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IN THE GEM STATE
Two Florida alligators have been added to the growing collection » animals at Julia Davis park zoo at Boise. The Junior Red Cross workers of Idaho are alt trying to complete or ganizatlons in order to have a 100 per cent membership before the Christ mas roll-call of adults begins. The campaign for members to the Canyon county farm bureau which was to have ended Saturday was ex tended for a week to enable comma Oities to finish up their work. Motorcycle registration dropped from 752 in 1917 to only 797 this year, The highest registration in the last five years was in 1916, when 754 motorcycle owners paid licenses. Mrs. H. Mullin of Barber, who has four sons in the service, received a letter from the eldest, saying that all had come through the war safely and that he "was glad that It was over. Three men who broke Jail at Bur ley, overpowering the Jailer and beat ing up one of the prisoners who had given evidence against them, were re captured after a short but exciting chase. There was a heavy falling off in the apple crop In Idaho this season, the crop being 336,000 boxes this year, compared with 2.718.000 boxes in 1912, or 12 per cent of normal, against 97 per cent In 1917. The United States civil service commission announces that a janitor examination will be held to fill the position of laborer with pay of $600 per annum in the custodian service, federal building, Boise. The Western Retail Lumbermen's association and Lumbermen's Mutual society, with more than 1200 members scattered over ten western states, will hold their sixteenth annual conference In Boise on February 20, 21 and 22. Five years ago (in 1913) only 2083 automobiles were registered. in the state. Compared with the 1918 regis (ration of 32,281, this shows an in crease -for the five years of more than 1G00 per cent in the registration. I Champions in the boys' and girls' club work contests conducted during the past year are to be entertained at Twin Falls foe we week as a special reward for energetic service in help ing to increase Uncle Sam's food sup ply Members of the next legislature are strongly in favor of a memorial in honor of the boys who represented j Idaho in the great war, a memorial that will provide special remembrance J of the boys who gave their lives in the conflict Grj^s revenue from auto licenses this year amounted to $576,785.56, of which 25 per cent, or $144,196.37, was apportioned to the state and the re mainder of 75 per cent was retained by the counties in which collections were made. Last year the revenue was $413, 008.68 from 24,768 automobiles, so that the increased registration this year of 7513 more machines than in 1917 added $163,776.88 to funds for state and county roads over the reve nue for last year. A school building at Buhl has been transformed Into a temporary hospital for the accommodation of influenza patients. A trained nurse has been retained, and the people are deter mined to 8talnp out the disease before an epidemic occurs. Boise Commercial club, following the example of other such bodies In cities throughout the United States, is Issuing a booklet describing the ad vantages, attractions and opportuni ties which await the homeseeker in Boise and Boise valley. Boise has many churches, of all denominations, and two cathedrals. In fact, there are twenty-eight religious organizations in the city, strong club, lodge and fraternal city, while the public schools are all housed in modern, well kept buildings. the forty-one county superintendents of the state »re women and twenty-one out of the Torty-one county treasurers. This year ithere will be four women eourlty ■ditors, and the legislature will two women members In the lower house. Harry Gllluin and Ray Rose, Boise boy8, who demonstrated early in their boxing careers that they had real style and ability in the manly art of self defense, have boxed their ways into the hearts of the fans of Seattle, according to word received from the northwest. The crops raised by the Indians on Fort Hall lands were composed of potatoes, sugar beets, alfalfa and grain. The total income from the land der cultivation last season within the reservation, of which there are 12,797 acres, was estimated by the govern ment at $500,000. Of the total acreage some 7712 acres were leased to white farmers. The Nampa police force has declared war on juvenile gun enthusiasts who persist in shooting within the city lim its. Two people have been hit within the last six weeks by stray bullets. In at of It is a Thirty-five out of au see un C. W. Patterson of Wilder received word this week that his son Charles was severely wounded In France Oc tober 5. Only a few weeks ago Mr. Patterson received word of the death of bis other son Lee, who was killed in action. The body of John Lee, who was killed In the shipyards at Portland, arrived aat American Falls last week. Private services were held aat the Upham home, conducted by the Rev. J. H. Richards of the