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Revolutionary Spirit of Teut Sailors Is
Readily Noticeable.—Captive War
ships Will Be Located in
Orkney Islands
Loudon, Nov. 2.'! . *ri,r» Hcnuiin
fleet. which surrendered lo tin* Brit
ish Thnrsdujr, If Ini* become known
consisted of nine battleships. five lull
He cruiser*. «even light cruiser* null
fifty destroyer*.
tine Germai) light cruiser while oil
It* way across the North sen with the
oilier ships of the German high sen a
fleet to surrender Io Ih* »Illes, striiek
a mine. The warship wits linilly ilain
aged ami sunk.
The surrendered German flee! hus
been taken to the Hrapa Flow.
The Sen pa Flow Is in the middle of
Hie Orkney Islands, off the northeast
coast of Scotland. It Is n small Inland
sea, with an area of no square miles.
It contain* many small island* and
has numerous good hut burs und rond
» tea da.
There Is good anchorage In the
Seajai Plow for a great number of
large vessel*. Ilefore the war It was
the headquarter* of the British home
fleet during the naval training sea
The British grand fleet and five
American battleships and three French
warships. In two long eolnmns. escort
eil the 71 Herman vessels in their un
rhorn tfe.
Total of 59 Submarine«.
London, Nov. 23.—-Twenty more
Herman submarine» were surrendered
lo Admiral Sir Ueginnld T.vrwhjlt off
Harwich Friday morning. 'This makes
a total of Ml submarines thus far hand
ed over. There would have been 21
surrendered yesterday, but one sunk
during the night.
The correspondence of the wireless
service with the British naval force»
says llfat Just before noon n cruiser
rame into sight, followed by the Her
man submarine* ami a Herman trans
When the Germans arrives) It was
noticeable that the revolutionary élé
ment was decidedly present. Some of
the officers had removed the Prussian
eagle» from (heir ceps and replaced
them with a sort of red badge Hint
recognises Hie authority of the sailors'
and soldiers' council.
Right and Justice Demand Trial for
Convictad Man, Declare«
Judge Griffin
Han Francisco, Nov, 23. The effort
being made to snve Thomas J. Mooney
from Ute gallows was marked yester
day by the publication of « letter from
Superior Judge Franklin A. Urlffln,
who tried and sentenced Mooney, to
Hovemor Stephens, asking a new trial
fur Mooney because of alleged evi
dences of a fraud conspiracy ugaliist
him. The letter was written on No
vember 19. Its receipt In Sncriiiiiento
was acknowledged by Governor Ste
phens. who would make no comment.
In the letter Judge Griffin auys the
testimony against Mooney offered by
Frauk C. Oxman. Durkee. Oregon, cat
tleman ; Mr* Mellle Ktlrau and her
daughter, »adle, and John McDonald,
was open to at lack. Information de
veloped after the trial, ami after the
motion for a new trial had been de
nied, Hint this evidence was faulty,
Judge Griffin declared yesterday.
"The si I nation of Mooney Is that he
stands condemned to death upon evi
dence concerning the truth of which,
to say the least, there has arisen a
grave doubt," the letter said. "Since
hl» trial, facts and circumstance» have
come to light which seriously reflect
upon the credibility of three of the
four witnesses who link him with the
crime of preparedness ,iay anil which
shake the foundation of the case upon
which the people rely for hi* convic
"I can only say I hut liglil and Jus
tice demand u new triul for Thomas
J. Mooney."
Congress Adjourns.
Washington. Nov. 21 Senate ami
house leaders have completed arrange
ments for the ending today of the pre*
eut session of congress, so that mem
bers may have a brief vacation liefore
the third mol lust session opens De
cember 2.
Kaiser le Private Person,
Paris, Nov 23 The Dutch legation
yesterday published * note ismtulnhig
h declaration by the president of the
Netherlands council of minister» to the
elminlier of deputies saying that the
former German emperor entered Dutch
territory after hi* nlxliciitIon ».* n prl
Vate ikerswnnge. The note »«y» the
kind or refuge granted to him Is rind
lur to that giveu all foreign refugees
and Hint the government eould not
make any exception on account of Ids
former position when he asked to be
»«Indited to Duteh territory.
