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The Wallace Miner
_ . , _ „ Bntered at the Postofflce In Wallace, Idaho, as second class Mall Matter. Published Every Thursday by WALLACE PRINTING COMPANY Wallace Idaho. Elks Temple Building $06 Bank Street Editor A. J. DUNN Subscription price, perl annum.... 11.00 Foreign, Canada and all countriea in Postal Union, per annum. I.S0 Thursday, May 9, 1918. POSTPONE MEETING OF NORTH IDAHO NEWSPAPER MEN. At the risk of being charged with a lack of courtesy and hospitality, and In a measure rendering the people of Wallace subject to that charge, the Miner rises to suggest that the meet ing of the North Idaho Press associa tion, which is scheduled to be held in this city next month, be postponed un til the close of the war. Although this paper was nut represented at the meeting In Moscow when the associa tion was organized, It Is nevertheless in full sympathy with Its purposes and expects to become affiliated with the Under these circum organization, stances the Miner feels Justified In making the suggestion that the meet ing planned for this city be postponed, believing that the officers and mem bers of the association will coincide with Its view when the matter is brought to their attention. The newspaper men of Wallace and the Coeur d'Alene district and the peo pie generally will be glad to welcome north Idaho, the newspaper men of entertain them socially and make it possible for them to Inspect the great mines and mills of the district, and thus gain a personal knowledge of the great Industry that contributes so much directly and Indirectly to the prosperity of the people. In all parts of the state. But It Is the opinion of the Miner that this Is not the time for a gathering and entertainment of this kind, and this view It believes, will be concurred In by the newspaper frat ernity at home and those who would be our guests. We have Just passed through the third Liberty loan drive and are Just entering the second Red Cross drive. This will doubtless soon be followed by a drive for the Y. M. C. A. and K. C. war work. And while these are In progress the sale of thrift and war savings stamps must continue to be pushed with patriotic energy, us well as other war activities on a lesser scale, but of corresponding import ance. Summed up, this Is a time when the energy of all the people must be concentrated to the supreme purpose of winning the war. A meeting of the North Idaho Press association next month would not contribute to that end; on the contrary it would for a considerable time divert the attention of newspaper men from that work, as well as the attention of those upon whom would devolve their entertaln The money spent for railrond fare and hotel accomodations, and for banquet and other forms of entertain ment for the visitors, would serve a far more useful purpose If given to the Red Cross nr invested In war sav ings stamps, underestimate the value of the press association, but Its usefulness will re main negligible until the great battle for human "freedom, which includes the freedom of the press, has been won. Being published in the city to which the newspaper men have been Invited, the Miner had hoped that the sugges tion that the meeting be postponed until the close of the war would come from an outside source. ment. The Miner does not No such pro posal having been made, this paper has felt impelled to make the sugges tlon for no other than the patriotic It Is hoped that our position and views will be fully appreciated and approved by the news Wait till reasons given above. paper men of north Idaho, the war Is aver and the great victory Then can the newspaper men take up the work of the association free from the overshadowing influence of war, and the people of this city and district, victors In the great conflict and In the full enjoyment of peace and prosperity, free from the burdens of war, will give them a reception that will make every visitor glad that the meeting was postponed. won. THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MUST HAVE HUNDRED MILLION. . Preparations are being made for the second Red Cross drive which Is ex pected to raise $100,000,000, the same •mount that was raised In the first drive. That the amount will be quick ly subscribed does not admit of a doubt, for to think otherwise would be , to question the desire of the American people to do everything within their I power for the care and coinfort of our soldiers at home and abroad and on We might as well consider I depriving our soldiers of food, cloth the sen. ing, guns and ammunition as to con sider withholding from them care In The Red case of sickness or wounds. Cross is an essential branch of the army and navy service, and is recog nized as such by the government, but the government makes no approprla It Is therefore tlon for Its support, dependent upon the voluntary contri butions of the American people, and In this they have never failed. Idaho's share of the $100,000,000 to be raised is $300,000. drive the state raised $350,000, and the h mount allotted to Shoshone county was $50,000. of this county In the coming drive is not definitely known, but whatever ii is the amount will be forthcoming. Bn prepared to contribute liberally to this cause which is nearest the hearts o' Your boy, your father, In the former What will be expected the people, your brother or your dearest friend may be saved from death