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■V The Daily Star-Mirror MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1919 VOLUME VIII NUMBER 8fi SENATE PUSSES * IDAHO IS THIRD STATE TO RATIFY MEASURE THIS SESSION t BOISE.—The senate this morning, as its first act, passed the prohibi tion ratification resolution. Senator Whitcomb asked to be excused from voting, while Senator St. Clair said he was against it, but voted for it on account of his constituents. Both houses passed resolutions eu logizing former President Roosevelt. The resolutions read in part as fol lows: remodeling and revising the plans and purposes of our government and in bringing home to the people the need of civil righteousness." Idaho is the third state to ratify the prohibition amendment at this present session, and the seventeenth He was the chief factor in in the United States. W. L. Adamson, from Blaine county was elected floor leader of the ma jority in the caucus last night. There was a memorial service in honor of Colonel Roosevelt this after noon at two o'clock. Those who spoke were Judge Dietrich, of the federal court, Former Governor Hawley, Sen ator Lloyd Adams, and Representa tive Givens. i Entente Conference Begins. PARIS.—Informal conferences with the entente statesmen in order to lay the real ground work for the peace congress will begin Thursday. Prob ably this will be President Wilson's only official activity prior to the be ginning of the peace conference, as it is necessary for him to get some rest after the fatiguing round of speeches and traveling. There seems now to be excellent au- thority for saying that plans for a set- tlement of the most important ques- t'ons.—namely, the league of nations, the freedom of the seas, and disarma- ment,—still seem very indefinite. -ua Attack Expected Hourly. BERLIN.—The Spartacan forces are this morning being massed in several places where weapons and armed mot or cars have been concentrated, government fordes are awaiting an at tack in Wilhelmstrasse. Spartacans Receive Snub. BERLIN.—The Spartacan delegation! today endeavored to confer with the ! government, and was notified by gov- j ernment members that it could not] r, t The I discuss any matters until all public and private buildings now occupied by the counter revolutionists had been vacated. _ ... . « , il ar ( ertilicates issued. the^freasury^oday" announced The is suance of a block of'treasury war cer tificates o.f indebtedness, to an indef-1 inite amount. They will be date Jan uary 15 and wil mature Juno 17. They tear 4 1-2 per cent interest. —- T . " ' " Casualty Lists Arrive. WASHINGTON.— Complete lists of casualties among the American Expe^-, ../Mi Washington, and one thousand addi tional clerks have been put to work in the adjutant general's office to get them out as speedily as possible. - SJ; - Proclamation Issued. i BOISE.—Governor Davis late Tues day afternoon issued a proclamation i declaring AVednesday a legal holiday and asked that public offices be closed and business suspended in the state for one hour beginning at 12:45, in memory of Colonel Theodore Roose velt. •IF! been itionary forces have FA Se veral Hundred Killed. LONDON.—Several hundred persons Rave been killed in Berlin in fighting, according to an Exchange telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. At 2 o'clock this morning no details had as yet been received. The government seems at least provisionally master of the Early Thursday morning the government moved the troops out side the city, which, the dispatch says. General situation. they are now ready to enter. Hindenburg is reported to have von arrived in Berlin. COPENHAGEN. — Nicholi Linine, Boshevist Russian premier, has been arrested at the command of Leon Trotzky, minister of war marine, who has made himself dictator, according to a Moscow dispatch to the Gothem burg Gazette of Sweden, sired a eolation with the Mensheviski Moderates, and Trotzky wished to continue the reign of Red Terror, the dispatch states. Lenine de or REPORT NEW USES HEALTH OFFICER HAS THREE FAMILIES ON LIST OF QUARANTINED Dr. W. A. Adair, city health of ficer, today brought to the Star- Mir - for the names of three new families in which thè influenza has made its appearance since Sunday. At the Anderson home on East Sixth street there is one case. At the Arnold Lyon home on Dea kin Avenue, a case developed on Mon day. Yesterday, Mrs. Carrico, who lives •on the corner of Jackson and 6th street, reported that nearly all of her six children were bedfast with the disease. . >' I IP# p l;l ! . ! i : : - •' Æ ' ♦ : Si *5 • 3 (;? : 41 H i| I ii IM IV ■ j j OYSTER BAY.