Newspaper Page Text
The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO FRIDAY, JANUA RY 17, 1919 VOLUME VIII NUMBER 94 MOB KILL LIEBKNECHT AND ROSA LUXEMBURG Karl Liebknecht, Spartacan leader, and his .first assistant, Rosa Luxem burg, who has been a socialists agitator in Germany for several years, were killed by a mob in the streets of Berlin yesterday. Both have been trouble fomenters for years and are directly responsible for the recent riots which resulted in the killing of hundreds of Germans and the wounding of many hundreds more. They had started out on the Bolsheviki program, to dis pense with all order, law and wealth. Their death will be a blessing to the world. Germany has been granted another extension of the armistice, but the terms are not made public in the announcement received today. It was announced that to secure an extension Germany would have to make many concessions not previously made. ^Poland seems in a fair way to reach an agreement among the warring ' J r .lions and to have a government established. * The supreme council of the peace delegates is still discussing the question of whether the conference shall be open to the press and its proceedings published throughout the world. Spain has suspended the constitutional guarantees in Barcelonia and mar tial law has been proclaimed. The cable and telegraphic dispatches received today follow: Liebknecht and Luxemburg Killed. BERLIN, Thursday.—(By Associated Press.)—Dr. Karl Liebknecht and 1 Rosa Luxemburg have been killed. A mob yesterday stormed the lobby of the hotel Eden and took Rosa Luxemburg from the soldiers and beat her into insensibility. They started to take her to prison in an automobile when another mob halted the machine. A man jumped on the running board and shot her through the head. The body was dragged from the automobile and carried off. \> Dr. Liebknecht was hurried by soldiers troops in another automobile to the Moabite prison. He attempted to escape and was shot dead by the ... soldiers. - Liebknecht's attempt to escape was the last desperate dash for freedom by the man who left prison only last October and has had Germany in a ferment ever since. When the automobile carrying him broke down he was warned against attempting flight. When near a group of trees Liebknecht pushed aside the soldier nearest to him and dashed under the brush tiergarten. The soldiers ordered him to halt but he paid no attention. Several shots were fired one bullet striking him at the base of the neck. & _ ~ 4 Supreme Council Still Considering. PARIS, Thursday—(By Associated Press.)—At the instance of President Wilson the supreme interallied council decided today to hold in obeyance the proposed rule for virtual secrecy regarding the deliberations. It was , ., , , , ... r tj -i.- u * „ : „ j T . i: „ _ „„ decided to request representatives of British, American and Italian press to present some plan for reporting the meeting. British correspondents asked that one British press representative be ad mitted to the sittings of the congress. American correspondents declared they will be satisfied with nothing less than free access to all of the délibéra- ; Lions. I MADRID—Nokolai Lenine, Bolshevist premier of Russia, landed at Bar -Ionia. Spain, recently, acc.rdjng n.w.pap.m he». Spain Declares Martial Law. I LONDON.—The Spanish government has published a decree suspending the constitutional guarantees in the province of Barcelona, according to a . wireless dispatch received here from Madrid. Armistice is Extended. Lenine Flees From Russia. AMSTERDAM.—The armistice between the allies and Germany has been extended, the agreement taking effect upon being signed by Mathias Erz • berg, German armistice commissioner at Treves, late Wednesday, accord ing to a Berlin dispatch received here. PARIS.—The German armistice has been extended for one month by will probably be admitted at the opening session of the congress ■who concluded the session at Treves. The clauses offered commissioners "by the allies concerning agricultural implements, the Russian prisoners of War, naval conditions and restitution of materials stolen by Germany from invaded countries, were signed by the German delegates. Newspapermen to be Admitted Tomorrow. PARIS.—At the opening of the peace conference tomorrow President Wilson will sit at the right of Premier Clemenceau, who will preside. Premier Lloyd George will sit at the left of Clemenceau. Representatives of the press tomorrow. Russia Has Counter Revolution. HELINGSFORS.—A counter revolution has broken out at Petrograd, ac cording to a report from Reval. The Bolsheviki have been defeated and have started a general hurried retreat eastward from Esthonia. Poland People Reach Agreement. PAaLs, Thursday.