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COAL _SHORTAGE President Tells Operators and Workers to Speed Up Production. FUEL SCARCITY IS WAR PERIL Executive in Proclamation Appeals to All Persons Engaged in Coal Min ing to Take Prompt Action to Wipe Out Menace. Washington, Aug. 13.—President Wilson, aroused over the grave dan ger -in the coai situation of the coun try and continuing decreases in pro duction, addressed a proclamation on Sunday to all persons engaged in coal mining, calling for pron, t c and vigor ous action by operators and miners. The text of the president’s procla mation reads: “The existing scarcity of coal is creating a grave danger—in fact, the most serious which confronts us—and culls for prompt and vigorous action on the part of both operators and min ers. Without f'n adequate supply our war program will be retarded; the ef fectiveness of our fighting forces in France will be lessened; the lives of our soldiers will be unnecessarily en dangered and their hardships in creased, and there will be much suffer ing in many homes during the winter. “I am well aware that your ranks have been seriously depleted by the demands of other essential industries. This hundicap can be overcome, how ever, and sufficient coal can be mined in spite of it, if everyone connected with the industry, from the highest official to the youngest boy, will give his best work every day for the full number of working hours. “The operators must be zealous as never before to bring about the high est efficiency of management, to estab lish the best possible working condi tions and to accord fair treatment to everybody, so that the opportunity to work at his best may be accorded ev ery workman. “The minero should report for work every day unless prevented by un avoidable causes, and should not only stay in the mines the full time but also see to it that they get out more coal. “The other workers in and about the mines should work as regularly and faithfully, so that the work of the miner may not be retarded in any way. This will be especially neces sary from fids time forward, for your numbers may be further lessened by the draft, which will induct into the army your fair share of those not es sential to industry. “Those who are drafted but who are essential will be given deferred classi fication, and it is their patriotic duty to accept it. And it is the patriotic duty of their friends and neighbors to hold them in iigh regard for doing so. The only worker who deserves the condemnation of liis community is the one who fails to give bis best in tills crisis, not the one who accepts de ferred classification and works regu larly and diligently to increase the coal output. “A great task is to be performed. The operators and their staff alone cannot do it, nor can the mine workers alone do it, but both parties, working hand in band, with a grim determina tion to rid the country of its greatest obstacle to winning the war, can do it. It is with full confidence that I call upon you to assume the burden of producing an ample supply of coal. You will, I am sure, accept this bur den, and will successfully carry it through; and in so doing you will be performing a service just as worthy as service in the trenches, and will win the applause and gratitude of the whole nation. “WOODROW WILSON. “The White House, Aug. 9, 1918.” LENINE READY TO FLEE Bolshevik Soviet Organization Totter ing and Revolt Grows—Hun En voy Flees Moscow. London, Aug. 13. -The anti-bolshevik movement in Russia is growing rapid ly, the bolshevik Soviet organization having virtually gone to pieces. Nikolai Lenine, the premier, and Leon Trotzky, his war minister, intend to 'lee to Germany should the situation become too serious. The Petrograd newspaper, Isvestia. is quoted by a correspondent as stat ing that at several points “in that part of Russia not occupied by the ene my" counter-revolutionary movements have broken out in a number of towns. Copenhagen, Aug. 12.—The German embassy at Moscow will remove imme diately to Pskov, owing to conditions in Moscow, according to advices from Berlin. McAdoo Back at Desk, Busy. Washington, Aug. 14. —Secretary McAdoo found an accumulation of im portant treasury and railroad ques tions awaiting his decision when he returned from a two months’ vaca tion trip to the West. Execute Slayer of Envoy. Amsterdam. Aug. 14.—Boris Danskio, the assassin of Marshal Herman von Eiehom of Gerinar -. was executed by the bolshevik authorities on Saturday, according to late reports received here from Kiev. Air Raid on Karlsruhe. London. Aug. 13.—An official com munication issued on Sunday by the air ministry announces that an air taid has been made on Karlsruhe and that there was an explosion in the Karlsruhe station. Find Hoarded Food in Indiana. Evansville. Ind., Aug. 13.—The home of Julius Throckmun. wealthy citizen, was raided on Saturday and a deputy food administrator found several hun dred pounds of flour and sugar stored in the house. $500,000 Fire at Fresno. Fresno, Cal., Aug. 12.—Fire did damage estimated at $500,000 here on Friday afternoon, destroying half n block in the business district. It started in tue Kuttner-Goldstein com pany grocery. Reek Tax Evader in Canada. Washington, Aug. 12.