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Food Officials Prepare Bill to.
N Carry Out Pledge Regarding.
Wheat Price..
Measure Calls for an Appropriation of
I $1,250,000,000 and Copies Are
Given Chairmen of Senate
and House Committees.
Washington, Jan. 30.The food ad
ministration has transmitted to the
chairmen of the senate and honse agri
cultural committees a bill appropriat
ing $W50,000fOO0 to enable the gov
ernment to carry out its guarantee to
the farmer of a price of $2.20 a bushel
for the 1919 wheat cropA
The measure, which was drawn by
officials of the Food Administration
and the Department of Agriculture,
was described by some senators as an
omnibus measure which would permit
the President to continue the Food
Administration in operation and to ex
ercise all of the powers conferred upon
him by the food control act.
Senator Gore, chairman of the sen
ate committee, announced that he
would not introduce the measure in
the senate.
"It is broader than I think is neces-
sary," be declared. "I may take It
as a basis for another bill which
may Introduce."
Powers Would Continue.
Under this bill as drawn, govern
ment authority to control grain deal
ers, millers and elevators "by license
or other like powers," would be con
tinued and the President would be au
thorized to "create any agency or
agencies" to buy tho 1918 and 1919
wheat crops, "wheat products and oth
ers foodstuffs and feeds" at the guar
anteed price, regulato export and im
port of wheat, require preferential
railroad service as long as the rail
roads are under government control,
control grain exchanges and prohibit
trading upon them "at such time or
times as may be deemed desirable or
proper to meet market conditions and
competitive prices of foreign grown
wheat and to prescribe such rules and
regulations as may be deemed neces
sary to protect the government of the
United States from paying the guar
anteed prices aforesaid for any Wheat
other than that covered by proclama
In addition, the President, through
the agency he would designate, could
also sell, either domestically or by ex
port, wheat, wheat products or by-prod
nets at a profit or loss, "as in the
judgment of such agency may be
He also could lease, buy or requisi
tion storage space and prescribe the
terms to be paid for it.
Acting Secretary Polk Gets $716,557
From Father's Estate.
New York, Jan. 30.Frank L. Polk,
acting secretary of state, received
$716,557 from the estate of his father,
Dr. William M. Polk, according to a
transfer tax appraisal of the estate
filed in the surrogate's court here.
The net value of the estate was fixed
at $724,557. Mrs. Marie Drehon Polk,
widow, was bequeathed $3,000. The
will explained that Mrs. Polk was
amply provided for by her own for
Reserve Stocks Are Exhausted and
Many Factories Close.
Berlin, Jan. 31.The coal shortage
(throughout Germany is so threatening
that for the moment all other ques
tions are overshadowed. The larger
factories are already closed and it will
|bs necessary to shut down many of
(the biggest plants in Berlin if the situ
ation does not improve within a fort
Slight The reserves are virtually ex
U. S. DRY JANUARY 16, 1920
Official Proclamation Signed by Acting
Secretary of State.
Washington, Jan. 30.Ratification of
the prohibition amendment to the fed
eral constitution, effective Jan. 16,
1920, is announced in a proclamation
signed at the state department by
Acting Secretary F. L. Polk.
American Association Club Managers
and Magnates Meet.
Chicago, Jan. 29.April 23 was
practically decided on as the opening
date for the American Association 1919
season at a meeting of club managers
and magnates here.
Penrose Replies to Pinchot.
Washington, Jan. 31.Glfford Pin
chot's demand that Senator Bois Pen
rose of Pennsylvania cease his fight
for the chairmanship of the senate
finance committee has been met by a
sarcastic refusal. Senator Penrose
made it clear fn a statement he issued
he is ready for a finish fight for the
chairmanship. "I hardly consider
Pinchot's open letter as worthy of
being dignified by a reply," he said.
"The most charitable treatment that
can be accorded him is to throw over
htm the mantle of oblivion."
Boys in Europe Refrain From
Acts of Violence.
Crime Wave in Paris Is Traced to
Apaches Wearing .United States
Army Uniform.
