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TOLUMB VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO FRIDAY. DECEMBER 6, 1918 NUMBER 59 AMERICAN SOLDIERS WILL POLICE BERLIN American, British and French soldiers are to be sent to Berlin and Mann heim to police those cities and protect the German population and the am bassadors and consuls of neutral countries from the Bolsheviki which threat ens to massacre all who do not agree with their tenets. Sixteen thousand more major casualties are reported today by the war department, despite the fact that it has been almost a month since hostilities ceased. No explanation of the delay is given. The department of justice makes startling announcement of the intrigue and double dealing of Count Bernstorff, former German ambassador to the United States, involving William R. Hearst, newspaper publisher and candi date for United States senator, and governor of New York and continuous candidate for president. Rioting in Berlin has resulted in much firing in the principal streets and general turmoil in the German capital, with grave fears of a massacre before the Allied forces can reach that point. Following are the telegraphic and cable report's received today; Allied Troops- Will Police Berlin. COPENHAGEN, Thursday. —(^By Associated Press.)—Allied and Ameri forces will temporarily occupy Berlin, exercising police supervision, according to the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, of Berlin, which says an American wireless to this effect has been intercepted by the Germans. This newspaper says that Mannheim may be similarly occupied. The reason for this action is said to be the regrettable incident during which the supervisor of a prisoners camp shot three Frenchmen. Firing in Streets of Berlin. LONDON.—Serious disorders have arisen in Berlin and considerable firing has occurred in the principal streets, according to reports reaching the Dutch-German frontier, says the Exchange Telegraph company's dispatch from Amsterdam. Trouble is said to have been caused by the German Bolsheviki, which threatened to begin a massacre of non-sympathizers with them Friday night. Hearst's Man Employe of Germany. WASHINGTON.—A. Bruce Bielaski, chief of the bureau of investigation of the department of justice today laid before the senate committee investi gating brewery and German propaganda cablegrams exchanged in 1916 between Count Bernstorff, then ambassador here and the Berlin foreign of fice, suggesting June 2, 1916 as a favorable time to get William R. Hearst to send a first rate journalist to Berlin. Bernstorff told the German foreign office that the man selected was William Bayard Hale, who, he said, had been the confidential agent of the German embassy since the beginning of the war and was bound as such by a contract to June 23, 1918. The message said* "Hearst is unaware that Hale is our agent and knows him only as a 'Ger manophile' journalist." According to Bielaski the government paid Hale to visit Rumania to as certain if it were possible to prevent that nation's entry Into the war. Hearst was ignorant of Hale's employment on this mission, Bielaski said. Mr. Bielaski told the committee that in October, 1914, Count Bernstorff wrote Dr. Albert, German propagandist and Count Dernburg, saying that the Washington Post was offered to him for $2,000,000 with the understand ing that after the waf the Post's owners would be permitted to repurchase it for $1,500,000. Reception to Wilson at Brest. PARIS.—The city council of Brest, where President Wilson will land, is preparing an elaborate reception, says a telegram from the mayor of Brest, a socialist, to a Paris socialist newspaper, Humanité. He says there will be a triumphant arch and the mayor will present .an address to the president on behalf of the city council. Washington Non-commital on Kaiser's Fate. WASHINGTON.—The United States government is still standing aloof from the European controversy over the possible arrest of the former Ger man emperor for trial, said a state department official today. The question has not been considered in Washington, expressed no opinion whatever on the subject. 16,000 More American Casualties Reported. WASHINGTON.—The war department today announced that 16,000 major casualties, including killed in action, died of wounds, died of disease, severely wounded and missing had not been finally reported to the next of kin. War in Ukrane Broke Out Afresh. GENEVA, Switzerland.—General Skoreopadski, hetman of Ukrane, has been killed and all power in that country is now in the hands of the Unionists who hold Kieve after a severe battle in which 10,000 men, including 500 officers, were killed and wounded, according to a telegram received by the Ukranian bureau at Lausanne. The American government has Inhumanity to Military Prisoners Stopped. WASHINGTON.—The practice of tÿing militàry prisoners to the bars of cells and all other methods of severe corporal punishment have been ordered abolished by the war department. Secretary Baker, in making -the state ment today, said that the efficiency of such punishment as deterrent to viola tion of military rules has been foufliS questionable. Preliminary Peace Conference Dec. 17. pXrIS.—(H avas.)