— Ignace Jan Paderewski, Polish leader, and General Pilsudski, military dictator of Poland, have reached an agreement, the Polish national committee headquarters here announced tonight. UBGES PUSHING IBMENl RELIEF PRESIDENT WILSON ASKS PEO PLE OF UNITED STATES TO SAVE THE STARVING ' The following telegram was receiv ed by the local county council of de fense from the state council: "Carefully note the following im portant telegram from Washington, D. C., Jan. 14: 'State council of de fense, we endorse and ask your sup port for the campaign now being con ducted by the American committee for relief in the near east to raise $30, ■000,000 to relieve the unparalleled distress among Armenians, Syrians and Persians. This campaign governmental status in that the re lief which in the near east can be financed by private contributions alone will be administered under the supervision of Herbert Hoover as di rector general of international relief. President Wilson has just cabled the appropriation asked of congress for handling food relief is not intended in any way to take the place of the subscriptions being asked for relief and rehabilitation in the near east. I hope that this subscription will not In any way be interrupted or reduced. The need is immediate and very great. Please arrange for all possible assist ance from your entire organization. " 'GROSVENER B. CLARKSON, ■" 'Director Council Nat'l Defense.' " The local council and its precinct organization is cooperating to the full est extent with Rev. H. O. Perry, -county chairman of the drive, drive is proceeding slowly, but it is hoped with success. Moscow has raised approximately 50 per cent of her quota by voluntary subscriptions. The plan of personal solicitation will has The he used until the close of the drive. L. F. Parsons, chairman of the coun cil, in speaking of the drive, said there appears to be a tendency on the part of some to hold back in contribut ing to this drive. The publicity crit icizing the Y. M. C. A. and intimitating that, that organization had $100,000, 000 on hand and undecided as to how to spend together with the suggestion made that the Y. M. C. A. contribute the amount asked for in this drive, is causing some to hesitate and is hampering the drive. The matter of the Inefficiency of the Y. M. C. A. is one question: the starving women and children of the countries of the near east is another. It is anything but a Christian spirit for us to let these defenseless people starve because we may not approve of the action of some of our officers, organizations or individuals. If upon proper investigation the Y. M. C. A. has been found to have been derelict in its duty, it will be caused to suffer. To endeavor to whip the Y. M. C. A. over the backs of the defenseless peo ple of Armenia, Syria and Persia would be more reprehensible than any charge so far made against the Y. M. C. A. MONTANA FARMERS TO GET SEED GRAIN Up to December 28 the federal seed grain office at Great Falls, Mont., had received a total of 449 applica tions for seed grain loans for 32,724 acres, according to C. W. Warburton, in charge of the office. The farmers in the northern tier of counties have been hit hard financially by the two successive drouths and the seed grain loans for spring wheat will enable them to put in another crop next year. price regulations on coke and all coal ex cept Pennsylvania Anthracite was sus pended by the fuel administration to- 1 day, effective February 1. Coal Regulations To End. WASHINGTON.—Zone and ♦♦♦♦♦+++++♦♦+♦+♦+ + SENATE REFUSES TO CONFIRM MOSCOW MAN * + + + + ♦ BOISE.—With democrats sen- + ♦ ate voting against the adoption + + of report, senate this morning ♦ ♦ refused to confirm the appoint- ♦ ♦ ments of R. D. Thatcher, of + + Blackfoot; E. P. Atchinsen and + ♦ R. Hodgins of Moscow, for mem- ♦ ♦ bers of the asylum board, and ♦ + Fred R. Wilkie, of Boise, state ♦ ♦ engineer. These men were ap- ♦ + pointed by Former Governor ♦ ♦ Alexander. This action makes + + the offices vacant. They will be + ♦ filled at once by Governor Davis. ♦ +++++++++++++++++ a CAUCUS FORMED AND REAL DEM OCRATS SIGN PLEDGE AS SUCH —OTHERS REFUSE BOISE.—Taking a positive stand in their relation to the men elected as nonpartisans, regular democrats of the Idaho house of representatives are now completely organized. When the final count was made it showed ten regular democrats, six nonpartisan and two of those who had ^"er are Hyrum s eve rson of Jefferson county who was listed as a democrat by mistake and William Allard of Power county who has alwa / s t bee " a republican and now sits in that party s caucus. Asking these listed as democrats to s i gn a pledge is the scheme used by the party organization to make the line of Demarkation between the reg ular and assumed democrats, plain. Follo wing is the pledge; "We the un dersigned declare we are democrats and recognize as paramount the deino cratic state and national platform and Jf*™ o^izaUom'' 6 The Mowing men signed the declaration: Hitch cock of Bonner; Patterson of Valley; Hoff of Bear Lake; Harrison of Sho- u'X 1i VSS, S Gem; McGowan of Custer 1 , and Shear e r of Nez Perce, Those who refused to sign were Foley of Canyon; Garbutt of Owyhee: Harrison of Clearwater; Peckham of Canyon; Schroeder of Idaho and Thompson of Adams. It is said that Schroeder and Peckham are lifelong democrats, the latter having been a member of the Fourteenth session. With this organization of simon pure democrats formed, it is believed that the birth of a reorganization of the party is at hand for it is