M. E. church. Services at the grave were under the •'•spices of the Odd Fellows' lodge. INLAND NORTHWE3 raised In Utah this year, against Itf ~ 000 for 1917. A large part of th Utah apple crop is consumed locally About 489,000 boxes of apples tve After forty-eight years of married evenlng and requested he be called The Yfellowstone Park Transporta life, a Sheridan (Wyo.) woman knowledges the venture a failure - b> applying for divorce from her Jius at band. Apparently asphyxiated while asleep. Anselmo Reyes, Mexican miner, was found dead at a hotel In Salt Lake, Reyes rented the room the previous early, j The board of health has removed all restrictions that have been in ef feet at Butte due to the epidemic of Influenza. The disease has practlcnl ly disappeared after rhnnlng since early In September, | Arizona will work with Utah in re claiming lands in northern Arizona and southern Utah, says a message received by Governor Bamberger of Utan, rrom Anson H. Smith, chairman of the data committee of Kingman, Ariz. j Anthrax has caused a loss of more than 200 animals In Utah during the past two years. Serious outbreaks of the disease have occurred in four coun ties. One thousand six hundred anl mals have been Inoculated, | The* Colorado public utilities' corn mis.Won has Issued an order granting authority, to the Denver Tramway company, which operates in Denver, to charge 7 cents car fare and 1 cent additional when a transfer Is asked, j The attorney general is sending out instructions to all Montana county takes effect at midnight of Decembei 30, instead of midnight of December 31, and that the law must be forced, lowstone National park during the year ending October 12, 1918, accord ing to the annual report of Chester A. Lindsey, acting superintendent of the-park. • I tlon company carried 3026 people into the Yellowstone National purx during the season. attorneys that the prohibition statute en Twenty-one thousand two hundred and seventy-five persons visited Yel Three bicyclists and twenty-five persons on motorcycles also made the trip. Private camping parties numbered 474 persons. Nevada is now "dry," Colorado "bone dry" and Montana will join the pro hlbltlon procession at midnight of j December 30. Wyoming against John Barleycorn at the last J election, and before many months voted California will be the only "wet" state west of the Missouri. Charles M. Levey, president of the Western Pacific, has gone to Wash ington to confer with officials of the railroad administration relative to the proposed contract between the govern ment and the owners of the Western Pacific relative to the guaranteed an nual income of the road. Because of cattle losses through the ravages of wild beasts, the supervisor of the Helena national forests would place trappers at work and would like applications from professional hunters desiring employment. The killings by mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes Increased considerably in 1918. A fine pool table, comfortable lounges, easy chairs and innumerable other articles required for a club have been donated the past few days to the Fergus County Soldiers' club at Lewlstown, Mont., and the rooms are very comfortable and inviting, al though these gifts will keep on pour ing in for a long time. An empire containing 4,000,000 acres of land is to be reclaimed under an ir rigation project designed to conserve the flood waters of the Colorado river basin. The project lies north of the town of Green River, Utah, and filings for the water have been made by the United States through J. L. Lytel, pro ject manager, whose residence Is in Provo, Utah. Twenty-eight cents' worth of coal In southern Idaho will give as much heat to a home as $1 worth of electricity, according to tables and exhibits In troduced by the Idaho Power company In the-hearing being held by the Idaho public utilities commission on the feasibility of forcing water power companies to furnish power for heat ing Idaho homes. Only men will be discharged from the army at Camp Lewis, Wash., who reside In the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Utah, Colorado and northern California, northern Nevada, northern New Mexico, western Ne braska and a very small corner of Texas. Men from other states will be sent in large bodies to the camps n'earest their homes. Indictment under 46 counts charg ing him with defrauding the federal government and relatives of deveased members of the Thirteenth naval dis trict Is conducting funerals and ship ping bodies of sailors, was returned by a federal grand jury against G. M. Butterworth of Seattle, general man ager of a large undertaking firm. Despite the fact that all the saloons In Nevada closed their doors promptly at midnight December 16, the initiat ive prohibition law did not become effective until December IT. All the saloons of Reno that had any stock remaining reopened on the 17th. Development of a hew oil field in Wyoming thirty miles north of Chey enne, and to be known as the National Anticline, is