—The body of Theo : dore Roosevelt was laid to rest today, It was committed to the earth at 1.43 .'o'clock this afternoon, in the family j cemetery plot overlooking Long Is j land Sound. The final services were witnessed j by mem b ers 0 f the family, a few ^ f r j en( j Sj the congressional delegation, | and a group of 200 neighbors, includ ing many school children who had as ! sembled at the grave while the serv j ; ceg were j n progress. Ag tbg congrega tion standing out doors recited the Lord's prayer, it J UNCLE SAM TO HOLD BIG BARGAIN SALE 3000 HEAD OF HORSES AND MULES TO BE DISPOSED OF REASONABLY According to a bulletin issued by the Remount Division of the United States Army, there will be sold at public autcion at Camp Lewis on the 10th of the month approximately 3000 head of horses and mules. These animals are being sold be cause the government has no further use for them and not because the ani mals are worn out. The sale is at tracting a great deal of attention be cause many excellent bargains will doubtless be found in the lot and all animals, it is expected, aie to be sold at reasonable figures. A number of men who are interested in stock raising in the Palouse coun try have gone to the coast in the ex pectation of making purchases prices are right. HOSPITAL IS NOW READY University Has Equipped Private House for Emergency Cases. The hospital which has been pre pared for university students in _ the event of any of them showing signs of influenza is all ready, but tho the fires are laid, and the last smooth pillow placed upon the beds, there are so far no patients. In order to protect the students, the university has rented the Aldrich house on the edge of the campus and has equipped it for emergency cases. INSPECTOR LEWIS ARRIVES Col. Thomas J. Lewis, of the In spector General's department of the United States army, arrived in Mos cow today and is making the regular annual inspection of the military de partment of the university, and of the accounts of the disbursing officer, Lieutenant Hale. Colonel Lewis will be a guest of Captain and Mrs. Felker at dinner University Military Department Ex amined By Officer. this evening. was noted that Captain Archibald Roosevelt stood directly behind the clergyman at the head of the grave. Fermer President Taft stood at the ^ family^ R °° Se - The congressmen and the people of Oyster Bay assembled directly behind the delegation of Rough Riders at the foot of the grave. Tonight soldiers, as a guard of honor , will do sentry duty at the grave under the command of Lieuten a nt Reynolds of the army medical corps, long a personal friend of the ex-president. _ - MAJOR FOOKS MAY BE LIVING held out that' Mistake May Have Occurred in Cas ualty Lists., Strong hopes are now Major Fooks, whose death was re ported in the casualty lists in De cembr, is alive and making progress towards recovery from his wounds. Friends with whom he corresponds in Moscow state that they have let ters written by him as late as De cember 12, and that the announcement of his death, which was made De cember 18th in this country, could not have been received here by that date if he was alive on December 12th. Major Fooks has a host of friends in Moscow who will rejoice deeply to get this encouragement to believe that he is living. SLOAV DECEMBER WAS BETTER THAN MORE CREEE ON DOORS "New York City didn't close the schools ? and theaters be And look at New churches, cause of the 'flu.' York." That's what critics It Usually Happens About This Time % ?/> Q Ki sn Ü ï ■ .. mu 3 z 4 \\ ! ? 7"* • 3 TO b 5 4r ... vicinity of Sagamore Hill, at Christ church and at ï oung s Memorial ce l?l eter y; ... , j r Many tried to enter the grounds of the Roosevelt estate, but mourned po lice, special deputy sheriffs, and de tectives kept them "'oving. Only im mediate members of the family at tended the prayer service at the home prior to the church service. _' ~ health rules were saying a few days OYSTER BAY.—The body of Theo j chïrT before^ | 0 > c ] 0c k today and simple funeral serv | ; ce s, were immediately begun. Long 1 before the hour ' silent crowds of vil-1 lagers and visitors collected in the ago. Health Commissioner Copeland was quoted as showing that New York's death rate was "much lower than in cities that ordered closing"; and I* 16 conclusion was not flattering o the judgment of Spokane. Now the figures are given out; and "look at New York." The death rate in New York City rose from 15.2 per 1000 population in 1917 to 18.8 in 1918—an increase of 3.6. The death rate In Spokane rose from 8.09 per 1000 in 1917 to 10.23 in 1918—an increase of 2.14. To make it a little plainer: If Spo kane had followed New York's plan! peopleteeJe 0 wolld 1 be173 XI Sves « ^ tha "*" Did the board of health know its business? Does it know its business now when it counsels the people to keep on using caution and common sense?