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The Da ily Star-Mirror
__ MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, JANU ARY 15, 1919 VOLUME VIII NUMBER 92 BOLSHEVISTS ARE DEFEATED IN BERLIN The Bolshevists have met a decided and crushing defeat in Berlin and Professor Liebknecht, the leader, who would murder every one who had more than 30 cents and destroy all government, has fled for his life, while his son and daughter are held prisoner in Berlin. Liebknecht has followed Kaiser Bill s example and fled to save his own hide, leaving his victims to pay the penalty. . The German cabinet met yesterday and is trying to organize a government that can treat with the allies in the settlement of the peace terms. The supreme war council has been busy getting in line for the great work of the conference. The league of nations question is to be the first on the program. Von Hindenberg has taken the command of the German army to march against the Poles in eastern Germany. Hun£ w r er riots are growing in Petrograd and the people ask the soldiers to ' ' "* * -iem and save them from starvation. A rebellion has broken out in Portugal and is assuming alarming propor tions. The cable and telegraphic news received today follows: Bolshevists Badly Beaten. BERLIN.—(By Associated Press.)—Berlin's long week of Bolshevism has finally ended. Here and there scattered desperadoes, mostly youths, still 1 fire occasionally from house tops and small bands of Liebknecht's followers during the night attempt to revive terrorism, but they are insignificant, however. Liebknecht's sister was arrested today and several hundred of the rebels are prisoners. The losses inflicted on each side during the last week are believed to greatly exceed 200 dead and 1000 wounded, an over whelming majority of these being Bolshevists. German Cabinet Holds Meeting. COPENHAGEN.—The German cabinet met yesterday to discuss the new constitution and consider proposals for a meeting of the national assembly. Germany's participation in the peace conference was also taken up. The meeting is being continued today. f League of Nations Comes First. PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—The work before today's session of the supreme war council comprised the completion of the allotment of repre sentatives of the various nations and the further consideration of the ques tion whether Russia shall have delegates. The council will continue to work continuously with the expectation of finishing by Saturday, when the first formal sitting of the peace conference will be held. The program commonly agreed upon provides the primary consideration of the formation of a league of nations. The congress will work on this to the exclusion of all other subjects. Hindenberg Takes War Path Again. COPENHAGEN.—Field Marshal von Hindenberg is soon to take command of the German forces opposing the Polish forces in eastern Germany, say Domberg advices, quoting Posen newspapers. Starving Russians Ask to Be Shot. STOCKHOLM.—Hunger riots took place in Petrograd Saturday and Sun day according to advices received here. Ten thousand persons paraded the . streets shouting for bread. They were fired upon by the Bolshevik troops. It is said that in Letts, people desperate from hunger, formed in crowds and asked the soldiers to fire upon them. Dispatches says not a single piece of bread can be found in Petrograd and the people are being given unground oats, the only food available. Luxemburg's New Woman Ruler. LUXEMBURG, Tuesday.—Princess Charlotte, sister of Grand Duchess Marie, has been chosen as the latter's successor by the chamber of deputies which met immediately after the abdication of the grand duchess was an nounced. Princess Charlotte assumes office Wednesday. Rioting in Portugal. LONDON.—Revolutionary forces at Santare, northeast of Lisbon, Portu gal having refused to surrender, government troops surrounded the town and commenced a bombardment, according to a wireless dispatch from Lis bon today. Northwest Soldiers are Coming Home. NEW YORK.—The United States Cruiser St. Louis, bringing the 346th field artillery with 45 officers and 1,255 men, arrived today from Brest. Twenty-six are sick and wounded. This regiment is one per cent regulars and 99 per cent drafted men, who were trained at Camp Lewis and who saw ■ service in Belgium With the 91st division. Bolshevism Breaks Out in Mexico. EL PASO, Texas.