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AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTV, IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 191*. NUMBER «. VOLUME XIX. MEMORIAL SHAFT PROPOSED FOR POWER COUNTY HEROES Suggestion Meets With Hearty Ap proval and Needs Only Leadership Vitalize It Into Action—All Would be Hlad to Contribute. to A suggestion has been made that a memorial shaft be erected, when the boys return home and conditions be come normal, in honor ^>f the boys - who have laid down their lives in the great war. The suggestion has met with a hearty approved and little will be needed to vitalize the idea and put it into motion. There is nothing to which people will more readily and gladly contri bute. Those of the boys who return from the battle front and the camps will no doubt appreciate this recogni tion to their fallen comrades more than those who were not called to ac tive service can. It will be a proper and fitting thing to do and the idea should not be permitted to become dormant. No doubt there will be a monument erected on the state capital grounds in honor of all the boys who have made the supreme sacrifice that lib erty might endure, but this will not, and should not. preclude any county or community from paying the homage to its local heroes that it feels. Power county mourns four heroes, who, in the flower of their young man hood, laid their lives on the alter of Liberty. They battled that we might have peace; they sacrificed that we might enjoy; they died that we might live lives of our own ordering. There may be others when the final reports are made, but all hope not. Others who went were willing, if need be. to become martyrs to the cause of hu manity and freedom, but were spar ed. Those w'ho paid the forfeit are: Private David Davis. Private Albert L. Ralphs. Corporal Rolland Evans. Sergeant Fred A. Howard. We honor ourselves in honoring therm. The Council of Defense could find no more fitting close to their service than'to take the leadership in a movement to erect a handsome and fitting memorial to those who sacri ficed all in the great cause. Surely there is no one in the entire county, from the child who has reached the age of understanding to the oldest cit izen, who would not be glad to con tribute to such a purpose. I RESIDENT WILL LEAVE EARLY TO CONFER WITH LEADERS President Wilson will sail for Eu rope next week to attend the opening of the peace conference and expects to be back in Washington soon after the middle of January. Plans for the president's trip are going steadily ahead but beyond the original announcement that he would leave immediately after the conven ing of congress on December 2 no de tails have been made public. How ever, it was said Tuesday authorita tively, that the president plans to be back on American soil within six weeks after he leaves. There has been no indication when the peace conference will assemble, but the general belief here is that it will convene immediately after the Christmas holidays. The president goes in advance to confer with the entente statesmen and it is expected the broad outline of the treaty will be framed before hand with a view to its adoption soon after the conference meets. The persident was understood to have discussed his trip with members of his official family at the regular Tuesday cabjnet meeting. Reports of censorship of the news of the peace conference were met on Tuesday with the statement that not only would there be no censorship, but that the American newspapers cor respondent would be given all facili ties possible for transmitting their dispatches. Correspondents sent from this country will make the trip on a naval vessel, which will be placed at their disposal. They >will leave next Mon day ahead of the president. IW55I TROOPS PURSUED KAISER TO HOLLAND TO SLAY HIM From a special investigation in western Germany, the correspondent - of the Daily Mail at the Hague has ascertained there is considerable hos tility against the former emperor and his eldest son. says after William Hohenzollern en tered Holland 1000 German soldiers arrived at the frontier and demanded they be allowed to. pursue and kill him. They were turned back by Dutch frontier guards. The correspondent does not believe the former emperor could reach Ber lin in safety, no matter what guaran tees might be given. The former crown j prince is universally hated also. ' life in Germany, the correspondent de clares would not be worth an hour's purchase, in Holland on fears of attack. Much publicity is being given to Eitel Fredrich and August Wilhelm, respectively, the second and fourth of the. former emperor, and the correspondent's impression is that the royalists' Jiope is that through them dynastic sympathies can be maintain The correspondent fflfl He is under close guard -■U,? •■■I !W51I Herbert H. Asquith. British Liberal leader, is being opposed for a seat in the House of Commons by a woman ...po«'« principal plank is a demand for the punis'hmen; of the kaiser. WAR SAVERS OF OEM STATE FAIL IN THEIR PART Dar Savings Stamp Sales are Below Every State in Twelfth Federal Re serve District; So Says Washinirton Idaho is the tail-ender in the War Savings list for states in the twelfth fedeal