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Flames of Farmers’ Folly Sweep Wide
Area of Canadian Forests;
Rain Brings Relief
Quebec, Ont. —Thirty-three persons
are known to be dead and a possible
50 have lost their lives in the brush
and forest fires which are burning in
the Cobalt district In northwestern
Ontario and in the St. Maurice valley,
Earlier reports which said that frcie
50 to 100 persons lost their Ilves in a
panic to board a relief ship at the
Haileybury deck, were erroneous.
In addition to the known dead, many
persons, who lost their homes In the
burning of six north country villages,
Including the town of Haileybury, are
reported missing.
The fires are spreading south and
southeast toward this city and the vil
lages lying north of Montreal, in what
Is described as Canada’s worst con
In Haileybury the property loss is
estimated at $4,000,000. The number of
homeless is said to be at least 5,000.
With reports of heavy forest fires in
Michigan, to the east of Quebec and
over the border in Maine, farmers
working in a jmtato field on the out
skirts of Haileybury. started a rubbish
fire to burn dried potato tops. As a
result, only 20 homes stands in Hailey
From the potato patch, the fire
spread to bushes and then to neighbor
ing woods which were dry as tinder.
Soon the fire was beyond human con
trol and was not checked until five of
the mining settlements which dot the
area were destroyed.
Seek to Recover $2,408,267.41 From
Dayton Airplane Company; Con
tracts Alleged Fraudulent
Cincinnati. —The United States gov
ernment filed suit In the United States
District court, Dayton, Ohio, against
the Dayton Airplane company, seeking
to recover $2,408,267.41 at 0 per cent
interest from June 11. 1919, alleged to
have been fraudulently paid to the
company by government officers.
The government in the suit alleges
that certain provisions In the contracts
entered Into with the Dayton Airplane
company by duly authorized officers
were wrongful, unlawful, fraudulent
and void. The government action
states that because of the national
emergency at the time war was de
clared. the government was not able,
with the facilities at Its disposal, to
furnish a sufficient quantity of aero
nautical equipment necessary for its
The government’s claim reiterates
seven contracts and supplements,
among which are two contracts in
which the government agreed to pro
vide the defendants with $2,500,000 to
carry out the contract.
The bill continues that during the
progress of work under these con
tracts, the government paid to the
Dayton Airplane company the total
sum of $31,436,175.11 as payment under
the terms and conditions of such con
tracts and supplements.
Casper, Wyo.—The initial gusher to
be brought In on Teapot Dome, United
States naval reserve, just south of Salt
Creek field, nnd located 40 miles north
<»f Casper, came In with a flow esti
mated. 15,000 to 20,000 barrels dally.
If the late figure Is correct. It will be
the largest oil well In Wyoming. This
Is a Mammoth OH company well, this
company having been granted the con
tract to drill this field for oil. The
well Is located on the southwest quar
ter section 2-39-78. on the eastern edge
of the field. Production Is believed
found In Shannon or Shale sand, depth
approximately 1,465 feet.
The oil shot over the crown block
for several hours and Is flooding the
region around the well with crude oil.
A driller who has seen 40,000-barrel
wells come in within other oil districts
estimated that th well camp In with
an initial flow of 20.000 to 25,000 bar
rel -* riativ production.
Salem, Ore. —Military saluting be
tween officers nnd enlisted men of the
regular army, national guard nnd other
elements of the national defense has
been dumped into the discard, except
on military reservations and under
limited circumstances, according to a
war department order received by Brtg.
Gen. George A. White, hen.’ of the Ore
gon national guard.
Secretary of Commerce II!
New York. —Herbert Hoover, secre
tary of commerce, who wns to have
addressed the nnnual convention of the
American Bankers association, wns un
able to do so on account of illness, it
was announced by President M. Mc-
Adams. Friends of Mr. Hoover at the
convention said they understood he
wan suffering from a severe tooth Adie
and his physicians had advised him to
remain In bed.
