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The Daily Star-Mirror -rr-± VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO M NUMBER 90 I AY, JANUARY 13, 1919 = PEACE CONFERENCE BE6INS-REBELS DEFEATED The first actual session of the peace conference was held today, but it is only laying the ground work for the construction of the peace program which .will come later. - taking part in the conference. The anarchists and Bolshevist's of Germany are losing their fight and the government seems able to cope with the element which would destroy every thing and supplant government with anarchy and murder. The allies are planning to take possession of one of Germany's leading sea ports to enforce the armistice terms and to punish Germany for delay in complying with them. • Three more transports have sailed from France with American troops who are being brought home to be discharged. They are bringing 4,200 men. President Wilson has again cabled a request to congress to appropriate and send immediately $100,000,000 for the starving people of the devastated areas of Europe and Asia. The Rafale and telegraphic news received today follows: ' _ Peace Conference Began This Morning. PARIS.—The first actual session of the peace conference is being held today although it is officially designated as one of a series of conversations for laying the groundwork for the structure which will later be presented to the formal assembly. These conversations consider the details of the pro , gram to be carried out—what subjects will be considered at the meetings, the roles of the expert advisers and the order in which various matters will be discussed. Complete harmony prevails among the greatest nations » f Spartacans Losing Fight in Berlin. BERLIN, Sunday.—Rose Luxemberg, associate of Dr. Karl Liebknecht in the leadership of the rebellion of the Spartacans in Berlin, has been arrested by government soldiers, according to a report in the Taglische Rundschau. The arrest was made when the troops were cleaning out the Spartacans' office last night. Dr. Liebknecht's son has also been arrested. Arrest Russian Bolshevist, LONDON.—Karl Radek, one of the Russian Bolshevik emisaries in Berlin, has been arrested, according to Berlin advices to the Exchange Telegraph company, through Copenhagen. The dispatch also reports the capture of the Boetzow brewery by government forces. Spartacan Strongholds Taken. BERLIN, Sunday. —(By Associated Press.)—The Silesian railway station, i important possession of government forces. The capture of the police headquarters by government forces was effected early Sunday morning. The real revolutionary headquarters for the entire insurgent campaign has been in this building. Allies Will Take German Seaport. LONDON.—Today's session of the allied military advisors in Paris, with General Foch presiding, suggestions were made that the allies occupy some German ports, according to the Exchange Telegraph .company's dispatch. - It is to be undertaken as a guarantee for Germany's fulfilment of the armis , tice terms and as a punishment for Germany's dilatoriness in complying with them. American Ship Reported in Distress. HALIFAX.—Wireless dispatches from vessels standing by United States shipping board steamship, Castalia, which has been in distress off the coast of Nova Scotia since Saturday morning, report the rescue of 44 of the crew, began after 9 o'clock this morning and that one boat, containing 17 men capsized and two were drowned. American Transporta Coming Home. WASHINGTON.—The transports, Rochambeau, Lapland and Cretic have ■ailed from France for New York with 150 officers and 4,20tf men. President Wilson Urges Haste. WASHINGTON.—In a message today solemnly urging congress to ap propriate $100,000,000 requested for European relief, President Wilson said Bolshevism is steadily advancing westward and cannot be stopped by force, but that good food relief is the key to the whole situation in Europe and the solution of peace. The president's message was addressed to Senator Martin and Representative Sherley, chairman of the congressional appropriations committee. It was read on the floor of the house by Mr. Sherley during the • debate on the special rule to give the appropriation immediate consideration. President Wilson urges the immediate appropriation of $100,000,000 for European food relief. Want American Soldiers Brought Back. WASHINGTON.—A resolution of record in the senate favoring the with drawal of American soldiers from Russia "as soon as practicable," waâ in troduced today by Senator Johnson, of California, with the assertion that the United States government evidently lacked a Russian policy and is in viting disaster. REPORTED DROWNED MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON HAS DISAPPEARED SANDPOINT.