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Brief Notes Covering Happening« In
Thi* Country and Abroad That
Are of Legitimate Interest
to all the People.
Au emmissary of Germany's new
offensive already is in England.
The American labor delegation,
which has been visiting London, has
arrived at Havre.
Canada has lowered the age limit
for military registration from
to 19 years beglning June 30.
"over the top"
Tria Speaker is
with a comfortable lead in the race
for the 1918 batting honors of the
Turkish forces in Palestine, which
crossed the Jordan river recently,
made an attack on a British position
and were repulsed.
The British government has grate
fully accepted the offer of Egypt to
Not only has the sugar supply in
some parts of the
been short, but there has been an
actual shortage of more than 2,000.-1
000 tons annually in I he worly since
the war began.
toward war expenditures.
Vienna dispatches report Emperor
Charles leaving for the front and an
nounced greatly increased activities
along the Austro-Italian lines.
Colorado will send 150 draft regis
trants of grammar school education
May 23 to Colorado college, Colo
rado Springs, for technical training.
A French gun made a direct hit
Saturday on one of the long-range
German cannon with which Baris is
being bombarded, and put out of
Private Frank E. Carlson of St.
Paul, Minn., found guilty by general
courtmartlal of refusing to obey or
ders, was sentenced to 10 years in
Fort Leavenworth prison.
The emergency bill authorizing the
department of agriculture to spend
$19.730.893 to increase production of
food, was ordered favorably reported
by the house of congress.
A war prohibition bill which would
prohibit interstate shipment not only
of intoxicating liquors, but of ma
terials intended for their manufac
ture as well, has been Introduced In
Oovernment operation of ail Great
Lukes vessels lias been asked by
unions in an
a strike which union labor
told the shipping labor con
ference was inevitable otherwise.
Chicago.—DeWitt Clinton Prescott,
77, inventor of the Prescott steam
NOTED PERSONS DIE
New York Miss Anna Reid, the'
is critically ill at a local
Washington. The death of Mqddin
United States consul gen
Chlcago.—"Ned" Kgan, manager of
the Milwaukee baseball club of the
American Association, a suicide.
Pittsburg, Pa.—The Right Rev
Franklin Hamilton, bishop of tho
Pittsburg district of the Mettiodist
eral at Moscow, is announced.
Helena.—The body of
Waltez, a ewalthy cattle dealer, who
disappeared last week,
Monday in Lake Helena under clr
whlch are said to indi
cate foul play.
DEADLY TIDAL WAVE
GETS SUNDAY BATHERS
Two Soldiers Known to Be Dead and
11 Are Missing—Happened
Near San Diego.
San Diego. Cal.—Two soldiers are
known to be drowned and 11 other
persons are missing ns a result
the terrific tide rip at Ocean Beach,
a resort 12 miles from San Diego,
Sunday. Sixty persons were rescued.
Dozens of bathers were caught
the rise which, as the result of
rough sea and an unusually high tide,
started with scarcely a moment's
warning. Soldiers, sailors, life guards
and policemen hauled bathers out
the surf until the rescuers were
hausted. Three lifeboats were
sized in the heavy sea.
Swedes Fearing Starvation.
Stockholm.—The Swedish govern
ment Is striving t if the utmost to
tain food for the Swedish people ''who
literally are fighting against starva
tion," F. W. Thorsen, minister of
declared in a speech last week
IDAHO NEWS NOTES
At the close of the Liberty Loan
drive at Spirit Lake $63,200 was sub
scribed, with 636 subscribers,
quota was $14,400.
Coeur d.Alene handled 400 dele
gates during the inland Umpire Sun
Day school convention Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday of this week.
The body of Guy Kimbrough, who
was drowned" in the Salmon river on
April 5, was discovered Saturday.
The body was taken to Grangville.
The diverse case of Helen E. Cal
lahan against James A. Callahan,
wealthy mining man, will go to
trial at Coeur d.Alene city in the
district court on May 27.
Governor M. Alexander announces
his intention to retire from public
life after teh completion of his pres
ent term and authcftizes the state
ment that he will not be a candidate
for any office at the next general
election. It is the "last word" with
Harold A. Hands, traffic survey en
gineer for the port of Portland com
mission, has been in Lewiston re
cently making a survey of the upper
Snake river section and says that
regular steamer traffic between Port
land and Lewiston Is probable through
the port of Portland if sufficient sup
port is assured and conditions are
Boost Sale of Potatoes.
All retailers of Idaho are asked by
R. F. BlckUell. food administrator for
Idaho, to join in the campaign to
boost the sale of potatoes, but in so
doing he distinctly asks them not to
boost the . price.
