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Huns are Not Demobolizing Army on Western
Front-Now Has Concentrated More Than
18 Divisions Under Hindenburg.
London, Feb. 10.—British newspa
pers of all opinions are devoting seri
ons attention to the attitude adopted
by ths German governmnet toward
armlsice conditions.
The Dally News' Paris correspon
dent sends a dispatch from "author
\ native sources" In which he says his
Informant told him he had reason to
believe Germany Is not continuing to
'( "She has now concentrated more
than eighteen divisions under. Von
Hindenburg on the western front,"
the correspondent says. "We also
t have the best reasons to believe Ger
many is keeping her troops under
arms on the pretext of economic ne
cessity. Some military authorities
think Germany has sought more ma
terial to give necessary armanent to
3,000,000 men. German demobiliza
tion la a condition to our demobiliza
tion, and, therefore, disbandment is
impossible so long as Germany does
not continue to demobilize.
"Allied military authorities con
sider the time has arrived for Germa
ny to give up her military strength—
that she be brought to such a condi
tion that she cannot resist the condi
ions of peace now being prepared.
The allied theory always has been
that we shall frame conditions which
Germany will have to accept, and that
there is nothing to discuss, except as
regards details.

Foch la Quoted.
"For this reason, Germany is try
ing to keep up her military strength
■o that she can send a delegate to the
peace congress for a thoroughly mili
tary discussion on the peace condi
tions imposed. On this point the
French National Socialist party and
lta extreme left wing are strongly op
posed to anything being done to save
Germany from the consequences of
defeat. In this matter the French
government will be supported by the
entire nation."
The correspondent says he has
been Informed by a competent British
authority that Marshal Foch "made
a declaration of a somewhat serious
character st a meeting of the supreme
war council."
"He feels," this authority Is quot
ed as saying, "that the Germans ara
beginning to forget they are beaten.
Idaho's forty-fourth county has
come Into existence. It was born late
Tuesday gfternoon when Governor
Davia attached his signature to it.
This county is formed out of old
Bannock with Soda Springs as the
county seat. It carries an enabling
act which will permit the residents in
three and one-half townships to settle
tbe dispute as to whether they will be
ideluded in the new county or will re
main tn Bannock. This is to be done
at the general election In 1920.___!
In' the meantime Caribou coui
^_ Within 10
'•(lava after signing the bill Governor
Davs will appoint the new officers and
within five days after they qualify
the county commissioners are to meet
the commissioners of Bannock and ar
range for the transfer ot the records,
etc., see to the settlement of debts
' and otherwise arrange affairs between
the old and new counties.
to come into existence.
Representative Whitman of Ban
nock county* elected on a county di
vision platform, succeeded In getting
t the hill through with the a ssi sta n ce of
8enator Witty. Old Bannock did not
contest the separation.
Mrs. Bertha MacRae of Pocatello,
traveling nurse for the O. S. L. family
service club, was in the-city yester
day. culling on the families of the
railroad men who have been or still
are In the military service
MacRae has devoted her enjire time
during ths past six months to this
work and tn many instances she has
rssdered valuable aid to the families
They are apt to forget we are In a
state of war. They have been alow
in handing over transporta and other
things. They are causing a great
deal of difficulty.
•'We are demobilizing fast; they;
are not continuing to demobilize. >
There is danger of Germany saying..
•we do not care anything about your
league of nations, and we have got 1
oUr troops.' Unless a change takes;
place we might be faced with a sit- ;
uatlon In which Germany, as regards !
the number of men in the field, will j
have three men against the allies two.
Question Taken Up.
"The question of demobilization
has been taken up by the supreme
war council. All the technical advis
ers have certainly been In favor of
taking what additional measures may
be necessary to prevent any danger
to the allies or their positions or any
danger of their not being able to dlfc
date what peace terms they please."
The correspondent In Paris of the
_ ...
