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The Ogden standard. [volume] (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, May 08, 1918, 3:30 P.M. CITY EDITION, Image 4

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Poiiorrico, Ogden. Utah.
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very evening except Sunday, without a
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new publlahed herein.
Grip ha? become epidemic in the
city, one school reports every child
as having been afflicted.
Tho disease is not confined to the
children. Grown upu are suffering
headaches, sore throats, heavy eyes
and fever.
There is nothing alarming in the
malady, except thai enp frequently
lays the foundation for pneumonia.
At the annual session of physician
in Mew York on Tuesday, reference
was made to new types of pneumonia
developed last winter and also to the
larce number of cases of the disease
in the army. An Ogden physician says
the pneumonia which has been follow
ing grip in the east is difficult to diag
nose and does not readily yield to
Onr shipyards have passed the Brit
ish yards in the production of ships.
Given one year in which to get under
way, the United States has exceeded
the highest output of the yards of Eng
land and Scotland, and from now on
the difference will grow, greatly to our
In the face of all this, the American
politicians have tried desperately to
work a scandal out of our shipbuilding
There are men in public life devot
ing their whole time to attacking
those who have the responsibility for
these big undertakings thrust upon us
by the war, and, strange to relate, not
one of the backcappers has so much
I as lifted his hand to encouraqe the
leaders who have so many cares.
Some time ago The Standard, fol
lowing editorial comment, took up with
Senator W. H. King in Washington the
advisability of having a branch of the
secret service established in Ogden.
setting forth at the time that informa- ;
tion conveyed to Salt Lake too often
brought no response or a much belated
Senator King agreed that secret
service men should be placed here,
but no direct results were obtained.
The fire of Tuesday, though it may
not have been incendiary, is a remind
er that Ogden needs the protecting
hand of the federal sleuths. This is a
great railroad center and an industrial
point of much activity Ogden is one
of the most important terminals on the
line of transcontinental traffic. It
should not be left to the uncertainties
which have attended calls on Salt
Lake for secret service men.
The suggestion has been made to us
that perhaps a big part of our secret
service has been undermined by pro
German influence during the past ten
years. Knowing how thoroughly and
insidiously the pro-Germans have
worked in this country, It would not
be a source of surprise to learn that
during a decade our national politics
had been so manipulated as to fill
our secret service with German agents
posing as high class Americans.
When General Robertson resigned
because General Foch was made su
preme commander of all allied troops
in France, England felt the first shock
of internal arra discord.
16 it not distressing that so many
men called great are possessed of
deep-seated vanities and rather than
be denied their goal in life, stand
ready to pull down the pillars of the
temple! Robertson had come to regard
himself as . the world's greatest mili
tary genuis and he had dreamed of
being acclaimed the conqueror of the
Huns. When Foch was made his su
perior, he preferred to resign than to
continue to serve as an Inferior.
Robertson had his following, and it
is our opinion that General Frederick
B. Maurice's present sensation will be
traced to the disappointments of Rob
These jealousies of men high in com
mand are as intense as the rivalries
of women in society circles. When
Schley was praised by the American
people as the hero of the naval en
gagement off Santiago bay, Sampson
grew eour, and the controversy which
1 followed hastened the death of the
man who was in command of the
ships blockading Corvora's fleet.
The men of common rank quite oft
en show a finer spirit than the higher
ups. They allow themselves to be sac-
j riflced, asking for no epaulettes, seek ¬
ing no glory, only demanding to know
that their homes and firesides are be
ing made safe from defiling hands.
They go down to death unhonored and
I j
That the bams and car sheds of
the Bamberger BSlectrlc Railroad com
pany, burned yesterday morning,
might be established in Salt Lake in
stead of Ogden, was inferred this
morning by officials of the company.
Salt Lake is making a strong bid for
the construction of the plant in that
territory, this official staled, and at
present, while no consideration has
been given tho matter in an official
way by members of the company, in
dications seem to point to a removal
of the plant.
It is understood that Fresldent
Julian Bamberger of the electric rail
road company is desirous ot having
the car barns, sheds, etc., located near
the company's power station and yards
at St. Joseph, north of Salt Lake. In
this district the taxes are said to be
less than in Ogden and there is an
added advantage in haing the entire
plant in a single unit.
The absolute loss to the company
will not be definitely known until the
amount of salvage is ascertained
Fifty-five workmen are engaged at
present, clearing the wreckace of the
burned cars and buildings.
