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' « ' . A ... V ; t MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 1919. NUMBER 40 ..XXV. HAT IS TO OE DONE IN SIDERIA, IS OIG QUESTION 'he United States Should Either Withdraw or Place a Largely Increased Force There/' is the Opinion of Lloyd Lehrbas. ic is (By Lloyd Lehrbas) H^Biberfh is one of the big question Hftarks in our foreign policy today. Why American troops arc kept there a question that has ben asked re- war Heatedly without answer by the Iggpepartment. When they will be I out of Siberia has not been dlvulg l. The Siberian question is an ice jloeked secret ■ One man's opinion on the Siberian pnestion is as good as another's be cause there are no official orders, no Authentic statements, and no war de partment information to base n con clusion on. From my trip to Siberia and the information 1 gleaned while ithere fro'ni Doughboys, American offi cers, red cross workers and from Fred femith of the Chicago Tribune, and jjPaul Wright of the Chicago Dally >News, two friends who traveled far ther into the Interior than 1 did, this I Is my crystalized idea of the ques tion : The Unitfed States should either ; withdraw from Siberia or put a lurge 1 I'ly increased force there. The present .force of 8,000 untrained troops is a [ joke of the sorriest type. They are ! not strong enough to take an active > part in any fighting that does or would occur, and yet they are repre sentatives of this government and they i could be very easily the spark to be gin an honest to goodness war against Japan or Russia. If we withdraw from Siberia it will mean but one thing—Siberia will be dominated by the Japs, for they have a force of close to 100,000 thqre, and have no intention of withdrawing now or anywhere in the near future. The issue rests with the American people. Does the United States want to put a real army Into Siberia, co operate with Kolchak and the Japs, and clean up Siberia from the Ural Mountains to Vladivostok, or does It want to get out of Siberia altogether and let them settle their difflcculties in their own time in their own way? A complete withdrawal from Siber ia may be a menace to the United States for it will make more than ev er, Japan the predominant influence in Oriental affairs, and give them a strangle hold cm the Far East that could never be loosened, that menace is to be considered ser iously is up to the judgment of our diplomatic service. It is for them to Judge, not we people who do not Whether JOHN TEUSCHER OP GENEVA DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS John Teuscher, one of the well-to do ranchers of Geneva, died at the> Montpelier hospital last Saturday night. Mr. Teuscher had been in poor health for several months, but his condition was not thonght to he serious until a few days prior to his death, when he came to the hospital for treatment. All of he physicians of the city were called in consulta tlon on his case, but they were unable to diagnose his ailment. He died in a convulsion. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottleib Tenscher of Logan. He was born in Switzerland 35 years ago, and came to the United States with his parents 20 years ago. Besides his parents, he la survived by one brother, one sister, hla wife an if four small children. His funeral services were held at the Geneva meeting house Wednes day afternoon at one o'clock. MANY PEOPLE PAID FIRST HALF OF TAXES County Treasurer Lucille Hull is swamped this week with making out tax receipts. When asked over the pjwae Wednesday morning how the U>tz\ receipts compared with other yean»/ she said she waa unable to state at that time, aa she had not the time to make any footings or eom parinona, hut she thonght the receipts would be full Decern! to those of last However, some people understand the currents of diplomat ic entanglements in Asia. If the decisions of the United States is to remain in Siberia, it must be with our minds made up to fight with a large force unil the Bolshevists are completely exterminated and regard less of snap judgment views or the Bolshevists as fighting men that would be a tough job. So it lies between the two opposite views, depending upon whetther we feel in a bellcose ntood, or whether we are completely saturated with the blessings of peace. The United States is between the devil and the dep sea because we should either get out, or get it! The present policy of our participation in Siberian affairs is impossible to my mind. I interviewed, W. B. O'Reilly, Brit ish High Commissioner to Siberia when he landed at San Francisco a few days ago on his way to London. He told me that all the British troops had been withdrawn from Siberia, but that the British were still sending Kolchak supplies, and lending him fi nancial, diplomatic and moral assist ance. Personally I believe that Qreat Britain has taken the first steps for a complete withdrdawal. Japan, the United States, and the Czech-Slaves, nre now the only re maining groups of any size in Siber ia, and after General Gaida's unsuc cessful revolution 1n Vladivostok, the Czechs are withdrawing as