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W. D. Haywood and Companions
Found Guilty of Hinder
ing War.
Jury, After Hearing Evidence for 138
Days, Brings in Verdict in 55
Minutes— Defendants
Chicago, Aug. 20. —William D. Hay
hood and 99 other members of the I.
W. W; were found guilty on Saturday
by Judge Landis’ court of disloyal acts,
it is reported the \ • rdict was reached
on the first ballot, 0
The trial was started on April 1. It
took 29 days to get a jury and the
jurymen have listened to evidence con
tinuously for more than three months.
The verdict seemed to overwhelm the
100 defendants, many of whom appar
ently were confident of acquittal. By
1 he jury’s verdict they stand guilty of
conspiracy to hamper the conduct of
the war.
When the verdict was read Haywood
started and his face became ashen.
With a sigli he sank back into his
Slowly the men filed out after hear
ing the verdict. For many of them,
men who have been weakened by the
lives they have led, the verdict might
iis well have been for life or the rope.
Twenty years is the maximum they
may get and two years a minimum.
Fines can range from sr>oo to $5.000
Probably a third of the. defendants
have been out on bail. At night every
one of the 100 went to the county jail.
Convicted, the bonds that have meant
freedom to them were automatically
canceled. Judge Landis refused to al
low bail.
Frank K. Nebeker, assitant United
States attorney general, worked for
more than a year upon the prosecution
of the I. W. W. He came to Chicago
from his home in Salt Lake City and
laid the plans for the raids of last Sep
tember. He was visibly delighted.
With Claude Porter of Des Moines,
Nebeker has prepared what attorneys
say is one of the most complete and
elaborate records of any trial in the
history of the United States.
After the verdict came in Haywood
sat silent for a time, the picture of
dejection. Then newspaper men asked
him for a statement. He said:
“I believed Judge Landis’ instruc
tions pointed clearly to an acquittal.
Well, w.ell —we can only make the best
of it.”
It is Haywood’s first conviction. For
twenty years lie has been a labor agi
tator. He was tried for the murder of
Governor Steunenberg of Idaho and
Troops Fire on Mobs Who Pillage
Stores and Wreck Property—High
Prifce of Rice Cause.
Tokyo, Aug. 20. —There has been
serious rioting in Tokyo as a result of
the high price of food, especially rice.
Mobs attacked and damaged property
in the business and tlienter districts.
Two hundred stores, restaurants and
rice depots were raided. The ministry
of the interior was unsuccessfully at
tacked. Two hundred persons were
killed during the riots.
The rioters entered and pillaged
houses in Asakusa, the great recrea
tion resort of the middle and lower
classes. A number of disturbers were
wounded by the police. Twenty po
licemen were injured.
Tokyo is now occupied by heavy de
tachments of police and infantry.
Troops have been called out In
nearly every important city in Japan.
Even the naval station ai M tzuru is
affected by the unres Two nousand
workmen there are idling in conjunc
tion with the pomi'a ~
At Nagoya, m for its manufac
tures of porcelains, a mob estimated to
aggregate 300,000 persons rioted. At
several places the soldiers fired on the
At Kobe the soldiers and police also
were obliged to use sabers and bayo
nets against the rioters.
Amsterdam Dispatches Announce Gen
eral’s Arrival at Munich—Enjoy
ing “A Brief Vacation.”
London, Aug. 20.—Amsterdam dis
patches announce the arrival in
Munich from the front of Crown
Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. The
prince, the announcement states, is
enjoying “a brief vacation.”
Tribute Paid to Gallinger.
Washington, Aug. 21.—Tribute tc
the late Senator Gallinger, mlnoHtj
leader, was paid In the senate. Lott
ihe senate and house adjourned aftei
appointing committees to attend Sena
tor Gallingers' funeral.
Train Derailed: One Killed.
Baltimore. Md.. Aug. 21.—Baltimore
& Ohio passenger train No. 4 was par
iatlv derailed mar Newburg. N. Va
One of the two locomotives was over
turned and Engineer Cheshire of Graf
ton was killed.
Tank Car Explosion Kills Two.
Beaumont. Tex., Aug. 20. —Asa re
-tilt of an explosion of a car of gase
vne on the Gulf. Colorado A Santa Ft
railroad at Harrington on Sunday
wo men are dead and three serious!]
Bags Three Hun Flyers in Day.
Paris, Aug. 20.—Lieut. Rone Fonck
ho French aviator, shot down three
'.{erman airplanes on Wednesday, it h
iffielally announced. This brings hi>
:otal number of air victories up ti
2,000 Aliens Take Oath.