—T0 round np tax evaders among American citizens living in Canada a corps of specially trained revenue agents soon will be sent to Canadian communities near the border. HUN DIVER MAKES CAS RAID ON U.S. Six Lighthoi’"3 Men at Charles ton, S. C., Overcome by Fumes. U-BOAT SUNK BY DESTROYER United States War Craft Uses Depth Bombs to Sink Submarine Off Virginia—Twelve Ships Destroyed. Washington, Aug. 14.—Using poi soned gas, a German submarine at tacked Smith island, off the North Carolina coast Saturday. Six men were overcome. The official announcement said the navy department received a dispatch from Charleston, S. C., that the attack with gas about five o’clock Saturday afternoon temporarily “put out of busi ness the coast guard station and light house personnel.” The report goes on: “Aboi t 40 minutes after the attack three la; e oil spots, each, over an acre in extent, were observed passing. “This oil, from which the gas was no doubt generated, must have been released from a submarine in the vi cinity of the entrance to the channel with the hope that it would come in with the tide, hut the tide fortunately set along the island. “Report was made to Colonel Chase, coast artillery corps, Fort Caswell, N. C„ by Captain Willard of the Smith island coast guard after the effects of the gas were noted. Six men were gassed. No deaths. “The gas had the effect of mustard gas and was effective about 3G or 40 minutes. “The incident was reported by Col onel Chase to the naval district com mander. Smith’s island is off the mouth of the Cape Fear river, near the entrance of the channel to Wilming ton, N. C.” The German submarine operating oft the Virginia coast was attacked by an American destroyer, which used 17 depth bombs in an effort to get the raider. The submarine did not re appear and oil was noticed on the sur face of the sea. German submarine raiders operat ing off tiie Atlantic coast have de stroyed three more vessels, t!#e navy department announced. The British steamer Penistone of 4,139 gross tons was torpedoed 100 miles east of Nan tucket lightship Sunday morning; the Swedish steamer Sydland, of 3,031 gross tons, was sunk by bombs August S 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, and an American schooner, reported as the Herman Winter but not yet defi nitely identified, wds destroyed by gun fire Sunday 200 miles east of New York. All members of the crew of the Sydland were reported saved, but the navy’s dispatches did not clear up the fate of tiie crews of the other ves sels. The Penistone and Herman Winter were sent down in tiie vicinity of Georges bank, off the Massachusetts Const, where a submarine came to the surface Sunday in the midst of a fleet of American fishing vessels, nine of which were destroyed. ALLIES AID CZECHO-SLAVS Bolsheviki Flee to Kronstadt—Fear Army of 300,000—Hun Policy Fails in East. London, Aug. 14.—British and Jap anese troops which were landed at Vladivostok have joined the Czecho slovak forces who are lighting against German control in Siberia. The Brit ish troops are co-operating with the Slav army on the Usuri river, about 120 miles north of Vladivostok. With tiie increase of Czecho-Slovak and other armed anti-bolshevik forces in greater Russia to nlore than 300,000 men, Premier Lenine and his foreign secretary, Leon Trotzky, have fled from Moscow to Kronstadt, the naval base near Petrograd, according to a dispatch by the semi-official Wolff bu reau at Berlin. The Berlin Lokal Anzeiger states that the entire bolshevik government will be moved to Kronstadt. Commenting on the removal of Doc tor Helfferich. the German ambassa dor, from Moscow to Pskov because be feared for bis life, tee Berlin Vossische Zeitung says: “Moscow is in the hands of anti- German elements and the followers of the social revolutionists ot the left. This would show that the bolsheviki rule at Moscow is at an end, and this is the case not only at Moscow but in the greater part of Russia, if not iu the whole Russian empire. “This throws a vivid light on the failure of the German policy in the East.” Ex-Governor Kellogg Is Dead. Washington, Aug. 13.—William Pitt Kellogg, formerly of Canton, 111., who served during the reconstruction period as United States senator from Louis iana, and as governor of that state, died at the age of eighty-eight. Aviator Uses Parachute. Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 13. —Lieut. James H. Dale, St. Louis, aviation of ficer. made a successful 3.000-foot leap on Sunday with a parachute from an airplane at Taliaferro field, the third person to accomplish the feat. Minnesota Governor Upheld. St. Paul. Minn., Aug. 12.—The Min nesota supreme court upheld the act of Governor Burnquist and Adjt. Gen. W. F. Rhinow, who used state troops to redos* 1 three saloons at Blooming Prairie, Minn., recently. Vienna Must Pay More for Bread. Amsterdam. Aug. 12.—Full bread rations will be required in Vienna aft er next Sunday, but the price will be raised 16 per cent, according to the Vienna correspondent of the Weser Ztitu.ig of Bremen. $500,000,000 Bonds Voted. Newark, N. J.. Aug. 10.