1 ' PU IT TV TP T7 w 4 AS 71 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT MORGANTON, , "THE BEST TOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA" SUBSCRIPTION ONLY $1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL.1 . MORGANTON, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1917 No. 8 jOVERNOR ISSUES ON AP . PEAL TO FARMERS Designates November As "Thrift Month" To the Farmers of North Carolina 'Opportunity has: hair in front, Behind she is bald. If you seize her t,v the forelock you may hold her, but lCe permitted to pass on Jupiter 01 himsru caiinoi cuu-n ner again. j. ..L I So runs an ancient aphorism. This 1 aab4u.3 lit farmers of North Carolina with a forelock, that reaches to the ground, Vou have with superb common sense increased your food and feed crops. You have with splendid foresight can A and dried your surplus fruits and vegetables For you the high cost of iving hokis few terrors. Empyrean -.rices are being paid for the products f your toil. Never before in this ;ruerutioii, and possibly never again will there tome to the average farmer ;o larj?e aa opportunity to lift him- elf anJ family to a higher level of happiness and hope. Temptations to fritter away - the proceeds . of youv i-rops will crowd thick upon you. Im providence will lure you to sleep, and pleasure and prodigality will call to vou with many voices. The 'blue sky' artists are already on your trail. They have marked you for their own. . All kinds of get rich quick schemes will be tangled before you, and the voice of the agent will be heard in the land: Smooth and wordy venders of lightn ing rods, and ranges and organs, and pianos, and sewing machines and churns, and washing machines, and patent medicines, and country rights, tnJ crayon portraits, and shares in ex cessively capitalized stations will spring up around. you as countless as the frogs that came on the land of Egypt, and seek to enter into the' re ward of your labors. . "In my inaugural address, and in a series of bills submitted to the Genera) Assembly, I endeavored to make plain a purpose to make life on the farm just as profitable and just as attrac tive as life ta the town. The intensity of that purpose has deepened with the passing months, and I now call upon the farmers to make a supreme effort in this direction, and to captalize the opportunity of the hour. To this end I earnestly beseech the farmers of the State to set apart the month of No vember as Thrift Month, and urge ev ery farmer to do something definite and substantial during that month that will insure to the pennant betterment of this condition in life. I suggest the following specific aceomplichments and appeal to every farmer to do one or more of these things: "1. If he be a tenant to buy, if pos sible, a small farm and make the firt payment on the purchase price. "2. To pay off all debts, and go or. s cash basis next year. . "3. To start a savings account ii some bank or credite union. "4. To buy a milk cow or brood sow. "5. To install home waterworks and light. 6. To paint his house. 7. To set out an orchard. The Agricultural Department, the joint. committee on agricultural work and the State Department of Educa tion will generously co-operate with the farmers, in making Thrift Month a notable month in the agricultural life of the. State. I call upon the teachers in the rural schools to read I this appeal to the children. Com plete plans for taking a census dur ing the first week in December will be arranged to the end that we may know at the end of the month ju.;t now many farmers have redeemed the great opportunity that now con- i rants them, and have preserved for their wives and children some por tion of the blessings of this unparal leled year. "T. W. BICKETT, Governor. September 14, 1917." THE COMMON SCHOOL There's many a stately edifice im grand and stately walls, And many an institution rare With academw. holla ..... , And normal schools and colleges nere stern professors rule, But dearer far than all to me 1 count the Common School. The Common School for one and all a. neiping hand extends. It counts the poor as well as rich i .. rtmong us list of friends. It nothing knows of caste or sect (God grant it nvr mav Eat may its record be unstained To many a distant dav. Our Common School! Oh, save thaf name Forever from Oh! raise it high in prominence! u,,e an Honored place. The Common School! Oh, let it stay To educate the youth; It shall not wrong or error teach, But plain and honest truth. Oh! guard that institution well Ji." 4"r COUntry,s Pride V ithin this much-loved land of ours Let it in peace reside; Aligarlend il with lette bright Which plainly shall declare: Our bulwark is the Common School; moieftt n u you dare. LAFOLLETTE ADDRESSES SOCIALISTS, DENOUNCING DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT i Attacks American Press and Declares Wilson, Not the People, Swayed Congress Into War Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 23. Denounc ing war in general and the United States democratic government in par ticular, United States Senator Robert M. FaFollette, of Wisconsin, address ed a large gathering in the coliseum this afternoon under auspices of "The People's Church," made up of social ists headed by Prof. Scott Nearing. Mr. LaFollette attacked the Amer ican press, t declaring that Aemircan newspapers are