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VOLUME VIII
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1919
NUMBER 89
TRANSPORT WITH 2480 AMERICANS AGROUND
An American troops ship with 2,400 wounded soldiers, ran. aground at
an early hour this morning on Long Island. It is believed that the men will
all be rescued and that the ship will be saved. The wounded men are being
removed by a large number of rescue ships and are being well cared for.
President Wilson will arrive in Italy tomorrow morning and be the guest
of the king and queen of that country for a short time. He has been forced
to decline many invitations, among them being one from Switzerland.
American troops are still fighting. Yesterday they recaptured Radish,
a village in the middle sector of the northern Russian front from the
Bolsheviki troops.
Riga is threatened by the murderous Bolsheviki and the people are fleeing
in terror through cold and snow. The Russian fleet will make another at
tempt to leave Kronstadt and meet the British fleet in the Baltic.
Posen, in Poland, is under martial law and rioting there is being placed
under control.
Following are the cable and telegraphic dispatches received today;
Life Boat Crew Reaches Ship.
NEW YORK.—After trying vainly all day to reach the stranded American
transport, Northern Pacific, which went ashore this morning near Fire Island,
the crew of the coast guard reached her in a life boat shortly before 3 p. m.
Ten hours after the transport, which left Brest Christmas day with nearly
3,000 aboard, went aground at 3:30 a. m. today, the prospects of getting
her off are lessening. Those aboard are not considered in danger.
Officials at the army embarkation port of Hoboken declared there is little
likelihood that the transport will be released until the wind changed and
it is virually impossible for the troops to be taken off until then. A radio
gram from the transport said all aboard are safe.
American Troop Ship Runs Aground.
NEW YORK—The troop ship, Northern Pacific,, with over 2,400 American
■officers and soldiers returning from France, went aground early today at
Fire Island, on Long Island. Rescue vessels have been sent to Fire Island
with instructions to remove the troops who are wounded. Nearly six hours
after the vessel grounded it was stated officially that she is not in a dan
France to Form Protectorate.
PARIS. Tuesday—(By Associated Press.)-France plans to assume the
gerous position.
Rescue vessels include United States cruisers, Columbia and DesMoinos
and the transport, Mallory, and the hospital ship, Solace, six destroyers and
five tugs.
The tugs went alongside the Northern Pacific and took aboard troops and
transported the sick to the hospital ship, Solace, and to the Mallory and'
the well soldiers to the cruisers and destroyers.
On the Northern Pacific were 1,679 wounded and sick; 625 well; 17 navy
; 75 sailors, 73 army casual officers, 11 naval casual officers, mak
nurses
ing a total of 2,480.
guidance of the destinies of Armenia,
•of the world's affairs growing out of
with Great Britain and Russia in 1916,
according to
s
not rule othewise,
Associated Press.
Palestine, according to this plan,
tection and England will be responsible
the kingdom of Hedjas, which is to
Bolsheviki Forces
LONDON.—Non-Bolsheviki government
mountains was captured by the
wireless dispatches received here today.
Germans Put Posen
BASEL.—(Havas.)—German authorities
Posen under martial law, according
Food Commission
BERNE.—The inter-allied commission
food situation in German Austria left
American Troops
ARCHANGEL, Tuesday.—(By
terday recaptured the village of Kadish
Russian front and today pushed their
village in the direction of Vologda.
Bolsheviki
COPENHAGEN.—Riga is panic
shevist forces, which are 18 miles
from the region, Berlin reports.
The Russian fleet will attempt to
fleet in the Baltic. Battleships and
Lithuanians tried to put to sea recently
coast and returned to Kronstadt.
President Wilson to
ROME, Tuesday.—President Wilson
the morning of January 2 and will be
Emmanuel, American Ambassador
Victor
Italian ambassador to the United
They will travel from the border by
at Turin and Genoa by the mayor and
10:30 Friday morning and be met at
members of the cabinet and military
President Declines
BERNE, Tuesday.—The American
that President Wilson "regrets that the
ments prevents his visiting Switzerland."
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IS FOUND GUILTY
CONVICTED AT KANSAS CITY ON
THIRTEEN COUNTS UNDER
ESPIONAGE ACT
ISAS CITY, Mo.—lacob Froh
irrmr editorial writer on the
Missouri State-Zeitung, a German
language newspaper, published here,
found guilty on twelve of thir
teen counts of an indictment charg
violation of the Espionage Act.
was
ir.g
The ■ jury, which returned its verdict
, June 28, 1918, was out only three
inutes, establishing a record in fed
•eval court here. Judge Frank A.