assured by the announce ment that a drilling rig and 3000 feet of casing have been ordered and that drilling is to bo started within sixty daya AROUND THE I. The work of bringing in a a. well at Moab, Utah, Is getting way. The rig Is a light one, ! expected to be able to reach the last oil strata. The United Verde Mining nas db clared the usual 50-cent share dividend and the usual extra of 25 cents, pay able February 1 to stock record of January 3. Settlements have been made for the car of carbonate ore the Alta Consol idated first got out of the Braine r.s sure in the drift to the east. The on carries about $50 values to the ton. The Mohawk Mining company In November produced 930,825 pounds of copper. The Wolverine Mining pro duced 350,332, and Michigan Copper company 134,392 pounds of copper in November. From Boston comes word that W. L. Creden has resigned as general man ager of Davls-Daly Copper company, which position he held for the past six years. He will still be retained in an advisory capacity. From Butte ^mes word that the An aconda Copper company has notified Butte & Superior, Elm Orlu and other zinc ore shippers that, for time being, it desires to suspend all custom ship ments. No reason was given. Reports were circulated at Salt Lake last week that the "Cardiff has made a new strike up near the Tar Baby." This appeared simultaneously with the oth er reports that the Tar Baby has made one of its regulation periodical ore die-, closures. More than $2,000,000,000 in annual production of minerals, coal and petrol eum was represented in the meeting of the American Mining congress just closed, at Washington, which was at tended by leading producers from fif teen states. From Brigham City, Utah, comes word that an oil-gas drilling outfit has reached the town with an expert dril ler, and that the rig will be set up at once at the Jensen place, a mile to the west, where It is proposed to drill for natural gas. Application has been made to the state engineer by the Bull Valley Gold Mines company of Salt Lake for the use of five second-feet of water from a spring Jn Washington county. Utah, for irrigating 320 acres of land in the vicinity of Nelson's ranch. The management of the Silver King Con. has sent word down from Park City that 2000 ore sacks be sent up to take care of the first clean-up at the new mill In Thayne's canyon. The sacks are necessary so that the fine ore may not freeze to the wagons or be sifted out and lost Extended litigation Is promised In connection with the sale of various mining companies' properties which were advertised by the state treasurer of Utah as delinquent for the nonpay ment of the 3 per cent tax on the net proceeds of mines and which have been offered for sale at public auc tion. Below is a table of the yearly divi dends of the Utah Consolidated of Bingham In the past t£n years, inclus ive of a 25-cent dividend which will be distributed on December 24: 1918, $1.50; 1917, $3.50; 1910, $3.75; 1915, $2.00; 1914, $2.00; 1913, $1.50; 1912, $1.50; 1911, 50 cents; 1910, 50 cents; 1909, $2.00. Tintic Standard is employing some thing like eleven large trucks In the haulage of Its ores from the mine t the railroad, a distance of five miles. These outfits have been hauling as much as twelve to thirteen tons to the load with the trailers when the roads were In first-class condition. They make four round trips of ten miles each day, or forty miles In a day. Official announcement Is made that the Dayton Placer Recovery corpora tion's mill at Dayton, Nev„ Is now operating at full capacity (175 tons per day) and is making a good ex traction. The plant Is treating by the cyanide process the old mill tailings from the Comstock lode, which years ago came down from Virginia City through Six-mile runway and were impounded In the Carson river valley near Dayton. After a long and persevering cam paign of development, it appears rea sonably certain that the Tar Baby Mining company, operating in the Alta Cottonwoods, has reached one of its main objectives, In that the whole face of the Victor tunnel, now In Tar Baby ground, Is reported as being filled with sulphides that streak the formation to such an extent that the miners may truly be said to be work ing in low grade ore. Gossip on Great Northern Ore Is to the effect that leasing of all the de veloped ore lands relieves the company of the necessity of making large ex penditures for exploitation and at the snme time reimbursing the trust for former expenditures. Thus the earn ings may be devoted to payment of dividends, and while the trustees did not commit themselves to any regular payment, it is believed the $4 rat* will be maintained. •.I !I a a a Directors of the Daly Mining com pany have announced a double divi dend for the end of the present year, s the news that comes from Park City, Utah. This calls for the regular quarterly pnyment of 10 cents a share anil an extra of equal amount. Leading copper producers of the United States, taking advantage of the provision