The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. 1919
ALLIES NOW HAVE SIBERIA UNDER CONTROL
The Russian situation in the Siberian sector is pronounced well in hand
with the Allied troops, of which the Americans form no small part, in full
control. The recent annihilation of a Bolsheviki army there with Si,000
prisoners taken by the allied forces, leaves the situation in fine condition.
Japan announces her intention of withdrawing 24,000 of her troops which
have been cooperating with the British, French and American forces there,
yrhich is indicated to mean that the danger poiht has been passed.
p Germany's greatest and most modern battleship, the Baden, with 16 1-2
and 17 inch guns, is to be surrendered to the alliça-within the hext few days.
This will leave Germany without any modern fighting ships, her navy hav
ing been completely surrendered.
Demobilization of the American armj is going forward rapidly and will
reach the maximum within a short time. Idaho troops are coming home in
the very near future with those from other northwestern states.
President Wilson concluded his two days' visit to Rome today with a visit
to the headquarters of the Catholic and Episcopal churches and starts for
Paris this evening.
A cablegram from President Wilson to congress asks for the immediate
appropriation of $100,000,000 to provide food needed immediately for the
starving peoples of certain European countries.
The cable and telegraphic news received today follows:
Russian Situation is Satisfactory.
WASHINGTON.—The official report from the American military attache
with Ambassador Francis in Russia, announced today by General March,
chief of staff, shows the total deaths from all causes in the American forces
in the Archangel region to November 25 to be but 86. Of these nine were
/ killed in. action; seven died of wounds; three were drowned; two died of
accidents and 6-5 died of disease. Later official reports, General March
said, show the military situation in the Archangel district as entirely in
the hands of troops adequately fed and clothed for winter campaigning.
Japan to Withdraw Troops.
LONDON.—Announcement that 24,000 Japanese troops will be withdrawn
from Siberia is reported here by a Tokio dispatch to the Express, quoting
official Japanese war office statements of December 27. The statement
that Japan intends henceforth to maintain the smallest possible forces
Great German Dreadnaught to Surrender.
LONDON, Friday.—Germany's newest battleship, the Baden, will be sur
rendered at a British port within a few days, according to the terms of the
armistice, according to announcement made here.—The Baden has a dis
placement of 28,000 tons. It has been reported that ships of this class are
armed with 16 1-2 and 17-inch guns.
No Ultimatum Has Been Sent.
LONDON.—The British foreign office^denies that an ultimatum has been
sent the German commander of the^Baltic. The foreign office declares it has
no reports of the landing of large British forces in Baltic provinces.
Wilson Asks Vast Sum to Feed Starving Peoples.
WASHINGTON—Congress was asked today by President Wilson in a mes
transmitted through the state department to appropriate $100,000,000
It is understood here that
, the money is wanted chiefly to send food into sections of western Russia,
Poland, Austria and Hungary.
for the relief of European famine sufferers.
President Wilson Visits the Pope.
ROME.—President Wilson today was received at the Vatican by Pope
The president's arrival was announced by the master of the
chamber of the pope who admitted the pres'ident into the throne room,
where two gilded arm chairs had been placed. The president was admitted
immediately into the presence of the pope who was gowned in white.
President Wilson to Leave Rome Tonight.
ROME.—(By Associated Press.)—President Wilson concluded his two days'
into the daylight hours a multiplicity of
visit in Rome today by
activities, including a call upon Pope Benedict at the Vatican and a visit to
the American Episcopal church.
President Wilson leaves for Paris tonight with an itinerary providing for
stops at Genoa, Milan and Turin. Early today President Wilson visited the
Pantheon and laid wreaths upon the tombs of King Victor Emmanuel, Sec
ond, and King Hubert. Later he attended a
of Science and had luncheon at the American embassy.
Pershing Will Send Idaho Troops Home.
WASHINGTON.—Three combat divisions, the 30th, 37th and 91st have
been designated by General Pershing for early return home from France,
General March said today.
The 91st includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Mon.-.
meeting of the Royal Academy
tana, Wyoming, Utah and Alaska troops.
Three entire divisions and the Second corps headquarters, about 83,000
men, who operated with the British army in Flanders under Major General
Read, will be returned home as soon as shipping is available.