Miss Caroline Spurgeon, one of the
two women members of the British ed*
iieallorial mission to the Flitted States,
Is professor of English literature at
Hie Fnlverslty of London, and one of
the most highly esteemed students of
English literature in England. She is
he* I known mi the I'niled Stutes ns
the author of "Five Hundred Years of
t 'hum er Criticism and Allusion."
Belief in Paris la That Final Peace
Conclusions Will Be Divided
into Two Treaties
Paris. Nov. 21.—It is the general
belief Huit the countries to lie repre
sented al Hie pence conference will In
clude all which declared war against
the central empires and those states
which were formed as a result of the
war, the (V.eeho-Slavs and Jugo-Slnvs.
Besides Jupun, the eastern countries
will Include Want and China. The
presence of China will probably have
a hearing on Hie fufure of Kulo-Cbau,
which has undergone a change since
China declared war on Germany, thus
cancelling'the lease whereby Germany
held Kalo-Cliait before Japan occu
pied the port at the outset of the war.
The size of the delegation doubtless
will be left to the various countries,
hut voting strength will not be de
pendent upon the size of the delega
tion. However, the »tune voting
strength for all countries la considered
open to objection ua giving Haiti,
Montenegro sud countries of that size
the same strength us Great Brltuln,
France, the United States und the
other great powers.
These are among the practical de
tails likely to be adjusted before the
sessions are opened. After the ad
justment among the allies, It is prob
able that the representatives of the
ceutral powers will he called In for
the arrangement of preliminaries. It
Is expected that all the central powers
will he represented, for while armis
tices were separately signed with Ger
many, Austritt, Bulgaria anil Turkey,
It Is nut anticipated that separate
congresses will he necessary.
It Is believed that the final conclu
sions will lie embodied Into two trea
ties, the first one to be concluded
early, covering tlie essentials, and the
second covering the larger general
ipiestiims, after u more thorough dis
Washington, Nov. 23.—The senate
privileges and elections committee yes
terday voted. II to 2. to dismiss pro
ceedings brought against Senator La
Follette of Wisconsin for an alleged
disloyal speech at St, l'ntil more than
n year ago. The majority recommen
dation. together with a minority re
port. will he presented to the senate
when It reconvenes December 2, with
|M>sslhlllty of a contest ou adoption of
the majority report.
►'our Democratic und five Kepubll
cun committeemen voted to sustain a
motion filed by Senator luiFollctte's
attorney for dismissal of the proceed
ing* which were instituted by the
Minnesota public safety commission.
Chairman I'omerene and Senator
Wal*h of Montana, IVmucruts, voted
In op|M»dtlon. and the chairman said
lie would offer u minority report.
Germans Want Investigation.
London. Nov. 23. ■ A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph from l'o|N>nhagen
says Hans Deibrueck and other Her
man conservative politicians have ajv
pealed to the government to appoint a
committee Including prominent neu
trals to Investigate accusations of
blenches of International law by Gcr
many during the war. The appeal said
the Investigation must be conducted
regardless of the rank or dignity ot
the accused person* so that "the Her
man people may l.e aide to clear Its
Disarm Ships in Germany.
London, Nov. 22 -The German bat
tleship Koenig ami the battle cruiser
Mackensen, which «No *|>ocifi»s| sur •
render Thursday, but were permit
teil to be absent . are being disarm
ed under the supervision of Vice Ad
miral Browning of the British navy,
win» was sent to Germany for that
puriM.se. necordlng to the rorrespon
dent of the Dally Mall with the British
fleet. The Koenig hus been in dry
•lock and could not t>e moved, while
the Muckcnsen hud uot been tom
resigns his post
Successor Will Face Problem of Fi
nancing Nation Through the
Trawsition Period From
War to Peace
Washington, Nov. 23. — William
Gibbs McAdoo, secretary of tin* treas
ury, director generul of railroads, and
often discussed as one of the presi
dential possibilities of 1920, has resign
ed his office to return to private busi
President Wilson baa accepted his
resignation. Mr. McAdoo will give up
the treasury portfolio as soon as a suc
cessor has been selected. He wished
to lay down Ills work ns director gen
eral of railroads by January 1, but
will remain If the president has not
then chosen a successor.