of the Webb export trade, law permitting them to unite for the purpose of conducting foreign trade, met at New York December 17 and organized the Copper Export m> soclation. Our Christmas Greeting At this the glad Christmas Time, when the world rejoices at the coming of peace and the time for rebuilding better than ever before, we take this opportuniy to thank the public for their generous patronage, and to say that we shall continue to furnish the good service and good materials for every kind of building. We wish you. a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Pros perous Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen. Anderson & Sons Lumber Co. I 4 One Foot or a Million NORTH MAIN BLACKFOOT AMERICAN FLEET FORCED GERMAN SEA SURRENDER Admiral Beatty Says Good-Bye to Yankees With Words of Praise and Says Their Coming Caused Huns to Quit. LONDON.—The American battle ship Bquadron attached to the Brit ish grand fleet displayed a spirit of true comradship thruout its period of service, declared Admiral Sir David Beatty, the commander in chief of the grand fleet, in a fare well address on board the U. 8. S. New York on December 1, the day the squadron was detached from the grand fleet. All hands had been called to muster on the forecastle to hear Admiral Beatty. After thanking the American of ficers and men for their co-opera tion, Sir David remarked that both the British and the American were able to meet the German fleet. He declared that the day the German fleet surrendered was "a pitiful day to see." Sir David said he had al ways had misgivingB that the Ger mans would never come out for a finish fight and these misgivings had been strengthened by the coming of the American squadron. Thanks Yankee Tars "I could not let the sixth battle squadron go without coming on board the New York and saying something of what I feel at this mo ment of your departure," said Sir ,David. "I had intended to ask Ad miral Rodman to permit me to say something to the representatives of all the ships of the sixth battle squadron on board his flagship, but the exigencies of the service have not permitted it. Therefore, as Ad miral Radmon has suggested, what !I say to you I hope you will promul gate to your comrades in other ships and also to your comrades of the At lantic fleet. "What I say, I hope you will un derstand, comes from the heart, not only my heart, but the hearts of your comrades of the grand fleet. I want first of all to thank you, Admiral Rodman, and the captains and of ficers and the ships' companies of this magnificent squadron, Tor the wonderful co-operation and loyalty you have given me and my admirals and the assistance you have given us in every duty you have had to undertake. Showed True Comradshlp "The support which you have shown is that of true comradshlp and in time of stress that is worth a very great deal. As somebody said the other day: 'The fighting now is over and the talking now is go ing to begin.' Therefore I do not want to keep you here any longer, but wanted to congratulate you for having been present on a day unsur passed in the naval annals of the world. "I know quite well that you, as well as your Blitish comrades, were bitterly disappointed at not being able to give effect to that efficiency you have so well maintained. It was a most disappointing day. It was pitiful day to see those great ships il iM y. i k tyo r © 1918 AB.S. Ine. N?l. EXTRA URGE Iff MARGE Iff (MEDIUM Wl. SMALL N9 2 N8 3 N? 4 nrn to avkraoc mu to RVERAOE AVWAOE EXTRA TO EXTRA TO AVERAGE AS TO tint QUALITY AS TO SUCA QUAUTY as rosins HEAVY FURRED,CASED OPEN AND HEADLESS 28.001o23j00 22.00tel&OO 20u00tol8.00 16.00 to 14.00 izootoiaoo 950(8 7 jQ 0 12.00 to (LOO 9.00 to 5.00 16jOOIo14jOO 12.00tolQ.00 lOOto 200 200to 1.50 LSOto .75 1.00ts 50 HEAVY 2050(81750 1650(81350 1550(81250 1200(81000 1050(8 850 800(8 650 750(8 550 550(8 450 750to450 650(8 350 150(8 50 J5l» 55 250(8 150 200(8 150 LYNX CAT FURRED ORDINARY WINTER SH0T.DAMA6ED AND KITTS AT HIGHEST MARKET VAUIE 275(8 230 22S(b 150 210(8 US 150(8 IM L70(o 150 150(8 120 150(8 UO 150b 50 125(8 50 55to 50 50(» 50 55(8 25 FALL CATCH 'EM—SKIN 'EM-SHIP 'EM .■ We Want All the Idaho Fan Yon Gan Ship COYOTE, LYNX CAT, MUSKRAT, and all other Fur-bearers collected in your section in strong d e ma n d. A shipment to SHUBERT" will bring you "more money"—•''quicker." CBT A SHIPMENT OFF-TODAY. Yov'U ba mighty gUd yon did. Thwe oxtromofy Afeft price* quot'd for bnmodiato Mpmont. SHIP VO UR FURS DIRECT TO the largest hous e in the world "dealing exclusive* am E RICA N R AW FU R.S -j" 27 VV. Austin Ave. KZTIXZZflHi Chicago. U.S.A. coming in like sheep being herded by dogs to their fold without an ef fort on anybody's part, but it was a day everybody could be proud of. "I have always had misgivings and when the sixth battle squadron be came part of the grand fleet those misgivings were doubly strengthened and I knew then (hey would throw up their hands. Apparently the sixth battle squadron was the straw that broke the camel's back. Naval Prestige Brought Victory "However, the disappointment that the grand fleet was unable to strike their blow for the freedom of the world is counteracted by the fact that it was their prestige alone 'that brought about this achievement. 