American Falls Press
AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, TUE SI» A Y, NOVEMBER 1« mis.
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GOING AFTER ROBE NT PESTS
IN BE AU EARNEST. I *
Destruction Past Season Has Been So *
Great That Farmers Are Aroused ■ *
and Will Wage Relentless Cain- j *
paign of Extermination. *
The poison campaign this winter is 1 +
going to be a success. The first 26 +
cards returned to the farm bureau +
call for 248 ounces of strychnine, and +
the losses sustained by the parties i ♦
who filled out the cards, in crops this +
year, do not suggest that more poi- +
son was ordered than will be needed.
The twenty-five farmers report +
estimated losses in 1918 of 11,275 +
bushels of wheat by rabbits and squir- +
rels. and the estimates do not seem j ♦
to have been placed high, especially , +
as to acre yield. Based on these es- *
timates the 25 fanners have suffered +
an average gross loss of more than j ♦
$900 from grain destroyed by rodent:*
p it U *
Some entire fields were reported | *
destroyed, up to 160 acres. Quite a few I *
bad from fifty acres up. and the losses ! +
of each of the farmers was material +
While these losses were reported from j +
the worst infested part of the county. ! +
from Prosperity and Pleasant Valley
precincts adjoining the lavas and a j
great stretch of tindisturbed sage
brush, there are other localities that]*
are not far behind . County Agent ;
Lampson is of the opinion, from his j
rather limited observations and what j
he has been told, that weeds and ro- !
year to the farmers of the county of j
not less than a quarter of a million
dollars, divided about equally between j
rodents and weeds.
An order for 1000 ounces of strych
rine was placed several days ago, but |
if other parts of the county call for j
dents combined caused a
anywhere near as much as the Pleas -1
ant Valley section, there will not be]
near enough. The farmers have or- ]
ganized, with leaders in every district.
and every farmer ordering strychnin« [
must have his order approved by the j
district leader who is acquainted with
conditions, and the extent of the dam
age done. This will act as a check ]
upon anyone who may overestimate J
his requirements. ^_ j
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Lake laper He Favor» Aid for F ar ' ]
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h cuises are among the things which D.
W. Davis, Idaho s governor-elect, views j
as the state s principal needs, and for
which he intends to exert every effort I
during his tenure, according to an in
terview which he gave to the Salt
Lake Tribune Saturdey. The inter
view said: ,
••D. M Davis, governor elect of
Idaho, spent yesterday in Salt Lake
looking after private bus ness affairs
• Idaho's three pr.nc pal needs, as I ,
»ee them, are agricultural develop
ment. increased marketing facilities,
and bonded warehouses, and I shall
exert every' effort to provide for these |
things. I feel confident that we shall
be able, without loss of time, to pass
legislation establishing a system of !
bonded warehouses which are badly ]
needed. Such legislation was one of j
«he principal issues of the campaign.'
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There has been a^alertai Increase
,n the number of^u cas« within Jhfc
Past four'days. Among them are the I
family of A. O. Garten, eight . ..
hers: children of Mr. and .Ir.. . |
PahTberg T S AbereîSibie Mr Wil
coxand g Ô s'Wennstrom at the First
Naüonal Bank Pat Field Mrs v H " |
National nan . . War-1
DAVIS GIVES m>T
OF RIS POLICIES
Agricultural development, increased
marketing facilities and bonded ware
FU IS INCRE ASING.
Relaxing of Precaution« Results In
Unexpected Spread of Epidemic— j
Help Needed to fare for Sick.
the Kennedy family.
Grothe, and Mrs. Soell.
There are said to be a number of
(hers, who are caring for themselves
and have not reported. The Red Cross
is seeking aid in the care of some af
the sick. Anyone willing to nurse t ie
sick, to go in and straighten up the
homes, or to prepare food, are
quested to phone Miss Florence Bar
ber at the county offices during the
day or at 115J evenings.
An Amsterdam dispatch says that |
officers of the German air service took i
the crown prince and his eldest son j
to a place of safety after the signing
of the armistice.
The Bolsheviki strike in Switzer
land has come to an end. It was sup
uressed by the government.
Bombers attempted to wreck the
Youngstown. Ohio. Herald Friday. A
bomb placed just outside the press
exploded, breaking windows and
otherwise damaging the building. The
paper was strongly pro-ally.
The new German government has
issued an appeal to peasants asking
for the formation of peasant councils
for the purpose of organizing the food
supply. The appeal says that such vol
than bureaucratic organization and
recourse to compulsory
The influenza epidemic has been
checked in army camps.