Mr. Blcknell says that his atten
tion had been called to the fact that
in different parts of Idaho excessive
prices were being charged for po
tatoes, and he appeals to all re
tailors as a patriotic duty to charge a
price for potatoes not to exceed $1
cwt. until the surplus stock has been
taken care of. He says that, the
food bins are heaped with potatoes
as the answer of Idaho farmers to
iast year.s appeal for war crops, but
he says the potatoes grown through
patriotism, and, with the plentiful
supply, there is no justification for
increasing the price above the sum
It is the desire of the food adminis
tration that every one eat potatoes
and save wheat, and the suggestion is
made by Mr. Bicknell that with so
many other things scarce potatoes,
which are plentiful, should be pre
( vented from going to waste by an in
I creased consumption in the next few
Mr. Bicknell also expressed it as
a desire of the administration that
hotels and restaurants should serve
potatoes free of charge whenever pos
slble, and charge for bread and butter
instead. Potatoes, he said, are too
bulky to ship at this time when
»•< ">e ships are needed for troop
movements and for concentrated
foods, so that the best form of pa
triotism is to eat the bumper crop
1 0 j potatoes and make them help save
Mining Companies Report.
Six mining companies of the Coeur
d.Alene region earned $9,420,485
1917, according to annual reports fil
ed with tlie assessors of Shoshone
county. Idaho. These figures sug-gest
that an increase over 1916 will be
shown when tlie rest of the compa
] nies file reports. Total ijet returns
] lor 1946 were $12,114,099.
Fight companies remain to report.
Six of them earned $4,726.844
1916. If their figures are unchanged
the total of net grofits will be $13.
800,000 in 1917,
| mil follows:
The reports in de
Hercules Mining company, net prof
it, $3,690,400.52; gross tonnage, 108,
or > 2 ,ons ; expense, $6,190.678.14.
net profit. $130,812.56;
KS«*«!!"* 0, ' ton9î ex " ense
Federal (Warnerl,' net profit, $54,
884.39; gross tonnage, 143.347 tons;
j ex ,, ense $571,801.53.
( Federal (Morning), net profit, $1,
319,962.89; gross tonnage,469,079 tons
Federal (Mace), net profit. $228,
827.91; gross tonnage, 55,806 tons;
Federal (Frisco), net profit, $6,
722.45; gross tonnage, 1260 tons;
Fedefal (Burke), net profit.
748.43; gross tonnage, 5271 -tons;
Caledonia, net profit, $1.227,155.47;
gross tonnage, 38,557 tons; expense,
Ontario net profit, $7636.96; gross
tonnage, 1201 tons; expense. $25,
Bunker Hill and Sullivan, net prof
it. $2.447,285.85; gross tonnage, 493,
030 tons; expense, including royalties.
Need Thousands of Doctors.
Thousands of doctors and surgeons
throughout the country will be urged
to enroll for service to meet the grow
ing demands of the army and navy
der a plan decided upon at a meeting
in Washington of state committees
the general medical board of the conn
cil of national defense. It is expected
that 7000 will respond to the call
July 1 and 5000 more before the
of the year. Washington state must
I Myklebust Bros, of Moscow have
chased the general merchandise
I ness of Olsou-Johnson & Co. at Troy.
Weekly War News Digest
STORIES OF ACTIVITIES AND CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT
THE UNITED STATES AND ON THE BATTLE FRONTS.
FROM WASHINGTON, D. C.
Many Trained Workers Needed.
The civilian branches of the Army
and Navy are in need of thousands
of highly trained workers, and be
fore the end of 1918 these branches
must be increased by at least 20,
000, according to the Civil Service
The Ordnance Department of the
Array needs large numbers of me
chanical engineers, draftsmen, chem
ists, and metallurgists. Thousands
of inspectors are wanted to pass on
the quality of ordnance, ammunition,
and other supplies. For office work
statisticians, accountants, assistants
in business administration, and spe
cially trained clerks are needed.
The Quartermaster Corps wants
several thousand examiners and In
spectors, and passenger and freight
clerks are needed. The Signal Corps
is short of draftsmen.
The Navy lias an unlimited num
ber of places for draftsmen, and a
long list of positions for technical
workers. Practically all branches of
the service need stenographers, typ
ists, bookkeepers and clerks.
Meat for Army Use.
The Army consumes about 2,000,
000 pounds per day of fresh beef.
This necessitates the slaughter dally
of 4,000 cattle. Official inspectors
scrutinize every part of this supply
from the time it comes on the hoof
to the abattoir until it vanishes from
the mess tin of the soldier.
