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YANKS CHASE RABSIT Forget All About the War When Bunny Jumps Up Under Their Feet i ' French and American batteries 'pounded the German lines for five hours preceding the attack against the 8t Mlhlel salient from the west When the doughboys went over the top In Les Eparges sector there was not an answering shot from the Ger man trenches opposite. The- gunfire had so shattered the nerves of those who survived the bombardment they could not emerge from their deep dug outs. Two American soldiers dashed across "No Man's land" In the lead, •raced through to the enemy's barbed wire entanglements, riven and pulver ized by the artillery, and leaped over the parapet Into the German trench. Just then two white rabbits ducked out from a corner and ran round the corner of the traverse. It was all so quiet, with nary a live German In sight, not the suspicion of a machine gun nor an answering shot from the German batteries in the rear that the Yanks forgot all about war, the attack, the Boches and everythin." else. They Just did what any average fellows • would %o, started chasing the rabbits. They beat It down the first line trench, stumbling over the debris where the American shells had caved in the parapet every few yards and finally rounded up the pair of rabbits, nice and fat and tender. When their platoon commander burst Into the trench, having been de layed a little by a patch of barbed wire still standing, he found the tiro men arguing as to whether they should cat the rabbits or keep them as pets. of to CRUELTIES OF BULGARS Only Quarter of Population In 8eres After Two Years' Occupation. When Sefres, in Greek Macedonia, "was occupied by the Bulgarians in De cember, 1916, the Inhabitants num bered 24,000. Since that time 5,000 of these have died. 11,000 have been de ported, and 2,000 men and boys have been put to work on the construction of roads. Today the population Is be * tween 5,000 and 6,000. Bulgarian documents which have been found in the Macedonian towns show that large numbers of deaths ■were due to the Indifference of the Bulgarian authorities to the condition of the civilian population. Wholesale deportations were made and cruelties Inflicted which were not Justified by the necessities of war. Not only were the military authorities Involved in this work, but the civil officers were tyrannous toward the people. Churches •were looted and private bouses were stripped of their furni ture, which was placed In officers' quarters. The Interment of bodies In tte cemeteries were made In a hap hazard way, und no Inscriptions were placed over the graves, so that surviv ing relatives do not know the resting places of their loved ones, YOUNG WAR VETERAN Lad Only Fifteen Years Old Invalided Back Home. Wounded and Invalided back to America before he was sixteen years old is the record of John Walker Bur ley, a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Burley of Lynchburg, W. Va. Enlisting in June, 1917, one month before he was fifteen years old, young Burley went In September of that year to Camp McClellan with Company E, First Vir ginia Infantry. Later he was with the company when' It was merged Into Company L, 116th Infantry. Last March hq was one of twelve men picked from that company to go to France. Arriving there, he was as signed to the 60th Engineers and later to the 6th Infantry. In July he was wounded and September 10 he arrived at Camp Stuart, Newport News. From there he was transferred to the post hospital at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y. His mother will go to Plattsburg to see him as soon as she Is permitted to do so by the authorities there. MEMORIAL TO HUN VICTIMS Hospital Cot Dedicated to Memory of Children Killed in Air Raid. The residents of Poplar, In the East end of London are dedicating two cots In the local hospital to the mem •ory of the little school children who lost their lives In the first enemy day light air raid on London. A brass tab let Is to be erected between the cots with Jhe following Inscription: "These cots are dedicated by sympa thetic friends In loving memory of dear little children who lost their lives In the enemy air raid of June 13, 1917." On the occasion In question two heavy bombs struck an infant school In a poor part of London, killing 52 chil dren and wounding many more. Self-Accuser Pays Fine. A. B. Mathews killed a balky horse in the street at Eugene Ore., the other day, had a complaint issued for hts own arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals and paid a fine of $10 In Jus tice Wells' court. "I was hauling hay," lie told District Attorney L. L. Ray. 'The horse balked and I picked up a board and struck him over the head. He laid down and died. I know the humane society will be after me and I want to «ot this thins straightened out" ■ History of Past Week The News Happenings of Seven Days Paragraphed r INTERMC JNTAIN. According to R. H. Smith, entomol ogist of the state university, clovei fields around Twin Falls, Idaho, ait infested with aphis, and he advises grazing to eliminate the pest. M. S. Browning, a brother of John M. Browning, inventor of the machim guns used by the army, has left Ogden, Utah, for Hartford. Conn., foi a conference regarding the future or ders for the guns. It was stated that the government intends to continue the manufacture of the machine guns to fill all the orders. A victim of either murder or suicide, probably suicide, Miss Marlon Rowley, 20 years old, a beautiful girl whose home Is In Boulder, Colo., was found dead with a bullet hole in her head at a small hotel in Denver. Secretary Lane announced Saturday that approximately 1,166,000 "acres of land were