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C. W. KING. Editor C D. Rowe, Associate Editor. Published every Tuesday at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, In the Interests of the Kootenai Valley of Idaho. Entered as second class matter. January 1, 1906, »t the poatoff ice at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, under the Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Subscription rates, 12.00 per year« paid in advance; $2.50 otherwise; Canada and foreign countries, |2.&0 yearly in advance. OR C 'A RAE DENTIST Office hours : 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 Evenings by ^appointment—Phone .12-2 Enterprise block, Bonners Ferry. Ernest M. Flood LAWYER First Slate Bank Building BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO. O. C. Wilson Frank Bottom BOTTUM » WILSON. Lawyers Offices in First State Bank Bldg Bonners Ferry, Idaho. J. HARLEY CAVE CIVIL, MINING AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING - IDAHO BONNERS FERRY • HENRY L. MQUNTJOY IdcenMl Architect for the State of Idaho. Address 511 Fourth Ave, Sand point, Idaho. Veterinarian Office Opposite Post Office Office Phone No. 19 Residence Phone No. 107 Bonners Ferry, Idaho Harry Dudman MINES AND REAL ESTATE Broker agent of Bethlehem Gold Mines, Ltd., Yahk Mining Dis trlot, Idaho. Gold. Silver and Lead property and one of the companies that is coming to tlie front very Financial fast. Write or call tor engineer's re port on this property. SPOKANE Main 3770 408-9 Sherwood Bldg. Branch Office ENTERPRISE BLOG., MAIN ST. BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO AUTO STAGE Ferry-Porthlll-Oodge Auto Bonners Mail Stage— Leave Bonners Ferry, at Post office, daily except Sun day ... Arrive Porthlll . laeave Port hill daily except Sunday, at Postoffice.. Arrive Bonners Ferry . . 7.30 a. m. 12.30 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 4 ; 00 p. m. Conections made with all trains, accidents excepted. Fare to Porthlll .,—. Freight and express, per parcel., l'are to Copeland . $ 2.00 ,50 . 1.25 Lodge Directory UTOPIA LODGE NO. 36 I. O. O. E. Meets Monday evenings of each week. F. A. Davis, N. C. J. W. Reid, Secretary BONNERS FERRY DODGE NO. 43— A. F. & A. M. Regular communication second Wednesday of each month. Ray De Wolf. W. M. Frank Bottum, Secretary. LOYAL REBEKAH LODGE NO. 43 Meets Tuesday of each wee£.. Mrs, O. R, Stookey, N. G. Mrs. Irene Fogelsong, Secretary ACME LODGE NO. IS KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Meets Thursday of each week. J. Bert Cowen, C. C. H. I. Monks, K. of R. S. « MOYIE CHAPTER NO. 31 Order of Eastern Star Meets first and third Wednesdays of each month. Mrs. C. D. Simonds, W'. M. Mrs. Belle Bishop. Secretary. F. E. & C. U. of A Local No. 53. Meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays at Northslde School, 7:30 p. m. A. H. Trent, President. Mrs. A. E. Aldridge, Sec. ARMY OF 45,000 WAS PREPARED TO ATTACH THIS COUNTRY FROM MEXICO. MUST PLAY SAFE WITH MEXICO Within a Few Years Teutons Will Have Control of Latin America— Scheme Financed by German Envoy and Carranza. New York.—Revelation of extensive German jplots in Mexico during the war, which included a proposed inva sion of the United States by a Ger man-Mex loan army of 45,000 men, at the same time that the Germans launched their last drive on the west ern front in July, 1918, was made here recently by the National Association for tlie Protection of American Rights in Mexico, which gave out a statement by Or. 1*. B. Altendorf, formerly of the United Slates military intelligence de partment, reciting his experience as an American secret service agent in that country. Dr. Altendorf, son of a Polish bunker in tTacow, Austrian Poland, abandoned a medical course in tlie University of Vienna at the outbreak of the war and fled to Mexico, where ho was offered a position as a Ger man spy to operate against the Uni ted States by Kurt Jahnke, head of the German secret service in Mexico. Accepted With Secret Joy. "With pretended reluctance, but with secret joy 1 accepted," he said, ''and at once found myself in a posit UonUo render valuable service to the allies in general and to the United States in particular." lie opened communication with tlie border as a volunteer worker of the military Intelligence department, lie