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The Daily Star-Mirror VOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1919 NUMBER 85 \ MORE TROOPS TO RUSSIA The press dispatches from Europe today do not indicate any new develop ments except that Bolshevism appears to be gaining considerable headway. Berlin is again reported to be in a state of anarchy, and machine gun fire is becoming a familiar sound in the ears of the Berlin people. The British government assures its people emphatically that it does not purpose to send additional troops to Russia and will retain there only the comparatively small force now stationed on the Russian front. President Wilson has reached Paris on his return trip and has taken such steps as are becoming the chief executive of this country with respect to the death of a former president. NO MORE FOR RUSSIA , begun there, according to the Munica England Has 0nlyj.-20,000 Troops There Today. Ï LONDON.—The British government has not the slightest intention of send ing more troops to Russia, it was an nounced today. There are not more than 20,000 British troops in Russia at the present time. A number who are non-comhantants, the announce ment states, are being returned as quickly as possible. f. t President Sends Cable. OYSTER BAY. — Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt received during the night a cablegram of sympathy from Pres ident Wilson. It was dated Mondane, ou the French and Italian frontier. It read: "Pray accept my heartfelt sym pathy on the death of your distinguish ed husband, the news of which has shocked me very much." «> MANY SOLDIERS RECOVER Only Small Percentage Died of Wounds Overseas. V WASHINGTON.—Of 71,114 cases of wounded and injured soldiers tabulat ed by the American Expeditionary forces, between January 15th and October 15th last, 83.3 per cent re covered and returned to duty, the war department announced today. The percentage of deaths was 8.8 per cent. t m » • Anarchy in Berlin. COPENHAGEN.j-Berlin is in a state of complete anarchy. Civil war has BOMBE 1 PONES CAPROM MACHINE COSTING $49, 090 MANUFACTURED ON LARGE SCALE FOR AMERICANS Now that hostilities have ceased some of the more rigid rules with reference to correspondence on the the part of the expeditionary forces baye been rescinded, and the soldiers have the opportunity of telling of their activities during the past few months. Among the letters dealing with the work of air plane divisions abroad is one from S. E. Hutton, M. S. E., who has been in Italy since midsummer, actively engaged in the production of the Caproni 600 Bi-plane. For his services in superintending the technic al w T ork in the plant, the »Caproni com pany awarded Mr. Hutton the gold medal which it gives to its licensed fliers. Some extracts from his letter will interest those who have been curious to know just what progress the Amer ican government was making in its air .plane program. "We were sent to Italy in August to study the Caproni 600 Bi-plane, the hig night bombing machine, and to train mechanics to assemble, maintain, and repair them. I was senior non commissioned officer in the detach ment and in direct charge of the tech nical work. It so happened that my report was the first and most com prehensive collection of technical in formation acquired by the A. E. F., and as a matter of course I became the hest informed man on the technical features of the Caproni 600 Bi-plane. "We lived in Milan and worked in the Caproni factory just outside the city. At first we were considerably Impressed by the precautions taken against air raids by the Austrians, but long before we came away we were scarcely conscious of them. Our men were distributed among the Italian workmen, most ôf whom had seen . service at the front; and in spite of the barrier of different languages we learned rapidly. "While I gathered my material for the report, I went about among the men giving them individual instruc tions. They were encouraged to keep note hooks with the double purpose of making them learn quickly and thoroughly and of enabling me to rate the men on their knowledge and ability. We had evening classes, too, and army and navy fliers came to them in order to increase their know ledge of the plane. There was prob ably not a better riggers' school over liere than we finally had at the Cap roni works. We saw two machines that we built fly, and we had seven more nearly completed in a section of the plant operated entirely by Yanks, when the armistice stopped produc tion. When