reserve district, according to an official statement received at Ida ho War Savings leadquarters Mon day. and there is a considerable gap between her and Woming, which ranks next to the bottom. "We have just received today the official statement from Washington as to the standing of the various states in their War Savings sales to No vember 1," said Allen B. Raton, state War Savings secretary, Monday. "Ida ho ranks thirty-second. The other states of immediate interest to us are the states belonging to our same fed eral reserve group. Idaho is still the tail-ender of this group. Oregon ranks fifth; Washington, ninth; Nevada, eleventh; Montana, twelfth; Utah, 17th; Arizona, twenty-second; and Wyoming twenty-sixth. Surely Idaho ought not to be behind such states as Nevada. Arizona and Wyoming." "There might be some reason for Idaho's failure to show' a perform ance record equal to that of the other states in the tw'elfth federal reserve district which have had impetus given to their industries and payrolls by the allotment to them of government war contracts, 'but thery is no 'excuse which Idaho may lay claim for its be ing behind such states as Nevada. Ari zona and Wyoming in its War Sav ings sales record. "To our disappointment, we still find most of the banks in the state of Idaho either actively opposed to the War Savings Stamp idea, or simply refusing to help. This is partly be cause it is a new' idea, and partly be cause of their preconceived prejudice or notion that it would lessen the sav ings accounts in the banks. Again let me point out that in England, where the War Savings idea and the sale of War Savings Stamps has provided a far larger per cent of the income from government securities, the deposits in savings banks have grown at the same time so that hundreds upon hun dreds of millions of dollars have gone into the treasury through War Sav ings Stamps. That is cold fact, not theory. "There is reason to believe that there will be in the next Liberty Bond issue no bonds of small denominations We were promised that this would be the case in the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive, but the matter was not agreed upon in time. Furthermore, there Is goo0 reason to believe, although we have not yet had official announce ment to that effect, that the Liberty Bonds next spring will be made at tractive to the big buyer in one of sev eral possible ways, to such a degree that it will not be necessary to bring pressure to bear on the person w'ho would not otherwise want to buy bonds. This would mean that the bond issue will be absorbed chiefly through the large individuals, corpo rations and state channels, and that War Savings Stamps will be the only remaining means for the small in vestor to place his money in govern ment securities." in to de be six it the the -IW351 BARUCH TO BECOME -IW351 ASKS BARUCH TO BECOME SECRETARY OF TREASURY President Offers the 1'loce to Head of War Industries Board: Latter lies, itates. Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of the war industries board, it was under stood Wednesday, has been offered the post of secretary of the treasury to succeed Secretary McAdoo. Whether be will be nominated is Without actually it is said. Mr an open ouest ion. declining to serve. Baruch has urged upon the president strongly his belief that he should not enter the cabinet, on the ground that His wealth, largely in government and other securities, would be seriously embarrassing. The ill-health of Carter Glass, chair of the house banking and cur man rtnev committee, who also has been mentioned for the office, is said to have been influential in determining the president to ask Mr. Baruch to put aside his known objections. For director general of railroads to succeed Mr. McAdoo. Charles A. Prou ty. now director of the railroad admin istration's division of public service and accounts, is believed to be one of the men under consideration. to the the IWS5! Cancelled in U. S. War Contract* France Total $1.000,000 (MHI Contracts aggregatin $1,000.000.000 been cancelled by the American In future the ave expeditionary forces. American. British and French govern ments will pool their surplus stocks and will buy through a common pur chasing agency. Forty thousand men engaged in the American supply service will be sent to advanced areas as replacement Tl.j supply department will troons. continue its routine work. Fortv-three construction projects Orders for 2500 have been cancelled, locomotives. 