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SfRKSKQI BY FAME WHICH THREATENS
THE ENTIRE NATION WITH ANNIHILATION Cardin! PUH, Archbishop of Tirau, Paints Pitiful Word Pic tmro of Saffortaif In His Country —Declares Every House in Capital Today Is One of Borrow—Babies and Children Dying Blow and Painful Death He Bays. Editor's Not*—Austria. Cocoa tanas* Slats fkmlae. Cadi Harms worth, un ter sserstary for forolsn affairs. ds elarod la tho British psrUamsat yester day that there Is barely eaoush food la Austria to last out the week. The ryrsass council la Parle, after Chan cellor Bean er pleaded for aid for his ooeatry, decided to ship a treat quan tity of wheat to Austria at once and 1 1 rib ret that only through America's aadatsnns could a treat catastrophe be everted. Following Is a graphic de scription of conditions In Austria by the bast known churchman of that country. By CAMILLO Cl AN FARR A (United Press Staff Correspondent.) Rame. Dec. 17.—Famine strides through Austria, crushing Innocent women end babies and threatening the entire nation with annihilation. One of the greatest catastrophes In history Is Imminent and can only bs averted through prompt aid of Austria's erst while enemies. This wee the word picture painted today by Cardinal Piffl archbishop of Vienna, In describing conditions ln bis country. In an unlmpassioned manner he told of the suffering and hopeless ness which war had brought upon Aus tria, once the most powerful nation in the world and now only an obscure btate, politically and economically at the mercy of the allies. The cardinal made no effort to gloss over the fact he believed the peace terms imposed upon Austria were largely responsible for her present con dition. An économie union with Ger many. hr said, was Imperative If Aus tria continued as an independent state. SITUATION DESPERATE. "While our economic situation Is desperate, as a nation we are crushed forever," Cardinal Piffl said. "Under the treaty, Austria can not live. The enormous Injustice done my people will fill many a page In history and one day It will be written. "First of alt, the compilers of the treaty mada an enormous blunder In depriving a nation of six million In habitants, of the means of living. Aa constituted at present, Austria can produce only enough to feed Its popu lation for three months. Ths mines left us do not even furnish sufficient coal to heat our homes In the coldest months of ths year. •'Every house In Vienna Is now a house of sorrow In which you will find disheartened women suffering from cold and hunger and emaciated babies dying a slowgbut certain death from lack of nourishment. Tha older chil dren an dying a slower hut no less painful death. 1 speak for these ln O WE BUY FOR CASH We Sell For Less jt rate Store PASCO N&UMAN, PROF. 719 MAIN STREET Our Guess A warm wool Sweater, Shirt (army style), or Union Suit for him this Xmas. Value $5.00, t 9 Special • • Hundreds bought their presents at our store in the last few days; event ually you will come to it rjysss Une of Men's Sük Ties, fancy I I I ! ! I nocents. They must be saved. MIDDLE CLASSES SUFFER. "Next In point of suffering are the middle classes. The new order and changed economic conditions have de prived thousands and thousands of families of ths chance of making a decent living. They have been reduced to Skins out a precarious existence In any manner that may present Itself and mqet of them have been compelled to burn their furniture to beat their homes and cook the little food they have. "Our coal mines have been given to Csecho-Slovakla, our land to Serbia and Hungary, without considering that this meant paralysation of Austria's lndus triss and starvation of htr population. An economic union with Germany Is Imperative If Austria lives as an In dependent state." Asked what Immediate steps he would suggest to relieve the situation, the cardinal replied: "The combined effort of the whole world la necessary. Austria Is just entering the severest winter In her history. Tha country Is completely empty of food and the little that Is available Is sold at fabulous prices. A thousand wealthy families have emi grated to nearby countries, sacrificing the larger part of their fortunes "I have ths greatest confidence In the generosity of the American peo pie. When I saw the allies failed to act, I suggested sending several dele gâtions to the United States to ex plain our situation and raise funds. Several days ago I wrote to Cardinal Gibbons, requesting him to ask Presi dent Wilson to facilitate the work of these delegations which are now en route. Our only hope now Is America. 