Demobilization of the army at home has now reached the last class, combat
division, General March announced,
already been issued and the task is proceeding gradually. Official reports
and 40,491 officers have been dis
The order for disbanding these has
show incomplete total of 630,619
charged up to January 3.
All of Troops and Most of Crew Off Northern Pacific.
FIRE ISLAND, New York.—With the decks clear of the army personnel
and the transshipment of half of her crew ordered, wrecking barges and
lighters are ready to pull the stranded transport, Northern Pacific off the
sands, possibly at the next flood tide._
flicts with the government and en
deavor to make the government's ad
ministration difficult. About 20 Sinn
! Feiners elected to parliament are still
j interned in England prisons charged
with complicity in German plots. The
immediate agitation of the Snn Fein
I ers is reported to be directed toward
seourng the release of these persons.
"Envoy" Writes to Embassies.
of Philadelphia, signing himself "en
IS 10 5E FORMED
SINN FEINERS, WHO WON MANY
' PARLIAMENTARY SEATS TO
DUBLIN.—(By Associated Press)—
The Sinn Feiners will assemble here,
probably next week, for what they de
scribe as the "first parliament of the
is asserted, that the recent elections
show Ireland's self-determination as
independent republic and will de
mand that Ireland's case be heard at
the peace conference,
supposed that the proceedings would
be limited to this form of demonstra
tion, but this week's principal Sinn
They will declare, it
It had been
Fein organ says:
"The national assembly can Issue
its edicts and the people must obey
The belief is expressed here that,
although the holding of the assembly
is considered illegal by the govern
ment, it will not prohibit it and Uiat
not until its ^eftivites lead to at
tempts to compel the people to obey
its decrees will government action
be demanded. It has been stated in
the London press that the Sinn Fein
had ordered certain breweries and
other business firms to discontinue
excise taxes to England. One
of the big breweries, however, asserts
that it has received no such order.
It is said that the Sinn Feiners will
provoke and welcome constant con
voy of the provisional government of
Ireland," announced here yesterday
that he had sent a statement to all
embassies and legations in Washing
ton informing them that the people of
Ireland on December 28 last, severed
political relations with Great Britain.
Decembber 28 was the date of the par
liamentary elections in which the
Sinn Fein element won an overwhelm
ing victory in Ireland. State depart
ment officials said they knew noth
ing of Patrick McCartan.
PAPER PRAISES THE
L. G. Peterson has been appointed
office deputy in the sheriff's office
and expects to leave some time the
latter part of next week. The position
was tendered him some time ago and
after due consideration he accepted.
He is particularly well qualified for a
position of this kind as his knowledge
law will be valuable to the office.
His many friends here will regret to
learn of his decision to leave as he
one' of the most energetic public
welfare workers in the town,
mayor he has served the town well
and has been of great assistance as
chairman of the village board.—Ken
J. L. NAYLOR SAYS RURAL LINES
WILL NOW PAY 100 PER
That the farmers will not pay the
increased rates asked for exchange
connections by the Moscow Telephone
& Telegraph company but will dis
connect with the central station here
and simply use the lines for rural
service if the public utilities commis
sion allows the increase is the state
ment of J. L. Naylor, wealthy pioneer
farmer and one of the leaders in the
movement which supplied this county
with a net work of rural telephones.
Mr. Naylor left for San Diego, Cali
fornia, Friday evening to spend the
winter, but before taking the train
he made the above statement. Mr.
Naylor said further:
"The telephone company does not
own any of these lines. They are
owned by the farmers who built them.
The telephone company gets $3 per
year from each telephone on these
rural lines for the privilege of using
the exchange. The telephone com
pany has not a dollar invested in these
lines. It is simply furnishing serv
ice. It is in the position of the man
who struck for higher wages while
the country was at war."
Mr. Naylor is interested in some
of these lines. He says the farmers
will fight the increase and if it is
granted they will disconnect their
lines at Moscow and simply keep
them as rural lines for their own ac
commodation and they_ can
among themselves if denied the con
nection with Moscow telephones.