by the work See that the organ ization has ample funds which will in sure every soldier and sailor having the most careful attention In case of sickness or wounds. of the Red Cross. GOVERNOR ALEXANDER NOT TO BE CANDIDATE. The political atmosphere in Idaho, so far as the democratic party Is con cerned, has been somewhat clarified by the formal announcement by Gov ernor Alexander that he will not be a candidate for reelection this fall or for any other office within the gift of the people; that for the present at least his political career will end with the expiration of his present term, when he will again be "M. Alexander, plain American citizen of old." Con tinning he says: "The statement that 1 shall re 1 tire to private life is made with out any reservation and is not made for the purpose of changing my mind hereafter. I feel that my life labors politically have ended for the present at least and I shall not be a candidate for any office within the gift of the people at the coming election." With characteristic assurance, the governor'reviews his official record and of course finds much therein for He points to the fact that he was the only democrat elected when he first entered the state house and that the succeeding term self felicitation. all state otfiees with two or three ex ceptlons were filled by democrats, a situation for which he evidently takes credit, for he says "I am proud to say upon my second election the peo ple trusted not only myself, but gave us un entire state ticket with one or two exceptions." As a matter of fact, Governor Alexander was not elected either time through the expression of His first public confidence in him. election was due solely to the disor ganized condition of the republican party and the dissatisfaction of the people, both due to alleged irregular ities and outright thefts In the state house during the Haines administra tion. There was no evidence that Governor Haines was involved in any questionable transaction and it was through his personal efforts that the chief offenders were landed In prison. But the people were In a frame of mind that would not be reconciled to anything short of a change in the head of the administration, fortunate in being the opposition can didate at a time when the republican Alexander was! was foredoomed to defeat regardless of the personality of his opponent. His administration was a burlesque, but he seized the opportunity It gave him to build up a machine In the' democratic party which gave him the nomination two years ago. Again his lucky star came to his rescue and saved him from overwhelming repudi ation at the polls by a margin so slim that It probably could have been wiped out altogether by a recount in a few precincts. A tidal wave In the form of Woodrow Wilson and "he kept out of war" swept over Idaho along with practically every western state and gave us two more years of Alex ander. His record which he lauds with 111 concealed vanity and conceit in announcing his political exit has been u constant humiliation to the people of the state, and he retires not because he has had a surfeit of poli tical honors, but because he knows the people have had a surfeit of Al exander. .One kind of hypocrite is h« man who. after thanking the Lord lor his dinner, proceeds to find fault v 1th the cook. During the campaign he pointed out the strong ' nosslbilitv that we would become in | volved in the world war, our alarming | j unpreparedness, and condemned the I MUST BE NO IMMUNITY FROM CANDID CRITICISM. The speech of Charles E. Hughes before the Publishers' association In New York the other day, in which he defended the right to criticise the ad ministration, recalls the fact that Mr. Hughes himself, during the campaign, was severely criticized for what was termed his attacks upon the adminis even his critics tratlon, but which must now concede were proper and well founded criticisms. Inaction of the administration which : was jeopardizing the safety of the na-! „ . , . „ ion or po tica a van ge. e con demned the pre-election promise to j the "Big Four" railroad brotherhoods i as a direct deal for the delivery of de- j mocratlc votes, and in many other matters of less Importance he took the administration to task for playing politics at the expense of the general welfare. Events have more than vin dicated Mr. Hughes' attitude at that ! I I fore the publishers he gave consider- | able attention to the question of the j time. In the course of his speech be right to criticise the administration, | i and it is significant that his words uddressed to an organization made up of newspaper men were received with j frequent outbursts of approval. Hughes said In part: Mr. I : "We may reserve our partisan differences for other matters than the war—for policies aside from the conduct of the war. In this great crisis we bend our common strength to fight our common bat tle, and we speak, not as demo crats or as republicans, but as citizens whose only rivalry is their zeal to win. "Of course, it Is just as easy to be a partisan in assailing criti cism as in criticism Itself. The man who defends everything that is done by his party or his party leaders is Just as partisan as the man who assails everything that the opposing party does or plans. War demands fighting men, who see straight and shoot straight. It also demands fighting critics, who see struight and are honest and candid in criticism. It is a commonplace that a public officer learns more from his critics than he does from his admirers. He seldom learns from anyone but his critics. If we had to choose be tween partisanship with criticism and the absence of both partisan ship and criticism, I should un hesitatingly choose the former, for while the venomous shafts of partisan malice seldom hit the mark, the country can not afford to turn its destiny over to anyone who is guaranteed Immunity from candid criticism." 