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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
-elded to sink probably to the 1100-foot
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
SHOW HOW AMERICAN MILITARY
POWER FINALLY FORCED
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
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.
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
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
laws would permit a twenty-round con
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
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
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
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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:
. 6 , 000,000
The total to be raised throughout the country is $1,600,000,000.
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
"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.
"Now we have bills to pay, promises
Was money ever
WIN $3 A WORD
BY WRITING A
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,
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
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
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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
Mrs. Troutner visited her daughter
Mfs. Clara Baird at Springfield last
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
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
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
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
Charley Ropp is suffering with
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
in Hie Round Oak Ch ief
Costs you not a penny extra.
the water *
You bake at the same time
SPIC AN0 M
Round Oak Boiler Iron Range
Heats the water in the Reservoir
and Bakes at the Same Time
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
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?
NEIL F. BOYLE HARDWARE COMPANY
of BLACKFOOT, FIRTH
f SHELLEY . |
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Glen Zufelt returned recently from
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wouldn't it be a good idea to keep
the crossings in the business section
of town cleaned off during this
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.
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