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OF CURRENT WEEK
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The first train Thursday crossed tho
recently completed Quebec bridge. It
was a special containing guests of tho
Major Stone, constructing quarter
master at Camp Lewis, has received
word from Washington to build a $27,
000 theater at the camp.
Snow fell for 40 minutes at Salt
Lake City Thursday. This is the first
snow of the season in the city, but
there was a fall about three weeks ago
on the mountains.
Eight thousand tobacco workers and
cigar makers returned to work in San
Juan, Porto Rico, Friday, after four
weeks of idleness. There has been a
general increase in the wages of these
Published statements that the Food
Administration intended to reduce the
price of hogs to $10 were pronounced
untrue in a telegram received at San
Francisco by Ralph P. Merritt, Federal
food administrator for California.
The police courts swung back to the
workhouse sentence policy Friday in
dealing with militants of the Woman's
Party picketing, the White House.
Four arrested were given six months,
the heaviest sentence yet imposed on
That 2 per cent of the men between
the age3 of 21 to 30 called for draft
examination have been found active
tuberculous cases was stated Thursday
bv Dr. Louis I. Dublin, of New York,
before the North Atlantic Tuberculosis
Eleven million dollars' worth of Lib
erty Bonds were subscribed for Thurs
day in Chicago, and reports from other
points in the Seventh Federal Reserve
district were equally encouraging. The
German Press Club, of Chicago, decid
ed to invest all its surplus in bonds.
"Have you bought your Liberty
Loan bond?" asked a robber who ap
proached Tony Obad, of Salt Lake
City. Tony admitted that he had not
"Well, you ought to have money,"
said the robber as he searched him
with one hand while tho other hand
held a revolver. Tony lost $18.
The Peruvian and Chilean govern
ments are reported to have arranged
for the simultaneous re-establishment
of legations at Lima and Santiago.
Diplomatic relations between Peru and
Chile were severed in 1910, owing to
the long standing dispute over posses
sion of the Provinces of Tacna and
Mayor Gill and Prosecuting Attor
ney Lundin, of Seattle, have assured
Major General Greene, commander of
the National Army cantonment at
Camp Lewis, that Seattle will receive
any "house-cleaning" that the mili
tary authorities consider necessary to
remove alleged menaces to visiting
Two arrests were made Thursday in
Kansas City by detectives and govern
ment agents following intimations that
the $750,000 fire which partially de
stroyed the Kansas City stockyards
Wednesday morning was of incendiary
origin. A discharged employe of the
yards was taken into custody by detec
tives in the city and a second man was
arrested by government agents in Ok
Shipment of 5000 bags of flour for
Serbians in Austrian prison camps, the
first of a series of food purchases
which the American Red Cross, in co
operation with the Serbian govern
ment, is making in this country for
relief of prisoners was announced in
Washington Tuesday. The Serbian
minister has deposited $500,000 to the
credit of the Red Cross for the pur
pose. According to a Copenhagen dispatch,
Germany has offered to supply a cer
tain Quantity of potatoes to Denmark.
In exchange, however, Germany will
expect Denmark to supply her with ar
ticles of whicn sno is in neea.
An nvnlnqtnn in the nitro-starch drv
house at the Du Pont Powder Works
at GIbbstown, N. J., resulted in the
loath nf two workmen. A
third man la missing and probably
dead. Another man was seriously in
U. S. DESTROYER HIT
One Killed and Five Wounded by Tor
pedo Limps Into Port Seriously
Damaged Details Lacking.
Washington, D. C. An Amoiican
destroyer on patrol duty In tho war
lono was torpedoed by an enemy sub
marine Wednesday. One man was
killed and five wounded. She man
aged to mako port In splto of severe
Vice Adlmlral Sims cabled a brief
report of tho incident to tho Navy de
partment. Ho gave few details, but
it is assumed there was no iignt anu
that tho U-boat made good her escape
after launching a torpedo without
Gunner s Mato Osmond Keiioy In
gram was tho man killed. Ho was
blown overboard bv the explosion and
his body was not recovered. Kelley's
mother, Mrs. Betty Ingram, lives at
Pratt City, Ala.
In accordance with tho policy of
secrecy concerning American navai
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exact Dlace of the encounter.
None of the wounded was seriously
hurt Thev aro: Herman H. Pan-
kratz. enmners' mate. St Louis; W1I
Ham E. Merritt, seaman, New York
City; Frank W. Kruse, fireman, To
ledo; Patrick Rutledge, oiler, New
York City, and William Seimer, lire
man. Dundas. Minn.