known that the action was taken after con sultation with prominent leaders of different factions which have warred in the party in the past. W. S. Shearer is the democratic house floor leader while Leslie Harri son is permanent caucus- chairman and W. M. Snow is secretary. That the caU cus will vote under the unit rule on important measures and will sup port the administration in construc tive, progressive measures is forecast ed in a statement issued last evening by Floor-leader Shearer when he said: "In order that there may be unity of purpose and thought among the democratic members of the house we have organized the democratic mi nority caucus. In no sense have we The organized to new administration is confronted with some of the grayest problems in the history of the state, growing out of the war and the whole people must help to solve them. Any program of constructive legislation looking to the rapid development of the physical, in dustrial and commercial resources of the state and safe-guarding the peo ple's interest will have our support. We want better schools, better roads, better provision for public health reg ulations and plenty of work for every body who is seeking work. Progres sive republicans want these things too and there should be and will be co operation in working out plans to get them." » MRS. LEBAUDY IN JAIL WITHOUT BONDS HEMPSTEAD, N. Y.—Mrs. Marie Augustine Lebaudy was brought be fore a justice of peace here yesterday for arraignment on a charge of Slaying her millionaire husband, the eccentric Jacques Lebaudy, at their home here. She was sobbing and in a semi-hyster ical condition when she entered the room. Mrs. Lebaudy has been confined to her bed by bronchitis, complicated by nervous shock, since the shooting. It was announced that she will not be called before the grand jury, which will complete its investigation today. The grand jurors made an inspection yesterday of the Lebaudy home. In the justice'scourt Mrs. Lebaudy pleaded not guilty and was held with out bail on'a charge of murder in the first degree. She was committed to the county jail at Mineola. I Bffl Convict Woman of Murder. CHICAGO.—Mrs. Hilda Exlund to day was found guilty of the murder of her husband and sentenced to 14 years in prison, the first woman to be convicted here of such a crime for a long period. Mrs. Exlund stabbed her husband to death with a butcher knife. BIB STRIKE III SE1ÏÏIE sums TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND MEN WALK OUT—OTHERS EXPECT ED TO FOLLOW THEM SEATTLE.—Seattle shipworkers to the number of 25,500, according to estimates of labor leaders, will go on strike next Tuesday morning to en force wage demands, as the result of decision last night by the metal trades council. Similar action, it was said, was expected of the metal trades workers in Grays Harbor, Tacoma and other cities. The action, it was explained, was the result ot dissatisfaction with the ing a basic daily wage of $8 for me chanics, $7 for special trades and $6 (tor helpers. After refusal of the board oT appeals to change the Macy award, the metal trades submitted their demands privately to the ship yard employers, asking a blanket agreement. The employers said they would stand by the Macy award. In Seattle eleven wood and four steel shipyards wil be affected by the strike of the 22 metal trades unions who set the hour for the walkout at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. M SAYS STAR-MIRROR GIVES THE NEWS LATAH COUNTY LEGISLATORS WANT HOME PAPER DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 14.—Star-Mir ror, Moscow, Idaho. Gentlemen: The Latah county delegation finds that they would appreciate news from home a little more regularly and all of the news. We also know that the Star-Mirror is the only place to get it, so kindly put my name on the mailing list for the period of the ses sion here. Address me at the House of Representatives. Everything is going nicely down here, the weather is fine, and we be lieve this will Ipe a very successful session in every respect, from our standpoint. I suppose that the road conditions up there have prevented you from making any extended automobile trips. Down here the cars are run ning all the time and almost every where. We had a nice ride out in the country Sunday and came back with plenty of jackrabbits and cot tontails. The new game warden was our host and I can say for him .that a better man could not have been found for the position and that he is going to accomplish some big results, I feel sure. He is also a prince of a good fellow personally. Trusting to hear from you and to receive the paper at an early date and hoping that if you have anything on your mind you will unburden your self without reserve, I am, with best wishes to yourself and any of the boys, Very sincerely yours, C. J. HUGO. Basketball Game Tonight, An error was made in reporting that the basketball game with the Spokane university had been postponed until Friday night of next week, request was telephoned to The Star Mirror office to announce that the health rules would prevent crowding the gymnasium and it was thought there would not be room for people from town. In getting this over the telephone the person who took it mis took the statement to mean that the game had been postponed. The game will be played tonight but only part of the seats wil be filled as the health rules provide that some ot them must be vacant. A HOMES HAVING INFLUENZA TO BE CLOSELY QUARANTINED —ALL MEETINGS STOP PULLMAN, Wash., Jan. 16.