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WOMEN ON SHIP SUNK BY ENEMY Huns Ask for Peace as Tliey Kill Babies in Stormy Sea. 193 PERSONS ARE MISSING Seven Hundred and Seventy-One Rea. cued—Bodies of Children Taken Ashore —Vessel Was Bound for South Africa. London, Sept. 17. —The British steamer Galway Castle, of 7,988 tons gross, was torpedoed Thursday and sunk ou Friday. It had 9(JO persons on hoard, of whom 771 were reported saved. The 189 missing include 129 passengers, 86 naval and military offi cers and men, and 33 of the crew. Ninety third-class passengers lost were without exception women and children. The bodies of three of the children, who had died, were brought ashore. The captain and several of the officers are reported to have been still on board the ship when it was last seen. The Galway Castle left port for South Africa on Tuesday last, and was torpedoed on Thursday in a stormy sea. Hundreds of the passengers were rescued by attending steamers. CANAL LINE FOR ILLINOIS Barges to Carry Freight Between Chi cago and St. Louis. Chicago, Sept. 16. —October 1 will see Chicago placed on the map as a taby seaport, with the advent of regular barge service with St. Louis via the Illinois and Michigan canal, the Illinois river, and the Mississippi. Spring will see the baby developing sea legs, and a few years after the war the baby will be rolling into the company of Its experienced brothers of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. This was the assertion of E. S. Con way, chairman of the board of water resources of the state of Illinois, and one of the backers of the newly In corporated Illinois Barge and Boat company, which now has two coal laden barges en route from St. Louts Jo Chicago. On October 1 three lit tle steamers, towing from two to three barges each, will begin operating on regular schedule between St. Louis and Chicago. They will carry coal or any other commodity desired. 1 SLAIN, 6 HURT IN BATTLE Band of Slayers in Colorado and Posse in Fight—Detective Chief Shot to Death. Denver, Colo,. Sept. 16. —One dead, one dying, and four dangerously wounded is the casualty list of a bat tle between police and bandits that ex tended over a 90-ntile front throughout the night, all the way from Colorado Springs to Denver. The police took three prisoners. The larger part of the bandit army escaped and Is believed to be hiding in the mountains west of Denver. The dead man is John W. Rowan, Colorado Springs chief of detectives. The dying man is John D. Riley, Colorado Springs officer. RAID I. W. W. HEADQUARTERS Entire Staff of “Wobbly" Newspaper in Montana Town Arrested by Federal Officers. Butte. Mont., Sept. 16. —Federal and city officers raided the local I. W. W. headquarters and the office of the Butte Bulletin, the publication of which had been forbidden by the state council of defense. The entire staff, from the editor and business manager down to the linotype operators, were taken to police headquarters to be questioned about articles published In connection with the attempted strike of miners. SWISS MEDAL FOR WILSON Committee Formed to Recognize Aid of United States in Providing Food. Berne. Sept. 16. —A committee has ! been forihed here for the purpose of offering to President Wilson a gold medal as a token of Swiss esteem for the valuable assistance the United States has given to Switzerland by pro viding bread, grain and other victuals. Accepts Crown of Finland. Stockholm, Sept. 13.—Prince Fred erick Charles of Hesse has accepted the Finnish crown. The Finnish diet will meet soon to confirm the accept ance Germans Near Starvation. Btrne, Sept. 17.—Starvation would be the portion of the larger German cities If they did not Increase their scanty stores through “Illegal trading," Deputy Von Herzberg Lottum said in the Prussian low .-r house. Try to Rob Illinois Bank. Dixon, 111., Sept. 17.—Five bandits, believed to have been Earl Dear, “Big Joe” Moran and others who escaped fr- n the county jail In Chicago, made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the bank at Mount Morris. Deserters Fill Cologne. Amsterdam. Sept. 16.—" Fleeing de serters recently have been repeatedly fired at in the busy streets of Co logne," said Herr Oserfeld, member of the relclistag, in. a message ad dressed to Chancellor Hertiing. Premier Lloyd George 111. Manchester, Sept. 16. —It was offl cially announced that Premier Lloyd George is suffering from a chill. 