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it WITH THEIR BILL NO INTENTION OF MAKING IT MORE STRINGENT MAKING NO PLANS FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE Wet Leaders Intend Making that One of Their Chief Points of Attack— Would Confiscate the Rich Man's Store of Wet Goods In Justice to the Poor. Washington.—Four chief points of attack are planned by the wet lead ers on the national prohibition bill now pending in the house. These will include an attempt to increase the alcoholic contents of beverages, to strike out the war-time prohibi tion section, to elucidate the term "unlit' 'as applied to alcohol used in patent medicines, and to insert a section into the bill providing for the search and seizure of residences. The insertion of this last named section, they assert, would be in the interest of justice to the poor man by preventing the rich from retaining a private stock. Members of the house Judiciary committee deny the rumor that it is the intention of the committee to make the bill more stringent or to insert new sections. The committee is satisfied with the pending bill and it appears to have the sanction of the dry members of the house, and they recognize that to attempt to make the bill more stringent would arouse the antagonism from a por tion of their own force. The fight of the "wets" against the bill will begin in an attempt to increase the limitation placed on al cohol used in beverages, from one •half of 1 per cent to 2% per cent. This would, of course, affect beer. iThe attempt to strike out the sec jtion affecting war-time prohibition :may have the support of adminis tration democrats, even from diy 'territory, as President Wilson first made the suggestion that the pres ent war-time ban be lifted. Already Jit Is said that Claud Kitchin, fcr ner democratic leader, will try to •muster strength to have the present1 jwar-time law rescinded. Under Kidnapping Charge Douglas, Ariz. Many prominent men in the state of Arizona are inamed in criminal complaints, al leging the crime of kidnapping in the Bisbee deportation of July, 1917, Iwhich have been placed in the 'hands of Justice of the Peace Jacks, who will issue warrants for more than one hundred persons named. Under the Arizona statute, the crime of kidnapping is punishable by Im prisonment of from one to ten years in the penitentiary. Justice Jacks has gone to Bisbee where he will hold court and issue warrants. promises to Probe Meat Deal Washington. Chairman Reavis of the house sub^committe, investigating the conduct of the war, has indicated that he will probe the relations of the meat packers with the war depart ment in the hearings at Chicago. The packers who held conferences with Brigadier General Kiskern that re sulted in the department's decision to se)l millions of pounds of beef abroad, will be called. Secretary Baker ap proved the arrangement to sell meat abroad and to bold canned vegetables to stableize market conditions, but later withdrew his approval. Bonilla Presidential Timber^p Mexico City.—A group of prominent Mexican business men have formed a club to boost Ambassador Bonilla as a presidential candidate against Obre gon and Gonzales. Bonilla is thought to have a strong chance of winning, as a majority of Mexicans are tired of revolution, and fear another one will be forced upon the country if either of the other candidates are elected. They realize that the United States will not permit another revolution and that it is impossible to avoid it if either of the two military chiefs are elected. sssmtm v' A 1 V's Plea Made for Ex-Kaiser London.—Prince Henry of Prussia adds his plea to those of the others who would have the allies abandon their intentions of bringing the for mer emperor before a trial court for his crimes against humanity. In a telegram to King George, the prince begs that the British government desist in its efforts for the extra dition of the fallen ruler, and pledges himself to assist in bringing to light th& "truth regarding the war and its consequences." New Non-Stop Record Wasliington.-rThe army air service announced a new non-stop speed rec ord when Captain Lowell H. Smith flew from San Francisco to San Diego, a distance of 610 miles at the rate of M.48^ miles an hour. GREAT NAVAL SPECTACLE GREETS HIS HOMECOMING Guns of Dreadnaughts Thunder the Presidential Salute at the George Washington 6alls Into Port—Brings the American Draft of the Treaty with the Germans. New York.