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AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTV, IDAHO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER », 191«. NUMBER « VOLUME XVIII. « GERMANY'S EXPECTED PEACE OFFEISIVE MEETS NO ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE. Peace Offer of Prince Maximilian, New German Chan cellor, Offering to Accept Wilson's Fourteen Terms as Enunciated, Not Regarded as Sincere—Answer is Be ing Prepared and Forecast is Made That Demand for Unconditional Surrender Will Be the Answer. The immediate suspension of hostilities has been pro posed by the new German chancellor, Prince Maximilian. They reached President Wilson Monday forenoon, and an answer is being framed, after consultations with the al lied governments. The chancellor's proposal proposed the dispatch of plenipotentiaries to a neutral place to discuss the question of a league of nations for national arbitration and disarmament. The plenipotentiaries are further to be empowered to discuss the creation of a federal Austria, the right of self-determination for Russian frontier states, the restoration of Belgium, autonomy for Alsac-Lorraine and the return of the German colonies. In the meantime a cessation of hostilities on the battle-, fields, on the water and in the air is asked. Nowhere has there been a favorable response to the re (Tuest France and England are bitterly opposed to the pro- i quebl. r ® corrm pOSâl, and every expression in this country is the same. It is Dointed out that Germany is being beaten back on every battlefront; that she is still destroying, wantonly, 1 nronertv in retreating* that she has expressed no regrets f „ 4 -ww.î+îoc onmmittpd and that the same ruling crowd for atrocities commiixea, dllU UldX cue Mine i uuug u that brought on the war is still in control. It is generally tbQt nn armistice will be considered while Ger conceded tnat no armisuice Will ue cut aiu u soldiers are in Belgium or France. 1 man „ .. . ronterrine with! Pressident Wi son is confernng „ the premiers of the entente nations, v over the form of the answe made, says a washing o v \ While there may be some qu * ! <; to the form of the reply, ! question as to its nature, n m y j use the short and forcerul ™ conditional surrender which wouldre- 1 fleet the sentiment that has the spokesmen of the nation, but it ts sure to convey to the German | ment virtually the fact that nothing less than the terms already laid do n be accepted, and that th«e terms can not be "merely the basis for nego- al tiation." As to an armistice, such a step j would be looked upon as suicidal and not to be thought of. The temper of debate in t îe sen- ^ and the general tone of public opinion m the United States as pressed in newspaper comment are on very fair index of the government s views. The concensus of opinion in senate debates was that the o er should be rejected. The practically public opinion as reflected in the newspapers all over the country was a tha/t no peace terms short of uncondt tiona surrender should be discussed. Representative Fees of Ohio, chair- f of the Republican congressional man can ate man committee, in a statement Monday, said: "This is no time to parley on peace around a table at which sit repre sentatives of the autocracy of Ger many or her vassals. German integri ty, territorially, industrially and po litically. Is yet unbroken; her soil is yet free from the tread of an enemy army. This day of exemption is rap idly passing. No peace talk should be considered until our armies are on German soil, Germany's armies sur rendered and the German people, who have upheld the campaign of terrorism, have been compelled to taste the fruits of their own plant ing. Otherwise, the end of the war is but an adjournment to another." VICTORY FIRST. THEN PEACE. Officers anti Men (like, on Battle fields. Fear Armistice: Vre Ready to Deal Enemy Fatal Blow: Dead Must Not Die in Tain. A dispatch from the battlefront in France says the soldiers of the allies want peace, but no peace except a com pletely victorious one. This was the opinion expressed by officers and men alike to the Asso ciated Press correspondent Monday. If Germany is now willing to admit her utter defeat, then, say these men who have been fighting the good fight for the liberty of the world, so much the better, but. they declare, tbe granting of an armistice at this time unless the enemy is absolutely sincere, might prove extremely dan gerous. "Victory first: then peace." This is ♦he manner in which French civilians, who have returned to their shell wrecked homes, expressed themselves when the subject of an armistice was discussed. The same idea runs through the minds of the allied armies, where men have seen their comrades die and where the feeling is that they have died in vain unless victory is complete The suspension of hostilities even for a few days, would enable the Ger mans to continue their preparation of lines to which they might retire for the winter. At the moment the Hin denburg system has been smashed, and the German military lenders have every reason to believe that they may soon be fighting back over a country ir. which at present they have no lines no dngouts. no protection from the advancing allied troops. The allied armies are in a strong and advantageous position., and the general fpeling is that the defeat of Germany may come sooner than ex elsewhere than at the front. v _ >VAR MOVING SATISFACTORILY. - <; ermans Being Driven Back Almost All Across France. -. ! Tbe (id of battle continues to fa ^ ^ ^ In Belgium< near tb „ German submarine bases, near Dens + and u , le ^ grea( indUBtria i an(1 + tion centers, near Rheims and Verdun. 