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The Wallace Miner
Entered at the Postodlce in Wallace, Idaho, as second class Mail Matter, ! I Editor Published Every Thursday by WALLACE PRINTING COMPANY i Elks Temple Building 6 0 6 Bank Street Wallace, Idaho a. J. DUNN I *■50 Subscription price, per annum... .$2.00 Foreign, Canada and all countriea in Postal Union, per annum. Thursday, February 20, 1919. S > ATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS FOR IDAHO ROADS. The meeting of the good ruads as sociation In this city to confer with officers of the Yellow stone trail calls attention to the elaborate pluns of rrud construction and improvements In Idaho during the coining three years, the importance of which comparative ly few people realize. During that period there will be in round figures *6,000,000 available to Idaho from the federal government for the construc tion of good roads, provided this state puts up a corresponding amount. This is in addition to allotments amounting This t.) $900,000 for the present year, means that the state of Idaho must appropriate around $4,000,000 for tile coming two years. The exuct amount for tile present year is $1,700,000, but the federal allotments will be increas ed 60 per cent after tills year and In older to secure the government aid, the state must increase its allotment In the same ratio. As the state has reached the legal limit of bonded In debtedness, there is only one way open to provide this good roads fund, and that is by direct taxation. The usuul arguments in opposition to increased taxes have no weight in this ease, and it is not likely that any opposition will be heard to the proposal. The tax will not prove burdensome to any extent, and when the vast benefit to the state that will come through the expendiure of this large amount in the construction of good roads Is con sidered, the tax itself is a mere trifle by comparison. The road building program Includes practically every county in the state, so that the benefit. from the roads will be quite us gen erally distributed us the tax itself. But in any event, the proposition that is now up to the people of the state simply means that the federal govern ment Is ready to render liberal aid to road construction in Idaho, but In order to get it the state must come through with an equul amount. , In addition to the great benefit to be derived by the state through a system of good roads, the expenditure of this large sum is most desirable at tills time of industrial depression ■when the question of providing labic for returning soldiers, as well as for thousands of other wage earners, is a problem daily becoming more press ing for solution. Under these circum stances there can be no doubt that the people will cordially support the good roads plan and cheerfully pay the tax necessary for its success. ALIEN LABOR AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Idaho has a law that forbids the employment of aliens within the state. The law wps passed several years ago as a means of protecting American wage earners from the com petition of those who had no love for our country and who came here for no other purpose than to secure its benefits without assuming the respon sibilities of citizenship, and having ac cumulated what would be a fortune in the old country, return to native land to enjoy it. Not much atten tion was given to the enforcement of this law, for alien labor has never been a menace to the working classes in Idaho except in a few Isolated cases. But the war has thrown a new light on the alien labor question, showing it to be a menace to our government in a manner not contemplated by the law. Most of these aliens not only refused to enter the military service, but proved to be in active sympathy with our enemies and were busily engaged in pro-Germnn propaganda. And this was true of many foreigners who had taken out their first papers, preferring to surrender these rather than fight for the country to which they had voluntarily proffered their allegiance. Under these circumstances j the enforcement of the alien labor law has become an absolute necessity, not merely as a protection to American , workmen against foreign labor, but to | protect the government the vicious propaganda that itself against would j substitute bolshevism for the most ^beneficient rule the world has ever known. But hardly had we been brought to a realization of this alien menace I and while steps are being taken to free the country from the danger, we i I find that the international labor coun cil In Paris, an adjunct of the presl dent's league of nations, is preparing a provision to be emodied In that world-embracing pact under which alien laborers will be guaranteed the rights and protection accorded sub same to citizens in all the countries scribing to the league, this scheme based upon international Thus under brotherhood, the bolshevist propa gandist will be welcome to our shores, and the seeds of discord and disloyalty sown in defiance of state and national laws. NOW WHAT WILL WOODROW DO TO WOOD? Having been denied