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TERMS I Austrian Minister Praises the j ' President. FOR PEACE ON PRE-WAR BASIS . 7 i Declares Territorial Aims of Entente Obstacles to Settlement of War— Charges Allies With Intention to Disintegrate Nation. I Amsterdam, July 17. —Baron von Eu riaii, the, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, announced on Tuesday that Austria-Hungary is ready for peace on the basis of its territorial limits in 1913. The baron in a paragraph of his dis course, made in a report to the Aus trian and Hungarian premiers, but evi dently intended for consideration by the allied powers, paid a remarkable tribute to I'resident Wilson. “There is hardly any difference be tween the general principles enunci ated by the statesmen of both belliger ents,” he said. “President Wilson’s four new points of July 4 shall not, apart from certain exaggerations, arouse our opposition. “On the contrary, we are able to ap prove them heartily to a great extent. Nobody would refuse homage to this genius, and nobody would refuse bis co-operation. This, however, is not the main point, but it is what can also be understood in the interests of mankind. Both groups should certainly honestly attempt to clear this up and settle it by mutual agreement, but not in tlie same manner as, for instance, our peace treaties in the East were judged.” Sensitive About East. In fact, the foreign minister was very sensitive about the indignation with which the treaties with Russia and Roumania were received through out the democratic world. He sought to assure the allies at another point in his discourse that they need have no fear of the shameful degradation and ruin visited by tin* Teutonic empires oil the East. “None of the belligerent states,” lie said, “need ever come into the posi tion of Russia and Roumania. “In the midst of the terrible strug gle and in every phase of this war of successful defense tlie central powers have had no other aim in view but to secure the enemy’s will to have peace. “From the utterances of our oppo nents it appears they have no fear. Three Groups of Aspirations. “If we sum up all that lias been *tirt on the enemy’s side in regard to their war aims we recognize three groups of aspirations which are being set forth to justify the continuation of blood shed so that the ideals of mankind may be realized. “Tlie freedom of all nations, which are to form a league of nations and which in future shall settle their dif ferences by arbitration and not by arms, is to reign. “The domination of one nation by another nation is to be excluded. “Various territorial changes ftre to be carried out at the expense of tlie central powers. “These annexationist aims, though variously shaped, are generally known. “The intention, however, also exists, especially in regard to Austria-Hun gary, to carry out her internal disinte gration for the purpose of the promo tion of new states. “Territorial aims are, in fact, tlie only things now separating tlie differ ent belligerent groups. “The enemy’s obstinacy regarding liis territorial demands regarding Al sace-Lorraine. Triest, the Trentino and the German colonies appears to be in surmountable. There lies the limit of our readiness for peace. We are pre pared to discuss everything except our own territory.” WILSON VETOES $2.40 WHEAT President in Statement to Congress Says Raise Would Increase Cost of Flour $2 a Barrel. Washington, July 13. President Wilson vetoed on Friday the annual agricultural appropriation bill, con taining an amendment increasing the price of wheat to $2.40 per bushel. Members of congress from wheat growing states will make a fight to pass the bill over the veto, but indi cations are that the wheat-price pro visions will be eliminated. The presi dent’s message said the increase in the price of wheat would add $2 to the cost of a barrel of flour, and would add $357,000.000 to the price of the 900,000,000 bushel crop of 1918 wheat 450 Battle Planes Shipped. Washington, July 16.—Four hundred and fifty American-built battleplanes have been sent abroad or delivered at ports for shipment on July 5, the date of the latest complete official report reaching the war department. In an nouncing this figure on Monday, 540,000 Huns in Battle. Paris, July 17. —The Germans appar ently have from sixty to seventy divi sions in position for the present offen sive, ©f which some forty have already been engaged. ’Tins woujd po tenfiai force of approximately 950,000, wUh §40,000 Mgagecl. ran* hews STM BRIEF Telegraphic Chronicle of State Happenings. MAY CLOSE ALL BREWERIES New Order Is Issued by the Fuel Ad ministration—Coal Likely to Be Shut Off on the First of Next Year. Milwaukee, July 17. —The coal sup ply of the state breweries will be dis continued in the near future, until the prospect of a greater supply is in sight, according to the orders received by the state fuel administrator. This is a decided change in the latest orders, which were issued last week, reducing the supply to 50 per cent of the former allowance. The order, made by Doc tor Garfield on July 10, states: “This is merely another step in the program of curtailment of non-war industries begun several months ago, and is nec essary in order that coal may imme diately be 'delivered to sections of the country remote from the mines.” The order provides for enough coal for the breweries to complete the manufac ture of the materials now on hand, but further supply of coal cannot be as sured in the future. This will mean that as soon as the present supply of malt materials in Milwaukee’s brew eries is exhausted they will be closed. It is estimated that most of the brew eries in Milwaukee will have to close about January 1, 1919. About 8,000 men will be released when tlie Mil waukee breweries are closed. The fuel administration wishes it to be un derstood that the supply of coal is not under normal, and that tlie plans for increased saving are not due to non production in the coal