for the most part con trolled by the "war party," the finan cial interests of the country. Mr. LaFollette declared that the President of the United States sway ed Congress to such an extent that the declaration of war was not the representative, opinion of a democratoc government. He advocated war in defense only and in case of aggres sion to submit the question to the peo ple of the nation in the form of a re ferendum. PUBLISHERS, MERCHANTS AND MOVIES WILL TAKE A PART Raleigh, Sept. 21. Volunteers to lead the North Carolina retail mer chants and the moving picture house owners have been found by Food Ad ministrator, Henry A. Page, in J. B. Ivey, head of a big department store at Charlotte, and H. B. Varner, owner of the Lyon Theatre in Lexington. Each of these exceedingly busy men has offered to raise his division of workers from the ranks of the busi ness in which both have flourished. Mr. Ivey will undertake to bring to the voluntary service of the United States all the retail dry goods mer chants of Notrh Carolina and Mr. Var ner, who is a newspaper publicity ar tist of first rank will devote himself to the organization of all picture I houses into the general scheme of propaganda which is capitally impor tant now. Mr. Ivey is chairman of this big or ganization. Following the lead of the Government he will communicate with the dry goods merchants of all places in North Carolina and assign to them what work is desired.. These retail organizations are to be apprised of the character of the foot propaganda work expected of them. As one fea ture in bringing the demands of the hour to public visualization, a great country-wide window display contest is to take place. It is through these -window displays that the need of a wise use of supplies is to be shown by the merchants. A prize of $50 iss offered for the first, $30 for the second and $20 for the third best display in each of three classes. Every store that puts in a display and conforms to the rules of the contest will receive recognition from the Food Administration. They are designed to show the public the need of economy in the use of all foods and particularly for substitut ing certain foods available in this country for those heretofore common- y used without restriction but now vital to the maintenance of our Allies in the war. The condition of this State-wide contest will be stated by Mr. Ivey who undertakes this big job solely because he desires to do a business man's duty to his country. Mr. Varner's. position is unique in that he is owner both of a newspaper and a moving picture house, A dou ble duty in publicity 5s shouldered by him. One of the purposes of the mov ing picture organization is to pro mote "clean-up" campaigns on the pledge cards which begin October 21st and continue ' through eight days- This novelty can be . the more easily pre sented through the cooperation of the picture houses. The Government has a picture, Food Will Win the War," which is to be exhibited by 17,000 picture hous es in the country. Besides these, slides and one-sheet lobby posters will be regularly employed by all the pic ture houses in the country tne Government can gain the willingness of these- owners to cooperate with the publicity plans. And to the end that the greatest amount of material may be put before the people, the Govern ment welcomes any suggestion from any source as to what could well go into these films, posters and slides. Mr. Page has just begun tt organ ization of his vast system off volun teers. This week, particularly, his office is busy. It will require the work of every man and woman ire it to car ry to the last man in the State the seriousness of the world's- food sit uation. The average weight of e-ggs is about eight to a pound, so that a dozen eggs would weigh about one and a half pounds. A pound of eggs con tains more nourishment than a pound of meat. There is no flesJx food that may be served in so many palatable ways as eggs, nor as easily obtained by farmers. Eggs are a perfect flood containing all the constituent elements of nourishment. BICKETT DIRECTS THE APPOINTMENT OF MEN TO SELECT ?HE GUARD Committee of Three in Each County Will Be Named Raleigh, Sept. 25. Governor Bick ett directed Adjuctant General Young today to proceed with the immediate appointment of three men in each county in the state whose duty it shall be to select the men who will be asked to serve as members of the state militia companies that are to be formed for each county. The men to be chosen are to "represent the in telligence,' character and courage of the communities" as the governor ex presses it. They must be "God 'fear ing men who strive to keep his com mandments; men of fortitude willing to face danger without complaint, quiet and careful of human life, but willing, when necessity demands, to shoot straight to protect the helpless and preserve peace and order." "If any man selected declines the honor," the governor directs, "it will not be thrust upon him; but unwillingness to serve will indicate that the committee made a mistake' in selecting man." The governor directs that in se lecting the special advisory commit tees to choose the miliamen, those be appointed who are themselves patri otic, unselfish and unafraid' The governor's order to General Young fol lows: The Governor's Order "To the Adjutant General, Sir: "Pursuant