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SUMMARY OF THE WORLD'S EVENTS IMPORTANT NEWS OP BOTH HEMI SPHERES BOILED DOWN TO LASt kmtx* IS. ARRANGER FRR QUICK REAM enaf Notas Paying In This Country and Abroad That Are of U^lt/maW iïünü to Alt tha Poopta. fro the ber ra „ V«* this num* iX&tibn. dd^oftatioo. fit, ,1 ajrtq* jugées hernia *' embersbi^ roll of Aie Amer Cggss atçqd at 12,000,000 on the capital ot Bsthonia, ait uataS ,on the gulf of Finland, has been evacuated |by the Germans. Maximum prices ou coal and,zqpe regulations on fuel shipments will not be removed before February 1. Firs hundred thousand Italians lost Ives In 1,000 first old-fashioned English Christmas In five years, with more thap. jpld-fashloned enthusiasm, is on over all England. General Pershing has reached ad vanced American headquarters at TrAras, on his first visit to German soil. He was at Coblenz Monday. qjjmgresq^.ls ttsiaà to appropriate ♦4^ag,500 foa^AÛeÛon ^.poetofffçf' buildings m iwéaleà, construction ft, which was postponed during the war. Telephone an* telegraph lines fbr considerable stretches in a territory 30 mite|:£i<|t wrecked In tad recent storm in South Dakota. .President Wilson, had. the allied .lead ers have been appealed to by repre sentatives of 400,000 Greeks In this country to Insist At the Deace confer ence upon the freedom of the Greeks everywhere. instead, of ship ping demanded ot Germany by the al liés to carry out the provisioning of that country mçntipne^l in the qrmis tiçe, the Germas authorities will be able to collect only 2,000,000 tons. She tp for der on i Tbp the I ibis for ent ing qf is on to NOTED PERSONS DIE Lee R. Barkley, former champion professional, trapshfloter of the north wpst, committed suicide at Elk Basin, Wyo. Chicago.—Professor George Burman Foster, professor M philosophy of re iigiou at the University ot Chicago since 1006. AMERICAN RELIEF WORKERS NOW BUSY IN ARMENIA ■ : II .. .iiiu ta; • Groat Campaign Being Launched to Raise Huge Sum for Distri bution Over There. 4 To augment the number of American let workers among the destitute peoples of the near -Rast, including Armenia and Syria, Dir. James L. Bar tqn, chairman of Ute Ankerte an com mittee for relief inJkpe near East, and a ,special commission will leave for Constantinople soon. It will mpke fur ther provisions for mqeUp(t the needs in western Asia for, jwMçh the $30, 6(10,000 campaign is being launched to rup from January 12 to 19. This information was sent to the Rev. E. A. Potter, campaign manager ot the organisation which was former ly» known pq tb e Armenian and Syrian relief committee, intermountain branch. , The Key* Mr, Potter nqunces that the organization is prac tieally completed .in eastern Washing tqp and nprtfyqqtt ; Idaho; algo that the Rev. Dr. Franklin T. Conner, pastor of, the e'Rtte} Presbyterian church of Spokane, who has been recommended to go to Armenia as a member of some of the commissions, has been doing organization work successfully in the eastern Washington and northern Ida ho territory. , v , . ; ; j "Americans imprisoned by the Otto man government during the war," said the Rev. Mr. Potter, "are now at lib erty and are actively engaged in relief work for the Armenian and Syrian re lief fund,'' according to a cablegram jpst received. Among these men are Wibiam Nelson, former vice-consul at Tripoli, Syria; Charles A. Dana, of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Mis sions, and a Mr. Levine. All of them w,ere accused of espionage by the for mer Turkish government, because of the help they gave Armenian refu on the of Lee ont _ ly ly is A BIG TA3K FOR OUR RAILROADS. Will Carry 7 , 250,000 Soldier* As Re sult of Demobilization. Washington, D. C.—Demobilization of the army will place upon the rail roads of the country the task of car rying approximately 7,250,000, accord Ing to estimates. This Includes the transportation of both the expedition ary and home forces to the camps where they are to be mustered out and then to their homes. IDAHO NEWS PARAGRAPHS Recent Happenings in This State Given in Brief Items for Busÿ Readers. The Influenza epidemic is becoming serious at Genesee. Miss Estella Hofstetter has resign ed^ tqacher in the St. Maries schools. She will be married on January 15 to Frank Vincent of Seattle. TJja, extension department of the University has published an account hoblt for farmers destined especially tp help tlfem in keeping their records for the Income