Mr. Hoover is stopping at the home
of George Bnrr Baker, an old friend,
Jn Park avenue.
lines grant overtime in sign
Trainmen and Conductors Will Ask
Only Slight Modification in
Rules.—Proposals Vir
tually Accepted
Chicago.—Approximately 49 roads
west of the Mississippi river, embrac
ing all the principal carriers In this
section, are reported ready to sign an
agreement with the Brotherhoods of
Railroad Trainmen and the Order of
Railway Conductors, continuing the
present rates of pay and rules with
some slight changes for another year.
Negotiations were begun between a
committee of executives headed by W.
P. Jeffers, general manager of the
Union Pacific, and W. G. Lee, heed
of the trainmen, and L. E. Sheppard,
leader of the conductors.
Only two main points were at issue,
Mr. Lee said, and named the overtime
and rates of pay. He said the discus
sion was friendly and all Indications
pointed to the fact that the agreement
would soon be formally reached. The
brotherhoods committees met and, it
was understood, virtually accepted the
propositions with the exceptions of
some slight changes in rules, to be
worked out later.
At present members of the train
men’s and conductors’ organizations
receive time and one-half pay for over
time after the eighth hour. The roads
have attempted to do away with this
punitive overtime -and have carried
this dispute along with wage disa
greements to the labor board. The
two organizations also have sought aid
from the board In disputes on these
points. Any agreements reached. Mr.
Lee said, will provide for withdrawal
of all such cases.
Mr. Jeffers, while refusing to dis
cuss the meeting for publication, inti
mated that the propositions “were mu
tually agreed to” nnd that new con
tracts were assured.
powdeFmill blasts
Two Terrific Explosions Shake Towns
Miles Around; Other Blowups
Joplin, Mo. —Three mon are missing
in two explosions which occurred at
the plant of the General Explosive®
company, northwest of the city. Con
tents of a mix house and a tank house
The explosions shook building® in
towns within a radius of 25 miles,
Both explosions lighted the sky, the
glare being seen for miles.
A gelatin mix house was first to ex
plode. Flames from this building set
fire to a nitroglycerine tank, which
also exploded. Both explosions wore
terrific nnd shook buildings in towns
for miles around.
About half of the window I‘ghts In
buildings nnd houses at Carl Junction,
three miles from the plant, were re
ported shattered.
The blasts lighted up the sky ri?.l
the glare could be seen for many miles
In all directions.
Large buildings in Jdpl’n were shak
en. but no damage wns done hero.
The extent of the damage has not
vet been ascertained.
Isadora Duncan Permitted to Lnnd
New York.—lsadora Duncan nnd her
■•xhnbernnt young poet-hush* nd. Srrg
Vessen’n. were permitted tn land I*
•be United States, aft r the dope rimer*
«f justice had deta’ned them 2M
o learn whether the dancer, who hn<’
•rrlved from Moarow. was n rotir’e
oi the Russian soviet g »vornm r nr.
Tt wns officially stated Hint hrnndi
’‘enking, the department of justice d-
Hncd the dancer because of her Inn
'‘r’denco In nnd gnr«lp the
'•nnectel her with the soviet govern
•«nt. end because it was sivpecto
’»nt she ml?ht be n courier forth
»vlet on her ostensible dancing tour oi
his country.
4,C00 at Lewistown Fair
Lewistown, —Four thousand peopl*
ittended the opening of the Centra
\fontnnn fair here, the verdict Loin:-
hat this was the finest fair In re
snort to the extent and quality of ex
hlblts nnd the racing ever seen In this
nart of the state.
Lewistown. William KiHliam. r
well known broncho buster, wnr
:hrown while riding In a bucking con
♦est at the fair here, suffering broker
ribs and other Injuries.
Dublin.—The Irish government b
issued a proclamation offering f»*
amnesty to all offenders who r-nr*e
4er their arms by October 15.