to the proclamation is sued byme on the 23rd day of Sep tember, 1117, you are directed to pro ceed to organize state militia compan ies in the several counties of the state, beginning in the counties having the largest population. "You will designate an advisory committee of three men for each coun ty and direct such communitiies to carefully select the members for the militia companies. It is my desire that the men selected shall represent the intelligence, the character and the courage of the communities in which they live. These men are to be the special guardians of our women and children, and the keepers of the peace and order of the state. The service they are to perform requires, that the militia roll shall be a roll of honor. I insist that the men selected shall be: "1. Men who fear God, and make a decent effort to keep His Command ments. "2. Men of fortitude who are able and willing, for the public weaj, to face danger and endure hardships without ?omplaint. ' "3. Men of quiet minds who will be very careful of human life, but will, when stern necessity demands it, shoot straight to protect the helpless and preserve the peace and order of the state. "These men are to be selected, but not drafted. The organizations are to be composed neither of volunteers nor of drafted men, but of men chosen by the committees because it is be lieved that they possess peculiar qual ifications for the service to which they are called. If any man who is se lected shall declinethe honor, it will not be thrust upon him. Any unwil lingness to serve would indicate that the committee had made a mistake in the selection of that particular man. In designating the advisory commit tees you will take pains to name men who are themselves patriotic, intel ligent, unselfish and unafraid." REPORTED SINKING OF SEVEN BOATS DENIED Official Denial Given to Published Re port that Five Merchant Ships and Two Convoys Had Been Sunk Washington, Sept. 25. Official de nial was issued tonight by the navy department of a published report that five merchant ships and two convoy ing vessels had been sunk by subma rines. Secretary Daniels has promis ed that casualties will not be with held from the public. The department's statement, issued through the public information com mittee, follows: "Within the past few days a report that five merchant ships and two con voying vessels were sunk in a battle with submarines has received wide circulation in the press. The navy de partment authorizes the statement that this story is entirely without foundation." GOV. JAMES FERGUSON IS REMOVED FROM OFFICE Austin, Texas, Sept. 25. James E Ferguson was formally declared re moved from office as governor of Tex aa and barred from hereafter holding any public office "of honor, trust of profit" by the adoption late today in the senate high court of-impeachment of. the majority report of a special committee of the senate. The major ity report was adopted, after a min ority report, recommending only re moval from office, had be,en defeated. The vote on adoption of the majority report was 25 to 3, with one pair and one absent. $1 in advance gets the Times a year. GASTON MEANS ARREST ED CHARGED WITH MUR DER OF LATE MRS. KING Is Lodged In Cabarrus County Jail to Await the Preliminary Hearing on Monday Morning Coroners' Inquest Abandoned Mysterious Second Car Is Mentioned. Concord, N. C, Sept. 22. Gaston B. Means was arrested at his home here late today on a warrant charg ing him with the murder of Mrs. Maude A. King, a wealthy Chicago widow, who was mysteriously killed near this place August 29. His pre liminary hearing before a magistrate was set. for next Monday morning. Follows? Long Conference The arrest of Mrs. King's so-called business manager, followed a long conference today between State Solici tor Hayden Clement and representa tives from the office of District Attor ney Swann, of New York, who broght here many documents seized in a raid upon Means New York apart ment several days ago. Means was held at his home under guard until he could confer with his attorneys who included some of the leading members of the North Carolina bar. Later, he was locked up in the Cabar rus county. After swearing out the warrant for Means' arrest, Solicitor Clement an ounced that coroner's inquest would not be reopened Monday as planned but that all witnesses summoned for the inquest would be required to ap pear to give evidence at the prelimin ary hearing.. Demands Clothes As a preliminary move before hav ing the warrant issued for Means' ar rest, Solicitor Clement made a demand through Coroner Carl L. Spears, that Means deliver to the authorities the clothes, fire arms, cartridges and other effects of Mrs. King when she was kill ed and which are said to be in Means' possession. The accused man refus ed to comply with the demand and the solicitor would not say what steps would be taken to procure them. During the conference between So licitor Clement and Assistant District Attorney Dooling, of New York, sev eral persons were called in and ques tioned. They included Captain W. S, Bingham, who was a member of the party with Mrs. King when she was shot. Later, he accompanied the so licitor and Mr. Dooling to the scene of the killing and rehearsed the evi dence he had given at the coroner's inquest. He also pointed out the po sitions of the several members