Petersburg. Vt.. Aug. 19.—Two thou
sami foreign-born soldiers from Oamj
Lee took the oath of a'legianee as citi
zens of the United States here at t
public meeting. Louis F. Post tool
part in the ceremonies.
Foe's Loss Is 6.000.000.
Paris, Aug. 19.— The total Geruuu
losses from the beginning of the wai
to the end of July, 1918. are under
stoi*d to be 6.000.000, according to thi
morning newspapers. The figures Id
dude 1.400,000 killed.
IN 1919--MARCH
Chief of Staff Asserts All of
Class 1, 18 to 45, Will Be
Baker Declares Those Not Supporting
families Must Serve—Eighty Di
visions Will Be in France
June 30.
Washington, Aug. 21. —Eighty Amer
lean divisions of 45,000 men each,
General March on Monday told the
house military committee, “should be
able to bring the war to a successful
conclusion in 1919.” This is the num
ber the war department plans to have
in France by next June 30.
'For the present L is planned to send
250,000 men monthly to France, Gen
eral March suid, adding: “But we
hope to increase that in the spring."
Representative Kahn said it might
he necessary *0 go beyond the Rhine
and asked if any accurate estimate
could he given of the number of men
that finally will be necessary to win
the war.
Replying, General March said that
when the Germans began their spring
offensive they were superior iu rifle
“If you put 80 divisions of Ameri
cans in France of approximately 45,-
000 men to a division," said General
March, “you will give us marked su
periority in rifle power—more marked
than was the Germans’ —and we si*>uid
lie able to bring the war to a success
ful conclusion in 1019.’*
“I think the war will be won or lost
on the western front,” General March
General March read an official state
ment showing that on August 1 the
American army numbered 3,012,112
men, as follows:
American expeditionary force and
eu route overseas, 1,301,742.
In tlie United States and insular pos
sessions, 1,432,706.
Called in the August draft, 277,064.
In addition there are about 15,000
marines with the expeditionary force.
To put 80 divisions in France before
June, 1919, General March declared:
“We shall need every single man in
class 1 between eighteen and forty-five.
We must not delude ourselves with
the idea that those in the eighteen or
nineteen calls are going to be deferred
any length of time. They will have to
he called early next spring in order to
get their training in time to get to
Tlie 80-division plan, General March
said, depended upon shipping facili
ties, but he added:
“I might as well say right here,
frankly, that the program of Mr,
Schwab will take care of the army pro
gram and. gain on it.”
No general exemption of married
men simply because of their married
status is contemplated by the war de
partment in preparing for the proposed
extension of draft ages, Secretary Ba
ker declared in a statement before the
house military committee on the new
administration man power bill. Mr.
Baker said his previous remarks on
this subject had been misconstrued,
and that married men who do not sup
port their families and who are not
engaged in useful occupations will con
tinue to he called.
Officer of Torpedoed American Steam
er Recognizes U-Boat Commander
in New York Saloon.
Washington, Aug. 21. —Anew spy
menace appeared on Monday when the
navy department received reports that
German submarines are landing men
on tlie shores of the United States.
The first officer of the American
steamer, O. B. Jennings, sunk recently
off the coast, reported to the navy de
partment that lie recognized, in anew
York saloon, one of the officers of the
submarine which sank liis vessel. The
German officer recognized him also,
the American sailor said, and escaped
before he could give the alarm.
It was learned also from highest offi
cial sources that one of the German
submarines equipped with cable cut
ting apparatus had succeeded recently
in cutting two cables from the United
States to the West Indies. One was a
French cable. These cables were re
paired by a cable ship operating under
Three large German submarines of
the Deutschland type have been oper
ating off the American shore.
'Philadelphia, Aug. 21.—A German
submarine was sunk in a running bat
tle witu a British tank steamer last
Friday about 300 miles northeast of
Nantucket, according to members of
the tanker’s crew.
Ship’s Captain Saved by Flyer.
Norfolk. Vt, Aug. 20. —The captain
and crew of a tank steamer which was
sunk by a U-boat off Hatteras arrived
here. The captain had been picked up
by a hydroplane and brought to land.
Ten of the crew were killed.
Eat Pork Two Days Out of Ten.
Washington. Aug. 20.—Troops in
cantonments within the United States
are being issued fresh pork two days
in every ten as a temporary substi
tute for beef, the war department an
Sub Sinks Brazilian Ship.
New York. Aug. 19.—The Brazilian
motorship Madrugada, 1,613 tons gross,
has been sunk by a German submarine
off the American coast. Word of the
loss of the ship was received here in
insurance circles.
Two Aviators Fail to Death.
Commack. N. Y„ Aug. 19.—Lieut.