Youmans sentenced Frohwerk to ten
years in the federal penitentiary at
Leavenworth, with a fine of $500 on
each of the twelve counts, sentence
and fine being concurrent.
Judge Youmans, in imposing the
-sentence, said that "in no country
has free speech been so abused as in
these United States. In his articles
the defendant upheld Germany and
condemned his own country."
Frohwerk was arrested January 27,
1918, with Carl Gleeser, publisher of
the paper, who subsequently pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to serve
five years. The first count charged r
. conspiracy to violate the Espionage
Act. The other twelve were based on I
on
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Syria and Lebanan in the. new order
the war in conformity with treaties
if the coming peace conference does
authoritative information furnished the
will be placed under international pro
for the Armenian peninsula, except
be free.
Make Capture.
in the area west of the Ural
'Bolsheviki Tuesday, according to Russian
Under Martial Law.
in German-Poland have declared
to reports from Posen.
Goes to Vienna.
charged with investigation of the
today for Vienna.
Recapture Kadish.
Associated Press.)—American troops yes
on the middle sector of the northern
lines forward two miles south of the
Threaten Riga.
stricken over the advance of the Bol
away and many families are fleeing
leave Kronstadt and meet the British
cruisers manned by Esthonians and
but were fired upon from the Finnish
Visit Rome Tomorrow.
will arrive at thé Italian front on
met at the border by aides of King
Page and-Count Di Gellere, the
special royal train and will be greeted
municipality. Will arrive at Rome at
the station by the king and queen,
and civil authorities.
Swiss Invitation.
legation here announced this afternoon
pressure of numerous other engage
articles and editorials which it was
charged constituted actual violation
of the law. .
At the request of Francis M. Wil
son, United States district attorney,
Judge Youmans instructed the jury to
find the defendant "not guilty ' on
the count of the indictment. _
Frohwerk, whose
witness before
sas City, Kans., was a
the judiciary committee of the senate
when that body was considering the
resolution to revoke the charter of the
German-American alliance. He testi
fied as president of the State alliance
to attending a meeting in Chicago at
which resolutions were adopted call
ing upon all Germans in the united
States to act together politically
the presidential campaign of 1916.
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9 o'clock this morning the mercury
stood at zero, which was 20 degrees
colder than the coldest weather we
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LEWISTON DONATES
VALUABLE SCHOOL SITE
LEWISTON, Idaho, Dec. 31,—The
Lewiston city council unanimously
voted to donate a tract of land lying
just west of the normal school for
use as the site of the proposed new
administration building, which will
cost upward of $150,000. The value
of the tract is $18,000. The council
took the view that the grant of this
land to the state normal school not
only was an act of cooperation for
ipbuilding of the school but they
considered the ground would still be
available in a large measure as pub
lic grounds.
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VICTOR BERGER
ON MESS STAND
WELL KNOWN SOCIALIST, ON
TRIAL FOR ESPIONAGE, TES
TIFIES IN DEFENSE
CHICAGO.—Efforts made by a girl
stenographer employed by a Chicago
newspaper to get a love note to one of
the jurors today halted the trial of the
five socialist leaders charged with viola
tion of the espionage law. The girl,
it is said, had been flirting with one of
the jurors for several days, scribbled
a love note and handed it to a bailiff
with a request that he deliver it to the
juror.
The bailiff reported the incident to
Judge Landis, who stopped the trial
to make an investigation. He summon
ed the lawyers and defendants before
him in' his chambers and later sent for
the girl stenographer and a woman re
porter employed by a Milwaukee néws
paper.
qwtiomngA* ^enogi r ^ er co °[
y j nce< j t | iat n0 c ff ort had been made to
, tamper with the jury and that the girl's
action was the result of ignorance of
court rules. He ordered the girl ex
eluded from further sessions of the trial
and the hearing proceeded.
Berger on Stand.
Victor L. Berger, congressman-elect
from Milwaukee, the last of the five de
fendants to be called as a witness, was
on the stand throughout the day. When
v.utfrl adjourned'until Thursday morn
ing his direct examination had not been
concluded.
Berger, after giving his life's history,
described himself as a conservative and
construcitve socialist who believed in
accomplishing results by peaceful and
honorable means.
. "There are two schools of socialists,"
lie said, "historical and hysterical. I be
long to the historical school. I believe
in complying with the law. I was never
arrested in my life until this case,
have little patience with some of the
young men who compose the radical ele
ment of our party. The bolsheviki in
Russia are extreme radicals who believe
in confiscating, property and resorting
to violence to carry their end. I_ do
not approve of any of those things
and never have.
