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ABOUND IDE MINES
The directors of the Tar Baby min ing company have levied another as sessment of 1 cent a share. A number of Utah mining men are taking flyers in the Texas oil fields, one Ann last week making a nice little stake in one venture. The New York Tribune declares that confiscatory oil measure in Mexico has been pigeon-holed. No action will be taken until September, unless Carran za calls a special session of congress. From New* York comes word that the Consolidated Copper Mines com pany produced 1,637,997 pounds of cop per in December, making a total pro duction for 1918 of 15, 730,164 pounds. The Emerald Oil company, operating in the Rangley field, will build a small refinery, sufficient in capacity to turn ■out gasoline enough for the automo biles of the Uintah basin, it is an nounced. Western mining men are much inter ■ested in a report from Boston to the effect that there is a possibility of the final elimination of London as the maker of the metal prices for the rest of the world. An Injunction against the Butte & ■Superior company, restraining it from using the oil flotation process, will stand without modification, it was de cided by the United States district judge'at Helena. During the month of January, Utah ■Copper produced 10.500,000 pounds; Chino, 4,421,0(H) pounds; Ray, 4,470, 000 pounds, find Nevada, 4,400,000 pounds. All showing a decrease in production for the same month of last year. Ten million pounds of copper was sold at New York February 6 by large and small selling agencies when the former reduced the price from 23 cents to 18 3-8 cents a pound, with small lots selling as low as 18 cents, ac cording to conservative estimates in man.jt circles. Through the consolidation of five of the principal mines of Humboldt coun ty, Nevada, in the Rochester district, •apex litigation, which has threatened to tie up indefinitely the principal min ing operations of the district, have been averted, and suit for $2,272,000 recently brought will be dismissed. Declared to be made necessary by the slump In the copper market, a re duction in wages of tuen employed in the mines and mills of the Utah Cop per company will be carried into effect at once. This was announced in bulle tins posted at the Garfield mills and the Bingham mines on February 6. The copper situation is the subject of general discussion in speculative circles. Belief prevails that with the metal at 18 cents the miners' activity •will be created and consumption will develop. The trading element is in clined to the view that the copper trade situation will have an unsettling effect. A suit to recover valuable ore, esti mated as having a value of approxi mately $1,000,000, was filed by the Utah Consolidated Mining company against the Utah Apex Mining company, with the clerk of the federal court at Salt Lake last week. The claims in dispute known as the Keepapitchinln and the Battlesnake claims. iReports from Big Cottonwood are that the teams have been pulling out of South Fork, the trucks operating between the Cardiff ore bins and Mur ray have been stopped and that the mine will make no further efforts to move ore down to market before next spring. Some development work will Ibe continued at the mine, however. Statistics by the department of com merce at Washington show that in No vember, 1918, domestic exports of zinc spelter, in pigs, totaled 15,162,733 pounds, worth $1,601,012; of lead pigs, bars, etc., 16,373,181 pounds, worth $1, ■216,417; and of zinc sheets, strips, etc., 2,354,823 pounds, worth $406,752. For eign exports of lead pigs and bars, and ■old lead, amounted to 246,395 pounds, ■valued at $20,432. The eleventh annual report of the Nevada Wonder Mining company, op erating at Wonder, Churchill county, Hev., covering the year ended Decem ber 31, 1917, shows that the develop ment work done- consisted of a total of 10,916 feet, a monthly average of ■SKK) feet. The recovery of gold was '7512 ounces, and of silver 816,852 •ounces, from 55,800 tons of ore, carry ing 0.141 ounce gold and 16.65 ounces -allver per ton. It is stated that Wyoming and Colo rado oil companies, or companies which obtain a considerable proportion •of their revenue from operations In these states, will have paid