IMPORTANT NEWS OF BOTH HEMI
SPHERES BOILED DOWN TO
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Brief Notes Covering Happenings In
This Country and Abroad That
Are of Legitimate interest
to All the People.
The manufacture of ammunition in
Germany stopped December 81.
yilna, the capital of Lithuania, is
threatened by, an advance of bol
Posters appeared in every parish in
Ireland, announcing that the Irish
republic was coming Into being.
The Japanese war department has
announced that half of the Japanese
trops In Siberia will be .withdrawn
The British troops have made many
arrests.at Cologne, because the-popu
lation did not obey orders to be in
their homes at 9 p. m.
A mammoth celebration for Presi
dent Wilson, to take place on his re
turn (from Prance, probably will be
staged in the city of Washington.
The high cost of living is largely
«due to momentary Inflation and not
to high wages, in the opinion of
Governor Emmett Boyle of Nevada.
.King George has -gjladly ■ consent
ed to the betlirothal of Princess Pat
rick of Connaught to Commander
Alexander Ramsey, brother of the
Earl of Dalhousie.
Five persons will compose the
Red Cross mission being sent to
Siberia in inspect work of the organ!
zation there. The mission is headed
by George AV. Simmons of St. Louis.
Armistice conditions relative to
the delivery of railroad rolling stock
are being carried out -satisfactorily
by the Germans. In a single day
3500 cars and 200 [locomotives were
turned over to the allies.
NOTED PERSONS DIE
Missoula, tytont.—-Chief Mols of the
Flathead Indian tribe Is dead of
Livingston, Mont.—Prominent Mon
tanans came to Livingston Saturday
for the funeral of the late Oliver M.
Harvey, who died Monday evening
following an altercation with Post
master J. E. SwindlehursL
AMERICAN ARMY NOW
FAST REDUCING NUMBERS
Eleven Hundred Thousand of Men
Already Designated for
Washington.—More than 1,100,000
American sold'ers at home and
abroad have been designated for de
mobilization since the armistice was
No More eMn to Russia.
General Mftrch said that no addi
tional American trops had been or
dered to Russia.
General March said the total cas
ualties In the 35th division from all
causes, as indicated by requests from
that division for replacements up to
November 13, were 171 officers and
4086 men. Up to the same date the
89th division had requested in
placements 191 officers and 5727 men
FIRE L083 ESTIMATED $1,500,000.
Destroys Business Houses in Town on
Bristol. Va.-Tenn.—Five large busi
ness houses .Including the Dominion
National bunk, were destroyed Sun
day by fire, which for a time threat
ened destruction of a large portion of
the business district. The flames were
checked only after the arrival of fire
companies from Kingsport, Tenn., in
response to a call from the mayor of
Bristol. The loss was estimated at
The fir« started In a hardware
store. A large quantity of explosives,
including shellB, was in the building
and hindered the work of the fire
men and spread the fire to adjoining
In the meantime tbe city water sup
ply gave out and it was necessary to
move the five engines to a small
creek nearby to get water. No loss
of life was reported.
Japs Help Their Starving.
Tokio. —The new Hara cabinet has
taken a drastic move to solve the
rice situation by removing the im
port tax on foreign rice. This meas
ure has proved a great relief to the
Japanese people and tends to lessen
the hardship resulting from the ex
orbitant price of cereals. Govern
ment booths are now set up in all
parts of Tokio for the distribution of
rice to the poor at moderate prices.
Restrict 8almon Fishing.
Washington.—Salmon fishing privi
leges in Alaskan rivers were sharply
restricted today by Secretary Red
field to conserve the salmon supply.
IDAHO HEWS PARAGRAPHS
Recent Happening! In This 8tate
Given in Brief Items for
The influenza epidemic Is now on
the decline àt Genesee.
Kendrick has a number of new
cases of Influenza, according to re
Martin Williams, who was one of
the first white settlers in the Gene
seer country, died of diabetes Sunday.
A campaign for better roads In La
tah county is ibelng organized as one
method of providing work for return
ing soldiers. '
The Lewiston public schools and
the Lewiston state normal school re
opened for work Monday, after hav
ing "been closed for 10 weeks on ac
count of influenza
The Oroflno Masonic lodge was re
cently notified of the death of J. A.
Parker at Palmdale, Cal. Mr. Parker
was postmaster at Orofino 14 years.
He was a native of Vermont, age 71,
and never married.