of the party when the shot was fired. Means With Mrs. King Testimony at the coroner's inquest was that Means was with Mrs. King near Blackwater Spring and that the other members of the party were un able to see them because of the un even ground. M. F. Richie, a hardware dealer, from whom the two pistols and a re peating rifle carried by the Means' party were purchased, also was ex amined during the conference between the prosecuting attorneys. Present also were Dr. Otto Schulte, patholo gist to the new York District attor ney's office; Captain William T. Jones, pistol expert of the New York police department; John Cuniff, a New York detective; C. B. Ambrose, an agent of the department of justice, who is on leave of absence and will assist in the prosecution and Attorney Phillip C. McDuffie, of Atlanta, Ga., counsel for Mrs. Anna Robinson, Mrs. King's mother. Persistent rumors that a second au tomoile was following the machine in which the Means party went to Black water Spring were given official at tention today, and the authorities are working to clear them up. Captain Bingham, said tonight he vibs certain there was a car following the one in which they were riding and intimated that the names of the occupants of the car would be named at the trial. j Manning to Aid ; Raleigh; N. C, Sept. 22. Attorney General James S. Manning announced tonight that he would go to Concord this afternoon to assist and confer with Solicitor Hayden Clement in pro secuting murder charges against Gas ton B. Means. Solicitor's Statement The solicitor, after today's confer ence, then made the following state ment to the representatives of news papers: , "After an investigation of the law, I find some of the courts hould a sec ond inquest on the same body may not be held by the coroner without the ver dict rendered upon the first inquest having been set aside or quashed. "If the coroner and his jury were to hold the defendant, at. the second in quest, the defendant would immediate ly take out habeas corpus proceedings before a judge, and allege that the sec ond inquest was invalid, on the ground that the coroner and his jury had al ready held an inquest, which had been returned to the, clerk of court, and which was standing' as the coroner's verdict, it not having been quashed or set aside. , "It is at least a debatable question as to whether or not the coroner has a right to re-open the matter. There fore, in order to avoid all technicali ties and complications, I have called off the second inquest of the coroner, and have notified him that it would not be necessary for him and his jury to attend, but as I have sufficient evi dence to hold Gaston B. Means for the murder- of Mrs. A. B. King, I have had a warrant issued for Mr. Means, returnable before A. B. Palmer, po- lice justice of the city of Concord on Monday morning, September 24, 1917 at 10 o'clock, at the court house, this being the same time and place the coroner's inquest . would have been held. The witnesses that were sub ponaed to go before the coroner's in quest are not released, but required to attend and "appear at the prelimin ary hearing before the said magis trate on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. "I would have much preferred hold ing the second inquest, as it would have given me an opportunity to ex amine Gaston B. Means about certain matters that were both pertinent and relative to the death of Mrs. King. I also desire to give the coroner's jury an opportunity to correct its former verdict." After the conference, the officials made a trip to Blackwater Spring, the secluded spot about three miles from this city where the tragedy occurred, and there went over the events of the fatal night. They were accompanied by Captain Bingham, who rehearsed the evidence he had given at the cor oner's inquest and pointed out the po sitions of the various members of the automobile party when the shot was fired that killed Mrs. King. Warrant Served Immediately after the warrant was served, it was handed to Sherriff How ard W. Caldwell, who served it on Gas ton Means. The latter was placed in Cabarrus county jail. The defendant has retained some of the most able counsel in this state, Judge Frank I. Osborne, of Charlotte, E. T. Cansler, of Charlotte, and L. T. Hartsell, and T. D. Maness, of Concord being among them. Solicitor Hayden Clement, of Salisbury, will be the chief prosecu tor, aided by C. B. Ambrose, who is on leave from the department of justice'. Solicitor Clement and Mr. Ambrose returned this evening to Salisbury, and will come to Concord again to morrow. Before leaving Mr. Clement made another demand of Gaston Means that the effects of Mrs. King be surrendered, but failed to procure them. The solicitor made no comment as to what further steps if any would be taken to procure them. The belief that second automobile was following the Means car on the night of the drive to Blackwater Spring, is growing stronger. It was at first told as a rumor.. The rumor grew stronger and now it seems al most a certainey. Mr. Ambrose this afternoon asked Captain Bingham if he had seen the second car when he was in the automobile party on the tragic nigth, and the captain said he was pretty sure he did. When Mr. Ambrose was questioned by a report er as to whether or not there was really another car, he replied that there was. When asked