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Declares it to Be
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Forcing Down
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rtign i/OSt LIVinQ.
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Washington. Deo. IS—Repeal of the
excees profits tax law was urged to
day by William B. Colver of the fed
oral trade commission as one means
of forains down livina coats
"ItMMsne auite clear" said Colvar
in an Interview, that one of the ohlef
ÜSl e P hü2î!n t ^fd'
J* *■ * burden and temp
U "ÎS* *i,°. tu as I un '
_ **• beginning the tax aa I un
, 18 not a revenue device at
an. During the war when It became
necessary to fix prices It was found
that there was a wide range In the
cost of producing any commodity. One
concern or a group of concerns. It was
found, could produce the commodity
at a price whclh often left no profit
at all to other concerns, or which
mado It Impossible for them to oper
ate. There thus was a wide range
between high cost operating and low
cost operation. So long as the theory
of fixing a single price was adhered t.o
it was necessary to fix that price high
enough to bring into production the
needed output of high cost onaraUom
The excess P rof ' t ® h ^ x |
*■ . " Zïn^tl low d côst P ™^ I
which might ' JP ?*," P fhIlo*
ators could be hi ought back Into the
treasury to provide in part the money
with which the government could pay
the high fixed prices. I
"In the excess profits tax when a |
concern has reached beyond what Is j
considered to be Its normal In profit
ableness the surplus is partly taken
from It by Increasing percentages.
What follows'.' Waste and extrava
gance; or any effort to make as much
profit with the excess profits tax In
operation as though it were not in
operation. That Is done by charging
excess profit tax charges to cost
prices. It means collection from all
the people when the 60 per cent ex
cess profits tax rate has been reached
of a dollar, unnecessarily, in order
that 40 per cent may t>e added to the
divisible profit. _
{Continued from Page One.)
for the Democratic leadership of the
Senate. Hitchcock's refusal to consider
Eighth and Jefferson.
Special $1.00 Millinery Sale
Monday Only
Another one -dp, 1 ', sale on Hats, formerly sold at $6.00 to
$8.00. Come early and select yours.
Zero Weather—and Poor Clothing!
None of us care for either; we cannot help getting the former but if
you are careful in buying you can avoid the latter .
The New York Store
for a number of years
lias given the people of
Boise and Boise Valley
better clothing for less
money than any other
clothing concern. We
buy right—good, ser
viceable winter goods
at much less than their
real worth because our
buyer covers the mar
kets thoroughly and
persistently. Today he
is planning on business
and conditions for the
fall and winter of 1920,
just the same as lie was
linking of present con
ditions a year ago.
Merchandise bought a
year ago is being sold
now even less than
prices of such goods
were then. And the reason is that—We are not profiteering, but are giving our cus
tomers the benefit of our foresight and good judgment. Our business has been built
upon a good sound business policy of giving you the most for your money and this we
do in every case, whether your purchase is a suit or overcoat or a pair of socks.
Winter clothing, underwear, socks, leather vests, gloves, caffe, sweaters, shoes
and rubbers, woolen shirts, that we sell are without doubt the right thing to buv to
protect your health and keep comfortable. They are just as good as many of the
stores sell and yet they are priced very low. When we say that we save you
on every article we mean every word of it. Don't put off buying your clothW
weather merchandise as you should be. getting the use of it every day.
There is something here for every member of the family that was purchased with
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.that If the treaty la __
the United State« will lose
marketa face a «harp break la
at home and Invite a panic. gn •
Knox flint proposed a resotntlea far
unreserved ratifleatlon of the treaty ae
far a« it relates to establishment of
peace, between thé United States and
I Germany, Isa vins the league of na
tions out of consideration altogether.
I Knox Interrupted Underwood's appeal
*or action by the Republicans to ask
It Underwood would support such a
"So far as I am concerned. I will aup
port It," replied Underwood. "I am
willing to pay that price for peaee. I
think that when senators on this side
are willing to go that far, in surrender
of their views, there Is no justification
«* U»e majority party refusing to per
mit peace to be made at any price."
Underwood declared that while he
■«>> ratification of the treaty
with the lea * ue ot nations Included, he
'* wllUn « for th « Public good to defer
în® Deonl« n t^**d , et« S rnd^ d
Ä.r'thly will a°con^ssät
the ltm « «'ey elect °>e next presi
dent to admission to the league."
