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THE MADRID HERALD. FOOD CONTROL IY PRESIDENT Wilson Is Empowered to Buy, Sell Commodities and Com- mandeer Plants. SURVEY BILL PASSES TOO Restriction of Liquor Put in Hands of President—Hoover Made Dictator —The One-Man Head Wins After Struggle. I Americans Beat 'Blue Devils' Washington.—The President won bis long fight over the Food Adminis- tration bili when the Senate, by a vote of 66 to 7, adopted the conference re- port on the measure. The Senators voting against the bill were; Democrats, HARDWICK of Georgia. HOLUS or New Hampshire. REED of Missouri. Republicans. GRONNA of North Dakota. LA FOLLETTE of Wisconsin FRANCE of Maryland. PENROSE of Pennsylvania. Senator Gore. Democrat, of Oklaho- ma, being paired with Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia, who was not pres- ent, did not vote, explaining that If able to vote he would vote against the adoption of the report. Senator Sher- man, Republican of Illinois, who also was paired, announced that if able to vote he would vote negatively. The Senate also passed the Food Survey bill; it was a viva voce vote. Sweeping Grant of Power. Under the Food. AdministraHon bill as passed, after nearly two months of delay in the Senate, the President re- ceives a grant of sweeping powers of food control, such as never before was conferred upon an executive. He won his contention for the one-man food control and immediately upon the signing of the measure Herbert 0. Hoover starts as food administrator. The President also won a notable vic- tory in the elimination of the Senate amendment creating a Congressional board to supervise the conduct of the war. The bill passed gives the President control over foods, feef'.s, fuel, (includ- ing fuel oil and natural ga^,) fertilizer ingredients, farm machinery and tools. Allows the President to license bus- iness and plants, and to revoke these licenses, farmers and stock raisers being exempt from this section. Authorizes and empowers the Pres- ident through the Federal Trade Com- mission to control, take over and op- erate coal and coke mines and to fix the price. Drects the President, when an em- ergency exists, to fix a minimum prie3 of wheat, making the minim am $2 for No. 1 Northern, for thu 101S crop; and allows him to enhance the duty on foreign wheat to bring it to the Am- erican price. Prevent the use of foods, frui's, food materials or feeds in the manu- facture of dis-'tiiled spirits and r ]!<>ws the President to limit the ai. o'.;olio content of malt or vinious liquors. Authorizes and directs the Pre-i- dent to commandeer disti'.led spirits as far as necessary for war use. the courts ro determine the pr'ce. Dirf\fs the Pre,-.'dent t 0 - nd ?10,. 001.000 for nitrates and sei' thc-m to farmers at cost. Prevents members of the advisory commission of the Council of National Defense from participation in govern- ment contracts. Punishes hoarding and destruction of foodstuffs and speculation. Allows thr- Pre?-- id m*. to close CTM'D exchanges, boards of tradp. etc., in order to prevent spfcuiafi'in Authorizes the PrPFident to requi- sition supplier for the army and navy. Authorizes him to buy. More ;<nd sell wheat, flour, mesf. heans and potatoes. Allows him to fake over factories, packing houses, pipe line*, mines or other plants and fperate them. WORLD'S NEWS IN CONDENSED FORM VALPARAISO, CHILE.—A strike of nitrate workers in Valparaiso ^na other Chilean ports lias tied up n'n'p menls of munition materials to Arnerl •can and allied poris. WASHINGTON.—Charles Edwarc Russell, one-time soi-Jalis-t and a mem Tier of the cnmruiBS-.ion recently sent to Russia by President Wilson, declar •ed that a peace resolution introducer. in Congress at this time was worst than sending armed assistance to the Kaiser, and that pacifism to-day repre Bents treason to all true refo-m. WASHINGTON,—The Navy Depart inent announced that the captain and •four of the armed guard of the tanV steamship Campana, sunk by a sub marine, were believed to be prisoner) aboard the TJ-boat. PETROGRAD.—The Russian Min's ter of Public Works announced tha' the American Railway Commissjoii had succeeded in restoring Russia'! railway system to a condition almost normal. NEW YORK.—T. P. O'Connor, an expert on Armenian affairs, declarer\ that the guilt for Turkish massacre! could be traced to Berlin. LONDON.