you consider that we had to train our men on a plane none of them had ever seen before and among workmen with whom they could not talk; and that the machine is vastly larger and more compli cated than any other except the Eng lish Handley Page and sells for $40, ft. of banks have been barricaded, and a | great number of public buildings are in the hands of the Spartacuas and the j extreme radicals. Thousands of arm- I ed workmen of the Spartacus group | are crowding the streets, and at sever al points firing has begun. Machine, gun fire can be neanl in all parts of ' Berlin, ' I I ' PARIS—President Wilson today i signed the proclamation which closed ! all government offices for Wednesday, m OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED the day of Colonel Roosevelt's funeral, and he ordered the flag hung at half | mast wherever it floats, around the i wor ld, j ! Socialist's Followers Parade. I BERLiN.-The Spartacus group en- ■ gaged today in a big demonstration against the government Tens of thou- J sands of followers of Di. Liebknecht have be en parading the sti eets. So far no shots have been fired. ; ^ Law Declared Invalid WASHINGTON.—The supreme court today declared invalid the federal mi gratory bird law of 1913 under which the government for the first time ex erted authority over the prescribed closed seasons for wild birds habitual-1 ! j Oliio Ratifies Amendment. COLUMBUS.—The national prohi- , bition amendment was ratified by both houses of the Ohio legislature today. 000 you can realize that we made a good showing and in some measure deserved the piaise of American, Ln = lish, French, and Italian army and n!i uL otflcer£ L who visited us. We were the nucleus of what would have been a big and important organ ly migrating between states. P , .. , ... ization had the war continued until | early summer as we supposed it would, especially If the winter fell early this year. A thousand Caproni | 600's were contracted for in the | ^ buildings already put up and plants for the building of Capronis tor ; ée American army were to be opened | in Italy." in : i HAVE LOVE FEAST; i LINCOLN DAY BANQUET IN BOISE WILL BRING 509 LEADERS FROM ALL OVER STATE The Lincoln Day Memorial associa tion, which has ip charge the annual Republican Lincoln Day banquet on the evening of February 12, is pre paring for the greatest observance of the day in Boise this year that Idaho has even seen. The president of the association, Col. Judson Spofford, an nounces that arrangements are being completed for the attendance of at least 500 republican leaders from fill parts of the state at the banquet. This will include the various state offi cers, members of the legislature and leading republicans from all portions of the state. Something that has long been in contemplation and which is now being put into effect for the first time in the-attendance in number of women voters and leaders. It is in conten plation that one or more of the ad dresses will be made by women. Margaret S. Roberts, secretary of the association, it is understood, is in cor respondence with a number of the re publican leaders among the women, and has been assured of the attend- • ançe of several of the leading repub lican women. Miss MOSCOW NOT ADMITTED Quarantine Will Prevent Citizens From Attending Concert Owing to the quarantine, Moscow citizens will be deprived of attending the concert of the Zöllner string quartet which will be given at the uni versity on Wednesday night. Faculty and students will comprise the audience that will greet this \ ery popular organization. FLAGS AT HALF MAST tern.nent Sends Ont Order in Honor of Statesman. According to an order just received from the government all flags are to at half mast until after the funeral j Theodore Roosevelt on Wednesday j afternoon. LABOR SITUATION LIKELY TO BE GRAVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN PLACES FOR 35 IDLE PERSONS Most important of all problems of reconstruction ^or times of peace is that which concerns the disposition of the surplus of labor which will exist everywhere in the country as soon as the soldiers are demobilized, and the government is making every effort to handle this grave situation wisely. From the offices of L. F. Parsons, district examiner of the United States employment service, some interesting facts have been obtained with refer ence to the present status of labor in Latah county. Mr. Parsons noW has on fji e ; n his records applications for j 0 b s from thirty-five persons, four teen of whom are