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Obtain Control Gradually.
"My plan is to obtain control gradual
I would not con
Mv wav of abol
!y and pay as we go.
fiscale any property,
ishing the great trusts would be to have
the government buy them. That would
be cheapests in the end."
Berger said he never approved of
sabotage or any other form of violence
practiced by the I. W. W. He said that
when the I. W. W. was organized in
1905 he was invited to join, but refused.
Later he was responsible for the ex
pulsion of W. D. Haywood, general sec
retary and treasurer of the 1. W. W.,
now serving a prison term, from the so
cialist party.
He explained the difference between
the I. W. W, and the socialist party. The
former, he said, was an economic organ
ization which believed in direct action
and sabotage to achieve its aims,
socialist party, he said, was a political
organization that stood for compliance
with law and mass action by peaceable
Socialists, he said, believed in
The
means.
evolution rather than revolution.
Regards Himself as Patriotic.
The witness discussed the efforts of
socialists to abolish war and said he
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EXTREME COLD WAVE
MERCURY DRQPS BELOW ZERO
IN INLAND EMPIRE TOWNS.
DENVER SUFFERS, TOO
PULLMAN, Wash.,
31
Plumbers were busy in Pullman today
repairing burst water pipes, the mer
cury last night Wving dropped to 10
below zero.
Dec.
Palouse Plpns to Cut Ice.
PALOUSE, Wash., Dec. 31— Last
night was by faè the coldest the Pa
louse country has experienced this
winter. In town the thermometers
registered from four to six below zero
while a number of farmers reported
10 degrees below zero at their homes.
Ice has been frozen to a thickness of
several inches on the Palouse river,
and people are expecting the present
cold weather to make the ice thick
enough to cut for storage.
Zero Weather at Juliaetta.
JULIAETTA, Idaho, Dec. 31—From
6 to 9 o'clock this morning zero
weather prevailed at Juliaetta, which
was 20 degrees colder than had been
experienced here before this winter.
Below Zer S at Sprague.
SPRAGUE, Wash., Dec. 31—The
coldest weather of this winter was
last night, when thermometers regis
tered a few degrees below zero. There
stiff wind'Urom the northeast,
and the snow drifted some. It is not
thought that winter wheat is hurt.
Snow Covering Helps Wheat.
OAKESDALE, Wash., Dec. 31—
Thermometers registered from 6 to
10 degrees below zero this morning,
the coldest of the winter. There is
a light but helpful coating of snow
the fields, so no serious damage
to wheat is expected.
12 Below at Helena.
HELENA, Mont., Dec. 31—Helena
was a
on
reported 12 degrees below zero to
day. Havre and Miles City had 16
each and were the coldest cities in
the state,
moderating slightly tonight.
26 Below at Mouida.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 31.
—The coldest weather experienced in
this section this winter was regis
tered last night and early today,
when the government thermometer
registered nine absVc zero. Railroad
brought reports of 26 below zero
at Monida, on the border between
Montana and Idaho.
Cold in Minnesota.
RIBBING, Mont, Dec. 31—Local
thermometers registered 12 degrees
below zero here today, the coldest of
the winter. Ely reported 11 degrees
below zero.
Blizzard in Northern Kansas.
GKANSAS CITY, Dec. 31—A snow
storm reaching a blizzard in many
places prevailed tonight from north
ern Kansas to the gulf, according to
reports reaching the local weather
bureau.
The weather generally is
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Railroad Traffic Crippled.
DENVER, Dec. 31—Railroad traf
fic, which was tied, up for two days
last week by a blizzard in .western
Kansas, was interrupted again today
by snow and below zero temperatures,
coupled with high winds over west
Kansas and eastern Colorado.
Nine Below at Sandpoint,
SANDPOINT, Idaho, Dec. 31—The
first cold wave of the season struck
this city tonight, the government
thermometer this morning registering
9 below.
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The World Wants Horses.
The Wall Street Journal regards it as
probable that "nothing _ else on the
American farm will be in greater de
mand abroad than the horse." Unheard
of prices are paid for horses in Europe.
Draft animals selling at $200 at Chi
cago and St. Louis arc worth three to
four times as much in England. France,,
Switzerland and Italy need the Ameri
can market when they get all settled.
If ships were available,-»it is thought
that Europe may be buying American
horses for food. It is the shortage in
ships, in fact, that accounts for the wide
difference in prices between this coun
try and Europe. With an increasing de
mand from that side of the water it is
expressed that this country's surplus
'will be cleaned up within a year.