—To finance extensions of its operations incident to the war and to discharge obligations, the Bethlehem Steel corporation vot ed to mortgage the entire property as security for a $500,000,000 bond issue. Two Ships Sunk by U-Boats. Washington. Aug. 10. —German sub marines operating off the French coast on August 3 sank the small American steamship Lake Portage and the Brit ish steamer Rerwind. Lake Portage, of 1.99S gross toos, was built last year. THE SKY IS BEGINNING TO CLEAR TO CONTROL PACKERS FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION CHARGES CONSPIRACY. Recommendations Provide for Seizure of Plants and Establishing Cen tral Wholesale Markets. Washington, Aug. 10.—Bitterly as sailing the great packing firms of Swift, Armour, Morris, Cudahy and Wilson for creating a “structure of conspiracy, control, monopoly and re straint,” the federal trade commission, in a report to President Wilson, recorn mends that immediate steps be taken to give tiie government a monopoly over such portion of tlieir business as “will restore competition.” This report has been in the hands of President Wilson since July 5. but, because of the serious charges made in connection with it, and the radical recommendations therein contained, it was not made public. Publication was authorized directly by the president. After declaring that producers, com petitors and consumers are at the mercy of the packers the commission makes the following recommenda tions : First, That the government acquire, through the railroad administration, all rolling stock used for the trans portation of meat animals and that such ownership be declared a govern ment monopoly. Second, That the government ac quire, through the railroad commis sion, the principal and necessary stock yards of the country, to be treated as freight depots, and to be operated under such conditions as will insure open, competitive markets, with uni form charges for all services per formed, and the acquisition or estab lishment of such additional yards from time to time. Third, That the government acquire, through the railroad administration, all privately owned refrigerator cars, and that such ownership be declared a government monopoly. Fourth. That tiie federal government acquire such of the branch houses, cold storage plants and warehouses as are necessary to provide facilities for the competitive marketing and storage of food products in the prin cipal centers of distribution and con sumption. The same to be operated by the government as public markets and storage places under such condi tions as will afford an outlet for all manufacturers and handlers of food products on equal terms. Novelty in Ticket Selling. Chicago. Aug. 13. —The government has sprung a novelty in the matter of ticket selling for the great war expo sition which opens in this city on Sep tember 2. The price of each ticket bought in advance will be only 25 cents, but tickets bought at the gate will cost double. Two children will be admitted for each ticket. The ad mission lias been made low because the government is desirous that every man, woman and child that can possi bly get to Chicago should see and un derstand this patriotic exhibition, which is to give the people of the mid dle west the biggest war lesson they ever had. Flyer Finds Negro Slayer. Dewey, Okla., Aug. 14. —After N. Willow, a negro, had shot and killed Chief of Police Mull and escaped he was discovered in the town by a local aviator. His signals brought a posse and the negro was captured. Forbids Liquor Sale on Trains. Washington, Aug. 14. —Sale of liquor in railroad stations or on railroad trains is forbidden by Director Gen eral McAdoo in an order effective im mediately and applying to all lines un der government control. Big Hun Gun Is Silent. Paris, Aug. 13.- The long-range can non with which the Germans have in termittently bombarded Paris for more than four months past have now been silent for two days. This fact may be explained by the allied advance. Mine Sinks Hun Destroyer. London. Aug. 13.—A German de stroyer was sunk eight miles off Zee brugge, according to an official state ment Issued by the admiralty. The statement says that the destroyer was sunk by striking a British mine. Look for Drive in Italy. Washington. A-g. 10. —Official dis patches from Rome say news has reached there from Switzerland that Austro-Genuan re-enforcements are he lm: sent in large numbers to both the Italian and Albanian fronts. 159 U. S. Wounded Home. Washington. Aug. 10. —Sick and wounded soldiers landed in the United States from the American expedition ary forces and sent to various army j hospitals during the week ended Au gust 2, numbered 159. RUSS WAR ON ALLIES U. S. CONSUL REPORTS HOSTILE ACTIVITY BY BOLSHEVIKI. Lenine Tells Gathering of Soviets in Moscow That a State of Con flict Exists. Washington, Aug. 12.