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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1919 NUMBER 87 HEAVr CASUALTIES RESULT I The dispatches today read like news from South American republics in which revolutions and counter revolu tions, taking a bloody toll of lives, succeed each other in bewildering fashion. If the peace conference con tinues its weekly postponements some of its problems may be simplified; for at the reported rate of slaughter ing in Berlin, there will be fewer en emy aliens to deal with when they have had a little longer chance to make violent disposition of one an other. Berlin Heavy Casualties. PARIS.—(The Havas)—The Ebert Scheidemann government of Germany hasrbeen overturned, the extremists having gained the upper hand in Ber lin after sanguinary fighting, accord ing to the latest advices. A new re actionary government has been pro claimed which is composed of inde pendent socialists. A part of the gov ernment troops have been reported as having joined the rebels. The Spar tacans now hold the principal points in Berlin. Civil war is now spread ing to other parts of Germany. It is reported that portions of the Rhenish provinces and Bavaria are involved. Gustav Noske, commander in chief of the German government troops, , will send new forces against the cap ita] in an attempt to regain control, it is reported. A desperate reaction on the part of the more conservative elements is expected. The casualties in the Ber lin fighting are stated to be very heavy. Civil Warfare Expensive. BERLIN, Wednesday, 11 a. m.— Heavy fighting continued through last night in various parts of Berlin. Civil warfare is already estimated to have cost twenty tmes as many lives as the overthrow of the Hohenzollern dynas ty. Provision Depots Seized. LONDON, 4:17 p. m.—German gov ernment wireless messages picked up here say that in parts of Berlin there are scenes of bloody fighting. Portions of the city are declared to be already without lights or water. Provision de pots have been stormed by Spartacans, who began to teed the soldiers. The civilians interrupted them and seized the food. Bavarians to Intervene. ARCHANGEL, Tuesday.—War on Berlin to restore order is threatened by Bavaria, according to a speech by Minister of the Interior Auer in the ■Bavarian chamber of deputies today. He said that Bavaria proposed to in tervene with arms if conditions in Berlin continued unsettled. Eight Shots Fail. BASEL. — (Havas.) — An attempt has been made at Prague to assassin ate Dr. Karl Kramarz, the Czecho slovak premier. Eight revolver shots were fired at him, none of which took effect. Loyal, Troops Arrive. BASEL.—Troops loyal to the Ebert government have arrived in Berlin from Potsdam. They have driven the •Sparatcans as far as Tiergarten, and Lave reoccupled the printing works, according to a dispatch just received from the Frankfort Zeitung. Street Fighting Intense. AMSTERDAM.—Street fighting in the streets of Berlin attained its great est intensity between 11 p. m. on Tues iay and 6 a. m. on Wednesday, accord ing to a Berlin telegram to the Frank fort Nachrichten. Heavy artillery fire continued intermittently. The dispatch states that the government still is mas ter of the situation. MILLION FOR ROADS Post-War Period Will See Expenditure of Billion WASHINGTON.—Road building on an intensive scale is expected by gov ernment officials this year. Estimates by the bureau of public roads and rural engineering indicate a minimum expenditure on highways of $300,000,000. FLU WORSE IN SAN FRANCISCO <523 New Cases and 35 Deaths In 24 Hour Period. SAN FRANCISCO.—Six hundred and ■eighteen new cases of influenza and 27 deaths from the disease were re ported to the board of health last night for a 24-hour period ending at 5:00 o'clock. 1200 Craft Idle. NEW YORK.—Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Secretary of War Baker have called a conference today of the representatives of the railroad admin istration and the shipping board to consider the New York situation. The ■crews of 150 railway tugs joined the strike today, which enforced the sus pension of all the railroad administra tion's marine operations with ferries, and lighters. 1200 railroad craft! were die yesterday. Superintendent Pollock said. Squelch the President. WASHINGTON.—By a vote of five to two the house rules committee to day refused to report the rule giving a privilege status to the bill appropri ating $100,000,000, requested by the president for Eruopean relief. 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4.4.4. 