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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
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
"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
"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
• into t
the confidence of the German fighting
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.
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
Ooiinty Superintendant.

♦ 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.


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
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
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
He suffered a flesh wound
The first
sect home among
wounded to arrive.
-Than OOHN 50 (N ME , BON JESN
\ \ BENCHER', y
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(MAC 3
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)._._._






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
British Government Will Fress Allies
to Demand Surrender—Defer Ac
tion Until President Wilson Arrives
in Enrope.
• 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
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
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- !
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
The distin
him from moodiness,
gtiished fugitive has tarnpr tn his
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."
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
! 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
—Earl Wavl and Bowman.
•he riff
114 1 « 17 »4

+ Flu ran»«* 900,000 Death« In ♦
Three Month«.

♦ 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
♦ !
+ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

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
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
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
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
tie and used to seeing onr comrades
foot of
One gallant cap
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.
Business Houses Placed Under Strict
Regulations for Ten Day Period in
Effort to Overcome the Spread of
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
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.
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
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
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.
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*
One or two nurses would be very use
ful »here at this time if they can bt
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
victims of a recent
100 people were
gaake in Chili.

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