"The people of Moscow ought to
take up the fight," said Mr. Naylor,
"for it will mean much to them if
they lose telephone connection with
550 homes that are tributary to Mos- |
cow. The merchants are especially
interested. The telephone company
tried to raise rates on telephones in
the business and residenc districts of
Moscow but failed and has now drop
ped this and will make an effort to
raise rates on the farmers, which
that Moscow will be without
connection with these farms if the
company wins its demand for an in
crease of 100 per cent over the rates
that have been in existence here since
the rural lines connected with the j
BOISE IS FILLED
MANY CANDIDATES FOR SPEAK
ERSHIP AND DEPUTIES IN
BOISE.—Senior Ralph, Nelson of
Kootenai county, entered the race for
president pro tem of the senate here
yesterday and Representative Albert
H. Featherstone of Shoshone counvy,
became a candidate for speaker of
the house. Senator Whitcomb of Lem
hi county, i& Nelson's chief contend
er for the senate leadership. Repre
sentative M. A. Kiger of Kootenai
bounty, and Representative Story of
Ada county, still remain in the race
for speaker. One or two of the three
candidates may withdraw to prevent
split among the republicans.
It Is understood in political circles
that the more important statehouse
appointments will be made Saturday.}
Wiil H. Young, former state bank com
missioner, of Burley, Is here in the
interest of his candidacy for bank
Black Names Deputies.
Attorney-General-elect Black yes
terday announced two of the appoint
ments for his office, Dean Driscoll, a
well-known Boise lawyer, has been
named first assistant attorney-general,
and Alfred Stone of Canyon county, a
resident of tÇaldwell, assistant. The
third appointment will copie from
Spéculation on appointments to be
made by the new administration and
the organization of the two branches j
of the legislature is causing lively in
terest with the arrival of a number of
solons-elect to both houses. A gen
eral conference of republican offieials
elect and party leaders has been called
with the governor-elect.
Appointments said to be slated are:
Senator J. S. Low of Council for
state land commissioner; Miss Mar
garet Roberts of Boise for state
traveling 'librarian. W. S. Parkhurst
still leads the field tor state game
warden, but his appointment is far
from certain. Since the mention of D.
W. Church of Pocatello for public
utilities commissioner. It is claimed
there may be change, but the new
man is not mentioned.
Ricliatd E. Thomas, representative
from Shoshone county, is being
groomed by his friends here for min
ority leader of the house.
Whereas, a state of sickness 4*
+ caused by contageous disease is +
4* now prevalent in the City of *
* Moscow, Idaho, and
Whereas, such sickness is a 4'
4 1 dangerous menace to the general 4*
4 1 public health and welfare, and 4^
4- the medical health department 4>
4* of Latah county, Idaho, and the 4 -1
4 1 City of Moscow, Idaho deem th^t 4* |
4* the holding of public or qua*si 4 1
4* public meetings, gatherings or 4- j
4 1 assemblage of people or persons 4- j
4> is fruitful to the spreading of the 4
4* existing disease and sickness. 4- |
Whesreas, an emergency exists, 4«
4* therefore, in my opinion;
4> Now Therefore,
4* Truitt, mayor of the City of 4*
4» Moscow, Idaho, under and by vir- 4*
4* tue of the power and authority 4>
4* in me vested by the laws of the 4>
4* state of Idaho, do hereby pro- 4
4- claim and declare, that until the 4
4* further proclamation by me 4*
4 1 made and announced, there shall 4>
4* not be held within the corporate 4*
4« limits of the City of Moscow, 4"
4 1 Idaho, nor within one mile of the 4*
4" corporate limits of the City of 4 1
4« Moscow, Idaho, any public or 4*
* quasi public meeting, assembly, 4 1
* or gatherings of people or per- 4*
4 1 sons; (provided that this proc- 4>
4 1 lamation shall not apply to or 4 1
4> include any school or schools, 4*
4* meetings or assembly of people, 4*
4* that are permitted to be con- 4»
4^ ducted under the quarantine reg- *
* ulations of Latah county, and 4*
4* the City of Moscow, Idaho, 4*
4* health officers.)
4* Dated and done at Moscow, 4*
4* Idaho, this 4th day of January, 4*
4- A. D .MJ19.
WARREN TRUITT. 4
4 1 Mayor of the City of Moscow, 4«
4 , ttt + + t4 , 4 , 4 , + + 4 , 4 ,, ! , 4'
| BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 4.—(Special to
• The Star-Mirror.)—Enoch W. Whit
j comb, four times senator from Lemhi
county and dean of the upper house,
is practically certain of election as
president protem of that body when
its members caucus here tonight or
It is also believed by those close
to happenings of the past three days
that Charles D 4 Storey, member of the
house from Ada county, will be the
new speaker of the lower house with ;
David Burrell of American Falls |
slated to be clerk of the house.