Prisoners of War.
Included in War Department regula
tions regarding the employment of
prisoners of war and interned enemy
aliens are the following statements;
All classes of prisoners, excepting
commissioned officers and such
others as are physically not fit for
labor, will be required to perform
work necessary for their comfort or
for the upkeep of their barracks. In
terned enemy aliens will not be held
for compulsory labor except as pro
vided in this paragraph.
Prisoners of war, excepting officers,
warrant, petty, and noncommissioned
officers, may be required to work for
the public service—they may be au
thorized to work on their own ac
count. Under exceptional circumstan
ces, when specially authorized by the
Secretary of War, they may, upon
their written request, be authorized
to work for private persons or for
corporations. Petty and noncommis
sioned officers may be authorized to
work on their own account, and, up
on their written request, may be au
thorized to work in the same manner
as other prisoners of war, except
PATRIL ATTACKS ENEMY POST.
KILLING THREE AND CAP
GIVEN BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE
Germans Attempt to Occupy Former
Trench of Our Men—Driven Off—
Heavy Artillery Takes Prom
inent Part in Fight.
With the American Army in France
May 5.—One of the American patrols
it! the Luueville sector entered the
hamlet of AnzerviJJers early this
morning and penetrated the German
line« to a distance of 300 yards. On
the way back the patrol discovered
an enemy observation post in which
were a corporal and six men. The
Americans promptly attacked, killing
three of the enemy and taking the
other four prisoners, one of »hem
in a wounded condition.
Germans Are Surprised.
The first the Germans knew that;
the American patrol was near was
when a shower of hand grenades, fol
lowed by bullets, hit the post. The
patrol ceased firing when the enemy
The Germans today again attempt
ed to occupy one of the former Amer
lean trenches in the Bois Brule west
of Apremont, in the Joui sector that
was the scene of the figh lng April
10 and 12. Soon after midn.gh he,
American patrols discovered that
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Germans had crept- into the position
with a large number of machine guns*
and tools, apparently intending to
consolidate the trenches with the
German system. * ■
The American' ariillefr went into
action quickly, .sweeping a high ex
plosive barrage back and forth across
the newly occupied ground. The guns
rained steel on the Germans until
nearly daylight, and when the patrols
went out to investigate they found
not a single enemy. Some material,
however, had bqen left behind.
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Burma Uses No Gas.
Burma is one of the very few lands
in which fas Is not used for lighting
nor Industrial purposes.
that they will be employed in a su
pervisory capacity only.
An order for labor will be regarded
as a military command, and prison
ers falling to obey such order will be [
When emplayed on work that is J
necessary for their comfort, or for
the upkeep of the prison barracks in|
which they are interned, prisoners
will receive no compensation. When
the work is done for the Government
prisoners will be paid at a rate ac
cording to the work executed; when
the work is for other branches' of
the public service or for private per
sons, the conditions of and the com
pensation for such work will be set
tled in agreement between represen
tatives of said branches or persons
and The Adjutant General of the
The wages of the prisoners shall go
toward improving their position, and
the balance shall be paid them on
their release after deducting the
cost of their maintenance.
Enrolled fop Farm Service
The enrollment of more than 102,
000 boys between 16 and 21 years of
age for farm work this season in
the boy's working reserve of the
United States Employment Service,
has been made by six States, accord
ing to an announcement by the De
partment of Labor.
Men's colleges and universities are
making prompt esponse to the re
quest of Secretary of Labor Wilson
that their students be enrolled in
the Public Service Reserve and plac
ed on farms this summer to assist in
food production. They will be placed
on farms this summer to assist in
food production. They will be placed
with farmers through the United
States Employment Service, with the
aid of the county agents of the De
partment of Agriculture.
Swimming is to be taught soldiers
in some training camps this summer
as a military requirement.
The allotment of meat purchases
for the Army, Navy, and Marine
Corps and the allies has been consoli
dated in a single bureau, with head
quarters in Chicago.
The United States Public Health
Service is in need of medical officers
for field duty in connection with the
sanitation of several civil sanitary
fied from the Medical Reserve Corps
are eligible for these positions, pro
viding they are. not suffering from
complaints that would seriously in
terfere with the performance of their
Men physically disquali
FOREIGN MINISTER SENDS NOTE
TO THE DIPLOMATS OF
OVER VLADIVOSTOK AFFAIRS
United States, England and France
Are Warned and Asked to Define
Their Attitude Toward Soviet
Moscow. Foreign Minister Tchit
c-herin has addressed the représenta
tives in Moscow of the United States,
England and France, requesting the
S p t , p( jy reca n 0 ( their consuls at Vlad
| VO stok and an investigation of their
alleged participation In negotiations
to have been conducted between
the Peking embassies f the powers
name d and the Siberian
government. They are also asked to
define their attitude toward the so
viet government and explain what the
minister alludes to as the attempts
01 , representatives to interfere
with the internal life of Russia.