—Hand bills printed in Spanish and signed "Mexican Bolshevists," were distributed here today urging the death of President Cäranza, Villa, Felix Diaz, Governor Cantu, of Lower California, Dr. Vas quez Gomez, Francisco Delà Barra and all o„her political leaders and rich men of Mexico. LEGISLATURE ASKS MILLIONS BOISE.—One million dollars asked of congress for the north and south road from Orangeville to Boise, in a meomrial introduced today Senator Nash, of Franklin county, Senator Nash asked for the suspen sion of the rules and the immediate passage of his memorial. It will be taken up tomorrow morning. A joint memorial was introduced the house by the committee on Indian agents, asking congress for a big construction policy on reclamation of lands in this state. A memorial to congress asking for the passage of a bill permitting 75 per cent aid for roads in sparsely settled states, introduced yesterday, passed the house this morning. Lewiston Normal Cared For. The committee on appropriations in the house this morning introduced a bill appropriating $160,000 for the Lewiston normal school; $84,000 to cover the loss of the administration building, and approximately $66,000 to complete the building. The com mittee plans to rush the bill to com plete the building by September. Taft Telegraphs Governor. A telegram to Governor Davis from noted easterners, including William Howard Taft, ex-president, asked the general state observance of Roose velt day. The memorial was submit ted to the house for action. Wants Lists of Soldiers. Congress was memorializ a proposed joint memorial to gi. i plete lists of all soldiers and sailors from this state, who served in the war or were drafted or volunteered. To Protect the Flag. A uniform flag law was introduced In the house. This bill makes it a misdemeanor to use the emblem in any advertisement or name, but doe? not restrict its use on jewelry if no ( words are on the piece, This 18 ,, I The £ h °st walked" this' morning j and warrants for mileage were dis i tributed among the members of both j houses, together with the pay checks ! making th ® lar & es l t payments that will j d c ® 0 ^° g members until the legis j women" Want Quarantine Laws. The two women mem bers, Mrs. D ra j^ e an( j ]y[ rg# white, introduced a bffl in the house providing that the j bea ]th board or chairman in an emer j gency can makë rules to guard : against or stop contagion and enter j quarantined cities and towns. The | bill gives the board powers not held heretofore. House bill introduced by Bellett ; provides for the forming by counties of.soldiers relief commissions of three members, two to be veterans of the world war, and taxing for the pur poses of relief for soldiers, up to ■three-tenths of one mill. MEXICO CITY. — According to plans of the war department the Mexi can army, in 1920, will contain 100,000 men. Recruiting has been stopped, Only native Mexicans will be admitted into the military service. Soldiers of immature years are being discharged and other reforms calculated to in crease the efficiency of the troops are being adopted, !■' : MEXICO TO HAVE AN ARMY OF 100,000 MEN These facts were given out for the announced purpose of disproving ru mors that the government planned to increase the army to 400,000. One hundred thousand, it is said, are suf ficient to maintain order in the re public. JOHN CONE HEADS PnMMIQQKIMtßq üUMIüülUNtfla John Cone, who was reelected coun ty commissioner and began serving his second term last Monday, has been elected chairman of the board, suc ceeding Arnold Lyon, who was chair man during the past two years. Mr. Cone is the only one of the com missioners reelected. Mr. Lyon was not a candidate for any office and Mr. Woody was elected sheriff. The other two members of the board are Elmer A. Paulson, of Thom creek pre cince, commissioner for the Second district, and Columbus Clark, of Juli aetta. All are republicans. The board is still in session and will continue in session several days. There is a vast amount of work to OLDEST COMMISSIONER ELECT ED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD NOW IN SESSION - i Uli - war ' ■'.U < JOHN CONE be planned for the coming year. People are clamoring for better roads and the government urges the building of good roads for the double purpose of providing better highways