Paris, Jan. 31.An investigation
shows that Apaches of all nationalities
dressed in American uniforms were
mainly responsible for the acts of vio
lence which have caused broadcast
publicity to be given to an alleged
American crime wave in Paris.
It was further ascertained that as
saults and hold-ups are infinitesimal
in number as compared with the pub
lished figures of the crime wave, ex
isting nearly exclusively in the vivid
imagination of sensational local news
An opportunity was presented to
verify at police headquarters the fig
ures respecting crimes during last
December. Thirty-four murders
charged to Americans were discredit
ed and dwindled to two 244 hold-ups
and assaults were reduced by 80 per
There have been numerous fistic en
counters, however, but they were most
ly between Americans, old-fashioned
rough and tumble brawls in which ar
rests are rarely made In American
cities, where for the most part the
pugnacious individuals would merely
be requested by the police to gp home,
or a humorous policeman would advise
them "if you want to fight, go to
Supreme Council Asks Allied Military
Men to Frame Plan.
Paris, Jan. 81.The Supreme coun
cil, it is officially announced, reached
satisfactory provisional arrangements
dealing with the German colonies and
the occupied territories of Turkey in
The council decided that the mili
tary representatives of the Allied
powers at Versailles should meet and
report on the most equitable distri
bution of the burden of supplying
military forces for the purpose of
maintaining order in Turkey, pending
action by the conference regarding the
government of Turkish territory.
Five German Cannon Worth $150,000
Each Are Sent to Coblenz.
Coblenz, Jan. 31.The German com*
mission notified the Americans that
five guns mounted on railway cart
were on their way to Coblenx from
Spandau to be turned over to the
Americans with other equipment, in
accordance with the terms of the ar
Ordnance experts estimate that
these guns, mounted and ready for ac
tion, are worth $150,000 each. The
other war material consists of from
three to four types of bombing planes
used by the Germans.
Said to Exercise No Control Over Si
berian Railways.
Tokio, Jan. 31.Japan has been ex
cluded from control of the Siberian
railways, but has been held respon
sible for guarding the lines, the news
paper Kokumin says it learns from
a reliable source.
"America, England, France, Italy
and China will control the traffic and
technical features of the lines," says
the newspaper.
Military Training Planned.
Washington, Jan. 31.Chicago is to
have the largest high school army in
the world under a plan for military
training, approved by the war depart
ment after a conference with Jacob M.
Loeb, president of the Chicago board
of education. Physical and vocational
training for all the 14,500 youths in
the high schools will be combined with
instruction in military science and the
handling of arms under the tutelage
of nearly 50 army officers. Equipment
valued at $2,500,000 will be provided
by the government.
In the name of France, President Poincare bestowed upon General Pershing the Grand Cross of the Legion of
Honor, the most prized of decorations that France can bestow, at the American general headquarters.
Great Britain Stops Importation
of Long List of Goods
on March
Restrictions are Not of Permanent Na
ture and Are Intended to Bring
British Manufacturers to
State of Stability.
Washington, Jan. 31.The British
government, for the protection of its
industries during the period of recon
struction, has promulgated drastic
import regulations covering a wide
range of commodities and effective
March 1.
The restricted list was made public
here by the War Trade board In ad
vices from Consul General Skinner at
Commodities not on the list may be
imported without special British^ Im
port licenses until July 1, the' an
nouncement said, and restrictions on
the importation of syrup, molasses and
other articles of like nature will be
removed Feb. 24. Raw hides of all
kinds also will be admitted.
Commodities which may not be im
ported into Great Britain after March
1 without special licenses range all
the way from essentials to luxuries
and include machine tools and machin
ery for working in both metal and
wood, stoves, manufactures of alumi
num and wearing apparel not water
proofed, baskets and basket ware,
metal baths, cartridges, cement, fatty
acids, fire extinguishers, guns, car
bines and rifles, hats and bonnets, lawn
mowers, linen yarns and manufactures
thereof, mats, matting, mops, oilcloth,
perfumery, and toilet preparations,
photographic apparatus, pictures,
prints, engravings and photographs,
plated and gilt wares, revolvers and
pistols, salt, sewing machines, manu
factures of skins and furs, soaps, spec
tacles and eyeglasses not' containing
gold, time-recording instruments of all
kinds, and movements and parts there
of, wringers and mangles, weighing
machines, scales and balances of all
descriptions and vacuum cleaners.