1 1 | i J. HAM'S LOQUACITY A DIRECT HELP TO THE HUN. Senator James Hamilton Lewis is reported to have stated in a recent public address that Germany would sue for peace and the war would cease by July of this year, ments are exasperating, mischievous, and if coming from the lips of almost any other man they would promptly create the belief that the speaker was irresponsible, boasts that he Is the spokesman of the president, and on the floor of the senate he is accorded that distinction by the democratic side, at least. News papers, men of affairs, men who have been on the front, have repeatedly cautioned against the emlttance or the acceptance of these Irrational utter ances, which have a decided tendency Such state But Senator Lewis j 1° create a relaxation on the part of i tbe Propagandists, translated, and spread j broadcast to subserve enemy ends. uninformed, and which are promptly seized upon by German It there Is no way to convince Senator Lewis of the advisability of maln j tabling a discreet tongue, certainly j President Wilson should take some 8te P s t0 rld himself of the implication that he is the of for Lewis' dangerous drivel. Few people believe that he is the source, but Lewis has rather sought the soft im peachment In order that he might bask In some sort of reflected White It is high time for a House glory. quietus to be put on this Lewis brand pacifism, and not the admonitory finger, but the penitential, pedagogic birch should bring the president's pupil to his senses. The last heard of Francis J. Heney, who came to Washington to "bust the trusts," the supreme court had refused to grunt him the right to paw over all the papers of the meat companies. Heney has subsided. It is remarked In Washington that Heney came In like a lion and went out like one of Bo-peep's lambs—leaving his tall be hind him. The country is too full of fulminate to have such a firebrand at large. TWO WON MEDALS FIRST DRIVE The Boy Scouts of Wallace sold jbonds aggregating $22,600 in the third Liberty loan drive. There was keen rlvalry between the memb,,rs of the two troops, and it was a singular co nt .|(j ence that the total amount sold by eac h troop was the same, $11,300. BOV SCOUTS SELL BONDS ELEVEN TO GET MEDALS AND WILL RECEIVE BAR8 FOR THIRD. Troop 1, however, led troop 2 in num ber ot bond8 8old - ,he former dl8 P° 8 - lag of 104 and the latter 86. Scout i<j xec . u ti V8 Percy Frazier expressed Kreat 8at i S f ac tion with the work of the boys not only In the sale of Liberty bonds, but In selling thrift and war savings stamps also. The record of ' sales for each scout is here «iven: Norman White .. Herbert Solum .. Harold Wallace . BenJamin Thomas Ralph Gundlach . Troop 1—C. H. Veazie, Scoutmaster. Bonds Amt. $ 1,000 Janies Gyde Carl Hagar II 200 1 1,150 6 650 650 5 940 11 1,100 12 400 Lawrence Bloom Eugene Moon John Featherstone Robert Dunn . 1 150 3 Lorentzen 500 3 1,000 11 700 4 Ernest Clizer .. Edwin Anderson Ralph Kain . .. 1,250 1,150 14 14 500 3 $11,300 Troop 2—C. y\. Craig, Scoutmaster. Bonds Amt. $ 500 1,450 .104 Total . . Lawrence Eddins Leslie Lieb . Wesley Lleb ... Kenneth Morrow Robert Cummins Paul Leuschel . . Norbert Murphy George Walker . John Fergolia James McCarthy |Lyle Besaw .... Clifford Hultner 10 400 1 1,050 10 COO 1,250 13 650 6 1,000 10 450 9 23 3,400 450 10n $11,300 Total 86 Medal Winner. The national government, in recog nition of the value of the work of the Boy Scouts, offered a medal of honor to every boy who sold ten or more I bonds, without regard to the amount. The government also awarded medals under the same terms in the first and second drives. In the second drive the scouts of Wallace did not part Id pate actively, but in the first drive ! medals were won by Leslie Lleb and Robert Dunn. These two scouts were I also among the winners in the third Liberty loan drive and each will re- ; ceive a bar from which the medal will The names of the . i be suspended, medal winners in the drive just closed, j together with the number of bonds sold by each, follow; James McCarthy, 23; Edwin Ander son, 14; Ernest Clizer, 14; Paul Leus chel, 13; Italph Gundlach, 12; James Gyde, 11; Benjamin Thomas, 11; Robert Dunn, 11; Leslie Lieb, 10; Ken neth Morrow, 10; George Walker, 10. VICTORY FOR UNIVERSITY. (Moscow Star-Mirror.) The decision of the state supreme court in the case of the board of ed ucation vs. State Auditor Van Du ; ; sen, is a victory for the university of Idaho and for right, the money which rightfully belongs to i the university Is to be given to It and that funds so badly needed for earry It means that Ing on the great work of education are to be used for that purpose. The de cision Is a direct rap at Clarence Van Dusen whose attitude In defying the • federal law has caused much adverse criticism. and members of the state board of i education and the educational institu tions of the state were uncalled for, his statement made therein were un founded