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Brief Notes Covering Happenings In
1 This Country and Abroad That
Are of legitimate Internet
to All the People.
; The,Danish.'cabinet resigned March
1 as the result of the complicated po
litican situation in Denmark.
The Montana house Saturday pass
ed a Joint resolution asking congress
to return the railroads to private
ownership. .
The condition of the German mer
chant ships which ultimately will he
used to transport American troops
homeward is surprisingly good.
Oscar A. Price has resigned as as
sistant tothedirector general of rail
roads to become president of a new
corporation organized to distribute
Our president recently remarked to
. his guests at dinner that he yearned
to get back to writing and that he
had in contemplation the compiling of
a history.
The premature explosion of dyna
mite which the police believe was
intended to destroy the Ray mill of
the American Woolen company, caus
ed the death of four men recently.
At midnight on March 1 the French
clocks jump ahead an hour, and as
our army is synchronized with the
French the change means a loss of
something like 250,000 hours of sleeR
for the forces in and back of the
American bridgehead.
In connection with recent charges
in congress of drunkenness among of
ficers and lack of food and equipment
among Ohio soldiers, General Persh
ing forwarded a dispatch from France
reporting the charges untrue as to
two battalions he had inspected.
The superior council of Alsace and
Lorraine has asked the government
that Marshal Foch be given authority
to secure the execution of a part of
the armistice agreement with Ger
many affecting returning property and
securities from Alsace-Lorraine, which
is not now being complied with.
Salem, Ore.—James Withycombe,
governor of Oregon, age 65, of heart
disease and complications.
Aberdeen, S.'D.—Judge L. T. Boiick
for almost four years judge of the
Fifth judicial circuit court.
/Helena, Mont.—Mrs. Bertram P.
Johnson, wife of Colonel Johnson of
the United States army regulars.
New York.—Dr. Thomas Addis Em
mett, internationally known as a phy
sician, author and leader of the move
ment for Irish home rule, aged 92.
New York.—Dr. Harayoum Tirya
kian, known as the "grand old man
of the Armenians," leader of many
Armenian movements in this country.
Helena, Mont.—Mrs. Mary Russell
Hooker, wife of the Rev. S. D. Hook
er, archdeacon of the Montana dio
cese of the Episcopal church, aged 62.
Philadelphia.—Charles E. Van Loan,
humorist, and famous as a writer of
stories on sporting topics. His fath
er, Richard Van Loan died at his
home in Los Angeles when he heard
of C. E's death.
Missoula.—The Rocky mountain di
vision hedaquarters here has receiv
ed news of the death in Siberia of
Frank Niskern, formerly roundhouse
.foreman at Helena. He was serving
with the Russian railway corps.
Names of Miss Maud Westmore and
Mrs. John G. South Also Added
to the List.
New York.—The appointment of the
remaining three members of the re
publican women's national executive
committee was announced ' this week
by Chairman Wïll H. Hays of the re
publican national committee. They
are Miss Maude Wetmore of New
port, R. I., Mrs. Thomas J. Carter,
formerly of Montana, but now of
Washington, D. C., and Mrs. John G.
South of Frankfort, Ky.
Church League Favored.
New York.—Plans whereby the Ro
man Catholics, Greek, Russian and
Protestant churches may organize a
league similar to that of the pro
posed society of nations, "to cooper
ate in Christian work as brethren,"
will be laid befo.re the pope by three
Protestant bishops.
Cottin to Be Tried March 14.
Paris.-r£mil Cottin, who recently
shot and wounded Premier Clemen
ceau, will be tried by courtmartial on
March 14.
Recent Happenlnge in Thla State
Given In 6rlef Items for
Busy Readers.
Charles B. Holt, a pioneer of Mos
cow, celebrated his 80th birthday on
March 1 at Moscow: ~
Snow fell steadily for three or four
days last week at Avery and the rail
roads are badly crippled.
The funeral of M. J. McHugh, a
pioneer of Mullah, who died recently
of paralysis after a week's illness,
was held March 1 at Mullan.
C. F. Burr, age 65, apioneer of Gen
esee, who has lived in Latah county
more than 30 years, died March 1 of
paralysis. Mr. Burr leaves a family
of four sons and three,daughters, all
Governor Davis signed the amenda
tory act Monday which eliminates {he
statewide primary on tjie nomination
for congressional, Btate and judicial
candidates and substitutes state con
ventions for parties.
. Coeur d'Alene presented the appear
ance of a winter carnival Saturday
afternoon when hundreds of people
lined the course of Joe ePtersen's an
nual dog race on Sherman avenue.