On the list permitted until July 1
are works of art, apples, bananas, cas
ings and sausage skins, cocoa, coffee,
fruit from all sources, canned, bottled
or preserved, hides, wet and dry, vege
tables, ivory, marble, onions, pimen
tos, rum, sugar cane and tobacco, un
manufactured and. manufactured, in
cluding cigars and clgarets.
The War Trade board's announce
ment said the restrictions were not to
be regarded as of a permenant nature
and that they were necessary In order
that Great Britain might "bring her
own manufactures to a state of stabil
ity approaching that of pre-war days."
Fire of Unknown Origin Destroys
Military Penitentiary.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 31.Fire of
undetermined origin virtually de
stroyed the federal' disciplinary bar
racks here with a resultant loss esti
mated at $100,000. In addition, cloth
ing In the quartermaster's department,
said to have been valued at $60,000,
was destroyed. Soldiers were thrown
about the buildings and prisoners as
sisted in fighting the flames.
Bank Clerks Demand Raise.
Berlin, Jan. 31.The clerical force
of the Middle German Credit bank has
submitted an ultimatum to the direc
tors demanding a war bonus of 2,000
marks for married employes and 1,500
marks for unmarried employes who
have been in the service of the bank
since the beginning of the war. The
clerks also ask an increase in wages
amounting to 100 per cent over the
wages paid before the war and the
retention of married substitutes who
were engaged during the progress of
the war.
Intends to Spend $300,000,000
on Railways This Year.
Individual Companies Will Be Given
Chance to Pass on All Im
Washington, Jan. .31.About $300,-
000,000 will be spent by railroads this
year for extensions and improvements
and $200,000,000 for new cars and loco
motives, according, to preliminary
plans of the Railroad administration,
announced by Director General Hines.
Much greater capital expenditures
will be authorized, but indications now
are that the entire program cannot be
carried out before the end of the year
and no improvements or purchases of
equipment will be ordered by the Rail
road administration without approval
of the individual railroad company.
Director General Hines believes the
aggregate expenditures for extensions
and improvements may run above the
$300,000,000 advance estimate and the
orders for new cars and locomotives
may fall below the $200,000,000 figure.
These outlays are in addition to $286,-
000,000 of equipment ordered last year
to be delivered and paid for this year.
Improvements authorized, but not ac
complished last year, must be recon
sidered now in the light of peace con
ditions and will be authorized again if
they are deemed still desirable.
In 1918 $265,931,000 was spent for
additions and betterments, and $289,-
388,000 for equipment.
Federal Judge Declines to Restrain
New Phone Rates.
Indianapolis, Jan. 31.The petition
of the Indiana public service commis
sion for an injunction to prevent the
Burleson long distance telephone rates
from being placed into effect was
dismissed by Judge A. B. Anderson in
United States district court here.
Judge Anderson held his court had
no jurisdiction.
Representatives of nine central
states urged that the injunction be
Food Administration So Assure* Mill
ers and Dealers.
New York, Jan. 31.Julius Barnes,
president of the Food administration
grain corporation, assured flour deal
ers and millers In a statement here
that there would be no impairment
during the present crop year of the
government fixed buying price of flour.
He said the grain corporation had no
intention of reselling below the stan
dard buying price the stocks of flour
which it had accumulated.
Secretary Lansing Sends Message to
New Government.
Washington, Jan. 31.Recognition
of the provisional government of Po
land has been accorded by the Ameri
can government, officials of the State
department said in making public a
message which Secretary Lansing at
Paris has sent by direction of Presi
dent Wilson to Ignace Jan PaderewakL
new Polish premier.