out $40, *872,108 In dividends during 1918 by the time all dividends declared have • been disbursed. The n?w hoisting equipment at the Tlntic Standard company arrived on the ground last week and Is ready for installation as soon as the foundations ■can be put in. The new machinery is -of the latest type made, electrically -driven, and Is large enough to handle the work of the property for all time. i are Officials of the Crown Point Mining company have about reached the con clusion that they are working above their ore bodies at their Tlntic prop Now the management has de erty. -elded to sink probably to the 1100-foot Bevel. Impelled by a desire to lose no time In the development of its large hold ings, the North Standard Mining com pany, operating In East Tlntic district, has completed the purchase of an equipment that will enable the sinking of the shaft to. the 1000-foot level if desired. i MRESTEILSTORT j SHOW HOW AMERICAN MILITARY POWER FINALLY FORCED GERMAN DEFEAT. Total of 3,703,273 Officers and Men Made Up the American Fighting forces When Armistice Wai Signed, November 11. Washington.—The story of Ger many's supreme effort for military vic tory in the spring of 1918, of Ameri can Intervention on the western front and of the ultimate crushing defeat of the enemy and the apparent annihil ation of nearly one-half of his fighting force was graphically told In figures made public on February 5 by the war department. They dealt with the "rifle strength" of the allies und the German forces on the western- front in monthly periods from April 1 to November 1, and were prepared by the Intelligence division of the general staff of the American army in France. By rifle strength was meant the "number of men standing in the trench ready to go over with the bay onet." When Germany struck its great blow last spring it had a million and a half men so classified against an allied total of a million and a quarter. By June 1 the Germans reached their peak with 1,639,000 rifles, but, despite the terrific pressure they were exerting against the allied lines, American aid was overcoming tlie handicap and made possible the counter-blow delivered in July. German Power Wanes. The allied strength on June 1 was Shortly afterwards the allies reached a total of 1,547,000, composed of 778,000 French, 515,000 British and 254,000 American. Ameri ca's contribution had risen from 65, 000 in ..pril, On July 1, Germany's power had begun to wane and for the first time it was definitely Inferior in rifle strength, with 1,412,000, com pared to 17556,000 for the allies. Up to September 1 the allied strength continued to gain, despite the desperate counter-attack which was be ing driven forward all along the line, in mid-October the American strength had risen to an estimated force of 350.000. On September 1 the allied line was at its greatest strength, with 1.682.000, against Germany's 1,339,000, While the allies had shrunk in rifles to 1,485,000 on November 1, Germany's last hope was gone, as she faced that army with only 866,000 bayonets. The American Strength. The total strength of the United States army on November 11, when the armistice was signed and when the American war effort was at its peak, witli 3,703,273 officers and men, in cluding the marine corps on duty with the army in Europe. A statistical table made public by the war depart ment gives this figure. * Included in the table is a compara tive statement of the strength of at lied and German forces on the western front by months, beginning April 1, 1918, showing that on July 1 for the first time the allied "rifle strength" exceeded that of the Germans. 1,496.000. Chase Cleared of Charges. New York.—Hal Chase, stormy petrel of baseball, has been cleared of the charge of "throwing" games, preferred against him by the Cincin nati club. He was declared "not guilty" by President John A. Heydler of the National lague, who acted as Judge. After the Championship Fight. Shreeveport, La.—An offer of $100, 000 to bring the proposed Willard Dempsey fight to Shreeveport was wired to "Tex" Rickard, promoter of the bout, by a syndicate of local oil The message said Louisiana men. laws would permit a twenty-round con test. Half Million Out of Employment. Washington.