Professor P. A. Thomson,' head of
the school of mines at the university
has returned from Wallace, where he
went to arrange for the opening of the
"traveling mines trade school," which
is to be a new feature of this depart
The tightest quarantine that has
been put on in Moscow went into
effect at midnight Sunday, after
which all churches, picture shows,
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odge meetings and every other ga
thering is forbidden for a period of
Charles B. Billups of Nez Perce
is home bn a furlough. As a result
of having received wounds in the
right Teg and four in the left while
in the famous Belleau wood in the
Chateau-Thierry fighting, he is com
pelled to use critches.
T. F. Wren, president of the North
west Live Stock association, and
Miss Lillie Lemcke, a nurse, former
ly of Spokane, were married at
Mare Island, Cal., onDecember 24.
The bride went to the naval station
in July, 1917, as a Red Cross nurse, j
Lewiston has exceeded its quota in
the war savings certificate sale. Nez
Perce's quota was $276,000, and a week
ago the county was short $133,000.
This was divided between Lewiston
and the balance of the county, Lewis
ton being assigned $60,000. The reports
now show Lewiston raised $64,130.
For many years beavers have
made their home along the Big Pot
latch and along the mill race in and
just below the village of Julietta.
Three large dams have been built
by these animals, one of the dams
causing the water to back up and
overflow .so as to have formed a
small lake and flooded the spring
in the village park.
Corhellus Spain vjas officially noti
fied Sunday that his son, Roland Dan
iel Spain, died yesterday at Pel
ham Bay, N. Y. Roland Spain was
born in Saginaw, Mich., in 1893. # He
grew to manhood in Coeur d.Alene,
where he was employed as a clerk
and chauffeur. He was a talented
singer. On December 13, 1917, he
enlisted in the aviation section.
Marold L. Turpin of the Univer
sity of Washington, who is released
from army service, has been elected
as head of the commercial department
in the Lewiston high school and took
up his duties at Lewiston Monday,
when schools reopened, after hav
ing been closed 10 weeks. The Lew
iston high school commercial de
partment has 141 students enrolled.
Would Bar Foreign Slackers.
Foreign-born slackers who surren
dered their citizenship papers rather
than fight for the United States
are to be prevented from securing
work in Shoshone county. Dissatis
faction has been expressed over the
fact that a number of such slackers
were being employed by mining com
panies und talk of forming corn
mitles to notify such companies to
discharge such men has been freely
The Idaho statutes provide that
no private corporation may employ
a foreigner who has not first declared
his intention to become a citizen of
the United States.
Since the war has brought out the
fact "that there are residents who
preferred to give up their prospective
citizenship the law is to be strictly
enforced and offending corporations
GRAIN AND MILLING NEW8.
A deal is on whereby William Case
may buy the Touchet-Gardena Fruit
warehouse at Touchet and install a
Albert Burrandt, manager of the
Wolfe flouring mill at Almira, Wash.,
who was brought to Davenport some
time ago, broke the window of his
cell and destroyed some of the jail
contents Friday night last week. He
was committed to the state hospital at
Medical Lake by Judge Joseph Ses
sions Saturday morning.
Contract for the erection of the new
mill of the Globe Grain & Milling Co.
at Portland Ore., will be let shortly
after January 1. The structure will
be five stories high and of reinforced
concrete construction. The building
will cost at least $150,000 and will be
the most modern plant on the Pacific
coast. The machinery outlay is said
to represent a huge expenditure, as
the latest and most efficient types
only are used. The mill will have a
dally capacity of 2,000 barrels.
TOOK PLACE IN THE OLD
TORIC GUILD HALL, LO*
CATED IN LONDON.
ON WILSON'S 62D BIRTHDAY
Reaches Agreement With Mr. Lloyd
George and Other English States
men, Then Outlines His Plans
for League of Notions.
London.—President Wilson's second
day in England was specially marked
by the state banquet in Buckingham
palace Dec. 27, which was notable
not only as a spectacle such as
probably no other court In Europe can
provide the setting for, now that the
thrones of Russia, Germany and Aus
tria have disappeared, but from the
representative character of the men
summoned to meet the head of the
No more regal setting ever had
been arranged in the palace than that
which greeted President Wilson and
Mrs. Wilson w'hen they were escorted
into the banquet hall for the prece
dent-breaking state dinner.
Elite of England There.
Besides the members of the royal
the öfficlal wor ld was te
sented by the foreign ambassadors to
the court of St. James, the heads
of the government, present and past
chiefs of the army and navy, colonial
oficials and members of the royal
household. There also were present
dignitaries of the church of England
representatives of universities and
men high in the world of literature,
art and journalism.
Every royal formality which had
attended epochal occasions at the
palace for two or three hundred years
was carried out before and during the
In Full State Dress.