tax. Charged with obtaining money an der false pretenses In securing a loan on some Kellogg real estate, J. I. er resident of Wal been arrested in On,^elfftin recently from, Spokane i abandoned baby girl was found. Tbp infant was apt discovered until the train had reached Kendrick. The baby was placed on the train at Spo kane. The baby was in a bundle of towels. WJmf. cooperation will do for a farming, community Is shown by the phenomenal business of the Cooper ative Creamery company of Boise the I »apt year # amounting to f386.284.86, ibis sunj haying jpeeq paid by Jhe com pany to the farmers of the valley for dairy products. A deed filed at Coeur d'Alene City recently gives credence to the persist ent rumors that the Menas ha Wooden ware company, the large Minnesota lumbering concern, are contemplating expanding their activities in this dis trict, and, as an initial move, will take direct management of the Blackwell mUL Dean E. J. Iddings, head of the ag ricultural college and experiment sta tion ot the University, has gone to Washington, D. C„ to attend the an nual meeting of heads of these de partments in January. He will spend some time in southern Idaho inspect ing the extension work in a number of counties. A new sawmill of 35,000 feet dally capacity has been established near Avon by the Munro Lumber company, qf ybl c *i Alexander Munro of Moscow is manager. ■The mill has begun work on a government contract for 60,000 railroad ties and has another contract to furnish white pine lumber for the Diamond and Ohio Match companies. The hearing In the case of William Dixon and Roy Dixon was held at St. Maries recently. The brothers were on their way from Saltest, Mont., to the Indian reservation, with 24 pints of liquor in their possession. They were arrested at Plummer by Deputy Lee Parish. They attacked him and Marshal Harvey, hearing the shots came running to the scene and the brothers turned on him, firing two shots, one going through his coat and ont hitting, his gun, but not Igjpring him. Mr. Parish struck the ghn of William Dixon as the gun was dis charged and the bullet entered the side of Roy Dixon, who is now dan gerously 111 in the St. Maries jail. Would Sterilize Unfit. Sterilization of mentally and socially at of unfit persons Is recommended by the superintendent of the Idaho state san itarium at Nampa, in his annual re port to the board of directors of the institution;. "This class ot unfortunates has been sadly neglected in this state which has resulted in the propogar tion and increase of these incompe tents to such an extent that additional room must be provided," says his re port. , , _ "Unfortunately, this state has no. law whereby the mentally and social ly unfit may be sterilized, consequent ly the only means we have for the prevention of their reproduction is isolation and detention.' "U" to Help Farmers. A series of meetings for the pur pose of showing farmers how grain is graded under government and state regulations are to be held in Idaho. A University of Idaho extension de partment statment says: "The proper methods of grading wheat were carried to Lincoln couu ty farmers last week. Meetings will be held in a number of communities and samples of local wheat will be graded according to state and federal rules. Every step will be explained to help the individual farmer under stand exactly how It should be done The meetings will be conducted by R. J. Leth, field agronomist of the University of Idaho extension division Mr. Leth states that he has requests for nearly 70 such meetings, but has been obliged to reduce that number to slightly below 50. Re the Chief of Air Service. Appointment of Major General T. Menoher, who commanded the 42d (Rainbow) division In France, as di rector of air service, succeeding John D. Ryan, is announced. Former Kaiser Improve*. Amerongen, Holland.—Former Em peror William, who had been ill dur ing all the past week, was able to walk about the castle grounds Sunday. Traffic Cop—Come on! What's the matter with you? Truck Driver—I'm well, thanks, but me engine's dead.—Buffalo Express. MEUT FAVORS FREEDOM OF ÆAS -I_ AN AGREEMENT MUST ALSO IN CLUDE UNION OF NATIONS, HE SAYS. WOULB MAKE PEAGE SECURE Wilson in England to Further Plans Took Christmas Dinner With Our Troops—Will Return to France New Year's Day. Paris.