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President Wilton Will Be Advised of
Decisions of Inter-allled Confer
ence Which Recently Met
in London
Paris. I »iv 7. The opening "f ill*
I»*-«« »• congrrss In I'urlx tins Iiivii «el
(nr Ihe first week In January. It Is
!-\|k*< UmI here itinl ttii* peace ileliberu
Iinns will lust about four month*. lii
I«-kk iinforsccri obstucl«** Hrlsn, tin 1 be
lief prevails In well-informed <|iinrlers
tlist! final notion will In- ....... heil In
»aril the early part of May.
The llrlllsll «leligllte* til I lie pelle«
conference will be Premier Lloyd
George. Foreign Minister Mulfnur,
(iiniuellnr of the Kxi'heequer Itnnur
lew, Labor Minister Harnes nml a fifth
representative who has nut heen se
President Hasn't Approved.
President Wilson sill lie Informell
by wireless today of I lie pi« n for the
assembling of the Inter-allled ronfer
e«ee and the meeting of the peace con
ference. lie will also be advised eon
• -er n I lift llie recent gathering of the
Mjpreme war council at lamdon. In
the meantime retains that lit« prod
dent Ims approved of anything done at
»ho supreme council are premature, ns
the atepa taken at that meeting have
not been made known to him.
The plans concerning the pence
meetings are the results of Colonel
Kdts'ard M. House's long talk with
Premier Clemenceau, following a con
ference with Karon Monnlno, the
Italian foreign minister, and the Karl
of Derby, the llrltlsh ambassador to
Rwaaaambla December 16.
The Interallied conference will re
assemble on December III or 17. Th«
meetings will he at the foreign office
In the Quai d'Orsay, and not at Ver
sailles. I »avid Lloyd George, the Brit
ish premier, and A. J. Balfour, the for
eign minister, expect lo com« here at
that time lo meet President Wilson
ami attend the conference, but the
elections In tirent Britain may not
liermlt them to remain more Ilian two
or three da)a.
Amwricana (agar to Start.
The opening of the |tence congres*
Is set fur the first week In January.
It was ihr désirs» of the Americans lo
begin at the earliest possible moment
Other delegations felt Hint a later dale
would In* necessary, owing to Hie
Christman holidays and the official
functions connected with the present 1 «
of President Wilson and King Victor
Emmanuel of Italy, hut the rirst week
In January finally was chosen. The
first meetings will he for Hie nctuul
framing of the preliminaries or |«>uer
with the représentantes of the enemy
powers who will he present.
British Delegation.
The naines of the French delegate*
!» the peace conicrcncc hat»» not a»
set I wen announced, hill It is under
stood they will be three members of
the government, a ml po-sihlt a fourdi
Uncle Sam's Fighting Fleet Nearly
Doubled During Period of
Washington Dec 7 Tiw» V iiierh-nn
navy will number a total of 1.291
v»-ssels. Including 4n tuitHeshlps and
XI» destituer- >>n July I. ttrjo accord
ing to a statement prepared by Bear
Admiral Griffin chief of Ho- bureau of
steam engineering, for the house naval
committee, and made public yesterday.
This statement shows Hint when Un»
war w n- d «dared Hiere were M0I ships
In lh»» tuny while on No\eniher I. Ill
day» tiefore the hostilities reused, there
were 777 exclusive of privately owned
yachts am! »Hier vessel* taken over
for imirol -ervlee. The greatest In
» tease »a* :kx* in submarine chaser*»
The Increase In destroyer* was II. to
a total of 112, and Hint of submarines
from 44 to 7b
tMily two Kugle Isutl* had l»eeit com
pleted oil Novetulter I Ninelv eight
Others were contracted for. hut Hear
Admiral Taylor, chief *»f the bureau
• tf construction ami repair, has In
formed the committc.- it hccante
known yesterday that the navy ,|«-
liarlmmt ha* given order* that only
••• of ihe ve»sels |m- eoinpleted.
Government Should Own Wir««.
Washington las 7. Telephone and
(«deemph lines of Ihç country now un
der government rtynirol should become
gov eminent owned at the conclusion of
|MWtv atnl I lie . v pi rut ton of the prove
■ton* of the ;o t under which the utllA
a«» - now cotilrolleil l'ostnia-i,r
General Kuril son declares in hi» an
nual re|M.rt made public yesterday.