—Pull man again came under the influenza ban today when orders were issued by City Health Officer L. G. Kimzey closing theatres, churches, lodges and all public assemblies. The order does not include pool rooms and bowling alleys, but it is expected that these will be closed if spread of the disease continues. The epidemic is confined almost entirely to school children, al though in a few instances entire fam ilies have been stricken with the di sease. It is estimated that over 50 children are ill, and six teaches have fallen victims to the malady, of the cases are mild. All homes in which the disease ap pears are being quarantined, admit tance being denied except to doctors and- nurses. The gauze masks that featured the previous epidemic have not put in an appearance again, but many citizens are taking the serum y treatment to ward off the disease. ' All I LEGISLATORS DREW THEIR MILEAGE FEES YESTERDAY BOISE.—Members of the house and senate of the Idaho legislature were treated to a pleasant surprise yester day when announcement was made that their allowances would be paid at the noon hour. Re ports had circulated that with the de pleted condition of the state finances it was possible that both legislators and employees would be forced to wait for their pay. for mileage » 10 GIVE HEALTH BOARD MORE POWER LEGISLATURE TAKES ACTION TO SAFE GUARD HEALTH OF PEOPLE OF IDAHO BOISE.—Centralization of power would be placed in the board of health of the state in a way which it has not before bad by the passage of a bill in troduced yesterday by the women members of the house. The bill provides that when the board sees danger from epidemics it may enact rules and regulations to be carried out by county officers. Much conflict has existed during the influenza epidemic where county officers have made their own rules to handle local conditions and several instances are of record where cities or towns under quarantine have re fused entry to board of health offic ials. The new bill gives the latter power to enter any city, town or building and provides a severe penalty for refusal to allow this action by those responsible. m NEW MEXICO ADOPTS NEW TEACHING PLAN TEACH GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY BY MEANS OF CURRENT PUBLICATIONS ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.—Correlation of history and geography text material with current world events and move ments by means of supplemental work with periodicals, government pamph lets and war maps; encouragement of practical patriotism in the form of actual war work, in the form of gar den clubs and thrift clubs, by the students themselves; and greater em j i phasis on personal morality as a con dition precedent to national morality —these are some of the immediate changes that have been wrought on New Mexico's school system by the world war. According to Dr. Frank H. H. Rob erts, president of the Las Yeas State Normal school, 14,000 copies of a handbook on the war, prepared by a national patriotic organization, have been distributed to the school chil dren of the state, especially to those in the seventh, eighth and high school grades. This booklet has been ac cepted as a textbook by the state de partment of education. Newspapers, magazines and govern ment pamphlets have been used exten sively in this state for the pûrpose of giving students a clearer understand ing of the issues involved in the world conflict. In some districts, war maps with push pins have been employed to present the war game in a graphic and absorbing light. College presi dents, among them Dr. David R. Boyd, president of the University of New Mexico, have been strong in their in dorsement and almost unanimous in their adoption of these methods of teaching the war. With the establishment of garden clubs and thrift clubs, the school chil dren of the state have been made to realize their partnership in the great cause for which America fought. The boys' working reserve, in charge of the state superintendent of education, has done valuable work in finding em ployment for youths from 16 to 21 years of age. The Junior Red Cross has also been given a prominent place in the schools. A less tangible but none the less real effect of the war has been the quickening of the adolescent consci ence. School children are being taught that it is mere cant to speak of a new national and international morality unless the individual moral ity is heightened in proportion. The young mind has been led to see the ethical application of the geometrical axiom: "The whole is equal to the sum of its parts." m To Help Women Homesteaders. BOISE.