says, and later .was sworn in as a special agent of the department. Dr. Altendorf warns the people of the United States against a proposed German commercial conquest of Mes ica. "Within six months after the Uni ted States ratifies the treaty," ho says, "Germany will have complete economic control of Mexico. Within a very few years, if they are per mitted to carry out the plans they have formulated and are now exe cuting us fast as they «au, the Ger mans will have absolute economic, po litical and military control of Latiu Amerlca, with headquarters in Mex ico." Referring to tlie proposed invasion of the United plates. Dr. Altendorf sets forth that in his dual capacity as captain in the German and colonel in the Mexican army, he helped to train 900 German reservists in So nora. who were to form the nucleus of the proposed German-Mexican army and that in his true character as an American secret service agent he pre vented the raid from being carried out. Financed by Von Eckhardt. "This ambitious schere," he said, "was financed by von Eckhardt, (German ambassador to Mexico), and was undertaken with thei cooperation of Carranza." SOUTH BEND, WN, SAFE BLOWN Robbers Secure $30 in Cash; $150 in Liberty Bonds. South Bend, Wash.—Hobhers recent iy blew open the safe in the oft ice of the. Willapa Harbor Iron Works and escaped with about $30 in currency, 3 $50 Libçrty bonds, and several war savings stamps. The robbers, before I blowing Ute safe, rifled a steel filing cabinet, after breaking into it with tools borrowed from the plant's me A portion of the safe chine shop, door was blown 40 feet by the explo sion. Three Injured in Butte. Butte, MonL—Three persons were injured Sunday in an automobile col lision south of the city. Mrs. C. O. Magill was seriously injured. As a result of the accident Geo. Grovlch and Marko Mstler, both of Butte, were taken into custody on a charge of reckless driving. Spain's Yield Short. Madrid—Spain s w heat crop for the present year will aggregate 36.000,000 metric hundredweight, according to an official estimate made public Mon day. Consumption amounts to 40, 000.000 metric hundredweight. Gas Explosion Kills Miner. Helena. Mont.—An explosion of gas in the shaft of the Liverpool mine at Lump gulch, near Clancy, early Sat urday morning caused tlie death of Fred Hartman, a miner, and injuries to Henry Wruln. t Search for Aviators. San Diego, Cal.—Rockwell field avi ators have been ordered to find Lieu tenants Cecil H. Connolly and Fred erick Waterhouse, dead or alive. Rumania to Export Grain. Berne.—The Rumanian bureau here that Rumania will export than 100.000 carloads of cereals announces more from the present harvest. HOOVER TELLS OF NEEDS OF POLAND Country Denuded of Buildings by Invaders; Economic Situation Complete Demoralization. Vienna.—Herbert Hoover, head of the interallied relief organiza tion, and his staff reached Vienna Sunday after a trip of 10 days through- Czecbo-Slavokla and Po land. Mr. Hoover told the correspond ent that general conditions in Cze cho-Slovakia and Poland were im proving with the arrival of the harvest. Czecho-Slovakia may re quire some minor food imports during the next year, but more particularly needs raw materials. Portions of old Poland will require some more food imports and also will need raw materials in order that tlie enormous number of un employed may be put to work in the manufacture of prime neces sities. In the areas recovered during the last two months from the bol shevik!, Mr. Hoover said, the eco nomic situation could only be ex pressed by the term "complete de moralization.'' IDAHO ROAD WORK TO COST $1,600,000 State Commissioner Hall of Boise Outlines North and South High way—Award Contracts Soon. Contracts amounting to $1,600,000 will he let on the nortli and south highway of Idaho within the next 30 days, according to the commissioner of public works for Idaho. W. J. Hall, in speaking of the contract for the section between Whitehird and New Meadows, upon which Grant Smith & Co. of Spokane were bidders at $779, 788, said; Says Only $680,000 Available. "This is news to me. I shall prob ably receive the bids next week. Un til then I do not care to state what will he done in the matter. There is only $680,000 available for that sec tion. "Besides the Whlteblrd-New Mead ows section the contracts on other sections