The war ha* shown that government
••»inTship ..f telephones ami telegraph«
Ts not only sound hut practicable."
Hie » h)*i master general says. In h**
révolu tin-in I a t i I a I s.

Washington, Dec. 7.— Tin; nomina
tion of Representative Carter (ilnss of
Virginia lo he secretary of the treasury
to succeed William G. McAdoo was
confirmed last night by tin; senate
without objection.
London, Dec. 5. The Times, In dis
cussing the former emperor's act of re
nunciation points out that there is
■till room for doubt whether his abdi
cation is legal, unit adds :
"Moreover, the ordy j-ffeet of the
emperor'« abdication under the Prus
sian constitution is to make the crown
prince king of Prussia and therefore
until the German empire la formally
dissolved. Hie Herman emperor. Last
Thursday s document, therefore, does
not abolish the I'russian monarchy
and still less does II sel up Hie repub
lic of Prussia."
Collusion Suspected.
Loudon, Dec. 5.—The correspondent
«I Amsterdam of Hie Dully Kxpress
calls attention to the fact that former
Km|»eror William's act of renunciation
whs dated at Amerongen November
~K, and wus published in Merlin Nm
vember 2», and adds
"It Is obvious Huit lelegruphlc com
munication between Amerongen and
Berlin Is neither cut—us might be ex
pected In the case of communication
between an exiled monarch and rev
oliltlonlslH — nor Is il subject lo the
delay that all messages sent hy or
dinary mortals meet with. Many per
sons consider that both the document
and the manner of Its publication
more than ever Justify the ulliea In
keeping a watchful eye on William."
Amsterdam. Det>. 7.—Two Belgian
Cavalry detachments, ,'KX) men strung,
yesterday entered Dusseldorf, on the
left bank of the Ithlne, 21 miles
northwest of ('ologne. All Intercourse
with the other hnnk of the river has
been forbidden. The cavalry will pro
coed to t'levés. 23 miles northwest of
Wesel, being relieved at Dusseldorf
by Infantry.
Wilhelmshaven Invested.
London, Dec. 7. The British Imt
1 let-ldp Hercules, with a naval delega
Hon aboard, escorted hy five torpedo
bout destroyers, arrived In Jahde hay
Thursday, says a dispatch to the Kx
change Telegraph from Copenhagen.
.labile buy Is the port of the Herman
naval station at Wilhelmshaven.
350.000 DEATHS IN U. S.
Washington. Dee .V Met ween :tOO
• and .TiO.tNHi deaths from influenza
ami pneumonia hit\ •» occurred among
the civilian population of tin- United
state* aluee September I"» according
to estimate« of the publie health ser
Instil unre rompantes have heen hard
lilt hy the epidemic. The government
Incurred liabilities of more than $170,
doo.i**> in connection with life tnsnr
a in«- earrhsl hy soldier* In army
camps, not Including those in Hiurope
About 20.IXXI tlealhs oceurretl in tin»
camps in the Lulled Stales.
New York. Ivc 7 The week of
Meeemtu-r 15 has been «le*igiiatc*t hy
ilu> war depurimen' commission m.