1200 CRAFT IDLE ♦ NE WYORK. — Secretary of 4* 4* the Navy Daniels and Secretary 4* 4" of War Baker have called a con- 4" 4» ference today of the représenta- 4" ♦ tives of the railroad administra- 4 4* tion and the shopping board to ♦ ♦ consider the New York cituation. + ♦ The crews of 150 railway tugs 4* ♦ joined the strike today, which en- ♦ ♦ forced the suspension of all the ♦ ♦ railroad administration's marine 4* + operations with ferries and light- 4* 4* ers. 1200 railroad craft were 4* 4* idle yesterday, Superintendent 4 1 + Pollock said, +♦♦♦++♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+ 4» ♦ PRIVATE OWNERSHIP DEMANDED BY ROADS NEW CABINET OFFICE TO BE CRE ATED FOR ADMINISTRATION OF RAILWAYS WASHINGTON. — A comprehensive program for private ownership and the management of the railroads under strict government regulation was sub mitted to the senate interstate com merce committee today by T. DeWitt Cuyler, chairman of the association of .railway executives, representing practically all the leading roads of the United States. The plan includes a provision for merging the several systems, and for a large measure of unification in op eration, in certain cases pooling the earnings. It also provides for the en forcement of adequate service under the supervision of a secretary of transport tion. This would be a new cabinet of commerce commission act as a su preme court to review all the rate dis putes. PROSPEROUS MERCHANT HERE Delco System of Lighting Installed By Prosperous Farmers. "We are doing a wonderful busi ness. The best holiday trade that has ever been known in Troy was carried on by our store these past few weeks." This was the statement of Thomas A. Myklebust, who was in town for a few hours today. Mr. Myklebust con ducted an excellent store for some months in Moscow but found it to his advantage to sell out here and enter the field at Troy, where he is doing extremel y well. He was in town today to dispose of the balance of his lease on the Steele block, on which he had a clajjn for a number of months to come. In Troy Mr. Myklebust is doing a general merchandise business. Lately he has made a great feature of in stalling the Delco lights on farms, having the agency for the entire coun ty. He expects to place many sys tems on farms just outside of Mos cow next spring. LEGURE PROVIDES FOR ITS OWN BILLS SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' CIVIL RIGHTS PROTECTED FOR ONE YEAR BOISE.—(Special to The Star-Mir ror.)—The first' bill introduced into the house and senate this morning was house bill number one. approapri ating $75,000 for the expenses of the legislature and for officers' salaries. It was passed under a suspension of the rules. Senate bill number -one, which was introduced this morning, protects the civil rights of soldiers and sailors for one year. No suit for foreclosure or debt during that period can be filed against a returned soldier or sailor, according to terms measure. It was referred to a committee. The resolution with respect to the league of nations was read and the senate referred it to a committee. The mileage of all members was al lowed. The largest was for Repre sentative Moody, of Bonners county, which was $126.00. The smallest was for Young of Ada county for twelve cents. Many committees were announced this afternoon. WILL RETURN HOME Captain W. E. Lee Will Resume Place in Law Firm In Fortnight. After having rendered valuable serv ice during the past few months, in the judge advocate's department in Wash ington, Captain William Ë. Lee will soon receive his discharge from serv ice. He expects to return to Moscow in about two weeks and will again resume his place in the law firm of Orland & Lee. Influenza Worse at Potlatch. POTLATCH, Jan. 9.—The number of influenza cases took a decided jump yesterday from 22 to 63 cases. The schools have again been closed until conditions are much improved. REGULATIONS MADE SEVERE Special Officers Stationed to Break Up Crowds in All City Stores. At the request of citizens who thought the health authorities should not permit crowding at special sales if they would not allow public as semblages for worship or entertain ment, the mayor has appointed sev eral extra policemen whose duty it is to keep the crowds in the stores from congregating in a small area. Ac cording to the new rules, not more than fifteen persons are admitted into any place of business at a time, and these are not permitted to gather in groups about a single counter. The public is told to make purchases quickly and leave the building. Stores report that the,y have never done so much business as during the past week of special sales, and that trade has never been so brisk or the people so eager to shop. P® LEADERS GUILTY VICTOR BERGER AND OTHERS ARE FOUND GUILTY AT CHICAGO CHICAGO.