The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO M
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
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,
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
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
MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS
IN FEDERAL PRISON HAS
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
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
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
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
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
ARGENTINE HAS DICTATOR
Measure Follows Violent Work of
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.
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
WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN
CALLED BY DEATH—WIFE IS
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
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
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
Somewhere In Germany
TAKES DAY OFF FOR COMMITTEE
WORK—ASKS CONGRESS TO
GIVE WOMEN VOTES
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
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
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
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
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
made much better than it is now
favor its repeal."
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS
THE "BOXE DRY
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.
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
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
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
NEED OF CHEAPER FARM LABOR
SHOWN—LABOR UNIONS ARE
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
Organized labor, composed of skilled
men and women in the trades unions
would lose nothing from abundant
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
The American Federation of Labor
will oppose any legislation in this di
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
INFLUENZ! IS BID
OK 1HE RIDGES
FAMILY LOSES TWO CHILDREN IN
ONE DAY—FRANK BROKEN IS
The epidemic of influenza on the
ridges near Kendrick is of a very ser
ious nature at present,
key, a farmer of American ridge, died
Sunday of pneumonia following Influ
Saturday, two children of Wm. Why
bart of Little Bear ridge died from the
American ridge is
pneumonia following influenza.
Yesterday 36 cases of influenza were
reported oh the lower end of American
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
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.
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
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