—Spokane Chronicle. K» Mrs. Addle Perry arrived today from Coeur d'Alene where she was called by the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. I INTELLIGENCE TESTS TAKEN Department of Psychology Applies Army Questions to Four Sections. The intelligence tests which were taken yesterday at the university will be productive of much interesting in j formation and discussion when the I results of the scoring are announced. ( The regular army tests were made of j all students and of many members of 1 the faculty by the department of psy | chology at the university. The stu I dents were divided into four sections i and the test for each continued one hour. The score cards, it is expected, ! will be ready tomorrow. . fT'\ l JAY GIBSON NAMED TO IMPORT ANT POSITION BY GOVERNOR D. W. DAVIS It will occasion little surprise in Moscow when the announcement is made public that Jay Gibson, banker of Coeur d'Alene and son of the former mayor of Moscow, has been named bank commissioner by Gov. Davis. It is understood that the new bank commissioner recently sold out his in terests in the northern Idaho city. During the past few years Mr. Gibson had been cashier of the bank in which D. W. Davis was heavily interested in American Palls. When (Governor Davis was a candidate for election two years ago, Mr. Gibson was very active in the campaign. He is an ex perienced banker and thoroughly fa miliar with all sections of Idaho and ] all phases of Idaho business. j It was also announced that the chief i executive had selected Miles Cannon of Weiser to head the farm markets | bureau, the place formerly held by Harvey Allred. Mr. Cannon is one of the best-known farmers in the state and Is a large operator. His appoint ment came as a complete surprise. BANQUET ARRANGED The joint banquet given annually b the chamber of commerce and the University on the last day of Farmers' Week will be a bigger and better af fair than ever before, to judge by the enthusiasm with which tj*e commit tee ha's assumed its duties. The vice p res ;j en t and trustees have named A H Qversmith, chairman, H. H. gj'mpgou an( } T. A. Meeker to serve I with a representative group from the ; university, of which C. C. Vincent is j chairman. s -, kj0INT Committee Will Entertain Farmers on February 7 at Big Affair. j j j i Pa R, S. SENDS NEINS OF SONS j A let ter received from R. S. Mat ^tim^past. SÂÏ men who have entered service. Mr. Matthews, at one time the effic-• lent mayor of Moscow, has decided | that it is too cold for him in AViscon sin and he has recently moved to San ni eirn California, to make his home vvith his son, Lieut. David Matthews, who is stationed at Rockwell Island, Lieut. Mathews is in the aviation serv ice, and will take additional trainng MATTHEWS WILL LEAVE WISCONSIN FOB SUNNY UAL1EORMA j there for the next nine months. i Dr. John Matthews is extremely busy with the influenza epidemic, as there are many cases in his city. Captain Jewett D. Matthews is still He is attached to the 112th, overseas. Field Artillery* Mr. Matthews concludes his letter by tbe very pleasant news that he can not get along without The Star-Mir ant that he reads every word ol I ror ! it, even the advertisements. * Only Sixteen More States Necessary to Amendment _ Three more states having ratified dry" amendment, only sixteen I more states need to lineup in order to I make the nation a prohibition country, i i That there will be continued fighting j ( by distillery interests is indicated. 