—When President Wilson stepped from the gangplank1 of the George Washington at the American Hamburg pier at Hoboken he was wel comed by a mass of ten thousand school children who greeted the chief executive with the strains of the national anthem. Through the lines of the childreh the president passed to the ferry which carried him across the river. He arrived in New York at 4:15 p. m., where he was greeted by the official reception committee headed by Governor Smith and Mayor Hylan. From the ferry terminal to Carnegio hall, a distance of about three miles, the presidential party passed through streets lined with cheering thousands of men, women and children who thronged the side, walks, and filled every available win dow and roof-top. In his first speech delivered -on American soil since the peace treaty was signed, the president declared that the peace concluded At Paris was "a just peace which, if it can be pre served, will safeguard the world from unnecessary bloodshed." He brought with him the American draft' of the German peace treaty and several protocols. The German treaty makes 450 printed pages with French and English texts side by side. It differs in |nany respects from the original draft which was published in the United States, but in essentials it fol lows the original draft The only reference the president made in his New York speech to his political opponents was when in re ferring to the negotiations at Paris, he said: "It is a privilege beyond all computation for a man, whether in a great capacity or a small ca pacity., to take part in the counsels and in the resolutions of a people like this. I am afraid some people, some persons, do ngt understand that vis ion. They do not Bee it They have looked too much upon the ground. They have thought too much of the in terests that were! n&ar them, and they have not listened to the voices of their neighbors." -r Can't Find Missing Cashier Topeka. Authorities are still searching for H. J. Lefferdink, the cashier of the Kansas State Bank, who is accused by the state of being one of the principals in the looting of the bank at Salina, which closed its doors on May 27. Lefferdink was in Salina two days prior to this, May 26, and from there went to Lincoln, Nebr., where he stayed for at least two days after the warrant for his arrest was issued. He sent a telegram from there to the state bank commissioner announcing his whereabouts and that he would return to Kansas in a few days with money enough to make good the bank's shortage. The attorney general is making every effort in his power to capture Lefferdink. Hitchcock Opposed to Repeal Washington.—Opposition to the re peal of the government guarantee on wheat is developing among the mem bers from the grain-raising states. Senators Hitchcock of Nebraska and Curtis and Capper of Kansas say their constituents want tht guarantee to re main for the present. The opposition says that banks have loaned heavily on the strength on the guarantee and if it is removed financial panic might result. Curt Reply Made by Holland Paris.—The reply of the Dutch gov ernment to a note from the council of five inquiring into the reported es cape of the former crown prince from the island of Wieringen was couched in very curt terms, and expressed sur prise at the warning given by the council. The reply added that Hol land is conscious of her international obligations, but must be left free tto exercise its sovergnity as it sees fit League Will Protect Jews Paris. That special treaties and the league of nations will furnish pro tection to minority peoples, especially Jews, was pointed out by Stephen Pichon, French foreign minister, to a delegation of deputies representing various parties, who had expressed deep feeling over the reports of pod rams, massacres, boycotts and other persecutions inflicted upon Jews eastern Europe. Need Six Hundred Doctors1 Washington. Six hundred vacan cies in the army medical corps will be filled by appointments from the emergency officers now in the ser-! of $1,000,000,000 annually, from the vcie. Appointment^ will be in the total expenditures, $32,427,000„000, grade of first lieutenants. during the war. Id &?:£• I. W. W. Leader Out on Bonds Chicago.—Wm. D. Haywood, leader of the ninety-three I. W. W.'s convict ed before Judge Landis last August, has had bonds for his release, pending the appeal of his case before the United States court of appeals, ap proved by United States district at torney. He is the fifteenth of the ninety-three to be released on such bonds. Cost of the War to Date Washington.