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Weather. — Idaho. — Tonight and
Thursday, fair.
Miss Bertha Bentley of Uniontown
has been in Moscow a few days.
H. D. Martin and family and Miss
Fuller were entertained Monday even
ing by Mr. and Mrs. F. A. David. It
was a farewell honor to Mr. Martin, who
leaves today for France.
C. J. Munson went to- Palouse and
Potlatch today on business.
Dr. and Mrs. Jj -Rfosier of Kendrick
are in Moscow today.
T^ A. Meeker was appointed food ad
ministrator to take the place of H. D.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Budde of Colton
were in Moscow shopping yesterday.
Miss Inez Gromberg of Spokane, who
has been visiting Mrs. B. E. Rugg, re
turned to her home yest erday.
Mrs. S. J. Warren of Grangeville
arrived in Moscow yesterday to visit her
mother, Mrs. Gentry Rushing.
G. W. Suppiger was a passenger last
evening to Spokane.
Miss Effie Farris of Palouse was in
Moscow yesterday on business.
Mrs. Richard Burke returned to her
home in Spokane yesterday. .
W. Staples, bookkeeper for W. A.
Lauder, is preparing three fine chickens
for the Lewiston fair, Nov. 28. They
are the White Plymouth Rock breed.
One cock, 17 months old, weighs 12
pounds. Two cockerels, eight months
old, weigh *10 pounds and 9 3-4 pounds,
Mrs. M. R. Johnston is visiting a few
days with Mrs. E. R. Headley, on the
farm, northeast of Moscow.
Mrs. C. H. Snead went to Spokane
today on business.
Miss Minnie Smith returned today
from Garfield.
B. J. Jones is a visitor in town to
day from Palouse.
R. Otness came home today from
Mrs* T. G. Rees has been visiting in
Harvard with her neice, Mrs. F. S.
The family of Frank Burch are ill
of influenza, but all are gradually
W. F. Leslie, who formerly worked
for the First National bank, here,
has returned to take E. O. Nord's
place as draft teller in the same in
stitution. Mr. Leslie has been in
civil service in the adjutant general's
department in Washington, D. C., for
about a year. He says the capitol
is badly congested yet but places of
lodging are a little more plentiful
than formerly.
Miss Ella Nebelsieck and Miss
Louise Polka of Genesee are visit
ing friends in the city.
Mrs. E. J. Smithson, who has been
ill of influenza in a hospital in Col
fax for two weeks, is slowly im
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Prestoiî and
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Connor motored
to Spokane yesterday. They expect
to return tomorrow.
Miss Anna Young, a teacher in the
Moscow schools, is ill of influenza.
Mrs. H. J. Smith reports $21.70
taken in at the Red Cross Liberty
shop last Saturday. They have many
nice coats for men arid women for
sale. Bring in your garments, es
pecially children's clothes, for the
loyal women to sell.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Rietze left today
for Agatha, Idaho, for a few days'
visit with their brother,
H- Oversmith went to Kendrick
Mr§. Carl Brown and children of
Colfax are visiting with Mr. and Mrs.
J. F, Brown of Kendrick. _J. F.
Brown is postmaster at Kendrid^
Mrs. Gentry Rushing left today fbr
Grangeville to visit her daughter;
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Rudolph have
moved to Moscow from Kboskia,
J wm, Ui**k;.4 1-»M ■
/ Miss Maggie Nisbet returned today
from Dufur, Orégon.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kennedy of Lin
ville, are visiting their sister, Mrs.
Albert Neely.
Mrs. Mary Cuthbert of Viola is in
Moscow today. Her daughter, Mrs.
Jennie Cuthbert Bronler is a nurse in
Mrs. J. H. Bailor, who has been visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. M. B. Dallas, re
turned yesterday to her home at Oakes
dale, Wash.
M. B. Dallas, with the Moscow Auto
& Supply Co., reports the delivery of a
Dodge Brothers'.touring sedan to Airs.
G. W. Suppiger. 522 East A street. The
car is beautifully upholstered in dark
gray plush ; the body is finely finished
in cobalt blue, with cream colored wire
wheels and black baked-enamel fenders.