—Sheriff Remer was called up from Newport at 9 o'clock last night with the information that William Vane, who was recently de nied a new trial in federal court after sentence of six years in federal prison for complicity in the holding up of the Priest River auto stage a few years ago, had drowned in the waters of Pend d'Oreille river while crossing the stream in a rowboat with two other men. The Review was informed from the Miner office at Newport this morning that the report was substantiated in go far that two men, Harold Kesler and Phil Nagle, reported last evening that they were with Vane in a boat crossing the river, that they had been deer hunting and had a deer in the, boat and because they had the deer they were crossing the river by boat instead of by the ferry and that while in midstream they struck a deadhead and Vane plunged headlong out of the boat. They got his hat which floated ou the surface but saw nothing of Vane after he went down. The two men returned to shore and shouted for help and a third man went to the spot with them where they claimed to have pushed off from the shore and found tracks of men at the river bank at the point indicated. Credence is given the drowning story from the fact that. Vane had made an appointment with Justice Sheldon at Newport, Wash., to sign papers on a contract he was entering into and did not appear there this morning at the time fixed. Nothing had been seen of Vane at Newport this morning and the drowning story, which was at first scouted, was con sidered likely. Vane's drowning, if it shall prove that he was drowned and that he did not "frame lip" to make good his es from future incarceration in a _al prison, ends the checkered ca reer of a man who long had been sus pected of many crimes, as the fence for years of boxcar stealing on the ■Great Northern, finally to be tried and convicted in federal court for par ticipation in the holding up of the Priest River auto stage coach in Sep tember, 1914, in which three masked men forced nine passengers on the Beardsmore auto-stage to disembark and submit to be robbed of their money and valuables. The robbery was a mystery for several months, to be followed by the arrest of Vane and two Italians of Priest River by the federal authorities. One of the Ital ians turned state's evidence and main tained that Vane had procured their services to assist him in the robbery. The theory of the prosecution was that Vane did not undertake the rob bery for gain, but as a means of tak ing revenge oh Beardsmore, the auto stage owner, with whom he had had differences. Vane was tried and convicted at Coeur d'Alene and sentenced to Mc Neil's Island federal prison for six years. He appealed the case and the circuit court of appeals had just de nied him a new trial. He was out on a heavy bond and it was growing near the time for him to report to the federal prison for the serving of the remainder of his term. • While out on bail Vane spent much of his time at Newport. ca] PRODUCTION OF PRECIOUS METALS SHOWS BIG SLUMP Gold production in the United States in 1918 fell to 3,313,000 fine ounces, worth $58,493,000 the lowest In 20 years, and silver production dropped to 67,879,000 fine ounces, worth $67, 879,000 at the standard government price of $1 an ounce, the smallest rec ord since 1913, California led as a gold producing state, the estimate showing 832,389 ounces, valued at $17,207,000 while Colorado ranked second with 621,791 ounces, valued at $12,853,000. Montana, with 15,341,000 ounces, was the princiiple silver producing state, while Utah gave 13,439,000 ounces, Idaho 10,188,000 and Nevada 10,113,- 1 000 . ARGENTINE HAS DICTATOR Measure Follows Violent Work of Strikers. BUENOS AIRES.—General Delle - piane, commander of the forces op posing the strikers, has assumed a military dictatorship and has taken over all the forces of the government. This action, it is explained, in no wise constitutes a measure unfriendly to President Irigoyen. General Dellepiane's assumption of dictatorial powers followed two seri ous attempts by strikers to capture police headquarters. He has assumed the functions of the ministers of war, the navy and the interior, making himself supreme commander, supporters say he is exerting all the forces at his disposal for ,and not against the government. His SPENT MUCH TIME WITH MECHAN ICAL DEPARTMENT OF AIR SERVICE OVER THERE * Rudolph Carlander, son of Mr. and j Mrs. A. E. Carlander, returned last evening' from Camp Dodge, where he | was mustered out. He has been in | the service about a year, most of the time in England, in the mechanical I department of the air service. The Americans were building some large aeroplane camps in England which were not finished when the armistice was signed. Mr. Carlander was at Woodley Camp, near Romsey, Eng., and Rust ington Camp near Little Hampton, Eng. In the latter camp they were building dromes for 700 aeroplanes. The food was sent to the boys by Am erica but it was rationed out through the English, so the soldiers had to stand the rather meager rations of the English. But these boys do not com plain for they wanted the supplies pushed on to the boys in France. Mr. Carlander witnessed fights between planes over the channel. He was in London seven days on leave and saw some of the ruin of the Jeppelin raids. He returned to New York December 13, on the Adriatic of the White Star line, being 13 days on the trip. JAG06 A. HOKE IS INFLUENLA VICTIM WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN CALLED BY DEATH—WIFE IS CRITICALLY ILL The people of Moscow are saddened to learn of the death of Jacob A. Hoke at 7:30 this morning at his home at 617 S. Jackson street. Mr, Hoke had been ill about two weeks with in fluenza followed by pneumonia. His wife is 'seriously ill of the same di sease. Mr. Hoke was 26 years of age and was bom and reared in Moscow—the son of Jacob L. Hoke and Mary Hoke. He was a student of the Moscow high school and for a short period, of the university. He was married in 1916 to Miss May Campbell of Sprague, Wash. He leaves his wife, father and mother and a brother, William, who is at present in Portland. The time of the funeral is not yet determined, since his brother has not been heard from. Mrs. Craig a Liberal Giver. Mrs. J. M. Craig heads the list of liberal donors to the Armenian relief fund in Moscow. She gave $20 yes terday and after reading more of the sufferings of the starving millions of Armenia, she sent the committee $26 more today, making her total donation $46. She said: "The sufferings of those poor people gets on my heart so that I feel I must give all that I can spare." 0[ Somewhere In Germany Cl \ & V w [_ Y3 K À J) îffà in (OpTTiri»n T| LEGISLATURE TAKES DAY OFF FOR COMMITTEE WORK—ASKS CONGRESS TO GIVE WOMEN VOTES Î BOISE.—The house and senate held short sessions this morning and then adjourhed until tomorrow' to permit I committees to complete their work, j A joint resolution memoralizing the senate of the United States to com plete woman suffrage by making it | national was passed. The resolution i says that Idaho has profited by worn- j an suffrage and says; "Twenty-five years experience with equal suffrage has given Idaho good j government and purified politics and ; made better homes and has been for : the best interests of the state. Idaho asks for an amendment to the federal constitution giving woman the right to vote." : The memorial is an administration measure and was sent by Whitcomb, president protein of the senate. A memorial by Pettibone to construct a road from' Stites to Orangeville through Elk City, and Dixie to Buf falo Hump, Orogrande and to the Clearwater 10 miles along the south ed. This will open the gold fields as "a public national necessity," and fur ther says to make better postal roads. The government is asked to give $500,000. A bill for this work was in troduced in congress two years ago and it recommended that Idaho pay half. The memorial says the state cannot do this all and asks for full government appropriation. Committee to Check Up. Headed by Raymond L. Givins a committee of seven of the house will look after all bills and keep the leg islation in line with the administra tion's promises. The statement of Qlvlns this morning says: "Reference to this committee of the house bills will do much during the session to weed ont bills of no merit." The first action of the committee was the rec ommendation to the house this morn ing not to print the bill appropriating $600 to Mrs. Minnie Priest Dunton, for services as state librarian. This will have opposition from Ada county members who presented Mrs. Dunton's claim. To Raise Bond Limits. Senator Beaver of Twin Falls, is the author of a bill introduced this morning to Increase the bonds issued by municipal bodies to 12 per cent of the assessed valuation instead of six, the present limit. This is for bonds for public buildings, paving, sewers, bridges within one mile of the corpor ate limits, and parks. It is regarded as a public measure. The author pre dicts large increase In public improve ments In most towns and cities where the limit is six per cent. If this change Is made. Primary Law Repeal Ig Up. A