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The Daily Star-Mirror
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
<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
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
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.
♦ 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,

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
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.
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
Many committees were announced
this afternoon.
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.
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.

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
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.
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
Sunday.—Boise Statesman.
Mr. Luce was formerly instructor
in the university and is well known
Mourning Period Prescribed.
By a government order all flags
will be hung at half mast for thirty
days, out of respect to Ex-president
The Gathering Place
■ ^
State Council of Defense Will Issue
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.
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.
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.
♦ 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.

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