Harold F. Maxon of Los Angeles, Cal.,
and Cadet G. F. Gedeon of Titusville,
Pa., were killed when their airplane
crashed to the ground in a hayfield
near here.
Herr Von Sengbusch Slain.
Amsterdam, Aug. IT.—The assassi
nation of Herr Von Sengbusch, a Ger
man official at Wonden. Pur-sin, was
reported from Riga. The murderer es
caped. This is the fourth assassina
tion of German officials in Russia.
Mrs. Skeffington Is Exiled.
London. Aug. IT.—Mrs. F. Shelly
Skeffington. who was released on Au
gust 12 from Holloway prison, where
she was detained after her deportation
form Ireland, was refused a permit to
return to Ireland.
Part Payment to Be Permitted—“ U
nearned” Income Is Defined
in the Bill.
Washington, Aug. 19.—The recom
mendation of Secretary McAdoo that
heavier taxes be imposed upon un
earned incomes than upon salaries or
wages in return for labor was adopted
on Monday by the ways and means
The normal tax on earned incomes
of over $4,000 was fixed at 10 per cent,
an increase of 6 per cent over the pres
ent law, and the unearned income nor
mal tax was established at 13 per cent.
Below $4,000 tlie normal rate is put ai
5 per cent.
There was great opposition to what
should be considered an unearned in
come, but finally this definition was
agreed upon:
“That portion of net income derived
from dividends on preferred stocks,
from interest, rentals, royalties and
The committee changed the section
previously adopted providing for the
payment of income taxes bv individu
als and corporations in installments.
While the committee has not en
tirely completed the section dealing
with incomes, Mr. Kitchin said that
the exemptions will remain unchanged,
at SI,OOO and $2,000 for single and mar
ried persons respectively, with S2OO ad
ditional for each child under eighteen
years. The normal rate on this first
$4,000 of taxable income is 5 per cent,
and after that the rate goes up to 10
per cent for enrned incomes and 13
per cent for unearned incomes, with
these schedules of surtaxes: *
On Incomes between $5,000 and $7,500 3
Between $7,500 and SIO,OOO 6
Between SIO,OOO and $15,000 10
Between $15,000 and $20,000 15
Between $20,000 and $30,000 20
Between $30,000 and $40,000 25
Between $40,000 and $50,000 30
Between $50,000 and $60.000 40
Between $60,000 and $70,000 45
Between $70,000 and SBO,OOO 47
Between SBO,OOO and $90,000 48
Between $90,000 and SIOO,OOO 49
Between SIOO,OOO and $200,000 50
Between $200,000 and $300:000 55
Between $300,000 and SSOO 000 60
Between $500,000 and $1,000,000 65
Between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 70
Over $5,000,000 75
Chairman Kitchin said that the
treasury expected to suhm't some fur
ther suggestions regarding the income
Xmericans Successfully Attack Rail
road Yard at Dommary-Baroncourt
in Verdun-Metz Area.
With the American Army in France,
Aug. 19. —American aviators success
fully bombarded the railroad yard at
Dommary-Baroncourt in the Verdun-
Metz area. Longuyon, also north of
Verdun and Thiaucourt, were attacked.
Several bursts were observed in the
wntral and southern parts of the yard
at Dommary-Baroncourt. and the in
stallations there are believed to have
been wiped out. Three direct hits were
made on the track in front of the sta
tion at Longuyon and 23 bombs fell on
surrounding warehouses. Certain mili
tary objectives were bombed at Thiau
Soldiers Get Dispensation.
Washington, Aug. 19.—Catholics in
the army and navy are relieved from
the obligation of abstaining from flesh
diet on Fridays, with the exception of
Good Friday, it was announced by
the bishop of Catholic chaplains, PaK
rick J. Hayes, In order to remove mis
understanding that has arisen on the
Big Majority for Capper.
Topeko, Kan., Aug. 21. —Official to
tals for the Republican nomination for
United States senator gave Gov. Ar
thur Capper 101.290, a majority of 31,-
746 over three opponents. He carried
all 105 counties of the state.
Head of Mine Company Drowns.
New York, Aug. 21.—The death
from drowning of N. Bruce-Mackelvie,
president of the Butte and Superior
Mining company, was announced. He
was a member of the firm of Hayden.
Stone & Cos. of this city.
“Friendliest" Man Is Dead.
St. Louis, Aug. 20. —Few Dr. W. J.
Williamson, nationally known as the
“friendliest man in St. Louis.” and
former pastor of the Tilled Baptist
church, one of the city's most fashion
able parishes, died suddenly Sunday.
Haig Given French Military Medal.