for post roads and government work, and to give the returning soldiers employ ment. There is much routine work to be done, also. Mr. Cone has had two years ex perience as commissioner and under stands the work thoroughly. The other two members are taking hold like vet erans and the prospects are that the county will have a strong board of commissioners working in perfect bar mony PURE BRED BREEDING STOCK IS WANTED O. S. Fletcher, county agent, is anxious to get the names of every breeder of registered cattle, sheep and hogs who have these animals for sale, and also the names and address es of any having high grade dairy cattle for sale. He has many inquir ies for such animals, especially dairy .cattle and registered beef cattle and hogs. Any one having any of these animals for sale is requested to send a description of the animals, the num ber, and price to Mr. Fletcher, at Moscow and he will probably send buyer. Mr. Fletcher is doing all he can to eneburage the breeding of bet ter stock in Latah county and has a list of farmers who want to get bet ter animals for breeding purposes. Mr. Fletcher being employed by the county is doing this work without expense to the farmers, thus saving commissions and "middlemen's profits. - S - McCannell Brothers Heard From. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. McConnell have received word from their son, Serg eant W. J. McConnell, that he was honorably discharged from the serv ice while in Connecticut and expects to be home the last of the month. Their other son, Ed. McConnell, is with the third army of occupation which is now in Germany. Ed says he is anxious to get back home, there, is no place like the good old U. S. A.! a 0, Back Home k: fiiEE, NEW «TicEM 1«« f'fkG. *06 1 or ßosT 'NEW 1 WIHPOW5 ; uftHEREJ euur *1 look our on ix' S jWRBcwRPi El a COUPLE O' NEW four HOLES' ON Ip-. fH'L«6<WRP) (] ftr jLir IV I J f EIGHT BELLS,I 1''!""» I time for. I n y T I --now ra-r-r ANV chances m The stern of frt'oi'Bcwr? VUEYIS eves, oh this SIPE.EN [you MEAN 1 THE, REAR. I I pont yoorj rr 13 A I ? y V Un ä + + + + + * + + + + Jay Gibson Bank Examiner. 4* + : fîçÆ Siî ♦ to the senate this morning, as + ♦ members of the industrial acci ♦ dent board, the former for four ♦ ♦ years and the latter for two ♦ ♦ years, succeeding W. H. Cassidy ♦ Î c ^ ton .- . * Î al ?° n ° n H nat ' * i * ^ ame - ^ ■ Church, of Poca- + 11 £ eIloas insurance commissioner * + 2 r r J *L J l y ? lbs0n ' t * „ io ^ eur e 5 e ' as bank com- + * missloner for four * Mr. ♦ years. ♦ Gibson succeeds Russel Hitt. The dominations were referred + ♦ to the state affairs committee on + ♦ motion of President Pro Tern + + Whitcomb. ♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + + l's INFLUENZA WORSE III IW PUCES PORTLAND, SPOKANE AND VAN COUVER HAVE NEW OUT BREAKS—NO CASES HERE Witji no new cases of influenza re ported in Moscow for six days up to last hight; without a single among the hundreds of students in the University of Idaho, the high school and the seventh and eighth grades, conditions here are better than at any time since the epidemic first reached Moscow. But it is worse in many places! Portland established a new record yesterday with 422 new cases in one day and Vancouver reports 27 deaths in two days. Spokane had 62 case new cases Monday and 54 Tuesday and the death lists in these places are growing rapidly. Spokane reports people having the second and even ! the third attack of the disease, thus ' showing that people do not become immune by having the disease once, In fact the Spokane health officer, in his report intimates that people who have had the disease once are more apt to take it later. Spokane's Last Report. SPOKANE.—Fifty-four cases of in-... flucnzj^, and two of pneumonia were reported yesterday to the city health department. Influenza has-shown a slight increase during the last two days, but does not yet give cause for alarm, Dr. J. B. Anderson, city health officer, stated. He says that there j h as boon a third revival of influenza ; i n various cities adjacent to Spokane ; an d that some of this is bound to enter the city. I "The danger in influenza is the walking carrier, or the person in the I early stages who thinks he has not i ! (Continued on page S) By tomorrow night the United States will have been voted "dry" by the leaves but four more to make the necessary three-fourths vote. action of three-fourths of the states in the nation ratifying the bill making prohibition national and forbidding the manufacture or sale or intoxicating liquors anywhere in the United States. It requires the votes of 36 of the 48 states to carry this constitutional amendment and only one or two are lacking today. CHICAGO.