fast as transportation facilities permit. A year ago the uniforms of fifteen different nationalities could be seen every day in Vladivostok. Today three uniforms make the color scheme. A few months hence and only the United States and Japan will have any troops on duty guarding the railways and alternately feeding and scowling at the Bolsheviks' for the Reds gather In the cities during the cold winter months, and, as refugees, get aid from the Red Cross, and then with the com ing of each summer's warmth go out and fight some more, in the spring time their young men's fancy turns to thoughts of scrapping. The Siberian question mark is twins! Will we withdraw? Will we go in? But for the love of Mike, do some thing. a V FIRE DAMAGES FIRST WARD MEETING HOUSE meeting hou J500 or mon the stove in the primary room, which ; had been used that evening by the Mutuals. The prompt arrival of the fire department, aided by the heavy i snow on the roof, prevented the fire from doing more damage than it did. ! in All of the furniture, books, etc., were ; removed from the building. The au- , ditorium was only slightly damaged by water. With an expenditure of about 3200 the building can be paired so that It can be used until a naw meeting house Is erected. had until the last Saturday of this month in which to pay their taxes, which will reduce the total receipts somewhat. All of the public utility companies doing business In the county paid one-half of their taxes. Those who did not pay one-half of their taxes on or before last Mon day may pay them any time after Fire, which started from an over heated stove last Tuesday night about 9:30, damaged the Fitst ward of The fire started from were under the impression that they at is out the the to the the fourth Monday of next month, hut a penalty of six per cent will be added, and besides interest at the rate of 12 per cent will be charged from tke first Monday In January. tragedy is a comedy that fails to make good st the box office. last The Examiner la only $2 n year, A. Œ ]□ The End of a Perfect Day I I V Up * E p ? —:-r- = r — A— * it, \ 3*§ Tê SOM!! QUESTIONS THE CENSUp TAKERS WILL ASK Who is the head of your family.? If there is any doubt on this ques tion, even a lurking suspicion, now iB the time to clear the chairs out of the TMtchen and settle the matter once for all, because the census tak er will be around next month and that Is ono of the questions he will ask. President Wilson requests that people be prepared to answer ques tions promptly and accurately. Only two weeks ure allowed tor collecting the vast amogmt of data that will gn ino the next Census, a stupenduous task that will require to co-operation of citizens general ly, if it is to be performed on time and effciently. Citizens are asked to invite the census taker into the house and pro vide a table where he may till the jlong blanks with the least delay and ^convenience, questions that will be asked follows: 1. How many members of the home? » 2. Who Is the head of the family? Name In order those most nearly re lated to the head of the family, be ginning with the wife, children In order (beginning at the eldest), rel atives, boarders, roomers, servants, 3. Give the names of other per sons not members of the family who reside permanently with the famllf: 4. Give age at last birth, sex, race of each member of the family and other persons, and whether mar ried, single or widowed or divorced. 6. Were all members of the fam ily or persons with family born in the United States? 6. If born'In a foreign country, stae where and give date of arrival in the United States, 7. Has any member of the family or person residing permanently with he family been naturalized or declar ed his Intention of becoming a cltl A summary of the zen? 8. If so, give the date of natural ization if full citizen: date of first papers if declared intention. 9. Has any member or person re siding there permanently attended school of any kind since the first day of September, 1919. 10. Is there any member of the family or other person residing there who canont read and write the lang luage? Give the birth place of the father of each person residing there perm anently and his native tongue If for elgn born. mother of each person, including members of the family, that reside there permanently and her native re-,tongue if foreign born, 13. Is there any member of the family or other person residing per manently with the family who does not speak English? v 14 - wh *' *■ th * «H****** 0 " °u \ Profession of each person. Including n>*n»l>«r» of the family residing par manently? 