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Say« Vertaillei Meeting* Will Not Be
Like Vienna Conference—Dele
gates Are Servants of People
Whom They Represent
Pari*, lh*c. 21. — "1 am confident
that the lily munnl of statesmen of
the world will l>r able In reach « Jim
and reii.tntuililr solution of the pruli
l«HBa that will hr prem-nted to them,
and thus earn Ihr gratitude of the
world for the newt rrltlnil mid neces
sary arrêter which hoa ever been ren
dered It," sold President Wilson yes
terday In an Inlervlewr. referring lo
the appronehlng peace conference.
The Interview whs given to the cor
rvw|HU>deut of the 1 »niton Times. In
It the president Is rrported to have
staled his views on the dlsensnlon of
the frmlimi of the sens iind to have
roalrHsted the evils of the Vienna eon
gnras with a hopeful outlook for the
Tarsal Ile« eongresa.
Given Out by Narthcllff*.
Lord Norlhellffe. editor of the l-nti
daw Times, has given the AasoelHted
Pries a copy of the Interview, from
vrblrh the following extracts have been
Tba eongreaa of Vienna, the eorre
agowdrnt any* President Wilson told
Mm, waa a congress of "boases." The
da t a g alea were concerned more with
»Mr own Intercala and the classes
they represented than the wishes of
their peoples.
"Terwnllles. President Wilson snld,"
tha Interviewer continues, "must la* n
meeting place of the aervunts of the
peoples represented by delegate* and,"
be added, "there la no mnsicr mind
Wh» ran settle the problems of today.
If there la anybody who thinks he
know* what Is In the minds of all peo
plea, that man la a foot. We have all
gat to put our heads together and |s>ol
everything we have got for the benefit
•f the Ideal* which ure common to all."
Lauds Grand Flset.
Asked whether he would visit the
grand fleet. President Wilson replied
he would not have time, adding that
he fully realised that behind the great
armies there was a strong, silent and
watchful support of the Itrlitsti navy
In aaeuring the communications of the
Ha referred also to the very happy
comradeship and on-opera thin between
the Itrttlwh and Amertcun navies.
President Wilson, In discussing the
ride of the Ilrtttsh fleet In the main
tenance of what, at nnv rale during
the war, had been the freedom of the
sens for the free people of the world,
spoke with a sincerity which no
amount of writing ran convey. Ills
noccnls convinced one that he Is a be
liever In Ihr decency and honesty of
the Anglo Saxon race, lie said:
Frank Co operation Essential
"It la essential for the future peace
of the world that there should he the
frankest oo-npcnitlon und , most gen
erous understanding between the two
Kngtlsh speaking democracies We
comprehend ami appreciate. I believe,
the grave problems which the wnr has
brought lo the British people and fully
understand the special Internal louai
question« which arise from the fact of
your peculiar position us hii Maud
The correspondent declared that In
left the president "with the assurance
ringing In my ears that he desired to
«•-operate with the British snd with
•II the allies in securing, with their
roausel. a pew state of affairs through
imt the world "
Paris, lie«-. 21 President Wilson's
day. yesterday, was crowded wtth off!
clsl conference« and visits, and In
making final prepanrtlons to proceed
to Amerletin headquarter» and thence
ta Kngland immediately after Christ,
auts. * vf
Mrs. Wilson went about Psrls for
Ihe first time yesterday utincconip
■nled hy the president. With Admiral
Cry T Craysotfc the president's |wr
■onal physician. Mrs Wilson visited
the hospital for blind soldiers, organis
ed by Winfred Holt of New York
AnnoiliK-erm nt of »he detail» of the
president s trip to Kngland have not
yet been made. However. nt*out
all that remains to be disclosed I* the
rouie the pres dent will take and the
program of his movements during the
three or four days of his stay in the
Washington. D*c »1 Format so
•ounreiofin has been rnude of the can
reflation of all restrictions and orders
of the war Industrie» hoard effective 4
January 1 and the withdrawal of all
pledge* made by Industries at the in
•tNVH't* of fh«* l»i»iirtf
Notice of the «H «Solution of the board
on Januar; t was given several weeks
ago with ihe resignation of Bernard
M. Barn, h as chairman, and its ac
ceptance by President Wilson to be
> effective on that date.
