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AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY. IMHO, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 15, I»H. M M BE K 2. VOLUME XIX, % BOYS SUBSCRIBE LIBERALLY TO WAR DRIVE FUND. Therr Elder Will Have to Hustle or Sacrifice Their Pride— Boys Raise One-Seventeenth of Total Amount Required. The older boys of Power county have somewhat of a job cut out and waiting for them. They can't get away with it by standing around and think ing how patriottc they have been in helping the government and the boys "over there." Their job is to match works with the youngsters who have shown the faith that is in them by their works, and their money. C. Tf. Torrance was appointed by the state chairman of the United War Drive to call on the Victory Boys of Power county and explain to them the object of this drive and ask them how much they would contribute to stand behind the other Victory Boys over in France. The result speaks for itself, and shows conclusively that the little fellows of the county know what is doing. Kaurcha Yamasaki, the little 10-year-old Japanese boy, included in the list, below, hunted up Mr. Torrance ranee and complained that he had been overlooked in this matter and contrib uted his dollar with good cheer, say ing that he knew T what was to be done with it. If there are any other boys is the county who have not been seen by Mr. Torrance who want to con tribute. Mr. Torrance would like to bear from them. The eighty-eight boys listed below have suberibed a little more than a seventeenth of the total quota of the county.which is certainly a liberal sub cription from them. David Schild , . Dennis White . Verne Grothe . Willie Hanson . Roy Joslyn . Reinhold Adolf . Albert F. Grisson . Earl Southwell . Dick linger . Ehrhart Rast . William E. Faa . William McGlothlin . Mert Lampson .. Wayne Walter Watts . Merl Imes . Edwin Isaak . Artzie .1. Lambert . William Zabel . Joe Wagner, Jr. .— Merlin Ellis .. Frank Parr Jr.' . Oscar Mower . William Chase . Warren Grothe Reinhold Schnable . Henry W. Chipp Willard Davis . Wendell Martin . Wayne Ghilson . C. Cavite Cummins . Charles Chipp ..._. Oliver Newman Henry Schild Loren C. Runnion Arvall Ross F. H. Isaak Fay Brown . Arnold Wiertzba . Thomas Dille . William Johnson George Stitt. Philip Martin . Fred Hunt . Walter Wright . George Armstrong . Roy H. Jacobs Fred Nelson . Albert Butters . Edwin E. Stewart . Seth Jacobs . Dewey Nelson . Finar Nelson . Fred Rohde . Cleo Brooks .,. Fred Zimmerman . Marion Michelson . Thomas Robus . Neill Piepgras . Frank A. Hughes . Boyd Bevans Fred Poison . Curtis Spalding . Edgar Jacobs Frederick Radke Sam Kelly . Oral Adams Dean Meadows . Kaurcha Yamasaki Earl Allen Jesse Meadows Eddie Matson . Claresce Matson . .^»Raloh Matson . 'Nick Kurth. Jr„ . Elba Durbin Laffie Sherman » John Dahlen . Lloyd E. Weber . Elsworth W. Weber . Harold D. Hartlev . Joseph William Dutson . Adam Ells Willard John Chipp. Jr.. Newton Houdyshell . William Collins . Echo Kelly .. Otto Cozier . Glenn Oholson . \ $10.nn 7.00 5.00 . 5.00 5.00 5.00 . 5.00 5.00 5.00 . 5.00 . 5.00 . 5.00 . 5.00 * 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 .. 5.00 . 5.00 . 5.00 5.00 5.iV> 5.00 . 500 5.00 5.00 . 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 .... 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 ,0 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1 on ljio 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1 00 , on , 100 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 $203 50 Total JW511 Great Britian is Counting AVar Cost In discussing the financial situa tion in the house of commons Tuesday. Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, said that Great Britian had loaned to her allies in the war more than fl,465.000.000 and to the domin Ions f218.000.000. Great Britlan's debts abroad are not expected to exceed fl.000.000,000. Tq P country could easily bear this, •'■e rhanceHor added, if labor and cap •iq* worked harmoniously together. *+++++++*++++++++ * + ARMISTICE CONDITIONS + * + * + + Cessation of hostilities. Evacuation of invaded terri- +j + tory, including Alsace-Lorraine 4* ! d' and Luxemburg. + Surrender of vast amounts of + d' guns and equipment. * Evacuation of the left hank + + of the Rhine. Surrender of vast amounts of d* d- rolling stock in the occupied + d' territory. Abandonment of Bucharest ♦ d* and Brest treaties. Unconditional surrender of + •F all German forces in East Af- + ♦ rica. + * + •: + + + + ♦ Reparation of damage done. + Surrender of scores of sub- + marines and larger war craft. * Concentrotion of aircraft at + stipulated