—Allies conference at Paris to deal with the peace preliminaries will open December 17, according to the Echo de Paris, sessions of this body are expected to end about January 15 when the pre iminary sessions of the peace conference will begjn with the admission of the German plenipotentiaries. The Allies Protest to China. PEKING, Monday.—(By Associated Press)—The American, British, French, Italian and Japanese ministers today presented to President Shsu Shih Chang a memorandum expressing great concern of the associated govern ments at witnessing the continued civil strife in China and their wish to •encoorage the efforts of both sides for reconciliation. Overdue Hospital Ship Reports. WASHINGTON.—Anxiety over the delayed arrival of the hospital ship, Comfort, several days overdue from Europe with wounded American soldiers, was relieved today by the navy department announcement that the ship had stopped at the Azore Islands to escape a heavy storm and should reach New York tomorrow or Sunday. Flu is Bad in Samoa Islands. LONDON.—Six thousand deaths from Spanish influenza have occurred at Samoa, according to a Melbourne, (Australia) dispatch to the Exchange ^Telegraph company. also pleaded guilty and was fined $200 and sentenced to serve four J months in the Latah county jail. ' Dewey Farrar and Winston Me WHISKEY MAKER GETS 13 MONTHS MAN WHO HAD STILL IN URQU HART BUILDING AND THREE OTHERS SENTENCED Thirteen monthsdn the federal prison at McNeill's Island was the sentence Judge Dietrich, of the federal court imposed on Stephen Weller, wnc op erated a still for the illicit manu facture of whiskey in the basement of fhe Urquhart building in Moscow, where he was janitor. He had entered a plea of guilty after being indicted by the grand jury. Carl Thyr, of Troy, who had ä still in the woods between Troy and Avon, Kinsey, of Nez Perce county, were found guilty of introducing liquor on an Indian reservation but the jury recommended leniency for Farrar. He was given three months in the Nez Perce county jail and fined $100. McKinsey was given eight months in the same jail and also fined $100. Today the trial of Joseph R. Bell, charged with introducing liquor on an Indian reservation, was on trial but the trial was interrupted by one of the jurors and one of the witnesses taking sick. An adjourn ment was taken in order that the juror could be examined by a physi cian to ascertain if he had influenza, It was found he was only suffering with stomach trouble and court ad journed to 4 o'clock in order to permit him to recover from his temporary ailment. One of the witnesses was taken ill and is believed to have in fluenza. His testimony was taken in bed and will be introduced when the trial is resumed. Court will adjourn tomorrow even ing. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Close School Till Dec. 30 ♦ + ♦ * There will be no school ih ♦ ♦ Moscow before December 30. ♦ + The public schools will open on + ♦ that date, if conditions are fav 4> ♦ orable and there will be no holi- 4> + day for New Year's day. This ♦ + is the decision of the school 4* + board reached at a special meet- + + ing this afternoon. The action ♦ ♦ was taken on the advice of phy- ♦ 4* sicians who deem it inadvisable + + and unsafe to open the schools ♦ ♦ before that time. At this meeting it was disclos- + 4* ed that 11 new cases of influen- ♦ + zà have developed in Moscow 4* ♦ this week, although but six of 4* + them had been reported to Dr. 4* 4* Adair, city health officer, and 4* 4* that most of these are in fami- ♦ ♦ lies whose children would be in + ♦ school if there were school. 4*1 4» With deaths in the United States + 4* from influenza having passed 4* 4* the 300,000 mark, it was thought 4* 4» best to keep the schools closed. 4* 4* Another meeting of the board 4* 4* will be held tomorrow to try to 4* 4 1 arrange a correspondence course 4* 4* for senior students of the high 4 1 4* school during the quarantine. 4 , 4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4* 4 4" ♦ . -fa REACHES SEATTLE SACK CARRIED FROM SACRA MENTO TO SEATTLE THROUGH BAIN AND SNOW The government plans to establish airplane mail routes in many sections of the United States, using the big airplanes that were made for war purposes to carry the mail. Some of these planes will carry more than ton and make from 60 to 100 miles an hour. A trial trip from Sacramento to Seattle was completed yesterday. A dispatch from Seattle telling of the arrival of the carrier there, follows: SEATTLE, Dec. 5.—Weather per mitting, Lieutenant A. F. Hogland, army aviator, will leave here at about 9 a. m., tomorrow on his return flight to Mather field, Sacramento. The return trip will be made over the same route covered on Lieutenant Hogland's flight north, which was completed yesterday. Eugene, Ore., will be the first stop on the home ward journey. A stop probably will be made at Red Bluff, Cal. A bag of mail, carried from Sacra mento by the aviator, was delivered to the Seattle postoffice today. The Seattle office, Lieutenant Hogland said today, probably will send a bag south with him. Lieutenant Hogland's flight was made at the request of the postal au thorities to determine upon a possible aerial mail route between California and the northwest. Rain and Snow. "I was busy dodging peaks between Sacramento and Eugene," Lieutenant Hogland said today. "After leaving Eugene I ran into a nasty rainstorm and was unahle to see the topography of the land unless I flew very low. For almost three hours I was out of sight of land and guided the machine by