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Things Worth Knowing.
Adoption of womnn suffrage in Lou
isiana was urged by President Wilson
in a telegram sent to the Louisiana
state legislature Thursday.
Traumatic neurosis is "shell shock,"
it was explained at the meeting Thurs
day in Chicago of the American Medico-Psychological
association, and it is
as apt to strike the grandmother as the
soldier in the trenches.
President Wilson sent a message of
sympathy to the family of former Vice
President Charles W. Fairbanks.
Praise for Mr. Fairbanks was given
also in the house by Representatives
Wood, Republican, and Dixon, Demo
crat. Jaburg Brothers, a confectionery
supply firm of New York City, has do
nated $20,000 to the American Red
Cross at the suggestion of the Food
administration in lieu of further ac
tion on charges of selling sugar at ex
One hundreed persons were killed
and 50 others injured in Monday's ex
plosion in a war materials plant at
Baussens, in Southern France, says
a Havas dispatch from Marseilles
Thursday. The list of victims, it is
added, is not yet complete.
Two more vessels, a Norwegian
steamship and one schooner, were add
ed to the list of ships known to have
been sunk by the German submarines
which are raiding in American waters.
The total now stands at 13 five
steamers and eight schooners.
Sylvester J. Konenkamp, president
of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union
of America, announced on his arrival
in Chicago from Washington that a
date had been set for a nation-wide
strike of telegraphers to enforce their
demands for recognition of the union.
A resolution calling for congres
sional investigation of accidents at avi
ation camps was introduced by Repre
sentative Husted, of New York. Acci
dents in the last five weeks, the reso
lution says, show that some have been
due to defective construction or negli
Viljalmur Stefansson, Canadian
Arctic explorer, who is now at Fort
Yukon, Alaska, is expected to arrive
at Victoria, B. C, in a few weeks, ac
cording to word received from the
North by the Federal Naval depart
ment at Ottawa. Stefansson has been
in the North since 1913.
The Territory of Hawaii will be
come "bone dry" within 60 days, the
President having signed the Sheppard
bill which passed both houses on May
18, and preparations are being made
by many tipplers to provide against
the drouth, if the figures of liquor im
portations tell the truth.
President Wilson has written a sec
ond letter to Governor Stephens, of
California, urging the pardon of
Thomas J. Mooney. The President
asked for clemency for Mooney in
March, but Governor Stephens replied
that he could not act until an appeal
for the convicted man had been passed
upon by the courts. The courts have
refused the plea.
Two hundred Creek Indians are re
ported to have launched a movement to
resist the draft on the Old Hickory
stamping grounds near Henryetta,
Okla., where the Crazy Snake uprising
occurred ten years ago, and to have
killed three white farmers. The re
port of the triple killing could not Txj
confirmed, but it is known that as
many as 200 Indians are encamped in
the hill districts armed for resistance
Captain Archie Roosevelt, who was
wounded in action in March, is making
excellent progress. His arm has been
removed from the sling and he walks
several miles daily.
Federal courts have no jurisdiction
over the selective draft boards, the
Supreme court in effect decided Mon
day, In denying mandamus proceedings
to have an order of a local board in
Milwaukee, Wis., reviewed.
War risk rates took an abrupt jump
upon receipt of the news of submarine
warfare on this side of the Atlantic.
Marino underwriters advanced insur
ance from one to two per cent to all
ports, coastwise as well as trans-Atlantic.
MANY MARVEL AT ECLIPSE
Bright Sun Extinguished By Luna's
Mass in Northwest.