—Urging the house rules* committee to give the right of way for passage of legislation prohibiting im migration for four years, Frank Mor rison, secretary of the American Fed eration of Labor, said that 500,000 men in the United States were now without employment. Siberian Troops 8pring Surprise. Omsk.—Two divisions of Bolshevists have been virtually annihilated by Si berian troops under General Galda at Kungur, fifty miles southeast of Perm, according to an official statement in sued here. Yankees Thrash Bolshevik!. Anchangel.—Heavy losses were In flicted on the Bolshevik! by the Amer ican forces Tuesday and the enemy was driven back In disorder from the village of Vlstavka, on the Vaga. The American casualties were five killed. Bandits Rob Depot. Ogden.—Two masked men, heavily armed, held up and robbed the agent of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad company at Utah Hot Springs, nine miles north of here. They, secured about $30 and disappeared. Thousands of Actors Jobless. New York.—From 8000 to 10,000 of the 20,000 vaudeville actors in the United States are unemployed at pres ent, according to Patrick Casey, man ager of the Vaudeville Managers' Pro tective association. \\\u / r 1 ml l tlM . 7 . ' '/ i V / //Ti / / \ ■ I., V fu i; * j t u Mil //' ■M y ii\ti m A a • i •< ;, \ \ 'ill ■ ■ -wLi m / i .*7 m * ** * * w \ ¥■ . 7" * > r* jm? \.e " * A FIRM FOUNDATION MONTHLY WAR STAMP QUOTAS FIXED FOR TWELFTH DISTRICT The Treasury Department has assigned to the Twelfth Federal Reserve District the following monthly quotas to be raised in War Savings Stamps during 1919: January . February . March .. April . May .. June. July . August . September . October . November . December _ .$ 4.200,000 . 4,800,000 . 5,400,000 . 6 , 000,000 ...... 6,600,000 . 7,200,000 . 7,800,000 . 8,400,000 . 9,600,000 . 10,800,000 .i2,ooo,oo(r _ 13,200,000 .$96,000,000 The total to be raised throughout the country is $1,600,000,000. Total RESERVE RARE GOVERNOR SEES ERA OF PLENTY Lynch Urge* Westerners to Make Victory Loan Success. Says Prosperity Dawns Governor James K. Lynch, of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Fraa daco, has addressed the following open letter to the people of the Pa dflo Coast and the other states oom JAME8 K. LYNCH Governor, 12th Federal Reserve District prised within the Twelfth Federal Re serve District: "To the Cltiaena of the Twelfth Fed end Reserve District: "The Fifth 'Victory' Liberty Loan in sight Let us thank God that It not Just the Fifth Loan. Victory means the end of the War, the end of Loans, the dawn of Peace and Pros perity. It means that the market price of Government bonds will soon stab ilise at par or better. It also means that commercial, agricultural, and In dustrial affairs will stabilize, and that the Hun-Inspired clamor will cease. "We were advised* that the war would last through 1919, probably through 1920, so we were* prepared for that; to have done less would have meant suicide. We prepared to crush the Hun on his own ground, and he prudently quit. It cost us some money but It saved the lives of half a mil lion of onr men. better spent? "Now we have bills to pay, promises Was money ever WIN $3 A WORD BY WRITING A VICTORY SLOGAN Good Victory Liberty Loan slogans are wanted by the general publicity committee of the Twelfth Federal Reserve District with head quarters In San Francisco. The committee will pay as high as $3 a word. First prise will be $30, second prise $20, and third prise, $10. Slogans should be limited to 10 or 12 words. Send all slogans to SLOGAN EDITOR, Room 301, 420 California Street, San Francisco, California. The contest closes Saturday, March 22. to make good, our men to bring home. Xhla will take from five to six bil lion dollars. Let us get ready and raise It A big task, but the last, and therefore, easy. All together, shoulder to shoulder, and the Loan goes over! "The 'Ninety-first' Is the Pacific Coast Division; remember their achievement, and honor ourselves by living up to It. JAMES K. LYNCH." THE SUPREME TEST Regardless of what territories may be lost or won by the belligerents In the world war, Germany, aboje all the nations, has gained most, and next to Germany the United States has bene fited to a greater measure than any of the other powers Involved. Ger many has thrown off