Nearly 5000 workers employed on
government construction at Brooklyn
»truck las' week because their ov<-r
1 i was cut off. Ma iv of them
making from $57 to $60 per week.
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Sunday work. +
Monday morning the draft +
board received a wire from the +
adjutant general to call the +
examinations off. Hence the +
second lot of notices. If any +
of the draftees have received +
the first card and not the sec- +
ond they may rest easy and +
stay at home. They are not +
wanted now. +
Physical Examination of Reg- +
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Two clerks worked all day + .j.
Sunday in the office of the lo- +
cal exemption board making + *
out and mailing notices to ap- + +
pear for physical examination +
under the draft. Monday these + *
clerks worked a good part of + +
the day notifying the 120 boys ♦!
to whom the cards had been '■
sent., not to come.
When the boys ought to have +
taken their examination the ex- +
attaining physician for the local +
board was sick, and Dr Schlitz ♦
was too busy to make the ex- +
amination. The adjutant gener- +
al's office appointed a Poca- +
tello physician to make the ex- ♦
aminations but the flu got so ♦
busy there that he refused to +
come. Thus things dfifted un- ♦
til Saturday, when the local +
hoard got one of the most el- +
oquent roasts from the adju- +
tant general's office imaginable ♦
—so eloquent that It was de- +
cided that possibly the report +
that the war had been declared 1
off was a mistake. Hence the +
i»trants Called Off.
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j TO SPEED THE RETURN
OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS.
] Chairman Hurley of the Shipping
Board Making Plan» to Speed Re
[ tnrn of Soldiers.
On the eve of his sailing for Europe
Friday night, Chairman Hurley of the
] United States Shipping Board stated
J that it was the intention of the gov
j ernment to return to his counrv a
I large number of he forces now in Eu
| rope. His trip to Europs is for the
j purpose of consulting with , the mili
] tary commanders and shipping ex
I perts of the allied nations so that
plans can be perfected. To offset the
] withdrawal of British tonnage former
I ly engaged in transporting troops, Mr.
Hurley hopes to utilize 25 or 30 Ger- ]
man and Austrian liners with aceom
, i iodation for 4.000 men each. In eom
p( , nsat j on f or the l]se 0 f these vessels,!
j hc said food wouW bp sent t0 , he '
of central E „ r0 pe on their re- 1
Eur ] PT ?a j d t he shipping board
, d bp nblp to bring baoU trf m ps
af rate of 300 000 a month 1f the
, war department wants them brought |
bàck fhat fast Hp wiI1 mPet General I
P( , rshj at thp Ameri can field head-,
rt to discUBS tbp details of re-1
I , urni tbp soldiprg .
N P imte Concur» in Bill to Stop Sale
final legislative action was taken
ytondav by the senate on the national
wartime prohibition bill, effective Julyj
1 next and continuing during demob-1
ilization. The measure will go Thurs-j
day to President Wilson for his appro
val. which is confidently expected by
The bill would stop sales of distilled]
malt or vinous beverages June 30.
1919, and thereafter during the war!
demobiUzation . Manufacture of
^ s pow proUibitpd un .
^ fopd control law , which will
expire with the world peace treaty.
Tîle prohibition bill is in ihe form
of 3 locis,:,tive rider on an «»>***«?<*
Rnpropna,ion mp nsure providing| .,
«bout *12.000.000 for stimulating ag
fin'Dural nroduction |
Effect of the legislation, even if
approved by the president, is the sub
iect of warm dispute, which many of
serve divisions are being received,
First consideration is being given to
youths seeking to return to school or
to positions in civil life which they
gave up to join the navy. It is esti-j
PROHIBITION RIDER PASSES.
of Liquor Affpr .lune 30. 1919.
mPmbers of egress
wlI] bavp <et ,| e
fOUr,s na ' e
would make prohibition effective "af
ter June 30. 1919. until the conclu
sion of the present war. and thereaf
ter until the termination of demobili
zation. tbe date of which shall be de
termined and proclaimed by the pres
50,0t H) Men Mill Be Released From
Reduction of the enlisted strength
the navy has commenced, and ap
plications for discharge hy men both
in the regular service and in the re
mated that there will be approximate
ly 50 000 discharged during the next
Famine anti Murder is Bolshevik Plan
Secretary Balfour says information
at the disposal of the British govern
ment ts to the effect that the delib
erate policy of the Bolshevik govern
ment is one of extermination by star
vation, murder and wholesale execu
tions of all persons who do not sup
port their regime.