Mrs. Suppiger is quickly becoming an
efficient driver and expects to use her
sedan every day in the year.
IN Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Voris, religious director for the
Y. M. C. A., was at the University of
Idaho on Friday. He is visiting all the
student army training camps on the Pa
cific coast. Mr. Voris is engaged chiefly
in reconstruction work for men taken
from France. He is an old friend of
President Lindley, having been secretary
of Indiana University when President
Lindley was on the board there.
Meetings for Bible Study.
As soon as quarantine is lifted Rev
erend Chaney expects to have special
meetings for Bible study. The real, re
I lisions program cannot be put on until
the Y. M. C. A. hut is finished. Occa
I sional meetings are being held in the
The main thing the
religious work is doing now is to interest
the men in the local churches.
Y. M. C. A. Building is Started.
Mr. Vogel,•'•secretary of the bureau of
construction for all army Y. M. C. A.
buildings, was in Moscow on Saturday,
and he went over the plans for the U.
of T. hut with Dean Angell and Reverend
Chaney. The building is already started,
the ground having been broken on Fri-.
day. At present the foreman, Mr. Wil
kenson, three carpenters, and as many
men from the Vocational section
be worked to advantage, are working on
the building to rush it' to completion as
soon as possible. Next week Mr. Vogel
and Mr. Martin, who has charge of buy
ing equipment for the building of the
hut, will be here.
Building for Section B.
It is planned to open" a building down
town next week for Section B men.
Reverend Chaney says "The Y. M. C. A.
work is opening up well, and all con
nected with tire. University and the mili
tary department have been very cordial
and seen anxious to co-operate. Much
interest hag been shown by the men ;
about 100 visited the temporary head
quarters in the Administration building
on Saturday morning to secure station
ery, etc. We hold a good many personal
interviews with the men and are glad to
see them at any time."
as can
Football practice was started in earn
est on Monday evening of this week,
when iLeutenant Meehan put the men
through some stiff signal practice, IS
minutes of scrimmage and then finished
up with two laps around the track. A
number of new men also showed up
Monday evening. ,
Intensive Practice for Marine Game.
The object of the intensive practice is
to defeat Gonzaga at Spokane next Sat
urda 3 r , and the fighting Marines from
Mare Island at Spokane on November
30. The game came so nearly being lost
last Saturday on account of the lack of
fight in the men that Coach Meehan has
decided to drive the grid warriors their
best this week.
Marine Lineup.
The Marines have a strong team of
former college stars, and have informed
the. .University of. Idaho .that they will
meet any team Idaho sends to meet them.
Seven of the regular men In the Marines
are former stars on the W. S. C. eleven
of 1915. This will make the game have
more personal interest than otherwise.
The Marines carry a 50-piece band
with them. The Marine eleven is sched
uled to play the Camp Lewis team on
Thanksgiving, two days before the Idaho
game. . ,
Idaho's Lineup.
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Inasmuch as the Marines have inform
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ed Lieutenant Meehan they would meet
ktiy teahl Idaho Will put out, several
formet football stars will try for a |
berth. Lieutenant Kimball, â former
University lineman, will be out to help
stiffen up the line. Lieutenant Hansen,
back, won game
day by intercepting one of Gonzaga's
forward passes and racing 40 yards for
a touchdown, will be in the lineup. Lieu
tenant Meehan, star end on the Gonzaga
eleven last year, will don a uniform and
play his old position in the line. Lieu
tenant Hale, former backfield man on
the Texas University team, will also
strengthen the backfield lineup.
Lieutenant Bleamaster says that he
will be out to help put the team in shape,
and it is probable that the football bug
will attack him and he will don a suit
against the Marines.
Idaho Has Fighting Chance.
With this lineup and the strong men
who are competing for positions, Idaho
has a fighting chance to win against the
Marines and Idaho is going to put up
her old fight, according to Coach Mee
"We are'nt going to Spokane with any
idea that we are licked before hand. The
Marines are coming with a reputation
made by four press agents and a few
good men. We have men on the team
that I would'nt trade for some of their
We are going to fight to the
Several new men came up from Sec
tion B, but it is too early to predict what
they will do. However, Lieutenants
Meehan and Bleamaster will put the men
through some hard practice during the
next two weeks.