English capital. It has been settled
that the president will hold confer
ences with Premier Lloyd George and
Foreign Minister Balfour.
When he leaves Burls for Chaumont,
•resident Wilson will probably not re
turn until the opening of the peace
conference. His movements In France
will he entirely in charge of the urrny,
which will take him from American
liead(|unrterM to ono of the channel
The members of the American mis
don are continuing their work, dls
tsislng of much material which must
he arranged before the actual sessions
begin. They feel tiiut good progress
has been made.
Pari« I tec. 21.— It ts thought thnt
President Wilson may try to crowd his
visit to Belgium Into the lime pre
ding tlic conference.
There Is Ht III much uncertainly ns to
whether the sessions of the Versailles
conference will lie open to the public
or be secret. The American diplomats,
however, seem quite eager lo have
them open as far as possible, for many
reasons, among Ihnpe tin- declaration
of President Wilson that the «-ourses
of diplomacy should proc<*cd In (lie
Still, it is said, they arc In accord
with the president In Hint the discus
sion* cannot he conducted as freely In
the open as would be possible in the
secret and quiet of tile council cham
The general opinion inclines to the
view that the conference may be mod
eled after the procedure of the Bulled
States senate, wlier«* the foreign rela
tions committee considers iulcrnatlun
al affairs secretly und luter report* to
the whole body.
Paris, Dec. 21.—President Wilson's
present Christmas plan* contemplate
bis departure from Paris on Christ
mas eve for Chaumont, American head
quarter«. on General Perphlng's special
train. On Christmas morning he will
go hy automobile to a nearby rest camp
and dine with the troops, returning to
Paris the same night.
The American ambassador, William
G. Sharp, as dean of the diplomatic
«■orps, arranged for the presentation
to President Wilson* yesterday of all
the ambassador* anil minister«- accred
ited to the French government.
I 4 nndon. l>ec. 21.—-King George has
Invited President Wilson and Mrs. Wil
son to he hi* guests nt Buckingham
pnlnce during their stay In London,
hut no reply has yet b«*«-n received.
It Is assumed thnt tin- president will
accept, but the whole matter will he
deferred to the president's persona)
Paris, Deo. 20.- King Victor Kminnn
ucl, accompanied hy Hn> heir to He
Italian throne, tin* Prince of Piedmont
Arrived In Paris yesterday A warm
welcome was given Hie Itnlliin mmiiin ti
hy Prt-sldcnt Poincare. Premier Clem
t-iH-oiiu and other ministers, and Hie
throngs in the streets acclaimed him
vociferously as the procession left the
station and went to the Italian cm
Last evening the king paid a visit
to President Wilson at the Murat man
Washington, Dec 21 The expected
.■nil for Vance Mct'ormick. chairman of
the war trade hoard, and Bernard M.
Burnell, chnlnunu of tin- war industries
hourd, lo Join President Wilson In
Paris and act as advisers to the Attierl
ctin peace delegation, was received yes
Parts, Dec IP After four days of
gathering views of leaders In France,
President Wilson'» closest advisers say
lie lui» seen no reason to change his
belief that the foundation of a league
of nations ts Inseparable from the ac
IM-itie t rent y It sc
Tlie*»- ndvlsor* *av
the pro«*
In explaining 1.1
s «1«
freedom <>f tin* •
' will 0
m ri
Premier Lloyd Go«
Hint In
110 li
mention of dcinun
d ng
tlie re«
of the British no
v y ,
a point
* *llvl
mg tlie unsafely of
emphasise hi* ft*
t tin t
of tt league will
all bis conferem-v
-« tli
«' prenlil
taken opportunity
to !
views, it Is »aid In those who are
authorised lo «peak for him, that no
nation Is entitled to assume the role
of mauler or dictate the manner or
the conditions of the representation»
of others
There is »time Indication Hint con
siderable headway ts heiug made In
Hus direction, ami that the members
of the American mission are now see
mg tbelr way dearly All ex pro-» Hie
Not Victory of Arm* Alone.