Daily Mail credits Marshal Foch aa
having said to the supreme war coun
ell that there were many instances of
Germany's failure to comply with the
armistice terms, notably in the hand
ing over of artillery, submarines and
agricultural machinery.
''As evidence of the German splr
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it. the correspondent continued,,
Marshal Foch mentioned an occasion ■
when he summoned a German (
commission to meet him and they j
failed to appear at the time and place
indicated. It was only after strong .
pressure on his part that the meeting |
eventually took place.
Focli's Estimate.
m 01- CC ra d »! 10 Mar8hal I '' och ' 8 •**- !
mate, the Germans are now capable
of placing an army of 3,000,000 in
the field In two months' time." I
The correspondent adds: "It Is de- i
sired to make a renewal of the war
impossible under the conditions to be
laid down February 17. The terms
suggested include the banding over
of the whole of the German artillery;
compulsory reduction of the German
army to twenty-five divisions with
machine guns for the internal polic
ing of the empire; and occupation by
the allies of the Ruhr district, which
includes Essen.
"During an Important debate on
these proposals the further sugges
tion was made that In view of Ger
many's attitude the allies should also
revert to the Initial demand for the !
handing over of transport, which was I
modified on account of Germany's ;
plea of Impossibility."
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Washington, Feb. 8.—The One !
.Hundred and Sixteenth engineers' j
regiment, comprising forty officers !
and 1342 men, sailed from Breat Feb- !
f;uary 5, on the battleship Kansas,and ;
IS due at Newport News February 16 . >
qne component of this regiment Is the j
oRd Second battallion of the Second
Idaho regiment, formerly Infantry
and converted Into engineers after
entering the federal Jerlvce. This
xeglment Is reported to have suffered i
•Ye as by depletion than Infantry un lta. ;
JWord received by the war department
today is to the effect that the One
Hundred and Forty-sixth field artllle
ry regiment, which contains the First
battalion of the old Second Idaho,
and is commanded by Lieutenant
Colonel Paul Weyrech of Walla Wal-'
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la. Wash., is now a part of the army
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of occupation. The regiment la re
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ported to have made a brilliant rec
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ord In the operations against the St.
uihi I .
MIhiel salient. The date of lta re
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turn la Indefinite.
of the men who were called to the
aervlce. In some cases she has seen
that she families received financial.
aid from the service, which otherwise
would not have been given, simply
because the wife's pride prevented
her from making her wants known to
the club. *
It to the intention of the club to
compile a complete service record of
every Short Line employe who was In
Ihe army or navy. Photos of each
man is desired and Mrs. MacRae say»
the officers of the club will consider
it a great favor If returning soldiers
will forward their photos to the war
service club at Pocatello.
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The city council met In special aes
slon Wednesday night with tbe mayor
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and all councilmen present,
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against the city were allowed and
several matters tjere talked over In
formally. One of these was to sell
or trade for other land the city's tract
of ground adjoining the Washington
school grounds. This tract has been
held by the city for years with the
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■ v * ew °» making a park out of It, but
( owing to its location It is undesirable
j for that purpose. If the tract could
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| council is to purchase a plot of
! vote of the people of the city, and it I.
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Possible the question will be put up
I to them at the comlug city election
Short Line shops last Saturday night,
! which resulted in Archie Wtlaon re
be sold at a fair price the Idea of the
ground for a park In a more central
! location. To do this will require a
The question of creating sewer dts
trict No. 2 was ulso discussed and the
street committee was Instructed to
have the city engineer furnish the
necessary date for the council's con
sideration at its next meeting.
A cutting affray took place at tbe
celvlng two ugly gashes—one over
! the left nipple and the other on the
! left side. The latter was the most
(severe, the knife penetrating Wilson's
,un *»- The cutting was done by M. J.
1 Jones, and was tbe result of an alter
! cation between the two men, In which
j Jones accused Wilson of falling to
! do his work properly,
! Wilson was taken to the Montpelier
; hospital, where bis wounds were
> dressed. He Is reported as getting
j along nicely.