Upon the new secretary of the treas
ury. whoever he may be, will devolve
the tusk of financing the nation
through the transition period of war
lo peace, which probably will include
at least two more Liberty loans and
possibly also a further revision of the
system of war taxation.
Letters between President Wilson
and Mr. McAdoo, made public yester
day with the announcement of the res
ignation, give Mr. McAdoo's reasons
for leaving the cabinet solely as a ne
cessity for replenishing his personal
fortune, and express the president's
deep regret at losing his son-in-luw
front his official family.
The following letter 'from Mit Mc
Adoo wa* made publie wüh the an
nouncement :
The Secretary's Letter.
Mr. McAdoo's letter of resignation,
dated November 14, follows.
'Dear Mr. President:
"Now that an armistice haa been sign
ed and peace ia assured, I feel at liberty
to advise you of my desire to return, as
soon as possible, to private life.
"I have been conscious for some time
of the necessity for this step but, of
course, l could not consider It while the
cou -y was at war.
>^r almost six years I have worked
Incessantly under the pressure of great
responsibilities. Their exactions have
drawn heavily on my strength. The in
adequate compensation allowed by law to
cabinet officers (aa you know I receive
no compensation as director general of
railroads) and the very burdensome cost
of living In Washington have so depleted
my personal resources that I am obliged
to reckon with the facts of the situation.
, "1 do not wish to convey the Impression
that there la any actual Impairment of
my health, because such Is not the fact.
As a result of long overwork. I need a
reaeonable period of genuine rest to re
f lentsh my energy. But more than this,
must, for the sake of my family, get
back to private life, to retrieve my per
sonal fortune.
"I cannot secure the required rest nqr
the opportunity to look after my long
neglected private affaira unless I am re
lieved of my personal responsibilities.
"I am anxious to have my retirement
effected with the least possible Incon
venience to yourself and to the public
service, but It would. I think, be wise to
accept my resignation now as secretary
of the treasury, to become effective upon
the appointment and qualification of my
successor, so that he may have the oppor
tunity and advantage of participating
promptly In the formation of the policies
that should govern the future work of
the treasury. I would suggest that my
res'gnatlon as director general of rail
roads become effective January 1. 1919,
or upon the appointment of mv successor.
"I hope you will understand, my dear
Mr. I'resident, that I will permit nothing
hut the most Imperious demands to force
my withdrawal from public life. Always
I shall cherisn as the greatest honor of
my career the opportunity you have so
generously given me to serve the country
under your leadership In these epochal
"Affectionately vours,
"W. <3. McADOO."
Mr. McAdoo explained to the corrc
»pondent» that he hail absolutely no
other reasons than those specified In
his letter for the retirement. ' He said
he realized many varied rumors usually
accompanied the resignation of an of
ficial, hut he emphasized again and
again that he Imd no motive or purpose
except those mentioned.
It is entirely probable the president
may fill separately the offices of sec
retary of* the treasury and director
general of railroads. There hus been
nothing official on which to base a
statement of who might he under con
sidéra Hon for secretary of the treas
ury. tin previous occasion* when a
successor to Mr. McAdoo was discuss
'd. John Skelton Williams, comptrol
ler of the currency, and W. I*. G. Har
ding, governor of the federal reserve
boartl, have been most generally men
tioned Faul Wurburg. formarly a
member of the reserve board and a
prominent New York banker, and Hus
sell t\ l.efflngwoll. assistant secretary
of the treasury, also are reckoned
among the possibilities.
I'residout Wilson Is not required to
choose the new director general of
railroads from among the cabinet
memtmrs. and it is po slide the place
may go to someone associated with
Mr. McAdoo In railroad administra

Portland. Ore.. Nov. 23.- Brigadier
General Brice P. Disque announced
yesterday that the Unit, d States
Spruce lYoductlon corporation, organ
l*ed in connection with the pr.nl uot ion
<>r spruce for airplane purposes t.y th*
government, has been dissolved, ns the
purpose for which it was organized lias
been accomplished.