This is the first timo an American
warship has been hit by an enemy
since the war began. Destroyers con
voying troops and merchantmen have
engaged submarines and are believed
to have accounted for some oi tnem,
and the Bhips patrolling the European
8hinoinsr lanes undoubtedly have had
many an encounter of which nothing
was learned, but until Wednesday none
had been touched by a hostile shot
Naval eun crews or armed American
merchantmen have not been so fortu
nate. Many of them have had to
abandon their charges and take to the
boats, usually after an unwarned tor-
nedo attack, and one olticer and la
man have lost their lives, while four
men are in German prison camps.
Lieutenant Clarence C. Thomas,
commanding the gun crew of tho tank
steamer Vacuum, and four of his men
were the first of tho Navy's casualties.
In addition to the men lost on mcr
chantmon and Gunner's Mate Ingram,
two naval fliers have lost their lives
at the French front.
Naval officers do not doubt that the
tornedoed destroyer was taken un
awares by the submarine and had no
chance to bring her guns into piay,
Thev think itnrobablo that tho U-boat,
cruisincr in search of merchant victims,
stumbled upon the patrolling destroyer
and was fortunate enough to get Into
position to launch a torpedo and dive
to safety without ever showing more
than her periscope. It is believed,
too. that the destroyer must have been
steaming slowly over her beat, for at
top speed these craft present an almost
unhittable target to the suDmarine.
First American Wounded.
Washington, D. C First Lieutenant
A. Graham, medical officers' reserve
corns, nttnphprl to the British forces.
has been severely wounded In tho thigh
by gunshot. General 1'ershing so au
vised the War department Friday
without giving details. If Lieutenant
Graham was shot while serving at tho
front, as Is assumed here, he was tho
first American of tho expeditionary
forces to be wounded on tho firing
Iowa Result in Balance.
Des Moines. la. So small Is the
margin by which the wets lead that It
Is obvious tho official count win do
necasarv to determine the result of
Iowa's voto on tho constitutional pro
hibitory amendment Monday. Com
nlete unofficial returns show a wet lead
of 887, tho vote being 214,634 Bgalnst
and 213,747 for the amendment.
Seven Thousand Men Return
to Work in Many Plants.
Employers and Employes I Iced Pica
for More Ships Unions Nearly
Unanimous Out 4 Weeks.
Portland Tho shipbuilding atriko Is
over. Virtually unanimous voto of tho
unions affiliated with tho Metal Trades
Council of Portland and vicinity hav
ing been recorded, 7000 workmen, af
ter being out on strike for four and
five weeks, respectively, returned to
the yards Tuesday morning and after
noon, reporting for duty on tho various
Tho basis of the settlement was that
which was recommended to cmployen
and employes by tho Fcdoral Labor
Adjustment JjoanI, tho mombora or
which hold hearings in Portland last
week, going thoroughly Into tho local
situation from every standpoint
Both sides to tho controvcrey, which
resulted In tying up the majority of
shipbuilding work hero and on tho to
lumbin river for so long, accepted tho
board's recommendation as tho best
solution to bo had at this time, cm
ployera and employes rallying to tho
patriotic appeal issued.
Sunday afternoon and night tho var
ious unions held meetings of their
memben for the purpose of voting
unon tho acceptance of tho recommend
ation, which had been agreed upon by
a committee of the cmployen, repre
sentatives of the strikers and interna
tionnl officen of tho organizations in
volvcd, at a meeting held in a local ho
A gTeat deal of timo and attention
has been given the work of adjustment
by tho representatives of cmployen
and employes, and It is with great
satisfaction that the announcement Is
mado by them of the end of tho striko.
BOB FiTZSIMMONS IS DEAD
Former Champion Pugilist Victim of
Pneumonia After Brief Illness.
Chicago Robert Fitzsimmons, for
mer champion heavyweight pugilist,
died early Sunday of pneumonia, after
an Illness of five days.
Tho former champion was taken 111
early last week with what was at first
diagnosed as ptomaine poisoning.
Later It was discovered he was suffer-
in from double (lumbar) pneumonia,
and physicians declared ho could not
live. His rcmarkablo vitality sus
tained him until Saturday, when he
lasned Into unconsciousness, from
which ho did not rally, except at brief
Mrs. Fitzsimmons. wife of the for
mer champion, was appearing with
him at a local vaudevillo houso and
was with him until death.
