The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, November 28, 1918, Image 6

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THE STANFORD WORLD YANKEE SOLDIERS IIIIIVEWARD BOUND FIRST AMERICAN ARMY UNITS TO COME HOME ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK 7,000 NOW ON WAY ACVOSS --- - Three Steamers Are Carrying Men From England. -Movement Will Con- tinue Steadily Until Great Britain Is Cleaned Up Washington, Nov. 25.- The first units of the American expedithwary Juan Beimonte, leading toreador forces to return from overseas are e x.! of Se% ilie and tile idol of the people, peeted to reach New York the -last of hIts !wined furl' Seardsh l:c 111111 /u'll 1 10 this week. General March, chief of ' i ' l \ iii the °W es. sthff, announced yesterday that 382 - JUAN BELMONTE officers. four nurses HMI 6.614 PIII/Meil men left Liverpool last Hipk MI the liners Minnekalida. Lapland anil Orca. The units, largely i•ir squadrons, have been training in Englund. General March announced that the vessels were expected to arrive in New York about the end of this month. The units on the Minnekalida are: Second aircraft, acceptanee part, 29 officers and 5.17 men; 220t11 'hero squadron, three aficers and 249 men; 219th aero squadron, three officers, 129 men; 2541h squadron, two officers, 258 men; 18th construction (Tine:any air service, six liffieers, 242 men : It con- structipn POIllpany. seven officers, 238 II14.11; 15th construction company, . five officers, 228 men; 92m1 nero squadron, 24 officers, 230 Men; 210th squadron, two officers, 251 men. 829th squadron, three °Myers, 90 men; 259th svoludron, three officers. 127 nomo; casual medical detachment, six officers. 18 wen. Total aboard. 99 offieers, On the Lapland. On the Laptand are these units nod casuals. First Hapelley-Page training section, 126 officers, 449 men; 69th photo- graphic section, one officer. 30 men; 70th photographic section, one Officer, 30 mon; list photographic section, one officer, 30 men; 72nd section, one offi- cer, 29 men; sailmakerue detachment, eneamfficer, 100 men 265th aero squad- ron, two officers, 119 men; 263rd squndron, tv'to officers. 125 Men; 251HI1 squadron, two officers. 126 men; 320th squadron, three officers. 123 men; 314th air squadron. two officers, 134 men ;318fh squadron. Iwo officers, 120 IIIP11; 350th squadron. three officers, 121 then; 812th squadron, three offi- cers, 123 MPH; air service, casunis, 44 officers; mixed casuals, 11 officers, one enlisted man; one former nurse; casuals, Rick and wounded, seven offi- cers, 14 men not requiring special at- tention; enlisted men attached to wounded oficers, six; nurses, three; casual medical attachment, five offi- cers, 12 men; total. 233 officers, 4 nurses. 1.719 other ranks. Aboard the Orca. On the steamer Orca which sailed from Liverpool for New York Novem- ber 23, are: 370th acre squadron, two officers, 127 men; 471st squadron, three officers, 141 men; 478111 squadron, six officers, 125 men; 4791h squadron, four officers, 125 men; 479th squadron, four officers, 140 men; 224th squadron, two officers, 225 men; 260th squndron, two °floors, 124 men; 261st squadron, three ofifcers, 114 men. 606th air squadron. two officers, 41 nom; 523rd squadron, three officers, 99 men: 831st snia•id- ron, three officers. 100 men. 836th squadron, four officers. 109 nien; 85tit squadron, four officers. 125 IIPM, 31:d construction company, air service, four officers, 125 men; 3rd construction vompany, air service, four officers, 235 men; casuals, five medical department, four officers, 12 men. Total 50 offi- cers, 1,874 men. The Minnekahdn and Lapland left Liverpool last Friday and the Ores sailed on Saturday. To Continue Movement Steadily. This announcement means that the movement of the American troops now in England, the majority of whom are In air service detachments, will con- tinue .steadily until all of them. some 20,000, have returned to this country. There are no regiments or other units of line troops in Great Britain. The fIrSt movement of the larger Innis. such as brigades and divisions. will come front French ports, It is as- sumed, as the British cross channel service 'undoubtedly is completely oc- cupied with the transportation of re- turning forces. To Use Big Liners. Secretary Baker said the Great Brit- ish liners Mauretania. Olympic and Aquitania have been in the American transport service for a