points. Evacuation of all Black sea + ports. Restoration of all allied and * United States merchant vessels + Duration of the armistice to * be thirty days. + + V <• + + + + + * + * + * + ■F + + + + + + + * + + * + + + <»* + GERMAN FORCES MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD HOME ,. Only Fringe of Soldiers Confronting American Inities; Huns Face Great Task in Itetiirning to Own Soil. Germanys armv was moving slowly along its whole front toward the rear Wedsesday. The American forces remain exact ly where they were "hen the annis tice went into effect. So far as known at the American army headquarters no disposition has been displayed to block at any point that part of the agreemnt providing for the wiihdrawal of the German troops. It is realized that the revers ing of the gears of the great broken German machine will not be simple There would have been no surprise among the Ameriean officers had the German front remained almost un changed. but already there appears to have bepn left immediately in front of the Americans little more than a fringe of soldiers. In some places even that line has been withdrawn so far that the army" men on this side do not know its location. The Germans reluctantly abandoned their efforts to continue fraterniza tion where the lines were still in proximity, hut threats to hold as prisoners any one approaching the American lines practically stopped their visits. Behind the American Une the acti vity of the supply trains continued Wednesday and the troops mobilized at the front settled down to routine duty. There was an increasing num ber of leaves of absence, however, and the towns in the rear where troops are stationed were gayer than at any t>me since the beginning of the war. The celebration that began Monday night gathered momentum instead if showing signs of abating. JWSSl SAYS KAISER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EXCESSES IN GERMANY. "The despotism of one man always loads to despotism of the mob." said former President Taft when informed of some of the excesses committed is Germany immediately after the sign ing of the armistice. "The kaiser is as responsible for excesses committed in Germany now as he was for outrages in Belgium and France. I hopp Germany will not suffer as Russia has. Germans are intelligent people and well educated, hut the Rnssiass were not. Our work " ill not end in Europe with the com ing of peace. American troops will bp needed in Europe for at least two years." "In international law. what will be the effect of the kaiser's taking ref uge in Holland." Mr. Taft was asked. "You mean as far as punishment is concerned? Holland will he the sole I judge of that. As long as there are extradition treaties between Holland and the nrincipal nations of Europe i she may bp asked to give him up for i punishment." I -IW5§3 I E H E WILL NOT BRING RELIEF FROM HIGH PRICES. j ; Immediate dropping of prices as a ! result of the conclusion of the signing j of the armistice can not be expected. I declares Food Administrator Hoover. I While the prices of some foodstuffs j will decrease, he said, others will in | crease. ! "With the war effectually over." he said, "we enter a new econimic era and its immediate effect on prices is difficult to anticipate. The prices of some food commodities may increase but others will decrease, because with liberated shipping accumulated stocks ! in the southern hemisphere and the far east will he available. The de mands upon the United States will he changed in character, hut not in 1 volume. .ELMER REESE BADLY AA'OUNDED. - | The family of Elmer Reese of Roy, were notified by wire Wednesday that he had been seriously wounded ir France. No particulars were reived, and beyond the wire the fam ily has no Informaton. Mr. Reese 1 livoft on the divide near Roy. His re parents are Mr. and Mrs. Arbe Reese. ! it & ' I ' i ! ! ; 71 Estimate That will Cover All Losses in 1 ,. I A( K ( A si ALTY LIST AT ABOUT 100,000 Washington Officials Figures War. Officials at Washington estimate | ■ that the total casualities of the Amer-, lean expeditionary forces in the war I will not exceed 100,000. including the j men killed in action, wounded.died of| wounds, disease, accidents and the missing who never will be accounted | for. Some of those who have been missing probably will be accounted j for when the prisoners are returned j from Germany. j It was said Wednesday that it prob ably will be several weeks before the record of casualities can be com pleted. It is regarded as almost cer- ] tain that many of the casualities in j the recent heavy fighting by the First | and Second American armies have not I yet been