compass. "When I flew high I ran into a and hail storm and couldn't get above it, as my machine coul.i climb to only 9500 feet. It was freezing cold. . , "It rained every minute or the trip between Eugene and Tacoma. When I reached Tacoma I went down to look the city ovei, Loping I had reached Seattle. My map and compass and the landmarks showed me I had not arrived at the right place so I came on up here." A Tight rain was falling here today. Unless it clears Lieutenant Hogland may delay his departure for several days. Army officials have taken charge of the airplane. snow FORESTRY SHORT COURSE TO OPEN SOON DATE OF OPENING DEFINITELY FIXED FOR JANUARY 1— FOREST RANGERS NEEDED The date of opening course in forestry at the University of Idaho, postponed from November 4 on account of the influenza epi demie, has now been definitely fixed as January first, and the course will continue twelve weeks. This course is planned to meet the needs of forest rangers and guards; also of woodland owners and others engaged in some branch of the lumber industry, who wish to acquire a knowledge of the general principles of forestry. It pre pares for the civil service examina tion for the position of forest ranger in the U. S. forest service, Admission is without examination, and anyone may attend who has the equivalent of eighth grade prepara tion. The work is intensely practical, and is given by lecture, in the labora tory, and by actual field demonstra tion. A special effort will be made to adapt the course to meet the re quirements of returned soldiers, wish ing to take advantage of it. For fur ther particulars address. School of Forestry, University of Idaho, Mos cow, Idaho. 10 bei WORK FOR IDKNO SOLDIERS turning Idaho soldiers may be secured in the shortest time possible, and in cora pliance with instructions from Washing ! ton, Marion J. Kerr, federal director of j labor in this state, lias districted Idaho | | into six districts placing in charge men I who_, will direct supervision over the labor situation. STATE DIVIDED INTO SIX DIS TRICTS—MOSCOW IS CENTER OF FOUR COUNTIES BOISE.—That employment for all rc The divisions announced are as fol lows ; District No. 1 : Booneville, Butte. Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Mad ison and Teton counties. Examiner in charge, M. J. Kerr, St. Anthony. District No. 2 : Bannock, "Bear Lake. Bingham, Franklin, Oneida and Power I counties. Long, Pocatello. District No. 3: Blaine. Camas, Cassia. Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls counties. Examiner in charge, G. S. McGraw. .Twin Falls. District No. 4; Adams, Ada, Boise. Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Idaho, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington. Exam iner in charge, E. H. Hasbrouck, Boise. District No. 5 : Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce counties. Examiner in charge, L. F. Parsons, Moscow. District No. 6: Benewah. Bonner, Boundry. Kootenai and Shoshone coun ties. Examiner in charge, Charles E. Struthers. Wallace. P. E. Examiner in charge, In connection with the big labor pro gram outlined by the department. Direct or Kerr has issued the following state ment to examiners : "It is up to the United States employ ment service of this state to put in opera tion necessary machinery for the hand ling of this work, and I feel sure that will have no difficulty in securing the co-operation of all of the organiza tions in the different localities. "Our experience in the past has taught" us that the people of Idaho will respond to every call. As this matter is urgent, it must have our immediate attention. I therefore ask that the examiners and community labor boards of the several districts proceed at once to get in touch with county council of defense of each county in their district 'as these councils are practically the head of all war ac tivities in the several counties' and ask their co-operation. It is necessary that shall be advised fully of the cotn W . you plete organization for this work of sach county and know that every city and local community is organized to handle the work locally. I am sure that every community will be more than willing to take care of its returning soldiers, bid them welcome and provide every oppor tunity possible for them to secure the proper employment for their future main tenance and those that may be depending upon them, and even to go farther than that and assist others who mav be under the necessity of being provided with op portunity for employment. "While the war is over the work is not ended. It is the beginning of a period of time where the greatest oppor tunity will be afforded to render service to those that are unfortunate and that have no means of support. Opportunity must be provided for emplovmcnt that every man may be placed in' a position that he can provide for his family and those deoehding 'V'*'" him whether ho shall have been a soldier or not! The time has come when every American citizen will be tested as to his loyalty not only to his country but to his fellow men. Opportunity will be afforded to each of us to render valuable service to our country and to those who need our help. I urge that you carrv this message to the people and that we may not r«lax our efforts to finish the work so well begun that the end mav -be all that we have hoped for, that peace may be main tained with honor and that every man, woman