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4* 4*, 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* •I* j 4* | 's* 4* | n' 4* 1 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* EARL WAYLAND BOWMAN. 4* 4* 4 > 4.^.4.^.4.^.4.^.184.108.40.206>4-4>4>4>4<4<4<4>4-4>4>4i4'4*4*4'4*4*4*4' 4* 4* WIPE 'EM OUT! 4* 4* Never again will Kaiser Bill reign and boBS his bum bosches around; he's made his last play, he's gone far away, he's hunting a hole in the ground. He was only a fake, his birth a mistake, he was born with the soul of a brute; his army's disbanded, he's friendless and stranded, he's a hopeless, disgruntled, ex-plute! In Holland he's hiding, in Dutchland abiding, while the allies are weaving a rope; he's licked and he knows it, he's yellow and shows it, he's sorry he sprung his "Me unt Gott" dope. His nerve is expended, he'll soon be suspended and swing by his neck in the breeze; he's whining and cringing, before long he'll be singeing—be scorching where pretzels won't freeze. The people are waking, they've tired of this faking, of "kings" that are camouflaged deuces; the race has been drowsing, at last it's arousing—arousing and dumping these "royal" excuses. Nick's salted away Bill's the next we will slay, soon we will wipe out the whole worthless breed; in sin they're begotten, they're inbred and rotten—a bunch of degenerates the world doesn't need. We've spent lots of boodle, to make them skadoodle, to tear them away from their jobs; the earth is all bloody, all trampled and muddy, where damphools have battled defending these snobs. The Yankee boys fought 'em, with guns that we bought 'em, and they'll round up the rest of the scanjps, but we've got to get busy if we'd help make 'em dizzy—we've got to get busy and buy some war stamps. 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* Battle Field Changes From Hell to Heaven YANKS ARE AWED BY SUDDEN SILENCE AS FIRING CEASES ALONG THE FRONT LINES. .... By FLOYD A. TIMMERMAN, Staff Correspondent Salt Lake Tri bune in France. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE FRONT, Nov. 11.—When the command "cease fire" ran down the American line, promptly at 11 o'clock this morning, announcing the significant fact that Germany had lost the war, what did the American soldier do? Did he cheer? Did he sing? Did he yell, cry or dance? He did none of these things in our particular sector, which, by the way, was one of tht hottest places this side of hades a few minutes be fore the famous hour arrived. He simply slipped his pack from his shoulders, sat down upon it with a weary air and spat out the following words: "Holy mackerel! Why could-' n't they have let us go a few minutes more? I wanted, to get that Fritz whose machine gun was raising h— out there in that clump of bushes. I wanted that for a souvenir for my girl, ftow I'll have to send home for some money to buy her some , BLACKFOOT ■ Teeming With Bargains There is no other word which expresses the condition of our store so well just now. In view of the present high prices on food stuffs and the promise of still higher prices to come every item in our store is a bargain. The prices quoted below give you an idea of the advantage of co-opeative cash buying. SUGAR CURED MEAT 40c Swift's hams, per pound .. Swift's picnics, per pound Swift's bacon, per pound ... Dry salt meat per pound 32c .50c 35c SHORTENING $2.15 $ 1.10 Large Grisco, per can . Medium Crlsco, per can. Small Grisco, per can . 10 pound net White Cloud 5 pound net White Gloud . 2 pound net White Gloud No. 10 Chefo shortening. No. 5 Chefo shortening. 1 quart Mazola oil . % gallon Mazola oil . 1 gallon Mazola oil . 65c $3.15 $1.75 70c $2.65 $1.35 75c $1.45 .$2.79 FISH .50c Kippered salmon, per pound . Smoked salmon, per pound . 2 pound cake A-l codfish . 1 pound tall can pink salmon % pound can fiat red Salmon 50c .45c ,20c 15c „ CANNED AND DRIED FRUIT ....$1.75 ....$3.78 ....$1.55 ....$3.75 10 pounds dried prunes, per box .... 25 pounds dried prunes, per box .... 10 pounds dried peaches, per box .. 25 pounds dried peaches, per box 2% pound can Gold Bar pineapple . 2% pound can Libby's pineapple. 2% pound can Standard peaches . 1 pound can plum Jam . 15 ounce Gold Bar seeded raisins ... 15 ounce Sun Klst seedless raisins 30c 30c .20c .2 for 25c .2 for 25c 15c SOAPS $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.20 1 dozen bars Creme Oil soap 1 dozen Feet's bath tablets 1 dozen bars Palmolive soap Miscellaneous 35c 6 boxes matches . 50 pounds stock salt . 100 pounds stock salt . Climax pork and beans . 10 pounds dark Karo . Jacket dark Karo . . Walker's chilli con came . Libby's or Rex corned beef per can Shrimps, per can . No. 7 macaroni ... 9 pound of Bog Rolled oats . 10 pound yellow or white com meal 10 pound of Bog Hominy Grits. No. 5 box soda crackers . Lighthouse cleanser per can . Borax washing powder, per package . Sweet apple cider, per gallon . WE GARRY A FULL LINE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 58c 85c 10c 95c .