—The war cost to the United States was $30,177,000,000 up to June 30, 1919. Secretary Glass made this estimate in submitting to the congressional appropriations committees the preliminary state ments of the treasury on the condi tion of the nation's finances. He ar rived at the estimate by subtracting the average peace time expenses for the same length of time, at the iate WPHPii PRESIDENT ASKED to FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SOUNDS ITS WARNING MAGNATES WOULD CONTROL THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY Adequate Laws Do Not Exist to Bridle' Ambitious Corporations 8ays the Report of the Trade Commission- Big Five Packers Placing Country In Jeopardy Washington. The federal trade commission declared in part one of its report to President Wilson on the "extent and growth of power of t"he five packers, in meat and other in dustries" that an approaching packer dominion of ail the important foods in the United States and an international control of meat products with foreign companies is certain unless funda mental action is taken tq prevent it. "A fair consideration'of the course the five packers have followed and the position they have reached,' said the report, "must lead to the conclusion that they threaten the freedom of the market of the country's food industries and of the by-product of the industries linked therewith. The packer control of other foods will not require long in developing." Declaring "the history of the pack ers' growth 1b interwoven with illegal commissions, rebates and with undis closed control of corporations," the report urged the importance of full publicity of corporate ownership for all industries. "As to devices for securing control there does not exist adequate law. In its absence unfair competition may run Its course to the goal of monopoly and accomplish the ruin of competi tors without th^s secret ownership be ing suspected and consequently with «ut complaint to the commission or in vestigation of facts. The competitor is in'jeopardy so long as he has not the knowledge of true ownership and the public is entitled to such knowl edge." Alleging that the "big five" packers jointly or separately wield controlling interest in 574 oompanies minority in terest in ninety-live others and unde termined interest in ninety-three a total of 672 companies—and that they produce or deal in some 775 com modities, largely food products, the report gives ,this picture of growing, packer invyion into related and un related indintries. "In addition to meat foods, they produce or deal in divers commodi ties. Their branch houses are not only stations for the distribution of meat atid poultry, but tfikes on the wholesale grocery stores, deals in vari ous kinds of produces and jobbers special lines of trade. "They have interests large enough to be a dominating influence in most of the services connected with the production and distribution of animal foods and their by-products and are reaching out for control, not only of substitutes of animal food, but of sub stitutes for other lines into which the integration of their business has led .them. They are factors in cattle loan companies, are interested in railways and private car lines transporting live stock and manufactured animal prod ucts, in most of the important stock yards companies—the public market for tjhe bulk of food animals and in livestock trade papers on which grow ers and feeders rely for market news." Denver Strike Is at An End Denver.—Denver's street car strike fended after an interview between Mayor Bailey and Charles Boettche, chairman of the board of directors of the tramway company. Temporary re lief is to be granted the company in ten days by the city council, which is thought to mean that the 6-cent fare will be restored. Permanent settle ment will be affected through future conferences. Tjjnion employes have ac cepted the old scale of 48 cents an hour pending arbitration. Takes Header into Iceberg St. Johns, N. F.—But two persons were killed and two injured when the Allen liner Grampian'collided with an iceberg off Cape Race. The steamer with its'1,100 passengers and crew is here for repairs. That the Grampian did not suffer the fate of the Titanic is believed to be due to the com mander's decision to strike the berg bow on. The entire bow of the ship was smashed in above the water line, General Strike for France Paris.—A twenty-four-hour general strike Vill begin at 5 a. m. July 21 and end at 5 a. m. July 22. Railroad employes are instructed to take all trains in motion at that hour to the nearest watering and coaling station. AUDUBON COUNTY JOURNAL. rma ay Lake Cities Become Seaports*'3' Milwaukee.