—The British labor party fcrotod to send a delegate to Stockholm WASHINGTON.—Liberia, the negrc republic on the coast of Africa, hai declared war on Germtiny. WASHINGTON.—General Growler •directed that the States he ready te certify one-third o£ their quotas Sapt ember 1, BO that 1,000,060 men. may b< in arms on that date. He also issued a ruling that whore wives or otheri could obtain support they could not bi considered dependents. WASHINGTON/—The government crops report indicates record crops o) jcotatoes, corn, rye jtnd potatoes <* * * * • • • t * tt- AMERTCAN FIELD HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE.—A detach- ment of picked Americans defeated a similar body of famous French \Blue Devils\ in a contest of automatic rifle work and grenade dis- tance throwing. The \blue devils\ have been acting as instructors to Pershing's men, but so proficient have the Americans bcome in the war work that they easily beat their teachers at their own game. The Americans, firing from the hip, scored twelve and even eighteen hits from each automatic clip. The French were unable to approach this record. The men are on the most friendly terms, a strong mutual admiration having asserted itself. Toxans, Kansans, boys from Illinois. Californiaus and New York- ers have been floundering for days in rich yellow French mud Despite this, however, they are picking up the trench warfare game rapidly. The tournament in which the. Americans were victorious was contested regardless of the rain which has turned the entire countryside into a quagmire. From now on American non-commissioned officers are to visit the front in relays to study trench fighting. The metal helmets which the men will wear when they go into the trenches have now been distributed and are being worn during the practice \battles.\ An El Paso boy, sitting on a doorstep with a French poilu, trying to explain to the latter why the phrase \Nobody home\ is not in the dictionary, was the picture a correspondent saw here recently. The bov from Texas and the poilu were thumbing an Anglo-French dic- tionary together. The poilu had heard the Sammies remark, \Nobody home!\ in referring to companions and natives many times. It was hard for him to understand why it was not in the dictionary. DRAFT GALL TO ISSIGI^^ LOCAL BOARDS TO ASSEMBLE MEN AND RUSH THEM TO CAMP. Local Boards Instructed to Cut Down Discharges as Only Way of Pro- tecting Proper Claims. Washington.—The Federal Govern- ment has completed its plans for the first call of men to the colors of the national army to be formed under the auspices of the selective service law. The Governors of the States will be notified that each State will be called upon to furnish one-third of its quota on Sept. 1. Each of the 4.557 local districts will be expected to furnish one third of that district quota on Sept. 1, and they will be mobilized at training camps between September 1 and 5. The rest of each district quota will be mobilized later in September. Regulations governing the plans for the mobilization of 6S7.000 drafted men were issued by President Wilson through the office of Brig. Gen. Enoch Crowder, the Provost Marshal Gen- era!. These regulations direct the local and district boards in miiVte detail how to proceed in designating the men to be entrained in the first call to the colors. The regulations provide for the listing of the men to be called, for the posting and notifica- tion of these called, for their assembly, lodging, substance, entertainment, and transportation to the mobilization camps. Provost Marshal General Crowder notified all Governors, Adjutant Gen- erals, and members of local and dis- trict Exemption Boards that a new ruling had been obtained from Sur- geon General Gorgas on regulations for physical examination. It makes no departure from the pres- ent standard in thp matter of height. In the mater of weight the following additional requirements may be al- lowed. fil to 6?. inches, inclusive no re- duction from present standard: 64 to G7 inches, inclusive. 5 to 6 pounds. 67 to 69 inches, inclusive, 7 to R pounds. 7ft to 74 inches, inclusive, 0 to 10 ounds. Above 75 inches. 12 pound.=. NINE WOMEN AND SIX CHILDREN AMONG DEAD. Bombs Dropped on Margate, British Seashore Resort, Before Raiders Are Driven Off, London.