The proposed dry amenderont to
the constitution of Minesota failed to
carry hy 756 votes.
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APPLICATION FOR i HKIST.MAS PARCEL CARTON.
An individual who should have received a label but who did not
receive it or w ho has lost or destroyed it, may receive a carton not ear
lier than November 21st by signing the following statement at any Ked
Such parties should cut this form
Cross Christmas Parcel Station,
out and bring it to the Red Cross rooms, because no other forms are
The undersigned hereby makes application to forward to
American Expeditionary Forces, a Christmas package.
. is nearest living relative in the
signed hereby declares that
United States of the proposed recipeient; that
this man's label from abroad; and that should such label be received
has not received
knowledge and br
and that to the best of
it will not be used;
lief only one Christmas parcel will be sent to the proposed recipient.
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The Pottsdam soldiers' and work- t
men's committee learns that William *
Hohenzollern intends to return to
Germany because of disturbances in
Holland, according to a Copenhagen
dispatch. The Local Anzeiger of Ber
i f wv
un states that he is likely to be per-1
mined to return. Prince Fhtel Fred
orick son 0 f tbe former emperor, has
ppriea i ed to b j S comrades of the Pots
Kelenseri Prisoners Reach Yank Line«
Russians. Italians. French and Ru
., ianians bv thousands streamed into
Vn . prican , inPS „orheast of Verdun
| Sunday. They had all been prisoners
wap -p bp qnegtjon of feeding and
bous ; nK them is taxing the army and j
fbe var j ous organizations which have
;:- ri r ishing ,he Americans wlth
tav started' to transfer them to Ver
bv trucks w hich had hauled sup
piles for the American advanced
Owing to the shortage of food Sat
«>rdav two horses were killed at Spin
•ourf but this meat only half satisfied
>> e Russians freed by Germans sev
• l Ha vs am
' Alrea'dv the Americans are starting
■ „, otinns where they
»re -rvin g coffee bread and canned
, , released i.ris
meat. In OPf ' , ta " p f' r '** l k ' d .
to «n prs ™ shp ^ an be fore
^ " ,th bread, cleaning it e
the crowd could beco„,rolled.
-tain garrison, to place themselves at
the disposal of the new government
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Hundred» of Yank f'aptiyes Return
ing to American Line».
A dispatch from the front in France
Saturday says that hundreds of Amer
•can prisoners, released by the Ger
mans. were pouring across the Amer
'can lines. Many of these walked 24
hours in freezing weather with little
food. They said the Germans evacua
ted and ieft them to their own re
sources. The arrivals include troops
from Texas. Ohio, Illinois. Michigan.
Wisconsin. California and Washington
None of the men had overcoats and
they wore a motley collection of
clothing. Some .who wore German uni
forms. had been working at sawmills
and on farms.
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Andrew Neu has been on the sick
list for several weeks and is improv- Mr.
ing very slowly. t'
^-j ck oiasen has rented his farm to ,he
Jacob Miller and is taking life easy.
Herman Martens and family arc
leaving this week for Nampa. Idaho. the
where he bought a place recently. His bo
many friends are sorry to see him .\|
Mr. and Mrs. John Henev spent a
pleasant Sunday with Mr and Mrs.
George Dockter. f
Some of our patriotic farmers are
lline their wheat and buving barlev
Hugo Martens and Ernest Eyman
motored to Pocatello Sunday and vis
ited Bill Martens, who is working for
the railroad company.
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Fred Richards is puite ill with in
f^enza at the home of E H. Davis.
The ,wo b, ?>' s of L - R pT'
nns are Pneumonia fol
lowing influenza. All of the family had
f*" hu» are getting along fine.
Bert Noble, the 11-year-old son of
and Mrs. John Noble, died at the
family home of pneumonia due to tn
aftpr a J ev i. da >' ? ' '""«"vî"*
tetTuent at the Pauline cemetery- This
third child in the Noble family
to die in a little less than two years
. Conrad W. Weideman left Monday
for a training camp. He is expected
e h . tJ dup to tbe wa r ending
h< . fo „, hP reac hed camp.