—The president's first week in France finds the preliminary situation surrounding the peace conference fair ly well developed toward the point where, according to the president's expressed view, it will be worth while for the United States to participate. The president's conferences with the French and Italian statesmen have served to emphasize that he considers a treaty of peace not enough, but that the general agreement to be made among the nations must include a sat isfactory settlement of the question of freedom of the seas and ^.league of nations. The president now goes to England to continue the discussions there along the same lines as those he had with the representatives of France and Italy, which the president's advisers describe as having been satisfactory. The definite announcement of Pres ident Wilson's plans covering the pe riod from Christmas eve to New Year's eve, including Christmas dinner with the troops near Chaumont, the presi dent's trip to England and meeting with Premier Lloyd George and his return to France on New Year's, has served somewhat to clarify the precon ference situation. To Arrange for Conference. Continental Europe makes much of the Yuletide; so, in the absence of President Wilson and others closely identified with the war settlement, and because of many holiday social functions engaging the Americans, is not likely that there will be political or peace developments of note. The week will be devoted principally to perfecting the machinery of the con ference. The Inclusion of a visit to Man chester makes an important change in the presidential program, as Manches ter is an Industrial center. There he would be brought into contact with the labor classes. President Vielte Wounded. President Wilson Sunday visited the Red Cross hospital at Neullly, where he shook hands individually and talked with 1200 badly wounded Americans, for the most part survivors of the iChateau Thierry action. He spent more thäh four hours in the hospital, visiting every ward and stopping at every bedside. Later he visited the French hospital Val de Grace. BELGIUM HAS FA|TH IN U. S. and Expects Big Help in Industry Trade—Germans Still Hope. St. Louis.— E. De Cartier de March lenne, Belgian minister to the United States, speaking recently before the commercial .club, declared that with Belgium despoiled by the Germans and their factories ruined Belgium faced the future and reconstruction with the same spirit that it faced the German hordes and that Belgium did not in tend to become a public charge upon the charity of the world. He declar ed Belgium looked to America, not for acts of charity, but a brotherly help in industry and trade. Montana Frees Jail Birds. Missoula, Mont.—Commutation of sentences of three Missoula county people now in the state prison at Deer Lodge has been granted by Gov ernor Stewart and the board of par dons will consider his recommenda tions on December 30. The three peo ple concerned are: Emmett P. Bell, tqxicab driver, who pleaded guilty to rape; Alex. Atkinson, who murdered his partner, Bert Caldwell, and Mrs. Bessie Leigh, who shot to death Fred Hoffman, a ranch hand, whom she ac cused of having betrayed her. Germany's Cabinet O. K. The revolutionary parliament, that adjourned Saturday, gave the cabinet the fullest authority to manage affairs, The prestige of Chancellor Friedrich Ebert and Philipp Scheidemann has been greatly enhanced by the ap pointment of a national central ecutive committee of 27 soldiers and workmen, comprised wholly of major ity socialists. Auto Firm* Get Aid. Washington, D. C.—Through agree ments with representatives of the au tomobile industry the war depart ment's surplus stocks of automobiles and trucks will be taken up by the industry itself and not placed on the market except in that way. Oldest Living Woman. The oldest living woman In the world, so far as is known, lives in Posen. She is 134 years of age, and her birth is substantiated by records, She was a young woman when Napo lean swept over Europe. PÂCIFÏC COAST NEWS San Jose, Cal.—Mrs. Helen Geiser of San Francisco was shot and serious ly wounded recently by Sergeant Cla rence Dunn of the 40th coast artillery, San Francisco, who then ended his own life. It was a suicidal pact. San Francisco.—A statement that the case of Edward D. Nolan, code fendant of Thomas J. Mooney In the preparadness day bomb murder cas es here, might well be dismissed be cause of an apparent lack of evidence Is made by the state. San Francisco.