Liquor Stock Seized Taken Off By
Staff; Scandal During Wilson
Washington.—Charges that “certain
representatives of the department of
justice” converted to their use large
stocks of liquor seized in the enforce
ment of prohibition laws were made
in a special report filed by the District
of Columbia grand jury, but at the de
partment of Justice, officials indicated
that no action was in prospect since
the offenses complained of were by
“former attaches of a former admin
istration” of the department.
The report asserted that the liquor
was removed from the warehouse used
by the government for- storage pur
poses and was used by the officials in
volved for their private consumption,
for distribution to personal friends and
ss gifts to favored Institutions. Tljere
was no charge that any of the liquor
wns disposed of for financial gain.
The liquor stocks covered, in the
grand jury report were those taken
during the operation of the Reed bone
dry law, which prohibited sale of al
coholic beverages within the district
during the early months nf the war
and during the period when purchases
in adjacent territory were still permis
Reject Proposal to Submit Panel of
Twenty Names Outside In
dustry to President
Cleveland. —Late developments In
dicated that there was a pronounced
lack of harmony within the ranks of
bituminous coal operators, in session
with minors here to formulate a plan
for negotiating future wage scales,
when it wns learned that the operators
In caucus had rejected a proposal of
the federal government that a panel
of 20 names of persons disassociated
with the coal industry be submitted to
President Harding for use in creation
of a committee provided under the
Borah-Winslow law, recently passed
by congress.
At the operators’ caucus a telegram
was read from Herbert Hoover, secre
tary of commerce, and James J. Davis,
secretary of labor, addressed to the
temporary chairman of the Joint con
ference of operators and miners, ask
ing the conference to submit to the
president a panel of 20 names of per
sons disassociated with the coal in
dustry who might be included in the
federal fact-finding coal commission.
The telegram, a copy of which also
was sent to John L. Lewis, president
of the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca, requested in the name of President
Harding, that this panel be submitted
by the Joint conference.
Boys Playing About C?bln Creek
School Attracted by Groans
Milos City.—Two persons, residents
in the Cabin creek district, north ol
Baker, arc dead ns the result of wha'
is believed to be ptomaine poisoning
caused by the eating of preserved
Miss Pearl Walden, 20, teacher It
the Cabin Creek school, 22 miles north
east of Ismay tn Fallon county d’e<
nt Ismay. Hardly had the messng
been received here through the
■*f the Musselshell division of the Clf
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, when fur
ther advices from Ismay was sent thn
Adolph Nltsrhkn. 22. a young ranch**
in the vicinity of the Cabin Creek d's
trict, died within a few hours after h
arrived in Ismay for medical treat
Mis® Walden wns found when snm
hoys playing about the schoolhouse :
part of which was occupied by th
teacher ns her home dur'ng sch
were attracted by groans omnn «t'n
*rom her apartment nnd upon i’*vcf* ,:
gation found her lying down, h ini’
•ible to talk. She wr?te a no’e on ••
>*rrap of paper asking the tn ao*w
for aid. stating tint she believed
had be r n poisoned hr rating preserve*
corn. Nelghl»ors finding her in n nr
'•nrlous condition, removed her linin'
dlntely tn Ismay where she de-1 th
following day.
To Recognize Church Head for Pear
London. —Athens advices tn Gree’
quarters -n London state that the revr
lutlonnry committee in the Greek cap!
♦al has decided to recognize MeloU'v
Metaxakis ns ecumenical pntr’arcb
head of the Greek church, in order t
terminate church antagonism. Th
holy synod hns promised to concur h
this decision, these advices say.
Italy Agrees to Loan to Austria
Rome. —The cnblnc-t hns authorize '
the Italian delegation to the Genev
conference to accept the proposal be
fore the league of nations regarding r
loan to Austria, thus signifying Itnly's
partleipatlon In the loan.