—According to the plans of the United States shipping board to have a fleet of twenty-five ships plying direct from the Great Lakes to Europe, Milwaukee and other harbors of the lakes will at once become ocean points. One ship will leave lier^ in a few days for Liverpool. Grain will be one of the important commodities thar will be shipped. Other lake ports have already shipped quantities of grain direct to Europe. Under these conditions Milwaukee wil become also a great meat, shipping port. NOT A HARD AND FAST PACT WITH THE FRENCH May Take Years for the Soolety of Nations to Function and German Aggression in the Meantime a Men ace to the French Republic, 8aya Paris Paper. Paris-—Explaining the agreement entered into by the United States and Great Britain to come to the aid of France in case of unprovoked aggres sion by Germany, the Petit Parisien says the treaty will remain in force only until the League of Nations de cides that the league itself is suffi cient guarantee against aggression, this kind is made public directly after 'For the first time a convention of its conclusion," says the Parisien. This may be called an act of diplo macy, assomplished in the face .of the whole world one, all the more de cisive, for. not being kept secret in the chancellories. The circumstances relative to its conclusiqn are known. The League of Nations cannot oper ate immediately. Years may go be fore it' really comes into force, and in the meantime France may again be the victim of aggression. The dan ger of aggression menaces France more than any country which is a member of the league, America be ing far away, and Engiand more than ever protected by the sea. "Mr. Wilson and Mr. Lloyd-George realized that France needed an im mediate guarantee, the simple proc lamation of which would keep in check any desire for aggression. The agreement published answers the pur pose: it will come ipto force if an unprovoked act of aggression is made against France. But who could im agine our country capable of provok ing a war? The treaty do"es not im pose any obligation on France, but her allies have bound themselves by it to provide her with the guarantees they deemed to be necessary. UMotor Train on Its Way Take Over Loan for Canada New York.—J. P. Morgan & Com pany announce that a syndicate of New York bankers had purchased the new Canadian loan of $75,000,000, is suance of which was announced by Sir Thomas White, Dominion minister of finance. The proceeds will be devoted to the retirement of the.Canadian loan of $100,000,000 Issued here two years ago and maturing August 1. Flag of Abyssinia at Capital Washington.—The flag of the oldest government in the world, whose his tory dates back to the time of the queen of Sheba, was unfurled here in honor of the arrival of the delegates from Abyssinia, who came to present to President Wilson the congratula tions of their country on the victory of the allies and associated govern ments. «ai.,»»A.-Tiraiiiii»riv 'iitiwriti-Tiiw hi mill itilrt nGM l. Washington. The first complete military motor convoy to attempt a transcontinental journey left Washing ton for San Francisco under the com mand of Col A. O. Seaman of the motor* transport corps. It is expected that the trip will consume about sixty days. Sixty-three trucks including ambulances, repair shops and kitchens comprise the train. The purpose of the/ trip is to develop a through route from coast to coast for motor trans port and to demonstrate to practica billy of long-distance motor hauling. Huns Will Elect by Ballot Weimar.—Any male citizen, native or naturalized, who has attained the age of thirty-five is qualified to as pire to the presidency of the German republic'under the terms ef an article of the constitution endorsed by the national assembly having under con sideration the new constitution. The constitution provides that the presi dent shall be chosen by popular vote. Sheep Starved Off the Range Duluth, Minn. More than 20,000 acres' of. northern Minnesota land, available for feeding the starving flocks from Montana and Wyoming, have been listed with railroads by state officials. It is expected that a million head will be shipped here within the next few weeks for fatten ing. Gets Legion of Honor Cross Washington.—Rear Admiral William S. Sims has been decorated with the rank and cross of a grand officer of the Legion of Honor. "v I Gompers Off for Amsterdam New Yprk.—President Gompers Is on his way to Amsterdam to attend the convention of international trade unions. Polk May Go to Paris Paris.—Announcement is made that Frank L. Polk, acting secretary of state in Washington, had been asked to come to Paris to take the place of Secretary of Peace Lansing as head of the American peace mission, if Mr. Polk's health would permit- To Organize One Big Union Butte.—Labor delegates from Mon tana and northwestern states and Canada in convention here plann»d the organization of one big union to include all crafts, trades and locals of the American Federation of Labor and independent labor unions. office did serious damage t? that and I adjoining buildings. PHONE GIRLS^ STRIKE Cleveland Operators Demand Recognition of Union. Labor Officials Say That Increased Wages Will Also Be Asked ef Companies. .• Cleveland, O., Jfcily 14.