Newspaper Page Text
American Falls Press
* Hl ÜBER ». AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8. 1918. VOLUME XIX. ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + + + ♦ BIG LAND SLAE CANCELLED ON ACCOUNT OF THE FLU * ♦ Board of Health Intervenes at Last Minute —Some Disappointed, Others Pleased, Because Sale Was Not Al lowed to Be Held. ♦ ♦ The sale of approximately eleven thousand acre« of state land within Power county, which was advertised for yesterday, was cancelled by order of the city board of health, on account of the danger of spreading the flu. Action was not taken until Wednes day evening, when the city council met and passed ordinances closing everything as tight as possible with out shutting up places of business. This action was taken because of the new strangle hold which the flu had gained during the past few days. W. C. Whitten, of the state land de partment, was here ready to hold the sale, and was much disappointed at the action taken. Postponement of the sale will run it over into the next administration, probably until next spring or summer. There is both Joy and dissatisfaction locally, because of the postponement. Some who had come to the sale pre pared to bid, are disappointed. Others who were interested, who were unable to attend because of sickness, are very glad of the postponement, and of the latter there were not a few. This is especially true of the upper Rockland Valley, where there are from forty to sixtly cases of the flu. The lands advertised are scattered throughout the county, largest acreage in the Rockland Val ley. Some of the tracts advertised are well improved wheat farms, and among the best in the county. Some of them have good buildings, wells and other ' expensive improvements, and comparatively little of the land is unimproved. + with the |W5S] the the but the can of DENIES GIVING UP RIGHTS TO HUN THRONE Frederick AVilliam Holienzollern Still Claims to Be Crown Prince; Says War Lost at First Battle of Marne. "I have not renounced anything and 1 have not signed any documents whatever. M Frederick William Hoheuzollern, who still claims the title of crown prince of Germany, thus answered^the question of the Associated Press in the course of a lenghty conversation Tuesday, which took place In the small cottage of the village pastor on the Island of Wieringen, where he Is Interned. "However," he continued, "should the German government decide to form a republic similar to the United States or France I shall be perfectly content to return to Germany as a simple citizen ready to do anything I should even to assist my country, be happy to work as a laborer in a factory. "At present everything appears chaos in Germany, but I hope things will right themselves." Asked what in his opinion was the turning point of the war. he said: "I was convinced early in October. 1914, that we had lost the war. "I considered our position hopeless after the battle çf the Marne which we should not have lost if the chiefs of onr general staff had not suffered a. case of nerves. "I tried to persuade the general staff to seek peace then, even at a great sacrifice, going so far as to give up Alsace-Lorraine. But I was told to mind my own business and confine my activities to commanding my armies. I have proof of this." What finally brought about the downfall of the German military pow he declared, was revolution in duced by four years of hunger among Hie civilians and the troops in the rear, together with the overwhelming superiority In numbers attained by the entente powers since America's entry mi war which had undermined a a or. • into t the confidence of the German fighting forces. - - Armistice Nipped Berlin Raid Flan«. Berlin was to have been bombed b> a squadron of eight to 12 super-Hand ley-Page and De Haviland-10 air planes on the night of November 11, the date of the signing of the armi stice, according to a number of Amer ican aviators who returned Wednes dav on the transport Lapland. Forty fliers of the new and power ful aircraft had been preparing for weeks at Ford Junction. Sussex, on the English channel, to attack the German capuital. Eighteen of the av tators came home Wednesday and the remainder are still In England. AH of them had been trained tn this country for the particular purpose of attacking interior German cities Each man had received, it was said, jot boors' experience as night filers at Ellington field In Texas According to their storv. all plane had been made for dropping tons of trinitrotoluol on Berlin. The dis tance from Ford Junction to the Oer eapttal Is abo"' 5 09 intles. TEACHERS''EXAMINATION. Tbe regular teachers' examination! for all classes of certificates, which was postponed from November on ac count of influenza, will be held tn ths court room tn the court house, on December 19. 