designated during October for entry under the stockraising homestead law. The lands are located in Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. The total area now desig nated as stockraising land amounts to approximately 10,610,000 acres. Influenza epidemic conditions remain unchanged in Utah, as far as the spread of the disease and the setting of a definite date for the opening of places of public assemblage are con cerned. All shipment of troops from Camp Lewis, Wash., have been suspended by orders received there from Washing ton. Several hundred men of the One Hundred Sixty-sixth depot brigade, who had been assigned to other posts, but were held because of the influenza quarantine, are affected. DOMESTIC. The recent epidemic of influenza in the United States caused more deaths than occurred among the American ex peditionary forces from all causes from the time the first unit landed In France until hostilities ceased. Fred Fulton of Minnesota, one-time clulmant for heavyweight champion ship honors, was given a decision over Sailor Willie Meehan of San Francisco at the conclusion of a four-round con test. It was one of the fiercest bouts ever witnessed in San Francisco. Colonel Roosevelt 1ms authorized the announcement that he and Mrs. Roosevelt would visit the grave of their son, Lieutenant Quentin Roose velt, in France, at the spot where he fell after ills airplane had been shot down by the Germans. Railroad telegraphers' wages were advanced by order of Director General McAdoo on November 16, 13 cents per hour above the rate prevailing last January with u minimum of 48 cents per hour, retroactive to October 1. Samuel Goinpers, president of the American Federation of Li'bor, in the closing hours of the Pan-American la bor conference at Laredo, Tex., served formal warning that no general reduc tion of wages nor increase in working hours after the war would be accepted without a bitter fight by organized labor. The victory celebration killed the Spanish influenza. That is the opinion of high medical authorities in Wash ington. It is admitted that suggestion may have had something to do with it, but it is contended that physiologi cal rather than psychological reasons should receive the credit for rendering the disease germs innocuous. Mrs. Mary Simpson, a widow, was killed, and twelve persons were injured in a tornado which swept through Prague, causing property damage es timated at $60,000. Excessive quantities of trinitrotoluol and other explosives, as well as fin ished shells were stored not only in magazines, but in freight cars about the plant of the T. A. Gillespie shell load ing plant at Morgan last month when the plant was wrecked by an explo sion which killed nearly 100 men, ac cording to evidence submitted. When the city council of Long Beach, Cal., attempted to make kissing in public a misdemeanor it acted arbi trarily and In violation of the consti tution, according to a decision rendered by Superior Judge FraukR. Willis. Irving Morgan was convicted of sec ond degree murder in Shelby county circuit court at Shelbyvlile, Ills., for the murder of his wife. Morgan threw his wife from a car window. Extension to November 30 of the time in which Christmas parcels will be accepted for mailing to members of the American expeditionary forces In France is announced by the postoffice and war departments. Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the United States shipping board, an nounced Friday on the eve of his de parture for Europe that the govern ment intends to return to this' country speedily a large part of American ex peditionary forces. Shipbuilding in this country is to be continued steadily, but the program tlie shipping board, based on war needs, will be revised and designs for ships will be changed with reference economical cost of operation, Chairman Hurley said, outlining the board's peace time plans. At least five persons are known to have been killed and probably a score i of others injured, several seriously. In 1 a riot at West Salem, N. C., which re sulted from the efforts of a mob of several thousand men to storm the city hall and lynch a negro accused of shooting J. E. Childress and Sheriff Flynt and attacking Mrs. Childress. Minnesota will remain wet, complete official returns announced by the Secretary of State showing that the proposed dry amendment to the state constitution failed by 750 votes at the general election November 5. American copper industry through a committee of producers and refiners have agreed with the war Industries board to maintain the present rate of production and preserve existing levels of prices and wages. WASHINGTON. Movement of American troops across the Atlantic has stopped entirely' and demobilization of troops In canton ments and camps at home is under way. Provost General Crowder has or dered the discontinuance, of all phys ical examinations of draft registrants and of all work by district draft boards on the classification of regis trants. The suffragists still need one vote to pass the Susan B. Anthony amend ment through the senate. They have 100 days left in which to secure this vote before the present congress ends. If favorable action is not secured by March 4, the measure will have to be put through the house again. Arrangements for bringing home the troops in France are being worked out rapidly from a shipping point of view, the shipping board announced Satur day, In Issuing a call for 500 volunteers to man the ships that will be used for that purpose. Downward revision of the war reve nue bill to about the six billion dollar total recommended by Secretary Jkfc Adoo appears to be assured. Regardless of the ending of hostil ities Director General