sharp fight is predicted in the leg islature over the repeal of primary law. Governor Davis did not recom mend the measure. Speaker Klger of the house, said: "I expect action at once to repeal the primary law. favor a primary in the county election to select state delegates to the state convention. The candidates must file with the county recorder a certificate of the county party chairman that they have been members of the party for two years previous." Seth Jones of Whitebird, said; "I favor the elimination of the expensive primary and the return to the old sys tem as the cost of the primary elec tion to the tax payers of the state is $160,000 for each primary. I would rather use this money for roads." The fight will be a strong one and may influence the consolidation meas ure coming up tomorrow from the gov Bonnell of Bannock county, "If the primary law cannot be ernor. said: made much better than it is now favor its repeal." SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE "BOXE DRY LAW Î WASHINGTON.—The supreme court j held today that the Reed "'Bone Dry" ; prohibition amendment prohibits the | tiansportation into dry states, any in- j toxicating liquor for beverage pur- poses, even when intended for person- al use. As interpreted by the court, the law nullifies state statutes permit- ting limited amounts of liquor to be brought in for personal use. -:-isa- j j j î I j ! PRINCE OF WALES VISITOR AT AMERICAN ARMY HEAD QUARTERS IN GERMANY American lines from the Cologne ; headquarters of the British army of ry UP or ti0 Mondfy eX for C Bona^His 8 ^' I pearaifce^i^Ckiblenz was'^iot ^marked i by any ceremony that would indicate i Îr1n P g re rÎRtle ft*®, ^ Dressed in the uniform of a British i officer and accompanied by a single I aide, Lord Claud Hamilton/the prince made the run from British headquar FUTURE KING GALLS COBLENZ.—(By Associated Press) —The prince of Wales became the guest of Major-General Joseph T. Dickman, commander of the American third army today. He entered the ters in an 'army automobile, arriving i. , . ., j T î j , here late in the day. It was dark and the sentries who saluted as the car passed did not know more than it bore officers of high rank. One or two dinner parties, lunch eons and excursions into the bridge head territory make up the program General Dickman has planned for his week-end guest, but not forgetting his highness' wishes for an interesting gather than a formal and ceremonious visit, he has included in his plans a feature that will make him long re membered by virtually every Ameri can girl in the area. This is a dance tomorrow night at the officers' casino. The women there will be American and British, with possibly French, but no Germans. T ence of the latter, even if desired, is rendered impossible by the anti fraternization order. a few he pres With the Red Cross and army nurses and the Y. M. C. A. girls the supply of partners will perhaps be sufficient, but to make certain, Gen- | eral Dickman's aides have sent into ; the British sector for a supporting | detachment of nurses. Because of the increasing number of small dances | the American surgeon-general recent- j ly spread gloom in the hospitals by ' an order forbidding further partici pation by the nurses. That order will j be suspended. While the prince is in the Ameri can area his headquarters will be in a house adjoining that of General Dickman. He was the guest tonight at a dinner given by the American commander where were presented to him several members of General Dickman's staff. A few members of the British mission were also present. An army band played during the din ner and throughout the evening. The prince has planned a visit to the headquarters corps tomorrow and perhaps will drive through some of the more interesting portions of the sector. NEED OF CHEAPER FARM LABOR SHOWN—LABOR UNIONS ARE OPPOSING THIS For the development of the re sources of the west nothing would help so much as an abundance of available farm labor. By this is not meant school chil dren, women, store clerks, city bums, tramps or labor that must be forced to work. Organized labor, composed of skilled men and women in the trades unions would lose nothing from abundant farm labor. San Francisco labor leaders are said to be dissatisfied with the out come of the farm labor conference held in the Ferry building recently. It is said that the conference was dominated by farm Interests that were not inclined to give the workers the consideration labor men believe should have been given. In spite of the apparent increasing degree of unemployment in cities the conference maintained that there is and will be a shortage of