Rome undercurrents are Interpreted
ns showing indications of regret be
cause tin- acceptance of President Wtl
mui's points In a general way pre
vented ».gne nations from achieving
tln-lr own object» wlddi might hove
been galw*d If Germany's «»Ilap»*' bad
been made even more complete. In
reply if has been made plain to th<*«e
"Ith w bom the president conferred
Hint Hie I tilted States government
doe« not consider the war a victory
of arm* alone, and that victory would
l-e Incomplete without an organization
of nations to guarantee world peace.
Bernard M. Baruch, whose résigna
(ion as chairman of the war industriel
board become« effective January 1,
lias been summoned to Paris tiy Presi
dent Wilson.
Noted Britisher Bay» President WD
•on*» Popularity I» Due to His
Desire for Open Diplomacy
Puri«, Dec. 21.—Lord Norlhellffe,
chalrmun of the I-ondnn headquarters
of ttie British mission to the United
States, who la visiting Purls, yester
day gave to tile Associated Press the
following Mtutement regarding Ills
Ideas a« to the need of open dlplo
iniu-y in <*onductlng the |*ence negotia
tions so that the |*eople may know
what la going on :
"Nothing «-an be worse for Ihe pros
pe«-ls of the coming conference," said
l-ord Northcllffe, "tliun an atmosphere
of se«-recy and half truths. Yet up to
the present th«-re has been no official
statement that the momentous meet
ings about to lake place will he held
In accordance with President Wilson's
expressed views ou the question of
open diplomacy.
"The days of secret conclaves are
dead und gone. Clandestine assem
blies are the harbingers of Intrigue,
suspicion and 'possible deception. II
would be Intolerable that the fate of
whole nations—great and small—
should be decided In secret. Shull the
destinies of millions or peoples In all
quarters of the globe be l«-ft to the
tender mercies of n comparative hand
ful of delegates, against whose enact
ments there Is no public appeal? Such
would he mockery of that principle
of self-determination of free nations
whldi lias been fought for and won In
Oils war.
"The British press ami people may
he relied upon to support fully Ihe
president's enlightened expression of
opinion as to the need of publicity nt
tin- momentous meetings expected to
begin la Paris on the sixth of January.
Surely the world has suffered enough
from secret diplomacy to realize that
medievalism is totally Incompatible
with the conception of a league of free
nations. A great pari of the presi
dents popularity I»- due to the knowl
edge that he is the father of open
diplomacy, which it was understood
would lie the course adopted at tin
forthcoming sessions."
52,000 Soldiers Have Already Sailed
for Home.—Releasing 15.000
Men Dally
Washington. Dec. 20. — iVnmhUtzn
tlon of the military forces at home i
gaining momentum. General March
chief of staff, announced yesterday
with approximately half t*r Ihe 1 7i»i.
turn men in the home camps on Novem !
tu-r tl specifically designated for early,
Reports to the war department. Gen ;
ernl March »aid. ladleate a rale nt ;
discharge of about 15.000 im*i a day. j
which will he doubled when demob j
Dilation I* In full progress The list ;
of designated troop* as given out |>y I
the chief of staff shows, of the comhat
divisions which are to tu« demote,h/ed j
at least 15.000 men already have heeti -
selected for early discharge.
In addition to the figures for the I
troop* at home. General March said j
5.ttVt officers and 1X5,202 men of tin I
expeditionary forces up In Peeemher f
12 had been designated for return amt'
of these 1.373 officers Ynd 30,750 men 1
already have «ailed for home
72' 't Cents Hour ** Minimum Wage.
Chicago. Dec. lit That 72», cents
an hour is the lowest living standard
wage for an American family, is the
opinion of Frank 1' Walsh formerly
chairman of the employes ,|ivi»u>a ,>(
the federal war labor board, accord
Ing to « letter from him rend at tin
hearing before Federal Judge Samuel
Alsehuler. arbitrator In the wag*- con
troversy between the meat packer* and
their employes. The minimum of «71,
cents an hour does not provide the
comforts of life, nor does it enable ».
family to lay by any money, he wrote.