Jones was arrested on the charge
"Y assault with a deadly weapon. Not
being a"ble to give bond, he Is board
n * G>e Hotel Athay In Paris, pend
i Ing his preliminary hearing, which
; will probably be held tomorrow be
j for e Judge French,
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! this morning. The primaries will be
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3 held on the fourth Tuesday In August
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land county candidates will be select
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I ed by popular vote. Delegates to a
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state convention will be selected by
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; tbe county conventions, and state can
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{ didalea by state conventions Otlcrlat
of Jefferson, was the only rpeubllcan
; senator against the measure.
Democrats were solid against It,
Senate bill 19, the consolidation
measure, passed the senate with
house amendments. There is no vital
change and now goes to the governor.
The republicans voting against were
! Lee. McMurry, Orroe and Owens
i Democrats were against It solidly
Boise, Feb. 12.—The new primary
: bill was rushed through tbe senate
to ]
leaders have annonueed that they
will try to have the suffrage resolu
tlon re-introduced in this aeaaslon. tn
Washington, Feb. 12.—Suffrage
| hope of getting another vota.
1 Col. Cleveland C Gee e.rae In last'
Monday afternoon from Camp Hear- '
ne, and hutLIhe ple.aure of spending *
twenty-four hours with hi. parent.
und old friend. He h.d been sla
Honed at Camp Kearney for the pa.t
four month, a. Instructor of a com->
bat division of engineer., which was I
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ready for overseas duty, when the 1
rmistlce was signed
"Prior to loiljnrClip Kearney
Col. Gee waa Instructor In the Milita
ry Staff College at Washington, h.v
ing been called there from Weat,
Point, where he was serving as In
Htructor In mathematics.
Col Gee left Tuesday afternoon for!
Camp Humphreys, Vs., where he ex
pects to bR stationed for two years
•r more as instructor Income branch
of the school for engineers.
This was Col. Gee's first visit home
He was not on a
'n three years,
leave of absence, but simply "took
i day off" while en route from Camp
Kearney to the east to visit with his
parents. He wss especially anxious |
to see hlB mother, who hus been In ;
poor health for the past month or|
Cleve, as he Is familiarly known by
his old Montpelier friends, was «P- !
pointed as a carlet In West Point mil-;
!tary academy In 1905 by the late
Senator Hcyburn, He graduated In
June, 1909, standing third In a claas
of 103. In teas than nine years he
has gradually advanced In the ranke
from lieutenant to colonel, hla promo
tions having all been made on merit !
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and not through any "pull."
today probably the yougeat man In
the United States military service
who bears the title of colonel, he bo
ng but 33 years of age.
. o
rrigatlon expert, are now In Wnsh
Ington, D C , and two others are en
j route to Washington with complete
Information regarding this project
Tbe committee, when It completes lu
data, will meet the secretary of the
The reclamation department la al
ready familiar with some ot Ihe poe
slhllltiee of this Immense project,
?nd when the Idaho bo- ster* get thru
Pocatello, Feb. 11.—An active
campaign la now being arranged by (
the business men, farmers and promi
nent men In general of the upper
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Snake river valley to Interest the gov
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■rnment reclamation aervlce In the
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iropoaed Dubola Blackfoot project.
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An organization has been formed
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to promote thl* project that Is work -1
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'ng on a sound business basts snd
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nothing will be left undone to pro
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rüT« T or
■n det.ll, be plan, upon which two
mil Ion. of seres of » ».ble■ tand In
southern snd southeastern Idaho can
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be placed under Irrigation through
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the aid of the government In building
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•he Dubole-Blackfoot project Tbe
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oromoters of the scheme have a pub
licity department directed by Byrd
Trego of Blackfoot. and two local
in Washington the department will
be able to act and give th* matter
I thorough eongldarutio*.