year, and that the Mauretania still is so engaged. Will Sink German Ships. London, Nov. •26. -After an inspec- tion of the German battleships and cruisers held by the entente and final eettlement of their ownership by the peace conference, all the vessels prob- ably will be sunk, as apparently there Is no disposition on the part of the entotte to risk the controversies which would be likely in ease of on atetmpled division of them. Entente naval 'experts will inspect ‘he Gerinnii craft carefully to learn whether they contniti features un- known to the entente. PERSHING FOR PRESIDENT MOVE IS BEGUN IN PHIO \Pershing Republican League\ Incor- poration Is Headed by Former Senator Dick Columbus. O.. Nov. 26..---A.catimalgn for the election ;if John J. Pershing, eominalitier in chief if the American PNpeolltionary forces In France. to the presidency in 1910 was - 'formally latnielsed iii Ohio yesterday by an ap- plicittfen to the secretary a state for ine,irporatIon of - The Pershing Re- publican league.\ 'Former Statc , Senator Charles Dick, Akron, and II 'oilier prominent persons of Akrain anal Sinn- iiiitta)mity are stent.fts for the move- ment. Mr. Dick': Halle' IIIP list of the 15 mcli WIln signed the articles of ineorporetion ohich were preseitted tii the secretary of state. -^ Armenians Want Independence. Paris, Nov. 211.---RepresentatiVPS of the Armenian' settlements in Egypt arid the Sudan, at a meeting in Cairo, aecording to II dispatch to the Temps from Cairo, adopted IIIIHtilmonsly a resolution addressed to (lie all powers and President Wilson deidar- Mg the Armenian nation tins been the victim oaf might used by barbarians . . It is added that the Arinothun nation Habits its right of independence and severeignty over all of Armenia, and rememsts the hinnediate rerognitIon of mm proeisional government. Peace Preliminaries Start January 1. Purls, Nov. 25. -The preliminaries io the peace negotiations will begin Ithout January 1, the - Echo de Paris declares, and the protocol will be sign- ed about the end of February. LATEST MARKET REPORTS. Chicago Livestock. Chicago. Nov. Y6. -Hoge' Receipts 22,• 000. Market mostly 15025c higher; dos - Mg was dull; butchers. 217.85018.40; light. 217018.10; packing, 217018.10; throwouts. $16016.50; pigs, good to choice, 114.50615.50. Cattle: Receipts 42.000. Choice, prime, native and best westerns, steady; others slow, unevenly lower, many showing 250 50c break; butcher cattle and stockers and feeders. mostly 25c lower. Beef cat- tle good, choice and prime. $15254119.75; common and medium. 19.50015.25; butch- er stock, cows and heifers, 16.25014; canners and cutters, 25.5006.25; stockers and feeders, good, choice and fancy. $10.25 013; inferior, common and medium. $7.25 017.25; western range beef steers. 214.500 18: cows and heifers, 184112.75. Sheep: Receipts 54.000. Market 25c lower. Some ewes about steady; lambs, choice and prime, $15.354115.60; medium and good. $14 25015.35; culls, 0.75012.60: I ewes, choice and prime. 3009.25; medi- um and good, .$809; culls. $3.25416.50. St. Paul Livestock. St. Paul. Nov. 26.-Ilogs, Recende 16,- 000. Market 10017c higher; range, $16 017.20: bulk. 217.15017.20. Cattle: Receipts 14.601). Killer.. 23c lower; steers, 15016.25; cows and heifers. $4010; veal calves steady. $50 16; stock- ers and feeders, weak and .16c lower. $5.25 013. Sheep: Receipts 4,500. Market steady. Lambs. 210014 75, wethers. 270 10.50; ewes. $3 0 8 50. Omaha LivesZock. Omaha. Nov. 20. -hugs: Receipts 11.- 000. Market steady to 10c higher. Heavy, 216.75017.75; mixed. $; light. 217.25:017.85; pigs, $10015; hulk. 517.300 17.65. Cattle: Reeeipts terra. Market . steady to stronger. Native steers. $11.504t 18.50; cows and heifers, 36%112; western steers. I $9.50016.50; Texas steers. $5.501111.75; ! range cows end heifers. 25.7Y., 10.75; can- , n('rs. 3150017,71): stoekers and feeders. Saie 13: $7.501i 1:1 :0. 13.50; sill: lox s. : 511 , WYP etaao-- Sheep. Receipts 15.000. Market active and steady; culls. $1.507: wcthers. $90 10: ewes. 2. , •.; 9; lambs, 112 , 0 15; feeder $101)14; yearlings. 3101 - ; Minneapolis Grain. MinneapoPei, Nov. 26. -Wheat: Reeripts 557 cars. compared with 608 cars a year ago. Cash: No. 1 northern. old, 12.23. Oats: NM1. 3 white. 