. # L V° *** tHken ,hnl a " P^sl
blllty of forest fir»'*, is eliminated in
breaking up the spruce caiujw
B 1 Ü 1 TM"
December 2 Is Named as Date When
President Will Address Congress
and Submit Views on Construc
tion and Legislation
Washington, Nov. 20. — Democratic
senator* who conferred with President
Wilson last night for two hours left
the White House with the impression
that the president now plans to re
main in France indefinitely, or at least
until the major portion of the work
of the peace conference hus been com
The president was understood to be
Interested in the application, In the
framing of the treaty, of the principle
of the freedom of the seas, which he
enumerated In his 14 terms, and on
which the allies, In agreeing to dis
cuss peace with Germany, have re
served the right of freedom of action
at the peace conference.
The plan for a league of nations was
another subject to which the president
was said to have given much study.
He was understood to regard this as
essentiul for the maintenance of the
peace of the world.
During his absence from the Unitpd
Slates the president plans to continue
to exercise all the functions of his of
fice. He will keep In communication
with Washington by wireless while at
sea, and by cable, and If necessary,
by dispatch boats while he Is abroad.
Discusses Reconstructioif.
Besides discussing his plans for his
trip abroad, the president was under
stood to have taken up with the sena
tors problems of reconstruction and
necessary legislation. It was said thut
lie opposes creation of a reconstruc
tion commission, either executive or
congressional, preferring that the
work be done by existing agencies,
such as the war industries board, the
food administration und the war trade
Senators attending the conference
included Simmons and Overman of
North Carolina, Pomerene of Ohio,
Walsh of Montana, and Swanson of
Virginia, all chairmen of important
committees. During the day the pres
ident had conferred with Senator Mar
tin of Virginia, the Democratic leader.
Urges Great Merchant Marine.
Ths American merchant marine, la
bor problems and the war revenue bill
were other subjects taken up at the
conference last night, w'hlch lasted un
til about 10 o'clock. The president
was said to have reiterated his views
on the necessity for a great fleet of
ships to carry the nation's commerce
and to that end favors continuation
of the government's shipbuilding pro
Regarding labor, senators were said
to bave been told Huit maintenance
of utmost confidence between employ
ers and employes is particularly es
sential during the period of reconstruc
1 lie president asked regarding pros
pects of ihe passage of the war reve
nue bill, and was advised by Senator
Simmons of the prospect of delay and
determined Republican opposition to
the plan proposed by Secretary Mc
Adoo for determination in the pend
ing measure of 1320 tax rates.
To Outline Views December 2.
Reconstruction and legislative ques
tions, the senators were said to have
been Informed, probably will be dis
cussed by the president in his address
to congress at the opening of the new
s-esston December 2. At that time he
Is expected to outline his views on
the necessity for maintaining some
government war agencies, at least for
a limited periial after the peuee treaty
la signed. ,
The president plans to sail for
France Avon after congress recon
vene*. and It was Understood that for
reason he desired the leisurely
conference last night, covering the
broad field of legislation and other
questions. In connection with the pres
ident's plans for transacting his busi
ness with an American embassy at
headquarters, it was understood' that
Jte feels there will he little difficulty
'" ..... * legislative questions
In disposin
that arise.
tion was mad
Republican control of the next
gress or of an extra session.
If necessary, it was said !
the engrosse, 1 text of a hill could he i
sent to him by a courier on a dispatch |
oat. A veto, it was said, could he!
accomplished by cable. In the discus- j
sion ot legislative questions, it was
sain that only those of the coming ses
on w.t. < .insider,si. and that tio men
i'ither of prospective
Oakland. Oal
passed hy the
Nov. 20. Resolutions
central labor council
Ol A lit tilt'll;! C*OUtltY
directing tliei
union* under its jurisdiction to take
» strike vote in protest against the!
inv letton of Thomas J Mooney, were
.>f Thomas J
telegraphed and cable,! to labor''i.rga'm
i sat ions throughout the United States
«'ana,)«. England and Australia ve'*te?'
day The council asked that these
organisations take like action und that
Moudsy. I ».-. ember 2. be set as the
tentative strike data. lU *
111 Hint «tiki
The Burley potato flour mill is near
ing completion and will be ready for
operation early in December.