and child shall participate in the blessings to follow that peace in that they may be provided with food to eat and raiment to wear that life may not be a burden but that every home" may be made happy in the thought that we live in the land of plenty and that we live not only for ourselves but for the blessings of others as well. I am sure that I can depend upon you to do your part in this splendid work, and ask that you advise this office at once of your program, with full details of your organi zation ; also, make report twice a week of the progress made that we in turn make our report as requested to the department at Washington. Do not hesi tate to wire this office if there is any thing special or of importance." . ; and not to be surprised if, the offer fail ing, a tree is some day missing from the grove. p? Community Christmas Tree. Unless the plans of the committee go amiss, Moscow will this year revive the beautiful custom of placing a handsome Christmas tree in the center of the busi ness district. Mayor Truitt has con sented to send the city teams out after the tree; Mr. Beckman of the Washing ton Water Power company has offered, as in years past, to place the lights on it ; Mr. Langdon of the Telephone and Tele graph company will supply the crew of men and the Machinery necessary to raise the tree in the public sqtrare,- and Mr. Meeker and Mr. Green will, as usual, make a trip to the woods to select the best tree they can find. Owners of fir groves who have an extra fine specimen of municipal Christmas tree are cordially invited to offer it as a gift to the city (INFLUENZA COSTS UNITED STATES MURE THAN THE WAR HENRY FULLERTON WRITES TO MOSCOW FRIENDS A letter written November 6th in France has been received from Harvey L. Fullerton, who formerly worked for Davids. Mr. Fullerton is with an ammunition train of the artillery. He said they were then moving north. The weather in France was becoming colder and rain was the common occur rence ; in fact, rainy days should he designated as French weather. Monday is market day in France. They put their wares right out in the middle of the street, even dry goods. The hoys arc having a great time witii the French language. They will have a French brogue when they return. r ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES STATEMENT SHOWS WHAT OFFICE ACCOMP LISHED SINCE WAR WITH GERMANY BEGAN WASHINGTON.—The story of how enemy agents have been caught, dis loyalty suppressed, draft slackers appre hended, dangerous Germans interned, explosions and other sabotage prevented, was given to the public today in Attorney General Gregory's annual report. Referring to enforcement of the espion age act, Mr. Gregory said : "This department has proceeded upon the general principle that the constitu tional right of free speech, free assembly and petition exist in war time as in peace, and that the right of discussion of gov ernmental policy and the right of politi cal agitation are the most fundamental rights in a democracy." The attorney general disclosed that only 6,000 enemy aliens have been arrest ed on presidential warrants and exam ined with a view to internment and that "a considerable number of these have been placed in internment camps admin istered by the army. The balance were paroled. German men and there were comparative ly few German women or Austro-Hun Ahout 480.000 Germans have Most enemies interned were ganans. been registered in the nation-wide census —260,000 men and 220,000 women. Up to last July 1, department of just ice investigators had rounded up 23,439 draft evaders, causing their induction into the service. More than 220,000 cases of men who had failed to file question naires or appear for physical examina tion were investigated. War activities claimed the principal 1 , . . portions of the report, and after referring to the growth of the department s secret service to six times its size in 1916, and the efficient organization of the Amen can Protective league of 250,000 citizen volunteers, Mr. Gregory said : ."It is safe to say that never m its history has this country been so thoroly policed as at present. "When it becomes possible, through the lapse of time, to disclose fully the activities of these various secret services their work will stand out as one of the substantial achievements of the war, Hints o* an, American espionage sys tern were given ;h -the statement that the secret services 'have given protec tion, not only to the civilian population, but to the armed forces and some of their activities have also resulted in di~ rect damage to the enemy forces abroad. ' Great stress was laid on the sufficiency of normal civil processes "and the need lessness of attempting to invoke the use of military tribunals in this country." The department has been hampered in suppressing propaganda, said the attorney general, by "self-appointed committees or associations of citizens who, ignorant or dissatisfied with the scope of the fed eral laws or jurisdiction, have sought to supplement them by extra legal measures of intimidation and punishment." Another hampering influence was the dissemination of hundreds of unfounded reports relating to use of poison gas by enemy agents, ground glass in food and damage to Red Cross supplies, Referring to difficulties with members of the I. W. W., socialists and similar bodies, the attorney general said: "It has been the