the recognition to which his rank, ability and wide experience entitled him, and having been kept In comparative obscurity during the greut war, General Leon ard Wood appears to Invite rather than avoid further action designed to humiliate him at the hands of the administration. In his splendid eul ogy of Colonel Roosevelt, delivered ut Kansas City*, he described the char acteristics of the great American in language that necessarily suggested comparison with another distinguish ed American. In the course of his ad dress, which was enthusiastically ap plauded by over fifteen thousand list eners, General Wood said: "He detested sham and want of candor. He had little patience witli those adroit in the use of words and skilled in the building of phrases, but lacking concrete courage to meet issues when na-, tlonal honor and civilization de manded action. He hud the fac ulty of drawing a line between w-isdom and folly. "Knowing that war always had existed, he believed in preparing against It. He realized that it was a false humanity not to give the men who are to fight our bat tles a sporting chance. "He held the confidence of all factions and was equally at ease In the Sarbonne, or addressing a group of men in a mining town. "He did more than any other president to make the world real ize what the United States stands for and what a republican form of government means. His broad vision, wide knowledge and sound judgment' were never more needed than today. "It w-as impossible for him to be neutral in the face of w-rong. He believed in a free press and free speech and understood that a democracy resenting criticism, smothering the press and hamper ing publicity, is a democracy In danger, If not a democracy dying. "Along the fighting line in France and Flanders, there were more inquiries concerning Colonel Roosevelt's opinion and probable line of action than concerning all other Americans combined. "He never believed nor for a moment tolerated the idea that we should enter into any league which would deprive us of the right of free action within our own sphere of influence, or put us In a position of unprepared ness to do what we believed to be right, or in a condition which would render us unable to defend ■our own interests in ease of need. "He believed in avoiding en tangling alliances, but realized that America must play her part when civilization and the rights of mankind were in danger. In Theodore Roosevelt's opinion no man who refuses service to the limit of his ability, whether in war or peace, is fit to be a citizen. "Theodore Roosevelt was the most inspiring and hence the most dominant figure in Ameri can life since Abraham Lincoln. "Wle must pick up the torch where he dropped It and carry It on. This is vital to our country and to mankind." COLONEL HOUSE SITS IN SU PREME COUNCIL. When President Wilson found it necessary to return home, it would naturally have been supposed that Secretary of State Igtnsing would oc cupy his seat in the supreme peace council during his absence. The of- I tidal position of Mr. Lansing places him in the same rank with Lloyd George, Clemenceau and Orlando and I he was certainly entitled to be desig nated as the representative of the ! president during the latter's absence, As a matter of propriety, the president of course should have, remained in j Washington and sent Secretary Lans-jhead j ; n g at the head of a delegation of representative Americans to represent this country in the peace negotiations, , Rut having ignored all precedent as | well ns public sentiment in attending tl,e Peace conference in person, the j president should have at least recog nized hds own secretary of state by designating him to occupy the pluce of honor which he has vacated for a ; few days. But the president is apparently not msposed to share the glory of shap- i ing the work of this world conference with his associates, with the exception of that mysterious gentlemen from Texas, to whom Colonel Harvey's Weekly refers as "Colonel Edward Makepeace House, our whispering super-ambassador, now gravely en I Kaged in Paris w ith his brother-in-law y,ul son-in-law, in fixing ethical boundaries of cannibal islands.'' This personage, whose hypnotic influence with the president may be likened to that of Rasputin with the czar, with out official designation, unknown to his countrymen except as the demo cratic boss of the state of Texas and the largest contributor to the Wilson campaign fund, was selected by the ptesident to occupy his chair in the supreme peace council of nations. This evident design to make the In fluence of Colonel House felt in the peace conference will be viewed with delight in Germany, even If it is view ed with distrust and even disgust in his own country. How the Germans feel toward Colonel House vealed a few weeks ago when a report crossed the Rhine that the colonel was dead. The news greatly affected Count von Bernstorff, former German ambassador to the United States, who was sojourning at Geneva, and who paid tlie following touching tribute to j was re the supposed deceased colonel, as