$1.75 2 for 25c 35c 15c .85c 85c 75c 90c ,80c 5c 5c 00c Skaggs' Cash Grocery BRIDGE STREET Say, when does the next thing. train pull out for Alabama?" When that signal came announcing all lighting off for all time, the little shell-crumbled village of Moehuelles, fifteen kilometers east of Verdun, emerged from hell to heaven in three minutes. All night long and during the early morning hours it had been under the heaviest shell fire of the sector. Buildings Completely Leveled. High explosives, gas, shrapnel and machine-gun shells were dumped into its streets and buildings until every land-mark was lowered to a height hardly more than three feet. It was not a healthy place to be in. Fritz had held it for long years, previous to yesterday morning, when he re luctantly gave it up to the onrushing Yanks. He knew its every crook and turn, its every cross street, and when he evacuated to a hill overlooking it he laid his guns, big, small and med ium, upon its most prominent sec tions and then tried furiously to use up all his ammunition before the peace hour arrived, so that none might go to waste. Fritz must carry a union card; he labored right up to the minute of peace and until the whistle .blew Then he came out of his hole, aban doned his rifles, machine guns and cannons, walked down the slope to the line of barbed wire that a few minutes before was "No Man's 4*, Land," and smiled sweetly. He then offered his cane, his gas mask, his ring, or-his belt for choco late or sweets that the American always seems to have stowed away somewhere in his pack. He talked about any subject one j cared to mention, and those who | could not speak English made them '.selves understood by signs or drew | pictures. He capered about and wani ed to be friendly, but in most cases 1 the Yanks looked him over with a cold stare. They couldn't quite flg ure out the rapid change. Here were men who a few min utes ago were dealing oijt death with every ounce of their power. Now they wanted to deal out souve nirs in friendly exchange. The rum ble of the a'mbulances as they carried the wounded and dead from the field still and, carried the torn and bleeding forms of their bunkies. It seemed needless slaughter to the American. However, Fritz insisted upon killing up to the last moment, and the Yanks were moving forward to retaliate when the order came to cease fire and halt. A few minutes more and the Germans, in the trenches beyond the wire, would have been facing cold steel, backed up by hard, sturdy American arms. The whistle saved them. It'was my desire to be with troops from Utah when the last# shot was fired. However, due to various rea sons, this was impossible. The Nin ety-first division, containing hun dreds of Utah men who fought so well in the Argonne forest,"winning decorations there for their bravery, were in Belgium, fighting with the French army and making it impos sible for American correspondents to be with them at the time. The Utah field artiltery (the 145th) was still in an artillery train ing camp a few miles from Bordeaux and finishing their course 4o be sent to the front. They missed their chance of getting into the fighting by a few days, due to the dength of their course in "finishing off." Sees Last Shot From Hottest Spot. Unable to be with Utah men at the grand finale I went to press head quarters at Bar-le-Duc and from there made arrangements witn other con esponde-its to witness the finish of the war from tne hottest sector and the best possible point of van tage. We were lucky in both cases. Heading north in the night, our car slid along the white straight road in the darkness, no lights being al lowed on vehicles in the war zone. A cold, heavy fog had settled and the night was extremely damp and miserable. Two hours later we pas sed through famous Verdun, which has withstood the assaults of the Germans for many months, but which never fell to the enemy. As we pas sed through, the Germans were me thodically dropping shells into the center of the town and the streets were littered with debris in places. As we passed from the city and turned east toward the front the roar of cannon came to our ears above the hum of the engine, and at times flashes of light could be seen shoot ing into the sky. A few kilometers farther on we were compelled to leave the car, the road having been under heayy fire, and great holes ap peared every few feet. The engin eers were already at work patching it in places and laboring furiously to keep it open. They were having some tough job. „ Hospitality Shown in Midst of Battle Right about this time was where we learned that southern hospitality was the real and proper kind. An officer shared with us the only re maining dugout in the town that had not been caved in by the heavy shelling of the night. We breathed thanks to the men who had dug it