'He has a high temperature and may be prevented from fulfilling all his en gagements in his present tour. Enough Yarn for Soldiers. Washington, Sept. 13. —The war In dustries board announces that war re lief organizations will continue to re ceive their supply of kuittiug yarn to be mad * into woolen garments for American soldiers and sailors. Sixteen Miners Killed. Nanaimo. B. C., Sept. 13. —Sixteen miners, employed by the West err Fuel company, were instantly killed when the steel cable attached to the cage in vhj<h they were being lowerul down Protect i m Island shaft broke DRAFT WARNING GIVENOTRIKERS President Tells Machinists They Must Fight if They Refuse to Work. MUST ABIDE BY DECISION Wilson Notifies Men at Bridgeport Conn., That Unless They Return They Will Be Ordered Into Army. Washington, Sept. lA—Striking ma chinists at BridgepOii, Conn., have been notified by President Wilson that unless they return to work and abide by the wage award of the war labor board they will be barred from em ployment for a year and draft bnords will be Instructed to reject auy claim of exemption from military service based upon their alleged usefulness on war production. The president’s warning went in a letter addressed to the machinists re plying to resolutions forwarded to him announcing the strike because of dis satisfaction over tlie war labor board’s award and a later interpretation by an umpire. The war*department also has taken over the Smith & Wesson company of Springfield, Mass., anti will operate the plant and business to secure continu ous production and prevent industrial disturbance. The company recently gave notice that ft would prefer to have the gov ernment operate its plant rather than abide by a decision of the war labor hoard enforcing collective bargaining. Mr. Wilson’s letter was addressed to the Bridgeport district lodge of the In ternational Association of Machinists and other striking workmen of Bridge port, Conn. “PEACE NEARER”—HERTLING German Chancellor Declares Govern ment and Army Chiefs Are Op posed to All Conquests. London, Sept. 16.r-Notwithstandlng the allies’ declination of Germany’s peace offer, Count von Hertling, the imperial German chancellor, is con vinced that peace is nearer than is generally supposed, according to an address made by the chancellor before the trades unionist leaders in Germany, says a c|Jspatch to the Exchange Tele graph from Copenhagen. The chancellor declared both the German government and army leaders desired hd understanding and peace and that the government and the army leaders were against all conquests. As soon as he was convinced of the impossibility of an agreement with the upper house on the suffrage question, the chancellor said, he would dissolve the lower house. U. S. TO FIX COTTON PRICE President Will Act After Committee Investigates the General Situation. Washington, Sept. 16. President Wilson announced that a fair price for raw cotton will be fixed if that should he deemed necessary after the commit tee to be appointed by the war indus tries board has completed its Inquiry into the general cotton situation. During the investigation a separate committee or' three, soon to be named, will buy cotton for use of the United States government ahd the allies at prices to he approved l>y the president. Since most of the cotton of the coun try is required for war uses, this gov ernment buying is expected to stabilize prices. HOUSE PASSES BOND BILL Designed to Aid ip Sale of Liberty Se curities by Making Them Exempt From Federal Tax. Washington, Sept. 16. —The house on Friday passed the bill designed to aid the sale of Liberty bonds by mak ing them exempt from federal tax when sold to Individuals and corpora tions. There was not a dissenting vote. TWO FLYERS DIE IN TEXAS Lieut. C. R. Janes of Chicago and Enisted Man Killed When Plane Crashes tofEarth. Fort Worth, Tex., Sept. 16.—Lieut. C. R. Janes, Chicago, was killed in stantly and an enlisted man named Luntz. was fatally injured here when their airplane crashed to earth Ir a spin. Lantz died shortly after the ac cident. Debeney Given High Honor. Paris, Sept. 17. —General Debeney has been raised to the dignity of grand I officer of the Legion of Honor. The i citation was made in recognition of j brilliant services in stopping the Ger- I man drive toward Amiens last March. Grant Higher Freight Rates. Washington, Sept. 17. —Increased : rates on packing house products rnov- Ing from east of Chicago to Pacific I roast points were authorized by the ! Interstate commerce commission. The ! new rates are 20 to 30 cents higher. Admits Hun Position Is Serious. Rotter- am. Sept. 16.—“ Our position I is the most serious In German history,” j the Cologne Zeitung says. “We fight the world with only our own strength. I Suggestions that we evacuate Belgium | avail us nothing.” Brussiloff Reported Killed. Copenhagen. Sept. 16. General Brussiloff. former commander in chief ; of the Russian armies, has been killed i at Moscow, near the Sabrin prison, ac ; cording to dispatches reaching here ! from Kiev. Villa General Executed. El Paso, Tex., Sept. 13.