NEW CONCRETE VESSEL
AVERAGES 11 KNOTS
Successful Trial Trip Is Made by New
Boat in San Francisco Bay
Qan Fr , nclsco ._ The 8teamer Fakh
largest coucrete 8hlp in th
buiH b the San Francisco
Shipbuilding company, was given
successful trial trip here Sunday, av
eraging more than 11 knots an hour
in Us four passages over the official
Navigators had expected the ves
sel's engines to develop an average
speed of 10 knots an hour.
Flagler Estate Enormous.
Louisville, Ky.—Evidence tending
show that the estate of Mrs. Mary
Lily Flagler Bingham, widow of Hen
ry M. Flagler of New York and sec
ond wife of Judge Robert W. Bing
ham of Louisville, may reach $130,
000,000 and possibly $150,000,000, has
been introduced here to get the taxes
WILL SPARE THE LIVES
OF SENTENCED SOLDIERS
The President Intercedes in Behalf of
the Four Ordered to Be Shot
Washington.—President Wilson dis
proved Saturday the sentence of
four American soldiers in France or
dered to be shot.
Sentences of two of the men. Pri
vates Olon Ledoyen and Stanley G.
Fishback, were commuted to three
D. Sebastian and Jess Cook were
granted full pardons,
tian and Cook, the president said he
did so in view of their extreme youth
and the fact that their offense was
wholly free from conscious disregard
of duty. Both were ordered sent back
In granting full pardon to Sebas
to their companies.
Sebastian and Cook were convicted
of sleeping at sentry posts. Ledoyen
and Fishback were sentenced for dis
First of the Kind.
Because they were understood to
be the first of the kind in the expe
ditionary forces, the four cases have
attracted considerable attention.
Gefieral Pershing, under army regu
lations, holds specific authority to
carry out sentences imposed by mili
tary counts, but he referred the rec
ord of the proceedings to the war de
partment for final review and, through
the department, to the president.
Officials of the judge advocate gen
eral's department spent weeks in
carefully reviewing the testimony,
finally deciding that the court's ac
tion had been legal throughout and
upholding the sentences.
WILL TAKE OFF THIRD
IF OUR PASSENGER TRAINS
Chicago-Pacific Coast Lines to Feel
Railroad Economies of
Chicago.—One-third of all the pas
senger trains between Chicago and
the Pacific coast will be eliminated
after June 1, according to word re
ceived from Washington by railway
officials. This step, it is said, would
save approximately $12,000,000 a year
and cut off 11,728,000 miles of train
Under the revolutionized plan of
handling traffic passengers would no
longer have a choice of routes. Traf
fic to the west coast and intermediate
points would be divided between four
lines, as follows;
To Los Angeles and Junction points
by Santa Fe.
To San Francisco and junction
points by Union Pacific.
To Seattle and Junction points by
Chicago Milwaukee & St, Paul.
To Portland and junction points
by Northern Pacific.
Take off Many Trains.
The cut in service would take off
three to Seattle and Portland. More
than 40 local trains would be dis
pensed with also.
FOIL WHOLESALE ESCAPE
OF HUN WAR PRISONERS
Guards at Fort McPherson Discover
Fifty-Foot Tunnel That Had
Been Dug in Secret.
Atlanta, Ga.—An apparent attempt
at wholesale delivery of German pris
oners at Fort McPherson was foiled
recently when the guards discovered
a 50-foot tunnel leading from under
one of the prisoners' barracks to
ward the double wire fence whicr en
closes the prison camp. ,
The discovery of the underground
passage followed on investigation of
a disturbance against the prisoners
themselves. In quelling the disorder,
the guards had to advonce with fix
ed bayonets before the angry Ger
mans would disperse.
When the disorder had been quiet,
ed, guards began a search and soon
discovered the tunnel. The Germans
had used all possible means to hide
evidense of the excavation work.
OÊRMAND AND HOLLAND
PATCH UP ALL TROUBLES
Complete Agreement Reached, Satis
factory to Both Sides, Says
The German news
agency at The Hague, according to
the HandeJsblad, has issued a state
ment which It says is authoritatave,
announcing that a complete agree
ment has been reached between Hol
land and Germany on all pending
questions responsible for the crisis
It says the affair has been adjusted
in a manner satisfactory to Holland
as well as Germany.