It was also certain this morning
that Paul Davis, former secretary of
the progressive organization in the |
state would be secretary of the sen-I
ate. It is possible that the young'
members of the senate may advance I
the names of either M. B. Yeoman, of
Bonneville, or Lloyd Adams, of Madi
son, for the job now slated for Sen
ator Whitcomb, but this is not prob
able, say the knowing ones. Appoint
ments in a number of instances will
be announced by incoming Governor
Davis Monday morning, he said at
CHARLES D. STOREY WILL BE
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE—
D. BURRELL, CLERK
TROY MAKES RECORD ON
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
Troy has sold almost $10,000 more
than her quota of war savings stamps
and is prepared to exceed her quota
in 1919. L. F. Parsons, chairman of
the Latah county council of defense,
today received the following* letter
from F. M. Green, chairman of the
drive at Troy:
"Dear Sir: Checking up on our
war saving certificate sales here we
have $27,700. Something like $10,000
over our quota, and a good demand
for them since Jan. 1, 1919.
"F. M. GREEN."
THE BIG SCHOOL WILL COOl'ER
OFFICER OF MOSCOW
School opens at the University of
Idaho Monday after a short vacation
for the holidays. There will be sev
eral short courses open at the same
time ahd it is hoped that these will
be a large attendance. Every train
from southern Idaho brings returning
The O.-W. R. & N. train
yesterday evening brought a number
from the south part of the state. The
indications are that the attendance
will be good and the university auth
orities desire to protect the health of
the students and that of the citizens
of Moscow. In consequence the fol
lowing regulations have been made
for the governing of the students un
til all danger of contagion is past.
The statement issued by Dean Thom
son, secretary, follows:'
In view of the diversity of exposure
undergone by members of the univer
sity during the vacation, and in recog
nition of the strenuous efforts of the
city of Moscow to rid itself of infln
enza through the imposition of a rigid
quarantine, closing of all meetings and
the like it has been thought best that
for the first few days of the new
quarter all students should remain
away from town and from contact
with town people. This step it is felt
will commend itself to the good judg
ment of all sensible persons, and the
slight inconvenience entailed thereby
will be recognized as a contribution
to the general health of the entire
community, town and university alike.
Specifically, the request is that un
til Saturday noon, January 11th, no
students of the university, with the ex
oeptlons noted below, go down town,
or through town for any purpose what
Exceptions, (1) Persons residing In
town may continue to atend the uni
versity as usual with the proviso,
that they are to go direct from their
residence to the university and hack
ag ain, avoiding all visiting, shopping
. n d loitering during the time specified.
12) Each organzation-house may
designate one of their number, p/e-1
ferably an upper-class student, to
serve as a messenger for necessary
errands down town. The name of the
person so designated to be promptly
reported to the president's office, such
person to serve throughout the weeli.
Attention is also called to the fact,
that practically all shopping, ordering
f books, etc., may be done by tele
phone if necessary.
The compliance of all in obedience
to this request is of course taken for
Advisory Committee to the Presi
I* RE SEATS
FRANCIS A. THOMSON,
FARMERS GIVE RURAL
i J. I. Mitcham was again the recip
ient of a bountiful supply of Christ
i mas presents from the patrons of his
route. It has been customary for
some years past on American ridge
remember the mall carrier during the!
Christmas season. This year their j
gifts were more generous than ever \
and Mr. Mitcham received two hack j
loads of presents. Last Christmas was |
the 15th Christmas that this veteran)
mail carrier has delivered the mail on |
route No. 1. The presents which he
received ranged from horse feed to
all kinds of farm
cigars and many other valuable arti
cles.—Kendrick Gazette. *
German Plotters Sentenced.
SAN FRANCISCO. —Robert Ca
pelle and Joseph L. Bley, confessed
leaders in a plot directed by the Ger
man government to provision German
warships at sea from this port in
violation of American neutrality, were
given 21 and 18 months respectively
in the McNeill's Island federal peni
tentiary by United States District
Judge William C. Van Fleet here to
day. Capelle was former agent for
the North German Lloyd Steamship
company here. Bley was a customs
The quarantine which has been in
effect the past week is to be con
tinued for another week, according to
the health officers. Open rebellion
to the order is threatened by some of
the ministers and other interests ef
fected. A "war to the knife and the
knife to the hilt" is threatened unless
some one backs down.