training camp activities a* a lime fm
»pedal letters in he written hy moth
eis. father« -ist.-i«, wives and sweet
Inctri* ot the men now ov*-i«vu* The
week has been railed ''Letters Fmiii
Home'' week, and the purpose is to
apply the "Intine touch" lo a broad
gauged military program for maintain
ing the morale of the men who find
them*elves idle aft ft week* »if *tr«mu
"US fighting The war department
hopes, through these letters, to keep
the men contented, "straight.' and am
tdtloil* to live tit» to till' high ideals of
American manhood
show ex kaiser s quilt ;
London. I '*■»• 7 Kurt Ki*ner. the
Havanan premier < !•-« * I ,i t »-< I in a s|«e»-ch
yesterday that he t.-td* !n a few
day* to commence publication of iha*
uiociit* of tin- German foreign office,
in ord. r t>• prove that Ltnp»-ror Wil
li::' «a» renjionsthit* f«»r the war. a«*
i-ordug to n di-patch received here
today fnn: Kopenhagen "tVimment*
»»f certain document» prove that the
kaiser caused the war." Eisner up
Returning American Troops Join in
Vociferous Farewell to Party—
Naval Convoy Accompanies
President's Ship
Off quarantine, where Staten islund
throng* waved and shouted a second
farewell, and monitors, gunboats and
artillerymen at Fort Hamilton joined
In saluting gunfire, the George Wash
ington met lta ocean convoy — the
superdreadmuight Pennsylvania and a
quintet of deatroyers. With her offi
cial consort and 10 other destroyers
which JolnetPtlu- fleet for a cruise to
the limit of American territorial
waters, the George Washington dis
appeared over the enatern horizon
shortly ufter noon. *
Mr. Wilson left his native shores,
according to persons who conferred
with him before the George Wash
ington sailed, determined against mili
tarism In any form, lie feels that the
crushing of Prussian militarism Is part
of hla plan for the future peace of tin»
world, these informants said.
Meet Homecoming Troops.
This emphusls. It seemed, of Amer
ica's part In bringing about Germany's
downfall, the presidential party, out
bound, met some of the American
hosts returning from overseas. Two
thousand homecoming aviation troops
on the Lapland cheered the George
Washington as she left her pier, and
outside quaruutlne the Minnekahdu
was sighted, steaming up the harbor
with more Hutu it,000 soldiers as pas
Heading for Brest.
In command of Admiral Mayo, the
peace squadron is heading, it Is under
stood, for Kreat, an American debark
ation port In France. Its date of ar
rival Is uncertain, hut a quick passage
Is not required, as ample time remains
for conferences, preliminary to the
main peat*« assemblage. Off the French
coast the president will he welcomed
by a squadron of American warships.
French, Mrltish ami Italian vessels also
are expected to Join in the greeting at
sea, which will he followed hy a suc
cession of official ceremonies marking
the progress of t ht» American executive
to Paris, to the war front, atnl pre
sumably to the capitals of Great Brit
uln. Belgium and Italy.
President Working Hard.
On Hoard the IT. S. S. George Wash
ington. Dec. »1 President W ilson-today
read from the wireless dispatches Win
*loii Spencer Churchill's renewed dec
laration for Hrltlsh naval supremacy.
The president evinced great Interest In
th»' bulletin, hut did not comment on
It Is apparent that till* -object Is
uppermost In Mr Wilson s mind anti he
is expected to express him-elf on It
soon "after reaching France, in a pub
lic address or In conference with the
entente statesmen preceding the ses
sions of the pea»'«» congre-s.
The president slept täte today, hut
after breakfast It» 1 again was hard at
work on his accumulated '»»rre^pond
New York, Dee. 5.—Hound on <
mission, the principal objects of which
arc the abolition of militarism utn|
! the attainment of a just world peace,
Woodrow Wilson, first president of
the United Ktntes to visit Europe
while in office, Is now «[toeding across
the Atlantic toward France to attend
the greatest International conference
In history.
On the trans[»ort George Washing
ton, one-time German passenger liner,
manned hy a navy crew und with deck
guns ready for action, and accompa
nied hy a naval convoy, the president
left New York harbor yesterday amid
a demonstration without parallel in
the history of the port.
The president took hla place on the
flying bridge as the great ahip moved
down the bay. Hiver craft and ships
of many nation* flipped flags and
tooted whistle*, and thousands of per
sons bade him Godspeed In chi-el's und
flag wavings from skyscrapers and
Second Farewell.
I'ltc George Washington is running
into warmer waters now Unit the ves
sel I* approaching the Urn-»-*. The
weather Is variable, but mostly fair.
President Wilson today was in
wireless roiiituimii-aMou with Admiral
Mayo, mi hoard the battleship Penn
«vivants whli'h !* convoy it. g rh..
G«s»rge Washington.