as to who were its occupants, he seplied, with a smile: "Wait until the trial." Mr. Dooling, when asked on his re turn from the spring whether or not he found anything of importance there replied that they had found things "very satisfactroy." He further made the statement that, he is here in an unoflicial capacity, and simply to ren der whatever assistance he can from the New York office, to help the offi cials of1 North Carolina to clear up the mystery of the woman from New York City. It is his desire to stay in the background, and he will take no part in the hearing Monday. He stat ed that Captain Bingham was a very satisfactory person on interview, giv ing his answers promptly and to the point. . . Brother Arrives Afton Means brother of Gaston B. Means, arrived this -morning from New .York, in company with Henry Deitsch, his fatherinlaw. These two have been before the grand jury in vestigation, and in the examination conducted by the district attorney's office for the past several days. Neith er of these two have as yet; been im plicated in connection with the death of Mrs. King. At 11 o'clock tonight, after Gaston B Means had attended a conference with his attorneys, he was placed in the Cabarrus county jail by Sherriff Howard W. Caldwell. Ever since the warrant was served on him shortly before four o'clock this afternoon he has been in the custody of the sherriff until the latter's attorneys had con ferred over the case. Judge Osborne and Attorney Cansler left late tonight for their home in Charlotte. "It mighty nearly borders on sacri lee to put the Means case in the same class with the Savior. : Those whispered insinuations is the Bingham affair ought either to be spoken out loud or stopped. " At any rate the Ferguson affair was no soft . impeachment. WILL GO ON STRIKE SATURDAY 12,000 Men Employed in Seattle Ship yards And Allied Shops Go On ' Strike Saturday Seattle, Sept. 25. A strike at 1 o'clock 1 Saturday morning . of 12,000 members of the 15 metal trades un ions employed in Seattle shipyards and allied contract shops, was order ed today by the Seattle metal trades council, the central organization of the" 15 unions. The strike call, it was said, is . the result of the insistent de mand of the rank and file of the ship yard workers for a "show down" on the long pending wage increase con troversy. : . As near as can be estimated, three big steel-shipyards, about 16 wooden shipyards and .40 contract shops will be affected by the strike. The Skin ner and Eddy plant, having granted the wage increases, will not be af fected. Three wooden shipyards and six more contract shops also have signed the new agreement. Receipt yesterday of telegrams from President Wilson and Samuel Gomp ers, president of the American Federal tion of Labor, forging that no precipi tate action be taken, gave some hope that a walk-out might be averted, but this vanished ' when press dis patches announced that the President was planning to have the Seattle wage controversy settled by the wage ad justment committee of the United States shipping, board, in connection with similar controversies in other Pa cilc coast cities. These dispatches precipated the. call ing of the general strike. The coun cil's board of business agents took the position that the government had hopelessly misunderstood the Seattle situation in attempting to link it with the situations, in San Francisco and Portland, and that further at tempts to postpone the walk-out would be useless. RUTHERFORD COLLEGE NEWS ' Last week was a very busy week with the faculty of Rutherford College getting readyv for "Weaver Hall Day'J over the Western, N. C, Conference in the interest of this cause. Prof, M; T. Hinshaw went "to Newton last Sun-i day.1 Prof .Walker to High. Point and Prof. R. E. Hinshaw . remained here to "hold down the; home base." Returns have not had time to come, in yet, but all who are interested are confidently expecting great .results from this great movement. Mrs. Harry Jensen and children who have been, spending the summer here, returned last Saturday to their home in Durham, N. C. Mr. Jensen came up Wednesday to" accompany his family home. Rev. B. Wilson, held a protracted meeting in the Connelly Springs Meth odist Church last week, and closed Saturday night. . A special feature of the meeting was the 30-minutes song service, before the preaching hour conducted by D. W. Alexander, The whole choir leader and all was made up of local tallent. The singing was a great inspiration to every one who attended. Rev. Wilson ' is conducting a pro tracted meeting this week at Mt. Har mony near Icard. Large congrega tions are in attendance and it is hoped that great good will be accomplished. The meeting began Sunday at eleyen with Rev. fE. D. Yost, student at Rutherford College preaching, the op ening sermon in .absence of the pastor' who preached elsewhere. Mr. G. B. Morris of Greenville, S. C. is here with his parents for a short stay. . Mr. C. A. Jordon of Hickory spent the week end visiting his parents and friends at Rutherford College. A large number of student boys took a mountain trip to Table Rock Friday and returned Saturday night. . They went by private conveyance and" re port a "jolly good time." Mrs. B. L. Liinsf ord and children are visiting Mrs. M. E. Chapman of this place, . Prof. Lunsford came down from Old Fort to spend 