61.000 railroad cars and hundreds of cranes, tugs, barges and derricks also have been cancelled. The '"ansport program has been reduced materially, while the ordnance depart ment has been cut down by two-thirds The reduction Jn the air service h not as yet been affnounced. in ? President Wilson will probably invited to visiPMÉBrmany. be TE DEUM LAUDAMUS Thanks and praise to Almighty God, who of His great mercy has shown salvation to this Republic and to all nations! Thanks and praise to Belgium, the hero nation, who at cost of her own martyrdom stood steadfast at Liege! Thanks and praise to France, who for four long, weary years dammed back the tide of Hunnish bar barism with a rampart of the bodies of her glorious sons ! * Thanks and praise to Britain, mho made at Ypres a new Thermopylae, and who for four long weary years made all earth's seas a greater Marathon ! Thanks and praise to Italy the renascent, to Japan the newly risen, to Serbia, to Portugal and Greece, to Brazil and Cuba, blazing the way of Latin America into the council chamber of the world, and to every nation, great and small, that stood for free dom. Thanks and praise to the peoples who were not yet free nations, Poles, Czechs, Slavs, Jews, and who not else, who from their bondage struck with fetter ed hands brave blows for freedom and humanity! Thanks and praise to the sons and daughters of this Republic, who gave their all to guard its rights and freedom, and to aid all neighbor nations to win a like estate ! Thanks and praise and everlasting glory to Al mighty God, who of His infinite mercy, hath brought salvation to this Republic and to all nations of man kind! —Harvey's War Weekly. STATE ELECTION RETURNS The state canvassing board com pleted its labors Tuesday, finding the ! results on state officers and consti- 1 tutional amendments to be as fol lows: Senator. Long Term Majority 32.564 its S70 13,347 19,120 18.771 ed 13,837 11.594 19.SS7 14.480 15,414 13,219 7.101 .63,587 Borah, R. Moore, D. ... .31,018 Senator, Short Term .48.467 47.497 Nugent, D. Gooding, R. Congressman, First District. French, R. Purcell, D. Congressman. Second District. Smith. R. Jeppesen, D. 27,084 11,412 15,672 32.274 18,827 Governor. .57.622 38.502 Davis, R. Samuels, D. Lieutenant Governor 54.904 - .36,123 Seeretarv of State. .52.621 .38.787 Moore, R. Zuck, D. Jones. R. Fife. D. State Auditor .51.188 .39.591 State Treasurer .56.108 .36,221 Attorney General. 52.741 .38,261 Gallet, R. Rice, D. Eagleson. R. Parker, D. Black, R. Cummings. D. Mine Inspector. 53.255 ..37.841 Constitutional Amendments. No. 1. Bell. R. Smith. D. 16.542 ...36.351 19.809 A'es. ... No . No. 2. 17.468 Yes 30,787 No No. 3. 22.147 29.448 Yes No No. 4. 18.212 .36,856 18,644 Yes No No. 5. 12.268 27,850 15,170 Y p s No - ONSERV ATI ON WEEK FOR WORLD RELIEF I Herbert Hoover in the special con ference of Federal Food Admlnlstr \t 12, 1913, ors, Tuesday. November states: That we may now advantageously abandon the use of substitutes in our wheat bread ; that we nuire economy and waste in its consumption: that for the present we need conservation in but ter and condensed milk; that ulti mately we must extend this to all the We can contemplate, at the will still re elimination of fats. most, maintaining fully three pounds per month of sugar per person of household sugar and on the present outlook, and we can by the availabil ity of Java sugars to Europe begin at once to relax more restraints on sug pending some change in Europe policies. ar Yet. with all our supplies, the world will be far deficient in its normal supply of fats for two or three years at least. Our internal policy with re gard to this group must therefore be one towards in tensest economy in consumption, if we are to carry out our high purpose of furnishing food to a famine-stricken world. The week of December first has been Week for World Relief throughout the United States. of commodities ? Conservation designated be H BRITISH TO BRING HOME FOR TY THOUSAND YANK SOLDIERS er -■ ! Seventy-Sixth Division Arrives at a F'rench Port and Is Now Embarking for United States—Part of Medical Service to Remain in England. 1 Although the British Government may be compelled to use virtually all its available transports for the re turn of its own and colonial troops, arrangements for the early transpor tation home of approximately 40,000 American troops on British ships have been effected. This includes 12,000 who have been training in England and whp have already embarked for home on British transports. There are British troops to be re turned from Mesopotamia. Italy and France to England, and there are Aus trailian, Indian. African. Canadian and other colonial forces to be return ed from France. Also there are in England and France thousands of women and children, families of col onial troops who have married there, who will require transportation. So great will be the demand on British vessels for this service, it was said, that the use of ships for American overseas forces may not be possible to any great extent for some time to come. Disucssing what England has done toward moving American troops abroad, it is authoratively stated that Bitish vessels carried 1.080.417 Amer ican troops to England and France during the war, from the embarkation norts of Newport News. Baltimore. Philadelphia, New A'ork, Boston. Port land. Me., and Montreal and Quebec. Two hundred engineers were the first to sail on a British vessels, departing May 8. 1918. followed a few days later by General Pershing and staff. These voyages. 563 in number and involving ISO British ships, terminat cd on September 30. 