Washington, D»-c. 5 <'on Mount ion
'»f the price .»f ling* for January on
th** sit tue basis a* prevail* this mon Hi
and the lifting of the «hipping em
bargo ou awtue «ere decided u|»on at
conference* Tuesday and W.-dnosday
at Chicago. Th.- f.Hsi administration
announced last nigln that representa
tives at th«» meeting included the com
mittee of packers, representatives of
tlie agricultural advisory committee
ami special representative* ,,f t f, e
Washington. Deo. 4.—Restric
tions on the purchase of sugar
for consumption In homes and
public eating places were re
moved last night by the food
administration. Increased sup
ply of Louisiana cane and west
ern beet sugar and expectation
that Hie new Cuban crop will
begin to arrive soon permit the
abandonment of the sugar ra
tion system, the administration
Merlin. Dec. ft.—Dr. Karl Liebknecht
nod his followers of . the Spartacus
group of Socialists art» carrying on a
vigorous campaign against Premier
Kherl and Ids colleagues, whom the
SpurtaciiM Socialists accuse of having
"Induced the moral enemy of the Ger
man revolution, namely. International
capitalism represented by President
Wilson, to make the delivery of final
conditional on the maintenance of or
The Bolshevik organ, the Hed Flag,
says :
"This is treachery against the rev
olution. Any attempt to send food to
Germany must he opitosed as a capi
talistic effort to heat Hoishevik alms."
Tin- article demands the dismissal
of officers and the choosing by sol
diers of their leaders. It also de
mands the Immediate arming of the
revolutionary workmen and the dis
arming of the other organisations.
The program includes the destruc
tion of capitalism, the annulment of
war loans and the socialization of all
business. The government, declares
Liebknecht has no followers outside
Merlin anil only a few here.
Kurts, Dec. 7 1 .—Crown Prince Fred
erick Wilhelm lias renounced ids right
to the German throne.
A dispatch received in Basel from
• he semi-official Wolff bureau quotes
the crown prince in renouncing the
throne ns having said:
"I renounce formally and definitely
all rights to the crown of Prussia and
the imperial crown which would huve
fallen to me by the renunciution of the
emperor-king or for other reasons.
"Given hy my authority and signed
by my hand. Done at Wieringen, De
cember 1, Mils.
(Signed) "WILHELM.''
In an interview with a correspondent
of the Associated Press on the Ialnnd
«if Wlerelngen, received in New York
December il, which bore no evidence of
delay, and presumably was given not
earlier tliuu December 2, Frederick
Wilhelm said:
"I have not renounced anything, and
l have not signed any document what
Loudon, Dec. 7.—Great Britain will
demand of Germany 8,000,000,000
pounds sterling for Great Britain and
Iter dominions as reparation for the
"ar. according to,the Daily Mail.. The
newspaper says it understands that
David Lloyd George, the premier, will
make this announcement in a speech
at Leeds today.
Tills, the Daily Mail adds, is what
tin- war cost Great Britain and her
dominions, and British taxpayers will
he relieved of 400,000,000 pounds p«-r
annum hy tin- German payment.
Tin- British claim, says the Daily
Mail, lias been purepnred by a commit
tee under Mr. Hughes, the Australian
premier, and Baron Cunliffe. former
governor of the Bank or England, who
is one of the principal members of the
committee. It adds that it Is expected
the report will he published at once
Washington. Doe. 4.—The guaran
f.«e.l price for the 1910 wheat, fixed at
$2.2d a bushel, Chicago basis, will
stand even though the Lever act un
der which the price was fixed should
become Inoperative through conclusion
of peace, lit the opinion of the food ad
The administration last night issued
a statement Interpreting the Lever
a. t and points out that the law pro
vides that "all rights or liabilities un
der Utls act arising before its termin
ation shall continue and may he en
forc'd in the same manner as if the
act had not terminated." Wheat grow
ers in many parts of the country, it
»as said, have become apprehensive
that the guaranteed price for the 11M9
cr "t> might In- rescinded through con
clusion of [tea ce.
Earthquake Shakes Chile
SanMago. <'Idle. Dee. ft.-An earth
quake has occurre»! lit northern Chile.
In the towns of Oopiapo and Vallen
nri important damage* were caused.
In other localities damage of minor
Importance résulté»!.
R.-ports received here snv that the
earthquake destroyed Valienar and
that it wrecked H> | M - r cent of the
buildings at Oopiapo. Several deaths
t»ocurr»*d in Oopiapo. «lier.- many t »er
s.-ns are homeless. x„ reports of cas
ualties have been received from Val
ienar, or outside northern
1DR1T0"" J I H I L lYCHT)
The Gooding schools will probably
aot he opened before December II.