20 and 21, 1919. The teachers' institute which was also postponed will not he held this HARRIET M. WILSON, Ooiinty Superintendant. man gear ♦ ♦ Guaranteed 1919 Wheat Price ♦ 12.28, Will Stand. The guaranteed price for the ♦ ♦ 1919 wheat crop fixed at $2.26 a ♦ ♦ bushel, Chicago basis, will ♦ + stand even though the Lever ♦ ♦ act under which the price was ♦ ♦ fixed should become inopera- ♦ ♦ tive through conclusion of + ♦ peace, in the opinion of the ♦ ♦ food administration. » The administration Tuesday + ♦ night issued a statement inter- ♦ ♦ preting the Lever act and ♦ + pointing out that the law pro- ♦ + vides that "all rights or liabil- + + itles under this act arising be- + ♦ fore its termination shall con- ♦ + tinue and may be enfoseed in + + the same manner as if the act + ♦ had not terminated." Wheat growers in many + parts of the country, it was + ♦ said, have become apprehen- + + sive that the guaranteed price + + for the 1919 crop might be re- + ♦ scinded through conclusion of * ♦ peace. +*++++++*+♦++++++♦ * + ♦ ♦ ♦ + + ♦ ♦ + + SCHWAB PLEADS FOR BIG FLEET OF FARGO SHIPS Steel Maker Declares Great Merchant Marine is Essential for Ultimate Snccess of United States; Close Ties With Lahor. Four thousand men, representing virtually every branch of business and industry in the country, assembled at Atlantic City, N. J., Wednesday in a reconstruction congress, listened to messages on readjustment problems delivered by Secretary of Commerce William C. Redfield, Charles M. Schwab, head of the Bethlehem Steel corporation and director general of the emergency fleet corporation, and Harry A. Wheeler, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Mr. Schwab's appeal for a mer chant marine struck a responsive chord. A great merchant marine is essential for the ultimate success oi the United States, he said, and Its successful operation is not for the benefit of any one man or class ot men. or any one branch of business, but for the good of every citizen of the country. "I do not care," he added, "what plan may be best for the operation of these ships, so long as they are oper ated economically and so long as the expense of operation is borne by the whole people. No American shipping can be successful or enlist private capital today, as shipping is now op erated." Speaking of private owner ship of industries, Mr. Schwab said: "The real development of any great enterprise depends on the individual initiative of the American business man. I do not believe we will evet get the full economical development of any great branch of American in dustry that is not developed under pri vate enterprise and by private capi tal." a a I !W5U Elmer Hartley Arrives from France. W. M. Hartley was in from Land ing yesterday, bringing the informa tion that, his brother. Elmer Hartley, had arrived in New York from France a few days ago. and would be sent to Fort Douglas to recuperate. Elmer was wounded twice, the last time on October 4. a little earlier, but soon and was back in the line, wound was in the right arm. and the latter one in the left arm. He did no; say how serious his wound is, as he is left handed and wrote the letter with his rieht hand, under difficulties. It is serious enough to disable him for time or he would not have been the first of the 1 He suffered a flesh wound recovered The first some sect home among wounded to arrive. IW5B1 IWICKIE SAYS /^SOVJ KNOVS, READERS, SOME-~^ s N\MES i HOLLER 'BOON THINGS -Than OOHN 50 (N ME , BON JESN THE SAME I LIKE MOO ALL FiNE 'M \ VNOOLÖHN NNOR.K NOVNHERES ELSE BON HERE/M WHEN i GROW OP IM GOINO TO HANE V A NEWSPAPER OP NVN OWN, \ \ BENCHER', y , « A o •O (MAC 3 + V HOW THEY TREAT FLU IN THE ARMY. 4 Something of the experiences of the sanitary de tachment of the 145th field artillery (First Utah) in dealing with the influenza is contained in a letter re ceived by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilkinson, 1374 South Tenth East Street, from their son, Mark C. Wilkinson, a member of that organization. A record for the handling of the disease was made by the regiment, there having been only fourteen deaths out of a total of 1600 cases. The methods used by the sanitary detachment in the care of the boys and the prescriptions of the army doctors are contained in the letter. In part the letter reads: "If you only knew what a time we have had with it (influenza) you will all be on the lookout for it. Take lots of laxative and keep the nose and throat washed out with hot salt water. Do it five or six times a day. If any of you get the symptoms of it start tak ing calomel in one-half grain doses every half hour for five doses and then two hours after the last dose take epsom salts. Later begin taking five grains of asperin and five grains of quinine as one dose. Take this every three hours until five doses have been taken and in the meantime keep in the open as much as pos sible and away from a hot room. Go to bed outside if possible, the main thing being to keep dry and warm, with lots of fresh air. Look out for the setback. That is what gets 'em. They feel fine for two or three days and then the fever jumps to 102 or 103 