so deep, even though they were Germans, for a certain gun hidden somewhere back of the boche front line was dropping shells upon it at the rate of about four to the minute. It held, however, al though its walls trembled and shook with the detonations. Fritz was also Including gass shells in the arrivals, and it was necessary to wear gas masks. Conversation, therefore, took a decided slump. An hour; later the shelling let up, with the exception of an occasional arrival on the principal cross streets of the village, and we moved out to a place of better at the time wero no move forward., from the town would be made by the doughboys. They would simply wait in the cover of ruined buildings until 11 o'clock came and peace reigned. Heavy mist had settled, making it impossible to-peer through into the broad field east of the village which separated the American lines from the boche trenches, a distance of 300 yards. It appeared at the time as though we would see but little of the end o fthe war. Here we were in a town Ailed with mist so that sight was imposcible for a distance more than a few yards, and the time flying. It is in these forward positions, where the stench and filth from the battlefields reaches one's nostrils, that a person finds that war is at its best but a bloody, grimy, dirty task, with misery apd suffering ar riving every few minutes in the shape of some new horror. In many instances it is impossoble to bury the dead for days, and the roads to the rear are often under such heavy fire that transportation 1 b impossible. The wounded must be carried to the ambulances, in many cases several kilometers dis ! J* Horrors of war In Trenches Described In this particular instance in this village, the infantry had been prac tically out of touch with their sup plies for two days, due to the heavy fire on the only i;oad leading to the rear. Practically everything had to be carried on the backs of men. Food had only arrived at irregular hours, and the best that did reach the for ward positions consisted of canned "willie" and bread. The men had not tasted hot food for twenty-four hours. Water was scarce and bad. ihe men had slept but a few minutes at a time, for a long stretch, due to the miserable, ; damp cold and the damnable shell | lng their positions. They were rang in the ears of the Yanks, In many cases, these vehicles r ntage. • Orders the effect that tant. REPUBLICAN practically out of touch with the world, facing some of the heaviest fightnig of the war, shaking with the cold in the early morning hours after a coid breuKfast. An American soldier's body But tney would still have their little jokes and songs about the south and its warmth, its famous chicken dinners and the girls that were wait ing for them back there in the sun shine. can be torn and broken, but not his spirit. Order to Advance Is Given Suddenly. auddenly whistles blew in the streets and orders arrived announc ing that the infantry would advance upon the German positions across the flats east of the town. The men came hurrying from the ruined build ings, adjusted their packs and fixed their bayonets. They did not mass together, however, owing to the dan ger of shelling, although the mist made it impossible for airplane ob servation. Others heaped hand gre nades from near-by boxes and placed them in bags hung over their shoul ders. Machine gun crews began to ad just their guns in their positions be hind walls and place their bands of ammunition handy. And with it all the mist began suddenly to lift, al though the. visibility was not of the long-range sort, even at its best. Hardly six minutes remained be fore the armistice would be in effect, when the men began to move for ward from the town into that open space that separated them from the German positions. On that field there was practically no cover, with the exception of shell holes. In the distance there could be seen the heavy barbed wire entanglements separating the two lines. Then hell broke loose. Our artillery in the rear suddenly opened up with a barrage that flung its shells into the oarbed wire lines ahead and began to slowly creep for ward. The Germans were already shelling that open field in a manner which gave evidence that they have had the proper training in artillery. Their shells dropped in checker board fashion, a few yards apart, making it impossible almost for even a mouse to squeeze through. . Unlimber Packs as Armistice Comes. Their first move .among the major ity, was to unlimber the heavy packs. The next to light a cigarette and the third to take a long swig from their canteens. Then they sat and gazed toward the German lines with an ex pression of perplexity. It seemed to have all arrived so suddenly that they could not immediately grasp or believe it. Orders were for the Yanks to remain in their positions. Farther down the line where our men had reached the wire entangle ments proved in the next few