191S. The record was made by the Olympic, which trans norted 53.930 American troops. July. 188,560 were carried, which was the peak month. Of the more than a million troops carried, fewer than 500 were lost through war mishaps. -iWSS] BAVARIAN EXPOSE PROVES GERMANY AIDED AVAR START LmI \t Official revelations showing Ger many's guilt in conniving with Aus tria to start world war, are being made by Bavarian officials. Germany approved the ultimatum of Austria-Hungary before It was sent to Serbia in 1914. according to emphatic statements just published with official sanction in Bavaria. In a detailed account, the former Bavarian minister to Berlin describes how the Austrian ultimatum, which started the war. was held up aftijpr conslutation between Vienna and Ber lin until President Poincaire and Pre mier Viviani were on their way back from Petrograd. The Bavarian min ister sent his government a summary of the ultimatum and stated that it was clear Serbia would never accept. But Berlin, he stated, fully approved of Austria making use of the oppor tunity at the risk of broken relations. our the the re of of at It is understood the question of the extradition of the former German em peror is being considered by British law officers of the crown, who are working in close co-operation with the French authorities. Action in the premises was taken immediately after the flight of the former emperor to Holland. re in we of has the ALLIES WANT THE KAISER. PUT SAWDUST IN YANKEE'S BREVÜ Hermans Have the Prisoners Had Food and Uncomfortable Quarters. The examination of American pris oners released from German prison camp« and reaching identification camps virtually has been concluded under the direction of army surgeons. The examination indicates that the physical condition of the men in gen eral is as good as could be expected, although cases are reported where the men complained of bad treatment bad shelter and poor and insufficient food. Of several thousand men ex amined no evidence has been found of reported cases of innoculation with malignant and contagious diseases. General complaint was made by both officers and men that their food was extremely bad and their quarters uncomfortable. Specimens of bread brought back were found to contain sawdust and other coarse and inedi ble elements. In the majority of cases, however, the men said their housing and food were not much worse than the shelter and rations of the German soldiers. In one classification camp where approximately 7000 men from the al lied armies were examined one French soldier and five British soldiers corn treatment. while plained of brutal there was no complaint from any of the Americans under this head. There was general complaint at this camp of bad food, poor shelter and lack of liberty, but the conditions were no worse than had been expected by many officers. Amercans who were confined 'hi German prisons with Russians and Italians were found well satisfied with their treatment in comparison with that given the Russian and Italian soldiers. by of er ury of the to uns Tortured Priests; 49 are Cruel ly Killed. H Forty-nine Belgian priests were tor tured and put to death by the Ger mans during the occupation. Cardi nal Mercier, the primate of Belgium, declared in an interview Wednesday. He added that 12,000 men were re moved from his diocese to Germany, where they were forced to work. Oth er crimes committed by the Germans, the cardinal said, were too long and too terrible to relate briefly. The cardinal related that in the early stages of unrestricted German submarine warfare, the Marquis of Villalobar, the Spanish minister to Belgium, called on the German gov ernor-general in Brussels and asked him to intervene with Berlin to limit the submarine warfare to the belli gerents. The Spanish minister gave the governor this advice; "The Americans are exasperated and are on the verge of joining the allies, which will mean the defeat of the central empires." "We have no fear whatever of the Americans, who will never be able to help the allies." the governor-general replied hautily. the cardinal said. "An army cannot be raised in a few months. Three years at least will be necessary for them, and France and her modest ally, the British, will be crushed long before that." - ÎW55 1 - GERAI AN BATTLE FLEET WILL PROBABLY BE SUNK the part of the entente to risk the j controversies that would be likely in case of an attefnpted division of them. The inspection of the German sur rendered ships is proceeding as rap idly as possible. The fleet division of battleships and four battle cruisers and destroyers left for Scapa Flow Monday and by evening the Firth will be Cleared of them. The ships are in a deplorable state through want of paint and general neglect. The internal state of the battleships is on a par with their ex ternal appearance, mouldy, owing to the electric ventila tion system on them having been stopped. Opinion General That Teuton Navy Will he Sent to the Bottom to Avoid Controversies. After an inspection of the German battleships and cruisers held by the entente and final settlement of their ownership by the peace conference all the vessels probably will be sunk, as apparently there is no dispostion on of to it They smell -IW533 TAFT TO KEEP UP FIGHT Ä , Ex-President Taft intenV 'o "ham-i mer away on the league of nations iaea." He made this declaration Tues day. after he arrived for an address before the chamber of commerce at Former President Says He Will Ham mer Away on the Peace League Proposal. ,he l suggestion that such a league would j threaten the sovereignty of existing] nations. "No treaty has ever been made in