Heads Lady Engineers
Cedar Rapids, lowa. —Mrs. Grace
Hunter, of Des Moines, was elected
president of the grand international
auxiliary of the Brotherhood of lx*-
eomotlve Engineers at the annual meet
ing here.
A big gas well belonging to the Ohio
OH Company und located twenty inlies
south of Kock Springs wus struck by
Royalties accruing to the federal
government from oil. nutund gas and
natural gas gasoline amounted In
August to £778,378, of which $388,811'
was credited to Wyoming.
David P. ilollshouse, 50 years old,
lank worker, who came to Casper from
Oregon, Texas, was killed at the Tex
as Company’s plant east of Casper
when his head was crushed under a
heavy boiler. He Is survived by his
widow and four children.
One hundred thousand brook front
were received In Dayton from the
Bozeman, Mont., government hatchery
and were distributed initneditely at va
rlous* points along the Tongue river on
top of the first range of Hie Big Horn
mountains. The fish were procured
through the endeavors of the Sheridan
Hod and Gun Club.
Six of seven alleged I. W. W. ar
rested al the Instance of Salt Creek
legionnaires on charges of disturbance,
based on attempts to create labor trou
ble, pleaded guilty when arraigned In
Justice Court In C*sper. and were
fined S2U each and dismissed with the
understanding that they are to leave
the city at om-e
With 545 leD»5 registered to date
for the present school year, the Ut*i
versity of Wyoming shows an Increase
over the enrollment at this period last
year of 132 students, or about 30 per
cent. This Increase presages the early
attainment of the 1,000 enrollment
goal, for the stale school Is becoming
t>etter known each year.
Probably the third largest deposit
of coal tn the world is being opened
five miles of Gillette by the Mark
Shields Coal Company. The vein ex
tends to a depth of ninety-five feet
and covers an area of 800 acres. Only
two other fields in the world are larg
er, it is claimed, those of Prance and
India and one In Australia.
The Thermopolis Gas Company has
turned gas into its mains at Thermop
olis. supplying consumers of Thermop
olis and neighboring towns for the
first time. For a number of months
work of laying the pipes in the alleys
and back streets has been going on.
and many homes and manufacturing
industries of the city are ready for Its
Forty thousand tons of beets, pro
duced on 5,000 acres of land in the
Sheridan and Little Horn valleys ad
jacent to this city und Hardin, Mont.,
are being utllized by the Holly Sugar
Company In its annual grinding cam
paign in Its mills in Sheridan. The es
timated production of sugar from this
year’s campaign will be 100,000 100-
pound bugs, or 5,000 tons of sugar.
The Great Western Development
Company, recently financed to con
struct irrigation projects adjacent to
Basin, will begin construction work on
the first unit in October. G. W. John
son has the contract for the earth
construction at n cost of SBO,OOO. The
first unit will water 10,000 acres with
in seven miles of Basin and will be
settled under a colonization plan.
Wyoming electors on Nov. i w’llt
vote on the location of a w-.tnte tubercu
losis sanitarium, for which an initial
appropriation of $5.00,000 was made by
the last Legislature. Any town in the
state is eligible to candidacy for the
Institution provided Its altitude Is less
than 5,750 feet, Its location not more
than five miles from a railroad, Its cli
mate sunny, Its water supply pure and
convenient and Its citizens prepared to
provide a site of not less than forty
acres suitable for agricultural pur
Two and one-half miles from the
Muddy Range station In the heart of
the Big Horns und easily accessible
from the Black and Yellow trail, ex
ploring parties from Buffalo have dis
covered a new cuve extending from a
rather insignificant opening between
two large rocks into the mountain
side to a shaft that has an übrupt drop
of about thirty five feet.
Supervisor H. C. Hilton of the Medi
cine Bow National forest has an
nounced that the lookouts at the Medi
cine Bow peak, the highest point in the
Medicine Bow mountains in Wyoming,
und at Sombre hili will be continued
after Oct. 1, the date on which, ordi
narily, these lookouts are laid off, on
account of the extremely dry weather
und the great fire hazard.