—Consul Poole at Moscow has informed the state de partment that Lenine, the bolshevik premier, recently declared before a gathering of soviets in Moscow that a state of war existed between the Russian government and the entente allies. In response to questions from the allies’ consuls, Tchitcherin, com missionaire of foreign affairs, said that the premier’s statement need not be considered a declaration of war, but that it rather was a declaration of a state of defense on tiie part of Rus sia, similar to the situation that ex isted at one time with Germany. The consul’s report, received by ca ble, gave the state department its first official information confirming reports that ihe bolshevik! were formally characterizing as an act of war the operations of the allies’ fiorces on the Murman coast. Tchitcherin’s explanation was made publicly, the consul said, at the re quest of the allies’ consuls. Mr. Poole also reported that in spite of denials of the authorities, the bolshevißi were throwing obstacles in the way of the departure from Russia of British and French military representatives. TO EXEMPT MARRIED MEN Secretary Baker Urges Change in Law So Registrants Need Not Classify Selves. Washington, Aug. 12. —New draft regulations, under which the govern ment. would do the selecting, are under consideration by the war department. This was disclosed on Friday by Sec retary Baker, after he had appeared before the senate military committee to urge prompt enactment of the act extending tiie age limits. He made it plain that he is not satisfied with the present system under which the regis trant must claim deferred classifica tion. Many with dependents hesitate for patriotic reasons to make such a claim. He said he was inclined to the opinion that the marriage relation will itself confer deferred classification. NO MORE U. S. VOLUNTEERS Baker and Daniels Act to Prevent Disruption of Industry Pending Disposition of New Draft Bill. Washington. Aug. 10.—Voluntary en listment in the army and navy was suspended completely on Thursday to prevent disruption of industry pending disposition of the bill proposing to ex tend draft ages to include all men be tween eighteen and forty-five years. The orders were issued after a con ference between Secretary Baker and Secretary Daniels and were made pub lic after President Wilson had visited the offices of both secretaries late in the day. Western Union Raises Pay. New York, Aug. 14.—Announcement of a general increase of 10 per cent in wages to all employees of the West ern Union Telegraph company belong ing to the association recently organ ized by the company was made here. Heavy Tax on Soft Drinks. Washington, Aug. 14.—A 10 per cent tax on all soft drinks sold by manufac turer or producer and a tax of from 1 to 2 cents on soda fountain drinks were written into the $8,000,000,000 revenue bill by the house committee. Roosevelt Leaves for New York. Dark Harbor, Me., Aug. 12.—Former President Roosevelt brought his vaca tion on the Maine coast to a close, after a visit of two weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Richard Derby. With Mrs. Roosevelt he left for New York. Tower Falls, Three Men Killed. Detroit. Mich., Aug. 12.—Three men were killed acd two were injured in the collapse of a marine tower at a grain elevator on the river front here. The men were working in the tower when it suddenlv toppled over. Accuse Three Firms. Washington, Aug. 10.—Complaints charging attempts to force main tenance of resale prices were issued against the Vortex Manufacturing com pany of Chicago and a New York and an Ohio concern. Louisiana for Dry Nation. Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 10.—Louisi ana has ratified the federal prohibition amendment. Ratification was voted by the house. 69 to 51, following favor able action early in the week by the senate WAUSAU PILOT | News of the 1 | Badger State | ?ltllllllillllllillll[|||llllllllllll, ]|lmiil|| = Eau Claire—J. J. Auer, publisher of Der Herold, a local German weekly published here, was sentenced by Judge Evans in federal court to eight een months in Leavenworth, Kas., on his plea of guilty, made to a charge of violating the espionage act by print ing seditious articles in his paper and also failing to file with th-= postmaster translations of articles printed in Ger man in his paper. Green Bay—ln a special meeting, the Brown county board of supervisors adopted a bond issue for building high ways at a cost of $270,000. The chief job will be done in the town of Lawrence on the Green Bay-Appleton road, the appropriation being SIOO,OOO. The -oad will be of concrete, and will make a continuous road from the Fox River valley points to Green Bay. Appleton—Mayor J. Austin Hawes of this city was the first man in Outa gamie county to return his question naire to the farm labor committee of the Outagamie council of defense, pledging ten days’ service. He will do any kind of general farm work when called upon and will give his services free. Oshkosh—Residents of the village of Winneconne on the Fox river, say the war has had a serious effect upon the summer resort business which flour ished there in the past. Although the number of resorters enjoying rest and recreation at the up river village is fair it is way below the records of other years. Rhinelander—P. J. Cain, county treasurer, is the owner of a deck of German cards, taken from a German prisoner by his son Reuben. Lieut. Herbert Frogner brought them to America at the request of young Cain, and gave them to Mr. Cain while in Rhinelander recently. Antigo—Peter W. Krier of this city has been appointed senior examiner of the United States employment service and will