min utes to be the only meeting place on the sector where the Americans and Germans had an opportunity to meet each other face to face. Down the grassy slope came fifty or sixty boches, skipping and capering to the as they came hopping along, but for line of wire. A few of them cheered the most part they were simply talk ing excitedly among themselves. They approached the nearest Ameri cans with good-natured grins upon their faces. The Yanks were silent. The Germans did not carry arms. Many of them could speak under standable English. Others could speak French and some Spanish. There were Americans also there who could speak German. They immed iately began to pair off in accordance with their linguist abilities and the air became blue with the jumble of different sounds. The unmatchable pairs began acrobatic stunts in their endeavor to make each other under stand them. It was some party! What the Germans seemed to de sire most was chocolate or sweets and they were willing to part with most any part of their equipment to gain this end. There were little sweets among that bunch of Yanks, who had been practically without supplies for hours, but in isolated cases they managed to bring forth these treasures. Germany must have been pretty short of sugar. The Germans also desired souve nirs and they were willing to ex change rings or any other article of jewelry they might have for its equi valent from the Americans. Then came the bartering. A doughboy would spot something he greatly de sired for his girl back home and would try to make an exchange with some of his property. There followed immediately an ar gument that appeared as tho force of arms might still be necesary to settle the war. In most cases the Americans thought they were en titled to the best of the bargains. The Germans wanted a fifty-fifty deal. Brierwood canes, hand en graved with German designs and iron crosses were plentiful among that German peace party and they brought the highest exchange from the Yanks. Some fine stlngings pro bably resulted from the exchanges. The doughboys unloaded all of their phony jewelry in short order and felt that they had struck real bar gains. However, they haven't had an opportunity yet of testing the stuff they received. More than one arti cle "made in Germany" has turned out pretty rotten. One of the flrst impressions this boche party made upon a person, and it struck deep, was that they are far from the humble and meek Ger mans who have been captured re cently. Not by a mile. They were friendsly and good natured, but there was not the slightest appearance of meekness or humbleness among them. A Ger man on the other side of the fence is decidedly different from the one who is facing a prison camp. The glint in his eye and his almost proud manner of bearing himself shows him a different man entirely. If anything he is slightly arragant and almost openly defiant. He will argue at the slightest op portunity about anything, and evi dently still feels that the German brain and his "kultur" are superior to that of the outer world. He'll get an awful jolt when he gets back home and studies the terms of the armistice. Parade of Victory Stated in Verdun Inside its walls are miles of under ground workings that will house two entire army divisions during bom bardment of even the greatest of guns. It is in these tunnels that. many American aoldiers have come hack from the lines for rest in the past months. They could sleep and j rest here in peace, safe from the big | guns, the airplane bombs and other fire. Many an American soldier will carry back a warm spot in his heart for the tunnels of Verdun. Hardley had we entered the town than the first parade of victory came swinging down the main street. The people of Verdun resembled an Indian do.ng his famous war dance, such was their joy. Leading the parade were members of an Ameri can bugle corps, with drums that the t rench furnished them, and they were followed by Americans and French with bugles. Behind came a mixed company of Yanks and Poilus, with color-bearers waving two iiuge flags—French and American. Following these was the most mixed mob of soldiers and civilians that could have been gotten together, and each one trying his best to break his vocal organs. Amer-1 icans, French and the black Singalese from the French army were in the crowd and they were about the hap-1 piest bunch of men that could be (brought together. Verdun simply went crazy after four years of hell. Frenchmen openly kissed thq Americans on both cheeks, and the Yanks soon got the style, and returned the compliment. Any American in uniform who objected to being kissed that evening would have been compelled to wear a gas mask as a preventive. It was a wild , , . . . „ .. straight road, we passed lines of 1 rench and American motor trucks carrying supplies to the front.: Hardly one passed that did not fly an American or French flag or both. It is a mystery where they got them, but they were there. As we passed the one word was on everybody s lips, "Fini." In Bar le Due the window shutters were opened and flooded the streets with light for the first time since 1914. Streets were also lighted bril liantly and flags were everywhere. If a person had seen France in wartime, especially the portion near the front, he will not blame the French one bit for kissing everyone that passes after the thing is all over and victory is ours. time. Sliding back over the white, ♦ WILL PROTECT BONDHOLDERS. Treasury Department Planning "Blue Sky" Regulations Against Sttfck.... WASHINGTON.