feported. Lists also must be compiled of unreported American cas ualities in British and Eresch hospi tals. especially from among the United States forces brigaded with allied I units. Deaths from wounds also probably will be reported for some I time while lists of slightly wounded being sent by couriers may be delay ed. The daily lists for several days have consisted of approximately 1100 ponies Secretary Baker has indicated that a considerable number of re ported casualities remain to be given out hut that these will he released as rapidly as newspapers can dispose of them. An official tabulaton of published casualty lists including those of No vember 12 shows a grand total of 71, 300 men. Careful estimates made Wednesday, based on knowledge of the battle conditions fixed by the First find Second armies in the days imme diately preceding cessation of hos tilities and on the average lists here tofore lead officers to believe that all unpublished and unreported casual ties will not exceed 30,000. Estimates based on previous records nut the total marine casualties in France at less than 5000. To Watch Alien Enemies. Warning has been issued by the de partment of justice against any re 'axation of regulations governing con • luct of enemy aliens in the Unite« 5 States or measures t«> guard against disloyalty. The department plans tc maintain, if possible, even greater watchfulness during the time of ar ranging peace, fearing particclarL '-armful propaganda by enemy agent; n an effort to influence allied soli darity in peace negotiations. MICKIE SAYS IRENE, GtT hAE r OtXSS OF \nMER'. \ JEST I r-vtxo tv pxwfov. Shocri 'THAT OLD HAÄO-BOU.ED EGG NNHO'S SACK SIX VEARS ON HIS SUBSCRIPTION, HE CONVE IN AFTER \AJE BEEN YHREATENVN' *T' SUE HVNV. 'n he vnanTeo The boss TO THROW) OFF SOMETHIN* I on The bill becuz TV wtuz. \ SO L.ARGrE1 KIN VOM SEAT IT 7 Î a is of in v f'/OO FglQHTLHEÖ) ^ \M£i MICKIE ! I I 'Thought yo u IWEßf EEAI.LV L SICK «•l , r / Ol a fa j T-. / A \ iy ; American Distinguished Service Medal Bestowed on Jot'fre. General Pershing, in the name of President Wilson, presented at the m ilitary academy Wednesday morn ing. the distinguished service medal to Marshal Joffre, the hero of the In his address the American j ! I -, j I | ! j Marne. | commander-in-chief said: ■ 1 his medal is a symbol of our re s i*e< t for your noble character and of our admiration for the great task you I GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING » i . ï* > 'V mm 3* ■-( - îjggef-x. ! j j I ! I ! | | .... -. , accomplished Your name will always be associated with the results we have obtained. Marshal Joffre in thanking General Pershing, said he was proud of the groa. distinction, which served to draw him still closer to he American army and people. He added: , , * am to ha y e been the god father of the noble American army which was the determining cause of; our actual victory. I love he Amen soldiers as though they were I m ■S? - B&3 isÊtelï can mine." -IWSf ITU.UN PRISONERS RETURN More Uiiitii Quarter of a Million Come Home Front Austria. Repirting Ev er) thing Quiet There. More than u qg. rtrr of a million Italian prisoners of war held in Aus tria have returned to Italy. Sick and . . .... * . VH wounded rues will be returned later | b., way of Switzerland. The repatri pied soldiers say violent condition« . are not prevalent in Austria except fcr disorders due to hunger strikes, They declare that the civil population desires heartily to see the return of. their own men home. The soldiers in Austria are indifferent or else ex press happiness that the war is over. , „ . Italian officers returning from Aus tria express the opinion that for the present there will be no disturbances in Austria like those in Russia. J W5f Soldier Falls 125 Feet and is Not Se riausly Hurt. Thousands of spectators Monday watched Robert Stmpions, soldier at Jersey City. New Jersey, climb a five story building and to the top of a flag pole on the roof. 125 feet from the ground, lose his hold, plunge to the street and escape death. He lan ded on the cloth top of a moving au tomobile. The driver sped with him to a hospital, where it was found he was injured, but not too seriously to jump from a bed and salute an officer who came to ascertain his condition. P'mpson climbed the building as a Liberty Day "stunt " 'Wss' AA'ill Drive Out Germans. Washington — Rumania's reported new declaration of war against Ger tmany is intrepeted here as prelimi nary to measures to disarm and drive out the German army under von Mac kensen which has been oppressing the Rumanians since the treaty of Buchar est sealed the helplessness of the pop ulation. •F** + + + + + * + + + * + *4 , + + + •»' Stremrth of Ameriean Army ut + Close of the War. The American army had a + + total strength of 3,740.677 men + •F when hostilities ceased Mon- + + day, according to official fig- + ■5* ures at the war department. + •F Of that number 2,200,000 had + ■fc been sent to France. Italy or + + Russia. The remainder were + + under arms in this country. + + he of of + + * ++++++++++++++++++ A MERIC A TO ASSIST WAR-STRICKEN EUROPE. Forty Million in Russia Alone Will llare Little Chance of Getting Food This Winter—Further Food Saving Necessary, Says Hoover. The nation's obligation to serve hu manity in war-torn Europe by helping ' to provide sustenance until next har I vest will demand further sacrifices by ' the American people. Food Adminis i trator Hoover declared Tuesday in an address to state food administrators ! at Washington. Conditions of famine exist in Eu ! rope Mr. Hoover said, that will be ; beyond our powers to remedy, even with the carrying out of the plan to foodstuffs during the next year. In northern Russia alone, he declared, there are forty million people who ha v e li'tle chance of obtaining food this "inter. Millions of others throughout j Europe, he said, who can be reached must be fed. This being tht new world situation ! created by the collapse of the war. Mr Hoover continued, the prime changes I in our policies on today's outlook can summarized : That we may now advantageously j abandon the use of substitutes in our wheat bread: that we will still re | quire economy and the elimination of waste in its consumption: that, for ! the present we need conservation in j butter and condensed milk: that ulti mately we must txtend this to all the fats. ship from America 20.000.000 tons of t ! We can contemplate, at the most, maintaining three pounds of sugar per j month per person for household use j or the prestnt outlook, and we can hv the availability of Java sugar to Eu I rope begin at once to relax more re ! straints on sugar pending some change in Europe policies. There are special features of chan I ges in nolicy, but the shifting of eon ! servation from one commodity to an | other is not the whole policy. There is one policy which we can not change and that is the vital necessity of sim | nie living, of economy in the consump tion of all commodities more or less substitutes for each other We must ritlize that tht spectre of famine abroad haunts the abundance of our table at home. The war has been brought to an end in no small measure by starva tion itself, and it can not be our bus iness to maintain starvation after the pstablishment of e North Amerlra Mr Hoover said will have to furnish 60 per cent of fbp worW>B foods) „ ffs and tho Un)ted S(atps and <hp Wegt lndes wjI| bp ab)p , , rt , 0-00n nnn tons as afta|nst a nrpwar normal nf « oon.oon tons , Vr . Hoover told the state adminis , rators thnt thP food administration bp f | isrnntin „ p(1 under fhe , a „ of; when ppaoe proclaimed, and added: , do nnr PXpPC , , 0 SPP , ts renewal , )ook now fcr a turn of Amprirar I food trades toward conservative and safe business. POWER COUNTY BOY DIES EN ROUTE TO FRANCE Robert Hutchinson. Possibly the Coun ties Youngest Soldier. Dies on High Seas of Pneumonia The family of Robert Hutchinson | wprp advised of his dPath Wpdnps . dny of bronchial pneumonia, . , m a tranRport pn route to FranPP Tb( , deatb of , bp voung man oocurrpd nrtnhrr 12. and he was hurled at sea October 13. with military honors vounc man was only 17 years pge. and possibly was the youngest Rp ] d j pr SP nt from this county, volunteered last while i He doubtless June. i stretching his age in order to get into j bp arnlv He leaves a mother, one liter, and seven brothers, residents j n f Rockland Three of the brothers, j Oliver. Uharles and Lee. are in the Smy. The others are Dave. Earl. Ar | tRnr and Ether. The sister is Mrs. i William Taysom H -Wss 1 - Soldiers Break Up Socialist Parade. ; \ ew York. Nov. 13—Several Social (sts were injured when soldiers and sailors, reinforced by civilians, pro tested against their parading with the red flag The Mooney defense league was marching to Carnegie hall, where thev had a meeting in behalf of Tom Moon ey. the California labor leader now under sentence of death for alleged participation in the San Francisco preparednesss day parade bomb plot. J. Edward Morgan of San Francis co. who has made several tours of the country in the interest of Mooney, was knocked senceless in the riot, which resulted when the hoys in khaki and blue stripped the banners from the marchers and tore down the red flags. 