674'06554c. 1 , Flax: $3.6303.65 1 h. Flour: Market unchanged. Shipments 31,433 barrels. Barley: 86095c. Rye: No. 2, $1.6001.60 1 / 2 . Measure Would Control Wireless. Washington. Nov. 25. -Permanent government eontrol of all radio com- munication, threugh the acquIsIlion of all shore wireless stations in the Unit- ed States used for commercial pur- poses is planned by the ndministrth (ion in a bill now before congress. Represeetative Alexander, chairnian ,of the house merchant marine com- tuittee, who introduced the measure In the house, announced that hearings on the bill will begin before his coue inittee December 12. GERMAN HIGH SEAS FLEET SHIMMERS ONE GERMAN LIGHT CRUISER HITS MINE AND GOES TO THE BOTTOM 81 SUBS ARE tURRENDERED Revolutionary Spirit of Teut Sailors Is Readily Noticeable. -Captive War- ships Will Be Located in Orkney Islands Harwich. Nov. 25. -In the preseni•e tit Sir, Erie Geddes, first Ipril of tlw admiralty. 28 more German U-boats surrendered yesterclay, making the to- tal number of submarines turned over by the Germans 87. This was the most imposing flotilla to haul down the German flag thus far. It imitated several very large submarines and four of the cruiser type, one being nearly 350 feet in length. The cruiser submarine Deutschland U-153 was among them. She carried two American officers who had been rescued from the American finny ear- th/ Vileolitierago. torpedoed on September 30 last. The officers were taken to Kiel by the 1)eutschland which . was returning (rutin it three -months' cruise in A1111'110111 Waters, and were landed at Harwich. Another surrendered boat was the U-139 which hail just returned to a Germait port after a 64 -day cruise, conotialided by Lieutenant Commander Arnatilil de la Perriere. who In 19111 WIIN awarded the order Pour Le Merite for sinking 126 vessels. 'rite U-139, however, was brought in by a first whao explained that Perriere was too sad to 111141ertaki. the duty. When the German' arrived it was noileeable that the revolutionary/ ele- ment was decidedly present. Some of the officers had removed the Prussian eagles from their caps and replaced them with a sort of real badge that recognizes the authority of the sailors' mid soldiers' council. London, Nov. 23. -The German fleet, which surrendered to the Brit- ish Thursday, It has become known, consisted of nine battleships, five bat- tle cruisers, seven Haat cruisers and fifty destroyers. One German tight cruiser, while on Its way across the North sea with the other ships of the German high seas fleet to surrender to the allies, struck a mine. The warship was badly dam- aged and sunk. The surrendeird German fleet has been taken to Me Scapa Flow. The Scapa Flow is in the middle of the Orkney islands. off the northeast coast of Scotland. It is a small Inland sea, with an area of 50 square mile!. It contains many small islands and has numerous good harbors and road- steads. There is good anchorage in the Senpa Flow for a great number of large vessels. Before the war it was the headquarters of the British home fleet during the naval training sea- son. The British grand fleet and - five American battleships and three French warships, in two long columns, escort- ed the 71 German vessels to their an- chorage. GRAND JURY STARTS PROBE INTO MOONEY PROSECUTION Densmore Report Charges Irregularl• ties on Part of District Attor. ney Fickert San Francisco, Nov. 25. ---The San Francisco county grand jury begun a searching Inquiry today into the al- leged irregular conditions pertaining to the administration of justice by the office 'of District Attorney Chas M. Fickert. as made public by John B. Densmore, director general of the fed- eral employment bureau, In a volumin- ous report addressed to Secretary of Labor William 'B. Wilson. Densmore has been saibpoenned by Ilav grand jury. Densmore's report, altholigh pub- lished here fully. has wit ot been officially given out by S;-(-1 - ; , ttry Wil- son. It details at grea't teic.:01 con- versations that were allegi•il to have been lucid betv,•ecti the alisirIct attor- ney, his assistants, arid vntions other persons who were interested in the outerune of certain criminal cases. The conversations, the report asserted, were recorded by means of tapped wires in ticked's office and the Se- cret instaillation of a voice recording instrument. Some of the conversations, the re- port said, concerned the Mooney ease. AUSTRIANS TURN BANDITS. Pairis. Nov. 25.