—Twenty-three persons, in- cluding nine women and six children, were killed and fifty persons were in* jured at Southend, in Essex, forty miles east of London, by bombs drop- . ped by German raiders, says an offi- 1 cial statement. Considerable damage I to property was caused at Southend I by the nearly forty bombs dropped jupon the town. Two men were in- 1 jured at Rochford, hut four bombs , dropped on Margate, in Kent, did j little damage. The latest statement I follows: Enemy raiders caused considerable damage at Southend, where they drop- ped about forty bombs. The casualties are: Killi 1—Eight men, nine women, six children. About fifty people were injured, At Rochford two men were injured, but no damage is reported. At Margate four bombs were dropped. One uninhabited houes was i demolished, but there were no easual- \ ties. I Unofficial telegrams received from Southend say that two airplanes were I over the town about ten minutes, fir- ing aerial torpedoes as well as drop- ping bombs. Seventeen houses along ! one street were damaged without a j single casualty. I The raiders numbered about a I score. They were first reported off 1 Felixstowe, in Suffolk, at 5:15 in the j afternoon. They skirted the coast to • f'lacton, Essex, where they apparently 1 divided, a part going south toward j Margate and the remainder crossing ' the i-op't heading southwest, to turn ' southeastward near Wickford for their ; raid on Southend. Britsh arcraft ' were quickly in the air and pursued the enemy out to sea. MISTAKE CAUSE RE-EXAMINATIO Error in Printing Instructions to Draft Board Physicians Cause of Trouble MAY EFFECT WHOLE STATE Mistake Discovered' by Albany Physi- cian Deals With Number of Teeth A Candidate Must Have to Pass Army Examinations. A mistake in the printing of the instructions to Draft Board physicians, disclosed here, will result in a re-ex- amination of rejected candidates in Albany at least and perhaps in every exemption district in the country. In telegrams sent to local exemption Boards throughout the State the Ad- jutant General, Brigadier General Louis W. Stotesbury, has set ~he mistake straight, declaring it an un- necessarily severe physical examina- tions are the causes of the high per- centage of physical rejections in some districts. The mistake noticed deals with the teeth a candidate for the new national army must have. The ruling on the subject sent the local exemption Boards reads as follows: — \A person must have at least four serviceable molar teeth, two above and two below on one side and two above and two below on the other side and so opposed as to serve the pur- pose of mastication.\ Albany physician members of the draft board called attention to the fact that while the first clause says a man must have only four service- able molars, the other clauses indi- cates he must have eight, two above and two below on one side, making four, and two above and two below on the other side, making four more, or eight altogether. Dr. William G. Lewi, of Albany, one of the assistant physicians on an Al- bany board, noted the mistake several days ago and wrote to Surgeon Gen- eral Gorgas at Washington. He has received a reply in which General Gorgas indicates that really only four serviceable molars are needed, that there can be two above and two be- low on one side and none on the other, or that there can be one above and one below on one side and one above and one below on the other side. few STANLEY H. ROSE ••iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiii is 1 TANLEY H. ROSE' has been | placed in charge of the New M ;' jf York branch office of the em- jf j j§ bargo bureau for foreign and jf 1 domestic commerce. He will is- g • S sue licenses for export trade. B IB \ niniiiiHiimiiiiniiniinniiii U. S. TO TAKE ALL WHEAT. Elevators and Mills to Be Licensed and Price Fixed. Waf-'h:rtjr'<>n --Far reaching plans\ for control of the country's wheat mji- ply were announcer] here by the food adnrni.-'ration. The scheme pro- posed by Mr. Hoover contemplates the purchase of the entire 1917 wheat en>p, the licensing of elevators and mills, the appointment of a fair price committee which will fix the price to producers, the abolition of trading in wheat for future, delivery, and abso- lute control by the food administra- tion of exports of wheat and flour. AMERICANS U-BOAT CAPTIVES Their Steamer, Standard Oil Tanker Campana, Sunk. Washington.