'W551 There seems to be a growing de mand in Germany for the punishment of those who brought ->*- * v e war. iE RM ANY MIST SURRENDER EVERY SUBMARINE, ■'och Changs tmlntlw Terms, eluding VII U-Bouts nml Increasing Number of Railway Curs to Be De in ereil Some < li unsres Favor the Hermans I ii Amendments of the armistice terms made by Marshal Foch after his first meeting with the German plenipoten tiaries. include tht delivery to the al lies of all of Germany's submarines instead of 160 as specified in the orig inal draft of the armistice. Another amendemnt specifies that the iountries on the left bank of the Rhine evacuated by the Germans shall he administered by the local troops of occupation instead of by the local ao thorities under control of the armies of occupation. Instead of the immediate withdrawal of German troops from Russia, as or ginally provided, the amended terms specify that they shall be withdrawn as soon as the allies, taking into con sideration the situation of these ter ritories. shall decide that the time for his has come. Redultion is made in the amount of certain military equiqment to be delivered by the Germans to the as sociated governments, including 25,000 instead of 30.000 machine guns, and 1700 instead of 2000 airplanes. The number of railway cars to ho delivered however, is increased three fold, from 50 000 to 150.000. neainst ihe delivery of this stock that Ur. Solf protested to President Wil son. asserting that the distribution of food in Germany to the civilian popu lation will he greatly hamptred. Another amendment provides that the allies and the United States should give consideration to the provision ing of Germany during the armistice *o the extent recognized as necessary. To assure the armistice under the best conditions, the principle of a per manent international armistice com mission is anmitted. This commisefhrr will act under the authority of the allied military and naval emmanders in chief. An amendment to the naval clause provides that all vessels designtted to be interned shall be ready to leave German ports within seven days of the signing of the armistice. Direc tions for the voyage will be given by wireless. e of in It is hv an Other amendments include: "Renunriation" instead of "aban donment" of the treaties of Bucharest and Brtst-Litovsk and of supplemen tary treaties. Evacuation of all German troops operating in East Africa within a pe riod to be fixed by the allies instead of within one month. German troops are required to with draw immediately from Austria-Hun gary. as well as from Rumania and Turkey*. Evacuation by the enemy of thei Rhineland. Itft and right hanks, shall ho so ordered as to he completed in thirtv-one days in all after the sign ing of the armistiie instead of nine teen days. -IW331 1V1NTS GREAT CRIMINALS GALLED TO U'GOUNT. Arthur Prime Minister of Canada. Ur ges That Retributive Justice Must Not Fall. Great historical wrongs have to he righted and great criminals called to account, now that the armistice has been signed. Sir Thomas White, acting prime minister of Canada its quoted as saying. "If those who have cosspired against thp peace of the world, who have brought unspeakable woes and calamities upon mankind, and under "hose direction brutalities of incon- ceivable barbarity have been trated in subversion of the law of the nations and of humanity, brought to punishment for their sirous crimes, it will he the greatest failure of retributive justice in the annals nf histor y " be said - FRENCH IN NEED OF AID. perne are not mon Americans \skml to Hein AVar Refu gees Through Winter. An appeal to Americans to heln French war refugees through the ing winter has been made bv Myron T Herrick, formerly ambassador to France, now president of the American committee for devastated France. Mr. Herrick at the same time made public a cablegram from Miss Anne Morgan and Mrs. A. M. have been directing the work abroad for the past three years, in which i; was stated the French government lias officially recognized and approved their organization. Exiles from ruined villages, he said, were being provided with shelter, household utensils, food and clothing. i com Dike who 1W55 1 Railroads to Continue Under Govern ment Control. Railroads will continue under gov ernment control until 21 months after peace has been declared officially, un less congress meanwhile enacts new legislation shortening this period or providing for permanent federal di rection.' The railroad administration Is planning for the hauling of great quantities of reconstruction freigh« in the next year or two. and regards continuance of pooling of facilities as essential. IW551 American troops have begun their march to Metz and Strassburg in lor raine.