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\V|)rld M'/ir effects are being
reflected not only in automobiles,
but in their upholstery and in ap­
parelling of chauffeurs and foot­
The militaristic tendency was
most noticeable at the Automo­
bile Fashion Show at Sheepshead
Washington, D. C., Aug. 9—Con­
gress may turn itself into a great
chautauqua when it finishes its work
here, to enlighten every section of
the country on the need of prosecut­
ing the war vigorously, not only as a
war for world democracy, but as a
tight for American rights and preser­
President Wilson himself may "do
his bit", in the same direction, pos­
sibly by a speech on some occasions,
or by a letter to congressional lead­
Plans were in a nebulous state to
day, hut the undercurrent in official
quarters was toward such a move.
Congressional leaders were talking
of practically putting congress on the
stump- tby asking every representative
and senator tQ go through his district
during the recess, speaking on the
part of the United States in the war,
and emphasizing that the United
States is fighting for a future, not of
the world, hut of itself.
Those who favor the plan point out
that the country is hearing many agi­
tators wn'b oppose thedraft anil par­
ticipation in the war. They think that
the people should hear some things
of the other side of the question, and
from official sources.
Continued fiom page *.
tion of all Such products, designated
In establishing government control,
the bill authorizes the president to
efflreter into any vninntarv arrange­
ments, create or use any agency or
agencies, to accept services of any
person without compensation, to co­
operate With any agency or person,
to utilize any department
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of the government, and to co-ordinate
their activities.
In pursuance of such authorization,
President Wilsgp plans to appoint
Herbert C. Hoover food administrat­
or. Control of other necessaries nam­
ed may be accomplished through other
agencies. The house provision. for an
individual food administrator was en­
acted only after the president had
prevailed, upon the senate and house
conferees to eliminate a senate amend­
ment, inserted by two overwhelming
votes of 63 to 19 and 60 to 23, pro­
posing a board of food of three sub­
ject to senate confirmation.
Comprehensive powers are given in
the bill, passed as a war measure, to
assure adequate supply and equitable
distribution of the named necessaries,
to facilitate their movement, to pre­
vent, locally and generally, scarcity,
monopoly, boarding, injurious specu­
lation, manipulation or private con­
trol affecting supply,' distribution and
Other provisions of the bill fix a
minimum price for wheat beginning
next year,- at -not less than $2 per
standard hushel provide for coal and
coke price fixin'g, commandeering and
government operation of factories and
mines. prDducihg necessaries for gov­
ernment purchase, sale and requisi­
tion of.' various necessaries, and for
fedieral licensing of agencies produc­
ing and., handling them.
The bill appropriates for a .fund of
$150,000,000 to.-be: uged in its admin­
istration and $10,000,000 for federal
purchase! and sale at cost of fertiliz­
The- prohibition provisions, a com­
promise foe ''bone dry" prohibition
proposed by the house, prohibit manu­
facture and importation of distilled li­
quors- for heverages during the war,
authorize the president to suspend
manufacture of malt, fermented and
vinous liquors "or to limit their alco­
holic content .and "authorizes and dt
rects" the president, in his discre­
tion, to eommandeer distilled bever­
ages in bond or. stock when necessary
for redistillation into, alcohol for mil­
Bay in the Will.vs-Knight car ent­
ered by Jean Justice.
This car was the newest ex­
ample of the forthcoming style
iind might have been designed for
tfie commanding general of the
army so studiously did the de-j Victoria top.
signers and decorators adhere to Inside, the car was finished in
itary or other public defense purposes
or to conserve foodstuffs.
Congressional leaders understand the
president does not intend to command'
eer distilled spirits or to curtail their
consumption unless military exigen­
cies require. The so-called Smoot
amendment directing federal purchase
of distilled beverages in bond at coat
plus 10 per cent profit, was eliminat­
In lieu of house provisions author­
izing the food administration to fix
the minimum prices for all necessa­
ries, the law provides that the food
administration shall fix a minimum
price for wheat alone. Until May 1,
1909, the bill provides that the "basic
price shall not be less than $2 per
bushel, based upon No. 1 Spring Nor­
thern at all primary markets.
