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on duty over-
iose in service
nd abroad are

10'S BIG COAL'MINE
FIRE BEYOND CONTROL

I U II IX Seven hundred nurses have been
assigned to the Federal Public Health
RVICE bureau or to the Red Cross service
R in the United States, and the remain-
ing 12,000 include those not available
or eligible for active service, but who
may be utilized for home defense
report work.

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ss The Red Cross has spent about
es $850,000 in equipping nurses assign-
nt ed to duty abroad. Approximately
ct. $1,500,000 of an appropriation of
re $1,719,357 has been expended in
LIf equipping 50 of these units and as-
sisted the Army Nurse corps in or-
ganizing two others for the army since
our entrance into the war.
For the navy it has organized or is
completing the organization of eight
base hospital and 17 naval station
hospital units. Each base hospital
unit has-500 beds and 60 nurses. Orig-
inally planned to cost about $25,000,
they now cost about $50,000.
In addition to its war service the
Red Cross department of nursing is
continuing its regular health work of
this country. It is supplying nurses
at points where contagious diseases
appear to be making headway, its
most recent activity along\this line
being its effort to combat thespread
of Spanish influenza.

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MILLIONS OF TONS DESTROYED
SINCE FIRE BROKE OUT
IN 1884
Apparently unconquerable, for more
than a generation, Perry county,
Ohio, has been the second of the big-
gest mine fires in the country. Ef-
forts on the part of the state and pri-
vate concerns to squelch this fire
have met with utter failure.
The fire is spreading and threatens
much of the soft coal region. It is
estimated that already it has destroy-
ed 14,000,000 tons of coal and doubt-
less it will consume many millions
more before it is checked or burns
itself out.
The reason for the failure of efforts
to extinguish the fire is that the coal
is so close to the surface of the earth
that it creates fissures through which
the air reaches the flames, making it
impossible to smother them.
Fire Started in 1884
When the fire first started-back
in 1184 when big strikes were gen-
eral all over the country and which
involved the miners-attempts were
made to put it out by sealing up all
openings of the mine, but this meth-
od seemed to have no effect. Water
was then pumped into the mine, but
the fire seemed to only burn the
fiercer.
Large walls of brick were then
constructed to impede the progress of
the flames, but these became red hot
and the fire went through them,
communicating to new areas. Fin-
ally, after every known fire-fighting
expedient had been resorted to with-
out avail, all hope of putting out the
underground conflagration was abon-
doned.
Fire Cain Be Seen
The fire zone now covers a region
of about five miles east and west and
about three and a half miles north
and south. From the openings in the
earth smoke floats out. At night from
these openings the hillsides and val-
leys are dotted with firelight, pre-
senting an unusual and somewhat un-
canny sight. And always there is
the haze of smoke hanging over the
landscape.
The quality of coal which exists
in this part of the state is of high
grade- .and burns- readily, .-which
makes the task of extinguishing the
fire all the more difficult. The coal
varies from veins of from 9 to 15 feet
in thickness and is from 10 to 100 feet
below the surface of the earth. As It
burns out the surface sinks.
ALASKA PREPARES
FOR COLD SEASON
Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 15.-Most
of Alaska is about to enter its long
half-light winter and semi-hibernation
when ice and snow lock almost every-
thing in their grip with a wintry
clamp.
Already, last steamboats making
connections for the outside world are
leaving the northern inland river
towns. In a short time, Alaska's big
inland summer water highway, the
Yukon river, will be sealed tight with
seven months' ice.
Throughout the country prepara-
tions for 'the winter are being made.
Supplies are being laid in, for prohibi-
tive freight rates prevail on the stage
lines which serve the country in the
winter.
Fairbanks, Nome, St. Michael, Ruby,
Eagle, Anchorage, Tanan, Nenana and
Fort Yukon are the largest points in
the section of Alaska locked by win-
ter. Seward, Cordova, Valdez, Juneau,
Skagway, Ketchikan, Wrangell and
other southern points are on open
water the year round. This year An-
chorage, for the first time, will be

in touch with the outside world by
railroad, the government line from
Seward having been completed a
short time ago.
MEXICO'S MONETARY SYSTEM
CHANGED TO GOLD STANDARD

CUT THIS OUT!
YOU'LL NEED IT AT
THE GAME TODAY
FIGHTING S. A. T. C.,
.(Up-to-date version, since the
signing of the armistice)
Words by A. 3. Levin and Oscar
Adel. Music by A. J. Gornetzky.
Attention! Every man in his
place!
Attention! Wipe that grin off
your face!
No room for college fun,
The work is not all done,
So follow the Hun,
The son-of-a-gun,
And watch him on the run!
Every man in line!
Michigan's feeling fine!
Catch up your step,
A little more pep,
And soon we'll be over the Rhine!
Chorus
Fighters are we, - -
S. A. T.. C. - -
It is the real old army game to-
day.
We must be true, -- -
Khaki or blue, - -
To those who licked the kaiser
in the fray.
Right through the thick, boys,
They were "The Victors Valiant"
Through shot and shell,-
And from Berlin
They've kicked that Dutch pig-
skin
All to Hel- (What did you
say?)
To Heligoland!
Interlude I
Rah,! Rah!. Fight 'em, Michigan!
Rah! Rah! Hurry up Uncle Sam!
Every man in line!
Michigan's feeling fine!
Catch your step,
A little more pep,
And soon we'll be over the Rhine!
Chorus:-Fighters are we,etc.

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MISCELLANEOUS

Mexico City, Nov. 15.-The mone-
tary system of Mexico is to be plac-
ed on a strictly gold basis. President
Carranza recently signed a decree
which will bring about this reform.
Business in Mexico has been greatly
handicapped for the last two weeks,
due to the scarcity of subsidiary
coins.
Silver has risen in value all over
the world in the past year. The half
peso pieces contained so much of the
metal that they becameyworth more
as bullion than as money, and great
amounts of these coins were exported.
The new decree provides for the
coinage of peso and half peso pieces
with less silver in them. This will
make their exportation profitless.

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