15 Does the house in which they ,,Te ^e* 0 "* *° members of the fam Uy or It It rented? If hon *« OWDed *>y head of or by some member of the family, state whether mortgaged or free from incumbrance. Olve birth place of the 17. Are there any outbuildings on the premises in which horses, cattle, sheep, hogs or poultry of any kind are kept? 18. Does any member of the fam liy own or op e r „e « farm? j jp Are there anv members of the femily that are either blind, deaf or mute? I MRH. ELIKAHKTH 4'IIOFT DIEN AT HIDE 01.11 AGH thttl _ lover Mrs. Rlizabeth Croft, mother ofitho Mrs. William Nye of this city, died s«ry in Salt Lake Wednosduy morning Dec. 24, at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Morris Nelbaur. Death was caused from gsneral debility, Incl-jcongresn dent to old age. Deceused, whose 1 the maiden name was Richardson, was the born in Bngland on Feb. 6, 1K37. She i able grew to woman hood there and In the In»; latter 60's was united In marring« toia*4 Thomas Croft, ln 1869 Mr and Mrs |Croft came to the United Stales and settled In Tooele, Utah. They resided not there until 1880, when they came to j Paris, this county. The following year Mr. Croft passed to the Great th Beyond, and most of the time since Mrs. Croft had made her home with and her children in different parts of Idaho and Utah. 8he is survived by three sons und two daughters. The remains arrived from Salt | Lake yesterday on No. 6 and were taken on to Paris where funeral ser- (OWn vices were held In the afternoon. ! (>LI> TIME RESIDENT OE IDAHO DIES IN POCATELLO u Michael Kelly, father of Mra. Kd Brady and Mra. Mary Layng. died al the I,ayng residence In Pocatello, set ThuadaV, Dec, 18. Mr. Kelly v»> th( a pioneer of Idaho, having resided here for nearly 37 years, and death followed an illness whleh extended over the past three months. Mr. Kelly was born in Ireland on He resld- I May 15. 1846, and came to this coun try when 19 years of age. ed in New York City for some time and entered the service of the Un ion Pacific In 1867. He came to Idaho In 1882 and the following year entered the service of the Oregon Short Line and for the ^ 26 years following was a faithful Is employe of the company, filling the position of foreman of construction work, being stationed first at loivs Hot Springs and for a number of years at Montpelier. Blackfoot. Dec. 36.—The marriage Mie» I'hyllss Ann Hoover, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. A Hoor er and John Charles Weston of Los Angeles, took place at the home of i ^ bride on Bast Alice street this ev liming Before an Improvised altar I D f Christmas greens, .cathedral can n dies tn tall white holders snd a has ket of white narcissus on t white pe dost»* the ceremony waa read by the Rev. J, H. GHlilan of the Methodist church. He was pensioned by the Oregon Short Line a number of years ago. Mrs. Kelly died at Grand Island, Neb,, about 13 months ago, and fol lowing her death. Mr Kelley return aa an ed to Pocatello where he has since resided. • Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at Mt. John's ca thedral In Pocatello. The remains lowing her dgoth, Mr Kelly return they were laid to rest beside those of his wife. so CALIFORNIAN TAKES OEM HT ATE BRIDE Refreshments were served In the of dining room, the table being decorat ed with a basket of pink roses, cat he drsl candles tied in pink chiffon and white wedding bells and pink hows Mr and Mrs. Weston left later for Los Angeles, where they will reside Mr. Weston is the son of Mr. and Mra. Eugene Weston of Lo* Angelo* MARCH FIRST FIXED AS DATE FOR RETURN OF ROADS President's Decision Made Public in Proclamation Issued Wednesday-Express Companies Al so Return to Private Control. Washington. Dec. 24 - I'resident Wilson tonight announced that tin would r'turn ihn railroads to privat« ownership on March 1. Tim |.icaitic nt also announced that thn railway express companies would bn returned at the aunt« tiro«. In announcing theat two deelalotia of the pi aident, Sec rotary Tumulty lauued I ho following ata) entent: tain tion or so nttd vate and •Mil and and now of erty the I al ed, as not of out as or I "Las May, lit hin message to thn jeongnaa. ihn president announced thttl ,hc 1 would be handed lover to their owners at the end of ofitho calendar year. It Is now neees s«ry to nc by the Issuing of » pro clamutlon. istances, no agreement been reached by in th« present olrcuui hiivlng yet lie two houses of Incl-jcongresn In respect to legislation on 1 the subject, it becomes neeesssry In the public interest lo allow a reason i able time lo elapse between the Issu In»; of the proclamation and the date toia*4 It 11 actually taking effect. "Tho president I» advised that lb« railroads anil express companies are not organised t j them make It pusalbifl for lo receive and manag« th«lr properties If uctuully turned over lo th „ m on number 31. anil If thte were done It would raise financial and legal compllcullons of a serious character "The ruilroad and express com panies should he given ample oppor | „,„(,.„1 „nil ntunsgepient of their (OWn stockholders, directors and offl tunlty to adequately prepare for the result, ptalon of their huslneaa under Therefore, the tranafer of ihe ! cers, possession buck to Ihe railroad com patties will hemme effective si 12 01 u m . March 1. 