Harry Wilson's entry .won first mon
The Interior Warehouse company's
Lewiston elevator, warehouse an.d
milling machinery were bought March
1 by A. A. Wormell, who has oper
ated the plant for two years under
lease. The property is valued at
$23,000 and is considered the best of
its kind in the Inland Empire.
Charles Clifford, an I. W. W. organ
izer, who is serving from one to 10
years in the Idaho penitentiary for
criminal syndicalism, will ask for a
full pardon at the next meeting of
the board of pardons. Clifford was
convicted with two other organizers,
Hurd and Hawkins, at Moscow. They
appealed to the supreme court, but
the appeal has never been decided.
Mrs. Laurina R. Moore, age 65, re
cently committed suicide near Mos
cow, just across the line in Washing
ton, by hanging herself in a woodshed.
She left a note addressed to her son,
<3eorge G. Moore, Whittier, Cal., in
which she had written "I am tired of
living. My goodby to all." Her dau^h
ter, Mrs. Otto Schlueter, is in Cari
ther's hospital here with a baby born
Wednesday night. She has not been
told of her mother's death.
. Legislature Doings.
Completion of Idaho's new capitol
building was one step nearer Satur
day as the result of the action taken
by the house of representatives in
passing the $900,000 bond issue meas
ure to raise the necessary funds to
build the wings to the mai nedifice
erected several years ago. The vote
stood 51 for to 11 against. The house
also voted $25,000 to Kootenai county
to be uqed in building canals leading
from the Spokane river to Lake Coeur
d'Alene so that water can be deliv
ered for the reclamation of a large
area of land. Both measures have
excellent, prospects of going through
the senate and receiving the approval
of the governor.
The general appropriation bill car
rying the budgets for the new state
cabinet form of government, all com
missions, boards, executive and judi
cial departments was introduced. It
carries a total of $1,450,000. This is
an increase of several hundred thou
sand over the amount appropriated
two years ago. It will probably be
cut down before finally approved by
the legislature.
One of the outstanding features of
the day's session was the defeat of
the woman's welfare commissioner
bill, indorsed by the woman's clubs
of the state. It, sought to create the
office of welfare commissioner so that
wages and working conditions of
women could be improved. It lost
on final passage by. a vote of 34 to 23.
« The state senate passed a bill pro
viding for the creation of a new state
council of defense and continuation of
the defense system as advocated by
the federal government, the appro
priation, however, was reduced from
$50,000 to $5000. The Walker bill ap
propriating $10,000 for the construc
tion of a steel bridge across the Koot
enai river at Leonia in Boundary
county, was also passed by the upper
house. Montana is to add $10,000
more and the federal government $20,
000 to go toward the building of this
Looks Doubtful.
London.—The precarious position of
the Scheidemann government in Ger
many is no longer underestimated
here. In authoritative quarters the
World correspondent was informed
that the situation is growing hourly
worse in Germany. Should the revo
lution occur it probably would men
ace an early conclusion of peace.
Frisco Fireman Killed.
San Francisco.—Bernard J. Con
lan, first assistant chief of the San
Francisco fire department, died Sun
day from smoke asphyxiation suffered
Saturday night in a fire in the down
town district, which caused damage
estimated at $160,000.
Gives Allied Naval Losses.
- 1 London.—The allied naval losses in
the war aggregated 803,000 tons.
Attack Made on Gen.Maercker, Lead'
er of Weimar Troops—House to
House Search Is Made in Ber
lin for Firearms.
Berlin.—Two hundred thousand per
sons are idle in Berlin because'of the
general, strike, which is extending in'
to southern and central Germany.
Railway communication between Ber
lin and southern Germany has been'
cut off completely.
General Maercker, commander of
the troops guarding the national as
sembly at Weimar, was attacked by
a mob in Erfurt and robbed of a port
folio containing important documents
bearing on the plans of the govern
ment for dealing with the strike sit
uation in ^central Germany.
To Search for Weapons.
The minister of the interior has
ordered a house-to-house search in
Berlin for weapons and munitions be
ginning March 1.
The Spartacans are reported to be
planning another outbreak this week.
Labor unions at Munich have pla
carded the city with appeals to work
men to maintain order and disregard
any call for an armed demonstration,
according to' dispatches. Cordons of
troops are stationed about the build
ing where the soviet congress is meet
The situation in Germany is de
scribed as most critical everywhere,
in messages received at Berne. The
general strikes are extending more
and more. '
Fears are felt by the authorities
that a reign of terror is about to be
gin in Erfurt, Gera, Greiz and Halle.
The Leipsic-Dresden railway has
been cut and is now occupied by the
strikers. Five thousand government
troops are massed before Dresden.