the yoke of me dieval kalserlsm. The United States is a nation. The Liberty Loans were one of the greatest nationalizing factors. The Fourth Loan welded 20,000,000 bond buyers Into Investing patriots—the kind of patriots who are willing Is sacrifice for their country. The Victory Liberty Loan—the last of the Liberty Loans—comes In April. It will be for billions of dollars to fin ish paying for the job of freeing the world. But it will be something great er than that. It Is going to be the supreme test of thq^t nationalization which has sprung out rf the loins of war. There are carpers who say that the patriotism has cooled; that the loan can't be "put over" on patriotic grounda. Those carpers are dollar Americana. To them Carter Glass, our new Secretary of the Treasury, said in New York, "We are going to Invoke the patriotism of the American people, and I am going to do It confidently, and there Is going to be such a re sponse as was never witnessed before In America." ■ +- I -+ i » l » l +- H "» 1 ♦ I ♦ 1 -+ 1 + 1 ♦ PINGREE ' I ♦ I ♦ I ♦ 1 4 1 < The flu is again in our midst, several families across the canal are quite sick with it. The dinner that was to be given by the farm bureau at the Pingree Hotel February 18, was postponed on account of the renewal of the flu. Sleigh riding is the order of the day. Mrs. Troutner visited her daughter Mfs. Clara Baird at Springfield last week. v The entertainment given by the young ladles of Pingree for the bene fit of a war fund was a success. A nice little sum was taken In altho the night wgs one of Jhe most stormy we have had. Mr. and Mrs. Warnix went to Po catello to attend a big affair given by the Elks at that place. Mr. Warnix Is feeding sheep on the W. H. 6cott place this winter. F. W. Fay has sold his farm near Pingree and Intends to leave for an other locality in the spring. A party 6f young folks enjoyed the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Jay Fay. The evening was spent In songs and playing games, after which re freshments and candy were served. Mrs. E. N. Day* is on the sick list at this writing. The young folks enjoyed a dance Saturday night at Pingree, given in honor of Miss Elizabeth Jensen, the occasion being her birthday. Jake Naillon's sister Margaret and husband were visiting at the Naillon home Saturday and Sunday and -at tended the dance at Pingree Satur day night. Leonard Josephson went to Vir ginia, Idaho recently and bought some thorobred hogs. Surely suc cess stares him in the face. Sunday school was reorganized at Pingree February 9. Air. Josephson was elected superintendent, Mr. Moody assistant superintendent and Miss Signa Josephson secretary and treasurer. Let every one come out and help in this great work. Two missionary workers were in Plrigree Sunday and one of them, Mr. Oliver, delivered an interesting ser mon. \ Mr. Jensen made a business trip to Blackfoot last Tuesday and the storm was so fierce as he came home he ran into a bar pit and had some difficulty in getting out, however, no damage was done and he arrived home safely. W. H. Scott is feeding a fine bunch ,oi hogs. • Sunday afternoon Aisle Inskeep was surprised by a dozen little friends, who gathered at her home, it being her thirteenth birthday. She was the receplent of many pretty and useful gifts. A good time with plenty of cake and candy will be remem bered by all. Mrs. Ray Cope's brother and wife are visiting at the Cope home this week. Charley Ropp is suffering with mumps. « A Big Home-Coming A fine reception was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller at the Hotel Miller in Pingree February 13, who have just returned from their honeymoon trip to California. About 200 guests assembled to do honor to the occasion. The young couple were the recep lents of many very costly and beauti ful -gifts, consisting of silver ware, cut glass, table linen and other use ful rememberance8. The bride and Mrs. Chas Rick entertained with many beautiful instrumental pieces, Mrs. Rich also rendered several beautiful solos. Some very inter esting readings were given which brought forth much applause. Later in the eevning dancing was enjoyed by the young people and re freshments consisting of ice cream and cake were served. The guests departed at a late hour leaving with