—A method of re stricting fraudulent or highly spec ulative stock promoting schemes in volving the trading of these securities for Liberty Bonds has been discussed by the treasury and may be put into effect soon to protect the millions of Jjiberty ->ond owners against loss. In effect, .ie treasury's plan would be a sort of national "blue sky" operation, by which promoters would find their businesses subject to close scrutiny of the government. Those found suspi cious or of actual fraudulent nature might be barred from accepting Lib erty Bonds in payment for their se curities, through the government's refusal to grant them operating li Promoters. censes. The authority of this plan is given in the provision in the fourth Liberty Loan act empowering the president to "investigate and regulate by means of licenses or otherwise" transactions in Liberty Bonds or cer tificates of indebetness for two years after the proclamation of peace. To Check Schemers. The law was based on the belief that after the war hundreds of pro moting schemers would spring up to offer stocks and bonds for develop ment projects in exchange for Lib erty Bonds. This situation is now developing, according to reports to the treasury, tions have been formed to float stocks for oil or mining development and other propositions and many of them have circulated alluring advertising pamphlets offering to accept Liberty Bonds in payment for shares of their stock, which it is claimed, will pay a higher rate of interest. The treasury's tentative plan for restriction of fraudulent stock pro positions would effect only dealings in Liberty Bonds or other govern ment securities, and would not pre vent promoters fro mselling their se curities for cash. Nnmerous organlza -T-+ AMERICAN RED GROSS FINDS BEDS FOR YANKS IN LONDON LONDON.—The enormous influx of American soldiers and sailors on leave in London has flooded all the hotel accommodations in the city and during the past three nights hundreds of American soldiers and sailors have found themselves at 10 or 11 o'clock at night without a place to sleep The authorities appealed to the American Red Cross for help and the organization lmmed'aiely threw open several of its large headquarters buildings and furnished the men with blankets and hot meals. Several big American Red Cross lorries have been run up and down through the principal thoroughfares between 11 o'clock at night and 2 o'clock In the morning bearing illum inated signs reading: "Sleeping quar ters for United States soldiers and sailors." As each lorry was filled with men It was taken to the American Red Cross headquarters where eanteen girls served doughnuts, coffee, choco late, sandwiches, apples and oranges. After this supper the boys were shown to "sleeping quarters" in the various offices, themselves In blankets and slept In long rows as many as §0 being ac commodated in a single office. There they rolled ♦ HAGENBARTH WILL A I"1 END CONFERENCE CHICAGO, Dec. 1 -v-Return to pre war conditions in the sheep and wool Industry will be considered at a con ference called by the National Sheep and Wool Bureau of America for next Wednesday afternoon at the atoolrvfl rila Salt Lake City, F. S. King of Chey enne and Professor C. S. Plumb of the University of Ohio are among those expected to attend. F. J. Hagenbarth of When one sits down to think of the war from itB Inception on thru t 0 the present, there looms up sharp. i y certain definite monuments that remain against the background of understanding. f a Hg to remove the image however much we desire to do so. xhe flrst image that darkens the comprehension of the w r rlter is a great big question mark like this: Why did not Germany win the war during the flrst short period? We have on our shelves "The Story of the Great War" in twelve volumes, p U t 0 ut by Collier, in which we hoped to find a solution that seemed satls fyjug. The reverse, however, was the result and the mystery therefore deepened. This publication gives ad i account of German preparedness that j oversteps any previously written or lectured one. | When Germany could call men to i arms in the morning fully equip them | a t noon, send them to the seat of action at night, over double tracked | r oad, especially built to th e frontier point of design, and immediately