Card of Thanks.
To our neighbors and friends who in
so many ways assisted us by kindly
deeds, and to those wlw offered assist
ance during the sickness of our family
with influenza, we beg all to accept in
this manner our appreciation and heart
felt thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Settle and Family. |
Advice of Only Committee Farm
ers Have at Capital Was
- ~ Disregarded.
Chicago, Ill.—Some very startling
facta are certain to develop aa the re
ault of a resolution offered In the
Houae of Representatives by Congress
man Anderson, Republican, of Minne
sota, calling for an investigation of
the report that, early in August, the
Agricultural Advisory Committee ap
pointed to Investigate the'cost of pro
ducing wheat and to recommend a
guaranteed price for the 1919 harvest,
recommended $2.46 as a minimum
price to he guaranteed for 1919 wheat.
The report and recommendation,
when brought to light, will disclose the
following facts : After four days' ses
sion and hearings, the Agricultural Ad
visory Committee, with seventeen of
twenty-four members present, by the
unanimous vote of those present,passed
the following resolution to be trans
mitted to the Secretary of Agriculture :
"Resolved, That It is the sense of
this Committee that a minimum price
•f $2.40 per bushel for No. 1 Northern
Spring Wheat, or Us equivalent, based
on Chicago delivery, be fixed for the
1919 wheat crop."
Need of High«* - Price«.
In support of its report the commit
tee said while it believed the price of
$2.20 per bushel as guaranteed for the
1918 wheat crop was, under all cir
cumstances, reasonable, that It felt
sure that—
"The wheat crop of 1919 cannot be
produced on the same basis of cost
for the following reasons : The addi
tional cost of commercial fertilizers
and clover seed, which are necessary
to many sections in the successful
growing of wheat ; the increased cost of
farm machinery ; the Increased cost of
accessories and repairs ; the Increased
cost of fuel and lubricating oils for
the tractor engines used in preparing
much of the land ; the Increased cost
of skilled labor used in running such
machines ; the Increased and Increas
ing cost of all common labor, both be
cause of higher wages due to lessened
supply and of rapidly diminishing ef
ficiency ; the increased demands of
labor for Improved living conditions,
which must be met by the building of
houses for the occupancy of married
men, they being the only class now
available In any substantial number
for farm work."
The report further stated that on
the basis of $2.46 wheat the cost of
flour would be Increased only one dol
lar per barrel over the cost of flour on
the basis of $2.20 wheat, and. that the
average yearly consumption of flour Is
less than one barrel per capita.
"Surely," says the report, "one dollar
per annum cannot be regarded as an
unreasonable advance in the cost of
living, considering the level of wage*'
already reached under war condi
N« Profit Allowed Farmer«.
Although this was the official recom
mendation of the committee. Informal
ly It stated thafln recommending $2.46
as the guaranteed price for 1919 wheat
they named the minimum ; that this -
price does not Include cost of fertiliz
ers ; that It allows only 9 per cent. In
crease for labor and machinery, where
as the government has allowed 25 per
- --S. -» rr -• . . . „
cent, for these items in fixing prices
Qt) le r Jndu^tries^ and thatj finally,
aTTo^-s the farmer no percentage of
pro2t at jjll^
öl all the multitude of commissions
and committees handling war actlvl
ties at our national capital this com
mittee is the only representation the
Northern farmer has. That this rec
ommendation, reached after a careful"
Inquiry, should have been utterly ig
nored Is sure to call for considerable
explanation,—especially In view of
the tender solicitude shown the cotton
planter who Is making nearly 200 per
cent, profit on the basis of his present
prices which the administration re
fuses to regulate.
Think People Should Have Check on
Billions They Have Given.
Last year Congress appropriated
more money to be expended In war
contracts than any other nation en
gaged in war. The estimates for the
appropriations during the current year
are approximately $32,000,000,000.
Twice during the past year the
Republicans in Congress attempted
to have a congressional committee
created for the purpose of supervising
and auditing war contract expendi
tures. Even Democratic members ad
mit there is great waste and extrava
gance — and even graft — in (he ex
expenditure of such vast sums. Bui
the Democrats refuse to agree to any
auditing or supervising committee.