McAdoo intends to continue to unify railroad operations and pool facilities throughout the per iod of government control, which under the law will end twenty-one months after peace is formally declared. FOREIGN. King Ferdinand III of Saxony, who held out to the last against the na tion-wide clamor in Germany for the elimination of all kings and princes, has abdicated, it is officially an nounced from Berlin. This makes the fourth of the German "kingdoms king less," Prussia, Bavaria and Wurttem burg having been proclaimed repub lics in the early phase of the revolu tion. Empeyor Charles has specifically re linquished the throne of Hungary, ac cording to a dispatch received from Budapest. Two hundred cadets and 103 other sailors on the German training ship Schleslen were drowned when she was sunk by two German battleships fly ing the red flag. Count Wilhelm Hohenzollern Is now nearly broke except for considerable property in the United States and Canada, held In another persqn's name, the Daily Express Is Informed by Its Amsterdam correspondent. The British government is arrang ing for the departure to the United States of a number of German vessels for the purpose of bringing to Gei\ many foodstuffs which the allies will permit Germany to receive. It is learned upon the best author ity that former Crown Prince Fred erick William of Germany and twelve officers have been granted safe resi dence by the governor of Limburg at Maastrict, Holland. Dr. Matthias Erzberger, who was the civilian head of the German arm istice commission, will be Germany'!' representative In the preliminary peace negotiations, In conjunction with Dr. W. S. Solf, the foreign minister. "Holland Is our Elba," said a Ger man In the entourage of the kaiser In conversation with a Dutch official, ac cording to the Amsterdam correspon dent of the Express. Fearing the wrath of the German people, Grand Admiral von Tirpltz, former German minister of marine, fled from Germany Just before the revolution, presumably on advance notification. The Frankfurter Zel tung says he Is now in Switzerland. Developments in Europe, not only military but In international politics, and the tendency of the revolutionary spirit manifested by the demoralized civilian population of the central em pires to spread to neighboring states, have influenced the allied and Ameri can governments' to arrange for th« meeting at an early date of the great peace congress. The armistice terms Imposed upon Turkish war forces In Mesopotamia, officially announced comprises: Evacuation of the Musel Villayet. Sur render of artillery, supplies and am munition. British control of Mosul, Evacuation of the Chucasus and north western Persia. Turkish withdrawal from Syria and Galicia and demobil ization in a westward direction. Fran co-British occupation of Alexandretta The demoralization of the German army is increasing hourly. Brussels apparently has been given over to mob rule. Officers are being shot by the scores. Prince Friedrich of Waldeck-Pyr mont has voluntarily relinquished hie government, according to u Reuter dis patch. Waldeck-Pyrraont Is one of the smaller states of the German empire. Mr. Clines, British food controller, speaking in parliament, declared that victory imposed obligations as well ai war and that there was ahead the duty feeding the destitute countries. j SATURDAY i Is the Last Day of Our Harvest Sale Hi | | Whether the purchases you plan are to be large or small, the advantages of buying dependable merchandise at such decided savings you can well afford to anticipate your needs for the coming winter. In addition to our SPECIAL OFFERINGS in LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR and shoes, all children's WASH DRESSES at a discount of 10 per cent. Sizes 3 to 14 years from 70c to. $4.50 BOYS' BLACK ELK BLUCHER HEAVY SOLE SHOES Sizes 9 1-2 to 12. Sizes 12 1-2 to 2. Sizes 2 1-2 to 5 1-2 $2.73 $3.18 $3.63 To buy now is to save. SALE CLOSES SATURDAY, NOV. 23 BROWN-HART THE CO. "The Home of Popular Prices." Bring your children to our bargain basement and see the toys. l CARD OF THANKS. We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the many loving kindnesses shown us by our friends during the Illness and at the death of our beloved daughter, and for the many beautiful floral offerings. MR. and MRS. WM. VARLEY, adv-p -♦ BUCKS FOR SALE. I have for sale 5 rambelett reg J. S. istered 2-year-old bucks. Bowker, Blackfoot, route 4, phone 4i8-rl. 19-4mf 'ESTRAY STOCK I have taken into my possession and impounded the following de scribed loose stock running at large within the corporate limits of the city of Blackfoot, to wit: One brown mare, weight 1100 pounds, roach mane', braded E on left hip and B on right jaw, collar and saddle marks age about ten years; 1 mare colt 2 years old, color bay, weight 750 pounds, branded B on right jaw; 1 pony, weight 850 pounds, color Btrawberry roan ,age 4 years, no Men, Young Men and Boys $15l$20|$25 OVERCOATS AS GOOD IN QUALITY AND AS LOW IN PRICE AS YOU EVER BOUGHT THEM FUR OVERCOATS AND FUR COLLARED COATS $20-$25-$30 OREGON CITY MACKINAWS AT POPULAR PRICES Alexander NEXT DOOR ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER, BLACKFOOT TO POSTOFFICE ( EMMETT, IDAHO ) BAKER CITY. OREGON • ) ONTARIO, OREGON ( VALE, OREGON BOISE, IDAHO WEISER, IDAHO CALDWELL, IDAHO BLACKFOOT, IDAH< OTHER STORES OPENING DANCE At Progress Hall Monday Evening Tickets 75c Six.Piece Orchestra .. . .. .. . . _ „ Friday the twentieth day of Decem ber at 2 o'clock p. m. brands visable. Sald animals will be sold at pub lie auction by the chief of police on Dated at Blackfoot, Idaho, Novem ber 21, 1918. WILLIAM DREW, Chief of Police. Per I. H. WHITE. adv 19 tf.