4 and Laon the gupply and communica- + jon centegg n ea r Rheims and Verdun. + thp batt | e . aoaTre d an d eastward to al front of Met2 , tbe enemy is | bei steadily driven back. They are j bejng gi ven no re8t _ They have no op- : portunity to shift troops from one | and ^ ront tQ ano t ber because there are no quiet 8ectors r The back-to-Germany movement is ! on everywhere, slowlv in some places an<J ra ^. d in otberg The H indenburg Ijnp jg crumbling and tbe one back ^ ^ een reached by some of the a)|ted forces The spirit and determination of the the a , Ued troops was never 80 bif:h . T b e v spp success and are anxious to make the mQgt the presen t long-looked f onnortunitv The P ^ mer icans and French are driv- ho ing the Germans back over a fifty mile front in the Champagne sector, where fer several days one of the fiercest d battles of the war has been raging. With the advantage of position and ' the benefit of elaborate defense-works. the enemy has not been able to check the determined allied troops. Gains °" have been steady and every advantage has been followed up. Not a moment's i rest has been allowed the Kaiser's U. forces. In Serbia the allies have kept up their forward movement, forcing the Austrians rapidly back. In Turkey the allies are also adding to their long list of recent successes. in I I Wss Stole Documents Taken From Horace Mann. The offices of George Padghani, sec retary of the Gooding county Council of Defense, were broken into Thursday nigbt of last week, and documents ta ken from Horace Mann, who was ar resttd recently on a disloyalty charge, were stolen. The most important of the documents were in a vault, and the purpose of the office-breaker was tbus defeated. The purpose was to get possession of the documentary evi dense against Mann. At his prelimi nary hearing Friday Mann was held to the U. S. District Court. of of wss. DM171 Uasnaties in Vmi-riean List t<- Date. The total number of casualties in the American overseas list have been increased by 5105 names since the publication of the total a week ago. The list now shows 40.671. of which 13,528 were deaths. 7990 having been killed in action and the rest having died as the result of wounds, disease, accident or other causes. rwss": In Flanders since September 28, the Belgian. British and French forces have taken 10,500 prisoners. 350 guns and 600 machine guns Forty villages in Alsac-Lorraine from Basel to Colmar have been evac uated by the civilian population, ac cording to Geneva advices. The Ger man authorities have ordered the in habitants of Mttlhausen. Altkircb and other smaller towns to prepare to leave immediately. Wsf A submarine drive against trans ports is predicted as a result of the refusal to Grant an armisltice to Ger many. Influenza is reported to be ravaging the German army. PATRIOTISM KNOWS NO EXCUSE. Boise, Idaho, October 7, 1918. R. B. Greenwood, American Falls, Idaho. The State Council of Defense urges you to re double your efforts for the Fourth Liberty Loan and guard your people against undue optimism concerning the German Peace Offensive. America and her allies will not consent to a cessation of hostilities while the Germans fail to withdraw and reallign themselves within their own borders. It is not likely Germany will unconditionally surrender, hence the end is yet far off. No greater calamity could befall us than that at this supreme moment we relax our efforts. Push on over the top. Get out yourself and draft the stron gest men in or out of the council to assist the county loan chairman. Let us answer the German peace of fensive by rolling up bond subscriptions immediately that shows America is determined to write the peace terms and not to dicker about their petty details. E. A. BRYAN, Chairman State Council of Defense. i Power Countv must over the ton with sub i ë T ^ . I scriptions to the Fourth Liberty Loan by baturdaj 1 night, October 12th At IS up to US. we need ooU,Wv more. The committee has a list of all who have sub A r ^ i „ „ , ir u. scribed to tnis and iormei loas and tnose wno na\e not. It is the duty of all who have not subscribed, who L e • r i_ t are able to do so, to subscribe belore oaturdaj night, without putting the Committee to the trouble of Call . mg upon them. R. B. GREENWOOD, PWrmon P/yurar Pmintv Chairman for rOWer COUnt J. ! ........... .....j. *♦♦**+♦♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + * + LETTERS FROM POWER + f 4- COUNTY SOLDIERS. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Ernest Anderson has received the follow ing letter from Lester L. Robb, which shows enthusiasm and spirit, and a determination to make good: I Camp Lewis, Oct. 1. You are right. r am one of those lhings and have been kicking myself every day for not writing to vou. Your letter was de laved just fifteen davs, it having lain in'the company I was in first, until just the other day. It was marked so lhat i don 't see'how thev ever read the name. I think it went through | everv company in camp Lewis before I getting to me. Better late than never. though. ^ I ho w i 'i^Irmy life l wmufd lwk ^the eye and say I it fine It is a great life if vou d „ not weaken It sure Û hard work i°™ h V ndün e vv^io has been used to ' oft f vork uke j had be en has a prêt . . u ' t first But i am pulling ôut with honors and now l am onf °" the fastes " runners and best broad ,,ers in the companv Thchis i '" ' ' , , n ' d dw for one of mv hare some good men in Co. U. I made the 100 yards in 10 sec onds flat today and came in second ; yesterday. In the broad jump I made | nineteen feet four inches. N'ex' week j there will be a meet of the fastest men in the regiment and I am work- i ing hard to get into it. 1 The army is no place for a lazy or sick man. They sure do make us get | in and work. We drill ten hours a day : and you can be sure we have been ' doing close order drill ever since I came up here, and have just started j on extended order work with a lot of bayonet practice in between. Gee.] I hate that: my right arm is black and blue from hitting it with the butt of the gun. Bayonet work is the hard est part of all. but it sure puts direo ness. quickness and strength into a man. and they say it takes these to beat the Hun. so I guess it will stand us in hand to do our best to get into shape. We have just five more weeks to go through yet. I sure will be glad when it is over. I believe you said something about getting some stripes on my arm when I got here. Well. I haven't any yet but will have some soon and the num ber is going to increase in time. too. But when one has to go up against men who have had from two to twenty years in the army you know that he will have to be a good man. Every corporal and sergeant in Company D are old regular army men and out of the 1st infantry, the champion regi men in the United States. All these men had non. com. jobs before com ing into Co. D. I believe my chance will come when we go across the pond Some of the old men will stay to train the recruits and the men in the com pany will be given non com. berths. But I don't expect anything before then, although I am not going to stop trying. Anderson, if you are going into the army I would advise you to get all the drilling in Co. A you can and do a lot of studying. What little I got there has sure helped me and if circumstances as I have mentioned did not exist I know I would be wear ing sergeant's stripes right now. I was the only one of the reiruits who had any previous training and it was ., . . . , , nottcable how much advantage I had over them. rhej * # 2. u d get a ® row f [ om on « of the officers every time they turned around and I would be complimented on mj work. The men w . 01 î ld I c ? me to me and sa >- f**' 1 wish I knew something about this stuff. I was sure glad that I did. and , sorry that I did not know more I was determined that I would know more I certainlv have been getting good r «sults for the work I have been put »ing Into It Soldier life isn t ail work. tho. There are lost °* places one can eo ^ to 'o have a 8°° d tlme and knock off some °', tbe dark spots. We have M. C. ^ 8 an j| are doing lots of good, in Th e>- have an entertainment every j ul S ht and th e best talent in the Uni- ; ed States comes to them.W e have some e°° d ones ri e h here in camp. If we : get a pass we go to Tacoma or Seat * i tie, and if we don't, have a good time i ,here U is " ur J own fault - 1 h 7'. to i Seattle last Sunday and sure had a fine "T. 1 S ^ W ° D ! ^° y , f r r0m ,h ® , Fa " 3 ' and , ha y e located Pful Evans and sev-: 0 e,aI ° t ^ rS ', NeX ' Sunday !, T g0,n I a f ain ' w e ^intend to see all the good p,ac . e ?, s,eatt1 ®- to ° " e "' E™ 8 '',, 1 ^* ess 1 had betterUuVt P"t a stop to tins tiresome stuff and walt un,il 1 hear fron ' v^ ou , agam be ' fore telll , ng any more n °, n r walt as ' '*'° nt any ^ nore ' P rolnlse ; | j >VMK ROBERT O. JONES i . > | ! Yours truly. LESTER L: ROBB. Co. D. 75th Infantry. Camp Lewis, Wn TO SUCCEED VON CANNON - r. o. ones of Coeur d'Alene was | named by the Republican state cen -1 : tral committee. Saturday, to succeed ' \v. w. VonCannon. candidate for sec rotary of state. Von Cannon resigned j from the ticket to take advantage of I wss * j I an inviing business opporunity. Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Idaho, and four years ago was a candidate for the nomination for con-: gress. losing out by a small vote He went to Washington as secretary for the late Senator Brady, and after the death of Mr. Brady returned to Idaho. He was reared in Kellogg, and is rec ognized as one of the leading young men of northern Idaho. The only of flce he ever held was that of member of the legislature four years ago. His selection will be popuar in the nor them counties, where he is well nnown % J .mm >1 -, f R. 0. Jones. + + + + * + + + + + + + ♦ + + + ♦ + + ♦ l r s.Vt.(MHl U. S. Soldiers Overseas Despite the epidemic of Span s' ish influenza, embarkation of <' American troops is being con + tinued at the rate of more than 4- 250,000 a month. Gen. March ♦ announced Saurday. The total <' embarked to date has passed + the 1,850400 mark. The Sep ♦ tember shipments were in ex + cess of 250,000, although there <' were more than 100,000 cases <• of influenza in camps at home. The policy of the war depart + ment in sending overseas only + men who have not had the dis + ease and who have not been 4 exposed to It has necessitated 4- material readjustments of the + shipping schedule but has not ♦ interfered with the total num <• ber embarked. ♦ ♦ ♦ + + ♦ * * * ♦ + ♦ + +1 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + + + + + + + + * + + + + + ♦ + + + 1 • I I Nearly thousand out-of-town people were at Billings, Montana. Saturday to see and hear coi. Theo comd R Hhf train^^hot^Tby^a large number of cowpunchers and pio neen, vu * guest at a trout break fast. Col. Roosevelt was a stockman j U eastern Montana 30 years ago. -'/ a > or Johnston extended a formai welcome to the former president at r jj e trout breakfast. He declared the American people were never more united but that those who did need education would find no better edu caor than Roosevelt. * n res P° ns *' the former president said he w#8 glad t0 be back in the | state where for 12 years he had been engaged in the cattle business. Re-' verting to the war, he declared against an> . inco nclusive peace or any con dltion than unconditional surrender. The Auditorium, containing 7.000 seats, was un able to accommodate tbose desirous of hearing his main ad 1 on "War and Potriotism." America can not afford to accept , be lead of any party, nor of any or ganization calling itself nonpartisan but really acting as a party, which is not first and foremost American, an d nothing but American, declared + + + 4 THOUSANDS HEAR ROOSEVELT N MONTANA SPEAK Kaiser Wilhelm and American B«l «hevists Roundly Scored—Former President Declares Against Peace Until Germany is Beaten to Her Knees. Col. Roosevelt. There are real and grave causes for complaint among the farmers here in the northwest," the former presi dent continued as he read from paper figures which purported to show discrepancies in connection with the prices paid for w heat and in freight rates, but he asserted that 'many of the remedies proposed are not only false - mischevious. and very grave barm may be caused by the cbarac Ter of the a ^ tatio ° conducted by 0 f the men who profess to be seeking theso remedies. "To introduce state socialism as a relief for these conditions would re in nothing but widesperad dam age Some of the conditions com Pained of can be met by state action There should be federal control of el ^ va ' ors and Remedies Are Harmful. * -■ .n. a "When the nonpartisan league firs' appeared I was inclined to welcome i - . and it was w ith real reluctance tha* I was obliged to believe that the lead ership that controlled it was of such > a character as to threaeen this coun | try with evils analogous to those which came from Bolshevism abroad and ! from I. W. W-ism at home vith estab lished terminal elevators at conven ient points. "But I emphatically disbelieve in any party, and especially if that party calls itself a nonpartisan party, which organizes a »Ingle class against other classes. I oh. ject just as strongly whether such a political organization claims to be in the interest of town»peaplo lawyers, farmers or wage-earners, "Finally, the meeting of the league at Minneapolis about a year ago was turned into a ghost dance of the Hnns-within-our gates, and It bee-ante evident to me, that insofar as thty dared, the most prominent leaders of the league were playing the game of sedition and disloyalty and that they were seeking to acquire pow. by pandering to and influenc ing the hase spirit of greed and envy and ignorance and class ha tred. They were trying to do . what Lenine and Trotxky have done to Russia. j convicted of disloyalty, and yet it was^ I to the head of his organizaion. W ! ID. Haywood that the secretary of the Nonpartisan league wrote April 3, 1917. a letter in which he spoke of this damned war.' . H r ...j ,, r « h"m! «h! . .. ; „ '1^ Li nr „ ""j , ,,i^i .,„,i ... tu» i iv vv- j ' * * * I Colonel Roosevelt asserted that the two great issues at this time were to put through the war successfully and | insist