the bride and 'groom / 100,000 Reservoir in Hie Round Oak Ch ief Costs you not a penny extra. Jgjg leat n : RESERVOIR y passes / directly [through tot I? il 19 ii; 1 lili ii ilji i_ Direct,patented contact,heats the water * You bake at the same time NO BLACKMOA* ALWAYS SPIC AN0 M kSPAN JS Round Oak Boiler Iron Range Heats the water in the Reservoir and Bakes at the Same Time 0 NO MATTER HOW MUCH |OR HOW LITTLE WATER MAY BE IN THE RESERVOIR. THE PRINCIPLE IS PATENTED The 1 100,000 Reservoir Hot Water Every Day When you consider the fact that hot water in the reser voir every day every year for the next generation is a very important convenience, you will realize why you should have the Round Oak Boiler Iron Range. It is called the $100,000 reservoir, for judgement has been given against infringers for t mount. It costs you not one penny EXTRA. Thtrt art ttvtn other reasons why the Hound Oak Chief will please yon. May we show them? a Sold by NEIL F. BOYLE HARDWARE COMPANY of BLACKFOOT, FIRTH and SHELLEY f SHELLEY . | T»I * 4 ' ! ' »I * »1 'G I 1 ♦ I ♦ W -4 ? Glen Zufelt returned recently from Camp Lewis, army life alright, hut was glad to get home. He was In the thirteenth division, which was ready to go across when the armistice was signed. The dance in the Ensign hall last Saturday night was a failure. Only three or four couples were on the floor at 11.30, so the orchestra was dismissed. The dance last Friday evnlng was well attended, and this probably was the reason for the poor crowd Sat urday evening the foliowing night. The real estate firm of Moore & Jones has been active on some good sales of farms lately. They sold the Sam Dial farm south of town and the Howell farm north of town. Hartert & Wilson, auctioneers of Idaho Falls, are handling most of the sales for the farmers surrounding Shelley and W. S. Wright of the Commercial bank here is acting as clerk. Sam Dial south of town had a good sale one day last week. H. L. Malcom and son Verge were Blackfoot visitors last week on busi He said he liked the ness. Leonard Barrows is still in France fijom the last reports. It was re ported around town for a time that he was in New York City enroute home, but such a report cannot be confirmed. 1 Vern Jensen has been working for the garage of Malcom and Norris the last three or four weeks working on storage batteries. Doc Fairless is now working at the barber trade for Fred Glenn. The Commercial bank here re mained closed February 12, Lin coln's birthday. E, E. Zimmerman, traveling sales man for the Geo. D. Barnard com pany of St. Louis, was a business visitor in town last week. Hartert & Wilson were business visitors in town several days last week. M. P. Bates of Idaho Falls was a business visitor in town last Friday. Chris Madsen, one of Shtelley's heros came home recently. He saw much active service in France dur ,ing the early days of America's fighting in the war. He was wounded in the leg by a German machine bullet in an attack on German ma chine gun nests last September. ' He is recovering from that same wound at the present writing. He has many friends who are glad to see him back in the old town once again. Shmrty Price is back in Shelley again after spending over six months in the service of Uncle Sam. He is looking first-rate and said he liked the army life also first rate, tho there was no Inducements to stay in the service after the Hun was whipped. Jessie Armstrong entertained the school teachers at a dinner party last Tuesday evening. All present en joyed themselves greatyl. Adolph Haider was an Idaho Falls visitor last Sunday evening. Mrs. E. C. Miller recently re turned from Lansing, M|ch. She expects to make her future home in the west. She has many Shelley friends who are glad to see her back in the old town once more. Quite a number of Shelley boys at tended the dance at Firth last Tues day evening. Wouldn't it be a good idea to keep the crossings in the business section of town cleaned off during this muddy weather? Many towns up and down the valley keep such crossings clean at all times. Be for the betterment of the town a tall times. If you are a clean citizen you should help to make the town a clean town .help your town and you help yourself. their very best wishes for many happy years of wedded bliss.