INFLUENZA SITUATION
AT PALOUSE IS BETTER
PALOUSE, Wash., Dec. 31—While
Palouse has 30 or more cases of in
fluenza a week ago there is but one
case under a doctor's care in town
today. The stamping out of the di
sease is credited in part to the fact
that a quarantine has been enforced
in each case, and the ban on all pub
lic gatherings maintained at the same
time, and also to the clear cold
weather.
It is considered probable that the
ban will be raised here the first of
next week and the schools may open
Monday.
AMERICAN FOOD
REACHES SERBIANS
FIRST RELIEF SHIP SENT BY
HOOVER ARRIVES AT FINAL
DESTINATION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—Arrival
at Trieste of the first steamer carry
ing food supplies for the Serbians and
the sending of a special mission to
Warsaw to organize food relief in Po
land and another to Vienna to investi
gate food conditions there, were an
nounced in a cablegram received at
the food administration today from
Herbert C. Hoover at Paris. A com
mission also has left for Belgrade to
take charge of the situation there.
Conditions in Vienna and also in
Rumania were said to be desperate.
Mr. Hoover said representatives of
the Viennese municipalities now at
Berne, Switzerland, stated that food
supplies for the 2,000,000 people in
the Austrian capital would not last
more than ten days.
As to Rumania, the cablegram said,
the American and allied ministers
that
convinced that the food supplies
would not last more than another
thirty days.
Mr. Hoover's telegram follows:
"The first cargo of foonstuffs
shipped through the cooperation of
the war department and food admin
istration has arrived at Trieste and
other cargoes should arrive at Cat
taro and other points on the Adriatic
sea in the next three days. These
supplies are intendèd for Serbia ând
the territory recently amalgamated
with Serbia in Bosnia and Montene-1
gro, where the distress is very acute.
The only connection is by railroad
from the Adriatic sea, the Bulgarians
having destroyed the railroad from
Saloniki, Greece, beyond the possi
bilitv of repair inside of four months.
"Colonel McIntosh has already ar
rived in Trieste, Austria. Colonel At
wood and staff leave tonight for Ra
enroute for Belgrade, leaving
gusa
representatives at Cattaro and other
points.
"Dr. Vernon Kellogg, Col. Grove
and Hugh Gibson leave Berne tonight
by special train for, Warsaw by way
of Vienna, to take charge of relief
which it is hoped to develop
measures
for Poland.
"A commission representing the
American, French, British and Italian
governments under the chairmanship
of Dr. Alonzo Taylor, with the as
sistance of Capt.iT. T. C. Gregory of
the United States army, is leaving to
night for Vienna in response to rep
resentations as to the dangerous sit
uation which has developed in that
city. The representatives of the Vi
ennese municipalities now at Berne
state that food supplies for the
kept under control in Vienna, but ad
■indicate that unless foodstuffs
be furnished for the city it will
be impossible to maintain order. The
Swiss government is proposing to for
ward at once about a week's supply
for the city, but the situation in Swit
zerland will not permit of their giv
ing more* than a few days' relief.
"The American and allied ministers
in Rumania have telegraphed to their
respective governments that, after
2,000,000 people in the city of Vienna
will not last for more than ten days.
Owing to the disorganization of the
railroads' in Austria and the separat
ing of Hungary and Czecho-Slovakia,
Vienna is practically cut off from any
supplies.
"So far the bolsheviki have been
vices
can
respective governments that, after
investigating, they are convinced that j
the food supply of Rumania will not |
last for more than another thirty days
and that immediate steps for relis,' i
must be taken if the country is not to j
be submerged by bolshevism. Meth- !
ods of relief are under consideration,
affected bv the present extreme dif- j
ficulties. The railroads of Rumania j
are .largely broken down. There is a l
great deal of port destruction and |
there is n bunker coal in the Black*
sea except what can be borrowed
from the allied navies. Further, Ru
mania is entirely without funds to j
pay for food."
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All Creameries Can Contest.
Am- creamery in Wyoming, Mon
Colorado, Idaho, Washington.
California. Arizona
tana, r
Orcgqd. Nevada,.
New Mexico and Utah is eligible to the
butter scoring contest of the Vt i
Dairy Products show, which is t
held in Boise, February 10. 11 and 12.