Wm. Short Home After Long Service with Cana
dian Troops--Was Twice Wounded-Teeth
Knocked Out and jaw Shattered.
William Short, aon of Mr ami Mra lout
Harry Short, arrived home last Tura-1
dny morning from Toronto, Canada, |
where he was mustered out of service j h
on the 4th of this month Mr Short ' |
's one of the many who have return- rest
ed from France who can teatlfy to shell
the fact that war la all that Gen his
Sherman said It was. and then some.
That ho Is alive and here today to re
late his experiences over there, ta llt
tlo short of a miracle.
At Chicago on Jan 10. 1017, Mr.
Short enlisted In Ihe Canadian Infan
try. From there he went to Toronto,
where he remained for four weeks.
when hia regiment sailed for England
After four weeks' training In England
the regiment waa aent to France.
active aer
* here H soon
vice on the front. Aa la generally
known. Ihe Canadian forces were In
the thickest of some of the moat an
vere lighting during 1017 and moat
0 ' ,M * y "" r up to »h* l, " # ,h * arm ' 8 ;
' c * W88 Ai an ,Uu, * n,UoB of
* om " ,h ' har<Ub,p8 -*P-rl.nced
^ Mr. Short, at one time for a period
|T ,wo ,n ,h " J™**"»
'V wa, *' r aboY * bl8 knB T an,, »" ,hat
hb h8rt to " a ' " u r' n « ,ha ' ,Un " WM
' buUJ, bw,f « d hard Uc,t
Mr. Short waa Brat wounded on
Aug 20, 1018, when a piece of
shrapnel atruck him on the neck. The
wound was not a serious one and af
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8 '* ,n a , ho8pUa ' h " Wa8
""•* barh *° bta "«Iment. «. WM ta
Ihe fight but a short time when, In
the drive at Cambria, he received a
wound which came nearly proving to
be a fatal ona. An explosive machine
gun bullet struck him on Ihe right
cheek and coursing «townward went
Impressive funeral services were
held st tbe Liberty meeting house
last Friday afternoon for Roy I, Aus
who , de ,„ n , l0 n hospital
on Enii trom th „ rMult of
wounds received on the bettle field
rr , nco Q ct Th<> b „ dy w „ , c .
! colnl> anl*d here by Comrade Guy
Steele, who gave the parents and rel
atives the first detailed Information
they had received regarding tbe na
ture of Roy's wounds
American troops were tnaklng a drive
against the Huns at the village ot
Gnanea, France, on the morning of
Whlle the
Oct. 12, Roy wss struck with an ex
t plosive machine gun bullet In the
i lower part of tbe bark. The bullet
i'njured bla vertebra In auch a man
ner as to cause paralysis of both
I legs. The surgeons from the first
I pronounced hie wound se mortal, but
! everything possible waa done for
him In the hope that his life might!
be ape red Comrade Steele said that!
Itoy waa s most patient sufferer aa he ;
laid In the hospital In Pr.nct, for
I nearly three months before being
He pereletently In
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have any of them been returned Af- m
ter a telegram waa received announc
ng bla arrival at Ellis Island, a letter •,
c . r . of the boo
° Ul ' bl *
What thoughts must have pass ed
through Roy'* mind as be sew the
shadows of death creeping ape* him
and not one word could be receive | °
from loved ones at home Hla **P*~ j
Hence had been the expertene*
many others who spent many months ;
*» the hospitals "over there" without j
Who la responsible for this deplor-,
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! »ent to this country
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refused to let the nurse Inform bis
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relatives here of hi* condition
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.sad and moet^deplorahl# feature In
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! connection with hla case, was, that
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during those months of suffering he
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never received n word from home
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This wss not because hie parce t* In
•>" b ^ b '« a » a
v . r . not
fw wter , w , fe , olnf tn b1ln
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almost dally. One of hie brothers
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staled to us that at • very low estl
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mate, 100 tetters were written to him,
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not one of which be received, nor
» letter from home,
lout under h • Jaw
Every tooth waa
knocked out ami h a lower Jaw com
plctel" sh-ttered
h I tut in a »bell hole fur SH h<trt,
| urt of the l t. une - îaclous, and the
rest of the t'me pravtpg that another
shell would drop i.nd put him out of
his mtaory.