A soviet republic has been proclaim
ed in Brunswick.
Has Scheidemann Quit?
London.—A further revolutionary
movement in Germany is imminent,
according to a report. It is added
that Chancellor Schiedemann has re
At Essen the number of strikers is
now estimated at 5100.
Government troops .occupied Dus
seldorf Friday.
Indefinite postponement of conven
ing of the Prussian national asSembly
has been decided upon.
Government May Fail.
London.—Danger of the fall of the
German government is reported in
dispatches received Sunday from Ber
lin. The members of the government
have arrived at Berlin to consult with
the workmen's council, aijd a mani
festo has been issued. All the cor
respondénts represent the situation as
Denounce Terrorist Attempts.
The ogvemment has issued a long
manifesto from Weimar denouncing
the terrorist attempts to get rid of
the national assembly. It proclaims
faithfulness to the principles of de
Prices of All Commodities Begin to
Drop—Hoarders of Food
Rush to Sell.
Warsaw.—The first American food
has been placed on the local markets
and prices of all commodities are
dropping with the food hoarders hast
ening to sell. Sugar that sold for
$1.50 a pound in December is now
selling for 60 cents, while meat has
dropped from $1 to 50 cents a pound
and shoes from $70 to $40 a pair.
The price of clothing is also dropping.
Only the restaurants and hotels are
keeping up or raising their prices.
Rumania Gets Mail.
Bucharest.—With the unexpected
arrival from Paris of an American
courier bringing 15 fat bags of letters
and parcels for American Ministère.
J. Vopicka and the members of -his
staff and the American officers of
missions here, the American legation
Monday resumed something like nor
mal position. It had been cut off
from contact with home since Amer
ica went to war with Germany.
Goes Anyway.
Paris.—Belief is widely prevalent
among those closely associated with
the work of the peace conference that
the league of nations covenant is not
likely to be changed in any important
particular as the result of President
Wilson's visit to America.
President Signs Bills.
Washington, D. C—A bill validat
ing and authorizing adjustment of
more than two and a half billion dol
lars of war contracts and the $33,
000,000 rivers and harbors appropria
tion bill was signed Monday by Pres
ident Wilson.
Final Action by House on Wheat Price
Guarantee—Halt Extra Session—
Important Bills Doomed—No
Chance for Suffrage.
Washington, D. C.—The sixty-first
congress entered Monday upon its
last full working day facing an un
precedented mass of legislation, but
with thé 'contested "Victory loan," out
of the way. Both senate and house
worked steadily until sine die ad
journment at noon Tuesday.
The senate remained in session all
Saturday night to pass the loan bill,
the keystone measure of the calen
dar, adjourning shortly before 7 Sun
day morning, while the house held a
business session, disposing of the con
ference report on the hospital bill.
The senate also held a brief session
for eulogies of deceased congressmen,
but business went over until Monday.
Passage of the loan bill without a
record vote and in the identical form
in which it came from the house def
initely marked the course of future
legislation and gave assurance that
President Wilson would not find it
necessary to change his plan of call
ing the new congress after his return
from France, probably in June. Most
republicans favored . an earlier extra
session, but after republican senators
failed to reach any decision as to the
advisability of obstructing the loan
bill, no filibuster was undertaken.
Important BUI* Doomed.
Although many important bills, in
cluding the $720,000,000 navy appro
priation measure, with its authoriza
tion of a new three-year building pro
gram an dthe $1,215,000 army bill, ap
parently àre doomed, administration
leaders believe that none is of suf
ficient importance to require an ear
lier call of congress.
Final action by the house on the
♦1,000,000,000 wheat price guarantee
bill is expected, with the measure
then ready for the- president's sig
nature. Another important bill now
regarded as certain of enactment is
the general deficiency appropriation
measure, carrying ♦750,000,000 addi
tional for the railroad administration.
Of other important bills remaining,
leaders planned to pass the diplomat
ic, hospital construction and military
academy appropriation measures and
that repealing the war tax on semi
Besides the army and navy bills,
legislation which seemed certain to
fail included the $850,000,000 sundry
civil bill, which contains $660,000,000
for the shipping board, and the oil
and mineral land leasing and water
power development measures. Dis
position of the agricultural appropria
tion bill, containing the senate com
mittee rider proposing repeal of the
daylight saving law and many other
measures still was regarded in doubt.
No Chance ton Suffrage.
Suffrage leaders admit that there
is no possibility of congress -acting
upon the compromise equal franchise
constitutional amendment resolution
at this session.