—Julio Acosta, a general with Villa at the 1 time of the Columbus (X. M.) raFd, ; was executed by the home guard com -1 maud at Las Ceuvas, Chihuahua, Mexi | according to an official statement. Big Deficit in Gasoline. Washington. Sept. 13. —Figures on tl\e production and consumption of gasoline, forwarded by the fuel sdmln i istration to the senate, show there is Ia large deficit and that orders further i curtailing its use may be expected. WE ARE HARD AS STEEL-THE KAISER *** U. S. TROOPS SAVED WHITE STAR LINER PERSIC IS TORPEDOED. Destroyers Rescue 2,800 American Sol diers—Not a Man Lost or Even injured. Washington, Sept. 13. —The navy department announced on Wednesday the receipt of a dispatch from Vice Admiral Sims stating that a British liner carrying American troops was torpedoed September 8 off the English coast. All ou board were saved. London, Sepc. 13.—An American troopship with 2,800 men on board has been torpedoed. AH hands were saved. The ship was beached. (The United States os.Tf depart ment announced that fine vessel was the White Star liner Persic of 12,043 tons.) In order to save time, instead of launching the boats the men clambered down ropes to destroyers which sur rounded the stricken vessel. The troop ship was one of a large r oy ap proaching the English coast and was about 200 miles out. The torpedoing took place Friday at 3 p. ra. There was no sign of panic on board. Many of the troops were from Chicago and Cleveland. No one was injured. Something had gone wrong with the troopship’s engines, which compelled her tor a time to lag behind the rest of the convoy, but the trouble had been fixed up and she was fast catching up with the other transports when a tor pedo lilt her just forward of the en gine room. RED SOX WIN WORLD TITLE Boston Americans Defeat Chicago Na tionals in Battle for Champion ship—Score, 2 to 1. Boston, Sept. 13.—Max Flack, by muffing a line drive in the third Inning, gave Boston a 2 to 1 victory in the deciding game of the world series of 1918. Boston wins the title, four to two Tyler and Mays had been pitch ing beautiful ball with the margin in favor of the Chicago southpaw. He had wavered in the third, passing two of the enemy. Then he had game ly pitched himself out and two were gone when Whiteman, the jinx of the Cubs during the whole series, lined to Flack. It looked as If the inning was safely over but the ball popped out of Max’ mitts and two runs raced over the plate. U. S. ARMY AT ARCHANGEL American Troops Land in Siberia to Assist Allied Forces In North ern Russia. Washington, Sept. 13.—American troops have landed at Archangel to as sist the other allied forces there In their campaign for the re-establish ment of order in northern Russia. This announcement was authorized by Gen eral March, chief of staff. For military reasons the number of soldiers landing was not revealed, nor was it made clear from whence they had embarked. It was assumed, however, that the sol diers had been sent from English camps, where Americans are training. Baker Returning to Paris. Paris. Stpt. 17.—Newton D. Baker, American secretary of war, who has been on the American front watching the offensive, hns returned to Paris. It ts announced that he expects to depart shortly for England. Hold Five Draft Evaders. Tulsa. Okla., Sept. 17.—Five men— four of them brothers and all citizens of Porum, near here —were held here, in lieu of a SIOO bond each, following their arraignment on charges of fail ure to register. Plan $50,000 Liberty Bond Gift. Baltimore, Md., Sept. 14. —Friends and admirers of Cardinal Gibbons have completed plans for the presentation to the cardinal of a $50,000 Liberty bond on the ocasion of the golden Ju bilee of his consecration as a bishop. Says Beware of Assassins. Amsterdam, Sept. 14.—The soviet government has Issued a significant or der to the all people’s commissaries to take precautions for their personal safety, according to a dispnteh to the Rhenlsche Westfalllsche Zeitung. Turks Kill French Priests. Washington. Sept. 13. —News from Teheran. Persia, confirms reports of j the murder of Christians by the Turks. Among the victims were Father Son- I tag. a French Lararist priest, and sev- I eral other clergymen. German Loss Is Appalling. London, Sept. 13.—The Germans ha\;e lost 500.000 men in the past month, 300.000 of whom were killed. So low has tl; German man power become that the 1920 class is expected on the firing line daily. WAUSAU PILOT 24,000,000 FIGHTERS 13,000,000 NAMES ADDED TO U. S. WAR LIST. Provost Marshal General Says Great Problem Now Is to Classify Registrants Justly. Washington, Sept. 14. —With assur ances from every section of the coun try that the registration of America’s millions of men between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one and thirty two to forty-five, inclusive, had been accomplished with precision, Provost Marshal General Crowder turned his attention to the great task of classify ing this vast army. Thirteen million names, approxi mately, have now been added to the II,000,(XX) already registered, making a total man-power census of about 24,- 000,000. The great problem now, General Crowder said, is to classify the regis trants Justly and wisely both for the welfare of the army and for the eco nomic and industrial good of the na tion. CITIZENS OF ALLIES HELD Subjects of Britain and France Thrown Into