1 ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD (Continued from Page One.) the olty. Unless the boy found shelter, there is but little hope of finding him alive, according to the officers, as Tuesday night was extremely cold and It la doubtful if a child could survive the elements If caught out. The child had been in Boise but a short time. He left a note on the table In the dining room. Informing his aunt he was going Into the hills. He did not return last night and when he did not show up today at noon, the aunt who Is working, became alarmed and requested the sheriff to make a search ' 1920 MODEL BOMB. Turns, Arlz., Dec.. 17.—Special Agent Kelly of the Southern Pacific railroad found a bomb on the track near here. When pierced by a rifle bullet It re vealed some very good whisky. PLANS LIAVK CABMET SOON Secretary of Interior in State ment Says Contemplates Re signing but Hesitates Adding Burdens to the President Washington, Dec. IT.—Secretary of the Interior- Lane contemplates' re signing from the cabinet but has not sent his resignation to President Wil son or discussed It with him, Lane Bald a formal statement today. was was 8L ing he ests day, be as will IMM RUN ÏCJLAKX. Secretary of Interior line's statement Aas Issued follow ing reports that he had laid his resig nation before the president and that he wishes to leave the cabinet because of differences with the president and oth er cabinet members. The statement follows: "With reference to my talked of res ignation, I have not sent It to the pres ident nor even written It. but 1 do con template going out of the cabinet and have withheld talking to the president about It because I did not want to add to his burden or worries at this time, nor do I know when the time will come when I ran. This Is a full statement of all the facts. 1 have thought It un kind to say anything to the president about the matter and that any mention of this now by any one would be l needless annoyance to him." Lane bos been secretary of the in terlor since President Wilson's first term Inauguration. At various times there have been rumors that Lane had spilt with the president, but admtnls tratlon officials declared his state ment today was a complete answer to those rumors. The reason Lane wishes to resign, it was learned today, Is that he finds the salary of a cabinet officer insuffi cient for hie needs. This was the rea son given by former Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo and other cabinet members who resigned recently. Lane, It Is understood has a very attractive offer to enter private business. MEXICAN* REPLY (Continued from Page One.) Clares that the Mexican government believes "a complete exposition of the Jenkins case Is its best justification' and will prove its legality." The note adds that the supreme court wilt decide which of the Mexioan courts Is competent to continue the case. The bare statement by the American government that Jenkins Is innocent of perjury can hardly be accepted as sufficient proof for a Mexican tribunal, the note contends, and declares that Jenkins' Innocence "must he completely established by legal process." 'The Mexican government cannot accept this view as reason for cessation of the case," the note said. It sug gests this Information received by the United States regarding the case "may lack Impartiality" and cannot be ac cepted by the Mexican courts, adding that "tha Mexican government is In no position to admit that American citi zens should be judged according to In formation rendered to the state depart ment." The note concludes with the hope that this case "shall no longer disturb friendly relations between the Ameri can and Mexican peoples." COMMITTEE ON (Continued from Page One.) I Of course, we will have to taka chance on President Wilson acoepUng or rejecting whatever eetUement wa succeed In making." HITCHCOCK SILENT. Hitchcock declined to ouUlne In do I tall hie own views concerning the sort of compromise that would be acceptable to the president or to Democrats gea I erally. "It would be Unwise to lay down any ! definite compromise program at this time," said, Hitchcock, "for the treaty's opponents would