Baker, Or. Whentho moon Satur
day afternoon on schedule time dark
cned the face of Uie sun fop n period of
one minute and 53 seconds, persons in
the path of the totality of the eclipso
enjoyed or suffered nil tho many thrills
ana sensations which tradition con
necta with tho heavenly spectacle. In
tho weird darkness of mid-nftornoon,
observers marveled, feared or export
enced a combination of emotions inde
scribable, as the phenomenon affected
Despite knowleduo that nature was
merely doing the expected nnd lookcd-
for. It was impossible to throw off a
feeling that it was n solemn occasion,
that Uio weird darkening of tho sun
was tho working of a supcrnntual
power and that the end of time had
come. It was overpowering and awe
inspiring: it was an experience none
privileged to pass through will over
Expectant and oager only to sco tho
spectacle, previous to the passing, peo
ple were excited and talkative. As the
sun's light began to darken and birds
sought their nests and chickens their
roosts and the chill of twilight do
scended, tho feeling changed, conver
sation ceased and all felt the influence
of the impending demonstration of na
ture as somothing of grave portent, of
The nerves tightened and expectancy
arose, yet. with nil, there was a feel
ing of awe as if disaster was at hand
and as stars began to twinkle in mid
afternoon it was fearsome.
Then as the face of the moon began
ulmost completely to cover tho sun's
surface, the tense feeling seemed to
relax. The wonderfully beautiful so
lar corona began to appear and as Its
pearly light radiated from behind tho
dark shadow of the moon, an over
powering feeling of witnessing a di
vine revelation took hold of one. Its
beautiful tints and colors, radiating
from the scintillating mass of light,
was a marvelous spectacle and a sight
which burned its details into the mind
of an observer never to be forgotten
and, to the ordinary person, almost in
describable. HUNS START DRIVE
ALONG NEW FRONT
Attack Launched Between Montdidier
and Noyon Onslaught Made on
20-Mile Front-Gain Reported.
Paris In a new thrust directed at
the sector between Montdidier and
Noyon, the Germans have succeeded in
gaining ground along about a 20-mile
front to a depth of about two nnd a
half miles at certain points, according
to the War office announcement Sun
The fighting was very heavy and
the French offered a powerful resis
tance to the multiplied efforts of the
enemy and finally succeeded in check
ing the advance, particularly on the
The Germans began their attack at
4:30 o'clock in the morning, to the
west of the recent fighting.
The feeling of confidence evident
when the first announcement was made
that the Germans had resumed their
offensive seemed justified by a state
ment that the enemy's attack on the
approximately 22-mile front had suc
ceeded in advaning a bare four miles
at one point only, and then at an ap
Everywhere else, the statement
said, the Germans wero being held.
The official statement says the
French resisted with valor in the cov
ering zone, and that the battle is con
tinuing. Between the Oise and the Marne
and south of the Ourcq tho French
made gams, capturing two woods,
driving out Germans who had pene
trated the lines, and taking 200 pris
oners. A German attack west of Rheims
Aero Mail Line Proposed.
Chicago Authorization for the first
airplane postal flight between Chicago
and St. Louis was received here Mon
day from Assistant Postmaster General
Prager. Miss Kntherino Stinson, avi
atrix, who recently flew to New York,
will be sworn in as a mail clerk to
leave here on tho St. Louis trip Juno
22. She will make a survey of the
territory and report on the possibili
ties for a regular aero mail service be
tween the two cities.
50,000 Turks Homeless.
Amsterdam Fifty thousand persons
aro homeless as the result of a fire at
Stamboul, the Mohammedan section of
Constantinople, which devastated tho
whole eastern part of the Sultan Sclim
quarter, according to tho semi-official
Norddeutsche Allegcmeino Zeitung, of
Buildings on both sides of the mosue
in that district were destroyed, but tho-
mosque was spared.
U. S. WHEAT CROP
Federal Forecast Shows Second
Largest Crop on Record.
OTHER CROPS RECORD
Continuation of the Recent Favorable
Growing Condition May Yet Put
1918 Harvest In First Rank.
Washington, D. C A bumper wheat
crop this year, which beforo harvest
may dovolop into a production of 1,
000,000,000 bushels, was forecast by
tho department of Agriculture in its
June crop report giving the first indi
cation of tho size of this year's spring
Basing its estimate on Juno 1 condi
tions, tho department forecast a total
wheat production of 931,000,000 bush
els, which would plnco thin year's hnr
vest as the second largest In tho his
tory of tho country.