—Foo Wing, 58 years old, one of the most prominent and wealthy members of San Francisco's Chinatown and director of the China Mail Steamship company, was shot from ambush and probably fatally wounded Saturday. Wing's assailant escaped. Portland, Ore.—No less than one half the lumber mills in and about Borland are closed down, many for Indefinite intervals. Conditions in. the industry have not improved in the last two weeks, and many owners are inclined to await better prices and more favorable trend in the trade. San Francisco. — Police Inspector W. H. Hyde left here Saturday with Arthur C. Davis, former bookkeeper of the East Side bank of Portland, Ore., who returned to Portland to face charges of embezzlement of between 145,000 and $50,000. Official» reco vered $42,135 which sent to the Port land bank. Portland, Ore.—Postal officials an nounce that search is being made for a bag of mail dropped accidentally over the city by Lieutenant A. F. Hog land, the army aviator, while on his recent test flight between Sacramento and Seattle. No information was available as to the particular district of the city over which the bag had been dropped and the search is being made general. Portland, Ore.—Saturday half holi days amon$r men employed in wood shipbuilding plantB which were start ed Dec. 21 when members of the or ganizations affiliated with the Colum bia river district maritime council left the yards at noon, will probably be lengthened, at least in some of the yards, so that the men may have the entire day to themselves, giving them Saturday and Sunday of each week. SENATE HAS ADOPTED THE 1620 TAX RATES Strict Party Vote on Provisions—Pass age of Act—The Corpora tions Helped. Washington.—By a strict party vote the senate has adopted all provisions In the war revenue bill prescribing tax rates for 1920, which democrats advocate and republicans opposed. Disposition of the controverted 1920 tax provisions, designed to raise about $4,000.000.000, as compared with $6, 000,000,000 estimated for 1919, precip itated long and spirited debate, with numerous partizan clashes. Action was taken virtually on a test vote in disposing of the provision re ducing the individual income normal tax rate to 8 per cent in 1920. On motion by Senator McCumbor ot North Dakota, republican, to strike out this section. 37 democrats voted to retain it and ,31 republicans were recorded for its elimination. Later all other 1920 provisions were adopted with perfunctory viva voce votés. Among the 1920 clauses thus ap proved was the provision for reduc tion In that year of the corporation normal income tax rate from 12 to 8 per cent. In similar manner the sen ate adopted the 1920 war excess prof its tax section, prescribing excess prof its ranging from 20 to 40 per cent, in lieu of thoes from 20 to 60 per cent for 1919, and abolishing the 80 per cent war profits levy after 1919. Woman Holdup Get* 5 Years. Denver, Col.—Eva Lewis, member of the bandit gang which terrorized the Colorado Springs and Denver district in September, was sentenced to serve five to seven years in the state peni tentiary. Miss Lewis was convicted on a charge of robbing Miss Mildred Gates of Dallas, Texas, and W. D. Ot ter of Chicago, she having aided two other members of the gang in holding up Miss Gates and Otter near the Den ver Country club. is Russian Casualties Heavy. Russia's war casualties total 9,160, 000 men, according to a telegram re ceived here today from Petrograd. Of this number 1,700,000 were killed. The disabled men number 1,400,000, while 3,500,000 other soldiers were wounded. The Russians taken prisoner total 2, 500,000. Are Demobilizing Fast. Total demobilization on December 14 had reached 29,903 officers and 188,562 men. The chief of staff said more than 900,000 men have been as signed for early demobilization, in cluding 21,000 divisional troops, 43,000 engineers and 16,000 men of the mili tary aeronautics division. Russian Reds Blamed. Berlin.—The question of whether the German revolution was financed from Russia is agitating political circles, the imputation being that the inde pendent socialists received large sums from Russian sources. OUR PAMS NOW MILITARY POLICE USE MOTOR BOATS TAKEN FROM THE GERMANS. SAN FRANCISCO MAN IN CHARGE From Coblenz to Beyond Remagen the "Devil Dog*" Exercize Authority —American Troops Occupy Fortress Ehrenbreitstein. Coblenz.