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The Greatest Relief Work the World Has Ever
Known Carried on at Minimum Expense
-Facts from Annual Report*
B Washington, Dec. 16.—It cost the
I American Red Cross but two cents of
E each dollar of the millions approprl
I. ated to operate the Adminlstative Bu
ll reaus in the United States which took
E a vital part in the engagement of the
j greatest relief program the world has
I ever known. For each dollar con
I trlbuted by the American people for
I War Relief Work more than one dol
I lar and one cent is expended for that
I purpose, the extra cent being provid
I ed by interest on the funds. These
I are two of the striking statements in
I the annual financial report of the Red
I Cross covering the fiscal year ending
I June 30, 1918.
All the expenses of operating the
i National and Divisional Headquarters
I of the organisation whose sheltering
arm has embraced a large part of the
[ earth in the last eighteen months
I come from a fund provided by mem
bership dues, the War Fund not be
ing drawn upon for any but relief ex
penditures.- The total management
expense of the organization for the
fiscal year was 92.164,866. Included
in this total was the amount necessa
ry to maintain the organisation at
National Headquarters in Washing
ton, the Heart and Brain of the Red
Cross, and the fourteen Divisional
Headquarters, the arteries of the or
ganisation running through continen
tal and territorial United States.
divisions have immediate su
pervision over some 3,864 chapters
which in turn divide themselves into
mny thousand of branches. The
Akove total expenditures for the Ad
ministrative Bureaus at Headquarters
was divided as follows:
War Council Staff, which includes
advisory committees and clerical forc
es reporting to the War Council, the
latter body directing all Red Cross ac
tivities, 858,637; General Manager's
office, 8111.640; Department of De
velopment, which directs the money
raising and membership campaigns
and the work of the chapter organiza
tions 9197,812; Department of Ac
counts 976,222; Office of Treasurer
922,248; office of Secretary 917,980;
Bureau of Standards 936,329; De
partment of Foreign Relief 95,686;
Bureau of .Cables 28.463; Bureau of
Insurance 8940, Administrative Sup
plies 940,816; Operation of Buildings
and Grounds 982.068; all the forego
ing items refer to the National Head
quarters organisation. The expen
diture for maintaining the fourteen
Divisional Headquarters was 91,303,
I At tha time the report was cofc
| piled there were 8,612 persons em
Flxlng quotas has been snch a fa
I miliarmiliar feature of previous cam
| P»l*na. whether to sell Liberty Bonds
I or to raise welfare and relief funds,
f that the failure to assign a quota to
f Montpelitr in the Red Cross Christ
ie mas Roll Call is'aronsing discussion.
The reason given by the local Rad
Cross chapter la logical. The Red
Cross now to no widely known and so
etrongly approved that the goal of the
Christmas Roll Cal! to nothing short
of "Universal Membership." In dther
words, th* census flgur
will be
Montpelier's quota, aa they will he for
the whole nation.
The week will see this apparently
formidable task accomplished, be
oauoe there will be an eager spirit of
eo-operatio« More than 32.000.000
bora in the United States
ill answer "Here," and It to the hope
f the Red Cross War Connell that
wble or quadruple that number will
Sn and so permit a Christmas Eve
|ble to Europe that the American
oople ara solidly behind the Red
Epos spirit.
Red Cross Christman Roll Call
®t aa effort to raise money,, and
ae la Montpelier will be naked for
ribatloas. Tb* annual member
dun* amount to only one dollar.
itpeiler undoubtedly ha* a*
ployed In various capacities at Nation
al, Divisional and the different For
eign Headquarters of the organisa
tion. close to 2,000 of this number :
being volunteer workers. More than
3,600 workers are employed overseas. 1
Of the 6,234 paid workers more than
6,000 receive f 1,600 a year or less, a I
majority, in fact, getting between ;
2600 and 21,000 a year. Many of
the executives are volunteers who.
gave up high salaries In private life]
to work for the Red Cross, not as |
but absolutely !
without salary recognition.
The unpaid workers on the rost
are not to be compared with the mofe
than 8,000,000 volunteer
. . .
workera who perform Red Croat 1 -
bora in the workrooms of the organW
zatlon. The fact that these patrie 1i
women give their services free. tun<-1
ing out last year alone finished art -
cles with a value of 944,000.00
makes It possible for the Red
worn« n I
to keep its operating expenses at* such'
a low level. .
In commenting on the volunteer.
labor of these 8.000,00 women the I
report calls attention to the fact that !
the American Red Cross has been
conducting one of the largest mer
. . . , " ,,
chandising business in the world.
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During the year. Its Supplies Bureau i
. , .
sold to chapters raw materials valued
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at 816.600.000. Local purchases atL
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various points of essential relief sup- !