pub- i fished in the Berlin Tageblatt: 'INo more honest pacifist ever existed}" said Count von Bern storff. "He was just the man to 1 fight for Wilson's peace program. He hated war because he consid ered it contrary to hurngn ideals. He considered the war profiteers a most despicable lot, and never bought any munition stocks. "He told me repeatedly he had just as energetically protested in London against the British block ade as the U-boat couldn't believe | i war, and either method The re - would lead to a decision, suit i j i would he nameless hatred neutralizing all efforts for I, as a German, must admit that j /House was quite correct in much he said in thiis respect. "Tile war psychosis many honest people's but I can't believe that looked at the peace problem from a different point of view previous ly. lie was too matter-of-fact, too passionless. We may, there fore, assume that he stood for peace, justice and an international league till the last moment. peace. spoiled judgi nent, House "The supreme cause of concilia tion among nations loses in House Its stanchest champion. I deeply deplore that I did not see this dear friend once more, and that he did not live to see the perfec tion of his grand Ideas." At this critical period in his career, Colonel House no rather eiVibarrassing t< read his own obituary. doubt .finds ... be forced toi it cables, we have it that President Wil- ] might depend upon this kind of de- | i | sweet altruism and everybody would i trust everybody, but we have a slight | suspicion that there are some nations | I StlBMARINES NEEDED TO DE FEND COAST LINE. From administration controlled son has expressed himself as favor- ! ing the destruction of all submarines I agreement and the framing of an among all nations making it binding not to build any more. Beautiful! No doubt the president Is sincere in his ideal to have this monster of the sea done away with but—if the United States should comply with such an order—destroy all her submarines and enter a pact not to build any others. : j But there are other j we are quite sure she would abide by that agreement. nations, which need not be mention- | live up to such ! ed who would not terms. The picture, with such a con lition existing of future wars, is easy visualize. The United States | would have a great deal such a situation. With to , to lose by her great: shore lines open to the prey of enemy | existence submarines, our national Of course it would be tine and I fense. beautiful, if suddenly the whole world would become imbued with a spirit of ; I j After a long period of seclusion fol tewing his defeat for the senate by who will not listen to such a proposi tion. I Boise Penrose, Gifford Pinchot has ! suddenly restored his press bureau to active service. He would save the na tion from the disaster that would fol j low placing Senator Penrose at the of the senate finance committee. As between Pinchot and Penrose, the people of Pennsylvania showed very c inclusively which they preferred and their attitude very fairly reflects the sentiment of the people ut large. This country has hail enough of Pinchot and Pinchotism, and it can gufely leave t he settlement of the chairmanship of t he finance committee to the republi can majority of the senate. --—— . Bolshevism will continue to threaten an< 1 disturb this country so long as the authorities permit Max Eastman J and his kind to preach anarchy and disloyalty without even a protest. Spo kane does much talking about stamp ing out the nest of I. W. W.'s which [ has long been located in that city, but j the authorities have never advanced much beyond mere talk. The disloyal ; propaganda goes on, and when Max Eastman spoke in that city the other day, he was received enthusiastically and heard by a large assemblage of his bolshevist compatriots, undisturb ed by the police who were in attend a nee. Jennings According to William, Kryan. federal control of the railroads doesn't work because there are still some railroad men connected with it. j We suppose that the theater will at tain its highest state of efficiency just as soon as all the actors are re moved and that the churches will reach the pinnacle of success in re moving evil from the world when the preachers have all been taken away. Getter stick to grape juice and woman suffrage, William! And now the fuel administration takes the credit for winning the war. "Gasoline Wlon the War." Doesn't go well with the story of a young artill ery lieutenant who fought for two This i months on the Verdun front, fighter says that their battery could not even get a motorcycle and they were supposed to "rate" a motor truck and several other kinds of gasoline propelled vehicles. If the battery had been placed in a position miaklng it 1 necessary to retreat the gun would have been lost for lack of motor pow | er to haul it back. Where did all tills gasoline go that "won the war?" i MISSOURI WANTS ZINC TARIFF. i (Engineering and Mining Journal) Representative Dyer, of Missouri, 'has urged the lower house at Wash ington to act favorably on the follow j ing resolutions, adopted