Paris, Aug. 20.—Field Marshal Sir
Douglas Haig was decorated by Pre
mier Clemeneeau with tne French mili
tary medal at headquarters in the
field. The award was made on the
recommendation of Marshal Foeh.
Policewomen for New York.
New York. Aug. IT.—Outfitted with
“blliies,” revolvers and handcuffs. New
York’s first uniformed policewomen,
six in number, went on duty Thursday.
They will pay speciaf attention to tlie
welfare of girls.
Third Meatless Week for Austria.
Berne, Aug. IT.—The third meatless
week has been ordered in Austria, ac
cording to reliable advices received
here on Wednesday from Vienna. A
small ration of meat may be served
only ou Sunday.
4,000,000 WILL WIN
New Man-Power Bill Is Reported to
Senate by Chairman Cham
Washington, Aug. 17. —1n reporting
to the senate the new man-power bill
extending the draft ages from eighteen
to forty-five Chairman Chamberlain
disclosed to the senate that General
March had told the military committee
it was up to the United States to put
enough men in France to win on the
west front, and he expressed the be
lief that 4,000,000 Americans under one
commander could go through the Ger
man lines wherever they pleased.
The report also revealed that the
new American war program calls for
80 divisions, or something more than
3,000,000 men, in France by June 30
next, with 18 more divisions in train
ing at home at that time. All the men
called for active service under the pro
posed new draft ages, eighteen to for
ty-five, General March told the commit
tee, would be in France by next June,
according to the program.
Secretary Baker informed the com
mittee, the report said, that the presi
dent’s policy called for concentration
of American forces on the western
front, including Italy, and that “the
theory of the fighting in the future is
that we must force the issue and win
on the western front.”
Immediate extension of the draft
ages was declared by the army repre
sentatives to be imperative in order
that the United States may throw its
full strength into the struggle and win.
If the draft ages are fixed at from
eighteen tc forty-five, General March
said, the system of volunteer enlist
ment in tlie United States army auto
matically disappears.
Regiment of Regulars From Manila
Arrives at Vladivostok and Will
Aid Czecho-Slavs.
Washington, Aug. 17. —American
troops began to disembark at Vladi
vostok on Thursday aijd will immedi
ately join the international force to
aid the Czecho-Slovak army on its
campaign in Sibria.
The Americans are the Twenty-sev
enth regular infantry regiment from
Manila and will be followed by an
other regiment from the Philippines
and additional troops from the United
Col. Henry D. Styer is in command
of the regiment.
The entire American force will be
under Major General Graves, who has
been commanding a regular army di
vision at Camp Kearney, Cal.
London, Aug. 17.—The allied Arch
angel expeditionary force has reached
Pabereskala, 100 miles south of Arch
angel, on the railroad toward Vologda,
it is announced here.
Complete Squadron of 18 DeHaviland
Machines Fly Behind German
Lines—Return Safely.
Washington, Aug. 19.—General Per
shing advised the war department on
Friday that early In August a com
plete squadron of 18 DeHaviland Four
airplanes, built in the United States
and equipped with Liberty motors,
successfully carried out the first recon
noissance flight of American-built ma
chines behind the German lines. They
returned without loss.
Secretary Baker also said that Brig
adier General Foulois of the American
air service led the expedition.
Need 1,000,000 Laborers.
Des Moines, la.. Aug. 21.—There Is
a shortage of 1.000.000 unskilled labor
ers in war industries, according to an
order from Washington to the lowa
head of the public service reserve,
raising the state’s quota to 11,350.
New Camps Named.
Washington, Aug. 20.—New camps
near Stithton, Ky„ and Fayetteville,
N. C„ were named Camp Knox and
Camp Bragg, in honor of Knox, com
mander of the army in 1783, and
Bragg, a Confederate general.
Italy Decorates Americans'.
Italian Headquarters in Northern
Italy, Aug. 19.—Several members of
the American Red Cross ambulance
service have been decorated with the
Italian war cross for excellent conduct
on Mont Grappa early in June.
Soldiers to Farms by Furlough.
Washington. Aug. 19.—The way has
been opened for soldiers in camp to
get away for emergency work on the
farm. The war department announced
that enlisted men may obtain furloughs
to engage in agricultural work.
Huns Have New Sea Chief.
Amsterdam, Aug. 17.—Vice Admiral
Behncke has been appointed state sec
retary to the German admiralty, says
the Weser Zeltung of Bremen. Hej
*as formerly vice chief of the naval I
general staff.