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plies aggregated 220,000,000. These
. , . . „ .
bureaus also purchased relief sup
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plles valued at 22,300,000 for use hi
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the bureaus also purchased relief sup
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plies valued at 32,300,000 for use in
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the training camps of this country,
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and materials that cost 312,600,000!
for shipment to Red Cross Commis- 1
sions Overseas. The Red Cross is a
great business as well as relief organ
ization and requires specialists In
many lines.
The report states that the cost of
operating the Relief Bureau was
follow.: Department of Civilian Re
lief $366,942; Department of Nura
Ing $197,180; Department of Milita
ry Relief 8162,004; Department of|
Personnel $60.107; Bureaus of Com-i
munlcation and Prisoner. Relief $10.-1
793; Bureau of Naval Affairs *1,218.
During the year which ended Jnnej
30th the Red Cross appropriated
*107,712,348 to carry on ita work
abroad and at home. Of this amount
$59.788,872 went for relief in for-;
elgn countries. 97.688,866 for work
In the United States, $4,946 for relief
work ln various countries on work
specified by contributors 928,286,000
(Conttuod on Last Page)
The remains of Russell Whitman.
who was killed at Des Moines, Iowa.
last Thursday morning while attempt
Ing to board a moving train, arrived
here Wednesday morning, and were
conveyed to the home of his grand
mother, Mrs. A. G. Hunter. Owing to
the fact that hla body was somewhat
disfigured, the casket was not gpen
ed. The remains were accompanied
by Sergeant Maxey of Salt Lake, who
went on to that city Wednesday af
ternoon to visit a day with hto fam
ily before returning to Camp Dodge.
Mr. Maxey said that It was not
known just how Rnsrall came to hi.
death, as no one saw the accident.
He had a leave of absence from Camp
Dodge and had spent Wednesday
evening with a young lady friend in
Des Moines. Owing to the laten
of the hour at which the accident oc
eurred, the supposition to that Rut
sell attempted to board a moving
inter-arban train, going to the camp,
and was thrown beneath the ears.
Military services were held for hi
at Camp Dodge Monday afternoon,
Prlvate funeral Services were held
for him at the Hnnter home pester
day afternoon at 2 o'clock and short
service* were also conducted at the
Always tell the trnth
nd you'll
probably pose aa th* defendant la a
The First Bit of Snow
~ 9011811 HE RE 13 UfiMfiMk
Letters have been received the past
week from a number of the Montpel
ier boys who are members of Battery
B, 146th field artillery, and their rel
attve , 8Ud frlend , were p „„ ed to
lemrn that a!1 , ot throUKh wltho ut n
scratch. As near as we can recall,
lhete are 13 Montpeller boy , lu lbu
battery. which was Company B of
the old Second Idaho regiment and
all but two or tbree of tbia number
[saw service on the Mexican border
Injuring the su mme r ofJOld^ _/
Vhen the regiment was again call
into service In the spring of 1917,
the companies were detailed for
guard duty at various pointa in the
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northwest. In August of last year
L. - ., . . _ ,
tho regiment was assembled at Boise,
and In October It was ordered to en
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train for Camp Greene. N. C., for
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training preparatory to going to
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France. Upon arriving at Camp
_ . , '
Greene the regiment was disbanded,
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Companies A, B, C and D were aa
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signed to the 146th field artlellsry;
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Companies E. F, Q and H to the
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116th engineers and companies 1, K,
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L and M to a machine gun bataillon,
After a short stay at Camp Oraene,
the four companies of artillery were
transferred to Camp Mills. Long Is
land. and from there to Camp Mer
ritt, N. J„ from which point they
embarked for France on Dec. 34 of
aai'"» U P° n * rr,v * 1 ln France on
10 of th,B tb * battery wan
changed from light to heavy field ar
. .
throu « h ,nten ' ,VB tr » lnln « wlth
b '* The bBttery WM e ^ , ' eé
lnto * ct,on on Ju , ly * 8 ' ,rom tbat
i date ttntU 11 °' clock OB th<l »»orning
of Nov - X1 * 11 w " ln » ctlon almo,t
1 constantly.
tlilery, and for six months was put
. Besides the 13 boys from Montpel
j 1er. there are three or four boys from
other sections of this county In the
battery and it is little short of a mlr
| acle that all of them should hava es
| caped without even a scratch,
As the battery was one of the early
units to reach France, it was suppos
ed that it would be one of the first
to be sent home. Bat such Is not
The battery, along with
the other units of the old Second)
' Idaho, being organized by Oen. Per-)
> Europe until the close of the peace
negotiations, watching the Huns to
see that they obey the terms of the
! armistice. The Idaho boys comprise
(that portion of the American army
which to now stationed at Coblens,
the case.