—Within 24 hours, possibly sooner, the United States will prob ably have been voted "dry" by the action of the legislatures of 36 states which constitute 75 per cent necessary to put prohibition in the federal constitution. At 2 p. m. today 34 states had ratified the amendment. The states ratifying today are Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and New Hampshire. SALEM, Oregon.—The senate today approved the federal prohibition amendment following the ratification of,the amendment by the house last night. CONCORD, N. H.—Both the senate and the house of New Hampshire today ratified the federal prohibition amendment. DES MOINES, Iowa.—The Iowa legislature today ratified the federal prohibition amendment, making the thirty-first state ratifying. DENVER.—The Colorado senate today approved the federal prohibition amendment which the house passed last week. This is the 32nd state and | RURAL TELEPHONE OUÏES IN ' MOSCOW SAID TO BE TOO LOW WELL KNOWN MERCHANT HAS SECURED FOUNDATION HERD OF FINE ANIMALS The biggest sale of purebred, reg istered Shorthorn cattle made here in a long time was closed today when E. W. Downen & Son, of Pullman, sold to N. Williamson, of Moscow, 12 head of purebred, registered Short horn cows and heifers. The list in cludes nine cows, two yearlings and one two-year-old heifer. All but the two yearlings will bring calves next spring. The price paid is in the neigh borhood of $600 for the cows and cor responding prices for the heifers. Mr. Williamson has been proprietor of the largest mercantile establishment in Moscow for the past 15 years, with branch stores in other towns, but is closing out his stock and gives pos session of the store building on Feb ruary 15. He will then devote his time to raising purebred cattle. He had bought some other animals before this. The cattle will be placed his farms, of which he has several. They will be sent to Far View Farm, on the Palouse river between Palouse and Garfield for the summer. This farm contains 600 acres and is to be fitted up for an ideal stock farm. The cattle bought by Mr. William on son are of the most noted strains of Shorthorns, from the "Prince of Orange,'' "Young Phyllis," "Nonpa | reil" and "Red Durham" strains. Fol ' lowing are the registered names of the animals bought: Princess of Or ange, Becky's Pride, Red Rose the Third, Major's Roan, Glen's Princess, Roan PauTine, Young Mary's Pansy, October Maid, Lady Crystal, Red Vio let the Third, and Princess of Dun carven. An agreement, optional on -Mr. wil , . , , , _ nls< ? n r f ronde whereby he se " a ,.°T J'"® i em ale calves for $„00 and all oi the roale calves at The calves will all be from Downen & Son s famous Scotch bull, valued at $2000. W • Bowmen & Son are pioneer breeders of Shorthorn cattle, living Pullman but having a faim or 1400 aeres ln ° ae of the coulees near W ash tuena. They have about 80 head of rcg-istcred SHorthor-ns, having- built U P the nerd from a modest start of a few cows bought when Mr. Downen was farming near Pullman and his son and partner was a mere child. VANE'S CONVICTION UPHELD BY HIGH COURT SPOKANE.—The supreme court of the state of Washington has affirm ed the judgment of the Spokane su perior court which declared William Vane guilty of perjury and sentenced him to from one to 15 years in the penitentiary, according to information received Monday by Charles M. Levy, deputy district United States attor ney. Vane is alleged to have been drowned in the Pend Oreille river last Thursday night. Federal officials doubt his drowning and search is be ing made for him by officers of the service. Another conviction of from one to 15 years for horse stealing was ap pealed at the same time and a de cision is expected daily. Si Explosion Kills Twenty. BOSTON.