—Sinking of the Ameri- can steamer 'Campana, a Standard Oil rank'-r, with the probable capture oi her captain and four members of the naval guard by the attacking German I submarine, was announced 'by the : Navy Department in- the following j statement: I The Standard Oil tanker Campanin, I American steamer, was. sunk by a [ submarine on the morning of August 6,14?, miles west of He de Re. Forty -seven survivors reached land in safety. It is believed that the captain of the steamer and four of the armed guard are prisoners on \board the Ger man submarine. PITH OF THE WAR NEWS Germans in counter attack regained Glencorse Woods, advancing through a veritable rain of death and con- tending for the elevation once lost with clubbed rifles and bayonets. At St, Quentin the French troops took positions they had lost to the Prus- n'ans north of that olty. The Austro-Prusslan offensive In Rou- manla has been check by the com- bined efforts of the Russians and the Rumanians. The Crown Prince continues to use the beet troops In a vain endeavor to win back his positions on the Alsne and In the Champagne- New German laughing gas was report- ed to be killing French non-com- batants In great numbers. It It fired In small calibre shells and death results In five or six hours. British aviators on the western front destroyed BIX German airplanes and made more than one hundred at- tacks from the air on land forces, British troops In a new smash cap- tured the Prussians' first line of de- fense near Hooge, In Belgium. Pope Benedict's peace policy Is out- lined In a despatch to a Spanish newspaper, which quotes Mgr. Ted- cochin! as favoring the war alms of the Ent«*ito Allies. North of •*. Quentin the Germans at- tacked the French positions along a front of nearly a mile. In the re- gion of Fayet. The French state- ment •ftyt the assault was repulsed except at the, centre, where German detachments gained a foothold In the Frefioh advanced tre,nehe«, KAISER'S WAR PLEA FALSE No French Plan to Strike at Germany via Belgium, Says German General. •Copenhagen.- -Admissort it made by Lieut.-Gen Baron von Freytag-Loring- hoven, chief of the Supplementary General Staff of the German army, that the Kaiser's pretention is false, that the violation of Belgian neutrality was due to military and defensive necessity provoked by alleged prepa- rations of the French to invade Ger- many through Belgium. Gen. Von Frey- tag testifier! to the contrary. State's Plan to Detect Ailments. One of the most advanced steps known to science for the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis among soldiers has been taken by New York State in a series of X-ray photographs of 1,030 members of the Sixty-ninth regi- ment, the object being to demonstrate the usefulness of the method as ap- I plied to large bodies of troops. A i report on the tests was mide to Gov- 1 ernor Whitman and to the State Coun- cil of Defense at Albany, under whose authorization the experiments were carried on. Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, State Health, Commisioner, was in charge of the examinations. The Sixty-ninth made an admirable showing in the tests, to judge from the findings announced on the first 600 plates interpreted to date. There were twenty-two men. or a fraction more than 3 per cent, found with definite tuberculosis sufficient to disqualify them for military service. In addition, there were eighteen who showed pul- monary lessions, indicating arrested tuberculosis. The twenty-two definite cases, tak- ing Canada's figures as a basis, If ex- posed to the strain of life in the tren- ches, inevitably would hreak down and bo invalided home. The expense of their training, transportation and other items entering into the making of a soldier would thus be lost, in addi- tion to their b'-Ing a source of infec- tion to their fellow soldiers. The ex- pense to the government of care and pension allowance also would be en- tailed, amounting to at least $1,000 annually for each man, who under ordinary conditions might have been ordinary conditions might have con- tinued civilian activities without physi- cal impairment. The experiments, according to the report, are believed to have demon- strated the entire practicability of the method in determining the presence of the disease among soldiers at a mini- mum of time and medical supervision. ARMY ENLISTMENT A RECORD Total Since April 1 la 184,422 Men- New York State Leads, Washington.