Deeper Waterways Body Adjourns.
Defiance, Ohio, Jan. 30.After elect
ing officers and raising a fund of
$100,000 to carry on the work of the
organization, the convention of Lake
Erie-Lake Michigan-Mhaml Deeper
Waterways association adjourned
Americans Enjoy Good Health.
Lansing. Mich., Jan. 31.The gen
eral health, discipline and morale of
the American troops in Russia is good,
according to a cablegram received by
Governor Sleeper from President Wil
son. It was sent in reply to a cable
from the governor asking the Presi
dent for assurances that Michigan
troops were not suffering. The Presi
dent's statement is based on a report
made by. Colonel Stewart, command
ing the American troops in Russia. A
complete inspection tour was made by
Colonel Stewart.
Germany Will Be Allowed Six
Million Bushels of Bread
stuffs a Month.
Herbert C. Hoover Cables From Eu
rope That All Surplus American
Wheat Can Be Disposed
of Abroad.
New York, Jan. 31.Germany will
be allowed about 6,000,000 bushels of
breadstuff's a month, mostly from the
United States, under the general food
program outlined by the Allies, if Bhe
can pay for it, according to a detailed
statement of foreign grain require
ments cabled b'y Herbert C. Hoover
to Julius H. Barnes, president of the
United States* Grain corporation, and
made public here.
Between now and July 1, the state
ment said, France and Italy will take
80,000,000 bushels of wheat and flour
from the grain corporation, while the
Allied governments will take' also
about 75,000,000 bushels of oats.
If restrictions are removed on cereal
imports to European neutrals they will
reuire about 60,000,000 bushels of
wheat, rye or barley, in grain or flour
to bring their bread consumption to
normal, mostly from the United States.
Can Dispose of All Wheat. 3
"As we have already shipped from
the United States over 160,000,000
bushels of wheat or.flour, the Grain
corporation will easily dispose of all
wheat, with perhaps a small carry
over, if any, at the next harvest," the
cable said.
"The basis of price of all these
wheat sales included not only the
basic prices paid tothe farmer, but
handling and storage expenses of the
Grain corporation. The Grain cor
poration is, therefore, in a strong po
sition because farm sales are about
equal to its stock on hand and its
available $150,000,000 capital and the
corporation will emphatically maintain
the 1918 guaranty for which purpose it
was created.
Pork Products for Germany.
"Th,p- Supreme Food council, under
military advice, has granted Germany
the right to import 150,000,000 pounds
of pork products per month as sooh^
as she arranges payment and ship
ping. This and neutral demand should
overtake any surplus of these prod
ucts in, two months after being start
ed in fact, by peace there will be a
shortage in pork production,.
"The re-establishment of new mar
kets and normal trading during armis
tice Is slow and difficult. In order
to get over many of the difficulties
of trading in flours and wheat during
the period of the armistice, the Grain
corporation is establishing stocks for
sale at Rotterdam, Trieste, Constan
tinople and other points to as large
an extent as the Shipping board can
furnish tonnage."
Labor Unions
9 British
London, Jan. 31.The cabinet met
to discuss the labor troubles. It is
understood that the ministers decided
against intervening at present in the
strikes, on the ground that they have
not been authorized by the trade
unionists and that, therefore, interven
tion would be unwise. It is the view
of the ministers that the men, in the
absence of the usual strike pay, are
not likely long to keep up the move
ment and that the government there
fore should confine its action to pre
serving order.
American Cavalry In Europe Said to
Have Been Failure.
Buffalo, N. T., Jan. 81.Major
Henry Leonard told the members of
the New York State Breeders' Asso
ciation at their annual meeting here
that the American cavalry remount in
Europe had been a failure.
"This is an open secret now that
the war is over," he said. "The Quar
termaster's department reports verify
the. statement. The government main
tained its artillery remount service at
high efficiency, but failed to keep the
cavalry properly mounted."
Measure Provides for Settlement of
War Concracts.