; * hln * " b * ,n * troopa. has
; " f tba ar " r
! ot occupat,on ' wh,ch win r *"* ,n * n
, , _ „ . „ _
t,on * ,B Ra " ta " we " " ,B OBrB " By
j French battle fields a steel helmet,
which once "adorned" the bead of a
Berman soldier. It wsa sent by hto
! «m, Roy. who to a member of the
i4« t h field artillery. This piece of
The length of their stay there to
uncertain—It may be four months
and it may be a year—the time de
pends entirely upon future condi
Last Monday morning Frank Jones
rereived as a souvenir from th*
hand gear weighs 316 pounds and It
can hardly be called a thing of heaa
t y. The Hnn who wore this "lid" *v
ideally fell ta battle as It appears to
have blood Matas on It. The helmet
hi on exhibition In the window at Mr.
Jones' meat market and to viewed
with Interest by all who pana by.
It might be well to remember tbat
jfaat man arafiwaaliy slow to pay.
The county ofllcen-eloct will sä
ume their duties on Monday. Jan. 19.
Handley H. Rich will tnrn over the
(eyes of the county's strong box,
rhich he has carefully guarded dur
ng the paat four years, to Mias Lu
Alle Hall of thta city. Misa Hall has
A-eaigned her position In the First Na
tional bank to take effect at the close
qf business on Tuesd ay, Dec,
mediately after ChrtsWäS 118 will go
to Parla and devote the following ten
daya In acquainting herself with the
duties of the county treasurer.
After Installing Miss Hall aa treas
urer, Standley Rich will take up the
duties of auditor and recorder, suc
ceeding H. H. Broomhead, who baa
served two terms In that ofllee. The
duties of that office will not be alto
gether new to Standley, aa hla four
years lu tha treasurer's office has giv
en him a pretty fair insight of what
the auditor's duties are.
I. J. Haddock will hand over to J.
H. Orimmett the ermine of probate
lodge, which he ha* worn for four
years. The duties of this office will
not be new to Mr. Orimmett, aa he
previously served four years aa Judge.
Jim Dunn. Asa Atbay and S. H.
Spencer will continue to discharge
their respective duties of
sheriff and school superintendent.
Frank M. Williams will assume the
duties of coroner, succeeding I. W.
Lynn. The only thing that Is troub
ling Frank about this office Is, how
he la going to spend hie salary. How
ever. In theee daya or high prices we
surmise that he will be able to Judi
cially expend the 818.80 a quarter
which he will receive.
Bob Birch will contlnne to draw
the munificent sum of 8100 n year
for discharging- the duties of county
The only other change In the offi
cial family will be on the board of
commissioners. Bliss L. Wright will
succeed Fred C. Evans as the mem
ber from the Third district, while Ba
ra Howell and John T. Peterson will
continue as servants of the ''dear
people for two more years.
There are not many plnms to bond
ont In this county, the commissioners
having three road supervlaora aad a
county physician to name.
For the latter office It it likely that
Dr. Onyon, the old democratic war
home, will be named. Wa believe
that he ia the only physician In the
connty of democratic faith and to
Justly entitled to the appointment.
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Since the first of this month th^
people of Bern have h
service with Mon
t swarded j
the contract to Wa. Btocboff for car- !
rylng the mall between Moat pel lev
and Bern, tbe service to be dally ax-1
eept Sunday. Under tb* schedule] t
Btocboff leaven tb* postoffiee at Bern
at 11 a. m sad retnrnlng leavaa
Montpelier at 2 p. m. The rund er«
of tb* Examiner ta Bern, and the
neper goes into practically every
home in the aettlemeat. now reeeivi
tbe paper on Friday afternoon. Uo
der tbe old schedule the papers dtoi
not reach Bern antll Saturday after
noon sad sometimes not aatll Moat
__I_ __
Bald a man with the goat, "This !
pain to something awful, bat I can'f.
M _ . . . .
Two heads may be better than mM>
Idaho is One of the States in Which the United
States Will Assist in War of Extermination
Against Predatory Animals*
Washington. D. C.. Dec. 18.—Pred
atory animats destroy 130.000.006
worth of livestock In the United
Sûtes every year, "mainly on the
western ranges." acordlng to the an
nual report of the biological survey.
Noxious rodents destroy not It
than 8160,000,060 worth of food
crops while house raU are credited
with deetructlon touting the sum of
Lest year the survey expended a
fund of 9141.000 In resisting the en
croachmeau of the peste This was
Uken froi
congress appropriation
land emergency fund*. The sum of
11400,000 was spent in eo-operatlve
1 One of the principal expenditures
jene 1104,000 available for the de
i traction of "wolves, coyotes, noun
sin Ilona and other predatory stock
/used to supprses rabies In wild ani
animals." Part of this was
Wolves Warnt Peste.
Last year tha bureau campaign
yielded the following: 140 wolves.
20.841 coyotes. II mountain lions,
8431 bobcats. 30 lynx and 41 beam.