-A million deserters front the Austrian armies. organized In large and moil bodies mural calling I hemselves lrimen giimm riha. SIn. establish - NI in 40 or more ramps in the forests of almost every part of switheamftern Europe, aceording to William G. Rose, agent of the Slovene .government in Lalbach, the new capital of Slovakia, and of the Polish provisional govern - anent In Austrian Silesia. Mr. Rose, who Is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, now is In Pads. AMERICAN PEACE DELEGATES HAVE NOT YET BEEN CHOSEN Detailed Program Will Be Outlined for Guidance of United States epresentati yes Washington. Nov. 25. --With Presi- Ran NVIlson expected to sail for Frame within less than two weeks, so far as can be gathered, the personnel of the American commission which is to rep- resent this country at the peace con- ference is not complete, even as to its prhicipak.• This is believed to be the exploitation of the delay in mak- ing announcement of (Ile names of the eommissloners, which the recent White House statement said would be made i \presently.\ Meanwhile attention is being given Ito die seleetion of the secretaries and ' attaches of the American mission, anti to the collection of lite large quantity of historical and legal data that will be required, 'The American commissioners, In ad - I ilition, will have the benefit of exceed- , ingly detailed and definit Instructions Olt every conceivable point. These in- ! etructions are believed to be in prepa- ration now by state department offl- dais. AMERICAN CASUALTIES TOTAL 236,117 WHEN WAR STOPPED Number of Soldiers Killed and Fa- tally Wounded is Placed at 36,154 IVasiiington. Nov. 25. -Total Amerim can casualties to November 41 when hostilities: ceased, were 236,117, Gen- eral March, chief of staff. announces. This Includes. he says, killed and died of wounds. died of disease, unclas,s1- fled deaths, wounded, prisoners and missing. Casualties sustained by the Ameri- cans are tnbulated by General March as follows: Killed and died of wounds, 36,154. Died of disease. 14,811, • Deaths unclassified, 2.204. Wounded. 179,625. Prisoners, 2,163. Missing, 1,100. Total, =117. War Work Fund Oversubscribed. New York, Nov. 26. -Total subscrit, (ions to the United war work cam- paign were $203,179,038, or $32,070,038 In excess of the amount originally ask- ed by the seven war relief organiza- tions for their work during demobili- zation of the army and navy, according to an announcetuent by the Metional campaign committee. This is the /arg- est sum ever raised as an outright gift in the history of the world. MONTANA CASUALTIES, Killed In ActIOn. Pvt. Geo. W. Nis, Billings. Pvt. Ancel EL Fessett, Lianas. Pvt. Hillis W. Pennoyer, Hamilton. Pvt. Harley G. Robinson, Gold Creek. Pvt. Ralph Demisseaux, Hamilton, Sgt. Arkyrich Kouvaras, Victor. Pvt, Victor H. Freyier, Helena. Pvt. Clad L. Furstenau, Great Falls, Pvt. Earl L. Cherry, Sidney. Pvt. Harvey R. Cole, Mandlow. Pvt. Ingebret I. Lindland, Halsecock. Pvt. Mike Preputln, Lonia. Died From Wounds. Pvt. Wallace N. Harvey, Chester, Pvt. L. B. Gerhold, Homestead, Corp. Carl Persson, Ingomar. Pvt. Glenn S. Heaton, 'limey. Pvt. Ole 0. Midtgaard, Havre, Pvt. Oeo. P. Murray, Great Falls. Pvt. Arthur E. Beebe, Big Sandy. Pvt, End! Perry, Ferry. Pvt. Thos. C. Ryan. Great Falls. Died of Disease. Sgt. Harry V. Brolin. Anaconda, Pvt. Peter It. McLaren. 'Avon. Pvt. Peyton C. Randolph, Sumatra. Pvt. Lem T. McCain, Llamas. Pvt. Henry Miller, Baylon. Pvt. Austin M. Suminermill, Secthey. Wounded Severely. Pvt. Leben Wood, Baker. Pvt. Rny C. Botsford, Great Falls, Pvt. Clifford Davidson, Miles City. Pvt. Emanuel Graf, Crornrock. Pvt. John I'. Griffiths, Butte, Pvt. Adel E. Reitan, Valleytown Pvt. Crate Wilbanks, Butte. s Mechanic Yin Special°, Bear Creek, Pvt. John M. Benoit, Fairview. Pvt. Henry K. Srubert. Brockway. Missing in Action. Pvt. Ins. S. Sutherland, Wihaux. Pvt. Percy Bell, Fishtail. Slightly Wounded, Pvt. Charles C. Ellis, Big Sandy. Pvt. Geo, E. Peterson, .Toplin. Pvt. Wm. F. Bowen, Bozeman. Pvt. Robt. C. Ray, Washes!, Pvt. Victor D. Williams, Billings. Wounded -Degree Undetermined. Pvt. Andrew Miller, Sidney. Pvt, Ernest F. Huffman, Bozeman Sgt. Dennis Lowney, Butte. I, Sick in Hospital. Pvt. Leon F'. Johnson, Ryegate. Returned to Duty. Pvt. Frederick L. Jung°, Rosebud. BAKERS ARE REQUESTED TO USE UP SUBSTITUTES New York, Nov. 25.