—To Increase the rights of women in this state, two women mem bers of the Idaho house this morning, Mrs. Carrie Harper White and Mrs. Emma Drake, introduced a measure reducing the valuation of homesteads eri'eVnolf and providing for filing with out declaration. The bill also would give title to homesteads in case of death of husband. New Public Utility Member. BOISE.—Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Patch has been appointed a member of the public utilities commission. He has been serving in France for more than a year. The house has adjourn ed until Monday morning. The senate held a short session this afternoon. BUT OF EMMENl REDUCTION OF LEAD AND ZINC PRICES CAUSES HARDSHIPS IN COEUR D'ALENES Closing of lead and zinc mines in northern Idaho has men out of work who are now unable to meet their Liberty Bond and Thrift Stamp obligations, according to the District Miners' union No. 14 with headquarters at Burke, Idaho, which is petitioning the Idaho State Feder ation of Labor to bring this matter to the attention of the proper author ities; it claiming that the mine and smelter workers bought government thrown many securities on the assurances of their employers that they would assume the bonds and refund any money paid on them in the event that the workers were unable to pay. This they refuse to do, claims the union. How Miners Are Pinched. The petition follows in part: "At a meeting of the District Min ers' Union, No. 14, held at Burke January 8, the closing of some of the lead mines and the curtailment of pro duction in others at this time was a matter of serious consideration. "Two of the largest properties have suspended entirely and others are re ducing their force to the minimum of production. Was it not for the fact that it is the worst season of the year, when those who could have provided and stored fuel for the long winter months, practically compelling them to retain or give away what they have, makes the situation most distressing. Help in All Drives. "During the many drives we have had for Liberty Bonds, War Savings Stamps. Red Cross and other war re lief, we were asked to buy, buy, buy until it hurts and then some. We were assured steady employment if we bought or donated in installments; furthermore, the employer promised, in case the workman could not pay for the bond, he would refund the amount paid thereon and assume the bond himself. "With those rosy promises before them, but little trouble was experi enced in selling bonds or stamps, with the result that wages were mortgaged for months on the prospect of steady work, for the purpose of helping our government to finance the war and back up our members at the front. Up Against Trouble. "After a 10-day layoff during the holidays, without a moment's warning, on January 3, the mines and mills ( connected therewith closed down in definitely. are due in January. The holders, being out of work, cannot meet this obliga tion, and the employer refuses to re turn the amount alieady paid on them, so the workman finds himself with a partially paid bond and must borrow the balance or lose all. Instances have come to our attention where a $50 bond was sold for $20 to enable the holder to leave for pastures new. "We are asking the Idaho State Federation to take this matter under consideration and use its best judg ment in bringing it to the attention of our government through our congress men, the department of labor, or any channel it sees fit. We are boasting of having won the war for democracy; let us at least have a sample of it at home." Two payments on bonds I „ 750,00 AUSTRIANS COMING TO AMERICA WASHINGTON.—Thousands of Ital ian and Austrian war prisoners are planning to come to America as soon as possible. John B. Densmore, direc tor of the federal employment service, told the house immigration committee Tuesday, at the beginning of hearings on bills to prohibit immigration. A Red Cross worker who visited the prison camps informed him. Mr. Densmore said, that 750,000 Austrians were in Italy, most of whom expected "to drift to the United States as fast as they can," along with thousands of Italian prisoners in Siberia. Discussing industrial and employ ment conditions, he sad that up to this time the demand for labor was about equal to the the supply and that the change from a war to a peace basis had resulted in little labor disturbance and a minimum of unemployment. TEACHING MEXICAN REBELS TO BECOME FARMERS JUARES, Hex.—With the transfer of the command of the northeastern military zone from General Francisco Murgui to General Augustin Castro, the agricultural experiment which General Murmia has been conducting at Molinar, near Chihuahua City, came to an end. General Murguia conceived the plan of putting hundreds of rebels from the south, who had been given am nesty, on the fertile lands of northern Mexico and assisting them to earn a living. He started his first experi mental tract at Malinar and another later at Laguna Station. Farming im pliments, horses, mules and wind mills were supplied these native farm ers who arrived from the south with their families. Although the experi ment dd not have sufficient time to prove Its value, a substantial crop was ' being made by the farmer rebels when the scheme was abandoned by Generat Murguia when he left for the south.