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The Spartacan revolution in Germany has been broken. Dr. Karl Lieb
knecht, the radical socialist who spent almost the entire four years of the
war in a German prison but was released shortly before the war closed and
began at once to organize the anarchists, is in jail. His son, daughter and
sister had previously been captured. When his revolution failed he fled
but was overtaken and brought back in irons. It is safe to predict that he
will no longer be a menace to the peace of Europe.
■ A sensation was caused by the announcement last night that the proceed
ings of the peace conference were not to be made public but would be given
out by a censor to the newspapers of the world. England and the United
States stood for entire publicity of all proceedings but were outvoted. This
raised such a protest from all countries that another meeting is to be held
there tonight to decide whether the proceedings shall be published daily.
Many more soldiers are coming home. General March announces that
! all combat troops, except those needed for guard and police duty will be
demobilized at once.
The Polish government has taken over the control of Lithuania under pro
tectorate to save the country from Bolshevism.
All American ships requistioned during the war are being returned to
private control and we may look for a drop in cargo rates.
The cable and telegraphic news received today follows:
Karl Liebknecht is Arrested.
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BERLIN, Wednesday.—(By Associated Press.)—Dr. Karl Liebknecht, the
Spartacan leader, has been captured, it is learned tonight. He was taken by
officers and men of the division of mounted rifle guards who arrived in
Berlin today.
Reconsider Non-Publicity Order.
PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—The supreme council today, after con
sidering relations of the conference and the press decided to call a meeting
st 6 p. m. today with members of the press and representatives of the various
nations of the conference, for an interchange of views on publicity methods.
Return American Ships to Owners.
NEW YORK.—All American ships requistioned by the United States ship
ping board during the war have been released to their owners with the ex
ception of those actually engaged in army service, the shipping board an
nounced today.
The vessels in government service are to be replaced. Thirty-four steam
ships owned by the shipping board today were allotted to various lines for
operation in American trade, it became known here today.
Congress Appropriates $100,000,000,
WASHINGTON.—With little opposition the senate appropriation com
mittee today ordered a favorable report on the house bill appropriating
($100,000,000 which President Wilson requested for the food relief of starv
ing Europe.
Polish Government Established Protectorate.
LONDON.—The Polish government has provisionally taken over the ad
ministration of Lithuania to protect the country from the Bolsheviki
cording to a Warsaw telegram today. This action was taken at he request
of the president of Lithuania.
Combat Troops to Be Demobilized.
WASHINGTON.—The demobilization of combat troops in the United
States has been ordered, March,
tary committee today. He said this means every army unit in the United
States excpt two regular regiments held for police duty in each camp, has
been ordered demobilized.
Additional Soldiers to Return.
WASHINGTON.—Additional units comprising 300 officers and about 10,000
have been assigned for early convoy home from France.
Crosby to Help Peace Delegates.
WASHINGTON.—Oscar T. Crosby has resigned as special European com
in France from the United States. Secretary Glass will accept
Crosby intends to remain in Europe to advise the
missioner in
the resignation soon.
American peace delegation on financial questions.
President-Elect of Brazil Dies.
RIO JANEIRO.—Dr. Rodeques Alves, president-elect of Brazil, died today.
He had been critically ill for some time. i
Steamer in Distress Sends Out S. O. S.
WASHINGTON.—Wireless distress signals picked up today from the
steamer Ansabro Tyze, in distress with wrecked steering gear, about 175
miles off Nantucket lightship. Assistance has been sent from the Phila
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Wireless Purchase to Go Ove . . .
WASHINGTON.—By unanimous vote today the house merchant marine
committee decided to attempt no action at this session of congress on the
.administration measure proposing government acquisition of all wireless
-delphia naval district.
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Thirty-eight states have ratified the federal prohibition amendment which
Nebraska made the thirty-sixth state to
ïs two more than were needed,
ratify, which was the number required to amend the federal constitution.
This places California and New York, two states that it had been said could
never be voted "dry" in a state vote, as dry as any states in the union.
CHICAGO.—The United States today completed the legislative process of
The 36th state, Nebraska, today ratified the prohibition
"voting itself dry.
.amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating beverages.
The amendment becomes effective one year after the date of final ratifi
Meanwhile the nation goes dry on July 1, next, by presidential
proclamation as a war measure unless the president recinds it before then.
A distillers' committee, which is fighting the law "to the last ditch" has
announced that the constitutions of 22 states requires a referendum vote
,of the citizens in order to ratify a constitutional amendment.
Nebraska "Puts it Over."