of tlie north and south high way to be let within the next 30 days arc: "From the Bonuer-Bouudary county line to Bonners Ferry, $130,000; from Oocalalla to Pack river, $150,000; from Lewiston through Genesee to Moscow, $290,000; from Whitehird through McCall, Emmett, Star, to Boise. $210,000; and between White bird and Orangeville a $290,000 job is going ahead now. Start Work This Fall. "All of this work will be started this fall and by the spring of 1920 there should be a good passable road, completed from the northern to the southern boundaries of the state. The road will not he completed by that time but it will be in such shape that it will be possible to get over It. "Most of the contracts are not tor continuous stretches of road but ocv er stretches of the worst parts of the highways. In the Whltebird-New Meadows section the contract covers nine stretches. "Tlie north and south highway when completed will start at Weiser and follow the Welser river 65 miles to Council. From Council it goes 25 miles across country to New Mead-1 ows, and from New Meadows down the Little Salmon canyon 35 miles to Riggins. From Higgins the road fol lows the main Salmon river 30 miles to Whitehird. There it leaves the Salmon and climbs 3200 feet with a maximum grade of 5 per cent and drops down 22 miles into Orangeville. From Orangeville the road goes on through Ferdinand, Ho and Winches ter into l>ewi8ton, und from there north through Genesee to Moscow, Potlatch. Harvard, Kmida, Santa, St. Maries and Harrison. At Harrison the road runs along the east shore of the lake and joins the Yellowstone trail at Wolfe Uidge bay. it follow's the Yellowstone trail to Post Falls and then turns north through Cocalalla, Sandpolnt and Bonners Ferry to Port Hill on the Canadian line." DATES FOR IDAHO - FAIRS. Eleven cities and towns in Idaho at which fairs are to be held this year have announced the dates of their exhibitions. The town, name of the fair and the dates on which they will be held as follow's; American Falls—Power county fair, September 10-12. Blackfoot—Bingham county pure bred live stock show, December 1. Boise—State fair of Idaho, Septem ber 22-27. Filer—Twin Falls county fair, Sep tember 30-October 3. Lewiston—Northwest live stock show, November 9-14. Lewiston—Nez Perce county fair, September 22-27. Nezperce—Lewis county farm bu reau fair, October 1-3. Rupert—Cassia county fair, Septem ber 15-20. t Salmon—Lemhi county fair, Sep tember 11-13. St. Anthony—Fremont county farm bureau exhibit, September 12-13. Wilder—Wilder farm bureau fair, September 18. TREATY FIGHT IN HOW FAR THE PRESIDENT WILL GO IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF. INTEREST. WILSON HOLDS WHIP HAND If Pact Is Amended, Next Move Will | Be Up to Chief Executive—He Might Go to Paris. far President Washington.—How Wilson may go in his fight for un qualified senate acceptance of the peace treaty is a subject of hureas ing speculation in official and dip lomatic circles. With the group of republicans determined to write their qualifications of the league of nations ; covenant into the ratification itself j and with republican leaders predict ing that the senate will amend out right the Shantung provision and per haps other sections of tins treaty, an interesting set of possibilities present themselves. There has been on authoritative ex pression of the president's probable course should the treaty he returned to him with textual amendments or reservations written into the ratrfl He told tlie .foreign rela however, that he cation. lions committee, would consider either method of qual ification as tantomount to a reoiien- ; ing the negotiations with Germany. Next Move Up to Wilson. Should such amendments or reser vations be inserted, therefore, the next move would be up to the presi dent. A discussion of what he would be authorized to do under the law and precedents reveals a general agreement that several courses would be open. Summed up. these discussions con template that he might take up the question of changes in the treaty by diplomatic correspondence; return to Paris and ask that the peace con ference be reassembled for negotia tion of a new treaty; send a new del egation to reopen negotiations or pocket the treaty and refuse to pro ceed further unless the senate reced ed from its position. Alternative Has