Although a native of Cornwall, Eng
land, three other countries, New .ca
land, Australia and the United States
claimed him, by reason of his resi
dence in each of these countries. Af
ter coming to this country he became
naturalized as an American citizen.
SENATOR SHOT BY BROTHER
Fatal Accident Happens on Hunting
Trip Sunday Morning.
Milwaukee Accldentaly shot In tho
back by hia brother, Gustavo, whilo
hunting ducks near Rush Lako, Wis.,
Sunday morning, United btatcs ena
tor Paul O. Hustlnc died at a farm
houso near tho scene of tho accident
late that night.
According to renorts. Senator Hust-
Ing had sighted a flock of ducks and
called his brother to shoot Ho was
in front and aa his brother fired, ho
raised, receiving tho full charge of
shot in his back. Ho was rushed to a
farmhouse nearby. Physicians hastily
summoned found his condition such
that it was inadvisable to-movo him to
Tho men were In a boat when tho
Holland Trade Extends.
Amsterdam An agreement has been
concluded between Holland and Aus
tria-Hungary covering commercial and
financial matters after negotiations ex
tending over several weeks. Tho
agreement deals with tho question of
exports from Austria-Hungary to Hol
land and mutual credits. Respecting
exports to Austria from Holland, It Is
said that a joint agreement between
Holland and Germany and Austria-
Hungary Is expected at an cany dote,
Brief Stories Prepared Under the
Direction of the Committee on
Public Information and the Statu
Council of Defense.
German Food Experts Equol Their
Diplomats In Mistakes.
It is to avoid n condition such ns hnn
been experienced by Germany that tho
department of Agriculture hits sug
gested "save tho sow" as both n slo
gan and n working plan for those who
wish to prevent tho threatened moat
When tho lack of meats and fats be-
camo felt by tho central powora, Ger
man food economy exports advised
that tho hogs bo killed, assuming tho
feed and labor required to rnlso nwlno
could profitably bo diverted to other
uses. Only n short timo elapsed be
fore tho meat and fat situation became
worao than before, and tho food ex
perts wore forced to mako n complete
switch of policy and lay down atrln
gent rules for tho protection of what
Hogs furnish meat more quickly nnd
more cheaply than any other stock : a
shortage can thoroforu bo met most
readily by intensive swine production.
As breeding stocks are now being
depleted throughout tho United States
nnd the situation will become very ser
ious if tho country continues to bo
drained of its meats, tho department
of Agriculture is suggesting that
swine production bo increased.
Food Administration Plans Canvass of
A house-to-house canvass of the 22,
000,000 families in tho United States
nnd tho enrollment of every man and
woman In tho nation In a mighty food
conservation army, will bo conducted
by the food administration from Oc
tober 21 to 28.
"On tho success of this canvass,"
says Herbert Hoover, food adminis
trator, "will largely depend tho Issue
of tho war. 'Food will win tho war,' is
tho battle cry.
"Nearly 2.000.000 women havo
taken tho pledge to furnish tho food
our allies and armies require. Tho
small amount each individual Is asked
to save through substitution and avoid
anco of waste, when multiplied by mil
lions, becomes an effective total.
Tho foods that must bo saved aro
wheat, beef, pork, dairy products and
sugar: those that should bo used gen
erously nro fish, poultry, fruit, vege
tables, and all cereals except wheat
Place for Small Investor In Second
Tho man of limited menns has been
considered in pinna for tho second Lib
erty Loan, subscriptions to which nro
now being received. Tho allotment Is
for $3,000,000,000, and may be in
creased by ono-half that amount in
caso of ovcr.BUbscription.
Both coupon and registered bonds as
low as $50 will bo issued. Payment
may bo made In full or in Installments.
Bankers nnd employes throughout tho
country havo arranged plans whereby
bonds may be purchased on easy pay
ment terms. Particulars may bo so
cured by applying to banks.
Bonds of $5000 and under aro sub
jeet to no taxes so long as tho owners
live. They may bo sold or placed as
security on short notice. They bear
interest at 4 per cent, and tho owners
havo tho privllcgo of exchanging these
bonds for those of tho succeeding issuo
if tho latter should allow a hlghor rate.
War Information Booklets Printed in
Two of tho booklets bearing on tho
war issued by tho committee on public
information have been reprinted in tho
German languago: "How tho War
Camo to America," and "Gorman Loy
Booklets in English now being dis
tributcd are "How tho War Camo to
America," "Tho War McsHago and
Facts Behind It," "Tho Nation in
Arms," "Tho Government of Ger
many," "Tho Groat War" nnd ''Amer
Any of theso publications may bo
secured free of chargo by application
to Committeo on Public Information,
10 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C.