have charge of Langlade and Oneida counties. All laborers in his territory will be registered at his office and the requirements of each employer will be tabulated. Madison —Secretary of State Merlin Hull is already laying plans for collect ing the soldier vote at the primary election in September. Representa tives of the state secretary will be sent to each of the cantonments in this country where Wisconsin voters are now in training. Beaver Dam —The small grain crop in Dodge county this year is breaking all records. Oats are yielding as high as ninety-five bushels to the acre; wheat forty and barley forty-five bushels. There has been more wheat raised this year than for a number of years. Menomonee Falls —Joseph Fellenz found an egg in his chicken yard that, the long way, the oval measured SVz inches around and the circumference at the middle, 614 inches. The hen was a Plymouth Rock and a steady layer. Shawano—No county fair will be held in this county this year, as the grounds need considerable improve ments and officials believe they can use the labor to better advantage in helping take care of the crops. Green Bay—A meeting of the Wis consin Live Stock Breeders’ associa tion will be held in Green Bay the sec ond week in October, according to an announcement by County Agricultural Agent E. A. Carncross. Kenosha—Harold Hart, manager of the truck department of Nash Motors company, and one of the best known men in the automobile game in the middle west was commissioned a cap tain in the United States army. Oshkosh—An exhibit of the crops grown by the boys and girls of the Oshkosh schools will be held at the high school early in September under the direction of T. G. Brown, super visor'of agriculture in the schoo s. Sheboygan—Private Henry Meyer, son of Mrs. Louise Meyer, town of Sheboygan, died in the base hospital at Camp Zachary Taylor from the ef fects of a heat stroke. Beaver Dam —The Board of Educa tion of Beaver Dam by an unanimous vote decided that hereafter the study of the German language in the public sc -ols of the city will be eliminated. Madison—An increase of passenger fare to 4 cents is asked by the La Crosse & Southeastern, a railroad operating between La Crosse and Viroqua. Portage—Federal authorities raided the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus at Ste vens Point just before it left for Portage and took 150 men from the show as slacker subjects. The show left with small boys filling places of | men taken Rhinelander —Martin Pollen, a far mer in the town if Cassian, was shot and instantly killed by George Tomlin son, on Tomlinson’s farm, in Rice Lake on the Tomahawk river. The shooting is said to have resulted from a deb'. Tomlinson owned Pollen. Sheboygan—A canvass of the city has been started by the police to round up all male persons within draft age who have not been called to the colors, and who are engaged in such non essential occupations as clerks, .ar tenders, waiters, etc. Appleton—Excursions are entirely dispensed with this summer and it is only occasionally that a launch passed through the locks, according to one of the lock tenders on the Fox river. Pleasure crafts are becoming a thing of the past. Madison—A committee of the State Council of Defense met with Gov. E. L. Philipp, and considered plans for preparing a military niap of Wisconsin to be presented td the war department, which will be part of the gigantic sur vey of the entire country. Neenah —The selection of anew postmaster here will be made from five prominent citizens who have success fully passed the civil sen - ice examina tions according to a recent announce ment by postal officials. ■ Madison Wisconsin will register approximately 366,000 men under the proposed new draft act in September, according to Maj. E. A. Fitzpatrick, state draft administrator. About 60,- 000 of these new registrants will be placed in class 1, he said. Immedi ately after the registration, the “work or fight” order will be put into effect, declared Fitzpatrick. Wisconsin now has more than 90,000 men in military service and will pass the 100,000 mark by Sept. 1. Kenosha —Zalmon G. Simmons, 111, is the first Kenosha man to win two decorations in the w'ar in Europe. He is in the ambulance service and six months ago he received special recog nition from the French for bravery in service, and now he has won the war cross of Italy. He is a grandson of the late Zalmon G. Simmons, long known as “Kenosha’s grand old man,” and a son of Z. G. Simmons, president of the Simmons company. Madison—Gov. E. L. Philipp has ap pealed to the *ar department for fur loughs for members of threshing ma chine crews recently drafted and now in army cantonments. He wants them to be allowed to return to the state to assist in the harvest. The state’s ex ecutive wrote a letter to Capt. He quembourg of the milling division of the United States grain corporation, asking his co-operation in the matter. Racine —The rocking of a canoe in the river above Horlick’s dam, resulted in the drowning of Bertha Hayward of Freesoil, Mich., and the narrow es cpaes of her companions, Florence Olson and Victoria Peterson. The three had been in bathing and were returning to a camp when Miss Hay ward began