In Juno of 1915 a total wheat pro
duction of 950,000,000 bushols was
forecast and the quantity gradually
crept upward until tho final figures for
tho year showed the crop to bo 1,
The acreage sown to spring wheat
this year Is larger by 2,000,000 acres
than ever sown before and 21.5 per
cent larger than last year, aggregating
Tho condition of the crop on June 1
was 95.2 per cent of normal, or 1.6 per
cent better than tho 10-year average
A production of 34-1,000,000 bushels
was forecast. That Is 11,000,000
bushels mora than harvested last year
and only about 7,000,000 bushels less
than the record spring wheat harvest
Winter wheat, growing on Uio sec
ond largest acreage ever plnntcd,
showed a condition 3 per cent batter
than tho 10-year average, with 83.8
per cent of a normnl crop. A produc
tion of 587,000,000 bushels was fore
cast, which is 50,000,000 bushels more
than forecast from conditions existing
May 1. Such a crop would be tho third
in size grown in this country.
The oat crop also promises to bo of
record proportions. On an acreage 2. 1
per cent larger tnnn last year, when
the record crop 1,587,000,000 bushels
was grown. Juno 1 conditions war
rant a forecast of 1,600,000,000 bush
els. Only last year's nnd the crop of
1915 exceeded that quantity.
Rye production will be a record, the
forecast being 81,000,000 bushels,
which is slightly less than was fore
cast in May. Last year s crop was
60,100,000 bushels, which was
HOOVER STRIKES AT PRICES
Administrator Orders Nation-Wide Re
form in Food Staples.
Washington. D. C. A countrv-wide
move to reduce tho cost of food to the
consumer and standardize methods of
compelling the observance by dealers
of "fair price lists" was ordered Sat
urday by Food Administrator Hoover,
Lists will l)o published in every
country, town and city, nnd consumers
will be asked to co-operate with offi
cials in forcing merchants to bring
their prices to a uniform level.
In carrying out the now standardlza
tion plan, the administration will es
tablish price-interpreting committees
composed of representatives of whole
salers, retailers and consumers.
The board will determino fair retail
prices on basic commodities that com
prise a large part of tho nation's diet.
The published lists will give tho range
of maximum selling prices, showing a
reasonable price which will reflect tho
prices that should obtain in "cash and
carry" stores, and a higher price rep
resenting a fair prico for tho "credit
nnd delivery" Btorcs.
Tho local administrator for each lo
cality will act as chairman of tho prico
board. Each board will have detailed
reports of actual wholesalo prices nnd
will ascertain fair margins of profit
tho retailer should be satisfied with.
Newspapers will bo asked to co
operate by setting aside a particular
position weekly for publication of tho
lists, with footnotes on tho food prob
lem and the use of substitutes for the
foods most needed abroad.
A close check will bo kept on ob
servance of tho lists. Consumers will
bo expected to report to tho local food
administrator any store charging more
Uian the established price for any commodity.
IOWA TOWNS ARE INUNDATED
Millions of Dollar' Worth of Crops
Ruined nnd Resident Flee.
Tniim, In. Eleven Chicago ft North
western trains, containing more thnn
1000 persons, who hnvo been stranded
hero slnco TucBdny morning, started
east at noon 1' rldny.
Thousands of acres of land aro Itiun
dated hero nnd In soma streets tho
water Is six foot doop. The paper
mills, tuo main industrial plant of tho
town, nro cloned. No mail has arrived
Bollcplain, la. Two hundred nnd
fifty refugees from Chelsea, In., a
town of nearly 000 inhabitants, 12
miles west of hero on Uio Chicago &
Northwestern railway, arrived hero
and aro being cared for in Bolopllnln
homes. Chelsea Is entirely undor wn
tor from Uio Iown river and Otter
creek. Tho water Is still rising,
Many creons were rescued from thoir
homes in itoats. Eight foot of water
now stands nt some places which have
nover before been inundated.