Sweeping powers to control coal
prices also are provided. The bill
authorizes the president, through the
federal trade commission or other
agency, to fix coal and coke prices, at
the mines and among wholesalers
and retailers, to regulate method of
sale, shipment and distribution among
dealers and consumers, and to requi­
sition and operate mines or other coal
ing facilities.
A system of federal licensing of all
agencies related to the production,
transportation and distribution of the
designated necessaries also is pro
vided, and rigid provisions against
hoarding, speculation and monopoliza­
tion established, under heavy penal­
ties. Farmers are exempted from the
hoarding provisions.
The bill also authorizes the presi­
dent tcf requisition, for military, or
public defense needs, all necessaries
named, and,
prices to producer and consumer, to
buy and sell' fuel, wheat. Hour, meal,
beans and potatoes. The bill also
authorizes the president to, requisition
and operate any factory, packing
house, mine or oil pipe line, at just
compensation, for military or public
defense uses.
Regulation of grain and other food­
stuff markets, to prevent injurious
speculation or undue enhancement of
prices, is another power conferred up­
on the food administration through
the president
Another clause, inserted by the sen­
ate after much criticism of alleged
sale by members of the advisory com­
missioners of their own products to
the government, prohibits federal
agents from soliciting or inducing
contracts with the government in
which they are interested.
Chicago, Aug. 9.'—Hogs jumped to
fresh top price levels in the local mar­
ket today, influenced by an active de­
mand fro meastern shippers. A high
point of $16.80 was paid for "heavies."
Saturday Is April 1,
1901, Man of Mystery
Advises GoV. Frazier
Talk about fast living!
According to a mysterious message
received this morning by Governor
F'razier we are just 16. years, four
months suid 10 days ahead of Time.
Next Saturday, instead of being Aug.
11, 1917, will, says the occult advisor
of the governor, be April 1, 1901, and
he proceeds to prove it to Ms own
satisfaction, as follows:
"The old Egyptian chronicle Mas
been adopted by chronologists, who
begin their kings with Menes, who
began to reign over the countries of
southern Egypt 2224 B. C. These
chronologists make no mention of the
16 years covering the reign of King
Ahaz. This error and some others
due to changes which have 'been made
in-the proper method of measuring
time may be corrected by reckoning
9aturday, Aug. 11, at 4:30 p. m., to
be Sunday, April 1, 1901, the begin­
ning of the twentieth century."
Governor Frazier is too busy just at
present to turn the hands of time back
lt years. The missive is written in
a strong, masculine hand on a plain
sheet of foolscap which offers no clue
to the identity of the writer. His dic­
tion, however, would indicate that he
is a man of education.
MUttary iren
the khaki color sehemc.
The car, an eight-cylinder Wil
lys-Knight touring model with
Victoria top, was of two-toned
tan, the body and running gear
being of a lighter shade than the
Alfred Andreson Goes to Havre,
Mont., to Look Into Tow
Mill Proposition
Alfred Andresen, who for more than
a year has ibeen promoting the flax
possibilities of-the Slope country, was
called west last evening to Havre,
Mont., in response to a wire from Jon­
as Broltn, former JDuluth linen expert,
and recently engaged in the tow busi­
ness at Baker, Mont. Mr. Brolin wired
his former associate that a number of
eastern capitalists interested in estab­
lishing a large tow mill regarded fav­
orably the advantages offered by Bis­
marck and were anxious to meet Mr.
The tow mill enthusiast left on No.