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Nebraska state legislature at 10:32 a. m. today
completed the ratification of the federal prohibition amendment when the
senate voted to concur in the house amendment to the senate joint resolu
tion providing ratification.
Missouri "Shows 'em How.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Missouri legislature today ratified the
one more + han is
federal prohibition amendment, making the 37th state, or
needed to carry the amendment.
Wyoming is 38th State.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The Wyoming legislature today unanimously ratified
-the federal prohibition amendment, making the 38th state, or two more than
was needed.
Nebraska Takes No Chances.
LINCOLN.—To eliminate the possibility of an injunction against the rati
fication, Governor McKelvie today dispatched Nebraska's approval of the
federal prohibition amendment to the state department by special delivery
registered letter.
There has not been a single case of
influenza developed from the case that
under Investigation inCreekmur's
business college 10 days ago. A young
who had been attending the
school felt badly and went to a doc
tor after he had quit school and was
found to have the "flu.'
covered and no other cases developed
from it.
He hap re
The new Y. M. C. A. hut, costing
$9000 will be ready for occupancy In
a few days. The hut is located on
the campus of the University of Idaho
and is fast nearing completion, ac
cording to S. J. Chaney, who is in
charge of the work in Moscow, as sec
retary of the organization. The work
of completing the building is being de
layed because of the nonarrival of
sand for plastering.
The hut is to be used by the Y. M.
C. A. and other organizations for so
cial and religious meetings and for
entertainments. Reading and writing
rooms have been arranged in the
building for the use of the students
and others who wish to use them. A
motion picture machine is to be in
stalled and good films will be secured
and shows will be given. The hut is
to be equipped with everything for
the convenience of the students who
are away from home and entertain
ments along religious and social lines
will be provided. It is planned to
have a formal opening of the hut when
it is completed.
Plans to continue the work of the Y.
M. C. A. on the war basis during the
reconstruction period were made at
the "Y" conference held at Portland.
The secretaries of the Y. M. C. A. col
leges of the Northwest were present.
Secretaries from the Oregon Agricul
tural College at Corvallis, University
of Washington, Oregon State College,
University of Montana, Washington
State College, Willamette University,
Bozeman Agricultural College, Uni
versity of Utah, and the University of
Idaho, Secretary S. J. Chaney from
Idaho. The aim of the Y. M. C. A.
all over the country, is to be of the
greatest possible service, religiously
and socially.
More than half of the wheat deliver
ed in Moscow in 1918 was ground into
flour here. This fact was brought out
in comparing the shipments made
from Moscow during the year just
passed. The three railroads from this
point shipped from Moscow during
the year 1918, a total of 179 carloads
of flour as compared with 161 car
loads of wheat. The total shipments
of products of Latah county farms,
Including the flour which was made
from wheat grown here, was 640 car
]oads . This> of coursej does not in
elude shipments in less than carload
The value of the wheat shipped as
wheat and as flour, would be more
than $1,000,000. Counting 1500 bu
shels of wheat to the car the wheat
alone would he worth more than $485,
000, and the wheat ground into flour
and shipped from here would be worth
considerably more than that sum,
bringing the total well above a million
The shipments of oats and barley
were the lowest in the history of La
tah county and Moscow, the ship
ments of barley being but six carloads
and only 25 carloads of oats went out
on the three railroads.
Livestock formed the largest ship
ment from Moscow, next to wheat and
flour, there having been 85 carloads
of livestock sent from Moscow dur
ing the year. This included cattle,
sheep, horses and hogs, with the lat
ter predominating. Most of the cat
tie and hogs went to Spokane. The
bulk of the sheep shipments went
to eastern markets.
Oh, Fellers, the Silk Hat!
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* Senate Confirms Appointments +
♦ BOISE.— The
this *
♦ morning confirmed appointments +
+ made by Governor Alexander of +
+ F. A. David, of Moscow, and W. +
♦ J. A. McViety, of Boise, as labor +
♦ commissioners. The appoint- +
♦ ments were made in October.
The senate also confirmed the ♦
+ appointments made by Governor +
♦ Davis yesterday of Jay Gibson, +
♦ for bank commissioner; Daniel +
+ Church, of Pocatello, as insur- +
+ ance commissioner; George H. ♦
♦ Fisher, of Bancroft and Frank
+ J. Clayton, of Boise, as mem- +
♦ bers of the industrial accident +
♦ commission.
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SPOKANE.—Asa V. Bradrick, pio
er lumberman, who died on Decem
f 5, 1918, left an estate valued at
$4|,000, which is all given to a son,
W. Bradrick of Palouse, Wash,
he will was made one day after
the death of his wife, who died two
days before Mr. Bradrick. The signa
ture affixed is scarcely more than a
scrawl, aas Mr. Bradrick was very low
when it was made. Ethel H. Butts,
superintendent of the Deaconess hos
pital, was one of the witnesses.