fields. Fifty million tons of coal were mined last, season in excess of the season before. However, tlie increased demand over last season’s production is 80,000,000 tons. War industries are largely re sponsible for this increased demand. To Entrain 2,672 Men. Madison, July 17. —State Draft Ad ministrator E. A. Fitzpatrick an nounced on Monday that out of the 2,- 672 men which Wisconsin will furnish in the first two August draft calls 1,- 000 men will go to Jefferson barracks, Missouri, and 350 will be sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., for general service, dur ing the first five days of August. On August 15 230 men will go to the In dianapolis Chamber of Commerce for j training as chauffeurs. On the same j day 412 will go to Peoria, 111.; 165; to lowa State university, Ames, la., for training as auto mechanics, and 915 to lowa State college, Ames, la. Masked Youth Arrested. Kenosha, July 17.—Richard Canna- Van, eighteen years old, masked and armed with a revolver, was arrested at Hastings Grove, near Kenosha, | when he went to keep a “date” with a young woman to whom he had writ ten a threatening letter. The police man who arrested Cannavan climbed a tree and waited for him to appear, then j dropped down on him. The young j woman who turned the letter over to the police declared that she never, heard of Cannavan. The boy declined 1 to make any explanation. Pioneer Newspaper Man Dead. Appleton, July 17. —Henry D. Ryan, eiglity-one years old, one of the oldest newspaper men in Wisconsin and founder of the Appleton Crescent, died here after a lingering illness. Mr. Ryan was born at Fort Howard Octo ber 7, 1837. He came here in 1864 and founded the Crescent. Clintonville Merchant Dies. Clintonville, July 17. —L. J. Oster loth, prominent merchant of Clinton ville, died at the Appleton hospital, following an operation for appendi citis. He leaves a wife and two chil dren. Funeral services will be con ducted by the Odd Fellows. McGinty Will Make Run. Darlington, July 17.—James McGin ty of this city has announced his can didacy for the Republican nomination for state senator in the Seventeenth district, comprising Green, lowa and Lafayette counties. He is a former Darlington postmaster. Children Make Gardens. Appleton. July 17.—Almost every child in Appleton has a garden in ex cellent condition, according to the statement of Miss Jean Jackson, chair man of war garden work in this city. There are 910 war gardens registered. First to Report on Registration. Madison, July 17.—Wisconsin was again the first state to report its draft registration on June 5, according to Drift Administrator E. A. Fitzpatrick, who returned from a conference with General Crowder in Washington. Was Member of Old Regiment. Madison, July 17.—Private F. Burns, reported severely wounded in France, was a member of Company G of tlie old First regiment of National Guards. He enlisted two years ago and has been in France since February. Widow Ends Life, Beloit, July 17—Mrs. E<sna Map tin all, a wldW, bge'd twenty-four, kitted herself |>y giMpg % %arrel Witli sisters is Yepofrtdd as the, tffiusg. EXPLAINING antics of bean Nothing Really Mysterious About ; Seeds Which Furnish Mexican Peons . Cheap Gambling Paraphernalia. One of the favorite amusements ol the Mexican peon is the game he calls “los brineones,” which might be trans lated “the jumpers.” A circle of dusky laborers grouped about an apparently empty space in the sunny dust is a characteristic sight south of the Rio Grande. The objects of interest, invis ible to the casual eye, are the “brin cones,” or jumping beans. The game is one calculated to ap peal to the Mexican temperament, be ing a form of pure gambling associated with the irreducible minimum of phy sical effort. To the visitor it bears also a touch of mystery. The players draw a small circle in the dust and lay therein a number of little brown beans, which are really not beans at all, but the seeds of some native plant. Exposed to the rays of the sun and the solemn gaze of the players, after a time the beans begin to move. They turn, they stir, they actually hop about. The lure of oliance consists in betting on which bean will first jump out of The circle, and appar ently the game is fair. There would seem to be no way of “framing” the mysterious beans. The Mexican neither knows nor cares why the beans jump, though their behavior is most unusual for members of the vegetable kingdom. Asked for an explanation, he will shrug and re mark that it is the nature of “brin cones” to jump. Why question the wisdom of providence, which has seen fit to provide her children with a cheap and satisfactory apparatus for games of chance? Science, however, steps in with the explanation that tlie innocent brown bean in question is the home of a cer tain larvae, whose spasmodic move ments early in life are responsible for the antics of its vegetable home. SING TO SETTLE QUARRELS Eskimos Have Manner of Adjusting Grievances That Is Said to Work Satisfactorily to Them. The Eskimos, who live in the ice bound, barren northland, have a way of settling quarrels which seems very strange and amusing to those who live in a land of policemen and courts of justice. There, when quarrels arise, the man who has a grievance writes a song in which he tells the wrongs that have been done him. When this has been composed to his satisfaction he invites his enemy to come and hear him sing it. This the enemy must do, and he brings with him all his rela tives and many of his friends, while the singer also has gathered his friends and relatives for the occasion, which is considered something of a general entertainment by the people of the village in which the men live. Then, while other men of the village pound madly on huge drums, the song of wrongs is begun. When it is fin ished, if the audience expresses ap proval, the singer is considered to have won and to have a just cause of com plaint. But if dissatisfaction is ex pressed. that is considered