Frank Jaynes, an employee in the
Wulaer elevator, suffered laceration of
Ills right band while working with
.he sacking and grinding machine.
Bight Rev. James Bowen Künsten,
first Protestant Episcopal bishop of
Idaho, died suddenly at his home in
Boise at 1 o'clock Mint« la y morning,
December 2.
Robert E. Heim ami R. J. Hillman,
Rupert hoys, have made the supreme
«tcrlfice in France, news having been
.•ecelved last week of their having been
kllk-il in action.
Republicans elected M0 senators ant]
15 representatives to Hie legislature at
Hie general election November ft, ac
cording to official returns at the office
rtf the secretary of state.
Settlers who have farmed 20,000
acres in the Era and Amt tracts of
tlie Big Lost River reclamation project
since 1900 without water are soon to
realize their hopes of an irrigated em
pire. •
J. W. Banbury reports a yield of 947
bushels of alfalfa seed on his ranch,
about ten tidies southwest of Wendell.
The fields varied somewhat, but the
average appears to he close to ten
bushels to the acre.
O. A. Luther, residing west of Good
ing, recently sold this year's red clover
seed crop from three acres for $<>08.
Ills neighbor, W. B. Bullington, has
sold ids red clover crop from four
acres, his return being $1200.
Runyan Irons of Hagerman was
wounded tin the 8th or 9th of October
in France, according to word that was
received at Hagerman. He was struck
in the hack of the head and in the
back by u piece of shell and was also
shot In the arm.
Moscow itolice have started a purity
cumpuign and hope to put a stop to
the sale of cigarettes and intoxicating
liquor to minors. Forty boys charged
with smoking cigarettes were taken
before Judge Nelson and were released
after a lecture.
The Idaho Irrigation company has
practically completed the replacement
of wooden hcadgates with concrete
structures on all the south Gooding
and Richfield contracts. This Is in
compliance with the recommendations
of the state engineer.
Charged with grazing a greater
number of stock on the Raft river di
vision of the Minidoka national for
est reserve than was allotted him un
der his contract with the government,
William Jones, a stockman of Cassia
county, hns been made defendant iu a
$1398 dumage suit.
The Emmett' schools, which re
opened Monday of lust week, were
closed Tuesday by order of the board
of health. Two or three cases of in
fluenza developed among the high
school students, and it was deemed
wise to close until it could be known
how far the infection had spread.
Mrs. Frances E. Brewer of New
York Is in Idaho to acquaint the
women of the slate with the impor
tance of Idaho ratifying the federal
suffrage amendment, which all suffrage
factions believe will pass before Janu
ary 1, and of its importance to the
international suffrage movement.
On the publication in a Coeur
d'Alene paper of a list of 135 individ
uals who claimed exemption from se
lective service because they were not
citizens of the United States, one big
business firm announced that, till such
men would he discharged immediately
from tin- employment of the company.
One hundred and eighty-eight Jobs,
ranging from $05 to $333.33 per month,
will he distributed by the Republican
slate administration between now und
January 0, when it takes up the reins
of I lie state government. No changes
will probably la- made in lin» MO other
of Hie 224 state jolts, as the depart
ment heads over these employes have
either been re-elected or will hold over.
It is said that many of the Idaho
boys will be kept for a year sit least
in the foreign field and that the work
done In the leave areas will lie even
more important now that the war is
over, in keeping tip the momie of the
A dash between the master bakers
of Idaho and the statt- food adminis
tration lias occurred over the price of
broad. Some time ago Food Adminis
trator Bickuell fixed Ute wholesale and
r«-tail price of bread at 9 and 10 cents,
respectively, for tlie UVounee loaf, and
some of tlie bakers are balking.
One woman is dead and two per
sons are suffering greatly as a result
of a ftr*- at Orchard, when a large
ranch house and several small build
ings ownetl h> T. It. Wilson were de
stroyed by fire. Mrs. John Berryhill
was burned to death and Bert Gossett,
a farm hand, and Mrs. T R. Wilson
were injured.