Workmen are flQMig up the old P.
& I. N. depot p r ag m a tory to the re
moval of the headquarters from New
Meadows to Weiser.
The Albion state normal of Idaho
was the first school in the northwest
student division of the United War
Work drive to go over the top.
Immediate abandonment of the "80
20" substitute rule Juts been an
nounced by tiie United States food ad
ministration iu official advices re
ceived at the office of R. F. Bicknell.
Charles W. Jones, who has acted as
clerk at the penitentiary since last
March, has accepted n position in the
ordnance department of the govern
ment and left last week for Washing
Many business firms are loyally re
sponding to the call for funds for the
United War Work campaign ; some of
them giving hundreds of dollars uver
the quota allotted them by the cam
paign managers.
The accidental death of Karl Ryan,
0-year-old son of James Ryan, a sol
dier in training at Indianapolis,
marred the celebration at Idaho Falls.
The boy was run over by a car driven
by an auto salesman.
For Hie benefit of chicken and hog
raisers the farm markets bureau is ar
ranging to distribute a special grade of
wheat at $3.30 per 100 on the samè
plun as the potato pool, the consumers
joining iu purchasing carload lots.
Boise Golf club Inis presented $60 to
the local chapter of the American Red
Cross. Tills money was paid to the
golf club by members of that organiz
ation as entrance fees for the ReO
Cross tournament held by the club.
The date of the annual encampment
of tlie Grand Army of the Republic of
Idaho and of the conventions of asso
ciated organizations to he held next
year in Twin Falls, 1ms been set to
open on the second Monday in June.
The Canyon county farm bureau has
received construction plans for a mod
ern poultry house for use of the far
mers of the county. The building is
of Hie most latest and approved type
and Is recommended by the University
of Idaho.
Byra-n Coppinger, of Kimberly, who
joined Hie marines last spring, has
been reported as killed in buttle on
the western front. His parents were
notified that be met his deuth on Oc
tober 8, after about two months of ac
tive fighting.
Fred George, alias Gruber, and
Harry Hinton escaped from the Idaho
penitentiary by scaling a twenty-foot
wall with the aid of a twenty-five foot
rope braided from yarn furnished the
iumntek by the Red Cross for knitting
sweaters for soldiers.
Governor-elect. Davis, in an inter
view at Salt Lake, is quoted ns saying :
"I am giving serious thought to a sys
tem for bonding warehouses. I believe
a law can be passed, which will afford
ample protection not only to farmers,
but to bankers and others who are
called on to lend money to move
One day last week deputy sheriffs
intercepted a liquor shipment destined
for Pocatello consumers at ' Inkom,
some miles south of the city. The
shipment contained six cases of one of
the popular brands packed in three
trunks. It was Hilled through Poca
tello from Montana to throw off sus
The lid was shut down hard on Po
catello for ten days to kill influenza.
Soda fountains were ordered closed,
public funerals prohibited ; many
places of business classed as unneces
sary were closed ; all gatherings of
more than ten people forbidden in pub
lic places, and private gatherings
The kiddies of Idaho have been given
a chance "to do their hit" in the war
work campaign that is on for the seven
welfare organizations. A state move
ment inaugurated liefere the campaign
opened was tine organization of "vic
tory" boys' and girls' clubs, the mem
bers of which was to pledge $5 to the
war work campaign.
Classification of Idaho registered
men who were 37 years of age when
they registered September 12 wa.s
ordered discontinued last week. As
expeditiously as possible, however,
classification of registrants between
111 and 21 is to he completed, and
questionnaires are to lie mailed regis
trants who were 18 years of age Sep
tember 12.
Lastern Idaho cattle grazers, who
been fighting the invasion of
! bhilm grazing territory bv Interests
i from "ther states, were given a boost
| ,n th *' ir f, "bt last week when the state
bind board voted unanimously to "look
j favor upon applications for graz
in « baises ma,le by corporations or
crazing associations organized under j
the laws ,»f the state of Idaho, whose !
stockholders „r member* are com- !
posed entirely of bona fide residents *
and citizens of tlie state." .