soldiers in immedi a t e expectation of discharge from Among the men who desire places, eleven want jobs as farm helpers, three as machinists, two as engineers, five as janitors, three as lumber men, two as clerical helpers, one as brake man, one as leather worker, one as teacher, and one as blacksmith, Only four women out of employ ment have sought for help from the Three are teachers, and one service. bureau. is a stenographer. _ . . Until farming operations begin in the spring, it is to be supposed that Latah county will have a constantly increasing supply of idle people who g^sSable.i^th® opinion of the F J th ' at each community hould make every effort to take care „ ag many 0 f these unfortunate peop j e as the public welfare will per Municipal authorities are urged to build and to pave wherever it can be done; county commissioners are as ked to make road, bridge and other public improvements to the limit of their powers, and school boards are besought to engage in construction WO rk wherever possible, Work that was delayed by reason of the war should now be resumed, if the recommendations of the govern ment are carried out. Any public improvement that is at all desirable might advantageously be undertaken at once if serious detri ment to the people and the community j? grea^numbers'of ''persons'''' p rivat / individ uals and business houges are requested to increase the number 0 f employes wherever they do gQ w jtbout serious loss or In convenience. In order that the local branch of the emp i oyrnent service may attain its hest use f u lness to this community, fe is nece ssary that those who have jobg to offer should list them immedi te] with Examiner Parsons. He has n0 j obg in g j gbt for the thirty-five p g rS Qas who have applied to him, and he wou j d be glad to receive the assist ance of pr0S pective employers, r.s SHOW BP WELL IDAHO CLOSES YEAR MATH OYER $709,00« IN TREASURY Idaho closed the biennium with a balance In her treasury of $705,493.40, according to a report for the month of December released Saturday ; office of State Treasurer Johi Eagleson. $191,201 than the balance announced a month ago. In the general fund there was an increase o^$Ti,273 over the mortth of November, ment funds are provided with fewer of the sinews than they had a month ago, the charitable institutions fund and the normal school fund showing decreases of $2610 and $184 respect ively. The agricultural college endowment fund increased school endowment jumped $82,427; the penitentiary endowment total rose $3520, the school of science endow the 9 w. This total is greater by Only two of the endow- $1303; the public ment climbed $5877, sity endowment increased $2932. panics Over $133,000 has been recorded. Soft Weather mvT ir \ i|( m'-fioo* j ii u& it now 1 ill & •vX Ifvo VoVfdINIi I mi have ANVMOŒ StiûVl m WINTER? [ m 7f. I Wk II ji .Ni % KrtRISTMAsSJ c PRESEhJS I 111 11% m ^ ¥ //|ivV»* V *5 S c I '///Æ In ,J fh, 'f A»' /1 1 (Coyyrtthi) COMPLETE STAFF MANY FORMER AND PRESENT SOLDIERS WIN RECOGNITION FROM EXECUTIVE BOISE.—The first official act Governor Davis of Idaho today after assuming his office was to sign Order No. 1 as commander In chief of the Idaho National .Guard. The signature of the çhief executive made Albert H. Wilson of Clarks Fer adjutant general of the guard with His ry, the rank of brigadier general. appointment to the place had been an nounced before. General M ilson served for about two years He is veteran of the Spanish-American war and a native of Nebraska. Jabez Burns, was appointed assist ant adjutant general with a rank major. He is also disbursing officer for the United States. Major Burns held the same office under the for mer administration. Shad L. Hedgin is appointed judge advocate general with the rank of col onel. He is a prominent lawyer Twin Falls. Carroll C. Conant is made surgeon general with the rank of col onel. He is now in France and is major with the old Second Idaho leav ing the state with that unit. He is resident of Weiser. James F. Hassett, Pocatello railroad man and chief clerk to the general manager of the O. S. L. is, made colonel of the quartermaster's corps with Max Mayfield of Boise with the same rank. The latter is now m New York as o.ne of the government's "dol lar a year" men. Harold Jenness of Nampa, A. J. Gus tin Priest of Boise and Tiros. Neibuhr, the latter one of the distinguished heroes of the war and holder of French and American medal, are made aides, with the rank of lieutenant col onel. PROHIBITION BILL BOISE, Jan. 7.