Robert McCalium was painfully in
jured at Kuna when his hand was
drawn Into u clover huiler which tore
the flesh from his fingers and palm
and bruised Ids arm.
Out of many hundred millions spent
by the war department during tlie war
in the purchase of army supplies only
$509X0 was expended in Idaho. This
is the Him state's total share «>f the
quartermaster purchases Tor the entire
war period.
lo-in county lui* ma»!»- a record in
th<- Uuited War drive. A total of
«T:*lO has been pledged, which is tl'
per cent larger than the quota of $4500
<>f this sum th«- Victory Boys and
C.irls pledged $001.05. which is 225 per
cent better than the $200 a*ked of
From northwestern w>
word that the Utah-Wvm,
dated OH company i„ no "
1.000,000 cubic feet of uJ
a day.
From Colialt, Out., on,
duringjlte month of Or- t(
sing Mining company
408, or close to an a
every twenty-four hour*
Officials of tlm Knion (
puny, which is drilling 0 n
near the shores of Great
the vicinity of Fannin«,
ports that the well jg
anil that some gas is
Utah is credited with a
1701 tons of zinc ore f r<
to June 30 of this year"
I ter cent or more. The p
geological survey estimât,
total production for I9ig
of this grade.
The nation's 1918 zinc.,
is now estimate«! at -'52427,
higher grades. The 10 to
grade is estimated at 832f
still lower at 333,700 ton
leads the states in high
Nevada second.
Excellent progress u ,
the development of the ou
New Quincy at Park Clt
Is stated that the winze
down on the ore shoot l.„
depth of about tweaty-R
the ore continues.
Pope Yeatmun. in chi
metals division of the w
hoard, has been in Euroi
weeks. It is undersl
abroad he will confer
governmental represent«,
ing their probable copper ,
Tlntic Standard Mil
now cutting out a stating
foot level preparatory to
work of prospecting the <_
this new maximum depth.
Is mainly in the qu a!
which underlies the
The Inspiration fi„
lately has heen producing
rate of 8,000,009 to 10,000,1
month. This year it ha|
share m dividends on
shares issued. Last yeai
a share, and iu 1910, it
Tlie imports of manganj
all sources from January
as reported by tlie burei
und domestic commerce,
tons, which, If added t
tons of domestic ore prodi
a visible supply of 380,1
half of the year.
Latest information fn
indicates that the Dome
same mining and mill!
early next year. It is
year since the mill shut
the unsettled labor com
camp and inubiiity to
ficlent working force.
Some idea of the rielim
encountered in the B
workings of the Alta Koni
lie gained from a sanipl
which was assayed las
returns showed $1.60
ounces silver, 45.6 per
0.18 per cent copper,
worth net smelter well
With but one excep
mining companies of U
fused to pay, or paid unit
proceeds taxes amount
341.01, tlie attitude of a
•known November -'50, wh|
final day on which payt
made without penalty,
punies which resisted, mj
the law under which tl
assessed Is unconstituti«
At Hie beginning of tin
and France bought th«»ir
country in large block
tant deliveries. This fi
necessary after the i'ni
came a participant and
frol of tlie metal. SI
with the knowledge th
Stati-s would look after
merits a very large pal
chases has been on a un
Shipment to Calcutta,
few weeks of $5.000.W
New Y'ork assay office,
more than $1'2.5tR),000
phia in November, focu
on the rapid dissipation
the world's greatest st(
silver—the hoard of ol«l
in tlie United States t
United States mini repot
ed down 194.189,374
to October 1. 191 s
Directors of the 1 I**ri
company have declared
cents a share. This cal
tribu Hoir by the old H
mine of $17.400 on the
Issued. Ijist year the
company pai«l out one
«-cuts a share, or $1«
(mill out three i1iviil«*u ,! j
a share, or $52•200
Front Tampico conn
companies operating in
sitow that shipment« thr
Tuxpain and Port 1«°1 H
were 5,834,952 barrel«
fined and distill»-«! P r J
high record.
Cardiff Mining eompu'j
market on Moinl-O a ,M,l |
first-class lead-silver on
ilovvn South Fork i« n0 ''
ore-hauling sled outfit«
followed by a brisk « n
Hie roa«i in excellent «I
loads and quick pass*«-*

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