—Five leaders of the socialist party were found guilty by a jury in Federal Judge Landis' court today of conspiracy to violate the espionage law by delivering public speeches and circulating published articles with the wilful intent of causing insubordination, disloyalty and refusal to do duty among the military and naval forces of the United States and with interfering with the recruiting service and the enforcement of the selective draft law. The men found guilty are: Victor L. Berger, congressman elect from Milwaukee, and editor of the Milwaukee Leader. Adolph German, national secretary of the socialist party. J. Lewis Engdahl, editor of the American socialist, official publica tion of the socialist party. William F. Kruse, national secre tary of the Young Peoples' Socialist league.' The Rev. Irwin St. John Tucker, socialist writer and lecturer, former ly director of the literature depart ment of the socialist party and author of The Price We Pay," "Why Should We Fight?" and other anti?war pamphlets. HE FAGTORT COMMITTEE REPORTED TO BE HIGHLY IMPRESSED BY CLI MATE OF VALLEY LEWISTON.—If the plans of M. J. Johnson, part owner of four airplanes, mature as he expects them to, Lew iston will soon have established there an airplane factory and training field. Mr. Johnson's associate, Mr. Mc Clelland, is said to be an expert flier of 15 years' experience. He is at tracted by the favorable climatic con ditions of Lewiston valley, and he has sent Mr. Johnson to look over the field. They will also investigate the advantages of Montana. The industrial committee of the Lewiston commercial club will enter tain the airplane investigators and encourage the building of the factory. Poultry Man Ill. "N. E. Luce, poultry husbandryman on the University of Idaho extension department staff, is confined to his home with a severe attack of influ He first developed the disease enza. Sunday.—Boise Statesman. Mr. Luce was formerly instructor in the university and is well known here. Mourning Period Prescribed. By a government order all flags will be hung at half mast for thirty days, out of respect to Ex-president Roosevelt. Q The Gathering Place |Vt3 ■ ^ Is i & I * l'V TO HONOR DEAD SOLDIERS State Council of Defense Will Issue Certificates. Idaho State Council of Defense will give, recognition to those that have died in the service. Large certifi cates of recognition of death in the service with a message of condolence will shortly be sent to those nearest of kin, Joseph Hansen, secretary, an nounced Tuesday. Reports from the counties have been coming in on the number re quired in each county. The certifi cates have already been ordered. \f ALL PARTY LINES OBLITERATED, IN FRANK APPROVAL OF WORDS OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE That the new chief executive of the state of Idaho, has, in his initial mes sage, made an extremely favorable Im pression upon all the members of the legislature, irrespective of party af filiation is the news that comes to The The Star-Mirror in a special telegram this morning. BOISE.—All party lines were drop ped among the legislators in their fa vorable comment on the message of Governor Davis of Idaho delivered to a joint session Tuesday afternoon. From democrat floor leader of the house, Charles Moodey of Bonner county came the comment, "It is wise, statesmanlike, fair and one that every citizen In the state of Idaho can sub scribe to." Beecher Hitchcock, another regular democrat, was equally as compliment ary when he said, "The keynote of the message was the suggestion to cen tralize the power of the governor and departments so as to give a business like administration. I believe every regular democrat will vote for any good bill along these lines introduced." Charles D, Storey of Boise and a re "The is big one and its plea for business- like . methods reflects the feeling of the, house and senate members who are business men." From Representative W. L. Adamson, "The most business like program ever submitted to an Ida ho legislature." In the senate the comments are equally complimentary.' Senator Arm strong, Hailey banker expressed him self in this way, "The strongest and most forward looking in the history of Idaho," while Senator Seaver of Twin Falls characterised it as, "Timely, progressive, strong and constructive." The first real speech of the session has been delivered and by of the wom en members, Mrs. Emma F. A. Drake of New Plymouth, who eloquently sup ported her own resolution to ratify the national prohibition amendment. The first real laugh also came yester day when following a supporting speech for the prohibition resolution by Representative Storey in which he referred to the "abstemious habits of the Mohammedans," C. S. Moody said he was ready to join the far east sect and called for a vote on the resolution. The outgoing democratic administra tion was sharply criticised at the morning session by Senator Enoch Whitcomb for failure to provide sta tionery and other necessary supplies for the use of the incoming bodies. Senators Yeaman and Robertson and „ ... ._. _ . _ Representatives Shearer and Gibbons were ap p 0ln tefl on a joint committee, late in the afternoon to prepare res olutions in respect to the memory of former President Theodore Roosevelt. A