and his general attitude hasi His attack on Dr. Bryan been wrong. The order that $80,000 which belongs to the university but lias been used for other purposes must be paid to the treasure^ of the board of regents and used to pay the expenses of the school. Every one but Van Dusen and his few supporters will toe delighted with the decision of the court which sets a precedent that will stand for all time In this much mooted question. CREEL AND UNPREPAREDNESS. (Philadelphia North American.) For of what Is It that we are to be proud? Of having demanded of em battled Germany "strict accountabil ity" while deliberately avoiding the most elementary preparations to exact It? Of having delivered a series of ul timatums which we had no intention or power to enforce? To have been prepared, says Mr. Creel, "would have given the lie to everything we believed in." Wouldn't It have given the lie to our demands that Germany stop mur dering our citizens? Or to our cham pionship to the rights of nations and the sacred principles of humanity? Or to our faith In the democracy which was won and preserved on bloody fields of battle? Surely false* senti ment was never more audaciously sup ported by false reasoning, But turn from the dead past to the living, threatening present, and Inquire what this sniveling pride In our un preparedness means. It means. If It means anything, that we are to be proud not only of having rejected the duty of making ready, but all the lamentable results of that policy. We are to be proud of soldiers shivering In winter camps overcoats; of military hospitals lack ing heat and sanitation and water supply; of American troops depend ent upon our hard pressed allies for artillery and machine guns and the |very uniforms they wear; of the fight ing Bons of the republic sent into the trenches without an American airplane to defend them from the marauding Hun; of seeing war worn Britain and burdened France battling against cruel odds because American aid Is meager and belated; of being lookers on at liberty's Armageddon, weight Is given to governmental errors end inefficiency, the all sufficient rea son for every one of these failures is that America entered the war unpre without For when full pared. " We bave every reason to beUeVe ''' said a German paper a few months ago, "that the menacing words, 'Too Late' will be the title of America's .help when it Is recorded in history.'' The boast la a vain one. America, The help of splendidly aroused at last, will not be too late to make sure the smashing of that hideous thing which has sprung at the throat of civiliza tion. But It will be too late to save this nation from the everlasting re proach of defaulted obligation; too late to reestablish freedom without sacrifices which no mind can measure and which might have been averted; too late to save the tens of thousands of gallant men who are perishing in France and Flanders today by reason of our belated coming. Because of these things America now will fight and endure with sterner resolve. God gives her reason and memory, will she be proud. But of them never, while INTERSTATE-CALLAHAN. Directors Will Meet on May 20 to Declare Dividend. According to Skillings Mining Re view, of Duluth, the directors of the Consolidated Interstate-Callahan Min ing company will meet In New' York May 20 for dividend action, board did not get together April 20, ow'lng to the imperative absence of some of the members, and It is quite The probable that a double quarterly divi jdend will be authorized at the forth coming meeting, payable about June It will be recalled that the corn 30. pany passed the first quarter dividend, or rather deferred would be a better way of putting it, until the company should know just what would be ex pected of it in the way of the new federal taxes. This has since been The stockholders may ascertained. reasonably expect a double dividend, !°r P* r 8hare - The re K ular quar tw, F dlv ' dend 18 50 cent8 P er sbare Interstate-Callahan will be in posl Uon to P ay J1 P er share June 30 with — Competition Between Troop* Brings Good Results. A contest between Troops 1 and 2 in the sale of thrift and war savings stamps closed last Saturday evening. The contest was won by Troop 2, but easo SCOUTS SELL 8TAMPS. line individual records were made by scouts In both troops and the total Is a Ill<>8t commendable showing for the Wallace boys. Harold Wallace made the high record in Troop 2, having sold $3597. In Troop 1, Bid win Ander son won the honors with $1262. Fol lowing is the result in detail: Harold Wallace $3,597.00 25.00 260.00 130.00 15.00 315.00 15.00 231.00 52.00 850.00 45.00 15.00 Laurence Eddln Kenneth Morrow Paul Leuschel Herbert Solum Ben Thomas ... ; Ralph Kane _ ; Robert Dunn .. Egll Lorentzen Ralph Gundlach Eugene Moon .. Wesley Leib of to i • of i ;WHY AMERICA FIGHTS GERMANY war ' a11 tre e Peoples must either sub mit to Germany's domination or else Total $6,812.50 "If democracy is conquered In this give up a part of their democracy In order to resist her. We must fight Germany in Europe with help, that we may not have to fight her^here In America without help." In a booklet entitled, "Why Amer ica Fights Germany," issued by the committee on public information to day, Prof. J. S. P. Tatlock, of Stan ford university, thus sets forth the fundamental reason for our partici pation in the war. He shows how Germany has drowned our citizens, sunk our