—(Special to the WOMAN MEMBER SECURES UNANIMOUS VOTE IN FAVOR OF AMENDMENT Star-Mirror.)—The governor's mes delivered at two o'clock this Emma Drake, the woman member of the House from New Ply mouth, introduced a resolution to ratify the prohibition amendment, Idaho will be the second state in the union to this The sage was afternoon. Mrs. new house was unanimous in pass . „ , , ror.) Failure by the senate to pass the prohibition resolution this morn mg thru a suspension of rules may lose the state the opportunity to be the second in the union to pass the resolution at this session just open No comftnttees having been ing it. Two members were absent. Senate May Block Vote. BOISE.—(Special to The Star-Mir mg. formed in the upper body, the reso lution was held for later action by the senate. The house suspended the rules and passed it unanimously. C. R. Peckman, democrat house member, introduced a resolution favoring a , „ ,. Tl , ,, , „ league of nations. It was tabled for discussion tomorrow when W. L. Adamson, temporary floor leader of the majority, said the subject was too large for immediate action. Cover nor Davis delivered his message to the joint assembly at two o clock this af- , ternoon. i j . ; Office Force in Treasurer's Office Swamped With Work. - j The taxes of the county are roll- i ing into the treasurer's office at the | court house. Miss Broman has a safe well stacked with unopened mail, al- j though an extra force is working. The work will, no doubt, extend into Miss Adair's term of office. Most of the taxes are being paid in j full, except those of the large com- j r\ TAXES ROLLING IN ( SUBSCRIPTION TO LIBERTY BONDS In view of the fact that there will be a new issue of liberty bonds in the early summer, some facts furnished by the state council of defense relative to the four previous sales will be read with great interest by the people of Latah county, especially as the analysis of the figures reveals a very j creditable record for this county. ] subscribed for the greatest number of bonds, she ranks tenth when j computes what proportion of her bank resources were represented in her In comparing the ten leading counties of the 41 in the state, it is signifi cant to find that while Ada county stands at the head of the list as having one | subscriptions. . Q n the other hand, Latah county standing as sixth in the list of bonds a I bought, ranks fourth m proportion to her resources. In other words, whereas | Ada county subscribed for bonds to the amount of 36 per cent of her bank resources, Latah county subscribed for 46 per cent of her bank resources. Latah county's entire purchase in all four issues of liberty bonds amounted to $2,227,500. Shoshone county made a wonderful showing with a purchase of bonds to the amount of 61 per cent of her bank resources; she was followed by Fremont with fifty, Bannock with 48 and Latah with 46 per cent. The following table will be read with interest by many readers: Bank Resources j | | ^da a m , ' a Twin Falls i Bannock . , Nez Perce j . , Rating County Bonds Percentage of Resources 10 1 1 36 1 2 2 61 6 3 3 44 3 5 4 48 8 4 5 41 4 7 6 46 9 Canyon .. Bonneville Bingham . Fremont . 6 38 7 7 8 8 42 5 9 45 9 2 12 50 10 ! j j DELIVERS MESSAGE FAVOR PERMANENCY OF STATE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE—OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS i The message of Governor Davis, re duced to its bare outlines, is as fol lows; He favors organization of the state ; council of defense as a permanent j body, officially recognized, to be call j ed into action and dismissed by the governor as emergencies arise and subside; advocates a permanent me morial for Idaho soldiers and insists j on employment for returning sol diers; urges that only English be spoken at public assemblages and taught exclusively in the grade schools; asks the ratification of the national prohibition amendment and favors national equal suffrage; ad vises a wise and constructive policy of employment and state and com munity development in highway work, building, reclamation, etc.; asks operation with the federal govern ment in education, agriculture, roads and wa ter measurements ; ur£es com pi e ti on of the capitol building and asks Boise to proceed, in that event, w jLh a program to make its surround j n gs a c j v j c ce nter; points out that there is no budget-making machinery at present and suggests that the study and preparation of budgets be made the duty of some official responsible to the governor; recommends