—The. regular army has exceeded by 524 men the volunteer quota which It set out to raise, it was announced. The quota was 183,898. The army has enlisted, since April 1, 184,422 men. New York with 128 men, was the only State making over 100. The second high was Pennsylvania, with 84. The general average of the. States was good, however. Califor- nia got 75; Illinois 73. PRO-GERMAN EDITOR ARRESTED President of St. Paul \Volks Zelt- ung\ Goes to Jail as Enemy. St. Paul, Minn.,—Dr, Fritz Berg- m<-,ior, president of the St. Paul Volks Zeitung, was arrested under the Presi- dent's proclamation of April 0, Tho relicy of the Volks Zeitung hag been to \cast aspersion by inuendo\ on American war measures, it was charged, Reflections on Gen, Pershing were among articles in the Volks Zalt ung found objectionable. Plans For Depot Companies. Plans for the mobilization of depot companies of the National Guard throughout the state and their assign- ment for active guard duty on the As- hokan aqueduct, the barge canal and other public utilities in place of Na- tional Guard organizations have been completed. FIGHTING FOREST FIRES The constant improvements in the methods of discovering and suppress- • ing fires in the State forests are de- scribed by William G. Howard, As- I sistant Superintendent of State For- ' ests, in the Conservationist, published I by the State Conservation Conimis- I sion.. Observation stations have been I established on the summits of fifty-two j lofty peaks in the Adirondacks and Catskills and an observer is on duty in each during the fire season. Many j of the stations are equipped with tall steel towers at the top of each of which is an inclosed room with windows on all sides to protect the observer against weather conditions which may be rigorous. A fire, as soon as observed, is re- ported by telephone to the nearest forest ranger, who again summons help from the surrounding country by the same means. The fire fighters come in from all sides to the ranger's headquarters, where they are provided with fire fighting tools and sent by automobiles to the scene of the blaze. To facilitate their work fire pro- tection maps have been prepared cov- ering the Adirondacks and Catskills, and showing all roads, trails, railroads, telephone lines, observation stations, tool supplies and stores; the location of ranger headquarters and the gener- al topography of the region. The en- tire map has been colored to show the degree of fire hazard offered by differ- ent types of forest, as lands lumbered for softwoods only, lands lumbered for both soft and hardwoods, burned lands, &c. \As soon as the location of a fire is known,\ writes Mr. Ho- ward, \it takes only an instant to con- sult the map and find out how seri- ous the danger is and what damage may be done, as well as what faci- lities are available to fight the fire, such as men, tools, and supplies. \That it may be of value in fire protective work, the information on the. fire map must be absolutely ac- curate. The rangers accordingly traveled over every part of their dis- tricts while making up the map. In- formation from memory or state- ments from others was not added un- til verification was made by personal observation. Many of the large land- owners of the Adirondacks have maps of their own holdings, and their data were consulted when possible, but were not placed on the map until verified. \The fire map requires revision. from year to year. New lumbering operations on private land are ad- I ded as they occur, and changes in roads and trails are constantly I checked. Thus a 'bridge which goes j down on. an old, unused road will ! throw the entire road beyond the bridge into a foot trail. Telephones in remote districts are continually being put in and taken out, and as a knowledge of their location is of great importance in fire fighting, close tabs are kept on them. \Owners of timber land have given the plan their enthusiastic approval, and have assisted in working it out to the fullest extent. \The old-fashioned 'hlt-or-miss' methods of fighting fire are done ! with. Progress has been made in I forest protection as in city fire i fighting, and further advances will • be made in the future. However, , even with the best system tha,t can I be devised, the help of all persons j who go into the woods is needed,\ F. J. H. Kracke For P. S. Board. Bridge Commissioner F. J. H. Kracke of