policy of this department that no person should be prosecuted or interned solely by reason of his member ship in any such organization ; that guilt is always personal and that under no circumstances should any organization or body of men be prosecuted as such." Mr. Gregory's recommendations pro pose legislation to make a federal war rant run to any part of the United States, so that indicted individuals cannot escape trial so easily ; retirement of a federal judge at the age of 70, if they have served 10 years or more ; legislation to make it an offense to send through the mail let ters threatening life or property; tighten ing up of bankruptcy laws ; and legisla tion making it possible to sue a corpora tion in any district in which it transacts business. P 1 See the Parade Tomorrow. A parade and review of the S. A. T. C. men will be held at the fair grounds at 10:45 tomorrow (Satur day) forenoon. This will be the last chance to see the men of classes A and B together and the public is in vited to the fair grounds to see the parade. Everybody welcome. A report just issued by the gov ernment shows that between 300,000 and 350,000 deaths have occurred in the United States as a direct result of pneumonia. This is between six and seven times as many deaths as were reported among the great army of more than three and a half million men, the total death list in the army, from disease, wounds, accident and battle was 53,169. The following re ports show the seriousness of the epidemic: WASHINGTON.—(By Associated Press.)—Between 300,000 and 350,000 deaths from influenza and pneumonia have occurred among the civilian population of the United States since September 15, according to estimates today of the public health service. These calculations weïe based on re ports from cities and states keeping accurate records and health officials believe they are conservative. The epidemic persists, but deaths are much less numerous, according to reports reaching here. Insurance companies have been hard hit by the epidemic, government reports indicate, although there are no figures available to show total losses sustained by the companies. The government incurred liabilities of more than $170,000,000 in connec tion with life insurance carried by soldiers in army camps, not including those in Europe. About 20,000 deaths occurred in the camps in the United Military Reserves Quarantined. SAN FRANCISCO.—Four military reservations were placed under quar antine tonight as the result of an in crease in the number of new cases of influenza. The increase, according to medical authorities, is due to the re cent arrival of large bodies of troops. SPOKANE.-*Three hundred and sixty-two new cases of Spanish in fluenza, fourteen new pneumonia and eight deaths were reported here tonight. The health authorities tomorrow morning will discuss the advisability of replacing the ban which prevailed for six weeks until it was lifted two weeks ago. Seattle Must Lay Quarantine. SEATTLE.—Spanish influenza was today made a quarantinable disease when the city council passed an emer gency measure asked by the health authorities. Today there were 422 new cases of influenza reported, and seven deaths. cases Revival in. Chicago. CHICAGO.—Four hundred and four of influenza and 89 of new cases pneumonia, with 39 deaths from both diseases, were reported in Chicago to day. This was nearly double the num ber reported yesterday. State University Closes. COLUMBIA, Mo.—The University of Missouri tomorrow will close until the first part of January on account of the influenza epidemic. Dr. James Jones of the university faculty an nounced tonight. •" REPORTED MISSING WAR DEPARTMENT LOSES TRACK OF MOSCOW BOY AND WIRES TO HIS PARENTS Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Robbins today received a telegram from Adjutant Gen eral Harris, at Washington, D. C, say ing: "Deeply regret to inform you that Private Don L. Robbins, infantry, is officially reported missing in action, since September 29. Will send further information when received." This would excite the ordinary parent, but it did not excite Mr. Robbins, who has three sons, all Moscow boys, in the He knows that Don was all right on November 3. wounded in action and taken to a hos pital in which his brother, Claire B. Robbins, of the medical corps, is ployed, and was nursed back to health. On' November 3 both boys wrote fronr service. He had been fin This is one month and this hospital, four days after Don was reported as "missing in action." He was then re garded as out of danger. The other son, William L. Robbins, is in the naval aviation corps and was last heard from at Queenstown, Trejand. He was in good health and spirits. Few parents are so well fortified to receive such news as Mr. and Mrs. Robbins, who have the satisfaction of knowing that their son was almost well and out of danger more than a month after the time he was reported as missing. Lewiston Commandery Elects. LEWISTON.—At the annual election of Lewiston commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, the following officers were elected and appointed : D. J. W. Somer ville, E. C. ; C. A. Blanchard, G. : O. M. Elliott, C. G. : J. D. Roberts, W. W. : H. Morris. J. W. : J. H. Gaut, recorder ; R. L. Spiker. treasurer; Thomas Flem prelate; L. B. Wann, warden; Geo. standard bearer : James ing, Underward, Witt, sword bearer; Daniel Needham, sentinel.