If it Lb found that the motors in the
lunsung. Bui the general! and the ad
mirals must be pampered and hu
mored, or they will smash things.
Yesterday, before the house mllilary
committee, Secretary Baker. Major
General March. Major General Squier.
Brigadier General Kenly and William
C. Potter were examined.
Mr. Potter testified that he knew of
I no criminal neglect on the part of eith- j
or the manufacturers or of the govern
iment officers and believed the manu
facturers were engaged in a patriotic,
and honest effort to produce results j
for the governmenL
Secretary Baker said that much of
the criticism of the aircraft program
has resulted from pro-German propa
ganda. Members of the committee
; wanted to know whether German plot
ting had interfered with production.
Mr Baker said he could not say it had.
Mr. Potter declared material had
been destroyed, street cars used In car
rying men to the manufacturing plants
had been wrecked and sabotage bad
been practiced, all of which had been
attributed to German influences
though no evidence had been produced
to prove it.
Even with all those handicaps, the
airplane production should not have
fallen so far short of what was ex
pected as to be charged as a complete
failure. But let us withhold Judgment
until all the facts are known.
One thine the American public did '
not know until this uproar started is
that 6000 mechanics and 11.000 tons
of airplane material were shipped to
France to help in airplane constmc
tion on the other side, for which the
critics of the airplane board have ac
corded no credit.
It will be noted that nearly every
man Involved in this investigation is
a regular army officer. If our briga- 1
dier generals and our major generals,
with their fund of information and
their qualifying as experts, are not
to be entrusted with these tasks, to
whom are the president and the cabi
net to turn in this time of endless du-
ties, piled mountain high?
What effect the war is having on our
federal treasury is, in a measure, dis
closed by a statement of the condition
oi me treasury a week ago, from which
the following figures are taken.
Revenue receipts, this
day $ 8.427,715.90
Ordinary disburse
ments, this day . . 59,560.619.84
Revenue receipts, this
fiscal year, to date 1,080,630,315.07
Revenue receipts, last
fiscal year, to date 607, 816, 886.06
Ordinary disburse
ments, this April . . 696.707,096.40
Ordinary disburse
ments, corresponding
month last year . . 64.777.J16.13
Ordinary disburse
ments, this fiscal
year, to date . . 5,328,268,729.68
Ordinary disburse
ments, last fiscal
year, to date 776,405,985.42
During the second Cleveland admin
istration the country was disturbed
lover the depleted gold reserves in the
j United States treasury, which were
never much above $100,000,000. Not
withstanding the present great strain,
the treasury today holds $710,500,000
in gold coin and $1,699,495,000 in gold
bullion. In addition there are 490,
734.000 silver dollars in the treasury.
The United States has impounded a
very big percentage of all the gold
In the world.
For Dyspepsia, Indigestion
Heartburn. BclchlnK, Bour Acid Stom
ach Oae in Stomach, etc.. take a tea
enoonful of BUurated Magnesia In a half
plMUit and harmless to use and Klvos
aJmost ,l"?tant rMef- rt neutralises stom
ach acidity and sweetens the food on
tenta so that digestion Is easy and pain
i SoW by druggists everywhere.
burned cars were destroyed, the d im
age will exceed $750,000, according to
.lame DcVinc. of Boyd, DeVIne, BJi
cles & Woolley, counsel for the firm.
The estimate of $500,000 damagi
been made on the supposition that
these motors were not totally de
stroyed, Mr. DeVIne said.
Insurance Uncertain.
At present the amount of insurance
which will be paid for tho disastrous
fire has not bean figured. It may not
reach over 50 per cent of the loss.
The company has made, no definite
plans vet tor reconstructing the plant,
except the repair of the sub-station,
which will go ahead as rapidly as pos
sible and a brick wall will be built on
the west side of this station, which
I formerly was divided from tho barns
by a frame wall.
The reconstruction of the ear barns
and sheds and the Installation of
'equipment for repairing, painting and
j the general upkeep of the rolling stock
of the company will entail an expendi
ture of approximately $100,000.
Service on the electric road will be
maintained according to schedule for
both freight and passenger business,
despite the fact that the fire destroyed
about 65 per cent of the company's
rolling stock.
The Utah -Idaho Central and tho
Orem lines hare responded to the
emergency by loaning surplus stock to
the Bamberger company and this will
be used to fill in during the time re
quired to secure new equipment. It
is expected tho company will be hit
hardest when the summer resort
travel starts.
It may be possible, affording to of
ficials of the electric road, to secure
some surplus stock Irom eastern roads.