sufficient punishment. After the song every one dances and the party breaks up in great good humor. Encourage Spirit of Adventure. The spirit cfcf adventure, so nearly universal in youth, commonly is thwarted at every turn. Yet this Is one of its finest gifts; when it has gone, life’s greatest promise is past. An educational system should nurture and direct this spirit, bringing it to ex pression in a daring to aim at high standards, in adventures into new fields of action, thought, and knowl edge; in a desire for the hard, strenu ous things which temper and stabilize character. The sporting instinct of youth demands these difficult tasks, and life is stale when they cannot be found. —Arthur E. Morgan, in the At lantic. Cause of Car Sickness. Car sickness, so common among children, is caused in the same way a seasickness, or the dizziness produced by spinning around rapidly or swing' ing. The fluid in the semi-circular canals of the ears is set in motion by the movement of the body and tends to keep on moving even after the body has come to a standstill. Once accustomed to the new motion, the traveler acquires his “sea legs,” and if he is at sea some time in rough weather he will need re-education for the stationary on leaving the ship, for he will feel as if the land were sway ing under his feet. R. S. V. P. Mr. Flatbush —Have you responded to Mrs. Bensonliurst’s invitation to her party? Mrs. Flatbush —Yes. “Did you write her today?” “No, I didn’t write; I used the tele phone.” “Used the telephone? Why, that’s no way to respond to an invitation to a party.” “Why not? Ours is a party wire, isn’t it?” —Yonkers Statesmen. He Had a Plan. A little five-year-old chap recently moved into anew neighborhood. A day or so later he observed some lit ££ girls playing in a yard a few doors M, and asked his mother if ho go and play with them. His mother refused his request, remark in| that ihe little girls didn’t know repli : ''> “couldn’t I get ■ ■ CM ■ - Janesville, Wis. - - Beginning - - Ail unusual event for the early season but one we have studied carefully and decided to give the early buyer the advantage of low prices and a choice selection. ..On that day our entire front will contain a choice as sortment of the latest models. ...Owing to the uncertainty of being able to get good ma terials later and as we found merchandise in all lines very scarce and rapidly advanc ing in price, we decided to make early purchases in Winter Cloaks, as we found upon investigation that the fall models were out unusually early as the manufacturers ful ly realized the situation and started their machines several months in advance. The material subject is no idle dream, and agents who have made the later trips have com plimented us upon our good judgement, and said we had saved from $5.00 to SIO.OO per garment by so doing. ...As the law now being considered may put an extra tax upon winter garments later in the season we have decided to place on sale on July 22nd a line of cloaks second to none in Southern Wisconsin. ...If you consider purchasing why wait until the price is advanced and the assortment broken. Our line consists of beau tiful wool coats, plain and fur trimmed, in Broadcloth, Wool Velour, Kersey, Pom Pom, Bolivia, Silvertone, Crystal Bolivia, etc., and a beautiful assortment of all the latest no velties in Plush, Yucon Seal, Baffin Seal, Salts Sealette, Fur Sealette, Esquimet, etc., some with fur collars and cuffs, others with fur bands around the bottom, beautiful plain effects in shirred backs, short waisted models and all that is new and nobby. ...We have them in all sizes from 16 to 55. We can fit the young miss, and the stout lady who may think it is impossible to find a coat. * Our Sale will start MONDAY JULY 22 Avail yourself of the opportunity. By making a cash deposit at the time of making the selection, we will hold cloak until later in the season. This Space is Paid For by the Wisconsin Brewers' Association. What Sort of a Man Will He Be?! In this land The People are the Sovereigns. They need bow to dictation from nobody. Neither the Executive, nor Legislative, nor Judicial branch of the govern ment has the right to demand what the masses shall enact. And yet it is solemnly proposed in this advanced age of, supposed sanity, at the very zenith of the greatest advance the world has ever known in popular sovereignity, that the people be entirely ignored in Wisconsin, and that candidates, for the Legislature be forced to pledge themselves to place this state in the National Prohibition column, without con sultation with The People, and in the face of various popular expressions at the polls against the idea. * * * It is the plain duty of every man seeking legislative honors,’ whether he be anti-prohibitionist or prohibitionist, to refuse to become a political buccaneer, robbing the People of their rights. No fair-minded, honest man, who seeks to repre sent any section of Wisconsin in the next legislature can afford, in justice, in fair play and in honor, to do otherwise than declare he will be a true servant of The People; that he will leave the decision as to Wisconsin’s position upon National Prohibition to be decided by the sovereign people themselves at a referendum; that he will honestly and faithfully abide by the result, no matter what his own personal and single opinion may be. He is a representative of The People and should express the will of The People. * * * No candidate for the Legislature can afford to hesitate for one moment to take this position. For any man who refuses to do so and who thereby declares he is determined to work his Own Will, no matter what The People want, is a man neither of honor nor of principle, and is unfit to represent an honest constituency in any capacity whatsoever. And that is true, whether that man endeavor to force Wisconsin into the National Prohibition column against the will of The People, or to thwart that expressed will if it should! choose Prohibition.