Ten Planes Down; Decorated
Taris, Aug. 17.—Lieut. David Put-1
nam of the Lafayette escadrille, who
is officially credited with bringing I
down ten German machines, was dec- I
orated with the French military
News of the
Badger State
Oshkosh—No agreement on prices to
be charged for threshing was reached
at a meeting of fifty threshers and
farmers here. Farmen have claimed
that the prices for threshing" were too
high. Several of threshermen agreed
to cut prices. It was brought out that
the county threshers commitee of the
federal food administration has no
control aver the regulation of amounts
to be charged for threshing.
Birchwood Lieut Irvin Hurlburt
has returned to his home at Rice Lake
from the battle front in France. Hurl
burt is a member of the Rice Lake
company of national guards, and join
ed Pershing’s forces in France six
months ago. He was returned to this
country because of his marked ability
and will train officers for service in
machine gun companies.
La Crosse—To a La Crosse sculptor
goes the honor this year of winning
the George D. Wideher memorial gold
medal at the annual exhibition of
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
Arts. His name is Albin Polasek, who
began his artistic career carving fig
ures on church altars in a local fac
Wausau Farmers of Marathon
county are having success in raising
sorghum cane, which has grown from
eight to nine feet tall. Very little had
been grown in this locality before this
season, and the farmers, realizing the
shortage of sugar, are raising it as a
patriotic movement.
Oshkosh—-Steps have been taken to
establish regular and permanent agri
cultural work in Winnebago county.
Gustave A. Sell, who for the last year
has been acting as county emergency
food agent, under federal authority,
will be the county’s first agricultural
Oshkosh—Presidents of twenty-two
county Sunday schools associations of
Wisconsin met here to confer on the
needs of the coming year in the work
of the Wisconsin Sunday school asso
ciation. It was decided to increase
Sunday school activities to better sup
port war work.
Madison—Three new factory inspec
tors were named by the industrial com
mission. They are: Ivan Conklin,
Wauwatosa; C. J. KreHhamp, Prince
ton; Frank A. Frederickeon, Madison.
Miss Edna Kuhnert, Madison, was
named as an assistant in the woman’s
department of the commission.
Oshkosh—Peter E. Fluor, son of J.
Simon Fluor, former Oshkosh resident,
now of Santa Ana, Cal., has won his
double bars as a lieutenant in the
aviation corps. He was the first in a
squad of ninety to complete his course.
His brother, Fred, has joined the
La Crosse The La Crosse county
school of agriculture, one of the pio
neers in that field of education in the
northwest, may be closed because of
the war and the building converted
into *a tuberculosis sanatorium to care
for soldiers afflicted with that disease.
Appleton Elizah King, an Indian, j
held in jail on a charge of causing the
death of David O. Hill, an Indian, !
waived preliminary hearing and was
bound over for trial in circuit court on
a charge of second degree murder. He
will be tried in September.
Eau Claire—John H. Gadsby, said to j
be the oldest member of the Masonic j
lodge in Wisconsin, both as to age and
from length of membership, died here
at the age of 89. He was born in Gil
bertsville, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1829, and
came to Eau Claire in 1871.
Rhinelander —Joseph Tish shot and
killed his wife because she refused to
give him money, and then turned the
shotgun on himself, dying instantly. !
The shooting occurred on the road '
near Gagen, fifteen miles east of here. !
Tomahawk —The rear end of a south
bound extra freight went into the ditch
fifteen miles south of here. Ten cars
of logs were badly damaged. No one
was injured, but traffic was tied up
for twenty hours.
Oshkosh Winnebago county need
not worry about the wolf being at the
door as the county treasurer has re
ported regular funds of $260,341.24 and
special funds of $72,089.49.
Sheboygan—The public schools of
Plymouth will be opened a week later
in September this year, to give the
farmers the aid of students in harvest
ing their crops.
Madison —State Food Administrator
Magnus Swenson has been called to
Washington for a conference with
Herbert Hoover on Sept. 4 and 5.
Jefferson At the sixteenth annual
meeting of the soldiers and sailors of
Jefferson county, E. B. Heimstreet of
Palmyra was re-elected president.
Perry Goodrich of Fort Atkinson and
Frank Foote were re-elected to the offi
ces of secretay and truasurer.
Birchwood—Being one of three se
lected from a class of about 100 young
men by the selective service board of
Washburn county for a mechanical
training course at the University of
Wisconsin, was the honor that fell to
Lloyd C. Frank of Birchwood.
Sheboygan—The stations of the Mil
waukee and North-Western roads at
F lymouth, have been combined, in an
firder received from the general man
iger, Uncle Sam.. Hereafter, tickets
for both roads will be sold in the .C.,
M. & St. P. station.
Madison—Frank Schaettle, member
of the lower house of the Wisconsin
legislature from Buffalo and Pepin
counties, under federal indictment,
charged with violating the Mann act,
is at liberty on $5,000 bonds. He was
at one time mayor of Alma, Wis.