1 last evening armed with a mass of
data, all of which tends to prove that
Bismarck with its seven converging
lines tapping 10,000 square miles of
North Dakota's best tiax country, is
the logical location for a mill. Bis­
marck has a lfi-cent rate on tow to
St. Paul, and flax straw can be
brought in to this point v#p" \^ply
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When Old Sol pets to work in
deadly earnest when the mercury
mounts steadily when the pave­
ments radiate shimmering heat
waves when everything about life
in the city seems to spell heat and
discomfort—then those who are for­
tunate enough to possess the where­
withal to travel, begin to cast about
for a refuge to which they may fly
from summer's h».?t.
Ocean travel—i :ept to the Orient
is practically out of the question,
so the refuge must be found in
America. Guide books and time
tables are gathered and scanned.
What place is there still unexplored
that offers attractions? Canada? A
delve into the attractive booklets
that are issued by the railways
brings to notice the magic names of
Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho Valley, and
memory recalls the wonderful Bur­
ton. Holmes pictures of these beauti­
ful spots that were enjoyed last
winter, as well as the Enthusiastic
praise of this, and that friend who
has visited the Canadian Pacific
olive drab with chauffeur and
footman in olive drab liveries.
This car iI traded much atten­
tion, not only from the army peo­
ple in attendance at the show,
but from society people as well,
Lecaii.'-ie of its unique and timely
color scheme.
The very cheap electric power which
the capital
enjoys the fact that
it has an ttbnwlance of laibor and prac­
tically complete freedom from labor
troubles are points which Mr. Andre­
sen will urge
Mr. Andre: on was not in position to
state just what Uio proposition would
•be. The
from Mr. Brolin indi­
cated that $.'iiU!»o is available to fin­
ance the project. Mr. Brolin is now
interested al Havre in a heavily cap­
italized tow mill proposition which
has Colonel Perkins, former superin­
tendent of schools in Bismarck, back
of it.
Haznbroud .h'rance, Aug. 9.—Bri­
tish medical oliicers are trying to de­
termine the new poison used, it is be­
lieved, for the fust lime by I lie Ger­
mans on the French town of Arnen
tieres, near the Belgian frontier. The
poison bore a certain resemblance to
the gas which temporarily blinded a
large number of British troops a fort­
night ago, but its effects are infinitely
more serious.
Several persons taken from Arnon
t4eres are in urave condition. Many
have died in hospitals. The first time
(lie new poison was observed, it co­
incided with the. firing into the town
of a hail of. small shells, which con-
The climate of the Canadian scattered at
Rockies all that could desired throughout the mountains, so one
in the way of coolness, yet dry and need not travel too far afield from
invigorating. Modern hotels are the hotel to see all the wonders that
taincd colorless liquid. In the streets
and in the court yards and gardens,
where the shells burst, traces of the
noxious liquid were touud.
After the liquid evaporates it pro­
duces a heavy gas which penetrates
from room to room and descends into
cellar. 11 is tenacious in character,
and seems to make more victims
among women than among men, clos­
ing about their haid. The fumes of
tobacco seem to act as an antidote.
The odor is variously described as
resembling that of acetylene, mignon­
ette, or pungent mustard.
Close Confinement.
"What you need is exercise," said
the eminent specialist.
"I agree with you, doctor," answered found in good books?"
the patient, in fretful tone.
"That's good."
"But I must confess that I get preci­
ous little of it while waiting in an
anteroom three hours to see you."
Rough Tactics.
"Take my advice," said the man who
has a great deal of litigation. "Do
anything rather than go into court."
"I tried that out'e, and it taught me
a lesson."
"How so?"
"I was given a stiff fine for resist­
ing an officer."
Principal Contents.
"Lend me something to read."
"With pleasure. What do you want
—history, philosophy, fiction or po­
"Oh, nothing heavy. Just lend me
one of the late magazines and I'll read
Hollering Stations.
Mr. ICrusty—Young man, with that
voice of yours you ought to be with
some company on the road.
Young Man (who has just sung)—As
a tenor in grand opera?