8ome of the Lesser Naval Power* Ex
pected to Demand Distribution of
Prize*.— U. S. Abandoning Ita
Naval Stations in Europe
Paris, Dec. 11).—The American dele
gates to the peace congress have re
solved to advocate the sinking of the
surrendered enemy warships and re
sist liny proposition to distribute them
on the basis of iiavul losses. This an
nouncement is made by those In close
touch with the American representa
tives, who, it is added, feel Huit such
a position would result in uvolding
contention and materially support
President Wilson's declaration that
tlie war was not hast'd on aggression
or (he acquisition of property.
Kngland, through Sir Brie Geddes,
first lord of Hie admiralty, had previ
ously acquiesced in the American plan
to destroy the capturai or surrendered
warships, and, it is declared, will con
tinue to support the United States,
although it is expected that some of
tlie lesser naval powers will demand
that the prizes lie distributed.
American naval atations will be
maintained for ut least a year at Brest,
Gibraltar amt in the Azores, to render
aid to American merchant ships. The
consent of France, Bngland and Portu
gal lias already been secured. The
aero and radio stations at these points
will be in readiness to respoml to calls
for aid by American shipping In dis
tress, and facilities will he afforded
for needed repairs and supplies.
Abandon Naval Project*.
Although the plans have not been
developed, it Is believed InMnnval cir
cles that the shipping hourd desires
tlie continuance of (lie manning of its
ships with naval officers and crews
until private capltul is organized to
undertake the great task of operating
thousands of merchant vessels.
The other naval establishments in
Rttrope have been- ordered abandoned
as rapidly as possible and progress' In
tills direction has already been consid
erable. The United States navy had
27 uero stations along tlie Huropenn
coast, the material of which, except at
Brest, Gibraltar and Hie Azores Is be
ing shipped home. Naval transports,
relieved of carrying munitions, will
hereafter convey food supplies.
It is expected that the army also will
soon h«> able to use a number of Its
transports similarly on eastern voy
Demobilization of the naval per
sonnel lia* been ordered to proceed
rapidly'on the basis or tlie transfer to
the reserve lists of men and officers ol
good character and physique. The
needs of tlie new merchant marine, it
is calculated, will absorb as large a
proportion of such reservists as is
Executives Are Opposed to Extending
Control Beyond 21 Month
Period of Present Law
New York, Dee. 21.—A definite pro
gram, calling for prompt return of the
railroads aîter the passage of remedial
federal legislation, was worked «ut at
a meeting here yesterday of tlie stand
ing committee of the* Association ot
Itnllrond {executives, according to an
announcement last night. While pro
visions of the plan wore not made pub
lic. It was said that they took Into
consideration every detail of the prob
lem. The program will be submitted
next month to» the senate Interstate
commerce committee. If it Is approved
at a tall meeting of the association,
called here for December 30.
Whatever tin- cost, it was said, the
executives are opposed to extending
the period of federal control hevond
21 months after the signing of peace,
a* prescribed hy law It u understood
that rather tlmu have the time ex
tended to five years as suggested hv
Director General MeAiloo. they would
prefer return of the roads without the
proposed legislation.
A hint as to what form tlie execu
tive« think this legislation should take
is found in tlie reasons they ascribe for
improved conditions effected h.v gov
eminent operation: additional equip,
tnent. abolition of the shippers' power
lo route his own traffic, increase in de
murrage rat*', decrease in time allowed
for loading and unloading cars, and
strict supervision of shipments.
American Casualties.
Washington, Dee. 21.—Casualties of
tin- American expeditionary forces,
which have not been publish,*d but
which have heen announced officially
hv General Pershing, had been reduc
ed at noon. December is. to -, total
of tki.SDJ. These the war department
announces, were classified as follows
Major casualties. Inelud.ng killed in
action, died of wounds, disease and
other causes, 1.680: wounded. 64.SG2
missing nnd prisoners. 350. a larg,
proportion of the 64.862 names Dated
as wounded are minor cases, it is said.