J. C. Cunningham, Fred Prescott
and' P. E. Elmendorf were appointed
by Superior Judge Webster to ap
praise the property, consisting prin
cipally of real estate in Washington
and Idaho. Mr. Bradrick left a large
cattle ranch north of Spokane, where
he had Intended to build up a herd
of fancy cattle. The will requests
that the son be not required to fur
nish bond and that no court proceed
ings be required,
Attorney F. A, MeMasters present
A surprising item is that of vinegar.
There was a total of 75 carloads of
Vinegar shipped from Moscow during
the year. There is a large vinegar
factory here which does a big busi
ness but few realize that its ship
ments have averaged one and a half
carloads a week for a year. The fac
tory owns its own cars, these being
large tank cars and the vinegar is
shipped mostly in bulk. Many car
loads have been shipped during the
year that are not incuded in this to
tal, which is only full carloads. Hun
dreds of barres of vinegar, totaling
many carloads, have been shipped in
addition to the full carload shipments.
There were 20 carloads of potatoes,
19 full carloads of fruit, 14 carloads
of peas and two carloads of beans
shipped during the year. These ship
ments are all products of the soil
wtihin a radius of a few miles of Mos
Another big item is farm machinery,
totalling 26 carloads. This includes
the shipments from Idaho National
Harvester company, which has a big
factory here and made and shipped,
during 1918, 26 carloads of combined
harvesters which went as far south as
the Imperial valley in California, and
to points in Texas, and as far east as
the middle west.
The year 1918 was the poorest, from
an agricultural standpoint this coun
ty has ever known, the crop being the
lightest in the history of the county,
yet the total value of the farm prod
nets shipped from here during the
year will run close to $2,000,000.
"I predict that in a short time the
street car men of Spokane will be
100 per cent organized," Tuesday de
clared President Everett J. Parker of
the Amalgamated Associated of
Steam and Electric Railway Workers
in this city. "There have been in
stances of men discharged for becom
ing union men, but this sort of thing
will not stop the movement."
Mr. Parker, outlining the struggle
which the street car men have had
with the high cost of living, said:
"We are not on a par with the la
borer who takes his pick and shovel
on his shoulder and goes out to work
digging sewers or doing other con
struction work. He goes right to
work and his pay starts from the
moment he begins. His day is over
in eight hours and he draws for his
work 50 cents per hour.
"When a man goes to work for a
street car company as a carman he
must make an outlay of about $100
which is the amount necessary to
cover his uniform, two weeks of tui
tion work, cap and deposit of $1 as
security against the loss of his badge.
"His hours are long and he is paid
but 33 cents per hour in the begin
ning. I have been with the Traction
company for several years and get
the maximum pay of 39 cents per
hour. To make wages of $4.38 daily
I work from 6:45 a. m. to 7:04 p. m.,
that is I must put in a day of that
tice of our demand. We have been
trying to get it acted upon since last
July. Even the government mediator
realized we were suffering an injus
tice and President Elliott of the Spo
kane & Inland Empire Railroad com
pany was personally willing for a
joint submission of the controversy
had it been in his power."
Concerning the matter, G. Y. Harry,
government mediator, in a letter to
N. L. Kerwin of the department of
labor dated December 18, 1918, writes
in part:
Two Roads Loaned Coin.
"I find that the Spokane and In
land Empire Railroad company is
jointly owned by the Northern Pa
cific and Great Northern railway
companies, that their management
and fiscal policy is dictated by these
roads. In my interviews with Mr.
Elliott today he advised me that the
company has not paid dividends for a
number of years, that it has been a
losing proposition and that the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific have
had to contribute from their funds to
keep it operating. At this time the
interest is due on the bonded in
debtedness and will become delin
quent on January 1.
"He readily admitted to me the
justice of the demands the men are
making on the company."
Mr. Parker stated he was not in
favor of a walkout, but points to the
patience the men have exhibited in
the matter, which has been under ne
gotiation for six months. Upon the
return of the received, E. F. Conners,
from Chicago, the matter will be
brought to a head, it is thought. Prior
to leaving Mr. Conners is said to have
agreed to give it his first attention
as soon as he shall have gotten in
touch with things.—Spokane Chron
SPOKANE.—That William Vane
did not drown in the Pend Oreille
river last week seems to be estab
lished now.