All exhibits in this contest must he man
ufactnred by and at the creamery ex
hibiting them, and must be sent, express
prepaid, to V. D. Chappell, superinten
dent of the butter department, Western
Dairy Products show, Boise, Idaho, on
a date which will insure arrival in
Boise not later than Friday, February
7, 1919 Agricultural creameries will j
'not.be able to compete. '
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HOW THE NEW YEAR
SEATTLE HAS NOISY CELEBRA
TION—EL PASO GOES CALL
ING—MEXICAN CUSTOM
SEATTLE, Jan. 1.—Seattle today
turned to a new year fraught with
promises of prosperity. While no set
civic program was held to bid fare
well to the old year of war and vic
tory, the noisy crowds in the streets,
hotels and restaurants, aided by
scores of whistles and automobile
horns, at midnight let no one in the
downtown section sleep through the
junction hours of the years.
Watch parties of many descriptions
were held throughout the city. Some
were held in the churches, others on
dancing floors, in public halls and
private homes, while still others at
special midnight theatrical perform
ances.
Cafes last night did not hold the
center of the stage, as they did in
New Year celebrations of the past.
Seattle, being the largest "bone dry"
city in the west, if not in the nation,
celebrated the night soberly, minus
all liquid refreshments except what
little might have been "smuggled" in.
University Club Goes Calling.
EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 1.—New
Year's calling was revived here by the
University Club which is holding a
New Year's open house and reception
in honor of Lieutenant Nelson A.
Miles, who is here as the guest of
Brigadier General Anson Mills, found
er of El Paso. Cards were sent to
all of the officers stationed at Fort
Bliss and to friends of the club mem
bers in an effort to revive the old
custom of exchanging New Year's
calls during the day. Light refresh
ments and dancing is on the program
for the open house and General Mills
assisted General Mills in receiving as
did Brigadier General James J. Horn
brook.
printers. _
| dered by everyone m liberal quantities
I for mailing or delivering personally
TV IT tfie* first day of tne yearr and <.ne
printers work nights and Sunday pre
ceding that holiday to supply the de
! mand. Many of these cards are very
| elaborate. They are heavily embossed
; with "Feliz A no Nuevo greetings
enscrolled on them in ar-istic ettorts.
While the American custom of giving
Christmas cards has been adopted
here, the old Mexican custom of ex
changing New Year's card is gener
ally observed and much money spent
for the cards.
Mexicans Use Calling Cards.
JUAREZ, Mex., Jan. 1—The week
preceding New Year's in Mexico is
always a busy time for the native
New Year's cards are or
SPOKANE,—How he left his own
/ unit stationed far behind the lines on
the fighting front in France, and
joined his dead brother's machine gun
company, where "for five glorious
weeks" he sought vengeance on the
Germans for his brother's death, fis.
related in a letter received here by ^
the parents of Ralph Burch.
His brother, Charles, the first Spo
,kane man to be reported killed in ac
tion in France, died in No Man's Land,
standing by his machine gun after
all support had left him and his three
companions, and they had been sur
j rounded by the Germans. He was
posthumously awarded the French
war cross for his sacrifices.
Months ago the parents ceased to
receive letters from Ralph, the sur
viving brother, and were fearful that
he also had been killed when they
heard from him under the date of No
vember 12, the day after fighting
ceased. The letter related how, un
successful in obtaining permission to
I
LEFT HIS OWN UNIT FAR IN
REAR TO FIGHT FIVE WEEKS
IN BATTLE FRONT
successful in obtaining permission to
leave his unit, he had gone direct to
the front and joined in the thickest
0 f the fighting that preceded the
signing of the armistice,
"And for five glorious weeks I have
been with Charles' old outfit and have
had my chance to get even with the
Hun," he wrote. "I stayed back of
the lines as long as I could stand it,
and when the last big show started,
I left tp do my bit. My old outfit
doesn't know where I am. Now that
it is all over, I'm going back."
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WOMAN MARRIED TWICE
INSIDE SEVEN MONTHS
COEUR D'ALENE.—Maude M. Mab
bett is plaintiff in an action for divorce
brought against Albert E. Mabbett, and
of the grounds for complaint is
u!t she was already married when she
The complaint sets
ion November 15, 1915. at Spokane, and
that the plaintiff had already married
Joseph Whitehead Bryanton at__ Van
couver, Wash., on jVIay 10, 1915, and
within a short time discovered that
Bryanton had a wife in Maine, from
whom he was never separated .
She asks custody of a child which
hears the-name of Mabbett, but which
the plaintiff avers is born of her mar
riage with Bryanton.
one
married Mabbett.
forth that the Mabbctts were married
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