Successful Candidates In Reserve
Camps Exceed Expectations.
Of tho 44,000 candidates attending
tho first series of officers' reserve
camps, 27,000, or 70 per cont, won
commissions, Tho first estimates
placed tho successful proportion at 25
Tho French government has desig
nated a sufficient number of experi
enced officers to supply at least ono
for each of tho 10 cantonments camps
and has already furnished specialists
In aviation and artillery who aro now
doing instruction work at Washington,
GULF OF RIGA IN
Russia is Defeated at Strategic
Points on Moon Sound.
BATTLESHIP IS SUNK
Heavy Guns of Dreadnoughts do Great
Damage to Russian Vessels nnd
Compel Them to Draw Off.
llorlln, vln London Tho German
forces havo captured Moon Island, ac
cording to tho official statement Friday
Potrogrnd A naval battle has oc
curred In tho Gulf of Riga between
Russian and Gorman battleships. Tho
Russian battleship Slava was sunk.
Nearly all tho crew were saved by
Tho enemy's fleet, getting control of
Irbe channel, penetrated tho Gulf of
Riga at night, nnd at dawn Friday was
discovered by our patrol detachment,
which was pressed bock to Moon
Sound by enemy cruisers nnd torpedo
boats. Our ships of tho line, Grayhdanln
and Salva, and tho cruiser Bayan went
out to meet the enemy nnd drove buck
IiIh vanguard by their fire. They soon
encountered tho prlnciptal enemy fight
ing units nnd engaged them.
Among tho latter were two dread
naughts of tho Grosser Kurfucrat typo
During the battle tho enemy adopted
tho tactics of firing at distances . be
yond tho range of our guns, his artil
lery range being much sucrlor to tho
artillery of our old ships of tho line.
In spite of tho clearly manifested
superiority of tho enemy, our ships
defended tho entrance for a consider
able time and only severe damage
caused by tho fire of his drcadnaughta
forced us to rotiro into tho waters of
tho Moon Sound. Aa a result of sev
eral hits beneath tho water line, tho
Slava sank. Nearly all tho crow were
saved by our torpedo-boats.
During this engagement our coast
butteries at the entrance to Moon
Sound disponed by their firo enemy
torpedo-boats which attempted to ap
proach our ships. Afterward tho II ro
of ono of tho enemy dreadnoughts was
directed on thoso batteries and thoy
were put-out of action In a short time.
JAPAN URGED TO SEND FORCE
U. S. Joins In Asking Million Nippon
ese on French and Russ Fronts.
Washington, D. C. Tho United
States, backed by tho other allies, Is
urging Japan armies to Europo to as
sist In beating the Teuton empires.
This was practically acknowledged by
tho Stato department officials Satur
day. When tho Ishii mission was in
Washington, Viscount Ishii was asked
by Secretary Lansing to recommend to
Toklo thut nn army of at least n mil
lion Japancso bo sent to tho Russian
front. At that timo Von Hindonburg's
legions were mnklng their victorious
udvnnco or Riga, tho disorganized Rus
sian revolution wns in full swing and
things looked black for tho allies on
tho eastern front.
Ishii hod no uuthorlty from his gov
ernment to promlso troops and nothing
was done. Tho Japancso government
was pressing the United States at that
timo for removal of tho embargo on
steel, as lack of that material hud shut
down many shipyards in Japan.
Whilo Japan was asking stool, at
tho samo timo she showed n roluctanco
to send troops to Europo. Finally
tho export license bonrd agreed to al
low Japan to havo steel nnd In return
Japan agreed to place n lurgo number
of occun carriers at tho disposal of tho
allies to transport supplies to Europo.
Tho sending of troops was loft for fur
ther consideration. It is not doubted
in Washington' that tho steel embargo
wnB part of a plan of tho Untcd Stntcs
and tho allllca to bring prcsauro on
Japan to send troops to Europo. This
failed and Japan got tho steel on prom
lso to aid with ships.
Camp "Joy Streak" Dead.
Tacoma, Wash. Tho final blow was
struck tho "Joy Streak" nt Camp Low
is Monday when it was learned that as
soon ns the ground comprised in tho
military rcsorvution passed into tho
control of tho government that Major
Goneral Greeno will immediately order
the demolition of tho buildings whoro
tho tiny shops woro housed. As tho
post land condemnation suit Is opxect
od to bo doclded within a week tho is
suo probably will bo mado soon.