rocking the canoe and it tipped over. Madison—-Gov. E. L. Philipp has power to appoint a successor to County Judge John M. Becker, of Green county to hold over until the general election in the fall. Becker’s seat is automati cally vacated by his conviction on a charge of violating the espionage act, Attorney General Spencer Haven held. Madison—Senator La Follette sent word to his local attorneys that he will come to Madison for adverse examina tion in his suit against the Democrat Printing company as soon as the health of his son, Robert, will permit and he can leave his official duties in Washington. Madison Five hundred and fifty Wisconsin soldiers being given me chanical training at the University of Wisconsin left here Aug. 13 for other camps in this country and in France. The next group will arrive Aug. 15 and will be composed entirely of Wiscon sin boys. Racine—Racine county for the first time in its history, will have after Sept. 1 a woman as county clerk. The county board of supervisors elected Miss Angeline Evans, present deputy county clerk, to fill the vacany caused by the resignation of County Clerk Joseph Patrick. Madison Two Madison national guard captains have been promoted to majors after seeing active action in France, according to word received here from overseas. They are Capt. George O’Connell and Capt. William Smith. Racine —Gaster Jorgensen, aged 46 years, was electrocuted at the plant of the Badger Foundry company, when his head came into contact with a heavily charged conduit. Appleton Conductors and motor men of the traction company at Apple ton have been granted an increase of 4 cents an hour in wages or 27 cents. The increase was voluntary. Madison —Thomas Lloyd Jones, state high school inspector, has been offered the position ot principal of one of the Louisville, Ky., high schools, but has declined. Birchwood William Raschke of Ladysmith will pass the remainder of his life minus all fingers upon both hands, as the result of an accident in a mill at Ladysmith. Menasha Matthew Auer, who en listed in Cos. I when that unit went to help settle the Mexican trouble, has just been promoted to a second lieu tenancy. He is now in France. La Crosse David McCartney, 20, alleged burglar, was arrested here after escaping from the county jail at Sparta. He is charged with burglar izing a Sparta home. Madison—W. H. Sprague. Elkhorn, has been made chief of field deputies for the Western Wisconsin revenue district. His headquarters will be in tbis city. Eau Claire—The teaching of German was abolished from the curriculum of the Eau Claire High school at a spe cial meeting of the school board. Racine —It was agreed to advertise for bids for the construction of lake shore protection south of Racine and estimated to cost SIOO,OOO. The pro tection is necessary because of the seas washing away land and there is "anger of a portion of the lake shore concrete driveway being carried away. Madison—Banking Commissioner A. F. Kuolt has issued a certificate of authority to commence business to the Clintonville Building and Loan Asso ciation, Clintonville, with a capital of $3,000,000. Sturgeun Bay The Sturgeon Bay Advocat i, established fifty-seven years ago, ant. The Door County Democrat, established twenty-six years ago, have been consolidated as the Door County Advocate. Frank Long was editor of The Advocate and J. J. Finney of The Democrat, Janesville —Miss Sarah Mac Lean cf this city has received official word that she has been accepted as a Y. M. C. A. worker in the hut service in France and has been ordered to report for duty Sept. 1. Oconomowoc Hazel Gutschall, ” year-old daughter of Mr. and M Gutschall, received painful burns about the face and bocy when, in attempting to light a lamp with a match which she had found, she set her clothing afire. Birchwood Capt. Peavey, of the Wa&hburn-Bayfield county volunteers has returned to this country and is now confined in the base hospital at Des Moines. He was suffering from malaria when ha left France. BIG DISPLAY OF TROPHIESOF WAR Government to Give Exhibition in Chicago in September. FOR BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE Trenchs, Guns, Airplanes, Torpedoes, "Whiz-Bangs” and All the Material of Warfare, Together With Plunder Taken from Huns. Chicago.—ln order that the people of this region may see just how their sons, brothers, husbands and friends are fighting in France, what they are fighting with and what they are fight ing against, the United States govern ment is going to hold In Chicago the biggest and most complete war exhi bition the country has seen. Seven teen carloads of war trophies, consist ing largely of cannon, rifles, airplanes, etc., captured from the Germans, and materials of war used by the allies, will be on exhibition for two weeks in Grant park from Labor day, September 2, until September 15. It is not a private money making affair, but an official exposition, given by the government through the com mittee on public information and the Illinois State Council of Defense, and in which the governments of France, Great Britain, Canada, Italy, and Bel gium participate. Nothing is for sale. Nothing is to he promoted. The ad mission fee will be very small, and if