Brooklyn is to be appointed a mem- ber of the New York City Public Serv- ice Commission to fill the vacancy caused by tha resignation of Commis- sioner Hpnry W. Hodge if Gov. Whit- man does not change his present plans for filling this post. TWr. Kracko would finish out Mr. Hodge's term, which expires on Feb- ruary 1, 1919. The salary of a Public Service Commissioner Is $15,000. while the. salary of tho office now held by Commissioner Kracke Is $7,500. Reform Home For Girls. A largo farm at Grey Courl, a few miles from Mlddletown, has been pur- chased by NPW York city as a site for a corrective Institution for girls, sim- ilar to the Northampton Farms, for boys. Plans are. being prepared for the building and for the general manage- ment of the institution. As soon as the main building can be eroded it Is the Intention of New York authorities to pla^e 290 girls in tho institution. ' Burdette G. Lewis. nommlBSfonor of fOorecbion, hag the matter in charea. Will Guard Barge Canal. The first duty of troops of the New York National Guard, now being or* ganized to take the place of the National Guard that is now in Fedi oral service, will be to take over tha guarding of the State barge canal structures and the New York waten supply system, Gov. Whitman announ-, ced here. The New York and Brooklyn units probably will be as- signed to aqueduct duty. The State troopH now doing guard duly will be relieved and the new N. G. organization will take their place. Will Fight 6-Cent Fare, The cities of the state of New York ars determined to fight to a finlah the attempt of street railway com- panies to raise fares from five to six cents. If necossary a large fund will be raised and expert legal service obtained to carry on the fight. This was the decision reached by u conference of the legal representa- tives of. more than a score of cities which took place in the hearing room of the temporary city hall, Albany, The conference was called by the N. Y. State Conference of Mayors. uimiimimiiimiiimiiiimmmiiiiHimu I New York Briefs 1 iiiiiiimimiiiiimmiiiiiimmmiiiiiiiifi; Dr. Albert Warren Ferris, former superintending director of the Sara- toga Springs reservation, has accept- ed a post as senior resident physician .on the staff of the Glen Springs at Watkins Glen. Finding their job \too hazardous\ Misses Anna and Helen Henion re- signed from guarding \Dead Man's\ crossing of the Brie Railroad lu Hil- burn, Rockland county. In what is believed to be part of the widespread plot to tie up war in- dustries, workmen engaged at TJtica factories which are making steel hel- mets for American troops walked out. The manufacturers are refusing Fed- eral mediation, declaring the strike is an attempt to force recognition of the unions. Because the Nercv York Central has taken off several trains, the express business at (Frankfort has been dis- continued and taken to Ilion. For some time Frankfort village has also had no telegraph office. Eighteen thousand persons took part in a farewell demonstration and parade at Kingston in honor of \M\ com- pany of Kingston, 114th infantry, First Lieutenant Rudolph Dittus comman- ding. By order of Governor Whitman, the New York Guard is being organized to ta-ke the place of the National Guard organizations called into fed- eral service, and a three weeks' cam- paign to obtain recruits is to start immediately. Depot organizations of the National Guard will be the basis of the New York Guard, retaining in •tha new organization the name and number of the parent organization. The War Committee of the State Legislature altered the Food Control biji to authorize a modified form of fo-id control, but failed to meet the demands of Governor Whitman. The Board of supervisors has appro- priated $20,000 for improvements at Montgomery County Tuberculosis Hos- pital. Plans are under way for a review of all depot units of the coumty about September 15 at the Hudson River Driving Park in conjunction with the Dutchess County Agricultural Society. Governor Whitman has accepted an invitation to be present. The use of the park has been given by Colonel RtiBpert. Chief of Police Ganding, of Canajo- harie, is raising a fund to build a bath house at the swimming pool in. the creek. The estimated cost is $152. Governor Whitman, in a speech be- fore- the State Fruit Growers' Associa- tion at Sodus, laid his food control plans directly before the