Senator Lenroot then Inquired why
Underwood would not vote for the
treaty ^rlth the "Lodge reservaUons.
contending that they accepted about
the gam, result as Knox's proposal."
"Because the Lodge reservations
would destroy the league not only for
the United States tut for the whole
world," said Underwood. "I am not,
willing to destroy the league to pre
serve the peace of the world. Let a
commission be appointed and see If
it cannot agree on a compromise and
then submit It to the president. If
he turns it down, that ends the matter
and the responsibility is then hla. Un
til then It is ours."
Discussion of the treaty began when
Underwood had read into the*record a
"•"»PaP«' - article telling how failure
th * af ' nate to ratify the treaty has
cauie( j the present situation In for
eign exchan g e whloh has resulted the
artlcle 8aid * ln cancellation by Euro!
pean buyers of large orders placed with
American manufacturers,
ïn vle w of this situation. Underwood
said, a compromise Is Imperative and
he urged that the senate adopt the
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suggestion mads by Senator Pomerene
of Ohio in the closing days of the last
session for appointment of a concilia
tion committee. He declared that this
is the common sense solution, adding
that Senator Lodge, the Republican
loader, Is not doing his fuît duty In
"waiting for something to turn up." Or
for the Democratic party to make a
Lodge replied that there te no doubt
of the conditions of the world's mar
kets, but denied that failure of the
treaty had anything to do with It.
Lodge repeated his declaration that
the next move Is up to the president
and that until he revives It, the treaty
Is dead.
"It Is for those who are the friends
of the treaty as It Btood without any
bs of.
V they are duty
the committee of
PsMorattc senators
»•but come fOrwfcrd K they are duly
authorised by the president na« tell
«s what modifications they would lilts
US to consider. The senate la not go
ing to deal with my assent at least,
with seme unofficial collection of per
sons whom the présidant may select to
discourse about, the treaty with a ma
jorlty of tbs sénats. If the president
desires to present any modifications or
eoncesslons from his peslUon It Is open
to him to do It."
(Continued from Pago One.)
off, Bolshsvlkl envoy. They told him,
according to the dispatch that their
dealings with-him would be limited tô
negotiations for exchange of prison
ers. It was accepted that the minis
ters had some advanoe Information as
to the decision to be reached by al
lied representatives In London.
The military situation In Russia has
become almost completely stabilised
since the abortive attempt to take Pe
The conferences now under way, ap
parently intend to clear away the loose
ends left by the peace conference In
Paris. In fast, one British official re
ferred to them as "a conUnuation of
the peace conference."
Many well Informed persons were In
clined to believe tonight that the al
lied decision regarding Russia will re
move a cause for considerable polit
ical unrest in European countries. The
uncertainty of the allies' policy toward
Russia engendered an endless chain of
factional bickering. An illustration of
the serious plane these disputes were
approachfng was furnished in the Ital
ian chamber of deputies yesterday.
Deputy Clcottl In a speech believed
to represent the attitude of his fellow
Socialist members toward the allies,
urged the government to assume rela
tions with Soviet Russia at once. He
declared Lloyd George was setting
France against Germany eo that Great
Britain might profit from the ruin of
both. Cicotti's tirade, however, had
Its principle result In definitely turning
the Catholics against the proposed co
alition with the Socialists, as it was
announced soon after hie speech that
no such coalition would bf formed.
Further evidence that the allied con
ferences here have assumed the func
tions of a peace conference was seen
In the report they have resulted In the
decision of the European representa
tive to accept any "reasonable" reser
vations to the peace treaty the Ameri
can senate may make.
Lloyd George, Clemenceau and Sctal
ola discussed just how far their re
spective countries could afford to go
in miking concessions regarding the
treaty, it was said, without endanger
ing their own interests. After reach
ing their reported decision to make
their decisions to coincide with the at
titude of the American senate, the "big
three" «Milled In Davis and apprised
him of what 'bey bad done, according
tu reliable information.
The next big problem to be threshed
out by the conference, it was under
stood, was that of the financial situa
tion. Stabilisation of exchange rates
has been recognised aa the paramount
question now before the allies, it was
declared. In addition to the "big three,"
I,ord Curson, Arthur Balfour. Andrew
Bonar Law and Jules Cambon partic
ipated in this morning's conference.