No -'eoond contingent of class B,
academic grade, recruits for the stu
dents' army training corps will prob
ably be sent to tlie University of Idaho
or the Pocatello Technical institute
since plans have been revised as a re
sult of the ending of hostilitites.
H. \V. Hochbauni has resigned as
state leader of county agents in the
university extension department, and
wtil accept an appointment us organ
izer of county agent»' work in west
ern state* under the jurisdiction of
the l ni" ' tes d**«: 'ment of agri
Tintic Standard for
beaded the list of IT
district last week
Laurel, Golcon,la and
are three Dngw ay , "
figure in U.e ahl/qC*
short time. 6
Shipments of ore fro».
Tintic last week totaled
These are estimated at
valued at $180,000.
Mining operations in
Goldfield, Nov., are rao,
tills season of the ye»,
the Goldfield Newt '
Kennecott Copper
ducod 13,286,000
compared with 11 52» ira
and 1LOTO.OOO in ÄwgJJ
It la expected that «kJ
Consolidated at Park «TJ
begin moving ore from
Thnynes canyon now o Wr .
Shipments the p a » t J
I rince Consolidated
Utah Smelters totaled
These are esHinated at l
Bingham Amalgamated
pany has finished it* <j
this means that all the
block to tlie 400 will hi
as dry as a bone.
Tintic Standard's new
new shaft is now down i
the 1300. This brings tl
the sump to the 1475-foJ
n station Is being cut.
Preliminary production
the four porphyry «i
for October are as foil
Utah, 19,000,000; Chino ?
7,490,000; Nevada, 6,'
Advices from Boston
settlement has been effi
gation between Arnerh
Refining company and
& Sullivan Mining
Shipments last week
crude ore and product fi
of Park City was fighter
for any week in several
totaled 1200 tons valued
Stringency In the
in Utah is declared to
considerably. One mlnin,
that an order from the si
for six men was filled m
J. W, Walker last weel
sale of the Mary Ann ml
Creek^ Nev. The propei
producer. It is located
close to town. It has
silver ore under the mann;
It is reported that the
Copper company, of
about decided to push wo|
posed new mill. The si
Springs, on the Deep €
about midway between
The crosscut being e|
the Grandma shaft at C
depth of 815 feet is neai
along which drifts will lx
east and southwest to e:
tact zone. It is expecti
shale within twenty fi
Chief Consolidated Mil
has just issued the qui
ending September 30, slit
tion of 19,436 dry tons oi
after smelting, transii
sampling charges, $446.01
profit was $119,931. The
a total dividend record
Europe's reconstruction
are estimated at so large
any figure named seem*
France alone, it is now
need fully 7,000,000 torn
steel, and estimates
growing. In addition to
business, there is a heir
on tonnage of steel
According to word fro
David Swickheimer has
ations on the Pointdexi
claims, lying between
property and the Rico
C. H. C. hill. A shaft hi
ed and is down fifty 9
pected that this shalt mi
a depth of 120 feet l*ef«>i
danket is readied.
According to word f(
the annual report of thej
solidated Gold Mining d
that the property has J'
most successful ye* r *'
Production for the Ï** 1 * 1
ust 31, 1918, was 89, 7»'
net returns were $L®
the ore a net value of
gross value of $24.14 a t"
According to a New
the only safe basis of
estimating the value ot
company's oil lands i<
though most of the
started with acreage.
j itself attempts to «'Stn
! most that has t<cc n "
! official was a smile at *
* $1.000,000,000 made by
. attorney.
Consensus of opin'.> n
is that industry ''i' 1 '*j
submit to readjustim' 01
heads of industry * r,> '■
lief that with govern" 1
readjustment will hr
will be no deuiorafi* 3 *
One of the largest
government to coPP fr 1
country was given J u "
ing of armistice f° r 1
ernment, on which " _
be made up to the j* J
ary, and it is said ths
to be completed.

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