Prison by Bolshevik Officials. Stockholm. Sept. 13. —Eleven Eng lishmen and eleven French citizens have been arrested and imprisoned In the fortress of SS. Peter and Paul in according to apparently re liable Information received here today from the Russian city. The Englishmen incarcerated include R. H. B. Lockhart, the British con sul general at Moscow, who was con demned to death by the bolshevik gov ernment. hut who escaped execution as the result of the intervention of all the neutral diplomatic representatives. (The fortress of SS. Peter and Paul is one of the most famous dungeons in the world. Under the regime of the czar political prisoners were confined there and its rigors often meant that they never came out alive.) PEASANTS TAKE PETROGRAD Many of Population Join Invaders and Opposing Force Fight in Streets —Fires Rage in the City. London. Sept. 14. —Russian peasants who revolted against the bolshevik government a few days ago are report ed to have entered Petrograd and to have been joined by a large part of the population, says a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Central News Agen cy. Severe fighting Is proceeding in the city and fires have broken out at some places. TO ENLIST 5.000 U. S. GIRLS Miss Gunther Coming From France to Employ Women Clerks to Release Men. Paris, Sept. 16.—Miss Elsie Gunther, chief of the female labor bureau of the American expeditionary force, has gone to the United States to recruit 5.000 American girl clerks to release men for military service. Miss Gun ther will seek to bnlist college girls. —. •- , Deport Fifty Mexicans. Toledo, 0., Sept. 16.—Fifty Mexi cans from Toledo, Detroit and Cleve land, in charge of immigration officials, left here on Friday afternoon for the international line, where they will be deported. 72 Russ Rebels Executed. Stockholm, Sept. 16.—As a result of attempts to kill Soviet Commander Berzian and Military Councillors Smil gin and Goloshkin, 72 counter-revolu tionaries have been executed In Petro grad. Thirty-three German Children Killed. Amsterdam. Sept. 14. —Thirty-three German children and two railroad men were killed in a collision between an excursion train and a train carrying goods between Schneide Muehl and Poson. Eighteen were injured. Sugar One Cent Higher. New York, Sept. 14.—A cent a pound Increase in the price of sugar has been authorized by the federal food board. Hereafter prices will range from 11 cents for one pound to 52 cents for five pounds. Instructor and Cadet Killed. Dallas, Tex.. Sept. 14.—Lieut. Par ker Bruce of Chicago anc Lieut. An thony A. S>ego of Kentland Ind., were instantly killed here when an airplane fell. Bruce was an instructor, while Sego was a flying cadet. Congressmen Are Exempt. Washington, Sept. 14. —The impres sion that members of congress are sub ject to draft was removed by a ruling of General Crowder, who holds con gressmen are exempt by statute from the draft law. | News of the 1 | Badger State | r.llllll|||||||||i||||||||||||||||j| m | m | m||| S Racine—The Racine county council of defense submitted an ordinance providing that all men between 17 and 60 should be employed during the war.' The promoters of the ordinance de clared it was a move by which foreign born people, now earning from §6 to sl2 per day, could be compelled to work six days a week and not loaf three, because of the high pay they receive, thus retarding industry. The Racine common council refused to adopt the ordinance. Representatives of union labor organizations and ald ermen declared it is a drive against the laboring classes. It was agreed to submit the matter to committees representing the city, the trades and labor council, and the county council of defense. Milwaukee—Although the total at tendance at the 1918 state fair fell a trifle below the record for 1917, the gross receipts were greater this year than last, fhe grandstand receipts be ing larger and the Milwaukee Asso ciation of Commerce selling a larger number of tickets. The state fair au thorities have not completely finished checking up the total receipts for this year, but the figures for the gates and the grand stand are as given. At tendance-1918, 187,829; 1917, 188,- 889. Receipts—l9lß, $66,484.65; 1917, $64,685.00. Marinette—Co. I of Marinette, for mer unit of the Second Wisconsin regiment, took a prominent part in the second battle of the Marne. It was the organization which first entered the city of Fismes and is given credit for capturing that important German base. In this bottle the company sus tained eighty casualties, or nearly one-third of its 250 members out. Ev ery officer was wounded, two privates killed and only two sergeants re mained when the battle was over. Eau Claire Der Herold, German language publication, established here thirty years ago, announced that here after the paper will be published at La Crosse under new management. J. J. Auer, former editor, now is serving a sentence in the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, having