The attendants were in full state
dress, which was heavy with gold
lace. The banquet hall, which is 200
feet long by 75 feet wide, was ap
proached by the guests through a
state hallway about a block long, rich
ly furnished and decorated with por
celain and paintings. The banquet
hall is occasionally used for banquets
and other purposes, and has a throne
at one end.
The main table was arranged
that the backs of President WilBon
and King George were toward the
Lloyd George Dines Wilson.
President Wilson concluded a stren
uous day of entertainment with a din
ner at the prime minister's residence
Saturday night, at which were gath
ered the members of the war cabinet
and other government and dominion
The dinner was served in the big
oak-paneled dining room in which.the
president had luncheon with the pre
mier yesterday. The table decora
tions consisted of poinsettias, chrys
intheraums, lilies of the valley and
sprigs of holly. Two silver candela
bra added to the soft light from the
large electroliers suspended over the
center of the table. There were small
lights' on the wails, on which hung
paintings, including a portrait of
Washington, unveiled by the presi
Sits on Premiers Right.
The dinner was purely informal.
Mr. LLoyd G george was seated at
one end of the table, with President
Wilson on his right and Sir Robert
L. Borden, the Canadian premier,
on his left. At the opposite end of
the table sat Andrew Bonar Law,
chancellor of the exchequer, with
William M. Hughes, the Australian
premier, on one side and General
Louis Botha, the South African pre
Wilson Visits Mothers' Birthplace. *
Carlisle, England.—President Wil
son. accompanied by Mrs. Wilson,
came to Carlisle Sunday in rain and
a cold, penetrating mist, to visit the
girlhood home of his mother. Large
crowds lined the streets and cheered
the presidential party lustily. The
president visited Annetwell street,
where the site of his late grandfath
er's chapel was pointed out to him,
ahd the house in Cavendish place that
was built by his grandfather. Later
he attended services in the Lowther
street Congregational church. Here
during the services the Rev. Edward
Booth, pastor of the church, request
ed the president to come Into the pul
pit and address the assemblage. This
the president did, delivering a short
speech, in which he touched simply
but eloquently on his mother.
Copper Companies Bring Suit.
Boston.—8utts were begun in the
federal court here recently by 15 cop
per mining companies to recover
total of $384,000 which is Is claimed
the government Illegally assessed as
income taxes between the years 1913
Inspection Ship Returns.
Bearing an allied commission which
inspected German naval bases and
airship and seaplane stations under
the terms of the armistice, the British
battleship Hercules has returned to
its home port.
GEN. PERSHING 8AY8
HUNS HAD IT EASY
Rule of American Army Too Toler
ant—New Regulations Order
ed.—Not After Revenge.
Coblenz.—Rules for the guidance of
Inhabitants of regions occupied by
American forces were issued recent
ly by General 'Pershlngt
Except for minor regulations, the
Americans have not Interfered in lo
cal affairs until now. Cafés have
been open and theaters filled. News
papers until recently have been pub
lished without restraint, while crowds
promenaded the streets until mid
night and even later.
The Germans had come to believe
that Buch conditions would continue
and while "there - was no serious in
cident as a result of the tolerant rule
of the Americans, It was deemed best
to check any tendency toward abuse.
Not After Revenge.
The regulations published now were
signed by General James W. McAn
drew, chief of staff, "by command of
General Pershing." An effort was
made to avoid inclusions of any rules
which would merely humiliate the
population or which savored of re
taliation or revenge.
Under the regulations the authori
ties will know the exact whereabouts
of every individual, for each must
carry an indentification card and
give notice of changes of habitation.
Householders must keep posted on
their doors a list of residents of
their buildings, with their ages, na
tionality and occupations. All wea
pons and ammunition must be sur
rendered. The gathering of crowds
is forbidden and no meetings except
courts, schools, councils and religious
services will be allowed without per
Up to Military Court.
The people are informed that a
military court will punish any one
attacking or impeding Aberlcan sol
diers or officers and those who des
troy or injure property belonging to
or used by the arm/, or "who com
mits and act whatever injurious to
the American army.
The custom of soldiers trading or
selling chocolate or soap to the Ger
mans is forbidden.
Among other things the new rules
Establish Dry Rule.
"The sale or gift of all alchoholic
drinks except light wines and beer is
forbidden. Alchohol for medical or
industrial purposes does not come
within this prohibition. The sale or
gift of light wine and beer Is pro
hibited except from 11 o'clock a. m.
until 2 o'clock p. -m. and from 5
o'clock p. m. to 9 o'clock p. m.