—Fifteen to 20 persons are known to be killed and 50 to 75 injured as the result of the explosion of a storage tank of molasses near Cutts wharf today. The explosion demolished several buildings. That the rural telephone charges from Moscow are lower than in any other town of this size in the north west is part of the evidence that will be introduced in the hearing of the plication of the Moscow Telephone & Telegraph company for permission to increase its rates on these lines from |3 to $6 per year. The hearing will be held before the public utilities commission. The company had asked permission to Increase its rates on residence and business telephones in Moscow but when the former hearing was held and this was rejected and a new .hearing ordered the ap company dropped its efforts to secure increas ed rates in town but has filed amended application asking permis sion to increase the rates on the rural lines only. au The statement of conditions prevail ing in the northwest upon which this application is based, shows that no town the size of Moscow has as low rates on the rural lines. Farmers have connection with 1700 telephones at a cost of 25 cents a month or $3 per year. The farmers own the rural lines, which are inexpensive in structlon and are built to the city limits where they connect with the city lines and the city exchange. There are 550 of these telephones and they pay $1650 per year for service. The folowing table showing charged by the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph company in all of the ter con the rates submitted as justification for the asked-for in crease. The rates charged are based upon the number of telephones in the exchange with which the rural lines connect. The list follows; Charge Per Year. ....$ 3.00 No. of Phones. 300 or less... 300 to 500. 500 to 750. 750 to 1000.... 1000 to 2000... 2000 to 4000... 4000 to 6000... 6000 to 8000... 8000 to 12000.. 12,000 up. 3.60 4.20 5.40 7.20 8.40 9.60 10.80 12.00 15.00 These rates are subject to a 10 per cent discount when paid a full year in advance. The statement shows that under the above schedule the farmers connect ing with Lewiston pay $6.48, net and the same at Colfax, while at Walla Walla they pay $7.54, net and connec tion with the Spokane exchange costs $13.50 per year. Under this schedule which has been in effect for many years, the rate for Moscow would be $6.48 per year, which is 48 cents more than the company is asking for the In nearby towns where lo cally owned exchanges are operated, $6 per- year is the charge for rural lines although the towns are much smaller than Moscow and have a much smaller number of telephones, is the rate charge at Garfield, Tekoa, Davenport and several other towns service. This ly. Some smaller exchanges, such Cottonwood and Troy charge the $:j rate which has been the rate in Mos cow for many years, but Troy has application for an increase to $6 per year and this application will be heard at the same time the Moscow hearing is held. as an A statement of these facts will be submitted to the farmers who own the various telephone lines centering at AIoscow. A few of the farmers are protesting strongly against the in crease asked for which they point out as an increase of 100 per cent, but at that it will be less than the charge in other towns no larger and some of them much smaller than Moscow. Several farmers have expressed them selves as favoring the increased rate, one of whom said; "I do not use my telephone as much as I would like to for I feel that I am 'sponging' when I pay only 25 cents a month for the service on my ranch where I need the telephone worse than I do in town, and pay $2 per month for the service in town. The rates in Moscow are about on a par with those in other towns, al though slightly below the average for towns the size of Moscow. When the proposition was made to increase rate on the business and residence tele phones the people of Moscow prepared to make a fight and raised $150 for the purpose. Only $5 of this was spent and the remaining $145 is still in the hands of the treasurer. A sug gestion has been made that this be given to the Armenian relief fund as the subscribers have no intention of carrying the fight any further. HIGH COST OF LIVING HITS MEXICO HARD MEXICO CITY.—The department •:nd commerce reports living in Mexico has The figures quoted comprise prices paid on food stuffs that enter into the ordinary workman's fare. Among the increases noted are beans, 12 to 45 cents; lard 60 cents to $2.26; beef 42 to 60 cents; rice 15 to 34 cents; rent, $6 to $7; clothes $5 to $7. of i that l._ . doubled since 1910.