been found guilty of publishing seditious articles. Norman Auer, publisher, plans to en ter the army soon. Racine The signature attached to the last will and testament of Theo dore W. Johnson, which bequeathed to Mrs. L. C. Hahn of Racine estate val ued at SBO,OOO, was declared a forgery by Judge Palmer of the probate court in a decision and the estate will be divided between children of Johnson’s mother’s brother, who reside in Den mark. Neenah—Steps were taken to unite the cities of Neenah and Menasha at a recent meeting of merchants and man ufacturers of the two cities. A com mittee was appointed to take the mat ter up and to form the plans for bring ing this move, which has been tried on many occasions, to be a reality. Each city has a population of nearly 7,000 people. Racine—The Racine board of edu cation has accepted a proposition by which William Horlick, Sr., president of the Horlick Malted Milk company, gives to the city eleven acres of land valued at $25,000, to be used for edu cational and school purposes. The only proviso to the proposition is that a public school building be erected on the site within ten years. Oshkosh—Roger E. Simmons of this city, who escaped from Russia after having been condemned to death, is expected home about Oct. 1 by Mrs. Simmons, who received word from him to that effect in a letter written June 12, which only recently reached its destination. Raicne—Two hundred student sol diers are to receive military training at Racine college, according to word received from the war department by Warden Talbot Rogers. The entire college campus is to be used for drill purposes with an army officer in com mand. La Crosse That Frank Weigent, La Crosse, who died of wounds in a hospital in France, was ministered to in his last hours by Miss Selma John son, a nurse from his home city, was the information in a letter to relatives. Janesville —John Balfe, 50 years of age, shot and killed himself after fir ing several shots at 'the policeman who came to arrest him at his home on a disorderly charge. La Crosse —Registration in the La Crosse public schools shows a small reduction, as compared to a year ago. The attendance is 125 less than in June, when school closed. Antigo—The valuation Of Antigo has increased $638,813 in one year from $4,880,367 to $5,519,180. The largest single increase is in logs and timber, over 100 per cent. There are also large increases in real estate and per sonal property. Madison—The latest building among the campus group to be requisitioned by the government as barracks for the student soldiers, is the University “Y.” The entire building including the cafeteria will house students at Uncle Sam’s expense. Madison —The University Supply as sociation, principal book store in Mad ison, filed a petition in bankruptcy scheduling liabilities at $26,249 and as sets of $17,497. This store has for years furnished the major part of the University of Wisconsin students supplies. Oshkosh—Charles R. Heisinger of this city, former exalted ruler of the Oshkosh lodge of Elks, who was grad uated from the officers’ training school af Fort Sheridan as a captain, has now received promotion to major. Madison—W. B. Raymond, Republi can. only candidate for register of deeds of Vilas county, died suddenly Sept. 1 and was nominated to the of fice on the day of his funeral, accord ing to a report received at the office of the secretary of state. Madison—Gov. E. L. Philipp has re ceived a call for 6.000 men for Waco, Tex., from Wisconsin, to entrain dur ing the five-day period commencing Oct. 7. These men are for general military services. Madison—Gov. Philipp sent the fol lowing message to Provost Marshal General Crowder, covering Wiscon sin’s part in the registration: “Wis consin gladly adds to its honor roll 308,871 registrants as follows:- 260,885 citizens, 21,728 dec!® rents, 26,258 aliens. Wisconsin eagerly awaits your instructions to proceed with the se lective process. Wisconsin will fur nish its quota for October.” Wiscon sin’s quota as estimated by the war department is 326,000. When it is con sidered tha* many within the age limit are in the service, the number will not fall far below 320,000. Madison Jenkin Lloyd Jones, fa mous preacher and author, died at his home at Tower Hill on the Wisconsin river. He was 74 years old. Dr. Jones’ death followed an operation. He had been critically ill for three weeks. Dr. Jones fought as a private with the Wisconsin troops through the civil war. He gained fame as a crusader in Chicago almost half a century ago. For many years he was a lecturer on English history at the University of Wisconsin. He was the father of Richard Lloyd Jones, editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, Madi son. Madison—lncreased street car fares are becoming the fad in Wisconsin. A number of cities already have the 6- cent fare and there is a possibility that one city may have a 7-cent fare. The first city to get a 6-cent