Twice they have defeated such pro
Congressman Fess, chairman of the
Republican Congressional Committee,
says he cannot undertsand the "sensi
tiveness" of the Democratic Congress
whenever the proposition is made to
have an audit of the public's money.
He says the Republicans will, if they
control I lie next Congress, create such
an auditing committee. The people
have willingly supplied the billions.
They are entitled to know how It is
being spent.
This is the people's war. Any at
tempt to capitalize it as a Democratic
party war is an Insult to every Repu! -
dean home which has a service flag.
Southern Members Defeat Equal
Suffrage Despite Presi
dent's Appeal
Although the Democratic leader*
mre attempting to make it appear they
are not to blame for tha defeat of th«
Suffrage resolution In this session of
-Congress, there Is no way they can
twist the figures so as to escape the
responsibility of this action. Demo
crats are the majority party in the
Senate and as such have ft In thslr
power to pass any legislation, instead
of their party "standing by the Presi
dent" 21 of their number opposed him,
and of these 19 came from south of
the Mason and Dixon Line. They rep
resented Démocrate leadership In the
Senate. They included Senator Mar
tin of Virginia, floor leader of the
Democrats In the Senate ; Simmons of
North Carolina, chairman of ths Com
mittee on Finance ; Smith of South
Carolina, chairman of ths Committee
on Interstate Commerce ; Overman of
North Carolina, who has been the pres
ident's spokesman on the floor of ths
Senate; Underwood of Alabama, one
of President Wilson's opponents tor
nomination in 1912 ; Williams of Mis
sissippi, Bankhead of Alabama, Benet
of South Carolina, Hardwick of Geor
gia. Shields of Tennessee, Trammell
of Florida, Gulon of Louisiana.
There is no way to escape the con
clusion that the South was in the sad
dle driving an offensive attack against
a resolution which the President had
asked as a war measure. The Repub
licans, although In the minority In the
Senate, furnished more votes in favor
of this measure than did the Demo
crats, and they contributed less than
one-half as many votes against It, the
opposition vote being: Democrats,
21 ; Republicans, 10.
Democrats Against President.
If this were not enough to show that
the Democratic party cannot be relied
upon to "Stand by the President" on
measures which he regards as neces
sary for winning the war, the vote In
the House would conclusively prove It.
When the Suffrage resolution came to
a vote In the House there was a clear
majority of Democrats against it and
an overwhelming majority of Repub
licans for it. The line-up stood :
Democrats—For, 99 ; against, 103.
Republicans—For, 172 ; against, 33.
These figures give some idea of the
opposition to the President which ex
ists within his own party, an opposi
tion that is solid in the dominant
Southern wing of his party and which
therefore can never be eliminated. It
is the handicap of the Southern Bour
bon under which the Democratic party
must forever labor. It is the repetition
of what happened when Democratic
leaders like Dent of Alabama, Kltchln
of North Carolina and others refused
..to support the President on the meas
ures which were necessary to raise
and maintain an army! It Is the repe
tition of what has happened on many
previous occasions when the President
ran contrary to the sectional preju
dices of that part of the United States
which Is hopelessly Democratic.
It now remains to see whether the
Democratic leaders who have thus re
pudiated the President upon what lie
regards as a very important war meas
ure can go before the country and
make a successful appeal for their re
ejection ujaon the ground their re-elec
tion TsT necessary In order to have' a
Congress which will "Stand by the
Survey Made by Banking House
for the "Market" Shows
145 Per Cent. Profits.
The cost of producing the 1917-18
cotton crop was 11.28 cents a pound.
The average price obtained for the
crop was 27.5 cents.
The cotton planters' net virofit on the
1917- 18 crop was. 10.12 cents a pound,
or a little over 145 per cent.
These figures are furnished to the
•market" by tlie bunking house of H.
!•'. Bachman & Co. of New York city,
one of the largest cotton brokers in
; lie counify. They are based on n Sur
vey of over 2,000 cotton growing coun
ties in the South. The survey was
made by Mr. James L.
formerly Chief Coiion
the Ü. S. Departmei
The "cost" includes every
lorn of expense, including even (he :
price of bacon and cornineal, which
::any cotton planters furnish their
■;rro labor.