farmers and defied anyone to -point out a single suggestion of his that would be detri- mental to the interests of the farmer. Hugh O'Brien who lives on the Kimball farm at Deanboro, was bound and robbed by strangers, who ransacked the house and stole $30 in. money. He was sitting on his ver- anda when two strangers approached and engaged him in conversation. Learning that he was alone they over- powered him and after binding and gaging him, tied him to a veranda post. Representatives of the Democratic party organization in the eleven coun- ties of the fourth judicial district met at Democratic state headquarters at Albany in conference with State Chairman Edwin S. Harris and de- cided to nominate a full judicial ticket for supreme court justice in the district. The Democratic County committee at a meeting held in Hudson desig- nated Herbert Fingar of Ghent, as county election commissioner to suc- ceed the late Michael Arkinson. His name will be presented to the board of supervisors for appointment. There were seven other candidates. Through publicity and the efforts of county representatives of the-State food supply commission, a campaign will be carried on to induce the con- sumer, where it Is possible and con- venient, to purchase his winter sup- ply of potatoes at digging time direct- ly from the producer. During a severe electrical storm the house of William Haywood at Ber- lin was struck \by lightning. The ch'mney was shattered, the bolt pass- ing down the chimney and going out through a window. The occupants, Mm Haywood, two small nieces, and several children of the neighborhood were uninjured. Forty-four voters in the village of Scotia, with a population of more than a,000 decided at a special election to issue bonds to the amount of $12,000 to construct a new sewage disposal plant. Seventeen voted against the proposition and more than GOO failed to vote for or against it. Charles Evans Hughes was ap- pointed as head of the Draft Board In New York City, Mrs. Mary Underwood, mother of Commodore Underwood, U. S. N., re- tired, is dead at Osnvego. John Sullivan, sixty-five years old, plunged from a fourth story window of the boarding house of Mrs. Hannah Say- era In Albany. He landed on a flag- ged sidewalk fifty feet below In Mo- hawk street. His skull was fractured. He died in the street about two min- utes later. It is believed Sullivan lost his balance while sitting In the wind- ow. After the first hearing on the Legislature In dlcated their Intention of modifying the measure to meet the Governor's wishes. Edna Whaley, twenlv vpnrs old, of OlenB Falls, was killed when nn auto- mobile driven by Frank C, Kirtland of Albany, overturned on the Glons Falls and Corinth highway, Both were pin- ned beneath the car and Klrtland's cries brought a farmer who helped him out. The girl was killed almost In- stantly, Kirtland passed the, night at a Corinth hotel and the girl WAS taker to an undertaking room. She was an employe of a Glens Falls hotel. The Ilion committee in charge of Home Defense has applied to several clothing firms for bids for uniforms, for albout 750 members of the Home Defense corps of Herkimer county. The supervfsors have appropriated $10,000 for this purpose. Nearly every fraternal, social and civic organization in Greene county, headed by bands and drum corps, gave \E\ company a farewell parade in -Catskill village. Lester Of., seventeen, was killed instantly on the porch of his parents home in Brunswick, Rensselaer coun- ty, just over the Troy city line when a 32 calibre revolver, in the hands of his cousin, Raymond Miller, fifteen,, was discharged accidently as the boys sat talking with the dead boy's twin brother, Chester Ott. Governor Whitman isfued a labor conservation 'proclamation at Albany urging upon shoppers that they may display their patriotism in five ways which will free more men for .produc- tive labor. The Governor urged that shoppers carry parcels home when- ever possible; accept without cam- plaint less prompt deliveries; do not demand special deliveries; avoid hav- ing goods sent home unless sure of keeping them, and bring back to the store such goods as are portable when return cannot be avoided. Water is being pumped from the creek into the water mains at Nas- sau, but the supply is only fit to use for washing purposes, as the health officers have condemned the water for drinking or household