-Tn an appeal to bakera of the country utiging thein io use substitutes whieh they have. on hand, Instead of selling them to the government, was ninde here by George A. Zabriskie, head of the distribution department of the United States food administration. The request was bas- ed, he stated, on the present shipping congestion and the need of increased transportation facilities in order to rush relief to European countries. ,, FREDERICK OEDERLIN A.\ 3> 333E,ata3c33a:3> Frederick Oeilerlin, charge d'affaires tad interim of the Swiss legation in Washington, who transitiitted (ler- ninny's notes to the president of the United States. Othierlin is only 38 years of age, and until a short time ago was commercial adviser to Hans Sulzer, minister from Switzerland. WORLD NEWS IN CONDENSED FORM The greatest shipment of mail from American soldiers In FrilfleC ever re- CelVell, IM less than 4,500.000 letters, came into New York last week on the French liner Rochambeatt. These let- ters \to the folks back home\ were immediately putt on trains eolith; to all earts of the United States. * Missing packages containing approx- imately $31,4100 in gold bullion, which were shipped from Anchorage, Alaska, on the steamer AtIndral Watson have been found at Valdez. Alaska, ,where they were put ashore by mistake. The gold was shipped by Anchorage miners to a Seattle bank, and was missed when the Watson unloaded at Seattle. * Herbert C. Hoover. the Atnerican food administrator, anti Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the shipping board, have arrived in London. They were met by representatives of the British food and shipping departments. Mr. Hoover and Mr. Hurley will spend a week in London, after. which they_ will go to Paris. tr Sr Dispatches reaching the state de- partment front Stockholm say a Het- singfors newspaper prints an account of a terrific Bolsheriki massacre at Petrograd. Five hundred former of- ficers were reported marked for tour - der, and foreigners returning from the interior of Russia were said to be in grave danger. Sr tr The steatner Cainpanla, once queen of the seas, has sunk in the Firth of Forth, ,Scotland, during a gale. All on board the vessel were saved. The Campania broke from her moorings during the gale and collided with a battleship. An imposing array of counsel, head- ed by Elihu Root, has been retained by the National Association of Own- ers of Railroad Securities to represent It in negotiations with the government looking toward the return of the na- tion's railroads to private ownership. * Italy has embarked on a definite reconstruction program, and nearly three and a half billion pre has been appropriated to carry it out, said an offictal dispatch from Rome, received in Washington. Measures have been adopted to permit all war factories to resume peace production immediately. it '1? A. Mitchell Palmer, 'alien property custodian, says in a statement Just is- sued that the signing of the armistice does not change his ftmctions or effect his politics In any way. \The United States and Germany,\ said Mr. Pal- mer, \are still at war, and Eke trading with the enemy act is still in force.\ * 41 According to Berlin advIces, enor- mous stores of foodstuffs were fount] In the castle of the former- German emperor In Berlin. A member of the soldier's and workmen's council is au- thority for the statement that there was a reat variety of foodstuffs found, the value of which normally would be several hundred thousand itr America's naval strength will be about twice as great by 1920 as it was In 1017, the year the United States entered the world vOar, it was brought out before the house naval committee In considering the 1920 natall appropri- ation bill. The total number of all ships will be about 800, as compared with 300 In 1917. * 41 The Chicago city council has adopted a resotution inviting Marshal Foch and General Petaln to visit Chicago, if they decide to come to this country after the signing of peace. • * Among the German submarines .sur- rendered at Harwich lust week wns one that had operated off the Amen. can coast. According to the ktatement of the sub -lieutenant In command, this subannrine Mink 120,000 tons of American shipping. She Is a big, pow- erful boat and carded 42 mines and 22 torpedoes. NOT ENOUGH FUNDS TO PAY HAIL LOSS LESS THAN 50 PER CENT OF STATE HAIL CLAIMS CAN BE PAID NEWS OF THE 'CAPITAL CITY Attorney General's Office PreParinc for Prosecution of Violators of Prohibition Laws After January First lieleria.