Appleton—The general offices of the
Wisconsin Northern railroad will be
established in this city in the near
future. The Old National bank build
ing has been leased and the offices
which are now located in Oshkosh wiii .
be moved here.
Appleton—lt is possible that this
city will be the home of another in
dustry. Negotiations are under way to
bring the jtiant of the Walsh Harness
company, novr located in Milwaukee,
to Appleton.
' Madison—A statement Issued by A.
H. Melville, executive secretary of the
.Wisconsin Food Administration, says:
“It should be definitely understood
that no public eating place will be
•giver anv sugar above their specified
allotment. Most of the proprietors
understand this, but many are using
more than they can afford to. They
should serve only two half lumps or
one teaspoonful of granulated sugar
to each patron at one meal. Unless
I they adopt some method of limiting
the service of sugar, they will find
themselves without any sugar at all
at the end of the month."
Madison Mail order houses have
been : guested to send into other
states only such amounts of sugar as
residents in those states are permit
ted by their local food administra
tors. Home canners in Wisconsin
can no longer get more than the ten
pounds given them upon application to
the county food administrators for
canning certificates, and may have
i only two pounds per person per month
for household consumption, ordering 2
pounds at a time if they live in a city
and five pounds if they live in the
j Green Bay -- The world’s record of
ten seconds foi laying a ship’s keel
was broken twice in the shipyards of
the Northwest Engineering works
Simultaneously with the launching of
the tug “Toiler,” anew keel was laid
in a berth vacated by the tug, and an
other keel in a berth close by. The
time of laying the keel was four and
one-half seconds and five seconds re
spectively. Facts on the record
breaking performance were wired to
the United States shipping board.
Madison—Three years in the federal
prison at Fort Leavenworth was the
punishment meted out in federal
court here to John M Becker, county
judge of Green count j, who was con
vlcted recently at Eau Claire of viola
tion of the espionage i.et. L. B. Nag
ler, Madison, former assistant secre
tary of the state of Wisconsin, con
victed of a similar offense, was sen
tenced to Fort Leavenworth for thirty
i months.
Madison—Camp Randall, one of the
Wisconsin mobilization points in civil
war days, and later the scene of many
a hard fought footba.l and baseball
battle, is to be the .emporary home
of thousands of soldiers soon to take
their places in the trenches of the
world conflict. The university has
signed a contract with the war depart
ment for the erection of barracks to
house 1,000 men. Work will be start
ed at once.
Madison The industrial commis
sion, realizing that on account of the
war more juveniles are leaving school
to earn a living has arranged to im
prove the juvenile department of the
commission in Milwaukee under Miss
Tracy Copp, who, with three assist
ants, will look after the placement of
children in industries and see that
they secure the proper vocational
Neenah—Although he pleaded guil
ty to the charge of stealing $125 from
the store of Otto Boelter, Ernest Ehr
gott was given another chance to go
straight when he appeared before a
local justice of the peace. The gov
ernment employment agency assisted
in finding him a job, and he is now on
Madison—Milwaukee’s fifteen draft
boards will register 65,768 boys be
tween the ages of 18 and 21, and men
between 31 and 45 on Sept. 5, accord
ing to estimates of Provost Marshall
General Crowder and received by
State Draft Administrator E. A. Fitz
Green Bay—Stanley Brewzynskl of
Shawano was killed by a bullet wound
in the head, inflicted by Deputy Sher
iff Charles Heckle near Pulaski.
Brewzynski, who was out of the re
i formatory on parole, was trying to es
cape from the officer when he was
Madison—The 2,000 Wisconsin sol
diers at cantonments in the United
States will have an opportunity to
vote by mail in the September prima
ries. Secretary of State Hull has
mailed a circular to all cantonment 9
where Wisconsin men are located ad
vising them how they may vote.
La Crosse —The war is believed to
be the cause of a decrease in the num
ber of dogs in the city. There are 133
less than there were last year, the to
tal this year being 1,606 for a town of
36,000. The high cost of feed is said
to be responsible for it.
Appleton—Albert Kosa, enemy alien,
arrested following an assault by a
Kimberly man for alleged unpatriotic
utterances, Is held for the United
States marshal. '
Sheboygan—The American Society
of Equity, Plymouth, adopted resolu
tions protesting against reduction of
the army service age from 21 to 18.
Ripon—Ripon is the first city in the
nation to order daily prayer for the
boys “over there.” All citizens at 5
p. m. daily, are to speak this prayer:
“Give victory, O Lord, to our country
and her allies. Bless our fighting men.