Last night a meeting of the board
of health was held in the office of
L. F. Parsons, chairman of the coun
cil of defense, chairman of the school
board and federal labor agent. Dr, Rae,
county health officer; Dr. Adair, city
health officer: Dr. Boyd, represent
ing the city council, he being a mem
ber pf the council committee on "pub
lic health and sanitation,. Mr. Par
sons and H. D. Martin of the school
board and several others were present.
After much discussion it was decided
to continue the quarantine and not
permit churches tompen tomorrow, as
they had expected/to do, and to not
allow pool rooms or shows to reopen.
A statement, prepared by the board
setting forth its reasons was prepared
and is given herewith.
The new order will cause much dis
satisfaction if not open rebellion in
Moscow. Rev. W. H. Bridge, rector
of St. Marks Episcopal church, brought
the usual church notice of Sunday
services to The Star-Mirror office for
publication. When told that the board
of health would refuse to permit
church services to be held, Rev.
Mr. Bridge said: "We will hold serv
ices anyway and they can arrest the
bunch of us." As Rev. Mr. Bridge left
the office of The Star-Mirror he met
Rev. ,T. Quincy Biggs, pastor of the
Christian church, and the two minis
ters Held a conference on the street.
The Star-Mirror editor asked Rev.
Mr. Biggs what action he planned to
take and he replied: "We will go
ahead. This town has been too quiet.
We will have some life in it and you
can have some real live, interesting
Mr. Ken worthy of the Ken worthy
theatre, will be hurt financially and
a large number of people in Moscow
and other towns will be greatly Jis
ap)>ointed if the order is enforced. The
Kenworthy theatre has booked one of
the best plays on the road—not a pic
ture, hut a real live play with 30 first
class people right from New York, for
The play is
"Daddy Long Legs" a play that has
been produced from one of the most
interesting books of recent years.
Scores of people from other towns
would probably be here to see this
great play. Mr. Kenworthy is con
1 suiting an attorney and if others in
terested will agee to "stand by" him
I be will probably open the theatre and
take the matter into court. It ap
"ears, from (he division of sentiment
heard on the street, that it would be
very difficult to secure a jury that
would convict if an arrest of a min
ister or business man for violation of
the order were made.
I has many sympathizers who
urged him to give the show that has
j been advertised and offer to assist
I him in fighting the case in court.
i , . ,
; Those affected Py tue order teei
s °"' e resentment against tne neairn
officers and have been looking up t e
law ,, nnt discovered that mere
lien d'ty consisting ot a nne not to e\
S 'O" and imprisonment toi anj
officer failing to quarantine con
tagious disease by placarding tne
house and they claim that this nas m
been done in Moscow and mat it a -
rests are made for violation of me
h ®f ,th otticei s oiders othei auests
™*H be made tor violation ot mis sta
tute : VI e ydUmtion here is last as
Burning that of Russia with its re\oiu
llo . n - counter-revolutions ana uai
statement issued by me noara or
At a meeting held last evening the
school hoard, upon recommendation
of health officers, Adair and Rae. and
the committee on public health and
.hygiene of the city council, de
cided to not open the grade schools
Up to yesterday afternoon but two
families had been reported as having
the influenza, but late in the after
noon four new families were reported
A student at the Creekmur Business
College came down with the disease
in school, and it is presumed that
some thirty students therein have
is taking immediate steps today to
keep the situation in this school uu
The students there
Health Officer Adair
in will be watched very closely and he
quarantined at once if they show any
symptoms of the disease.
The return of the university stu
dents to Moscow was another con
tributing factor; making it in the
opinion of the health officers desir
able to not open the schools further
(Tt this time, and to also to keep on the
quarantine which has been in effect
during the past week,
there is a great danger of Moscow, be
ing reinfested by the return of the
college students owing to the fact
that they are coming back from all
parts of this state, some of which are
are providing, in cooperation with the
university authorities, quarant i ne reg- ^
(Continued from page 1.)
They feel that
The health officers
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