overwhelm the sleeping nations with their slaughter, why did she not I complete her designs at j s i ie jjjje ca t with a mouse, sat | i s fl e d jto tantalize and amuse with a feeling of assurance that the game .. was won and joy of the spoils would j b e enhanced by a period of anticipa tion. Mayhaps she had the subma nne horror in mind with which she intended to prove to the stunned | world how eminently supreme she - was in preparedness. Surely she thought the world was hers at that period, and if she could take it at I)ere and. ohere By Mrs. Byrd Trego All our reasoning all she could do so when there were no guns trained against her immense army. After England went in there was a period when only a thin line of raw recruits that scarcely knew the names of the fire-arms they were commanded to carry between her and the objective goal. If the road to Paris was not open to her then how could she expect the go ing to be free from obstruction later? Lid Germany make a false step in the program, or did the cat worry the mouse so long he found a way to escape? Again. After we sent our flrst contingent of men over there was a long pause. We were constantly given the information that the boys were in training, would be placed in battle line position in a few. days and so on. But Pershing did not seem to move* and a near question i was asked in the minds of many as to the fitness of the man we had I sent over to carry on" for us. Fi nally Foch was made generalissimo and immediately Pershing proclaim ed with true Yankee zest, "all we are and have I place at your corn mand," or words to that effect. Im mediately activity was in order all along the line that soon counted success in no uncertain tones. There had been rdmors that politics had hampered Bing and other contempla ted movements. Was Pershing wait ing for something to clear up, for a better organized army, and what part, if any, did he take in the ap pointment of Foch? Perhaps with the removal of censorship some of these mysteries will be made clear. Again. This league of nations we have such a strong notion of organ izing. I never did believe in over intimacy among neighbors, or in us ing them for accommodations prom iscously. Seems to me a peace that had to be kept thru a league of na tions would not be as satisfactory as one established on self-made prin ciple. shone with righteousness because it was clean from the heart than one that joined a clique to show how it could do under pressure, might do some good in the Balkan states and a few others, but If we stepped in as a godfather to all these obstreperous unbelievers we would be called upon to do a lot of spank ing perhaps, and that takes time and .energy, over and above being an noying. No, I don't want a league of nation just now; lets wait until we know what nations there are to league. Again. All this foolish talk about forgiving Germany and giving her a place in the sun again. It is alright to forgive sometimes but I always go around the circle and return to the words of Jesus when he was nailed to the cross, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Note carefully the last chause of five words, "they know not what they do." Then I reach the much quoted words, "And unto him that smiteth thee on one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid him not to take thy coat also." Jesus did not say to allow the second cheek to be smit ten, neither did he say to let the coat be appropriated by the rascal who had taken the cloak. We tried the Germans out faithfully enough. Of course the Kaiser knew what he was doing with malicious fore thought, just as the nurses, who were delegated to care for our boys in their prisons would come smilingly to a hungry, sick boy with a plate of steaming hot soup and just as his delight was greatest would stop to spit in the dish and then laugh outright at his disgust and famishing disappointment, knew what she was doing. At other times when they would bring a dish with a piece of dung in the center there was no in nocence of crime committed. And we have tried them out enough to know what they would do if the other cheek were turned or if the coat was left where they could get it. We do not need to spend much time praying for a spirit of forgive ness for the Huns; better spend the hours trying to find a way to keep him from taking the coat we sent over to those freezing Belgians. I'd prefer a country that Still It b no more ne-euarr than Smallpox, Army experience has demonstrated the almost miraculous effi cacy, and harmlessness, of Antityphoid Vaccination. Be vaccinated NOW by your physician, you ana your family. It Is more vital than house Insurance. Ask your physician, druggist, or send for llavo you had Typhoid?" telling of 1 V ph . 0 '5 JffSL results from us , and daorer from Typhoid Carriers. THE CUTTER I.AB0MT0RY, BfREELCV, CAL. ccoL'UciNa v/.cc.' ;£3 a swum uuo*? u. f. sov. uckm«i TYPHOID