—American marines who have begun patrolling the Rhine con trol river traffic from Coblenz to be yond Remagen. All traffic on the Rhine is under the regulation of an In terallied commission. Freight is not allowed! to cross the river from the west. All boats entering either end of the American sector must present pa pers showing the destination of the cargo and other details. A policing system for the Rhine in the vicinity of Coblenz and Neuwied has also been inaugurated, the mili tary police using motor boats re quisitioned from the Germans. The marines and river patrol are under command of Lieutenant Colonel Julian Dodge of San Francisco, pro vost marshal of Coblenz. Our Flag Flies in Coblenz. The American flag was flown from the staff on the central hospital here Sunday. The surgeons claim this is the first time that, the American flag has been raised over a building in Coblenz since the town was accupied Along the river Rhine from Coblenz to the northwest, where the American bridgehead joins the British forces, the Stars and Stripes fluttered over 11 river patrol boats Sunday. Two river boats wtich had been requisi tioned frpm the Germans began op erating Monday morning. Nine otlj^T boats, arriving during the day, were pressed into service immediately. All the boats are undef the command of marine lieutenants and a detach ment of marines. The operating crew Is composed of Germans. At various points the boats attracted the atten tion not only of Germans but of Amer icans. Occupy Gibraltar of Rhine. The German fortress of Ehrenbreit stein, sometimes called the Gibraltar of the Rhine, on the opposite bank of the river from Coblenz, was occupied by American troops Sunday. The commander of the American forces is Colonel Robert Boyers, a West Point graduate of 1903. The fortress which is situated on a rocky promontory 400 feet above the river and occupies more than 100 acres, will accommodate thousands of men. It will be used for the present as the regimental headquarters of the First pioneer infantry and two bat talions of pioneers. Only passengers who are able to show permits will be allowed to travel on 'railways in the American area of occupation. The turning over of Ger man rolling stock to the lallies in ac cordance with the armtstlce has caus ed a car shortage, making it necessary to reduce passenger train service on some routes. The German authorities are turning over to the American Third army large quantities of war ma terial. Is Pathetic. be in German territory occupied by Americans the interest in the Berlin convention of the workmen's councils is almost apathetic, the only concern being in the fixing of the date for the meeting of the national assembly, to which great interest it attached. As for other decisions of the workmen's councils the Rhineland appears not to care a rap. Rhineland has differences with the Prussians which controlled the old gov ernment, and perhaps desires to pre sent these differences to the national assembly, but not to the workmen's councils. In conservative Rhineland the. workmen's councils did not get far, and don't amount to a great deal. The bolshevik element is negligible CAN NOW SERVE MORE MEAT AND BUTTER Restrictions Placed on Public Eating Places Are Lifted. Washington, D. C.—Regulations re stricting the use of bread, meat, sugar butter and cheese in public eating places, which have been in effect since October 21, were ordered rescinded Monday by the food administration Pershing Rewards His Generals. Washington, D. C.—Gen. Pershing notified the war department Monday that under authority granted him by the president he had awarded the dis tinguished service medal to the gen erals commanding the various French Belgian and Italian armies. In all decorations were awarded to 16 FTench generals, seven British, two Belgian and three Italian generals. Milo Piper Suicides. Muskegon, Mich.—Milo H. Piper, charged with the murder of Frieda Welchman of Chicago, committed sui cide in his cell In the county jail. MINING NOTES The Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Co. produced 2, 147,405 pounds of copper In November, The Caledonia Mining Co. will de clare a dividend of 1 cent per share January 5 to stockholders of record December 25. It will amount to $26,050. MuBselBhell county (Mont) pro duced more than 1,000.000 tons ot coal during the 12 month period ending on June 30, ltfst, coming tfitlltif 25,000 tons of equalling the output of Car bon county,, which leads. TU« coal mined In Musselshell' county during the period is valued at $2,151,321. The Electric Point Mlnihg Co., oper ating near Northport, haB declared a dividend of 5 cents a share, accord ing to Roy A. Young, president