farm labor. j'The conference went on recofd. to petition congress to remove all barsAo immigration in order that unrestricted immigration may flow into the Uhited States. The American Federation of Labor will oppose any legislation in this di rection. As It stands, organized labor uses the high cost of living to keep wages at a figure so high no farmer can af ford to employ it, and the cost of farm production cannot come down without a larger supply of cheaper farm labor. The Manufacturer. WORSE IN PLAGES MUCH BETTER IN MOSCOW, BUT WORSE AT OTHER POINTS —POTLATCH IS BAD There has been a fresh outbreak of influenza in many places and the ban has been put back on tighter than ever. This is true of Portland, Wal lace, Kellogg and Potlatch, where the ban had been lifted and things were "wide open" as before the first ap pearance of the epidemic. California is considering postponing the legisla ture and Oregon is considering the same move. Dr. Adair, city health of ficer, says the ban has been put on all public meetings at W'allace and Kellogg and at Potlatch. He says there were 58 new cases at Kellogg last week. Dr. Adair has issued the following statement of conditions here: "Some seem to misunderstand the quarantine modifications or regula tions now in force. I would state that the quarantine is still on to the ex tent ™ a /° r ' s tl0 ?f. that -rds 'o/othe? gfmes in pool halls and }° d ? e ? r " ^p up ll s Q 0 f the publié Schools are hib T Lrsh^estrictioi. They contend that -l - ~~ Lt 13 110 more dan e erous to allow them to attend the show's than to go to school. In school every one ex amined, both in the forenoon and af t ' b a trained nurse , and all ects ' re sent home , but the cr0 ^ ds at the theatres are not so ex arab) g d Churches still observe the restric tion of seating in every other row. The special police still remain on duty to carry out the instructions given the first of last week to business houses, of not allowing more than fifteen people to one floor or depart ment." Wear Masks at Portland. PORTLAND, Jan. 12.—Wearing of gauze masks as a preventative against Spanish influenza and other drastjp will become effective m Portland Monday, by order of Dr. E. A. Sommer, director of the anti-influ The mask order is measures enza campaign. not as yet backed by law, but people asked voluntarily to wear masks when in public places. Street cars are to be allowed to carry only their seating capacity of passengers, and theatres will not be allowed to crowd, Dr. Sommer has announced. F my government nurses have been ordered here from Camp Lewis to aid in car ing for influenza _patients. are INFLUENZ! IS BID OK 1HE RIDGES FAMILY LOSES TWO CHILDREN IN ONE DAY—FRANK BROKEN IS A YICT1M The epidemic of influenza on the ridges near Kendrick is of a very ser Frank Broc ious nature at present, key, a farmer of American ridge, died Sunday of pneumonia following Influ enza. Saturday, two children of Wm. Why bart of Little Bear ridge died from the disease. American ridge is pneumonia following influenza. Yesterday 36 cases of influenza were reported oh the lower end of American ridge. The disease seems to be sweeping the county in waves, and great care is needed to be taken by all to prevent the further spread of the epidemic. Mrs. George Davidson of seriously ill of fsa COUNTY ADMINISTRATION WAS CHANGED TODAY" Without a jar the administration of county affairs passed today from a bi-partizan to a republican regime, and the three democratic county of ficers and one republican gave place to republicans elected in November. Sheriff J. J. Campbell is succeeded by J. L. Woody, who has been county commissioner for some time. Miss Ruth Broman was succeeded by Miss Iona S. Adair, as county treasurer; Frank L. Moore was succeeded by John Nisbet, as prosecuting attorney. The three retiring officers were demo crats. Mrs. R. B. Knepper retired county school superintendent to join her husband, Ralph B. Knepper, editor of the Kendrick Gazette, at Kendrick, where they have just com pleted a home. None of those who retire were candidates for reelection excepting J- J- Campbell, who gave Mr. Woody a close race. The other officers were all reelected. A list of their deputies has been published. Beginning at noon today Latah county went under the management of a solidly republican administration. as BE NONPARTISAN BANK North Dakota Provides For $20,000.000 by Bond Sales BISMARRCK, N. D.—Unanimous decision was given at the caucus of jjtfb&rtisan league members of the stale legislature to the administration measure creating the Bank of North Dakota, capitalized at $20,000,000, with capital produced by the sale of state bonds.