it pays the bare expenses of bringing the exhibits here and placing them before the public, that is all that is wanted. If there should be a surplus, it goes by law into the United States treas ury and reduces by that much the bur dens of the taxpayer. Will Reproduce Battlefield. It will be a battlefield, reproduced faithfully to the smallest detail, within the limitations of the grounds. Front line trenches will be there, laid out hy the very officer who laid them out in that Flanders battlefield where the Princess Pats fought until there are now hut three men left alive of the original regiment. It will show No Man’s Land —all but the ghastly death scenes and one can well imagine them —that strip of ground ruled over by jealous Death where neither Boche nor human being dares set foot except by stealth and in the darkest hour of night. No Man’s Land, with its great cellars digged by shells, with its plowed and torn and pulverized dirt and gravel, with its wilderness of barbed wire entangle ments, with its wrecks of guns and wagons and airplanes. First aid stations will he shown, with the blessed sign of the Red Cross at the entrance —favorite mark for German shells. Guns of all sizes and kinds, with sol diers and sailors to man them and show how they are used; airplanes, signal stations, listening posts, fire con trol stations—everything that can he reproduced in so small a field, will be shown. There will be the incendiary pastels of which every German soldier at the beginning of the war carried sixty. With these they burned houses and churches. The city of Louvain was burned with them. Show American Trophies. Of the greatest interest to Ameri cans will be the war material used by our boys, and the trophies captured hy them from the enemy. Oh, yes. there are guns and plunder of all kinds taken from the proud Germans by the Yankee hoys—and if it be possible to get them here in time there will be a big display of cannon captured hy Chicago troops in the great battle now raging between the Marne and the Aisne. A cable has been sent to ( neral Pershing asking him, If possible, to ship some of the booty over in time for the great expo sition at Chicago. The Italian exhibit contains a great many specimens of Austrian guns and shells. There is an Incendiary bomb dropped on Venice in an effort to burn that splendid city; an Austrian floating mine; guns from Austrian submarines; torpedoes taken from Austrian sub marines destroyed by the Italian navy, and the innumerable forms of rifles, trench tools, shells, periscopes, bay onets, and clothing used by the Italian army. Remembering their beloved cathedral of Reims, the French have placed with their exhibit a shrine, wrecked by the Germans. But they also have spoils taken in the hottest battles —guns and gun carriages, “whiz-bangs,” trench mortars, mine wefers, German 8-inch incendiary shells, airplanes of the type which tried to destroy Paris, and Zeppelin bombs. There is a complete exhibit of the famous French field gun, the “75,” so-called because its caliber is 75 millimeters. Guns From Cruiser Emden. The British exhibit includes guns from the cruiser Emden, which a Brit ish ship destroyed; guns taken from the Turks; guns captured in Gallipoli, and all manner of wreckage from a score of battlefields. Of great interest are the British medals awarded for con spicuous bravery or great service to the empire. Canada, of course, sets great store by her trophies from famous Viray Ridge. I'asschendaeie, Ypres and wher ever the tugged fighters met the Hun. Though America has been in the fighting only a year, there is a long Most Unusual. “Just met a London chorus girl—one of the Gaiety girls, you know.” “Well?” “Rather an extraordinary young woman, in a way.” “How is that?” “It seems she has never been en gaged to a lord.” Heartless. Miss Gusherly—What parts of Miss Skreecher’s song did yon enjoy most? Mr. Slnnick —The places where she stopped to catch her breath. The Human Prune. Rankin —Isn’t Wobblesby the limit? Phyle —Yes. I call him the human prune. “Why?” “Because the more he Is soaked the more he is swelled up.” Here and There. He finished a long explanation about being late. “I don’t believe a word of ft,” de clared his wife. “There’s where you’re wiong. Sev eral words of It are true.” BRITAIN TO BRING FREEDOM People of Lebanon Are Longingly Awaiting the Coming cf Their "Cousins, the English.” “Some day I shall hear their music and, looking out across the plain, I shall see their red coats coming nearer. Then the signal will be given and we shall rush out to welcome our deliver ers, our cousins, the English, and we shall be a free people.” Thus, in dreamy evidences, spoke Shahim, the bravest nnd most beautiful, I had been told of the younger generation of the Druses, as we sat together resting in the middle of a hard day’s journey in the mountains of the Hauran, on the borders of the old Arabia. I showed no astonishment at this soliloquy; indeed, I was not astonished, having heard about their ‘‘cousins the English” ever since I had first come among the Druses some years before. But gent ly taking his rifle from his knees and examining it carefully as if carrying on his musings, I said: “Yes, nnd here is