'During the last twelve months 'you have been with us we have J earned to know each other very well. We have learned to respect bach other. I want you, to take a message to the Atlantic fleet that you have left a very warm place in (the hearts of the grand fleet which .cannot be filled until you come back or send another squadron to repre sent you. You have given us a sample of the Atlantic fleet, which I think, the Atlantic fleet, efficient as it Is, will find it very hard to re produce. "I understand that you are going to Portland,, where you are to get leave. / There is a duty to perform in .bringing your president to these (Waters and then you will return to your own shores. And I hope that in the sunshine, which Admiral Rod man tells me always shines there, you will not forget your 'comrades of the mist' and your pleasant as sociations of the North sea. Goodbye and Good Luck "This Is a queer place, aB you have found, but you are not the first to find It out. There once was a great explorer, Marco Polo, who after traveling over the world for thirty years one day found himself in the North sea and then went home and went to bed and did not travel any more. I trust it will not have the same effect on any of you, but I can say that those of you I have seen during the last twelve months seem to have improved in many ways, if that were possible, and I think the North sea has a health giving quality which must be put against all its bad points, of which there are so many. "I thank you again and again for the great part the sixth battle squadron has played in bringing about the greatest naval victory in history. I hope you will give this message to your comrades; 'Come back soon.' "Goodbye and good luck!" IDAHO FARMERS BUY PURE-BRED CATTLE One Hundred and Fifty Head Pur chased in Wisconsin for Ban nock County Men POCATELLO, Ida.—One hundred and fifty hdad of pure-bred dairy cattle will arrive in Bannock county next Saturday from the east. The cattle were purchased for the farm ers of the southern part of the county by County Agent J. W: Sessions and ft. F. Rinehardt, state animal hus bandman, who assisted Mr. Sessions in selecting the cattle. The suipment, consisting of a num ber of carloads, is in charge of D. A. Monroe of Lava Hot Springs. In the shipment is also included a thoro bred bull of the shorthorn class pur chased from Harvey Little of Jones ville, Wis., reputed to be the fore most breeder of leading dairy short horns in the country. All of the cattle were purchased in Wisconsin, and the Idahoans were assisted in picking out the cattle they wanted by experts from tbp College of Ag riculture of Wisconsin, as well as by various county agents of that state. The buyers were unable to get some of the breeds they wanted at this time, but Mr. Sessions stated today that the orders for Holsteins and pure-bred shorthorns were filled. It is the purprose of the farmers in this county to build up one of the best dairy herds in the west, and county and state officials and local banks are lending every assistance to aid the farmers in their enterpris ing move. This is not the first ven ture of the kind undertaken by the Bannock county farmers. ♦ ROUGH WEATHER DELAY FLEET Men Will Be Prevented Spending Christmas Eve Ashore WASHINGTON. — Postponement from December 24 to December 26 of the reivew of the Atlantic fleet by Secretary Daniels at New York was announced tonight at the navy department, following receipt of a message from Admiral Mayo, com mander of the units of the fleet now returning from European waters. .Admiral Mayo informed the depart ment that bad weather is delaying >the returning vessels and it would be impossible to reach New York until the day after Christmas. The message from Admiral Mayo was received by Secretary Daniels aboard the presidential yatch May flower at Annapolis and was trans mitted to the navy department, which issued the following state ment: "The secretary of the navy has re ceived a message from Admiral Mayo saying that weather in the Atlantic Is delaying the progress home of the Atlantic fleet. For that reason it will be necessary to postpone the paval review at New York from De cember 24 to December 26." The events of the welcome to be occorded the officers and crews of the returning vessels, including a review of the fleet by Secretary Dan iels and a parade of the men on Fifth pvenue and Broadway, will be car d-led out on tne twenty-sixth as plan ned for the twenty-fifth, It was said. The delay in the fleet's arrival at New York will prevent the men spending Christmas eve ashore, as .bad been planned. However, it was said that generous shore leaves will be granted to the men, as it is ex pected that the fleet will remain at New York until January 8 or 10.