degrees. To build up after an attack take some tonic after each meal in water. Nine cases out of ten suffer from cough and of lame back after having had an at tack. Take asperin for three or four days and it us ually relieves it. We have been in quarantine ever since we hit the camp, but it will not be long now before we are out. Only three cases in the regiment today (Octo ber 30)._._._ ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ ♦ + + ♦ + ♦ ♦ + + + + •F + + + ♦ + + + + ]♦ I .. .. .. .. Tell all the mothers not to worry, as the little old sanitary detachment is taking the best of care of their boys and that they will be all right from now on. We still hold the wonderful record of fourteen cases lost out of 1600. Am writing this with my gas mask on, as we have just had a gas alarm. The damn things are sure a nuisance, but they are our best friends."—Salt Lake Tribune. EX-KAISER WILLIAM MI ST BE GIVEN I F British Government Will Fress Allies to Demand Surrender—Defer Ac tion Until President Wilson Arrives in Enrope. -V • demand on Any action looking i«. Holland for the extradition of William Hohenzollern will be held in abey ance until President Wilson reaches Europe, according to information at the state department. The British nd French governments already have been examining into the legal ques tions which might be involved in any efforts to bring the former kaiser to trial. President Wilson, so far as officials now in Washington are aware, never has expressed himself on the subject. Andrew Bonar Law,, the chancellor o' the exchequer Tuesday made the statement that the British government had decided to press the allies as •rongly as possible that the surren der of former Emperor William should hi demanded and that he should stand trial. The chancellor also annôunced that I he government had appointed a examine scientifically 1 com mlssioner to into the question of how much the enemy would be able to pay. As Colonel E. M. House, the Ameri representative, was unable to at tend the allied conference in London Monday and Tuesday, Mr. Bonar Law added, it was impossible that a de ririon could be reached on any point. He was, therefore, now only express ing the views of the British govern- ! ment The correspondent at Amsterdam of •he Dally Express calls attention to Pmnernr Wil -1 ZSSttSZtZSfi J* ; a "'phools "It is obvious that telegraphic com munication between Amerongen and Berlin is neither out—as might he ex pected in the case of communication between and exiled monarch and rev olutionlsts—nor is It subject to the delay that all messages sent by ordt mortals meet with. Many per conslder that both the document and the manner of its publtcatior more than ever justify the allies in keeping a watchful eye on William.' William Hohenzollern wears a dc Jected appearance, according to the Telegraph's correspondent at Amer ongen. Holland, who says that he haa talked with "some one who has come much In contact with the exile." This person Is quoted as follows: "The former emperor wore an air of relief when he arrived at Ameron gen, but that soon vanished, hts eheerly wits cannot now roase , an nary sons Even a The distin him from moodiness, gtiished fugitive has tarnpr tn his heart." Herr Hohenzollern keeps more and more to himself and is constantly less inclined to go about. The correspon dent says that his information took him to an unfrequented place from which an unshaded window in the Pointing to the castle was visible, window, the gentleman said: "The former emperor sits at that window writing as if against time, hour after hour." IWS5J WIPE 'EM OUT! Never again will Kaiser Bill reign and boss hts bum Boches around; he's made his last play, he's gone far away, he's huniting a hole in the ground. He was only a fake, hts birth a mistake, he was born with the soul of a brute; his army's disbanded, he's friendless and stranded, he's a hope less, disgruntled, ex-plute! In Hoi land he's hiding, in Dutchland abld ing. while ,the Allies are weaving a rope; he's licked and he knows it, he's yellow and shows it, he's sorry he sprung his "Me und Gott" dope, His nerve is expended, he'll soon be suspended and swing by his neck in the breeze; he's whining and cringing before long he'll be singeing—be scorching where pretzels won't freeze The people are waking, they're tired of this faking, of "kings" that are camouflaged deuces; the race has been drowsing, at last it's arousing— arousing and dumping these "royal" Nick's salted away, Bill's excuses, ! the next we will slay, soon we will wipe out the whole worthless breed; »n sin they're begotten, they're Inbred and rot en-a bunch of degenerates -1 the world doesnt need. Weve spent ; ggjf STA-JS/VS have battled defending these gnobs The Yankee boys fought 'em. that we bought 'em, and they'll round up the rest of the scamp8i hut we've got to get busy If help make 'em dizzy—we've got (Q get busy and buy some War st ampe! in j . , . ... Notice la hereby given