on thorough-going Amerioan ism. ♦ •r "The I. W. W. leaders have been In connection with Germany's pro-| WILSON WANTS TO KNOW WHAT GERMANY MEANS. Reply to Chancellor Maximilian Said to Be an Inquiry as to Whether He Represented the German People or the Rilling ( lasses—No Armistice a» Long as German Troops Occupy Intaded Territory. President Wilson yesterday inform ed the government of Germany that before the United States can discus* an armisthce German troops must be withdrawn from all invaded territory. He asked Chancellor Maximilian whether he represented the German people or the authorities of the em pire who are conductng the war. The president's message is not a re ply, but in 'he form of an inquiry' and the imperial German government is asked whether it accepts the terme laid down by President Wilson in his ad iress to congress January 8 last, and in subsequent addresses. The Belgian government has timed 1 a statement that from the coas' »o be yond the city of Bruges, the maie pop • I dlation beyond 15 and 45 have been brutally torn from their homes and forced to labor on German military works. -Wsi 1 - I __ I Farm Bureau DeHde* to Wwre Vir oron* (am palen \rain«t Sqmfr r*u and Rabbit*. A meeting of ^77arm Bureau was held Saturday evening at which it was decided to wage a vigorous ram paign against squirrels and rabbits. investigations into the damages cause<f b> «he*e pears during the past sea son has disclosed that they have done many thousands of dollars worth of damage, in some instances taking <m , lr e fields. Cases of this kind are on or near the border of settlement, and rabbits come from the untilled sage brush areas for miles to fe*d on the | tender growing grains, Petitions are in circulation asking the cooperation of the county com missloners. and fanners are asked to sign them quickly. The commissioner« meetthecomingweek.theirlastregn !aT meeting this vear A petition askng for a wee# dïff trier in the Bonanza Bar conntrv is also being circulated. Burness Bums is in charge of the petition. It is said that weeA have reduced the yields from 10 to 25 per cent in large area*, an d this me a r.s the loss of as much or more money than the entire tax' bill of the farmers. If is urged that -Wsi 1 - W ILL GO AFTER F t PESTS the time to organize to figh' thesn evils is now. posai to enter a league of nations. ,')4s. Roosevelt vehemently declared that until Germany has been "beaten tr* her knees and just so long as Ger many is under the present govern ment. to allow her to join such a league would be like asking outlaw®, train robbers and gunmen to join a sheriff's posse as guardians of th(* peace." "We have a league of free nations now that is an actual going concern." continued the colonel, "and inasmuch as we are members of that league, we have been culpably derelect in our duty in not long ago declaring war on the armed enemies of the league. Turkey and Bulgaria We have wrong fully left our allies to win without our aid decisive victories over these two vassal states of Germany." The speaker advocated the recognf Armenians. Poles and other oppressed nationalf as well as the Czecho-Slnvaks and continued: "But we must not expect from suoti a league more than it can do. nor our selves promise more than we can per form: and we must never forget that such a league to enforce peace, or league of nations, mus' be treated as an addition to and under no circum stances as a substitute for. the pre paring of our own defense Uncle* ?am must, in the las* analysis, rely .>n himself for his safety and not on scraps of paper s'gned by others. tion of the Jugo-S!a wss "Hearts of the World." the great film production shown at the Audi toriium Sunday, is all that it was an nounced r o be. No film has ever been shown here bringing nearer to the hearts of the peope. the grandeur of the» fighting allies, the atrocities commit ted by *he Hun. the mtsierv of the pco pie of 'he parts of France under Hun rule, and the undoubted justice of America entering the great war to the undoing of the Hun. 'han "Hearts of -he World." To any person seeing the picture it is easily understandable that many months were required in ils pro dttetion. Actual battle scenes as well as trench scenes are shown in the pic ture. the great guns are seen in full operation and rhe devastation wrought by their shells is graphically depicted. A charming love story threads through picture and the audience cheered tbe equalv charming end of this love s , ory gR, r e a R 8t ie Is this flra 'bat m ore than one occasion the audience bro ke into applause and cheers One thing is absolutely certain and that is: Every American who witnessed the T^ture went from the theatre firmly convinced that the Hun empire and its leaders must restore the devastated re gions of Belgium and France, reim burse every man. woman and child for damage done to them, and until this is -lone, must bear the hatred of the eiv titled world, The Fourth Liberty Loan is only one fourth subscribed in the nation.