Joe Trombello, Itulian coal miner of
Kleenburn, Wyo., is In the Sheridan
county jail at Sheridan, charged with
the murder of Fred Hoffman 15, at
Kleensburn. Trombello was captured
by a posse at Decker, Mont., where be
was in hiding at the ranch home of
Pete Bambaca. He fled from the home
as the posse approached and a chase
extending over two miles ended. His
body was riddled with buckshot.
“Organized gangs of cattle thieves,
together with Individuals, have been
operating rather openly in all parts of
Wyoming,” said State Law Enforce
ment Commissioner A. S. Roach in
Cheyenne, commenting on recent activ
ities of bis department in roundlag up
alleged rustlers In Tlutte county.
Andy Angellousz, charged with as
suult with intent to kill Bruno Merl
adl, was bound over to the District
Court under SSOU bond following his
preliminary bearing. The alleged us
sttult occurred in the mining camps
near Sheridan.
(Copy for This Department Supplies W
th* American Lorton New* Servteo.)
Chairman Navllla of Commlttaa, Prom-
Im, Big Display at New Or
lean* Meeting.
Delegates to the American Legion
national convention at New Orleans
are promised one
of the most spec
tacular and in
teresting naval
shows the nation
haa L-eon, accord
ing to Lieut. C.
W. J. Neville,
chairman of the
convention naval
affairs commlt
tee, who has
been in W ash
i n gton com
pleting arrange-
I '
ments. Commander Neville obtained
the promise of Assistant Secretary
Roosevelt that he would send one bat-
and a number of destroyers
Jo partlcC-ate in the program.
Arrangements have also been made
to have the Eagle boats now at Jack
sonville, St- Petersburg, Tampa, Gab
veston fend St. Louis called into ac
tive service with a view to directing
the annual cruise of the naval reserve
men, who form their crew’s, to New
A fleet of 12 hydroplanes will fly
from Pensacola to New Orleans a few
dujs before the convention and will
remain on the river for exhibition
While in Washington Commander
Neville also arranged for invitation
to the naval authorities of England,
Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Bra
zil and Cuba for their attendance at
the naval show. A flotilla of subma
rines, now’ en route to the East from
Mare Island, Cal., also may be a fea
ture of the naval display.
Charlee Young, Popular Tenor, Will
Warble at the New Orleans
Down New Orleans way the word’s
gone out that the American Legion's
“sweet Binger,"
Charles Young, Is
going to be on
the job again
this year at the
big national con
ventlon, and
there's rejoicing.
The thousands of
Legionnaires who
attended the Kan
sas City conven
tion and expect
to go also to
New Orleans, have beeu asking for
weeks whether Young will be there.
Young Is official soloist with the
National American Legion band, and
announcement has just been made
he will break away from his concert,
oratorio and opera work to accom
pany the band on a tour, and appear
with It at the convention. He per
haps is one of the best knowm of the
younger singers, and at the Kansas
City convention was In constant de
Young became, a member of the
crew of the U. S. S. Louisville in the
early days of the World war, having
enlisted in the navy. He then was
chosen as soloist for the famous band
of John Philip Sousa and toured with
the bend on Its remarkable recruiting
Following his discharge from serv
ice, Young started on an active and
successful career as a public singer.
He Is a member of the American Le
gton and of Las Soclete des 40 et 8
After the Fakirs.
Persons who have suddenly ac
quired World war records, wound
stripes and a desire to help other dis
abled veterans by soliciting subscrip
tions to equally bogus magazines have
so aroused the American Legton and
municipal authorities at Syracuse, N.
Y„ that the two forces have combined
against such fake soliciting. Anyoue
seeking a license to sell magazines Is
turned over to the Legion for inves
That Local Color.