At all times keep them from evil and
bring them back to their homes in
peace, for Christ’s sake. Amen.
Madison Gov. Philipp asks co
operation of all citizens for an early
Aug. 24 of men of 21. He
urges employers to see that employes
| are registered early in the day.
Menasha —>■ Raymond Lenz of this
city has applied for a patent on an at
tachment for a moving picture ma
chine which' is heralded as quite a
success. The device permits making
a certain adjustment on the machine
without stopping it.
Madison Gov. E. L. Philipp will
take no part in the fight for the ap
proval of the prohibition amendment
to the federal constitution. He declar
ed that question will be for the legisla
ture to solve and that the governor
has nothing to do with it.
Marinette lt is understood here
that Col. W. M. Lee, former com
mander of the Second regiment of
Wisconsin in France, was recently
given an honorable discharge because
of age, and is now on bis way home
Coi. Lee resided in Oconto.
Wausau—Sergt. Harry J. Boyle, j
Seventy-third Royal Kighlandc re, Can- j
ada, is delivering a series of addresses .
in this county. Sergt. Boyle lost his
left leg during the big push on the
Somme in the fall of 1916.
The dry-land wireworm (Corymb ; tes noxius): a, Adult; b. larva; c, un
der surface of head of larva; and, side of last segment of larva (a, b, en
larged; c, and, more enlarged).
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Wireworms are especially destruc
tive to seed corn in the ground and to
the young coni and wheat plants. They
work entirely underground and are
among the most difficult to control of
all the Insect foes that afflict the farm
er. Much may he done, however, to
lessen their ravages by careful tillage,
drainage, proper rotation of crops, etc.
Wireworms are the young of the
common snapping beetles, or click bee
tles, and the worms are yellowish or
brownish, highly polished and slippery
to the touch. They move actively and
disappear rapidly when brought to the
surface by the plow or spade. The
eggs are laid In the ground, usually
In sod lands, where the young worms
are hatched. It takes three years for
most kinds of wireworms to get their
full growth and to become beetles.
Remedies for Wireworms.
The most successful method for the
control of wireworms are cultural in
nature. It having been found Impossi
ble, or at least impracticable, to poi
son them by any known means.
Where it is proposed to plant sod
land to corn the following year, to
prevent wireworm Injury the land
should be plowed Immediately after
the first hay cutting, usually early In
July, and should be cultivated deeply
during the remainder of the summer.
Land already In corn which Is badly
Infested should he cultivated deeply,
even at the risk of slightly root pruning
the corn. This should he continued
as long as the corn can be cultivated,
and as soon as the crop is removed
the field should be tilled thoroughly
before It Is sowr. to wheat.
In regions where wheat is seeded
down for hay, any treatment of In
fested fields is precluded. Where the
wheat Is not followed by seeding to
other corps, the fields should be plow
ed as soon as the wheat Is harvested.
This kills the worms by destroying
their food supply and preventing them
from preparing suitable sleeping quar
ters for the winter.
A thorough preparation of corn land
and a liberal use of barnyard manure
or other fertilizer is recommended, and
a vigorous stand may be produced
(Prepared by the United States De
partment of Agriculture.)
The cow-testing association
takes the guess work ojt of
dairying. No longer can the
camouflage of a fine appearance
protect the low-producing dairy
cow. Conformation indicates
performance, hut the Babcock
tost and the milk scales always
tell the true story. Knowing
the true feed and production
records of each cow, the dairy
man practices selective breed
ing, eliminates with certainty all
low producers, and feeds the re
mainder according to known
Feed Only Surplus of Nutritious
Food to Live Stock.
None of It, Either Fresh or Sour,
Should Be Wasted—Supplies More
Food Value in Preparing
Dishes for Table.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
It Is generally understood that milk
is a good, nutritious food, yet on many
farms some skiin milk Is fed to live
stock that could be utilized to better
advantage by the housewife in feeding
the family. It is cheaper and easier
to find an economical substitute for it
in feeding stock than in feeding human
beings. Skim milk should therefore be
used In home cookery first, in every
way possible, then if there Is any sur
plus it should be given to the young
stock on the farm. It is needless to
say that none of It, either fresh or
sour, should be wasted. When utilized
in preparing dishes for human con
sumption It supplies more food value
than when fed to animals and convert
ed into meat. Surplus skim milk may
be used economically to feed hogs, yet
100 pounds of it, which will produce
15 pounds of cheese, produce only 4.8
pounds of dressed pork if fed with
corn. Skim milk if made into cottage
cheese furnishes nearly seven times
ns much protein and nearly as much
energy as the dressed pork it would
produce. Of course the most nourish
ment is obtained when skim milk is
used direct, either for drinking or cook-
Mothering Poults.