John Bowen Is ill at Malad with
influenza. He was returning home
from bis daughter's funeral when ta
t« feed their stock, thus going to lots
of trouble to save wheat for human
After a serious work of nursing in
Hetch has re
up his duties in the Pleasant «alley
turned safely and is ready to take
From the talk and preparations be
ing made, there will be ao more squir
rels and rabbits in Pleasant Valley
Misses Sophia and Emelia Radke
br.ve been looking after the farm of
their mother while she was nursing
her son Emanuel in the hospital, who I
has been very sick. Much to the joy of
bis friends, he passed through the
danger zone and arrived home Sat
Dan Wohlgemuth is feeling twice as
big as usual since the arrival of a
Mr. and Mrs NT. L. Adolf were the
guests of Mr and Mrs. Rudolf Rast
last Tuesday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Colfelt Mr. and 1
Mrs. Robert Schmidt, enjoyed the hos
pltalitv of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Adolf
Influenza has almost left the val
ley. The worst case? were at the homes '
o* Rojiert Radke. Jacob Neu. John < I
Tiede. Mrs. M. Radke. Ixtuie Adolf and
Emanue' Radke. ;'
Louie Adolf and John Tiede enjoy
the .duck hunting very much. If any- '
one wants them towards evening he ''
will have to call at some straw stack
or on the river
Hugo Rast and family are leaving
this prosperous neighborhood and are
moving to Aberdeen.
Christ Walter and family took a joy
rido last Sunday and visited Mr and!
Mrs Jacob Ills.
Dan Rast is enjoying health again ;
after a week of illness.
Two of the Bannock valley citizens
were elected at the recent election
Mr. Allard as representative and Ed
England as commissioner.
Mrs. Albert Poppie is sick with in
Mrs. Heber VA'oods is still very ill.
Mrs. Dale Butler is visiting in Ma
lad with relatives.
We had a genuine blizzard here last
Friday which made it disagreeable for
Mr and Mrs. .1 E. Keeler and family
went to Pocatello Wednesday on a
business and pleasure trip.
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+ Ab a result
made in Lille
of the Department of the North
of France, very precise charges +
have been made out against +
German officers guilty of hav- ♦
ing ordered or themselves hav
ing committed shocking crimes.
In the presence of evidence that
has been revealed by a commis
sion of inquiry, the under sec
retary of state at the ministry
* of justice has ordered that
+ criminal proceedings be institu
+ ted at once against the German
+ officers in question. They will
be tried by court martial in
+ their absence if the allies are
+ unable to secure their arrest.
! * bu > whatever sentence may be +
* passed will remain valid T !
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,,l last ni?bf ,hp Bttle hoys had sub 1
bribed one-twelfth of Power county's
allotment They are short of the one
twelfth but $3.66. and they are still of
coming forward. When Friday's Press
came out several of the boys who had
teen missed, started on a hunt for
Mr. Torrance, and did not stop till
t' :P >' found him And they added to *o
,he amount he has to report, the sum
*114.50. making a grand total of f
#413 contributed by them.
The following subscriptions
and the region
VICTORY ROYS DOING FINE.
They Hate Snb»crihe<l Almost One
Twelfth of County'» Quota.
The big boys are going to wake up
and find themselves distanced.
given to Mr. Torrance Saturday and
Monday, and most of the hoys hunted
Mr. Torrance up in order to give them,
They are volunteer subscriptions in
the strictest sense. As some of the
bo ys have to earn the money pledged,
.\| r . Torrance requests that anyone
a report the fact to him. and he will be
c'ad to see that the boy is supplied,
Some of the boys who have made sub
-triptions are only 7 years old and
'liere is not much they can do except
the running of errands. Others of the
boys can do almost anything
L. E. Barnard
who has work that the boys can do.
I .a 1 ren< e S'ir<-n»n
George Gronkhite ...
of Rcland Allred
James O Andrews
I Alfred Alfonso Gravott
of Gfen Hewitt
, Henry Ringe Jr
1 her.es Zeik
' Myron Telford
< I 'den Brown
;' on Uclford
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' bar.es Smith
he '' ebon Allen
A world's record for cyclones was
plobab jy established at Prague. Okla -1
homa. Saturday when three twisters]
hit within an hour. One person was
arolind which 150 children were play
inE , esg tbap an hour ppgspd bpfore |
another twister passed just outside 1
town doing: considerable damage i 1
jp rlira i districts. Fifteen minutes la-1
ter a third struck, doing much dam-|
age npar , be village.
Tliree Cyclone» Hit Oklahoma Town «
Mithin an Hour.
Koch Merely Asked for Return of
In answer to German claims that
surrender of 5000 locomotives and
150,000 railroad ears, as demanded by
the allies would bring famine upon
the country. Stephane Lauzane. head
of the official French bureau of in
formation. declared Saturday that
Marshal Foch had imposed upon the
enemy merely a restitution of roll
ing stock which its armies had seized
in Belgium and northern France in
the early days of the war.