Washington, Jan. 81.Legislation
designed to validate and permit set
tlement of informal war contracts ag
gregating several billion dollars was
sent to conference by the senate,
which without a record vote passed
the military committee's substitute for
the measure recently passed by the
house. $
New Educational Plan.
Washington, Jan. 31.An important
and far reaching educational measure
was introduced in the house by Rep
resentative H. M. Towner, of Iowa,
creating a department of education
with a cabinet member at its head.
The bill carries an appropriation of
$100,000,000 to be apportioned among
the states on condition each state shall
appropriate as much as it receives. It
is specified the money shall be used
for removal of Illiteracy. Americaniza
tion of foreigners and kindred pur
Weekly HeaRh Talks
A Word About the
People are easily frightened when they
think something is the matter with their
lungs or heart, and well they may be but
few people understand the dangers of dis
eased kidneys. These organs have a duty
of vital importance to perform, and if they
are diseased, there is no telling how or
where the symptoms may appear. The
kidneys are filters, and when they are
healthy they remove the poiseus from the
blood and purify it. When the kidneys
are diseased, the poisons are spread every
where, and one of these poisons is urie
acid. The uric acid is carried all through
the system and deposited in various places,
in the. form cf urate saltsin the feet,
ankles, wrists and backoften forming
bags under the eyes. Sometimes the result
ing trouble is called rheumatism, lumbago,
sciatica and backache. Finally, come stone
in the bladder, diabetes and Bright's dis
Dr. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., in recent
years, discovered that a certain combina
tion of remedies would dissolve uric acid
(urate salts) in the system. He found this
combination to be harmless, so that he
made it up in tablets, of double strength,
and called them Anuric Tablets. They
dissolve uric acid in the human system as
hot coffee dissolves sugar. If you have
uric, acid troubles, don't delay in taking
Anuric Tablets, which can be secured in
the drug stores. You can write Dr. Pierce,
too, and he will tell you what to eat and
how to live so that more uric acid will not
form in your system. Dr. Pierce will not
charge for this advice.
Mournful Numbers.
"What did the poet mean by Tell
me not in mournful numbers?'"
"Maybe he was figuring en a bill the
restaurant waiter bad banded him."
$100 Reward, $100
Catarrh Is a local disease greatly Influ
enced by constitutional conditions. It
therefore requires constitutional treat
Is taken Internally and acts through the
Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the Sys
destroys the* foundation of the. disease,.
gives the paelont strength by improving
the general health and assists nature In
doing its work. SIM.0 for any case of
Catarrh that HALL'S CATARRH
OICIJ7E fails to cure.
gists 75c. Testimonials free.
r. Cheney 4b Co.. Toledo, Ohio.
Its Tone.
"Those loud Comeups evidently be
lieve that money talks."
"In their case, it screeches."
An Attack of Influenza
Often Leans Kidneys in
Weakened Condition
Doctors in all parts of the country have
been kept busy with the epidemic of in
fluenza which has visited so many homes.
The symptoms of this disease are very
distressing and leave the system in a run
down condition. Almost every victim
complains of lame back and urinary
troubles which should net be neglect
ed, as these danger signals often lead to
dangerous kidney troubles. Druggists
report a large sale on Dr. Kilmer**
Swamp-Boot which so many people say
soon heals and strengthens the kidneys
after an attack of grip. Swamp-Root,,
being an herbal compound, has a gentle
healing effect on the kidneys, which
is almost immediately noticed in most
cases by those who try it. Dr. Kilmer
Co., Binghamton, N. Y., offer to send
a sample size bottle of Swamp-Root, on
receipt of ten cents, to every sufferer
who requests it. A trial will convince
any one who may be in need of it. Regu
lar medium and large size bottles, for
sale at all druggists. Be sure to mention,
this paper.Adv.
The milk of human kindness is
never run through a cream separator.
Of bad things your own had temper
should head the list
Spanish Influenza can
be prevented easier than
it can be cured.
At the first sign of a.
shiver or sneeze, take
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Tulibee Whitefish lie a pound
caught through the ice. Codfish
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priceGat anvarieties of fresh,frozen, salt
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