the past." lie added, "in which these uations have not. in making these 1 the treaties, sacrificed some of their sov-| em- ereignty." When asked if he thought a league are of nations would prevent wars in the the future, he replied: the y'Tbere is always the human ele ment to be reckoned with even among to nations. A league of nations will re ; duce the probability of war." Pittsburg. He waved aside impatiently FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN HAS ALL BEEN SPENT Notice Ser*ed on Country to net Ready for Another Bip Drive. Prob» ably in April—Oovernment Ex penses this Month are Two Billion Dollars. Notice that the country must pre pare for another intensive war loan campaign, probably in the latter part of April, w'as given yesterday by Sec retary McAdoo in a letter to bankers explaining the treasury's program for floating certificates of indebtedness and bonds during the next six months. The secretary stated that plans for continuous sale of government bonds, recently discussed as a strong possi bility, had been abandoned and that plan should be made for "one more great popular campaign." Previously he had announced that the bonds to be ofTered then would be of short matur ity, less than ten years, and it has been indicated that the amount would be around five billions. Although Mr. McAdoo did not state the time of the campaign, it was learned the treasury plans tentatively to hold it the last three weeks in April. Blocks of treasury certificates of indebtedness, ranging in amount be tween $500.000,000 and $750.000,000, will be marketed every two weeks, be ginning December 5. to provide funds for running the government until pay ments for the fifth war loan begin to come in and these payments then will he used to pay off the certificates. Every bank will be expected to sub scribe 5 per cent of its gross re sources monthly to these certificates. 1 he first Issue of $600.000.000 mini mum,announced today, may be sub scribed between December 5 and De cember 10, will mature next May 6, ar.d will bear 4% per cent. This rate is not considered as affording any in dication of the interest to be borne by the fifth war loan bonds. Mr. McAdoo also disclosed that the government's expenses this month pobably will run to a new high record of $2.000.000.000 and that "the wise policy of prompt liquidation of con tacts," may increase rather than low er the government's outlays. "The proceeds of the fourth Liberty loan in excess of the amount of treas ury certificates issued in anticipation of that loan have been exhausted and the remaining installment payments to be made on subscriptions to the fourth Liberty loan will but little more than cover the treasury certif icates of indebtedness issued in anti cipation of that loan and as yet un paid. -WSS 1 - - DETAILS OF THE SINKING OF THE TIUONDEROGl Captured Officer Released by the Ar mistice Tells the Story of the Bru tality of linns. Lieut. Fulcher, describing the sink ing of the Ticonderoga to the corres pondent of the Daily Telegraph, said the Deutschland's commander left an American sailor afloat on a raft after the Ticonderoga sank, with the calm remark. "God will save him." "The first shots from the subma rine." Lieut. Fulcher said, "badly wounded the captain killed the gun crew and set our ship on fire, decks were ouicklv littered with dead. We managed to get the fire extin guished and to lower boats, but in the excitement and confusion most of the poor fellows aboard were drowned. "The submarine again attacked us. and we kept up our tire until we real ised the ship was sinking and that it was use'oss to continue. We then de cided to surrender." Although wounded, according to the correspondent. Lieut. Fulcher took a pillow slip and waved it in nlace of a white flag, a'ongside and be j ano ther American officer, aboard in t p p vessel The submarine command p) . rPVO i ver in hand, asked the lieuten Jnt wherp pi* c hief gunner was. ; e menant told him all the gunners of were killed, The The submarine came •ns taken, together The It was then that a Ger on a raft speaking American, asked for help, but the submarine commander ignored bint, exceupt "God will save him." and then left the man to his fate. man. to sav. -'W55 1 - NO FIGHTING TROOPS CAN LAND BEFORE CHRISTM A* Return of the First Line Force* Re tarded by Movement of Vessel* mid Anxilliarie*. Says Baker. No active division of the American expeditionary forces can be landed in the United States before Christmas. Secretary Raker said. The policy of returning first the thousands of cas , uals and the auxiliary troops front Eneland will postpone the movemeut of fl rst n ne troops who have been des j en ated for release by General p er shing. at said Army transportation official? Tuesdav that the steamers Minnekah ,he l da. Lapland and Orta which are bring j in g h orn e 7000 American soldiers from England, probably will arrive at New in 1 NO RED EL AG T AR IDES _ sov-| SAYS UHIU AGO > * "i, ' One of the first official ac s cago's new chief of police^v im ' the John J. Garrity was to declare " d anarchists while T am ele- flag parades in Ghlcasm ..ii? only . chief of police, ne sam. ..i, re- flag anybody needs to ny in j is the Stars and stripes. A'crk about December 2 'W55'