Passage this morning by the sen
ate .of the Victory loan bill, authoriz
iiig sale by the treasury of $7,000,000,
000 of new short term notes and $1,
000,000,000 for advances by the war
finance corporation in extending the
American foreign commerce came aft
er a bitter controversy.
Congressman Tor Two Days.
Washington, D. C.—Republicans of
the house found themselves in the
majority late Saturday night and aft
er a bitter debate, by a strict party
vote of 182 to 173, unseated Repre
sentative Sebulon Weaver, democrat,
of ,the Tenth North Carolina district,
in favor of James J. Britt, republican.
Britt will hold his seat only two days
but the victory gives his salary and
allowances for the full term. The con
test was over the 1916 election. Wea
ver was elected to succeed himself
last fall.
Perfect Wireless Phone.
London.—Experiments in a new
type of wireless telephone are so far
advanced that it is hoped within a
few weeks it will be possible to speak
between London and New York, while
the establishment of a regular com
mercial service by wir dess telephone
between London and New York early
next year is expected by the Mar
coni company.
Further Indications of a great ac
tivity in the hop market are shown
by the filing at Yakima Feb. 24 of
contracts for 353,000 pounds hops
at prices ranging from 18 to 25
cents a pound. At an average price
of 20 cents, the deal involves over
$70,000. The sales were all made
to McNeff Brothers by growers.
C. T. Riffee has succeeded C. M.
Murphy, Mossy Rock general mer
R. R. Jones has succeeded F. G. Bar
nes, Silver Lake general merchant.
No Fight Left in the Men, Declare
American Army Expert*—De
cline to Volunteer.
Coblenz.—In the opinion expressed
by United St&tes army officers who
have specialized on the question of
demobilization and readjustment of
the enemy forces thére no longer is
any doubfabout the complete use
lessness of the re Amants of the old
German army now in regimental and
battalion departments „ throughout
In the American third army intel
ligence bureau it is estimated in the
summary of an expert that there are
approximately 300,000 men, mostly of
the 1899 Class, who have ' declined to
volunteer for the new army.
"There is no fight in these men,"
said the American expert.
Retiring M*ember of Cabinet to Go to
Paris Immediately to Assist
the President. s
Washington, D. _ C.—Thomas W.
Gregory, retiring attorney general 6f
the United States, will accompany
President Wilson to Paris as general
adviser and assistant at the peace
Half Billion Will Be Spent During the
Coming Season.
Washington, D. C.—Approximately
$500,000,000 will be spent on highway
construction during the ooming sea
son, giving employment to 100,000
men, according to an estimate by
the department of agriculture, based
on known federal fünds available
and a. survey of the ptate and muni
cipal funds and ifiàde public at a
conference this week between Secre
tary Houston and representatives of
the higrway departments of 27 states.
Their Governor Asks Help in Appeal
Made to Wilson.
Washington, D. C.—A picture of dis
tressing conditions in' Porto Rico, re
sulting from an earthquake last Oc
tober and an epidemic, was given to
President Wilson Saturday by Gover
nor Yager, who asked the president's
aid in obtaining action on a house
bill appropriating $300,000 for relief
work, held up in the senate. Owing
to demands on the president's time,
Governor Yager submitted his re
quest in a letter.
Washington State items.
What is believed to be the richest
ore found in Stevens county, possibly
in the state, has been struck in the
property of the United Copper Mining
company, Chewelah.
Seattle municipal employes who
joined the recent general strike have
been penalized by the loss of their
annual vacation and those who did
not respond to the mayor's demand
to rethrn to work at the time set will
lose, in addition, 15 days' pay.
T. G. Hastie, who has'been in Spo
kane as division and assistant engin
eer of the Great Northern for some
years, and who has been in charge of
the United States railroad adminis
tration work for this region, has been
appointed resident engineer of the
Great Northern at Great Falls.
With six dissenting votes the sen
ate Monday passed the Carlyon road
bill, which submits to the people at
the next general election a proposi
tion to bond the motor vehicle licen
ses' for 20 years to raise $30,000,000,
which is to be expended on a state
system of trunk-line, hard-surfaced
highways estimated to cover. 2000
Members of the farmers' union from
Walla Walla, Garfield and Columbia
counties at a tri-county, meeting Sat
urday adopted resolutions favoring the
request of the federal farm board,
which urges investigations of the de
partment, of agriculture and also fa
vored a bill now pending in the leg
islature which would allow local gov
ernment of counties by commission
o* managers.
Out of the appropriations commit
tee Tuesday came the substitute bill
for the Lamping bill, which was de
feated, providing $5,0jj0,000 for the
payment of rewards for returned sol
diers, the money to be disbursed by
the veterans' welfare commission.