use, the supply in the reservoir having given out. As- the present condition, which is a repe- tition of former condition, is a serious one, it is expected that some action, will soon be taken. With the scarc- ity of water in the reservoir, the towa is virtually without fire protection. Two Amsterdam knitting mills,, Gardiner & Waring and A. V. Morris & Sons, have received large orders from the Government. The former concern will make 360,000 cotton un- dershirts and 1,80,000 pairs of cotton drawers, at a price of 48 cents each. The Morris mills will make 300,000- cotton undershirts at 43 cents each. The orders are for the equipment of soldiers and sailors. Gerald C. Smith, of Brooklyn, a Cornell University student, committed suicide by jumping from a window. He left a note saying he could not live- to see Germany's defeat. Swimming in the Normanskill creek will not be interfered with by Albany county authorities and the scores of Albanians 'who have been using the creek for a swimming place may con- tinue to do so, just as they have done for years, Sheriff James D. Patton. announced. A temporary hospital was opened at Tarrytown, by the National Lea- gue for Woman's Service It will be used for the New York Naval Militia. Under the terms of the will of tha late Albert C Coleman, the First Presbyterian church of Saratoga he-, comes the principal beneficiary. The estate, which is roughly estimated at $10,000 after a few small hequests are- paid, will be known as the Isadora Coleman Stevens fund and the income- may be applied for the support of the. church as the trustees may -deter- mine. The State food supply commission, expects to equalize the price of pota- toes throughout the coming year, so- that the price at all times will be fair to the consumer with reason- able profit to the producer for his efforts. It is expected provision will be made for grading, storing and marketing the crop, if the desired co-operation is obtained. Jonathan R. Powell nearly ninety years old, died in his home at Chat- ham after a long illness. In 1846 he was graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic institute in Troy as a civil engineer and in the same year the institution conferred upon him the degree of bachelor of natural sciences. In 1S51 he purchased a farm near Old Chatham and for many years was -engaged in farming in con- nection with land surveying. Word was received in Peekskill that Max Kohler, who was engaged to be married shortly to Miss Pearl Schultz, of Brewster, Putman county, was drowned while bathing in a lake at Bantam, Conn. He went to Ban- tam recently to become superinten- dent of an electrical plant and was stricken with cramps while swim- ming. Mrs. Francesca Donnadio, twenty- four years old, was shot through the- lower part of her body in a quarrel over goats in the rear of her home, Schenectady. She died a few minutes later. Patsy Donnadio, husband of the woman killed, was detained and then released. Frank Long, fifty years old, stepfather of Donnadio, whose abuse, of the goats enraged Mrs. Donnadio, Justice €ropsey, of Brooklyn assail- ed as unconstitutional the legislative act prohibiting the sale or liquor near munitions plants and granted an order for review sought by a dealer. Syracuse Is examining draft men at the rate of one every 30 minutes. Acceptances are far ahead of disquali- fications. One time Senator 'Cha'uneey M. De- pew donated $500 to fix up the chil- dren's playground in Depew Park, Peekskill, which was named after him, escaped after the shooting. An error in the instructions to medi- cal examiners discovered by Dr. Wil- liam G, Lewis, an Albany physician, will result In the re-examinatlon of all drafted men exempted because of bad' teeth and materially reduce the num- ber of exemptions. To obtain Its quota of 263 the draft board of division 2, Herkimer county, has found It ncceosary to summon 150 additional men. Two-thirds of the men who passed the physical examlnaton have filed exemption claims. Author- Itcs will Investigate several who have failed to answer summons both in Herkimer and in Little Falls. The Rennselaer county board of su- pervisors, in a .report from Philip Kle.ln, state prison inspector, on a re- cent inspection of the iail at Tro.v are urged to do something to BOIVR the problem of employment for the pris- oners

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