by the house of representatives of Missouri: i "Whereas the zinc mining industry. of southwest Missouri is the greatest metal mining industry in the entire! state; and j "Whereas that industry is now' crip pled to the. extent of the closing dowm of 95 per cent of all the mines in said j district, said closing down of the | mines being occasioned by the vast i importations of zinc ore into the i ,;nite<l States from forel « n countries. |amountinK in the last four years end i iny J,me 30 ' 1918 ' to 825 - 000 tons < be ' i ins «PP™xlmlately three times the normal pre -' vaT Production of the en | tire Joplin district, including Kansas, [Oklahoma, and Missouri; and I "Whereas there are how approxim ately 350 ' 000 tons of zinc ore on tllfi docks in Australia awaiting shipment; i and | "Whereas Mexico has a potential power of production of at least 150, 000 tons annually, which must find Us market in the United States; and "Whereas zinc ore concentrates ] have also been imported into the Now, therefore, i "Resolved by the house of retire- j sentatives of the state of Missouri, j that we believe it to be the patriotic duty of the legislature of the state of Missouri to memorialize the congress of the United States hy special resol ution, asking that there be at once Is not too proud to beg a fat Job from former republican associates. There is a house clerkship that pays $6500, and she has signified her readl- | ness to accept it. if 9 he had as must genius as she j has "nerve," the boundless continent "'W 1 ' be b * r *' Sbe c,aims the place i as a defeated republican candidate, as one of the "lame ducks" whoni parties are aocustomed to feed in the j public barnyard. She ran for the re- I publican senatorial nomination In | the Montana primaries and was feated. Then she repudiated the pri- j niarles and ran as an Independent ' candidate for the senate, causing the I defeat of the regular republican nom- j Now she comes to Washington to be rewarded for her , ! United States in the last three or four I years from 15 difterent countrles - rpp - resenting every continent and grand Idlivision of the world; (be it in< ' HPporat£Hl into the pendin & revenue bill a provision providing for a pro tective tariff of 2c per pound on the n ietalli c contents of zinc ore, in order to keep out further importations of i, ' n ' r ore > arul abo ' v the zinc mining Industry of the United States to live 'and be again built up to its normal condition. JEANNETTE AT PIE COUNTER. (Baltimore Sun) weepy Jeannette and itankin, who was too proud to fight, Idealistic her ,l e . ; Inee. and asks treachery, has made a dismal failure of her job as a politician. We wonder, If she tried very hard, if she couldn't make a greater success of the Miss Rankin job ot being a woman. Object Lesson for Our Army * (Oapt. Geo. Steunentoerg, U. ■ S. A.) man, brother of the late (Captain Steunenberg is an Idaho Prank Steunenberg. For writing this sarcastic production [ j ; Governor directed at the German military system several years ago, Captain (Steunenberg was subjected to a severe reprimand by the war de In view- of subsequent events and the present relations partment. of the United States with Germany, it would be an act of justice to Captain Steunenberg for the war department to expunge the rec ord of his reprimand and award him a distinguished service medal instead.) Oh, hark ye, Yankee soldiers! From far across the sea Comes the news that Turkey's fighting men were trained by Ger manee! That she faced the "Bull-Con" allies single-handed and alone With a simple faith In Allah and our deified Von Rhone. And they say that on the morning that the mighty battle broke That German-tutored army vanished in a whirl of smoke; That their swords were all unsullied and their guns were all forgot, And they sought the dim horizon in a hasty Turkey trot! j A Montenegrin major gave the flying foe a glance, Then rolled a cigarette and scratched a match upon his pants; And saying to his gunners, "I,et 'em have a few more jolts— That is, if your shells can catch 'em—they've been trained by Von der Goltz!" , A colonel of Bulgarians then tossed aside his coat And yelled, "Come on, me hearties! Looks as if w-e had their goat! Just follow Uncle Fuller to yon battle's merry whirl While we show- 'em how to do It—they've been reading Grle penkerl!" Away for Constantinople the hosts of Allah sped, And the only ones that halted were the ones that stopped the lead. Quoth the Serv ian lieutenant then, "Tls evident to me That yon army has been studying the books of Von Molt-kee!'' Said a panting Turkish corporal—from German teaching freed— "We ain't much on formation, but we sure are h—1 for speed!" So they sprinted night and morning till their lungs were fit to burst But they won the six-day Marathon—-they reached the city first! Most anyone can see A tale that points a moral. That it's time to disregard the ways of Jackson, Grant and Lee; For the sacred scripture tells us: "You shall know' them by their works; " So we lift our hats to Von der Goltz, the man who trained the Turks! And while