memorial service will be held in joint session tomorrow afternoon. REPORTS HELD UP Results of Intelligence Tests Will Not Be Made Public Today. Owing to the complicated nature of the tabulations and reports, the psych oolgy department of the university will not be able to give out its findings in the intelligence tests at the present time. Professor Reed, head of the de partment, reports that the results are extremely interesting as far as they have been reached, but that it will be some little time before he can give any publicity to his conclusions. WAR STAMP SALES YIELD ♦+++♦+♦♦++♦♦++++ ♦ CONFERENCE POSTPONED * ♦ PARIS. — President Wilson's 4* + conference with the premiers of 4* ♦ Great Britain, France, and Italy, 4 ♦ which had been set for today, + 4- will probably not begin until ♦ + early next week. Premier Lloyd 4* ■> George of England has been de- ♦ 4* tained in London. Premier Or- + ♦ lando of Italy, who was due to ♦ 4* arrive here today will probably 4* ♦ return to Rome, where his pres- 4* ♦ ence during the next forty-eight 4* ♦ hours is necessary because of 4* ♦ important matters under the 4* ♦ consideration of the Italian par- ♦ + Lament. There will, however, be 4* + an informal meeting today at the + 4* office of Stephen Pichon, foreign ♦ 4* minister. It will be attended by 4* 4> President Wilson, Premier Or- 4* 4* lando, and Japanese représenta- * 4* tives. 4 , 444 , + 4 l 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 l 4*4'4'44 , 4 -Ba THRILLING STORY OF NEEDS IN EAST SUFFERING AND OPPRESSION OF EASTERN PEOPLES DECLARED APPALLING Comprising a brief summary of the dire need, the American Committee for Relief in the near east, formerly the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, has had prepared a leaf let giving the following facts; You are asked for $30,000,000 to sus tain the lives of 3,950,000 Christians and Jews through the winter, through their return to a new life free from religious and political persecution. .the rights of small nations may never a g a j n be trampled upon, j ttle nations of the near east have ! kept thc faith and borne the burden 0 j massacr6 which thousands of miles have kept from our homes, The noble Victory has come. And now these bravest and staunchest pilgrims, in sight of the goal of freedom, stand for lack of $30,000,000—your $5 and $10 and $50—in immediate danger of starvation or of death from the dis eases of war and hunger. j The Red Cross found the machinery of relief already at work in the near east—the missionaries, who know the people and speak their languages, and all official representatives of the Uni ted States had been organized by the American Committee for Armenian Syrian Relief. Channels of distribu tion were well established. And the Red Cross asked the committee to carry on all relief work in the near east territory, in order that there be neither duplication nor lost motion. . The territory is Asia Minor, the Cau casus, Armenia, Persia and northern Egypt. Every dollar you give goes to the near east. Of the $12,321,145.92 collected before September 30, $12,371,145.92 was sent to the field. The increase of $50,000 over collections was interest accrued from daily balances. Your $30,000,000 will go in full to save the lives of individuals and of whole countries. Full government approval and co operation is given to the commis sion's work. All funds are transmit ted through the department of state. The shipping board and all consular agents of the United States govern ment give every possible aid. There are 3,950,000 souls, 400,000 of whom are orphans, all in desperate need. 17 cents per person per day is the estimated expense of giving them food. Catholics, Protestants and Jews alike have been the victims of Turk ish oppression and of Turkish gov eminent order to exterminate or drive from their homes and industries every other people in the near east. Cath olics, Protestants and Jews alike are receiving every help within our power, The commission's work is not only of relief, but of reconstruction. Our budget includes seeds for next year's crops, farm implements, cattle and sheep. These people are freed from their oppressors, but shorn of homes and property. Our part is to set them on their own feet. DISTINGUISHED WOMAN DIES BE! President Holland's Mother Had En deared Herself to Many Persons. The community was shocked yester day to learn of the sudden death, after a very brief illness, of Mrs. P. C. Hol land, mother of President E. O. Hol land of the Washington State college of Pullman. Mrs. Holland was well known to a large group of Moscow people particul arly in university circles and was deep ly admired for her delightful person ality and numerous social graces. On several occasions Mrs. Holland had been a welcome visitor in Moscow, and she had often acted as hostess to var ious Moscow residents who were guests of the