1920.'' The decision of Ihe prealdent with regard to the railroad properties was set forth In a proclamation, of which th( , following „ pilfl; "Whereat. In ihe exerclie of su ,,nry w,^ • ll,k ® n possession of, and [have, through the director general of I •'"Droudg, exorcised control over, cer Ihorlty committed to me by law I have therefore, through the aecre INTEREST ON LIBERTY IOANN AMOUNTS TO gfMMI.OOO.OU» J. Wanhlngton, D ('. , Dec 22 » in K u at I H be In I t«ri-at on Liberty loans now amounts ^ be(weAn , H0 0.000.000 and 8900, 000,000 per year. Th« population of thn United Htates Is estimated at something under 110.000,000 persons. Th« United Stales treasury there for« Is disbursing Investment profits averaging 88 each to every man, wo man and child In thn country. Uh« They began bonds, a very few proportionately, because they actually needed the money A very large proportion »old them at a loss of a few dollars, because they Itched to spend the »« n -y. a far too grsat proportion traded them for stocks which, iti many eaeee. j will , total loaa Other* sold to Invest In stocks of tba same lack of worth Because of the pressure ; Morn than 20.000.000 persons were ,h " ''•••» <» f Victory loan aa holders of war bonds, indicating an average family holding which Just tallies with Ihe above figures some 3200 worth of Liberty or Victory bonds, producing an Income of 38 per year. Hundreds of thousands of persons who never saved money before did so through the purchase of Liberty bonds and Wsr Havings stamps As soon sa the war ended, this accumu lated money burned their pockpts the small boy's first dollar. to sell their Llhdrty of sales from these motives. Liberty bonda have been selling below par. and persons compelled by rlrcum stances to sell have been forced to ! accept s lone of money they eneld 111 afford TbIs has been the more regrettable because the depreciation In price was artificial. ! What becomes of the Liberty bonda tain railroads, system» of transporta- tion and properly pertaining thereto, or connected therewith, systems of coastwise transportation owned or controlled by said railroads or sys- tems of transportation. IVrlarilng al- so terminals, associations, sleeping nttd parlor cars, private cars and pri- vate car lines, elevators, warehouses, and telegraph and telephone Unaa •Mil all other equipment used or op- erated as a part of such railroads and systems of transportation; and "Whereas, 1 now deem It needful and desirable that all railroads, sys- tem» of transportation and property now under federal contrai be relin- quished therefrom; now. therefore, under authority of section fourteen of Hie- federal control art approved March 11. 1111, and of all other powers and prnvslons of law thereto enabling me, I, Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, do hereby relinquish from federal con- trai. effective the first day of March. 1920, at 11:01 a m . all railroads, systems of transportation and prop- erty of whatever kind taken or held under such federal control and not heretofore relinquished, and restore the same to thn possession and eon- I rol of their respect I vs owners. -"Walker I). Hines, director gener- al of railroads, or his successor In of- fice, is hereby authorised and direct- ed, through such agent and agencies as he may determine, in any manner not inconsistent with the provisions of said ad of March II, Itll, to ad- just, settle and close all matters. In- cluding the making of agreemnts for compensation, and all questions and disputes of whatsoever natura arising out of or Incident to federal control, until otherwise provided by procla- mation of the president or by act of congress, and generally to perform as fully In all respects as the presi- dent Is authorised to do. all and sin- gular, the acts and things ne c essary or proper In order to carry Into effect this proclamation and the relinquish- ment of said railroads, systems of transportation and said property," J. If. HAWLEY MAY HR A CAHINKT MEM HER Boise, Dec 23.—The announce ment here today by friends of former Governor James H. Hawley that his name waa being linked with the ap pointment as sacceeaor to Franklin K l-ane. secretary of the Interior, u roused a great deal of entbnslaem, The news came from Washington, where It Is said a western men Is con sidered llhely to sncceeed Secretary Lane. Mr. Hawley was strongly mentioned for this cabinet position at the time of Secretary Lane'a ap I polntmsnt. The other man considered waa W. H King, chief cotinsul for the récla mai Ion service Mr King la said to be in poor health and wowld be en able to accept the portfolio, so that. In the event of Secretary Uss'i re tirement. Mr Hawley will be la line for appointment Ve succeed him. I The frtends ef former Ooveraor Hawley are active In their efforts to get bln name before the preeidetu for consideration He Is held by them tn her* every qualification eeceaaary to fill the poaitloti. j security, absolutely loan proof, and .bearing four to four usd three-quart erepereeat interest, is a marvelously ; good investment, sold below par? Tb« strong boseu of the wise ta vmitor are the answer. He Is absorbing more and of them knowing that a government In the meantime, tho government la contlaulag the Stampe, which offer U ! way to save money, ways redeemable at 19 days notice le of War Having* if* and seay They nr* in css* of need, al coal pins tutopom earned. ! __ Pay your aabaertftkia today.