ships, Intrigued against us, and outraged our sentiments of right and humanity by her unspeakable outrages In Belgium and France, founded as they are on deliberate principle and precept. He adds, "If we had not fought Oermany after her false and brutal conduct we should have been despised by all the world, Including the Germans." The publication may be obtained free by writing to the committee on public Information at 8 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C. statements. It was assumed that the 'official bulletin" would be more reliable than the dally press because the newspapers are in many Instances owned and ed ited by partisans, demonstrated, however, that the offl Experienoe has clal bulletin is also edited by a parti san, and one who is not restrained, as a private editor is, by the danger of loss of subscribers If he publishes mis if TO SMI HE HD HKD VUE OF US UTAH 8CHOOL OF MINES I8SUES BULLETIN FREE FOR THE A8KING. An interesting bulletin has Just been Issued by the University of Utah entitled "Mine Sampling and the Com mercial Value of Ores." The author is Robert S. Lewis, professor of min ing, who, in a letter traasmiting a copy of the bulletin to the Miner, says: "So many samples have been brought to the university and have proved to be of little or no value be cause they were not properly taken that the enclosed bulletin has been written In an attempt to explain the principles of sampling and estimat ing tonnage in a simple manner that can be understood by anyone who can read and write." The subjects discussed In the pub lication include "What Is a Mine?'' "What Is a prospect?" "Sampling," "Calculating Mineral Content and Tonnage," "Commercial Value of Ores," "Contract for Lead Ores," also for copper and zinc. Under sampling and calculating mineral content and tonnage, numerous illustrations are used and simplified forms of calcula tion presented, which contribute much toward making the publication of practical value. Prof. Lewis expresses the hope that the bulletin will obtain a wide circulation among prospectors and those who lack technical training in mining. The bulletin may be ob tained free of charge by addressing "Director State School of Mines, Salt Lake City, Utah." Scope of .the Work. The purpose of the 'bulletin is stat ed by Prof. Lewis In the following paragraph; "This bulletin has not been written for the practicing mining engineer. It is a primer by means of which those unacquainted with the business of mining can gain a knowl edge of the elementary principles In volved in estimating tonnage and val uing ore. Such questions as the weigh ing of end samples taken along one side of a block of ore, the proper rat ing to be given samples used more than once in making calculations, and more refined methods of sampling the true widths of bands of ore, have been purposely omitted. Figures given are sometimes compromises between two extremes, because a detail discussion of the points involved would require too much space and might confuse the reader. Nevertheless, the Information given should enable a prospector to take samples that are fairly represen tative of a deposit, instead of the usual grab samples, which are mis leading and therefore worse than none." BUNKER HILL 8MELTER. What Inspector Bell Says—Investi gates New Metal. While In Spokane the other day Robert N. Bell, state mine Inspector, made the following statement; "The smelter of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrat ing company at Kellogg, Idaho, has been tuned up in fine shape, making about 120 tons of refined lead bullion dally and as smoothly as an old and w'ell established plant, company Is finding a market for Its lead bullion output with the middle west oxidizing plants. This market is made possible by the purity of the product. "The Bunker Hill silver refinery Is doing almost perfect work and making a product that Is probably excelled by no other refinery In the country. "The labor situation seems to be the only handicap in Idaho, appear to be running shorthanded. New development is suffering In con sequence, all operations being confin ed largely to ore production. "I have been in the north end of the state in an investigation of a new discovery of mineral that Is in demand by the government, but am not prepared to make a statement at this time as to the results of my In quiry." It is The All mines TARBOX. Larga Body of Milling Ora Developed on 800 Level. J. P, Hall, mining engineer, return ed from the Tarbox, near Saltese, on Tuesday evening, where he had been engaged In making surveys on the 800 level. He expressed himself with considerable enthusiasm regarding the showing of ore on the property, and advanced the opinion that a mill would place the property on a profit earning basis. The big ore shoot on the 800 level has now been proved for 176 feet. It varies In width from 25 to 40 feet of good mill feed, the amount of lead showing an Increase over the zinc as compared with the showing on the upper levels. There Is also considerable copper. A sta tion Is now being cut preparatory to starting a winze from the 800, which will be sunk 200 feet following the ore. The company is also planning to raise from this level to the 600. Loud chortles arose from the British tank's crew, As the sturmpanzerkraftwagen Into view; They killed of its occupants all that were killable, Then ehot the machine in the 28th syllable. came —Exchange.