—Telephone service was tied up here when approx imately 800 union operators and elec trical workers of the Cleveland (Bell system) and Ohio State Telephone com panies went on strike to enforce their demands for union recognition. Miss Rose Sullivan of Boston, in ternational organizer for the telephone section of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers, is in charge of the strike for the girls. Union officials declared requests for increased wages for the operators are to be added to the demands. BARMEN ASK BIG INCREASE Chicago Surface and Elevated Men Demand 77 Per Cent Raise in Wages. Chicago, July 14.—Surface and ele vated employees, covering the whole of Chicago," met and voted to demand radical and immediate increases In their wages. Sixty-two hundred members of the two unions were present. A formu lated statement of wage demands and the reasons therefor, signed by officers of the two unions, was read to the men and their vote indorsing it was unani mous. President Quinlan, for the surface men, will present the demands to President Busby of the Chicago Sur face lines at ten o'clock this morning, and at the same time President Mylan of the "L" employees will take the matter to B. I. Budd, president of the elevated companies. The demands of the men are for an Increase of 77 per cent over the pres ent scale, established last August by the war labor board. "RED" PLOTTERS ARE SEIZED Bolshevik! Planned to Assassinate Com mander of the Finnish White Guard. Helsingfors, July 14.—A plot to as passinate General Mennerheim, com mander of the white guard army, and known as "the stroqg man of Finland," ,has been frustrated by the arrest of jthe bolshevik conspirators. The reds jwere planning a coup d'etat to blow op [the ammunition depots of the white jguard forces. There is every pros pect of Important developments In the Russo-Flnnlsh situation as the result of conferences, and the deadlock may be •broken forthwith. Both the Russian find Finnish "white" armies have been jre-enforced with men, guns and mu nitions. DUTCH VOTE FOR SUFFRAGE First Chamber of Netherlands' Parlla. ment Is 34 to 5 for Granting Rights to Women. Amsterdam, July 14. The first chamber of the Dutch parliament has adopted a motion to introduce woman suffrage in Holland. The vote was 84 to 5. Charles Rock, Actor, Dies. London, July 14.—Charles Rock, the well-known English actor, died in Lon don THE MARKETS .Grain, Provisions, Etc. ,, ... Oats- July .... Sept .... Dec Chicago, July 12. Clos ing. 1.96 :Open- High- Low- Con*-^' ing. est. est. July ..... .1.94 1.95 1.94 Sept 1.94%-l.M 1.95% 1. Deo. -77% .77%-77 .79%-79% Iowa L96%-% 1-64%-* ..1.62%-1.6i% 1.65 1.61 .79 -79% .81 -77% .77 -79%' .78 .79-78% .81-80% FLOUR—Per bbl., 98-lb. sack basis: Corn flour, $8.70 white rye, In Jute, 18.00 dark rye, $7.50 spring .wheat, special brands, $12.90 first clear, $9.25 second clear, $6.00 hard winter, $11.30@H.50 soft winter, $11.50 new hard winter, $email@example.com new soft winter, $10.75. These prices apply to car lots except for special brands. BUTTER—Creamery, extras, 92 score, 51c higher scoring commands a premium firsts, 91 score, 50%c 80-90 score, 4S@50c seconds, 83-87 score, 46®47%c centralized, 50%c ladles, 46@4%c renovated, 48c packing stock, 41@44c. Prices to retail trade: Extra tubs, 64c prints, 56c. EGGS—Fresh firsts, 41®42c ordinary firsts, 39@39%c miscellaneous lots, cases Included, 39@40%c cases returned, 38® 39%c extras, packed In whltewood cases, 49@60c checks, 25@32c dirties, 28@34c storage packed, firsts, 42%@43c ordinary firsts, 41%@42%c. LIVE POULTRY—Turkeys, 24c fowls, 32c roosters, 21c broilers, 35®40c ducks, 25o spring ducks, 27®28c geese, 16c spring geese, 25c. Prices to retail trade in single coop lots, %@lc higher. ICED POULTRY Turkeys, 36®38c fowls, 31@33c roosters, 21@23c ducks, 28® 30c geese, 15@16c. POTATOES—Per 100 lb. sacks, $firstname.lastname@example.org. CATTLE—Prime steers, $email@example.com good to choice steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org medium to good steers, $email@example.com plain to medium steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org yearlings, fair to choice, $email@example.com stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to prime cows, $10.00® 13.50 fair to prime heifers, $email@example.com fair to good cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org canners, $5.75®6.75 cutters, $6.75®8.00 bologna bulls, $email@example.com butcher bulls, $firstname.lastname@example.org veal calves, $email@example.com. HOGS—Pair to choice light hogs, $22.40® 22.90 choice light butchers, $firstname.lastname@example.org medium"weighi butchers, 240-270 lbs., $22.50 $£2.90 heavy weight butchers, 270-350 lbs., \.-li$28.20®22.65 mixed packing, $email@example.com: Dynamite In Pay Office heavy packing, $21.25®21.70 rough packing, Butte.