Been Suggested. it is known that the alternative of an exchange of diplomatic notes with the principal powers has been sug gested to the president as the most feasible by republican senators who have told him that the treaty never could be ratified as it stands. Wilson Could Halt Parleys. Administration leaders repeatedly have declared that tlie president alone was charged with the negotia tion of treaties and that the whole history of the treaty making showed he could halt any such negotiations at any step he desired prior to the exchange of ratifications. The senate, these leaders have asserted, would be, absolutely powerless to interfere, its authority under the Constitution be ing limited to giving advice and con sent to the acts of the executive. May End War by Resolution. try. republican senators say the sen ! 11 tc would adopt .a resolution declar ing the war at an end and proceed to enact such legislation as seemed nec essary to restore a complete peace basis. Whether such a resolution j would require the president's signa course also involves a question of how great an influence he will ex ercise while the treaty still is before the senate to prevent reservations from being incorporated in the ratifi cation. Should President Wilson adopt that course and then appeal to, the coun tare is a disputed question, however, and Mr. Wilson is known to object strongly to any such method of end ing the war. The problem of the president's AMERICAN CAVALRY BACK FROM MEXICAN CAMPAIGN Heavy Rain Wipes Out "Hot Trail" of Kidnapers—Trip Resulted in Death of Five Bandits. Marfa. Texas.—Three hundred of tlie American cavalry troops Sunday night made their way back to the Rio Grande through a driving rain storm after an unsuccessful campaign begun a week before to overtake the bandits who captured and held for ransom Lieutenants Harold G. Peter son and Paul H. Davis. Airplane Falls; Two Killed. San Antonio, Tex.—Lieutenant Reid Haslan, of Westw'ood, Mass., and Ber nard Higgins, machinist, of Shamo kin. Pa., were instantly killed near Kelly field, Aug. 23, when a new air plane they were testing fell. Train Hits Auto; Three Dead. Sedan, Minn.—Three instantly killed and to riously injured when the Winnipeg flyer on the Soo line struck an auto mobile stalled at a crossing two miles east of Sedan Sunday afternoon. persons were others se The Buhl Grocery of Buhl- has passed into new management, with Frank Charlton as manager. M. & B. CARPENTER SHOP J. MUHLFELD, Proprietor Windows, Doors, Glass, Sash All kinds of Carpenter Work Done Promptly Bring Me Your Old Shoes and let me increase the wear you will get out of them by judi ciotis repairing. We do all kinds of shoe repairing, at^d our large equipment of modern machinery insures rapid and high-grade work. Up-to-Date Shoe Shop R. D. PAOLUCCI, Prop. We Buy All Issues of Liberty Bonds If you are compelled through force of circumstances to sell your bonds, take them to your banker and ask him to draw a sight-draft on us with bonds attached, or send the bonds to us yourself by registered mail. We will remit on day received at the highest market price. Telephone, write or wire for quotations on Liberty bonds or any other security quotations. Irving Whitehouse Company Box 67 Spokane, Wash. Davenport Hotel Bldg. 1 Phone 9 y When you want any kind of dray or transfer work. Motor Truck at your service. Call any time of day. Night work when necessary. \ The Golden Rule Transfer J. T. LEACH, Proprietor WOOD and COAL Residence Phone 42 Office in Herald Building The Shamrock CIGAR STORE JOSEPH BANNING, Proprietor POOL and CARD TABLES The Best Place in Town to Spend the Long Winter Evenings. Always Warm and Comfortable. , I We Carry a Fine Une of Cigars and Tobaccos, Pipes, Confectionery, Soft Drinks and Prints and Nuts. BONNER WATER & LIGHT CO. FRANK BERGER, Manager Water Light Power Let us supply you with your needs in the way of ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES The Crystal Laundry F. K. INOUE, Proprietor. Telephone 132. ready for business under new management. Bundles called or and delivered. First-class work, at lowest prices, guaranteed. Out of-town work and Rough Drv Work our specialty. We have the best aunc r> equipment and employ the most competent) help in the city Cleaning & Pressing Ladies' Garments Our specialty. Moderate Prices.