If the company has to wail for the
manufacture of rolling stock by east
ern factories there will be no prospect,
it is thought, to get supplied in less
than eight months or a year.
Art .
The cadet battalion of the Ogden
high school will have a day of field
maneuvers Friday In the vicinity of
and in North Ogden canyon. The
field trip Is an annual event at the1
hitrh school and is always anticipated
with great eagerness by the cadets.
Commandant W. E. Wood will be in
The boys will stage a series of field
maneuvers and a sham battle in the
morning. They will then cather at
noon for a concerted attack on the
commissary and in the afternoon will
peel off their uniforms and compete
in a field athletic meet.
There are two companies of cadets
in the high school battalion now, con
sisting of about 75 men. They are
known as Company "A" and Company
"B" and they will be pitted against
each other in the sham battle and the.
athletic meet. At the first of tne year
there were three companies, but vo
cational work, school gardens and oth- !
er demands took away so many boys
from the battalion that two companies
were formed
The cadets will leave the city Fri
day, at 8 a. m.. on a special car which i
will take them to within a couple of
miles of the canyon. They will march
the remainder of the distance and go
into camp near the canyon's mouth.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. May 8. C. P.
White, a local coal dealer, today was
informed in a dispatch from the na
tional iuel administrator that he had
been appointed to take charge of the
distribution of all coal coming up the
Great Lakes and going to the north - I
west and Canada.
Mrs. Florence Bayard HLDea.
"Liberty Day" was celebrated in a
Tnost unusual and patriotic manner
by Mrs, Florence Bayard Holies, suf
frage leader and daughter of the late ,
Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard.
Considering Jt n patriotic duty fnr
women physically fit to- replace moo 1
fox service in the army and navy and
make America's part in the war
doubly effective Mrs, HTlles began
working on "Liberty Day" in the
press room of the shell loading de
partment of the Bethlehem Steel
Company at Newcastle, According
to her statements she will continue
her Liberty loan and suffrage cam
paigns in the evenings alter her
, right-hour day 4s OFex.
tt White Sale JjK
and Lingerie 'SsL
Many Things About this WHITE I vJ
Any woman will realize them a minute after she reaches the J
snowy department display. '
Materials are different much like Paris. Underclothes and
blouses copy the patterns of laces and embroideries, borrow the
shades of the French ribbons, reproduce even the lines of the Paris
This is a sale of helpfulness and beauty, achieved through
Its economies are many and reaL
Replenished with fresh, new merchandise at the end of every j
day, it opens in the morning, as clean and white as freshly fallen
snow. The White Sale concentrates its selling energy on five specially
priced Lingerie groups each comprehensive of itself, and each offer
ing exceptional opportunities for saving to women who are practicing
thrift with the national spirit,
1 Burts 1
solid Brltlh fist and the opportune
arrival of an allied destroyer 6aved
Captain D. J. McDonald, skipper of the
three masted schooner John G. Walter,
now at the bottom of the Atlantic from
being carried a prisoner to Germany In
a submarine.
Captain DcDonald told the story on
his arrival here today on an American
steamship. The U-boat had fired a
lorpedo Into the schooner on her way
from a Canadian port to Europe. The
submarine commander had ordered
Captain McDonald into the undersea
'mi While some of the German crew
v. re busy on the sinking schooner ar
ranging to transfer stores needed by
the U-boat the two captains stood in
the unclosed conning tower as spec
tators. "I'm going to take you to Germany
for a spell and see how you like it,"
the German commander informed the
W innipeg (Can ) bricklayers had
their wages increased to 80 cents an
hour, with 4 4 hours a week
An effort will be made to organize
the pipe and steamfitters now work
ing in the shipyards in the Province
of Ontario, Can.
We Fill
McBride Drag Co.
Th Houw of Quality.
2463 Wathlngton.
"Are you?" queried Captain McDon
ald, whereupon he swung his fist to the
German's jaw and as the U-boat com-l
mander fell stunned. McDonald climb
ed out of the tower and dived into th
sea. He swam deep to avoid beint
shot. There was wreckage floating ant
good fortune brought McDonald to the
surface behind it so that he wa hid
den from the sight of the enraged sub
marine crew. During their search for
him a destroyer hove in view and thfi
Germans hastily abandoned the
schooner and the U-boat fled. A
j Doings of the McDuffs j
pin f r " I plan Foe VoolrJ MSrOrfV
Pieces to theoo . C"- I'WUW? 1 I iw

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