Train service between Belgium and
France is due to be resumed today.
The Belgium parliament will meet
Rrussles the latter part of this
No more candidates will be admit
ted to officers training schools. Can
didates who successfully complete the
course will be commissioned in the
reserve corps and placed on the inac
I PRESIDENT JOSEPH F. SMITH
| HIES A1 TER LONG ILL V ESS.
Aired Head of Mormon Church suf
fered Stroke of Paralysis Scierai
Month» tiro and Ha» Appeared in
Publie But Once Since.
President Smith succeeded to the
! piesldency of his church and to the
I leadership of the Mormon people in
troublous times in the state of Utah.
: By fine judgment and innate kindness
he overcame the animosities which be
set the people of that state hut a few
years ago, and long since these have
been forgotten. President Smith lived
see the day when men and women
f ail shades of religious belief freely
acknowledged his wise leadership in
1 his church and in the industries of
the state of Utah For many years the
aged leader has received the homage
of friends scattered far and wide on
each recurring birthday anniversary,
President Smith, from the day tha*
America entered into the great war
just come to a close urged his people
*o do all in their power to uphold
the American government and the men
f ,f the army and navy. In the fall of
Joseph F Smith, president of the
j< hurch of Jesus Christ of letter Day
i Saints, died at his home in Salt Lake
j today after a long illness. Last April
the aged leader suffered a stroke of
I paralysis and since that time has ap
; peared but at one public function of his
church, the semi-annual conference
held in the 'abernacle last month But
,a week ago the eightieth birthday an
Iniversarv of Mr Smith was observed
friends, irrespective of re
j 1916 he delivered a notable address
j n the tabernacle in Salt Lake dtv,
foretelling the entrance of America in
to tp P war. and impressing upon the
audience that if America treasured
b( . r freedom it would be worth fight
s for. His church liberally conrrlh
.«ted to Liberty bonds and other gov
be sincerely regretted wherever he
was known. Some of his most intimate
friends were not members of the reli
emus organization of which he was
the head and this fact attests to his
ernment war activities, and from his»
private means he also gave liberally.
Tbe passing of President Smith will
orth as a man among men and as
nounced. but heavy war expenses will
a considerable degree upon the amor
| tizanon plans developed to pay off the
1 f^eat bond issues that mature after
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AVORLH'S GRFATEST NATAL SI R.
RENDER DI E THls AVEEK.
This week will see the greatest naval
surrender which the world ha« ever
Witnessed. A great fleet of Ger
man battleships, battle cruisers and
ligh» cruisers and destroyers are said
to have left port Monday morning for
an unknown destination. They will b?
met by the British fleet, accompanied
by American and French representa
Gve«. and conducted to their destina
A Berlin »eleeratn received in Ara
sterdam gives this as the list of ves
Battleships—Kaiser. Kaiserin. König
Albert. Kronzprinz Wilhelm. Prinz
Regent Luitpold Markgraf. Grosser
Korfurest. Rayren. König and Fred
rich der Grosse.
Battle cruisers—Hindenbure. Der
flinger. Seydlitz. Moltke and Von Per
Ligh' cruisers—Bremen. Brummer.
Frankfort. Koeln. Dresden and Emden
The German cruiser Emden was
sunk off Falkland Islands by the Brit
fth under Admiral Sturdee. while the
Emden was sunk in the Indian ocean
after it had raided the far east. If
's probable that old ships have been
given the nantc-s of the ships sunk, or
that new ships have been built to re
to be handed over.
War Taxation AAill Continue for Sev
Americans will be paying war taxes
if til 1925. according to treasury es
« mates made Saturday. A heavy bur
j den of taxation is forecasted for at
] least six years more. The ending of
] actual fighting has cut the 191$ cost,
by $6.000.000.000 Secretary McAdoo an
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; German Protest at Surrender of Kleef
Silenced hy Admiral AAejni»».
( Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wevmss. who
was appointed to notify the German
envoys of the naval conditions of the
armistice, is credited with a phrase
which admirably reflects the respec
tive positions of the two fleets.
"It is inadmissable." the Germans
protested, "that our fleet should be
given up without having been beaten."
Facing the envoys with his monocle.
Admiral Wentyss retorted; "It had
only to come out."
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Declare» Huns' Debt to France 1»
LeMatin. a Paris newspaper,
dares Germany owes France $68.000.
000.000. The bill rendered is as fol
Cost of the war
Return of the 1871 indem
Interest on same
20 . 000 . 000.000
11 . 000 . 000.000
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