Europe trembles on the verge of deadly fray The dove of peace is coming in the good old U. S. A. For you bet the foreign powers will leave Uncle Sam alone While our highbrows down at Leavenworth are studying Von Rhone! And while the German eagle soars above the Balkan storm It strikes us as a fitting time to change the uniform; Let's get one of those shiny things they wear across the breast, And add a gleaming helmet with an eagle on the crest. And down at sunny Leavenworth let Dutch professors rule; And build a model brewery—an annex to the school— A marble bust of Von der Goltz resplendent in the hall, And photographs of Kaiser Bill adorning ev'ry wall. And he who seeks promotion must subsist a solid year On pretzels, cheese, and Wienerwurst, and good old German beer; And notify the colonels —sound the warning near and far! That they've got to sing "Die Waeht am Rhein" before they get the star. j j j i I Then here's to the fatherland—lets follow in her train, And all take up the goose step when we march to war again; Our motto, "Made in Germany," triumphant over fear— Our slogan, "Hoeh der Kaiser!" and the countersign, "Swel Bier!" HEALTH ALMANAC. Valuable Publication Issued Free by the Government. One of the almanacs of the 16th century -bore the following title: "Pronostycacyon of Mayster John Thybault, inedycyner and astronomer yere, and of the influence of the mone, of peas and warre, and of the syke nesses of this yere, with the constella cions of them that be under the vlj pianettes, and the revoluclons of kunges and princes, and of the eclipses and comets." Wle are still prognosticating on the subjects of "peas and warre, and the ■ revoluclons of Kynges and princes," ■ but the United States public health service in Its Health Almanac for 1919 is not content with chronicling , our various Ills, but preaches preven tion of the "syknesses of this yere." In additoin to the monthly calendar of health hints and notable events, this almanac discusses such topics as the following: Control and prevention of infectious diseases, as pneumonia, common colds, tuberculosis, Infantile paralysis, ty phoid fever, smallpox, trachoma, hook worm disease, and venereal diseases. Disposal of human excreta. importance of clean drinking water, Care of the teeth, Care of milk in the home. . is doing to protect the health of the [people of the United States. Copies of the 1919 almanac may be obtained free upon application to the ;u. S. public health bureau, No. 3 B street, S. E., Washington, D. C. - facts in the face and consider the sit nation as It really is, not as It is mls represented by the agitators and dis turbers. This Is not a time for ex of the Emperyall Majestie, of the year of ° ur Lor,le God MCOOCGGXIJ, [comprehending the iij partes of this 1 What the IT. S. public health service MINING SOTUATION AT BUTTE. (Anaconda Standard) The miners of Butte should look icltement or passion or hnrd feeling, There should be calm consideration of [the present situation and the pros poets for the immediate future. The wages offered by the mining companies are all that will be paid at this time, because it is all that they 'can afford to pay and meet the heavy not need to operate at this time, for there is no present demand for copper anywhere, ami a vast store of copper has been accumulated, sufficient to meet all probable demands for months to come. The mining companies would therefore lose nothing by re maining closed for a time. But they are willing to continue operation If the miners are willing to work at the wages offered, which are in excess of the sliding scale agreement, The mining companies can not be forced to advance wages at this time, The strike engineered by the I. W. W. ■ agitators is absolutely futile so far as ■ securing any better wages Is concern ed. Mining companies which have sufficient copper on hand to meet all , demands for many months are not to costs of operation. The companies do 1 be appalled by the threat of a strike. The tactics used by the I. W. W.'s are not helping to clear the situation, but have a tendency to make matters worse instead of better. Rioting, vio lence, the blowing up of houses, the stopping of street cars, the turning back of men on the way to the mines, such tactics never won a strike and they will not win this one. The conservative miners of the camp should decide this most Import ant matter for themselves and not let wild-eyed agitators decide it for them. The mines are still open for work. The wages are better than were ever paid previous to the war. Is it not far better to accept living wages than to be out of work? The miners should think for themselves and not let agi tators think for them. Spoiling Our Reputation. Just when Frenchmen were flatter ng themselves that they had learned to understand Americans pretty well a party of militant prohibitionists ar ri'. ed in Paris.—Birmingham Age Herald. Must Bo Drunk to Bo One. IThe bolshevik!, in attempting to stamp out drunkenness among their officials, seem to be trying to deprive them of the chief attraction of bol shevism.—Louisville Post.