Dakota Germans Sentenced.
Sioux Falls, S. D.—Conrad Korne
mann, former president of the South
Dakota branch of the German-Amerl
enn alliance and editor of a German
language newspaper here, convicted
the United States district court here
several weeks ago of violating the es
pionage act was sentenced to 10 years
imprisonment and a fine of $1000. John
H. Wolf of Kimball. S. D., also con
victed under the espionage act, was
sentenced to five years' imprisonment
and fined $1000. Both cases will be
Western Montana Forest Fire.
Missoula, Mont.—A big forest fire
raging on Westfall creek, near Su
Ed Caltaux has purchased the har
. ness business of Frank Fuchs at Un
EXPECT BIG ATTACK
GREAT MOVEMENT OF TROOPS
IN TYROL AND TRENTINO PRE
SAGES GERMAN EFFORT.
EMPEROR CHARLES AT FRONT
Bohemian Troops Desert to Join Ital
ians—Nothing Approaching Gen
eral Battle on West Front—
Germany Bosses Austria.
Over the battle lines along the Pi
ave river and in the mountainous re
gion in northern Italy, where the al
lied forces have been holding their
positions since last November after
the great Italian retreat from the
Isonzo, there is increased tension,
and the long threatened blow at this
front may be launched bf the Teu
tonic allies within a few days.
For many weeks the Austrians have
been assembling the legions with
drawn from the Russian and Ruma
nian front for a drive at the Italian
armies, and it is believed it will not
be long before the central powers
will make another attempt to reach
the plains of Venetia. break through
the allies' lines and seek to bring
about a decisive combat in that the
ater of the war.
Emperor Charles of Austria, ac
companied by his chief of staff and
high German and Austrian army of
ficers, is reported on his way to the
Italian front and the great movement
of troops in Tyrol and Trentino would
seem to indicate vast bodies of men
are being taken from other fronts to
be hurled at the Italian positions. The
blow, it is generally believed, will
fall somewhere in the mountainous
sectors face the north, and if broken,
would permit the foe to penetrate in
to the lower foothills of the tnoun
section of the front, probably in the
Lagarino and Astico valleys. These
tains or even reach the plains. If
this should occur the armies along
the Piave river would be compelled to
fall back, probably as far as the
Adige river. This would entail the
loss of Venice and the vast expanse
of country to the enemy.
Conditions Force Offensive.
The decision to launch an offensive
of grand proportions in Italy was
doubtless forced by political and eco
nomic conditions prevailing in Aus
tria. An offensive campaign that will
yield gains of ground might serve to
still the elements seething through
out the dual empire and would post
pone the day of reckoning that seems
in store for the ruler of Austria.
German domination of Austria is
becoming more complete as time
goes on. Tyrol and Bohemia ahve
been annexed for food administration
purposes to Germany, but this move
in the great game of statecraft has
served only to deepen the chasm be
tween the racial factions of Austria.
Bohemian troops have deserted from
the Austrian armies and have joined
the Italians, and if an offensive is
n °; launched demoralization of the
Austrian forces may come sooner
than the outside world expects.
In the meantime the situation on
the front in Prance and Flanders lias
remained fairly quiet. There have
been local attacks by the Germans
here and there along the line, but
nothing approaching a general battle
has been reported. The allies are
improving their lines and are wait
ing for the Germans to make the
HOUSE APPRIVES BILL
TO REQUIRE PASSPORTS
Measure Gives the President Very
Broad Powers to Restrict En
trance Into U. S.
The house Satur
day passed the administration pass
port bill requiring all persons enter
ing the United States to have a gov
ernment permit and giving the presi
dent broad power in restricting
trance to and exit from American
During debate on the bill Represen
tative Flood of Virginia, chairman of
the foreign affairs committee, declar
ed hundreds of American citizens now
in Germany are disloyal to the Unit
and that this
knows they are disloyal,
purposes of the measure,
was to prevent their
probable spying on the war activi
ties of the country.
One of the
Chinese Steamer Sunk.
Peking.—More than 500
passengers were lost in the recent
collision off Hankow in which the
Chinese steamship Klang Kwan
sunk in a collision with the Chinese
nais was the cause of the collision.
The collision wrecked the Chlutai al
so, and she was beached.
The Chlutai w-as ,a gunboat of 730
tons, 200 feet long.
A mistake of sig
Butte Plasterers Strike.
Butte, Mont.—Butte plasterers May
4 went out on strike, to a certain ex
tent tying up building construction.
The men demand an increase in wages
from $8 to $9 per day as demanded by
the plumbers' union, which is also
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