Mr. Krusty—No brakemnn on some
The Noted Japanese Actor
Sesssue Hayakawa
Mae Murray in "The
The Biggest Picture Since ''The Spoilers"
Promise Easily Kept,
"Your honor, let me off this time and
I'll never appear before you again,"
pleaded the culprit.
"Am I to take this as a promise to
"Yes, your lfonor. And I might add
that I am on my way to Australia. If
I should happen to backslide, some oth­
er court would attend to my case."
Entirely Misleading,.
"Did I understand you to my that
Glithers has read a great many
"Yes, but he has profited little."
"Surely there Is inspiration to be
"I'm not denying that. The kind
Glithers reads contain so-called shorl
cuts to wealth." sj
Supposed Funriy Boarder—Will
somebody kindly chase the cow down
this way
Landlady—Mary Ann', take the cow
down where that call! is. Ijawling.
places a bountiful nature has spread for the
edification and education of those
who come to read her story of the
Tumult of Ages.
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St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 9.—Dr. (Fritz
Bergmeier, president of the St. Paul
Volkszeitung, was arrested to4ay by
order of President Wilson under the
proclamation of April 6. It is charged
that the Volkszeituug "neen "cast­
ing aspersion by innuendo on war
measures of the United slates.''
Dr. Bergmeier was placed In jail
pending further orders from the presi­
Calgary, Alberta, Can., Aug. 0.—The
highest prices ever recorded were
paid for wool at the Calgary associa­
tions sale which closed yesterday, it
was announced today. Fine clothing
wool brought the top price of 74 cents.
A total of 150,000 pounds was sold
at an average of 00 cents. Last year's
average was 29.2 cents. Bids were
opened last Wednesday.
Montreal, Aug. 9.—The summer
home at Cartiereville of Lord Athel
stan, publisher of the Montreal Star,
was dynamited last night. Lord Ath
elstan was in his residence at the
time, but was not injured. The house
was ibadly damaged. The Montreal
Star has been a warm advocate of
the conscription.
(Continued trom page one)'
sically disqualified Reinhart A.
"Dutch" Dahms, accepted Joseph
f=orch, agricultural exemptions claim­
ed John Fred Oarnier, occupational
exemptions John Gable, Jr., agricul­
tural exemptions Floyd Samson Alli­
son, dependent mother George Fred­
erick Nelson, agricultural exemptions
Rudolph G. Miller, rejected Djukan
Stansovich, rejected as an enemy
alien (Austrian) Mile Parykovich,
phyiscally disabled Harry Ernst
Knudson, physically disqualified Max
H. Kuchuk, dependent wife and child
William S. Ferry, dependent wife
William Koterba, accepted Carl Har­
old Soderquist, accepted Arthur Fred
Epoerl, accepted Avery Taylor Bold,
rejected Isaac Edwin Gibson, reject­
ed Paul ('. Krumrei. dependent wife
Charles Pappas, temporarily disquali­
fied physically Marvin O. Berg, ac­
cepted Dean Smith, rejected Emjl
Bobb, dependent wife and child
Burns Bailey, rejected Gomer D. An­
derson, dependent wife Edmond
Rupp, accepted Alex McLeod, re­
(By Associated Pres».)
News from the Flanders is scant,
the most important item being an an­
nouncement in the British official re­
port that the French had again gained
ground on their front northeast ot
Bixhslimott. NO mention is made In
either the British or the French state­
ments of the extent of the artillery
activity, which yesterday was giving
indications of growing intensity. The
front in France was inactive last
night, except for the customary artil­
lery boinlbardment. Recent advices
from southeastern Russia have reflect­
ed the opinion there that the Teutonic
offensive from Galicia and Bukowina
and the Black sea port of Odessa in
view, with the grain crops in Bessara­
bia as the immediate objective. What­
ever the aim of the Teutons, however,
the stiffening of the Russian defensive
is at least slowing down their ad
vance. having apparently checked it
altogether in some sectors.

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