to he a wonder ful cure for wounds in French hos pitals and Us use has spread to the British medical stations. A solution Is made from a cake and Injected Into soldiers' wounds, even in Ihe latest in stances into the deepest bullet holes, where It has proved Itself to he u su perior antiseptic lo hydrogen perox ide and most other germ killers, and In addition a slgangely effective heal er of torn tissues. Wounds treated with soap neisl few er dressings and lessen pain far more than do wounds treated with other antiseptics. These facts greatly expedite the work of the surgeons, who can handle more men than when using other solutions. What She Forgot. Miss I teeorous had made a special study of biblical history, ami she ad dressed the Sunday school class lints ly: "Now, children, 1 have told you all 1 can concerning Ihe nations which were driven out by th e Israelites. They were the Mlvltes, the Hlttltes, the Jebusltes, the Perlzzltes, the Glr gasltes and, let me see—yes, the Amorttes. <'an you remember them nil, children? Now you look pur/Jed. Kosle. Have you any questions?" "No. teacher," came the shy reply, "except that you haven't told us about the flea-bites?"- Pearson’s Weekly. Armed Vehicles Failed. In 1671, when Holland attempted to Invade France by sea she furnished the expedition corps with large num bers of armed vehicles, which were con ceived with Ihe idea of arresting the rushes of the cavalry. In addition there were companies of grenadiers provided with grenades not dissimilar In principle from those of today. How ever, In landing on Belie Isle they were hurled back by the Bretons and their carts and grenadiers forced Into the sea. The Joy of Work. Instead of being a curse, work Is man's greatest blessing. There Is no one thing that has ever done so much for humanity that has given so much happiness, saved so many human hc mgs from despair, and kept so many from suicide; no one tiling that has called forth so many hidden resources, developed and strengthened so many powers of mind and body us has work. -Nautilus. Size of a City Lot The question is often usked what part of an acre an ordinary city lot is. One 06x165 feet contain* Just a quar ter-acre and contains 10,800 square feet. Ten acres. If square, would measure 660 feet elong each side and b strip of that length and one tenth the length, or 66 feet, would make an acre, and If hut one-fourth ns long or 165 feet would make a quarter acre. This Is a good-slaed city lot. Wonderfully Acute Faculties, The keenest hearing Is that of the vaudeville artist, who frequently an swers the encore before it start* — Kansas City Star. DOCTOR URGED AN OPERATION Instead I took Lydia E. Fink ham’s Vegetable Compound and Was Cured. Baltimore, Md.—“ Nearly four yean I suffered from organic troubles, neiw vousneu and head* ache* and every j) fcTsT- month would have t® ~ vFiTIKS stay in bed most of time. Treat rimA menta would relieve jf iff! me for a time but *Ji fHy docV— was Sl. ways urging me te *n operation. / My si*ter asked ms *nr Lydia E. Ptnk ham’s Vegetable \\/ Compound bef ore A. w / f consenting to as y\ . fj /operation. I took M \ // / five bottle* ot it and TylfjO [ It has completely “ 8 cured me and my work 1* apleanffe. I tell ail my friends who have any trouble of this kind what Lydia E. Pinkham’a Vegetable Com pound has done for me. Nelue B. Kritttnoham, 609 Calvertoo Rd., Balti more, Md. It is only natural tot any woman to dread the thought of an operation. So many women have been restored to health by this famous remedy, Lydia E. I’inkham's Vegetable Compound, after an operation has been advised that It will pay any woman who suffers from such ailments to consider trying it be fore submitting to such a trying ordeal* ■m —ppncnra n. HAIR balsam J A toilet preparation o* merit, IwA' B H 1 ie fo ere-ilo.le .InndrutZ. * 4M ForHeet .rineColorer.fi ISkh ~ Boeutr toGrey or Fede-t Heir ■ -IS His Wish About the War. He Is an old-fashioned man who ta getting well along In years and ha finds It rather difficult to keep paca wlih the rapidly changing phases of the war situation. He is loyal, how ever. and does h!s best fo keep up, though at times he finds himself a stride or two behind. The other day the news was broke* to him that because of his Incoma from a farm and certain other real ea late, lie probably would have to pay a small Income tax, under the law relat ing to that subject. It was the wtfa who first discovered this Interesting bit of news and after she had read It fo him out of the paper the old maa remarked: "Maw, sometimes I almost wish this war had never happened."— Indianapolis News. OLD PRESCRIPTION FOR WEAK KIDNEYS Have you ever stopped to reason why it is that so many products that are ex tensively advertised, all at once drop out of sight and are soon forgotten? Tbs reason is plain the article did not fulfil the promises of the manufacturer. This applies more particularly to a medicine. A medicinal preparation that has real curative value almost soils itself, as liks an endless chain system the remedy is recommended by these who have bee* benefited, to those who are in need of it, A prominent druggist says, "Take for example Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Hoot, • preparation I have sold for many years and never hesitate to recommend, for ia almost every ease it shows excellent re sults, aa many of my customers testify. No other kidney remedy that 1 know ot has so large s sale." According to sworn statements and verified testimony of thousands who hsv# used the preparation, the success of Dr. Kilmers’ Swamp-Root is due to the fact that, so many people claim, it fulfils al most every wish in overcoming kidney, liver and bladder ailments, corrects ur inary troubles and neutralizes th# uris acid which causes rheumatism. You may receive a sample bottle ol Swamp Root liy Parcel Post. Address Dr Kilmer A Go., Binghamton, N. Y., and enclose fen cents; also mention this paper, Large and medium size bottles for sal* at all drug stores. Adv. On Good Ground. Then* Is no place where a flirtation takes quicker root or matures morn rapidly than In ecclesiastical soil.— "Calvary Alley," by the author of “Mrs, Wlggs of Hie Cabbage Patch." Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle oR CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for Infants and children, and see that It In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castor!* What Hs Wondered. "By George, old chap, when I read your latest poem. 1 sit and wonder.” "How 1 do It?" "No, why you do It." Piles Cured In * fo 14 Dsy Drofflsts r*fnud rnncf If PAZO OINTMHItT fiUli <•> onr* Itching Blind, BUM'diiit or Prutrodiof PiUa* hi ml application gift** rttllef. Uk?. His Defect. “Your friend struck me as a sort of man of Iron will." "He Is, but well tempered." SKINNER'S MACARONI wT f SAVE EGGS! Don’t oh eggs tor cooking and baking Use Ihe Original EGG-SUB and get the same results as t( you boughs fresh eggs at So a dozen. Will go as far la baking as 8 dozen fresh egg*. Wo a package. Agents wanted everywhere. C. A. rn.VF.MAN, Elmhurst, 111. WAMTm MEN “l WOMEN te TT All IL U Learn the Barber Traie Why wail M> be told again? It paya. It's tayj no experience neceaearv: tools free. The Wlw mmh lailw CIWg. M 7 Cinsst Si., WsukH. Mb W. N. t., MILWAUKEE. NO. 6-191A.