Although millions of dollars' worUi
of crops have been ruined by. tho hlgl
water and hundreds of head of cattle
drowned, Uio farmers already are bo
ginning to talk of plnnting Uiolr
ground in buckwheat an soon ns Uio
water recedes so Uiat Uiis year's crop
will not be a total failure.
DRIVE HUNS BACK
Gain Two Mile on 2 1-2 Mile Front
and Capture Many Prisoner nnd
Machine Guns in Fighting.
With Uie American Army in Picnrdy
American marines attacked tho Ger
mans at dawn Friday morning and
gained 3 kilometers (2.17 miles) over
a four-kilometer (2.48 miles) front and
captured 100 prisoners in Uio Chateau
Thierry sector. The trench, attack
ing at Uio samo time on Uio loft, took
Hie Americans now hold all Uie im
portant high ground northwest of Cha
Tho marines again attacked at 6
o'clock in Uio afternoon, and tho battle
is still raging.
The fight started nt 3:45 o'clock In
Uie morning, and Uio Americans had
attained all thoir objectives by 7:45
Tho Americans hnvo been pressing
the Gcrmnns bo hard that tho enemy
has lwcn forced to Uirow Uireo now di
visions of his best troops into Uio lino
during tho lost Uireo days.
The Americans are liko tigers.
Thoir commanders hnvo nil they can
do to hold tho men bnck. Even Uio
wounded are enthusiastic and eager to
fight. Thoy aro proud of their wounds
A general who visited a field dressing
station said he was elated by the flight.
Soon after the morning attack Uie
Americans carried hill 142, about two
thirds of a mile south of Torcy, tho
highest point in this vicinity, nnd
swept on nnd stopped at the foot of a
wheat field on Uio other side, from
where they raited Uio Germans with
mnchino guns. Ono entire enemy ma
chines gun company was almost annihi
The Germans had donned French un
iforms, but Uio Americans, fore
warned, poured volleys of fire into
Uicm. One German soldier had 32
wounds. Among those captured were
Tho Americans snng und whistled
"Yankee Doodle and cheered as thoy
went over tho top. They mndo their
way swiftly through the German dead
that lay strewn In No Mnn s Land,
In addition to prisoners tliu Ameri
cans captured 10 mnchino guns. Gcr
man prisoners said they had not been
fed for four days, owing to the deadly
fire from tho French and American
guns, whih prevented the bringing up
of supplies. These Germans wcro
without helmets. Thoy wero tired of
tho war. They had been told that tho
British opposed thorn, as their com
manders wcro afraid to let them know
that it was tho Americans.
Prince is in Switzerland.
Zurich, Switzerland- Princo Lichno-
wpky, Gcrmiin ambassador nt London
when tho war opened, publication of
whoso memorandum tending to show
Austro-Gormnn responsibility for tho
conflict has caused him to ho threat
ened with prosecution, lias arrived
in Switzerland. Ah tho princo hns
passport, it is assumed that IiIh
presence In Swiss territory is with
tho consent of the Gcrmnn govern
ment. Rivet Driver is Wonder.
Bolfnst To drivo In 12 !(lfl mm.
eights-Inch rivets in nine hours into a
standard ship was tho feat nccom
rillsliod nt tho vnrds of W
Clark by John Omlr, who last week
ueni ino nour record lor tho United
Kingdom. In his work Omir drovo In
moro than 1000 rivets ovnrv limn- nml
on two occasions passed tho 1400 mark.
in ins Dew i minute no drove 2G rivets.
NUMBER 1 MILLION
Men Enroll for War Upon Be
coming 21 Years of Age.
200,000 ARE CALLED
Provost Marthal'd Latest Order to
Mobilize U Simultaneous With
Registration of 1018.