"Mail is subject to censorship by
the American military authorities.
The use of telegraph and long dis
tance telephone is forbidden except
by permission from the local military
commander. The use of aerial wire
less appratus is forbidden. No per
son may, without authority from the
local military commander, transmit
any message or communication to any
person outside the territory occupied
by American troops except through
OUR BIG NAVY GUNS
EXPLOSION LIFTS , TWO HUN
CARS FROM TRACK TO TOP
U.S. BATTLESHIP UTAH CREW
Shells Fired .by Naval Guns Almost
Twice Size of Those of German's
Supergun and More Powerful
Only Three Men Lost.
New York.—The story of the sue
cess of the American land battery of
14-inch naval guns, as told by mem
bers of the gun crews themselves,
was given to the public here Sunday
when copies of the "Big U," a news
paper printed on board the battle
ship Utah, were circulated on shore
It was the Utah's picked gun crew
the newspaper said, that was sent
ashore to "get" the German supergun
which was shelling > Paris. The gun
was removed, it was said, before the
batteries could get into action, but
the navy men had the satisfaction of
smashing away at the German line
for several months before the armis
tice was signed.
One Shell Kille 100 Germans.
The shells fired by the naval guns
according to the "Big U," were al
most twice the size of those of the
German's supergun and were so pow
erful that on one occasion an explod
ing shell hurled two loaded freight
cars from a track to the top of a
Another shell landed in a hut where
100 Germans were watching a motion
picture show and when American
troops later reached the spot, 40 iden
tifactol ntags were all that could be
found to tell the fate of the party.
Had Range of 20 Miles.
The naval guns habitually fired at
a range of from 20 to 21 miles, the
EVENT 18 MARKED BY REGAL
SPLENDOR AS IN THE DAYS
ROYALTY OF EN6LAND THERE
President and Queen Mary Lead Pro
cessicn Into Dining Hall—Gold
Plate and Ornaments at Cere
mony Valued $15,000,000.
London, Dec. 28.—-King George call
ed at President Wilson's apartments
at 10 o'clock this morning and wish
ed him many happy returns of the
day. It was President Wilson's birth
Speaking today in the historic Guild
Hall, at a ceremonious gathering of
Great Britian's most distinguished
statesmen, President Wilson reaffirm
ed his principle that there must no
longer be a balance of power which
might unsettle the peace of the world,
but that the future must produce a
concert of power which would pre
There had been just a hint that
the President's address would be the
key to the conference he has been
holding with British statesmen and
the address as it was delivered to
day was interpreted in American
quarters as confirming previous inti
mations that these conferences had
been satisfactory from the president's
Big Throng Cheers.
The president's reception at the
Guild Hall was spontaneous and
hearty. When he arose to speak
there was a prolonged outburst of
handclapping and cheering and his
talk was frequently punctuated by
applause. At the conclusion the
audience rose and cheered, and it
kept up the applause and cheering as
he passed out.
The president was given a notable
ovation on rising to begin his speech
and some of the points that won re
newed applause were his tribute to
the armies of the associated govern
ments and his declaration that peo
ple throughout the world wanted
peace and wanted) it immediately—
not, however, by conquest, but by
agreement of mind.
After President Wilson's arrival
all were grouped on the dial, the lord
mayor in the center and President
Wilson on his right, next to the
Duke of Connaught.
Play American Anthem.
The royal artillery band i
gallery player American airs, usher
in President Wilson in with "The
Star Spangled Banner.".
In the course of his speech the
president declared the soldiers had
fought to do away with the old or
der and establish a new one. The
old order, he said, had for its center
the "unstable thing" called the bal
ance of power, determined by "com
petetive interests," "jealous watchful
ness". and an /antagonism of inter
ests." The men who have fought the
war, he said, have been from "free
nations who were determined that
this sort of thing should end now and
"Trustees of World Peace."
The suggestion for a concert of
power to replace the balance of pow
er, he remarked, was coming now
from every quarter and from every
sort of mind. Thé concert to come
he declared, must not be a balance of
power or one powerful group of na
tions set off against another, hut "a
single,' overwhelming, powerful group
of nations which shall be the trustees
of the peace of the world."
The minds of leaders of the British
government, the president said, were
moving along the same lines as his
own and their thought had been that
the key to peace was the guarantee
of it and not the items of it. The
items of it, he added,' would be
worthless unless a concert of power
stood back of thflm.
No such potent union of purpose
had ever been seen in the world be
fore, he said, as that which now de
manded a concert of power to pre
serve the world's peace.
German Cabinet Disrupted.
Berlin.—Foreign Minister Haase.