college at Pullman. As head of the president's establishment, she has played an important role In the social life of the neighboring city With great distinction to herself and to the school she served. That habit of thrift which was im planted in the American mind with such pains and difficulty by the war department during the past year is not to be rooted out or to be allowed to die of inanition, if the efforts of the United States committee accom plish what is expected of them. The sale of war savings stamps and cer tificates is to be continued through out 1919, and the campaign is already on. The sale will be prosecuted with even greater energy and enthusiasm than in the past. The thrift stamp remains unchang ed for the coming year, and post of fices are asked to sell what they have had left on hand. The same neat little folder will be used for preserving the stamps. A change has been made in the war savings certificate. It is about 2-3 the size of the one issued last year, and is blue instead of green. It bears the head of Benjamin Franklin, the father of thrift, instead of that of George Washington. The scale of prices and increases in value is the same as for the 1923 issue. The cer tificate may be bought this month for 4.12 and will be worth $5 when it matures in 1924. A card costing $82.40 will be worth $100 five years from now. The limit of individual ownership is $1000, as it was before, but any one may buy $1000 of the new series, no matter whether he has taken his full quota of the first issue or no. In commenting upon the work of selling stamps ' during the ensuing year, Judge James H. Forney, who has acted as chairman for Latah county in this important piece of war work, said: "Throughout the nation one billion dollars was raised by the sale of war stamps and thrift cards in 1918. The campaign for 1919 is now on. Latah county as a whole did not go over the top, but raised a large proportion of her quota. Sev eral precincts which will be announced later have more than raised their quota." Postmaster Morgareidge has fur nished the Star-Mirror with an inter esting report of sales in the county during the last season. The figures are not complete, for two precincts have not yet sent in their record, but they show that some of the towns in the county have done more than their share in buying these gilt-edged se curities. Genesee took over $35,000, Bovill took nearly $15,000, Juliaetta went over its quota by many hundreds of dollars, and Pine Greek did ex ceptionally well. Pine Creek, Cora, and Palouse precincts probably bought about $25,000 worth of thrift stamps in Washington post offices. If Moscow had done her share the county would easily have taken all the stamps assigned to her by the United States treasurer as a mini mum. About $240,000 were expended ; in this county in stamps the past seq son. i Today the First National Bank of this city purchased its limit of $1000 0 f stamps of the new issue, and will sell them to its numerous patrons. Postmaster Morgareidge commends heartily this patriotic service. MAKING BIG HU CLASS OF TWELVE STUDENTS OR GANIZED LIKE FORCE OF CITY PAPER One of the most valuable and inter esting courses offered at the universi ty at the present time is that conduct ed by R. D. Jameson, of the department of English, in practical journalism. The class, which is composed of about a dozen students, is organized for work on the same plan as that fol lowed in the typical city room of a big newspaper. Taking turns at the var ions positions, students serve as city editor, reporters, and copy readers, The routine prescribed is the same as that on a city paper. Twelve reporters daily the university for items of live news. The material they gather and edit is disposed of to the various papers over the state, about 150 in all. The reporters are ap pointed as correspondents of the var ious state papers, and every man keeps closely in touch with the students from the locality of the papers for which he writes. His budget of news supplies the students' home territory with news of their activities in college. Mr. Jameson, who came to the uni versity at the beginning of the pres ent year, has already made a deep im pression upon his large classes and is establishing himself rapidly as an acquisition of great value to the uni versity faculty. The course which he has originated and successfully work ed out here in practical journalism re ceived a most laudatory comment in a recent issue of the university of Kansas daily paper. Although a comparative stranger In Idaho, Mr. Jameson is exceedingly in terested in everything that concerns the welfare of his new home. He Is keen to get Into closer touch with the people of Idaho, and is alert to seize every chance that will give him an op portunity of knowing better and serv ing more fully the community and state with whose fortunes he has çaa t his own.