This money is to be raised by a poll
tax of $10 on every male person be
tween the ages of 21 and 40. The limit
for each soldier is to be $100. This
bill, it' is believed, will pass.
' The United States Indian service
has drafted new plans for develop
ment work on the Yakima Indian res
ervation, which includes the Wapato
and Satus projects. Under the new
plans four laterals are provided, be
ing a drop of several feet below in
tersection lateral and main canal. The
drop will be utilized for general elec
tricity, the power being conveyed to
the central pumping station, which
raises water tp the high level on the
bench running to F°rt Simcoe.
Garvan Succeeds Palmer.
Washington, D. C.—Francis P. Gar
van of New York city was appointed
by President Wilson as alien property
custodian to succeed A. Mitchell Pal
mer, who became attorney general
:• Army be 20 divisions of
. - 10,000 EACH.
U. 8. Make* Reaervation on Dlaman- g
tling pi Helgoland and Kiel Canal Mà
—Give Financial Data—Settle
Term* After the War.
Paris.—Marshal Foch Monday pre
sented to the' council of the great
powers the military terms to be In
corporated in the peace treaty. These
will be considered with the naval
terms already submitted to the coun
The military terms provide for the
disarmament of Germany down to 20
divisions of 10,000 men each, includ
ing 15 divisions of infantry and' five
of cavalry. Severe restrictions are
placed on the manufacture of all class y
of war materials and the military and *.
commercial use of the airplane 1 b lim
ited to the minimum.
Naval Terms.
The naval terms now before the ^
coimcil provide not only for the com
plété suppression of Germany's sub
marine equipment, but also for the
termination of all submarine warfare
by all nations throughout the world,
thus ending the use of the submarine
in navaj warfare.
The provision for dismantling the
fortifications of Helgoland and Kiel
canal has been made the subject of
reservation by Admiral Benson, rep
resenting the United States, whereby
this shall not be a precedent appli
cable to American canal and harbor
defenses, such as Hell Gate, oCpe Cod
canal and others.
To Destroy Warships. i
The proposal for the destruction of
the large German warships is ap- i
proved in the report by the British
and American naval authorities, but
the, French still make reservations
against the destruction of these «Mp «
Thé supreme council is expected to
pass on this and other naval and mili
tary subjects soon.
Financial and Economic Problems.
The council of the great powers
have begun consideration of finnnr.««.i
and economic problems, both as af
fecting the treaty of peace and per
manent conditions after the war. This ?
subject is taken up after-weeks giv
en to hearings on territorial ques
Has Full Authority to Determln*
Which Nations Will Receive
Food Supplies.
Washington, D. C.—Herbert Hoover
has been appointed by. President Wil
son as director general of the Amer
ican relief administration, created un
der the new $100,000,000 European
famine relief bill, with full authority
to direct the furnishing of foodstuffs
and other urgent supplies purchased
out of the relief fund and to arrange
for their transportation, distribution
and administration.
The Victory loan to be floated late
in April is expected to be for $5,000,
000,000, the house ways and means
committee reported Feb. 24 in sub
mitting. elgislation authorizing sal*
of short-term notes instead of bonds.
The bill has been called up in the
A new issue of tax certificates of
indebtedness of indefinite -enMuinL
dated- March 15 and maturingI mV
18, bearing interest at 41-2 per cenv,
was announced Feb. 24 by the treas
ury, and the last current issue, put
on the market January 16, was
closed, effective Feb. 24, with about
$370,000 subscribed.
Carrying a total of $18,744,764, the
omnibus appropriation bill was in
troduced in the senate Feb. 25.
Without any attempt having been
made by the 'committees to figure
out the mileage, it is probable that
when the supplemental bill and an
ticipated appropriations of various
kinds are provided it will be about
11.5 mills. Two years ago the levy
from the general fund was 8.32 miiia .
In 1918 it was 8.92 mills.
Serb* May Figh,t Italians.
Paris.—The Serbians have mobil
ized 60,090 Jugo-Slav youths in the
Laibach area and are equipping them
with Austrian arms and supplies, due
to the lack of their own accountre
ments. The present Italian Serbian
"front" is 12 or 15 miles west of the
Laibach fortress, the Italians holding
the town of Adelborgidria, where the
troops are billeted in the grottos and
mercury mines.
Decide Now to Build 8hips.
Portland, Ore.—Reinstatement or
ders were received this week from
the federal shipping board of orders
for two steel steamships recently can
celed at the yard of the Northwest
Steel company. Of 20 contracta can
celed here last month, 10 have now
been reinstated.

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