The capacity for deal ruction by
wolves la almost Incredible, one wolf
In Wyoming having killed 9800 worth
of cattle before he was killed.
Idaho has been one of th* state*
•elected by th* survey for a war of
extermination against ground squlr
According to the record of Post-j
master Robison of this city. War Bar/
ngs Stamp« to tha amount of $01,
700.60 were purchased lu Bear Lake
county up to Dec. It. This is Just
$11,700.60 more than half the coun
ty'* quota. Bern has not only pur
chased Its quota but has gone "over
thn top" to the amount of til.60. No
report tans been received from Eight
MU*. Its quota was fixed at 98,300.
Following ara the antes as credited
to the various ioenlltisn:
Mont poller and Ward
Paris „
Bloomington .
Fish Haven
Geneva. -
Liberty -
St Charles
Rlymoud, _
_9 1,04*10
_ 63.166.60
— 19,141.60
_ 1,829.96
1.019 00
1. 160,76
9.441 16
_ 8.100.00
_991.700 60
imltta* of tb*
Th* executive
Idaho Cattlo 41 Horn# Growers'
elation hava indefinitely postponed
thn data of holding th* annual con
vention of thin organisation, whtob
ilddle of
January la Baton. This action was
taken cm aecaaat of the quarantine
tbronghost the state on ffpanlsb la
Th« contention will bo bold at Bot
j se as sooa *a coodttioa* wilt warrant
t of tb* data will be
! Anaoa
mad* In ail of tbs papers and tb*
members will b* notified personally
t by mall.
At a meeting of tho Montpelier
night, the question of ra ep aoi a g
j thought beta not to ra-epna tbe
schools again daring the carrant
! »«bool year, bat »hto Idea
meataern. However, no data was ant
for opefiteg of (he schools, bat if
wmwitawwa vvmtwvw Mr «EEWE WOE I
:t la likely that they will epea c* I
rela. Poisoned grain Is the Insidious
weapon employed. In the states of
Idaho. Montana and North Dakou
alone more than 50,000 farmers have
co-operated In the fight against the
peau. The farmers have also paid
more than 9100.000 for poison to bo
applied. Many millions of acres have
been thus rid of the pesU and grain
production Increased.
Against Jack Rabbit.
The campaign against lack rabblu
was also Intenae. according to the sur
vey. These marauder* attach th*
grain, beans and alfalfa. The moat
effective method of ridding a commu
nity of these apparently was to find
an acceaaable marhat for tha
aes for meat and the hides for turn.
Twenty thousand wore shipped to one
community In Californio and tho food
bureaus of the agricultural depart
ment are to be seed henceforward to
educate the people up to ag apprêta
live knowledge of (he most vales #f
the Jerk rabbit.
The war against the rodent family
Included the war upon pocket gopb
•ra. native mica and wood rats, house
rats and mica, mountain b cavara ,
moles, domestic rabbits, ou.
It may b* surprising to th* aver
ago American to know thsra ara 70
big gams and bird reservations la tho
United Hates On tho gams reeerva
tlons at the last report worn 801 baf
fato, 111 elk,II antelope and It deer.
For nine long, weary weeks Mont
pelier baa sndured th* qunranttn*
Imposed by th* City Board of Honlth
uncomplainingly and with the nppnr
moet thought that it was to the best
interests of the city that such yromnl
gation was mads.
Patience has ant
been without Its reward, for an Mon- I
day of thla week a meeting of tb*
Board of Health was held at which
It was decided to raise the baa a*
pool halls and sard rooms, aad It la
a matter of only short duration when >
•II public saeemhtageo will he permit
ter, including shows sad dsneiag sad
other place* of amusements.
It 10 atao with
> Me rallef
and even pleasure to know that tha
•»an against Moatpellsr baa baaa de
clared lifted by tb* Coaaty Board *< '
Health, as well aa agaiaat all other
settlements of tb* coaaty. Parta being
lb* only exception, which lag station
still persista la
Interning it* q**T
satlne, tor raaaoos bast known to tho
Inbsbltanta thereof—bat wholly la
con solvable to th* real of th* people
of the coaaty.
Conditions la MooipaUm ara rap
Idly improving aad tha ban against
public gatherings will soon be a xsat
1er of the past. For a weak or mas*
people have hern
ter with the same regularity a* he tare
the oalbreak of tha influent* epMem
to with not a single ta ataac n of fina
ler. lu tact, th* danger from
tracting th* aconrga bas eattraty baaa
removed and only a few
ramais la th* sfty.
The remalaa of
who died at Camp La*. Vs., from
ita. follow lag lb* taflaanas.
arrived last Set er day mors tag Tbs
by W. I.
Lloyd of Nampa, who bad sat aaty
of the d ecease d darin« tb* lime they
to all Moataaa coaaty Mtanwy* to
I — ««
I Instand of mldatabi of

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