Selalola left lor Italy at noon and
Clemenceau, it was announced, would
return to Pails tomorrow. This was
taken as an indication that the work
of the council Is nearing an end. Davis
was Included In the afternoon session.
> «■*>
mmt 'week. This Is* the average twu
Th* situation at Springfield, 111., was
typical of oaaditioBS throughout Um
bituminous mining ration. It was out
U*od as follows
Ifumbsr of
Yu. wh. worked today, .....
Normal eoal production, 22,850 tons;
non normally employed,
Goal hoietod today, ll.tOS tons;
Coal hoisted yesterday, S161 tone.
Restoration of normal business and
Indus trial hours was set for Monday
In practically all localities where fuel
conservation rules wore en f o r ced. ''Bus
iness as usual" will bo resumed with
sufficient supply of coal ln sieht.
Regular suburban servie« on all ..Chi
cago railroads will bo resumed Monday
but the entire regular schedules will
aot bo in offset until next Thursday.
The "loose ends" of the strike set
tlement will be gathered up next week.
Definite announcement of Judge A. B.
Anderson's sentiment In regard to
ehargos of contempt ot court against
union leaders aocused of violation of
the strike Injunction la expected at
Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Hearings on the contempt chargee are
scheduled for that date. Since the
strike settlement the defendants have
not manifested a great deal of Interest
In the case and It was reported they
had assurances from United States At
torney General A. Mitchell Palmer that
prosecution would not be pressed.
The grand Jury Investigation, into
alleged violation of the Lever act by
mine operators as well as miners, grow
ing out of the strike. Is scheduled to
start next week after two postpone
The commission which will Inves
tigate the coal Industry, as agreed In
the basis of settlement will undoubt
edly get under way next week. The
commission will have to make its report
within 60 days and its probe will cover
a wide field.
(Continued from page one.)
requiring immediate signature of
the protoool.
Delay in putting the peace treaty
into effaot was not duo to any
schemes on Germany's part,"
Mueller deolared.
"We realise that In common with
the whole world Germany needs noth
ing more urgently than establishment
of peace. We are prepared to make
any reasonable sacrifice to that most
Important end.
"Consequently we have decided to
withdraw practically all our objections
against the signing of the protocol
which the allied and associated powers
wish us to sign prior to exchange of
ratifications of the peace treaty.
"In particular our misgivings con
cerning the ' final clause of the pro
tocol entitling our opponents to in
vade Germany almost at any time
have been waived aside In view
Premier Clemenceau's assertions that
this only holds good for the short pe
riod of transition until the treaty is In
"As for the allied and associated
demands for reparation for Scapa Flow
we maintain that legally Germany can
not be held responsible therefor; how
ever, to prove our earnest desire of re
moving everything that stands In the
Way of re-establishment of peaée we
have now decided to make good the
damage caused to our opponents by
the sinking of the vessels in question.
The only reservation we must make is
In regarding the manner In which rep
aration will have to be made. We are
manifestly unable to deliver in the
Immediate fv.Vire all at once the enor
mous amount of 400,000 tons of docks,
dredges and cranes without the most
detrimental consequences to Germany;
consequences which would seriously
Impair her ability to discharge the
Versailles obligations. Dissolution of
the present dredge fleet, for Instance,
would make the mouth of the Kibe
and Küsse r unavailable within a few
months, thereby rendering Hamburg
and Bremen unapproachable for even
mlddle-stsed ocean steamers.
"Now the allied and associated gov
ernments declare in their last note if
events should prove the fatal effect
of Buch a delivery on Germany's ship
ping, they subsequently would modify
their demands.
"However, since it distinctly would
be a highly precarious and even a dan
gerous thing for us to take over fur
ther obligations whleh we positively
know we would bs unable to fulfill, we
have resolved to send a commission ot
experts to Paris which will put all data
on dredges and other matters demanded
before ths allied and associated gov
ernments. These experts will be auth
orised to make definite proposals for
other ways of reparation, which al
though they will certainly mean addi
tionally heavy burdens for Germany's
shoulders, will nevertheless not con
demn her economic death.