1 UNITED STATES IS GOING DRY the F ; t Troops Coming Home. '•'WASHINGTON. — Assignment for early convoy home of additional units of the American Expeditionary forces has been announced by the war de partment today. The number totaling about 10,000 will include the 131st, tile 132d, the 133d, Field Artillery, and. the 11th ammunition train of the 36th division. I, \ew Year's - ;kti. .G 5$ 44)440 Moscow and Latah county are about ito enter upon the most strikingly pros perous year in their history, if the prophecies of some of the principal citizens of the community are to be re alized. The favorable fall, the guar anteed prices for the chief product of this region, and the advent of peace have built up in every mind the strongest confidence that we are to enjoy a bright and happy new year. What some of the leading men of the community think in regard to what business may expect will be of interest to all who have the welfare of this locality at heart. J. S. Heckathorn of the First Na tional bank; "We look for a good year. The prospects for a full crop are exceedingly fine, and with the price guaranteed, this country will certainly be in good shape for next fall. We look for one of the best years we have had recently. War time prices are uncertain, but mercantile business will be good with fair prof its. The county is fortunate in hav ing a farming community, since we are not subject to the labor conditions of the the We istic for the outlook of the coming year." Harry Whittier of the Moscow State Bank: "I am not ordinarily of the optimistic turn of mind, but for the present outlook of the new year, I am exceedingly so. We have better pros pects than we have ever had. The rea sons are the high prices with the sound condition of the country gen erally and the return to normal times. Idle capital will now be invested that awaited the end of the war. This will bring prosperity to the whole country and of course to Latah county, too." h. Melgard of the,First Trust & Sa vings bank: "Our prospects all de pend on the crop conditions and they are g 0O d. We are optimistic for a g 0 od year. The high prices will re t arc j that will be realized grad ually. Some improvements in Moscow will be held back for a little time to test conditions in the future, but the surrounding country farms will begin their improvements at once. The corn j ng year will be prosperous." Mr. Creighton : You may say for me that I am just chuck full of optimism. many planted as we did this year and we never got the crop in under such fine conditions. Now comes this snow on top of it to protect the grain, the prospects for spring are wonder ful. AVe have had a remarkable holi day business. Notwithstanding the fact that the government took over two million dollars' worth of bonds from this county, notwithstanding the influenza, the closing out sales, and the war, we have had the biggest busi ne ss this fall we have ever had. look for a good year next year. In f ac t j know we shall have a good year, Why, Homer David: "We anticipate a good year. Our past year's business has been excellent, and the coming year will be better. The epidemic has not affected our business during the past two months, and now peace is here, people are saying, 'AVe will now buy what we have wanted.' There is great prosperity ahead with an excel lent crop outlook. The high prices (will be reduced gradually. The people !are well fixed in Latah county and the year holds prosperity for us all." "I regard this as the easiest time that ever existed for a merchant to make money, pert up energy that has been held up by the war will now be released. Farmers will take up the good roads proposition. There will be good busi pr "&ou?' thte° sduringthe war JJ Zne^Xy ZÏ ? laveT Moscow HSSt'K.* T .. ... . C. L. Butterfield. The prospects are most excellent tor the present sea son. There bids fair to be a big or i (and with the prevailing prices, monev will be plentiful. AVitb plenty of mon ey, merchandising ought to show a most satisfactory outcome." Geo. Sievers of the Farmer's Store; "There are good prospects ahead. The N. Williamson : All the government is prepared to carry out its arranged plans and with the wheat price fixed we will have good times. A I good crop is expected and all signs I are favorable for a good time and good returns for the year." j ENROLMENT IS SATISFACTORY j . - >i ore Than 425 Students in Attend ance at First Sessions of new Quarter. Regular classes were held at the university for the first time today, and the attendance was extremely gratifying to those who are interested in seeing a large enrollment. In Freshman English, which is a requir [ ed subject, 220 pupils were present; ; and as this class is always less than half the enrollment, it would be a con servative estimate to state that the total number of students to date was in excess of 426. _ not, of course, include any short course students. These figures do Four Ships Leave, WASHINGTON. - The transport, Presideift Grant, and the battleships Montana, South Dakota, and the hos pital ship Comfort, have left France for New York with 284 officers and 7419 men aboard.