fare was Eau Claire. The fares were increased in the city of Green Bay next, and then followed adjustments of inter urban schedules in many localities. Janesville has been given a 6-cent fare and a 6-cent fare in Racine was ordered. An application for a 6-cent fare in Madison is pending before the commission. In Ashland a 7-cent fare may be granted. Madison—A “common law” marri age cannot be legally entered into in Wisconsin, according to the opinion of Atty. Gen. Spencer Haven given to Dist. Atty. G. H. Dawson of Cran don. In another opinion the attorney general held an Indian in the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation could not be prosecuted for abandonment under the laws of Wisconsin, as he was not subject to the criminal laws of the state. Cumberland Threshing has been completed in this locality and the yield of the various cereals exceeded all expectations, the wheat acreage was increased 80 per cent, the yield runing from seventeen to thirty-six bushels per acre, oats sixty to ono hundred, rye twenty to thirty-five, and barley thirty to forty-five, canning peas netting the farmer from sixty to one hundred dollars per acre. Madison Dr. Charles McCarthy, former state legislative reference li brarian, now aide to Herbert Hoover, arrived in Washington from Europe ac cording to word received here. While in France Dr. McCarthy served as a volunteer for five days in the Red Cross with the Wisconsin troops dur ing the big drive and he states their work was marvelous and the talk of all France. Racine —After traveling 7,000 miles and spending S6OO to make the trip, Frank J. Kaiser has arrived here from Chile and expects to leave soon for one of the military camps. He has two brothers already in the service and both of them are now “over there.” Appleton Vernon Coullourd of Oconto, was elected president of the Green Bay District, Christian Endeav or society. Other officers are: Rev. Boose of Marinette, vice-president: Dora Fielder, Sturgeon Bay, secre tary, and Cynthia Lau of Green Bay, treasurer. Waukesha —President Houghton of Carroll college has leased the Terrace hotel adjoining Bethesda Spring park as permanent barracks and head quarters for the Carroll unit of 150 men of the Students’ Army Training corps, to be established in Carroll this fall. Marinette —Edward Scofield, grand son of Gov. Scofield, was recently commissioned as lieutenant in the aviation corps and ordered to Dayton field. He was injured in an aeroplane fall and feared for a long time that his injuries would make it impossible for him to qualify. Wausau—The Wausau Gas company has applied to the railroad commission of Wisconsin for permission to in crease the rates charged the consum ers for gas, claiming the existing rates are inadequate to cover necessary op erating expenses and net a reasonable return upon its investment. Appleton—Claude Stark, who was on the Joseph Cudahy oil tanker which was torpedoed by a German submarine Aug. 17, arrived home for a few days’ visit with his parents. Afloat on the nigh seas for more than two days was part of Stark’s adventures. Antigo— Capt. O. A. Miller of the One Hundred and Seventh trench mor tar battery, Thirty-second division, has been cited for bravery in action by the French military authorities to re ceive the croix de guerre. He is the l first oflker in the brigade to receive a citation. The information is con veyed in a letter to Mrs. Miller. Kenosha The Kenosha patriots* fund appropriated $20,000 to the American Red Cross of which $15,000 is to be used for local work and the remainder for national work. Kenosha —“Wacht Am Rhein” is no longer known to the schools of Keno sha. The board of education by unan imous vote ordered that pages of all music books in the schools containing the song be torn out of the books and i burned. Madison Wisconsin farmers who grow pure-bred corn will find a greater demand for seed next year than ever before. R. A. Moore of the college of agriculture said that a great effort should be made to save the seed this fall. Madison —No infections of late potato blight have been found in the fields of central and eastern Wisconsin by the inspectors of the college of agricul ture. The disease is n-ell under con trol in the twelve fields in Barron county where it was found last month. Appleton —By a vote of about SO to 40 the Wisconsin conference of Metb dist ministers placed itself on record as favoring a merger of the two con ferences, their own, and the Western Wisconsin conference. POSSE BATTLES DRAFTEVADEeS ONE MAN IS KILLED AND FIVE WOUNDED ON FARM NEAR OWEN, WIS. FOUR BROTHERS RESISTED Fire on Federal Officers Sent to Ar rest Them—Three Fugitives Make Escape From Farmhouse Be sieged by 200 Armed Men. Owen, Wis., Sept. 17. One man was killed and five wounded during a pitched battle between a posse of armed citizens and state guards and four alleged draft evaders at the Krueger farm, two miles west of here. Harry Jensen, stationmaster at Withee