'Sunday with his family. . - Mr. Editor we want to say "Amen" to what you say in the last issue of the Times .on Public School Books! Keep talking that way. . It may do some good good. If the. people ever wake up to the fact that tney are being imposed upon they will put a stop to it. s R. C. SUPPER AT ; BRIDGEWATER The Red Cross Auxiliary of Bridge water, .gave a supper Saturday night and made a nice little sum to buy wool for the ladies to knit. There were only four members, but when the sup per was gotten up, seven new mem bers came in. And they also had the assistance of the ladies as well as the men. Everyone I. is always ready ; to contribute to the Red Cross, and if the weather had not been so unsettled, they would have had a-large". crowd. The menu was extra large. Ice cream cones, candy and - lemonade was sold. Miss Myrtle; Hemphill dressed as an Indian maid. told fortunes. It was a gay time. ' A MAKING WHEAT PALATABLE FOR FLOUR Raleigh, Sept. 21. Wheat contam inated with the smut , disease not only yields much less, but also is not very desirable as human food. There is a way to eliminate' this disease from the wheat by treating the seed before planting: The North Carolina Agri cultural Experiment. Station advo cates and urges the use of a Formalin solution of standard strength before the seed are planted, as a means of overcoming the disease. A good plan is to treat seed one day and plant the next. This is not ab solutely necessary, as the .seed will keep all right, if properly dried, but it is adovcated as a good measure. A practical method of treating the seed given by Mr. R. W. Freeman, District ; Agent of the Extension Service, is as follows: "Spread the seed wheat on , a tight floor and sprinkle with a so lution of Formalin - made by adding, one ounce (about two tablespoons) of Formalin to three gallons of water. It takes about one gallon. of this so lution to each bushel of wheat. It should be sprinkled on the wheat and the wheat stirred until every grain ia thoroughly wet. Then cover the grain with bags or sheets - that have - been saturated with a stronger solution of Formalin. After about eight hours remove the covers, spread the wheat out in a thin layer and dry rapidly. If allowed to remain wet longer than this the wheat will swell, and in that case allowance will have to be made in order . to get sufficient seed ' to th land. Don't bulk seed up -until thor oughly dry or loss will occur from heating and moulding. Your drug gist can secure Formalin for you if he does not have it in stock already. One pint is sufficient to treat fifty bushels of seed. This treatment is also effective in controlling oat smut." ANOTHER HOSTILE AIRPLANE RAID ON BRITISH TOWNS London, Sept. 25. Another hostile airplane raid oh London took place tonight. There were two attacks ap parently, for after a 40 minutes quiet interval anti-aircraft guns resumed firing in the London district.. -In the first attack, after brisk firing by the defensive guns, lasting only 10 minutes, the raiders were driven off without succeeding in reaching the city of London. Must Report to Examining Board Washington, Sept. 25. Provost Marshal-General , Crowder- in a statement today said a number of instances had been reported where men subject to call for the national army 'had enlist ed in the regular army, the national guard or other branches of the mili tary service, after their names had been posted calling them for examin ation. In all such instances the men are discharged and ordered to report to the national army examining boards at their own expense. c War Legally Began April 6, 1917 Washington, Sept. 25. April 6, -917, the date President Wilson signed the war resolution, is formally fixed as the legal date of the beginning of the war. with Germany in an opinion by the judge advocate general of th army made public today. Many army -j matters, relating to pay, allowances, claims for property lost in war - ser vice and the like, must be settled on the legal officer's ruling. One of the worst enemies of the government is the member of an ex emption board who plays favorites, either for a bribe or for friendship. If drafted men lose confidence in the fairness of the draft they are likely to lose their sense of personal respon sibility. ....... . NEWS FROM HOME When the evening shade is fallin' at the close-of the day, .1 -'. An' a feller rests from labor, smokin' at his pipe of clay. There's nothing does him so much good, be fortune up or down, v As the little country paper from his Old Home Town! It ain't a thing of. beauty and its print's not always clean, , But it straightens out his temper when a feller's feelin. mean; It takes the wrinkles off his face .an' brushes off the frown, That little country paper from his Old Home Town. It tells of all the parties and the belles from -Pumpkin Row, v 'Bout who spent Sunday with who's , girl, and how the crops'", grow, An' it keeps a feller r posted who's up ? and. who's down, ;" ' ' ?, That little country paper from bis Old Home Town. . ' Now, I like to read the daUes andr the ' story papers, too. And at times the yaller novels an' some other trashdon't you? But when I want" some other readin' that'll brush away a frown, I want that little paper from my Old Home Town. - " w The Denver Post, - . . Y V r it

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