Appeal for Larger Acreage Made Be
for Armistice Waa Signed Stim
ulated Farmer« of Country
to Greater Production
Washington, Dec. 20.—A huge winter
wheat crop, lurger hy 80,000,000 bush
els than any yield in the history of
American agriculture was forecasted
Hit* week hy the department of agricul
ture. The government's appeal, made
before the coining of peace was tn
sight, saying an acreage of 47,500,000
was desirable, and the guaranteed price
of $2.20 a bushel for wheat, stimulated
extraordinary effort on the part of
farmers, said tlie department's an
nouncement. As a result, 49,027,000
acres were pimped during u long and
almost p«-rfect season.
Heavy Yields Promised.
The fall growing season has been one
of the finest ever known, resulting In
the crop 1 being In the best condition
ever recorded on December 1, and giv
ing promise of heavy yield«.
Allowing for the average spring
abandonment of acreage due to win
ter killing, the department announced
that winter wheat gives promise of a
total production of 705,000,000 bush
els. An average spring wheat crop
would place next year's production of
wtieat beyond a billion bushels and ex
ceed the crop of 1915. Lnst year's
spring wheat production was 363,000,
000 bushels.
Twelve Senators, Mostly Southerners,
Vote Against Adoption of
Tax Amendment
Washington, Dec. 19.—Adoption of
a committee amendment imposing a
10 per cent tux on profits from child
labor products entering interstate
commerce was the only action hy the
senate yesterday on tlie war revenue
bill. Tlie vote on tlie amendment was
50 to 12, the Democrats casting all the
negative votes.
Leaders hope for passage of tlie bill
by next Monday with 11 view to secur
ing an extended recess over tlie holi
The child labor amendment, drafted
jointly by Senators I'omerene of Ohio,
Lenroot of Wisconsin, and Kenyon of
Iowa, is designed to replace the child
labor linv declared unconstitutional by
tlie supreme court. Senators Hard
wick of Georgia nnd Overman of
North Carolina led the fight on it, and
on the roll call these senators voted
against adoption:
Bankhead of Alabama. Beckham of
Kentucky. Hardwick of Georgia, Mar
tin of Kentucky, Overman of North
Carolina, Bollock or South Carolina.
Simmons of North Carolina. Smith of
Georgia, Smith of South Carolina,
Thomas of Colorado, Underwood of
Alabama and Williams of Missippi.
Tlie amendment, which will go to
conference when ihe senate passes the
revenue bill, is said to have President
Wilson's approval.
Chicago, Dec. IS.—That the next 10
years will witness the greatest wave
of prosperity the United Stntes ever
has experienced, and that the next
three or four months will witness a
period of business depression owing to
unsettled conditions, were the predic
tions of Prof. Charles K. Zueblin of
tho United States employment service,
in an address- before the Illinois Man
ufacturers Cost association here yes
I'ror Zueblin said that the problem
of returning more Hum 3.000 000
American soldiers and sailors to their
homes an I Industries could only be
solved by capital and labor getting
together on a basis of better produe
tion "1 here will he no Bolshevik
movement in Aim-rU-n." he uilital. "for
Hie Bolshcvlkl cannot live with pros
perity. *
Naval Uniforms at Cost.
Washington. Dec. 19 The senate
into yesterday passed the house bill
authorizing the government to furnish
imilorms and equipment to naval ni
ficers at cost.
Washington Dec. 19 „ |* ni ' >r ,
) aptain von Papen. the former mill
ary attache of the German cubas*«
her.- taken from his headquarter»
"h--n the British capture,t
•«ml which Indicated Germany plan.....
.. ugainst Holland am
>«■ - ' .imbnavlan eoimrnes in Ootol.«
l-m*. were placel In the record veste.
,n ool \ n cction with the senate j„
^r , ' ,tw,hear ' D * oD ^-t
Mrs R. Brown of Buhl ha*
advised by the war depend
her brother. John W. JohmWtE
killed in action in France. ***
The Caldwell Traction eon»»..