the re organization of the land board and the fish and game department; a bet ter system of accounting for depart mental fees; consolidation of depart men ^ s £ 0 aV oid duplication of effort and lack of co . ordinat ion, and urges that responsibility be strictly fixed; f avors organization of state constabu j increase in membership of the supreme court; favors the short bal lot; urges that the powers of the gov ernor be increased to harmonize with the responsibilities; favors adoption for Idaho of national departmental p i an and application of modern busi- n ess methods; urges that the bureau of farm markets be made of practical benefit to the farmers, especially as to marketing conditions; recommends rehabilitation of the department of immigration and labor; urges that present schedule of compensation for workmen be increased in some cases. -fa. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COM MISSION OPPOSES GOVERN MENT OWNERSHIP WASHINGTON.—Opposition to gov eminent ownership and operation of railroads at this time was expressed today by the interstate commerce com mission, in a statement presented to the senate interstate commerce com mittee, at a hearing on railway leg islation. Commissioner Edgar Clark was the spokesman. The proposal of railroad executives will be presented the committee formally tomorrow. It will be similar in scope to the corn stated today. The railroads said that they would advocate even greater pow ers of regulation for the government than the commission suggests. Bolsheviki Gaining Ground. LONDON.—Port Riga was captured noon on January 4th by the Bolshe viki, according to Russian wireless dispatches received here today. Esthonia the Bolsheviki are marching on Reval and have already reached Charlotenoff, about thirty miles east Reval. In EDUCATIONAL REPORT MADE VERY COMPLETE GOVEKOR ALEXANDER GETS FI NANCIAL REPORT FROM COM MISSIONER BRYAN Detailed io the last degree is a re port showing every expenditure Ida ho's educational institutions have made in the past biennium, which has just been received by Governor Alex ander from the office of Dr. Enoch A. Bryan, state commissioner of edu cation. The records of each institution are so minutely itemized in the report that in the case of every expenditure of the two-year period the payee, rea son for the payment, number of the voucher and amount are indicated. Summarized, the report shows the total outlay at each school up to De state industrial school, for which complete figures were proffered. Departmental expenses at the uni versity amounted to $526,710. Gen eral expenses were $84,600 and the total for the biennium, including a $92,494 balance on December 1, was $843,737. The Lewiston and Ablion Normal schools spent totals of $266,375 and $213,216 respectively. At the Indus trial Training school the total outlay was $180,196; at the Idaho Techni cal institute $208,792, and at the Gooding school for the deaf and blind $79,151. » : F, LEONARD NESSLY SON OF STAR-MIRROR EDITOR DIES IN SEATTLE OF INFLUENZA It will be learned with deep regret by the entire community that J. E. Nessly, editor of The Star-Mirror, did not reach his son in time to see him alive, for death had occurred several hours prior to Mr. Nessly's arrival in Seattle, at his son's bedside. Mr. and Mrs. Nessly left Moscow on Sunday, and although they had been informed that the young man was desperately ill, they had no reason to believe that the crisis would occur so soon as it did. The young man died of heart failure following influenza. F. Leonard Nessly was born and reared in Whitman county and was educated in the schools of Colfax and Pulnian. Besides his parents he leaves a brother, Will, who is in the army, and a sister, Mrs. T. A. Ball, of Pull man. The funeral of the young man will be held in Seattle on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Nessly will return to Mos- cow the latter part of the week. - ATTORNEY GENERAL APPOINTS Two Assistants Named by Black Last Week; Third, Later. Dean Driscoll of Boise and Alfred F. Stone of Caldwell, former prosecut- ing attorney of Canyon county, have been appointed by Roy L. Black, at- torney general, as his assistants, he announced Friday afternoon. A third appointment is pending, hut will probably not t' > "nnounced for sev era! weeks, Mr. L -Sa Aid Bolsheviki Revolution. COPENHAGEN.—Adolph Joffe and M. Radek, leader of the Bolsheviki mission to Germany, are in Berlin as sisting Dr. Liebknecht and Rosa Lux emburg in fomenting a Bolsheviki rev olution. said.