■ Federal officers from Spokane,
working on the case of the mysterious
disappearance of the wealthy New
port man, thrice convicted of felonies,
who was at liberty under $26,000
bonds awaiting the result of his ap
peals to the district court, today are
said to have gained a confession from
Howard Kessler to the effect that the
reported drowning of Vane was but a
Late last Thursday night Kessler
and Philip Nagle, residents of the
neighborhood of Newport, began call
ing for help while out in a boat on
the Pend Oreille river. They declared
that Vane had been crossing the river
with them and that they struck a
floating log, the jar throwing Vane
into the river.
Kessler has been permitted by the
officers to return to his ranch across
(Continued on page 4.)
What is known as the "Consolida
tion Bill" to carry out the recom
mendations of Governor Davis to con
solidate into a smaller compass the
many bureaus, commissions, etc., that
handle the state's affairs, is the chief
topic of interest in Boise now. It
was introduced yesterday and met
with much opposition from the friends
of men who are holding appointive
positions with these commissions,
which positions would be lost if the
bill becomes a law. It is proposed
to have nine men each drawing $3,600
per year to manage the affairs of
the state, much as the "commission"
form of government in Spokane and
other cities, manages the business
there. The following dispatch from
Boise tells of the plan and gives a
detailed list of the commissions and
bureaus that would be put out of
existence and how the work of these
would be handled. It follows:
BOISE.—Aiming at the "unethical"
dentist a bill was introduced in the
senate at a short session yesterday
afternoon that would put advertising
practitioners out of business if they
advertised prices for dental work or
would use a corporation, association,
parlor or trade monicker in these ads.
The measure was introduced in the
upper body by Senator Johnson, who
did not claim its authorship. It calls
for revocation of licenses in cases of
violation and provides district super
visors to enforce laws under the di
rection of the dental board of the
state. The bill is lengthy.
In the afternoon session of the sen
ate Senator Robertson of Washington
said that he had read that deficiency
warrants may have to be issued to
the legislators and employes for their
pay and he sarcastically asked,
"Where is the $1,000,000 which was to
be saved by the last administration
each year?"
Predictions are rife that the "third
house, will be largely augmented in
the next few days with the arrival
of many politicians to take stands
on the much talked of "consolidation
bill" introduced in the senate yester
day afternoon.
The provision of the bills are vol
It is said to cover more
than fifty pages and reaches into ev
ery department of the state govern
ment. Following is a list of depart
ments affected and a resume of the
proposed heads and deputies who will
have active charge of the departments
each head receiving a salary of $3600
per year and each individual to be a
member of the cabinet of the gover
Department of Agriculture.
Superseded—State board of agri
culture and its officers; directors of
farm markets; state board of horti
cultural inspection and its officers;
state horticultural inspector and his
deputies; state bee inspector and his
deputies; state livestock sanitary
board and its officers; state veterin
ary surgeon and his assistants; state
recorder of brands; state sealer of
weights and measures and his dep
uties and assistants; fish and game
warden and his deputies (in relation
to fish hatcheries only).
As Proposed—Commissioner of ag
riculture; director of markets; direct
of animal industry; director of
plant industry; director of fairs; ad
visory board, composed of 9 persons.
Department of Public Works.
Superseded—State highway com
mission and secretary of state high
way commission (except in relation
to the registration of motor vehicles);
state highway engineer and other
employees of state highway commis
sion; duties of state board of land
commissioners, the register, land com
missioner in relation to public parks;
trustees of capitol building; Rexbum
park board of control.
As Proposed — Commissioner of
public works; director of highways;
advisory board of highway advisers,
composed of 9 persons.
Dept, of Commerce and Industry.
Superseded—Public utilities com
mission, its officers and employees;
state banking department, state bank
commissioner and his deputies; board
of appeal from decisions of bank com
missioner; insurance department of
state, insurance commissioner and his
deputy; state insurance manager;
duties of bank commissioner and mine
inspector under Blue Sky law.
As Proposed — Commissioner of
commerce and industry; director of
banking; director of insurance; man
ager of state industrial insurance.
Department of Finance.
Superseded—state examiner and his
deputy; state depository board and its
As Proposed—Commissioner of fi
Department of Immigration, Labor
and Statistics.
Superseded — Industrial accident
board, its officers and employees; in
spector of mines; commissioner of
immigration, labor and statistics.
Commissioner of
immigration, labor and statistics; in
spector of mines; advisory board of
workers welfare advisors, composed
of 9 persons.
Department of Law Enforcement.
Superseded—Fish and game war
den, his deputies and assistants (so
far as his and their duties relate to
fish and gamejicenses and sh ipping
(Continued on page 4.)
As Proposed

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