-Owing to the widespread destruction ef crops In Montana thiu season by hail, the fends collect cu from the hism•ed farmers under thc state mutual hail insurance law will 50011 be bankrupted, and the -Insured formers will be paid less Rein 50 pet cent of their claims. • The hail insurance board has passed on claims presented, and ordered pay- ments pro rata to he made as far a - the money will go. Already 40 per cehi of the total of each claim has beea paid, a sum approximating $325,001 having been distributed. Another sill or seven per cent dividend will la paid In a short time and then tit, funds will be exhausted, leaving till paid over 50 per vent of the chtinis totaling probably $400,(X)0. There is no way to nieet this defleo since the law provides for no reser“ fund from year to year, and the II cents un acre collected from eact farmer this year as a premitnn hem gone only as far as stated on the $11 an acre liability ender lite law. Last year a 40 cents an acre premium mei all losses and administration costs. Probably this year is one of maxi- mum losses, um! hence the deficit. Pius slimly there will 1nm legislation to itit prove tile law at the coining legislat t I ve sessiun. * * * Getting Ready for Dry Days. Attorney General Ford's office al- ready Is making preparations to assist tile county attorneys of the Mate it maintaining the prohibition law it Montana after V goes Into effect. Tin law becomes effective January 1, 1919 For some time Assistant Attorno General Woody has been engaged ii compilin,g the prohibition Inws of tie state, together with citations from de cisions throughout the - United State: upon all of their sectiona. The Mon tuna law has been copied after the prohibition statutes of other states. The courts of t1W - lif1i - 01 - • Mat - ea - havr construed In their jurisdictions nearly if not all the provisions of their lawm which served as models for the Mon tuna statutes. These construction' probably will - be held to be good ir this state, hence the value of ;ttinR them together for prospective p secw Cons. Mr. Woody's compilation will be printed and copies distributed to the county attorneys of the state, for their use In an official capacity. It is prob- able, judging from experience in othet prohibition states, that the authorities will have a period of labor to prosecute violators of the statute who will try to pry the Ild off, and the work Mr. Woody is doing will put the proesecn- tors In position to handle offenders from the Jumpoff. * * * Building Restrictions Off. All restrictions have been der/tared off in respect to non -war construction In Montana, and any kind of building now may he done without reference to the federal government. Secretary C. D. Greenfield of the state council of defense has received word from Wash- ington to that effect. The non -war construction section of the war industries board sent the tele- gram. During the war all construc- tion work had to be authorized by the government through this board. A short time ago the government set aside restrittiona on highway and bridge building, and this releases all enterprises from embargo. It is very likely a building !Kenn will set in within a short thne, though the open- ing of winter will of course have a tendency to restrain construction work temporarily. * * Winter Grain in Good Shape. Winter grnin in all sections of Mon- tana Is in fine shape, but time acreage In the central and northern counties. due to the drouth conditions of last summer, Is below last fall, while there Is a big increase in the amount sown In western Montana and the Yellow- stone valley, according to reports that have been made to Charles D. Green- field, secretary of agriculture and pub- licity. Reports as to the harvest show larg- er yields In nearly all districts than had been expected. There has been no shortage of farm labor. * * * Montana Is Fifth. Surgeon General Blue of the U. S. army has issued interesting statistics relative to social disease In the army. Ile intimates that the work of combat- ting such diseases will be enlarged after peace is settled. His statistics show that Montana ranks ins the fifth state for the least number of such (Ra- mses per 100 soldiers In the first mil- lion called. Oregon Wands at the head of the list with the fewest cases or smallest percentage, 0.59 in 100, while ['Indite has the highest percentage, 3.90. Montana's percentnge is 0.89. 1

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