"I think our opponents will bs tin
able to decline recognition of the rea
sonableness ' of such reparation for
Heaps Flow. We sincerely hope that
soon a full agreement will be roached
which will be succeeded at once by ths
Immediate entering into effect of tbs
I asked Mueller whether ths conces
sion decided upon was to bo ths great'
est length Germany would go.
"Certainly," he replied. "We cannot
Possibly go any further. If It should
be proven that what our adversaries
desire is not simply reparation for
Soaps Flow, but taking of oqr economic
life, then, of couru* ths Gorman gov
ernment would bo unable to glv« Asm
lAtlfffcctlon." ~
I then called his a ttsntt o * to reporta
from Paris and London 004,0« atti
tude of ths Amortoau
sard to ra tifi es t loa o t
encouraged Germs sy to he
mark. To'
or not ths
the treaty
"We can only hop« that moment may
tSfiaSRjr 5
« • lUtuu, wur
igjn of the boar« of
Marins Trust oomn
klUed ta th. plSSI
•n business in ~
of UM
■■wm for several
(Dsntlnusd tram Pane One)
to cerUln to ratify If a
■Pratal session of ths législature Is
j*. *■ Wits possible that such
P«* o* Governor Davie
th* Wean« of enfranchising 17,
tkm^of lM(?" n b "* >r * the ** nerml sl«°
., Th ® following women students will
direct Christmas campaigns in their
respective home towns:
Gladys Beach, Burley; Leah Borden.
Shoshone; Marion Byrno, Mraoow;
Inos Callaway, Boisa; Helen Cochran.
Emmett; Marian Chubb, Blacktaot;
Halils DCCamp, Idaho Falla; Bdtth
Dingle, Coeur d'Alene; Rleanor Faria
Buhl; Rvangellne Fleming, Kellogg;
Olive Merritt, Sandpotnt; Gladys Mal
loy, Oroflno; Bern&dlne Mosier. Ken
drick; Irene McKay, Wallace; Sarah
Nettleton, Nampa; Ada Povey, Halley;
Helen Roberts, Twin Falls; Freestlne
Ross, Salmon, Alice Swanson, Poca
tello; Luclle Throckmorton, Rupert;
Grace Vogelaon, Lewiston.
The general campaign committee Is
composed of Lar Vere Borell of Rath
drum. Ines Callaway of Boise, Mercedes
Jones of Portland, Ore., and Marlon
Byrns of Moscow.
The attention of the above was
called to the attention of Governor
Davis Saturday afternoon and he
stated that the matter of a special ses
sion of the Idaho legislature was hang
ing fire and nothing definite had been
done. A number of states, which the
suffrage leaders from the .east who
waited on him counted upon as certain
to hold special sessions, It now appears
are not likely to do so, for they do not
consider It is Imperative to go to that
expense. If ratification of the amend
ment depended upon Idaho, Governor
Davis Indicated, there might be a spe
cial session, but that does not appear
to be probable now. -If It Is not nec
essary • for a session extraordinary to
bring about ratification, the possibili
ties are that ratlfteation by Idaho will
take place at the next regular session
of the legislature. Idaho, therefore,
appears to be In the attitude of
"watchful waiting."
CContivued from page one.)
In the two weeks' recess, house and
senate leaders said.
Senator La Follette, who already has
spoken on the bill for four days, con
tinued today, assailing the labor pro
There is concern at the capitol over
what may happen If the roads are
turned back before legislation has been
enacted. Forebodings of receiverships
for some railroads and bankruptcy for
others have been 1 disturbing legisla
In this connection It was reported
today at the capitol that Director
Hines has submitted to President Wil
son three dates for return of the
roads. Including April 1. 1920; July
1, 1920, and January, 1921.
This report said that Hines favored
the last date.
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New Edison Cabinets
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cabinets, the exquisite art of the great furniture désignera of the
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centurie«. However, the fact that
they were successful is attested by the unqualified endor s ement
given by Mias Elsie de Wolfe, America's fo r e most authority on
interior decoration.
This is Miss da Wolfe's endorsement:
"The period cabinet« which Mr. Sdha» bas «doplad for his
phonographs ora in pleasant contrast to the rather grotecque earns
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tail to impress the lover of good farniiura."
•toy we have the pleasure of showing you
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in these wonderful new cabinets. We are now ahownqu at our
■MXfe nplicaa of the Edison cabinets exhibited this «mi l at the
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