was instantly killed while re loading his, rifle 800 feet away from the farmhouse. Emil Laino, of Withee, sustained five bullet wounds and near ly died from loss of blood. Other in jured are Angus Page, Frank White and Mattson. All are expected to re cover. Two special agents of. the depart ment of justice called at the Krueger farm to arrest the four Krueger brothers, Frank, Louis, Ennis, and Leslie, on charges of evading the se lective service, and were fired upon by two of the young men. The officers returned to Owen and formed a posse of 200 armed men who surrounded the farm house, from which they were iiu mediitciy fired upon. After an all night siege, during which hundreds of shots were ex changed, it was disoevered at daylight that there was no one in the beleag uered house. Frank Krueger, one of the men the posse sought to arrest, surrendered after being shot through the leg. Thfe other three brothers, Eu nis, Lewis and Leslie, who were known to be in the house when the battle began, had disappeared during the night. It is claimed it would be impossible for them to escape from the premises through the cordon of guards and it is believed they are still in hiding on the farm. Mrs. Krueger, mother of the four boys, was taken to Eau Claire and lodged in the county jail, while her wounded son, Frank, was taken to a hospital at Chippewa Falls. Neither would say anything. Frank is being carefully guarded. Mrs. Krueger is near a nervous collapse. The whole county and neighborhood are at fever heat and it will be short shrift for the boys when they are caught. Frank Krueger, who is being held by the authorities, is 36 years old. The other three brothers, who are be ing sought by the authorities, are: Ennis, 20; Louis, aged 23, and Leslie, aged 26. Frank and Ennis are charged with having railed to register on Sept. 12, while Louis and Leslie have failed to obey summons from the local boards and are charged with deser tion. When the attacking party stormed the house early Sunday they found it had been struck by many bullets. There were bullet holes through every wall, through windows and the roof. A search of the basement, the only place where the boys could have hid den, brought no clew to their where abouts. The house was stocked with food, ammunition and several high powered rifles, indicating that the Kruegers had expected a siege and prepared for it. Dead animals, in cluding a huge bull, that had come within the range of the fire, were found in the yard. The huge bam on the Krueger farm, which was set ablaze after formalde hyde gas had been introduced in an effort to drive out the men if they had hidden in the loft, proved to be a veri table arsenal. Hundreds of cartridges popped during the blaze and in one corner a secret chamber was disclosed in which the brothers evidently in tended to hide on the approach of of ficers. An accident caused the firing of the barn, an explosion resulting when the air suddenly came into con tact with the strong gas. Destruction of the barn apparently dissolves the theory that the men had hidden on the premises. C. E. Marks, agent of the depart ment. of justice at Madison, Town Marshal Peter Rasmussen and Deputy United States Marshal Joseph Gantz barely escaped with their lives when they went to arrest the four brothers. Harry and Frank Krueger were in the corn field when the officers approach ed. Marks told Frank he wished to speak with him, but was warned not to approach. A moment later the boys opened fire on the officers with auto matic pistols, it is claimed. A bullet tore through Marks’ coat at the shoulder while others bruised Rasmus sen and Gantz. The officers returned the fire and the brothers retreated to the house from which they continued to fire. Neenah—Stanley, 2-year-old son of llr. and Mrs. William Becker, died as the result of choking on a salted peanut given him by an older brother. Kenosha Sergeant James Martin, the only colored man Kenosha con tributed to the army, has been deco rated for bravery in action, according to letters received here. Kenosha —Kenosha registered 7,602 men between the ages of 18 and 45. Of this number thirteen are facing ar rest as deserters, who are over 21 and who failed to register June 5. Most Wallflowers Peppery. The mustard family contains more han two thousand species and in cludes cabbage, cauliflower, turnip, radish, horseradish and, in ornament als, the stocks, sweet alyssum and the wallflower. Paint From Hands. Paint and varnish can easily be re moved from one’s hands by first rub bing any kind of grease or lard well into hands, then washing them with warm water and soap. Did He Hasten In? She —“Ob, Ji?ck, dear. I’m glad you’ve come. Father is so excited and disturbed. Do go in and calm him.” H e “Very well. But what’s the mat ter with him?” She —Well—er—I just told him you wanted to many me.” —Boston Transcript. Uncle Eben. •T’s willin' to love my fellowtren,’’ said Uncle Eben; “but I can't git p no mo’ ambition to ’sociate wif some of ’em dan a rabbit has foh ruakin’ up to a houu’ dog.” pf CADDftBfSW 1 u mm L/i. HAgf BRAVE BEAUTY. “There was a little dog named Beauty, ” snid Daddy, “and this dog was a fox terrier.” “I’ve always loved fox terriers,” said Nancy, “they are my favorites.” “They are usually so brave and loyal, too,” added Nick. “Are you going to tell us a story about one who was brave. Daddy?” "Yes.” chimed in Nancy, “was Beauty a very brave dog, and did he do some thing very fine?” “He did indeed,” said Dnddy. “You’ll tel! us about him, won’t you?" asked Nick. “Oh, yes, we must hear '.bout Beau ty, now that we know he was a brave Beauty. Oh, most certainly we must hear about him now, eh. Daddy?” asked Nancy. “To be sure you must both hear the story of Beauty’s bravery and that is the story I had planned to tell you this very evening.” “Goodie!” exelnimed Nick and Nancy, and Daddy commenced: “Beau ty was black and white. He was more white than he was black, though, for his little body was white and the black was to be found in spots which the children who owned Beauty thought were very beautiful. One ear was black, the other ear was partly so, and in the center of the forehead was another black spot. “They thought he was such a beauti ful little puppy when he first came to them that at once they named him Beauty. “Now, this family with the three children and Beauty lived on a house boat in a big river. The house boat had two stories, one upstairs where the bedroom was and downstairs where the kitchen and dining room and living room were. “At night the two boys and their little sister would go upstairs to bed, and they had two little rooms adjoin ing. Then later on the mother and daddy would go upstairs and last of all Beauty would settle down in a corner of the sofa which was fixed for him the last thing at night. This corner was well covered with a comfortable old shawl, so that Beauty would he happy and cozy all night. “Of course he would take naps dur ing the evening as the family chatted and talked and played games. But his real evening’s sleep would begin when all the rest of the household was peace fully dreaming and he would have a long, long night of rest and wonderful dog dreams. “And then in the morning he would welt outside the doors of the children’s rooms and hope every minute that he would hear them getting up and call ing him, and opening the door. “For on many of these wonderful mmi MBMBrniggMEHMI —. “What Is It, Beauty?” summer mornings they had had swims near the shore, and how they all en joyed them! “But it was night, and everyone was in bed. It was ail so still. But Beauty couldn’t sleep. There was a strange smell which made his head feel so queer and as if he almost couldn’t breathe. “ ‘Sniff-sniff,’ went his little nose In the air, and still he couldn’t under stand It. But he knew there was something quite wrong about it. And It reminded him of the stove, yes, that was it, the gas stove when it was being lighted to cook the dinner. But that strange smell had never been so strong and had never kept np for such a time. “There was danger In that smell. He knew it. And lie sat up straight in the darkness and wondered what could be done. “He ran into the kitchen. And there the smell of gas almost knocked him over. For one awful moment he felt as though he would just lie down and die, hut forgetting about the queer feel ing in nis head by thinking of those upstair he ran to the room first of the tw< boys, p.rd then of their little sister, . nd then to the door where their mo’her and daddy slept. “ ‘S-c-r s-t-e-h,’ w'ent his nailf on the door. And then more and more fu riously he scratched. He whined and he cried, and at last the daddy got up, feeling very sleepy. “‘Whnt is it, Beauty?’ he naked. Do you want to come in this room? Were you lonely downstairs. It’s not morn ing yet, you know.’ And then the daddy got a terrific whiff of gas. ‘The gas is escaping in the kitchen,’ he said, ‘and we would never hnve knova it but for you, brave Beauty.’ And as the daddy turned off the gas wiiich had all been left on by some dreadful mistake, they all said: ‘lt was brave Beauty who saved our lives!’ ” Cake Not Good for Girls. “Mamma,” said four-year-old Dor othy. “let us play I am your mamma and you are my little girl " “Very well, dear,” replied her moth er. “How shall we begin?” “Well,” answered Dorothy, “you can ask me for a piece of cake and I’ll tell you that cake isn’t good for little girls.” Not Apt to Break Heart Strings. The boy who is tied to his mother’s apron strings when he grows up won’t be so apt to break her heart strings. Tyre Was Punctured. The Sunday school teacher put to her class a number of questions touch ing the history of the cities mentioned in the Bible. * “What happened to Babylon?” was the first query. “It fell,” said one boy. “And what became of Nineveh*’ “ Tt * ; destroyed.” >.u of Tyre?” *d.” The government today is the biggest employer of iabor In the Unite* States.