Washington, U. C.Whllo a million,
young Americans just turned 21 wcro
registered Wednesday for sorvlco In
tho war for world freedom, orders went
out from tho olllco of Provost Mnrshnl
General Crowdor to tho governor of
nil states except Arizona, for mobiliza
tion between Juno 24 and 28 of 200,
000 more registrant.
This was in addition to 40,000 negro
men requisitioned from 20 Hiatus nnd
brings Uio total number of selective
service men called to tho colors to 1,
696,704, and when Uioy are in cninp
Uie nation's army will number over
The registration apparently was at
tended by Uio perfect order Uint
marked Uio enrolling n yenr ago of
Tho men who registered have In
come of ago since Uio first registration
day, Juno 6, 1017. Military authori
ties esttmnto Uint from Uiolr number
Uiere will bo had 760,000 men lit for
While an act of congress requires
Unit Uio now registrants bo placed nt
Uio bottom of Uio class to which Uioy
nro assigned, many of thorn may soon
bo called to Uio color, na requisition
upon governors probably will exhaust
the first class in somo states. While no
formal explanation was made, thin was
bel loved to hnvo been Uio reuson why
Arizona was not included in Uio call.
Registration days for men bocomo
21 years of ago probably wilt bo fixed
ovary three monUis hereafter. It I
estimated Unit 1,000,000 men become
of ngu yearly, und Uio now registrant
nro exacted U go far toward keeping
up Uio first class In each state from
which Uius far all men for Uie Na
tional army havo been drawn.
Assignments for the men culled to
Uio colors under Wednesday's order In
dicnto Uio rapidity with which troops
now aro moving overseas. In nearly
every instance tho registrant under
requisition uro nlgned to Nntlonnl
nrrny cantonments, whereas recently
when calls were made it was necessary
to send Uio men to National guard,
regular army and other enmps lccauu
Uie enntonments wero filled.
Tho house military committee has
reported a resolution by Chairman
Dent, making retroactive Uio bill bas
ing Uio draft quoUis on thu number of
men in class 1 so as to legaliza any ex
ceeding of nuUiority a to tho numlcr
of quota which may hnvo been mado in
tho first drafting of men.
RED CROSS FOUND OVER TOP
Over-Subscription of Seventy Millions
Reported In latest Drive.
Washington. I). V, Tim Amurlmin
Red Cross second wnr mercy fund now
toUils $100,139,291, with indication
that when all runort from dm lr! Vfi fir
a week ago nro tabulated, a $70,000,
000 ovcr-HutHcrIntion of tlu Sinn nnu .
000 goal will bo shown.
In announcing these figures, Henry
P. Dnvidson. chuirnmn of tlm Ilnt
Cross wnr council, said tho returns
show that moro thnn 47,000,000 Amer
icans ncarlv half till! Idtjll tuinlllntlnn
of the country- contributed. Those
giving to tho nrst fund last year num
bered only about 6,000,000.
Not only did every Red CrosH divis
ion in UlO COUntrv OVnr.Hlllinrrlh. tint
ono, tho Gulf, turned In moro than
three times thu amount of Its quota,
whllo fivo others, tho Atlantic, Moun
tain. Northwestern. Smith
Southwestern, moro than doubled their
allotments. Tho insular nnd foreign
division quadrupled its $300,000 quota.
Every Htnto attained its goal, fivo
moro man tripled u, and 10 others and
tho District Of ("YlllimMll innrn t...n
doubled thoir allotments.
Shrlncrs Elect Jncohy.
Atlantic CKv. N. J Kll fin .Tnnnliv
for 17 years law partner of former
Vice Prcsidont Charles W.
was .Wednesday elected imperial po
tentate of tho Imperial Council, An
cient Arabic Order of NoblosofTho
wystic Hiirlno. Other officers elected
include: Denutv im Iinrlnl tmf nnt ttin
William Freoland Kendrick, Philadel
phia; Imperial ehiof rnbban, Ellas Gnr
rotson, Tncoma, nnd high priest nnd
prophet, James McCandlcss, Honolulu.