that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the C. B. Wade ranch on Horse Island, at 2 o'clock p. m. on Saturday. December 29, the following described estray animal: One bay colt, Coming two years old. branded G T on left shoulder; star in forehead, —Earl Wavl and Bowman. -JW55I SALE OF ESTRAY. D. B. JEFFRIES. •he riff 114 1 « 17 »4 ++♦♦++++♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ + Flu ran»«* 900,000 Death« In ♦ Three Month«. V + ♦ 4 ♦ Between 300,000 and 350,000 ♦ ♦ deaths from influenza and ♦ + pneumonia have occurred ♦ ♦ among the civilian population ♦ ♦ of the United States since Sep- ♦ ♦ tember 15, acmordlng to esti- ♦ ♦ mates Wednesday of the pub- ♦ + lie health service. These cal- ♦ ♦ culations were based on re- ♦ ♦ ports from cities and states- * ♦ keeping accurate records, and ♦ + public health officials believe ♦ + they are conservative. ♦ The epidemic still preststs, + but deaths are much less nu- + ♦ merous, according to reports + ♦ reaching Washington. + Insurance companies have + + been hard hit by the epidemic. * + government reports indicate. + + although there are no figures + •F available to show total losses + + sustained by the companies. + + The government incurred lia- + + bilities of more than $170,000,- + ♦ 000 in connection with life in- + + surance carried by soldiers in + army camps, not including ♦ + those in Europe. About 20,000 + + deaths occurred in the camps + ]♦ in the United States, war de- ♦ + partment records sho * ♦ ! + + + ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + + + + + « +♦*++*++♦+++*+♦*++ ♦ STORIES FROM THE BAT TLE FRONT. + <• ++*+++++*+++++♦+++ and uted. form During a great battle the work of the medical staff is enormous and per formed under difficulties which are appalling to the lay mind. The doc tors stand up to it bravely, however, and are inclined to make light of their services. "I have worked day after day and night after night with out rest," writes Dr. Frank H. Mc Gregor to his brother at Chickasha. Okla.. "but the stimulus of the battles <eems to hold one to it." This brief sketch of Dr. McGregors experience during the push on the Marne is taken from the Mangum Star: We have just come out of the trenches for a much-needed rest, when Old Jerry started the push against the French on the Marne. My division was immediately entrained for that front and in forty-eight hours we were giving the Boches h—1. met him again in the open Where he had broken through and gave him the surprise of his life, as he was sure the Highland Division was up Flanders We immediately attacked with We not in lust first, visit We ton. guns ied left tory of ed ed way. the French on either side, only stopt him. hut we sent his line rolling backward, and, thank God. they are still rolling. However, we had an awful struggle and our casual ties were heavy, long weary days before we returned. We were two weeks without having our clothes off or dugouts, and as the Boche hept up a tremendous amount of shelling to his retreat, hell could not have We fought for ten We had not trenches cover been a hotter place. The medical of ficers had to place their dressing-sta tions right up in the lines and attend the wounded under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, to come through it. so intense it seemed that shells were hitting everywhere hut happened to be standing, another of our gallant officers paid I never expected The shelling was where one One after the great price and are now sleeping in the valley of the Marne 1> neath French soli that has become sacred after so much bloody fighting. Time after time our hoys charged into the face of a liquid hell and time after time pushed the tenacious hack who clung to everyg^^^H a ground that had cost them so dearly it, i lost a score of dear friend^n the Highland Division, tain who was killed while launching be our second great attack was the fifth in son to die on French and Belgian soil, Another young lieutenant only nine teen years of age was the fourth and ] a gt son to make the great sacrifice. But still they "carry on" without a are murmur. Such Is the fortitude of the British. A Scottish gentleman is a gentleman par excellence, and God never put braver hearts in any race. When we were relieved and had the opportunity, we gathered our remain ing dead and buried them on the field where they had fought so nobly, and died in the cause of liberty I shall forget the sad, touching lament nlayed over the graves of the High land pipers, "The Flower ha' Wither ed Awa'." And a sadder and more weird piece of music I never want to hear. tie and used to seeing onr comrades fall. •o Bornes foot of One gallant cap and the If got ... will the old. in never We have all grown old in bat But in this wonderful natural set ting of vales and wooded hills, with a wet sun hanging low In the west, with villages close by laid low by the de vastation of war, and the stench of the battle-field permeating the air. the pipe music, with its