seise upon It and at tempt to compromise It." Donator Underwood, who has taken ! the lead In advocating compromise, I made It plain In his first statement on ! the subject since rthe White House statement that he is for treaty ratlft i ution even if It Involves leaving tha league of naUons covenant out of tha pact. Underwood said that although aa official conciliation committee was not appointed, tha sentiment of senators will be carefully sounded on various proposals. •Senator Knox, who on Saturday offered tha proposal referred to by Un derwood. said today he will make ooa I more effort soon to get unanimous eon I sent for Its consideration and If tlmt Is re f used will ask that his resolution be referred to the foreign relatione I committee._ _ _ A FAlfcir*TALE. Ran Fra n cisco. Dee. IT.—tH. Taowgn I chi, owner of a chain of Japanese ho tels. by wireless r ese r ved » suits of mbs . in the Pnlaoe hotel Twenty e years age ho was o window wash er at ttS JININK" IUiWI Hof water Sure Relief BIJ-kAlSS DRIGQS MAN IS (Cantinnad from Fags One.) Mr. Walkar Is II ysars of age. Hs was brought to Idaho by his parants when but three months of age from Utah and has been a resident of the southeastern section since. HAS BANK EXPERIENCE. He has been vies president and cashier of the First aNtlonal bank of Drlgga for some time, and Is also In terested in the Farmers State bank at Tetonia, which he organised about two years ago. Mr. Walker's flret banking experience was obtained under Mr. Bowerman at 8L Anthony. He has been In the bank ing business for 10 years. At one time he was manager of the Yellowstone flour mill at SL Anthony, and was associated with other business Inter ests In that town. The new commissioner will be for mally sworn into office sometime to day, and will take up his work at once. He announced that there would be no change In the personnel cf the office staff, Captain D. F. Banks con tinuing as director of the bureau of budget and taxation and James Munro as chief examiner. Mr. Walker's wife and four children will join him later and they will make their home In Boise during his term of office. ONLY MILLIONAIRES CAN AFFORD THIS IT.—Five New refuse to be New Tork, Dec. Tork millionaires homeless. Like thousands of others here they sought In valit a place to live. They're going to build a six million dollar apartment house, principally for themselves. F. Coleman du Pont, Dali B. Pratt. Colonel Benjamin McAIptn. L L. Dunham and L M. Boomer are the "homeless." Which Will It Be ? A Victrola A New Edison A Grafonola The three standards of the phonograph industry. Only at our store will you find side by side these three instruments. Our terms make it possible for you to have the instrument you want. One price Souar SIS Main Steinway Dealers. Phone 2S2 —LAST OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO SEE THIS SUBLIME MASTERPIECE OF FILM D. W. GRIFFITH' 'BROKEN BLOSSOMS' Not a movie _ sincere human melodrama with an unhappy ending, hut a sincere human tragedy, that is what Mr. Griffith has had the capacity and courage to produce. All his mastery of picture-making, the technique that is pre-eminently his bv invention and control, the skill and subtlety with which,he can unfold a story, has gone into the makiug of "Broken Blossoms, pictures. story, une p—...' ——-----— It is s masterpiece in moving it «ho Alluring Moled tee from tha '•Mikado'' Played by the St# Strand Orchestra Don't Miss Seeing It Today at the Strand . Hl BBPTinSi am AtPtfIST direction a w. Sickert meridian tonight ...__THE empress players "SET THERE BROWN" in sa COMING THURSDAY NIGHT THE EMPRESS PLAYERS IN "GET THERE AT THE EMPRESS COMING INHALED A DRUNK. 8t. Louie, Me., Dde. 17.—Walter Rees Inhaled » drunk. He antd he wee sober wnen arrested, hut after ten minutes in the Inebriate ward he was as drunk sa the others. Bave you eeaa tha new Overland Rinsed caret—Adv. LABT TIMES TODAY I EMBOSS LAST TIMES TODAY AN INTENSE DRAMA OF THE 800IAL UPHEAVAL WHIOH IS NOW PERMEATING THE WORLD AFLAME STARRING FRANK KEENAN COMEDY—"NELLIE'S NAUGHT Y BOARDER" THURSDAY THE EMPR8S8 PLAYERS IN "GET THERE BROWN" MAJESTIC STARTING TODAY FOURTEENTH EPISODE SMASHING BARRIERS AND CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG IN THE ROAD DARK A Thrilling Tale of Love end Adventure ........ .... ■ f ■■ FORD WEEKLY New Ballad —"Rand in Band Again." sequel to "Till We Mast Again."