Minister of Social Policy Barth and
Demobilization Minister Dittman re
tired from the cabinet Sunday mid
night after teh central council had
decided against the Independents on
a majority of the questions the inde
pendents had submitted for consider
Premier Ebert, Finance Minister
Scheidemann and Minister of Pub
liclty Landsberg are now in charge
of the revolutionary government.
Ebert Cabinet Fallen.
Amsterdam. — The Ebert cabinet
has fallen. A Liebknecht-Ledebour
Eichon cabinet wil be formed.
article said, and more than 800 rounds
had been fired when the armistice
In the entire battery of 500 men
only three were lost. Two succumb
wounds from fragments of a German I
VON HINDENBURG IDOL
OF THE GERMAN PEOPLE
Remains at Head of German Aroiy
As Patriotic Duty—Saya Armis
tice Terme Severe.
Paris.—With the kaiser gone and
General Ludendorff in seclusion. Field:
Marshal Von Hindenburg remains
probably the sole military idol of the
German people, clinging to the com
mand of the German armies at the
great general headquarters from
what he conceives to be a patriotic
duty, pending the adjustment of the
shattered affairs of the empire and
the working out of the terms of ar
in a picturesque old castle town,
Hindenburg is quartered In the
Schloss Wilhelmhohe hotel, whither
he moved his headquarters a few days
ago from Spa, in Belgium. The vet
eran warrior is here beside the park
across which towers tl \p Wllhetms
hohe castle, the favorite summer
home of the kaiser, where Napoleon
III. was interned after the disastrous
Sedan campaign of 1870. Our troops
are withdrawing to the east -bank of
the Rhine in good order and as fast
"We are doing our best to carry
out the terms of the armistice laid
down by Marshal Foch, but the se
verity of the terms makes it very
hard for us to succeed. In fact, It
may be physically impossible to do
all that is asked."
When asked what terms were con
sidered most difficult to fulfil-he
"The delivery to the allies of eo
large a number of locomitlvea and
railroad car9 in so short a time and
to turn this rolling stock over In the
time stipulated is impossible except
at the expense of great suffering by
the German people."
LLOYD GEORGE AND WIL
SON IN ACCORD
Premier Says That There
n AGreement on General
London. — Premier Lloyd 1 George,
in receiving American newspaper
correspondents at his residence Sat
urday night, said that the confer
ences with the president had brought
out an agreement on general prin
ciples. The premier said he felt as
sured that matters which had been
agreed upon between America and
England would prove of the greatest
assistance in the work of the peace
An understanding virtually had
been reached tlready between the en
tente powers regarding the admission
of the various ations to the epace
conference itself, said the premier. In
his conferences in Paris with the pre
miers of France and Italy President
Wilson had become fully acquainted
with their, views, and he had now
also acquired a knowledge of the
"And,' continued the premier, "I
fell assured that all these premiers
are in accord on the baBlc principles
of the peace which wil come before
the conference. At any rate, It will
be certain that America and England
will be found working in complete
harmoy in the conference."
DEATH TOLL FOR GREAT
WORLD WAR, 5, 936, 504
Total for America 60,000, French,
1,071,300—German Dead Num
London.—With the issue of the of
ficial figures of the French losses in
the war it is possible to arrive at the
approximate estimate of the appall
ing toll of life. The dead, so far,
number C, 936, 504. The Individ
ual national losses in dead thus Tar
British ........................... 706,726
French .................................. 1,071,300
American .................................. 58,478
Austrian ........................... 800,000
The total German casualties are
given by the Berlin Vortwaerts as
6,330, and the Austrian total was
placed at 4,000,000.
Serbia, in killed, wounded and pris
oners, lost 320,000 men.
WOMEN KNITTERS CEA8E WORK
Orders by American Red Cross
Washington.—AMerica's army of
women knitters, who did not cease
work with the signing or the armis
tice, Saturday were ordered by the
Red Cross to "stack needles,'' their
task accomplished. An inventory
of articles in reserve shows suffi
cient on hand to meet the needs of
fighting men in this country and
abroad' and of Red Cross relief com
missions. Knitted articles now in the
making will be finished and turned
to the 854 Red Cross chapters of
this country which will issue no
More than 10,000,000 sweaters,
socks, mufflers, helmets and wrist
lets were turned out in the 17 months
preceding the overthrow of the cen
tral powers. Virtually every man in
the army was given woolen acces
sories fashioned by the tireless fin
gers of thousands of women who
chose thBt method of aiding to win
We Lost 150 Air Officers.
a8hington.—The war department
I were killed în ac«£ ?n tS
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