In th a condition
When found by stretcher-bearers
he Was given Drat aid attentlou as
quickly sa posa. hie and aent to a hos
pital at Boulogne France. After a
few weeks' treatment there he waa
sent to a hospital In England, where
he remained until Dec II, when he
was sen! overseas to a hospital In To
Surgeons have done all that human
(kill ran do for him, hut thay have
■of been able to replace the lower
jaw. whirl) waa «hot to pieces For
the balance of his Ufa he will be com
pelled lo wear what la known as a
false splint, a heavy sllvar wire con
trivance which holde hie Jaw in
shape He will never again be able
to eat solid food, such aa steaks,
roast meats or anything that requires
lo be masticated Ills diet muai con
sist of soups and fooda that can ba
swallowed without chewing. Aside
from allll being quite nervous, Mr.
Short la now feeling line.
For the next alt months Mr. Short
Will receive |70 a month, and rrom
then on he will receive a life pension;
but does not know the amount How
ever. he thinks It will be shout Ml
a month.
When mustered out, Mr Short waa
given his soldier uniform and 170
with which to buy a civilian salt and
Waller Phelps la In receipt of the
following Interesting letter from Ar
nold Zumbrunnen, who Is a member
of Co. A. 3634 Infantry, written at
Coerae de Valr. France, on Jan. SI:
Dear Friend Walt.
You will no
doubt be surprised to hear from me
hut I think I told yoy
although I am lata I am atlll going
to make my promise good end hope
you will overlook this delay.
I aui well and hope you and your
family are aleo In good health Was
very sorry when I heard of Vear's
death A few months certainly bring
big change« I have now been over
seas nearly seven months We left
Hoboken July 6lh on the Empress of
Russia. It would be difficult for me
to explain the emallest of my experi
ences over here but will talk II over
with you some dsy while I am wait
ing my turn for a shave
I have been on three fronts, la feet
I have been with the old »1st ever
We were
would write
since We left Camp Lewi#
first In reserve near Nancy and later
we went Into action In the Argonne
Foreet We went over tbe top Sept
; J6,h »«*< »ought the big battle of
°T7Äy ta?»
they had thousand* of machine guna
In action and th# shrapnel and other
big shell* bursting all around ns In
spite of the loaees we advanced ev
ery d»y Rome of u* went without
eat* for three days at a time, I waa
wet for two week* Frit* had every
cross road and trail under the exact
range of hi* big guna The woods
were j«e* netted with barb wire thru
snd thru I'll never forget when I waa
tangled In wire, and a sniper bad me
located And also the first day when
the colonel ordered us to affix bayo
net# end dean out aome woods that
was full of machin« gun newts Th*
wild we*« division (filet) wem thru
*nd got the heron
along Ihe line thru Ithelms. Chateau
Thierry. Verdun and went lato aettou
m Flanders near Audanarda. Belg»
uro W* went thru Ypres. Rouler*
•, nrt hundreds of Important place* At
' b "* * ha ^ , >' a b « ,W '»« >*'<
*'V?***!?* to J° bo . m - »-■*
rhsnged" Friday Jan Ylth"«^'*^
gotag to march In review before Gen
era! Pershing and about Maturday aa
| ° , M#r cootie" Inspection We ara
j getting eomethug^ uew~uv»vy~d»y"
ofinr.ee be known, but If tbe r*aj
; bllliy could be pieced, the guilty
j should, fu toms wey, be m u d r to auf
j fer for tbe heertnrhau their neglect
or failure of duty have brought to
W# have been all

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