The cost of producing tlie 1918-19 i
•oming into (he market, will j
not exceed that of Hie 1917-18 crop, !
.-.s the Watkins survey was made this |
year, after die 1917-18 crop
■■d and marketed, since which time |
there lias been little cr ho increase in
any of the items of
1918- 19 crop is being sold at over ,"0
•cuts a pound,
cotton planter on M 's year's cotton
-rop will he very ch to 200 per cent.
Yet a Democratic controlled Con
gress refuses to fix a price on cotton,
lespite the fact that prices have been
fixed for products of Northern fann
ers and products of Northern
; : nd factories.
Watkins, Sr.,
Statistician of
1 of Agriculture. !
possible I

rop. jus«
But the
net profit to the
"Let the Germans talk to Foch. Ix>t
ihem ask him for an armistice ami
ct Foch tell them how they can gei
me."—United States Senator Nelson.
.iepubiica,n, of ....
IÂ SOlii,
A concrete suggestion of modifications
in the S. A. T. C. and vocational studies
was received recently in President Lind
ley's office in a telegram from head
Not all of the telegram is available
for publication ; but the gist of it is
summed up in this sentence from the
telegram : "All military details conflict
ing with academic exercises will be elim
The whole telegram suggests - plans to
continue the S< A. T. C. and to adjust
it to conditions of peace instead of those
of war.
Francis S. Lamb, federal auditor,
spent last week in Moscow, auditing
the books of Section B and Section A
up to Oct. 15th. Mr. Lamb is 'investi
gating all the S. A. T. C. cantonments
in an endeavor to arrive at the cost
per day of each man enlisted in this
section of the service. Mr. Lamb had
not compiled the facts concerning the
section at Idaho upon his departure
Saturday, but said that he would be
We have complied with
the Governments request
to be satisfied with a
reasonable profit and to
keep the quality up to

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Size Box
I •
The Same Price—Ten Cents
Oar increased volume of sales,
foresight in baying and rigid
economy in manufacture, enable
you to buy
ShinoiA At The Same Price
As Always—Ten Cents
50 Good Shines to the Box
Good for Leather
Makes Shoes wear longer
and look better
Black - Tan - White - Red - Brown
Ike always <
—a man was foolish to buy
plug of the Gravely class
when he could get a big
plug of ordinary tobacco
for the same money. But
one day Bill gave him a
chew of Gravely—just t^vo
or three small squares.
Then Ike got the pure, sat
isfying Gravely taste. «Î
lasted so long, you can't
tell him nowadays ti
costs him anything extra
to chew Real Gravely.
It goes further—that's srity yoa
get the good (este of t!..s doss
of tobacco without extra test
' !
Real Gravely Chewing Plug
each, piece packed in a pouch w
well satisfied if the conditions pre
vailing among the S. A. T. C. at Idaho
were prevalent among the rest of the
camps that he was scheduled to vis'it.
Federal Court Postponed.
The term of the federal court, which
was to have opened here next Monday,
November 25, has again been postponed
for one week, it will open on Monday,
December I, but the grand jury will meet
on Saturday, November 30.
this effect have been received by men
who have been summoned for jury duty.
Firemen, Attention.
All firement are requested to
port promptly at 1 o'clock
(Thursday) at the city hall, wearing
caps and prepared to attend the fun
eral of Victor Almquist, of No. 4
company, whose death occurred todayL
All firemen should be present. Fun
eral will be at the cemetery. Carl
Smith, fire chief.
Notices to
More Books at Library.
Here are some more new books to
be found in the public library:
"Her Country," by Andrews; "Fly
ing for France," by McConnell; "Let
ters and Diary," by Seeger; "Little
Book of the Flag," by Tappan; "Car
toon History of the War," by Rae
"The American Spirit," by
Lane; "Ladies from Hell," by Pinker
ton; "My Home in Field of Honor,"
by Huard; "Land of Deepening Shad
ow," by Curtin; "Mark Train's Let
ters," arranged.

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