If a chicKtn hen Is used for,a moth
er to poults, keep her housed until the
ooults are old enough te be weaned.
Cockerels to Keep.
Keep over till fall and winter only
such young cockerels as will be used
or .sold for breeding next winter.
Witch Baby Chicks.
Watch over your baby chicks and all
young stock to keep the flock free of
any that are runts or weaklings.
! sometimes In spite of the wireworms
by such treatment. Wherever practi
cable the Interposing of crops not se
verely attacked by wireworms. such as
field peas or buckwheat, between sod
and corn tends materially to reduce
the number of wireworms in the soil.
Some kinds of wireworms live only
in badly drained lanu, and for this rea
son thorough tile draining of such
fields Is often very beneficial, especial
ly where the general condition of the
fields Is improved by proper appllca*
tions of !ime and thorough cultiva*
In the Northwest and northern mid
dle \\ est the dry-land wireworm, pic
tured above, is very injurious. The
following methods have been found to
be valuable in the elimination of this
pest: (1) Disk or drag harrow the
summer fallow as early as possible In
the spring in order to produce a dust
mulch and thereby conserve the accu
mulated winter moisture; (2) con
tinue the disking as often as is neces
sary in order to maintain the mulch
and keep down the weeds; (3) plow
the summer fallow in July or early in
August and immediately drag; (4)
plow the stubble as soon as the crop
is removed.
Avoid Presh Sod.
Do not plant grain, and especially
corn, on freshly broken soil land if
this can be avoided. To do so expose*
it to almost certain injury by wire
worms, cutworms,- and white grubs.
I’lant such land first to soy beans,
cowpeas, clover, alfalfa, or buckwheat,
afterwards rotating to grain. The
growing of any one kind of grain on
the same land continuously is sure to
result In damage from insect pests,
and is bad agricultural practice. Adopt
a good System of crop rotation suit
able to your particular region. If you
do not know the most approved sys
tem of rotation for your locality, ask
your county agricultural agent or state
experiment station for advice.
Barley Easily Damaged.
Barley Is easily damaged by the
weather. Wet days at cutting time,
poor shocking and over-ripeness will
reduce seriously the quality.
. As far as possible, therefore,
skim milk should be used for human
food, and only the excess fed to live
Buttermilk is equal to skim milk for
feeding hogs, while whey is half as
valuable. Whey, being low in protein,
is not well suited for young pigs and
should be fed to older animals.
Ordinary grass pasture, or green rye,
oats, sorghum, rape, clover, alfalfa,
peas, or beans can take the place of
skim milk after the little pigs get a
start. Much green feed can he raised
without greatly reducing the acreage
of other crops.
Calves and pigs do well when some
skim milk is fed, but they need It only
for a short time and in limited quan
tities. Except when fed to very young
animals, skim milk is fed most econom
ically when supplemented with grain.
For dairy calves skim milk may he sub
stituted in part for whole milk on the
tenth day. If the calves are vigorous
they should receive a little grain and
hay at two weeks of age and it is safe
to discontinue the skim milk five or six
weeks later.
By substituting grain, green feed,
buttermilk and whey for skim milk In
animal feeding, much skim milk may
he released, for use in cooking, for con
densing, or for making cottage cheese.
Meal Made From This Crop Should
Be Used More Extensively
in Northern States.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Velvet beans, the great forage and
feed crop of the South, Is being given
special attention by the animal bus-,
bandry division. Investigations are be-i
ing conducted by this division In co-j
operation with state agricultural col-]
leges to determine the most economical]
form In which to feed velvet beans]
to fatten steers. The result of prac3
tlca! feeding tests conducted during!
the past year have been compiled and!
are being distributed among farmertl
and feeders In sections where velvet!
beans are grown successfully.
Because of tbe surplus of velvet!
beans in the South efforts are hefngl
made by the barenu of markets to ac-i
quaint dairymen and feeders of llvet
stock In the North and East of
value of velvet-bean meal In feeding
live stock. Experiments have been con
ducted at southern experiment sta
tions indicating that this meal is an
excellent feed for cattle, horses and
hogs, and it is pointed out that be
cause of the high prices of mill feeds
velvet-bean meal sfioald be used mo’e
generally by dairymen In the North
and East.
Bank Up the Well.
Is the well banked up so that surface
water does not find its way in? Sur
face water running into wells Is the
prevalent cause of typhoid fever and
various other fevers. A little work in
time may save a serious spell of sick.
ness lr 4 r.
the Land.
If you want to make your soil better
year by year you must cultivate well
drain well and In the most economical
way add humus and plantfootL

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