and general manager, in a report to Sid ney Norman. The disbursement will be $39,675. ThlB payment will In crease the total of Electric Point divi dends to $253,785, all of which were paid within about two years. The Granby Consolidated Mining, smeitmg and Power cb. declared* Are usual quarterly dividend of $374,962 December 18, according to advices from the eastern office received by Walter J. Nicholls & Co. This is at the rate of 2% per cent, or $2.50 a Bhare. Payment will be made on Feb ruary 1 to stockholders of record on January 17. The Caledonia Mining Co., operat ing at Kellogg, Idaho, will pay a divi dend ot $26,050 on Jan. 6. This Is at the rate of a cent a share on the is sue of 2,605,000 shares. The disburse ment will be the first of its size in four years, the previous disbursements having been at the rate of 3 cents a share or $78,150 each month. The forthcoming disbursement will In crease the grand total of dividends to $3,699,100. Trail's ore receipts for 1 Hi will be less than for either of the two pre ceding years, owing to rarlonO dbhdl tions. For the first ten months of 1916 a total of 456,692 tond qf ore were received at tie 'trail smelter. In 1917—November being the month the strike started—the total was $27, 639 tons, and In 1918 the ore received here amounted to 292,454 tons. For (he last six months or more of 1918 the gross ore receipts have been aroUnd 20,000 tons per month—about half what they were In March of this year. The Federal Mining and Smelting company earned $871,972 in the quar ter ended Oct. 31 last, according to a report received by Walter J: Nicholls & Co. Dec. 16 from the Federal com pany's New York office. Tbls may he compared with $323,309 net earned in the quarter ended on July 81 last. 862,945 in the quarter ended on April 3, 1918, and $8^6,821 in the quarter ended on July 31, . 1917. The reduced rate of profit in recent quarters, as compared with a profitable qûartér In 1917, is accounted for by the higher costs of materials and labor and the reduced labor supply in 1918, ah com pared with higher metal prices In 1917. ARMENIANS MUST HAVE AID. ARMENIANS MUST HAVE AID. Report From Ottoman Empire Tells of Terrible Suffering Over There. The urgent need for Immediate out side aid for the starving and desti tute peoples of the Near Blast is em phasized In a recent report received from the Ottoman Empire by Dr. Wil liam W. Peet of Washington, D. C., representative for the American com mittee for relief In the near Elast, for merly the Armenian and Syrian relief committee. This statement was made by the Rev. E. A. Potter, campaign manager for eastern Washington, re cently. "I»ast year at Christmas time," said the Rev. Mr. Potter, "the Sunday school children remembered the Ar menians by contributing $1,000,000 throughout the country and we are asking them to double their contribu tions at this time; also to remember that while they are having plenty there are many little ones starving In Bible land»" The report just received by the Rev. Mr. Potter from Washington, D. C., also said: "Owing to advance of food prices in Constantinople to 20 times above those obtaining before tse war, food sup plies will have to be purchased In the United States. Necessitated by the disorganization of the railroads of Asia the ration of cheap bread has been abandoned, which has increased the immediate need for food." STOCK AND CROP NOTE8. Officials of the sugar beet company at Billings, Mont., state that more than 80 per cent of the beet crop lias been harvested. They declare that approximately 90,000 tons of beets were raised in this district thlB sea son. The United States bureau of crop estimates' report on commercial pro duction apples, Issued Dec. 11, shows total estimated production thlB season as follows: Washington, 12,888,000 boxes, 17,048 cars; Oregon, 2,013,000 boxes, 2663 cars; Idaho, 336,000 boxes, 444 cars. Returns on the first car of Jonathan applies shipped by the Boston-Okano gan Apple Co. of Okanogan, Wash., show net prices of $2.78 on extra fancy and $2.37 on fancy f. o. b. Malott. This is thought to be the season's rec ord price on that variety in this sec tion. Huns Restore Gold to Belgium. Brussels.—German representatives have brought here from Cologne 380, 000,000 marks In gold, which is being restored by Germany to Belgium. The armistice with Germany provided for the return of the cash deposit of the National bank of Belgium, which was removed by the Germans.