—The explosion of dynamite"*"$20.00021.26 pigs, fair to good, $firstname.lastname@example.org stags (subject to 80 lbs, dockage), $20.00® I placed in the entrance of the Ana conda Copper Mining company's pay 22.25. SHEEP—Shorn yearlings, $10.00®14.00 spring Jambs, JJ5.email@example.com clipped wethers, $6.60®11.75 clipped ewes, fair to chotcc» «?..6C@9.C0: bucks. $firstname.lastname@example.org. Late Incidents Gathered from Over the Stat* William Murray, 89, and a bache lor, who recently died at Humboldt, left his '$500,000 estate to people he knew in the neighborhood. Plans for Sac City's new high school building liave been drawn and' the proposition for its erection will soon be up to the .people. Mr. and Mrs. John Myers, of Waters loo, two of Blackhawk county's pio neers, quietly celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Emil Webberking of Waterloo, died of hemorrhage due to unhealed wounds received in battle in France. Three thousand dollars has just been appropriated by the state board for the building of a new athletic field at Iowa State college. Fort Dodge has opened her new $10,000 market, which is the out growth of the garden club move ment instituted during war time. A four weeks' campaign of educa* tion is to be put on by the good roads association of Clinton county, prelim inary to submission to the voters in' August. The Hawkeye Aviation company of Columbus Junction, with a capital stock of $10,000, has filed articles of incorporation in the office of the sec retary of state. The Aero Club of Iowa has bees organized by Des Moines flyers, most of whom have seen military service*® mahy of them in France. Clarence M. Young was chosen president. Lieut. Richard E. Coqk, Company C, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth In fantry, has been posthumously awarded the croix de guerre for brav ery in action during the battle»at Fismes, August, 1918. Capt E. E. Stoup, discharged May 15 from- the Thirteenth engineers, railway, has been cited by General Pershipg "for exceptionally meritor ious and conspicuous service in France." The grain elevatbr belonging to Turner Brothers and located on the Burlington railroad tracks at Aed Oak was totally destroyed by fire at midnight. The loss will be about $30,000. Arnold E. Moss, of Charles dity, has passed the final examination at Annapolis, Maryland, for admission to the United States naval academy and has now entered as midship man for the four years' course. Lightning struck the large barn on the Herman Meier farm of Toronto, burning it to the ground,in twenty minutes with all contents. The barn contained about forty tons of timothy hay, some straw and three calves. The elevator owned and operated by the Independent Grain and Lum ber company in Clutier was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, including all contents except the office supplies. The fire was a total loss around $10,000, partially insured. 1 After seeing almost a year's over sea's service, being wounded twice after having gone "over the top" four times, to return to the United States and die of his wounds before reach ing home is the fate of John Fer guson, son of Mike Ferguson, of Le Mars. Toung Ferguson died at a hos pital at Camp Devens, Mass. 'J, Paved ro^ds carried in Johnson county by a majority of 4'60. The vote was 1,924 for the proposition and 1,464 against. The county did not vote on the issuance of bonds. Mrs. Faustina Ankeny, 78 years old, who accompanied her grandson, Henry V. Lacey, to China for a year's visit two years ago, will go next week to Columbus, O., for the world's Methodist Centenary celebration. W. C. Rathbun and son, Fred, of Ida Grove, father and brother of the young rapist, are now under arrest in Spirit Lake for transporting 11, quor "across" the line. One hundred and thirty-two quarts of. whiskey were seized. The elder Mr. Rath was arrested in Spirit Lake for a similar offense about a year ago and fined nearly $400, besides having his liquor confiscated. His hearing has not yet been held. A reoent survey of the farming con« dltions in Carroll county made by the county farm bureau, revealed the fact that there are 1,877 farms in that county of which number 950, or 51 per cent, are farmed by tenants. In one township, Richland, it was found that tenants farmed 66 per cent of the farms, while in "Kniest township tenants farmed only 36 per cent. The probability is that with the new lev el of prices for farms there will be a tendency in the direction of smaller farms and more extensive farming. Thirty county exhibits,' enough to line the outer wall of the agricultu ral building at the fair ground have already been -received, according to John W. Coverdale, of Ames, secre tary of the state federation of farm bureaus. Waucoma, a small town in the northwest part of B'a/ette county, following the lead of West Union, an nounces that its Chautauqua, tQ be held in August, will be free to tha public, the entire cost being met in advance by subscription from the local citizens. Ti :5?, 1 yyvi I '1 Y: ,r SP"!