wild, weird sadness, had its effect on all present, and as the last notes died away we saluted the gallant dead, turned and walked silently away with a pang in our hearts and tears in our eyes for the first time since the battle began. W. C. Gregory was a business vis itor from Pocatello yesterday All Europe Is looking to America for food supplies. Some of the nations ars in dire distress. LID IS ON TIGHT IN AMERICAN FALLS Business Houses Placed Under Strict Regulations for Ten Day Period in Effort to Overcome the Spread of Influenza. The lid is on real tight in Ameri can Falls until December 16, In an attempt to stamp out the flu. If a strict observance of the regulations fails to accomplish the .purpose, or to show material benefits, the other ex treme is likely to be employed and everything thrown open. This is the opinion reflected at the meeting of the city council Wednes day night when the ordinances were passed to put strict regulations into effect. All business houses are required to close early, and none are to permit more patrons in their establishments at any one time than there are clerks to wait on them. During the present week there has been a large increase in the number of flu victims. Just how many cases there are is not known, but the situa tion is believed to be as had as it has ! been at any time since the epidemic first made its appearance. Several are sick who show symptoms of the ffu, but the cases have not developed far enough to make it certain wheth er they have the disease or not. The bad cases, as a rule, are being taken to the hospital, and there are four serious cases there now. It has been decided to postpone the opening of the schools until after the holidays. Churches may be permit ted to open earlier, but for the pres ent all indoor and outdoor meetings are under the ban. The city ordinances were ordered published in both papers, circulars and placards were printed and distrib uted. and the public is asked to con form to the regulations imposed as strictly as possible. IWS5J IWS5J WILSON BEGINS JOURNEY TO PEACE CONFERENCE tin id President Sails for Enrope Greaest Demonstration Elver Held in Port of New York; Bent on At taining Just World Peace anil De struction of Militarism. Bound on a mission, the principal objects of which are the abolition of militarism and the attainment of a lust world peace, Woodrow Wilson, first, president of the United States to visit Europe while in office, was Wed nesday night speeding across the At lantic toward France to attend the areatest international conference in history. On the transport George Washing ton. one-time German passenger liner, manned by a navy crew and with deck guns ready for action, and accompan ied by a naval convoy, the president, left New York harbor amid a demon stration without parallel in the his tory ot the port. The president took his place on the flying hridge as the great ship moved River craft, and ship* of many nations dipped flags and toot ed whistles and thousands of persons bade him Godspeed in rheers and flag waving« from skyscrapers and piers. Off Quarantine, where Staten Island throngs waved and shouted a second farewell and monitors, gunboats and artillery men at Fort Hamilton join ed In saluting gunfire, the George Washington met its ocean convoy— dreadnaught Pennsylvania With her down the bay. the super and a quintet of destroyers ''ffieial consort and 10 other destroy-' rr- which joined the fleet for a cruise limit of American territorial the George Wsahington dlsap •o the waters, pt-ared over the eastern horizon short ly after noon. Mr Wilson left his native shores, according to persons who conferre« with him before the George Washing sailed, determined against mill tarism in any form. of ton wssi NE VIM Y EVERY ROY HOME HV8 ITS FLU CAS1 Maurice R. Myers and H. R. Wallis, who visited Roy Wednesday, brought hack the report that nearly every home tn the vicinity of Roy had one more flu cases Some entire families are down. Fortunately, there are very few eases that are considered dangerous. R. Keisson is reported to be quite seriously ill. and Mrs J D. Lower and daughter. Hazel, are re covering from serious Illness. The situation Is as bad. in the opin ion of Mr. Myers and Mr. Wallis, so far as the number of cases is con cerned. as it was at Rockland '*nen the epidemic was at it» height 'herp. But there are fewer who are in a ser ious condition. All the Reimans, the families ot Mrs Daniel Reiman. John Reiman land August Reiman, are down and being looked after hv neighbor* or are One or two nurses would be very use ful »here at this time if they can bt secured. - Yankees Played Immortal Role. from General In a recent report Pershing to the Secretary of War. h« pays a high tribute to the boys who manned the trenches for America in the world war -While the troops were untried they proved equal to every demand made upon them. It takes a Yankee to do it every time. victims of a recent 100 people were gaake in Chili.