Just completed a new depot atK"
which is a great improvem.-,,, JV
accommodations it ha* had W
Fred K. HJort of Boise, who
the students' army training eon*
mon tits ago, received honorubfe
tion for service during the gna
duenzu epidemic among the 8.
lteiKirts coming to tlie count*
of health Indicate that the W
epidemic bus about run it*
Minidoka county. Order* ha*«
Issued permitting a resurnntlo*
C. W. Patterson of Wilder
word this week that his son
was severely wounded in Fran"
tober 5. Oniy a few week» *g 0
Patterson received word of the
of Ids other son Lee, who was
in action.
The body of John Lee, who
killed in the shipyards at
arrived aat American Falls last *
Private services were held ut
Upltani home, conducted hy the
J. H. Richards of the M. B. «j,
Services at the grave were under
auspices of the Odd Fellows' iodg
Reconstruction is expected to
Its problems to the school sy*te
the stutet as well as to social an
dustrlal activities, judging fron a
gram outlined by the state d*
of education for a coufe
county superintendents and
principals called for December JT
28 a ta Boise.
The convention of northern
laymen finished its two-day
Boise this week with a roast beef
ner aat the Y. M. C. A., which
tended by approximately 100
The tables were decorated with
tlons, and the dinner was done J
to by ull present.
The city board of health of Poca
at a meeting has raised the b~
influenza, permitting theatres,
pool halls, soda fountains und
to resume. The public school» wi
open December 30. The Idaho
nleal institute opens regular and
and winter courses.
"Experiences in otiier slates
to indicate that we may expect
crudescence of Spanish influen
Idaho, but so far reports to this
fall to Indicate any Increase i
disease," Dr. E. T. Bivver,
the state board of health, stat
few days ago.
Tlie body of Elmer Hale, U. 8.
who died on tlie Mexican bonier
Marfa, Tex., was brought to Bra
for l.urial last week. He was th
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ilale, wh
near Letha.
The Nampa police forex- has d~
war on Juvenile gun enthusiasts
persist in shooting within the dt
Its. Two people have heeii hit
tlie last six weeks by stray bulle
The first Chinese from the w
make the supreme sacrifice fo
chosen country on tlie battleflel
France was Sam Soo Hoo of Poe:
whose deatli "from wounds receiv
action" is reported in an official
sage to his cousin, China Say, f
dent of Pocatello.
Willis George Emerson, well
as a promotor of real estate and
enterprises, is dead at Ills home ;
Angeles. Fie was 02 years old. 1
out and developed the town of
No receipts are to he given th
to subscribers to Red ('ross me
ships, in the campaign beginning
day, December 16, and ending I
her 23. Instead, each subscriber
sign his or lier name to a blan
vided for this purpose.
LeRoy C. Jones, United State?
shal, has Just retuijned from
to McNeil's island, where he de!
J times F. Wall, Joe Bell and St
Weller to the federal prisfln a
ties. All three men were convict
the federal court at tlie Moscow
of violations of federal statute*.
Drew Budge, son of Chief •'
Alfred Budge of the state su
court, a member of the naval r>
has been placed on the inacti'
on account of the signing of Die
tice, ami is expected home soon.
H. C. Allen, state highway en
has been in Chicago, attend.ng
uual meeting of the National H
Albert Henzlor Smith, »on of
Unira I-eigh of Clayton, Custer «'
was killed in action November
Smith left for Camp Lewis -M
last, and was sent to Comp ^
S. J., with K company. 361st tn«
in June. He left for France i!1
Mr. Smith was born at Chain
June 2ff. 1890. but was brought
Clayton. He finished public *3'
Clayton and was graduate«! fn>
Boise high school in 101(J
For real heating efficiency,
fashioned coal stove can not t*
led. Idaho's public ut ilit:c ,u) '
«vas told by witnesses testify*®?
half of water power coini-.".f> , ' >
hearing on the question of !h
Dillty of supplying elect real
watiar pnvve.- plants to the h
tovvns and cities in southern 1«
Ada County Council of 1
workers are urged to remain '
of the organisation and fine!« m
which is confrtmting them
file plea Is made that much "
mains to be done.

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