Mrs. Timothy Hay—For heaven's
sake! What are you going to do with
that old wagon? And that harness
grandfather had? Where on earth is
the car? And what are you dressed
like a tramp for? And that straw in
your mouth? Are you going crazy?
Mr. T. Hay (reproachfully)—Marla,
where’s your wits? Don’t you know
them summer boarders are coining on
the next train?—American Legion
Letting Him Down Easy.
A rich man, lying on his death bed,
called his chauffeur, who bad been in
his service for years, and said:
“Ah, Sykes. I am going on a long
and rugged journey, worse than ever
you drove me."
“WelL sir,” consoled the chauffeur,
“There’s one comfort. It’s down hllL”
—American Legion Weekly.
One Per Cent of Copper Sulphate
Recommended a« Remedy—
Rotate Pastures.
“Os all the Internal parasites affect
ing animals, there Is probably none
more disastrous than the stomach
worms,” says Geo. H. Glover of the
Colorado Agricultural college. “This
is especially true of sheep. The first
symptoms are dullness and lack of
thrift. These bloodsucking parasites
soon cause anemia which is manifested
by paleness of the mucous membranes,
such ns the mouth. Sheep that are
affected may have a swelling under
the jaw, which is commonly known as
“A satisfactory remedy, endorsed by
the United States Department of Agri
culture, is a 1 per cent solution of cop
per sulphate. It Is made by dissolving
one-fourth pound of copper sulphate in
a pint of Boiling water and adding
enough cold water to make three gal
lons. This will make enough to treat
100 adult sheep. The dose is three
ounces for adult sheep and half that
amount for lambs. Pastures which
haw been used by Infested sheep ar®
''w 5’ *
lheep Are More Economical Meat Pro
ducers Than Any Other Class of
Domestic Animals.
dangerous for healthy sheep. Well
sheep should be Immediately separated
from those that show symptoms of the
“To keep down stomach worms, pas
tures should be rotated. Sheep may
safely follow horses and hogs, but not
cattle and goats, since the latter will
transmit stomach worms to slioep.”
On Account of Virulence of Cholera
Attack Last Year It la Best
to Use Preventive.
In many states hog cholera the
most active last year that It has
been fnr some time. The demand for
veterinarians* time In vaccination
and for serum from the serum plants
became so great that many were un
able to get attention to their herds
in time.
On account of the extent and viru
lence of the attack last year it is rec
ommended that no chances be taken
by neglecting to vaccinate this year’s
pig crop. Serum Is a preventive agent,
not a cure, so it Is poor policy to put
off vaccinating until the disease ap
Southdown Excels for Quality of Meat,
Maturity and for High
Standard of Wool.
No breed excels the little South
down for quality of mutton, early ma
turity, folding qualities (for It dresses
the land evenly and well), or for the
high standard of Its wool, which Is
nearest the merino of any of our
breeds. It is a hardy, healthy constl
tutloned little sheep, able to withstand
heat or cold, and, wherever It has
gone—nnd it is to be found In most
of the sheep-breeding countries of the
world—the Southdown has gained
golden opinions.
Generous Feeding of Ewee During
Breeding Season Will Increase
Number of Young.
Flushing, In the language of sheep
raisers, means the generous feeding of
the ewes during the breeding season,
to reduce the number of lambless ewes
and to Increase the number of twins.
In a government experiment, covering
802 lambbigs of 143 different ewes,
the flushing system Increased the num
ber of lambs dropped by 18.1 per cent
Castrate Yeung Boars.
Most hog raisers hold their surplus
young boars too long before castra
tion. The best time to castrate young
boar pigs is between six and eight
weeks of age, before weaning. By
performing the operation at this age
the young pig is still sacking its dam
and is small enough to be handled con
veniently and the testicles large
enough to render the operation quite
simple. The objects of castration are
to prevent reproduction, Increase fat
tening propensity, better the quality
•f the meat and help insure docility.

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