her name engraved on the stock of your rifle.” This did arouse aston ishment in him. "Whose name?” he asked with animation. “The name of the English queen.” I replied; and there, under the crown, I showed him the letters V. R. He fondled the gun even more lovingly, for the rifle Is the Druses’ sweetheart, and murmured: “She is a good lady. Strange that so great a country should be ruled by a woman, yet our learned men tell us that even Tadmur in the days of its greatness was ruled by a queenthen confidentially: “Our cousins the Eng lish sent us these; they cost us much money; but those who bring them take all that, and we are thankful, for otherwise we should have to fight the Arabs with slings and spears.” He leaned forward with his rifle across his lap and with chin In hard, gazed in tently, but with the dreamy gaze of the oriental, out over the vast plain at our feet, listening in his day dream for the strange martial music he longed to hear, and wistfully picturing to himself the red coats of the "cous ins the English” as they should ad vance to the deliverance of his people. —Howard Crosby Butler, In Scribner's Magazine. Through Chinese Spectacles. Here are some comments on the kai ser from the pen of a Chinese student: “The German Kaiser is not the su perior Man as deciphered by the Chi nese literature; he is surely a mean fellow containing much fraudish cun ning in his deeeited heart. The Supe rior Man is shown in the merits of the excellent heart with much loving kindness to all peoples; the mean fel low is displayed in the black heart of the unregenerated devils of the hell with much loving kindness only to himself. In the history of China was n Emperor who burn the books and slewed the scholars to extinct the civi lizations of the peaceful inhabitants; but he was not success in his crafty tricks, for the civilizations could never be extincted by such dishonourable barbarism means. Now the German Kaiser he also awfully wishing to slave the people and extinct the civi lizations of the universe; he also de stroy the literature books, and the arts, nnd the ships, and mess the people of Allies Nations . . . But he will not be success.” —Manchester Guardian. Canine Life Saver. Dogs have been given their share of credit for saving human life, from time to time, but it is doubtful if any canine, however faithful, has ever given a bet ter account of himself as a life saver than a dog did here. While driving home to their farm from Pipestone, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thiele were run down at a cross road by another car which was traveling at great speed. When the crash occurred the Thiele car was picked up by the other and the force of the collision threw a fifteen months-old baby from Mrs. Thiele’s arms. The child would have met cer tain death beneath the cars but for the fact that in falling the baby struck a dog which was riding on the foot board of the other car. The dog grab bed the dress of the child and clung to it until the cars could he stopped. The baby received fewer injuries than did the other occupants of the cars. Both machines were badly wrecked.— Pipestone (Minn.) Dispatch. Frost Not Due to Moon. The moon may be of tremendous Importance to young folks hanging over the garden gate or to night marauders with an Incurable thirst for water melon, but it should have no sinister significance to gardeners or farmers. In some sections of the country pre vails a popular belief that in the sea son when frost is to be expected its occurrence is largely influenced hy the phase of the moon or other periodical phenomena. Careful tabulation of frost data nnd comparison with moon phases fails to disclose any such rela tion. All persons interested are there fore cautioned to watch not the moon hut the forecasts issued hy (he weath er bureau. The Women at Work. We simply can’t feel surprised these days when women step into anew line of work. Every day ca Is them to anew labor. A survey of toe present field gives an Idea of the variety of work they do. Women are: Elevator conductors, telegraph operators, rail road ticket agents, munition workers, editors, farm laborers, ushers, pilots for airplane mail delivery, mall car riers, county officers, drivers of motor trucks, street car conductors, forest ers, architects, finger-print experts, judges on the bench, lighthouse keepers and ship captains. Truly Admiral:'e. Mrs. Macpherson has just received a telegram from Birmingham. “What an admirable Invention the telegram Is 1” she exclaimed, “when yon consider that this message has come a distance of 120 miles and the gum on the en velope Isn’t dry yet.” Victims of Their Own Venom. Those who, without knowing us enough, think ill of us, do ns no wrong; they attack not us, bnt the phantom of their own Imagination.—De La Bruyere. His Ambition. The Visitor —ADd what are you go ing to be when you become a large fine man like >our father? Little Elmer (with a reproachful glance at his mother) —I’m going to b a vegetable peddler so’s I can eat green apples and holler all day If I wunt to. ,* r-eng the Debutantes. .! . ess is Just the right girl for Jack. Belle -Then there’s not one chance in a million of bis getting her.—Brooklyn Citizen.